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Game 79: Yankees vs. Brewers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (47-31)
Brett Gardner CF
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena 3B

LHP CC Sabathia (10-4, 3.25)
Sabathia vs. Brewers

BREWERS (44-37)
Rickie Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder DH
Corey Hart RF
Casey McGehee 3B
Mat Gamel 1B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
George Kottaras C

LHP Randy Wolf (6-4, 3.20)
Wolf vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: A few clouds in the sky, but otherwise a perfect day for some afternoon baseball. Slight breeze blowing out to right field.

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

CROSSING THE PLATE: Curtis Granderson has scored 70 runs, the most by any player through the end of June since 2008 when Lance Berkman and Ian Kinsler each had 72 heading into July. It’s the most by a Yankee through the end of June since Alex Rodriguez scored 73 times in 2007.

UNDER THE SUN: The Yankees are a Major League-best 22-4 in day games this season. Their pitchers have a 2.90 ERA in the day time.

CLOSING TIME: The Yankees are 18-8 in series finales. They’ve already clinched a series win against the Brewers.

TIME TO VOTE: Online voting for next month’s all-star game ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. Roughly 11 hours left to cast your votes.

UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Right now the Yankees have one hit, two runs and three stolen bases.

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Kevin Whelan, Jesus Montero and Jorge Vazquez have been named to the International League all-star team. Recent Yankees prospect Zach McAllister — now playing in the Indians system — also made the team.

UPDATE, 2:02 p.m.: Six strikeouts through two innings for Sabathia.

UPDATE, 2:06 p.m.: That’s 25 home runs this season and 300 home runs in his career for Mark Teixeira. It’s also a 3-0 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 2:35 p.m.: This must be the Sabathia the Brewers remember. The big man is rolling. He’s already matched a season-high with nine strikeouts. He’s also at 79 pitches through five innings.

UPDATE, 3:17 p.m.: Sabathia has already matched his career-high for strikeouts with 13. Now he’s one batter away from finishing off the eighth inning.

On a random note, every game around this time, someone from the Yankees media relations department announces the attendance through an intercom system in the press box. Today, Bernie Williams made the announcement. It was pretty funny. He’s here for an event at the stadium.

UPDATE, 3:21 p.m.: Sabathia walks off to a standing ovation, leaving Boone Logan to face Prince Fielder with two outs in the eighth. At 118 pitches, Sabathia was one away from a season-high. He hasn’t thrown more than 109 since the end of May.

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164 Responses to “Game 79: Yankees vs. Brewers”

  1. Salliedogs7 June 30th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Go CC. Go Yanks.

  2. Hassey June 30th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Andrew Jones hits a big fly today

  3. blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Maybe Cameron should have smiled more…….

    I could see the Dodgers maybe moving Kemp with a big offer……he should get a bump through arbitration and he’s a FA after next season……just depends on what they feel like are their chances at signing him.are. I see very little chance they deal Kershaw…..he’s cheap and.locked up.for a long time still.

  4. blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I could see Andrew swatting at a big fly

  5. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    Maybe Cameron should have smiled more…….

    I could see the Dodgers maybe moving Kemp with a big offer……he should get a bump through arbitration and he’s a FA after next season……just depends on what they feel like are their chances at signing him.are. I see very little chance they deal Kershaw…..he’s cheap and.locked up.for a long time still.

    ———————

    Problem with moving any of the Dodger players is that you’re dealing with a team that is in a very ugly situation – if MLB wants to entice someone qualified to buy the team they have to make it as attractive as possible – you’re likely not going to accomplish that by dealing away the young stars of the team like Kemp and Kershaw.

  6. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    BTW AP is reporting that Jeter will return to the lineup on Monday. Fitting I think that the Captain will return on the 4th (also the Boss’s Bday) in Steinbrenner’s home state of Ohio.

  7. blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    CC not.playing around.

  8. blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Chip,

    I agree….it would take a big package for Kemp but if they got a big set of young players for him and by doing so it cuts the payroll for next year by 12-15 million then that might be attractive to a smart potential new owner as well……its not likely but what I meant was that I think there is a.much greater chance Kemp gets moved than Kershaw…..even if that’s a slim chance.

  9. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Here’s a thought:

    Ellsbury, Iglacies, Bowden and Dubront for Kemp.

  10. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    is that swisher’s 1st stolen base?

  11. JoeyA June 30th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Can someone with an intelligent point of view explain why Gardy looks at the C when he’s stealing.

    Does he plan on doing anything else once he goes other than run towards & slide into 2nd?

    It definitively slows you down so I can’t think of a reason for it.

  12. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Warren has nothing today. 3 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout. 73 pitches, 46 strikes

  13. Benny Blanco June 30th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Come on Tex!!!!!!!!!

  14. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    2 more GMRs for BG

  15. Salliedogs7 June 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Don’t you know it’s Cano!

  16. jrazz12 June 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    tex needs to stop swinging for the moon on average pitch. his average is tanking

  17. blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    What a great piece by Cano……Yanks are just really rolling offensively right now.

  18. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    What a great piece by Cano……Yanks are just really rolling offensively right now.

    Everyone wants to fill A-rod’s shoes!

  19. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Problem with moving any of the Dodger players is that you’re dealing with a team that is in a very ugly situation – if MLB wants to entice someone qualified to buy the team they have to make it as attractive as possible – you’re likely not going to accomplish that by dealing away the young stars of the team like Kemp and Kershaw.
    ____________
    OR–another way to look at it….by selling off the assets, it lowers the price of the franchise and makes the ROI potential higher. New owner is looking at value appreciation, TV revenues, etc. I’d rather buy low and rebuild around young cheap players…also, once the TV revenue comes in after purchase, it gives one plenty of budget room to go after Pujols or Fielder and others.

  20. m June 30th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Wolf was lucky he only gave up 2 runs. That should have been a bigger inning.

  21. upstate kate June 30th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    got his pitch count up

  22. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Cervelli–can’t stop him, can only contain him….

  23. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Pena–nicely done…

  24. Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Problem with moving any of the Dodger players is that you’re dealing with a team that is in a very ugly situation – if MLB wants to entice someone qualified to buy the team they have to make it as attractive as possible – you’re likely not going to accomplish that by dealing away the young stars of the team like Kemp and Kershaw.
    ____________
    OR–another way to look at it….by selling off the assets, it lowers the price of the franchise and makes the ROI potential higher. New owner is looking at value appreciation, TV revenues, etc. I’d rather buy low and rebuild around young cheap players…also, once the TV revenue comes in after purchase, it gives one plenty of budget room to go after Pujols or Fielder and others.

    ————-

    That makes sense if you’re buying a cruddy team like the Pirates or Nats who weren’t in a position to compete right away.

    Dodgers are more akin to the Rangers – they have a quality team that can compete and if you buy now you’re catching them on the upswing.

    They have a solid young core in place that a smart owner with means can add to – McCourt just can’t.

  25. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I went to pitch f/x to see if Adrian Johnson’s strikezone was too tight, and what I found is that he has an incredible eye. The first AB of the game is just one example:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

    Then I remembered that the exact same thing happened the last game I watched him work behind the plate. The man knows his strikezone.

  26. MLink June 30th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Where has ken singleton been?

  27. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Kay’s head on the scoreboard. Priceless.

    The Yankees are very corporate sometimes, but it’s nice to see that they have some range for a sense of humor.

  28. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Chip June 30th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    ______
    If it were me, I’d rather buy low and use the cash flows to pay off my debt.

    This I believe is why Mark Cuban has been talking down the value.

  29. Nick in SF June 30th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Did Kay drop a Joni Mitchell reference with ‘both sides now’?

  30. m June 30th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Just voted my allotment for the all-star game. They made it much simpler this year. You fill out the ballot once and just enter new validation keys for each submission.

  31. blake June 30th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    If I were the Dodgers I would keep Kershaw and see if Kemp will bring a kings ransom at the deadline while his value is sky high.

  32. MoRings42 June 30th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Michael Kay needs to be drug tested or fired for even suggesting that Bartolo Colon is an “odd man” out.

  33. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    The Dodgers are one of the most valuable and storied franchises in baseball and the buyers will be lining up in droves. There will be no fire sale and there is no way it would be in anyone’s interest to attempt to drive down the value of the franchise; and there’s no way that would happen in the short window that will exist before the team is purchased. All pending the bankruptcy court rulings which will not be in McCourt’s favor.

  34. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Adrian Gonzalez just scorched a ball off of Hamels. Blew the glove off his right hand. Hamels collects himself, picks up the ball, and throws the Gonzalez out at first. But the trainers are out on the mound, checking on Hamels. Lookslike he’s going to stay in.

  35. Hassey June 30th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    does anyone else feel like we’re giving up a strange amount of infield hits (and/or strategically placed ground ball outs) this year?

  36. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Kay is crazy. “You think CC pitched arond Braun to face Fielder?” Huh?

  37. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    *around

    Week swing from Fielder.

    Maybe Kay was right!

  38. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Great matchup and a great result! Way to go CC!!!

  39. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I gotta say, the Yankees’ pitching has been impressive this series. No homers allowed to this very potent lineup. And they weren’t bad against the Rockies either, except for Ty Wiggington.

  40. tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    CC has to get the change working, but I’m not worried: he will.

  41. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    That’s *weak* swing(s).

    CC labored in that inning. Yankees need to give him a breather here.

  42. Salliedogs7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Tex!!!

  43. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    TEX MESSAGE!

  44. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    #300 Tex!!!!!!!!

  45. Benny Blanco June 30th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    What a shot.

  46. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Another one of those garbage time HRs by Tex

  47. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Runs will work, too.

    Tex is determined to keep the HR title in the United States this year. :)

  48. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Wolf just missed inside. Cano showed a lot of maturity right there, just taking his base. Good to see. Robbie’s a lot of things, but he isn’t a hothead.

  49. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    That’s right, WCYF. Did Kay even mention it?

    RAB had a nice entry on how quietly Tex has gotten to #300.

    And to think that some fans called him overrated when he was slumping. Seriously.

  50. Laura - I Bleed Blue June 30th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Tex isn’t overrated. It would just be nice if he hit for a higher average.

  51. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    M – Kay did mention it.

  52. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    WCYF,

    Thanks. I must have missed it.

  53. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Brackmam in the 6th.

    Looked great with an easy infield pop-up, a strikeout….then….walk on four pitches and a 2 run homer, then a 4 pitch swinging strikeout. Dtives you crazy. Good fastball and curve today.

  54. Bronx Jeers June 30th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Mike Kay’s probably more of a Judy Collins man.

    Joni’s too “out there” for Kay’s wholesome sensibilities.

  55. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    “Tex isn’t overrated. It would just be nice if he hit for a higher average.”

    I think he will. He hasn’t had any real hot streaks this year, where he was just on everything. His power stroke has been consistently there, but not the line drives. I think he has a big month or two left for the rest of the reason, and he’ll have his average in the .270-.280 range soon enough.

  56. Salliedogs7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Good piece of hitting.

  57. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Cervelli’s really good at blooping hits. Though I’m not sure that is a skill in itself.

  58. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Cervelli: “Jesus who?”

  59. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Anyone have thoughts on switch hitters? Their batting average could be higher than average because they can bat on the favorable side. Or does batting from their weaker side at times actually hurt their average?

  60. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    From MLBTR-
    The Padres have told teams that they’re ready to take offers for Heath Bell and Mike Adams. Rival clubs believe Adams will be harder to obtain than Ryan Ludwick.

    If this is indeed true, Mike Adams is a terrific reliever and has been for years. Maybe if the Yankees are willing to take Ludwick also and his 6.775M salary, a deal could be made. Adams is lights out to both lefties and righties.

    Check his stats:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7332/splits

  61. J. Alfred Prufrock June 30th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Bronx, agreed. The man considers condiments verboten.

    Joni Mitchell is out of the question.

  62. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Mike Adams would blow up Joe Girardi’s binder.

    (that’s right, another binder reference!)

  63. J. Alfred Prufrock June 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    m, it more often hurts their overall average I would say.

  64. upstate kate June 30th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    My husband and I have a friendly bet going on who ends up w/ the most HR. Luckily it is just for bragging rights as he has Tex and I have Grandy, who just fell further behind.

  65. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hamels taken out of Philly game…intereesting

  66. kd June 30th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    gb,

    is brackman better out of the pen or as a starter this year. i’ve always thought that he’d be a really good reliever

  67. Hassey June 30th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Corey Hart, Richie Sexson, what’s the difference?

  68. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    upstate kate-
    Jose Bautista.

  69. pat June 30th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    BloggingBombers Sabathia’s foundation announced the inaugural “CC CHALLENGE” today, a scavenger-hunt event which will be held on Aug. 8 in NYC. Pretty cool.

    BloggingBombers The cost for each 4-person team is $2,000; proceeds will benefit Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation. Visit http://www.ccchallenge.com for more info.

  70. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    J,

    Interesting. Jorge always batted for average. Tex and Swish can hit for power from both sides.

    Yuck. New pitcher in for Phils. Boston on the board.

  71. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Mike Adams would blow up Joe Girardi’s binder.
    ————————————–
    ?

  72. upstate kate June 30th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    YT
    Our bet was actually which Yankee would get the most HR, but Tex has been keeping pace w/ Bautista.

  73. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Sabathia heating up with the weather. He could win 23-25 this year.

  74. Nick in SF June 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    The Judy Collins version is like a dollup of mayonnaise on Wonder bread.

    But mayo is still a condiment, so I don’t know what to think.

  75. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Mike Adams would blow up Joe Girardi’s binder.
    ————————————–
    ?

    too many eighth inning guys for Girardi’s binder to handle.

  76. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Swisher keeps hitting.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock June 30th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Jorge has some power from both sides also, but most switch hitters have a decidedly weaker side, which dilutes their numbers. Guys who don’t switch hit and say suck against left-handed pitching will get platooned, so their numbers don’t take a hit.

    There’s Nicky with another good RH swing. Right now, he’s looking sharp from both sides :).

  78. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    # hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Mike Adams would blow up Joe Girardi’s binder.
    ————————————–
    ?

    too many eighth inning guys for Girardi’s binder to handle.
    =========================================

    Can get lefties and righties out.

    :)

  79. blake June 30th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    CC pretty much hands the NL their lunch.

  80. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I would give up something good but not great for Mike Adams, he is only a reliever after all. And an old injury prone one as well. He’d be a great get though. RAB did a good article on him the other day. (maybe this morning)

  81. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Mo
    Robertson
    Soriano
    Adams
    Logan
    Wade
    Mitre

    This would be a staunch bullpen

  82. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Brackman back out for the 7th.

    strikeout, hit batter, wild pitch, strikeout. double, wild pitch, strikeout

  83. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    “….he is only a reliever after all.”

    (poor Mo)

  84. kd June 30th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    cc is in beast mode today

  85. G-C June 30th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I love that CC is finding his strikeout stuff.

    Bodes well for playoff matchups against the likes of Boston and Texas.

  86. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    KD, right now, brackman isn’t good anywhere.

  87. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    upstate kate-

    I knew that:)

    hardwired7-
    Binder or not Yankees need another solid reliever

    Some young pitchers are going to reach and surpass their previous max in innings pitched, unless their teams cut back on their starts, which might be difficult to do if they are in the pennant race-Michael Pineda max at around 140 innings. Jhoulys Chacin of the Rockies and Zach Britton of the Showaltorioles are others.

  88. blake June 30th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Has Brackman hit the Bull yet? That sucker better watch out when they play Durham.

  89. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Mo
    Robertson
    Soriano
    Adams
    Logan
    Wade
    Mitre Noesi

    I kid, I kid. But the best pitchers should be on any (potential) post-season roster. :D

  90. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    (poor Mo)

    Yup poor Mo. Best of reliever of all time, but still only a reliever.

  91. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’m sure Brewers fans are just sitting there thinking, “Yep, this is about what I expected.”

  92. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Mo
    Robertson
    Soriano
    Adams
    Logan
    Wade
    Mitre – adding either/or Nova/Noesi

    This would be a staunch bullpen

    ———–
    Definitely IF Soriano returns to 2010 form and “stays healthy’ my friend

  93. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    When Brackman finds his mechanics, he’ll come quickly to the majors. Could happen in one outing…when the lightbulb in his head goes on.

  94. Ace June 30th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Too bad we don’t play or better Bos doesn’t play in the NL

  95. UnKnown June 30th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Jorge amazingly stops at 1st on that. Maybe he is learning. I likey

  96. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Braun needs to call for that one. Oh, well. We’ll take it!

  97. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    IMO, we don’t need Adams and certainly aren’t getting him since Theo would veto deal over his assistant. Boston probably gets Bell and Adams for Cameron now.

  98. Bo knows June 30th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Welcome to the show Prince. This is how the big boys play.

  99. pat June 30th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    JackCurryYES Teixeira will have 300th homer ball as memento. Eddie Fastook, team security, retrieved from fan. Price? Signed bat and ball & pic w Teix

  100. upstate kate June 30th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    sounds like a fair price

  101. m June 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    nice play by Cervelli and Tex!

  102. pat June 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Very nice Cisco and Tex.

  103. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Cervelli means to win the Gold Glove!

  104. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Pete Abe, trying to take some thunder away from Tex, tweets that Varitek just hit #500*

    *XBH in career [tex has 630]

  105. pat June 30th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I’d take Legends seats (or a suite :wink: ) for another game over signed bat and ball.

  106. Yankee Trader June 30th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Jerkface-

    There was an aricle today n RAB on Mike Adams. Attached:

    http://riveraveblues.com/

  107. tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Fielder passing CC: 600 lbs of All-Stars.

  108. Benny Blanco June 30th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I never thought in a million years swishers ba would be higher than Tex’s.

  109. blake June 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Ryan Brauhn is impressive …..he hits laser beams.

  110. -Matt- June 30th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    c’mon changeup

    get that 11th K

  111. -Matt- June 30th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    called it

    hell yeah

  112. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Somebody was complaining about Sabathia’s K rate. Well there you go…

  113. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Somebody was complaining about Sabathia’s K rate. Well there you go…

    Anyone can strike out a national leaguer. Lets see him strike out a red sock, it can’t be done!

  114. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Yup poor Mo. Best of reliever of all time, but still only a reliever.

    ***********

    Not everyone can be great like Eduardo Nuñez.

  115. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Not everyone can be great like Eduardo Nuñez.

    Yup, thats why Nunez is in the majors and most of everyone isn’t.

  116. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    . . . and why you are on a blog 20 hours a day and most of everyone isn’t.

  117. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    That would put you at what, 20 x each of your personalities? You get time and a half for that?

  118. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    C.C. Sabathia: Cashman’s best signing?

  119. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Sabathia will get the 8th inning, but, unless it’s a 4 pitch inning, that’ll be it. No way will they let him throw 130 pitches.

  120. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    CC is like Secretariat today. Just let him run.

    He could probably throw 160 pitches today.

  121. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    They should send CC out for another inning so he can top his career high.

  122. tomingeorgia June 30th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    WCYF,
    Ive never been here when you were not.

  123. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Get the red dust out of your eyes then.

  124. pat June 30th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    BREAKING: Owners have informed players they are locking out. #NBA #lockout

  125. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Tampa has 29 games in the 2nd half vs. the Yanks and Red Sox. With their anemic offense, they’re going to need the ‘Little Bit of Luck Guy’ to keep pace in the AL East.

  126. hardwired7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    *I probably should have prefaced that post by mentioning that I was looking over the 2nd half schedules to see how they affect the Yanks postseason aspirations.

    /sorry

  127. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    PeteAbe Pete Abraham
    Fans in Philadelphia booing Drew. Get over it already, it was 1997.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Yeah, Chubs…just like Boston fans got over Clemens and Boggs.

  128. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    *I probably should have prefaced that post by mentioning that I was looking over the 2nd half schedules to see how they affect the Yanks postseason aspirations.

    Before the season began i was worried about the lack of home games in the 2nd half compared to the first, but a thing I noticed while doing the same as you is that a lot of the road games are against weak teams. I’m very optimistic about a healthy 2nd half run for the yankees.

  129. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Well, let’s see if Logan’s recent success was a sign of things to come. 4-run lead, so it’s a good spot.

  130. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Braun can flat out hit. He’s going to win a batting title one of these days. Two other things..he can run and has become a very good outfielder.

  131. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Looks like Lester is going to beat Phils today…and CC takes Yankees to victory too.

  132. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Logan not throwing good pitches :|

  133. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    :twisted:

  134. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Another good job by Logan…he has his confidence and mechanics back

  135. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Fielder had no chance on that last fastball deep inside after all of those sliders away.

  136. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Another good job by Logan…he has his confidence and mechanics back

    The result was good, but it wasn’t achieved in a good way. He is really lucky Prince didn’t straighten out any of the first 5 pitches. Prince was all over them.

  137. Chris W June 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Logan’s location was terrible in that AB, but he got away with it.

  138. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Damn I missed the whole game?! Whose in charge of sending out the memo!!

  139. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Fielder had no chance on that last fastball deep inside after all of those sliders away.

    Only 1 of those sliders were away :(

    hanging slider over the middle
    fastball inside
    slider inside
    slider outside in the dirt
    slider over the middle of the plate
    fastball inside

  140. sunny615 June 30th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    From Kieth Law Chat:

    J (Ny)

    It’s still pretty early, but what do you think of Cito Culver’s long-term potential?

    Klaw (1:44 PM)

    It’s very early. I don’t think he’s a regular at SS; he might make his way to regular status at 2b, but even that is more ceiling than expected outcome.

    =-=-=-=-=-=

    Anthony (NYC)

    jeter or gardner at leadoff?

    Klaw (1:52 PM)

    Gardner. Better hitter. Much better at bats. I don’t know why he’s suddenly become a bad basestealer, but maybe if he’s leading off, he’ll try to steal less often?

    =-=-=-=-=-=

    Joey (West Palm Beach)

    How would Ian Kennedy be doing in the AL east?

    Klaw (2:38 PM)

    Just a matter of opinion, but I’d say he’d be lucky to have an ERA below the mid-4s in the AL East.

  141. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The result was good, but it wasn’t achieved in a good way. He is really lucky Prince didn’t straighten out any of the first 5 pitches. Prince was all over them.
    __________
    When Grover Alexander came in to pitch to Tony Lazzeri with bases loaded in WS, Lazzeri hit a long drive–foul. Alexander put too far inside purposely. Getting a power hitter to give up strikes by fouling off is all good IMO.

  142. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    When Grover Alexander came in to pitch to Tony Lazzeri with bases loaded in WS, Lazzeri hit a long drive–foul. Alexander put too far inside purposely. Getting a power hitter to give up strikes by fouling off is all good IMO.

    Thats well and good, but he literally threw a bunch of pitches right into a left hand hitters power zone. Its not a great strategy. I doubt its repeatable.

  143. TD213 June 30th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Rather than Mike Adams, get another lefty reliever as Logan insurance. Don’t think they can count on Pedro or Marte.

  144. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    __________
    I’m grateful for small favors and happy he didn’t fall apart.

  145. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Cervelli working to get those ASG votes…slowly raising average to 350

  146. Salliedogs7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Good game for Cervelli.i

  147. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    TD213 June 30th, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Rather than Mike Adams, get another lefty reliever as Logan insurance. Don’t think they can count on Pedro or Marte.
    _______
    Besides Matt Thornton, any suggestions?

  148. UnKnown June 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Great game by CC another performance by a true ace.

    Logan still scares me. He has had some better outings, but what he did before that and throughout the rest of the first half of the year, was scary.

  149. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Rather than Mike Adams, get another lefty reliever as Logan insurance. Don’t think they can count on Pedro or Marte.

    Lefties hit under .200 against Mike Adams the last 3 years. Robertson and Mo are also lefty killers. And Soriano is better than average against them. So has Cory Wade.

    They don’t need a LOOGY. They need good relievers.

  150. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Be a good time to see Mitre….

  151. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The result was good, but it wasn’t achieved in a good way.

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

    Mind boggling idiocy.

  152. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    They don’t need a LOOGY. They need good relievers.
    ___
    Good point. And the good news is that I think they are again assembling a great pen….another good job by Cashman and Girardi.

  153. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    It seems like everytime Girardi is about to hand a player a pink slip they end up having good games and delaying the inevitable. Youd think he would have them in his binder at all times.

  154. -Matt- June 30th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Ayala in when the game is at 5-0? Now we’re talking, Girardi

  155. GreenBeret7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Well played game by NYYs.

  156. EA June 30th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Ayala is thriving in his low/medium-low leverage role.

  157. Salliedogs7 June 30th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Ball game over. Theee Yankees win! Theee Yankees win!

  158. BoJo June 30th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The result was good, but it wasn’t achieved in a good way.

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

    Mind boggling idiocy.
    _________
    A definite violation of the blog rules, but more importantly, why are you attacking JF so much? Do you think anyone cares about your comments? Do you think you’ll win any friends by your continued trolling?

    Your similar behavior before got you banned from other blogs. is that really what you want again?

  159. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Mind boggling idiocy.

    You should probably get a feel & understanding for the game if you’re going to dismiss command and control out of hand like that.

  160. SoS June 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Can someone tell me the last time we had all 5 starting pitchers take us deep into games like we’ve had this year? Im thinking late 90′s early 00′. This staff is so underrated and under the radar. The way things are going right now. Who needs the trade deadline.

  161. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Dismissed Blojo.

  162. Jerkface June 30th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    It is you that is dismissed! Dismissed! Please collect your badge of honor at the exit. L M A O !!!!

  163. West Coast Yankee Fan June 30th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I believe the Yankees staff was ranked 12th in the major leagues before today’s game. I would have thought we would be higher than that. Our hitting has definitely helped lately.

  164. UnKnown June 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    TV announcers in the Detroit game are crying about the number of Yankees on the All Star team. Too funny…

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