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Game 78: Yankees vs. Brewers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (46-31)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP A.J. Burnett (7-6, 4.15)
Burnett vs. Brewers

BREWERS (44-36)
Rickie Weeks 2B
Nyjer Morgan CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Corey Hart RF
Mat Gamel DH
Casey McGehee 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Jonathan Lucroy C

RHP Shaun Marcum (7-2, 2.95)
Marcum vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: It’s beautiful here at Yankee Stadium. Nice night with the wind blowing out to right.

UMPIRES: HP Gary Cederstrom, 1B Adrian Johnson, 2B Alan Porter, 3B Fieldin Culbreth

AT THE TOP: Since Derek Jeter went on the disabled list, Brett Gardner and Nick Swisher have combined to bat .292 with a .433 on-base percentage in the lead-off spot.

GOING DEEP: Mark Teixeira is tied with Jose Bautista for the Major League lead with 24 home runs. In the past 50 years, only three Yankees have hit more homers before the all-star break: Alex Rodriguez (30 in 2007), Tino Martinez (28 in 1997) and Jason Giambi (27 in 2006 and 26 in 2003).

A FEW MORE HOURS: Online voting for the all-star game concludes on Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. According to the latest voting update, the Yankees are in line to have Rodriguez, Jeter, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson in the American League lineup.

UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Walk, stolen base and an RBI single. The Brewers have a quick first-inning lead.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: That a real nice play by Granderson, making the catch in deep center field then getting the ball into the infield in time to turn the double play.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: I really don’t remember a louder “thud” when an outfield has run into the wall. Nyjer Morgan just slammed into the center field padding, but he’s still in the game and Cano has a leadoff triple in the fourth. It’s still 1-0 Brewers.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: RBI single by Swisher and now a single off the wall for Posada. The game’s tied and the Yankees are in business with runners at the corners and no outs.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Russell Martin’s 10th home run of the season, and now it’s 4-1 Yankees. That snapped a 64-AB homer-less stretch for Martin. He hadn’t hit one since May.

UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: It’s a home run. No it’s not. Yes it is. After review, Posada’s solo shot stands and it’s a 5-2 Yankees lead at the end of the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:39 p.m.: Another error for Nunez, but Burnett walks off the mound to a standing ovation. Here’s Robertson to finish off the eighth inning.

UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: I’m telling ya, Robertson should be an all-star.

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379 Responses to “Game 78: Yankees vs. Brewers”

  1. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Calling home runs tonight by Grandy and Cano and Swisher…

    Let’s enjoy the game and have fun!

  2. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Go AJ. Go Yanks.

  3. Laura - I Bleed Blue June 29th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    If I’m Jeter, I find a reason not to go to the All Star Game that doesn’t annoy the fans. There are too many other SS with better stats.

  4. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Or I should say, this line-up is really going to have trouble against Marcum…Lohud gods–do your stuff!

  5. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Let’s win.

  6. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue June 29th, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    If I’m Jeter, I find a reason not to go to the All Star Game that doesn’t annoy the fans. There are too many other SS with better stats.
    __________
    If you have a bonus in your contract for ASG appearance, you thank the fans and go regardless.

  7. pat June 29th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    GordonEdes Theo: We’re not a perfect team, says club will be aggressive at trade deadline

    How can that be? They spent more money in the of season than any other team and the Sox are all farm raised on love and grit, no? :sad:

  8. Laura - I Bleed Blue June 29th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    “If you have a bonus in your contract for ASG appearance, you thank the fans and go regardless.”

    I forgot about that bonus clause. Still, you gotta think he’ll be a little uncomfortable being there with his current stats.

  9. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    The ASG has become a joke anyway.

  10. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    btw, pat, thanks for the heads up on A-Rod being on SportsCenter this morning. Being able to remotely program a dvr still amazes me.

  11. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    If you have a bonus in your contract for ASG appearance, you thank the fans and go regardless.

    You get the bonus regardless of if you actually go, its about selections

  12. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    hi everyone, lets go yanks

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Unlike many, Jeter probably doesn’t sit around all day and say “Boy, I suck.”

    Read that any way you wish!

    You can’t go wrong ;).

  14. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    If you have a bonus in your contract for ASG appearance, you thank the fans and go regardless.

    You get the bonus regardless of if you actually go, its about selections
    _______
    I’m sure Ford and his other sponsors want him front and center. It’s all about the Franklins.

  15. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Another example of how Burnett (and Garcia) kill the runners thrown out stat for their catchers.

  16. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Jeters new contract actually doesnt have any all-star bonuses, so Jeter should be able to decline without losing face.

  17. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    LOL, who said a while back that the left side of our infield was like monument park?

  18. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Jeter realizes he is not just a ballplayer, he is a brand. He’ll be in AZ to promote the brand.

  19. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Jeter’s brand doesn’t need any faux promotion.

  20. RS June 29th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Sweeney Murti was on WFAN yesterday and seemed to think Jeter wasn’t going to play in the ASG because they’ll want him to rest his calf

  21. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    AJ is always such a pleasure to watch pitch.

  22. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    All lot of people have compared Jeter to DiMaggio and stated how DiMaggio walked away in his prime, and how Jeter should do the same.

    If Joe D. had a guaranteed 3 year contract for top dollar in his day, you can bet he would have preferred that to selling Mr Coffee machines. But in his day, contracts were year-to-year, and he probably would have had to take big pay cuts as his skills diminished. His pride would not allow that.

  23. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    RS June 29th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    Sweeney Murti was on WFAN yesterday and seemed to think Jeter wasn’t going to play in the ASG because they’ll want him to rest his calf
    _______
    Let me know when Jeter allows Sweeney to speak for him.

  24. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Burnett is no fun to watch. He’s no number two that’s for sure. But – he’s ours.

  25. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    AJ can’t walk Morgan on 4 pitches. He beats himself too much…

  26. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Still think Jete retires before his contract is up. No way a competitor that he is accepts hitting like a catcher to finish up his career.

  27. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    Jeter’s brand doesn’t need any faux promotion.
    ___________
    Do you think Ford and his other sponsors would be happy to see him sit it out? I don’t. I’m sure they will let him know their preference.

  28. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Let me know when Joe DiMaggio, Jeter and Ford allows you to speak for them.

  29. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t think it makes a difference, BoJo. He is what he is.

  30. LGY June 29th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I love ya Gritner, but why are you trying to bunt off Marcum dude?

    You should be able to handle him.

  31. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Wow!! Lets hope the Mets use up all their runs tokens on the Tigers.

  32. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Bunting is sooooo overrated.

  33. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Still think Jete retires before his contract is up. No way a competitor that he is accepts hitting like a catcher to finish up his career.
    ____________
    When I see a player like Jeter walk away from guaranteed millions, I will be shocked. The KC pitcher who walked away (Gil Meche) was the first I have ever seen, and perhaps the last.

  34. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    The only player I have ever seen walk away in his true prime (which is not Jeter’s situation) was Jim Brown.

  35. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    It looks like the strike zone is going to be gigantic tonight

  36. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    I don’t think it makes a difference, BoJo. He is what he is.
    ___
    We’ll know very soon…time always tells.

  37. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    It looks like the strike zone is going to be gigantic tonight
    _______
    We’re DOOMED!

  38. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Tex should bat righty vs a guy with a good change up.

  39. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Bojo,
    Im not sure if an under the table buyout is allowed.
    If he finishes next season at an avg. of around .250 and management tells him that he will be batting ninth and benched regularly to groom a replacement. I think he would rather quit than be shown up.

  40. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    The only player I have ever seen walk away in his true prime (which is not Jeter’s situation) was Jim Brown.
    ————–
    How about Barry Sanders?

  41. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    “We’ll know very soon…time always tells.”

    I’m not saying he won’t play (don’t know, don’t care). I’m only saying that it doesn’t make a difference to his brand.

  42. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Michael Jordan

  43. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Salliedogs7

    Point.

  44. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Bojo,
    Im not sure if an under the table buyout is allowed.
    If he finishes next season at an avg. of around .250 and management tells him that he will be batting ninth and benched regularly to groom a replacement. I think he would rather quit than be shown up.
    ______________
    It will be interesting to see what happens. I’m skeptical about him leaving one dime on the table.

  45. RS June 29th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Well Sweeney gets his information from the Yankees, and the Yankees have the authority to override Jeter, so…

  46. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Jordan came back at 38.

  47. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Michael Jordan
    ——————

    He came back twice, and finally quit for good hen he saw that he was past his prime.

  48. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    RS June 29th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    Well Sweeney gets his information from the Yankees, and the Yankees have the authority to override Jeter, so…
    ______
    Interesting…I don’t recall a team ever being able to tell a player not to play in a ML ASG. Do you know of any examples?

  49. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Marciano.

  50. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Doesnt his first retirement count?

  51. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Tunney for that matter.

  52. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    He came back twice, and finally quit for good hen he saw that he was past his prime.

    =========

    Only player to avg. 20 ppg over the age of 40.

  53. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I can’t comment on Brown or Sanders as I don’t follow football and have no knowledge of the details. Wasn’t paying attention to Jordon either…

  54. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I don’t think that it counts if he came back. He was trying to prove that he could do whatever he wanted–that he was the world’s greatest athlete. When he saw that he couldn’t hit a baseball, he went back to basketball.

  55. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Yeah, but Air Jordan became Ground Jordan.

  56. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    What a play!

  57. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Say Hey!

  58. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    WOW what a play!

  59. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Dottie Hinsin

  60. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Great catch by Granderson

  61. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Grandy Da Man

  62. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Grandy man can!!!

  63. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    In his prime, Jordan could almost singlehandledly win games/championships. During his second comeback, he couldn’t. 20 ppg for him was really quite substandard.

  64. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Burnett does not match up well against the Brew crew; he’s not fooling anyone.

  65. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    AJ better start locating his fastball and mixing in his other pitches or it’s going to be a short night for him

  66. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I think Grandy means to win a GG this year. (reference–Monty Python–they mean to win Wimbleton)

  67. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Jordan was probably the closest thing to what Babe Ruth appears to have been.

  68. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I was an outstanding play, but Gamel hit that one on the screws

  69. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    And yet, somehow he has 2 outs, and has only thrown 29 pitches in 2 innings.

  70. cs in la June 29th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Question for anyone: why isn’t Posada the 2nd string catcher? Is he worse than Cervelli? Couldn’t he catch 1-2 times a week?

    Just wondering why the Yankees didn’t handle him like Varitek.

  71. lounge lizard June 29th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    There was some drama between Gardner and Cederstrom that went unnoticed by the announcers, too busy yakking at each other as usual.

    Cederstrom made a ridiculous strike call on a pitch up and in. Gardner took exception. Cederstrom did the full walkaround to brush off home plate with his back to the field (and the camera). No reason to do that since there hadn’t been a pitch in the dirt. Obviously he was telling Gardner that he didn’t want to hear it.

    Gardner hasn’t hit the ball safely out of the infield since the Sunday night game in Chicago 10 days ago. 3-24 since, with two bunts and a misplayed infield “hit”. He’s bunting because nothing else has been working.

    Now that he has been reversed cursed, I expect him to go yard next at bat.

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    I think Grandy means to win a GG this year.
    ///

    He is awesome.

  73. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Interesting:

    MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons reported yesterday that the Red Sox don’t have financial flexibility and he explained Boston’s predicament in further detail today on WEEI’s Mut & Merloni Show. “They’re not getting Carlos Beltran,” Gammons said. “They’re not getting Michael Cuddyer.” Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com has highlights of Gammons’ conversation.

    MLBTraderumors.com

  74. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Terrell Davis

  75. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    “Question for anyone: why isn’t Posada the 2nd string catcher? ”

    It has been reported at one time it was the result of concussions. But a couple of weeks ago, Cash told Francesa that Posada wasn’t in shape to catch. I don’t know if that apparent contradiction has ever been fully resolved.

  76. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Jordan was probably the closest thing to what Babe Ruth appears to have been.
    ——————

    QFT I don’t think that we’ll ever see another player as dominant in any sport as Jordan was in basketball. Maybe in another couple generations–he was truly exceptional.

  77. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like Baltimore is activating Alfredo Simon…never thought I would see him again in the majors.

  78. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Keep shutting me up, Swish.

  79. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Yes, it’s called your defense bailing you out and some luck.

  80. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Terrell Davis
    ————–

    good one.

  81. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I am surprised that the Yanks have good numbers against Marcum. He seems like the type that would give them trouble. A little of this and a little of that and a ton of changeups in between.

  82. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Others were just as dominant in their sports as Jordan. Ruth – Gretsky – Brown – Pele.

  83. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Does Magic Johnson count even though he had to at the time?

  84. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Sterling Sharp as well?

  85. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    They should wait for the change and start hitting to the other side instead of pulling the ball

  86. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Not in my book. Magic was essentially forced out.

  87. cs in la June 29th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks Rich, the concussions make sense. “Isn’t in shape” is pretty dubious since that’s fixable, unless it his knees.

  88. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    The way just jorge did

  89. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Jordan was probably the closest thing to what Babe Ruth appears to have been.

    ———————————————————————-

    Gretzky

  90. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    Does Magic Johnson count even though he had to at the time?
    _____________
    No…all that proved was that his Johnson wasn’t so Magic after all.

  91. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Gretsky said Lameix would have been the best ever if his body had not broken down. He was men among boys out there.

  92. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Waiting for the obligatory “that’s why women don’t post here” comment…

  93. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Gretzky was being humble.

  94. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    You already said it.

  95. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Really wide zone for Marcum

  96. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    The good news is Marcums already at 39 pitches. Hows the Brewers bullpen this year?

  97. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    Gretsky said Lameix would have been the best ever if his body had not broken down. He was men among boys out there.

    ———————————————————

    Gretzky was being modest.

    He rewrote the record book.

  98. MaineYankee June 29th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Ghostwriter

    Wilt was as dominant if not more.

  99. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Wilt was the most dominant center not basketball player.

  100. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    To think at one time Batancourt was so highly touted. The guy is batting .240.. Make that .239.

  101. MaineYankee June 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    SoS

    Wasn’t Davis and Sharpe due to injuries?

  102. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    MaineYankee June 29th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Ghostwriter

    Wilt was as dominant if not more.
    ——————–

    No, he wasn’t. Russell could stop him every single time. How many titles did Wilt win?

  103. luis June 29th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    If they start sitting on his change up, the yanks are going to thump Marcum.

  104. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Waiting for the obligatory “that’s why women don’t post here” comment…
    __________
    And not surprisingly, I still don’t care.

  105. MaineYankee June 29th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Wilt was the most dominant center not basketball player.
    ———————————————————

    He was both.

  106. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    It’s not the ppg that made Jordan so exceptional it was his ability to will his team to victory virtually any time that he wanted.

  107. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Of course you don’t care. Misogynist, sexist pigs don’t usually have much of a moral compass.

  108. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    MY,
    I believe Sharp had neck problems and Davis knee. So yes. Thats why I was asking if they counting which I guess they werent.

    Still waiting on the other Davis(gina) aka Dottie Hinsin to be accepted. Theres no crying in baseball!!

  109. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I believe that SoS is a woman.

  110. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Runs…

  111. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Actually, Doreen had/has a blue sense of humor at times. The issue is security.

  112. MaineYankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    # Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    MaineYankee June 29th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Ghostwriter

    Wilt was as dominant if not more.
    ——————–

    No, he wasn’t. Russell could stop him every single time. How many titles did Wilt win?
    —————————————————————————————

    The titles have nothing to do with how dominant he was.

    Russell was one of the best defenders to ever play but he couldn’t stop Wilt.

    I grew up watching their battles.

  113. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I thought there was a Yankee game on tonite ?

  114. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Ghostwriter,
    The closest guy to have come out since Jordan that resembles his play is Kobe(as much as I hate to say it). Some say his offense was better than Michaels but his defense did not come close. I think Jordan was more fearless driving in the paint knowing he was going to get whacked. He avg. 30 ppg without being a jump shooter half his career. Impressive to say the least.

  115. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Kareem was dominant offensively. No one could stop the sky hook.

  116. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Greatest in a sport should be a no-doubter. Like Babe Ruth, no? You can make that case for Gtretsky, Pele and Brown. Wilt – I don’t think so, not with Jordan out there.

  117. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I believe that SoS is a woman.

    ======

    Uhhh just checked. Its all still there. Guess again.

  118. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    :oops: Sorry!

  119. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    If Wilt was motivated to play hard every single nite he would have hurt many of his fellow players. A complete beast when he wanted to be.

  120. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    The reverse jinx worked.

  121. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    This ump is helping out Marcum any chance he can

  122. lounge lizard June 29th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    yes it did!

  123. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Both Lemieux and Gretzky are no-doubters. They *dominated* the NHL.

  124. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Granderson is really being patient.

  125. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I thought there was a Yankee game on tonite ?

    If Wilt was motivated to play hard every single nite he would have hurt many of his fellow players. A complete beast when he wanted to be.

    =======
    VY,
    Your next post should look like this-Just when I thought I was out. They pull me back in.

  126. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    go the other way tex

  127. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    The scoreboard operator is trying to shame Tex for his low BA. Clearly he’s a LoHud poster.

  128. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    man, if i were pitching i would only feed tex with change ups

  129. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Gordie Howe wasn’t too shabby. Different game back then but Gretsky was on a different planet I think.

  130. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Tex really struggles against changeups

  131. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Sorry!

    ========

    GW,
    Dont worry about it bro. Im only going to be insecure until my next shrink visit. I need to work on making my posts a bit hairier.

  132. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    No HR, please.

  133. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    Of course you don’t care. Misogynist, sexist pigs don’t usually have much of a moral compass.
    _______
    I believe you just broke the rules of the blog with respect to not calling others names and slandering them. Watch out for those repercussions.

    Why don’t you troll somewhere or someone else tonight? I won’t be wasting any time on you. Your comments and opinions remain uninteresting to me.

  134. JM June 29th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    If Jordan hadn’t left to play baseball (badly) in his prime, I think the Bulls would have won eight straight championships.

  135. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Alex will never hit another homerun.

  136. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Im only going to be insecure until my next shrink visit.
    _______
    Send GW the bill.

  137. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    C’mon Alex.

  138. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:10 pm
    ————————————-

    It wasn’t anything that you said. I mistakenly thought that somebody said you were.

  139. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    And the ump is not helping with that moving strikezone

  140. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Yankees are getting boned by this home plate ump.

  141. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Argh. Marcum’s pretty good, but the Yankees are chasing. They aren’t helped by a very wide and low strike zone, that Burnett hasn’t really gotten the benefit of.

    Wake up, bats!

  142. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    This is like watching the Yanks against Davis and all of the other pitchers that throw garbage. The Yanks just can’t figure those guys out…

  143. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I believe SAS is. Honest mistake.

  144. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’m only willing to pay for shock therapy. There is somebody else that I would rather send first. :)

  145. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I wouldn’t mind if AJ was getting the same gigantic strike zone but he isn’t. Not even close…

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

    There it is! It’s a relief to know that I’m not cracking up.

  147. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    boned

    ======

    Now how the hell did that get passed the filters?

  148. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Good one. LOL !

  149. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I believe you just broke the rules of the blog with respect to insulting women by your constant references to genitalia and worse. No to mention kids who might frequent this blog. Watch out for those repercussions!

  150. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Anyone know Marcums pitch count?

  151. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Ball 1 from AJ would be a strike for Marcum

  152. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    ———————-

    Tsk, tsk–you’re driving the women away.

  153. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    The Edmonton Oilers of the mid-80′s were arguably the greatest collection of athletic talent of any team in North American sports history.

    Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe, Andy Moog, Glenn Anderson, Charlie Huddy…

    And virtually all in their prime coached by Glen Sather. Simply awesome.

  154. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Another great line from a movie.
    Lets put the women and children to bed and go looking for supper. (a football movie that I cant seem to remember the name of).

  155. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    SoS,

    About 61

  156. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    ‘you just broke the rules of the blog’…………………………..

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

    You’ve got to be kidding ?

  157. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    TMAPS,
    I believe they were. That team was absolutely sick and thats coming from someone who didnt watch that much hockey. I was a flyers fan back then(now a red wings) and I knew they didnt stand a chance.

  158. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    “The Edmonton Oilers of the mid-80?s were arguably the greatest collection of athletic talent of any team in North American sports history.”

    Yeah, but weren’t they permitted by the WHA to sign anyone they could in order to keep talent away from the NHL?

  159. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    There are no rules to break here. You can’t transgress enough in this place to get bounced. It’s a real shame, though, that people are incapable of policing themselves, but instead enjoy holding people hostage with their self-indulgent crap, which no one in their lives would put up with.

    A shame for the rest, who just want to talk baseball and root our team on, that we have to wade through the slop to get to genuine discussion.

  160. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Don’t forget Esa Tikkanen who was on the top line with Gretzky and Kurri.

  161. Bronx Jeers June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    The Islanders were right there before them.

    Anyway the Yankees were the best team of the eighties.

  162. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I believe you just broke the rules of the blog with respect to insulting women by your constant references to genitalia and worse. No to mention kids who might frequent this blog. Watch out for those repercussions!
    ————————-

    Since we’re talking about the rules of the blog, it seems that you constantly violate this one:

    • Personally attacking other people is not allowed. If one of your fellow posters makes a point with which you do not agree, please refrain from calling them names. We’re talking about baseball here, calm down. For the better part of four years, this blog has been a good place for courteous, knowledgeable Yankees fans to gather. Don’t write something you would not say to somebody in person.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....this-blog/

    ———————–

    Perhaps you should mind your own business.

  163. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Another stolen base against AJ that reflects poorly on Martin.

  164. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    The Program

  165. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    That pitch Braun stole on is another missed call. Marcum’s gotten that repeatedly.

    And now a walk. Burnett isn’t all that sharp, but he’s getting screwed by Cederstrom.

  166. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Another great line from a movie.
    Lets put the women and children to bed and go looking for supper. (a football movie that I cant seem to remember the name of).
    ——————-

    Varsity blues?

  167. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    With the exception of Gretzky, the Oilers were mostly built from the NHL entry draft. Kevin Lowe was their first pick in 1979, and the rest is history.

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    GW, the problem is, they want everyone else to mind their business. It never occurs to them that no one is even slightly interested :(.

  169. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Right on

  170. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    “Anyway the Yankees were the best team of the eighties.”

    They would have been if they didn’t trade Drabek, McGee, and McGriff.

  171. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ghostwriter,
    lol. See 8:20.

    I think we need the Lohud CC n R’s to make sure no one has broken any unwritten rules.

  172. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Another great line from a movie.
    Lets put the women and children to bed and go looking for supper. (a football movie that I cant seem to remember the name of).
    ——————-

    Varsity blues?

    ————-
    No strike that–it was the Program with Craig Scheffer..

  173. m June 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Problem solved. Lackey to DH for the Sox next season. :shock:

    Let’s go, Yankee bats.

  174. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Rich,

    The Oilers entered the NHL in ’79-80 and a number of those players were drafted subsequently, although your point is well taken.

    Can’t believe I left out Esa T.

    Bronx,

    The Yankees as the best team of the ’80′s? To quote Johnny Mac, you can’t be serious. They weren’t even the best team in New York.

  175. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    CANO!

  176. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Cano tagged that

  177. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    There’s a good start to the inning! Cano smoked that one!

  178. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ghostwriter,
    lol. See 8:20.

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

    Good work. I had to look it up. I could rember Scheffer but not the movie.

  179. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Atta boy, Robito!

  180. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Thought I had one of the 3 there.

  181. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    ol nyger having his issues out there in this series…

  182. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    “With the exception of Gretzky, the Oilers were mostly built from the NHL entry draft. Kevin Lowe was their first pick in 1979, and the rest is history.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.....raft_picks

    Along with Anderson and Messier

  183. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Swish! And people were talking about benching you…pshaw!

  184. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Swish! Man, he is on a roll…

  185. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Swish has really come on. The Mets would have to give more back than Beltran for him………………

  186. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    second time thru the lineup.

  187. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    “Anyway the Yankees were the best team of the eighties.”

    They would have been if they didn’t trade Drabek, McGee, and McGriff.

    ————————————————————————–

    And Rijo, Tewksbury, Buhner, Pasqua, Rasmussen, Howell…

  188. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Swishalicious!

  189. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Nice, Swish. This thing keeps saying I’m posting too quickly, but I’m not :(

  190. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Rich, yes. They weren’t such high picks, just great drafting and appreciation for skill. Kurri, like Anderson, was a 69th pick. Ridiculous.

  191. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Yeah, good point, TMaPS, especially about Buhner. Trading Rijo for Henderson was reasonable though.

  192. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Charleston lost first game, 2-1. sanchez with a solo homer.

    Gumbs has a homer for SI, 2-1 SI

    Tampa Yanks (FSL) leads 6-0, heathcott is 3-3 with a homer

  193. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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

    Yep. :(

  194. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

    Perhaps you should heed your own advice.

  195. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUwSxqnRW-8

  196. Bronx Jeers June 29th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    The Yankees are always the best team no matter what era or even what sport. Put a hockey stick in Mattingly’s hand and he would have smoked Gretzky for breakfast.

    Winfield would have stuffed Bird & Magic in their oversized shoe boxes.

  197. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Scranton leads 1-0. Parraz homer. Montero is 1-2.

  198. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

    Perhaps you should heed your own advice.
    ————-
    You first.

  199. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    A pitcher’s umpire. That’s pretty charitable.

  200. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    It didn’t hurt that Messier, Anderson and Kurri were secondary round picks. Sather wasn’t much of a coach. He just threw them out there and let them create. That’s why people like Muckler were hired. Sather’s claim to fame – wasn’t afraid to surround himself with quality people.

  201. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Hip hip!

  202. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Hip Hip Jorge!

  203. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    “Sather’s claim to fame – wasn’t afraid to surround himself with quality people”

    Until he got to NY, although he has done better in recent years.

  204. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Great AB

  205. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Sterling had trouble on that one….almost misplayed it into a homer

  206. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Posada!! It sure is a fun game when your sixth and seventh hitters are going well…

  207. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I’m telling you – Swisher and Posada. So important.

  208. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    See, sit on the change up and they are going to hurt him

  209. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Rich,

    I loved Rickey, but they gave up a ton. Plunk, Birtsas, Howell, Javier (I’m doing this from memory, I may be forgetting someone) and 4 years later dumped him for a 4 year older Plunk, Polonia, and Cadaret.

    I’m sure Donnie Baseball thanks Rickey everyday for his 145 RBI in ’85 for having Rickey and Willie going 1-2.

    Oh, I forgot Hal Morris for Tim Leary.

  210. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Come on, Russ.

  211. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    “Sather’s claim to fame – wasn’t afraid to surround himself with quality people”

    Until he got to NY, although he has done better in recent years.
    _________
    I see that Penguins offered Jagr a one year deal…

  212. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Huge!!!!!!!!!!

  213. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Martin, where has that been since April?

  214. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    ’bout time.

  215. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Martin comes out of it finally!!!!

  216. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    All that pent up lack of hitting explodes into the night!

  217. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Alright Martin! Maybe this will get him going.

  218. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Martin continues to show why he’ll be catcher for this and next year.

  219. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Russell!!! on a cu

  220. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Coltrane goes yard.

  221. m June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    hip hip…martin? j/k

  222. Nick in SF June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Icing on the cake.

  223. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Russell the Mussell!!!!!

  224. SoS June 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Come on, Russ.

    ========

    He heard you.

    Have a good night fellas. Go Yankees!!

  225. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    Martin, where has that been since April?
    _________
    I do think his back and toe problems affected him…when healthy, he is a player!

  226. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    No you were arguing others battles.

  227. Bronx Jeers June 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    It’s tough to surround yourself with great people when Jimmy Dolan is always around. He negates greatness.

  228. butterball June 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Martin did that just to make me look like an idiot !!

  229. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    G’night SoS!

  230. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    “Martin continues to show why he’ll be catcher for this and next year.”

    Continues? That’s just not factual, and it would be really short-sighted.

  231. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    they should all be sitting change….

  232. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Sitting on his change up is the smart thing because he doesn’t have the fastball velocity to go along the change, so you could foul off the fb almost indefinitly

  233. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Bojo, 2.25 mil. It is only fitting that Jagr return back to the Penguin fold.

  234. GreenBeret7 June 29th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    SI now leads 3-1. Gumbs is 2-3 with 2 solo homers

    Marshall through 4 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 9-0 Tampa Yanks

  235. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Want to see AJ have a 1-2-3 inning following the lead

  236. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    When Jeter comes back I think he will get # 3,000 during the Tampa series right before the ASB.

  237. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Good inning.

  238. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Nice 1-2-3 innning.

  239. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    nice inning from aj there

  240. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Good for the good AJ. Doesn’t lose focus and has an easy inning after given the lead.

  241. jonnycat June 29th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Calling Lohud Experts!

    I posted this a few days ago without much of a response….

    I’m looking to take my buddy out to the sunday game against Tampa at the stadium on the 10th. Looking to get the best seats at the best price. What’s the best strategy? Is stubhub still the best bet? Or some other website. Better to get them soon or wait till a day or two before? On the other hand, it’s a sunday home game against tampa so good seats will be gone I’m thinking. Help!

    thanks

  242. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    The umpire may not be helping AJ, but the Brewers’ hitters certainly did that inning.

    Their starter is over 80-some pitches, and just gave up the lead on some hard hit balls last inning. And now their batters go 1-2-3 on seven pitches.

    That was the best thing for AJ, and the worst for Marcum.

  243. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    “Martin continues to show why he’ll be catcher for this and next year.”

    Continues? That’s just not factual, and it would be really short-sighted.
    ____
    If I were a betting man, I would wager on it. He is already at 10 homers, key RBIs, great defense and game calling…

    I know you like Montero…I prefer the better defensive catcher. Always have.

  244. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I’m looking to take my buddy out to the sunday game against Tampa at the stadium on the 10th. Looking to get the best seats at the best price. What’s the best strategy? Is stubhub still the best bet? Or some other website. Better to get them soon or wait till a day or two before? On the other hand, it’s a sunday home game against tampa so good seats will be gone I’m thinking. Help!

    Stubhub cut off is 5 PM, you can snag good deals up to the 5 pm cut off.

  245. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    surprised Marcum still out ther

  246. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    this umpire wants to keep marcum in the game.

  247. RMS June 29th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    AJ needs to continue to shut down the Brewers. No implosions.

  248. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    trader, i’ll bet marcum comes out for the 6th. milwaukee went thru a few pitchers in yesterday’s blowout, and who knows what tomorrow brings. marcum’s not a spring chicken, so i’ll bet they try to get up to 120 out of him.

  249. RadioKev June 29th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Martin really is a top notch defensive catcher.

  250. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    “If I were a betting man, I would wager on it. He is already at 10 homers, key RBIs, great defense and game calling…”

    He hasn’t hit since April. It would be a mistake of historic proportions to neglect Montero’s abundant talent.

    “I know you like Montero…I prefer the better defensive catcher. Always have.”

    I prefer winning. The Yankees don’t win 5 rings without Posada. Montero projects to be better.

  251. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    this umpire wants to keep marcum in the game.
    _________
    May be more understandable after seeing Marcum say “Thanks Uncle Gary!” as he walked off the mound.

  252. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I prefer winning. The Yankees don’t win 5 rings without Posada. Montero projects to be better.
    _________
    I’d rather have a good catcher than a projector.

  253. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    It’s amazing how much the yanks struggle against the guys that throw 85 mph

  254. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    “I’d rather have a good catcher than a projector.”

    Word games are fun, but of limited utility.

    Jeter, Rivera, Williams, Posada, and Pettitte required making projections, and it paid off big time.

  255. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Sather was always a good talker and Peter Pocklinton, another hustler, bought it. With time and riding the coat tails of great kids stared believing his press clippings. All his managing was done by Bruce McGregor the assistant GM. The players now Coffey’s skating was worth the price of admission. Kurri would go into his own zone, get the puck pass to Gretzky at the blueline go past the other blue line for a return pass and one time a goal and you would hear about the greatness of Gretzky. Good times.

  256. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Great play by Nunez.

  257. luis June 29th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    This Morgan at bat is very important

  258. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    It’s amazing how much the yanks struggle against the guys that throw 85 mph

    To be fair, they have tagged him for 4 runs in 5 IP which is like 7 ERA, and they scored 5 runs off him last year.

  259. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Burnett has surprised me tonight good job so far.

  260. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Word games are fun, but of limited utility.
    ______
    Those and bad puns are my favorite!

    But seriously, I like Martin very much because of his D. I think it is worth even more as teams turn to running games now.

    I have always maintained that I would like Montero as mainly DH..he can BUC too somewhat, but I want Martin catching guys like AJ and Hughes and Nova…to get the best out of them. Montero can catch guys like CC and Garcia or Colon.

  261. J. Alfred Prufrock June 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    kiss of death

  262. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Aj has to throw more curveballs. They are all over his fastball.

  263. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Joe get someone up in the bullpen.

  264. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Burnett’s in the strike zone, which is good. The Brewers are squaring him up though, which is *not* so good.

    And now Braun; gotta try something different.

  265. Bronx Jeers June 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I’m looking to take my buddy out to the sunday game against Tampa at the stadium on the 10th. Looking to get the best seats at the best price. What’s the best strategy? Is stubhub still the best bet? Or some other website. Better to get them soon or wait till a day or two before? On the other hand, it’s a sunday home game against tampa so good seats will be gone I’m thinking. Help!

    Stubhub cut off is 5 PM, you can snag good deals up to the 5 pm cut off.

    ————————————————————————————

    The cutoff is two hours before the game which for this game would be 11AM and weekend day games are pretty popular. If you see a good deal that you like you should grab it.

  266. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    “But seriously, I like Martin very much because of his D. I think it is worth even more as teams turn to running games now.”

    As we’re seeing tonight, much of the ability to control a running game depends on the pitcher.

    “I have always maintained that I would like Montero as mainly DH..he can BUC too somewhat, but I want Martin catching guys like AJ and Hughes and Nova…to get the best out of them. Montero can catch guys like CC and Garcia or Colon.”

    I think Martin is showing that he would be better if he caught 100 games or less.

  267. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Martin telling AJ to bury one in the dirt here…

  268. luis June 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t want to see fielderwith the bases juiced

  269. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    The left side of the INF has shown tremendous range this inning.

  270. luis June 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    F@@#$$#@@!!@###!!!!!

  271. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Terrific play by Alex. He looks very healthy out there.

    This is dangerous…

  272. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    If Aj gets out of this with just one scored, he will have given us a quality start.

  273. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    OK, one more.

  274. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Get someone up in the bull. Aj’s fastball isn’t fooling anyone.

  275. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    what’s with aj’s reaction to the no throw?
    there was no chance that was going to be a doubpl play.

  276. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    AJ does the job! He is a different pitcher this year.

  277. luis June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    YES!!!!!!!

  278. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Okay, AJ dodged some bullets there. More runs please!

  279. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    At least Fielder didn’t “flick” one into the seats in the short RF porch like he was doing during batting practice.

  280. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I thought Corey Hart wears sunglasses at night. :eek:

    Good job, AJ.

  281. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Wade should be warming up for the 7th. Ayala has been awful in close games.

  282. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    ac1 – good catch I saw that too. Snotty little gesture at Nunez. Burnett’s in a weird mood it seems he doesn’t look thrilled to be out there. He’s pitching well though, I’ll take it.

  283. BoJo June 29th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    I thought Corey Hart wears sunglasses at night.
    ________
    Does the Canadian music industry pay you for that post?

  284. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Up in the press box, a major league scout was watching Prince Fielder flick line drives into the right field seats during batting practice Tuesday, the Brewers’ star first baseman making home runs look practically effortless.

  285. luis June 29th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    the play from Arod probably saved a run maybe two

  286. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    ac 1 – aj wanted the dp, hoping to get out of the inning right there. fielder have him a gift by hitting that soft grounder on the first pitch.

  287. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I think that was gone.

  288. Jerkface June 29th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Definitely a HR, hit the guys hand I think

  289. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    If Joba and /or Soriano were healthy we wouldn’t be seeing AJ in the 7th.That’s a homerun-hit his right shoulder.

  290. Bronx Jeers June 29th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    What happened?

    Sterling was a bit flummoxed to say the least.

  291. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    And people hated the introduction of instant replay. How is it not worth a few minutes to get the call right?

  292. Nick in SF June 29th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    The one umpire remains on the field to prevent anarchy.

  293. pat June 29th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Dlauraposada Give him the hr…his mom is at d game!!! :smile:

  294. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    That is a homerun. The guys hand was over the wall not infront of it.

  295. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Replay shows it’s a homer, even without the fan acting like it hit his hand.

  296. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    swish and posada……
    wow things have changed.

  297. Nick in SF June 29th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Victory lap.

  298. RadioKev June 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Martin also seems to call pretty good games. The pitching staff seems to like pitching to him and they have all been remarkably consistant this year.

  299. Nick in SF June 29th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    The Wailing Wall.

  300. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    ac 1 – baseball is a game of redemption.

  301. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I see we have a couple of religious references here….. Only at the LoHud…..

  302. DaveD June 29th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    “Martin also seems to call pretty good games. The pitching staff seems to like pitching to him and they have all been remarkably consistant this year.”

    So nice to have a guy who can play steller D and work well with pitchers who isin’t a blackhole on offense.

    I could see him being a long term fixture here. I wouldn’t be so quick to shove him out the door for a DH.

  303. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I hope someone is warming up in the bullpen and AJ has a short leash

  304. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Hip hip! (belated)

  305. JM June 29th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The Tigers pitcher who just came into the game is really named Al Albuquerque??

  306. Tom in N.J. June 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Hava Posada.

  307. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Good job by AJ…He should be done for the night…

  308. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Not the prettiest outing, but I’ll take that every time from AJ.

  309. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    It’s amazing that Lackey vs Worley is only 2-1 in such a small ballpark

  310. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Rothschild has done a hell of a job with AJ. From the last game to this one, huge improvement. All stems from that left shoulder.

  311. jonnycat June 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    thanks for the scoop on stubhub. what are some of the good sections to shoot for?

  312. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Yanks go with a 2-man catching rotation, letting each one DH about 70-80 games a year, and catch the remainder. It would probably keep them both fresh, and maybe slow their inevitable declines. It’s hard not to like what Martin brings to the team, especially on nights that he catches AJ. Something tells me that I wouldn’t want to see Montero catch AJ….

  313. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Looks like Phil Coke continues to get beat up, trying to be a starting pitcher over in Detroit. Maybe the Yanks were onto something when they sent him to the pen. Maybe even moreso when they sent him to Detroit.

    Mets seem to be tearing it up.

  314. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Rothschild has done a hell of a job with AJ. From the last game to this one, huge improvement. All stems from that left shoulder.
    ————————-

    I agree. I think that he’s been a better coach than Eiland, and the best that we’ve had since Mel.

  315. JM June 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    jonnycat,

    it depends on how much you want to pay….

  316. Nick in SF June 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Hi name is Al Aburquerque, which is spelled with one more ‘r’ than is the city in New Mexico.

  317. Tom in N.J. June 29th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Remember when the Brewers were in the A.L. east…

  318. JM June 29th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    ah ha, missed the extra ‘r’

  319. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I like this move from Girardi.

  320. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I am surprised that AJ is out there to start the inning

  321. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Now that’s good managing by Girardi. Show some confidence in AJ. Robertson is ready just in case.

  322. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    oh nunez…..

  323. Bx is Burning June 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Beantown no likey interleague.

  324. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I hate the Phillies, but not this week.

  325. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Rats–Nunez…

    Way to go, Phils!

  326. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    aj not happy with nunez tonight…

  327. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Nunez rushed that throw. He’s got the athletic ability to be a really good shortstop, just needs to slow it down and focus.

  328. pat June 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Needed a baserunner to make D-Rob feel more comfortable on the mound?

  329. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Very nice job by AJ.

    So….the Red Sox lost? How could that be? And, losing 6 of 7? Will ESPN investigate?

  330. Bo knows June 29th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Yep, Nunez is still a kid, he needs time to let the game slow down for him. Damn.

  331. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I like the Phils, except when they play the Yanks. They have a pretty terrific ballclub. I even like them a little bit when they play the Yanks–they’re a good opponent.

  332. LockDown June 29th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Aj has been pulled from an inning after an error quite often as of late. He’s getting used to it. :(

  333. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Tom, I remember when Milwaukee had a lineup of Eddie Matthews and Henry Aaron.

  334. Ghostwriter June 29th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Very nice job by AJ.

    So….the Red Sox lost? How could that be? And, losing 6 of 7? Will ESPN investigate?
    ———————

    They’ve shown quite a propensity to go on losing streaks.

  335. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    That is when Nunez gets into trouble, when he tries to throw 100 mph.

  336. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    kay is right….
    with all of jeter’s issues, he does not miss plays like that.

  337. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Ghost, yeah, they’ve shown to be pretty streaky this year so far. It can turn on a dime.

  338. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    It’s unfair to compare Jeter and Nunez in terms of steadiness.

  339. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    thats true rich, but in all of the attacks on jeter over the last year, that is important to remember…

  340. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    BIG K of Braun. The guy’s one of the best hitters in the NL, and Rob got him on three pitches.

  341. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    And *that* is why RoboK deserves a spot on the All-Star team.

  342. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Ooh, that’s a bad curveball.

  343. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    ac1

    I don’t view them as attacks, except for the deranged ones we have occasionally seen here. I view most of them as providing a counterpoint to some who seem to believe that Jeter is beyond criticism.

  344. Dreamshake June 29th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I would love to have Jeter back, batting 9th.

  345. LockDown June 29th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    The call for the curve ball was a good call. It just hung.

  346. The Mets are Pond Scum June 29th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    ac1

    I don’t view them as attacks, except for the deranged ones we have occasionally seen here. I view most of them as providing a counterpoint to some who seem to believe that Jeter is beyond criticism.

    ————————————————————————————-

    Well stated Rich.

  347. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t view them as attacks, except for the deranged ones we have occasionally seen here. I view most of them as providing a counterpoint to some who seem to believe that Jeter is beyond criticism.

    __

    i agree too…

    just keeping it real.

    i like nunez and what he will hopefully become, but i also think jeter still has value to this team (not leading off though would be better)

  348. Salliedogs7 June 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Good job.

  349. yankeefeminista June 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    K

  350. luis June 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Houdini strikes again

  351. ac1 June 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    it would be a crime for robertson not to make the all star team…

  352. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It was a good call, just didn’t execute. But, then, he has the guts to come back and get another good hitter in Hart.

  353. Tom in N.J. June 29th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    So good.

  354. LockDown June 29th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    LOL at Kay getting into the psychology of the game. Batter thinking curve… So Martin repeats the same call fb… Everybody thinking too hard. :D

  355. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    We gotta hope that Jeter will play a little better than he was, and while he doesn’t have the range or arm of Nunez, he’s undeniably more consistent.

    Nunez has shown some promise in his audition, but with inconsistent defense and an OBP under .300, he hasn’t exactly made the case that he’s a future starter.

  356. Joe from Long Island June 29th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I remember Kameron Loe when he played for Texas. He used to keep snakes in his apartment. The team wondered why no one would room with him.

  357. Benny Blanco June 29th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    that was a bad ab by alex….

  358. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Damn ESPN interview messed Alex up.

  359. m June 29th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Giambi must have left Alex his golden…sombrero!

  360. luis June 29th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    As good as Arod has looked in the recent past, tonight he has looked unconfortable in every at bat

  361. m June 29th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Suzyn sure knows a lot about Kameron Loe and his snake. Creepy.

  362. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    “Suzyn sure knows a lot about Kameron Loe and his snake. Creepy.”

    ….

  363. Chris W June 29th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    You know, if Robertson cuts down on the walks, with the stuff he’s shown, he could be closer material. Certainly seems to have the mental edge he needs.

    Hopefully Mo’s around another few years, but still.

  364. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Seton Hall’s Mo Vaughn in the house.

  365. Benny Blanco June 29th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    mo vaugn looking like rick ross..lol

  366. jonnycat June 29th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    thanks, looks like i’m going with stubhub, but damn their fees are outrageous. 5 bucks for ‘delivery’ and 13 for the service charge =18 extra bucks. People should really boycott them, all I do is print them myself, they don’t even give the option of having it mailed to you

  367. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Great game to win – Sabathia tomorrow that’s what we need to do with good teams put them away.

  368. pat June 29th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “Damn ESPN interview messed Alex up.”

    Christie Brinkley is making him nervous.

  369. DocTodd June 29th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I can’t believe Mo has only pitched 22 2/3 innings this season…

  370. Rich in NJ June 29th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    “Christie Brinkley is making him nervous.”

    Middle-aged, blond… Yeah, could be.

  371. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    WCYF-

    With their best record in day games and against lefthanders[Wolf] the odds are stacked in the Yankees favor especially with CC going.

  372. Captain Clutch June 29th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Is this ump on the Brewers pay roll? It’s amazing that Mo never gets the benefit of the doubt on those pitches.

  373. DocTodd June 29th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Mo threw a BB there

  374. Yankee Trader June 29th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Mo’s velocity has increased on his cutter from 91-93.

  375. Bx is Burning June 29th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Hilarious, Benny.
    In all seriousness, Mo is a good man:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08.....aughn.html

  376. DocTodd June 29th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Mo…..ho hum…..another save

  377. West Coast Yankee Fan June 29th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Day games are good to us.

  378. Vineyard Yankee June 29th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Nice win by The Yankees, we are on a roll. McGhee had no clue in his last AB. Mo is an absolute machine, good morning, good afternoon and good nite.

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