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The impact of Rothschild: “It doesn’t go unnoticed”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 05, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

One recurring theme of the off day press conferences at Yankee Stadium was the impact of Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Joe Girardi
In his first year with Rothschild as the Yankees pitching coach
“(His contribution) doesn’t go unnoticed in our clubhouse, because we’re with him every day and we understand the value of him every day and the job that he’s done this year. When there were so many question marks about who was going to pitch and who were going to be our starters and you look up and I think we ended up third in ERA in the American League, in a tough division and in a ballpark that can be tough to pitch in sometimes, too. So we understand his value, and he’s been extremely valuable to us.”

Ivan Nova
In his first year as a full-time big league starter has Rothschild as his coach
“He’s a tremendous pitching coach. Since Spring Training he’s been like a daddy for me. He helped me in Spring Training. He helped me throughout the season all the way. When you have a guy like that, like Larry, he knows a lot of things about this game. He’s a guy with a lot of experience. You feel more comfortable. Sometimes you are losing the game or you not feel good that day, he found a way to help you out, to keep fighting.”

Jim Leyland
Had Rothschild as his pitching coach with the Marlins in 1997
“He’s as good as it gets. He’s got a great demeanor. He’s very bright. The combination of a Major League pitching coach in today’s world has changed a little bit: You have to have a good feel for mechanics, working with guys and all of that type of stuff, but you also have to have a good feel for how to get hitters out. You have to look at much more video than they ever did in the past. He’s tremendous with a game plan. He’s as good as it gets. Plus he has a great demeanor with people. He’s a good people person. Good personality and very, very low-key. He’s the total package for a pitching coach. I thought he was terrific.”

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81 Responses to “The impact of Rothschild: “It doesn’t go unnoticed””

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 5th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    repost:

    4 NYY – my dad had this saying: “You jig your way and I’ll jig mine.”

    ;)

    I counted my chickens for AJ’s game and ended up none the worse for the wear. I’m counting my chickens for tomorrow’s game. BUT, I’m doing it based on something more scientific than hope – the difference in the two teams, at least from my perspective.

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 5th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Hey, I remember a few of us calling Larry Rothschild the difference maker from the get go and getting roundly chastized for it.

    Looks like those were good chickens to have counted too.

    :)

  3. JobaTipsHisCap October 5th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I hope DbACK force game 5

  4. mick October 5th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    eye of the tiger tmw nite trish intense but not tense

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 5th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    mick, nite! I’m going to cut out too, at least for a while.

    WTF with this commercial!!!!!

  6. Benny Blanco October 5th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    is it a coincidence that they have the 3rd lowest era in the AL once he got hired? I dont think so. great pick up.

  7. blake October 5th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Rothschild may have been the most important offseason move by Cashman….it’s really tough to quantify the value of a pitching or hitting coach…..but all I know is that the Yanks rotation has overachieved big time pretty much all season and he has to get at least some credit for that. K’s went up, ERA went down.

  8. LockDown October 5th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Duh Innings October 5th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    If the Yanks win tomorrow night, anyone think the ALCS rotation will be Sabathia/Burnett/Nova/Sabathia/Burnett/Nova/Sabathia? Sabathia pitched 10/3 so he would start Game 1 on normal rest 10/8. Burnett started 10/4 so he would start Game 2 on normal rest 10/9. Nova will pitch tomorrow 10/6 so he would pitch on short rest 10/10. Or will it be Garcia/Burnett/Sabathia/Nova/Garcia or Colon if Garcia isn’t good enough in Game 1 to start Game 4/Burnett/Sabathia and all hands on deck including Nova save Burnett if needed?

    —–

    :?

    My guess is they will stay on their original schedule with Nova switching with Garcia because Nova is pitching tomorrow. I don’t see them skipping Garcia

    CC/Garcia/Nova/AJ

  9. blake October 5th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if AJ started Game 2 in a potential ALCS…..it’s either him or Garcia because CC will start Game 1 and Nova won’t be available until Game 3 at the earliest. Game 3 isn’t until 10/11….so Nova could pitch Game 3 on normal rest.

    Basically they would have to decide which of AJ and Garcia they want to pitch twice….and whoever that is will start game 2. I’d lean AJ right now…..with Hughes and Colon piggybacking (because Ayala better not be on the ALCS roster)

  10. m October 5th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Nice to see Rothschild get some well-deserved recognition and praise. He’s done a terrific job in a very short time of getting to know the pitchers and get the best out of them in some cases.

    Totally off topic, but I just finished watching Mad Men up to this point, end of Season 4. It is a great show, with great art direction, acting, and writing. Jon Hamm is great at playing two different personalities. And January Jones was (until the last scene) the craziest *itch I’ve ever seen on tv. Sadly, new episodes won’t air until next spring. Around the time baseball starts up again.

  11. Yank1 October 5th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    The question is – who is more likely to pitch well in Arlington – AJ or Freddy?

    I actually like having Nova in Arlington and potential game 7 at home.

  12. Melk Man October 5th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Pitch CC in games 1-4-7.

    4 and 7 would be on 3 days rest each

    Game 1 – CC
    Game 2 – Freddy
    Game 3 – Nova
    Game 4 – CC
    Game 5 – AJ
    Game 6 – Freddy
    Game 7 – CC

  13. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 5th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    And that right there was a bold move by Gibson, a move that Girardi doesnt have the balls to make. (In the NL of course)

    It may not have worked out, but given how Saunders was pitching, it was the right move. It was a bold move. It was a ballsy move

  14. Betsy October 5th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I still want Garcia anytime of the day over AJ………..and I want AJ only once in a series. I don’t think Garcia needs to be piggybacked; how often does he get knocked out early? I also don’t like the idea of piggybacking; we saw that that meant Hughes only got in one inning in this series. I think that’s a waste, especially as it appears Hughes has very good stuff right now.

    LOVE Rothschild – I used to like Eiland, but after a month or so or Larry, I realized what a mediocre PC Eiland was.

  15. D-Man October 5th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I’ll judge Larry based on what he does next year with Phil. Does he come into camp in shape? Does he have secondary pitches? Can he sustain velo. deep into games?

    That is how I will judge Larry,

  16. Betsy October 5th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    There’s only so much a PC can do with pitchers, though. You don’t really think it’s on LR that Hughes came into camp overweight……..it’s not on him if Phil doesn’t develop his secondary pitches. You have to have the raw material and then it’s all up to the pitcher. It’s certainly not LR’s fault if Hughes ends up a reliever and not a starter because he can’t sustain velocity.

  17. Yogi Mantle October 5th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I don’t think Eiland was that bad, but there was some kind of distraction going on with him. He served a purpose for that time, mainly due to Joba and Master Hughes coming into the fold.

    Rothschild has done a very good job. Right up there with K Long. I don’t think we fans get the full idea of how much of an asset these guys are.

  18. Yogi Mantle October 5th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Rothschild did seem to have some positive impact on AJ. It was his suggestion that he change his mechanics prior to the Boston game, and while there have been some mixed results, the change is toward the positive.

    Hughes had some kind of issue going this year. Maybe the workload of the prior year, but that isn’t on the PC. They can’t shine something up that isn’t there.

  19. Betsy October 5th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Interesting comments from Martin on Hughes:

    “When he’s up there for one inning, he has some really good stuff,” Martin said. “He understands what he needs to do to get hitters out—he’s a pretty smart pitcher out there. I have all the trust in the world in that guy.”

    **We’ll just have to see next year if Hughes is meant to be a starter or reliever…….but in the meantime, he’s another weapon out of the pen

  20. Bo knows October 5th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    The old saw “The devil is in the details”. Long and LR are the detail men.

    Full marks to Cashman to get the best he could. That’s what quality management is. Get the best people you can and let them do their job. If you have to supervise you have the wrong people. Long and Eppler are home grown, LR is imported – quality.

  21. Pat M. October 5th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Glad Tricia has left for awhile because I know she doesn’t take compliments very well…….The point I want to make that for the better part of four seasons of ups ( 2009 ) and downs ( 2008 ), Tricia has been a beacon of belief in her NY Yankees….This has come at a price of course as she’s been a target for so many swipes of criticism over the years……..Some of these conflicts were of the epic proportion and even entertaining at times…….But I have always admired her tenacity and convictions regardless to which side of the fence we were…….Today Tricia lets so much rubbish just pass by as she’ll pick and choose her battles which I believe is very smart………Oh the days of Tricia, SJ, Randy and Nick in SF sharing the ring for heavy debates would make great TV….And she’d square of vs. all three and not back down and hold her own…..Bottom line, this place is a much better blog because of her….Thanks Tricia

  22. m October 5th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I want to see Owings hit. See what all the talk is about.

  23. tucker October 5th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    It will be interesting to see how IPK holds up in game five, assuming Arizona holds on to this lead.

  24. Pat M. October 5th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    m…Kobe to play in Italy ….

  25. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 5th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Kobe is only playing probaby 10 games. Any more than that, and Id call him an idiot. He already has so much wear and tear, he could use the break. Hopefully, the NBA misses the entire the year, to stop any chance of the Celtics winning with their aging, declining, pieces of crap. Kobe could use the year off, and then hopefully in 2012-2013, the Lakers can tie the celtics and in 2013-2014, the Lakers can take what’s rightfully theirs with another title.

    However, there wasnt a worse coach that the Lakers could have chosen than Mike Celtic Brown. The guy may know defense, but he doesnt know offense. His entire idea of offense is give the ball to the star, let everyone stand still and let the star go on 1 on 5. He single-handedly cost the Cavaliers Lebron James. Im not sure how he is able to look himself in the mirror after being responsible for the destruction of a sports city’s dream for their team.

  26. Pat M. October 5th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Curt Schil….He’s getting a cool 3 million for those 10 exhibition type games…..No training camps here in the USA, so he’ll hang out in beautiful Italy…….Nice gig….m is a big Laker fan Curt

  27. m October 6th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Pat M.,

    That is news. I knew they were talking, but for him its like going home.

    Monday is some kind of deadline as far as scheduling goes. The other stars might not go to Europe, but they’re going to do something if the league doesn’t start up soon.

  28. JobaTipsHisCap October 6th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    too early to discuss ALCS pitching.

    ‘jinx’

  29. m October 6th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    3 of my calls still in play. Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Cards can all advance in the next 2 days. Wouldn’t mind an early exit for the greatest rotation evah.

  30. Pat M. October 6th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    m…I guess Sterns has canceled the first 2 weeks of the exhibition season today…..There’s only 3 weeks of baseball left and we move on to hoops as part of our daily blogging here until we move into the hot stove season…..College hoops will be invading the islands soon…….

  31. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 6th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I know m and you, Pat M, are Lakers fans. This is the blog C R azy person.

  32. igotid88 October 6th, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Betsy October 5th, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    Interesting comments from Martin on Hughes:

    “When he’s up there for one inning, he has some really good stuff,” Martin said. “He understands what he needs to do to get hitters out—he’s a pretty smart pitcher out there. I have all the trust in the world in that guy.”

    **We’ll just have to see next year if Hughes is meant to be a starter or reliever…….but in the meantime, he’s another weapon out of the pen
    ————————————————————————

    He has yet to catch full strength Hughes as a starter.

  33. Nick in SF October 6th, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Past midnight across the land.

    The sun will soon rise for both the 2011 Yankees and the 2011 Tigers, but for one of those teams it will set again for the final time.

    Something to think about as the deciding moment nears.

  34. upstate kate October 6th, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Well in my world, the sun will rise for the Yankees as SuperNova shines brilliantly!!!

  35. RayVT October 6th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 6th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    You’re not crazy if you think you are! LOL! Catch 22. Sometimes folks make rash decisions based on painful past or fears. Sometimes folks just like to seem powerful in their own minds. The funny part is from some folks like that that I have known, they could have been all they imagined they wanted to be by just being the good guy hiding inside themselves.

    Shock for shock’s sake does not make a man.

  36. Bring in the Goose October 6th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    LOVE Rothschild – I used to like Eiland, but after a month or so or Larry, I realized what a mediocre PC Eiland was.
    ——–
    Betsy says:
    October 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    There’s only so much a PC can do with pitchers, though.
    ———

    If this is the case, then how was Eiland “mediocre”?

    What exactly makes a PC mediocre?

  37. jpb173 October 6th, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I’m really curious to see what Rothschild can do with Brackman, Betances, Warren and Banuelos when their time comes to join the Yankees. If that works out well it would mean that the Yankees wouldn’t have to go into free agency for a starting pitcher for a number of years.

  38. Bronx Jeers October 6th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    RayVT October 6th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    —————————–

    Good morning,

    No that guy does have serious issues. He’s probably had 2-3 dozen identities in here and has stalked many outside of this blog. We have many “fallen comrades ” because of his behavior. I wouldn’t try to get his attention and I always urge people not to use screen names that use their name and location as that’s just giving him a head start.

    ——————–

    I like waking up to Nick’s unique brand of perspicacity. The bell tolls for thee, Tiger men!

  39. RS October 6th, 2011 at 7:57 am

    What shows even more of Rothschild’s value is that the Cubs pitching staff absolutely plummeted this year, going from above average to one of the worst in baseball. And they actually added Matt Garza.

  40. pat October 6th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Mike and Mike stat…. # of runs given up by Verlander this series is 4. #of runs given up by AJ this series is 1. If postseason counted toward awards….. AJ for Cy Young. :wink:

  41. pat October 6th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    The 19 games which will be played in this DS round is a record number of games. Previous most DS games played in a year was 18 in 2003.

  42. blake October 6th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I think the Yanks have the advantage in this game…..better starter, better pen, better lineup, home crowd……..but that means nothing ……still have to go win the game on the field

    Bowden and Stern asked the question yesterday on their show…..who should the Rangers want to play? A bunch if Rangers fans called in wanting the Yanks because they beat them last year. Bowden cautioned strongly against that stating that the Yanks are a better team this year and that their lineup mashes LHP. Gotta win tonight first …..go Supernova!

  43. Bronx Jeers October 6th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Last ALDS game 5 the Yanks played was tough to swallow.

    Bubba vs. Sheffield = Halo victory.

  44. Betsy October 6th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I don’t know why any fans would actually bother “rooting” for another team…………it doesn’t show much confidence in their own team if they want the “weaker” team to win.

    The Rangers, should we advance, will be a formidable foe.

  45. blake October 6th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I can’t wait for tomorrow night with Doc vs Carpenter as well……I have a good feeling about the Cards in that game. Sure its Halladay……but the Cards have a better lineup and bullpen and Pujols is still the best player on the field by a mile……Carp is no slouch and he’s on full rest this time. Should be a good one.

  46. upstate kate October 6th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    That should be a great match up Blake. I love that 3 of 4 series come down to the final game.

    I don’t root for any particular opponent either Betsy. That said, I am happy the red sox didn’t even sniff the PS, b/c they were crowned WS winners before the season began, and well, b/c they are the red sox. I feel the same way about the “best pitching staff evah” Phillies.

  47. Betsy October 6th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    No matter what Leyland said, I’m sure Verlander will be out there if he’s needed

  48. pat October 6th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Can you imagine if the Lohud Yankee blog existed in 1926…..

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....6ZBK0PEihI

    Tonight is a must win……..After years of reading people writing that here about a Tuesday game against the Royals in July, I just wanted to see how it would feel to write it and it be accurate.

  49. Betsy October 6th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Kate, while I would love the Cards to win, I won’t even conceded that out loud in case the baseball gods are listening, lol. First, let the Yankees win; then I will allow myself to root for the Cards.

  50. Villa Nova-Ya October 6th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    The Star Ledger is giving the pitching matchup to the Tigers based on the “probability” that they can’t keep Cabrera and Martinez down.

    They are giving the Tigers the edge because Mark Teixeira hasn’t been hitting. Oddly, they don’t address any of the other Yankees hitters.

    But they are giving the Yankees the edge in the Manager category, “strangely enough” (their words).

    Note that this was not put together by Marc Carig, but by someone named Brendan Punty.

  51. Villa Nova-Ya October 6th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Betsy, I have to chuckle a bit. Watching the Phillies/Cards last night, I basically said the same thing.

    I just root for the Yankees to play their best baseball. If they do, chances are they will end up winning against any opponent; if they play their best baseball and come up short, well, then it wasn’t meant to be.

  52. Erin October 6th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I’m only 1 for 4 in my playoff predictions. :x

    But, I have to admit it is very exciting that three series are going down to the wire. ;)

  53. Erin October 6th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Villa Nova-Ya October 6th, 2011 at 8:27 am
    The Star Ledger is giving the pitching matchup to the Tigers based on the ?probability? that they can?t keep Cabrera and Martinez down.

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

    This is probably a good thing.

    The Yankees seem to do very well in the underdog role ;)

  54. upstate kate October 6th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Erin
    maybe it will even be cold enough to see Robbie in Ninja gear :)

  55. RayVT October 6th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Bronx Jeers October 6th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I know about what you are saying. C R nine (Michael) can be a nice guy when he wants to be.

  56. Betsy October 6th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Villa, that’s right. I’ll be nervous anyway because I always am, but I just don’t like the idea of being afraid of any team. It’s the principal of the thing.

  57. Erin October 6th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    kate-that would be awesome. :)

  58. RayVT October 6th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Betsy October 6th, 2011 at 8:19 am
    I don’t know why any fans would actually bother “rooting” for another team

    Hello Betsy! I root for teams because I like them or I dislike their opponent. So for the Phillies or Red Sox, I root against them, period. It doesn’t matter to me if they become the Yankees’ opponent or not as I will continue to root against them & always for the Yanks!

  59. MG October 6th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    The best part about tonight’s game is that it will be decided on the field by the players and not by the media or the fans. I have the chuckle at the way some of you are nervous and worrying about this-it’s only a GAME!

    I give the edge to the Yankees tonight for the same reasons given by blake earlier. I think the Yankees are a slightly better club than the Tigers (I’ve gained respect for the Tigers during this series) and somewhere along the line that will show up tonight and earn a victory for the home team.

    If the Yankees win, the hero(es) cannot be predicted right now-the AJ performance on Tuesday was one of a very long line of postseason baseball events that make no sense based on the regular season statistics and make all the sense in the world for those of us who understand the history of the game.

    If the Tigers win tonight it means they earned it and won a short series 3-2-the playoffs are always a crap shoot no matter who is pitching and who you have in the field.

    My gut feeling, though, is that the Yankees score a bunch of runs early in the game with a couple of long balls and the bullpen comes up big late in the game when the Tigers mount a comeback.

  60. hardwired7 October 6th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Jim Leyland also has people convinced that those are not those droids they are looking for.

    He is a true Jedi Master.

  61. upstate kate October 6th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    he does kinda look like Obi-wan

  62. Betsy October 6th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I thought going in the Yankees and Tigers were even – that all the teams in the AL were basically even. I have no idea if the Yankees are going to win or lose tonight…….. I have no idea which version of their offense will show up. Nothing about them surprises me, good or bad.

  63. upstate kate October 6th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I like your gut feeling MG

  64. djsunyc October 6th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    if the yankees win tonight, the yankee mvp order would be:

    1. nova
    2. aj
    3. granderson

  65. MG October 6th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    upstate kate October 6th, 2011 at 8:41 am
    I like your gut feeling MG
    ———————————-
    :)

  66. Villa Nova-Ya October 6th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I wouldn’t say nervous or worried. Anxious because you want a particular outcome and hope for it, but have no control over it. Excited because it’s within reach. Anxious because “you just can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.” Excited because it’s the Yankees and this is what we as fans root for all season long.

    I think the Yankees are 100% capable of winning tonight. They have all the pieces to do it. But it is no slam dunk. The team on the other side, and the pitcher on the other side, are no slouches. It will take a well-played game to win. I’m counting on that.

  67. Erin October 6th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    djsunyc October 6th, 2011 at 8:43 am
    if the yankees win tonight, the yankee mvp order would be:

    1. nova
    2. aj
    3. granderson

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

    I would agree with that. Although I would add that Cano would be number 4. And Gardner would get an honorable mention. :P

  68. Triple Short of a Cycle October 6th, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I am rooting against Philly not because I fear them but beacuse I think it would be great if the best pitching staff ever were to lose in the first round and if the Yankees win tonight then both teams that Lee spurned will have advanced further then the team he chose.

  69. Yankee Trader October 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    MG-

    I like your gut feeling except the Tigers won’t come back from a large Yankee lead because they won’t see or smell Ayala in a relief role! :)

  70. blake October 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    The Yankees are a better team than the Tigers…..the Tigers have the best pitcher in baseball and probably the best hitter in the league on their club……but in a 5 game series anything can happen and certainly in a winner take all game 5 anything can happen.

    Basically I think the game will go e decided by the Yanks at bats vs Fister…..he’s a pitch to contact guy and they should pound him like they did last time during the middle of the game. If the Yankees play their game they should win……but we will just have to watch and see.

    The playoffs overall have been great so far IMO

  71. Ys Guy October 6th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    erin, idk how you could put aj ahead of granderson, without that first inning catch, aj wouldnt have seen the 2nd inning.

  72. blake October 6th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Im rooting against Philly because I don’t like them……and because as others have said I would love to see both anointed teams fail. Every “expert” predicted a Phillies /Red Sox WS and acted like it was a foregone conclusion…….

  73. Erin October 6th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Ys Guy-that wasn’t my original list. Take it up with djsunyc ;)

    That being said-you’re probably right that Grandyman would go ahead of AJ

  74. blake October 6th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Being nervous about tonights game is why this is great……the emotional investment is what its all about

  75. djsunyc October 6th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    erin, idk how you could put aj ahead of granderson, without that first inning catch, aj wouldnt have seen the 2nd inning.

    ———-

    granderson’s catches were heroic…but aj did not implode. 2nd-5th inning, he held them down. this is a pitcher that had the entire weight of nyc on his shoulders. if he messed up, he wouldn’t be able to show his face in ny again…and he did not disappoint. pitchers need good defense around them all the time – even the great pitchers need that spectacular play once in a while. for all the terrible pitching aj has done for the past 4 months, he didn’t against boston, and he didn’t again in a must win game.

  76. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 6th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    The curse of losing against the Tigers (the curse of 2006) will be lifted. Only great things can come after that?

  77. blake October 6th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    AJ pitched well…..way better than anyone coukd have expected. He did get some huge DPs and a couple of line drives right at people though. Granderson’s first catch totally changed the complexion of that game. If that falls then its at least 3-0 and Joe probably pulls AJ right then……the line between winning and losing is very thin in October sometimes

  78. Erin October 6th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    New Post: Nova takes his second turn against the Tigers

    :arrow:

  79. Melkmanisinhotlanta October 6th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Nice how Gardener has become important to this lineup vs the Tigers. Leyland called him “pesky”. A very big compliment.

  80. Yankee Trader October 6th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Good morning everyone.

    Against righties, based on year end stats the Tiger regulars batting .250 or below are from best to worst-Kelly, Jackson, Santiago, Raburn, Ordonez, Inge.

    The Yankee regulars batting .250 or below against righties-Martin,Swisher, Teixeira

    Take from that what you want, but I feel good about the Yankees chances tonight with the unflappable, groundball pitching, out machine, in Nova!!

  81. Bronx Jeers October 6th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    RayVT October 6th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    ———————————————–

    Sure. When he’s not trying to harass your family or exposing your personal info he can be very agreeable. You’re not him are you? :wink:

    ———————-

    “Jim Leyland also has people convinced that those are not those droids they are looking for.”

    But if 2006 was “A New Hope” for the Tigers then the empire is definitely striking back tonight.


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