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Postgame notes: “Nothing is positive right now”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Apr 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jorge Posada, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson combined to go 0-for-9 with eight strikeouts tonight. Granted, no one was going to have a good night against Josh Beckett tonight, but those three stand out for one reason: Just a few days ago, there was reason to believe all three in for a terrific start to the season.

As of now, all three are hitting below .200 with only their string of home runs boosting their overall production.

“I’m looking for something positive and nothing is positive right now,” Posada said.

Fans never like to read or hear that a lineup’s struggles are because of a pitcher, but the truth is that Beckett was outstanding tonight. Derek Jeter said he couldn’t remember the last time Beckett looked so good, and Robinson Cano said it reminded him of the Beckett he saw when he first came up from the minors.

That said, only three everyday Yankees are hitting better than .219, and one of them was out sick tonight. The Yankees showed on Saturday that this lineup has the potential to be explosive – this lineup can still carry the team to a win – but that production has been erratic. Some players haven’t shown much since Day 1, and some showed something in the first few games and have seen their numbers plummet.

“You can’t make too much of a few at-bats,” Joe Girardi said. “You just can’t do it because early in the season you’re going to see guys have ups and downs. You’re going to see it, and then as they start getting more at-bats under their belt, they start to get more consistent.”

Here’s Girardi postgame.

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• Girardi said Alex Rodriguez was legitimately unavailable tonight. Even if he wanted Rodriguez to pinch hit, Girardi wasn’t going to use him. “He’s sick. He’s got the flu,” Girardi said. “Hopefully the rest today and the rest tomorrow, he’ll be back to full strength by Tuesday.”

• Using Freddy Garcia in the eighth inning was simply to get him some work, Girardi said. If it were a closer game, one of the late-inning relievers might have pitched. “Freddy’s got a start coming up here and we just thought we’d get him in,” Girardi said.

• Not a great outing by CC Sabathia, but he gave the Yankees a shot. “I did what I could today,” Sabathia said. “But the stuff just wasn’t there.” Sabathia said his delivery was a little off, but he still managed to give up just one run through 5.2 innings.

• By the way, this was another Sabathia start that the Yankees could have won. He has yet to win a game. “You felt like he could pretty easily be 3-0,” Girardi said.

• On the last pitch to Mark Teixeira, which Teixeira argued quite a bit: “I thought the ball was low,” Girardi said. “I thought it was low. Tex thought it was low. It’s unfortunate you get rung up on a pitch like that, but it’s going to happen from time to time.”

• Jeter on Beckett: “He was probably as good today as we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s always a challenge when you face him, it’s never comfortable, today he was as good as I’ve seen him look since I don’t remember when.”

• Have to give a lot of credit to Boone Logan. Coming off some pretty bad outings, he did a nice job today of getting out of the seventh inning. The Yankees are going to need him to turn a corner because even if Pedro Feliciano is cleared to begin throwing this week, he’s going to be more than a day or two away.

• Joba Chamberlain got Sabathia out of that sixth inning jam, but his control wasn’t there in the seventh and the two runs he allowed really seemed to put the game out of reach. Scoring one was going to be tough tonight. Scoring three seemed impossible. “It was the two walks that hurt him,” Girardi said.

• Cano has now reached base safely in 16 straight games at Fenway, a streak that goes back to 2009.

• This is the third time Sabathia has carried an ERA below 2.00 through his first three starts of the season. He previously did it in 2004 and 2005 with Cleveland.

• The Yankees were shutout for the first time since September 13 of last year. They were held to two hits for the first time since August 15 of last year.

• Mark Prior has pitched today and yesterday for High-A Tampa. One hitless inning each time. Throwing on back-to-back days is a pretty significant step. “It was a step forward,” Prior told the AP. “My arm feels fine.”

Associated Press photos of Cano, Martin and Chamberlain

 
 

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70 Responses to “Postgame notes: “Nothing is positive right now””

  1. Rich in NJ April 11th, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Sample size is probably the most potent concept in sports. Stats mean almost nothing for at least a month, if not two or three.

    Anyway, they were one hit away from beating Beckett. Sometimes balls fall in or find holes, and sometimes they don’t. Tonight they didn’t.

    The Yankees are fine.

  2. UnKnown April 11th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I like how Joe says we really had a chance to win 2 out of 3 in this series.

    Your right Joe we did, but you have to be quicker on the trigger in what would seem like a pretty obvious situation regarding Phil on Friday.

    The Yankees are fine though. Not taking 2 out of 3 AT there Dump does not mean the season is over. I hope that most of you agree that I am stating the obvious there.

  3. m April 11th, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I missed the second half, sounds like it got worse.

    Time to focus on Baltimore. The bats will come around. It’s not like we’re 2-7. :P

    Thanks for the write-up, Chad.

  4. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 5:16 am

    UnKnown April 11th, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I like how Joe says we really had a chance to win 2 out of 3 in this series.

    Your right Joe we did, but you have to be quicker on the trigger in what would seem like a pretty obvious situation regarding Phil on Friday.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Joe’s never going to admit to being wrong. I’ve stopped thinking he was a bigger person than that. Nope.

    Beckett was just ON tonight. I just hope it’s not going to last all season. It must have felt amazing to have that kind of control over that many pitches at once.

    CC deserves so much better right now. Let’s not forget he even gave up his Cap’n Crunch to get ready this season, for goodness sake! That should most definitely be rewarded. That cereal is the bomb. I’m being very sincere when I say that.

    Let’s get ready for Baltimore.

  5. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Love the photo of CC in this article. Just scroll down a bit and enjoy. GREAT guy.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=6317972

  6. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Good Morning.

    Jeter was right on.

    Beckett had his mojo working last night.

    That was as good as I’ve seen him in a long time.

    No one was going to do much off of him last night.

    Hate to say it but you gotta tip your cap on that one.

    Credit where credit is due.

    Time to focus on taking the series from the O’s.

  7. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Hi ya MTU!

    Beckett was Beckett 2003 last night. I agree with you.

    Just curious: do you go hiking every day?

  8. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Wang-

    I hope Beckett isn’t anywhere near that good all season.

    Nope. I try to get out there 3/4 times a week.

    Just curious. Where do you live in Taiwan ?

    How did you come to be a Yankee fan ?

  9. Mike Ri April 11th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Im over last night . Beckett pitched a great game.

    In the grand scheme of things the Sox picked up only a game on us. No biggie . Time to take on the birds . The sox have Tampa and Toronto coming up.

  10. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Mike-

    Buck is gonna have the O’s up for playing us. He has them believing in themselves.

    We shouldn’t take them for granted.

    That’s for sure.

  11. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I’m hoping that was a blip for Beckett (and us) and he returns to the Beckett we know and love as Yankee fans. :)

    I live in Taipei, the capital.

    I was in Manhattan for a long stretch and needed to pick a team. I had hated the Yanks as a child (I rooted for the Dodgers due to my hometown not having a team back then, and LA was close to AZ.) I moved to NYC in 1997 and for the next 10 years was a maniac fan. By then, AZ had the Diamondbacks, but they weren’t MY team. I shared season tickets with a friend and went to as many games as I could. I miss the YES post-game show. All the games are broadcast here — sometimes twice in one day, but that’s it. No post-game, and I love watching the interviews. It’s probably best I don’t see them because Girardi’s answers drive me crazy. I know many on this board did not like Torre, but I enjoyed his interviews.

    Hiking is a marvelous way to keep in shape. But you gotta have some mountains nearby to do. It sounds like you live in a perfect area for that. Lucky you.

  12. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    The most ludicrous point of last night’s game: the Sox fanx chanting, “Yankees suck” with THEIR team’s stellar record. PLEASE.

  13. Bobby Murcer April 11th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    It wasn’t a question of balls not falling in last night, there were very few well-hit balls. Beckett was just too good. But, as we saw last year, many guys on the team are not good contact hitters. Jeter and Posada are a year older. Gardner is not going to make anyone forget Rickey Henderson (the Yankees need to start looking for a leadoff hitter with a decent OBP), and Granderson and Tex have huge holes in their swings. The bottom line is that this team will beat the tar out of the weak teams and get shut down by excellent pitching – just like last year. Nine games is too small a sample, but 162 + 9 isn’t. I think this team can win 85 – 90 games, but not much more unless some key parts are replaced. Is that enough for the wild card?

  14. tyanksfan36 April 11th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Just so everyone knows. I have my final observation for my internship today at 10am. I remembered to turn my phone off this time so it doesn’t ring during my lessons. Think good thoughts for me at 10. Ill need them :)

  15. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I think it would have hurt a lot more if the balls had been well-hit, but right at someone.

  16. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:31 am

    tyanksfan36 April 11th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Just so everyone knows. I have my final observation for my internship today at 10am. I remembered to turn my phone off this time so it doesn’t ring during my lessons. Think good thoughts for me at 10. Ill need them :)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Very exciting. Sending good thoughts starting right now, but I bet you won’t need any special help. Regardless, best of luck and break a leg.

  17. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Wang-

    Thanks for the info. Always curious how our international brethren
    come to be Yankee fans.

    I bet it’s interesting living where you do.

    No mountains on Taiwan ?

    Hiking is a great way to stay in shape, and has much added value.

    I’m into most anything that involves the outdoors.

    Combining photography allowed me to share the beauty with others.

    I love living here. Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Great diversity.

    Goes from desert to Alpine peaks in a very short span.

    The geology around is varied and very, very intersting.

    And you’re right I consider myself very lucky to be priviledged to live here. You should pay us a visit.

    :)

  18. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    TY-

    Best of luck. I have faith in you.

    :)

  19. Fran the original April 11th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Good morning.

    Tyanks,

    Good luck. I’m sure you’ll do just fine :)
    Saw the updated blog. Good entry.

    ******************
    As for last night’s game, Beckett deserves credit for a great game. Not much any team could have done against him.

    Hopefully Alex can use this off day to get better, and the Yankees can get ready for the Orioles tomorrow night.

  20. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    MTU,

    I have so enjoyed the photos you’ve shared here. Thank you. I have zero talent in that area, but I appreciate others’ talent.

    Aren’t you in Utah? If so, it is a gorgeous state. I was a real Jimmer fan this year.

    There are many mountains in Taiwan — lots of beautiful, lush, green ones (it’s really rainy/humid here). I just don’t have one that I can zip over to in the morning for a hike. And the Taiwanese LOVE to hike. Weekends are insanely people-filled. I like more solitude. :)

  21. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I hope Alex got the 24-hour bug and not the one that zaps your strength for a full week. I think the Sux probably infested their clubhouse with nasty germs…Wouldn’t put it past them. No showers? Come on!

  22. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Wang-

    I’m glad you have. It is my pleasure and passion to share the beauty I get to experience thru photographs. I’m on a mission in a sense.

    It’s sort of a payback to the good Lord for allowing me to experience
    the majesty.

    Yes. Utah.

    If you like solitude Utah is the place for you. Lot’s of wide open spaces.

    On many of my outings I won’t see a single soul for days.

    Love that.

    :)

  23. Fran the original April 11th, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Wang ,

    What is the time difference there? Do you get the games in the middle of the night?

  24. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    MTU,

    What a beautiful way to put it. I don’t post much — esp during the off-season, but I do enjoy reading your thoughts.

    I went to university there, so I can appreciate your thoughts about the great outdoors. It’s vast and inspiring. It’s also very peaceful.

    Kind of the opposite feeling if you try to go hiking here with these adorable people. I love the Taiwanese, but they do enjoy chatting up a storm! :)

  25. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Hi Fran,

    We’re always exactly 12 hours ahead of NY. That puts most starting times at 7am for me. I have to admit, though, I actually got up in the middle of the night to watch the Yanks play the Sox at 1:05 and 2:10 or whatever. It was the weekend; I figured I could sleep later. It’s not the same to watch the game replayed later. I have a terrible time not peeking to see the score.

    Don’t tell, but I stayed home this morning from work to watch the game.

  26. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Wang-

    Let me try to put it this way.

    I cannot possibly express in words, or in pictures how much I love this place. It may sound over the top but it is beyond my ability to express.

    I know it sounds corny but it is truly how I feel. I am humbled by what is around me and very, very grateful to be allowed to have
    seen some of it.

    As I have said before Science may be my religion but wild Utah is truly my Cathedral.

    Solitude is a part of the experience.

    :)

  27. blake April 11th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I also agree with Jeter. That’s the best I’ve seen Beckett look in years…..he was dominant. The problem is that he’s always given these singular performances where you see him and wonder how he ever loses a game…..and that these performances have been less and less frequent recently. If he pitches like that routinely then its a big lift to their staff….ill need to.see a few more.of those though before I’ll believe he can sustain it.

    On to the next series……glad that hypefest is over and now hopefully the Yanks can settle.in to the season and get on a roll

  28. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    MTU —

    Not many people ever get to live in a place they consider a cathedral. I’m so happy you’ve found that in your life.

  29. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Good morning Papa Blake.

    Getting any sleep ?

    :)

  30. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Blake, I wasn’t around for your initial announcement, but CONGRATS! That’s wonderful.

  31. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Wang-

    Thank you.

    Believe me when I say I do not for one moment take it for granted.

    That’s part of why I try to share as much of it as I can.

    Because we feel blessed. It is a labor of love.

    :)

  32. blake April 11th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Want,

    Thanks so much

    MTU,

    Yea a little last night….doing well. Not even josh beckett can get me down. :)

  33. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Blake-

    I have a favor to ask of you.

    You have my e-mail address.

    When things settle down would you send me a picture of your family including one of your new one ?

    If you feel comfortable doing that I would really appreciate it.

    If you don’t wish to I’ll understand too.

    :)

  34. Fran the original April 11th, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Don’t tell, but I stayed home this morning from work to watch the game.
    **************
    Wang,

    I won’t tell if you don’t :)
    I sometimes DVR the games if I am not home, but then, like you, I can’t wait and end up finding out the score before I ever watch the game.

    ********************************
    Blake,

    How is the new addition to the family? When is the baby coming home?

  35. blake April 11th, 2011 at 8:16 am

    MTU,

    Sure.

    Fran,

    Really well…..this.morning hopefully

  36. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I’m not worried about any of those 3 hitters; I am worried about a renewed Josh Beckett………..even when he was pitching well consistently with the Sox, the Yanks did pretty well against him. If he pitches like this all year……….wow.

    Bad series all around as losing 2/3 to a Sox team is never pleasant and the Yankees didn’t exactly play well – poor pitching, poor defense. CC did just fine -didn’t have much and still battled.

  37. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Blake-

    What joy you must feel.

    All the best.

    :)

  38. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Betsy-

    In the big picture it means very little.

    They still have a losing record us a winning one.

    Good luck with your new wheels whenever you get them.

    :)

  39. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Fran,

    I also skip to the end of mystery novels…for shame! I’m not good dealing with the suspense! It’s best for me to watch things “live” to avoid the temptation.

    I still haven’t checked out the DVR thing here. I also subscribe to MLB.com to see the Yanks when they occasionally choose to show National games (poor Wang…he’s not expected back until June now).

    They’ll also show Dodger games because of the Taiwanese relief guy, Kuo. He’s just beloved though like Wang. I saw people stop on their way to work to check out TV monitors and the score when he pitched for the Yanks. I think everyone loved the fact that Wang was a genuinely good fellow, and most importantly, he was humble. That’s a big deal in this culture. Kuo’s not exactly humble… :)

  40. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    oops…meant to say Kuo is just NOT beloved like Wang.

  41. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    MTU, thanks!

  42. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Wang-

    CMW was underappreciated by many.

    I loved the guy.

    I hope he makes it back.

  43. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I don’t remember one game last year when Beckett had great stuff against the Yanks. They usually got to him no later than the 5th inning and then things really fell apart. Is my memory failing me (again)?

    Looks like he’s back to his old form — pre-back and shoulder problems he’s struggled with since 2007.

    But it is just one game — and the Sox really needed it. I don’t think 5-4 is anything to write home about, but the season has just begun. Will be interesting to see what the Orioles bring to the party.

  44. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Betsy-

    You’re welcome.

    I hope you get one in Midnight blue with pinstripes. Gray leather interior.

    ;)

  45. blake April 11th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Throughout Beckett’s career though he’s done this……he has games where he.looks just unhittable. It was a good night for Boston but they are still 2-7 and Beckett will need to show that he can stay healthy and sustain that type of performance on a regular basis …..we’ll see

  46. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    MTU — you should see him with his little boy. Adorable. They show videos of him here when they can get it. The media over here is out of control. They are a very polite society except for when it comes to politics and getting news stories. INSANITY reigns at that point. It’s the US x 10.

    Wang had to get police help in order to get the media to leave his poor family alone over here while he was in NY. They would just camp out at his home — and he wasn’t even there!

    The Yankees are still the favorite baseball team here. Hope that continues…

  47. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    MTU, I hate leather – and it definitely won’t have leather as I’m getting the LX, which is the basic model. Oddly, I don’t love midnight blue on the car – I would love to get one in sapphire blue, which is what my other car was. This car is going to have absolutely NOTHING to do with the Yankees as I want to be able to drive in my car in a relaxed state and the Yankees do not make me relaxed, lol

  48. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Well Blake, that gives me hope. I was afraid his younger, healthy version had returned for good this season. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen. It had to give him lots of confidence after his game yesterday.

  49. Fran the original April 11th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Wang,

    I also like CMW a lot. Too bad about his injuries. I really hope he makes it back.

    BTW, I read books until the end ;)

  50. Benny Blanco April 11th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    What’s are the chances Tex finishes April with a 250ba this year?

  51. Fran the original April 11th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Betsy,

    Did you order a car yet?

  52. tomingeorgia April 11th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Fran, Just got my houseful of Brits off to Mexico. Missed the game entirely, but the BBQ was a great success. Lots of napkins used, very little food left, and a couple of cases of beer consumed. Now we get a couple of days to do nothing, pending the next wave.

  53. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Fran,

    You are a much stronger soul than I am. I even read movie summaries before watching them on DVD. I know, I know…

  54. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Fran, no. It’s a bit complicated. I went shopping yesterday – and it appears that 2007/08/09 pre-owned Accords are too expensive when compared to new cars -in other words, it’s not really worth it to get a used Honda Accord, not with the amt of mileage I want on it. However, my mechanic has been in the biz for 30 years and has friends with dealerships. I could get a discount on a new car, but he’s also going to go to a car auction and see what’s out there. He’s really going to bat for me…………..

  55. Betsy April 11th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    When I was a kid, I would read the end of a book first, lol – don’t ask me why.

    Well, off to another day at the office. Have a good day, all – and Blake, get some sleep!

  56. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Betsy-

    Well I’m totally out of luck because my favorite color is yellow.

    :(

    Wang-

    That’s pretty insane alright.

    CMW seems like a really good guy.

    All the best to him in whatever he does.

    He wore the pinstripes well.

  57. LGY April 11th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    It sucks, but that play where Chavez and Martin did not move up on the ball that got past Varitek really came back to hurt the Yanks.

  58. Fran the original April 11th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    tomingeorgia,

    So glad your barbecue was a success :)
    The menu sounded delicious. And you may have missed the game, but you didn’t miss much.

    ******************
    Betsy,

    Good luck with whatever car you get. I’m sure it will be a good one.

  59. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Betsy, good luck with your new car! Hope you get something that is really soothing…

  60. Wang IS Taiwan April 11th, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Signing off. You guys have a great day. I hate it when the Yanks are off, but I do get more done when they do.

  61. Erin April 11th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Good luck Ty!! :)

    I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw Beckett throw a good game against the Yankees. Hopefully he goes back to what we’re used to seeing the next time the Yankees face him. lol

    Not a fan of the new Sunday Night Baseball crew. They actually made me miss Miller and Morgan. :?

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Blake, if you’re here, Doreen asked me to congratulate you on the birth of her son. She really wanted to be here to be able to do it herself, but as you may have heard she is the latest victim of email hacking so she may not be around for a while – if ever again.

    :(

    But she thanked me from the bottom of her heart for doing this, so I know it means a lot to her to congratulate you.

  63. Erin April 11th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Blake-congratulations!! :)

  64. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Trisha-

    THAT would be a real freakin’ pity.

    I know you have been thru similar crap.

  65. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    New thread ==>

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I’m not worried at all about Josh Beckett. We all know what adrenaline can do to a competitive person. It isn’t like the guy doesn’t know how to pitch. Do I expect to see that kind of performance from him again this season? Only if he’s pitching when the Sux have a 1-7 record.

    I will admit that last night’s game wasn’t a lot of fun to watch and I can thank my bronchitis (among other things?) for causing me to fall asleep at the bottom of the 8th and waking up when the game was over. So I don’t know who pitched the 9th or how it went down, just that it obviously did.

    My biggest regret about last night’s game? The ahole trolls that have been allowed to overtake our forum with nothing more to add to the forum than continual taunts. When something isn’t going right in a game, it becomes impossible to have any kind of dialogue with other Yankee fans here because of their interjected stupidity. Poor Chad has been run ragged with trying to help us out with all kinds of poster issues, but I think I’ll fine-tooth the TOS to see if those dopes are violating any rules at all. I know that Pete Abe had his own “If you’re coming here just to be an idiot, you’re getting tossed” rule. That’s one thing I give him serious credit for. We were actually able to post without E.R. and Bunny (doesn’t anyone remember Bunny, I don’t remember the entire screen name) around because all they did was posted stupid-ass taunts and really disrupted the flow of the forum.

    Anyway, ONWARD AND UPWARD.

    5-4, 2-7. You pick.

    :)

  67. MTU April 11th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Trisha-

    I hope you feel better real soon.

    Say hi to Doreen for me.

    Tell her I miss talking to her in the mornings.

    :)

  68. sandy g April 11th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    cashman has got to blow this team up now before its too late.when sabathia does not win you have a good chance of a 4 game loosing streak.with a 200 mil payroll you would thing they should have a all star at every position.the 200 mil is not sorted out the way it should be.they have the pieces to get king felix,liriano or carmona.everyone on this roster except sabathia,soriano,rivera,cano,jeter,a-rod,martin and posada are tradeable.the yankees really do not have a leget leadoff hitter.jeter is not the jeter we all remember.gardner sucks. please do not wait cash, do something now.

  69. Jdiddyshownopitty April 11th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 11th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I’m not worried at all about Josh Beckett. We all know what adrenaline can do to a competitive person. It isn’t like the guy doesn’t know how to pitch. Do I expect to see that kind of performance from him again this season? Only if he’s pitching when the Sux have a 1-7 record.

    I will admit that last night’s game wasn’t a lot of fun to watch and I can thank my bronchitis (among other things?) for causing me to fall asleep at the bottom of the 8th and waking up when the game was over. So I don’t know who pitched the 9th or how it went down, just that it obviously did.

    My biggest regret about last night’s game? The ahole trolls that have been allowed to overtake our forum with nothing more to add to the forum than continual taunts. When something isn’t going right in a game, it becomes impossible to have any kind of dialogue with other Yankee fans here because of their interjected stupidity. Poor Chad has been run ragged with trying to help us out with all kinds of poster issues, but I think I’ll fine-tooth the TOS to see if those dopes are violating any rules at all. I know that Pete Abe had his own “If you’re coming here just to be an idiot, you’re getting tossed” rule. That’s one thing I give him serious credit for. We were actually able to post without E.R. and Bunny (doesn’t anyone remember Bunny, I don’t remember the entire screen name) around because all they did was posted stupid-ass taunts and really disrupted the flow of the forum.

    Anyway, ONWARD AND UPWARD.

    5-4, 2-7. You pick.
    —-

    last night reminded me why i stopped reading/posting comments

  70. Carlo April 11th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Just met swisher at bank of america on 51st and park. 5’9″ tops.


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