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Game 144: Yankees at Angels

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

YANKEES (87-56)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jesus Montero DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez RF
Brett Gardner LF

LHP CC Sabathia (19-7, 2.97)
Sabathia vs. Angels

ANGELS (79-65)
Maicer Izturis 3B
Peter Bourjos CF
Howie Kendrick 2B
Torii Hunter DH
Mark Trumbo 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Mike Trout RF
Erick Aybar SS
Jeff Mathis C

RHP Dan Haren (14-8, 3.20)
Haren vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 9:05 p.m., YES Network / MLB Network

WEATHER: There’s something like a 20 percent chance of rain, which is pretty high for this place. Doesn’t seem too threatening, though.

UMPIRES: HP Tony Randazzo, 1B Larry Vanover, 2B Brian Gorman, 3B Dan Bellino

CC BEING CC: CC Sabathia has become the first Yankees pitcher to win at least 19 games in three straight years since Vic Raschi had four straight seasons of at least 19 wins from 1948-51. Sabathia is looking to become the first Yankee to win at least 20 games in consecutive seasons since Tommy John in 1979-80.

THREE DOWN: The Yankees have lost three straight games. It’s their longest losing streak since dropping three consecutive games August 6-9. The current losing streak matches their second-longest of the season. The longest was six in-a-row in mid-May.

HORSESHOES AND SLOW DANCING: The Yankees have lost each of their last three games by one run. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the first time the Yankees have had a streak of that kind since July 2-4, 1993 (4-3, 5-4 and 7-6 losses at Oakland). Each of their last three losses have come in their opponent’s final at-bat.

UPDATE, 9:28 p.m.: The Angels had the bases loaded, but Sabathia got out of it with the game still scoreless. It’s 0-0 after one inning.

UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Hey look, Nunez caught one!

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: Busted thumb for Martin? Really? This is turning into some pretty rough luck for the Yankees. Martin just took a foul tip to his throwing hand. Looks like it busted up his thumbnail. His warmup throws didn’t look great, but Martin’s staying in the game.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Looked to me like Granderson took a bad first step on that ball, but I haven’t seen a replay to be sure. Either way, it’s an RBI double and the Angels are up 1-0 in the second.

UPDATE, 9:53 p.m.: Martin is coming out. Still no sign of who’s taking over behind the plate. Posada?

UPDATE, 9:54 p.m.: Big ovation from the Yankees fans here in Anaheim. Jorge Posada is the new Yankees catcher.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: High throw from Posada, but Cano made a nice play to get the out. Posada’s been in the game for a batter and a half and he’s already caught a runner trying to steal.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: That’s a nice little play by Chavez to end the third. It’s still a 1-0 game.

UPDATE, 10:36 p.m.: CC is through the fifth, still with a 1-0 Yankees deficit. The Angels have seven hits, the Yankees have two.

UPDATE, 11:00 p.m.: Bases loaded with one out, Sabathia gets out of it with back-to-back ground balls to Chavez at third. He went home on the first one, then made a quick throw to first to end the inning (nice play by Teixeira to get the out). Still 1-0 heading into the seventh.

UPDATE, 11:22 p.m.: Mike Trout goes out and gets one, slapping/driving an RBI single to right field for a 2-0 Angels lead in the seveth.

UPDATE, 11:24 p.m.: The Yankees are calling Martin’s injury a bruised right thumb. He has been taken for x-rays.

UPDATE, 11:28 p.m.: Sac fly, then a two-run homer by Mathis. George Kontos is now warming for the Yankees with a 5-0 deficit.

UPDATE, 11:31 p.m.: After a double, here’s Kontos for his big league debut.

UPDATE, 11:40 p.m.: Of course Posada got a hit. Of course he did.

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833 Responses to “Game 144: Yankees at Angels”

  1. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    GO YANKEES!!!!!!

  2. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Lets go!

  3. Vineyard Yankee September 10th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    End of 5, now 4-3 Rays on a solo HR by Kotchman.

  4. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    El Capitan!!!

  5. Kelvin September 10th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    First inning ab for montero! !

  6. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Go C! Go Yanks!

    Atta boy, Jete!

  7. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Cano,

    Patience please

  8. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    he is not going to see anything over the plate

  9. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Well….he did see something over the plate, hit it well….it happens

  10. seconds September 10th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    that hardly ever happens, leadoff double doesn’t score.

  11. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    cano hit it hard but granderson + tex are really in a rut right now…

  12. West Coast Yankee Fan September 10th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Stadium is packed with Yankee fans!!! Let’s go Yankees!!!!!!!!

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Set it right, C.

  14. Othello September 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Freakin Texeira, hard hit pulled foul then ground out. Its either always a ground out or pop up. Can’t the Yankees force this guy to learn to hit to the opposite field?

  15. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Chad

    I’ve never criticized you or your Yankee beat writer brothers before. I save my media scorn for the Jon Heyman ;).

    However, the fact that Cervelli has been in the original starting lineup 3 games in a row and that didn’t raise a red flag for anyone is pretty bad. Hopefully someone tries to ask after the game if something is wrong with Martin.

  16. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Cano makes it look too easy!!

  17. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    seconds,

    I was refering only to Cano’s at bat

  18. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    that was one hell of a play from cano

  19. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Tough play, the only way to make it is bare handed

  20. Lou From CU September 10th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Hey – with Montero at DH I guess Jorge is the now the backup catcher.

  21. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Rays with 2nd and 3rd no outs. Would be nice to cash them in.

  22. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    CC has a good change up tonight

  23. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    CC having early control issues…..22 pitches is not what you want to see.

  24. Vineyard Yankee September 10th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Longoria with a SF, now 5-3 Rays, still batting in the B5th.

  25. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t like the way this inning is shaping up…

  26. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Ewww. Lazy.

  27. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Rays got 1. Upton whiff, longoria sac fly, zobrist out. Not good when u have 2nd and 3rd no outs and get 1 with that part of the order up.

  28. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I hate infield singles unless we’re the ones doing it. cheap hits

  29. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Piece of crap tonight cc

  30. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Lockdown – u can count our infield singles this year on one hand. We never get them.

  31. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    This next pitch is dangerous

  32. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    C’s a little out of whack. Although sinker created an unfortuitous slow roller. Need the out here, C.

  33. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Lockdown – u can count our infield singles this year on one hand. We never get them.

    The Yankees have 114 infield hits this year!

  34. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    phew!!!

  35. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    oops, high bouncer that rolled slow. :D

    Either way, C. out of it but 30 pitches already.

  36. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Crisis averted…..but it looks like the pen will be needed tonight

  37. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Please do not say C.C. is an ace again.

  38. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The Angels never hit the ball with authority, but that 2-0 pitch that Wells let go for a called strike might have cost us dearly, thank god he didn’t even took a swing on it

  39. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Don’t feed the quicksilver-y troll.

    By the way, Montero!

  40. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    another hit from the hit machine

  41. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    This kid can flat out hit..

  42. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Atta boy, Jesus!

  43. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    ugh

  44. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Jerkface – my bad, forgot first half jeter had 85.

  45. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    he has such good plate coverage….if he can cover the inside pitch then I’m not sure where you can pitch him.

  46. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Chavy wipes him out….

  47. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    blake,

    this kid is just so relaxed at the plate. It seems like he goes to the plate with a plan.

  48. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I think the Yankees have found their DH ;)

  49. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Montero is really hitting well. STUD :D

  50. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Jerkface – my bad, forgot first half jeter had 85.

    :twisted:

  51. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    He really labored that inning.

  52. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Offense is still slumbering but showing signs of waking up…a few balls have been hit very hard tonight.

  53. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Not a long enough breather for CC :(

  54. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    blake,

    I believe that the HR he hit yesterday was on an inside pitch, he is going to be scary to face!

  55. 38HotDogs September 10th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Nice at bats by Martin and Chavez there – wouldn’t want to take a pitch

  56. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Anyone know who’s coming in for Peralta in Rays game?

  57. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Nvm, it’s McGee.

  58. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    That’s it, Nuney.

  59. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    That was an adventure…..

  60. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Nunez looked smooth there.

  61. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    NUNEZ!!, he caught one, looked a little adventurous but he made the play

  62. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    AGon grounds out, going to the top of 8th, 5-3 Rays.

  63. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    2 out double to a .176 hitter…..

  64. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Can we please get the horrendous Mathis out sometime….thanks

  65. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Uh oh

  66. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Suit up, Jorge!

  67. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Oh lord…..be ok russ

  68. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Damn. I bet that hurt.

  69. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    That hit him square on the hand.

  70. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Let Jesus catch, CC can hit!

  71. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    DAMN :cry:

  72. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Hope Martin’s hand is ok . . .

  73. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Gusty is on call Im sure

  74. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Actually doesn’t look as bad as I first thought.

  75. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    He’s going to lose that nail, but it may not be broken.

  76. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    CC is not going more than five innings tonight…

  77. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Come on CC settle down!

  78. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    pretty rotten 0-2 pitch

  79. 38HotDogs September 10th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    God I hate the Angels, Mathis and Izturis get 10 hits a year and they are all against the Yankees.

  80. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Really? Double to Mathis and Izturis with 0-2 counts. Feels like last year at the stretch run. Team looks tired, which is understandable, but still frustrating.

  81. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    yankees getting beat up physically…

    buck showalter said tampa bay was going to be the wildcard team when they were 10 out…

  82. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Freaking Jeff Mathis. You kiddin’ me?

  83. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I can’t believe that Martin isn’t putting that right hand behind his back to receive the ball, considering what just happened to him!

  84. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    nice play by Robbie…..tough one.

  85. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    If Montero catches, does this mean we lose our DH & CC hits?

  86. Lou From CU September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Having 4 catchers on the roster, 3 in uniform would seem to be the opposite of “short on catchers”, no?

  87. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    This team looks mentally and physically gassed from all the close games in the bad weather and the travel. I pray that they can get it together before it becomes too much of a funk.

  88. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Mathis is the one that hurts…..he is a really terrible hitter.

  89. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    This team better hope Tampa keeps pounding the Sox…

  90. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    If Montero catches, does this mean we lose our DH & CC hits?
    ============

    Yep. Not necessarily a bad thing, because CC can handle a bat.

  91. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    jesus is loose…behind the plate?!?!?

  92. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Montero warming up to catch perhaps…

  93. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    “Having 4 catchers on the roster, 3 in uniform would seem to be the opposite of “short on catchers”, no?”

    well when 1 is having concussion systems….1 hasn’t caught an inning all season…..1 just got hit on the thumb……and 1 has never caught a big league inning…..yea kinda thin back there at the moment.

  94. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Jesus is putting on the gear….

  95. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Nice catch.

  96. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    “buck showalter said tampa bay was going to be the wildcard team when they were 10 out…”

    Buck says he was misquoted and that he only said that the Rays would “make it interesting”.

  97. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Yes, we lose DH and CC hits.

  98. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Damn!!, not the best way to put Montero behind the plate

  99. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Anyone else notice how Jeff Mathis morphs into Johnny Goddamn Bench when he plays the Yankees?

  100. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    If Montero catches, does this mean we lose our DH & CC hits?
    ============

    Yep. Not necessarily a bad thing, because CC can handle a bat.
    —-

    Thanks. Plus CC might start pitching sharper since he loves to hit. #GlassHalfFull

    I hope Martin is ok. I adore him ?

  101. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Probably C can hit better than some of our batters right now. :D

    Alex coaching Jesus. Got to love it.

  102. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t get why Gardner doesn’t try bunting for a hit once in a while. It might help break him out of this slump he is in. Can’t be much worse than what he is doing right now.

  103. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    The Yanks are a tired and beaten up team right now….

  104. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    the Yanks need a jolt to get out of these mini slump…..

    (Don’t think Martin wants to leave, he still has the gear on)

  105. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve never seen a manager lose his DH more than Girardi. (obviously, this one wouldn’t be his fault, but still…)

  106. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Yeah, I keep wondering why a slumping gardner doesn’t bunt too. :?

  107. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Montero took the gear off, so i guess martin stays behind the plate

  108. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Probably C can hit better than some of our batters right now. :D

    Alex coaching Jesus. Got to love it.
    ===============

    I would prefer CC against lefties right now to Tex :)

  109. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Yogi, QFT

    blake, thus we should make use of the expanded roster.

  110. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Did anyone else read the “poor Red Sox” article on ESPN about how they’ve been more banged up than any other team in baseball this season? Insanity.

  111. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    The Yankee offense looks like they are still sleeping.

  112. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    If we win two or three of the 7 games with Tampa, even assuming .500 ball against everyone else, it will be impossible for them ti catch us mathematically. We would basically have to go like 3-15 and be swept by them for them to have any chanceof catching us..

  113. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I’m excited to see Montero catch…..but not like this. They need Martin badly

  114. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Red Sox and Yankees are both MASH units right now…..

  115. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    ooh, kim ojnes looking very lovely this evening…

  116. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Did anyone else read the “poor Red Sox” article on ESPN about how they’ve been more banged up than any other team in baseball this season? Insanity.
    —————

    Haven’t the Yanks had more injuries than the Sox this year? At different points, we’ve lost ARod, Jeter, Hughes, Colon, Soriano, Cervelli, Garcia, Chvez, and a couple of other guys….

  117. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    So Martin might be out for a couple of days, Cervelli has a concussion…. Do we still have fake Molina (for Montero’s BU)

  118. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    poor Martin, coming out kicking and screaming…want to play through it. Though its prolly best that he sits. Good thing we have Jesus on the bench. Wow Posada catching instead of Jesus!!!!

  119. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Po!

  120. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    JORGE!!!!

  121. Frozen Rope September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    yay posada!

  122. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Posada!

  123. vinslol September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    POSADA!

  124. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Shocker twist.

  125. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This is the better move than risking a Wang like injury to CC.

  126. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Posada has the gear! Go get ‘em Jorgie!!!

  127. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Jorge is coming in? Hip hip! Shows how opposed to catching Montero that they are.

  128. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Wow. Posada coming in as catcher?!? Holy cow.

  129. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Can anything else go wrong for this team this week?

  130. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    amazing how they will do anything to keep Montero from catching

  131. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Still love this guy, lol

  132. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    huh?

  133. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Posada is gonna get injured on the 1st pitch.

  134. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    It could be that they simply don’t want to lose the DH in the 3rd inning.

  135. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Posada!!, wow!,

  136. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Wow.

  137. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Wow…..are they serious? They are catching Jorge rather than Montero ? Love Jorge….but he hasn’t been doing drills….he hasn’t done anything all season.

  138. Chad Jennings September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Posada at catcher! Using Montero would have cost the Yankees the DH, so obviously that wasn’t going to happen.

  139. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Think it is more about losing the DH/batting CC?

  140. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Jorge is coming in? Hip hip! Shows how opposed to catching Montero that they are.

    ———-

    Or how opposed they are to having their ace bat.

  141. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    It’s cool how everybody loves Po! I’m happy for him… I’ll bet Burnett is praying for Martin.

  142. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I think Posada coming in has more to do with not wanting to lose the DH than Montero catching. I think it makes more sense for them to use Po.

  143. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    hope it’s like riding a bike…..I don’t want to lose the DH either but geez

  144. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Romine lives in the area and will be on the team tomorrow.

  145. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    good for Jorgie….:) hey we need the DH. Maybe this will give the Yanks a jolt, Tex seemed pretty excited that Jorgie is playing

  146. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    just when you think you’ve seen everything…

    wow

  147. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Go Jorgie!

  148. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    If Posada is catching tomorrow and not Jesus, then you probably have grounds to complain. Jesus is already in the game at DH, catching him unnecessarily would botch the lineup.

  149. Frozen Rope September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    It would have been a joke to lose the dh with jorge on the bench

  150. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    CC batting or baserunning in any way, sort, or form should never be done.

  151. Against All Odds September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Let’s see if this works

  152. luis September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Yankeefem,

    I think they just don’t want to lose the DH in the 3rd inning

  153. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Ouch Posada catching…Scioiscia is going to run absolutely wild on him.

  154. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Be safe, Jorgie.

  155. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    It could be that they simply don’t want to lose the DH in the 3rd inning.
    =========

    That’s probably it. I’ll bet Posada homers in this game.

  156. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Again, it is the desire not to risk a Wang like injury to CC.

  157. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    maybe they don’t want Jesus catching for CC, don’t want to throw him off. CC is used to throwing to Posada

  158. blake September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Yea….I mean I get that….Jorge actually looks ok back there. Go Jorge!

  159. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Montero-can’t-catch conspiracy theories gain new ammo.

  160. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    throwing is going to be the hard thing for jorge

  161. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    One thing is for sure, the angels are going to run like mad men

  162. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    vblade September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Jorge is coming in? Hip hip! Shows how opposed to catching Montero that they are.

    ———-

    Or how opposed they are to having their ace bat.
    ===

    Good point.

  163. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    lol go Jorgie!!!! :)

  164. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    JORGE!!!

  165. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahha

  166. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    you cant make this up!

  167. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Jorge throws runner out! You can’t predict it, Suzyn…

  168. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE getting Kendrick. Love it.

  169. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Posada gets his man

  170. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Like the Angels did last time they faced Jorge in the playoffs? Not exactly.

    lol. Nice play.

  171. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    First crack out of the box

  172. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Ugh! Another infield hit. But wow what a job by Jorge!

  173. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Lol, f u, angels.

  174. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Not a great throw but Posada got him

  175. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Posada shuts doen the running game!!! In your face, Scioscia!

  176. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    haha….I love it. Not a great throw but terrible jump

  177. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    The Po-Po!!!!!

  178. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    HIPHIP!!

  179. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Again, it is the desire not to risk a Wang like injury to CC.

    —————————————-

    CC bats during inter league play

  180. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    you can’t make this stuff up.

    wow again!!!

  181. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    montero not catching has nothing to do with his catching ability, it’s the 3rd inning and you don’t want to lose your dh and have CC bat…imagine CC sprains his foot running to first…

  182. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Posada throwing out 100% of all possible base stealers, best in MLB.

  183. seconds September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Posada, player of the game

  184. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    K C, inspired! :D

  185. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    You can’t predict baseball?

  186. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    that’s 2000 k’s for CC

  187. pat September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Jorge catching just gave everyone a little adrenaline rush.

  188. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Watch this pump up the Yankees having Jorge behind the plate.

  189. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    2000 strikeouts for sabathia

  190. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Hey Jorgie!!!

    Not to be all I told you so, but I had a prescient sense that we should have caught Jesus tonight and Jorge should have been the DH.

    I also recall admonishing the Yankees MONTHS AGO to get Montero here and acclimated, expressly to get his bat comfortable and to get him on the same page as the pitching staff.

    But wait – JORGIE! High throw, but Kendrick slowed down for some reasonNi. Maybe he thought Cano missed the ball and wanted to go to third…

    Nice pitch, C. Sit down, Torii.

  191. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    hey that just shows that 2B isn’t a gimmi if guys get on……

  192. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    i like kim jones in the booth – much better than on location stuff…

  193. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    So see I was thinking that if the Yankees needed a backup catcher they would automatically go to Posada.

    Nah.

    Mel? Randy?

    :D

  194. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Posada throws high, cano saves him from an error there. But it’s a caught stealing!!! :lol:

  195. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Remember Wang ruining his career running the bases? Yeah…

  196. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    was it? or 1,999?

  197. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I have never seen a more conservative organization regarding rookies then the Yankees.

  198. ctyankeefan. September 10th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    People are seriously wondering why the yankees don’t want to lose the dh in the 3rd inning of a game!? Insane…

  199. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    haha….I love it. Not a great throw but terrible jump
    ==

    I’ll take luck. It’ll look like a frozen rope in the Boxscore tomorrow.

  200. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    So, will Jorge do up his nails once he gets back to the dugout?

  201. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Yeah, I reconsidered and made the same point.

  202. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Is Kim stright or Les? i really want to know lol

  203. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Gary Sanchez has just been summoned from Knott’ss Berry Farm.

  204. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    They’re not mentioning it on the broadcast. Maybe they forgot

  205. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Jorge, it’s grand to see you, pal.

  206. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    the next throw should be easier…..broke loose some stiffness with that one

  207. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Betances is available!

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

    “I have never seen a more conservative organization regarding rookies then the Yankees.”

    I don’t know if I can agree. Look at Hughes, Joba, and Kennedy. They probably learned their lesson from that debacle.

  209. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    If Posada catches tomorrow and not Montero then it’s obvious that the Yanks don’t think he can catch.

  210. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Did I enter some type of time warp?

    I went out to walk my dog and I come in to see Jorge catching?

    WTH is going on???

  211. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    kim’s straight…

  212. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Those seeing eye hits are the most anoying of all

  213. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    This game has been torture defensively. The angels have had no business getting 4 of their 6 hits

  214. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Ugg. Dumbo squeezing that through for a hit. CC’s thrown a lot of pitches. Nice play there by Chavez and Teixeira.

  215. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Nice CHAVY/TEX!

    Jorge rules.

  216. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    that’s a great play by Tex….tweener hop into the runner….very nice.

  217. Nilsson September 10th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Beauty at both ends. Chavez showing nice range and Tex with the tough scoop.

  218. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Granderson got an uncharacteristically bad jump earlier. Wonder if he pulled something…that was a circuitous, curious route.

  219. DFox September 10th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Chavez really is a rock defensively. No one you’d want in there more to make a good play and field tough balls cleanly.

  220. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Did I enter some type of time warp?

    I went out to walk my dog and I come in to see Jorge catching?

    WTH is going on???
    ================

    Martin hurt his thumb, and was pulled from the game. Po strapped on his cape, and came to save the day. The Yanks probably don’t want CC batting and running the bases in an AL park.

  221. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    JAP,

    It’s chirstmas in september!!! LOL!, i guess you are not on the N list!!!

  222. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I’m thinking Montero will catch because tomorrow. Because they want him in the lineup as much as possible. They’re down to 2 catchers now. So I doubt they’ll have Posada start at C tomorrow with Montero DHing. They would sit Montero if they went with Posada.

  223. umbrelladoc September 10th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    There are no other catchers on 40 man roster. If Girardi hasn’t used Valdes yet with the bullpen being shot why keep him? Need to activate Romine or G. Molina.

  224. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Granderson needs a couple of days off.

  225. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Not only is Betances available, it might also be a good idea for him to pitch tonight, since yesterday was his throw day. He’ll should be sharp.

  226. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Tex and Granderson really need to wake up. The injuries are pilling up and the healthy guys are in major slumps. Montero is the only guy hitting right now.

  227. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Granderson needs a day off. His bat is dead. :(

  228. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Is Molina still with the Yankees, or was he released?

  229. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Thought Posada couldn’t catch b/c of the concussions. Hope he is not at risk.

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

    “I have never seen a more conservative organization regarding rookies then the Yankees.”

    I would think the results of the Sux game and our game could factor into the decision, though I don’t know that for sure of course.

    Also, Martin may be available to go tomorrow. Girardi might have taken him out as a precaution.

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

    Girardi had said on one of his manager’s shows with Kay that he would consider bringing Montero in later in a game but that he did not want to start him at the catcher’s position. That was prior to Cervelli being sidelined. Time will tell.

  231. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    The whole Yanks team needs a day off….where is Crash Davis?

  232. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    “I have never seen a more conservative organization regarding rookies then the Yankees.”

    I don’t know if I can agree. Look at Hughes, Joba, and Kennedy. They probably learned their lesson from that debacle.
    ———————————

    I don’t know about Hughes. Innings wise he was able to go a full year in 2008 because he had about 146? in 2007. And he has shown he could pitch in the ML.

  233. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Only a handful of guys in the lineup who are struggling?

  234. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Ghost, Molina is with the Jays.

  235. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Fake Molina is still with them I believe….he was with Scranton

  236. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I don’t think Haren is dealing as much as it is the usual suspects flailing away at whatever is being thrown.

  237. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Haren is killing them with the split

  238. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    yankeefem,

    I’m sure this is not what the yankees wanted, it’s an emergency

  239. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Molina cleared waivers and was back at SWB.

  240. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Remember when Haren had like an iffy year and a half with the D-Backs and we decided we didn’t need him? Not saying they should’ve sold the farm, but he would’ve looked real nice behind CC.

  241. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Ghost, Molina is with the Jays.
    ===========

    No, not that one. The faux Molina–I think his name is Gustavo….

  242. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I think all those K’s will hurt Grandy’s MVP chances.

  243. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    if I see another ground ball to 2nd base by a Yankee batter in this game…. ……

  244. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Haren is just mowing ‘em down. Looks way too easy.

  245. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Every single person in the regular lineup needs a couple of days off.

  246. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Thanks, Yankfem!

  247. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    bats need to wake up…..been asleep for almost a week

  248. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    luis, yeah but if it were high risk, I doubt they would risk his health anyway. Curious.

  249. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Their bats have absolutely no life in them

  250. spidanyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    The Yankees are getting taught a pitching lesson from a pitcher who should be our #2 starter right now, but Cashman didn’t make it happen.

  251. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Why is kay rambling about cc needing to give length because of the “situation the bullpen is in now”? The team hasn’t hit good or awful pitching for 3 straight games, they have a 10 man pen, and plenty of fresh arms. If u don’t score runs, it really doesn’t matter who pitches the late innings.

  252. RMS September 10th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Posada who was rotting on the bench and hasn’t caught since last season, is now good enough to go catch.

    CC hasn’t been sharp in his last few starts, but he will battle you.

    Girardi might actually have to use some of his call ups. Hope they can pitch well after sitting for days.

  253. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    igotid, wasn’t the feeling that both Huges and Kennedy were rushed up? At this point it kind of all melts in together.

    I’d rather them be conservative with the rookies and keep things moving along with the veterans when at all possible.

  254. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Remember when Haren had like an iffy year and a half with the D-Backs and we decided we didn’t need him? Not saying they should’ve sold the farm, but he would’ve looked real nice behind CC.

    ————————————————

    He had a bad half a year that was it. When he went to the Angels he started pitching good again and he was good the year before

  255. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Why is kay rambling about cc needing to give length because of the “situation the bullpen is in now”? The team hasn’t hit good or awful pitching for 3 straight games, they have a 10 man pen, and plenty of fresh arms. If u don’t score runs, it really doesn’t matter who pitches the late innings.
    =====================

    I didn’t understand that either.

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

    yankfem, actually I hadn’t even thought about that aspect until mel mentioned it. Of course it made sense but I still wondered if he could play but with a more protective helmet.

  257. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Girardi might have no choice but to treat tomorrow or the next day like an off day and sit some of the main guys. Especially Granderson and Cano. They are totally worn out and they need a break.

  258. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Farnsworth on to give the yankees yet another free shot to put more distance between themselves and 2nd place.

  259. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Carlo i could not agree more.Who cares who comes in.We can’t get but 2 hits let alone a run.Game is already history and if Joe had half a brain he would pull the starters and let the AAA guys hit because #1 they can’t do worse and #2 then there would be no excuse about them being tired

  260. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I said earlier this year I think Posada would catch 10 games. I knew I had one of the digits right!

  261. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Ghost, sorry. The faux Molina. I think they disappeared him but not entirely positive. Will do a check.

  262. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Krazy Kyle is in top of 9th vs. Sux.

  263. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Too many strikeouts & ground balls to 2nd for the Yanks.

  264. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    still surprised they didn’t bring up 2000th k for CC.

  265. jacksquat September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    I think all those K’s will hurt Grandy’s MVP chances.

    The k’s shouldn’t but hitting in the .260′s will.

  266. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    It’s awesome that Jorge is getting to catch at least one more time….didn’t think we’d ever see it again. Considering he hasn’t caught a pen or anything in almost a year…..he looks surprisingly decent.

  267. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    The Yankees are getting taught a pitching lesson from a pitcher who should be our #2 starter right now,
    ——————

    Yep and the Angels got him for a #5 starter. The diamondbacks are a joke…

  268. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Krazy Kyle, hey? One out top of the 9th, 5-3 Rays.

  269. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Trisha, Fem said he was back at SWB.

  270. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Red Sox fans were in full panic mode on the radio today….

  271. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    CC bats during inter league play
    ———————

    It’s September and they are trying to keep their most important player healthy. He looks tired enough as it is on the mound.

  272. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    C’s getting squeezed.

  273. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    It’s awesome that Jorge is getting to catch at least one more time….didn’t think we’d ever see it again. Considering he hasn’t caught a pen or anything in almost a year…..he looks surprisingly decent.
    =========

    I’ll bet he’s ben practicing. I’m sure that he was dying for a chance.

  274. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Trisha, yankeefem,

    I just hope he doesn’t gets hit in the head, so we don’t have to find out how bad it really is.

  275. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    5-4.

  276. pat September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Posada with the game winning hit tonight are the stuff Yankeeographys are made of. :wink:

  277. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Jorge catching in this game certainly opens up a lot of questions about the true reason behind making him a full time DH…

  278. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Crazy Kyle gives up a HR…now 5-4

  279. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Krazy Kyle gives up a solo to Salty. 5-4.

  280. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Romine, as I said weeks ago, should be up. But, glad to see Po in there too.

  281. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Mathis…..unbelievable

  282. JM September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ugh. C’mon Farnsworth!

  283. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Jorge catching in this game certainly opens up a lot of questions about the true reason behind making him a full time DH…
    ==========

    I never bought the concussion thing.

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ghost, don’t see him on the 40-man.

  285. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I love ya CC but that’s about as unacceptable as it gets.

    It’s Jeff friggin Mathis.

  286. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    LGY, exactly.

  287. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Stranger things have happened when you’re really banged up ! Let’s go Yanks !!!

  288. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    luis, LOL, but I really think a lineup with BOTH Montero and Posada in it is a more potent one.
    With Alex out, I hope to see a few Jorge/Montero lineups. A good idea to keep Posada in some semblance of rhythm. As for Jesus, it’s a joke if he’s not in the lineup every day from this point forward. Since he’s batting 5th, they apparently get that. Good.

    C YA! (I like my version better than Kay’s).

  289. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    YES!!!

  290. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Another HR given up by Kyle.

  291. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    If Jorge can catch then he should have been catching a game or two a week all season.

  292. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Kyle gives up another jack. Same old Farnsy. 5-5.

  293. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, Po goes in the game, and all of a sudden the posts are flying fast and furious.

  294. jacksquat September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Damn you Farnsworth!

  295. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    The Red Sox have hit back to back home runs off of Farnsworth in the 9th to tie it. Thanks old buddy. Additionally, consider their mini-slump over. This will power them back up.

  296. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Farnsworth blows the save…..just like old times

  297. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Mathis is a nothing hitter who seems to hit doubles into the gap against us, for whatever reason.

  298. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Farnsworth. Soooo good. Well, the Sox woke up.

  299. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    First question.

    What in the world was Imposter Molina doing catching games for this team if Jorge is physically able to catch?

  300. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    To be fair, Posada was listed as the emergency catcher this year. And this was an emergency.

  301. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    So much for a free shot at picking up a game. Actually going to have to win a game to trim the magic #.

  302. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Po was the DH only because he had a year on his contract. Should have caught some during the year though.

  303. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Pedey with a double. No outs. Get Kyle out of there, Maddon.

  304. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Like like we will get anyone on base but nobody is going to steal a base next inning.Montero-chavez then posada.What is the over/under on any of them get a 3 bagger?

  305. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Double Pedey…Kyle ruining Rays season

  306. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    It’s cool how everybody loves Po! I’m happy for him… I’ll bet Burnett is praying for Martin

    ——-

    Sorry but it doesn’t matter who catches Burnett. He has proven that.

  307. RMS September 10th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Crazy Kyle reverts to his old Yankee form.

  308. JM September 10th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Winning this game could get the Sox going again….bad Farnsworth flashbacks!

  309. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    igotid, wasn’t the feeling that both Huges and Kennedy were rushed up? At this point it kind of all melts in together.

    I’d rather them be conservative with the rookies and keep things moving along with the veterans when at all possible.
    ———————————————-

    This is just my opinion. But I believe if they hadn’t given Kennedy a starting job in 2008. There wouldn’t have been such a fuss. I believe we all thought Hughes would get a starting that year.

  310. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The way we are playing we may need the Rays to lse

  311. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    It’s cool how everybody loves Po! I’m happy for him… I’ll bet Burnett is praying for Martin

    ——-

    Sorry but it doesn’t matter who catches Burnett. He has proven that.
    ============

    I was kidding.

  312. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Monty got one to crush on that 0-1 pitch and took it.

  313. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    The Rays had a chance to genuinely make the Red Sox sweat. After tonight, they’ll drift away again.

  314. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    46 pitches so far, at this pace he is going to go for a complete game.

  315. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    The Sox aren’t losing tonight. Is Kay like a day behind on everything tonight?

  316. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Rays are screwed if they lose tonight

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

    The Yankees have been weirdly unprepared for contingencies.

  318. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Hey as long as the Rays take this game it’s all good. I’ve always liked it when the Sux are tantalized right up until the last pitch.

    As long as the Rays take it…

  319. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    jacksquat September 10th, 2011 at 10:15 pm
    igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    I think all those K’s will hurt Grandy’s MVP chances.

    The k’s shouldn’t but hitting in the .260?s will.
    ————————————————

    That too. I could be wrong but I don’t know of many mvp winers with 180ks which he might end up with

  320. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Maybe AJ will refuse to pitch now ! Let’s hope for the best ! ( I think we know what that is )

  321. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Monty got one to crush on that 0-1 pitch and took it.

    He seemed pissed about that.

  322. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Hey look, Kei Igawa caught Chavez’s bat.

  323. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Looks like we faced Cy Young last night, and Koufax tonight…Gibson tomorrow?

  324. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    It’s the fifth? Crap. Getting late early.

    Anything from Po would be a bonus. When was his last PA?

  325. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Here comes a big one

  326. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    figured

  327. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    If Montero wasn’t in today’s lineup it would of been interesting to see if Girardi would of brought him into catch or Posada. I guess it will be telling to see who catches tomorrow since I assume Martin won’t be ready yet.

  328. RMS September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Sorry but it doesn’t matter who catches Burnett. He has proven that.

    —————————————-
    True that.

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

    So let them bring in another pitcher and hold the Sux where they are. Then the Rays can walk off.

  330. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    It’s the fifth? Crap. Getting late early.

    Anything from Po would be a bonus. When was his last PA?
    ——————

    He homered not long ago. He’ll homer tonight as well.

  331. rr212 September 10th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Haren crusing. It will take a miracle for him not to throw a CG shutout. Hopefully that just jinxed him, but I don’t think it will.

  332. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Haren has been mediocre since the ASB.

    The offense needs to wake up.

  333. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    haren looks pretty good. Tough to get on the offense too much these past two days. Weaver and Haren are money.

    Got to hold them here at one and still hope to scratch across 2 or 3.

  334. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Kyle gets out 1 of 5 batters & gets lifted, probably destroyed Rays playoff hopes.

  335. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Madden removes Farnsy with bases loaded and one out with Crapi at the plate.

  336. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Tony Pena might be putting on the catching gear tomorrow…

  337. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I have no problem with how the yanks have handled Montero…..

    I can deal with being shut down by weaver and Haren …but losing two to the orioles stings. The Yankees are understandably tired given the exhausting nature of their schedule

  338. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    tough stretch for us…players banged up and tired. unfortunately, no breaks in the schedule to rest up. this is gonna be a dog fight the rest of the month.

    secondly, no guarantee haren would be a good pitcher in ny. many have come and faltered.

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

    Ghost, if he does nothing, it’s on the Yankees. They’ve sat on his bat for a long time. Not smart, especially since Jorge Posada knows HTF to hit.

  340. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Haren can go 14 innings with the pitch count so low…

  341. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Geez, the Yanks aren’t accomplishing anything against Haren.

  342. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Weaver had a 6.67 ERA since the all star break, and they couldn’t hit him either. This offense just looks beat up and tired.

  343. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    The Yankees have scored 1 run in their past 21 innings.

  344. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Tampa turns DP to preserve the tie.

  345. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    :)

    Good going Fat Slappy!

    Now here’s hoping for a Rays walk off.

  346. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    The Rays got a DP they go to the bottom of the 9th

  347. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Ramos gets Ortiz. Rays walk off time.

  348. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    JF,

    seems pissed about popping up the split also…..

  349. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    “The Yankees have scored 1 run in their past 21 innings.”

    Yeah and we all know why. Hopefully they turn it around tonight.

  350. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    “If Jorge can catch then he should have been catching a game or two a week all season.””

    yes, if the PCS thing was just a smokescreen, i’d agree.

    i’ve been puzzled by the yankee catching situation most of the year, and i wasn’t feeling good about martin and cervelli being the only catchers catching in the past few weeks.

    i always thought posada could keep on catching ability wise, but i gave the yankees the benefit of the doubt when the PCS thing was leaked out. they clearly said he didn’t do well on a PCS test last fall.

    it’s an interesting situation.

  351. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Posada homered on September 6, and has had 4 ABs in
    September.

  352. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Rays walk off would be demoralizing for Sox…I’m praying!

  353. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Arod is out, Swisher is out, Tex, Cano, and Granderson aren’t hitting…..recipe for offensive slump.

  354. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    If the Rays win this game, it will be nothing short of a minor miracle.

  355. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Tough when so many guys are struggling. Gardner, tex (not surprising), and now granderson have been deplorable recently. Martin is martin, arod has been totally MIA even when he’s in the lineup. That’s 5 guys that are and have been contributing next to nothing.

  356. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    They have also had a brutal schedule….and flying to the WC did not help…this was bound to happen

  357. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Got to give Maddon credit there he took out Farnsy instead of letting him give up the game. Of course this is an absolute do or die for the Rays as their season rests in getting a win tonight.

  358. JM September 10th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Time for Tampa to walk off and crush the Sox!

  359. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Good to know, Ghost.

  360. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “They have also had a brutal schedule….and flying to the WC did not help…this was bound to happen”

    Total crux of the matter, Betsy. It is what it is. Just hope for the best.

  361. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Randy,

    I think that it would have given Jorge a role…..and would have given him something to feel good about. Had he still been catching some then his value increases and none of this drama surrounding him this year happens……if the concussions were the reason then fine…..if not though then it’s a curious situation…….

  362. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Francona not messing around.

  363. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Sometimes you can’t do anything, but it doesn’t take a pitching coach to see that CC’s arm has been flying open all night, hence the high number of pitches outside.

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

    Where was that pitch

  365. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Grandersn has done it all year…let someone pick HIM up

  366. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “Got to give Maddon credit there he took out Farnsy instead of letting him give up the game. Of course this is an absolute do or die for the Rays as their season rests in getting a win tonight.”

    Agree and agree.

  367. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    If Grandy needs a blow, Golson is more than capable of playing CF.

  368. umbrelladoc September 10th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Have no problem with cc going one more inning and giving Kontos or Brackman a shot regardless of the score.

  369. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I really wish that the Yanks would skip one of CC’s starts and keep his pitch count down in a couple others. Girardi treats him like he has an unlimited amount of bullets and he hasn’t been great the last month or so.

  370. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Every good team has one super, super ugly week a year. We’re witnessing the Yankees’.

  371. DFox September 10th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Let’s hope the Rays can get it done. If they do, it really would be devastating to the Sox.

  372. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    tampa play 4 in boston starting thursday…

  373. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Let’s hope the Angels don’t make the playoffs…they have pitching, defense and speed…

  374. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Tr ish, there is no point in worrying…why waste the energy?

  375. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    “I really wish that the Yanks would skip one of CC’s starts and keep his pitch count down in a couple others”

    I think they should skip his next start then get him on 4 days rest for the remainder of the season to tune up for October……recharge the batteries.

  376. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Grandersn has done it all year…let someone pick HIM up
    ———-

    Yeah has anyone seen Tex?

  377. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    you take grandy out for a day and we would be sending out an NL worthy lineup…

  378. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Maddon knows how to manage and doesn’t go by the old school baseball book. Very forward thinking

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

    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.”

    not bad with some outside the box thinking. not exactly right, but close enough a+ for creativity.

    on a serious note i’m puzzled by all the PCS talk with posada. if he really flunked that test he took last fall, there really is no situation, no matter the baseball emergency, that he should be catching in.

    however if it’s not true he flunked that test, then as blake says, i’m puzzled why posada hasn’t caught some games this year. the yankees had a third catcher on the roster all year and didn’t use him?

  380. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    that’s a strike

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

    I go with the Rays pen over the Sux pen.

    ***

    Thank the Lord I will have a new laptop on Tuesday. It stinks not being able to watch the Yanks because the desktop is in another room. However, I can watch the Sux here.

    Grr!

    Going to go watch the Yanks and will flip back and forth. Will rush back in to cheer like crazy when the Suxers lose – and when the Yanks go ahead.

    Where there’s life…

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO RAYS!!!

  382. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    he was struck out…..ugh

  383. Swishalicious33 September 10th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Where oh where has the offense gone?

  384. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    hopefully the Yanks bats wake up this inning

  385. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    CC’s WHIP has been positively brutal since August 1.

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

    Screw the Angels. They’re lucky we’re gassed and had to change time zones with no days off.

  387. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Randy,

    I think that it would have given Jorge a role…..and would have given him something to feel good about. Had he still been catching some then his value increases and none of this drama surrounding him this year happens……if the concussions were the reason then fine…..if not though then it’s a curious situation…….
    =============

    I think that the Yanks said no, because they wanted a clean break, and because it’s a performance issue. Otherwise the wound might fester. Posada can be real prickly, and giving him false hope of catching would be a bad idea.

  388. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    luckily Vernon Wells was up next

  389. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    CC keeps finding a way……that is the definition of an Ace.

  390. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    That was my point, randy. Posada catching throws everything that has been said out the window.

  391. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Farnsworth has gotta be F’n KIDDING me.

  392. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Too bad Maddon didn’t yank Kyle after the 1st homer…

  393. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Pimplebutt with a 3 pitch 9th inning.

  394. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    randy, I’m thinking it was more a case of the Yankees believing he was done as a catcher and they weren’t going to do anything to get his hopes up or have him believe he owned that job anymore. It doesn’t mean that there weren’t problems with that concussion stuff but I think they’re opinion of his catching ability definitely played into it.

  395. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    Let’s hope the Angels don’t make the playoffs…they have pitching, defense and speed…

    ——

    Definitly agree with this. Plus NY struggles mightly against them especially in Anaheim. (Of course minus the magical year of 2009, however, they still lost 2 of the 3 at Anaheim in that series.)

  396. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Betsy: “…there is no point in worrying…why waste the energy?’

    To the time capsule!

  397. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Ghost,

    true…..but they didn’t have a clean break….there has been all sorts of drama this year because they put him in a situation where he had to hit to have value….if he was still catching some then he wouldn’t have to hit as much to still play a part on the club…..

  398. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Let’s just get one stinking run to tie, then another to win

  399. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Wow, that AB by Crawford was pathetic.

  400. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    they’re should be “their”

  401. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Girardi is really puzzling with his pitching staff. He is maybe the most conservative manager in the game with resting his relievers yet he doesn’t do the same thing with his starters.

    I’m not saying there is necessarily causation here but CC hasn’t been the same since Joe sent him out after that 2nd rain delay vs Tampa. What was the purpose of that move? Why not be conservative with the most important player on the team?

    And what about Colon? Why not give his arm a break instead of continuing this 6 man rotation bs?

  402. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    They Yankees offensive approach in this game has been horrible….

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

    “Maddon knows how to manage and doesn’t go by the old school baseball book. Very forward thinking”

    Definitely agree with that.

  404. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Michael Kay is a broken record. I like Al, he does really good analysis on pitching, but being stuck with only Kay has thrown him in Kay’s redundant announcing. Boring.

  405. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    blake,

    thats the difference with Texeria. He hasn’t carried the team once this year. He’s played consistently inconsistent this year.

    Tex has never carried the team like the other players you mentioned.

  406. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    replay please he was safe

  407. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Just looking at Haren’s pitch count should tell you everything you need to know about the Yankees batting today.

    In the 6th with 60 pitches thrown so far is not how the Yankees should be working.

  408. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    lets see if Gardner can make an adjustment here….and stay back on the slop

  409. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    can we get a replay for nunez play at first?

  410. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Still no bunting from Gardner. Brilliant. Just let him flail away.

  411. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Way to go Nunie!

  412. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Haren is gonna throw a complete game.

  413. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    ” Had he still been catching some then his value increases and none of this drama surrounding him this year happens……if the concussions were the reason then fine…..if not though then it’s a curious situation…….”

    blake-

    i agree. i think the blog is going to be quite interesting tomorrow morning as the implications of posada catching tonight sinks in.

  414. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    blake,

    It could have been much worse. Posada is a stubborn, willful cuss. If the Yanks left the door open on his catching, he would have been showing up to the park first everyday to strap on the gear. It would have gotten ugly. Consider the ’09 Series, and the fuss he made about Molina.

  415. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Rays going to bottom of 10th.

  416. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Benny,

    Pitchers like Haren are really tough on Tex right now…..he doesn’t have much of a chance against that split unless Haren makes a mistake and hangs one

  417. Jerkface September 10th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Yankees have had terrible BABIP luck recently overall.

  418. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 10th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Yankees need a win, badly. If CC gives up just one run and they lose 1-0, it speaks volumes about how deep of a funk this team is in.

  419. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Gardner is totally lost again.

  420. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    “Trish, there is no point in worrying…why waste the energy?”

    :) :) :)

    From your mouth to God’s ears, Bets!

  421. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Would be nice if tampa can win so that our loss 20 minutes after their win won’t sting so bad. Game started 2 hours before hours and may end sooner the way we are hacking.

  422. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Kotchman could win it here off Paps.

  423. luis September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Gardner’s slump is so bad, that even when he hits it hard he hits it to a well positioned fielder

  424. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Ghost,

    maybe….but I think he would have accepted it….it would have been better than not catching at all.

  425. cs in la September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    THe Yankees are tired. Just dragging. I don’t know how they’ll catch up given the schedule, but they look tired.

  426. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Let’s face it – all the batters , with the exception of baby Jesus, are lost.

  427. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Gardner is totally lost again.

    ——————

    There have been many times in the past few days where this comment would be appropriate but why in the world would you post this right after he hit a line drive??

  428. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    sad…they cant do a damn thing

  429. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    There is a 7 run breakout inning coming, it’s just a question of when and in what game….

  430. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I can’t believe how helpless we look offensively. This looks terrible. :/

  431. Carlo September 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Rays allowing papelbon to throw 3 or maybe 4 innings at this rate.

  432. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    a comeback win tonight could snap this funk they are in…..hopefully it’ll happen.

  433. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    At least Gardner hit it hard this time.

  434. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    BABIP – BACRAP !!! They ain’t hittin’ fool !

  435. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Tex is not a guy who can lift a team on his shoulders..

    I also do not get why Colon is not being skipped …..i know why CC is not…because Joe thinks CC is super human

  436. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    “randy, I’m thinking it was more a case of the Yankees believing he was done as a catcher and they weren’t going to do anything to get his hopes up or have him believe he owned that job anymore”

    trisha-

    i remember some very intense blog conversations in the spring when i said i had no doubt posada could keep catching for someone if not the yankees if he wanted too, but i was finally convinced because of the PCS stuff that other people gave links to that this just wasn’t smart.

    as blake says , this is a curious situation. interesting as hell, but curious.

  437. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    # LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Gardner is totally lost again.

    ——————

    There have been many times in the past few days where this comment would be appropriate but why in the world would you post this right after he hit a line drive??
    =============================

    Figured either you or your uglyface twin would comment. One line drive in a couple of weeks doesn’t help.

  438. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Angels defense has just been outstanding too the last two nights. Surely doesn’t help any.

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

    “THe Yankees are tired. Just dragging. I don’t know how they’ll catch up given the schedule, but they look tired.”

    I wish the Rays would end it so I could go and catch the rest of our game.

    A bloop and a blast would do a lot to help our game out…

  440. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    It’s time to get the bullpen up instead of waiting for CC to get to 120 pitches first

  441. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    CC is behind in every count….I hope Joe has the good sense to pull him before he makes a mistake…..

  442. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Its bad when the only offensive threat we have is the rookie we just called up. Hoping for a Montero home-run parade.

  443. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    CC is gased.

  444. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    every regular players on every team should be feeling tired and not 100 percent this time of the season.

  445. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    these days any good pitchers got decent chance to outpitch CC

  446. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Figured either you or your uglyface twin would comment. One line drive in a couple of weeks doesn’t help.

    ——————

    Huh?

    You posted that Gardner is totally lost again in response to him hitting a line drive. That has nothing to do with the past few weeks but what your reaction was to that at bat.

    It was just a very strange comment and didn’t make much sense given the circumstances.

  447. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    that went off his foot

  448. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    He looked out

  449. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Ball clearly hit the batter.

  450. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    that’s a foul ball….

  451. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    that was obvious cmon

  452. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    every team feel tired right now, not just Yanks.

    No excuse.

  453. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    easy call…..come on now. Not even close

  454. syd_cash September 10th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    omg how did nobody see this!!!! Are you kidding me clearly hit him

  455. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    whew, I mean that is totally the right call, but I was worried they wouldn’t get it right

  456. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Good call.

  457. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    congrats to the umps for getting that right…..

  458. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    What is this idiot arguing about? It hit him plain and simple. I hate him more then any other manager in baseball

  459. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Oh my, we are in a terrible funk, thanks to our tired players. Im really looking forward to a game where most regulars rest. This team needs a breather.

  460. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Sciosa….good grief watch a replay before you go out there

  461. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Why push CC when he clearly doesn’t have it?

  462. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    randy, I remember you saying that. I admit that I was convinced he was through as a catcher, but that was totally based on what I considered to be such a decline.

    All of that said, I figured his taking over given the current circumstances was definitely the way to go, just because I trust that veteran presence over the lack of experience of our rookie(s), especially with us facing the Angels.

    Funny that I of all people would be rooting for Posada to be the catcher.

    :)

    Okay, I am going to the other room. Maybe it will bring the Yanks good luck. (I can dream can’t I?)

    I’ll be back when there’s something to cheer about, from either game.

  463. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Not sure why the Angels are bunting. Yanks ain’t scoring anything.

  464. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    What is this idiot arguing about? It hit him plain and simple. I hate him more then any other manager in baseball
    ============

    He’s gotta do it, even if it’s the right call.

  465. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    What is that fat slob Scioscia arguing about?

  466. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Get someone up in the pen, you idiot.

  467. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    CC is gased….it was obvious from the first pitch of the inning

  468. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    If they get out of this NY will win this game tonight.

  469. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I am glad someone is actually warming up now

    Girardi is going to blow out CC’s arm

  470. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Come on Mathis pop this butn up in the air

  471. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    i will say jorge is well rested for the postseason :)

  472. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Doublplay ball, please

  473. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Hate Buck Showalter too, don’t forget!

  474. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    CC looks exhausted. Maybe lingering after effects of the near 130 pitches in Fenway.

  475. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    i will say jorge is well rested for the postseason :)
    ========

    Wouldn’t it be something if he wound up carrying them down the stretch?

  476. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    That’s fine CC would’ve walked him anyways. Get the out.

  477. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    That was a bad play by Chavez.

  478. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    that was foul

  479. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    That was a foul ball.

  480. blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    If Girardi wanted to do something crazy….he’d bring in Robertson right here.

  481. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Nightmare September continues

  482. DFox September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Who cares? CC Sabathia can’t buy an out right now. We’ll take the easy out…

  483. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Infield in??

    Peter is going to be near impossible to double up

  484. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    It’s obvious to everyone but Girardi that CC is gassed. I hate how he always allows the other team to score 2-3 extra runs when the starting pitcher should be out of the game already. Why are they walking someone? I hate when Girardi pitches around guys.

  485. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Well it was heading foul

  486. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’d rather have Jorge i there than Cervelli.

  487. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    cc’s laboring, i can understand why chavez wanted the out…

  488. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I think you have to make that play….it’s too close to let go…..it bounces back fair and you’re screwed

  489. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I would bring Noesi in here, but Joe won’t.

  490. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    blake September 10th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    If Girardi wanted to do something crazy….he’d bring in Robertson right here.
    =============

    Why? No lead tgo protect.

  491. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    # LGY September 10th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Figured either you or your uglyface twin would comment. One line drive in a couple of weeks doesn’t help.

    ——————

    Huh?

    You posted that Gardner is totally lost again in response to him hitting a line drive. That has nothing to do with the past few weeks but what your reaction was to that at bat.

    It was just a very strange comment and didn’t make much sense given the circumstances.

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

    Actually I typed it when he came up but it didn’t post, saying I had already posted it once.

    ( not that it makes any difference ) He’s a total “wonder” at bat this year.

  492. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Good call infield in.

    Come on CC

  493. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    jorge is going to have to be sore tomorrow .

    plus it’s a day game.

    gotta be montero right ?

  494. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I completely agree with having CC throw a million pitches in a relatively meaningless game in September.

  495. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    is Robertson available….if he is then he should be in there because this is the ball game

  496. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    All right, one more!

  497. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Chavez gave us an out. That’s a high commodity in this game….. Yes, Chavez throws home for the 2nd out.

  498. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    woohoo one more now CC

  499. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    one more batter cc…come on…

  500. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Huge play. CC is almost out of this mess. He’s out Robertsoning Robertson :P

  501. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    why didn’t they turn two at 2nd? That ball was hit hard enough even with Bourjous running.

  502. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    C’mon CC, just throw a strike.

  503. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Now the Certified Yankee Killer Kendrick.

    Game is right here

  504. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Ghost,

    Actually i liked the play, because CC is exhausted better to have the bases juiced with one out than without it, what i don’t understand is why leave Cc there when he clearly doesn’t have it.

  505. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    2 out of the last 3 games he has thrown at least 120 pitches in 6ip

  506. djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    cc had nothing tonight…clearly laboring the entire game and he gives us 6 full inning of 1 run ball…AWESOME…

  507. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Nice play by Chavez

  508. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    C!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sweet, Tex.

  509. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Yes!!!! Chavez gets all three outs.

  510. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    nice!!!1

  511. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    great stretch by Tex

  512. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    unbelievable job by CC……small ball FAIL :)

  513. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    that was a poor throw though

  514. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    That is awesome. YES

    Ballgame still on.

  515. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Way to grind it, C! Nice stretch, Tex!

  516. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    No game is meaningless in september, especially when you can use your ace to keep you close in this game, just like CC did. its definitely his last inning, though.

  517. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Great play all around. Now offense score some runs!

  518. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Chavez showing some smart/great D here. Imagine if Nunez was at 3B.

  519. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    OK, let sabathia open the 7th inning and eliminate the bottom portion of the bullpen.

  520. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    We got lucky there, this might turn things around

  521. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Come on guys…..the ace just pitched his tail off……get him some runs!!!!

  522. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Chavez was busy that inning! Great job getting out of the jam CC

  523. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Still an ace.

  524. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Ghost,

    Actually i liked the play, because CC is exhausted better to have the bases juiced with one out than without it, what i don’t understand is why leave Cc there when he clearly doesn’t have it.
    ===========

    He’s our ace.

  525. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What fantastic synergy! Sux out of the inning and Yanks work some magic. We are so lucky to have Chavez. I had some tears of appreciation well up as I watched that inning come to an end.

    :)

    Time for the Yanks to score some runs and the Rays to walk off!

    Okay, back to the main telly.

  526. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    nice to see bunting not work out for somebody else for a change.

  527. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Lead off triple Jennings!!!

  528. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Leadoff triple vs Bard

  529. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    djsunyc September 10th, 2011 at 11:02 pm
    cc had nothing tonight…clearly laboring the entire game and he gives us 6 full inning of 1 run ball…AWESOME…

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    He’s a fighter.

  530. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    DESMOND JENNINGS 3B!!!!

  531. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Bard is in…..

  532. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    C is God (Sorry Jesus).

  533. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Now we need a sign of hope offensively.

  534. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    didn’t curtis just bat last inning?

  535. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Super gritty by CC. Great job.

    Please at least give him an extra day before his next start.

  536. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    BJ please don’t whiff.

  537. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Sox are absolutely killing Bard’s arm right now.

  538. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    This game was over back when they scored the 1 run.Anyone with half a clue can see the yankess are going to get 0 none nada empty in runs tonight no matter how you stack it.

  539. Swishalicious33 September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Score some runs!

  540. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Bard might be making Papelbon a lot of money with how he’s been pitching

  541. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Granderson looks lost.

  542. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Uptown fails, 1 out

  543. Benny Blanco September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    my goodness he’s cold.

  544. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Suck it. BJ grounds out, Jennings stays put.

  545. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    “Funny that I of all people would be rooting for Posada to be the catcher.”

    yes, i can see more than a little humor in that :)

    hopefully a combination of a rays win and a yankee comeback win will put the blog in a good mood for discussing the interesting turn of events in the yankee catching situation.

  546. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Ouch…Granderson really needs a day off.

  547. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Wow, Grandy looks gassed.

  548. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Any fool out there still think Granderson is MVP candidate?

  549. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Upton fails to get run in. 1 out.

  550. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    we’re just one swing away from tying this.

  551. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Can you imagine if Spaz had been back there to catch rather than Jorge? Yikes.

  552. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    At least Longo’s at the plate.

  553. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Granderson is on the struggle bus big time

  554. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    C’mon Tex…

  555. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    :)

    Longoria will bring them to the promised land. Just watch.

    (Staying in the room with the computer, just to share the happiness of the Sux loss…)

  556. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Ghost,

    Still, we got really lucky, which is good, i rather be lucky than good, LOL!!

  557. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    CC’s amazing – struggled from the first inning, ran up the pitch count, still gave them six innings and 1 run. He’s a horse. If the offense can get going, they have a chance . . .

  558. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Come on offense get CC his 20th win!

  559. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    RAYS WIN!!!

  560. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Longoria wins it

  561. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Yeah Longo!!

  562. Yank 97 September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    “Any fool out there still think Granderson is MVP candidate?”

    Not with the way he is performing this September. He looks like last year’s Granderson lately.

  563. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Rays win! Longo smoked that one

  564. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Papelbon better get Rafael Soriano money from the Red Sox at the very least. None of this below-market lowball BS.

  565. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Tampa Won lol

  566. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    oh yeah

    rays win!!!!!!

  567. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Longoria walks off….Sux lose!

  568. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Incredible how the entire offense has shut down since the 4th inning of the game in Baltimore

  569. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    Bard might be making Papelbon a lot of money with how he’s been pitching

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    That’s not on Bard. He’s been pitching long innings day after day. The kid has nothing. His mph was down 3-4 the other day.

  570. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Longo!

  571. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Longo on 0-2 count. RAYS WIN!

  572. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Some good news anyway ! TB wins

  573. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    How about Cano/Jesus back to back..

  574. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Wow this is hard to watch

  575. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    HELP LESS

  576. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Any fool out there still think Granderson is MVP candidate?
    =============

    You’re right–a little slump down the stretch invalidates the rest of his season. Thanks, champ.

  577. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    AND THIS IS WHAT I LOVE!!!! I LIVE FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just love when the Sux are brought to the brink of victory and have it yanked right back.

    :) :) :) :) :)

    SA-WEET!!!!!

    Now I’ll go and watch our game.

    XOX

  578. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Ugh back to back strike outs again

  579. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Crushing blow for Bard again, and for Sox…too ad they rallied, only to lose…HaHa. :)

  580. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    getting tired of watching him hit from the left side…..it gets hard to be patient after awhile

  581. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Like i said THERE IS NOWAY NO HOW WE ARE SCORING A RUN THIS GAME WAS OVER LONG AGO

  582. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Joe should just sit all the regulars down, if they’re this “tired”. Better to tank one game than to tank an entire 10-game road trip.

  583. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I can’t believe we’re gonna waste ANOTHER GODDAMN OPPORTUNITY to gain a game on the Red Sox.

  584. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Wow. Good thing Cashman didn’t pick up this loser — Haren, isn’t it?

  585. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    a tired and banged up longoria won it for the rays.

  586. JobaTipsHisCap September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    now Michael Kay sounds less certain Yanks would win the division. LOL

  587. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    This is a cap tipping night……..Haren has great stuff tonight.

  588. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    “The kid has nothing. His mph was down 3-4 the other day.”

    Longoria just hit a 98 mph fastball.

  589. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Gezz. It really sucks that they couldn’t get CC a couple of runs, after the performance he’s given tonight.

  590. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Way to step up Longo.

    2-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB and that diving play at 3rd was unreal.

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

    The good news: The Red Sucks lost.

    The bad news: The Yankees made a pact with the Red Sucks to win and lose together.

  592. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Ralph,

    Put a cork in it, please.

  593. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Bard blowing, hope some crappy team like Nat’s overpays for Pimpebutt

  594. m September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Rays are only 4 back of Boston in the loss column. WOW.

    Yankees offense is just blech. We need to kidnap that rally monkey.

  595. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Now we can devote all of our psychic energy to helping the Yanks win. Fault of the Sux that we’ve been fragmented here.

    GO YANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  596. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I’d be happier if my own team would win…

  597. Triple Short of a Cycle September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Like i said THERE IS NOWAY NO HOW WE ARE SCORING A RUN THIS GAME WAS OVER LONG AGO

    ——————————————

    Then why are you still watching?

  598. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Haren shouldn’t be dominating them like this…..make an adjustment…sit split if you have to.

  599. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    so maybe tomorrow, we can make it 1 frickin win in 5 games?….who are we, the Cubs ?

  600. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I don’t like our body language when batting. Not a strike has been recorded and we look helpless and defeated. That ining right there was deflating.

  601. ET September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    This is last season all over again. It’s going to be a battle of who loses less – us or Boston.

    It’s not Girardi doing anything – the team just can’t score, just like last September.

  602. Swishalicious33 September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I can’t recall seeing the entire offense looking so lost in a while. This is depressing.

  603. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    blake,

    His fastball has no movement on it. I’ve been watching.

  604. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    It seems like their only chance to score a run is a Montero homerun

  605. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    The games that hurt are those ones against the Orioles…..

  606. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Blake-

    All the lefties have not hit. The Yankees need to face a lefty pitcher soon

  607. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Big game Shields going tomorrow

  608. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Yankees will lose nothing again to the BoSux as they lost again….all the more reason for the sleeping slugs to just mail it in….done, good night

  609. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    Suck it. BJ grounds out, Jennings stays put.

    ———

    What is this comment all about?

  610. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Where’s Brian Matusz when we need him?

  611. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Incredible how the entire offense has shut down since the 4th inning of the game in Baltimore
    ——
    Anything unusual happen in that 4th inning? They certainly need something to end this.

  612. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    “Crushing blow for Bard again, and for Sox…too ad they rallied, only to lose…HaHa.

    NOTHING is sweeter to watch when they are playing!

    :D

  613. randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    red sox have lost 5 1/2 games in the standings to the rays in a week.

    baseball is getting very interesting.

    to tell the truth , i was getting a little bored.

    not any more.

  614. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I love how Kay points out the Sux are an older team. That’s all ESPN could talk about in April is how the YANKS were SOOOOOO old.

  615. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I should be thrilled that the sox lost, but I would rather see the yanks win

  616. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Wang,

    true….but that’s why I think it’ll be harder than they thought to let Papelbon go and that was my point. They already have to overuse Bard…..what’ll they do without Papelbon?

  617. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Looks like the Sox have very little shot at winning 100 games this year. Wonder what the baseball pundits think of their epic prediction failure.

  618. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Can Jon Lestaaaah stop the bleeding tomorrow?

  619. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I hate the Orioles more than the Sux right now.

  620. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Yankees offense: please wake up!!! Tampa Rays: Thanks for the assist ;)

  621. TD213 September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Joe might as well just throw in the towel like he did last September…. if this is how the regulars are going to perform.

    I’m really getting sick of Tex. The Giambi comparisons are now an insult to Giambi, rather than Tex.

  622. DFox September 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Haren needs to retaliate for his guys getting hit. Base runners baby!!

  623. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Haren can dominate any team

  624. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    That isn’t what you want to do with 2 strikes and Posada behind the plate

  625. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Guys,

    the team is banged up…give them a break, besides the game is so close, i think we are coming back on this one..

    Hector!!!!

  626. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Why Tito didn’t walk Longo to set up a DP is amazing to me. Glad he made that managerial blunder.

    Now come on Yankees win your game.

  627. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    randy l. September 10th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    red sox have lost 5 1/2 games in the standings to the rays in a week.

    baseball is getting very interesting.

    to tell the truth , i was getting a little bored.

    not any more.
    ===============

    It’s interesting to follow this race in the cool standings. Gradully the Sox become less of a playoof lock, and the Rays chances grow. Granted the Sox still have like a 97 percent likelihood of making the posteason, but it’s still interesting to watch.

  628. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I listened to a Phillies feed a couple of months back & the guy said that the yankees were as old a dirt.

  629. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    blake,

    I think they’ve figured out they have to keep that jerk. It’s ironic — Pabbut hasn’t been over-used at all during this rough period, but Bard? Wow. Poor kid’s been abused.

  630. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Bret The Hitman YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TRUTH? I GUESS CAUSE TI HURTS

  631. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Like I told STRAW yesterday, don’t expect Yanks to take 2 of 3 from Angels. They’re so confident against us, especially at home, and have the pitching and scratch out runs really well, and are hungry to catch Rangers.

    Not over yet, though !

  632. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    It’s interesting that Soriano is not in this game right now.

  633. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    We need a rally monkey…..who knows how to use thunder sticks,blow a vuvuzela and ring a cowbell,while wearing a cap inside out….

  634. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I hope Youkilis is the steak that arrives on your table so on the black side that you have to send it back even though you’re the type of person who rarely complains and doesn’t usually make a stink at restaurants. Burnt.

  635. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Wang,

    Francona did the same thing last year with Bard

  636. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    The probability of the Rays making the playoffs now stands at 1.3% (one point three percent!)

    L . o . l .

  637. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    And Yankee bullpen, please try not to blow it ;)

    If Grandy gets hot again and resumes mashing, his MVP stock goes right back up . . . what Yogi said . . .

  638. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Ralph,

    That’s not the truth, that’s your ulcer.

    Take a F’in chill pill.

  639. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Bret The Hitman YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TRUTH? I GUESS CAUSE TI HURTS
    ===================

    Using all caps is annoying, and against the rules of the blog. Please knock it off.

  640. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    LGY,

    EIG’s and 7th inning guys can’t pitch without the lead

  641. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Unknown….I was thinking the same thing as I watched, would have walked Longoria to set up DP

  642. GreenBeret7 September 10th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Trumbo is going to be another Billy Butler….with a glove.

  643. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    The probability of the Rays making the playoffs now stands at 1.3% (one point three percent!)
    ========
    Actually, it’s 3.9 percent.

  644. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Boras re-negotiated Soriano’s opt-out clause to a per-game basis.

  645. ralphfl September 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Bret The Hitman IT IS not the truth the yankess are going to get shutout? that is so easy to see it is right in front of your eyes we are not scoring jack tonight or tomorrow off Santana

  646. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    the rays win did not help the yankees playoff chance.

  647. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    Way to step up Longo.

    2-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB and that diving play at 3rd was unreal.
    ____
    And a sac fly (that scored Rodriguez.) :D

  648. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Have to keep it at 1-0

  649. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    blake,

    And then Theo got him Jenks to help save Bard. Yeah, that worked out…

  650. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Incredible how the entire offense has shut down since the 4th inning of the game in Baltimore
    ——
    Anything unusual happen in that 4th inning? They certainly need something to end this.
    ———————————

    The Yankees had 4 runs by the 3rd inning last Thursday in Baltimore and were no-hit the rest of the way-losing in extra innings

  651. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Great, just what they needed. Come on Noesi!!!

  652. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Correction–it was 3.9 percent before today’s game. Their chance are undoubtedly higher now.

  653. Yankee44 September 10th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Pitchers look tonight like they couldn’t find the plate if they had a GPS :-/

  654. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t really have a problem walking Trumbo there…..make a good pitch to Wells and get a DP

  655. The Mercury Strikes Back September 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Can Yankee pitching handle a 0.216 hitter?

  656. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    # Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Boras re-negotiated Soriano’s opt-out clause to a per-game basis.

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

    We all wish !

  657. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Get him out of there before the game is gone. No hitting; no bullpen.

  658. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I have a terrible feeling here.

  659. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    GEt Betances up you idiots

  660. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Use Betances!

  661. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I’m sure Boras also negociated an opt back in clause whenever he wants

  662. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Looks like Girardi knows the RS have lost and is leaving Noesi in to work out of his jam after hitting the 1st batter and walking the 2nd. Need a lucky break here.

  663. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I love how Al brings up the September call-ups as options. Go AL!

  664. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    LoHud might short out if Proctor comes in.

  665. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    That lousy ump was considering not giving that pitch to us

  666. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Excellent! Now Noesi, the lone stud of the young pitchers in the bullpen, cant throw strikes.

    Anybody knows Murphy’s Law?

  667. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Is Abreu hurt??

  668. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    K!

  669. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I love Jorge out there.

  670. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Abreu doesn’t start against lefties much

  671. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Nice pitch!

  672. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Vernon Wells is a gift that keeps on giving.

  673. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    Use Betances!
    ///

    Yes, ma’am!
    ///

    That’s Vernon Wells for you.

  674. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Good, now two more . . .

  675. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    the corpse of Vernon Wells helps out

  676. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Even mentioning his name might short circuit Lohud, Nick.

  677. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Yes.

  678. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Wells has certainly fallen to a new low-only 3 years left and some 60M on that contract.

  679. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Hector must be inspired by Hector ;).

  680. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Noesi is going to be really good….his stuff is impressive

  681. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I didn’t realize how tall Noesi is.

  682. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I’ll admit it, I’m greedy. Even though we’re 3 games up on Boston at the moment and they’re falling apart, I want more.

  683. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Groan

  684. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    good piece of hitting by Trout….you can only play with fire so many times

  685. DocTodd September 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    This game is now over…DocTodd….OUT!

  686. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    That oughta do it….I don’t think Yanks will get 2 off Haren the way he is pitching tonight.

  687. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    kontos pls

  688. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    it really doesn’t matter how many the Angels score if the Yankees can’t score any

  689. doubla06 September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    2-0? Might as well be 12-0.

  690. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Bunts the run in here

  691. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    How tall is Noesi? 6’4″?

  692. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Noesi disappointing this inning. The whole game looks like a nightmare. When will this stop?

  693. Bret The Hitman September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Blake,

    You’ve always been bullish on Noesi. I remember you saying you like him more than Nova. I hope you’re right about that. It would be something for Noesi to win 15 games next year.

  694. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Ouch, not good . . . thank you again Tampa ;)

  695. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Crazy how 2 runs seem insurmountable with this team.

  696. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    The Yankees just look flat. There’s no energy.

  697. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    If Martin comes out of this with a serious thumb injury. Montero will be on the Post Season roster for sure.

  698. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    How tall is Noesi? 6’4??
    =
    I just looked it up: 6’3″. He looked like a giant standing next to Cano (6’0″). It must have been the camera angle.

  699. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I don’t see what greed has to do with it. There’s always a chance you blow it. Wins reduce that chance.

  700. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Bret,

    we’ll see….Nova has improved a lot over the last year. Noesi has always had better command and I like his delivery better

  701. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Wang, 6’3

  702. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Too much strike zone.

  703. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    And CC worked so hard to keep it a 1 run game. Damn.

  704. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    The odds are pretty low that noesi would have close to the year nova has had….

  705. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    How come other teams can hit sac flies and we never can?? They make it look so freakin’ easy.

  706. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    If Noesi can hold them here, I think that the Yanks will break through with some runs.

  707. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Angels now have more runs than yanks have hits :cry:

  708. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Oh well, have to try to make hay against Santana tomorrow.

  709. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Really, I’m sick of hearing about the Angels. I’m still waiting for them to run all over Posada’s arm in 2009 ALCS.

    We’re looking flat at the plate because we’re gassed.

  710. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks, YF.

  711. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    lost the signal, thanks dirct tv

  712. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Mathis again.

  713. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Damn.

  714. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Mathis rips off the glasses again….

  715. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    darn. and everyone wanted to replace hughes with noesi.

  716. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    It’s just ridiculous that they cant get Jeff Mathis out…..he’s one of the worst hitters in baseball.

  717. Betsy September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Minor league careers are not necessarily great indicators of future MLB performance

  718. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Horrible and pathetic inning by Noesi. Simply terrible. Yanks so far need lots of help as they have no offense, no defense and no bullpen.

    Feel sad…

  719. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    vblade September 10th, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    The Yankees just look flat. There’s no energy.

    ——

    This is always the case when the team is losing. Oh and throw on there that they look old too.

    Obviously Hector didn’t have it.

  720. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Good night, Yankees.

  721. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    lost the signal, thanks dirct tv
    ===========
    Count yourself lucky. Mathis homered Angels up 5-0.

  722. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Noesi 6’3″

    Girardi has sacrificed this game.

    Way Haren is throwing he’s going 9

    Well it’s over. Time to give Betances a chance

  723. Nilsson September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Somb*tch. That might do it.

    I think now’s the time to give Betances, Brackman, or Kontos some innings. Let them get their feet wet.

  724. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Well, maybe they can let Betances pitch the eighth. Get the guy going in a low pressure situation. If it serves to give them the stomach to use the young guys, it just may help us win the war.

  725. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I like Noesi….but he’s been not so good tonight. Put Betances in….at least give us that

  726. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Oh, crap, he’s got Kontos up instead.

  727. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Noesi had nothing

  728. Yankeefran September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    That fell apart fast

  729. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    now can I see kontos or betances pitch.

  730. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Big deal the Yanks weren’t going to score a run tonight. The game ending at 2 am, Girardi playing the everyday guys for 6 innings the next day and no days off was bound to catch up to this team. It’s really puzzling how Girardi conitnues to send these guys out there on fumes instead of giving up one game to rest them.

  731. LGY September 10th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I’m going to go out and make sure I have absolutely no recollection of Jeff Mathis hitting a 2B and a HR off Yankee pitching.

    Later.

  732. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Take him out Joe…..good grief

  733. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Bring in Kontos now, Dellin in the eighth.

  734. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    It’s just ridiculous that they cant get Jeff Mathis out…..he’s one of the worst hitters in baseball.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The Yanks have a tendency to make the worst hitters look like All-Stars.

  735. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Enough already, get Noesi out of there.

  736. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Well, we get to see Kontos.

  737. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Its that kind of a game.

    That kind of a week.

    That horrible kind.

  738. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Jeff Mathis LOL. Beyond pathetic.

  739. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    “The Yanks have a tendency to make the worst hitters look like All-Stars.”

    it’s annoying….crappy hitting catchers kill them

  740. stuart a September 10th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    another good effort from the boys from the bronx. tex as effective offensively as ever. i think grandy just struck out …. the offense is in a coma………….

    cc did crap tonight. giving up 0 and 2 hits to jeff mathis. cc is no roy halladay that is for sure.

    now the excuses, they are hurt, travel, blah blah blah………………

    the epitome of this team is russel martin fying out on the first pitch after the 2 guys before him went down on 5 total pitches.

    NEWSFLASH TEXIERA AND GRANDY THEY THROW YOU CLOWNS OFFSPEED PITCHES.

    APB for robinson great cano.. is he MIA????????

  741. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Possible course of WCYF? Who is in attendance.

  742. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Anyone want to bet that they lose 5-3 and bring the tying run to the plate?

  743. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    So when does the “we’re tired” excuse officially expire?

  744. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    curse not course

  745. 4 NYY September 10th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Well, we get to see Kontos finally.

  746. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Bigger issues than this individual game are Alex and Martin’s thumb.

    Or should I say both their thumbs. That’s what will keep me up at night, not this sleepless, jet lagged trash.

  747. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Wow…epic fail by Notre Dame on the last play

  748. blake September 10th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    wonder when the last time was that the Yankees and Red Sox both lost 4 games in a row at the same time?

  749. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    So when does the “we’re tired” excuse officially expire?
    ///

    How about when they actually get a day off? And it’s not an “excuse”, it’s a reason why they’re dragging so much. Who’s interested in giving them excuses, when they don’t need one?

  750. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    # J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Bring in Kontos now, Dellin in the eighth.
    _____
    Sounds like a plan.

  751. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Yankees bullpen :( definitely not Noesi’s night. Hope the injuries heal and the Yankees get back to hitting and playing at their usual high level.

  752. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    The Yanks have to bring up the fake Molina for tomorrow. I can’t see them letting Montero or Posada catch a couple of days in a row. They definitely won’t let a rookie or a 40 year old catch AJ the nut.

  753. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    lets see the glass half full, it’s a good chance to let the kids pitch, bring Betances and Knotos and see what they have.

  754. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    That’s the thing JAP — they don’t get a day off, so there’s no point talking about it. Girardi is always giving excuses.

  755. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Frustrating game.

  756. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    The Yanks have to bring up the fake Molina for tomorrow. I can’t see them letting Montero or Posada catch a couple of days in a row. They definitely won’t let a rookie or a 40 year old catch AJ the nut.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This could be interesting.

  757. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    # J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Bring in Kontos now, Dellin in the eighth.
    _____
    Sounds like a plan.
    ///

    yankfem, let’s see if the light bulb goes on here in the eighth.

  758. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Good night everyone, see you at the post game thread if i can

  759. TD213 September 10th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Want no part of the Angels in the playoffs with this pitching

    And CC needs to get back to being a horse. Not throwing 120 pitches in 6 innings and walking the tight rope all night,

  760. Nick in SF September 10th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    What an incredible football game. Brutal loss for the Domers… again!

  761. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Posada going yard.

  762. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Yay the Yanks first baserunner since the 2nd inning

  763. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    the quote that should come from the coaches and manager is that every team are tired right now. that may wake up some players.

  764. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    That’s the thing JAP — they don’t get a day off, so there’s no point talking about it. Girardi is always giving excuses.
    =======
    That’s not fair. Girardi goes to the press conferences, and answers the reporters stupid questions. Explaining a losing streak is always going to seem like a bunch of excuses. It can’t be fun for him. However, imagine the firestorm if he refused to talk with them.

  765. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Yes PO!

  766. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Hip Hip!

  767. luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Sorry but i have to say HIP HIP!!!

  768. lil m September 10th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    It has been a crazy and exhausting week for them. They’ll get their groove back soon enough. In the meantime, at least they’re not losing ground to the Bostonians.

  769. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Back to back hits? Amazing…

  770. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    We’re in business! Two or three runs in thes inning, and we have a shot.

  771. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    That’s the thing JAP — they don’t get a day off, so there’s no point talking about it. Girardi is always giving excuses.
    ////

    Girardi doesn’t have to in this case. We’ve had rain delays, extra innings, playing in downpours, traveling and playing on offdays, traveling to the West coast with no travel day….I mean, it doesn’t even need to be spelled out, does it? They’re dog tired.

  772. jacksquat September 10th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Again, is something wrong with Dickerson?

  773. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    luis September 10th, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    Sorry but i have to say HIP HIP!!!
    ////

    JOR-GE!

  774. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Damn. That’s the ballgame.

  775. igotid88 September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    why did he stop?

  776. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    So, Nunez stops running. :roll:

  777. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Angels will be 1&1/2 games out with a win tonight.

  778. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Wow — Nunez. ALWAYS RUN.

  779. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Jones should have been in the lineup tonight, knee problem or not.

  780. Yogi Mantle September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Man, Nunez is brain dead. Way to go Nunez.

  781. vblade September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Typical of the way this whole week has gone.

  782. Nilsson September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Nunez has lots of things to work on in the offseason, both physically and mentally.

  783. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    nunez is too tired to run..

  784. Captain Clutch September 10th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Great job running to 1st base Nunez. Considering how bad his defense is and he hasn’t been hitting at all recently he shouldn’t be in the lineup. Especially not playing RF.

  785. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Way to come through, Nunie. Remind me why on earth he’s playing in the outfield today?

  786. stuart a September 10th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    nunez has no clue. like girardi…

    what a debacle.. this teams has not hit a lick in 4 games…………….

  787. Ghostwriter September 10th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Jones should have been in the lineup tonight, knee problem or not.
    ===

    why?

  788. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    All I care about now is who’s pitching the eighth.

    FREE DELLIN!

  789. UnKnown September 10th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Kind’ve makes it seem not worth it to have Nunez play right and have that defensive risk out there.

  790. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Moment of truth…

  791. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Time to audition another lefty.

  792. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Nunez is our dark cloud. Im disliking him by the secong. Once I saw it was him next I knew the DP was possible, and easily he does it. I don’t want him in the postseason. No D along with No O? Why have him? Charity? Rather see Pena/Golson.

  793. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Kontos…….:(

  794. stuart a September 10th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    nunez went to the jorge posada baserunning school.

    what a clean crisp effort. cc blew threw there lineup, gave up no hits to drecks like jeff mathis.

    what a train wreck……….

  795. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    JAP — I thought it was obvious that my initial comment was pointing to the fact that feeling tired is not going to change. They have a rotten schedule until the playoffs. PERIOD. But if they want to get into the playoffs, they’re going to have to find a way to play dog-tired.

  796. LockDown September 10th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I wanted to end this shutout. So close, yet…..

  797. Eroc September 10th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Nunez is the dumbest baseball player I have ever seen.

  798. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    why

    ——-

    Because Nunez is a very overrated and mediocre player , and maybe Druw could have run into one tonight…

  799. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Nunie is quickly playing himself off the team – or at least he should be. Horrible defense, pedestrian hitting, and now his head up his you know where.

  800. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Wang, they could start with giving Granderson a day. Let Golson play CF.

    DELLIN UP!

  801. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Ouch.

  802. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Dellin sighting!!! :D

  803. TheStraw September 10th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    This aint Scranton, Kontos….

  804. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Andruw has a partial tear in his knee, reportedly.

  805. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    This game is embarrassing.

  806. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Feels like we are punching bags.

  807. Eroc September 10th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Someone here compared Kontos to Albaladejo… looks accurate so far.

    Great AAA numbers, mediocre in MLB

  808. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Fem, looks like Dealin’ gets the ninth :D

  809. Eroc September 10th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    There is no 9th inning, unless we tie the game. We’re on the road

  810. Niblick September 10th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    He’s had it all year. And this is the game he suddenly can’t play in?

  811. Wang IS Taiwan September 10th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Chad — can you find out where Dickerson is?

    JAP — I’m all for giving some guys a day off. Grandy’s not hitting, so why not? Heck, it’s not like we’ll miss any offence if we rest the guys right now. We can buy a run.

  812. Yankees_Fan September 10th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Nobody has his mind in this game. I’ve read many saying the Yanks have mailed it in at some points, never believing it.

    Right now, it seems they just want to get this over. Bad play, Cano.

  813. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Eroc September 10th, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    There is no 9th inning, unless we tie the game. We’re on the road
    ///

    Good point, I forgot. Reason he should have pitched the eighth.

  814. Yankee Trader September 10th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Good night everyone. Maybe the offense will break out tomorrow and Garcia plus the bullpen will rebound. Santana vs Yankee hitters:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....in-santana

  815. Yankee44 September 10th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Sheesh, ump is calling pitches up at the shoulders strikes.

  816. fantasygame101 September 10th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    granderson will have a meaningless hit.

  817. yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Really was a wasted opportunity to get Betances in there in a “blow out” to see what he can do. Now with our conservatism he will never get in a game.

  818. Yank1 September 10th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    The guys need to start taking some HGH or something. They look lifeless at the plate

  819. J. Alfred Prufrock September 10th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Wang, Grandy also doesn’t look like his seamless self in center. That tells me he’s either hurting or just dragging in the extreme.

  820. yankeefeminista September 11th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    That Haren is at only 107 pitches in the 9th says it all.

  821. Nick in SF September 11th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    We really need to get a couple wins in Seattle.

  822. UnKnown September 11th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dickerson is on the bench I saw him there chillin

  823. J. Alfred Prufrock September 11th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    yankeefeminista September 10th, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    Really was a wasted opportunity to get Betances in there in a “blow out” to see what he can do. Now with our conservatism he will never get in a game.
    ///

    yea, he may actually may have kept the Angels from piling on. Can’t have that.

  824. stuart a September 11th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    michael kay does not mention texiera once on guys not doing there job.

    the friggin guy hits 3rd.. he is invisbile.

    what a friggin joke…………

  825. Yogi Mantle September 11th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    So, will Grandy end it on a SO or a popup?

  826. cindyb77 September 11th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    looks like these guys could play a 1000 innings and not score off Haren. Arod is turning into the Eddie Curry of the Yanks

  827. JobaTipsHisCap September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Ugly lose.

  828. yankeefeminista September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Let’s hope Martin’s x-rays are negative.

  829. stuart a September 11th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    you think michael kay is texiera’s secret lover???????

    texiera gets no grief. kay thinks tex is doing great after all he has over 100 rbi’s and 35 homers..

    kay is a fool… tex is hitting 247 and almost never plays big against top line pitching…

  830. Yankees_Fan September 11th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I want no regular tomorrow. Make that Posada or Montero catching. I rather lose tomorrow and give this team rest than losing again wasting the little energy it has.

  831. stuart a September 11th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    no you got it wrong grandy is the k man and tex is the pop up guy. cano is the disinterested guy. gardner in comotase… nunez is the guy with a zero baseball IQ,\.

    missing russel 240 martin is a little desperate. russel martin should hit 9th if your whining over losing your 9th hitter this team is even worse then I thought.

    btw aj burnett has great stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  832. fantasygame101 September 11th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I want a girardi postgame interview that says we are better than this. We should not loss 4 games in a row. We should fight through no matter how tired we are. I want anger and disappointment for once on lossing.

  833. Jame September 11th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I’m thinking Montero will catch because tomorrow. Because they want him in the lineup as much as possible. They’re down to 2 catchers now. So I doubt they’ll have Posada start at C tomorrow with Montero DHing. They would sit Montero if they went with Posada.
    Go Yankees.

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