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Game 158: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (93-64)
Travis Snider LF
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Bautista RF
Vernon Wells CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
John Buck C
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
J.P. Arencibia DH

LHP CC Sabathia (20-7, 3.26)
Sabathia vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (81-75)
Travis Snider LF
Yunel Escobar SS
Jose Bautista RF
Vernon Wells CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
John Buck C
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
J.P. Arencibia DH

RHP Kyle Drabek (0-2, 4.91)
Drabek has never faced the Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m. / YES Network MY9 and MLB Network (sorry, forgot to update this part)

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

WEATHER: Dome. Safe from the Canadian outdoors.

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

THE OLD MAN: Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek’s father is Doug Drabek, the former 22-game winner with the Pirates. Joe Girardi was 2-for-23 in his career against Doug Drabek.

MORE DRABEK: Although he’s know for his time with the Pirates, Doug Drabek actually pitched 27 games for the Yankees in his rookie year of 1986. In 1984, Drabek had been traded to the Yankees as a player to be named later in a deal for Roy Smalley. After the ’86 season, the Yankees sent Drabek, Logan Easley and Brian Fisher to Pittsburgh for LHP Pat Clemments and RHPs Cecilio Guante and Rick Rhoden.

GOOD GLOVES: The Yankees have committed six errors in the month of September. The lead the Majors with a .989 fielding percentage this season. The franchise’s highest fielding percentage for any season is .986, set in 1995 and matched in 2008. Alex Rodriguez has not made an error since July 17, a span of 44 consecutive games which is the third-longest single-season streak of his career.

GRANDY MAN: Since August 12, Curtis Granderson has three home runs against left-handed pitchers. He hit three home runs total vs. lefties from Opening Day 2009 through August 11 of this year.

UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: Jose Bautista can throw a little bit, but Alex Rodriguez got the sac fly deep enough and the Yankees have a 1-0 lead after a half inning.

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Another sac fly, another Jeter run. It’s 2-0 in the middle of the third inning.

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: Travis Snider got  solo homer just inside the right-field foul pole, cutting the lead to 2-1. That’s the Blue Jays 244th home run of the season, tying a franchise record.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: The throw was there, no doubt, but I think Gardner got his foot to the plate ahead of the tag. It’s a close play, and most every other player in baseball would have been out — or not at third place to begin with — but Gardner’s speed has given the Yankees a 3-1 lead in the fifth.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: Before the game, Girardi said he expects Sabathia to “do it every time” and that seems to be happening tonight. Through six innings, the Yankees ace has been absolutely dominant, working quickly and very efficiently. It’s still 3-1 in the seventh.

 
 

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690 Responses to “Game 158: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. upstate kate September 28th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    aren’t any Yankees going to play?

  2. Ruby Tuesday September 28th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Are these clones ?

  3. The Phenom September 28th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Over/under on number of jokes/comments about Chad’s error?

  4. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Cashmoney
    September 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    West Coast , I think if G makes the playoff , he will be back. But that’s just my take on what the Brass is thinking.

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

    But will he want to come back?

  5. KPB September 28th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    If these line ups holds true, my money is on Toronto. Otherwise, GO Yankees!!!

  6. Kelvin September 28th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    You can email Chad, chances are he’ll notice it quicker that way.

  7. Eric in FL September 28th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    But it’s funnier if he doesn’t fix it quickly.

  8. upstate kate September 28th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    oh Kelvin, this is more fun :)

  9. Kelvin September 28th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    How many homers will the bautista’s hit today :p

  10. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Toronto.has agreed to help Giradi rest all his regulars

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    It appears that Toronto has this game. Let’s hope the Sux lose so we clinch tonight…

    :)

  12. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    no clinching on another teams loss. Thats not the way to do it…

  13. ConcernedCitizen September 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Looks like MLB Network is not showing the Yankee game again, unless your in a market where they’d have to black out the Braves or Marlins.

  14. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    hey, a leadoff single up the middle! thats the jeter i know

  15. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Toronto is going to have a chance to be really good in a couple years. They have a lot of good young pitching….

    nice astrodirt hit for the capn there.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    “no clinching on another teams loss. Thats not the way to do it…”

    I’m totally referring to the fact that the Toronto players are listed as playing each other, thereby making it impossible for the Yankees to win.

  17. syd_cash September 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    sooo you gotta figure the Yanks got this tonight….after so many losses. At least one would hope

  18. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Yes network does such a great job always showing you the pitchers pitch count. I don’t think any other broadcast has it up there all game like YES does.

  19. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Anybody hear that AJ has some personal at home issues. Mentally he is totally off. Remember the black eye. Never explained. Where there is smoke there usually is fire…..

  20. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I didn’t even notice at first – I scroll right past the lineups and right to the notes. :)

  21. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    trisha-

    sorry, didnt catch that!

  22. yankeesinsf September 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    “Drabek has never faced the Yankees”

    And going by these lineups, this will remain the case :)

  23. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Well at least Swish got the runner over by swinging at a terrible pitch….

  24. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    trisha -

    It also makes it impossible for the Yankees to lose! :lol:

  25. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    lets make this a AJ FREE ZONE TONIGHT. We can only talk about players actually helping us win tonight.

  26. kd September 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    scoring in the first inning would really help

  27. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Holy crap!! a sac fly…… I have not seen that in a LOOOONG time from the yanks.

  28. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Teixera getting hot would be huge ….nice situational hitting by Alex.

    Nice 1st inning so far.

  29. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    good job alex.

  30. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Strong arm and throw but what’s up the that little skip?

  31. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    good start, very rare these days

  32. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Amazing that Arod has 120 RBI’s with all he’s been through health wise this season…he has just continually done the job when given a chance to get a run in.

  33. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Today I went to the eye dr and got glasses for the first time.

    I also got a hair cut.

    Then I finally put that shelf up by the backdoor that the fiancee has been bugging me to do. The only problem is, when she walked in and saw me bespectacled, short-haired, and holding a hammer she thought I was robbing the place and threw a bottle of wine at me.

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Doreen – :)

    “Anybody hear that AJ has some personal at home issues. Mentally he is totally off. Remember the black eye. Never explained. Where there is smoke there usually is fire…..”

    Hey jackamir, don’t you know that what you just said is GOSSIP? Unless you want the harpie crew to drown you with tears, do NOT talk about AJ’s personal life – this is NOT TMZ!!!

    :D

    Actually I agree with you and we had this discussion a few weeks ago, when some of the less judgmental were around apparently. We’ve agreed that trouble in someone’s life can certainly affect them elsewhere.

    Better still, let’s talk about it ad nauseum. Maybe it will discourage some of the bigger complainers to stay away!!!

  35. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    pitch like a cy young tonight CC

  36. Trevor September 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    First start against the Jays. Maybe if the Jays saw more of him the Yankees probably would have a better record against them.

  37. Erica in NY September 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Tom in NJ-

    When did you get engaged?? Congratulations

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Did you know you can get poison ivy just by having it blow on you (something like that?) I didn’t know that but now I do. I got a shot in the rump today because it really attacked me. Gotta pick up a prescription now. Be back shortly. (don’t miss me too much…)

  39. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    If Tex, Arod and Cano can get hot before the playoffs that would ease the burden on the pitching staff. Still got to get there first!

  40. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Very intimate at the Rogers Center tonight. Small crowd: I wish I was there!

  41. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Tom in NJ -

    Oh, that is so funny!!!!

  42. Kelvin September 28th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Wow quick inning, playing serious tonight. I like it.

  43. Cashman needs to go September 28th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    if the yankees win tonight i say Chad posts the lineups similar to the way he did tonight – you can’t mess with superstition….same as last year when abraham left the blog and the yankees went on to win without him jinxing them – (and look at what has become of the redsox since he’s gone over there)

  44. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Alright, we retired Vermin Wells.

  45. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    The end of the summer, Erica.

    And thanks.

  46. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    jackamir =

    Ever been to Rogers Centre?

    It’s yucky.

    However, watching the game from the CF restaurant is awesome!!!!

  47. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Especially with the roof closed.

  48. Erica in NY September 28th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    The end of the summer, Erica.

    And thanks.
    **********

    Thats awesome!!!
    And great story ;-)

  49. Ace September 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    We all r really gonna miss Posada when he’s gone. Very underrated

  50. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Congratulations, Tom in NJ. For some reason, I’ve assumed you’ve been engaged for awhile now. :)

  51. MoRings42 September 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Ah that must explain why we’ve sucked for the past month.. We’re the Blue Jays.

  52. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I remember when this kid’s father was in the majors. Does that make me old? :)

  53. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Thats not a strike. Way outside to Jerkman

  54. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    From “It is High”

    Dave Eiland’s New Solution To A.J’s Pitching Woes:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5xcb.....and-aj.jpg

  55. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve been dating her for 8 years…we’re practically married.

  56. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    “Dave Eiland’s New Solution To A.J’s Pitching Woes”

    I’ve got a solution to AJ’s pitching woes – don’t let him pitch. :evil:

  57. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    espn will be making a special section for the miami heat dubbed “heat index”. It will follow all things miami heat all season. This is just getting crazy….

  58. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Tom,

    that’s funny…not a good bottle I hope ;)

    nice strike out double there.

  59. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    That’s one way to get a double.

  60. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Not a strike. Way outside.

  61. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I like Drabek’s stuff.

  62. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Congrats Tom. For anyone that cares, “The Good Wife” returns tonight at 10 pm on CBS!

  63. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    TOM IN NJ
    Don’t rush. If it’s not broke then don’t fix it. Just kidding……..

  64. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Is Brett leading the Yankees in strikeouts? He must strikeout twice a game.

  65. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    “Congrats Tom. For anyone that cares, “The Good Wife” returns tonight at 10 pm on CBS!”

    It’s queued on my DVR. Good show.

  66. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Gardner is terrible. He always takes cookies down the middle and then chases other crap. Drabek is going to live with his changeup tonight since they are swinging at all of them in the dirt.

  67. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    “The Good Wife” is my favorite show. Anybody see the movie City Island. I loved it.

  68. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    “Gardner is terrible. He always takes cookies down the middle and then chases other crap. ”

    And the pitchers know that. If he started swinging early in the count, he might end up with some hits.

  69. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    some people here honestly believe gardner is better than carl crawford…..

  70. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Alex is simply unbelievable.

  71. Cashman needs to go September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    strange that drabek has #4 on his uniform – has there ever been a pitcher with a single digit number before?

  72. P September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    god help this team.. or somebody help them!

  73. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I hope CC gets the giant strike zone that Drabek is getting on the corner.

  74. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    ““The Good Wife” is my favorite show. Anybody see the movie City Island. I loved it.”

    I like it a lot as well. My only complaint is the whole ambiguity with Kalinda’s sexuality. She is such an interesting character. Who cares if she likes women or not? I most certainly don’t.

  75. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    That stat about granderson is staggering. Awesome.

  76. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Can someone please answer this question for me?

    In 2005 AJ was 12-12 (GS 32) w/ 3.44 era

    06 (21) 10-8 3.98

    07 (25) 10-8 3.75

    08 (35) 18-10 4.07

    09 (33) 13-9 4.O4

    I understand that he’s a 500% pitcher getting paid to be a number 2, but the thing that bewilders me the most is he’s having the worst season of his career and I dont understand why. Is it a mechanical issue? Is he hurt? I’m hoping i can get some feed back from some of you. Its so bizarre that he’s having the worse season of his career.

  77. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Congratulations and best wishes Tom in NJ.

    ========================================

    I like the Good Wife and will be watching.

  78. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Awesome! I love Good Wife. Parenthood, on NBC at same time as G.W. is also an excellent show.

  79. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Nobody here believes that Gardner is better than Crawford…..a lot of folks just don’t think Crawford is 100 million bucks better.

  80. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    “some people here honestly believe gardner is better than carl crawford…..”

    He hits lefties better than Crawford does and he’s a hair faster. That’s about it.

  81. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Is the Good Wife that show with nurse Hathaway in it?

  82. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Laura – I think that Kalinda ongoing storyline is ridiculous as well. I really love her character, though.

  83. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Yes blake.

  84. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    “Is the Good Wife that show with nurse Hathaway in it?”

    Nurse Hathaway = Julianna Margulies so yes.

  85. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    My wife watches that…I haven’t yet. I watched the first show of Blue Bloods with Magnum PI in it…it was pretty good I thought.

  86. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    if a career .500 pitcher is going to be your number 2 for a long period of time you have serious problems.

  87. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    CC looks light years better than last start. Let’s hope he keeps it going. His velocity is better tonight. Hope he stays crisp.

  88. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Since the all star break Gardner is hitting .227. Yeah real productive…

  89. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Blake, the young talent in the division is pretty amazing, that’s why it’s very important for the Yankees not to allow themselves to keep getting old – and why it’s especially important for the young pitching to develop. I said in ST that the Jays would be good – unfortunately, I was right.

  90. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    nice to have a starter keep you in the game for at least the first few innings…unlike AJ

  91. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    “My wife watches that…I haven’t yet. I watched the first show of Blue Bloods with Magnum PI in it…it was pretty good I thought.”

    I passed on Blue Bloods. Tom Selleck will always be Magnum P.I. to me. I’m not interested in Jessie Stone or any other characters he plays.

  92. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Nobody here thinks that Gardner is better than Crawford.

    The issue is whether Crawford is worth 50 times more than Gardner…

  93. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Gardner hasn’t hit much the 2nd half and that’s concerning………….he’s a valuable player to have on a team, but a starter?

  94. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    After the performance that AJ gave last night, I’m sure that CC is determined to get us a win tonight.

  95. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Betsy,

    It really is… the 4th and 5th teams in the division both have good talent in their system. The Jays in particular have some good young arms to build on.

  96. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    crawford is a franchise player, superstar, all star caliber ball player and has way more potential and overall talent than gardy. so, if a guy like aj got the contract he did then i don’t see why crawford doesn’t deserve the kind of money he is demanding.

  97. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Stop swinging on 2-0

  98. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    LAURA
    I think Kalinda is the best. The first time I noticed her was in ” A Good Year” with Russell Crowe.

  99. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Laura,

    I can understand that….I loved Magnum, one of my favorite shows ever.

  100. Cashman needs to go September 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    He hits lefties better than Crawford does and he?s a hair faster.

    ****

    not sure about the faster part – but if you factor in base running intelligence then its not even close…CC is also better defensively and has alot more power…i would guess if gardner disappears once again in the postseason (and the yankees get eliminated) then crawford would at least be on the yankee radar next year (if they can trade gardner and get something valuable in return..) -

  101. G-C September 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Nice to see that Derek still understands the concept of a walk, and that one can be attained by not swinging at pitches well out of the strike zone.

  102. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Ive got Blue Bloods on my secondary DVR, havent yet watched it.

    __

    Michael Kay is back to saying “aforementioned” WOOHOOO!

  103. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    “The issue is whether Crawford is worth 50 times more than Gardner…”

    I like Little CC, but I don’t want the Yankees to pay him 100M to patrol LF. He’s good, but he’s not that good. Let him go to the Angels for that kind of money.

  104. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like another packed house at Rogers

  105. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Nice job Swish….

  106. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I watch no regular tv shows, except Family Guy (sometimes). South Park – but that’s cable. I meant to watch that show about the weird family – with Martha Plimpton, but I forgot about it,lol. I end up ditching shows I used to love when they do things with my characters I don’t like, lol

  107. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I saw Blue Bloods and you wouldn’t mistake Magnum for his new character. I guess that makes him a good actor. Blue Bloods could be pretty good. Time will tell with that one.

  108. MG September 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I don’t like that bunt by Swish-lefty batter, all he has to do is pull it

  109. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Rogers center is so quite you can hear the fastball hissing on TV….

  110. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Swisher bunting? The kid doesn’t have good command, I wouldn’t bunt. The Yanks have to take be patient and make sure to work him since he is on a pitch count.

  111. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    So far so good. Small ball maybe the way to go for a struggling offense.

  112. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Wow, we manufactured yet another run. Woohoo!!

  113. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    That’s a pretty deep ‘high popup’

  114. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Betsy – How ’bout da Bears?! I told ya! You should listen to me more often :P

  115. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    2 sac flies???? I like it

  116. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Since I can’t watch the game, I will assume your remark about a full house at Rogers Centre was sarcastic.

  117. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Blake, yep. I know it sounds weird, but in a way, I think that’s a good thing. I would not be taking pride in being the best of lousy bunch. Being in a good division keeps a team on its toes, knowing that they have to make good decisions because those other teams are not far (if at all) behind. Imagine a 4 team pennant race ? LOL I doubt it would play out like that, but holy smokes – the pitching in the AL East is incredibly deep. Now of course the Yankees’ young pitching aside from Phil is unproven, but still……….

  118. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Another sac fly….I may faint..

  119. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    carl crawford is a leadoff hitter that can hit .300, steal 50-60 bases, hit 20+ homers a season, and if put in the 2 hole can drive in 100 runs. Sounds like a player i would be willing to spend big bucks on.

  120. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    two sac flies is 2 more than they have had in weeks.

  121. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Small ball is great…I can’t understand why they don’t attempt it more often

  122. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    For new shows- eastbound and down- but make sure you’ve watched the first season also

  123. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Oh boy, rah, rah, sis boom bah !

  124. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Whoa.

    SACs. they must have watched the video!! :lol:

  125. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    CR, I’m so happy – and surprised, lol. The Packers are probably better, but I don’t really care because the Bears are a lot better than I thought. They have improvements to be made, but that’s ok – I don’t mind that. I really won’t be able to pay attention to them (as far as watching games, if they are on in NY) until the baseball season is over…………

  126. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    “Since I can’t watch the game, I will assume your remark about a full house at Rogers Centre was sarcastic.”

    For sure. I don’t expect any nasty tweets from Vernon Wells complaining about it though. :)

  127. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t sign Crawford for the $20m or so that he is going to get. His whole game is his legs and let’s not forget he has been playing the last 6 years or so on turf. He even made a comment how the turf kills his legs. By 34 or so his legs will probably break down.

  128. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    dexter,boardwalk empire, east bound and down…. best three shows on tv.

  129. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Betsy,

    I think its both good and bad. I do think playing a tougher schedule and better teams on a more consistent basis helps ready a team for the postseason where you will face nothing but good teams…but .it also can beat up a pitching staff in the process…. The AL East is like the SEC in college football….it’s just clearly the best league/conference.

  130. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    I got that there were to sac flies, but who got on to sacrifice?

  131. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    “carl crawford is a leadoff hitter that can hit .300, steal 50-60 bases, hit 20+ homers a season, and if put in the 2 hole can drive in 100 runs. Sounds like a player i would be willing to spend big bucks on.”

    You would think. I just think that too many guys get these $100M contracts and end up being busts. Little CC concerns me because I think he’s a small market guy and might not do well under the bright lights. We’ll see.

  132. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    G-C

    Derek has never been one to walk alot.

    But somehow swinging at all those “pitches well out of the strike zone” he has managed to get the most hits in Yankee history.

  133. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    if his legs ” break down” at 34 that means we still get 6 seasons of his legs in their prime. That is if they “break down” like you seem to think.

  134. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    As long as the Jays keep paying Vernon’s outlandish salary, he could care less if there were 5 fans in the stands….

  135. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    “I got that there were to sac flies, but who got on to sacrifice?”

    That bum Jeter – both times. :P

  136. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    “I got that there were to sac flies, but who got on to sacrifice?”

    The cap’n both times….single and a walk.

  137. MG September 28th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    the Yankees have 41 Sac flies. The MLB leader is the Mets, they have 55. So all of you are complaining about 14 sac flies, the difference between the MLB leader, and the Yankees, or about 1 every 10 games. I doubt that run differential has anything to do with the won-loss record of the Yankees at all.

  138. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Boardwalk Empire (Nucky rocks!) and Bored To Death..plus Eastbound & Down

  139. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Tar,

    you missed a lot of discussion earlier today about why they should move to the Rays to uptown Charlotte…..mostly started selfishly by me.

  140. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    All of the fans are probably Yankee fans at the game. With AJ on the mound yesterday they probably didn’t like their chances but with CC on the mound they are there to see the team clinch. If the Yanks have a lead late in the game it will be loud there.

  141. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    “But somehow swinging at all those “pitches well out of the strike zone” he has managed to get the most hits in Yankee history.”

    That swinging at pitches well out of the strike zone is a new thing. That’s why it stood out to so many.

  142. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    boardwalk empire is pretty good, i havent seen anything beyond season 3 of Dexter – GREAT SHOW! – but I heard they killed off Julie Benz :(

  143. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Blake, that’s a good point. I wonder if it would be a good idea to, sometime during the season, skip a start or two from each of the starters – just to give them some rest. Of course, a team would have to have depth in their system to do this, but I think it’s worth considering.

  144. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Man that ball got out in a hurry.

  145. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    That pitch was horribly located.

  146. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    damn!

  147. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    CC the “ace” strikes again…

  148. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks Laura,

    Good to hear.

  149. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Damn

  150. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Travis Snider has killed us all year. He looks like a teenager.

  151. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Damn it!! I hate this HGH team and their 1 million homeruns that they hit.

  152. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    lets put all personal opinions aside…. and leave this up to the people who know the most about baseball. If Carl crawford and brett gardner were both free agents right now do you really think gardner would even come remotely close to anything of what crawford is going to get? The fact is, there is a crap load of fast, gritty, outfielders in baseball just like brett gardner. The market speaks for itself… if gardner were anywhere near the superstar that CC is then you would see him being considered for 6 year 60-100 million dollar deals as well. There is a reason that crawfords value and price is so high…..

  153. Ruby Tuesday September 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    B.T.W., J*hn L*ck*y

    is pitching a no-hitter .

    :(

  154. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    “CC the “ace” strikes again…”

    How many times has Josh Beckett “the ace” struck this season?

  155. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Betsy – Yep. Every team can use improvements. But they’ve gotten off to a great start and have a solid foundation.

  156. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The Juice Bunch strikes again..

  157. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I have to give the TOR announcers credit. They announced that HR with the kind of excitement you’d see done for a team going to the playoffs…as opposed to the Blue Jays, who are going home. :grin:

  158. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Don’t like Boardwalk show. Don’t like Steve B. as a leading man. Love the costumes and settings. Same old same old, though. Except in Atlantic City.

  159. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    cr9

    Dexter has gotten even better! plus jennifer carpenter is still on the show.

  160. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Ruby, jeter… I feel sorry for you guys, being filled with so much hate and bitterness. It must be truly miserable.

  161. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Snider looks like he didn’t go through puberty yet….

  162. Ken Phelps September 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    The event is okay..my fav current shows are weeds and fringe

  163. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Scoff at sniders looks all u want, but the guy has a chance to be a pretty damn good hitter.

  164. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    “The event is okay..my fav current shows are weeds and fringe”

    FRINGE is the best show on TV that no one is watching.

  165. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    We pitched Joba against the Jays on a pitch count last year of something like 80 pitches at the Stadium and they knocked him out after 3 innings. This bum Drabek may get through 5.

  166. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    “If Carl crawford and brett gardner were both free agents right now do you really think gardner would even come remotely close to anything of what crawford is going to get?”

    No but they aren’t and Gardner makes $425,000 this season….he will provide more value per dollar than Crawford by a wide margin. You have to offset some of the big contracts they have somewhere…

  167. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    How ungrateful are some people……criticizing or making sarcastic remarks about CC

  168. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    The Event is trying too hard to be like LOST. So far, it’s failing miserably. LOST was built around characters that people loved. I can’t even remember the names of the characters on The Event.

  169. Ken Phelps September 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Doug drabek was traded form rick rhoden..pitcher..he was such a good hitter as a pitcher the Yankees actually Used him as a dh one game..he went 0-1 with a sac fly…rhoden is also an amazing golfer..

  170. blake September 28th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Robbie Cano makes that play without breaking a sweat.

  171. MG September 28th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Doreen, the funny thing about Boardwalk Empire (which I believe will grow on me) is that the real Nucky Johnson was a big guy, sort of like James Gandolfini-he would have been the perfect fit for the role. Steve Buscemi is a terrific actor but I agree that he probably doesn’t cut it as a leading man. At the same time, I think the show is pretty good and will get better…

  172. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    The event is entertaining but not great so far. The flashbacks are just ridiculous… its like lost on steroids. But, im willing to give it a chance since i lost 24, lost, and prison break.

    Im not a big fan of weeds anymore… the show has about 10 episodes a year and is thrity minute long and they have just run out of ideas. True writing genious is shown with shows like 24 and lost where they can have 24 one hour episodes a year and still have fresh, new, creative ideas. Dont get me wrong, i use to love weeds… but its time to call it a success and end the show with some respect.

  173. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Lance Berkman = BUST

  174. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Posada proving once again that he’s as slow as a turtle.

  175. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Sada is one heck of a baserunner

  176. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Ken – I used to love Weeds. Ive watched every season, but that show has gotten so terrible!

    Tabbert – Did you know Dexter and Jennifer Carpenter a real-life couple. :)

    Fringe – Great show but I had to stop watching after 6 episodes of the first season. I couldnt stand “Massachusetts” and “Boston” running across the screen every 5 minutes.

  177. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    “Persons Unknown” was a great show during the summer on NBC.. The cast was crazy!

  178. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    What happened to Berkman’s hot bat? He always finds new ways to stink and hit into a dp.

  179. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “The event is entertaining but not great so far. The flashbacks are just ridiculous… its like lost on steroids. But, im willing to give it a chance since i lost 24, lost, and prison break.”

    Agreed totally.

  180. PittsburghYankeeFan September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    What is Berkman’s obp with runners on base with the Yankees? .100?

  181. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Berkman had 13 HRs with Astros, 1 with NY

  182. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “The event is entertaining but not great so far. The flashbacks are just ridiculous… its like lost on steroids. But, im willing to give it a chance since i lost 24, lost, and prison break.”

    I like serialized dramas so I’ll stick with it until it totally turns me off. But from what I’ve seen so far, it’s very derivative. It’s like LOST + The 4400 + V.

  183. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    For me the “Boardwalk Empire” is much ado about nothing. Ho – Hum.

  184. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    It’s amazing how much of a shell of himself Berkman is.. On Houston he was always the guy, but here you somehow don’t know he’s playing.. Maybe he’s still adjusting, but……

  185. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Persons Unknown was an excellent show. Main character was a “Red Sox fan” though which means it was written by a Bostonian :(

  186. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    blake,

    i see where you are coming from but the yanks arent really a “bang for the buck” type team. We can’t just not sign crawford because gardner is a better bang for the buck. The Yanks need to add a young superstar to add to the other young stars to become our future core. Cano, Hughes, Tex, Crawford, Montero…. pretty sick young core to have for many years to come. Brett is a good ball player but crawford is a FRANCHISE player that could help this team not just now but for many many years. Gardy wll never be a core guy.. just a utility guy.

  187. Cashman needs to go September 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    i don’t know what everyone else is seeing but berkman with the yankees (minus a few games) has been utterly disappointing..

  188. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    “Fringe – Great show but I had to stop watching after 6 episodes of the first season. I couldnt stand “Massachusetts” and “Boston” running across the screen every 5 minutes.”

    You need to see a therapist so that you can get over this all encompassing hatred of anything Boston related. :P

  189. zippy September 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Jerkman kearns horrible pick ups. I guess damon was not available in august…..

  190. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    “It’s amazing how much of a shell of himself Berkman is.. On Houston he was always the guy, but here you somehow don’t know he’s playing.. Maybe he’s still adjusting, but……”

    He’s STILL adjusting? STILL??????

  191. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t know why anyone would ever throw Bautista a inside fastball.

  192. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I’m not even sure what happened in the end with Persons Unknown? I hope it comes back.

  193. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I think Buscemi is terrific. One need not define an actor as a leading man or not in the stereotypical sense, that kind of outside-the-square thinking is precisely what brilliant filmmakers like Scorcese crave. Boardwalk is superb, my only issue is the pristine look of the set pieces which doesn’t ring true. Nary a stain, rip or piece of peeling paint.

  194. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    “You need to see a therapist” Laura – I am seeing one! But I maintain that “hate is a good thing, maybe the best of things” :)

  195. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Nice job so far shutting down the Canadian Health Care swinger.

  196. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Can someone please answer this question for me?

    In 2005 AJ was 12-12 (GS 32) w/ 3.44 era

    06 (21) 10-8 3.98

    07 (25) 10-8 3.75

    08 (35) 18-10 4.07

    09 (33) 13-9 4.O4

    I understand that he’s a 500% pitcher getting paid to be a number 2, but the thing that bewilders me the most is he’s having the worst season of his career and I dont understand why. Is it a mechanical issue? Is he hurt? I’m hoping i can get some feed back from some of you. Its so bizarre that he’s having the worse season of his career.

  197. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Tabbert,

    I’d love to have Carl Crawford, he’s a really good player…but I think they need Cliff Lee more and to sign both it would push the payroll way up there and likely higher than they would be willing to spend. We’ll see…

  198. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    At least Berkman & Kearns will be gone next year,too bad AJ will still be here

  199. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Yeah man the yankees are killing themselves over trading away all that nothing for lance berkman. No matter how lance does that trade will obviously decimate the yankees’ farm system for years. Plus lance will wreck all chances for the teams success this season just by being in the lineup.

  200. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    NYY fan in NH – Persons Unknown was never meant to come back. It was just supposed be a 13 episode series. The ending was pretty decent.

  201. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Well the Toronto fans obviously don’t feel they have anything left to play for this season and they have no great need to see the Yankees apparently.

    The Sux fans started to lose interest in their team also. Fenway tickets are a snap to get. Fans have also been accused of leaving games early, and in droves.

    If the Yankees were playing at the Stadium and had no chance of going any further this season, I wonder how many of the fans here would be at games cheering them on? Let’s be real here, shall we? They were in first place and some posters here were treating them like they were pariahs!

  202. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    cr9

    Yea, i didn’t realize they were a couple until last year. I guess its pretty easy to spark up a relationship with someone when you see them all day everyday for month on in tho.

  203. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    CR9,

    I take it you didn’t like Cheers or Wings much?…

  204. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Ahhhhh CC

  205. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “It’s amazing how much of a shell of himself Berkman is.. On Houston he was always the guy, but here you somehow don’t know he’s playing.. Maybe he’s still adjusting, but……”

    He’s STILL adjusting? STILL??????
    ———————————–

    I guess when you play in Houston your entire career. Maybe it takes longer, the mental aspect of it.. I personally think he’s just another scrub in the Yankee lineup, but maybe he’ll catch fire.. I like him as player, but that was an earlier version of Lance.

  206. hardwired7 September 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    that was nasty.

  207. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    So stealing signs+vitamins = leading all of baseball in homeruns?

  208. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Eastbound and Down is quite good.

  209. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Offspeed stuff works great vs these guys ,they are all swinging out of their shoes..

  210. Pepitone September 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like “Moose” Sabathia showed up tonight.

    Good, the Yanks need him to get this done now.

  211. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Dominant inning by CC….

  212. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    theRealKevin-

    You don’t even know who was in the trade. Someone cut off your airsupply as a kid?
    Autistic mules have better basball IQ than you.

  213. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Let’s go offense give CC more to work with!! Drabek has 20 more pitches and then I am sure we will see the 35 lefties that they have in the bullpen.

  214. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Blake

    Sorry, runnung in and out ( kids). Charlotte would be very cool. I know I would take multiple trips every year. Sign me up. :D

  215. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    CR9- I saw the ending, I just didn’t think it was coming back.. That’s good to know!.. I like Janet. The whole cast in general was unique and all of them had issues.

  216. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    blake,

    I agree that lee is way more important but the yanks will be making even more money this year then last year. The yes network is expanding, more revenue from the stadium.. so the team will have some flex room with payroll. But, the only way we can get him is if andy doesn’t re sign. however, with expiring contracts and if we resign mo to 12 mill annually and jeter to 15 i believe the yanks will have around 38 million off the books. That gives you lee for 20 and possibly wiggle room to sign crawford for 18-20 mill and still be at our desired payroll.

  217. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Kenny Powers is f____ng back!!!

  218. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Like I said 2 months ago; Crawford 4 yrs at 55 Mill. I would be surprised if a 30 yr. old gets more then 4 yrs. in this depressed market.

  219. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    MG -

    We’ll probably keep watching it. Maybe it will get better….

  220. Ace September 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Grandy may want to learn how to take a pitch to LF

  221. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    lance berkman went to my middle school.

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    “I said in ST that the Jays would be good ”

    Really? I don’t remember you getting your head tap danced on for calling the Jays good, but I sure remember getting mine tap danced on. :)

    I also said that Orioles fielded a very good team (I know Doreen agrees) and that not until Buck showed up did they start to show their promise. I took a lot of abuse for that too!!!

    Funny how you can be spot on and yet if enough people decide to pile on be made to look like you’re totally wrong.

  223. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Gardner give up the bunting until you learn how…

  224. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    There are like 10 open managerial jobs for next season. That’s pretty amazing.

  225. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Kenny Powers should still be in jail.

  226. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Crawford gets at least 5 hrs..

  227. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Do they need to glue Brett’s bat to his hands? :P

  228. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Best swing Gardner has had in awhile.

  229. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    he is flying, man

  230. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    See that’s why you don’t bunt lol. Now Jeter has to do his job and get the ball out of the infield.

  231. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Say what you will about Brett, the dude can fly.

  232. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Bunt? How about a tripple, Mr. Whipple.

  233. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Nice seeing speed on the bases. Gardner with a fairly easy triple.

  234. MG September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    MG -

    We’ll probably keep watching it. Maybe it will get better….
    —————————————–
    Doreen, what’s missing for me so far (and what made the Sopranos so incredible) is the humor, is the humor. I also had a tough time following the story line in the premiere but the 2nd episode started to tie some things together for me.

  235. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    oh, lucky call I guess

  236. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Speed kills.

  237. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Yanks caught a break there I think…lets see the replay

  238. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Surprisingly, I actually like Wings. They didnt mention the red sox much, if at all. Refused to watch Cheers – imo it’s sacrilegious for any Yankees fan to watch that show – despite the great ensemble cast. No The Office, Boston Legal, Practice, The Town, Departed, Entourage (Wahlberg), Ally McBeal, Fever Pitch.

    Surprisingly I like LOST, even though Jack was a Red Sox fan and they had to show video of them winning the 2004 WS. JJ Abrams claims to be a fan of the Yankees and Red Sox, though. Ridiculous IMO. Then again, Jimmy Fallon claims to be a fan of the Red Sox, Yankees, and Mets, and he was at Yankees 2009 postseason games, and was at a Yankees game just the other night.

    There were some previews of some good movie with Zac Efron, but I cant see it because the whole preview was centered around some red sox kid. :(

    SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good call UMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  239. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    his foot was definitely under…. wasnt even that close.

  240. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    two current yanks are from my city… greg golson and lance berkman! that is pretty cool

  241. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    DJ with the deep ball into the bleachers…*

  242. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    ok closer than it looked.

  243. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I actually think he may have got in there….good call and great job by Gardner.

  244. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    He was safe…But it’s a good thing he is so fast anyone else would of been out.

  245. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Gehrig- get a ****ing clue before u talk to me like that- they gave up lance berkman and jimmy paredes…. Not even close to top prospects… Are you nuts

  246. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    terrible AB from jeter (what else is new)

  247. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa Gardy beats the tag and Cito is his usual moron self.

    I never liked Cito.

    The ump was right on top of that play. No way would he have a really bad call on that. If you can’t see it on replay, you take the call.

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    “It’s amazing how much of a shell of himself Berkman is.. On Houston he was always the guy, but here you somehow don’t know he’s playing.. Maybe he’s still adjusting, but……”

    Don’t you know how simple it is to come from another team in the middle of the season and play for the Yankees? Come on now. Piece of cake. The guy should be going 1000 every game and getting at least 25 RBI!!!

    The guy vs. you don’t know he’s playing is kind of the big pond/small pond comparison.

  249. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    He was safe. Buck tagged him high.

  250. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    bout time we benefit from a close call, then another DP.

  251. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Wow, an excellent call by the umpire. A close call in a key spot went our way. Ive gotta remember this. And from Mark Carlson, who Im pretty sure Ive labeled Mark Red Sox Carlson. But then again, I think Ive labeled every umpire that! :)

    That was an unbelievably difficult double play to turn. UGH!

  252. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    *mark melancon not lance berkman

  253. Ace September 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Isn’t it time for swisher to rest? That’s y we need to end this

  254. Pepitone September 28th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I see Swish contracted the “Derek” disease.

  255. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    It’s funny – there was a game earlier this year where Overbay made 3 errors. Today, he decides he wants to go for the Gold Glove.

  256. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I guess I love the game of baseball almost as much as I love the Yankees because nothing makes me happier than to see teams improve, especially the have nots who don’t have the resources the Yankees do.

    I guess other people would prefer to see every team remain lousy. To me that doesn’t showcase the talent of the Yankees. I prefer as much of an even playing field as there can be. I’m also happy for the fans of those teams who have as much right as we do to root for a good team. I will always make an exception when it comes to the Sux. I don’t mind them being lousy. The lousier the better.

    :)

  257. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Isn’t it time for swisher to rest?
    ——–

    They have to win today or have the W.Sox show a pulse so Swish and Cano can rest tomorrow. They can both really use it.

  258. Carl September 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    # theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Yeah man the yankees are killing themselves over trading away all that nothing for lance berkman. No matter how lance does that trade will obviously decimate the yankees’ farm system for years. Plus lance will wreck all chances for the teams success this season just by being in the lineup.

    Did you read what Melancon said about the fans in NY?

    He would have never done well here. Just like Ian Kennedy.

  259. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    # blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Yanks caught a break there I think…lets see the replay
    ———————-

    With all those replays, I’d say the ump still had the best view. Right on top of it, could see the foot and the glove.

  260. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, another good call by an ump.

  261. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Lol yeah mark melancon and jimmy parades gone from the system, that’s cleaning out the cupboard…. Melancon was a AAAA player for the yanks whose ceiling is an ok reliever… Paredas was not even among the yankees top 30 prospects at the start of the year…

  262. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    The Berkman trade was worth it just to see if he has anything left. The $4m was a lot of money for what they are getting from him but it’s not our money so who cares. I don’t think another would of paid that much money though.

  263. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, another good call by an ump.

    __

    I cant believe it. Have I finally woken up from my 10 year nightmare? Or is this just a dream? :pinches myself:

  264. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Gehrig27

    your post at 8:09 was offensive. You should apologize.

  265. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Rays gave away 30K seats for tonights game. Talk about a dump of a stadium, the Trop is disgusting.

  266. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Wow, CC has only thrown 53 pitches. He is doing a great job considering he is falling behind almost every hitter 1-0 or 2-0.

  267. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    “Rays gave away 30K seats for tonights game. Talk about a dump of a stadium, the Trop is disgusting.”

    Did people actually take the tickets or say “No Thanks”? LOL!

  268. YankFanCA September 28th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    This is a breath of fresh air — to see the team doing small things to generate a lead and see a starter being not only effective, but highly efficient.

  269. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Carl no I didn’t but he didn’t have the stuff as far as pitching goes to be effective in the al east, and if he didn’t have the mettle either I’m not surprised

  270. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    i love robbie cano’s commerical! ROBBIE KNOWS BOOOM!

  271. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    53 pitches for CC in 5 innings is amazing.. Still think the team needs a couple more runs.

  272. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    It’s possible that both the Yankees and Ray clinch tonight. Then we’ll see if the Sux even decide to play for pride this weekend. If Cincy wins or St. Louis loses tonight, Cincy too will clinch – first postseason since 1995.

  273. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    “Wow, CC has only thrown 53 pitches. He is doing a great job considering he is falling behind almost every hitter 1-0 or 2-0.”

    What he’s doing is embarrassing AJ.

  274. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Did anyone think that Vazquez was going to be an intrical part of this year’s team’s success? I did.

  275. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    don’t remember the last time we had one of these quick, easy games. pitchings shuts down the other team we grind out 3 or 4 and call it a day.

  276. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    arod will get number 30 in boston

  277. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Did you read what Melancon said about the fans in NY?”

    What did he say? I’m sure it was all true. Talk about a bunch of fair-weather ingrates.

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

    This is the recipe for how you win postseason games. We haven’t seen this kind of baseball in weeks.

  279. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “Did anyone think that Vazquez was going to be an intrical part of this year’s team’s success? I did.”

    I didn’t. I complained about the trade right after it happened and was told to stop whining. It’s too bad that I was right about Javy and Nick Johnson.

  280. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I can’t believe 85 pitches is going to get him through 6 innings. Good thing he is on a pitch count.

  281. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    MG -

    My husband said the same thing about the humor. You need something to balance out all the other stuff. I guess some things are subtly funny – the girl and guy in the car maybe – but not really. As you said, perhaps after a few episodes when characters adn situations are established more it will be more satisfying.

  282. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    What he’s doing is embarrassing AJ
    ———–

    AJ embarrasses himself enough he doesn’t need someone else to do it for him…lol

  283. Ace September 28th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    The DP’s r getting tiresome

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I thought the Vazquez trade was a bad one but was convinced to give him a chance to prove that he would get the job done. I did. He didn’t. Oh well.

  285. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Trisha – I agree about Yanks fans, but Melancon shouldnt be saying anything. The guy is a loser, and he should be licking the bottom of Brian Cashman’s boots that he got the privilege of wearing a Yankees uniform.

  286. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    “What did he say? I’m sure it was all true. Talk about a bunch of fair-weather ingrates.”

    Really, trisha? Is that all Yankee fans or just the ones on this blog?

  287. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Did you ever google some baseball records; How about the least amount of pitches for one pitcher in a full game was 56.

  288. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    The Real KEvin-

    I thought you were serious about the trade at first….I agree. No big loss there.

  289. Ace September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I think everyone thought Javy would be solid as the 4. Huge disappointment

  290. YankFanCA September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Melancon hasn’t done anything to comment about anything. Dallas Braden has more reason to squawk than Melancon. What a joke.

  291. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    God Trisha could you be anymore annoying????? Do you even realize how you come across?

  292. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Good call by home plate umpire….

  293. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    Trisha – I agree about Yanks fans, but Melancon shouldnt be saying anything. The guy is a loser, and he should be licking the bottom of Brian Cashman’s boots that he got the privilege of wearing a Yankees uniform.
    ———————–

    Melancon is married to the cousin of this one girl that I go to college with and am friends with. Maybe I’ll ask her to give him my number and then he can personally hear from a Yankee fan very very very supportive of his tendency to walk batters, hit batters, and give up 3 run bombs.

    New York crowds are tough. But if you win there is no better place to play. The guy had hype and didn’t perform anywhere near close to it. Don’t be bitter now that you are playing for last place in the NL Central for the next 10 years of your career.

  294. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Never….Never take a pitcher from Atlanta or a left fielder from Boston…

  295. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, the umps are pro-Yankees tonight.

  296. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Another good call by the HP umpire! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This HP umpire is gettin’ FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOHOOOOOO!!! FAIRNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This must be some kind of dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks ump..Now Cito will cry like a baby. He whines about everything when they play the Yanks. I wonder if he does that against other teams also or just the Yanks.

  298. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Home plate has made two good calls that have gone the Yankees way but both were correct.

  299. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Cito gets rung on “goodbye Cito” night?

  300. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    “The DP’s r getting tiresome”

    Actually I wouldn’t mind seeing 3 more. This game is a snoozer, like I figured it would be. But that’s fine. Just get the win under their belts, shut up the frenzied masses, and let them figure out what they need to do for the postseason. Hopefully the microscope gang won’t be here whining through the rest of the season.

  301. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Cito gone. Bah Bye moron.

  302. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Tyler – LOL! Melancon didnt even need the HP umpire to cheat him. He did a great job of screwing himself!

    A pro Yankees umpiring night, havent seen many of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  303. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    The Toronto crowd rewards their manager for being adamantly wrong.

  304. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Gehrig27

    I am still waiting for an apology for your offensive post.

  305. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    “I didn’t. I complained about the trade right after it happened and was told to stop whining. It’s too bad that I was right about Javy and Nick Johnson.”

    Nick Johnson? Who’s that? :roll:

    Seriously, I had forgotten he ever played for this team this season.

  306. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Getting tossed on your own night….priceless

  307. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    ‘Atta boy Cito. On your own special night you’re tossed. Well done sir.

  308. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, the umps are pro-Yankees tonight.
    _____–

    Maybe they are just being correct? These calls were good calls. That makes them “pro-Yankees”?

  309. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Cito night is tomorrow not tonight. That is why the game will start half an hour later.

  310. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I know Ive said this before, and it’s just wasted time for me to type, but Ill type it anyway!

    Cito is the one of the biggest scumpiles I have ever seen. Against the Red Sox, this guy just sits in the dugout with a giant smile on his face as his team gets cheated, but against us, when the umpires dare to make the right calls, he gets tossed. He’s gotten tossed in at least 3 games this year against us. Dirtpile!

  311. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    “Nick Johnson? Who’s that?

    Seriously, I had forgotten he ever played for this team this season.”

    Can we even say that he played this season? How many ABs did he have? I bet less than 100.

  312. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Tar-

    Keep waiting, cupcakes. Oh, while you are standing around why don’t you iron my shirt and fetch me a beer? *jeez*

  313. Yogi Mantle September 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    CC looking like CC tonight. So far anyway.

  314. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    “Really, trisha? Is that all Yankee fans or just the ones on this blog?”

    The embarrassing boo birds at the Stadium who boo players who have the nerve to have bad outings as well as those who made LaTroy Hawkins feel like scrum because he was given Paul O’Neil’s uniform number, and then the whining crybabies here who wear the mantle of self-entitlement and only appreciate the Yankees when they’re winning.

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

    I still don’t know what Melancon said.

  315. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Yogi – Yes. Because the plays were either judgment calls or close plays. Both of which normally go against us. So when an umpire gives us both close plays and judgment plays, then yes, it’s pro Yankees.

    And i’ll take it every time. Every time. EVERY TIME!

  316. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    “Maybe they are just being correct? These calls were good calls. That makes them “pro-Yankees”?”

    It was just a figure of speech. All of the calls were correct. The umps weren’t throwing us any bones.

  317. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    “Nick Johnson? Who’s that?

    Seriously, I had forgotten he ever played for this team this season.”

    Can we even say that he played this season? How many ABs did he have? I bet less than 100.
    ————–
    98 PAs, just 78 ABs.

  318. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Captain Clutch – iirc Cito has only been tossed 3 times this year – all versus us. I think that clearly demonstrated his hatred for the Yankees.

  319. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    “98 PAs, just 78 ABs.”

    oops, make that *72 ABs.

  320. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Alex!!

  321. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    CC is the man!

  322. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Great play Arod….

  323. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Cito can keep hating the Yankees in his retirement too. I really don’t care. I hope he hates broccoli too.

  324. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    “God Trisha could you be anymore annoying????? Do you even realize how you come across?”

    Is there anything that would have given you the impression that I would care how you, of all people, perceive me? You’re takes on the Yankees are as whacked and unappreciative as any I’ve seen. I see you by and large as a joke. But thanks for asking!

    :lol:

  325. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    cc is dealin…

  326. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Melancon basically said that the biggest difference is that the difference between playing in Houston is that the fans have your back in Houston which is different than where he previously played.

    Now there is no doubt a New York crowd is going to be tougher and harsher than a Houston crowd. But Melancon deserved whatever treatment he got here. People were genuinely excited about him being Rivera’s heir apparent. He came up here and showed absolutely nothing. He pitched poorly and got booed. That’s going to happen. It wasn’t like he was booed from the start. He had his chance, had a lot of hype, and busted miserably.

  327. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Robertson probably isn’t available today so hopefully CC can pitch the 7th and then Wood and Mo will be waiting when they are needed.

  328. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    The Yankees have had great D all year. The bullpen is great too. Some decent starting pitching and we have a winner here.

  329. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    “The embarrassing boo birds at the Stadium who boo players who have the nerve to have bad outings as well as those who made LaTroy Hawkins feel like scrum because he was given Paul O’Neil’s uniform number, and then the whining crybabies here who wear the mantle of self-entitlement and only appreciate the Yankees when they’re winning.”

    People are dreaming if they think that people aren’t going to boo players. I don’t like it; I think it’s wrong to boo a player that plays for your team. But that’s how things work today. If Melancon, who was essentially a nobody in Yankees land, took offense, he should be happy with his new team.

  330. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    The fans have your back in Houston…. LOL! What fans? Maybe Melancon was talking about his family members. And since there are no fans in Houston, he could hear his family/friends yelling in the stands, so he mistook them for actual fans.

  331. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    If Wood is still healthy, they should sign him for 1 year.

  332. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    WCYF:

    You notice all the ‘opinions’ are after the fact ? ‘Like I told you so’. I might as well light the grill and then put my hand on it when its hot. Jeez.

  333. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    “You don’t even know who was in the trade. Someone cut off your airsupply as a kid?
    Autistic mules have better basball IQ than you.”

    Gehrig27

    You are an idiot. What a classless thing to say. First of all there are at least three regulars on here who have children on the spectrum.

    Second since you mention Autism, Mules and IQ in the same sentence I should make you familiar with my son. Who is right now at Karate class (second degree black belt), a member of Mensa and is on the Autism spectrum.

    So not only is he smarter than you will ever be, he could kick you upside the head probably harder than a mule, cupcake.

  334. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    “Melancon is married to the cousin of this one girl that I go to college with and am friends with. Maybe I’ll ask her to give him my number and then he can personally hear from a Yankee fan very very very supportive of his tendency to walk batters, hit batters, and give up 3 run bombs.

    New York crowds are tough. But if you win there is no better place to play. The guy had hype and didn’t perform anywhere near close to it. Don’t be bitter now that you are playing for last place in the NL Central for the next 10 years of your career.”

    Tyler, while all of that may be true (though this forum was screaming bloody murder to get Melancon up, and then they couldn’t get rid of him fast enough!) it still doesn’t justify treating a player like sh*t.

  335. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Gehrig, **** off. That my earlier post was sarcasm was painfully obvious to anyone with half a brain. Your hyperbolic response was just inane garbage and was out of line even if I had been being serious. You don’t know ****, you lowlife

  336. jackamir September 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Did anybody see the movie ” Forget Paris” with Billy Crystal as a NBA ref that throws out Kareem A Jabbar on his getaway farewell game in Detroit. He T’s up everybody, even the kid that puts the cheese on the nachos.

  337. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Ugh! Jerkman again!

  338. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    omg, Posada’s swing is UGLY

  339. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Is there anything that would have given you the impression that I would care how you, of all people, perceive me? You’re takes on the Yankees are as whacked and unappreciative as any I’ve seen. I see you by and large as a joke. But thanks for asking!

    =============

    And your takes would be what ? More rah, rah, sis boom bah BS. The truth about this club is factual in that our SP is a mess and hitting with RISP on a consistent basis is non existent.

    The truth hurts no matter how big of a fan you are. Facts are Facts.

  340. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Tar–

    I stopped reading after “You..

    Blah blah. Good for the kid! Are you his apologist? He seems to be doing fine.
    And how is he a mule? Your tears taste good on my steak.

  341. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I love how other teams bring up these AAA lefties and they get easy outs on like 10 pitches. If Berkman’s spot comes up again Girardi should left Thames get an at bat. I think we have seen enough of Berkman as a righty.

  342. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Trisha-

    I really don’t think he was treated all that badly here. He was a bust. He got booed a few times. It probably would have happened anywhere. He wasn’t unfairly treated anymore than any other Yankee

    Latroy Hawkins had a legitimate gripe as the booing over the number 21 is ridiculous. Melancon was treated very well at the start of his career. His act just got old though and the fans got restless. No need to call out your old team though. Be thankful you got to put on the greatest uniform in professional sports and carve out a new career in Houston. Comparing half-empty Houston crowds to Yankee Stadium is a joke and makes him look like an idiot IMO.

  343. rb from LI September 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Gerhig27 – with a nephew on the spectrum, and several friends who have Autistic children, I find your comment incredibly callous and offensive.

  344. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Did anyone just hear Bautista cursing???

  345. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “People are dreaming if they think that people aren’t going to boo players. I don’t like it; I think it’s wrong to boo a player that plays for your team. But that’s how things work today. If Melancon, who was essentially a nobody in Yankees land, took offense, he should be happy with his new team.”

    The story goes that the Cards fans are the nicest fans in the world and treat their players well no matter what is happening. It’s unfortunate that that can’t be duplicated throughout the country. But the east coast isn’t known for its proclivity to being welcoming!

    :)

    Laura, there are many of us here, male and female, who have said they we don’t believe in booing players. But there are obviously many more who don’t find a problem with it. It actually embarrasses me as a fan of the Yankees to see it happen at the hands of a Yankee crowd.

    I guess I try to look at things rationally and with fans and games that definitely goes out the window.

  346. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    CC is such a smart pitcher.

  347. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    WHAAAAAA!!!!!!! WHAAAAA!!!!!!

    Group hug.

    *sheesh*

  348. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    “No need to call out your old team though. ”

    Tyler, again, I didn’t see what he said. Did he get down on the fans or the organization?

  349. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Tar – That’s incredible. Im not sure why people would associate autism with a lack of intelligence. Knowing a few autistic children and knowing just a little bit about it, from what I understand, many if not most are extraordinarily smart. Maybe you’ll send him to Duke? ;)

  350. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    what did bautista say? all i could make out was ” f’ing mine”

  351. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    That was a weird shift for Wells. He did exactly what you would expect just punch it to the right side of the infield. Let’s go CC!!!

  352. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Trisha-

    I’d say he took a veiled shot at both the fans and the organization.

    and I live in St. Louis and Cardinals fans are so overrated it isn’t even funny. Cheering a guy who is hitting .180 in August and making 10 million dollars goes overboard the other way for me. You don’t have to be overly negative and tear the guy to shreds but giving a standing ovation to Mark Mulder (who was the Cards version of Pavano) when he enters from the bullpen is just plain stupid. A happy median should exist. Cards fans are just wayyyyy too overrated. Their lack of baseball knowledge is amusing.

  353. beedogs September 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Yeah, he definitely should’ve said “mouth breathingly retarded”, not “autistic”. Poor choice of words!

  354. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Bautista definitely said Mother ****** and I couldnt make out the rest. Dirtpile!

    Nice strike 3 call just off the corner!

  355. Ken Phelps September 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Melancon..what did he say..and why do we care??

  356. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Great pitch by CC there..

    unfortunately Price seems to be having his way with the Orioles tonight as well.

  357. This Year September 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Gehrig-

    It may seem silly to you. But to use autism as an epithet IS offensive, something you would know if this dreadful affliction had ever touched your life, directly or indirectly. I do not care if you apologize. Means nothing to me. But you are dead wrong.

  358. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Is this the most annoying thing ever made by human hands?

    http://www.csnchicago.com/pages/soundboard

  359. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    # Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    That was a weird shift for Wells. He did exactly what you would expect just punch it to the right side of the infield. Let’s go CC!!!
    —-

    And do you realize, that was just the 2nd hit CC has given up? Too bad the first of them was over the wall.

    3 base runners total for the Jays through 7. CC is on.

  360. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Great job by CC. Another run or 2 would be sweet..

  361. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    yall think joe lets CC pitch a complete game? i think he should with the way mo has been pitching. CC is dealing so just leave him in and lets worry about the rest tomorrow.

  362. G-C September 28th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    The man on the mound right now is the very reason why we still have a very good chance to win a World Series this year.

    This has been a brilliant (and must-have) performance from the big man. Let him finish it as far as I’m concerned. It would be, in a sense, kind of fitting.

  363. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Ken – Melancon came out and admitted that he is nothing but a slopballer with no skill. He then said that he didnt deserve the honor of playing for the Yankees, and that he isnt worth the sweat off of Jeter’s ….. :)

  364. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Ken Phelps September 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Melancon..what did he say..and why do we care??
    ———————–

    Because I want to argue with Trisha?

  365. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I’m sure Tar’s kid is way to smart to wind up at Dook….8 miles down on the other side 15-501 is where he needs to be.

  366. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Its ok, gehrig has the mind of an ignorant child in the body of an adult male. He and he alone has to live with how he thinks.

  367. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    What puzzles me about fans booing their own players is that what does it really accomplish. Take yesterday’s game. AJ was horrible. Horrible!!!!!! Everybody who saw that game knew that he was horrible. AJ most certainly knew he was horrible. If he had pitched that game at Yankee stadium, he would have been booed off the mound. But why? Because the fans want AJ to know that he pitched badly. Really? They don’t think that he knows that?

    Booing your own player accomplishes nothing. That being said, I understand it – the desire to boo a crappy performance. I booed AJ yesterday (internally). But I would never boo him out loud. It’s counterproductive and does nothing to change what has transpired on the field. In fact, booing a player when he’s performed badly does more harm than good.

  368. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    “And your takes would be what ? More rah, rah, sis boom bah BS. The truth about this club is factual in that our SP is a mess and hitting with RISP on a consistent basis is non existent.

    The truth hurts no matter how big of a fan you are. Facts are Facts.”

    My take would be that the team will straighten itself out and get thing straight for the postseason. That was my take last season too when everybody was running for the hills.

    Don’t mistake my lack of vomiting on the keyboard whenever the Yankees don’t win a game for rah rah sis boom bah. Maybe my skin just isn’t as thin as yours. I watch the games too pal. I know what I see and I know that teams slump. I also know the talent on the team.

  369. G-C September 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    “I’m sure Tar’s kid is way to smart to wind up at Dook….8 miles down on the other side 15-501 is where he needs to be.”

    _________________________________________

    Haha, I’m a Duke student right now. Seeing references to 15-501 here kind of take me by surprise. Where are you from Blake?

  370. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Rays giving away tickets for home finale (AP) — HAHA Losers!

  371. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    “The man on the mound right now is the very reason why we still have a very good chance to win a World Series this year.”

    As long as one more starter and/or the offense produces, I think they’ll win the WS.

    Of course, Mo has to be right, which is probable, but not a definite right now.

  372. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    CC’s pitch count is very well in check…I’d let him throw the 8th for sure.

  373. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    that was just the 2nd hit CC has given up
    ——

    I said it was a weird shift nothing about CC.

  374. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    “Booing your own player accomplishes nothing. That being said, I understand it – the desire to boo a crappy performance. I booed AJ yesterday (internally). But I would never boo him out loud. It’s counterproductive and does nothing to change what has transpired on the field. In fact, booing a player when he’s performed badly does more harm than good.”

    Good God Laura that couldn’t be more on point. That’s the part of things that interest me so much, the human side of it and how cutting and cruel supposed fans can be. It’s really an ugly thing.

  375. blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    G-C,

    NC, I’m a UNC grad…no offense ;)

  376. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I’m watching the game and you dopes actually think I care or have a feeling about this?

    I’m on to other things…don’t let my comments consume you. Oh too late…

  377. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    # blake September 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    I’m sure Tar’s kid is way to smart to wind up at Dook

    __

    You were probably joking about the education aspect, but wouldnt expect that type of response from you. And Dook is not very clever. As clever as loser Bostonians saying Skankees. :(

  378. UnKnown September 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Jeter is heating up. Whether people want to keep dogging him or not. Its true.

  379. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Let’s go Tex!!!

  380. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    CR9,

    you wouldn’t understand.

  381. UnKnown September 28th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Tonight we DANCE!! Seal it up hear TEX

  382. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Later gehrig- as soon as you leave the average IQ and morality will skyrocket. I for one wouldn’t mind that.

  383. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    cano is running out of time to get to that 30 homer mark. sign

  384. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I stood in for a friend at a live fantasy football draft of cops a few weeks ago, and this scumpile Pats fan kept saying Skankees over and over again. I just wanted to get up and rip his head off. He thought he was so clever! But I decided not to embarrass my friend :(

  385. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    sigh

  386. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    trisha – I wear your disdain like a badge of honor. With the understanding of course that you are an intellectual midget who bleats glittering generalities like a carnival barker. You are not a Yankee fan, you are an insecure sycophant who seeks the comfort and approval of the many imaginary applauding baseball fairies that inhabit your fantasy world.

  387. Gehrig27 September 28th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Your pain amuses me.

  388. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    blake – Yes, I do understand. Still not very clever.

    Btw, Roy Williams is a Yankees fan :)

  389. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    “And how is he a mule? Your tears taste good on my steak.”

    Gehrig, you really cross a line when you say cruel things after someone has told you that they have people they care about who have certain problems. I don’t think you’d want people poking fun at people you love, don’t do it at the expense of others. It’s bad enough to read Yankee trashing here, but when you go personal with posters that’s really unforgiveable. It probably could also get you thrown off the forum.

    I’d apologize and get it past you, but that’s just me.

  390. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Rays giving away tickets for home finale
    ———

    I am sure part of the reason the Rays are doing that is they are hoping the 20,000 people buy dinner or beer. They see it as an opportunity to make some money and of course bring in fake fans and make 2 of their all stars happy.

  391. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    CR9,

    You call people from Boston every name in the book…I hardly think you have room to talk on the subject of playful rivalry jabs.

  392. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    bottom of the 6th, stros up 2-1. bases loaded, 0 outs for the reds right now against wandy rodriguez!

  393. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Alright sac fly here we come….

  394. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    let’s go alex

  395. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Get #30 here Alex with a GS.

  396. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Arod with the bases loaded usually equals good things.

  397. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Come on, Alex!

  398. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Let’s go Arod!!!!

  399. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    he could move within 2 for 1st in rbi.

  400. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Patience wait for your pitch…

  401. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    “trisha – I wear your disdain like a badge of honor. With the understanding of course that you are an intellectual midget who bleats glittering generalities like a carnival barker. You are not a Yankee fan, you are an insecure sycophant who seeks the comfort and approval of the many imaginary applauding baseball fairies that inhabit your fantasy world.”

    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    The wah wah wambulance is on its way to your pad. Make sure you smoke a joint before they get there so you can say things like “wow, surreal!”"

    Z-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  402. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    poor swing on the ball 3

  403. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    blake – If it was playful, no biggie. However, Bostonians are criminals. North Carolina and Duke are both classy classy classy classy classy organizations. Something a Boston organization couldnt dream of being.

  404. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Why did he guess?

  405. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    probably that’s it for A-Rod

  406. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    No pain. Just contempt bro.

  407. RMS September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Not many are talking about the game tonight. TV shows, Melancon, etc.

    Thank you CC. The Ace of the staff.

  408. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    OBP!

  409. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    another rbi for Alex. 121

  410. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    not bad, overall good AB by A-Rod

  411. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Could Roenicke be anymore scared of Alex?

  412. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    YEAH! Fair Ball 4 call!!!!!!!! I like this HP umpire! Remember his name, he wont be umping any of our playoff games! Mark CarlsoN!

  413. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    GREAT AB!!!! He’s been seeing the ball like an eagle.

  414. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I would have preferred a Grand Slam, but I’ll take the walk. :)

  415. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I would be thrilled with a sac fly here

  416. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    What a great AB by Arod there….amazing patience and willingness to pass it on down to Cano.

  417. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Good job by Arod, that was a big run. They figured he would swing at that last pitch since he swung at crap 2-0. Here comes one of the 1 million AAA lefties to face Cano.

  418. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Great at bat. Alex relishes these big spots now. He wants to be up with bases loaded or the game on the line…. He wants the challenge.

  419. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    121 – that’s a lot of RBIs for a guy who missed substantial time.

  420. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Selig will send mark Carlson to Siberia for umping a fair game involving the Yankees.

  421. This Year September 28th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Gehrig–

    Interesting you pick a name which has become the name of another dreadful affliction, and still have the moral myopia to use another such affliction as a hurtful epithet. You are a poor excuse of a human being. But that may be way too generous.

  422. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    A-Rod will get his 30th HR in Fenway

  423. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Arod took a chance 2-0 and guessed fastball hoping he would get a cookie. Then he buckled in and made them throw him a strike…and they didn’t.

  424. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Wait for your pitch, Robbie!

  425. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Come on Cano make him throw strikes. No more dp’s!!

  426. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Cano can seal the deal right now.

  427. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Rays leading 5-0 in the 8th. I’d say save a total collapse, they clinch.
    Cincy and St. Louis both losing right now, though it’s early in their games.
    Sux winning. I’d say save a total collapse, they win. And nothing. :lol:

    ***********

    I do feel bad for the Rays. What do they have to do to get people to support them? They did have a nice following in their last post season though. I wonder what changed?

  428. Eduardo September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    @cr9 Duke fan? What are your thoughts on their tourney run?

  429. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    “Great at bat. Alex relishes these big spots now.”

    Actually, he has throughout his career, except for a short period of time that started when he received a disproportionate amount of blame for the 2004 collapse, when the single biggest culprit was the manager.

  430. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    That’s 3 sac flies in one game. Amazing!

  431. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Joba time? :)

  432. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    All this situational hitting makes me so happy.

  433. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Does cc pitch a complete game?

  434. UnKnown September 28th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    MIght sit CC now cause of the long rest

  435. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Posada will receive K

  436. 108 stitches September 28th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Minnesota losing 5-0. Helpful in HFA.

  437. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I told you. :)

  438. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    3 sac flies in one game… Gotta like that

  439. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Do you think after the game is over, CC is going to go over to AJ and say “That’s how it’s done, son!”. :)

  440. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I am back and everything Blake said I agree with. :D

    BTW, The idiot is not worthy of a response.

  441. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    The Yankees have suddenly remembered how to get a runner in from third with less than two outs. How refreshing.

    Sabathia for MVP. Someone said it earlier and I agree completely.

  442. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Posada looks completely worn out. Now we know why Girardi doesn’t let him catch everyday at 39 years old. 2-3 days off would really help him right now.

  443. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Excellent job by Cano going the opposite way to the warning track, what a year he’s had. I think he will fall short of the MVP but he’s definitely let it be known that he’s going to be a huge force for years to come.

  444. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    # 108 stitches September 28th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Minnesota losing 5-0. Helpful in HFA.
    —–

    Only if the Yankees are able to take the division. Doesn’t help them at all if they end up as the wild card.

  445. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    A great deal was made in the beginning of the season about Alex’s power being down. And it was. It now really does look like Alex’s hip wasn’t right for the first part of the season.

    But one of the really remarkable things about that period of time was watching how pitchers were throwing to Alex. They were challenging him over and over with fastballs – and doing so aggressively even in hitters counts. And Alex was having trouble catching up and driving the ball.

    No more.

    When you watch how pitchers are working Alex now – it tells you all you need to know about his game at this moment in the season.

    You watch how passively Roenicke just worked Alex – not only falling behind but then going to breaking balls later on in the count rather than challenging him even 3-2 and it’s entirely different from the confidence pitchers had when throwing to Alex earlier in the season.

    The same thing came up very starkly in that at bat Alex had against Papelbon in that last game against boston in the 9th. Papelbon is primarily a two pitch guy – fastball and splitter. That at bat to Alex he threw him a first pitch slider and then a couple of sliders later. That’s his third pitch.

    The fear is back. Pitchers are tip-toeing when pitching to Alex. It’s a remarkable change from how confident they were earlier this season.

  446. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    My take would be that the team will straighten itself out and get thing straight for the postseason. That was my take last season too when everybody was running for the hills.

    =========================

    Check your calander, its Sept. 28th, 4 games left to straighten out what they haven’t been able to do since April ? You are only kidding yourself.

    Burnett — Lost cause
    Vazquez — Dead arm
    Joba — A running joke

    Put on your kneepads and pray that someone steps up and gives us some quality innings and that Posada and Cervelli can throw out a runner or two among other things.

    Last year is long past and this years Team ain’t close to that one.

  447. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Wood should be up in the bullpen just incase CC gets into any trouble. He hasn’t thrown a lot of pitches but fatigue can set in.

  448. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Eduardo – A Syracuse fan. But many family members went to Duke. And they carry themselves with the same class and honor as the Yankees, so I admire them. Never disliked unc, and like i said, Roy Williams is a Yankees fan. Last 2 champions UNC and Duke!

    The tourney run was very fortunate. A fortunate road to the Final Four, a well built defensive team and rebounding team with “the big 3″ scorers- to steal a nickname away from the criminal Celtics.

    I was actually getting very sick and nervous during the championship game – I found myself unable to fathom the beating Duke would take in the media for losing to Butler – though in actuality, they were a very good team.

    Also, it was a great win as the underdogs! I was even more impressed and proud of the Duke LAX team for winning with their seniors – the ones that got cheated by that stalker dirtpile Selena Roberts.

  449. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    CC is at 81 pitches. Let him finish what he started and give mo the night off.

  450. Trevor September 28th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    # Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Posada looks completely worn out. Now we know why Girardi doesn’t let him catch everyday at 39 years old. 2-3 days off would really help him right now.
    ___________________

    Hasn’t he been getting plenty of rest?

  451. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    “Minnesota losing 5-0. Helpful in HFA.”

    Very helpful. Rays pitched Price tonight. That’s their ace. Unless they have a day off, it would seem his next start comes Sunday. After Price their pitching does become a little suspect. Their next games are against KC, at KC. You can’t underestimate the Royals.

    We still could end up winning the division.

  452. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I still haven’t been able to make up mind as to who I’d rather face. We own MIN in the postseason, but they’ve been playing very well in their new stadium. TEX may be without Hamilton, but they have Cliff Lee. I guess if forced to choose, I’d rather face MIN first and let TB tangle with Mr. Lee.

  453. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Joba is warming up? :)

  454. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    “I still haven’t been able to make up mind as to who I’d rather face”

    Don’t even try. It’s a slippery slope to disappointment and regret.

    The Yankees can beat any team.

    Just let it happen.

  455. UnKnown September 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    There is no doubt in my mind that ALex get to 30 hrs. He is too clutch not too. And I do think it means a lot to him to get there. His Defense as of late has been unreal as well.

  456. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Nice play by Arod and scoop by Tex. The turf helps with plays like that.

  457. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    “The fear is back. Pitchers are tip-toeing when pitching to Alex. It’s a remarkable change from how confident they were earlier this season.”

    Probably brought on by the fact that he’s approaching 30 HRs when everyone said that he wouldn’t make it.

  458. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    CB,

    The change in Arod seemed to occur when he came off the DL and made that slight change in his hands…maybe just because he was more healthy or could be a combination of both. He’s just playing great baseball right now…just made another good play at 3rd. Very good news for the Yankees heading into October.

  459. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    “Check your calander, its Sept. 28th, 4 games left to straighten out what they haven’t been able to do since April ? You are only kidding yourself.”

    ——————————————

    Yeah I know.

    Can’t believe this team has the audacity to be 0.5 games out of having the best record in the AL.

    No way this team can get it done in the postseason. I mean look at all the teams that have been better than them!

  460. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Alex is definitely feeling good physically. I haven’t seen him play this good of defense in a while. He’s moving well.

  461. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Joba is warming up?
    ———–

    They want to win this game…..

  462. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    96? CC is feeling it.

  463. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    We’ve had house guests from Germany staying with us. They’re lovely people. But, I’ve been entertaining this evening, over dinner and wine, and have had the TV on mute.

    My wife, bless her, has excused me while she continues chatting with them, so that I may turn on the big screen and watch my Yankees clinch, with CC pitching a beaut.

    Let’s nail it down.

  464. Ace September 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Gold glove. Cano.

  465. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    GOT HIM! What a play Cano! Took his time with the barehand, beautiful!!!!!!!!!

  466. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Nice play by Robbie, catching the ball bare-handed and throwing in one motion.

  467. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    “His Defense as of late has been unreal as well.”

    Not just Alex. The whole infield has been very good on the defensive side this season; just 24 errors, from what Singleton just said. And they mentioned earlier in the broadcast that Cano has just 3 errors! Amazing.

  468. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Great play by Cano. There is no way he doesn’t win the gold glove this year. If he was off by a second the runner is safe.

  469. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    how good is cano’s defense… MY god.

  470. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    There’s your MVP right there….what a play by Cano.

  471. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Cano is so…elegant out there….

  472. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    If we clinch tonight, does Girardi load the lineup with AAA guys for the rest of the season? He has to at least let Alex play so that he can try to get the 30 dingers.

  473. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    “Put on your kneepads and pray that someone steps up and gives us some quality innings and that Posada and Cervelli can throw out a runner or two among other things.

    Last year is long past and this years Team ain’t close to that one.”

    Well they say we will go as far as our starting pitching. I think we will be able to count on CC, Hughes, and Andy. After that Joe will have to either take his chances with AJ or cobble starts. I’m not adverse to cobbling starts.

    You can’t say anything less-than-positive here about Posada without someone ripping your Yankee card away, but it isn’t a deep dark secret that he can’t throw out base runners. So yeah you definitely go for the compromise when you have him behind the plate because you need his bat in the lineup – and he knows how to work with the pitchers.

    I still take the Yankees over the other teams. I do wish we had won the All Star Game because I think HFA is huge in the world series…

  474. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Team defense has been great this season. Other than jorge the yanks are solid in the field everywhere, and some are elite

  475. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Alex’s stint on the DL for the calf probably helped his hip/groin as well.

  476. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Let him finish the game for the love of god.

  477. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    How good is the yankees defense? Alex makes that great play and intelligent throw bouncing the ball off the turf and Robbi just makes an enormously difficult do or die play look smooth as silk. That was a play straight out of the Roberto Alomar play book.

    Aron Hill is a good defensive player. He struggled to even get a throw in the vicinity of first base on that grounder up the middle that Robbi would have made look like it wasn’t even difficult.

    What a difference in this team. Infield and outfield are just terrific defensively all around.

  478. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    By the way, I don’t see Joba as a running joke. At all. He’s got great stuff and he’s been showing it.

  479. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Seeing Aaron Hill attempt to make that play to his right earlier tonight and not being able to do it just makes you appreciate Cano even more because he makes that play easily.

    If Alex could get a full healthy season then I really believe there could be another 50+ homer one still in there…

  480. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Joba is no Manny DelCarmen or Craig Hansen joke, but he’s not great. Unreliable at best imo.

  481. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    CC was amazing tonight. He is saying AJ you loser I will show you how it’s done. I would let Mo pitch the 9th. They don’t need CC going over 100 pitches and Mo can work on stuff with a 4 run lead. They have to get Mo back to Mo and it’s a perfect spot for him.

  482. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    2009 Yankees Team ERA: 4.26

    2010 Yankees Team ERA: 4.02

    2010 Yankees had their second best SP miss 2 full months and still have a better ERA.

    None of that matters though, because one of the most of stated and ridiculous arguments on here is about how much better the 2009 team was, so the 2010 team can’t get it done.

    But, the problem with that is the 2010 Yankees are not playing the 2009 Yankees in the playoffs.

    The only thing that matters is how the 2010 Yankees match up against the rest of the 2010 teams.

    I would say they match up pretty well considering they are a 1/2 game out of having the best record in MLB.

  483. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    The Rays have clinched. Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Rays!!!!

    Their fans don’t deserve them. Im watching their celebration now. I hope their lack of fun support didn’t dampen their spirits.

  484. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    this has been one of the more promising games in a while.

    cc great and productive outs.

  485. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Darn it. Only a single.

  486. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 28th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    98-64 NYY, 97-63 Rays….HFA HERE WE COME !

  487. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    “By the way, I don’t see Joba as a running joke. At all. He’s got great stuff and he’s been showing it.”

    You’ve got your Yankee cheerleading blinders on. Look at Joba’s stats. He has had a very disappointing season, especially when you compare it to his first year as a reliever.

    And it doesn’t make me any less of a fan by saying that. Just calling it like I see it.

  488. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “Joba is no Manny DelCarmen or Craig Hansen joke, but he’s not great. Unreliable at best imo.”

    I said he’s got great stuff, and he’s been showing it. That is not the same as saying he is great, because he needs to do things consistently to make his mark.

  489. EA September 28th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “I hope their lack of fun support didn’t dampen their spirits.”

    I hope it does… and I hope it makes them play worse in the playoffs because they are demoralized that they have no fans

  490. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    “Probably brought on by the fact that he’s approaching 30 HRs when everyone said that he wouldn’t make it.”

    The number is part of it – primarily because of how rapidly he’s hitting home runs again since coming off the DL.

    But it’s also how he’s hitting them. The league is watching him hit these amazing home runs again. Dead blasts to CF. That home run he hit against Dice k – 2 strike shot on a good pitch into the wind where he literally overwhelms the ball. That’s why you see pitchers so tentative with him even with the bases loaded.

    It’s also his overall hitting – he’s hitting like .330 or so since coming off the DL, IIRC and just squaring up one pitch after another. He has that same look up at the plate he had at this time last year when he completely carried the team to the world series offensively – he has no holes up at the plate right now.

  491. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    The 2010 team is significantly better defensively than the 09 team was. The outfield is better at nearly every position (Swisher was better than last year before he got hurt), and Cano has been much better this year than last.

  492. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Wasnt Craig Hansen the next big stud reliever for the red sox? per Peeeeeter Gammons

  493. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Joba has not had a good season, but like any talented player, he can get on a roll in the playoffs.

  494. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I agree Trisha.

    Agreed EA.

  495. Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    “I’m not adverse to cobbling starts.”

    I believe averse is the word you wanted to use there.

  496. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Granderson continues to give solid ab’s against lefties

  497. MG September 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    that was a really good AB by Grandy against a left hander…

  498. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Laura, we don’t look at things the same way. If a player has shown he has great ability, I’m behind that player and continue to believe he will find his way back.

    No it doesn’t make you any less a fan to say that. I just believe he will get back to where he needs to be and in the meantime I recognize his ability and appreciate every time he goes out there and gets the job done.

    Not a problem.

  499. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    blake – look at Hank Aaron’s career. He was hitting over 40 dingers when he was in his late 30s. Alex is definitely capable of 50 dingers at his age if he stays healthy.

  500. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Looks like Price and CC both wanted to put Boston out of their misery tonight….both were pretty dominant.

  501. UnKnown September 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I suppose good time for Brett to practice the sacrifice. Still I don’t want to see him doing it next week.

  502. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Joba’s overall numbers this year are bad, but the past 2 months he has only given up 6 runs.

  503. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “He has that same look up at the plate he had at this time last year when he completely carried the team to the world series offensively – he has no holes up at the plate right now.”

    I still don’t think Alex gets enough credit for his postseason performance last year. The worst part is that if he struggles this year in October, the old complaints of him not being clutch will resurface. Hard to believe, but it’s true.

  504. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Papelplum over Joba the hut!

  505. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    nice

  506. Jerkface September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Sick nasty bunt by Gardner, that had to be the best bunt in the history of bunts.

  507. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    YES! Great bunt Brett and great luck!

  508. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Oh, that takes balls. Bunting with 2 strikes. And a GREAT bunt.

  509. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    wow if that doesnt show things are turning around, i dont know what will

  510. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    GREAT BUNT!!

  511. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Joe,

    I really think so. When he’s healthy he still produces at that rate…he just has to stay healthy for a full season.

  512. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Luck is the residue of design?

  513. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    “Seeing Aaron Hill attempt to make that play to his right earlier tonight and not being able to do it just makes you appreciate Cano even more because he makes that play easily. ”

    It’s also a good example of why the criticism of players like Robbi of not being “gritty” or even “not trying hard” is so often off the mark and unfair.

    Robbi literally would have made that play and would have made it look relatively easy because he has such a great arm and is so smooth on his transfer and release.

    If Hill had completed that play he would have had to do so by making a huge effort and looked like he was struggling to finish the play.

  514. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Joba has been very good in the role he has been in over the past 2 months.

  515. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Encarnacion could have just about grabbed that and tagged 3rd in time….

  516. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Wow, got screwed on strike 1, shoulda taken strike 2, and interesting bunting there w 2 strikes. Worked out though, that was truly perfectly placed

  517. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    A sonnet need to be written about that bunt

  518. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    “I still don’t think Alex gets enough credit for his postseason performance last year.”

    ————————–

    Not enough credit!?

    I named the 2009 postseason after him today :)

  519. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    If you are a person that loves watching final week baseball, after the Yankees clinch, pay attention to what’s going on in the NL. That wildcard race is going to go down to the wire. It’s going to be fun to watch. And I don’t even like the NL. LOL!

  520. theREALkevin September 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I think gardner should spend the entire offseason working on his bunting. 2 bunt base hits even on sac attempts in the last 3 games, if mastered the bunt could be a good weapon for him.

  521. REZ12 September 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    “Joba has been very good in the role he has been in over the past 2 months.”

    Don’t let facts get in the way!

  522. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    “I still don’t think Alex gets enough credit for his postseason performance last year.”

    He doesn’t. Him not winning MVP was part of that. But he truly had a historic post season – the stuff that legends are born out of. He was unconscious and bailed the team out in a major way, especially with Tex and Swisher struggling so badly.

  523. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Without Alex, we dont win in 2009. Simple as that.

  524. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    “Sick nasty bunt by Gardner, that had to be the best bunt in the history of bunts.”

    Especially when compared to the previous attempt, which was fouled in to the press box. lol

  525. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    “Not enough credit!? I named the 2009 postseason after him today”

    Okay, not enough credit from people other than me and LGY. Happy? :wink:

  526. MG September 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Encarnacion could have just about grabbed that and tagged 3rd in time….
    ——————————-
    Nunez didn’t bust it down the line to 3rd there…

  527. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    That was inside.

  528. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    CB,

    Hill had to take 2 or 3 steps to even get a throw off….Robbie is throwing that ball as he’s catching it. He just has incredible body control and arm strength which you just don’t see that often from a 2B. He really makes that particular play as well as anyone I’ve ever seen. He doesn’t have the overall range that Alomar did but you’re right he does show a flash or two every now and then that reminds me of him.

  529. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    “I hope it does… and I hope it makes them play worse in the playoffs because they are demoralized that they have no fans”

    You know I wish every fan of every team could know the joy that I have known as a fan. It almost seems unfair that they can’t. On the other hand, I wish every player could feel appreciated and revered by their fanbase. I love the game that much. I believe in sharing the wealth.

  530. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    That was one of those recent Jeter swings that made absolutely no sense. That ball was no where close to the plate.

  531. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    i wanna see alex get another at bat

  532. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    i wanna see alex get another at bat

  533. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Alex’s 2009 postseason transformed the way he is viewed by the people who were blind to his talent. That’s not easy.

  534. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    arod was just a monster in the playoffs last year.

  535. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Alright! Just put it in play little man! Golson!

  536. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Nice insurance run. Now not even an unlikely grand slam ties this game.

    Give the offense credit tonight. They did their jobs. It may have come a little late but they got it done.

  537. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I am surprised that they are going to let CC pitch the 9th inning with a 5 run lead. I know he earned it but maybe it makes more sense to save his bullets.

  538. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    walk tex

  539. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Those that didnt recognize Alex’s talent prior to last year were either haters or Yankees “fans” duped into believing what was sold by the Yankee-hating national media.

  540. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Sux must be scoreboard watching because Chisox are catching up. 3-2 Sux, top of the 5th

    :D

  541. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    “Alex’s 2009 postseason transformed the way he is viewed by the people who were blind to his talent. That’s not easy.”

    Lest you forget that some Yankee fans have short memories. If he struggles this year, it will be like 2009 never happened.

  542. I Like Inge September 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Greg Golson is 6ft 190lbs and ripped. I wouldnt call him little man to his face.

  543. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    weird thinking golson grew up in my home town and is close to my age and is playing for the yankees.

  544. MG September 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Janssen really has nasty stuff, he would look good in a Yankees uniform…

  545. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    CC’s PC is 95. He can pitch the 9th.

  546. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Even with all of my Boston hate, I recognize that without Manny Ramirez, those Red Sox teams never would have done anything. Steroids or not, Manny Ramirez was a lethal hitter. The same cannot be said for Ortiz.

  547. RMS September 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    “You can’t say anything less-than-positive here about Posada without someone ripping your Yankee card away, but it isn’t a deep dark secret that he can’t throw out base runners.”

    Throwing out base runners -
    Posada-16.3%
    Cervelli-14.5%

  548. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    CB and blake – spot on about both Robbie and Alex.

    CC comes out for the CG. How fitting.

  549. MG September 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Yankees in playoffs…

    CC wins #21…

    Ruby Tuesday is wrong again…

    Not a bad night overall…

  550. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I was just calling him little man playfully. But 6 ft 190 is little to me :)

  551. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    “Lest you forget that some Yankee fans have short memories. If he struggles this year, it will be like 2009 never happened.”

    Times one million!

  552. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    AJ is watching a real man pitch tonight…

  553. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I want to see Alex hit again.

  554. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    a lot of people seem to forget that arod is prob the greatest to ever play the game. I personally think he has to be the most feared player in baseball right now. i love longoria, pujols, but arod is still the best player in baseball.

  555. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “Lest you forget that some Yankee fans have short memories. If he struggles this year, it will be like 2009 never happened.”

    You will never go broke Underestimating the intelligence of the American public…or some Yankee fans?

  556. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Tex’s timing is coming back from the abyss. Hopefully it’s a good sign for the post season.

  557. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Running through the box scores of the playoffs today, I think the reason Alex doesn’t get more credit is because he didn’t have one legendary game.

    A lot of these postseason heroes and legends are born out of one huge game. See Hideki Matsui Game 6.

    Alex was just so great basically night in and night out. He was so consistently great that nothing in particular stands out.

    The media and fans like to grasp onto a single highlight reel.

    Going to Matsui, he didn’t do much until the WS, but because of that one game he became this legendary postseason figure and the definition of clutch to some fans. Johnny Damon to a lesser extent as well, but his double steal sticks out in fan’s minds.

  558. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Alex, can I get a Grand Slam? Please?????

  559. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Al….

  560. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    geez, No.30 is right here?

  561. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    yes 1 more at bat

  562. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Alex getting #30 here, a GS, would be something else….

  563. 4 NYY September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    To me “clutch” is an overused term. I don’t care what inning someone hits in, whether it be a single, double, triple, or homer, it counts exactly the same. Whether it is with people on or not. Sometimes you hit the ball on the screws right at somebody and sometimes you get a blooper to fall in. Hitting with RISP is something that changes for players each year. Everyone likes to hit with the bases loaded and no outs. The numbers at the end of the year are telling and they change for every player from one year to the next, be it slight or huge. All the players in the lineup have some say as to what others numbers wind up being.

    Hitting like many things is cyclical.

  564. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Alex was so good Pete Abe couldn’t even wait until the year was over, to slither back to Boston.

  565. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    i dont think a bad postseason for a-rod will change what he did last year.

  566. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “Going to Matsui, he didn’t do much until the WS, but because of that one game he became this legendary postseason figure and the definition of clutch to some fans.”

    That wasn’t a mirage though. Matsui was clutch his entire time in pinstripes. He was just mega clutch that last game.

  567. TR10 September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Where’s SJ and GB7? The quality of their posts is missing.

  568. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    ““Lest you forget that some Yankee fans have short memories. If he struggles this year, it will be like 2009 never happened.”

    Simply not true. No Yankees fan – not even any of you – are stupid enough to think that way.

  569. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    CC’s PC is 95. He can pitch the 9th.
    ——-

    Mo should be up incase he gets into long counts so he doesn’t have to throw 115+ pitches with a 5 run lead.

  570. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    damn, nice strike 2 pitch

  571. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “Running through the box scores of the playoffs today, I think the reason Alex doesn’t get more credit is because he didn’t have one legendary game.”

    I don’t buy the premise, but if the HR v. Fuentes didn’t turn people around, nothing will.

  572. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “Throwing out base runners -
    Posada-16.3%
    Cervelli-14.5%”

    I don’t think anyone was doing a comparison, but thanks for the numbers. Pretty scary.

  573. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    yankees fans wont forget the 2009 arod. Arod is finally beloved in new york and will always be known as a great yankee. The fan favorite has always been jeter but this is now ARODS team.

  574. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    damn we might have to wait until friday or sat

  575. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “i dont think a bad postseason for a-rod will change what he did last year.”

    Let’s hope we don’t find out.

  576. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    still pitch inside is the way to deal with A-Rod

  577. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “i dont think a bad postseason for a-rod will change what he did last year.”

    Not for anyone with a modicum of intelligence and loyalty. But for anyone who lives by the “what have you done for me lately” motif, Arod will turn into a bum once again.

  578. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    1 run out of a bases loaded no out with heart of the order up… Hmm..

  579. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    LGY -

    You are exactly right about Alex’s playoff run last year.

  580. REZ12 September 28th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “Even with all of my Boston hate, I recognize that without Manny Ramirez, those Red Sox teams never would have done anything. Steroids or not, Manny Ramirez was a lethal hitter. The same cannot be said for Ortiz.”

    Manny for those Sox teams is basically what A-Rod is for us now…. clutch hit after clutch hit, HRs when we need it, and pitchers have no idea how to pitch to him, so they pitch around him. And like Manny, A-Rod killed the postseason last year and will kill it again this year. And I think A-Rod has that carefree attitude now that Manny always had and that has helped him.

    We have our own version of Manny except he’s not a scumbag :lol:

  581. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I think the team should have a champagne toast on the field in Boston this weekend. Just to stick it to that nasty team. Let’s go CC!!

  582. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “I don’t buy the premise, but if the HR v. Fuentes didn’t turn people around, nothing will.”

    That was huge, but the Nathan HR was big as well. The double that drove in Damon after he stole the two bases was the winning run as well.

  583. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Now Cervelli hasn’t done a good job defensively this year at all but to compare his and Posada’s throwing numbers isn’t fair. Cervelli has primarily been catching Burnett who is the worst in the league at holding runners and being slow to the plate. Cervelli will likely never have a great Caught Stealing Percentage as long as he’s catching Burnett. What Cervelli needs to shore up is the throwing errors and passed balls.

    Cervelli’s arm blows aways Posada’s IMO. Posada has a noodle arm.

  584. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “We have our own version of Manny except he’s not a scumbag” Truer words have never been spoken! Alex is a God among men!

  585. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    1 run out of a bases loaded no out with heart of the order up… Hmm..
    ___

    6-1 and on their way to the playoffs. take the positives from tonight. cc was awesome and they scored runs without homeruns, gardner bunted successfully, etc…

  586. 4 NYY September 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Yankees will absolutely NEED a new catcher next year than can really play defense and throw out runners better than we’ve done this year. I’m not sure either Romine or Montero can do that yet from what I’ve read. Would be nice though for one of them to work with Posada before he’s done and learn from him.

  587. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    the Nathan HR was the biggest one, in my mind.
    nice memory.

  588. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    manny and david ortiz have to go down as one of the scariest 3-4 combo ever.

  589. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Arod…133 games played, 121 RBI

  590. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I’m no fan of Cervelli, but having to catch AJ makes it impossible to throw out many baserunners.

  591. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “Cervelli’s arm blows aways Posada’s IMO. Posada has a noodle arm.”

    Not a question about that.

  592. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Laura,

    Yeah, I wasn’t trying to disparage Matsui.

    That one game though really elevated him into a standard you compare to and many times is referenced more than Alex is when talking about the 2009 postseason.

    The best example may actually be Damon and not Matsui.

    Everyone remembers Game 4 of the WS because of Damon and his double steal. Not many people talk about Game 4 in regard to Alex, but it was him who drove Damon in.

  593. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Snider has hit two absolute lasers tonight.

  594. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Mo is the greatest closer of all time, but right now CC is the best pitcher on the team by far. No screwing aroung here. Get the win.

  595. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Tyler beat me to it.

  596. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “manny and david ortiz have to go down as one of the scariest 3-4 combo ever.”

    They sure will*

  597. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    full time dh posada next year, bring back jose molina, and bring up jesus montero.

  598. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Cervelli’s helmet also blows away Posada’s helmet. There is a darthness to it.

  599. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    The blue jays hitting philosophy is ruining Travis Snider. He has too much talent, too good a swing and too much bat speed to be limited to the one dimensional way the blue jays are structuring their offense.

  600. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    They sure will*

    LMAO!!!!!!!!! :lol:

  601. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    i still believe that cc has to be in the mvp discussion.

  602. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Ortiz and Manny were a dominant duo. There is no doubt they cheated but who knows how many players were taking the same stuff they were at that time. I know I was always dreading them coming up in close ball games.

    Their legacy should be heavily knocked down due to their cheating the game. But that doesn’t make them any less scary.

  603. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    dont overextend cc… just take him out and let wood or rivera finish this.

  604. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    121 rbi’s in 133 games is just ridiculous. IF arod was healthy all season he would have easily lead the league in rbi’s. Not to mention, he could have easily hit 35-40 homers each of the last two seasons if he didn’t miss a month. Like i said, Arod is still the best player in all of baseball.

  605. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I know CC has been cruising tonight, but is it really necessary to leave him out there right now?

  606. Kuro September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    no no no no no no no no….

  607. Yank 97 September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Nathan HR to tie in the 9th, down 2 runs
    Fuentes HR to tie, down 1 in the 11th
    Pavano HR to tie the game in the 7th
    HR vs. Hamels to get us back in the game
    GW RBI off Lidge

    The Nathan HR was the biggest one – it was starting to look very similar to the playoff failures of the past…. win the first game, on the verge of splitting 1-1 after we blew numerous opportunities…. also in hindsight, allowed us to only use CC once.

  608. CB September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    CC did his job. They should get him out of this game. He looks tired and there’s no reason to let his pitch count get up to 120 again.

  609. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I understand Girardi is trying to save the bullpen, but I’d get somebody up.

  610. jesusmonterofordh September 28th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    3 and 2 changeup

  611. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi is nuts for leaving CC out there. Escobar should of been his last batter. With Mo ready what is the point of this ????

  612. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    What a performance by CC – and yet after his last start and even after the HR tonight, you had people getting on his case. Yankee fans are so ridiculously spoiled.

    I know this was discussed earlier, but Tyler if you’re there – I also thought Melancon’s comments were out of line. He wasn’t treated any differently than any struggling player would be – he was awful. I don’t care how well he’s doing in Houston – NY is a whole new ballgame and I don’t think he’s suited for it.

    I said this when Alex first came off the DL, but that 2 week stint was the best thing that could have happened to him. I don’t know if the Yankees need to do with

  613. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I understand Girardi is trying to save the bullpen, but I’d get somebody up.

    __

    he does… wood and rivera are up.

  614. Yank 97 September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Joe is going to ruin CC’s ERA

  615. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I honestly was surprised they brought him back out for the 9th after the Yankees hit for so long….

  616. Kuro September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I think Girardi wants CC to load the bases so they can’t steal on Rivera…

  617. Bryan September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    JoeRe Tardi rears his ugly head again

    No way CC should have started this inning

    What is the need

  618. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Girardi is a moron. Like CC needs to throw 120 pitches tonight. Unreal…

  619. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    CB-

    It’s amazing that Snyder is only 22 years old. He has some real power potential and a .252 12 28 line in limited playing time shows a ton of potential. I think he’s improving in the field also. Really great, great hitter. But you’re right he just does not seem to fit in and something is not clicking with this ball club. I’d love for him to be a Yank and go gap to gap in the New Stadium. Him and Rasmus together with Heathcott in right? One can dream.

  620. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Nothing is ever easy with this team.

  621. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I just love the sign behind home…’Booster Juice’! That’s what the Jays call it

  622. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Take him out, now.

  623. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “I think the team should have a champagne toast on the field in Boston this weekend. Just to stick it to that nasty team. Let’s go CC!!

    :D

    Or in the words of Guinevere and the knights:

    Guinevere: You will bash and thrash him?

    Lionel: I’ll smash and mash him!

    Guinevere: You will give him trouble?

    Lionel: He will be rubble!

    Guinevere: A mighty whack?

    Lionel: His skull will crack!

    Guinevere: You’ll pierce right through him?

    Sag: I’ll barbeque him!

    Guinevere: A wicked thrust?

    Sag: It will be dust to dust!

    Guinevere: From fore to aft?

    Sag: He’ll feel…..a draft

    Guinevere: You’ll disconnect him?

    Din: I’ll vivisect him!

    Guinevere: You’ll open wide him?

    Din: I’ll sub-divide him!

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

    GO YANKEES. GET THOSE SUXERS!!!!!

  624. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Bautista has been cursing up a storm tonight.

  625. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “There is no doubt they cheated but who knows how many players were taking the same stuff they were at that time.”

    Tyler – I dont look at things like that. My POV: I look at what players were prior to usage and after – or a big difference in career numbers. In the case of Manny and Alex, they were lethal hitters their entire career. Even if Manny cheated in 2004, he is not as big a cheat as that lowlife David Ortiz – the MLB proclaimed face of baseball.

  626. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    if manny didnt leave boston in the middle of the season a few years back its very likely they win another championship.

  627. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    Girardi is a moron. Like CC needs to throw 120 pitches tonight. Unreal…

    __

    cc handled Bautista well thats why he was there…… rivera has struggled.

    I dont see the problem letting cc throw 110 pitches.

    he is only going to throw a few more to get work before game 1 next week.

  628. rconn23 September 28th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Unbelievable that Girardi would do this. Just an absurd decision.

  629. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Best move of all, and typical Girardi. Get him right back out there.

    My name is trisha and I approve of this move.

    :)

  630. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Laura – Bautista is a criminal of the worst kind. :)

  631. blake September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Bautista just missed that..

    CC was great tonight….huge performance against a tough lineup in this ballpark.

  632. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Betsy-

    totally agree about melancon. i really liked the guy when he was in the minors (along with jb cox so shows how much i know) but his comments just came off as pure sour grapes. be thankful you wore the pinstripes and get out of town with some class.

    comparing houston to new york is a joke. the astros are lucky to draw 20,000 fans with the way they have been playing. no boos when all you hear is crickets…

  633. 4 NYY September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    # ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    i still believe that cc has to be in the mvp discussion.

    +————————————————————————————————————-+

    Pitchers have their own awards IMO. But I can understand that thought from people sometimes because with an outstanding year like a Guidry or Ford used to have, they might not have won. It’s just that everyday players mean a little more.

  634. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Alex’s 4th Amendment right were violated. That should be the focus, not whether he cheated.

  635. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    All of this wasn’t necessary. I guess Girardi is trying to blow out his arm. He got you through 8 innings what else do you want the guy to do??!?!!? I really wonder how many brain cells Girardi has…

  636. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Oops……

    I don’t know if the Yankees need to do this with him every year, but it’s worked wonders. Hopefully this hip tendonitis thing is not chronic.

    I don’t get Joe – we’re a week from the playoffs and he’s pushing CC with a big lead. Seriously………….what is he thinking?

  637. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    19 regular season wins last year for CC and 21 this year…40 wins in 2 seasons…not bad!

  638. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    CC to Mariano – their two best pitchers. The way it should be.

    CB – that’s an interesting observation about Snider. This year, it seems that the Jays have coached their hitters to swing for the fences. It gets you a lot of HRs, but we can see the effect on Hill and Lind. They’re not near what they were achieving last year. That suggest, to me, either some assistance or swinging from the heels.

  639. cs in la September 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    So was it smart to leave CC for 105 pitches?

  640. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    CC looked like he was about to body slam girardi when he came out of the dugout.

  641. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Tabbert – Correct. Stupid stupid decision by Theo to throw Manny out of town. Manny supposedly “quit” on the team, but even so, they could have gotten him to try not “quit” if they wanted. And all of it happened after the Manny/Youkilis fight. I guess we can thank Youkilis for them not winning in 2008 :)

  642. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    “Their legacy should be heavily knocked down due to their cheating the game. But that doesn’t make them any less scary.”

    Not a question that on juice they were fearsome. So was Brady Anderson for that matter. For one season anyway!

    :)

    I would like to believe that Jim Thome has played the game straight. Now that was a force.

  643. RMS September 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Tyler

    Cervelli threw out 43% of base runners last year.
    He has had a big drop off this year and you cannot put all the blame on AJ.

  644. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    6-1 is not a big lead against the Jay. They can put up runs in a hurry.

  645. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    Girardi is a moron. Like CC needs to throw 120 pitches tonight. Unreal…

    __

    Hope you realize you are only one complaining about leaving cc in there in the 9th.

  646. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Selena Gomez was a joke before her big story on Arod and she is still a joke. Her 15 minutes of fame came and gone. Now maybe she can spend her time serving coffee to the Big 3 down there in Miami and leave the sports reporting to real professionals.

  647. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    That was smoked.

  648. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Tyler, I couldn’t believe how people were talking him up. He’d yet to throw a pitch in the majors and fans were saying he’d be the 8th inning guy……………..please. He goes out there and hits a batter an inning it seemed like; the kid had no control.

  649. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Mo didn’t fool Wells there

  650. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    rivera has struggled
    ——–

    Right so you let him start the inning with a 5 run lead. Then he can work on whatever he needs to to work on now he can’t. Wells hit that as hard as someone can hit the ball.

  651. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    LOL @ Vermin Wells. Take that, you piece of ….

  652. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    # cs in la September 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    So was it smart to leave CC for 105 pitches?

    I guess it’s OK.

  653. ac1 September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    selena roberts?

  654. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    cr9

    can you imagine if manny was still with the red sox when all the steroid allegations about him and big papi began to surface? then for him to be suspended as well. Would have been devastating to the sox haha.

  655. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Guys, in the clutch you go with your best. Next to Mariano, CC is the best.

  656. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hanger right there from Mo. Ouch.

  657. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  658. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    That was more like Mo.

    Yay!

  659. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    WHoooHoooo

  660. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    RMS-

    Cervelli has not been good defensively at all this year. But 43% I bet will turn out to be a fluke and not the norm if he continues as a Yank. I bet he settles right around 20-25%. And alot of that absolutely has to do with AJ Burnett.

    Also, Burnett pitched much better last year and had a better WHIP. Less baserunners on base with the potential to steal. Burnett just is slow to the mound and pays no attention to runners. Never has, never wanted to, never will. Just something that will always come with him. And it puts Cervelli in a hole. But Cervelli also didn’t help himself either this year with his mental lapses.

  661. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    RMS-

    Cervelli has not been good defensively at all this year. But 43% I bet will turn out to be a fluke and not the norm if he continues as a Yank. I bet he settles right around 20-25%. And alot of that absolutely has to do with AJ Burnett.

    Also, Burnett pitched much better last year and had a better WHIP. Less baserunners on base with the potential to steal. Burnett just is slow to the mound and pays no attention to runners. Never has, never wanted to, never will. Just something that will always come with him. And it puts Cervelli in a hole. But Cervelli also didn’t help himself either this year with his mental lapses.

  662. blake September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Yay!. I think Arod likes bouncing it off the turf.

  663. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    THANK YOU NEW YORK YANKEES!!!! I NEVER DOUBTED YOU GUYS.

    )

  664. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Congratulations to the New York Yankees!!!!!

    :)

    Yay!

  665. CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Finally. What a relief. This past month has been slow and painful but they’ve finally qualified.

  666. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    CINYCY CLINCHES A PLAYOFF BERTH WITH A WALK OFF HOMER!!! Thats the way it should be done.

  667. Yank 97 September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t are how many pitches CC thew… I just don’t want him to mess up his ERA,,,,

  668. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Tabbert – lol. Manny never would have been suspended if he were still with the Sox in 2009. Never.

  669. Kuro September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Never doubted for a second.

    ;)

  670. DocTodd September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    It’ s official guys & girls!! Oh, and Sox…..See Ya!!!!!!

  671. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    That was a light celebration. I guess no champagne tonight….

  672. igotid88 September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    21 wins for CC

  673. raymagnetic September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Playoffs! Yes!!!! :)

  674. blake September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    CC steps up…..again

  675. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Watching the coaches hug brought tears to my eyes. Those guys worked as hard as anyone.

  676. Chambliss September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Cool on the field, like champions.

  677. Faiaz September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats to my beloved men in pinstripes and fellow fans on completing the first step to quest 28.

  678. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    The big man.

  679. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Alright playoff birth! The Yanks are very dangerous with the wildcard or the division.

    I can guarantee you that the other 3 playoff teams want no part of them even with Girardi at the helm ha.

    Get ready for a big dose of Big Poppa Texas or Minny. the Big Man is coming for you!

  680. Trevor September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Pena can’t wait… :lol:

  681. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Halelullah! No thanks to Girardi but we made it.

  682. Carl September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Wow jay Bruce

  683. rconn23 September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Manny Ramirez was a great hitter. Steroids or no steroids.

    There’s no way to gauge how much steroids helps or doesn’t help a player. It’s all conjecture.

    And the Yankees teams had several guys who used too. Glass houses, folks.

  684. Tar September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “Cool on the field, like champions.”

    I like that. Congrats!!

  685. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    meh, not a fan of the yanks “acting like champions”…. the phillies are a championship team and they celebrated like crazy when they won the division. Nothing wrong with showing excitement out there.

  686. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    It was a mighty struggle down the stretch , but we made it !

    Time for a brand new season , the playoffs!

  687. West Coast Yankee Fan September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    This isn’t what they are after. This is expected. Number 28 is.

  688. RMS September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Great job by CC. That’s what an ace does.

  689. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Well they say we will go as far as our starting pitching. I think we will be able to count on CC, Hughes, and Andy. After that Joe will have to either take his chances with AJ or cobble starts. I’m not adverse to cobbling starts.
    =================

    Well that one is a give in as that is all we got, so this is where the praying comes in. Someone needs to step up from the remaining cast.

    Joba of late has been OK, overall he stinks with his 4.50 ERA. You can’t count on the guy. If you would put your ‘pom poms’ away for a minute you would see and know that both Robertson and Wood are ahead of him in the BP pecking order. All he is now ia a middle reliever who is in consistent.

  690. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I think the team should have a champagne toast on the field in Boston this weekend. Just to stick it to that nasty team. Let’s go CC!!

    ==================

    Huh ? ? What ? ? To incite a riot and get someone else hurt. Pointless childish games that the Yankees don’t play. Have you been drinking ?


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