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Yankees postgame: Jeter thought this was the night

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Derek Jeter had thoughts rattling around under his helmet after doubling in his first at-bat against Jeff Niemann – 3,000 thoughts.

“After the first one, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it was obtainable today,” Jeter said.

But it didn’t happen. Jeter went 0 for 4 the rest of the way and is at 2,998. Jeff Niemann retired him three times, and then Kyle Farnsworth got him on a slow bouncer to third to end this 5-1 loss.

“It’s always good when you get a hit your first at-bat, but after that, Niemann did a great job,” Jeter said. “We had some opportunities early on, and he pitched out of a couple of jams. Early on, I thought I was going to get a few, but that wasn’t the case.”

Third baseman Sean Rodriguez robbed him of a hit in the fifth, going down for a backhand stop and throwing him out.

“It hurt my feelings a little bit,” Jeter said kiddingly. “They were joking on the bench that I hit two or three balls a year down the third-base line and he caught one of them. It was unfortunate, but I thought it was going to get by him at first.”

Joe Girardi said the atmosphere in the dugout generally was “business as usual. The atmosphere is not really any different. Now I can’t tell you it (will) be that (way) after he gets the next one and each at-bat after that. But at 2,998, it’s still business as usual.”

It wasn’t business as usual for Bartolo Colon. He walked a season-high-tying four and gave up 10 hits and five runs in 5 2-3.

“I wasn’t throwing strikes and every time I threw strikes, they hit ball really good on me,” Colon said. “So there’s nothing I can do about it.” 

At least Colon said he felt fine physically after 15 games, 12 of them starts, and 90 innings. This was his second start after coming off the DL. The run he allowed in the first snapped his streak of 13 1/3 scoreless innings. The 10 hits were the most he had given up since 2007 with the Angels. The loss snapped his four-game winning streak.

Robinson Cano extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a solo homer and a single. He has hit safely in 23 of his last 26, batting .353 over that span.

Jorge Posada played in his 1,785th game, which tied Don Mattingly for ninth on the Yankees’ all-time list.       

Friday night Jeter gets to face Jeremy Hellickson. Freddy Garcia starts for the Yankees.

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115 Responses to “Yankees postgame: Jeter thought this was the night”

  1. Carlos July 8th, 2011 at 12:33 am

    A’s announcers were laughing at that fan that fell and later died.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0nA-X-5MKA

  2. UnKnown July 8th, 2011 at 12:34 am

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=nyy

    Isn’t this a bit embarassing that Tex shoots this for Fox for the All Star game and doesn’t make it.

    Also, Nova did what Nova should do in the minors and that is pitch great. Nice to have him ready if or should I say when we need another starter.

    Reyes on the DL

  3. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Martin is basically performing like a back up catcher at this point. Poor Cervelli’s a wreck.

    It’s time to throw Montero a challenge. If they’re not looking to trade him than what’s the point of hiding him down in Scranton?

  4. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Josh Hamilton has to feel like crap tonight. Really sucks for him.

  5. Rich in NJ July 8th, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I don’t understand how Noesi hasn’t earned a role in more high leverage situations. He’s probably their 3rd best reliever, and he may turn out to be one of their five best starters if given the chance.

  6. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Martin is basically performing like a back up catcher at this point. Poor Cervelli’s a wreck.

    —————–

    Is it possible that Cervelli is a better option than Martin?

  7. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    A’s announcers were laughing at that fan that fell and later died.

    ———————————————–

    It’s not like they were aware of what was really going on. They couldn’t see him land.

    Yeah Josh has gotta be feeling it but it wasn’t a bad toss. Maybe the guy had a few and just lost his balance.

  8. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Noesi had 7 swinging strikes tonight.

  9. Nick in SF July 8th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I’m on board! Bring up Montero and start him tomorrow.

    Jeter gets #3,000 and Montero gets #1. Torch is passes as Yankee icons past, peresnt, and future lead us to victory.

    The moment us now!

  10. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Is it possible that Cervelli is a better option than Martin?

    —————————————————————-

    No way. But Montero has to be better than Cervelli. I think the team could use an injection of Jesus juice.

  11. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Martin is hitting .164 .253 .219 .472 since June 1st :(
    .105 .190 .158 .348 in July 8O

  12. jc in tw July 8th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Ironically, when we talk about Jeter all the time, Yankees actually played the best games of the year w/o our captain.

  13. Rich in NJ July 8th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    “Martin is hitting .164 .253 .219 .472 since June 1st ”

    Jeter since June 1st:

    .237 .308 .322 .630

    I’ll take the Captain.

  14. P July 8th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    # jc in tw July 8th, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Ironically, when we talk about Jeter all the time, Yankees actually played the best games of the year w/o our captain.

    Seriously, I was thinking the same thing tonight. After he gets his 3000 he should be at the bottom of the batting order. it’s a joke. Jeter will always be a hero too me, but you have yo be realistic and him making the allstar game is just flat out pathetic.. Forget the popularity contest BS!

  15. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 12:56 am

    That’s not really ironic but yeah they played really good. Does Jeter have anything to do with that? What does he make them nervous or something?

  16. igotid88 July 8th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    anyone else have problems posting earlier?

  17. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Bronx Jeers,

    Because Cervelli keeps throwing the ball into CF or the whole offense/defense package?

    I really don’t know what to make of Martin’s hitting the past 2+ months. I obviously prefer Montero to get the call to Cervelli, but it might be possible at this point that Cisco could provide more offense…

  18. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Jeter’s a windmill and you guys are all a bunch of Don Quixotes .

  19. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:03 am

    That’s not really ironic but yeah they played really good. Does Jeter have anything to do with that? What does he make them nervous or something?

    I am in no way advocating that the Yankees are distracted with Jeter around than before when he wasn’t, it was probably a small sample size thing where the Yankees simply played well. However, that being said, since taking over for Jeter Nunez collected 75% as many XBH as Jeter had in 1/6th the amount of games. And not having to put Jeter 1 or 2 in the lineup may have led to a more dynamic constructed lineup that changed batting opportunities for players. With Jeter at the top the order is fairly rigid and you end up collecting a bunch of slower batters at the bottom instead of having nunez+gardner, etc.

    Its probably just a normal ‘teams lose games sometimes’ issue though. It would be funny if Jeter’s 3000th coincided with the yankees going on a tear. Its likely to happen and not because of the hit but simply because of the odds of it all.

  20. Rich in NJ July 8th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Jeter is probably their best option at SS offense/defense, but they had a more versatile offense with Swisher and Gardner leading off. They could play for the big inning or build a run, and both take more pitches.

  21. UnKnown July 8th, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Is Chad off this weekend? Bad weekend to be off.

  22. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 1:07 am

    LGY,

    The package. It’s possible if you gave Cervelli enough time he would out produce Martin. That’s not saying much but Martin’s a smart catcher. I think he’s been trying to do too much defensively lately to make up for his bat and that’s why we see things like the throw into LF yesterday.

  23. jc in tw July 8th, 2011 at 1:08 am

    That is just a fact they won 7 straight when Jeter wasn’t in lineup. Maybe changing Jeter’s batting order like they placed Nunez would help? Again, I love Jeter, but it would be better for the team.

  24. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Jerkface,

    Jeter’s got 3 doubles since Monday!

    And my conspiracy side had the Yanks pull out Nunez with a phantom injury so Jeter wouldn’t be taking the place of a guy that just went 11 for 12. Then they had Mo blow that save so his return wouldn’t mark the exact beginning of the inevitable losing streak. :wink:

  25. cs in la July 8th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    It’s unfortunate timing, I guess, that the winning chemistry that the team had this past week, was disrupted by the return of DJ and Hughes. Of course, I know there was no choice, but they all seemed to be pounding opponents and it changed on a dime. Maybe just superstitious, but interesting.

  26. Nick in SF July 8th, 2011 at 1:16 am

    The Walrus is Jeter.

  27. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Jeter’s got 3 doubles since Monday!

    Definitely a good sign.

  28. Bronx Jeers July 8th, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Yeah the real Jeter blew his mind out in a car last June.

    He didn’t notice that the lights had changed.

  29. I Am Winning July 8th, 2011 at 1:27 am

    jc in tw,

    I’m not sure how moving Jeter would help the offense. The pitching is the reason we won those 7 games.

    The most runs in a game the Yankees pitching allowed in that stretch was 4 runs. The other games were 0 runs, 1 run, 2 runs, etc. The pitching was phenomenal. The hitting hit just enough to win a lot of those games, we weren’t averaging anywhere near 10 runs per game.

    I can see your point if the Yankees were crushing the ball and Jeter came in and disrupted the top of the order either by less hits, walks, or stolen bases but again, that isn’t the case.

  30. Tar July 8th, 2011 at 1:29 am

    “but they had a more versatile offense with Swisher and Gardner leading off.’

    Not to start a whole big debate– but just how good did Brett do ( leading off during Jeter’s DL stint )that leads you to believe they were more versatile ?

    IDK what to think about Swish.

    But Brett has not outplayed Jeter yet— in the lead-off position this year.

    It’s kind of too bad really because the Yankees could really use his speed and OBP at the top. Maybe he’s just better off down in the order where there is less pressure on him.

  31. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Brett scored 13 runs in 12 games leading off after Jeter went on the DL. Batting wise he didn’t do as well I guess? .254/.350/can’t do math

  32. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Brett didn’t get on base as much as he did when he was on fire, but he makes the most of his on base opportunities.

  33. Tar July 8th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    “Brett scored 13 runs in 12 games leading off after Jeter went on the DL’

    Runs scored is a team stat. Let’s see where have I heard that before? :wink:

    And I think your numbers are over inflated.

    BTW how do you get stats for a set period of time?

  34. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Feel free to add it up for yourself

    he went 3 for 4
    4 for 9
    4 for 29
    2 for 9

    = 254

    he also had 7 walks

  35. West Coast Yankee Fan July 8th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Gardner is a very average player offensively – no power – not the left fielder I want

  36. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I’ve yet to find an efficient way to use baseball-reference gamelogs and add up more than just a straight line of games.

  37. West Coast Yankee Fan July 8th, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Meaning – you are not even a competent stat geek.

  38. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:46 am

    He was also 7/8 in stolen bases while leading off.

  39. Pat M. July 8th, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Still waiting to see all the circular lineups the Yanks have sent out since 1996….I know of 3 at the most judging by the criteria that has been set forth ….This seasons rendition of The LoHud will run with the W’s, however once the Wins come hard to find then we have panic, self doubt and a commission is formed to dissect the club into micro factors…And before you know it, a .600 ballclub is a mess and taking on water The necessary changes that are suggested are so whacked out and self serving whether it be for themselves or some player who’s still laboring in AAA or AA ball……I remember a week before assignments many here were demanding that Manny Bauenos should be in the Bronx and so should have Jesus Montero….Especially since Cervelli missed the month of April……..

  40. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I’ve yet to find an efficient way to use baseball-reference gamelogs and add up more than just a straight line of games.

    ——-

    It’s impossible. Really annoying.

  41. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Oh wait I figured it out

    .255 .356 .392 .748

    http://www.baseball-reference......80,381,sum

  42. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:50 am

    But its still annoying that I can’t ctrl and shift click what I want. I usually just dump everything to excel.

  43. Tar July 8th, 2011 at 1:51 am

    “It’s impossible. Really annoying.”

    I don’t feel so bad. I find myself just adding up the numbers.

    I do know He has only scored 10 runs from June 15th until today.

  44. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I do know He has only scored 10 runs from June 15th until today.

    10 runs in 13 GS , 0 since having Jeter hit behind him. I think Gardner-Jeter isn’t a winning combination.

  45. Nick in SF July 8th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Gardner does seem to get worse results when he’s slumping. :roll:

  46. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    WTF.

    How did you do that?

  47. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    You have to create the URL yourself using the career game numbers

  48. Nick in SF July 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Easy, I compared his results and my observations from when he does well to when he doesn’t do as well.

  49. Rich in NJ July 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Even if Gardner doesn’t leadoff, it’s hard to conceive of a baseball reason why a guy with these splits should leadoff v. RHP:

    .245 .294 .303 .597 (before last night’s game)

  50. Nick in SF July 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Oh, you were talking to Jerkface. :oops:

  51. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Hilarious.

  52. Tar July 8th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Holding down ctrl is the ticket.

    I am not sure which games he was lead-off but in the time Jeter was on the DL Gardner had a line of.

    .232 .328 .357 .685–

    6 SB–1 CS

  53. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Easy, I compared his results and my observations from when he does well to when he doesn’t do as well.

    ——————

    :D

  54. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:59 am

    From June 14th (Game after Jeter got hurt) to now: .254 .346 .352 .698

    9 SB-1CS

  55. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Tar, if you’re in BB-ref, look at the column labelled BOP – That is batting order position!

  56. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Tar,

    If that’s what you came up with you are doing something wrong.

    Jeter was on the DL from June 14th to July 3rd. Gardner hit .267 .362 .383 with 7 SB in that span.

  57. Tar July 8th, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Ahh– BOP cool. Thanks Guys.

    Yeah I was starting from June 14th. DOH

  58. Tar July 8th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I mean I was starting from the 15th. It’s late.

    I

  59. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 2:27 am

    It’s late, I’m bored, and I’m still up b/c my gf is sick so I’m gonna drop this on lohud. At least maybe I’ll see some entertaining responses in the morning.

    Back in the winter of 2008 during Teixeira Fever I didn’t want the Yankees to sign Tex. I wanted them to sign…

    Manny.

  60. sammiejohnson July 8th, 2011 at 2:42 am

    LGY July 8th, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Back in the winter of 2008 during Teixeira Fever I didn’t want the Yankees to sign Tex. I wanted them to sign…

    Manny.

    ________________

    Admitting you have a problem is the first step. Good for you. :)

  61. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Would the Yankees be in a better position today if they had signed Manny or how about Adam Dunn back in 08 instead of Tex?

    Would they have won the division and WS in 09 with one of those players instead of Tex?

    Tough questions IMO.

  62. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Who would play 1B now? The yankees could probably have won the WS with Manny in 09 given his production, but what would happen later

  63. Carlos July 8th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Mike Trout called up.

    Poor Montero.

  64. Jerkface July 8th, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Mike Trout called up.

    Poor Montero.

    The secret club of top 10 prospects 2010 have snuffed out all their flames except for Jesus. he sits in the empty oakwood room swirling his brandy and crying, alone and forgotten.

    I bet they were all like, “Woah dudes its gonna be so crazy to play against each other in 2011 for real!! See you there, man!! “

  65. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Who would play 1B now? The yankees could probably have won the WS with Manny in 09 given his production, but what would happen later

    ——————–

    Swisher?

  66. waka flocka July 8th, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Who would have played RF when Nady went down?

  67. LGY July 8th, 2011 at 3:39 am

    I never understood the whole Nady thing. I thought they should have traded him when his value was high that offseason.

    Back in 08, I wanted Damon-Melky/Gardner-Manny left to right, Swish at 1B, and Matsui at DH.

    Or if they kept Nady, maybe they go with Damon-Melky-Nady, Matsui at 1B and Manny at DH?

  68. AldotheApache July 8th, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Manny was juicing in 08, when he carried the Dodgers to the playoffs.

    I think it’s safe to assume that he would’ve been suspended 50 games early in ’09 either way, whether he signed with the Yankees or stayed in LA, as he did.

    Tex became an instant glue for the infield defense, making everyone around him better defensively. That was an integral part of the ’09 team.

    I wanted Manny to sign with the Mets back then. THAT’S where he belonged, with the rest of that motley crew.

  69. AldotheApache July 8th, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Or am I missing something?

  70. Vineyard Yankee July 8th, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Common Sense.

  71. AldotheApache July 8th, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Idiocy chimes in with what little it has to offer.

    Ever since I outed you as westy and vinny being one and the same, you’ve tried your best to get even.

    You’re out of your league, shorty.

    Cause there’s plenty more where that came from.

    Keep ****ing with me and you won’t know what hit you.

  72. 108 stitches July 8th, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Screw the records, they come in due time. Wins are priority No. 1. Too many stranded runners. Time to start pushing runs across.

  73. RhapsodyInBlue July 8th, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Montero is on the DL with a stiff back.

  74. Gary July 8th, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Morning tough one to watch last night. The runners on third and not scoring plague with less than two out plague has returned. Offense was limited to the solo shot by Cano. Kay and Flarahety are blaming it on Jeter’s 3000 hits, but I’m not so sure. We have seen this lack of key hits and run scoring most of the year.

    Hard to believe that Posada doesn’t score on the Martin double. Might have changed things a bit. It’s within a few inches of being a homer, not catchable and then it bounds away from the OF’er. He ends up on third base.

  75. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Gary- Found the Yankees AL rank with runners on 2nd and 3rd. It’s next to last. You can use the attached to look at any sortable statistic you want:

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....0123873265

  76. Gary July 8th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Yankee Trader, makes sense you see it all the time. Posada wiffs in the last Cleveland game, A Rod wiffs last night. They had another shot last night at it but I’m not sure who didn’t get it done that time. Might have been Gardner or Swisher.

  77. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Gary-

    I don’t think the attachment brought you directly to team rankings for scoring with runners on 2nd and 3rd. If you’re interested in any team stats and rankings in all of mlb or by league just click on this and under the tab stats go to sortable team stats.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nyy

    The Yankees rank near the bottom 3rd in runs scored from the 7th inning on. This team when losing late in the game tries to slug their way to win and it’s not working.

  78. blake July 8th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Terrible tragedy what happened with in Texas last night. You know Hamilton just feels awful this morning. Really hated to hear that….

    The offense just looked asleep last night….it happens. They need to come out tonight and jump on Helickson early and set the tone and get the ship headed the right direction again…..they look a little tired as a team so the break will be a welcome sight.

    Noesi has to become a more important part of the pitching staff….he’s the 3rd best pitcher out there right now. Hopefully Joe will start to use him in higher leverage roles.

    Still think the Yankees need to look into another bat that can hit RHP at an about average level…..(Beltran) in addition to addressing the bullpen and trying to find upgrades for the rotation.

    Jeter gets 3,000 tonight with a 2-4 effort in a Yankee win :)

  79. Betsy July 8th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    LGY, how do I know he’s done a terrific job with the staff? Because our SP has been very good – and I’m going to credit that in part to the catcher. He’s also very good defensively. I get that you’d prefer to see Montero, but I just don’t agree with you.

  80. Betsy July 8th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Of course Tampa’s pitchers always develop like they are supposed to – I get that they have high draft picks, but still, that’s no guarantee.

    I’m ticked off at AOL. Do I really need to see a picture of that poor fan about to be in mid-fall? That’s just inappropriate knowing what happens. Maybe the barriers should be raised in ballparks – this shouldn’t happen, ever.

  81. Howard July 8th, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Wow. Boston just keeps hitting back it seems.

  82. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Getting the top 1 or 2 draft picks for 10 years straight is a Hell of a lot more guaranteed that late 1st or 2nd round picks for 18 straight years.

  83. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    If Boston just keeps hitting back, they wouldn’t have been behind in the first place. They’re in no better shape to win it all than the Yankees.

  84. Erin July 8th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    blake July 8th, 2011 at 8:10 am
    Terrible tragedy what happened with in Texas last night. You know Hamilton just feels awful this morning. Really hated to hear that?.

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

    I was just reading about that. How awful. :(

  85. Erin July 8th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Super Nova did well last night :)

    http://bit.ly/ooXDPS

  86. pat July 8th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    “Of course Tampa’s pitchers always develop like they are supposed to”

    Sarcasm or tunnel vision?

  87. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Good morning.

    I’m hoping players like Martin and A-Rod find some excuse not to attend the ASG, and Cano gets eliminated quickly in the home run derby.

    Painful game to watch last night. Atypical showing by Colon with the Yankees trying to slug their way back into the game in the late innings. Too bad Nunez who was on a hitting tear went down with an injury.

    Nova pitched a gem last night, with a homer[21] from Vazquez, 3-4 from Parraz and 2-4 from Terry the Tiffmeister. Tiffey is a switch hitter who plays 3rd and 1st who might be worth a call-up if Chavez doesn’t return soon.

  88. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    B;ake. you can bet on two things happeneing because of the Texas incident. Barriers or netting will be errected in the upper decks and players will no longer be allowed to toss balls into the stands, which was the rule until about 15 years ago. The other thing is that some hack ambulance chaser will make a boatload of money by talking the man’s family into filing a lawsuit against MLB, the Texas Rangers and Hamilton. They’ll most likely win becuse of some panel of jurors what believe the fans (which most are) are never responsible for their own stupidity, greed or carelessness.

  89. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    The good news about Nova’s injury last night isn’t serious. He’s just sore. The ball hit above the ankle and didn’t hit bone.

  90. Mell July 8th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Wow. Boston just keeps hitting back it seems

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

    Nature of baseball. Lot of ebb and flow over the course of 162. Boston was up 2.5 games on 6/17, played awful for a couple weeks, while the Yankees were playing terrific and they were 2.5 behind. Last week or so, Boston has won 7 of 8 while the Yankees lost 4 of 5. They haven’t hit back anymore than the Yankees did when they fell behind. Both will undoubtedly hit back some more over the course of the last 75 games of the season.

  91. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Trader, the other big Scranton bat lately has been Laird, with 3 more RBI and his 18th double,

  92. Howard July 8th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    One problem, which many of you don’t/aren’t admitting, is that through 85 games, the Yankees have gotten the following line from catcher:

    .215/.305/.360/.665

    Even Boston is getting way better production than that from the backstops.

    That’s horrible. For as much praise (or dumb luck) we’ve given for Martin’s quick jump out of the gate, he sure as heck has came back to earth lately.
    Also, some of last night has to be put on Bartolo Colon. We can make all the “they’re playing tight” or “3000 hits” crap we like, but Bartolo was not on his game – or at least his new one – he was exactly like his old one.
    Bottom line is that Tampa is a good squad, and for as much as we’d like to have written them off, they’re winning dispite their losses (as is Boston), and the Yankees are going to have to play better against these teams.

  93. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Ooops. Laird only had 1 RBI last night. 3 the night before

  94. Joe from Long Island July 8th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    blake – agreed about the Texas incident. Hamilton had nothing to do with the end result of a friendly gesture. A tragedy all the way around. GB’s comment is cynical, but there’s something to it, unfortunately. All the money in the world will not bring that poor guy back.

    Agreed, Noesi should be used more often. He’s done nothing to show that he can’t be trusted in higher leverage spots.

    Finally, if we can see the stats about the Yanks’ problems with RISP, and late-inning comebacks, so can the coaches, Joe, and Cash. While pitching is no. 1 priority, I have to think they’re also exploring ways to correct this problem. Again, cost and availability of fixes will be a factor, as will how any decision affects the roster as a whole.

    Off to work. Later.

  95. Ghostwriter July 8th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    B;ake. you can bet on two things happeneing because of the Texas incident. Barriers or netting will be errected in the upper decks and players will no longer be allowed to toss balls into the stands, which was the rule until about 15 years ago. The other thing is that some hack ambulance chaser will make a boatload of money by talking the man’s family into filing a lawsuit against MLB, the Texas Rangers and Hamilton. They’ll most likely win becuse of some panel of jurors what believe the fans (which most are) are never responsible for their own stupidity, greed or carelessness.
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    Sadly, I think that you are correct on all counts. I really hope that MLB and the owners don’t overreact to this thing. It is a terribly sad and unfortunate fluke, not something that requires a systematic response, per se. I can’t imagine that the Rangers should be held liable for this tragic incident.

  96. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    In reference to the rumor that the Yankees are showing interest in Nats lefty reliever, I hope that one doesn’t happen. High ERA, low strikeouts, and purely another lefty specialist.

    Cashman- Work hard during the AS break to find the Yankees a quality reliever, and a power hitting righty corner OF-er, who also can hit with RISP.

    Teixeira- Work diligently during the break to hit to the opposite field against the shift. I thought you were doing this during the winter?? Lay down a bunt once in a while against the shift.

  97. Howard July 8th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Nature of baseball. Lot of ebb and flow over the course of 162. Boston was up 2.5 games on 6/17, played awful for a couple weeks, while the Yankees were playing terrific and they were 2.5 behind. Last week or so, Boston has won 7 of 8 while the Yankees lost 4 of 5. They haven?t hit back anymore than the Yankees did when they fell behind. Both will undoubtedly hit back some more over the course of the last 75 games of the season.

    ________________

    yeah I get it. I just hopefully, at some point, the Yankees show themselves capable of hitting back on good teams. Boston lost a bunch of IL games (not sure here), while we feasted on them. Now, once they’re allowed to fill out their linup like normal, we’re back to seeing what we’re seeing. That, and Baltimore is just so bad. But, they’ve beaten up on the playoff teams, which is a credit to them to date. To me, they’re by far and away the scariest team for NY right now.
    Who was it on here that said Baltimore would be a player this year? Funny.

  98. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Nats reliever Sean Burnett

  99. Howard July 8th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Nats reliever Sean Burnett

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    Jeesh, I hope not.

  100. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Ghost, the only other option is to have what amouts to an exclusion zone in the upper decks, blocking off the the first row of seating throughout the upper decks. Owners won’t like losing up to 1.000 seats, though, so, barriers or netting is the only real option.

  101. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    This fan from the stands thing is happening more and more often. At least 4 this year and two deaths. Is this something else for Congress to involve itself in?

  102. Howard July 8th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Didn’t a kid fall in YS a few years back behind home plate and the net caught him?

  103. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Right now the Red Sox are getting more production from their bench/fill-ins for injured players from the likes of Lowrie, Sutton, Navarro, and Reddick.

  104. Erin July 8th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 8:36 am
    Good morning.

    I?m hoping players like Martin and A-Rod find some excuse not to attend the ASG

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    I can’t see Martin not going, but at this point I’m starting to hope Alex decides not to go. He could use the rest IMO.

  105. Ys Guy July 8th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    just wanted to drop in to say hi, haven’t been on here in months. i was wondering who the board wanted to get rid of and it looks like today’s targets are martin and swisher.

    a real tragedy in texas yesterday, it looked like the guy’s sandals just slipped at the point he needed to brace himself. with millions and millions of people going to games (and getting drunk) every year its amazing more people dont get hurt falling down stairs, falling from the upper deck, etc. i hope baseball doesnt go back to keeping every foul ball they can get, although it seems like most of the foul balls the grounds crew and ballboys get go to some rich kid in the 2nd row who gets new baseballs every night.

    my phillies prediction which everyone killed me for at the start of the season has been right on, how you folks couldnt see that coming is beyond me…

  106. Triple Short of a Cycle July 8th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Howard,

    Yea but he jumped on purpose

  107. Mell July 8th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I just hopefully, at some point, the Yankees show themselves capable of hitting back on good teams.

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    All you can do is play your schedule. There’s plenty to be said for beating the teams you’re supposed to beat, and the Yankees do that. They are playing .666 baseball against teams under .500. They’re also 25-21 against teams .500 or better. Boston’s a couple games better against teams over .500 (27-19), but haven’t been as effective beating up on the weak sisters. At the end of the year, when they’re crowning a division champ, they don’t ask who you beat to get there.

  108. timmyb72 July 8th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Yankees have won 1 game in their last 5 games, 1 in their last 4 since Jeter has been back. Does this 3,000 hit celebration even matter if the Yankees go on an extended losing streak?

  109. Erin July 8th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    New Post: Jeter’s shadow

    :arrow:

  110. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Buck Showalter is the 2nd (or is it the 6th) coming of Billy Martin. He’s a great fixer upper…for the short term, but, tends to burn out his troops by the next year. Bobby Valentine does the same thing. He rides them so hard and the continuous nitpicking just tends to turn off the players. You’ll see mass exoduses as soon as players become eligible.

  111. Yankee Trader July 8th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    The NHL inserted netting in the corners of the rink to ward off pucks hit into the corners, above the plexiglass, AFTER a young girl was struck and killed by a puck to the head.

    The Braves were sued by a woman who suffered a broken nose, when Andruw Jones tossed the last out of the inning into the OF bleachers.
    The back of the ticket stub warns all fans that the clubs are not responsible, and that suit went nowhere.

  112. MTU July 8th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Bartolo sin controlo.

    It happens.

    They had Niemann on the ropes early and let him wriggle free.

    Just a bad night.

    Waiting to see what Cashman can come up with.

  113. Howard July 8th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    likes of Lowrie, Sutton, Navarro, and Reddick.

    yep. But, Lowrie has been on the DL for a month, Navarro has only played like 4 games, and Sutton is a late inning guy.
    Reddick has been their savior allowing them to sit Drew.
    It happens. That’s why the people who cry “Jeter was out two weeks”…yeah, but we got a lot better production out of his replacement than we do him…same with Posada and Cervelli last year. It’s not a trend that will last though.

  114. GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Put a sock in it, Timmy. Your crap was old last night after the first post, let alone the same thing every 5 minutes. Jeter is not the reason for NY losing. It’s a team thing on offense.

    Now, run along and you and Lassie go out and find some neighbors to annoy with your whining.

  115. Ghostwriter July 8th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    GreenBeret7 July 8th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    This fan from the stands thing is happening more and more often. At least 4 this year and two deaths. Is this something else for Congress to involve itself in?
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    To do what? Repeal the laws of gravity? I don’t think so. The last thing that this situation requires is having some idiot politicians posturing over it. The country has much bigger problems than a couple of random deaths. Besides, there are plenty of product liability laws already on the books.

    If this problem is endemic as you suggest, then the owners should take a look at it, and take whatever reasonable measures that they deem appropriate. Design flaws obviously should be addressed, and teams should be held accountable for their negligence. However, accidents happen; they are a part of life. It’s very sad, but these things do happen. The rest of us don’t need to be walking around plastic bubbles to avoid the remotest possibility of something bad happening, when a little common sense will do.

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