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Game 136: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 02, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (82-53)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano DH
Nick Swisher 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Andruw Jones RF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 2B

RHP Ivan Nova (14-4, 3.96)
Nova vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (69-68)
Yunel Escobar SS
Eric Thames LF
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Kelly Johnson 2B
Brett Lawrie 3B
J.P. Arencibia C
Mike McCoy CF

RHP Brandon Morrow (9-9, 4.79)
Morrow vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Starting to cool down a little bit here in New York. Should dip into the 60s during tonight’s game. Still feels pretty nice out, though. Some wind blowing from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP James Hoye, 1B Phil Cuzzi, 2B Tom Hallion, 3B Bill Miller

#WINNING: Last night, the Yankees guaranteed their 19th consecutive winning seasons. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that broke a tie with Baltimore (1968-85) for the second-longest streak of consecutive winning seasons behind the Yankees run of 39 straight from 1926 to 1964.

MORE CALL-UPS: The Yankees added left-handed reliever Aaron Laffey as a September call-up this afternoon, and they also added minor league catching coordinator Julio Mosquero to the coaching staff. It’s pretty standard for the Yankees to add a minor league coach to the big league staff in September.

BETTER THAN I WOULD HAVE DONE: The Yankees have committed an error in just one of their past 10 games (that was, of course, a four-error game on August 26 in Baltimore). Their .990 fielding percentage since August 1 is the third-best mark in the Majors during that stretch.

UPDATE, 7:16 p.m.: That’s a really nice play by Gardner in left. Obviously Bautista never thought he had a shot, and the Yankees turned that into a double play to end the first. Nova’s getting knocked around so far, and the Blue Jays are up 2-0.

UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: Gardner goes yard, a two-run shot to tie the game in the bottom of the third.

UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Hard to say for certain that ball would have been gone, but it was at least a double before Jones made the leaping catch at the wall. Another big play by a Yankees corner outfielder.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: The memory challenge, where young fans have to remember which two numbers are hiding a certain Yankees player on the video board, just featured Jesus Montero as the hidden Yankee. Very timely bit of between-inning entertainment.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Little two-out rally has the Yankees in front. Robinson Cano had the go-ahead single, scoring Jeter from second for a 3-2 lead. Nova’s still out there for the sixth. He’s been hit hard a few times, but he’s ultimately allowed just two hits and two runs.

UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: Missed opportunity to pull away in the seventh inning, now Soriano is in to handle the eighth. Have to wonder whether Rivera is available after last night. Could be that Dave Robertson is the closer tonight.

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: For several seconds, I forgot that was Nunez playing second. That was a Cano-quality play to end the eighth.

By the way, Rivera is warming up, so maybe Robertson wasn’t available for some reason.

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325 Responses to “Game 136: Yankees vs. Blue Jays”

  1. Bx is Burning September 2nd, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Let’s go, Nova! Win #15!

  2. Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    10 years ago today was Mussina’s near perfect game at Fenway – exquisite agony. Thank you Carl Everett

  3. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    from last thread:

    VNY: agree 100%

    Betsy: agree 100% but need to give him credit for doing it within such a short period of time and pitching well in an important game.

  4. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    How come a Sox player never gets hit in the knee by accident?

  5. Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    MG, absolutely…….I don’t like to see any player fail and not like AJ has, so hopefully he’s found something that will allow him to be successful. Hey, he stepped up when the team needed him – that’s huge.

  6. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    the WB Mason commercials have now become as awful and difficult to sit through as the Guiseppe Franco ones.

    If I had the choice I’d drive 10 extra miles to an Office Depot or Staples before walking into any of their stores.

  7. Benny Blanco September 2nd, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Good luck nova!

  8. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Go Nova. Go Yanks.

  9. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    If I had the choice I’d drive 10 extra miles to an Office Depot or Staples before walking into any of their stores.
    ============
    Have never seen one of their stores.

  10. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    10 years ago today was Mussina’s near perfect game at Fenway – exquisite agony. Thank you Carl Everett

    Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    I don’t like to see any player fail

    lol?

  11. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    mick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    If I had the choice I’d drive 10 extra miles to an Office Depot or Staples before walking into any of their stores.
    ============
    Have never seen one of their stores.
    —————
    neither have I, it’s a northeast chain that expanded to New York after I left there…

  12. Vineyard Yankee September 2nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    If I had the choice I’d drive 10 extra miles to an Office Depot or Staples before walking into any of their stores.

    ===========

    Who gives a crap. This is a Yankee Baseball Blog and its game time.

  13. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Nova is having an unreal season…def contender for Rookie of the Yr, ‘specially if he wins 15+ so go 15! Go Nova!

  14. Melkmanisinhotlanta September 2nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I just read that blog about Minka and Jete. Jete is an old maid lol. He’s not going to do much better than Minka. He’s suffering the degradation of creeping age as his bald pate shines brightly into the camera’s eye. Oh well, at least he’s rich and famous.

  15. Vineyard Yankee September 2nd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Let’s Go Super Nova ! ! !

  16. Melkmanisinhotlanta September 2nd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    It’s great to see Nova do well. Next year will be the ultimate test for him. He has the makeup to adjust on the fly so he should do well.

  17. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    c’mon Nova

  18. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Crap Nova’s command is off

    Please keep steroids in the ballpark…

  19. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    that’s probably Bautista’s 1st hit to right field all season…

  20. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Gardner with a great play to save Nova from yet another hit in this inning.

  21. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    that’s probably Bautista’s 1st hit to right field all season…

    He already got his first opposite field hit off the yankees earlier this season

  22. Benny Blanco September 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    wow!!!!!!

  23. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Gardner is a bad man

  24. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Ouch….Gardner saves Nova’s bacon twice

  25. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    wow!

  26. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    don’t hit it to left…Gardner’s gonna catch it :)

  27. Niblick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Looks like Nova wants to pitch himself out of the rotation.

  28. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Garnder saved us there. Could be 4-0 with no outs.

  29. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Nova should buy Gardner dinner tonight after those two plays-the Jays would have put up a crooked number if either of them isn’t caught.

  30. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Gardner is gonna get a lot of free dinners

  31. Bryan September 2nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Nova showing his true form tonight

  32. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    that’s probably Bautista’s 1st hit to right field all season…

    He already got his first opposite field hit off the yankees earlier this season
    ——————–
    does he have more than 5 hits to right field all season? I didn’t check any stats before posting that, the only way he hits the ball the other way is if he hits it off the end of bat like that.

  33. Niblick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Let’s hope the Yanks hitters don’t suffer from their usual first game of series collective slump.

  34. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Gardner needs to get a golden glove. He saved us. This inning was looking like a disaster.

  35. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    does he have more than 5 hits to right field all season? I didn’t check any stats before posting that, the only way he hits the ball the other way is if he hits it off the end of bat like that.

    He has 15, but I thought it was funny you said that when Im pretty sure he got his first off the yankees. I remember the announcers making a big deal out of how much he pulls

  36. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    By comparison Tex has 3 opposite field hits LHed

  37. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    hope the Yanks put together some hits tonight

  38. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    does he have more than 5 hits to right field all season? I didn’t check any stats before posting that, the only way he hits the ball the other way is if he hits it off the end of bat like that.

    He has 15, but I thought it was funny you said that when Im pretty sure he got his first off the yankees. I remember the announcers making a big deal out of how much he pulls
    ———————-
    it’s possible, I might have missed the game or had the Jays feed instead of the Yankees.

    Morrow is always tough on the Yankees, this is a ‘trap’ game for them after the Sox series. Hopefully they get his pitch count up and get him out of there in the 5th or 6th inning.

  39. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    The Bautista – Grandy matchup should be interesting this series. Hopes Grandy can get that HR lead back :D

  40. Niblick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Nice inning – 11 pitches.

  41. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    the Sox are down 2-0 as well, both teams have to be really tired after the last 3 games-they played the equivalent of at least 4 normal games in elapsed time.

  42. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    snow cone for gardy.

  43. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    LGY

    DId you see that play? Swish ranged over, missed the ball and Cano made the play to Nova. Exactly what I said about last night. The only thing Tex did wrong last night was rush the throw.

  44. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    nice comeback inning for Nova

  45. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Bautista hit his 1st RF homerun against the Yanks and I believe he hit his 2nd against the Tigers.

  46. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    OK Nunez, but you get the idea.

  47. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I wish they would use the long range camera shot from behind home plate more often, it gives you a much better perspective of the game than the center field camera.

  48. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Morrow always seem to dominate the Yanks no matter how bad he has been pitching against other teams. It was smart to to not play Montero tonight.

  49. Niblick September 2nd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Andruw comes through again.

  50. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    SUX down by 0-5 :)

  51. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    That’s an example of when you should slide into first base.

  52. Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Yeah, LOL Jacksquat……..

  53. Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Oh, I meant Jack off

  54. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Whatever psychopath.

  55. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Hold it to a 2 run deficit here and the Offense will make that up, no problem.

  56. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Great range by E.N.

  57. Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    You started it, so

  58. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    that was disgusting

  59. Betsy September 2nd, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    so look at the pot calling the kettle black. .You know, I do love watching you constantly fail……………….at being an intelligent poster.

  60. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Nice throw.

  61. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Martin :D

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Great throw Martin.

  63. Nilsson September 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Dumb. Trying to steal with Bautista at the plate. I’ll take it though.

  64. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    that was a terrific play by Martin, he not only made a really good throw he did it off a pitch in the dirt.

  65. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Terrible defensive catcher isn’t he jerkface.

  66. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Nice play Martin. Nova did hang that pitch, but it was low in zone and that’s why he got away with it. I wouldn’t recommend doing that to Bautista again though.

  67. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Nova having some luck on his side

  68. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    once again the guy who makes a great defensive play leads off the next inning…

  69. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Nunez should be able to handle Morrow with his bat speed…

  70. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I’m not the one contradicting myself with two within 3 minutes of each other.

  71. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    two *posts*

  72. Benny Blanco September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    gardy!!!

  73. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Gardy going yard.

  74. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    You swing hard you are bound to hit one every now and then.

  75. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Brett with the power

  76. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Breaking the slide in style!

  77. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    good time to break out a slump for Gardner on a night when the Yankees need it and could move back into 1st place with a win…

  78. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Gardner save at least 2 extra runs & has a 2 run homer. wow. great game for him thusfar. :D

  79. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Fourth outfielder.

  80. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Morrow has really lost the strike zone this inning…

  81. jacksquat September 2nd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Looks like Gardner is feeling the heat. ;)

  82. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Fourth outfielder.

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

    Last ten games. 4-37 BA .108

  83. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “You swing hard you are bound to hit one every now and then.”

    Pathetic.

  84. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “You swing hard you are bound to hit one every now and then.”

    Pathetic.

    *******

    Waaaaaaah!!!

  85. Benny Blanco September 2nd, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    safe!!!

  86. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Grandy could get a cookie here, Morrow has really lost the zone with his breaking pitches…

  87. Bronx Jeers September 2nd, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Like the call by the umps there.

    If 1 gets it wrong, the other makes the correction. Need more of that IMO.

  88. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    ‘Last ten games. 4-37 BA .108″

    WAAAAAHHH!

    First inning saved at least two runs with defense. He also just hit a 2run HR.

    Your desire to prove Jerk wrong must be all consuming isn’t it? Pathetic.

  89. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    it takes a real DB to take a positive moment for the Yankees and turn it into a negative.

    I’m not a huge Gardner fan compared to most of the blog but want him to do well, anything other than that is just the sign of a less than loyal fan.

  90. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Bronx,

    I agree. The 1B umpire had a blocked view. And The Brotherhood of Major League Umpires is not as thick as thieves any more. But they still can’t get the ground rules thing right.

  91. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Tar

    I did not see the play. I got home just in time to see the Gritneriffic HR :P

  92. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 2nd, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    When did TOR get a new manager? I thought the BOS pitching coach got the job.

  93. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Laura, Farrell has pneumonia and is out, Wakamatsu is his bench coach, I think…

  94. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Is Morrow from Forks, WA? He has a certain, um…, look.

  95. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    LGY

    It was a carbon copy of last night except Swish dove and missed. Nunez was there and threw to Nova for the out. No biggie

  96. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 2nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Oh, okay. Thanks MG!

  97. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    It’s been while since I’ve seen an ump with a better view over rule another. Nice trend.

  98. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    wow I didn’t know that Jones could make plays like that…anymore…color me impressed :)

  99. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Cano struck himself out twice.

  100. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Andruw flashing some leather out there, how many of you thought his vertical leap was 2″ before that one? :)

  101. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    So when a player goes through an extended slump they revert to backup player status?

    Kay, is so funny. “Said Swish made the play. Oh, snap, Swisher’s at first”

    I give Andruw grief, but that was a nice play.

  102. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Robbie has trouble with Morrow, he probably doesn’t see the ball well out his hand, he never looks that bad on consecutive ABs.

  103. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Andruw has a bunch of gold gloves. Like Garcia, he didn’t forget how to do it, just adjusted.

  104. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Nunez got a scoop of Turkey Hill Ice Cream (the official ice cream of the NY Yankees) on that one..

  105. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Nunez getting like Cano, makes a play & blows a bubble.

    Jones made great play. He’s really stepped up!

  106. djsunyc September 2nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    ivan nova is NO JOKE.

    the guy mixes speed, location and just wants to pitch. no walking around the mound, no thinking on the mound, just pitch.

  107. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Gotta love that CU by Nova. Same speed as the Slider, different break.

  108. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    “Nunez getting like Cano, makes a play & blows a bubble.”

    How many times have we seen Jeter round first going hard into second…blowing bubbles.

    How does he do that!!!!

  109. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Nova continues to impress me with his development. He really doesn’t have his best stuff out there tonight and is having control issues but battles and makes good pitches.

    Since Gardner saved his bacon in the 1st inning he’s really been good.

    That’s the thing you can’t predict about young pitchers, they can have all the stuff in the world but knowing how to use it to get outs consistently is another story. That’s what separates a guy like CC from others who have similar stuff.

  110. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Was looking at the Hunt for October playoff tracker at espn.com last night.

    The Central is atrocious. I don’t think Verlander, or Cabrera for that matter, should get consideration.

    White Sox & Indians are “right there” 5.5 games behind Detroit with their 68-66 records.

    Jones and Gardy competing for POG. :)

  111. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    you can really see some of AJ Burnett in the way Morrow pitches-great stuff, rotational motion, same inconsistency.

    I wonder if he’ll ever put it all together…

  112. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    How is that a strike to Martin?

  113. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Strike?

  114. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Look Binder Joe, Jones got a hit off a righty.

  115. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    How many times have we seen Jeter round first going hard into second…blowing bubbles. How does he do that!!!!

    ***********

    Pathetic

  116. JobaTipsHisCap September 2nd, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    0-6 sux

  117. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Lawrie has a good bat…

  118. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I cheer hard for Gardner as I do for any other Yankee. Love his speed defensively and his base running, he’s just not my idea of a long-term left fielder. He’s not a good enough hitter IMO.

  119. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    “He really doesn’t have his best stuff out there tonight and is having control issues but battles and makes good pitches.”

    I agree his off speed stuff was unbelievable last game. tonight I think his FB/sinker is his better pitch.

    He has hung a few tonight, but just out of the zone when he has. Like that inside CB (foul ball) to Lind last inning.

    Gardner doesn’t make those plays in the first inning, he may not pitching right now.

  120. rr212 September 2nd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    nice inning there by Nova.

    Time to take the lead.

  121. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “I cheer hard for Gardner as I do for any other Yankee. ”

    You cheer harder for proving Jerkface wrong. Obsessed much?

    You are transparent, the intelligent on here see right through you.

  122. blackaccord September 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    If the playoffs started tomorrow, Nova is our # 2… no doubt about that..

  123. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “I cheer hard for Gardner as I do for any other Yankee. ” You cheer harder for proving Jerkface wrong. Obsessed much? You are transparent, the intelligent on here see right through you.

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

    Pathetic.

  124. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Yep, 71 pitches through 5. Quiet Nova

  125. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Pathetic, indeed, WC. He’s correct/

  126. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Nunez reminds me of Sheffield ( without the stance).

    A couple more years under his belt, there is no way you are going to throw a FB by him.

  127. waka flocka September 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Tar,

    you need to lay off the sauce. Nunez is nothing like Gary Sheffield. at all.

  128. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Never said Martin was a terrible defensive catcher. Only that he wasn’t elite enough to warrant hitting .200 as being acceptable. Luckily it looks like he is coming back around to where he was in April with more rest and with Montero here he may get even more opportunities to stay fresh instead. He is a good 100 game catcher.

  129. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    that was a semi-Jeterian swing there…

  130. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    there is a huge hole up the middle against Grandy…

  131. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Pathetic, indeed, WC. He’s correct.

    ***********

    No he’s not. When posters think I am wrong about a baseball comment that take me on. Jerkface lays in waiting so he can throw out stats to try and prove every opinion he sees here wrong. I’ve seen him do it a thousand times. Turn around is fair play. If you don’t like it may I suggest RAB.

  132. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    sp-they

  133. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    waka

    You ever see a FB that Sheff couldn’t catch up with? Me neither.

    Nunez has “almost” that kind of bat speed right now.

  134. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I’d turn Grandy loose here…

  135. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Never said Martin was a terrible defensive catcher.

    ***********

    Yes you did, in no uncertain terms. You may have not used those exact words, but you absolutely did. You threw out an almost endless parade of stats comparing Martin against other catchers to try and prove that he was not very good.

  136. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    WCYF doesn’t understand how a blog works. Interesting.

  137. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Let’s see what Cano does time.

  138. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Yes you did, in no uncertain terms. You may have not used those exact words, but you absolutely did. You threw out an almost endless parade of stats comparing Martin against other catchers to try and prove that he was not very good.

    Nope, try again. Only pointed out that he was not an elite catcher and in many areas he was quite average. Which, if you are hitting .200 (which he did for 3 straight months) you need to be better than just above average.

  139. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Cano! The best!

  140. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Nova has never lost when he has been handed a lead, lets see if he keeps that streak going. Its a pretty good streak.

  141. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    what a good job by Robbie there after getting beat by the same pitch 3X…

  142. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Cano in the clutch.

  143. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Nope, try again. Only pointed out that he was not an elite catcher and in many areas he was quite average. Which, if you are hitting .200 (which he did for 3 straight months) you need to be better than just above average.

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

    Nice try. Bull.

  144. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Morrow went to the same spot once too often.

  145. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    JF was just jonesing for Montero.

    We tried to explain that there was no way they were going to remove Martin for Montero, so just to turn his head.

    But, he’s a little stubborn that way.

    The good news is that the team is playing well. No need to fixate on one player or another.

  146. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    there really is a lot of AJ Burnett in Brandon Morrow…

  147. kd September 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    these games make me happy. grind on the starter, he’s got almost 100 pitches and it’s not even the 6th, get some good hitting, and get into the pen. this is playoff baseball

    let alex and tex take all the time they need, we need them to be clicking in three weeks

  148. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Jerk wanted Martin to get more rest. He never said he shouldn’t be the starting catcher. Wanted Montero to spell him.

    I remember because I felt the same way.

    But you keep obsessing and trolling that’s what you do best.

  149. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    JF was just jonesing for Montero.

    We tried to explain that there was no way they were going to remove Martin for Montero, so just to turn his head.

    But even with that, I only wanted Montero to replace Cervelli. I’m pretty ok with martin being the starter this year and next. Once they signed him there was little chance he wouldn’t be on the team next year. Just wanted Martin to get more rest (he looked worn down, coincidence that his CS% went from 26 to 31% and his batting average went up 30 points once he got more rest?). I advocate a 60/40 split for Martin/Montero at catcher next year.

  150. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Jerkface never said Martin was terrible or even close to terrible defensively. Not once.

    Stop being such a troll.

  151. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    When Tex comes back we are going to see teams pitch around Granderson a lot with guys on base. Morrow wasn’t going to give into Granderson there and made Cano beat him and he did. Tex will have to start hitting to make it stop.

  152. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Okay, I stand corrected. But they weren’t going to start Montero any more than they had started Cervelli. :P

  153. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    The Martin defense discussions never had anything to do with Montero.

    Many on here think he is great on defense. Others like myself and Jerkface think he is above average.

    The evaluation of Martin’s D has no relation to Jesus.

  154. Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Jerkface wanted to run Granderson (MVP) out of town in favor of Gardner (4th OF) last year. He wants Phil Hughes (BP) in the rotation and Ivan Nova (ROY) traded in the off season. He wanted to run Martin out of town in favor of Jesus Montero.

    Jerkface has stated that he would rather have Gardner than Ellsbury.

    And then the kicker is when Jerkface tries to talk down to other posters for fixating on players.

    At least when I do it, I toss in an emoticon to show I’m being playful.

    Jerkface is seriously biased when it comes to certain players and wholly obsessed.

  155. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Okay, I stand corrected. But they weren’t going to start Montero any more than they had started Cervelli.

    -

    But they should have! Martin got worn down by overuse thanks to torre, it was weird that the Yankees went to that well hard and often early on.

  156. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    OK, Bret, how do you really feel? :)

  157. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    throwing 92

  158. Jerkface September 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    By out of town do you mean to left field? And Bret yelling at me for wanting to trade a player?!

    Oh and the Gardner is a 4th OF meme, cool!

  159. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Martin starting only 100 games at Catcher would be really good for his health and the team.

    Hopefully that’s the plan next season.

  160. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I will say— Watching Cervelli call the last few games , makes me appreciate Martin that much more. No way Cervelli gets the same outcome yesterday that Martin did. And Cervelli’s has cleaned up his defense quite a bit. The extra work with pena is very noticeable.

  161. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Nice play Jones

  162. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    At least when I do it, I toss in an emoticon to show I’m being playful.

    ——

    Maybe that explains why you never paid Nick after your Crawford obsession.

    It was just a playful bet.

  163. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Keep Joey Bats in the park here.

  164. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Nova’s been hit hard but right at people. Hope he can get out of this without giving up a run.

  165. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    that was NOT a good pitch. Luckily it stayed in the ballpark

  166. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Jones, again.
    Washed up.

  167. Tarheel In NYC September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I think Gardy, Grandy, and Andy (sorry) are the collective Player of the Game so far :)

  168. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    How does Joe Torre get blamed for wearing Russell Martin down when he caught virtually every game for the Dodgers in both 2006 and 2007?

    After joining the Dodgers in early May, 2006, he caught virtually every game for the next two years, he wasn’t coming out of the lineup in 2008 unless someone tied him to the bench.

  169. m September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Martin’s defense came up in the discussion primarily because he was struggling with the bat.

    Some of said that his primary contribution was always going to be a defensive one. And that the pitchers seem to like pitching to him.

    Then some said that his defense wasn’t good enough even for that.

    Martin was a reclamation project, the Yankees knew there was a possibility he might not deliver offensively. They wanted something that they had been missing for a while. A better defensive presence back there. Posada has always been passable, but he had some brain farts last season, guys were running all over him. And of course he had his bell rung a couple of times.

    Andruw!

  170. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Nova has pitched well tonight, but he’s also been VERY lucky. A lot of great defensive plays have saved him.

  171. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I would definitely walk him

  172. West Coast Yankee Fan September 2nd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Jerkface wanted to run Granderson (MVP) out of town in favor of Gardner (4th OF) last year. He wants Phil Hughes (BP) in the rotation and Ivan Nova (ROY) traded in the off season. He wanted to run Martin out of town in favor of Jesus Montero.

    Jerkface has stated that he would rather have Gardner than Ellsbury.

    And then the kicker is when Jerkface tries to talk down to other posters for fixating on players.

    At least when I do it, I toss in an emoticon to show I’m being playful.

    Jerkface is seriously biased when it comes to certain players and wholly obsessed.

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

    Bingo. Thanks for your objectivity.

  173. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I am fine with the unintentional intentional walk, but Lind is dangerous as well. Especially with the short porch.

    Nova’s start is on the line right here.

  174. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    It’s time to get the bullpen up

  175. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Good job Nova.

  176. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Whew….!

    I was really worried about that at bat. Great Job Super Nova

  177. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    That was lucky. Lind was all over him

  178. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Martin catches a great game, I love the way we gives the pitcher a target and receives the ball.

    Cervelli is all over the place and makes it tough for the pitcher to hit a spot-it doesn’t matter with CC, he could pitch to anyone, but I really thought it hurt Hughes the other night.

  179. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Lind had a tough at-bat last time, I would have pitched to Bautista.

    And look! It almost left the park. Lucky thing the MVP is roaming CF.

  180. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    got away with one there

  181. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Nova has been VERY lucky tonight. The defense has probably saved him about 5 runs…

  182. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I agree m. I think that was more luck than skill.

  183. blake September 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks the heavens the Yankees finally decided to not let Bautista beat them for a change….great job Super Nova!

    Martin is a good catcher…….

  184. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Nova is keeping the ball in the park, that’s all you can ask for a pitcher when he doesn’t have his best stuff or command.

    A year ago Nova would probably be gone in 3 innings or less, tonight he’s in line to get #15, that’s a sign of great progress.

  185. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Things must be going well. Cashman looks healthy.

  186. blake September 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Nova hasn’t thrown his best game…..but good pitchers have a knack for finding luck and good fortune. Nova has come so far….watching his development has been lots of fun.

  187. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    What a way for the Sux to thank the pink hats for fenways 700th consectutive sellout, by getting blown out.

    First place is right their for the taking tonight.

  188. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Felipe Alou looks really good for a guy who’s 76 years old-he was some kind of player…

  189. blake September 2nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Cashman offering Reggie and Felipe some objective pipe

  190. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    If it was Hughes pitching they would have taken him out and the bullpen would have given up the lead with a home run

  191. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    How cool to watch a game with Felipe Alou. Cashman you are one lucky guy.

  192. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Blake

    LOL

  193. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Luck is part of the game.

  194. blake September 2nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    LGY,

    it’ll be awhile before we let that one go probably….

  195. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Didn’t this throat cancer guy dream of being a major league umpire yesterday?

  196. yankee 221 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Morrow has 172 strikeouts in 148 innings this year

  197. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    LGY, don’t mention the commercials, you will be scolded by one of the West Coast trolling contingent for abusing the game thread.

  198. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, Wakefield is still sitting on 199 wins as a Red Sock. According to Kay, Francona said that the needs of the team are more important right now, so they shuffled the rotation so that Miller would start today. Well, guess who’s pitching for Boston in a 10-0 blowout?

  199. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Is John out of ideas?
    ————-

    BloggingBombers Ever dream of creating a HR call for John Sterling? Here’s your chance! Send me your best Jesus Montero call and John may use it on the air!

  200. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm
    Didn’t this throat cancer guy dream of being a major league umpire yesterday?
    ————
    Yes

  201. Benny Blanco September 2nd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    How good is nova??

  202. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Nova really is bouncing back this inning-both Robertson and Mo threw a bunch of pitches last night, Girardi probably doesn’t want to use both of them today.

  203. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Nova looks like he is getting stronger.

  204. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    came back strong

  205. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    That was fast!

  206. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    That is awesome by Nova. Got through 7 without his best stuff. What a job by a rookie…

  207. Benny Blanco September 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    blake,

    do you go batter to batter next inning?

  208. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    D Rob and then Sandman??

  209. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Very nice job by Nova.

  210. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    last night at 9:15 it was the 4th or maybe the 5th inning and Kitty was getting ready to take a nap :)

  211. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Didn’t this throat cancer guy dream of being a major league umpire yesterday?

    ===========================
    He once dreamt of being a swimmer.

  212. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Batter to batter

  213. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Impressive inning by Nova. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mo isn’t available today so Girardi will try to get Nova through the 8th inning.

  214. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Didn’t this throat cancer guy dream of being a major league umpire yesterday?
    ===================
    Is he the same guy who is choking to death?
    we only see him from the back..

  215. Nilsson September 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Nova is at 97 pitches. I’d let him pitch into the 8th.

    Lawrie’s got some menacing tattoos on his biceps and forearm. Looks like gonna be a pain to deal with for the future.

    Yanks outfield D is a big team strength.

  216. yankee 221 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Great job by the kid… he has matured before our eyes. Remember when he couldn’t get through a lineup twice and couldn’t go past the 5th inning?

    His stuff wasn’t even good today and he got through 7 with only 2 runs

  217. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Toronto doesn’t have much after Lind. Lawrie didn’t like the CBs.

  218. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    as someone who has never smoked and absolutely hates dealing with it these commercials are over the top even for me, I have to mute the volume to avoid getting sick…

  219. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    did you see cash walk away when reggie started yapping at felipe?

  220. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Morrow has 172 strikeouts in 148 innings this year
    ———–

    Good job by Jack Z. trading him for a relief pitcher

  221. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    last nite was played at 33 1/3 rpm, tonite 78.

  222. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    LGY, don’t mention the commercials, you will be scolded by one of the West Coast trolling contingent for abusing the game thread.

    —–

    :D

  223. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Costas and Kaat were awesome last night doing the Yankee game for MLB Net. But Kitty whining about the length of the game did get old, I will admit.

  224. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I just watched that inning over again. that was an impressive 7th inning for Nova!!

    After that inning Nova should start the 8th

  225. yankee 221 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    “as someone who has never smoked and absolutely hates dealing with it these commercials are over the top even for me, I have to mute the volume to avoid getting sick…”

    Yeah… it’s a bit much. I understand they are trying to get their point across but… eek. You can’t even watch his commercials anymore without changing the channel or muting it.

  226. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Nova has mound presence.

  227. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Please tell me that Kay is joking about Buck today stating that the Rays are going to win the WC.

    I mean does anything smart ever come out of Buck’s mouth anymore? Seems not.

  228. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Unknown, Kitty won 20 one year well after his prime by quick pitching the whole game, some of his games used to go 1 hour and 30 minutes…

  229. Jerzz September 2nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    PeterBotte Who should get more HOF support, Mike Mussina or Andruw Jones?

  230. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    fourth outfieldler on base again.

  231. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Let’s take the thought process of who is going to pitch which innings with a bomb here by Grandy or Cano

  232. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:21 pm
    Nova has mound presence.
    —————————————-

    Everyone has mound presence when they’re winning

  233. blake September 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Benny,

    Yea Id go.batter to batter…..why not….especially if they can add insurance here.

  234. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Man Hoye is really calling that low pitch tonight.

  235. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    yay Jeter and Gardy

  236. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    The Yankees should double steal more often.

  237. blake September 2nd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Double steals are so.awesome!

  238. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I like the IBB here. Walk or HBP forces in a run.

  239. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I’d give the 8th to Soriano. Too close go batter to batter only up one, when the tying run is immediately at the dish.

    I have so much confidence in the pen. Joe should use them.

  240. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Fourth outfielder and washed up shortstop, double steal.

  241. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Hopefully Swisher doesn’t swing out of his shoes here

  242. Nilsson September 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    When Yanks were playing in Minny, Gardenhire said Cano is the guy he fears the most. I’m sure a lot of other managers feel the same way.

  243. JobaTipsHisCap September 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    break open right here

  244. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    “Fourth outfielder and washed up shortstop, double steal.”

    :D

  245. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    tom, Gardner has been awful for about a month and is going to be platooned, but it’s great to see him have a game like this tonight.

    He’s a streaky player, maybe he gets hot for September and into the playoffs, that makes the Yankees a very tough team to beat.

  246. Bo knows September 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Nice touch tomi

  247. waka flocka September 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Its funny seeing Bret criticize Jerkface for saying he would rather have Gardner over Ellsbury. Never mind the fact that Ellsbury’s own team was interested in trading him prior to him breaking out this year and there were no signs of this type of season coming from him at all.

    Its also funny that Bret is defending Nova while banishing Hughes despite the fact that Hughes won 18 games last year. Not that wins matter much but I am sure Nova winning 15 games is part of his reasoning for why he should be untouchable.

  248. Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Waka,

    Jerkface said that about Ellsbury two weeks ago.

    But OK.

  249. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 2nd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    A quick drive by to say – oh those vaunted Suxers!!!

    Texas 10-0 in the 7th.

    :D

    And I had such hope for them.

    :lol:

  250. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I can’t wait until Arod comes back. Until then Tex and Swish are going to get tested in these big risp spots.

  251. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Nice Joe. Now go to work Sori

  252. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    robo to close?

  253. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Trish was the power restored yet? Hope evrything is ok. :D

  254. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    no

  255. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Sux getting blown out & hopefully our stud bp will hold it down :D

  256. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    bye bye…

  257. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I am surprised that Girardi didn’t let Nova start the inning. Maybe the long leash is only on CC and AJ.

  258. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    we almost said bye bye to Soriano on that line drive…

  259. waka flocka September 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    waka,

    alright well he is stupid for saying that then.

  260. waka flocka September 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    ha, i addressed myself. i meant to say Bret.

  261. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    c’mon Swish you gotta get that

  262. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    You really can’t argue either way. That was kind of a long bottom of the inning, Nova is near his limit. You put another really good outing in the books for Nova.

    The lack of Tex’s defense shows again

  263. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Teix is great defensively.

  264. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Got to end the threat here with Joey Bats on deck.

  265. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Nice play Nunez.

  266. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Cano, er Nunez saves the game.

  267. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Nunez channeling Cano at 2B nice play

  268. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    that was a Cano-quality play by Nunez there, he has really improved defensively since the beginning of the season.

  269. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Nunnnnnney :)

  270. Pat M. September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I do understand that this will get me tossed to the lions, but I wouldn’t be shocked if The Texas Rangers win the whole ball and wax come October……..

  271. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Nunez, hit but no field!

  272. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Cano esque by Nunez.

    Waka

    Take everything Bret says with a giant grain of salt.

  273. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Swish looks worse at 1b than Nunez did at ss for jeter.
    Tex is a defensive genius.

  274. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my Nunez. What a play. The kid has really came around defensively. I was completely certain that that would NOT happen. Glad I am wrong there.

    So D Rob threw 26 yesterday and MO 28. Probably lean towards D Rob, but MO was stretching so he might be available tonight.

  275. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Pat M. September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    I do understand that this will get me tossed to the lions, but I wouldn’t be shocked if The Texas Rangers win the whole ball and wax come October……..
    ——————-
    Pat M, this is a shocking turn of events, is it possible that your pool service girls are all from Dallas and have influenced your opinion?

  276. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    # Pat M. September 2nd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I do understand that this will get me tossed to the lions, but I wouldn’t be shocked if The Texas Rangers win the whole ball and wax come October……..
    ===================
    sacrilegious ….who is their Ace?

  277. Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    LGY,

    Just mad cause you never got to shove HUGHES IS AN ACE, down my throat.

    Don’t hold your breath, sport.

    :lol:

  278. The Mercury Strikes Back September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Oh man. This game is moving along quickly — unlike that grindfest of yesternight.

  279. Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    waka flocka September 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    alright well he is stupid for saying that then.

    ********

    Not stupid, severely OCD.

  280. waka flocka September 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Pat M,

    not tossed to the lions but i definitely would be surprised if they won it all. they don’t have much to offer outside of CJ Wilson. Ogando looks like he is wearing down, you never know what you’re going to get from Holland, and even though he is having a good season Matt Harrison doesn’t exactly strike fear into my heart.

  281. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    this board is a crashing bore tonite
    no fighting or humor will do that

  282. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    It would be nice to score a run in this inning. Mo threw a lot of pitches last night and the cutter wasn’t great. I am sure he could of used tonight off.

  283. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    MO is really going to have to be nails to close this one down in the 9th. Tough hitters to face

  284. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    this board is a crashing bore tonite
    no fighting or humor will do that
    —————–
    mick, didn’t you bring out your best Rodney King this afternoon and say just ignore the whiners and complainers and ‘just get along’?

  285. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    mick,
    That’s because the Yanks are ahead.

  286. LockDown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Really wanted an insurance run. :(

    MO pitched a lot last night. Hope he gets quick outs.

  287. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Bautista and Lind…Ouch..

  288. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    mick, didn’t you bring out your best Rodney King this afternoon and say just ignore the whiners and complainers and ‘just get along’?
    ======================
    I am misunderstood.
    The fights are based on personality clashes.

  289. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Bret

    24 hours ago you were pushing an Andrew McCutcheon trade.

    I don’t need Phil Hughes to make fun of you for something when you have a new laser focus obsession every few weeks.

  290. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    mick,
    That’s because the Yanks are ahead.
    ========================
    tom
    you might be right…

  291. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Top of the 9th and Wakefield is still pitching. Pretty pathetic how the Yankees treat the man.

  292. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Tom’s on fiya tonight! :D

  293. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    mick, what do you want the fighting to be about, the proper grip of the slider?

  294. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Pretty pathetic how the *Sox* treat the man.

    The Yankees treat him just fine. :)

  295. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    David Dejesus atrociousness this season is enough ammo for a lifetime. ;)

  296. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Joey Bats SIT

  297. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    good morning, good afternoon, good night Jose…

  298. m September 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Bret,

    I cringed for you when you brought up someone else’s crazy ideas.

    I knew you were in for it. :P

  299. LGY September 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    M

    The Yankees treat Wake pretty poorly as well if you know what I’m saying

  300. igotid88 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    looks like 15 for Nova

  301. Yogi Mantle September 2nd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Huge out by the Master. That was sweet.

    Kay is such a tool … that one caught more of the plate than Mo would want…. then it just clipped the corner.

    And two down now.

  302. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    vintage Mo on that pitch to Lind, he had no chance.

  303. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Don’t let up here MO. Got the two tough guys out, now get the easier of the three. And then move the flags around

  304. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    “I am misunderstood”

    Oh good, I though it was a medication issue. :wink:

  305. Yogi Mantle September 2nd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Start spreading the news…

  306. umbrelladoc September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Interesting. Mo had less velocity tonight compare to yesterday, but better command and more movement – the 1-2 pitch to Encarnacion was practically a slider.

  307. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    mo was surgical

  308. Bx is Burning September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Mercury (a/k/a Ruby) is sad that his boys are back in 2nd tonight. :(

  309. JobaTipsHisCap September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Mo is easy tonight.
    Looks only sux is tough on him.

  310. Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    LGY,

    I’m disappointed.

    You’ve given up your mission to throw my opinions about Hughes in my face.

    So soon?

  311. Salliedogs7 September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

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

  312. UnKnown September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    MO YES.

  313. Tar September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Did Mo just say WTF was that?

    Nah not Mo.

  314. Yogi Mantle September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Nicely done by Nova.

    Another Save for the GOAT!

  315. syd_cash September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    yay Mo! Good game for Nova

    (thank you Texas, hope you guys sweep the RedSox)

  316. tomingeorgia September 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Tar,
    Yeah, I seem to be!

  317. MG September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    great win by the Yankees on a night where they could have easily mailed it in. Sometimes it isn’t that exciting but important none the less.

  318. Wang IS Taiwan September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    That “left side” nonsense is stupid. Does Kay really have so little self-awareness that he can’t hear how forced it is?

  319. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    next==>>

  320. Bret The Hitman September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    m,

    Ripping off the Pirates is crazy.

    They ripped off Cashman in the Nady trade.

  321. Captain Clutch September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Great job Mo. Now give the guy 2 days off…

    Tex would be proud only a 3 hour game

  322. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    That “left side” nonsense is stupid. Does Kay really have so little self-awareness that he can’t hear how forced it is?
    =======================
    It will go the way of all his failed experiments and attempts at greatness.

  323. mick September 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    NEXT=====>>>>>>>

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