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Yankees postgame

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The postgame talk had more to do with Jorge Posada’s concussion symptoms than Nick Swisher’s two-run walk-off homer, which came one year to the day of his last walk-off homer. Joe Girardi was asked about life potentially without Posada, and he didn’t like the thought.

“You’re talking about a guy that’s playoff-tested, World Series-tested, September-down-the-stretch-tested, a switch-hitter in the middle part of our lineup,” Girardi said. “It’s an impact.”

But everything turned out OK with the test results. Posada is day to day and cleared to play.

Girardi thought Swisher’s homer changed the complexion of the 10-game homestand. It started with six straight wins and could’ve ended with four straight losses and being swept by the Orioles in the Bronx for the first time since 1986. So 7-3 sounded a lot better than 6-4.

“I think it was a big swing,” Girardi said about Swisher’s drive.

Alex Rodriguez said: “For us, it’s unacceptable to be swept at home.” …

Ivan Nova was impressive, allowing just two runs and six hits over six.

“It was good,” the rookie said. “I gave my team a chance to win.”

“The way Super Nova pitched for us, you definitely wanted to get him a win,” Swisher said. …

This was the Yankees’ fourth walk-off win and major-league-leading 44th comeback win. …

Alex Rodriguez is hitting .412 (5 for 17) since returning from the DL. …  

Yankees relievers fired three hitless innings. They have combined to give up one run over the last eight games, spanning 23 1/3 innings. …

After the off day, the Yankees begin their nine-game trip in Texas on Friday night. That’s it for tonight.

 
 

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211 Responses to “Yankees postgame”

  1. Kelvin September 8th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Montero has an infection he isn’t being called up. That’s why he isn’t in lineup.

  2. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Alex Rodriguez said: “For us, it’s unacceptable to be swept at home.” …

    Well that sounds like some veteran leadership right there.

    And he’s able to back it up with his stick.

  3. Joe from Long Island September 8th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Just got home and making dinner –

    All right, everyone, raise your hand if you verbally castrated Joe Girardi for not pinch hitting Posada during the game, let alone not starting him.

    People have to accept the reality that, for all the emedia, tweets, twits, and whatnot, that Joe Girardi – the manager – knows what’s going on with his team a whole lot better than the certified sub-geniuses who howl, twitter, screech, and follow Mike sans the Mad Dog.

    We may disagree with Joe’s moves, but we should not ever doubt that he has a reason for everything he does. And just because we don’t know that reason does not mean there isn’t one. It’s called faith.

    Joe managed the team to a WS last year, reportedly a year before Cash’s and Hal’s schedule. (Remember, the starting pitching issues with Joba, etc? That’s why they with only 3 starters in the playoffs.) He really does know something about baseball.

  4. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    MTU,

    That’s the Four Corners area right?

    Too bad Phil’s getting skipped because it sounds like a special tribute.

  5. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    44 come-from-behind wins. That’s wonderful. Yes, I know that could mean they were down 1-0 in the first inning. It’s still wonderful. :)

    Pies are impressive, but it just means the come-from-behind part came with no time to spare.

  6. Pat M. September 8th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Big time winds at The US Open….My girl Caroline has taken the court…..

  7. MTU September 8th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Jeers-

    Yes. The Utah portion. Outside of the town of Bluff on the way to Natural Bridges National Monument. 4 days of hiking and exploring.
    No guides and more importantly no tourists.

    Got a couple of tributes waiting to be launched. Phil’s next victory and CC’s 20th win. :)

  8. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Joe, between the champion 2nd guessers and those that call the game over before….you know…it’s actually over is at times entertaining…but, after a while, it becomes rather tedious and irritating about halfway through the game.

    Good call on your post, by the way.

    I’m sorry that I didn’t offer you part of my dinner of corned beef hash. I would have offered you your own can and spoon.

  9. MTU September 8th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    GB-

    Have a close encounter of the slithery kind the other day.

    One of these bad boys(Mojave rattler).

    http://www.californiaherps.com.....ith409.jpg

    Never knew I could move so fast !

  10. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    GB7 -

    I have to disagree – never entertaining and it’s gotten incredibly old.

    Lately, if I miss stuff, I scroll through looking for sanity. And these days, even SJ44 is on the alarmist side of things!!! :lol:

  11. SJ44 September 8th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Pat M,

    Emailed you the AFL schedule.

    Looking like my best week to be in AZ, subject to change, is 10/18-10/22.

    I’ll let you know for sure as we get closer to that time.

  12. Pat M. September 8th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    GB….I used to love eating Libby’s corned beef hash, until I realized that one can has a weeks worth of sodium, fat, cholesterol etc…..Man. it’s like Candlestick Park in Flushing tonight……Crazy wind

  13. Giuseppe Franco September 8th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Joe with his t-bone steak on the grill.

    GB and his corned beef hash.

    And me with my peanut butter and jelly (at least it was natural peanut butter with blueberry spreadable fruit!).

  14. upstate kate September 8th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I was stuck at work, and I couldn’t get gameday to work, so I checked in to see what was happening. Judging by the negativity, you would think the Yankees never come from behind to win a game. It reinforced why I don’t look at game threads, at least for the most part. It seems like even if the Yankees are winning, there are complaints.

    Now I get to relax watching the YES encore, since I know there is a happy ending :)

  15. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I worked today, but I got the game on the radio. I can actually get here in central NH. I couldn’t have felt more angrily frustrated with the way the team has played at home against Baltimore. I am gonna give the O’s some credit, but it’s about 90% Yankees fault that the O’s took the series. When Swish hit that HR; I couldn’t have felt more esctatic! It was a HUGE hit!!

    Positives:
    Arod’s hitting the ball on the nose.
    The bullpen is lights out and that’s great heading into the home stretch.
    Posada is day to day. Biggest news today

    Negatives:
    Jeter’s season long, unclutch decline. Is it for real or just temporary?
    The rotation other than CC. Nova’s a savior IMO. Almost like Aaron Small

  16. Joe from Long Island September 8th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    GB – thanks for the offer. The wife is away tonight, so I just threw together a quick salad. Along with my Lipitor. Tasty. Having the sauce of a Yankee win made it all the more delicious.

  17. upstate kate September 8th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    MTU
    have a great trip, look forward to seeing your tributes

  18. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Upton just crushed another shot. 4-0 already. This should just about send Boston home for the season.

  19. MTU September 8th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Kate-

    Thanks. I should have some good stuff to share soon. :)

  20. Giuseppe Franco September 8th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Boston was sent home for the season a long time. Some Yankee fans just decided not to believe it.

  21. Giuseppe Franco September 8th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Ooops…

    a long time ago.

  22. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Scraton is tied after 3 innings at two each. Christian has a solo homer and Gorecki singled in Pilittere after he doubled.

    No score for Trenton after 1 inning. Betances with 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts.

    Tampa has a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Suttle.

  23. tom tresh 15 September 8th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Joe, between the champion 2nd guessers and those that call the game over before….you know…it’s actually over is at times entertaining…but, after a while, it becomes rather tedious and irritating about halfway through the game.

    Good call on your post, by the way.

    I’m sorry that I didn’t offer you part of my dinner of corned beef hash. I would have offered you your own can and spoon.
    *************************************************************************

    Is that the kind that comes on a shingle? LOL

  24. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Y’know, I’m really ticked off that they pulled Buccholz from tonight’s game. Did they give a reason? It’s like they decided not to really fight. I know he would have been on short rest, but, still.

  25. SJ44 September 8th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Alarmist? No.

    Frustrated when Girardi overthinks things and tries to turn baseball into some deep thinking exercise.

    He’s been overmanaging during the entire homestand and that isn’t the way to go with this team.

    He’s resting too many guys too often and that creates a lot of the offensive inconsistency we are seeing.

    It’s one thing when they were playing 36 games in 38 days, mostly in extreme heat.

    In September though, you have to ride your big horses. Especially when you have days off built into the schedule.

    No reason to DH Tex today. That impacted his inability to PH for Cervelli, which he had to do, and didn’t.

    Arod is 100% right now. Truth be told, he’s healthier than Derek is right now.

    He didn’t need a day off Monday afternoon.

    Staying too long with Burnett the other day.

    That stuff drives me nuts because it’s unnecessary.

    Just play these guys and don’t overmanage.

    If he does that, the results will be there in the end.

  26. Don September 8th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Michael Kay was making a big deal as to why Jorge didn’t pinch hit today. I hadn’t known about the concussion and thought maybe he had a point. But now, I think Kay is really out of line to have made that point. Concussions are very serious business . Read Jeff Passan’s articles on the subject at yahoo and you will see why Girardi was right to be very cautious.

  27. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    MTU, they’re harmless. Just pick ‘em up and slap ‘em about the ears. Keep in mind that ears don’t have teeth/fangs.

  28. MTU September 8th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Tom-

    That’s just GB continuing in the Military’s fine dining experience of MRE’s.

    Old habits die hard. :)

  29. MTU September 8th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    GB-

    I wish you were there to teach ‘em who’s boss.

    Me I jumped backwards like 6 feet in one second flat. Nearly stepped on the SOB.

    After Cobra’s that’s child’s play for you. :)

  30. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    No, Tommy T. I’m retired. I couldn’t afford a loaf of shingles.

  31. RadioKev September 8th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I didn’t see the game, but it sounds like Nova has been doing everything you could ask him to do. Hope he makes the playoff roster and it will be interesting to see how he factors in next season/if he gets spun off in the off season.

  32. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    SJ44 -

    I was exaggerating to make a point. That’s all.

    I agree that the three losses were frustrating. They felt like they didn’t have to be that way.

  33. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I live about 45 mintues from the Fishercats ballpark. I don’t know what the starters will be when Trenton heads to NH, but I am gonna try and see. Pettitte starts in Trenton Thurs. so I missed him.

  34. Pat M. September 8th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    SJ….I fly back from The City on October 19th…….I’ll have to start working on my wife now to see if I can pul this off…….Maybe a grand gift certificate at Nordstoms to start off with

  35. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Joe, you don’t know what you’re missing. When I’m really showing off my cooking skills for special guests, I put the hash in a skillet and fix it up fancy with eggs.

  36. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    4 days away from “civilization” ?

    The closest I can do to that is 4 days without entering the subway system. :wink:

  37. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I’m catching up here, but there are studies that link head trauma to the ALCS???

    Sweet, AJ must have a lot of that, pennant here we come.

  38. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I didn’t watch most of today’s game – heard some, saw some, but I imagine today was also as frustrating as the three losses.

    The only thing I will say is Girardi must be very afraid for the health of his team.

  39. MTU September 8th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Jeers-

    No so. Didn’t you just get done surfing in Ecuador.

    My turn. :)

  40. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Giuseppe Franco September 8th, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    Joe with his t-bone steak on the grill.

    GB and his corned beef hash.

    And me with my peanut butter and jelly (at least it was natural peanut butter with blueberry spreadable fruit!).

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

    GF, I’m not one for puttin’ on the dog just for me. I’m sort of plain folk. None of that fancy dancy French cuisine for me.

  41. upstate kate September 8th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    ah Nick, that was good :)

  42. upstate kate September 8th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I think it should be watching AJ pitch in the ALCS leads to head trauma

  43. SJ44 September 8th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Playing it safe with Posada is the right play.

    However, he made three glaring mistakes in that inning:

    1. Once Buck goes to Hendrickson, he has to PH Berkman with Thames. Berkman is worse than Granderson is hitting lefties. Thames kills lefties. Swish could play first if they didn’t want to use Tex and lose the DH. Also why Tex should have DH’ed. That’s a separate issue.

    2. By not PH for Berkman, he PH Thames for Granderson. Another mistake. You want Thames facing a lefty not a eighty. Thames got a hit but, you lose Granderson needlessly in that exchange.

    3. Not PH for Cervelli. He had Colin Curtis, a better hitter on the bench, and the O’s didn’t have another lefty up in the pen at that time. That’s a more favorable matchup and he had Moeller to catch the next inning.

    Swish bailed him out bigtime.

    It was not a good series for Girardi on the bench.

  44. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Betances thru 3 innings, 2 walks, 0 runs, 0 walks 5 strikeouts

  45. Bret The Hitman September 8th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Looks like Beltre’s in for a huge payday:

    3b with .320 average, 30HR power and 100 RBI’s to go with his glove.

    How much do you think he’ll get?

    ps

    I dump water on my roommate’s dog whenever she whines outside my back door.

    Is that wrong?

  46. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    For once, the Red Sox made the right decision. A smart decision for the health of their player. You dont use Buchholz – a 26 year old kid – on 3 days rest in the regular season down 7 games for the wild card.

    You dont. That’s not “not fighting” That’s being smart.

    Now, if the Sox decided to shut down Buchholz for the season to save innings on his arm, then that would be “not fighting”

  47. Bo knows September 8th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Through 3, Betances 5 SO and pitched through a lead off 2 base error, still zeros. Drabek is having his way with Trenton.

  48. Rishi September 8th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Betances thru 3 innings, 2 walks, 0 runs, 0 walks 5 strikeouts

    ========

    One of these is a hits number, right ;)

  49. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Sounds like Betances is dealing…wish I could watch that game….

    Could Boston not muster somebody better than Wakefield?

  50. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Unfortunately, upstate kate, it works that way too.

  51. Joe from Long Island September 8th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    SJ – I understand what you’re saying. However, how do any of us, at a distance, know that whatever player is hurting more than usual, or that something is going on.

    Yes, it’s September, crunch time, and time for players to step up. Look at Swish today, gimp leg and all, getting that dinger. If it were a playoff game, people would be comparing it to Kirk Gibson. Players, good players, have to step up and get it done. That’s being clutch.

    But, whether it’s Austin Kearns with a bad thumb, or Jorge with symptoms consistent with a concussion, sometimes players really can’t go. Just because we don’t know the situation, doens’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    To think otherwise is to say, essentially, that Joe Girardi is doing his job poorly. While that’s definitely a possibility, it assumes that we, at a distance, know all the factors at play. While I can’t speak for everyone, I know that I don’t. So, I give him the benefit of the doubt on certain things.

    If it were easy being a big league manager, everyone could do it.

  52. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Corned beef hash and eggs? Awesome.

    Hash well done and the eggs sunny side-up of course with buttered toast.

    Maybe a pancake on the side. Maybe two?

  53. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    SJ44 -

    Do you think Joe was thinking about the tie? If they tied the game, keeping players available. I know you go for the kill, but the Yankees had been barely getting by offensively the last couple of games. He knows he has only 2 catchers, well one extra, available to him. Perhaps that colored his thinking a bit.

  54. SJ44 September 8th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Doreen,

    Girardi is a good manager. He does however, have a little “LaRussa” in him and he has occasional outbreaks that do more harm than good.

    This series was that kind of series for him.

    I’d much rather he ride his big horses, stop playing with short lineups every night, and have a MUCH quicker hook for AJ Burnett.

    That’s much better than some of the overthinking he has a tendency to do.

    He did it all post-season last year. Ironically, around many of Burnett’s starts.

    He got away with it because his team was clearly better than everyone else.

    That’s not the case this year.

    Can’t give away anymore September games with this stuff.

    He’s a very smart guy. He’s also very stubborn.

    Hopefully, the smart side wins out the rest of the way.

  55. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, rishi, the 2 walks are 2 hits. I was busy bragging about my can opening skills that I messed up.

  56. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    We used to have corned beef hash and eggs for dinner quite a bit growing up. The hash from the can. I used to love it. Haven’t had it in a loooooong time. :)

  57. Joe from Long Island September 8th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    SJ – yeah, I wondered why he didn’t use Thames for Berkman there. It would be interesting, to say the least, to hear Joe’s thinking in those spots. However, I don’t think we’re ever going to find that out.

  58. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I’m catching up here, but there are studies that link head trauma to the ALCS???

    ———————————————————————————————————

    Only when AJ’s pitching.. I was definitely banging my head against a wall during the 1st inning of game 5

  59. Vader September 8th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    SJ…don’t forget the call to have Moseley face Overbay on Saturday…

  60. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I’m a big Girardi guy…I like him a lot. One of the things I like most about him is the way he sees the season as a whole rather than 162 individual games….However, I don’t disagree that he sometimes can get a little too cute in dealing with lineups and resting people ..especially this time of year when the team needs every win they can get. The key is to find a balance that allows everyone to stay healthy and rested but still maintain enough stability for the lineup to become consistent.

  61. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    SJ44 -

    Yeah, I can see the stubborn side, definitely.

    I worry about the players’ health myself, but I suppose most of these guys are used to playing sore, and they can probably push it for another, what 6-8 weeks? Then mend over the winter. I mean, look what we found out Mo did last post-season, after all.

    I figure Girardi must have nightmares about ARod having to have hip surgery and heaven only knows what other injuries are kept hush-hush. He really didn’t look good during the post-game today – lots of bags under those eyes.

  62. theREALkevin September 8th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    HR derby so far for the Sox here, i like it, F the rays

  63. pat September 8th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Boston fighting back. 4-4

  64. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Hey, things are looking up – Red Sox tied the Rays.

    (this from my daughter who is watching the Rays, disappointed that Buchholz is not pitching. Sigh. sigh. sigh. Where’d I go wrong????)

  65. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Oops,

    Sorry upstate kate. I stole your joke unintentionally.

  66. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    If Boston can just get to the 9th with the lead they have……oh yea nevermind.

  67. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Never thought i’d say this, but “GO SOX!!”

  68. SJ44 September 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Joe,

    He was testy in the post-game. I think some of it was concern over Posada. Part of it was that he knew that he was going to be second-guessed about that inning and he HATES when the media does that.

    To me, the issue wasn’t Jorge. If Jorge is unavailable, that’s the way it is.

    However, DH’ing Tex the day before a day off was foolish. It also helped create the difficulties he encountered in the 7th inning.

    He also had Curtis available to PH for Cervelli.

    I was surprised nobody asked about that option.

    Like his team, it was not his best series of the year.

    I’m hoping he’s better on the roadtrip.

  69. igotid88 September 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I see that Hughes won’t start against Texas. He owns that teams.

  70. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Betances thru 4 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks 7 strikeouts. 1 groundout, 2 fly outs. Trenton has 2 errors and a PB by Romine. One huge problem for Betances are throwing errors, especially on pick off tries

  71. theREALkevin September 8th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I think Joe makes some poor decisions when it comes to constructing lineups and utilizing pinch hitters and i also think he doesn’t call for/incorporate hit and runs and steals enough. but he’s great with the bullpen and the pitchers. and it’s seriously an insult to compare him to LaRussa. like I said i think Joe can be prone to some bonehead moments but his teams always play hard and they don’t choke. they don’t choke away division leads and they are continuing the Yankee tradition of being a great comeback team. LaRussa’s teams are notorious for choking and underperforming. this year’s version of the Cardinals are no different.

  72. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Doreen, I only have one word to describe corned beef and eggs. SSLLUUUUURRRRRPPPPPP.

    Makes me lick my eyebrows off just thinking about it.

  73. pat September 8th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    We used to have canned corned beef hash when we went camping.

    We would open both ends of the can and slide it out and cut it and cook it like burgers on the grill.

  74. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I just tee ‘em up there, everyone is free to take a whack.

  75. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    “One huge problem for Betances are throwing errors, especially on pick off tries”

    Oh that’s easy to fix…just don’t let them hit the ball :)

  76. Eric UWS September 8th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    My good friends cousin is one of the guys who got called up- and talking to her today (I’m sworn to secrecy but had to share a little) she said that a lot of the guys have random dings/dents that go 100% unreported.

  77. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Come on Wakefield!

    Throw that slop with authority!

  78. pat September 8th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    “I dump water on my roommate?s dog whenever she whines outside my back door.

    Is that wrong?”

    Yes.

    If your roomate is whining outside the back door it is wrong to take it out on the dog. If it’s the dog doing the whining, just let her in.

  79. Joe from Long Island September 8th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    SJ – I understand what you’re saying. The questions are there. I didn’t see the postgame, maybe they’ll show it on the Encore tonight, and it may be that he was second guessing himself, beating himself up. I don’t know.

    I’m just saying that I think he has his reasons for his decisions, and those decisions came back to bite him today. Swish bailed him out, and he knows it.

    But, as you know, when you make decisions, sometimes you’re wrong and those decisions do come back to bite you. Boy, do I know that.

    I get the impression, based solely on what I’m watching and reading, that Joe feels he has made the playoffs; and that getting his team to October without any more injuries is more important that finishing 1st. Either that, or he is having an minor outbreak of LaRussa-itis.

    Whatever it is, as we all know, being too smart can be dumb. I think – emphasis on “think” – that Joe is too smart, and his ego is not too large, to do the right thing.

  80. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Wakefield needs to stop nibbling and needs to get ahead and trust his secondary pitches more ….I also think his velocity is down a tick and his mechanics are all out of whack. He’s just not an ace…….

    Well it was my alternator for those who heard about my woes yesterday….of course the mechanic found about 5 other things that also “could use replacing” as well. I tell ya, can’t trust those mechanics and dentists.

  81. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    “Wakefield needs to stop nibbling and needs to get ahead and trust his secondary pitches more ….I also think his velocity is down a tick and his mechanics are all out of whack. He’s just not an ace…….”

    That was funny! LMAO! :lol:

  82. Eric UWS September 8th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Great play by Joyce and Bartlett. Sloppy sloppy play by Hall.

  83. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    The Lars Anderson Era has begun.

    Do we have a big enough lead????

  84. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Trenton leads 1-0 and batting in the 5th inning. Brewer has an RBI single. Betances with another throwing error (2). 5 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts. They’re facing Kyle Drabek.

  85. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    GB,

    are you listening to or watching the Trenton game?

  86. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    GB7 -

    Saw Kyle Drabek pitch in Lakewood – I don’t remember if it was last season or the season before. He was quite impressive. Is he related to Doug Drabek?

  87. Giuseppe Franco September 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Yep, Doug Drabek’s kid.

  88. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    He’s Doug’s son I believe.

  89. Doreen September 8th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you all. I thought so.

  90. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Jim Joyce is an umpire in Galarraga’s game this Friday. Wouldnt that be so funny – and unreal – if Joyce cost Galarraga a perfect game again?? Like maybe in the 4th inning or 5th inning this time. It’s impossible for it to happen in the 9th again, so Id settle for the 4th or 5th :)

  91. blake September 8th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    5-5 ballgame. Vmart goes deep.

  92. Eric UWS September 8th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Garza getting knocked around by the RS. He does not look like he has good control in the zone of his stuff. He’s just laying it in there and the RS are squaring it up pretty good. Has he thrown a curveball for a strike today?

  93. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    What was I thinking…

    I totally forgot about the home fries! Better make the pancakes a short stack. Gotta watch out for those carbs. :wink:

  94. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Blake, I’m watching the scranton game right now. Scranton is losing going to the bottom of the 8th inning, 4-3 in Columbus.

  95. Tom in N.J. September 8th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    My Sox friend coworker is already thinking offseason. He was saying today how the Sox are going to trade Papelbon, Lars Anderson, and Ellsbury for Prince Fielder.

  96. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I remember the Drabek Yankee days or his one season. 22-6 with the Pirates in 1990

  97. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Montero is out because of an injury/infection on foot. Day to day, though he took no batting practice and is in street clothes.

  98. Eric UWS September 8th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    6-5 Bos.

  99. Tom in N.J. September 8th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Drabek, Bob Tewksbury, and, of course, Al Leiter….

  100. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Feel the pressure, Rays???? :twisted:

  101. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Trenton batting in bottom of the 7th, still leading 1-0. Betances finshed after 5.1 innings.

  102. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    7-5 sox.

    Boston? Great town! I freaking love chowdah!

  103. Yogi Mantle September 8th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Boy, these last few weeks of the regular season are going to be interesting.

    Teams that are in the hunt just don’t look very consistent. Offense dries up. Offense gets hot. Pitching coughs it up. Defense falls apart. This isn’t just what the Yankees have gone through, it seems like all the teams are doing this.

    Meanwhile in Boston, the RS took the lead. Salvage this game RS. Help out your buddies, the Yanks.

    (I kind of miss the days when the RS and the Devil Rays hated each other and it felt like a brawl was going to break out at any time.)

  104. Bill D September 8th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    4-4 in Columbus. Vazquez led off 9th with a homer.

  105. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Scranton ties up their game 4-4 on a leadoff 9th inning homer by Jorge Vazquez.

  106. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    “(I kind of miss the days when the RS and the Devil Rays hated each other and it felt like a brawl was going to break out at any time.)”

    I miss those days too. Brawls lead to suspensions and possible injuries. I loved it when the Rays and Sox brawled!

    I cant believe how any Yankees fan could have a Red Sox fan friend. UGH! There’s just no way you could ever trust the person; they’d stab you in the back, and most likely because of their arrogance, they’d stab you in the front. :)

  107. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Trenton leads after 7 innings, 2-0. Rene Rivera with a solo homer in the 7th inning

  108. tyanksfan36 September 8th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I’m going to the rays/yankees game this tuesday and looking forward to it. Ill get either SuperNova or Pettitte. Kinds hoping for Nova cause I’m going to make a sign that says SuperNova and on the back Swishalicious. We got great seats 6 rows up from the rays bullpen. I’m going with a Rays fan unfortunately but we’ll win.

  109. pat September 8th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Longoria having a tough night.

  110. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Rays playing wicked tight.

  111. Eric UWS September 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Wow- how do you score that???????

  112. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Sox playing wicked dumb.

  113. Bill D September 8th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Free baseball in Columbus as Wordekemper gets into………..and out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 9th.

  114. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Didn’t realize how impressive Betances numbers are. 55 hits given up in 90 innings to go along with 116 K’s. He’s CC size, but slimmer..

  115. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    The Yankees Magic Number to clinch the division is now 22 :grin:

  116. comet September 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Doreen Kyle is Doug’s son. Doug should have stayed a Yankee. Bad Stien trade!

  117. A-ROD A-ROD September 8th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    great to see A-Rod back and hitting

    i’m a huge fan, so this is not a-rod bashing…

    but i’m wondering if maybe there is some kind of line-up magic in having tex followed by cano, and if maybe joe g should as such try moving a-rod to either 3rd or 5th. he’s batted 3rd before and done well there, so maybe he should bat 3rd. tex 4th then cano 5th.

  118. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Yankees on their way to being 2 up in the division!! Cant believe the red sox are doing us a favor! Who’da thunk it! :)

  119. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    # Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    The Yankees Magic Number to clinch the division is now 22 :grin:

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    Please allow me to post an accompanying photo.

    Gotta go with The Rocket. Don’t worry. There was no intent. :wink:

    http://paxarcana.files.wordpre.....#038;h=273

  120. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    That Redoscks pitcher looked like the moyle from Seinfeld:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrvorxZp7s

  121. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Scranton loses 6-4 in the 10th inning on a 2 run homer given up by Sanit.

  122. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Please allow me to post an accompanying photo.

    Gotta go with The Rocket. Don’t worry. There was no intent.
    ****************

    LOL. I still think Piazza was just being a big baby

  123. Bo knows September 8th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Down in Tampa, Suttle 3 for 3, all 2Bs. Nice to see him come back after those bad shoulder injuries.

  124. igotid88 September 8th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Alex should not get a day off in Texas.

  125. igotid88 September 8th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Alex should not get a day off in Texas.

  126. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Scott Atchison throws a wicked mean bris.

  127. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    trenton wins 2-0 against Foishercats and Drabek, 2-0

    Here’s the final box score

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_treaax_1

  128. backbench September 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Sorry if this has already been posted, but an interesting read on the DJ dilemma.

    “Pasta Jeter”

    Thoughts?

    http://joeposnanski.si.com/201.....-dominoes/

  129. Carl September 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Betances is taller than CC.

  130. igotid88 September 8th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    YEs SWISHER

  131. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Longoria flinched.

  132. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Scutero is having the night of a lifetime

  133. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    LOL! If Red Sox Roger Clemens threw the bat toward the dugout – and nowhere near Piazza – Piazza would have run out to the mound to hug Clemens and ask for his autograph. And then that schnook Piazza tried tying the game in the 9th in Game 5. Well, I guess I cant despise the guy, since we did win! :)

  134. JobaTipsHisCap September 8th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    wow, I just finished encore. They almost got swept in YS, by Birds!!
    wow!!

  135. JobaTipsHisCap September 8th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Posada is injured again?! speechless

  136. bmac420 September 8th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    5 for 17 isn’t .412

  137. bmac420 September 8th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    7 for 17 maybe?

  138. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Joba – Posada is okay. You have to expect injury with Po, he’s taken abuse behind the plate for over a dozen years. Actually, this series was actually quite productive. We could have been swept, but instead pulled a game out of our hats, and now we remain 2 games up on Rays.

  139. David in Cal September 8th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the link backbench. I love Jeter, but no player should be bigger than the team. If Jeter isn’t good enough to bat 1st or 2nd, he should bat 8th or 9th. If Jeter isn’t as good as Nunez, Nunez should play SS. The Yanks should offer Jeter only a 1-year deal.* If he walks, he walks. The team will go on.

    *This is assuming that Jeter has no hidden injury. If he is playing injured and that’s the cause of his dropoff, then I take it all back.

  140. ac1 September 8th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    hope the yankees are taking note of how boston is whooping tampa, so they can do the same.

    I hate how people say francona is so great this year. He has burned out Bard and Paps. Wonder why they are struggling? Because their arms are going to fall off.

  141. ac1 September 8th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Yankees on their way to being 2 up in the division!! Cant believe the red sox are doing us a favor! Who’da thunk it!
    ___

    2 1/2?

  142. JM September 8th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Just got back from the game (some celebrating afterwards at Yankee Tavern). Nova pitched his heart out. Gotta love the kid. The offense was so bad most of the game that I thought for sure he was going to lose. They had their chances but could never get the big hit until Swish came through.

    No one understood taking Granderson out for Thames in that situation and in fact we all thought he was hurt. Didn’t know about Posada’s fogginess until after the game.

  143. backbench September 8th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Beltran, Perez and Castillo AWOL for visit to Walter Reed. Team mates underwhelmed.

    http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2010/0.....ets-visit/

  144. CR9 September 8th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    2 in the loss column. I hope that Tito’s use of Bard does burn him out, and his arm falls of next season! :)

  145. pat September 8th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “5 for 17 isn?t .412″

    Just a little dyslexia

    5 for 12= .417

  146. pat September 8th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Would the Yankees have engaged in this kind of talk or would they have said they are facing Texas before they can think about Tampa?

    http://www2.tbo.com/content/20.....ng/sports/

  147. BJK September 8th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Bard has pitched in 1 more game than Joba.

    Papelbon has pitched in 5 more games than Rivera.

  148. Ruby Tuesday September 8th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    The Rangers will sweep?

  149. BJK September 8th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Ruby Tuesday September 8th, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    The Rangers will sweep?

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    You will post something that actually happens some day?

  150. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The Yankees Magic Number to clinch the division is now 21 :grin:

  151. Nick in SF September 8th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    21? Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

  152. blake September 8th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    2 1/2 up again. Lost no ground as a result of the O’s series but you can consider it a missed opportunity to put distance on Tampa. Still the Yanks avoided the 4 game losing streak which I believe they are the only team in baseball to not have one.

    Hopefully they’ll rest up tomorrow and have a good series in Texas.

  153. MG September 8th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    so after all the angst about the O’s series the Yankees wind up in the same place they were on Sunday.

    They still have to take at least 4 of the games against the Rays to essentially clinch the division with a week left but that’s a far cry from having to take 5 or 6.

    I criticized Girardi today for not using Posada in the 7th, obviously none of us had the information about the concussion and fortunately he’s OK. I’m looking for 2 out of 3 in Texas with the bats waking up big time before the Rays series. The Rays seem like they are just about of gas, it would be nice to see the Yankees stomp on them on Monday.

  154. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    # Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The Yankees Magic Number to clinch the division is now 21 :grin:

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    No LaTroy photos here.

    http://www.itsalreadysigned4u......215;20.jpg

  155. BJK September 8th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    MG September 8th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I criticized Girardi today for not using Posada in the 7th, obviously none of us had the information about the concussion and fortunately he’s OK.

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    I had a feeling Posada wasn’t available. Only reason that made any sense. I’m more curious as to why Curtis didn’t pinch hit.

    Also curious why Nunez ran for ARod instead of Golson, not that it mattered in the long run of course.

  156. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    No LaTroy photos here.

    http://www.itsalreadysigned4u……215;20.jpg
    ******************

    Oohhhhhhhh…. I like that one :-)
    Nice choice!

  157. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    BJK September 8th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I had a feeling Posada wasn’t available. Only reason that made any sense. I’m more curious as to why Curtis didn’t pinch hit.

    Also curious why Nunez ran for ARod instead of Golson, not that it mattered in the long run of course
    *********************

    If it makes you feel any better, I was listening to the game on the radio and according to John Sterling it was Golson. In fact, I was going to call you out for being wrong but decided to check the box score to make sure I wasn’t mistaken. But Sterling definitely said multiple times that it was Golson

  158. BJK September 8th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    If it makes you feel any better, I was listening to the game on the radio and according to John Sterling it was Golson. In fact, I was going to call you out for being wrong but decided to check the box score to make sure I wasn’t mistaken. But Sterling definitely said multiple times that it was Golson

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    That’s hilarious, and yet completely in character.

    Seriously, John Sterling is the absolute worst. Just painful to listen to.

  159. SAS September 8th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Good evening all,

    I know I am rather late, but the walk off home run by Swish really made me a happy camper this afternoon

  160. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    BJK September 8th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    That’s hilarious, and yet completely in character.

    Seriously, John Sterling is the absolute worst. Just painful to listen to
    *****************

    I tend to think of him as a slightly out of it grandpa. He makes mistakes sometimes but I love his trademark calls

    But I will say this…. when he gets a thought in his head, man… he can stick with it the whole game

  161. SAS September 8th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Any news on Posada since 5 o’clock?

  162. SAS September 8th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    I am an idiot. It says right at the bottom of the page that Posada is fine.

  163. BJK September 8th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I tend to think of him as a slightly out of it grandpa. He makes mistakes sometimes but I love his trademark calls

    But I will say this…. when he gets a thought in his head, man… he can stick with it the whole game

    ————————————————————————————————————

    It seems like he gets it wrong more often than he gets it right. I wish he’d just describe what’s going on on the field.

    There’s a lot of talk on this board recently on how no player should be bigger than the game. Someone needs to tell Sterling that no announcer is either.

    Save the “It is High, It is Far…” cries for when it’s a no doubter. I’d rather hear which part of the park the ball is heading, whether it looks like the outfielder has a beat on it, is it going to be close… etc.

    Unfortunately, he’s too busy making the moment about his calls. It’s sad.

  164. Erica in NY September 8th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Good night Yankee people!

  165. Eroc September 8th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    PeteAbe
    Scutaro .719 OPS. Jeter .697. So Scutaro will get paid $5M next season and Jeter $25M or whatever?

  166. jacksquat September 8th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    PeteAbe
    Scutaro .719 OPS. Jeter .697. So Scutaro will get paid $5M next season and Jeter $25M or whatever?

    I think Pete has a point. Scutaro should demand whatever Jeter gets.

  167. BJK September 9th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Eroc September 8th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    PeteAbe
    Scutaro .719 OPS. Jeter .697. So Scutaro will get paid $5M next season and Jeter $25M or whatever?

    ——————————————————————————————————–

    Someone should remind Pete the following:

    Jeter is a Hall of Famer, Scutaro is not.
    Jeter is his Team Captain, Scutaro is not.
    Jeter is the face of the Yankees, Scutaro is not the face of the Red Sox.
    Jeter is the face of baseball and an ambassador of the game, Scutaro is not.
    Jeter is wearing 5 rings, Scutaro is not.

    Does that mean Jeter should make “$25M or whatever?” Probably not.

    But does that mean comparing Scutaro to Jeter is preposterous? I believe it does.

  168. Tyler September 9th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    I think Pete Abe might be a little bit upset that the Sox are making tee times for early October already and it’s only early September.

    I expect him to go after Arod but going after a class act like Jeter who took the time to answer his stupid questions the years he was here? Low blow imo.

  169. Bo knows September 9th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Hey Jeter is having a bad year. How would you like to hang out with Minka Dona, probably coos to doggie “Come to Mama”. He’ll have to put a tracking device on her in the new house, at least put down newspapers and the the taxes – don’t ask – and his projected earnings are in a, ahem, downturn. It’s not easy being Jeter. It’s tough to maintain the Jeterian image, to develop new material etc.

  170. Nick in SF September 9th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    It’s amazing how much better Mo’s numbers are compared to closers who are having great years.

  171. Nick in SF September 9th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    With two one and one out in the Dodgers-Padres game, Mr. Torre sends a rookie callup for his first major-league at-bat. But not a young rookie, a 33 year old rookie with 15 years service time in the minors. But finally he is walking to the plate in a major league uniform.

    Then the Padres change pitchers to get a better matchup and Torre counters by pulling the rookie back to the dugout and inserting Andre Ethier. No first at-bat for the rookie.

    Ethier GIDP’s. Inning over.

  172. BJK September 9th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Brutal.

  173. Pat M. September 9th, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Nick in SF……Suddenly my Houston under 77 wager is becoming a concern

  174. Nick in SF September 9th, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Ugh, the Astros…. the problem is, all the other teams they play are crappy too and now they’ve shed the deadwood Lance Berkman.

    They need to go on a loooong losing streak… please, Reds, sweeeeeeeeeeep the ‘Stros.

  175. Pat M. September 9th, 2010 at 2:51 am

    A sweep by The Red legs would be a big move in the right direction, as every game, every win & every loss has great importance……This was the one investment that I had chalked up to the win column…..It’s going down to the wire Nick in SF……CB must be feeling the heat also as this was his big play for the 2010 season……..

  176. Nick in SF September 9th, 2010 at 3:01 am

    I made bigger plays on the Yankees over and the Giants over, but the Astros under was next up, it will be annoying if they don’t cooperate… I too thought was had it in the bag… that sweep of the #*$@#@% Phillies was a poor development.

  177. Nick in SF September 9th, 2010 at 3:02 am

    CB = Corrupt Bettor?????????

  178. Nick in SF September 9th, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Of course the Orioles under has already clinched…. that was perhaps the easiest bet of them all.

  179. Pat M. September 9th, 2010 at 3:18 am

    I played these 5 the same ( NYY over 94.5 / Boston under 94 / Twins over 83 / White Sox over 82 / Giants over 83…..100 units on each….20 on the field…I did as I always do play the Bomber s to win 100 games , this season it pays 165 for 100 down….Houston is looking like a down ro the wire situation……

  180. upstate kate September 9th, 2010 at 7:51 am

    everyone sleeping in this am?

  181. blake September 9th, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Well the Sox did their job last night and knocked Garza around a little bit.

    For all the worry about the Yankee rotation…nearly every other team has the same problem after you get past the 1 and 2 starters…

  182. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Morning you early birds.

  183. upstate kate September 9th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    That was a pleasant surprise, Garza usually pitches well against the sox. I am happy for Wakie, he is one of the few red sox I like

    Listening to xm on the way into work this am, they have a lot of concerns about the Rangers, especially w/ Hamilton out

  184. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Blake-

    We have 7 games coming up against the Rays.

    We must win at least 3. Hopefully we’ll do even better.

  185. blake September 9th, 2010 at 8:07 am

    MTU,

    Yup have to won at least 3 of those. They do that or better and there is a good chance they hang on.

    You’re gonna have to start a tribute for Super Nova soon ;)

  186. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Blake-

    Speaking of Nova.

    Questions for you.

    What do the Yankees do with him ? Trade him or keep him ?

    What’s your take ?

    IMO, unless they can get something good in return, I say keep him.

    He’s valuable to us as a potential 5/6th starter candidate.

  187. upstate kate September 9th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Nova has such great composure, he doesn’t appear to get rattled in tense situations

  188. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Kate-

    I agree. Good mound composure.

    He has good stuff. Nice FB, good curve when he keeps it down in the zone, and a very nice changeup. Good control.

    What do you think the Yankees should do with him ? Trade or keep ?

  189. JCPD September 9th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    MTU, I decided not to wait for CC and #20 or YMH. So here’s a second SuperNova tribute. No win for him, but another fine game pitched by him. This is the baseball related one I spoke to you about. Enjoy!!

    http://picasaweb.google.com/10.....ZOVgaSOSA#

  190. Erin September 9th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    upstate kate September 9th, 2010 at 7:51 am
    everyone sleeping in this am?

    ******************************
    I wish I was. ;)

  191. blake September 9th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    MTU,

    Yea at this point I think you’d have to get something really good in return (Matt Kemp for example). Otherwise I think he’s more valuable to just keep…If Pettite retires I’d imagine he would be the front runner for the 5th spot next season. Having him in the rotation would offset some of the other salaries and also continue the injection of youth into the rotation. With so many other young arms on the way, I would be opposed to trading him but some team would have to make it worth the Yankees while IMO.

  192. blake September 9th, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Wouldn’t be opposed..I should say.

  193. Tom in N.J. September 9th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I’d like to see Nova stick with the Yankees.

    With Aceves back being a, seemingly, chronic condition, Nova could be very useful to the Yankees.

  194. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 9th, 2010 at 8:36 am

    So we lose 2 of 3 to the O’s and maintain our lead over the Rays, because they lost 2 of 3 to the “gotta love ‘em only when they’re helpin’ us” BoSux. Not bad, actually ! :-)

  195. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 8:37 am

    JCPD-

    You’re lucky. I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the BHF.

    Great photos. Many, many good ones.

    Since you went ahead and did one I’ll post one for Nova.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/cy.....rX3ef6vQE#

    I’ll be leaving for a 4 day trip soon. Should have some good stuff to share when I return.

  196. Joe from Long Island September 9th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Hi all –

    I think what happens with Ivan Nova depends on a few things – Andy, Ace, and whatever potential deal that might include him.

    We have to remember that Ian Kennedy also broke onto the scene very well, in 2007, but couldn’t build on it. While IPK and Nova are different pitchers, you have to remember that a couple of times around the league can change things.

  197. JCPD September 9th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Sure MTU, irritate the heck out of me with pics like that tribute. Fantastic. I might have to rummage through my stuff for some heavy artillery.

  198. pat September 9th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Gossip Warning….

    It’s an off day and it’s so absurd it’s funny

    http://www.tmz.com/tmz-live/?m.....reURL=true

  199. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    JCPD-

    If you had been some of those places I’m sure you could have done better. Anyone can be a Picasso out here. I take very little credit. The Man upstairs has done all the work. :)

    Joe-

    You definitely have a point. But I think Nova’s stuff is better than IPK’s.

  200. blake September 9th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    If Andy returns then I could see a situation where the chances increase that Nova would be moved. There would be no room for him in the rotation and one of Brackman, Betances, Banueolos would likely be ready by 2012….Nova would still hold value as a 6th starter in that scenerio but maybe not as much as his trade value would be…So..unless they can find an unlikely trade partner for AJ then Nova’s future could hinge on what Pettite does next season.

  201. Erin September 9th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    pat- work is blocking that site. I’m guessing it’s about the Minka/plane incident?? LOL

  202. blake September 9th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Joe,
    Very good point. Its only 4 starts for Nova but he does have the kind of stuff that can continue to have success. Doesn’t mean it will…but could..

  203. Fran the original September 9th, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Good morning everyone.

    I got my gift from Doreen for winning GTLU. It was a bag of Yankees M&M’s. Now my dilemma is do I eat them or save them as a souvenir.

  204. Erin September 9th, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I love that Nova gets his own tributes now.

    Great pics JCPD and MTU :)

  205. JCPD September 9th, 2010 at 8:56 am

    MTU, if you’re ever this way, the BHF is a must. Now that I’m back in the area, I try to go once a year around the opening of spring training. It gets me juiced for the new season and at that time of year, you don’t have to deal with any crowds. When I went this past spring, there were literally only 4 visitors in the building when I was there. No rush to get through or out of the way from other people and the help can be so much more accommodating.

  206. Erin September 9th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    New Post: Hitting the road on a high note

    :arrow:

  207. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    JCPD-

    That and Letchworth State Park for sure. ;)

  208. JCPD September 9th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Thanks Erin, sorry I don’t have any pics of Robbie for you. :-(

  209. pat September 9th, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Erin

    Yes. TMZ’s take on it and I guess one of the guys on TMZ is a Yankee fan and he thinks Derek could convince a pilot to break FAA regulations so Minka’s dog could sit in a first class seat for take-off.

  210. upstate kate September 9th, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Very cool Fran…I think food needs to be eaten…however a co-worker gave me a tissue box w/ the Yankees logo on it and I refuse to open it, so I could see how you would save it.

    Pat
    funny link. I saw Jeter on something, Yankees on deck perhaps, saying his only fear is animals…I wonder how he gets along w/ Minka’s pooch

  211. MTU September 9th, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Erin-

    Always glad you enjoy them. :)


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