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Cervelli scratched again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 10, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The hits just keep coming. For the second day in a row, Francisco Cervelli
is a late scratch.

UPDATE: Cervelli’s concussion symptoms are back. He’s going for tests.

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Montero DH
Chavez 3B
Martin C
Nunez RF
Gardner LF

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157 Responses to “Cervelli scratched again”

  1. vinslol September 10th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    well at least the one play nunez had to make in RF this year came back in may. RF is pretty small in anaheim so it shouldn’t be too bad

  2. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Montero up to the 5 hole.

    This against Haren.

    WoW !

    ;)

  3. West Coast Yankee Fan September 10th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Get used to it with A-Rod. Can you imagine when he’s 39, 40, 41 and 42?

  4. vinslol September 10th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    isn’t a concussion a mandatory like, week-ish out now

    might see monty or po getting a start behind the plate soon

  5. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Deja vu all over again, or am I hallucinating? Didn’t this just happen that Cervelli was pencilled in only to be pulled at the 11th hour in favor of Martin?

    Cervelli is obviously hurting from that collision, yet they can’t bring themselves to play Montero back there?? What do they think, if he goes behind the plate he’ll forget how to hit?

    Girardi is nuts. Obviously, Martin needs a rest, or they wouldn’t keep plugging Cervelli in there. But as it stands, Cervelli is apparently in an even more fragile state than Martin, so, their solution, with Montero around is…to go with Martin anyway??

  6. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Let’s see how many errors Nunie can make in RF today. Will one (or more) of them cost the Yanks the ballgame?

  7. Joe from Long Island September 10th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I’m concerned about Cervelli. Apart from his skills as a ballplayer, he’s a good kid. I really wish him well.

  8. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Montero behind Cano has always made sense.

  9. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I would have liked to see Dickerson over Nunez in RF.

  10. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Wow -

    Take a little time off to have dinner and some celebrate a birthday, and it’s like pow, pow, pow.

    First, elation – Montero batting FIFTH! Yay!!

    Then, surprise – Nunez in right???

    Then, sort of relief – Swisher has no structural damage – whew!

    Then, dread – ARod missing more time – UGH.

    Then, total what the??? – Cervelli out with concussion symptoms — OUCH!!

    Then, inquisitiveness – how soon before Montero catches a game? — Hmmmm.

  11. m September 10th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Why are they putting Nunez in the OF today? Why can’t we play one of our 4th OF?

  12. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Giving Nunez his first professional start in right field is a bit of a gamble. I might have gone with Golson, but, hopefully it’ll work out.

  13. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Now that that is said, I agree with Joe in Long Island. You have to be concerned about Cervelli. He’s suffered several concussions and though he is one tough cookie and doesn’t shy away from contact, you have to pray that he’s going to be okay. He’s a young kid.

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Joe, it’s a little disturbing that they even have him pencilled in there if he’s hurting from the collision.

    What are they doing, relying on how he feels a few hours before the game? Players are always going to say “I’m fine.” Too serious to hinge on the whims of the player.

  15. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Put Nunez where he can do the least damage.

  16. vinslol September 10th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    nunez has the range and the arm to handle right just fine, he just needs to remember to hit the cutoff man. cano/tex will handle the rest

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    We need the offense. I’ll take my chances.

  18. m September 10th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    You can’t make any errors on the bench. :P

    Anyway, I’m sure he’ll be fine.

    Cervelli won’t be catching much anymore this year. I thought MLB had concussion rules?

  19. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I guess they feel like they might as well try Nunez out in right now. None of the others (not Jones, I mean the call-ups) are going to be on the playoff roster. What if Swisher can’t start a game? They need to know if Nunez is a viable option out there.

    Even though the Yankees could use a win badly, better to find out now how Nunez can do than find yourself in the midst of the ALDS or ALCS and all of a sudden Swisher is down, and Jones isn’t available whatever. They just need to see it.

  20. m September 10th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Who has better range in the OF, Gardner or Granderson?

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I have never seen Nunez play the outfield, so I’ve no idea if he can track flyballs well or gets good jumps. He’s a good athlete with a strong arm, and he has speed to burn. Will this add up to being competent in right? We’ll see. I like the fresh bat, though.

  22. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    GB-

    I would have gone with Dickerson or Golson.

  23. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Cervelli didn’t come out of those collisions like a Timex. hasn’t been able to keep on tickin’.

  24. vinslol September 10th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    nunez played left a few times in s/t and handled one play in right during noesi’s debut game in that long extra innings baltimore marathon earlier this yr

    he’ll be fine.

  25. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I think Cervelli has had his bell rung one too many times.

    Didn’t he used to wear that spaceman helmet ?

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Villa, are birthday wishes in order? If so, happy birthday!

  27. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Pruf – Who’s the fresh bat of which you speak? Not Nunie, I assume – his bat has been cold for quite a while.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    yea, MTU, but I think that was a result of getting HBP while batting, no?

  29. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    They need offense. Nunez is a better bet offensively than either Dickerson or Golson, but I think that’s beside the point.

    I repeat that I really think this is a “what if Swisher is not available going forward” move.

  30. stuart a September 10th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    why not put dickerson in left especially against a righty????

  31. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    JAP-

    Does that matter ?

    It’s cumulative isn’t it ?

  32. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Cervelli had two hard hits at the plate in the same game. Were they both in the same inning or one inning apart?

    Anyway, a more unusual series of events. One of those hits would have been tough to take.

    Leave it to the Showalters to extract their pound of flesh from the Yankees in one way or another. ;)

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Niblick, Nunez has a quick bat and can sting the ball. He’s gotten under a lot of pitches lately and has been way too jumpy. But he’s got a fast bat with LD ability, and if he gets on, he runs very well. We need offense. The team is gassed.

    To boot, I’d have caught Jesus and put Po in at DH, but I don’t make these decisions.

  34. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    J Alfred -

    Not for me. A family member. Thanks. :)

  35. m September 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Some kid named Weiland is starting for the Sox tonight. Haven’t heard any advance hype on him.

  36. jonathan p September 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    thank you thank you guiseppe girardi for having the faith in montero to not only play him but move him up in the order!

  37. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Why is Cervelli in the lineup to begin with???

    Is there something wrong with Martin?

  38. Crawdaddy September 10th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    No surprise with Cervelli, I’m sure the cross country flight didn’t do him any favors.

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    MTU, yes it is, but I linked the helmet with getting HBP.
    ///

    I just don’t get why Montero isn’t catching, if Martin needed a day. WTF are they afraid of??

  40. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    Put Nunez where he can do the least damage.
    ——

    The bench. Seen what he does with an infield pop-up. Not sure I want to hold my breath when balls go to RF. :?

    We don’t know how long Swisher’s elbow will keep him out, nor do we know if it will come back again in the post. The Yankees may need to decide whether they want Montero or Posada at DH in the post. Because if they are leaning toward Montero, it might be good to get him some games at 1B, since Swisher is the BU 1b. I know Chavez has played some too, but with A-rod’s injuries & Chavez’ frailty and inability to play every day, it’s best to leave Chavez at 3B to share with A-rod.

    Also, it may be time to have Montero catch tomorrow. Martin can’t play catcher everyday. Montero with C & 1B ML experience will help them in the post.

  41. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    m-

    He throws harder than Ryan, and has a curve like Koufax.

    At least according to Gammons, etc.

    So what if his ERA is over 6.5 ?

    ;)

  42. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Crawdaddy -

    Oy, forgot about that.

    I think probably half the team is banged up right now. But no way Girardi will spill his guts on the particulars.

  43. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Did Montero ever play 1B?

  44. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    m September 10th, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    Some kid named Weiland is starting for the Sox tonight. Haven’t heard any advance hype on him.
    ///

    More significantly, Hellboy goes for Tampa :D

  45. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    JAP-

    Maybe Girardi is concerned that the Halos will run all over Jesus.

    Who knows ?

    Playin’ it conservative would be my guess.

    ;)

  46. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Am I missing something here?

    Why is the backup catcher getting scratched for the starting catcher 2 nights in a row?

  47. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Villa, oh well, same DNA :D.
    ///

    Montero at first, now that might be a risk!

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    LGY, that’s my question.

    WHY CAN’T JESUS JUST CATCH???

  49. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    LGY -

    They probably just want Martin to have some off days. I wouldn’t jump to too many conclusions, but it’s probably a safe bet that most of these guys are either banged up or sick.

  50. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    J. Alfred -

    Well, better not be. It’s the spouse.

    LOL!!

  51. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    MTU September 10th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    JAP-

    Maybe Girardi is concerned that the Halos will run all over Jesus.

    Who knows ?

    Playin’ it conservative would be my guess.

    ;)
    =========

    Good point. scioscia definitely would test him.

  52. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    @Ledger_Yankees A. Jones has played all season with a small tear in his left knee. Been drained several times. Gonna get drained again before playoffs.

  53. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    LGY, that’s my question.

    WHY CAN’T JESUS JUST CATCH???
    =======

    Patience, grasshopper

  54. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Interesting little secret getting out.

    Ledger_Yankees Marc Carig
    A. Jones has played all season with a small tear in his left knee. Been drained several times. Gonna get drained again before playoffs. #nyy

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Villa,

    Don’t you find it odd that they are blase enough about Cervelli to have him replace Martin, yet concerned enough about Cervelli to pull him for Martin, yet are concerned enough about Martin being gassed that they’re willing to be blase about Cervelli, but then concerned enough to second-guess themselves and replace Cervelli with Martin, yet refuse to look in Montero’s direction, despite Cervelli potential condition and Martin somewhat compromised??

    Put the f****ing kid behind the plate, the world isn’t going to end!

  56. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Tigers about to leap over the Yankees.

    8th straight win just now — another walk-off.

    :(

  57. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Ghost, I’ve had the patience of a saint!

    It’s simply logical that Montero should catch tonight, given the health of the backup and fatigue (I take it) of the starter.

    He’s a catcher.

  58. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I gotta say I love that Joe keeps writing Montero’s name into the lineup.

    I was really only expecting him to get one start this weekend.

  59. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    My saber speed beat you to it with that tweet GB.

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Villa – Ahh.
    ////
    Montero has a better arm than Cervy.

    Anyway, he can outhit their running :D.

    Time to change venues.

    Go C! Go Nuney! Go Jesus! Go Yanks!

  61. West Coast Yankee Fan September 10th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Montero should not catch this season unless it’s an emergeny. Any Yankee fan should be thrilled with him at DH instead of Posada and how he has been brought along.

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan September 10th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    sp-emergency

  63. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Ghost, I’ve had the patience of a saint!

    It’s simply logical that Montero should catch tonight, given the health of the backup and fatigue (I take it) of the starter.

    He’s a catcher.
    ==============

    No doubt that you have a very good point. However, I’m okay with the status quo for now. If Cervelli can’t play anymore this year, then the Yanks are going to be forced to make a decision about the backup catcher slot. If they feel more comfortable with the faux Molina, then I’m fine with it. Let Jesus focus on his hitting for now.

  64. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    And of course, we can always use Posada in a pinch.

  65. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Well, there ya go!

    If Jones becomes unavailable and Swisher is unavailable, they sure better find out now if Nunez can play right field, because game 2 of the ALDS is too late.

    ****

    J Alfred -

    It’s gonna have to happen. I’m thinking in Seattle. Angels are a tough team and they will run. On the one hand it would be as good a test as any. On the other hand, well, I don’t know that you want that kind of a test right off the bat.

    As for Cervelli/Martin – I have no idea. I still think that there’s a lot of sick soldiers in that clubhouse and they’re going with the healthiest. I don’t know how this concussion stuff works. I don’t know how they test. I don’t know when Girardi makes out his lineup.

    Maybe he should just keep the lineup to himself until the last minute when there are this many questions.

    However, if Cervelli was scratched yesterday because of concussion symptoms, or possible concussion symptoms, I do agree it doesn’t seem to make any sense to pencil him in tonight. For once, I can find no “out” for Joe Girardi….

  66. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    “I’m concerned about Cervelli. Apart from his skills as a ballplayer, he’s a good kid. I really wish him well.”

    joe form long island-

    at the time he was hit , i said he should be taken out of the game. you could tell he had his bell rung.
    he’s not going to do it because he is a tough kid. the way i understand it once there is damage done , continuing playing opens up the possibility of all kinds of bad things.

    the good news is that the yankees recognize the dangers of PCS and are erring on the side of caution.

    i don’t want to see montero get a start because cervelli is injured and especially not because something as serious as a concussion, but this kind of thing is precisely why i said montero should be worked into the catching rotation.

    montero is the third catcher right now. he needs to catch. it’s that simple. get him prepared if they need him. this is even if cervelli is fine in a few days.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I predict that the Yankee bats come back to life tonight!

    I wouldn’t use Montero catching. Not at this juncture with the Yankees having lost their last three (?) games and his having unfamiliarity with the Yankee pitching. That would be a recipe for disaster IMO. Let him slug away and continue to feel his offensive sea legs. He’s there if needed. This isn’t a day game after a night game, so Martin should be fine to catch.

    JMO, JMO, JMHO

    :)

  68. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    “Put the f****ing kid behind the plate, the world isn’t going to end!”

    if cerveli is out for an extended time, montero is the next guy in line right?

    there’s really no decision to be made. he catches. plain and simple.

  69. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Trisha -

    Did you just get back from Saturday evening Mass??? LOL

  70. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Its in Girardi’s and the Yankees’ best interest to start giving Montero a try at catcher because both Martin and Cervelli seem to be banged up. Those symptoms Cervi is experiencing are nothing to take lightly, especially with the many hits he got in that game and never coming out.

  71. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I’m back,

    Jap,

    Montero batting fifth!!!, protecting Cano we are having a little glance at the future! yeah!.

    Ghost,

    Even though i don’t mind the status quo….i would love to see Montero catch, and i think this issue with cervi has created the oportunity. About Po i hope you are joking because i don’t think he can catch anymore.

    Onthe Nunez front, it’s a good time to see how well he performes in the outfield.

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    “Angels are a tough team and they will run.”

    That.

    “On the one hand it would be as good a test as any. On the other hand, well, I don’t know that you want that kind of a test right off the bat.”

    That too.

    And finally, the Yankees are sitting with a 7 game lead – not that I think anyone is going to catch them. But you want to start to amass some wins. I don’t believe experimenting is a smart thing to do, especially when it’s unnecessary experimenting. I believe he will get in some games – Girardi has said he would not hesitate to put him in games, just that he didn’t anticipate starting him.

    Let him help where it’s most needed right now – with his bat. There will be plenty of time for Jesus Montero to catch for the Yankees. If you’re faced with an emergency situation, that’s one thing. But to do it just for the sake of doing it or because Yankee fans are anxious to see him catch, well that makes little to no sense IMO.

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Should have read “Yankees are NOT sitting with a 7 game lead”

  74. West Coast Yankee Fan September 10th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I’m leaving for Saturday night mass right now; to worship Jesus at Angel Stadium. Section 111, come say hello to the most beloved person on this blog!

    LETS GO YANKEES!

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Villa, this week I’m going tomorrow morning. That would have been one heck of a long mass if I did! I don’t think the Yankees need that many prayers.

    :)

  76. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 10th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    You lucky dog!!!

  77. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Trisha,

    Good post, but i would really see the kid given the chance to catch!!

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Dog being the operative word.

  79. Villa Nova-Ya September 10th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Trisha-

    I just caught the JMO, JMO, JMHO and was reminded of the mea culpa. :)

  80. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    EDIT:

    I would really like to see the kid be given the chance to catch

  81. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    2011 Tigers = 2009 Yankees

  82. Joe from Long Island September 10th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Randy- I’m out at a clambake, and can’t respond in detail- but I couldn’t agree with you more.

    When I saw the okay when Markakis hit him with his shoulder, my teeth hurt.

  83. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    montero will be almost for sure have to catch in the next fews days because if cervelli is showing concussion symptoms those symptoms are not going to just go away.

    i’m not worried in the least with him catching anyone on the yankees. yes it might be better if he caught nova or garcia or hughes , but he’s a professional catcher. he can catch if he has to.

    the question is not if montero can handle any particular pitcher. it’s more, can the pitcher handle having a new catcher that he’s not used to? cc isn’t going to let having a new catcher bother him. neither will garcia and colon. hughes and nova have pitched to montero.

    burnett is a bit of a headcase sometimes, but i think even he isn’t going to care if montero catches him. burnett for all his faults is a professional who isn’t going to show up the kid.

    some pitchers are finicky and don’t like anything out of the ordinary. i think the yankee starters are all way too battle tested to worry about montero being new.

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    luis, I believe it is going to happen, and depending on what’s going on with Cervelli you mght see it sooner rather than later. I’d be curious to know whether Girardi would go with Posada before Monetro to start a game anyway.

    I’d feel much more easy about Montero starting against Seattle than I would against the Angels, if he has to start. Angels are loaded for bear and 2.5 games out of first place in theri division. The kid does NOT need a baptism by fire and the Yankees don’t need to do it to prove anything to overly-anxious fans. (Fan frenzy about highly-touted prospects always makes me a little queasy; this forum frenzied ad nauseum about Mark Melancon, almost inconsolably so, and then couldn’t wait to throw him on the trash heap when things didn’t work out.)

    Cooler heads will prevail.

    :D

  85. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Why is Nunez playing RF? We have Dickerson and Golson both up, and Laird can play the corners. This seems unnecessary. Also, in this day and age, and after a hit like that, how did they not send Cervelli for mandatory tests? That’s absurd.

  86. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    joe from long island-

    clambake?

    thanks for making me hungry.

    the yankees have gotten much better at injury prevention and i think they are paying serious attention as they should to the symptoms cervelli must be having. hopefully, they nip this concussion thing in the bud with cervelli. it’s more than just a baseball thing. it’s a quality of life thing.

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    “I just caught the JMO, JMO, JMHO and was reminded of the mea culpa. :)

    Great pick up! And what’s even funnier is that I often do go to mass Saturday afternoons!

    :)

    Poor Sux rook is at the beginning of what is looking like a Suxian horror show. I always feel back for the rooks on that team because they’re still tadpoles so I don’t think of them as bona fide Suxers.

  88. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    What the heck is goin’ on here ?

    1st thing this morning Maine Yankee is tormenting me with all his talk of Lobster, and now Joe is out at a clambake.

    Is there no justice ?

    Why wasn’t I invited ?

    I love seafood. It’s just not a big item out here in the Desert if you know what I mean.

    ;)

  89. m September 10th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Montero will catch before Posada. Romine, too for that matter. :P

    1 strike 11 balls bases loaded in Tampa

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Oh my. This has ugly written all over it. This kid is going to get tatooed.

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    “Montero will catch before Posada. Romine, too for that matter. :)

    I wonder.

  92. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    “I’d feel much more easy about Montero starting against Seattle than I would against the Angels, if he has to start.”

    trisha-

    i thought you never worry.

    what’s there to worry about?montero can catch against any team.

    montero is a catcher. he’s been catcher in the yankee system for the past five years. the pitcher will throw the ball. montero will catch it and then throw it back to the pitcher.

    real simple. no big deal.

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I believe that Montero will catch before Posada if Girardi is just giving some guys time off to catch their breaths and it’s in the middle of some uneventful game, but I wonder if Posada would get the start, say, in an Angles game.

  94. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Trisha,

    Agreed, i don’t think is a good idea to throw him against the Angels….But i don’t think putting Posada behind the plate is a wise idea either, he hasn’t catch all season, and i don’t think he will be up to the task given his age and concussions issues. If it is an emergency ok, but nothing more.

    On the blog frenzie about Montero, i think most of the posters here know that probably he is going to struggle a little bit at first, but you are right….there are some guys that might start a whining parade.

  95. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Weiland being thrown to the wolves…. er, I mean Rays.

    :)

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t worry.

    Do you?

  97. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    Weiland being thrown to the wolves…. er, I mean Rays.

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

    The seawolves?

  98. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Randy-

    If you really want to see Jesus challenged let him catch the tatooed one.

    :)

  99. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Weiland really helped out by the umpire that inning.

  100. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Just superb, superb pitching by a young Red Sucks prospect once again.

    Got out of a bases-loaded no-out jam giving up only one (!) run.

    Amazing. Simply.

  101. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    GB-

    Boston’s rotation is in rough shape right now.

    :)

  102. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    PeteAbe: ” Weiland is now officially the leading candidate for 2011 American League Rookie of the Year. “

  103. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    “Montero will catch before Posada. Romine, too for that matter.”

    m-

    i will catch for the yankees before posada catches for the yankees.

    posada totally flunked a PCS test last fall. i think the yankees are genuinely concerned about posada taking any more hits to the head catching. as much as i love posada as a player, the PCS thing is too serious to fool around with.

  104. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    Randy-

    If you really want to see Jesus challenged let him catch the tatooed one.

    ——————–

    You must be really hungry!!, catch that guy is a challenge to even the best one’s on the show!!, lol!!

  105. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    GB-

    Boston’s rotation is in rough shape right now.

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

    Rough ‘em up more.

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    randy apparently your baseball smarts aren’t taking the day since you would have had Montero up here much sooner – or have I misremembered your ardor?

    ***********

    I would put Posada in before I would put a rookie in, in a game against a surging team. If Montero goes in then it would have been the right move since Girardi skates circles around all the managers on this forum, even those who won’t admit it.

    :)

  107. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    “posada totally flunked a PCS test last fall. i think the yankees are genuinely concerned about posada taking any more hits to the head catching. as much as i love posada as a player, the PCS thing is too serious to fool around with.”

    Ah.

  108. m September 10th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Both sides have legitimate gripes against the ump in TB.

  109. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    “I don’t worry.”

    trisha-

    good, then you aren’t worried about jesus catching against the angels.

    me neither.

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    “Rough ‘em up more.”

    :D

    Some questionable calls by the umpire (according to Remy, who is really fair about those things).

    Perhaps I showed a little too much compassion for the rook. He got out of the inning pretty unscathed!

    ;)

  111. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Luis-

    Talk about having to learn fast.

    :)

    GB-

    No need. They already resemble the stuff they use to grind down diamonds (the non-baseball variety).

    ;)

  112. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I believe I had predicted Weiland would outpitch Hellickson.

  113. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    With all due respect, this is a yankee blog….. besides the game is far from over.

  114. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    “randy apparently your baseball smarts aren’t taking the day since you would have had Montero up here much sooner – or have I misremembered your ardor?”

    could you rephrase that question please? i’m not sure exactly what you mean.

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    “I believe I had predicted Weiland would outpitch Hellickson.”

    Yes ER. I do believe it is only the second inning? Maybe it’s better to wait before you put your foot in it.

  116. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    MTU,

    He already debuted against the sux, and had an at bat with the bases juiced in fenway, so you are right they haven’t pampered the kid!!,lol

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    That meant that I believe you are one of the posters who felt that Montero should have been up here much sooner.

  118. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Got a conflict here.

    OTOH I want the Sux to lose.

    OTOH I don’t want Hellickson pitching too well since he is in direct competition with SuperNova for ROY.

    My solution.

    Rays win a high scoring game and Hellickson does not get the win.

    Yeah baby ! That’s the ticket.

    ;)

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    mel, couldn’t they let Posada catch using that goofy catcher’s helmet that Cervelli used to wear?

  120. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    trisha-

    yeah, i wanted montero up 6 weeks ago to two months ago.

    everyone who reads the blog knows that.

    what does that have to do with your comment, “your baseball smarts aren’t taking the day” ?

  121. MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    GB7

    Just because randy acted like that in school doesn’t mean it’s the norm here.

    Why do you think he doesn’t live in Maine anymore.

    We kick his kind out to Mass.

  122. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Luis-

    If Jesus would just stop wearing that silly mask we’d all know who he really was.

    Albert Pujols in disguise.

    ;)

  123. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    MTU, absolutely the way to go. When one of the pitchers from my fantasy team would be facing the Yankees, I would hope for a low-scoring game with a tie when my pitcher departed, then the Yankees winning the game. That way I would still amass a lot of points, and the Yanks would win!

    Win-win.

    :)

  124. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Trisha-

    Sometimes out-of-box solutions are required, so to speak.

    :)

  125. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Luis-

    After all, Jesus isn’t robbin’ a bank. He’s just stealin’ a few extra bases every now and then.

    ;)

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Absolutely. Out-of-the-box thinking taught us that the world is round, n’est-ce pas?

    There’s nothing like a marriage of critical yet rational thinking!

    ;)

  127. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    By the way,

    The future 2012 ROY already has men on 2nd and 3rd with one out

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Now if somebody could only come up with an effective fix for fall allergies, tbe world would be a better place.

    :(

  129. luis September 10th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    MTU,

    to be honest, i never expected this kind of production from The Jesus, don’t get me wrong i have always thought that he is going to be a star, but not this fast!!!,

  130. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    45 pitches after 2 innings.

    You could say Weiland is pitching a “Phil Hughes.”

    No? Too much?

  131. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Trisha-

    It still seems pretty flat out here sometimes. Are you sure it’s round ?

    P.S. I hope you are eating plenty of good spicy food, and that you fared well with all the extra water.

    :)

  132. MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    trisha

    Just stuff a couple of cotton balls in the nostrils and you’re good to go. :D

  133. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Luis-

    He’s Venezuelan isn’t he ? What other proof did you need ?

    ;)

  134. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “P.S. I hope you are eating plenty of good spicy food, and that you fared well with all the extra water.”

    Yes and yes. The extra water bought me a week’s worth of company but it was kind of a nice change.

    “Just stuff a couple of cotton balls in the nostrils and you’re good to go. :D

    :lol:

    At this point it’s about the only thing I haven’t tried!

  135. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “Just stuff a couple of cotton balls in the nostrils and you’re good to go”

    i’m not sure i’d take advice from someone who dressed up as bullwinkle for halloween last year in moose mating season .

  136. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    LMAO!!!!!

  137. luis September 10th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    MTU,

    LOL!!!!, actually from knowing the team that he played for down here , i know that he is going to be a star in the big leagues….unlike the rest of the caribean, where they play in empty stadiums, here they have to play in packed ones!!, and i mean 25-30 thousand very loud and unforgiving fans!!, so i knew from the start that he was going to handle the presure much better than other rooks

  138. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I’m still at least a little annoyed that daddy milkshakes got off so easy with the union loonie by his side pulling the strings.

  139. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Randy-

    It’s so bad with Maine that he actually thinks that Moose pheromone is a kind of cologne.

    :(

  140. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    GB7

    Just because randy acted like that in school doesn’t mean it’s the norm here.

    Why do you think he doesn’t live in Maine anymore.

    We kick his kind out to Mass.

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

    Randy has an excuse. He started catching when he was 3. He started useing a mask when he was 90.

  141. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    ***using***

  142. MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 8:05 pm
    “Just stuff a couple of cotton balls in the nostrils and you’re good to go”

    i’m not sure i’d take advice from someone who dressed up as bullwinkle for halloween last year in moose mating season .

    ———————————————————————————-

    Mating wouldn’t be the problem.

    Your cousins with their guns would be though.

  143. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Well let me say this. If the Suxers lose tonight and the Yanks win, I think it will make Girardi’s decision about catchers a little bit easier. He might not hesitate to use Martin tomorrow since Cervelli caught very recently.

    Whatever, it’s all good.

    Love watching Ellsbury look like a keystone cop.

    *********

    Off to put cotton in my nostrils.

    Later y’all.

    :)

  144. RMS September 10th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Posada will not catch. He hasn’t caught since last season.

  145. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    “Randy has an excuse. He started catching when he was 3. He started useing a mask when he was 90.”

    gb7-

    at least,i could spell better than you when i was three.

  146. Niki September 10th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I really hope Cervelli is going to be ok. I love that kid.

  147. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Dwayne Staatz,,,the master of the understatement. “The liner is just over Pedroia’s head. He just couldn’t get up high enough.” Really, Dwayne? It was nearly a ground ball.

  148. MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    MTU GB7

    I found a treat you guys should get for your dogs.

    http://mainelineproducts.com/retail/?p=70

  149. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 8:14 pm
    “Randy has an excuse. He started catching when he was 3. He started useing a mask when he was 90.”

    gb7-

    at least,i could spell better than you when i was three.

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

    Spelling is overated.

  150. Vineyard Yankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    “I believe I had predicted Weiland would outpitch Hellickson.”

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

    I believe the Rays now have the lead @ 2 – 1. Stomp the Sux while they are busy lickin their wounds.

  151. MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Dwayne Staatz,,,the master of the understatement. “The liner is just over Pedroia’s head. He just couldn’t get up high enough.” Really, Dwayne? It was nearly a ground ball.

    ————————————————————————————

    The RS radio guy said even though Little Dusty did his pre pitch hop he still couldn’t reach it. :lol:

  152. Vineyard Yankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    New Post :arrow:

  153. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Those treats are considered imported delicacies in California.

  154. MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    GB7

    So you mean you want to send some to your buddies out there? :D

  155. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    MaineYankee September 10th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    GB7

    So you mean you want to send some to your buddies out there?

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

    Yeah, take the “For Pets Only” labels off and mark them as “truffels”. It won’t hurt them

  156. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Maine-

    Killer is so drunk most of the time he’ll never even know the difference.

    ;)

  157. MTU September 10th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    New one ==>

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