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Game 142: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 08, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (87-54)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.89)
Nova vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (56-85)
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 1B
Nolan Reimold LF
Chris Davis 3B
Robert Andino 2B

RHP Alfredo Simon (4-8, 4.64)
Simon vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Thunderstorms are in the forecast. Why wouldn’t they be?

BETTER WITH SUN: The Yankees are 38-10 in day games this season. That’s a .792 winning percentage. According to Elias, the highest single-season winning percentage in day games since 1900 is .748 by the 1906 Cubs who went 116-36.

CHASING HOFFMAN: Mariano Rivera remains four saves away from passing Trevor Hoffman’s all-time saves record, but Rivera needs just one more appearance to pass Hoffman for ninth place on baseball’s all-time games pitched list.

ON THIS DATE: On September 8, 1925, Babe Ruth hit the 300th home run of his career off Buster Ross in a 7-4 Yankees win at Fenway Park. It was the second game of a doubleheader.

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654 Responses to “Game 142: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    winning this game makes for a great cross country trip, assuming the “in flight entertainment” makes the flight on time…oh, and the Sawx choke tonite

  2. JM September 8th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Counting today’s game, this is a 10-game road trip, including the swing out west, an off day and then three in Toronto….Going to be a tough stretch against some great pitching.

    Have to win this one. Would love to see a 7-3 road trip but that might be unrealistic. But I can hope, can’t I?

  3. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Checking in from op@cy. Cut out of work early on a whim to come here, standing by the bullpen right by jesus. Hope to see him hit today

  4. Salliedogs7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Go Nova. Go Yanks.

  5. Joe from Long Island September 8th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    This is the last game between the Yanks and O’s this season. That’s good, because I’m not sure how much more rain the Northeast can tolerate.

    randy – it must be a mechanical thing with Cervelli. He wasn’t this bad previously. And, if you recall, he went through a stretch earlier this year where he couldn’t even find Jeter and Cano on his throws. That’s clearly gotten better, but it suggests to me that it’s a mechanical flaw in what he’s doing. You’re right, though, in that if he doesn’t fix it, he will risk going the way of Mackey Sasser.

  6. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    oh, jeez, they’ve gotta release jeter…and fire girardi….

    …sorry, just getting into the lohud game post mood…..

  7. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Poor Orioles there are only 100 people at the game. One foul ball for everyone!!!

  8. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    “Chances are Cervelli isn’t going to play iin the playoffs, at least not in the first round.”

    crawdaddy-

    i agree and hope cervelli never gets a inning of playoff action.

    … but you got me thinking. i just took out the spare tire from my car because chances are i won’t need it for the playoffs either.

    think of the gas i’ll be saving by getting rid of that extra dead weight :)

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    repost

    Just finished reading The Last Boy. The book is a heartbreaker. I had such a mix of emotions while reading it. I felt a lot of resentment toward Leavy because at times I felt she was going out of her way to expose all the negatives she could find about the Mick. I didn’t see the need for it. I also found stretches of it extremely boring. Why she needed to track down minutiae about certain home runs, did they actually go such and such a distance? Calling in sabermatricians, people who lived in the area, searching years of records to find a person who supposedly found the ball in such and such a place when he didn’t actually find it there at all. Who really cares? But by the end of the book (extremely long, by the way) I saw the whole thing come full circle. And I cried – for who he was, who he was forced to be by his father, who he never became because of his own stubbornness – but mostly for who he is, one of the greatest players to ever play the game and gone much too soon.

  10. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I hour we never see nunez in the field in the playoffs

  11. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Go figure. Cy Simon is pitching for Baltimore and “binder Joe” pulled the line-up out of a hat and why can’t the Yankees beat bad teams? Other than the bad play by NYYs so far today, did I leave anything out?

  12. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    GB – you left out Tex

  13. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    joe from long island-

    i’m guessing he’s got a sore arm or tired arm like pitchers get. catchers get them too. they throw more than anyone. he used to throw well so something’s up.

    ironically, he probably needs to have some time off to rehab his arm. victor martinez went through a bad few years too after throwing well and then his arm came back at least to an acceptable level.

    i wouldn’t be saying much about cervelli if he could throw.he’s a perfectly good back up if he can throw. but for two years he hasn’t- 12% throwing out runners is as bad as it gets.

    jorge at his worst in his last year was 18 % and 28% for his career.

  14. pat September 8th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Robbie playing SS today! :wink:

  15. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    For those that are wondering how Binder Joe could go against the book and pull a line-up out of a hat…he didn’t….look at Chapter L. “When you lose a game, you pull the next game’s line-up out of a hat”.

  16. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    “Other than the bad play by NYYs so far today, did I leave anything out?”

    you have a bad attitude.

    no wonder people used to push you out of planes.

  17. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Jesus is still out here in the bullpen, I guess clueless doesn’t think he might need a ph later on

  18. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    LMAO. How are things going with you, Randy?

  19. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    anyone affected by the upstate evacuations, esp. Binghamton?

  20. pat September 8th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Mets even have to put their PR guy on the DL….

    AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin
    J ay Horwitz broke right ankle walking to work this morning. Surgery Monday. Will remain at Hospital for Special Surgery until then.

  21. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    who’s clueless, the guy with the WS rings or the guy who doesnt think a player could walk all the way in to the dugout at some point during a game?

  22. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    awesome flip to swisher there…

  23. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Time for a funky crooked number here and Nova can just pound the zone and put it on cruise control.

    No need for any sort of drama kicking off this road trip.

  24. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    “LMAO. How are things going with you, Randy?”

    gb7-

    real good. i’ve got my summer’s business behind me so i have time now to post non stop on lohud now.

    except for that last bit of bad news for you , how are things going with you?

  25. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    That was a rally killer….

  26. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I hope they trade Cervelli for a box of noodles this winter.

  27. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I hope they trade Cervelli for a box of noodles this winter.

    They can get something more substantial than a box of noodles.

  28. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    you could actually hear the beer vendors On Eutagh Street when Gardner struck out/walked

  29. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    with Spaghetti Sauce??

  30. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    El Capitan!

  31. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    “They can get something more substantial than a box of noodles.”

    not if his cervelli’s nickname is “noodle-arm”

  32. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Going pretty well, Randy. I’m busy working up a list of ad lib zingers to throw at you.

  33. Bret The Hitman September 8th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    At 24, Cervelli’s still developing. He has a great deal of ML experience already for a young catcher with plenty of room to grow. At his age, he’s actually still a prospect. I think he’s worth more than fans suspect.

  34. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    ick

  35. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Nova better get pitches done a lot lower than this, or he won’t be around long today.

  36. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Guess Guerrero still gots some pop. Unfortunately.

  37. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    ” I’m busy working up a list of ad lib zingers to throw at you.”

    gb7-

    i’ll warn the people standing near me because you never hit anything you’re aiming at.

  38. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    They’re not looking very down. Lucky for him, it’s the O’s.

  39. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    zing!

  40. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    stop putzing around Nova.

  41. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Top of the 3rd inning: get ‘em on…get ‘em over….get ‘em in.

  42. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    nova really cant find the strike zone.

  43. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    ” I’m busy working up a list of ad lib zingers to throw at you.”

    gb7-

    i’ll warn the people standing near me because you never hit anything you’re aiming at.

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

    Are you kidding/ I can hit every car in the parking lot with a golf ball…every time.

  44. Doc Iac September 8th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    just saw the hr on mlb gameday, saying that pitch was up in the zone was an understatment

  45. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Mark actually looked pretty quick on that stolen base. Be nice to get that Vlady HR back.

  46. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    that’s gotta tick off weiters.smart play by teixiera

    and tick off buck too .

  47. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Chavey Baby

  48. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Here comes Noodles again.

  49. upstate kate September 8th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    well I got to see the first 2 innings on my lunch break, but now I am relying on you guys and game day…neither one is giving me enough info!

  50. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    “Take a look at the following graphs illustrating how Hughes has fared over the years in the following pitcher-advantageous situations. The data in these charts was culled from Baseball-Reference (click on charts to enlarge):

    This is pretty ugly. His sOPS+ after 0-2 counts currently sits at a hideous 241, which means batters are performing 141% better than league average in these situations against Phil. I don’t even know what to say about that.

    If you remove the injury-shortened 2008, his AVG, OBP and SLG against, along with tOPS+ and sOPS+ have basically gone up every year after reaching an 0-2 count on hitters. Granted, these charts do come with a significant caveat: obviously the sample sizes are small, and even smaller for 2011 since he’s faced fewer hitters, and so take these findings with a grain of salt. His 2011 numbers in particular actually fell significantly after his Orioles start on Tuesday night, so there’s still room for improvement. That being said, the data isn’t exactly encouraging.”

    Interesting article on Hughes struggles putting away hitters. Obviously to view the charts and stuff you have to click on the link

    http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/.....phil-34130

  51. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    well I got to see the first 2 innings on my lunch break, but now I am relying on you guys and game day…neither one is giving me enough info!

    The yankees are winning.

  52. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Mr. all or mostly nothing Cervelli.

  53. upstate kate September 8th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    YAY!! Thanks JF

  54. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    How was that a ball??

  55. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    andino chops out to chavez 1 out

  56. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Anyone else think this ump’s strike zone is a bit off?

  57. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Hardy whiffs, Markakis walks.

  58. pat September 8th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Scouting report from Oppenheimer via Curry for the YES-less.

    Player who has stood out this year- Mason Williams- 5 tool player who really gets it
    Other notables- Dante Jr.- Know he will hit for power/ says Bichette has Derek Jeter make-up in the clubhouse

    re: Betances/Banuelos- seen very good things from them but haven’t seen the consistency they want yet.

  59. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    strikout swinging on a nice curve 2 out

  60. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Out here in the bullpen, proctor and wade are hosting a joe torre survivors group, I think sturtze might be stopping by too

  61. m September 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Not trying to be rude, but we didn’t need a fancy chart to tell us that Hughes struggles putting hitters away. :P

  62. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    4 pitch walk to markakis, nova didnt seem interested in throwing a strike.

  63. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Has anyone ever thought “man, this umpires trike zone is great!”?

  64. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Adam Jones flies out.

  65. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Update for those without picture, Granderson was doing a really weird thing with his hand and eye, I think aimed at swisher.

  66. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Like from Kids in the Hall where they are squishing people with their fingers.

  67. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    ID – I thought that about Lelsie Nielsen

  68. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    You do, however… need a fancy chart to actually *prove* that he struggles putting hitters away. You can just watch and guess… if you like being wildly inaccurate about things.

  69. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    gardner chops out to reynolds who makes a nice play right over the line one out

  70. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Gardner’s at bat was faster than Gardner.

  71. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    simon’s 3-1 pitch sailes behind jeter for a walk. one on one out

  72. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    why run on wieters with granderson up? :(

  73. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    ugh… that stunk… bigger lead next time might be helpful.

  74. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    granderson jeter thrown out stealing. pitch was up and outside, weiters with a quick throw to get him. wasnt that close. two out

  75. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    why run on simon when he is wild as hell?

  76. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    granderson walks one on two out.

  77. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    That was a really stupid time for Jeter to run considering the pitcher can’t find the plate. Now you just helped him out big time.

  78. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    and Grandy walks too… nice to give him an out. Cause he can’t find the zone.

  79. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Not the smartest steal attempt by Jetes.

  80. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    How does clueless play hit and run when this guy is so wild?

  81. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Tex seems locked in today… or he’s seeing Simon’s ball really well.

  82. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    coulda been another run… nice thinking Jeter.

  83. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    tex singles to right center, granderson has to stop at 2b, two on two out.

  84. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    It would stink to let Simon off the hook

  85. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    what was dumb about the attempt other than that he was caught?

  86. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    arod chops a one hopper to third, mail order high hop and an easy throw to get him and end the inning

  87. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    ugh… waste.

  88. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    the pitcher can’t find the zone. Let the batter take the pitches and let the pitcher get out of those situations. Don’t give him an easy out. Why steal when the pitcher can’t throw a strike?

  89. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Anyone we can petition to allow Ys Guy replace Kay on the broadcast?

  90. upstate kate September 8th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    thanks for the play-by-play Ys

  91. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    apparntly jeter has some kind of edge…oh, sorry forgot to stop when the commercials started…

  92. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    what was dumb about the attempt other than that he was caught?

    ———————-

    Wieters is one of the best in the game at throwing out runners, Simon couldn’t find the plate, and Granderson is a HR hitter.

    I think that covers it.

  93. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    vladdy drills another high one this time off the rf fence for a double

  94. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    “why run on simon when he is wild as hell?”

    i think that was jeter being upset with simon almost hitting him in the head.

    it was almost predictable he’d try to steal.

  95. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    vlad almost auto piloted himself out of a double but cranked it up and slid in just before swishs throw arrived

  96. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    How the heck did Guerrero make it to second without loosing a leg?

  97. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Be nice for the team to play in front of some people again tomorrow, and have some kind’ve atmosphere plus some good weather.

  98. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    chopper to second easy play for cano, vlady to third 2 out

  99. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    sorry 1 out

  100. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Nova has thrown some awful pitches to Vlad today. If Swisher had a better arm Vlad would definitely be out at 2nd base or he would of stayed at 1st base.

  101. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    reynolds with a slow roller to cano, just out of nova’s reach, vlad scored two out 4-2 yankees

  102. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    everytime we thin we got the gum off of our shoe, Vladdie puts it right back on

  103. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    nova has thrown awful pitches to everyone, its just that vlad’s been smacking the high strikes the others are laying off.

  104. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Can’t see how Jeter attempting to steal was any different than teixeira stealing 2nd other than one made it and the other didn’t. If Jeter had been safe, he would have been a smart veteran base runner.

  105. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    reimold walks one on two out.

  106. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Nova is wild today

  107. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    not high strikes, just high pitches vlads been smaking, sorry…

  108. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    davis lines one over cano, reimold to third ahead of swisher’s throw. first and third two out.

  109. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    It looks like it’s going to a short day for Nova

  110. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Can’t see how Jeter attempting to steal was any different than teixeira stealing 2nd other than one made it and the other didn’t.

    They weren’t different, neither should have attempted to steal.

  111. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    nova throws a 55 footer, cervelli blocks it nicely but davis advances to second

  112. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Nova has no command whatsoever today

  113. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Nova having problems keeping the ball down today. Could be not long for this game. Wonder if Kontos will make an appearance.

  114. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    some of those LOB would have come in handy against Buck’s fruit flies

  115. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    And yet, nobody said a word about Teixeira’s “dumb steal”, but the usual couldn’t wait to get Jeter.

  116. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Nova already at 73 pitches into the 3rd. So this is our solid #2 guy now?

  117. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    andino strikes out on an outside fastball to end the inning.

  118. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    A K to end the inning…

    But less than impressive pitching today from Nova

  119. Chase September 8th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Can’t say Nova doesn’t battle and keep his team in it.

    Love it.

  120. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Looking past the season and I have to admit… both the Yankees and Red Sox look pretty deficient in the rotation area compared to the other potential teams (Phillies, Rangers, Angels, Tigers…?)…

  121. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    jo jo reyes replaces simon on the bump

  122. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    cano whiffs on a high fastball one out

  123. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Cano’s hit a bit of a down-turn lately with a lot of strikeouts.

  124. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Tex is slow and more susceptible to the DP – whereas Jeter still has some speed. Grandy was already up 3-1 I think in the count – so why take the risk? Grandy didn’t swing so it wasn’t a hit-n-run…

  125. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    And yet, nobody said a word about Teixeira’s “dumb steal”, but the usual couldn’t wait to get Jeter.

    Wasn’t paying close enough attention to even notice Tex to mention it at the time. I’d be very wary about sending anyone other than Granderson or Gardner against Wieters. he is throwing out 38% of runners and the orioles give up one of the fewest amounts of steals in the majors. They didnt pay any attention to Tex, so I understand why he might have thought he could make an attempt to catch Wieters off guard, but they attempted pickoffs to Jeter. He didnt have any element of surprise. Both were bad attempts. And hand waving it away as some kind of ‘only because he failed’ well DUH. Any steal attempt that succeeds won’t draw as much ire as a steal attempt that fails. You were on gardner’s back all year because of his steals, so please spare us that tripe.

  126. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    swisher whiffs on a slider two out

  127. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

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  128. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    blargh… come on people…

  129. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    GB7 – You want people to complain about things that went right now?

  130. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    did you just suggest that nobody should steal on 3-1?

  131. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    chavez flies to center to end the inning

  132. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    That was 73 pitches into the fourth dummy

  133. upstate kate September 8th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Tigers have Verlander. Fister has been a nice pick up. Porcello and Scherzer have been up and down.

  134. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Granderson had a 2-1 count, if it was 3-1 he wouldnt have been called out because grandy would have walked.

  135. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    hardy with a sky high pop to tex. one out

  136. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    markakis lines one that gardner thought about diving for then pulled up. runner on 1st one out.

  137. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    righte-o. No I did not suggest that. But when it’s evident Simon can’t throw a strike to save his life, why take that chance?

  138. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Nova is battling so far but he doesn’t have the command today to expect him tp put up zero’s much longer. It’s time to get the bullpen up.

  139. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    jones nubs one, cervelli throws it into RF runners advance to 2nd and 3rd one out.

  140. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    uh -oh … Nova unravelling?

  141. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Terrible throw by Cervelli…

    Kind of lousy game today

  142. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    nope – that would be Cervelli unravelling. What a lump head.

  143. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    play is scored an error, cervellis throw went between the runner and tex one of those ones that tex could have broken his arm on but fortunately he short armed it and wasnt hit.

  144. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    vladdy pops up to tex in front of the 1b dugout, no advance, 2nd and 3rd two out.

  145. Bryan September 8th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Cervelli is a terrible defensive catcher

  146. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    There is no way that Montero is worse than Cervelli behind the plate. If he was he wouldn’t be catching in the minors.

  147. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    noodle-arm

  148. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    weiters chops one to cano to end the inning. 2 left on base.

  149. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Score about three and let Nova give ‘em 6 innings.

  150. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Nova battling and having a pretty good game without his best stuff, I would say that does resemble a number 2, to ask the dolts here who are whining about nova

  151. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I really wonder if the Yankees view Montero as the future catcher of this organization? Martin will obviously be the #1 next year. Montero is the sure thing backup?

  152. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    Score about three and let Nova give ‘em 6 innings.
    ======

    that would be awesome.

  153. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    cervelli lifts a high fly to left on the 8th pitch for the first out.

  154. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    it’s a bad sign when the catcher has more movement on his throws than the pitchers have on their pitches.

  155. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    gardner grounds out to short two out

  156. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    jeter chops to third to end the inning.

  157. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    well, so much for that.

  158. pat September 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Ledger_Yankees
    Somewhere in Australia, a neighborhood is missing its crazy cat lady, who is currently rambling on in seat 9B. Me? I’m in 9A #FiveHourFlight

    :smile:

  159. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Nova will be back out for the 6th.

  160. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Girardi has to pick a game against the Mariners and sit everyone like he did yesterday. They are probably getting worn down like Long said.

  161. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    fly out to swisher one out

  162. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    The Orioles are just abusing Swisher’s arm in RF today

  163. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    reimold doubles into the gap in RC. runner in 2nd, one out.

  164. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    girardi comes out and signals for logan to come in and face c davis.

  165. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Jesus caught logan in the pen

  166. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I have to imagine you all saw this by now but…

    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Dellin Betances will “definitely” join the Yankees this weekend.
    While Betances isn’t a lock to make an appearance down the stretch, the Yankees want him exposed to life as a big leaguer.
    Betances, 23, posted a 3.70 ERA and 142/70 K/BB ratio in 126 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Baseball America ranked him as the 26th best prospect on their midseason list.
    Sep 8 – 2:47 PM Source: Joel Sherman on Twitter

  167. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Sori and ayala also throwing

  168. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Here comes the Logan experiment….

  169. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Betances isn’t on the 40. Someone has to be DFA’d… ideas? My guess – Laffey.

  170. BJK September 8th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Swisher is flexing his arm/hand after every throw, he’s obviously having a problem out there.

    Why is he still in this game?

  171. Nick in SF September 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Hong-chi Kuo in for the Dodgers, Chien-ming Wang still in for the Nats.

    First time two pitchers from Taiwan have opposed each other in an MLB game?

  172. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Logan – you stinkhead…

  173. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Well that worked…Logan is such garbage

    I don’t even know why Girardi even bothers with him anymore

  174. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    davis rocks one off the rf wall for a double, run scores, 1 out, 4-3 yankees. girardi comes out and pulls him.

  175. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    ugh, Logan.

    Betances *is* on 40 man.

  176. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Maybe they’ll DFA logan… but I doubt it.

  177. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Pi$$ing away two games in a row against these kids? Maybe Buck will kiss his wife Hello tonite.

  178. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Can Logan ever get out a lefty? GM malpractice not getting a real loogy

  179. Bryan September 8th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Boone Logan = terrible

  180. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    im figuring swisher’s problem is something that they are aware of and nothing can be done about till after the season, either by rest or surgery.

  181. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    whoops – I was thinking Banuelos.

  182. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    its been all downhill for logan since he whiffed gozalez.

  183. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Sherman says Banuelos won’t be called up.

  184. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t put Logan on the post season roster over any of the righties. I don’t know how you could possibly trust him in a big spot. One good year doesn’t make you a good reliever.

  185. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    “The Orioles are just abusing Swisher’s arm in RF today”

    that’s surprising because it would be so hard to pick up that swisher’s arm is bothering him today.

  186. fantasygame101 September 8th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    logan is so inconsistent than he can struck every batter he faced one day and can not get an out the next day. Unfortunately, all their veteran options were already released.

  187. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    That is some go D by Luis

  188. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    ayala gets a nibber hit right back to him by andino and makes a textbook play running right at the runner and forcing davis back to 2nd where cano applies the tag.

  189. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Cervelli’s biggest problem with throws to second base is the way he grabs the ball. He basically throws a 2-seamer that tails and dives away from the bag. If he grabbed the laces straight up, he wouldn’t have half the problems or balls throw to the outfield.

  190. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    runner on 1st 2 out.

  191. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Keep Hardy in the park here Ayala

  192. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    That was the best (and maybe only) defensive play by a pitcher not names Mo this entire season

  193. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    popup to cano ends the inning.

  194. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    That is a great job of relief by Luis and nice of Nova to pat Logan on the shoulder in the dugout.

    In that particular situation I would’ve preferred Girardi to manage backwards and use Soriano in the high pressure situation and then come back with Ayala to start the 7th. However, it all worked though.

  195. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Cash tried with feliciano and marte. How can you whine about the gm?

  196. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Someone should start an Ayala fan club. He’s a good pitcher and player.

  197. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Insurance Runs Please!

  198. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Laffey still warming

  199. RS September 8th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I forget which relievers are available out of So, Ro, Mo today?

  200. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Montero looks a little ackward trying to frame pitches because he is soooo big

  201. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    grenderson hbp (barely grazed his wrist on 3-2)

  202. Eroc September 8th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Can they please just blowout this loser team already? They used to be so good at it early in the season, now every game with them is a nailbiter

  203. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    tex with a viscous liner right to the LF. one out one on.

  204. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    showalter doing his best larussa signals for accardo.

  205. RS September 8th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Dominant lefty relievers are hard to find. The Red Sox don’t even have a Boone Logan in their pen. The only real good ones I can think of are young guys like Venters, Adams, and Madson who would have all cost a fortune to pry away.

  206. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Buck manages against the Yanks like it’s the 7th game of the world series

  207. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Ys Guy – Would you say you’ve borrowed more from the style of Dewayne Staats, Spencer Ross or Bill White?

  208. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    captain, thats what they pay him to do.

  209. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Offense leaving no margin for error

  210. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Alex’ timing is really off…

    Hope he is good to go in October

  211. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    man… arod …

  212. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    i always loved bill white. messer was a mess and phil was kind of a joke

  213. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Hanks handicapped 3rd baseman with the gidp

  214. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    arod bounces into a 6-4-3, so tony, i mean buck made the right call…

  215. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    this has been a pretty frustrating game so far. Getting dominated by a couple of pinatas with 6 eras like Reyes and Accardo for four innings, giving away outs on the bases with simon pitching, and allowing the stinking Orioles to hang around….

  216. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Wade now warming as joe furiously leafs through his binder

  217. austinmac September 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    AROD has declined into a good player from one of the best. He is not one I want to see up in critical situations anymore. I hope it is temporary. We shall see.

  218. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    The lineup has fallen asleep today as the game as gone on. This looks like an O’s win unless the Yankees lineup wakes up.

  219. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Too many stranded runners..usually comes back to bite you in the arse…hope not..

  220. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    holy hell binder joe. laffey??? REALLY???

  221. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Logans been awful since April. This isn’t a shock.

  222. pat September 8th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Betances can travel with the team and not be on the 40 if they don’t intend for him to see action.

  223. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    guys who hit into alot of dp’s…manny, donnie, edgar, eddie murray…

    when you hit in the middle of a lineup and you hit the ball hard, you are going to hit into alot of dp’s. get over it.

  224. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    ok so everybody agrees that logan isnt cutting it, we have another lefty reliever on the staff. how are we going to know if he can get a lefty out if he never pitches?

  225. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Laffey = worthless

  226. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Not getting a lefty is already costing is now. Let alone tge post season. The L boys r scrubs

  227. Doc Iac September 8th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    guys who hit into alot of dp’s…manny, donnie, edgar, eddie murray…

    when you hit in the middle of a lineup and you hit the ball hard, you are going to hit into alot of dp’s. get over it.

    —-

    so true, and didnt chad post an article that showed since 2004 arod has been one of the top clutch hitters?

  228. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Betances is on the 40… Banuelos is not.

  229. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    No one else stirring in the pen, looks like wade for better or worse this inning

  230. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Girardi is treating this game like play off roster try outs instead of trying to win a game. Just like how he treated September last year. Laffey was released by the Indians how good can he be.

  231. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    laffey walks markakis on a curve runner at 1st. girardi comes with the hook

  232. fantasygame101 September 8th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    raul valdes is next.

  233. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    looks like clueless might be running the white flag out with no back up plan for wade

  234. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Ace September 8th, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Logans been awful since April. This isn’t a shock.

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

    except for that short stretch of games between Mayy 11th and September 5th, he hasn’t been good.

  235. NY Wankee September 8th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Oof … Girardi and his reliever roulette!

  236. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Wade will get them out here without that leadoff walk scoring.

  237. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Nickalicious!

  238. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Great throw and way to hold on Cervy.

  239. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    what a relay and block/tag

  240. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    unbelievable

    that’s cervelli ladies and gents

    he has no clue where he is right now

  241. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Frankie Baseball! Cano!

  242. pat September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    OH MY GOD.

    Unbelievable play!

  243. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Cervy is a tough kid, that’s for sure.

    Cano’s arm is just ridiculous.

  244. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Great play!!!

  245. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hope Cervy’s OK. Looks like Montero may have to catch soon after all.

  246. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Markakis never did hit the plate I don’t think. Cervelli holds on and makes the point mute

  247. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    WHEW!

  248. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hope Cervelli is ok, he’s had concussions before.

  249. pat September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    A noodle arm didn’t matter on that play. :wink:

  250. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    jones rips one to rf, swisher with one of those awkward looking excellent catches going back, no advance, runner at 1st 1 out.

  251. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Harkey just told jesus to be ready in case he needs to come out, I heard him

  252. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    How about those throws, the first from the worst centerfielder in the league and Cano!

  253. m September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Sterling going on and on about Cervelli and the play. Saved a run.

  254. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Wade has nothing today

  255. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hope there is no concussion; he got rocked! He’s always been a tough kid.

  256. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Great throw by Cano and block by Cervelli. Wade is getting tattooed…

  257. Bronx Jeers September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Yanks have some tough ass catchers but no one wants to see Montero in that situation.

  258. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    vlad rips one between the cf and rf, play at the plate huge collision HES OUT!

  259. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I am really surprised that Frankie remains in the game. He got rocked.

    come on now wade make this last out routine please

  260. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    m, it was a great play on both Cano’s and Cervy’s parts.

  261. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I’d rather the Yankees players not make injury-prone plays in a meaningless game against the orioles. I hope Cervelli’s concussion doesnt flare up.

  262. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Fist pumps all around!

  263. pat September 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Cisco earned that fist pump.

  264. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Props to Grandy as well.

  265. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Jesus watch update; he’s heading out to the dugout with his gear on

  266. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    excellent relay by cano,didnt look like they had a play at that point. cervelli really got tossed and held on while taking a shoulder to the neck, great play all around.

  267. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I think I mentioned that Showalter was just beside himself gushing on Lupica’s show about Cano, how catchers never have to worry about a short hop.

    Wade K, Cervelli I guess is feeling alright with the fist pump. LOL.

  268. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    That’s Cervelli

  269. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    nice play cervelli

    i’ll even give him that one.

    good job.

    way to stick his head right in there.

  270. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Bernie and Damon may not have even reached Cano on that relay…loved those guys ability to actually go get the ball, but we really missed that silly “throwing tool” from our CF for years

  271. fantasygame101 September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    now score runs to put them away

  272. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    That was granderson, not Swisher. Granderson has a pretty decent arm…not great but, it’s accurate and quick to unload it.

  273. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    cervy’s mask just went flying on that play.

    Awesome play

  274. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Scratch that…Wade came up big there…That was a great relay, Cano caught the ball and fired, Grandy got on it fast, Cervelli tough as nails…awesome all around..

  275. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    strikeout to end the inning yanks still lead 4-3, cervelli fist pumping his way off the field!

  276. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Cano is a baseball player with a basketball court awareness.

  277. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Cano is lot an infield Clemente…so smooth

  278. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I didn’t like the way Cervy looked going down stairs into clubhouse. They should pull him for his own sake.

  279. Yank1 September 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Now Proctor for the 8th inning and let Soriano close it out!

  280. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    like

  281. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    GB, well said.

  282. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Sori throwing now, look s like the eighth is his

  283. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    replay shows cano turning and making a perfect strike to the plate without even looking. he had no right throwing out that runner, really amazing.

  284. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    The ats have gone asleep…hopefully the pen holds up

  285. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Cano is a baseball player with a basketball court awareness.
    ////

    Showalter quoted Randolph as having dubbed Cano “Magic Johnson” after that fade away throw on the SS side to throw a runner out against them.

  286. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    cano pops out to LF one out

  287. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    “I hope Cervelli’s concussion doesnt flare up.”

    nothing ever happens to catchers.

    no need to have montero catch at all ahead of time.

    martin will catch all the payoff innings so it doesn’t matter if cervelli can’t catch.

    only having one catcher will allow the yankees to carry an extra pitcher in the post season

  288. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve been watching baseball for a long, long time, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better, purer play than that relay.

  289. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    that was fast…

  290. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    GB, well said.

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

    He seems to always know where he is, where all the players are and all of the bases are in relation to where he’s standing. That’s learned, but, it’s also a gift. Jeter has that gift, too.

  291. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    chavez’s tip held by weiters ends the inning.

  292. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Here comes sori get your tums ready

  293. Yank1 September 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Joe will probably try what he did with Robertson the other day with Soriano – use him the 8th and try and squeeze a 9th out of him too.

  294. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Again – I’d rather listen to that throat cancer guy in the commercial announce this game rather than Kay

  295. arjay September 8th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Markakis never did hit the plate I don’t think. Cervelli holds on and makes the point mute

    —————–

    MOOT point. Moot. Sorry, that’s my pet peeve.

  296. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    If the Yanks don’t score another run or 2 they aren’t winning this game. They have hung on by a hair for 3 innings now and you just get the feeling that they will break through eventually. The Yankees lineup looks exhausted now.

  297. m September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    YF,

    Sterling said that well be seeing lots of replays of the play.

    video is not cooperating, so I’ll have to catch it later. I do hear a lot of cheering for the Yankees, that’s one thing you can’t pick up on video.

  298. blake September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Cano relays the ball. Steer than any 2b in history……I feel confident saying that because I can’t imagine anyone doing it better.

  299. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    dickerson in RF for swisher, soriano comes in to pitch.

  300. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    tom, and that’s the second otherworldly, clean relay in a matter of like a few weeks.

  301. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    “I didn’t like the way Cervy looked going down stairs into clubhouse. They should pull him for his own sake.”

    i agree. his eyes looked funny right after he was hit. i wouldn’t be surprised if he was seeing the pretty white sparklers when you get your bell rung.

  302. blake September 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Better.

  303. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    GB, yes, I too thought of Jeter in the same context. (basketball/court awareness analogy). Bill Bradley: a sense of where you are…

    Pruf, yes, I recall you mentioning Magic re: Buck interview. Apt.

  304. m September 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Gardner. :(

  305. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    funny- on gameday, camden yards (in the animated background), the sec and third decks are half empty. pretty accurate stuff.

  306. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Another Gardner error. about three in the last week

  307. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Does Gardner have soap on his fingers?

  308. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Rivera in the pen with the jacket off

  309. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    reynolds to LF gardner bobbles it and reynolds steams into 2nd base. single and an error, runner at 2nd 0 out.

  310. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    A Soriano pitch gets hammered…Yeah that’s really surprising.

    I think the errors are pilling up because these guys are exhaused. Girardi really has to watch these guys and give some of them off during the Angels series.

  311. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    This game has been an absolute struggle the whole way.

  312. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    m, definitely one for the highlights.

  313. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Why would they be exhausted? Because they all had yesterday off? Make sense please.

  314. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I think the errors are pilling up because these guys are exhaused. Girardi really has to watch these guys and give some of them off during the Angels series.

    Not to mention Gardner should not have got an error on that play in the rain. Error rules for outfielders are stupid.

  315. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    That was a strike. :(

  316. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    JAP,
    Maybe I missed the last one, but this one, Grandy getting to it in the first place, excellent throw to Cano, and the relay. “Otherworldly is the right word.

  317. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    frozen rope are you at the game

  318. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    LMAO. Wow!! Great play!

  319. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Atta boy Grandy-Cervy.

  320. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Lightning strikes twice in the same place

  321. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    davis bloops one into center, reynolds out by a mile trying to score, davis to 2nd. 1 out.

  322. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    They basically have to win this game to justify all this self sacrifice.

  323. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Rivera is stretching

  324. pat September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Cervelli is going to be soooo sore tomorrow.

  325. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    LOL. Grandy to Cervy. Nice!

  326. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    cervelli helping save this game today…

  327. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Let’s go Sori! Jeez

  328. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    sorry 2 out (phone caused a ww!)

  329. Carlo September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    And its all for not. Unreal.

  330. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Geez what is with Soriano, he gets no one out

  331. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Wow Soriano. come on man

  332. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    ugh

  333. m September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Ugh. Double Ugh on Gardner.

  334. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    And Soriano was begging to blow the lead…

  335. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Another nice one from the worst center fielder in the league.

  336. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Send Soriano to Afghanistan!

  337. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    You knew the tied game was coming. It has been coming for 3 innings now.

  338. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    hot shot gets through arod, runner scores from 2b tie game.

  339. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Sooner or later, saw it coming….O’s should be up by 2 runs also

  340. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I’m right behind the pen

  341. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Soriano is throwing meatballs.

  342. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Soriano the stiff

  343. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Cervelli has no arm.

  344. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    That was Cervelli’s inning.

  345. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Pitch–Right down the middle.

    All right, Cervy. Out at 3rd!

  346. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Nice running andino. We’ll take that.

    Come on offense time to win this one here.

  347. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    and this is why baltimore is in last..
    what could andido be thinking there?

  348. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Too bad they shifted on Andino, if Brett was playing str8 up they’d probably have got another out at home.

  349. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Time to get some runs. Hope Andrew Miller gets slapped around tonight.

  350. Northy September 8th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Had the Orioles been less stupid then Soriana would have been crushed

  351. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Inevitable….up 4-1 and the offense pulls a Rip Van Winkle

  352. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    If we get shut out for 6 innings by the Orioles bullpen, we deserve to lose.

  353. m September 8th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Cervelli with the hat trick.

    Soriano. :mad: Guess it was too much to ask you to get 3 outs with out giving up a run.

    And it could have been worse if not for Granderson and Cervelli.

  354. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Soriano hasn’t looked sharp since before the Boston series.

    The defense has been saving him.

  355. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Well if they want to not go to LA with 2 L’s in a row they better figure out how to hit the ball again. What a crummy pitch he made, belt high it was like Tee ball

  356. fantasygame101 September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    orioles should be winning by 5.

  357. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    This is an offense that’s in huge trouble vs a good staff in October.

  358. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Have a day Cervy!

  359. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    m, I’d cut Gardner some slack on that one. A tough throw to make to plate.

  360. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Inevitable….up 4-1 and the offense pulls a Rip Van Winkle

    Most teams barely average 4 runs per game, whats the point of complaining about it? If a team averages ~4 runs a game, what difference does it make when they score them?

  361. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Only fitting that Cervelli leads off

  362. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    The game plan is obviously to run on the Yankees outfielders.

    Girardi has to get Cervelli out of this game. After the 2nd block you could see him moving his eyes around like his eyes/head hurts or something isn’t right.

  363. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    If the Orioles played as hard as they do against the rest of the league as they do vs us, they’d be in first place.

  364. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    OK, keep it going, Cervy. You are on a roll.

  365. sab September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    And gardner showing why he’s a 4th OF’er..

    When he’s on he’s great when he’s not its long streches of him playing with his head up his a$$. Starters do not go on long streches of checking out both on defense and offense..

    with his speed he should never go more than 20 at bats without a hit…he can’t bunt which negates his speed and causes him to get into a funk offesively – 4th OF’er no matter what he does when he’s “on”…

  366. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    This is an offense that’s in huge trouble vs a good staff in October.

    —–

    Because they haven’t hit much in the last few innings vs a terrible staff??

  367. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The Yankees better not even think of playing Cervelli in the postseason or I will refuse to watch!

    :lol:

  368. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    so as it turns out, it might not have been the best of days to try out the rookie behind the plate, and the backup is no gold glover but can make plays when called on .

  369. Niblick September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks Hal and Hank. Soriano lays another smelly turd.

  370. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Proctor up now

  371. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Who didn’t see this coming after they left all those runners on early?

  372. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Have to add to the 4-1 lead, not e content with an early 4-1 lead…

  373. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Need to.win this game with the pitching they are about to face the next 4 games.

  374. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Soriano another example of a good pitcher elsewhere melting in the heat of NY

  375. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Have to add to the 4-1 lead, not e content with an early 4-1 lead…

    If they always added on to leads like that they’d score 1000+ runs every year, its just not possible. Adjust your expectations.

  376. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    It’s all or nothing. It’s hr or bust.

  377. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    cervelli takes a called strike at the knees one out.

  378. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    It’s all or nothing. It’s hr or bust.

    Scored all their runs on singles.

  379. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    6 hits against these turds is not very good

  380. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    I’m right behind the pen
    ////

    Thanks, keep ‘em comin’.

  381. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    “This is an offense that’s in huge trouble vs a good staff in October.”

    Based on what?

  382. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    LGY – good thing you’re around for sanity checks.

    My post about Cervelli was a joke. The kid plays hard – and gets good things done. It’s easy for people to forget the bombs he has hit or the plays a home. (not you mel, I was referring to earlier posts.)

    LGY, I posted the Prediction Chart last night. Don’t know if you saw it. If not I will post it later when I know you’re around.

    Gotta race.

  383. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    blake, we hit good pitching though. ;)

  384. Ys Guy September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    buck with another pitching change.

    i have to go now, someone else keep those imprisoned in cubicles up to date please.

    this is a win!

  385. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    4 runs a game for the Yankees (141 games played) would be 565 runs. That would put them in 13th place out of 14 teams in the A.L. And probably in 4th place in the division.

    And this is against the Orioles, no less, who have thrown a bunch of guys with eras north of 5 and a half against us today.

    That’s the point.

  386. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Sox usually hit gregg but against us he’s a world beater suddenly

  387. JM September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I know this is not a “must win” game but they really need to win this one. As blake has said, it’s going to be tough out in Anaheim against that pitching and with the Halos fighting for their playoff lives….

  388. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    yanks didn’t score after the fourth inning yesterday and now have been shut down since the third this game. Don’t know if its the weather, the crazy schedule, them cooling down, or just a combination of everything.

  389. sab September 8th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Andruw Jones pinch hitting for Gardner…if THAT doesn’t tell you he’s no better than a 4th OF’er I don’t know what does…and this with Blockhead Girardi knowing full well that buck will bring in a righthander once jones come in…

  390. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    “Cervelli has no arm.”

    tomingeorgia -

    haha third base is a little closer to home than second base.

    but gb7 is right. great inning by cervelli.

    on a serious note if they can get cervelli’s throwing issues worked, he’d be a good back up.

  391. Yank1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Have to hope the Rays show up against the Sox or this division lead could dissipate again by the time we are out of Seattle

    Sox also have 7 of their last 10 against these Os… no doubt they will pound their pitching, unlike us.

  392. m September 8th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    YF,

    Listening to Sterling on that play. They were wondering why Gardner threw home instead of to 2nd. Second guessing the throw. Was it close enough where he had a play? Sterling and Suzyn are adamant that he had no chance.

  393. DocTodd September 8th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Terrible to lose 2 in a row vs this AAA bunch before going out West

  394. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    “Adjust your expectations.”

    Aha!

    “Based on what?”

    Based on microscopic arm-chair managing and a seeming inability to look at the big picture, something that is a necessity in baseball.

    By the way, Ace is not ace – meaning that ace (or ace1) has always been an optimistic poster. This Ace is not.

  395. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    DocTodd – Did the game end while I wasn’t looking?

  396. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Just awesome.

  397. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Yanks are 13-4 against the O’s, so those of you who say we don’t pound them must be watching some other games. Of course, you’d probably all like them to go 18-0 against them.

    Everyone step off the ledge.

  398. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Soriano looks like he needs 4-5 days off, he has been getting hammered recently. The Yanks have played so many close games so it’s not surprising if he, Rob and Mo are tired. Girardi has to pull back on them a little bit more.

  399. fantasygame101 September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I prefer to see kontos rather than proctor.

  400. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    4 runs a game for the Yankees (141 games played) would be 565 runs. That would put them in 13th place out of 14 teams in the A.L. And probably in 4th place in the division.

    And this is against the Orioles, no less, who have thrown a bunch of guys with eras north of 5 and a half against us today.

    That’s the point.

    Thats not the point. The orioles stink, but you can’t get them every game. If the Yankees score 4 runs early, it’d be nice if they built on it but its impossible to do that every time and its pointless to complain about. They average 5.5 runs per game which is crazy good, everyone should be happy. It doesnt matter if they score all of their runs in 1 inning, or 1 per inning for a few, or early or late.

  401. devcon13 September 8th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Didn’t I watch this game yesterday???

  402. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    We’ve had one baserunner since the 4th, and that was a hit by pitch, who was erased on ARod’s double play.

  403. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Captain Clutch – He’s been leaving that 2 seam fastball right out over the middle of the plate all season… like he thinks he throws 100mph and then it comes out 92.

  404. JimK September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    YF,

    Listening to Sterling on that play. They were wondering why Gardner threw home instead of to 2nd. Second guessing the throw. Was it close enough where he had a play? Sterling and Suzyn are adamant that he had no chance.

    He knew Andino was going to try and steal 3rd

  405. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    yanks will play just fine on their road trip. just hate to sit here and hope the jays beat the sox. We need to be controlling our own destiny and not hoping for other teams to bail us out of games like this. 2.5 game lead is not a big lead in any other division but in the AL east thats a pretty nice leads that we don’t need to let slip before we go out west.

  406. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I hope Hal and Levine chokes on Sori’s contract.

  407. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Wow, talk about an offense going to sleep. I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s like after they were up by one or two runs they just assumed they would win. No need to try to tack anything on. Just brutal, brutal ABs.

  408. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    No, Jerkface, it’s my point and I know the point I was trying to make. What’s pointless is you lecturing everyone on the board whether we asked for your stupid opinion or not.

    Just living up to your name I guess.

  409. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Here comes proctors corpse…. Can’t be feeling good about this

  410. Yank1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    “Yanks are 13-4 against the O’s, so those of you who say we don’t pound them must be watching some other games. Of course, you’d probably all like them to go 18-0 against them.”

    4-4 in the last 8 against them, if they lose today.

  411. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    m, you mean on Andino play or Reynolds? On Andino, I think Gardner thought he had a play at the plate.

  412. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    PROCTOR? Are you kidding me? This is not good.

  413. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Dill Pickler – Your point is not well thought out. Don’t share opinions on the interwebs unless you want them picked apart. One game in September does not belie the entire offenses production.

  414. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Just living up to your name I guess.

    Cry on about the best offense in baseball.

  415. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    one baserunner on a hbp since the 4th is a tough way to try an win a game

  416. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Proctor is in… guess they don’t care about this game.

  417. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    the masn announcers have no clue.
    they just went on about how great proctor has been for us.
    he does know this isnt 2006 right?

  418. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Here comes the walk off with Proctor, but the Yanks have no other choice. He can’t blow out Robertson and Mo.

  419. jonathan p September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    i simply do not get why girardi plays cervelli instead of montero.
    i do not get it

  420. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    “yanks didn’t score after the fourth inning yesterday and now have been shut down since the third this game. Don’t know if its the weather, the crazy schedule, them cooling down, or just a combination of everything.”

    They’re exhausted. They did an interview with the hitting coach and he said he can’t imagine how they’re still playing. He said he’s tired and he hasn’t had to do anything but coach. Don’t forget, even though Baltimore isn’t that far from NY, the hurricane weekend was in Baltimore and the Orioles got to sleep in their own beds for the series. Doubleheaders and everything else, they’re worn out. And they are without days off. I say cut them a break and let it work itself out.

    By the way Tabbert, I’m sure you noticed that the Sux lost last night. Do you think MLB standings care about that, since it was that .5 of a game you were very concerned about.

    CHILL EVERYBODY. Yankees are in the postseason. They are playing for 1st place. They have no days off. They’ve earned the right to feel tired. This too shall pass. The trip out west is a long one but at least for the period of time they’re travelling, they can’t do anything but chill out.

    This game isn’t over. A win will be great but a loss isn’t the end of the world.

    Just my ever-optimistic opinion.

    :)

  421. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    4-4 in the last 8 against them, if they lose today

    _______

    Law of averages catching up. Nothing more.

  422. ZMAN September 8th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    They couldn’t find anyone better than Scott Proctor’s ghost to put in the bullpen?

    These close games are killing them. They have to use their lesser relievers in close games because they are playing them every day.

  423. JM September 8th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    proctor in this situation makes me uneasy….hopefully he will prove me wrong….he actually didn’t pitch badly the other day, although he gave up a run….

  424. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    jerkface-

    I disagree on the notion that runs are runs and if they get them all early then it doesn’t matter how they get them. Great teams are great because they have the ability to hurt you early, and tack on in the middle innings and into the late innings. Scoring 5 runs early then not scoring the rest of the game shows me that the orioles have either figured out our hitters, we have mailed in ab’s or we are not getting better with each ab during the game. Obviously we are a great team and we do tend to tack on more often then not.

  425. devcon13 September 8th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I smell a walk off…

  426. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    there have been a lot of close games and our main relievers have worked a lot.
    girardi is not joe torre.
    he isnt going to ruin our bullpen arms for the sake of one win, when we are 2.5 games in first (or ever).

  427. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    “DocTodd – Did the game end while I wasn’t looking?”

    ;)

  428. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    The reason they average 5.5 runs a game is because they score 17 one game and then 2 the next. 22 one game and then struggle for the next four games to score runs.

    They have been completely shut down by horrible Orioles relievers today for the past 5 innings. Completely dominated. And if they lose this game, that will be the reason why.

    This offense is extremely inconsistent. Anyone who doesn’t realize that has blinders on.

  429. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Here comes the stolen base

  430. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Great teams are great because they have the ability to hurt you early, and tack on in the middle innings and into the late innings

    Ok and none of those great teams prolly scored any more than the Yankees score this year (not often you get near 6 runs per game!), so it doesn’t really matter when the runs are scored. The Yankees will win a bazillion games and go to the playoffs. They are a great team. Based on their postseason run they could be a historic team, or merely very good.

  431. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    The MASN announcers are fill ins for throne and palmer. I wouldn’t be surprised at what they have to say.

  432. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Dill Picklers – Every offense in baseball is extremely inconsistent. Anyone who doesn’t realize that has blinders on.

  433. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    steal and single, or straight up double?

  434. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    It’s ac1 I meant, not ace1!!!!

    You go, ac1!

    :)

  435. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Why would they be exhausted? Because they all had yesterday off? Make sense please.
    —————–

    I should make sense? Granderson, Cano and Tex played 6 innings yesterday. Arod and Swisher played the whole game. The only player who had yesterday off was Jeter.

  436. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Great teams are great because they have the ability to hurt you early, and tack on in the middle innings and into the late innings.

    This is a simple statement to make with little or no way of proving it’s validity.

  437. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Irreverent — my thought that the Yanks offense has fallen asleep since the 4th inning is not well thought out? It doesn’t have to be well thought out — it’s blatant FACT.

  438. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    They have been completely shut down by horrible Orioles relievers today for the past 5 innings. Completely dominated. And if they lose this game, that will be the reason why.

    Lineouts, LIDP, hard grounders for outs, good defense. Not dominated. They got baseballed by a baseball team.

  439. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    randy,
    It’s basically a comment on all the doomsayers here. I agree, Cervelli has an arm problem, but to complain about him today is pretty stupid, in my opinion.

  440. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    :Law of averages catching up. Nothing more.”

    yep

  441. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Trish-

    I’m not worried about anything when it comes to this team. I know that we have a team that could easily win the world series and that is all any fan could ever ask for. I think the hectic schedule, the weather, the road trip, all of it is starting to take its tole on the team and it has gotten them a bit out of sync. Fact is, were in the playoffs and when we get there our lineup is going to do some very special thing and i believe our bullpen will be lights out. Losing to the orioles just frustrates me so much.

  442. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    “The reason they average 5.5 runs a game is because they score 17 one game and then 2 the next. 22 one game and then struggle for the next four games to score runs.”

    Completely incorrect and not based in fact.

  443. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Dill Pickler – No good team has ever gone 5 innings without scoring a run? Give me a break.

  444. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Proctor’s stuff isn’t even close to what it used to be. But at this point it doesn’t matter, it will be over in seconds.

  445. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    “Every offense in baseball is extremely inconsistent. Anyone who doesn’t realize that has blinders on.”

    No, Irreverent, championship teams usually are not this inconsistent. Do they always perform well? No, of course not. Not over 162 games. But they are usually not as inconsistent as this team has been offensively over the past couple of seasons.

  446. 28 RINGS September 8th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    “The reason they average 5.5 runs a game is because they score 17 one game and then 2 the next. 22 one game and then struggle for the next four games to score runs. ”

    Bingo. And don’t look now but Grandy is under .270 again and Cano looks awful. A-Rod looks lost too. Chavez has done nothing since coming off the DL.

    Their best hitter is Jesus and he doesn’t even play everyday. Andrew Jones needs more ABs as well.

  447. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Vlad is hilarious he just swings as hard as he can and wherever the ball goes it goes.

  448. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Did I say that Irreverent? No, I didn’t. I said they are inconsistent.

  449. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    The Yankees scored 5+ runs in 50%+ of their games. The Yankees scored 4 runs in about 16% of their games. 3 runs in ~13% and 2 or less in about ~16%

    Seems to me they score a lot of runs more often than not.

  450. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    whew, Free Baseball

  451. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    No, Irreverent, championship teams usually are not this inconsistent.

    Prove it.

  452. m September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Please score.

  453. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    “And don’t look now but Grandy is under .270 again and Cano looks awful. A-Rod looks lost too. Chavez has done nothing since coming off the DL.”

    Man, some of you guys must not watch much baseball.

  454. J. Alfred Prufrock September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Must we look at Buck’s face every five minutes.

  455. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    No, Irreverent, championship teams usually are not this inconsistent. Do they always perform well? No, of course not. Not over 162 games. But they are usually not as inconsistent as this team has been offensively over the past couple of seasons.

    ___

    have you seen boston lately?

    15 runs then 0
    12 runs then 0
    15 runs then 1.

    good teams are often inconsistent…

    call me crazt but ill take inconsistently 33 games over 500 than consistently at .500

  456. Niblick September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    With 17 pitchers on the team, why does Girardi want to piss the game away with Proctor?

  457. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    If they can just keep nunez out of the field they might have a shot

  458. GreenBeret7 September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    and Proctor gives them a scoreless inning. good enough.

  459. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    validity? Wow… didn’t realize i was back in college taking logic 101. Its called common sense. Great teams have the ability to score early, often, and tack on runs and beat up bullpens. That’s what makes teams like the sox and yankees so tough to face. Don’t think i need to prove validity behind that statement… if you watch baseball enough its something you just know.

  460. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    By the way, this is the minute you worried about two minutes ago…

    ;)

  461. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    oh wow…..
    i thought the game was over when proctor starting warming up…
    isnt that was 10 people here told us?

  462. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Wow that is amazing…Now can the offense please wake up?!!! Girardi should let Montero pinch hit.

  463. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Niblick September 8th, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    With 17 pitchers on the team, why does Girardi want to piss the game away with Proctor?

    ___

    Are you even watching the game?

  464. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Which offense is better than the Yankees?

  465. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Now watch idiot joe push his luck and send proctor out again

  466. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This game is over, another wasted chance to put away a crappy team and put some more distance between us and the field. Sending in Proctor is stupid. He is probably one of the worst pitchers on the staff.

  467. AZ88 September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    “With 17 pitchers on the team, why does Girardi want to piss the game away with Proctor?”

    Because everyone else is either garbage, or a rookie who has never appeared in a game.

  468. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Dill Pickler – I think you have no idea how consistent good offenses are. Bring some numbers to the table or stop whining.

  469. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    ac 1 — My point is that I want this team to win it all. Not just be a “good” team, but a great team. A championship team. And in my experience, championship teams are usually more consistent offensively than this.

  470. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Look, no one is saying the Yankees don’t score a lot of runs. But seriously, the offense hasn’t looked very good today. It’s not the end of the world. But if the regulars are going to start, they might as well put together good ABs and not be sat down by the Orioles bullpen in 2 minutes. Seriously, I turned my head from the TV a few times and the Yankees were done batting by the time I looked back. It seems like they are all in a huge rush.

    Like I said, this isn’t a huge game. But there still isn’t any reason you shouldn’t want the offense to put on a better display than they are here.

  471. AZ88 September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    or not available

  472. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Seriously …..why do they show Showalter like every other pitch? Nobody wants to see him stand over there and smirk all game.

    Nice job Proctor!

  473. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Cano- GS on Monday
    Arod- RBI Double yesterday
    Chavez- RBI Tuesday
    Grandy- Lead league in RBI

  474. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    all quiet in the pen, proctors game to lose unless they score

  475. NY Wankee September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Grandyman.. this would be a good time for No. 39. Joey Bats is waiting …

  476. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    is anyone warming up rope

  477. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    It Would be nice to see Arod try to prove to us all that this is still his team. Obviously that torch has been passed to grandy and cano.

  478. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Irreverent — you bring some numbers to the table or stop whining. Who the h— do you think you are, ordering people around? Go play with yourself.

  479. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    “And don’t look now but Grandy is under .270 again and Cano looks awful. A-Rod looks lost too. Chavez has done nothing since coming off the DL.”

    Um, Cano hit a grand slam a few days ago, Arod has also been getting on base, and Chavez has too had hits since coming off the DL. Grandy is so damned good I won’t even dignify your remark on him.

    BIG PICTURE PLEASE! You can’t put every game under a microscope.

  480. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    The Proctologist makes the Sori performance a moo point.

  481. LockDown September 8th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    So what’s more shocking… The fact that Davis, who struck out 5 times yesterday, actually got 3 hits today & hasn’t struck out yet…. OR…. extra innings with the deja vu score feeling. :?

  482. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    The Red Sox scored 0 runs in 11 innings against the Jays the other night.

  483. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Which team has a championship offense?

  484. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Grandy… ugh…

  485. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Seriously …..why do they show Showalter like every other pitch? Nobody wants to see him stand over there and smirk all game.

    Its really annoying.

  486. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    This is a big game with a formidable Angels team on the horizon

  487. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    ac 1 — My point is that I want this team to win it all. Not just be a “good” team, but a great team. A championship team. And in my experience, championship teams are usually more consistent offensively than this.

    ___

    I know what your point is, but this is better than a good team. And the teams that are in the playoffs are often inconsistent.

    Giants offense?
    Phillies offense?
    Boston’s offense?
    Texas offense?

    All get hot and cold, giants cold all the time.

  488. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Granderson’s strike outs are really adding up

  489. Wave Your Hat September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    The O’s didn’t get good wood off Proctor, but his command didn’t look good to me.

  490. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    and then 14 runs the next/previous? night

  491. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Hope the players brought their own pillows for flight west…they look dead tired.

  492. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    “The Red Sox scored 0 runs in 11 innings against the Jays the other night.”

    and also scored 10 runs and lost last night.

  493. LockDown September 8th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    what is that person yelling about Teix.

  494. munson15 September 8th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Trisha..You’re a lifeboat, in a sea of idiots.
    Thank you.

  495. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    “But there still isn’t any reason you shouldn’t want the offense to put on a better display than they are here.”

    They’re tired. When they have a chance to revitalize they will be fine. Plus don’t let a game or two throw you. I believe they scored 11 runs in a game a few days ago. Not every game is going to be the same.

  496. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Way to swing at Ball 4 there, buddy

  497. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    “And don’t look now but Grandy is under .270 again and Cano looks awful. A-Rod looks lost too. Chavez has done nothing since coming off the DL.”

    ___

    why even bother responding to this?

    I think A-Rod has two rbis yesterday, and chavez had them today?

  498. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Alex is due.

  499. JimK September 8th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Goose pitching for the O’s?

  500. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    And were going to LA playing like this?

  501. Yanks78 September 8th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Granderson’s strike outs are really adding up

    ———–

    He’s costing himself the MVP unless he gets hot the last 3 weeks here. He is supposed to be destroying this garbage Os pitching

    What, is he going to get his HRs against Weaver, Santana, Haren, Felix, Pedina?

  502. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    What, is he going to get his HRs against Weaver, Santana, Haren, Felix, Pedina?

    Prolly.

  503. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Ironic thing is, everyone claimed that pitching wins championships and thats why the giants wont it all last year. Fast forward to this season, their best offensive player goes down, they cant score runs and they wont even make the playoffs. Think it goes to show, that it takes a balance of both to win.

  504. ac1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    And were going to LA playing like this?

    ___

    You mean a team that has won something lke 80% of games the last two weeks?

  505. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I’m calling a Cano blast off Rapada.

  506. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Girardi really has to consider sitting everyone tomorrow and starting yesterday’s B lineup. These guys look like they have nothing left in the tank and they need a break. The 3 hour time change definitely isn’t going to help.

  507. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    No one can name a better offense than the Yankees?

    That’s strange.

  508. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    “They’re tired. When they have a chance to revitalize they will be fine. Plus don’t let a game or two throw you. I believe they scored 11 runs in a game a few days ago. Not every game is going to be the same.”

    If they are so tired like you say they are, then there’s absolutely no reason they should be playing. How are they going to become rested? By hopping on a plane to LA? In this case, Girardi might as well just play the subs and at least they won’t be tired.

  509. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Dill Pickler – I have numbers. The yankees lead the league in runs scored and runs/game. They do not have problems scoring runs at all. You only think they do. Who are you to complain with lies and no facts?

  510. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Ironic thing is, everyone claimed that pitching wins championships and thats why the giants wont it all last year. Fast forward to this season, their best offensive player goes down, they cant score runs and they wont even make the playoffs. Think it goes to show, that it takes a balance of both to win.

    ———————

    Not everyone.

  511. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    robbie knows boom. Time to put this bad boy away. 6-4 yanks.

  512. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Rivera is now throwing

  513. sab September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    How far has AROD fallen when its a good thing that he gets a walk with the game on the line so someone else can bat…

  514. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    You mean a team that has won something lke 80% of games the last two weeks

    _____________________________________________________________________

    Your right on that one, but not the last two games

  515. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Ac: I know what your point is, but this is better than a good team. And the teams that are in the playoffs are often inconsistent. Giants offense? Phillies offense? Boston’s offense?
    Texas offense? All get hot and cold, giants cold all the time.”

    The Giants are built around pitching. Comparing the Giants offensively to the Yanks is not really appropriate. Every team is different. We have an offense full of star players. They scored 3 runs or less in a full one-third of their games last year, and, according to someone else’s statistics in this thread 29 percent so far this year.

    Am I saying that makes it impossible for us to win it all? Of course not. I’m just saying I wish our offense would be a bit more consistent, and it’s frustrating to watch them be totally shut down by a bunch of bad Orioles relievers.

  516. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Buck is overplaying his hand here….Cano has seen Rapada recently and won’t let him off so easy

  517. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I think Buck thinks this is the play offs. He should use this much effort against other teams.

  518. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    ” I agree, Cervelli has an arm problem, but to complain about him today is pretty stupid, in my opinion.”

    tomingeorgia-

    if his errant throw had gotten teixeira’s arm broken that would have been a bit of a problem.

    cervelli made a great tag on markakis and made a nice throw to third when the runner stupidly tried to steal third with two outs.

    but it would be nice to see cervelli make it through a game with a clean slate of no stolen bases against him, no bad throws, and no over the top fist pumps that piss off the other team.

  519. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    must be nice to work 24 hours a week and get paid 30 million a year.
    :)

  520. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Am I saying that makes it impossible for us to win it all? Of course not. I’m just saying I wish our offense would be a bit more consistent, and it’s frustrating to watch them be totally shut down by a bunch of bad Orioles relievers.

    —————

    What team has a more consistent offense?

  521. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    munson15, I swear I will never understand the inability of some posters to look at all factors in play before they get all twisted. It’s mind boggling to me. Happy you’re here.

  522. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Jammed him.

  523. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    They scored 3 runs or less in a full one-third of their games last year, and, according to someone else’s statistics in this thread 29 percent so far this year.

    25% in 2009. A championship team. A 4th of their games?! 3 runs or less!? Inconceivable!

  524. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Now mo sits and clueless joe leaves us stuck with proctor

  525. Ace September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Sorry Curtis. U don’t win Mvps hitting 250

  526. Yanks78 September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    So far, this is very reminiscent of last September… start off the month very hot the first few games, then start to slide because the offense goes cold and the bullpen starts to spring leaks.

    Just like the Texas/Tampa road trip last year really hurt them, this 10 game trip is probably going to be really rough. And they lose 2 to the Orioles going in.

    People kill Girardi for ‘taking the foot off the gas’ how about the big time players start performing in September?

  527. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Irreverent — total runs and average runs per game — which is simply based on total runs — doesn’t prove consistency.

    A full 1/3 of their games last year they scored 3 runs or fewer, and nearly that figure this year.

    And …. lies? You crack me up.

  528. Betsy September 8th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Hi all…just checking in from my room. Based on some extreme comments I guess the Yanks are losing

  529. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    They scored 3 runs or less in a full one-third of their games last year, and, according to someone else’s statistics in this thread 29 percent so far this year.

    Oh, you DO know where the numbers are. Guess you won’t quote the yankee’s numbers because they are not bad like you think they are.

    Ironic thing is, everyone claimed that pitching wins championships and thats why the giants wont it all last year

    This isn’t exactly true. The Giants pitching got them enough wins to make the postseason. Their offense won the World Series for them.

  530. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    28% in 1998, one of the greatest teams ever.

  531. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    If Alex was due, Robbie was do-do. Oh well…

  532. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Dill Pickler – A full 1/3 of their games last year they scored 3 runs or fewer, and nearly that figure this year

    So what teams have been better? Your lack of substance is telling.

  533. sab September 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Girardi proctering scott procter’s arm by having him pitch another inning…

    shades of torre…

  534. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    “Just like the Texas/Tampa road trip last year really hurt them, this 10 game trip is probably going to be really rough. And they lose 2 to the Orioles going in.”

    So you are predicting not just the result of today’s game, but the next ten days. You better go to Vegas.

  535. Yank1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    “Girardi proctering scott procter’s arm by having him pitch another inning…”

    Except this version of Proctor sucks and is OK to be abused LOL

    Torre’s version was our best SU reliever for 2 years

  536. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    well, if we do end up losing… the good positive thing is that we could have won both games. Blown saves, errors… can all be corrected. Your a pretty good team when your losing games you still have a chance to win until the final out. That’s a pretty darn nice luxuary to have. Some teams just get their buts wooped and hope for better results the next day. We seem to be in every game no matter what.

  537. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    LGY: What team has a more consistent offense?

    The ’98 Yanks. What am I, the baseball almanac? You want answers, go look them up.

  538. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Gee Jarhead, let’s do some math…if you have a crappy pitcher with an ERA over 6.00 and he somehow gets out of losing the game in the 1st inning he pitches, why don’t you see if you can squeeze another inning out of him, right? I mean the law of averages is that if your ERA is 6, then you give up a run every 1.5 innings right ?….and 2 is a number that is LESS than 1.5, RIGHT ? It’s right there in the Binder, Jarhead….Go with your strength…..PROCTOR ! Great move !

  539. charlestonchew September 8th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Scott Proctor throws hard……. wow.

  540. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    What am I, the baseball almanac?

    No, you are the complete lack of facts and evidence.

  541. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    You want answers, go look them up.

    The burden of proof is on the whiner.

  542. Hassey September 8th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    it’s now Sept. and they’re still getting victimized by an unusual amount of infield hits and other strategically placed grounders

  543. sab September 8th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Yank1 September 8th, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    “Girardi proctering scott procter’s arm by having him pitch another inning…”

    Except this version of Proctor sucks and is OK to be abused LOL

    Torre’s version was our best SU reliever for 2 years

    ________________________

    the problem with that is that this game was/is still winnable – why press your luck with procter for second inning..i don’t have a binder in front of me but if i did i bet it would say that procter sucks even more in his second inning of work…

  544. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    LGY: What team has a more consistent offense?

    The ’98 Yanks. What am I, the baseball almanac? You want answers, go look them up.

    ———————–

    So what you’re saying is that you have no idea if any other team in MLB is more consistent but you KNOW the Yankees are not consistent enough or a championship offense?

    Seems like a pretty stupid way to form an opinion, no?

  545. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    now that was a FINE pitch, right down the middle, doing exactly what you want to do, which is give the batter the best shot at getting good wood on the ball….no….wait…you DON’T want to do that?…got it,….what game is this that we are playing again ?

  546. AZ88 September 8th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    If the offense keeps sputtering and they keep playing close games, guys like Proctor will inevitably find themselves in these tight games. Ditto for Laffey, Ayala, and the rest of them.

  547. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    “still getting victimized by an unusual amount of infield hits ”

    Wet field might have something to do with that.

  548. NY Wankee September 8th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Since I’m following the game through ESPN gamecast, what is with all the infield singles to shortstop.. there have been 3-4 of those through the game … finding the holes or is it slow dribblers?

  549. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    The law of averages does not “make up for” things that already happened. You can only project that things will continue to perform at average.

    If you’re a .300 hitter and you got 0-10, it doesn’t mean you’re going to go 10-20 and “make it up”… it means you are likely to go 3/10 at any given point.

  550. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Our run diff is 27 points higher this year than last year on this date but yet we have a worse record. Road record is better, home record is worse.

  551. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    “If they are so tired like you say they are, then there’s absolutely no reason they should be playing. ”

    I believe this was a command performance dictated by MLB. Girardi is doing a real balancing act here because he’s trying to win the division as well as not wear out his regulars. Ain’t easy!

    ****

    Tabbert, this is my own thing, but I get beyond annoyed when posters disparage the “lesser” teams, as if every game they play should result in a loss! They’re still major league players and they still have the ability to win games. Remember that the Washington Nationals, by far one of the worst teams in the majors when it happened, swept the Yankees at the Stadium. These are not scrubs. They are major league players who know how to swing a bat and throw a ball. Sometimes they combine to do it well enough to amass wins. I don’t find it an embarrassment to lose to any team. (well, there’s one team in particular I chose to annihilate every time we face them, but it has nothing to do with embarrassment.

    :)

  552. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Irreverent: “Oh, you DO know where the numbers are. Guess you won’t quote the yankee’s numbers because they are not bad like you think they are.”

    There you go again, making up stuff and claiming I said it.
    You’re the one who’s obsessed with numbers. I never said their numbers were bad, I said they were inconsistent. For this offense, scoring 3 runs or fewer in 1/3 of their games is inconsistent in my opinion. You don’t like my opinion? I couldn’t care less.

  553. sab September 8th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:37 pm
    well, if we do end up losing… the good positive thing is that we could have won both games. Blown saves, errors… can all be corrected. Your a pretty good team when your losing games you still have a chance to win until the final out. That’s a pretty darn nice luxuary to have. Some teams just get their buts wooped and hope for better results the next day. We seem to be in every game no matter what.

    ____________

    Tabbert thats all well and good but these are the orioles..the 35 games under .500 orioles..even a bad bullpen shouldn’t lose to a team like this 2 days in a row…they have 2 guys on that team that strikeout more than 200 times a year..

  554. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    if cervelli throws out this guy at first of he goes, then he will have had a really good day.

  555. I Like Inge September 8th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Yanks78 September 8th, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    So far, this is very reminiscent of last September… start off the month very hot the first few games, then start to slide because the offense goes cold and the bullpen starts to spring leaks.

    Just like the Texas/Tampa road trip last year really hurt them, this 10 game trip is probably going to be really rough. And they lose 2 to the Orioles going in.

    People kill Girardi for ‘taking the foot off the gas’ how about the big time players start performing in September?

    ————–

    Jesus, easy tiger. Before yesterday they won 9 out of 10 games. Some of you have to calm down. Game is not even over yet. Enjoy the game and don’t fret about every little play. I saw some guy nail Granderson for striking out in the 9th. I wonder how that fool felt last thursday when he was making game saving plays versus Boston. Bunch of couch athletes on this lame blog.

  556. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    The loser O’s are running wild on the Yanks in this series

  557. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Dill Pickler – For this offense, scoring 3 runs or fewer in 1/3 of their games is inconsistent in my opinion. You don’t like my opinion? I couldn’t care less.

    Your opinion is completely meaningless without context. Is that worst in the league? best? when you actually form an opinion and stop babbling, get back to us.

  558. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    “well, if we do end up losing… the good positive thing is that we could have won both games. Blown saves, errors… can all be corrected. Your a pretty good team when your losing games you still have a chance to win until the final out. That’s a pretty darn nice luxuary to have. Some teams just get their buts wooped and hope for better results the next day. We seem to be in every game no matter what.”

    :) :) :)

    So very well said!

  559. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    “The law of averages does not “make up for” things that already happened.”

    Yes it does…it’s called regression to the mean.

  560. AZ88 September 8th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    “The loser O’s are running wild on the Yanks in this series”

    At least they are attempting to manufacture a run to win the ballgame, not just sitting back trying to hit it over the fence

  561. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    and that was a SUPER CLOSE pitch on Ball 4….better leave him out there Joe….there is nobody else on the team that can pitch today…

  562. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    uh-oh….

  563. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Kontos throwing. Like it matters now

  564. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Need a DP

  565. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    There you go

  566. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    LGY: “So what you’re saying is that you have no idea if any other team in MLB is more consistent but you KNOW the Yankees are not consistent enough or a championship offense?”

    Show me where I said I KNOW with certainty that they’re not consistent enough to win a championship? In fact, I said the opposite, that, well, here is exactly what I said:

    “Am I saying that makes it impossible for us to win it all? Of course not. I’m just saying I wish our offense would be a bit more consistent, and it’s frustrating to watch them be totally shut down by a bunch of bad Orioles relievers.”

    I don’t claim to KNOW it all. I’m not that arrogant. I leave that for others on this board.

  567. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Get DRob up….bases soon to be loaded.

  568. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    what an idiot, Joe again shows he is….he is simply throwing this game. Gotta a love a manager that sees the big picture….DOLT !

  569. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Wow Proctor was effective

  570. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    PERFECT ! LOVE YA JOE….YOU ARE THE BEST !

  571. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Trish- I agree with that

    However, i get annoyed when we play teams with less talent and we blow saves, make errors, and basically gift wrap games. Obviously any team can win on any given day… but the o’s arent really winning these games, we are blowing them. That’s what makes it frustrating. Like i said, im not worried big picture. Just a tad annoyed at the moment.

  572. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The O’s have some good young players.

    Onward and upward. Hope for a Sux loss tonight, and put this one in the mirror.

    Fretting doesn’t change the result. The Yankees are still in first place.

  573. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I am glad Andino turned into Manny Ramirez in this series.

  574. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Oh darn, only 6-2 in the last eight games that were played in hurricane conditions.

    They are probably looking forward to the trip west.

  575. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    how about a nice little double play here… ah crap, losing is never as much fun as winning.

  576. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    “Tabbert, this is my own thing, but I get beyond annoyed when posters disparage the “lesser” teams, as if every game they play should result in a loss! They’re still major league players and they still have the ability to win games. Remember that the Washington Nationals, by far one of the worst teams in the majors when it happened, swept the Yankees at the Stadium. These are not scrubs.”

    That’s a nice thought, but you’re dead wrong. The single reason the Yankees are in 1st place right now is because they have beat up on bad teams. That’s the lone reason. What is the Yankees record against the Red Sox? How come the Red Sox aren’t in first place then? Because they haven’t beat up on the bad teams like the Yankees have. That’s the difference in the division right now. If the Yankees continue to lose to bad teams, then they won’t be in first place anymore. It’s as simple as that.

  577. Frozen Rope September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Can’t believe andino the scrub beats us

  578. charlestonchew September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    God, I hate the Orioles.

  579. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    For this offense, scoring 3 runs or fewer in 1/3 of their games is inconsistent in my opinion.

    That was last year, this year its 29% which is only 4% worse than the 98 yankees.

  580. fantasygame101 September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    the agony ends.

  581. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Scratch that….

  582. nhyankeefan September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Why is Scott Proctor allowed to lose games for this team? 2 bad losses to a terrible team.

  583. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Vito-

    I’m no huge fan of Joe, but he can’t blow out our best arms in every game.

  584. Gary September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo September 8th, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    what an idiot, Joe again shows he is….he is simply throwing this game. Gotta a love a manager that sees the big picture….DOLT !

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I think he was guilty of something he often is, looking ahead instead of playing the game at hand.

  585. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    And only marginally worse than the world series winning 2009 yankees.

  586. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Tabbert, remember though that yesterday’s game was played without our regular lineup – and of necessity. The hurricane wreaked havoc with everything. I have to believe that yesterday’s game would have been won with our starting 8 (meaning the regulars behind/in front of the pitcher).

  587. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Proctor. Knew it. How bout them yanks. Sigh.

  588. randy l. September 8th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    honest question.

    i haven’t been watching games closely the past few days. why was proctor in there for so long if girardi was really trying to win the game ?

  589. Wave Your Hat September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Well when you have to have 6 starters, 2 LOOGYS, and a closer not allowed to pitch in a tie game on the road, the game necessarily gets turned over to Scott Proctor.

    What a surprise.

  590. AZ88 September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    4-4 in the last 8 against the pathetic Os

    Great way to head off on a tough road trip.

  591. BoJo September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I believe that this might be the first time this year that Nova had a lead and didn’t bring home the win.

  592. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    One week we all think we have the most dominate, unstoppable, team of destiny in the world. The following week, we all wonder how this team is even going to make the playoffs.

    Gotta love the 162 game season.

    :)

  593. Bryan September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Mailing in the last two games… why even show up

  594. jacksquat September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Don’t blame Proctor, he’s not a multi-inning pitcher.

  595. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Crappy loss.

  596. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    TheStraw – Law of averages and Regression to the mean are very different things. Regression only works in the context of a larger data set, and usually involves other data sets that can be used to determine influence on the primary set. The “law of averages” generally involves one data set.

  597. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    ac 1 — My point is that I want this team to win it all. Not just be a “good” team, but a great team. A championship team. And in my experience, championship teams are usually more consistent offensively than this.

    Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    “Every offense in baseball is extremely inconsistent. Anyone who doesn’t realize that has blinders on.”

    No, Irreverent, championship teams usually are not this inconsistent. Do they always perform well? No, of course not. Not over 162 games. But they are usually not as inconsistent as this team has been offensively over the past couple of seasons.

  598. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    “If the Yankees continue to lose to bad teams, then they won’t be in first place anymore. It’s as simple as that.”

    They split a 4 game set played in two different cities, after having won five in a row against two above average teams. Look at the facts before you make a dumb statement like that.

  599. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    So there you go. They’re not as consistent as either of those two world-series winning teams.

  600. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    “Can’t believe andino the scrub beats us”

    Guess he’s not the scrub you thought he was.

  601. Wave Your Hat September 8th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    “That was last year, this year its 29% which is only 4% worse than the 98 yankees.”

    Well 4% is a lot in baseball. It’s a game of inches.

  602. UnKnown September 8th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    And there is Buck at the end of the game with a smirk on his face. Hate that guy.

    Too bad for him when he wakes up in the morning he still will be the manager for the crappy O’s. Have fun watching the Yankees play in October Buckeroo

  603. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    “They split a 4 game set played in two different cities, after having won five in a row against two above average teams. Look at the facts before you make a dumb statement like that.”

    Thanks Straw. Kind of amazed myself by the statement.

  604. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    “i haven’t been watching games closely the past few days. why was proctor in there for so long if girardi was really trying to win the game ?”

    Because it’s just how Girardi manages…..he’ll risk losing a game in order to keep guys fresh.

  605. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    This was a pretty pathetic effort by everyone. Crappy offense. 6 innings of no hit ball in relief and 8 strikeouts. The mighty O’s bullpen squashes the Yankee offense.

    Pathetic.

  606. munson15 September 8th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Let’s hear from the idiots. Yankees suck, binder Joe blew this one, Yankees have no offense, Gardner is a 4th OF, Yankees can’t hit good pitching, Yankees can’t hit bad pitching, Alex is washed up, Tex sucks……blah, blah, blah, blah blah……….

  607. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Dill Pickler

    Unless you can name a team in MLB THIS year that has a better/more consistent offense than the Yankees it is stupid to claim that the Yankees offense is not consistent enough.

  608. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Well 4% is a lot in baseball. It’s a game of inches.

    Its 6 games. 3 games compared to 2009. Oh nooo.

  609. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Yes, LGY. Note the use of the words “usually” and “in my experience.” Those are called qualifiers. Hardly screaming the words “I KNOW” this to be true for an absolute fact! that you would have people believe I said.

  610. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Trish- I agree.

    Like i posted a week back, no one will remember this game when we open up our first playoff game. It simply wont matter anymore. But, I really want to win the division so it just upsetting to lose these type of games. My mavericks won the nba finals, but no one remembers that they were the 3 seed… it simply doesn’t matter. When push comes to shove, this team can go toe to toe with anyone in baseball and when its for all the marbles i got my money on the new york yankees.

  611. 4 NYY September 8th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Proctor was throwing hard, but they guessed right a couple of times on his off speed stuff and the walk killed. His FB is very straight. Really don’t know why he’s here again. He’s not close to what he was and I don’t see him really helping. Some new blood needs to get a chance.
    Soriano is still a hit and miss proposition.

  612. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    ID-

    Thanks for the Math lesson…..but my point is that when you win the 13 of the first 16 games against one team, you’re bound to lose a couple. I could care less about you correcting my terminology.

  613. Wave Your Hat September 8th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    “why was proctor in there for so long if girardi was really trying to win the game ?””

    If you won’t pitch Mo, have to keep a 6th starter, use 2 LOOGIES for 2 batters, you run out of pitchers don’t you?

  614. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    TheStraw – My point was that you are not “bound to lose”, that concept doesn’t actually exist.

  615. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    The Orioles just won their WS…..they split a series with the Yankees.

  616. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    No, LGY. The proof will be in the pudding. We’ll simply see if their offense is consistent enough to win it all this year. If they do, I’ll happily admit I was wrong, because I’m a Yankee fan and I want them to win it all.

  617. LockDown September 8th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    It sucks that they lost to Buck, but let’s face it, unlike yesterday where all 5 runs could be tied to infield miscues mostly from *cough*Nunez*cough*, the defense today made great plays and probably saved the O’s from scoring an extra 3+ runs. From Cano’s great play early, swish in rf, and the home plate plates & whatever else.

    I guess it was just a matter of time before the luck ran out :(

  618. Wave Your Hat September 8th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    “Its 6 games. 3 games compared to 2009. Oh nooo.”

    6 games is a lot. You’d love a 6 WAR player, wouldn’t you?

  619. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    No, LGY. The proof will be in the pudding. We’ll simply see if their offense is consistent enough to win it all this year. If they do, I’ll happily admit I was wrong, because I’m a Yankee fan and I want them to win it all.

    What if they win it all by shutting down some teams and out scoring others? What if they don’t consistently hit through the playoffs? What if everything you’ve said is nonsense?

  620. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    ID-

    Go tell your statistics professor.

  621. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    miller is pitching tonight vs romero.

    Advantage JAYS

  622. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Dill Pickler – Try not to trip while you are back-peddling.

  623. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Soriano’s loss……he was very hittable and not very good in general….the pitch the game was tied on had a hit me sign attached to it. Im tired of him…..bring up Betances and see if he can do better……

  624. sunny615 September 8th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I bet they’re all already asleep on the cab ride to the airport.

  625. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    TheStraw – I’m not trying to argue with you. Don’t tell me it’s “regression to the mean” and then get pissy when I actually explain it you you. Next time, don’t say anything.

  626. Purenyyankee September 8th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Two disgraceful losses to the worst team in baseball. Stump managed like they were spring training games. Logan and Soriano are a joke. Its one and done in the playoffs for these pretenders.

  627. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    6 games is a lot. You’d love a 6 WAR player, wouldn’t you?

    Who says they have to lose any of those 6 games? The 98 Yankees were playing in the steroid era when teams AVERAGED 5 runs a game.

  628. LGY September 8th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    No, LGY. The proof will be in the pudding. We’ll simply see if their offense is consistent enough to win it all this year. If they do, I’ll happily admit I was wrong, because I’m a Yankee fan and I want them to win it all.

    ——————-

    That doesn’t make any sense. You are whining about the Yankee offense without any context.

    Unless you can name an offense in a better position to win a championship then according to your standards no team in MLB has a consistent enough offense to win a championship.

  629. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    A day for bad curve balls. I seriously hope we don’t continue to overuse Proctor.

  630. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    “When push comes to shove, this team can go toe to toe with anyone in baseball and when its for all the marbles i got my money on the new york yankees.”

    Absolutely. And keep fingers crossed for another Sux loss at Rogers.

    It’s all good.

    I guess posters who don’t understand these two losses are the same ones who never perform less than perfectly, under all circumstances, and especially when they’re falt out tired. Me, I know that when I’m tired I definitely am not at the top of my game. But then I’m not perfect. That’s why I choose to understand the imperfection in others – well some others. Perfect people have a harder time with any kind of losing since they themselves are incapable of it.

  631. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    If you want to put the blame on something in this game, how about bad luck and bad baserunning by Swish in the first….could well have been a 10-3 laugher if not for that DP.

  632. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Wow, Just realized that they Phillies and Brew crew open up a series in Miller Park Tonight.

    That is going to be one series that all baseball fans should tune in and watch.

  633. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Sorry, the second inning…

  634. blake September 8th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Wont surprise me if Hughes is pitching the 7th in October.

  635. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Wont surprise me if Hughes is pitching the 7th in October.

    That seems to be where they are heading.

  636. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    “They split a 4 game set played in two different cities, after having won five in a row against two above average teams. Look at the facts before you make a dumb statement like that.”

    Do you not understand English or are you just delusional? The Yankees have a 2 game lead right now. If they lose tonight, they have a 1.5 game lead. I repeat: if the Yankees CONTINUE (meaning, like the last 2 games) to lose to bad teams, they will LOSE the division. What part don’t you understand?

    Or are you just delusional and believe that a 1.5 game lead is sufficient to win the division while losing to bad teams? I repeat, it might be a 1.5 game lead after tonight. What they did last week is irrelevant as irrelevant can be. Again, let me know which part you don’t understand and I’ll explain. Because you don’t seem to understand how a 1.5 game lead can disappear if you continue to lose to awful teams.

  637. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    What if everything you’ve said is a load of boorish, self-aggrandizing goat poop? What if you weren’t a bloviating clinchpoop who thinks himself the King of the Message Board? Well, if a frog had wings he wouldn’t bump his ass a-hoppin’.

  638. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Hey all – John Kruk has picked these hapless Yankees to win it all, according to WEEI. And we all know how he hates the Yanks.

    Maybe they’re not as terrible as we think?

    :)

  639. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Dill Pickler – You are the one that called the most consistent offense in baseball “inconsistent” and then couldn’t prove that to be true. No one to be mad at but yourself.

  640. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    ” If they lose tonight”

    Sorry, that should be “if Boston wins tonight”

  641. Wave Your Hat September 8th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    If the O’s hadn’t put on as display of staggeringly bad baserunning, they’d have won the game by 4 runs.

    The Yanks just seemed to be sleepwalking today.

    Cervelli played really gutty today though. I don’t know if the Montero crowd would have wanted Montero taking those hits.

  642. Tabbert September 8th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Trish- i think your spot on.

    I believe this team is just like okay, okay… lets get this series over and get out west. They are tired, its been a hectic week, there has been tons of crazy stuff going on right now on the east coast, they have a rough road trip coming up. I think the team is tired, and also anxious to just get on the road and get this road trip over with. All of this rain, and all of these delays, late starts, games being moved to different days would take its toll on anyone. I expect this team to come out and really impress us all on the road trip.

  643. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    You come at the King, you best not miss.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP-lrftLQaQ

  644. TheStraw September 8th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    DF0x-

    I would love to win the division, but it’s not paramount…..making the playoffs is. If the Yankees merely go 10-10 in the last 20 games, the Rays need to win all 20 to knock them out of the playoffs.

    Your point is moot anyhow, because except for Seattle, the remainder of the games are against good teams.

  645. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “Because you don’t seem to understand how a 1.5 game lead can disappear if you continue to lose to awful teams.”

    How about if they continue to beat the better teams? Does that count? They swept Toronto and took their series against the Sux.

  646. Jerkface September 8th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    (also MTU was voted King of the Messageboard)

  647. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    ID — “couldn’t prove that to be true” according to who? I don’t feel the need to prove anything to you.

    You are the one who tried to make s–t up and attribute it to me, and got caught doing it. No one to be mad at but yourself. Have a nice day trolling.

  648. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Dill Pickler – Why bother posting your opinion anywhere if you are not interested in people believing it? Why should anyone believe anything you say without a shred of proof?

    I didn’t make anything up, you apparently just forgot all the posts you made.

  649. Irreverent Discourse September 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Dill Pickler – Your refusal to answer a simple question like “which offenses are better/more consistant” only shows that you are talking out of the seat of your pants.

  650. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Well I will bid adieu to the rational posters here and hope the others find their way to feeling okay about things. For me it’s all good. I can’t kvetch about two losses to any team. In my book, they all know how to play ball.

  651. DFox September 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    “How about if they continue to beat the better teams? Does that count? They swept Toronto and took their series against the Sux.”

    That’s fine too, but just look at the stats. That isn’t how they become the division leaders. The Red Sox are in 2nd, I repeat, 2nd place right now because they had trouble beating bad teams. That’s the whole point. Bad teams are bad. Yes, they can win on any given day. But the more they do it against you, the less chance you have of ending up in 1st place. Just ask the Red Sox.

    “I would love to win the division, but it’s not paramount…..making the playoffs is. If the Yankees merely go 10-10 in the last 20 games, the Rays need to win all 20 to knock them out of the playoffs.”

    I’m aware they’re going to make the playoffs. I chose my words carefully. I said they won’t win the division if they continue it. I still think they’ll make the playoffs. Definitely not paramount to win the division, but it would be nice…

  652. 4 NYY September 8th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Don’t expect the Yanks to take 2 of 3 from the Angels. They still have our number and the pitching to stop us. Mostly punch and judy hitters, but effective against us. Trumbo looks like the real deal also.

    Saying that, I hope we can pick it up against them.

  653. 4 NYY September 8th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Hey all – John Kruk has picked these hapless Yankees to win it all, according to WEEI. And we all know how he hates the Yanks.

    Maybe they’re not as terrible as we think?

    ————————————————————————-

    Well, that’s surely the kiss of death ! Kruk couldn’t pick his nose !

  654. Dill Pickler September 8th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    ID — I’m not answering your stupid question because it has no relevance. The Yankee offense doesn’t hit against other offenses. It’s something you pulled out of the seat of your pants (if you even wear pants) to bloviate. It means nothing.

    Whatever other offenses do is relevant to their team as a whole. The Red Sox need to score enough runs so that they win games. The Angels the same. Same for the Tigers and the Mariners. Whether any other teams have more consistent offenses than the Yankees is meaningless. They may not have to, because they may have better pitching than we do. The Yankees team — especially this year — is built on offense. Sure, Nova and Colon and Garcia have been pleasant surprises, but can we count on them to shut down Boston, Texas, Detroit in the postseason?

    If our offense struggles (we didn’t get a hit after the fourth inning, so struggling is putting it midlly) against the Orioles — who have the worst pitching staff in the league — how does that bode for our chances against Boston’s pitching, or Detroit’s, or Texas’?

    And finally, Irreverent, the fact that I don’t stoop to your little game and answer the questions you choose is because you don’t get to choose the questions. You are arguing with yourself. I presented an opinion, one which I am entitled to. As I said earlier, I could not care less whether you agree with it or not. But don’t presume to be “running” things to the point that you can throw out your stupid, pointless questions to me and demand that I answer them or…. or….. or what? You’ll hold your face until you turn blue? You’ll fill your pants with …. rage? What? I don’t care what you do, actually.

    Run along now and find someone else to try and bully. You’ve failed big-time with me.

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