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Game 135: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 03, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (84-50)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Lance Berkman DH
Austin Kearns RF
Ramiro Pena 3B
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP Ivan Nova (1-0, 1.93)
Nova vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (69-64)
Mike McCoy SS
Travis Snider LF
Jose Bautista RF
Vernon Wells CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
Adam Lind DH
John McDonald 3B
Jose Molina C

RHP Brandon Morrow (10-6, 4.27)
Morrow vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Gary Cederstrom, 1B Ed Hickox, 2B Fieldin Culbreth, 3B Jim Wolf

WEATHER: Clouds are starting to roll in, but still no rain and no tarp. Wind is blowing in pretty hard.

NO SECOND CHANCES: Last time Ivan Nova faced the Blue Jays, one hitter finished with two hits off the Yankees rookie. That was Yunel Escobar, who’s not in the lineup this afternoon.

WELCOME TO THE BRONX: Although Brandon Morrow has had considerable success against the Yankees in Toronto, he’s been hit in two starts at Yankee Stadium. His line in those two starts: 11.1 IP, 16 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 3 BB, 16 K.

THE YANKEES ACE: After yesterday’s win, CC Sabathia is now undefeated in 21 straight starts at Yankee Stadium. According to Elias, that matches the Whitey Ford for the longest undefeated streak at home by a Yankee. Ford went 21 games without a loss from August 8, 1964 to August 18, 1965.

UPDATE, 1:11 p.m.: After a routine grounder to short, Ivan Nova’s first pitch to Travis Snider was a solo home run for a 1-0 Blue Jays lead.

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Curtis Granderson might have caught up to every other Yankee on that play, but Brett Gardner’s fast enough to stay a few steps ahead and score on Mark Teixeira’s double. Granderson scored one batter later to make it 2-1 Yankees.

UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: I remember being a little kid and thinking the only trick to running fast was to hold my hands perfectly flat. Apparently I was a big believer in wind resistance. How flat would my hands have to be to run as fast as Brett Gardner? It must be a lot of fun to go from Point A to Point B that quickly. It’s now 4-1 Yankees as Gardner scores from first on a double by Granderson. It’s 4-1 Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:14 p.m.: How many times do you see it, the guy who was just the Name That Baby Bomber comes up in the next inning and gets a big two-out RBI single? This time it was Ramiro Pena who’s baby photo was shown after the second inning, and who drove in a run in the third. It’s 5-1 Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:36 p.m.: Heading into the top of the fifth with the score 5-3. Nova gave up a couple in the fourth and the Yankees went down in order.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: Wonder if Joe Girardi is anticipating rain. Nova has been pretty solid this afternoon, but with two on and two out in the fifth, Boone Logan is in to face Lyle Overbay. It’s still 5-3.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Brett Gardner has an RBI triple to the right-center gap and it’s a 6-3 Yankees lead… Make that a 7-3 lead on Granderson’s second RBI double of the game.

UPDATE, 4:12 p.m.: After 1.2 strong innings from Kerry Wood — which will probably earn him the win — here’s Mariano Rivera to close it with a four-run lead. Sergio Mitre was also getting loose, but Girardi’s not messing around.

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463 Responses to “Game 135: Yankees vs. Blue Jays”

  1. Tyler September 3rd, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    CC’s wife must really be a good cook…

  2. kd September 3rd, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    let’s hope they score early and often

  3. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Ben Dover will be administering all prostate exams at the Stadium.

  4. Tyler September 3rd, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    With the wind blowing in, a weaker lineup, and Morrow on the mound (though they have gotten to him at YS) runs could be at a premium. Hopefully Nova throws well and the Yanks play fundamentally sound. I think Berkman’s going to do something big today. He’s going to be a key piece of this team somehow someway

  5. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Glad to see Nunez at SS , not as originally reported at 3rd.

  6. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    That’s really an amazing streak put together by CC.

    When stories run annually re: the best bargains in baseball, strange as it may sound, CC should be on that list.

  7. m September 3rd, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I’m so tired of seeing the blue jays. Hope to keep the win streak going.

  8. murphydog September 3rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    There was mention of Jack Curry in the last thread. I miss Coney a lot myself but Curry’s the real deal, world class. Hate to say it but sometimes I feel like he’s slumming at YES. And did I mention that he also went to Fordham?

    As for his standing among his peers:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/.....3u74uFi0kK

  9. Asd September 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    So, opinions: do we think girardi moved nunez to short upon realizing he would have Swish, and therefore have a less powerful lineup, and felt he’d need all the defensive help he could get?

  10. Erica in NY September 3rd, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    m September 3rd, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    I?m so tired of seeing the blue jays. Hope to keep the win streak going.
    **************

    Me too. Its stretches like this that make me hate the unbalanced schedule

  11. jackamir September 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Nunez is a ss. Pena can play anywhere! Pena can catch in a pinch.

  12. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    For you guys getting exams, beware of a doctor that goes by the nickname “Dr. Knuckles”.

  13. jackamir September 3rd, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Is that Matt Knucles?

  14. m September 3rd, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Who would’ve been our catcher if moeller wasn’t on the bench the day that jorge got tossed? Pena right?

  15. murphydog September 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    “For you guys getting exams, beware of a doctor that goes by the nickname ‘Dr. Knuckles’ ”

    The one I watch out for is Dr. Hook.

  16. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    If there is a break, it’s that the wind is blowing in from left field at 10-11 MPH.

  17. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Go Nova

  18. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    murphydog September 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    “For you guys getting exams, beware of a doctor that goes by the nickname ‘Dr. Knuckles’ ”

    The one I watch out for is Dr. Hook

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

    Yeah, but an interesting band.

  19. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Doesn’t stop it from going out to right field, though.i

  20. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    so much for no balls flying out because of the wind

  21. m September 3rd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    following on game day, just thinking to myself, “he needs to get down in the zone, these guys will make him pay.” Sigh.

    Hopefully, he’ll settle down.

  22. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    If Nova drilled criminal Bautista in the …. right here, id be really excited.

  23. murphydog September 3rd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Oh I do remember

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....icine_Show

  24. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    after 0-2 Nova through the same pitches and he wasn’t fooled 4 straight times…but I guess they were kinda pitching around Bautista

  25. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    wow Nunez…I thought SS was his primary position….i know we haven’t seen a lot of Nunez so I don’t want to jump down his throat but so far not his defense has been shaky

  26. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    You have a guy, I don’t care who it is, you have to attack the guy.

    I hate walking Bautista after getting out front 0-2.

    Sometimes, you show a hitter too much respect.

  27. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    It’s funny how silly Bautista looks when he swings at a curveball. Or basically anything but a fastball…

  28. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Not much control today. Even split on strikes to balls

  29. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    We know Nunez can hit but he has to work on his throwing. He has a strong arm but he makes a lot of bad throws. That is probably why he had so many errors in the minors because of his arm.

  30. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    great bounceback from Nova.

  31. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hopefully Morrow doesn’t have great control today or a great slider. The Yanks chased a ton of them in the dirt the last 2 times they faced him.

  32. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    good job umpire

  33. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    cheap strike 1 to Gardner. Gardy walks anyway.

  34. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    oh yeah!

  35. jacksquat September 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    For you guys getting exams, beware of a doctor that goes by the nickname “Dr. Knuckles”.

    I’d be more wary of Dr. Pfister

    My doc is a little latin lady under 5′ with hands like a 9 year old. ;)

  36. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    BG oh BG

  37. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    How’ this for a new nickname – GGOBBG

    Gritty, Gutty, On-Base Brett Gardner

  38. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Nice…Let’s score some runs before he has a chance to settle in.

  39. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    morrow struggling with command

  40. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    That wasn’t even close to a strike. Molina steals another one…

  41. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    wow that was not a good strike call at all.

  42. The Other Phil September 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Hey gang. Happy Friday-before-Labor-Day!
    Go Yanks!

  43. Erica in NY September 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    GGOBPBG?

  44. The Other Phil September 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    GameDay shows “strike 2″ to be 1 foot off the plate (ala JoPo’s strike 3 the other night)…

  45. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    oh yeah

  46. Asd September 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    So, I figure the prostate exams will happen during the seventh inning stretch, no?

  47. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    LMAO…..Bautista is so bad in right field….yeah I thought 3-run homerun too

  48. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Cheap strike 2 to Teixeira. Morrow has not had any control all inning and has not been around the strike zone, and gets that crap called. So much for having to be around the plate to get close calls. And Teixeira ties the game anyway.

  49. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Nice!!! But the wind definitely held up that one.

  50. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    doesnt matter. tex makes that lousy strike call irrelevant and is now at .270. amazing.

  51. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I thought that ball was in the seats.

    The wind pushed that ball back into the field of play.

  52. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Great job to get the run in and the other runner over Cano!

  53. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    maybe cito should have shut morrow down before this game and not after.

  54. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    robbie hasn’t been hitting much the last few games…but at least he does his job in scoring the run

  55. xcv September 3rd, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    this lineup is so much better w/o “jeet”. if he was in it the inning would’ve been over w/o a single run scored

  56. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Keep it going boys!!! Since the Jays are the best offense ever they can afford to give up the run.

  57. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Morrow looks really bad right now…

  58. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Amazing…Morrow has no command and the ump is still helping him out.

  59. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Posada trying to get thrown out of this game too! But I think that pitch was low

  60. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Cheap strike 1 to Posada. Again, the guy is struggling with control, and a cheap strike here and a cheap strike there to try and help him out. Should have been a walk on 4 pitches.

  61. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    A Berkman HR here?

  62. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Cano still needs a day off. Maybe tomorrow or Sunday, but he is needs and deserves one.

  63. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Wind held up 2 bombs :(

  64. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    1 out and runner at 3rd doesnt score. oy. at least they got 2.

  65. Matt September 3rd, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    The umpire most likely cost the Yankees a run in that inning.

    Morrow did not throw a single strike in that Posada at bat, and has barely thrown any in the game, yet the umpire gives him pitches that Nova could not get to bail him out when he was on the ropes.

    If Posada walks as he should have, Berkman’s ball becomes a sacrifice fly for a run instead of the third out of the inning. With how bad Morrow’s stuff and location was in the first there, the Yankees were robbed of what could have been a much bigger inning.

  66. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Usually when someone is that wild, they dont get ‘close’ calls, and those were not even close.

  67. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I challenge any one of the umpire whiners to track call on both sides until the end of the game.

  68. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Cheap strike 1 to Lind. Borderline strike 2 to Lind. If Nova gets those calls all day, then it’s fine.

  69. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    i readily admin the calls are going both ways, but that doesnt change that bad calls may have cost the yankees runs that inning.

  70. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    ac1

    That’s a myth. When people say that, it’s just lazy.

  71. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    calling a strike a foot off the plate is bad. Just because he calls it consistently both ways doesnt make it ok…

  72. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Perhaps Morrow pitches Berkman differently in that situation with Posada on base.

    Cederstrom has a wide zone today for both pitchers.

  73. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    yea so far Nova has recieved so favorable calls as well. At least this umpire is consistent with his bad calls

  74. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    That’s a myth. When people say that, it’s just lazy.
    __
    Which part? the close calls?

  75. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    ac1

    No, it doesn’t make it okay. Umpires are incompetent, lazy, and biased. So if they’re making the calls both ways, then at least they are being fair.

  76. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    nice bounce back inning by Nova.

  77. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    ac1

    It’s lazy and inaccurate when people say that “pitchers around the strike receive close calls” and “pitchers not around the strike zone do not receive close calls”

  78. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    No, it doesn’t make it okay. Umpires are incompetent, lazy, and biased. So if they’re making the calls both ways, then at least they are being fair.

    __

    I know.. i said it doesnt make it ok to be bad for both teams equally. Bad is still bad. Should be the umpires association motto for 2010.

  79. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    “calling a strike a foot off the plate is bad. Just because he calls it consistently both ways doesnt make it ok…”

    Agreed. But now we have a control. We know the zone will likely be wide both ways for both teams.

    Let’s adjust and react to the game with that factored in.

  80. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Im saying as long as they are fair to both sides, then I am okay with them being “bad”

    Look at this, Morrow has absolutely no control.

  81. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Gonna be a short day for Morrow, which is always good for the Yanks in a start of a series.

  82. syd_cash September 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    talk about out of control……wow!!!!

  83. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    ha morrow should have been shut down earlier.

  84. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Neither of those first 2 pitches to Nunez were strikes. This strike zone is an absurdity. Forced Nunez to swing at the third pitch.

  85. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Nunez had to swing at that because of the gigantic strike zone.

  86. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    This strike zone is a joke I’m sorry. You’re gonna see swings like that all day.

  87. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Morrow is lucky he has this ump behind the plate today. Otherwise he could have walked every batter.

  88. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    eventually he is going to have to put one down the middle and it will be crushed. Grandy, Tex, Cano?

  89. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    GGOBBG swung at a 3-1 with a man at second, btw…

  90. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Morrow is pitching like he’s already been shutdown for the season, he’s not exactly bringing heat up there…

  91. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Grandy yes!

  92. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I wonder if Morrow also thought he was getting shut down for the season before this game.

  93. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BRETTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    told you. down the middle and crush.

  95. xcv September 3rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    jeet should have a day off everyday

  96. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Man, Gardner can fly!

  97. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Go Gardner with the speed!!! Good thing vitamins don’t help someone throw.

  98. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    TELLING Morrow was probably the mistake.

    Could be like Mo in a non-save situation.

  99. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Great luck for that Grandy foul off to get out of play. I was hoping that would come back to cost Morrow.

  100. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I’m guessing BumKnee won’t be making any blog appearances in the near future the way Grandy is crushing the ball…

  101. Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I wonder if Kevin Long is going to present video of Curtis Granderson that past couple of weeks, when he goes to negotiate his new contract? Maybe Alex can give Long Scott Boras’ phone number….

  102. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    that was a brave take by tex.

  103. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Oh look everybody, we have a Derek Jeter hater on the blog today.

    Can’t be a Yankee fan because no Yankee fan is dumb enough to hate Derek Jeter.

  104. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    The more I think about it, Brett is so much cuter than I originally thought.

  105. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    another Teix strikeout, DFA him or just use him as a defensive replacement

  106. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    “Can’t be a Yankee fan because no Yankee fan is dumb enough to hate Derek Jeter.”

    I’d like to be able to say that’s true.

    Unfortunately…

  107. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Gotta love Gardy and Grandy at the top of order.
    Could be the future of the lineup esp vs. rightys.

  108. Don September 3rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Grandy really came through again. His total runs scored and rbi will soon surpass Ajax.

  109. UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I think the offense has been just that good the last few days. I mean the A’s brought some good starters in to face us and now Morrow. And the offense is cruising. They may have finally found their stride after scuffling for what seemed like forever. The bats get all the credit from me. Great job.

  110. PagsandRags September 3rd, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Granderson is getting hot at the right time. I was hopeful that once he was healthy and back playing every day he would find his groove. If we can get Alex back hitting the ball well and get guys like Berkman and Kearns adding to the offense when they are in there, we are going to be hard to stop. Of course pitching trumps everything and Pettitte’s health is key but the Yankees could put together a solid run if everyone gets back in the lineup feeling good by October 1st.

  111. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    great play by Pena and good decision to go to 2nd.

  112. Yogi Mantle September 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Keep tacking on runs Yanks.

  113. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    This Nova pitches like a veteran.

  114. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Good shutdown inning for Nova.

    Two more innings like that and it’s an official game.

  115. -Matt- September 3rd, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    MG, you’re trolling, right?

    Teix has been the best offensive player MAYBE except for Cano in the past few months.

  116. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Cano needs an off day

  117. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Why is Cano expanding his strike zone again?

  118. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Cano’s off day is set for tomorrow…

  119. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    missing their Hall of Fame left side of the infield, the regular right fielder, and pitching a rookie, the Yankees are up 4-1 in the 3rd inning against a guy who threw a no hitter earlier this year.

    that is the true essence of a championship team…

  120. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Robbie needs a mental health day.

    That pitch was a foot over his head.

  121. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Bautista lol

  122. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Posada waddles like a duck.

  123. -Matt- September 3rd, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Cano’s off day is tomorrow?

    It looks like he’s pretty off today

  124. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Posada runs like he’s carrying a lead weight in one pocket and a Faberge egg in the other.

  125. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Berkman looks hitterish.

  126. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Morrow is having the same problem today that AJ often gets into. He’s opening up his front side too early on the spin back-spin forward portion of his delivery and his front side is getting too far ahead of his throwing arm.

    That makes it difficult for him to get on top of the ball.

    Until he fixes that the ball is going to keep running high and arm side.

    The Yankees need to continue taking advantage.

  127. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Great stroke by Berkman

  128. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Berkman is really starting to swing the bat well.

    That’s going to really help the Yankees down the stretch.

  129. LGY September 3rd, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    We may need a separate hitting coach for rentals.

    We can’t have players sprinkled around MLB with K Long’s expertise.

  130. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Berkman’s attitude and personality should have been on the Yankees long ago.

  131. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    If Kearns could stop swinging for the fences , he would be a better hitter.

  132. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Add Berkman to the K. Long disciple list.

  133. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    This is where Nino shines.

  134. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    As I said.
    Very underrated.

  135. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Kearns has been dreadful. Swinging out of his shoes every at bat and then takes a fastball. That was a big hit by Pena.

  136. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    YEAH! PENA! The guy who supposedly cant hit gets another key hit!

  137. LGY September 3rd, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Nino flipped the clutch button on again.

  138. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Just a horrible AB by Kearns.

    Swing at a ball in the dirt and off the plate and takes a fastball down the middle of the plate for strike 3.

    Can’t waste those AB’s and get a lot of PT down the stretch.

    Pena picks him up, which is great to see.

  139. Tom in N.J. September 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hustle, kid!

  140. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Nunez can fly!

  141. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    How did Nunez beat that out?

  142. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Right down the middle BG come on!

  143. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Nunez! He’s also quite cute. His nose sort of resembles that of Kobe Bean 5 time NBA Champion Bryant!

  144. Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I wonder if the time on the DL let Berkman rest up some undisclosed injury.

    Pena doesn’t have many hits, but he seems to make them count. Gets the most out of his ability.

  145. LGY September 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Nunez doesn’t even look super fast when he runs but he gets down the line in no time.

  146. Ace September 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Pena may be an awful hitter but he hits with risp

  147. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Gardy is an ideal leadoff guy.
    Makes the pitcher work.
    Should be even better next year.

  148. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Kearns just has a very long, top hand dominant swing. That’s going to make him inconsistent.

    He commits way too early because that swing is so long and winds up swinging at silly pitches like that slider in the dirt for strike two.

    The Yankees scored one run there but they bailed Morrow out big time. Cano, Kearns and Gardner all got themselves out. Marrow can’t keep the ball down.

  149. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    CB,

    I think telling Mortow this is his last start was a mistake.

    Tell him after the start.

    I think it plays in a pitchers head.

    If these guys would stop swinging at pitches over their heads, they would have 2-3 more runs.

    Only hitters impatience has kept Morrow in this game.

  150. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    # Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I wonder if the time on the DL let Berkman rest up some undisclosed injury.

    Pena doesn’t have many hits, but he seems to make them count. Gets the most out of his ability.

    Had Knee surgery early this year or in the off season I think. I think the DL was good for Alex also. And Pettitte.

  151. Mike_Boston September 3rd, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    They need to start speeding this puppy up!!

  152. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    before that hit Pena was batting .214 with RISP and .221 overall, that sounds to me like he’s the same batter in all situations.

  153. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Nyjer Morgan’s reaction to his eight-game suspension: ?Man, they threw the book at me .”

  154. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Rain at 2:30.
    Pitch fast.

  155. Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Carl – yes, agreed.

  156. LGY September 3rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Grandy looked like Melky on that play.

  157. 98NYY September 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Pena has improved has production since Nunez has came up. Who will be on the playoff roster?

  158. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    timbritton Sixty percent of Ramiro Pena’s hits drive in runs (30 H, 18 RBI). #yankees

  159. xcv September 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    you don’t have to drink the jeter cool aid to be a yankee fan

    maybe i’m the only who notice all those weak ground balls to short or 3rd. just saying the very obvious here – yanks wouldn’t have scored those 4 runs if “jeet” were hitting second. but god forbid his highness gets moved down the lineup – don’t want to bruise his ego or pride. he’s the captain after all.

    people talk about arod and his prima donna attitude but jeter’s no saint. i’m not taking away his contributions and greatness over the years. and his number should be retired as soon as he hangs up his uniform and inducted to the HOF immediately 5 years after. but he’s every bit as petty and insecure as arod. just ask chad curtis.

  160. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Can’t pitch like that. You have to pitch your game.

    If not, you turn this into a game.

  161. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Why was Morgan dumped on for stealing down 10 runs?

  162. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    How the ….. did that get all the way to right center. It looked like a fly ball to the right fielder off the bat. Cant stand aaron hill.

  163. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Nova has to start locating again. The pitch to Hill was right down the middle.

  164. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    SJ-

    That’s a good point. He’s on a roll. Just let him pitch and then tell him thanks for a great season. It does look like he’s thinking out on the mound or at least isn’t as aggressive as he usually is.

    Morrow’s tempo is down as well.

  165. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Nunez gets sloppy at times.

  166. Don September 3rd, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Is Nova coming undone??

  167. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    LOL. Chad Curtis is a wonderful character reference.

    One of the most disliked guys by teammates during the Dynasty Years.

    If you are going to troll, at least be good at it.

    A slumping Derek Jeter is still better at his job than you are at trolling.

  168. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 3rd, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    both of those last 2 pitches in the SAME PLACE !….how is the 1st one a ball ????

  169. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nunez’s playing time is going to decrease if he doesn’t start making better throws to 1st base.

  170. Trevor September 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nova doesn’t have his best stuff today. Still doing a decent job.

  171. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Nunez time will be decreased Sunday when Arod returns.

  172. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Kearns has an arm.

  173. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Good throw by Kearns

  174. GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    This is why I hate day games: JOHN AND SUZYN.

    John: “Fly ball to right, the run will score easily…..HERE COMES THE THROW!” Which is it John? Not sure how these two idiots are broadcasters for the best team in sports. Sick of this.

  175. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    That 2-0 pitch was not a strike?? Nearly the same spot as the 3-0 pitch. Looking at that 3B umpire chewing gum was disgusting. What a pig.

    Chad Curtis was a disliked guy? I remember after his Game 3 walkoff HR against the Braves in the World Series, he said “he and the guys” decided not to speak to Jim Gray for the way Gray harassed Pete Rose.

  176. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    If AJ had Nova’s maturity, he would be an Ace.

  177. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    It stinks to give back 2 runs to the bad part of their lineup. Nova’s stuff and command is not great today, obviously. Girardi will probably try to get one more inning out of him and then go to the bullpen.

  178. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    # GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    This is why I hate day games: JOHN AND SUZYN.

    John: “Fly ball to right, the run will score easily…..HERE COMES THE THROW!” Which is it John? Not sure how these two idiots are broadcasters for the best team in sports. Sick of this.

    Listen to the other teams broadcast.

  179. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Who was it on the Yanks that went out of their way to find Jim Gray and give him an interview after Curtis’ 2 HR game against Atlanta and he told Gray no Yankees would talk to him because of the Pete Rose thing, basically disavowing what Curtis said.

  180. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    “Good throw by Kearns”

    I feel like you posted that for your own amusement and I’m just along for the ride. :?

  181. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Nova is trying to throw too many off speed pitches early in the count because the Jays are a fastball hitting team. But his command isn’t very good today with either his curve or his change up and he’s falling behind setting up clear fastball counts.

    Trying to be unpredictable is making him very predictable.

    With a 4 run lead he should have prioritized establishing his fastball early.

  182. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    The only thing wrong with Nunez is that since he’s been with NYYs is he has 5 innings at shortstop. He’s still trying to get down the changes to the footwork changes from this spring. He’ll be just fine.

  183. Doreen September 3rd, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Someone mentioned Pena’s hit with RISP – on the radio (went on some errands) John & Suzyn said Pena has 30 hits and 18 ribbies. Not too shabby.

  184. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Where does Nunez fit in here?
    Jeter and Alex aren’t going anywhere and he won’t get much playing time.

  185. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I think the answer to my previous question was David Cone.

  186. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    CB,

    Exactly.

    Sometimes, you pitchers show too much respect for ML hitters.

    All part of the learning process.

    Got to go batter to batter with Nova now.

    Can’t risk blowing a 5-1 lead to this team.

  187. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    “Someone mentioned Pena’s hit with RISP – on the radio (went on some errands) John & Suzyn said Pena has 30 hits and 18 ribbies. Not too shabby.”

    That ratio only looks good because of how few hits Pena has. It’s not a positive. He’s come up a lot with men on base.

  188. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Nunez does have a strong arm.

  189. -Matt- September 3rd, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Alright, Cano’s hitting under .320
    He finished with a BA of .320 last year

    Obviously he’s been absolutely HUGE for the Yankees this year and his OBP and K and SLG numbers are better, but c’mon

    remember when he was hitting a solid .370?

  190. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Nova needs to throw fastballs early in the count. It’s about to start pouring.

    Now is not the time for first pitch change ups.

  191. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Nova doesn’t rely on the fastball, seems like more of a finesse pitcher with lots of composure out there.

  192. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Nunez fits in as a backup INF on this team.

    With a SS and 3B in their mid-30′s, there could be plenty of PT opportunities for him next year.

    I’d keep him and prepare him for that role in 2011.

  193. Doreen September 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    CB -

    I’m not under the impression that Pena is a good hitter, but if you’re looking at glass half full, you could say that at least when he does hit, he’s driven in some runs. It’s not a glowing endorsement, but it’s better than having 30 hits with nothing to show for it at all.

  194. Howe Farr September 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I read somewhere, maybe it was in Buster Onley’s book, that Chad Curtis had mellowed out with age and realizes why he was disliked

  195. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    “remember when he was hitting a solid .370?”

    A “solid” .370?

    Is there some other variety of .370?

  196. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Big AB vs Wells, could be the game, go get em kid.

  197. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    It’s ridiculous to think Cano was going to hit .370 all year.

    He’s a MVP candidate. He’s entitled to 3-4 rough games.

  198. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Doreen-

    My comment was particularly directed towards you. I only mentioned it because that point keeps getting raised on the yankee broadcasts repeatedly and it’s misleading. Both the TV and radio people bring it up over and over.

  199. UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Let the kid have Overby here

  200. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Logan for Overbay?
    1 out from the win, I’d get him.

  201. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I would take Nova out. He is falling behind too much to be successful against this fastball hitting lineup.

  202. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    good move!

  203. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Have to have Logan face Overbay. Can’t have Nova face him.

  204. -Matt- September 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    “Is there some other variety of .370?”

    I mean that he was keeping up at .370, not just that he peaked and his BA went down

    I know he couldn’t keep it up for the whole year, but he’s been hitting somewhere between .270 and .290 or .300 between then and now, which is fine

  205. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    That .370 was very shaky, look how easily it faded away. :cry:

  206. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Dont be upset, Nova. You’re just a kid, and you’ve got plenty of years ahead of you. You did a good job today.

  207. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    No issue with this change at all. He had almost no clue where the pitches were going.

  208. UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Wow as if we aren’t going to score anymore runs. Cmon Joe!

  209. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Kay, the alarmist, overexaggerating Nova’s walk to the dugout,”as if he’s walking on glass.”
    Part of the education kid.

  210. Tyler September 3rd, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Dang tough break for Nova. 1 out from qualifying for a win. I would have stuck with him 1 more batter but Logan has been very good…

  211. Don September 3rd, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    It’s probably the right move to take out Nova now.

  212. UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    With the impending rain probably a good move. I retract.

  213. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Overbay kills us, right move.
    Who cares if he gets the win or not. Moot point.

  214. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Girardi playing the right %. Chance of a lengthy rain delay. Nova might never have seen the top of the 6th even if he got Overbay.

  215. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    If Nova was facing the A’s or Seattle or they had a bigger lead you leave him in. Falling behind almost every batter 2-0 and then having to throw fastballs over the plate is not a good receipe for a W.

  216. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Chin up, Ivan

  217. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    He’s a young pitcher and this was a learning experience. You have to throw strikes with a lead.

    His stuff wasn’t crisp and his command wasn’t there, especially on his off speed stuff. But rather than taking advantage of the lead that his offense gave him to be more aggressive with his fastball he pitched as if it was a 0-0 game.

    He may not be happy to get a win but it’s not an accident that he won’t get one here.

    Let’s hope the rain holds off and they get this out. A pitching change is not what you want to do when a rain delay is coming. That’s why it was the right move to take him out. Can’t let the jays tie it now.

  218. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Nova got himself in trouble today moving away from his fastball. Especially when they gave him a 5-1 lead.

    All part of the learning process for a young pitcher.

  219. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “I would have stuck with him 1 more batter but Logan has been very good…”

    Tyler-

    You can’t chance it here. Nova repeatedly hung his curve ball. If Overbay pull one over the right field wall and it rains after the next half inning it sets the yankees up to lose this game.

  220. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    LOGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  221. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Logan makes Overbay look silly.

  222. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Good pitch from Logan

  223. UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Wow Logan has come out of nowhere. He has been absolutely unreal in this stint in the league. Anybody have any knowledge of why he has been so successful.

  224. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    # UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Wow Logan has come out of nowhere. He has been absolutely unreal in this stint in the league. Anybody have any knowledge of why he has been so successful.

    Attacking the zone. Using his fastball more.

  225. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Big out to get. Especially since Overbay kills the Yankees.

    I don’t mind Nova being upset about being taken out. Shows the competitor in him.

    He just needs to be more aggressive with fastball in his next start.

  226. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    CB/SJ, given the absence of a 2nd left handed bullpenner, do you take a chance with bring Royce Ring up to help out Logan, regardless of his past MLB failures?

  227. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Why hasn’t anybody told Nova to lead with the FB and finish with the offspeed.?

  228. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Would have loved to see Nova get through 5 but with 2 on and rain coming Overbay could have given the Jays the lead with one swing. It was the right move by Girardi and once again Logan comes in and does his job.

    The Jays are a tough test for a young pitcher…especially when they just saw him a couple weeks ago…he probably let that affect his gameplan a bit too much.

  229. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    UnKnown

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....87802.html

    Read that

  230. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Nova shouldn’t be upset. He should look at AJ and be proud. When AJ doesn’t have his curveball he only lasts 2 innings. He should be happy that he lasted almost 5 innings. lol

  231. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Nova didn’t make any friends in the dugout with his sulking after being pulled. There was no expression on his face after Logan got Overbay out. Hopefully he’ll learn…

  232. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I have half a mind to go back to July 17th and pull “Why’s Boone Logan coming back, he can’t throw the ball over the plate” posts.

    You’d be surprised at some of the name attached.

  233. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Nova wasn’t as down as Kay portrayed.
    Part of his “story line.”

  234. Don September 3rd, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Fat Elvis didn’t really hit it well, but we’ll take the hit anyway.

  235. PagsandRags September 3rd, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Girardi and his quick hooks. I guess it’s better than having the kid give up a 3 run HR. Then we’d all be screaming at him. But he does seem to have a much quicker trigger on AJ, Javy, Moseley and Nova than he does with the big three of CC, Andy and Hughes. Either way, we are out of the inning. I just hope we don’t need to get a tough lefty out in the 8th inning having used Logan already.

  236. Doreen September 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    My husband and I are debating – is Nova ticked off because he was taken out and he wanted to finish his own game or is he ticked off because he didn’t pitch as well as he’d like, or a little of both?

  237. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    GB,

    Probably not. It would necessitate a 40 man roster move and I don’t think he’s good enough to go that route.

  238. PagsandRags September 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Is there rain really coming? I sit here in midtown Manhattan and the sun is out. We aren’t feeling any effects of this hurricane. It’s passing WAY to the east.

  239. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Kearns should stay on the bench for a long time. His approah is pathetic. Either swinging out of his shoes or swinging at the 1st pitch.

  240. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Are you sure that you can spare any part of that half?

  241. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    There are times you have to have a quick hook.

    Today was one of them.

  242. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I hear it’s raining in East New York.

  243. PagsandRags September 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Berkman and Grandy are on fire. If only we could get everyone on the same page at the same time. I guess we don’t need to, leading MLB in wins, but I hope all of these guys are hitting come October.

  244. mick September 3rd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    can Logan pitch to a righty?

  245. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    The main reason why Logan has been more successful his second stint in the majors is that he finally learned to stop making the mistake that Nova made today.

    Logan finally – after several years – has stopped giving big league hitters too much respect.

    Logan has terrific stuff for a left handed reliever. A lefty who throws that hard can largely get by on his fastball alone.

    But Logan would try to throw his slider over and over and over.

    The problems is that his slider command isn’t very good. His slider has great action but he doesn’t throw it consistently for strikes. His fastball command isn’t great – but it’s significantly better than his slider command.

    What it appears he’s finally figured out after years of bouncing around is that his fastball is more than good enough to miss bats, especially bats of LH hitters. He’s now getting ahead more with his fastball and using his slider more selectively.

    Eiland altered Logan’s mechanics in the spring and that helped. But his enhanced use of his fastball is the biggest thing that’s made a difference this second stint.

  246. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    SJ, was just curious. I felt the same way about him as I do about Albaladejo. Too good for AAA and not good enough for NYYs. Maybe a trade if NYYs still hold his contract after the season.

  247. UnKnown September 3rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Carl, Interesting stuff, thanks.

  248. Mike_Boston September 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    # MG September 3rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Nova didn’t make any friends in the dugout with his sulking after being pulled. There was no expression on his face after Logan got Overbay out. Hopefully he’ll learn…
    ———————————————————————————————

    I don’t think that’s going to be any kind of issue in the clubhouse. If anything they understand he wanted to get that last out. They have to understand he’s young and it’s all a learning process. It’s not like he’s some 30 year old vet and he’s copping a ‘tude.

  249. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Lind is probably Logan’s last batter.

  250. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Logan needs a double play and a lot of rain fast.

  251. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    The strike zone has gotten really small this inning

  252. Bronx Jeers September 3rd, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Robertson time

  253. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I guess Robertson’s arm is feeling better. Well hopefully it is…

  254. Erica in NY September 3rd, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Its been raining in Nassau County for at least 30 minutes

  255. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “You’d be surprised at some of the name attached.”

    That was the only time Vaclav Havel ever commented on LoHd, wasn’t it?

  256. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Oh boy, here comes the “why in the 8th inning guy in the the inning, Girardi must not trust him anymore” discussion.

  257. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    You never have everybody hot at the same time.

    It’s why you have to deal with the ebbs and flows of a long season.

    Kearns was red hot on the last road trip…he’s ice cold on this homestand.

    It happens. You deal with it and keep playing.

  258. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Strike zone would have been larger if Logan had gotten the pitches in the strike zone.

  259. GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Erica where are you in Nassau County? I’m in Oyster Bay and the sun keeps peeking out.

  260. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    He just could never stop dissenting.

  261. Mike_Boston September 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    PagsandRags September 3rd, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    But he does seem to have a much quicker trigger on AJ, Javy, Moseley and Nova than he does with the big three of CC, Andy and Hughes. Either way, we are out of the inning. I just hope we don’t need to get a tough lefty out in the 8th inning having used Logan already
    ——————————————————————————

    Of course he has a much quicker hook with those 3 guys, they’re 100x more reliable than ,AJ, Javy, Moseley and Nova and at this point in the season he HAS to have a quick hook.

  262. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Cano just found somebody with as good an arm as he has.

  263. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    “do you take a chance with bring Royce Ring up to help out Logan, regardless of his past MLB failures?”

    GB7-

    It really depends on what you can do with the 40 man roster. If it means DFA’ing someone the yanks like I don’t think it is. Not sure if they have any additional guys they could put on the 60 man DL.

    You have to hope Marte can come back at some point this month to get prepped for the post season.

    But as I think about it – Marte is already on the 60 day DL. If he’s going to come back eventually they’ll need to make some kind of 40 man roster move anyway. I guess they could just make that move now and put Ring in that slot. Then if Marte is ready they could DFA Ring and put marte in there.

    If they think Marte is going to come back, I guess they could bring up Ring if they think he’ll help. Depends on how they feel about making these moves and juggling things just for Ring.

  264. Erica in NY September 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Erica where are you in Nassau County? I?m in Oyster Bay and the sun keeps peeking out.
    **********

    Jericho

    Leaving work now! Bye people

  265. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Robbie is scuffling the last three days. He should have turned that DP.

    I hope Joe gives him a day off tomorrow.

  266. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Cano is sleeping out there today. Just because he is young that doesn’t mean he doesn’t need days off. Girardi has really taken advantage of him with Arod on the DL.

  267. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Posada needs more foul tip practice.

  268. -Matt- September 3rd, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Remember when Robertson’s ERA was well above 11?

    Man, he’s been great

  269. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    “Strike zone would have been larger if Logan had gotten the pitches in the strike zone” Lazy and inaccurate

  270. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    please dont walk this loser

  271. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Nunez doesn’t know where to put the ball for Robbie to turn the DP-that throw was away from first base instead of letting him run through the base. If the throw is in the right place that gets turned easily.

  272. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Cano should have made that turn but its more difficult when coming from a SS you’re not used to..not making excuses for him but it can throw your rhymn off a little a times.

  273. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    This is terrible hitting Molina at the plate. Why are they throwing him curveballs?

  274. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks, CB. Not really anybody that they could turn loose of other than maybe De La Rosa, which makes no sense.

  275. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    This man just walked Molina up 0-2

  276. GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    HORRIBLE job by Robertson walking Molina. I don’t care who’s up next.

  277. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I don’t know where this guys strike zone went…looked good to me.

  278. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Because curveball is what Molina is terrible at hitting.

  279. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Girardi had to ride Cano. He had no choice.

    You can’t sit the entire team in one day.

    You just can’t walk Jose Molina in that situation.

    That’s a bad job by Robertson. .

  280. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Can’t walk Jose Molina in this line up.

    The Yankee pitchers today are pitching too much to the scouting report of not throwing the Jays fastballs.

    Robertson was trying to strike out Molina rather than challenging him to put the ball in play with a man on first.

  281. Ace September 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    This is y Robertson isn’t high leverage material. Too many walks

  282. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    please retire this loser.

  283. -Matt- September 3rd, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Guess I spoke a tad too soon

    He just moved John McDonald to 3rd

    oof

  284. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I don’t know, MG. Nunez fed him a chest high throw. a little hard and may have handcuffed Cano just a bit.

  285. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Too many CB’s to non-hitters. That’s how you blow leads.

    I don’t understand why they are throwing so many breaking pitches to these hitters today.

  286. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    ROBERTSON!

  287. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    “I feel like you posted that for your own amusement and I?m just along for the ride.”

    Nope. That was all for you! :wink:

  288. Mike_Boston September 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Nice job D-Rob!!

  289. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Two very late swings there…right on by him.

  290. m September 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Not high leverage material? Try again.

    Strike out pitcher with a history of getting out of jams.

  291. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Even the bridgejumpers biggest critics are getting jumpy and restless.

  292. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Jose Molina can’t hit fastballs. You don’t need to trick him.

    It’s pretty clear what Eiland just told Posada and Robertson.

    Put the CB in your pocket and attack non-hitters with your fastball.

  293. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Great job by Eiland there. He saw exactly what the problem was. And he went out to the mound and told Robertson to stop messing around and throw his fastball.

    Well done there. And good to see Robertson listen and adjust accordingly.

    That was the same message Nova needed prior.

    It’s just difficult for young pitchers to do what’s needed in the flow of the game because it moves so fast.

    They have one scouting report prior to the game. And conditions inside of the game dictate that they alter from that scouting report. It’s just tough to do all of those things out on the mound.

  294. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    I don’t know, MG. Nunez fed him a chest high throw. a little hard and may have handcuffed Cano just a bit.
    —————————————–
    that’s possible, GB, but I’m sure Robbie would have preferred to be moving across the base rather than away from 1st when he caught the ball-that’s a tough pivot for anyone even Robbie is so good at it we’re all surprised when he doesn’t get the DP.

  295. LGY September 3rd, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    How much of lack of fastballs/challenging hitters do you guys think is on the pitchers as opposed to a set gameplan.

    I haven’t really noticed the pitchers shaking off Jorge all that much.

  296. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Need runs quick. Two big bands of rain heading in.

  297. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    That inning was much longer than it should of been. The infield coach will definitley be working with Nunez soon.

  298. MG September 3rd, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Nunez has a live bat, I can see him as a useful utility infielder in 2011 and beyond…

  299. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Nunuz has nice hand speed, especially or a middle infielder.

    If he can adjust his approach at the plate some he can be a good ball player.

  300. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Not restless. There is a difference between smart baseball and less than smart baseball.

    Throwing CB’s to non-hitters isn’t smart baseball.

  301. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you!

    Did you know that you can drive from Rome to Barcelona in under 12 hours (plus rest stops and photo ops, of course)?

    I did not know that!

  302. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    By next spring, Nunez will suprise a lot of people with his gap shots…no so much homers, but, doubles and triples.

  303. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I wonder if Gardner leads all of baseball in called strikes on him?!

  304. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    GB,.
    It did look like it handcuffed him a bit..he’s used to how Jeter gets him the ball. It doesn’t take a whole lot to get off rythmn on the pivot and if the ball gets there a little quicker or with different spin or tail than you’re used to it can affect your throw…again not making an excuse…he should have made the play.

    Nunez impresses me..I like his ability.

  305. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    “You just can’t walk Jose Molina in that situation. ”

    He did and could.

    That’s jumpy and restless.

  306. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    TRIPLE! GARDNER!

  307. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    nice job BG

  308. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Nunez/Gardner is quite the combo of speed.

  309. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I should have said, Rome to Barcelona in under 6 hours if Brett Gardner is running.

  310. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Go Gardner!! Nunez is really fast…

  311. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    One thing that cannot be denied. Nunez can run. All legs and arms.

  312. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    “Did you know that you can drive from Rome to Barcelona in under 12 hours (plus rest stops and photo ops, of course)?”

    Yes. Unfortunately, it became well established that you can drive in a large bus from Barcelona to Milan in 14 hours if there’s a volcano billowing soot into the air making it impossible to fly to the champions league semi-finals…

  313. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Grandy Man!!

  314. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    niiiiiiiiice

  315. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    YEAH! GRANDERSON!

  316. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about with Gardner.

    He has the ability to drive inside fastballs.

    He has to look to do it more.

    It will make him a much more effective hitter.

    Another great AB against a lefty by Granderson.

    I guess coaching does matter after all.

  317. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Need a home run for the inning cycle

  318. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    don’t know what else to say about Granderson…he’s like a totally different hitter.

    Lots of speed those last 3 hitters…all 3 can flat out fly.

  319. LGY September 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    That is a whole lotta speed with Nunez Gardner and Grandy in a row.

  320. m September 3rd, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Haven’t read the rest of the thread, but anybody else liking the Gardner-Granderson combo?

    Poor Jeter. :(

  321. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Not often in this season that somebody has been walked to get to Cano. Make it hurt bad.

  322. randy l. September 3rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    “You just can’t walk Jose Molina in that situation. ”

    every sabermetrician knows that molina will clog the bases and no one can get past him.

    it’s a classic baseball ninja move.

  323. One With The Pinstripes in Colorado Since 61 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    That’s 3 extra base hits and on-base 6 times for the NYY 1-2 hitters so far today

  324. GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Sterling is laughing at himself on the gameday audio. Out of control. I’m laughing too, but it’s still out of control.

  325. ac1 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    i think cano needs a day off.

  326. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    It’s seemed like dumb baseball to Dave Eiland Stuckey because he went to the mound and out an end to it.

    Another bad AB by Cano.

    Definitely needs a day off.

  327. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Poor Robbie.. Girardi is really riding him hard…

  328. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    What can you say about Curtis Granderson. Brian Tallet is a very gangly, tough left handed reliever how comes at you with a lot of arms and legs.

    Granderson kept this hands back and his front side closed and drove the ball.

    He’s gotten hits off of some very tough lefties since making those changes in his swing.

    Cano needs a day off. This is the first time all season where it looks like his approach at the plate has taken a step back. He’s been forced to play a huge number of innings and it’s showing.

  329. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    CB

    What a beautiful country Spain is. Just saw hundreds of pictures from my friend’s visit to Barca! He went to a Barca/Sevilla match and bought a Messi jersey!

  330. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Nunez will really come in handy next year. Especially with Jeter and Arod getting older and they will need more off days next year. You can plug him in to give those guys days off once a week. Like what Tampa and the Angels have with there players. Guys who can play all over the field.

  331. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    “It’s seemed like dumb baseball to Dave Eiland Stuckey because he went to the mound and out an end to it. ”

    Might have been dumb, but if you watch baseball, you’re going to see dumb on a regular basis. if you’re going to micro-analyze dumb on a per batter basis, you’re going to be very, very busy.

    Robertson recovered, and not 5 minutes after he “couldn’t do something, a 2-run lead was 4.

    People who preach patience should practice it.

  332. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Cano gets the day off tomorrow. Yankees win, he gets Sunday off too.

    That’s how I’d play it.

  333. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Usually what happens when sample sizes get bigger…..

    Cano batting 4th- .315
    Cano bating 5th- .319

  334. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    CB, as long as they keep throwing inside to Granderson, he’s going to continue pulling home runs and doubles down the line. They can’t throw it past him right now. If they go outside, he’s been rifling shots to left center.

  335. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    That was some great pitching to a left handed power hitter.

  336. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Where is that pitch?? COME ON!

  337. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    The strike zone has gotten smaller and smaller for the Yankee pitchers.

  338. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I know this is bad but I’d love it if there was a situation sometime this weekend where a Yankee pitcher could plant a hard fastball on Bautista’s backside.

  339. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    That’s the way it often goes, Captain Clutch. Eventually, every Yankees fan on here will begin catching on.

  340. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hard to understand where the strikezone is.

    The first 3 pitches to Bautista were all strikes and two were called balls.

    You end up walking the guy when you could have had an entirely different count to work with.

  341. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I would have a short leash with Robertson today. He has pitched recently and his command is really off.

  342. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    “They can’t throw it past him right now. If they go outside, he’s been rifling shots to left center.”

    A big key for Curtis is being able to improve his plate coverage on the outside part of the plate. That’s where he really struggled this season. He was opening up too soon and pulling off the ball and couldn’t reach the outside part of the plate well. That was especially true against LH hitters.

    His plate coverage has been much better recently because he’s better about keeping his front side closed and his hands back.

  343. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    has=hasn’t pitched

  344. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Where was that pitch. This is BS! Where is the urgency on the part of the HP umpire with the rain coming. Why has his zone shrunken to grape-size.

  345. Ace September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    U can’t be a high leverage reliever if u walk guys

  346. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    2 baserunners that should never have been baserunners.

  347. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Terrible job by Robertson. It looked like he was nibbling and trying to hit corners.

  348. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Unfortunately, when you don’t throw enough strikes, this is what happens.

    No excuse to walk two guys in a row with a four run lead.

    Get him out and see if the next guy can throw strikes.

    These are the kind of performances that drive managers nuts.

  349. randy l. September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “I guess coaching does matter after all.”

    i think good coaching is the difference maker when team talent is so close in this revenue sharing time .

    the more players a coaching staff can get to play close to their potential the better that team is going to be.

    the players are the ones who have to play, but often the tipping point for a player being successful is being coachable.

  350. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Where has the strike zone gone? What is Cederstrom calling? Just horribly inconsistent. Compare his zone now to what he was giving morrow and nova earlier.

    It almost looks to me like he had one strike zone planned before it became an official game just to move thing along quickly. And another zone after the game became official.

  351. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    “U can’t be a high leverage reliever if u walk guys”

    You cant be an umpire if you cant make correct calls. Oh wait, you can.

  352. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Can’t give these guys additional runners. Hopefully, Wood has control and a nasty breaking pitch today.

  353. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    So long as the Yankees keep winning 100-103 games a year, and no one else is, I hope the umpires continue to cheat the Yankees.

    Maybe it makes them really, really mad or something…

  354. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Bit of a crossup

  355. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Hopefully Wood has his good stuff today. He seems to put a lot of guys on base but get out of it.

  356. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    1 inning, 3 walks, 28 pitches, 16 balls/12 strikes.

    Not exactly a sterling performance by Robertson today.

  357. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    randy-

    Speaking about coaching – your thoughts on the changes in Granderson’s swing? Don’t think you’ve chimed in.

    I’ve been very impressed. He’s moved his hands down and back, much closer to “launch position.” His swing is much more direct and far less rotational. He’s also keeping his front side closed and his hands back much better.

  358. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Good thing Eiland fixed him.

  359. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    That was a nasty pitch by Wood to get the strikeout

  360. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Nasty..how long has Wood thrown a cutter? Its pretty good.

  361. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Great cutter for strike 3 on Overbay.

    That had Mo-like movement.

  362. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    That was a great cut fastball wood just threw to strike out a touch LH hitter in Overbay.

    Very hard. Very tight, late movement.

    That’s not a pitch Wood had in his arsenal when he was younger.

  363. stuart a September 3rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    michael kay has no memory and he is a reputation guy. you use to be good you still are, you have earned the reputation.

    robertson has had 3 bad outings in less then 2 weeks. bautista jack against robertson. the white sox hit him hard, and today.

    robertson is falling off towards 1st base.

    walks can kill……

  364. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    “The first 3 pitches to Bautista were all strikes and two were called balls.”

    “No excuse to walk two guys in a row with a four run lead.”

    The fact that the pitches were strikes would seem a good excuse.

  365. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    “So long as the Yankees keep winning 100-103 games a year”

    The last 2 years the Yankees won 100+ games was 2009 and 2004. That is not every year.

    ____

    GARDNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Late afternoon Wood!!!!!

  366. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Another solid job by Wood.

  367. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Speed caught that ball, not leather.

  368. GoldGlove9486 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Sterling: “Gardner…COMING COMING COMING!” I’m very immature, but I can’t stop laughing.

  369. stuart a September 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    robertson is overthrowing and losing his balance to the 1st base side……….

  370. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Good job by Wood cleaning up Robertson’s mess. That could of been a very bad inning.

  371. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Cutter helped him out again there. Hill sitting 3-1 fastball and he gets a cutter with just enough movement that he couldn’t square it up….real nice job by Kerry.

  372. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    The Great Crisis of the LAST 15 minutes avoided…

  373. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Wood can make it really exciting at times….and not always in a good way. Still, he gets it done, and that’s what matters.

  374. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Wood started throwing the cutter when he got to Cleveland.

    It would be be interesting if he has refined his cutter since coming to NY and talking to Mo.

  375. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I hope the Yanks can bring Wood back next year. But he will probably sign with a dreadful team to close for them. Unless of course winning a championship is more important to him than closing for a 70 win team.

  376. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    No crisis stuckey, just talking about the game.

    It is a game thread after all.

  377. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    “The last 2 years the Yankees won 100+ games was 2009 and 2004. That is not every year. ”

    Astute observation.

    So long as the Yankees make the postseason…

    Wait, what?

    Only 15 of 16.

    Shoot.

    Gimme a few minutes. I’ll get it…

  378. hardwired7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I think it’s time to do away w/the rotating umpires.

    find the guys who can actually call balls and strikes properly, and have them work behind the plate.

    this Overbay at-bat just typifies how bad things have gotten:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....yamlb_1%2F

    Bautista should have been out after three pitches. of course, Cederstrom has his head so far up his ass that he can’t see a pitch right down the middle. it’s disgraceful.

  379. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I never imagined this game was going to make it to the 8th inning without a delay.

  380. hardwired7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    *Bautista AB

  381. Yogi Mantle September 3rd, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Kearns hasn’t been looking too good of late.

  382. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Kearns just can’t lay off the off speed pitches off the plate. He reminds me of Swish in the play offs.

  383. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    SJ,
    It certainly couldn’t have hurt him to get advise from Rivera on it. I didn’t see him pitch a whole lot in Cleveland but it looks like a really good pitch for him now…he gets a lot of outs with it.

  384. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    “No crisis stuckey, just talking about the game.

    It is a game thread after all.”

    Fair enough. I almost always avoid the game threads. The impatience I often hear described I always assumed was somewhat isolated.

    Didn’t realize it as widespread as this.

    My bad.

  385. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hopefully, Swisher can get back soon because Kearns is just lost up there right now.

    He needs some video and cage time with KLong.

  386. kd September 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    what’s it going to take to sign wood? he’s really doing a good job for us this year

  387. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Janssen would be a really nice acquisition if he ever makes the market.

  388. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    “Only 15 of 16.”

    Nice quick change of approach, stuckey. It just goes to show how truly great the Yankees have been that they have been able to overcome the opposition and the umpires each season.

    Unfortunately, when postseason time comes, it becomes a crapshoot with less time to work with.

  389. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Nunez doesn’t get cheated up there…that’s for sure.

  390. Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Can’t get Cots at work, I think Wood has an 11.5M option for next year. Can’t imagine the Yanks take that, however, I wonder if something could be worked out. This guy has the ability and guts to be a late inning guy.

  391. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    “this Overbay at-bat just typifies how bad things have gotten:”

    Robertson got squeezed terribly that inning. Horrible job by Cederstrom especially given his ridiculous zone early in the game.

    The Molina walk was Robertson doing a bad job throwing curve balls in the dirt to a non-hitter with two strikes.

    But that last inning the “strike zone” was absurd.

  392. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    “It just goes to show how truly great the Yankees have been that they have been able to overcome the opposition and the umpires each season. ”

    I agree. I’m just saying let’s stick with what’s working.

    If the Yankees players need to pretend they’re underdogs like some fans do, and perform better as a result, I’m genuinely all for it.

    If being cheated = winning, I want Joe West behind the plate EVERY game.

  393. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    The Yankees always seem to have bad luck trying to play to the weather.

    I remember the infamous game in Chicago two years ago when they pulled a starter and started a relief pitcher because of impending weather that never came.

    I’d rather they not overthink it and just play.

    The way the game is today, there are umpire crews who let games go on in monsoon-like conditions.

  394. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Why do they even call it a strike zone? A strike zone is clearly defined by a rulebook. What baseball actually has is an Umpire Zone. Or for umpire haters, a Scumpire Zone.

  395. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    NYY won’t pick up Wood’s $11 mil option but, hopefully, they offer him a good deal for both.

  396. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    what’s it going to take to sign wood?
    ————–

    He has to buy into pitching the 8th inning and winning a championship is better than closing for a bad team. It’s as simple as that. Guys that really want to win will be all in on that. It depends what is more important to him.

  397. Yankee Trader September 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    what’s it going to take to sign wood? he’s really doing a good job for us this year
    ———————————————————-

    Closer $$$$

  398. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    OH! NUNEZ!!!!

  399. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Nice play by Nunez. Good thing he didn’t have to throw to 1st after that lol

  400. Patrick from CT September 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t think Wood is a Yankee next year unless Mo retires. Wood is a closer for 20-25 of teams in the league.

  401. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Nunez is a beast at short. A little work on his throwing and he is gonna be amazing.

  402. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    What a terrific acquisition Wood has been. How does anyone berate Cashman with a straight face – and I know Cash has made some poor moves, but who doesnt…

  403. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Great by Nunez. It’s his inning so far.

    He’s done a very nice job for the Yankees in Arod’s absence.

  404. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Nunez could really have value for the yankees next year and could get a lot of PT.

  405. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    stuckey, my dear chap, you seem to have distain for the vast majority of comments here.

    What is the appeal of reading and commenting here for you?

    I would GENUINELY like to know.

  406. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Nasty curve

  407. Patrick from CT September 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Pena and Nunez pushing eachother is great to see…

  408. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    If this game was taking place in Hawaii, he’d be Morning Wood!!

    What a strikeout of Molina!

  409. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    “Nunez doesn’t get cheated up there…that’s for sure.”

    No he doesn’t. But he also swings too often at the pitcher’s pitch.

    He’s got nice tools but sometimes the ability to make contact at high rates can be a problem if it’s not coupled to good pitch selection.

    Nunez is swinging at pitches he thinks he can make contact with rather than selecting a pitch that he has a high probability of really squaring up.

    That looks like the big adjustment he’s going to need to make in the bigs. He’s young and needs to learn. But it’s a concern because he really didn’t demonstrate much of that characteristic in the minors.

  410. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Nice play by Nunez. Good thing he didn’t have to throw to 1st after that lol

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

    Nothing like being wrong, huh?

  411. Yankee Trader September 3rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Wonder if Wood could be an effective starter again, ala John Smoltz. Doubt he’ll resign with Yankees as a setup pitcher.

  412. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    what a job by Kerry Wood.

  413. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Wood will be with Girardi next year…………in Chicago! lol

  414. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    CB, he learned from the old school. “You can’t walk off of the island.”

  415. JM September 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Earl is a dud so far. Sun is out at the Jersey Shore. Never thought they’d get this game in with all the dire forecasts.

  416. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Girardi must be tearing his hair out with both Swisher and Jeter on the bench.

  417. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    SJ44

    From your inside knowledge, would Wood like to become a closer again after this year? Or would he consider staying with the Yankees?

  418. Yankee Trader September 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Wood will be with Girardi next year…………in Chicago! lol
    ——————————————-

    That’s mean! lol

  419. blackaccord September 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    wood has given up 1 ER in 15 innings so far for the yanks… what a pickup by cash..

  420. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Wood’s injuries preclude him from being able to start again.

  421. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    CB,
    You’re right on that..he’s got a good example playing a few feet to his left as to what a little pitch selection can do. I like his ability though and hopefully that part of his game will develop with more experience.

  422. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    If someone offers Wood a closers role AND closers money, he’s gone.

    If he doesn’t get that kind of offer, he would be open to coming back.

    Odds are, if he continues to pitch like he has, I believe he will get a closers offer and closers money.

  423. Howe Farr September 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Kerry Wood the anti Eric Gagne

  424. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    GB7-

    I know. I appreciate that. But he needs to modify that.

    He has really good tools. He has good hands up at the plate. He can damage pitches. he’s not limited to being the prototypical light hitting short stop/ middle infielder.

    But he’s not nearly good enough to drive the pitchers pitch. And at this level, once he’s been around the league, pitchers are going to start to really expand the zone on him. You can see it coming just based on his approach. Scouts are going to see that quick.

    And on those marginal pitches his inclination is going to be to see it and think that he has the ability to make contact – which he probably does. But the trick is to let that pitch go and wait for his pitch.

    But of course that’s easier said than done. It took Cano several years to become comfortable with modifying his approach.

    Nunez has talent. I just hope he’s able to figure out how to best use it. On the yankees, in the role he’ll play, he’s not going to get a lot of at bats where the team is going to prioritize his development. He’s not that kind of prospect.

  425. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    # Howe Farr September 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Kerry Wood the anti Eric Gagne

    Sitting in the pen with Mo > Sitting in the Pen with Pap

  426. pat September 3rd, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    BloggingBombers If the game stands as is, it sounds like Kerry Wood will be awarded the victory.

  427. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    For all of the complaints about what a dud Granderson has been, he has a very good shot at his normal 65-70 RBI, 20-25 homers, around .265-.270 average, 80 runs scored and 25 doubles. Not bad at all.

  428. stuckey99 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Nick, not inclined to talk about me, but due to your use of my favorite words, I will respond.

    I should avoid and usually do avoid game threads. This is only the 2nd of 135 games you can find me here.

    I don’t get micro-analyzing a game played over 6 months and 162 games on a per AB basis. It’s seem irrational to me. It’s like critiquing one note in a song.

    The larger answer is, I enjoy reading the responses. I genuinely (see what I did there) find it interesting.

    I have never pretended it speaks well of me as a person.

  429. Yogi Mantle September 3rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Come on Robbie, get the mojo gojoing.

  430. Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    SJ – I sincerely hope you were joking about Girardi and Chicago. And not letting slip some of your inside information.

  431. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    CB, patience is not something that gets taught in pretty much any level in the system. Montero, Romine, Laird…none of them walk much, but, don’t normally strike much, either.

  432. blake September 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Teixera was right on Purcey there…maybe a little too much. Got in swing mode and chased a pitch he couldn’t hit.

  433. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    ***strike out much***

  434. Yankee Trader September 3rd, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    GB7-

    With regards to Granderson, it just goes to show what a “Long” way a little confidence goes!

    Bad attempt at a funny. lol

  435. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Curtis Granderson’s OPS is now up to .783.

    That’s the 5th highest OPS for any CF in the AL. 4th best if you consider Torii Hunter a RF where he’s been playing more recently for the Angels. Only Josh Hamilton, Hunter, Alex Rios, and Vernon Wells have higher OPS’s than Curtis does now.

    Considering where he was mid season that’s remarkable. He’s gone up like 10 spots in that category.

    Curtis has a real shot at getting his OPS over .800 by years end.

  436. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    One thing that I’d hate to see NYYs do is to change Nunez like they tried changing Jackson…into a power hitter.

  437. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    GB7-

    It’s not even walks I’m worried about. It’s just selecting your pitch. The pitch that you can drive. Not easy to do at all. But it’s crucial.

    That’s the difference with say Montero and a Nunez. Both might not walk all that much (though Montero much more than nunez), but Montero has much better strike zone command and doesn’t go up there hacking at pitches that it’s unlikely for him to be able to drive. That’s part of what Montero had to adjust to this year in AAA. Being more selective was part of his huge turn around.

  438. SJ44 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Joe,

    No, I was just joking.

    I’m guessing the Cubs are going to make a big run at him.

    If they wanted Ryne Sandberg as manager, he would have already been named.

    Will he go? No idea.

    I know this much………..

    With the talent on the parent club and what’s coming up through the system, whomever manages this team is going to be VERY successful in the next several years.

  439. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Not bad, trader. Your puns are as bad as mine. Those are the best kinds..bad ones that make you slap your head and groan.

  440. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    stuckey, thanks for the reply to an obviously snarky (but still GENUINE) question.

    Critiquing and commenting on games inning-to-inning and even pitch-to-pitch may not seem ‘rational’, yet isn’t it perfectly understandable for Yankee-loving members of the LoHud community to do so while watching the games?

    Looking at the big picture is worthwhile, but this blog wouldn’t get too many comments if everyone looked at the team in April and said “yup, solid club, I’ll be back in October!”

  441. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    look it this idiot trying to bunt on Mariano.

  442. 108 stitches September 3rd, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Mariano : quick as a cat off the mound. Still the best pure athlete on the team at 40.

  443. Yankee Trader September 3rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    CB-

    Also would like to add that Wells, a righty is hitting less than .200 against lefties.. For the money, I’d take Granderson over all of those you mentioned, except Hamilton, who played mostly a corner outfield spot with the Rangers until Marlon Byrd left as a FA.

  444. Nick in SF September 3rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    (alternate response: critiquing at-bats is no less irrational than critiquing comments, no?)

  445. ron September 3rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Nunez is 12-39 on the year,not bad.

    Has a better bat than pena so i’d be suprised if pena is not gone in the offseason.

  446. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    That kid will learn you don’t try to bunt for a hit against Mo. I guess he never see the cat like jumps off the mound.

  447. Carl September 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    great win

  448. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    CB, I wonder if it’s an attempt by Nunez to get to NY in a hurry for fear of being traded, so he wants to impress with the bat?

  449. Joe from Long Island September 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    SJ – I had a hunch that was the case, just got a wee bit nervous.

    Joe knows, I think, that he has the chance to make a lot of money with the Yankees; just look at Joe Torre. And, if things break right, he could make a legacy for himself that down the road, he’s talked about as a possible HOF manager. I know that’s far, far down the road, as Joe is still a young man. But, if he moves on, he passes on all that right off the bat.

    Just a crazy thought.

  450. CR9 September 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Nice quick inning for Rivera. Probably around 6 pitches. Excellent.

  451. tk September 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    GB,

    Certainly didn’t think Granderson would get anywhere near those numbers when he ended his first 300 ABs hitting under .250, with an OBP of .300 and slugging just over .400 with 10 HR. He’s last ~75AB have really changed his perception…I guess that’s what an approach that allows a left-handed CF to slug .600 with with a .969 OPS (including 7 HR) will do for you.

  452. CB September 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Mariano’s love for shagging fly balls almost got him in trouble there.

    Tough day at the office for Mo. 6 pitches. I guess he felt like he needed to do some more work at the office and catch a pop up!

  453. TheStraw September 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Did mo throw less than 10 pitches there? LOL. Cyborg mode.

  454. Yankee Trader September 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Good win and another effective job by the bullpen. Guessing Cano might get that day off against the lefty Rzepczynski.

  455. blackaccord September 3rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    these games have become so boring… it seems like yanks take an early lead, tack on some more and its game over…… :)

  456. ron September 3rd, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Cano should be given a day off & i’d like too see jeter get 2 days off in a row but it won’t happen.

    I remember when girardi gave arod 2 days off in a row last year & right after that arod looked like a new person,crushing when he came back.

    I remember the interview when they asked girardi why give arod 2 days off in a row & he said sometimes 1 day is just not enough & i really wan’t too give him a nice rest.
    I would like too see him do that with jeter,especially with his knee.

  457. Captain Clutch September 3rd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Wood will probably get about $5m to close for another team. The most the Yanks can probably offer is around $3m. Since he has been pitching so good I doubt he will be back.

  458. blackaccord September 3rd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    new thread (->)

  459. robot September 3rd, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    >>

  460. robot September 3rd, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    :arrow:

  461. Emmitt Larosa August 22nd, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Having the very good health and financial resources to travel with my wife as much as possible, to see more on the entire world and meet more of its men and women.

  462. Erinn Sesser September 1st, 2014 at 6:16 am

    A: Televising it on “every Tv station in LA” might not be helpful. Let’s use our heads out there for anything other than keeping our hat from falling down our throats.br /B: This matter went on for more than an hour?? Whatever happened to roadblocks and stop-sticks? If considered one of these “people” jogging in front of the speeding cop car would’ve gotten hit, I suppose it would have triggered three nights of riots, burning with the neighborhood’s own businesses, and some a lot more deaths.br /C: Humanity is definitely starting to disgust me.

  463. Scott Palomo September 2nd, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    lol I used to be so hoping the shark would jump away from the water when they all were wanting around the boat.

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