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Game 16: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 20, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (9-6)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones LF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF

RHP Bartolo Colon (0-1, 3.97)
Colon vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (8-9)
Yunel Escobar SS
Corey Patterson CF
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
J.P. Arencibia C
Travis Snider LF
Jayson Nix 2B
John McDonald 3B

LHP Brett Cecil (1-1, 6.19)
Cecil vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Another rainy day in Toronto. One of the few times I’m happy to watch a game in a dome.

UMPIRES: HP Jim Wolf, 1B Derryl Cousins, 2B Jim Joyce, 3B Ron Kulpa

NOT FOUR OR MORE: According to Elias, the Yankees are the only Major League team that has yet to score as many as four runs in an inning. The streak of 131 innings without scoring four or more runs is the Yankees longest to begin a season since 1966 (139 innings), and it’s their longest streak at any point during one season since a stretch of 135 innings in May 2008.

STILL GOING DEEP: Despite their lack of huge innings, the Yankees still lead the majors in home runs and multi-homer games. They have hit more home runs through 15 games than any Yankees team in history, and they need two home runs tonight to match the franchise record for total home runs through 16 games.

CANO CAN GO: Right now, Robinson Cano has gone 10 straight games with a hit. It’s the Yankees longest hitting streak of the season and it’s tied for the fourth longest active Major League streak. He’s a career .319 hitter when batting fourth.

NO MO: According to the Yankees pregame notes, last night was the second time in his past 242 outings that Mariano Rivera allowed four or more hits. He had not allowed a run in April since April 30, 2009, a stretch of 19 scoreless April outings.

MINOR SETBACK FOR PRIOR: Mark Prior’s DL assignment in Scranton has nothing to do with his arm. It’s a minor groin injury and he’s not expected to miss much time.

UPDATE, 7:19 p.m.: Bartolo Colon has an early lead to work with. It’s 1-0 Yankees after they loaded the bases and got an RBI ground out in the top of the first.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: Granderson just keeps hitting lefties. His RBI triple opened the door for a two-run second inning that has the Yankees in front 3-0. That a little bit of breathing room for Colon.

UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Two sac flies and the lead is up to 5-1 in the middle of the fifth. Colon looks a lot like the guy we saw this spring, and he’s at 53 pitches heading into the fifth. If the Yankees get six innings out of him, that should be more than enough for a guy making his first start.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Another weak ground ball by Jeter ends the top of the sixth, but Colon breezed through another strong bottom half. I still find it hard to believe Colon is on this team and pitching this well.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Robertson can’t strand every inherited runner. He allowed an RBI single before getting a strikeout to end the seventh inning. Colon’s night is finished and his line is complete: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB and 7 K. He and Freddy Garcia have given the Yankees two of their best starts of the season.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Posada caught the warmup pitches between innings!

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520 Responses to “Game 16: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. BD (Boston Dave) April 20th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Go Colon!

    Let’s get this done – need a win tonight to right the ship.

  2. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Go Yanks.

  3. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Let’s go get the split.

  4. ron April 20th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    ron – you mean – it might take young players a bit of time, and some ML playing time, to find their game? What a novel concept……

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

    Yes but that does not mean they will be great or even good players.

    There are good trades,bad trades,even trades.

    Imo it is about luck,homework & timing.

  5. Triple Short of a Cycle April 20th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Did McCourt give permission for MLB to take over? If not how can MLB just take over a franchise like that?

  6. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    MLB taking over worked out pretty well for the Rangers last year…..they pretty much did whatever they wanted.

  7. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    If not how can MLB just take over a franchise like that?

    The MLB as an entity has power over the franchises.

  8. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Really hope Colon’s two-seamer is working for him tonight.

    And hope Alex is able to swing 100% and not tweak or pull anything!

  9. Tom in N.J. April 20th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I think that the Commissioner can takover a ball club if it is in the best interest of baseball.

  10. joeman April 20th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    No Gardner …Good!!!!!

  11. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    good start for the Yanks, and now we are out of a potential double play

  12. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Nice hit going the other way.

  13. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Teixera’s swing is so much better right handed….he can’t really do that to the opposite field from the left side.

  14. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I love Mark Teixeira.

    I would choose him any day of the weak over Adrian Gonzalez.

  15. Triple Short of a Cycle April 20th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Can Selig make a team sell as well?

  16. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    He wanted no part of Alex there.

  17. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Love this lineup with Alex in there. Just a world of difference.

  18. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    prolly don’t mind walking A-rod…cause the yanks ground into so many DPs

  19. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    If i’m a pitcher.. I pitch around cano and just walk a run in..

  20. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    If not how can MLB just take over a franchise like that?

    ————————————————————————-

    Lawyers, guns & money

  21. Tom in N.J. April 20th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    “Lawyers, guns & money”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5puAN1PGQw

  22. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    mlb teams are sorta like condo’s in an association….they have owners but MLB is the association.

  23. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Jones is always smiling. i like that

  24. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Jones takes some giant swings at the plate

  25. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    If Andruw Jones could get a HR here we’d score 4 runs!!

  26. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Damn man

    Had to get at least 2

  27. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Andrew has to start his swing so early to get to fastballs that he has no chance on a breaking ball unless he’s looking for it.

  28. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Those innings have killed the Yankees. Always runs that are left out there that they seem to need later.

  29. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Come on Bartolo

  30. Niblick April 20th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    What a crappy wasted opportunity.

  31. Triple Short of a Cycle April 20th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    please walk the steroid freak

  32. Niblick April 20th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    And so much for Girardi’s book; Gardner is hitting .375 off this guy, but he’s guarding the pine tonight while Randy, er Andruw Jones goes flailing.

  33. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Great job by Tex and Cano there.

  34. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Good heads up Cano.

  35. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Keep this animal in the park tonight.

  36. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    The Jays are bunt happy. Maybe the Yanks should leave Gardner in Toronto and he can learn something from them.

  37. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I wish somebody would knock Bautista’s butt off the plate….make him move his feet.

  38. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Bautista = max effort swing ( all the time)

  39. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Come on Colon….

  40. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Jones is smooth brah

  41. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    That’s a pretty good grab by Andruw.

  42. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    man….dodged one there…..nice jump by Andrew

  43. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Great play by jones.

  44. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    thought that was a 3-run hr…nice catch by Jones

  45. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Way to get out of the inning. Nice play Jones.

  46. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Jones makes some good looking plays out there.

    And when he leaves his feet he remains in good control. cool and smooth

  47. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Russell is such a great hitter.

  48. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Good rip

  49. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Martin rules….he hit that too hard to get a double.

  50. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Granderson is now entering beast mode.

  51. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Grandy man can!!!!

  52. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    That’s my boy! Grandy!

    He’s hot.

  53. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    way to hustle Grandy!!!!!!!!!! that’s wassup

  54. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful. Now hit that Right field Flyout here Captain.

  55. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Granderson is just destroying LHP this year. He’s been such a good player since the swing changes.

  56. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Nice!!! Granderson has had some great swings against lefties recently.

  57. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    As much as people love ripping on Cash. He did have a few good signings this past off season..

  58. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Got the run in….

  59. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I was just wondering why Girardi hit Granderson 9th. Seems like a silly decision since he’s hitting lefties better than righties right now.

  60. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    That tough looks like it has a major seem rip in it.

  61. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Now thats a good inning. Come on Bartolo

  62. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Well there goes 1 of the runs. That was a terrible pitch….

  63. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Nasty 2 seamer there.

  64. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Montero is 2-2 tomight with a double to right center

  65. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Colon throws strikes.

  66. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    That homerun was a great thing. It kind of settled Colon and now he’s just in a groove and not playing and games. That two-seamer is dirty tonight.

  67. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Great job Colon….solo homers are ok in the 2nd inning

  68. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    any not and*

  69. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Heathcott led off game with a single and gary Sanchez knocks him in with a single

  70. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    GB7,

    the Montero kid can hit a little bit.

  71. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    he’s ok, blake. I’d like to see him if he ever develops some power

  72. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    A-rod was safe

  73. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    He was safe

  74. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    why the hell is A-rod trying to steal base…really

  75. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    wow terrible call…..he was in there and beat the throw.

  76. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    he was safe!

  77. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    He def looked safe

  78. hardwired7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    to this point, Garcia and Colon: fun to watch pitch; Hughes and Nova: close your eyes

    “You know, Suzyn, yada yada yada.”

  79. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    steal because they have been hitting into too many DPs.

    alex looked like he had his hand in there…

  80. Triple Short of a Cycle April 20th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    took away a run from us

  81. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Damn A-Rod would have scored.

  82. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    you rarely see a play like that where the runner is tagged on the back called out…..he was safe.

  83. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    guess cause of the DP steal was good…but I wouldn’t question it if it was anyone else but Cano up there

  84. tyanksfan36 April 20th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Jose Ramirez not doing well right now. Just gave up a 3 run HR with no outs. Now there’s a guy on 2nd.

  85. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Jones isn’t going to see a fastball from Cecil tonight

  86. G-C April 20th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    So far, Bartolo looks pretty much the same out of the rotation as he did in the bullpen.

    Good life on his fastball, 90-93. Excellent depth and late movement on his changeup.

    Knock on wood, but I’m really impressed.

  87. blake April 20th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Colon looks good

  88. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Bautista up with nobody on is a good thing.

  89. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    solid inning for Colon

  90. tomingeorgia April 20th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Wanna dig in on an old fat pitcher?

  91. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Watching Bautista attempt to hit anything but a fastball is really funny

  92. Triple Short of a Cycle April 20th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    The roid freak is really not a likable player. All he does is complain

  93. blake April 20th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    He’s really throwing the ball well….locating, getting ahead, and making out pitches when the opportunity is there.

  94. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Colon challenges Bautista with fastballs up and in like a baller.

    He looks fantastic. Amazing sign, I think him, Martin, Chavez are all incredible bargains that so far could not have performed any better.

    I am so anxious for the future and all the kids from the minors coming up.

  95. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Rays are kindve on fire right now. Not liking that really.

    All we have to do though is win our own games.

  96. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Just got in. Colon doing a nice job.

    I did not see last night’s game so I did not realize that David Cone is back with YES. Glad to see Cone. Like what he brings to the telecast.

  97. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Delgado?

  98. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Adam Warren imitates David Robertson. Runners on 2nd and 3rd, nobody out and gets a groundout, strikeout, groundout and nobody scores

  99. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Blake..

    Question:

    With the conditioning program hughes is on, how much can his velocity increase over the next couple weeks? 3mph? 4?

  100. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Ceceil seems to be pitching around certain guys or just being extra careful

  101. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Ramirez just got tagged for 6 runs in the 2nd inning

  102. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Hi GB,

    Thanks for the updates.

  103. blake April 20th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Benny,

    I think thats really hard to say…..things like this are very case specific….meaning that the program would affect different guys to different degrees.

    I think a lot depends on what the real cause of his problems is….it’s possible it could get him back to where he was last season, that’s what we’ll hope for.

  104. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Just read the Hughes article. I’m by far not an expert, but it’s hard for my to believe that 4 days of long toss would make a difference. I just don’t think muscles react that way, generally it takes weeks or months to build strength beyond what is already there.

  105. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Nice play by Cano

  106. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Honestly, can anybody think of a rational reason why Derek Jeter SHOULD be batting at the top of the order???

    And yes, I know one of his endless string of infield rollers turned into an RBI earlier… He should be hitting 9th, if not riding the bench or retired.

  107. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Cano had him played right.

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    “It got them 89 wins last year and kept them in the race very late into the season, instead of being buried like they should have been, had it not been from scrubs like Darnell Mcdonald from playing out of their skulls hitting HR’s in bunches.

    Like Lowrie is doing right now.”

    Sorry that I’m just getting back to you on this.

    Yes, but they didn’t occupy last place last year for the first two weeks of the season. I’m afraid Lowrie just isn’t enough to save them.

    The AL East was a kinder, gentler division last year also, even if by inches.

    I’m not worried.

    :)

  109. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    wow…. Colon killin it.

  110. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I think Tony Pena’s stock has gone up within the Yankees’ organization.

    Signing Colon was his recommendation, based on managing him in the Dominican Winter League.

    So far, looks pretty good. It’s a long season, but so far, so good. And, Colon has filled a definite need at this time. Replacing a projected starting pitcher with a performance this good? Priceless.

  111. Triple Short of a Cycle April 20th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    wow. Nice inning. I’m tempted to pick Colon up in my fantasy league

  112. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Colon making it look easy.

  113. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    My pleasure Fran. vazquez just picked up a two run single. 3-0 Scranton.

    Not much action with the other teams, other than Romine’s ground out single. Schaffer Hall through 4 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

  114. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    sick commercial wow

  115. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Lowrie is hardly a scrub.

  116. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Scratch that. Maxwell with a 3 run homer, 4 homers in 5 games

  117. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Colon has to be making Ivan Nova very nervous…
    When Hughes comes back, they will note than Colon making life easy and Nova not looking ready to start.

  118. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Colon is at 53 pitches. I would think he has another 20 good pitches in him. Hopefully more…

  119. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    hopefully Colon can keep going and give the pen a rest. Chances he gets to 100 pitches?

  120. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Thank god for Colon – and maybe all those folks who scream and rant about how stupid these types of no-risk moves are will finally calm down

  121. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    Honestly, can anybody think of a rational reason why Derek Jeter SHOULD be batting at the top of the order???

    And yes, I know one of his endless string of infield rollers turned into an RBI earlier… He should be hitting 9th, if not riding the bench or retired.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    Got to give him his due and his chance, he’s a great Yankee with the rings to show for it. We need Derek to hit, hopefully the guys behind him keep hitting so he sees good pitches and can work his way out of this funk.

  122. Jackson April 20th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Lowrie is hardly a scrub.

    -

    You already said that and it was ignored.

  123. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Nova should not be taken out of the rotation just because he’s had a few bad starts – and Phil won’t be back for awhile most likely, so we won’t have that problem for the time being

  124. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    GB,

    I am not familiar with Schaeffer Hall.

  125. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Justin Maxwell mashing in AAA. Hopefully the leash on Gardner is a bit smaller now.

  126. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Woof, woof. Dog is barking

  127. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Tex!!!!

  128. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Go Tex!! Now Arod and Cano have to do their jobs…

  129. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Yanks are set up. Good chance to break the game open.

  130. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Nice. Lets tack on now. Not every game has to go JOSOMO. Or possibly can all season long

  131. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    we should get at least two runs out of this situation

  132. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    ac1 – that’s not a bad point about Colon and Nova. Anything’s possible.

    Not bad for a guy that many of us – me included – were skeptical of.

  133. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    Nova should not be taken out of the rotation just because he’s had a few bad starts – and Phil won’t be back for awhile most likely, so we won’t have that problem for the time being

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Betsy, I agree on Phil. I don’t see this long toss thing really doing much and they won’t put him back out there unless his velocity is backup.

  134. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Very nice out. Love me some Alex.

  135. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Alex just missed that.

    Atta boy.

  136. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Alex with the sac fly.

  137. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Fran, he’s another good, young left hander. Sort of the young Pettitte version. Could be another find.

  138. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Joe i was skeptical for Colon as well, but so far very impressed

  139. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Atta boy Cano

  140. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Yankees have now scored 4 runs, but it took them 3 innings to do it :(

  141. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Way to get these runs in.

  142. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Cano with the sac fly. Good job by Alex and Robinson

  143. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    4 runs on outs?

  144. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Great job by the big boys

  145. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    lol why did both Cano and A-rod swing at the first pitch…I think we are 5-5 with RISP (I may be mistaken)

  146. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Rodriguez really rocked that pitch. It had to be hit hard for it to take in dip like that.

    So much for only knowing how to score on homers, huh?

  147. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Nice baseball – and no HRs.

  148. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    its nice to see the situational hitting from the Yanks….we can do it with the small ball

  149. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Last time Colon pitched he seemed to lose it at around 60 pitches. So I guess we will find out. The back end of the bullpen can really use a break.

  150. hardwired7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Cone and Singleton for every game would be a huge upgrade.

  151. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Coney mentioned Silva and Millwood, but wouldnt we rather see Noesi or Brackman give it a try?

  152. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Nice baseball – and no HRs.

    Nice if you really want 1 run :)

    I’d have taken that A-rod pitch being out of the park…

  153. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Poor Jackson.

  154. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Last time Colon pitched he seemed to lose it at around 60 pitches. So I guess we will find out. The back end of the bullpen can really use a break.
    _____

    I think they will go to Pendleton/Noesi tonight before RoJoSoMo

  155. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I agree Jerkface.

  156. NYY fan in NH April 20th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    It would be good if the Yanks didn’t need Joba, Soriano and Mo tonight. A couple more runs would help that.

  157. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    A-Rods clone Maxwell hit a 3 run bomb for SWB.

    That counts right?

  158. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Fran, he’s another good, young left hander. Sort of the young Pettitte version. Could be another find.
    ************
    A young Pettitte- type is a good thing.

  159. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Colon has a lot of 1-2 counts on hitters tonight.

  160. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Maybe competition is just what the doctor ordered for our rotation.

  161. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Someone on here said that the HR Colon gave up was the best thing for him. I totally agree Great Insight.

  162. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Rodriguez has a great arm. The ball streaks across the infield and looks like pouring milk out of a pitcher

  163. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    COLON IS FILTHY!!

  164. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Colon throwing darts.

  165. jacksquat April 20th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Colon looks like the second best starter on the team right now.

  166. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I would love to see Hector Noesi pitch tonight –

    1. It would mean the Yanks have a comfortable lead.

    2. I’m just interested in seeing him.

    3. If he pitches, and does well, that increases his potentianl trade value, should Cash want to make a move.

    And Colon keeps getting it done. Nice play by Alex. Shows how much his hip was bothering him the past couple years.

  167. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Colon has some sick movement tonight. Hopefully he can give them 1 more inning. Robertson is also fresh if Girardi will allow him to come out of the dog house.

  168. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Colon is doing an awesome job tonight.

  169. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Robertson is also fresh if Girardi will allow him to come out of the dog house.

    I’d prefer they not use D-Rob, he has gotten up in nearly every game. (maybe all of them)

  170. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Fran, Yanks have more than just the “Killer B’s” in the minors. Of their best 19 pitchers, I’m hoping for 6 to make a statement.

  171. NYY fan in NH April 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Who would of thought that in the last week, Garcia and Colon would have been your best pitchers?

  172. Jackson April 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Colon making it look easy

  173. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    After tomorrow’s off day, the Yanks have 17 straight games, against Baltimore, the White Sox, Toronto, Detroit, and Texas.

    It’s a tough league.

  174. pat April 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Reclamation project update……..

    Buster_ESPN BTW: Have heard that Carlos Silva is in better shape than the Yankees expected. It’s still early, but they feel so far, so good.

  175. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I love Martin

  176. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    im more confident in silva than millwood…

  177. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    GB,

    Everybody is so focused on the “Killer B’s” that I forget there are many other good prospects. Have to look up some of those other pitchers like Schaeffer Hall.

  178. Jackson April 20th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    nice reference to Mordecai there

  179. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Has Martin had anything close to a bad game yet?

    it seems like he’s constantly contributing something.

  180. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Joe, I basically agree……… I feel bad that he’s not been pitching at all – just sort of a waste as a long man.

    Alex said this ST that he’s healthier now than he’s ever been – when he had the surgery, they removed the impingement that he’d been born with.

  181. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Is their anyone with a worse approach than Jeter in our lineup atm?

    Jesus Christ.

  182. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    everyone duck…

  183. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    totally called that to my wife…

  184. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Jeter just doesn’t look good at the plate.

  185. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Is their anyone with a worse approach than Jeter in our lineup atm?
    ___

    Gardner.

  186. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    NYYs score a couple of more runs and Colon can hold them into the 7th inning, you’ll see Noesi and Pendleton.

    This team can hit a fastball….it’s breaking pitches that get ‘em.

  187. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    That was a promising inning but once Granderson didn’t get the runners over everyone knew how it would end.

  188. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Wish I could say I was surprised… but nobody who has watched Derek Jeter with honest eyes for the last 10 months possibly could be.

    And we’re STUCK with him!

  189. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Is their anyone with a worse approach than Jeter in our lineup atm?
    ___

    Gardner.

    Gardner is on the bench.

  190. G-C April 20th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I don’t really want to believe my eyes yet, but watching Jeter right now is kind of sad.

    I’ve never doubted him, but I hope this isn’t the beginning of the end.

    It would be way too soon for him and this team.

    They aren’t good enough that they can afford such a substantial dip in performance from him without being hurt by it. And I’m not ready to start watching him be a .270 singles hitter consistently.

  191. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    Is their anyone with a worse approach than Jeter in our lineup atm?
    ———————————————————-
    The “moment” you are referring to is now 10 months old.

  192. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    at this point, .270 would be fantastic.

  193. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Warren has scattered 5 hits through 6 innings, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts and 0 runs. 75 pitches with 46 strikes

  194. YankFanCA April 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Stick a fork in Jeter. It’s almost hard to watch him the way he’s regressed. Will he even go deep more than 5 times this year?

  195. G-C April 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I never want to see Jeter the same way I saw Bernie Williams.

    Those last couple of years were just flat out painful to watch.

    At least O’Neill was still a solid shell of his former self when he went out. Tino had his moments during his return engagement in 2005. Pettitte made the all-star team last year.

    I don’t think I can take four years of watching this.

  196. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    GJ CANO!

  197. YankFanCA April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Good point, ac1 — I think .270 for Jeter this year is a pipe dream.

  198. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Both Jeter and Gardner are slumping badly. Too early to write either one off, but still very frustrating, for them and us.

    Alber Pujols is not off to a great start, either. Thing is, Pujols is in his prime.

    Good play by Cano, and good call by the umps.

  199. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    good call…. Jim Joyce makes the right call asking if he isnt sure.

  200. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Perhaps Colon can tutor AJ, Hughes and Nova on how to throw strikes consistently.

  201. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Nice DP. Robbie clearly tagged the runner

  202. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Great call Jim Joyce. redemption for Joyce

  203. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Tough way to end a promising inning. Derek is too good of a hitter to be doing this baloney. I really wonder if Long is giving him any help, Derek is just on top of every ball.

    Looked at our LF stats, talk about the dead zone. Jones and Gardner have combined for 10 hits and 4 RBI’s in now the 16th game.

  204. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Go figure. Yanks lead 5-1 with 2 outs in the 6th and the same whining pissbags appear.

  205. pat April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Dontcha know.

  206. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Jeter is done….call me a troll, a whiner, etc…..I don’t care….the guy is a great Yankee who I’ve loved for years, but he is on the decline ……

  207. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Can Joyce ever get a call right?? Without help…

  208. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Cano is so slick. He was all ready appealing before the ball made it to first.

  209. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Big Bartolo baby

  210. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Colon trying to make it a complete game.

  211. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    What Colon has done tonight is unreal. WOW. WOOHOO

  212. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Colon is in the rotation.

    At this point in doesn’t matter what Hughes does.

  213. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Jeter grounds into another DP………………….Ugh !

  214. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hat’s off to Colon.

  215. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Can Joyce ever get a call right?? Without help…
    ___

    Be happy he asked for help instead of making the wrong call.

  216. JobaTipsHisCap April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Colon rocks!

  217. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    YankFanCA April 20th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    Stick a fork in Jeter. It’s almost hard to watch him the way he’s regressed. Will he even go deep more than 5 times this year?
    —————————————————–
    Depends. Are you counting batting practice?

  218. P April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    really freaking lame of me to actually kinda hope jeter got hurt so he can sit out a few games..

    (not seriously hurt obviously) just can’t stand watching my hero play like this.. it’s too painful !

  219. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Colon is something…..proves the only thing a pitcher needs to be in shape is his pitching arm….

  220. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Phil Hughes may not have a position to come back to.

  221. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Colon is in the rotation.

    At this point in doesn’t matter what Hughes does.
    ___

    For now yes.
    I have said i see Nova going back to AAA when Hughes comes back.

  222. JobaTipsHisCap April 20th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Love to see arod back!

  223. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Montero now has 6 of the three hit games in 13 played. He also has 2 two hit games and only 2 hitless games

  224. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    The 2nd base ump was right there. what game is he watching. Thank goodness the HP ump gave some help.

  225. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Will Jeter go deep 5 times this year?? Depends if you count his Minka encounters…..

  226. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    G-C – I don’t think we’ll see 4 years of this type of performance. Jeter’s pride won’t stand for it. He’s got all the money he needs, and he’s too smart. He’ll hang it up, and fade into the sunset.

  227. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Montero with three more hits.

    Can we bring him and Maxwell up, and bench Posada and send Gardner back to AAA?

  228. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    P April 20th, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    really freaking lame of me to actually kinda hope jeter got hurt so he can sit out a few games..

    (not seriously hurt obviously) just can’t stand watching my hero play like this.. it’s too painful !
    ————————————————————
    Short of a trade for King Felix, an injury to Jeter would be the best thing that could happen to the Yankees right now.

    It would completely take Girardi off the hook Cashman hung him on, and the Yankees would INSTANTLY get signifcantly better both offensively and defensively at the SS position.

  229. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    So far Colon is just what the doctor ordered. Every inning that a starter goes is one more inning when Girardi can’t make a bad bullpen move.

  230. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    If Colon can pitch the 7th inning that would be great for the bullpen

  231. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Romine with a solo homer, 3-2 Trenton

  232. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    So far Colon is just what the doctor ordered. Every inning that a starter goes is one more inning when Girardi can’t make a bad bullpen move.
    ___

    Come on. He got the ball to Rivera with a two run lead last night. SHould have been it.

  233. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I’m still not giving up on Jeter, but if this is the beginning of the end, I can’t imagine he’s just going to hang around for 4 more years……..he’s got too much pride. If he does, that’s going to kill the Yanks.

    It is very sad, but it’s just part of being human.

  234. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    Both Jeter and Gardner are slumping badly. Too early to write either one off,
    ———————————————————————–
    You’re right about one of them.

    Gardner led the reg’s in OBP last year. Jeter, on the other hand, has been like this for 10 months.

  235. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Is Colon going to celebrate after the game tonite at White Castle ?

  236. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Laura, I’d be shocked if Phil is wally pipped by any of these pitchers……..

  237. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I agree that Jeter won’t hang around if he continues to dip significantly.
    Once he gets his 3,000 hits there isnt much else.

  238. hardwired7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Jeter is having a dud of a season so far, but it could be worse, just ask Magglio Ordonez: 0 HRs and 0 RBI so far this season (w/just 1 XBH).

  239. NYY fan in NH April 20th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Jeter at .222 avg. Could a player with all those .300 career avg seasons just lose it that quickly?? 3,000 hits may take a little longer this season

  240. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Does Gardner have any options left? Not that I think the Yanks would do it but he can definitely use it to work on his hitting issues and practice bunting.

  241. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    If that’s the case, then they might as well trade Phil right now………….or as soon as his velocity returns. Of course, if they kept him at AAA, it wouldn’t do much for his trade value

  242. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Alex doesn’t even have a plate appearance tonight.

  243. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    # DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Will Jeter go deep 5 times this year?? Depends if you count his Minka encounters…..

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

    Minka does encounters ? ? ?

  244. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Montero doing it big again tonight 3 knocks.

  245. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    “Every inning that a starter goes is one more inning when Girardi can’t make a bad bullpen move.’

    This is not a smart statement.

  246. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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

    Now it’s time trade Phil ? Unbelievable !

  247. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Fooled Alex there.

  248. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    warren now through 7 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts. 82 pitches, 51 strikes

  249. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Tar April 20th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    ‘This is not a smart statement’.

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

    Just a true statement. :-)

  250. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Look Vineyard, if you aren’t going to read my post, then don’t bother responding with such a foolish statement. You clearly did NOT read my post.

  251. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Is Colon going to celebrate after the game tonite at White Castle ?

    ————————————————————————

    Do you really think a guy that size fools around with those little crap burgers?

  252. Patrick April 20th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Bartolo Colon is awesome haha… never trhought I’d say that again

  253. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Has Magglio Ordonez been that bad this year?

  254. P April 20th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    There’s a part of me that once to start a “let’s pull for the captain” full blown campaign. If there is anybody that has earned and deserves it, it’s Derek Jeter.. If I was some powerful omnipotent being, I would control the stadium fans to cheer Jeter at every at bat like it was his 2999th…

    Then.. I realize I am just one person gravely disappointed that the Jeter era may be at its end. Face it, there’s not a single true Yankee fan here that isn’t grateful for DJ and everything he’s meant to this team these last 15 years? I was wearing a Derek Jeter jersey before I learned how to walk ! Well, almost..

    Anyhow, you get the point !

  255. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    http://www.supersizedmeals.com.....5050438458

    This is what Bartolo gets busy with.

  256. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    True story….a bunch of my friends about 25 years ago ordered 100 burgers at White Castle….I bet Colon could eat that many by himself…

  257. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    What a magnificent job Colon is doing.

    I am hitting and running with posts so don’t know who has said what but I bet my bottom dollar YankeesNMore is nowhere in sight. He’s only brave enough to show up when he can take a shot at the Yankees or Cashman.

    Brian Cashman is absolutely brilliant. Look at our rotation. How about 4 starting pitchers with phenomenal experience and records to match? How about another pro in AAA just in case. (Okay he’s not great but I bet he can get some hitters out in relief if necessary.)

    Did Theo think of doing that with his pathetic rotation? Not a chance. It shouldn’t have been rocket science to try to get pitchers with experience in place because there was no way to tell what Beckett, DiceK and Lackey would turn into this season. And no way to predict what Lester and Chucky would do. Cashman made damned sure that he had people in place in the event that someone went south, the way Hughes did.

    And I don’t give a rat that it’s two weeks into the season. I have eyes.

    Yankees are in very good shape. Yes the words are right there. Be sure to save this post with bated breath, just hoping to prove me wrong.

    :)

  258. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Girardi should get someone up just incase…

  259. P April 20th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    To think we let Matt Holiday slide because we though Brett Gardner was a better bargain.. At least we managed to get Granderson ! I couldn’t imagine a Gardner, Cabrera, Swisher OF.

  260. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Trish, he is here on his anti-Jeter crusade.

  261. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Colon may make it to the 8th.
    Have any of our starters touched the 8th yet?

  262. Shame Spencer April 20th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Just tuned in.. 7 innings and 71 pitches?! Good god!! Tonight must’ve been a good night on LoHud.

  263. G-C April 20th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    For someone so fat Colon really has awesome pitching mechanics.

    It almost helps that he’s so small because everything is so compact and easy towards the plate.

    Its almost funny watching someone with such an unathletic build deliver the ball in such an athletic way.

  264. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    So who out of the pen tonight?

  265. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    Is Colon going to celebrate after the game tonite at White Castle ?

    ————————————————————————

    Do you really think a guy that size fools around with those little crap burgers?

    _______________________________________________________________

    Colon doesn’t do burgers, he likes those 32 ounce ribeyes from Smith and Wolenski’s

  266. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Colon looks great. Hopefully Joe will let him get through the seventh.

  267. Carlo April 20th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Where the heck is the 7th inning guy? What about the formula? This is insane behavior!

  268. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    please stay away from the save situation so we dont have to question using Rivera again.

  269. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Guess Logan is going to get in today….

  270. JM April 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I would be quite happy to see Jeter hit .270 or .280….I am not giving up on him yet.

  271. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Of course Robertson is warming

  272. Bronx Jeers April 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    He just threw 2 FB’s @ 94 mph

  273. P April 20th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    “””trisha – true pinstriped blue April 20th, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    What a magnificent job Colon is doing.”””

    I do agree with you undeniably for once !

    However, Cashman swooping up all these veteran arms was more of an act of desperation than a strategic plan. It was the result of not having many options after Lee fell through. It’s not the first time we caught fire taking risks.. If you remember Chacon and Small.. they were a huge help.. I mean c’mon who thought Small would win 10 games and lost 0 ??

    Anyhow, regardless if it was a plan or luck.. I am very happy that it’s working out so far.. because we’d be very screwed if Garcia or Colon pitched even mediocrely. Instead, they are pitching like ACES !

    Who know’s maybe Hughes goes to the Pen and Nova Starts? Dunno what they’re gonna do, but at least we have options now !

  274. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    WTF That was right there.

  275. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    D Rob’s arm is going to fall off.

  276. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    JM April 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    I would be quite happy to see Jeter hit .270 or .280….I am not giving up on him yet.

    ___________________________________________________________________

    Derek just isn’t makiing good contact. I think Long has him all screwed up.

  277. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    both of those looked like strikes.
    he still looks fine, give it one more batter.

  278. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Tough call here. I wish Logan was a little better then it would be a no brainer, but…

  279. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    OK, this should be Colon’s last batter….and Joe goes to the mound.

    He’s got Colon on a short leash here. Last batter if he doesn’t get him……I think…..

  280. hardwired7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Has Magglio Ordonez been that bad this year?

    ———–

    he has. after 30 ABs, he has just 7 total bases.

  281. Carlo April 20th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Did David Cone really just say that getting up 6 or 7 times to come out to the mound is one of the rigors of pitching now?

  282. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I like this move. Let Colon have one more hitter, even thugh it looks like he is starting to fatigue…

  283. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Girardi get him out of there. Of course once again the manager knows he is tired but will leave him out there. You can’t make these things up with him. Of course Colon is goign to say that he doesn’t want to leave the game, no pitcher will admit it. How stupid

  284. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    ‘If that’s the case, then they might as well trade Phil right now………….or as soon as his velocity returns. Of course, if they kept him at AAA, it wouldn’t do much for his trade value’.

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

    Basically you said if he is ‘Wally Pipped’ (Gehrig) they should trade him, or be sent down. I don’t think I missed anything, did I ?

  285. JM April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Has there been a night where DRob has not warmed up?

  286. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    p

    It’s way to early to dig Jeter’s grave.

    I actually think he’s swinging the bat a little better, and looks more comfortable at the plate.

    Give it a couple of more weeks and see where he’s at.

    Oh and just filter out all the haters, for some reason he has a lot of those.

  287. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Girardi should have brought Colon a snack when he visited the mound…

  288. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    ok this will probably be the last batter.
    Robertson may get his bases loaded opp day 2.

  289. Carlo April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    DP coming

  290. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Girardi never ever learns. It’s sad that his eyes can’t tell him when a pitcher is done.

  291. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    wow, Colon gets a break, and the Jays embarrass themselves.

  292. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Looked like Alex was translating during that meeting.

    Big break for the Yanks there on the base running mistake

  293. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    What a bad baserunning play by Arencibia. Gives Colon a big break.

    And time to get Colon for a job very wsell. done

  294. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    GJ Bartolo

  295. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Okay. I’ve seen enough of Colon; go get him out of there, Joe

  296. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Nice Job Bartolo.

    And good move here by Joe.

  297. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Super job by Colon. In control all night long

  298. Salliedogs7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Great job by Colon.

  299. BD (Boston Dave) April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    GB7,

    What are your thoughts on Jose Ramirez’s early struggles?

    He was a guy I thought had a chance to be one of the impact arms to see the Bronx and contribute one day.

  300. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Big break and smart play by Teixeira and to Swisher for hitting the proper cutoff.

  301. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    embarrassing….two men on one base…lol

  302. rr212 April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Very lucky there. Joe really needs to get a better feel for his starters. No reason he shoulda faced snider.

  303. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Colon earned that shot at the last batter.
    His walk looked like he had strike 3 twice.
    This time, i am fine with Joe leaving him in to face Snyder.

  304. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    You really couldn’t get my drift, Vineyard? I’m saying that if the Yankees Wally Pipp Phil Hughes and he doesn’t get his starting job back, then yeah – you might as well trade him as then what are you going to do? Are you going to keep him in AAA? Are you going to send him back to the pen? If you keep him in AAA, he might have time to become a better pitcher, but man – think about the ramifications of that. Are you going to send him back to the pen? That would set Phil back as a starter for a long time – you might just as well convert him to a reliever.

  305. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Dave, I haven’t seen him this year,and no reports on issues. He’s just getting hammered and he’s too good for that to happen without a reason.

  306. RS April 20th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I’m watching this on Gameday. Can someone explain what just happened?

  307. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Soriano pitches the 9th today?

  308. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Nice job by Colon. It’s a shame that he couldn’t get through seven, but I like that Joe gave him a chance to stretch himself out a bit.

  309. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    i wouldnt be opposed to Robertson as our future closer.
    he always seems to come throw in tough situations.

  310. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I think Robertson gets a real kick out of these appearances.

  311. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    So happy for Colon – he’s worked hard to get back to the majors and he really came up huge. He and Garcia – fantastic.

  312. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    this is why joba is the 7th inning guy and robertson isnt…

    Robertson lives for these situations.

  313. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Tar April 20th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    “Every inning that a starter goes is one more inning when Girardi can’t make a bad bullpen move.’ This is not a smart statement.

    ********

    It’s tongue in cheek. (and the truth in my opinion)

  314. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    i wouldnt be opposed to Robertson as our future closer.
    he always seems to come throw in tough situations.
    ——————–

    D-Rob has swing-and-miss stuff, which is a must for a late inning reliever in my book.

  315. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Robertson better get used to these situations. It seems like Girardi loves to test him and see if he can pass the test.

  316. BD (Boston Dave) April 20th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks GB7.

    We’ll see – it’s only a few starts but I also expected him to have little trouble at this level.

  317. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    RS. runner from 2nd didnt go home on the base hit. Runner from 1st went to 3rd thinking that the runner from 2nd did go home.
    Ends up 2 men on 3rd and a gift out. Now 1st and 3rd 2 outs.

  318. pat April 20th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    RS

    Bad baserunning. 2 men on 3B and Tex took the cutoff from Swish, ran across the field and tagged one out.

  319. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    RS,

    Runners on 1st and 2nd. On the basehit, the coach held the runner at 3rd, but the runner behind him didn’t see the runner being held and he went to 3rd base so there were 2 runners on 3rd.

  320. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Montero ends with a strikeout, 3-5. Since last night, his average has “plummitted” from .452 to .423

  321. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    was that to change eye level?

  322. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    This feels like a much closer game than 4 runs right now. High intensity.

  323. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Dammit man.

  324. P April 20th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Tar,

    I vent here how frustrated I am with Jeter.. he’s been terrible.. dreadful.. A few games, before last nights he seemed to be hitting the ball harder and more square.. but these last 2 games, he looks completely lost again. I mean he helps the pitchers out so much by swinging at garbage..

    It seems he’s not seeing the ball well at all. I still have hope that he’ll snap out of it and I don’t deny for a second that he can’t finish this season hitting over .300.. but if he’s still doing the same in May, then I really will worry and agree to move him down the batting order.

    Like I said tho, if one Yankee deserves 100% patience and respect it’s Jeter !! I’ll vent here, but when I’m at the game, I cheer for Jeter like he is a rookie with his first big hit.. Any true Yankee fan should be doing the same.. Derek Jeter is one of the truest Yankee’s HOF’er and will undoubtably have his #2 retired !

    Spread the word.. “Cheer Jeter like he has 2999th hit, every time he goes to the plate” it’s the least we can do !

  325. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    ***plummeted***

  326. RS April 20th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    thanks guys!

  327. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Thatwas nice CB

  328. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Can D-Rob bounce one?

  329. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Damn..But honestly Girardi can’t expect that Robertson will get out of these situations every single time. There was no reason to let it get this far. Girardi just loves to to give a pitcher 2 or 3 extra batters than he should face when they are done.

  330. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Betsy. If Hughes has a bad year, he has a bad year. It happens to many good pitchers. He’s 24 years old with great tools you don’t ditch him. Come on now.

  331. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    coney is smart

  332. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Cone calls it

  333. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Add more runs please.

  334. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    WC, you’re not reading my post correctly if you think that’s what I’m saying – I think I made myself pretty clear.

  335. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Cone is so good (so is Robertson).

    Talking about purposely bouncing pitches in the dirt with two strikes…. He makes it seem so logical.

  336. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    P, well said! Jeter’s earned our support when he’s going through a rough patch.

  337. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Nice pitch,bottom dropped right out..

  338. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Robertson’s control isn’t to the point where he can close….unless you want Don Stanhouse closing.

    The closers are no in Scranton and Charleston.

  339. Carlo April 20th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Nice start for warren tonight in scranton. and montero has 3 hits yet again.

  340. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Ok there was a lot Giradi second guessing yesterday.

    Feel free to share with us how he should approach the 8th and 9th.

  341. rr212 April 20th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Ugly AB Po.

  342. Vineyard Yankee April 20th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Most ML Players get their starting jobs back when they return from an injury, Hughes will be no different.

  343. RS April 20th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    How many pitches did Rivera throw yesterday?

  344. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Robertson may be the most important reliever in the Yankee bullpen.

    Fortunately we have an 11 million dollar EIG to protect Robertson’s work on days when the weather is nice.

  345. igotid88 April 20th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Damn tie game RAngers/Caps

  346. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Who’s next? Joba? Soriano? Pendleton?

  347. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Vineyard, what on earth are you talking about ? Laura is the one who suggested he might not have a spot when he’s ready – my whole point has been that it would be a terrible idea to Wally Pipp him.

    Robertson is not quite as valuable as Mo

  348. Gary April 20th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Radio, I think Joba to Soriano tonight. Mo threw alot of pitches last night

  349. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    It wasn’t clear to me, I’m not sure what the reference was to keeping him in AAA that’s not an option. Hughes has had a few bad games, isn’t it early to speculate about the death penalty? I want him to pitch well to help the team but if it takes him a while so be it. Whether he works on it with the team or in the minors or gets some work in the pen – I think the team will figure it out with him. I think any precipitous moves would be reactionary and wrong wherever he goes to work it out.

  350. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Also, I’m not giving up on Soriano by any means………Robertson has had his rough patches as well

  351. JM April 20th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Can Soriano close tonight? Can’t remember how many pitches he threw yesterday.

  352. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Robertson should start the 8th inning. I wonder if Mo will pitch the 9th? He definitely can use a day off but with Girardi who knows.

  353. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    If Mo is available, Sori to Mo.

    If not Joba to Sori.

  354. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I’d skip Joba in the 8th. Stick with Robertson, have Logan up, then Soriano in the 9th.

  355. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Bet people wish the Yankees hit a couple dingers now.

  356. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Ok there was a lot Giradi second guessing yesterday.

    Feel free to share with us how he should approach the 8th and 9th.
    ———————————————————————–

    I vote for giving the night off, absent a ninth inning crisis. I’m fine with letting Soriano closing out the game tonight–not as a negative reflection on Rivera, rather to get him some rest.

  357. Betsy April 20th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    WC, if you were following, Laura is the one who suggested that Phil could be Wally Pipped. Regardless of how I feel about him as a pitcher, I think that would be a horrible, horrible idea…….. However, we don’t have to worry about that for awhile

  358. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I called that. Soriano was ok last night with his count, Rivera was not.

  359. Against All Odds April 20th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    D-rob for another inning????????…Girardi has been reading Lohud

  360. RS April 20th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Soriano should be able to pitch back to back days with the off day tomorrow

  361. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I meant to say: I vote for giving RIVERA the night off, absent a ninth inning crisis. I’m fine with letting Soriano closing out the game tonight–not as a negative reflection on Rivera, rather to get him some rest.

  362. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Ok Joe listened to some of you, or somebody is not avalable.

  363. Carlo April 20th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    the toronto bullpen, the physical structure, not the pitchers, looks like a really putrid place to be as a visitor.

  364. Patrick April 20th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    David Robertson looks GREAT this year

  365. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Robertson is out there because Joba and Mo have worked ALOT.

  366. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Robertson better hope that he pitches a good inning otherwise it’s back to the dog house. I really hope we don’t see Logan in the 9th inning. I don’t think he can handle that type of situation.

  367. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    LGY – :) about Robertson. Most important reliever not named Mariano.

    And, we should not underestimate that.

  368. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Change up go

  369. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    In the 9th, if it is still 3 runs, I would bet we see Soriano and if we tack a few on, Logan.

  370. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Robertson is out there because Joba and Mo have worked ALOT.

    As opposed to Robertson who has hardly worked at all! :)

    It seems like Joe is doing tonight what he should have done yesterday…

  371. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Outstanding performance by Adam Warren and Scranton. Final Box score, 6-0

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_lhvaaa_1

  372. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    94?

  373. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I think Robertson is working toward untradeable status, where i think only Banuelos sits now.

  374. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    It seems like Joe is doing tonight what he should have done yesterday…

    ——————————

    I agree. I’m quite pleased with the job that Girardi has done so far tonight. I’ve got no complaints, at all.

  375. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    That wasn’t a good FB there.

  376. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Agreed Besty. Time is on Hughes and the Yankees side given his age and that he isn’t injured. Has to be something mechanical – I really believe they will figure it out.

  377. BD (Boston Dave) April 20th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Tampa Rays are what….. 8-1 since they were freed from Manny?

  378. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    i’m sure Bautista’s home run increase is all because of his new “high leg kick”

  379. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Tampa Yanks still trail, but trying to close the gap. 6-3 down, starting the 8th inning. Lyerly and Ibarra with big nights so far.

  380. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Keeping the roid man to a single is ok. Oh great here is Logan….

  381. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hope Logan can do his job vs. the lefty.

    Nice relief job by Robertson.

  382. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I like this move as well. I think that we need to get more out of Logan than we have been..

  383. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    This is what Logan’s for, to get lefty hitters. Yeah, he’s had problems so far, but he’s not going to get better on the bench. You have to use him.

    And he gets it done.

  384. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you.

    More runs.

  385. hillbillyshakespeare April 20th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    i can’t stand logan

  386. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Logan comes through.

    Looks like Soriano is going to close.

  387. hillbillyshakespeare April 20th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    nevermind, logan is clutch!

  388. JM April 20th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    A couple more runs would be nice…..

  389. Against All Odds April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Curtis!!!!!!!!!!

  390. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I love how Granderson’s swing makes it seem like he is already running as he connects

  391. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Romine with a big night for Trenton. 3-4 with 4 RBI and 2 homers.

  392. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    That’s my boy!!! Grandy!!!

  393. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Ouch!!!

  394. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Love it

  395. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Boom! 6 hrs for Grand

  396. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Yeah Curtis. An insurance run :)

  397. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    save gone, save mo and soriano.

  398. -Matt- April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Granderson’s heating up like crazy
    this is his night

  399. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I love Grandy! What a weapon he is turning out to be!

  400. Benny Blanco April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Grandy is unconscious!

  401. RS April 20th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Any chance Noesi gets a shot to pitch the 9th?

  402. 4 NYY April 20th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Romine, when he gets the chance, will be a good hitting catcher in MLB.

    Hope it’s with the Yanks.

  403. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    go pendleton now.

  404. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    My goodness, Curtis…..He has such a quick swing, such strong wrists….

  405. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Do not pitch Joba, Mo, or Sori in the 9th.

  406. igotid88 April 20th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Jeter will get his 3,000th hit Sept 15

  407. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Venditte pitched a perfect 8th inning, but is getting whacked around in the 9th inning. 6-3 Trenton.

  408. 4 NYY April 20th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Don’t care about the save, just a WIN !

    There will be plenty of chances for saves. And Mo will get em’ !!!

  409. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Derek 4-3ter is ancient.

  410. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    igotid88 April 20th, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    Jeter will get his 3,000th hit Sept 15
    ————————————————–
    Which year?

  411. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    pendleton coming in for the 9th.

  412. JobaTipsHisCap April 20th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Jeter’s new contract is $51m for 3 years, right?

  413. Tar April 20th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “Do not pitch Joba, Mo, or Sori in the 9th.’

    That leaves Noesi, Pendelton and maybe Nova.

  414. pat April 20th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    BloggingBombers With a four-run lead, Lance Pendleton now warming up for the Yankees.

  415. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Quick Poll

    Which is more ridiculous?
    1) Derek Jeter starting every day at SS

    2) Derek Jeter batting 1st or 2nd in the order

    3) Derek Jeter getting a $51 million guaranteed contract

  416. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    i called it. nice

  417. CB April 20th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I posted about this back at the beginning of last year even when he was struggling – Curtis Granderson has tremendous bat speed. Just amazing bat speed.

    There was no substantive reason that I could see for him to not be able to hit LH hitters or to be better than he was in 2009.

    He now has a swing that allows him to fully unleash that speed in his hands.

    The way he is just uncoiling on the ball is phenomenal.

    What an amazing weapon to have in CF.

  418. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Lucky for Jeter he just signed a multi-year contract….he may need all of the years to reach 3000 hits….

  419. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    That leaves Noesi, Pendelton and maybe Nova.

    —-

    That’s fine

  420. JobaTipsHisCap April 20th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    now A-Bomb time

  421. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Does alex go deep?

  422. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    alrodis only has hit 100 once tonight out of 25 pitches

  423. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Venditte squeaks out of it, but, he was what he is…a gimmick.

    6-3 trenton final.

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

  424. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    CB April 20th, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    I posted about this back at the beginning of last year even when he was struggling – Curtis Granderson has tremendous bat speed. Just amazing bat speed.

    There was no substantive reason that I could see for him to not be able to hit LH hitters or to be better than he was in 2009.

    He now has a swing that allows him to fully unleash that speed in his hands.

    The way he is just uncoiling on the ball is phenomenal.

    What an amazing weapon to have in CF

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

    Sort of an Oscar gamble type swing.

  425. P April 20th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    how many HR”s of Grandy’s have been solo ?

  426. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    interesting choice from Joe

  427. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Not a good start by Pendleton.

  428. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    how many HR”s of Grandy’s have been solo ?

    4 this year, 13 last year

  429. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    4 runs seems a little tight to be using the last man in the pen.

  430. JM April 20th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Don’t make this interesting, Lance….

  431. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Very, very strange move pitching the rookie. It’s not like they have a 7 run lead. If Soriano is warming up why isn’t he on the mound pitching???

  432. CB April 20th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    GB7,

    It’s just an awesome swing. He’s got so much hand speed that he can allow the ball to travel very deep in the zone and still uncoil on it.

    That’s why I thought he had the potential to hitting LH pitching better than he was. If you can allow the ball to travel deep then you have a much better shot to identify the pitch. There was no reason why he should struggle so much picking up that breaking ball to the outer half that was giving him so much trouble.

  433. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Lance maybe got squeezed on a pitch to Arencibia, but a ML pitcher has to work around bad calls.

  434. Jackson April 20th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Showcasing Lance for future trade

  435. David April 20th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Just think how much better we could be if we still had Ajax, instead of that scrub Granderson, who hits too many homers and not enough singles!

    !!!11!1!!1

  436. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    wheels coming off again?

  437. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    so who else can we bring in????

  438. Joe from Long Island April 20th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Looked like a makeup call by the ump. Pendleton getting squueexed.

  439. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Now you have to bring Soriano in

  440. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    So much for Pendleton’s minute of fame.

  441. YankeesNmore April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Hey… There’s a kid in the stands that didn’t get to play… Maybe we should pitch him next?

  442. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Girardi might as well find out what the kid has…

  443. JM April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    That experiment did not work well.

  444. Chase April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Joe “The Experiment” Girardi.

    He loves playing games and using new toys.

    He’s already cost this team at least 2 wins this season.

  445. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Ugh Joe come on.

    Leave Pendelton in.

  446. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    The idea was not using the guns if we had a non-save situation.
    Pendleton didnt get it done tonight so now we have Soriano.
    Gotta hold the lead today.

  447. RS April 20th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Has there been any games this season that were decided by more than 4 runs? Seems like we haven’t played any blowouts yet (win or lose).

  448. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    And the point of this was??? When did Girardi become so clueless with pitching!?!?!?!? You don’t mess around with only a 4 run lead. It seems we have another clueless Joe.

  449. Asd April 20th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    That kinda sucks, Pendleton didn’t pitch that badly, just got everything fouled off on that last at bat.

  450. Nick in SF April 20th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Thank god Granderson hit that homer, the Small Ball Express crap was torture!

  451. P April 20th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    dunno about this guy in.. what’s his name? pendleton?

    what was Joe thinking to put this guy in to begin with ?? He really had a great plan tonight.. I guess any night MO has the night off, so does Soriano, because Jo won’t want to step on Mo’s toes (jeebus I’m not rhyming on purpose) and let Soriano close..

    Very dumb plan by Joe G. to have this kid in mind for the 9th.. VERY DUMB.. if anything, he shoulda put him in, in the 7th and THEN brought D-Rob in..

    I mean what’s wrong with this guy?

  452. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    The Yankees have a 98% chance of winning this game right now.

  453. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    You’ve got to give Snider some credit on that one–it was a really good AB.

  454. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Soriano was warming up in the bullpen is he was obviously available so why would pitch some rookie who has only made 1 major league appearance??? Girardi’s moves really get dumber and dumber.

  455. P April 20th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Jeter,

    When Jeter went in the dugout after his groundout.. not a single teammate made eye contact with him.. they all were silent and emotionless looking..

    man, CHEER JETER !!

    (guess he was forced to use Sori anyway)

  456. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    CB April 20th, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    GB7,

    It’s just an awesome swing. He’s got so much hand speed that he can allow the ball to travel very deep in the zone and still uncoil on it.

    That’s why I thought he had the potential to hitting LH pitching better than he was. If you can allow the ball to travel deep then you have a much better shot to identify the pitch. There was no reason why he should struggle so much picking up that breaking ball to the outer half that was giving him so much trouble.

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

    Gamble and Mel hall had those kind of hands and wrists….sort of on the thin side and lighening fast.

    From the right side, though HOF talents, the young Hank Aaron and Ernie banks had that. You couldn’t throw hard enough to throw the ball past them. Not comparing them to Banks and Aaron, just swings and body types.

  457. EA April 20th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    “Has there been any games this season that were decided by more than 4 runs? Seems like we haven’t played any blowouts yet (win or lose).”

    No, and thats why the pen is exhausted. All the A guys have to pitch every night and Robertson has warmed up in pretty much every game too because our starters seem incapable of finishing complete innings before they tire.

    Even games (like today) that are not save situations, eventually turn into save situations because the pitcher we put in usually sucks and puts runners on.

  458. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Basically it was either Noesli or Pendelton to come in. I don’t mind the move at all.

    SO does his job here and its not an issue. Well it will be here, but that doesn’t really count as an issue in reality.

  459. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Very dumb plan by Joe G. to have this kid in mind for the 9th.. VERY DUMB.. if anything, he shoulda put him in, in the 7th and THEN brought D-Rob in..

    He brought in D-rob in the higher leverage situation. That was a smart play. The Yankees chances of winning in the 9th are staggeringly high. They are leading by 4 runs with 1 out.

  460. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    There’s a draft in the stadium

  461. JM April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    He wanted to see what Pendleton had. I wish they had a bigger lead to play with, though.

  462. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Did Joba die?

  463. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Jesus Christ!

  464. cs in la April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Seriously?

  465. RS April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Was Soriano this wild last year? Seems like he never has command of his fastball

  466. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Girardi loves to make things hairier than they should be. Soriano seems like another person who can’t handle NY.

  467. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I can’t imagine that Rivera would care if Girardi uses Soriano to close a few games. At least, not as long as Mo gets the ball in the big spots.

  468. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    WTF!!! Can no one throw strikes!!! Really

  469. EA April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “Soriano was warming up in the bullpen is he was obviously available so why would pitch some rookie who has only made 1 major league appearance??? Girardi’s moves really get dumber and dumber.”

    With the hope he could get 3 outs and not force Soriano into this game?

    We get on Joe for using his key relievers too much, but this is why he has to. Pedleton can pitch great when we’re trailing by 4. Need him to chew up an inning with a 4 run lead and he can’t.

  470. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    This is getting really nerve-wracking. Can’t the Yankees close out the Jays .

  471. NYY fan in NH April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    this is getting ugly!

  472. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Big out there

  473. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Soriano man want to opt out even with a bad year, to get away from the NY media and fans..

  474. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Got lucky there.

  475. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Entering the 9th inning the Yankees had close to a 100% chance of winning the game.

    4 runs is not a close game with 3 outs left.

  476. BBFan April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Martin is a real leader out there.

  477. JM April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    The Yankees have a difficult time winning in Toronto.

  478. P April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    oh jeebus..

    wow, now Joe G you F’N Moron, if you brought Soriano in to begin with instead of tap dancing with a rookie… we wouldn’t be threatened like this, now would we?

    can we fire Girardi? No seriously, when is Joe G’s contract up????!!!??

  479. cs in la April 20th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Sori cant handle NY because he walked a guy? Yah, thats right.

  480. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Game!

  481. Fran the original April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Soriano with the save and the Yanks win

  482. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    phew.

  483. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    If Escobar had the drive, he could be special, but, something seems to be lacking in his make-up.

  484. cs in la April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Way to go Sori.

  485. syd_cash April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    geez…why did that have 2 be dramatic

  486. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    The classic SO jersey UNTUCK. I love it. Everyone breath

  487. Carl April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Nice win nice win

  488. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 20th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Whew!

  489. NYY fan in NH April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Good Job Raffy!

  490. RadioKev April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Soriano gets the job done. Pendleton didn’t do much for his case with that appearance.

  491. ac1 April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    wow, now Joe G you F’N Moron, if you brought Soriano in to begin with instead of tap dancing with a rookie… we wouldn’t be threatened like this, now would we?
    ___

    Didnt you complain when Soriano came in vs. minny with a 4-0 lead, non save and blew it?

  492. West Coast Yankee Fan April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Gonna’ be an interesting year. Stock up on valium.

  493. JM April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    whew…..let’s get outta Toronto fast…LOL

  494. P April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Yippee !!!!

    Good game Yankees !!! (STUFF IT JOE GIRARDI!)

  495. RS April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This team could easily be 12-4 right now

  496. CB April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    There was no reason not to try to use Pendelton or Noesi. They still had Soriano to use in case they really needed him.

    They are going to have to deepen the pitchers used out of the pen. They cannot keep going to 3 guys.

    They are going to have to give guys like Pendelton and Noesi a shot.

  497. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    If you guys managed the Yankees you would Joe Torre every good reliever in the pen.

    4 runs or even 3 runs entering a 9th inning is basically a decided ballgame.

  498. Asd April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Girardi did not look happy just then.

  499. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    What a shocker. The same people complaining about not using other pitchers in the pen are the same ones complaining about using Pendleton.

  500. RS April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Granderson must be a reporter’s dream…so friendly, polite, and eloquent

  501. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    EA April 20th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    … Pedleton can pitch great when we’re trailing by 4. Need him to chew up an inning with a 4 run lead and he can’t
    ———————

    To be fair, nobody knows what Pendleton can do–that was the point of giving him a chance. The Yanks don’t get bonus points for winning this game by four runs, so Joe might as well use them to develop his guys.

  502. NYY fan in NH April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Rangers 3
    Capitals 3………….Overtime 9:10 min. left. Henrik just stoned Ovechkin on a breakaway.. Awesome!!

  503. Captain Clutch April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    “With the hope he could get 3 outs and not force Soriano into this game?”
    ———

    Pendleton has pitched in 1 major league game. Asking him to pitch in the 9th inning with only a 4 run lead against a good hitting team is way too much.

  504. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I’m guessing Colon is the player of the game….Duh!

  505. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    The same people complaining about not using other pitchers in the pen are the same ones complaining about using Pendleton.

    Another lohud fallacy special :)

  506. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Typo: Joe might as well use the lead to develop his guys.

  507. UnKnown April 20th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    EXactly CB. Right on. Thats what I am saying.

    Everyone on here is constantly complaining about Joe burning the same guys out. Then when Joe uses someone else guess what Everyone Complains.

    Not really a suprise I guess. COMPLAINERS!

  508. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Pendleton has pitched in 1 major league game. Asking him to pitch in the 9th inning with only a 4 run lead against a good hitting team is way too much.

    With only a 4 run lead???? 4 run outbursts don’t happen that often. Most relievers are capable of getting 3 outs before giving up 3 runs.

  509. Jerkface April 20th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    For the record, I was fine with using Pendleton in the 9th obviously. And I liked that he stuck with D-Rob, though I’m surprised he didn’t just pitch Logan for the 9th.

  510. LGY April 20th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    :arrow:

  511. Pepitone April 20th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Nice win, and Joe didn’t go the “formula” route tonight.

    I like this Yankee team.

  512. DocTodd April 20th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    RS you are so right, should be 12-4. Last night’s game was blown, as was the game CC left up 4-0

  513. BBFan April 20th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    “What a shocker. The same people complaining about not using other pitchers in the pen are the same ones complaining about using Pendleton.”

    These kids can relax now. The Yankees won.
    Hopefully Girardi does not show up in thier dreams and scare the he*ll out of them.
    We need them here on Friday to continue the whining :)

  514. Ghostwriter April 20th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    “The same people complaining about not using other pitchers in the pen are the same ones complaining about using Pendleton.”

    —————————————

    Not me. I had no problem with using Pendleton in this situation. I thought that it was the right move. It would have been nice if he got the 3 outs, but at least he got some experience. They’ve got to bloody the kid sometime.

  515. P April 20th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    ac1,

    “Didnt you complain when Soriano came in vs. minny with a 4-0 lead, non save and blew it?”

    ——————–

    Uhhh.. dunno budd.. but probably I “vented” if he blew a save?? I do complain but I don’t think you got the right guy tho.. but if you are looking for somebody to bicker with, which it seems based on the fact that you asked that question singling me out, I’m not him.. but good luck with your search!

  516. P April 20th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    “””CB April 20th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    There was no reason not to try to use Pendelton or Noesi. They still had Soriano to use in case they really needed him.

    They are going to have to deepen the pitchers used out of the pen. They cannot keep going to 3 guys.

    They are going to have to give guys like Pendelton and Noesi a shot.””””

    —–

    Yeah granted.. I may have jumped the gun.. I was just nervous after last nights collapse! I still would’ve used the rookie before Drob tho if I was planning on using him at all !

  517. GreenBeret7 April 20th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    “P”issbag is a constant whiner. He’s Larry’s other brother, Daryl.

  518. hman23 April 20th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Also, for the record, I was one of the ones complaining about Girardi last night, but thought in contrast he did a good job tonight.

    No need to go to Soriano or Mo (I assume he was not available anyway) with a four run lead. He needs to see what guys can do, and there are only so many 6+ leads do do that. 4 runs ahead, he tried Pendleton and went to Soriano when he needed to.

    No problem with that.

    And, he kept Robertson in for the 8th. No complaints there either.

  519. 4 NYY April 20th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Some on here that knock Jeter have a short memory.

    Maybe they should go to the stadium and tell him face to face ! Got guts ?

  520. Vineyard Yankee April 21st, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    :arrow:

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