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Game 98: Yankees vs. A’s

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jul 23, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup
1. Brett Gardner LF
2. Derek Jeter SS
3. Curtis Granderson CF
4. Mark Teixeira 1B
5. Robinson Cano DH
6. Nick Swisher RF
7. Russell Martin C
8. Eduardo Nunez 2B
9. Brandon Laird 3B
Phil Hughes RHP

A’s lineup
1. Jemile Weeks 2B
2. Cliff Pennington SS
3. Hideki Matsui DH
4. Josh Willingham LF
5. David DeJesus RF
6. Scott Sizemore 3B
7. Ryan Sweeney CF
8. Conor Jackson 1B
9. Landon Powell C
Rich Harden RHP

TV/Time: YES/1:08
Umpires: Bill Welke HP, Jeff Nelson 1B, Vic Carapazza 2B, Manny Gonzalez 3B
Weather: Too hot again, 93. It’s supposed to go up to 99.

Same old song? The Yankees are going after their 12th straight win against Oakland. Right now, they’re riding their longest winning streak against the A’s since 1956-57 when they took 14 straight.
Sense of relief: Yankees relievers haven’t been charged with a run in their last six games, covering 16 1/3 innings.
Run to daylight: The Yankees still own the best record in the majors in day games, now 28-5. In daylight, they are batting .279 with 46 homers, and they have a major-league-best 2.61 ERA.

Update, 1:18: Burnett makes it out of the first unscathed after allowing a long double and hitting a batter. He got David DeJesus trying to check his swing on a curve.

Update, 1:27: Granderson walks with two outs, but he’s caught stealing.

Update, 1:36: Burnett pitches out of trouble again, runner on second one out and on third with two outs. But he got Landon Powell looking at a 94 mph fastball to end it.

Update, 1:41: First hit for the Yankees with one out in the second, Cano bloops a double down the left-field line.

Update, 1:45: 1-0, Yankees. Russell Martin bounces a single through the middle.

Update, 1:53: Burnett hits Jemile Weeks, then picks him off, catching him taking a step the wrong way.

Update, 1:57: Matsui singles with two outs, and Willingham deposits a 94 mph fastball in the A’s bullpen. It’s 2-1 Oakland heading for the home third. Jeter can still make the play in the hole, just ended the inning with his signature backhand, jump and throw to first.

Update, 2:08: It’s 2-1 after three. The Yankees only have the two hits from the second. The A’s have just three hits. It’s up to 96 degrees, but it feels like 99 with the humidity. At least there are a lot of clouds.

Update, 2:17: Burnett gives up a two-out single to Conor Jackson, but then gets Powell swinging for his third strikeout.

Update, 2:32: Bases loaded, two outs in the fourth for Laird.

Update, 2:36: Laird goes down swinging on a 94 mph fastball, still 2-1 heading for the fifth.

Update, 2:40: Weeks doubles over Gardner’s head after Gardner got twisted around. Now there’ s one out and Weeks is on third.

Update, 2:44: Matsui goes down looking at a fastball. Bob Melvin thought it was high, appeared to be yelling out to Bill Welke.

Update, 2:46: Nice work by Burnett. Willingham also goes down looking at a fastball.

Update, 2:54: Teixeira said last night he hasn’t felt good hitting lefty for a month. He hit the grand slam lefty, but he’s back struggling today, now 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. He just fouled out by third for the third out with Jeter on first after a single.

Update, 3:05: Burnett has been good at getting out of trouble. He has another chance, first and second, two outs in the sixth.  Burnett is at 95 pitches. Cory Wade is warming. Burnett has handled Powell easily in two at-bats.

Update, 3:10: Burnett walks Powell to load the bases on is 100th pitch. Girardi is bringing in Wade.

Update, 3:13: Weeks punches a soft single into right, 3-1, bases still loaded. Pennington is up. Boone Logan is warming with Matsui on deck.

Update, 3:17: Pennington grounds to second, side retired.

Update, 3:21: Swisher hits a solo homer to the second deck in right with one out in the sixth. So it’s 3-2. That was Harden’s last pitch. Brad Ziegler gets the ball.

Update, 3:30: Logan is coming on for the seventh.

Update, 3:33: First pitch from Logan and Matsui parks the fastball in the right-center seats, 4-2.

Update, 3:40: Craig Breslow is on to pitch the seventh for the A’s.

Update, 3:47: Breslow is departing with two outs and Jeter on second after a one-out double, driven to the fence in right-center. Melvin is going to make Teixeira hit from his struggling side, the left side. Righty Grant Balfour is coming on.

Update, 3:52: Teixeira grounded to Weeks in shallow right, but Balfour didn’t cover first, so it’s a single, first and third. Cano’s turn.

Update, 3:54: Cano skies to center to end the inning, 4-2, heading for the eighth. The Yankees have seven hits after putting up 17 runs and 17 hits last night. 

Update, 4:04: Bottom eight, 6, 7, 8 due up for the Yankees, Swisher, Martin, Nunez.

Update, 4:10: A walk and a single to start the inning against Balfour.

Update, 4:13: Nunez can’t bunt the runners over, just missing foul up the first-base line for the second strike. Then he flied to left. Jorge Posada will pinch hit for Laird.

Update, 4:17: Posada bounces into a 6-4-3 double play, not a lot of big hits today for the home team.

Update, 4:19: David Robertson will pitch the ninth. The Yankees will also be losing their DH. Cano is going to second, and Nunez is moving from second to third.

Update, 4:32: Robertson loads the bases with two outs on a single and two walks, then fans Ryan Sweeney get out of trouble as usual. Andrew Bailey will try to close it out for the A’s.

Update, 4:43: Gardner draws a leadoff walk and Jeter singles to right, first and second, nobody out.

Update, 4:46: Granderson strikes out as the runners pull off a double steal.

Update, 4:47: Sac fly for Teixeira, 4-3. The tying run in the form of Jeter is 90 feet away after he tagged up, too. Cano is up with two outs.

Update, 4:49: Cano bounces to third, A’s win, 4-3. They stop their 11-game losing streak against the Yankees.

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519 Responses to “Game 98: Yankees vs. A’s”

  1. BBFan July 23rd, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Repost:

    “they’re keeping him there so that, in case they want to deal him for a stud, he’s not struggling in the bigs (just my crazy thought).”

    You are absolutely right, Joe.
    If Montero is not traded, we will see him with Yankees after the trading deadline.
    Cervalli will be sent down and Montero will take at bats away from Posada as well.

  2. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Who’s pitching?

  3. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Where was that pitch?

  4. Salliedogs7 July 23rd, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Go AJ. Go Yanks.

  5. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    RIP Amy Winehouse

  6. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Lgy

  7. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Blake, are you stalking those kids? another part of Bichette’s day is that he’s walked 2 more time. 22 walks vs 18 strikeouts. The 2 more RBI puts him in the top four in the league and his 3 runs scored moves him into the top 5. 1 triple off of the lead, also. The rest of that team is mashing everything, too, including santana and his league leading 7 homers.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....k_pirrok_1

  8. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    i don;t envy any of these pitchers today on this ridiculously hot day. Wanting to get off the mound should motivate AJ to want to pitch good

  9. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Who’s pitching?

    ————————
    tomingeorgia-

    not sure yet if it’s good AJ or bad AJ!

  10. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    Who’s pitching?

    ————————
    tomingeorgia-

    not sure yet if it’s good AJ or bad AJ!

    —————–

    Tom, very good!!, LMAO

  11. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    damn thought that was a hit…nice catch

  12. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    She should’ve gone to rehab.

  13. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Jeter hits it well and nothing to show for it.

  14. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    YT,
    I was referring to the lineup above, shows Hughes pitching.
    Let’s hope for the good AJ.

  15. Bronx Jeers July 23rd, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    She should’ve gone to rehab.

    ——————————-

    They tried to make her go but she said no, no, no…

    #predictableresponses

  16. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I love that Bichette signed so early that he has been able to get all these AB’s this year. Most first round picks (albeit higher picks) are still in the negotiation process.

  17. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    no more stealing for Grandy

  18. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    tomingeorgia-

    Phil Hughes will just have to wait his turn until next Wednesday and King Felix.

  19. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    gotta love four pitch walks

  20. Yogi Mantle July 23rd, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    So they wanted to get Phil right back out there, huh?

    I’m hoping that AJ’s outing is better than Phil’s was.

  21. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I don’t think Giambi gets that one.

  22. Bronx Jeers July 23rd, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    White man can jump. Must be the Portuguese in him

  23. Benny Blanco July 23rd, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Super shift 30 Tex 0

  24. Ghostwriter July 23rd, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I wish Tex wouldn’t be so frickin’ stubborn about his approach to the shift. He wastes so many ABs…

  25. Ghostwriter July 23rd, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Nice gift double for Robbie. In the box scores, it’ll look like a screaming line drive. :)

  26. Ghostwriter July 23rd, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I don’t think Giambi gets that one.
    ==============

    He might have caught the ball, but the run to first might have been a bit too much for him :)

  27. Salliedogs7 July 23rd, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Clutch hit.

  28. Ghostwriter July 23rd, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    RBI single up the middle for Martin. Maybe that will get him going a little bit.

  29. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Nice, Martin.

  30. pat July 23rd, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Martin’s glasses should go the way of his mustache

  31. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Not if he gets hits wearing thm.

  32. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Speaking of predictable responses, I noticed a comment from Bret the Hitman earlier this morning:

    “How do you figure Melky is a 4th OF?
    He’s 8th in the AL in Total Bases, only 2 TB’s behind Robinson Cano.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/b…..order/true
    To put that in perspective. Our starting LF is 57th on that list.”

    I’m not sure if that comparison was put into the most illustrative perspective. Per baseball-reference.com, Melky has 190 Total Bases in 443 Plate Appearances.

    Brett has 123 TB in 344 PA — 99 fewer PA than Melky.

    Total Bases only counts hits; Brett has 36 walks to Melky’s 23 — again in 99 fewer Plate Appearances.

    Brett has 30 Stolen Bases to Melky’s 14; those are also not counted in Total Bases (Brett has also been Caught Stealing 10 times to Melky’s 2).

    Brett has also been Hit By Pitch twice; Melky once.

    Maybe this already exists, but let’s say that there’s a stat called Total Bases Plus, which counts all the bases accumulated by hits, walks, HBP, and steals (minus Caught Stealing) and then divided by Plate Appearances.

    Not counting today’s failures, Brett has 181 Total Bases Plus in 344 Plate appearances for a TB+ of .526.

    Melky has 226 Total Bases Plus in 443 Plate Appearances for a TB+ of .510.

    Now we have more perspective.

  33. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Trivia Question-I have no clue however what the answers are:

    Last time AJ had a 1-2-3 first inning?
    Last time AJ, when given a lead, did not give the lead back the very next inning?

  34. I Am Winning July 23rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Wow. I love how a lazy throw to first is always caught on camera live, but whenever someone gets picked off seems as if the only time we get to see it is on a replay.

  35. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    YT,

    This inning!!

  36. spidanyc July 23rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Just out of curiousity sake, a hitter like Beltran and a pitcher like Kuroda are both in demand before the trade deadline; if the Yankees were to put Swisher and Russel Martin on the block along with pitchers Colon and Freddy Garcia, would these guys be in demand, and if so, would the Yankees be able to obtain top prospects for these four guys. Apparently Beltran and Kuroda are worth top prospects. I am just wondering.

  37. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I jinxed him, damn!

  38. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Terrible job by AJ there.

  39. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    If Andruw Jones never had an opportunity to hit against lefties perhaps Gardner’s rate stats
    would decrease so you can’t assume more PA would translate to a constant rise if those PA came against lefties. You can’t assume fixed rate stats when projecting counting stats…unless you want to blur perspective that is. Counting stats are a summary of reality. Rate stats predict or guess about some future undetermined result. More perspective.

  40. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    great AJ can’t keep a lead for long

  41. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    AJ pitching like AJ today

  42. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Nope.

  43. I Am Winning July 23rd, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Are there any published stats regarding AJ and how many times he has had a lead only to give it up?

  44. Salliedogs7 July 23rd, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    What a play.

  45. I Am Winning July 23rd, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Wow. Thank you YES for that great stat.

  46. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    tell me Jeter is done in the field…heck of a play

  47. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    “Counting stats are a summary of reality. Rate stats predict or guess about some future undetermined result. More perspective.”

    ______________________________

    No they don’t.

    Other than home runs counting stats like runs and RBI summarize factors that are largely out of a player’s actual control.

    Mark Teixeira is having a terrible season this year and his counting stats should match up pretty well with some of the best years of his career.

    Its hard to believe these discussions still exist in a modern day baseball world.

  48. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Yeah, Jeter has no range in the hole and is washed up. Idiots.

  49. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    And you also can’t add SB’s to TB’s. TB’s drive in runs. SB’s don’t force in runs. 20 RBI’s for a corner OF is F’n pathetic.

  50. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Last time AJ, when given a lead, did not give the lead back the very next inning?
    ——————————-

    Kay partially answered my question-5.67 ERA following inning after Yankees give him the lead!!. The pickoff, good play by cano and jeter saved a big inning, although the ump was wrong.

  51. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    YES just put up that AJ has a 5.67 ERA in innings following the Yankees scoring.

  52. RMS July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    AJ again coughs up a lead. Same old story. Now let’s see if he can limit Oakland to 2 runs, or continue his meltdown.

  53. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    A player has control over how hard he hits the ball.

  54. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Is it me or was Kim Jones especially annoying that inning. I wish she would keep quiet when plays are happening on the field.

  55. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Jeter

    #I’mnotdeadyet

  56. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    “20 RBI’s for a corner OF is F’n pathetic.”

    ______________________________

    He’s hitting .294 with runners in scoring position.

    Explain to me how his low RBI total is his fault?

  57. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Nevermind, my mistake. Yankee Trader has it right.

  58. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    A player who can’t hit the ball out of the infield is lacking in skill, not luck.

  59. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Watching Burnett is torture. Always gives back a lead.

  60. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Sure, we don’t know what Brett would have done with the 99 additional Plate Appearances that Melky had, we only know what he did with the 99 fewer that he had.

    All we really know that that Brett’s TB+ is higher than Melky’s. That doesn’t mean that Melky’s not trying.

  61. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Is it me or was Kim Jones especially annoying that inning. I wish she would keep quiet when plays are happening on the field.

    ——

    This entire broadcast has been brutal.

  62. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    RBIs are the most useless stat in baseball.

    If you want to consider how effective a player is in run producing situations then consider that player’s statistics with runners in scoring position or with runners on.

  63. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    The reality is, given the large sample of the season up to date, Melky’s counting stats are higher across the board. It’s difficult to assign value to counting stats if you’re using a small sample – that is where maybe rate stats should be given more serious consideration. It’s like in science, when you have a large body of result’s oriented evidence, forecasts and predictions become secondary.

  64. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Gardner is hitting .385 with the bases loaded.

    He has 6 hits with the bases juiced, but just 7 RBIs.

  65. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Paulie is just dreadful. Give me Singleton and Cone any day.

  66. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    *5 hits but just 6 RBIs*

  67. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    “This entire broadcast has been brutal.”

    It really has been.

  68. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    “And you also can’t add SB’s to TB’s. TB’s drive in runs. SB’s don’t force in runs.”

    It’s my stat, so I can do what I want with it.

    It’s easier to score from 2nd base and 3rd base than it is from 1st. TB+ takes that into account.

  69. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Small samples combined with predictive rates do not form a player’s impact on the game. This is why MVP’s have stockpiled a high number of hard hit balls measured in extra base hits, HR’s and RBI’s. Counting stats over long periods provide a clear picture of impact and value. They don’t say would could happen, they say what does. That’s reality.

  70. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    “It’s like in science, when you have a large body of result’s oriented evidence, forecasts and predictions become secondary.”

    ______________________

    This isn’t true.

    The problem here is your flawed assumption that counting stats are indicative of performance in the first place.

    They aren’t.

    And rate stats aren’t “forecasts or predictions.” They are a concrete, definite measure of individual performance, uninhibited and unaffected by any external factors.

    Counting stats, regardless of sample size, are inherently useless because of their strict dependency on context.

  71. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    With that out, John Paciorek’s record is safe. came up with the Houston Colt 45′s, at age 18, he went 3-3 with 2 walks, 4 runs scored and 3 RBI. It was the last game of the season and never played in the majors again. he got hurt in Spring training in ’64.

  72. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    ***With Laird’s out**

  73. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I’m telling you, Burnett is allergic to leads. Most of his best games as a Yankee were when he got no run support. When the Yankees jump ahead early, he doesn’t know how to react. Either he changes his game plan for the worse, or he has a mental block.

  74. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Large counting stats measured over long periods form the basis of the value of a player. They are not predictive. They are cumulative.

  75. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Harden is throwing hard and has really good stuff today. AJ the nut better hold down the A’s murders row lineup.

  76. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    The TB+ numbers I provided reflect what already happened in games that are already part of recorded history.

  77. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Nothing predictive can be deemed concrete. Predictions and forecasts (rates) attempt to be concrete but by there very nature are not concrete. This is basic science.

  78. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    This is hysterical from MLBTR…

    Cashman also said he was prepared to trade Igawa to the Padres in 2007 after San Diego claimed him off waivers, but “ownership was not willing to let him go yet.”

  79. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I predict the outcome of this debate is– nobody will change their mind.

  80. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    The worst broadcast in major league history.

  81. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Also…

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Bill Pennington of The New York Times that he negotiated deals in 2008 and 2009 that would have let Kei Igawa return to Japan, but the lefty refused both times.

  82. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    “Predictions and forecasts (rates) attempt to be concrete but by there very nature are not concrete.”

    _________________________________________

    How is on base percentage a forecast?

    It’s as concrete as something could possibly be.

    The percentage of plate appearances in which a player gets on base.

  83. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    “I predict the outcome of this debate is– nobody will change their mind.”

    Bret the Hitman seems unlikely to change his mind, but some innocent young mind might have read his original statement and might have been fooled by the “perspective” that was given.

    That young mind might now have a better perspective — including Bret the Hitman’s subsequent replies — and a deeper understanding that if he or she had just read the post about Total Bases without greater context.

  84. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Bill Pennington of The New York Times that he negotiated deals in 2008 and 2009 that would have let Kei Igawa return to Japan, but the lefty refused both times.

    -
    Probably wanted for a crime!!

  85. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Yankees GM Brian Cashman told Bill Pennington of The New York Times that he negotiated deals in 2008 and 2009 that would have let Kei Igawa return to Japan, but the lefty refused both times.

    -
    Probably wanted for a crime!!

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Mugging an old man for his cash?

  86. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Why in the world should Teixeira NOT expect a breaking ball with 2 strikes?? The idea that a pitcher might throw him a fastball there is laughable

  87. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    “That young mind might now have a better perspective”

    True.

    Or….. like me he may say who give a f###. :D

    j/K my proletariat brother.

  88. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Cano knows how to hit a changeup

  89. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    At least Martin got his pitch count up. Copnsidering how injury prone he is I doubt they let him pitch that deep into games.

  90. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    c’mon Laird you can do it!!

  91. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    or not

  92. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    That’s probably the best Ford commercial Jeter’s ever done.

  93. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Don’t feel bad Laird. Tex would have whiffed on the heater too.

  94. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Harden has 3 more outs in him.

  95. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Playing shallow has cost Burnett two doubles so far on balls Grandy and Gardner could have probably caught easily.

    And this one may cost a run

  96. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Gardner :x

  97. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Playing shallow has cost Burnett two doubles so far on balls Grandy and Gardner could have probably caught easily. And this one may cost a run

    —–

    There’s a reason they play so shallow vs those guys.

    Most pitchers don’t let Pennington and Weeks hit the ball that far.

  98. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Now watch AJ throw a wild pitch with 2 outs

  99. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    not a strike, but i will take it

  100. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Martin saves a run right there.

  101. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    AJ :)

  102. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    That was nice. Good job AJ

  103. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    and Burnett pitches around the fly ball.

  104. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    That was a nice surprise

  105. Stoneburner July 23rd, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Cashman also said he was prepared to trade Igawa to the Padres in 2007 after San Diego claimed him off waivers, but “ownership was not willing to let him go yet.”

    **********

    LEVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Weeks’ ball went abot 29o feet on the fly. Hardly crushed. It’s ok for you to say that it was misplayed. Gardner won’t disown you.

  107. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    went ***about 290*** feet

  108. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    looks like Jeter doing better batting two

  109. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Granderson and Tex have really struggled against changeups. They are seeing it in every 2 strike count recently. Hopefully they get Harden out in the middle of the 6th inning.

  110. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Weeks’ ball went abot 29o feet on the fly. Hardly crushed. It’s ok for you to say that it was misplayed. Gardner won’t disown you.

    ——-

    Who said it wasn’t misplayed? It would have been a hit regardless.

  111. jeter2711 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Tex just needs to go

  112. rconn23 July 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Tex is lost. You can’t expect anything from him the rest of the season. He’s as bad as he’s ever looked. Just awful.

  113. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve never seen anyone hit as many infield popups as Tex does. That’s how you get a low BABIP

  114. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Gotta go. Maybe the Yanks will get to their bullpen for a few runs and ours will hold.

  115. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I predict Tex will get the game winning hit.

  116. yanks28 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    There’s no way around it–Mark Teixeira is now really hurting the team. The power numbers are deceptive; he’s supposed to be a number three hitter, and he’s hitting .238. Your offense is in deep trouble with an albatross like that around the neck.

  117. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    The A’s have one of the best bullpens in baseball so asking them to have two meltdowns in a row might be tough. Even when we swept them earlier in Oakland, the Yankees couldn’t touch their relievers.

  118. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Has Tex had any game-winning hits this year? I feel like his season has been based on 2-run homeruns in the first inning

  119. backbench July 23rd, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Tex – Lot’s of power + severe upper cut swing = some HRs + lots of pop ups and SOs

  120. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Where in the hell was that 3-2 pitch?

  121. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Weeks’ ball went abot 29o feet on the fly. Hardly crushed. It’s ok for you to say that it was misplayed. Gardner won’t disown you.

    ——-

    Who said it wasn’t misplayed? It would have been a hit regardless.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    In some states, you could be arrested for the job you do on Gardner.

  122. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    This should definitely be AJ’s last hitter. The guy is hitting .190, throw strikes!!!

  123. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    When in doubt, pull AJ.

  124. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    this one is on offense, again.
    just not consistent at all.

  125. Bronx Jeers July 23rd, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    AJ’s a difficult man to pin down.

  126. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Burnett, because of his reputation, will almost never get a close call on a pitch.

  127. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    In some states, you could be arrested for the job you do on Gardner.

    —————–

    Did someone forget to change your diaper? It’s hard to believe, but you have actually been more of a curmudgeon than usual lately.

  128. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Aj needs to throw his arm out. What a mental midget.

  129. Yogi Mantle July 23rd, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    AJ is probably thinking I could have done that.

  130. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Burnett is what he is. A decent 5th starter.

  131. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    As usual the hook was too late on AJ.

    btw, the 3-2 pitch to Jackson wasn’t even close:

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

  132. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Well that stinks. You get what you deserve when you walk the 8th and 9th hitters to get to a hot hitting lead off hitter. I think AJ needs an even shorter leash. When he gets to 90 pitches pull him when the 1st guy gets on base.

  133. Yogi Mantle July 23rd, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Saved him swinging on ball four.

  134. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Can it be possible that AJ might not get to 12 wins this season?

    One mad face emoticon really isn’t enough. :mad: :mad: :mad:

  135. Yogi Mantle July 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, pulled that out. Didn’t think that was going to happen. AJ would have done better, given up a GS or Base Clearing Double.

  136. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    rr212 I could not agree more. There were a ton of folks defending him last night when I mentioned I was the fan who got into a shouting match with him Monday. It sickins me that any fan could defend him. Oh remember the black eye and him punching the wall. complete fool. I dont want to hear about his game two world series win. One game does not define a career. He is a jackass.

  137. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Tex has become Giambi at plate. Some walks. Some power. Nothing else. A blackhole as a 3 hitter

  138. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Aj needs to throw his arm out. What a mental midget.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Only a “mental midget” makes that remark. You’re so solid.

  139. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    the hillbillly did what he does. 2 outs no one on. single to sweeny thru the leftside no bigge. then the hillbilly walked the 8th and 9th batter.

    but hey aj has good stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!he will figure things out after all he is only 34.

    BTW aj has good stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    he cannot retire fast enough for me…………

  140. jeter2711 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    OMG you guys picking on AJ giving up 2 runs into the 6th when Hughes could not even get to the 5th…..Some of you just hate some guys and others you will suck there #$%^ How about TEX and his i can only hit a gran slam when it is tack on runs this guy is killing us way more then AJ is.

  141. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    That is is nickname among fans’ Mental Midget” Not sure it is correct to use but if the shoe fits???

  142. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    AJ pitched fine, raw deal if he gets the L (this is like the game that CC pitched last week). Maybe we got a chance if we can ever get Harden out of the game

  143. jeter2711 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Stuart you think Hughes is better? he could not get out of the 5th let alone 2 runs in 6 innings gezzesh you guys act like he got rocked today in 100 temps

  144. Salliedogs7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Swishalicious!!!

  145. Yogi Mantle July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    WOOHOO SWISH!

  146. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    That was Swishaclicious.

  147. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    OK Tex is a Mental Midget as well.

  148. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    thank you Swish!! goodbye Harden

  149. Yogi Mantle July 23rd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    That was impressive. Nice to see Harden knocked out of the game, maybe they can do something against the bullpen.

  150. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Wow that went far

  151. Bronx Jeers July 23rd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Didn’t Branyan put one up there?

  152. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    D-F-A! D-F-A!

  153. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Bronx, 2 years ago with Seattle?

  154. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    thank you Swish!! goodbye Harden

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

    Very surprised to see Harden back out for the 6th after throwing 100 thru 5. Guess the pen was sort of taxed last night, but still.

  155. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    i don’t think at present hughes is better. aj makes $15 mill hughes Makes $1.5 or less. aj has been at this for 12 years.

    aj stinks, love his stuff I give a crap. I care about results only. aj is a decent 4ht or 5th starter at best.

    the only aj has done well for the ynaks has been stay healthy, the results suck… look at his #’s as a yank, putrid………

  156. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Difference between Branyon’s and swisher’s was tha Branyon’s was a high arching shot. This one was a high line drive.

  157. Bronx Jeers July 23rd, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    It was last season off Javy.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=11208945

  158. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Prufrock,

    Who do we want DFA’d?

  159. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    If you don’t think AJ a lack of focus, hence mental midget, then you are right there with him.

  160. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I saw it, but, seems like it was longer than that. August of last year.

  161. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    hughes Makes $1.5 or less

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

    Or more. Hughes makes $2.7M

  162. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Wasn’t the rallying cry around here to DFA Swisher a little while back? Unless my memory deceives me. No, I’m firm. It was the rallying cry.

  163. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    If you don’t think AJ a lack of focus, hence mental midget, then you are right there with him.

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

    Some serious irony here.

  164. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Damned. thought it was a hit for Laird. Jackson is no 1st baseman, but, that was a pretty decent play.

  165. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Wasn’t the rallying cry around here to DFA Swisher a little while back? Unless my memory deceives me. No, I’m firm. It was the rallying cry.

    ——————–

    No way Prufrock.

    Not even the craziest of the crazy on LoHud would suggest DFA’ing Swish.

  166. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    **has a*** I just had a lack of focus. I’m at the game in the heat, but not making 15 million for it. ;)

  167. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Hi JAP!,

    Listen guys the game is not over, far from it…..

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    luis, my man.

    We’ll pull this one out.

  169. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    aj is a losing pitcher. after about 8 years of talking about his stuff and getting mediocore results he is who he is a serial underachiever that most nights does just enough to lose.

    yep he pitched 9 shutout in the 15 inning game against the sux and had the good world series start and that is about it. aj is the type of player who most times will dissapoint. if he is the 5th starter that is fine, so tell yankee management and announcers aj is the most expensive 5th starter in baseball. and when he gets pulled rightfully after walking the 9th place hitter , hitting 190, he should thank girardi for even allowing him to pitch….

  170. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Laird had a 290 obp in AAA. He stinks. Chavez needs to get healthy.

  171. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Matsui hits lefties, Joe.

  172. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    LOgan got boomed!!

  173. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Good job Logan, that was an awful pitch.

  174. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    That hurts. Everybody’s seen Matsui do that for a long time.

  175. Benny Blanco July 23rd, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Ummm does giradi knows that Matsui hits leftys??

  176. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Wow, what a crime for a former Yankee manager to bring in a lefty specialist against Matsui. Should have just left Wade in.

  177. thunderfangabe July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    BOOne Logan

  178. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Atta boy Boone! Haha. Nice cheer for Matsui out here.

  179. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    It’s always shocker if Logan gets any lefty out.

  180. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Boone Logan.

    Now would be an accurate time to start your D-F-A chant Pruf.

  181. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    We need to get that run back in this inning

  182. Benny Blanco July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Dumb move by giradi.

  183. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    When will girardi realize Logan absolutely stinks?

  184. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    why do they still keep Logan anyway?

    he belongs to AA, not even AAA.

  185. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Putrid…..Excellent choice of a word to describe this piece of garbage. He is a self centered bafoon

  186. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    Laird had a 290 obp in AAA. He stinks. Chavez needs to get healthy.
    ///

    Evaluatiing & judging talent is probably not your strong suit.

  187. yankeefeminista July 23rd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Wasn’t the rallying cry around here to DFA Swisher a little while back? Unless my memory deceives me. No, I’m firm. It was the rallying cry.

    ——————–

    No way Prufrock.

    Not even the craziest of the crazy on LoHud would suggest DFA’ing Swish.
    ____
    Um, look in the archives. You can’t suppress history.

  188. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    DFA Logan. Bring up Romero. Trade for choate. Easy.

  189. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Girardi should just stick with Wade and Robertson late in the game against lefties. Enough with Logan already.

  190. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Thats a heads up play from tex… Give logan a break he has been pitching well lately

  191. krs July 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Problem with this game is the hitting. Should have had 4-5 runs early on then pressure’s off the pitchers. Despite yesterday, this team is having a hard time scoring runs recently.

  192. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Evaluatiing & judging talent is probably not your strong suit

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

    He ain’t that good, JAP. Bench player ceiling.

  193. Kevin Not That Kevin Brown July 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    And it’s not like we’re going to get much help from Seattle this weekend…especially with Beckett going tonight.

    Although, that said, a major league team doesn’t lose 15 in a row very often, so they’re bound to win at some point.

  194. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Mell, see my last comment. I’m also typing from a phone. I agree though, it was ironic.

  195. yankeefeminista July 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Strange move. QFT, Matsui has always hit lefties and has a .500 SLUG vs. lefties this year.

  196. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    @prufrock. Yea a sub 300 obp in AAA surely means competent major leaguer. But hey keep up the good evaluations bud

  197. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Um, look in the archives. You can’t suppress history.

    ———————

    Find a quote.

    There is no way people actually wanted Nick Swisher DFA’d. Traded, made a 4th OF, not have his option picked up at the end of the year, sure.

  198. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    choate is not good and he has bad control.

    logan did not do his job, girardi made the right call.

    also logan has been decent recently….

    hillbilly after the game; my hook, and the fastball came back over the plate, and I will work on things on my side sessions.. AJ Burnett”clueless”…

  199. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Logan has 1 job. Get leftys out. He can’t do it.

  200. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    “Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Tex has become Giambi at plate. Some walks. Some power. Nothing else. A blackhole as a 3 hitter”

    Giambi’s BA was low as a Yankee but his OBP and Slugging was crazy.

  201. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Evaluatiing & judging talent is probably not your strong suit

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

    He ain’t that good, JAP. Bench player ceiling.
    ///

    Well, what is “that” good? The guy said he “stinks.” He is a pretty nice hitter.

  202. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    ace.. so you have seen all you need of a 23 year old 3b. 5 ab’s and you have made the definitive eval of Lairds career>>>>

    man you are 1 smart dude.

    on the swisher front, people i am sure said do not pick up his option, move him down in the order, sit him against a righty, but release him…NO WAY

  203. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I thought it was nice of the fans to politely clap for Matsui. Goes to show that we fans never forget what you do in the pinstripes, regardless of what uniform you are wearing now.

  204. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Check choates #s. He’s terrific vs leftys

  205. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Do the Yankees pick up Swisher’s club option for next year? My guess is yes unless they get Beltran.

  206. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Romero is not better than Logan. He gives up too many walks to lefties and absolutely sucks against righties. At least Logan can be used for full innings.

    I put at least half the blame on Girardi for putting Logan in that spot. The only job of a manger is to put his players in the best position to succeed. Whenever someone used to bring in a lefty specialist to face Matsui when he was with the Yankees, Jeter used to say in the dugout that they were making a mistake and Matsui would hit the ball out. Knowing that Matsui kills lefties, Joe should have left in the better pitcher (Wade) to face him.

  207. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    @Stuart. Get a clue. He’s a non prospect according to every scout. But I bet prospects huggers like u prob want him to start over a rod next year. Sub 300 obp is what it is. But I guess that goes over the head of a classy guy who calls a southerner ‘hillbilly’ daily. Class act lil stewie

  208. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Wasn’t the rallying cry around here to DFA Swisher a little while back? Unless my memory deceives me. No, I’m firm. It was the rallying cry.

    ——————–

    No way Prufrock.

    Not even the craziest of the crazy on LoHud would suggest DFA’ing Swish

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

    Not sure it got to DFA level, but the masses were seriously down on Swisher earlier in the year.

  209. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Rough day for Gritner.

  210. Nick in SF July 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Gardner’s TB+ is taking a beating today. Down into Melky territory. :cry:

  211. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Maybe someone can help me with out with this. Has Girardi ever seen Matsui play?

  212. yankeefeminista July 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    LGY, sorry I am working today, so don’t have the luxury of looking stuff up. Feel free though.

  213. Eroc July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Burnett has to be one of the unluckiest pitchers on the planet. The guy churns out quality outing after quality outing, battles, keeps the team in the game every start, and all he has to show for it is a .500 record. It’s usually one or two mistakes that kill him but he is excellent the rest of the time.

  214. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I wonder if Gardner tries too hard when he bats leadoff to “set the table”.

  215. Abe Peteraham July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Laura, I’m w ya, Godzilla was always classy. Most fans get it.

  216. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Jeter on a tear :)

  217. yankeefeminista July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Atta boy, Jete.

  218. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    @prufrock. Yea a sub 300 obp in AAA surely means competent major leaguer. But hey keep up the good evaluations bud
    ///

    Yea maybe give a look at his July numbers why don’t you. These players aren’t finished products.

    JETE!

  219. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Jeter’s been swinging the bat well these last 2 games

  220. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    There you go Jeter. Still kills LHP.

  221. Abe Peteraham July 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Come on G man, tie this up

  222. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Eroc isn’t serious. Can’t be.

  223. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Cmon Tex. Tie this up.

  224. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Of course they will turn Tex around to his awful side

  225. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Here comes the black hole

  226. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    How sad is this. Even with the short porch the A’s are going to force Tex to bat lefty because they know how useless he’s been from that side

  227. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Grandy is like a strikeout machine these days.

  228. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Game threads are beyond awful here.

  229. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Yea maybe give a look at his July numbers why don’t you.

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

    .298 OBP in July, but a HARD .298 OBP.

  230. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    –Laura, I’m w ya, Godzilla was always classy. Most fans get it.

    I’ll never forget it when he apologized after he broke his wrist. I’d never seen a player apologize for an injury before. He was doing his job; no need to say sorry.

  231. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Tex is hitting .220 against righties. I didn’t realize it was that bad.

  232. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    tex has to get on base, cano has to bat here

  233. Salliedogs7 July 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Let’s go Robbie.

  234. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    That shift is so freaking annoying

  235. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Be patient now Cano

  236. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    “I’ll never forget it when he apologized after he broke his wrist. I’d never seen a player apologize for an injury before. He was doing his job; no need to say sorry.”

    Not only that, but didn’t he play in over 1,000 consecutive games before he broke the wrist? He earned a little rest, lol

  237. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Wow you’re awfully snippy, bud. I wasn’t even talking to you, but I don’t mind that he hits for average and slugs and can play the corner with some competence. A bench player who can slug and give Alex a blow would be an asset. Certainly wouldn’t damn the guy, he’s got some decent pop.

  238. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    damn!

  239. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Shyte!

  240. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    grandy is top 5 in american league in strikeouts. that is the only weakness in his game…

  241. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    It’s no wonder that Jeter and Matsui are close; two classiest players in the game IMO.

  242. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    The 1st pitch to Cano was right there to hit, I am surprised he wasn’t all over that pitch.

  243. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    No HR. No runs.

  244. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Wow you’re awfully snippy, bud

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

    Didn’t mean to be snippy, JAP. It actually is a hard .298 OBP. .650 slugging %age in July.

  245. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    In Japanese culture, people apologize when they feel they have failed…..To him getting hurt was failing to his teammates and fans

  246. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    My apologies, Mell. I’m not familiar with that usage.

  247. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Good thing Teixeira told everyone he isn’t comfortable hitting lefty. Because, you know, wouldn’t want opposing managers to not know that kind of information…

  248. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Gardner missed that one

  249. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Cashman needs to get a lefty for pen and a top SP. Cant go into battle with logan as ur lefty

  250. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Nice Tex.

  251. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Cashman needs to get a lefty for pen and a top SP. Cant go into battle with logan as ur lefty

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

    Not much of a lefty reliever market. Very weak. Especially with Choate apparently taken off the market by Fla. No accident he’s grabbing up guys like Flores and Romero.

  252. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Martin stop trying to hit a grand slam

  253. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Trade Phil Hughes for Aroldis Chapman.

  254. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Russell, I had not dared hope…

  255. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Binder Joe all ready to give up an out

  256. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I don’t like Nunez bunting. He can hit, let the kid hit. So stupid…

  257. UnKnown July 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Pinch hit laird here this inning.

  258. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    all right, opportunity presents itself.

  259. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    This is ridiculous…

  260. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Bunting?

    Seriously?

  261. ET July 23rd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    “Trade Phil Hughes for Aroldis Chapman”

    At this point, we might not even be able to get Francisco Cordero for him.

  262. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    1 down, 2 to go;

    dp?

  263. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Girardi is a moron, Nunez just wasted an at bat. He is one of their best contact hitters and has been hitting well. Now Girardi is hoping Posada can turn back the clock.

  264. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Laird – another Yankee minor league position player that can’t hit.

  265. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    LOL, told you.

    suckers.

  266. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Posada to the rescue as always woulda been better off with Laird

  267. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Does that really surprise anyone? Posada has been dreadful recently so I didn’t expect anything else from him. Girardi and Cashman are really having a hard time moving on from the past.

  268. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Ah! Now I see.

    Girardi knew Posada would hit a weak roller to the SS. What a genius call the bunt.

  269. sunny615 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Posada. Christ. Move on Yankees.

  270. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Are you a yankee fan?, or a masoquist that enjoys it when the team is loosing?

  271. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Posada 4 for 4 with homer vs. Balfour prior to that GDIP.

  272. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Move on to what? Andruw Jones?

  273. ET July 23rd, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Laird is a dreadful player. It doesn’t matter how many positions he can play if he can’t hit.

    How they allowed SF to get Keppinger for nothing is beyond me. The lineup is very very weak at the bottom now from 6-9.

  274. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    now all the 2nd guesses> i love it. laird the guy half of you clowns think has no future should have hit.

    jorge does suck but it is a yankee management credo, for the core 4. you have to play them till they are beyond bad and overpay them also.

    michael big head kay again with aj is there #2 starter!!!!Who said that? if he is their #2 starter I am donald trump…. aj sucks regardless of how much money he makes……….

    more clutch ab’s today and the 17 run mirage is wiped away………….

  275. bruceb July 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Two runs against Rich Harden and the awful As…I could cry. Posada had his pitch to hit and, as has been mostly the case this season, missed it. Bet the Mariners can’t wait to get to Yankee Stadium to end their losing streak.

  276. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    luis,
    You are one of the most congenial, polite posters here, and even you are getting fed up! I’m with you.

  277. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    et, seriously are you that stupid?????????

    laird is not putrid, the guy is 23 killed in AA last year, and has done well in AAA this year after getting off to a terrible start..

    take your meds..

  278. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    What a genius call the bunt.
    ================

    Was OK with bunting Nunez.

  279. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Posada 4 for 4 with homer vs. Balfour prior to that GDIP.

    ————–

    Just curious. Has he face Balfour this season?

  280. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Posada is a auto out. No reason to have him on the team. All he does is eat the free buffet food before and after. Send him packing.

  281. DocTodd July 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    The core 4 is the 2 Pew plus Magnificent Mo.

  282. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    this is all you need to know. oakland wanted to turn tex around to his majority side so he hit lefty… think about that.. tex is the last to know that he sucks lefty, cannot stay back, and is pull happpy.

    tex gets no grief if arod was doing what he is doing people would be going bananas…

  283. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Girardi’s binder hurts the Yanks once again….

    A lefty has to face a lefty…even if the lefty pitcher is awful and the hitter hits lefties really well.

    You ask a good hitter to give himself up for an awful hitter

    Not being able to move on from a 40 year old that throws hissy fits

  284. backbench July 23rd, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    “Girardi and Cashman are really having a hard time moving on from the past.”

    So true, and with the talent at the AAA level waiting for a chance, the Team is really high centered.

  285. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    It’s kind of weird to have Robertson pitching when they are losing by 2 runs

  286. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Just curious. Has he face Balfour this season?

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

    Not so much, no.

  287. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Our DH hitting .223 . How is Boston’s DH doing? What is the point of all this. We will never win the American League Penant with the DH or pitchers we have. Tex is a total mess as well. How is the Sox first basemen dong??

  288. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    cahsman would move on from the past. he is not the problem the steinnys are the problem.

    there is absolutely no chance cashman would have given jeter that contract NONE>>>>>>>>>>>

    jeter is a $6 mill a year player on a 1 year deal. the yanks gave him 4 for about $15 mill peer. and the newspapers in NY were outraged that this deal was not more generous, after all they owed jeter.

    also posada would have gotten a 3 year deal if cashman had total control….

    cahsman wants to treat these guys like epstein does it is managments issues…

  289. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Tom,

    yes i’m fed up… i just can’t understand that kind of posters, i mean you are supposed to have fun and intelligent discussions here, all i get from this…….!@ is crap!!!

  290. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks Mell.

  291. DocTodd July 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    If Montero is still a Yankee after the trade deadline, they are total morons if they don’t bring him up…

  292. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Matsui has now hit 7 of his 8 homers off lefties this year. And is hitting 30 points higher vs. lefties than righties. What binder is that that Girardi is looking at, anyway?

  293. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    CAVEAT EMPTOR!

    Luis is none other than C R 9.

    Let the poster beware!

    tomingeorgia, take note. Luis/C R 9 is the poster child for wolves in sheep’s clothing!

    LOL.

  294. tampa yankee fan July 23rd, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Release Posada now. Put him out of his misery and us out of ours.

  295. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The contract that Jeter and Arod have are the most absurd documents I have ever been made aware of. Total stupidity. Can anyone explain all the empty seats today and almost every day at the Stadium. Perhaps things are not as rosey as we think.

  296. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I would bring in Ayala there is no reason for Robertson to waste bullets here when they are losing.

  297. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    montero should be up, that us true. he should be up now….

  298. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Stuart,

    Are you sure you’ve picked the right game to lash out at Jeter rather than Posada?

    You whine all the time. At least try to be a little more efficient about it.

  299. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Not a fan of using a guy outside his role, especially one as important as Robertson.

  300. kd July 23rd, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    drob for starter!

  301. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    bringing ayala in would be stupid. so robertson saves 10 pitches.

    i believe using robertson not only in save situations. he is far from overused. girardi manages the pens workload well.

  302. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    The contract that Jeter and Arod have are the most absurd documents I have ever been made aware of.

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

    See: Lackey, John

  303. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    luis July 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Are you a yankee fan?, or a masoquist that enjoys it when the team is loosing?

    yeah, I AM.
    sometimes people just have to suck in up.

  304. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Not a fan of using a guy outside his role, especially one as important as Robertson.

    ——————

    Girardi is getting DRob ready for when Sori gets back and is handed his job ;)

  305. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    yanks4ever,
    I don’t care who the hell he is, he’s absolutely right on this.

  306. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    jeter is not as bad as posada. but that is like saying the 250 pound overweigh guy is much smaller then the guy 300 pounds overweight.

    jeter hits 1st or 2nd, that is laughable…

    jorge is total toast. jeter is a league avg shrotstop being paid like a top 10 player in baseball.

  307. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Girardi is getting DRob ready for when Sori gets back and is handed his job

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

    Freakin’ Binder!!!!! ;(

  308. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Laird – another Yankee minor league position player that can’t hit.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    You’d better check out his numbers in his career, stupid. Career .278, averages 18-20 homers over a fullseason along with 25 doubles, 80 RBI, doesn’t strike out.

    So much for another minor leager that can’t hit.

  309. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    fxxxxking awful game.
    blames on YES, they mentioned 9-1 in this home stand.

  310. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Stuart I agree one million percent I have have been rooting for these gys a long long time. Not some new be.

  311. mills837 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Have a fond memories of Jorge but let’s face it, why would you put him in with RISP? Who didn’t see that out (do) coming?

  312. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I don’t know who you are, and i don’t care. But you shouldn’t accuse a poster of being some else simply because you don’t agree with him. I’m out

  313. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Foul?

  314. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    tough decision on whether to run or not

  315. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Now Gardner has to run, he can’t give Jeter the chance to hit into a DP.

  316. JobaTipsHisCap July 23rd, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    oh my; just no luck

  317. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Oh man, I thought that was going to land fair.

  318. Yanks78 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Can’t run here. Gardner’s run means nothing. Have to give Grandy and Tex a chance to tie it

  319. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Run Gardner run!!!

  320. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Nice!!

  321. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Toast Jeter!

  322. jacksquat July 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Hey, a Jeterian hit…

  323. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Running is a tough call down 2.

  324. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Derek looks great!

  325. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Nice!!! Now Granderson and Tex have to do their jobs. …

  326. Mell July 23rd, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Didn’t realize Bailey has only 18 innings in so far this year.

  327. NOLAyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I’d take a C-Bomb from C-Grand right here.

  328. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Bailey blew one vs the Sox.

    He owes the Yanks.

  329. NOLAyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    wow that was almost the game – really a gutsy call.

  330. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    double steal!!! all the way…maybe Tex can come through…at least get the fly out…

  331. NOLAyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    damn. come on robbie

  332. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    God Tex is so freaking awful. I actually detest when he comes up

  333. jeter2711 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    TEX COME THROUGH LOLZ

  334. Benny Blanco July 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Good Job Tex with the fly out. :)

  335. NOLAyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    bailey needs to uncork a WP here…

  336. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    and the thing is he gets no heat whatsoever from the media

  337. syd_cash July 23rd, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    sigh…i hate first pitch swinging…(why is Tex swinging at the first pitch and this pitcher has not been throwing strikes…ridiculous) Robbie has been hot lately maybe he can get it done. :)

  338. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Tex’s swing is really ugly. He has to realize it’s rock bottom and be willing to work with Long on changing his swing. What a pathetic at bat at least take some pitches.

  339. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    tomingeorgia you should care. He posted some personal info about you on the blog one day. LOL. Maybe you missed it.

    Just remember about repeating historys mistakes if you don’t learn from it.

    CAVEAT EMPTOR. All of you.

  340. jeter2711 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    tHAT SWING WAS GOSH AWFUL AND THE FIRST PITCH BESIDES

  341. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    They are going to throw Cano crap off the plate here. He has to be patient…

  342. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    He is never going to change his swing. remember his comment from last year when he was “struggling” look at the back of my baseball card

  343. Yank1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Beltran please. Just too many blackholes in the lineup.

  344. LGY July 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Disappointing.

  345. Benny Blanco July 23rd, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Terrible an. Then why swing cano??? Come on

  346. G-C July 23rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Very undisciplined, crappy at bat by Cano.

    They won’t play more than .500 ball until Rodriguez gets back if he can’t take his game to the next level.

  347. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Send Hip Hip to the old folks home today. I am sick of seeing him in a Yankee uniform. This team is going no where

  348. sunny615 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Darn it.

  349. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    yanks4ever,

    Nice try CR 9. What a loser you are

  350. jeter2711 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Does anyone have our record when trailing after 7?

  351. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    our suppose #2 starter is 8 and 8 with a mid 4 era.

    yep the hillbilly is a true stud. he should get a tatto I SUCK…

  352. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    That was dreadful from Cano. Calling time or not there was no reason to swing at that pitch. It wasn’t even close to a pitch he can hit. He has no clue how good he can be if he had any patience at all.

  353. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    jeter2711,

    I think they have only come back 3 times

  354. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    The hillbilly is an ass. Mental midget fool.

  355. yanks28 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    That’s it. I’m ready to pronounce Mark Teixeira the new Dave Kingman.

  356. mills837 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Still blame Girardi for putting Jorge in….someone please explain why Nunez didn’t bunt with 2 strikes to move the man over?

  357. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    tex hit a fly ball to the outfield at this point that is all we can ask…

    tex sucks and for canop being so great hitting 294 is not exactly domoination. great hitters hit 330, not 290 with a 3330 obp.. he is not great. he could be great but again I hate to say it but pedroia the balding midget is better………

  358. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I don’t understand why Robbie swung when he didn’t get the time out call. Makes no sense. The ball wasn’t even a strike.

  359. Betsy July 23rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This is how the Yankees are – they score a bunch of runs one game and then almost none the next.

  360. rr212 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I guess they are tipping their caps again.

  361. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    cano swings at everything. he has something called hero complex…

    cano swinging at bad pitches is the norm not the exception……

  362. DocTodd July 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Not much pie this season. :(

  363. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    How can you score almost no runs :???:

  364. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Cano has hero complex? :shock:

  365. DocTodd July 23rd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    A’s snap 11 game losing streak….shocking

  366. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    There’s not one hitter in this lineup who I have confidence in in a late inning clutch situation. I would probably take Gonzalez, Ortiz, Pedroia, and Youkilis on the Sox before I go to a Yankee…

  367. UnKnown July 23rd, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Mills probably because bunting foul with two strikes is an out.

  368. raymagnetic July 23rd, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Gardner and Jeter got on base today in a “clutch” situation.

  369. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    RS,

    and Ellsbury. Well at least now the talk has died down how the Yankees have a better offense then the Sox. Remember those fun arguments a few months ago?

  370. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I really hope Montero is in the minors because they don’t think he is ready and it has NOTHING to do with Posada. It’s a joke already how they are getting nothing from their DH but he has to play because of who he is.

  371. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The thing that bothers me most about Tex is that he comes into AB’s looking to hit a homerun, and he even admits as much. In that 9th inning AB all he needed to do was hit a line drive…even a ground ball would have brought a run home. But he was so focused on elevating the ball he could have easily hit another pop up.

  372. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    You’d better check out his numbers in his career, stupid. Career .278, averages 18-20 homers over a fullseason along with 25 doubles, 80 RBI, doesn’t strike out. So much for another minor leager that can’t hit.

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

    I repeat. Another minor league ballplayer that cannot hit big league pitching. He stunk in spring training this year and being pulled for a pinch hitter shows just how much confidence they have in him.

    But we get it. Your life is immersing yourself in minor league minutiae; you have no perspective whatsoever.

  373. sunny615 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Another weak offensive performance. Sigh.

  374. Purenyyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    This team is so inconsistent its ridiculous. These are the teams we need to beat up on. Oakland, Seattle and Baltimore. Nunez MUST get that bunt down and maybe things are different. I’m sick of watching these MLB clowns refusing to square around and give themselves up on a SACRIFICE bunt.

  375. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Because he’s Robbie Cano and he’s an idiot.

    Cano’s walks had increased every year, culminating in 57 last year, his best year at the plate. patience was working for him. And then he gets to spring training this year and announces he’s not going to be patient anymore, that he’s going to be more aggressive. And what you see are the results. He’s on pace for 31 walks this year. 31. A player who has MVP-type talent, but is underachieving because he gets himself out half the time. Opposing pitchers know they don’t have to throw him a strike now.

    There’s only one word to describe Cano: moron. Okay, imbecile would work, too.

    The guy is throwing away a chance to be great because …. why? He’s impatient and stubborn. That’s it. It makes no sense. You have success being patient and then decide to change back to the way you were as a rookie, when you were not having nearly as much success. That is just stupidity.

  376. Bronx Jeers July 23rd, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle,

    Which one is CR?

  377. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    granderson with 104 K’s..OUCH.

    tex hitting under 240…. Cano huge tease.

    2 on no outs they get 1 run, same old story….

  378. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    How about 40 thousand people screaminf DFA every time Posada comes up. Would management get the message. I bet they would and the bumm would be gone. We have the power

  379. LockDown July 23rd, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    RS July 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The thing that bothers me most about Tex is that he comes into AB’s looking to hit a homerun, and he even admits as much. In that 9th inning AB all he needed to do was hit a line drive…even a ground ball would have brought a run home. But he was so focused on elevating the ball he could have easily hit another pop up.
    —–

    Yep. He got good wood on it, but tries for the fences. Could have tied the game up right there.

  380. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    they miss arod bigtime. i wonder whta tex’s avg is when arod is hurt, seems to me it has been horrible..

    they have so much dead weight on this team, that people are actually waiting for eric chavez to come back!!!!the guy has had about 200 AB’s in the last 4 years…..

    desperate..

  381. austinmac July 23rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I, like many of you, search for Yankee trade rumors. Their are very few, and they seem to involve relief pitching, which is a strong part of the team. Frankly, I don’t understand not getting a good bat if no good starters are available.

    As good as Posada has been over the years, didn’t we all know a DP was coming? All players get old and lose their ability. As I have said before, that is no shame, but it is shameful if the Yankees let personal issues drag down the team.

  382. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    yanks4ever

  383. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    To have Posada bat in a clutch situation is just stupidity.

  384. Laura - I Bleed Blue July 23rd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Granderson is in a funk right now. He seems to strike out at least twice a game these days. As far as Tex is concerned, I give up. He’s not going to change his approach at the plate so I’m going to stop wishing for it.

  385. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    think of the craziness. jorge gets outraged he gets moved down in the order.

    jeter is outraged that cashman told him he can look for another team and 4 years $68 mill is only about 2 years and $56 mill to much.

    they have dead weight. the sux dead weight is drew and lackey who has pitched better…..

  386. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Tripleshort think what you want. Just keep your eyes open.

    Luis is C R 9.

    Ten years in the US and college educated? Masoquist?

  387. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    the yanks simply should call up montero. he has the chance to be a star hitter, socts them nothing WHY THE HELL NOT???????????

  388. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I wonder what Teixeira’s walk rate has been since ARod went down. I feel like he’s getting more and more aggressive at the plate, and his OBP is plummeting. 2009 Tex would have worked a long AB against Bailey, not swung at the first pitch that was out of the strike zone.

    In the 3rd inning, I would have no problem with a 1 pitch sac fly. But when you’re down to the last couple outs in the 9th inning and you have the pitcher on the ropes, you have to be more patient than that. Same goes for Cano.

  389. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    stuart a, please provide a source for your comment that “jeter is outraged that cashman told him he can look for another team…”

    outraged?

    I think he’s admitted it bothered him, but outraged?

    I think you’re just pulling stuff out of your *** now.

  390. Ace July 23rd, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    The offense is 2 bats short. 3b n DH. 3b is solved when A rod is back. Posada is useless. Either bring montero up or trade for beltran. With avg SP u may as well load up on offense

  391. LockDown July 23rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This game was winnable. But the offense can’t get it done.

    Girardi wanting Nunez to bunt, just so that Posada can come in. Nunez has been hitting better in these situations than Posada. But…. The Binder strikes again.

    Teix trying for a 3 run homer in the 9th when all he had to do was line drive it. Different day, same story

    Cano swings at a ball outside when he wasn’t even ready to swing. smh

  392. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I repeat. Another minor league ballplayer that cannot hit big league pitching. He stunk in spring training this year and being pulled for a pinch hitter shows just how much confidence they have in him.

    But we get it. Your life is immersing yourself in minor league minutiae; you have no perspective whatsoever.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    26 at bats in his first ST. so much to go on.

    I suggest that you find a gas oven, “immerse” your head in it and breathe deeply. You’re an idiot and beyond that, a troll.

  393. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    (L, 8-8) 5.2 6 3 3 3 6 1 100-59 4.21 that is the hillbilly’s #’s our supposed #2 starter. Better then last year but last year was 1 of the worse years pitching in hte history of the franchise…

    if the hillbilly was a real #2 the yanks are up 3 games over the sux… agai nthis is a guy who the league hits under 230 against, I thin kthat is better then against CC. The walks, hbp, wild pitches, and homers kill this guy. he literally is 1 of the most clueless athletes ever……

  394. bruceb July 23rd, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Yankees circa 2009 would have won that game no sweat. Runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs in the last two innings and we can only score one run. Seriously? No problem scoring runs last night but, of course, when the pressure’s on you need to man up. Gardner and Jeter did just that in the 9th. We had the right men up – Grandy, Tex and Cano – and all three failed. The time has passed for excuses. That’s at least two games we have let slip this week. Many more and we can wave goodbye to the Red Sox.

  395. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    yanks4ever,

    Must be hot in Florida today huh?

  396. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    jeter went to the press and had his agent close go thru a boras routine. again Jeter is paid like a superstar he is at best a league avg shortstop who also btw is 37…

    jeter should retire at the end of the year….he is toast……

  397. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    redsux. as is the yanks are not as good as the red suc. not as tough, not as resilient, just not as good….

  398. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Close never said Jeter was “outraged.” Or even angry.
    Jeter never said he was “outraged.”

    So where do you get that?

    You make an accusation like that, you should back it up, or admit you’re just bloviating.

    “toast” Jeter had 3 hits today, by the way.

  399. Captain Clutch July 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    The lineup really needs another big bat to slide into the DH spot. It’s a very short list of guys who are consistent on the team. Right now it’s basically Cano, Granderson and Gardner. The other guys get a hit here and there. They have to move on from Posada and get someone who can actually hit as the DH. You can’t have as many dead spots in the lineup and not expect it to hurt you.

  400. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    if tex and aj would just perform at levels they should the yanks are up 5 games on the sux but aj has never performed at that level for any reasonable period of time and tex is a stubborn fool who refuses to make any adjustments…

  401. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I repeat. Another minor league ballplayer that cannot hit big league pitching. He stunk in spring training this year and being pulled for a pinch hitter shows just how much confidence they have in him.

    But we get it. Your life is immersing yourself in minor league minutiae; you have no perspective whatsoever.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    26 at bats in his first ST. so much to go on.

    I suggest that you find a gas oven, “immerse” your head in it and breathe deeply. You’re an idiot and beyond that, a troll.

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

    Awwww. Tough guy losing control? How about posting an update on Custodio to get you back on an even keel. Or shall we talk Jane Fonda?

  402. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I’m not pinning all the blame on Burnett. Look at the rotation the Red Sox are throwing out there right now. Burnett would be their second best starter with Buchholz and Lester on the DL. And yet they keep finding ways to win.

    Come playoff time we can debate the merits of AJ, but for right now, the offense needs to pick up the slack when the starters give up 3 runs or less. We have 3 starters in the rotation who have had a boatload of no-decisions and losses while pitching well. The offense is just too inconsistent.

  403. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    You stupid ass. Do you honestly think that bothers me?

  404. Purenyyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    We will be 3 games back after Boston hammers pathetic Seattle.

  405. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Jeter retire and leave 40 million on the table. Sure and Posada will rebound and hit 320. I am cracking up.

  406. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    jeter had 3 hits today. the guy has a slugging % like robert andino, or marco scutaro, or others.

    jeter is at best an avg shortstop that does not take away fro mthe fact he use to be great and is a automatic HOF’er. he is toast. he has like 20 extra base hits for the season…..

    people think saying bad things about jeters performance over the lat 1.5 years takes away what he was it does not. it is called getting old………

  407. longtimefan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Another sucky game by Burnett but he is only making $16.5 million, so guess who’s laughing.
    Hard to make post season with only 1 truely reliable pitcher!

  408. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    WCYF,
    Jane Fonda? Are you Jane Fonda?

  409. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    clowns really look at rotations of teams. aj is the #2 starter on teams like KC, baltimore, houston, pittsburgh, really bad teams.

    aj stinks he is a #5… end the story……….

  410. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Burnett didn’t pitch poorly today. It was the Yankee bats that failed.

  411. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    “We will be 3 games back after Boston hammers pathetic Seattle.”

    I am dreading the possibility of having to face Seattle on the heels of a 15 game losing streak.

  412. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Playoffs? Playoffs?

  413. Purenyyankee July 23rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I’m the biggest Burnett basher out there, but he kept us in the game. Scoring 3 runs is unacceptable.

  414. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    WCYF, Jane Fonda? Are you Jane Fonda?

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

    Are you Glenn Beck?

  415. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    why would jeter leave $40 mill on the table .after all he can embarass himself for the next 3 years.

    Newsflash he is 37, how is he going to play at 39 in 2 years. talk about ugly. I am sure he needs the money. after all he probably has only made $250 mill so far…….

    when is enough enough????

  416. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Betances on the hill tonight.

  417. RS July 23rd, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Who cares what Burnett’s getting paid? He’s the 4th best pitcher on this team, 5 if you count Nova. He’s not the reason the Yankees are losing. Garcia and Colon have ERA’s in the mid-3.00′s and also have .500 records. Are you going to say they’re terrible gutless losers too?

  418. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Just because he isn’t what he used to be (which is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and one of the greatest shortstops to ever play the game) doesn’t make him “toast.”

    Who do you want at shortstop? Eduardo “13 errors” Nunez? I’ll take Jeter even at this stage of his career every day of the week.

    And you keep ducking my original point. You accused Jeter of “being outraged” at what Cashman said. I’ve asked you twice to back that up with anything resembling a fact. And all we get is the repeated gibbering of “Jeter is toast” (which is laughable considering he’s hitting over .270 and just got 3 more hits today).

  419. longtimefan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Burnett put himself in tough situations just as he has all year long, he is unreliable as he was all last year–very little improvement if any over 2010

  420. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    burnett did not pitch that poorly today that is true. i am talking about his overall performance since he has been here. aj is good on the pie’s in the face but that is about it..

    he stinks, not real complicated… imagine the late 90′s teams”’ pettite, cone, wells, el duque, etc.

    aj could not hold those guys jockstraps….he is not good but hey he is nice to the press so what the hell what is a $13 mill a year overpay among friends….

  421. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    WCYF,
    If I had a choice, it would be Glen Beck.

  422. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    stuart a,

    you know nothing about competition. Competitors live to compete. Jeter’s a competitor. You’re a jealous little foof who sits on a message board and calls a Hall of Famer “toast” and then makes up lies like “Jeter was outraged” at cashman’s comment.

    Crawl back under your rock.

  423. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    jeter was outraged at the yankee offer. and again any person who thinks his present contract is not an outrageous overpay is delusional…Jeter paid appropriately based on his performance would allow the yanks possibly to spend money elsewhere….if this was jeter big chane to make some coin fine, but again if he made les then $250 million in his career I would be suprised…

    jeter is not very good anymore and if he was not the shortstop that does not mean nunez would be…

    dill picker you are clueless.. jeters obp, slugging, and other stats like that are atrocious.. he is on pace for about 50 rbi’s if he picks it up. he did miss 20 games but those #’s are embarrasing..he has zero range also…

  424. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    dill pickler are you dereks boyfriend. man you are taking the facts hard. my daughter has a fish named jeter I am not exactly a jeter hater. he is just old and not that good. it happentd to babe ruth, mantle, griffey, it happens to all of them..

    jeter is stealing fro mthe yanks and yes it does affect the team.. they are not fort knox and because of the aging core 4 now 3, it affects them on the field. since they cannot make decisions strictly based on performance….

  425. Yank1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    “Betances on the hill tonight.”

    Hope this audition goes better than his last one

  426. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I can’t believe some of you still read stuart little’s posts. He’s been on auto ignore for me for a long time now. Just let him talk to himself.

  427. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Again, for the fourth time, back up your lie that jeter was “outraged.”

    Just one reference to a quote, an article, anything, from Jeter or his agent, his parents, something.

    Instead, all we get from you is more bloviating.

    Btw, Jeter’s hit leadoff most of the year. Not an rbi position. Just a little “inside baseball” tip to file away.

    Crawl back into bed with your pedroia poster.

  428. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    WCYF, Jane Fonda? Are you Jane Fonda?

    ——————–

    It’s a well-known, proven fact that westy is a number of characters here, but I don’t recall Jane Fonda being one of them.

    Besides, Jane is 5’8″, according to imdb. That’s a full 5 inches over westy’s height.

  429. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    WCYF,
    Jane Fonda? Are you Jane Fonda?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Closer to Cinderella.

  430. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I have no idea what you’re talking about & would like to keep it that way.

  431. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    dill pickler look at jeter sluggin % lower then gardner a guy you laugh of for his lack of power. I am also not going thru all the articles on the jeter contract drama to prove my point. you do not beleive me so be it… me proving something to you is not real important to my life.

    tar good 1 you moron.

    we are all wrong, our eyes are lieing jeter is still great. expect 312, 18, 75 + rbis, 25 + sb….an 390 OBP…

  432. bruceb July 23rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Usually I’ve calmed down after a defeat by now but it’s taking me longer to get over this one. Rich Harden sucks, the As suck, AJ Burnett sucks (although he’s sucked a lot worse than today) and the whole Yankees offense sucks (when it counted today). Horrible loss; horrible week. 5-5 after the All Star Break when it should have been 7-3.

  433. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Tar, I know, but it’s just too fun. Catch him making stuff up and then watch him squirm and dodge when you ask him to back it up.

  434. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Guy’s a parent?? I am deeply fearful for that child.

  435. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Aldo, GB7,
    Jane looked good in Barbarella, not so good on an AA gun. I remember that picture in Stars and Stripes, never will forget it.

  436. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Who’s saying Jeter is “still great”?

    I simply demanded you back up your lie that “Jeter was outraged”…

    It’s a lie. There is no article, no quote, no nothing to back it up because it’s not true.

    You made it up to try and back up your jealousy and hatred of Jeter, that’s all.

    You’re a liar.

  437. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    the problem is the red sox play like the way the 90′s yanks use to. and we play like the sox did. a team of stars who do not take as many pitch’s do not do the little things etc..

    i am as big of a yankee fan as anyone but we have about 3 soft spots in the lineup. if martin and jeter were hitting 8th and 9th, arod was back, and they fixed the dh situation then there lineup would be loaded.. they need to hit to overcome the suspect starting rotation..

  438. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    WCYF, If I had a choice, it would be Glen Beck.

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

    Of course you would.

  439. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Dill, stop making him look up words :D

  440. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    I can’t believe some of you still read stuart little’s posts. He’s been on auto ignore for me for a long time now. Just let him talk to himself.
    ///

    I barely read him. The minute I see “stupid” “fat” “toast” “moron”, etc. they all swim together.

  441. J. Alfred Prufrock July 23rd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    OK. Bye.

  442. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Aldo, GB7,
    Jane looked good in Barbarella, not so good on an AA gun. I remember that picture in Stars and Stripes, never will forget it.

    ——————————–

    Barbarella … aaaahhh, the memories!

  443. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    dill pickler take your meds man…

    outraged over nothing. jeter is old, not as good as he was. he thinks he is above what other players go thru. it does not make him a bad person it is probably the reason he has been such a great player.. if he was all you think he was and is he would tell management bat me where ever it can help the team the most and when his performance is actually hurting the team he will retire.

    that is not heroic that is normal…

  444. GreenBeret7 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    Aldo, GB7,
    Jane looked good in Barbarella, not so good on an AA gun. I remember that picture in Stars and Stripes, never will forget it.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Tom, nobody can dispute her looks and acting ability. It was the rats in her head that screwed her up.

  445. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm
    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    WCYF, If I had a choice, it would be Glen Beck.

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

    Of course you would.

    ————————————-

    And, of course, YOU’D prefer being the woman, right?

  446. Tar July 23rd, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Dill

    I get it. His baseball intelligence is nil. And as far as I remember, he’s not very funny either. So I don’t waste my time reading anything he posts.

  447. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Memo to Cash … lefty reliever, righty bat … please!!!!!!

  448. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Jane looked good in Barbarella, not so good on an AA gun. I remember that picture in Stars and Stripes, never will forget it.

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

    Jane Fonda has said publicly her trip to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site was and I quote ”was a betrayal of American forces and of the country that gave me privilege.

    I’ll tell you what I won’t forget. 2 million dead Vietnamese and all the atrocities committed there.

  449. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I’ll tell you what I won’t forget. 2 million dead Vietnamese and all the atrocities committed there.

    ————————————-

    So move there. I promise you won’t be missed.

  450. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    stuart a., are there meds you can take that would make you honest?

    You posted an out-and-out lie about Jeter.

    I called you on it.

    Since then, you have failed to back up your scurrilous claim, and just continue sputtering gibberish.

  451. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    From MLBTR’s:
    On Rays center fielder B.J. Upton, Rosenthal says: “[He] will be traded. You can trust me on that.”

    Prufrock-

    Is the poster you’re talking about “stupid” “fat” “toast” “moron”

  452. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    … and the atrocities you commit on this blog daily? What about ‘em?

  453. LockDown July 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    The yankees are good enough to make it to the playoffs. They could catch lightening in a bottle and win it all.

    But this feels like a transition year. We have some minor leaguers that aren’t ready. We have aging players who we can’t upgrade from or who are breaking down physically.

    What’s making this worse are a couple of players who are playing below what they should.

  454. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    WCYF,
    Not going to argue. I love Vietnam and its people. Been back three times in the last 7 years. Invested there. Who committed the atrocities you cite? I think our adversaries were responsible for more, eye-witness and anecdotal, not acceptable on a statistics site. What Fonda did, though, fits any definition of treason.

  455. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    A bat, a bat, my kingdom for a bat………………plus a reliever who can get lefties and righties out. No more LOOGY’s for me.

  456. Stoneburner July 23rd, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Well this does not sound good:

    via mlbtraderumors

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweets that the Red Sox and White Sox have been scouting each other a lot in the past week, and it’s not just for the upcoming series between the two. Speculation here (from Steve Adams), but both Edwin Jackson and Carlos Quentin were rumored to be potential White Sox trade chips earlier today, and both could help in Boston.

  457. igotid88 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Their record without A-Rod is never good.

  458. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Jeter was outraged. I do not have time to look for proof but it is a known fact.

  459. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    WCYF, Not going to argue. I love Vietnam and its people. Been back three times in the last 7 years. Invested there. Who committed the atrocities you cite? I think our adversaries were responsible for more, eye-witness and anecdotal, not acceptable on a statistics site. What Fonda did, though, fits any definition of treason.

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

    US forces committed untold atrocities. I heard, in person, numerous eyewitness reports from soldiers who were there and observed these acts. I am also very well read on the subject. Slaughtering entire villages, napalm, carpet bombing. And since when did others atrocities justify our committing them?

    What Jane Fonda did, which she apologized for, was to expose our government’s lies and do what she thought was right to expose the lies and help end the war. She was no more a traitor than those soldiers who committed atrocities.

  460. mykyl1 July 23rd, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Their record without Arod is better then with Arod. Fact not fantasy

  461. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I’m getting a feeling the NYY will trade for a bat. Girardi has been transitioning Posada out of DH very methodically yet subtly. Every once in a while, Girardi will throw a bone to Posada like today where he let him pinch hit. When they bring in somebody new, Girardi wants Posada to feel like he had been given every chance to turn around his season. I think today’s PH was a show of loyalty to Posada but also a hint. It won’t be long before Joe can’t find spots for Jorge at all, and PH will be all Jorge has left…so get used to PH now.

    Cashman will trade for a bat.

    Could be Pence. Could be Rasmus. Could be Melky. Could be Beltran. Could be someone unexpected like Matt Kemp.

  462. Bret The Hitman July 23rd, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I’d love to see Kemp in RF and Swisher as the DH.

    Kemp is just 2 years from free agency while the team is in financial disarray.

    He’d be cheaper than Ubaldo.

  463. AldotheApache July 23rd, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    What Jane Fonda did, which she apologized for, was to expose our government’s lies and do what she thought was right to expose the lies and help end the war. She was no more a traitor than those soldiers who committed atrocities.

    ———-

    This coming from a vocabulary-challenged nincompoop, who has likened modern American troops to Nazis, and has clearly never served but sees fit to criticize the very men and women who defend the liberties he hides behind

  464. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Sorry, WCYF, lending aid and comfort to the enemy is treason. What you’ve heard and read doesn’t add up to what my experience was. You have Lt. Calley and My Lai. What I have is seeing a village wiped out, about 400, and all the males killed for opposing the viet cong (NVA) and refusing conscription, another hamlet where men, women and children were slaughtered, about 200 souls, for the same reason. I helped bury them. And then I see Jane on an AA gun.

  465. DocTodd July 23rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Great article in NY Yimes about Igawa. He hasn’t pitched for Yanks since 2008, never watches their games and no longer follows the team…

  466. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Stoneburner & Bret-

    Bat could be Quentin. Red Sox play the White Sox the last 3 days of the month in Chicago. Maybe the RS do bring home one or both of Quentin and Jackson.

    Yankees play Mariners next with King Felix finishing the series next Wednesday. If the losing streak continues, maybe he’ll change his mind about re-upping with the Mariners and be willing to waive his NTC “only” for the Yankees! He’ll save himself the plane ride home.

  467. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Everybody,
    I apologize for the digression.

  468. Yankee Trader July 23rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I’m outta here.

    tom -no apology necessary.

    Win tomorrow-lefty+day game=Yankee win-even though it’s Gio Gonzalez with his paltry ERA :)

  469. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Hi everyone, again

    Tom, no need to apologize at least i understand, i got a little mad a while a go i shouldn’t either

  470. DocTodd July 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Cashman on Igawa..”He drives faster than his fastball.”

  471. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    luis is C R 9.

    Hey remember how you told everyone how you liked to stalk your prey ? See how you like being the prey now “luis”. The chase is on. Now you’re the Fugitive. Only the Fugitive was innocent. You’re guilty as sin.

    Start running “luis”. See how it feels to be on the other end.

    LOL.

  472. mick July 23rd, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    you guys are an embarrassment to Yankee fans

  473. Against All Odds July 23rd, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Cash pulling no punches with Igawa.

  474. West Coast Yankee Fan July 23rd, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Sorry, WCYF, lending aid and comfort to the enemy is treason. What you’ve heard and read doesn’t add up to what my experience was. You have Lt. Calley and My Lai. What I have is seeing a village wiped out, about 400, and all the males killed for opposing the viet cong (NVA) and refusing conscription, another hamlet where men, women and children were slaughtered, about 200 souls, for the same reason. I helped bury them. And then I see Jane on an AA gun.

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

    The North Vietnamese were not my enemy. And as to the atrocities I am sorry you are so poorly informed as to what went on there. Your contention that My Lai was the extent of it is just not true. There are hundreds and hundreds of other corroborated accounts. I attended events where vets spoke with great remorse about having participated in atrocities; machine gunning women and children and worse.

    Everyone had a choice whether to go or not go. As the final outcome proved, no one was defending freedom or this country, we were not in danger. That is just jingoism poor and simple, no matter how well intentioned. Ignorance of the truth is no excuse.

  475. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    WCYF,
    I guess John Kerry was at most of those rallies, a proven liar. But have it your way.

  476. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I don’t know what your beef is….. and i wont bite, please feel free to say whatever nonsense you wish to say. Enjoy it

  477. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    Straight out of the GOP chickenhawk playbook. Worked on Max Cleland and then John Kerry. Take a person’s strength and make it disparage it

  478. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    luis,

    He is CR 9

  479. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    triple,

    Thanks for the comments you made before

  480. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Triple,
    I enlisted for battle. I’m no chicken hawk. Two Purple Hearts with the skin never punctured? My ass.

  481. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    I never said you were a chickenhawk. I would never ever question someone someone’s injuries in battle and doubt them. People who do that usually have an agenda and are disgusting for it.

  482. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Triple,

    What i don’t understand is why he is attacking me, unless he has multiple handles and i made a comment that he didn’t like so he uses his alter ego to do his dirty job, i guess…..

  483. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    luis,

    Who can explain the mentally deranged and their motives?

  484. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    LMAO!!!! So is C R 9. You’re not just a triple short of a cycle you’re a triple short of a brain!

    Someone accused of being C R 9 would be livid. The response wouldn’t be the tepper I mean tepid one from “luis”. Run luis. Now you’re it. Run fast.

    LOL!!!!

  485. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    mykil: “Jeter was outraged. I do not have time to look for proof but it is a known fact.”

    A “known fact” where? In your ***? Because that’s the only place it was known. Well, in Stuart A.’s *** as well. Maybe you share one.

    Jeter handled the negotiations the way he’s handled everything else in his career: with class.

    Was he angered by Cashman’s comments? Yes, he’s admitted that he was angered by the way Cashman negotiated in the media.

    What Stuart said was: “jeter is outraged that cashman told him he can look for another team and 4 years $68 mill is only about 2 years and $56 mill to much.”

    He then accused Jeter of going to the press, which is a laughable lie. It was Cashman who negotiated through the press. It was Cashman who made the comment about Jeter looking for another team — IN THE PRESS.

    Jeter admitted — personally, not through his agent, as Stuart alleges — after he signed the contract that he was “angry” about the way Cashman negotiated THRU THE PRESS.

    Not outraged. Angry. Stuart alleges, and by extension, mykil is as well, that Jeter was “outraged” by Cashman’s comments.

    Here’s the reality: Jeter admitted to being “angry,” not “outraged,” at the way Cashman negotiated through the press, not at the comments themselves.

    And yes, there is a difference.

    Here’s the actual story, for anyone who cares about the actual truth, and not what a couple of messageboard weasels pull out of their *** and try to pawn off as the truth:

    Jeter speaks out after sealing deal
    By Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel

    Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — On a quiet second day of baseball’s winter meetings, the primary action took place about 80 miles to the west.

    The New York Yankees officially announced Tuesday their three-year, $51 million deal with shortstop Derek Jeter, who met the media at the team’s training facility. And the team captain let it be known he wasn’t pleased how the sometimes contentious negotiations played out in the public.

    “I was pretty angry about it, but I’ve let that be known,” Jeter said. “I was angry about it because I was the one that said I didn’t want to (negotiate in the media). I was the one that said I wasn’t going to do it.

    “To hear the organization tell me to go ‘shop it’ when I just told you I wasn’t going to – if I’m going to be honest with you, I was pretty angry about it.

    “The perception was greed, when it’s a negotiation. I think it all started with my ‘salary demands,’ which still cracks me up. What position do I have to demand a salary? Give me this or what? Where am I going?”

  486. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    yanks4ever,

    How is Florida? Any cute boys catch your fancy?

  487. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I tried to end this before when I apologized for the digression. As for Purple Hearts, ask any veteran what a “million dollar wound” is.

  488. NYY fan in NH July 23rd, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I come home to see the Yanks lost a day game. Loss ended the A’s futility against NY. Burnett couldn’t get past the 5th again. I somehow knew the team would come out flat after last night. As the days go by, the issues with the offense become more clear. I for one, can’t stand AJ. Same ol story with him. When you have two guys at the end of their careers pitching better than the supposed #2 then you know things are bad. Cashman has his hands full.

  489. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    I am well aware what a million dollar wound is. What is your point?

    You want to disagree with Kerry’s testimony when he came back? That’s one thing but don’t question a man’s injuries in battle. That’s just low

  490. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Triple,
    Sorry, if a scratch gets you out of the Navy, and you marry a ketchup heiress, that’s a real million dollar wound.

  491. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Tom,

    In my book you should be proud, don’t ever apologize for something that most people ( including me ) won’t endure. War is an ugly business that brings both the best and the worst of human beings. Not being an american makes me appreciate more what you guys stand for… So be proud!!!

  492. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    You don’t like the military rules then work to change it. One would think you would be more upset with people that got out of serving then the ones that actually did whatever makes your life better.

    You going to blast Pat Tillman next because of his politics?

  493. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Luis,
    I enlisted, but I served with mostly draftees. They were good, proud and valued. The Army was at a low ebb. I’m so proud of our current Army, all volunteers, that I could crow. We host them here regularly. Fit, from Generals to Privates, we’ve had them all. Thanks luis.

  494. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Triple,
    I don’t even know what Tillman’s politics were. What does it matter? He apparently was killed by friendly fire, which is tragic.

  495. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    tomingeorgia luis is as American as apple pie. LOL

    I got a nice 2004 Nissan SUV Extera for sale, Florida plates. Anyone interested? Luis? Oh sorry you already have one.

    LOL.

    Run fast luis. See how fast you run with the shoe on the other foot.

    To answer you question tripleshortofacycle I like women all the way. You’re thinking of luis/C R 9 and all his homo comments about Yankees and their asses.

  496. yanks4ever July 23rd, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    tomingeorgia you are being so had. If your last name begins with C and ends with E luis/C R 9 called you out a long time ago. That’s because you said something he didn’t like.

    Don’t say you weren’t warned.

    Poof!

  497. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    jeter has a 4th year option for $17 mill dill pickler.. fool..

    if jeter wants the yanks pay him for 4 years…..

  498. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    yanks4ever,

    Your “hacking” skills a sophomoric. Enjoy a nice lonely life

  499. austinmac July 23rd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Tom,

    Thank you for what you did for us. I was slightly too young, but my brother served in Viet Nam. I appreciated him as well.

  500. RhapsodyInBlue July 23rd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    No one ever attacked Max Cleland for his service that’s a Chris Mathews canard a bunch of bunk.

    He was attacked for policies alone. Show me the quotes.

  501. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    you guys seriously arguing politics?????

  502. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue,

    The ad questioned his patriotism

  503. RhapsodyInBlue July 23rd, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    BS It was on his voting record.

    Knock the crap off.

    Triple short of a happy meal.

  504. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    stuart a,
    I’m not. Opposing the war was an option. 1st Amenement.

  505. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue,

    Cue the ad hominem attacks. Stay Classy

  506. RhapsodyInBlue July 23rd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Triple.

    Keep your political commentary to yourself.

  507. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I wish Tex could hit.

  508. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue,

    I assume that goes for Tom as well since he was the one that denigrated a Vet

  509. stuart a July 23rd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    let’s just argue baseball….

    can the yanks please give montero a whiff why not? do we have to see andruw tommorrow versus the lefty??

  510. RadioKev July 23rd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    How about this for politics, that Norwegian gunman who killed 85+, the maximum sentence he can serve is 21 years. That’s the harshest sentence they have. Isn’t that amazing?

  511. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    I wish Tex could hit.

    —————————————-

    Me too, LOL

  512. luis July 23rd, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Stuart,

    You’ll see him allright…..after the trade line

  513. tomingeorgia July 23rd, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Triple,
    I lost friends. I’ve seen others gravely wounded. I’m not denigrating anything. Anybody who’s served in wartime has. What’s the beef?

  514. RhapsodyInBlue July 23rd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Tom ignore the moron he’s probably drunk.

  515. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    No beef, I just don’t like it when someone questions someone’s injuries and accuse them of inflicting it themselves to come home early.

    and just so we are clear I admire you greatly for your service

  516. RhapsodyInBlue July 23rd, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    He had to throw some more politics into his last comment.

    Too much. Later folks.

  517. Triple Short of a Cycle July 23rd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue,

    I’m sure you will be missed

  518. Dill Pickler July 23rd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    stuart,

    if I could even halfway understand your idiotic gibberings I could maybe make out what you are trying to say.

    Facts are these: You lied, trying to make Jeter look bad.

    You got caught, and called out to provide any proof for your idiotic and scurrilous claims. You still haven’t done so.

    You have prevaricated and blubbered ever since, with moronic babbling such as your last post above.

    You’re a proven liar. Here’s your head, what’s your hurry?

  519. Dill Pickler July 24th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Yes, Jeter hitting .333 with a .383 obp in the month of July. He’s “toast.”

    How long have you been watching baseball, Stu? You write off a hall of famer in the month of June, you’d better be prepared to look like your last name is spelled Pid.

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