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Game 150: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 17, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (90-59)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Jesus Montero DH
Brett Gardner LF
Austin Romine C

RHP Bartolo Colon (8-9, 3.55)
Colon vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (75-75)
Mike McCoy SS
Kelly Johnson 2B
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
David Cooper DH
Colby Rasmus CF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Adam Loewen LF
Jose Molina C

RHP Henderson Alvarez (1-2, 3.09)
Alvarez vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: It’s starting to get chilly here in Canada, and probably back home in New York as well.

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

KEEPING IT CLOSE: The Yankees have had eight of their past 11 games — including six on this road trip — decided by one run. They are 20-23 overall in one-run contests. Five of their past six losses have come in their opponents’ last at-bat, including four walk-off losses on the current road trip.

COMFORTABLE IN THE DOME: Nick Swisher is batting .385 (10-for-26) at Rogers Centre this season and has hit safely in each of his past 12 games in Toronto dating back to last August.

IT GETS BETTER: The Yankees are 32-16 in the second game of a series in 2011.

MAGIC NUMBER: The Yankees magic number to clinch a playoff spot is six. The magic number to clinch the AL East is 10.

UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: Base knock in Rodriguez’s first at-bat of the day.

UPDATE, 1:27 p.m.: Three straight Blue Jays hits open the bottom of the second. They’re now up 1-0, still with no outs and runners at second and third.

UPDATE, 1:35 p.m.: You’ve been wanting to see Betances. Maybe this is the day. Colon is getting knocked around here in the second inning. The Blue Jays are up 4-0 and still have a runner at third with two outs.

UPDATE, 1:55 p.m.: So Colon got knocked around in the second, then breezed through the middle of the order in the third.

UPDATE, 2:07 p.m.: Very nice catch by Rasmus, and Cano’s doubled off at second, costing the Yankees a run. They got one that inning, but it’s still a 4-1 Blue Jays lead.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Colon is finished after four innings. Here’s Proctor with a 6-1 Blue Jays lead in the fifth.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: Rodriguez just smoked a line drive home run to left. It’s his second hit of a game, a three-run shot that pulls the Yankees within 6-5.

UPDATE, 2:57 p.m.: Laffey pitches a scoreless sixth and the Yankees are still within one heading into the final three innings. They’re into the Blue Jays bullpen.

UPDATE, 3:17 p.m.: Granderson breaks out of his slump right when the Yankees needed him. His two-run homer in the seventh as pushed the Yankees into the lead, 7-6.

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289 Responses to “Game 150: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. Jerkface September 17th, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Its crazy that A-rod is batting 5th but Tex never leaves the 3 spot.

  2. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    “If, as is commonly surmised, CC is too strong, because the 6-man rotation is giving him too much rest, then why would having him throw a few extra pitches be a bad thing?”

    ***********

    Because the commonly surmised is often wrong. Sabathia has thrown 230 innings.

    “Girardi revealed that Sabathia actually asked for an extra day of rest heading into his Sept. 10 start against Anaheim.”

  3. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    “Five of their past six losses have come in their opponents’ last at-bat, including four walk-off losses on the current road trip.”

    This sentence doesn’t seem to make sense. If five losses have come on their opponents’ last at-bat, then wouldn’t all five of these losses have been walk-off losses on the road?

  4. Salliedogs7 September 17th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Go Colon. Go Yanks.

  5. LGY September 17th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Ghost

    I replied to you in the last thread.

  6. Benny Blanco September 17th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    97?? Wow!!

  7. Benny Blanco September 17th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Grandy with the bunt

  8. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    ” D. Jeter grounded out to shortstop ”

    I think he did the same last night to open the game.

  9. b_widmer2 September 17th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Nice to see Grandy doing something different. Hopefully the slump is over.

  10. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Love that left-handed Tex!

  11. Benny Blanco September 17th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Unreal. Tex is just killing us. I like Tex but he’s killing us.

  12. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    LGY,

    I thought CC was fatigued. I noticed it during the angels game (2 starts after the redsox game). It wasn’t just control issues here & there, but how he was throwing. I do wonder if that redsox game really sucked some life out of him or if like “coming down off a high”. I also notice that Lester struggled in his 2nd start after that series (4IP 111pitches)

  13. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Nice bunt by grandy… but Teix :(

  14. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Hey, the DP is a nice change of pace from the pop-up. Keepin’ it fresh.

  15. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Tex is a gigantic problem. The Yanks can keep ignoring it all they want but it has to be addressed By Cashman and Long in the off season. You can guarantee if Granderson starts off the play offs hot they will pitch around him to get to Tex. He should be batting 5th not Arod.

  16. egk September 17th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Yay, Tex, the better fielding Jason Giambi. HR Or bust.

  17. JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    eboland11 Teixeira now in a 1-for-16 slump

    Sigh

  18. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    6 pitch inning

  19. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    LGY September 17th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Ghost

    I don’t think he is too strong. Personally I don’t think the extra rest has anything to do with it but I thought the argument was that he is out of his routine, not too strong…
    =================

    Okay. That makes sense. I’ve heard both theories advanced. Here are the theories I’ve heard advanced:
    1.) six man rotation–he’s too strong.
    2.) six-man rotation–he’s off routine.
    3.) He’s overworked (on track for Over 260 IP this year.)
    4.) Being sent out after second rain delay in Tampa screwed him up somehow.

    Obviously there is some overlap between the first two and the second two hypotheses. For my part, I don’t know what to think. I tend to think that he has been over-worked somewhat–fatigue tends to deleterious impact on control, and his command has been the problem.

  20. LGY September 17th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I really hope the Yankees face the Rangers and all their LHP in the first round.

  21. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    “Five of their past six losses have come in their opponents’ last at-bat, including four walk-off losses on the current road trip.”

    one loss at home.

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    This will be Sabathia’s 5th consecutive season with more than 230 IP.

  23. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    “Five of their past six losses have come in their opponents’ last at-bat, including four walk-off losses on the current road trip.”

    one loss at home.
    ==============

    If the loss was at home, then it couldn’t have come in the opponents’ las aat-bat, because the home team would get their turn at bat.

  24. b_widmer2 September 17th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Wasn’t that 2 rain delay game against Seattle?

  25. JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    But it would still be the opponents’ last at-bat, right? It doesn’t say the last at-bat of the game.

  26. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    If the opponent scores in their last AB and goes ahead and you do not score in your last AB, the opponent won by scoring in their last AB. It’s not a walkoff.

  27. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    What in the world is Cano doing? It looks like he has sleeping through the last 2 days.

  28. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    A very good NYTimes article on the 1941 season in baseball:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09.....2&hpw

  29. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    b_widmer2 September 17th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Wasn’t that 2 rain delay game against Seattle?

    —–

    Yeah, I think that’s right. I misspoke.

  30. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    But it would still be the opponents’ last at-bat, right? It doesn’t say the last at-bat of the game.
    JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    If the opponent scores in their last AB and goes ahead and you do not score in your last AB, the opponent won by scoring in their last AB. It’s not a walkoff.
    ====

    Good point. Thanks!

  31. kd September 17th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    arod!

  32. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Did anyone notice Alex’s “tape ring”?

  33. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I guess its going to be a DP happy day. :(

  34. JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    They have missed Alex’s bat…

    #statingtheobvious

  35. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Two DP’s in Two innings; At this rate the Yankees will have 9 hits and the pitcher will face the minimum number of batters and throw 60 pitches.

  36. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    They have to do a better job locating to Lind

  37. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Here we go. Another in the loss column today unless the bats unexpectedly wake up.

  38. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I just sat down after heating up some lunch & they score and no outs. wth happened? :?

  39. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The silver lining … at least it will be a blow out instead of a one-run, walk-off loss.

  40. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Here we go. Another in the loss column today unless the bats unexpectedly wake up.

    ———————————————-

    no need to keep on watching then right?

  41. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Chad, what is Colon’s ERA for his last 10 starts?

  42. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Time for the bats to wake up. I say we score a lot of runs & win this!!!! :D

  43. 38HotDogs September 17th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    This team is mentally dead – I hope they can snap out of it by playoff time – but the whole team has checked out this week

  44. luis September 17th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hi everyone,

    just got in…Colon’s velocity seems to be down

  45. 38HotDogs September 17th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    And he walks a pitcher….sigh

  46. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    It’s his command. Fastballs left over the plate. He doesn’t have blow-away stuff.

  47. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Where is Harry Wendelstadt when you need him?

  48. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I really wouldn’t be surprised if Colon is in the bullpen for the play offs. He is running out of gas and his stuff isn’t fooling anyone anymore. Batters have adjusted to him and are sitting on his fastball and he is getting hammered. I think if he was going to start in the play offs Girardi would of rested him down the stretch.

  49. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    It’s time to warm up Noesi. Everyone knew Colon was going to run out of gas eventually and it looks like it has finally happened.

  50. luis September 17th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I didn’t see that one coming

  51. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    maybe the rotation’s struggles have something to do with Joe’s moronic 6 man rotation

  52. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Face the truth. We have a really questionable rotation and bullpen heading into the post-season where dominant pitching wins.

  53. JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    The problem is, with the way the offense has been going, that seems like a huge deficit to make up…..

  54. TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Unfortunately, the rotation has picked a bad time to regress…..luckily the small cushion they had is for the time being preventing the Yankees from having to enter panic mode. But they heed to win some games here. This is starting to look an awful lot like last September.

  55. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Face the truth. We have a really questionable rotation and bullpen heading into the post-season where dominant pitching wins.

    ———————————————

    Texas made it to the series with the same amount of dominant pitching we have. 1

  56. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Kay questioning safety squeeze? with the current state of the Yankees offense maybe Girardi should take a page from Toronto’s playbook.

  57. egk September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    This team doesn’t have a single starter, including CC, that looks good heading in to the playoffs. Thank Cashman and Girardi for this 6 man rotation of all mediocre pitchers. CC will need to be in shape to pitch on 3-4 days rest in the playoffs and he won’t be after this half-assed 6 man rotation they came up with.

  58. ron September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    CC & nova are the 1 & 2 starters in the playoffs.

    Anything after that is anyones guees,even girardi’s at this point.

  59. luis September 17th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Triple,

    Better to have the struggles now than in the PS……I hope they come out of it in time to win it all

  60. TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hopefully the rotation straightens itself out before the playoffs start.

  61. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Thank Cashman and Girardi for this 6 man rotation of all mediocre pitchers.

    ——————————————-

    Yanks are third overall in pitching in the AL

  62. JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Unfortunately, the rotation has picked a bad time to regress…..luckily the small cushion they had is for the time being preventing the Yankees from having to enter panic mode. But they heed to win some games here. This is starting to look an awful lot like last September.

    ______________________

    Yep….the team looks very tired. Their schedule has been brutal but they’re going to have to gut it out. No more off days and it would be nice for the last series against the Rays to be meaningless so that Joe can rest guys.

  63. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Face the truth. We have a really questionable rotation and bullpen heading into the post-season where dominant pitching wins.

    ———————————————

    Texas made it to the series with the same amount of dominant pitching we have.

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

    That has zero to do with this year and this team and our reality.

  64. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    The Blue Jays are a bad match-up for Colon. He won’t have to face them in the post-season. There’s no reason to panic.

  65. TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Triple-

    That’s true, but they seem to have not pitched well since the Hurricane series with the Orioles.

  66. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Tigers have 1 dominant starter. Texas has no dominant starters and Boston has 2 but right now they aren’t pitching that way. Remind me again why we can’t get to the series?

  67. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Why are they a bad match-up specifically? Texas or Detroit or Boston are better match-ups?

  68. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    LOL
    ————-

    BloggingBombers
    Stay tuned, Yankees fans. Today could be the day that Brackman and/or Betances get to make their debuts.

  69. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Tigers have 1 dominant starter.

    They have two .

  70. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    That has zero to do with this year and this team and our reality.

    ——————————————————

    You just said dominant pitching wins in the playoffs and I had to go back oh so long as last year to prove that incorrect. Texas bats carried them to the series

  71. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    They have two .

    ——————————–

    Care to name them?

  72. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Tigers have 1 dominant starter. Texas has no dominant starters and Boston has 2 but right now they aren’t pitching that way. Remind me again why we can’t get to the series?

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

    Who are you talking to? I didn’t say we can’t get to the series. I said. “We have a really questionable rotation and bullpen heading into the post-season where dominant pitching wins.” That seems like a pretty factual statement to me.

    Or do you lose that many walk-off games in such a short period of time because your bullpen is lights out?

  73. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    CB Buckner behind the plate is always interesting. Rarely correct calls, but interesting.

  74. JM September 17th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    If the Yankees offense performs as well as it’s capable of in the postseason, they can get to the World Series. That’s a big if, though. I am more worried about the offense laying an egg in the playoffs, actually.

  75. TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Texas made it to the series with the same amount of dominant pitching we have.

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

    That has zero to do with this year and this team and our reality.

    I think his point is that if the bats get going, it will overcome pitching struggles. The Giants didn’t pitch particularly well in the WS, but their offense woke up…the point is that you cannot always assume that teams with dominant pitchers will pitch dominantly in the post season.

    There is really no team with a dominant total staff in the AL anyhow, except maybe Tampa, and they are a longshot at this point.

  76. luis September 17th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    WC,

    Our bullpen has been outstanding, we have lost the games when we have had to resort to the middle relievers…..most loses have to be put on the offense incapabilty to score some runs, and it has happened because the team is really tired….I would give a day off to all regulars for one game

  77. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    That has zero to do with this year and this team and our reality.

    ——————————————————

    You just said dominant pitching wins in the playoffs and I had to go back oh so long as last year to prove that incorrect. Texas bats carried them to the series.

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

    Really???? I wasn’t aware Texas won the World Series. I though San Francisco did with a great pitching staff that allowed 2.4 runs per game in the series.

  78. LGY September 17th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Or do you lose that many walk-off games in such a short period of time because your bullpen is lights out?

    ——————–

    Can you name a better bullpen in the American League?

  79. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Tigers have 1 dominant starter.

    —–

    Doug Fister has 2.98 ERA.

    Last 45 innings, 4 runs allowed.

  80. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Or do you lose that many walk-off games in such a short period of time because your bullpen is lights out?

    ————————————————-

    Their best relievers aren’t losing these games. The main reason they are losing those games is the offense not the 5th or 6th guys out of the pen.

    Of course it is better to have 2 dominant starters going into the playoffs but most of the teams in the AL do not have that this year. Plus I will put our top 3 guys out of the pen over anyone elses

  81. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    “The Giants didn’t pitch particularly well in the WS…”

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

    Straw – how much better can a pitching staff do? The Giants allowed Texas a paltry 2.4 runs per game and shut them out twice in five games.

  82. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Doug Fister has 2.98 ERA.

    Last 45 innings, 4 runs allowed.

    ———————————————-

    Its called a nice streak. Jarrod Washburn had a nice streak like that 2 years ago. If you think Doug Fister is a dominant starter you need to start following a different sport.

    Was Johnny Gomes a dominant hitter because he had a good month 5 years ago?

  83. TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    1996. How’d that work out for dominant pitching staff?

    Both the Yankee offense and the pitching staff are struggling right now. At least one of them needs to right itself for the team to have postseason success this year. However, I recall that the same thing happened last year….the pitching woke up against Minnesota in the ALDS but then both the pitching and offense struggle mightily against Texas.

    What I think the Yankees really need right now is to get back to NY.

  84. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Anytime Colon has a bad start everyone jumps on him because they’ve been waiting all year to be right about him not lasting the season. It’s pathetic.

    His ERA in his last 10 starts is 3.67. He’s pitching on 7 days rest thanks to Retardi. He might be a little off.

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock September 17th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    luis September 17th, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    WC,

    Our bullpen has been outstanding, we have lost the games when we have had to resort to the middle relievers…..most loses have to be put on the offense incapabilty to score some runs, and it has happened because the team is really tired….I would give a day off to all regulars for one game
    ////

    luis, part of the problem with a silly 7-8-9 LaRussa-like formula that designates one reliever per inning is that if you end up tied and into extras, you’re pitching your 5th or 6th best BP arm. Even if one of those guys blows it and it doesn’t go into extras…I’d rather let one of them go two iif they have a no sweat first inning. I really hate that Sori-DRob-Mo rigidity. I find Girardi rigid in general, very disappointing because I thought he’d be something more when we hired him….

  86. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    luis, part of the problem with a silly 7-8-9 LaRussa-like formula that designates one reliever per inning is that if you end up tied and into extras, you’re pitching your 5th or 6th best BP arm. Even if one of those guys blows it and it doesn’t go into extras…I’d rather let one of them go two iif they have a no sweat first inning. I really hate that Sori-DRob-Mo rigidity. I find Girardi rigid in general, very disappointing because I thought he’d be something more when we hired him….

    + 1

  87. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Matching up bullpens on paper with other teams in the AL has nothing to do with us succeeding in the post-season. Mo and D-Rob can go two innings combined and our starters are not giving us seven innings.

    If you believe that some combination of wade, Ayala, Logan, Procter, Noesi and Laffey can prosper in the 5th, 6th and 7th and in extra innings – you are asking a great deal.

  88. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    …I left out Soriano. Freudian slip.

  89. rr212 September 17th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    LIMPING

  90. Ghostwriter September 17th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Anytime Colon has a bad start everyone jumps on him because they’ve been waiting all year to be right about him not lasting the season. It’s pathetic.

    His ERA in his last 10 starts is 3.67. He’s pitching on 7 days rest thanks to Retardi. He might be a little off.
    =========

    Nice post. He’s also thrown 61.1 IP over that period of time. So, Basically, the guy has been giving us quality starts for the most part.

  91. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Straw,

    Spot on, if good pitching alone would win in the PS the Atlanta Braves should have won at least 4 WS….luck has also a lot to do with win it all, no doubt that good pitching will give you an advantage but you have to have luck and timely hitting…..It’s a long season and teams are bound to have ups and downs, we are just in the middle of one slump, again better to have it now than in the PS

  92. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    If you believe that some combination of wade, Ayala, Logan, Procter, Noesi and Laffey can prosper in the 5th, 6th and 7th and in extra innings – you are asking a great deal.

    ———————————————————–

    so now CC and Nova who will pitch in the majority of post season games can’t get out of the 5th or 6th inning?

    Laffey,Proctor and Noesi are getting meaningful post season innings? Really?

  93. egk September 17th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    TEX got a hit that wasn’t a HR????!!!!!

  94. LGY September 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Matching up bullpens on paper with other teams in the AL has nothing to do with us succeeding in the post-season. Mo and D-Rob can go two innings combined and our starters are not giving us seven innings.

    If you believe that some combination of wade, Ayala, Logan, Procter, Noesi and Laffey can prosper in the 5th, 6th and 7th and in extra innings – you are asking a great deal.

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

    Any real Yankee fan that has paid attention at all the past 15 years should know that come October Mo and D-Rob are not being limited to 1 inning each.

  95. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    A double for Tex??? Amazing…Save the baseball…..

  96. syd_cash September 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Nice Tex….c’mon Yankee bats

  97. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Nice hitting by Teix.

  98. TheStraw September 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    The team was facing a rigorous end of the season schedule as it was designed anyhow, but the poor weather all year, the hurricane and the Orioles uncooperativeness turned it into a gauntlet. The team is running on fumes right now. The six man rotation was done partially out of necessity, but it hasn’t helped the overall results. Hopefully they can escape here with a win or get lucky and get two, but what they really need is to win at least five of the home games.

  99. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Every time I hear “dropped the ball”, I think about the mets game :lol:

  100. tucker September 17th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    In another year or two, the Blue Jays will be the Yanks main competition in the AL East, not the Red Sox. Lots of young talent on this team, notwithstanding that misplay by Rasmus.

  101. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    JAP,

    Very good post, couldn’t agree more, and yes this BP rigidity has cost us some games.

    Tex going the other way!!!, Cano!!

  102. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    What a ridiculous post to cherry pick 1996 as an example; what on earth does that have to do with this season where everything is totally different. The personnel, the opposition, etc.

    Pitching wins in the post season the great majority of the time. That isn’t even open for debate.

  103. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Tex’s swing looked almost good on that one, like old times.

  104. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    In another year or two, the Blue Jays will be the Yanks main competition in the AL East

    ————————————————————

    Based on what, their lack of any pitching besides Romero?

  105. JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    It would be great if Teix could start one of his hot streaks right about now….Haven’t seen one in awhile.

  106. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    LGY September 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Any real Yankee fan that has paid attention at all the past 15 years should know that come October Mo and D-Rob are not being limited to 1 inning each.

    ***********

    What a nonsensical post. Is Mo the same pitcher he was 15 years ago?

  107. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Cano what on earth are you thinking????????????????????????

  108. egk September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    What a freaking Bonehead Cano is.

  109. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Cano should be pulled from this game. Even if the ball is over the head he still is able to score

  110. syd_cash September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    what the hell!!! We cannot get out of our own way. Ugly

  111. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Unbelievable…

  112. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    OMG!!!!

  113. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    wow. I don’t remember ever seeing that.

  114. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Wow.

    Cano out to lunch.

  115. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Did Cano forget how many outs there were again?

  116. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    That’s the most bone headed play of the season…Cano should be benched for that miscue

  117. Triple Short of a Cycle September 17th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    What a nonsensical post. Is Mo the same pitcher he was 15 years ago?

    ————————————————-

    Did you not understand his post?

  118. charlestonchew September 17th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    OUCH.

    That’s pretty bad.

    Let’s just pretend that didn’t happen.

  119. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Just another play to further show what a dumb player Cano is.

  120. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Cano needs a day off. Yesterday his miscue cost us a run and the game AND then this. :(

  121. yanks28 September 17th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Mindblowing.

  122. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Cano is not dumb….he is probably tired, but still unacceptable

  123. LGY September 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    What a nonsensical post. Is Mo the same pitcher he was 15 years ago?

    ———————

    Like I said. Any real Yankee fan should know that Mo won’t be limited to 1 inning in October.

  124. BIG AL September 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Cano has been attending the Posada School of Base running. Two games in a row he’s hurt this team. Cano falling into bad hadits, a shame.

  125. egk September 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Physically, Cano is the best player on this team right now. Mentally it’s a whole nother ball game.

  126. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    That could have been a huge inning. Amazingly dumb play.

  127. Carlo September 17th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Michael Kay is having a fantasic game calling things before they happen. “Cano with a deeeep drive to left”. Swisher “will score more than one run with that one”.

  128. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    LGY get lost child.

  129. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    They would have had at least another 2 runs.

  130. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    A Bobby cox or leyland definitely would of pulled cano from the game after that. He has been sleeping the last 2 days and he should be on the bench after that. Cano needs to wake up.

  131. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Big K, lets keep the game close

  132. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank September 17th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    How do you EVER run past a lead runner? Ever?!

  133. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I wonder how long a leash Girardi is going to have with Colon today. We’re only down 3 in the 4th.

  134. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    These are the kind of games that can get to 7-1 quickly when a pitcher doesn’t have it.

  135. LGY September 17th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Alright everyone have fun with the WCDB game thread sponsored by the Lohud Yankees Blog.

  136. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a play like that since pony league. That’s one for the all-time blooper reel.

  137. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Cano is dumb. He seems to think it’s okay to walk out of the batters box on grounded hits. There are at least a few plays every year where he would get to base on tougher plays or infield bobbles but he seems to want to concede the out from the get go. And his utter need for flair and flash on defense over fundamentals is sickening.

  138. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Jeter: “Is it time to panic? Heck, yeah, you’ve got to panic.”

  139. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Can we handle a 0.205 hitter?

  140. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Well, Joe? It’s 6-1 now.

  141. NYYanksFan September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Bart is throwing BP today.

  142. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Bartolo must be feeling bad for AJ, looking to give AJ a chance to be a post season ace.

  143. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Apparently Swisher’s arm still is not good. My grandmother could have launched that.

  144. Purenyyankee September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    This team needs to get their heads out of their a$$es and wake up. They are going through the motions and limping along. We should be up by 8 games. This is disgraceful. Can’t beat Baltimore and Toronto.

  145. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Well…….the gods of baseball punish the kind of plays Cano just did

  146. Hardcore Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    The worst part of Cano’s STUPID play is that there was ABSOLUTELY no need for it. Even if there was no runner on third, all he had to do was get close to third and he still would have EASILY scored by waiting if the ball was not caught. STUPID STUPID STUPID.

  147. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    That’s a tough error for Romine. It looked like the runner was in there.

  148. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Now can someone start warming up? It was obvious a long time ago that colon had nothing but of course Joey binder has to allow him to give up the game. Good job girardi.

  149. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Apropos Cano, as Billy Martin once said about Carl Yazstremski, “Best player in baseball, from the neck down.”

  150. JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    Well…….the gods of baseball punish the kind of plays Cano just did

    _______________

    Yep. This team is playing like the Mets at the moment. Oh wait, the Mets actually won a game yesterday. LOL

  151. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    What do you think Joe? 4 IP – 7 Hits – 6 Runs – figured this one out yet?

  152. sunny615 September 17th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    This team is suck

  153. sunny615 September 17th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This team is sucking so much eggs right now. Playing worse than the Red Sox. What a pathetic effort by Colon.

  154. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    What happened to Colon & that sexy 2 seamer :cry:

  155. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Girardi should pull every starter and give them the rest of the game off. But of course Joey binder wants his lineup to continue to sleep through games.

  156. pkyankfan69 September 17th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’m off to the seafood fest in Point… Hope they come back but after that sickening 4 innings of “baseball” they certainly deserve another L today.

  157. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Tom,

    Hi, was Carl Yazstremski a dumb player??

  158. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    JM,

    LMAO!!, Gardy!!

  159. El Duque September 17th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Quote:
    Tom,

    Hi, was Carl Yazstremski a dumb player??

    Quote

    I was wandering the same thing …

  160. syd_cash September 17th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    i think the Yanks whole team needs a day off….they look AWFUL collectively

  161. sunny615 September 17th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Apparently Colon needs another injection of HGH.

  162. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Yeah romine can handle major league pitching. How do you swing at the 1st pitch??!!

  163. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    luis,
    Well, he’s a Hall of Famer, but that’s what Martin said about him. Don’t know what prompted the remark.

  164. JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Romine was not really known for his bat in the minors

  165. sunny615 September 17th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    More pathetic sleepiness from the offense. What a waste. Put them all to bed. Bunch o’ geezers.

  166. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks Tom

  167. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    The offense is playing on fumes for the last 2 weeks or so. Of course girardi is the only one who hasn’t noticed that.

  168. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Romine was not really known for his bat in the minors

    Just the kind of guy Retardi loves. He’s probably Cervelli II in Joe’s eyes.

  169. austinmac September 17th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    At this moment I am glad for the concept a team is never as good as they look when winning and never as bad when losing. Right now, they can neither pitch nor hit.

  170. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    If the Yankees keep playing at this level they may have to start rooting for the RS over Tampa.

    Proctor? why not let one of the rookies pitch.

  171. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Scott Proctor, I really should just turn this game off in protest.

  172. JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Romine was not really known for his bat in the minors

    Just the kind of guy Retardi loves. He’s probably Cervelli II in Joe’s eyes.

    _____________

    But I don’t think he has Cisco’s “dreamy eyes.” ;)

  173. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Lots of corrections: First, it was Eddie Stankee who said it, and the quote said “an all-star from the neck down.” Sorry.

  174. JM September 17th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Well, Proctor….Is Joe raising the white flag? I wish Betances would get a chance to pitch at least once.

  175. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Why not Betances?? or Brackman??,

  176. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    What happened to Noesi? Does Joey binder not trust him anymore because he had some bad games against the Orioles?

  177. vblade September 17th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    The division should already have been well in hand by now, but this team continues to sleepwalk through the home stretch like they have a 12 game cushion instead of 4.

    The last thing they need is a motivated Boston team within striking distance for that last 3 game series at the Stadium.

    Either way, this game basically cements Nova’s spot as the #2 starter in the postseason. Colon is running out there on his last legs.

  178. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Nice job by the proctor-logist

  179. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    With ten in a row against the Red Sux and Tampa to close out the regular season, the Yankees better snap out of this really quickly.

  180. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    What happened to Noesi? Does Joey binder not trust him anymore because he had some bad games against the Orioles?

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

    He also got blasted 9/10 against the Angels. 2/3 of an inning, 3 Hits – 4 Runs

  181. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Maybe Grandy and Swish can lead the Renaissance!

  182. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Teix with nice hitting again.

  183. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    two hits in row to the other way!!!, that’s encouraging

  184. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I wonder if Tex worked with Long today before the game. He has been hitting the ball much better today and not worrying about pulling the ball.

  185. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I like what I have seen from Tex and Granderson today. Hopefully that is the start to a good streak for them both.

  186. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    And Tex, too.

  187. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    A couple more runs and w are in business

  188. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    A chance for Arod to do some damage here

  189. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Strategic HBP, put Cano on base

  190. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Let’s go A-Rod!!! Take him out!

  191. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    That was for your bone headed play!! lol

  192. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    A-ROD!!!!!

  193. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Cano deserved a kick in the ass, not a four-seamer.

  194. syd_cash September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    thank Alex!!! I missed you SOOOO sooo much

  195. NYYanksFan September 17th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Welcome back

  196. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    AROD!!!!!!!!!!

  197. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Smile!

  198. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Welcome back, cleanup hitter.

  199. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Go Arod…The Yanks really missed him…

  200. JimK September 17th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Now Cano’s base running error may really come back to haunt the Yankees

  201. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Tom,

    LMAO!!! that one is even better!

  202. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    BBinder is going to leave the proctologist for the bottom of the sixth

  203. ralphfl September 17th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Yup cano cost us this game we yet lose again because of either his stupid base running or Nunez and his fielding but as this whole 10 days has been we will be a $ short and a day late again in this game.

  204. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Hey all. Just going in from working out but I was listening to the game in the car. My perhaps simplistic assessment is that Joe needs to get the rotation back on a 5-day schedule. Not everyone thrives on extra rest and some pitchers work best on a standard routine. Not a lot of time left but I think it would be more helpful than hurtful for him to make what I am sure is a tough decision and relegate someone to the pen.

    I don’t have any recomendations on that. I don’t care who it is. I trust it will be a sane decision.

  205. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    This is what I was talking about earlier; when our starters don’t go deep into the game can our pen do the job? We’ll see today. Good start by Procter.

  206. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Give gardner a chance to steal?

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I haven’t read the posts but can only hope some of the rational posters are here because I know what tends to love to come out and complain when the Yankees are losing…

  208. syd_cash September 17th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    A-rod and his pop up defense ;)

  209. NYYanksFan September 17th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Alex caught 2 pop-ups today. They are winning this game.

  210. Captain Clutch September 17th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Down by a run and Girardi uses Laffey….Ouch..

  211. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Or what thrives on having something to complain about or opportunities to trash Yankee players…

  212. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Trisha,

    Good to see you around….actually it has been a nice thread

  213. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Well it appears the Scott Proctor has the ability to give the Yankees a good inning, as he has shown every time he has pitched.

    It also appears the Joe has learned to use him for just one inning.

    I’d say auditions for the postseason bullpen are ongoing.

  214. luis September 17th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Do you think Proctor has a chance to make the BP??, because i don’t

  215. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hey luis! :)

    I decided to give myself a day off after the stupidity from the other night.

    I’m happy if it’s been a good thread. Maybe the constant complainers decided not to watch!

    But I do hope Joe goes 5-man soon.

  216. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Let’s make Laffey the winning pitcher this inning.

  217. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    luis, I really don’t know. I think he has as much a chance as some of the others, but maybe not. What he has going for him is in-game and postseason experience. I think Joe likes that. But it is going to be one crowded pen! Joe has some tough decisions. And then of course he can mix and match between rounds.

  218. West Coast Yankee Fan September 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    sp-obnoxious

  219. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Trisha,

    I understand….I hope he goes to a five man rotation soon as well, what i don’t see is proctor in the BP

  220. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    The Cap’n legs it out!

  221. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Jeter!!

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    luis, you might be absolutely right. He might have Proctor around right now to help eat up innings and save some other bullets. It’s going to be an interesting watch. Even without Proctor in the mix he is going to have some tough decisions. With the starters who go to the pen added to the sure bets, there aren’t many spots left.

  223. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Trisha,

    Yup, he has four spots for the likes of Wade, Logan, Ayala, Noesi, Hughes/ Burnett/ Garcia and the rest of the pitchers, it’s not going to be easy

  224. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Is that hitch in Grandy’s swing a new thing, or is it that I just never noticed it?

  225. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    The Grandyman with a great AB. He’s baaaaaaack!

  226. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    GRandy!!!!!!!! yesd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  227. syd_cash September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    ok I think Grandy is back!!!

  228. JobaTipsHisCap September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Woooooooow

  229. vblade September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Granderson is an utter beast.

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    :)

    Looks like I brought my usual Yankee good luck with me.

    Nobody’s worried about the offense, are they?

    :D :D :D

  231. jacksquat September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    40 :)

    Nice ab.

  232. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    What hitch?

  233. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    So once Joe gets the 5-man straight, this Yankee team is good to go.

    Or spoken another way, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday…

    ;)

  234. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Whatever he is doing is working!!!!

  235. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank September 17th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Nice job Grandy, hopefully everyone heating up

  236. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Trisha,

    Yes!, you better stay around!,:)

  237. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    “Nice job Grandy, hopefully everyone heating up”

    I think they definitely needed to get their sealegs back under them after their trip to the west coast after no days off and all the stuff with hurricane Baltimore! They earned the right to be a bit logy!!!

    I wouldn’t worrry about these Yankees.

    :)

  238. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    luis – I’m not going anywhere!!

    :D

  239. P September 17th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    There’s a fine line being aggressive and impatient at the plate. I like the aggressiveness, but not the impatient first-pitch swinging crud.

    AROD AROD AROD !! (my Arod chant) I love having Alex back in the lineup, it just changes this team — for the better — in so many ways !

  240. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    How good Arod’s swing is….if you pitch outside he crushes it to right center, if you pitch him inside he crushes it to leftfield….no holes

  241. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    This means Noesi will be the winning pitcher. We’ll get’em next inning.

  242. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Robertson must be unabalible

  243. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    P – I didn’t get to watch this game from the beginning but Alvarez, to date, has been a pitcher who is able to throw a lot of strikes. Oftentimes with a pitcher who’s throwing strikes, the hitters will swing right away because if they don’t they find themselves down in the count and at the pitcher’s mercy.

  244. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I don’t know if you noticed, but is jeter arm weaker??, he doesn’t seem to have the same strength as before…

  245. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    luis,
    Remember, DRob is the 8th inning guy in the binder. Noesi looks sharp.

  246. P September 17th, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    wow is he really bringing in logan again? whats wrong with Joe.. err, nevermind.

  247. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    omingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    luis,
    Remember, DRob is the 8th inning guy in the binder. Noesi looks sharp.

    ———————————

    Yes, exactly he is using Soriano ( 7 inning guy tm ) on the eight. He did looked very good, in fact it told us a bit of information…..Noesi is going to be a big part of the PS roster

  248. sunny615 September 17th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Can the bullpen restore order?

  249. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    sunny615 September 17th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    Can the bullpen restore order?

    ——-

    You are Joking right?

  250. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I have never been a Williams fan. But there are some amazing 1941 stats in that NYTimes article :

    * He was hitless in only 22 of the 143 games he played.

    * His longest hitless stretch was seven at-bats.

    * He had just three infield hits.

  251. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Montero is just not ready for prime time.

  252. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Where’s everyone?

    Don’t blow it Soriano.

  253. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Joe is a very patient manager. He knows enough about the game to know that players go through bad stretches. However, he has the expertise around him to watch these guys and know whether they are going through bad stretches or whether they really shouldn’t be out there.

    Enjoy the rest of the game all! Going back out but will listen to the rest on the road. And oh yes – GO RAYS!!!!!

    :)

  254. P September 17th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Soriano had to get 4 strikes that at bat.. this ump is a bum !

  255. JobaTipsHisCap September 17th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    A rod is back with 3run homer, story of the day.

  256. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Sori looking very good.

    Keep the faith, Yankee fans!

  257. JobaTipsHisCap September 17th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Why Fox pick Muts vs. braves today?

    Lol

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    “A rod is back with 3run homer, story of the day.”

    Big story too! (Also a big story I guess that he and Cameron Diaz are through. Maybe he’s relieved?)

    :)

    Waiting for my ride to pick me up.

  259. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    P September 17th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Soriano had to get 4 strikes that at bat.. this ump is a bum !
    ========

    CB Buckner is ranked the worst umpire by the players. He always has a moving strike zone, which makes it tough on batters and pitchers.

  260. vblade September 17th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Soriano has been on fire his last few appearances.

  261. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    That was a very impresive outing from Sori

  262. Red Robin September 17th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Are they saying Soriano is a cheater?

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    And that’s the Soriano the Yankees figured they were signing. Great time for him to be past his injuries and any other poblems!

  264. pat September 17th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Yankees tack on 2 runs and let Jorge catch Mo for 601?

  265. hardwired7 September 17th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWugAB_ynjY

    crank it to 11

  266. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for mentioning 601! I want to tape the rest of this. I would have forgotten to do that.

  267. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    at September 17th, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Yankees tack on 2 runs and let Jorge catch Mo for 601?

    ——————————-

    That would be awesome!!!, but not likely

  268. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    602 is the one Posada catches.

  269. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    You have to wonder no matter what the score whether Girardi has plans to put Posada in to catch 602. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit, and what a moment that would be!!!!

  270. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 17th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    The Ghost says-

    It’s games like this that show what bad fans some of you are.

    Whining, complaining, wanting the best player on the team benched, pitchers pulled, calling them lazy, quitters, asleep and so on.

    You really should be Mets fans, you’ll feel right at home almost every game except the 65 times the Yankees lose each season.

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    It’s too bad that it’s Buckner behind the plate, but the zone is the zone…

  272. LockDown September 17th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Broken bat!!! :D

  273. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Ghost, I didn’t bother reading the game thread because I was afraid there would be some ugly posts…

  274. Yogi Mantle September 17th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    One Mo Time! 601 beautiful saves. One away from having the record all to himself.

  275. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    God, he makes it look so effortless.

  276. luis September 17th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    His Moness!!!!!!

  277. The Ghost of Lohud Past September 17th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Ghost, I didn’t bother reading the game thread because I was afraid there would be some ugly posts…
    —————-
    no need to read, it’s the same every time the Yankees fall behind only much worse this year than any other season since LoHud came online.

  278. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    He brings tears to my eyes.

    So happy he has his family there to watch.

    Beyond amazing.

  279. GreenBeret7 September 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    What a great job by the Yankee bullpen. 5 innings and only a walk against them. So much for the collapsing bullpen.

  280. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Ghost – I don’t want to read them. I won’t have the beauty of this team sullied by unnecessary negative posts.

    :)

  281. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    GB, you know better than to pay attention to “snapshot in times” posting.

    :)

  282. tomingeorgia September 17th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Mo is responsible for the prosperity of the wooden bat industry. Way to go, MO!
    Ghost of Lohud, they always disappear when the Yankees take the lead, and that’s usually 97 to 100 times a year. I ignore them, and even Trisha is learning to do it. Congrats, Trisha!

  283. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 17th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    tom – :)

    I guess I am educable after all!

  284. NYYanksFan September 17th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I called one right!

    NYYanksFan September 17th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Alex caught 2 pop-ups today. They are winning this game.

  285. luis September 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I just hope that he gets 602 in YS, so please a blowout tomorrow would be greatly appreciated!!

  286. igotid88 September 17th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    A-Rod!!!!

  287. igotid88 September 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Grandy!!!!

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