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Game 41: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 18, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (21-19)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Adam Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Bartolo Colon (2-2, 3.74)
Colon vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (19-21)
Felix Pie LF
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Luke Scott 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Mark Reynolds 3B
Robert Andino 2B

LHP Zach Britton (5-2, 2.42)
Britton vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: The Counting Crows warned us this might happen. It’s been raining in Baltimore, but right now the sky is clear and looks promising. There’s a chance of a storm later tonight, though.

UMPIRES: HP Dan Bellino, 1B Larry Vanover, 2B Brian Gorman, 3B Tony Randazzo

IT’S OVER: The Yankees snapped a six-game losing streak with a win last night at the Trop. It was only their third losing streak of six-or-more games since 2001.

TWICE IS NICE: Alex Rodriguez hit two home runs last night, giving him 59 multi-homer games in his career. That’s the most among active players and the seventh most all-time. It was Rodriguez’s 26th multi-homer game as a Yankees, the fifth most in franchise history behind Babe Ruth (68), Mickey Mantle (46), Lou Gehrig (43) and Joe DiMaggio (35).

THE REAL WORLD: New York University held its graduation at Yankee Stadium today. It was the fourth consecutive year that NYU held its graduation at the stadium. Former President Bill Clinton gave the commencement speech.

ON THIS DATE: On May 18, 1956, Mickey Mantle hit a home run from both sides of the plate for the third time in his career. It was an 8-7 Yankees win in extra innings against the White Sox.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: Two hits already for Alex Rodriguez, with his second opening the door to a 1-0 Yankees lead in the top of the fourth. Nick Markakis did the Yankees some favors here with his offline throw to the plate.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Hard to explain that one. Rodriguez was clearly going to be out, and the play was unfolding in front of it. I honestly can’t figure out why he thought it was a good idea to round first and try to stretch a single into a double.

UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Colon got out of a rare semi-jam in the seventh, and the Yankees are still holding that slim 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth. Still hard to believe Colon’s this good, but he’s done it time after time. Guess I shouldn’t be surprised at this point.

UPDATE, 9:19 p.m.: He keeps getting better. What an inning by Colon, punctuated by a strikeout and a bailout (taking Cervelli off the hook for his bad throw to second). Colon’s thrown 87 pitches. Send him back for the ninth? I say yes.

UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: Unreal. Absolutely unreal. Tied at 1 after nine. Blown save by Rivera. I always forget, can you or can you not predict baseball?

UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Credit Teixeira with a game-saving play and Boone Logan with two potentially job-saving outs.

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1,827 Responses to “Game 41: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Why is everybody in such a hurry to bring up Montero anyway???

    The guy has a good average, but he has two home runs and 12 RBI’s… It’s not like he destroying AAA. Not to mention that he fell completely on his face a couple of months ago when he knew he had a chance to win a major league job.

    Vazquez, on the other hand… He is MASHING at Scranton… And he’s 29, so who really cares if it doesn’t work… He couldn’t possibly be worse than what we’re using right now.

    The guy has never been given much of a chance in the majors, so I don’t know how anybody could say he CAN’T do it… We don’t know if he can do it.

    Maybe he’s the next Nelson Cruz. People called him a Quadruple-A players for YEARS, and he got a hell of a lot more of a chance than Vazquez has ever seen.

  2. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    At least they get a break that Roberts isn’t in the lineup because of a headache. He is always such a pain in the butt.

  3. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Go Colon. Go Yanks.

  4. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Maybe he’s the next Mark Reynolds. 5% walk rate in the minors. 20% k rate.

  5. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    time to go streaking in the other direction tonight.

  6. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Maybe he’s the next Mark Reynolds. 5% walk rate in the minors. 20% k rate.

    Mark Reynolds actually took a walk in the minors.

  7. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    It looks like all of the Orioles fans are at the game….What a packed house…

  8. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    NO errors by Nunez or passed balls by Cervy = Left Side Colon

  9. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 18th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Ian O’Connor was on ESPN Baseball Today promoting his book. I hope Derek wasn’t listening because he wouldn’t be happy with what O’Connor was saying.

  10. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I wonder if Matusz is upset about that “future ace of staff” note?

  11. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Well look at that, a lucky ground ball base hit for Jeter…

  12. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Ian O’Connor was on ESPN Baseball Today promoting his book. I hope Derek wasn’t listening because he wouldn’t be happy with what O’Connor was saying.

    What happened?

  13. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Look at the leadoff hitter getting something started

  14. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Jeter continues his quest for 3000 hits.

  15. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Vazquez Ks 30% of the time.

  16. ron May 18th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    The yankees are going to have a very old team,tying up a ton of money.

    Jeter,arod,tex,burnett,tex & cc will get another contract.

    Arod in a few years goes down to 20 million a year,wich is good,mo will be gone,posada gone.

    Burnet has 2 years left,after 2011.

    The arod & jeter contracts are the bad ones.

    Arod should have been given a 6-8 year contract & jeter should of been given a 1 year 20 million dollar contract because of his 3000 hits,then year to year.

  17. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Granderson never swings at the 1st pitch, that stinks

  18. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Unbelievable that career outfielder Luke Scott made that play.

  19. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    At least he hit the all hard.

  20. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 18th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Ian O’Connor was on ESPN Baseball Today promoting his book. I hope Derek wasn’t listening because he wouldn’t be happy with what O’Connor was saying.

    What happened?

    He said:

    1)Jeter has no range at all at SS. He only records outs when the ball is hit right at him.
    2)His relationship with Cashman is strained and may never be repaired.
    3)Jeter would retire before playing a position other than SS.
    4)He’s a ground ball machine, leading the Majors in that category.
    5)If asked to bat 9th, Jeter would have handled it better than Posada did.
    6)He looks old.

    The guy is just trying to sell his book, which is full of stuff we already knew.

  21. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Unbelievable that career outfielder Luke Scott made that play

    —–

    He has never fielded a ground ball from randy so it doesn’t count.

  22. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Mistake by Jeter… You HAVE to make the first baseman make that throw, especially when you’re in the line of the throw.

    Chances are you’re out anyway, but you stand a much better chance if you just keep going.

  23. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Cold facts and hyperbole are best sellers, don’t you know? :)

  24. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Would you two love birds deny that fielding a ground ball is more difficult than fielding a fly ball?

  25. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue May 18th, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    Ian O’Connor was on ESPN Baseball Today promoting his book. I hope Derek wasn’t listening because he wouldn’t be happy with what O’Connor was saying.

    What happened?

    He said:

    1)Jeter has no range at all at SS. He only records outs when the ball is hit right at him.
    2)His relationship with Cashman is strained and may never be repaired.
    3)Jeter would retire before playing a position other than SS.
    4)He’s a ground ball machine, leading the Majors in that category.
    5)If asked to bat 9th, Jeter would have handled it better than Posada did.
    6)He looks old.

    The guy is just trying to sell his book, which is full of stuff we already knew.
    ===================================================
    Ya, I was gonna say… There is no news there for anybody watching with honest eyes.

    The possible exception would be #3… We can only HOPE Jeter will retire if the Yankees attempt to move him from SS.

  26. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    It’s not like O’Connor is saying anything new. If you watch Jeter everyday you know that stuff. I could of written the book lol

  27. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Something tells me the gun in Baltimore is a little spicy. Unless Colon really just threw a 90mph changeup.

  28. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Something tells me the gun in Baltimore is a little spicy. Unless Colon really just threw a 90mph changeup

    Thats his 2 seamer

  29. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    The myth of Jeter’s range problems is getting out of hand. By any standards he is still WAY above average at the position.

  30. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    too bad Kay right before the 2nd hr by arod last night he spit a seed out. nice theory though

  31. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    The myth of Jeter’s range problems is getting out of hand. By any standards he is still WAY above average at the position.

    he has a negative range component this year and was dead last in 2010.

  32. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Irreverent Discourse,

    according to whom?

  33. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I’m going to murder Michael Kay. Just letting everyone know.

  34. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Appears ARod has done away with his leg kick again.

  35. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    yet range is not all of fielding.

  36. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    good fundy’s here. now sac fly Nick

  37. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    18 pitches last 9 at bats for Cano.

  38. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    The myth of Jeter’s range problems is getting out of hand. By any standards he is still WAY above average at the position.

    On ground balls I think he has average range at best. But he’s pretty good at everything else.

  39. kymichael May 18th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Anybody else notice that the lineup has Adam Jones listed in leftfield for New York?

  40. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    So Jeter isn’t Andrus defensively. He never was. Still sure handed n makes every single routine play.

  41. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Something tells me the gun in Baltimore is a little spicy. Unless Colon really just threw a 90mph changeup

    Thats his 2 seamer
    =============================
    That was not a 2-seam fastball… It was a changeup… Go back and watch the reaction of the batter.

    Colon’s last 3 pitches in that AB were, according to the gun, a 96 mph 2-seamer, an 86 mph curve/slurve and a 90mph changeup.

  42. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Britton looking like AJ out there with that sinker

  43. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    The Yankees can win with Jeter’s range at SS no problem. It’s his hitting vs rhp that is a problem.

  44. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    You know an off speed pitch is coming to Swish

  45. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    seriously shut up Buck

  46. RS May 18th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Swisher got lucky on that call

  47. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    That pitch was way inside stop crying Buck

  48. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Jeter with his total lack of range still manages to be 6th in UZR, so are range-plays more valuable than making plays you should? I don’t think so. Range is good for flashy plays, consistency is good for winning.

  49. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Colon’s last 3 pitches in that AB were, according to the gun, a 96 mph 2-seamer, an 86 mph curve/slurve and a 90mph changeup.

    His last 3 pitches were a 92 mph 2seamer, an 86 mph slider, and a 91 mph 2-seamer.

  50. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    The myth of Jeter’s range problems is getting out of hand. By any standards he is still WAY above average at the position.

    he has a negative range component this year and was dead last in 2010.
    ==========================================
    Let’s not let facts get in the way of the myth about how good Derek Jeter is.

  51. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I would have liked to see Dickerson again tonight

  52. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Jeter with his total lack of range still manages to be 6th in UZR, so are range-plays more valuable than making plays you should? I don’t think so. Range is good for flashy plays, consistency is good for winning.

    He was 6th last in 2010.

  53. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    Colon’s last 3 pitches in that AB were, according to the gun, a 96 mph 2-seamer, an 86 mph curve/slurve and a 90mph changeup.

    His last 3 pitches were a 92 mph 2seamer, an 86 mph slider, and a 91 mph 2-seamer.
    ======================================
    You are mistaken

  54. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Andruw swung so hard at a pitch so far off the plate his helmet came off

  55. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Like that really surprised anyone….

  56. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    You are mistaken

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....de=gameday

    Enjoy

  57. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    why Jones is still on the team is beyond me

  58. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    There you go try to go the other way with that pitch Nuney

  59. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Colon’s changeup is 81 mph

  60. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    You are mistaken

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday…..de=gameday

    Enjoy
    ==========================
    So ur not even WATCHING the game and you’re arguing what a guy threw???

    REALLY???!!!!

  61. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    i dont know about that… looked safe.

  62. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Nunez definitely looked safe at 1st base

  63. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    love to see a better replay of that one…

  64. 108 stitches May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Andruw Jones is this year’s version of Randy Winn.

  65. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    larry, do you even know how pitchfx works?

  66. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    So ur not even WATCHING the game and you’re arguing what a guy threw???

    Watching it on MLB.Tv and following the pitche sequences on gameday. Its the pro way to watch baseball these days.

  67. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Come on guys. He was out. AT LEAST a half-step, maybe more.

  68. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I thought he was safe too. Hopefully can see a replay.

  69. West Coast Yankee Fan May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Watching it on MLB.Tv and following the pitche sequences on gameday. Its the geek way to watch baseball these days.

  70. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Andrew Jones is worthless on this team.

  71. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    luke scott is a douche…
    trying to convince people he knows something about politics and insisting the pres is not american…
    a racist hick….

  72. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    larry, do you even know how pitchfx works?
    ========================================
    Ya. I also know what it looks like when a guy is WAY out in front of a circle change.

  73. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    wow nuney scares me out there. that looked like he sailed that one right away

  74. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Yay the throw made it to 1st base!!!

  75. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    why is anyone even bothering with NMore?

  76. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    ac1,

    yesterdays news

  77. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Ya. I also know what it looks like when a guy is WAY out in front of a circle change.

    Congrats, you’ve incorrectly identified the pitch!

  78. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    did alex just cower away from the wall?

  79. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    No Doubt BD its so played

  80. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    triple, doesnt change who he is just because it is old news.

  81. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    They should either play Posada against lefties or bring up Montero. They are just wasting outs by playing Jones. I know he had a couple of great years but that is long gone and its obvious he doesn’t have anything left. The Yanks tried to see if there was anything left but it’s time to move on.

  82. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Gotta return the favor here with them at the corners and one out. Come on Colon bear down.

  83. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Come on Colon…

  84. Don May 18th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Is this like 1965 (the beginning of a collapse for the Yankees?) that’s what a Baseball Digest article says. I always worry about this.

  85. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    captain, i agree about Montero. Platoon him and Posada and let him BUC Martin.

  86. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Good God! Kim Jones is worthless. Everytime they go to her it’s worthless, P.R. boosheet.

  87. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Here we go, guy on 3rd, less than 2 outs. Yanks couldn’t do anything with it. Now lets see what the O’s do.

  88. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    “Andrew Jones is worthless on this team.”

    ————

    he’s not tearing it up by any means…

    but he got a hit of Buchholz, hit a HR off Jon Lester, 0-3 against Cy Young candidate David Price, and now has to face one of the top young lefties in the game in Britton.

  89. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Too bad Andruw Jones isn’t at the plate

  90. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    why is anyone even bothering with YankeesNMore?
    ====================================
    Because they can’t help themselves…

    They are sheep.

  91. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    but he got a hit of Buchholz, hit a HR off Jon Lester, 0-3 against Cy Young candidate David Price, and now has to face one of the top young lefties in the game in Britton.

    I think a veteran lefty smasher should smash an inexperienced lefty.

    Also Bartolo the cat!

  92. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Nice play Colon.

  93. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Colon like a cat!

  94. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    WOW look at that cat on the mound LOL

  95. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    LMAO. Holy chit!

  97. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Huge. Look what Garfield found

  98. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    what a play

  99. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Bang, Biscuit!

  100. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    ac1,

    no doubt. he is a redneck hick. what are you gonna do

  101. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Colon threw as hard to 1st base as Nunez does to 1st base lol

  102. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Nice grab by Gummy Bear!

  103. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Oh my, colon rules!

  104. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    “# YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    why is anyone even bothering with YankeesNMore?
    ====================================
    Because they can’t help themselves…

    They are sheep.”

    ————

    sadly, I agree with you – at least in principle.

  105. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Maybe the rest of team needs to look into those fat/stem cell injections…

  106. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    no doubt. he is a redneck hick. what are you gonna do
    ___

    Vent and then move on….

    Go Offense!

  107. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    “I think a veteran lefty smasher should smash an inexperienced lefty.”

    —————–

    inexperienced to the tune of a 1.77 ERA in May.

    can’t generalize all the time.

  108. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    Huge. Look what Garfield found
    =================================
    U might be short changing him a bit to call that a “look what I found.”

    He clearly made a reaction… His glove found the ball, not the other way around.

  109. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    inexperienced to the tune of a 1.77 ERA in May.

    can’t generalize all the time.

    His ERA isn’t an indicator of experience. Britton is a good prospect with good stuff, but a veteran whose sole purpose is to smash lefties should not be so easily fooled.

  110. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm
    “# YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    why is anyone even bothering with YankeesNMore?
    ====================================
    Because they can’t help themselves…

    They are sheep.”

    ————

    sadly, I agree with you – at least in principle.
    =================================
    Ur not really going to attempt to draw a line between yourself and the rest of the sheep, are you?

  111. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    i’m a sheep now? well that’s not very nice… larry amuses me to no end.

  112. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    stem cells for everyone!!! whether they need them or not.

  113. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Colon has made some nifty plays.. Made one against the Sox in his last start. That was needed. The bats need to be consistent and work off of last nights game. Britton is a tough lefty though.

  114. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I am assuming that hitters hit well on the 1st pitch against Britton because they are swinging at it a lot so far tonight

  115. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    that was his 2-0 swing?
    UGHHHHH

  116. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Kaptain Nubber..

  117. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    so played…

  118. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    The first pitch swinging has got to stop. You have a rookie out there. Get his pitch count up!!

  119. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    randy – seriously… i assume its insanely expensive? my shoulder could use some stem cell love.

  120. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    i’m a sheep now? well that’s not very nice… larry amuses me to no end.
    ================================
    See what I mean???

  121. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    thats what happens when you work the count…

  122. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Visit Utah street here with one Oppo.

  123. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    “His ERA isn’t an indicator of experience. Britton is a good prospect with good stuff, but a veteran whose sole purpose is to smash lefties should not be so easily fooled.”

    —————-

    so all the other veteran hitters that Britton has fooled so far this year don’t count? but one AB from Andruw does?

    the guy is only giving up what? .7 hits / inning thus far?

  124. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    They should be patient with Britton because he isn’t throwing that many strikes and falling behind

  125. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    tex really should never be swinging at the first pitch.
    the league is onto him and will throw the change every time.

  126. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    You can’t just ignore the crazy guy in the corner all the time, sometimes you have to poke him. With a stick.

  127. hardwired7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    “Is this like 1965″

    There’s enough talent in the system and money in the coffers to keep this Yankee team from falling into the abyss.

    It was almost fortunate that the Yanks fell on such hard times in the late ’60s: Steinbrenner wouldn’t have been able to afford the Yanks during most other periods. He came along at just the right time.

  128. P May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    “””NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    The first pitch swinging has got to stop. You have a rookie out there. Get his pitch count up!!””

    —-

    How many times does a player need to swing at the first pitch, and make an out before they realize that it’s not working 9/10 times ??

    I am very close to giving up on Jeter for that reason alone.. not to mention he can’t hit a ball past the pitchers mound.

  129. G-C May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Man Tex looks really bad.

  130. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    ac1,

    2 more weeks and Tex should be ready to star hitting again

  131. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    so all the other veteran hitters that Britton has fooled so far this year don’t count? but one AB from Andruw does?

    They do count of course, but jones is hitting .214 and swung a pitch way off the plate from Britton. I’m not saying demote him, but I expect a better Ab against a guy like that.

  132. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    hope so trips…

  133. P May 18th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Seriously, if Jeter finishes the season with his current production.. what do you do with him next year.. or the rest of his contract for that matter???

  134. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Cano is lazy again.
    HOF? Who cares.

  135. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Tex has to stop chasing so many off speed pitches

  136. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    He basically swung at the same pitches he just spit on for ball 1 and 2, which leads me to believe he had made up his mind to swing.

  137. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Seriously, if Jeter finishes the season with his current production.. what do you do with him next year.. or the rest of his contract for that matter???
    ___

    hope he retires gracefully?

  138. P May 18th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    G-C May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    Man Tex looks really bad.

    ——–

    7 out of 9 players look really bad.. but yes Tex these past few weeks looks exceptionally bad.

  139. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    My vote is for Danny Duffy

  140. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    JF,

    sure – Andruw isn’t hitting all that well… but at least over his last handful of games, I think expectations should be tempered.

    Buchholz, Lester, Price, Britton…

    if you look at what he’s doing in the context of the rest of the offense, it’s not bad at all :)

  141. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    You can’t just ignore the crazy guy in the corner all the time, sometimes you have to poke him. With a stick.
    ==================================
    It’s funny when puppets try to pretend they’re real

  142. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    “I am very close to giving up on Jeter for that reason alone.. Not to mention he can’t hit a ball past the pitchers mound.”
    ————————-
    Did you miss his first AB?

  143. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Brilliant curveball from Colon

    /larry’d

  144. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Jeter was up to .286 a couple weeks ago…

    He can still get there, but he needs to stay there.

  145. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    So when will Tex start hitting June or July? It’s amazing how long it takes this dude to get his timing down.

  146. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Colon is out #2 right now…
    No doubt!

  147. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    How abut some runs for the our #2 starter.

  148. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    * our

  149. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    “I am very close to giving up on Jeter for that reason alone.. Not to mention he can’t hit a ball past the pitchers mound.”
    ————————-
    Did you miss his first AB?
    =====================================
    “past the pitcher’s mound” was an obvious bit of hyperbole to make a point…

    Nevertheless, that first AB was nothing to be proud of… Another roller, just that it had eyes.

    How often does Jeter REALLY hit the ball hard anymore??? What’s his LD%???

    The truth is there for anybody honest enough with themselves to see it.

  150. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    That was a sick gyroball Colon just threw.

  151. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Feisand is reporting that the Posada/Girardi clash stems from Girardi’s time as bench coach where Posada would ignore Girardi’s scouting reports and call his own game. And then Girardi would call him out on it.

  152. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    Colon is out #2 right now…
    No doubt!
    =============================
    Who in the hell is #1????

    Sabathia isn’t pitching NEARLY as good as Colon.

  153. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    “Jeter was up to .286 a couple weeks ago…

    He can still get there, but he needs to stay there.”

    ————

    he needs to do whatever he did against Texas when he went 4-6 with 2 HR….

  154. West Coast Yankee Fan May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    luke scott is a douche…
    trying to convince people he knows something about politics and insisting the pres is not american…
    a racist hick….

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

    Right on the money. And Lance Berkman is cut from the same cloth.

  155. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    agreed ac1 100%. Can’t predict baseball…

  156. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Captain Clutch,

    tell me about it. so disappointed with him

  157. RS May 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Man…imagine how many wins this rotation could have with the 2009 offense

  158. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    “I am very close to giving up on Jeter for that reason alone.. Not to mention he can’t hit a ball past the pitchers mound.”
    ————————-
    Did you miss his first AB?
    =====================================
    “past the pitcher’s mound” was an obvious bit of hyperbole to make a point…

    Nevertheless, that first AB was nothing to be proud of… Another roller, just that it had eyes.

    How often does Jeter REALLY hit the ball hard anymore??? What’s his LD%???

    The truth is there for anybody honest enough with themselves to see it.
    ————
    What does the box score say?

  159. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    CC is our #1, just because he had a couple bad starts.

  160. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Jeter was up to .286 a couple weeks ago…

    His baseline performance as ‘Good Jeter’ is like a .300 hitter, where his hot streaks would help him hit over .300 and his slumps would bring him down to that level. His performance now is such that even at his very hottest, he can only muster a .280 average, and that will plummet as he isn’t able to sustain a hot streak.

  161. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Arod is a hitting machine now

  162. RS May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Getting the leadoff runner on hasn’t been the issue

  163. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    “Jeter was up to .286 a couple weeks ago…

    He can still get there, but he needs to stay there.”
    ====================================
    An average built almost entirely on rollers with eyes and swinging bunts.

    “He was up to .286 once” is the desperate cry of those who can’t admit the truth. Derek Jeter is D-O-N-E, DONE!

  164. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Cano took the first pitch!!

  165. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    looks like alex is starting to get that average up

  166. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Jeter hit .400 for a week to get up to .286. Old jeter hitting .400 for a week would be sitting at like .340

  167. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    “I am very close to giving up on Jeter for that reason alone.”

    Derek Jeter has been an aggressive swinger (maybe in more ways than we know :oops: ) his whole career.

    He has done it to the tune of .378 .393 .562 .954 (First pitch swinging)
    for his eventual Hall of Fame career.

    There are some things you can voice displeasure at with Jeter, his aggressiveness at the plate, ie: first pitch swinging, should not be one of them.

  168. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan,

    Why what did Berkman say?

  169. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Can someone find it in them to drive Alex home here, cmon

  170. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    the thing most obvious in our offense now is that in hitters counts, they dont hit.

    2-0, 2-1, 3-1, and they meekly ground out or pop up more often than not.

  171. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Cano’s at bats can drive you crazy. He has to learn you swing when you think you can drive the ball not because you see the ball and your bat can reach it.

  172. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    He has done it to the tune of .378 .393 .562 .954 (First pitch swinging)
    for his eventual Hall of Fame career.

    -

    But it has declined in 2010 (.290 average) and this year (.220 average)

  173. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    another 2-0/ 2-1….
    let’s see!

  174. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Ugh. I really thought Cano would get to 4 pitches that time.

    21 pitches last 10 PAs.

  175. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    Arod is a hitting machine now
    =================================
    He has completely dismissed his leg kick, and he did it basically over night. Amazing.

    The thing that bothers me is, this is what he did to compensate when his hip was really bothering him.

    When he was able to go back to full workouts, ARod brought that big leg kick back and was once again the ultra explosive force he used to be.

    Now, after struggling since suffering that muscle strain, ARod is back to the no-kick thing… He’s hitting much better, but that extreme explosiveness is gone again.

  176. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Keep working the count against him. Lots of balls

  177. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Cano, IMO is slumping. He was consistently over .300 last year from the start. Be nice if could string some nice swings, but that isn’t the case right now.

  178. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Nice now Swish better get him in

  179. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Just curious..

    Joe said Swisher was sick last puking (or was that the night before).. wasn’t he out of the game 2 weeks ago for the same reason?

    Has Swisher been sick for over 3 weeks?

  180. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Yankees are below league average in:

    1-0, 3-0, 0-1, 2-1, 2-2, and hitting .200 in 3-2 counts :(

  181. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    21 pitches for last 10 AB?
    Where is Long?

  182. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Heads up ARod.

  183. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    beats a strike out at least…

  184. RS May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I’m surprised they sent him but Markakis made a bad throw

  185. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Alex looks great out there. You can cancel that check up

  186. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Swish. His swing is so much better from the right side.

  187. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    had to try to score even with how shallow it was, the way the offense hits with runners on.

  188. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    “Jeter hit .400 for a week to get up to .286. Old jeter hitting .400 for a week would be sitting at like .340″

    ————

    not really disagreeing… but not sure how that is relevant – the fact that Jeter got off to a terrible start is the reason why .400 got him to .286.

    he was hitting about .220 after the first few weeks.

    of course it’s tough to expect him to hit .285 or .300 this season, but the likelihood of him doing it seems more reasonable now than it did a month ago.

  189. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    that’s why you risk the shallow fly.

  190. JM May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    ?Jeter was up to .286 a couple weeks ago…

    He can still get there, but he needs to stay there.?

    ????

    he needs to do whatever he did against Texas when he went 4-6 with 2 HR?.

    ____________

    Use a pink bat?

  191. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    the way Colon is dealing, 1 run might be enough to win tonight before the rain comes

  192. RS May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    “He was consistently over .300 last year from the start.”

    It helps when you’re at .400 by the end April :)

  193. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Has anyone gotten free magazine subscriptions they didn’t order?

    I have gone from ESPN to Entertainment Weekly to Travel and Leisure to Newsweek and now today I just got Billboard. They last anywhere from 3 to 6 months

  194. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Put DJ in 2 months DL next year.

  195. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Use a pink bat?

    Have Dave Bush throw an 87 mph fastball down the middle?

  196. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    of course it’s tough to expect him to hit .285 or .300 this season, but the likelihood of him doing it seems more reasonable now than it did a month ago.

    He is hitting .170 the past 2 weeks, I don’t see it. He looks like a .250 hitter.

  197. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Andino looks lost at 2b

  198. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Cano, IMO is slumping.
    ———

    He has to be more selective at the plate. With a 2-0 count he should be looking for a pitch to drive or take it and actually be patient. Long has a lot of work to do with him on patience and not just hacking away at anything in sight.

  199. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Jeter is not the problem on this team.

    But he makes a good whipping boy for the less fortunate among us.

    :D

  200. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “Have Dave Bush throw an 87 mph fastball down the middle?”

    ————-

    he got to Arthur Rhodes too :)

  201. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Someone teach Nunez to throw the ball that straight all the time.

  202. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Nice throw Nunez.

  203. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Go Nunez!! You could see he is taking something off on his throws.

  204. tyanksfan36 May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Angel Pagan playing here in Tampa with the St. Lucie Mets.

  205. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    If you’re full time lefty is hitting lefty’s better than your part time righty is hitting lefty’s .. how many managers would leave your righty in? I know of them that would.. Joe G! If you ask him why, he’ll say, “that what your supposed to do”. He said that the other night when someone asked him about bunting Gardner.. and that was his answer.. guy can’t make a “judgement Call” that is against “the book” to save his life!

    I’ll be a happy man if Joe is gone sooner rather than later.

  206. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    “He is hitting .170 the past 2 weeks, I don’t see it. He looks like a .250 hitter.”

    —————-

    possibly.

    I’ll go with .265-270

  207. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    if the yankees make a trade at the break for a starter and get rid of garcia, hughes may end up in the pen if he comes back.

  208. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    pitchers duel in Boston so far

    Phil Coke with 3 shutout innings and Buchholz with a no-hitter and 4K through 3 innings.

    though Clay is at 55 pitches.

    0-0

  209. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    “if the yankees make a trade at the break for a starter and get rid of garcia, hughes may end up in the pen if he comes back.”

    ————

    it wouldn’t surprise me if hughes went to the pen regardless.

    hughes is a big question mark right now (at least in the short term)

  210. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Now let’s score some runs!!!

  211. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Unless batters hit .400 against Britton on the 1st pitch stop swinging at the 1st pitch already!!! They help out the pitcher too much swinging at the 1st pitch or 2-0.

  212. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Unless batters hit .400 against Britton on the 1st pitch stop swinging at the 1st pitch already!!!

    .423 .423 .577 1.000

    lol

  213. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    The truth is there for anybody honest enough with themselves to see it.
    ————
    What does the box score say?
    ===========================
    It says there are a lot of people lying to themselves about what kind of player Derek Jeter currently is.

  214. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Green light!!!

  215. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Britton’s changeup looks really good…. especially considering he’s hitting 95-96 with the 4-seamer.

  216. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    “Jeter hit .400 for a week to get up to .286. Old jeter hitting .400 for a week would be sitting at like .340?

    ————

    So what he is 5 for 33 this week ..

    He’s not even had a solid good week this year, he had those 3 games that he hit good including those 2 HR’s..

  217. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Another hit for Jeter.

  218. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    shouldnt complain about hits, but his swings in hitters counts look awful.

  219. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    good thing Jeter doesn’t read the blog…. he would think he’s not capable of 2 hits against a tough pitcher

  220. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Francisco Cervelli taking a 2-strike swing like he’s Albert Pujols or something.

  221. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    good thing Jeter doesn’t read the blog…. he would think he’s not capable of 2 hits against a tough pitcher
    =======================================
    That’s simply not true.

    Most people here freely admit Jeter is capable of having rollers a 10-hoppers find a hole.

    If he wasn’t, he’d be batting around .045 right now.

  222. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    The truth is there for anybody honest enough with themselves to see it.
    ————
    What does the box score say?
    ===========================
    It says there are a lot of people lying to themselves about what kind of player Derek Jeter currently is.
    —————
    You didn’t answer the question. The answer is a base hit.

  223. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I am a huge Jeter fan, I think that he is an icon.. and will always be remember as a great Yankee.. but the last season and so far this season.. there’s not much going for him. Is there some chance that he can get hot and finish the season with decent stats? Yes, I’d like to hope so. I just don’t see it happening tho..

    I think if he finishes this year with similar numbers to last year, the yankees have to really think about what do at SS next season.. not that they will be interested in spending $$ there when they have a lot invested in him with his new contract.

    You have to consider Reyes.. maybe even this year if you can get him on the cheap !

  224. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    “good thing Jeter doesn’t read the blog…. he would think he’s not capable of 2 hits against a tough pitcher”

    That would 50% of the Yankees hit total.

    But Jerk or YNM ( are they the same person? :D ) will come up with something to remind us of how bad he is.

  225. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    But Jerk or YNM ( are they the same person? :D ) will come up with something to remind us of how bad he is.

    Jeter really distracted Granderson by hanging out at 1st

  226. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Strikeout, but a good AB by Granderson.

    People in Detroit gotta be asking why their hitting coach couldn’t affect these changes.

  227. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Britton has thrown almost twice as many pitches as Colon. Get him out of the game early.

  228. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Joba and Robertson aren’t available today so if they want to win they better start scoring some runs

  229. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I love Jeter as well. . but im not going crazy over a 2 hit game . I’ll have patience for him the rest of his career .. no doubt

  230. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    “good thing Jeter doesn’t read the blog…. he would think he’s not capable of 2 hits against a tough pitcher”

    That would 50% of the Yankees hit total.

    But Jerk or YNM ( are they the same person? ) will come up with something to remind us of how bad he is.
    ————-
    Amen!

  231. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    “good thing Jeter doesn’t read the blog…. he would think he’s not capable of 2 hits against a tough pitcher”

    That would 50% of the Yankees hit total.

    But Jerk or YNM ( are they the same person? ) will come up with something to remind us of how bad he is.
    ============================================
    You shouldn’t need to be reminded of how bad Jeter is… If you watch the games, it should be quite clear by now.

  232. Betsy May 18th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    BD, you put Phil in the pen now, you might as well leave him there for as long as he’s a Yankee. That doesn’t make any sense – I agree he’s a huge question mark, for many reasons. So if all are pitching well, you leave him in the minors to keep starting. If the Yankees want him to stay a starter for as long as he’s with the team, he can’t be sent back to the pen for any period of time.

  233. G-C May 18th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Derek looks bad.

    He hasn’t hit a ball the other way with authority pretty much all year.

    His offensive game right now consists of finding holes with five and six hop choppers. He needs to really focus on adding some walks to his overall package. If he can OBP .350, having him at the top of the order with a .340 SLG isn’t as terrible as it might otherwise be.

  234. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    “”Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    The truth is there for anybody honest enough with themselves to see it.
    ————
    What does the box score say?
    ===========================
    It says there are a lot of people lying to themselves about what kind of player Derek Jeter currently is.
    —————
    You didn’t answer the question. The answer is a base hit.”””

    Another hit that barely squeaks out of the infield.. he has gotten lucky withquite a few of those hits this season.. in fact, I’d say that at least > 80% of his hits were weak ground balls that he barely got out of the infield.

    A hits a hit, no doubt.. but he isn’t showing much promise squeaking those nubbers by.. in fact, it’s quite embarrassing that that is all he is good for every now and then.

  235. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Tar,

    I have no illusions that Derek is anything close to he once was (which happened to be an occasional MVP candidate)…

    … but the idea that we’ve seen all the Derek has to offer by May 18th is what I don’t agree with.

    Time and time again, people make their “final” conclusions about players and then clean the egg of their faces when they are proven wrong.

    Maybe Jeter will be horrible. Maybe, in the game of baseball, things change over the course of a season.

    I’m just not as ready to count anybody out on May 18th as some others are.

  236. G-C May 18th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Phil isn’t going to the bullpen.

    In all likelihood, holes will open up and there will be room for him when he returns.

    If there isn’t, one of Garcia or Nova goes to the pen.

    A good Phil Hughes is as good as anyone on this team and don’t think for a second that they aren’t going to figure out what they have in him.

  237. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    No sooner do I point out that ARod’s dumping of his leg kick is what he did when compensating for the weak hip than I see he will soon have his hip examined again.

    Fingers crossed.

  238. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    “… but the idea that we’ve seen all the Derek has to offer by May 18th is what I don’t agree with”

    —————–

    Are we forgetting the 2010 season which he hit .270? This has gone on for quite some time now. Guys played alot of SS over the last 15 years.

  239. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Betsy / G-C,

    I never said the Yanks would put Phil in the pen (I don’t think?)

    I just said it wouldn’t surprise me, and it wouldn’t.

    Here’s a scenario for you –

    let’s say Phil just isn’t going to have the arm strength this season to help out of the rotation but he could go for an inning at a time.

    let’s say he comes back to the team in a couple months in the heat of the pennant race. do you think the Yankees let him spend the season working on things in the minors, or let him add value to the big league club as a reliever.

    obviously just an unlikely hypothetical – but like I said… it’s a big question mark.

  240. Irreverent Discourse May 18th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ken is not allowed to say ballin’ ever again.

  241. Betsy May 18th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    G-C, we’ll see. I think he should stay in AAA for as long as it takes him to refine his secondary stuff or he’s just going to be the same pitcher we saw in the 2nd half last year. I remember folks wanting Wang to stay in AAA or go in the pen in 2009 when Phil was pitching pretty well………..Phil might face that same situation when he returns. Granted, he may not return – there’s no guarantee that he’s going to be hunky-dory physically.

  242. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Thats a strike even if Cervy cant catch it.

  243. Betsy May 18th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Ok, lol- I was just responding to you, BD. I didn’t say YOU said he was definitely going there. I disagree that there is even a possibility that Phil goes to the pen.

  244. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    “Are we forgetting the 2010 season which he hit .270? This has gone on for quite some time now. Guys played alot of SS over the last 15 years.”

    ———–

    I don’t think anybody here forgot that, actually.

  245. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Colon is really dealing tonight, just amazing…

  246. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Colon looks amazing tonight

  247. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    “NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    “… but the idea that we’ve seen all the Derek has to offer by May 18th is what I don’t agree with”

    —————–

    Are we forgetting the 2010 season which he hit .270? This has gone on for quite some time now. Guys played alot of SS over the last 15 years.”””

    —–

    Yeah I think Dave forgot about last year.. or selectively chose not to remember it.

  248. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Colon is dealing. What a grab by Cash.

  249. Betsy May 18th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    BD, IMO, if Phil has to miss out on the rest of the season, then so be it. I’m not sure he’s going to be here past his FA year, but assuming the Yankees at this time are still committed to him, they’d be better off trying to improve him as a pitcher because that makes him better. They put him in the pen in 2009 and that’s fine – but it also meant they chose the short-term over the long-term.

  250. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I know Betsy…

    I don’t agree with it either. I have said from day one I think Phil will be fine and come back this season. But that’s just my uneducated guess, of course.

  251. G-C May 18th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    let’s say Phil just isn’t going to have the arm strength this season to help out of the rotation but he could go for an inning at a time.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Eh, I’d say that’s a significant problem in itself.

    If he can’t build back the arm strength necessary to be a starter after all this time then there’s a good chance something really weird and bad is up with his arm.

    I don’t think he’d return as a reliever in that case.

  252. Betsy May 18th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Also, if he doesn’t have the arm strength, then they should shut him down.

    Colon is great – you take chances and sometimes they work out. I don’t and never will get why people get so upset when Cash signs these types of pitchers.

  253. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    “Yeah I think Dave forgot about last year.. or selectively chose not to remember it.”

    —————-

    I guess you missed the post just a little while ago where I said I think Derek is a .265-270 hitter.

  254. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Tex is really driving the ball

  255. Betsy May 18th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    BD, I can’t even guess if he’ll be ok……… no one knows. I hope for his sake that he regains his arm strength and is able to contribute, whenever that is.

  256. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Oh Alex, what were you doing?

  257. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    “”BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    I know Betsy…

    I don’t agree with it either. I have said from day one I think Phil will be fine and come back this season. But that’s just my uneducated guess, of course.””

    —–

    I don’t think you’re uneducated at all.. in fact, I think the opposite.. you’re just more optimistic than most people are here.. and I’m totally okay with that as well. Just as okay with it as the next person who is more pessimistic.. it doesn’t make anybody right or wrong.. it’s what brings discussions about the team that all of us obviously are passionate about.

    If everybody shared the same opinion all the time,this blog would be dead :-)!

  258. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    That made no sense from Arod

  259. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    LOLArod

  260. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    well at least alex made it close.

  261. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    re: Derek Jeter

    since nobody here, including myself, has added anything new to the relentless discussion of Derek Jeter and his decline…

    … I’m bowing out.

    I’ll root for him and won’t be surprised if/when he hits .265-270. You guys can say “I told you so” every time he grounds out. have fun with that.

  262. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    everyone thinks they have to get as many bases at a time because no one hits with RISP.
    thats why alex went for two.

  263. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    23 pitches last 11 PAs for Cano.

  264. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    “Yeah I think Dave forgot about last year.. or selectively chose not to remember it.”

    —————-

    I guess you missed the post just a little while ago where I said I think Derek is a .265-270 hitter.

    —–

    I based it off your next post saying you weren’t accepting that Jeter is what he is showing to be by “May 18th”. But yeah, I read that, but didn’t remember that you said it.

  265. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    every swing he is trying for a 5 run homerun…

  266. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Even if Derek Jeter is bad, he will be league average.

    A league average SS is not going to make or break the NY Yankees.

    If you think a league average SS is going to break the Yankees season, you have an other agenda going.

    Or possible you just are a little twit and can’t help it. :D I kid I kid (sort of)

  267. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    If you think a league average SS is going to break the Yankees season

    Quick how many short stops hit near the top of lineup?

  268. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Definitely not a strike

  269. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    keep arguing Nick, like it matters…
    maybe if you made contact once in a while, it wouldnt come to a close strike 3.

  270. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    well at least alex made it close.

    LOL

  271. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “Quick how many short stops hit near the top of lineup?”

    Quick how often does the Yankees SS fill out the line-up?

  272. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Can’t wait for Beltran to join this team….. SWISHER

  273. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “I don’t think you’re uneducated at all.. in fact, I think the opposite.. you’re just more optimistic than most people are here..”

    ————

    lol, thanks P.

    though by uneducated, I meant that I had no information or reason to be optimistic vs pessimistic about Phil other than I think he’s a motivated hard working guy.

    I can’t argue that I’m optimistic more often than not…. but part of that is because season after season after season – I see players go through streaks and slumps and even a guy who hits .220 in the first half can still hit .360 in the second half.

    I don’t ignore trends – but I refuse to believe that 6 weeks of Jeter hitting .250 is a trend yet. he’s surely trending down from his .300 days – but I do believe he can still be a much better hitter than we’re seeing right now.

  274. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    That call is an absolute joke… That pitch was AT LEAST up, and almost certainly off the plate inside, as well.

    Umpires have to estimate/guess on pitches away… But they should NEVER miss on anything inside… Your head is RIGHT THERE, on top of the inside corner.

    Obscene.

  275. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    One clutch hit. Just one big hit

  276. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Quick how many short stops hit near the top of lineup?
    __

    a bunch no?
    Reyes, Rollins, Andrus…

  277. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    23 pitches last 11 PAs for Cano.
    ——————–
    this has become repetitious to the point of nausea.

    Cano has 4 hits in those ABs and absolutely roped that ball off the wall in right field-what do you want him to do, let a fastball down the middle go by so he can swing at something else behind in the count?

  278. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    anyway, I certainly can’t argue with anyone who think Derek is “done”. It’s just not my opinion.

  279. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Can you imagine if Jeter actually got the 20 million some people actually on this blog thought he deserved because of “all he has done for the yankees in the past” and “he has 5 rings”.. some people got really heated about us saying he is only worth 2 years 14 – 16 mil. total. at least that’s what I thought he was worth.

  280. hardwired7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Bartolo Maddux

  281. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    YES!!!

    Sox looking at Millwood.

  282. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Quick how often does the Yankees SS fill out the line-up?

    You know Jeter had it put in his contract that all Yankee lineup cards are printed with Derek Jeter burned into the first spot :)

  283. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    oh geez, Colon!!!

  284. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Colon headed for a complete game?

  285. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Colon could throw about 3 complete games today

  286. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Colon mowing em’ down.

  287. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    He looks better than CC

  288. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Tar May 18th, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    Even if Derek Jeter is bad, he will be league average.
    ======================================
    That’s ridiculous. He nothing close to “league average” from an overall offensive perspective… Add in the limited range on defense and he looks even worse.

    The figure that we have to hit him leadoff and we have to play him every day and the Yankees, from a strictly on-field production point of view, have perhaps the single worst shortstop situation in all of baseball right now.

  289. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Did Colon eat Greg Maddux?

  290. G-C May 18th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Colon might go the distance tonight.

  291. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    That Colon guy is impressive, and possibly the best starter out of the 5 currently. Who would have thought??

  292. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Even if Derek Jeter is bad, he will be league average.

    ——

    There are 11 qualified SS in the AL.

    Jeter’s OPS is 8th out of 11.

  293. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    “Quick how many short stops hit near the top of lineup?
    __

    a bunch no?
    Reyes, Rollins, Andrus…”

    —–

    Theriot, Bartlett, S Drew, Tulo (4th), Castro, Hanley, Janish, Desmond, A Cabrera, Vizquel, Weeks? etc etc etc etc

  294. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    if most of you were posting on an Orioles blog you would be complaining that they are hacking on 1st pitches and not working the count.

    Of course, Colon is ahead of almost every hitter, it makes it kind of tough to work counts when you are behind 0-1 every time.

  295. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    That’s ridiculous. He nothing close to “league average” from an overall offensive perspective… Add in the limited range on defense and he looks even worse.

    .256 .315 .366 .681 from SS
    .250 .320 .391 .711 from the league

    He is close to league average for a SS.

  296. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    colon is throwing strikes, britton is not…

    when they work the count, they get in hitters counts.

    so yes, in this case, first pitch swinging isnt a good idea.
    against lester, sure.

  297. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    why not steal second before bunting, please…

  298. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Just let Gardner take the base.

  299. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    how about a hit and run instead of a free out for a change?

  300. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Wieters is a strong throwing catcher

  301. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    here we go….bunt time

  302. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    let Nunez hit

  303. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    MG

    I was waiting for one of your rants.

    What do you think? Should I stop my count the next time Cano walks or the next time Cano sees 4 pitches in an at bat??

  304. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    wasted at bat…
    unless he hits here.

  305. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Coke at 58 pitches through 5 and he’s pitched to just 1 over the minimum I believe.

    but Detroit cant get him any runs off Buchholz (yet)

    cmon les Tigres

  306. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Two strikes, no more bunt.

  307. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    or not….

  308. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    still a wasted at bat in front of cervelli and jeter…

  309. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    nice job by Nunez getting it down….at least they executed it.

  310. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Too bad Gardner isn’t fast or anything. Joe man he loves bunting.

  311. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Why bunt for Cervelli and Jeter?

  312. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    amazing no one can bunt on this team …..

  313. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I must admit, Girardi having him bunt with 2 strikes and Gardy on 1st is a little questionable

  314. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    true blake, at least they finally did what they tried to do.

  315. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I could be wrong, but I cannot recall a sacrifice bunt paying dividends this year . . .

    You bunt to get to Cervelli?

    Really?

  316. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    nunez can hit to right, why not a hit and run?

  317. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t like all the bunting…..but it’s easier to swallow when they execute it than it is when they continue to do it and not execute it.

  318. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “Why bunt for Cervelli and Jeter?”

    —————-

    at some point they need to let Gardner go for a clean steal.

    his value takes such a tremendous hit when he isn’t stealing bases.

  319. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Gardner should have tagged up on that play.

  320. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    LGY, do whatever you want, it just shows how obnoxiously stupid you are about baseball, particularly when it comes to an elite hitter like Cano.

  321. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    unreal, he should have been at 3rd at least…
    worst baserunning instincts ever.

  322. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    “I don’t like all the bunting…..but it’s easier to swallow when they execute it than it is when they continue to do it and not execute it.”

    ————-

    true, it was getting to the point where you just expected a popup bunt

  323. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Does Joe even look at who is coming up when he decides to call for all these ridiculous bunts?

  324. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    AJax leadoff double

    Detroit looking to score the game’s first run…

  325. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    LGY, do whatever you want, it just shows how obnoxiously stupid you are about baseball, particularly when it comes to an elite hitter like Cano.

    ————————-

    Since when is .286/.321/.519 elite???

  326. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Cervelli at least got the ball into the OF.
    Gardner should have tagged up easily.

  327. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    i agree AC1- for the all the speed Gardner has .. hes a horrible baserunner

  328. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    He bunted a .300 hitter to setup a RISP situation for a guy hitting .188 and Jeter who is hitting .188 with RISP.

  329. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I’m shocked the bunt didn’t work. Shocked.

  330. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Who could have forseen this result?

  331. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Gonna be a long yr if they don’t start clutch hitting

  332. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Nunez bunting makes no sense. He can hit let him swing away!!! I can understand asking Cervelli to bunt because he can’t hit. Girardi is absolutely insane with bunting in every and any situation.

  333. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Colon is just laughing at this offense. He is like whatever, I got this.

  334. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Kaptain Klutch

  335. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    “Does Joe even look at who is coming up when he decides to call for all these ridiculous bunts?”

    that’s what I don’t get….Nunez can put one in a gap somewhere or beat out an infield hit or something and it would be really tough to double him off. I just don’t get bunting there with Cervelli on deck.

  336. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I would wager, given the kinds of hitters who come up after sacbunts, that the sac bunt has worked less than half the time for the yankees this year.

  337. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    “Since when is .286/.321/.519 elite???”

    ————–

    with all due respect, it seems like many managers (still) consider Cano the toughest out (on a team that is considered one of the top offenses in baseball)

    right now he does look far from elite

  338. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    It seems like Butholez pitches every game.

  339. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I really am off Team Girardi now.
    I dont think he is right anymore for this team.
    They need an older, more imposing person.
    I said Lou a couple days ago, but I am open to other suggestions (Even Torre, i know… that’s where i am now).

  340. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    He looks better than CC
    ==================================
    Lots of people do.

  341. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Girardi has shown he can’t think outside of the strict playbook for some time now

    even when it doesnt work

  342. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    LGY, do whatever you want, it just shows how obnoxiously stupid you are about baseball, particularly when it comes to an elite hitter like Cano.

    ————————-

    Since when is .286/.321/.519 elite???
    ——————-
    I guess Albert Pujols is no longer elite since he’s hitting .269 and his other numbers aren’t much better.

    Cano will hit somewhere between .305-.325 with 25-35 HRs and 95-115 RBI, you can take that to the bank. If that is’t good enough for you that’s your problem.

  343. 38HotDogs May 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Gardner plays the game like a 2 sport athlete who’s second sport is baseball, absolutely rotten instinct for the game

  344. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I wish they could kidnap Britton…..I like him a lot.

  345. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I guarantee you can’t find another player in baseball with the speed that Gardner has that is bunted over more than Gardner is. Also when he is bunted over he never tries to steal 3rd base or advance. It’s really pathetic already.

  346. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Girardi brings in one of the fastest guys in the league . . . to bunt him over for a guy hitting .200.

    Straight steal not in his “book?”

  347. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Colon has 61 pitches in the 7th

  348. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    ac1,

    Posada would be batting cleanup if Torre was here

  349. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Girardi has shown he can’t think outside of the strict playbook for some time now

    He has gone from being an innovative thinker to someone who is controlled by old school tendencies. I don’t get it. When Joe was in the booth and openly pining for the Yankee manager role, he would often give his input on what he would do during the game. He’d say some pretty cool stuff, and haven’t really seen that translate.

  350. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I guess Albert Pujols is no longer elite since he’s hitting .269 and his other numbers aren’t much better.

    Cano will hit somewhere between .305-.325 with 25-35 HRs and 95-115 RBI, you can take that to the bank. If that is’t good enough for you that’s your problem.

    —————–

    Thus far Pujols is not elite.

    If Cano is going to get those numbers he is going to have to change his approach. Unless you think Cano can hit that well hacking at every pitch he sees?

  351. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Geez Swisher….does he have bowling shoes on?

  352. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Good job Swish. Dickerson should be put in RF for defense for him in the later innings.

  353. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Detroit can’t score the man from 3rd with 1 out…. with their 3 and 4 (Cabrera) hitters comign up.

    they let Buchholz off the hook… still 0-0 btm 7

  354. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Swisher caught a spike in the outfield.

  355. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Also, Pujols has a track record of being an elite hitter.

    Cano has had one season of elite hitting.

  356. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    “””BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Girardi has shown he can’t think outside of the strict playbook for some time now

    even when it doesnt work”””

    ——————-

    I want Joe out of NY, I can’t tell you how much.. I say we create a website that takes a poll on how many want Joe gone..

    http://www.joemustgo.com :-)

  357. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Can somebody buy Nick Swisher come spikes so he doesn’t have to play in what are apparenyly worn out sneakers???

  358. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    They should walk Vlad if not he will hurt them like he always does

  359. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    don’t throw Vlad a strike

  360. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    cano has 5 hits in his last 14 at bats

  361. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Elite hitters get on base.

  362. scuzzles May 18th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I agree with ac1. I was a big Girardi fan and really wanted him as coach. I dont think he’s doing making good decisions nor doing a good job at all.

  363. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Our backup SS is BAD, really bad

  364. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Nunez please this isn’t the time in the game to throw a ball away

  365. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    the Yankees just can’t afford to have Nunez at SS, he is a throwing error waiting to happen out there.

  366. blake May 18th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Great play by Tex….Nunez needs to get on top of the ball, he gets on the side of it and either throws a 2 seamer over there or it sails on him.

  367. P May 18th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    “”Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Girardi has shown he can’t think outside of the strict playbook for some time now

    He has gone from being an innovative thinker to someone who is controlled by old school tendencies. I don’t get it. When Joe was in the booth and openly pining for the Yankee manager role, he would often give his input on what he would do during the game. He’d say some pretty cool stuff, and haven’t really seen that translate.”””

    ——–

    Please give me an example how he was innovative? LOL .. the guy is about as innovative as a hammer and nails.

    He’d say good things in the booth but it hasn’t translated?? Wow, you must have great memory ! What kinda things would say?

  368. kd May 18th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    blake,

    it;s really impressive what colon has been able to do. he’s composed, in control and in all seriousness, an elite pitcher again. hard to see this coming. i really hope he can keep it up.

    stem cells aside, he knows how to pitch. and he’s actually looking thinner than spring training

  369. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    You can actually see the trepidation on Nunez’s face and in his body language when a ball comes to him. He needs to clear his head somehow.

  370. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Way to go Colon.

  371. MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    what a job by Colon, this guy can really pitch…

  372. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    “He has gone from being an innovative thinker to someone who is controlled by old school tendencies. I don’t get it.”

    ————–

    neither do I.

    It’s not just that he goes by the book… it’s that he shows no signs of adjusting when it’s clear to everyone else that it isn’t working.

    And I want to see the book that says to bunt with Gardner on 1st and Cervelli and Jeter coming up.

  373. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Colon!

    Insurance runs please. You can’t expect A-Rod hit HR at his every AB.

  374. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Another great inning by Colon. Leaving the leadoff single on 3rd. Who gets the next inning?

  375. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    MG May 18th, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    the Yankees just can’t afford to have Nunez at SS, he is a throwing error waiting to happen out there.
    =========================================
    Seattle liked him…

    Unfortunately for us, Brian Cashman LOVED him!

  376. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Eduardo Nunez + Ramiro Pena= Hanley Ramirez

  377. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    kd,

    he does look like he’s lost some weight….I still can’t believe what I’m seeing from him. He’s been arguably the Yankees best pitcher this year and I didn’t even think he’d make the team at the start of ST. It’s no fluke either how he’s getting guys out….it’s legit and as long as he keeps the stuff he has now he should continue to pitch very well.

  378. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    BD -

    Girardi has run these guys out of more innings than I can count with his stupid bunt calls.

  379. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    “Eduardo Nunez + Ramiro Pena= Hanley Ramirez”

    Pena is a lot better SS than Hanley is……

  380. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    the Yankees just can’t afford to have Nunez at SS, he is a throwing error waiting to happen out there.

    ——————–

    Have some patience.

    Don’t give up on a young talented player so quickly.

  381. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Please give me an example how he was innovative? LOL .. the guy is about as innovative as a hammer and nails.

    He’d say good things in the booth but it hasn’t translated?? Wow, you must have great memory ! What kinda things would say?

    The whole point is that the things he said have not made it into his actual playbook. His attitude in the booth and managing the marlins is why I wanted him as manager, and this year he’s been not good. I guess one of the things that did translate is his bullpen work (less so this year), he’d have very different ideas of who to bring in compared with Joe Torre at the time. Other things include lineups, pinch running/hitting, hit and runs, IBBs, when to take pitchers out.

  382. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    If Girardi takes Colon out I will seriously lose it.

  383. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    T’was a joke Blake, my point is if these guys could just be combined we’d be all set.

  384. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Can we please tack on some runs so I can focus all my energy on enjoying the mastery of Bartolo Colon?

  385. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    hman23,

    I don’t really agree with the bunts, but I could at least defend them somewhat when the Yankee bats were really slumping.

    But bunting with Gardner on 1st just doesn’t make much sense.

    Bunting with Gardy on 1st and Cervelli and Jeter coming up makes virtually no sense.

  386. MG May 18th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Roberto Clemente averaged about 35 walks a season for his career, I guess he wasn’t an elite hitter, huh?

  387. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    If Girardi takes Colon out I will seriously lose it.
    ———–

    Joba and Robertson aren’t available so the 8th inning is his no matter what

  388. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Phil Coke doing his best Justin Verlander impression… minus 8 mph, but equally effective so far.

    too bad you couldn’t do this for the Yanks, Phil :)

  389. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    So as of May 18, Bartolo Colon is our ace.

    Who’da thunk it? :)

  390. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    “my point is if these guys could just be combined we’d be all set.”

    yea I agree there….I think Nunez has the ability to be a good defender. You saw Elvis Andrus have a lot of throwing issues as well when he first came up. Some of it is mechanical and some of it is just being too cute with their throws….there isn’t much margin for error at SS so they have to learn to really concentrate on every play.

  391. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    “And I want to see the book that says to bunt with Gardner on 1st and Cervelli and Jeter coming up”

    I think what the book says is you put yourself in a position to tack on an insurance run.

    But it should be required reading to read the next page that says:

    “But bunting with Gardner on 1st just doesn’t make much sense.

    Bunting with Gardy on 1st and Cervelli and Jeter coming up makes virtually no sense”

  392. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    BD -

    Agreed. A straight steal is a much better call. Even if he gets thrown out, you are still set up to have Jeter lead off the next inning (assuming Nunez and Cervelli make outs).

    A steal puts added pressure on a young pitcher, and had a potential to break open the game.

    A bunt gets him an out.

  393. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    According to wikipedia:

    “Girardi is also a known health enthusiast and has banned sweets such as ice cream and soda from the clubhouse.”

    I knew he was a health freak.. but banning sweets from the clubhouse? Uhm, what an idiot, these are grown men.. not Dante’s age.. who would name their child Dante anyway.

    Next, he’ll ban toilet paper, because he’s getting tired of people who think he’s not worth a she-it.

    Seriously, how does a player you played with who was subpar become your manager? I for one wouldn’t like that a bit.. Posada has every right to dislike the guy and throw out his advice. He sucked as a player and noq as a manager.

  394. 4time May 18th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    But isn’t this what you wanted from a manager when Torre was fired? A guy who wouldn’t just sit back and wait for the guys to hit HRs, but try and manufacture runs with bunts.

    Can’t blame the guy for trying to make things happen. Unfortunately, he probably should go back to the Torre-approach of waiting for someone to hit a HR because no one on this team can bunt and our best (and only) speedster has no idea how to steal bases either.

  395. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Roberto Clemente averaged about 35 walks a season for his career, I guess he wasn’t an elite hitter, huh?

    Look at Clemente’s best years. From 1960 to 1967

    .330 .373 .498 .871

    He has 5 years with better OBP than Cano’s best year. If Cano hits .330+ he is welcome to walk less. The lower his average is the more he has to walk to be an elite hitter.

  396. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    In no way is Nunez actually this bad. But watch his body language when a ball is hit to him. It’s in his head 100%. He looks like a little leaguer with the pause he takes before throwing a ball, and you can clearly see that he’s trying to aim the ball.

  397. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    “So as of May 18, Bartolo Colon is our ace.”

    —————–

    and Freddy Garcia has a lower ERA, AJ’s ERA is still under 4, Mariano is on pace for more than 50 saves….

    Bartolo could very well be the best free agent signing of 2011… and one of the cheapest.

  398. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    P,

    Most managers were not good players

  399. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Well, I don’t see any reason why Colon can’t start tomorrow night too.

  400. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    The 1960s called. They want their offense back

  401. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    But isn’t this what you wanted from a manager when Torre was fired? A guy who wouldn’t just sit back and wait for the guys to hit HRs, but try and manufacture runs with bunts.

    No. Bunts are the least engaging form of small ball in the game. I don’t think there is anything wrong with letting all-star hitters get hits. I’d expect more varied lineups or hit and runs than just straight sacs.

    I wanted Girardi because he could handle a pitching staff and a bullpen, and he has mostly proved that ability.

  402. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The problem with Girardi is he doesn’t seem to have a feel for the game or situation. He is like a robot that does everything the same time after time. If the middle of the order is up I understand asking Cervelli or a bad hitter to bunt. But asking a good hitter like Nunez to bunt and set up Cervelli and Jeter makes absolutely no sense. I would like to see him manage for the situation instead of doing the same thing over and over no matter what.

  403. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    “Bartolo could very well be the best free agent signing of 2011… and one of the cheapest.”

    Certainly the best value. Heck, he already has as many wins as Pavano got for us, doesn’t he?

  404. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Nunez doesn’t play enough, not an excuse just an observation. The more he plays the better he will be.

  405. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    it took 110 pitches through 6 1/3 but Buchholz might finally be having his “AJ blowup inning”

    cmon tigers

    2 on 1 out

    0-0

  406. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    wish I had the stats of how many times garnder bunted successfully vs. not.

  407. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    4time -

    I am all for making something happen.

    How about a straight steal with one of the fastest guys in the league?

  408. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    This is Halladay-esque, maybe even beyond

  409. ron May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Jeter was always in the top spot or right near the top in most ss categories.
    Not so anymore.

    16th in hits
    22nd in hr
    25th in rbi
    20th in avg
    19th in obp
    25th in slg
    23rd in ops.

    2 years ago i think he lead the yankees in obp.

    Can he turn it around?maybe.

    His big problem is against rh pitchers,wich unfortunately is almost 70 % of the time.

    His ops is .556 against righties,.279 obp,.277 slg against them.

    He is also struggling in night games much more than day games,in limited day ab.

    During the day he is batting 3.26 with a .904 ops in 43 ab.

    I hope he got his eyes checked.

  410. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    “””Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    P,

    Most managers were not good players”””

    >>>>>

    Triple, most managers did NOT play on with the players they are managing.

  411. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Come on guys .. . we are seriously going to jump on Girardi for calling a bunt play ?? Our offense sucks .. he was just trying to manufacture a run. . it didn’t work . . oh well . .time to move on.

  412. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    big man painting uhm up

  413. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    You’re also really confusing time period if you try to compare Clemente with Cano.

  414. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Colon really deserves to win this game. I hope 1 run is enough….

  415. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Toronto climbing back against Tampa after falling behind 6-0

    now 6-4 with tying runs on in the 6th

  416. ZMAN May 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    ownership likes Girardi because he is low maintenance and a YES man,,,,,, the opposite of Torre

    their logic is that anyone can win with this payroll, so find someone who goes about his business quietly and adheres to ownership

  417. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Come on guys .. . we are seriously going to jump on Girardi for calling a bunt play ?? Our offense sucks .. he was just trying to manufacture a run. . it didn’t work . . oh well . .time to move on.

    Some would say the offense sucks because of the bunt plays. Its also been happening all year.

  418. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    what are they arguing about? He is pitching a gem and those are strikes

  419. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    This seriously is a Maddux like performance. 75 pitches with 2 outs in the 8th is unheard of these days

  420. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    This has been an absolute dominating start for Colon. This relieves me to know that if AJ falters, then Colon (pending his body holds up) can slide into the #2. Time will tell. The reason he got hurt with the RedSux was swinging the bat in interleague play I do believe.

  421. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Buck is a cry baby. Does he do this against everyone or only the Yanks?

  422. Faiaz May 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Random question… I know this will never happen but will Buck be able to manage this Yankees team better than Girardi? Why or why not?

  423. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Come on guys .. . we are seriously going to jump on Girardi for calling a bunt play ?? Our offense sucks .. he was just trying to manufacture a run. . it didn’t work . . oh well . .time to move on.

    Some would say the offense sucks because of the bunt plays. Its also been happening all year.

    —-

    our offense doesn’t suck because of bunting .. We just can’t hit

  424. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I thought he should have rung him up on the 0-2 pitch.

  425. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    P,

    That’s a different argument

  426. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    “Come on guys .. . we are seriously going to jump on Girardi for calling a bunt play ?? Our offense sucks .. he was just trying to manufacture a run. . it didn’t work . . oh well . .time to move on.”

    ————-

    Mike Ri,

    I’ve semi-defended some of Girardi’s bunt calls when the offense was struggling…

    but surely it’s better to try to let Gardner steal 2nd, right?

    then you can bunt him to 3rd if there are no outs.

  427. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    bases loaded aft HBP by Bucholz. Two outs with AJAX at the plate.

  428. Jackson May 18th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Jerkface or LGY,

    Is Colon consistently in the zone all night, including the K’s? This is an outstanding performance.

  429. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    do they let him finish the game or go to rivera?

  430. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Colon should finish this game

  431. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    “This has been an absolute dominating start for Colon.”

    —————-

    the key to 2011 could end up being the health of Bartolo Colon….

    thank you stem cells.

  432. Tom in N.J. May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Colon needs to harvest his butt fat for the masses.

  433. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Come on Colon!! 1 more

  434. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    If he gets this next hitter out then you have to let Colon finish this….no reason to take him out.

  435. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    According to Gameday, two of those balls were strikes

  436. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    bd —
    Mike Ri,

    I’ve semi-defended some of Girardi’s bunt calls when the offense was struggling…

    but surely it’s better to try to let Gardner steal 2nd, right?

    then you can bunt him to 3rd if there are no outs.

    ——

    i agree .

  437. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Who’s the oldest pitcher to throw a complete game shutout?

  438. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    “bases loaded aft HBP by Bucholz. Two outs with AJAX at the plate.”

    ————-

    and he’s at 121 pitches

    his season high was 110 in his last start vs NY

  439. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    “Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    Come on guys .. . we are seriously going to jump on Girardi for calling a bunt play ?? Our offense sucks .. he was just trying to manufacture a run. . it didn’t work . . oh well . .time to move on.”
    >>>>

    You haven’t been watching the last 10 times he bunted Gardner and the results, have you?

    Yet he keeps doing it over and over again.. Girardi is a moron. The guy could drive street into a wall a dozen times before he realizes that he should go around it.

  440. Faiaz May 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    95 mph?!?!?!

  441. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Do not jinx Colon! stop talking about him :D

  442. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    get some stem cells for hughes!!!

  443. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    84 pitches.

    Come on!!

  444. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    pretty recent pitcher, but Colon will never be that old.

  445. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Colon should finish the game. Rivera can’t pitch any better than this. And if he happens to blow the save, the Yankees are shot because they only have Robertson in the pen, and he threw a lot of pitches yesterday.

  446. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Colon is the man, no matter what

  447. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    COME ON!!!!

  448. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    BD (Boston Dave),

    Beyond dumb leaving him in their for that many pitches

  449. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    “# randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    get some stem cells for hughes!!!

    ————-

    that shouldn’t be a joke!!

  450. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Not like this

  451. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Martin would have thrown him out

  452. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Cervelli…..good grief. Free Montero

  453. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Of course Cervelli’s awful arm hurts them in the biggest spot in the game

  454. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Colon pounds the zone.

  455. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    That was all on Cervelli. Nice job butthead.

  456. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    remind me what cervelli offers that we cant get from Montero?

  457. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Unbelievable! Stinkin errors every game!!

  458. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    “Beyond dumb leaving him in their for that many pitches”

    ————-

    well, he hasn’t given up a run and started the inning at 100 pitches.

    tough call… but he does tend to struggle more in later innings. it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he cracks here.

    now up to 124 pitches.

  459. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Why did Cervelli throw the ball to Swisher?

  460. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Ugh. Cervelli & Swisher: both goofballs.

  461. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Great pitch by Colon

  462. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Go buy Colon dinner Cervelli

  463. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Cy Colon!

  464. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Let him go the distance!

  465. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Colon bails out Cervelli.

  466. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Colon saves his own bacon. GO Colon!!

  467. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Cervelli is sealing his fate with the poor D

  468. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Great pitch….worked around Cervelli throwing a throw to 2nd into right field (yes right field).

  469. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Cervelli really needs to practice his throwing. Awful

  470. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Cervelli receives the ball well… The good news on his stop there.

    He can’t hit and he can’t throw. He’s a mediocre organizationl catcher who has no business being in the majors as anything other than an emergency band-aid.

  471. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    So, do you send him out to start the ninth with the 1-run lead, or do you go straight to Rivera? I think that it’s actually a tough call tonight.

    Colon is really making a Bartolo fan out of me: Works fast, throws strikes, induces contact, and gives us a chance to win just about ever time out.

  472. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    ac1,

    Fistpumps

  473. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I would definitely let Colon start the 9th inning. This is his game. Also who’s to say that Mo won’t have an off night.

  474. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    # doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Go buy Colon dinner Cervelli
    _____________

    That could get expensive! lol

  475. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Yes!! That was a close one. 3-2 to Ajax!

  476. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Is Colon consistently in the zone all night, including the K’s? This is an outstanding performance.

    ———————-

    Oh yeah. He is barely missing when it is a ball.

  477. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    remind me what cervelli offers that we cant get from Montero?

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

    I understand the ladies like his eyes…

  478. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    “remind me what cervelli offers that we cant get from Montero?”

    less offense?

  479. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Bartolo!!! Let him go the full 9. I hope the yankees tack on more runs so Joe can keep him in there

  480. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    checkswing K for Ajax.. Not sure he went around though.

  481. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I’ll pay for Cervelli’s pom poms and he can be our official mascot, but how much longer can we keep this guy on the roster claiming he’s an above average defender? Well, I guess it’s worth it since he has an extra base hit every two years.

  482. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    p-

    You haven’t been watching the last 10 times he bunted Gardner and the results, have you?

    Yet he keeps doing it over and over again.. Girardi is a moron. The guy could drive street into a wall a dozen times before he realizes that he should go around it.


    Gardner sucks as a bunter and a baserunner. . Girardi won a world series and took our team to a pennant last year ;… I have far more faith in him than i do you

  483. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    wow

    AJax probably barely went around on ball 4 that would have forced in a run.

    instead another K for Buchholz on the 127th pitch.

    ugh

  484. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    “remind me what cervelli offers that we cant get from Montero?”

    Super two status. It won’t be long. Cervelli is just keeping that spot warm.

  485. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    At this point, the biggest favor (in terms of realistic moves) Girardi could do for the Orioles is send in Rivera to start the 9th.

    There is no reason to take Colon out of this game. NOT ONE!

  486. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    SMH…Colon is on fi-yah tonight!

  487. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Colon is in the top percentage of pitchers for strike outs per 9 innings and strike percentage.

  488. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    “I would definitely let Colon start the 9th inning.”

    ————

    no brainer IMO. no brainer.

  489. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Girardi is checking the binder right now to see if Colon or Mo should start the 9th inning

  490. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Make Gregg throw strikes….he’ll implode if they let him. Insurance would be nice.

  491. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Some insurance runs would be a nice thing here boys.

  492. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    “remind me what cervelli offers that we cant get from Montero?”

    ————–

    that’s like comparing Leonidas to Napolean Dynamite

  493. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Cano is going to get to 4 pitches!!

    Even though he has swung at 2 of 3 so far :(

  494. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    “Make Gregg throw strikes….he’ll implode if they let him.”

    ————

    just ask Boston

    two walks and then a double to AGone…. :(

  495. RSM May 18th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Just tuned in.
    Looks like Colon is dealing :)

  496. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Zing Yogi Mantle, nicely done.

  497. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You have to be kidding me

    Sit down Mo.

  498. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Cano isn’t picking good pitches to offer at.

  499. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    through 6 innings, phil coke 68 picthes
    through 7 innings, clay bucholz 127 pitches

    impressive restraint shown by francona…..dont want to ask too much of one of your 3 healthy starters in may

  500. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Cano… :(

  501. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Hard to argue with going to Mo….but I think this is overmanaging. Colon has been incredible….let him finish it.

  502. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    “# BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    “I would definitely let Colon start the 9th inning.”

    ————

    no brainer IMO. no brainer.”

    ————–

    Ok, I guess you do need a brain. Cmon Girardi.

  503. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I think Cano’s hitting coach is the DH for the opposing team

  504. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I honestly never thought I would ever utter these words, but here goes…

    Joe Girardi is a MORON if he brings Mariano Rivera in to protect this 1-run lead in the 9th.

  505. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Cano Fail!

  506. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Gregg can’t throw a strike to save his life most nights…..make him work a little

  507. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    28 pitches last 12 PAs for Cano.

    Swung at 4 of 5 last PA. :(

  508. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    What Blake said.

  509. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    It looks like the binder says your closer pitches the 9th inning

  510. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This umpire’s plate is wiiiiiiiiiiide

  511. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Of course….Gregg has Cliff Lee control tonight…..figures.

  512. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    sit Mo down Joe. This is colons game win/lose.

  513. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    did Bartolo not just strike out the side?

    is he under 90 pitches?

    is he pitching a shutout?

    that’s the book, Joe.

    stick with Bartolo.

  514. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Glad that Colon is giving the relief pitchers a break. CC might do similar.

  515. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Girardi is an idiot if he goes to Mo. Let Colon at least start the inning.

  516. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Cervelli to Colon-

    “I don’t know how I’m still up here either! I have a locker and everything! That Girardi guy keeps putting my name in the lineup too!”

  517. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    sit Mo down Joe. This is colons game win/lose.
    =============================
    I wouldn’t go THAT far…

    I’d have Mo ready to go… But only if Colon got in trouble.

  518. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    “Of course….Gregg has Cliff Lee control tonight…..figures.”

    —————

    Lee walked 6 in his last outing, a career high.

    Now Gregg is only throwing strikes.

    see how that works?

    :)

  519. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Please bring Colon out. Please bring Colon out. Please bring Colon out. Please bring Colon out.

  520. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Complete game pls. Complete game pls. Complete game pls.

  521. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    This team really better start hitting. I know britton is ok but 1 run?

  522. ZMAN May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    no reason not to use your closer in a save situation

  523. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    IF INNING = 9 and SITUATION = SAVE THEN insert rivera ELSE insert boone logan

  524. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Looks like Mo is coming out.

    I guess Girardi is wanting to give Mo a save. I don’t get it, but Mo isn’t chopped liver either.

  525. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    Hard to argue with going to Mo….
    ====================================
    Not if you’ve been watching this game.

  526. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    an UNBELIEAVABLE catch by Scott Sizemore to rob David Ortiz with a man on and 2 outs

    wow

  527. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Nice to see Dickerson in RF over Swish. I’ll take that move anyday.

  528. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    cano 5 for his last 15.

    the guy sucks i tell you.

  529. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    No whining It’s all about Mo now.

    Come on MO!!

  530. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I hate you Joe. I hate you Joe. I hate you Joe.

  531. CB May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Can’t say enough about what Colon has given the team tonight.

    This is as good a start as a pitcher can make.

    The only two seamer I’ve seen a pitcher throw this season that was better than Colon’s was tonight has been Halladay.

    I really don’t understand taking him out here. Mariano has already made so many appearances this season.

  532. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I love Colon’s effort tonight, but I think that bringing in Rivera is the right move. In each of the last two innings, Colon was on the verge of giving up the tying run. Rivera will give them a different look. It’s a credit to Colon that this is such a tough call.

  533. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    weak very weak joe ,,, the era of the cg is over

  534. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    the only way the Yanks are gonna get a complete game this season is if they have a no hitter going.

    unreal

  535. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    WHATTTT???

  536. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    If Joe is gonna lose he’s losing with Mo. Tgats his book

  537. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I honestly hate Girardi right now.

  538. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve been watching the game….the point was the Mo is the greatest closer ever. If you read the next sentence I said that I thought he should leave Colon in….nice job taking my quotes out of context though.

  539. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Girardi is a moron for taking out Colon. It proves what all of us already know that he is a by the book manager and can’t use his own 2 eyes to see how Colon is throwing the ball. Mo is great but if by some chance he has an off night Girardi better be prepared for the blame he is going to get.

  540. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    “I really don’t understand taking him out here. Mariano has already made so many appearances this season.”

    ————-

    BINGO

  541. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    bartolo should have sat on joe’s binder so he couldn’t find it.

  542. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    This is positively MORONIC!

    And I can prove it.

    If you went to Showalter right now and let HIM make this decision, he would take ANYBODY over Bartolo Colon.

    Joe just made the choice the Orioles would have made for him. Congrat’s, you mindless idiot!

  543. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    It can honestly be said that there was not one being in this universe who believed in March that Yankees fans, or any baseball fans for that matter, would in May be saying, “NO! DON’T BRING IN MARIANO! LEAVE BARTOLO COLON IN TO FINISH OFF HIS COMPLETE GAME TWO HIT SHUT OUT!” And yes I’m including Bartolo Colon on the beings list.

  544. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    This is what Mo is about. Can’t fault Girardi, but Colon would’ve been on a short leash anyways in the 9th.

  545. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    What a fool. Colon just struck out the side . . . is at 85 pitches and still hitting mid-90s.

    I hope he gets away with it.

    With Mo, it is likely.

  546. YsGuy May 18th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    whatever was in those shots sure seems to have ‘revived’ colon!

  547. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    With the erratic pitching we’ve had lately, I think it’s WONDERFUL to have the dilemma/luxury of having to choose between Colon and Rivera tonight!

  548. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Rain delay in Boston!

  549. CB May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Bartolo Colon is the pitcher Livan Hernandez dreams he might be one day….

  550. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The yankees really want Mo to usurp the pretender Hoffman

  551. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    “Colon just struck out the side . . . is at 85 pitches and still hitting mid-90s.”

    —————

    that’s all that needs to be said.

    or you could add the fact that Mariano has thrown a ton of games in the early going and it makes sense to rest him when you can afford to.

  552. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Colon was at what 85 pitches? Crusing the whole game for the most part….

  553. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Can’t wait until Mo isn’t available for a tight situation tomorrow because he “pitched two days in a row.”

    Girardi is a moron.

  554. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Bartolo woulda got him out.

  555. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    who cares who finishes this game . . . lets just get the win. nothing wrong with mo. . … Colon will still get the win

  556. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Cue the 2 guessers

  557. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Not really surprising.

  558. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Mo really missed his spot with that pitch. Now Jones will steal 2nd base with Cervelli behind the plate and Markaris hits Mo really well.

  559. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    If this is not the game to get a complete game then it looks like we will not have one all year.

    Unreal.

  560. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    the save stat says you have to go to your closer.

  561. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Here we go…

    Joe Girardi about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  562. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    “Rain delay in Boston!”

    ————-

    yeah after Bard threw a paltry 95mph with his 4-seamer…. hope they wear his arm out this season.

  563. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Mariano may be the best ever but the way Colon was pitching tonight was like Rivera at his best plus more velocity.

    And here we go…Mo always struggles against this team…I really hate this decision

  564. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Talk about that later!

    It’s …sacriliegous to not want Mo.

    Come on Mo!!!

  565. 38HotDogs May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Wonder if Jones will steal a bag on Cervelli here?? 1 or 2 pitches??

  566. luis May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I think bartolo deserve to close out this game, a gem

  567. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    “”Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    p-

    You haven’t been watching the last 10 times he bunted Gardner and the results, have you?

    Yet he keeps doing it over and over again.. Girardi is a moron. The guy could drive street into a wall a dozen times before he realizes that he should go around it.


    Gardner sucks as a bunter and a baserunner. . Girardi won a world series and took our team to a pennant last year ;… I have far more faith in him than i do you”””

    >>>>

    Wow! Didn’t mean to make you cry guy !! LOL !! It’s okay if you love Girardi. I can’t stand him, he is trash and hope he gets canned. Yeah, he took us to a WS from the passenger seat!

    As Hank The Angry Dwarf says on Howard Stern, “Go have sex with Girardi”.

  568. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    If I’m Buck then I make Cervelli throw somebody out here.

  569. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Mo better be careful with him

  570. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Do you really think Joe’s thinking more about Mo’s record or his prestige as a closer here?

    If so, he’s dumber than even I thought…

    I agree with those who said this was Colon’s to win or lose.

  571. CB May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    “Can’t fault Girardi,”

    This is really the beauty of managing by a recipe.

    If it’s in the binder no one can question the move.

    Why use pitcher X in inning Y. Because he’s the Y inning guy, etc.

    It’s how Girardi answers every question as if there was some inherent natural order to this rather than an arbitrary designation he made up.

    Mo has worked a great deal so far this season.

  572. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Oh my god.

  573. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    Cue the 2 guessers
    =================================
    Most of us were calling this stupid BEFORE he made the decision… That’s not a second guess.

  574. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    real mature P …

  575. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    “Mariano may be the best ever”

    ————–

    change that to “is” :)

    i know what you meant, dont worry

  576. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Come on Mo.

  577. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    cmon mo.. make joe look smart

  578. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Well everything Clueless Joe touches turns to crap

  579. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    If they lose this game……..I’m not going to be happy.

  580. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Bartolo Colon is the pitcher Livan Hernandez dreams he might be one day….

    ———–

    randy baiting?

    Nice :D

  581. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Gulp. :-/

  582. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    hard to get mad about mo, but come on…

  583. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I’m SO PISSED at Girardi right now. Doesn’t the book show that Markakis hits Rivera? That Rivera has his worst ERA and most blown saves against this team? That he blew a save here just a few weeks ago??

  584. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    this is looking bad. I’m getting very angry. K or DP here.

  585. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    What did I say???

    The orioles will take ANYBODY over Colon, the way he was throwing.

    Joe Girardi did Baltimore a MASSIVE favor, and now they’re going to lose because of it.

  586. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    what is with Mo and the O’s

  587. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Wow.

  588. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Girardi gets what he deserves……. What a moron he is….

  589. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

  590. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    BS

  591. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Stupid Stupid Stupid

  592. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    LOL
    Mo blows; Colon is the best pitches in the team right now.

  593. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    ugh.

  594. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I just don’t think Mo has looked all that good the last few times I’ve seen him.

    What does go right with this team lately??????

    C’mon MO!

  595. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    WTF … not good

  596. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Nice job Joe!!!

    Time for Boone Logan.

  597. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Damn.

  598. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Well… piss off, Bartolo.

    Joe Girardi is an idiot, so you get NOTHING!

    Showalter on the phone right now ordering up some thank you roses to send to Girardi.

  599. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    “This is really the beauty of managing by a recipe.

    If it’s in the binder no one can question the move.”

    —————

    well, they can question it, but Girardi is too stubborn to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, he didn’t make the right call.

    this is sickening

  600. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Joe is an IDIOT. Of course, at the press conference he’ll say, ‘Oh, but Mo is my 9th inning guy. We might as well have a vegetable managing this team for all the use this guy is in reading the situations well.

  601. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I’m done with Girardi.

    I used to like him, I wanted him back this season, but this guy is awful. I can’ t stand him anymore.

  602. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    http://wwwdelivery.superstock......-19573.jpg

  603. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Guy strikes out the side and is at 85 pitches and you take him out just because that’s what you’re supposed to do.

  604. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    When u score 1 run u deserve to lose

  605. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Sometimes you don’t have to by the script Joe. Should have let Colon in.

  606. rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    What a horrible, horrible loss. The worst Yankees team in 16 years. Just dreadful.

  607. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I feel so bad for Colon right now. And you would think that you could rely on Mo out of the entire Yankee roster. BUT NO!!!

  608. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    thanks Girardi

  609. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Jeez. And Bartolo will get nothing tonight. Nada. Zilch. That makes my stomach hurt.

  610. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    great, so now we have to score in an inning after the 2nd one?

  611. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I just don’t think Mo has looked all that good the last few times I’ve seen him.

    8.1 Ip 3 H 1 BB 7 K 0 ER

  612. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    ARGH!!!!!

  613. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    get it back fellas . .. .COME GET SOME

  614. qiantom May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    The Core 4 sinking fast.

  615. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    The way Colon was positively OWNING Baltimore, the ball was going to look a lot better coming out of ANYBODY’S hand.

    But Joe is too stupid to realize that.

  616. scuzzles May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Who wants to fire up http://www.FireGirardi.com?

  617. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    ugh our bullpen is not about preserving wins for the SP. Though its totally lame that the only run we scored was off of an error in like the 3rd inning. Pretty ridiculous

  618. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    And THIS is how Joe’s continues to build his players’ confidence in him managing games.

  619. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    and you got the weakest part of the lineup up now..

  620. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Now we get to burn the remnants of the ‘pen, not that there’s actually much of anything out there anyway.

  621. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I don’t care who the reliever is….Mo is the greatest ever but the more pitchers you put into a game the greater chance there is that one of them isn’t going to have it that day…..that’s why when you have a guy on the mound that clearly has it…..and he’s not tired……you leave them in.

  622. ChokeXOnXFailure May 18th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    If they don’t win this game, this is on Joe. You always…ALWAYS save your pen when you get that chance. I love Mo and all, but Colon was dealing, and Mariano isn’t exactly loose, having not really been used for the better part of a month. That should’ve been Colon’s inning. Instead, now we go to the 10th, with no one in the pen to pitch. Just absolutely dreadful job of managing.

  623. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Can we get the Navy Seals to go stealth and snatch away that friggin binder?? Girardi has no brain…

  624. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I hope the media goes after Robot Girardi after this game. Joba and Robertson aren’t available so good luck winning this game.

  625. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    Guy strikes out the side and is at 85 pitches and you take him out just because that’s what you’re supposed to do.
    ===============================
    Nobody but Joe G. thinks “that’s what you’re SUPPOSED to do.”

  626. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    who invented the ‘core shxxt’ anyway?
    right now core doesn’t mean good

  627. ZMAN May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Say what you want about the offense the past month, but the bullpen has been as many, if not more games.

  628. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    If CC was on the mound he never would have pulled him

  629. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    colon was awesome tonight. what a stupid move.. I don’t care if we have the greatest closer.. when a starter is pitching like THAT.. you leave him in.

  630. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so sick of Girardi and his stupid by-the-book managing. The offense is struggling and now you’re down Mo and Joba in the bullpen.

  631. rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Girardi is just a horrible manager. You have a 41-year old closer that you have already run into the ground and Colon was masterful.

    Girardi has a book and doesn’t know how to deviate from it. He is a horrible instinctual manager.

  632. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    “””Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    I just don’t think Mo has looked all that good the last few times I’ve seen him.

    8.1 Ip 3 H 1 BB 7 K 0 ER”””

    Yes Jerkface, I know this stats… the keyword there was “looked” Mr literal. I am well aware the results were there and that’s what matters.. but his stuff just didn’t seem to be there, he was fighting and balls were being hit hard.

  633. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    And now we’ll get to burn the bullpen anyway.

  634. luis May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    he has no brains, if it’s not in the progam he won’t do it he has no feel for the situation. clueless

  635. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Managing by the book gets Girardi the genius once again. I can’t wait until he is gone. It’s obvious that he doesn’t have any feel for the game.

  636. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I like Girardi too but I have no idea what he’s doing sometimes with all the bunts and just making obvious blunders in judgment ….

  637. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Can we get the Navy Seals to go stealth and snatch away that friggin binder?? Girardi has no brain…
    ====================================
    I was hoping for something more like Bin Laden… If Joe doesn’t have a brain, how bad could a bullet bother him, really?

  638. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Awesome!!

    Luis Ayala is coming in!

    :pukes:

  639. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    The Orioles felt like they were losing 10-0 for the entire night. Now they’re thinking, “well we’re at home, we might as well go ahead and win.”

  640. qiantom May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Yankees finding ways to lose games!

  641. ZMAN May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    YanksNmore,

    That C-Lo Green song you dedicated to Brian Cashman… can you dedicate it to Girardi too? Thanks.

  642. RSM May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Girardi better hope the offense bails him out.

  643. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    What a horrible, horrible loss. The worst Yankees team in 16 years. Just dreadful.
    ——————-

    they didn’t lose yet

  644. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Mo is fine. You all may not like this decision, but it was probably the right one–the one that gave them the best chance of closing out the game with a win. A 1-run lead just leaves no margin for error. Bartolo came darn close to giving up a run in the seventh and eight innings. There was no point in pushing his luck…

  645. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Mariano has pitched in more than half of the Yankees games.

    Soriano is hurt.

    Joba has been pitching almost every night lately.

    DRob has thrown a few long high intensity innings in the past few days (27 pitches in his last)

    Bartolo is dealing and at 85 pitches.

    it aint rocket science.

  646. Angel May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    What a horrible, horrible loss. The worst Yankees team in 16 years. Just dreadful.

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

    Good to see this place is as full of hyperbolic overreaction as it ever was…. :)

  647. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Girardi will say, “I did what your supposed to do, you always go to Mo”.

  648. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    no Kay.. if that was CC, he’d still be out there since hes on a 120+ pitch count

  649. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Here’s my favorite Oriole, Koji “The Japanese Pornstar” Uehara

  650. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    *Mariano hasn’t pitched in more than half, but he’s pitched in almost half (I think)

  651. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I hope Girardi gets ripped into for another one of his binder moves. Of course, you’ll never hear him say, “well, I probably should have left Colon in there when he was obviously cruising.”

    Listen to Kay defend his buddy, Girardi. “That’s his formula.”

    Yeah, and it’s that formula many of us want GONE.

  652. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Rotten to the Core…I’m trademarking that!

  653. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    cb-

    we all love mo , but how could anyone watching that game not know it was bartolo’s 9th inning.

    girardi ticked off the baseball gods with that move.

  654. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Markakis hits Mo really well. It would of been smart to go away instead of staying inside on him where he was looking and waiting for the ball.

  655. Angel May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Poor Colon.. that really sucks. :( Not sure why he couldn’t pitch the 9th…

  656. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Ah good now we empty out the bench as well. #STRATEGY

  657. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    No pinch hitter for Cervelli there?? HMmm.

  658. Purenyyankee May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks Stump. Shove that binder. One of the most dominant performances all year and less than 90 pitches and he doesn’t start the 9th.

  659. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Now, if the Yankees score here, WHO PITCHES THE NINTH???

    If you bring Mo back, he is definitely out tomorrow… If you don’t, chances are you blow it again.

    And why are we here, because Joe Girardi is a F-ING MORON!

  660. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Really the miserable offense is why Colon won’t get a Win here..

    You can’t blame Joe so much here.. it’s not his fault he doesn’t have the ability to think outside the box when he barely has the ability to think inside it.

  661. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    P May 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    “””Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    I just don’t think Mo has looked all that good the last few times I’ve seen him.

    8.1 Ip 3 H 1 BB 7 K 0 ER”””

    Yes Jerkface, I know this stats… the keyword there was “looked” Mr literal. I am well aware the results were there and that’s what matters.. but his stuff just didn’t seem to be there, he was fighting and balls were being hit hard.
    ========================

    Exactly which ball did the Orioles hit hard off Rivera? They were all little flares, with the possible exception of the flyout.

  662. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I know Martin’s average has gone way down in the past couple weeks but I really like the guy. He is a battler. I think he will be golden in October.

  663. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Cashman ought to think about buying the IBM computer from the Jeopardy folks and having it manage the team. Would be no different than what we have.

  664. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    You can’t bring back Mo — he’s off tonight.

  665. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    BloggingBombers
    Surprised Girardi wouldn’t let Colon start the ninth. Pie never stands a chance against Bartolo.
    13 minutes ago

  666. Rob_NY May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ace says:
    May 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    When u score 1 run u deserve to lose

    —————-

    The O’s only have 1 run so far too. Do they deserve to lose? Paradox.

  667. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    okay.. Martin did replace him. I was losing my mind for a second.

  668. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    We have a new Clueless Joe

  669. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Would Michael Kay just shut up? No one was going to second guess leaving Colon in. No rational person, at least.

  670. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I know Martin’s average has gone way down in the past couple weeks but I really like the guy. He is a battler. I think he will be golden in October.

    —————-

    Best catcher in baseball so far.

  671. egk May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Let’s all be realistic here. No matter which decision Girardi made at the end, he’d be second-guessed if it turned out bad. I personally would have left Colon in as his pitch count was still low and they had a good shot to give the whole pen a rest. Still, Mo is the best closer ever. You can’t blame Girardi for going to him.

  672. Purenyyankee May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    And now we go to Ayala in the 10th. Joke of a team.

  673. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    “Exactly which ball did the Orioles hit hard off Rivera? They were all little flares, with the possible exception of the flyout.”

    ————-

    not really the point. it’s not the result, but the thought process. We all assume Mariano will close out the game.

    But Mariano has thrown a ton of games and Bartolo was dealing with no signs of slowing down.

    You leave Colon in and rest mariano for another day when you REALLY need him.

  674. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    This offense is pathetic. And Clueless pushes every wrong button.

  675. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Tyler-

    October? Is Martin a good golfer? Or will we be dealing him to a legit contender in July?

  676. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Guarantee is somebody goes and asks Showalter his choice, he will say he’d have taken ANYBODY in the ninth over Colon. ANYBODY.

    Joe Girardi is a clueless moron… He and Cashman need to go building climbing together.

    I want to pick the ropes.

  677. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    HR or bust offense!

  678. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    can usually count on rivera, but he struck out the side in the 8th and had a low pitch count. couldnt hurt to go batter to batter?

  679. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    LGY-

    I totally agree. Obviously he couldn’t keep up his pace early and he’s had a few defensive lapses but he battles. His personality is needed on this team. If this team gets into the playoffs, I think he is going to be huge.

  680. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    and like clockwork, jeter is useless after the 6th inning…

  681. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    In his past 3 appearances Mo hasn’t even pitched in a save situation. But that was because of the team losing alot.

  682. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Markakis was .313 hitter off Mo entering tonight.

    #justsayin

  683. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    You can’t expect a guy to his an 88mph straight fastball right down the middle of the plate.

    This is only the major leagues, you know.

    Nice job, Captain Crap.

  684. Angel May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I wonder if the binder predicted that Colon would throw only just over 80 pitches in 8 innings?

    Bartolo threw the binder a curveball tonight.. apparently.

  685. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    If we dont hit homers. We don’t score

  686. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    never trust anyone who bans ice cream.

  687. Purenyyankee May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    How can anyone possibly say you can’t blame Stump? There is no excuse. Rivera or not, Colon was DOMINATING and struck out the side in the 8th.

  688. rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Make that joke of a manager. The game is over because Girardi is clueless.

    No Robertson or Chamberlain and he burns Rivera, with Colon pitching an absolute gem.

    Couple that with him treating a power hitting team like it is the 82 Cardinals and he’s just not very good.

  689. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    this was Colon’s game to lose.

  690. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Kaptain Klutch again

  691. blake May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Garbage

  692. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    “but it was probably the right one–the one that gave them the best chance of closing out the game with a win.”

    As good as Mo is, how can a pitcher throwing 90-91 on the black give you a better chance to win than a pitcher throwing 94-95 on the black?

  693. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Bring on Luis Ayala! Yay.

  694. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Jeter, the shell of himself, up there.

  695. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Don’t worry everyone. Ayala is ready! 200 mil n we have this.

  696. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I’m turning this off now. Maybe LeBron James will get decapitated in Chicago.

  697. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    wow that was an impressive inning…

    might as well stick with rivera for the 10th now.

  698. yankeenate May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    The epitome if a Yankees slump is when Mo is blowing a save. Wow, this is bad

  699. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    As good as Mo is, how can a pitcher throwing 90-91 on the black give you a better chance to win than a pitcher throwing 94-95 on the black?

    One pitcher suppresses HR’s more than the other pitcher?

  700. luis May 18th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I hate Girardi, he had the chance to rest the whole bullpen and now we are at the hands of luis ayala

  701. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    Tyler-

    October? Is Martin a good golfer? Or will we be dealing him to a legit contender in July?
    ————————–

    The Yanks are 2 games out with 120 games left… For some reason I’m not giving up on this season but maybe that’s just me.

  702. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    “girardi ticked off the baseball gods with that move.”

    Yep.

    That was Colon’s game

  703. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    This is a terrible offensive team right now. Hands down!!

  704. joeman May 18th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    what a shame

  705. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Well,at least we won last night!

  706. Angel May 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Girardi has aggravated me twice this week so far.. and its only Wednesday…

  707. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    ““but it was probably the right one–the one that gave them the best chance of closing out the game with a win.””

    ————–

    in the playoffs, you’d be right.

    but you have to think in the context of the 162 game season.

    If mariano gave them a better chance to win tonight pitching the 9th, it was only a very small % better chance.

    save mariano, who has pitched in a ton of games, for the nights when you really need him and his pitching the 9th gives you a big % increase in your odds of winning.

  708. RMS May 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    He is a horrible instinctual manager.

    ——————————————————————–

    No he’s not. He has no instinct.

  709. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    If u don’t have ur 2-3 relievers u can’t burn 1 with a 1 run lead. Got to let SP go for it. U knew Clueless was going Mo do then he’s criticize proof after.

  710. luis May 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    FIRE GIRARDI

  711. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    With Joba and Robertson not available it’s hard to see the Yanks winning this game. With only the AAA pitchers left.

  712. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Here we go . . .

  713. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    our team is not made for extra innings….we can barely last the 9 in the regular game

  714. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Let Clueless manage the Diamondbacks. He belongs in NL. Bring Bobby V in.

  715. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    it’s on offense again, not on Mo or manager.

  716. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I can’t believe Girardi took Colon out after only 87 pitches….who cares what inning it is? Pretend its the sixth…would you take out a pitcher who had only thrown 87 pitches, struck out 7, and had only given up 3 hits? NO!

  717. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    “Exactly which ball did the Orioles hit hard off Rivera? They were all little flares, with the possible exception of the flyout.”

    ————-

    not really the point. it’s not the result, but the thought process. We all assume Mariano will close out the game.

    But Mariano has thrown a ton of games and Bartolo was dealing with no signs of slowing down.

    You leave Colon in and rest mariano for another day when you REALLY need him.
    ==================

    No, it’s exactly the point–he was making the point that Mo hasn’t looked good lately. But as Face pointed out his stats are fine, and nobody hit him hard tonight. So, the assertion that Mo hasn’t been himself lately seems to be false.

    And I disagree with yopur point about MO’s overuse this yerr. He’s on pace for 79 IP, which is about average (a little above, actually). And he has only pitched once in the last week, or so–a 4-pitch outing last night.

    I understand what you’re saying about Colon, and I sympathize, but the percentage move was to go get Mo.

  718. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Like I always say,if it’s not broken why fix it?? Girardi is Mr. Fixit…

  719. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    In his past 3 appearances Mo hasn’t even pitched in a save situation. But that was because of the team losing alot.””

    >>>

    And I will repeat myself .. the last few games I saw Mo, he didn’t look all that good !!! What about that do you not understand ??

    I am not saying he has been bad.. stop reading what you wanna read and read the words, you know the things with consonants and vowels ?

  720. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Looks like a loss is coming into the game… er Ayala I mean.

  721. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Girardi is the Little Napoleon Idiot, he should never manage another Yankee game. FIRE THE BUM.

  722. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I can’t say anything about Girardi that I haven’t said many times already…

  723. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    DocToddMay 18th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Well,at least we won last night!
    _________________________________

    lol nothing like winning one game in the last seven!! Note to starting pitchers, in order to win must complete game.

  724. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    come on LOUI

  725. nhyankeefan May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    A 200 millios dollar payroll and the 2nd reliever in is a Luis Ayala……that is disgusting and an indictment of this organization.

  726. rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    The reason Luis Ayala is out there with the game on the line is because Girardi has panicked and overused his bullpen.

    On a night when he should have taken a very mild gamble and kept Colon in, who was effortless out there tonight, he burns out his 41-year old closer after panicking again and using Mo last night.

  727. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Anybody know if that crap Girardi’s daddy had runs in the family???

    I’m starting to think it must. Nobody with a brain in their head makes these decisions.

  728. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    This was a nice waste of 3 hours.

  729. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    offense has to take the blame

  730. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    A 200 millios dollar payroll and the 2nd reliever in is a Luis Ayala……that is disgusting and an indictment of this organization.
    __
    injuries.

  731. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    This is where not having Joba and Soriano kills you. That ‘pen has no depth right now. In the 10th inning having to go to Ayala when your starter went 8 is not good.

  732. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Markakis was .313 hitter off Mo entering tonight.
    ———-

    Exactly and he was cheating and waiting for an inside pitch

  733. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    c’mon Yankees!! Bail out Mo!!

  734. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Just wow. Colon gifted Girardi with the opportunity to rest the entire pen, and now the Yankees will be LUCKY to burn through all their relievers, if they don’t give it up right here.

  735. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Here goes the game. Bye W.

  736. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    And I disagree with yopur point about MO’s overuse this yerr. He’s on pace for 79 IP, which is about average (a little above, actually). And he has only pitched once in the last week, or so–a 4-pitch outing last night.

    ———————-

    Average!?

    Mo hasn’t pitched that many innings since 2005.

  737. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I can`t stand to look at Burr Head on the Mgr show.

  738. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    And I will repeat myself .. the last few games I saw Mo, he didn’t look all that good !!! What about that do you not understand ??

    I wasn’t talking to you, but instead to people saying he has been worked a lot. Be paranoid more.

  739. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Tyler-

    If this team makes the playoffs they won’t even sniff game 5 of the ALDS. This team is a carbon copy of the 05-08 teams. Poor pitching, a station to station offense, aging stars. I love the Yankees, but right now our best two pitchers are CC and Bartolo, and there is absolutely no way of knowing how long Colon will hold up for. Garcia has already started to turn back into a pumpkin. So sure, maybe they sneak into the playoffs, but they aren’t going anywhere. I don’t like saying that, but I don’t see how it isn’t true.

  740. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Rconn, what exactly do you think he should do with 3 relievers on the DL and two not available tonight? C’mon…

  741. J. Alfred Prufrock May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    LOL if Soriano had been available, Colon wouldn’t have even pitched the eighth.

  742. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Lose 2 in Balt=last place

  743. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    The percentage move was NOT to go to Mo. The percentage move was to stick with the guy who was mowing the other hitters down, who had thrown 85 pitches, was painting the corner, and struck out the side the inning before. Even with Mo, it is bringing in an unknown.

  744. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    “I understand what you’re saying about Colon, and I sympathize, but the percentage move was to go get Mo.”

    ————–

    Ghostwriter,

    we can agree to disagree on that one. It might be the % play if this is a must win playoff game.

    It doesn’t seem like the % play when you need to play a 162 game season AND your bullpen is missing the 8th inning guy, 7th inning guy, and Robertson.

  745. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Rivera had nothing.

  746. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    “In the 10th inning having to go to Ayala when your starter went 8 is not good.”

    That is also terrible managing. If you know the pen is short, WHY take out the starter earlier than you have to?

  747. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    good job Loui

  748. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Nice play by Nunez.

  749. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Jerkface,

    You are the biggest child on this blog. Seriously man.. go get a pacifier and stop being a baby.

  750. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This game is on the offense – 1 run against the Orioles?

  751. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    If Cano makes a good throw that is probably a DP

  752. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Boned.

  753. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    This is where not having Joba and Soriano kills you.
    ====================================
    No, this is where having an idiot for a manager kills you.

    If Girardi had a hint of a brain in his head, this game would have been over and the entire pen would be nicely rested for tomorrow.

    But he doesn’t.

  754. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Colon was still throwing 97, Rivera 88.

  755. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    You are the biggest child on this blog. Seriously man.. go get a pacifier and stop being a baby.

    You lack self-awareness.

  756. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I can’t stand Clueless Joe.

  757. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    why has Nunez been playing like everyday, like really

  758. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Colon deserved to get a win….complete game shutout!

  759. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    How was the decision to bring MO in a bad one? You wouldn’t have brought him in a 1 run game? its easy to say that when it didn’t work out, but it was the right call.

  760. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Not even close

  761. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    the umps strikezone has shrunk a little, of course

  762. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    If they lose this game I’ll be livid….sick of Girardi and his stupid bunts and by the book pitching moves….also how when a guy gets a few hits, he often is not in the lineup the next day….moron.

  763. CB May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    “we all love mo , but how could anyone watching that game not know it was bartolo’s 9th inning.

    girardi ticked off the baseball gods with that move.”

    randy,

    Girardi messed with karma tonight. What he did was flat out wrong.

    I’m not even just talking about this from the stand point of strategy.

    It’s just flat out wrong. It’s just not right in any way.

    It’s sort of depressing to see as a baseball fan.

    Just leaves you kind of empty to see a manager treat the game so cynically.

  764. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    It’s nice to see that Joe brings in our worst BP guy in a tie game that’s in extra innings..

    Isn’t Drob available?

  765. Purenyyankee May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’m sure Stump will be a big bully and jump dowm Kim Jones’ throat when she asks him about his clueless move in the 9th, with Colon on cruise control.

  766. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    That wasnt Cano. That was Nunez slow start to the turn that cost the DP

  767. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    doubla06-

    As of now, I don’t see a dominant team at least in the AL. The Indians are playing the best but who knows how they finish. The rest of the league is so wide open. The Yanks aren’t that far removed from the rest of the pack plus we all know how active they can be at the deadline. It’s way too early to make playoff predictions imo.

  768. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    ata boy Loui

  769. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Rivera is my favorite player, but I can’t honestly say that he gave the Yankees a better chance to win in the 9th inning…now had the Orioles tied it against Colon, I can say Rivera would give them a better chance in the 10th over Ayala…

  770. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    “How was the decision to bring MO in a bad one? You wouldn’t have brought him in a 1 run game? its easy to say that when it didn’t work out, but it was the right call.”

    —————

    75% of the blog was screaming to leave Bartolo in the game after the 8th.

    It was easy to say it then and it’s still easy to say it now.

    Not because we didn’t think Mo would save the game, either.

  771. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    What’s the murder rate in New York now???

    What are the percentage chances of the Yankees being FORCED to hire a new manager sometime soon???

  772. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    “I understand what you’re saying about Colon, and I sympathize, but the percentage move was to go get Mo”

    Ghost

    I agree.

    BUT if the percentage is like 51% – 49% and the man has pitched his butt off, you let him finish the game. Otherwise see Randy’s above quote.

  773. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    How much longer does this offense have to struggle for Cash to realize that they need help? 1 run against the Orioles is pathetic.
    Free Montero

  774. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Nunez throws a strong underhand.

  775. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    “””CB May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    “we all love mo , but how could anyone watching that game not know it was bartolo’s 9th inning.

    girardi ticked off the baseball gods with that move.”

    randy,

    Girardi messed with karma tonight. What he did was flat out wrong.

    I’m not even just talking about this from the stand point of strategy.

    It’s just flat out wrong. It’s just not right in any way.

    It’s sort of depressing to see as a baseball fan.

    Just leaves you kind of empty to see a manager treat the game so cynically.”””

    —–

    Yeah and it wasn’t like Colon was out of gas at all.. I mean that is one thing, but the guy was hitting 97MPH still !!!

    It was Colon’s game period.

  776. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Isn’t Drob available?

    ————————

    He has thrown like 120 pitches the last 8 days.

  777. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Why is the “percentage play” going to your closer . . . automatically? No matter how the starter is throwing?

    It is that kind of knee-jerk calculation that may end up losing this game

  778. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    YankeesNMore-

    Girardi’s mistake was implied. But beyond that mistake (because it’s stupid to dwell on it at this point) not having those guys hurts. But so far so good from Ayala

  779. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    At least u won’t see the bunt here with 3-4-5

  780. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Rivera creeping up on soriano in our pen games blown contest. this will be an awful loss if we cant make something happen. i like our chances however.

  781. Salliedogs7 May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Need to score.

  782. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Nice inning for Ayala there. Now the big bats are coming up.

  783. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    That wasnt Cano. That was Nunez slow start to the turn that cost the DP

    ——–

    It was a nice play by Nunie.

  784. RS May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    He probably wanted to stay away from him tonight, but I bet he’d come in in a save situation.

  785. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Actually if Soriano were available and Joba was rested, Colon would have been yanked after the 6th inning…

  786. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    So much trash in the bullpen – Ayala, Pendeleton, Carslyle, Logan, Sanit, Noesi, etc.

    This is the best Cashman could do with $200 million? Where are these great young pitching prospects that we have?

    Red Sox can pluck a guy like Aceves from the minors and we get some scrub.

  787. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I would thin nunez’s crappy play by now would outweigh any benefit his supposed bat would bring. At this point I wish they’d bring Pena back.

  788. YankeesNmore May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I would like to think idiotic decisions like the ones Girardi makes would cost a guy his job…

    But Jorge Posada is proof that you can do anything you want in OR TO this organization without any fear of losing your spot.

  789. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

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

    Fair enough. It’s a judgment call, an in my view it’s a very close judgment call. There’s no point in going rounad and round on this. You make a very good case for your side–much better than simply calling Girardi a moron :)

    Suffice it to say that this is one decision in which I won’t be jumping on Girardi’s case. (Well, with the possible exception of his lineup tonight…)

  790. RMS May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Didn’t you read Girardi’s book. It says “no Yankee pitcher is allowed to pitch a complete game, no matter what.”

  791. P May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    “”DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    If they lose this game I’ll be livid….sick of Girardi and his stupid bunts and by the book pitching moves….also how when a guy gets a few hits, he often is not in the lineup the next day….moron.””

    >>>>>>>

    So true !

  792. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Maybe D rob is being held out for the closer role. Need runs now though, this aint going to last long if we don’t score soon. And in soon I mean immediately.

    They got there top coming up here next.

  793. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    LETS GO OFFENSE … SCORE

  794. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I would love if a beat writer said to Girardi do you have any feel for the game?

  795. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Bringing in a reliever you never know what you are going to get and that includes Mo as well. Colon was filthy tonight. He had a low pitch count and we had a short pen tonight. If anything have Mo up and the first guy who reaches bring him in.

    This is like a repeat of the Royal game. Unless we hit a home run its going to be very tough to win

  796. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I know how active the Yankees can be at the deadline, but if every team is bunched together, what sort of game changers do you expect the Yankees to acquire? I’m not a pessimist but the chips aren’t lining up for us. Sure the Twins will dangle Liriano, but are you gonna give up ManBan for him? Of course not. I just don’t see how the Yankees go anywhere in the playoffs is my point.

  797. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    need alex here…

  798. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t fault Girardi for bringing Mo in but why? Why? Why? Why? WHY?

    Had Colon blown it we would have second guessed Girardi for not bringing Mo in but understood why he left Colon in…..but I would have rather had it go that way…..than this way….c’on Tex, Arod, Cano

  799. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    “Why is the “percentage play” going to your closer . . . automatically? No matter how the starter is throwing?”

    —————-

    The % play is probably always to go to Mariano.

    But tonight the Yanks may have only increased their chances of winning by a little with Mo.

    If you have Mariano for 70 games, you want them to be the 70 games where he gives the Yanks the most value….

    the reason you don’t pitch him in a game when they are winning by 6.

    I suggest tonight he didn’t add much value because Bartolo was likely to finish the game on his own and there is nobody who can really dispute that based on what we saw.

  800. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Clueless is covered. ‘ I went to Mo’. Mo makes the morons idiot proof

  801. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Atleast we’re not Buck, he has burned 20 relievers thus far

  802. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    swinging at first pitch again?
    I’m starting to hate Tex these days?

  803. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Yank1,

    If you actually followed the Yanks you would know where they are

  804. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Tex = bad

  805. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Another dreadful at bat for the all star. Can’t wait until June or July.

  806. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    best chance to win is al going deep here.

  807. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Aceves is an indictment against Cashman

  808. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I think Johnson is their best reliever, too.

  809. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    As a fan, and picking up on someone’s earlier post, I also wanted to see Colon finish it. I bet Colon and his teammates did too. It would have been the kind of performance that could have really energized the team.

  810. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Mark Tex and Derek Jeter are so “clutch” for the other team when the game is on the line.

    But nobody is as clutch as Joe Retardi.

  811. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    When was Tex last hit?

  812. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    If you have Mariano for 70 games, you want them to be the 70 games where he gives the Yanks the most value….

    the reason you don’t pitch him in a game when they are winning by 6.

    I suggest tonight he didn’t add much value because Bartolo was likely to finish the game on his own and there is nobody who can really dispute that based on what we saw.

    This is true and how bullpens should be handled. Every reliever you put in over the last one has a chance to blow the game or ‘not have it’ and they have to face at least 1 batter. So it is to your benefit to ride pitchers that are pitching well. If Bartolo struggled and Girardi had to use 3 relievers to get to the 9th up 1 – 0, then bring in Mo, but Bartolo cruised and was a known quantity. You knew he had his good fastball and good command. Any reliever that comes in could have no stuff that night, or be a little off.

    And by not using Mo he is available for a more dire situation. Which you pointed out.

    On the other hand, a better situation might not present itself in a timely manner and eventually Mo has to pitch.

  813. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    “Aceves is an indictment against Cashman”

    ————

    or possibly the trainers if they convinced Cashman that Aceves was a risk to stay healthy after having health issues for much of last season.

    the Yanks were cursed by having a deep farm system and having to protect more players than most on the 40 man… they didn’t have a spot for Ace unless they were sure he’d be healthy.

    I just wish Ace went anywhere but Boston.

  814. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    If you want a potential best case trade deadline upgrade, you should hope Cashman convinces the Mets that they can trade players across town and then welcome in Johan Santana and Carlos Beltran.

  815. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    How many pitches did Colon throw tonight?

  816. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    When did Tex turn into Giambi?

  817. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    this is depressing

  818. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Tex is overpaid, but then again who in baseball isn’t??

  819. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Is this offense ever going to wake up?

  820. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    When was Tex last hit?

    Yesterday.

  821. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    By the way I’m not saying they’d be game changing upgrades, but those guys will probably be very available come July.

  822. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “the Yanks were cursed by having a deep farm system and having to protect more players than most on the 40 man…”

    ———–

    like Kevin Russo :)

  823. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    doubla-

    Not saying that the Yanks are going to be World Series Champs. Imo, they will make the playoffs. And I said that I believe that Martin will be a very big asset in the playoffs. Just my opinion. Right now they do not look good. But they are still only 2 out.

  824. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    yesterday was an anomaly…today is more of the same….and now Grandy’s not hitting either : (

  825. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t know about Santana . .but a big yes to Beltran

  826. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    As usual the 3, 4 hitters come up in a tight game and do absolutely NOTHING !

  827. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    nice swing robbie, the blind rod carew

  828. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Our 3 4 5 was downright scary there…

  829. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    That was a classic Cano at bat. It’s amazing how many at bats he mails in.

  830. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    30 pitches last 13 PAs for Cano.

  831. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Big bats my @$$

  832. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    3-4-5 go down very weakly….

    just tough to watch.

  833. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    They are doomed to lose tonight.

  834. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Aceves given up for a 40 man slot? U see the end of that? Some guy named Garrison. Aceves is versatile n proven. For a mil they should gave rolled dice

  835. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    “On the other hand, a better situation might not present itself in a timely manner and eventually Mo has to pitch.”

    ————–

    that’s true, of course. I don’t think it had quite reached that point yet.

    Knowing the Yanks are in a long stretch of games with no days off, I’d tend to want to save the relievers when possible.

  836. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    again,

    P May 18th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    How many pitches did Colon throw tonight?

  837. Tyler May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I’d definitely look closely at Beltran. I wouldn’t give up a premium prospect for him but if he can be had for a C+ to B level prospect, I’d pull the trigger. I think he’d be a great addition.

  838. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Normally I would say 2 more weeks until Tex starts hitting since June is the new May for him but since he had a decent April July might be the new June for him

  839. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    How many pitches did Colon throw tonight?

    http://www.mlb.com

  840. ZMAN May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Getting real tired of Tex

    When we’re leading by 6, he’ll get 3 hits and drive in 5. Other times, he is invisible.

    For once, can FA hitter actually do for NY what he did for other teams and not regress?

  841. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    sunny615May 18th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Big bats my @$$
    ________________

    Yup Sterling mentioned earlier in the game that if Granderson bunted it would be okay because Tex was coming up. As if anyone fears Texiera coming up to bat with his current subpar playing

  842. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Another game the Gitmo detainees should be forced to watch….

  843. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Ace,

    I dont disagree. I loved Aceves here.

    But back issues are tricky and Cashman, for whatever reason, was spooked by the thought of using a 40 man spot for a guy who might be injured on and off all season.

    Like I said, wish he signed anywhere else.

  844. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Another game the Gitmo detainees should be forced to watch…

    LOL LOL

  845. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Let’s face facts. This team isn’t very good. Can’t hit. No clutch hits. Pen has blown 7 games. Tough div. Staring at 85 wins tops. That’s assuming the SP stays this good

  846. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Pete Abe has reported that Ace is a bit of a malcontent.

    Maybe the Yanks were just sick of dealing with him?

  847. rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    It’s a team with a lot of holes. Terrible offense, bad bullpen and average strating pitching.

  848. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    guys. . .this game isn’t over yet ! .. . it feels like it though . . lol

  849. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    How the HELL did cano win a gold glove?????

  850. 38HotDogs May 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    The regression of Robbie Cano continues….

  851. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    P -

    How many pitches did Colon throw tonight?

    —————————–

    85 I think.

    According to Girardi’s binder, he did not have 11 more left in him for the 9th.

  852. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I live in Seattle…lately the Yankee’s have been feeling/playing like the Mariners….and that’s hard to do! Think I’ll go turn the M’s game on…….

  853. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Tough play but Cano needs to throw that particular glove in the Bronx River.

  854. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Oh boy leadoff man on again for the birds. Playing with fire again.

  855. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Wow 87 pitches and Joe took him out !!!!!

    My Dad has Joe’s number stored in his mobile phone.. I feel like crank calling him tonight !

  856. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    There goes the game

  857. EA May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Pete Abe has reported that Ace is a bit of a malcontent.

    Maybe the Yanks were just sick of dealing with him?

    ———-

    Can’t be worse than Soriano.

    Maybe those two malcontents would be friends in the bullpen.

  858. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Cano?!?!!?!??!

  859. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    When we’re leading by 6, he’ll get 3 hits and drive in 5. Other times, he is invisible.

    Seems like he contributed greatly to the yankees leading by 6. You can say the same thing about everyone. In wins the team bats .300 in losses .190

  860. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    C’mon Yankees!!

  861. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Our infielders should be issued body armor with thus bum pitching…

  862. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Back issue or not he’s obv helping Boston. Think he’d be better than Buddy Mop up Carlyle?

  863. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I would like to see Girardi pull Cano from a game very soon. His half ass play defense is really bad and he mails in too many at bats.

  864. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    “I’d definitely look closely at Beltran. I wouldn’t give up a premium prospect for him but if he can be had for a C+ to B level prospect, I’d pull the trigger. I think he’d be a great addition.”

    ———-

    they got Berkman last season for Melancon (who has worked out quite well for Houston.)

    I’d see it as similar to that with the Yanks having to add a second tier prospect.

    The fact that the prospects hte Yankees are trading away are having success (Melancon, Dunn, Clippard, Kennedy, Coke, etc etc) is going to help them acquire guys without giving up as many pieces in return, I think.

  865. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!

  866. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    # LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Pete Abe has reported that Ace is a bit of a malcontent.

    Maybe the Yanks were just sick of dealing with him?

    ————–

    makes sense that they brought in a great clubhouse guy like soriano. ;)

  867. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Come on Loui !!!!

  868. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    In other news, Jake Peavy just threw a 1-0 complete game. Guess Ozzie does not have the same Binder as Joe.

  869. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    LOL

    We are waiting for disaster to happen. geez.

  870. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Defense!!

  871. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I hate to say this, but with Ayala, its just a matter of time.

  872. sunny615 May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Ayala looked like a chicken with it’s head cut off going after that bunt.

  873. RMS May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    If you want a potential best case trade deadline upgrade, you should hope Cashman convinces the Mets that they can trade players across town and then welcome in Johan Santana and Carlos Beltran

    ———————————————————-
    Beltran, yes. Santana has not even pitched this season.

  874. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Jerkface,

    Forget about his final numbers. Watching him hit day in and day out can you honestly say this is the player you thought we were getting when we signed him?

  875. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Ayala adds so much value to this team. I mean he is fantastic.

  876. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    makes sense that they brought in a great clubhouse guy like soriano. ;)

    ——————-

    :D

    Hey, Cashman didn’t want Soriano either!

  877. EA May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Cano looks like 2008 Cano, not even the 2009 version. At least the 2009 version could field. This version can’t field, can’t hit in the clutch, doesn’t walk, and isn’t even hitting .300.

  878. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    # P May 18th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Wow 87 pitches and Joe took him out !!!!!

    My Dad has Joe’s number stored in his mobile phone.. I feel like crank calling him tonight !

    ———————————————

    everyone has his number, 917-bgdoosh

  879. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    the Red Sox lucked out and missed Britton with the rainout last night.

    tonight, they luck out with rain and Coke has to leave after 7 STRONG scoreless innings and just 78 pitches.

  880. EA May 18th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    “I would like to see Girardi pull Cano from a game very soon. His half ass play defense is really bad and he mails in too many at bats.”

    The guy mailed it most of 2008 and it took him till we were out of it in late September to bench him.

  881. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t have a good feeling here…

  882. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    “I hate to say this, but with Ayala, its just a matter of time.”

    —————

    isnt that the case with most relief pitchers?

  883. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    probably a WO HR

  884. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Lets get out this Loui !! you can do it

  885. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Joe’s wife just tweeted that he left the binder at home. So there you have it, if you were wondering why he went to Mo, he didn’t know what else to do.

  886. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Tar May 18th, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    “I understand what you’re saying about Colon, and I sympathize, but the percentage move was to go get Mo”

    Ghost

    I agree.

    BUT if the percentage is like 51% – 49% and the man has pitched his butt off, you let him finish the game. Otherwise see Randy’s above quote.
    =======================

    Actually, I agree with all of this. I too wanted to see Colon get the complete game. However, a 1-run lead, stranding a runner on third in each of the two previous innings, and Colon’s propensity for surrendering the long ball all argued against letting him finish it. And we really need to get some wins, after the way they’ve been playing lately.

  887. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    This team is in desperate need of a shot in the arm, both emotionally and offensively. How much longer do we leave Montero in the minors? His arb. clock won’t be affected at this point, he’s hitting well over .300 despite just the two homers, Cervelli provides absolutely nothing behind the plate offensively or defensively…It’s just about time guys.

  888. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    It would be comical if the Yanks lose this game because of an error/misplay on a ball. The effort is not there 100%.

  889. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    riple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Jerkface,

    Forget about his final numbers. Watching him hit day in and day out can you honestly say this is the player you thought we were getting when we signed him?

    ———————————-

    i agree triple…he’s a hollow player. i have seen this convo before with jerkface…he doesnt use the eye test, he uses his binders, you wont get him to compromise here.

  890. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Forget about his final numbers. Watching him hit day in and day out can you honestly say this is the player you thought we were getting when we signed him?

    I thought the yankees were signing a switch hitting catcher that hits 30+ HRs and drives in 100 runs and plays good defense. I don’t know what to tell you guys, man. You’re looking at everything under a microscope and ignoring when he does well by handwaving it away or completely forgetting it. The guys better than Tex were unavailable.

    If I had to say something about Tex, its that I didn’t realize he was so vulnerable to curves and change ups.

  891. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    throw it in the dirt here, need a block from martin

  892. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Is this guy related to Danny Ayala?

  893. BTX May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    White Sox lead 1-0 entering 9th inning. Peavy pitches 8 shutout innings and Guillen lets him throw the CG SHO.

    Now that’s a real manager. Though to be fair, I think most managers, with MO in the pen would do the same. Only a few teams have lockdown closers.

  894. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    he doesnt use the eye test, he uses his binders, you wont get him to compromise here.

    You guys are blind to his 100 RBIs and 100 runs. Don’t talk to me about eye test.

  895. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    thanks Tex…at least he’s playing good D

  896. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    should read first baseman not catcher :x

  897. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    This is painful to watch.
    What was A-ROD thinking?

  898. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    RMS-

    He’s getting close to throwing off a rubber, and it isn’t even June yet. If he can make a couple of starts before the deadline, he is a low cost/high reward pick up. We can take whatever is left of his deal off the Mets’ hands, same with Beltran, and they can have 3 C to C+ prospects. If they want better players, they can pick up the money.

  899. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Might as well give Alex a CT scan to go with the MRI on his hip because he appears to have some brain damage.

  900. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Carlo >>

    i agree triple…he’s a hollow player. i have seen this convo before with jerkface…he doesnt use the eye test, he uses his binders, you wont get him to compromise here.

    LOL

    ———-

    Arod’s tired he wanted to throw that one away on purpose !

  901. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Tex just save the game.

  902. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I really don’t want to see Logan…no faith in him at all…this is a D-Rob situation too bad he’s not available

  903. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    why did A-rod even throw the ball….gosh…anyways you knew that when Ayala came in the game we were down for the count unless (our awful offense could score first)

  904. timmyb72 May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    am I the only one that sometimes just wants to slap Girardi for his decisions?

  905. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Might as well give Alex a CT scan to go with the MRI on his hip because he appears to have some brain damage.

    LOL LOL

  906. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    How many ‘bad’ losses is this already this yr? 6? We all overrated this team. Old. Pen is terrible. Only 3 power arms. Don’t grind out at bats.

  907. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Now Joe is going with another hero. LOL

    might as well just take a break for a week watching this team.

  908. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Too bad Arod couldn’t get the ball out of his glove with grandpa Vlad running that would be an easy out at 1st base.

  909. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    well it comes down to this.. Odds are against us. Thank You Girardi!

  910. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    BOOM! Logan coming in..

  911. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    # Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    he doesnt use the eye test, he uses his binders, you wont get him to compromise here.

    You guys are blind to his 100 RBIs and 100 runs. Don’t talk to me about eye test.

    ————————

    no need to get aggressive man, i wasnt disrespecting you. just pointing out that you look at tex differently than others. he bats 3rd in the yankee lineup…….sounds like a good spot to drive in runs and be driven in.

  912. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    “White Sox lead 1-0 entering 9th inning. Peavy pitches 8 shutout innings and Guillen lets him throw the CG SHO.”

    Considering that this guy just came off the DL and has a history of arm problems, I don’t know that I would have made the same decision. It worked tonight, but we’ll see how long it is before Peavy is injured again.

  913. nhyankeefan May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This team is an embarrassment both on the field and in the front office.

    It is time for CASHman to go and bring in a new perspective on personnel.

  914. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    can’t hate going to mo, even though colon was a good option too.

    god forbid our offense shows up, or we can play defense.

  915. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    good thing the yankees didn’t have a converted outfielder/ catcher learning first base .

  916. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Good and almost bad from Alex there

  917. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Logan? ok, we can watch NBA now.

  918. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Might as well give Alex a CT scan to go with the MRI on his hip because he appears to have some brain damage.
    =======================

    LOL! That’s a bit harsh. At least he got to the ball.

  919. Mike Ri May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Come on Logan .!! just believe in yourself

  920. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    “anyways you knew that when Ayala came in the game we were down for the count”

    ———

    Does Ayala really look that bad?

    grounder to cano that he should/could ahve handled.

    ARod should make that play considering how slow Vlady is.

    plus the intentional walk.

    that’s it.

  921. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    “”Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    he doesnt use the eye test, he uses his binders, you wont get him to compromise here.

    You guys are blind to his 100 RBIs and 100 runs. Don’t talk to me about eye test.”””

    ———-

    Coming from the guy that 3 nights ago said, “Tex is playing very well”. LOL ! Nice try Jerkie !

  922. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I would of left Ayala out there. He has good movement and might of been able to get a DP. Logan stinks and won’t get out of this.

  923. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Lefties hitting .310 against our lefty specialist.

  924. BBFan May 18th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    It is almost like anything that can go wrong is going wrong today.

  925. ConcernedCitizen May 18th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    *face palm* I get to watch a handful of games a month and this is the game I stumble upon. Painful. Just awful all around.

  926. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Luke Scott has 2 hits this year vs LHP.

  927. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    prove me wrong Logan

  928. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    LGY -

    I guess something has to give here.

  929. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    now if i were russell martin , i’d ask scott to see his birth certificate.

  930. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Jerkface,

    Swisher came close to the numbers last year and I would rather see anyone else up in a playoff game in a big spot then him.

    30 and a 100 hitting third on the Yankees does nothing for me

  931. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Logan has looked much better lately.

    of course he looked terrible to start the season

  932. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    “It is almost like anything that can go wrong is going wrong today.”

    just today??

  933. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    randy l,

    lol

  934. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Scott hit that ball hard.

  935. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    wow, one down…
    can he get two?

  936. timmyb72 May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    huge, huge K by Logan!!!

  937. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    HUge K!!!

  938. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    If Logan couldn’t get Scott out he may as well have packed his bags and gone home.

  939. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Logan has no faith in his fastball.

  940. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    i can’t take this *ish

  941. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Red Sox saved by rain again

    bullpen gives up the games first run

    1-0 Boston

  942. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Wieters has more hits with RISP than our team does in May…

  943. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    no need to get aggressive man, i wasnt disrespecting you. just pointing out that you look at tex differently than others. he bats 3rd in the yankee lineup…….sounds like a good spot to drive in runs and be driven in.

    You’re being aggressive by making some statement like I am not here watching every game. He doesn’t get a hit when you expect or want it and suddenly he is hollow garbage. I choose to remember his walkoff in the ALDS, his big HR against boston in 09. He has killed Danny Bard, the probable future closer of the Red Sox. He has hit almost all of his HRs this year when tied or behind.

  944. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I hate when they have Logan face righties

  945. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Want some good news? I personally had no idea about this, but Marte has a 450k buy out after this season! YAAAAAAAAAY

  946. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    GS

  947. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    and…..

  948. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    yes, fk, yes, let win this game now you bums.

  949. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    wow, we got out of this!

  950. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    good job, logan!

  951. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Righties are actually hitting .125 against him.

  952. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Wow. Logan got out of it.

  953. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Wow, didn’t think they’d get out of that.

  954. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Wow….how about 1 stinking run?

  955. timmyb72 May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    you don’t take anything for granted with Logan, even if he blows this game that K of Scott was big.

  956. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you Logan for proving me wrong!!!!!!

    Let’s go Yankees!!!

    C’mon bottom of the lineup!!!

  957. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    PHEW

  958. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    you can’t predict baseball

  959. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Thank God for our righty specialist. ;)

  960. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    OMG,OMG,OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how did we get out of that……………please bats, please we need runs we will prolly not survive another tied inning

  961. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    you know your having a great fantasy season when you have 3 wins in the past 3 + weeks

  962. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Good job Logan. Now is it possible for these guys to score a run or is that too much to ask?

  963. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    tying run up for Toronto, down 1 2 outs bottom 9

    Bautista on deck!!!

    Farnsworth….

  964. timmyb72 May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    3 youngsters coming up before the lineup turns over to the dinosaurs, lets go!!!!

  965. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    The good luck charm gets a hit

  966. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Yeah Dickerson!!

  967. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Atta kid Dicky!!!

  968. RS May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    The sad part is that the one run the Yankees scored was unearned.

  969. BTX May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I’d bring Noesi in to get the save

  970. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    wow, Farnsworth looks as good as ever

    ERA down to 1.76

    another save and win for Tampa

  971. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    # Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    no need to get aggressive man, i wasnt disrespecting you. just pointing out that you look at tex differently than others. he bats 3rd in the yankee lineup…….sounds like a good spot to drive in runs and be driven in.

    You’re being aggressive by making some statement like I am not here watching every game. He doesn’t get a hit when you expect or want it and suddenly he is hollow garbage. I choose to remember his walkoff in the ALDS, his big HR against boston in 09. He has killed Danny Bard, the probable future closer of the Red Sox. He has hit almost all of his HRs this year when tied or behind.

    ————–

    I’m saying i’m not being aggressive so obviously i’m not being aggressive. i know you watch every game but its obvious you rely on stats more so than situations and value. yeah, he homered off mijares and he homered off bard in 2009, they were big home runs. that said, we have no need to bullet point a list of “huge hits in the tex yankee era”.

  972. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    dickerson needs to replace swisher.

  973. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Put Dickerson or Noonie in RF, dump Hollywood Swisher

  974. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    The binder says bunt

  975. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    of course the Yanks bunt, don;t know why cause its not like the next batter will knock in the RISP (feel free to prove me wrong Yankees)

  976. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Lose the Dh if posada ph’ts for nuney

  977. BTX May 18th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Have to bunt here. Give Martin/Jeter the opp. to drive him in with a base hit

  978. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Let Gardy hit! Stupid play. Wasted an out.

  979. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    ok this time i’ll take the sacrifice.

  980. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    at least a bunt there isnt as bad… yanks need to luck out and get a hit

  981. timmyb72 May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    no bunts please

  982. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    bunting again YES!!!!!

  983. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Good wasted out.

    Gardy is only hitting 400 in last 70 ab’s. Unreal

  984. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Bunts R Us

  985. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I’m saying i’m not being aggressive so obviously i’m not being aggressive. i know you watch every game but its obvious you rely on stats more so than situations and value. yeah, he homered off mijares and he homered off bard in 2009, they were big home runs. that said, we have no need to bullet point a list of “huge hits in the tex yankee era”.

    You obviously need a bullet pointed list since you’re having difficulty remembering these things. I go to stats in discussions because if everyone simply went by what they thought they remembered we’d get no where.

    You can’t go PA to PA in baseball. There is too much failure. I could beat a dead jeter real bad by doing that.

  986. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    c’mon Russ

  987. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Unless the Yanks hit a homerun it looks like they won’t be winning this game

  988. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    your best hitter was gardner in that inning

  989. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    “Stupid play. Wasted an out.”

    —————-

    bunting typical helps prevent a big(ger) inning.

    if you are playing for 1 run, bunting isn’t a terrible play.

    at some point, your hitters need to hit with RISP. if they don’t, you weren’t gonna win anyway.

  990. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Tex is hitting like .280 in his last 10 games, just not with the kind of power we expect but its the middle of may.

  991. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    That was a ball.

  992. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    your best hitter was gardner in that inning
    ====================

    Yep.

  993. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Good spot for Noesi’s big league debut…

  994. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    oops i forgot martin pinch hit for cervelli my bad

  995. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The bunt is moronic. It’s dumb. How is wasted outs in clueless’ binder?

  996. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Why can’t we get a double down the line or in the gap? We haven’t gotten a great hit like that in forever!

  997. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Papelbon vs VMart, Peralta, Avila

    cmon Detroit

  998. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Yes!

  999. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    A HIT? REALLY? HOLY COW.

  1000. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Good thing we gave him a free out right???

  1001. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    And it comes down to Jeter

  1002. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Ladies and Gentleman,

    The only way you manage a base hit, and still avoid getting the run in.

  1003. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Carlo>>

    “I’m saying i’m not being aggressive so obviously i’m not being aggressive. i know you watch every game but its obvious you rely on stats more so than situations and value. yeah, he homered off mijares and he homered off bard in 2009, they were big home runs. that said, we have no need to bullet point a list of “huge hits in the tex yankee era”.”

    >>>

    Leave the know-it-all and arrogant Jerkface alone, he is never wrong and his stats from baseball-reference he frequents never lie.

    Jerkie>> the ego and denial makes your stay here is tiresome.

  1004. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I’ll take it! Good job, Russell.

  1005. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    grrrreat….
    on jeter now.

  1006. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I’m saying i’m not being aggressive so obviously i’m not being aggressive. i know you watch every game but its obvious you rely on stats more so than situations and value. yeah, he homered off mijares and he homered off bard in 2009, they were big home runs. that said, we have no need to bullet point a list of “huge hits in the tex yankee era”.

    You obviously need a bullet pointed list since you’re having difficulty remembering these things. I go to stats in discussions because if everyone simply went by what they thought they remembered we’d get no where.

    ——————-

    you’re clearly aggravated tonight. i said, you don’t need bullet points, meaning the tex big hits list could be read easily in paragraph form.

    now heres a guy who never gets a hit when it matters. last big hit 2001

  1007. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Lucky hit for Martin!

  1008. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Oh great Jeter in an rbi spot

  1009. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Very Jeterian hit by Martin

  1010. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Come on chopper up the middle

  1011. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    DEREK JETER!!!!!

  1012. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    this is where the captain shines…
    late inning RISP opps.

  1013. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Jeter needs this one.

  1014. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    lol, the 2nd swing…..

    nuff said

  1015. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Bunting is NL Bull poop. Esp with Nunez Martin n heter up

  1016. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Jeter .162 with RISP

  1017. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    at least he didn’t dp

  1018. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 18th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Jeter’s RISP average is .162.

  1019. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    A slow roller to third. Thank god we gave up an out

  1020. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Of course.

  1021. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    anyone is surprised?

    LOL

  1022. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    VMart leadoff double off Papelbon

  1023. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    i am shocked…
    by shocked, i mean not shocked at all.

  1024. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I hate that I have lost my faith in Jeter.

  1025. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I thought he’d at least hit it to a middle infielder. He couldn’t even roll over on one that far.

  1026. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    “””
    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    Tex is hitting like .280 in his last 10 games, just not with the kind of power we expect but its the middle of may.””

    >>

    WHAT PLANET ARE YOU ON ????? TEX IS HITTING .230 in his last 10. If you’re gonna quote stats.. QUOTE THEM CORRECTLY ! What you you have to lie now to not admit you are wrong !!

  1027. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    It’s pathetic how bad this offense is…A pitcher could hit the ball harder than Jeter….

  1028. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    and that is why ladies and gentlemen you don’t bunt aka give up a free out

  1029. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    3 more years of Kaptain Nubber….

  1030. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    0 for the last decade in game winning opportunities.

  1031. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    And the little Derek Jeter who can’t hit a ball out of the infield strikes again.. PATHETIC !

  1032. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    not sure why Detroit didnt bunt VMart to 3rd with no outs

    now Peralta down 0-2

  1033. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Jeter’s not making it easy to be a supporter right now.

  1034. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Chalk up another useless sacrifice bunt.

  1035. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Great, Major League debut here. Hang on!

  1036. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    WHAT PLANET ARE YOU ON ????? TEX IS HITTING .230 in his last 10. If you’re gonna quote stats.. QUOTE THEM CORRECTLY ! What you you have to lie now to not admit you are wrong !!

    .282 .378 .385 .762

    http://www.baseball-reference......g_gamelogs

    May 7 to 17

  1037. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    “Stupid play. Wasted an out.”

    —————-

    bunting typical helps prevent a big(ger) inning.

    if you are playing for 1 run, bunting isn’t a terrible play.

    at some point, your hitters need to hit with RISP. if they don’t, you weren’t gonna win anyway.

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

    All true. However, playing on the road, I would let Gardner swing away in that situation in the hope of pushing across more than 1 run, especially with the way that he’s been hitting lately.

  1038. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    So a triple a scrub is in. Great

  1039. BTX May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    This offense is dreadful, almost as bad as the bullpen

  1040. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    So now this guy has only been sitting on a bench for like 11 days without facing hitters right? And its his Major League debut? Yeah this’ll work out.

  1041. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Nosei?

  1042. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    It’s really annoying that Jeter gets the most at bats out of anyone on the team and he is their worst hitter and never even hits the ball hard.

  1043. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    WO HR

  1044. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    so sick of them bunting to put a guy in position for a jeter ground ball out…
    someone should just punch girardi out and overrule him.
    jeter cannot hit in this position..

  1045. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Alex Avila one sac fly away from tying the game.

  1046. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    “””
    syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    and that is why ladies and gentlemen you don’t bunt aka give up a free out”””

    >>

    Joe will just keep on bunting this way.. he’s done it 20x now with no success.. he’ll keep doing it because his book tells him you are supposed to.

  1047. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Jeyer sucks with RISP….and he’s our designated hitter tonight….he’s also guaranteed the most at bats on our team, leading off…someone STOP THE INSANITY!!!!

  1048. Wang IS Taiwan May 18th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    I hate that I have lost my faith in Jeter.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    As soon as I saw there were two outs and Jete was up to bat, I lost all hope. That makes me sad.

  1049. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    “Jeyer sucks with RISP”

    —————-

    WHO is hitting with RISP on the Yanks right now?

    it’s a team wide issue.

  1050. BA May 18th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Anyone remember the last time Jeter got a big hit to drive in a run late in a close game? Seriously, I can’t recall one in years, and I watch every game.

  1051. RS May 18th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Noesi has good stuff

  1052. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hollowmen on this team:

    Tex
    Swisher
    Jeter
    Cano
    A-rod
    Posada
    Gardner
    Martin
    Granderson

    oh crap

  1053. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Anyone remember the last time Jeter got a big hit to drive in a run late in a close game? Seriously, I can’t recall one in years, and I watch every game.
    ___
    The only regular without a pie since they started that.

  1054. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Derek Jeter a Hall of Famer, if he had any pride he would quit after he gets his 3000 hit an infield dribbler the last game of the season.

  1055. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Ghost,

    Yup you need a big inning because you don’t know if one run is enough for what is left in the bullpen

  1056. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “Noesi has good stuff”

    ————–

    we’ll see

    that curveball left alot to be desired.

    i wanna see the next one with better break and location

  1057. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Atta boy, Noesi!

  1058. CB May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    How Johnson decided to work Jeter that inning really speaks volumes for where the scouting report is on Jeter.

  1059. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    WHO is hitting with RISP on the Yanks right now?

    Tex .292 .455 .708 1.163 :twisted:

    But with Jeter batting ahead of him there aren’t many RISP opportunities. Granderson is doing allright as well. .303 .368 .636 1.005

  1060. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Jerkface>>

    Try trusting your eyes buddy.. those stats are WRONG !!!! LOLOLOLOL !!

    >>>

    http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.....ype=career

    DATE OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG
    05/08/2011 @TEX 5 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 .259
    05/10/2011 KC 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .263
    05/11/2011 KC 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .263
    05/12/2011 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262
    05/13/2011 BOS 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252
    05/14/2011 BOS 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 .254
    05/15/2011 BOS 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 .259
    05/16/2011 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
    05/17/2011 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .254
    05/18/2011 BAL 4 0 - 0 0 1 1 - .247

    TOTALS 39 1 9 1 3 6 6 0 .231

  1061. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Reynolds read my lips-F#*%

  1062. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Noesi on pace for 10,000 k’s for his career. J/k

  1063. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Ac1,

    Po hasn;t have pie either

  1064. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    When Jeter gets up with RISP and 2 outs, I know I can safely get up and use the toilet without the fear of missing anything….

  1065. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “WHO is hitting with RISP on the Yanks right now?

    Tex .292 .455 .708 1.163″

    ————

    JF, stop with the pro-Tex hogwash :)

    who cares what the stats say?!?

  1066. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Walking 9 hitter. Sinful.

  1067. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Try trusting your eyes buddy.. those stats are WRONG !!!! LOLOLOLOL !!

    I listed the available stats on baseball-reference, sorry I did not say ‘not including today’. Hitters are not allowed 0fers I guess?

  1068. ChokeXOnXFailure May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    First three pitches were strikes. I don’t like complaining about umpires, but this guy is the worst.

  1069. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Po hasn;t have pie either

    Yes he has…
    Once.
    I dont remember the date though.

  1070. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    btw, Detroit laid down and got in the fetal position against Boston

    1-0 Sox win.

    rain really helped the Sox out for a second straight night

  1071. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Anyone else have the sick desire to get Austin Jackson, Mark Reynolds, Adam Dunn, and Ryan Howard on the same team and in that order in the batting order and just see what happens?

  1072. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Po hasn;t have pie either

    Yes he has…
    Once.
    I dont remember the date though.
    ___

    JUly 4, 2009.

  1073. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    “””DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    Jeyer sucks with RISP….and he’s our designated hitter tonight….he’s also guaranteed the most at bats on our team, leading off…someone STOP THE INSANITY!!!!”””

    >>>

    For God’s sake man.. you aint kidding.. Joe has to move him already.. it’s absurd !

  1074. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Noesi getting no love from the ump

  1075. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Ugggh.

  1076. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Granderson is 0 for his last 9, maybe you’d like to cry about him as well, P?

  1077. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    He’s a AAA average guy. Reason he hadnt pitched

  1078. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Nice throw.

  1079. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Walks kill

  1080. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    P May 18th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Jerkface>>

    Try trusting your eyes buddy.. those stats are WRONG !!!! LOLOLOLOL !!

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

    First, you’re kind of acting like a jerk.

    Second, you’re wrong. In the last 10 games, Tex is 11 for 39, which yields a BA of .282.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....k-teixeira

  1081. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    “””D (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    “WHO is hitting with RISP on the Yanks right now?

    Tex .292 .455 .708 1.163?

    ————

    JF, stop with the pro-Tex hogwash

    who cares what the stats say?!?”””

    >>>

    Especially when his stats are wrong ! but he is so computer smart, he should realize that Baseball-reference has nightly jobs that import the database of stats and nothing can ever go wrong with that.. after all, there data consistency checks are equal to the stock markets !

  1082. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    P is really living up to his name, his posts reek of it.

    *NAME REVERSAL!*

  1083. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Come on just get an out here

  1084. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    LMAO. Fake to 3rd & 1st with no one on 1st!

  1085. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Especially when his stats are wrong ! but he is so computer smart, he should realize that Baseball-reference has nightly jobs that import the database of stats and nothing can ever go wrong with that.. after all, there data consistency checks are equal to the stock markets !

    Your stats include today, which isn’t over yet. My stats are the last 10 COMPLETED GAMES. I say again, you lack self-awareness.

  1086. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Too big a moment for him

  1087. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    these all look like strikes.

  1088. Against All Odds May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    3-0

  1089. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    That was a strike

  1090. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Noesi hasn’t pitched since May 8th or he would be sharper.

  1091. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    who needs strikes

  1092. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I am acting like a jerk to mr know-it-all..

    second those stats are aggregated from teh same data service, and they are WRONG !!!

    I guess i need to paste the CORRECT stats again for you brightsy’s.

    >>>

    TEX’s LAST 10 GAME STATS:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.....ype=career

    Status: Active
    Born: 4/11/1980 in Annapolis, MD
    Bats/Throws: S/R HT: 6’3” WT: 220 Bio >
    Debut: 4/1/2003 College: Georgia Tech
    Last 10 Upcoming Quick Splits
    DATE OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG
    05/08/2011 @TEX 5 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 .259
    05/10/2011 KC 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .263
    05/11/2011 KC 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .263
    05/12/2011 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262
    05/13/2011 BOS 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252
    05/14/2011 BOS 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 .254
    05/15/2011 BOS 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 .259
    05/16/2011 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
    05/17/2011 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .254
    05/18/2011 BAL 4 0 - 0 0 1 1 - .247
    TOTALS 39 1 9 1 3 6 6 0 .231

  1093. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    This ump is really squeezing him

  1094. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Noesi getting robbed in the zone.

  1095. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    second those stats are aggregated from teh same data service, and they are WRONG !!!

    They are not, today is the 18th, which is not a completed game, my stats go from May 7 to May 17th, which are the last 10 complete games Tex has played.

    You are really dumb.

  1096. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Jerkface..

    My stats include today .. but that doesn’t count????? I say again, use your eyes !!!!

    loser.

  1097. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I see the Sox pulled out a win. This would be a major disappointment to see the Yanks blow this one.

  1098. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Ugh. Gameday had two of those balls as strikes.

  1099. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Now you have to throw strikes

  1100. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    that was a 2-0 strike to Russ Martin last inning…

  1101. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Bring in CC to face Markakis

  1102. nhyankeefan May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Ok bring in the 2nd lefty…oh wait a minute we dont have one

    Way to go CASH

  1103. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    the Bulls Heat game looks like it’ll be a good ending…

    73-73 with just over 6 min to go

  1104. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Jerkface >>>

    TEx is hitting .231 including today .. HE IS PLAYING VERY WELL THO AIN HE??

    I AM REALLY DUMB, BECAUSE I CAN”T ADMIT WHEN A PLAYER IS PLAYING LIKE DOG POO !!

    You stepped in it JF, own it you spit wad.

  1105. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Ump owes us.

  1106. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    This ump is basically sick of working I guess.

  1107. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Can we start doing pies when we get walked off on? Maybe I run out of the crowd and throw a pie of sht in the guys face who played the worst that day?

  1108. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    One more, baby.

  1109. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Throw another off speed pitch

  1110. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    P -

    Who really cares?

  1111. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    nhyankeefan,

    Did you like the Feliciano signing?

  1112. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    You stepped in it JF, own it you spit wad.

    In his last 40 games Tex gets on base the most of anyone and is second on the team in HRs. Step in it.

  1113. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Nice job kid!

  1114. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Puedes, Hectito!

  1115. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Nice work.

  1116. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Girardi pushing all the right buttons.

  1117. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    how much longer can we get out of trouble without giving up a run. (Good job by the kid btw)

  1118. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    we might have a chance after all

  1119. JT May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    That was a very gutty job.

  1120. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    nice recovery Hector!!

  1121. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    okay Alex hit a 3 run shot

  1122. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Good job…Now take the ice off the bats…

  1123. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Yeah Noesi!!!

  1124. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Grandy
    Tex
    ARod

    they need/will get it done here

  1125. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Thank God…now can we please score….1 run in 12 innings is sad…

  1126. Chad Jennings May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I’ve written more game stories than I care to count tonight. Unreal. Those are some big pitches by Noesi.

  1127. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Can we get the kid a W? Tough spot to be put into. Hasn’t pitched. Tie game on road.

  1128. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I guess that the O’s are just as offensively challenged as the Yankees.

  1129. blake May 18th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Martin saved the game with that block….that was a tough play

  1130. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    JF – do u have jeters close and late numbers handy over the last 3 years aggregated?

  1131. BTX May 18th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    This is exactly why you do not trust young kids on the Yankees – they just can’t handle the pressure. This is a perfect spot for a guy like Carslyle. They could have brought up Millwood and used him as a long man in this spot.

    Veterans don’t get phased by the moment, they just calmly throw strikes.

  1132. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    JF – do u have jeters close and late numbers handy over the last 3 years aggregated?

    No but I wager they are terrible

  1133. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Jeter has an Edge….no clutch hits…..but an Edge!

  1134. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Who pitches the bottom of this inning for the Yankees. Not that impressed with Noesi’s curveball.

  1135. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Can someone on the Yanks hit a homerun please because otherwise they won’t score

  1136. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    glad Johnson is out of there

    they can hit Accardo

    fingers crossed at least

  1137. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Rally cap? Really Joba?

  1138. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Easy BTX. He did get out of it, and was really getting squeezed by the ump.

  1139. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Grandy!!!

  1140. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Yeah, we just need to find someone to take the other side of that wager and we could pocket a few bucks.

  1141. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    NOW WE BUNT RIGHT?! #groundforcommittment

  1142. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    No bunts. Thanks

  1143. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Bunt coming

  1144. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Tex bunting? No Joe…

  1145. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Tex isn’t bunting?!?!?!

  1146. P May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Jerkface>>

    I am done with you for tonight.. I don’t read posts that people try to make fit their point of view when they are wrong and can’t admit it.. even worse try to belittle others by manipulation of stats.. meet my ignore list.. you clown.

  1147. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    The bullpen has done a nice job of picking up Rivera tonight. I’ve got a feeling that we are going to pull out this game.

  1148. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Someones gonna have to hit a homer. Only way we score

  1149. JT May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    C’mon Teix hit one to Severna Park.

  1150. RS May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I see the Mets shut out the Nationals tonight so the Yanks are the only team left to not shut out their opponent

  1151. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Give Jobava rally monkey

  1152. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Let’s me guess an off speed pitch and Tex pops it up

  1153. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Hey Chad do you feel like you’ve just entered One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest when you post in here?

  1154. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I really hope Tex hits one out.

    For P.

  1155. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    In 6 innings the Yankees have had the leadoff man on and scored 1 unearned run.

  1156. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    “Someones gonna have to hit a homer. Only way we score”

    —————

    would have made more sense to say that prior to Granderson’s single

  1157. EA May 18th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I’d bring in Burnett to close.

    Save Sanit if Burnett blows it and we need a guy to pitch till his arm falls off.

  1158. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I think that I give Grandy a chance to take second here.

  1159. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I am done with you for tonight.. I don’t read posts that people try to make fit their point of view when they are wrong and can’t admit it.. even worse try to belittle others by manipulation of stats.. meet my ignore list.. you clown.

    -

    Your blatant manipulation of sample sizes in an attempt to demean Mark Teixeira have not gone unnoticed by all the yankee fans who can legally drive and drink alcohol.

  1160. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    This is exactly why you do not trust young kids on the Yankees – they just can’t handle the pressure. This is a perfect spot for a guy like Carslyle. They could have brought up Millwood and used him as a long man in this spot.

    Veterans don’t get phased by the moment, they just calmly throw strikes.

    —————–

    It was his major league debut and he got out of it. Give him a break.

  1161. EA May 18th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    With the way Tex is hitting, a bunt is not the worst thing in the world.

    Bunting with guys who are hot like Gardner and Dickerson makes no sense.

  1162. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    I would send Granderson here

  1163. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    tex HR

  1164. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I am done with you for tonight.. I don’t read posts that people try to make fit their point of view when they are wrong and can’t admit it.. even worse try to belittle others by manipulation of stats.. meet my ignore list.. you clown.

    —————-

    Isn’t it past your bedtime?

  1165. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    how does Tex take that. wow

  1166. RS May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Great baserunning by Grandy

  1167. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    well, almost as good as HR

  1168. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    good job tex.
    just put the bat on it.

  1169. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Tex never gets big hits :roll:

  1170. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    JF – what is the legal age for driving and drinking alcohol?

    Yeah baby yeah! Come on Al. Another hit for the Tex mantle piece.

  1171. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    We are set up..MUST score..MUST

  1172. JT May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Grandy not fooled by the decoy.

  1173. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Teixeira hitting .272 over his last 11 games.

  1174. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Inspired by his “goal-saving” D, Teix finally gets a hit!

  1175. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    To be safe? Need a 3 run homer

  1176. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Tex with runners on this season

    .321 .409 .732

  1177. BA May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    A sac fly… my kingdom for a sac fly

  1178. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    glad we didn’t bunt there

  1179. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Yes!! Hopefully Arod can get Granderson in because I don’t have faith in Cano.

  1180. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    YES! Grandy at third, no outs, there is a slight chance we get a run.

    Hope Alex hasn’t used up all his hits for the night.

  1181. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Add that to your stats P.

  1182. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Oops. There goes Tex’s 0-fer tonight. Too bad…

  1183. CB May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    “Veterans don’t get phased by the moment, they just calmly throw strikes.”

    I’ve been extremely impressed this season with the poise, professionalism, heart and moxie Soriano the veteran has exhibited out on the mound.

  1184. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    “We are set up..MUST score..MUST”

    ————-

    ordinarily it wouldnt be necessary to even say this.

    but lately, yeah… they must score.

  1185. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    just get something to middle outfield.

  1186. luis May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    An Abomb??

  1187. blake May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Yay Tex

  1188. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Does ARod bunt here?

  1189. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Let’s go Arod!!!

  1190. 38HotDogs May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    if we can drive in a run from 3rd with 4-5-6 and 0 outs – that should be an automatic loss, just call the game

  1191. JT May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    A-Rod looks comfy.

  1192. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Jeter was great with late and close in 2009.

    He has been abysmal in 2010-2011.

  1193. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’ve written more game stories than I care to count tonight. Unreal.

    —————————————————————————–

    I’ll take “Colon pitches 3-hit shutout” for 500$ Alex.

  1194. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    can we score a couple please…and thank you : )

  1195. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    good news…

    tomorrow, robertson and joba are available!!!!

    WOOOOOOO

  1196. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    come on, come on, come on, come on, please please me, oh yeah….

  1197. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    CB – outstanding re soriano

  1198. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    somebody feed Alex some popcorn…

    let’s go

  1199. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    P didn’t see that hit because as a fetus still gestating in the womb, his eyes have not achieved full development to interpret the light entering them.

  1200. P May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    LGY,

    You really shoudl stay out of it. But you are so mature yourself just budding in with a real mature comment right??

    you’re on the ignore list for the night too, since you’re playing mommy for the know-it-all.

  1201. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    WHAT AN AWFUL CALL

  1202. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    fu*&

  1203. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Lol

  1204. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    THat wasn’t a strike. WTH is wrong with this umpire?

  1205. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    That was the worst possible outcome there Arod. Fail in big spot!

  1206. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Jeter was great with late and close in 2009.

    He has been abysmal in 2010-2011.

    Just doing math using windows calculator and not including stuff like SH and HBP, Jeters 09 would prop up his 11 and 10 numbers to near a .300 average

  1207. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    If cano grounds into a first pitch double play my cell is going through my tv. This will be expensive.

  1208. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    he called that a ball to Tex

  1209. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    How did Arod take that pitch??? Unreal…

  1210. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Another inconsistent zone…

  1211. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I’ve been extremely impressed this season with the poise, professionalism, heart and moxie Soriano the veteran has exhibited out on the mound.

    ————–

    Owned.

  1212. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    LOL

    sorry pal, A-ROd is back to old form.

  1213. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    What a terrible call. After squeezing Noesi all inning.

  1214. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    orioles just called him the hot hitting cano…

    HA

  1215. EA May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    “Jeter was great with late and close in 2009.

    He has been abysmal in 2010-2011.”

    Seems to jive with his regular performance.

  1216. P May 18th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    What’s funny is I never act like this.. I am amazed at the level of maturity of you two old men picking on a 15 year old.. Congratulations.. I hope you go far in life.

  1217. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Carlo: your TV is safe

  1218. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Dickerson?

    dont they know he is the good luck charm???

  1219. BBFan May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Do not underestimate Dickerson.
    He will come through….

  1220. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    that call looks bad because noesi got nothing last inning.

  1221. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Come on Dickerson!!!!

  1222. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    This team just cannot get clutch hits or even productive outs.

  1223. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Edit: dickerson for cano

  1224. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Dickerson is going to get it done. He’s out good luck charm.

  1225. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    just something to the outfield please.

  1226. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    What’s funny is I never act like this.. I am amazed at the level of maturity of you two old men picking on a 15 year old

    I’m sorry your immaturity and terrible opinions have dragged me down to your level of hating all yankees because they didn’t get me my xbox basehit right now!!! DAD!!!!

  1227. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    looked like a strike?!?!?!?

    really ARod????

    C’mon Dickey!!

  1228. kd May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    wow. no love for the resurgent arod. go after him, yet intentionally walk cano.

    his ego must be bruised

  1229. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    all we need is a bloop

  1230. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Strangely enough Dickerson might be the best guy to have up there, he doesn’t have the weight around his neck everyone else on the team does

  1231. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    “What a terrible call. After squeezing Noesi all inning.”

    ————

    yup.

    called it a ball to tex just one batter earlier.

    I do think Alex had to swing at that – but the ump needs to be consistent.

  1232. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Come on Dickerson… your moment to shine? Please?

  1233. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Please hit a fly ball

  1234. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Deceptive walk for cano in the box score

  1235. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Shocked Girardi didn’t safety squeeze.

  1236. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    The ump hasn’t been consistent all night, he isn’t going to start when the Yanks might have a chance.

  1237. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    For the record, #grapsingatstraws

  1238. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Please just make solid contact.

  1239. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Double LOL.

  1240. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    cannot believe this is happening………….

  1241. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Sigh.

  1242. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    :-(

  1243. Fire Bud Selig May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Dickserson for True Yankee(c) moment?

    ohh, never mind.

  1244. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Squeeze play for Gardy?

  1245. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    What’s funny is I never act like this.. I am amazed at the level of maturity of you two old men picking on a 15 year old

    ——————-

    If I’m an old man, randy is a mummy.

  1246. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    For some reason whenever I a see single letter screenname I assume it’s a woman.

    I miss “m” :sad:

  1247. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    OMFG!! This inning has turned to crap.

  1248. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Someone come to my apartment and set me on fire. My wife’s too much of a sissy to do it.

  1249. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Unreal if they don’t score here

  1250. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Getting nauseous

  1251. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Honestly can’t watch this team anymore

  1252. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Gardy will draw a walk :)

  1253. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    unbelievable
    - 2 dictionary results
    un·be·liev·a·ble
    ? ?[uhn-bi-lee-vuh-buhl] Show IPA
    –adjective
    1.
    too dubious or improbable to be believed: an unbelievable excuse.
    2.
    so remarkable as to strain credulity; extraordinary: the unbelievable fury of the storm; an unbelievable athlete.

  1254. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    At one point in time this was a thrilling regular season game to watch given how brilliant Colon was. Really baseball at it’s best in many ways.

    That seems like weeks ago now.

  1255. JT May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Make this guy throw strikes Gardy!

  1256. rconn23 May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    And that’s the game. Just a futile team. Good grief what a rough stretch.

  1257. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Only the Yanks could blow this situation

  1258. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Jiminy Christmas.

  1259. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I think I just threw up in my mouth

  1260. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Ugh

  1261. Against All Odds May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    SMFH

  1262. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    :pukes:

  1263. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    they SUCK!
    no other way to put it.

  1264. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This is pathetic. Aided by a blind umpire.

  1265. Against All Odds May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    11 hits 1 run what the hell

  1266. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    FAIL. FAIL. FAIL. FAIL……..

  1267. luis May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    game over guys, if you don’t score…….the oponent will

  1268. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    That typifies the season. A nice 500 team

  1269. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This offense blows. 13 innings and only 1 run scored because of an error.

  1270. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Screw this ballclub, this bunch of overpaid, pathetic, underachievers. Pathetic playing, Pathetic managing….they all suck.

  1271. 38HotDogs May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Fire Kevin Long!

  1272. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    holy poop! 1st and 3rd and couldn’t score????

    11 hits and only 1 UNEARNED run??? how is that possible????

  1273. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    No, Baltimore just blew this situation the last couple of innings.

  1274. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Can’t believe they wasted Tex’s only basehit of the year

  1275. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Can’t watch this embarrassment of a team right now. That was the worst attempt of offense i’ve ever seen. How does that happen. To not get a run home from 3rd with no outs!!!!!!????

  1276. Yanks78 May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    If this game doesn’t prompt changes to the offense, none of them will.

  1277. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I’ve said it 1000x. It’s HR or bust.

  1278. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    the salt in the wound was that Showalter was actually giving the Yanks the run with the infield at DP depth

    ouch

    gotta keep goign though – they’ve come too far to give this one away

  1279. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    11 hits 1 run what the hell

    All singles

  1280. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    The Ump should have thrown Girardi out of the game for making him work overtime.

  1281. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    11 hits 1 run what the hell

    There is no honor in batting average, we need slugging

  1282. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Tough to watch. Would say impossible to watch but I’m doing it like a total ahole.

  1283. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Vlad-Scott-Wieters.

  1284. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    The bullpen should just give up a run and get the game over with. It goes beyond words how bad this offense is. Whether the pitch to Arod was a strike or not you can’t take that pitch without swinging.

  1285. nhyankeefan May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    A complete embarrassment of a team.

  1286. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    What a clutch team, what a brilliant mgr.Bring up MONTERO.

  1287. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Really now, tell me you guys and gals didn’t see that coming?

  1288. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I hope Girardi doesn’t sleep a wink tonight wondering what could have been if he had just let Colon finish the darn game

  1289. beedogs May 18th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    The playoffs are looking about as likely this year as they did in 2008.

  1290. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    forget the 9th inning.
    this offense is a joke.

  1291. Lost May 18th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Jerkface:

    If my son is being a nuisance I apologize. I’ve already spoken to him, and told him to calm down and not behave on the blog like he is.

    I’d expect a little more maturity from adults on this blog though.

    Goodnight.

  1292. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    “the salt in the wound was that Showalter was actually giving the Yanks the run with the infield at DP depth”

    Yeah. That was really just stunning.

  1293. Against All Odds May 18th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    # Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    11 hits 1 run what the hell

    There is no honor in batting average, we need slugging

    ————————————–

    FREE JESUS

  1294. NYY fan in NH May 18th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Completely have no faith in this team right now. That was pathetic that last half inning. Only the Yankees could fail at that situation.

  1295. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    4 friggin hours of my life gone that I’ll never get back

  1296. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I could see this coming a mile away, as soon as Michael Kay announced that Colon’s day was done

  1297. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    11 hits 1 run what the hell

    There is no honor in batting average, we need slugging
    ===============================

    11 for 44 is hardly anything to write home about.

  1298. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Fire the Coaching staff, Clean house Oh no charge more money to watch these idiots play the game. it`s a DISGRACE.

  1299. Yanks78 May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    At least they face Guthrie tomorrow

  1300. yankeenate May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yanks dont deserve to win this game. Aweful doesnr describe their play right now. How can a $250million+ player not be able to get the ball in the air.

  1301. maurog May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    this is it

  1302. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    11 for 44 is hardly anything to write home about.

    It would be if we mixed in some XBH!

  1303. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    usually I hate “Yankees Suck” cheers (because I usually hear it in other stadiums when the Yankees are winning ) but if I heard it tonight I couldn’t argue

  1304. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Are Lost and P really related? This board is the weirdest place sometimes.

    Meanwhile, who’s coming over here to set me ablaze? I hate baseball.

  1305. Against All Odds May 18th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    # Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    11 hits 1 run what the hell

    All singles

    ————————-

    please tell me you’re joking. I was in and out of the game so I didn’t see all of the hits. All singles??????? SMH

  1306. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    1 run in 12th innings from this great offense. Just embarrassing against this AAA team.

  1307. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    RS…Girardi will sleep like a baby while we idiots will toss and turn all night, replaying the game in our heads

  1308. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    we need more BUNTERS, GIRARDI SPECIALITY.

  1309. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    “Are Lost and P really related?”

    ————-

    maybe the same way YNM and beth are.

  1310. maurog May 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    i have been a yankee fan since i was 15 now im 28 and i really dont want to watch this anymore. this team suckk . joe giraldi is not a manager for the new york yankees

  1311. P May 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Carlo>>

    Lost is my Dad.

  1312. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    please tell me you’re joking. I was in and out of the game so I didn’t see all of the hits. All singles??????? SMH

    All singles

  1313. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Carlo, I’d come over to set you ablaze, but I’m too busy hanging myself..

  1314. michaels07 May 18th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    THE HELL WITH THIS YANKEE TEAM, BOYCOTT until Girardi is fired.

  1315. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    how many innings can get get from Noesi?

  1316. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Doctodd – well said man. U got that right. This is one of those where I wake up tomorrow feeling off and it takes about 5 minutes to realize why…..this nonsense.

  1317. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Girardi is probably thinking I should of had Arod bunt lol

  1318. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    how many innings can get get from Noesi?

    He is a starter, so 100 pitches I assume

  1319. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Why do I do this to myself??? Why watch?? Talk about a sick addiction!

  1320. P May 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    He’s making me get of the computer for the night since I went overboard tonight.. Oh well, cya tomorrow.

    game is making me sick anyway.

  1321. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    P – thanks. I like the father son blog tandem.

  1322. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    All singles
    ——–

    No homeruns = loss
    sad but true

  1323. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Oh god…..

    Just lob the ball please.

  1324. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Hardy didn’t look particularly good either

  1325. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Putting Hardy on to pitch to Reynolds, thats interesting. All you need to do to beat Reynolds is get 2 strikes though, his average plummets to sub .200 in all 2 strike counts. If he learned to cut down his swing with 2 strikes he’d be a very dangerous hitter

  1326. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    even if he never admits it I hope Girardi at least once tonight has thought “I should have left Colon in”

  1327. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Doc – its refreshing to hear from a guy who gets as physically sick as I. If u live in the city we could meet and smash chairs over each others heads.

  1328. maurog May 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    i agree

  1329. 38HotDogs May 18th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Should have tried the suicide squeeze with Gardner, the chances of success were on par with him getting a base hit.

  1330. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I’d have gone after Hardy – only because if the Yanks dont score you still see Reynolds in the 14th…

    they are one and the same as far as likelihood to get a base hit in my book

  1331. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    DO NOT THROW THE BALL TO 2ND

  1332. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    This game come October just may decide last place…

  1333. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Stacey: would be nice, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  1334. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Carlo, I’d come over to set you ablaze, but I’m too busy hanging myself..

    —————————————————————————————-

    I’d help but I only have enough gas in the tank to asphyxiate myself on fumes. :sad:

  1335. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Can’t give up a hit here, Reynolds is sunk in 2 strike counts. have to execute a pitch.

  1336. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Yeah Noesi!!

  1337. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    It might be time to call Aaron Boone.

  1338. Against All Odds May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    # Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    please tell me you’re joking. I was in and out of the game so I didn’t see all of the hits. All singles??????? SMH

    All singles

    ———————–

    Well I’m done for the night

  1339. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Nice pitch!!

  1340. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    K C-YA!

  1341. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    0o

  1342. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Nice job kid!!

  1343. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    The Hector Sector (extra innings) TM

  1344. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Girardi’s job seems too easy. Come up with one set lineup, use a formula for the pitching staff, implement strategy only when the baseball book calls for it, and any tough clubhouse conflicts get deflected to the GM when the media comes knocking. Where can I sign up?

  1345. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    If nothing else, we get a good look at Noesi in high pressure situations. I like what I see.

  1346. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    oh good… jeter is up this inning.

  1347. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    and i seriously swore to myself i’d go to bed a bit early tonight…

    the Yanks better make staying up worthwhile – losing games that take 4.5-5 hours is not good

  1348. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    If Nunez gets on base I hope Martin bunts to set up an rbi situation for Jeter

  1349. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    13 innings against O’s mediocre pitching and ONLY 1 run

  1350. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Jeers – hilarious.

    Something about the yankees making people want to kill themselves makes me laugh.

  1351. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Reynolds with 2 strikes: .138 .227 .263 .490

    .357 .359 .753 1.112 first pitch

    .448 .437 .802 1.239 1-0
    .333 .339 .614 .953 2-0
    .286 .922 .429 1.350 3-0
    .420 .435 .924 1.358 1-1
    .533 .526 1.098 1.624 2-1
    .385 .795 .667 1.462 3-1

    Can you think of a guy so polar?

  1352. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Go Noesi! GO HOME GIRARDI.

  1353. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Gonna take a homer from the HR or bust O

  1354. Fire Bud Selig May 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Maybe this is a devilish plan to play as many innings as possible in the one game to stop half the lineup slumping.

  1355. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Teams Girardi could coach:
    -Diamondbacks
    -Mariners
    -Padres
    -Marlins (again)
    -Nationals

  1356. TheStraw May 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I started watching this in the 7th and feel like I have seen an entire game. The same game from the last two weeks, in fact. Groundhog Day.

    At least Noesi is handling the pressure. Kid looks pretty good.

  1357. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Nunez goes yard.

    (Hey why not?)

  1358. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    If Nunez gets on base I hope Martin bunts to set up an rbi situation for Jeter

    ____

    OMG if Joe does that i am done.

  1359. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    This was all part of Girardi’s plan to get Noesi some innings.

  1360. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    The AAA boys are going to pull out a victory!

  1361. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    call me crazy

    but I think the Yankees score this inning

  1362. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Have to give Noesi a ton of credit here. Really great outing from the kid.

    He hasn’t pitched in forever.

    He’s a starting pitcher and hasn’t been used much at all coming out of the pen even in his minor league career.

    He makes his debut in an extra inning tie game where it’s very clear that he will have no margin for error because the team isn’t going to put up a huge inning to give him a lead to work with.

    His mechanics are clearly a mess probably because he hasn’t pitched in so long.

    And he’s making pitches and getting outs when he has to. Very good to see.

  1363. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Atta boy, Eduardo.

  1364. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Noonie should be paying RF..banish Hollywood

  1365. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Pls steal the base. Pls steal the f’ing base. Don’t bunt. Don’t GIDP. Steal 2nd.

  1366. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Guess what Martin is doing here?! Yep the binder says bunt.

  1367. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Are you kidding me

  1368. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    No BUNT!

  1369. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Noesi has some nice looking pitches.

    The Yankees get another hit, but it seems they can’t do it when it can drive in a run. It’s like bizzaro world.

  1370. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Single :x

  1371. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Nunez should try to steal 2nd base instead of bunting him over

  1372. Yanks78 May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I;d bunt Martin here and let Jeter drive him in from 2nd

  1373. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I guess John Sterling wants to get back to his hotel because even he is saying that Joe shouldn’t bunt. Ha!

  1374. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    SB, yeah baby!

  1375. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank friggin GOD

  1376. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    thats what I woulda done send the runner

  1377. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about!

  1378. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Great job Nunie.

  1379. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Wieters who is throwing out 50% of runners, loses the handle on it. Tiny things.

  1380. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Nice, Gardner never would of ran

  1381. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Uh Oh, runner in scoring position usually means the bats go quiet.

  1382. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    If the Yankees don’t score here I’m off to Carlo’s house to set him on fire, then to Doc Todds to help him hang himself, then I’m off to bed under an extremely heavy dose of booze and sleeping pills!!

  1383. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Teams Girardi could manage:
    Bisons
    Cyclones
    Mud Hens
    Iron Pigs

  1384. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Imagine if Noesi ends up throwing more pitches than Colon. He’s more than halfway there

  1385. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Just make contact RMart!

  1386. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    just push it to the right.

  1387. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I started listening to this game on my phone on the way home from work, turned in on once I got home and listened to a couple innings, went to the Y and worked out for an hour and have been home for two hours and this game is still going and I have now wasted the end of my evening….they better win!!

  1388. UnKnown May 18th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I wouldve seriously bunted him to third if not for 2 strikes. Productive out here martin first base side

  1389. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Wow. A steal instead of bunt?!?! Where’s girardi?

  1390. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    :/

  1391. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Please get a hit Derek.

  1392. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Trader – if they don’t score here u won’t get to me fast enough. And the first unproductive out is in the books.

  1393. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Kay actually says something smart.

  1394. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Y did he waste his ab?? Just bunt if ur gonna do that crap

  1395. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    should have bunted him to third…. :-)

  1396. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    all it takes is a base hit…Jeter, Grandy….c’mon

  1397. JT May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    He was too fixated on hitting the ball to the right side and it messed up his whole AB.

  1398. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Useless at bat by Martin..Here comes the fossil…

  1399. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    A jeter hit prediction here is like calling a triple crown horse in the womb. Heck, I’m doing it. Jeter singles.

  1400. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Jeter is due.

  1401. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    if he hits a home run i will crap my pants.

  1402. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I’m hoping for 2 wild pitches

  1403. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Will this finally be the big hit late in a game for DJ?

  1404. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Unreal how bad this O is.

  1405. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    # LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Kay actually says something smart.
    ___
    QFT

  1406. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    at least granderson should get a chance here…

  1407. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    it’s odd that Derek will swing at first pitch fastball strikes early in the game…

    towards the end, or with runners on, he is more hesitant.

    at least it seems that way

  1408. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Orioles are working Jeter more away this at bat. Don’t see why they are doing it after how he looked against johnson but they are doing him a real favor.

    He needs to take advantage.

  1409. Yanks78 May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    That’s why you bunt if it gets the guy to 3rd with 1 out.

    This team is incapable of a big inning and Jeter is usually good at getting the ball in the air.

  1410. JT May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Jeter not jumping on the first ball-fastball tells me something is just not right.

  1411. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Gee, a squibbler to 2B. Yawn.

  1412. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    the ad at the top of Gameday right now is a Netflix ad for Friday Night Lights with a pic of Minka Kelly lol

  1413. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Too bad Martin couldn’t do that

  1414. luis May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    wild pitch please

  1415. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Saying Jeter is due is like saying a women who is 11 months pregnant is going to have a baby…

  1416. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Jeter hitting .285 on the day, good day

  1417. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Sorry I must have dozed off into dreamland before I typed my last comment.

  1418. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Better from inning 7 on
    jeter or my friends son in little league?

  1419. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    This team is incapable of a big inning and Jeter is usually good at getting the ball in the air.

    ——————

    Since when?

    He leads the league in GB%

  1420. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Now on third with 2 out. Come on Grandyman. A hit, please?

  1421. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    “That’s why you bunt if it gets the guy to 3rd with 1 out.”

    —————-

    Martin had 2 strikes on him by the time Nunez was at 2nd

  1422. TheStraw May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Curtis is going yard here.

  1423. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    This lineup needs to be altered asap. Jeters 300 obp to 9. Gardy to 1. Grandy to 6. Let him drive in runs. Let swish hit 2.

  1424. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    if they keep pitching you on the hands, why not just move off the plate a little? I don’t get it.

  1425. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Ha. That was the strike 3 to Alex. Nice zone ump.

  1426. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    please just take the first fastball to eutah

  1427. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I wish I could say we should blame Jeter’s performance on Minka but I’m pretty sure she was around during the 09 season and that was one of Jeter’s best years

  1428. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I think balk with risp is our best shot going forward.

  1429. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    like a foot off the plate

  1430. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    This is sad

  1431. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    This strike zone is ridiculous

  1432. hardwired7 May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Put the tape of this game in the vault. Then blow up the vault.

  1433. TheStraw May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Or not….

  1434. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Real simple. If they don’t homer. No score.

  1435. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    That was more outside that the last one. This guy is ridiculous.

  1436. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me…does either team want to win this game?

  1437. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Just like the rest of this script.

  1438. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    dont really know how long Noesi will hold on without 1 run….

  1439. syd_cash May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    welp i’m going to bed i have to work tomorrow & this game is ridiculous!!!!!!!!!

  1440. JT May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    That 2-1 call was crap. Grandy was then reaching to protect.

  1441. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Since when?

    Well if you use the reverse gravity cheat

  1442. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    if jeter’s ab comes around again, PH Posada.
    At least he can run into one….

  1443. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    What happened to the American League curfew?? Do theyvstill have that??

  1444. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    This ump is one of the worst I have seen this year. Unreal calls on Granderson there.

  1445. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    we’re at the 4.5 hour mark

  1446. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    No homerun = no run scored

  1447. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Ace – swisher at 2? Seriously? The guy is a complete turd right now and his act is wearing thin in the clubhouse which isn’t helping.

  1448. Yankee Trader May 18th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Carlo & Doc Todd-

    Things will look brighter by sunrise-save your burning and hanging for another day. I’m off to bed quite sober.

  1449. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    This is it, wo hr

  1450. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    This team is just putrid……

    Man on 2nd. No outs. No one can hit a single.

    Jeter hasn’t come through in years.

  1451. Yanks78 May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Jesus would have blasted one all the way to the Inner Harbor by now

    What the heck are we waiting for?

  1452. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    if only Colon has pitched the ninth

  1453. ry81 May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Wow some people are so freaking negative !

  1454. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    BD: So, like a 9 inning Red Sox game?

  1455. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Jet should retire the day he gets his 3,000 hit…and take Jorge and Swish with him…

  1456. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I’m officially dubbing the phrase “Waterboard Game”

    Q: How was the game last night?

    A: An absolute waterboarder bro.

  1457. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Girardi’s boneheaded move of pulling Colon seems like last week at this point.

  1458. Phranchise May 18th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Did Kay actually say sharp lineout to second? Can Jeter hit less of a ball in most of his at bats? Is he using a foam bat out there that absorbs some of the contact with the bat?

  1459. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Wow, I thought that was gone

  1460. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    ummm.
    pie almost got the orioles pie..

  1461. TheStraw May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Wow…

  1462. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I thought that was gone for sure..

  1463. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    BryanHoch OK, maybe Rafael Soriano was right. The hitters are the problem.

  1464. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I hate you Michael Kay

  1465. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Almost Pie

  1466. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Warning track power. Tsk tsk.

  1467. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Wow, close call

  1468. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Nice

  1469. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Yeah, I knew that one was too high. I didn’t panic at all.

  1470. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Two really hard hit ones. That was really close.

  1471. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    noesi looks warn

  1472. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    ry81: welcome to game thread.

  1473. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Yep, me too, could tell it wasn’t going out.

  1474. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Can’t remember the last time I saw a ball hit off the bat like that at Camden yards and just die out there in that right field.

    The ball usually travels very well out to right field.

  1475. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Yank1: Ha. Problem is, if Soriano came in, the Yankees would have lost already.

  1476. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    No pie for Pie

  1477. ObscureSound.com May 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    the over-optimism of Montero being called up and suddenly being a savior is ridiculous.

    the guy would hit .250 with 10 home runs for the rest of the year – AT BEST – if he was called up now. get over your obsession.

  1478. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Geez, muts will have fun this weekend

  1479. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Btw. They have more sacrifices in game 41 than all of 2010

  1480. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    .250 and 10 hrs would be an improvement over cervelli, posada and swisher.

  1481. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    the over-optimism of Montero being called up and suddenly being a savior is ridiculous.

    the guy would hit .250 with 10 home runs for the rest of the year – AT BEST – if he was called up now. get over your obsession.

    At best??? Interesting…

    Hosmer took Feliz deep tonight, I think that is the ‘AT BEST’

  1482. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Just realized the rain never came…maybe it will start pouring soon and take us out of our misery

  1483. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    If or when Noesi gives up a run you can’t blame him. The Yanks are obviously not scoring another run tonight.

  1484. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    i thought the yanks had scored at the top of the inning

  1485. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Maybe the ump is closing his eyes or something, and just guessing at where the pitches are going.

  1486. Triple Short of a Cycle May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    ObscureSound.com,

    Better then 160 isn’t it?

  1487. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    the guy would hit .250 with 10 home runs for the rest of the year –AT BEST –if he was called up now. get over your obsession

    —-

    While you have your crystal ball ready, can you tell me if the Yanks win this game??

  1488. JobaTipsHisCap May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Who will pitch next inning?

  1489. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Noesi over Garcia?

  1490. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    the ump is awful all the way around

  1491. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Jeers:

    “An absolute waterboarder bro”

    ——–

    Laughed for the entirety of the jones at bat. Amazing.

  1492. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    The legend of Noesi continues.

  1493. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    K

  1494. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    nice job kid!

  1495. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Can they bring Colon back in the game? Will the Umps know the difference? Just say it is Garcia

  1496. RadioKev May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Noesi earning his pay check tonight

  1497. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    In all the talk of the putrid offense, don’t lose sight of how well the pitching has been tonight.

    win or lose, there are positives to take away amidst the frustration.

  1498. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Seriously though, Noesi might end up throwing more pitches than Colon did tonight

  1499. Ace May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    We may make Mets look like phillies

  1500. Howard Cosell May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Girardi should just do a Billy Martin the next game. Put all the names in a hat and have the players pick them out . And that is your order – this team is pathetic – there’s no fear of losing their jobs.

    So this team is looking real old…….. but of having a legacy I guess.

    HC

  1501. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    How exciting 3,4,5 are up

  1502. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I thought the game vs KC when they had 13 hits and 3 runs, and KC had 4 hits and 4 runs was torture…looking back, this game is way more frustrating, as Colon was pulled when he was sailing along in addition to futility with RISP.

  1503. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Mariners are up 3-0 maybe I’ll go watch that game and least someone is scoring runs

  1504. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    this is worse than a soccer game

  1505. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    “the guy would hit .250 with 10 home runs for the rest of the year – AT BEST – if he was called up now. get over your obsession.”

    ——————

    tough to say.

    the batting average might not be there right away, but I think he could do alright with the XBH and hold his own.

    Montero is a more advanced hitter than other “power” guys like Stanton were.

  1506. maurog May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    i think for this one is better if the lose. if the win this game is like nothing happen

  1507. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Yeah Tex!

  1508. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I thought the game vs KC when they had 13 hits and 3 runs, and KC had 4 hits and 4 runs was torture…looking back,

    Hey I had to actually sit through that game in the stands, it was torture! Especially because I had this kids first baseball game sitting behind me and kept screaming at every strike

  1509. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Woo hoo!

  1510. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    this game has gone on so long tex even has 2 hits.

  1511. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I think this time they should try having Arod bunt

  1512. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Why is it the first batter can hit the ball, then ffffffffffpppppppptttttttttt.

  1513. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Tex isn’t supposed to be getting hits

    what gives?

  1514. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    If the game goes past midnight, can Colon come back in as it’s ‘tomorrow’?

  1515. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    at least he cant bunt with arod right?

  1516. stuart a May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    how incompetent can the offense be game in and game out.

    1 for 14 with RISP…

  1517. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    “That one is drilled into right centerfield”…….meanwhile, its yet another single.

  1518. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    “In all the talk of the putrid offense, don’t lose sight of how well the pitching has been tonight.

    win or lose, there are positives to take away amidst the frustration.”

    true….with the exception of Mo….

  1519. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Alex needs to atone for that awful at bat last time.

  1520. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Normally I would be excited by that.

  1521. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    This is the most impressive display of offensive utility between two teams that I have ever seen

  1522. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Leadoff singles are the Yanks kryptonite .

  1523. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Tex now hitting like .280 in his last 11 games!

  1524. NYJim May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    whatever the outcome, Noesi is showing heart.

  1525. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    In theory the Yankees have better than a 1 in 2 chance to score this inning.

    In practice…?

  1526. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Damn the lead-off hitters on again. Now I know we are not going to score.

    /reverse jinx

  1527. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Jeremy Accardo has thrown 50 pitches, kill this guy

  1528. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    13 singles.

  1529. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    oh god…..
    runner in scoring position.

  1530. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I hate singles. They are literally the worst kind of hit.

  1531. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Need.To.Score

  1532. JK May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    LETS GO~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1533. RadioKev May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Check mate

  1534. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    back to back hits!!!!

  1535. luis May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    time to bunt

  1536. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Jerkface – when u go to games do u bring ur stat files? Ipad or just reems of paper?

  1537. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    What?! 2 in a row???

  1538. Brappy55 May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    If we don’t score here……

  1539. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    End it Cano, please.

  1540. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    what a mistake pitch on 0-2

    glad Alex made him pay

  1541. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Atta boy, Alex. Gonzo coming in.

  1542. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    The Yankees can easily mess this up still…although Cano is due

  1543. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Good Mike Gonzalez stinks

  1544. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    BUNT CANO! :P

  1545. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Maybe if I scream at my tv real loud something good will happen

  1546. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Girardi should put the names in the hat…and randomly ‘wink,wink’ pull out Jeter’s name last..

  1547. stuart a May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    jeter drill to 2nd it was a slow pseudo line drive.

    kay is so delusional he thinks these dunkers are hard hit balls.

  1548. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    “Tex now hitting like .280 in his last 11 games!”

    ————

    not counting the mezzanine

    (for any fans of The Hudsucker Proxy)

  1549. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    “I hate singles. They are literally the worst kind of hit.”

    Do you hate dollar bills as well?

  1550. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    What’s the worst thing Cano can do here? I’m preparing for it during the commercial break so I can’t be surprised.

  1551. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Come on, Robbie!

  1552. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Hopefully Cano can actually be patient and wait for a pitch to drive. Then Dickerson and he doesn’t hit lefties.

  1553. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Mike Gonzalez sucks.
    They blow this, they might as well go home….

  1554. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t care how many pitches Cano swings at here.

    If he gets a hit, I will stop posting his pitches per at bat.

  1555. stuart a May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    over under on pitchs cano sees???

    how about 2?

    this guy can be very wild take a damn pitch

  1556. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Tar: LOL!

  1557. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    YES!

  1558. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    First pitch swinging!!!

    I told you guys!

  1559. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    thank you god.

  1560. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    finally

  1561. JK May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    WWWWWOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  1562. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Yeah baby yeah!!!!!

  1563. Phranchise May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Yes, Robby smokes it.

  1564. TheStraw May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Cano with a triple!!!!!!!!!!

  1565. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Don’t ya know! Finally!

  1566. RadioKev May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Adam Jones blew it. He needs to get chewed out for that one.

  1567. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    “I don’t care how many pitches Cano swings at here.”

    He laid it over the plate.

  1568. jacksquat May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    What’s the worst thing Cano can do here? I’m preparing for it during the commercial break so I can’t be surprised.

    Triple play.

    But it’s a triple!

  1569. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    “I hate singles. They are literally the worst kind of hit.”

    Do you hate dollar bills as well?
    ==================

    Well played, sir Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Runs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!!!!

  1570. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Ca-Yes!!!

  1571. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Y’all were saying?

  1572. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Now, that’s what you swing at the first pitch! :D

  1573. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Gotta love Cano!!

  1574. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Go Cano!!!

  1575. NYJim May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Cano saves the best for last!

  1576. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Cano!!!

  1577. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Jerkface – when u go to games do u bring ur stat files? Ipad or just reems of paper?

    I bring 3 accordion file folders. (actually I dont even score the game)

  1578. luis May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Cano!!!! bunts it to right center field!!!!

  1579. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    After almost 5 hours,I have a huge smile on my face. :)

  1580. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Yes!!! If I weren’t so sleepy, I’d dance a little jig.

  1581. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    A triple— the second-bes kind of hit!

  1582. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    HOLY CRAP!!!! A BIG HIT!!!

  1583. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    What is Robbie doing swinging at the first pitch?

  1584. Phranchise May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Big bobble too to allow him to third, get another run please.

  1585. egk May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    FINALLY!!!!!!! Way to go, Cano.

  1586. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I blacked out, what happened

  1587. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    oh god…..

  1588. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I’m waiting for the “blind squirrel” post from someone :)

    nice hit Robbie!

  1589. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    F’ing b.

  1590. randy l. May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    that bleeping cano swung at another bleeping first pitch.

  1591. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I hope he is ok

  1592. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Oh no…

  1593. hardwired7 May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Praise Jebus!

  1594. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    OMG

  1595. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    crap!

  1596. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Holy sht I hope dickerson is ok

  1597. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    that looked worse than cano’s

  1598. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    WOW.

  1599. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    What the hell was that about? Not friggin cool at all.

  1600. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    please please please be ok

  1601. Phranchise May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    That’s sucks. Especiially with Dickerson and his injuries. He deserves better than that.

  1602. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    That was scary, I hope he is ok

  1603. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    JF – hahaha. Love the acordion file ref.

    This is a really bad scene. Everytime something good happens for us something awful happens right after.

  1604. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Do you hate dollar bills as well?

    I hate pennies too.

  1605. JK May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm the Orioles again ehhhhhh

  1606. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    OMG

  1607. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    That caught him flush.

  1608. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    This nonsense with Buck and his stupid orioles pitchers absolutely must stop.

  1609. blake May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I’m sick of the Orioles and this crap.

  1610. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    goddamn it

    after such a big high on the 2 run hit

    this has to happen

  1611. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Wow. That was scary.

  1612. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    they threw him out?
    doubt that was intentional…

    they have guthrie up, means he wont start tomorrow.

  1613. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    OMG. That is ugly as it comes. What is it that the O’s get these pitchers that don’t have a clue about where the ball is going? They are down right dangerous.

  1614. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Lowlife slime.

  1615. cs in la May 18th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Buck is a douchebag

  1616. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Nunez can play RF but please be ok…

  1617. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    look at the bump on his head…

  1618. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    WHoa

  1619. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Scary stuff!

  1620. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    what’s he doing at first base?

  1621. Phranchise May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    They have to have Guthrie pitch. WOW, sucks for them

  1622. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    thankfully he looks ok

    i cant imagine they leave him in the game

    yanks are gonna be up 3

  1623. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    This crap always happens with Baltimore.

    How many years for Heathcott?

  1624. hman23 May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    What a chump.

  1625. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Look at the welt. What a tough kid for wanting to stay in the game.

  1626. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    bad idea keeping him in….

  1627. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Girardi cannot let him stay in this game.

    It’s not Dickerson’s decision to man up right now.

  1628. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks God, he’s okay. That was scary.

  1629. Phranchise May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Yankees should just make Guthrie throw as many pitches as possible.

  1630. kd May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    why would buck order that? just worthless.

    worthless. for all of you who complain about girardi, he has much more class than that jerk buck

  1631. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    i dont like leaving him in, but i guess i trust monahan

  1632. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Kay’s a mind reader. Sweet.

  1633. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Glad he’s okay…

  1634. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Gonzalez is a real loser. He should definitely get suspended for that.

  1635. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    he’s staying in the game? is that wise?

  1636. kd May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    look at that welt

  1637. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Just take him out.

    No reason to mess around here.

  1638. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    they can’t let him stay in the game.

    is he wearing posada’s helmet?

  1639. RadioKev May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Bit of good luck bad luck for Dickerson. Sucks to get that welt because of the helmet, but good thing he didn’t get one to the face.

  1640. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    “Girardi cannot let him stay in this game.

    It’s not Dickerson’s decision to man up right now.”

    ————–

    seriously.

    game aside…. and on top of it, you’re gonna be up 3 runs. no need to risk it. none.

  1641. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Ok good.

  1642. stuart a May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    holy crapola….

    wow.

    no way he tried to hit him. no way

  1643. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    B May 18th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Girardi cannot let him stay in this game.

    It’s not Dickerson’s decision to man up right now.
    ===================

    Absolutely. He need to go to the hospital.

  1644. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Good thing they took Dickerson out of the game. It made no sense to leave him in.

  1645. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    phew

  1646. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Good move to take him out.

  1647. Stacey May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    good, I’m glad they’re taking him out of the game….for his safety

  1648. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    posada to first, tex to third, arod to short, nunez to outfield

  1649. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Kay’s a mind reader. Sweet.
    ====

    What did he say?

  1650. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Just let posada run. Don’t risk a pitcher blowing a hammy after sitting for 5 hours.

  1651. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Let Posada run…You don’t want a pitcher to get hurt like Wang.

  1652. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    “This nonsense with Buck and his stupid orioles pitchers absolutely must stop.”

    If you listen to him speak, he feels he has to intimidate the Yankees and Red Sox and try and ‘prove’ to them that the Os need to be respected.

    Since they can’t do it on the field, I guess they are going to try doing it the punk way

  1653. kd May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    only position player left is posada. where does he play? first, tex in right?

  1654. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    so nunez to right?
    Jeter to SS
    Posada DH if it comes around?

  1655. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    how many will guthrie hit?

  1656. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    “What did he say?”

    He knows it wasn’t intentional. (I have no idea, so I’m not sure how he does)

  1657. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Intentional or unintentional is completely irrelevant at this point in time.

    Buck has systematically tried to infuse this moronic tough guy culture down in Baltimore.

    And he’s doing it with a pitching staff that is awful and can’t control the ball.

    Buck is essentially making the Yankees pay the toll for his pitchers being so bad. What does he care if they hit and injure Yankee hitters.

    This nonsense with the O’s absolutely must stop.

    Dickerson easily could have been blinded in that eye.

    This needs to stop and that needs to happen tomorrow.

  1658. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    As LGY said the other night, he hates the strikeout run to first rule. I hate the pitcher getting as much time as he needs when a guy has been thrown out. Injury, ok. Ejection, not ok.

  1659. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    “This nonsense with Buck and his stupid orioles pitchers absolutely must stop.”

    If you listen to him speak, he feels he has to intimidate the Yankees and Red Sox and try and ‘prove’ to them that the Os need to be respected.

    Since they can’t do it on the field, I guess they are going to try doing it the punk way
    ===============================

    I can’t think that was intentional. But truth is that intent is secondary. He could have killed Dickerson with that pitch.

  1660. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    what’s so complicated here?

    Nunez to RF
    Jeter to SS

  1661. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    ac: yep. But Posada can’t DH. the pitcher technically has to go to the DH spot. Or Posada pitches… ;)

  1662. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Dickerson gets plunked in the head and Kay gives Girardi “so much credit” for taking him out of the game. You can’t make this stuff up.

  1663. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    so nunez to right?
    Jeter to SS
    Posada DH if it comes around?

    here is what I would do:

    Martin to 3B
    A-rod to SS
    Jeter to RF
    Posada to C

    DL dickerson tomorrow call up Jesus

    Jesus to C

    This alignment doesn’t change for the rest of the year muahahaha

  1664. 4 NYY May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    JETER 2 for 7 = .286

  1665. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Posada runs for Dickerson, Jeter at SS and Nunez plays RF

  1666. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I think that taking Dickerson out is a no-brainer. Good for them.

  1667. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Save posada and let Sanit come in and run?

  1668. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I guess they put Nunez in RF and have Jeter play Ss and lose the DH

  1669. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Let Posada run… Maybe he’ll pull a hammy…..just kidding..

  1670. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    SO if Jeter takes over SS, And Nunez RF who runs for Dickerson?

  1671. The Other Phil May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Bat around on him just to make sure he can’t go tomorrow.

  1672. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    AJ’s running? I don’t like this.

  1673. MoRings42 May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    why not just put posada out there.. why are we risking aj?

  1674. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    “What did he say?”

    He knows it wasn’t intentional. (I have no idea, so I’m not sure how he does)
    ======================

    I see. Thanks. It’s a pretty stupid thing for him to say…

  1675. Tarheel In NYC May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    This game is so surreal. Up is down, down is up, A.J. is pinch running…

  1676. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    DO NOT PR Burnett!!!!

    Take Sanit in case he gets hurt

    All we need is AJ to get hurt..

  1677. JT May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    No effin way. KEEP AJ OFF THE BASES!

  1678. Bronx Jeers May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    AJ doesn’t run….he lumbers.

  1679. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Why AJ?

    Put Garcia out there.

  1680. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    AJ please don’t get hurt

  1681. RadioKev May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    AJ played in the NL, not an awful idea

  1682. luis May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I don’t think it was intentional, but man!! know where the ball is going for crying outloud!!

  1683. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    “SO if Jeter takes over SS, And Nunez RF who runs for Dickerson?”

    Well yeah, ’cause it’s safe to conclude that Posada won’t play either position. ;)

  1684. Yogi Mantle May 18th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I think they made the right move taking him out of the game. Wonder how many times Burnett has been a pinch runner.

  1685. TheStraw May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    AJ needs to not get hurt here.

  1686. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Bergessen tomorrow now?

  1687. Asd May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I don’t believe that was intentional so I’m quite surprised at the ejection. Seriously though, can we ever go through one of these situations without the commentator saying “that’s something you never want to see” aj as pinch runner makes it all worth it though.

  1688. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I want to see AJ take out the 2nd baseman..

  1689. blake May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    CB,

    totally agree….a statement needs to be made.

  1690. BA May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Think AJ can steal 2nd?

    Only joking!

  1691. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    AJ? lmao

    This game just needs to end.

  1692. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    “AJ’s running? I don’t like this.”

    ————-

    he can walk

    they dont need him to do anything

  1693. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    It would be nice to score this run at 3rd considering how long Noesi sat for

  1694. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Crazy idea to use Burnett as a PR. We can’t afford to lose him on something like this…

  1695. -Matt- May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Gameday just said that AJ Burnett replaced Dickerson at first

    WHAT

  1696. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    “Bit of good luck bad luck for Dickerson. Sucks to get that welt because of the helmet, but good thing he didn’t get one to the face.”

    There’s a component of bad luck involved.

    But bad luck wasn’t the main issue there with the helmet in any way.

    It’s bad design – actually inexcusably stupid design and idiotic baseball policy.

    Batting helmets used at the pro level are garbage.

    Players should not be using helmets that are arbitrarily designed rather. It’s just dumb.

  1697. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    GGBG!

  1698. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    “Bergessen tomorrow now?”

    They are better off just calling up some scrub from AAA

  1699. Jerkface May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Gardner scorched that

  1700. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Nice job Gardy.

  1701. 4 NYY May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Sure, it was intentional, he was mad because of Cano’s hit !!!

  1702. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    “Crazy idea to use Burnett as a PR. We can’t afford to lose him on something like this…”

    ————-

    his run is useless

    he will walk

  1703. igotid88 May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    This probably doesn’t happen if Colon goes back out for the 9yh

  1704. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Think AJ can steal 2nd?
    ———–

    I am sure better than Gardner lol

  1705. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    #

    # DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I want to see AJ take out the 2nd baseman..
    ____
    Don’t even say it. He is nuts enough to do so.

  1706. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I’d love to see Martin go yard in this spot.

  1707. JT May 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Noesi has sat for a while. Who closes this out?

  1708. RS May 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    “I hate the pitcher getting as much time as he needs when a guy has been thrown out. Injury, ok.”

    It’s not fair to risk injury to the new pitcher coming into the game because someone else made a bonehead decision.

  1709. Rich in NJ May 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    DRob?

  1710. LGY May 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Close it out Noesi!!!

  1711. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    So why are they burning tomorrow’s starter in a game that they are trailing by 3 with 2 on and no outs?

    Why not just use some position player?

  1712. blake May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Please close this out here.

  1713. DocTodd May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    What a game!

  1714. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I really hope Dickerson doesn’t have a concussion

  1715. Asd May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Aj has a better chance of stealing second than Posada. Possibly a better chance than even Gardy at this point.

  1716. Ghostwriter May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    4 NYY May 18th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Sure, it was intentional, he was mad because of Cano’s hit !!!
    =============================

    Isn’t he kind of wild to begin with?

  1717. blake May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Noesi impressed me tonight…pretty nice job for a first big league appearance.

  1718. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    surprised they went with guthrie too.

  1719. Yank1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I’d let Burnett close it out. His next start is Saturday, so he gets 2 days off.

  1720. BD (Boston Dave) May 18th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    this game is gonna hit 5 hours…

  1721. RadioKev May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Baltimore might get lucky with the minimal use of Guthrie. What do you think the chance is he starts tomorrow now?

  1722. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Hopefully Noesi can get 3 outs. He has been sitting for a while now

  1723. -Matt- May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Isn’t he kind of wild to begin with?
    —————————————
    Also awful in general

  1724. CB May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    “totally agree….a statement needs to be made.”

    Girardi is going to bunt extra hard tomorrow.

    That’ll stick it to the Showalters!

    This really does need to stop.

    You cannot just let Buck have his pitchers “learn” how to be “men” out on the field by extracting risk from hitting yankee players over and over and over.

    It MUST stop.

    Girirdi really has let this go way too far.

  1725. kd May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    let mariano play center. he’s always wanted to.

    kidding

  1726. ac1 May 18th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    mariano is out of the game

  1727. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Close it out, Hector.

  1728. doubla06 May 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    If the Yankees actually win, I’ll go outside and drop to my knees #ShawshankRedemption

  1729. Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    This is a stupid question, but what happens to the batting order? Does everybody after Dickerson just slide up one?

  1730. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Now please get 3 easy outs

  1731. Carlo May 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    RS – makes the original pitcher think twice about doing something to get himself ejected.

    No walks here. Don’t walk anyone.

  1732. Yogi Mantle May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Now the tough part. Closing the door.

  1733. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    We should have left AJ in the game to drill Markakis. Accidentally of course.

  1734. Stacey May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    please just get three outs!!!

  1735. 4 NYY May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Yes, he is, but he was throwing up and in on purpose. IMO

  1736. LGY May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This is a stupid question, but what happens to the batting order? Does everybody after Dickerson just slide up one?

    ————-

    The pitcher hits in the DH spot.

  1737. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    please do not lose this game.
    that would just be soul crushing.

  1738. The Other Phil May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Tar: I believe the pitcher would have to go into Dickerson’s spot?

  1739. Rich in NJ May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    “This is a stupid question, but what happens to the batting order? Does everybody after Dickerson just slide up one?”

    Noesi bats there, I think.

  1740. Jerkface May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    This is a stupid question, but what happens to the batting order? Does everybody after Dickerson just slide up one?

    Really? Jeter comes into the game and Dickerson’s spot is taken up by the pitcher now

  1741. blake May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    yea I agree….it doesn’t matter if it’s intentional or not. Big league pitchers are responsible for where the ball ends up after it leaves their hand…..the message is either do better or your hitters are going to pay the price.

  1742. JT May 19th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Its Thursday. You have to think about Joba and/or Robertson ready just in case.

  1743. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Tar May 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    This is a stupid question, but what happens to the batting order? Does everybody after Dickerson just slide up one?
    ===========

    AJ was in his slot.

  1744. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    this ump is just awful….

  1745. Captain Clutch May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Robertson warming up? Girardi really wants to win this game, he has pitched a lot recently.

  1746. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    robertson is getting ready

  1747. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    This strike zone is a joke.

  1748. DocTodd May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    If they tie this,I’m shutting it off

  1749. doubla06 May 19th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  1750. blake May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    good grief….

  1751. Rich in NJ May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    “this ump is just awful….”

    And he has an attitude.

  1752. Stacey May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    are you kidding me?

  1753. Tar May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    OK that’s it. Sorry I am tired.

  1754. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    This ump is blowing call after call.

  1755. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    noesi is done
    pitched well but he is done.

  1756. jacksquat May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    …………………………………..

  1757. The Other Phil May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Man, pitch 4 was the same spot as pitch 1.

  1758. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    He’s asking too much of Noesi.

  1759. JT May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Very short leash right here.

  1760. hman23 May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    God this ump is terrible.

  1761. Captain Clutch May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Unreal…Noesi sat for a long time so he might be done

  1762. CB May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Noesi is yanking his arm this inning.

    Please make it stop.

    They cannot keep using Robertson. He shouldn’t even be warming up.

  1763. blake May 19th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    hate they are having to use Robertson but when you come this far in one of these games you have to win it….

  1764. cs in la May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Who is left in the pen?

  1765. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    1 out

  1766. Stacey May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    one at a time…nice job GGBG

  1767. LGY May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Ok. 2 more outs Hector.

  1768. DocTodd May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    That’s a break, hit hard but an out..

  1769. Captain Clutch May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    If they blow this game I will cry

  1770. EA May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Should have let Burnett close or brought in Sanit

  1771. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Big out. Change the whole inning.

  1772. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    go to robertson

  1773. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    DRob is being overused. Please get out of this Noesi.

  1774. Yogi Mantle May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Nice! One out…

    That helps.

  1775. blake May 19th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    hopefully Noesi can get the outs himself and they won’t need to use Robertson….

  1776. Rich in NJ May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I’ll take it.

  1777. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Great break!

  1778. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    The Gods are with us !

  1779. cs in la May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Wow, that was HUGE!

  1780. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    hahahahahahaha
    thaaaaaaaaat sucks

  1781. blake May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    nice!

  1782. DocTodd May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    LMaO….another break, huge!!!!

  1783. Captain Clutch May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Good they really needed that

  1784. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Lucky play!

  1785. jacksquat May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    A break, it’s a miracle.

  1786. RadioKev May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    CB,

    I noticed that too. Yanking it a lot on those sliders.

    Meanwhile, did a black cat cross these teams? What a weird night.

  1787. Carlo May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    This game gets more and more absurd with every passing minute

  1788. Yogi Mantle May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Two outs! LOL. Nice way to get an out, and maybe will save the game.

  1789. CB May 19th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I can’t believe that just happened.

    So happy it happened to Buck and his team.

  1790. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    It looks like our luck may have change!

  1791. LGY May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Yeah NOEEESSSIII!!!

  1792. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    they won!!!!!!!!!

  1793. Rich in NJ May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    /relieved

  1794. Tarheel In NYC May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    ( Heavy exhale)

    Night, folks!

  1795. blake May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    great win and great job by Noesi!

  1796. MoRings42 May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    thank god its over

  1797. yankeefeminista May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Wooooo! Noesi, great job!

  1798. Captain Clutch May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Yes a win!! Great job by Noesi!!!

  1799. jacksquat May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Hallelujah!

  1800. DocTodd May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Goodnight all, lots of fun! Put it on the left side baby!

  1801. Stacey May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    thank goodness!! I thought the end would never come!!!

    It’s a two game win streak!!! We’re on fire now!!

  1802. Carlo May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    “He’ll make the play, put that one on the left side, stick it down ur throar, up ur rear, whatever, yankees win”

  1803. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Good, sid victory. This could be the kind of thing that sends them on a tear.

  1804. ac1 May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    a fitting ending

    Start Nunez in RF tomorrow.

  1805. Yogi Mantle May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    YES!!!! Holy carroni, that was an insane game.

  1806. egk May 19th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    That was about as weird a game as you’ll see, for all those who stuck it out.

  1807. JT May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Noesi game MVP. What a job by the kid.

  1808. BD (Boston Dave) May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Phenomenal job by Noesi in such a tough spot.

    dont forget how good Colon pitched either

  1809. Rich in NJ May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    That’s a terrific debut under pressure.

  1810. RiveraBlues May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    ITS OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  1811. Georgia_in_MS May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I do not understand why Giardi did not use Posada.

  1812. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    And a great job by Noesi and the Bullpen, picking up Mo. Beautiful.

  1813. JobaTipsHisCap May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Lol

    We win!

  1814. Captain Clutch May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Clueless Joe is lucky that they won otherwise the media would be all over him

  1815. Yogi Mantle May 19th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Noesi did well. That was not an easy way to break in.

  1816. Fire Bud Selig May 19th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Russell Martin.. What a pickup, seriously.

  1817. hman23 May 19th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I still hope Girardi gets grilled on taking Colon out.

  1818. ConcernedCitizen May 19th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Noesi is the man. Good night everyone.

  1819. Fire Bud Selig May 19th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    hman23 is the same sort of idiot who would be complaining if Colon was left in and gave up the lead in the 9th..

  1820. Rob_NY May 19th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    LGY– Cano was talking to you in that post game.

    “I told K-Long I’m gonna go out there and swing. I’m not gonna take pitches…”
    That’s one plan I guess lol

  1821. egk May 19th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    >Georgia_in_MS May 19th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    >I do not understand why Giardi did not use Posada.

    I’m guessing just because Jorge was the only position player left on the bench if someone else had a freak injury. The way that game went, it wouldn’t have been surprising.

  1822. RS May 19th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Never thought we could win a game without Joba and Robertson, and Mo blowing the save. Bullpen showed guts tonight

  1823. RS May 19th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    “I still hope Girardi gets grilled on taking Colon out.”

    He should…that decision almost cost Dickerson his life!

  1824. Ghostwriter May 19th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    RS May 19th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    “I still hope Girardi gets grilled on taking Colon out.”

    He should…that decision almost cost Dickerson his life!
    ================================

    Right. Because Dickerson getting plunked was a clear consequence of using MO. Oy.

  1825. lalaw May 19th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    What he means Ghostrider is game wold have been over had the clueless one stuck with Colon. Hence no use for Dickerson, oy nothing.

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