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Game 65: Yankees vs. Rangers

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Mark Teixeira DH
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Jorge Posada 1B
7. Nick Swisher RF
8. Eduardo Nunez SS
9. Francisco Cervelli C
CC Sabathia LHP

Rangers lineup
1. Ian Kinsler 2B
2. Elvis Andrus SS
3. Josh Hamilton LF
4. Michael Young DH
5. Adrian Beltre 3B
6. Nelson Cruz RF
7. Mitch Moreland 1B
8. Yorvit Torrealba C
9. Craig Gentry CF
Alexi Ogando RHP

TV/Time: MY9/7:46
Weather: Cloudy, 62 degrees
Umpires: Cory Blaser HP, Mike Winters 1B, Mike Everitt 2B, Chris Guccione 3B

3,000 watch: Frozen at 2,994 for at least 15 days while Derek Jeter heals.
Bouncing back: The Yankees are 18-7 in the next game after being shutout dating to the start of 2008.
Grand time vs. Texas: Curtis Granderson is batting .450 (9 for 20) with five homers in six games against the Rangers this season.

Update, 7:48: CC was late breaking and still got over to first to take a flip from Posada for the first out of the game. Sabathia was on time for another flip and the second out.

Update, 7:52: Hamilton goes down swinging, 1-2-3 first.

Update, 7:59: 1-2-3 first for Ogando.

Update, 8:05: 1-2-3 second for Sabathia.

Update, 8:13: First hit of the game, A-Rod’s single through the middle here in the second.

Update, 8:17: Season-high eight-game hitting streak for Posada now, double past the first-base bag. It’s second and third, one out.

Update, 8:22: Bases loaded, one out for The Captain’s replacement, Nunez.

Update, 8:24: Nunez comes through, line single to left, 1-0. Girardi was talking before the game how he had hit the ball better than his .214 average indicated.

Update, 8:27: Cervelli goes down swinging for the second out. He seems to have really regressed offensively and defensively.

Update, 8:28: Two-out half-swing single past third by Gardner, 2-0.

Update, 8:32: Ogando got the ball up and Granderson lined it in to right for a two-run single. He continues to love Texas pitching, now 10 for 21 this season.

Update, 8:34: Lefty Michael Kirkman is warming.

Update, 8:35: Ogando got the fastball up to Teixeira and now it’s 6-0, two-run double to right. Ogando is done. Kirkman is the new pitcher, 1 2/3 for Ogando, who was 7-0 with a 2.10 ERA.

Update, 8:41: A-Rod just missed a homer, flying to wall in the right-center. So it’s 6-o heading for the third.

Update, 8:48: Three perfect innings for Sabathia.

Update, 8:57: Solo homer for Swisher, his sixth of the season.

Update, 9:04: Broken-bat single to center by Ian Kinsler to start the fourth and Elvis Andrus follows with a single.

Update, 9:07: There’s goes the shutout, two-run single to center for Michael Young, 7-2.

Update, 9:08: YES just had an item about Brian Gordon, a 32-year-old righty at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies’ system, opting out and possibly being a candidate to start for the Yankees Thursday. He’s 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA in 12 games, including nine starts. Girardi mentioned Hector Noesi and David Phelps as the candidates before the game.

Update, 9:23: Two-run double to the left-center gap for A-Rod, 9-2, in the fourth.

Update, 9:32: RBI double for Craig Gentry, and it’s 9-3, second and third, no outs in the fifth.

Update, 9:35: RBI groundout for Andrus, 9-4.

Update, 9:44: Yoshinori Tateyama will be the new pitcher after Swisher’s one-out double in the fifth.

Update, 9:51: 9-4, going to the sixth.

Update, 10:02: One-hit sixth for Sabathia.

Update, 10:09: Gardner is having a good game in the leadoff spot in place of Jeter. Infield single, 100th career stolen base, and Granderson cashes him in with his 21st homer. So it’s 11-4.  Girardi said he isn’t sure what he’s going to do in the leadoff spot against lefty starters. He mentioned Granderson as a possibility.

Update, 10:17: Cano solo shot to right, and it’s 12-4.

Update, 10:27: Luis Ayala is warming with one out and one on in the Texas seventh.

Update, 10:29: Sabathia gets out of it. I believe he’s at 108 pitches.

Update, 10:38: Ayala takes over in the eighth. Andruw Jones is in left, Gardner moves to center for Granderson and Ramiro Pena takes over for Cano at second.

Update, 10:51: 12-4 headed for the ninth. Gardner has three hits and a walk. Lance Pendleton will try to finish it off.

Update, 11:04: Yankees win, 12-4.

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666 Responses to “Game 65: Yankees vs. Rangers”

  1. luis June 14th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Go Yankees

  2. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    LathamJoe was here today, damn I missed him….Real good poster from days of yesteryear…..Be nice to bank a win with CC on the hill tonight….

  3. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    2 LHB back to back. I’m overcome.

  4. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Wow–think I may have hit Nunez ninth to keep speed together.

    WHAT!? Is Girardi TRYING to lose this game!?!?!

    J/K

  5. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    CC da Man! Go C! Go Yanks!

  6. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Ok–Let’s win and LET’S HAVE FUN tonight!

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Set it right, C.

  8. mick June 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I don’t pay too much attention to them, but they all seem obsessed with the Yanks.
    =======================
    We’re everything they want to be.

  9. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Hallelujah that Swish has been dropped down and Po moved up.

  10. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    This should be a great game…two great teams…two very good pitchers…

    There are a lot of players on Rangers that I respect…Hammilton…Cruz…Kinsler…Young…etc

  11. mick June 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    That’s Carsten Charles Sabathia, don’t you watch segment 2?

  12. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Great play Po!

  13. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Who knew, Po? :lol:

  14. mick June 14th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Look at Jorge!

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    C floating to the bag! Seeing C pitch against Boston, he was just awesome until that fateful 7th when he tired. I just don’t think he’s appreciated enough.

  16. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    lol its still raining why did they start the game….big man running CC…did he gain more weight.

  17. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Posada runs faster with the ball than without. lmao!

  18. mick June 14th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I like throwing an unknown against this team on Thursday.

  19. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Jorge showing off those 2b skills from long ago…

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    On his off days, I think C should bat in the lineup. :D. He can hit. In fact, I don’t know if there’s anything C can’t do.

    C!!!

  21. mick June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Jorge x 2.
    Run CC run!!

  22. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    looks like PoPo is going to get a lotta practice tonight

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Look at Jorgie!

  24. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    WHO KNEW POSADA WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOLD GLOVE FIRST BASEMEN?!?!?!

  25. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Who is this new gold glove 1st baseman?

  26. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Po :wow:

    C is going to need oxygen!

  27. mick June 14th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Big night for Jorge tonight!

  28. RS June 14th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Posada looking good at first.

    But all this running in the wet grass makes me nervous for CC. Also, this rain better stop soon…I don’t want to see another delay called

  29. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Maybe Tex can catch? :)

  30. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Anyone here posting from the Stadium tonight?

  31. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    fllthy pitch, C!

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    Maybe Tex can catch?
    ///

    We know he’d have no qualms about blocking the plate :D.

  33. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    K

  34. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I am feeling Po is going to have a big game with the bat tonight…hope it comes through!

  35. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I also think Grandy is going to be dandy

  36. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    JD double. I was calling homer, but he just missed it.

  37. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I can’t believe that Girardi has 2 lefties batting back to back. He isn’t listening to the binder tonight….

  38. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Come on Gardy–show em what you can do as a lead-off!

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    C!

    Suck, I have a conference call. These California-time folks lack sensitivity. Damon nearly kicked one out but it’s 2nd & 3rd now with 2 down. When I come back, hope those Tampa guys are ahead. Ditto for us.

  40. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    But liquor is quicker!

    It is pouring here. I hope it doesn’t move North.

    Get up base, Gardy.

  41. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    *on*

  42. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    I can’t believe that Girardi has 2 lefties batting back to back. He isn’t listening to the binder tonight….
    ____________
    He is also combing his hair in the opposite direction…feeling mavericky…

  43. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Once a middle infielder always a middle infielder…..I’m prejudice of course

  44. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I hope batting leadoff doesn’t mess with Gardner and he tries being more patient than usual

  45. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    GB, scouting report on Hall? Trenton game about to start.

  46. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Good lefty AB’s tonight Tex. Think contact. ;)

  47. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I suspect we may be seeing a good pitching duel tonight. This kid has good stuff.

  48. UnKnown June 14th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Hey Heyman its Po flipping those to CC not Tex. Although he looked Tex like in his execution.

  49. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    We could see NUnez leading off against a lefty, maybe this Thursday vs Wilson.

  50. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I suspect we may be seeing a good pitching duel tonight. This kid has good stuff.

    Hard thrower but the fastball is straight, he can be got :x

  51. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    I suspect we may be seeing a good pitching duel tonight. This kid has good stuff.

    Hard thrower but the fastball is straight, he can be got
    ______
    Agreed–I think Po and Grandy will hurt him..just a feeling

  52. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    In SSS Nunez’s mlb lefty splits aren’t good.

  53. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I’m somewhat surprised Cruz isn’t batting 4th. To me, he is the second superstar on Texas.

  54. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Apparently this Brian Gordon the yankees signed is going to start for the team Thursday? So much for using our farm system???

  55. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Small strike zone so far

  56. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    Apparently this Brian Gordon the yankees signed is going to start for the team Thursday? So much for using our farm system???
    ______
    Who?! What?! How!? Huh!?!?

  57. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    JF, source? And if so, we suck.

  58. benfica356 June 14th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Ledger_Yankees RT @magelb: From @brookob: RHP Brian Gordon opts out of his minor-league deal with Phillies. Signed by NYY and will start Thursday for them.

  59. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    The twitterverse, all the beat writers tweeting it.

  60. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Admittedly his numbers are good, but I know nothing about him and why this guy?

  61. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Color me skeptical.

  62. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    http://bit.ly/m0B4UN

    who is brian gordon, converted OF with 119 minor league HR’s

  63. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like this ump has a really tight strike zone tonight..

    Jeter on the DL is a positive if you ask me. He looks like he can use the rest and I think it will be good for him to get it. I know he hates to not be playing, but in the end it will do him good.

    Anybody know the link to view the current number of votes per player for the ASG ?

  64. UnKnown June 14th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I guess he was a Philly and tearing it up in their minors: http://articles.philly.com/201.....nce-worley

  65. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    i guess noesi is more valuable in the pen or as long man

  66. pat June 14th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    TylerKepner Brian Gordon, who’s signing with Yanks, was 5-0, 1.14 in 12 G (9 starts) with Phillies’ Class AAA team. Had an out in his deal. h/t @brookob

  67. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Good job Alex….

  68. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Re: Ben Gordon opting out of deal with Phillies. Ken Davidson mentioned this in his Newsday column last Sunday. The guy has drop dead numbers with Lehigh Valley in the IL. If he’s starting for the Yanks on Thursday, over Noesi, Warren, and Phelps, then the scouts must have seen something.

  69. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    must Robbie always swing at the 1st pitch

  70. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    The guy was signed in 1997 by DBacks as a position player and became a pitcher late (2007)…must have strong arm.

  71. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Somebody else throwing in on the Yans. I hope CC returns the favor.

  72. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    blake…saw that spielberg movie, overrated

  73. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    If it is one of the Brian Gordon’s I know, he is either an accountant CPA or a relief pitcher. I could guess, but I don’t think it’s the accountant. Might be some other Brian Gordon that dad and us haven’t heard of.

  74. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    robbie should be hitting 2nd behind gardner, dont get why girardi doesn’t see that.

  75. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Gordon’s FB is upper 80′s. I have no idea what else he throws.

  76. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    The numbers look great–almost too good to be true. Still, Cashman has a propensity for coming up with slick, unexpected moves. This could be another one.

  77. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    i hate when robbie takes that long walk around the plate

  78. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    he is not focused at the plate, seems in a hurry

  79. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    mick,

    Yea….I thought it was ok but I was underwhelmed….I was funny more than anything. Never pays to go into a movie with high expectations.

  80. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Shows what we think of Phelps et al, right now.

  81. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    blake…i must have missed the humor.

  82. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Keeping swinging at garbage Cano

  83. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Never pays to go into a movie with high expectations.
    ====================================
    it helps to not read the reviews.
    2 best ive seen like that were Gump and Field of Dreams

  84. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    cano needs a wakeup call.
    but giradi is not proactive.

  85. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    mick, come on the kids said a few funny things I thought….

  86. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Hip hip!

  87. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    this is a great post about deserving All Star players.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....l-edition/

    Go Jorge !!!!

  88. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    told y’all about Po, tonites his night.
    he’s lovin life..

  89. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Jorge is alive….the one thing he’ll do is make the pitcher get him out. He needs to hit 6th for awhile because he’ll at least give you a professional AB

  90. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I can’t tell you how happy I am that Jorge is starting to hit, and on so many levels.

  91. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    cano needs a wakeup call.
    but giradi is not proactive.
    =========================
    They need to flip him in the order with ARod or Tex to get him better pitches to hit. However, Posada’s resurgence could get him better looks.

  92. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    kids in movies are annoying

  93. kd June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    posada seems to be a player with less on his mind

  94. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Too bad Swisher is up….

  95. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Ok, Gordon from older scouting report, spots his 88-91 FB well and also throws a slow curveball ranging from 67-70 mph and an occasional slider and changeup.

    http://rangers.scout.com/2/769340.html

  96. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    too bad no DH for jorge in Chi and cincy

  97. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    here we go with Nick (I wanna hit a HR every time up) Swisher.

  98. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Here is some info on Brian Gordon. INteresting

    From Phillies fan site:
    “Brian Gordon has been simply phenomenal. The current IL leader in ERA and WHIP, Gordon has become the “stopper” in the rotation. In each of his last 5 starts, he has gone 5 innings or more, and in four of those five he went 6 or more innings, giving up 2 runs or less. He has had pinpoint control, walking only 6 in 42.2 innings this year. On the year, 4-0 with a 0.84 ERA; 42.2 IP 28H 6BB 36K, 0.80 WHIP; .185 opp. avg.”

    Also:
    How he became a Phillie: Signed as a minor league free agent after the 2009 season.
    2011 Season: Started the season on the Reading DL… Was activated from the DL and promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley on April 21… Made his first start since 2009 on April 29… Started the year with a stretch of 24 straight innings without allowing an earned run… Named the International League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 15.

    2010 Season: Started the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley… Placed on the DL (right hip strain) on July 8.

    Career Highlights: Played 950 games as a minor league outfielder before being converted to a pitcher. Hit .274 over 10 minor league seasons before taking to the mound to start the 2007 season. After 73 minor league appearances as a pitcher, he made his major league debut on September 17, 2008, pitching one inning without allowing a run against Detroit. Gave up one earned run in four innings – 2.25 ERA – in 2008, but hasn’t returned to the majors since then. In 2009, he spent the entire season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he was 7-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 43 games (2 starts).

    He had opt-out clause and used it when he realized there is no room on Phillies starting rotation for him.

  99. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Doc Joe….Jorge started to stick on the West Coast trip and has to be being good about himself and life overall

  100. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    can tex still play 3rd…move arod to ss for the NL, Po at 1st.

  101. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Swisher just swung at 2 pitches that he can’t hit

  102. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    “””
    Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    Too bad Swisher is up…
    “”””

    my thoughts exactly!

  103. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I do think they should consider moving Cano to the 2 hole….just to see if seeing a few more fastballs would get him on track and just to shake things up a bit…..you hate to mess with Granderson but he’s hit all over the place in the last couple years and he’s probably used to it. I like Granderson hitting behind Tex and Alex because they are on base a lot….maybe get some 2 and 3 run homers.

  104. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Posada wants to run the old double steal. :)

  105. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    “Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    Swisher just swung at 2 pitches that he can’t hit”

    not even if the pitch came to him in slo-mo

    My dad loves Swisher.. for the life of me I don’t know why. I never liked him since I first saw him play in Oakland.

  106. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Maybe the fact Jorge is more used to DHing and that his son’s surgery is behind them has helped clear his mind.

  107. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:13 pm
    The numbers look great–almost too good to be true. Still, Cashman has a propensity for coming up with slick, unexpected moves. This could be another one.
    _____
    Good point!

    Aaron Small, anyone?

  108. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Best thing that could happen was to walk Nick Swoosher

  109. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Time for Nuney to Wally Pipp DJ

  110. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    why not play dickerson against rightys…swish has been fine hitting righty

  111. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Best thing that could happen was to walk Nick Swoosher

    He got the runner in from third 12 out of 14 times

  112. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    ———————————–

    That works for me too. I would like to get Grandy more RBI chances. However, I think Tex should be hitting cleanup–he seems to rise to the challenge with runners on base.

  113. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Nunez calm down….

  114. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Pat M. – hi. I wonder how much he was also worried about his son. This stuff matters.

    It would be amazing that the Phillies couldn’t make room for Gordon, even in their pen. Given the eventual demand for starters, I don’t get it.

    Good job by Nunez.

  115. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Yay Nunez!

  116. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Atta boy, Eduardo!

  117. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Nice work, Nuny!

  118. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    yay Nunez!!

  119. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I’m surprised Po didn’t run through the sign.

  120. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I’m telling y’all…Nunez can leadoff against leftys, Cano 2nd, breaks up the lefty-lefty thing..

  121. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Go Nunez!! Now here comes the pitcher…..

  122. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Cervy will come through…

  123. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    That was some good bat speed there….tough pitch to turn on…..young man hands.

  124. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Ogando needs to call Cervelli to the mound to calm him down.

  125. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I’m surprised Po didn’t run through the sign.
    -

    Heh. Me too.

  126. RS June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    pretty amazing that Cervelli has already had 16 ABs with the bases loaded

  127. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Too bad.

  128. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I wish Montero was hitting there

  129. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    DL Martin already and bring up the kid.

  130. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Would like to see Montero up with bases loaded and 1 out….even if he K’d I’d feel better about it.

  131. luis June 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    cervi is pathetic, nunez is going to have a positive impact on the team

  132. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Great job by Cervelli there against Bubbleface.

  133. Mike Ri June 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Cervelli sucks .

  134. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Cervelli’s only value was that he could contact hit a little bit….now he’s not doing that .

  135. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Why the heck is Francisco Cervellin in the Majors.. CAN WE GET RID OF THIS CLOWN ALREADY !!!!!

    Anybody is better then him .. I don’t care how good he can catch the ball and if people like throwing to him.. he is a guaranteed out and needs to go. This team has so many problems that all add it up to a mediocre team with a very bad manager and stupid owners.

  136. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Seems the Rangers are trying to pull a RS with the Yankee batters.

  137. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    3 affirmatives for Jesus at 8:27……8 for Yogi, 27 could be Montero’s #…meant to be?

  138. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Nice placement…..

  139. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    RS June 14th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    pretty amazing that Cervelli has already had 16 ABs with the bases loaded
    —————-

    The bottom of the order has produced pretty well for the Yanks this year; it’s the 6-and-7-holes that have been the problem.

    Gardy!!!!!

  140. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    You can’t stop Gardner…you can only hope to contain him.

  141. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    love Gardner

  142. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    YES!!!! Amazing that became a hit.

  143. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    wow 3B got in the way of Swish going home!!!!

  144. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    A Grandy from Grandy would be Grandy!

  145. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Would love it for him to leave one out over the plate to Grandy here.

  146. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    break this open

  147. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    This is what they did to Ogondo last time….they worked him hard in those early innings.

  148. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    YESSSSSS

  149. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    love curtis.. one of the best things about this team !!!

  150. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    love you soooo much Granderson!!!! you have been BIG all season long

  151. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    This game is dedicated to the Capt.

  152. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Yes!!! I’m loving this rally! Now, Tex gets a chance to cap it.

  153. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    The merry go round continues! Pretty sweet seeing this.

    Too bad these guys can’t hit HRs. lol.

  154. m June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Jeez. How did Granderson get to that?

  155. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Man that’s just a great swing….so tough to get on top of that pitch but Granderson is so lighting fast and short to the ball these days……nice to have guys on the bases that fly like Nunez

  156. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Face…..You were dead on about flat heat……Can’t establish his slider he’ll just groove them all night

  157. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Beltre definitely did that on purpose. I saw him to it to Seattle earlier in the year. Good thing they scored the run anyway.

  158. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Team plays much better without the hinderance in the 1 spot !! If that was Jeter, we’d be out of this inning already.. Sad but true!

  159. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Jeter is probably thinking man, I could have gotten the hits I need against this guy in two innings.

  160. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Moreland is not a first baseman, and it showed on that play. Nunez should have been out, but for Moreland cutting off the throw.

  161. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    “”Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Jeter is probably thinking man, I could have gotten the hits I need against this guy in two innings.

    he’s the only one thinking that.

  162. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Would love to see Nunez come up big . What a dilemma that would cause with Jeter. Might have to keep him on the DL a little longer.

  163. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    They might take Ogando out this inning, can’t have him throw 50 in 1 inning.

  164. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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    jeter should retire

  165. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  166. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    This team is refreshed and loose.

  167. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    :highfives:

  168. Yogi Mantle June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Bubbleface said a naughty word.

  169. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “Would love to see Nunez come up big . What a dilemma that would cause with Jeter. Might have to keep him on the DL a little longer.”

    nah but they might have to find more playing time for him at various positions

  170. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Grandy man can score from first!!! Glad to see for once that the Yanks are getting two out hits and taking advantage of a struggling pitcher

  171. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    Would love to see Nunez come up big . What a dilemma that would cause with Jeter. Might have to keep him on the DL a little longer.

    —-

    seriously!

  172. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Ogando throws like a reliever who’s been used too much and who went one too many innings.

  173. m June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    lol. The LoHud Lineup Reverse Curse and Opposing Pitcher Whine at work tonight.

  174. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    There’re your six hits, Jeter

  175. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Yanks are sitting dead red….

  176. doubla06 June 14th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Ogando is just like Garcia (Obviously with MUCH MUCH MUCH better stuff) If he’s pitching against an impatient lineup, he’s gonna dominate. Otherwise, he gets lit up.

  177. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Burn out their bullpen!

  178. kd June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    love seeing the bats break out. they needed an inning like this

  179. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    wowzers its only the 2nd inning!!!!!! and Washington is taking him out.

  180. lil m June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Guess they’re not letting any starters off the hook tonight ;)

  181. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Thats what happens when a guy bulks up on the mariners angels and tigers

  182. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    nah but they might have to find more playing time for him at various positions
    ==================
    maybe in the batting order, doubt the field.

  183. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Love games like this – beating up on a good pitcher that doesn’t have it. Excellent!

  184. P June 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    kd June 14th, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    love seeing the bats break out. they needed an inning like this

    ———

    all without a HR!! Very niiiiiiceeee!

  185. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I’m not terribly surprised. Ogando had a great ERA the first month or so, about 0.50 or something. It’s slowly coming up, reflecting that he’s been quite hittable latley.

  186. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    maybe the whole 3k thing has been a drain on the team…

  187. doubla06 June 14th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Good thing the Rangers have a 19 man bullpen.

  188. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    For a guy with a mid 90s fastball and a slider/change, he doesn’t K alot of guys. And he walks guys. Ogando is the perfect foil for the yankees. A guy that won’t strike you out and wants to throw a lot of fastballs.

  189. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I had a felling Posada and Grandy would hurt this guy….Now we get into a weak pen.

    On Brian Gordon…I get Cashman’s thinking. He has kids competing in same league, and Gordon has been toast of league recenty, so he plays the hot ahnd when he gets a chance to sign him. Probably had to promise a chance to start in majors in order to sign him.

  190. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Ogondo is a good matchup for a patient team like the Yankees. He throws fastballs and doesn’t have great command….they just went up there looking heat and spit on everything else.

  191. CB June 14th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Nunez put a really impressive swing on the ball there. Very impressive.

    He doesn’t control the strike zone well. But you can see why when he hits. He has good hands and feels like he can barrel the ball.

    He’s got a lot of tools. If he learned to control the strike zone better and understand if he lets a pitch go he can get a better one he would be a very interesting player.

    That swing Nunez put on that ball – fast, direct, compact, short to the ball. Those are qualities this line up has needed more of this season.

  192. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    nothing like having two at bats in one inning

  193. BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    WCNancy didn’t give us a chance against this “Ace”, but now he loves these games. Talk about being a fickle fan, or is that just a front runner.

  194. Purenyyankee June 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    The inconsistency of this team is mind boggling. You can never predict anything with this bunch. Pound a guy throwing 96. Can’t score a lick with a guy throwing 92. One thing always is a given. Cervelli will continue to go out and look like a AA catcher both offensively and defensively every night.

  195. Benny Blanco June 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    He just missed it…by a tenth of an inch..

  196. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    maybe the whole 3k thing has been a drain on the team…
    ///

    maybe it’s the Farnsworthian fastball…

  197. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    CB – have you had the opportunity to see Brian Gordon pitch at Lehigh Valley?

  198. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    That swing Nunez put on that ball – fast, direct, compact, short to the ball. Those are qualities this line up has needed more of this season.
    ===========================
    Could be why Cash didn’t want to part with him for Lee.
    No legit backup for Jeter who with age, could be breaking down.

  199. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Ahhhh…..got it off the end a bit. Alex is looking a lot better though…..looking middle and opposite field.

  200. J. Alfred Prufrock June 14th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Rays add another. 2-0.

  201. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    Would love to see Nunez come up big . What a dilemma that would cause with Jeter. Might have to keep him on the DL a little longer.
    __________
    If Nunez excels, Cashman may do a Tonya Harding on DJ’s kneecaps.

  202. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Cervelli will continue to go out and look like a AA catcher both offensively and defensively every night.
    ============
    Not for much longer.
    Our secret weapon is the DL.

  203. cs in la June 14th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Just got Sterling-ed.

    He called it GONE, then changed it.

    Uggh,.

  204. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    CB,

    yea Nunez has some bat speed…..he swings very hard. Nice to have a guy like that to be able to step in.

  205. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Unbelievable home run call by Sterling…He really needs to got to Diamondvision.

  206. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    WCNancy didn’t give us a chance against this “Ace”,
    ====================================
    This is now an “attack-free” zone.

  207. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I’m not terribly surprised. Ogando had a great ERA the first month or so, about 0.50 or something. It’s slowly coming up, reflecting that he’s been quite hittable latley.

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

    Ogando had an ERA of 2.10 coming into tonight’s game.

  208. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Every ball in the air Sterling says….there a drive deep to such and such

  209. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Murti said more likely early July, but Hughes may be back by end of June. If he is ready, that would be nice.

  210. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Ogando had an ERA of 2.10 coming into tonight’s game.

    Those who saw past the number knew the Yankees had a very good chance today.

  211. BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    mick -

    OK – I’ll go with that.

  212. CB June 14th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Joe,

    I have not.

  213. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Aces have off days and thankfully Ogando did tonight.

  214. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    CC’s slider has been really good the last 2 outings…..he was so good up until that 7th inning in his last start and has been so good lately.

  215. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Big Al! Don’t see enough at these game threads! Nice to see you around.

  216. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    What’s Nunez absolute best case scenario, Alexei Ramírez?

  217. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Sure you did JF. How are those lottery winnings.

  218. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    We, as Yankee fans, must unite.
    We may disagree but must not fight amongst ourselves.
    It gives too much fodder to our haters.

  219. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Aces have off days and thankfully Ogando did tonight.

    Aces generally pitch for more than a few seasons before they earn that title. Ogando has had a very lucky run so far. Maybe when he throws 200 innings a couple times and throws up that under 3 ERA you can crow about how awesome he is.

  220. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I would hardly call Ogando an ace….he’s having a nice year but he’s only started a little over 2 months in the big leagues…..teams will adjust and he’ll have to adjust back then we’ll see.

  221. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    WCYF – yeah, I know. While not high in of itself, it’s higher than 0.50, which is about where he was a month ago. My point is that the rate of increase indicates that he’s been getting hit, and the last time the Yanks faced him they clobbered him. They clobbered him this time, too, didn’t they?

  222. mick June 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Aces have off days and thankfully Ogando did tonight.
    =============
    When did Ogando become an ace?

  223. BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    BoJo -

    Very rare I spend time here during the games, but, just waiting to go out, so I thought I’d jump in for a few.

  224. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “What’s Nunez absolute best case scenario, Alexei Ramírez?”

    I don’t know if he has that upside but that’s sorta who he reminds me of.

  225. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Verlander no-no through 6, 10 K’s

  226. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Thursday night’s game will be interesting, to see what Gordon does.

  227. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    funny how two of ogando’s “off days” have come against the Yankees this season. maybe it has more to do with the Yankees and less to do with Ogando.

  228. BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    BoJo -

    It never fails to amaze how this team jumps all over top pitching, most times. but can’t come up with a timely hit last night. That’s why you got to play the game i guess, anything can and will happen.

  229. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Verlander is just a beast….seems like he’s got a no hitter through 5 or 6 every night.

  230. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Verlander no-no through 6, 10 K?s

    What, again? How boring……

  231. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa June 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    7-0 coming in, has to lose at some point, facing one of the best offenses in the league, got pounded by them earlier this season

    predicting the Yanks could hit him is not exactly akin to picking lottery numbers

    if people had any “feel for the game” maybe they could see that

  232. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    mlb network switched to Verlander from RS-Rays.

  233. CB June 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What is this discussion about Ogondo?

    He’s pretty good but really not that great. I’ve seen him pitch several times. He’s a reliever still learning how to start. Good arm. Way to go in terms of learning how to start.

    Misses far fewer bats than you’d think given his arm. Kind of strange. His stuff can play flat and his secondary stuff is rounded out enough to make up the slack.

  234. kd June 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    man, verlander would look great in pinstripes.

    they would never trade him though

  235. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Ogando has given up 11 runs in about 8 innings against the Yankees.

  236. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    CC rolled through the first three untouched. Wouldn’t it be something if Posada’s play in the first winds up being the one that made a no-no possible?

  237. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    CC has to go inside to one of the Rangers hitters. Enough is enough already…Almost every Yankees batter has gotten a pitch inside that almost hit them.

  238. BIG AL June 14th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Later folks.

  239. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    BloggingBombers Phil Hughes told me via text that today’s outing was “all I could have asked for.” His next outing will likely be Sunday in Staten Island.

  240. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    WCYF – yeah, I know. While not high in of itself, it’s higher than 0.50, which is about where he was a month ago. My point is that the rate of increase indicates that he’s been getting hit, and the last time the Yanks faced him they clobbered him. They clobbered him this time, too, didn’t they?

    ***********

    Yup they did.

  241. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Nice picture on YES – Nunez sitting next to Jeter, while Jeter explains something to him.

    I wonder if Jorge hits well against Kirkman here, does he get the nod against the lefty tomorrow? Andruw Jones has not been setting the world on fire.

  242. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Oqando has gotten roughed up twice by the Yanks this year, and once by the Royals. Other than those games, he’s been pretty untouchable, gving up only about 9 runs in all of his other appearances combined.

  243. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Sure he’s 7-0. But anybody wanna take a whack at Ogando’s strand rate entering the ballgame? I’ll answer: 88.2 percent #unsustainable

  244. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Call him what you want, 7-0 with a 2.10 ERA in 12 games is pretty good.

  245. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I wish Swish could always bat right handed

  246. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    he’s been pretty untouchable, gving up only about 9 runs in all of his other appearances combined.

    He had the highest strand rate in the league, without the amazing walk and K numbers to go with it. A pitcher can maybe luck out on strand rate for a season, but over a career? Not likely. Not without greater skill than Ogando showcases.

  247. lil m June 14th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Swish in the house!

  248. blake June 14th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Swisher is so much shorter to the ball from the right side…..

  249. yankeefeminista June 14th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    If you could only do that lefty, Swish.

  250. kd June 14th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    nice to see swish have some success. does anyone understand why he’s not the player he was last year?

  251. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    It’s pretty remarkable how much shorter swisher can keep his stroke from the right side compared to the left.

    His swing is just so different right now.

    He did a nice job keeping his hands in and using his body to generate power there rather than trying to muscle up the ball which he has done over and over and over again this year.

  252. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Maybe Swisher should bat righty against righties :twisted:

  253. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Teixera and Swisher have different swings from the left side but it’s sorta the same situation….both are shorter and flatter from the right side. Tex is just more talented so he’s able to over come it more right now. When Tex gets long he goes into slumps and is inconsistent…..when Swisher gets long he’s the player that played with the White Sox…..

  254. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I think Swisher should just give up on switch-hitting.

  255. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Maybe Swish has become hypnotized by the short RF porch?

  256. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    erkface June 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Maybe Swisher should bat righty against righties :twisted:

    ——————-

    Great minds… In truth, it couldn’t hurt at this point.

  257. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Kaye spoils the perfecto/no no.

  258. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Maybe Swish has become hypnotized by the short RF porch?
    ————
    That’s my guess.

  259. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Cervelli is definitely going to be tested in this series

  260. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Too bad. It probably wasn’t going to happen anyway with the snug strike zone.

  261. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Does Verlander have the best right handed arm since Nolan Ryan?

  262. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Robbie……come on.

  263. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Cervelli needs to learn when to keep the ball in his pocket.

  264. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Cano blew the DP.

  265. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    cano definitely has his head up his ass.

  266. comet June 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....ordon.html

  267. RadioKev June 14th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    What is wrong with Cano? He’s in a really deep funk this season.

  268. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    One of these days Girardi has to take Cano out of the game. They have to light a fire under him otherwise he is going to continue to be lazy and waste his talent.

  269. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Need to be careful here…this team can come back in an instant.

  270. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Does Verlander have the best right handed arm since Nolan Ryan?
    ————————

    What about Clemens?

  271. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    One of these days Girardi has to take Cano out of the game.
    =====================================
    Bat him 2nd or release Andruw Jones.

  272. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    kd,

    Swisher is trying to pull the ball too much from the left hand side. He’s wildly over winging from that part of the plate and it’s made his swing get very long. And now it’s a mess.

    He’s never had a very good swing. He tries to generate power a lot with his upper body and his swing is long. Last year he did a great job of shortening his swing, being more direct and hitting the ball where it was thrown.

    But he’s fallen back into some bad habits again this season. It’s very unfortunate. He’s going to have to get himself straightened out.

    He said something after a good game last week (I think it was last week) where he said roughly, “I’m so much better when I’m not trying.” Something like that.

    He’s right. He’s just not doing anything to change it on a consistent basis.

  273. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Neither were Nolan Ryan.

  274. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I think Verlander might have a better pure arm than Clemens even….those are probably close.

  275. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    that ball was going foul but at least hamilton is out

  276. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    You just can’t predict WCRSF. (Well, yeah you can). Opens his mouth, BS comes out, gets caught in the BS and uses it to back-slide.

  277. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    The Yankees need Cano to be better than he’s played this year….he’s not been terrible but he’s not been close to the player he was last year on either side of the ball. Not sure what’s going on with him.

  278. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    CC missed his location there that pitch was right down the middle

  279. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    would love to have michael young on my team.

  280. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

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

    Nice analysis.

  281. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    You are so full of crap GB. If a Yankee pitcher was 7-0 with a 2.10 ERA you’d be screaming with joy.

  282. beedogs June 14th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Man, it really doesn’t get any worse than Sterling calling a game, does it?

    “GONE OFF THE WALL!”

  283. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I thought the umpire screened cano out on that grounder.

  284. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    “Does Verlander have the best right handed arm since Nolan Ryan?”

    He does. He’s really clean. Very physical but controlled.

    Could have made an argument for Strasburg obviously but that’s all uncertain.

    It’s amazing how well Verlander throws the ball. He’s like a machine out there. The 9th inning of his first no hitter was some of the most ridiculous baseball I can remember.

    Just in terms of pure throwing (not pitching) – he throws the ball as well as any pitcher I think I’ve seen other than Chapman.

  285. RadioKev June 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    The Brian Gordon signing sounds good. Keep Noesi in the bullpen where he’s been great, and keep our guys in AAA in their groove.

  286. mick June 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Not sure what’s going on with him.
    ======================
    he has regressed for sure.
    he hit a pinnacle last year and for some reason, maybe they are pitching around him, he has lost all discipline.
    again, batting 2nd could help.
    girardi does not like to make any moves tho.

  287. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    Nice picture on YES – Nunez sitting next to Jeter, while Jeter explains something to him.
    ++++++++++++++
    Jeter: “If you go 0 for x the next couple of days and make at least 3 errors a game, I’ll let you slepp with Minka.”

  288. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Nice recovery.

  289. JM June 14th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Cabrera breaks up the no-no

  290. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    kd June 14th, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    man, verlander would look great in pinstripes.
    __________
    I just have a feeling that kid is going to the HOF. Great arm, great competitor…represents his city and team very well

  291. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    CB,

    I agree….I can’t remember a RHP pitcher since Ryan that could sustain 98 mph and above for as long as Verlander can…..he can throw the 120th pitch just as hard as the 1st. Incredible arm….

  292. kd June 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    thanks cb. it seems so weird that he wouldn’t just go to k long and ask for some assistance, i.e. curtis granderson. swish may end up costing himself millions

    he seems to be a very different player both offensively and defensively than last year, it’s not good.

  293. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Let’s hope Cano has his typical hot 2nd half…..He had no real shot at that ball up the middle…..

  294. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    BTW–how cool was it that Wayne Gretsky’s son got drafted by the Cubs? Choosing between going there or playing for Tony Gwynn in college.

  295. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    thanks cb. it seems so weird that he wouldn’t just go to k long and ask for some assistance, i.e. curtis granderson. swish may end up costing himself millions

    He and K Long worked out all offseason and all last offseason

  296. G. Love June 14th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    CB,

    Swisher is definitely swinging all arms from the LH side. His lower body is barely involved. His lower body quickly sets into place and then the swing is just his arms swinging wild. It’s a bit of a ridiculous swing at the moment and it’s definitely why he’s having no results. At least he was able to work out the walk in the big inning.

    Anyone know about this Gordon guy we signed to pitch Thursday? Are the AAA arms that poor that one of them couldn’t handle the spot?

    From the looks of it, the Yankees scouted Andrew Miller letting his people know they would start him Thursday if he opted out so the Red Sox are promoting Miller and going to a 6 man rotation.

    I’m a little surprised they went outside of the org for a 32 year old pitcher in Gordon. How do you tell an opposing GM Phelps or Warren are worth anything when you do something like that?

  297. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Eh I disagree a bit on that ball up the middle….the ump got in the way but he was slow getting to it and it just went under his glove. Robbie just looks a step slow this year….I don’t know what it is….wonder if he has a nagging injury or something we don’t know about.

  298. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    “Choosing between going there or playing for Tony Gwynn in college.”

    SDSU is a fun school! Incredible scenery. I would pick college!! :D

  299. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Ryan probably had a better arm. He definitely had a better fastball than Verlander (more life).

    But Verlander throws the ball better than Ryan did (Ryan too often uncontrolled).

    And Verlander has a better arm than Clemens.

    Clemens was a much better pitcher – but arm wise – Verlander.

    All that said – it’s surprising that Verlander hasn’t missed more bats in his career. He almost throws his fastball too hard. Doesn’t have much time to move and can take on a flat quality to it at times.

  300. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    G. Love….Maybe they’re eyeing Gordon for a 1 inning stint….Brackman in my opinion should have stayed in the bullpen this season…..

  301. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Yea there have been better pitchers than Verlander….I was just talking about throwing the ball. Watching old clips of Ryan….the ball just explodes to the plate.

  302. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Does the Gordon move spell the end for Carls Silva?

  303. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I wonder if the reason Cashman isn’t promoting one of the AAA pitchers is because he doesn’t want to start their clock. It seems like almost everyone in the minors is trade bait and Cashman doesn’t want to use them for the major league team just incase he can trade them.

  304. J563_NYY June 14th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....ordon.html

    has opted out of his contract with the Phillies and will sign with the Yankees, according to Ken Davidoff (via Twitter). There is a condition in Gordon’s contract that stipulated he be added to an acquiring team’s Major League roster should he opt out, as Davidoff recently reported. Gordon, 32, is expected to start for the Yankees on Thursday, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger (via Twitter).

    Gordon began his professional career as an outfielder with the Diamondbacks, by whom he was drafted in the seventh round in 1997, explains Bob Brookover of Philly.com. Not progressing as a position player, Gordon made the conversion to pitching with the Rangers organization in 2007 and appeared in four games with Texas in 2008, but that was his only stint in the bigs. In 55 1/3 innings (12 outings, nine starts) with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, Gordon has a 1.14 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9.

  305. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    “Brackman in my opinion should have stayed in the bullpen this season…..”

    kinda looking like that’s where things are headed….probably for the best.

  306. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    CB….All three had very sound mechanics, very fluid and great balance on top of the rubber

  307. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Suzyn Waldman is so funny…She has done a great job of learning to navigate the internet and following blogs and stuff, and the way she works in what she reads is “my x people say…”

    I commend her for her hard effort.

  308. igotid88 June 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Good news on Hughes

  309. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Does the Gordon move spell the end for Carls Silva?
    =======================

    I heard that he had been doing pretty well in Triple-A. I half-expected that Cashman would give him a chance, but I’m glad he didn’t.

  310. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    This guy Gordon has great numbers…he would have cracked any other pitching staff other than the Phillies with numbers like that.

  311. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Damn Tex gets hit too often

  312. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Montero’s swing is coming around the last two games. He’s only 1-4 with a single, but, a hard liner to center and a hard liner to right field wall that was caught.

  313. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I felt early on that Joba had the potential to become another Verlander. Apparently he had a shoulder issue that altered his delivery, and now a TJ issue…

    But once he comes back, with a fully recovered shoulder and elbow, I really think he has the physique and talent to throw like that. i surely hope so–he is a good kid.

  314. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    blake…Brackman made huge strides last season as a reliever….I think many in the game were taken back when the organization bounced him back into the rotation

  315. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Nice Al!

  316. igotid88 June 14th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    A-Rod with the 2 run double

  317. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Man, Alex turned nicely on that ball!

  318. Nick in SF June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Cost Gardner a steal. :mad:

  319. syd_cash June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    A-rod is getting locked in…which is sweet

  320. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Alex is getting there….that’s a perfect swing.

  321. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Go Arod!!! That’s a big hit to get those 2 runs right back.

  322. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Big hit by A-Rod you can’t score too many runs against Texas.

  323. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    This lineup looks really good with Gardner leading off.

  324. Nick in SF June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    But helps the Arod RBI total. :grin:

  325. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Tar June 14th, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    “Choosing between going there or playing for Tony Gwynn in college.”

    SDSU is a fun school! Incredible scenery. I would pick college!!
    _____
    He surely doesn’t need the money!

  326. blake June 14th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Pat M,

    probably be easier to keep all those limbs in sync for one inning rather than 7

  327. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Tampa yanks have hauled out the homer bats tonight with Ibarra and Lyerly with homers and Zoilo almonte has two.

  328. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    “Swisher is definitely swinging all arms from the LH side. ”

    It’s ugly. No question. Unfortunately both Swisher and Cano look more like they did circa 2008 than 2010.

    Swisher is just killing the Yankees – it’s even worse than his awful numbers suggest due to his position.

    RF is a position where on average teams get a large proportion of their production.

    Swisher is hitting worse than a league average shortstop while playing a position the average team has their 2-3rd best offensive player at.

    The positional disadvantage the yankees have been at this season has been enormous.

    Say you have a catcher who is just having a horrible season. Well all catchers stink so there’s only so far behind the 8 ball that can put you.

    With a RF – you just get buried over the course of a season. And that’s happening to the yankees right now.

    Swisher and Posada at DH have put them at a huge disadvantage before the game even starts. It’s as if the the yankees are playing 9 vs. 7 offensively.

  329. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Bojo – ditto. Suzyn is a thorough professional, IMO. She works hard at her job, not just knowing the Yankees, but following the league as well.

  330. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Cano’s stance looks kind of off this year and he pops out WAY too often

  331. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    GB7,

    Agreed on Montero. That camera in Syracuse is ridiculous but I had that game on as well to watch his at bats. It’s good to see. He’s hitting the ball back to right-center.

    If he gets back to that he’s going to go on a huge tear. And he’s not going to have so much trouble with that soft stuff outside.

  332. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Nolan Ryan was the most skilled I ever saw in person. I had the good fortune of seeing about 20 games he pitched in person in Anaheim and Houston over the years, many behind the plate. On days he had it – he was basically un-hittable. His curve ball was ridiculously good – it appeared to literally fall off the table and looked to be about 88-90 MPH. But, he had his faults – namely control.

  333. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Maybe Jeter can work with Cano over the next 2 weeks since he will have nothing to do. Jeter was never a patient hitter but I am sure he can give Cano advice and he definitely needs help. Cano seems like the type of player that needs the coaches all over him to play well. Otherwise he gets lazy and doesn’t give 100% everyday.

  334. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    The Yankees are possibly opting for Gordon simply because he is a free agent.

    Given how well he’s thrown in AAA he was going to be able to get a big league shot.

    If the yankees don’t offer him a 25 man roster spot he would go elsewhere.

    It’s as simple as that. That’s why they are thinking of giving him a shot rather than say Phelps, etc.

  335. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    CB – you have long been a proponent of the idea of position-specific value/production, and there is a logic to it.

    Posada has been hitting better lately, last month or so. So, while his season numbers may not be impressive, if he can keep it going from here on, then that problem may be solved.

    With Swish, he effectively forces the Yankees to make a decision this winter (assuming he doesn’t get it together). Renew him, or let him go. Thing is, I don’t think there’s a FA coming available. This would mean replacing him by trade, which they can do if they want to badly enough. Unless, a Brandon Laird comes on enough to justify a rookie in RF – not impossible, but not too likely, either.

    This may play into their hoarding of mL pitchers, and grabbing Gordon.

  336. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    In the offseason before 2010, Swisher did a lot of training in the ring boxing. His stamina and strength and body fat were apparently best ever. This past off-season, I didn’t hear of any such rigor to his workouts or focus..other than a meeting with KLong to review his swing.

    Did he put in enough work? I don’t know. Results seem to indicate he didn;t.

  337. beedogs June 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    man, CC’s just not that good this year.

  338. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Damn CC has to start making better pitches

  339. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    C’mon CC, don’t get overconfident out there.

  340. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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

    It’s not just the posistional disadvantage; it’s also reflected in the lineup:
    Batting #6: .196 .297 .300 .597

    About half of those ABs (111 of 230) are Swisher’s. I think that it partly explains Cano’s struggles.

  341. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    blake….GB posted several years ago that he thought Brackman was a closer in the making as his skill set was ideal for that…Don’t know the change in the direction….

  342. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I swear Suszyn reads this blog and gets her info on our minors from Chad and GB and YF

  343. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    man, CC’s just not that good this year.
    ——————-
    dude, are you serious?

    it’s like, what? 3 not-great starts all year?

  344. Georgia_in_MS June 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I think Al Leiter is a thorn in Michael Kay’s side. What do you think?

  345. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    In the offseason before 2010, Swisher did a lot of training in the ring boxing. His stamina and strength and body fat were apparently best ever. This past off-season, I didn’t hear of any such rigor to his workouts or focus..other than a meeting with KLong to review his swing.

    Did he put in enough work? I don’t know. Results seem to indicate he didn;t.
    ———————-

    Like CB mentioned, his swing is long.

  346. m June 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    When we put up the 6-spot I almost made a joke that the game was CC proof. The Rangers are relentless. :mad:

  347. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Bojo,

    For a period of time Joba really had that special quality to him.

    His arm wasn’t as good as Verlanders. But it wasn’t far off. Verlander did thrown the ball better than Joba. But Joba had a better fastball – more life on it.

    Let’s hope for the best. He was throwing the ball very well again.

    I think he would do better health wise in the rotation rather than in the bull pen. But that ship has sailed.

  348. Nick in SF June 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Cliff Lee just texted Kinsler a picture of that at-bat. :neutral:

  349. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Why is it that CC’s stamina seems to have been negatively affected by losing 30 pounds rather than the opposite?

  350. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Re: Brackman – I think he’s just a “victim” of their policy of trying to make all their best pitching prospects starters, at least to start off with.

  351. Rob_NY June 14th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Off-topic but did anybody see that goal Josey Altidore had? Man, if he could harness his physical ability consistently the US would have a monster front with Donovan and Dempsey already producing at a high level.

  352. ZachA June 14th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    CC has allowed 10 ER in the past 6 IP.

  353. pat June 14th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    JackCurryYES When I asked Gordon how he was 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA with Lehigh Valley, he said it was about command. Gordon said he won’t overpower hitters

    JackCurryYES Gordon throws 6 pitches: 4-seamer, 2-seamer, cutter, splitter, slider and curve. Said he uses different combos to keep hitters off-balance

    JackCurryYES Since Gordon was former minor league OFer (119 homers), he said he pitches to keep batters off-balance cuz that’s what stifled him.

  354. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I think he would do better health wise in the rotation rather than in the bull pen. But that ship has sailed.

    ——-

    His mechanics and velo aren’t consistent enough when he pitches multiple times a week.

    It’s really strange how simple minded the Yankees approached their concerns over Joba’s health. It is just automatically assumed pitching out of the bullpen is better on his arm.

  355. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Jack Curry was a tremendous signing for YES.

  356. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Nice 7 innings from Warren in the 3-1 Scranton win. greg smith (lefty reliever) with 1.2 innings, 0 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts. Schmidt closes.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_syraaa_1

  357. just_another_handle June 14th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Shields with a 5 hit shutout of the Sux, Rays will 4-0

  358. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Cashman basically said today he’s not going to trade prospects for help; the price teams are asking is and will be too high and he’s not willing to do those kind of deals. He went on to say he expected to do a lot of mixing and matching, waiver wire pick-ups, etc. Should be interesting.

  359. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Can Gordon give some of his pitches to Hughes?

  360. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    LGY June 14th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I think he would do better health wise in the rotation rather than in the bull pen. But that ship has sailed.

    ——-

    His mechanics and velo aren’t consistent enough when he pitches multiple times a week.

    It’s really strange how simple minded the Yankees approached their concerns over Joba’s health. It is just automatically assumed pitching out of the bullpen is better on his arm.
    ===============================

    I never understood any of that. One minute they’re committed to him as a starter, and the next they gave up, ostensibly because he had a crummy ST.

  361. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Good pitching stops good hitting. Shields is having a very good year.

  362. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    Bojo,

    For a period of time Joba really had that special quality to him.

    His arm wasn’t as good as Verlanders. But it wasn’t far off. Verlander did thrown the ball better than Joba. But Joba had a better fastball – more life on it.

    Let’s hope for the best. He was throwing the ball very well again.

    I think he would do better health wise in the rotation rather than in the bull pen. But that ship has sailed.
    ______
    I never say never in baseball. Constantly surprises me.

    I think Joba has better secondary pitches, and I really looked to him at one point of taking over the #1 spot in rotation.

    You might recall the Joba/Beckett match up where he beat him 1-0…I was looking forward to many more of those.

  363. Ace June 14th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Noesi is perfect for pen. He can develop into a nice late inning set up man

  364. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Interesting box on YES –

    Kyle Drabek sent back to AAA – it’s so hard, for any organization, to bring good young pitchers to the majors. So very many factors.

    Mark Connors resigning as Buck’s pitcing coach – all is not happy with that team, specifically pitching staff. Matusz, Guthrie not developing as projected.

  365. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Jack Curry was a tremendous signing for YES.
    __________
    Just goes to show you where the newspaper industry is going that the New York Times couldn’t keep him on payroll.

  366. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Of course we have seen that when Cashman says those things, he occasionally does the opposite. So don’t count out a big deal from happening. Cash is entering Ninja mode, that’s all.

  367. RS June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with CC’s stamina. He just had a string of 4 or 5 starts with 8+ innings pitched. The Red Sox and Rangers just happen to have the two best lineups in the game other than the Yanks.

    Sabathia always goes off on a tear around July to August. Here are his second half numbers the last four years:

    2007: 7-4, 2.76 ERA
    2008: 9-2, 1.56 ERA
    2009: 11-2, 2.74 ERA
    2010: 9-4, 3.29 ERA

  368. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Nunez reminds me of Granderson a bit but with line drives instead of fly balls.

    Grandy is this little guy that just crushes balls deep. Nunez seems to scald his line drives with this dimples swings from his small frame. They don’t look like normal line drives.

  369. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    BoJo, Swisher was working all offseason…he did ManCave commercials, shaving commercials, even had a small role in his wife’s sitcom for a few episodes…..

  370. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The question that comes to mind about the Gordon thing is why did this happen? Why did Gordon opt out of his contract? Was it because he had great numbers and Halladay, Lee, Hamels, and Oswalt ahead of him? Or did Cashman do something sneaky?

  371. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s wrong with Brackman. Hopefully the change in roles will clean him up like it did before.

    But on the whole I’m concerned. He just has physically thrown the ball so badly this season. He’s not fluid at all. It looks like he’s going through in his head a kind of checklist of all the motions he needs to execute in his mechanics.

    He’s just not throwing well. And that’s outside of his skill as a pitcher.

    Time is running out on brackman due to that major league deal he signed. He’s only got one option left. And right now he’s not even close to being 1.5 years away.

    Don’t think they have the time to make him a starter.

    Scott Boras’s major league deal policy is going to hurt Brackman and may cost him millions of dollars in the long run. There really is very little advantage to signing a big league deal, especially for a guy with the kind of tools Brackman has when you have a bad arm and are 7 ft tall.

  372. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Mark Connors resigning as Buck’s pitcing coach
    ___________
    That is a shock! Buck is usually so loyal to his coaches…interesting.

  373. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    *simple* swings

  374. kd June 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    what’s weird bout swisher is that he’s a natural lefty and a better right handed hitter. not that common, or am i wrong?

  375. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    It’s like the twilight zone watching Swish.

    He is two different people.

  376. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Maybe Swish should try batting righty in his next at bat against a rigthy. When you are hitting .181 batting lefty why not try it.

  377. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Interestingly, when Swish was brought here he was expected to be the lefthanded hitter in the Platoon with Nady. Now his RH is miles better than his left.

  378. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Maybe this will be the game Swisher ends his slump. He’s a much better ballplayer than he’s shown so far this year. I think his emotions sometimes work against him, he’s affected by things easily including not performing well. He could turn this around.

  379. Nick in SF June 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Can’t trust a team like the Red Sox that can put up a big number one night and get blanked another. :neutral:

  380. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    “Noesi is perfect for pen. He can develop into a nice late inning set up man”

    I’d put Noesi in the rotation and Nova in the pen.

    Of the two being in the pen will benefit Nova more. He can throw gas and not worry as much about his inconsistent arm action.

    Noesi throws the ball better than Nova does.

  381. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    CC pitching to the scoreboard… Oh wait that doesn’t exist.

    I wonder if Cano’s hitting regimine last winter was supervised by anyone with coaching experience?

    We all heard about how hard he worked on his hitting (with Cervy as well). I just don’t remember hearing about coaches around.

    I can’t hlep but wonder if his neighbor was the one throwing batting practice and Robbie was swinging at everything thrown anywhere near the plate.

    IDK– I just have visions of unsupervised workouts leading to his plate discipline regression this year.

  382. pat June 14th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Seems like Gordon had a June 15th call up/opt out date in his contract with Philly. No call up so he becomes a FA.

  383. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    “Grandy is this little guy that just crushes balls deep. Nunez seems to scald his line drives with this dimples swings from his small frame. They don’t look like normal line drives.”

    They don’t. And that’s because he has plus hand speed and quick wrists. He’s got a very good swing – it’s compact and direct.

    This is why the general take on Nunez in the yankee blogosphere was just misguided. It’s true that he hasn’t shown much plate discipline.

    But he has real talent, talent that is not easy to find in a middle infielder.

    He may turn out to be nothing – but he really does have talent.

  384. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you MLBtv.. CC has pitched alot of innings over the last 4 games, but that can be contributed to the bullpen in disarray. He will be fine. Let’s see what this new lineup without Jeter can do now.

  385. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    CB, I’m not sure how long Montero had the eye infection or blurred vision, but, he suddenly stopped hitting. Like he was feeling for pitches out away from him. These last two games looked like late last summer. His bat is one thing I don’t worry about. I trust Frankie Piliere’s judgement. He sees a defensive catcher along the lines of Posada and Piazza. He’s got a strong arm and work with Pena can shorten the time release. Of course, it;s helpful to get help from the pitchers.

    Speaking of pitchers, have you seen Banuelos’ move to first and second? Impressive for a 20 year old.

  386. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Tar

    Robbie was working out with his dad

  387. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    pat June 14th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Seems like Gordon had a June 15th call up/opt out date in his contract with Philly. No call up so he becomes a FA.
    —————

    Thanks. That squashes my little conspiracy theory! :)

  388. LockDown June 14th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    CC is pitching to the scoreboard. But that “should have been” DP which resulted in 2 runs didn’t help him.

  389. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    “Noesi is perfect for pen. He can develop into a nice late inning set up man”

    I’d put Noesi in the rotation and Nova in the pen.

    Of the two being in the pen will benefit Nova more. He can throw gas and not worry as much about his inconsistent arm action.

    Noesi throws the ball better than Nova does.
    ______
    Agreed!

  390. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I wish we had Cruz!

  391. CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    “what’s weird bout swisher is that he’s a natural lefty and a better right handed hitter. not that common, or am i wrong?”

    It’s not common. But I think that speaks to the problems Swisher has with approach.

    He’s probably worse from his natural side because he feels more comfortable “trying” to hit the ball hard from his natural side.

    From the right side he may feel the need to be more constrained and just get to the ball.

  392. JobaTipsHisCap June 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    nice game; win another one then win the series.

  393. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    “Noesi is perfect for pen. He can develop into a nice late inning set up man”

    I’d put Noesi in the rotation and Nova in the pen.

    Of the two being in the pen will benefit Nova more. He can throw gas and not worry as much about his inconsistent arm action.

    Noesi throws the ball better than Nova does.
    ______
    Agreed!
    ==================

    Make that three. I haven’t seen much of Noesi, but I like what I’ve seen.

  394. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Cervelli can’t even buy a lucky hit…would Gus Molina really be that much worse at the plate? He would certainly be better behind it.

  395. D-Man June 14th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Gordon = Aaron Small

  396. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    CB June 14th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    They don’t. And that’s because he has plus hand speed and quick wrists. He’s got a very good swing – it’s compact and direct.
    ___
    Jimmy Wynn…the toy cannon

  397. tyanksfan36 June 14th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    GB

    Zoilo Almonte has 2 HR in the game tonight. every TY Player has a hit except for Grote who is 0-5 but with only 1 K. I dont know how much longer they are going to hold on to him. Lyerly also hit a home run, his first in a while.

  398. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks LGY

    I’m not familiar with with his dad and what knowledge he brings.

    He made such progress last year, I just can’t figure out why the step back.

  399. kd June 14th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    gb7, if montero could be posada defensively the yankees are going to be overjoyed.

  400. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    As hitters, over most of their careers, Alfonso Soriano and Curtis granderson are very much alike from opposite sides of the plate. Where Soriano never really improved that much, Granderson just might. Same type of bodies and swings.

  401. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Verlander’s game line was awesome!

    Another kid I thought was going to be that good was Jaret Wright…shame he blew his arm out (probably by being rushed)

  402. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I saw the scores, TY. I’m impressed that Grote only struck out 1 time. Not sure where Zoilo Almonte got this sudden power surge. Really like Lyerly’s RBI totals of 46 with just 4 homers.

  403. Niblick June 14th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Is Sabathia a little over-tired?

  404. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    As hitters, over most of their careers, Alfonso Soriano and Curtis granderson are very much alike from opposite sides of the plate. Where Soriano never really improved that much, Granderson just might. Same type of bodies and swings.
    ============

    I don’t know about that–Sriano always looked a lot more wiry and stronger to me than Granderson, even though they are about the same height and weight.

  405. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Cisco kid, not a friend of mine…da da da da…..

  406. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Nice K CC!

  407. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Posada had a very good arm. his issue was blocking pitches in the dirt. Piazza after a couple of seasons, just couldn’t through, but did pretty well blocking pitches. Montero’s getting better and he must be calling a good game because that staff is pitching well.

  408. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Sabathia looks fine to me. He’s got a 5-run lead, and he’s using it.

  409. tyanksfan36 June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    GB

    I too was surprised to see that Grote only struck out once. Zoilo came off the DL and just started hitting bombs. I dont know where all these hits and runs came from, yesterday they had 1 run and 3 hits. I too like Lyerly’s RBI total and that he has gotten so many with not that many HR. Just dont like his error total.

  410. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    It seems that CC and Cervelli are not on the same page often. I think Cervelli’s game calling is not well like by the Yankee staff. And to think everyone used to complain about Jorge’s pitch calling.

  411. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Cruz swings out of his shoes in every at bat. Like Andruw Jones….

  412. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Tar

    Cano’s dad is a former pitcher and IIRC he is heavily involved as an investor and instructor in one of the baseball academies down in the DR.

  413. CB June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    GB7-

    Agreed. I’m really not worried about Montero hitting. He can flat out rake.

    Defensively I think he’ll be passable. He already either has the tools or does things well which cause players to get moved off of catcher.

    As you mentioned he has a strong arm. And his release times are already very good. They are under 2s and even down to 1.8-1.9s. That’s a good pop time.

    I think he’s pressing down there to try to get to the show. He knows how close he is. He’s been trying to pull the ball far more than he usually does.

  414. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Swisger got married in the off season…That’s why

  415. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    IIRC. Cano spent time in 2009 off-season working with KLong…but apparently didn’t meet last off-season. Not sure if that is cause of his performance this year. He seems more apathetic on both offense and defense. Or make that impatient on offense and slower on defense. This is what is so maddening about him.

  416. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Make no mistake, Granderson and Soriano both have fast hands and strong wrists.

  417. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Pat M. – you mean, he’s dissipating….. or some word like that.

  418. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Swisger got married in the off season…That’s why
    _______
    I didn’t want to be the one to say it, but I agree.

  419. D-Man June 14th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “It seems that CC and Cervelli are not on the same page often. I think Cervelli’s game calling is not well like by the Yankee staff. And to think everyone used to complain about Jorge’s pitch calling.”

    It is baffling why he is still here. What is he good at?

  420. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Bojo

    Long visited Cano in DR

  421. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    It looks like Posada is involved in every conversation that Cervelli has with CC. That tells you all you need to know about Cervelli’s pitch calling behind the plate. I can’t wait until the Yanks realize that he has no business being in the major leagues.

  422. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    TY, how was the overall defense at the game?

  423. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    D-man-

    Being hyper.

  424. Jackson June 14th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Isn’t Cano’s dad a scout with Col? Or am I confusing that with someone else?

  425. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Yanks don’t look comfortable against this guy.

  426. Jackson June 14th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Jorge maybe

  427. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Swisger got married in the off season…That’s why
    ___________
    She’s obviously sapping his precious bodily fluids

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1KvgtEnABY

  428. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    This pitcher looks Amish

  429. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Nice at bat. Real nice.

  430. tyanksfan36 June 14th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    GB

    I didnt go. I was planning on it but got stuck at work until after 7, with a 45+ minute drive I just couldnt justify going. They havent been putting Murton in the field lately, theyve been playing Mahoney more. Torre Tyson is here so maybe he is working with him.

  431. kd June 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    brett gardner just being bret garnder. 11 pitches was it?

  432. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    11-6 Tampa Yanks

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;did=milb

  433. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Gardner being Gardner…getting hot…

  434. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Go Granderson!!!

  435. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Something kinda Grandish….

  436. P June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    That’s why Gardner should be leading off and not Jeter.. who cares about ego.. Jeter is NOT LONGER A LEAD OFF HITTER !!!!!!

    There goes Grandy again !!!! Wow.. GRAAAANNNNNDDDDDDDYYYY!!!

  437. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    100th career steal for Gardy.. As Curtis goes yard. What an amazing year for Granderson!!!

  438. JobaTipsHisCap June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Grandy is our MVP now, includes pitching staff.

  439. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Scratch that about not being comfortable :lol:

  440. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I felt that coming before the game….Grandy!

  441. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Atta boy, Brett

    now just go 33-0 on stolen bases for the rest of the year and you’ll match your numbers from last year

  442. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Great job Brett!

    Great job Grandy!

    LGY

    I wonder if he is good, or is that he is riding Robbie’s coattails? It seems like a simple question, but a lot is riding on it.

    Or how about this–Do the Yankees stay proactive in the off-season work-outs of their players? Especially their young super star players.

  443. Benny Blanco June 14th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    How good is granderson????…MY GOD!!!

  444. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    TY, glad to see that Tyson is making visits. I see that Walter Ibarra brought his bat with him again.

  445. Jackson June 14th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Beast.

  446. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Sheesh

    even when Granderson isn’t crazy hot, he still goes 2-4 with line drive homers everywhere all the time

  447. D-Man June 14th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Acquiring a 40 HR CF with plus defense and speed was a franchise altering move. Their next trade needs to be another one along those lines. Buy low on someone in his prime with insane bat speed in the OF.

  448. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    They have to save some runs for tomorrow

  449. CB June 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    It’s amazing how much bat speed Granderson has.

    He uses his entire body to create bat speed as well as any player in the game right now.

    For a player of his size to generate that much power is outrageous. It’s not even like he hits cheapies. When it’s hit – it’s hit.

    I cannot believe they were able to trade for a potential 40 HR / .950 OPS CF.

    Given how the line up is aging and what they have down on the farm – getting him was just unbelievable.

  450. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Imagine if you told someone two years ago that Curtis Granderson and Jose Bautista would be tied for the major league lead for home runs in mid June

  451. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    “They have to save some runs for tomorrow”

    No! Demoralize them. Pound them into submission.

  452. P June 14th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    this pitcher has some serious movement on his pitches.. even the one Grandy smashed was tailing away from him.. he put the meat of the bat right on it too.

    What the hell was Alex doing just standing there looking at the ball ??

  453. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Captain Clutch….face it, they are not going to realize Cervi doesn’t belong in the major leagues….Jeez, he’s played over 100 games for the team….for some reason the team can’t see how much he stinks..

  454. lil m June 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Grandy. Wow.

  455. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Man, everything would just be that much nicer if Montero could put up numbers better than a .760 OPS at AAA

    Getting drastically worse each month so far, too

  456. Against All Odds June 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  457. tyanksfan36 June 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    GB

    I have always liked Ibarra and Zoilo Almonte. I just wonder why Abe Almonte is batting leadoff. We were talking about why a guy with a .221 avg is batting 1st and a guy with a .352 avg is batting 9th. Now I am starting to sound like some of the people on here.

  458. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    That was a bullet into the seats for Cano!

  459. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    God for you Robbie! Keep it going!

  460. kd June 14th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    cb,

    imagine an outfield of kemp, gardner and the grandy man. young players who are cheaper than the infield, two out of three with insanely fast bats

  461. Against All Odds June 14th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Such a sweet swing

  462. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    CB…I had a friend who wasn’t real big, but he could really wallop the softball years ago….very quick wrists, just like Granderson…lots of power from those quick wrists…

  463. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Cano joins the party….it is amazing that people are criticizing a guy with 13 HR and 42 RBI in June. Just shows how big our expectations are for him.

  464. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I wish the Yanks could pry Justin Upton to go with Granderson in the OF.

  465. P June 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    “””CB June 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    It’s amazing how much bat speed Granderson has.

    He uses his entire body to create bat speed as well as any player in the game right now.

    For a player of his size to generate that much power is outrageous. It’s not even like he hits cheapies. When it’s hit – it’s hit.

    I cannot believe they were able to trade for a potential 40 HR / .950 OPS CF.

    Given how the line up is aging and what they have down on the farm – getting him was just unbelievable.”””

    >>>

    CB,

    Seriously, everything you said there is so true. I feel the same way. I remember a couple years ago there was a game at Yankee stadium and we were shutting down Detroit’s lineup, but Grandy was killing us.. when I saw him playing I said to myself, “I’d love to get a guy like him on this team” He’s amazing.. he puts his all in every at bat and every play.. another player with Grandy’s work ethic and demeanor is Juan Pierre, I wanted him on this team too but he doesn’t have the power grandy has.. or anything close !

    I always appreciate watching players that work hard and no matter how long they’ve been playing they play like it’s their first season and don’t take playing each and every game for granted.. !!!

    I hope Curtis retires a Yankee !!!

  466. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Tar,

    I read this article in the NY Times about 6 months ago. Cano’s father was part of it:

    “An hour and a half by car from Santo Domingo, at the end of a dirt road in the town of Don Gregorio, a piece of the Dominican baseball system can be found in a small house surrounded by concrete walls and metal fences topped with shiny barbed wire. The entrances are locked.

    Inside is a pension, a dormitory for about a dozen prospects as young as 14. They are trained by California Sports Management of Sacramento, a firm run by the agent Greg J. Maroni and financed by his father, Greg G. Maroni, a dentist who owns several fast-food franchises.

    Along with using the academy to produce teenage Dominican players they can represent, the younger Maroni represents Neftali Feliz, the Texas Rangers’ closer.

    The dormitory, which was built in 2007, contains one large bedroom with bunk beds and a small bathroom with two showers. The barbed wire was installed a few months ago, after a player hopped the fence to look for girls in town, said Carlos Paulino, a Dominican trainer who runs the dormitory for California Sports Management.

    Although one coach supervises the dormitory at night, two other prospects had gone over the fence earlier this year, Paulino said in September. “It’s to make sure they don’t get out.”

    A few weeks later, though, the younger Maroni and Paulino said that Paulino’s characterization of the barbed wire was incorrect and that it had been installed to prevent break-ins.

    “We’re not running a concentration camp,” Maroni said.

    Maroni’s father said he had invested about $200,000 in the academy since 2007 and that he wires about $2,000 a month to the Dominican Republic to operate it. When a prospect signs a contract with a major-league team, the Maronis take 10 percent to 30 percent of the bonus and split the profit with their Dominican trainers.

    The elder Maroni said he did not know whether his players went to school.

    “It would be a sure nice goal in the long term,” he said. “Maybe we can give them some English and basic arithmetic classes so they know what a Social Security number is and know a checkbook.”

    The academy property features an outdoor weightlifting area, a batting cage, a pitcher’s mound, and space to park a midsize school bus, which shuttles players to a local field for practice.

    A loan to a player’s family led Goodman, the real estate lawyer from New Jersey, to start his academy. He traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2008 with Alfredo Arias, a former Dominican minor-leaguer, to explore investment opportunities. Around that time Jose Cano, an independent trainer and the father of Robinson Cano, the Yankees’ second baseman, said he had a business opportunity for Goodman and Arias, his longtime friend. The family of Jorge Martinez, one of Cano’s players, needed money for food and equipment for the boy, who would be eligible to sign with a major-league team later that year.

    Goodman and Arias lent $15,000 to Cano to give to the Martinez family. In return, they were allowed to represent him and promised 7 percent of his signing bonus.

    “Ultimately, the young man signed with the Cleveland Indians and received a significant signing bonus of $790,000,” Goodman said. “We got our percentage, and Cano got his percentage and the player got his.”

    Goodman and Arias said that they received $50,000 from the signing bonus along with the $15,000 they had lent, and that Cano received $200,000.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11.....=1&hp

  467. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Whoa. Sorry, didn’t think what I copied and pasted was that long.

    My bad.

  468. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Cano joins the party….it is amazing that people are criticizing a guy with 13 HR and 42 RBI in June. Just shows how big our expectations are for him.

    —————————

    To be fair, he’s hitting above an OPS+ of 120, so he’s at least 20% better than league average, but he ended up at 140 last year even after fading. Also, OPS+ is relative and offense sucks this year.

    Namely, he’s pretty good and plenty productive, but just not what we should be getting from Cano.

  469. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    Cano joins the party….it is amazing that people are criticizing a guy with 13 HR and 42 RBI in June. Just shows how big our expectations are for him.
    ____________
    Exactly–he set a very high standard for himself last year

  470. RS June 14th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    When Granderson was on the Tigers I just thought of him as a pesky hitter who could steal bases. Now I don’t even notice how he’s been running on the basepaths, although I certainly can’t recall him making any mistakes

  471. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Cano and Rodriguez have almost the same numbers, yet, many think Rodriguez is doing just fine and Cano is a disappointment.

  472. pat June 14th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    KenDavidoff Good news for #Yankees: Cano HR makes it a 12-4 game. Bad news: There they go relying on the HR again.

  473. Benny Blanco June 14th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I dont think curtis is going anywhere. He’s 29 and in his prime.. I love it.

  474. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    The Granderson deal was a steal for the Yanks. They have 1 million AAA arms that could replace Kennedy and Coke. I definitely don’t think Kennedy would be as successful in the AL East with his stuff.

  475. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Cano and Rodriguez have almost the same numbers, yet, many think Rodriguez is doing just fine and Cano is a disappointment.

    Cano is in his prime. He shouldn’t be back sliding. A-rod also knows how to draw a walk.

  476. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Cano and Rodriguez have almost the same numbers, yet, many think Rodriguez is doing just fine and Cano is a disappointment.

    ——————————–

    A-Rod’s on track for how he did last year
    Cano isn’t

  477. RS June 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    not Arthur Rhodes…save him for tomorrow!

  478. m June 14th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Davidoff is joking, right? That comment would imply that we hit 12 solo HR, and totally ignores the fact that we jumped out to a 6-0 lead without the long ball.

  479. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    tyanksfan36 June 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    GB

    I have always liked Ibarra and Zoilo Almonte. I just wonder why Abe Almonte is batting leadoff. We were talking about why a guy with a .221 avg is batting 1st and a guy with a .352 avg is batting 9th. Now I am starting to sound like some of the people on here

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

    LMAO. Yes, you’re beginning to fit in, TY. I guess Sojo thinks that A. Almonte will get going. With his speed, he should be getting more ground singles. Always thought he was the better of the almontes, but, he’s really regressed.

  480. RS June 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I don’t know if the Granderson trade was a steal…I think all three teams got what they needed. But it’s definitely a great move considering what Coke/Kennedy/AJax would have meant to the Yankees compared to Granderson

  481. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    A-Rod’s on track for how he did last year
    Cano isn’t

    Which is exactly why Alex is a top ten player of all time and Cano is not quite at that level yet. Consistency. People take Alex for granted, but he’s had the same production or better every year for the last thirteen years!

  482. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    wallacematthews If Jeter gets 3000 at CitiField, the two greatest baseball moments at Mets new home (Mo 500th save) will have been accomplished by Yankees
    —————

    lol

  483. Against All Odds June 14th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    # GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Cano and Rodriguez have almost the same numbers, yet, many think Rodriguez is doing just fine and Cano is a disappointment.

    ———————————————–

    a few more hits fall in for Cano and no one will say a word

  484. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    Cano and Rodriguez have almost the same numbers, yet, many think Rodriguez is doing just fine and Cano is a disappointment.
    ______
    I think many assume ARod has been hampered by a hip and minor injuries, and will break out with a big second half. Cano has been healthy and set high standards for BA & OBP that we can’t figure out why he isn’t matching–JMO.

  485. JobaTipsHisCap June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    of course Cano is not top 10.

  486. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Which is exactly why Alex is a top ten player of all time and Cano is not quite at that level yet.
    —————————————————-
    Well, it’s mostly because A-Rod used to be able to keep it up while hitting over .320 with 40 HR and a killer infield arm, decent plate discipline, and good baserunning

  487. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Doc Joe…..As Mick told Rocky Balboa, ” kid, women weaken legs”…..Curtis Granderson is a trade that can elevate a franchise…..

  488. tyanksfan36 June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    GB

    I never say Abe before but I liked what I saw from Zoilo last year so I am partial to him. Abe gets on base a good amount. I just looked up his stats. He has a .299 OBP but he leads the team in walks(taylor grote is surprisingly second) and runs(followed by lyerly and Ibarra who are needed in the middle of the lineup) so I guess they are doing something right.

  489. Nick in SF June 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    The homers validate the win. Or undermine it. Baseball is confusing.

  490. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    a few more hits fall in for Cano and no one will say a word

    He needs more than a few hits. If he is going to have such a low isoD he needs to be hitting .320

  491. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    When he was acquired, there were people wondering if Granderson could hit 40 HR. It’s not that far off based now. The HR’s off lefties is what’s amazing to me. Pure batspeed to get to get LH’ers.

  492. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I don’t know if the Granderson trade was a steal
    ————-

    I meant as far as none of the pieces that the Yanks gave up were important or big pieces to them. Granderson replaced AJax and the pitchers could easily be replaced.

  493. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Cano will be at his usual numbers at the end…. .310, 25 and 100 with about 40 doubles and 95-100 runs scored. He’s not a real concer, Like the most of the others, he’s hasn’t had his usual hot run. The strikeouts will be higher, once he gets that 40 homer remark out of his mind. I’ll settle for an annual 25-30.

  494. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Technically guys like Swisher, Martin, and Jeter are making the same or less outs than Cano. That shouldn’t happen.

  495. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    When he was acquired, there were people wondering if Granderson could hit 40 HR.
    ————————————–

    Well I remember people were thinking of this thing, I guess from Fangraphs, that said that in his 30HR season of ’09, 7 more hits would’ve left the building had he been in Yankee Stadiumr rather than Comerica.

  496. pat June 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “Davidoff is joking, right? ”

    Yes. Making fun of all the people who were complaining the Yankees hit too many HRs.

  497. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    GB…Cano has always had strong 2nd halfs….

  498. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Still, even in his late thirties he is putting up 30/100 while still usually hovering around .300. Nothing to sneeze at. Cano has a chance to be almost that good if he makes his plate approach more consistent from year to year.

  499. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    IIRC, the Yankees used to have Rhodes’ little brother Rickey in their farm system…power arm with great potential that never made it.

  500. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    RS June 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I don’t know if the Granderson trade was a steal…I think all three teams got what they needed. But it’s definitely a great move considering what Coke/Kennedy/AJax would have meant to the Yankees compared to Granderson
    =============================

    Cashman really doesn’t get enough credit for the job that he does. Yes, he has a ton of resources at his disposal, but he really comes up with some imaginative and prescient moves. Meanwhile, some folks miss the forest for the trees and bash him for taking a flier on Wynn and Nick Johnson…

  501. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    IF – Joe keeps Gardner in the leadoff spot…… and

    IF – Gardner does well in that spot……

    Does – Joe talk to Jeter about the #9 spot when he comes off the DL?

  502. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Wally Jeter

  503. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Nunez’ bat seems to stay in the strike zone a long time most of the time.

  504. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Just to set the record straight.

    I do not think Robbie is a disappointment. I think if you asked him, Robbie would say he is not so happy with his performance to date.

    No matter how good you think he has done this year, It can not be disputed that his plate discipline has held him back from even doing better.

    If I was a pitcher I would not throw him a strike unless absolutely neccessary.

    I also wonder what input if any, the Yankees had in his off-season work-outs.

    LGY

    Thanks that was an interesting article. The whole thing sounds a Sounds a bit shady to me.

  505. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Does – Joe talk to Jeter about the #9 spot when he comes off the DL?
    —————-

    I think you know the answer….no chance…

  506. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Meanwhile, some folks miss the forest for the trees and bash him for taking a flier on Wynn and Nick Johnson…
    ________
    Some people are morons.

  507. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Nice Eddie !

    /pipped

  508. Bring in the Goose June 14th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t think Granderson is “big” hasn’t seen him up close.

    The man is built like a tank and his arms look like dock rope.

  509. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I think that they would slide Jeter back into the 2-hole. They also could bat him sixth.

  510. pat June 14th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Time to give a few starters a few innings off?

  511. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    No matter how good you think he has done this year, It can not be disputed that his plate discipline has held him back from even doing better.

    Pretty much, the Cano that is hitting for the team now is a good player, but not the franchise player it looked like he was becoming. He can still turn around this year, and of course he will have 2 or 3 more seasons before the Yankees have to worry about FA (forget how many options he has, I think until 2014).

    I wish he would build on his 2010 campaign, because that Robbie hits 3 or 4 on a Yankee team. 2009 and 2011 Robbie is a 5-7 hitter

  512. sunny615 June 14th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Cervelli has become pretty much useless. Montero or Romine could do what Cervelli’s doing. Or be better. I don’t understaffed why he’s still around…?

  513. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    CerSmelly….ugly

  514. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    sunny615 June 14th, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    Cervelli has become pretty much useless. Montero or Romine could do what Cervelli’s doing. Or be better. I don’t understaffed why he’s still around…?
    ___________
    Explained earlier today. Photos he got from Cody Ransom

  515. -Matt- June 14th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Whoa wait

    when did Ayala’s ERA get down to 1.40? What the hell is happening?

  516. Against All Odds June 14th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    # Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    a few more hits fall in for Cano and no one will say a word

    He needs more than a few hits. If he is going to have such a low isoD he needs to be hitting .320

    ———————————————

    I think he will heat up as he does in every 2nd half. The hacking is an issue though

  517. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I think he will heat up as he does in every 2nd half. The hacking is an issue though

    In his career he is such a great 2nd half hitter, that I hope he follows that trend. But in 2010 he was much worse in the 2nd half and that kind of performance is how he is hitting this year. Hitting .280 since May 1st last year.

  518. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    sunny615……I think Cervi is Girardi’s ‘buddy’…..not that there’s anything wrong with that….

  519. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    GB…Cano has always had strong 2nd halfs….

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Pat, Cano set his personal bar so high that a 2008 season that almost any 2nd baseman to kill for had people wanting him gone. He was good from the start. His defense puts him above others, including Utley. Not only that, he plays every day. It was only the ab pull in ’06 that he’s missed any time. He will be the rock to build the offense around very shortly.

  520. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks that was an interesting article. The whole thing sounds a Sounds a bit shady to me.

    ——

    Yeah that’s how I felt about the article. I wasn’t thrilled when Cano’s father came up in it.

  521. RS June 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    “when did Ayala’s ERA get down to 1.40? What the hell is happening?”

    the crazy thing is, he’s thrown only 4 innings fewer than Mo has…so you can’t knock him on small sample size

  522. Joe from Long Island June 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Does Marquez get released when Gordon arrives?

  523. West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Some people are morons.

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

    BoJo: “I usually read Chad’s posts, but to be honest, I don’t have time to read the endless chatter in his blogs. Those people go on and on about the same topic for days…endless repetition…Plus the speed of posting requires almost constant screen =refreshs to keep up. Nope…I’ll pass on Lohud thanks.”

  524. Nilsson June 14th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    With Cano, it’s not so much about plate discipline as it is about plate selectivity.

    Right now his P/PA is below his career average. But if he can elevate his pitches per plate appearance over time, he goes from a very good player to a monster like he was last season.

  525. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    His defense puts him above others, including Utley.

    Utley is a better defender than Cano.

  526. ry81 June 14th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    People are so mean to Cervelli .. He’s a back up his main job is to call a great game which he does .. You people have no idea what Montero will do ?! There is some reason why they haven’t made that move yet .. Clearly they trust Cervelli

  527. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    If Cano hadn’t been walked intentionally so much last year, his walk total wouldn’t have been that far off from his previous high.

  528. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Chad Whelan for the ninth. He is our blowout mop up guy (TM).

  529. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Pena and Cervelli in the lineup at the same time!

    PANIC!!

  530. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Gardner!!

  531. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 14th, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Some people are morons.
    __________
    Did you take that personally? What are you blathering about now? This has been a very nice blog tonight…why not keep it that way and behave yourself?

  532. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    , Cano set his personal bar so high that a 2008 season that almost any 2nd baseman to kill for had people wanting him gone

    Had the 4th worst season by OPS for qualified second baseman in 08.

  533. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Pena and Cervelli in the lineup at the same time!

    PANIC!!

    ———————–

    In the ninth! :lol:

  534. RS June 14th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    At least in the last couple days, Gardner, Granderson, and Cano have all broken .280

  535. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    In the ninth!

    ———–

    Touche.

  536. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Poor Andruw Jones….

  537. NYY fan in NH June 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Jones will swing at anything up there

  538. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    We do know how to beat a horse real good on LOHUD, and the blog does talk alot.

  539. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Keep smilin Andruw…all the way to the unemployment line.

  540. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    .790 OPS for our fourth outfielder, pinch-runner, and defensive substitution.

  541. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    We do know how to beat a horse real good on LOHUD, and the blog does talk alot.
    ———————————-

    I’m not sure: Do you really think that we beat dead horses on Lohud?

  542. Vineyard Yankee June 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Sure would have been nice to have just a couple of these runs last nite.

  543. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Pendelton?

    BOOOOOOO!!!

  544. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    We do know how to beat a horse real good on LOHUD, and the blog does talk alot.
    ___________
    It took a while to get used to the rapid posting speed here…a few other good posters from the other blog still haven’t come here because of that.

  545. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I guess this means Joe might trust Whelan in a higher leverage situation next time?

  546. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Is Andruw legally blind?? It’s like watching Stevie Wonder hit..

  547. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    We want Whelan!!

  548. Against All Odds June 14th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    # Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I think he will heat up as he does in every 2nd half. The hacking is an issue though

    In his career he is such a great 2nd half hitter, that I hope he follows that trend. But in 2010 he was much worse in the 2nd half and that kind of performance is how he is hitting this year. Hitting .280 since May 1st last year.

    ———————————————————-

    Didn’t know that thanks for the info JF. Hopefully he can get on track Cano has the abilty to wreck a game and go on streaks where no on can get him out.

    .280 since May 1st last yr that’s not terrible but at the same time that’s not Cano lol.

  549. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Jones is a bench spot I’d look to upgrade from. I wouldn’t trust him in the playoffs.

  550. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    When’s the last time Mo pitched? It seems like eons ago.

  551. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Jones is a bench spot I’d look to upgrade from. I wouldn’t trust him in the playoffs.

    ————–

    If Swish doesn’t start hitting RHP he may end up in Jones’ role.

  552. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Jones is a bench spot I’d look to upgrade from. I wouldn’t trust him in the playoffs.
    ___________
    With Carlos Beltran?! :-)

  553. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    GY June 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Jones is a bench spot I’d look to upgrade from. I wouldn’t trust him in the playoffs.

    ————–

    If Swish doesn’t start hitting RHP he may end up in Jones’ role.

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

    That’s what I’m pulling for at this point.

  554. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    .280 since May 1st last yr that’s not terrible but at the same time that’s not Cano lol.

    I know right, Cano is so good I expect him to be hitting .350. I want him to win a batting title! It made me sick when Jeter/Cano got robbed that one year.

  555. sunny615 June 14th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    BoJo says:
    June 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    sunny615 June 14th, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    Cervelli has become pretty much useless. Montero or Romine could do what Cervelli’s doing. Or be better. I don’t understaffed why he’s still around…?
    ___________
    Explained earlier today. Photos he got from Cody Ransom

    *************
    DocTodd says:
    June 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    sunny615……I think Cervi is Girardi’s ‘buddy’…..not that there’s anything wrong with that….

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

    Makes sense now. Prolly Cashman too.

  556. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Jones is a bench spot I’d look to upgrade from. I wouldn’t trust him in the playoffs.
    ___________
    With Carlos Beltran?! :-)
    ==================

    Stubborn, stubborn man. :)

    Pence!

  557. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Pendleton isn’t going to impress Girardi and the coaching staff pitching like this with an 8 run lead.

  558. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Lance will be sent down on Thursday.

  559. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Please don’t tell me Mo will start warming up any minute now

  560. Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Actually I just looked it up, and I blame LGY for this since I think he said it, but Cano hit .307 from May 1st to the end of the year (down from his .400 pace :P) and would be hitting .299 if you included this year. Its like .285 from July 1st on. Selective end points and all that.

    Just not the kind of average I think Cano can sustain though. I’d like to see him get back up to .320 this year, because it will mean a glorious 2nd half

  561. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I’m interested to see Fukodome this weekend. He has nice numbers vs RHP and would be an easy get because of his salary.

    Of course, Beltran or Pence would be ideal.

  562. EA June 14th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    This guy sucks

  563. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Actually I just looked it up, and I blame LGY for this since I think he said it,

    —————–

    :mad:

    Hey don’t blame me dude! I’m pretty sure it was Mell.

  564. Captain Clutch June 14th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    As soon as Cashman finds someone who is worth a roster spot Jones should be replaced. He doesn’t offer them anything being on the roster.

  565. Ghostwriter June 14th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Not a great outing for Pendleton, but he toughed his way through it. I respect that kind of perseverance.

  566. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I only quote selective endpoints on players I don’t like ;)

  567. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    GW–

    Not being a NL fan, I haven’t seen much of Pence and don’t know much of him. I am familiar with Beltran for his AL background and also NY market news.

  568. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Gardner had a great game today…made a good case for batting lead off.

  569. BoJo June 14th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Great game…nice chatting with you all—see you tomorrow for another great game!

  570. Against All Odds June 14th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    # Jerkface June 14th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    .280 since May 1st last yr that’s not terrible but at the same time that’s not Cano lol.

    I know right, Cano is so good I expect him to be hitting .350. I want him to win a batting title! It made me sick when Jeter/Cano got robbed that one year.

    ———————————–

    Oh yea Cano has the type of swing and ability to hit in the mid .300 at will. He took such a big step forward last season that everyone believed alright he’ll just churn out those numbers with ease but he has taken a step back this yr.

  571. DocTodd June 14th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I’m trying to decide who’s more useless….CerSmelly or Andruw??

  572. Tom in N.J. June 14th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Gardner’s numbers : .282 .362 .426. .788

    Average MLB LF’er: .253 .319 .396 .715

    4th OF’er?

  573. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Gardner is up to .282/.362/.426

    Pretty crazy given how abysmal his April was.

  574. LGY June 14th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Tom stole my thunder.

  575. Tar June 14th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    “Gardner had a great game today…made a good case for batting lead off.”

    He did have a good day. But he only made a case for those that were predisposed to think that way.

    Gardner should be leading off, let’s hope his play at the end of Jeter’s dl stint makes it a no-brain-er decision.

    But after 1 game, the jury is still out.

  576. EA June 14th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Don’t see the problem with Jones – he is OPSing .833 against LHP and had 4 HRs in limited ABs. He’s also not useless against RHP and still puts together professional ABs.

    He performs well in his role – a guy with pop who can hit LHP. When they bring in Sean Marshall in Chi-Town in the 8th inning, would we rather send Jones there or someone like Nunez, Pena, Dickerson, Golson, etc. with no power?

  577. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Pendleton hasn’t had the good control since his call-up, but, that’s not normally his issue. He gets such irregular work that it can be somewhat understandable. Still, in 10 games, he’s only allowed runs in 1 game and another that he allowed an inherited run to score.i

  578. willwill June 14th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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  579. Betsy June 14th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I just read about this Brian Gordon – why? A 32 year old journeyman? I don’t know why Noesi isn’t making this start………

  580. Vineyard Yankee June 14th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Good nite, Trisha Jr.

  581. TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Lol at Girardi not knowing who his starter is on Thursday.

  582. blake June 14th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Great win tonight. They got Ogando out early and then feasted on their crappy pen…..recipe for success.

    Hopefully they can keep the ball rolling tomorrow. Some key guys are starting to come around offensively a bit. Alex has looked much better the last couple weeks (Sox series aside),and Posada and Gardner are swinging it better. They have to get Swish going from the left side

  583. Rob_NY June 14th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Jerkface says:
    June 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    We do know how to beat a horse real good on LOHUD, and the blog does talk alot.

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

    The same people who want the horse dead complain when it’s being beat! 8)

  584. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    This has the potential to be a very versatile lineup v. RHP.

  585. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    “4th OF’er?”

    Little Leaguer.

  586. Pat M. June 14th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Rich in NJ…I really expected more out of Andruw Jones…Man what a disappointment

  587. Rich in NJ June 14th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Pat

    Given his splits v. LHP last season, you had every reason to.

  588. RS June 14th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I’m really happy to see Tex still swinging the bat well. After that HBP last week, I was worried he might be playing through an injury and could go into a funk

  589. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Good 7-3 win by trenton.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_treaax_1

    Charleston got hammered 9-3. at least the bullpen did. Nuding was really good for his 6 innings.

  590. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Charleston box score

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;did=milb

  591. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Montero’s right field vlast from last night. because of the remote camera but the description and sound is unmistakeable.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....d=15866993

  592. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Montero’s right field ***blast*** from

  593. GreenBeret7 June 14th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Yankees may be in trouble. andrew Miller is being added to the Boston rotation. Miller, people will remember, had the greatest spring training inning in history this year.

  594. Vineyard Yankee June 14th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    TheStraw June 14th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Cashman hasn’t told him yet.

  595. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Brian Gordon’s season numbers. It should be interesting. The Yanks can also use him and Sabathia as pinch hitters during interleague.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=430950

  596. tyanksfan36 June 15th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    GB

    under that video of Montero is a video of Tim Teufel the manager of the Buffalo Bisons talking about his teams loss. His Son plays for Lakeland and pitched against the TY tonight.
    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....pid=592796

  597. pat June 15th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    BloggingBombers I’m told the Brian Gordon signing can’t become official until 6pm Wednesday. Yanks will likely announce him as Thursday starter after that.

    BloggingBombers Basically, if one of the Phillies starters is injured between now and 6pm Wednesday, Philly can still call up Gordon. Otherwise, he opts out

  598. m June 15th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    hi, pat.

    Can you explain Gordon’s deal to me? How did he negotiate with the Yankees if he was under contract with the Phillies?

  599. GreenBeret7 June 15th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    TY, I saw the name on the box score and was thinking that might be Teufels kid, but wasn’t sure.

  600. Jerkface June 15th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Can you explain Gordon’s deal to me? How did he negotiate with the Yankees if he was under contract with the Phillies?

    On a minor league deal with the phillies with an opt out clause. With opt out clause looming he informed philly he would opt out and then sought out other teams.

  601. m June 15th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    JF,

    Thanks for that.

  602. tyanksfan36 June 15th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    yep thats his son. I saw that name and knew it sounded familiar. I remember not knowing how to pronounce his name which is why I remember it.

  603. Rich in NJ June 15th, 2011 at 12:48 am

    The Gordon deal proves that they can find 40 man roster spots any time they want, so that should be no impediment to promoting kids.

  604. Pat M. June 15th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Dodgers Creep owner Frank McCourt who is facing a huge payroll come June 30 of nearly 30 million dollars….If he defaults The Commish will take over and sell the team…..

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