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Game 20: Yankees vs. White Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 26, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (12-7)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Brett Gardner LF
Gustavo Molina C

RHP Ivan Nova (1-2, 7.63)
Nova vs. White Sox

WHITE SOX (9-14)
Juan Pierre LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Carlos Quentin RF
Paul Konerko 1B
Adam Dunn DH
Alex Rios CF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Gordon Beckham 2B
Brent Morel 3B

RHP Gavin Floyd (2-1, 4.00)
Floyd vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., MY9 / MLB Network

WEATHER: The weather just keeps getting better. Tonight is better than last night. Hoping the trend continues.

UMPIRES: HP Greg Gibson, 1B Todd Tichenor, 2B Gerry Davis, 3B Sam Holbrook

COMING BACK: The Yankees are 18-4 in games immediately following shutout losses since ht start of 2008.

BEATING THE CENTRAL: The Yankees have no lost any of their past 10 series against American League Central teams. That goes back to May of last year. In that span they are 9-0-1 in series against the Central. The Yankees are 27-16 in games against the Central since the start of 2010.

FIVE SHY: Robinson Cano’s 13-game hitting streak ended last night. He was five games away from his career-high. During the streak he hit .345 with six doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI.

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Sharp first two innings from Ivan Nova, who seems to be keeping his fastball down for soft ground balls. The only base runner he’s allowed was thrown out trying to steal.

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: Towering home run by Cano. It’s 1-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: So far so good for Nova, but he’s out for the fifth, and that inning always seems to be tricky for him. It’s still just a 1-0 game, so this could be a big inning.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Odd top of the fifth for the Yankees and an unexpected bottom half. The Yankees seemed to retire Alex Rios twice — Granderson nearly made a nice catch, then Molina seemed to throw him out stealing before Cano dropped the ball — but he ultimately came around to score.

In the bottom half, it was Gardner of all people who went deep to put the Yankees back in front 2-1.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Nova did his job, and after a one-out walk in the seventh, Dave Robertson is coming in from the bullpen. Nova was at 92 pitches and it’s the 8-9 hitters coming to the plate, but I actually like the decision by Girardi. It’s a one-run game, and Soriano-Rivera are almost certainly going to handle the eighth and ninth no matter what happens here. Make the safe decision here, then put the game in the hands of the late-inning guys. Nova gets a much deserved standing ovation, and there’s no risk of him suddenly imploding (which isn’t, you know, out of the question with him).

UPDATE, 9:19 p.m.: Well there goes that. Soriano gives up a two-run bomb and now the White Sox are in front 3-2 in the eighth. The feeling in this stadium just took a significant turn, as you can imagine.

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679 Responses to “Game 20: Yankees vs. White Sox”

  1. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Go Yanks

  2. Prete Funk Era April 26th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Tie?

  3. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Nice night out tonight. Good night to use Soriano.

  4. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Nice throw Molina.

  5. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Want to see my boy Molina get a hit!

  6. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Strike em out throw em out dp? I see Kay is in fine form again. Geez

  7. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Nice night out tonight. Good night to use Soriano.

    —–

    He needs 48 hours to collect his thoughts after giving up a run.

  8. RiveraBlues April 26th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Another Molina strikes again!

  9. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Was that a K?

  10. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Yep,Kay is asleep agaIn…

  11. RayVT April 26th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I think Molina means catcher in Spanish.

  12. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    no it was a ball. Pauly held up on the swing. If it was a K the caught stealing wouldn’t have mattered

  13. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Kaptain K…no ground ball anyway…

  14. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Have a feeling we’re gonna see a very strong outing from Nova tonight.

  15. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Darn it

  16. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Grandy is on everything. Almost.

  17. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Joe Mauer and Tex did not grow up in the same neigborhood. Sorry Kay

  18. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    We really need a lead off guy.

  19. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Alright Kay I give up you win. Strikem out throwem out it is. lol

  20. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Joe Mauer and Tex did not grow up in the same neigborhood. Sorry Kay

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    he didn’t say that mauer grew up across from Yeixeira. He said Gavin Floyd did. If you need to start complaining in the first inning, at least get it straight.

  21. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Maybe I missed something, as I was making dinner – But I thought Kay was talking about Gavin Floyd. That actually sounds vaguely familiar to me, that Floyd and Tex did grow up in the same neighborhood.

  22. Bo knows April 26th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Another long night tonight. We used to tell kids “Go up there with a plan”. Teixeira standing there like a lump, I wonder if he had a plan.

  23. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Nova looks sharp early.

  24. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Yes Sir GB

  25. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Joe In LI, it’s going to be a long night in here. First inning and all complaints about nothing. “Killer” and I are gonna get drunk and watch the game.

  26. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Runs tonight please. Not that I’m being negative. How about score if you want to guys.

  27. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Cano

    Please never try that again.

  28. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Dayum Cano

  29. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Cano!!!!

  30. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Thank You! What a SHOT

  31. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    why are the stupid Red Sox on MLBnetwork instead of the Yankees?

    Go Cano!

  32. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Whatta ya know?

  33. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    And that’s why u don’t bunt Cano. Plus, you’re slow.

  34. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    That is why bunts are stupid

  35. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you.

    That’s why you don’t bunt Robbie.

  36. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Blake I got the Yankees. Must be a regional thing.

  37. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Robbie goes boom!!

  38. RadioKev April 26th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Wow. I wonder how far that thing would have kept traveling had there not been seats.

  39. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    blakeApril 26th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    why are the stupid Red Sox on MLBnetwork instead of the Yankees?

    Go Cano!
    ______________________

    lol they are showing the Yankees where I’m at

  40. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    If I’m pitching, I never throw Swisher or Jorge a fastball, only breaking balls

  41. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Swish looks overmatched.

  42. Bo knows April 26th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Yep, Swisher on his HR swing. Tfui

  43. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    back to todays discussion re Cano…methinks he is thinking Power Hitter this year, like 40 HR Power.

    he looks willing to sacrifice Avg for HR’s and also Why is Swisher his protection in the lineup?
    At this point Martin might be the better alternative.

  44. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Swish looks overmatched.

    Everyone looks overmatched on an ugly strike out. Doesn’t make it true. Dude has one of the highest line drive rates on the team.

  45. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Ugh…probably cause they are playing Baltimore

  46. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    he looks willing to sacrifice Avg for HR’

    But he is hitting for average. He just isn’t walking.

  47. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Condolences to Singleton’s family.

  48. Bo knows April 26th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Floyd is an excellent pitcher with quality off speed stuff. Swinging out of your shorts is contra indicated at the very least. Leiter should take up managing. Described Swisher’s travails exactly.

  49. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Sorry…what did he say about Singleton? Trying to install this bleeping air conditioner.

  50. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    cano could hit 340 if he wanted too

  51. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    “Sorry…what did he say about Singleton? Trying to install this bleeping air conditioner.”

    His mom passed away.

  52. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    “cano could hit 340 if he wanted too”

    why wouldn’t he want to?

  53. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Ugh….poor Kenny.

  54. Tom in N.J. April 26th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Not sure why but @BloggingBombers is screaming at @LoHudYankees . I’d intervene but it’s kind of funny.

  55. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Doc Joe….Is it at all possible that what could be ailing Hughes be a neurological issue ???/ Back in October I had numbness and tingling on the outside of my left thigh…….Neurosurgeon cut nerves in my groin and rerouted them and attached them to the inside thigh muscles……My problem was the result of 2 hip replacements and a hip reduction surgery 2 years ago……Never had pain just numbness and lack of strength no matter no much I rehabbed those muscles……I understand that this isn’t in your area of expertise just wondering if maybe you picked up something during a consult…..Sad news on Mrs Singleton….

  56. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    cano could hit 340 if he wanted too

    I think it is a bit more complex than simply wanting to hit .340. At any rate, that doesn’t mean anything about him sacrificing average for power. Cano has said his goal in any at bat is to hit a hard line drive.

  57. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Great play by Tex….

  58. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    GB – at least make it the good stuff. I started with 18-year old single malt, and am now having a good australian merlot with dinner. Needless to say, I’m not on-call ;)

  59. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    That would have been crazy if he turned that.

  60. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Everyone looks overmatched on an ugly strike out. Doesn’t make it true. Dude has one of the highest line drive rates on the team. ——————- that may be true, but lately he has looked overmatched. I wasn’t just talkin about that ab. He is trying to go deep on every swing and looks bad in the process.

  61. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    After throwing strikes in the first two innings, he;s getting behind the hitters, he might get away with it at the bottom the order, but, Quenton, Konerko, Dunn and Rios will hurt him.

  62. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    his not walking shows this new aggressiveness for Cano the fulltime #5 hitter
    300/40/120 is what he’s aiming for…

  63. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Cano could on base .400 if he wanted to.

  64. RadioKev April 26th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Juan Pierre doesn’t look a day over 18.

  65. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    “cano could hit 340 if he wanted too”

    why wouldn’t he want to?
    ====================
    he looks to be thinking long ball
    no where near the discipline of last year

  66. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    he looks to be thinking long ball

    It looks like he is sacrificing on base for average actually.

  67. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Way to get off the mound.

  68. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Cat like Nova…..he’s throwing well so far

  69. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Nova likes that and so do I. Way to go kid.

  70. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    no way cano hits his usual 320 the way he is swinging now
    he might hit 40 hrs though and his obp will sink

  71. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Joe, I also have some vintage drink. Coor’s Light. I bought it way back yesterday. I figure it’s aged long enough.

  72. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Blake

    Do you watch the games on your comp?

  73. Bo knows April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Swisher hitting for average? From the left side? Ahem.

  74. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I think Cano has just fallen into some old habits a bit….it’s early in the season. Hopefully he’ll narrow down his pitch selection as the season goes.

  75. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    no way cano hits his usual 320 the way he is swinging now
    he might hit 40 hrs though and his obp will sink

    he is hitting .313, please stop your nonsense

  76. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    LGY,

    yes I’m having to tonight….thought I’d get the Yankee game on MLBnetwork but I’m not.

  77. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Someone told me off on this site last year and they were right….sometimes, batting average is an overrated stat. RBI’s, runs scored, and average with RISP are most important to a team.

  78. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    what the heck is with all this bunting

  79. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    his strikeouts are higher , his walks, obp and avg are lower…
    he is definitely swinging like a slugger

  80. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Ok. I’m officially tired of Gardner. Dude should be riding the pine.

  81. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    So when is the Gardner experiment over?

  82. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    book on Gardner….challenge with fastballs early and curveballs when ahead in the count. He’s going to have to make some adjustments.

  83. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    304 avg w/ 309 obp dont be silly

  84. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    his strikeouts are higher , his walks, obp and avg are lower…

    He is hitting above his career average. he is .007 points below 09 and .006 points below 2010. If anything he is trying to hit for a higher average. Which is completely against your point.

  85. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    HR hitters walk, because they wait for their pitch. He is swinging like a low average slap hitter

  86. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Blake

    You gotta get a laptop with an HDMI output next time you upgrade.

  87. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    At this point Gardner makes a great late inning defensive replacement…

  88. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Pat M. – theoretically, it could. Since Phil has not had arm/shoulder surgery, the question would then be – How? Most likely, statistically, would be a cervical (extra) rib; but why now, after he’s been pitching for a long time. There are many possible causes, the proverbial laundry list. It is literally impossible to say anything intelligent, without knowing more. It is entirely possible all the test will not provide the answer, and we’ll be left with – “dead arm”.

    Ya know, these doctors don’t know anything……

  89. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I think Cano has just fallen into some old habits a bit…
    ==========
    agreed. but it might be by design.
    it looks like he wants to hit at least 40 even if the avg drops 20 pts.

  90. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    LGY,

    yes….yes I do. Is that what you do ?

  91. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Gardner should be in AAA. His issues go beyond not hitting. He has zero confidence right now and it’s almost like he has a mental block where he just can’t swing the bat. It’s crazy that Girardi doesn’t let Jones split time with him in LF.

  92. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Grandy in Mantle company.

  93. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I’m in shock. kevin Russio has hit a homer. 1-0 Scranton.

  94. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Jeter walked !

  95. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    agreed. but it might be by design.

    This is not the design of a HR hitter. Find me all the sluggers with a 1% walk rate.

  96. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Lucky to have Grandy picking up the slack for the OF’s this year. He has had great ab’s

  97. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    cano hit 320 the past 2 seasons, forget his lifetime avg, look at the trend

    but then again you thought it wouldn’t rain in april because it didn’t last year, which it did btw

  98. P April 26th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Much rather have Juan Pierre than BG … you know who wanted JP really bad? the boss!! No lie he loved him and his work ethic

  99. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Blake

    I’m in NY so I get YES but I watch a lot of stuff hooking my comp up to my TV. It’s awesome.

  100. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    At this point Gardner makes a great late inning defensive replacement…

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

    Smart man.

  101. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    cano hit 320 the past 2 seasons, forget his lifetime avg, look at the trend

    The trend of what, being 1 hit away from bettering his avg last year?

  102. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Find me all the sluggers with a 1% walk rate.
    ============
    cano is not a typical slugger, he feels he can hit anything, 300 and 40 would be his goal,
    not the 320′s we have seen the past 2 seasons

  103. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Doc…Yeah I found that out regarding yourself a few days ago from a most unreliable source here as you well remember I’m certain

  104. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Cano has fallen into old habits. Long has to work with him a couple of times and I am sure he will be back to where he was last year. It’s almost like he has to be reminded to not swing at those pitches.

  105. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    Joe, I also have some vintage drink. Coor’s Light. I bought it way back yesterday. I figure it’s aged long enough.
    __________
    That was a good year.

  106. P April 26th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    BG needs to do something .. He’s not slumping he proving he is not a MLB caliber hitter.. Can he get out of it? I dunno but he was already questioning himself if he belongs last week!

  107. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    LGY,

    how does that work? Do you have a remote or something or do you just control if from your computer? I do need to get that though because I can’t get extra innings where I live.

  108. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    not the 320?s we have seen the past 2 seasons

    He is hitting .313, do you need your Men’s Health 1 A Day?

  109. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    p…..Especially after he tortured the Yanks in the 03 Series

  110. joeman April 26th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    # Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Grandy in Mantle company.
    —————————
    OK

  111. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Chavez!!!

  112. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Chavez is such a stud at 3rd still

  113. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Eric the great!

  114. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    He has had his average at .320 on 5 separate occasions this year.

  115. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I love me some Chavez. He is a sweet player. Please stay healthy Eric.

  116. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Chavez plays a mean 3rd base.

  117. mick April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    He is hitting .313, do you need your Men’s Health 1 A Day?
    =======================
    No I just got off the ballfield and hit a HR, you?

  118. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Nice play by Chavez

  119. joeman April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    # blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    book on Gardner….challenge with fastballs early and curveballs when ahead in the count. He’s going to have to make some adjustments.
    ———————————
    like sitting on the bench

  120. blake April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Nova’s breaking ball is very tight tonight.

  121. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I sound like a hypocrite, but WHY ARE WE COMPLAINING ABOUT A GUY WHO JUST HIT ONE INTO THE SECOND DECK???

  122. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    No I just got off the ballfield and hit a HR, you?

    Inside the parker against your walker’d kin no doubt.

  123. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Didn’t know they offered senior citizen t-ball.

  124. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    jerk, anytime you want to try, i would outplay you on a ballfield

  125. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Blake

    You control it from your comp. Whatever is displayed on the comp is projected on the TV.

  126. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Bold claims from someone that thinks a high average put everything in play hitter is trying to slug.

  127. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Nova just got away with a mistake to Dunn…..

  128. Jonny No Game April 26th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Can Chavez play SS? Yankees need him in the line up. Seriously

  129. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    NIce breaking ball.

  130. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    mick…..What an entrance !!!

  131. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Bold claims from someone that thinks a high average put everything in play hitter is trying to slug.
    ======================
    you think like an adolescent….nothing wrong with that as you are prolly 14 ….you obviously have better eyesight but cannot see.

  132. kd April 26th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    gotta be please about what we’ve seen from nova so far. control. velocity. poise. pitch count efficiency

  133. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    # Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    mick…..What an entrance !!!
    ======================
    Not as dramatic as Betsy’s yesterday, man it’s quiet here, but she will be back.

  134. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Although I would think you could buy some type of wireless remote or keyboard or whatever

  135. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    wow the white sox offense is terrible…

  136. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I sound like a hypocrite, but WHY ARE WE COMPLAINING ABOUT A GUY WHO JUST HIT ONE INTO THE SECOND DECK???

    Mick is just displaying his lack of baseball knowledge. To defeat betsy he had to become her.

  137. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Pat M., Dunn was surprised by the hanging curve. He won’t get away with it again, though.

  138. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Ok. So nova gave us 4 great innings. We have seen that a few times. The real test is can he give us a couple more now?

  139. 108 stitches April 26th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Brett Gardner’s value right now is that of a pinch runner / late defensive OF change. With all the bunting drills he did in ST, he applies none of it now to at least get on base.

  140. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    who’s complaining about cano, just calling WHAT I SEE, which you obviously cant jerkboy.

    cano is trying something different and it is working, hardly a complaint

  141. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    cano is trying something different and it is working, hardly a complaint

    Trying to both hit for a high average AND power?

  142. MoYanks April 26th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Gardner is not a major league baseball player. Great defense, but absolutely no offensive abilities.

  143. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Cano trying to get 320/40/120

  144. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    get one in quick jerky, i’m outta here…

  145. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Vicious line drive, can’t believe he is trying to hit for a high average…

  146. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    cano wont hit 320 if he hits 40

  147. Bo knows April 26th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    The Yankees are really giving it again. A one hitter and 52 pitches through four.

  148. kd April 26th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    say what you want about arod, but all of the balls he hits are hard.

  149. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    say hi to your gal betsy as i am leaving you to argue with yourself

  150. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    GB…Next time Dunn will launch it onto the subway tracks…..Mick, I laughed for hours last night after that post…….

  151. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    .Mick, I laughed for hours last night after that post…….
    =================================
    which one Pat?

  152. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Knock on wood, but on nights like this Nova looks like he could actually develop into a front of the rotation starter.

    He absolutely has the tools to do it. Not many pitchers can stake claim to a 91-95 MPH fastball and a curveball as big as his is. The key, as it is with most guys, is going to be the development of his command and pitching savvy.

    He actually reminds me a lot of a younger Gavin Floyd. Anyone else notice that?

  153. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Humber and Floyd’s dazzling display of junkball 80 mph pitches has got the Yankees off balance.

  154. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Certainly helps the sox that Grandy’s ball got knocked down at the track and A-rod’s up the middle got snagged

  155. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    looks like trish and betsy have joined an all womens blog

  156. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Granderson hesitates again. Let’s see if it costs them.

  157. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    White Sox have jinxed Granderson in center

  158. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    a granderson missplay got that run yesterday.
    now its the 5th and we have to worry about Nova falling apart.

  159. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    there is no way they pay swish 10m next year

  160. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    are they all allergic to holding onto the ball?

  161. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    molinas got a gun

  162. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Molina can really play back there.

  163. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    i think they should teach Jorge Vazquez RF, and bring him up next year if they dont want to pay swish.

  164. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Cano has been dropping a few of those this series

  165. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    i think they should teach Jorge Vazquez RF, and bring him up next year if they dont want to pay swish.

    There is no way anyone here would prefer Vazquez over swisher. He strikes out way more and walks significantly less and won’t hit for a high average with his dismal plate discipline in the majors.

  166. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    throw off line by swish

  167. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Horrible….dropping the ball twice leads to a run, and Molina didn’t even look at second base. The Yankees cannot keep living and dying by the homer.

  168. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    two dropped balls and we knew that would happen

  169. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    And you know Ozzie loves to have his guys run no Swisher.

  170. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks Granderson

  171. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    They should just let nova go 4. He loses it after 4.

  172. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    1m buyout next year for swish

  173. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    mick….the entrance line…..

  174. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    They should just let nova go 4. He loses it after 4.
    ___

    Two dropped catches….
    This time there is only so much to put on him.

  175. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    FYI Vazquez is a non prospect. He’s 29 yrs old. Get a clue.

  176. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    FYI Vazquez is a non prospect. He’s 29 yrs old. Get a clue.
    ___

    Yeah i would hate to have those numbers he puts up in the lineup.

  177. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    # Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    mick….the entrance line…..
    ====================
    Oh yeah, it was dramatic, you have to admit but like Marilyn her flame burnt out way before she did…

  178. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Yeah i would hate to have those numbers he puts up in the lineup.

    He isn’t going to put up those numbers in the majors.

  179. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    You think Montero is going to come up and hit .400??? Minor league performance isn’t 1 for 1 to the majors. Especially for guys who strike out a lot and don’t walk.

  180. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    she is in mourning over hughes

  181. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Especially for guys who strike out a lot and don’t walk.
    =================
    like cano?

  182. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    For Trenton, Shaeffer Hall has a 2 hit shutout going. 0 walks, 3 strikeouts, 57 pitches, 45 strikes. 8 ground outs, 3 fly outs

    Adam Warren has a 1 hit game going for scranton. 1 run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts. 46 pitches, 28 strikes, 1 groundout, 5 fly outs

  183. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Keep swinging for the fence Swish. Its really working.

  184. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    How can you be sure?

    By your standard, we should just let Montero go because his AAA numbers are BS.

  185. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Sucks Rios was out twice that inning.

  186. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    is swisher even batting .100 from the left?

  187. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    like cano?

    Cano doesn’t strike out alot. Vazquez struck out 30% of the time in AAA last year, 25.6% this year.

  188. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    the yanks hitting slump from yesterday is continued today…..maybe 2morrow they will score 15 runs

  189. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Point about JV was IF they want to let Swish go, he is an option.
    Swish used to strike out a lot too, and look…. he is again.

  190. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    lol that happened

  191. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    By your standard, we should just let Montero go because his AAA numbers are BS.

    No, by my standard you evaluate the hitters and their skills. Vazquez hits for power. Will swing at most anything. Doesn’t walk. Not a good recipe for the majors. Montero is 9 years younger and in the minors does not strike out a lot, and even as his strike outs increased as he moved up the ladders he hit for more power and began walk.

    Look at a guy like Adam Dunn or Mike Stanton, they hit .300 in the minors, strike out 30% of the time, and walk a ton with great power. In the majors they are .240-.260 hitters.

  192. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Hey now…. Brett Posada in the house!

  193. RadioKev April 26th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    So much potential in that two handed swing.

  194. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    what!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow unbelievable good for Gardner

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

    Gardner – I too can be Babe Ruth. Every once in a while bat meets ball. lol

  196. LGY April 26th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Unless Swish gets hurt there is like a .00001 percent chance they don’t pick up his option.

  197. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Rocket by Gardner. Way to get that run back.

  198. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Another homerun to score.

  199. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Gardner = home run hitter now….

  200. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    “Hey now…. Brett Posada in the house!”

    Beat me to it. I was going to say that Gardner is becoming Posada with better defense.

  201. 108 stitches April 26th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Whoa ! An unexpected gift. Let’s see if Nova can roll on for another inning or two.

  202. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Swisher is just in a slump IMO. He’ll come out of this big time.

  203. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    at his current rate cano will strikeout about 112 times, about 40+ more than he has avgd the last 2 years

  204. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Another homerun to score.
    ___

    Yes, but it sure beats not scoring at all.

  205. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    at his current rate cano will strikeout about 112 times, about 40+ more than he has avgd the last 2 years

    Jorge Vazquez would challenge Mark Reynolds record.

  206. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Swisher is just in a slump IMO. He’ll come out of this big time.
    =============
    he is basically in his walk year, under pressure, which he shies away from

  207. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Did Cliff Lee lose last night?

  208. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Robertson. That’s a lot of hard hit balls the last two innings, regardless of the fact that one should have been caught.

  209. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Gardner on pace for 16 homers.

  210. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Did Cliff Lee lose last night?

    Yes.

    Ian Kennedy 3 hit shutout.

  211. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    DP here.

  212. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Nova has to grow a little bit here.

    He has a lead, albeit a small one, and now its on him to protect it.

  213. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I wonder if Joey G. will get someone up. Hint. Hint.

  214. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Get the pen warming

  215. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    plus swish offers no protection for cano which is another reason his plate discipline is suffering, swinging at the crap he is getting

  216. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Nova….you’re a sinker baller. Pitch to your strength and keep the ball down and roll a DP.

  217. kd April 26th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    brent gardner has more home runs than adrian gonzalez.

    imagine the pressure he’d be facing if he’d signed with the yankees

  218. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    i still say keep chavez in the lineup at DH, put him 6th (dont care about lefty two in a row)….
    Then Cano has protection.

    If not, at least move MArtin up.

  219. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    nova does not possess a killer instict and unless he does he will not reach his potential
    reminds me of cano his 1st few years until they broke up his party gang

  220. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    brent gardner has more home runs than adrian gonzalez.
    ___

    Who is Brent Gardner?

  221. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    This is about as good as we can ask for from Nova (and Burnett yesterday).

    Would help to have a sustained offense at home….

  222. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    If Swish is let go, then what’s the plan for RF. Please don’t tell me Jesus Montero. He has zero experience there.

  223. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    finish strong young man

  224. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I wouldnt mind Golson, but not in the same lineup as Gardner….

  225. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Big strike out.

  226. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    rumble young man rumble…

  227. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Swisher isn’t being let go. Period.

    He’s going to be here for a long time barring some kind of terrible injury or precipitous dropoff in performance.

    The organization loves him, the fans love him, and he loves being here.

  228. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Swisher and Gardner will probably undergo a major upward correction.

  229. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    big time pitch right there.

  230. kd April 26th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    that’s a better curve ball than most starters in the bigs

  231. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Get the last out here.

  232. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    no straight fb hr here…

  233. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    so now we’re getting rid of Swisher….

  234. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    ac1 – good comment. One of those inexplicable Yankee bat siestas. Hope it’s a short one.

  235. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Great pitch, didn’t see that pitch being called…Neither than Paul K.

  236. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    no i think we are just bored and bouncing ideas….
    doesnt help that swish is beyond struggling.

  237. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    strike this mule out…

  238. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    How slow is Derek Jeter?

  239. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Ivan is playing with fire if he keeps throwing elevated pitches to Dunn

  240. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Nice job Nova.

  241. RadioKev April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Hey hey hey, there it is for Nova.

  242. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    A good 6 innings for Nova. Guess he’s not horse fodder.

  243. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Nova going to get into the 7th?

    The starters are coming around now….

    Good sign.

  244. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Big time pitching by the kid. Great stuff.

  245. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Good job Nova!!!!!!! Finally.

  246. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    beat him, good job, now he’s done, enter the formula…

  247. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    No one said watching a pitcher develop is easy, but its’ usually well worth it.

  248. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Gold Glove……What are you talking about….

  249. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Need to get some runs here in order for Nova to pitch the 7th. He is at 85 pitches, but I’m not sure Girardi should trust him in a 1 run game.

  250. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    GREAT job by Nova there.

    Instead of fixating on our all star right fielder in the midst of a bad month for a 12-7 team, why don’t we talk about the kid’s performance.

    He’s got the stuff to be a top-of-the-rotation pitcher one day and he showed flashes tonight. Really outstanding job.

  251. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    6 is enough for now…
    next time go for 7.

  252. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    On that foul pop up.

  253. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    beat him, good job, now he’s done, enter the formula…
    ___

    Dont know they should enter the formula.
    I say let him start the 7th and have Robertson ready to come in. (since it would be mid-inning)
    Then either Joba or Soriano in the 8th.

  254. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Jetes!!!

  255. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I hope Nova is pickingup knowledge from Garcia and Colon. They have a lot to teach a young man like him.

  256. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Atta boy Jete…right back through the box.

  257. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Jete infield ground ball home run.

  258. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    “Need to get some runs here in order for Nova to pitch the 7th. He is at 85 pitches, but I’m not sure Girardi should trust him in a 1 run game.”

    I think the runs are needed for Soriano’s 8th.

  259. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Allright, Cap’n….

    Now, let’s get some more runs, and be kind to my gastric lining…..

  260. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    The White Sox lineup is really struggling, I’d send Nova out there. This is the kind of team he can beat to build his confidence.

  261. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    no, its time for josomo…

  262. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Love those girls dancing behind the batters

  263. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    mick…….You’re against letting him come out for the 7th and let him go batter by batter

  264. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    wow

  265. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    joba is better when he starts the inning as they all are

  266. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Woulda been a good time to lay a bunt down there.

  267. cs in la April 26th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Why is Wallace Matthews covering the Yankees? Can tell he hates them.

  268. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Getting predictable. They really haven’t hit since Saturday’s drubbing.

  269. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    and why is tex swinging at balls near the ground and watching the good ones?

  270. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Rios is a dangerous hitter…Nova and Yankees better be careful if he comes out for the 7th.

  271. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Gotta let Nova at least open the 7th inning to get at least an out or two.

  272. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t have the slightest lick of confidence in Rafael Soriano to hold a one run lead at this point.

    It’s going to take a couple of solid collective outings in a row from this “formula” before I can shed the feeling I’ve had over the past week that one of them is bound to screw up.

    Leave Nova in.

  273. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    “no, its time for josomo…”

    It should be joromo

  274. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    time to win this game, nova gave us 6 good ones

  275. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    gold glove…..you really think any SS was going to make that catch running from where he was running into the visitors dugout ??? No way, had he had maybe 8-10 addition feet of room then he makes the play

  276. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Only scoring via the long ball will come back to haunt vs good pitching

  277. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    GB…I’m with you, let him open the inning and play by ear

  278. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I wonder if his recent homers will have Brett Gardner trying to go all Brady Anderson on us.

  279. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    leave Nova in.

  280. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Every ball that falls in shouldn’t have been caught by Derek Jeter.

  281. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    U have to send nova out. Can’t keep expecting 9 outs every night from pen. Need length from SP

  282. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Man, that kid Nova has a good curve.

  283. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    i dont get it, a hr wipes out his start

  284. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    It’s funny that Soriano went thru ST on his own schedule and pitched so few innings if he had a slow start last year doing the same thing. Probably should have had more work.

    I’m sure he’ll come around, but a quick start would have helped his transition to NYC.

  285. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “I wonder if his recent homers will have Brett Gardner trying to go all Brady Anderson on us.”

    Longer sideburns?

  286. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “It should be joromo”

    really can’t argue.

  287. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Loving that Chavy monster/

  288. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    i called this one.
    im starting to think like Girardi.
    oh boy!

  289. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Chavez has some glove.

  290. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Throwing your curve for strikes – works every time.

  291. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    It’s really enjoyable to watch Chavez at third. I seriously just feel good for the guy.

  292. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Chavez awesome

  293. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    “I wonder if his recent homers will have Brett Gardner trying to go all Brady Anderson on us.”

    Longer sideburns?
    _______
    That would be a cool look!

  294. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Great play Chavez. Damn he’s good – stay healthy.

  295. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Chavez is so good at 3rd….he’s going to have an every day job next year if he keeps this up.

  296. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    dangerous hitter

  297. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Chavez is going to be huge this year if he stays healthy.

  298. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    One thing this team has early which past teams didn’t is a strong bench.

  299. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    “i dont get it, a hr wipes out his start”

    So does a home run off any of the relievers Girardi would have brought in.

  300. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Chavez is so good at 3rd….he’s going to have an every day job next year if he keeps this up.
    ___

    He doesn’t want one.
    I would hope if he has a good year, the Yankees try to convince him to stay.

  301. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    Chavez is so good at 3rd….he’s going to have an every day job next year if he keeps this up.
    ______________
    I have always felt that we will only have him for one year. If bad, he would be dropped, if good he will sigh elsewhere. I would love for him to stay and get a 3 year deal.

  302. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    4 pitch walk, robo up, go get em

  303. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    “i dont get it, a hr wipes out his start”
    ___

    He needs to try.
    Robertson is better mid inning than Joba.

  304. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Excellent job Nova.

  305. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    gotta learn to tip that hat

  306. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    If Chavez shows himself that he can play at a high level I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to play every day….maybe he realizes that he can’t stay healthy doing that and that’s ok……either way though it’s looking like a dynamite pick up by Cashman so far.

  307. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    A good bullpen move by Girardi. Who knew.

  308. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Chavez huge for Nova tonight. Nova did very well. Now lock it down with the pen.

  309. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Good job Nova….can’t complain one bit about that start.

  310. vinny-b April 26th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    he knows how to clap, but can someone teach Nova how to tip his cap?

    not cool.

  311. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    If Nova and Burny are coming around, and Garcy and Colony continue to pitch well, the Yankees are going to run off a huge winning streak in May.

  312. Bronx Jeers April 26th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Well he made it to uncharted waters.

    A week ago he was his big league bullpen debut. Probably left a bad taste in his mouth. Good job.

  313. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Well, can’t accuse Joe of leaving the starter in too long. He and Pena must have seen something/”baseball instinct” that this was it for Nova. Plus, Robertson has shown he’s capable of coming in with runners on and getting the job done. Not a guarantee that he’ll succeed tonight, but he has a track record.

    As Mariano is want to say, Robertson “is capable”.

  314. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    good starting pitching is contagious.

  315. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    A week ago he was his big league bullpen debut.

    He pitched out of the pen last year.

  316. vinny-b April 26th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    “If Nova and Burny are coming around, and Garcy and Colony continue to pitch well, the Yankees are going to run off a huge winning streak in May”
    ——————————————-

    and if you win the lottery..

    lot of IF’s.

  317. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    D-Rob smoking it.

  318. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    when Robertson is on, he is the best pitcher in the pen not named Rivera.

  319. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    no chance. Robertson’s cutter is nasty….

  320. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Roberston bent him like Beckman.

  321. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Robertson’s fastball is just incredible.

    It has so much natural life on it tonight that pitch FX is picking it up as a cutter. That’s a 93 MPH cutter.

    Roy Halladay doesn’t throw 93 MPH cutters.

  322. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Robertson is better mid inning than Joba.

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

    He’s a better pitcher period.

  323. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    robo is one helluva power pitcher for a little guy

  324. blake April 26th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    What if this kid is actually the future closer of the Yankees.

  325. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    no chance. Robertson’s cutter is nasty….
    ————–
    wonder who he learned it from

  326. kd April 26th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    great job by aj and nova the last two games.

  327. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Wicked hop.

  328. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Cano is trying to be a .300 fielder

  329. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Come on Robbie.

  330. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Cano again.

    He needs a new glove

  331. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    tough play, but thought cano could have gotten in front of it

  332. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    94 on the black.

  333. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Cano is trying to be a .300 fielder
    ===========
    poor attempt at sarcasm and humor

  334. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    DROb better get the K here.

  335. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Robertson vs Pierre is a mismatch, gotta get this guy

  336. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    95?

  337. mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    guess he doesnt trust boone

  338. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    poor attempt at sarcasm and humor

    Got your attention, perhaps you’d prefer misogyny?

  339. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    blake – he might be. Look at his eyes. That’s why Joe has him come in with men on base. The only other relievers he regularly does that with are Logan (for the lefties), and Mariano.

  340. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Nice.

  341. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    D-Rob!

  342. Marcus April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Nice play

  343. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Way to pitch out of jam.

  344. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Now the Yankees better get some runs…they need a cushion the way the pen has performed lately.

  345. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Robertson is a good pitcher, if he could ever cut down his walks he’d be a beast.

  346. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Robertson’s cutter actually looks like Mo’s back when Mo threw harder….it’s not as good and probably doesn’t break as late but it’s real nice and he has a great 12-6 hook to go with it as well….now if he only had Mo’s command.

  347. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I think Robertson is a keeper and i still believe he can be the heir to Mo.

  348. RadioKev April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Robertson is really something

  349. 108 stitches April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Tack on 4-5 runs to be sure.

  350. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    “What if this kid is actually the future closer of the Yankees.”

    ________________________________________

    I’ve always suspected that he might be.

    He has a killer instinct that I haven’t seen in many relievers here since 1996 other than Mariano.

  351. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    mick April 26th, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    Cano is trying to be a .300 fielder
    ===========
    poor attempt at sarcasm and humor
    ____________
    I thought it was pretty funny.

  352. mick April 26th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Got your attention, perhaps you’d prefer misogyny?
    ====================
    now that’s a little too deep for you….not the only one with a complaint, ask Pat M.

  353. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    Robertson is a good pitcher, if he could ever cut down his walks he’d be a beast.
    _________
    That’s the key that is keeping him from being an elite closer.

  354. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I think it’s pretty obvious by the situations that Girardi puts Robertson in that he actually has the most confidence in him than any other non-Rivera reliever. He’s using him like a weapon and not in a set role….which is good really.

  355. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Robertson pitched something like 150+ innings in the minors before he gave up his first pro HR.

  356. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    why is everyone hacking away?

  357. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Pat <., the next goal for Nova is to pitch like this game and get through 7 complete innings and go from there. It's the only way he's going to get over that little mental hump.

  358. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    ac1April 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    when Robertson is on, he is the best pitcher in the pen not named Rivera.
    _____________________

    I agree with that…and actually I trust Robertson more in big spots then I do Joba

  359. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I still think it is beyond funny how Tito has Crawford hitting 8th. Can’t say I blame him though.

    Great pitching tonight by the Yankees. Now So-Mo?

  360. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    why is everyone hacking away?

    In recent years Floyd doesnt really walk many guys, so maybe they thought he would pound the zone. Whatever it is Floyd is doing, the yankees have not adjusted.

  361. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Really could use an insurance run. How bout a couple baserunners at least?

  362. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I agree with that…and actually I trust Robertson more in big spots then I do Joba
    __

    So does Girardi, that’s why we see Robertson when people are on base.

  363. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Everything away to A-rod.

  364. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    whoa, cano in danger of drawing his 2nd walk of the year?

  365. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Floyd is a pretty good pitcher…
    Sori coming out for 8th…Hope we aren’t sori he does.

  366. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Floyd is flashing some good stuff tonight. Some nasty, nasty pitches. Not sure whether he or Danks are put on the block, but, I like both of them.

  367. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Alex has reached in every game so far this year. That is in danger. Hopefully he doesn’t have to hit in the bottom of the9th if yoiu know what I mean.

  368. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Rough night for Alex….he’ll make up for it tomorrow.

  369. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Time for a jack, Swish.

  370. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Floyd is a solid pitcher…he’s done a nice job tonight.

  371. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    thought Cano had a hit there…..(everyone else in the line-up tonight that doesn’t have a hit…should be extra embarrassed I mean if Gardner can get a hit how hard can it be really ;)

  372. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    the offense won’t stay down long…..

  373. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I really will be surprised if ChiSox trade either Floyd or Danks…They need to build their team around these guys, not trade them.

  374. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Floyd is flashing some good stuff tonight. Some nasty, nasty pitches. Not sure whether he or Danks are put on the block, but, I like both of them.

    Floyd has a lower ceiling than Danks and should be easier to acquire. He has a propensity for HRs as we’ve seen and normally gives up his fair share of hits, but doesn’t walk many and gets an above average amount of K’s.

    White Sox signed him to a big extension in 09 though.

  375. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    3-1 Orioles over Sox in the 7th.

  376. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Swish with the daily F bomb

  377. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Offense is SLUMPING.

  378. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Do Yankees have an option on Hollywood Swisher next year?

  379. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Nick may need a night off…

  380. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Swish might need a mental health day off…..

  381. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    Offense is SLUMPING.
    _____________
    Good pitching will do that.

  382. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    5 hits in the last 16 innings?

  383. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    3-1 Orioles over Sox in the 7th.
    _______________
    Buck is a genius again.

  384. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    So far tonight, Cervelli is 1-4 with a single, run scored and 1 strikeout. Nobody has tried to steal

  385. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Britton pitched pretty well against the Sox….I really like that kid, he’s going to be very good I think.

  386. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    95

  387. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_ricaax_1

    Well pitched game by Shaeffer hall in Trenton’s 3-2 win

  388. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I would like to see a non-grumpy 1-2-3 inning, but I’d settle for a grumpy one.

  389. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Carl Crawford hitting 8th?

    I obviously do not know that clubhouse, or what’s going on, but this is clearly not what anybody imagined when Boston signed him for all those years and money. I know, I know, it’s early, not only in this season but in his contract length….. but, psychologically, could this scar him? So much of athletic performance is based on confidence, that, you wonder…..How is Crawford handling this?

  390. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    97?

  391. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Shut them down Soriano.

  392. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Sori might be warming up with the weather.

  393. kd April 26th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    soriano hitting 97. wow

  394. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    For a guy with great control, Soriano seems to like putting the ball down the middle

  395. hardwired7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    he gone.

  396. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Once Sori gets on a roll, he will shut a lot of naysayers up. Good for him…throwing high gas again.

  397. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    god he is horrible to watch

  398. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Come on Sori….do not do this.

  399. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    He moved into the pitch.

  400. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    GB….I agree with you on all counts regarding extending and building up Nova….Time to take off the training wheels whenever the opportunity presents itself, like it did tonight….

  401. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    This stiff might have been worst signing of past 5 years.

  402. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    “This stiff might have been worst signing of past 5 years.”

    Womack was six years ago?

  403. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Soriano better start hitting spots.

  404. -Matt- April 26th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This stiff might have been worst signing of past 5 years.
    —————-

    Javier Vazquez?

    Btw, 6.52 ERA in 4 starts
    WHIP of 2.017

  405. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    So sori….

  406. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    How’s that 2 closers thing?

  407. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    “This stiff might have been worst signing of past 5 years.”

    Womack was six years ago?
    __

    Forget my snark.

  408. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Unreal…I feel nauseous.

  409. Bronx Jeers April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Sterling keeps calling Soriano a “deliberate pitcher”

  410. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome….great job Soriano.

  411. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Cashman was right. This is crap!

  412. kd April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    not good.

    that was a batting practice fastball

  413. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Never liked him and I sure as hell don’t like him now. Soriano is a bust. Let’s face it. Guy can’t handle NY.

  414. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    god you suck Soriano i just don’t understand this. Did anyone feel comfortable with Sori pitching in a 1-run game

  415. -Matt- April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Wow, game over

    Soriano is terrible

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

    Soriano. You are now officially hated.

  417. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Great pitch right down the middle. It’s time for Joba or Robertson to pitch the 8th inning. Soriano is dreadful.

  418. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Anyway, the immutable 8th inning thing has to stop.

  419. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    U think cashman smiles everytime sori pitches?

  420. Patrick April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Great signing

  421. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    You’ve GOT to be kidding me.

  422. lil m April 26th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Time for the Yankees offense to wake up . . .

  423. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    maybe we can trade him back to Tampa?

  424. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I thought Soriano was going to be a great signing but I have to admit that Cashman probably knew best with this one. A great example of why you should leave the baseball operations to the actual baseball people.

  425. 108 stitches April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    No surprise with Konerko. He’s burned the Yankees many times in his career. So much for a win for Nova.

  426. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Can’t blame Cashman for this one.

  427. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Some guys can’t handle NY. Javy for one. This stiff is another. Great job Levine

  428. beedogs April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    soriano’s really been worth the money so far this year. if you’re the Red Sox.

  429. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    where the hell was that?

  430. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    yup i don’t want to see this guy in the 8th inning for awhile (Or only if we have at least a 3-run lead

  431. Bronx Jeers April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Somebody needs to tell Cashman to put that voodoo doll away.

    We get it !

  432. Asd April 26th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    You might as well tape some bills to those balls as they fly out of the stadium. It’s pretty much what’s going on here. Though Cashman smiles a little bit more with each Soriano outing, to be sure.

  433. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Soriano sucks AND he is getting shafted.

  434. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Soriano goes on the DL soon with a fake arm injury. His body language is awful and it looks like NY is too much for him. Soriano meet Randy Johnson and Pavano.

  435. Niblick April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Does anyone stink worse than Soriano?

  436. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    “Once Sori gets on a roll, he will shut a lot of naysayers up. Good for him…throwing high gas again.”

    “Sori might be warming up with the weather.”

  437. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The offense has to score some runs, but the whole point of having a great bullpen is to win games like this. And now Soriano can’t handle an empty bases situation. Robertson comes in and gets out of a runner on and bad defense inning. Soriano looks like he is gonna cry.

  438. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I don’t wish injuries on anyone, but it wouldn’t bother me if soriano blew his arm out. Horrible body language on the mound. No class. Doesn’t belong here.

  439. Tom in N.J. April 26th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Randy Levine should stay out of the baseball side of things.

  440. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    To be fair, this HP umpire seems to be missing a few calls here.

    I wonder what Brian Cashman is thinking right about now.

  441. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    The results are alarming but I have not cared for Soriano’s attitude at all up to this point. He was a diva in spring training with no wanting to pitch against AL East teams which meant that he hardly through. Then he complains about cold weather. The guy has to get it going here.

  442. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Yes lets leave the bullpen to Cash. Is La troy Hawkins still out there?

  443. Niblick April 26th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Answer: Girardi, for continuing to use this stiff.

  444. hardwired7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    hose job:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  445. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    lets be realistic the Yankees have a great closer,….NOT a great bullpen (most of the guys in the pen are inconsistent)

    But it sure would be nice to have more then 5 hits in two whole freaking games

  446. Marcus April 26th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Soriano sucks AND he is getting shafted.

    This.

  447. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    We’re stuck with Soriano for now.

    What we shouldn’t be stuck with is him in the 8th.

    If he stays there, it’s on Girardi.

  448. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Good job showing up the ump and because of that you don’t get the strike call. He better change his attitude and pitching because he won’t last long in this town.

  449. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    WCYF, you publicly advocated for Soriano. So I don’t think you get to be snarky here.

  450. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Batting practice.

  451. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Get him out of this game because he puts this game totally out of reach. Girardi is a fool for not pulling him.

  452. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    The offense has to score some runs, but the whole point of having a great bullpen is to win games like this. And now Soriano can’t handle an empty bases situation. Robertson comes in and gets out of a runner on and bad defense inning. Soriano looks like he is gonna cry.
    ———————————

    I know Soriano is making big money and it’s early in the season, but I would try Robertson in the 8th inning for now. The guy should be rewarded for what he’s done this year. He’s been terrific while Soriano has been horrible and Joba still has been inconsistent.

  453. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    he really isn’t getting anything now….

  454. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Runs…

  455. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Soriano has had to average about 30 pitches his past few appearances. Nothing is coming easy for him right now.

  456. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Another great job by the $10m dollar set up man….

  457. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Get him out of this game because he puts this game totally out of reach. Girardi is a fool for not pulling him.
    ___

    And doing what exactly? Logan?

  458. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Our starters has gotten the shaft in the last three games thanks to our “great” bullpen. Appartently starters need to go the full 9 if they want any of their wins

  459. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I said before this year not to expect a 1 ERA out of Soriano, but I didn’t think it’d look this bad. I don’t think his ERA is going to recover this year, but he could at least reel off some good outings. He may end up with a 4 at the end of the year but pitching to a 2 from now on would go a long way.

  460. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Yankees have yet to lose 2 in a row this year, but Soriano making it interesting.

  461. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    If only there were people at the game to boo him louder. He’s a d-bag

  462. Niblick April 26th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    syd: you are absolutely correct. The Yanks have one great reliever, one good one, and the rest are a bunch of stiffs.

  463. -Matt- April 26th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Please hit a home run, Chavez. I will love you forever.
    Please hit a home run, Chavez. I will love you forever.
    Please hit a home run, Chavez. I will love you forever.
    Please hit a home run, Chavez. I will love you forever.

  464. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    The ‘great bullpen’ is the difference between us running away with this early. Highly overrated

  465. jacksquat April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    location > velocity

    exhibit a

  466. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hopefully the Yanks can get out of their hitting slump soon. They are getting killed by breaking balls the last 2 days.

  467. -Matt- April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Well shoot

  468. Asd April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Almost thought Chavi had one there. Drat.

  469. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Jeez, you would think we were facing the vaunted Philles rotation here

  470. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    Our starters has gotten the shaft in the last three games thanks to our “great” bullpen. Appartently starters need to go the full 9 if they want any of their wins
    ————————–

    It looked like a heck of a bullpen on paper before the season. 2 of the best closers in the game in Mo and Soriano, Joba and Robertson who have proven to be pretty good pitchers, and Feliciano who is one of the better lefty relievers in the game.

    They just haven’t performed up to their potential thus far. It’s been pretty disappointing because it looked like a real strength of this team and would shorten games to 6 innings.

  471. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    What on earth is Gardner doing?

  472. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the excuse later. Is it still too cold???

  473. -Matt- April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Gardner
    Molina
    Jeter

    DAMNIT

  474. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Gardner just hit.

  475. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Kay is right…
    Why is Gardner always squaring to bunt?

  476. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    somebody please tell me how showing bunt and taking 2 strikes is a good strategy

  477. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Gardner is SOOOO lost. They have to get him out of the lineup…He is totally over matched at the major league level for the last year.

  478. qiantom April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Soriano sucks obviously. The batters are also showing how dumb they are. The guy is throwing only off-speed stuff and they do not adjust.

  479. rconn23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Just complete and utter domination by the two White Sox starters. Just an awful, undisciplined performance by the Yankees hitters.

    No excuse.

  480. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Keep fakin bunts gardner. That will help you.

  481. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Soriano was a good signing. He’s pitching poorly right now and most keen observers of the game can see that. And imagine, one doesn’t even need to look at a stat to know that.

  482. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The stupidity that just over runs this place at times is beyond belief

  483. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Ozzie doesn’t take chances. He doesn’t expect his pen to get 9 outs.

  484. Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I don’t think Soriano is suddenly going to disappear.

    It’s April, he’s here, and they have a lot invested in him. I think he’ll continue to get opportunities to get it going. He does have a pretty good track record, after all. The return is too great if/when he does get it going.

    Just like Swisher, Cano, and Tex are slumping, so is Soriano. And just like the other guys, he will get plenty of chances to get it right. A couple of bad performances in April will be tolerated.

  485. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Great job by Gardner he takes 2 pitches right down the middle and then swings at a pitch in the dirt. I am glad they are letting him waste at bats.

  486. Niblick April 26th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, the Yankees front office must have gotten to Kay and told him to rag on Gardner, because he’s ragging on him like he’s the reason the Yanks are losing this game.

    Kay gives Soriano and the rest of the stiffs a pass, though.

  487. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I wish we could give Gardner’s speed to Cano and then just send Gardner down. He’s not getting on base and is wasting his greatest attribute.

  488. lil m April 26th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Offense has gone cold

  489. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Soriano can help this team, especially if Girardi isn’t wedded to the 8th inning role, but it was not a good signing.

  490. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Soriano will be fine. It is a little early to call him the worst signing in five years. He has allowed no runs in 7 of 10 games this year.

    He’ll figure it out.

  491. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Flipper–You were one of the bigger fans of getting Soriano. Just like you to shift with the wind and make it seem like you never liked the move.

    Very funny!

  492. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    How many games has the pen blew already?

  493. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Can’t expect pen to throw 0′s every night. At some point he’s going to have to let starters get 21+ outs.

  494. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I’m not saying Soriano is done its just extremly frustrating to watch him pitch. He is struggling and has a poor attitude to boot so it just makes it really easy to hate on him

  495. Tyler April 26th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 26th, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    I don’t think Soriano is suddenly going to disappear.

    It’s April, he’s here, and they have a lot invested in him. I think he’ll continue to get opportunities to get it going. He does have a pretty good track record, after all. The return is too great if/when he does get it going.

    Just like Swisher, Cano, and Tex are slumping, so is Soriano. And just like the other guys, he will get plenty of chances to get it right. A couple of bad performances in April will be tolerated.
    ——————————–

    Absolutely. He’s got a great track record and I feel confident in saying that he won’t pitch to an 8 ERA the rest of the year.

    I think it’s his attitude that is bugging people more than anything. The guy has not made a good first impression between his Spring Training stipulations and the cold weather…

  496. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Soriano will be fine as long as he gets it together before he has to deal with being booed everytime he comes out.

  497. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    It seems like the Yanks are going to be in one of their 2 week slumps right now. Everyone is over anxious and swinging away at breaking balls in the dirt. It stinks to once again waste a great pitching performance. The bullpen has killed them recently in their loses.

  498. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Bullpen has blown lots of games this year.

  499. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    As much as the pen has had issues, the offense is just terrible so far this series.

    No patience at all….

  500. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Soriano’s stuff did look a lot better tonight….his location however wasn’t

  501. Bronx Jeers April 26th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Just walked by Mickey Mantle’s ……they have the friggin Sox game on!

    Posers.

  502. David April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t think Soriano was a bad signing, just that the Contract he got was a bad idea, and management maybe getting stuck on the idea that they have to send him out there in the eighth or ninth inning or if they think they Have to show confidence in him.

  503. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    How can anyone say Sori was a good signing?? Not mentioning he’s blown 3 games but he’s also on player options the next 2 yrs?!? U think he’s gonna turn down 10 mil n leave? The guys a stiff who our own GM said he wanted nothing to do with.

  504. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    At least Logan appears to be getting it together

  505. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    If Soriano is now throwing 97, he’ll come around and be fine. You all are going to look pretty foolish in a few weeks.

  506. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Justin Maxwell with a 2 run homer for Scranton, #6. 2-4 tonight, 3 RBI (15)

  507. JoeyA April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Gardy doesn’t have a clue up there.

    Funny since, going into this series, the WS were the cold team.

  508. qiantom April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Girardi is babying the starters too much. Nova and the two old guys have not been over 100 pitches this season if I remember right. The pen is going to be burnt out.

  509. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Soriano was a good signing – but it takes an abject moron to be watching him and think he’s pitching well.

  510. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    @bojo who cares how fast if it’s straight n he can’t anything off speed over??

  511. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Cano really not looking good at 2nd SO FAR.

  512. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    Soriano was a good signing – but it takes an abject moron to be watching him and think he’s pitching well.
    _____________
    Easy to say–after the fact. But that’s pretty much your M.O., isn’t it?

  513. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    “Soriano was a good signing – but it takes an abject moron to be watching him and think he’s pitching well.”

    $10m a year and a first round pick for a setup reliever, who likely won’t opt out.

    Gotcha.

  514. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Right on BoJo.

    Soriano will be fine.

  515. mykyl1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    A few comments I have been holding in. Posada and Gardner are lost fools. I would rather CC hit when it is is turn. Why even bother with hip hip.
    Next I am so sick of seeing all those empty seats each and every single night. The stadium has no energy at all and empty seats in the lower level dont help. Turn on a Phillies game and see the sold out stadium every night with 55,000 crazy towel waving nuts. All the crazies are in the bleachers and the CEO of GE is in a restaurant not giving a crap. THE NEW STADIUM SUCKS. and if anyone want to debate me. bring it. Allthat is better is nbathrooms and food. THe experience is so boring. Same stupid DA O on the organ. Get with the times and do something.

  516. rconn23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Buddy Carlyle in a one run game. Wow. It’s come to this.

  517. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Ace April 26th, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    @bojo who cares how fast if it’s straight n he can’t anything off speed over??
    _______________________
    History shows he will come around. He didn’t forget how to pitch in one off-season.

  518. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i really hope oakland stays down this year.
    there are a few starters on that team i would like to have.

  519. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Soriano was a good signing because it made sense to make the pen as strong as you could make it given the problems with the rotation. In theory, it bought you an additional inning; taking a lot of pressure off of the starters. I have no issue with getting Soriano he was as good as there was last season. He’s pitching poorly right now. That’s obvious — to most anyway.

  520. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    Justin Maxwell with a 2 run homer for Scranton, #6. 2-4 tonight, 3 RBI (15)
    _____________
    That guy is going to force a call-up…he is hitting insanely well.

  521. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    How bout IPk last night?

  522. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Great scoop.

  523. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Nice pick by Cano!

  524. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    he held onto it!!!
    Don’t ya know?

  525. kd April 26th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    martin has a gun.

    turns out cano can actually play 2nd. folks need to relax

  526. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    BoJo,

    He has no history here and that us all that matters

  527. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I have no issue with getting Soriano he was as good as there was last season. He’s pitching poorly right now. That’s obvious — to most anyway.

    At the time of BoJo’s comments, Soriano had allowed 0 runs, thrown a 97 mph fastball, and struck out a guy. By WCYF-only-as-good-as-current-success method, he was pitching well. I didn’t see BoJo saying he was pitching well giving up a HR.

    Your instigation is transparent and dull.

  528. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    Soriano was a good signing because it made sense to make the pen as strong as you could make it given the problems with the rotation. In theory, it bought you an additional inning; taking a lot of pressure off of the starters. I have no issue with getting Soriano he was as good as there was last season. He’s pitching poorly right now. That’s obvious — to most anyway.
    ______________
    Again–easy to say after the fact. This is why you are considered a joke and your opinions are useless. Anyone can point out the obvious.

    So, do you know when he will start pitching well, so we can save the bad outings and win some games? Or should Girardi just stop using him? Should thye send him down?

    Bring something to the table instead of just commenting on the past.

  529. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    $10m a year and a first round pick for a setup reliever, who likely won’t opt out. Gotcha.

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

    I like the signing from a baseball perspective. I could care less about the contract, the Yankees cut payroll this year and have plenty of money.

  530. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    so who gets the pie?

  531. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    The Buddy Era is about over too I see.

    Keep it to 1 and swing away in th 9th.

  532. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    myky11….you just proved my point….besides 55,000 people do not flock to the Phillie games, maybe 45,000 if that

  533. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    The last 2 big dollar closers the Yanks brought in didn’t fair very well their first month in pinstripes, either…gossage and Wettland.

    Pat M., do you see the same similarities with Posada that there was with Mike Schmidt in his last year, when he walked at the end of May of ’89? Same age, hit ting homers and driving in a few rns, but nothing else other than strikeouts? I wonder if Posada continues this, if he’ll walk out on the contract? Both guys have a lot of pride and it got to Schmidt and gotta think that it’s getting to Posada.

  534. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    “Soriano was a good signing because it made sense to make the pen as strong as you could make it given the problems with the rotation. In theory, it bought you an additional inning; taking a lot of pressure off of the starters. I have no issue with getting Soriano he was as good as there was last season. He’s pitching poorly right now. That’s obvious — to most anyway.”

    1) The pen was already strong.
    2) Most relievers are inconsistent. Signing one for big bucks over multiple years usually doesn’t work out well.
    3) Having a 1st round pick in a very deep draft is extremely important.
    4) Owners and team presidents know far, far less about baseball than GM.

  535. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    what the hell with this ump?
    he is intentionally screwing our pitchers now.

  536. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    This is just pathetic umpiring tonight.

  537. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Last chance. Let’s go.

  538. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Let’s guess what the top of the order will do. My guess: soft groundout. Strikeout. Popout.

  539. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Unlike you Brad who continually tries to predict the future – I observe what’s going on now. Keep watching baseball, learn the game, try harder.

  540. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “I like the signing from a baseball perspective. I could care less about the contract, the Yankees cut payroll this year and have plenty of money.”

    Then why does one of he best GM in MLB think otherwise?

  541. JobaTipsHisCap April 26th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    2 straight losses

  542. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Unlike you Brad who continually tries to predict the future – I observe what’s going on now. Keep watching baseball, learn the game, try harder.
    ______________
    Flipper–you continue to bring nothing to the table but the cry for attention. Thanks for playing. Good bye.

  543. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    The pen was not strong enough given the hit our rotation took.

  544. SportsGeek April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Soriano’s a bum!!..
    Send him to the DL or AAA. He’s certainly not earning his keep these days!!

  545. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    WCYF…..Soriano will be a LoHud sweetheart by June 1st…..Every season we go thru this nonsense…..09 it was CC & Texeria who got ragged on due to a slow start…Then there was Granderson last season and the list goes on…….

  546. mykyl1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    All those rich Sushi eating fools probably clapped politly when Soriano left the mound. Some good old fashion ” YOU SUCK. would be nice. Yankees fans I am asamed of you. You have become complacent spoiled and boring

  547. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    “The pen was not strong enough given the hit our rotation took.”

    So you think they won’t add a starter, if necessary?

  548. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    maxwell’s hitting for power, but, insanely well? No. .250 and a lot of strikeouts. breaking pitches will eat him up after about 2 weeks.

  549. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Good start.

  550. igotid88 April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    inf single

  551. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Classic DJ

  552. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    he is becoming mr. infield single…

  553. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    All those rich Sushi eating fools probably clapped politly when Soriano left the mound. Some good old fashion ” YOU SUCK. would be nice. Yankees fans I am asamed of you. You have become complacent spoiled and boring

    He was booed pretty lustily.

  554. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    “WCYF…..Soriano will be a LoHud sweetheart by June 1st…..”

    Pat

    He can help, but the signing made no sense for the reasons I mentioned.

  555. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    A Jeterian hit!!!

  556. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Blojo your continuous plea for validation is a failure. Dismissed.

  557. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    don’t look now…. Jeter is pushing .260

  558. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Girardi won’t do it but Nunez should definitely run for Jeter

  559. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    welp Jeter (who’s a bum to most here) got on maybe the Yanks have a rally in them

  560. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Remember when the Jeterian hit was a hard single to right?
    Now it is an infield single…

  561. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Then there was Granderson last season and the list goes on…….

    Granderson required a complete overhaul of his swing.

  562. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    _____________
    Flipper is always the leading critic in each of those times. He thought Tex was through last year, that Mo was finished after 2 bad outings, that Gardner would never amount to anything. etc.

    The guy has absolutely NO baseball knowledge or patience.

  563. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “Pat M., do you see the same similarities with Posada that there was with Mike Schmidt in his last year, when he walked at the end of May of ’89? Same age, hit ting homers and driving in a few rns, but nothing else other than strikeouts? I wonder if Posada continues this, if he’ll walk out on the contract? Both guys have a lot of pride and it got to Schmidt and gotta think that it’s getting to Posada.”

    ____________________________________________________________

    GB, I find it hard to see Posada being courageous enough to do that.

    He’s prideful but also extraordinarily stubborn.

    I think he’d rather consent to a reduced role as a power bat off the bench than retire midseason.

  564. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Girardi won’t do it but Nunez should definitely run for Jeter
    ___

    There isn’t a big difference in speed there.
    Jeter isn’t slow.

  565. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    It made sense. No one can predict the future – for any player. Soriano was lights out. Who cares about the deal. It’s about winning now.

  566. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Woulda been a soft groundout if they didn’t have a 44 year old 3rd baseman. I love Vizquel though. One of the smoothest SS ever.

  567. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Yeah, booing Soriano will do the trick.

    What a fool.

  568. JM April 26th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It is way too early to throw in the towel on Soriano, and those who do are pretty silly….But, that being said, the guy’s attitude is not earning him any bonus points. He’s making himself rather difficult to like.

  569. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Pat M,

    The difference is CC and Tex were known to be slow starters. Also those 2 guys have great attitudes. Even if Soriano gives us a good year he still only adds a 1 WAR

  570. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Please no double play here…..

    PLEASE!!!!!

  571. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    GB….Jorge is a little more stubborn and might still be in denial about how his hame has slipped so quickly…….I do think if things don’t improve by the break well themnn he just might go the Schmidt route…..I keep thing he’ll snap out of this but I might be in denial as well

  572. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    they are going to have him bunt?

  573. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Hit away don’t bunt Joe

  574. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    “It made sense. No one can predict the future – for any player. Soriano was lights out. Who cares about the deal. It’s about winning now.”

    This is silly.

    Soriano has had trouble staying healthy. He has had a very inconsistent career. Most relievers not named Mo are inconsistent. You don’t need a crystal ball to see that.

  575. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    It made sense. No one can predict the future – for any player. Soriano was lights out. Who cares about the deal. It’s about winning now.

    By advocating signing Soriano, you are basically predicting the future, as you suggest signing him will be a good move. Other than that you should just keep your mouth shut and wait until the season starts.

  576. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    i would at least be sending Jeter just to avoid the DP’s that the Yanks are so prone to

  577. GoldGlove9486 April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    hate the bunt.

  578. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Hate the bunt call there.

  579. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Playing to tie at home? Silly.

  580. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    why…..nice job getting the bunt down by why bunt when he could end the game with one swing.

  581. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I would of let Granderson swing away there

  582. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    that bunt is going to be so wasted if Tex or A-rod fails to bring Jeter home. (Please somebody hit a walk-off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  583. Bring in the Goose April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Terrible move. With HR hitters behind him???

  584. kd April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    granderson is an impressive bunter. wow.

    that was perfect. now the 3-4-5 need to make it happen

  585. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    dont get playing for a tie at home.

  586. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    hate the call, but at least it was successful. Two cracks now for the big boys

  587. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I usually don’t like bunting in any scenario, but I for some reason didn’t mind it there.

    I wasn’t particularly confident in Granderson vs. Thornton.

  588. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    If it was the bottom of the order I understand the bunt but not with your #2 hitter and Granderson has been hitting lefties well this season.

  589. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Good job bunting against the guy that can’t find the zone.

  590. rconn23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Bunting with a guy who is leading the league in home runs. Unreal, but not shocking at this point.

    A wasted out.

  591. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    take balls.

  592. blake April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    ball 4

  593. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    End it, Alex.

  594. mykyl1 April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Posada quit and leave money on the table. You over estimate his pride. He will sit on his ass and do nada for cash. You must be high

  595. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Ball 4 Tex. Atta boy.

  596. cs in la April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    C’mon Arod. Right here.

  597. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Good matchup for Arod

  598. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Granderson has been hotter then Tex and A-rod lately you almost wonder if Granderson would have done something. But too late now….just hope to avoid the double play

  599. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Sox have changed closers 3 times already and April isn’t even over yet. Maybe by next week Sale will be the closer

  600. UnKnown April 26th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    We have all seen before this team win without the help from Girardi. Hoping it happens again tonight

  601. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    A-Rod ends it here.

  602. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t mind the bunt at all. Especially with your 3 best hitters coming up

  603. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    By advocating signing Soriano, you are basically predicting the future, as you suggest signing him will be a good move. Other than that you should just keep your mouth shut and wait until the season starts.
    ________________
    Bingo–he claims he doesn’t make predictions, only observations. How stupid. Each observation is based on how that player will perform in the future…like Tex is finished,. Mo is washed up, Red Sox will win in 2009 (at ASB), Gardener is a 4th OFer, etc.

    You point out the obvious that he has been too stupid to understand. Nicely done.

  604. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I will just take a hit from A-rod no matter what kind it is…..just please, please get a hit

  605. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    By advocating signing Soriano, you are basically predicting the future, as you suggest signing him will be a good move. Other than that you should just keep your mouth shut and wait until the season starts.

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

    Look who is talking about keeping his mouth shut. The blowhard or all blowhards.

  606. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    ChiSox have a heck of a bullpen. Some real hard throwers with talent.

  607. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Mike solbach with 5 innings of 2 hit shutout ball for tampa Yanks and a big night for Walter Ibarra

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_tbyafa_2

  608. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    At least we do not have Chicago’s bullpen. Three pitchers in the 9th? Jeez.

  609. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Look who is talking about keeping his mouth shut. The blowhard or all blowhards.

    Blow your house right down, every time.

  610. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    no need to free swing Alex this guy can barely find the strikezone

  611. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    “Look who is talking about keeping his mouth shut. The blowhard or all blowhards.”

    Blowhard means you spout nonsense. JF knows what he’s talking about. You don’t.

  612. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    what bunk

  613. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    calling the high strike all of a sudden?

  614. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    First time that was a strike all night.

  615. igotid88 April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    he called 2 high strikes this inning

  616. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    should be 3 and 0

  617. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Look who is talking about keeping his mouth shut. The blowhard or all blowhards.
    ________________
    Flipper debating tactic #4–when shown to be a fool, attack the other person with stupid comments.

  618. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Dude just stuck his glove out.

  619. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Gotta be f’n kidding.

  620. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    ugh.

    so close.

  621. igotid88 April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    DAMN

  622. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    hman23April 26th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    At least we do not have Chicago’s bullpen. Three pitchers in the 9th? Jeez.
    _____________________________________

    Let’s see if they blow it first, before we decide that ours is better

  623. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Unbelievable

  624. cs in la April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    UGGGH.

  625. Triple Short of a Cycle April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    why are they making it out to be this insane catch?

  626. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    For christs sake. Game over. Outplayed in all aspects of the game.

  627. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    “Look who is talking about keeping his mouth shut. The blowhard or all blowhards.”

    Blowhard means you spout nonsense. JF knows what he’s talking about. You don’t.
    _____________
    Nicely said. Jerkface is always bringing credible info and comments, even if he argues with someone. You bring nothing Flipper.

  628. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    ESPN highlight right there….A-rod thought he had it

  629. rconn23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Complete and utter luck. Had to be A-Rod. Cano is hacking at everything lately.

  630. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    C’mon Cano

  631. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Yankees have had some hard luck on balls in play

  632. ac1 April 26th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    really?

  633. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    F’ing A.

  634. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    That’s disheartening… nice catch though.

  635. Against All Odds April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    F**K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  636. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    WOW who the heck is that guy….Cano smoked that ball

  637. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Well I wish Cano was going for HRs

  638. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I’m friggin sick

  639. jacksquat April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    un-bleeping-believable

  640. kd April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    amazing catch. what can you do but tip your cap? again? wow. sportscenter here we come.

    just unbelieveable

  641. cs in la April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    That hurts.

  642. Against All Odds April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good job Soriano smh

  643. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    3-4-5 n they can’t get a hit.

  644. BoJo April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good night folks….time to take out the recyclables.

  645. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Wow. Never seen anything like that before.

  646. rconn23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Cano’s plate discipline is just gone. Not the same guy as last year.

  647. Rich in NJ April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Like Rowand a few years back. Some luck there.

  648. blake April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Are you freaking kidding me….

  649. Captain Clutch April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Absoolutely unreal. 9 times out of 10 he doesn’t catch that ball from Cano. What a lucky catch.

  650. GreenBeret7 April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Can’t hit the ball any harder than Rodriguez and Cano just did. tough loss tonight.

  651. rr212 April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Better team won.

  652. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    # Ace April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    3-4-5 n they can’t get a hit.

    —————————

    You’re kidding right?

    Did you even watch?

  653. Jerkface April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Cano’s plate discipline is just gone. Not the same guy as last year.

    He hit a bomb and 2 hard line drives this game, what do you want

  654. G-C April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    That was almost funny.

  655. Carl April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Jesus man.

    Bullpen has cost us too many games.

  656. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    umm are we really complaining about Cano’s hitting right there…that was a good pitch to swing out would’ve been the ballgame if a great catch didn’t happen

  657. Patrick April 26th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Wow.

    If we are going to lose, might as well be on two spectacular plays like that.

  658. Salliedogs7 April 26th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Tough loss.

  659. Yankee Trader April 26th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Didn’t Lillibridge come up with the Braves as an infielder?

  660. hman23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    # rconn23 April 26th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Cano’s plate discipline is just gone. Not the same guy as last year.

    ———————

    Another fool.

    Cano missed a game wining hit by a half foot — but if he had discipline it would have dropped.

  661. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Another game that’s on Levines prized signing.

  662. lil m April 26th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Here’s to the offense waking back up from their brief slumber tomorrow.

  663. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Ends up not mattering, but UNBELIEVABLE that Derek Jeter doesn’t go to third on that ARod ball.

    Bad enough that his talent is gone and he sucks virtually every night for 10 months, now he’s playing stupid, too.

    If that ball isn’t caught, Jeter scores from second walking on his hands. When it IS caught, he HAS to be in position to tag and go to third.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

  664. West Coast Yankee Fan April 26th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Blojo – all you bring to the table is a pathetic cry for attention, tasteless sexist jokes, lame attempts to predict who is going to hit a home run, the worst trade proposals in history like Cano for Aaron Hill.

  665. JobaTipsHisCap April 26th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    they gave a try in the end and failed.

    whitesox is always tough on Yanks, always

  666. DocTodd April 26th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Snakebitten …..at least Red Sox lost,I hate them

  667. syd_cash April 26th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    the bottom line in this game is that our bullpen blows….(right now they do, I think Joe will think harder about leaving starters in the 7th)

  668. Asd April 26th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Well, if we were going to lose, that’s how I’d want it to happen.

  669. Marcus April 26th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Are you kidding me? Give the save to Littlebridge, the pitcher just about gave the game away.

  670. hardwired7 April 26th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I’m sure Hawk Harrelson took a low key approach to that final call.

  671. hillbillyshakespeare April 26th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Soriano looks like he doesn’t even want to be out there. I really don’t like this guy’s attitude, he doesn’t belong in pinstripes.

  672. Pat M. April 26th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Rich in NJ……Soriano was a panic signing that made sense because power arms in the pen win games in October

  673. Vineyard Yankee April 26th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I see all is not well in Yankee land this evening.

  674. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    hillbillyshakespeare April 26th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Soriano looks like he doesn’t even want to be out there. I really don’t like this guy’s attitude, he doesn’t belong in pinstripes.
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    At least he has the talent to turn it around… I’ll take that over that waste of space we play at SS and bat leadoff every night.

    Oh, and we owe him $51 million, too.

  675. YankeesNmore April 26th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    The Yankees have done a wonderful job of bringing a team of the walking dead back to life and making them feel very good about themselves.

    Nice effort.

  676. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    @hman. Refresh my memory. Did 3-4-5 get a hit in 9?? Hard hit balls don’t count my man

  677. Ace April 26th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    The pen in highly overrated. We should have buried the Sox and we let everyone in. N don’t think the SP will be this great

  678. igotid88 April 26th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ace April 26th, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    @hman. Refresh my memory. Did 3-4-5 get a hit in 9?? Hard hit balls don’t count my man
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    they can’t guide the ball

  679. Vineyard Yankee April 26th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Poor old Blojo got his head handed to him again. LMAO !

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