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Game 132: Yankees vs. Athletics

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 31, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (81-50)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada C
Marcus Thames DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Ramiro Pena 3B

RHP Phil Hughes (15-6, 4.12)
Hughes vs. Athletics

ATHLETICS (65-65)
Coco Crisp CF
Daric Barton 1B
Kurt Suzuki C
Jack Cust DH
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Mark Ellis 2B
Jeff Larish LF
Rajai Davis RF
Cliff Pennington SS

RHP Vin Mazzaro (6-6, 3.61)
Mazzaro vs. Yankees

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

UMPIRES: HP Doug Eddings, 1B Dana DeMuth, 2B CB Bucknor, 3B Kerwin Danley

WEATHER: Upper 80s through most of the game. Perfect blue sky overhead. Very light breeze.

MINOR LEAGUE NEWS: Eduardo Nunez, Jesus Montero and Jonathan Albaladejo were named to the International League postseason all-star teamMelky Mesa was named the Florida State League Player of the YearYankees going to the Arizona Fall League: George Kontos, Austin Romine, Craig Heyer, Corban Joseph and Brandon Laird. That’s a very good group.

GOOD TO GO: Brett Gardner is fifth in the majors with 37 stolen bases this season. He’s been caught once in his past 13 attempts. It’s the highest single-season total for a Yankee since Alfonso Soriano stole 41 in 2002. In his career, Gardner has an 85.5 percent success rate, fifth-highest among active players with at least 85 stolen base attempts.

ONE AWAY: With one more home run, Mark Teixeira will be the sixth Yankee to hit at least 30 home runs in each of his first two years with the team. The others: Ruth, Maris, Giambi, Rodriguez and Sheffield.

BERKMAN READY TO RETURN: Lance Berkman expects this to be his last rehab start. He told Mike Ashmore: “I’m going to play the game tonight, and if nothing unforeseen happens, I’ll head back tomorrow.”

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m.: Double steal for Gardner and Jeter, and Suzuki chose to go after Jeter at second rather than Gardner at third.

UPDATE, 7:33 p.m.: Bases-loaded GIDP for Cano. At least it’s a run. That’s a 1-0 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: Triple by Jorge Posada. I’ll say that again. Triple by Jorge Posada. It’s now 3-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: Facing bases-loaded with one out in the third, Hughes allowed a sac fly but ultimately limited the damage to just the one run. It’s still a Yankees lead, 3-1.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Right in front of the press box, a guy just boxed out a girl to catch a foul ball. The girl then punched him right in the gut.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: Second deck for Nick Swisher. His 25th of the season, a two-run shot, a 5-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:32 p.m.: Sac fly in the third inning, now an RBI ground out in the fourth. Hughes hasn’t been great, but he’s still leading 5-2 and needs one more inning to be eligible for the win. He’s at 84 pitches.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: More high than far, Granderson just went deep on a 3-1 pitch to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead.

UPDATE, 8:43 p.m.: There goes Mark Teixeira, home run No. 30. Sixth Yankee all time to hit at least 30 in his first two seasons with the team. By the way, it’s 9-2.

UPDATE, 9:26 p.m.: Solo home run by Daric Barton off Chad Gaudin. Still a 9-3 Yankees lead with Hughes in line for his 16th win.

UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: Brett Gardner and Austin Kearns hitting back-to-back. Is this the first time two Yankees have batted back-to-back with country music as their at-bat music?

 
 

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737 Responses to “Game 132: Yankees vs. Athletics”

  1. champ809 August 31st, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    repost-

    champ809 August 31st, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    GB

    I’d guarantee you that Ca$h would personally deliver those 3 players to the Dodgers for Kemp if given the chance.

    Kemp has the potential to be an elite player in the league along the Cano, ARod, Texiera line whereas no body from the triumvirate of Granderson/Nova/Romine would be considered to profile as elite.

    I happen to like all 3 players but they’d be wearing Dodger blue in a NY minute if they could get Kemp in ’stripes!

    And please don’t confuse me with Chip or Kemp with the David DeJesus’ and Brad Hawpes’ of the baseball world.

  2. kd August 31st, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    lance will be a big addition to this team

  3. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Pitch well, young master, pitch well.

  4. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I just want to get a celebratory vanilla shake at In-n-Out tonight, Phil.

    Please, please, please, let me get what I want.

  5. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Really surprised that they thought so highly of Craig Heyer.

  6. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Never realized just how bad Kemp is at stealing bases. Other than last season, he’s pretty much better off not attempting to steal at all.

  7. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Also, isn’t the 1 year anniversary coming up for Chad & The Lads since taking over the LoHud ????

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    It was more like “Escape From The Planet Of The Ape”.

  8. Giuseppe Franco August 31st, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Also, isn’t the 1 year anniversary coming up for Chad & The Lads since taking over the LoHud ????

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    It was more like “Escape From The Planet Of The Ape”.

    ———–

    LOL. And on that note, I’m outta here.

    Can’t stand reading all the whining during game action.

  9. Contristo August 31st, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Heyman reports that the Yankees claimed Lilly off waivers but the Dodgers pulled him back. oh well. Kuroda or Dave Bush perhaps?

  10. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    GB…….You & Charlton Heston

  11. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Happy they pulled him back

  12. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I wonder how long it will take the whiners to start the complaints about the Yankees never coming from behind if that is the case tonight, completely forgetting how strong they came back from a 3-0 hole last night against the A’s best pitcher.

  13. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    The amount of 2 strike fouls were the shocker. Every one was aware that there were a lot of them.

  14. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    does it seem like hughes is having some of the issues joba had last year? A lot of high pitch ABs, and many foul balls, not getting the ball past the bat?

    Gets the outs, but takes a lot of pitches to get there?

    Not a criticism as much as an observation…

  15. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Four CB’s, a cutter and a changeup in his first 13 pitches.

  16. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    does it seem like hughes is having some of the issues joba had last year? A lot of high pitch ABs, and many foul balls, not getting the ball past the bat?

    Well not quite, hitters hit a lot better off of Joba last year. And he walked twice as many guys.

  17. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    i just mean with the long ABs

  18. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    1-2 walk.

  19. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    What’s interesting about that stat is Verlander, the leader, has 30 more than Hughes. That’s a lot.

    Hughes reminds me of Verlander in the way they attack hitters.

  20. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    the kid is second in the AL in wins and all everyone does is pick him apart. Now it’s all the two strike foul balls-he’ll learn how to read bats and get outs easily, it’s not a skill that can be taught in a classroom, it has to be learned on the mound. And when he does, he’ll be a Cy Young Award winner.

  21. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Hughes is completely different than Joba circa-2008, who constantly nibbled and never challenged hitters. Hughes challenges all of them, he’s just getting more foul balls than you might expect. That’s an interesting stat comparing him to Verlander, SJ

  22. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    MG-

    You’re a bit too sensitive. I haven’t seen anyone picking him apart.

  23. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    nice dp

  24. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Nice DP.

  25. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    He really needed that DP

  26. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    what’s up with Hughes and the high pitch count per inning. Hopefully he can get quick outs in the next inning

  27. Howe Farr August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    double play, thats why tino and michael kay should talk about the high pitch count AFTER the inning

  28. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    it’s not picking him apart. they are observations.

  29. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    There are times when Michael Kay opens his my only to switch feet……Talking Head idiot at times

  30. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    double play!!

  31. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    HOHOHO, are you kidding me? Just read all the blog comments over the past couple of months…

  32. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Joba, realistically, had 4 pitches to work with, and just didn’t attack hitters. You give Hughes Joba’s slider and change and he’s the best pitcher in baseball.

  33. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Hughes is completely different than Joba circa-2008, who constantly nibbled and never challenged hitters.

    I think you mean Joba circa 2009. 2008 Joba blew everyone away and had them all swinging over his slider.

  34. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Even with a double play, still a twenty-two (22) pitch inning.

    Lol.

  35. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Okay, MG, I don’t know why you would be bringing up comments over the past few months right now, I was assuming you were talking about the comments people were making at the moment, you know, in the game thread.

    I have no desire to defend comments that I don’t have in front of me.

  36. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Worse than the 235+ two strike fouls is the 38 two out runs. That needs to get fixed

  37. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Ah, Joba 2008…. before that fateful night in Texas….

    :cry:

  38. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    HOHOHO, it was as much about the Yankees broadcasters, in particular Michael Kay, repeating this alleged issue about all the foul balls and high pitch counts.

    Hughes is a first year starter, all they have to do is check David Price’s stats from 2009 and they would see exactly the same thing. One year later, Price is a top of the rotation starter.

  39. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    yay Brett…he has been hitting a lot recently….basically with Jeter behind him he needs to run within the first few pitches…because JETER is the pitchers best friend (the DP)

  40. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Gardner needs to run early and at least give Jeter some strikes to work with.

  41. Dano from England August 31st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    steal steal steal gritty gutty brett
    come on!

  42. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thats Gardner’s game right there. Nice job.

    Good little cutter there by Hughes to get the DP.

  43. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    MG-

    You could look back at the posts and see that I am a staunch Hughes supporter. I think, all things considered, he’s had a fabulous year.

  44. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    good job Gardner!!!

  45. Dano from England August 31st, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    there you go!

  46. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Gardner making his presence felt early in this game. Now Jete’s job is to get him to third.

  47. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I wanna rock! ROCK!

  48. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Speed!

  49. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    The Yankees are picking on Suzuki.

  50. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Phil Hughes is TERRIBLE. Already 1 walk, no strikeouts and how many foul balls!?!?!

    Jeez send him back to AAA

  51. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    coolness….at least Jeter still has the legs

  52. Howe Farr August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    oh oh, suzuki is going to have a long night

  53. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Double steal….nice!

  54. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Nice aggressiveness on the bases by both Gardy and Jeet.

  55. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    niiiiiiiiiice

  56. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    be aggressing and it helps the offense all over

  57. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    # Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Phil Hughes is TERRIBLE. Already 1 walk, no strikeouts and how many foul balls!?!?!

    Jeez send him back to AAA

    ——————

    We could trade him. I’m sure Oliver Perez is available.

  58. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    uh oh please be okay mark.

  59. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    its nice to see somebody else get run on…because its pitiful when AJ is pitching against a running team…like TB

  60. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Girardi challenged his baserunners to compete at a high level tonight.

  61. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    We could trade him. I’m sure Oliver Perez is available.

    Good idea, at least he has “Swing and Miss” stuff

  62. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    where did he get hit?

  63. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Right now, there isn’t a pitcher on the planet that wants to pitch to Cano with the bases loaded.

  64. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I, like 99% of Yankee fans, love Tino Martinez, but he just doesn’t have that “Commentator Voice” If you know what I mean.

  65. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    it could be late early for the A’s if Cano goes yard here…

  66. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Girardi challenged his baserunners to compete at a high level tonight.

    Well he better give Robbie the sac-fly sign or I’m going to be mad!

  67. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    # Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    We could trade him. I’m sure Oliver Perez is available.

    Good idea, at least he has “Swing and Miss” stuff

    ————–

    Lefty too!

  68. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Don’t be surprised if we can’t even score one here.

  69. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    wow that was a low strike

  70. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    # Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I, like 99% of Yankee fans, love Tino Martinez, but he just doesn’t have that “Commentator Voice” If you know what I mean.

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    Haha, I’m loving him less with every game.

  71. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Is this the postitive game thread or the negative game thread?

    It isn’t posted anywhere.

  72. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I mean, what he’s saying is fine, good points, he just has this voice thats… I just can’t explain it, but it isn’t good.

  73. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    # Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Is this the postitive game thread or the negative game thread?

    It isn’t posted anywhere.

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    # Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Don’t be surprised if we can’t even score one here.

  74. Howe Farr August 31st, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I, like 99% of Yankee fans, love Tino Martinez, but he just doesn’t have that “Commentator Voice” If you know what I mean.
    ____________________________________________________

    and John Flaherty talking hitting is like isiah thomas talking coaching

  75. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Massaro doesn’t have a pitch to get Robbie out right here…

  76. kd August 31st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    cano is making this guys work. i like it

  77. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Massaro playing with fire.

  78. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Yeah, but Flaherty has proven his worth in the booth, he’s allowed to say stuff.

  79. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I still love Tino…just not as an announcer. He has a weird nasal sounding voice…it almost sounds like he is speaking a foreign langauge when he talks

  80. kd August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    this guy

    sorry for the typo

  81. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Tough break there.

  82. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Ruby Tuesday fail.

  83. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    a rocket…bad luck… we already had him at 24 pitches.. would have been huge if they only recorded 1 out there.

  84. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    that is kinda sad that after all that…a DP

  85. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Man that hurts. Cano just didn’t want to walk.

  86. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    he hit it on the button but right at someone, that’s baseball…

  87. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    An atom dp, tough break

  88. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    he hit it hard. going to be a short day for vinny.

  89. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    That was a bummer! 10 pitch at bat and hits into a DP.

  90. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Man that hurts. Cano just didn’t want to walk

    ——————

    This is nonsensical.

  91. Howe Farr August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    flaherty is the worst…the best being rizzuto, mercer and seaver

  92. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Cano ripped it. Great AB, tough result.

  93. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Yes. A huge second run!

  94. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Let’s see how they score this…

  95. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    there ya go

  96. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    how could Cano ‘not want to walk’? He didn’t chase a single pitch in that AB. The slider down and in that he fouled off was a really good pitch that would have gotten most hitters.

  97. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Force mistakes and take advantage of them

  98. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Good job Swish picking up Cano there..

  99. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    :)

  100. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    A triple for Jorge! lol! LOL!

  101. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Well we’re not going to see that again.

  102. Dano from England August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    hip hip

  103. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    There better be an iso-cam replay to show Sado running all the way.

  104. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    And Posada fills the triple column

  105. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Man that hurts. Cano just didn’t want to walk

    ——————

    This is nonsensical.

    He swung at 3 pitches out of the zone.

  106. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Posada has not only been hot, but he’s been running really well lately. Fleet afoot as they say. :lol:

  107. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Jorgie with a triple to left field, that’s probably a career first

  108. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Not watching the game so I guess an error.. Thank you Ellis!

  109. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I can’t believe that Posada just got a triple….LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of course if the 3B caught the ball cleanly Posada would have been a dead duck…

  110. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Oh my god. Jorge just barely got that one. Other than an outfielder breaking a leg, that is the only triple you’ll ever see by Jorge.

  111. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Posada triple!!!! :shock:
    :grin:

  112. kd August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    posada with a triple!! kouzmanof totally missed that play

    think jeter will make fun of him running so slowly?

  113. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Bad luck for Robbie, a little good fortune for Swish…. we’ll take it.

    When Jorge is bangin triples off the LF wall then it could be a good night.

  114. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    the 2-1 pitch to Cano was down and far inside.

    not sure that one could say swisher “picked up Cano” because it’s not Cano did anything wrong.

  115. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Posada just hit a triple and andy was cracking up in the dugout. Im dying.

  116. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    POPO

  117. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    phil is getting the run support as usual. and a long rest after a long top 1.

  118. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Actually according to PitchFX, Robbie swung at 5 pitches out of the strikezone in that at-bat. Although to be fair, they were all close.

  119. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    Posada has not only been hot, but he’s been running really well lately. Fleet afoot as they say.
    *************

    Before you know it, he’ll be a basestealer! LOL

  120. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    So what’s our record when we score two or more runs in this first inning?

  121. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    The flip side of Cano’s AB……

    Ellis boots an easy grounder for the second run and Jorgie hits a triple for run #3.

    Great call Ruby Tuesday/California.

    Once again, you make a horses $&$ out of yourself on here.

    Congratulations.

    35 pitch first inning for Massaro.

  122. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    yeah those pitches to cano were too close to take…

  123. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Thames just struck out on exactly the same pitch Cano fouled off, it is a good pitcher’s pitch. This isn’t a video game, there is a real pitcher on the mound doing his best to get the batter out.

  124. Frozen Rope August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    I wonder how long it will take the whiners to start the complaints about the Yankees never coming from behind if that is the case tonight, completely forgetting how strong they came back from a 3-0 hole last night against the A’s best pitcher.

    the Yankees haven’t had a lot of come back and dramatic wins this year, particularly compared to last year but what the whiners will completely overlook is that this is the product of improved starting pitching this year, particularly because most of this year the 2010 team has kept on pace with the 2009 team that won 103 games.

  125. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Carl-

    Let me get this straight: swinging at 3 pitches that were borderline = Cano “doesn’t want to walk?” I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it would be more accurate to say that, as the cleanup hitter with the bases loaded, he didn’t want to strike out. Cano was looking to drive the ball, and if the pitches were so far out of the zone that he walked, so be it.

    He hit a rocket to second base, you’re going to criticize his strategy in that at bat?

  126. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Posada and Swish picked up Robbie. It’s all good.

  127. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Jesus, people. pitches close to the strike zone and you’re complaining after he rips a bulley to the 2nd baseman? He could stand there like Gardner has been doing and watching pitches down the middle

  128. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    The dugout reaction was priceless……

  129. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    If Phil can have a quick one here and get Massaro back out there then they could potentially knock him out early and burn up that A’s pen for the rest of the series. This is one of those games where you want to put the hammer down because it could benefit you later in the series.

  130. theREALkevin August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Yankees offense is suddenly on fire again. These at bats recently have been outstanding.

  131. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Great call Ruby Tuesday/California.

    ——————–

    don’t forget ER/RDM.

    ugh.

  132. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    So what’s our record when we score two or more runs in this first inning?

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    I’m gonna go with a lot better than your record of correct predictions.

  133. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    So what’s our record when we score two or more runs in this first inning?
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    the Yankees record is pretty good, your record is 0 for however many times you have posted in your life.

  134. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    ***Bullet***

  135. Yankeefran August 31st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    John F is cracking me up over Posada’s triple (paraphrase)
    “He rounds second and thinks about turning it up a gear. Oh no, don’t have another gear!”

  136. Rob B August 31st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    # Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Actually according to PitchFX, Robbie swung at 5 pitches out of the strikezone in that at-bat. Although to be fair, they were all close.
    ————

    Exactly. And once he had two strikes, he HAD to swing at anything close. I give him a lot of credit for fouling so many off.

  137. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Jesus, people. pitches close to the strike zone and you’re complaining after he rips a bulley to the 2nd baseman? He could stand there like Gardner has been doing and watching pitches down the middle

    ————

    I know we’re supposed to ignore these people, but sometimes it’s damn near impossible.

  138. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I might skip Phil’s next turn for Javy on Sunday.
    He looks a little gassed.

  139. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Carl-

    Let me get this straight: swinging at 3 pitches that were borderline = Cano “doesn’t want to walk?” I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it would be more accurate to say that, as the cleanup hitter with the bases loaded, he didn’t want to strike out. Cano was looking to drive the ball, and if the pitches were so far out of the zone that he walked, so be it.

    He hit a rocket to second base, you’re going to criticize his strategy in that at bat?

    Yeah I am. Obviously Cano has been a lot better at not expanding the zone, but hes been doing it more lately this month. To me it looked like he didn’t want to walk, but hit a slam. It was actually 5 out of the zone. A couple weren’t close.

  140. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    that looked like a strike to me

  141. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    The last game that Posada tripled, I believe that he also stole at least one base.

  142. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Mick-

    I don’t think that’s a bad idea. He’s really laboring lately, maybe a little rest would do him good.

  143. Howe Farr August 31st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    john falhety had a total of 21 singles his entire career…i kid

  144. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    What is with Yankees walking the first batter after the offense gives them a lead!

  145. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    ball 4 to cust was a ball. high and a bit outside. fair call

  146. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Phil aint feelin it tonight.

  147. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Hughes isn’t especially sharp yet, tonight.

  148. JoeyA August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    How long will Jorge’s DL stint be after that one? :)

    Great ABs by Swish & Po to pick up Cano. How in the world can anyone have a single complaint about Cano this season?

    He’s a top 3 2B in the MLB.

    And as I watch Hughes, is it possible he’s just tired?

    I’m not one to criticize him. I think what he’s achieved this season @ this point in his career is remarkable. If he was on any other team, ESPN and other sports networks would push him as the future ace.

    But maybe the season has worn on him and he’s lost a bit, thus him tailing pitches and not putting guys away.

  149. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Carl-

    I assume you had the same criticism lined up if that ball got through the infield instead of going for a DP?

    What you’re doing is the definition of nitpicking.

  150. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    the A’s didn’t exactly come to play tonight or last night…

  151. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    lol that never happens…player kicks the ball

  152. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Rough inning for Ellis so far.

  153. Howe Farr August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    baseball rules, posada gets a put out….idiotic

  154. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Ellis has to learn, you’re not supposed to kick the ball on offense or defense.

    I had World Cup fever too, but it’s over now.

  155. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    If Nova keeps dealing I would love to see him get either Phil’s or AJ’s Alds start.

  156. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Interestingly enough, the Yankees are actually 27-10 when leading going into the second inning. That’s a .730 win percentage .

  157. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Hughes needs a rest. It’s as simple as that. He’s going through a rough patch right now with location. I’d rather have him fresh for the postseason than to see him get to innings limit in the reg. season. This is painful to watch. He’s still a young developing pitcher, and he’s tired. Not just physically, but mentally. Teams in tight pennant race and he’s the #2 without Pettitte out.

  158. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    pat

    Dugout reaction was fantastic!

    ***

    Only one pitch in Cano at-bat he probably should have taken; but it changes the at-bat.

  159. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Cabbage tossing goat puncher! Throw strikes!

  160. Rob B August 31st, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    # Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Ellis has to learn, you’re not supposed to kick the ball on offense or defense.

    I had World Cup fever too, but it’s over now.
    ————

    :lol:

  161. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Nightly webgem from Tex.

  162. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Jesus, people. pitches close to the strike zone and you’re complaining after he rips a bulley to the 2nd baseman? He could stand there like Gardner has been doing and watching pitches down the middle

    heck no, Robbie had to swing at all but MAYBE one of those pitches. Even the one furthest out of the zone could have been called by an ump with a big zone. I have no problem with Robbie’s at-bat!

  163. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Tex!

  164. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hughes has had other starts we’re he’s been shaky early and settled in, it’s possible the same thing will happen the 2nd time through the order.

  165. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Let’s not get too crazy over Nova.

    He’s not taking Hughes’ place in an ALDS start.

  166. jesusmonterofordh August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    great job by tex!!!!!!!

  167. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Great play Teixeira!! What is wrong with this Larish guy. He’s up there swinging for home runs and rip shots. Cant wait to see this guy after this series is over. he’ll be back to scrubbing gum off the bottom of the dugout benches.

  168. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    nice play Tex

  169. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    If they sit down Phil for a spell, how many starts could he miss w/out losing his rhythm?

  170. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    # IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Carl-

    I assume you had the same criticism lined up if that ball got through the infield instead of going for a DP?

    What you’re doing is the definition of nitpicking.

    Yeah I guess I am nitpicking, I will agree, but saying my comment was nonsensical? I don’t think so.

    I don’t want people to think I hate Cano. I don’t.

  171. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Tex with the Cobra strangler grapple.

  172. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    GB….Hughes looks a little sloppy in the lift position, almost as if his balance is off ever so little…..Could be fatigue

  173. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    He’s not taking Hughes’ place in an ALDS start.
    ================
    But he could take AJ’s.

  174. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Nova has been really good so far but he’s pitched less than 20 MLB innings, it’s a little early to be thinking about him starting a game in the ALDS over an All Star who is 15-6.

  175. jacksquat August 31st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Girardi’s getting pretty good at not really saying anything. He might have a shot at White House Press Secretary if he improves his vocabulary.

  176. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    No, Hughes doesn’t need a rest.

    He needs to pitch thru this, learn and grow.

    That’s how you develop pitchers.

  177. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Phil threw 102 pitches in 3.2 innings last time out against Toronto. He’s got 40 now in 2 innings. He’s on pace for 5 innings tonight. He needs a 7-10 pitch inning to get back on track, but he is constantly down in the count 2-0, 2-1 to most the batters. Needs to be more economical.

  178. 108 stitches August 31st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Count of Dave Eiland and Phil having a pow-wow in the dugout with Jorgie joining in. Need to get 6 innings if possible.

  179. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    What is with Grandy?
    He is so inconsistent.

  180. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    College football in two days!

    Anyone have an early line on Presbyterian vs. Wake Forest?

  181. Ace August 31st, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    How’s that new swing treating grandy??

  182. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    # SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    No, Hughes doesn’t need a rest.

    He needs to pitch thru this, learn and grow.

    That’s how you develop pitchers.

    —————

    I’m not sure that skipping a start is going to radically change his long term growth.

  183. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    He’s not taking AJ’s place either.

    Javy would get that start if they sat AJ.

  184. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Massaro is throwing much better this inning and showing he has some skill.

  185. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    What is with Grandy?

    Well that AB there was arguably only 1 strike thrown, and he took no swings.

  186. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hughes’ inning limit dictates a rest.

  187. Ace August 31st, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    U don’t sit Hughes. U font sit ur #2 starter in Sep. He had to learn how to pitch. This is it. He’s smart enough

  188. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    # Ace August 31st, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    U don’t sit Hughes. U font sit ur #2 starter in Sep. He had to learn how to pitch. This is it. He’s smart enough

    What

  189. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Can’t afford to have him skip a start right now.

    He’s the second best starting pitcher on this staff at the present time and they are in a heated pennant race.

    He has to pitch.

  190. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Hughes needs a mental break if anything.. He’s still got good stuff, it’s just command. He’s getting into uncharted terrority soon innings. I could never understand how they determine how many “throws” a pitcher can have in a season. You can have a guy go 4 innings, but throw 100 pitches. Isn’t that really throwing like 8 innings though?

  191. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Oh, crap. The bats have taken the rest of the game off and Hughes has nothing.

  192. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    The Javy/AJ tandem is a crapshoot, literally.
    I crap my pants when either of them take the mound.

    Nova, if he continues like he has, can definitely pitch over either of them,if they continue to crap out.

  193. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Hughes is dominating them.

    The Ole Snooze and Poke.

    Works every time.

  194. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Oh, crap. The bats have taken the rest of the game off and Hughes has nothing.

    ——————–

    Game over.

  195. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    SJ
    If this race goes down to the wire Phil exceeds the limit?

  196. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Oh, crap. The bats have taken the rest of the game off and Hughes has nothing.
    ——————————————————————-
    Let’s not forget that Cano hits into two many DPs, Swisher can’t get the ball out of the infield with 2 outs and RISP, and Posada should have been able to make it all the way aroun the bases on that triple-Cervelli would have scored standing up.

  197. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Sharapova makes it through the first round….I booked her to win the Womens side……I have the field vs. Roger

  198. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Let’s not get too crazy over Nova.

    He’s not taking Hughes’ place in an ALDS start.

    Haha are people seriously saying this?

    If Andy comes back and pitches like he did in the first half the 4 starters would be Sabathia, Pettitte, Burnett and Hughes. If Burnett continues to implode and Vazquez pitches well, Javy takes A.J.’s spot. If Vazquez and A.J. pitch well down the stretch I think Hughes gets bounced to the pen and you go with the four veterans.

  199. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hughes doesn’t need a mental break, though, there are a few posters that do.

  200. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    wooo nice change up

  201. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I know as much as anyone that home field advantage is so much better to have, especially at Yankee Stadium, but don’t you think Hughes will be worn down by seasons end and not be effective? Or is this just a blip that he’ll work through? If the Yanks are to have a fresh Hughes as your #3 starter in the playoffs. I think i’d rather have that if it gets us another, back to back WS title.

  202. blake August 31st, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hughes mixing in a few change ups tonight.

  203. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Would have liked to see him throw it back to back though.

  204. Robin August 31st, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    That was Jorge’s 10th career triple.

    And his first, since 4/26/2008.

  205. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Unbelievable that he hit that curve

  206. mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    What if AJ and Javy continue to implode?

  207. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Eye of the tiger Phil…eye of the tiger!

  208. MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    that was a good breaking ball by Phil, the guy did a good job at the plate…

  209. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    AJ is clearly luring the rest of the AL into a false sense of security and saving his best stuff for October.

    He’s sneaky like that.

  210. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    A big Boston ‘what-if’
    If the 2010 Red Sox had been healthy, what does the AL East look like?

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....id=5513507

    According to the article, the good play that Boston has received from their replacement players has nearly negated the loss of their injured stars. And even if the Sox were healthy all year, they would still probably be 3 games back at this point.

  211. kd August 31st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    pat m,

    good to see another tennis fan on the board. i put money on nadal and took clijsters again.

  212. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    what is up with the negative nancy talk…we’re up by 3 runs and Hughes is fine

  213. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    MG August 31st, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Oh, crap. The bats have taken the rest of the game off and Hughes has nothing.
    ——————————————————————-
    Let’s not forget that Cano hits into two many DPs, Swisher can’t get the ball out of the infield with 2 outs and RISP, and Posada should have been able to make it all the way aroun the bases on that triple-Cervelli would have scored standing up.

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

    well, yeah, but those are the easy ones. Players with mental issues, players just mailing it in, players that are gutless. Those are the classics.

  214. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Maybe Phil should be limited to 5 innings per start the “rest” of the way.

  215. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Pat M, I’m looking forward to the Borg-Brian Gottfried round of 16 match this year…

  216. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    If Andy comes back and pitches like he did in the first half the 4 starters would be Sabathia, Pettitte, Burnett and Hughes. If Burnett continues to implode and Vazquez pitches well, Javy takes A.J.’s spot. If Vazquez and A.J. pitch well down the stretch I think Hughes gets bounced to the pen and you go with the four veterans.

    ——————

    This is probably accurate. Starts by Hughes and AJ/Vazquez would probably be handled very carefully, with each given a very short leash. The bullpen will have at least one starter backing up the 3rd and 4th in the playoff rotation and he would come in well before the game got out of hand.

  217. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    This via Buster Olney’s blog: LOL @ the Red Sox apologist Bustah!

    “Dan Johnson has this habit of ripping the guts out of the Boston Red Sox, and he did it again Saturday. Boston’s rotation is probably in the best shape of any of the AL East contenders right now, and if you were to reset the standings and start the season over today, the Red Sox probably would be the favorites. But Boston’s hole is deep, and the Red Sox have reached the point that they have to win just about every head-to-head game they play, so Saturday’s loss was big.”

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....ney_buster

  218. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    # mick August 31st, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    What if AJ and Javy continue to implode?

    ———————

    The world as we know it ceases to exist.

  219. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Buster Olney is kind of a moron when it comes to analysis. He seems to be good at breaking news but terrible otherwise

  220. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Javy’s stuff will not cut it in the playoffs.

    Will be too little too late for whatever AJ and Javy do the rest of the season and Hughes’ stuff is much better for the playoffs.

    Hughes, barring a meltdown by him is starting in the playoffs.

  221. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    kd

    tennis is my favorite sport along with futbol. was just watching the 86 wimbledon finals the other day, becker lendl

  222. jesusmonterofordh August 31st, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    get the pen up, hughes has tanked , just like every yankees starters but cc

  223. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Wow, he gets behind every batter. Terrible.

  224. maximus August 31st, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Ridiculous job here by Hughes.

    What is wrong w/ him and his ever climbing ERA/

    I hope they limit his innings b/c he is bad.

  225. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    What if AJ and Javy continue to implode?

    Rotation becomes Sabathia, Hughes, Pettitte, Burnett/Vazquez with the other backing the first one up. Take your chance that if one of the two stinks in their start, the other one can come in and stop the bleeding.

  226. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Let’s Go Hughes!!!!

  227. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Strange to see Phil behind hitters.

  228. jackamir August 31st, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I’m sure many of you saw the obituary that Dan Shaughnessy wrote today for the Red Sox in the Boston Globe. 3-0 Orioles in 3rd. R.I.P!!!!!!!

  229. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Phil looks terrible……….he’s not long for this game.

  230. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I am starting to worry about Phil.
    Is his FB too slow?
    Has his CB been underused?
    Should he throw more cutters?
    Change speeds more?

  231. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    good comment by Flaherty there-Hughes isn’t missing by much and the ump hasn’t given him the borderline outside strike to lefties.

  232. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    What is Phil throwing tonight?

    Minimal damage, though.

  233. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Can I look now?

  234. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “Cust can hit the ball out” As Kay tries to jinx us.

    Good job by Phil, all things considered. Things could have been worse, but he minimized the damage.

  235. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    The walks are piling up because he’s trying to throw too many different pitches.

    I get the whole idea if getting him to use more of his pitches.

    However, you also have to pitch to the scoreboard.

    With a three run lead, I’d like to see him be in more attack mode rather than pitchability mode.

  236. kd August 31st, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    cr9,

    tennis channel literally changed my life. watched the agassi/courier french open final the other day.

    the things those guys could do with natural gut was amazing. new strings have changed the game

  237. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Check out Hughes strike zone plot on the right side of the plate.

    I don’t think he could pay the ump to give him a strike over there.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/....._type=.gif

  238. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Pretty fortunate there to escape with one run. Hopefully he finds it and gets back to throwing strikes. I like that he’s been mixing in more pitches in this outing but it looks like he just doesn’t have his best fastball or command today.

  239. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I’m thrilled the Yanks are winning, but this starting pitching is beyond shaky. Hughes is very fortunate to be up 3 – 1, considering he runs the count 3 -1 to nearly every hitter.

  240. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Less than half of the pitches are strikes. Not beating him to death with rockets, but, not finding spots with most of the pitches. Just needs to get 3 more uneventful innings and turn it over to the pen while the offense gets back to work.

  241. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I thought maybe he’d caught his second win with that 5 game stretch, but he’s really out there struggling. Forget innings- he left after 3 last time and threw enough pitches to have gotten through 7.

    I agree with Patrick – if Javy and AJ turn things around, Phil goes back to the pen. If only one of them does, Phil is the #4 starter.

  242. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Joe told him to use more pitches, though…………….

  243. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Phil is being too fine tonight, it’s probably the overreaction to the way the Jays hit him the last time out. As bad as he seems to be (at least according to the bloggers) he’s allowed 1 run in 3 innings.

  244. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    SJ,

    This could also be a chance for Hughes to take some risks and work with some of his offspeed stuff with a 3 run lead against a weak hitting A’s team.

  245. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    # mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I am starting to worry about Phil.
    Is his FB too slow?
    Has his CB been underused?
    Should he throw more cutters?
    Change speeds more?

    ——————-

    I can’t help but think it’s fatigue. It’s his first full season as a starter, these ups and downs are to be expected. If it weren’t for the failures of Burnett and Vazquez, Hughes’ struggles would be easily explained as growing pains.

  246. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Oh No Phil Hughes is TTTERRRRIBBLEE!! HE gave up 1 whole run! What a bust!

  247. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I don’t think Girardi is going to have a long leash with Hughes tonight. He is falling behind every batter and throwing way too many pitches per inning. At some point they have to be concerned about his arm since he was bad his last start and he is up there in innings.

  248. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Kay is “jinx” in human form.

  249. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Tangled Up in Phil.

  250. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Jeter tests the opposing SS once again.

  251. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    With a three run lead, I’d like to see him be in more attack mode rather than pitchability mode.

    Maybe he thinks now is the time to try new things because the team has the lead? Or maybe his coaches told him he needs to mix it up some more.

  252. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Sounds like Kay is getting into counting the at bats mode with Jeter’s slump like he did with Arod’s run at 600. Fun.

  253. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I think they’d have to be concerned that he’s simply working way too hard; these are very stressful innings on him. If they want him fresh for the post-season, they might need to take him out early. Pushing Phil when he has nothing and he’s working hard isn’t going to help him and it will probably fatigue him.

  254. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    # Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Tangled Up in Phil.

    ————-

    Gross.

  255. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Isn’t this sort of a feel game for Hughes? He’s not pitching his usual game. He’s throwing more change-ups. So his command is gonna be off just a bit. He’s not missing by that much. Different umpire different calls.

  256. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Isn’t this sort of a feel game for Hughes? He’s not pitching his usual game. He’s throwing more change-ups. So his command is gonna be off just a bit. He’s not missing by that much. Different umpire different calls.

  257. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    II0IIO

    I was being facetious ,lol.

  258. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Showalter’s : 3
    Red Sox : 0

  259. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I don’t know why people would think Hughes is not starting in the postseason at this point.

    He is the one with the innings limit, but Javy got yanked from the rotation, and AJ’s spot in the rotation is in jeopardy as well.

    Yet, the kid with the innings limit stays in the rotation.

    Girardi trusts Hughes a lot more than Javy or AJ.

  260. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I think some of you probably need to come back in two years before commenting further on Hughes.

    You scare too easy.

    You guys wanted him to throw more CB’s and changeups. He’s doing that tonight.

    When you are learning on the job, this is how it goes.

    Personally, this should be a night he attacks the zone more with his fastball.

    However, it’s clear tonight is a night they want him to throw more of his secondary pitches.

  261. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Nick — We always did feel the same, we just saw it from a different point of view . . .

  262. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    If the Yankees were so happy with what Phil has given them, why would they, at this late stage, when they have to win, have told him to mix it up more? It was ok for them earlier in the season, but now it’s not? That’s asking a lot of Phil…………..

  263. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Simple Twist of Phil

  264. jackamir August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Forgetaboutit!!!!!!!! Phil is fine. He will turn it up a notch in the cooler weather. He will get a second wind and be our clutch performer in the playoffs.

  265. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Looking at pitchfx tells me this umpire is not helping Phil at all tonight. Bad zone – basically the ump is removing the bottom right quadrant of the strike zone.

  266. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    0 k’s…4 bb’s…1 hit…uneven outing so far

  267. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    How about we see how the rest of the night goes?

    If Hughes can give us 6 innings of 2 run ball on 110 pitches, I’ll happily take that in a playoff game.

    Pitching out of trouble when you don’t have your best stuff or best command makes for a pitcher I’ll go to war with.

  268. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Kay is “jinx” in human form.
    ==================
    How does this guy have all the jobs he has?
    Does he work cheap?

  269. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    kd

    tennis channel is excellent. dont have much time to watch it, though. Shame about Serena being out for this Open. Djoko just came back to win today from a near defeat.

  270. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Kay has ears like a coy hyena.

  271. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    II0IIO

    I was being facetious ,lol

    ——————

    Haha, you have to be a lot more obvious than that will all the crap thrown around here. You actually sounded reasonable and rational compared to most “serious” posts.

  272. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Jeter is hitting .243 from June 1 to his last AB :(

  273. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    If Hughes had come to the ballpark with what he had against the Jays the other night…he’d probably be dominating the game right now. He’s just a little off with his command so far tonight….he may find it yet.

  274. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    # Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Simple Twist of Phil

    —————–

    Might be even more disturbing. You’re a regular pornographic Bob Dylan.

  275. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Jeter is hitting .243 from June 1 to his last AB

    #arbitraryendpoints

  276. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I think the key for Phil tonight is to not allow himself to get frustrated. He’s trying a new approach, apparently, and he’s not getting some close calls, apparently. So he’s got to rise above all of that. If he gets through this game, doing these things, he’ll make great strides going forward.

    It would be nice if the Yankees score a couple more runs to cover him, and I know every win counts, but if the greater Phil good is served with a sacrificial ball/strike ration, so be it. ;)

  277. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I think the key for Phil tonight is to not allow himself to get frustrated. He’s trying a new approach, apparently, and he’s not getting some close calls, apparently. So he’s got to rise above all of that. If he gets through this game, doing these things, he’ll make great strides going forward.

    It would be nice if the Yankees score a couple more runs to cover him, and I know every win counts, but if the greater Phil good is served with a sacrificial ball/strike ration, so be it. ;)

  278. Ken Phelps August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    If I knew at the start of the season phil would have 15 wins I would have signed up for it… Young pitcher …..growing pains….. Got to deal with it..

  279. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Patrick, but Phil (or any pitcher) is not going to get pitches when he’s not around the plate…

  280. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    If Nova continues to pitch like this down the stretch, he may be the key to solidifying the rotation. The guy is unfazed and I can actually see him handling pressure situations. Maybe the bullpen in the playoffs.

  281. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    0 k’s…4 bb’s…1 hit…uneven outing so far
    ——————————–
    Good way to put it, Pat. It’s not nearly as bad as CC’s last start, there was no hand wringing about how he was tired during that one, was there?

    Oh wait, it’s LoHud, there is handwringing about the lineup before it’s posted.

  282. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    You’re a Big Phil Now

  283. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    saw how bummed robbie was after that at bat….not his usual happy smile

  284. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Mick

    It has been written Kay works for pez.

  285. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Betsy….Yanks need to put a wrinkle in the souting reports….Playoff teams have several advance scouts following clubs that will be playing in October……

  286. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Betsy,

    That’s how you develop a pitcher. You put more on his plate.

    He’s a big boy, he can handle it.

    If they didn’t think he could, he wouldn’t be out there.

  287. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Patrick, but Phil (or any pitcher) is not going to get pitches when he’s not around the plate…

    Huh?

    He is around the plate. Several strikes have been called balls thus far.

  288. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Swish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  289. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Damn Swish

  290. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Swish crushed that ball.

  291. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Go Swish!!!

  292. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    So much for the run the A’s scored…

  293. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Pez? I ate them as a kid.

  294. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Hughes has basically been right around the plate all night.

  295. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Swish loves beating up his old teams

  296. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    From downtown…..Swish!

  297. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    “…..Swish…. Oh oh… He’s the champion….”

    Can anyone tell me what that’s a parody of?

  298. Carl August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    # Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Swish loves beating up his old teams

    Not the Red Sox!

    /CR9′d

  299. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    # Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    You’re a Big Phil Now

    ————

    Buckets of Phil? All Along Phil’s Tower? Or my personal favorite: Stuck Inside of Phil With the Memphis Blues Again?

  300. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Swiiiiiiissssssshhhhhhaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  301. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Doreen,

    From your lips to Swisher’s ears! lol

  302. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Patrick, 4 walks is 4 walks………….that’s not good. Are all his pitches around the plate?

    SJ, ok, I agree – but then we have to live with games like this. It’s good that he’s working in his other pitches – he’s just not got his good FB tonight.

  303. theREALkevin August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Nick swisher = dangerous. Great eye and great power.

  304. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    That HR was an example of random positive results?

  305. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    “Phil (or any pitcher) is not going to get pitches when he’s not around the plate”

    That’s a myth. Not true. And Phil has been around the plate much of tonight, but hasnt gotten the call. However, Im not complaining because it’s been an equal zone for both teams.

  306. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Betsy,

    Phil is around the plate.

    Apparently though the umpire has decided to cut off a corner of the strike zone though.

  307. jesusmonterofordh August 31st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    sj

    fair point, i do have a double standard on hughes

  308. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    That was 2 huge runs for Hughes and the Yanks

  309. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Knock,knock, knockin on Phil’s Door?

  310. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Patrick, 4 walks is 4 walks………….that’s not good. Are all his pitches around the plate?

    1 run is 1 run … whatever

    I feel like if Phil pitched a perfect game you’d still complain

  311. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Pat M, I do think this is good for him in the long run. I doubt the new approach is why he’s struggling, though. I thought from ST on that a 2 pitch approach wasn’t going to work long-term for him.

  312. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Fling wet poo, Phil!!!

  313. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    the book on Phil is he throws 1st pitch fastballs for strikes and pounds the zone. As Pat M, who knows this better than all of us, says, the scouts will have a book on him ready for the playoffs. This is the kind of a game, against a team that doesn’t hit well, to make changes in the game plan and give Phil some options and confidence in his secondary pitches. When he was fresh earlier in the year his fastball was enough, he’s lost a little over the season (virtually every pitcher other than CC goes through this) and the art of pitching requires adjustments.

  314. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    LGY, I really don’t like to blame umpires for pitchers struggling with command……..

  315. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Swisher now at 80 RBIs on the season. If he stays hot, the Yankees will have 4 players with 100+ RBIs this season. Can’t imagine that’s happened too often in MLB history.

  316. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Carl

    Not funny. Swisher never played with the Red Sox. So that doesnt make sense.

    And there are plenty of former Red Sox that turn into Red Sox killers. i.e. Kotsay, 2010 Masterson are 2 examples.

  317. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Good response, Patrick – that has nothing to do with what we’re talking about.

  318. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Right in front of the press box, a guy just boxed out a girl to catch a foul ball. The girl then punched him right in the gut
    —————————————————————————-

    Chad-Could you tell if it was Trisha or Erica?

  319. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Bob Dylan is a terrible singer.

    Incredible song writer but terrible singer

  320. Vince August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Hey guys,
    quick question. I have two tickets for this Friday’s Yankees game against the Blue Jays. A 1PM start. I have to sell them as something has come up. It’s 200 dollars for both of them in section 227A main infield.

    I wanted to try this community before I placed them elsewhere. 200 is exactly what I spent for them.

    Anyone interested let me know!

  321. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Betsy I’m sorry but discussing this topic with you is repetitive and frustrating.

  322. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    lol, they allowed manny to go, but they pulled back lilly instead of giving him to us. what a joke.

  323. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    # Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Bob Dylan is a terrible singer.

    Incredible song writer but terrible singer

    —————

    Nashville Skyline

  324. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Phil is phatigued, phace it.
    Phive and phly.

  325. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Swisher is 5-6 on 3-0 pitches this year.

    Prior to this year, he had only put two balls IN PLAY in his entire career on 3-0 pitches. This, according to the YES stat crew.

    That’s an amazing stat.

  326. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Idiot Phil

  327. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, Patrick, what an excellent analysis on Dylan. By the way, before his accident, he was a decent singer.

  328. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Patrick, ok……there’s nothing to talk about anyway.

  329. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Phil Hughes has thrown 4 balls to only one hitter so far this game.

    This umpire is awful.

  330. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    What do you think of Neil Young, Patrick?

  331. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    looks like its a good thing that Swisher hit that 2-run homer

  332. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Another 0-2 hit. The location with his fastball is just not there. The A’s stink so you know his location is really off.

  333. theREALkevin August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Phil is addicted to his fastball

  334. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Phil seems to have put the cutter on ice tonight…

  335. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Just got him a 4 run lead, and he’s right back out there giving up solid hits.

  336. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Ugliest Phil in the World.

  337. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    SJ44 -

    :lol:

    I didn’t even realize the timing!

    Nice little cushion here.

    Good point about Phil needing to at least show other pitches, from now to the playoffs, to give teams something to think about. The more he throws them, the more confidence he’ll get.

    this definitely looks like a “working” game for Hughes. Not an ideal situation, but it’s something that’s got to be done. Like cleaning closets.

  338. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Hughes is just itching to give some runs back. Isn’t he?

  339. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    please put this loser larish away ahead 0-2 in the count.

  340. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    # mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    What do you think of Neil Young, Patrick?

    ——————-

    Leonard Cohen?

  341. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Phil

  342. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    No need for that wild pitch/passed ball. Should have been stopped. lazy

  343. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Phil seems to have put the cutter on ice tonight…
    ————————————————–
    That sounds like another pitch Phil could try.
    A cutter on ice, nice!

  344. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Jorge has to block that ball.

    Lazy play.

  345. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    really posada…….pulling a Cervelli

  346. Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Look around
    Leaves are brown
    and the sky
    is a hazy shade of Phil-ter

    Nick,

    # of Latin American Yankee hats compared to European yank hats?

    What’s it gotta be like a 25-1 ratio?

  347. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Dylan was never a singer. He has always been a musically inclined poet and story teller. Woody Guthrie was not a singer, either.

  348. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    that should’ve been a passed ball. a good catcher blocks that

  349. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I hope Gaudin is ready. Hughes has beaten himself with every run given up.

  350. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    you can’t keep Phil in here. He’s just not long and he’ll end up throwing 100 pitches in 4 innings. just like his last outing. I’d at least like him to get the win, but 5 innings is asking alot at this point.

  351. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Greta Jorge, way to give one back.

  352. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Great Jorge, way to give one back.

  353. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    if it wasnt for Posada’s lazy play that would have been an inning ending DP

  354. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qE6WQmNus

  355. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Yankee Trader August 31st, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Right in front of the press box, a guy just boxed out a girl to catch a foul ball. The girl then punched him right in the gut
    —————————————————————————-

    Chad-Could you tell if it was Trisha or Erica?
    *****************

    I don’t punch.
    I kick :-)

  356. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Damn iPad.

  357. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Jeez….

  358. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Sad-Eyed Phil of the Lowlands :(

  359. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Phil is not overpowering.
    What is he?

  360. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I would take Hughes out here…

  361. kd August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    5 walks is a bit too much

  362. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    Bob Dylan is a terrible singer.

    Incredible song writer but terrible singer
    ***************

    “Lay Lady Lay” says hello

  363. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Don’t take Hughes out now. Let him finish 5.

  364. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    5 walks in 3.2 innings . . . not good

  365. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Well, that was Phil’s walk, not the umpire’s. That sequence of pitches and locations was absurd. He has to be able to retire this weak hitting team.

  366. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Hughes is having an “AJ” outing tonight.

  367. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I love how Posada fails to block balls and then always looks at the pitcher like damn you threw a wild pitch.

  368. Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Bridge Over Troubled Philter

    I will lay serge down.

  369. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    # Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qE6WQmNus

    ——————-

    Christmas in the Heart is funnier than most comedy albums, although it might ruin Christmas for those who aren’t really into Dylan.

  370. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    New Morning.

  371. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Bronx Jeers: I suspect nothing will ever beat Taiwan 2007 as the global epicenter of Yankee hats.

    Your ratio of Yankee hats in Latin America to Yankee hats in Europe sounds realistic and worthy of of further research.

  372. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    That was Phil’s 2nd real walk this game.

  373. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    when a pitcher is fatigued he usually misses high, Phil is missing low tonight, it most likely something mechanical that needs to be worked out.

  374. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The game is tedious, but it’s 5-2. Yankees.

  375. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    When Jon Lester first came up, he was a 5 inning 100 pitches guy. Maybe Phil will become dominating like Lester in the near future.

  376. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    He looks frustrated out there………..Per Kay, 10 walks in his last 2 games, 9 walks previous 8

  377. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    This is Phil’s last inning I think, if not his last batter

  378. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Gameday and this umpire are not on the same page.

  379. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Phil Me Up Buttercup

  380. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Add Phil to the recently imploding list.

  381. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Meet Phil In the Morning

  382. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    What a HUGE OUT!! Thanks COCO!

  383. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    No way you take him out.

    He has to learn how to work thru this.

    It’s the only way you get better.

    He’s also getting horribly squeezed tonight, which isn’t helping.

    In the end, he got the third out.

    That’s how you grind thru it.

  384. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    # Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    Bob Dylan is a terrible singer.

    Incredible song writer but terrible singer
    ***************

    “Lay Lady Lay” says hello

    —————-

    All of Nashville Skyline and New Morning as well.

  385. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Folks, you have watched 161 pitches thrown by both sides, and we’re not even through 4 innings.

  386. Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    “Lay Lady Lay” says hello

    —————————————-

    I was thinking the same thing!

    more Erin vibes?

  387. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Hurricane.

  388. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Phil Let Me Follow You Down

  389. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    It looks like Gaudin is ready, though…………….

  390. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Perhaps if Hughes had been closer than 4 feet from his target there wouldn’t have been a wild pitch.

  391. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Phil, Phil, and the Phil of Hearts

  392. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    “Lay Lady Lay” says hello

    —————————————-

    I was thinking the same thing!

    more Erin vibes?
    **************

    LOL.. maybe.

    He sings that one so well, you don’t even realize its him!

  393. bankers hours August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hughes has hit a wall and is not an option for the playoffs. He needs to go back to the pen to freshen up and be of some value in the playoffs. He cannot start a playoff game, it would be a disaster. That said Pettitte is the most important Yankee at this point, he must get healthy for the Yankees to contend. CC and Andy are the Yankees one/two with the rest of the starters in a mess. As of today Nova has the liveest arm and God knows where AJ and Javy are going. Javy should return to the starting lineup and Hughes needs a break.

  394. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Last inning for Phil.
    5 and fly!

  395. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Phil has given up 2 runs this game.

    The 2nd run should not have even scored if not for Jorge’s terrible play.

    If CC or Andy was pitching in this game and were battling like this, they are warriors and clutch.

    Hughes is battling and limiting the damage, he is no longer trustworthy, won’t start in the postseason, is imploding, etc.

    Makes sense.

  396. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    he went one game recently without any K’s… Tonight only 1 so far.

  397. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Crisp did the Yankees a big favor there.

    Phil is probably holding onto the ball too long, he’s missed with a bunch of pitches low and also inside to lefties. Add the borderline strikes he’s not getting and it leads to walks…

  398. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    No way you take him out.

    He has to learn how to work thru this.

    It’s the only way you get better.

    He’s also getting horribly squeezed tonight, which isn’t helping.

    In the end, he got the third out.

    That’s how you grind thru it.

    ———————————————————————

    Agreed. And he seems to be learning pretty well.

    His command is off, yet he still hasn’t allowed a hit with RISP. He’s limiting the damage.

  399. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Unreal. I wouldn’t be surprised if he skips a start soon to rest. The last 2 games every inning is a highstress inning and that is going to wear him out.

  400. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Let Phil go out in the Phifth.

  401. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    My least favorite song, maybe ever, is “Lay Lady Lay.” I HATE it. Worse than a lot of Neil Young stuff that I’ve at least come to appreciate. “LLL” is just grating on my nerves!!!!

  402. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    In the Phil of the Night

  403. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    He’s coming out for the fifth.

    Girardi is going to look to get him the win and rightly so.

  404. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Phil is just not sharp and hasn’t been recently.

  405. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Thames’ clutch hitting has run it’s course. Bench him.

  406. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    bankers hours, aka Art Fowler, has arrived!!!!

    thanks for the brilliant discourse and sage advice, I’m sure the Yankees will pay attention.

  407. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    People want Hughes to throw the curve + change.

    He does and they complain about the results.

    People want Hughes to develop.

    Girardi leaves him out there to battle and learn and they complain.

    Makes sense.

  408. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    bankers hours August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hughes has hit a wall and is not an option for the playoffs. He needs to go back to the pen to freshen up and be of some value in the playoffs. He cannot start a playoff game, it would be a disaster. That said Pettitte is the most important Yankee at this point, he must get healthy for the Yankees to contend. CC and Andy are the Yankees one/two with the rest of the starters in a mess. As of today Nova has the liveest arm and God knows where AJ and Javy are going. Javy should return to the starting lineup and Hughes needs a break

    ————————

    I agree man. I was saying earlier that they should trade him for Oliver Perez if possible. It’s just getting ugly.

  409. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Curtis Corked that!

  410. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    once again, the run by the A’s means nothing…

  411. Ace August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    So grandy has a pulse

  412. Patrick August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Man I don’t care what anyone says, Bob Dylan is a terrible singer.

  413. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Grandy tells Kay to shut up.

  414. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Someone was asking about Granderson’s swing earlier?

  415. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Grandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yea boi

  416. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    My least favorite song, maybe ever, is “Lay Lady Lay.” I HATE it. Worse than a lot of Neil Young stuff that I’ve at least come to appreciate. “LLL” is just grating on my nerves!!!!
    **************

    Really?!? I love that song!

    (There is more I can say about it, but I fear it would take this conversation in the wrong direction)

  417. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Man that Grandy is over his slump.
    Great trade.

  418. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Captain Clutch, agreed………….these innings are a lot more stressful than even the innings he had in some of the games where he gave up a lot of runs. If the Yankees intend to start him, or even if he’s in the pen, in the playoffs, he needs to get refreshed. He looks exhausted out there and frustrated.

  419. pat August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    What was Kay just saying about Granderson seconds before he hit the HR?

  420. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Phling that Phil!!!

  421. Asd August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    The grandy man can. (every so often…)

  422. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    How’s that new swing treating grandy??

  423. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Blow Jays back on top!

  424. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Nice job Curtis.

  425. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    If You See Phil, Say Hello

  426. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    nice play by the 2B

  427. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    LGY, that’s not fair. There’s a difference between complaining and commenting. Phil does not have his good FB or command tonight – what’s wrong with saying that?

  428. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Grandy!!!

    Thanks to the Blue Jays who have sat their players against the Rays and will play them against us.

    Escobar due out until Friday.

    Wells sat out yesterday. Overbay has concussion symptoms, and will magically no longer have them on Friday. And Morrow will make his final start of the year on Friday versus us before the Jays shut him down.

    We all know what the Jays tried to do this year – whether they succeeded or failed, we will all know after the final game of the regular season.

  429. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Dylan may have sounded like a drunken interlooper on his Christmas album, but I liked it.

  430. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    It Take a Phil to Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry

  431. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    He’s not exhausted. If he was, his stuff would be decreasing and it isn’t.

    The overanalysis of this kid has reached ridiculous proportions.

  432. pat August 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Toronto comes alive in the 6th inning. :smile:

  433. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    The Grandyman can!

    Granderson theft auto!

  434. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Hurricane is oen of the best songs I’ve EVER heard!

    Hard to believe the same guy wrote/sang LLL.

  435. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Sure, I’ll trade a 15 game winner for Oliver Perez, who might actually have worse control than Phil. You guys are a little too panicky.

  436. Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Hi, I’ve not had much to contribute tonight (I know, you’re all so disappointed), but with all this chatter about Phil, Curtis Granderson, Swish, Jeter, and their various streaks – They’re not robots. If they play long enough, they’ll come close to what they’re capable of. But, they will have up and downs.

    I know this is not a revolutionary thought, but I think it’s worthwhile to remember once in a while.

  437. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    i see double steal in the future

  438. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    We are all Philling in for Matt tonight.

  439. antisocial scrooge August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    drinking game. john flaherty and “good extension”

  440. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Betsy, how can you determine he’s ‘exhausted’ out there? He’s throwing 93-94 what do you want, 99?

  441. jackamir August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Add ons are so cool. I don’t care what you say, I like Granderson. He’s a cool cat. Jays 6-3

  442. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Shelter From the Phil

  443. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    We’re talking about the starting pitcher tonight; if AJ was pitching, we’d be talking about AJ………..

  444. YankFanCA August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Good Lord, Mazzaro is making Phil look downright economical.

  445. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Kay open-mouth kisses Ginger Frenchmen.

  446. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    MG, yeah – because I said that.

  447. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Granderson is one of the hottest/cutest guys I have ever seen. Ever! Grandy and Thamesie should both consider modeling!

  448. JoeyA August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Haha did anyone hear what O’neill said after the errant throw to first by the A’s SS?

    “…makes you take Derek Jeter a little bit for granted.”

    Sorry Paul, and no offense to Jeter, but he wouldn’t have even gotten his glove on that ball, nevermind throw it to first.

  449. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Booof Bonzer, great name.

  450. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    “Hughes is having an “AJ” outing tonight.”

    No he isn’t. The A’s have 3 hits and Hughes has been around the plate the whole game. His command is off but he’s not missing by much on a lot of these pitches. He’s not pitching well but its nothing like that.

    Granderson crushed that ball.

  451. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    poor Jeter can’t catch a break

  452. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Everytime Phil Hughes goes out there is a learning experience.

    With that comes ups and downs.

    You gotta be able to handle all situations.

    That’s how you grow as a pitcher and that’s what he is doing.

  453. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Sure, I’ll trade a 15 game winner for Oliver Perez, who might actually have worse control than Phil. You guys are a little too panicky

    ———————-

    Please. Please, please, please, please tell me you didn’t take that seriously. Please.

    If you did, your response was much too kind. I wouldn’t trade a sack of balls for Perez.

  454. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Visions of Johanna is my favorite Dylan song…

  455. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    come on jeter give them a chance to steal first. he’s like i bet swing at the first pitch or else i won’t hit into my patented double play. jk

  456. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Don’t Phil Twice, Its Alright

  457. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    come on jeter give them a chance to steal first. he’s like i better swing at the first pitch or else i won’t hit into my patented double play. jk

  458. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    O’Neill??

  459. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    JoeyA August 31st, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    Haha did anyone hear what O’neill said after the errant throw to first by the A’s SS?

    “…makes you take Derek Jeter a little bit for granted.”

    Sorry Paul, and no offense to Jeter, but he wouldn’t have even gotten his glove on that ball, nevermind throw it to first.
    ******************

    Your first problem is that Paul O’Neill isn’t announcing this game

  460. kd August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    the nice thing about this game is that phil didn’t implode. he clearly doesn’t have his best stuff, but he’s only given up two runs. he’s kept his team in the game. future ace folks

  461. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    It’s Alright Phil (I’m Only Bleeding)

  462. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    And… as previously stated….

    Buckets of Phil

  463. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Philin’ the storm out

  464. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Betsy, you said he ‘looks exhausted’ out there. He’s no doubt a little tired from throwing 80 pitches in 4 innings but ‘exhausted’? No way, he’s probably a little frustrated from missing so many pitches and getting behind in counts. If I’m on the mound in the 5th inning I just throw fastball strikes and see if I can get some easy outs, they are up 4 runs.

  465. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Oh thank god you were kidding. I save the vitriol for people who deserve it. Like Matt.

  466. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Whoohooooooooooooo!

  467. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I would take some of David Ortiz’s magic needles for Ollie Perez.

    CYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SEXY TEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  468. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Dylan may have sounded like a drunken interlooper on his Christmas album, but I liked it

    ————————-

    It has become my Christmas album of choice, much to my family’s chagrin.

  469. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Yup saw that coming by TEX!!!!! WHO ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  470. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Okay -

    Can we keep Phil in now????

  471. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Woohoo go Tex!!!

  472. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Win one for the Phil.

  473. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    This team is pounding homeruns left and right!

  474. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I think it’s safe for Phil to go out another inning. Even if he gives up a couple of runs. Let him finish it so he can be in line for the win.

  475. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Tex crushed that ball more.

  476. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Txt MSG!

  477. lil m August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    First Grandy, now Teix!!!! Wow!!! He smoked it!!!!

  478. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I hope you all enjoyed my presentation of “Phil on the Tracks” — or was that “Blood on the Phil”?

  479. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Gotta leave Phil in!!!!

  480. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Yankees offense seems like its doing kind of well.

    Hughes may not have “it” tonight, but even though it will be a short outing, he isn’t giving up runs like candy.

  481. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Maybe the 2 days off helped recharge Tex.

  482. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I wish my stock portfolio would rise as quickly as the Oakland staff’s era has …..Granted these are the NY Yankees, but it’s still noteworthy

  483. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    If Tex made an out there, I was fully prepared for a Matt dissertation on how the offense was squandering opportunities.

  484. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    5 innings for Phil and the W.

  485. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Same here, IIO. My GF is a Dylan fan too, so all is well….

  486. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Bye and Bye Mazzaro

  487. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Anyone feeling better about the offense yet?

  488. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    right now in the dugout Phil and Jorge are telling each other, ’1st pitch strikes, don’t be too fine out there, you have 7 runs to play with’.

  489. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    MG, that’s fair. I didn’t mean he was on the verge of collapse – just tired and, yes, frustrated).

  490. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I preferred Blonde on Phil

  491. jackamir August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Tonights the night we take over. Do you believe the Jays 8-3.

  492. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Pay the Texman!!!

  493. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    So much for Tex’s thumb, lol

  494. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    maybe Jeter needs a bruised thumb to get him out of his slump :)

  495. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    goodbye Ruby Tuesday
    who could hang a name on you?
    when you change it every new day
    still we’re not gonna miss you…

  496. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    I wish my stock portfolio would rise as quickly as the Oakland staff’s era has …..Granted these are the NY Yankees, but it’s still noteworthy
    ***************

    The world is a cruel place when they leave their cushy ballpark

  497. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Phil and Phive, that’s no Jive.

  498. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    This is how our lineup would be based on hotness :lol:

    Jeter Grandy Thamesie Cano Pena Swishy Texy Gardy Jorgie

  499. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I’d say Tex is taking the team on his back and carrying down to the Pennant. If Arod comes back Sunday and Tex is still hot. This team could go on a roll.

    Thanks Toronto for coming back on Rays. This would be great to have some breathing room

  500. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Long Distance Operator Tex

  501. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Maybe it’s good luck when these young pitchers from NJ pitch in the stadium infront of their friends. Mazzaro and now Porcello.

  502. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Same here, IIO. My GF is a Dylan fan too, so all is well…

    ——————-

    My girlfriend actually loves Dylan, but she simply will not accept Bob Dylan singing Christmas carols in Latin as acceptable gift opening fare. 5 or 6 Christmases and she ought to come around.

  503. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Bonser? That’s weird. How did he get on the A’s? He was Epstein’s genius signing.

  504. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Keep ejaculating those balls over the wall Yanks!!!!

  505. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Here comes the Boof….

  506. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I think Matt has his posts typed out in advance – boilerplate language, that kind of thing. He probably has them sorted by type of rant: bad pitching, bad offense, bad managing, team not trying, etc…

  507. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    # CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    This is how our lineup would be based on hotness :lol:

    Jeter Grandy Thamesie Cano Pena Swishy Texy Gardy Jorgie

    —————-

    Awww, poor Jorge. It’s the ears, isn’t it?

  508. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    You know who must be exhausted? ;)

    Jeff Niemann.

    Got pounded for 7 runs in 5 innings.

    Guess the Rays pitching is not invincible.

  509. jackamir August 31st, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    HOME SWEET HOME. The Bronx and first place.

  510. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I’m sorry, but I’m missing all these “Phil” things in what I guess are song titles? Not getting it.

  511. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Let’s not get too excited about Tex. If memory serves, I’m pretty sure Jeter passed the torch to ARod, not Tex.

  512. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    This team is a completely different offensive team at home than they are on the road.

    That’s why it’s imperative to win the division and you have to do whatever it takes to get it done.

  513. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Now I wonder how many runs Hughes will try to give back right away.

  514. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Smokestack Lightning on a Viagra commercial. Interesting choice of songs.

  515. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Jorge has one of the hottest wives in baseball, that’s how much you know, CR9…

  516. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I’m sorry, but I’m missing all these “Phil” things in what I guess are song titles? Not getting it

    ——————–

    I’ve been doing it for about 30 minutes and neither do I. That’s part of its charm, I guess. Better than flame wars, right?! ;)

  517. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Niemann’s shoulder must still be a problem

  518. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    We bought it drank bourbon and decorated the tree…It was fun.

  519. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    so much for Buster Olney’s ’98 Yanks comparison w/this yr’s Rays

    if they lose tonight, they will have already lost more games than the Yanks did the entire season (including the playoffs)

  520. pat August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Yankees say “Ha” to Mitch Williams.

  521. Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    You mean Toronto is actually winning? Against the Rays? Is Cito confused?

  522. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Hughes knows?

  523. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Best music of the 60s and 70s came from Dylan, Croce, Neil Young and Ronstadt. The 50s was all Fats and Buddy Holly.

  524. -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Oh, no! If Tampa Bay loses, the streak of the Yankees and Rays sharing wins and losses will be over!

    Such a shame.

  525. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Let’s go Hughes, easy 1,2,3 inning and then hit the showers…

  526. jackamir August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    11-3 Jays

  527. Ruby Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    But the Rays always wait until the ninth inning to beat the Jays. No?

  528. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Good Yankee teams were always able to win on the road..

  529. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Get 3 outs here and he’s in line for the win.

    Keeps the innings down, and he has something to build on.

  530. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Mick – you mean Firewoman?

  531. John M Millport August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I have to go to bed now 1.51am here and I am up for work in 5 hours.

    Hopefully got enough runs on the board to win this game now.

  532. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    10 runs in the 6th for the Jays

    people would be leaving the Trop, if there were actually people there

  533. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Jeff Niemann is one towering monster. And his face rivals Youkilis’ for ugliest in the game – now that the big unit is retired.

  534. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    that was a good breaking ball to get the pop up…

  535. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    # GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Best music of the 60s and 70s came from Dylan, Croce, Neil Young and Ronstadt. The 50s was all Fats and Buddy Holly.

    ——————–

    Ain’t That a Shame would be a perfect ballpark song after the other team makes an error or gives up a big home run.

  536. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    what’s wrong with this ump?

  537. Robin August 31st, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    # Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    You mean Toronto is actually winning? Against the Rays? Is Cito confused?
    ————————————————————————–

    After tonight, the Toronto will be 7-7 vs the Rays.

    It’s the Sox that Toronto flops over.

  538. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Don’t forget the Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin.

  539. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    1 more out, Phil…………

  540. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    This Yankee team has the second best road record in the league.

    They are a much better offensive team at home than on the road this year.

    Like many GREAT Yankee teams of the past.

  541. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Nick in SF……..In-n-Out time my man……

  542. -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Christ, the Jays are tearing apart the Rays

    9 hits (6XBH) and a HBP in one half inning

  543. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    A quick out and let hughes open the 6th inning.

  544. MG August 31st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:52 pm
    Good Yankee teams were always able to win on the road..
    ———————-
    the Yankees have a 38-28 road record this year, the only team that is better is the Rays and that’s because they won about 15 out of their first 20 on the road this year.

  545. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    i really cant stand mike lowell. what an arrogant tool. just like youk and ortiz, argue every strike call. you do know, mike, that pitches down the middle are strikes.

  546. LGY August 31st, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Man this ump is killing Phil

  547. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Tor: 11
    TB :3

  548. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    IIOIIOIIO -

    You got that right. :)

  549. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    How refreshing to have a Matt impersonator in our midst.

  550. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Come on Phil!!!!!

  551. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    yes

  552. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Nice easy inning………..

    Blue Jays are going to have an impact on this race.

  553. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Good inning for Phil. Good game for Phil. Struggled with control, but worked through it.

  554. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Phil’s command is off but this strike zone is very tight. No outside corner to that plate.

  555. -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Hughes has to remember how to throw less than 20 pitches in an inning

    and how to avoid walking batters

    and how to put away hitters

    and how to get strikeouts

  556. Ken Phelps August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I guess because of his innings limit and he is in line for the win… 97 pitches… That could be it for Hughes no?

  557. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Phil for the 6th!!!!

  558. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I have to admit the ump was squeezing Phil in that inning. He threw a nice looking curve to the 2nd hitter (I think) – that was a strike.

  559. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I would like to go to Vegas with Ruby Tuesday.

    That way, I’d know exactly what not to bet.

    Then I could retire.

  560. blake August 31st, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    That was his best inning. Do you go hitter to hitter in the 6th or call it a night for Phil?

  561. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    He’s getting squeezed bigtime tonight.

    The 0-1 pitch to Kouzmamoff was a strike.

    He bounced back and got the out.

    The A’s were late on EVERY fastball in that inning and they were all sitting dead red.

    Good outing for Hughes tonight. Kept his head, kept the runs down, and threw more of his off speed pitches.

  562. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    The bizarro Matt is here!

  563. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Phil it up!!!

  564. mick August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Without Matt our world is empty.

  565. igotid88 August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    A quick out and let hughes open the 6th inning.
    =================

    Normally I say yea. But if his limit is closer than what we think. I’ll give the night off.

  566. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Looks like the Hughes rifle was firing with bent sights in the first 3.2 innings. Eiland must have taken a hammer and straightened them out.

  567. CB August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    A couple of days ago I posted about how had it is for a young pitcher to develop at the same time his team is trying to win now (and that’s not even the yankees which is really trying to win now…)

    This is what I was talking about.

    Too many Yankee fans like the idea of young pitching but don’t want to sit through what the natural process for them to learn is.

    The big complaint all season is that hughes doesn’t throw his off speed stuff. Tonight he does that and people don’t like the results. They don’t want to see it.

    But if he doesn’t do this he’s ability to get better will slow down.

    What people really, truly want from Hughes is a pitcher with a low to mid-90′s fastball that he can locate at will and two refined off speed pitches.

    In other words the expectation is that he should be a front of the rotation now. That’s really what the implicit assumption is.

    Hughes is learning out on the mound. But that’s not really acceptable to too many yankee fans.

    He’s trying to locate his off speed stuff. His innings are building up and tonight he’s getting under his fastball making it difficult for him to locate.

    This is what it’s like for 24 year old pitcher come august 31 in their first season in the rotation.

    At this time last year David Price didn’t look good at all. It’s just the way it is.

  568. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    GB7 -

    I loved Jim Croce. Harry Chapin is someone I love to listen to as well. I love music – tunes – but lyrics that get to you? Get me every time.

  569. MG August 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I don’t know if Girardi will send him out but it would be part of his continuing education to have Phil pitch the 6th and build upon the easy 5th inning. With a 7 run lead, though, putting one of the long guys in makes good sense as well.

  570. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    tonight will (hopefully) be the first night that the Rays and Yanks will finally be separated at the top of the division in eight days.

    it’s the first time in the history of the game that two teams stayed tied for the division lead for an entire week this late in the season.

    (Jack Curry mentioned it in yesterday’s pre-game)

  571. Ken Phelps August 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Again if u told me at the start of the year Phil would have 16 wins… I would be overjoyed…

  572. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Pat M, I am looking forward to the burger and shake tonight….

    @Doreen: each title was adapted from a song from Bob Dylan’s landmark “Blood on the Tracks” album to fit LoHud’s all-Phil-all-the-time gestalt.

  573. Bring in the Goose August 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    P: Hughes, P 4.10 (98 pitches, 52S, 46B)
    AB: Kouzmanoff 1-3, .260 Deck: Ellis, M
    ——————————-

    like to see better S/B ratio from Phil near September against this team.

    But you couldn’t ask for a better scenario – get him out after 5 with a great chance for a win.

  574. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Solid stuff from Hughes waiting on the guys to thank him for picking him up.

    That’s great to see.

  575. mick August 31st, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    That’s enough for Phil tonight.
    Way to gut it out, he didn’t have much.

  576. jacksquat August 31st, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    98 pitches. Hughes should be done.

  577. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Wow, just looked at the Rays/Jays game score. The Jays scored 10 runs in the 6th inning! That has to hurt.

  578. Ken Phelps August 31st, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Too many Yankee fans like the idea of young pitching but don’t want to sit through what the natural process for them to learn is.
    ——

    Great point cb… Great point…. U got to be happy with hughes this year… He is still a work in progress

  579. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Phil Hughes should feel good about his night tonight. Sure, he threw a lot of pitches, but he worked on things he’s been neglecting – something to build on – and he got important outs to limit the damage. Big picture.

  580. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Cmon Marcus, keep the HR streak alive!

  581. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you, Nick in SF.

    I like Dylan but am an an afficionado.

  582. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    CB, you’re right – and I’m guilty at times of being impatient. That said, I like that he’s throwing more pitches; it’s the only way he’s going to improve. He just didn’t have good command tonight, but the last inning I really felt like he was squeezed.

  583. Pat M. August 31st, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    SJ, Very impressive gesture by the kid

  584. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I missed that Phil did that – good man; that goes a long way in the clubhouse.

  585. blake August 31st, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    “Solid stuff from Hughes waiting on the guys to thank him for picking him up. ”

    I agree that’s great to see. Not a total coincidence that they have hit for him all year. Players appreciate that sort of thing.

  586. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Did the change ups look pretty decent? I wouldn’t know a good one from a bad………

  587. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Like stuffing a cat in a compactor.

  588. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Hughes didn’t have it tonight, but there was no melt down. While the A’s aren’t a great hitting team, they can still hit and do damage. Hughes didn’t allow that to happen.

    He might, as Tino and Flash have talked about, been a little too fine early in the count, getting him in trouble.

    He might also be running down a bit. He has pitched a good amount of innings this year. Its a big workload over a long season for him.

  589. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Glad to see Toronto beating up on somebody else other then us

  590. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    A couple of multi hit games in a row got Tex’s BA up to .265.

  591. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Phil pheaver! catch it!

  592. CB August 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Hughes threw several nice change ups tonight.

    His mechanics were off today and in ways which make it difficult to throw a good change up. Despite that he threw a few good ones.

  593. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    GB7 -

    I loved Jim Croce. Harry Chapin is someone I love to listen to as well. I love music – tunes – but lyrics that get to you? Get me every time.

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

    Doreen, Croce didn’t have a chance to write much, but, everything was quality. “Time In A Bottle”, One Less Set Of Footprints”, “Operator” and “Photographs And Memories” were his best. “New York Is Not My Home” is great, too. Chapin had more time, but another gone way too soon. Croce was like Holly…way to young and not enough time to write, but, what talent. What legacies in a short time.

  594. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I just don’t the angst about Phil Hughes.

    He’s making less than 500k this year, is in his first full year a’s a starter, and has 16 wins if the pen finishes this off.

    He’s got the SECOND MOST WINS IN THE LEAGUE!

    He has a chance to win 20 games.

    What more do people want?

    He’s still learning and is winning a’s he learns.

    I’d say that’s a good thing.

  595. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Let’s hope Gaudin likes pitching against his old team as much as Swisher likes hitting against them.

  596. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    The hanging Chad…

  597. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hopefully Gaudin doesn’t make it 9-5.

  598. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    CB, thanks! He threw some very good ones in ST, which makes me think he has it in him to make that a solid pitch for him……………just has to use it more. Maybe tonight will give him the confidence to do so…………

  599. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    ***am NOT an aficionado – meaning, I don’t know all there is to know about Dylan. I’m a casual fan.

  600. jesusmonterofordh August 31st, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    accodring to heyman.

    yanks claimed lilly but lad pulled him back

  601. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Mitre looks like a cartel member.

  602. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Nice inning for Chad.

  603. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Doreen, you’re most likely not much for outlaw country, but, there are some great music by Willie Nelson, Lacy J Dalton and Kristoffersonn and Coolidge. Beautiful music, better lyrics.

  604. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    You Don’t Mess Around With Phil

  605. Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Gehrig, that’s the most intelligent thing you’ve said here, lol….He does….

  606. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Dodgers probably would not have pulled Lilly back had another team claimed him..no way they wanted him to go to the Yankees.

    GB, I don’t know many songs by Willie Nelson, but one of my favorite songs ever is “You were always on my mind”.

  607. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    would be sweet if Baltimore holds on to beat Boston as well…..

  608. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Strike Philter

  609. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Let’s hope Gaudin likes pitching against his old team as much as Swisher likes hitting against them

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

    If he could do that, with as many teams as he’s been on, he’d be a 20 game winner.

  610. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    GB7 =

    I think the fact that Croce and Chapin left us too soon makes their work all the more special to me. While I love the Beatles and all that stuff, the storytellers (who may not have the most technically beautiful voices) are the best.

    Recently I was listening to Joan Baez – man, what a voice. Gorgeous. And Joni Mitchell – really unique voice. Pure. No histrionics like today.

  611. JM August 31st, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Best music of the 60s and 70s came from Dylan, Croce, Neil Young and Ronstadt. The 50s was all Fats and Buddy Holly.

    ____________________________________________

    Little Richard and Chuck Berry weren’t half-bad.

  612. Jerkface August 31st, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Its really odd why Hughes doesn’t wanna throw his change, it gets a lot of movement.

  613. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    AJ needs to show up tomorrow night because I’m expecting a much better outing from Brett Anderson than they have gotten from Cahill and Massero.

    At least keep the team in the game in the early innings and not meltdown in the first inning.

  614. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Jeter the double play meter.

  615. kd August 31st, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    what’s it going to take for toronto to overtake the red sox?

    can we loan them montero for the stretch run?

  616. Noreaster August 31st, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Wow, Jeter has looked bad lately. Better now then in October, but I’ll feel better when he gets it going again.

  617. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Derek looks like he has a black eye.

  618. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    In Future Watch news, the Royals are having their way with Cliff Lee.

  619. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Pay the Texman, Boof!!!

  620. Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Brett Anderson is a good pitcher. Has he been hurt this year, his W-L is only 3-5.

  621. syd_cash August 31st, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    our game is going slowly……….

  622. -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If Teix got a hit there, he would have the same BA as Jeter

    scary (but let’s not start this argument again)

  623. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Pat-
    Jeter’s average has a black eye.

  624. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    why does Kay think that Tino can psychoanalyze Jeter?

    does Tino Martinez have some kind of “Being John Malkovich” portal into Derek Jeter?

  625. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    GB7 -

    I had a very short foray into country music – Reba McIntyre, the Gatlin Bros. – and I like that, again,the music tells a story. I have a Rita Coolidge album, believe it or not. I know Kristofferson has written some good music, but the others, I’m not famiiar with. I’ll have to give ‘em a try.

    I used to listen to music 18/7 , but in the last couple of years, I appreciate quiet when I’m alone. No tv, no radio, no stereo. I think it has to do with sensory overload – my daughter is almost never quiet — :lol: – and the other daughter ALWAYS has multiple electronics going.

    I need to get back to my music. I used to sing a lot, too – not so much anymore.

  626. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I love Jim Croce – Bad Bad Leroy Brown and that You don’t tug on Superman’s cape song (I forget what it’s called).

  627. Noreaster August 31st, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    GB7,

    I liked me some Queen, Eagles and a little Marshal Tucker. Ronstat was under appreciated.

  628. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Timo “completes” Jeter, according to Kay.

  629. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    # -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If Teix got a hit there, he would have the same BA as Jeter

    scary (but let’s not start this argument again)

    —————-

    This is, for many reasons, a bad comparison.

  630. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I love Kenny Rogers………can’t look at him though; that plastic surgery ruined what was once a very handsome face.

    One song I love, but I forget who sings it (Baez?) is ” The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down”…

  631. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Dodgers probably would not have pulled Lilly back had another team claimed him..no way they wanted him to go to the Yankees.

    GB, I don’t know many songs by Willie Nelson, but one of my favorite songs ever is “You were always on my mind”.

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

    Thank you doll. That’s sweet of you.

    Oh, my error. You’re talking about the song. Yeah, he had so many. “Forgiving You Is Easier Than anything I’ve Ever Done”, A Horse Named Music” and “Slow Movin’ Outlaw” are just a few.

  632. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Tino and Jeter are very close friends.

    So close that Tino knows the cardinal rule of being a close friend of Derek’s…….

    Never divulge ANYTHING of substance on Derek’s life or what he thinks about anything. lol

  633. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Bool..boool…boool

  634. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” is a song originally by the The Band

  635. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    ABBA, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, Beatles, Chicago….and there are songs I love that were basically the only hits their singers ever had.

  636. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Tino and Jeter are BFFs so Tino knows him better than most people.

  637. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I like carrots.

  638. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    (I forget what it’s called)

    ——————-

    here you go, Betsy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQrTGE4wwwA

  639. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    hardwired7

    Jeter and Tino are good friends.

    Which is exactly why Kay shouldn’t even bother trying to get info from Tino on Jeter. :)

  640. CR9 August 31st, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Daniel Nava just got scrizzewed on a 2-2 pitch on the 10th pitch of the AB. The pitch was way outside and the HP ump just rung him up like the loser he is!! :lol:

  641. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Betsy-

    I know Baez had an extremely popular cover of it, although there’s no way to tell if you’re referring to that version.

  642. Frozen Rope August 31st, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Jays beating up on an AL East team other than the Yankees for a change. Glad to see they showed up.

    Now Box of Chocolates Burnett can pitch us back down into a first place tie tomorrow.

  643. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    IIOO, The Band? I never heard of them. It’s a song about a Civil War soldier, I think – something to do with the Civil War. I love it almost for that reason alone, lol

    GB, lol – sorry to disappoint you, lol.

  644. -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    ->IIOIIOIIO

    Yeah, I know
    AB’s, batting order, walks, speed, power, whatever

    still, it’s not as if it’s not notable at all

  645. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Joe is somewhat simian in appearance, no?

  646. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Eagles!!

    See, this is the problem. So many that I love and I can never remember them all.

    GB7 -

    You had also mentioned Ronstadt. She’s so versatile – she can sing anything.

  647. Tank August 31st, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “Daniel Nava just got scrizzewed on a 2-2 pitch on the 10th pitch of the AB. The pitch was way outside and the HP ump just rung him up like the loser he is!! :lol:

    after all the calls he has gotten in his time up here, it is about time

  648. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Frozen Rope August 31st, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Now Box of Chocolates Burnett can pitch us back down into a first place tie tomorrow.

    ————————————————————————————————

    Let me guess… when we won the World Series last year, you were already lamenting the fact we might not win this year, right?

  649. -Matt- August 31st, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Whoa, MLB.com Gameday is telling me that Gaudin has only given up 1 HR in all of August, which I guess was the one that Daric Barton just hit

    That’s crazy (43 AB sample, by the way)

  650. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hardwired, thanks! LOL Jim from that song and the dude from Leroy Brown should meet up – wonder who would win.

    One thing bothers me about Ronstadt – what the heck is a stone pony?

  651. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Jackson Browne. Dan Fogelberg.

  652. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Betsy-

    The Band were pretty popular, I’m sure you’ve heard their music. And yes, then that is definitely the song by the Band. Virgil Caine “served on the Danville train” and “He was just eighteen, proud and brave, but a Yankee/ laid him in his grave.” It’s a great song, I have never heard any version except the original, but I’m sure it’s equally wonderful.

  653. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    GB7 -

    I had a very short foray into country music – Reba McIntyre, the Gatlin Bros. – and I like that, again,the music tells a story. I have a Rita Coolidge album, believe it or not. I know Kristofferson has written some good music, but the others, I’m not famiiar with. I’ll have to give ‘em a try.

    I used to listen to music 18/7 , but in the last couple of years, I appreciate quiet when I’m alone. No tv, no radio, no stereo. I think it has to do with sensory overload – my daughter is almost never quiet — – and the other daughter ALWAYS has multiple electronics going.

    I need to get back to my music. I used to sing a lot, too – not so much anymore.

    Kristofferson and Coolidge – “Loving arms” will make you cry. Their best.

  654. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Who let the fool in?

  655. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    One song I love that I remember when I was a kid is Ghost Riders in the Sky. When I was 13, my parents and my sister and I went to a dude ranch in AZ and that song was played quite a lot………….very cool.

  656. JM August 31st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    My favorite song by The Band is “I Shall Be Released.” Gets me every time. Once saw Phoebe Snow do an amazing version of it that had pretty much the whole audience in tears. Great stuff.

  657. ac1 August 31st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Lee getting his hard again? Did he hit a wall?

  658. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    IIOO, I will check out their version on You Tube…….

    I think Carl Wilson, of the Beach Boys, may have had the most beautiful voice ever. His “God Only Knows” is a sublime song.

  659. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    # pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Jackson Browne. Dan Fogelberg.

    —————

    Saw Jackson Browne live not too far back, he ended his set with “The Load Out”/”Stay” combination, it was awesome. He’s truly under appreciated.

  660. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Eagles!!

    See, this is the problem. So many that I love and I can never remember them all.

    GB7 -

    You had also mentioned Ronstadt. She’s so versatile – she can sing anything.

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

    always loved listening to her. Hard to believe that she’s been around for 45 years making recordings. Some of the old standards and her music with Dolly Parton and EmmyLou Harris are some of the best.

  661. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Ooh, I love a couple of Dan Fogleberg’s songs – Leader of the Band always makes me tear up.

    I also love Bread – well, a few of their songs, esp. the theme from The Goodbye Girl (an amazing movie_

  662. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Ac1

    No the balls he is pitching are going over the wall.

  663. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    IIOO, I once looked up the history of that song – it’s very interesting. I may do it again tonight as I’m sort of inspired now.

  664. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I like small words.

  665. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    # Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    IIOO, I will check out their version on You Tube…….

    I think Carl Wilson, of the Beach Boys, may have had the most beautiful voice ever. His “God Only Knows” is a sublime song.

    ——————–

    If I recall correctly, Brian Wilson was supposed to sing it initially, but just before recording gave it to his brother. I remember reading an interview where Carl was still overjoyed at being given the opportunity. Funny, now, you couldn’t picture any other voice singing that song, but it almost wasn’t so.

  666. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Obviously, Carl Wilson is dead now, but this interview was from the mid 90′s.

  667. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Thames was due for a stinker and tonight he got it.

  668. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    No offense, but this entire music discussion has gotten far too conventional.

    The Mekons, “Where Were You?”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71s-T8oUTQs

  669. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    No Kip Winger?

  670. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    IIOO, The Band? I never heard of them. It’s a song about a Civil War soldier, I think – something to do with the Civil War. I love it almost for that reason alone, lol

    GB, lol – sorry to disappoint you, lol.

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Betsy, she did two with that theme. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Cruel War”.

  671. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Jeez….what the heck…

    Granderson is regressing his swing.

  672. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    The Bands version of when i paint my masterpeice is good too

  673. JM August 31st, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Saw a Mekons 25th anniversary show at Maxwells in Hoboken several years ago.

  674. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Nick-

    Television? Tom Waits? Captain Beefheart?

  675. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I can’t believe I forgot Van Morrison in this discussion

  676. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I collect screws.

  677. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Marquee Moon, yes.

  678. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Betsy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMHyovwX7JM

  679. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    See No Evil:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7L0IYPXKj8

  680. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Marquee Moon, yes

    —————–

    The only Television album worth owning, but what an album it is.

  681. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    My feet are aggressive. Very.

  682. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    One of the first concerts I ever went to was No Nukes at MSG. 8th grade and took the train into the city with a group of friends without telling our parents.

    Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, CSN, Springstein, John Hall, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Doobie Brother, Poco, etc……

    Amazing line-up of talent!

  683. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Dan Fogelberg -

    My absolute favorite song of his is “Another Auld Lang Syne,” but “Longer” was our wedding song and “Run for the Roses” I love too. I like Jackson Browne, but my husband LOVES him; and then there’s James Taylor, too.

    Oh, my, you could go on all day.

    Has anyone seen James Taylor/Carole King? I saw a PBS special – they were fantastic, and then they were on Ellen DeGeneris together and so marvelous talking about their work. Great.

  684. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwvTcU2WG3I

    Marquee Moon live 2002

  685. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Pull Chad. Put in joba

  686. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    One of the best songs to come out of the Vietnam era was by Buckley, (Jeff’s dad). “Once I Was”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  687. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I’m now stuck watching videos from “The Last Waltz”

  688. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    pat -

    I was at NO NUKES!!!

    But I wasn’t in the 8th grade. I was a little older. My husband had to miss it – work. Unbelievable concert. Carly Simon – one of her first appearances on stage in along time.

  689. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry…Tim Buckley

  690. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    3 outs left for Boston. This would just be a great night to gain on both those teams. Come on O’s !…

  691. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    # Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I’m now stuck watching videos from “The Last Waltz”

    ————————-

    Buying the DVD was one of my greatest investments

  692. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    James Taylor and Carole King are both great in concert. So was Gordon Lightfoot.

  693. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Freaking hippies…how did that work out?
    We need nukes now.

  694. Bx is Burning August 31st, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Just caught Levon and Willie Nelson last month at Radio City.
    Excellent show.
    Levon’s once majestic voice is now limited, but his time-keeping is immaculate.

  695. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Moondance.

    Memories….

    That’s the thing about music – it transports you to different times and places and feelings.

    Nick in SF -

    I’m stuck in the 70′s or so. There’s lots of music I hear today that I like, but it’s not the same, it’s not associative.

  696. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Only for the brave, Mission of Burma:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7L0IYPXKj8

  697. GayleF August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    SJ-

    Not sure if you are on here right now but JOnathan Mayo posted a story about the AFL nic props for Tony

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  698. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Doreen

    That was YOU! :wink:

    It was a September concert so I guess I was in 9th grade not 8th by then.

    My friend and I saw Jackson Browne in concert 6 times in one year. Doctor My Eyes and The Pretender are still 2 of my favorite songs.

  699. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    looking good for the Fightin’ Showalters

  700. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “Buying the DVD was one of my greatest investments”

    I cannot decide what my favorite performance is. I’m torn between Neil Young’s “Helpless” and Van the Man’s “Caravan”

  701. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Doreen, I love the 70′s too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKSs1J38EA

  702. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Someone has to mention Fleetwood Mac.
    So there!

  703. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Great job by Gaudin.

    We’ll have a fresh bullpen for tomorrow.

  704. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    GB7-

    I just heard Lightfoot’s song about the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald the other day! (I think that’s the name of the song, but I’m not sure.)

  705. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    He almost got it to STRETCH…STRETCH.

  706. m August 31st, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    No one’s talking about the game? It must be over.

  707. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Good job Chad!

  708. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Doubront gives up the big 8th inning home run.

    Guess they should have had Delcarmen in there to keep it close… oh, wait…

  709. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    # Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “Buying the DVD was one of my greatest investments”

    I cannot decide what my favorite performance is. I’m torn between Neil Young’s “Helpless” and Van the Man’s “Caravan”

    ————–

    Both amazing, all the guests were great, but I gotta go with Van. Apparently he got stage fright (which was quite common for him) right before he went out and the guys backstage had to practically push him on the stage. Didn’t show in his performance though, did it?

    Another interested story was that after Neil Diamond (who I can’t stand) came off stage, he said to Bob Dylan “good luck following that up” to which Bob responded “what do I have to do, go on stage and fall asleep?”

  710. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    9-3 yanks bottom of the 8th

  711. Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    pat -

    :lol:

    We were sitting about two rows from the very top, farthest away from the stage. It didn’t matter. It was great!

    ***

    the Yankees long relief guys have really been doing a fantastic job!

  712. Bx is Burning August 31st, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Nick-

    You linked to Television, not MoB.
    Caught the Smiths reference earlier, btw.
    You have good taste, all considered.

  713. pat August 31st, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    m

    Technically, no. But it’s felt over innings ago.

  714. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    m August 31st, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    No one’s talking about the game? It must be over.

    —————————————————————–

    Yanks are just getting some early cage work in for tomorrow’s game.

  715. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Yeah, that’s it, Doreen. Have you heard “Dream Street Rose” or “The House You Live In”? great music.

  716. JCPD August 31st, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Doreen August 31st, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    GB7-

    I just heard Lightfoot’s song about the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald the other day! (I think that’s the name of the song, but I’m not sure.)

    —————————————————————–

    Been listening to him in the truck for the past few days. Driving down to Wilkes-Barre next month to see him in concert.

  717. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Another homer off Doubront.

    It’s almost like Francona handed him the hammer for the final nail.

  718. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for the story Gayle.

    He told me he talked with Mayo. I didn’t know when he was going to post the story.

  719. Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve heard those stories too, IIO. Van’s performance becomes transcendent once he busts out the leg kicks…Epic.

  720. IIOIIOIIO August 31st, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Tom in N.J. August 31st, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve heard those stories too, IIO. Van’s performance becomes transcendent once he busts out the leg kicks…Epic

    ——————

    JUSTA ONE MORE TIME!

  721. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Doreen-

    Do you have Sirius or XM? You would love “The Bridge”. Its all singers/songwriters and the best of folk and soft rock

  722. hardwired7 August 31st, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Red Sox fans wanted more Felix Doubrount.

    well, there you go.

  723. SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The funny thing about the Sox game is, we will still have people here trying to sell the Red Sox won’t be “going away”, as if they are still in the race.

    They have been out of it for awhile.

    Just playing out the string now.

  724. m August 31st, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks, Gehrig.

    I was in the car listening to updates. Heard that TB was up 3-1, despite just getting their first hit. I knew we were up at the time.

    I checked later via mobile and I saw that Niemann had just plunked Bautista (mini fist pump). Later on, I saw that they went up 4-3 on the next batter.

    Then the radio update later said that Toronto scored 10 in that inning (big fist pump). :)

    Hopefully, the Boston score hold up, too.

  725. Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Ooopps, sorry, here’s the MoB song I meant to link to:

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

    Glad someone caught that Smiths reference — lord knows, it would be the first time.

  726. Betsy August 31st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    IIOO, I didn’t know that….not that Brian Wilson is chopped liver, but only Carl could have done that song.

    GB, I’ll go on You Tube later and check that out…………..thanks!

  727. m August 31st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Girlfriend in a Coma is such a good song (despite the unfortunate title)

  728. Robin August 31st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Cliff Lee’s price just came down.

  729. Melk Man August 31st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Asked if there’s an appropriate time to waive the white flag, Epstein said, “That’s a tough question. It’s kind of like the Supreme Court said about pornography: ‘You’ll know it when you see it.’ Right now, we’re not eliminated. We’re trying to get really hot.”

    “It’ll be difficult, but not impossible,” said Epstein. “I’m not going to sit here and assess how difficult it will be. I’ll leave that up to you guys. I think, that, as I just said, we need to play better and get hotter than we’ve been at any point this season. This is not the position we want to be ion. I’m not going to sit here and blow smoke and say where we want to be. We’re not.”

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....tra_bases/

  730. TheStraw August 31st, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Sayonara, bosox.

  731. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I just heard Lightfoot’s song about the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald the other day! (I think that’s the name of the song, but I’m not sure.)

    …listened to that song when I was a kid.. That one and “Sundown” was my other favorite.
    another great artist back then was Al Stewart.

  732. Robin August 31st, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    # SJ44 August 31st, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The funny thing about the Sox game is, we will still have people here trying to sell the Red Sox won’t be “going away”, as if they are still in the race.

    ————————————————————

    That’s the result of taking red sox blogs to seriously.

  733. Erica in NY August 31st, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    New thread :arrow:

  734. JM August 31st, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I was at that No Nukes show and also the outdoor concert…..But I was considerably older than eighth grade. Actually, freshman year in college. :) Legendary two shows, for sure.

  735. BJK August 31st, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Nick in SF August 31st, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    Ooopps, sorry, here’s the MoB song I meant to link to:

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

    Glad someone caught that Smiths reference — lord knows, it would be the first time.

    —————————————————————————-

    Good times, for a change.

  736. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Yankees pick up another game on Boston. Rays lost, so Yanks are in first by themselves.

    Very good day for the Yankees.

  737. Gehrig27 August 31st, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Goopyetz


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