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Game 132: Yankees at Orioles

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

YANKEES (79-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP Freddy Garcia (10-7, 3.16)
Garcia vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (53-78)
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Adams 2B
Nolan Reimold LF
Robert Andino 3B

RHP Alfredo Simon (4-6, 4.30)
Simon vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Little bit cloudy, but we’ve seen worse this series. It actually feels really nice outside. Not too hot.

UMPIRES: HP Vic Carapazza, 1B Laz Diaz, 2B John Hirschbeck, 3B Wally Bell

SWINGIN’ SWISH: Last night, Nick Swisher hit his 20th home run. He’s now reached 20 homers in seven straight seasons, making him one of just three American League players to do so. David Ortiz and Paul Konerko are the other two.

SCORING IN BUNCHES: Curtis Granderson has the Major League lead with 121 runs this season. That’s 26 more than any other player in baseball, and 45 more than he scored all of last year. With one more run he’ll tie his career high. And it’s not September yet.

GOING DEEP: The Yankees lead the Majors with 186 home runs, and they’ve homered in 11 of their past 12 games. They already have 18 individual multi-homer games — most in the Majors — which is one more than they had all of last year.

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m.: Garcia strands a runner at second in the bottom of the first, and the Yankees have a 1-0 lead heading into the second. They scored on a walk and a double in the top of the inning, with Curtis Granderson going first to home. The guy leads the league in homers, and he can still run.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: Swisher is clobbering the ball lately. He just went deep again, another home run to deep right field. It was a two-run shot and it’s now a 3-0 Yankees lead in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Garcia had retired 11 in a row before allowing a solo home run to Mark Reynolds in the fifth. The Yankees still lead it, 3-1. Garcia looks sharp for a guy who’s hardly pitched the past three weeks.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Swisher manages to get in the umpire’s face to argue balls and strikes, yet doesn’t get tossed. He must have worded that argument as nicely has humanly possible.

UPDATE, 8:54 p.m.: Garcia is finished after three innings and 88 pitches. Looks like Girardi is going to the Soriano-Robertson-Rivera trio to close out this thing. Garcia was terrific.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: That’s the first run Robertson has allowed on the road this year. It’s also the first home run he’s allowed this season.

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303 Responses to “Game 132: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. mick August 29th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    # mick August 29th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve seen this offense go ice cold.
    ======================
    betsy they lead the majors in runs scored.

  2. mick August 29th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    The Yankees lead the Majors with 186 home runs,

  3. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hey the orioles are almost as bad as the Yankees are good. Neat.

  4. PacoDooley August 29th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    hasn’t A-Rod had 20+ homers in 7 straight seasons? (not including this one – maybe that’s the catch?)

  5. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    no hitter gone on a soft ground single through the middle

  6. PacoDooley August 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    who had a no hitter going – haven’t been following games today (before now!)

  7. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Va, Garcia y Jankees!

  8. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Two games in a row without Jeter…is hopefully nothing too serious

  9. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Let’s go Boys

  10. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Can they win a series vs. Sux?

  11. luis August 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Go Yankees!!

  12. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Rookie ump tonight Vic Carapaza

  13. PacoDooley August 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    Can they win a series vs. Sux?
    ““““““““““““““

    they need the hot hitting Jeter back, and hopefully a rejuvenated A-Rod too.

  14. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank August 29th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Paco, I agree, that stat seems fishy

  15. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Banuelos through 6 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 1 hit batter. 84 pitches, 53 strikes. 9 groundouts, 2 flyouts

  16. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    # JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Can they win a series vs. Sux?

    —-

    Would like to win tonight first before looking towards another draining series against the Sux.

  17. Irreverent Discourse August 29th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    repost:

    Villa Nova-Ya – a replacement level offensive player is one who produces at 80% of the league average, if i remember correctly.

    Also, the replacement levels are set by position, so a replacement level SS or Catcher is going to hit much worse than a replacement level 1B (i should really say “it’s easier to be a replacement level SS/C but… whatever… we’ll ignore defensive metrics for now).

    there are literally tons of articles on “The Hardball times” and FanGraphs that explain replacement value, win shares and all that jazz… If you don’t find any by tomorrow and you see me around let me know, I’ll look some up. I’m out of here for the evening.

  18. JobaTipsHisCap August 29th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I already lower the bar significantly, just win one sux series.
    Since they play each other so many times, it should happen, even by accident.

  19. Kav August 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    what is it on on radio?

  20. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    This Simon dude is lucky he isn’t sitting in some cage somewhere.

  21. Benny Blanco August 29th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    That was a great swing..

  22. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I likey likey. Nice job TEX MAN!

  23. m August 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    That worked out well.

    MVP (with an assist from Tex!)

  24. MG August 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Teix has really hit the ball hard the last two days-if he gets hot the next couple of weeks it will make a huge difference with Arod battling the thumb injury.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Pack your bags, Manny. Better yet, just hole up in Jesus’ suitcase. You’ll fit.

    Meanwhile, the Immortal Felix Doubront on the hill for Pawsucks.

  26. PacoDooley August 29th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    with gardner having a solid line drive hit stolen the Yanks could have done a lot more this inning with a little luck. They are hitting everything hard, let’s hope they can get some breaks and put some runs on the board for Freddie.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Boy, this SWB camera is just god awful.

  28. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Lets go Chief

  29. PacoDooley August 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Granderson with the runs scored numbers is just crazy – I keep saying it, he is a run scoring machine. That trade seems to have worked out for the Yanks and the Diamondbacks – not so sure about Detroit (depends on how A-Jax’s numbers trend over the next few years – he is a strikeout machine – but he also made perhaps my favorite play of the year on that recent outfield assist!).

  30. Kav August 29th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I can not get it on radio. What station?

  31. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    QFT about SWB camera. Only good thing about their season ending…

  32. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Nice, Robbie.

  33. PacoDooley August 29th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    As Freddie steps up I am thinking NYY pitching. How many wins would Nova have if he hadn’t missed a month with his demotion? Or did the demotion put the fire in him and help him work on some issues? To think, if he could have won a couple of games in the big leagues, he would be a clear rookie of the year winner (assuming he’d be around 16 wins now – could be pushing for a 20 win season to stretch it a bit).

    If he wins 16 and has a sub 4 ERA he will get a lot of votes, but won’t win I’m afraid. He’d be their best rookie pitcher since Pettitte I would think.

  34. MG August 29th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    great play by Robbie, I thought he couldn’t go to his left?

  35. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Just don’t get hurt.

  36. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Banuelos finishes with a complete game 7 inning 1 hit shutout. 5 strikeouts, 2 walks, 1 hit batter. 98 pitches, 59 strikes, 10 groundouts, 2 flyouts

  37. Villa Nova-Ya August 29th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Irreverent Discourse -

    Thank you. I will try and take a look at the sources. But 80% sounds reasonable.

    *****
    Watching Joe Girardi’s manager show, it doesn’t sound like Manny or Dellin are bound for NY, HOWEVER, he did also say they like to bring players up who are on a roll. Montero is defintely on a roll. If Banuelos can have one more start like this one, would that be considered “on a roll?”

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    ID, how do they even arrive at the 80 percent? An average of all guys called up since 1871?

    For instance, we could replace Martin with Montero, but Thoule would be replaced by….Nikedemus or whatever his name is.

  39. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    make that 6 strikeouts

  40. blake August 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    GB,

    I didn’t get to see it but sounds like easily Manny’s best start of the season…..nice to see him step it up vs the Red Sox…..did you watch?

  41. luis August 29th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Villa,

    He has done very well so far in triple A, i think they will bring him up for coup of coffee in September, i think he earned it.

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Nothing but dump offs by the Jets so far…

  43. luis August 29th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    cup sorry

  44. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Scranton needs to run the table in 8 games and the four teams in front of them have to los at least 7. Not happening

  45. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Blake, Banuelos was outstanding against the top offensive team in the league. Control was very good except for the 4th inning. Still gets deep counts, though.

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Nice power run.

  47. Bo knows August 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Re Post

    Sabermetrics is not so much the field of “answers”… but rather methods to find an answer.

    ——————————————————–

    Okay, I agree. The problem is as I see it a lack of context and I don’t see how you can input that information ie tie game in the ninth, man on third, one out and Swisher strikes out overswinging. A SO is just another out except when it’s in the middle of a rally and so on. Granderson loses the ball in Tampa or the Swisher thing the other night.

    ———–

    From a very good article by Joe Pawlikowski on Fangraph

    The truth is that no single stat can perfectly relate a player’s on-field value. While the WAR framework is strong, it’s only as good as the inputs. If UZR is inaccurately assessing Granderson, due to unique positioning, then it won’t properly rate him among his peers. As with every player evaluation issue, we should look beyond the surface and find the truth in every area we can. And who knows: maybe UZR does have it right on Granderson. Maybe he has declined precipitously this year. But with all the questions surrounding that assessment, including observations to the contrary and Granderson’s superb flanker, it’s likely that we have to look beyond WAR to get at true grasp of Granderson’s place in the MVP conversation.

    ——————————————
    But it’s – a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. You have the trumpeters from up north tootling WAR as leveling the playing field re Ellsbury and Pedrioa vs Granderson.

    By the way, elminating all the “Stupids, Ignorants and Idiots” makes for a far better discourse.

  48. luis August 29th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    How many inning has Banuelos pitched so far??

  49. blake August 29th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Gb,

    That’s his last hurdle…..once he starts getting himself into better counts he’ll take off.

  50. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I hope they flew CC ahead of the team to Fenway. I guess we’re the only team in MLB who can’t have a getaway game be a day game. Ridiculous. It’s not our fault that a lot of these crappy MLB teams can’t draw a crowd because there team is terrible.

  51. mick August 29th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    what channel are jets-jints on?

  52. mick August 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    # JR August 29th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Robinson Carewski has been on fire recently. Hey mick, WCYF, VY!
    ==============
    jake?

  53. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Blake, good fastball, nasty curve and change-up tonight. Yes, he’ll learn to stop nibbling when he has 2 strikes. That’s really all that stands in his way. At 20 years old, he’s still got time to learn that. ST with Sabathia will teach him that.

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Villa, I don’t know where ID went, but 80 percent to me sounds arbitrary. Like I said above, how does it account for Montero being the replacement guy for Martin, and that Nikedemus guy for Thoule?

  55. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Gardner has to start getting aggressive and actually swing the bat early in the count. He is really lost right now.

  56. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Sanchez timing off so far.

  57. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    JAP,

    Montero is not a replacement level guy. Replacement players are the ubiquitous organizational filler across all systems that can come up and play in a pinch. Prospects are not replacement level, but they may put up a replacement level performance.

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Gardner gets to face Lackey tomorrow. A good matchup for him. Hopefully, he gets going.

  59. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Gardner has to start getting aggressive and actually swing the bat early in the count. He is really lost right now.

    He hit a line drive in his first PA.

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    JF, Who determines that? Who decides whether he’s a prospect or replacement level player?

    Napoleon LaJoie?

  61. Jackson August 29th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Wow. 6 year 100mill deal for Vick. 40 guaranteed.

  62. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    JF, Who determines that? Who decides whether he’s a prospect or replacement level player?

    I think there is a pretty clear distinction between organizational guy and prospect. And I think it would be easy to determine that. In the case of your example it doesn’t matter, only that you took the term replacement too literally and that Montero is not a replacement level player.

  63. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    He hit a line drive in his first PA.
    ————

    I am talking about when a pitcher throws fastballs right down the middle because they know he doesn’t swing early in the count. He takes too many pitches over the plate and then has to swing at a pitcher’s pitch. I read online that he is hitting .235 the last 5 weeks.

  64. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    A replacement player performs at “replacement level,” which is the level of performance an average team can expect when trying to replace a player at minimal cost, also known as “freely available talent.”

    Montero is not a freely available talent.

  65. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    JF, Who determines that? Who decides whether he’s a prospect or replacement level player?

    I think there is a pretty clear distinction between organizational guy and prospect. And I think it would be easy to determine that. In the case of your example it doesn’t matter, only that you took the term replacement too literally and that Montero is not a replacement level player.
    ///

    THe point is, it’s not based on a real player, but on an average of what they think a AAAA player is.

    Like Singleton said, who is this guy??

  66. luis August 29th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    The chief has been very economical so far…..good thing if we can keep the BP fresh

  67. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    GB-

    Could Banuelos, if given the chance, do what K-Rod did in the middle of September of 2002, and help lead the Yankees to a championship this year?

  68. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Garcia is very underrated, even by Yankee fans – he doesn’t seem to have engendered much trust, I guess because he doesn’t throw hard.

  69. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Like Singleton said, who is this guy??

    Gustavo Molina, PJ Pilittere, Terry Tiffee, Buddy Carlyle

  70. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Hi luis

    How are you?

  71. tomingeorgia August 29th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Jerkface,
    Who the “replacement” player is pretty important if you are making decisions on the basis of WAR. Do they have exact definitions of what “replacement player” means?

  72. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Do they have exact definitions of what “replacement player” means?

    Here is a runs value definition: http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....l-article/

    They say about 20 runs below average. So Gustavo Molina is definitely replacement level.

  73. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Go Swish!!!

  74. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    trader, it’s possible, but, not sure his control is where it needs to be. Maybe break him in against the weaker teams/hitters. Should they start his clock this early, though?

  75. Benny Blanco August 29th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    swisher is definitely hot right now.

  76. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Betsy!!,

    I’m good…..glad to see you around, hope nothing of notice happened with the storm.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    So they calculate him against some hypothetical average, not the best guy in the system but the best guy available in the system.

    It makes sense for what it is, but it isn’t really impressive. Plus, UZR undermines it. Thanks, JF.

  78. tomingeorgia August 29th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    JF,
    If they used the “average” mlb player at the position, it would make more sense.

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    5 more yards…

    watching three games at once and seeing none well…

  80. m August 29th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Okay, so Singleton and Kay spent the opening segment talking about how Simon became Simon this year.

    Kay made the very good point that rookie players from foreign places might not want to correct others on the pronunciation of their names, so maybe he feels more comfortable now.

    So how long before Banuelos Kay that it’s NOT “Bah-new-ay-los”?

    Swish just owns Camden Yards. Suzyn said Swish was all excited about getting his plaque on Eutaw St. They should call it Swisher Yards.

    :)

  81. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    JAP,

    At least you can watch them!!, i’m stuck with game cast again

  82. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Another lefty down the stretch would be nice. Not sure Laffey would help. Start the clock early and give Banuelos a chance with his batterymate Montero.

  83. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Luis

    No, our house was lucky, but we are acting as sort of a hotel for our friends and family, lol. In the town where I live, just a few minutes away, my parents’ friends have lost power and aren’t expected to get it back for a week. They are staying over with us tonight. Other friends came over last night and the wife came this morning to shower. So overall, considering everything, we got very lucky.

  84. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    If they used the “average” mlb player at the position, it would make more sense.

    You can’t get an average player at each position easily. Thats why its an average. Replacement level players are just the guys who are easy to get either through trading with teams like when you get a guy for a PTBNL or cash, signing them in minor league free agency, or signing guys no one wants to minor league deals, or drafting those guys in the 30-40 rounds.

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    luis, sorry for you!

    I really can’t watch them all at once, though. I’m doing that small screen thing with the Jets-Giants, which means I may as well not watch at all, and the SWB game is unwatchable, basically, though Betances just got his first K :D. & the Jets just missed a tackle underneath :(

  86. Nilsson August 29th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Well, if Sanchez is going to lay an egg, might as well be in pres-season rather than against the Cowboys.

    Garcia, along with Colon, have more than exceeded expectation. They’ve been huge this season.

  87. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Tom,

    Things like OPS+, wOBA are weighted against the average. Only some stats use replacement level.

  88. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Nunez is really getting better with his throws to first. Desperately needed to.

  89. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    YT,

    I don’t think it would be a good idea to start the clock this early, he is going to log 130 innings this season, meaning that probably he needs one more season in the minors before he is ready for the big leagues, unless you prepare him to be the 5th starter for next season.

  90. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    two quick observations:

    -Garcia really knows how to pitch. He doesn’t give up home runs because he slows the bats down on the other team, they just don’t get good cuts on any of his pitches. If he has good control, he can beat anyone throwing like this.

    -Nunez is really playing SS and 3B much, much better now than earlier in the season. That groundball last inning had an in-between hop, earlier this year he would have either booted it or muffed it and thrown it away. I was wrong about him, apparently…

  91. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    give Banuelos a chance with his batterymate Montero.
    ///

    co-signed

  92. JM August 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I wonder if the Yankees will try to re-sign Garcia in the offseason?

    I think they should.

  93. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    How did we get our last two runs?

  94. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    How did we get our last two runs?
    —————-
    small ball-Swish didn’t put it out of the park tonight, just into the bleachers.

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    fake the power run and throw

  96. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    two run shot over the RF wall by Swisher

  97. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    MG, no one seems to think Garcia could get good teams out in the playoffs, but I just don’t see why not…….and I’d love to re-sign him.

  98. m August 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    This rookie has a crooked eye.

    And he needs to settle down on his called strikes.

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    lol, thanks, MG. Will take the cheapie!

  100. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Betsy, I don’t see why Garcia can’t pitch well against playoff teams, he just needs to have good control.

    The Sox don’t score 10 runs a game, do they?

    And I’d sign Garcia for next year as well, he easily win 13-15 games pitching for them.

  101. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Prufrock-

    Cano had an opposite field single then Swisher drove it high and deep into RF

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    thanks, trade.

  103. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    MG, people seem to think it’s a fluke, but this far into the season – it’s not.

    I hope Freddy will want to return………

  104. LGY August 29th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Garcia is very underrated, even by Yankee fans – he doesn’t seem to have engendered much trust, I guess because he doesn’t throw hard.

    ——————–

    Betsy,

    I agree. It’s difficult for me to understand how some people still don’t believe in him at this point. Nearly every time he has taken the mound this season he has gotten the job done.

    He has arguably been their most consistent pitcher even when you include CC.

    He may not be your typical hard throwing pitcher that succeeds in playoffs but he knows how to pitch and won’t back down from the big stage. IMO he is going to be a big contributor in October.

  105. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Simon has really good stuff but he is all over the place with his delivery, it’s about as bad as Burnett’s.

  106. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    we fumbled while still lying on the Giant DB, but they give us a 1st down and Coughlin wants to save a challenge, I guess…ok, fine…

  107. Jerkface August 29th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I wouldnt pitch Freddy in a series against a team like Boston but against more free swinging teams like detroit, LAA, or Texas I’d do it in a heart beat.

  108. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Betsy,

    Good to hear that you are one of the lucky ones, better to be the host than the refugee!!, lol.

    JAP,

    LOL!!, at least you are watching a game of a team that you root for, i’m watching tigers- royals!! and game cast

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

    Garcia’s pitched well & seems to be a great mentor for Nova…

  110. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    JAP, I am DVRing the game but already fast forwarded through the 1st Q, there is nothing more boring that NFL preseason football.

  111. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    luis, how’s my boy Melky doing tonight?

  112. Tar August 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    GGBG now leads the league in stolen bases.

    Somewhere…. Jerkface just became smileyface. :D

  113. DocTodd August 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    That was a strike??

  114. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Jim Palmer is really impressed with Freddy as well…

  115. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Jap,

    Keep us in the loop with Betances please

  116. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    MG, I’m interested until the regs come out…& I want to see if this Maybin kid could be that illusive pass rusher, so I’ll probably watch a little more than usual..

  117. blake August 29th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Id already be planning on trying to.bring Garcia back next year as well……he’s reinvented himself and is already succeeding with diminished stuff……really no.reason to think he couldn’t do it again next year. He’s only 34.

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    MTU, Tar, Yankfem, tominga and all who worried about those of us in the path of the hurricane – thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Just a quick check-in to say that we really got walloped. Yankeefem, at least half of the state lost power and I believe only 60,000 of those have had power restored. For the first time I remember, I lost power for a considerable amount of time. In fact, I was fully restored at some point today. I am hearing that it might be as long as two weeks to restore the entire state. Yeow.

    Lots of trees and branches down. I was lucky that my yard is just full of downed branches. My sister one street over had two of her trees fall across the street, one of them destroying her neighbor’s fence, both of them taking down all the wires. The person next door to the neighbor had his telephone pole fall across the street and start a fire in both his yard and the cable box of the person next door to my sister. Lots of damage throughout the state.

    Eating by candlelight was an adventure. Not having access to any technology was a total bummer. I have clean up in front of me but otherwise not much worse for the wear.

    I skimmed over the last day’s posts and was so disheartened to see the level to which this forum has descended. Worse is the fact that the destroyers are actually advocating for freedom of nastiness. I’ve never gone to RAB but something makes me believe the level of discourse is much more civil than what goes on here. I’m going to make a perhaps controversial statement, but I believe that intelligence and education tends to separate those who desire to practice civility from those who enjoy creating havoc and laughing at others.

    Anyway, thanks for the thoughts. GO YANKEES!

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    luis,

    I am at a loss on Betances, because it’s a crummy feed and I am not watching with any great fidelity..I’m also trying to finish a paper…I’m not reliable…reynolds hits one out, suck. If not for Irene, I’d have been at PNC to see Betances live…

  120. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    that was a mistake pitch by Freddy but Reynolds looks like a completely different hitter than earlier in the season.

  121. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Melky, so far 3-1 with a run scored, the Royals are beating the Tigers 7-3

  122. Niblick August 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    1st HR against Garcia in 69 innings. DFA him.

  123. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    LGY, all I hear is “smoke and mirrors” – well I don’t care how he’s getting the job done, but he is. He knows how to pitch, period. I trust Freddy not to get flustered in a big spot; he may not have his great stuff, but he will do his best to work around that. He’s a pitcher. He’s just so underappreciated.

  124. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    need a 3 run inning and go from there.

  125. comet August 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Trisha glad you came through the storm in relatively good shape! Hope things get cleared up more quickly than expected.

    Comet

  126. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    JAP-

    As a Bills fan, I can tell you that Maybin sucks. He could not even crack the starting roster for the Bills, who arguably have the weakest linebackers in the NFL. He has a lousy work ethic and seems to be too small to be effective in the NFL. Maybe Rex can fix him, but I doubt it.

  127. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I remember how generous Palmer was with his praise of both Hughes and Kennedy when they came up…

  128. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Luis, lol

    CC, Colon, Garcia, Nova…………in no particular order after CC. Go to war with that and hope it’s enough

  129. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Freddy has a good splitter as an ‘out’ pitch and great control, you don’t need much more than that to be an effective pitcher with the Yankees offense and defense behind you.

    He’s a perfect guy for the Yankees rotation while they bring along some of the prospects-there is no reason to rush any of them, they can use Nova as an example and get them enough innings in the minors so you don’t have this constant uncertainty when they join the rotation.

  130. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Straw, don’t crush my hopes!!! I’d have the same thing to say about Gholston, to a Chicago fan, but maybe a change of scenery….3 or 4 years ago, your LBs were your strength…you know Rex thinks he can fix anyone ;).

  131. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:27 pm
    Melky, so far 3-1 with a run scored, the Royals are beating the Tigers 7-3

    ///

    thanks, luis. Nice to see the little chub having a breakout year…

  132. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    JAP-

    Watching the Bills is painful. They always seem to improve enough to give us hope, but never quite get there. They are the Orioles of the NFL.

    It probably explains why I don’t get too shaken up when the Yanks lose one or two games.

  133. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Betsy,

    If it isn’t enough, we saved the farm to give us plenty of satifactions in the near future, so don’t sweat it, either way.

  134. Bret The Hitman August 29th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Pitchers far worse and far older than Freddy Garcia get 2-3 year deals from National League teams. Garcia will not be back. And neither will Colon.

  135. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    C’mon, Straw, they’re not THAT bad. They’re in a tough division and play tough against the teams ahead of them, but it doesn’t do them any good.

    They’re more like the Blue Jays…no? They go 7-9 every year or so it seems, but will usually give you a hard time at home…

    Give Brad Smith back!!! They finally figured how to use him and then let him go!

  136. Tar August 29th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Trish. Really glad to hear everythings ok. :D

  137. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Be nice if not all three of SoRoMo was needed tonight. Freddy should hopefully get through the 7th. Or maybe the offense puts up 2 or 3 more runs here.

  138. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Straw, who was it that fumbled the ball in 2008 and Ellis ran it back?? Wasn’t Fitzpatrick was it? Wasn’t it some big arm that didn’t pan out? Kid from Louisville?

  139. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Brad is gonna get some serious wildcat time this year.

    Yeah, I guess they are more like the Jays. Hopefully they won’t end up in the same city.

    BTW, I agree with those who would bring back sweaty Freddy next year.

  140. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    It’s incredible how good the Chief has performed in this season…MG you are right, it would be a good idea to bring him back and let the kids get seasoned in the minors.

  141. mick August 29th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Garcia is very underrated, even by Yankee fans
    ==============================
    Can you name those, even just here, who are down on Freddy?
    He knows how to pitch and could easily be #4 in the Post.

  142. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I think it was JP Losman…the Louisville kid was Brohm, he didn’t get much PT.

  143. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    MG, yep – too bad Joba and Phil weren’t given that time. And yes, Freddy is the perfect guy for the mid/back end of the rotation -he’s another guy who’s been under the radar in terms of the NY media.

    Luis, I hope so……you’d imagine at least 1 or two of the next crop would stick.

    Bret, then let the Yankees give Freddy 2 years……….I don’t think Colon will be back

  144. mick August 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    That storm was not much fun.

  145. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Know what you mean, Prufrock. I have seen none of any of the games although I have been trying to watch all three. :( However, I have noticed how good Freddy is throwing. Though I have barely seen our AB’s. Everytime I switch to the Jets game, they are on a commercial. Have the Jets ever even had the ball? As for Betances, I have the sound on but am not even bothering with the visuals. What a waste milb-tv is, especially with a double dose of Killer B’s.

    Trisha, glad to see you survived the storm. Pictures of RI though are very disturbing. The roads I was traveling on a week ago, look like Easton Pond…

  146. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Trisha,

    Good to hear that you are ok, hope everything goes back to normal soon

  147. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    That’s the guy, Straw. Thanks…

  148. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    comet, thanks!

    :)

    Like Betsy, I am playing host to people without power. My brother and sister-in-law and their two children – ages four and two. I think the hurricane brought more calmness than the kids are going to bring!

    ;)

  149. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you luis.

  150. Niblick August 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Difference between CC, Colon, Garcia, Nova on the one hand and AJ? They never seem to get rattled, by errors, hits or ump’s calls.

  151. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    This ump is a joke

  152. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    BTW, Maybin a good pressure so far this half, playing against the first team Giant line ;)…

  153. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Settle here Freddy don’t let this all collapse here by giving up a two run shot.

    Two down here get the batter.

  154. Niblick August 29th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Hang up the phone, Rothschild.

  155. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Betsy, rushing pitchers just isn’t the right thing if you have to limit innings in the majors. Get it all out of the way in AAA so that they can throw full out when they get in the rotation.

    That’s why I’d prefer to see Banuelos not get a callup this year, let him get more innings at SWB and another 1/2 season next year and then have him ready to make starts during the 2nd half of 2012.

  156. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    that’s what Freddy does-he slowed down Jones’ bat enough so that hanger wasn’t out of the park.

  157. mick August 29th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Freddy was ready. He stays in the ro.
    Hughes or Colon will have to go to pen.
    Unless they grow some and demote aj.

  158. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Nice job there by Freddy. Pacman just got under that one. Some insurance would be nice here.

  159. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Yankfem, what’s amazing is that it was categorized a tropical storm by the time it hit. We were left to wonder what would have happened had it been even a category 1! I was told that another one is on the way, on the exact same track as Irene. I think it may be two weeks away (how can they know that so far in advance?) Anyway, it really makes me think that buying a generator may be in my future. Pitch blackness is a very eerie thing…

  160. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Betsy, MG,

    Besides he still has to learn to be more economical

  161. mick August 29th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Jose is next…

  162. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    JAP,

    Melky just had a bloop double and 1 rbi

  163. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    MG, they never did that with Phil or Joba …….maybe they’ve learned their lessons; I hope so.

    Luis, I’m in no rush to see Banuelos – he’s just a baby.

  164. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Trisha,

    My borther lived in Key Byscaine when Andrew struck, believe me you don’t want to be in the middle of a hurricane….now he lives in CT, fortunately he is fine

  165. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    It would be nice to score Chavez here

  166. luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    brother sorry

  167. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    Know what you mean, Prufrock. I have seen none of any of the games although I have been trying to watch all three. However, I have noticed how good Freddy is throwing. Though I have barely seen our AB’s. Everytime I switch to the Jets game, they are on a commercial. Have the Jets ever even had the ball? As for Betances, I have the sound on but am not even bothering with the visuals. What a waste milb-tv is, especially with a double dose of Killer B’s.

    Trisha, glad to see you survived the storm. Pictures of RI though are very disturbing. The roads I was traveling on a week ago, look like Easton Pond…

    ////

    We’ve had the ball about a third of the time, but I’m not really locked in to any of these games, trying to watch all 3 and seeing virtually nothing. Also have the computer on working on something so SWB isn’t on my desktop half the time…besides, the camera is notoriously sucky.

  168. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    how stupid is martin to swing at the first pitch in that spot with the guy over 110 pitches

  169. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    The offense needs to wake up

  170. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    luis August 29th, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    JAP,

    Melky just had a bloop double and 1 rbi
    ///
    thanks, luis, he’s pushing 80 RBI. Has like 35 2Bs.

  171. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Betsy, you would think so-they have great pitching depth in the system so you would think there wouldn’t be the need to rush one of them to the majors.

    It’s obviously worked with Nova, the kid has a chance to be in the Yankees rotation for the next 10 years-he’s significantly better than last year, he just needed some experience.

  172. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Trisha

    Glad things are back to normal.

    Notice how much better the conversation is tonight here because that sanctimonious jerk is not here? It was unbearable last night.

  173. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Trisha, I read that there was a lot of coastal damage in Westerly. I know Middletown got rocked. Any damage in downtown or on the East Side? I read half the state is without power.

  174. mick August 29th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    glad we are winning..no kvetching

  175. Ken Phelps August 29th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Irene in Connecticut was nasty… It was only a tropical storm… But the houses on the shoreline got blasted..in one communities 6 houses were swept out to sea…in my town and the 4 surrounding ones 100 % of people without power… Cant imagine a hurricane here…. Massive tree and power line damage…

  176. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Well time for the formula (SoRoMo). With the long time in between starts I assuming that Joe didn’t want to push Freddy much more here tonight.

  177. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    It makes me nervous whenever soriano has a ball in his hands

  178. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    wow, already the 7th?? Soriano in…

  179. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Soriano is pretty much nails, I would say.

  180. MG August 29th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Soriano needs to throw more fastballs, he gets hurt with the slider that doesn’t always bite.

  181. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    A healthy Sori is filthy. He just needs to pitch enough.

  182. Tar August 29th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Trish

    You must be exhausted.

    Generators are good thing, but they do create a whole bunch of other issues. Gas, wiring, fumes, noise just to start.

    After a particular nasty Hurricane while in the Caribbean, my house was hooked up to 3 generators (in rotation) for 3 months!. If I never see another generator again, it will be too soon. :D

    You should try to get a good night rest, those kids will be up and wanting to play before you know it.

  183. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Come on Sori no free baserunners here up two

  184. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    MG, totally agree

  185. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Soriano has awful body language

  186. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    C’mon Sori, buckle down!

  187. Frozen Rope August 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I hate soriano. Guy has a major attitude problem

  188. Tarheel In NYC August 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Hats off to Freddy. He was great! What a terrific surprise he turned out to be! There’s a lot to be said for a veteran’s experience.

  189. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Betances gives up a 2-run HR to Lavarnway…

  190. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Betances just gave up a 2-run homer to Lavarnway. Anyone “see” the pitch?

  191. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Goodbye Reynolds the strike out man

  192. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Soriano is throwing 96 tonight, he just blew it by Reynolds, just needs to throw it more.

  193. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Soriano really dialing it up here

  194. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Soriano’s body language was the same last season, and he was a stud. Dude just needs to be healthy and pitch.

  195. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    He was downright filthy on this last two batters, Betsy.

  196. mick August 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    soriano=filthy

  197. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I texted Martin before the Reynolds AB, told him to put 1 finger down more… :)

  198. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    YF, didn’t see it.

  199. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    See now why can’t Soriano come back out and pitch the 8th as well. Dumb that we have to burn 3 pitchers all the time in games like these.

  200. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Straw, I didn’t say he wasn’t……….I have said all along that Soriano would be very good if healthy (this was while he was still on the DL). Except for one outing , he has been.

  201. mick August 29th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    soriano seems more relaxed in the 7th > 8th

  202. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    YF, it would be nice if they’d try to keep Soriano sharp…Mo, too…

  203. Tar August 29th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    “A healthy Sori is filthy. He just needs to pitch enough.”

    I agree. I see him getting better and better with more work. And it might just be when the Yankees will need him the most.

  204. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I don’t get a certain type of Yankee fan…Cano smiles too much…Soriano, not enough…..

  205. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Sorry, Betsy..I was agreeing with Yankeefem, originally thought you made the comment she made.

  206. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Tar, Pruf, QFT.

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 29th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    pics didn’t have captions.

    first one is E. Transit

    second is Chace Ave.

    third is Barrington

    last is Narragansett

  208. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    I don’t get a certain type of Yankee fan…Cano smiles too much…Soriano, not enough…..
    —————–
    don’t forget ‘Hollywood Nick’, he was the brunt of a ton of criticism and calls to platoon him with Dickerson.

  209. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The o

  210. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Straw, no problem at all!

  211. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    That would be DFA Nicky, IIRC…

  212. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    The orioles need to watch how they are pitching inside. Since their manager is buck the jerk I shouldn’t be surprised.

  213. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Gonzalez has turned his season around, according to the O’s broadcast he hasn’t allowed a run in a month and had struck out 7 consecutive batters before tonight.

  214. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Trisha, what pics?

  215. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    This stinks now cause D Rob will be unavailable for tomorrow.

    Hopefully CC goes beast mode and throws a gem anyways.

  216. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    DRob is an assasin. :)

  217. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I would have left Soriano in for the 8th and tried to keep Robertson out of the game but Robertson is so overpowering it’s become virtually automatic.

  218. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    It stinks that Robertson won’t be available now tomorrow. The yanks are giving up Thursday game by pitching AJ so tomorrow and Wednesday are important games.

  219. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    *assassin*

  220. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    # Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    It stinks that Robertson won’t be available now tomorrow. The yanks are giving up Thursday game by pitching AJ so tomorrow and Wednesday are important games.

    —–

    Exactly. Guess you got to win the games that are in front of you though.

  221. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Crap. That one should have been in the dirt.

  222. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Damn 0-2

  223. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    David!! unacceptable (but I love you anyways)

  224. Tar August 29th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Hardy is having a nice year. Especially against the Yankees :mad:

  225. luis August 29th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Second homeer he has allowed all season right??

  226. Tarheel In NYC August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    First HR in 68 innings. It was bound to happen some time. Let’s get this one, DRob!

  227. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Robertson went an entire year without giving up a HR until that, he was supposed to be up and out of the zone and just missed.

  228. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    HR rattled him.

  229. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    That wouldn’t have happened if a baserunner had been on.

  230. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    wow i didn’t really D-Rob hadn;t given up any runs on the road all season…that is pretty impressive streak

  231. charlestonchew August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Phew. Robertson made a mistake. He’s been better than Rivera this year. It felt so weird to see him miss his spot so badly on 0-2.

    He’s been the best reliever in baseball this year, so he gets a pass. He gets a lot of passes.

  232. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    this is the place to throw a breaking ball.

  233. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Hopefully mo is sharp. It seems like he hasn’t pitched in forever. Come on Robertson!!!!

  234. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    alright D-rob you are making me a lil nervous now. Calm down please.

  235. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    stolen base-getting nervous hers, and rays are losing

  236. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    K

  237. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    DROB

  238. Tarheel In NYC August 29th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Good man, DRob! Got ‘em!

    I’d love to have a few insurance runs here.

  239. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    More runs please.

  240. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Thank goodness

    Time for some “offensive” breakout against the team with the worst AL ERA

  241. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Rivera looked unhittable in that appearance against Oakland, I think it was. He was elevating the fastball and getting swings around the eyes like it was 1996…he hasn’t pitched in four or five days,.

  242. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I hope mo can close it out in the 9th. I am so tired of buck and his loser O’s already

  243. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Cano owes Gonzalez one for the beaning earlier this year…

  244. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    sure would be nice to get an insurance run here

  245. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    partial payback there by Robby…

  246. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I like Dellin’s 69 pitches through 5. 2H, 2R, 3BB, 5K’s.

  247. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Atta boy, Robbie. Let’s get some runs here.

  248. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Don’t hear too many complaints about Cano not living up to potential lately.

  249. luis August 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Swisher repeat??

  250. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    TD J-E-T-S!

  251. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Girardi should pinch hit jones for posada

  252. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    YF, certainly a bounce back from last outing for Dellin…damn they doubled off Dickerson…

  253. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Qualifier for Dellin’s BB’s is that like all RS teams, PawSux really work the count. I think Portland led league at one point.

    Go Jorgie!

  254. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Gee, now that’s another CURRENT Yankees’ starter that can actually PITCH a decent game. But, yes, let’s root for AJ to catch lightning in a bottle and show us the flash in the pan he has for the SEASON, so we can be subjected to him losing the rest of his regular season starts and blowing some crucial playoff games too. GO AJ, YOU ARE THE MAN. WE LOVE YOU, DUDE !…….NOT !!! :-(

  255. luis August 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Nope…..yankeefem are you watching three games at once like Pruf???, man thats hard!!

  256. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    What are we saving jones for? Girardi wake up

  257. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    First real tight save oppo for the great one since he had that bad stretch of games. All of his saves against the Royals and Twins were with a nice lead and the bottom 3 of their lineups.

  258. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Enter Sandman.

  259. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Jorge is horrific from the right side….and he runs like he has ankle weights on.

  260. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Damn, Po just not getting enough ABs to really be sharp. I liked seeing him in there against a LHP, but he always plays just infrequently enough to never really get on a tear…he could get on one witih more playing time :(

  261. Shame Spencer August 29th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    ID – Didn’t see your response about URZ from a few threads back until now. Thanks for the breakdown.

  262. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    luis, watching or *not* watching, depending on your perspective. It is very schizophrenic. :(

  263. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    The first batter usually tells us whiter Mo is on. Hell, the first pitch.

  264. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Whether.

  265. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Come on Mo

  266. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    YF, yea plate discipline is definitely an organizational thing with Boston…

  267. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    the only guy that bothers me against Mo is Guerrero, who leads off…

  268. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    nice movement on that get ahead pitch.

  269. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    should be 0-2..

  270. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Robbie!

  271. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    WooHoo Robbie

  272. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    good thing vlad running

  273. Captain Clutch August 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Great play by cano

  274. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    How does Cano do that side arm?

  275. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What an arm. & thankfully Vlad.

  276. luis August 29th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Gamecast says ground ball to Mo to Cano, to Texeira, what happened??

  277. UnKnown August 29th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    MO is working that cutter away. I think that is smart as guys are really starting to sit on the inner half of the plate lately.

  278. tomingeorgia August 29th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    That 1-4-3 double play was a wonder to watch.

  279. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    luis, Mo slowed down the high chopper for Robbie, who threw against the grain to throw Vlad out…

  280. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    One Mo…

  281. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    1 Mo…

  282. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Yeah!

  283. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    that baby’s moving tonight..

  284. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    JAP, either great minds think alike or we are the cliche specialists…

  285. luis August 29th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks pruf

  286. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Mo c’mon

  287. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Our offense is making too many games way too close.

    Thank goodness Mo put this one away.

  288. TheStraw August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    GOAT.

  289. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    MG, surely not the latter ;)

    MO!

  290. Against All Odds August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Got him

  291. syd_cash August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    whoooohoooo Mo

  292. MG August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    nice job by Mo…

  293. yankeefeminista August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Theeeee Yankkkkees WIN!

  294. luis August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Game over!!! the yanklees win!!!

  295. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    sweet

  296. igotid88 August 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    what channel is the Giants game?

  297. Yankee Trader August 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Chad-

    Looks like you knew it was in the bag!

    New Post——->

  298. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Meanwhile, Boston has had two days off…hope they’re flat!

  299. Tar August 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Was that a straight—- I am going to through it right by you— FB from Mo?

  300. J. Alfred Prufrock August 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    igotid, NBC

  301. igotid88 August 29th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    nevermind i found it. i kept changing to channel 4. but they kept giving commercials

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