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Game 53: Yankees at Athletics

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 31, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (29-23)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Freddy Garcia (3-4, 3.26)
Garcia vs. Athletics

ATHLETICS (27-28)
Coco Crisp CF
David DeJesus RF
Conor Jackson 1B
Josh Willingham DH
Ryan Sweeney LF
Kurt Suzuki C
Mark Ellis 2B
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B
Andy LaRoche SS

LHP Brett Anderson (3-4, 2.84)
Anderson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 10:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Should be cloudy all night, but it looks like the game won’t be at great risk. Better chance of rain tomorrow, which could be trouble.

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

ON THE RUN: Francisco Cervelli had two stolen bases last night. He’d previously stolen just one base in his entire big league career.

GOOD COMPANY: After throwing a complete game yesterday, 38-year-old Bartolo Colon became the fifth Yankees starter in the past 25 years to get a complete game win at that age or older (Roger Clemens, Tommy John, Randy Johnson and David Wells).

GOOD START: When leading off an inning, Derek Jeter is hitting .375 with three doubles, two home runs, six walks and a .430 on-base percentage this season. He’s reached base safely to lead off the first inning in 20 of 41 games.

ON THE FLIP SIDE: The Yankees pitching staff has allowed opposing No. 1 hitters to hit a .181 with a .241 on-base percentage, both Major League lows.

UPDATE, 10:07 p.m.: Jeter gets a gift with an error called a hit, and Granderson made it count with his 17th home run of the season.

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Internet in Oakland. Not great. Anyway, the Yankees and A’s traded runs in the third and it’s a 3-1 Yankees lead. Garcia allowed three hits in the third inning, but a bit of bad base running help him limit the damage to one run.

UPDATE, 11:26 p.m.: Before this game, Brett Anderson had not allowed an extra-base hit to a left-handed hitter this season. Granderson and Cano have now taken him deep. It’s a 7-1 Yankees lead in the fifth.

UPDATE, 12:38 p.m.: Does anyone know how to strangle a computer? I’d really like to do that tonight, but it’s tough to figure out how exactly to make it work. Here’s the bottom line: The Yankees are winning big. Granderson had another huge game, Garcia was almost hit in the face but he’s in line for the win and Jeter managed to reach base four times without ever hitting the ball out of the infield.

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429 Responses to “Game 53: Yankees at Athletics”

  1. blake May 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Jeter rakes to lead off the game

  2. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    BOOM!!

  3. blake May 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Granderson is pretty good….Imagine that he was nearly as bad as Crawford vs lefties last year….and now he just wrecks them.

  4. Against All Odds May 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

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

  5. Joe from Long Island May 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Darn it, Curtis! Don’t you know home runs are bad?

  6. lil m May 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Not wasting any time :)

  7. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Not the MVP!

  8. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    That was fair!!!!

  9. Jackson May 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    We whalin

  10. matt1766 May 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    1st extra base hit Anderson gave up to a lefty

  11. Bronx Jeers May 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    It’s about time Curtis went deep off a tough lefty. :wink:

  12. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Now watch the investigations on Granderson. But Bautista they’ll let pass. just a thought

  13. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    jim joyce botches another call at first…

  14. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    awful

    you could see the chalk even in full speed

  15. kd May 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    that ball was fair. no doubt. that was a fair ball and a double to tex

  16. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Alex needs to pick it up

    missing too many pitches that ‘good Alex’ mashes

  17. Benny Blanco May 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    realistically, how many home runs will curtis finish with this year?

  18. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Alex seems to be having trouble getting around on fastballs with good velo lately.

  19. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    41

  20. West Coast Yankee Fan May 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Man when Tex gets locked in it’s a beautiful thing to watch.

  21. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Whatever runs the Yanks can get early are good because these A’s pitchers are good once they settle in

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan May 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Alex is not getting any younger.

  23. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Man A Rod looks bad. Overswung on the first pitch and popped up on a pitch out of the strike zone. Then Cano rolls over.

  24. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Cash really blew the Aceves thing.

  25. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    really?

    did you see aceves today?

  26. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    “Man A Rod looks bad”

    Given how quick his bat looked until the “oblique” injury, I have to think he’s not fully healthy.

  27. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “did you see aceves today?”

    Um, sarcasm…

  28. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    they could have done more damage there

  29. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Martin seems to pop up the ball a lot.

    I wonder why he seems to get under the ball so often?

  30. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I wonder if Arod needs a day off a week and maybe a day at DH now that he is getting older

  31. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t think it’s age.

  32. Jackson May 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Gotta ask the people…are any of you getting younger?

  33. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Rich is right.

    It’s not Alex’s age, as he was raking before the oblique injury.

    he just needs time to get 100%

  34. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Given how quick his bat looked until the “oblique” injury, I have to think he’s not fully healthy.

    —————–

    I hope so. He just can’t catch up to a fastball. His swing has gotten longer. Doesn’t bode well for the future. When he’s on, he’s short to the ball.

  35. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Alex was absolutely locked in early in the year.

    Unless he aged real quick, that is not the reason for his recent struggles.

  36. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I wish we could get 09 playoff A-Rod back.

  37. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Nice DP.

  38. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Garcia pitched around DeJesus.

  39. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I doubt it’s the injury still because I would think Girardi would rest him more if they thought that was the case

  40. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Gotta ask the people…are any of you getting younger?

    —–

    Colon is getting younger. That’s his secret.

  41. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    The only thing pitchers are doing differently to Montero this year, expecially in scranton is pitching him low and awat. A lot of hits to right field. He’s not really a lifter….line drives. Scranton is a tough place for line drive hitters to get under a pitch. I think the damp, cold weather has something to do with the ball not carrying. He’ll be fine. still getting his hits, but, not many runners on base in front of him. Maybe with Parraz back to lengthen the line-up, Vazquez will start hitting. He’s back to striking out and basically not hitting anything. Hopefully, Maxwell will be back in a day or two.

  42. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    It may be a situation where it can’t get worse by playing.

    Again, he looked great in April. You don’t age in a matter of weeks.

  43. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I doubt it’s the injury still because I would think Girardi would rest him more if they thought that was the case

    —–

    He didn’t get his hip checked out, so they probably don’t know what’s going on.

  44. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Damed…2-0 lead after 1 inning and the complaints starting already?

  45. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Jones with the famous Swisher grand slam swing

  46. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Rodriguez didn’t overswing. It was his normal swing and he just missed by getting under the other pitch. It’s a timing thing…not age.

  47. Jackson May 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Colon is getting younger. That’s his secret.

    -

    The secrets of the DR will always provide a case study, in this case occupationalist therapy.

  48. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    WTH are you doing Swish?

  49. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I doubt it’s the injury still because I would think Girardi would rest him more if they thought that was the case

    —–

    He didn’t get his hip checked out, so they probably don’t know what’s going on.
    =============================

    He probably doesn’t want to know, which is a bad sign.

  50. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Hollwood with some brilliant base running there….

  51. tyanksfan36 May 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    GB

    Saw the line on Jairo Heredia. He might be challenging Marshall for Pitcher of the month. 11 groundouts 2 flyouts(identical to what Marshall did Sunday). Good thing the infield was working for him tonight. It would be great to see them get over .500, historically they are better in the 2nd half and they seemed to have picked it up recently taking 3 of 4 from Charlotte and this first close game from Jupiter. Ryan Flannery seems to have been given the closer role, I think Whitley tends to get the DRob role as he often comes in with men on. Much better option than Ronny Marte who is erratic at best.

  52. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Arod’s timing is off and I am sure he isn’t seeing the ball good so he doesn’t feel comfortable at the plate

  53. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Cliff Lee is 3-4 with a 3.94 ERA.

    Not awful, but it brings a smile to my face nonetheless :)

    Here’s to more shellackings Cliff!

  54. kd May 31st, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    ouch arod. two hands

  55. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Rodriguez gets a little overanxious. Play was too easy.

  56. kd May 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    bd,

    you have to wonder if cliff lee thought he was starting to decline and decide that the al east was no place to pitch.

  57. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I think Alex was thinking about stepping on Dallas Braden’s mound.

  58. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Is the Yankee infield sponsored by Butterfinger this season?

  59. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    kd,

    I doubt he thought he’d pitch any worse than he did in 2010… but I’m sure he did consider that this would be his big payday before he retires.

    After his “Yankees are old” comment, I’m rooting especially hard for him to fall on his face.

  60. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    TY, not sure what heredia’s pitch count was, but, it wasn’t much. About 20 pitches over the last 3 innings. He was outstanding and 15 scoreless innings, now.

  61. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I think the team mistakenly rubbed Pam on their gloves instead of leather conditioning oil…

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan May 31st, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    It’s different for position players. Age may have something to do with 36 year old A-Rod not recovering from injuries as quickly. And who knows what adverse effects steroid use had on his body. All unknowns; just speculation.

    Our best hitters right now, Tex, Granderson and Cano are 31, 30, and 29 respectively.

    Coincidence? Maybe.

  63. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    He probably doesn’t want to know, which is a bad sign.
    ———————–

    If they thought something was wrong with his hip the team would of made him go to the doctor asap. They obviously don’t think it’s a problem he just isn’t comfortable at the plate and they are waiting for him to get hot.

  64. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Is the Yankee infield sponsored by Butterfinger this season?

    ——————————-
    That’s funny

    That’s at least one each other than Teix in the last three games. The best was Cano’s look on the transfer the other night. The Arrogance of the gifted.

  65. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Lost in Bartolomania is the fact that Freddy has been a revelation. Any other year we add a guy, who has that kind of success that he has had, to the rotation p[people would be raving about him.

  66. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    This infield butterfingers may be contagious.

  67. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Yay. Jetes on…go Grandy

  68. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    He probably doesn’t want to know, which is a bad sign.
    ———————–

    If they thought something was wrong with his hip the team would of made him go to the doctor asap. They obviously don’t think it’s a problem he just isn’t comfortable at the plate and they are waiting for him to get hot.
    =================

    I hope you’re right. :)

  69. kd May 31st, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    you’re probably right bd. i forgot about that comment.

    hate to say this, but the a’s might be the worst defensive team in the bigs. wow.

  70. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Good job ump

  71. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Ridiculous call.

  72. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Wow, no way that was a strike

  73. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    A team with the A’s offense can’t afford t give away outs on either side of the ball.

  74. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Just missed.

  75. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Damn what is with all of the pop ups

  76. matt1766 May 31st, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    can the Yankees ever have productive outs

  77. Rob_NY May 31st, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    SoS — RE: Kids I knew who stayed a year back in grade school for athletics.

    I knew three kids who did it and none of them went pro lol. They all had some success and all ended up at name colleges. The negative aspect was social. Losing an entire group of friends because you’re at a new grade school and they’re in HS can be pretty traumatizing. They all ended up getting into good college football programs but there’s no saying it was because of the extra year and not their determination. I do have a few Al Bundy stories. Although offensive guard stories aren’t nearly as interesting as star running back ones. Again, it’s all about the little guy. If he’s as good as you say playing against tougher competition can only make him better.

  78. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Curveball machine. If he keeps hangin ‘em, they better start bangin ‘em.

  79. RS May 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I still wouldn’t trust Garcia against a patient, powerful offense like the Sox, but he has worked wonders against free-swinging and/or fastball hitting teams like the Mets, Rangers, and Royals. If he can dominate weak teams and pitch so-so against the good ones, you have to be pleased. At any rate, he hasn’t really had a blow-up start yet and at the very least keeps us in the game at all times.

  80. Jackson May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan May 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    Alex is not getting any younger.

    West Coast Yankee Fan May 31st, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    just speculation.

    -

    you mean you are not a winner?

  81. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    A-Rod with the 2 out RISP hit

  82. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Lucky, but who cares?

  83. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Nice

  84. kd May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    there’s the bloop. now we need a blast

  85. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Nice….They need some bloops otherwise in this ballpark everything is caught.

  86. Abe Peteraham May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06.....38;emc=rss

    Good read, didn’t realize AJ and Nova were close buds.

  87. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Ill take it.

  88. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    It’s not how far you hit em…..it’s WHERE you hit em…LOL

  89. RS May 31st, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    That was like dejavu of the second game in Seattle

  90. RS May 31st, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    sorry, I meant dejavu of the first game against Pineda

  91. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Yes. In tomorrow’s boxscore, that blooper looks like a screaming line drive off the wall!

  92. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Ryan Freel would have caught that ARod bloop

    (though prob would have broken 2 ribs)

  93. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    That might be the blooper that gets him going…

  94. tyanksfan36 May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    GB

    Heredia had a good infield behind him tonight. Most of the time they aren’t that sharp which causes the pitcher to throw more pitches(obviously) I know Bretts mom told me during his last home start that he would have been out of the inning with 9 pitches but because of an error he ended up throwing 17. If I had been at the game I would have been able to get pitch count but they’re way far away this week.

  95. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Gardner is f’ing good.

  96. RS May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Gardner with the gun

  97. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Wow, nice Gardy!!

  98. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Don’t run on Gardner’s arm lol

  99. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Nice play by Gardy!!

  100. blake May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    best LF defender in baseball.

  101. Yogi Mantle May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Heh. Gardner done good!

  102. Tarheel In NYC May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Nice job, Gardy.

  103. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Little guy-big arm

  104. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Meanwhile that guy wasn’t even running hard down the 1B line.

  105. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Yeah Gardy

  106. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Man he got to that ball fast!

  107. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Not a good base running move there by The Mad Russian.

  108. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Awful base running

  109. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    That was not good defense.

  110. Yogi Mantle May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Was that a new dance move by Swisher?

  111. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    ugly move swisher.

  112. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Swisher is really a clown

  113. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Gardner’s play saved a run; Swisher’s likely will cost us one.

  114. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Meanwhile back in right field…oh vey!

  115. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Swish has been playing RF like he is on ice skates lately.

  116. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Swisher doing the Dougie??

  117. Tarheel In NYC May 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Ugh, Swish. Sometimes he looks like the Little League kid you put in RF because he’s the worst player on the team.

  118. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Nice job Freddy picking up Swisher.

  119. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Swisher is really a clown
    ================

    Granted, it was an ugly play. But I really do think that he has worked hard to improve his defense. If he is working hard to improve, then it is hard to fault him too much.

  120. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Coco Soggy .

  121. Yogi Mantle May 31st, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Cereal Boy!

  122. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    The zebra on skates. Swisher playing shallow, oh my.

    Pena move him back. The Grandys he ain’t.

  123. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    how was that a triple he bobbled it twice

  124. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    The 4th inning seems like a good time to bring in Dickerson for defense in RF

  125. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Swish has been playing RF like he is on ice skates lately.

    =========
    It really seems that he has regresed defensively this year, as well as offensively…

  126. Against All Odds May 31st, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Didn’t see it what did Swish do fall down again do a back flip what

  127. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Damn

  128. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Hollywod -1 run….

  129. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    So Singleton mentions the scoreless streak and of course they score. He’s very powerful.

  130. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Too bad. Freddy made a good pitch, but it didn’t quite work out.

  131. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Should have pitched around De Jesus again.

  132. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I recommend a few more ManCave commercials for Whiffer…

  133. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Against All Odds May 31st, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Didn’t see it what did Swish do fall down again do a back flip what
    ===================

    Ran around in circles, like he was blindfolded or something. I would have rather watched a kid try to whack a pinata.

  134. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Gotta get that run back. Keep tackin on.

  135. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Good thing Gardner threw out that guy at 2nd…

  136. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    What’s up with the car commercial in Spanish on YES?? Say what??

  137. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Have no issue with Swisher playing in a few steps. LaRoche is a right handed hitter with out much power, let alone in that park to the opposite field. It was picking up the ball on the 2nd try. The run scores anyway.

  138. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Swisher was playing shallow – mistake number one. Speed he ain’t got. Ball over his head, Swisher with a statue of liberty play – glove in the air. Then fumbled it a couple of times as it bounced off the wall.

  139. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Yeah, Swish. Signs of life.

  140. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Swisher…

  141. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Atta boy swish. He keeps hangin that cb.

  142. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Ok Swish. Now let’s not get doubled up this time. Baby steps.

  143. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    At least he got on base for us. Here is a chance for him to redeem himslef, with a little help from Jones and Gardner.

  144. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Swisher was playing shallow – mistake number one. Speed he ain’t got. Ball over his head, Swisher with a statue of liberty play – glove in the air. Then fumbled it a couple of times as it bounced off the wall.
    ___

    Him playing shallow is the coaches call, not his…

  145. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Ha! Another dunker!

  146. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Get this run in Gardy!

  147. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I love the bloops. Now let’s get Swish in….

  148. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Didn’t see it what did Swish do fall down again do a back flip what

    ——-

    Swish looked like a cat trying to chase a laser pointer.

  149. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    So, do you send Jones in this spot? I’d be very tempted to do it

  150. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    twice Swish?

  151. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    crap. :(

  152. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Just awful

  153. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    He doesn’t bunt well with men on base. WTF can’t Girardi see that?

  154. West Coast Yankee Fan May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Gardner – awful

  155. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    once again, they fail at fundamentals

  156. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Stupid. I hate this little league BS. He’s getting paid millions of dollars for this!

  157. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Blame that one on Gardner’s pathetic attempt.

  158. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    oh i didn’t notice it was a suicide squeeze

  159. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Are u f’in serious? What the heck. This team finds new ways to not score more than any team. That is just brutal baseball right there.

  160. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    That was Gardner’s fault. He whiffed on the bunt.

  161. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    You have to be kidding me!!! Why is Girardi putting all of these stupid plays on?!?!? Especially with Gardner who doesn’t know whow to bunt?? Just stupid

  162. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Swisher would be great in a remake of the Keystone Cops..

  163. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Heads up by Gardner to lobby the ump, respectfully.

  164. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    excellent umping as usual, at least gardner has a mark on his hand… :)

  165. Niblick May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Does anyone wonder if Swisher is sober?

  166. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Time for Jeter to get an honest hit

  167. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    So sick of Girardi.

  168. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Cmon Derek…

  169. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    thanks singleton for the jinx

  170. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    1,001Ways To Strand Runners, written by Joe Girardi..

  171. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Girardi has to stop with all of these stupid plays and just let these guys swing away. The other day it was a hit and run with .170 hitting Posada. Just pathetic

  172. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    LOLJeter

  173. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    best man to have up with the bases juiced.

  174. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    not an honest one I guess :|

  175. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    We have had 4 guys reach base and still no runs this inning

  176. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Blame that one on Gardner’s pathetic attempt.
    ====================

    I blame Joe for calling for that play. A squeeze with Gardner? Don’t call on him to do somthing that he can’t do.

  177. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Well, at least that’s more pitches, but still no run. Anderson’s elbow is gonna be SORE.

  178. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Terrible ump. Terrible

  179. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    excellent umping as usual, at least gardner has a mark on his hand… :)
    ==================

    He deserves it, after that lame bunt attempt! :)

  180. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Girardi is showing more and more how clueless he is. It’s like they have to win despite his moronic managing.

  181. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    It’s easy to see that Dick Padd and Noblick have no clue. Explain to everyone how that was on Swisher. A suicide squeeze and Gardner’s trying to walk?

  182. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    THE GRANDY MAN!!!!!!!! bases clearing baby! =D

  183. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Nice work by Jete!!!

  184. lil m May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Jeter and Grandy are out of control!!!

  185. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    ac1….like you said, best guy to have up with bases juiced…

  186. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Go Granderson!!! He is amazing…

    They score despite the clueless manager

  187. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Yep, keep hangin those curveballs.

  188. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Oops. I meant Grandy…

  189. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    grandy delivers more than Dominos

  190. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Great piece of hitting by Granderson. If only Teix would learn.

  191. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Gardner’s job is speed and bunting, walking and tossing in some hits. Not really excelling at two of those things.

  192. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Girardi: Killer of big innings.

  193. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Granderson has to be in the early MVP discussion.
    If he can get his average up to .300, he will be a serious candidate, because he is carrying this team.

  194. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Gardner’s job is speed and bunting, walking and tossing in some hits. Not really excelling at two of those things

    ——

    Must have missed that in his contract.

  195. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Good thing it didn’t bother Granderson but the strike zone is very big

  196. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    The Grandy Man is gonna be an All Star :)

  197. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I never said it was Swisher’s fault…obviously Gardner couldn’t get the friggin bunt down…but you must admit, seeing Swisher flail away in RF, get doubled off of first, and get caught in a rundown between third and home, the Keystone Cops analogy fits, as Nick is an actor by trade…

  198. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    “Granderson has to be in the early MVP discussion.”

    No doubt.

  199. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Granderson has to be in the early MVP discussion.
    If he can get his average up to .300, he will be a serious candidate, because he is carrying this team.
    ================

    I agree with most of what you said. Grandy is already fourth in OPS. I don’t think that he needs to up his average. If he can sustain this level of play, he will have a strong claim to the MVP. Of course, it’s still early in the season.

  200. matt1766 May 31st, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Once again and has been for 3 years this team wins despite the manager

  201. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Granderson just continues to amaze with his good hitting. Struck out last time on the CB. This time stayed back and a nice smooth stroke. Then there was Teix.

  202. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    That was a strike…

  203. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I think because the team was struggling with risp so much Girardi thinks he has to overmanage and be creative. Just let the boys play….

  204. GoYanks May 31st, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    GreenBeret7May 31st, 2011 at 11:09 pm
    Gardner’s job is speed and bunting, walking and tossing in some hits. Not really excelling at two of those things.
    ==

    Gardner’s job is getting on base, scoring and playing exceptional defense – he excells in each of those.

    Also, it was NOT a suicide squeeze, but rather a safety squeeze. Watch the replay, Swisher did not break with the pitch (suicide squeeze), but started towards home when Gardner attempted the bunt. If a suicide squeeze, Swisher would of been more than halfway home, he was only 10 feet off third.

  205. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Tex has said in interviews that he attributes his recent hit streak to being more aggressive in at bats, so I don’t have a problem with him swinging early there.

  206. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I agree Joe has had a rough stretch.

    And I am not sure I would have called for it in the fourth inning, but why is everybody jumping on Joe for a terrible, awful bunt attempt by gardner?

    Gardner is a speedster who is supposed to be able to lay down a bunt.

    That play was all on Gardner not Joe.

  207. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Gardner in May: .313/.385/.388

  208. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Nice pitch..

  209. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    That was an easy play that a SS has to make

  210. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    “And I am not sure I would have called for it in the fourth inning, but why is everybody jumping on Joe for a terrible, awful bunt attempt by gardner?”

    Speaking only for myself, I think a manager has to know player’s limitations, and bunting to advance runners is one of Gardner’s.

  211. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Wow, I thought that was a routine grounder there.

  212. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I agree Joe has had a rough stretch.

    And I am not sure I would have called for it in the fourth inning, but why is everybody jumping on Joe for a terrible, awful bunt attempt by gardner?

    Gardner is a speedster who is supposed to be able to lay down a bunt.

    That play was all on Gardner not Joe.

    ————–

    You don’t manage on what a player is supposed to do. You manage based on what a player can and does do.

    Girardi must be tired of long games or something, because he has to hate big innings. Yankees on the verge of a big inning, time to bunt!!

  213. BD (Boston Dave) May 31st, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    “Granderson has to be in the early MVP discussion.”

    ————-

    sadly, I think some of the voters cant wait to vote for Adrian Gonzalez. Grandy might have to be so much better than him that they simply can’t get away with not voting for him.

    (assuming both teams make the playoffs, of course)

  214. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Garcia definitely isn’t getting help from his defense tonight

  215. Niblick May 31st, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    If only we had an infield.

  216. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Time to put in the defensive replacements…

  217. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Agon will have the Bristol media machine behind him. Let’s face it though, Bautista is the guy who deserves it at this point.

    Freddy, bend but don’t break, ok?

  218. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Come on Garcia…

  219. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I hate when YES brings up obscure stats about what players/teams have never done.

  220. Niblick May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    You gonna replace the whole team?

  221. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    This is a big out here.

  222. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    WTG, Freddy!

  223. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Houdini Garcia!

  224. Tarheel In NYC May 31st, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Way to get out of it, Freddy.

  225. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Nice job by garcia. Good hands by jeter. He still is very sure handed.

  226. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    The As announcers were praying for a grand slam. Maybe next time!

  227. GreenBeret7 May 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Granderson has been retro-actively voted to the All-Over Rated Team.

  228. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Tar May 31st, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I agree Joe has had a rough stretch.

    And I am not sure I would have called for it in the fourth inning, but why is everybody jumping on Joe for a terrible, awful bunt attempt by gardner?

    Gardner is a speedster who is supposed to be able to lay down a bunt.

    That play was all on Gardner not Joe.
    ================

    Obviously, you have a point. Gardner should be able to put down that bunt. Still, Gardner thus far has not demonstrated much ability to bunt. I don’t think that Joe should call upon guys to do things which they are likely to fail. He ought to put them in a position to succeed to the extent he can. I think that Gardner was much more likely to deliver a fly ball rather than a bunt in that situation. Obviously, Gardner still needs to work on his bunting. It seems to me that this team generally speaking needs to work on its fundamentals–this too is on Joe.

  229. DocTodd May 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I know Jim Palmer never allowed a grand salami…

  230. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Bautista may be a triple crown winner this year. I still want to know what he’s on.

  231. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Now let’s score some more runs!!!

  232. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Nice ab there arod

  233. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I hate when YES brings up obscure stats about what players/teams have never done.
    ———————–

    Especially when Kay says it I feel like it’s definitely bad luck

  234. Niblick May 31st, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Arod sure was running funny on that one.

  235. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Go Cano!!!

  236. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    dontcha know?

  237. Against All Odds May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    CANO is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  238. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Dayuuuum.

  239. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Cano’s heating up…

  240. Jerkface May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Too many HRs, not enough suicide squeezes. Can’t expect to score in the playoffs without the suicide squeeze.

  241. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I think Robbie has got his hitting head on straight again.

  242. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    give credit to the offense on this road trip…the M’s bullpen shut them down but they have absolutely worked every young, dominant starter that’s been thrown at them

  243. lil m May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    There’s that darn long ball again ;)

  244. Jerkface May 31st, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    As I said, the Yankees can make parks like safeco and the Coliseum look like bandboxes

  245. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    You hang em we bang em

  246. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    give credit to the offense on this road trip…the M’s bullpen shut them down but they have absolutely worked every young, dominant starter that’s been thrown at them
    =========================

    They are finally playing like a team.

  247. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    The offense appears to be finally rounding into form just in time for the dog days of summer.

  248. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Granderson and Cano: Good at baseball

    BloggingBombers Before Granderson HR, Anderson had not allowed an extra-base hit by a lefthanded hitter in his last 15 starts dating back to last season.

  249. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    “It seems to me that this team generally speaking needs to work on its fundamentals–this too is on Joe.”

    Ahh you got me on that one.

    But this notion that Joe should know that Gardner is a bad bunter– so not called one– I think is bull.

    He is a speed player not a power hitter. Speed player’s have to know how to bunt.

    That was a feeble, embarassing bunt attempt, and if I was Joe— Mr Gardner would be spending some time in the cages working on fundamentals.

  250. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Swisher just missed that one.

  251. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    That’s a HR swing I didn’t mind seeing from Swish. He’s batting RH and he just missed it.

  252. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    igotid where are you with the trademark Ca-Y*S

  253. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    It sure is nice to see A-Rod and Cano hitting in the same game!

  254. rr212 May 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Haha. Jones almost broke his back swinging for the fences.

  255. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I am surprised that Jones doesn’t pull a muscle swinging that hard

  256. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    But this notion that Joe should know that Gardner is a bad bunter–so not called one–I think is bull. He is a speed player not a power hitter. Speed player’s have to know how to bunt.

    —–

    So Joe is blind?

  257. Niblick May 31st, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Hey, Swish. You’re not allowed to use the Robbie drop the bat move unless the ball’s going over the fence.

  258. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    You guys give Gardner a lot of grief about bunting, but here’s a newsflash – bunting is hard.

  259. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Leaving the ball up.

  260. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Garcia hasn’t been as sharp the last 2 innings

  261. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    LeBron just dunk faced Tyson Chandler. Badly.

  262. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Page 97 of the binder

    Speed player up to bat. Speed players know how to bunt. Time to bunt.

    Girardi manages like a robot.

  263. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    “Speed player’s have to know how to bunt.”

    But he doesn’t, so then what?

  264. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I would get Pendleton or someone up. Garcia has lost it….

  265. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    darn.

  266. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I thought the As didn’t hit HRs.

  267. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    “So Joe is blind?”

    No– that’s why he’s batting 9th.

    This is a player- who by all rights should be batting at the top of the line-up.

    But if he can’t utilize his main weapon speed, he will not have a long career.

  268. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    “I thought the As didn’t hit HRs.”

    If you put the ball on a tee…

  269. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I want those two runs back.

  270. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    mikeaxisa Te last lefty batter to take Brett Anderson deep before tonight was Russell Branyan. In 2009.

  271. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Tar May 31st, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    “It seems to me that this team generally speaking needs to work on its fundamentals–this too is on Joe.”

    Ahh you got me on that one.

    But this notion that Joe should know that Gardner is a bad bunter– so not called one– I think is bull.

    He is a speed player not a power hitter. Speed player’s have to know how to bunt.

    That was a feeble, embarassing bunt attempt, and if I was Joe— Mr Gardner would be spending some time in the cages working on fundamentals.
    ===========

    We agree on about 90 percent of what you said, especially that last sentence of yours. I would have him doing bunting drills every single day, until he finally got proficient at it. On the other thing, I guess we just differ a bit on how to handle players. Girardi should have the players practice their butts off on the things that they OUGHT to be able to do, but call on them in game situations to the things that he KNOWS they can do.

  272. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    “No– that’s why he’s batting 9th.”

    AVG and OBP should trump bunting in lineup construction.

  273. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    But if he can’t utilize his main weapon speed, he will not have a long career.

    —-

    So despite already proving he can be very successful WITHOUT bunting, he needs to bunt to have a long career?

    Now that is bull.

  274. Nick in SF May 31st, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I’m sitting in the infield up the first base line. I think Cano’s homer landed after DeJesus’s.

    Huge Yankee fan turnout. When Arod got his error, there was another roll call underway, they were chanting “Derek Jeter” at the moment he bobbled the ball. Poetic.

  275. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    DeJesus has been a tough out lately.

  276. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Jeter’s bunting and on base skills keep him at the top of the lineup.

    Oh wait…

  277. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    “I’m sitting in the infield up the first base line”

    Run on the field. Trust me, we’ll bail out you out. ;)

  278. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    he has 1 maybe 2 more innings in him

  279. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    DeJesus is just a bad match up for Freddy. DeJesus is the one guy in the lineup that Freddy can’[t allow to beat him.

  280. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Better Freddy blew up there than the previous inning. Limited damage.

  281. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Huge Yankee fan turnout. When Arod got his error, there was another roll call underway, they were chanting “Derek Jeter” at the moment he bobbled the ball. Poetic.

    ________________________

    lol

  282. Niblick May 31st, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    If Binder Joe would update his binder from the ’20′s, he’d learn that bunting just isn’t that good of an idea, and he wouldn’t waste so many outs, and kill so many rallies, on bunt attempts. Wake up, Binder Joe. It’s 2011.

  283. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Good thing the back of the bullpen is rested because they will probably need them in this game

  284. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Jeter doesn’t need to bunt. He’s mastered the infield hit.

  285. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Heat win by 8. The “decision” looking pretty good right now.

  286. matt1766 May 31st, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Jeter is very overrated tonight

  287. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Grandy is not only taking Lefties deep, but GOOD lefties at that. What a stud this year

  288. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Granderson also hit a HR off Price a few weeks ago, which was the first HR to a lefty Price had allowed since Utley in ’09. Seems like he’s on a mission to break some impressive streaks.

    Also love that Grandy and Cano are #1 and #2 in baseball for RBI against lefties. They are like a younger version of ’09 Damon and Matsui :)

  289. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I like the way that Jeter has been walking lately. I knew that he would eventually find a way to contribute more consistently.

  290. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Granderson is unreal

  291. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Okay now I want to know what Grandy is taking, which I know is nothing.

  292. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Anderson…..haha.

  293. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Wow that baseball is a beach ball for Curtis right now. Has been really all season. Definitely the team MVP so far.

  294. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Granderson is on every pitch.

  295. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    double steal =D

  296. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    The Yankees have had quite a few double steals this year

  297. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I love the double steal! It must be my favorite play in baseball..

  298. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    A lot of steals on this trip.

  299. Jacob Ruppert May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Not a good team, eh guys?

    Yanks just beat up Pineda, Hernandez, Cahill, and Anderson.

  300. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Make it backfire, Alex.

  301. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Here comes the walk to tex before A-Rod

  302. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    walking tex to load the bases never works….

    time for alex to be patient and put one in the seats.

  303. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Double steals are awesome.

    I do like that from Joe this year

  304. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I’ve gt a felling that A-Rod is about to join the Iron Horse at the top of the pile…

  305. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I thought he was out, but I think he got his hand in.

  306. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    come on Alex… get on a roll here

  307. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Jacob Ruppert May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Not a good team, eh guys?

    Yanks just beat up Pineda, Hernandez, Cahill, and Anderson.
    =================================

    They are scary good when Tex, ARod, and Cano hit.

  308. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    “Here comes the walk to tex before A-Rod”

    I think that’s MY favorite play in baseball

  309. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    !! hits by Anderson, most he’s given up in a game??

  310. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Let’s go Arod!!!

  311. Tar May 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    “Jeter’s bunting and on base skills keep him at the top of the lineup”

    LGY

    I wondered how long it would take you to bring up Jeter.

    Instead of looking at things constructively and listening to other view points it’s all about being right about Gardner. That’s kind of ignorant and I thought you were smarter than that.

    How successful has he been on the base paths? The man does not use his best weapon on the offensive end at all. That will catch up to him, unless he improves.

    And let’s get this straight–Gardner should be hitting at the top- but he’s not because of one person Brett Gardner.

  312. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Double steals are awesome.

    I do like that from Joe this year
    ====================

    Ditto. I’ve always love the running game. But I hate bunting; I just hate giving away outs.

  313. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    A-Rod is that man!

  314. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Nice quick stroke from Alex.

  315. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    That will work. Nick bring the biggest broom you can find for tomorrow’s game.

  316. igotid88 May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    A-Rod with another RISP hit

  317. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Smart at bat by Alex.

  318. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    “They are scary good when Tex, ARod, and Cano hit.”

    Add to that Granderson being a machine, and that’s a nightmarish 2-5 for opponents

  319. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Alex…all he does is drive in runs…yet some will never see his true greatness.

  320. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    It’s nice to see Arod have a good game

  321. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Excellent at bat by Alex. Team win comes first.

  322. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Cano pad my fantasy stats here bud.

  323. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    cant overrate A-rods success when Tex gets IBB

  324. Jerkface May 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    How successful has he been on the base paths? The man does not use his best weapon on the offensive end at all. That will catch up to him, unless he improves.

    Gardner has been successful his last 5 attempts before today and is hitting .300 for the month. Not improvement?

  325. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I think managers are successful like 8% of the time when they walk Tex to get to Arod

  326. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    And let’s get this straight–Gardner should be hitting at the top- but he’s not because of one person Brett Gardner.

    —————–

    Player A: .252/.333/.384
    Player B: .265/.328/.330

    Who should get more PAs?

  327. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I love how this team has bounced back from those 2 tough losses in Seattle. They are really playing much better ball.

  328. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Brett Gardner:

    82% base stealer in his career.

  329. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    What was that?

  330. Captain Clutch May 31st, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you for the gift

  331. JeterMo28 May 31st, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    piling on the runs :D

  332. LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    May

    Player A: .267/.328/.367
    Player B: .313/.385/.388

    Who should get more PAs?

  333. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Alex is at third if that doesn’t hit blue

  334. TheStraw May 31st, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    They are also getting some breaks to fall their way now. The breaks that were all going against them when they seemed bad.

  335. Rich in NJ May 31st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Tar said:

    “But this notion that Joe should know that Gardner is a bad bunter– so not called one– I think is bull.”

    Then you said:

    “He is a speed player not a power hitter. Speed player’s have to know how to bunt.”

    So you acknowledge that he can’t bunt, but you don’t think Girardi should know.

    “That’s kind of ignorant and I thought you were smarter than that.”

    The same could be said of you.

  336. Jerkface May 31st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Player A, because Player B hasn’t shown the desire to sac bunt

  337. Ghostwriter May 31st, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    LGY May 31st, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    And let’s get this straight–Gardner should be hitting at the top- but he’s not because of one person Brett Gardner.

    —————–

    Player A: .252/.333/.384
    Player B: .265/.328/.330

    Who should get more PAs?
    ==============================

    Coin flip. Those differences aren’t statistically significant. I also would prefer Brett at the top of the lineup, but it’s pretty tough to make the case that it’s some kind of travesty that he isn’t.

  338. UnKnown May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    5 – 4 road trip is beginning to look more and more like it can happen.

  339. RS May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    I wonder if that’s the first time Tex has stolen home

  340. Bo knows May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Martin with the Swisher disease.

  341. Laura - I Bleed Blue May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Martin is starting to regress.

  342. Yankee Trader May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Tex steals home!! Is it a steal or a fielder’s choice?

  343. ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    with martin not on a tear anymore, cervelli being cervelli and posada platooning, i dont get how they can still not bring up Montero.

  344. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:00 am

    The amazing thing is Jeter is on base with the middle of the order tonight. Getting hits and stealing a base infront of them. We haven’t seen that all season so far.

  345. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:00 am

    “Martin is starting to regress.”

    He’s wearing down, but Cervelli isn’t a ML, so they’re kind of stuck until/unless Montero is called up.

  346. jacksquat June 1st, 2011 at 12:01 am

    If Granderson keeps up this pace, he’ll be MVP.

    #988opscenterfielder

  347. West Coast Yankee Fan June 1st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Props to Jeter – he is hitting the ball hard and playing much better.

  348. Laura - I Bleed Blue June 1st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Is this the most runs they’ve scored for Garcia?

  349. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:03 am

    ac1 May 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    with martin not on a tear anymore, cervelli being cervelli and posada platooning, i dont get how they can still not bring up Montero.
    ===========================

    Have you looked at the scoreboard? Do you see them having trouble scoring runs? I anxious to see the kid too, but there is no real reason to rush him up. And most reports seem to indicate that he need more work in the minor leagues.

    BTW, Cervelli is a .270 hitter and an adequate backup.

  350. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Martin is starting to regress
    ———–

    It’s most likely fatigue, he needs more days off

  351. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    “Is this the most runs they’ve scored for Garcia?”

    He’s 87th in RS:

    4.91

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/p.....expanded-2

    Good call.

  352. TheStraw June 1st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Wow, that was some play by the Chief!

  353. igotid88 June 1st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Ha Tex was credited with stealing home. Let’s see Sportscenter spend a half hour on that play

  354. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Nice Freddy.

    Great throw to complete the DP.

  355. Yankee Trader June 1st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Garcia just went to locker room to change his shorts!!

  356. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    A quality start from Freddy, and a 7-run lead for the Yanks to close the deal.

  357. Jerkface June 1st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Cervelli is hitting .220 since June 1st, 2010

  358. Rob_NY June 1st, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Player A: .252/.333/.384
    Player B: .265/.328/.330

    ——-

    FWiW I’d bat player A 8th and player B 9th. Unless Francisco Cervelli was in the lineup.

  359. Jerkface June 1st, 2011 at 12:06 am

    A quality start from Freddy

    But but but i thought that garcia’s ability to throw up quality starts was nonsense??

  360. GreenBeret7 June 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Garcia will be opening the 7th inning.

  361. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Speaking of quality starts, they need one from AJ tomorrow.

  362. G-C June 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Six solid innings from Freddy. Some lucky bounces, but they all count the same!

    He’s been giving us quality innings all year and its nice to see him finally get rewarded with some run support.

    I’d pull the plug on him now and save his bullets. Its looking increasingly like his right shoulder is going to be a valued commodity for this team well into the summer. May as well protect it.

  363. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    To be clear, I wouldn’t even bat Gardner leadoff.

    I actually like Martin as a leadoff hitter.

  364. igotid88 June 1st, 2011 at 12:09 am

    right when there’s discussion on this board about how they need new life in their bats and calling up montero. they put up a 10 spot

  365. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Jerkface June 1st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Cervelli is hitting .220 since June 1st, 2010
    ====================
    He hit .281 after the All Star break.

  366. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I think if you DH’d Martin twice a week and let Montero catch those games, he’d be a lot fresher.

  367. matt1766 June 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    10-3 why doesnt Joe take martin out and get him some rest

  368. Laura - I Bleed Blue June 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    As announcers reliving the swisher years.

  369. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:11 am

    LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    To be clear, I wouldn’t even bat Gardner leadoff.

    I actually like Martin as a leadoff hitter.
    ——————————-

    Interesting choice. I would leadoff Gardner and bat Martin second. However, Jeter has been showing me enough to stick with the status quo.

  370. Jacob Ruppert June 1st, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Gardner started out poorly. Has been improving. Steal rate should not be used to judge Gardner’s success on bases. Percentage of stolen bases compared with number of times on base would be more useful, along with runs scored.

    He can be frustrating at times. I dislike using the contract to validate a player, but Gardner has a favorable contract and is a very useful complimentary player at a cheap cost, allowing Yanks to spend money on other needs.

  371. Jerkface June 1st, 2011 at 12:12 am

    He hit .281 after the All Star break.

    He hit .200 after the ASB, then hit .400 in september. BABIP fueled madness. Cervelli is a fine backup… if the yankees best prospects weren’t all superior hitters that play the same position.

  372. UnKnown June 1st, 2011 at 12:13 am

    So does a night like tonight go down as the Yankees Offense stepping up and pounding Brett or is it that Brett didn’t have his “stuff’

    I think the Bombers got him. This is a good to great offense. Tonight as you see some hits with risp goes a long long way to stockpilling the runs.

  373. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Is Swish playing 1st base? lol

  374. TheStraw June 1st, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Jackson looked a little Keystone himself there.

  375. JeterMo28 June 1st, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Wow. the As are just unable to do anything.

    Go Derek…

  376. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:16 am

    If Cervelli’s defense was better I wouldn’t care that he is a bad hitter. All backup catchers can’t hit but his defense has been really bad especially his throwing to 2nd base. I would be surprised if Montero isn’t up here by August especially if Posada doesn’t start hitting.

  377. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:17 am

    It’s not just about Cervelli being bad, it’s that the offense has been inconsistent, they have a few holes, and Montero can fill two of them.

  378. doubla06 June 1st, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Can someone make me a gif of Jackson falling down now

  379. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Jerkface June 1st, 2011 at 12:12 am

    He hit .281 after the All Star break.

    He hit .200 after the ASB, then hit .400 in september. BABIP fueled madness. Cervelli is a fine backup… if the yankees best prospects weren’t all superior hitters that play the same position.
    ===============================
    He had a slump, adjusted, and recovered from it. He’s a serviceable backup, and a very nice potential trade piece. As I recall, Posada didn’t exactly set the world on fire with his bat or his glove in his first few years in the bigs. And I like the kid’s grit and determination.

  380. Jacob Ruppert June 1st, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Do not think Cervelli has had much to do with our early season struggles. That said, if he cannot execute defensively, he does not belong on Yanks

  381. ac1 June 1st, 2011 at 12:20 am

    cervelli hasnt been a problem, but the point is there is someone better.

  382. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I am surprised that Garcia is still out there. They should save his arm for later on in the season considering no one knows how many bullets his arm has in it.

  383. Bronx Jeers June 1st, 2011 at 12:21 am

    I feel like I’m doomed tomorrow with these blowouts.

    Nick, are you going tomorrow?

  384. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:16 am

    If Cervelli’s defense was better I wouldn’t care that he is a bad hitter. All backup catchers can’t hit but his defense has been really bad especially his throwing to 2nd base. I would be surprised if Montero isn’t up here by August especially if Posada doesn’t start hitting.
    ================

    His defense is the part that actually bothers me a bit. It seems like he has regressed in this department. However, he showed significant improvement yesterday. As long as he keeps working, I don’t have a problem with him. Nevertheless, you might be right about Montero getting a callup later in the season. However, I have to think that Posada will find a way to compete before long.

  385. JeterMo28 June 1st, 2011 at 12:23 am

    As wanna go home

  386. TheStraw June 1st, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Boy, Nova could really learn about pitching by watching Garcia. Seven k’s.

  387. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:25 am

    ac1 June 1st, 2011 at 12:20 am

    cervelli hasnt been a problem, but the point is there is someone better.
    ====================

    You don’t know that. Nobody knows what Montero will do when he gets called up. It’s not like he has been dominating Triple-A pitching this year. Besdes, how many opportunities do you think that he will get as a BUC? one or two times a week? Do you think that’s enough to develop him?

  388. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:27 am

    This might be a good time to take Granderson out and get him 2 innings off. Now that he is hitting lefties so well he hasn’t had a day off recently.

  389. Bo knows June 1st, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Yankee fans are impatient. If Posada continues struggling then he is gone after the All Star break and Montero comes up, then you ease him into the lineup with no pressure. If you bring him up and he struggles you could ruin a great prospect. It would be a shame to rush him.

  390. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I wonder what the main reason is why Montero is still in the minors. Either not enough playing time or they want him to catch everyday in the minors to work on his catching?! Probably a little bit of both.

  391. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:29 am

    So call Montero up. Catching two times a week and being the RH DH is a valuable role and one that can help him surmount any learning curve more quickly.

    Cash said that Cervellli was rushed. It become more apparent every time he plays that he needs for development time in the mL.

  392. JT June 1st, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I think if you DH’d Martin twice a week and let Montero catch those games, he’d be a lot fresher.

    ————

    Montero makes Posada look like Johnny Bench behind the plate. To maximize Montero’s trade deadline value, they need to keep “developing” him as a catcher.

  393. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I wonder what the main reason is why Montero is still in the minors. Either not enough playing time or they want him to catch everyday in the minors to work on his catching?! Probably a little bit of both.
    ===============

    That’s my guess. And truth be told, he had a chance to take Cervelli’s job from him this spring, he blew it, and the faux-Molina went north with the club.

  394. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:32 am

    “To maximize Montero’s trade deadline value, they need to keep “developing” him as a catcher.”

    Trading Montero would almost certainly be idiotic.

  395. G-C June 1st, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Montero isn’t being traded…

  396. Bo knows June 1st, 2011 at 12:34 am

    So they rushed Cervelli to his detriment. Let’s solve that by rushing Montero. Oookay.

  397. Jacob Ruppert June 1st, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Trading Montero in a deal for Felix Hernandez would qualify as genius

  398. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Bo knows June 1st, 2011 at 12:34 am

    So they rushed Cervelli to his detriment. Let’s solve that by rushing Montero. Oookay.
    ======================

    What was it that Einstein said about the definition of insanity?

  399. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:35 am

    “So they rushed Cervelli to his detriment. Let’s solve that by rushing Montero. Oookay.”

    Montero’s career mL OPS is over .100 points higher.

    Ooooooooookay.

  400. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:36 am

    “Trading Montero in a deal for Felix Hernandez would qualify as fantasy”

    Fixed.

  401. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Jacob Ruppert June 1st, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Trading Montero in a deal for Felix Hernandez would qualify as genius
    ============================

    I think that the word for it is a swindle. Somehow, I don’t think that the Seattle GM just fell off the turnip truck.

  402. Jacob Ruppert June 1st, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I did not say that Montero would be the only piece in a possible trade. Unnecessarily condescending, Rich.

  403. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Montero has played approximately 164 games at AAA.

    Even with rehab, Cervelli has played 24.

    Yup, same thing.

  404. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am

    “I did not say that Montero would be the only piece in a possible trade. Unnecessarily condescending, Rich.”

    It’s called humor. Sorry, you misinterpreted it.

  405. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am

    To maximize Montero’s trade deadline value
    ———-

    I don’t understand why fans keep talking about trading him. Can’t this organization save one player for themselves?? They have a lot of other players in the minors to trade. A player with his potential doesn’t come around very often. If he is as good as people think he can be or even close to that they will really regret it if they trade him.

  406. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Anyway, they aren’t trading Felix. Cash keeps saying that.

  407. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Jacob Ruppert June 1st, 2011 at 12:39 am

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

    I was just kidding. No offense intended.

  408. Bo knows June 1st, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Montero is a bit flawed at his position but the offensive potential is off the boards. At the least a Pappi in waiting. What the hell could you trade him for to recieve equal value both in cost and talent. A Granderson, Cano, Montero should be a dream lineup with Teix and A Rod in supporting roles.

  409. stuart a June 1st, 2011 at 12:41 am

    cervelli was not rushed and can be seasoned in the minors. he is not that good and neve rwill be.

    his amount of errors versus his games played are terrible….

    cervelli cannot hold montero’s, bat weight and never will be able to. montero is not even close to figuring it all out and look at his #’s. he may never catch but if he does not hit in the majors I will be very suprised…….

    from what I have read he is the best hitting prospect the yanks have had in a long long time…

  410. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:42 am

    “cervelli was not rushed and can be seasoned in the minors. he is not that good and neve rwill be.”

    24 games at AAA isn’t rushed?

    I agree that he’s not that good though.

  411. JT June 1st, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Montero isn?t being traded?

    ———-

    He’s a DH, not a catcher. This is a team full of players who will need to DH in the years ahead. Hopefully, the Yanks can package him as a “top catching prosepct” to maximize his value. But he is going bye-bye.

  412. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:44 am

    This is a team full of players who will need to DH in the years ahead.

    —–

    False

  413. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 am

    “He’s a DH, not a catcher.”

    Bull.

  414. Bo knows June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Good swings by Swisher.

  415. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Swish.

    Why can’t you hit RHP dude???

  416. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:46 am

    “Makes sense, and as Keith Law mentioned in his chat on Thursday, that the best defensive coaches are with the major league team, and not in the minors. So, there is a chance Montero could actually improve his defensive shortcomings working with Tony Pena and manager Joe Girardi on a daily basis. ”

    http://www.minorleagueball.com.....in-in-2011

  417. Captain Clutch June 1st, 2011 at 12:46 am

    If the Mariners trade Felix it probably won’t be for 2-3 years once he is a year away from free agency and if he doesn’t want to sign an extension. I really doubt the Mariners will be calling anytime soon which is a good thing so we can hang onto him.

  418. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:47 am

    3. Jesus Montero, C/DH, N.Y. Yankees: A weird April, when he hit for average with no walks — literally, zero walks — and little power has been followed by a May when he drew a few walks but hasn’t hit either. (He’s in the midst of one of those meaningless hitting streaks that gets overreported — “Montero has hit safely in 10 straight games!” — since he’s a whopping 11-for-41 in that span with 16 punchouts.) I’m holding on this one, because I think he’ll hit and no one is reporting anything significantly wrong with him except over-eagerness at the plate; I imagine there’s some frustration that the Yankees are employing a guy hitting .174/.292/.348 in a spot Montero could fill. Previous position: No. 4

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....id=6609563

  419. JT June 1st, 2011 at 12:52 am

    ?Makes sense, and as Keith Law mentioned in his chat on Thursday, that the best defensive coaches are with the major league team, and not in the minors. So, there is a chance Montero could actually improve his defensive shortcomings working with Tony Pena and manager Joe Girardi on a daily basis. ?

    ———-

    You gotta be kidding me.

  420. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:53 am

    “You gotta be kidding me.”

    I don’t have the time to care.

  421. JT June 1st, 2011 at 12:55 am

    This is a team full of players who will need to DH in the years ahead.

    ??

    False

    ——————

    Let’s start with a $275 Million late thirties, no-range 3B with bad hips who happens to be chasing the all-time HR record.

  422. Ghostwriter June 1st, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Good game. They are now 3-2 on the road trip, with a chance to come back to NY with a winning record on the trip, and leading the AL East. Very nice indeed.

  423. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Let’s start with a $275 Million late thirties, no-range 3B with bad hips who happens to be chasing the all-time HR record.

    —————–

    Continue…

    FYI, Alex’s UZR so far this season is 4.3 and his DRS is 3.

  424. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 12:57 am

    “Let’s start with a $275 Million late thirties, no-range 3B with bad hips who happens to be chasing the all-time HR record.”

    He’ll be at 3B for several more years.

  425. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Alex Total Zone: 3

  426. G. Love June 1st, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Only way I see Montero being dealt is to Arizona for Upton if Towers makes him available. I could see the Yankees decide they want an athletic young OF’er with huge upside. That said, Upton’s numbers right now stink so I would rather keep Montero and see if he can solve the DH problem while getting some time behind the plate.

    Still, there is logic in dealing him for a sure thing star position player that fills a long term need here. I would be terrified of getting in bed with Upton though.

    I don’t think any big deal starting pitcher is going to hit the market this year. And the caliber of pitcher that will be available would be insane to trade Montero for.

    Unless something insane shakes loose and a true #1-2 starter hits the market this year, I don’t see Montero being dealt for pitching.

    And if any starting pitching does shake loss the cost will be astronomical as Boston is desperate for starters as well.

  427. Bo knows June 1st, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Coaches are valued in the minors for developing players, that is their job. So now Girardi and Pena along with their other duties are to take up babysitting.

    So there’s Girardi, surviving Posada’s tantrums, soothing Jeter, massaging Ego A Rod, writing up the binder, managing the BP and in your spare time Joe go squat behind the plate with Jesus.

    Sounds silly doesn’t it.

  428. LGY June 1st, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Babysitting = coaching?

    Does not compute…

  429. Rich in NJ June 1st, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Babysitting. Just say anything.

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