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Game 157: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (93-63)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames DH
Austin Kearns LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP A.J. Burnett (10-14, 5.05)
Burnett vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (80-75)
Travis Snider LF
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Bautista RF
Vernon Wells CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
John Buck C
Adam Lind DH
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
John McDonald 2B

LHP Marc Rzepczynski
Rzepczynski vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m. / YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Jeff Nelson, 1B Mark Carlson, 2B Jeff Kellog, 3B Larry Vanover

WEATHER: Dome. Which is nice, because it’s pretty cold up here.

ONE MORE: If the Yankees win tonight, they’ll clinch a spot in the playoffs. They could also clinch if Boston loses.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Yankees will play their final six regular-season games on the road. They are 41-34 away from Yankee Stadium this season, the third-best road record in the big leagues behind Tampa Bay (45-32) and San Diego (43-35).

IT’S BEEN A GOOD MONTH: Alex Rodriguez has a home run in four of his past eight at-bats. He has eight home runs this month, his highest one-month total since June of 2008 when he hit nine.

WALK OFF: Last night was the Yankees first walk-off walk since 2004 when Jorge Posada was walked by Jorge Julio in the ninth. The last time the Yankees had a walk-off walk in extra inning was May 9, 2000 when Jim Morris walked Paul O’Neill in the 10th.

UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: A lead-off double has done the damage here in the first. Otherwise, Burnett has allowed only two routine ground balls, but those were enough to move Travis Snider from second to third, and from third to home for a 1-0 Blue Jays lead.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: John Buck just went deep to left-center field and one of the other writers — not me — called it. It’s 2-0 Blue Jays in the second.

UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Three-run home run by Vernon Wells and this thing has gotten out of hand pretty quickly. It’s already 5-0 Blue Jays in the third.

UPDATE, 8:04 p.m.: Must admit, I wasn’t expecting a start quite like this out of Burnett. He seemed to be showing some signs of getting on track lately, but this was just brutal. He’s out after 2.1 innings. It’s already 6-0 and Burnett is responsible for the runners at the corners.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Albaladejo and Moseley have done their part to keep the Jays from extending their lead, and red-hot Granderson’s two-run homer has put the Yankees on the board, but Burnett really left them in a huge hole and it’s still a 7-2 game after five.

UPDATE, 9:14 p.m.: It was easy to give up on this game four innings ago, but Mark Teixeira just went deep to make it a 7-5 game in the seventh. The Yankees are very much in it at this point.

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771 Responses to “Game 157: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Win.

  2. m September 27th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Zero.

  3. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    One

  4. m September 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    :mad:

  5. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    :)

  6. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    :lol:

  7. indy42 September 27th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    THIRD!

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    GO CHISOX!!!

  9. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    It is my fervent desire for the Yankees to win and win quickly. That way, Boston can start finish a meaningless game. :)

  10. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    A good start by AJ against a good hitting team would be really nice. Good as in 6-7 innings, 3 runs or less and no homeruns. 2 walks or less and none of those walks actually scoring. It seems like 99% of the time when he walks a guy they score. I think at this point this is the best you can ask from him.

  11. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Wicked cold m. Wicked cold.

  12. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    ;) You know it.

    Why is Swisher playing while Gardner rests? Swisher needs to sit as soon we clinch. Seriously.

  13. jackamir September 27th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Let’s go Showalter’s O’s. I have a good feeling we slide back into first tonight.

  14. Nick in SF September 27th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    3 wins to go, come on Yankee$!

  15. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Rick Vaugn pitching tonight. I like when AJ gets animated and has that look on his face when the balls are going every which way. Hard and fun to watch all at the same time. Hitters, catchers, umpires and heck even fans are all in danger when AJ takes the mound. Let’s just hope he can keep a few pitches under control tonight. Just enough to get the win and give us some laughs along the way.

  16. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Do the fans think the game starts at 8 o’clock? lol

  17. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    If you get do that “false start” a couple of times, does it mean the opposition gets a run? lol.

  18. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    wow.

  19. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Unfortunately, we’d still be tied. They failed to heed my plea to win the season series against the Rays.

  20. Eric UWS September 27th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Lets win this tonight and close it out!

  21. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    lets go yankees!

  22. hardwired7 September 27th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    a Jim Morris reference — awesome.

    how many people can say, “Did I ever tell you about the time Dennis Quaid portrayed me in a movie?”

  23. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Buck doing his AJ impression. Good stuff.

  24. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    does alex get his 30th tonight? By the way alex is seeing the ball lately, I think he will.

  25. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Swish definitely needs a day off

  26. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    A-Rod goes deep tonight

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’m watching the DTV MLB Mix. I’ve never done that before. I am essentially watching 5 games at one time. I’d be watching 8 but 3 don’t start until 8. I will definitely keep you updated on the Rays, and then the Sux once they begin.

    GO AJ!!! I think he is going to kick butt.

  28. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Let’s go AJ, surprise us tonight…

  29. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Gardner gets that ball!

  30. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Gardner catches that ball I’m almost sure….

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Don’t get nervous. He’ll settle down and there won’t be a lot of damage.

  32. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Kearns kills them on offense and defense. If Gardner can’t play against a lefty then let Golson play.

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Brady Bautista, I would have to believe.

  34. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Give vitamins another rbi…

  35. Jerkface September 27th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    AJ burnett has to be skipped in the ALDS.

  36. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Does AJ really have to pitch in the post season? I hate watching him pitch.

  37. jackamir September 27th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    AJ looks hitable. Lets hope for a hole in the dome and a rainout!!!!!

  38. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    All right got to switch over to Yankee feed the Jays’ guys just said AJ’s stuff better than Halladay’s. Sour grapes.

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Nah, he’ll be fine.

  40. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    burnett always struggles in the beginning of the game… let’s give him a little time to settle in.

  41. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Golson would have had that double. Better d against a good lineup. And golson has earned it. One of the best throws in all of baseball this year and double off price the other day. And kearns has done nothing lately. Don’t even care what kearns does today, golson earned a start tonight.

  42. kd September 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    well… he only threw 15 pitches. let’s see if he can go 6 or 7 innings. the team needs a long start

  43. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t think AJ should pitch in the ALDS either but that double should have and would have been caught had Gardner been out there…..he is throwing strikes at least tonight so far and his stuff has looked much better of late.

  44. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    we will score early and often against this Blue Jay slug, it is up to AJ to give us a quality start !

  45. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I cant believe (ok, i’m lying) AJ has given up 1st inning runs in 21-32 starts. He’s just been riddled with bad luck the entire season. And this was a guy that was dominating the AL EAST in 2008. I

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    “his stuff has looked much better of late.”

    Absolutely agree.

  47. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    At least they have handled this pitcher really well in the past. Let’s see how they do a day after a huge win.

  48. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Regardless of the first inning score, we need to put some on the board ourselves.

  49. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Nice to see randy l, Pat M and CB post in the last thread. Much missed around these parts, you guys.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    One inning down. No score in B’More.

  51. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Are the Yankees obligated to Kearns past this season?

  52. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Big surprise, AJ……..

  53. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Good piece of hitting by Kearns…got it off the end a bit but hopefully he’s coming out of his funk. They could use his bat off the bench.

  54. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Kearns with a hit with a guy on base- a few more of those and ill shut up.

  55. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    AJ struggles at the beginning and middle of games – he’s usually not around for the end because he’s been so bad.

  56. Eric UWS September 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Love ya Grandy, but that was ugly

  57. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    AJ’s 1st inning ERA is 6.97.

    His 3rd, 4th and inn. ERA not much better.

    Sweeny Murti

  58. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Kearns is hurt – I’m sure that’s why he’s been struggling.

  59. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    We fail again with runner on third with less than 2 outs.

  60. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    typical yankee baseball with a runner on third and less than two outs…

  61. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Another duck left on the pond with 1 out…It never fails….

  62. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    amazing how much you can hear on the field when there is nobody in the stands.

  63. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Doreen,

    I believe Kearns is a FA after this season.

  64. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Well last night’s win isn’t going to sure all ills, unfortunately.

  65. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    that powerful yankee offense!

  66. Eric UWS September 27th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    We’ll get to him, but AJ’s gotta keep the Jays in the park.

  67. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Anybody think Cervelli will be the backup next year????

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I tell you the O’s are knocking the tar off the ball. They’ve hit a few pretty deep. I would think it’s a matter of time.

  69. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Depending on Aj to hold them is nerve wracking…..

    they need to get better at getting runners in from 3rd with less than 2 outs…

  70. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Stranded at 3rd once again…….same old song & dance

  71. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    baltimore is going to be a better team next year if they stay healthy, but the pitching will only hold them in it for so long.

  72. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks blake. Catch you guys later.

  73. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Kearns has never been that good. He is what he is. Thought it was a head scratcher pick up. But he is right handed and can play the outfield. Kind of, if you set your standards low.

  74. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Later Doreen!

  75. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Get behind and groove one….pretty familiar. Wish they could kidnap Buck.

  76. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Burnett, l-o-l

    he’s flat out awful. just flat out awful.

  77. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    well…. thank you aj.

  78. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Yesterday was an exhale; that’s all it was. This team is very flawed. Nothing has changed in that regard.

  79. Eric UWS September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    AJ has 1 win in his last 10 starts. I don’t think he gets that #3 slot in the playoffs.

  80. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    and two runs is plenty against this so-called “offense”

  81. cs in la September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Man, AJ is questionable. Honestly, maybe Vasquez would be a better #4 in the ALDS.

  82. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    it seems like the yankees have been playing from behind for the last 100 games?

  83. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    AJ is absolutely pathetic. It’s the same story everytime he can’t throw strikes and then has to come over with a cookie. He has to be the 4th starter in the play offs and only pitch him if they have to. I am tired of this act already.

  84. CB September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    You cannot fall behind in the count to this Blue Jay team and get into predictable fastball counts. This is a team that feeds on that. They look fastball and swings from their heels. Their success is highly dependent on poor control from the opposition pitcher.

    AJ cannot keep falling behind like that.

  85. tampa yankee fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    AJ sucks. Get rid lf the SOB!

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    “This team is very flawed. Nothing has changed in that regard.”

    It’s only the 2nd inning!

  87. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    as long as aj can give us length today and show signs of progression im happy. two solo blast sucks but the real thing to watch out for is to see if he can avoid big jams in this game and if he can be efficent with his pitches.

  88. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I hope torontos crowd keeps screaming “AJ SUCKS”

  89. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    one thing nobody talks about is just how hittable burnett’s fastball is.

  90. jackamir September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    DOCTODD—–Cervelli will be a backup in Trenton

  91. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    if AJ goes 7 innings and gives up two runs, ill take that.

  92. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I’m so glad AJ is wearing his ugly arse power energy good luck necklace…I bet he’d really struggle without it….

  93. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    That’s AJ….gets behind Buck and grooves a 3-1 fastball for a HR, then throws disgusting pitches to the next guy and strikes him out….its a batter to batter thing with him.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    “Man, AJ is questionable. Honestly, maybe Vasquez would be a better #4 in the ALDS.”

    How about going with 3 in the ALDS?

  95. sevrox September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    So THIS is the pitcher you want on the mound in the postseason?

    Cashman should pick up 20 mil of his contract and trade his sorry-arse outta NY and to a Nat’l League perennial losing club. That way the Yanks would never have to face him in the postseason because he would suddenly pitch like he did against the Yanks before he joined the Yanks.

    Absolute worst pitcher on the staff.

  96. tampa yankee fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    AJ sucks. Get rid lf the SOB! Its agony to watch him throw the ball. He certainly doesn’t pitch.

  97. pat September 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Alex has 0 hits against the human consanant on the mound tonight so HR chances are questionable so someone else better decide to hit tonight.

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    “as long as aj can give us length today and show signs of progression im happy. two solo blast sucks but the real thing to watch out for is to see if he can avoid big jams in this game and if he can be efficent with his pitches.”

    I agree. Let’s see how the rest of the game shakes out.

  99. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    2nd inning or 8th . . . doesn’t matter. The truth is still the same. One win doesn’t change anything. Nothing is working right now — not the pitching; not the hitting.

  100. CB September 27th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    AJ Burnett threw an absolutely beautiful change up to strike out Adam Lind. Reminded me a bit of Felix Hernandez’s change up in that he threw it at 90mph.

    It’s really amazing how dense AJ is. He has this great change up and he’s just has so little pitching IQ that he refuses to use it.

  101. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    okay, aj has made two mistakes. its going to happen…. but when the offense strands runners on like that is pretty deflating for a pitcher. this game should be 2-1 right now. aj will be fine tonight.

  102. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Hey Kay! The Yankees are gonna come back and kick that playoff door down.

  103. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Elementary school math problem….Pitcher AJ gives up 1 run each inning…how many runs will the opposing team score off of AJ after 6 innings???

  104. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    “AJ Burnett threw an absolutely beautiful change up to strike out Adam Lind. Reminded me a bit of Felix Hernandez’s change up in that he threw it at 90mph.”

    The whole sequence to Lind was nice but you’re right the Change he finished him with was nasty….its the batter before Lind that just makes you scratch your head. Its happened all season with him….fall behind and hear comes fastball right down broadway….and the hitters know it.

  105. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    betsy

    the rays are just plain awful. They had men at first and third and could not drive in a freaking run against the o’s. There is no way they are a playoff team. :)

  106. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    5 strikes out?? Are you serious? COME ON!!!!!! Now this kid looks like JOHAN!

  107. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I have to laugh at this “AJ will be fine” talk. The man has an ERA over 5. It’s almost October. This is not some short-term trend, folks. The guy isn’t good.

  108. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    A lot of people underestimate the mental and emotional part of this game. The yankees are a lock for the playoffs and honestly they have been for a while. Its easy to lose your focus when that’s the case. These guys are human. Playoff time is a different animal. This team will be ready. The talent is there and no other team has proven they are any type of favorite. Doubt them all u want but know when looking at potential playoff matchups no roster is honestly superior to theirs.

  109. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    5 K’s against this bum…no shock, We made DiceK look like Cy Young yesterday..

  110. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    The offense looked this way against Tampa and Boston so we shouldn’t be surprised.

  111. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Well since I’d rather dwell on my allergies than be surrounded with nothing but complaining I’ll leave you to “enjoy” the game.

    I’ll update on the Rays game and the Sux game once it begins.

    I still believe the Yankees will take this game. The third time around is usually the charm.

    And nobody is going to want to be the one to let the Yankees clinch, so you can imagine they will be playing us tough.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  112. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    elementary school math problem… if the yankees score 0 runs each innings.. how many runs will they score by the time aj leaves the game? ,)

  113. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    5 strikeouts through 2.1 IP? :grrr:

  114. blake September 27th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hey how bout lets put one in play here and see what happens.

  115. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    AJ will be fine….that’s what they said about the levees in Louisiana as Katrina approached..

  116. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    6 strikeouts through 2.2 IP? :grrr:

  117. Yankee44 September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    The Yanks have made just about every scrub lefty look like Koufax this year :P

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    “A lot of people underestimate the mental and emotional part of this game. The yankees are a lock for the playoffs and honestly they have been for a while. Its easy to lose your focus when that’s the case. These guys are human. Playoff time is a different animal. This team will be ready. The talent is there and no other team has proven they are any type of favorite. Doubt them all u want but know when looking at potential playoff matchups no roster is honestly superior to theirs.”

    This is the post of the year. Realize though when you are dealing with people who only know how to live game to game, they have no way of gaining that perspective.

  119. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    as much as we have struggled the fact is when the playoffs start we still have CC, Andy, arod, tex, jeter, cano, posada, granderson, mo, wood, swisher on this team. I will take our guys in a series vs any team in the playoffs.

  120. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    This is downright comical. 7Ks against this scrub in just 3 innings. Are you kidding??

  121. m September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Oh, just never mind!

  122. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Trisha,

    Everyone wants the yankees to win. It just gets extremely frustrating watching a toronto pitcher strike out 7 yankees in a row!!!! SMDH!!!!

  123. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    that mighty yankee offense!

  124. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Typical Yankee offense making some bum look like Nolan Ryan.

  125. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    this guy gave up 11 runs in 7 innings vs the yankees this year with K 2s total…..

    He seems to have their number early tonight… key word is ‘early’

  126. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Let’s just forfeit the rest of the games in the regular season, and hope the White Sox win 1 game Vs the Sawx..

  127. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    The student has become the teacher. This kid is living the dream right now.

  128. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Unreal. Yes, we’re really getting our mo going for the post-season aren’t we. Making another garbage pitcher look like Cy Young. 7 k’s in a row.

  129. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Yesterday and today’s game so far proves how off the offense is and has been for the last 3 weeks. Especially swinging at pitches out of the strike zone that they never used to swing at. I can see Lee, Lester and Price but they are making nobodies like DiceK and this dude look amazing. You would think winning yesterday would take all of the pressure off but I guess not.

  130. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    i was gonna say that the Yanks destroyed this guy before and now he’s got 7 K’s in 3 innings.. This team is dreadful!

  131. JD September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Boston series and late arrival taking it’s toll on these guys.

  132. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Come on Trish – gimme’ some spin.

  133. jesusmonterofordh September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    yanks can’t compete at this level.

    only way the yanks can win is if the other teams gags it up

  134. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Rzep&^%@*^# has found the magic elixir: the Yankees line-up

  135. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    4 teams can clinch playoff spots tonight!!

  136. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Let’s try throwing strikes AJ…That would be a start…

  137. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Good thing they shut down Morrow….

  138. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Leave it to the Yankees to turn Mr. No Vowels into Mr. Cy Young. 7 K in 3 IP projects to 21. That would be a nice record to have.

  139. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    “AJ will be fine….that’s what they said about the levees in Louisiana as Katrina approached..”

    I think I have a pretty good track record. I said the Yankees would be fine last night while you were all on your knees pounding on the ground, pulling your hair out, and weeping bitterly. Face it, some of you guys can’t deal with a whit of adversity or uncertainty.

    So worry on.

    :roll:

  140. Cashman needs to go September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    The cubs are dying to get rid of carlos zambrano – he has 2 years left after this one at 19 mill per year (38 mil total) – basket case has 3 years left after this one at 16.5 per (49.5 MIL TOTAL) –

    the cubs would gladly take basketcase for zambrano who’s persona non grata at this point in cub land –

    i say do it – zambrano at least pitches with passion – AND you save 11 million dollars and get rid of zambrano 1 year earlier….plus he’s OK with going to the bullpen….

    enough is enough already with this bleeping sack of bleep

  141. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    burnett is always behind on the count…..

  142. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    CC should not pitch tomorrow even if they don’t clinch tonight.

  143. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    This team is horrible trying to hit off speed stuff and the rest of the league has caught on. All these guys just feed them constant change-ups and our boys can’t handle it.

  144. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    AJ has to hold them, but man – 6 Ks through less than 3? Against a guy they’ve torched? They’re going to get into the playoffs, but it’s asking a lot for them to just turn it on after they’ve been so awful offensively.

  145. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    a lead off walk from AJ…shocking!!!!

  146. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    the yankees have literally turned into a comedy routine. there’s no pride, no sense of purpose…just foolish looking swing after foolish looking swing.

    and good ol’ AJ with the leadoff walk.

    comedy gold…

  147. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    This jerk keeps putting runners on, while we whiff repeatedly

  148. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Yeah, it’s the travel and the hang-over from a tremendous homestand, etc., etc. It’s never what it really is, is it?

  149. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Positives from this game so far:

    AJ has not given up more than 1 run per inning.

    Several Yankees have not struck out.

  150. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Meanwhile, Bad AJ has shown up.

  151. UnKnown September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Gotta love those Sunday Night games with the Sux. Getting in to the next city at 4 am. And that was on a short travel trip.

  152. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    not a good start of the inning. Aj has the chance to show a lot of character if he can get out of this jam tho.

  153. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Oh please – Zambrano? I don’t think so.

  154. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    The Yankees stink because Cashman (and Joe) publicly conceded the division to Tampa Bay. That was unprofessional and strategically unsound.

  155. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    A walk and a hit batter…why am I not surprised?

  156. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    i dont know about the trade of burnett-zambrano but it is an idea.

  157. CB September 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    There are times this year where AJ just looks like he’s given up trying to focus and concentrate on the game.

    Which is pretty bad when you’re the guy with the ball in your hand and are dictating the play of the game.

  158. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Going for Javy’s HBP record now.

  159. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Either the Yankee hitters stink, which they don’t, or they’ve all fallen into terrible habits that Long has to try and break them of – pronto.

  160. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    So much for a great comeback and lucky win last night.. Now it’s back to the god awful play of the NYY’s and of course AJ Burnett! another game, another HBP

  161. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    The ability to throw strikes is just not there for AJ and it hasn’t been all year. There is no way that this guy can take the mound in the play offs. He is just a waste of talent. Girardi has to give the big boys in the lineup off tomorrow otherwise they are going to get worn out.

  162. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    AJ is so used to hitting guys with pies, he’s now hitting them with baseballs

  163. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue
    September 27th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    “AJ will be fine….that’s what they said about the levees in Louisiana as Katrina approached..”

    I think I have a pretty good track record. I said the Yankees would be fine last night while you were all on your knees pounding on the ground, pulling your hair out, and weeping bitterly. Face it, some of you guys can’t deal with a whit of adversity or uncertainty. So worry on.

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

    Trish. Get real. I mean really. Last night we were lucky. The fact you find this even remotely acceptable is beyond belief. You are not a fan – you are a cheerleader and there is a difference.

  164. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Next year, Bautista will hit 15 HRs.

  165. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    1 away

  166. Jerkface September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I think I have a pretty good track record. I said the Yankees would be fine last night while you were all on your knees pounding on the ground, pulling your hair out, and weeping bitterly.

    You’ve claimed victory in the face of a lot of yankee losses as well. Just saying you believe the yankees win every night and getting it right 55-60% of the time (the yankees likely winning %) does not make you an oracle.

  167. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    If AJ is giving up, then he should give up some of his paycheck……….but I can’t imagine he’s just giving up. He cares – he’s just not that good.

    I know he’s a veteran and he did it last year, but he should not start ahead of Phil in the post-season.

  168. Cashman needs to go September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    Oh please ? Zambrano? I don?t think so.

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

    what isn’t to like – you’re paying 11 million dollars less and shaving a year off having him on the team – zambrano can not pitch any worse than basketcase

  169. CB September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Even getting out Bautista – AJ missed his spot on nearly every pitch including the out pitch – big mistake.

  170. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Now you see why these Yankees will not make the playoffs.

    And even if they do, they will be swept in the first round — with all three games being no-hitters or perfect games.

  171. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    AJ isn’t a waste of talent. He has no talent, other than an ability to throw a ball hard. That’s not talent.

  172. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    well, i was wrong. Aj will never turn it around…

  173. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Typical AJ start. Take the Yankees out of the game early so that the fans can turn their channels to something else. Thanks, AJ.

  174. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    5-0 Theres really nothing to say. Phil starts game 2.

  175. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    i’ll defend most things here, but i HATE aj burnett…..

  176. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Just embarrassing.

  177. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    wow, anybody that tries to spin this is dumber than Burnett

  178. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Well, he removed all doubt with that pitch, didn’t he?

    Can’t wait for his start in game 2 of the playoffs.

  179. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    This guy should not be allowed within 50 feet of the mound once the playoffs start..

  180. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Good job AJ. He gave up in this game in the second inning.

  181. pat September 27th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I liked it better when AJ is only giving up one run an inning. :sad:

  182. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Hard to believe this guy is going to start post-season games for us. I mean, he is God-awful. Just horrendous. Any dissenters?

  183. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    AJ? Man.

  184. CB September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    AJ has just checked out of this game. He’s just going through the motions on the mound. He’s not even competing out there. Completely said good bye to the game.

  185. beedogs September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    If this pile of crap starts any postseason games, the Yankees might as well stay home.

  186. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Now you see why these Yankees will not make the playoffs.

    ___

    they have to win 1 game. probably wont be this one.

  187. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    yikes this is getting ugly

  188. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    “what isn’t to like – you’re paying 11 million dollars less and shaving a year off having him on the team – zambrano can not pitch any worse than basketcase”

    The problem is that Zambrano is a clubhouse cancer. We don’t need that.

  189. pat September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    It’s Moseley time

  190. Kuro September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Hopefully Joe keeps Burnett in there and gives the bullpen some rest. The last thing we need to do is burn out bullpen arms because Burnett has forgotten everything he’s ever known about throwing a baseball.

    The pitch location chart for A.J. looks comical this game. He’s injured, physically or mentally.

  191. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    if the yanks give burnett a start in the playoffs, they simply aren’t trying to win

  192. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Why fool ourselves. I’d rather take a shot with Nova then tolerate AJ. He’s just a waste.

  193. jesusmonterofordh September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    6 and 14 last 20 games, this team is not major league quality

  194. weez September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Are we really gonna give this bum a postseason start?

  195. Yankeefran September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Wish AJ didn’t have pitch in the playoffs.

  196. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Zambrano is a hot head and that’s putting it kindly

    Thanks AJ.

  197. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    who is going to be their 4th starter when they get to the alcs?

    burnett, javy, nova… none of them are stepping up.

  198. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Get him the hell out of there Girardi!!!!!!!!!!

  199. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    aj is the 4th starter only because the yanks have a terrible starting staff.

    he should not pitch in the first series.

    he is a clown. he stinks and is grossly overpaid.

    michale kay with his nonsense

    spell implosion…………………..

  200. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    U can’t possibly start AJ in playoffs.

  201. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Billy Martin would leave AJ out there and make him suffer the consequences of his actions. Teach him a lesson or two. Too bad Girardi is just too weak of a person to do that.

  202. zippy September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Go white sox

  203. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    The Yankees have turned into a bad joke, which should anger the pom-pom wavers and the rest of the fan base. They are not even competitive now. Steinbrenner must be rolling over in his grave.

  204. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    thank god for monday night football.

  205. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Think Brackman might pitch here?

    This man has nothing. This is batting practice.

  206. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    AJ is getting rocked, reminds me of Wang after his injury..

  207. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    AJ should be released next year. He is awful and a negative on this team.

  208. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Id rather take a shot with Vasquez or Nova. I’m dead serious.

  209. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    cc, pettite, and hughes are there only 3 starters at all…

  210. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Batting practice, period. Just terrible command. Location simply awful. Can’t defend aj any longer. Even I would not have a problem if at this point vazquez took his place in the playoffs. Unacceptable.

  211. Cashman needs to go September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    Oh please ? Zambrano? I don?t think so.

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

    I’m sorry…what was that you were saying about AJ Burnett? Care to make that trade now?

    Yeah I thought so…

  212. blake September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    AJ can’t pitch in the ALDS…..he just can’t

  213. CB September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    He’s literally not even competing out there. Hard to believe this guy isn’t completely embarrassed by himself.

  214. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    What’s the difference between just being bad and not competing? I hesitate to say that about any player.

  215. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    We’ve got to find someone during the off season to take this bum.

  216. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Leave AJ out there.

    No reason to waste the bullpen.

    Another game he personally has lost.

  217. Nick in SF September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I’m not able to watch, has AJ settled down yet?

  218. UnKnown September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Why would we even worry about who is going to catch AJ in October. He can’t come anywhere near the mound if we want a chance for that particular game.

  219. Rich in NJ September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t even care about this game, but I would not start this person in the playoffs.

  220. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Girardi is fuming!!!!!!

  221. nettles September 27th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    If I never see AJ pitch another game in pinstripes, it’ll be waaay too soon. Wonder if we can navigate the post-season with three starters again – CC, Andy and Phil?

  222. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I would leave him in, I don’t care if he gives up 25 runs..

  223. tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Maybe we will get to see Brackman tonight…Positives right?

  224. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    aj burnett also has his own catcher. he has his pitching coach who caters to him.

    admit it he is a brain dead piece of crap. that was his 18th hit batter for the year. hughes has none….

  225. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Oh can it Singleton – best stuff in the league my ***.

  226. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    This is brutal.

    While I am convinced that Canadian Health Care has aided the Blow Jays tremendously in the power department, AJ just plain stinks.

  227. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    gotta go with a 3 man rotation no matter what. cc, hughes, andy. just gotta hope those three guys can get the job done. Cliff lee would have changed the entire complexion of this season for us.

  228. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    absolute worst pitcher in baseball.. 15 losses for him if this holds up. What an over priced waste of talent.

  229. 108 stitches September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    And Burnett is playoff ready ?????

    Trust him as far as you can pick up your refrigerator and throw it. It’s the same as giving the game away. He’s a Jeff Weaver wannabe.

  230. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Girardi better take the lineup out and rest them. This game is over and I am sure the guys are exhausted.

  231. Pat M. September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I campaigned and voted for AJ Burnett back in December 2008……Later

  232. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Eiland’s phone bill must be astronomical..

  233. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “AJ is getting rocked, reminds me of Wang after his injury..”

    At least Wang had an excuse. AJ should be pitching for the Pirates.

  234. GhettoBlaster September 27th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    3 more years of this garbage?

    Seriously, you can’t have this guy pitch in the playoffs. I would rather nova start than this clown.

  235. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    leave him in to get his brains beat in. let him be humiliated and blow his arm out. let him throw 150 pitches so he can never hurt the team again this season.

  236. ericns1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Hughes is the number two pitcher re AJ Yogi said 90% of the game is half mental

  237. m September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Bad, AJ, just bad.

  238. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I’m fine with leaving him out there…………………but we’ve now got 3 starters for the post-season. Even if we somehow get past the 1st round, what’s to happen in the ALCS?

    AJ’s awful performance is going to disguise the pathetic offense………..

  239. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Anyone else shocked they treated last night like a must win? Not with AJ starting

  240. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    keep chewing your gum, aj

  241. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I don’t think he’s beaten Toronto since he signed with us.

  242. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    He cannot get anyone out. This is an affront to Yankees fans and the organization.

  243. Jerkface September 27th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    but we’ve now got 3 starters for the post-season. Even if we somehow get past the 1st round, what’s to happen in the ALCS?

    Pitch AJ once per series excluding the ALDS.

  244. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Excuse me Cashman, don’t speak for me. I would take AJ in a heartbeat over that psychopath in Chicago.

  245. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Maybe we are seeing why AJ had spent so much time on the DL. It probably had more to do with him not being able to pitch effectively than being hurt… unless they are counting how much he hurts the team he is on more often than he helps them.

  246. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Maybe he needs to be punched in the eye again. :P

  247. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    post game drivel from aj should be the usual..

    send him down to the minors next year. they did it to roy halladay how about aj.

    man lucky he has cervelli behind the plate what a difference that makes……………………….

  248. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I agree: they should leave him in and have him absorb the blows. Don’t bail him out. This game is over and he’s a quitter.

  249. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I would like to see some Brackman …

  250. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Shows how good this team is that they r gonna win 95 games with AJ losing 15 and Javy being awful.

  251. Kuro September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Great. Go to the bullpen in the third inning of a 6-0 game. If Girardi uses ANY of our “quality” arms, he’s willfully damaging the team.

    You have to wonder the same about A.J…

  252. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I feel bad for AJ, I know he wants to help the team so bad. Then again he’s a millionaire so life can’t be that bad for him.

  253. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    zambrano is better then aj it is not even close……………..

  254. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    “The fact you find this even remotely acceptable is beyond belief. You are not a fan – you are a cheerleader and there is a difference.”

    Oh stop crying you child. Grow up. It’s a baseball game. Nobody kidnapped your mother. Because I’m not ready to bridge jump or hide behind someone’s skirt doesn’t make me any less of a fan. It probably makes me more of a fan because I don’t feel the need to trash the team when they aren’t doing well. Because I don’t quake and cower and complain I’m not a fan?

    What I find acceptable or unacceptable really doesn’t matter since I don’t make the decisions. And I’m not going to feign worry just to be one of the guys. I have faith in this team’s overall ability to get the job done. That hasn’t been shaken yet and it won’t be shaken tonight.

    Okay?

  255. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Jerkface, that’s scary……………..the game could be over in the first inning. Of course, with the way our offense is now, I have serious doubts we’ll have to worry about that.

  256. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Yankfan you’re an idiot. They’re one of 8 teams in all of baseball making the postseason and u call them not competitive? Trash something else that actually deserves it, u clueless moron

  257. tampa yankee fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Take the rest of the season off AJ. Any other option for the postseason is a better option. This pitching and hitting with runners on base is simply putred!!!

  258. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    “Excuse me Cashman, don’t speak for me. I would take AJ in a heartbeat over that psychopath in Chicago.”

    Given the choice, I agree. AJ is a mental case on the mound. Zambrano is a mental case on the mound AND everywhere else.

  259. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    All season long Michael Kay has babbled about “getting AJ straightened out”. Earth to Kay! It’s not going to happen! Don’t you get it?

  260. BD (Boston Dave) September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    “He’s literally not even competing out there. Hard to believe this guy isn’t completely embarrassed by himself.”

    ————–

    he has no place on the postseason roster.

    It’s really amazing how far he’s fallen so quickly.

    He can spend the offseason figuring it out, not the playoffs.

  261. Jerkface September 27th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    but we’ve now got 3 starters for the post-season. Even if we somehow get past the 1st round, what’s to happen in the ALCS?

    Pitch everyone on short rest and go with a 3 man. Pitch Mosely at Yankee Stadium. Pitch Javy on the road.

  262. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t care who’s better, Stuart, I don’t want that psycho anywhere near this team………and it’s not going to happen, so it’s moot

  263. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I think it might even make sense to consider going with a start by committee approach for the “4th” starter. Nova/Javy/GoDan type combination to get through the game, rather than trusting AJ in any start.

  264. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    why would you feel bad for aj? a moron who has played a game for 20 +years and cannot figure it out.

    he is not a student of the game and only recently has dedicated himself to the sport.

    he is a loser, with wasted talent……..

  265. CB September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    That was one of the single most embarrassing pitching performances I can remember seeing.

    Given the context – what was at stake, how much he could help his team, and how little has been asked of AJ this season. Just overwhelmingly embarrassing.

    AJ literally didn’t bother to compete or show up for this game. He couldn’t be bothered to even try to concentrate on the game.

    Complete garbage. Hard to believe his teammates can put up with his complete lack of effort.

    He’s made out of glass out on the mound. The slightest scratch and everything cracks.

  266. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I think at this point Igawa might even have done better than AJ. 10-15 with a 5.28 ERA? Speechless.

  267. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    CC should not pitch tomorrow. How many times are they going to ask him to pick up AJ and Vazquez in the rotation?? Let CC get ready for the play offs and whatever happens, happens. They can’t blow out his arm because of these 2 losers.

  268. pat September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “I campaigned and voted for AJ Burnett back in December 2008??Later”

    I’m all for accountability. I did too. The players all wanted him so that was good enough for me.

  269. BD (Boston Dave) September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “but we’ve now got 3 starters for the post-season. Even if we somehow get past the 1st round, what’s to happen in the ALCS?”

    —————-

    I’d rather have Nova starting. Hell, I’d rather have Vazquez or Moseley starting.

    AJ has pretty much been the worst pitcher in the AL.

  270. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    AJ sucking makes the courting of Cliff Lee an absolute must.. AJ will be the #5 next year with an albatross contract.

  271. Cashman needs to go September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I’m not speaking for you – I’m speaking TO YOU…if you are a true yankee fan and would rather have this sack of bleep instead of a “hot head” who costs 11 million dollars less and you only have to put up with him for 2 years you’re as lost a case as tattoo boy

  272. terpbomber September 27th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    This is NOT how to clinch a playoff berth.

    With the way his year has been, I don’t expect A.J. to suddenly turn on the October magic the way David Weathers and Graeme Lloyd did in 1996. Remember how they poorly they fared at first, and everyone wanted Bob Watson’s head on a platter for the acquisitions? Then in October both became indespensible in paving the way to the Mo/Wetteland tandem.

  273. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “I feel bad for AJ, I know he wants to help the team so bad”

    no, he doesn’t. he looks completely disinterested out there. if things don’t go exactly right for him, he bails on his team.

  274. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    if aj was just a .500 pitcher we would have won the division already.

  275. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Jerkface, no way I’m pitching Phil on short rest…….I might have to go with Nova, believe it or not, lol

  276. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for proving my point trisha.

  277. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Bottom of the 4th, scoreless in the O’s game

  278. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Boston has to be kicking itself right now.

  279. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Canadian Health Care shows how much it cares about the strength of its MLB players.

    But, yeah, its all because they are being more aggressive and they found a minor fault with Bautista’s swing. I believe that like I believe any politician.

  280. Jerkface September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Jerkface, no way I’m pitching Phil on short rest…….I might have to go with Nova, believe it or not, lol

    If you pitch CC and Andy on short rest you only have to start a 4th pitcher once. So you can pitch CC, AP, Hughes in 95% of the starts. Then Nova+Javy/Moseley for 1.

  281. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    And yeah, this isn’t a great game. Big deal.

  282. tampa yankee fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Blacken his other eye, Jorge.

  283. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Getting AJ straightened out is as Unlikely as Lindsay Lohan getting straightened out!!!

  284. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Then who would go instead of CC tomorrow?

  285. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    trisha is not a yankee fan. she’s some bizarre parody of a psycho cheerleader, but she has zero ability to watch a game critically.

  286. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Screw off Kevin, you blind moron. Open your eyes, you turd.

  287. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    hopefully arod get number 30 and cano can get closer to 30 tonight. That will be a win in my book at this point.

  288. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    michael kay was right. aj’s performance this year is incomprehencible.

    and there is always some excuse….

  289. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Another great effort by AJ. Throwing BP. Takes his team right out of the game. Pitiful.
    How in the hell can Girardi start him in the postseason?

  290. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    most people in life get 2 or 3 chances. aj burnett gets 50. the guy is a meathead underachieving fool. so the yanks eat $54 mill bucks. he does not deserve anything…

    you cannot pitch a guy in the playoffs with a 5.50 era.. you cannot throw away games…

    they are better to go with someone that can give them 5 innings max and piece it together…

    and to hear the reputation repeaters that he is starting game 2 is laughable…………

    aj sucks, nove is 23 and only slightly better…. neither should pitch.

  291. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    BD, that’s fine with me. Moseley would be fine with me actually – even over Javy. Nova even…………….The Yankees have to be seeing what we’re seeing, but I don’t see AJ being removed from the rotation, I really don’t. I can still see him pitching ahead of Phil

  292. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    “Thanks for proving my point trisha.”

    You HAVE no point. None.

  293. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Maybe the worst start of the major league baseball season….and our lineup making a hack pitcher look like Sandy Koufax.

    Eight K’s in a row.

  294. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    This team is pathetic! They are 1 and done in the playoffs!

  295. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    i hope cashman and girardi sit down and figure out what to do about the 4th starter if they get to the alcs.

  296. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    just wanted to remind you all the AJ is making 17 million this year. How does this guy cash his check with a clear conscience. And thats 8 yankees in a row. This is god awful.

  297. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Let’s hope AJ cuts his hand like last time…only this time his whole hand falls off

  298. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    8 strikeouts in a row….. that speaks for itself.

  299. The Other Phil September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    The thought of a decent AJ has long since departed, let along “good AJ”… sigh…

  300. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    stuart
    I mean, a guy with that much promise doing this bad? Cmon, how can you NOT feel for him? Not like he’s not trying. I just don’t understand what his main problem is mentally. He reminds me of “wild thing” going to a sports therapist on the movie “Major League.”

  301. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Btw. This is the part where the lineup phones it in.

  302. The Other Phil September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    *alone

  303. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Jerkface, I guess that can be done.

  304. CB September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Throw who you need to on short rest. Pitch Nova. Whatever is needed to make sure AJ doesn’t need to pitch in the post season.

    He doesn’t even deserve a spot on the post season roster.

  305. BD (Boston Dave) September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    whether this game matters much or not, it’s been about as embarrassing as it gets so far.

    let’s go Yankees. Snap out of it.

  306. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    AJ is in the Javy zone which should be the no fly zone in the playoff.

    On the other hand, I really would love to leave him in for 150 pitches and get his head hammered in furthermore.

    G should really just do that.

    It would be pleasurable to watch actually.

  307. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    CC said he wants to pitch on regular rest for the playoffs. If he doesn’t pitch tomorrow, doesn’t that screw that up?

  308. Pepitone September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Already 7-0, and there aren’t even in the fourth inning yet!

    That’s bad enough, but the fact that they only have 2 hits makes it that much worse.

    I’m sorry guys, I’m not seeing it happening this year.

    Too many inconsistent players, too many players that aren’t quality MLB players, and too many players just not having good years.

    That all adds up to one and done.

    Cashman has his work cut out for him this offseason.

  309. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Again, AJ’s performance will be the story, but this is beyond pathetic with the offense. They can not get through the post-season playing like this. Are we going to see games similar to yesterdays where the SP pitches just well enough to lose?

  310. Purenyyankee September 27th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    A GUTLESS performance by Tin Man Burnett. And the rest of the team is still in New York. Pathetic. EIGHT K’s in 3 1/3 innings????

  311. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Does Rzep$#@^#*() break any strikeout records tonight?

  312. BD (Boston Dave) September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    “He doesn’t even deserve a spot on the post season roster.”

    —————

    No doubt.

    He needs to spend the offseason knowing he can’t do this and continue to get starts anyway. They need to cut their losses at some point.

  313. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Jeez with some of the comments here… is AJ even less liked that Pavano? Speaking of that bum, how is he having a great year? Pisses me off. Just not built for NY I suppose.

  314. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Yankfan, clearly you are the one that is blind. Calling a playoff team “not competitive” is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen or read in my life.

  315. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    i really hope the red sox win tonight. We do not deserve to clinch a playoff spot tonight with this effort.

  316. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    i’d love to watch AJ be forced to give up 20 runs and throw so many pitches that he couldn’t lift his arm anymore. enough is enough.

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    “but she has zero ability to watch a game critically.”

    I think you meant to say to be critical of everything and everybody throughout the game. Your posts are some of the most pathetically negative and banal that Ive read here. I have something you’ll never have. The ability to watch games with perspective. Go back to your ridiculous one-liners.

  318. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    At least that wasn’t a strikeout.

  319. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Javy was not this bad. Not even close. Was he? 2.1 IP – 7 hits – 7 runs?

  320. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    AJ’s body language completely changed after he gave up the homerun. His stuff was awful from the start but he just gave up on the mound. He never tried to make an adjustment or challenge guys he just threw it right down the middle and gave up. The veteran must be sick and tired of his bs and they have to get him off this team.

  321. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I just can’t let aj get a post season start no way..he is terrible..I don’t know who takes his place…but he can’t get a start..he has THE WORST contract in professional sports…Yankees owe him money THREE years after this one!!!

  322. Trevor September 27th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Not feeling this team chances in the post-season.

  323. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    “Jeez with some of the comments here… is AJ even less liked that Pavano? Speaking of that bum, how is he having a great year? Pisses me off. Just not built for NY I suppose.”

    Pavano and AJ are essentially doing the same thing – stealing money from the Yankees. The difference is that Pavano didn’t hurt the Yankees as much by NOT pitching as AJ hurts them by ACTUALLY pitching.

  324. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    What are the Yankee players doing ?

    Are they waiting for “Superman?”

  325. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Anyone other than Phil on short rest …………..

    There’s not much Cash can do with the lineup, there really isn’t. Jeter? He’s here to stay. Po? It’s his last year and he’s going to play. Swisher? His leg appears to be bothering him again – he’s very good and he’s fine. Cano? Obviously. Gardner? I’ve no idea – he’s not hit much in awhile. Granderson? I want to believe he’ll be very good next year; I think he will. Tex? He’s here to stay even though he disappears for months at a time. Alex? If healthy, he’s great; will he be healthy? These guys are very good or great hitters, so I don’t know what else can be done except to hope they are all just having bad years.

  326. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    50 million dollars of potential garbage to come, if he doesn’t reinvent himself I don’t see anything but more digression from here on out.

    Give the fact he has yet to realize he needs to compliment his repertoire with a change up he already has. It leaves me the conclusion that isn’t likely to happen.

  327. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Ken
    Can’t be worse than Igawa’s contract. At least AJ gave us 10 wins.

  328. cs in la September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I think I know how he got that black eye. One of the players, who gives 100% every day, just clocked him out of frustration.

  329. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Take out the regulars. Give them half a night off. No sense playing them on turf. Just have to swallow another blow-out.

  330. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Meanwhile C.B. is pitching a no-hitter against the White Sox .

  331. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    No, I don’t dislike AJ at all – in fact, I like the guy very much. However, he is who he is as a pitcher.

  332. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    trisha,

    perspective? there is no overstating just how pathetic burnett is and how much of a bind he’s putting his team in.’

  333. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Yankees are beyond savable.

  334. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Trsih – why don’t you give your perspective on AJ and the performance of the Yankees A lineup 9 k’s so far against a mediocre pitcher on the day when they are trying to clinch a post-season spot?

    Seriously, not a trick question. Put it in “perspective” for me.

  335. Bryan September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    AJ Bustnett everyone

    The gutless loser continues her streak of pitching like a little leaguer

  336. YankeeBlue222 September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sorry to break it to everyone, but there’s no way Pettitte is pitching on three days rest during the postseason. Given his age and injury for most of the second half, he just doesn’t have the stamina built up for that.

    If the Yankees want to go anywhere, a 4th starter will be necessary. I say give it to Nova. If Nova can give you 5 or 6 innings, consider it a success.

    I have no idea what is up with AJ. He says that he cares and shows it sometimes, but whenever things aren’t going his way, he just gives in. He should be embarrassed with the way he pitched tonight and for the entire season. How does he not feel guilty for earning so much money and doing so little?

  337. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Ruby- nah- they’re waiting for the playoffs. Something the red sox will have to wait for until at least october 2011

  338. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    And the R*d S*x are leading 2-0 .

    :(

  339. xcv September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    another gutsy performance by burnett. good thing they won last night. can you imagine how tightly wound would girardi be if they didn’t?

  340. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    BD – I don’t disagree with your take but you know the Yankees are going to have to expect A++++ competition the rest of the way because nobody wants to be the one to allow them clinch, especially opponents from the AL East.

    And as is often said, the Yankees will go as far as their starting pitching takes them.

  341. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Girardi has to get the offense out of the game. They went to bed at 5 am and they look it. Get them out and ready for tomorrow. Why should they have to play in a game where their starter didn’t even show up? They basically cliniched already give them a break.

  342. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    “Pavano didn’t hurt the Yankees as much by NOT pitching as AJ hurts them by ACTUALLY pitching.”

    …sad but true

  343. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    West Coast — asking Trisha for perspective is akin to asking a deaf man how the Concerto sounded.

  344. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    How can the offense even play behind this guy.

    Imagine going up to the plate knowing unless you score quick and score a lot AJ will bury you.

  345. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    so many thins have to fall in place perfectly to win a world championship in any sport. As of right now, its really hard to see this team winning it all.

  346. randy l. September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    AJ is now getting into bad Livan territory- 5.28 era .

    the question is will he ever get back into good Livan territory.

    anyone that followed or took part in the old LIvan Lohud battles with me knows that a guy who looks washed up may not be washed up as Livan has showed this year.

    the yankees need to figure out a way to reinvent AJ Burnett next year.

    If Livan could do it, AJ with his stuff surely can if he wants to .

    it’s really that simple.

    but he has to want to change and get better.

    if he doesn’t want to the yankees should cut him loose after next year and not waste any more time on this high maintenance guy.

  347. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Baltimore took the lead in their game. 1-0 top of the 5th

    Speaking of hiding behind skirts where did you disappear to last night Ruby Tuesday you cowardly hypocrite.

  348. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Trevor, it’s asking a lot for this team to just turn it around. This isn’t just a slump – they’ve been this inconsistent all year and now they are worse than ever. I would go into the ALDS thinking positive thoughts, but not expecting them to do much.

  349. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    yes aj sucked tonight.
    the offense has 9Ks in 4 innings. overall, they just arent there…

  350. Yanksgal07 September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Yesterday at the game the individual Yankees thanked everyone for being the greatest fans …thankfully they don’t read this blog because they might have a change of heart about that …

    Go Yankees 2010 !!!!

  351. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I wonder if the black eye business is distracting him. Not the eye itself, but what led up to it.

    Whatever it is, once the season got past the 1/3 mark or so, AJ’s been awful. I’m not in the clubhouse, so I don’t have the insight to intelligently comment on the how’s or why’s. Or if it’s just something for this season. But, this is worse than what he’s shown previously in his career. If not for him, they’d have close to 100 wins by now and have clinched the division.

    I agree, he can’t be allowed to start in the postseason. And, I don’t say this lightly. I don’t care if it’s Nova or Moseley, but they can’t keep running him out there. Vaz got canned for less than this.

    Worry about next year next year. But, I can’t see Joe keep giving him the ball. Fortunately, the Yanks have other options. Just have to use them.

  352. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    clowns the yanks need 1 win or a red sux loss and they are in. they are making the playoffs..

    burnett should not start in the playoffs again you cannot tell me under any circumstances he should start.

    his #’s are horrific…

  353. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Yu Darvish needs to be considered seriously in the winter, regardless of his price.

  354. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Pat M & pat -

    I signed on too. His 2008 season seemed to be a complete turn around and like pat said, the players all pushed for him.

    :(

  355. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    “West Coast — asking Trisha for perspective is akin to asking a deaf man how the Concerto sounded.”

    This from someone who needs a diaper change any time the Yankees make a mistake in a game!

  356. Yankee44 September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    This game is like America’s Top 40 — the hits just keep on coming :P

  357. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    Ken
    Can’t be worse than Igawa’s contract. At least AJ gave us 10 wins.
    -
    that is a tough one who has the worst contract igawa or Burnett?? Igawa comes off the books this year…aj not for 3 more years

  358. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    that is why abeledajo is a AAAA. you cannot walk batters. especially on 4 pitches….

  359. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Randy, he could if he wanted to, but he spent the whole offseason working on the change and then he barely throws it. Maybe he needs cold water dumped on him – that if he doesn’t change, he will be out of baseball sooner rather than later.

  360. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Joe,
    that only explains maybe the last 2 months… what about the whole year?

  361. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I will be cheering for the redsox tonight. I do not want to earn a playoff spot because of another team. We need to win the game that clinches a playoff spot.

  362. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    It looked like he would straighten out but then he became “EDP” Burnett (Cop talk for Emotionally Disturbed Person). Now the lineup are probably in shock that “it” happened again, gripping the bats too tightly, and I’d be surprised if they make any kind of comeback.

    Honestly, if I read this offseason that AJ checks himself into the puzzle house, I’m not going to be the least bit surprised. That black right eye, the bruised right ear the start before that… something nutty is up with Brother Burnett. He’s inconsistent at best, but this year, his badness has been the only consistent part of his game after the first couple months. Something is going on in this dude’s life off the field and it started about the same time his incompetence did.

  363. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Stuart A,
    you mean AlbAlAdejo? AAAA is giving him too much credit.

  364. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    “Yesterday at the game the individual Yankees thanked everyone for being the greatest fans …thankfully they don’t read this blog because they might have a change of heart about that …

    No Yanksgal, just ask them, they are the REAL fans here, the ones who do nothing but trash the team.

  365. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Yeah no aj in post season he doesn’t deserve it..

  366. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I signed on for AJ as well. Even after last year, I was fine – though I admitted that he wasn’t going to be this great reinivented pitcher. However, I could never have anticipated this. This is beyond what he even did in Florida, when he was a head case……………

  367. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    The strike zone is helping AlphabetSoup, it has the Yankees swinging at everything. Its the wrong approach, but they are doing nothing tonight.

    AJ takes the team right out of the game barely after it starts.

    The strike zone is and has been a much bigger problem than the close calls that were wrong have been, as it has gotten worse this year than ever before. Its the real reason why this is called the “year of the pitcher”.

  368. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    As cr9 would say aj red sox Burnett

  369. cs in la September 27th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Its going to have to be Vasquez/Nova. Seriously, I’d rather take that gamble.

  370. jacksquat September 27th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I’ll join in the chorus in saying AJ absolutely must not be a starter in the postseason. Nova is the fourth best starter. Maybe Eiland can give him a quick fix for his troubles pitching out of the stretch.

  371. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Trish why don’t you answer my honest baseball question. I am asking for your perspective on this game.

  372. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Trisha — At least when I get my diaper changed, I can call the feces what it is.

  373. MiketheGardnerfan September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I personally don’t even care about this game anymore. Flipping around from game to game. It’s more fun =]

  374. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Joe from Long Island:

    Didn’t see you had checked in. I agree with you 100%. AJ is carrying something around that he’s not able to beat.

  375. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Silver lining is that the game is not over, but AJ’s chances of pitching in the postseason likely are. Even Jarhead Joe & Clueless Cash can’t ignore that Hughes is better equipped to beat an actual playoff team then AJ frickin’ Burnett !

  376. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    players can now file for free agency 5 days after the world series instead of 15. Guess we will find out some players intentions real sooon.

  377. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    “Yesterday at the game the individual Yankees thanked everyone for being the greatest fans …thankfully they don’t read this blog because they might have a change of heart about that …”

    Let me get this straight. AJ Burnett turns it yet another dreadful performance, practically guaranteeing that the Yankee won’t clinch tonight and we’re the bad guys for noticing? Strange how that works.

  378. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Of course everyone here would have signed burnett also. With the money the yanks have and his talent it was a no brainer. He hasn’t lived up to expectations, period. But complaining nonstop is stupid cuz everyone would have signed him and he’s firmly on their roster with his salary. Deal with it

  379. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    “they are the REAL fans here, the ones who do nothing but trash the team.”

    People trash the Yanks more on this blog than all of the Redsox/Rays blogs put together. Where is the logic in that?

  380. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Betsy, I also signed on for AJ big time. Although anything is possible I have a hard time seeing Girardi starting him in the postseason. He could probably cobble innings out of a Vazquez/Nova/Moseley tandem as easily. It will be an interesting watch.

  381. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Old school managers like Billy Martin would leave pitchers in who tank it in the game to embarrass them..I would have saved the bull pen let dopey aj give up 15 runs

  382. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “I’ll join in the chorus in saying AJ absolutely must not be a starter in the postseason.”

    The fans think that. I promise you that Girardi and Cashman don’t. AJ will start in the postseason and we’ll all just have to cross our fingers that he doesn’t pitch like he did tonight.

  383. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    The Grandyman can

  384. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Damn Grandy

  385. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    granderson is going to be huge in the playoffs

  386. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Has Toronto’s prince turned into a frog?

  387. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Phelps — I agree 100%. You give up and mail it in, you still throw your 100 pitches. Maybe there’s a lesson in there.

  388. pat September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    “Meanwhile C.B. is pitching a no-hitter against the White Sox .”

    Through 1 inning. Impressive!

  389. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    how hot is curtis??

  390. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    this has 7-6 written all over it.

  391. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    K-Long for MVnonP

  392. pat September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Curtis scratching back.

  393. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Like I said, game is not over, but AJ is,,,,,being that we are forced to, I will take the trade :-)

  394. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    with this new swing, and if he can stay healthy all year granderson is a serious contender for 35-40 homers.

  395. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Nice swing Grandy.

    I get it Trish. You’ve got nothing.

  396. kd September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    i guess granderson can hit lefties.

    hes gonna hit 40 next year

  397. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I still want to know where the mediots are now? They killed Granderson about 5 minutes after the trade………………now what can they say? The guy IS going to be huge for us in the playoffs.

  398. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    ac1, you are an idiot

  399. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    murphydog – agreed. Something’s going on beyond his physical abilities. Whether it’s “merely” family problems, or something worse, we don’t know. But we do know how it’s affecting his pitching.

    I can see why Joe has kept ginving him chances. His track record of up and down shows that he can come up, without rhyme or reason. But, he’s not shown that since May. He’s been truly awful. They can’t keep giving him the ball. Somebody else needs to get prepped to start in October.

  400. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Look up aj’s career numbers he really only IS basically a .500 pitcher who Had one good year…based on that the Yankees gave him a five year deal..horrible signing

  401. Pepitone September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    You mean to tell me after all this time nobody knows what the black eye was about?

  402. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Trade AJ to the Cardinals. If Duncan can’t straighten him out, no one can.

  403. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I cant believe some of you wanted to trade curtis? He’s going to have a monster year next year.

  404. blake September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Curtis Granderson is good.

  405. UpState September 27th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    “Yesterday at the game the individual Yankees thanked everyone for being the greatest fans …thankfully they don’t read this blog because they might have a change of heart about that …”

    Let me get this straight. AJ Burnett turns it yet another dreadful performance, practically guaranteeing that the Yankee won’t clinch tonight and we’re the bad guys for noticing? Strange how that works.
    =================================

    RE: Nobody Is Perfect

    OOOOOOO a level-headed poster…thank you !!!

  406. BJK September 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Granderson with another HR against a lefty.

  407. Tar September 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Well on the positive side, I kind of like the idea of AJ coming out of the pen. Since we all know it’s mental with him, maybe a change of mentality would do him good.

    Knowing that he only has to k three guys instead of 27 should be a big weight off his shoulders.

    Wood, Joba, AJ is some serious late inning heat. Maybe AJ can pretend he’s 2007 version of Joba.

  408. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Well at least he throws pies..that is worth a five year deal

  409. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    wow jeter

  410. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    As Charlie Brown said to the Kite-Eating tree, “AUUUGGHGH” and “Good Grief”. I wish we had a Lucy to yank the baseball out of AJ’s hands.

  411. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Jeter, there is a ballgame going on sir !

  412. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Well…there goes that.

  413. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    How many DPs is that for Jeter? I’ve lost count.

  414. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Good job by Grandy.

    ***

    Don’t want to go all psychobabble, and the effect is the same, but AJ bails on himself. This is a man who does not believe in himself at all and maybe never has (as a pitcher, that is).

    murphydog -

    Indeed it has been a strange year, starting when he banged his hands into the plexiglass.

  415. GoldGlove9486 September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Jeter is brutal. Never comes through. Seriously.

  416. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Ken phelps it doesn’t matter. The yanks needed two starters and despite his record he had a ton of talent and was relatively young for a pitcher. If they didn’t give him 5 yrs someone else would have. It wasn’t a terrible signing at all at the time with the info the yanks had.

  417. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I don’t blame the Yankees for signing AJ. What’s going on this year is off-the-chart-bad for him. I haven’t checked, but his peripherals must all be crappy too. (He led the AL in strikeouts only a couple years back). He’s either hurt or mental. And I don’t think he’s hurt.

    It’s like when Knoblauch suddenly got The Yips. The cause was probably the chemicals he was taking and/or home stress. Burnett’s performance the latter part of this season is very “Knoblauchian.”

  418. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    “People trash the Yanks more on this blog than all of the Redsox/Rays blogs put together. Where is the logic in that?”

    There is no logic in that. You’re talking about the foot-stomping, self-entitled, spoiled-brat faction, those who feel the Yankees owe it to them to do nothing but deliver perfection. They act as if the Yankee players who struggle are out there doing it on purpose.

    This is the team I root for and I do it whether they’re in first or last place. I don’t turn on them like a viper when things don’t swing my way. And because I know what they’re capable of I continue to have faith in them and believe they are going to get the job done. That makes me less a fan.

    By the way, when I was just about the lone voice here last season saying the Yankees were going to win the world series, at points in the season when just about everyone else gave up on them, I got the same kind of criticism from the same mentality of poster.

    Oh well.

  419. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    21 DPs

  420. jacksquat September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Granderson is en fuego.

    .289 .379 .627 1.006 in September.

  421. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    watch Swish hit one out, I am a huge Jeter fan, but the GIDP rally killers are KILLING US !

  422. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    On a positive note regarding AJ… his ERA at home is 4.59 and Hughes ERA at home is 4.66

  423. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    No, the offense hasn’t been good lately, but they’ve also been in deep holes. Other than Hughes last night, the starters have been getting bludgeoned. Can’t expect to come back from 7 – 0, 10 -1, etc.

  424. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Jeter does what he does best these days…

  425. Niblick September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Grandy is the Shoeless Joe of 2010.

  426. Pauldanand September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Jeter = 21 GIDP’s

  427. UpState September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    2010-style Jeter…. a GROUND-OUT ???? No way !

    …. a DP on the famously habitual GROUND-OUT ???? No way !

  428. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Start Nova in Game 4.

    Please Joe and Cash.

    Don’t be Moroni’s.

    Thanks

    :)

  429. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Jeter has come through for 15 years…. this is a bad season offensively. But i believe this is a one year thing.

  430. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    if tex can send one out were right back in the game

  431. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    They got enough guys for the pen.

    They need a starter.

    Bad feelings aside, I don’t see where AJ fits in their postseason plans.

  432. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    The DP is looming rather large right now.

  433. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    gotta love how Derek Jeter singlehandedly accounts for the only 2 outs of the inning, when the wheels are COMPLETELY off this dude’s wagon…..ACK ! :-(

  434. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    “Well at least he throws pies..that is worth a five year deal”

    Very expensive pie thrower.

  435. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Trisha,
    No response because I can’t possibly add anything to that. Just hope more people felt that way. Some “fans” here made me understand why so many fans from other teams hate the Yankees and their fans.

  436. CB September 27th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    You watch players do certain things and it really says a lot about them.

    Granderson looked completely over matched in that first at bat against Rzepczynski. Three pitches – and done.

    When a hitter looks that bad he’s probably not seeing the ball at all. And Rzepczynski has that very unorthodox arm action that makes it very tough for lefites – even ones like Cano.

    That second at bat Granderson had made significant adjustments and was picking up the ball much better. He drove the count in his favor and lefty-righty strange arm action or not it didn’t matter because Curtis zoned a pitch and just cranked it.

    Very impressive to see a hitter improve that much over the course of 2 at bats. Takes a lot of talent and concentration to do that. Rzepczynski hasn’t been sharp this inning but when a pitcher makes a hitter look as bad as Rzepczynski did to Granderson he should be able to get him out the second time around even if he isn’t as sharp.

    Curtis has enormous power for a CF. He hits no doubters.

  437. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Start Moseley – he doesn’t have to be great (well, maybe he does the way we are hitting), just decent. Start Nova…start a fan in the stands. Anyone instead of AJ.

  438. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Night or day, rain or shine, you can always count on a GIDP from Captain G.O.

  439. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    damn Tex, those were 4 balls, dude !

  440. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    he will throw tex junk on this pitch..

  441. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    you mean he didn’t swing at that ? why not ?

  442. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    a-rod can make this a game again

  443. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    well, this would be a great time for number 30….

  444. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Make it 7-5 Make it 7-5 Make it 7-5 Make it 7-5 Make it 7-5 Make it 7-5

  445. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    B.T.W., C.B.’s E.R.A. has fallen below two point three eight .

  446. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    This could of been a big inning if Jeter can actually get the ball out of the infield. It’s amazing how he can never drive the ball or even hit it well enough to hit it to the outfield. He is such a rally killer.

  447. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    “AJ Burnett turns it yet another dreadful performance, practically guaranteeing that the Yankee won’t clinch tonight and we’re the bad guys for noticing?”

    Perhaps it’s the “quality” (or definitive lack thereof) of noticing that’s in question. I haven’t read your posts or a lot of the others since game threads fly by but being used to the game threads here when the Yankees are losing, there’s a faction that typically decides that the end of the world is near and then blames all of their favorite Yankees for it, in the most harsh and critical fashion. That’s not noticing, that’s schoolyard punk behavior. And if that’s being a good fan, well I think the Yankees would prefer to be fanless.

  448. kd September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    arod time!

  449. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    That said, the offense has GOT to be better. Way back when, they failed to get the runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs. This is going to come back and bite them big time in the playoffs. If the offense doesn’t improve, then even if CC, Andy and Phil stand on their heads, the Yankees can’t win.

  450. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    sweet….now if only the Blue Jays manager subscribes to the same strategy as Jarhead Joe, in that you don’t pull a pitcher until he has given up the ENTIRE LEAD…….aha….he does !….there is HOPE ! :-)

  451. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Seriously just imagine how crazy this inning would be without Jeter grounding into that DP

  452. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Who cares about Clay Buchholz? Sheesh.

  453. tampayank September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    “# ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    who is going to be their 4th starter when they get to the alcs?

    burnett, javy, nova… none of them are stepping up.

    Why assume they will make it the ALCS? first round will be no cakewalk the way this rotation looks

  454. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Tar
    September 27th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    “Well on the positive side, I kind of like the idea of AJ coming out of the pen”.

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

    Totally agree Tar. After serving 5 years for impersonating a starting pitcher and theft of services. Both felonies.

  455. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    well, that was our chance

  456. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUdge

  457. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Tabbert here’s why I want the Sux to lose tonight and the Yankees to clinch. Because I want Ruby Tuesday’s face rubbed in it mightily, though he conveniently disappears when the going gets tough!

    :)

  458. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 27th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    ‘taint over, hopefully they’ll trot that slug out for another inning, and our slug is in the locker room working on another black eye….. ;-)

  459. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    “Bad feelings aside, I don’t see where AJ fits in their postseason plans.”

    He’s the guy scheduled to pitch Game 7 of the 5 Game series ;)

  460. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Matusz pitching a gem. Got out of a bases loaded situation, giving up no runs. Still 1-0 Blatimore, top of the 6th.

  461. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    They should of scored 3-4 runs in that inning. If they were hitting well they would of, 2 runs after all that is what has killed them this year.

  462. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    trisha-

    i want to clinch as bad as anyone does but i don’t think its right for us to get our butts kicked then go spray champagne all over each other and celebrate a playoff birth.

  463. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I took a nap; it appears as if AJ took a nap also?

    Faiaz – I dont know what the reason you are saying that others hate Yankees fans. But whatever you are referring to, let me allow you to understand the real reason.

    People hate Yankees fans not for something righteous, but just out of good ole plain jealousy. That’s it. Whatever the reason was, please dont make it out to be that others dislike Yankees fans because the fans complain about their team or $200 million isnt good enough. Just dont.

    JEALOUSY.

    Why does ESPN hate the Yankees? Jealousy.

    Why do umpires hate the Yankees? Jealousy

    JEALOUSY

    There is nothing righteous about others hating Yankees fans. It’s just JEALOUSY!

  464. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yikes. Missed a gem from AJ. CHRIST.

  465. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    It’s time for AJ to say, “I’m trying, but I’m just lost right now. I know I’m hurting the team and I know this is unacceptable.”

  466. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    With the Jays and Orioles playing like the are AND the Sox being healthy… the AL East should be fun to watch next season. Sure the Rays will lose a player or two but they are set up pitching-wise for ages.

  467. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Jeter really ruined that inning.

  468. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    murphydog – on the face of it, that seems like an apt comparison, to Chuck Knoblauch and his throwing yips. Problem is, AJ’s in a position to have a greater effect on the game than Chuckie.

    I’m not saying they should necessarily throw him out, though I wouldn’t be shocked if they were to shop him in the offseason. Just now, September 27,, 2010, they can’t keep running him out there and into the postseason.

  469. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Tabbert I hear you. It’s only because of goonie Tuesday that I say that. I’m fine with waiting another day.

  470. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    CR9
    Jealousy… the weakest emotion of them all. Point well taken.

  471. Pauldanand September 27th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I have to agree w/ Trisha…
    I’m a long time LoHudder who largely refrains from comment because I
    got real tired of the daily character assassination, whether it was a player or a poster.

    Unbelievable Rudeness.

    I still enjoy reading the more mature and knowledgable posters and their quips…. but it’s not like I wanna engage in the conversation like we used to enjoy here…. sharks in the water all the time.

    Sad comment but wanted you all to know… It’s still great to be a yankee fan

  472. steve sax arm September 27th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    curtis granderson is now a yankee fan fav. he was being punked just a month ago. i recall not to many liking him being sent here last winter. even stalker betsy chick likes grandy dude now

  473. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I wish I had the confidence to believe the Yankees won’t throw this guy out there, but I don’t………..

  474. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Dude, quit being disrespectful to women and show some class.

  475. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    “And if that’s being a good fan, well I think the Yankees would prefer to be fanless.”

    The Yankees are worth 1.5B. That empire was built on the backs of all types of fans, including cheerleaders like you and semi-critical ones like me. I wouldn’t presume to speak for the late George Steinbrenner, but I have a feeling he’d prefer to keep all of the teams fans – even those who are overly and sometimes unfairly critical of his team.

  476. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    “Well on the positive side, I kind of like the idea of AJ coming out of the pen”.

    Can you see AJ coming out of the pen, walking a couple of batters, throwing a wild pitch or 2 and then giving up a HR? And you could not bring him in with runners on.

  477. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    One thing and that’s it………….your a complete idiot. I’ve been a Granderson fan all year! Then again, you don’t seem to have any reading comprehension skills. That’s it………….go crawl back under your rock.

  478. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Methinks Pettitte will be the Game 2 starter in our wildcard matchup.

  479. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Faiaz – Thanks for not taking offense to my post. It angers to me to no end when people that claim to be Yankees “fans” (not referring to you) claim some reason why other people dont like Yankees fans.

    And they conveniently overlook what the real reason is, just so they can make a point.

    I’ll give you an example:

    Pat M: “Everybody hated on Granderson. That’s why everyone hates Yankees fans. Because the new guy struggles and everyone jumps on him”

    See that, it sounds good, but it just isn’t based in fact! :)

  480. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    As of right now pitching Nova for 2 innings, then Moseley for 2 and ending with Javy for 2 is a better idea than letting AJ pitch 6 in the post-season.

  481. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Nobody — very well said and very spot on

  482. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Betsy – ignore the toads. Why elevate your blood pressure?

  483. pat September 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    “I wouldn?t presume to speak for the late George Steinbrenner, but I have a feeling he?d prefer to keep all of the teams fans ? even those who are overly and sometimes unfairly critical of his team.”

    George criticized his team often but took offense when others did.

  484. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I’d rather AJ give back his money and retire.

  485. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Maybe they should have started Moseley tonight.

  486. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    sunny — agreed, but that’s about as likely as him tossing three consecutive scoreless innings

  487. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Betsy has always defended Granderson on here. Never gave up on him once.

    steve sax is a just a Red Sox scumpile/dirtpile :)

  488. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    CR9
    Maybe you misunderstood that comment but I was saying it in a way that if I was a fan of say the Nationals or the Orioles or the Pirates and I read some of the comments that Yankees fans write against their own teams… I would think of them as spoiled brats who don’t appreciate being in a competitive position year in and year out.

  489. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Nice inning for Moseley. He’s mediocre, but at least consistently so.

  490. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    “George criticized his team often but took offense when others did.”

    Others that weren’t fans. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have apologized to us when the team didn’t win. He didn’t want likes of Moreno talking about the team, but I’m sure he understood it when the fans were disappointed with the team’s performance.

  491. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I would pitch Nova for 4 with a short leash in the 5th ready to bring in Robertson to finish the 5th.

  492. MG September 27th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    By the way, when I was just about the lone voice here last season saying the Yankees were going to win the world series, at points in the season when just about everyone else gave up on them, I got the same kind of criticism from the same mentality of poster.
    ——————————–
    you really need to get over yourself, there are plenty of us who posted positively about them wining the World Series all last year and this year as well while you complained about Posada all last year and made up stats about the Yankees poor record while he was catching.

  493. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    “George criticized his team often but took offense when others did.”

    Yes. And that makes perfect sense. George was a God among men, and you people are nothing but losers that actually complained about the size of the memorial dedicated to him by his surviving family.

    George owned the team, paying their salaries, Im pretty sure he had a right to complain.

  494. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Joe from Long Island:

    “I’m not saying they should necessarily throw him out, though I wouldn’t be shocked if they were to shop him in the offseason. Just now, September 27,, 2010, they can’t keep running him out there and into the postseason.”

    Problem is, Joe, that his contract is too huge and he’s been too inconsistent to generate much interest. The Yankees would have to eat so much money and get so little in return that it might just make sense to try to fix him and use him as a No. 4 next year. Given AJ’s meltdown (breakdown?) Cliff Lee becomes almost essential for the Yankees to stay on top against Boston, Tampa and a resurgent Toronto, especially if Pettitte packs it in.

  495. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Can Cano please get a day off tomorrow?!

  496. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    That should be the plan, Lee first priority obviously and plan B being Yu Darvish.

  497. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    “if I was a fan of say the Nationals or the Orioles or the Pirates and I read some of the comments that Yankees fans write against their own teams… I would think of them as spoiled brats who don’t appreciate being in a competitive position year in and year out.”

    I didnt actually read the comment, but I figured what I quoted would be the case.

    Just for the sake of argument, let’s say that is the case….

    Why dont Nationals and Orioles fans hate Red Sox fans?

    Sox fans are 1000000000000000 times worse than Yankees fans. They wish death on Yankees players, and on top of that, their own players. Why? Because Red Sox fans – whether I agree or disagree – want to win at any cost. They dont care what has to be done – they want to win. They want to win that badly, that even human life doesnt matter to them.

  498. blake September 27th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    “Problem is, Joe, that his contract is too huge and he’s been too inconsistent to generate much interest. The Yankees would have to eat so much money and get so little in return that it might just make sense to try to fix him and use him as a No. 4 next year. ”

    This is probably true right now but there could come a point where eating a significant portion of his contract wouldn’t look so bad if it kept you from having to pay all of it.

  499. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    You have to love a Sunday night game. Anyone decent will make them look good tonight.

  500. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “George criticized his team often but took offense when others did.”

    Parents always tell their children what’s wrong or right but feel offended when others do it. So George’s mentality is understandable.

  501. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    He’s the guy scheduled to pitch Game 7 of the 5 Game series ;)

    ———————————————————————–

    This reminds of last year’s World Series when Coke got shelled and in his postgame he got all tough and said “I want the ball, Tomorrow!”

    Of course “tomorrow” was an off-day. No problem Phil…Here’s your ball now go play. :lol:

  502. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Poor Kearns –

    He’s having a good game and no one cares. :)

    I’d be curious what the Yankees record is on MOnday’s after traveling after a Sunday night game.

  503. UpState September 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    We ‘boo–ed’ Reggie Jackson when he’d go 0-2….then he’d go smack 2 doubles in his next two at bats…..then we’d cheer so damn loud for him…..

    Reggie & ‘those Yankees’ understood that most Yankee fans understood that they were ‘on-stage’….part of being a ‘performer/athlete’…..

    PS: — this team does not have a Reggie Jackson type of player. Paul O’Neill may have been the closest we’ve had since; Paul understood.

  504. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    These strikeouts are beginning to get ridiculous.

  505. MG September 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    It’s hard to believe this is the same guy who the Yankees have murdered twice this year, he’s throwing cutters that look just like Andy’s at his best…

  506. 108 stitches September 27th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    When George was in his heyday he would have lambasted Burnett months ago in the tabloids and say “he spit the bit” and ordered him banished to the bullpen indefinitely.

  507. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Captain — I don’t want to completely dismiss the hangover effect from a late Sunday night game, but Boston is handing it to Chicago, which is further away from NY than Toronto.

  508. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Cliff Lee is essential but if Pettitte returns that leaves no money to upgrade an offense that desperately needs an upgrade.

    If Pettitte returns, I favor trading for a #2 starter who is relatively cost-controlled and then use the extra money to upgrade the offense.

  509. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Nobody is Perfect, there’s a difference between making an observation, and acting like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum. It’s the latter that is more prevalent here. Again, it isn’t like the players are going out there intentionally trying to play bad ball just to enrage the juvenile faction of the fanbase. They want to win more than the fans want them to win. But sometimes is just doesn’t happen. Look at Jeter’s season. It’s the worst he’s had since coming to the majors. But it isn’t like he isn’t trying to do his best. Sometimes it just doesn’t work. So you buckle up and put your fan hat on, and you wait it out and hope for the best, knowing that 162 games is a long season. And if for some reason a player just doesn’t find his way, you don’t call him every name in the book, like a three-year old whose playmate has taken his binky. You may be disappointed but he’s still a player on the team you purport to root for.

  510. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    yeah, George’s criticism sure helped win tons of post season games in the ’80s and early ’90s, didn’t it.

  511. BumKnee September 27th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    YankFanCA–acting out the Vasco DaGama role for all of us.

  512. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Im furious that I miss part of a game for like the third time all season, and I wake up to see we’re down 7-0 and the Sox are just easily up 2-0.

    Was AJ that bad?

  513. Nobody Is Perfect September 27th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    That “we got in late” excuse is just that – an excuse. I’m sure that Boston arrived to Chicago late and they’ve already scored 3 runs. These guys are professionals. They’ve had this traveling schedule many times before. They should know by now what they need to do to get themselves ready for the game when they arrive early in the morning.

  514. Madrugador September 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Pitch AJ until his arm falls off and then we won’t have to worry about him anymore.

  515. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Time to see if this offense can make a game of in the last three innings or if they really are a bad road team this year.

  516. ConcernedCitizen September 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Just turned on the game. Really guys? Really?!

  517. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Regarding Granderson, I just love the way he is playing as of late and hope he continues. He’s been huge! But let’s wait and see if he is just on a nice streak, or if he keeps it up before we predict what he does next year.

    The reality is that he has hit .289 with a .379 OBP in September (24 game sample) with 8 home runs and 21 RBI’s. A good month but hardly epic.

    In August he hit .225 with a .310 OBP.

    FYI – Granderson’s first game after working with K. Long was August 12th.

  518. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Time to see if this offense can make a game of IT in the last three innings or if they really are a bad road team this year.

  519. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Time to see if this offense can make a game of IT in the last three innings or if they really are a bad road team this year.

  520. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Sure thing, BumKnee; however, I’m not acting. I really am DaGama.

  521. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    # BumKnee September 27th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Betsy–what you know about baseball would fit into a timble. Know what this is Betsy? Of course you don’t. You’ve never done a chore in your lazy ass life.
    ——————————————————————–
    Of all the comments tonight, the only one you have an issue with is a woman.
    You are quite a man. Not.

  522. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Even now I’d rather have Moseley in pitching for the post season over AJ.

  523. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Baltimore is trying to help us :(

  524. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    “We ‘boo–ed’ Reggie Jackson when he’d go 0-2….then he’d go smack 2 doubles in his next two at bats…..then we’d cheer so damn loud for him…..”

    And I’m sure he appreciated that kind of schizophrenia. It must have made him feel totally accepted by the fans.

    I can’t forget Girardi being asked about players being booed and him saying “Of course it hurts. No player wants to be booed.”

    So just picture someone going out there trying his very best and just not getting the job done and hearing the fans booing. I don’t care if you call it part of the game or part of being a fan. It is nothing but ugly behavior. I love you when you’re good but I hate you when you’re not. That’s swell. Tp me that’s not being a fan. Thats being a self-entitled jerk.

  525. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    They were lucky to win last night, really lucky

  526. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Mosely throwing the ball pretty well tonight.

  527. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    blake:

    “This is probably true right now but there could come a point where eating a significant portion of his contract wouldn’t look so bad if it kept you from having to pay all of it.”

    True. There’s a tipping point where you stop throwing good money after bad. It may come down to a decision to cut their losses.

  528. BBFan September 27th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    “Something is going on in this dude’s life off the field and it started about the same time his incompetence did”

    I tend to believe it.
    I think the team should send him home for the playoffs and ask him to clear his head and come to the spring training prepared.

  529. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    YAY O’S!!!! 2-0 top of the 7th.

    That’s Brian Matusz. Boy Buck’s done a splendid job with that team.

    Let’s hope Uehara can hold it if the score remains that to the 9th.

  530. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    What a witty comeback, Bum. Leave off the Knee next time and your true colors are revealed. Do you have anything to add on your end? Thought not.

  531. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Joba – Very fortunate. My goodness, what a huge win. As all the Red Sox apologists in the media have noted, imagine if Papelbon had only blown 4 or 5 games instead of 8 this season. They’d be right in this thing. Coulda Woulda Shoulda! Thank God for yesterday’s win. And Thank God for Trisha always being here and being upbeat and inspiring belief!

  532. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    WOWEE. 3-0 O’s. And they may not be done yet!

  533. ConcernedCitizen September 27th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Regarding Mo, in case everyone hasn’t seen it:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....BHeadlines

  534. pat September 27th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    The Showalters showed up tonight.

    How about a little love from the Ozzies?

  535. deputy dawg September 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I enjoy visiting this site and I rarely post. The views often reflect my viewpoints validate a lot of the frustrations I feel when my team adopts strategies I find hard to justify. So excuse me for getting personal. I just cannot help it. Trisha I find you unbearably annoying.

  536. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Uh 4-0.

    I TOLD you these Orioles were a changed team!

  537. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Trisha you are really beyond belief – you think that someone who boos is not a fan? Really? Fans that boo are “self-entitled jerks”? It’s ugly behavior to boo? Are you bleepin’ serious? What planet do you live on? You have no idea how you come across do you? There is nothing more woven into the fabric of sports than booing, it’s a way for fans to express themselves. There is nothing wrong with it. It’s not “hate” Trisha. It’s a bleepin’ game!

  538. BBFan September 27th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I do not see Yanks cuttng AJ.
    He still has talent.
    Once he realizes the team is not guaranteeing him anyhting irresepctive of the salary, may be he will change and add the changeup to his arsenal instead of being stubborn.

  539. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I hope Nova rakes in his next start therefore making it an easier decision for Joe and Cash to do just that (send him home for the playoffs and ask that he clear his head and come to spring training prepared). If they can get him right for a half year next year, I’d look to deal him at the deadline and call up Brackman, Phelps or Noesi to be the 5th starter.

  540. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hey Bum — you can attack someone’s baseball acumen, but lay off the personal comments. That’s way over the line.

  541. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Sad when the yankees have to depend on the O’s to keep them in the race instead of their own team.

  542. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Look at old man Jeter with the wheels….

  543. BumKnee September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    YankFanCA–I always have something to add. Don’t think to the contrary. Mudslides, Smog, and Fires — any of them–could do you in by dawn.

  544. UpState September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    “We ‘boo–ed’ Reggie Jackson when he’d go 0-2….then he’d go smack 2 doubles in his next two at bats…..then we’d cheer so damn loud for him…..”

    And I’m sure he appreciated that kind of schizophrenia. It must have made him feel totally accepted by the fans.

    I can’t forget Girardi being asked about players being booed and him saying “Of course it hurts. No player wants to be booed.”

    So just picture someone going out there trying his very best and just not getting the job done and hearing the fans booing. I don’t care if you call it part of the game or part of being a fan. It is nothing but ugly behavior. I love you when you’re good but I hate you when you’re not. That’s swell. Tp me that’s not being a fan. Thats being a self-entitled jerk.

    ====================

    And Reggie Jackson & Paul O’Neill are two of the most revered Yankees of all-time….in this day of Namby-Pambys many can’t ‘handle NY’…..where have we heard that before ?

  545. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Whew. Can’t afford to lose that guy.

  546. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    “So excuse me for getting personal. I just cannot help it. Trisha I find you unbearably annoying.”

    Not a problem. Do what I do when I find someone unbearably annoying. Skip the posts!!!

  547. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    BumKnee

    Drop the Knee.

  548. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I don’t see they have any chance to win the division.
    They are back to the old form quickly.

  549. deputy dawg September 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Sorry, i meant , “the views i hold reflect my viewpoints and validate”

  550. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    What the heck is this Tallet arguing. Jeter was clearly 100% safe.

    WCYF – That’s an awful righteous response to Trisha. Considering you are among those classless “fans” that whined and moaned about the size of a memorial made to GMS III by his surviving family.

  551. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    “And Reggie Jackson & Paul O’Neill are two of the most revered Yankees of all-time”

    Who cares? I’m sure it has nothing to do with booing them.

    :roll:

  552. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Let’s go Tex!!!

  553. BumKnee September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    RMS–do you have initials on your cufflinks?

  554. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Back in this thing baby!!!!!!!

  555. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I think that’s it for BumKnee. You cant personally attack someone on here. Sexism should not be tolerated.

    BIG!!!!! YANKEES COMIN’ BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  556. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    this game is far from over, bridge jumpers…

  557. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Go Tex!!!

  558. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    This offense is in such desperate need of an upgrade because they have scored the most runs in baseball this season.

    A real dire situation

  559. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Tex!!!!! Big fly!!!!! 7-5

  560. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Hey Bum — shut the hell up now. Can somebody get these comments about Betsy to LoHud?

  561. Kuro September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    UH OH, ITS A GAME NOW.

  562. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    TEX MESSAGE!

    WE’RE IN IT TO WIN IT!

  563. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I do not see Yanks cuttng AJ.
    He still has talent.
    ——————
    This what I see BBfan . A guy who can’t command his fastball which renders his slurve ineffective as an out pitch. On many occasions this year, This is a guy who goes out there
    and gets hammered with his above averge fb in the fat part of zone all year.

    Yet , he still refuse to fully incorporate a plus change up which he is in dire need of.

    The talent is somewhat marginal at this point … the head … ‘explode’

  564. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    CR9 – I must have missed that gem. I probably need to go back and find any other arrows that were shot in my direction. :) When I am responding to a poster, a number of posts go by. So I’m sure I miss some goodies.

  565. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    murphdog,

    Obviously it would be preferable for AJ to pitch better than this, but if it came to the point that he clearly wasn’t one of their 5 best starting pitchers anymore and they had someone to replace him then I could see a situation where they ate salary rather than paying all of his contract for him to be a long man….assuming they could find a trade partner…

    Atta boy tex…make this thing interesting!

  566. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    BumKnee that is totally out of line and uncalled for. Take that sexist misogynist crap elsewhere.

  567. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    of course, if Teix made an out, West Coast Yankee fan would be calling him a bum and criticizing Kevin Long…

  568. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan

    trisha lives in LaLa land. Don’t waste your time.

  569. BumKnee September 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    CR9 and YankFanCA–you need to dial 219-345-3898765789012 and one fifth. Ask for Fredrique.

  570. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Bret The Hitman:

    “Cliff Lee is essential but if Pettitte returns that leaves no money to upgrade an offense that desperately needs an upgrade.

    If Pettitte returns, I favor trading for a #2 starter who is relatively cost-controlled and then use the extra money to upgrade the offense.”

    I can’t say you are wrong. They may do exactly that.

    But there are times when Hal Steinbrenner will bend on budget, like when an iconic player – like Lee – is available and will help your team and you need to keep him from going to a competitor. They were willing to trade for Lee earlier this season so there is clearly interest.

    I’m not so sure the offense needs a huge upgrade. Granderson is turning it around, Swisher is hitting 50 points over his carer average after going to school with KLong. You bring back Thames for lefties. A-Rod if he stays healthy will still be an enormous threat. Cano is still Cano, Teixeira is still Teixeira. A pitcher like Lee will also lessen the number of runs needed to win, IMO. It’ll be interesting to see what they do.

    P.S., they may have to jump on Lee before Pettitte makes up his mind about 2011. That may leave Andy out in the cold.

  571. m September 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Um. We have ourselves a situation here.

  572. 108 stitches September 27th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    4-0 Orioles in the bottom of the 7th.

  573. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    The yanks won’t be cutting aj. Not with the money they owe him. They kept Pavano on the roster for four years and he got paid less than AJ and never bothered to show up. At least AJ is on the mound to collect his paycheck. (even tho he doesn’t deserve it).

  574. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    “This offense is in such desperate need of an upgrade because they have scored the most runs in baseball this season.

    A real dire situation”

    :lol:

    I see temporary binkys have been put in the mouths of the REAL fans who were trashing the Yankees not too long ago and had given them up for lost. What a bunch of users.

  575. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I missed the 1st 3 innings tonight so didn’t see Burnett pitch but any thought of him pitching in the ALDS has to have disappeared as quickly as Teix’ HR this inning.

  576. CB September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    There’s a lot of valid criticism that you can point to against this season’s team. No team is perfect.

    But one of the most off base and misguided criticism is that this team has no “heart.”

    Watch Jeter bust it down the line to beat out an infield hit down 7-2 and then talk about “no heart.”

    This team has more come back wins than any team in baseball, IIRC. That takes tons of heart.

    And to try to even come back in a game where your starting pitcher mailed in his performance and gave you almost no chance to win says a lot.

  577. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Arod take a damn pitch….

  578. BumKnee September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    m–Do you know James Bond?

  579. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Toronto has an ungodly 21 pitchers to choose from.

  580. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    There’s our Tex!!!!

  581. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    BumKnee – Just another worthless Red Sox fan? How do you live with yourself? You cheer on a team of criminals and city of criminals. You should be the last person to talk about others as being fat and lazy. Your hero is Pete Abe! It dont get fatter and lazier than that! :)

  582. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Would have been nice if the Yankee starter had shown up tonight….big HR by Teixera, they are going to need him to hit this October.

  583. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    CB September 27th, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    There’s a lot of valid criticism that you can point to against this season’s team. No team is perfect.

    But one of the most off base and misguided criticism is that this team has no “heart.”

    Watch Jeter bust it down the line to beat out an infield hit down 7-2 and then talk about “no heart.”

    This team has more come back wins than any team in baseball, IIRC. That takes tons of heart.

    And to try to even come back in a game where your starting pitcher mailed in his performance and gave you almost no chance to win says a lot.
    ——————————–
    very well put, CB. Anyone who thinks this team has no heart needs to root for the Mets, they will love the passion shown on that team on a nightly basis.

  584. UpState September 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    “And Reggie Jackson & Paul O’Neill are two of the most revered Yankees of all-time”

    Who cares? I’m sure it has nothing to do with booing them.

    ===========================

    Forget it….you just don’t get it – or honestly was never there….

    TV Time !

  585. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    CR9 — That was insane (as always), but it was very humorous.

  586. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Too bad AJ couldn’t tell Girardi in the 2nd inning that he was giving up so all of those runs didn’t score. Next time he should be a team player and just tell the manager when he has given up.

  587. West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    CR9
    September 27th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    What the heck is this Tallet arguing. Jeter was clearly 100% safe. WCYF – That’s an awful righteous response to Trisha. Considering you are among those classless “fans” that whined and moaned about the size of a memorial made to GMS III by his surviving family.

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

    I think my response was right on the money. Someone who thinks those that boo in baseball
    are self-entitled jerks deserves that response.

    You are correct about my feelings on the George Steinbrenner monument. I found it totally inappropriate. So do many others.

  588. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    we can tie it here

  589. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Rage, Rage against the dying of the light!

  590. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    and the Yankees bring the tying run to the plate in the 7th inning, how many of you thought that could happen a few innings ago?

  591. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    TIE IT THAMES.

    Pretty, please.

  592. YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    West Coast — exactly

  593. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    boy, Thames had his pitch there and missed it…

  594. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    That was stung. We have a great chance of winning this game.

  595. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    That needed about 50 extra feet on it

  596. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Thames actually hit that ball too hard…

  597. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Can’t hit it much harder than that…back in the ballgame now at least.

  598. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Rage, Rage against the dying of the light!
    —–

    Back to school??

  599. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Yankee hitters never give up. But when AJ pitches they always seem to have to climb out of a big hole.

  600. CB September 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

  601. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    If only Tex and Arod had great games on the same night. I like the grit they are showing being down 7-0. AJ is just dreadful though and didn’t show and resolve out there. If he was a battler i’d give him some credit, but he implodes fast and never recovers.

  602. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    “Rage, Rage against the dying of the light!”

    Ah yes, Bronx Jeers.

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on that sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Dylan Thomas

  603. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Problem, Bautista?

  604. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    you can’t pitch Burnett in the postseason, period. He hasn’t earned his spot in the rotation and he’s never pitched out of the ‘pen.

  605. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    what a jump Granderson got on that ball….nice play.

  606. syd_cash September 27th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I’m going to need Michael Kay to not sound so excited when someone on another team is driving the ball deep to the wall

  607. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Oh Robbie, you so silly

  608. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Dylan Thomas
    ————
    White horse Tavern!

  609. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    OUT! Great relay and play all the way around.

    syd_cash – Too bad. We’re stuck with the Kay we’ve got!

  610. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    wow, great relay by the Yankees….don’t run on Robbie’s arm.

  611. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Nice throw by Cano..But Robertson isn’t fooling anyone tonight. I hate the extra effort that Wells shows against the Yanks.

  612. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    blake, did you see how much Grandy was playing Bautista to pull? That was the only way he could get to the ball the way it was hit.

    And what a throw by Robby to nab Wells…

  613. CB September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Very big play by Granderson on an absolute bullet by Bautista. His impact on the game can be enormous both offensively and defensively.

    If there’s a player that needs some rest it’s Robertson. He was electric yesterday but doesn’t look the same tonight.

    Just an amazing relay from Granderson to Cano. What an arm Cano has.

  614. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    and more…. courtesy of The Bard.

    The last line especially seems to ft this thread. (it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing).

    To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
    To the last syllable of recorded time,
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

  615. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Roberston really seems to have them fooled

  616. BBFan September 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Granderson is a great CF.
    With his offense he is an elite player.
    Hopefully his first half struggles are behind him and he will be an impact player for the Yankees in the playoffs and next season as well.

  617. RSM September 27th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I think fans are a little over confident in assuming Lee is a lock next season. Texas has new ownership who are going to want to make a statement in their 1st offseason.

  618. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Yes Cashmoney. The White Horse Tavern.

  619. pat September 27th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Hitting them solid but good defense behind him.

  620. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    that inning goes down as scoreless by Robertson but the reality was that he was hammered by all 3 batters. Baseball is a funny game, isn’t it…

  621. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    3 hard hit balls = 3 outs. :)

  622. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Say what you want, but this team doesn’t quit.

  623. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I am surprised that Girardi pitched Robertson tonight when they are losing. Now he probably won’t be available for the rest of the series. Moseley seemed ok for another inning.

  624. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    “blake, did you see how much Grandy was playing Bautista to pull? That was the only way he could get to the ball the way it was hit.”

    I did, good positioning and a good jump. Bautista has pulled all 52 of his HR’s. Grandy saved a couple runs that inning most likely. This is the guy the Yankees traded for…

  625. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t see Cliff Lee really wanting to stay in Texas next year. He hasn’t pitched well, the weather is incredibly hot, and the Yankees will no doubt offer him as much or more money than the Rangers.

  626. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve read that Lee would play in Siberia if that’s where he could be best compensated….I don’t see the Yankees missing out on him again..

  627. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    “I think fans are a little over confident in assuming Lee is a lock next season. Texas has new ownership who are going to want to make a statement in their 1st offseason.”

    Didn’t mean to make it sound like a fait accompli. I don’t think anything is a lock. Lee is s target, IMO. Whether they sign him or merely drive his price way up is a separate issue. But I think AJ’s 2010 season has to have them seriously pursuing him.

  628. BBFan September 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Coming back to AJ.
    Today he had very poor mechanics.
    You could see that even before he released the ball, it was going somewhere wild beyond the strike zone. His hip rotation was so inconsitent, it was almost like he did not know when to release the ball.
    Hopefully it is correctable as there are still three years on his contract.
    He comes across like a very noce guy, but is he coachable?

  629. Eduardo September 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

    Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. – Balzac

  630. steve sax arm September 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    bersy stalker chick has her very own stalker, bumknee dude. positive vibes here again now that the boys are back in the ballgame.

  631. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    murphydog – I still remember that quote from Hamlet that I had to memorize while in HS. It means so much more than it used to.

  632. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    With AJ’s 2010 and the uncertainty of Pettitte. Lee becomes an even higher priority.

  633. Tom in N.J. September 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    The Rangers just signed a T.V. deal that pays them 150 million a year, for the next 20 years…

  634. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Just an awful baseball player. 3-2 and a chance to bring the tying run to the plate, and he swings at sloppy slop Ball 4. Kearnsie!

  635. MG September 27th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    I did, good positioning and a good jump. Bautista has pulled all 52 of his HR’s. Grandy saved a couple runs that inning most likely. This is the guy the Yankees traded for…
    —————————-
    I’ve liked Grandy all season, he is playing like a real star now and it’s amazing how much the swing changes have helped him, just wait until next year…

  636. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Wow Kearns sucks!

  637. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    K as in Kearns

  638. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Baseball is a very funny game, indeed.

  639. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    All he does is strikeout!

  640. BTX September 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    There is a reason the Nationals released Kearns – he sucks.

  641. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    4 outs to go

  642. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    ““Rage, Rage against the dying of the light!”

    That quote means a lot to me as well.

    To me, the dying of the light is the corruption of the umpires. Every time a corrupt umpire cheats us, the light of fairness dims just a little bit more.

  643. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    “RMS September 27th, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    West Coast Yankee Fan

    trisha lives in LaLa land. Don’t waste your time.”

    Spoken by the king of the crybabies.

    As is predictable, those who live to whine, cry, and complain are the same ones who have the greatest difficulty with being asked to act in any kind of level-headed and mature fashion.

    LaLa land your head. I’m a positive and optimistic poster. The comparison just kills you doesn’t it.

  644. Yank 97 September 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Is Kearns even going to be on the postseason roster? Who wants to see him bat in any situation?

  645. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    reds,phillies, yanks, and rays can all clinch tonight

  646. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I think fans are a little over confident in assuming Lee is a lock next season. Texas has new ownership
    ——–

    It obviously goes both ways and he has to want to stay there. He has complained about the weather a couple of times. The Yanks will definitely offer him more money so I doubt he will take less money and he has less of a chance to get back to the play offs with them.

  647. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    “He comes across like a very noce guy, but is he coachable?”

    Excellent question. Seems like it goes in one ear and out the other. Not uncoachable like David Wells, but it seems AJ just can’t easily make changes. He did absorb the counsel of Roy Halladay about not having to throw the fastball all the time and thus I think he avoided some injuries and started to make progress. But he’s been at this a long time and still only has two pitches when simply adding a third – a changeup – might make him far more effective. I guess it’s true after all. They are people, not robots.

  648. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    WTF POSADA

  649. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    4-0 O’s, top of the 9th

    Minny at KC, top of the 4th, 8-7 Minny

  650. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    3-0 weak ground out?

  651. Ken Phelps September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Swinging 3-0 down two runs

  652. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Not sure how you have that swing on a 3-0 pitch…..

  653. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Geez. Take a half swing on 3-0 when the tying run could have brought to the plate. ugh!

  654. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Tom – how much more is that than their last TV deal, and what other obligations do they already have? All that may have an effect on what Texas’ ownership are able to do with payroll this offseason.

  655. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    well, can the yankees get it done with three outs remaining in the game?

  656. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    BLEEP U Posada!

  657. Yank 97 September 27th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Did Jorge think we were down 1? lol how do you swing 3-0

  658. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Swinging 3-0? Posada should take his brain to the field more often. 2 plays killed them in this game. Obviously AJ was a joke but Granderson not scoring the runner from 3rd and Jeter’s dp. If Jeter didn’t hit into that dp that would of been a huge inning.

  659. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Three outs left.

  660. tampa yankee fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Can someone please explain to me how you can have a check swing on a 3-0 count? How can anyone be so damn stupid? Too many foul tips off his head I guess.

  661. jackamir September 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Posada is brain dead. I think he has lost the fire. He looks completely lost.

  662. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    a-rod go ahead homer in the 9th?

  663. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    “reds,phillies, yanks, and rays can all clinch tonight”

    Phils definitely on their way. 8-0, bottom of the 9th

    What does Cincy need to clinch? They’re not playing.

  664. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I don’t mind swinging 3-0 nearly as much as I mind check swinging 3-0. If you’re going to swing away 3-0 then air it out at your pitch only. Curious AB from Jorge there…

  665. rconn23 September 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    This game could be a blessing in disguise. Now it’s clear that Burnett simply can’t start in the playoffs. Frankly, that’s been clear since June.

    Just a horrific effort from Burnett. Horrible mechanics, mentally fragile and now decreased velocity – losing one of the few things that even made him servicable – equals just a total loss of a pitcher.

    He’s simply awful in every facet and once again gave his team no chance to win. It makes the whole nonsense last season about Posada and Burnett even more absurd.

    Johnny Bench wouldn’t have made a difference with Burnett.

  666. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    sad Sada

  667. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Robertson shouldn’t be pitching more than 1 inning this late in the season. None of the good bullpen guys should be.

  668. Yankeefran September 27th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    The Yanks were climbing back, but got stuck at 5. Come on, we’re running out of time. Wouldn’t it be nice to move back into 1st?

  669. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    if the cards lose the reds are back in the playoffs

  670. ET September 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Cincinnati needs a Cardinals loss… and right now the Pirates are leading them

    I always wondered…. what happens if you clinch on an off-day when another team loses? Do you celebrate after your next win?

  671. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Paraphrasing an old joke here but…. I decided that I would drink a shot for every run AJ gave up. Now I’m at the White Horse with Dylan Thomas!

  672. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Joe from Long Island:

    “murphydog – I still remember that quote from Hamlet that I had to memorize while in HS. It means so much more than it used to.”

    I saw a rep company production of Hamlet last year at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase. They played it like they were double-parked. Still, the words are amazing, the first “psychological drama” where the main character let us into his head. And what did we find there?

    To be, or not to be–that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
    And by opposing end them. To die, to sleep–
    No more–and by a sleep to say we end
    The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
    That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation
    Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep–
    To sleep–perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub,
    For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
    When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
    Must give us pause. There’s the respect
    That makes calamity of so long life.
    For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
    Th’ oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely
    The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
    The insolence of office, and the spurns
    That patient merit of th’ unworthy takes,
    When he himself might his quietus make
    With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
    To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
    But that the dread of something after death,
    The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
    No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?
    Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
    And thus the native hue of resolution
    Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
    And enterprise of great pitch and moment
    With this regard their currents turn awry
    And lose the name of action. — Soft you now,
    The fair Ophelia! — Nymph, in thy orisons
    Be all my sins remembered.

  673. GoldGlove9486 September 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Just like the Boston series. Brutal starting pitching….scoring all of our runs on homers. Joke of a team. When is Girardi going to get tossed?

  674. Carl September 27th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Really don’t want to see Jeter bat.

  675. Tom in N.J. September 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    That I don’t know, Joe.

    Deadspin does have the Rangers’ financials however:

    http://deadspin.com/5619951/ml.....as-rangers

  676. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    the cards just got swept in pittsburgh and now are losing at home to them again with the season on the line. Now, that is a team dying a slooow death.

  677. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Uh, there’s 2 out and jeters on deck. U think a walk by jorge does anything? Don’t mind him swinging 3-0 at all, but make it a real swing, not that.

  678. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “It’s not “hate” Trisha. It’s a bleepin’ game!”

    Then stop spinning out of control like a top any time things aren’t going your way in the bleepin’ game! Shut up and try to enjoy it. It’s not life and death. It’s a bleepin game!

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

    Phils just clinched

  679. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    3 teams are now in the playoffs. phils just clinched

  680. rconn23 September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Jeter needs to find a way to get on base next inning if the Yankees are going to have a chance.

  681. Carlo September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Posada’s blistering grounder to first in a 3-0 count basically typifies this teams effort since mid august. One 8 game win streak aside and this team has been amongst the poorest in baseball. Gets really tiring watching the same game over and over and over again. Burnett has no business on the playoff roster. I will take my chances with nova or vazquez over burnett. When aj is not on, he makes it impossible for the yankees to compete that day. Can’t afford a guy like that in october.

  682. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    guys, if anything, Jorge getting on base would have moved A-Rod up in the queue

  683. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    im still convinced the yankees have a better chance of beating the twins on the road than the rangers at home.

  684. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “I always wondered…. what happens if you clinch on an off-day when another team loses? Do you celebrate after your next win?”

    Good question! Are the guys altogether somewhere watching the game, getting ready to celebrate just in case?

  685. Tom in N.J. September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Talking Shakespeare doesn’t seem right w/o Bodhisattva.

    I’ve been on a “King Lear” kick this year…

  686. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Bronx Jeers:

    “An alcoholic is someone you don’t like, who drinks as much as you do.” Dylan Thomas.

  687. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you, murph – you brought back memories, and a greater appreciation for some great writing.

  688. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Carlo- if ur so tired of watching the games, don’t. Its pretty simple.

  689. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Here comes Girardi’s boyfriend Gaudin. They should put all of the fielders on the warning track…..

  690. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    gaudin???

  691. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    gaudin???

  692. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves.
    Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

  693. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Gaudin…

    …what?

  694. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Orioles pitchers have 10 Ks tonight. 2 out in the bottom of the 9th.

    Beware the spoilers at the end of the season!

  695. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “I’m a positive and optimistic poster”

    Except when it came to hating on Torre.
    And the Posada shouldn’t catch AJ nonsense. How did that work out?

  696. 108 stitches September 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    It’s a final. Orioles beat Rays 4-0.

  697. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    That’s right Gaudain the master, on the other hand, asking him to get one out is not a tall order!

  698. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    ORIOLES WIN!!!!

    Uehara struck out the side, Rays get shut out at home.

    4-0

  699. Rich in NJ September 27th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    The Gaudin obsession continues…

  700. LGY September 27th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I really hope Girardi is not planning of playing matchup baseball with Gaudin in the postseason.

  701. rconn23 September 27th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Does Chad Gaudin have incriminating photos of Girardi or something?

    Amazing, Girardi’s affinity for such a mediocre pitcher.

  702. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Three runs for first place

  703. Cashmoney September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Rich, theoretically , you and I stands a good chance in getting one out. The ball would most likely be hit hard in my case.

  704. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Tom – yeah, those are the things that are going to determine how aggressive they are. I don’t know that teams release those numbers, though, somehow, Scott Boras always seems to have an idea….

  705. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “Talking Shakespeare doesn’t seem right w/o Bodhisattva.”

    Good point.

    How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
    To have a thankless child!
    King Lear, 1. 4

  706. steve sax arm September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    trisha rally chick. here come dem bombers

  707. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    By the way, I recently discovered that Ken Burns, the baseball historian, is a Red Sox “fan”

  708. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    The Rays just lost. The Yanks could of picked up another game tonight but unfortunately AJ decided not to compete. Now we just need the W.Sox to show a pulse.

  709. Rich in NJ September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Cashmoney

    It’s sad.

  710. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    tying run on base, and that’s it?

  711. Kevin September 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Load em up so arod can knock them home

  712. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    2 runs please.

  713. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I love it how Gregg has 5 losses and the Yankees have never even touched him

    Tonight’s the night

  714. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Cashmoney:

    “Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another’s resemblance to ourselves.”

    Droll.

  715. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Jeter failed

  716. Tabbert September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    fail

  717. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    He just swung 2-0. This guy lacks control. And he swung 2-0. DARN IT!!!!!!!!!

  718. ET September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    By the way, I recently discovered that Ken Burns, the baseball historian, is a Red Sox “fan”

    ——————–

    Doesn’t it seem that all these people affiliated to baseball are?

  719. rconn23 September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Jetes needs to draw a walk.

  720. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    pre-rally rally-killer

  721. ac1 September 27th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    when was jeter’s last hit in the 9th inning?

  722. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Seriously can we show some patience?? Posada swings 3-0 and now Jeter 2-0. This team used to be so patient and now they just hack away.

  723. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Crushed by jeter. Bad luck there.

  724. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “Except when it came to hating on Torre.
    And the Posada shouldn’t catch AJ nonsense. How did that work out”

    “Hating on Torre” you dork came after Torre left the Yankees and wrote a book trashing them. Grow a brain.

    How did that work out? Posada didn’t catch AJ did he. So it looks like the nonsense was only what you were spewing.

    You want to talk about wilfully blind? While you and your cohort were crying bitterly because some posters thought Posada shouldn’t be catching AJ and you were all swearing there was nothing to it, both AJ and Posada admitted this season they had problems going on last season. You supreme fool.

    So put that in your insecurity pipe and smoke it pal.

  725. Ace September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Whoever doesn’t think gaudin will make the playoff roster hasn’t been watching

  726. rconn23 September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Gregg looks like he’s ready to mow them down.

  727. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    ET – Yes, it does. It’s unfortunate to say the least.

  728. syd_cash September 27th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    just like the Yankees to have a half comeback to give me hope for no good reason

  729. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    2 awful at bats. DJ SW fail.

  730. ZMAN September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The Yanks always do this…. when they are seemingly out of the game, they get a few runs to get back in the game…. then do nothing to tie or put themselves ahead.

  731. GoldGlove9486 September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Crushed by Jeter? Another ground ball. He’s awful. Jeter and Posada look disinterested. Swinging away ahead in the count when we need walks. Joke.

  732. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    What was Michael Kay yelling about??????????? That ball hung up there for an hour. No need to yell about a LOOOOOOOONG RUN. It was an easy play.

  733. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    C’mon Tex and A-Rod

    you know what we want to see

  734. syd_cash September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    btw on a side note Tampa Bay sucks….because we have been playing horrible for the last 6 weeks and they should have put the division away. They have been losing almost as much as we have……lucky for us

  735. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Just get on base Teixeira and give Alex a chance.

  736. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    AJ deserves 2 black eyes for tonight’s fiasco

  737. BTX September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “Jeter and Posada look disinterested.”

    They took a cue from their starting pitcher tonight.

  738. -Matt- September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    GODDAMNIT

  739. murphydog September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    ET:

    “Doesn’t it seem that all these people affiliated to baseball are?”

    Ken Burns a Red Sox Fan? Not surprising. When the present doesn’t favor you, the only resort is to a more glorious past.

  740. Tom in N.J. September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “Scott Boras always seems to have an idea”

    Joe, so true. I remember reading, when Alex signed, that the Rangers most just sined a cable deal for 10 years 252 million dollars. Days after they signed that deal Mr. Boras convinced Hicks to give that money to Alex….

  741. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “trisha rally chick. here come dem bombers”

    steve, we might have to call the good news the fact that the offense responded.

    Tomorrow is another day. I’ll be surprised if CC doesnt close it out.

  742. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    It’s amazing how impatient these guys are this year. They never used to hack away at everything like they do this year. They used to work pitchers and try to get on base and now everyone is looking for a homerun.

  743. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Another 2-0 count. You werent the tying run Mark. Your Godly teammate Alex was; shouldve taken a pitch or two.

  744. syd_cash September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    1,2,3 amazing rally…..GREAT JOB guys and that was the top of our lineup

  745. beedogs September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks again, AJ Burnett. Please jump off a building.

  746. sunny615 September 27th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Blew that chance to regain first place. Wasted opportunity.

  747. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Gold glove you’re a ****ing idiot troll. Nothing u say has any credibility. That ball was a smoked one hopper to short. Open your eyes instead of being blindly results oriented you moron.

  748. Ruby Tuesday September 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Another great article from Tom Friedman. I hope everybody will take a look.

    ” … game-changing investments. China has at least four going now: one is building a network of ultramodern airports; another is building a web of high-speed trains connecting major cities; a third is in bioscience ….. ; and, finally, Beijing just announced that it was providing $15 billion in seed money for the country’s leading auto and battery companies to create an electric car industry, starting in 20 pilot cities.

    Not to worry. America today also has its own multibillion-dollar, 25-year-horizon, game-changing moon shot: fixing Afghanistan. “

  749. GoldGlove9486 September 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    How do these guys swing on 2-0 when down 2 runs in the ninth? I don’t get it. They need to be screamed at.

  750. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Game over very silently… No dramatics tonight.. Team goes down quietly in the 9th

  751. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Pathetic 9th! Yankees are so 1 and done in the playoffs!

  752. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    A-Rod has his point, you cannot play most games from 5 or 7 runs down.

  753. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Jeter and Tex both swung at 2-0 pitches…ever hear of taking a strike??

  754. tampa yankee fan September 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    They simply suck!!! No patience at the plate. Pros that get overanxious with 2-0 counts. Disgusting.

  755. 108 stitches September 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    That does it. The Blue Jays beat Burnett. Look for him to bomb in his next start also. Nothing from nothing = nothing.

  756. NYY fan in NH September 27th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    and loss #15 for AJ Burnett.. I could care less if he ever made another pitch for this team.. How can I root for a guy who continuesly puts the team in a hole with his gutless performances.

  757. blake September 27th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Tonight’s loss is mostly on the starting pitcher….he took them out of the game early and they just didn’t recover.

  758. Tom in N.J. September 27th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    What does conventional-wisdom hack Thomas Friedman have to do with anything?

  759. Carlo September 27th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks Kevin, as always, the wisdom stemming from this board is huge for me.

  760. Doreen September 27th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Way off topic, and on a lighter note, and to break some fo the tension before listening to Girardi’s post game:

    You guys have to watch “Mike & Molly” on CBS. it was just on. I haven’t laughed so hard watching a tv show in ages – tears rolling down my face.

  761. YES September 27th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    When did it become acceptable to swing at an 2-0 pitch while you are leading off an inning and your team is 2 runs down.

    Of all people you would think Jeter would know better, but he has become such a free swinger that he doesn’t even consider the game situations any more.

    A more disciplined approach at the plate could really help him bring that awful OBP up.

  762. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue

    Go back to LaLa Land. Name calling. Well at least you showed some life.

    Your motto- Well the Yankees lost, we’ll get them tomorrow. AJ tried hard.
    If the Yankees don’t make the playoffs- wait till next year.
    If they go to the World Series and lose-wait till next year.
    Never expresses an opinion or valid criticism.

  763. Carlo September 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    When michael kay says “the yankees trail by 2, BUT HAVE THE TOP OF THE ORDER IN THE 9TH”, does he realize than includes an automatic out to start the frame?

  764. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Yesterday was an exhale; that’s all it was. This team is very flawed. Nothing has changed in that regard.”

    “YankFanCA September 27th, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    2nd inning or 8th . . . doesn’t matter. The truth is still the same. One win doesn’t change anything. Nothing is working right now — not the pitching; not the hitting.”

    “JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    that mighty yankee offense!”

    “West Coast Yankee Fan September 27th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Trish. Get real. I mean really. Last night we were lucky. The fact you find this even remotely
    acceptable is beyond belief. You are not a fan – you are a cheerleader and there is a difference”

    “JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 27th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    trisha is not a yankee fan. she’s some bizarre parody of a psycho cheerleader, but she has zero ability to watch a game critically.”

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

    “trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    “It’s only the 2nd inning”

    Excuse my perspective, knee jerkers.

  765. yanks22 September 27th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Ass Junk Bumnett pitches for the New York frciking Yankees and has still found a way to lose 15 damn games!

  766. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped blue

    Go back to LaLa Land. Name calling. Well at least you showed some life.

    Your motto- Well the Yankees lost, we’ll get them tomorrow. AJ tried hard.
    If the Yankees don’t make the playoffs- wait till next year.
    If they go to the World Series and lose-wait till next year.
    Never expresses an opinion or valid criticism.”

    YAWN!!!

  767. RMS September 27th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    “YAWN!!!”

    That’s your posts in a nutshell.

  768. charlestonchew September 27th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I know this was a long time ago and that, because of the enormous time that has passed since I posted often, it doesn’t matter.

    But I never wanted Aj Burnett. I spent hours arguing on this blog why he was a poor investment. That we gave him too many years, blah blah blah.

    I think it’s safe to say that the investment, even if it turns around, has not been what the many promoters would have thought.

    So here it is:

    I told you so.

  769. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    # Carlo September 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    When michael kay says “the yankees trail by 2, BUT HAVE THE TOP OF THE ORDER IN THE 9TH”, does he realize than includes an automatic out to start the frame?

    LOL, be nice to the captain.

  770. beedogs September 27th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I was pretty down on Burnett too. And boy, did I get tired of hearing all the idiots defend him as being a guy with guts, and heart, and “electric stuff”. So I guess there’s a tiny bit of satisfaction in being right about his lack of ability and his dismal performance over 2 years as a Yankee.

    If he’s got electric stuff, he should go be a friggin electrician. Stay off the mound, please.

  771. mymp3mp4mp5 September 28th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    It’s hard to say if this is a good organization…let’s looking forward to watching that….Get cheap mp3 players,high quality MP3 players,MP4 players,MP5 players and more from http://www.mymp3mp4mp5.com

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