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Game 149: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 16, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (90-58)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

LHP CC Sabathia (19-8, 2.93)
Sabathia vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (75-74)
Mike McCoy SS
Eric Thames LF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Adam Lind 1B
Brett Lawrie 3B
Colby Rasmus CF
J.P. Arencibia C
Kelly Johnson 2B

RHP Dustin McGowan (0-0, 9.00)
McGowan vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., MY9

WEATHER: The dome opened about four hours ago. It’s a little chilly outside, but ultimately a perfectly nice night for a ball game. This roof will close if conditions take a turn for the worse.

UMPIRES: HP Jerry Meals, 1B CB Bucknor, 2B Dan Iassogna, 3B Dale Scott

NOT AN IDEAL OFF DAY: On Thursday, the Yankees had their first scheduled off day since August 22. They left Seattle at midnight and landed in Toronto at 6:55 a.m. By the time they got through customs and arrived at the team hotel, it was approximately 8:45 a.m. They don’t have another off day scheduled this season.

CLOSE CALLS: The Yankees have had seven of their past 10 games — including five games on this road trip — decided by one run. They are 20-22 in one-run contests this season, going 8-13 in such games on the road.

TOUGH SCHEDULE: The Yankees are in the midst of playing 33 games over the final 32 days of the season from August 28 to September 28. They’re playing on 31 of those days and have gone 12-7 thus far.

UPDATE, 7:19 p.m.: Looked like Cano never got a handle on the ball. No grip meant a bad throw, and the Yankees couldn’t turn the double play that would have ended the first inning without a run. Instead, it’s a 1-0 Blue Jays lead.

UPDATE, 7:24 p.m.: That’s a nice throw by Bautista, and Cano’s out trying to stretch a single to a double. Cano’s trouble really started with the fact Bautista played the bounce off the wall so perfectly.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: You don’t see Gardner take third unless he’s certain he can get there. Without a hit, the Yankees now have Gardner at third with two outs (he walked, then stole second and third).

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: The Yankees twice managed to avoid grounding into double plays, and Nick Swisher was able to take advantage with a two-out RBI double that scored Cano from first base and tied the game at 1.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Chavez follows with his second homer of the year and it’s 3-1 Yankees

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: For whatever reason, seeing it live, I thought that ball went over Gardner’s glove. It obviously didn’t, and Gardner’s leaping catch at the way has ended a scoreless bottom of the fourth. Still a 3-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Two-out three-run double by Adam Lind, and now Sabathia is back in trouble with runners at the corners and Colby Rasmus at the plate. It’s now a 4-3 Blue Jays lead in the fifth. Sabathia is already approaching 100 pitches.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: Swisher again, this time with a two-out single to score Cano from second and tie the game at 4 in the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Sabathia has loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, and his night is finished. No 20th win this time.

UPDATE, 9:59 p.m.: Soriano strikes out the side in the seventh, now Robertson has stranded the bases loaded in the eighth. Still tied at 4 heading into the ninth.

 
 

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501 Responses to “Game 149: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Hip hip Jorge!

  2. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Go Yankees !

  3. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Go CC. Go Yanks.

  4. luis September 16th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Go CC GO Yankees!!

  5. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    ” D. Jeter grounded out to shortstop “

  6. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    !!Yankees CC Go

  7. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Rays test Beckett’s ankle right off the bat….Jennings bunts, Beckett throws it away.

  8. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    ” C. Granderson struck out looking “

  9. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Just curious, how many times have we seen those plays by Jeter and Granderson this season?

  10. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Granderson looks just terrible. .188 in September and .184 in his last ten games. Mega slump. Hope he gets this out of his system now and gets hot come post-season time.

  11. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Man, I hate the sight of J. “T. S.” Buckett.

  12. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Longoria goes yard. 2-0 Rays.

  13. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Longoria take Beckett deep. 2-0 Rays

  14. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Home Run ! Ha !

  15. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    RedSox are having a major meltdown!!! Hahahaha 2-0 Rays

  16. luis September 16th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Longo homers Rays 2-0!!

  17. brownies September 16th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Can Tex even try to go oppo against the shift?

  18. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    hope CC has a nice easy game

  19. njsketch September 16th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    im more interested in rays-sox tonight than yankees…anyone else feel the same way?

  20. Yogi Mantle September 16th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    The game is supposed to be on My9, it is listed on the guide, yet I’m getting “How I met your Mother”? Is this happening with anyone else or is just my area?

    MLB has the RS/TB game.

  21. blackaccord September 16th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Man langoria can hit…

  22. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    The only thing wrong with that home run is that it didn’t go through Buckett before going into the stands.

  23. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    If we get to the ALCS – I’m not so sure I want to face the Rays pitching staff.

  24. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    If we both get there that is.

  25. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Wow….what happened there…Robbie couldn’t get the ball out

  26. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    okay now that is ridiculous!!! Cano owes me a hr.

  27. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Chavez could have come home as well….the runner was dead

  28. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    CC pitched out of trouble. Defense let him down :(

  29. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    That’s cool…..now lets hit the ball. Beckett getting knocked around…..

  30. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    C.C. wouldn’t even cut it as the #4 starter for the Phillies.

  31. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    the RedSox misery makes me soo happy, watching the RedSox game so far is very amusing, especially after last nights game.

  32. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    damn Cano you gotta run faster if you want to get a double

  33. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    can’t run on Bautista

  34. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    You all are acting like Sox fans, glorying in others’ misery. Who cares what happens to the Sox? There’s a Yankee game on tonight! Let the Sox fans do the hating…

  35. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Oh boy.

    Is this Vargas or McGoodwin on the mound?

  36. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    McGowin is a tough assignment for the Yanks. He’s pitched them well in the past. However, I expect that the Yanks will get to him for a few runs before the night is done.

  37. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I am glad that cano is awake tonight. I guess going to sleep at 9 am will do that to you. If you aren’t going to hustle the whole way then you have to stay at 1st base.

  38. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Red Robin….are you Ruby Tuesday in disguise?

  39. Jerkface September 16th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I am glad that cano is awake tonight. I guess going to sleep at 9 am will do that to you. If you aren’t going to hustle the whole way then you have to stay at 1st base.

    He has a bum foot and it took an amazing diving tag to get him??

  40. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Boy did I nail this Lawrie guy a month ago.

  41. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Boy did I nail this Lawrie guy a month ago.
    ============

    Excellent work for a guy that doesn’t make predictions.

  42. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    You all are acting like Sox fans, glorying in others’ misery. Who cares what happens to the Sox? There’s a Yankee game on tonight! Let the Sox fans do the hating…
    ———–
    Amen.

  43. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    nice pitch, nasty slider

  44. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    C.C. wouldn’t even cut it as the #4 starter for the Phillies.
    ——–
    Obviously you don’t have a clue and not a Yankee fan. Go away troll.

  45. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Boy did I nail this Lawrie guy a month ago.
    ============

    Excellent work for a guy that doesn’t make predictions.

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

    Wasn’t a prediction it was an evaluation. I am quite adept at looking at a hitters mechanics at the plate and making a judgment. I could tell he had “it”.

    Of course I got blasted here – small sample size bla bla bla.

  46. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Good inning for CC…..start swinging the sticks against this guy

  47. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    2-2 Rays and Sux

  48. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Shields coughs it up :(

  49. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Lawrie was a great prospect and the Brewers were blasted by many for making that trade…..it’s not like he came out of the blue…..it’s widely documented that the kid can play

  50. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yanks need to grind some ABs and make McGowen throw pitches…..they can get him out of there early

  51. luis September 16th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    This mcgowan kid used to throw in the mid 90′s…so far just 91 but he has good sink

  52. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Lawrie was a great prospect and the Brewers were blasted by many for making that trade…..it’s not like he came out of the blue…..it’s widely documented that the kid can play
    ============

    Fair enough. Obviously, he’s done well so fare. However, folks looking to pronounce winners and losers at this stage of the game would be extremely premature. Let’s see how he handles it when the league adjusts to him before pronouncing him a keeper. I wouldn’t get tooo high or too low on any rookie in his first couple hundred ABs.

  53. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I get the feeling that Buckett won’t get up any more runs.

  54. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I get the feeling that Buckett won’t get up any more runs.
    ======

    get up?

  55. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Ghost,

    all I’m saying is that it’s not especially brilliant to suggest Lawrie looks like a good player…..most folks that follow the minors already knew about him.

  56. luis September 16th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Lay off the sinker

  57. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Red Robin is better than Ruby Tuesday…..

  58. luis September 16th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Run gardy run!!

  59. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Nice to see Gardner do something positive.

  60. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Gardner stealing at will

  61. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Nice work by Gardy!

  62. luis September 16th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    And he keeps running

  63. igotid88 September 16th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    steal home

  64. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    That pitch looked awfully close to me.

  65. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    It feels like it’s been a while since the yanks base ran. I love it when gardner runs

  66. blake September 16th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    good game calling….Jeter wasn’t looking for that pitch again

  67. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Nice work by McGowan.

  68. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    They just can’t lay off that crap in the dirt

  69. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Red Robin is a Boston fan.

  70. brownies September 16th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    One series and out in playoffs. No way this lineup can mash anything but straight fastballs.

  71. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Red Robin is a Boston fan.
    ==========

    How unfortunate for her/him :)

  72. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Brownies…

    Go away…..

  73. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    brownies September 16th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    One series and out in playoffs. No way this lineup can mash anything but straight fastballs.
    =============

    You’re right Detroit and Texas are unbeatable. :roll:

  74. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    That’s on Cano.

  75. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Cano with 2 defensive miscues :(

    He needs to make up for it. Should be 2 outs.

  76. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    The Jays are playing the Yanks like this is a world series game

  77. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I hate pitching to this guy with runners on base. I would pitch around him.

  78. Bring in the Goose September 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Shields has Zero command tonight.

    Not what the Rays needed.

  79. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    so far so clean. cano bad throw caused the first run.

    cc never covers first so par for the course.

    tex and grandy invisible as they have for 2 weeks.

    getting dominated by a guy who has been off 2.5 years. not good….

    martin cannot hit

  80. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I would pitch around roids here. Make someone else beat you here….

  81. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    The Jays are playing the Yanks like this is a world series game
    ======

    Toronto and Baltimore have a chance to be real sppoilers this year. They should play everybody as hard as they can.

  82. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Good work on not going after Bautista…

  83. rr212 September 16th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    CC and his WHIP.

  84. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Crap. CC is making me nervous.

  85. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    this is crazy. How does CC for the Yankees and that BUM on the mound for the damn Jays NOT equal a blowout win for NY ? Talk about playing down to your competition ! :-(

  86. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Yes!!!! Doubleplay!!!

  87. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Huge DP. Nice job CC.

  88. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    good job CC throwing home for the DP

  89. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Awesome!

  90. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo September 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    this is crazy. How does CC for the Yankees and that BUM on the mound for the damn Jays NOT equal a blowout win for NY ? Talk about playing down to your competition ! :-(
    ==

    Game ain’t over yet.

  91. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    That’s a on hell of a play!!!, good fielding, better execution

  92. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    It’s not uncommon for CC to start off slow & then shut it down. The first run is on Cano.

  93. the vaunted chris September 16th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Big man seems like he labors every outing lately..maybe skip a turn

  94. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Longoria is such a good defender at 3rd….best I’ve seen in awhile. Dumb and bad baseball by boston…..you don’t see a sac bunt double play 5-4-3 too often.

  95. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    CC is going to be on fumes by the time the play offs come. Nothing has been easy for him recently and I really hope Girardi doesn’t treat him like a robot down the stretch.

  96. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    CC had to make 4 outs in the 1st & 3rd.

  97. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Those are the plays that change momentum

  98. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Interesting graphic on Granderson: He see more pitches per AB than anybody in baseball. I didn’t know that. This tidbit says a lot about his strikeouts…

  99. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Lawrie sucks.

  100. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I’m kidding.

  101. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    It’s amazing to me that Tex won’t learn to push a bunt to 3B when in that situation it’s a free hit and 1st and 2nd with nobody out………he wouldn’t have to do it every time…..but in spots like that it would greatly help them score runs

  102. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    It’s scary how bad Tex is against righties

  103. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    It would be swell if we could hit the ball out of the infield. :roll: /////////what a frustrating inning so far! :(

  104. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Yeah, it’s frustrating how Teix can’t dink it over to 3rd

  105. Villa Nova-Ya September 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    blake -

    I agree. The last series of plays have ticked me off.

  106. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    It’s amazing to me that Tex won’t learn to push a bunt to 3B when in that situation it’s a free hit and 1st and 2nd with nobody out………he wouldn’t have to do it every time…..but in spots like that it would greatly help them score runs
    ===============

    I don’t get it either. It drives me nuts that they waste those gaping holes…

  107. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Maybe Tex is saving the push bunt for a playoff game…..it’s a free hit….I don’t understand why guys wouldn’t take it…..if they did then teams would stop shifting and it would open the field back up for them.

  108. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Swisher!!!

  109. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Swisher has been huge this season

  110. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Swish!!!

  111. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Swishalicious!

  112. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    They should fine Tex $100,000 every time that he hits into the shift! ;)

    Yes, way to go, Robbie!

  113. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I mean if I was hitting .240 and there was a free base hit right in front of me….I’d be tempted

  114. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Yes!!!, heads up play !!

  115. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Imeant Swisher.. :oops:

  116. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Go Swish!!!

  117. WMD September 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    nice of swisher to pick up the garbage teixeira

  118. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Maybe Tex is saving the push bunt for a playoff game…..it’s a free hit….I don’t understand why guys wouldn’t take it…..if they did then teams would stop shifting and it would open the field back up for them.
    ============

    I think that it’s pride.

  119. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    The worse was in that game when I think it was Nunez at 3rd and no one covering & Teix hits it into the shift for the 3rd out instead of at 3B, with no defense there to cover. Should have been an easy rbi

  120. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    The Rays are running like crazy on old man Vtek.

  121. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Cap Tek is the best !

    L . o . l .

  122. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    “I think that it’s pride.”

    Gonzalez did it against the Yankees this year.

    Chavez!

  123. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Chavez!!! looks like the Yanks bats are alive now

  124. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Yes!! Chavy!!!!

  125. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Chavez!!! *sigh* <3

  126. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    It’s incredibly nice to have a player with the talent level of Eric Chavez on your bench.

  127. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Chavez!!

  128. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    It’s incredibly nice to have a player with the talent level of Eric Chavez on your bench.

    =====
    No doubt. Chavez AND Jones.

  129. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    and Posada and Montero….

  130. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I know Tex is a power guy…..and that’s not his game but in situations where it can help the club I don’t get why he won’t exploit what they are giving him. Ok…..I’m getting off it now but it’s annoying to see him pound the ball where there are 15 fielders (it seems like) standing there

  131. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    3-2 Rays….Longoria RBI single

  132. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    FakePeteGammons Fake Peter Gammons
    @
    @sportsguy33 Pink hat! I’m going down w/the ship like Rose in Titanic. Theo’s my Jack. You jump I jump! He’s so dreamy.
    2 hours ago

  133. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    his game but in situations where it can help the club I don’t get why he won’t exploit what they are giving him. Ok…..I’m getting off it now but it’s annoying to see him pound the ball where there are 15 fielders (it seems like) standing there
    =====

    Maybe Tex is making for a Baseball Bloopers seeing-eye groundball weaving its way through 15 defenders. ;)

  134. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I think fake Peter is confused though….Rose didn’t jump….she stayed on the debris and let Jack drown.

  135. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Damn can cc have 1 easy inning

  136. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    right on by Lawrie

  137. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    I think fake Peter is confused though….Rose didn’t jump….she stayed on the debris and let Jack drown.

    ______________

    Fake Peter is easily confused, making him an even better imitation of the real Gammons.

  138. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    fakePeter is hilarious…..he’s like my favorite tweeter

  139. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Nice pitch to Rasmus for strike three.

  140. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Nice work by Gardy on defense.

  141. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Gardner is so good in LF :)

  142. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Gold Glove Gardner.

  143. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Gardy!!!!, phew!!!

  144. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Gardner to to the rescue.

  145. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful play by Gardy. The man wins his first Gold Glove this season.

  146. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Nice catch by Gardner. CC has to start locating better.

  147. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    We got lucky though….Arencibia just got a little under it

  148. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Gardner is the man….he saves so many runs

  149. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    that play he almost made the other night where he slid to cut it off and nearly threw the guy out at 2B was one of the more impressive plays I’ve seen an outfielder make this year…….

  150. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Is Mcgowan on a tight pitch count?

  151. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    It’s interesting to hear the Blue Jays’ announcers talk about Gardner with awe of his bat, glove, and feet….

  152. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Ghost,

    He is a little under appreciated….he is one hell of a player for sure

  153. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    that’s not a strike…..maybe in 1995 ….but not in 2011

  154. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    No-Game Shields.

  155. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    He gives you a different dimension to the yankees play when he is on….

  156. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    You’ve gotta give credit to McGowan, who always seems to be tough on the Yanks.

  157. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Shields is not “on” tonight.

  158. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    At this rate, both Shields and Beckett will be gone by the fifth… Good deal–I hope that they beat the hell out of each other.

  159. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Buckett just hit Damon

  160. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Buckett just tried to injury another player with a pitch to the head.

  161. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    CC’s pitch count is ok but his location is really off. Hopefully he can hold them down because I am sure the Yans offense is tired and I don’t expect them to score a lot tonight. Hopefully they can knock McGowan out in the next inning.

  162. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    C.C. really needs to start acting like a man.

    This is just ridiculous.

  163. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Varitek really can’t throw at all anymore…..

  164. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    C.C. really needs to start acting like a man.

    This is just ridiculous.
    ==============

    Gimmee a break.. When has CC ever not acte like a man. He’s out there competing his ass off. That’s not enough?

  165. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Is this Thames guy related to Marcus??

  166. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Red Sox Robin is a Bawhston fan.

  167. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Seven strieouts for the guy that needs to start acting like a man.

  168. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    What yankee fan would use the “Red” as his color??

  169. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    CC should just walk him now

  170. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    # luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    What yankee fan would use the “Red” as his color??

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

    Exactly !!!

  171. jacksquat September 16th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Red Robin = Ruby Tuesday

    Same style.

  172. Salliedogs7 September 16th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Red Robin is a loser like Boston.

  173. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    luis,

    Eric Thames is not related to Marcus.

  174. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    CC’s command way off today….he’s fighting it big time.

  175. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    jacksquat September 16th, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    Red Robin = Ruby Tuesday

    Same style.

    ___________

    Bingo! Also The Mercury Strikes Back, I believe.

  176. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    CC is probably fatigued. But of course Girardi won’t warm anyone up until CC hits his 120th pitch.

  177. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    CC’s command way off today….he’s fighting it big time.
    ============
    Yep.

  178. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks JM, didn’t know

  179. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Walks get you eventually.

  180. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    sheesh….c’mon CC

  181. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    CC used to dominate lefties….not anymore.

    I would definitely take him out now before his arm falls off.

  182. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Damn!!!, CC has been flirting with disaster the whole night

  183. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I can’t beliee these losers with multiple screeennames.

  184. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    The Jays are tough at home….they always give the Yankees fits in Toronto

  185. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    They should take him out after this inning

  186. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    CC’s breaking stuff, to me, just hasn’t been as good this season as it was last season.

  187. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    CC’s pitches last 3 games: 128, 111, 119

    I wonder if the 128 beat him up & it’s taking its toll.

  188. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Just like Jays, Red Sucks take the lead.

  189. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    CC’s mechanics are out of whack.

  190. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    He can’t get his offspeed stuff close enough to get hitters to commit…..

  191. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    CC has not looked right since that second rain delay in the almost-perfect game.

  192. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Ugh. CC not having it tonite.

  193. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Girardi is going to work CC into arm surgery. If he gets hammered in the post season no one should be surprised, he will have nothing left by then.

  194. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Now some bad luck.

  195. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    To be fair, the Jays have been hitting the tar out of the ball in their last few games.

  196. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Can C.C. get the 0.211 hitter?

  197. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    The curse of My9…

  198. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Sabathia is an excellent pitcher this year but he is a step below the very best in baseball IMO, i.e. Halladay, Weaver, Kershaw and Verlander.

  199. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    To be fair, the Jays have been hitting the tar out of the ball in their last few games.

    But CC is not hitting his spots either & seems to be falling off the mound. :(

  200. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    CC has thrown on extra rest several times in the last month…..that’s not really the issue. This year is no different that any other and he’s actually got more rest this year than usual because of the 6 man…..actually my guess is the extra rest has thrown his command off a tick.. They need to get him on regular schedule and try to get in locked in before the playoffs start.

  201. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    He can’t get his offspeed stuff close enough to get hitters to commit…..

    JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    CC has not looked right since that second rain delay in the almost-perfect game.
    ——-

    Agree with both.

  202. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    50 pitches this inning? Jesus Christ. Well. I guess better now than in the ALDS.

  203. RMS September 16th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    CC hasn’t been “on” his last few starts, yet Girardi leaves him out there and lets him throw a million pitches.

  204. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I wonder if there is still time to skip CC for one turn before the playoffs to give him a breather

  205. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 16th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Maybe CC should pretend he cares about winning #20….because that means he will actually WIN the game ! UGH !

  206. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    “I wonder if there is still time to skip CC for one turn before the playoffs to give him a breather”

    if they were going to do that then it probably should have been this turn….then they could have lined him up for Game 1 and had him throw on regular rest the last couple of starts.

  207. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Let’s hope the offense doesn’t go to sleep.

  208. Bryan September 16th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Non Ace Ace sighting in Toronto

  209. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    tex with his usual pop fly. he killed it instead of tp short it was to left.

    seriously this guy sucks.. 245…..line drive % is way down and not a word from Kay. this guy is hitting 3rd…….

  210. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Blake,

    Yup, you are probably right

  211. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    sabathia has been average for at least 5 starts. no length….

  212. blake September 16th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Tex is killing them in that 3 hole vs RHP….he just shouldn’t be hitting there

  213. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I wonder if the extra rest has actually bothered CC….I know he wasn’t in favor of the six-man rotation when asked about it.

  214. yanks28 September 16th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’m not sure it’s right to regard Mark Teixeira as a decent player anymore. It’s become painful to watch yet another pop-up.

  215. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    If Girardi has a brain CC should be done for the night and let someone else start the 6th inning. He can use the break for once instead of treating him like he has an unlimited amount of bullets in his arm.

  216. luis September 16th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    That was the mistake to hit from cano

  217. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    blake, true. But they skipped Colon in this outing (who’s going tomorrow). If he wants to pitch every other day he can. He’s given the option to pitch when he wants. He hasn’t taken it until now. Maybe his weight loss & what looks like some weight gain as of late. Maybe the innings are catching up. idk

    He doesn’t just look off the last couple of games, he looks fatigued, like he’s forcing the ball out. Could he have a slight dead arm?

  218. JM September 16th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Ayala is warming, I think….

  219. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    lol Cano, (nice at bat)

  220. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Haha, that face Cano made was great.

  221. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    To all you deniers out there:

    Since his start on August 1 (8 games, including this one), CC has pitched 52 2/3 innings, given up 68 hits and 27 ER, for a very AJ-like ERA of 4.61.

    Deny it all you want, but over the last 7 weeks, he has not been pitching like a #1 starter for a playoff contender.

  222. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    They r ruining CC with this 6 man rotation. Has zero command.

  223. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    “What do I have to do for a double?”

  224. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    JM,

    It probably mess up his mechanics, that’s why i was wondering if they could still skip him so he can go back to regular rest and line him up for the PS……Cano!!

  225. charlestonchew September 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    If I’m being honest, Cano looks awful tonight. No patience, swinging at stuff out of the zone. It’s so frustrating.

  226. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I think his arm is fine….he’s just going threw a bad stretch…..pitchers go threw slumps just like hitters do. His velocity and stuff were fine tonight…..he just couldn’t get the ball where he wanted to and his offspeed stuff he couldn’t locate well enough to make it effective

  227. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    “If I’m being honest, Cano looks awful tonight. No patience, swinging at stuff out of the zone. It’s so frustrating.”

    he’s hit 2 lasers that one hopped the fence…..

  228. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Swishalicous is getting it done tonight!!!

  229. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Earlier in the season, Nick couldn’t buy a timely hit.

    Now, he’s Swishalicious.

  230. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    great piece of hitting by Swisher.

  231. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Swish!!!!!alicious!!!!!!

  232. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Cano should be hitting 3rd in this lineup….he should have been all year vs RHP

  233. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Go Swish!!! I would rather see him bat 3rd instead of automatic out Tex.

  234. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Another one from Chavy???

  235. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    swisher with 2 big hits. nice job…

  236. JM September 16th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    blake,

    Absolutely. Cano should be hitting 3rd…Teix has some work to do in the offseason.

  237. charlestonchew September 16th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Blake – he hit a groundball inside the bag and then another line drive. Sure, he ended up with a double, but the other two times up he hit the ball on the ground.

    I just hate seeing him go out of the zone *all the time.* He went first pitch swinging against McGowan when McGowan’s 2 seamer wasn’t staying in the zone. He can be a frustrating player to watch when he’s free swinging is what I’m saying. Sometimes it does pay off – because he can get to almost any ball – but sometimes it can really hurt the team (he has 18 GIDP).

  238. JM September 16th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This team does miss a healthy Arod. Which unfortunately we’re not going to see this season….

  239. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Blake,

    Spot on…..I don’t want to say it but tex from the leftside is like AJ…..frustrating to watch

  240. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    OPS.

    Swisher: .836
    Tex: .827.

  241. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    why move tex and his 245 avg out of the 3rd slot. he is good for a pop out per game. tex also uses all the field so no way we need tex at 3rd in the order since he is such a student of the game and makes adjustments all the time!!!!!!!!!!!

    tex sucks..but gets no grief in the papers or on tv and radio, why?????????????

  242. RMS September 16th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Cano is the best hitter on the Yankees.

  243. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Tex is da man at 1B, nice play by Jeter too

  244. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Of course CC is still out there to throw 115 pitches. Girardi is really dumb when it comes to pitching. I think Rothchild has to be the one to call the shots with the pitching.

  245. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    RMS September 16th, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    Cano is the best hitter on the Yankees.

    ——-

    Hands down the best

  246. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Charlestonchew,

    Cano is hitting .317 in the 2nd half with a .903 OPS…..he’s the least of their problems

  247. JM September 16th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Baltimore hammering the Angels 8-0. The O’s are enjoying playing spoiler. Red Sox games against them might not be as easy as some seem to think…..

  248. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    He doesn’t have it. Blame 6 man rotation

  249. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The bags of cr@p are pounding CC

  250. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Shouldn’t CC be pulled?

  251. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Can we go to the bullpen please? CC isn’t fooling anyone but of course Girardi will leave him out there until his arm falls off.

  252. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Tex is a good player…..and he has value offensively because he can hit the ball out of the park….but he’s not a 3 hole hitter left handed. He’s a .220 hitter with a sub .800 OPS vs RHP…..and was similar last season…..he’s a .300 hitter with a .950 OPS hitting right handed.

  253. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    johnson and mccoy with 5 hits.

    they need to go to wade before this gets ugly.

  254. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Man CC stinks today, as he has pretty much consistently over the last 7 weeks. 7 weeks is more than a slump. It’s a trend.

  255. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    That’s good situational hitting

  256. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    ayala is the formula for a loss… if they go to him the yare done.

  257. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    blake and this season tex has not changed his approach 1 iota. i am not a hitting coach but to me he has changed nothing. still trying to puu everything, looking dead red every pitch, etc……

  258. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Like all of us after 30, CC being so fat again is affecting everything he does at the end of 2 seasons in a row

  259. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    the actual splits are .

    RHP: .220/.322/.457/.779
    LHP: .303/.382/.573/.955

  260. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Need to get Joey Bats here…

  261. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I would walk him here and bring in someone else to face the next guy. This is a bad matchup for CC considering he is on fumes now.

  262. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Blake,

    I guess it’s the other way around, lol

  263. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Ayala with bases loaded….not good.

  264. igotid88 September 16th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    120 pitches again in the 6th for CC

  265. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I think we will see some line up changes next year out of spring training..

  266. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    50% chance ayala wets his paints.

    why no wade…. another head shaker… what about a HBP? that is my bet, hope I am wrong..

  267. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Tex really should take the free hit by bunting with the shift on. It’s painful to watch him hit left handed

  268. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I hope Ayala can get this out, but I have a feeling I’ll see inherited runners crossing the plate. Hope I’m wrong. But he hasn’t been sharp lately.

  269. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    they should go straight to Robertson here….this could be the ballgame. Alas it’s not the 8th inning

  270. yanks28 September 16th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Something’s wrong with CC. You can’t be mad at him–he’s been a wonderful pitcher for great stretches–but he’s not been right since that almost-perfect game with the rain delays. Who knows why he’s been made to throw 2.3 million pitches per game; maybe that’s what’s catching up to him now?

  271. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Walking Bautista isn’t the worst scenario.

    I’ve seen players improve, but I’ve never anyone in recent memory like Bautista. To go from replacement level to Jimmie Foxx seemingly overnight.

  272. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    blake that would be to smart….

    games can be won in the 6th not only the 8th but binder joe…

  273. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Let me wait for him to throw 120 pitches and load the bases before I take him out. Brilliant job Girardi…

    Why is Ayala coming in and not Wade? Ayala is batting practice.

  274. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    They should go to Robertson…..let him get out of this and then have him start the 7th at least

  275. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Ayala may get out of this fine…..but I don’t understand why managers won’t use their best relievers in the highest leverage situations

  276. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    14 base runners off of our Ace in 5 2/3 innings..Yikes!

  277. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Girardi is treating this game like it doesn’t matter. Ayala in and Laffey warming up??!

  278. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Phew!

  279. jacksquat September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Some luck there.

  280. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    thank goodness. Hopefully we score some runs and the pen holds up

  281. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Thump…thump…thump…..phew.

  282. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    very fortunate there….they almost let Ayala decide the game

  283. igotid88 September 16th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    You know if he was coming in for Hughes that would be a grand slam

  284. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    A-Rod may or may not help much down the stretch. We’ve done quite well without him.

    That’s why it’s a team game. Swish has really helped for a long time now. Jeter picked it up since being on DL. Granderson can’t be expected to keep hitting HR’s forever. Cano has improved from his start. Bench has been pretty good over all. Pitching has been good, as a staff also. ( relief outstanding ) Gardner has been hot and cold all season. Teix has some power numbers that are good, but he needs to stay on the ball longer and stop trying to pull everything. ( outstanding glove ) Catching has been a plus also. IMO

  285. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Girardi needs to go all out in these games and build a nice lead in the standings…then he can rest guys and play scrubs…

  286. luis September 16th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    See ya later guys, have a good one, GO YANKEES!!!

  287. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Seriously why is Posada in the lineup?

  288. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    brain freeze for Jorge

  289. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    That was embarrassing :(

  290. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Good thing Girardi is resting Montero…

  291. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Martin goes out there with a messed up thumb & what ever other ailments, but A-Rod isn’t that anxious to get back out there. This injury must be worse than what they’re saying

  292. JM September 16th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    eboland11 by allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings, Sabathia’s season ERA at 3.01, first time it’s been over 3.00 since June 30

  293. BTX September 16th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Sabathia is an excellent pitcher this year but he is a step below the very best in baseball IMO, i.e. Halladay, Weaver, Kershaw and Verlander.

    —————

    I don’t see how anyone can reasonably argue otherwise. To be fair though, his recent numbers can be attributed to his irregular rest, which the Yankees implemented so that they didn’t have to make a decision between AJ and Hughes. If CC doesn’t get back to himself for the playoffs, Girardi and Cash have some explaining to do. Inconveniencing our ace to placate Burnett = idiotic.

  294. jacksquat September 16th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I don’t think one should automatically blame CC’s struggles on getting 5 days rest.

  295. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    # BTX September 16th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Sabathia is an excellent pitcher this year but he is a step below the very best in baseball IMO, i.e. Halladay, Weaver, Kershaw and Verlander.

    —————

    I don’t see how anyone can reasonably argue otherwise. To be fair though, his recent numbers can be attributed to his irregular rest, which the Yankees implemented so that they didn’t have to make a decision between AJ and Hughes. If CC doesn’t get back to himself for the playoffs, Girardi and Cash have some explaining to do. Inconveniencing our ace to placate Burnett = idiotic.

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

    Excellent point, I agree.

  296. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I wonder if Martin’s finger is bothering him at the plate. He is swinging at a lot of pitches in the dirt and looks bad since coming back.

  297. JM September 16th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Since Aug. 1, Sabathia had gone on extra rest in 7 of 9 starts entering tonight. He was 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in those 9 starts.
    –Mark Feinsand via Twitter

  298. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Do we get Sori or Sorry tonight ?

  299. Wang IS Taiwan September 16th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    BTX — agree! And CC has made it abundantly clear that the extra rest is NOT something he likes. For such an agreeable kind of guy, you’d think Cashman and Girardi would listen.

  300. Yank 97 September 16th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    “I don’t think one should automatically blame CC’s struggles on getting 5 days rest.”

    Then it’s even more troubling that he has gone in a 6 week long slump. He’s done a good job at grinding out starts, but the amount of baserunners he has given up since this 6-man thing started is alarming.

  301. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Mark Feinsand – he was even worse in the other starts.

  302. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    CC can pitch whenever he wants. It doesn’t matter how many people are in the rotation. This point seems to be missed by so many people.

    He pitched every 3rd day in Milwaukee. The option was always there for CC. He said he didn’t care. If it bothered him he should have said so & his starts would have been adjusted at any time.

  303. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I really don’t get the 6 man rotation. It makes Girardi and Cashman look clueless like they can’t make a decision and choose between the inconsistent veteran with a big contact or the young inconsistent guy coming back from an injury. It’s stupid that it has gone on that long.

  304. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    will the Yankees be able to muster up whatever it takes to avoid yet another walk-off loss?

  305. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 16th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    This is what an extra day’s rest does to CC….so WELL WORTH running the 6 man rotation for,,,right ? IDIOTS !

  306. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    great inning by Soriano….one of his best this year

  307. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Soriano found his groove back.

  308. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Sorry Sori ! Good job !!!

  309. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Nice inning by Soriano

  310. rr212 September 16th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Need to string some hits together.

  311. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 16th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The Ghost says….

    CC needs to pitch on 4 days rest max for the remainder of the season.

    Pitch him for 4 or 5 innings on 3 days on Tuesday, let him come back on 4 days on the following Sunday-that sets him up for Game 1 of the ALDS on 4 days rest.

    Of course, Binder Joe won’t do it and he’ll let him go in Game 1 on 8 days rest.

  312. Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    im sure in typical fashion, the yankees won’t muster a base runner for the rest of the game.

  313. Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    could have sworn i was at this game last week in baltimore…

  314. Pepitone September 16th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    4 walks
    10 hits
    120 pitches
    5 innings?

    Come on Joe, use your head! Even a horse needs to be taken out sometime.

    Teixeira in that 3 hole is an embarrassment. And I’ve said that since May.

  315. blackaccord September 16th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    great top of the order and bottom of the order… if not for the middle of the lineup we would have been no hit..

  316. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Maybe Montero should learn how to play 1st base so Tex can be platooned. He looks overmatched against righties.

    It looks like if the Yanks don’t hit a homerun they are going to see another walk off.

  317. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    acksquat September 16th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    I don’t think one should automatically blame CC’s struggles on getting 5 days rest.
    ———–

    I’m pretty sure CC doesn’t like pitching on 5 days rest, and that’s been the case for many years.

  318. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Damn if the throw was on line he would definitely be out

  319. Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    this team’s complete ineptitude and inability to scratch out a run will serve them real well in october.

  320. Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    at least if they lose now in the 8th, we don’t have to waste anymore pitching since this offense just lays down and dies in extra innings.

  321. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you McCoy. It’s a gift out.

  322. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    the weird, weird season continues

  323. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    damn it!!! Grr gotta turn that DP Jeter…horrible throw

  324. blake September 16th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    come on Jete….

  325. egk September 16th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Jeter pulls a Nunez and blows a sure DP.

  326. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Come on Jeter. That was such an easy play…

  327. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    c’mon DRob

  328. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    The guys went to bed at 9 am and it definitely shows. The bats have to wake up and show some more life late in these tied games. It seems like if they don’t hit a homerun the offense isn’t going to do anything.

  329. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Didn’t a Jeter miscue cost us a game recently??

  330. Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    IBB to load the bases, wasn’t about not pitching to Bautista, just wanted to load the bases for Robertson.

  331. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Come on Robertson, throw strikes!!!

  332. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    When will we win a close game late?.

  333. blake September 16th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Houdini saved Derek’s bacon there…..

  334. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Livin’ dangerously…….DRob the magician.

  335. Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    drats, now they will lose on a walk off, like usual

  336. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Frozen Rope September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    IBB to load the bases, wasn’t about not pitching to Bautista, just wanted to load the bases for Robertson.
    _________________

    LOL Yup Joe figure that with the bases loaded DRob would get out of the inning clean for sure.

  337. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good job by Robertson and Girardi. You can’t let vitamins beat you in that spot.

  338. muddyduck September 16th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Just hope Houdini’s got some magic left for the postseason.

  339. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    D-Rob makes it interesting again. Lol.

    Hitting behind Bautista in the lineup is a lot of pressure. The responsibility is basically on him to come through.

  340. blake September 16th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Longoria just made an incredible play to save at least a couple runs

  341. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I hope Girardi pinch hits Montero for Posada. Someone wake up the offense!!!

  342. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 16th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    The Ghost says…

    this team is understandably tired.

    Win tonight, give all the regulars a full day off tomorrow and come back strong on Sunday, they need it.

  343. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Man is Pedrioa bald..he just took off his helmet,holy smokes..what is he, 30??

  344. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Valdes and Logan??? Oh great..

  345. JM September 16th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Gotta score here guys….don’t want to go to extras….

  346. jacksquat September 16th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    acksquat September 16th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    I don’t think one should automatically blame CC’s struggles on getting 5 days rest.
    ———–

    I’m pretty sure CC doesn’t like pitching on 5 days rest, and that’s been the case for many years.

    I know that, but I just said it should not be automatically assumed it’s the cause of his problems. It’s the end of the year, he could just be tired, even with extra rest. He could have another injury and we aren’t being told. Could just be problems with mechanics. Could be anything.

  347. Chase September 16th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I’ve never seen such horrendous umpiring than the one in the Rays-Red Sox game.

    HP umpire, Wendelstadt is calling balls in other batters box strikes against Rays all night and they also missed crucial tags at second on a steal that led to the leading run right now.

    Now they got Damon on a swinging strike even though he was hit and I don’t believe he went.

    This game would be dramatically different if these calls weren’t so blatantly one-sided. Gross.

  348. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Bard pitching once again for Sox…the new Scott Proctor?

  349. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Chase……totally agree, the Red Sox announcers called a pitch to a Rays batter outside,a ball….but the ump called it a strike…unreal..

  350. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    c’mon bats we really suck in extra innings esp on the road

  351. JM September 16th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Logan and Valdes warming? Gulp

  352. b_widmer2 September 16th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    It’d be really nice to see a Yankee get on base sometime after the 6th inning…

  353. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    These guys are exhausted. I hate to say it but I don’t see them scoring another run tonight unless someone hits a homerun.

  354. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Logan and Valdes warming? Gulp
    ————-

    Pick your poison lol

  355. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Time for Procty or Boony to lose another one.

  356. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    What is it with this team and not being able to put up any runs after the 6th inning?? This is like the anti-2009 team.

    I fear for them in the playoffs.

  357. Chase September 16th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Maddon got thrown out because he just couldn’t stand there to watch his team be taken such advantage of all night.

    The Sox announcers are the biggest homers, they NEVER call anything objectively and never show replays of anything that is against the red sox. Like when they’re tagged out but called safe or when they are given walks even though strike 3 is thrown down the plate.

  358. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    That defensive miscue in the 1st inning is looming.

  359. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    It’s a scary time whenever Logan has a ball in his hand

  360. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    great, just great

  361. egk September 16th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Loogie for the Yankees simply has no meaning this year. Logan just sucks against lefthanders.

  362. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    And there goes the game. Worthless F’in Boone. Christ. What a craphead.

  363. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Boone sucks..he has been on borrowed time for two years.

  364. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    There goes the game. Thanks Boony and Binder Joe.

  365. GoldGlove9486 September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Lots of people talking about their concern with facing Tampa in ALCS. How are we going to get there if no one on the team hits in the clutch? This team died when Granderson died.

  366. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Logan. Lol. Been saying all year Cashman screwed up and it’ll cost us in Oct. This was so obvious it’s ridiculous

  367. Yogi Mantle September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Shocker that Logan gives up a double. I’m right handed and I think I could pitch as effectively left handed as Logan does.

  368. GoldGlove9486 September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Yanks haven’t had a base runner since the Swisher single in the sixth. Were they really winning the game anyway?

  369. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks Boony and Binder Joe.

  370. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Girardi in Sept is hard to watch manage. He has basically punted last 2 years the month

  371. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Wow that is surprising a 2 strike meatball…What a shock….

    Every righty in the Yankees bullpen is better than Logan but of course Mr. Overmanaging keeps going back to him. Why is Logan in the game before Wade or Noesi? Joey binder is so clueless.

  372. Jerzz September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    It is amazing how thin the bullpen is outside of the top 2. Throw Hughes in there and see if he can be that other guy.

  373. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    really nice play by Chavy

  374. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    They better get CC on schedule or it’ll be a short Oct

  375. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    We all know what would have happened if Nunez was at 3B

  376. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Here’s comes the man with the final home run in old Yankee Stadium..

  377. Niblick September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    With CC pitching as poorly as he is, and the team so “tired”, I’m worried about the playoffs.

  378. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Teams fear us. Ayala, Logan, Wade, Laffey and Proctor. Scary, very scary.

  379. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Jerzz September 16th, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    It is amazing how thin the bullpen is outside of the top 2. Throw Hughes in there and see if he can be that other guy.
    ——–

    Huh? Have you been watching the team this season?

  380. Yogi Mantle September 16th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    The Red Sox umpiring staff is doing all it can to give the win to the RS tonight.

    TB pitchers throw to the exact same location they get a ball. A RS pitcher gets the strike. It is horrendous. I don’t blame Maddon for getting tossed. The umpiring has been worse than usual in that game.

  381. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    what kind of unusual play will we see here?

  382. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Told you!

  383. egk September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Walkoff Wade with an assist by Binder Joe.

  384. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    wade is having a bad week. :(

  385. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Great get beat by 400 pound garbage Molina

  386. syd_cash September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    is anyone shocked but that, i mean really.

  387. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Very scary.

  388. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Another one run loss…..lucky for them the Rays are only keeping this a two team race.

  389. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Always nice to lose with ur best reliever in pen. Don’t look now but Bos could be 3 out

  390. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Great job. What a bunch of worthless arms. Girardi is a moron.

  391. rr212 September 16th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    unreal. another walk off loss.

    this team is going to get smoked in the playoffs.

    Shotty starting pitching, offense relies on HR too much.

  392. GoldGlove9486 September 16th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Oh god but who will the Yankees play in the ALCS? Should I be worried? This team does nothing after the fifth inning of a game.

  393. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    The worst “best team in the league” in anyone’s memory

  394. Yogi Mantle September 16th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Great job Yankees. Just another beautiful job by the offense.

  395. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Makes sense to save Mo for what exactly?

  396. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Cashman has to release Logan and take away joey binder’s toy. He still doesn’t get the fact that just because the guy throws with his left arm that doesn’t mean he is their best option against a lefty hitter. He really is clueless when it comes to pitching.

  397. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Man, the crap some of you come up with is quite amazing. If there’s anything trouble about this team, it’s the line up, not the pen.

  398. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    bummer….good night, All. The game, again, is on Girardi and his stupid 6 man rotation. We can’t even have our ACE beat a last minute replacement starter for the lowly Blue Jays. Sick, just sick!

  399. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I love seeing proctor n Laffey n Logan etc

  400. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Boston is still 4 behind in loss column.

  401. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    If cano makes that DP in the 1st, then Mo is pitching the 9th

  402. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    boone logan and vazquez for melky, dunn, and vizciano. the trade that keeps on paying off.

    boone logan SUCKS.

    btw tex sucks. he got a big hit game 3 or so against minny in 2008…

    245.. grandy is not winning any mvp he is barely hitting 260, gardner in the toildet.

    but hey alax will be back soon. alex is a woosie…….

  403. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    How Cashman didn’t get a Loogy is beyond me. Costing us all year

  404. yanks28 September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I don’t understand what many of the posts are about here. Bring in Mo? Binder Joe? Your team has 5 hits, none after the 6th inning, a number three hitter doing his best imitation of Mark Belanger–I mean, it’s the hitting, guys. That was pathetic.

  405. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Like I said. This team is the anti-2009 team.

  406. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    These guys will be on fumes by the time the play offs come. If I was Girardi I would sit everyone tomorrow. They had no sleep last night and are making errors left and right the last couple of days.

  407. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    2011 Yankees = Total opposite of 2009 Yankees

  408. Nilsson September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    If cano makes that DP in the 1st, then Mo is pitching the 9th

    —————————————————————

    This is a very good point.

  409. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    When you get outhit 13-5 , can’t expect to win.

  410. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    in 1 run games and extra innings this team sucks. look at the record. newsflash the yare not bullying teams for 10 runs in the playoffs…

    grandy, tex, gardner, martin, in coma’s…………………

  411. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Man, the crap some of you come up with is quite amazing. If there’s anything trouble about this team, it’s the line up, not the pen.

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

    Really? Wade, Laffey, Ayala, Proctor and Logan?

    Let me guess, you have some stats from May to show us.

  412. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Wade has come back to earth the last two games.

  413. RYUKINGDOM September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I’m not worried. We have that steady throwing shortstop who is an excellent leadoff guy.

  414. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    The lineup is overrated. It’s a HR or bust offense. They got 2 300 hitters. If they don’t hit homers they dint score.

  415. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Will the “braintrust” even think of moving Teix down to at least 5th ?

  416. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    yanks28 September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    “…….a number three hitter doing his best imitation of Mark Belanger.”

    ***********

    Very funny!

  417. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    yanks28 September 16th, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    I don’t understand what many of the posts are about here. Bring in Mo? Binder Joe? Your team has 5 hits, none after the 6th inning, a number three hitter doing his best imitation of Mark Belanger–I mean, it’s the hitting, guys. That was pathetic.
    ———-

    The hitting and CC’s poor performance.

    These one run loses aren’t come from the pen, it’s definitely the hitting.

  418. stuart a September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    the only 1 hitting at the moment is cano.. rest of the team not to good..

    cc has been a 3 for about 7 starts or more…..

    girarid has no clue.

    logan sucks he had a 3 or 4 week revival mid season but he is back to whom he is.

    pedro feliciano not pitching is a killer…………..

  419. b_widmer2 September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    This is ridiculous. We sit here and watch the same game night after night. Offense gets 2 or 3 runs in the middle innings thanks to 1 HR, but then they pack it in during the late innings and eventually Logan, Wade, or Ayala give up a few hits and a run. Why can’t the Yankees string 2 or 3 hits together ever in an inning?

  420. bruceb September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    How many freaking walk-off wins is this team going to give up this season? Once again, the pathetic offense failed to put anything together in the latter innings of the game. Not much point in getting out of jams if your offense is going to respond with a great big duck egg. CC Sabathia against Dustin neverheardofhim and we still lose. Going to be a rough ride before we clinch a play-off place, or maybe it’s still IF we clinch a play-off place.

  421. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    These games r y they need to end this 6 man rotation n put Highes back in pen. He’s going there in playoffs anyway. They need the power arm there. And CC needs regular work.

  422. Red Robin September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Overall, a bad day in the history of humanity.

  423. yanks28 September 16th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Yes, I do think the problem is specifically Teixeira. No quality team has EVER won a championship with a number three hitter who bats .240. I’d say we should bury him deeper in the order, but if you put Cano in the 3-hole, where does Granderson hit? You don’t want to pair lefties. In short, Teixeira is killing the team’s offense.

  424. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Man, the crap some of you come up with is quite amazing. If there’s anything trouble about this team, it’s the line up, not the pen.

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

    Really? Wade, Laffey, Ayala, Proctor and Logan?

    Let me guess, you have some stats from May to show us.
    ————-

    I hate to break it to you, but there are only a small handful of pens better than ours.

  425. Bryan September 16th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Boone Logan crapping the bed as usual

  426. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Watching Tex hit is painful. Especially left handed.

  427. RYUKINGDOM September 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Jansen for the Jays and Boone Logan and a few other misfits. Rest my case.

  428. Yanks78 September 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    “I don’t understand what many of the posts are about here. Bring in Mo? Binder Joe? Your team has 5 hits, none after the 6th inning, a number three hitter doing his best imitation of Mark Belanger–I mean, it’s the hitting, guys. That was pathetic.”

    Something that needs to be said – the offense is to blame for the majority of the games we have lost as of late.

    Next someone is going to be complaining that he didn’t bring Betances in that spot

  429. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Uh, Bruce…..you realize that Tampa has to basically sweep all seven games against us to have any chance of making the playoffs, right?

  430. bruceb September 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Sorry, Dustin neverheardof him with a 9.00 ERA. Any chance the bats wake up tomorrow?

  431. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Having Logan as ur loogy is a killer

  432. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Cano can easily follow Granderson. Both can hit lefties & bringing in a lefty pitcher is not an advantage.

  433. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Blame the offense all u want but our ace was brutal again tonight. U win with SP

  434. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Play the AAA team tomorrow and rest the regulars if they’re so tired. With a pathetic pen outside I’d DRob, Mo and maybe Sori, might was well give those vets a rest.

  435. fantasygame101 September 16th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    needs cc to get going again. need for him to be dominant again in his few remaining regular season starts.

  436. b_widmer2 September 16th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    The bats will wake up for 1 game, score 11 runs, and then follow that up with more efforts like tonight.

  437. Ace September 16th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Clueless Joe isn’t changing batting orders. Do forget it

  438. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Tough loss. The good news is that the Yanks’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot will go down by one tonight.

  439. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Said it a couple days ago and I’ll say it again, this thing ain’t over yet !

    Tampa will be tough and so will sucks.

  440. AZ88 September 16th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    5 walkoff losses in the last 9 games

  441. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    without the Twins to look forward to this year, this is sure starting to look like a one-and-done October…time is running out for the deadspots in their lineup to get that “timing” back

  442. bruceb September 16th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    How many men did the Jays leave on base tonight. Let’s be honest, we had our butts kicked apart from the Chavez homer.

  443. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    CC was given a 4-1 lead and blew it….End of story..

  444. RYUKINGDOM September 16th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Even as I am cussing out CC and his last few outings, he’s basically kept up in the game. If he’s on his game or in the middle of the road, I’ll go with him anytime.

  445. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Yes, every loss in the worst loss in team history, destroying our chances of ever winning the World Series again.

    Sounds like Boston sports radio to me.

  446. AZ88 September 16th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    If their ace continues to pitch like this and the offense continues to hit like this, it doesn’t matter what “binder Joe” does.

    How about the offense put a hurting on someone for a change? Aside from King Felix, who have they really hit well this whole month?

  447. Yankees_Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Joe Girardi is winning inspite of himself. How can you bring up Logan, Laffey, Proctor and Ayala in a tied game and expect to win one-run games in the latter innings.

    If those are the guys we are using in the postseason, don’t expect much.

  448. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    You want Binder Joe to bat 2 lefties back to back? Yeah ok good luck with that one.

  449. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hassey, I don’t know why you think this is the worst best record ever. This team’s offense is far superior to last years, and that team won 95 games. I think last years team was way, way more frustrating than this year’s version.

  450. AZ88 September 16th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    “CC was given a 4-1 lead and blew it….End of story..”

    Precisely. Continuing his 6 week stretch of mediocrity. Opponents are averaging, what, 10-12 baserunners a game against him since the beginning of August?

  451. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Maybe Girardi gets smart and let’s Montero play tomorrow….once they clinch, Jorge can play as much as he wants…

  452. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    The problem with the lineup is without Arod there aren’t enough impact and game changing bats in the lineup. Tex is an automatic out and Granderson has been a homerun or strike out guy recently. So that leaves you with Cano, Jeter, Swish and some magic from Montero, Chavez or Jones when they play. Gardner and Martin have done very little the last month or so. So it makes sense why they struggle to be consistent.

  453. the vaunted chris September 16th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    The only thing joe girardi is guilty of would be leaving mo sitting on the bench, unused in these games. He can’t hit and he is running out the same relievers they have won games with all year..overreaction city..the mo thing is inexcusable to anyone with a brain

  454. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Yankees_Fan September 16th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Joe Girardi is winning inspite of himself. How can you bring up Logan, Laffey, Proctor and Ayala in a tied game and expect to win one-run games in the latter innings.

    If those are the guys we are using in the postseason, don’t expect much.

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

    Is that Girardi’s fault? Or Cashman’s for dealing him those cards to play.

  455. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    How, pray tell ,is this bunch of exhausted athletes ever going to be able to play at 1:00 tomorrow??

  456. bruceb September 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    AZ88 September 16th, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    5 walkoff losses in the last 9 games

    Perhaps we should let AJ throw a few pies for our opponents?

  457. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    The problem with the lineup is without Arod there aren’t enough impact and game changing bats in the lineup.
    ——–

    I’d say the problem is this line up is designed for A-Rod. With little time left in the season, it seems highly unlikely Girardi will break it down to make it work its best. I think he’ll just stick with it and hope the guys snap back into it.

  458. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Straw – Well, I’m just saying that it’s shocking they somehow have maintained the best record in the AL for so long this year. I think last year’s pitching was worse but hitting was better (hard to believe I’m saying that, because our lineup last year disappeared alot too). They weren’t truly painful to watch until very late in the season. Win or lose, this year’s team is like rubbing Purell into your retinas, since end of April

  459. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    # Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    The problem with the lineup is without Arod there aren’t enough impact and game changing bats in the lineup. Tex is an automatic out and Granderson has been a homerun or strike out guy recently. So that leaves you with Cano, Jeter, Swish and some magic from Montero, Chavez or Jones when they play. Gardner and Martin have done very little the last month or so. So it makes sense why they struggle to be consistent.

    ===========================Just a gut feeling, but I don’t expect A-Rod to help much the rest of the way. He really hasn’t been hot much when he’s played.

  460. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    When your ace struggles on extra rest and you continue to pitch him on extra rest your a moron. Especially when your reason is because you have to pitch a head case just because of his contract.

  461. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Saying that, someone netter step up !

  462. the vaunted chris September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Baseball managers don’t do much..I love how he is getting most of the blame

  463. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Saying that, someone better step up !

  464. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    time for Girardi to pull a play out of Kirk Gibson’s playbook and rip the team for not finding a way to stop losing walkoffs…

  465. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    # Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    When your ace struggles on extra rest and you continue to pitch him on extra rest your a moron. Especially when your reason is because you have to pitch a head case just because of his contract.
    ===============================================

    Again, I agree with the mishandling of CC

  466. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Where do you guys want to use Mo and who would you have close the game….comments like that show a complete lack of baseball knowledge.

  467. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Mo is the closer, he’s proven that. Just hasn’t been great out of that role.

  468. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    When your ace struggles on extra rest and you continue to pitch him on extra rest your a moron. Especially when your reason is because you have to pitch a head case just because of his contract.
    ————-

    I really don’t think Girardi has the authority to just give up on AJ. There’s a General Manager, and then ownership that he has to deal with. Anyone who’s worked in, you know, any form of organization, appreciates the idea of bureaucracy. That’s just the reality of it, Girardi can’t change it.

    Plus the guy can show returns. If he purely sucked as much as Kei Igawa, things would be different. He’s actually not that bad.

  469. ET September 16th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Can’t blame Girardi for this Hughes/Burnett mess. That is an order from above. And it stemmed from Cashman’s inability or refusal to make a decision on one of Burnett/Hughes. He’s acting like he is choosing between Jon Smoltz and Greg Maddux here. He is choosing between two inconsistent pitchers, neither of whom will help the rotation in October.

  470. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    “vaunted” chris… You apparently have no idea that games are managed differently on the road than they are at home…who do you want to close an extra inning game, Aaron Laffey?

  471. DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Maybe ARod will make it back by Halloween??

  472. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Sorry, I vote AJ is BAD BAD BAD BAD ! And I hope to high above that’s he’s dumped on someone after this year !!! He just can’t do it here !

  473. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Hey Chad, can you ask Girardi why he’s such a tool and Logan why he stinks lately?

  474. Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I really don’t think Girardi has the authority to just give up on AJ.
    ————

    Ok then take Hughes out of the rotation instead. My problem isn’t leaving AJ in the rotation it’s having both of them in the rotation and staying with the 6 man. It’s messing up everyone else and they need to end it.

  475. Hassey September 16th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    “more thoughts on CC after the break”? How about this – he’s too fat to handle an entire season’s workload at peak performance…not like he could years ago

  476. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Not that upset about this loss as long as Yanks take next two…..and need to win Monday’s makeup against the Twins as that is the extra 1/2 game.

  477. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    The only reason Logan is even on this team is because of Marte’s injury last year. He is on borrowed time. Joe’s over reliance on him is a problem, one of the few beefs I have in his handling of the pen.

  478. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Captain Clutch September 16th, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    I really don’t think Girardi has the authority to just give up on AJ.
    ————

    Ok then take Hughes out of the rotation instead. My problem isn’t leaving AJ in the rotation it’s having both of them in the rotation and staying with the 6 man. It’s messing up everyone else and they need to end it.
    ——–

    I agree that CC should be pitching on regular rest, bottom line. I think shuffling everyone around him and keeping up a 6 man rotation has its benefits. I’d also say that neither Colon or Garcia are measurably more suited for the playoffs than Hughes.

    It is Girardi’s job to pull the right strings, and the team has had a rough time of it as of late, that’s for sure.

  479. 4 NYY September 16th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    # DocTodd September 16th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Maybe ARod will make it back by Halloween??
    ==================================

    If so, do we call him the “Candy Man” ? Or Mr. November ?

  480. RadioKev September 16th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    The only reason Logan is even on this team is because of Marte’s injury last year. He is on borrowed time. Joe’s over reliance on him is a problem, one of the few beefs I have in his handling of the pen.
    ———–

    Logan’s had his moments, and he had a pretty good streak of outings going. Wasn’t he shutting down Red Sox lefties?

    Wade was the one that gave up the hit. Flaherty rightly questioned the pitch selection. Why even throw up and away when you’re looking for a ground ball?

  481. TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Kev-

    I think Wade missed his spot there…

  482. LockDown September 16th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Yesp, Martin set up low & away. wade missed it :(

  483. fantasygame101 September 16th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    granderson, tex, cc, logan, wade, arod needs to get going. And there is aj and hughes problem.

  484. MTU September 16th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Jose Moiina should be hung from the gallows as a traitor.

    I’m going to turn in.

    Night all.

  485. Ghostwriter September 16th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    TheStraw September 16th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    The only reason Logan is even on this team is because of Marte’s injury last year. He is on borrowed time. Joe’s over reliance on him is a problem, one of the few beefs I have in his handling of the pen.
    ================
    What over-reliance? Logan has been getting it done, and Joe has been using him. If Logan was costing us lots of games, you might have a point, but he’s been pretty consistent, and pretty good for the Yanks this year.

  486. ET September 16th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Girardi says CC going on regular turn next time.

  487. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    What a pleasant game blog tonight with the usual troublemakers and blowhards absent. Loved it!

  488. theREALkevin September 16th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    It really is amazing to see how far Teixeira has fallen. He’s not even old yet. Pitchers used to be SCARED of this guy. What the hell has happened?

  489. pat September 16th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    “In his postgame Maddon called work of HP ump Wendelstedt “one-sided” said his calls were “egregious.”"

    That will cost him $

  490. West Coast Yankee Fan September 16th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Teixeira is in decline at the plate. Four years in a row is certainly a large enough sample size to be able to draw that conclusion.

    2008 – .308/.410/.552/.962

    2009 – .292/.383/.565/.948

    2010 – .256/.365/.481/.846

    2011 – .246/.339/.492/.831

  491. REZ12 September 16th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    At this point, Tex is nothing more than a handsomely-paid Carlos Pena

  492. sunny615 September 16th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Tomorrows lineup

    Gardner CF
    Montero DH
    Jones LF
    Chavez 3B
    Nunez SS
    Dickerson RF
    Laird 1B
    Pena 2B
    Romine C

    Woot!!!

  493. Bret The Hitman September 16th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Tex’s downswing correlates with the increased steroid testing and HgH testing along with increased public outcry against steroid use in America’s favorite past time. Just sayin’.

  494. AZ88 September 16th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Tex’s decline along with A-Rod being a shell of himself might make it necessary to sign Price this winter

  495. P September 17th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    theREALkevin September 16th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    It really is amazing to see how far Teixeira has fallen. He’s not even old yet. Pitchers used to be SCARED of this guy. What the hell has happened?
    ————————————————————————————————-

    K Long has said its Tex’s bat speed ts rapidly slowing down/

  496. Bret The Hitman September 17th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I think it would a tough pill to swallow for ownership to go into next season with the expectation that Tex could hit in the .240′s throughout 2012 and A-rod might appear in fewer than 100 games while there’s no guarantee everything else will again work out to help balance their declining production in the middle of the order.

  497. Bret The Hitman September 17th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    edit: counterbalance

  498. stuart a September 17th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    jorge had a nice game tonight. like the hustle in the 7th or 8th running to first!!!!!!!

    the guy has the worst baseball instincts this side of eduardo nunez.

    the batting order against lefties should be; jeter, grandy, cano, arod, tex, swisher, montero, martin, and gardner

    against righties I move tex behind swisher to 6th in the order. They would never do thayt it would be to much of an insult to huck finn and his 245 BA and less then 500 slugging %. Texiera has been horrible, he has 100 rbi’s despite his lack of productivity….lefty he is horrbile…….

  499. P September 17th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    maybe Arod will comeback and get got for the postseason.. i/this team sure missed his bat this year!! yet we are still 3.5 games in first.

  500. Nilsson September 17th, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Trying to tie PED testing to Teixeira’s batting decline the last few years doesn’t make sense.

    I think what makes more logic is what others have been saying. Tex’s hitting mechanics from the left side has changed since he joined NY. If you look at his hitting spray charts since 2009, he has become an exclusive pull hitter against RHP.

    The lure of the short porch may be a contributing factor.

    Tex’s problem is mechanical and is correctable. He’s 31 years old and healthy. Let’s see what he does in the offseason to correct it before we sign off on his baseball obituary.

  501. P September 17th, 2011 at 12:24 am

    How people weren’t concerned about Tex earlier is beyond me.. people would say to me that I didn’t know what I was talking about and get mad at me when I mentioned my concern for Tex. Jerkface even called me an idiot when ‘id say Tex is terrible.. and he said Tex is playing great !

    I had very high hopes for Tex.. he”s to nlame himself ! with that said he does have 37HR & 100+ RBI which aint to shabby at all. its great but 75% of the time he just stinks !!


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