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Game 26: Yankees at Tigers (Hughes update)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 02, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (16-9)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez 2B

RHP Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.77)
Colon vs. Tigers

TIGERS (12-16)
Austin Jackson CF
Ramon Santiago 2B
Magglio Ordonez DH
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Brennan Boesch RF
Ryan Raburn LF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Brandon Inge 3B

RHP Justin Verlander (2-3, 3.64)
Verlander vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: It’s cloudy, with temperatures dipping into the low 50s. Not much wind to speak of — seriously, the flags are almost perfectly still — but what little is blowing seems to be moving from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Jeff Nelson, 1B Marty Foster, 2B Bill Welke, 3B Tom Tschida

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: It’s the second of May, and this is only the Yankees eighth road game of the season. They’ve played the fewest road games in the majors, going 4-3 away from Yankee Stadium. This is the first game of a seven-game road trip.

SPREAD THE WEALTH: Ten different Yankee pitchers have recorded a win this season. That’s tied for the most in the big leagues. Cleveland, Kansas City and the Mets also have 10 pitchers with a win.

MARTINEZ WORKING HIS WAY BACK: The Tigers are without catcher/designated hitter Victor Martinez, but he is starting a Triple-A rehab assignment tonight and Martinez could be back in the Tigers lineup by Wednesday.

UPDATE, 7:22 p.m.: Big two-out, two-run double by Jorge Posada to cap a pretty good at-bat against Justin Verlander. The Detroit ace is already hitting 99 mph with his fastball, but the Yankees have a 2-0 here in the first.

UPDATE, 7:24 p.m.: By the way, warm and positive response for Granderson’s first at-bat, but nothing overwhelming.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Look at that, Eduardo Nunez with an RBI double. Also, Brett Gardner might really be breaking out of this offensive slump. He has a hit in his past six starts, and he’s been taking a ton of walks lately. It’s 3-0 Yankees in the second.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Solo homer by Avila has the Tigers on the board. It’s a 3-1 Yankees lead heading into the third.

UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.:

***PHIL HUGHES UPDATE***

Tests on Phil Hughes were negative for all circulatory and vascular issues.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Bartolo Colon just keeps getting it done. I know it’s hard to be surprised by it at this point, but every time I see him pitch I think back to the first day I saw him in spring training and felt like he had no chance to make this team.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Phil Hughes is apparently going back to New York instead of meeting the Yankees in Detroit. Word is that there’s nothing specific planned for him when he gets there. I assume the Yankees will figure out what to do with him once he gets there.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: This is the second two-homer game of Avila’s career. His second home run tonight has pulled the Tigers into a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh.

UPDATE, 10:15 p.m.: Nick Swisher’s RBI single put the Yankees in the lead, and a passed ball sent the Detroit fans scrambling for the exits. It’s now 5-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth.

 
 

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781 Responses to “Game 26: Yankees at Tigers (Hughes update)”

  1. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Go Yankees!

  2. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    another series against a team on a long losing streak?

  3. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    With Marty Foster umpiring first base, one can only hope that there are no decisions to be made that require any thinking.

  4. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Just and FYI

    Video of Osama bin Laden’s dead body being dropped into the North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl Vinson early this morning will be made public, according to officials.

    The 40-minute ceremony, and perhaps photos of his corpse, will be released “cautiously,” according to The Associated Press, citing two Pentagon officials.

  5. Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Good evening –

    1. Don’t argue with idiots.

    2. LGY – thanks for that tidbit.

    3. Go Yankees!

  6. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Go Colon. Go Yanks.

  7. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Oh great another opponent that has lost multiple games in a row…

  8. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Keys….1)make Verlander work. 2) don’t let Cabrera beat you

  9. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    so is Cano just taking a day off to rest the hand or is it more serious????

  10. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    nice Jeter

  11. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Peralta is horrible.

  12. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Another improbable jeter IFH, I’ll take it.

  13. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    every time anyone feels the need to complain about Jeter’s defense….watch a Tiger’s game.

  14. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    :D

    This really is incredible how many infield hits Jetes is getting. He’s the new Ichiro.

  15. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Why is old man trying to steal a base? Unreal….

  16. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    If I’m defending vs Jeter, I go with 7 infielders……

  17. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Hitting and running or even just straight stealing with Jeter while Granderson is at bat?

  18. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Um..Why?

  19. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    very slow going to second for Jeter. I am amazed at how much he’s changed over the last year. I just hope it’s not long term.

  20. Allsta2003 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    did granderson get an ovation? YES butchered that introduction

  21. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I just hope it’s not long term.

    You’re going to want to sit down for this.

  22. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    The bungled steal/hit n run is looming large

  23. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter trying to steal looks really stupid now

  24. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Tex!!!

  25. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Allsta2003 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    did granderson get an ovation? YES butchered that introduction

    Cheers. Nothing else. Pretty tame.

    No one does it like the Yankee fans do.

  26. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Yanks 7-14 on SB attempts so far this season. Gardner responsible for most of those.

  27. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    ARod in a super funk

  28. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Arod hitting a little bump in the road lately

  29. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    If A-rod’s leg kick is getting too high, as it is want to do, why doesn’t K-Long tell him.

  30. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Arod can’t be any more lost right now. He has to lay off those inside pitches…..

  31. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    If this team can ever get these guys 1-9 on the same page rolling, I can’t imagine the offense they could have. With Cano and Grandy’s power increasing.

  32. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    welp at least Verlander is throwing a lot of pitches

  33. ron May 2nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Someone on wfan said something very true last week.

    Jeter looks like he aged 5 years or more in one offseason.

  34. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    It’s very obvious but they are really going to miss Cano tonight. With Arod, Swish and Posda lost the middle of the order doesn’t scare anyone.

  35. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Go Jorge.

  36. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Wouldn’t Montero look good at bat right now in this position?

  37. JobaTipsHisCap May 2nd, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Posada?

  38. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    5 straight 99 mph fastballs

  39. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Hip Hip!

  40. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Jorge says he aint dead yet.

  41. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    OH NERDS the ground rule double hurts there

  42. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Hip Hip Jorge!!!

  43. JobaTipsHisCap May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Wow, I admit I am surprised

  44. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Yay Jorge!

    But dammit ground rule double.

  45. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Nice hit, but damn it bounced over the wall

  46. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Damn..that cost them a run

  47. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That fastball was 100 mph

  48. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Way to go, Jorgie!

  49. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Grand Slam in the Bronx

  50. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Now that’s the Posada I remember. I am rooting for him, but he’s still adjusting to his new role.

  51. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    The ground rule double rule really sucks when it is clear the runner is going to score.

  52. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    no way!! Posada got a BIG hit…

  53. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Huge break for Tigers

  54. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    ole Jorge can still turn around a fastball…especially when he knows it’s coming.

  55. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    “m so happy for Jorgie that I don’t mind losing that run…

  56. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    It’s a good thing that Verlander is at 32 pitches. He always looks like a totally different pitcher after the 1st inning

  57. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Martin needed to be a little more aggressive there.

  58. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Posada just wanted to make sure that every hit he has this year goes over the fence.

  59. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Posada had a couple of really good AB’s last game also. Sorry y’all missed them. :)

  60. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Great inning by the Yanks. 2 runs and Verlander threw a ton of pitches.

    The Jeter steal attempt was a hit and run I think….either that or he got a terrible jump. No clue why they’d hit and run with Granderson…..not the best guy to do that with.

  61. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    jonmorosi Polite applause for Granderson, but not very loud. There just aren’t a lot of people here tonight

  62. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Jorge hit 2 balls hard yesterday and now a double today.

  63. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Here’s hoping Bartolo can set them down in order, so, the guys can get right back after Verlander…

  64. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Austin Jackson lol

  65. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Black Bart mows em down…

  66. Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Interesting that Verlander went with a fastball on that 3-2 count to Jorge when Posada has had difficulty with off speed stuff so far this season……Jorge was sitting on dead red

  67. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    #betterthangranderson :)

  68. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Jeter’s was definitely a hit and run.

  69. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Crap! I blinked and Bartolo struck out Jackson. That was fast!!

  70. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Interesting that Verlander went with a fastball on that 3-2 count to Jorge when Posada has had difficulty with off speed stuff so far this season……Jorge was sitting on dead red

    Even more interesting when it is clear he had little issue throwing his offspeed stuff for strikes that inning.

  71. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Bartolo…the body of the Michelin Man, the arm of a Greek god…

  72. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Colon’s not blazing up the radar gun, but his gameplan and command are on

  73. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I think Verlander must have not felt comfortable that he could throw a breaking ball for a strike with the bases loaded and 3-2 count…..he relied on the 99 MPH heater and Jorge can hit one of those when he’s ready for it.

  74. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Lorenz needs to pump on the excitement. His reactions to hits are too subdued.

  75. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    —————————————

    Posada looked tardy on the fastball to me. And I’m sre that Jorges BA had something to do with it.

  76. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    The ump missed that pitch..and now a hit.

  77. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    The strikeout pitch to Martin was waaaay outside.

  78. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Why would you hit and run with Granderson? Besides the fact that he hits bombs….he’s not a good hit and run guy.

  79. NYY fan in NH May 2nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    “Bartolo…the body of the Michelin Man, the arm of a Greek god”

    Lmao..Chiseled like melted wax with the fists of HellBoy.

  80. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Colon is a beast

    challenges the runner to go and tosses a fastball high to Ordonez

    called strike and no stolen base

  81. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Pat M., I also thought Verlander would go breaking ball, but Posada knew that FB was coming.

    Blake, I agree that Verlander was worried about locating a breaking ball on 3-2 count.

  82. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    The ump is calling high strikes so Colon and Martin should continue to take advantage of it

  83. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Lorenz needs to pump on the excitement. His reactions to hits are too subdued.
    _____
    Anyone is better than Kay. A vacation for my ears. :)

  84. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Colon looks like a big Gummy bear…

  85. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Nunez almost gave away an out. Not good.

  86. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    The ump is calling high strikes so Colon and Martin should continue to take advantage of it

    Except against Cabrera

  87. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    gotta proceed with caution here.

  88. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Wow that was a little too close

  89. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Nunez makin me nervous. Thought Santiago was gonna be safe there.

  90. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Why would you hit and run with Granderson? Besides the fact that he hits bombs….he’s not a good hit and run guy.

    ———–

    Yeah, I don’t understand that at all.

    Steal or hit and run. Either didn’t make much sense.

  91. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    That wasn’t the worst result

  92. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    You’re telling me cabrera threaded the needle against that big bod?

  93. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Atleast it was a single but that pitch got too much of the plate.

  94. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    LGY,

    agree…strange call if that was what was on.

  95. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    How Kay got his wife to say yes to his marriage proposal is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of mankind…..

  96. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Bartolo…the body of the Michelin Man, the arm of a Greek god…
    ——————————————————

    That’s the line of the night! Well done! Nobody is going to top it.:)

  97. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Atta boy, Bartolo!

  98. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Atta boy Bartolo.

  99. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    How Kay got his wife to say yes to his marriage proposal is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of mankind…..
    ———————–
    money.

  100. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Bartolo looks pretty good. It’s weird, I somehow prefer him to face lefthanders b/c of that sick 2seamer he’s got.

  101. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    How Kay got his wife to say yes to his marriage proposal is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of mankind…..

    She is going to be worshiped for the rest of her life. Not to mention too old to have kids so don’t have to worry about doing anything with him.

  102. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Nice job by Colon….he doesn’t have the good velocity so far tonight so he’s going to have to locate well.

  103. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    In addition – he only allowed groundballs which is a great sign for that 2seamer

  104. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Is SWB not televised tonight? Earlier they were list, but not now.

  105. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    blake – he hit 95, 93, 94, 92 multiple times. he’s got good velocity.

  106. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    *listed*

  107. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hopefully the Yanks can continue to get Verlander’s pitch count up but he is usually lights out after the 2nd inning.

  108. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    after the 1st inning

  109. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    “blake – he hit 95, 93, 94, 92 multiple times. he’s got good velocity.”

    ———-

    He maxed out at 94.

    His velocity so far is consistent with his first start, not his second start.

  110. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    “blake – he hit 95, 93, 94, 92 multiple times. he’s got good velocity.”

    really…I saw some 92′s….maybe I just didn’t see the others.

  111. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I watched him hit 95 on the gun that Detroit uses. I’m watching the Detroit announcers. He most definitely his 95.

  112. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Gardy!!

  113. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Hey hey Gardy.

  114. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yay Gardner

  115. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    nice job Gardy!

  116. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    How are we hitting Verlander like this?

    I am shocked.

  117. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Gardner is ridonkolous right now.

    On base in 12 of his last 15 PAs.

  118. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    the Detroit gun is juiced for Verlander :)

  119. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Nunez just got owned

  120. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Nuney! Way to stay back!

  121. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    His second start he was around 92-93 most of the game and dialed it up near the end, if I remember correctly. He looks fine tonight so far. I expect he’ll throw it a little harder when he needs it, as usual. He’s got that second gear.

    His 2 seamer is effective even at 89-90mph, but he’s been a little above that so it’s perfect. With a two seamer, the slower it is, the more movement you’re going to get if you’re throwing it well. Either way, the pitch is effective and down in the zone generally.

    He was overthrowing during the 2nd batter, but calmed down.

  122. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I watched him hit 95 on the gun that Detroit uses. I’m watching the Detroit announcers. He most definitely his 95.

    ————-

    People really need to stop trusting radar guns on TV or at the Stadium.

    They are not reliable.

  123. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Something something XBH something something

    Did Nunez deek Verlander?

  124. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Crushed that hanger….Nice. Eh….at least he was being aggressive

  125. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Nunez has some pop in his bat, but should have been happy with a double…

  126. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Nunez should not have tried to go to third…I think Gardy scores either way. But nice hit Nunez

  127. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Like the aggressiveness, but gave Verlander help there. Nice rip by Nuney.

  128. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Nice but not liking Nunez out at 3rd.

  129. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    How are we hitting Verlander like this?

    I am shocked.
    ———————————————–
    If Verlander was a junkballer, we’d be flailing.

    Damn!!! Why is Nunez getting tagged at third?!? This guy is starting to piss me off…

  130. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Nice hit by Nunez but what is he thinking going to 3rd base?!

  131. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Didn’t think that Nunez would pull Verlander, but, rookie mistake on the bases…overly aggressive

  132. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Nice hit by Nunez but what is he thinking going to 3rd base?!

    It took an insane catch and throw by Verlander to get him. If that ball hits home he is at third easy.

  133. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    So far they have given Verlander a stupid out in 2 straight innings

  134. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Nunez was thinking the throw was going home and he’d try to get to 3rd with no outs…..probably shouldn’t have but he was being aggressive.

  135. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Really Nunez would have made it if Verlander hadn’t cut off the throw, which almost never happens

  136. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Nunez was thinking the throw was going home and he’d try to get to 3rd with no outs…..probably shouldn’t have but he was being aggressive.

    Its one thing to just run for third blind, but once they made the relay throw to home Nunez broke for third because he knew he’d get in. Just so happened Verlander pulled a Derek Jeter and cut off the throw instead of backing up home plate :)

  137. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    LGY – so you’re using your own radar gun? I’m not sure what you’re getting at here. All we have is the radar gun that’s on the screen. It’s not like YES or ESPN’s is any more reliable than whatever Detroit network this is.

  138. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    So far they have given Verlander a stupid out in 2 straight innings

    I like the aggressiveness early in games.

    Sometimes the Yanks don’t do it enough.

    Make the D make a play.

  139. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Gardy’s incredibly hot for a fourth outfielder. I wonder whether he knows that he is supposed to be a scrub…

  140. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    LGY – so you’re using your own radar gun? I’m not sure what you’re getting at here. All we have is the radar gun that’s on the screen. It’s not like YES or ESPN’s is any more reliable than whatever Detroit network this is.

    Gameday pitch FX is more accurate than a stadium gun.

  141. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Verlander 46 pitches already.

  142. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    good ab there by the Capt.

  143. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Oh my God Jeter gets a hit

    Verlander’s done

  144. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Jete’s 2 for 2! Hah!

  145. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Yea it was a heads up play by Verlander…not gonna kill Nunez for that one especially after he smoked one over the LFers head to knock in a run.

    Nice job by Jeter….good 2 strike approach.

  146. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    great ab by jeter.

  147. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    GB7, SWB game not on milb? Montero has a single.

  148. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Jeter has 2 hits in 2 innings..holy smokes!

  149. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Verlander getting ready to throw his 50th pitch in the 2nd inning !

  150. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    That’s a Derek Jeter hit.

  151. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Jeter 2 hits

  152. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    jerkface – i usually don’t use gameday b/c it lags up my computer a bit while streaming over this crap college network. but i see where you’re coming from now, LGY.

  153. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I would to see Tex go yard here…

  154. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Put up another 0 here Bartolo.

  155. Bx is Burning May 2nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    The First Place Rays May 2nd, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    I have a feeling we will get “Becketted” by Justin Verlander tonight .
    My predictions :

    Verlander — 8 innings , 3 hits , 0 runs , 13 K
    Colon — 3 innings , 8 hits , 6 runs , 1 K

    Tigers win 9 – 0.
    ——————————————————————————–
    Ruby, you pathetic dope.
    Your batting average is worse than Varitek’s.
    Stay in your hidey-hole.

  156. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    This is almost a carbon copy of how the Yanks approached Verlander on opening day….just grinding out AB’s and making him work. Great 2 innings offensively.

  157. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “I like the aggressiveness early in games.

    Sometimes the Yanks don’t do it enough.”
    ———————–

    I like being aggressive but when an ace pitcher is struggling as much as Verlander is you don’t want to help him out. Especially since he has thrown 60 piutches already.

  158. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Jeter is playing a long game of rope-a-dope with the league, infield nubbers and shallow fly balls. Pretty soon they’ll be moving the outfielders in ultra-shallow like the Captain is a little leaguer, then BAM Jeter will blast them over their heads and then 8 hops to the wall.

  159. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Yankees need to be aggressive pitching around the 3-4 of Det, everyone else is sooooooo bad.

  160. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Nasty

  161. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Peralta drives one to the open spaces.

  162. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “I like the aggressiveness early in games.

    Sometimes the Yanks don’t do it enough.”
    ———————–

    I like being aggressive but when an ace pitcher is struggling as much as Verlander is you don’t want to help him out. Especially since he has thrown 60 piutches already.
    ===================================

    Agreed. Moreover, roughing up the opposing ace and getting into the bullpen early in the first game of a 4-game series, could help us win other games in the series.

  163. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I think the moving fastball K might be one of my favorite K lookings. Something about it is really nice to watch.

  164. West Coast Yankee Fan May 2nd, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Number one aces we have seen before – no problem.

    Scrub no names – problem.

  165. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Wow, thanks, announcer

    I knew as soon as he was talking about how amazing Colon is, the batter would knock one out

  166. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    That was a really nice swing

  167. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    2 quick outs and then a bomb.

  168. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Scrub with a homerun

  169. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Solo homers don’t beat you.

  170. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Señor Smoke…..

  171. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    he made Bartolo angry….there was 95

  172. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Let’s get that run back.

  173. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Bartolo man

    Amazing find by Pena.

  174. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    LA Angels roll over to the Red Sox has commenced.

  175. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Colon is going to give up homeruns because he’s so often around the plate.

    No big deal as long as they are solos.

  176. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Nasty breaking ball.

  177. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I wonder if Arod has an injury that the Yanks are hiding or just in a slump. I guess a slump but he looks awful.

  178. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    These pitches are nasty.

  179. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    YankeeFem. Montero with a hard single to left and a hard single to right. They aren’t throwing him many mistake pitches, so like any smart hitter, he’s hitting them where they pitch him.

  180. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I thought Alex was going to have a monster year….Hopefully he finds his stroke that he had early on and this Spring….

  181. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I wonder if Arod has an injury that the Yanks are hiding or just in a slump. I guess a slump but he looks awful.

    You mean his back/oblique that he hurt?

    He hasn’t been the same since.

    If he is still hurt, he’s hurting the team even more now.

  182. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    The Yankees really need Alex to break out of this slump. He’s just lost right now.

    He’s still the most important player on the team.

  183. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    At least they got him up to 70 pitches that inning.

  184. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “You mean his back/oblique that he hurt?”
    —————-

    Yeah, maybe from sitting out those days he lost his timing, who knows. But he sat the other day from “sore legs” something minor is probably bothering him.

  185. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I like how Colon goes after batters.

  186. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Jackson blown away.

  187. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I wish the kid well, but Jackson has looked awful this year.

  188. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Too much of the plate with that pitch. Got to be careful here.

  189. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    gotta walk Cabrera now

  190. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    They better walk Cabrera here

  191. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Colon needs to waste some pitches when he’s ahead 0-2, 1-2.

  192. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Don’t even think about pitching to Cabrera here. 1st base is open

  193. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    why why why

  194. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Another bad pitch.

  195. Chad Jennings May 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    The Yankees just announced that tests on Phil Hughes were negative for all vascular and circulatory issues. Not sure what’s next for him.

  196. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    And the point of that was?!?!?!? The Yanks are morons for giving him anything to hit. I will never understand why they always let Cabrera beat them.

  197. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    key to the game #2 was to not let Miguel Cabrera beat you.

  198. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    The Yankees just announced that tests on Phil Hughes were negative for all vascular and circulatory issues. Not sure what’s next for him.

    Unbelievable, a bogeyman has taken Hughes velocity

  199. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks Chad. I don’t know either…..

  200. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    that’s good news for hughes. hopefully that means no surgery. extended spring training?

  201. MG May 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Derek Jeter is batting 1.000 with a runner on 3rd with 2 out, is anyone in baseball even close to that?

  202. Chad Jennings May 2nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    It was just suggested in the press box that Hughes might have cooties. At this point, it’s as plausible as anything.

  203. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Just have to walk Cabrera there. It’s great that Colon challenges hitters but he was outmanned against Cabrera and should have walked him.

  204. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Parraz with a throw to the plate to cut down the runner as Montero blocks the plate again.

  205. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    It’s good news for Hughes medically…..but it’s bad news as they still don’t know what’s wrong with him.

  206. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Gotta get one back here. Looks like Verlander is locked in though.

  207. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    “It was just suggested in the press box that Hughes might have cooties”

    who could be responsible for giving them to him?

  208. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Good news on Hughes!

  209. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    When is Girardi going to wake up and stop letting a beast kill them when he has no protection? The announcers said that whatever team they just played walked Cabrera everytimg up and wouldn’t let him beat them. Of course Yanks pitch to him with 1st base open. Unreal..

  210. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    While it would be nice to nice have an answer, this is good news because there is now hope he will pitch again this year.

  211. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I had to push useful info out of my brain to learn about TOS, now he doesn’t have it??? :mad:

  212. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Blake, maybe he has a bad tooth. I remember when Jose Rijo was in Cinncy and had a bad tooth, had it pulled and his pitching improved dramatically.

  213. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Girardi refuses to pitch around anyone.

  214. Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Real good news for Phil. No circulatory or neurologic problems. Hence, no thoracic outlet syndrome.

    All that wasted agita……

  215. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    who could be responsible for giving them to him?

    Kim Jones, duh, now she is after our navy SEALS :x

  216. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    LGY,

    if he doesn’t get his stuff back though then they won’t want him pitching again this year. I’m glad he’s ok though.

  217. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Gardner’s avg. Creeping up.

  218. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Verlander at 73 pitches, continue to get that pitch count up

  219. Phranchise May 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hughes tests negative. Huge. Still the issue of the velocity, but maybe this was simply something he needs to work through.

  220. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    “Blake, maybe he has a bad tooth. I remember when Jose Rijo was in Cinncy and had a bad tooth, had it pulled and his pitching improved dramatically.”

    another sound possibility

  221. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Pitching to Miguel Canrera is just dumb. Nobody on this staff can get him out.

    Makes no sense to have the same guy beat you time and time again.

    A base was open. Dumb play and it cost them again.

  222. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Kim Jones…..ah hah

  223. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Good eye.

  224. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Gardner is on fire. He is in his 2010 april-june game right now.

  225. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Cabrera has already seen 2 more pitches to hit than I would have given him. With no Vmart in the lineup there is absolutely no reason to give him anything to hit….especially with a base open and 2 outs.

  226. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Drop a bunt here?

  227. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Nunez is def bunting here

  228. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Please don’t bunt here. They will need at least 2 more runs to win this game.

    Please don’t bunt in the 4th inning.

  229. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Cabrera has already seen 2 more pitches to hit than I would have given him. With no Vmart in the lineup there is absolutely no reason to give him anything to hit….especially with a base open and 2 outs.

    Agree, Yankee pitchers don’t pitch him well at all, he OPS 1.2 against the yankees. Thats not getting a guy out. Whatever they are doing to attack him isn’t working, so why go after him with a base open?

  230. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Gardner is getting back to the Gardner of old. Huge development.

  231. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Bunt seems obvious. At least Jeter can’t hit into DP.

  232. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Small ball is the worst

  233. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    More dumb baseball.

  234. Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Actually, this is the best news for Phil. Because it leaves him with……”dead arm”.

    Imagine for a moment if one of those imaging studies showed something, a “normal variant” as it’s called. It could have sent Phil on an endless series of other tests and unneeded treatments, maybe invasive, that would have put him at risk for complications…….

    Believe me, folks, that once you start down that path, it can be a living heck.

  235. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Nunez should swing away he obviously can’t bunt. That pitch was a ball…

  236. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    why cant Nunez swing

  237. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Nunez can fly and just smoked a double….let him hit. He’s not getting doubled up.

  238. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    i imagine that Nunez is being told to bunt, not doing it on his own.

  239. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Nunez is just waiting an at bat here. How stupid…

  240. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Nice play by Inge, unfortunately.

  241. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Ok now that the small ball nonsense is done, double steal

  242. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Joe,

    very good points.

  243. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Well that was a waste….

  244. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Start fining these guys if they can’t put a bunt down. F’ing ridiculous. No fundamentals.

  245. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Stop giving away outs!!!!!

  246. JobaTipsHisCap May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Dp?

  247. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Especially considering Nunez can hit…

    Let’s get Gardy home.

  248. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Need a run here.

  249. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    All tests on Hughes NEGATIVE!

  250. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    well he swung away and almost snuck one through there……Gardner still gets to 3rd anyway. Something to the outfield Derek.

  251. JobaTipsHisCap May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Sac fly

  252. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Having this kid try to bunt was just stupid. It’s the 4th inning and as long as they continue to pitch to Cabrera, they are going to need at least 6 runs to win every night.

    It’s not the NL. Trying to bunt again stops a chance at a big inning.

  253. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Nice spot for a double steal

  254. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    In the 3 innings that Verlander has been introuble the Yanks have given him an easy out

  255. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Yay bunting! :mad:

  256. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    “So Verlander is a groundball away from getting out of it. And here comes Derek Jeter” I laughed out loud!

  257. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Start fining these guys if they can’t put a bunt down. F’ing ridiculous. No fundamentals.

    Fine the manager for calling the bunt :x

  258. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Please not a DP here.

  259. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    There, now we got the result everyone wanted (except for the fact we lost an out)

  260. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Nice to see

  261. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I am pretty sure it’s good news on Hughes.

    I think?

  262. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Anyone?

  263. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Fine the manager for calling the bunt

    ——

    Yes

  264. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Why isn’t there a chapter in the binder about using 27 outs effectively?

  265. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Nice jeets. No runs this inning.

  266. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    nice job by Nunez….same result now as the bunt.

  267. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    98 mph fastballs—wow

  268. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Forget this inning – tests are negative on Hughes.

  269. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    The bunting is even dumber when you consider Jeter is on deck.

  270. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    It would stink to not score a run in this inning

  271. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Forget this inning – tests are negative on Hughes.

    The mystery of it now is even worse :x

  272. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    that’s gas….

  273. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    :( we coulda used those extra runs

  274. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Damn, I definitely thought Granderson would be safe at 1st

  275. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Yankees have had blowful luck the past week+

  276. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Another wasted opportunity.

  277. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Curtis Granderson will get a hit.

  278. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Tough break.

  279. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    JF,

    I think he’ll be fine. Just needs some more work and strengthening , hopefully.

    It seems like they were rushing it, perhaps.

  280. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Granderson has a problem of looking back.

  281. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Another stellar at-bat from Captain Crap.

    If you don’t think he’s done, you either have no idea what you’re watching or you’re too emotionally admit it to yourself. There are no other options.

  282. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    The good news is Verlandeer’s pitch count is geting up there quickly…just need to wait him out and walk Cabrerra

  283. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    The fact that the tests were negative is good news…. unless it’s something worse (but I doubt it)

  284. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Tremendous play by Verlander. Sometimes you have to tip your cap to the other guy.

  285. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    what crappy luck….good news is that Verlander is already over 90 pitches in the 4th. He’s probably only got one more .

  286. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    You have Verlander on the ropes. Nunez doubled his first time up. There is zero reason to give away an out and stop the momentum of the inning.

    In the 4th inning no less.

    As is always the case when they do it, no runs score.

    It’s flat out dumb baseball.

    You play dumb baseball, you most likely lose.

    Three dumb plays tonight has kept this game from being a blowout.

    A dumb hit and run play in the first.

    Pitching to Cabrera.

    Having Nunez try to bunt.

    Three dumb plays in 4 innings.

    That’s how you lose games.

  287. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    All tests on Hughes NEGATIVE!
    ————————————————————-
    Is that GOOD news???

    Starting to run out of excuses.

  288. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    This bunting crap is really getting out of control.

    Please go back to the Marlins if you are going to manage like that.

  289. G-C May 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Not sure if the news on Phil is good news.

    Its pretty obvious that there were no structural red-flags on any of the initial MRIs. Sounds to me like the organization moved on from there and took a leap of faith that there “may” have been the “possibility” of a relatively obscure circulatory issue.

    If there was a problem, the organization could attempt to fix it.

    At this point, we’re left with a 24 year old starter coming off an all star season who is essentially incapable of pitching in the major leagues as of now. And as of now, there’s nothing that the team can do to fix that.

  290. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    You have Verlander on the ropes. Nunez doubled his first time up. There is zero reason to give away an out and stop the momentum of the inning.
    ——————————————————————
    Especially given that the pitcher’s spot was coming up next…

    Oh wait, that’s Jeter. Same thing.

  291. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    They do bunt way too much….the AL should pass a no bunting until the 9th inning rule.

  292. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    i feel like Verlander is getting those borderline pitches that Colon is not getting

  293. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Jeter is 2-3 tonight. That’s not done.

    You on the other hand? Your act has been done long ago.

  294. Bx is Burning May 2nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    YankeesNMore-
    You’re a straight a**hole.

  295. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Hey Chad please ask Joey looseleafs y he insists on wasting outs with the bunt playing in the AL with a team that will score 1000 runs.

  296. G-C May 2nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    SJ,

    I have a legitimate question.

    Does Girardi EVER do anything right?

    I honestly feel like this team is good in spite of his awful in-game managing. They clearly won in 2009 in spite of some of the worst in-game playoff managing one could even conceive of.

  297. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I cannot stand this yankeesnmore jerk. Any fool that wishes injury on Jeter should be banned.

  298. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    Jeter is 2-3 tonight. That’s not done.
    ———————————————————
    How many times has he hit the ball hard? Not being able to hit the ball far enough to get to an outfielder is nothing to crow about.

    Learn to look past the box score. Of course, even if that’s all you look at, still clear Jeter is done.

  299. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    1-2-3 is what we needed.

  300. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Funny how you didn’t post anything when Jeter got hits his first 2 AB’s.

    That’s why you are laughed at here with your fanboy ramblings.

  301. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Great shut down inning by Colon….need to knock Verlander out here and get in their middle pen.

  302. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    bartolo mowed them down that inning.

    let’s hope he can go 6 or 7 tonight

  303. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Learn to look past your own stupidity. The second hot was hit hard.

  304. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Lou Gehrig streaked ended on this day

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?.....id=2378529

    Nice video of Lou

  305. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Funny how you didn’t post anything when Jeter got hits his first 2 AB’s.
    —————————————————————————
    So a flair to the outfield is something to crow about now???

    Make that exhibit “T” on how bad Derek Jeter is now.

  306. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Yankees need to take pitches this inning..not swing at first pitch!

  307. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Tex baffles me sometimes.

  308. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Sometimes it seems like Girardi is a rookie manager and knows very little about baseball. You forget that Girardi was a major league catcher and has been around baseball all his life. He makes a lot of stupid calls and decisions. Sometimes I wonder if he is the best guy for the job.

  309. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Wait!!! Now they grade on how hard the hits are? Is there extra credit for that?

  310. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    kd May 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    bartolo mowed them down that inning.

    let’s hope he can go 6 or 7 tonight
    —————————————————–
    No reason to think he won’t.

    He’s throwing the ball exceptionally well again, which is why bunting earlier makes sense, as long as Derek Jeter isn’t the on-deck hitter.

  311. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    You have already been asks by Chad to stop wishing injuries to players.

    Do you realize how ridiculous you sound when you do that?

    We get that you are here to troll and offer nothing else.

    When you wish a player injury, that crosses the line.

    Have mommy bake you some cookies and stop acting like a moron.

  312. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    For the money that they paid him I wish Tex could carry a team instead of always just fitting in

  313. P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Arod -> been banged up ever since that dive couple weeks ago.. and it sucks because he was so locked in and now not so much… but I am not worried about him at all.. he’ll get back locked in.. !!!

    Jeter -> Ugh.. he is just becoming way too painful to watch. Has he had more than 1 walk this year? It just seems he is in the hole before he even steps to the plate. When Jeter did the press conference this winter, he just didn’t seem like himself, like he had lost his confidence.. it’s what I see in him now.. but as much as I am frustrated, I am looking for Jetes to get a big hit in a tight game.. or anything that will boost his confidence…

    It was only 3 or 4 years ago that T. Francona was asked, who is the hitter you would least want to face with the game on the line with RISP.. his answer was Jeter! That’s the Jeter I know and the same one I want back!!! He’ll be back, mark my words he’s going to start hitting over .300!!!

    Posada -> The best.. I can’t imagine a game without Jorge Posade in a NYY uniform (same with Jeter) I am pulling for Jorge because I want him back next year too.. I’m not ready for another of the core four to be no more :(

    As long as Jorge gets his avg to .250 with his power, all will be good !! But he really needs to stop chasing pitches out of the zone.. Jeter an Posada both need to be fined each time they swing at the first pitch..

    UGGH now Tex just grounded out with 1 pitch.. Verlander has 90+ pitches in 5 inninges… C’mon.. make him friggin work, Marky !!!!

  314. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    For the money that they paid him I wish Tex could carry a team instead of always just fitting in

    He has multiple months where he OPSes over .970

  315. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Looks like Verlander may get another inning or two. This game coulda/shoulda been different. Hopefully Bartolo/pen can hold.

  316. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Verlander was going to throw 120 pitches most likely, so 6 was always about where he was gonna be unless they scored some runs.

  317. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Standard Swish there.

  318. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Verlander will definitely pitch the 6th inning. They gave him an extra life by giving him so many easy/stupid outs.

  319. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    They gave Verlander an easy inning…. However, A-Rod hit that ball pretty well–he may be coming out of his funk.

  320. P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    SJ44 -> why do you fuel the fire so much? I mean seriously. I learn so much from you and your baseball knowledge and I really enjoy your posts.. but then you get so worked up and pour gas on the fire with the idiots… just seems like you’re always bickering with somebody.. why not just ignore them???

  321. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    You have already been asks by Chad to stop wishing injuries to players.
    —————————————————————–
    I read Chad’s post following the crybaby parade of emails… You and I have very different takes on what he had to say about what he wants this board to be.

  322. P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Anybody know what’s the most pitches or how late in the game B.C. has lasted this year?

    I just get concerned about his stamina, even though he looks great this year !!!

  323. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    He said you are free to be negative or whatever, but that wishing injury on anyone would get you banned.

  324. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Yep. Always nice to see arod hitting opp-o. Nice play there.

  325. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Derek Jeter’s last 430 plate appearances, through the end of Saturday’s game:

    16 doubled, 2 triples, 0 home runs, .256 AVG, .316 SLG.

    These are facts.

  326. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Larry–do whatever you like. Personally, I would be happy to see you banned. You add nothing here.

  327. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Put a hat on him

  328. P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    nice play Arod !!! Looked like a “Nettles” play :)

    JUst felt like saying that. I really dunno much about “Nails” other than the Yankeeography I saw the other day on him.. man he looked like an awesome 3rd baseman!!! That guy was ridiculous..

    Hi Austin Jackson, we miss you but I like Curtis much better :-)

  329. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Colon has gone 8 on 99 pitches, 6.2 on 89,

  330. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Time to stop pitching to Miggy. When will they realize?

  331. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    get Magglio here and have Cabrera lead off the next inning.

  332. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    Larry–do whatever you like. Personally, I would be happy to see you banned. You add nothing here.
    ———————————————————————
    I add facts. Not everybody can stand to hear them.

    Check the Jeter numbers above.

  333. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    He’s got to be careful here. Can’t let Maggs reach.

  334. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    nice play Arod !!! Looked like a “Nettles” play :)

    JUst felt like saying that. I really dunno much about “Nails” other than the Yankeeography I saw the other day on him.. man he looked like an awesome 3rd baseman!!! That guy was ridiculous..
    ================================

    Nettles was one of my heroes when I was a kid. He’s the best that I ever saw. However, some of those clips of Brooks Robinson were pretty impressive too…

  335. igotid88 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Maybe he just needs to throw more. hughes that is

  336. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    really cannot walk Magglio.

  337. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    When did Chad post about what he wants the board to be? Missed that.

  338. P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    “Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Verlander will definitely pitch the 6th inning. They gave him an extra life by giving him so many easy/stupid outs.”

    —>

    What I very very much dislike about our NYY’s is when they swing at the first pitch (Jete and Posada mostly).. I don’t care if it’s a first pitch blast (well I still love those.. haha!) but I can’t take it, it just irks the crap out of me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  339. igotid88 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Great news on Hughes. They should just give him some starts in the ML and get his strength up

  340. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Good job.

  341. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Great job there just being able to throw strikes….couldn’t walk Magglio the way he’s swinging the bat and he didn’t. Magglio looks hurt or something….

  342. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    When did Chad post about what he wants the board to be? Missed that.

    Saturday. Said that he wont ban every negative nancy that apparently dozens of people are emailing him about, but that things that obviously cross the line are bannable.

  343. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Not sure what happened to Ramiro Pena, but, he swung at a pitch and missed and they removed him for an injury. Oblique?

  344. Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    That out right there could be the difference in winning tonight

  345. G-C May 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Bartolo Colon, American League Cy Young?

    Hey, someone can dream. :)

  346. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Good job by Leyland getting Santiago in the game tonight… Was something like 8-for-17 in his career against Colon coming in… 3-for-3 tonight.

    Other than him and the guy nobody gets out, Tigers haven’t done much against Bartolo.

  347. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    2-1 Angels in 5th.

  348. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    Larry–do whatever you like. Personally, I would be happy to see you banned. You add nothing here.
    ———————————————————————
    I add facts. Not everybody can stand to hear them.

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

    You’re delusional, You’re nothing but a pest. Your posts are repetitious and childish, and your little theories are inane. The stats that you supply can be obtained from any number of sources on the web, and nobody here needs stats to see that Jeter is struggling. Duh.

    Like I said, do as you please. I hope you get banned…

  349. MG May 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Larry: ‘Hi, I’m Larry’

    Support Group: ‘Hi Larry’

    Larry: ‘I’m an adult living in my parents basement, have a blog no one reads, and hate Derek Jeter. Outside of that I have no life to speak of.’

    Support Group: ‘that’s it?’

    Larry: ‘I think Brian Cashman needs to go and Phil Hughes was way overrated’

    Support Group: ‘that’s it?’

    Larry: ‘Yup, that’s about it, I was hoping to find some more people who thought just like me’

    Support Group: ‘bye, Larry, don’t let the door hit you on the way out’

  350. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    They have to atleast get him out after this inning

  351. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    If they can get a base runner or two here Verlander’s night will be over…..don’t let him finish the inning.

  352. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Hey, Larry The kump….the women’s golf and NASCAR boards called and said they were missing their troll. Better hurry home.

  353. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Jorge has awoken?

  354. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    “Saturday. Said that he wont ban every negative nancy that apparently dozens of people are emailing him about, but that things that obviously cross the line are bannable.”

    ————

    You forgot the part where it was revealed that Chad scolded you once and you tried to hunt him down. ;)

  355. yankeefeminista May 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Hip Hip!!

  356. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Posada has looked much better at the plate the last three days.

  357. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Saturday. Said that he wont ban every negative nancy that apparently dozens of people are emailing him about, but that things that obviously cross the line are bannable.
    —————————————————————————-
    And now, of course, many are assuming their own criteria defines “crossing the line.”

    Silly.

  358. pat May 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Good news for Hughes.

    Wonder what the next step is now to getting him back on track though?

  359. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Larry The ***Lump***

  360. P May 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Ghost ->

    “Nettles was one of my heroes when I was a kid. He’s the best that I ever saw. However, some of those clips of Brooks Robinson were pretty impressive too…”

    My dad gave me his baseball cards and his “Nails” card is on the first page.. he says that he was his favorite player aside from Mantle.

    What I saw on TV was just absurd, the way that guy flew thru the air at third base to make unbelievable clutch defensive plays.. I’ve never seen anything like it.. Mike Lowell, when he was youn with the Marlins was the best 3rd baseman I ever saw.. I hated Lowell going to the Redsox because he was one of my favorites.. and he was born a Yankee but never got to put on the stripes.. I’d say Lowell and Ichiro.. my 2 fav players not on the NYY..

    ——- ———
    GRRRRRRR!!! Posada swinging at the first pitch again!!!! This time he got lucky.. !!!

  361. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    do they start Hughes from scratch like it’s the first day of Spring Training?

  362. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    You forgot the part where it was revealed that Chad scolded you once and you tried to hunt him down.
    ————————————————————
    Chad has never “scolded” anybody, as far as I know. Certainly not me. I’ve been emailing him off and on since long before he ever had this job.

  363. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I have indeed been scolded.

  364. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    “do they start Hughes from scratch like it’s the first day of Spring Training?”

    ——–

    That probably makes sense. A month long arm strengthening program?

    They may have just moved too fast last time.

  365. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Derek Jeter’s last 430 plate appearances, through the end of Saturday’s game:

    16 doubled, 2 triples, 0 home runs, .256 AVG, .316 SLG.

    These are facts.

  366. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    They need to not throw Hughes for another 2-3 weeks, THEN build him back up over a month. Get him back around the ASB.

  367. BoJo May 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    115 pitches….soon, soon…patience

  368. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Keep battling Gardy

  369. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Isn’t sending Po kind of risky given Gardy’s propensity to strike out looking?

  370. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Was this statement in the comments section?

  371. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Gardner is so locked in.

  372. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Is Nunez bunting here? lol

  373. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Gardner looking better up there.

  374. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    With Cabrera leading off, if the yanks don’t score in this inning, I seriously think about walking him.

  375. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Was this statement in the comments section?

    Yes.

  376. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    He specifically said to stop wishing injuries on players and he will ban people who do it.

    Since you are the only person dumb enough to do it, who do you think he’s talking to?

    Look, if you want to act like a moron every night, that’s up to you.

    If you get yourself bounced, you can always resume that well read blog of yours.

    That bastian of baseball knowledge you shutdown because it was unreadable.

  377. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Let’s go Nuney

  378. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Brett’s OBP is starting to look respectable.

  379. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks, I’ll take a look.

  380. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Gardner looks really good at the plate – seriously. The guy is just locked in now. He’s on everything and taking so many pitches. Hes walking lik enuts. Love this guy right now.

  381. MG May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    you can’t just give away strikes to Verlander.

    In his career, baseball bats way under .200 when he has two strikes and was over .300 when there are 0 or 1 strike.

    If you think taking strike 1 on every hitter is the way to get to him you are sadly mistaken.

  382. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Brett Gardner is back to looking like the Gardner of last year.

    Think he started the season a little too aggressive, and it took him out of what he does VERY well. He has a GREAT eye and he works the count.

    He is having great at-bats again. If you trust him enough to start POSADA from first on a 3-2 count with one out, there is absolutely NO reason not to give him at least HALF the leadoff job back, especially given what’s occupying it right now.

  383. austinmac May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    It makes one wonder why Hughes is experiencing numbness or odd sensation in his arm. After so much speculation and talk, normal feelings can be a concern. It seems the plan will be extended spring and hope.

  384. MG May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    ‘way over’

  385. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Gardner’s OPS is .734 right now.

    It was .387 on April 19th.

  386. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Swing man Swing.

  387. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Took 2 meatballs. Have to be aggressive there.

  388. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    It stinks that they only have 3 runs. It seems like it should be much more than that.

  389. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    He specifically said to stop wishing injuries on players and he will ban people who do it.
    ———————————————————————–
    Missed that. You got a link?

  390. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Verlander is pretty impressive to bring it like that after throwing 120 pitches. It would be sweet if we got a couple insurance runs.

  391. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Would be a good time for a clutch Jeter single.

  392. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Montero is 3-4 with singles to left, center and right

  393. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    125 pitches must feel like 200 for Verlander in this game.

    Verlander’s arm is incredible, but Leyland may kill him one of these days.

  394. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    He specifically said to stop wishing injuries on players and he will ban people who do it.
    ———————————————————————–
    Missed that. You got a link?
    ==========================================

    You’re right, due. Ignore SJ, wish injuries on players toi your heart’s delight.

  395. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Wow Jeter.

    Take the hanging curve. Swing at the ball above the shoes.

  396. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Overmatched

  397. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Seems crazy but Verlander just threw a quality start.

    Yanks better hold on and win this one!

  398. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    FLASH: “I feel like the fastball is the pitch to beat Derek Jeter.”

    Not like Flash knows anything about baseball, though.

  399. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    nasty breaking ball..

    I don’t like that on this blog if you are negative and complaining about some of our players who are really struggling, that people will gang up on you here.. it’s really uncalled for.. just because you don’t focus on the negative as much as somebody else, doesn’t mean that that person doesn’t have the right to share his opinion..

  400. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Montero is 3-4 with singles to left, center and right

    Call him up. Call him up.

  401. austinmac May 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I want no Jeter complaints. The last two pitches were a curve on the corner and a 99 mph fastball at the knees. You people go hit it.

  402. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    Overmatched
    ——————————————————–
    Doesn’t take anything close to Justin Verlander to overmatch Jeter. He’s done.

  403. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I hope Cano can play tomorrow. He is really missed in the lineup especially with Arod struggling so bad.

  404. cs in la May 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Don’t even give that dude the time, SJ. He’ll go away.

    Its funny how trolls would rather be on our site instead of watching their team lose every night. Its a compliment actually.

  405. West Coast Yankee Fan May 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    macphistto01

  406. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    P,

    So it’s ok for you to be negative… but not for others to take that negative energy and throw it back at you?

  407. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Wow Cabrera actually makes an out

  408. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    austinmac May 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    I want no Jeter complaints. The last two pitches were a curve on the corner and a 99 mph fastball at the knees. You people go hit it.
    ———————————————————-
    Those were tough pitches… But the reasons to complain about Jeter date back LONG before Justin Verlander threw those pitches.

    In case you missed it:
    Derek Jeter’s last 430 plate appearances, through the end of Saturday’s game:

    16 doubled, 2 triples, 0 home runs, .256 AVG, .316 SLG.

    These are facts.

  409. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    It would be nice if the guys would help out Bartolo a bit. I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this game…

  410. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    PS. 430 plate appearances is NOT a slump. It’s the LARGE majority of an entire season.

  411. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    OF COURSE JETER SWINGS AT A BALL.. NOWHERE NEAR A STRIKE>. UGGGH C’MON DEREK

    Okay, I’m going to puke.. Derek just doesn’t have the ability to see where teh ball is going to go anymore.. he used to have the best eye ever !! I just don’t get it, I really don’t… How could somebody with a career like Jete be this bad for the last season and beginning of this one?? I mean 2 seasons ago, Jeter put up spectacular numbers and had one of the best seasons of his career..

    somebody tell me, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE ??

    SO seriously I really wanna know what you guys think.. When is it time to drop Jeter in the batting order? ???

  412. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Nice play Nunez

  413. jackamir May 2nd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Just ignore the schmuck. He is just trying to fulfill his empty life…..

  414. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    What injury do u want Jeter to get now, yankeesnmore?? Tool

  415. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Another solid performance by Colon.

  416. Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    If Brett continues to improve with the stick, it might be time to slot him in the leadoff spot and drop Derek to the 9 spot…….Maybe there he can relax a little because he’s starting to press ……

  417. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    P,

    So it’s ok for you to be negative… but not for others to take that negative energy and throw it back at you?
    “”"

    ——–

    Dave, I was generalizing.. nobody is being negative too me at all, tonight. I am trying really hard to post maturely, even when I am negative.. I am not going to just come here and be “Only” negative.. especially when I really like the way we are playing … last year I was very negative because I was frustrated.. but even still, I am doing my part to look at poistives too.

  418. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    bartolo fro cy young

  419. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Time to get some run off the bullpen.

  420. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Bartolo Colon is AMAZING! Absolutely AMAZING!

    Those two fastballs compliment each other SO well. As long as he has command of those, we’re gonna keep seeing results like this.

    INCREDIBLE!

    Thank you, Tony Pena!

  421. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Great job by Colon so far. It’s time to get some more runs!!!

  422. austinmac May 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    P,

    I think you don’t have a clue. None whatsoever. Thanks for soliciting my opinion.

  423. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Bartolo doing a great job. I hope he can get the W. I think we’re gonna need an insurance run or two though. Maybe this inning?

  424. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Unbelievable battle between weaver and pedroia.

    2 on 2 out, 13 pitch AB and still going

  425. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I honestly don’t see Jeter being dropped out of the 1st or second spot this year,no matter how badly he does…..

  426. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    gotta give pedroia credit, big single on the 14th pitch to give Bos the lead over weaver.

    Long way to go though.

  427. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    P,

    fair enough

  428. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Ghost ->

    Yeah, I don’t like the theme of this game at all. I like to have an early lead and I read somewhere on this blog (chad, I think) that in the first 2 innings of games its very lopsided this year we are outscoring everybody like crazy.. but then we dry up a bit for 4,5,6.7.

    I’d be really happy to see us all hitting a bit more for average in general.. we got the HR’s no doubt there.. but action man.. want to see some action!! :-)

  429. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I mean 2 seasons ago, Jeter put up spectacular numbers and had one of the best seasons of his career..

    somebody tell me, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE ??
    —————————————————————-
    Simple. He was never a guy with big power, so once his bat speed fell off he hit the wall fast.

    Not unusual for a guy in the post or pre-PED era, especially a guy like Jeter, to hit the wall fast.

    He’s 36 years old. LOTS of guys were done at 36 before we all got used to seeing them “re-peak” again.

  430. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    If Brett continues to improve with the stick, it might be time to slot him in the leadoff spot and drop Derek to the 9 spot…….Maybe there he can relax a little because he’s starting to press ……

    —————

    :shock:

    Is that you Pat M?

  431. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Is that you Pat M?

    Just all part of his plot to keep Grandy in 2 hole, 1 year after he called it :)

  432. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    sure would be nice to get an extra run

  433. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Let’s go TEX!

  434. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm
    I honestly don’t see Jeter being dropped out of the 1st or second spot this year,no matter how badly he does…..
    —————————————————————–
    I actually do.

    I think the Yankees are trying to carry him, and they ARE in first place.

    The QUICKEST way to get him past 3,000 hits is to get him as many AB’s as possible, and he gets the most by hitting leadoff.

    Shortly after his 3,000-hit moment is over, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see his playing time fall off and his spot at the top of the order gone.

    I don’t like that approach, obviously. I think he should be benched now. But I do believe that’s what the Yankees are doing/thinking.

  435. Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    LGY……..It’s me….It’s tough for me to watch # 2 struggle like this

  436. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Now would be a good time for Arod to snap out of it

  437. cs in la May 2nd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Arod, hes got to be hurting. Just not the same as two weeks ago.

  438. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I guess not. That pitch was right there to hit….

  439. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    SO seriously I really wanna know what you guys think.. When is it time to drop Jeter in the batting order? ???

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

    I think doing it now would be premature. I would wait until June, before I made a move.
    As long as he’s getting on base about 33 to 35 percent of the time, I think that we can live with him leading off. If the team starts to have significant trouble scoring runs, and Jeter isn’t producing, then I think that he has to be dropped in the order. He’s on pace to score 87 runs, which isn’t great, but it’s tolerable.

  440. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Up to…Swish. Gulp.

  441. charlestonchew May 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    A-Rod has to swing through the ball instead of just at it.

  442. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Wow. Alex’s BA is down to .260.

  443. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Swishalicious!

  444. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Atta boy Swish. No run though.

  445. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    wow Swish comes through, but Tex can’t score…Posada for another two out hit?????

  446. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Nice to see Swish hit the ball to the opposite field with authority.

  447. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Too bad Gardner wasn’t on 1st. Nice AB by Swisher.

  448. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Boston Dave ->

    Last year if it wasn’t for the my dad first, then the Yankee’s and this blog I don’t know what I would’ve done. It was the hardest year of my life since my mom died without warning. She was my best friend ever and my dad has had a very hard time too. Last year I admit I was very negative and impulsive to just blab out negativity.. but this blog and watching almost every single yankee game with my dad helped me cope. My mom was one of the biggest Yankee fans ever..

    So even though I got on peoples nerves being really negative here I held my own last year for a 13/14 year old.. at least I thought so.. even if I didn’t make any friends.

    that’s also why this year, I try and be nicer to people because you never really know what is going on in there personal life..

  449. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Wishing Martin would be moved ahead of Posada in the order.

  450. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    How does he take that? Grrrrrr

  451. cs in la May 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Posada, you’re killing us.

  452. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    That ball was screaming hit me Posada as it was coming towards the plate.

  453. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Had a feeling those runners were going to be stranded

  454. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Damn they seem to be leaving a lot of guys on base tonight.

  455. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    How are you NOT looking for the same fastball he just threw RIGHT PAST YOU on 2-1???

    Posada reacted to that pitch like a fastball was the LAST thing he was looking for. Ridiculous.

  456. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    “austinmac May 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    P,

    I think you don’t have a clue. None whatsoever. Thanks for soliciting my opinion.

    ———-

    It’s obvious you are trying to instigate a fight/argument. I don’t even know you or know why you wrote that or what it even means. I’m not biting man.. and I never claimed to know more about baseball than you guys.. but I know a lot about baseball compared to people my age, probably more than 99% of them !

  457. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    You just get the feeling that leaving all of these guys on base is going to hurt the Yanks in the next 2 innings or so. Most of the time when you leave a village on base it comes back to bite you eventually. They just can’t get that big 2 out hit.

  458. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Posadas got 50 more ab’s to show life? Montero will push it come June 1

  459. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    “cs in la May 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    Posada, you’re killing us.”

    ———

    Hmm, didnt Posada drive in 2 of the Yanks 3 runs?

    Keep killing us Jorge!!

  460. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Tim horton is back with Trenton and throwing hard/ 2 perfect and 3 strikeouts.

  461. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    wow that was a great play by Arod !!! Touchdown pass !!!

  462. Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    YankeeNmore, you critque these guys as if you’ve been in their shoes at one time…..If you were a ballplayer you’d be more respectful rather than being a blowhard chump

  463. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Close

  464. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Brett marshall pitched well again, but, little luck and no support. 8 hits 3 runs. 2 earned, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts

  465. Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    P – stay strong, and hang in.

  466. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Wow. Don’t throw that again please. Mix in some off speed stuff.

  467. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Boston Dave ->

    Last year if it wasn’t for the my dad first, then the Yankee’s and this blog I don’t know what I would’ve done.

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

    P,

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my mom a few years ago after an extended illness. So, I know how hard t is to lose your mom, even when you have time to get used to the idea. Your loss must have been especially difficult.

  468. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Ghostwriter:
    “I think doing it now would be premature. I would wait until June, before I made a move.
    As long as he’s getting on base about 33 to 35 percent of the time, I think that we can live with him leading off.”
    ————————————————————————
    33 to 35%????

    When’s the last time he did THAT???

    His OBP this year is .315. Same as it is for his last 450 plate appearances, or so.

  469. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Whew! Too close for comfort. This kid looks legit.

  470. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    An off speed pitch like a curve would be great right here.

  471. MG May 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Pat M, I’m sure he was the guy always picked last and put in right field when he was a kid and batted at the bottom of the order, his personality reeks of it.

  472. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Pat M. May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    YankeeNmore, you critque these guys as if you’ve been in their shoes at one time…..If you were a ballplayer you’d be more respectful rather than being a blowhard chump
    ————————————————————————
    If you get beat by a guy’s fastball on a 2-1 count, there is absolutely NO reason not to look for that pitch again on 2-2. The pitcher would be doing you a FAVOR to throw anything else.

  473. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Exactly what I just said….

  474. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    gah left him in too long

  475. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    gardner knew it the second it was hit

  476. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Had a feeling 3 runs wasn’t going to win it tonight.

  477. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    And he puts it right where he put the other home run ball. Throw a ball in the dirt. They deserve to lose this game. Good for Detroit and Verlander. They battled while the Yanks just pissed this game away.

  478. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Attention board: I am ALL for restricting this board’s topics to Yankees/baseballs.

    Please try to do the same.

  479. cs in la May 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    BD; Hes killing us with a flash of brilliance and then back to the old slumping self – in a clutch situation.

  480. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Going to pay price for dumb baseball. Hence y u don’t waste out with bunts or run yourself into outs.

  481. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Another game when the bats go nighty-night after an early lead…..

  482. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm


    gah left him in too long

    ——-

    He leaves one change up high and that means he should have been pulled?

    Colon actually still looks good out there.

  483. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    1-9 with RISP.

  484. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    7 innings, 3 runs is a good job.

  485. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    And he puts it right where he put the other home run ball.
    ————————————————————-
    Sometimes you gotta give credit to the other guy.

    That is a HARD park to hit a ball out to the opposite field, and that guy has done it TWICE.

    Great job by him, but Colon has pitched VERY well.

  486. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Colon did his job tonight, can’t blame him. That’s what happens when you leave 30 guys on base and don’t give the pitcher any breathing room.

  487. RhapsodyInBlue May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Wonder how he’ll sleep tonight?

    http://i378.photobucket.com/al.....shark1.gif

  488. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    austin jackson 0-4 3k’s. leads the league in k’s,

    anyone still want him over curtis granderson?

  489. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    cs,

    If 2 RBI is killing the team, I guess its a tough crowd.

  490. Yankee44 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I’d sign up for 7 innings and 3 runs from Colon every start. Pretty sure nobody saw this coming from him, eh?

  491. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Can’t ask for more from colon

  492. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Regardless of that HR, another great outing by Colon.

    7 innings, 3 runs, 7 hits, 0 BB, 7 Ks.

  493. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    overall good start from Colon, but I would like to win the game as well. What happened to Joe’s freakish need to protect the lead by putting the bullpen in when pitchers are doing well

  494. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Its funny that before the season started, I felt like any game the Yanks would have a close lead after the 6th was golden. Now I fear it unless we r up by at least 3.

  495. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    The lineup really has to start scoring runs after the early innings. It seems like in almost every game they score in the 1st 3 innings and then nothing after that. That has to change it puts too much pressure on the pitchers.

  496. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    7 strong for big Bartolo… Only gave up a couple solos to a hot hitter and a timely hit from Miguel Cabrera.

    Yanks offense needs to get some timely hits themselves. Maybe this will be the inning it happens.

  497. Yanks78 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Colin had a 3 run lead and he blew it. No excuse for it. We used to kill AJ for doing things like that, Colin has to be better than that.

  498. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    STOP BUNTING!!!

  499. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Glad we bunted the guy who got on base like every time up

  500. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    walked a guy on 5 pitches.

    Next batter bunts.

    Hilarious.

  501. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Sometimes you gotta give credit to the other guy.

    That is a HARD park to hit a ball out to the opposite field, and that guy has done it TWICE.

    Great job by him, but Colon has pitched VERY well. ———————- agreed, but I think both times he was ahead in the count. Gotta waste a pitch. I could be wrong though.

  502. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    barely got gardner on that play

  503. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    With Jeter and Nunez coming up I don’t like the bunt. Make the pitcher throw strikes instead of giving him an easy out…

  504. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    We just bunted a guy who has been on base 8 out of his last like 9 or 10 PA for Nunez and Jeter.

  505. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Ghost ->

    Thanks.. I dunno even know how to deal with it still..better some days than others. I have a different outlook on life now that’s for sure. Sorry to hear about your mom as well.

    Every game I watch I still can hear my mom really rooting for Jeter and Posada.. which I guess is also why i don’t want them to retire, so that the memories don’t fade.

  506. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Bunting there is fine. Jeeze.

    It’s the 8th inning, tie game… no problem getting the go ahead run into scoring position.

    And Gardner almost beat it out.

    Tough crowd tonight.

  507. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Nunez has to be patient here…

  508. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Gardner has gotten on base in 14 of his past 17 plate attempts and he is bunting.

    Ridiculous.

  509. hman23 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Cannot believe the bunt. With Nunez and Jeter coming up.

    Unbelievable.

    Give away an out when the guy cannot throw strikes.

  510. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    *appearances*

    I don’t know why I sometimes say attempts.

  511. 38HotDogs May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Martin has the guts of a burglar

  512. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Okay! How bout a simple sac fly? I would take that!

  513. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Please score

  514. David in Cal May 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Gardner got a nice bunt down, but I hate the call. Nunez and Jeter are the two worst hitters in the lineup. And, there’s no guarantee that 1 run is enough to win the game. Rivera and Soriano pitched in the last two games, so they may be unavailable.

  515. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    It’s the 8th inning, tie game… no problem getting the go ahead run into scoring position.

    ————

    They have their two worst hitters coming up and Gardner is impossible to get out right now.

  516. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Idiot manager man.

  517. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Ghostwriter:
    “I think doing it now would be premature. I would wait until June, before I made a move.
    As long as he’s getting on base about 33 to 35 percent of the time, I think that we can live with him leading off.”
    ————————————————————————
    33 to 35%????

    When’s the last time he did THAT???

    His OBP this year is .315. Same as it is for his last 450 plate appearances, or so.
    =============================================

    Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340. I already told you that you add nothing. Cherry-picking stats doesn’t impress anybody; it only identifies you as sneaky (and dumb).

  518. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    RISP…runner in stranded position

  519. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Time for Jeter to be clutch.

  520. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Bet the farm Jeter grounds out to second.

  521. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Gardner bunting made absoltuely no sense. If the middle of the order was coming up its a no brainer. But Nunez and especially Jeter aren’t 2 hitters you want up in rbi situations.

  522. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    we need a wild pitch

  523. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    The bunt didn’t work?

    Shocking turn of events.

  524. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Great Job bunting!

  525. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Time for Jeter to be clutch.
    ___

    This isnt 2009 pal.

  526. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    ugh.. so frustrating!

  527. hman23 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Nice call Girardi.

  528. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    This isnt 2009 pal.

    Eventually saying that is going to work.

  529. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    When the heck has Jeter had a big clutch hit late in a game.??????

  530. qiantom May 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You feel so confident that Jeter will make an out when he comes into RISP situations like this.

  531. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    What a whine fest this blog is right now.

    Waaaaaaa.

  532. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Colon got rooked. He outpitched Verlander, and deserved the win, but the bats wasted a bunch of opportunities. I guess that it’s up to the ‘pen now…

  533. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    When the heck has Jeter had a big clutch hit late in a game.??????
    ____

    not in two years.

  534. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    They can kiss this game goodbye. The binder must tell Girardi to bunt in every and any situation. It seems like Girardi is brain dead sometimes.

  535. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Say this for Nunez, at least he is CAPABLE of hitting the ball hard. Unlike the guy who followed him to the plate.

  536. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Pathetic. Sickening. They will lose this game and they deserve to.

  537. 38HotDogs May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Not liking the potential Soriano vs Cabrera matchup coming up

  538. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    How many of ours guys have gotten to 3rd base, only to die there??

  539. hman23 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Sorry Dave. I don’t like the bunt call. You did?

    Fine. You are entitled to your opinion too,

  540. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    When the heck has Jeter had a big clutch hit late in a game.??????
    ____

    not in two years.

    2007

    Fenway against Schilling.

  541. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Gardner is 14 for 17

    # of whiny posts over the last hour 175 for 182

    Go watch American Idol if a 3-3 baseball game makes you this miserable.

  542. qiantom May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Jeter and Posada are done. When u cannot hit a fastball, u cannot hit anything.

  543. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Pathetic. Sickening. They will lose this game and they deserve to.

    Score is still tied. Heart of the order coming up in the 9th. Why so defeatist?

  544. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Joba gets Cabrera this inning

  545. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The Yankees have given away 3 outs and it is costing them big time.

    The dumb hit and run in the first and the two stupid bunts.

  546. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    When is Joe G going to learn that Brett Gardner does NOT know how to bunt. Plain and simple.. He CANNOT bunt.. does not know how.. How many times is Joe G gonna put the bunt on him? He does it to Swisher too.. but Swisher is a power hitter, so he shouldn’t be bunting anyway.. Gardner really needs to learn how to bunt.. but not during tie games.. Geez !

  547. beedogs May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Does ANYONE still have any faith left in Jeter? If so, WHY?

  548. 38HotDogs May 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Like the Joba vs Cabrera even less

  549. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Jeter and Posada are done. When u cannot hit a fastball, u cannot hit anything.

    All Posada has hit are fastballs, and unlike Jeter his speed does not give him the luxury of infield bleeders

  550. BD (Boston Dave) May 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    hman,

    My opinion is that this place is full of whiny babies right now. Disagree? Scroll up and read the posts.

    It’s as comical as it is annoying, and even more fruitless.

  551. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Let me guess Cabrera will win the game for them

  552. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    When the heck has Jeter had a big clutch hit late in a game.??????
    ____

    not in two years.
    ——————————————–
    I got a better one.

    How many times since last June have you seen him hit a ball hard??? ANYWHERE??? Even if it was caught for an out.

    How many times does he hit the ball hard???

    Now think back on his “hits” this year… How many of them are bleeding rollers in the perfect spot and/or never left the infield???

    HE

    IS

    DONE

  553. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Gardy!!!!

  554. Yanks78 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    The Core 4 has now become the Core MO.

    Sad what has happened in 2 years

  555. kd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    two center fielders out there

  556. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Jerk, I know its a bad outlook, but I had a feeling they were gonna blow this game after the 5th. So far, I’ve been right. Would love to eat crow, but the heart of the order really isn’t doin it for me right now.

  557. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Joba got lucky with that pitch

  558. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Girardi is a terrible manager. There I said it

  559. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    winning run or not, walk him.

  560. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    For Trenton, Brian Anderson pitched the 7th inning, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. in 7.2 innings. ERA of 1.17. 2 runs allowed, 1 earned. 7 hits allowed, 1 walk and 9 strikeouts.

    heyer gets the win, 5-3 Trenton

  561. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Ghostwriter:
    “I think doing it now would be premature. I would wait until June, before I made a move.
    As long as he’s getting on base about 33 to 35 percent of the time, I think that we can live with him leading off.”
    ————————————————————————
    33 to 35%????

    When’s the last time he did THAT???

    His OBP this year is .315. Same as it is for his last 450 plate appearances, or so.
    =============================================

    Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340. I already told you that you add nothing. Cherry-picking stats doesn’t impress anybody; it only identifies you as sneaky (and dumb).

  562. P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    woah JOba just hit 98MPH… no way !!!! When was the last time that happened.. wow..

  563. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Yankees have scored 80% of runners on 3rd LT 2 outs this year, 54% with 2 outs. Pretty good I wager.

  564. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    qiantom May 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    Jeter and Posada are done. When u cannot hit a fastball, u cannot hit anything.
    ——–
    Posada hit a 100 mph fastball for a double.

  565. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    If I had my choice, I’d play Nunez over Jeter…..

  566. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    “When is Joe G going to learn that Brett Gardner does NOT know how to bunt. ”

    Didn’t he just put down a successful, bunt – one that he almost beat out?

  567. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    The Core 4 has now become the Core MO.
    __

    Save for the potential Pettitte return either this year or next.

  568. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Joba looka husky.

  569. Nick in SF May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Me typa badly.

  570. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hate Miguel

  571. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    forget posada and gardner and even jeter in general.
    the issue is jeter NEVER comes through late in games, and never in clutch situations anymore.

  572. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    This loss will be on Girardi. Just awful decisions tonight. From not walking Miggy to excessive bunting. Just a terrible job.

  573. Carlo May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Maybe we win, maybe we don’t, but the runners we (jeter specifically) have left on 2nd and 3rd tonight with 1 or 2 outs has been absurd. Can’t win tight games with this type of nonsense.

    Jeter needs to be moved down or benched. Its no longer debatable. Guy is a total negator of runs.

  574. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Joba is getting hit kind of hard tonight.

  575. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Core four is now Solo Mo

  576. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Cano makes that play?

  577. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    FYI. Is don’t pitch to miggy in binder?

  578. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Joba is getting hit kind of hard tonight.

    Yeah, that last pitch to Miguel was just crushed man.

  579. Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    # P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    woah JOba just hit 98MPH… no way !!!! When was the last time that happened.. wow..

    ———————————————————-

    sarcasm?

  580. Patrick May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Cano makes that play?

    I would say no but tough to tell

  581. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Joba fist pump yeah

  582. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Getting tired of Joe Bunt.

  583. Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Joba broke out a fist pump?

  584. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    nice job Joba

  585. Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    # Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Joba fist pump yeah

    ———————————-

    haven’t seen that in like 2 yrs

  586. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Great job Joba.

  587. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    How the hell did that 90 year old lady get that sweet seat behind home plate????

  588. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Cano makes that play?

    No

  589. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    Time for Jeter to be clutch.
    ————————————————-
    Expired no later than May of 2010.

  590. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Joba’s average fastball velocity was 97 that inning.

  591. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Looks like it will be up to ARod in the 9th, doesn’t it always seem to come down to ARod. Hopefully he awakens from his week long slumber.

  592. Jeff in Canada May 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Joba’s stuff was filthy there. Tommy likee..

  593. Eroc May 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    “Joba fist pump yeah”

    Fat Mike has his topic for tomorrow.

  594. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    If the Yanks want to win they better score soon, the bullpen is kind of short tonight. Soriano most likely isn’t available..I don’t know if that is a good thing or not. Mo has pitched 2 days in a row so he is only available in a save situation. So it’s Robertson and then nothing.

  595. Othello May 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    ok guys c’mon we can’t have Jeter as a starting player anymore he is killing us. Nunez plays until we get Reyes. I mean Jete can be a utility guy then retire. We can’t have starters that don’t produce.

  596. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340. I already told you that you add nothing. Cherry-picking stats doesn’t impress anybody; it only identifies you as sneaky (and dumb).
    —————————————————————-
    “Post All-Star break” is “cherry picking.”

    His OBP this year is .315… His OBP for about the last CALENDAR YEAR is no higher.

  597. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Angels with their typical laydown job versus the Red Sox tonight. Luckily after they lay down the next three games the Sox don’t play them anymore.

    If Boston hadn’t run into the Angels they’d likely already be 7 or 8 back.

  598. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I would love beat Valverde

  599. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Valverde annoys me. Guy does dances after saves.

  600. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Vsoberer is an ass

  601. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Grandy just missed a pitch to drive :(

  602. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Valverde

  603. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I hate watching this punk’s antics on the mound. Someone needs to smack him when he celebrates after every out.

  604. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Sox probaBly wish the Angels were in the AL East

  605. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    For all the talk of 97, 98 and 101, might be time to realize the gun in Detroit is a little spicy.

  606. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You want to stop Valverde from doing his crap, beat him. He’s good and hard to hit, unfortunately.

    The Yankees offense is dead right now.

  607. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I still have faith in Jeter.. he just doesn’t seem healthy or something.. last year he coughed every time he came to the plate and I was worried about that.. that’s all I can tell tho, because 2 seasons ago he was awesome having the a best season of his career and then all the sudden *P00f* the just can’t by a hit..

    I hope that Jeter regains his form and hits his career numbers.. I don’t believe he is washed up, even though watching him play last season and this so far like might be (offensively). Actually, last year Jeter did have a hot streak towards the beginning of the season.. didn’t he hit like 5HR in 1 month or something.. I remember him playing so well but then je just lost it and has yet to return to form..

    I don’t think anybody knows for sure if he will or not.. i tend to lean more towards teh “he will” side still .. at least for now.

  608. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Valverde can give Papebomb a run for biggest douche reliever.

  609. BTX May 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    “Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340.”

    Is that supposed to make us feel better? His OPS was .680 post ASB as well.

    And his 2nd half numbers were skewed heavily by a hot 2 weeks at the end of September. He hit .245 in July and .239 in August.

  610. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    walk steal wild pitch sac fly bye bye valverde

  611. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hell of an at bat Curtis

  612. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    For all the talk of 97, 98 and 101, might be time to realize the gun in Detroit is a little spicy.

    Pitch FX confirms the verlander/joba velocities. Looks like YES is using the pitch fx gun

  613. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Unreal atbat by Granderson

  614. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    For all the talk of 97, 98 and 101, might be time to realize the gun in Detroit is a little spicy

    —-

    Per Pitch FX not the gun.

    Joba averaged 97 and hit 98.

  615. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Paul Oneil would’ve been proud of that AB….very nice work by Grandy.

  616. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Way to get it started!

  617. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Gotta run granderson early

  618. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    “”"Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    # P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    woah JOba just hit 98MPH… no way !!!! When was the last time that happened.. wow..

    ———————————————————-

    sarcasm?
    “”"

    Not at all man.. not at all .. excitement!

  619. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Right now Girardi is asking Tex if he knows how to bunt

  620. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    could really use a-rod waking up here…

  621. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Tex not bunting???

  622. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Valverde with the Bin Laden chin growth

  623. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    at least Joe’s not making Mark Texeria bunt

  624. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good grief what an at bat. If you can’t win this game after that at bat from Grandy, there’s not much to say.

  625. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Joba was throwing gas….when you get Cabrera to wave at 2 sliders like that then you’ve got some arm speed going.

  626. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Why isn’t Tex bunting?

  627. Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    damn it

  628. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    damn it…he had the bag…can’t he call time out or something after he’s safe

  629. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    wow……

  630. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    OUCH. He was safe by a lot. Hurts

  631. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Uff.

  632. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Please kill me

  633. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    You have to be kidding me. Just what the Yanks needed tonight…

  634. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Crapola!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  635. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Gotta send Granderson soon.

  636. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Gah….gotta grab that bag.

  637. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Oh my!

  638. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Why isn’t Tex bunting?

    Smartass :)

  639. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Unbelievable.

    Too many baserunning and defensive mistakes this season.

  640. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    that AB by Grandy is how 90% of Jeter’s bats used to be.. he would grind out every one of them.. that’s why I think he’s not see the ball at all.. Jeter is swinging at so many balls out of the zone..

    Curtis .. wasn’t even touched… WTH????????

  641. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    And that is likely the game.

  642. Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    # P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    “””Against All Odds May 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    # P May 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    woah JOba just hit 98MPH… no way !!!! When was the last time that happened.. wow..

    ———————————————————-

    sarcasm?
    “””

    Not at all man.. not at all .. excitement!

    —————————————

    I understand the excitement

  643. Jim May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    you’d think he’d know he has such an excellent jump he didn’t need to slide so late.

  644. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    that really hurts….they were really set up there

  645. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    awwww did he hurt himself celebrating after granderson got tagged???

  646. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Good steal attempt even though he got caught, now the Tigers will have the stolen base in the back of their minds.

  647. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    i had the walk steal and wild pitch right, but not granderson oversliding the bag

  648. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    okay maybe I was wrong… Geez that was bad luck for grandy.. can’t really blame him for having fast pants and jersey :)

  649. Ace May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    How do u get caught there? Unreal. At least he didn’t bubt

  650. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Arod gets another chance

  651. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Would’ve had men on the corners with no outs

    such a shame

  652. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    maybe A-rod can snap out of his funk and help his team out

  653. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    WAKE UP AROD!!!!

  654. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    gotta make Valverde throw a strike now…he’s totally lost the zone.

  655. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    2 walks, do not swing at the first pitch!!!

  656. qiantom May 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    It just doesn’t seem like the Yankees wanna win. They do not deserve to anyway.

  657. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    best hack Alex has taken in a few games.

  658. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    It feels like every close game the Yanks have lost this season they had some dumb defense and baserunning mistake.

  659. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    still swung at the first pitch

  660. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Just not seeing the ball well at all.

  661. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    That appeared to be the one to hit, in my opinion

  662. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Alex Alex he’s our man, if he can’t do it … YES HE CAN !

  663. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    On time twice, just under it

  664. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    those were both in the sweet spot.

  665. JobaTipsHisCap May 2nd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    valverde is a punk

  666. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    What muscle was it that Alex pulled or was soar? You can kinda tell that he is still hurting.

  667. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This team has got to stop trying to steal bases. Nobody on this team can do it.

    All they do is run themselves out of innings.

    Between buntimg and running, they give away 4-6!outs a night and this team isn’t good enough to do it.

    Dumb baseball in just about evey inning tonight.

  668. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Inge hasn’t been on this game – thank God for that

  669. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Send up Cano

  670. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    That’s a break

  671. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    guess we’ll take it.

  672. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    that’s what can happen when you put it in play….that play at 2nd is looming large.

  673. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Let’s go Swisher.

  674. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Maybe Swisher can shoot one in the gap

  675. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    generous hit given to A-rod to me, looked like an error

  676. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Cano is unavailable.

  677. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Granderson scores, oh no where did he go? :(

  678. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I’ll take it.. SHEESH should be based loaded !!!!

  679. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Clean single probably wins it

  680. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    yes it would be nice to have Robbie up right now.

  681. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    i miss Cano….(No offense Swish), but i don’t have a lot of faith in him batting 5th

  682. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    why are they all swinging at the first pitch after grandy and tex walked?

  683. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Swish is going to do it.. trust me.. he’s ready to bust out !!!

  684. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Granderson and his 81% career rate can’t steal?

  685. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340. I already told you that you add nothing. Cherry-picking stats doesn’t impress anybody; it only identifies you as sneaky (and dumb).
    —————————————————————-
    “Post All-Star break” is “cherry picking.”

    His OBP this year is .315… His OBP for about the last CALENDAR YEAR is no higher.
    =========================================

    No, post AllStar break is a standard split, which BTW, coincided closely with his season average in 2010. Calendar year??? Really??? Give us a break. You are such a bore. We know he’s off to a slow start.

  686. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Alex with a Jeterian hit.

  687. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    “ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    why are they all swinging at the first pitch after grandy and tex walked?
    “”"

    I’ve been harpin’ on that all night.. all year .. last year too.. I can’t stand it !!!!!

  688. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Christ, why can’t Swisher hit fastballs this year?

  689. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Just because the guy has been wild and you think you will get a fastball doesn’t mean you should swing at the first damn pitch everytime.

  690. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    nick missing the high heat all year.

  691. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Swish will get it done…

  692. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Yes!!!!!!!

  693. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Yes!!!!

  694. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    holla!!! alright Swish you proved me wrong

  695. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    thank god….. he got low heat and connected.

  696. TheStraw May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Nice agressive baserunning there by Tex.

  697. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hell yeah!

    Awesome slide!

  698. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Friggin YES!!!!!!!!

  699. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    whew was that close or what.

  700. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Sweet!! That was a gutsy send by Thompson

  701. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Swisher!!!

  702. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Swish! wow I thought Tex was hosed…. not the strongest throw from Ajax. Nice work!

  703. Chris W May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Swish! Getting him going will be big.

  704. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    alright Po Po I will take a sac fly here, just saying

  705. ac1 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    i think it’s safe to assume we wont have to see Valverde tomorrow either, longer if he is hurt.

  706. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Get a sac

  707. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Clutch. Now let’s add on.

  708. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    SWISHAAAAAAAA !!!TOLD YA TOLD YA SWISH WAS GONNA BUST OUT.. I KNEW IT…

    I told him on twitter that next time he comes up with RISP to think about Charlie Day screaming from it’s always sunny in philly and he’ll be relaxed!!!!

  709. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    steal second swish

  710. Jim May 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Teix can really fly when he needs to huh?

  711. rr212 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Atta boy Swish!

  712. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    The problem with running is, nobody steals bases well on this team.

    They either get awful jumps or over slide the bag.

    They just aren’t good at it.

    They hit HR’s and punish pitchers. That’s what they do. They aren’t a small ball team and all the bunting and stolen base attempts in the world isn’t going to make them one.

    They cost themselves at least 4 runs tonight trying to play like the ’82 Cardinals.

    Would be nice if Girardi figures that out sooner rather than later.

  713. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    C’mon, Jorgie, we need that run

  714. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Cmon man! Let him walk you

  715. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Rusty Gate there

  716. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    guess I can’t be too mad at Posada cause he has RBI tonight…but still couldn’t make contact at least for a sac fly

  717. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Martin will get another run in

  718. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Don’t think Kevin long can say he is happy with Jorge tonight.. that was bleh!!!

    that’s okay tho.. we still got this !!!

  719. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    the Angels really are useless….they can’t beat the Red Sox to save their lives.

  720. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    The problem with running is, nobody steals bases well on this team.

    Granderson, Gardner, A-rod, Jeter, Martin, and Nunez all have very high percentages for their career.

    Granderson and Gardner can obviously steal bases, they are both accomplished basestealers. Early on this year its not looking very good, but your very proclamatory statement is obvious hyperbole. Gardner and Granderson should work on their fundamentals, but not retired entirely, stealing should be part of their game.

  721. Carl May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Yes again!

  722. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Insurance run.

  723. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Insurance run. We’ll take it.

  724. syd_cash May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    WOW LOL i will take it!!!!

  725. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Free run. :)

  726. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Valverde is a clown!!!

  727. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    the Angels really are useless….they can’t beat the Red Sox to save their lives.

    Last year the red sox were .500 or below vs everyone except the Blue Jays and Angels. They really made their hay on those teams.

  728. rconn23 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Love to see this clown implode like this.

  729. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Why Martin swinging 3-0 from a guy that is all over the place…

  730. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    The one game that figured to be the toughest to win was the Verlander game. They have a great shot at stealing this one.

  731. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Valverde no dancing. Why?

  732. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    the Angels really are useless….they can’t beat the Red Sox to save their lives.

    Last year the red sox were .500 or below vs everyone except the Blue Jays and Angels. They really made their hay on those teams.
    ——————————————–

    Interesting stat. Thanks!

  733. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Red Sox on their way to their 13th win, 5 against the useless Angels…..

  734. -Matt- May 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    God, finally Valverde implodes on the Yankees

  735. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    ————————————————

    They tried like heck to give it away, but they might win despite themselves.

  736. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Let’s go Mo!!!

  737. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    BTX May 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm
    “Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340.”

    Is that supposed to make us feel better? His OPS was .680 post ASB as well.
    —————————————————————-
    We’re ignoring all facts that point to Jeter being done.

    Like last week when he hit “about .300 for almost a week.”

    Never mind that only about two balls ever left the infield… .300 is .300

  738. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Just wanna say this:

    Player TEAM W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO

    1. M Rivera
    NYY 1 0 1.98 14 0 0 0 10 12 13.2 11 3 3 0 0

    Most saves in MLB… THE SANDMAN !

  739. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Hawks winning 93-83 without hinrich 3:23 left to play

  740. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Last year

    9-1 vs LAA
    12-6 vs TOR

    So 14 games over .500 against those teams. 2 games over .500 against everyone else.

  741. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Weird that the Sox would do so well against those 2 teams…….they just have the Angels number. Other than that 2009 playoff series they have owned them forever.

  742. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    sha obi, shattered..sha obi, shattered

  743. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I don’t think I have ever seen a camera in the position behind the plate like the way it is tonight… is that new or am I out of my mind???

  744. Salliedogs7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    A-rod has a rocket.

  745. Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    my goodness, alex has an arm…..

  746. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Alex has unleashed some awesome throws from third this game

  747. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    ARod has a canon

  748. jacksquat May 2nd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I bet A-Rod could have been a good pitcher. He’s got a heck of an arm.

  749. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    .680 OPS for that “standard spit” you want to lean so heavily on, Ghostwriter.

    Of course, you could just WATCH the game and tell he’s done. Unless, of course, you can’t admit the truth to yourself.

  750. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    ARod is playing some nice D tonight!

  751. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    BTX May 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    “Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340.”

    Is that supposed to make us feel better? His OPS was .680 post ASB as well.

    And his 2nd half numbers were skewed heavily by a hot 2 weeks at the end of September. He hit .245 in July and .239 in August.
    ===========================================

    I really don’t care how he feel Numbnuts asked when was the the last time Jeter had an OBP on 33 to 35 percent. I told him.

  752. TheStraw May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I think the save record may fall this year rather than next…

  753. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Bartolo….another solid outing. Can’t believe what he’s doing.

  754. 38HotDogs May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    The problem with the Angels when it comes to the Sox begins with their manager. Scioscia looks like a deer caught in the head lights whenever the teams meet. They are psyched out before the game begins

  755. TheStraw May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Cyborg mode back for Mo.

  756. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    EDIT:

    Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    BTX May 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    “Post All-Star break in 2010 Jeter batted .265 with an OBP of .340.”

    Is that supposed to make us feel better? His OPS was .680 post ASB as well.

    And his 2nd half numbers were skewed heavily by a hot 2 weeks at the end of September. He hit .245 in July and .239 in August.
    ===========================================

    I really don’t care how you feel. Numbnuts asked when was the the last time Jeter had an OBP on 33 to 35 percent. So, I told him.

  757. Captain Clutch May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Good job Mo..see you again in 2 days

  758. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    YEE… and might I add… HAW!

  759. 108 stitches May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    They can’t all be pretty. Quality start by Colon and just enough to win.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3LAFJbKyY

  760. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    9 pitch save….and he doesn’t dance like an idiot. :)

  761. BA May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Gotta love Mo!

  762. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Great pitching again tonight, solid defense and just enough timely hitting. Solid win against a nasty pitcher.

  763. blake May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Alex can do everything….pop ups are his only kryptonite.

    Colon-Joba-Mo all were excellent tonight. Great win….and great to steal one against Verlander without Cano….it’s like a bonus.

  764. Yankee Trader May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    What a lucky win after the Yankees practically ran themselves out of a chance to be on top.

  765. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Arod doesn’t steal bases anymore because of his hip. Rendering his career numbers irrelevant.

    Nunez hasnt played enough in his major league career to have any idea how good a base stealer he is.

    Jeter? Isn’t running well at all at this stage of his career.

    Martin? He’s a catcher, he’s not a base stealer.

    Gardner and Granderson are inconsistent at best.

    This is not a running team. Playing small ball and running cost them at least 4 runs tonight.

    It’s not who they are.

    They are a power hitting, station to station team.

  766. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    11 saves for Mo.. #1 in the MLB .. he keeps this up he can pass Trevor Hoffman!!!

    B.C. Is getting player of the game tonight !!!! OR Swish for that huge hit.

  767. TheStraw May 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Here’s what is lost to me in this whole Jeter debate…who would you replace him with. Because I would rather have an aging, struggling Jeter in there than Eduardo Nunez. Where he should bat is another issue.

  768. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Side note:

    Andre Ethier is up in the 1rst inning with his 27 game hitting streak… he just struck out.

  769. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Gardner and Granderson are inconsistent at best.
    ———————————————————————–
    Gardner is “inconsistent” when it comes to stealing bases???

    Suddenly I’m not surprised that you don’t/can’t recognize Jeter is done.

  770. JobaTipsHisCap May 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I am happy with Colon

  771. GreenBeret7 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    my goodness, alex has an arm…..

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

    Makes you wonder what he could have done on the mound if he couldn’t hit,

  772. P May 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    new post — >

  773. DocTodd May 2nd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I think this win can be attributed to excellent managing…..

  774. Jerkface May 2nd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Gardner and Granderson are inconsistent at best.

    Inconsistent at best? No one with > 80% rates for their career are inconsistent. A-rod and Jeter should not be running, but they are smart players with high baseball IQs. IF anyone can pick a spot its them. Martin is right around the break even point of base stealing. Nunez is obviously fast.

    Its surprising how silly a stance you’re taking on this.

  775. YankeesNmore May 2nd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    That “inconsistent” Brett Gardner only stole 47 of 56 last year, by the way.

  776. Joe from Long Island May 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    SJ – call me crazy – and, over the years plenty of people have – but I have no problem with the Yanks trying to be aggressive on the bases, and trying not to be type-cast.

    The three-run homer is great when it happens, and good baseball minds (Earl Weaver, famous example) banked on it, but when your O is shut down, as it will when you face good pitching (like in playoffs), you need to have something else in your backpocket. And if you haven’t used that style at some point during the year, it’s not likely to a good tool when you do try it.

    The way I see it, if you aren’t willing to push the envelope when facing a team stuck in a bad losing streak, then when can you try it? I agree, you haven’t to do things intelligently, but Granderson was safe, so stealing was a good call there. When was the last time you saw the runner called out like that on a steal?

  777. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Gardner has a 50% SB rate year.

    You think that’s consistent?

    If you bother watching games instead of stalking Jeter, you would see he has trouble reading pitchers and getting jumps.

    Someone with his speed should have an 80% success rate. He has a 50% success rate.

    That’s called being inconsistent.

  778. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    TheStraw May 2nd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Here’s what is lost to me in this whole Jeter debate…who would you replace him with. Because I would rather have an aging, struggling Jeter in there than Eduardo Nunez. Where he should bat is another issue.

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    That’s the thing, isn’t it? Our next best alternative is probably Nunez, who would probably hit about .270 for the season (i.e. not demonstrably better than Jeter), and play worse defense. It’s silly to harp on Jeter’s struggles, but consider the source.

  779. LGY May 2nd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    :arrow:

  780. Ghostwriter May 2nd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 pm
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    Fair ennough about Gardner success rate this year. However, I think that it would be more accurate to say that Gardner is inconsistent right now. There’s no reason to expect that his early season struggles are predictive of what he will do as the season progresses.

  781. SJ44 May 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Joe,

    They run and bunt themselves out of too many innings.

    If guys improve at being able to get jumps and steal bases? Great, be more aggressive.

    So far this year, they have run and bunted themselves out of more innings than they have gained.

    Unless guys can do it, making them a small ball team seems foolish to me.

    It’s just something they aren’t good at and it shows up almost every night.


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