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Game 18: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 24, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (11-6)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Freddy Garcia (1-0, 1.29)
Garcia vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (8-11)
Brian Roberts 2B
Nick Markakis RF
Derrek Lee 1B
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Luke Scott LF
Adam Jones CF
Mark Reynolds 3B
Matt Wieters C
Cesar Izturis SS

RHP Jake Arrieta (0-2, 3.38)
Arrieta vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:35 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Best game-time weather of the year, and it’s not even close. This is a gorgeous day in Baltimore.

UMPIRES: HP Angel Campos, 1B Marvin Hudson, 2B Ted Barrett, 3B Brian Runge

GARCIA IN BALTIMORE: The current group of Orioles has a total of 65 at-bats against Freddy Garcia. They’ve hit .400/.444/.692 against him. Brian Roberts is 10-for-21 with two home runs and four doubles.

YANKEES ON EASTER: Happy Easter to those who celebrate. Since 1960, the Yankees are 14-19 on Easter Sunday. In that stretch, the Yankees have previously played the Orioles on Easter twice. The Yankees won in 1963 and lost in 2007.

GARDY GOES YARDY: The Yankees are 9-0 in games when Brett Gardner hits a home run.

TWO AWAY: Derek Jeter needs two hits to tied Frank Robinson for 31st place on baseball’s all-time hits list. Jeter has 2,941.

READY FOR PAYBACK: Before today’s game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that the Yankees might retaliate for last night’s hit by pitch. “We’ll deal with it,” Showalter said. ”(It was) self-inflicted.”

UPDATE, 1:38 p.m.: Granderson’s seventh home run is a two-run shot for a 2-0 Yankees lead before they make an out.

UPDATE, 2:15 p.m.: So far so good for Freddy Garcia. He loaded the bases in the second but got out of it with a strikeout. He’s walked two already, which might be the biggest concern in these first two innings.

UPDATE, 2:31 p.m.: Three scoreless from Garcia, and he opened the third inning with back-to-back strikeouts. The guy mixes so many pitches, he really seems to do a nice job keeping hitters guessing and off balance. That 87-mph fastball looks pretty fast when it comes immediately after a 72-mph curve.

UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez just hustled his way to an RBI, beating out the play at first to avoid a double play and drive in Granderson. By the way, just had this conversation with Marc Carig: Right now, is Granderson the best center fielder in the American League? Has to be, right?

UPDATE, 3:20 p.m.: Garcia is through six scoreless. He just keeps changing speeds — in that last at-bat against Guerrero he was mixing a 76-mph curveball with an 89-mph fastball with an 82-mph slider — and it’s working. Nothing overwhelming, just effective.

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: Six scoreless from Garcia, now here comes Chamberlain-Soriano-Rivera to handle the seventh, eighth and ninth. It’s still 3-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 3:37 p.m.: Now it’s a ballgame. Chamberlain just gave up a two-run homer to Mark Reynolds and the Orioles have pulled within 3-2.

UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: In the top of the eighth, Dave Robertson is getting loose in the bullpen, not Rafael Soriano.

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: Runners at the corners with two outs in the eighth, Girardi is turning to Mariano Rivera to face the lefty Luke Scott. Boone Logan was getting loose, but Girardi pulled out the big gun.

UPDATE, 4:02 p.m.: That’s a big-time catch by Gardner in left, and the Yankees are out of the jam. Looked like a sure double off the bat.

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m.: Rivera has now blown a save in back-to-back appearances.

UPDATE, 4:57 p.m.: Nice work by Boone Logan, but now we have a rain delay in the 11th. No good. Not good at all.

UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: The crew is out to remove the tarp. Looks like the game will begin again shortly.

UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: Scheduled to resume in five minutes. The tarp is off and the umpires are out.

UPDATE, 5:35 p.m.: Here we go. Cano at the plate. Jason Berken is the new O’s pitcher.

UPDATE, 5:38 p.m.: Cano has extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Meanwhile, Nunez was used to pinch run for Posada, now Chavez will pinch hit for Nunez.

UPDATE, 5:43 p.m.: Logan is getting loose in the bullpen. Looks like he’ll stay in to face Luke Scott in the bottom of this inning.

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463 Responses to “Game 18: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Go Yankees!

    Bury Baltimore deeper in last place — no resurrection! :evil:

  2. Against All Odds April 24th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Jeter

  3. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Early offense: the best leadership!

  4. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Grandy!!!

  5. Against All Odds April 24th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Curtis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Yanks picking right up where they left off last night :)

    Curtis

  7. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Granderson – Whuurf

  8. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Jeter leads, Curtis follows!

    Bark louder, Buck!

  9. raymagnetic April 24th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    No need to hit any Oriole players. Let the bats do the talking!

  10. Against All Odds April 24th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    These are the new Orioles?

  11. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Feels like a bad inning :(

  12. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thought the Yankees would get more that inning.

    Oh well.

    Let’s go Yankees and Garcia.

  13. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Well, what’s that they said – that Swisher is batting 105 left handed and right behind him is the mighty Hip Hip. Cano imploded – struck himself out.

  14. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Nice play by Tex

  15. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    looks like attendance in MLB is down all over…

  16. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Nice inning, Garcia. That’s quiet leadership.

  17. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    every squirrel finds a nut..Gardner found his last night

  18. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    But it was still on the ground. :(

  19. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Derek 2 for 2.

  20. Yankeefran April 24th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I so want Jeter to get his stroke back! Great start for him today!

  21. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    if I may

    # joeman April 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Jeter will get it going this series ……

  22. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Grandy’s only hitting .250 something, but it feels like he’s been much better than that

  23. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Need to call that pitch outside for both sides.

  24. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    4 no hitters going on right now.

  25. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Grandy’s only hitting .250 something, but it feels like he’s been much better than that

    .274

  26. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Carl,

    Which games?

  27. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    there’s no way that umpire can see the outside corner from where he’s set up

  28. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Carl, thanks!

  29. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Garcia don’t get that corner pitch he’ll be in trouble

  30. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Nice job by Garcia to escape trouble

  31. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Pitched around Wieters. Love that experience.

  32. mick April 24th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    looks like attendance in MLB is down all over…
    =========================
    at this blog too

  33. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Carl,

    Which games?

    only 2 now :(

    JJ and Ubalado are no hitter each other.

  34. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Garcia has 5 pitches-slow,slower,slowest, more slowest, & most slowest.

    Nick-
    Buck Showaltoriole hasn’t moved when they focus on him in the dugout. Is he breathing? :)

  35. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Ubaldo***

  36. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Carl,

    Johnson and Jimenez .That is a great pitching match-up.

  37. mick April 24th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    The fans’ treatment of Alex was really abominable – booing him in ST, on Opening day, after the first at bat. In their eyes, they never forgave him for the Esquire article. Sure I guess now they love him, but some of us have been Alex fans from the beginning of his tenure here and didn’t just jump on the bandwagon when he won a WS. The idea that he had to win a WS to be embraced, or at least, well-tolerated, is ridiculous since it takes more than one player to win and more than one to lose.
    =============================
    It’s their right to boo. Just like you get booed in here for whatever it is you don’t contribute, Alex got booed. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

  38. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Cano has to get back to being some what patient. He is hacking away at everything right now.

  39. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Fran you can watch it free on mlb.com

  40. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks Carl.

  41. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Boy, Swisher is overswinging on everything. Screwed himself in to the ground on that last pitch.

  42. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I’m just getting up to speed, but I read earlier and redundantly before regarding Betsy’s claim that under Torre’s watch that there was never any paybacks…..Betsy maybe you’re weren’t old enough to watch baseball in 2003, however there was this near riot during the ALCS at Fenway between Pedro and The Rocket…..Others included Don Zimmer, Karim Garcia and the bullpen security guard…….Stick to kickball

  43. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Arrieta is just throwing breaking ball after breaking ball

  44. G-C April 24th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Colon might not be the only one remaking his career this season.

    Freddy’s throwing the ball like Mussina in 2008.

  45. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Nice inning by Garcia.

    The Mets are winning again. Guess they found a team worse than them-the D’backs.

  46. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Boo Mets, lol………The D-Backs must really stink.

  47. Mark-Cant Touch This April 24th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Yankees need to sit CB

  48. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Betsy,

    Well the Mets can beat the D’backs. Hope they get swept by Philly next weekend.

  49. Laura - I Bleed Blue April 24th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    “I’m just getting up to speed, but I read earlier and redundantly before regarding Betsy’s claim that under Torre’s watch that there was never any paybacks”

    “Never” is the wrong word. There weren’t MANY paybacks under Torre.

  50. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    They are really having issues seeing his breaking ball and laying off of it. Them fishing at it has kept Arrieta in the game.

  51. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Fran, I hope so too!

  52. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Just between the FB, Slider, Splitter – three speeds, three increasing breaks. And then there’s the Change and CB. And Garcia did this last year.

  53. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I thought Torre was just paying back the Bigelow Tea sponsors?

  54. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Gardner is lucky that Chavez can’t play LF. But I think it’s time to give Jones a chance. I really think Gardner can benefit from a stint in the minors. Leading all of baseball in called 3rd strikes over the last year isn’t a good thing.

  55. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Nice grab by Alex.

  56. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue April 24th, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    “I’m just getting up to speed, but I read earlier and redundantly before regarding Betsy’s claim that under Torre’s watch that there was never any paybacks”

    “Never” is the wrong word. There weren’t MANY paybacks under Torre.
    _______________
    Brian Bruney–Boston–One man headhunter

  57. mick April 24th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Pat M

    Aren’t you honored to be on Betsy’s Ignore list…I know I am.

  58. mick April 24th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue April 24th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    “I’m just getting up to speed, but I read earlier and redundantly before regarding Betsy’s claim that under Torre’s watch that there was never any paybacks”

    “Never” is the wrong word. There weren’t MANY paybacks under Torre.
    =================================
    Laura

    She deals in absolutes.

  59. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Grandy going opp field baby

  60. kd April 24th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    granderson is really stating his case for an all star berth.

  61. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Grandy and Tex up to .286

  62. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    mick…..those who elect to remain blind will forever live in darkness…..I thought that over time she might have learned something about the game rather than quoting a barrage of sports writers and level C bloggers

  63. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    GJ beating that out Alex

  64. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Alex just managed to beat that out. Good job.

  65. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Good job by Arod beating that out

  66. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Cano strikes himself out again.

  67. Carlo April 24th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    5 feels like the magic number for us to win today. We score 5, we win the game.

  68. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Long has some work to do with Cano and the strike zone

  69. Carlo April 24th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Captain Clutch – yeah, I’m sure Long is up at night worrying about Cano.

  70. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Garcia with another quick inning.

  71. BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Yanks will have disadvantage for All Star selection.
    After the voing starts, they spend most of the time on the road.
    We all need to do lot of internet voting to compensate for that.

  72. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    havent noticed many trolls in here lately :)

  73. BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    If the form holds, the following position players will be voted in for ASG:

    Alex
    Cano
    Grady
    Martin

    Mo should be selected by his peers.

  74. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    “Yanks will have disadvantage for All Star selection.
    After the voing starts, they spend most of the time on the road.
    We all need to do lot of internet voting to compensate for that.”

    —————

    I’ll do my part.

  75. BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Tex has a shot at ASG, but he needs to improve his average.

  76. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Um Michael Kay the play was not that great.

  77. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Swisher and Posada are getting absolutely killed by breaking balls today

  78. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    who needs cliff lee when we have freddy garcia!! :)

  79. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    “Long has some work to do with Cano and the strike zone”

    —————

    yeah, Cano is really struggling these days….

    what “work” exactly does a hitting coach do with a veteran hitter regarding the strike zone? seriously?

    Long: Robbie, this is a strike. this isn’t a strike. Now go out there and maybe you’ll have a 12 game hitting streak some day.

    I suppose some people expect players to be flawless?

  80. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    If the form holds, the following position players will be voted in for ASG:

    Alex
    Cano
    Grady
    Martin
    _____________
    Mauer probably still gets C votes

  81. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Texeria is hitting .286, he usually doesn’t reach that neighborhood until August…..Not too many rips about his slow starts and being a mistake signing anymore…….

  82. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Garcia is throwing bugs bunny pitches to oriole hitters.

  83. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I am really impressed with Garcia so far this season.

  84. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Martin giving the ump whatfor. Good man.

  85. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Garcia is putting on a clinic.

    6IP 2 hits 7K

    90 pitches

  86. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Grandy is the best Chad.

  87. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Let’s hope that moron Joe Girardi doesn’t go take out Garcia and go to his 7-8-9 combo now.

  88. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Not too many rips about his slow starts and being a mistake signing anymore…….
    ***********
    Pat M,

    For today at least ;)

  89. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    Texeria is hitting .286, he usually doesn’t reach that neighborhood until August…..Not too many rips about his slow starts and being a mistake signing anymore…….
    ====================

    Pat,

    unless Tex goes 0-20 over the next week, i think its safe to say that he’s atone for his past april slumps.

  90. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    And all the while Buddha Showalter watches…. and fumes.

  91. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    ARod called it in ST when he said Garcia could win 15 games on this team. When ARod speaks, people should listen.

  92. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Cano for some reason, this year, is taking these mighty hacks at pitches way out of the strike zone. He’s never done this before. It’s really strange.

  93. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Young Balt pitcher did pretty well. Good prospect rushed before his time tot he bigs.

  94. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Pat M,

    Tex is on pace for more than 475 total bases (and 144 runs)

    his good start (well, 475 total base pace is a wee bit more than ‘good’) is a big part of the reason the Yanks are in 1st.

    If Hughes and Nova round into shape in the near future, this team is going to coast.

  95. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Looks like that idiot Girardi is going to take Garcia out.

    If he does, he should be fired on the spot. If only Cashman gave a crap about the team.

  96. Joe from Long Island April 24th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I had the same thought, barring injury, Freddy could win 15 this year.

  97. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Girardi has the best bullpen in baseball. If he doesn’t use it here to close the door, he would be crucified if Garcia gave up the lead.

    He is darned if he does or doesn’t. I’ll trust his opinion on this. Needs to get relievers work.

  98. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    And Three, Two, One cue the “Girardi is an idiot.

  99. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    And Three, Two, One cue the “Girardi is an idiot.
    _____________
    I’ll have respect for their opinions when they show me their World Championship rings.

  100. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Great job by Garcia today. He deserves a W and hopefully the bullpen can get him one.

  101. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    BD….Mark Texeria will be in the mix for the AL MVP ….I always believed he’d win at least 1 after he signed

  102. RS April 24th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I would let Garcia go another inning. Why burn your 3 best relievers when you don’t need to? Only reason I can understand this move is if Joe thinks Joba and Soriano will get rusty from all the days off

  103. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Girardi IS an idiot. He complains that he has to use the bullpen too much because his starters aren’t going deep enough and then he pulls Garcia, who doesn’t have a high pitch count and who is pitching great, and starts the parade of horribles.

    How many runs is Soriano going to give up when he come in, since Soriano is apparently too bored in a 3-run game to actually focus on getting batters out?

  104. kd April 24th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    pat m,

    i think he’ll be in the mix, but if alex keeps up his current pace it’s hard to imagine he won’t be a run away winner.

  105. 108 stitches April 24th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Nice 90-pitch quality start for Freddy.

    Sox and Danks lose again to Detroit.

    Rays shutout Jays.

  106. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 24th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    I had the same thought, barring injury, Freddy could win 15 this year.
    __________
    Andif Colon stays healthy and they move Nova out of rotation when Hughes comes back (like many of us wanted in ST), then their #4 and #5 could win 30 games…that would seal the pennant

  107. Northy April 24th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Also – Garcia hasn’t pitched a lot so 90 pitches may have been the pregame target….

    After all, he has to pitch in 5 days again….

  108. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Girardi and Joba should both jump in a lake.

  109. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Joba doing his best to loose this game.

  110. Northy April 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Joba “let me blow the lead” strikes again…..

  111. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Once again, Girardi and his vaunted bullpen are about to blow a game.

  112. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    That Joba sure is a great pitcher isn’t he. “Million dollar arm”.

  113. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I really hate this 7th 8th inning guy BS.

  114. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Not what we wanted to see. Reynolds has 2 homeruns this year and both against the Yanks. Pathetic…

  115. RS April 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Great…Joba’s already given up as many hits in 1/3 of an inning as Garcia gave up in 6 innings.

  116. LGY April 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    The Yankees have just 2 off days until June and Girardi goes to his “formula” in a completely unnecessary game when his starter is flat out dealing.

    Simply amazing.

  117. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    The 76ers defeat the Heat to stave off elimination. Now they go back to Miami.

  118. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    That Joba sure is a great pitcher isn’t he. “Million dollar arm”.
    _______________
    Flipper–I thought you were at the aquarium giving a show today…

  119. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Does clueless Joe ever make the right pitching decision? Y take out Garcia?

  120. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Robertson should get a chance to pitch the 7th next time. Joba is very inconsistent but obviously Girardi is obsessed with him right now

  121. jackamir April 24th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Joba can ruin a wet dream. Trade the schmuck… He and Gardner are the most overrated players in the Majors……

  122. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Girardi has the best bullpen in baseball. If he doesn’t use it here to close the door, he would be crucified if Garcia gave up the lead. He is darned if he does or doesn’t. I’ll trust his opinion on this. Needs to get relievers work.

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

    L M A O !!!!!! L M A O !!!!! L M A O !!!!!

  123. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    kd…..Very true about Alex, although I do think he’s going to get dinked by some writers for the Selena Roberts hatchet job…..My point about Texeria is this, just this past winter myself and several others were almost daily bringing to light how outstanding Mark Texeria really is….The guy is going to be in the HOF ( barring a serious injury ), he’s going to be a switch hitting first baseman with 500 homeruns…….And the counter argument was all about his slow Aprils…..This individual was relentless about how he’s overpriced and overrated……

  124. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    The missing piece of info is how many pitches they felt comfy with letting Garcia throw. Can’t complain too much

    Now the decision looks worse, of course. If Joba got through the inning unscathed it would have looked better.

    Sigh.

    The more different pitchers you introduce into the mix, the riskier the proposition..

  125. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    The Yanks with the heart of the order coming up. Time for some insurance runs.

  126. Rob_NY April 24th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    As I’m sure CB would point out, the recipe strikes again. Girardi has a starter with 87 pitches who is cruising and instead of letting him go back out he brings in Joba because it’s the 7th inning and he’s the “7th inning guy”. What happened to the manager who was a decent bullpen handler the past 2 years?

    Gotta love what Garcia is giving this team though.

  127. MG April 24th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    this formulaic crap that pretends to be the best way to run a pitching staff is pathetic beyond any comprehension.

    Garcia is cruising along with a low pitch count and was going to face two guys (Jones and Reynolds) who couldn’t hit him with a snowshoe. But no, here is the 7th inning guy followed by the 8th inning guy followed by Mo. Of course Chamberlain, who is an inconsistent day to day as any reliever I’ve even seen, throws a pitch in the only place Reynolds can actually hit a ball and it’s a 1 run game.

    Congratulations, GI Joe, you win the award for stubborness in management in 2011.

  128. BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Niblick,

    Do you have anything meaningful to write here other than always bit*ching about Girardi?

  129. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Girardi’s formula will back fire in summer.
    He is a very average manager.

  130. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    L M A O !!!!!! L M A O !!!!! L M A O !!!!!
    _____________
    Again, you laugh at shiny objects. No surprise…also no baseball comments worthy of recognition.

  131. Bo knows April 24th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Girardi has to be careful with Garcia. He has pitched very little. This isn’t the middle of the season.

  132. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Robertson warming up. Since Robertson is in the dog house that means Soriano or Mo is hurt.

  133. BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Regarding Garcia, he has not pitched a lot and I think 90 pitches is the limit for today.
    Given his injury history they want to be careful with his pitch count in the early going.

  134. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    It’s too enjoyable to laugh at yours. L M A O !!!!

    “Joba will win 15 games!”

  135. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    arod’s obp is going to be thru the roof this year. He’s seeing and hitting the ball very well.

  136. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Cano is starting to get on my nerves.

    Take some damn pitches.

  137. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Cano has to be kidding me. They are never going to pitch to Arod if he keeps swinging at the 1st pitch and making himself such an easy out.

  138. RMS April 24th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Only reasons Garcia should have been taken out-
    He was gassed.
    It was 95 degrees and high humidity.

  139. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Only Knicks and Denver could be swept in the first round.
    Both of them will be.

  140. Joe from Long Island April 24th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    The only people who don’t make bad decisions…. don’t make any.

    Personally, I would have liked to have seen Freddy go into the 7th. But, it didn’t happen. Nick said it well, I thought.

    It’s a long season. Stuff happens. And, Joba will play an important role.

    Heck, Soriano and Mariano each have blown games.

  141. kd April 24th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    i never understood why alex gets the brunt of that 104 player steroid list. the truth is that big papi and manny were on that list too and papi never gets grief for it.

    it’s a real shame but it’s the truth.

    if tex wins an mvp over agon, it’ll be just like joe d over teddy ballgame.

    well, maybe not just like that but close

  142. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Flipper–Do I really have to spend time looking up your comment when you conceded Joba was a great pitcher “because he finally found his role”–only to have you weasel out of the comment with some ridiculous claim like you meant another Joba or great was relative….or some other bizzarro explanation?

    No, I think we all remember you flips and flops. If Joba had struck out the side, you would be claiming Girardi did the right thing and anyone who disagreed didn’t truly understand the game.

    Preposterous, pompous, lying, sanctimonious hypocrite.

  143. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Kd,

    The media like big papi and hate alex.

  144. AldotheApache April 24th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    West coast red sox fan was noticeably absent all through yesterday’s rout and through all of today’s game, up to the moment Joba gives up a HR and the O’s make it a game. Only then does he have something to say, negative of course.

    No small coincidence, just a small poster. Both physically and figuratively.

  145. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Awww Brad losing your cool? What’s Joba settling in the pen have to do with Girardi taking out a pitcher who is lights out?

    Try to learn a little bit about baseball before you come here and engage adults.

    :(

  146. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    D-Rob can’t bounce a curve to save his life.

  147. AldotheApache April 24th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Wrong, BoJo. If Joba had struck out the side, he’d still be under his rock.

  148. RS April 24th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Is something wrong with Soriano or Mo? I don’t either of them are warming up

  149. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Everyone understands that Joba is a horrible pitcher other than Cashman and Girardi. He is inconsistent. The only thing he is consistent at is sucking.
    He lost loyalty from NYY fans long ago. If we look at his career with the Yankees, it was a great start with season after season of him sucking. He shouldnt even be on a major league team. If Cashman was a smart man he would shop this loser around in hopes he can get anything for him. He joins the ranks of other superstarters that fizzled.. Shawn Chacon and that fruitloop journeyman pitcher that was lights out the first season and stunk shortly after. Joba, go away. We don’t like you in New York. You are a good reason why we lose games when we do. You suck. You should not be a pitcher or in the majors. Go back to your cozy midwest hole in the wall town and be happy you had the time you did cause you SUCK. Retire and maybe then I will have some respect for you. Just do what you have to do to get out of New York ASAP. If you plan of being stubborn then when Girardi call the bullpen and asks you to warm up, kindly decline and say you suck too much to go back on the field as you want the Yankees to win and if you pitch then the team will lose and you do not want that. Understood? I know you arent the brightest man out there so read this all twice if you have to so that it sinks in.
    If you arent man enough to admit that you suck, fake a bellyache. You are fat enough for it to be believable. You have two missions this season.. get traded/retire/dfa/released or you do everything in your power to make sure you never ever step on a pitching mound again wearing a NYY uniform. Everyday you should also go to each and everyone of your team-mates and apologize for being such a fraud and using up the NYY money being a fraud.

    If none of this appeals to you then learn how to pitch. You are a rookie and a failing rookie. Don’t let that ego go to your head. Maybe if you were humbled you would pitch better. If I were Cashman and couldnt trade you then I would send you down to Low A and make you pitch your way back up. I have a feeling you wouldn’t make it past AA so good riddens to you, Mr. Suck!!

    While we are at it.. also Joba is a stupid name. You took an illiterate little kids saying of your name and went with that?? Im afraid that shows you have the mental ability of an 11 year old. Go away. WE HATE YOU JOBA!! YOU HAVE ZERO FANS IN NEW YORK. GO AWAY. GET THAT FAT BACK TO THE LITTLE TRAILER PARK YOU CAME FROM.

  150. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Correct. I had a tough decision to make yesterday – listen to crap from know nothings like Blojo or go see Robert Plant at The Greek. Man it was a tough choice.

  151. RS April 24th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Sox already up 3-0. We really need to close this one out

  152. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    “Is something wrong with Soriano or Mo? I don’t either of them are warming up”

    —————-

    this is Robertson’s inning – hope he can get through it without needing help.

    one of them will warm up while the Yankees are hitting in the top of the 9th.

  153. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Montero just got hit in the cup.

    Yeah.

  154. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Crap, they will lose this game

  155. RS April 24th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    DONT BRING IN LOGAN.

  156. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Granderson really messed up there. He had to get the ball in quicker instead of letting the runner go to 3rd.

  157. RMS April 24th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Smackerel

    Take your meds.

  158. Yogi Mantle April 24th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Come on GOAT.

  159. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I would of left Robertson in. Mo has pitched a lot recently and asking him to get 4 outs here is a little much.

  160. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    And Cano, we had enough of you swinging at anything and at crap for a lot of seasons. You got better and became a tad more patient, but now you are swinging at anything. You are wasting so much by doing that. You are giving the pitcher an easy one pitch out which is the worst thing you can do as a hitter other than getting in a double or triple play… and you get into enough double plays with your poor discipline. A. Soriano also had bad plate discipline and we all see what happened there. Don’t let your fame get ahead of you as you can quickly sink back down to being an unknown.. sadly you won’t be an unknown but an afterthought.. a sad afterthought of a hitter who had great potential but his immaturity wouldn’t let consistency become a part of your game. We here in NY are fickle. We boo Derek Jeter when he sucks. Compared to Jeter you mean nothing to NY.

  161. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    James Shields pitched his 2nd consecutive CG …Tampa’s rotation looks strong.

  162. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    mariano for a 4 out save @ the end of april. This definitely could have played out differently:

  163. Ken Phelps April 24th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Yankees are some times forced to win despite girardis strange moves.. This game is an example…(let’s take out our starting pitcher despite the fact he has only thrown about 80 pitches)

  164. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Mo hasn’t pitched since Tuesday.

  165. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    The Yankees have almost no days off coming up and Mo is pitching again – for a 4 out save?

  166. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Where exactly is Soriano? Isn’t this what he was signed to do?

  167. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Wonder if Soriano is sick. Girardi said last night that there was a flu bug going around the clubhouse.

  168. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    BG!!!!!!!!

  169. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    what a catch!!!!!!

  170. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Awesome catch by Gardner.

  171. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    WOW, Gardner just got that

  172. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Great Catch Gardner

  173. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    GARDNER!!! That was worth all the strikeouts!

  174. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Soriano has a holiday opt-out clause too. :(

  175. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Gardner will win a GG this yr

  176. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    And whoever says bad about Gardner really is a moron.
    He is cheap and for what he is paid does a grand job. He is a bargain.

  177. Northy April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Montero injured?

  178. LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Brett Gardner can’t go back on a ball?? Right.

  179. Yogi Mantle April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Gardy doing it with the glove. Sweet.

  180. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    AldotheApache April 24th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Wrong, BoJo. If Joba had struck out the side, he’d still be under his rock.
    _____________
    Good point Aldo–he can’t stand that he was wrong yet again on another baseball observation…like
    1. Predicting Red Sox to win 2009 in July
    2. Gardner as bench player only
    3. Joba as a total failure
    4. KLong as overrated
    5. Tex as overrated
    6. Mo as finished after a 2 game slump in 2010
    7. Josh Hamilton as someone who he wouldn’t want on team after 2009
    8. Phil Hughes being better than Josh Johnson (and not really knowing who JJ was)
    9. Adrian Beltre as someone who the Yankees should not pursue (after 2009)
    10. Holliday and Crawford as being better investments than Gardner
    11. The whole fuzzy math of how Yankee finances work (no one understands his gibberish to this day)
    12. Martin being an unworthy signing

    Of course, his typical reaction to being faced with the facts will be to claim I am a liar, but Aldo, MG, Jerkface, and several others here have seen the posts…

    And of course, it is every one else who doesn’t have his knowledge of the game…their is your material to LYAO.

  181. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    An insurance run would be nice here…

  182. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Sori is obv sick n unavailable. The right move was Garcia for 7. Joba/d rob 8. Mo 9

  183. Yogi Mantle April 24th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Soriano was sitting there out of uniform. That should say that he wasn’t being used.

  184. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Isnt that the player that Captain Clutch said was the worst in the majors?

    Great game saving catch.

    Maybe Cpt Clutch should exercise his opt-out to go clean that egg of his miserable face.

  185. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    garcia had about 7 innings this year and at 90 pitches. Unless it’s the goal to burn him out after two starts, it makes no sense to push him beyond that in this start. Next start, he’ll go 100 pitches and be ready for the long haul.

    I wish people hadn’t used up all of the good whines. nothing left for the rest of us. Chamberlain has been outstanding this year so far…as had Robertson. Some of these guys on the other teams can actually hit and others can actually pitch.

  186. LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    If Sori is unavailable not sending Garcia out for the 7th is even dumber than it was before.

  187. Yogi Mantle April 24th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Maybe married life is too good for the Swish.

  188. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    # LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Brett Gardner can’t go back on a ball?? Right.
    ————–
    was playing out of position, can’t let the ball go over your this late in the game…let them have a base hit for one run not a double for two…..Scott can hit to all fields

  189. Yogi Mantle April 24th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Nice play Jones. Smooth move, exlax.

  190. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Northy April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Montero injured?

    Got hit on the cup man.

  191. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    What a catch!

  192. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    “I wish people hadn’t used up all of the good whines. nothing left for the rest of us.”

    ———–

    GB7,

    exactly (regarding Garcia)

    this place has been a whine fest all day. You’d have thought the Yanks were 7-12 and losing 6-1 today.

    3 outs from being 12-6 is a good thing. I think?

  193. jackamir April 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Hey smack, they have medication to help with Bipolar unbalances. Lock yourself in your room today don’t drive and stay away from sharp objects……

  194. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    # JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    What a catch!
    —————————————-
    serious

  195. LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Joeman

    If you think Gardner was out of position you haven’t watched a lot of Yankee games the past 16 years with Mo on the hill.

  196. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Stupid move

  197. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I need Cashmans direct number so I can talk to him about Joba. That loser needs off of the Yankees. Getting rid of Joba makes the Yankees a better team.
    He can go play for Nebraska and be the hometown hero while everyone ignores the pink elephant of how much of a loser he really is.

  198. Yogi Mantle April 24th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Bad call there. He didn’t touch him.

  199. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    out by a mile wow

    oh well

  200. BD (Boston Dave) April 24th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    * if he tagged him

    wow, bad call

  201. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    Northy April 24th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Montero injured?

    Got hit on the cup man.
    _______________
    Is that what John Sterling was referring to when he just said “If only we all had crystal balls.”

  202. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Mo time

  203. Northy April 24th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    @ Carl

    Missed that – just saw he was out of the game…

  204. AldotheApache April 24th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Some of these guys on the other teams can actually hit and others can actually pitch.

    ———————–

    Revolutionary idea in these parts, GB.

  205. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    The fact that Girardi brought Mo in for a 4 out save, and didn’t bring in Logan to face Scott shows me he doesn’t have much faith in Logan as the Left Hand guy.

  206. Ken Phelps April 24th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Does anyone have faith in Logan??

  207. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    This message board is filled with the truly stupid. I can see why it has fallen out of favor with a lot of people. Pete was incompetent and never really a Yankees fan. He also had a really bad temper and sent out many emails to people who frequented his message board with physically threatening statements, if you spoke against him.
    Sam is far better and sadly wasting away at this site. He should be on a better site and I hope one day he gets a job he deserves. This is small time. Sam deserves something bigger. Small site filled with small minds.

  208. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    # LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Joeman

    If you think Gardner was out of position you haven’t watched a lot of Yankee games the past 16 years with Mo on the hill.
    ——————————————————-
    been watching Yankee games since 1956……bad baseball positioning with the situation

  209. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I think that it was as much that girardi would rather have Rivera against scott than Logan against jake Fox.

  210. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    He will be walked

  211. LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    been watching Yankee games since 1956……bad baseball positioning with the situation

    —–

    You seriously have not learned how the Yankees position the OF with Mariano Rivera on the mound after all these years???

    Wow.

  212. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Mo is throwing at 93 consistently?! But his command is off

  213. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    ________________
    Yankees have been playing OFers in when MO is pitching to stop the bloopers that typically fall in against him. They have been doing that for about a year–which is what LGY is referring to. He presumes you would know this and the ratioinale if you have been watching lately.

  214. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    how was that not strike 3?

  215. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    But I will give it to Pete that he daily came up with good discussion posts. Sam doesnt really do that and is very matter of fact rather than creative with his writing. You really dont get much thought provoking posts on here… so I guess Sam is perfect for this site. My bad.
    Sam, step it up a bit and stop just re-iterating what you read in other peoples papers. And Sam, if you ever get to see Joba again, tell him that he sucks and we hate him.

  216. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Oh boy.

    I don’t want to watch :(

  217. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I winder if Jones will steal. look for it.

  218. AldotheApache April 24th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Small site filled with small minds.

    ———————-

    Let me guess – you’re Exhibit A.

  219. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    This ump is a joke

  220. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Seems like Mo is getting on the side of the ball.

  221. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    The batters are fouling off too many pitches. Eventually Mo will make a mistake and they will get a hit. Mo’s command is still off.

  222. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Same pitch

  223. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Is Mo going to have to throw 40 pitches??

  224. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    1 out to go

  225. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I think that every time the Yankees lose it should go on Joba’s record whether he pitched or not. Girardi should also introduce Joba to healthy eats and take those peanut butter cups out of his hands.

  226. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Mo always has some little April struggles – it’s no big deal. However, it is a big deal that he’s throwing so many pitches. He can’t possibly be available for the next couple of games

  227. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Almost 30 pitches :(

    Mo can’t find the zone :(

  228. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Mo might be out of gas

  229. hardwired7 April 24th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    floating strike zones stink.

  230. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    In a play of good tidings and relations, the NY Yankees should gift Joba to the Pirates.

  231. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Great…

  232. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    God Mo :(

  233. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Damn and Phew

  234. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Fantastic

  235. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Well at least the Yanks kept it as a tie.

  236. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Mo is not as sharp as last year. It is time to think of new closer.

  237. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Toronto and Baltimore..2 minor league teams pathetic

  238. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    At least we didn’t use up all our A relievers! Oh wait…

  239. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    :shock:

    Now let’s score two!!!! #runline

  240. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    The game is lost

  241. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Clueless blows another game with terrible pitching decisions.

  242. LGY April 24th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    So how much of the bullpen did Girardi burn for this extra inning game?

  243. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Soriano probably isn’t available so once again the Yanks have no one to pitch when Mo blows it.

  244. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    That hit to Jake Fox was a killer.

    Mo has looked terrible.

  245. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I never get upset at Mo – he’ll be fine. Losing this game would stink, though.

  246. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I know it’s hindsight. But i would have let Robertson finish off the 8th

  247. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I hate Roberts and the Orioles need to watch their running of the bases which worked out well for the Yankees, but 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs is far better than getting the third out when you are feet from homeplate and the catcher is holding the ball and patiently waiting for you to get to homeplate.

    That was just bad coaching right there with who was coming up after Roberts and Mo struggling a bit. Gotta take advantage of things like that when you are a manager.

    Sign a petition to make Joba retire and apologize to the city of NY everyday for a week.

  248. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Another game where the starter should have stayed in. The bullpen is being abused

  249. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Good way to start the 10th.

  250. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Jobatipshiscap is really dumb and I think we all wish he would stop posting. It’s painful to read. My posts aren’t brimming with rainbows, but at least it’s the truth.
    Jobatipshiscap just posts garbage.

  251. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Logan shouldn’t be on the team if he’s not in there to face scott

  252. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Mo really had nothing today. He had 5 days off so you would of thought he would be rested. This would be an awful game to lose.

  253. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Who’s even warming up?

  254. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Probably Genius Joe will bring in Nova.

  255. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Logan is warming up. Ugh.

  256. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    We have to score lol

    Multiple runs.

  257. hardwired7 April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Yanks need about 6 runs here.

  258. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Logan pitching the 10th inning. That should be fun…

  259. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I think 15 runs might clinch this game.

  260. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I think ARod is going to get a big hit this inning.

  261. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Is Soriano hurt?

  262. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    C’mon Tex.

  263. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Who’s even warming up for the Yankees?

  264. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    So for those who are now speaking out against Mo. I want you to find me one top level closer who has never pitched a bad game and gave up the lead.
    I want you to show me what closer ever has had a ERA of 0.00 as it is what you expect from Mo. So, show me why “we need to look for a new closer” and prove why you think Mo sucks.
    Even if this closer pitched perfect everytime but once that would be okay too.

    Anyone who thinks that Mo is done, needs to re-examine their own mental state cause I think there are some loose wires up there. Of course if you prove to me what I want you to prove to me, I will kindly apologize and agree with you on everything and anything you post here.

  265. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I don’t think Mo is done; he’s just not pitching well.

    I think Girardi’s brainless; he takes out Garcia when he didn’t need to.

  266. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Tex just missed it :(

  267. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Can we get Rupe into this game??? :twisted:

  268. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Tex just missed that, but he did get Jeter to 3rd.

  269. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    What a throw!

  270. 108 stitches April 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    It’s got to be a mix & match with Logan and Soriano.

  271. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Jeter looks like he’s running with a piano on his back.

  272. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    And use of this site does not signify my agreement to the terms of service.
    LOHUD has really bad lawyers if they think that can fly in any court of law.

  273. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe Alex swung at that and that Jeter didn’t score

  274. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Great.

  275. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Bad prediction–now 4 and 2.

  276. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I mean that he swung at the first pitch…………oy

  277. Northy April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The offense is to blame in this game as well as the pitching….

    After the 2 walks in the first the offense died – you need to tag on some more runs….

    Hell of a throw there…..

  278. beedogs April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    DEREK JETER = A HOT PLATE OF GARBAGE

  279. Ace April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The games best bullpen is highly overrated. Not letting starters go deep is really hurting. Give clueless Joe another loss if they blow it

  280. JoeyA April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    If Cash says he only wants 20-30 starts from our 4-5 spot, why are we saving Garcia. Terrible in-game management by Girardi today.

  281. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    # BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    ________________
    Yankees have been playing OFers in when MO is pitching to stop the bloopers that typically fall in against him. They have been doing that for about a year–which is what LGY is referring to. He presumes you would know this and the ratioinale if you have been watching lately.
    ———————————
    old Mo not this Mo

  282. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Arod has to be more patient in that situation but Jeter is soooo slow. The Yanks will lose this game, now it’s just how.

  283. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Jeter is looking right at Weiters.

    Slide around him damn.

  284. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I love it… when the Yankees are winning everyone is the best and the team is great and rainbows and cookies and puppies. They are 1 run ahead against a failing and last place team and boy do the opinions turn in here.
    Now the Yankees need to score 12 runs to win this game. All of our pitchers are horrible. Our manager is horrible and the possible managerial moves suggested on here by the clueless are a look into what kind of people sit home on a beautiful Sunday afternoon talking smack to words on a screen.

  285. beedogs April 24th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    boone logan on to pick up the L

  286. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    A-Rod did what he needed to do, got a pitch up and put it in the outfield. Jeter just got blocked off the plate. I’m in favor of leveling the catcher in that situation.

  287. JoeyA April 24th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    We won’t win this game. that was our beat shot and now our relievers will indoubtedly walk 1-2 batters before allowing a single

  288. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    I mean that he swung at the first pitch…………oy
    ————————

    He probably felt that was the only close pitch he was going to see.

  289. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    In hindsight, Jeter should have slid behind the base and tagged it with his hand. It’s probably not a good idea to slide right into homeplate when the catcher is standing on top of it.

  290. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Jeter of old would have scored, but he’s old – this is what happens when you age. Good job by the O’s………..

  291. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    In hindsight, Jeter should have slid behind the base and tagged it with his hand. It’s probably not a good idea to slide right into homeplate when the catcher is standing on top of it.

    Jeter was looking right at the catcher standing on the plate.

  292. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I was shocked they didn’t walk Alex to face Cano…they got their DP anyway

  293. newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Jerko Jeter started his slide so early. If he had just run through home plate, bowling Wieters over, he would have beaten the ball to home plate and been safe. But, he’s gotten his $$$.

  294. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    old Mo not this Mo
    _______________
    This Mo is the Old Mo

  295. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    You can guarantee that Pedroia and Youk would of made sure that they got to the plate in that situation. Of course mr. nice guy was more concerned about his preciuous body instead of trying to win a game.

  296. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Two games and already Mo is done, lol

  297. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    and for those lamenting over Girardi pulling Garcia… Garcia isn’t young. The season is young. Biggest problem that the Yankees have is starting pitching now that Hughes is out for a short stint on the DL. You cannot burn pitchers out this early in the season. Better to pull him an inning early than losing him for months for arm fatigue.
    Think people.. it isn’t hard. It’s not as black and white as you think and if you use your brain you can see what other factors go into making a pitching change for a manager. Not all changes will be spot on, but there is more to it than… uhhh pitcher pitch good, so me keep him in. Pitcher pitch bad so me take him out. derrrrr.

  298. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I really can’t wait for Jeter to retire so these nasty comments about him can be retired……..pretty unbelievable

  299. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Wake me up when Pedroia and Youk get into the HOF on the first ballot

  300. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Too funny. All of the whining about Logan and he’s the only Yankee out of pen to do his job.

  301. newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    You cannot blame Mariano for that. Lot of pitches, and the Baltimore jerks fouled off hundreds of pitches. You can blame Jeter; he’s greedy, has too much pride, is hurting the team.

  302. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    # Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Two games and already Mo is done, lol

    __________________________________

    You aren’t making a good representation for female fans here. You are only helping to show the stereotype most macho misogynistic men have of female sport fans.
    Stop. You are embarrassing yourself here.

  303. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Nice inning by Logan.

    Hope they don’t have a rain delay now.

  304. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    Wake me up when Pedroia and Youk get into the HOF on the first ballot
    ______________
    I think you would wake yourself up from that nightmare!

    :-)

  305. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    # Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Wake me up when Pedroia and Youk get into the HOF on the first ballot

    ________________________________

    Again, you are making a fool of yourself here. Please stop. Do it for the Yankees fans who dont want to be made fun any longer cause of people like you.

  306. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    GB,

    You are right about Logan and I apologize. He did a very nice job that inning.

  307. Gary April 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I think what happened to Mo this game happened the last game also. Mo let that first guy get on via the walk and then eventually he came around to score. Without the walk I think he gets out of it.

    Roberts is a tough guy in that situation, he got alot of wood on that ball

  308. RMS April 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    That’s right, put ALL the blame on Jeter.

  309. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I would be running into the clubhouse at the first crack of lightning.

  310. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I hope Cano goes deep and they call the game.

  311. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Bojo, I don’t care if they do or not – but I really will be glad when Jeter retires. I don’t get the hate some Yankee “fans” have for him because he’s not the spry player he was when he was younger.

  312. RhapsodyInBlue April 24th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    smackeral how apropriate, dumb as a fish.

  313. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Smack–If you haven’t noticed, everyone is ignoring you and your comments. No one cares about your opinion or your bullying of others like Betsy. Pretty weak.

  314. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    RMS, sad isn’t it?

  315. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Great, now a rain delay.

  316. Gary April 24th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    The Jeter thing was bang bang play. Never would have guessed that guy could make that kind of a throw on the fly from where he was. It was a jawdropper for sure.

  317. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    F-you Joba/Mo/Jeter/D-Rob

  318. RS April 24th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Maybe by the time the rain delay is over Soriano will be healthy again and can pitch

  319. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    This will a while…I hate thunderstorms….when will teams finally get domes?

  320. Niblick April 24th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Carl – your ire should be directed at the manager, who had no business pissing away the game by removing Garcia.

  321. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Wow……….

    Bojo, I hope never.

  322. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Apres Mo, les deluge.

  323. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Fran, I only saw the earlier ones. It’s the same ones that complain every time a move doesn’t work. That’s something that I’ve not seen from you and others. There’s very few of those left. All of them think they know baseball. It’s pretty safe to make a decision that doesn’t affect your record. It only affects your record when somebody cares enough to go back and look at some of the studity.

  324. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Bets–

    Retractable domes? What’s not to like?

  325. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The Jeter hate is great. When have you ever seen Jeter run into a catcher who was holding the ball waiting for him at home? When? Jeter, as well as Posada, just don’t play dirty ball like that. It isn’t illegal but it’s certainly a dirty move to smash into the catcher in hopes he drops the ball and that is not Jeters style in any way so whoever said that is what Jeter shouldve done needs to turn off YES and find themselves a different team to root for cause they havent really been watching the Yankees long at all and are pretty clueless to baseball and prolly also like Joba and any fan who likes Joba is the enemy.

  326. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    You cannot blame Mariano for that. Lot of pitches, and the Baltimore jerks fouled off hundreds of pitches. You can blame Jeter; he’s greedy, has too much pride, is hurting the team.
    ——————————————-

    It took a great throw and a great play at the plate by the catcher to get Jeter, who by the way, actually beat the throw. Moreover, your little “hurt the time” interpretation neglects the fact that the Yanks would not have had the scoring opportunity if not for Jete’s clutch hit in the tenth, and neglects the fact that Jete went 3 for 5 in the game.

  327. newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Logan did his job 1 time. 1 time.

  328. hillbillyshakespeare April 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    catfight

  329. BBFan April 24th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “F-you Joba/Mo/Jeter/D-Rob”

    How old are you Carl?

  330. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Chad really should get the ban hammer out and get rid of some of these obvious trolls and dumbasses.

  331. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Bojo, they’re ok, but you just deal with mother nature, that’s all. That’s what I’d prefer………..

  332. HenryfromDC April 24th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    This is gonna be a short delay. It’s already sunny again here in south MD. The T-storm warning is only until 5:15 for Baltimore.

  333. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    GB,

    I honestly thought that Girardi would bring Logan in for the last out of the 8th, and when he didn’t and went to Mo, I thought that showed he had no faith in Logan.

    Once the game goes to extra innings, obviously Soriano is not available, so there is not much choice for Girardi. My comment was Ugh. Of course, I am glad that Logan did so well in the 10th.

  334. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    # BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Smack–If you haven’t noticed, everyone is ignoring you and your comments. No one cares about your opinion or your bullying of others like Betsy. Pretty weak.

    ________________________________________

    Oooh look, Bojo is trying to be the knight in armor coming to the rescue of the helpless female. Yo, Becky.. I think Bojo has a thing for you but Im going to assume he gets off when anyone he things is female pays attention to him. But you two are about level on intelligence so mazel tov!!

  335. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    Bojo, they’re ok, but you just deal with mother nature, that’s all. That’s what I’d prefer………..
    _____________
    When I was playing school football, our quarterback got hit and killed by lightning during practice one day. Ever since, I am all for retractable domes.

  336. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Chad really should get the ban hammer out and get rid of some of these obvious trolls and dumbasses.

    __________________________________________

    Funny that you think other people are trolls when you post something like that and use the language you use.

  337. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    ____________
    Wow. What a jerk. You are obviously here for the attention. Boring.

  338. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Should have added the Knicks to the list.

  339. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Bojo, it goes without saying that the minute lightning is spotted, the players, umps, etc… all go into the dugouts. Obviously I wouldn’t play with lightning around

  340. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Brackman was just fine after a first inning 2 run homer. 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs (earned), 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 WP. Scranton has a lead starting the bottom of the 8th inning, 3-2. Vazquez with a 2 run homer and Laird with an RBI single. Sisco came in and pitched a perfect 1.1 innings with a strikeout. Whelan got the final 2 outs of the 8th inning.

    The other farm teams are off today.

  341. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I guess no Yankee, even Mo, is immune from Yankee fans’ wrath.

  342. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    BTW Smack–I don’t have to stand up for Betsy. She is tougher than you. Just saying you are a bore.

  343. RhapsodyInBlue April 24th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah that would have been a smart move for Jeter to risk an injury trying to barrel over 6′ 5″ 225 lb Wieters.

    Any other brilliant observations fishy?

  344. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    # BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    Bojo, they’re ok, but you just deal with mother nature, that’s all. That’s what I’d prefer………..
    _____________
    When I was playing school football, our quarterback got hit and killed by lightning during practice one day. Ever since, I am all for retractable domes.
    ________________________________________________

    So for practice they would eat the cost it takes to pull the roof over the field?
    I love that he says retractable domes.. how long have you been watching sports?

  345. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    They even stop NFL games for lightning, and the NFL plays in all kinds of bad weather.

  346. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Fran, I think it was the hitters, Scott or Fox against Rivera or Logan that decided that match-up.

  347. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Chad really should get the ban hammer out and get rid of some of these obvious trolls and dumbasses.

    __________________________________________

    Funny that you think other people are trolls when you post something like that and use the language you use.

    Both “dumb” and “ass” are words in the dictionary, and my comment was not directed towards any one person so it’s not a personal insult.

    Fitting that you replied to it though.

  348. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    The Yankees are the only AL East team with a positive run differential.

    Last night’s 15 boosted it quite a bit, of course.

    The 11-11 Rays are at -5. Red Sox are at -10, today’s 4-0 lead over the Angels pending.

  349. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    # BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    BTW Smack–I don’t have to stand up for Betsy. She is tougher than you. Just saying you are a bore.
    ______________________________________

    So you don’t have to cause she is super tough and Im a bore, yet you did do it and most certainly took on the role of knight in shining armor and we all know why you did it. Are you that lonely that you hope such chivalrous acts will get you some Betsy? hahahaha.. you are a riot.

  350. newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    1 game the guy goes 3 for 5 and one 10th inning hit means he’s clutch? Riiiiight…

    Why is fran apologizing to GreenBeret7? Are people not allowed to have differing opinions or question moves?

    Jeter hurting the team dates back to the day A-Rod arrived on the scene. Rather than making Alex feel welcome, he continued his petty grudge against him, because of his pride and large ego. Only after Jeter – with really no other choice – showed up at A-Rod’s steroid press conference and once A-Rod learned to not care what others think of him, did A-Rod finally get the monkey off his back and single-handedly – offensively – win us the World Series.

  351. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    # BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    joeman April 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    old Mo not this Mo
    _______________
    This Mo is the Old Mo
    ————————————–
    true

  352. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Both “dumb” and “ass” are words in the dictionary, and my comment was not directed towards any one person so it’s not a personal insult.

    Fitting that you replied to it though.

    ____________________________________________
    Thanks for that tip. I couldn’t figure out something that obvious to save my life. Are you good at picking up other obvious things and telling people about them?
    Tell me more obvious stuff everyone knows.

  353. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Tell me more obvious stuff everyone knows.

    You are likely a new account/ip address of someone that was previously banned, and hopefully will soon be banned again.

  354. Gary April 24th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Wow tough people in here today

  355. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    “Jeter hurting the team dates back to the day A-Rod arrived on the scene….”

    ———————————————————————–

    Thanks. This tells me all that I need to know about you. Now, I don’t need to bother reading your posts any more. I think that jacksquat may be on to something.

  356. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    1 game the guy goes 3 for 5 and one 10th inning hit means he’s clutch? Riiiiight…

    _____________________________

    Before you go off on your little diatribe of stupidity, please check appropriate stats for A-Rod and Jeter and then tell us again what you just did with the stats you just looked up included.

  357. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Without reading through the garbage, I assume the two new daisies showed up after Chamberlain gave up the 2 run homer. I wonder which one is actually Matt he Mook?

  358. TheStraw April 24th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    You idiots who think Mo is done obviously didn’t watch the first seven saves he made this season. He was pretty unhittable. However, no one is perfect.

  359. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Tell me more obvious stuff everyone knows.

    You are likely a new account/ip address of someone that was previously banned, and hopefully will soon be banned again.
    ______________________________

    Nope, never been banned just stopped coming here when I saw the intelligence level dip down and Chad and Sam not really putting up anything other than obvious posts rather than posts like Peter did where they encouraged discussion and thinking.
    Chad and Sam are good parrots so they are great for a low pop site like lohud.

  360. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Game is supposed to re-start about 5:35 according to Bob Lorenz.

  361. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    “Jeter hurting the team dates back to the day A-Rod arrived on the scene….”

    ———————————————————————–

    Thanks. This tells me all that I need to know about you. Now, I don’t need to bother reading your posts any more. I think that jacksquat may be on to something.
    ——————————————————————————

    One last point since 2004, Jeter has finished in the top 13 in MVP voting 5 times, 3 times in the top 10, and 2 in the top 3. Hurting the team since 2004 indeed.

  362. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Nope, never been banned just stopped coming here when I saw the intelligence level dip down and Chad and Sam not really putting up anything other than obvious posts rather than posts like Peter did where they encouraged discussion and thinking.
    Chad and Sam are good parrots so they are great for a low pop site like lohud.

    Oh yes, your diatribe really displays your intellect:

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    Everyone understands that Joba is a horrible pitcher other than Cashman and Girardi. He is inconsistent. The only thing he is consistent at is sucking.
    He lost loyalty from NYY fans long ago. If we look at his career with the Yankees, it was a great start with season after season of him sucking. He shouldnt even be on a major league team. If Cashman was a smart man he would shop this loser around in hopes he can get anything for him. He joins the ranks of other superstarters that fizzled.. Shawn Chacon and that fruitloop journeyman pitcher that was lights out the first season and stunk shortly after. Joba, go away. We don’t like you in New York. You are a good reason why we lose games when we do. You suck. You should not be a pitcher or in the majors. Go back to your cozy midwest hole in the wall town and be happy you had the time you did cause you SUCK. Retire and maybe then I will have some respect for you. Just do what you have to do to get out of New York ASAP. If you plan of being stubborn then when Girardi call the bullpen and asks you to warm up, kindly decline and say you suck too much to go back on the field as you want the Yankees to win and if you pitch then the team will lose and you do not want that. Understood? I know you arent the brightest man out there so read this all twice if you have to so that it sinks in.
    If you arent man enough to admit that you suck, fake a bellyache. You are fat enough for it to be believable. You have two missions this season.. get traded/retire/dfa/released or you do everything in your power to make sure you never ever step on a pitching mound again wearing a NYY uniform. Everyday you should also go to each and everyone of your team-mates and apologize for being such a fraud and using up the NYY money being a fraud.

    If none of this appeals to you then learn how to pitch. You are a rookie and a failing rookie. Don’t let that ego go to your head. Maybe if you were humbled you would pitch better. If I were Cashman and couldnt trade you then I would send you down to Low A and make you pitch your way back up. I have a feeling you wouldn’t make it past AA so good riddens to you, Mr. Suck!!

    While we are at it.. also Joba is a stupid name. You took an illiterate little kids saying of your name and went with that?? Im afraid that shows you have the mental ability of an 11 year old. Go away. WE HATE YOU JOBA!! YOU HAVE ZERO FANS IN NEW YORK. GO AWAY. GET THAT FAT BACK TO THE LITTLE TRAILER PARK YOU CAME FROM.

    But since you think you are a genius and we are all idiots, maybe you should find another site with smarter people and not waste your time here.

  363. 4 NYY April 24th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Thoughts on this game :

    Why, at this time in Garcia’s career, can’t he be given a chance to pitch at least 7 inn or more?
    Especially with bullpen thin.

    Mo got squeezed big time.

    Blogger nonsense :

    So now Jeter can’t slide properly !!! OMG !!! Have you noticed, he doesn’t blink his eyes as often as when he was younger ? And how terrible that one of his hits today was a swinging bunt !!!

    Conclusion :

    Too many 13 yr. old kids here !

  364. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Interesting blog today. Man oh man.

  365. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Whelan pitches a perfect 1.2 innings to close our Brackman’s win (2-0). Scranton wins 3-2.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_swbaaa_1

  366. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    GB…Glad your here, can you explain what happened in th e9th with respect to Rivera ??? I’m unable to watch the game because of Easter company and I can’t get a read through all the crap that’s clogging the bolg >>>..

  367. Gary April 24th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    Interesting blog today. Man oh man.

    _______________________________________________________________________

    I agree I can’t understand how some here just attack each other so personally. Usually don’t come to the blog during games.

  368. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    4 NYY April 24th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Thoughts on this game :

    Why, at this time in Garcia’s career, can’t he be given a chance to pitch at least 7 inn or more?
    Especially with bullpen thin.

    Mo got squeezed big time.

    Blogger nonsense :

    So now Jeter can’t slide properly !!! OMG !!! Have you noticed, he doesn’t blink his eyes as often as when he was younger ? And how terrible that one of his hits today was a swinging bunt !!!

    Conclusion :

    Too many 13 yr. old kids here !
    ———————————————————

    Nice post. I also thought that Rivera was getting squeezed a bit. However, I’m not sure if it was my bias at work–I would have like to have seen some different camera angles on some of those called balls.

  369. Purenyyankee April 24th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    4 NYY: Amen. Too many clueless people on this blog.

  370. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Mariano usually doesn’t show much emotion and you could see that he and Girardi were both upset with some of the calls.

  371. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Pat M., I hate to say the umpires squeeze a Yankee pitcher, but, he wasn’t getting the pitches over the plate, much less the ones just off. In fairness, though, when they hit the call, they hit it hard. He was lucky on Gardner’s catch. Personally, I think that it’s the same thing he seems to experience every year about this time. He and Sabathia are the two pitchers that I never worry about.

  372. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    ***when they hit the ball,***

  373. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    The strike zone was inconsistent the entire game, but Mo really wasn’t throwing as well as he usually does today. And I don’t think it was a mistake to bring him in to get 4 outs when he hadn’t pitched since Tuesday.

  374. BA April 24th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I am at Camden yards waiting for the game to restart. 2 questions…. Any word about Soriano? Did the replay show Jeter was safe?

  375. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Mariano usually doesn’t show much emotion and you could see that he and Girardi were both upset with some of the calls.
    ——————————————–

    It seemed to me almost as if Mo couldn’t get a called strike, without the batter clearly swinging through or a foul ball. However, in fairness, Mo got a close call a called strike three. So I really don’t know what to think about the home plate umpire.

  376. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    GB, Mo walked the leadoff hitter I see……Well it’s time for the club to pick him up Lord knows he’s been picking them up for 16 years…..Thanks Green Beret and Happy Easter by the way

  377. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Let’s go Cano start something.

  378. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    GB, Mo walked the leadoff hitter I see……Well it’s time for the club to pick him up Lord knows he’s been picking them up for 16 years…..Thanks Green Beret and Happy Easter by the way

    The hit to Jake foxxxxxx :(

  379. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Nice swing.

  380. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I swear…Cano can wake up on Christmas morning and rip a line drive

  381. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    thank you cano!

  382. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    13 down, 43 to go.

  383. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Any time, Pat. That 1st batter in the 9th that he wasn’t getting any calls

  384. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Ooo wee what happened

  385. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Wow. Robbie got in there. Great opportunity to take the lead now.

  386. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Heads up play.

  387. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    GB7,

    I’ve been saying the same thing about cano.

  388. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I don’t have any fond memories of Swisher bunting.

  389. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Well, Mo’s blown save allowed Cano to save his hit streak. Of course, I would rather have the win, and be spared all of the “Mo is finished” silliness.

    That’s a break for the Yanks! Robby’s on third!

  390. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Not a good day for Swisher.

    Leave it up to Martin to drive in the go-ahead run.

  391. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    russell martin will make them pay.

  392. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Terrrible AB by Swisher. I like this move of hitting Chavez. Now, Russell gets chance to get some payback for himself.

  393. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Showalter walked Chavez to get to Martin who leads the majors in HR’s and are in a batters friendly park?

  394. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    This homeplate ump needs to go back to ump school and take a refresher course on where strike zones should be.

  395. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  396. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Martin comes through again.

  397. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    The run scores. Not sure that would have been a DP even without the error.

  398. TheStraw April 24th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Russell!! Gets it done.

  399. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    And do you people see who we are playing here? The orioles are a horrible team led by an equally horrible manager who is here for name alone.
    Whoever said the yanks need 12 runs to win needs to go back to something simpler like chutes and ladders cause this game is far too complicated for you.

  400. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    # TheStraw April 24th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Russell!! Gets it done.
    ____________________________________

    No, he didn’t get it done. He hit into a double play. Thankfully these are the Orioles and that rookie scrub throw to second gifted Russel and the Yankees with a run.

  401. Ghostwriter April 24th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    You’ve got to love all of the RBIs that Martin has been generating from the eighth slot in the line-up. It looks to me like we’ve finally replaced the clutch bat that we lost when Matsui walked after the ’09 season.

  402. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    why do they swing at pitches in the dirt>

  403. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Bad at bat by Gardner

  404. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    good grief.. pitchers have been feeding gardner breaking balls this year.

  405. TheStraw April 24th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Don’t watch much baseball do you..that would not have been a DP even if the ball had been fielded. Doesn’t matter how he did it, he produced a run. Again.

  406. Dill Pickler April 24th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Brett Gardner is a pathetic useless POS. Is it too late to package him with Potato Head Joba to KC for Melky?

  407. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    # Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Bad at bat by Gardner
    ————————
    what else is new..squirrel didn’t find a nut today

  408. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    ?

  409. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    0 for 5, with 4 Ks and now batting an even. 140 ?…..this almost 20 games into the season and he needs to take a seat for a game or 2, Gardner has nothing up there at the plate.

  410. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Lawd thank you.

  411. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Wow, another Baltimore error. They have imploded here defensively.

  412. 4 NYY April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Martin would NOT have been doubled up on that ball in the hole where the SS had to dive.

    Martin runs pretty decent.

  413. TheStraw April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Gee…that washed up Captain is 4 for 5..

  414. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Jeter doing it.

  415. 108 stitches April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    With the game on the line, it’s difficult to see Gardner with a bat in his hands.

  416. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the Celtics will sweep the series with the Kniicks

  417. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Jeter, on the other hand, is showing something. (finally!)

  418. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    2 more out there for Granderson.

  419. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    The orioles are now handing this game to the Yankees and once again, to those that the Yankees are going to lose and need 394839 runs to win are once again shows to be the morons they are and again shows that baseball is too complicated for their tiny brains.
    Chutes and Ladders. Candyland. Game of Life. All simple games you can master instead of sitting here and making a fool of yourself.

  420. RhapsodyInBlue April 24th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Holy smackerel!!

    A swinging bunt RBI for the captain.

  421. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Martin delivers, better than drilling someone in a close game…….Back to cooking, Manicotti ready and Shrimp Scampi ready for consumption….Thank’s Doreen

  422. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you Grandy

  423. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I want an A-Rod homerun

  424. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Russell showed some hustle! He would have beat the throw and driven in the lead run.

  425. newbie poster April 24th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Great hustle by Jeter to create 2 more runs for us.

  426. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    # Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Jeter, on the other hand, is showing something. (finally!)

    ___________________________________

    Is this the first game you’ve ever seen? Or the 1st game youve seen this season?
    Im asking cause your statement doesn’t make sense in the realm of the real.

  427. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    On pace for 108 wins, after we seal the deal here…..Take THAT, Boston ! Anyone else notice how the Angels play the Yankees like it is life or death, but when they face the BoSux, they play their worst ? LAA has to a be a close 2nd, when it comes to teams I can’t stand.

  428. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Carlyle or Pendleton for the save?

  429. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I don’t feel bad about this at all. Yanks have had quite a few games lost on a string of infield hits….Rangers, Angels, Blue jays.

    A win is all that matters to me…not the quality of the win.

  430. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Or Logan again…

  431. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Knicks coming back, Yanks pulling ahead…..

  432. cs in la April 24th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Where’s Sori?

  433. TheStraw April 24th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Sabres and Flyers tied..

  434. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Carlyle or Pendleton for the save?
    ________________________________

    Shhh, youre making yourself look like a fool again.

  435. cs in la April 24th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Smakerel, who’s the fool?

  436. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Shouldn’t be a save for Carlyle. 1 out already with a 3 run lead.

  437. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Carlyle or Pendleton for the save?
    ________________________________

    Shhh, youre making yourself look like a fool again.

    Sure looks like Buddy Carlyle out there for the save to me.

  438. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Smackerel, try to hide your hate for Jeter just a LITTLE bit, you moron. He is 4 for 6 today, you don’t think that is showing anything ?

  439. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Russell shows some hustle! Nice catch!

  440. cs in la April 24th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Smakerel is about to leave. The Yankees are going to win:)

  441. Fran the original April 24th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Better late than never. Yanks with the win.

    Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

  442. igotid88 April 24th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Yankees win!!!!

  443. jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    albeit unofficial.

  444. Carl April 24th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Win of the year!

  445. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    # jacksquat April 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Carlyle or Pendleton for the save?
    ________________________________

    Shhh, youre making yourself look like a fool again.

    Sure looks like Buddy Carlyle out there for the save to me.

    _____________________________________________

    Obviously what I wrote was too complicated for you to understand. Think about it and you will most likely see why I called you a fool.

  446. Salliedogs7 April 24th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Good win.

  447. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Did “Kitty” Carlyle learn to throw the KimChi ball in South Korea?

  448. Nick in SF April 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Gotta love the complete miracle/gift run line cover. :oops:

  449. Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Whew……….glad that’s over.

    Mo will be just fine as long as he’s not overused…….

    Thank you, Freddy Garcia!

  450. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Waldman asks the weirdest run-on questions…baffling to Logan.

  451. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Curtis interviews always cracks me up…lol

  452. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    # Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Smackerel, try to hide your hate for Jeter just a LITTLE bit, you moron. He is 4 for 6 today, you don’t think that is showing anything ?
    ______________________________

    Wow… really? Are you serious here? I was standing up for Jeter saying he does do something and has been really since he started with the Yankees back in the day.
    Wow, you are dumb. But you pick a name like Don Vito so I wasn’t expecting much other than a simple minded buffoon like yourself and you certainly proved it with that post. Wow, does it hurt to be that dumb?

  453. BoJo April 24th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    Did “Kitty” Carlyle learn to throw the KimChi ball in South Korea?
    ______________
    To tell the truth, I don’t know.

  454. Pat M. April 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Nick in SF….You walk on water ….

  455. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Smackerel will be leaving to take care of what his “handle” suggests he wears himself out at (alone) every day. Another win, and so surprisingly, no matter how ugly…IT COUNTS ! 12 – 6 start, is just a TAD better than 10-11 ( last I counted, that is 5 games up in the loss column, where it COUNTS ) after the BoSux take another game from the stinkin’ Angels, who suddenly couldn’t hit their way out of a paper bag ! Night Night Smackinittoomuch !

  456. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Win!

    Mo blows 2 consecutive saving opps.

  457. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Betsy April 24th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Whew……….glad that’s over.

    Mo will be just fine as long as he’s not overused…….

    ___________________________________________

    Yankees almost never overuse Mo, so that statement is just idiotic.
    And minutes ago you were saying how bad Mo is. Gotta hang on to that bangwagon and just agree with everyone even if it contradicts things you said minutes earlier.

  458. West Coast Yankee Fan April 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Next topic for the Lo Hug genius contingent. Dice-K and Beckett’s last two games.

  459. 108 stitches April 24th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    A shame that Freddy didn’t get the win but ………….. a win is a win. They can’t all be pretty.
    Chicago Sox up next at the Stadium.

  460. JobaTipsHisCap April 24th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Knicks always give fans false hope, eventually they still got blown away.

  461. Vineyard Yankee April 24th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    LMAO ! ! :arrow:

  462. Smackerel April 24th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    # Don Vito A. Bellamo April 24th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Smackerel will be leaving to take care of what his “handle” suggests he wears himself out at (alone) every day. Another win, and so surprisingly, no matter how ugly…IT COUNTS ! 12 – 6 start, is just a TAD better than 10-11 ( last I counted, that is 5 games up in the loss column, where it COUNTS ) after the BoSux take another game from the stinkin’ Angels, who suddenly couldn’t hit their way out of a paper bag ! Night Night Smackinittoomuch !
    __________________________________________

    Let’s break this down so it makes sense to everyone.
    I don’t even know where to begin?

    “Smackerel will be leaving to take care of what his “handle” suggests he wears himself out at (alone) every day.” –

    Makes no sense at all. Why is handle in quotation marks? What is the act of smackerel? How would one wear themselves out by doing smackerel?
    Im totally ignoring the obvious grammatical errors as well as poor sentence construction. I understand you are dumber than dirt but you can do better.

    “Another win, and so surprisingly, no matter how ugly…IT COUNTS ! ”
    Surprising that the Yankees beat the scrub Orioles? You must really think the Yankees suck that beating the Orioles was a surprise cause it got close and went into extra innings. Im thinking you lack faith in your team.

    “( last I counted, that is 5 games up in the loss column, where it COUNTS )”
    It counts on both sides and this is still April so it means nothing at all.

    “after the BoSux take another game from the stinkin’ Angels, who suddenly couldn’t hit their way out of a paper bag ! Night Night Smackinittoomuch !”

    Suddenly?? Last season was an illusion? Angels have been sucking since last season. This is nothing new and they always suck against the Red Sox even when they are playing good baseball and in 1st out in the al west.

    Don Vito, you are truly an idiot and clueless about baseball.

  463. joeman April 24th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    just a tidbit like nobody here knows..Bos SP is on fire

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