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Game 145: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 14, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (87-57)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Lance Berkman DH
Austin Kearns LF
Colin Curtis RF
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Ivan Nova (1-0, 2.92)
Nova has not faced the Rays

RAYS (87-56)
John Jaso C
Ben Zobrist 2B
Carl Crawford LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
Dan Johnson DH
Carlos Pena 1B
B.J. Upton CF
Reid Brignac SS

RHP Matt Garza (14-8, 3.68)
Garza vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m. / MY9 and MLB Network

UMPIRES: HP Ron Kulpa, 1B Lance Barksdale, 2B Ed Rapuano, 3B Tom Hallion

WEATHER: Oh the weather outside is weather. Forgetting Sarah Marshall? Anyone?

HIP HIP JORGE: Jorge Posada has been named the AL East finalist for the 2010 MLBPA Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. The award is given to a player who inspires others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performance and off-the-field contributions to the community. Each division chooses one nominee.

TOUGH TO SWALLOW: The Yankees have suffered five walk-off losses this season, three in the past four days. They had four walk-off losses last year. The Yankees last had three walk-off losses on the same road trip in 2003 when they lost in Boston and Oakland. That was during a nine-game trip.

PUTTING UP ZEROS: The last time the Yankees played in a game in which both starters pitched eight scoreless innings was June 18, 2003, also against Tampa Bay. That day it was Roger Clemens and — of all people — Victor Zambrano who traded zeros. The Yankees won the game on Alfronso Soriano’s walk-off single in the 12th.

Jay Z Eminem Yankee Stadium ConcertTHE SHOW GOES ON: Last night was the first ever concert at Yankee Stadium. It featured Jay-Z and Eminem performing to a sold-out audience. They will perform again tonight. That’s an AP shot of Jay-Z on the right.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Had some computer issues for a while, but things are back online. The Yankees got two on with no outs in the second inning, but the bottom third of the order left both runners stranded. Now Nova is trying to strand a runner in the bottom of the second.

Also, in case you didn’t see it, the New York Post is reporting that Mark Teixeira has been playing with a broken little toe.

UPDATE, 7:57 p.m.: Derek Jeter walked, Curtis Granderson hit his second double of the night and Mark Teixeira hit a sac fly for a 1-0 Yankees lead. It’s just that easy, folks.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: This is the lineup the Yankees remember. RBI single by Rodriguez and now a two-run home run by Cano. It’s a 4-0 Yankees lead in the third inning.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: That’s a four-run inning for the Yankees, and a 30-pitch inning for Matt Garza.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Four scoreless innings from Nova. Meanwhile, Andy Pettitte’s night is finished in Altoona. He went five innings and allowed two runs, one of them on a leadoff homer in the first inning.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Home run A-Rod, 5-0 lead Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:43 p.m.: Jake McGee is a pretty big left-handed prospect in the Rays system, and he’s making his big league debut here against Colin Curtis. Garza is finished after 4.2 innings.

UPDATE, 8:47 p.m.: McGee walked Colin Curtis to load the bases, then walked Francisco Cervelli to bring in a run, now he’s facing Derek Jeter. Think this is how he imagined it?

UPDATE, 9:05 p.m.: Looks like Joe Girardi was trying to find out something about Ivan Nova here. He had Boone Logan up, but let Nova stay in to face the lefty Matt Joyce. When Joyce singled in another run — the third straight Ray to reach with two outs — Girardi pulled the trigger. Nova threw only 74 pitches. Logan’s in with Johnson and Pena due up.

UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: Aybar pinch hits for Johnson and takes Logan deep, a three-run home run that has given the Rays a 7-6 lead in the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:28 p.m.: Robinson Cano doubles in the tying run on a broken bat drive to right. The Rays have intentionally walked the bases loaded for Austin Kearns. Here comes Chad Qualls.

UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Kearns struck out, Curtis flied out and the game remains tied at 7 in the middle of the sixth.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Big inning from Joba Chamberlain. Heart of the order has a chance now in the eighth.

UPDATE, 10:08 p.m.: Kerry Wood has pitched three out of the past four days. Maybe the Yankees ran out of red stars during last night’s game.

UPDATE, 10:17 p.m.: Robertson is up in the Yankees bullpen. This is at least the second time he’s started throwing, maybe the third.

UPDATE, 10:32 p.m.: At no point did I believe Curtis Granderson had a shot at that ball. Not once. An incredible catch that left Robinson Cano standing with both arms raised on the infield dirt. Even the Rays fans here at the Trop gave him a standing ovation. One of the best I’ve ever seen.

UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: Mariano Rivera was already getting loose, but Jorge Posada has given him a chance to close out a big win for the Yankees.

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1,467 Responses to “Game 145: Yankees at Rays”

  1. m September 14th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Go, Yankees!

  2. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I definitely think that Cashman is on board with Girardi on not trying to win the division. There is no way that Girardi could or would manage the way he has and not have the gm’s approval. Otherwise he wouldn’t be offered a contract next year with the way he has managed this week. Pitching Mo 2 innings made absolutely no sense when he gave up last night and is auditioning guys other nights.

  3. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Just put on my gear. Lets go Yankees!!!

  4. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Can they beat My9 curse tonight?
    no matter what, I think they will lose this series.

  5. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Not a strike. High and inside.

  6. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Another at bat that Jeter had affected by the umpire. Should have been a 2-1 count. Instead Jeter had to fight off a 1-2 count.

  7. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    we can’t get much lower then we are right now so…..i predict a win tonight

  8. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I see the gigantic strike zone is back tonight…how exciting….

  9. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Looking for at least one win out of these 3 games. Epic Fail last night, try again tonight, and if all else fails the Phranchise tomorrow.

  10. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    That’s what could have happened last night with Kearns on 1st base.

  11. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Is it possible to actually get a base hit now with a RISP

  12. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Great swing by Grandy…need to get him in and set the tone for this game. If Granderson could ever do that consistently (stay on the ball and keep his shoulder in longer) then he could be an all star.

  13. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    that toe doesn’t seem like it really has been effecting him. He’s not limping or anything

  14. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Neither of strike 1 or 2 were strikes. Tex just walked on 5 balls.

  15. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    It was much more pleasant without Michael Kay last night.

  16. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    should’ve been a walk

  17. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    We just got cheated out of an AB.

    HOW DO PEOPLE NOT SEE THIS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Strikes 1 and 2 were Ball 4. COME ON!!!!!!!!

  18. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    The umps steal another baserunner from us. That 3-1 pitch wasn’t even close.

  19. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    SJ44 will buy into his delusions that those were actually strikes.

  20. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Unbelievable Ron Kulpa. He has to be better then that calling balls and strikes. I don’t want to fuel CR9′s fire, but he totally took that ab away from Tex.

  21. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    That’s not a strike. Up and Outside to left handers and low and inside to right handers are all being called strikes!

  22. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Those are balls A-Rod hit out last year. He’s a disaster.

  23. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    the answer would be no…it is not actually possible to get a hit with a RISP

  24. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    UnKnown – I dont need you or anyone to fuel my fire. That Tex At Bat fueled it enough. Im on fire right now. The first 5 pitches were balls, and they cheated him out of a walk, then cheated Alex on a pitch low and inside.

  25. tyanksfan36 September 14th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Ugh, I am in a crowd of rays fans. The guy next to me is yelling “steroids” at every at bat. I’m gonna need a beer.

  26. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    haha, I was afraid that would be the answer. So freaking frustrating.

  27. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    How can nobody see this???????? Instead of a 2-0 count for Alex, it’s 1-1. Let’s see if Ivan Nova gets these calls…

  28. sunny615 September 14th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    More offensive woes. :(

  29. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Every pitch in the Teixiera at bat was called correctly.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  30. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Hang in there tyanksfan36, I see many games on the road during the course of the season as well and a few runs with some good pitching shuts those idiots up quickly.

  31. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    RISP….Runners In Stranded Position…….I haven’t seen this many stranded since the last episode of Lost…..

  32. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    i still however believe that we look like absolute sh*t on offense….i mean how much worse can it get. We can only go up from losing so much

  33. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    You can guarantee that the Yanks won’t get gifts calls from the ump like Tampa just got. What happened to our fiery manager??? We were lied to when we thought that he yells at umps and stands up for players when they get bad calls. He is as quiet as Torre was.

  34. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Every pitch in the Alex at bat was called correctly

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  35. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Where is that pitch?????????????????????

  36. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Yeah, LGY, pitch 4 to Tex was right down the middle. Believe Brooksbaseball – run by a Red Sox fan.

  37. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Those 2 high pitches by Nova get called balls…BS

  38. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Yeah it was that 5th pitch to Tex that I really hated being called a strike. Could’ve went either way. Cmon Nova be Super tonight.

  39. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    The 1st 2 pitches to Zobrist would of been a strike for Garza.

  40. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    You are a liar. There is nobody in their right mind that would believe that pitch 4 or 5 to Tex was a strike.

  41. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Every pitch in the Zobrist at bat was called correctly

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  42. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    CR9 — can’t you just disappear, you damn freak. Your stupid rants are so old and so childish.

  43. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Where was that pitch???? That was the same spot to Alex.

  44. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Tex usually gets to that ball and I guess because of the toe he couldn’t. At least now we know he will be limited at the plate and in the field.

  45. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    WHAT???? WHAT????? That was a strike!!!!

  46. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Where the hell was that pitch

  47. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    “RISP….Runners In Stranded Position…….I haven’t seen this many stranded since the last episode of Lost…..”

    Lets hope the Yankees can pull off a win as good as the ending of LOST…

  48. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    This is unbelievable. Im going insane. I wonder what brooksbaseball – run by a red sox fan – showed that one as. This is unbelievable. no cheap 3-0 strike for us. this is unbelievable. unbelievable.

  49. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Nova is going to have throw strikes tonight. He isn’t getting Garza’s gigantic zone.

  50. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I know the umpires really do suck, but let’s focus. The Yankees need to start winning games before something terrible happens.

  51. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Bad job on the Longria ab. Ump missed 2 pitches.

  52. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Talk about getting squeezed… Jesus.

  53. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Nice curveball

  54. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    You’re right GoldGlove. Focus Focus Focus Focus. I didnt let the umpires take me down in last year’s postseason. I cant let them do it now. And Kevin Kennedy is complaining about strike 2 to Joyce. Focus Focus Focus. No more umpire talk, no more umpire talk starting now.

  55. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I like this guy Nova. He’s got guts. Nice working out of trouble, in a clutch game.

  56. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    That 2nd strike curveball was a big time pitch….not a bad 1st inning for Nova….got squeezed a little.

  57. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    good job Nova….i hope all the Yankee starting pitchers understand that if they give up any runs they run a high risk of losing the game

  58. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    *umpire talk*

  59. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Let’s get to business. No more complaining, just let em go out there and hit. Hit hit hit. And teach these ….. a lesson by winning.

  60. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    WHAT??? That pitch was outside!!! COME ON!

  61. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Sure that 1st pitch to Cano was a strike…Unreal..

  62. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    W00t baserunner!

  63. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Man Crawford was playing Cano deep in LF….nice job going the other way there.

  64. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    oh look at that a lead off single….

    everybody should have been out there taking in early BP

  65. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Let’s hope we can improve on the current trend: 1 run in the last 22 innings

  66. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    TWO hits in a row….i feel a little bit of a tingle

  67. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Puma is raking….

  68. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Back-to-back hits!? When is the last time this madness occured?!

  69. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Hey more RISP. Lets take this test again here in the second inning. First inning drew a huge big red F

  70. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    BACK-TO-BACK HITS???? What is that?

  71. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Berkman has been on fire recently. Too bad they have faced soo many lefties recently they couldn’t take advantage of his bat. Now let’s see how they mess up this inning. Kearns should bunt here…

  72. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    poor ab by kearns

  73. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Garza hasn’t thrown a strike all game, and Kearns just goes up there and swings like a buffoon. He might as well have bunted them over. Pathetic .

  74. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Kearns is ice cold right now….that was an awful AB with 1st and 2nd nobody out.

  75. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Now there’s the usual unproductive AB

  76. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    At least Austin “Inning Killer” Kearns didn’t hit into a DP…

  77. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Kearns is a total waste. I don’t know why someone ice cold isn’t bunting. These runners will be stranded.

  78. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    they should have made Kearns bunt….its so sad that Kearns and Curtis have to be in our lineup

  79. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Everyone needs to help out a bit. You put that big league uni on you need to help out to some extent. Cmon

  80. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    And Curtis is up there hacking. 1-1 was a ball and he just fouled it off. Great at bat Curtis. Swung at 2 balls nowhere near the strike zone.

  81. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    looking like a double F!! who’s left to save the day don’t tell me Cervelli

  82. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Curtis is so overmatched in the big leagues. He has no chance up there.

  83. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Strandation Proclamation of 2010.

  84. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Absolutely pathetic

  85. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Curtis is feeble at the plate.

  86. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Another dreadful at bat. The Yanks should play Nunez in the outfield he can actually hit and reach base. I have seen enough of Kearns, he stinks.

  87. sunny615 September 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Christ those at bats were pathetic

  88. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Can’t get a ball to ever kick up chalk either right now. Just dismal

  89. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Look at this. Just terrible luck. You get 2 hits to lead off an inning, and do nothing and have to hope for Cervelli to come through. Garza the HR machine, wonder if he’ll give any HRs up tonight. Hey, Cervelli, you wanna hit your first HR in over a year??? Guess not. 1st and 2nd nobody out wasted.

  90. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    F F

  91. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    This has been one of the Yankees problems all season and its due in part to injuries and in part to Girardi’s commitment to resting people, but the the middle of the order will get on base and start a rally and then the bottom of the order will just kill it.

  92. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    opp is wasted

  93. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    What dies anyone expect with 3 auto outs hitting 7-8-9?

  94. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    unreal…that inning was completely wasted!

  95. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    1 run in 23 innings

  96. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    The bottom of this order is death at bat.

  97. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    how dare you guys tease me like that….getting two hits in a row only to leave me hanging…

    maybe this is like baby steps, 1 hit in the first inning…2 hits in the 2nd, 3 hits in the 3rd

  98. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Pathetic.

  99. sunny615 September 14th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Just fricking awful. God f’in awful.

  100. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I wish Nunez could play outfield.

  101. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, who didn’t see that coming a mile away???

  102. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Barring something unforeseen, the Yanks will start this road trip 0 – 6.

  103. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    How many pitches did he throw to the last three batters? 10?

  104. sunny615 September 14th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Cervelli the black hole. Colin Curtis is even worse.

  105. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    What dies anyone expect with 3 auto outs hitting 7-8-9?

    __

    You realize cervelli has the same average as Teixiera right? And that he has been on base a lot the last week or so.

  106. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    this is just a rotten baseball team. and luck has nothing to do with it.

  107. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Curtis won us a game against the Mets with a 2 run double earlier in the year. Won the game 2-1.

  108. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    The saddest thing of all is that Kearns, Curtis, and Cervelli all went down with absolutely no fight. Man, this is beyond bad.

  109. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    some nicve ab’s..

    tex has 1 rbi in at least 10 games and it came by a walk with the bases loaded.

    now you know why kearns got traded. he is a hack, swings for the fences and if he does not run into the ball he does jack.

    curtis swung at a ball that was a ball by 2 feet.

    some offense their. great situational hitting .way to go………………

  110. Ruby Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Let’s Go Losers !

  111. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Unless Cano, Tex or Arod hit a homerun they aren’t scoring a run tonight. They are giving away too many easy outs with this lineup. Once you get past Berkman it’s absolute garbage. I am glad the bottom of the lineup is what you would see at a Scranton game.

  112. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    So freakin’ pathetic……2 on, no out….not 1 run….Kearns looks like garbage….it’s gotten to the point of concern….how long can this go on for?!? If it was May, I’d shrug it off, we’ve had opportunities to rattle Garza already, and that s**t chin idiot “Houdini’s” his way out of both innings

    Saw Jay-Z/Eminem last night at the stadium…it was the best concert I’ve ever seen

  113. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    It’s all Joe G’s fault.

  114. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    the black hole in this lineup isnt the bottom, it is the entire lineup right now.

  115. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    russo won the game against the mets not curtis. curtis helped win the dodger comeback game…….

  116. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Nova looks to have his good curveball tonight. He’s thrown some dandies so far…

  117. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Tex with a broken toe>Giambi……then again, Tex with a blindfold on > Giambi

  118. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Curtis and Cervelli?

    That’s the best the Yankees can do from their farm?

    Jeter – not hitting.

    Granderson – not hitting.

    Teixeira – not hitting (as usual)

    Rodriguez – not hitting.

    Cano – stopped hitting.

    Kearns and Berkman – haven’t hit since they got here.

    How is this team supposed to win ballgames when their entire lineup is not hitting?

  119. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    # CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Curtis won us a game against the Mets with a 2 run double earlier in the year. Won the game 2-1.
    _______________________

    That was Russo.

  120. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Worst/Best? Case Scenario: The Yankees lose every game this road trip and Girardi is relieved of his duties. Okay, I can dream, can’t I?

  121. elijahandstephensdad September 14th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I almost kicked the tv right there. Calm down. Calm down.

  122. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Yankees need to play some small ball…bunt the runners over, sac fly

  123. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Has there been ANY report of a team meeting after any of these brutal losses? At least Torre would do that once in a while.

  124. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Nice — walk a guy after being ahead 0 – 2

  125. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    This guy has a teacup strike zone.

  126. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Trevor – Oops. Well, he did hit that big home run after Brett Gardner was thrown out in the middle of an at bat.

  127. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    patience, patience. they will break through

  128. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    cervelli didnt go down without a fight FYI. He was about 6 inches from a 2 run double.

  129. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    blake – Yes, a teacup strike zone for our pitcher. But Im past that. Gotta put it behind and move forward.

  130. elijahandstephensdad September 14th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Small ball… could not agree more. Let them make a few mistakes… best way to feel good and maybe get back on track.

    But instead we have Babe Kearns, Mickey Curtis, and Iron Horse Cervelli

  131. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    it’s ok. don’t panic

  132. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Thats fine he would’ve stole 2nd anyways. Get the 9 man here and go try to hit again.

  133. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    All BJ Upton is good for

  134. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Not the best throw but that’s a play Tex normally makes.

  135. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Tex should of had that. Every part of their game is in the toilet right now.

  136. 108 stitches September 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Girardi is not a small ball manager. Situational hitting is not his style. Like Earl Weaver, he waits for the long ball. Hence, the stranded runners.

  137. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Glad that error didn’t hurt us…

  138. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Yes, Beautiful Composure there by Super Nova. Now try to score.

  139. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    not for nothing. Nova is pretty darn good.

  140. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Solid 2 for Ivan….like we’ve said, hasn’t been the pitching….it’s been the offense

  141. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Solid 2 for Ivan….like we’ve said, hasn’t been the pitching….it’s been the offense

  142. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hopefully the Yanks will stop knocking on the door this inning and finally walk through it.

  143. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    # Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Tex should of had that. Every part of their game is in the toilet right now.
    =========

    Maybe he should have, maybe he shouldn’t have. But I’ll take his glove every single day.

  144. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    the rays are essentially a younger version of the yankees this year. same pitching issues, same problems scoring runs. these teams are very evenly matched…

  145. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Nova has been really good. If he keeps this up, and somehow the Yankees make the playoffs, he should be the fourth starter.

  146. elijahandstephensdad September 14th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Prediction 3 runs here from the top of order… give the kid a cushion.

  147. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Tonight’s poll question should be how many guys can we leave on base tonight?

  148. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    4 straight way out of the K zone is the only way Jeter is gonna get on base

  149. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Wow a baserunner. I am sure a dp will follow….

  150. thebabeliveson September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Pitching hasn’t been the problem lately.

    Pitching….22 innings….5 runs

    Offense…..22 innings….. 1 run!

    Like my high school used to say ” you can’t win if you can’t score runs”!

  151. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Jeter avoids slipping below .260 — for now

  152. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Russ Salzberg should be the new manager of the Yankees

  153. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I think AJ is definitely going to start; in fact, there’s no doubt in my mind. Therefore, I think it comes down to Nova and Phil and I think it could easily be Nova.

  154. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    damn he could have scored

  155. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    look at grandy..

  156. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Tonight’s poll question should be how many guys can we leave on base tonight?
    ————————–

    Choices:

    A. 9
    B. 11
    C. 12
    D. 15

    text in your vote

  157. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    good, they have to score at least A run here

  158. thebabeliveson September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    2nd and 3rd and no outs!

    If we don’t score at least 2 runs we don’t deserve to win this game!

  159. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I think AJ is definitely going to start; in fact, there’s no doubt in my mind. Therefore, I think it comes down to Nova and Phil and I think it could easily be Nova.

    no chance in hell.

  160. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Have to score here. Great job Grandy.

  161. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    how can the Yankees f*ck this up????????

  162. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    couldnt even get granderson over to 3rd. at least we got a run in.

  163. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    thank god they got one finally.

  164. blake September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    A sac fly….OMG.

  165. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    thank god they got one finally.

  166. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    They have to score here, don’t they?

  167. Lou-in-Vermont September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    is that what you call a “sac fly”? Haven’t seen one of those in a while for the Yanks.

  168. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    We scored a run, we actually scored a run!!

  169. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    now go for a REAL RBI

  170. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Maybe one run will help us really take off. We are due for a 7 run inning, but that’s tough with Kearns and Curtis.

  171. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Nice to see a leadoff walk hurt the opposition for once

  172. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    THE UMPIRE GOT HIT!!!!

  173. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Better than the past 23 innings

  174. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray the Yankees scored a run……………its been so long

  175. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Damn if that sac fly was deep enough Granderson would of scored on that.

  176. Cashman needs to go September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    CR9′s prayers have been answered..

    what do you say arod does weak groundball to short, weak infield fly or strikeout?

  177. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Two very nice swings by granderson this game. There he kept his hands back and stayed closed, that allowed him to cover the outside part of the plate and hit a change up away. Garza tried to double up on the change there and Curtis stayed on that second change up and didn’t lose his balance.

    Scoring a run feels like a novelty.

    Garza can lose his composure quickly – they need to score more runs here.

  178. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    # Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Damn if that sac fly was deep enough Granderson would of scored on that.
    ========

    I’m not sure he would have.

  179. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Wow…. This is… a good inning…

    Am I going insane?

  180. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    A-Rod

  181. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Takes a lot of guts to get back behind the plate after that…I’d be scared it would happen again…

  182. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    2 RUN INNING!

  183. Cashman needs to go September 14th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    works everytime

  184. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    there we go a REAL RBI

    love you A-rod

  185. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Great AB by arod!

  186. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Nice hit Alex.

  187. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    A-ROD!

  188. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Rocket down the line

  189. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Very nice swing by Alex…very solid stroke on a pitch inside….good sign when he’s covering that.

  190. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    YAAAAAY!!!!

  191. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    How is a sac fly not a REAL RBI? Are you kidding? That’s smart baseball.

  192. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    kearns is only in there because swish and gardner are out, and golson and thames are the other options.

  193. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    It’s a DELUGE!!!!

  194. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    yankees need to hit some HRs, haven’t had one in a while

  195. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    no my prayers were not answered. i no longer take pleasure in the injury of others. even though my dislike is evident, i hope ron kulpa is not hurt.

  196. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Alex is so good. He’s got such a great swing. He has great hands. He is just a great, great baseball player.

    He’s swung the bat well since coming off the DL even if it hasn’t necessarily translated into consistent results. His swing has been very balanced.

    Let’s hope he gets locked in.

  197. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Boy, Alex is just so clutch………..

  198. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    not a real rbi? he hit the ball and a run scored. the very definition.

    the question is how is a bases loaded walk an rbi?

  199. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “Two very nice swings by granderson this game. There he kept his hands back and stayed closed, that allowed him to cover the outside part of the plate and hit a change up away.”

    He could be an all-star if he could do that more consistently. He becomes a totally different hitter when he stays on the ball that long.

  200. Cashman needs to go September 14th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Very nice swing by Alex?very solid stroke on a pitch inside?.good sign when he?s covering that.
    ******

    so that only could mean that blockhead girardi rests him tomorrow

  201. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Garza is on the ropes here…

  202. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Locked into the lineup, too – please no more days off.

  203. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Come on Robbie!!!

  204. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Arod has just missed a lot of pitches the last few days. I thought the first AB was gone when he hit it.

  205. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    # Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Boy, Alex is just so clutch………..

    :)

  206. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    This would be wonderful if we get going and bat around….give Nova 5 runs…I don’t want to sound greedy, just want a cushion

  207. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    # ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    not a real rbi? he hit the ball and a run scored. the very definition.

    the question is how is a bases loaded walk an rbi?
    =========

    New stat? Rbbi?

  208. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    joe will prolly rest A-rod and Granderson tomorrow

  209. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I should have asked for a HR earlier :x

  210. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    ROBBIE is a beast!

  211. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    YES!!!!!

    They have awaken!

  212. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    WOW WAS THAT LONG!

    ROBBIE CANO F’ING DID IT!

    LETS GO BOYS

    LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  213. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    CA-YES!!!!

  214. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    told you Garza was on the ropes…

  215. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    they break through tonight?

  216. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Robbie!!!!!!! I was hoping you would get in on this action

  217. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    YAY!! down and in slider crushed!

  218. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks blake for asking that they walk through the door and not just knock on it!!!!!!!!!

  219. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    MEAT Garza…..Ha,luv it!

  220. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    That looked like Cano reached out and hooked an outside pitch.

  221. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    New stat? Rbbi?
    __

    The LOHUD blog should patent that right now.

  222. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Hey – I didn’t know the New York Highlanders could do that?

    What do they call those things? When the dead ball goes over that wall thingy out there?

  223. Bret The Hitman September 14th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  224. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Hm. The Yankees didn’t F this up. Imagine that.

  225. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Who are these impostors in gray???

  226. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    ROBBIIEEEEE!!!!

    Offense is getting defibrilated!!!!

  227. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    There aren’t two prettier back to back swings in all of baseball than Arod and Robbie.

  228. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    It was that real sweet swing and hopefully this gets Cano going.
    With Hamilton hurt, he still has a shot at MVP if he gets hot and carries the team rest of the way and they win the division.

  229. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Not sure what I saw. they say it was down and in.

  230. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    That’s more like it. Cano works the count, gets it to 3-2, and gets s pitch he can really handle. Great at bat.

  231. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    That’s it… Cano & Arod get rested tomorrow…

  232. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    An offensive deluge here.

    Feels good huh?

  233. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    First HR in 6 days. Couldn’t have been against a nicer pitcher. From our best hitter to, just great.

  234. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “He could be an all-star if he could do that more consistently. He becomes a totally different hitter when he stays on the ball that long.”

    He should be one of the 2-3 best CF in baseball. He really does have great hitting tools. You watch him swing like that and you can see it.

    Same thing for that swing he put on the ball yesterday for that hit against Price last night. Price was chewing up everyone – especially lefties. And granderson had a great at bat – battled Price, stayed closed and balanced against a left handed pitcher who has an incredibly fast arm and squared up the ball. Very impressive.

  235. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Hey ju kno I try to hi de ball and win de gay.

  236. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    joe will prolly rest A-rod and Granderson tomorrow
    ————————————————-

    I hope not. especially a-rod. they have a day off thursday.

  237. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    joe will prolly rest A-rod and Granderson tomorrow
    ————————————————-

    I hope not. especially a-rod. they have a day off thursday.

  238. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Austin Kearns swings at everything possible.

  239. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    A PLUS for this inning.. WOOHOO

  240. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    mlb channel discussing cano vs hamilton in mvp. I think at this point, Miguel Cabrera is probably the MVP. Cano slid a little and Hamilton has missed too much time.

  241. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Nice to see Cano with a big hit………………….except for this slump, he’s carried the team this year, without a lot of help.

  242. TR10 September 14th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    Who are these impostors in gray???

    —–

    The imposter is YOU

  243. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Kearns should get his eyes checked

  244. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Kearns swung at the fist 6 pitches tonight, couldnt bother to get hit by the pitch, just so he could get his extra hack in.

  245. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    lol i was about to say that Kearny should have leaned in to that pitch

  246. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Look at the bright side = 0 LOB. :D

  247. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    ac1: Miggy really is a beast. Unfortunately I don’t see Cano getting unless he goes on a torrid run these last weeks.
    Today is a good start though!

  248. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Would be nice to have a 1-2-3 inning right here…just give Nova some confidence, make him feel good, and continue to tack on runs. This game isn’t over by any means (as we saw the other night in Texas up by 3…..) We just need to focus on knocking Garza outta the game

  249. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Pettitte has pitched much better than his line. Defense killed him, especially Romine. Cutters down and in that he didn’t catch that went for 2 wild pitches. 5 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (earned), 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 1 homer allowed.

  250. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    A good time for 1-5 to break out

  251. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Kearns has a relatively long, very top hand dominant swing. He swings at so many bad pitches because he needs to start his swing very early due to its length and orientation.

  252. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    CB,

    Granderson is sorta a funny case since the KC series. He’ll find it for a several AB’s and look great and then he’ll lose it for awhile. I’m sure a lot of it is him still getting used to doing things differently and his new swing…hopefully with time it will become more consistent and he’ll look like the hitter we think he can be on a more regular basis. He’s had two really nice swings tonight.

  253. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Good response, TR10 — you moron

  254. pat September 14th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    mashmore98 Pettitte: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR — That’s likely the end of his night.

    67 pitches, 49 strikes

  255. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Kearns is just swinging at everything right now…looks lost up there.

  256. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Don’t look at Pettittes results. Look at his pitch count. Velocity. And how he feels after.

  257. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    As long as Andy emerges healthy, that’s all that counts…I guess his next start would be Sunday, a long, long time in coming

  258. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    most important stat for Andy tonight: zero groins pulled.

  259. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Blake, that sounds like what happened with Swish last year. I think Curtis just needs that muscle memory – more work over the off-season should really help.

  260. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Isn’t Kearns hurt?

  261. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    GREAT INNING IVAN!

  262. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Where was that 0-1 pitch?? Just put it behind and move forwad. Good job Nova.

  263. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    “most important stat for Andy tonight: zero groins pulled.”

    LOL very true.

    Is this the step upwards we’ve been waiting for? Was last night truly rock bottom?

  264. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Nice shutdown inning from Nova after the runs.

  265. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Sweet. Quick inning. Love it.

  266. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    this kid is GOOD.

  267. Bret The Hitman September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    EFFICIENCY.

    That ball has movement and the Rays can’t square up on Nova.

    SUPERNOVA

  268. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Nova looking sharp….nice shutdown inning after the run support

  269. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    thats what is real nice to see. get a lead, quick 1-2-3 inning, no runs given right back. I really believe Nova has to be the 4th starter in the postseason based on everything we have seen lately. Put Javy in the pen where he has actually been good, and let AJ watch from a distance.

  270. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Look for genius Giradi to pull Nova after 5 innings, and try to mix and match the pen to get the final 12 outs….

  271. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Nova is good. #4 starter down the stretch and, hopefully, into the postseason as well.

  272. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Ben Zobrist is a relatively patient hitter. In that last at bat, he was guessing first pitch fastball, likely thinking that Nova would try to just throw a get me over fastball with the lead.

    Nova threw a fastball – Zobrist got his pitch. But still couldn’t get on top of it due to the location and action of the pitch.

    Very good to see from a young pitcher.

    Nova is inconsistent with his mechanics. But he’s able to control things enough to where the quality of his arm still comes through significantly.

  273. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Can anyone imagine if the Yanks had the guy on the Mets- DUDA?

    John Sterling: “Suzyn, there is goes to left. DOO-DAH, DOO-DAH. The Yankees have a three run lead. Oh the DOO-DAH dayyyyy.”

  274. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    AJ will be in the rotation, count on it.

  275. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    AJ has a role. He bakes pies . . . and muffins. You know — the one who lives on Drury Lane.

  276. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Nova is pitching his was into consideration for a post season start, he looks really good out there…

  277. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Betsy — you’re rarely right. Please don’t start now.

  278. Bret The Hitman September 14th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Nova is certainly making the case for himself to get a playoff start.

    It’d be tough to oust Burnett because of his veteran status, Game 2 win last year and high salary.

    Hughes has earned a spot with 16 wins. He’s also playoff tested.

    But Nova is tough to ignore.

  279. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:18 pm
    AJ will be in the rotation, count on it.
    __

    Probably but he shouldnt be. If Cashman was being honest, then Nova has earned this.

  280. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    You know what’s scary/sad?

    Nova is a better pitcher than AJ Burnett.

    By “pitcher”, I mean the ability to work hitters in and out and up and down.

    He can also change speeds and give them different looks.

    He doesn’t meltdown when he messes up.

    You wonder if a guy like Burnett notices this and realize just how much adjusting he is going to have to make if he ever hopes to be an effective pitcher again.

  281. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Pettitte gave up a bomb in AA?

    Oh he’s gonna hear about that when he returns to the team I’m sure. :lol:

  282. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Um, ok YankFan – trying to pick a fight? What’s your problem? Wow……..

  283. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Actually, AJ was a former Keebler elf, until he grew too large to fit inside the tree..

  284. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Can someone explain why Cervelli just cant hit a HR?

  285. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Who’s to say Phil will be in the rotation?

    I firmly believe AJ will be in the rotation, for many reasons.

  286. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    “Can anyone imagine if the Yanks had the guy on the Mets- DUDA?

    John Sterling: “Suzyn, there is goes to left. DOO-DAH, DOO-DAH. The Yankees have a three run lead. Oh the DOO-DAH dayyyyy.””

    I’m all punned out after listening to Sterling yesterday LOL

  287. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Today Cano is not a leading candidate for MVP, but if he gets hot I would not rule it out.
    If Yanks win the division and Cano makes significant contributions towards that it is a big plus.
    He already has 97 RBI (tied with Hamilton) and has a chance to end with close to 110 RBI.
    He is sixth in the BA and if he gets hot and reaches a BA of 325, could finish with 3rd in AL.
    And he plays 2nd base for winning team.
    His only competition at this time is Cabrera who playing for a losing team.
    It is very much possible he wins MVP.

  288. TR10 September 14th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    As opposed to the Yankees in gray? Calling the kettle black there YankfanCA

  289. Bret The Hitman September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Jeter all over that pitch.

  290. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Jeter’s swing look vintage

    This makes me happy

  291. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    it’s nice to see all of the top of the line-up guys hitting….maybe everyone is heading upwards

  292. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    The old Jeter appears to be stirring from his slumber…..

  293. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Man, that Jeter is so finished…

  294. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Jeter has his stroke back, it’s pretty clear there is a huge difference in his swing the past 3 games…

  295. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    jeter has been hitting better.

    on mlb i think the announcers think the yankees AA team is altoona and the thunder are the opponents. they keep making jokes that make no sense because they seem to be thinking that andy pitched for altoona.

  296. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Another classic Jeterian swing. This is such a relief to see. Even on his outs he’s hitting them in the air the other way the past few days.

    He’s stopped doing that ridiculous swing where he tried to open up his hips early to clear room for his hands.

  297. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Cervelli graduated from the Jason Kendall Institute for Powerless Catchers..

  298. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Woohoo Jeter! Getting back in the groove?

  299. m September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Jeter & Cano both 2-for-2

  300. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I never thought Jeter was done……………………but the next time he makes an out, the clowns will be out in full force

  301. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Nova is doing a great job so far especially considering the strike zone he is getting.

  302. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Excellent point SJ!

    I didnt want to jump to conclusions but i’m trying to remember the last young pitcher the yankees had other than hughes that showed this much promise.

  303. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    CB, when did Jeter make those changes that effed up his swing?

  304. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Actually, AJ was a former Keebler elf, until he grew too large to fit inside the tree..
    —————————

    ROFLMAO

  305. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Just for reference: is “-Matt-” a different from “Matt”?

  306. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    “Nova is a better pitcher than AJ Burnett.”

    I think pending the return of Pettitte, Nova has been the best pitcher behind CC.
    If he continues this, he has to be in the playoffs rotation.

  307. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Joba?

  308. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I’m concerned for this inning….let’s see if he really has it….can he handle Longoria….Pena…..Joyce….the power hitters

  309. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Cb- yes

  310. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    You know, I had been thinking that the Yanks might be interested in bringing Kearns back next year. I mean, he’s a fairly decent OF, with a decent bat.

    However, given that he would be a bench player, and that his swing, if it’s naturally this long….that might mitigate against Cash having interest. Especially given how well Thames has done his job this year. Coupled with Colin Curtis, whom Girardi has said he’s liked his ABs and can play all three OF positions, that might be their 2011 OF bench there, Thames and Colin Curtis. You could do worse.

  311. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Jeter & Cano both 2-for-2
    __
    Jeter is 1-2 with a walk.

  312. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Unfortunately, many pitchers are better than AJ ……..but he’s got currency with the organization and the Yankees think his upside in the post-season is a big enough reason to start him.

  313. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Yes

  314. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Well that was encouraging….1 pitch/1 out from Eva….we’ll take it every time

    Varitek is back tonight…ugh. Anyone see that Boston gets to miss a date with King Felix….it feels like everytime we face Seattle he is in the rotation for the series, and the same for Uncle Cliffy with whatever current team he’s on….luckily that won’t be the case next season for Cliffy

  315. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Unfortunately, many pitchers are better than AJ ……..but he’s got currency with the organization and the Yankees think his upside in the post-season is a big enough reason to start him.

    __

    Well see. Nonetheless. if he is the 4th starter, he will have Nova warming up after the first hit he gives up.

  316. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Fergie Nova is pitching a solid game tonight…

  317. hardwired7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    any time a Yankee hitter drives one to the outfield that looks like it’s going to be caught, a part of me waits for it to a cat walk (the eternal optimist in me, I suppose.)

  318. 98NYY September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I want to join the parade regarding the lack of production from Cervelli. We know he is not going to get a hit. So swinging at the first pitch and going out does not even contribute anything in the bigger picture of getting to the bullpen! I vote Nova starter…AJ long relief not the other way around…

  319. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Nova reminds me of Aceves when he first came up in 2008.

    He knows how to pitch and how to make adjustments. And he’s not scared to throw strikes.

    I like it.

    Mosely’s been alright too but Nova’s been great.

  320. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    The Rays can’t square up on Nova’s fastball at all.

  321. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    That was impressive from Nova. Low pitch count.

    Someone lock Girardi in the manager’s office

  322. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    If AJ pitches is in the postseason rotation, Girardi MUST have a very quick hook if AJ struggles..

  323. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    another quick inning.

    I like SuperNova and he should have come up a month sooner.

  324. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    “when did Jeter make those changes that effed up his swing?”

    MG-

    I can’t back this up more than from memory and observation – but I think it around midseason or just after.

    To me it looked like he was trying to adjust due to problems he was having with inside pitches. Rather than trying to use the swing that made him so successful where he’s leading with his hands he started attacking pitches in a more conventional way. He became more of a “hips” hitter.

    I don’t know if he did it intentionally or unintentionally but he changed the way he was swinging. For the first part of the season he wasn’t great by any means – but he was a league average shortstop at least.

    When he started trying to adjust his swing that’s when he really went into the toilet. I just don’t think Jeter knows how to swing the way he was trying to – it was too far from his natural swing.

  325. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    AC, If Nova outpitches Phil, he’s going to start in his place. It’s hard to believe, but I think that’s the way it is.

  326. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Nice to see Jeter stick a hit in there each game, but, it’s been 19 games in a row without a multi hit game before tonight.

  327. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    That was impressive from Nova. Low pitch count.

    Someone lock Girardi in the manager’s office

    __

    Ha. I hope these quick innings make it harder to pull Nova after 5 like he normally does.

  328. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Nova is really, really impressive. He has a plan and knows what he is doing out there. They should just him a chance to be the #5 starter next year. If they knew he was this good they didn’t need to trade for Vazquez.

  329. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Jeter is showing patience, not swinging at too much garbage, and going opposite field on a hard line a lot more.

    Please be real Please be real Please be real Please be real

  330. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    AJ is not set in the post-season.

    If he was, Cashman would have said so in his media rounds last week.

    Cash was very specific that everybody but CC was pitching for post-season positions.

    He doesn’t go on these talk shows and speak off the cuff.

    The bottom line is, if this kid keeps pitching like this, he’s going to have to be considered for a spot in the post-season rotation.

  331. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I read somewhere that after that 1-7 performance in Texas, Jeter went to KLong. You know, that hitting coach that gets all the criticism for not doing enough….

    SJ – I don’t know that comparing Nova to AJ is scary. Sad, maybe. We know that an athlete’s psychologic background is very important to their success. This may be just another piece of evidence for that.

    In a lot of lines of work, the psychologic aspect can turn a brilliant guy into a bum, and a so-so guy into a star.

  332. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    AC, If Nova outpitches Phil, he’s going to start in his place. It’s hard to believe, but I think that’s the way it is.
    __

    LIke i said, i dont disagree with the possibility you are right. I HOPE that Cashman steps in and makes it clear the best 4 go and right now that is CC, (Pettitte), Nova and Hughes.

  333. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The only way I would give Nova the #5 spot is if Andy comes back………….and even then, I’m not sure.

  334. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Exactly, if Nova can keep it up, he’d be a great Vazquez replacement for next season

  335. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    What about Nova’s innings limit.
    I read sometime back it is also aorund 175 innings.
    They do not care as he pitched in the minors?

  336. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    CC
    Lee
    Hughes
    Pettitte
    Nova

    That can be a good starting 5 next year.

  337. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    sadly Burnett is there. So Nova is not going to get his chance.

  338. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    We should probably wait until Nova starts a whole season before we say he’s better than so-and so. If he ends up the #5 starter, he’s going to have his struggles………..of course he will.

  339. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    You wonder if a guy like Burnett notices this and realize just how much adjusting he is going to have to make if he ever hopes to be an effective pitcher again.
    ——-

    I doubt it. He doesn’t seem to have a high baseball IQ. Maybe as high as Joba’s which isn’t much.

  340. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Unfortunately, many pitchers are better than AJ ……..but he’s got currency with the organization…

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

    Id say he’s got currency because of the organization.

    Lot$ and lot$ of currency. :smile:

  341. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Tex is slumping…

  342. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Nova has been great since coming up. And he’s not even close to being a finished product. His delivery is still relatively unrefined.

    The kid knows how to pitch and has a very live arm. If he could become more consistent with his throwing mechanics he’d have 3 plus pitches.

    Just threw a gorgeous dead fish change last inning. When he’s got his release point right his curve ball has nice bite to it. Importantly he throws both those pitches with good arm speed.

  343. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Mark Teixeira is nothing more than Jason Giambi with a better glove.

    Streaky

    All power

    No consistency

  344. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Nova is just 23…..wow..

  345. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    CB, thanks, it’s hard to believe he would make major changes like that in mid-season unless he was hurting. There is just a huge difference in the way the ball is jumping off his bat the past 3 games. He’s always been a streaky hitter, if he gets hot it will make a big difference in the team the rest of the way.

  346. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    They think AJ has pitched better recently and he sort of has, whereas Phil has continued to struggle. Now if AJ reverts to being horrid, perhaps he won’t start, but I do think he’s got the edge.

  347. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    A-ROD!!!!!!

  348. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    A-bomb!!!!!!!!!

  349. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    A-Bomb

  350. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    in A-Rod we trust

  351. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Alex!! Alex!! Alex!! Alex!! Alex!! What were Kennedy and Staaaaaaaats talking about that Garza is an elite pitcher??

  352. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    A-BOMB! FROM A-ROD!!!

  353. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    hahahahahaha it looked like that was coming down well short of the seats and then it just disappeared.

  354. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    A-BOMB….that was the slowest HR ever….i thought it was still in the park….cause they outfielders were looking up for a little bit

  355. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Brackman pitching in relief. 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts

  356. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    What was the hang time on that punt???

  357. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    so much for the rumors of Arod’s loss of power this year…

  358. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Alex!

  359. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    AN A-BOMB FROM A-ROD

    “Isn’t it amazing Suzyn….you can’t predict baseball. The Yankees can’t hit a lick, and today they have 5 runs already against the best team in baseball.”

  360. m September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Hoot! 7 more to go.

  361. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Pepitone, you’re not serious, are you?

    Teixeira would be a .300+ hitter every year if not for his slow starts
    His slow start was just longer this year

    also he’s not that streaky
    this is really his first small slump since he’s gotten hot

  362. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Go Arod!!! It’s really nice to see them hit Garza. I can’t stand him and his cocky attitude.

  363. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    You could see an absolute moon shot just coming. It’s been coming for days now.

    His swing has been beautiful since coming back. Just beautiful.

    My goodness. How much back spin can a human being put on a baseball with a swing? It’s unreal. The action on the ball is just amazing off his bat when his swing is right.

    What an absolute bomb.

    Thank goodness he’s back and looks healthy.

  364. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    The thing I don’t trust on Nova is he leaves his breaking and offspeed stuff high too often. I would take him over AJ but not Phil.

    CC, Pettitte, Phil, Nova would be a confident rotation in the postseason if you consider their work up until now.

  365. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Garza is the Rays version of AJ.

    He’s either great or awful and is rarely in between those two extremes.

  366. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)
    Who let the dogs out (woof, woof, woof, woof)

    :)

    It looks like someone taught Girardi how to manage again.

    ;)

  367. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    WOW the ump didn’t give Garza the 3-0 gift. Amazing…

  368. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I thought the DL stint would be good for Alex and not just for his calf, but his hip. That rest really appears to have done him some good.

  369. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Come on Berkman!! Hack one out!!!

  370. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    They think AJ has pitched better recently and he sort of has, whereas Phil has continued to struggle. Now if AJ reverts to being horrid, perhaps he won’t start, but I do think he’s got the edge.

    __

    Hughes numbers struggling are still better than Aj’s improved.

    What AJ has done the last three starts is better than before, but hardly good.

  371. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Berkman doesn’t look like he’s seeing the ball well against Garza

    still, he’s 12-25 since coming off of the DL coming into the AB

    just awesome

  372. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Late to the dance (though I was watching this elsewhere) so I don’t know if there’s been “how about Nova in the postseason rotation” talk, but…

    Stranger things have happened, right?

    Having him and Moseley as backup is sure a nice feeling.

  373. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    AC, I don’t think AJ has been particularly good either, but he’s like an incumbent: it’s going to take a LOT to knock him out.

  374. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Bigger beak?? Garza or Nomar??

  375. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    even kearns joining the party.

  376. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    look at that Kearny got a hit

  377. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    “What AJ has done the last three starts is better than before, but hardly good.”

    AJ still has a few more starts to get it right.

    What a difference in the lineup with DJ hitting.

  378. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Berkman since coming off the DL is hitting .500 from the left side.

    Berkman/Thames have DH covered in the playoffs, please round the rest of team into shape

  379. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I would like to be Kevin Long’s agent. He’s on line for a pretty nice multi year contract. The players really buy into his BS.

  380. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    AC, I don’t think AJ has been particularly good either, but he’s like an incumbent: it’s going to take a LOT to knock him out.
    __________

    I agree with you, but i am hoping brains win out over worrying about AJ’s sensitivity.

  381. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    On the mlb network Joe Magrane just compared Alex’s home runs to Harmen Kilibrew’s.

    Kilibrew was way before my time. In some sense I can understand the comparison in terms of home run distance and raw power.

    But just from the old clips I’ve seen and from what I’ve read, that comparison seems off to me. I’ve always associated Kilibrew with tremendous upper body strength and power that was generated by his shoulders and arms and torso that produced a very violent swing with a lot of misses.

  382. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Good bye Mr. Cocky.

  383. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Goodnight Garza!

  384. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    “Bigger beak?? Garza or Nomar?”

    Close, but I say Norman has the edge by a nose…

  385. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Bye Bye S**T CHIN

    Overrated piece of trash

  386. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    That would be “Nomar” not Norman

  387. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Betsy -you’re absolutely right about Alex.

  388. m September 14th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Yes. Good job by Kearns knocking Garza out of the game. Although, the bullpen will probably pitch better.

  389. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    It’s why I’ve been saying he’s got to play.

    He is swinging the bat well and wants to stay in rhythm.

    That’s what he’s been telling Girardi and that’s why he wasn’t happy sitting out two games in a week with an off day.

    Alex is the most rhythm-like player on the team.

    When he is in rhythm, he wants to play everyday.

    He feels he needs to in order for his swing to stay in sync.

  390. Jerkface September 14th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Hughes last 8 starts has a 4.7 ERA (and both his bad starts came against the blue jays)
    AJ’s last 8 has a 6.7

  391. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I wish it was the eighth inning instead of the fifth.

  392. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    You mean Nose-mar?

  393. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    People got on Berk’s case WAY too quickly after he came over – holy cow, people are reactionary. I always thought he’d contribute, and he has – big time. I’m happy for the guy – he has a great sense of humor and just seems like a good person.

  394. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    “The thing I don’t trust on Nova is he leaves his breaking and offspeed stuff high too often. I would take him over AJ but not Phil.”

    That’s an issue. He’s just not consistent with his mechanics yet and that’s why you see the wide variation in the quality of his off speed stuff. His arm action is longish and his release point varies.

    Don’t know if he can fix those problems – but if he could Nova would be very good.

  395. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Wow… who would have predicted this outcome after 4.2 innings?

  396. pat September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    RiverAveBlues McGee in AAA: 17.1 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 27 K.

  397. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Straw, without going through these posts all I can say is that I really hope there hasn’t been any foot stomping and self entitlement tonight because if there has, I personally will have the poster committed – or fitted for coment shoes!

  398. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I remember Harmon Killebrew, and he was definitely an upper body slugger. I don’t get Magrane’s comparison, either.

  399. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Man, it feels like ages since the Yankees were hitting like this.

    Nova has been doing a pretty good job since coming up. He is like a shot of adrenaline seeing a young kid come up and be affective on the mound.

    I’m not going to go overboard with him, but its nice to see him riding the wave so far.

  400. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I am shocked that Girardi isn’t pinch hitting Thames here. You know he loves to use his toys at any chance he gets.

  401. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    mlb just showed garza punch the wall with his pitching hand. pretty dumb .

  402. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Girardi will cool the team right down with some ill-advised days off for some players tomorrow..

  403. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I could be off here, but I actually think it is the opposite with AJ. I think it is going to take a lot for him to start in the playoffs.

    The Yankees can’t be happy at all with how he has performed this year. He has been dreadful and I can’t see them just looking past that and saying you killed us all season, just don’t kill us in the playoffs.

    The comments from Cashman seemed like they were directed at AJ. Show us what you have the last few weeks, or you are not starting.

  404. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    I am shocked that Girardi isn’t pinch hitting Thames here. You know he loves to use his toys at any chance he gets.

    __

    not up 5-0

  405. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Jerkface, but AJ has done it before for the Yankees and he’s a veteran. I don’t know how the Yankees are evaluating Phil, but he’s not pitching well enough to be a slam dunk starter.

  406. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    mmm….”experts” what do you think Joe Madden was thinking, bringing in a prospect pitcher in big game? Should he be fired?

  407. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    this next one has to be coming right down the middle. turn cervelli loose.

  408. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    “People got on Berk’s case WAY too quickly after he came over – holy cow, people are reactionary.

    Uh, yup.

  409. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Very surprised that the Rays didn’t call up Jake McGee earlier this season to help out their pen. Didn’t understand that given how big this year is for them and how much work Soriano and Benoit have gotten.

    McGee had one of the best left arms in the minors. Throws very hard. Off speed stuff is so so. Command is also so so.

  410. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    If Cervelli ever hits a HR, I’ll streak down 5th Ave…. (inside the park homers don’t count!)

  411. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Brackman effective in relief of Pettitte. 3 so in 2 inn.

  412. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Can we ban the bold trisha?

  413. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Trisha-

    It’s been pretty civil and enjoyable so far…as usual when the Yankees are winning.

  414. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    ac1

    hope he broke his hand…..(any pitcher that is dumb enough to do that deserves too)

  415. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    LGY, actually I thought those comments were directed at AJ and Phil…………..

    Joe, that DL stint could have been the best thing to happen to him.

  416. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    But just from the old clips I’ve seen and from what I’ve read, that comparison seems off to me. I’ve always associated Kilibrew with tremendous upper body strength and power that was generated by his shoulders and arms and torso that produced a very violent swing with a lot of misses.
    ——————————–
    CB -

    I was around for Killebrew, and you are right on.

    The Twins fans went from calling him “Killer Killebrew” when he was on, to “Harmless Harmon” when he went on one of his regular down streaks.

    His power was all upper body.

    A-Rod reminds me of Tony Oliva, before he got hurt. Although with more power, obviously.

  417. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    “mmm….”experts” what do you think Joe Madden was thinking, bringing in a prospect pitcher in big game? Should he be fired?”

    :D

    If his name was Joe Girardi you would have already had a forum full of calls for his firing!

  418. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Good job by Cervelli being patient

  419. MG September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    On the mlb network Joe Magrane just compared Alex’s home runs to Harmen Kilibrew’s.

    Kilibrew was way before my time. In some sense I can understand the comparison in terms of home run distance and raw power.

    But just from the old clips I’ve seen and from what I’ve read, that comparison seems off to me. I’ve always associated Kilibrew with tremendous upper body strength and power that was generated by his shoulders and arms and torso that produced a very violent swing with a lot of misses.
    ————————————–
    I saw lots of Killebrew in his prime and also fail to see a comparison to Arod. Killebrew, like you said, was all arms and shoulders and swung out of his socks; Arod is much more fluid at the plate. Maybe Magrane was describing the arc of the home runs rather than the way the ball is hit. Or maybe he has no clue, that’s what working with DeWayne Stats for a long time can do for you :)

  420. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    What in the world are these pitchers doing walking Cervelli the past week??

  421. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Well, a walk IS as good as a hit..

  422. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, best result we could have hoped for there.

  423. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    How does anyone walk these 2 auto outs??

  424. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    On the mlb network Joe Magrane just compared Alex’s home runs to Harmen Kilibrew’s.

    Kilibrew was way before my time. In some sense I can understand the comparison in terms of home run distance and raw power.

    But just from the old clips I’ve seen and from what I’ve read, that comparison seems off to me. I’ve always associated Kilibrew with tremendous upper body strength and power that was generated by his shoulders and arms and torso that produced a very violent swing with a lot of misses.

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

    Killebrew was just brute strength….pretty much a right handed version of Thome with a lower average. High, arching flies to left and center. Not really so much to the opposite field.

    Rodriguez was much more like Mantle in that he could hit them out in any park in any direction. Rodriguez, like Mantle had incredible strength to combine with a blindingly fast bat.

  425. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    velli getting it done :)

    Can Jeter put something up with the based loaded for once?

  426. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Joe from LI-

    Thanks. That’s what I figured. Those two hitters just seemed so different to me even though they both hit a lot of home runs.

  427. m September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    mcgee looks like a fat randy choate in his gameday foto. pitches like him, too. :)

    Wow. First career outing. Way to go, mad-genius. Trying to scar the kid?

    He got squeezed, but that’s what happens to rookies.

  428. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Wow o_O

  429. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    who said that earlier about a bases loaded walk shouldn’t give the batter a RBI.
    Nice one there for Cervelli

  430. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Can you imagine the carrying-on if it were AJ and Joe and the Yanks who were performing like Garza, Maddon, et al here tonight?

  431. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Did he use his pitching hand? Real smart, 2 weeks or so before the playoffs.

  432. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    We can use a Jeterian hit right here

  433. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Pitching around BamBam Cervelli to get to Jeter

  434. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    The ump helps out the rookie here. Good job…

  435. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    how does a man unable to throw a strike get that call?

  436. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “Can we ban the bold trisha?”

    :)

    Is that to be read “Can we ban the bold, trisha?” or “Can we ban the bold trisha?” or a little of both!

  437. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    # CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    That’s an issue. He’s just not consistent with his mechanics yet and that’s why you see the wide variation in the quality of his off speed stuff. His arm action is longish and his release point varies.

    Don’t know if he can fix those problems – but if he could Nova would be very good.
    ___________

    He still pretty young though, and I don’t see him being penciled into the rotation other than as a replacement, but he could end up getting himself straightened out.

    What I like about him is he isn’t afraid major league hitters.

  438. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Joe, we may yet get to see how much carrying on goes on when AJ makes his next start, lol

  439. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    One could easily say that Maddon, by putting in McGee, a rookie pitcher in this spot, was accepting the WC in order to saved his bullpen. Never mind sticking so long with Garza, who didn’t have it tonight.

  440. Lou-in-Vermont September 14th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I guess Jeter, being the good sport that he is, didn’t want to embarass Tampa by getting a based-loaded hit and putting the game out of reach.

  441. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I think this will be a big inning for Nova. In his starts when he gets to the 5th he seems to get tired. So let’s see how he does.

  442. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    “Is that to be read “Can we ban the bold, trisha?” or “Can we ban the bold trisha?” or a little of both!”

    ——————————–

    It depends how often you use the bold type ;)

  443. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I went to get some dinner…just caught up and saw Jeter’s double and Arod’s homer.

    That was classic Jeter….since the 3rd game in Texas against Lee he’s looked much much better and closer the the hitter we all know. Staying back, staying inside the ball, and driving it.

    They showed a side view on Arod’s homer and its just textbook…..hands load, short to the ball, and kaboom…back spin back spin back spin ….

  444. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Joe, the thing is, the Rays are down by 5- I can’t kill Maddon. Last night the Yanks were involved in a tight game – different story.

  445. steve sax arm September 14th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    betsy the stalker chick once again going on about her prey phil. the dude needs to know about this glenn close fatal attraction wacko. sj dude stays away from her now , dude is scared of fatal betsy chick. knows zero about baseball but takes up 10 % of the postings. nut job

  446. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Exactly what I just said. The 5th inning for Nova is usually bad.

  447. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Ugh.

  448. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    pitching to the scoreboard. relax, kid. no problem.

  449. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    awww dammit Nova I wanted you to pitch a shutout…..oh well shake it off buddy

  450. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I think Maddon brought in a prospect because he knows the struggles that the Yankees have had with pitchers they haven’t seen before. And Jeter was struck out, so there could be something to it.

    Nova got burned there. Can’t leave it down the middle of the plate.

  451. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Yikes…hang on gang…..and away we go

  452. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Oh oh…here comes the quick hook…

  453. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    GET RIVERA READY!

  454. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Gotta focus and regroup here and limit damage. Got a 5 run lead, keep pitching like you have been.

  455. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Hey, where’s Matt?

    Anybody seen Matt?

    Oh, that’s right, i forgot, the Yankees are winning.

  456. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pena hits 6-8 HR’s against the Yankees the every year.

    The fifth inning is like a glass ceiling inning for this kid.

    Time to get the bullpen up and not turn this into a game again.

  457. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pepi, MG and GB7-

    Thanks! I knew I could count on you guys. It’s good to hear from people who actually saw Kilibrew play.

    I read about him when I was a kid quite a bit and he never struck me as a balanced hitter. I remember all of the black and white photos of him in books had him in short sleeves and always featured his arms and upper body.

    Even back then I never liked the odd comparisons that would be written about him being similar to mantle. Can’t see the Arod comparison.

  458. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Get the bullpen up!! Nova is a 4 inning pitcher.

  459. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Snyder with his 2nd error of the game. Allowed a runner to get to 2nd base on a dropped infield pop-up. One of Pettitte’s wild pitches was changed to a passed ball on Romine, his 2nd tonight.

    Brackman is in trouble in the 8th inning because of the error, hit batter and an intentional walk. Bases loaded with 1 out in the 8th.

    as I’m typing, Brackman ends the inning with a ground ball DP to short. 2-2 tie starting the 9th inning.

  460. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    so Nova is tired again? already? how can a starter so consistently poop out so early in the game? was this the case in the minors, too?

  461. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Settle down there Nova. You can get out of this inning.

  462. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Maybe Nova can be sent to that Athlete’s Institute to get stronger; maybe that will help his stamina

  463. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    If Nova can navigate through this, he’ll be fine…..calm down everyone, it’s 1 run….

  464. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    2 hits isnt pooping out.

  465. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I’m happy to announce that today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday!

    Funny how something that looks bleak one day can look so bright the next, hey Yankee fans?

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

    So say we can a healthy Andy back, which I truly think is going to be the case. Our postseason, division winning rotation would shape up to be CC, Andy, and AJ, I would think, with Hughes, Moseley, and Nova in the wings. Today that’s feeling pretty good. I would agree that AJ would have to totally spit the bit in the remaining games (I predict the opposite is going to happen) for Joe to even consider not starting him.

  466. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Big K.

  467. blake September 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Nasty hook right there.

  468. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    good job Nova

  469. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    That’s 1 out….he has to take care of the bottom of the order…..let’s not go nuts here.

    Have some confidence, the kid has been pitching good.

  470. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Brignac is still angry about the first pitch strike. It was right down the middle. Quit cursing and sit your backside on the bench Brig knack.

  471. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    maybe we can send Nova to hang with Big Papi this Winter to get ‘stronger’

  472. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    He’s not tired. It’s a mental thing and young pitchers have to fight thru it.

    It’s a part of growing up in the game.

  473. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Maybe Nova can be sent to that Athlete’s Institute to get stronger; maybe that will help his stamina

    __

    Doesnt help that he is pulled in the 5th and 6th inning every start. caant build strength that way.

  474. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    # SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pena hits 6-8 HR’s against the Yankees the every year.

    The fifth inning is like a glass ceiling inning for this kid.

    Time to get the bullpen up and not turn this into a game again.
    _______________

    I wouldn’t pull him just yet. He needs to get pushed a little. There is still cushion enough for it not to get out of hand… yet.

  475. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Leave the kid in, he’s got to learn doesn’t he?

  476. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “If Nova can navigate through this, he’ll be fine…..calm down everyone, it’s 1 run….”

    I was posting and so didn’t see poster reaction here. Are they really starting to kvetch or was that pre-emptory? Neither would surprise me.

  477. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Girardi can’t let this inning get out of hand. They have 5 runs to work with and who knows if they can score more. Nova has only thrown 60 pitches he shouldn’t be tired but if he walks this batter Girardi has to take him out.

  478. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Walking Jaso could lead to issues….Craw/Evan waiting in the wings

  479. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, he got a cheap call in his favor, and Kennedy and Staaaaats are whining and complaining. And it didnt matter anyway. They whined about it, but they didnt care when Garza couldnt throw a strike and was getting gifted strike after gifted strike. Put it behind and move forward.

  480. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Jaso has killed the Yankee pitching all year.

  481. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    oh no. girardi going to the book.

  482. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    This is scary now….imagine if jeter got a hit last inning, this wouldn’t be that bad.

    John Jason is absolute garbage.

  483. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    “Leave the kid in, he’s got to learn doesn’t he?”

    Me too Pep.

  484. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Now you have to get him out of there.

    Can’t wait because he’s pitching the Rays back into this game.

  485. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Girardi put down your stupid freaking book and take the kid out. Nova was too worried with Upton at 2nd base instead of worrying about the batter.

  486. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    This is not good. Do not let panic set in.

  487. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Pepi, MG and GB7-

    Thanks! I knew I could count on you guys. It’s good to hear from people who actually saw Kilibrew play.

    I read about him when I was a kid quite a bit and he never struck me as a balanced hitter. I remember all of the black and white photos of him in books had him in short sleeves and always featured his arms and upper body.

    Even back then I never liked the odd comparisons that would be written about him being similar to mantle. Can’t see the Arod comparison.

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

    I would have compared Killebrew to Dick Stuart, but, they’re from the same era. Killebrew was rather short (about 5’10″ and weighed about 210 pounds) but, built like a linebacker. Hugh hands and arms. A blacksmith in flannels.

  488. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Well the Yanks have to win these games, not develop Nova………….

  489. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    one more hit or walk and get him out of there. no need to let this thing get too close

  490. CB September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Nova’s stuff still looks fine. He’s just got to settle down here and get through this inning.

    He’s leaving his pitches up in the zone.

  491. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I know Nova was trying to throw strikes with the lead, so the HR to Pena I wasn’t upset about. But, the double to Upton, and now this single to Jaso for the run….makes me wonder if Nova might be better used, at least short term, as a Ramiro Mendoza wannabe.

  492. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    he isnt tired. he is getting hit. was garza tired when the yankees shelled him earlier? relax.

  493. Ruby Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    It is so obvious now: the Rays will sweep. :(

  494. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    This isn’t the time to learn – in a pennant race?

  495. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    See if he can get Zobrist, if not, pull him.

  496. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I wonder if the issue is him wanting a win so much that it amps him a little more, and it affects his control.

  497. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    We do have the big boys coming up…lets see if he can pitch outta this, and maybe we can tack 1 back on

  498. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Girardi killed the bullpen for 3 days with his debacle in Texas.

    Do not do it again. Nova looks fine. Pitchers give up runs.

  499. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    and who would everyone like joe to bring in tonight if he goes to the pen in the 5th inning? hope you all are excited to see Joba at some point tonight.

  500. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Hello, ruby trolls day.

  501. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    It’s too bad. For four innings, Nova is better than AJ and Hughes.

  502. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    It’s amazing how Eiland hasn’t come out to say anything to Nova yet. Texas and Tampa’s pitching coach comes out every other second and Girardi just stands there with that stupid look on his face.

  503. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Good pitch right there. Nova looks fine….gotta let him battle in the 5th inning.

  504. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    He can’t afford to kill the pen tonight anyway because Phil does tomorrow and he’s a 5 inning pitcher at this point. I’m not happy with Joe, but his SP leaves him very little room. Bring in Alby at some point……….

  505. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Robertson, the Eraser, is up.

    This is big for Nova, he has to show he can get past trouble and the third time thru the order.

  506. thebabeliveson September 14th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Nova can’t be tired after 65 pitchs…at 6′ 4″ and 220 lbs he has to be stronger than that.

    I think he lost a little concentration and needs to refocus. rookie mistake.

  507. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    take him out.

  508. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    The at-bat of the game is right here. He walks Crawford…Longoria is waiting

    Let’s see if Nova can do this

    COME ON IVAN!

  509. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    oh c’mon ump that was a K

  510. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Nova’s shying away from his fastball after that home run to the left handed Pena.

  511. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    will we see javy tonight?

  512. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Have to go after Crawford here…don’t want Longoria up there with a chance to make it 6-5 with one swing.

  513. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    This is making me sweat….I don’t want a close game, I want a sure victory. Pleaseeee

  514. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    He’s leaving his pitches up in the zone.
    ———

    Don’t your pitches get up in the zone when you are tired? The 5th inning hasn’t been kind to Nova in his starts so far.

  515. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Unbelievable. Can’t ever have an easy game.

  516. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Let him finish the inning.

  517. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Ballsy move.

    Girardi is either getting a pass, or is about to get villified here

  518. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    He better stay away from Eva here

  519. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Come on Nova, beat Eva Longoria. :twisted:

  520. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    ok now joe is going to take him out.

  521. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    What the f**k are they waiting for

  522. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    That’ll do it for Ivan.

  523. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    How many innings did Nova pitch this year? Maybe he’s tired?

  524. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Oh well…

  525. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Robertson and Logan have to see action this game. Apart from winning, the game, they can’t give guys the dry hump. It will kill your pen.

    And now Nova has to come out. Just a matter of when the pitcher are ready.

  526. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    so everyone but girardi knows nova can’t go five full innings?

  527. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Another dumb move. Having Nova pitch to Longoria.

    Girardi is becoming a huge problem with this team.

  528. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Not a good sign when the young pitcher looks puzzled and starts shaking his head,

  529. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    why isnt logan coming in?

  530. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    What in the world is Girardi waiting for?!?!?!?! Nova is done. He is a 4 inning pitcher. Hasn’t he proved that so far??? I love how the infielders have a meeting with the pitcher and the pitching coach is looking at that stupid book.

  531. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    If it’s Robertson, this is early for him………….very early.

  532. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Too many good pitches to hit. He’s ahead in the count there. No reason to give longoria anything over the plate kike that.

  533. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    GO IVAN!

  534. NYY fan in NH September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    well that lead was cut in half rather quickly..

  535. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Nova is like the other members besides CC of the rotation. Solid 4 inn

  536. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Wait, he’s leaving Nova in? Oy vey

  537. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    curse word.

  538. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Oh come on

  539. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    One batter too many.

  540. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Okay, I think it’s fair to take him out now.

  541. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Yikes!!!

  542. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    ok so game 4 of the playoffs…

    nova for 4
    Javy in relief.

  543. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    in a matter of minutes.. the lead has dwindled

  544. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    One? Try 4.

  545. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    It’s similar to Ted Lilly when he was here. Trouble getting pass the 5th inning with the lead.

  546. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I hate Girardi. Should have taken him out before Longoria….would have maybe saved 2 runs

    I really hate this team these days

  547. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    This is a tough spot for Boone Logan to come into.

  548. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    wow, girardi truly is the worst manager in baseball

  549. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    aww i thought Nova could get out of it can’t complain too much…..but maybe Joe should have taken him out two batters ago

  550. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Oops, mistake – that was Longoria that got that hit.

    I can’t blame Joe – it’s not even 5 innings and now he has to kill the pen tonight

  551. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Unreal . . . giving it all back. Well played, Girardi.

  552. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Thank God he’s finally out of the game. Christ… he was going to single handedly give up the game.

  553. Bryan September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Pathetic

    I am sick and tired of gutless performance after gutless performance

  554. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    pathetic job by Nova. Get 1 out before giving up 2 more runs and he couldnt do it. More pathetic is the Rays actually efforting; they arent ripping balls up the middle and looping balls in there with 2 outs. They go down against the red sox 6-0 and they’re done.

  555. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Girardi has been absolutely brutal handling this staff the 2nd half

  556. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    out now

  557. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    out now

  558. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Kid put us in a tough spot burn our lefty in the fifth

  559. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    WOW!

  560. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Wow, left him in too long. But i saw Pena and Eiland agree with the decision though.

  561. NYY fan in NH September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    wow all this with 2 outs.. 6-4 now. I almost started to feel comfortable, not now!

  562. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Like* hehe… This is gettin unreal. Didn’t have a problem with him going against longoria, but that was nuts to let him face joyce…

  563. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This would be the worst defeat this season, in a week of worst defeats.

  564. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This is on Joe….Nova was losing it and he shoulda pulled the plug….he coulda went with the bullpen for 1 inning each and not taxxed them

    Thanks Kearns BTW, you waste of space

  565. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    WAKE UP girardi…

  566. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    If we lose this game……….

  567. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    If Joe Girardi is really trying to get himself fired he’s doing a great job.

    Ninth straight game of moron managing.

    A rested pen and an off day on Thursday and he pulls this crap tonight.

    Amazing.

  568. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    guess he won’t be taking Hughes’ spot

  569. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    ok now it is time to go. mood changed, and the whiners are out now.

  570. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    By the way, Gardy fields that fly in his sleep.

  571. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    if the Yankees lose 7-6 – we all know who to thank.

  572. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    When the umpires aint cheatin’ ya, your own guy is cheatin’ ya. Nice to see no offensive outburst with CC on the hill yesterday. And Staaaats and Kennedy keep whining about balls and strikes, but when the play the Red Sox, they never show FOX TRAX and all they do is talk about how great pitchers deserve those calls in re: to Beckett Lester even Dice K

  573. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This would be the worst loss of the season hands-down.

    This would be unreal

  574. PittsburghYankeeFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    He should have taken him out after the walk. Quick hook against garbage teams like Balitmore, but he decides to let him stay in now?

    What the heck is he smoking?

  575. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    SJ, who would you have brought in?

  576. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    The pitching coach and stupid manager were too busy reading the book of morons instead of coming out to talk to the pitcher. What is Eiland’s job???

  577. MG September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Girardi is in a slump, he’s making so many decisions that don’t work out it’s unbelievable. It’s almost like he’s got ‘paralysis by analysis’-instead of going with his gut and experience he’s overanalyzing everything. He pulled Nova the last time he was in this situation and it worked out, tonight he decided to go against his gut and let the Rays back in the game.

  578. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Nova’s inconsistency with his mechanics seem to hurt him the third time through the line up.

    It looked like the Rays adjusted that inning and were waiting for mistakes in location to square up.

    Very tough game now once again. Really not sure what’s going on with the status of the Yankees pen.

    Robertson and Logan were ready. It looked to me like that was an evaluation for Nova throwing a game in the post season.

  579. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Ouch. Can’t blame Joe for that … Nova imploded.

  580. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    C’mon, Girardi knows what he’s doing. It’s only one game, after all.

  581. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    C’mon, Girardi knows what he’s doing. It’s only one game, after all.

  582. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Damn. I thought Nova would get through that.

  583. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    crap

  584. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Wow

  585. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Unreal!

  586. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Horrific

  587. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Good job YANKEES!!

  588. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    FOX TRAX again saying he Logan didnt deserve that call. Oh well, there goes that game. So much for this.

  589. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    man, this sucks. big time.

  590. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Fugggggg.

  591. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Brackman through 4 innings of relief, 4 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. 2-2 top of the 10th inning

  592. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    And the Ivan Nova Experience fades into the sunset.

  593. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Girardi should be fired tonight

  594. JoeyA September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Girardi should give the Steinbrenners a week of pay back.

  595. Bryan September 14th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    the Yankees need a manager

  596. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    # Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    if the Yankees lose 7-6 – we all know who to thank.
    __________________________

    You’re good.

  597. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    F’in MORONS!

  598. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    did we really just blow a 6-0 lead???????????????????????????????????????????

    you have got to be kidding me

  599. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    wow all of you were right. good thing he went to the pen.

  600. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    C’mon Yanks!!

  601. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    That is a crusher!

  602. pat September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Unreal

  603. Lou-in-Vermont September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    devastating…….

  604. Yogi Mantle September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Crap. Just crap.

  605. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Ok, maybe this really isn’t their season.

  606. JM September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    If that was an audition, I don’t think Nova gets the part.

  607. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Just wow

  608. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Y the hell didn’t be bring in Logan to face Joyce?

  609. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    If George was alive and well Girardi wouldn’t last until tomorrow.

  610. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    And we have just witnessed utter implosion on a grand scale. Kiss this team goodbye.

  611. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I’m done with this team

  612. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Believe me – I wish I was wrong.

  613. JoeyA September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    no words.

  614. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    This manager needs to be fired tonight.

    If not, there is a very real possibility this team won’t make the playoffs.

  615. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    are you kidding me?

  616. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Unbelievable. Girardi really has the opposite of the Midas touch right now….Willy Aybar…..seriously.

  617. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I’m not going to blame Joe – he can not keep burning this pen. Logan chose a bad time to have a bad game.

    This is also another example of how it will b

  618. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    the Yanks have looked absolutely horrible for days and days and days

  619. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I wanted to leave Nova in so I can’t get mad at Girardi for that, but when he did go to the bullpen why Logan over Robertson?

    Girardi had to know that if he sent in Logan, Maddon would send up a RHB to pinch hit.

    Robertson is the better option because he can get both LHB and RHB out.

  620. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    6-0 and the rays come back.

  621. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Girardi should be fired, I hate his guts so much. Just ruined my entire night

  622. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    the ultimate collapse. worst loss of the season

  623. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    *facepalm*

  624. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    And yes keeps showing the rays dugout?? Wtf??? Like any yankee fan wants to see that???

  625. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I wonder if Nova would’ve given up a dinger there…we’ll never know.

  626. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Girardi has to go. This is not spring training, stop auditioning guys and giving up games. The Yanks can’t hit and finally score 6 runs and he just allowed his pitcher to give them all back. I am sick and tired of this fool who can’t manage under pressure. NY is pressure so get out of here.

  627. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Nova just pitched himself out if any post season discussion

  628. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I mean, that having one lefty is not a good situation. You use him early and then that’s it.

  629. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    If he went to the pen before Nova chocked up 6 runs, that would’ve smart.

  630. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    A mess

  631. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    No one listened when I sad we might miss the playoffs. We can’t win any games at all.

  632. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    “Damn. I thought Nova would get through that”

    I also. I will be stunned though if this is the end of the Yankee scoring.

    Yes it did look like an audition for the postseason.

  633. Yankee44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The minute the announce team said “Logan has a 0.53 ERA since the All-Star break”, it was the kiss of death :P

  634. JM September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    devastating. there are no words

  635. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The game is not over yet…………

  636. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    After the Yankees lose this game, jusy rest the injured guys for the rest of the season. It simply doesn’t matter anymore.

  637. PittsburghYankeeFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    This is unbelievable. There must be something going on with Girardi. This all started happening after the Cubs job came open.

    That is the only explanation.

    The manager is killing the team.

  638. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    There are four innings left in this game and their starter is out. It is not over yet. The offense just needs to continue to awaken.

  639. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    This game is now a big time gut check for the Yankees and their manager.

    Horrible swing of momentum in a game they appeared to have in hand.

    It’s inexcusable that after having so many relievers unavailable yesterday they didn’t add anyone to the pen tonight to lengthen it.

    They simply have far fewer pitchers in the pen to use than the opposition and that handicap is hurting them terriblly both in this series and in the texas series.

  640. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Um, last time I checked a baseball game is 9 innings – and there is slightly less than zero chance of a rain delay.

  641. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Now this would be the worst loss of the season. Can kiss the division n HFA away if they don’t show some guts

  642. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Baltimore is rolling. This could become an 0 – 9 road trip. Unfriggin real. Unimaginable. These are the Yankees of the early 90s.

  643. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    5 runs with 2 outs. This is the waste our farms is. We get all these meaningless updates for our farm system that will never do anything with us. OUr great rotation of Betances, etc. will never do anything. ANYTHING. They wont be able to get out of the 5th inning like this bum Nova.

  644. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    looking like a worse lost then last night.

    i was yelling at the tv for the left fielder ab to take nova out…

    classic girardi… sentimentality got you wooped.

    fre falling. morons..

    btw nice ab with the bases loaded for jeter.. does el capitan have a hit with the bases loaded this year?????????????????

    what a friggin joke……..

  645. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    “the ultimate collapse. worst loss of the season”

    Oh so the Yankees will now stop hitting because the Rays just took the lead? PUH-LEASE.

  646. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Should’ve been over. Girardass let the Rays have life. He’s a moron of epic proportions.

  647. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I’m numb right now.

    We were up 6-0 this inning. We couldn’t get through it? We couldn’t get out Jaso? We couldn’t get out Upton? This is horrific

  648. NYY fan in NH September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    now this is a collapse here.. Unbelieveable

  649. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Nova facing longoria…just no….the idea that ” you got to get the kid a win”. The kid pitched his way out of a it..rested bullpen after last nights nonsense… Well they are still rested

  650. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    This is absolutely My9 curse.

  651. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    “If not, there is a very real possibility this team won’t make the playoffs.”

    Who would make it in place of us???? The Red Sox???? I thought they were cooked a long time ago ;)

  652. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Well got to go back to work offensively now. Don’t know how many more runs we can expect out of an offense that has been shitty all week, but its going to take a few more. Oofta

  653. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    some idiot still talking about not making the playoffs? seriously. go jump off a bridge please. not figuratively.

  654. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    And we’re not going to miss the postseason. Please try to control yourselves. This game is far from over.

  655. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Geez, ,we’re down by 1 run. If you have no faith in your team to come back, why not just quit on them now and stop watching?

  656. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    We have to have some sort of hope here…..maybe get a run back, something….I am so upset over this, but we have to hope we can maybe come back and get 2 or 3 this inning

  657. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I will never understand how we can give up seven runs in one inning to the team that has a half game lead on us in September…..how do you win 8 in a row and then lose 9 out of 10….not saying this game is lost yet but seriously!

  658. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    “some idiot still talking about not making the playoffs? seriously. go jump off a bridge please. not figuratively”

    Amen.

  659. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    see how quick Madden switched to his better bullpen

  660. MG September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    this game is far from over but, at the same time, what was Girardi thinking last inning? How the hell did he let Nova put the tying runs on base in the 5th inning of a game they really need to win?

    Bad managing, bad decision making, he’s really overthinking everything right now.

  661. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    If the Yankees play like this in the postseason – who cares if they make it or not? It’s one and done.

  662. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    The Rays are not this good, it’s more like the fact that the Yankees are just that bad.

    At a certain point a slump becomes more than just bad luck, and it looks like it’s really getting in their heads right now the way they are playing and managing so tight.

    If the Yankees go on to lose this game, it would be one of the most embarrassing losses of the entire season if not the most. You have to be able to hold a lead like that in a game like this, there’s really no excuse, and to give it up in 1 inning to the singles hitting Rays offense is just sad.

  663. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    The Rays now have a huge structural advantage in this game with the lead.

    Both starters are out of the game very early in the game. The rays have a lead in a battle of the pens.

    The Rays still have Jeremy Hellickson to use and he’s been great since he’s been called up. They also have more arms in the pen and more rested arms.

    Very tough game. Probability is not with the yankees.

  664. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I mean who cares if nova gets the win? You got stop the bleeding that Inning!!

  665. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    “Yankees of the early 90′s”

    Obviously you didn’t watch those teams much. Winning 87 games would have been a banner year for them.

  666. Ruby Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I told you so.

    No?

  667. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Girardi is costing himself the Cubs job

  668. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks don’t score another run tonight after what happened in that inning. I could only imagine the things that Jeter, Arod, Posada and all of the veterans on this team say about Girardi. It wouldn’t surprise me if they go to the Steinbrenner’s and ask for Girardi not to be back next year. He has no business being the manager for this team.

  669. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I was fine leaving Nova in – you can’t keep burning the pen – and Logan has done a great job. Tonight? What can you do? He didn’t have it.

  670. joeman September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    # joeman September 14th, 2010 at 6:21 am

    it’s very possible that they get swept in this series also, they just aren’t playing well now…

  671. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    # CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    The Rays now have a huge structural advantage in this game with the lead.

    Both starters are out of the game very early in the game. The rays have a lead in a battle of the pens.

    The Rays still have Jeremy Hellickson to use and he’s been great since he’s been called up. They also have more arms in the pen and more rested arms.

    Very tough game. Probability is not with the yankees.

    Hes been bad in the Pen. At the same time, the Yanks have never seen him before.

  672. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Unreal . . . giving it all back. Well played, Girardi.
    __

    Uh. Logan still would have faced Aybar and still would have given up the homerun.

  673. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    “Geez, ,we’re down by 1 run. If you have no faith in your team to come back, why not just quit on them now and stop watching?”

    Seriously.

    “I will never understand how we can give up seven runs in one inning to the team that has a half game lead on us in September…..how do you win 8 in a row and then lose 9 out of 10….not saying this game is lost yet but seriously!”

    Stacey, not of what you’ve said is at all unusual. This is baseball.

  674. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Good start there, have to keep battling through this nonsense. Only option.

  675. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Well, the game is still going to be played, so it doesn’t matter what the odds are…………..

  676. steve sax arm September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    slightly less than zero stalker betsy chick. you are real sharp one . now you are defending giradi after all week calling for his canning. go away now and take all your thimble of baseball knowledge with you. oh vey you.

  677. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Days like this make me miss old firey George. Girardi would’ve been fired before the 8th inning.

  678. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    .474 average against out of the pen. We’ll see what happens.

  679. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Lol the overreaction tho is pretty funny. It actually makes me laugh. Seriously tho, just once, the offense needs to bail out the pitching. This is the biggest pitching blowup in a while. The offense has to pick them up.

  680. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    These aren’t the 2007 Mets. They won’t blow a 7 game lead with 20 to play

  681. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    yankees will make the playoffs and they will be fine.

  682. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Maddon going for the kill bringing in Hellickson. At least one manager in this game plays for the win.

  683. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Again Joe contradicts himself…. Everything by the numbers or the book… In every start nova struggles to get through the fifth.. He is struggling and he leaves him in to face longoria… Just plain silly

  684. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    So you guys wanted the starter taken out after less than 5 – and who would you have brought in? Then what? Use another 4 relievers?

  685. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    SJ44 is totally right. He and I don’t always agree, but he’s right. If you are saving these releivers, use them when the bleeding has to be stopped. Girardi is a complete moron.

  686. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    SJ44 talking about us missing the playoffs. Talk about delusional!! :lol:

  687. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    It appears that some people think Nova staying in was a bad move, others thought it could have worked out. It’s over.

    Yankees have been hitting. This game is far from over. Get behind your team and keep the faith.

  688. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    If you are going to make a move there with the bullpen it can’t be Logan.

    Maddon completely negated any advantage Logan brings over Nova, because he sent up a pinch hitter. Girardi had to know that would happen.

  689. Red Lobster September 14th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    # CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    5 runs with 2 outs. This is the waste our farms is. We get all these meaningless updates for our farm system that will never do anything with us. OUr great rotation of Betances, etc. will never do anything. ANYTHING. They wont be able to get out of the 5th inning like this bum Nova.

    ——————-

    Agree 100%

    Our kids can’t even hold 6 run leads in a pennant race.

  690. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Can arod do it again?

  691. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    “Hes been bad in the Pen. At the same time, the Yanks have never seen him before.”

    Let’s hope. They need to win this game.

  692. Purenyyankee September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    More brilliance by our fearless leader Stump Girardi. More worried about hurting Nova’s feelings than giving him the hook. One batter too late, Stump.

  693. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Good start to the inning here. Lets Go Alex!

  694. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Maddon going for the kill bringing in Hellickson. At least one manager in this game plays for the win.

    __

    Yeah 1-1 off hellickson so far…

  695. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    You take out Nova and have Robertson pitch to Longoria.

    Actually, you pull Nova a little sooner.

    Absent that, no way you have Nova pitch to Longoria with Robertson ready.

    Also, you know Maddon isn’t going to have Joyce hit against Logan because Joyce doesn’t hit lefties.

    He screwed up once again.

    He’s a BIG problem now. The biggest one on the team and that ain’t good.

  696. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    don’t want to say anything yet……

  697. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    C’mon Alex, pick us up again,

  698. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    How many games are the Yanks going to have to beat the opposing team plus their own manager? Girardi was in over his head in the play offs last year and I can only imagine how many bad moves he will make this year.

  699. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    There are four more innings and the Yanks are down by 1 run.

    Now a few here want to fire the manager.
    May be the blog will be better of if these troll like posters are fired from here.

  700. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    C’mon Alex, pick us up again.

  701. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Trisha

    Girardi had to wait to use Logan until a LH batter was coming up. Instead of just yanking Nova and putting in Robertson for Longoria. Girardi decided to wait for a matchup, in which Maddon outsmarted him anyways by PH for Johnson.

  702. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If our offense is going to show some signs, now would be a good time……keep it continous this game…

  703. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Now we find out what guts this team has

  704. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    When Nova started leaving the ball up and walking batters, it was time to give him the hook. Giving a rookie a “W” in the middle of a pennant race is asinine.

  705. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If Arod walks.. I like our chances with Robbie and bases loaded

  706. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    He’s got to avoid the double play. They need a bomb in the worst way.

  707. Dassit September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Hellickson has been garbage in his two relief outings since being recalled.

  708. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I hope A-Rod can calm down, and take the walk, then let Robbie work some magic

  709. Pat M. September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Yanks bounce back this inning…Don’t know how Aybar hit that pitch into the stands…Golf shot, maybe a 7 iron

  710. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more SJ44. A-Rod swings at misses at ball 3.

  711. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “You take out Nova and have Robertson pitch to Longoria. ”

    I wanted him to pitch to Crawford, after he walked him though you had to go to Robertson with Longoria coming up.

  712. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    A win is still possible. But this team’s already shaky confidence is taking a beating.

  713. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I admit that’s pretty asinine – bringing in a lefty, when Maddon is just going to PH for his lefty. That said, Logan didn’t have to make such a bad pitch.

  714. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Why didnt alex crush that?

  715. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    This is another example of how ridiculous it is that they don’t have more leftys in pen

  716. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    same people that complain about not letting nova go 5 complain that he wasnt taken out soon enough. amazing.

  717. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Sure the Yankees can come back and win.. But instead of having breathing room you are in a dog fight now..that could go either way. Game went from 6-3 to 7-6 in a hurry…all because..” we got to get the kid a win”

  718. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Why are people still watching if this game is over? If they think we’re bound to definitely lose?

  719. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Great slide, Tex. Clutch right there. Horrible swing by Alex. Horrible at bat. Should have been 3-0

  720. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Robbie needs to get thus run in.

  721. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Nice hustle by Teixeira. 2-0 count to Alex was a ball and he swung weakly at that slop pitch. But on 2-1 right down the middle, he took it :roll:

  722. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I got on the subway it was 6-0!

    Flabergasted.

  723. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    at least no DP….Robbie can tie with an out….don’t think it would have been a DP even with a good throw

  724. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    That was a poor at-bat for Alex…..he has been so good lately, that was disappointing. We need at least a tie here…I’d like the lead back, but we need a tie

  725. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Abes Odd World, as others suggested, it might have been an audition for the postseason.

    But it’s over. Best to move on.

    The Yankee offense isn’t going to go into a forum-like tailspin because the Rays took the lead.

    And yes, anyone talking about the Yankees not making the postseason IS delusional.

  726. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    “Golf shot, maybe a 7 iron” A Vlad iron.

  727. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t think it was getting the kid a win as much as girardi’s obsession with matchiuos and a gamble to get out of the inning. Neither of which worked.

  728. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Arod helped him out a little in that AB…

  729. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Girardi has gotten so outmanaged lately it’s not even funny, and everyone in the world can see it when it unfolds.

    He brings in Boone Logan to face one of their lefty hitters, so what will Maddon do with the expanded rosters? Obviously pinch hit with a right hander. Then Girardi has already lost his matchup and given himself an even less favorable one by bringing in the left hander.

    Dan Johnson is hitting under .200 on the season. Willy Aybar is hitting .250 and has some power. Who would you rather be facing at that point in the game?

    Girardi thinks he’s outsmarting other managers by going to the matchups, when in reality the only one he’s outsmarting is himself. I wonder if Joe Maddon is snickering to his coaching staff every time Girardi decides to go to his bullpen.

  730. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Betsy,

    They can’t burn the pen with an off day on Thursday.

    Vazquez is also available in the pen today.

    You can’t blow the lead in that inning in a game they have to win.

    They can’t keep losing every night.

    Girardi also can’t keep making these nightly mistakes.

    He’s killing this team right now.

  731. Ruby Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Come on, Yankees, prove me wrong.

    I doubt you could.

  732. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    You take out Nova and have Robertson pitch to Longoria.

    Actually, you pull Nova a little sooner.

    Absent that, no way you have Nova pitch to Longoria with Robertson ready.

    Also, you know Maddon isn’t going to have Joyce hit against Logan because Joyce doesn’t hit lefties.

    He screwed up once again.

    He’s a BIG problem now. The biggest one on the team and that ain’t good.
    —-

    He totally lost the chess match that inning..that whole inning made no sense.. The kid is a rookie who cares if he gets a win..Robertson well rested should have pitched to longoria

  733. MG September 14th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    how anyone can criticize an Arod AB tonight after an RBI single and a HR is beyond comprehension. This isn’t a video game, it’s real baseball.

  734. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Yanks gona win this.

  735. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    “Why are people still watching if this game is over? If they think we’re bound to definitely lose?”

    Because miserable people like nothing more than to impose their misery on the rest of the world Betsy. It’s what makes their lives worth living.

  736. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Hellickson throwing everything low and away trying to get Cano to roll over on the ball.

  737. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I still cannot believe we blew a 6-0 lead….I don’t remember the Yankees doing that at all recently….except that sad game to Cleveland this year…which was IN MAY….and NOT IN A DIVISION RACE

  738. Pat M. September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Betsy, that really wasn’t such a bad pitch in truth

  739. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    this is basically looking like an INT BB to Cano

  740. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    I got on the subway it was 6-0!

    Flabergasted.
    —-_

    You should have just rode it all night

  741. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    SJ, good points – and I’m hardly a Joe supporter.

    Robby!!!!!

  742. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    trisha acts like she’s never met a Yankee fan before ROFL.

  743. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    cano getting it back.

  744. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Robbie out of his slump!

  745. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    CANO!

  746. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    still need 12 outs though.

  747. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Piece of cake.

  748. igotid88 September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    CA-YES

  749. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Girardi should be fired because he let Cano bat, is that right SJ, Matt :)

  750. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    thank you Robbie I really love you, you are the best

    what I didn’t want to say earlier…its nice to see the Yankee hitters bounce back that’s how you know the hitting is getting back to where it should be…..I hope that Thames PH for Kearns

  751. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Leave it to our MVP to help us here. Lance – now would be a splendid time…oh nevermind…..here comes Kearns…..can we PH Swish? Nope…….I have some confidence in Austin….he has been good with the bases loaded this season

  752. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    posada is o-ever pinch hitting, so Kearns has to make it happen here.

  753. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Nice, show some heart. Let’s Go.

  754. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    trisha – i don’t believe it was a post season audition as it was just allowing him to finish the inning. But when batters are teeing off your waist high offerings and walking batters, it’s time to go whether or not your in line for the win or not.

    It was a dumb position that ended up costing the Yankees a lead they haven’t had in days. Now they have to fight hard and burn arms to get a win they so desperately need.

    I do believe the Yankees will make the post season. I agree, those claims of the Yankees fall off the map are ludicrous, but they way they’ve been playing, they won’t be in the post season for long.

    Time for a gut check.

  755. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Atta kid Cano!!

  756. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    MG, good point…………..I guess Alex has to do everything for this team; can’t anyone else pick HIM up? Which Robby did………..

    Pat M, I’m not upset with Logan – he’s done a great job.

  757. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Maddon is going to Qualls.

  758. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    ROBBIE!!!!

  759. REZ12 September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I hate to say it, but this is shaping up eerily similar to the 2007 Mets collapse

    They were cruising, looked like the best team in the NL at the time…. then everything just hit the fan in the middle of September…. their starters all collapsed at the same time, their bullpen was great all year but slumped at the worst time, the offense went cold, when they hit they didn’t pitch and vice versa. Then when they hit, they blew huge leads and lost games. And Willie made plenty of questionable moves like Girardi is as well.

    Boston could be 6 back after tonight. And with Hughes tomorrow and pathetic Seattle for them? 5 back by tomorrow is a real possibility. Then Girardi will be forced to put the pedal back on the gas… except he will have to do it against the Rays, Sox, and Jays, teams that are tough even if we’re trying.

    They are just imploding in every facet before our eyes.

  760. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    i’d actually consider letting juan miranda hit here instead of kearns.

  761. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “trisha acts like she’s never met a Yankee fan before ROFL.”

    Actually being in RI I have to say I hadn’t been exposed to the oppressive, whining, always complaining, self-entitled, fearful type that I’ve come across on this forum ever before. Yes you’re right.

  762. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    posada is o-ever pinch hitting, so Kearns has to make it happen here.
    ——

    Pinch hit for cervalli not kearns

  763. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    That a kid Robbie.

    Its curious how Girardi keeps burning his only lefty so early in games….especially in situations where a right handed pinch hitter is a possibility. Logan isn’t all that effective against righties so really you’re burning him and also having him face a bad matchup to boot.

  764. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Putting the kid in the Pen is a mistake. Joba and Price did well in the pen because of the fastballs they have.

  765. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Chad Qualls?

    He sucks slightly less now than he did in Arizona no?

  766. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    brackman with 5 shutout innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, 1 hit batter for the 3-2 win.

  767. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “Because miserable people like nothing more than to impose their misery on the rest of the world Betsy. It’s what makes their lives worth living.”

    That is absolutely right.
    Some of these folks have such a miserable life, they want every one else here to have the same kind of misery.

  768. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    They have to pinch hit here for Kearns. Let Thames or Nunez hit, let anyone hit but not ice cold Kearns. But since this is a spring training game for Girardi he will let Kearns hit here.

  769. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Logan isn’t the issue.

    There was no way he was going to face a lefty in that situation.

    Unfortunately, everybody but the Yankee manager knew that.

  770. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I didnt criticize Alex. I criticized his AB. He helped out Hellickson, but in the end hustled to keep it from being a DP. Pull your head outta your ….

  771. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    yeah except if the yankees beat boston even 1 more time, that is basically a dagger to the sox and im pretty confident they can win 1 vs. Boston.

  772. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Chad Qualls has quite possibly been the worst reliever in baseball. If they can’t hit him, there isn’t much hope.

  773. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Robbi is unbelievable. Once again, just like that the swing is back and he’s locked in.

    That was just a great at bat. Just showed how much more disciplined Robbi has become. Hellickson kept trying to get Robbi to expand the zone off the outside edge in the hopes of getting him to roll over to second to start a double play. But Robbi refused to expand the zone. Instead he got the count in his favor and attacked a very weak change up that was right in his wheelhouse.

    Getting the real Cano back would be huge for this team.

  774. Cashman needs to go September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    You people still ready to sing boone logan’s praises….please don’t forget he WAS A THROW IN in the vazquez trade – 2 months of good pitching doesn’t change who he is…the last few outings is more of who boone logan is

    dp coming up

  775. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Here comes a dp…

  776. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin

  777. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Come on Kearns – Grand Slam.

  778. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    hey Kearny all you got to do is hit the ball to the outfield and I will be happy

  779. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    hey Kearny all you got to do is hit the ball to the outfield and I will be happy

  780. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    WHERE IS JORGE?

  781. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Wow – can’t even swing

  782. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    “I do believe the Yankees will make the post season. I agree, those claims of the Yankees fall off the map are ludicrous, but they way they’ve been playing, they won’t be in the post season for long”

    Actually I think they’re turned the corner for us, and I would guarantee you that you wouldn’t see the same thing in the postseason in terms of leaving pitchers in who don’t have their best stuff or who start to lose it quickly.

  783. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    The uncertainty of Nova tonight is all the more reason why last night’s moves were so awful.

  784. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Here comes a dp…

    __

    your life must really suck.

  785. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    A pitcher can hit better than Kearns right now. Of course now he decides to not swing the bat..

  786. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Only reason I wouldn’t go to Miranda here is that he has a tendency to roll over sinkers.

    No good matchup for Girardi here.

  787. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Missed his pitch

  788. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Cheap 2nd strike. Essentially, we have nobody else here but Kearns. Good job Kearnsie!!!!!!! Screwed us again Kearnsmeister!

  789. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Should have hit the hanger.

  790. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    JORGE????

  791. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    yup can’t say i’m surprised with that outcome by Kearns

  792. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    GODDAMNIT KEARNS

  793. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    That was a crap AB by Kearns.

  794. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    AUSTIN KEARNS IS MOTHER F**KING GARBAGE. He cost us the inning with his “non catch” and now struck out and had an awful at-back

    Wow….what an inning

  795. Cashman needs to go September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    i think it struck midnight for austin kearns as well

  796. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Logan isn’t the issue.

    There was no way he was going to face a lefty in that situation.

    Unfortunately, everybody but the Yankee manager knew that.
    ——

    True true.. Not only that now u got no lefties the rest of the game to face craw ford or pena

  797. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Son of a bitch

  798. ET September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    If Girardi goes to Robertson in the 5th inning… that means Joba will come in sometime in the 7th inning to protect a lead.

    Would folks here be happy with that? He’s not using Wood for 2 innings after he was used both games in Texas and last night. So Jobamania would have made an appearance.

    Girardi tried Logan and he actually made a good pitch, but it failed. When you only have 2 reliable arms in your pen and you have to go to it in the 6th inning, stuff like that happens.

    If you wanted Robertson in that spot, you have to accept the manager would have used Joba in the 7th. He isin’t going to use Robertson for 2.1 innings or Wood for 2.

  799. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Ach.

  800. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Another missed opportunity.

  801. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “Girardi has gotten so outmanaged lately it’s not even funny, and everyone in the world can see it when it unfolds.

    He brings in Boone Logan to face one of their lefty hitters, so what will Maddon do with the expanded rosters? Obviously pinch hit with a right hander. Then Girardi has already lost his matchup and given himself an even less favorable one by bringing in the left hander.

    Dan Johnson is hitting under .200 on the season. Willy Aybar is hitting .250 and has some power. Who would you rather be facing at that point in the game?

    Girardi thinks he’s outsmarting other managers by going to the matchups, when in reality the only one he’s outsmarting is himself. I wonder if Joe Maddon is snickering to his coaching staff every time Girardi decides to go to his bullpen.”

    You know what Matt, you would be the firlst one to lynch Girardi if he brought Robertson in to face a left hander and gave up a it. What a joke….

  802. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    forget joe’s moves. leaving WAY TOO MANY men on base.

  803. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    This team is a joke.

  804. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Bring in Chad Qualls, in 4 or 5 pitches, he’s out of it. Great job Kearnsie and Curtis!!!

  805. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Kearns really is struggling right now. He’s nowhere close to hitting the ball in a lot of these AB’s. Really poor job there by Kearns and Curtis with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs.

  806. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you Joe for keeping Curtis in there….thanks Joe

  807. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    was no one available to PH for those two guys????????????????

  808. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Colin, take some pitches for crissake!

  809. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    What a waste. Curtis should be in Scranton n kearns is an absolute hacker

  810. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Cashman has to take the blame for getting the beyond awful Kearns.

  811. PittsburghYankeeFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Austin Kearns strikes out swinging with the bases loaded, one out, and two rookies behind him. It’s September, and there are no position players on the bench to sub in the outfield?

    What is going on here?

  812. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Seriously…. the bottom of the lineup is a giant f*cking hole.

  813. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    “Actually being in RI I have to say I hadn’t been exposed to the oppressive, whining, always complaining, self-entitled, fearful type that I’ve come across on this forum ever before. Yes you’re right.”

    So why do you keep coming back?

  814. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Just a horrible at bat for Kearns again. His swing is just long and ugly. His pitch recognition in turn is very poor.

    He strikes out without even getting one good swing on the ball.

  815. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Another pitch in the dirt and off the plate waved at by a Yankee hitter and another squandered opportunity with the bases loaded.

    Zero for the roadtrip with the bases loaded.

    Not good.

  816. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Reynolds explaining why Gardner should have been safe yesterday because the pitcher balked ….which he did.

  817. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    2-11 with risp. Cano and A-Rod have the hits. Sad. 2nd inning in a row we left the bases loaded.

  818. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Thames couldn’t PH for one of these useless scrubs?

  819. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    God that was horrible… why is Colin “instant out” Curtis still in the game??

    That may be true trisha (or so I hope), but then, Girardi goes into matchup mode and starts pulling relievers left and right – one batter, one pitch, one whatever… it still makes be queasy to think of his stupid stat book controlling the game because he doesn’t have the faith/guts/instinct/experience to fall back on.

  820. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Cashman is not to blame for Kearns…he got him for peanuts…not a bad veteran addition…..Girardi cannot manage the Yankees

  821. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    sorry 2-12

  822. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Trenton wins 3-2 in 10 innings. The box score.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_altaax_1

  823. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Lol kearns took a fastball right down the middle 1st pitch, then couldn’t even put in play a hanging slider huge mistake on 0-2. Then chases a slider low. A guy in low a could give u a better at bat than that. This guy is a veteran?? That ab could cost them.

  824. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I wish Nunez could play LF.

  825. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    Thank you Joe for keeping Curtis in there….thanks Joe

    __

    WHo would you like him to bring in? Babe Ruth? Jesus Christ… Swish and Gardner are hurt, there is just no one to go out there, unless you think Thames in RF is a good idea.

  826. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Ok Boone – you had your brain fart, now pitch like you have all season….and that was a good start

  827. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin I have faith in Austin

    ————————-

    Your own….Personal…Keaaaarrnsiee.

    Someone to end our luck….Someone who sucks.

  828. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I still think we win this game, but it is going to be a battle now..

  829. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    This game that was slotted for the win column – is now a battle and up for grabs …

    another opportunity with the bases loaded 1 out flushed straight down the instant out toilet.

  830. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Nobody with any baseball sense can defend Girardi’s work in the last inning.

    It didn’t make any sense on any logical baseball level and once again, he paid a big price.

  831. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    another heart broken choke job is in process?

  832. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    I wish Nunez could play LF.

    ___

    And i wish Swish and Gardner were healthy, Pettitte was here, and the Cliff Lee trade went through.

  833. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Can someone please explain to me what Girardi is doing? Besides not caring at all if they win or not. How do you let Kearns bat in that siutation? You have Posada, Swish, Thames and Nunez on the bench.

  834. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Sounds like Brackman was pretty darn good tonight in relief….bring him up.

  835. ET September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Clock has struck 12 on Kearns

    He is now the same guy Washington released. He sucks. Posada/Thames should have hit,

  836. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Thames at that point woulda been better….yes. We need to play to win this game. Granted Thames isn’t Pujols, it’s just absurd that with 2 bases loaded opportunities we have faltered. Jeter swung away at that piss poor pitcher McGee when he walked Cervelli and Curtis……

    Meanwhile…Boone looks much better.

  837. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Players refuse to execute. For that AB, Kearns should be yanked from the game immediately for Golson, lock him up in handcuffs and make him spend the night in jail in St. Pete. That ought to be his punishment.

  838. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Send Leiter!

  839. RSM September 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Yet ANOTHER bad decision by Girardi. How do you not pinch hit Thames there?

  840. umbrelladoc September 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    fwiw – Gardner catches Joyce’s looper off of Nova.

  841. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Cliff Lee…. sigh

  842. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    This is what u get with a NL lineup. 7-8-9 a blackhole

  843. 98NYY September 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Why leave Curtis in? Can the Blog take over as Manager? Anyone have Cash’s Cell number?

  844. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    SJ, with all due respect, your attitude is killing me.

  845. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Another pitch in the dirt and off the plate waved at by a Yankee hitter and another squandered opportunity with the bases loaded.

    Zero for the roadtrip with the bases loaded.


    Is that true..I guess so..wow!! Makes it hard to win..

  846. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    Nobody with any baseball sense can defend Girardi’s work in the last inning.

    It didn’t make any sense on any logical baseball level and once again, he paid a big price.

    __

    Odd. Because it looked like he asked Pena and Eiland and they agreed. But you are probably right. Girardi, Pena and Eiland are useless but you who has no baseball experience knows best.

    You my friend are just a whiny little b –ch.

  847. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    look at Logan poning lefties

  848. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    He was just up there hacking. We should have Kearns arrested and have him thrown in jail for the night.

    Maybe that will teach him to value situations and not just go up there to take his hacks.

  849. BJK September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    The terrible Orioles are embarrassing the Blue Jays too, 9-0.

  850. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Couldn’t you have done that to Aybar, Boone?

  851. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    We’ve left the bases loaded in two straight innings. Just saying.

  852. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Logan is really good against left handed hitters…..wonder why they don’t use him in situations where they know they’ll be facing a left handed hitter more often.

  853. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Why leave Curtis in? Can the Blog take over as Manager? Anyone have Cash’s Cell number?

    __

    Because there is no one else that can go into right field.

  854. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Fantastic shut-down inning from Logan. Gotta keep the bats going.

  855. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    “The uncertainty of Nova tonight is all the more reason why last night’s moves were so awful.”

    See Straw I don’t see it that way because the uncertainty of Nova is the reason that Joe needed to save his better relievers for tonight. There was no guarantee whatsoever that the Yankees were going to take last night’s game no matter who Girardi brought in. But his bringing in “tougher” relievers could have guaranteed a much longer game, burning a lot of relievers, and the possibility of the same outcome since Yankees were certainly not burning up the base paths last night nor getting a lot of hits.

    I think he played it right based on what his potential needs were for tonight and tomorrow night. And it looks like it’s pretty much working out because despite the pitching giving up all of those runs, the Yankees are really hitting the ball tonight. I’d rather have the likes of Robertson, Logan, etc., at the ready tonight, when there is a better chance of our taking the game than there was last night.

  856. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Do any of you pay attention at all or just complain about every single thing that goes wrong?

  857. theREALkevin September 14th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Offense with another chance to take the lead. Their lineup has to seize this game. A win tonight in a crazy albeit blown game by the yankees would be huge for this teams confidence.

  858. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    If we are going to lose, please let it happen before the bottom of the 9th….cannot take another walk-off….seriously, just can’t

  859. ET September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    “Because there is no one else that can go into right field.”

    Golson or Gardner

  860. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I wouldn’t have PH Thames in that situation.

    Mainly because you burn two players because you would have to put Golston in the OF because LF is too much for Thames to cover defensively.

    With both Swisher and Gardner out, you can’t afford to burn two position players in the 6th inning.

  861. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Does cervalli bat to lead off the inning?

  862. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    trisha why do you try to explain. people dont care, they just want to complain then act like they didnt when something good happens.

  863. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    “The terrible Orioles are embarrassing the Blue Jays too, 9-0.”

    :D :D :D

    They’re terrible but just on a good run, right?

  864. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    And guess who comes crawling out of the woodwork the minute the Yankees give up the lead?

    That’s right ladies and gents, our very own Eeyore:
    ——————————————–
    Matt September 14th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    The Rays are not this good, it’s more like the fact that the Yankees are just that bad.
    ——————————————-
    Precious ain’t he?

  865. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Is that all Girardi does all day is look at matchups??

  866. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I hope Joe doesn’t go to Vegas and gamble, he is what they call a mark. Just can’t guess right lately.

  867. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Great job by Logan to come back and have a quick inning after the Yanks tied it up.

  868. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Matt Joyce is horrendous against LH pitching. His swings against lefties are brutal. There was no way in the world that Logan was ever going to face Joyce.

    For his career Joyce is a .152 hitter against LH pitchers with a .477 OPS.

    This season he’s only gotten 22 plate appearances against LH pitchers.

    There was no chance that Madden wasn’t going to pinch hit there. None.

  869. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    WTF are you doing Cervelli??

  870. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    kearns is a hack. he runs into the ball on occassion. he is a classic player on a crappy team…………

  871. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    This entire team is full of uncertainty. For having the best record in baseball, we are full of uncertainty, and that’s without mention of the biased umpires.

  872. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Because there is no one else that can go into right field.”

    Golson or Gardner

    __

    Golson yes but then he has to hit. Gardner cannot hit so you lose him. Then you cannot sub kearns either.

  873. BJK September 14th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Odd. Because it looked like he asked Pena and Eiland and they agreed. But you are probably right. Girardi, Pena and Eiland are useless but you who has no baseball experience knows best.

    You my friend are just a whiny little b –ch.

    —————————————————————————————

    Logan is a left-handed specialist. Dan Johnson is hitting .200. Is there any reason at all to think Maddon would let Johnson hit against him?

    Why give him a reason to take Johnson out of the game?

    You have one left-handed pitcher. Save him for the troublesome left-handed bat (Crawford). It was a horrible move.

  874. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    what the yankees need to do is bring up 2 more outfielders. Huffman and someone else.

  875. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    It’s okay to whine when you lose 7 out of 8.

  876. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Nice swing at Ball 4 Frankie.

  877. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Kearns, Curtis, Cervelli are 1-10. There’s your game right there.

  878. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Isn’t Kearns hurt? He’s playing, but the injury really seems to have slowed him down.

  879. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    i will agree that in september they need at least 1 more lefty in the pen. no idea why they dont have one.

  880. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    ac1…..didn’t you know….this blog is full of oppressive, whining, always complaining, self-entitled, fearful types

  881. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    7 runs and the yanks could easily have 11 runs..

    bases loaded left full tw2ice…

  882. MG September 14th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    “The uncertainty of Nova tonight is all the more reason why last night’s moves were so awful.”

    See Straw I don’t see it that way because the uncertainty of Nova is the reason that Joe needed to save his better relievers for tonight. There was no guarantee whatsoever that the Yankees were going to take last night’s game no matter who Girardi brought in. But his bringing in “tougher” relievers could have guaranteed a much longer game, burning a lot of relievers, and the possibility of the same outcome since Yankees were certainly not burning up the base paths last night nor getting a lot of hits.

    I think he played it right based on what his potential needs were for tonight and tomorrow night. And it looks like it’s pretty much working out because despite the pitching giving up all of those runs, the Yankees are really hitting the ball tonight. I’d rather have the likes of Robertson, Logan, etc., at the ready tonight, when there is a better chance of our taking the game than there was last night.
    ———————————————
    I’d hate to be one of your clients if your legal briefs use the same kind of logic as this nonsensical contention. They didn’t have a good chance to win last night? It was 0-0, both Soriano and Benoit were gone, who else were the Rays going to use that could shut down the Yankees? Next you’ll be saying that Jose Molina is a better option for the Yankees than Jorge Posada. Oh wait, you did that for a whole season, didn’t you.

  883. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Chad Qualls. Shut down reliever. Simply amazing.

  884. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    kearns is hurt in the brain and eye…

    that is it…….

  885. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    There’s the Derrick we know and love :)

  886. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “trisha why do you try to explain. people dont care, they just want to complain then act like they didnt when something good happens.”

    Good point. I guess I just get frustrated when I hear the same old silliness spouted over and over again, with the usual suspects happily tagging on to the engine.

    Okay ac, let’s move on together and let them continue to go on and on about what happened two innings ago…

  887. Wang IS Taiwan September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    For those of us hoping Girardi leaves for the Cubs, here’s KDavidoff on his guess.

    He also weighs in on the bullpen decisions in the last game which I didn’t include.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....print=true

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Girardi has been managing the Yankees for three seasons now, and I think it’s safe to conclude he’s just not that strong an in-game tactician. He’s good at roster management, but not game management, IMO.

    We were all scratching our heads when, with Austin Kearns on first and no outs in the 11th, Curtis Granderson bunted Kearns over to second – to put a runner in scoring position for, um, rookie Colin Curtis, who didn’t shock the world by flying out to centerfield.

    The post-game media session was tense. Girardi’s face was so tight, I couldn’t come up with a simile or metaphor to do it justice. He didn’t like answering questions about the bullpen. He didn’t like answering questions about Brett Gardner’s foolish decision to try to steal third in the 10th. He snapped at Kim Jones, on-camera, when she lobbed him a softball question about the team bouncing back from such a loss.

    It made one wonder, do nights like last night make Girardi think, “Forget this racket – I’m going to Chicago”? Maybe, but it’s not like there won’t be tough losses with the Cubs. And he won’t have a never-ending payroll, and he can’t know for sure how he’s going to get along with ownership and the front office.

    Which is why I still think that Girardi will return to the Yankees after this season. But he somehow needs to improve with the in-game stuff. The media stuff? It is what it is. I don’t think he’s ever going to be fully comfortable with it, and it doesn’t have great consequence. Although, as Joe Torre could tell Girardi, strong media relations can buy you some goodwill.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  888. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Again tonight, I ask why no Royce Ring call up ?

  889. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Just gave Qualls an easy inning. We put together a great inning last inning and had it ruined by a fat loser Kearns. And so instead of doing the same thing this inning, we just hand Qualls an easy inning.

  890. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Qualls was garbage for the backs. Why does he suddenly look like Goose Gossage?

  891. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Swisher and Gardner can’t get back soon enough. The bottom of the lineup is brutal. Kearns may be the worst of the bunch, although it is hard to beat out Curtis.

  892. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Joba for the 7th it seems.

  893. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    It’s okay to whine when you lose 7 out of 8.
    —————————

    Hell YEAH!!!

  894. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Because there is no one else that can go into right field.”

    Golson or Gardner

    __

    The whining was here when they were on the 7 game win streak too.

  895. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    —————————————————————————————

    Logan is a left-handed specialist. Dan Johnson is hitting .200. Is there any reason at all to think Maddon would let Johnson hit against him?

    Why give him a reason to take Johnson out of the game?

    You have one left-handed pitcher. Save him for the troublesome left-handed bat (Crawford). It was a horrible move.
    —–

    Agree you got no lefties for Crawford or pena now.. Unless Logan pitches next inning for the purpose of facing craw ford who is up..but I don’t think he will pitch next inning

  896. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  897. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Grandy goes yard here

  898. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I wouldn’t have PH Thames in that situation.
    ———-

    With the way that the Yanks have been hitting recently they might not get another chance in this game. You can’t just give up a bases loaded situation and allow 2 non hitters to bat there. Who even knows if they get another runner in scoring position in this game.

  899. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    ac1,

    Take your pom poms and shove them up your $&@.

    He played the entire inning wrong as has been pointed out by more people than just me.

    Let me put it to you another way…….

    He brought in his lefty specialist into a situation in which HE WAS NOT GOING TO FACE A LEFTY.

    If you think that’s smart, so be it.

  900. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “I’d hate to be one of your clients if your legal briefs use the same kind of logic as this nonsensical contention. They didn’t have a good chance to win last night? It was 0-0, both Soriano and Benoit were gone, who else were the Rays going to use that could shut down the Yankees? Next you’ll be saying that Jose Molina is a better option for the Yankees than Jorge Posada. Oh wait, you did that for a whole season, didn’t you”

    YAWN!!!!

    And you”d never have to worry about being one of my clients. I wouldn’t touch someone like you with a ten foot pole.

    Next!

  901. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Okay ac, let’s move on together and let them continue to go on and on about what happened two innings ago…

    —-but If the game is lost it was because of what happened two innings ago!!

  902. ZMAN September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Qualls and his 8 ERA with a shutdown inning.

    This offense always does this… explodes early, then when we need some runs later in that game, they go down feebly without even having good ABs.

    They just cannot situationally hit, especially on the road, late in the game.

  903. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    joba in for the 7th, the reason why joe did not want to go to the pen in the 5th, not because he was concerned about hurting nova’s feelings or he wanted to get him the chance to get a W.

  904. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    wow. that was uninspiring…

  905. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    well….strikeout-homerun almost the samething

    we’ll get them next inning

  906. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Is there an easier late inn out than Grandy?

  907. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    It’s just amazing, we have a very good reliever Logan who comes in there and one pitch costs us two runs. And they throw in this 100.00 ERA Qualls and he shuts us down.

    THe Yankees throw Da Vinci’s and Mozart’s at the wall, and they get cheated by bad luck or umpires or fat losers like Willy Aybar actually trying.

    They throw garbage at the wall versus us like Qualls and it sticks.

  908. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    If I were Maddon, I’d just leave Qualls in for another inning. They can’t hit him.

  909. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Just an awful inning.

    We don’t know what Joba is bringing here….I’m hoping that it’s good Joba…we have the big guns coming for TB followed by ours

  910. umbrelladoc September 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Plenty of OF on the bench – Golson, Russo, Gardner, Thames. You could have hit for Curtis or Kearns easily.

  911. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “The whining was here when they were on the 7 game win streak too”

    He’s right. That’s what makes it so hard to ever take it seriously.

  912. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Okay ac, let’s move on together and let them continue to go on and on about what happened two innings ago…

    —-but If the game is lost it was because of what happened two innings ago!!

    ___

    I’ll take it…

  913. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    The Yankees are struggling – at their lowest point. And all you schnucks can do is argue with another and fight with one another.

    Really goes to show how classless most of you Yankees “fans” are. And classless is too good a word most of you dirtpiles!

    :lol:

  914. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Plenty of OF on the bench – Golson, Russo, Gardner, Thames. You could have hit for Curtis or Kearns easily.
    ___

    Ok AGAIN…

    Gardner cannot hit today
    Thames in the field?
    Russo and Golson pinch hitting? Really?

  915. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “Odd. Because it looked like he asked Pena and Eiland and they agreed. But you are probably right. Girardi, Pena and Eiland are useless but you who has no baseball experience knows best.

    You my friend are just a whiny little b –ch.”

    What else you expect from a guy who has to feel miserable all the time.
    So many people telling him to tone it down, but he does not get it.
    He thinks it is his birth right to screw the blog.
    I wonder what he would do when is nephew goes into slump when he reaches majors. Poor kid. I wish the kid great success though.

  916. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I dread this inning.

  917. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Remember sometimes you got to lose the battle to win the war!! On a side note just started reading the book Let The Right One In…if you don’t have that book go to a library and rent it or buy it

  918. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Joba needs to pitch to Zobrist like its 2010, not 2009

  919. JM September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    We need another shutdown inning here, Joba.

  920. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Garza must of been really bad tonight. Notice how they hit him and now they are back to terrible situational hitting. Here comes Joba meatballs. Here is his audition so he can lose the game for them.

  921. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Anyone that thinks Joe Girardi is doing ANYTHING but hurting this team is completely delusional. You have Nova on the mound with a 6 run lead and he is NOT CC !!! If the Yankees lose this game, and I do not doubt they will with NUMBSKULL as our Captain of the Ship, then his fate needs to be sealed once an for all. How can he not manage with any sense of urgency ? He is a FOOL to think that backing into the playoffs as the WC as opposed to having HFA until the World Series is NOTHING to be concerned about. Someone needs to start calling good ‘ol Lou and asking him if he wants to manage the Yankees next year. Girardi is a tee ball manager compared to the actual baseball BRAIN that Lou has !

  922. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    The Yankees are struggling – at their lowest point. And all you schnucks can do is argue with another and fight with one another.

    Really goes to show how classless most of you Yankees “fans” are. And classless is too good a word most of you dirtpiles!
    __

    That’s rich. Maybe we should yell about umpiring consipracies and call every other team criminals.

  923. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “but If the game is lost it was because of what happened two innings ago!!”

    Ken, you’re right, but don’t you think there’d be plenty of time after the game to talk about that stuff ad nauseum if that were to happen? Why not just try to move ahead for now at least and focus on what’s happening in the game right now? We still have a game we’re trying to win. Is all.

  924. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    I dread this inning.

    ————

    Haha – we all do Straw….trust me, and if a walk starts it, it could blow up

  925. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Serious question. When was the last time he’s thrown the slider for a strike?

  926. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I better not see a 3-2 slider here

  927. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Hey guys it is okay to argue and disagree but lets not shove pom poms anywhere a little harsh..be nice

  928. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    zobrist is helping joba avoid a walk.

  929. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Explain what? lol

    He didn’t use Robertson last night in a 0-0 game because he “wanted to give him another day”. Girardi’s words.

    Robertson is ready in the bullpen to face Longoria. Its the logical move with Nova falling apart.

    Instead, he lets Nova pitch to Longoria, a mistake, and pays for it.

    Instead of then going to Robertson, he goes to his lefty specialist Logan.

    Only problem is, that “strategy” was bound to fail since Maddon wasn’t going to have his lefties face Logan.

    He messed up that entire inning and paid the price for it.

    If you aren’t going to use Robertson in that situation, why not use him in a 0-0 game last night?

    As I have been saying, the inconsistency of his moves are baffling and is killing this team right now.

  930. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    at this point, joba should go low fastball low fastball low fastball

  931. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Boy, some people get crazy when the Yanks hit a rough spot.

  932. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    if recent history is an indicator of today….these late inning tied game on the road scares the sh*t out of me…but today is Tuesday and we have lost 7 of 8 and I am sticking to my….it can’t get worse then this theory…………..thus the Yankees will prevail go JOBA!!!

  933. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I just dream of the off-season and having Girardi go to Chicago….Torre leave LA (Which he definitely will with that team a mess), and having the Yankees and Torre make amends, and bring him back for 1 last tour of duty. 3 Year contract…..finish off careers of the core 4, and try and bring NY a few more championships.

    Girardi did not win us a championship –
    MO DID
    ANDY DID
    AROD DID
    TEX DID
    AJ (YES) DID

  934. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Behind 2-0 on the first two hitters.

  935. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Some analyst pointed out today that the Yankees play to the percentage of an 88 win team on the road but a 107 win team at home. If Girardi really thinks the division doesn’t matter, he is making a big, big mistake.

  936. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi did not win us a championship –
    MO DID
    ANDY DID
    AROD DID
    TEX DID
    AJ (YES) DID

    __

    As opposed to other managers that win their own championships?

    How bout Joe knowing when to bring in Marte. Seemed to help a lot.

  937. Nick in SF September 14th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Kay seems to think that Crawford won’t be back as a Ray next year.

  938. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Hey sj I agree Man… That inning was a mess ..let’s all tone down the fighting though

  939. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    everyone is better at home…..

    that isnt news.

  940. CB September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “Some analyst pointed out today that the Yankees play to the percentage of an 88 win team on the road but a 107 win team at home.”

    This is a misleading way to analyze data.

  941. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Yay, so far good Joba!!

  942. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    JOBA

  943. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    3-2 slider worked for a change.

  944. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    That was a real good K of Crawford, by Joba.

  945. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    SWEET JOBA!

    It’s nice to see him looking like the old Joba again. Please God may it last.

  946. MG September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    And, if Crawford went after that same kind of 3-2 pitch as a Yankee, he’d be castigated on this blog for an entire week…

  947. umbrelladoc September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    ac1 –
    You could have hit Miranda or Posada or Thames for Kearns or Curtis THEN used one of Gardner Golson or Russo to play the field- and potentially hit for that spot again.

  948. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    That was a really good 3-2 pitch because it was near the plate. 99% of the time his 3-2 off speed pitches aren’t even close for a batter to swing.

  949. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    “Maybe we should yell about umpiring consipracies and call every other team criminals.”

    Yes. We should. Rather than fighting amongst ourselves, we should band together and fight against the forces that try and oppress our Yankees.

  950. blake September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Great inning by Joba….impressive.

  951. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Perfect role for joba. 7th inn. Leave him be Joe

  952. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Good Joba. Phew.

  953. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    resting joba seems to have worked :)

    good move by Girardi…..

  954. MG September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    that’s the best inning by Joba all season, he was overpowering.

  955. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Joba just hit 98 on the rader

  956. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Great job Joba!

  957. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Joba looked pretty damn good to me….now the Yanks score 1 or 2runs and then 6 more outs we’re back on top of the division

  958. Cashman needs to go September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    The rays are really a bad offensive team – everyone and their mother knew joba was going to throw a breaking ball in the dirt with the count 3-2 on crawford and the big dummy swung at it anyway

    (just getting ready to bury crawford next year as a yankee);-)

  959. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    You want to make this personal BBFan? Really? Ok.

    First off, I am FAR from miserable. That’s not even close to being accurate.

    You don’t like the opinions, skip over them.

    You aren’t telling me what to post and how to post it.

    You can wave your pom poms, believe every move the manager is making is perfect and that’s fine by me.

    However, don’t get personal with me and don’t tell me how to post here.

    It will fall on deaf ears.

  960. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    And THAT is why I never gave up on Joba. As I said a while ago, players don’t just somehow forget how to play their game.

    :)

    GOOD ON YOU JOBA!

  961. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    SJ, I can’t say I disagree. Can a manager choke?

    I like Joe personally and as a member of several WS teams, I always loved him as a player. I hate criticizing him like this- I really do – but his moves don’t make any sense and they are beyond frustrating because the goal in sports is to win. I realize he’s got an older club, but making moves that almost guarantee the team finishes 2nd is baffling to me. Now maybe Cash and Hal don’t care how the Yankees get to the playoffs, but how can they not want this team to get some consistency? It’s bad enough to be missing Swish and Gardner – so let the rest of the lineup stay intact.

  962. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Nice Job. The offense really needs to come through this inning with the heart of the order up.

  963. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Need offense to stay on…

  964. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    “Maybe we should yell about umpiring consipracies and call every other team criminals.”

    Yes. We should. Rather than fighting amongst ourselves, we should band together and fight against the forces that try and oppress our Yankees.

    __

    You are as predictable as Ozzie being ejected in a game with Buherle on the mound and Angel Hernandez and Joe West umping.

  965. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Good job by young Justin there.

    My kingdom for a Yankee run.

  966. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Let’s All get along and try to win this game…(like what we say or do has any bearing..but still we can pretend )

  967. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hopefully, this will be one of those slump breaking multiple run innings that gets this team out of it’s funk and clams fears. Oh wait, we already did that once tonight.

  968. JM September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Someone just seriously suggested Torre return as manager?

    Things sure do get wacky during losing streaks.

  969. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Joba’s fastball that inning was very impressive. Very good downward plane on the pitch. Very hard to get any solid lift on that pitch.

    He used to throw his fastball with that kind of downwards plane at 97-100. But it’s still a great pitch at 94-96.

    That’s the pitch that has to be his bread and butter. That’s the foundation. None of the Rays could handle that pitch.

    I don’t think he threw one slider in the zone that inning. But he got a couple of swing and misses because he had established his fastball early and went to it consistently.

  970. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Jobe did great in that inning.
    Girardi is a genius :)
    What do the whinesr have to say ?

  971. kill.schill-ing September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Hey JC, JC, you’re all right by me, Zannah, Ho, Zannah, Hey, Superstar.

    P.S. NO, NO, NO….. JOE….. PLEASE GO!!!!

  972. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    i still cant get over the idea that some post that joe is trying to get 2nd place. That makes zero sense.

    ___

    God Joe sucks because Tex grounded out on 1 pitch. How dare him call that.

  973. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    “Some analyst pointed out today that the Yankees play to the percentage of an 88 win team on the road but a 107 win team at home.”

    Minnesota is 2 games over .500 on the road and Texas is under .500 on the road. Most teams play better at home…

  974. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    great at bat tex. one pitch. unreal.

  975. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I hope the Yanks go strong after Crawford. I’ve been saying this since April. He is the igniter for this sluggish aging team. He would hit 20 homers at the Stadium.

  976. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    What with all the first pitch swinging. God, I’m starting to sound like Matt.

  977. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Plese tell me I won’t have to watch another walk off tonight

  978. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Joba can drive you to distraction – he’s mediocre, he really is, because he’s so up and down.

    If the Yankees lose, it’s not because they are on the road; IMO, it’s because they are inconsistent offensively – that holds true at home, where recently they didn’t hit at all. They need to win a game because this losing I think is sort of becoming a habit……………

  979. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Is anyone else thinking, “We’ve got to do it this inning?”

  980. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    “However, don’t get personal with me and don’t tell me how to post here.”

    That’s rich. Coming from the guy who tries to tell everyone what they can and cannot post. Deaf ears, sport. Deaf ears.

    UMPIRES CHEAT THE YANKEES. UMPIRES CHEAT THE YANKEES. The sooner you can deal with my posts, the better of you’ll be, sport!

  981. ZMAN September 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Tex has been killing this team as much as anyone.

  982. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Tex is playing with a broken toe – I don’t think we can expect him to do much.

  983. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hold on

    Isn’t Robbie a triple away from the Cycle?

  984. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Teixeira pulls a pitch outside off the plate and it winds up as a harmless ground ball straight into the shift.

    He just can’t hit the ball the other way. that pitch was basically impossible to try to pull with any authority.

  985. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    jeezus… the offense looks like it fell back asleep

  986. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    here is the true stupidity of the contention that the Yankees had a better chance of winning tonight’s game before it started than last night in a 0-0 game with the Rays best relievers already used up.

    Now it’s tied but Benoit and Soriano are still available. Wrong again, Trish

  987. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Ac1-

    I believe Joe was quoted earlier in the week as saying that HFA would be nice and was the goal, but not at the expense of getting healthy. Or did I imagine him saying that?

  988. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “Plese tell me I won’t have to watch another walk off tonight”

    Yes, and we will see the walkoff in the 9th inning off Vazquez, when Joe decides to use him in a save situation to give MOey a day off….

  989. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    ac1 – Do you think you’re funny????

  990. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    this game smells of walk off loss (again)…

  991. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I hope Kerry does not choose tonight to have a bad game.

  992. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    These tied late inning games on the road have not ended well lately.

  993. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    As CB said, the Rays have the probability considerably in their favor of winning this game.

    This team can’t get a clutch hit to save their lives, so unless Soriano/Benoit serve one up, they are not getting multiple hits off them when they are this cold.

    Only hope is an A-Rod or Cano HR. No one else is capable of hitting at this point.

  994. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    They should give cano the ” home run sign”…not sure if it was this year on this blog when someone complained that Joe did not give the ” sacrifice fly” sign..classic

  995. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    3-4-5. That was the chance.

  996. kill.schill-ing September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    How about if we re-name him Joe Walton. Would that help? I’m starting a movement.

    LET JOE GO!!!

    Sign my petition at NOCREWCUT-BRACEFACE.COM

  997. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I believe Joe was quoted earlier in the week as saying that HFA would be nice and was the goal, but not at the expense of getting healthy. Or did I imagine him saying that?

    __

    And i agree with him, but that doesnt mean he is playing for it. that means 1st is getting everyone healthy. What good is having injured players hitting and fielding? Swish was 2-30 or something. Gardner wasnt hitting. Tex is now not hitting. Jeter wasnt hitting. Cano looked tired. Posada is banged up all the time.

    What exactly is Joe supposed to do?

  998. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Tex A-Rod and Cano do nothing. That might be your ballgame right there.

  999. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Unfortunately, if the manager didn’t have his head up his $@@ in the fifth inning, he would be costing to a win tonight.

    Instead, it’s a tie game after he helped torch a six run lead with his now nightly insanity.

  1000. TheKiid September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    i smell another walk-off loss coming!! :P

  1001. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Another uninspiring offensive display. Jeezus Christ…

  1002. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    And that’s likely the ballgame. The middle of the order can’t go down that easily in a tie game in the late innings on the road.

  1003. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Once again, if the Yankees could get a runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs in the 6th inning, they could have gone straight to their best relievers with a chance to grab this game without having to worry about holding guys back in case it goes 10 or 11 innings again.

    If this offense could push across these crucial late inning runs, it would help keep the pen from getting burnt out every night. They are playing a lot of extra inning games simply because they cannot score enough runs to end it earlier. In the game on Friday night they had two chances to put across the go ahead run on an out before it ended and couldn’t, and if they did the game may have ended with Rivera on the mound and a Yankees win instead of a loss.

  1004. Tank September 14th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    This was their chance. The bottom of this lineup against Soriano in the next inning isin’t going to end well.

    This team is just inept on the road in the late innings. Far cry from last year. They can’t even hit Chad Qualls in a big spot.

  1005. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Bets, the Yanks have scored 7 runs. I think this game would be in hand if it weren’t for the pitching in that 5th inning.

  1006. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “Plese tell me I won’t have to watch another walk off tonight”

    You WON’T have to watch another walk off tonight!

    Hey I believe in positive energy affecting the universe in a good way. If we all dig deep and try to stay positive about winning this game, maybe we can get an energy flow going in the direction of the Trop.

    Even if you don’t buy it, isn’t it better to err on the side of caution and try to do it?

    We’re all after the same goal here, no matter what way we move toward it. So let’s can the negative and accentuate the positive – at least until the game is over, if you can’t can it altogether. Let’s give it a try.

    GO YANKEES!!!!!

  1007. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Heart of the yankee line up is done now. They’ve got Berkman and then the bottom of the line up which has been very poor. They’ve done little damage so far. But they’ll need to pick it up if the team is going to score.

  1008. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    i think if there is any issue with girardi, it is that he was a teammate of many of these guys. hard to look at him as authority. a manager needs to be more authoritative.

    I know this is half serious, but i would love to see Pinella managing.

  1009. Ruby Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Three consecutive walk-off losses to the Rays aren’t too bad. We are being competitive at least.

  1010. EA September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    And that’s your ballgame.

    A total meltdown tonight by everyone involved.

  1011. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Can’t complain about the offense they got 7 runs… Anytime u score more than six runs in a game you did the job..

  1012. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Benoit threw eight pitches to retire Tex, A-Rod and Cano. It took eight pitches just to retire Zobrist last inning.

  1013. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    “Unfortunately, if the manager didn’t have his head up his $@@ in the fifth inning, he would be costing to a win tonight.

    Instead, it’s a tie game after he helped torch a six run lead with his now nightly insanity.”

    The only one with his head up his $@@ is you, sport! The guy who managed us to the 2009 World Series is now suddenly managing us with “nightly insanity”? The only insanity is your sick obsession with Girardi. Grow up.

  1014. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Y is Wood available? He’s pitched 3/4 days. Ask Genius Joe

  1015. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    uh.. that could have been called interference from the ballguy..

  1016. kill.schill-ing September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    SJ44 sounds like an impostor to me. The real McCoy never even uses expurgated profanity.

    And he almost always defends the organization or apologizes for them, whatever the criticism.

    I don’t trust this latest embodiment.

  1017. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    “It will fall on deaf ears.”

    Every one knows you have deaf ears.
    How many people are questioning your negetivity here. You do not give a damn. When you disagree with someone’s post you give them a lecture. It goes both ways.

    In any case I do not intend to make anything personal with any one here.
    I wish nothing but long, healthy and successful career for your nephew in majors.

  1018. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Like playing whiffle ball in someones basement

  1019. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Not having Gardner and Swisher really has hurt the team tonight….the lineup is short and its killed a couple rallies. This is the 5th straight very tight ball game the Yanks have played…they lost the previous 4. The ball has to bounce their way sometime right….hope tonight is the night.

  1020. JM September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    The Yanks must really be feeling snake-bit at this point. Losing three games in the last week to walk-offs, Mo blowing a save, now losing a 6-run lead. It’s got to play with your psyche after awhile.

  1021. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    That’s a great play by Tex. You lose the ball in the white roof and the catwalks on balls that high at the Trop.

  1022. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    And let’s not forget the hot hitting Berkman, Kearns, Curtis, and if we’re REALLY lucky, Cervelli up next inning. Totally can win with those bunch of black holes coming up.

  1023. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Berkman has been the hottest hitter, but his power is just gone. Not good.

  1024. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I believe Joe was quoted earlier in the week as saying that HFA would be nice and was the goal, but not at the expense of getting healthy. Or did I imagine him saying that?

    __

    love it. complaining about every single move. Wood is in and you are still complaining.

  1025. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    i think if there is any issue with girardi, it is that he was a teammate of many of these guys. hard to look at him as authority. a manager needs to be more authoritative.

    I know this is half serious, but i would love to see Pinella managing.
    ——

    Yeah..I think he is done..however if the spot is open he would listen…I think he would say no in the end

  1026. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    “Unfortunately, if the manager didn’t have his head up his $@@ in the fifth inning, he would be costing to a win tonight.

    Instead, it’s a tie game after he helped torch a six run lead with his now nightly insanity”

    Can you at least TRY to stop with the negativity and complaining? This game isn’t over. Can we try to be hopeful and not keep reliving what you feel about the fifth inning? It would be more helpful for you to try to stay upbeat than continuing with this. We still might win this game. When the game is over I’m sure there will be a lot of discussion about what happened in the game.

    Thanks.

  1027. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    kill schill – All those times SJ44 claimed there was an imposter, he was lying. Simple. Low-class or no-class, take your pick.

  1028. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    This inn is y they need another lefty.

  1029. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Excellent command by Wood

  1030. Wang IS Taiwan September 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    No, Straw. You are absolutely correct in repeating what Joe said about HFA.

  1031. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Missing Swish and Gardner really hurts…………

    Cano and Alex have done their share tonight; I can’t kill them. Someone else on this team has to come through – you can’t have a 2 player lineup.

    Joe, that’s true…….nothing much is going right, is it? But I’m not giving up and even if they lose, I’m not giving up.

  1032. kill.schill-ing September 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Berkman is due for a big big Big BIG HIT. I feel it. Kerry just has to dispose of Pena.

  1033. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I am following the game on gamecast now…don’t want to frustrate myself by watching the TV….hoping to see Berkman go deep

    In an ideal world, Kerry gets 1-2-3

    We Score

    Mo comes on and DOES NOT GET TO Craw or Longoria

  1034. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    “Not having Gardner and Swisher really has hurt the team tonight….the lineup is short and its killed a couple rallies. ”

    It’s really killed them in these close games. The bottom of the order is just a series of black holes. They generate almost no offense what so ever.

    It’s a huge break for the pitcher and allows the opposition manager a great deal of flexibility in how he uses his bull pen.

  1035. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Like playing whiffle ball in someones basement

    Agree of course I don’t have catwalks in my basement

  1036. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    CR9,

    Take your medication and play with your black helicopters.

    What you have to say is worthless to me.

  1037. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    How is Wood in this game. Joe and his rules make him technically unable to participate.

  1038. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Every night Tex makes a play ! ( well, almost every night )

  1039. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Trisha – He’s like a spoiled child. It comes from everyone on here bowing down to him like he is special. He becomes full of himself, and thinks that everyone has to listen to everything he says, including Girardi.

  1040. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Kerry Wood is unbelievable, too bad he doesn’t get leads to protect anymore thanks to the offense and the manager giving away the lead before it gets to him.

  1041. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    assuming we get out of this inning undamaged first that is.

  1042. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I don’t think it unreasonable to criticize the coaching staff when the team is one Swish HR away from an 8 and possibly 9 game losing streak. Especially coming on the heels of an 8 game win streak. SJ may be blunt, but he’s right. At this point they just need to win A game and stop the bleeding.

  1043. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    They just have to make the playoffs – after that, it’s a whole new ballgame. The Rays aren’t a great team – there are no great teams. It’s just about who gets hot at the right time. I do admit that I don’t trust Joe…………….and that’s a killer.

  1044. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    you would have to think that Thames and Posada are grabbing bats in the 9th inning against Soriano, there is no way Cervelli and Curtis should be hitting in that situation.

  1045. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    c’mon Wood keep it solid

  1046. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah..I think he is done..however if the spot is open he would listen…I think he would say no in the end
    __

    I know he is taking care of his mother, but after that he may feel differently, especially with the yankees. but i dont necessarily think Girardi is going anywhere.

  1047. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    That was a good walk. I am tired of watching Pena hit homeruns against the Yanks. Just have to locate against Upton here.

  1048. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Boy everyone is on sj…I think the guy is a good poster…

  1049. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Not the worst guy to walk given that the Yankees offense is in the late-inning tank and one run is likely all it will take to win the game.

  1050. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    SJ44 – Not worthless enough for you that you had to respond! You’re a punk, and you’re gonna get called out for it. Your insanity has no place on this board.

    __

    Where was that pitch????????????

  1051. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Nice Frame job by Cervy. Almost got a call there

  1052. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    That cut fastball wood has added has just made him devastating when he locates. It’s an excellent pitch. Great late movement and it looks just like his fastball out of his hand.

  1053. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    you would have to think that Thames and Posada are grabbing bats in the 9th inning against Soriano, there is no way Cervelli and Curtis should be hitting in that situation.
    __

    Posada doesnt pinch hit.

    He is 0-all PHing.

  1054. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Trisha,

    Can you at least TRY not to tell people what to say or post?

  1055. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    CR9 is lecturing people on what they can and cannot say on this blog? Funny, coming from the one who thinks that the umpires cost the Yankees the game when they pop out and strike out every night with runners at 3rd and less than 2 outs.

  1056. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Oh come on

    don’t tell me I didn’t jinx Wood

  1057. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    That said, no one is going to feel bad for the Yankees. If they have a weak bottom of the order because of injuries? Too bad – they’ll have to deal with it. In the offseason, Pena and Cervelli have to be bounced because they simply are not major league hitters. For now? It’s up to the top/middle of the order to carry the team – that’s what they are being paid for. Tex’ broken toe really complicates things.

  1058. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:12 pm
    Yeah..I think he is done..however if the spot is open he would listen…I think he would say no in the end
    __

    I know he is taking care of his mother, but after that he may feel differently, especially with the yankees. but i dont necessarily think Girardi is going anywhere.
    —-
    Is he really taking care of his mom..or is he just sick of the cubs?

  1059. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    kill.schill, the reason you have to trust the latest version is because you can only register one unique screename (meaning for example there could not be two trishas or two kill.schill-ings) and only the registrant has the password.

  1060. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Bets, never give up.

  1061. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    i think rivera has to come in tonight.

  1062. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Kerry Wood, ladies and gentlemen

  1063. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    good work Wood

  1064. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Wood is good.

  1065. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    The Yankees are 2 for 12 with RISP despite all their runs. The Rays are 4 for 7 and have had only one chance and taken advantage of it.

    The Rays don’t scare anyone, but the Yankees once again do very little with a lot. If they could take care of their own business offensively, they’d be winning every single one of these games regardless of what the pitching does.

  1066. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Nasty. Lets go offense!

  1067. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    It’s amazing you have the nerve to call anyone “low class” CR9. You’re the poster who keeps wishing horrible injuries to opposing players. Your rants are sickening.

    If that description fits anyone, it’s you.

  1068. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Kerry GOOD !

  1069. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I swear, win one game – whether tonight or tomorrow and things will look a whole lot better. It’s just a snowball right now………….

  1070. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    you would have to think that Thames and Posada are grabbing bats in the 9th inning against Soriano, there is no way Cervelli and Curtis should be hitting in that situation.
    __

    Posada doesnt pinch hit.

    He is 0-all PHing.
    ————————-
    so you would let Cervelli hit with a couple of men on base instead of using Posada? That would be about the worst move ever considered, I don’t care what Posada’s numbers are as a pinch hitter.

  1071. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    We must remember also that if tonight were Game 2 of a playoff series then Andy Pettite would have started it and most likely would have made that 6-0 lead hold up. Its not an excuse but the Yanks are playing short handed and the Rays are not…

    Great job again by Wood. Would be a great time for Berkman’s first Yankee homer right here.

  1072. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Anyone wish Joe had used Wood, Robertson, and Joba last night?

  1073. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Guys we are in the same team…it is okay to disagree but fighting is silly…has Ken Phelps become the voice of reason on this blog? If so we are all doomed

  1074. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Matt – I spend much of my time defending you on here. That you have the right to post what you want without the likes of a bully (SJ44) telling you what you can and cannot post.

    Anyway, darn right. Im getting in on the action. And I’ll forever post that the UMPIRES CHEAT THE YANKEES. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees. umpires cheat the yankees.

  1075. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Have to score here to have any realistic chance of winning this game.

  1076. kill.schill-ing September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Hey, CB, why doesn’t Joba’s fastball look like that anymore? I saw your post earlier about Joba losing about 3 mph on his fastball. What happened to it? Was it that arm injury? Can a pitcher as young as he is just have his velocity erode? I’ve never seen that occur before. Is it common?

  1077. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Kerry Wood—I would try to sign him and let him start in 2011. Sign Crawford and trade Gardner.

  1078. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Called out by a mental patient who believes in umpire conspiracies? LOL.

    Ok, whatever you say.

    Up your dosage. It’s not working.

  1079. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I can’t believe we were up 6-0 at one point and choked up 7 runs because the manager wanted to get a rookie a win. It’s like a bad dream now that I can’t get out of my head. Even if the Yankees somehow pull off a win, it still leaves a sour taste in my mouth about the ineptitude of the decision making running the team.

    And now after berkman, it’s the three biggest black holes in baseball – kearns, curtis, and cervelli…

    what a mess…

  1080. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “I swear, win one game – whether tonight or tomorrow and things will look a whole lot better. It’s just a snowball right now………….”

    Absolutely. Let’s make it tonight and continue it tomorrow!

  1081. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Cmon Puma

  1082. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Blake I would guess Andy would pitch game three not two…

  1083. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Why do I keep thinking Lance is going to go deep?

  1084. Swishalicious33 September 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    If the Yankees somehow win this one I’ll dance around the blog naked. Anyone else would be welcome to join.

  1085. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    What happened to Girardi’s reliever rule when it comes to Wood?

    That is now 4 appearances in 5 days.

  1086. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    that was quick.

  1087. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I hate Soriano and his antics…..he is a mini-Valverde and rips out his shirt everytime he gets a save. He was a mediocre reliever before this season, and with this offense. Send him out to Milwaukee or Pittsburgh…see how many celebrations he’ll have there

  1088. EA September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    The Yankees have a weak bottom of the order, but the lineup is still better than the Rays lineup on paper. Hell, it is better than basically every lineup in baseball.

    They are just not executing… at the worst possible time.

    They have a 1-man pitching staff and 2-man lineup. Not going to win many games against playoff teams like Tampa and Texas with so many ineffective parts.

  1089. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Joe, I know I’m a pessimist – and I worry all the time – but when people start giving up, calling games over and talking in absolute negatives, well – I just don’t get it. They still have to play the games………..and no amount of negative talk will prevent the games from being played.

    The Yankees have flaws- for one, their SP. For another, their inconsistent offense. However, when I look at it – they have the 2nd best record in baseball, so what does that make everyone else?

  1090. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Great here comes the automatic outs

  1091. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Can I make a request? Not get caught up in personalities here. It’s a blog to discuss Yankees’ baseball, not who doesn’t mesh with who. Yeah, we can all skip over posts, but it does get tiresome. Especially when so many have something constructive to contribute to the discussion.

  1092. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    SJ44 – No matter what the dosage, it never works. As the dosage gets higher, I get crazier! :lol:

  1093. kill.schill-ing September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    It doesn’t sound like him though Trish. Does it sound like him to you? Maybe he sold the identity to Bobcat. LOL!

  1094. Lou-in-Vermont September 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    is it legal for Soriano to keep info in his baseball cap?

  1095. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    almost Austin

  1096. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    “Blake I would guess Andy would pitch game three not two…”

    as things stand now…I don’t think so.

  1097. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    the bright side is that we are losing some games but by 1 run. we could just as easily win by 1. in the playoffs, it all starts over. and we WILL make the playoffs.

  1098. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    WHY IS KEARNS PLAYING MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL???

  1099. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    The extremely ill=tempered Randy should be happy. His great-grandson, Livon pitched 8 shutout innings against the Braves and hit a homer and an RBI single.

  1100. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    even more awesome… hope that golden sombrero fits nicely and doesn’t itch.

  1101. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    This Kearns is ridiculous. He’s struck out iirc on 3 pitches that were all in the dirt, all worthless pitches that shouldnt have been swung at.

  1102. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Golden Sombrero

  1103. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I’m really trying to take positives out of a bad situation here. Alex is still clutch, Cano had a big hit, Jeter looks better – Wood has been phenomenal. Just get to the playoffs- I don’t care how, by hook or by crook – then take care of business.

  1104. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Kearns is a guaranteed K or GIDP

  1105. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Great post Joe from long island

  1106. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Blake, about things bouncing for the Yankees, earlier when I was watching the game ast a friend’s house I said exactly that, that it finally looked like things were starting to bounce right for the Yankees. The balls wered being hit down the line and staying in-bounds, and the Rays were looking like keystone cops in the field.

    I am hoping the baseball gods looked on the 5th inning as an aberration and the ball has indeed started bouncing the right way for us again.

    Fingers crossed.

  1107. NYY fan in NH September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Yanks playing with half a lineup cause the bottom for aren’t doing nothing tonight!

  1108. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Cashman basically told Curry last week that Pettitte is starting game 2.

  1109. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    a good feature here would be to block being able to see some people’s messages.

  1110. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Why is Girardi going to the bench with two outs against Rafael Soriano? Pitch count?

  1111. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    kill schill – the guy is bipolar. One minute he’s rational, the next he’s crying and whining a river about a manager that won the 2009 WS.

  1112. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Oh boy…..just can’t get on base

  1113. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Kearns really hasn’t had much of a chance tonight…he got a mistake there and yanked it foul but other than that he’s missing pitches by a mile.

  1114. NYY fan in NH September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “Yanks playing with half a lineup cause the bottom four aren’t doing nothing tonight”

  1115. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Wow, so Kearns is struggling – big deal. I swear, whenever a player goes into a funk, it means he’s garbage. Right.

  1116. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    What do you know Kearns swings at another pitch in the dirt. How surprising. I hope the Yanks don’t lose this game without ever using Thames and Posada in a big spot. I still can’t believe Girardi let Kearns bat with the bases loaded.

  1117. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “The extremely ill=tempered Randy should be happy. His great-grandson, Livon pitched 8 shutout innings against the Braves and hit a homer and an RBI single.”

    THE NATS!!!

    :)

  1118. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    That’s our Juan Miranda! Mr. Popup Miranda! :lol:

  1119. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Kearns had what, 10 good days with us?

    Another awful acquisition.

    Now an opportunity for another walkoff loss, thanks to this “great” offense. 1 run in the last 4 innings…

  1120. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Figures….Yankees are in home run mode. This is why they lose walk off games all the time. Haven’t had a base runner since the sixth inning.

  1121. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    sigh…..

  1122. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    And lucky for us, Cervelli gets to lead off the 10th (if we get that far).

  1123. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    “Wow, so Kearns is struggling – big deal. I swear, whenever a player goes into a funk, it means he’s garbage. Right.”

    Nice Betsy.

  1124. Lou-in-Vermont September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    anybody smell walk-off?

  1125. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Trisha,

    mine too, and toes.

  1126. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    That sucked. Not feeling good about the bottom of the ninth.

  1127. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I dont like our chances with the scored tied at the rays. How many times is are the yankees going to get walked off on?

  1128. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Just walk us off. Please get it over with.

  1129. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    The issue with using Robertson in the 9th is, he’s been up three times warming up tonight.

    That’s always a risk when a guy gets hot more than once before coming into a game.

    In those situations, sometimes guys leave their stuff in the pen.

    It’s why it would have been a better use of him to have brought him into the game in the 5th inning while they had the lead.

  1130. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    You know nothing. Posada sucks pinch hitting.

  1131. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    And btw, that performance by the black hole that is the bottom half of the order was truly pathetic.

  1132. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    LGY, that means if the Yanks are on the road that Phil (or whomever Pitches at home……….but I suppose that’s worth the tradeoff for having Andy pitch a game 5.

  1133. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I know last night I said that I was getting conditioned to the pain of walk-off losses but a walk-off after blowing a 6-run lead?

    That’s new territory.

    Come on Yanks. Help a brother out.

  1134. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I am truly scared of the impending inning. Can we bring in CC?

    I cannot believe this game isnt over yet….and we didn’t win….can’t wait to hear Joe’s postgame….and his dumb look.

  1135. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    These MLB announcers sound like they work for NESN….

  1136. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Benoit-soriano will be deadly in a playoff series

  1137. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Woods has been lights out last few outings.
    He basically locked up the eight inning role for the playoffs.
    Robertson for 7th.
    Joba for 6th if needed.

  1138. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    KS-

    I don’t really know what happened with Joba and his stuff. It’s just baffling.

    On the whole my best guess is that after he was drafted and worked with the minor league coaches he was able to adjust his mechanics in a way which made him a very different pitcher than he’d been before.

    But he just wasn’t able to maintain those skills because he doesn’t repeat his deliver well and isn’t very athletic. Pitching is a complicated set of linked interactions. If that kinetic chain is thrown off the results can differ. I just don’t know if those mechanics that made him so good were every really an ingrained, “natural” part of him that he could sustain.

  1139. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    If Girardi didn’t screw up in Texas and burn out his entire bullpen, the Yankees may have been 3-1 in their last 4 instead of 0-4. Now tonight he couldn’t get Nova out of there because he didn’t want to get 5 innings out of the pen again, and it burned him once again. That’s why you never mess around in games you have a chance to win, because one game like that can have a ripple effect for the entire next week .

  1140. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “Wow, so Kearns is struggling – big deal. I swear, whenever a player goes into a funk, it means he’s garbage. ”

    no, just means he’s struggling.

  1141. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “That’s our Juan Miranda! Mr. Popup Miranda! :lol:

    Yet Boston brings up nobody losers like Don McDonald, Nava, Kalish, etc. and they get big hit after big hit.

  1142. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Looks like another walk off tonight. Unbelievable how the offense just goes into the tank in the late innings.

  1143. stuart a September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    they cannot hit good pitching at all.

    kearns looked like me at bat….

    how can they blow this game tonight?????????????

  1144. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    cervelli has been on base a lot this past week. he has been better than most of the other guys in the lineup lately.

  1145. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    walk off cometh…

  1146. Swishalicious33 September 14th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I can’t watch this anymore. I cannot sit and watch another mfing walkoff.

  1147. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    “I’m really trying to take positives out of a bad situation here. Alex is still clutch, Cano had a big hit, Jeter looks better – Wood has been phenomenal. Just get to the playoffs- I don’t care how, by hook or by crook – then take care of business”

    Betsy at her best. Perfect post Betsy.

    :)

  1148. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Seriously how many shut out innings does this lineup think the bullpen can pitch?

  1149. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    they cannot hit good pitching at all.
    ____

    Garza is good and they nailed him tonight.

  1150. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t think I can physically take another walk off. Can we just win this one? Please?

  1151. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    calm down everyone. robertson will be fine.

  1152. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Hold on tight everyone. Its going to be a wild ride here late again.

  1153. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Girardi deserves another walk off loss….let him keep spewing his nonsense excuses and he can tell his lame @$$ story walkin’ !

  1154. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Yes Robertson might have throw 90 pitches in the pen

  1155. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    “Benoit-soriano will be deadly in a playoff series”

    Tampa in general will be very dangerous. They have a “never say die” attitude. Seems like everytime you see highlights of their games, they are rallying in the late innings to win.

    They have character, looks like it just might be their year. Good thing they are losing their key pieces next year.

  1156. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Blake, I know – but take a look at some of the posts about Kearns; it’s like a soap opera in here.

  1157. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I keep on envisioning the ball coming to Austin Kearns, and me thinking…hey! He will catch this….but he doesn’t and the inning continues…..and we lose our lead….He can share goat of the game with Girardi

  1158. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    yank – that’s because they get all the luck. they get career losers to hit for them. why? Because when their guys come up, they want to make an impact and help the team. Juan Miranda is just up here to take his hacks and swing for the fences.

  1159. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    with the bottom half of the order sitting as it is, the pen is going to have to have a ton of shut out innings…

  1160. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Sit down, Brignac

  1161. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Regardless of what some thing of him and the innings that he’s being used in, Chamberlain has allowed just 4 runs in his last 20 games over 21 innings.

  1162. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    All these games they have been losing have been competitive….they haven’t been getting blown out. Its been heart breaker after heart breaker….its gotta stop sometime.

  1163. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Tampa has a never say die attitude? Up until the past few days, they were in 2nd place…………for a long time. The Yankees are just in a terrible slump now; it’s not like the Rays have been playing lights out.

  1164. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    i agree with betsy.

    1st priority has top be getting healthy…

    get to the playoffs one way or another and they will be fine.

    HFA is ideal but getting there either way as long as they are healthy is more important.

  1165. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Well, I would have used DRob earlier, maybe the 5th, and been concerned with wearing him out in the pen, but he sure seems to have his stuff here.

  1166. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 14th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    blake, really ? When ?

  1167. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    The pitching staff can only do so much when you don’t score them any runs.

    The bullpen once again except for one pitch from Boone Logan has been lights out tonight. If the Yankees offense did its job and hit a ball in the air in the 6th inning, Rivera would be in this game right now with a chance to win it and they wouldn’t have to burn out every single pitcher in the pen yet again tonight.

  1168. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Someone a little while back said Soriano was nothing before this year, NOT quite so !

    Has had several good years.

    I was hoping NY would sign him last off season. The guy is damn good.

  1169. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    All these games they have been losing have been competitive….they haven’t been getting blown out. Its been heart breaker after heart breaker….its gotta stop sometime.
    __

    look at the positive there. competitive means one single thing can turn it all the other way.

  1170. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    0-2 to 3-2. This happens too much with our pitching staff, minus CC.

  1171. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Blake, that’s the good thing about baseball – you play everyday and every day is a chance to put the last game behind you. If they lose this game, then you just have to move on and forge ahead. Most of the players on this team have been through worse – it’s not the end of the world.

  1172. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    “anybody smell walk-off?”

    Not I! But I tend to be a rather upbeat, rosy person that way.

    :)

  1173. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Come on….Jaso?!?!?!

  1174. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Cervy needs to hold the glove so the ump can get a look there.

    Alright one more out to go cmon

  1175. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    blake, yeah, I had the exact same thought.

  1176. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Don,

    tonight we can hope.

  1177. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    6 to nothing. sheesh.

  1178. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    “Blake, that’s the good thing about baseball – you play everyday and every day is a chance to put the last game behind you. If they lose this game, then you just have to move on and forge ahead. Most of the players on this team have been through worse – it’s not the end of the world”

    Betsy, I swear I could hug you when you are in this mode (and no, I am not funny that way!)

  1179. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Posada should be pinch hitting to lead off the 10th for Cervelli. Let’s get to business and get some runs and win this game.

  1180. Nick in SF September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Maybe we can still win? :?

  1181. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    AC, I want to win the division, but really my point was that once the playoffs start, it’s a whole new ballgame and it doesn’t matter how you got there……The team still has destiny in their hands. I do just wish that I had more faith in the manager; I wonder how the players feel about Joe.

  1182. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    about 3 weeks ago, Kearns was the board darling because he was hitting. Now those same people want him dumped out by the curb with the garbage. While they were taking Kearns out, they were salvaging Berkman, who they carted out there two weeks before that because he wasn’t hitting.

  1183. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    How do you expect this Yankees team to respond when they finally score runs and get some swagger back, only to see Girardi wait and wait and wait to yank Nova until he’s already given away the majority of that lead?

    If you keep losing games like they have been lately, eventually it really starts to wear on you. These games hurt a lot more than losing 10-1, whether they all count the same or not is irrelevant. Having walk off losses in 3 of the last 4 games just crushes the players, and if you don’t win some of these games in which you finally start having some good, it’s going to keep snowballing.

  1184. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    So who is next after Robertson? Gaudin, Alba or Girardi’s boyfriend Mitre? lol This lineup might need another 5 innings to score a run.

  1185. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Wow – walk Zobrist to get to Carl?

  1186. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    “6 to nothing. sheesh”

    Can you stop! Geesh. Concentrate on winning this game.

  1187. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Wow !

  1188. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Catch of the year?

  1189. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    NICE

  1190. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Trish, just keep in mind there is nothing wrong with being negative or worried – it doesn’t make one a bad fan.

  1191. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    uhhhh thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1192. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Give Grandy a double star!!

  1193. Squeakz September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I can’t digest 3 walk off losses in the last 4 games. I just can’t

  1194. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    WHAT A CATCH!!!!!

  1195. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Curtis with awesome leather there!

  1196. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    WOW that was a great catch!!!!

  1197. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Web gem!

  1198. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    GRANDERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s the momentum we needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s get em this inning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1199. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    yes, fxxk off Rays!

  1200. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, Grandy looked like Tommy Agee in the ’69 WS there…

  1201. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    OMG….what a catch…..is it a sign? We’re winning this game…..the madness stops tonight!

  1202. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Well he can’t hit but he plays a decent CF

  1203. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    What a play.

  1204. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    WHO SAID GRANDERSON’S DEFENSE WASN’T WORTH ANYTHING????

    :)

  1205. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Matt,

    Tonight was a night they scored runs.

    6-2 lead, a rookie scuffling, you put Robertson in the game there to get Longoria, the Yankees win easily.

    Instead, what happened changed the momentum of the game.

    Seven runs should be enough to win if you make the right pitching calls.

    Granderson just made the catch of the year!

    Great catch!

  1206. Stacey September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    The Grandy Man!!

  1207. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    they’ve been putting a lot of crappy games behind them these past two weeks. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to end any time soon.

  1208. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    GB, yep………….I wonder who’s next on the hit list?

  1209. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    who hates Granderson now…huh damn that was phenom stuff right there

  1210. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Wow! How the heck did Granderson possibly out run that ball and then hold on to it. What a huge play on an absolute bullet.

    Granderson really has the capacity to dominate games both with his glove and his power.

    Huge play.

  1211. m September 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    OMG. Following on gameday. Drob making me have a heart attack. Need. Run. Now.

  1212. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Beautiful diving catch after a long run. Never thought he could catch up to the ball to stop it from going to the wall, much less catching it.

  1213. Swishalicious33 September 14th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    If they don’t win after that catch, I don’t think they ever will.

  1214. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    sorry… still stuck in my throat and can’t seem to swallow it.

  1215. LGY September 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Catch of the year

  1216. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Only fitting if Granderson hits a HR to give them the lead.

  1217. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I would like to give a shout out to Fran and to Tar, wherever they are, for standing behind Granderson when the rest of the forum (minus me naturally) was ready to trade him away. Both said that there was still time for him to contribute offensively and both also said that we needed to remember that he also helped this team tremendously with his defense.

    That’s called perspective folks.

    :)

    GO YANKEES!!!

  1218. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    SJ,

    I agree entirely, it really makes no sense the way Girardi has been managing lately.

    Earlier in the season he was thinking outside of the box and bringing in his best relievers in spots like that because he knew that those moments may decide the game right then and there, not the 8th inning, but the 4th or 5th perhaps.

    If you get out of the jam, then you most likely end up cruising to a win in tonight’s game and you don’t have to go to everybody in the pen before it’s over.

    Another crucial mistake in managing, and hopefully this doesn’t cost him even more games when the bullpen is tired.

  1219. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I didn’t think there was any way he was catching that ball off the bat. He closed on that ball very quickly.

  1220. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Come on Jorge – give a reason to hip hip…

  1221. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Please please, SOMEONE, run into a fastball.

  1222. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Grandy is going longball this inn. It’s a storybook ending.

  1223. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    all of sudden, I begin to hate Rays

  1224. m September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Wheeler. Ees bueno?

  1225. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    6-2 lead, a rookie scuffling, you put Robertson in the game there to get Longoria, the Yankees win easily

    —-
    No doubt…

  1226. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    THANK YOU JORGE!

  1227. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    damn……

  1228. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Go Posada!!!! Get up Mo and please save this one.

  1229. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!

  1230. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SCREW RAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1231. Benny Blanco September 14th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    THAT WAS CRUSHED!!!!

  1232. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    JORGE! That ball was hammered..

  1233. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    who said Posada can’t pinch hit?

  1234. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Jorge and Mo. Game over.

  1235. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!

    And this is why they play the games, folks!!!!!

    :)

  1236. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JORGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUICED ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HIP HIP JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1237. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Who said Jorge can’t PH? HIP HIP……

  1238. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    POSADA

    HELLS YEAH

  1239. Nick in SF September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    A true Yankee hero!

  1240. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    good call to hold him to face this reliever.

  1241. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Anyone wanna knock Posada ?

  1242. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    YES!!!! MOST CLUTCH PINCH HIT OF THE SEASON!!!!!

  1243. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    and who said he couldn’t pinch hit?

  1244. Wang IS Taiwan September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Who said Posada stunk at PH? Take it back.

  1245. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    That might be the longest homer that Posada has ever hit. What a monsterous blast

  1246. indy42 September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!!!!!!

  1247. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Big time swing for Jorge right there.

  1248. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    KILL ALL RAYS!!!!!!!!!!!

  1249. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    SADO. MONSTER SHOT.

  1250. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    i stand corrected on posada and pinch hitting, but he was 0-the year before that.

  1251. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Off the top of the restaurant. :shock:

  1252. raymagnetic September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    All you babies need to have your bottles now and go to your bed.

  1253. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    who said Posada sucked off the bench??????????

    told you guys its only up from here

    LOVE IT JORGIE

  1254. m September 14th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Damn! That Girardi is a genius! What a move!

    Hip hip, Jorge!

  1255. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    You know nothing. Posada sucks pinch hitting.

    ——–

    Ouch!!

  1256. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    How far did that go….good grief, 39 years old and still has lighting in those wrists.

  1257. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    JETER!!!!! JETER!!!!!

  1258. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Lets go, more runs please. Lets get a little lead for Mariano.

  1259. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Lets hope Mo has his mojo back.

  1260. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    here we go. Granderson woke them up!

    I think Granderson is going to be huge next year for us.

  1261. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Oh Thank God.

    Let’s get it done Mo. Wash out that bad taste left over from Sat.

  1262. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    RAYS AIRPLANE WILL CRASH NEXT TIME!!

  1263. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    The captain is back!!!!

  1264. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Get more runs. Don’t sit on one run.

  1265. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    ac1 – you’re really lookin’ good there, sport!

  1266. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Oh man, my mouth is dry…..palms sweaty, you’d think I’m actually playing

    Mo has to earn this for us…..Craw/Longoria….

  1267. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Let me guess tonight is Alba’s audition to pitch the 10th inning?

  1268. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    this is why there was no reason to give up last night after the Rays had burned both Benoit and Soriano. You just can’t give up games in the heat of a pennant race, period.

  1269. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    lol Madden means business….would be nice to get another run here. Look at that dynamic duo…Grandy makes a great play and Posada makes the Rays pay!!

  1270. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Posada does suck off the bench

    that was absolutely fantastic, but it’s the exception, not the rule

  1271. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    And if we dont score any more runs this inning, chump SJ will predictably whine and moan about our offense being bad on the road!! :lol:

  1272. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    please win.

  1273. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    You know nothing. Posada sucks pinch hitting.

    ——–

    Ouch!!

    __

    HA . I already took my lumps on that one. But i stand by the stats. Posada was 0-10 or something this year pinch hitting.

    I can admit when i am wrong and i am glad i was.

  1274. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Matt can you stop whining???????

    Good Christ, the Yankees are winning now. Give it as rest. It’s sickening.

  1275. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Dan WheelHouse

  1276. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Granderson has to be feeling good right now…time to make himself feel even better.

  1277. Yank 97 September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    This would be the best win of the year (if we get it).

  1278. jackamir September 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated. SADO LIVES!!!!!!!!!

  1279. randy l. September 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    that’s what hall of famers do.

    posada is so underrated as a hitter.

    he’s not going to be really appreciated until he’s gone.

  1280. m September 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Um. Crashing airplanes? No Yankee fan should joke about that.

  1281. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    That’s what having a Hall of Fame catcher sitting on your bench can do for you.

    Hopefully it Granderson gets ahead 2-0 in the count Girardi won’t have him bunt, but I wouldn’t count on it.

  1282. Wang IS Taiwan September 14th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    this is why there was no reason to give up last night after the Rays had burned both Benoit and Soriano. You just can’t give up games in the heat of a pennant race, period

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You got that right!

  1283. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    still believe if swish and gardner are going to miss time, we need every OF left on the 40 up here tomorrow.

  1284. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    If Tex was actually hitting I would have Granderson bunt here. Instead he is just hacking away.

  1285. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    mo will have his work cut out for him against crawford, longoria and pena.

  1286. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Girardi is genius. He saved Posada for the right time to pinch hit him.

  1287. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    When the offense shows up, it can cover up for a lot of mistakes in pitching.

    Losing this game with a 6-0 lead could have been crushing and put them in a very difficult position with a worn down bullpen and desperately needing wins any way they could get it.

    Instead, one swing of the bat and if Rivera can lock down the lead, they can erase a lot of frustration in one inning.

    If they win this game, all of a sudden they have a chance to win this series with Hughes going tomorrow night. They would then have a chance to erase a lot of poor play with one good game in the series finale, and 1.5 up on Tampa would put them pretty much right where they were before the Texas series.

  1288. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Hey ac1 …just busting your chops…

  1289. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    ugh, not a good AB there for Grandy, but oh well, that catch was worth a heck of a lot more than that AB.

  1290. cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Grandy is pretty much an automatic out. Hate to say that.

  1291. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    This would be a good spot for Tex to break out of his slump.

  1292. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Teix could go yard here…

  1293. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    That’s why everyone wishes Posada could play more.

    Not a good AB by Grandy but I think he gets a pass there after that catch….he’s also had some good swings tonight in other ABs

  1294. Rob_NY September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    How can someone who was (maybe still is?) an unabashed supporter of Kei Igawa and Kyle Farnsworth’s pitching prowess post about their genius approach to baseball fandom? Everybody gets some right and plenty of calls wrong, even the folks who see the world through pinstriped shades.

  1295. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Maybe Maddon pulled Soriano for the whole “win the war” idea, but he threw only about 10 pitches his first inning

    that didn’t quite work out

  1296. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I would like A-Rod to get a chance to hit.
    Hopefully, there won’t be a double play.

  1297. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Jeter’s first multi hit game in the last 2o games. That’s when you know that he’s slumping. He’s hit in 8 of his last 11 games.

  1298. tyanksfan36 September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    They all thought that ball hit to center that Granderson caught was a walk off. The air just got sucked out of tropicana with that bomb by Posada. Hip hip jorge never sounded so good

  1299. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I can take it

  1300. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    NIce to see Tex try to go the other way there though.

  1301. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    Grandy is pretty much an automatic out. Hate to say that.
    ———————–
    give me a break, he had two doubles earlier in the game, what were those?

  1302. Abes Odd World September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    c’mon arod – hit #24

  1303. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Alex, pop one out or a double so that we have an insurance run.

  1304. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    “Girardi is genius. He saved Posada for the right time to pinch hit him.”

    Got nothing to do with Girardi. Only the bad stuff does.

    :)

    Abes you can swallow now. I promise you we’re going to win this game.

  1305. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I really would like another run. I trust Mo, but another run will make me feel better about things.

  1306. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Is it so wrong to ask for vintage Mo tonight after his Texas implosion

  1307. Ken Phelps September 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    cs in la September 14th, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    Grandy is pretty much an automatic out. Hate to say that.
    —-

    Except for the two doubles In this game

  1308. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    It would be nice to score Jeter here since Tampa has the meat of their order up. Instead the guys are hacking away at everything.

  1309. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Hey, randy – You’re absolutely right. And the only way he’s not as fully recognized as he should be is if Montero turns into a monster playing C.

  1310. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    “that’s what hall of famers do.”

    The number of catchers in the history of the game who could have powered a ball out to that part of the park and hit it that well is very small.

    He’s just a special player.

    Even at his age and after catching for so long he has great bat speed.

    No doubt hall of famer.

  1311. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Girardi made 1 smart move….and it was Drob over Mo….he needed to save Mo in hopes we had the lead

  1312. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    C’mon mo! 1-2-3!

  1313. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Ok, Mo, please be Cyborg Mo tonight.

  1314. ZMAN September 14th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    AC, I want to win the division, but really my point was that once the playoffs start, it’s a whole new ballgame and it doesn’t matter how you got there……The team still has destiny in their hands. I do just wish that I had more faith in the manager; I wonder how the players feel about Joe.

    ———————

    Considering they won a championship with him last year (and aside from 4 guys, none of these guys had won before and guys like CC, AJ, etc. came here just for that) and considering the fact that he seems to care about them personally (allows daughters in the clubhouse, organizes ST bonding activities etc.)…. I don’t think they judge him on a bad week stretch.

    They probably blame themselves more for leaving 32 guys on base in Texas, moreso than Girardi. We have good guys in the lockerroom.. you won’t see locker room mutiny here like you did on the Mets. They might roll their eyes at some of his moves, but like his overall package.

  1315. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Even if they don’t score again, this game is now in Mo’s hands. If he doesn’t get it done, we shouldn’t go back and rehash the other chances we had to score.

  1316. m September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    3 quick outs, please. I need to pick up the kiddies.

  1317. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Mo time!!!

  1318. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Didn’t give Mo much breathing room.

  1319. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Having Jorge pinch hit for Cervelli had nothing to do with any managerial ‘genius’, it’s something that every major league manager and every fan would do in the same situation. What would have been stupid was leaving Cervelli in there.

  1320. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Rivera now needs to do as he always does…shake off a rare bad game and shut ‘em down on about 12 pitches.

  1321. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    ZMan, that’s true…………

    Well, I suppose this is how it should be – the best facing the best.

  1322. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Lets hope Mo is Mo tonight

  1323. GoldGlove9486 September 14th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Come on Mo. Come on Mo. Never wanted a regular season game as badly as I do tonight.

  1324. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Now the Great One has to be nails here. Lets get a W

  1325. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    “If he doesn’t get it done, we shouldn’t go back and rehash the other chances we had to score.”

    I dont agree. That’s like saying “just because the game was in MO’s hands, we cant blame the umpires for cheating us the rest of the game” or “for the bad luck of a Home run dying at the wall”

  1326. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Crawford is a big batter to get out. With his legs a single is a double.

  1327. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “How can someone who was (maybe still is?) an unabashed supporter of Kei Igawa and Kyle Farnsworth’s pitching prowess post about their genius approach to baseball fandom? Everybody gets some right and plenty of calls wrong, even the folks who see the world through pinstriped shades”

    Your time of month, Rob? I was an unabashed supporter of Kei Igawa and Kyle Farnsworth because I am an unabashed supporter of anyone worth saving, including you.

    I get most of them right because I’m bright enough to root for a winner without breaking step. You might want to try following suit. Or not!

    :)

  1328. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I hate these flashbacks on YES….don’t need to see what happened last night or in Texas or anything that has happened in the last week….save Swishers walk-offs

  1329. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Steal coming

  1330. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Goddamn bloop hits.

  1331. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    broken bat….

  1332. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Oh Man…….DP DP DP DP DP

  1333. UnKnown September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Shoot. Just can’t let him walk down to 2nd here. Try to monitor it.

  1334. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Double play please.

  1335. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    This game is far from over.

  1336. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Where was that pitch??????????? Put it behind and move forward.

  1337. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Hopefully mo will strikes out a couple of guys.

  1338. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Here we go. That was basically a lead off double. Mo’s command is off again. As he gets squeezed on the 1st pitch to Longoria.

  1339. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    that was a strike!!!!

  1340. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Terrible start.

  1341. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    wow, rivera looks really hittable again

  1342. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    how negative the impact will be on Mo if he blows again?

  1343. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Mo needs a ground ball before Crawford steals.

  1344. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Come on Mo.

  1345. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    This has the makings of trouble yet again

  1346. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “Even if they don’t score again, this game is now in Mo’s hands. If he doesn’t get it done, we shouldn’t go back and rehash the other chances we had to score”

    While I agree with you I don’t think you’ll get total support for this premise.

  1347. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    first pitch to Longoria was right there.

  1348. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    All Mo has to do is be concerned with the batter. Focus on the batter. Focus on the batter.

  1349. rconn23 September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    He doesn’t look good at all tonight.

  1350. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    # JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    how negative the impact will be on Mo if he blows again?

    =========

    None. He’s Mo. He doesn’t get rattled.

  1351. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Letting Crawford on? a recipe for failure

  1352. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    this cannot be easy can it? WHOA too close!

  1353. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    :)

    You go Mo!

  1354. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Almost fainted

  1355. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Yikes. Just missed that.

  1356. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Man I thought he got that…must have got it off the end a bit.

  1357. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Mo getting hit hard.

  1358. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Crawford did not tag !

  1359. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    -heart stops-

  1360. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Did anyone else’s heart just stop?

  1361. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 14th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Mo is throwing batting practice

  1362. Matt September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Rivera has not been getting the ball down lately and it’s obvious in how they are hitting the ball.

  1363. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Got a break there. Crawford should have tagged up on that instead of going 3/4 of the way to second.

  1364. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Joyce has power

  1365. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    OH CHRIST

    my heart imploded for a second there

  1366. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    pitch out ?

  1367. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    WOW. I definitely thought that was gone. Mo’s command is still really off. He can’t miss to Joyce or Pena here.

  1368. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Mo is Mo _ THE BEST !

  1369. Bo knows September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    There was the Yankee season in a nutshell. Jeter at first, no outs and the heart of the order swung for the fences. Now Rivera has been good all year, but why not tack on a run against Cormier? No team play at all.

  1370. Swishalicious33 September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    COME THE F ON MO

  1371. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    “how negative the impact will be on Mo if he blows again?”

    Not much, it is a veteran team.
    They are almost certain to make the playoffs even if as WC.

  1372. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    i don’t care about Crawford….let him steal even at 2B I trust that Mo can get two straight outs at the plate….Crawford is a distraction that can lead to a mistake

  1373. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    i think mo needs a few mental days off. let wood close for a few days.

  1374. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    While anything in life is possible, this is Mo we’re talking here. Seriously my money would be on him all day and night.

  1375. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Where was that pitch????????????????????????????? Put it behind and move forward.

  1376. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I can’t believe that Yankees fans would be worrying about the greatest relief pitcher in the history of the sport blowing a save with a runner on 1st and 1 out.

  1377. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I am really concerned about Joyce here….he has HR potential….I’m confident in Mo though

  1378. Pat M. September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Yanks / Rays remind be of what the Yanks / BoSox used to be like,,,Every game an epic battle

  1379. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Mo not sharp at all.

  1380. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    pitch out 1-1

  1381. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Mo looks very hittable

  1382. IIOIIOIIO September 14th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    # ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    i think mo needs a few mental days off. let wood close for a few days.

    ———————–

    !!

  1383. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Where was that pitch???????????????????????? Put it behind and move forward.

    All Mo has to do is focus on the batter. Focus on the batter. Focus on the batter.

  1384. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Jesus jeter

  1385. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Great throw by Posada

    Crawford just got a good jump

  1386. CB September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Mo’s command is off. Not sure why. He just doesn’t look right.

  1387. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    He’s out!

    Thanks to DJ ,he’s safe! fxxk off.

  1388. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    damn it!!! I think he had him

  1389. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    if jeter held onto that he may have been out.

  1390. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Need the K here.

  1391. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    That was a very good throw by Posada. Nothing he can do there.

  1392. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Mo just needs 2 outs.

  1393. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Ok…ok…get strike 3

  1394. Swishalicious33 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    please please please

  1395. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    If Derek holds onto to that throw, he’s out.

    Great throw by Jorge.

  1396. Pat M. September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Safe by a mile

  1397. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    The 2B umpire looked like he was gearing to call Crawford out too. What horrible luck for that to happen.

  1398. The Other Phil September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    # JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    He’s out!

    Thanks to DJ ,he’s safe! fxxk off.
    ====

    Wrong again. How does it feel?

  1399. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Mo’s command is off but he’s getting squeezed a bit as well. He’s not missing by much.

  1400. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Woulda been safe if Jete had it either way

  1401. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    DAMN – almost had him at 2nd.

  1402. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    “Safe by a mile”

    That was strike 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That was strike 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1403. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    WTF, that was a strike

  1404. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    They shoulda gave Mo that…..

  1405. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Where was that pitch?!??! Of course the ump tries to help Tampa now.

  1406. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Where was that….lord.

  1407. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    “I can’t believe that Yankees fans would be worrying about the greatest relief pitcher in the history of the sport blowing a save with a runner on 1st and 1 out.”

    I’m definitely with you. I’d feel a lot worse if there were no outs and someone as quick as Crawford.

  1408. Swishalicious33 September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Unreal.

  1409. ac1 September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  1410. Ace September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    What a throw!

  1411. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    OMG!!!

  1412. -Matt- September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST

    WHAT A THROW

    OH MY GOD

  1413. ConcernedCitizen September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1414. Yankee44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Nice gun by Golson!

  1415. SJ44 September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    What a throw by Golston!!

  1416. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

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

    Take that Carl you piece of ….. Crawford!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TAKE THAT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GOLSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1417. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Golson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1418. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    WOW!…..what a canon. That is huge and what was Crawford doing?

  1419. SAS September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Finally !!!!!

  1420. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CRAWFORD, YOU FXXKING SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1421. jrazz12 September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw

  1422. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I NEVER BROKE A SWEAT!

    I love going through life believing everything will be fine!!!

    :)

  1423. Pat M. September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    What a chuck to 3rd…where did that come from

  1424. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Carl Crawford ties Brett Gardner for bonehead play of the year…

  1425. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now Gardner isn’t alone making a big mistake

    GREAT THROW GOLSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In MO I always trust!!!!!!!!!

  1426. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    That was ichiro-esque

  1427. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    What a rocket throw by golson. He earned his call up paycheck on that throw.

  1428. Nick in SF September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Suck on that you stupid Rays!

    You don’t run on Greg Golson!!!!!

    :twisted:

  1429. Betsy September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Wow!!!! What a throw by Golson!! What was CC doing?

  1430. Bronx Jeers September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Candman has an arm huh.

    He’s a good outfielder.

  1431. SAS September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Well, that feels good

  1432. Pepitone September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Whew, Sandman with a nail biter.

    Can Matt go home now?

  1433. TheStraw September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Defensive play of the year.

  1434. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Told ya told ya told ya told ya told ya!

    Gee Rob, I was right again!

    ;)

  1435. JobaTipsHisCap September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    CRAWFORD, YOU FXXKING MORON, SUCK TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!

  1436. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I am in shock

    I woke my whole building up

  1437. MG September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    that was a great throw by Golson and incredible tag by Arod but Crawford made a horrible play there.

  1438. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    WHAT A THROW

  1439. DCYankee September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Back to back nights with bad base running mistakes.

  1440. Trevor September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    This is like a walk off on the road. :lol:

  1441. Erica in NY September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    The Yankees Magic Number to clinch the division is now 18 :grin:

  1442. Captain Clutch September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    GO GOLSON!!!! They are lucky that was a perfect throw and it didn’t go past Arod.

  1443. Tom in N.J. September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Golson is going to be arrested after the game for gun possession :shock:

  1444. Eric UWS September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    PLAY OF THE YEAR

  1445. randy l. September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    baseball game!!!!

    what a throw.

    nice pick up and tag by arod.

  1446. Bill D September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Great throw. Moronic decision by Crawford. Fun game to watch.

  1447. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    it’s so exciting to see the Yankees smile and jump up and down it seems like its been soooooooooo long.

    Posada obviously player of the game :)

  1448. Joe from Long Island September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    That rates with Brett’s blunder last night. Even worse, because it was the game.

    Amazing.

  1449. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Crawford at max effort versus us!!! Take that baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1450. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    That’s a play that could propel this team to a series win and a sweep of Baltimore

  1451. BBFan September 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Good win.
    Girardi deserves credit how he used the back end of the bullpen after lead was given up Logan.

    Now all the worrywarts can breath easy and try to make this blog aa little enjoyable tomorrow.

  1452. SAS September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    :arrow:

  1453. Carl September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    HOLY OMG!

  1454. blake September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    2 fastest guys in baseball made the same mistake on back to back nights. That was an unreal throw…..see fate made the umpire call that pitch a ball so that would happen.

  1455. CR9 September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Loser Crawford was max efforting versus and paid the price for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1456. 4 NYY September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Grandy-Posada-Golson- MO Yeah, you can put it on the win column !!!

  1457. DocTodd September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Nice!

  1458. 11 CF September 14th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    What will go unnoticed is that Gardner did a nice job backing up that throw

  1459. Rob_NY September 14th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Trisha– Ah … my time of the month, funny. The interesting thing (to me) that I was pointing out was that it’s not an acute eye for talent that made you “stick with” Granderson. You take up a lot of the total number of posts telling people who disagree with Yankee management that they’re being bad fans or don’t understand baseball. I just don’t quite see how much you have to “understand baseball” to agree with every move Yankee management makes and say every player on the team is imminently talented.

  1460. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Jorge, Mo, a Win……Andy’s back….Nick is ok…Brett may play tomorrow….first place

    Can we all smile tonight?

  1461. syd_cash September 14th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    this was a walk off on the road….we needed a win like that.

  1462. YankFanCA September 14th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    That throw was simply amazing . . . One of the best I’ve seen

  1463. Marcus September 14th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    WHAT…………………….A…………………………THROW!

  1464. Brappy55 September 14th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Still smiling

  1465. GreenBeret7 September 14th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Pat M. September 14th, 2010 at 10:54 pm
    What a chuck to 3rd…where did that come from

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

    Pat, Golson’s only problem has been his bat. He’s a very good 3 position outfielder, extremely fast and a reallty strong and accurate arm. He’d be an ideal #4 outfielder if his bat ever starts coming around. Still young at 25. A #1 draft pick by Philly traded him to Texas for John Mayberry Jr.

  1466. Rob_NY September 14th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    immensely = imminently to my iphone.

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