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Spring training Game 11: Yankees vs. Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (5-5)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Eric Chavez 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Dewayne Wise LF
Cole Garner RF
Brandon Laird 3B

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 13.50)
Kuroda vs. Astros

ASTROS (4-4)
Jordan Schafer CF
Angel Sanchez 2B
Brian Bogusevic RF
Jack Cust DH
Fernandez Martinez LF
Jimmy Paredes 3B
Jason Castro C
Brett Wallace 1B
Marwin Gonzalez SS

RHP Kyle Weiland (1-0, 0.00)
Weiland vs. Yankees

TIME: 7:05 p.m.

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 70s with a slight chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP Adam Hamari, 1B Eric Cooper, 2B Mark Wegner, 3B Mike Estabrook

ASTROS PEN: After Weiland, the Astros are scheduled to pitch RHP Brett Myers, RHP Brandon Lyon, RHP Lucas Harell, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, LHP Xavier Cedeno, RHP Henry Villar and RHP Jorge De Leon. Surely not all of those guys will actually get in the game.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Larry Rothschild turns 58 today.

HERO’S WELCOME: Army Sergeant Joel Tavera — originally from Queens — is being honored before today’s game. He was serving in Iraq when his Humvee was hit with five rockets, killing three other men in the vehicle. Joel lost his sight in both eyes, lost his right leg, lost four finger on his left hand and suffered burns over 60 percent of his body. He won the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, and today his father — a member of the Marine Corps — will throw out the first pitch with Joel in attendance.

NIGHT MOVES: Tonight’s game is the first of the Yankees nine night games this spring. Six of them are being played here in Tampa.

UPDATE, 7:24 p.m.: This might sound ridiculous, and you might not care at all, but it actually takes a little bit to get used to covering these night games. The newspaper deadline isn’t exactly looming, but it’s much different from covering a game during the day. Anyway, taking a short break from my stories for tomorrow’s paper, Kuroda just worked through his second hitless inning. He’s getting some balls on the ground and looking both efficient and effective. It’s a scoreless game heading into the bottom of the second.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: With the bases loaded, Kuroda strikes out No. 3 hitter Bogusevic to get out of the third inning scoreless. That should be all for Kuroda tonight. Not a bad second outing.

UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: Jason Castro fights off a pitch from Rafael Soriano to bloop a single into shallow left field. A run scores on the play and the Astros are up 1-0 in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Talked to Kuroda a few minutes ago and he was pretty down on his outing, but he was obviously effective. I thought he looked alright, but he’s focusing on such specific things. He didn’t throw many splits — probably his best pitch — and said he was down on his two-seamer and cutter. Meanwhile, Juan Cedeno just stranded a leadoff single in the fifth and it’s still 1-0 Astros. Dewayne Wise just got the first Yankees hit.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: With a stolen base, wild pitch and an RBI groundout, the Yankees turned the Wise single into a run for a 1-1 tie.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: With Melky Mesa pinch runing at first base, Nick Swisher triples to center field. Mesa showed off his speed to score and tie the game at 2 int he bottom of the sixth. I don’t really remember watching Mesa run in a situation like that, but he can move pretty good.

UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: J.R. Murphy makes the play at third to get out of the top of the seventh scoreless. Not a particularly hard play, but not exactly routine for a guy who hasn’t spent much time at the position.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Little bit of an adventure — he misplayed it initially — but last year’s first-round pick George Springer eventually tracked down and caught a pretty deep drive by Jorge Vazquez. The guy was in college last year. Now he’s playing center field in big league camp. Things are so much different with the Astros!

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Still no radar here, but Betances looked pretty sharp in his two innings. He allowed one single, but also struck out two and got three groundball outs.

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185 Responses to “Spring training Game 11: Yankees vs. Astros”

  1. Bronx Jeers March 12th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    This is a home game no? Only have the Houston radio feed.

    Has WCBS done any games yet?

  2. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Kuroda pitching and no yankees radio or video, terrible. All the stadiums should have atleast cameras in there even if they are stationary!

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hey Houston feed is better than nothing, right?

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    If the Mets tied Detroit 7-7, there’s hope!

    :)

  5. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Kuroda a little wild early, walks 1, but then gets the ground out double play to 2nd base.

  6. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I had the radio feed for a moment on mlb.com, but not now. Anyone else have same difficulty.

  7. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Still got it, YT.

  8. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Jeter ground out, hit some balls really hard down the RF line but sliced foul.

  9. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    JF-

    Tried reloading. No radio feed on the Oakland game either.

  10. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    I have it YT

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    MTU –

    Holy God, where have I been! I didn’t know you were sick MTU. Do you get a flu shot every year? You definitely learned something the hard way and that is becoming too active before full healing sets one up for a relapse. Do yourself (and us since we need you here) a favor and give yourself another week where you are just take it very easy. Your body will tell you when it’s time to get active. Until then, don’t push. Very necessary for complete healing, especially with something like a flu. There will be plenty of gorgeous days for you to hike.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    YT – I have it too.

  13. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Jeter out on a roller to SS

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    YT – I had that problem with mlb.com television yesterday. It took me forever to get it to work.

  15. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Garndy out on a roller to the pitcher Weiland

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Oh and I forgot to add, MTU – plenty of spicy food! Nothing sweats germs out better than spicy food.

    :)

  17. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Yankees out on 3 groundballs, Cano ends the inning with a come backer right to Wieland.

  18. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Another groundball, this time to 1b. End of first

  19. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I can get the end of the Dodger, LAA game, the archives but neither of the radio feeds of both games now. I’ll call them when I have a chance

  20. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Yankees need to punish Wieland for having a homophonic last name with the company that doomed the Nostromo and Sulaco :x

  21. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Oops sorry, it was to the pitcher too.

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    YT – you might want to try to power down and reboot. That’s what worked for some of the posters here when they had trouble getting reception, plus I think that’s what someone said he/she was told to do by mlb when he/she called about the problem (obviously can’t remember who said it.)

  23. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Trisha-

    I think I’ve just been taught that lesson.

    I’ll start up a lot slower this time.

    I usually take the flu shot but Mrs. MTU talked me out of it this year.

    She’s opposed to them.

    She’s sick now. We’ve been taking turns.

    It’s all the dogs fault. They never get sick. They just sit there, look cute, and laugh at us.

    :)

  24. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Cano makes his signature play, ranging over the middle and flipping the ball across his body to get the out.

  25. DaSaint007 March 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    MTU,

    Mrs. Saint and I are just fine. Little Saint is now 16 months, and is following GBs extensive drills for strength and conditioning. Definitely has the leg strength and speed for steals. Will be the first SS to run backwards just as fast as he runs forwards.

    Now working on the arm strength. He can pick em too!

  26. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    trisha-

    I tried the spicy stuff but it really doesn’t work to well after you’re sick.

    It just caused me to cough more. That only hurt.

    :)

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    MTU – :lol:

    I hope next year you’ll reconsider about getting a flu shot. Mrs. MTU doesn’t have to get one if she’s really opposed to them, but you might want to go for it anyway.

  28. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    123 inning for Kuroda flyout to RF, graoundouts to first and second

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Once I get to try the spicy food remedy and it backfires on me!

    :)

  30. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Saint-

    Wow. A super fast reverse gear in addition to all the other goods.

    Impressive.

    :)

  31. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Trisha-

    I’d like that. It could get interesting next year.

    I will have this year’s case to point out that whatever she thinks they put into the vaccine that’s bad it can’t be worse than how sick I was w/o it.

    ;)

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    DaSaint, I know you’ll want to get in on our prediction charts! This year we added a Sux chart, only to be used in case of a tie on the Ys chart. Winner gets 12 Ritter Sports Bars, flavors of winner’s choice.

    I’ll post the Ys chart in this post and the Sux chart in the next.

    :)

    You do have until Opening Day if you want to hold off on your predictions.

    2012 YANKEE PREDICTION CHART

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    2012 SUXIAN FUTILITY CHART

  34. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    123 inning for the Yankees groundout swish, flyout to CF Chavez and groundout to 1b cervi

  35. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Phew!! Castro just missed a homer, called foul

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve had the flu only once, and it was many moons ago, but I still remember how sick I was with it. I got hit with it one new year’s eve and while all my gang went out and partied, I was home sick in bed and feeling dreadful. There’s definitely a major difference between the hit you take with the flu and the hit you take with a run-of-the-mill virus. I was a limp dishrag for (as I remember) a few weeks anyway.

  37. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    He ends up getting a hit, man on first no outs

  38. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Trisha-

    If I can’t convince Mrs. MTU I’ll hire you to make the case for me.

    :)

  39. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Trisha-

    If I can’t convince Mrs. MTU I’ll hire you to make the case for me.

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

    I like the odds of trisha convincing Mrs MTU!! :)

  40. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Trisha-

    Thanks for the advice. I’m listening right now.

  41. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Luis-

    Me too !

    ;)

  42. Tom in N.J. March 12th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I had the stomach flu once. Pure awfulness-I.V. fluid one night, chills, fever, other, um, unpleasantness.

  43. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Hit, Groundout, K and now a walk…..First and second two outs

  44. luis March 12th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Great Trader, so no i can stop narrating the game…I know, i suck at it!

  45. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Kuroda gets out of a bases loaded jam with a strike out after a slow roller allows the runner to beat the throw by Laird.

  46. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    The flu shot protects for about 6 months max, as the antibody levels begin to decline at around 6 months. If you were vaccinated early September, you can still get the flu.

  47. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks everyone for keeping me updated. By turning off my computer and rebooting, I’m back on.

  48. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Why did you have to hit Garner. He’s recuperating from a hamstring injury after being player of the game with a double and a long homer in the 1st spring game. I hope he is kept.

  49. Pat M. March 12th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Kuroda is going to be a very nice piece to the Yanks rotation…..

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    MTU – luis – :)

    Thanks!

    I can be tenacious (convincing?) Okay, relentless.

    :D

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    luis, I was heating up dinner but just read your updates. I think you do a great job. Seriously.

    Pat M – you know you and I aren’t necessarily in synch on Kuroda, but I will say that I’m a lot more interested in seeing what he does against the AL.

    I’m going to continue to get my money’s worth, well you know what I mean, by tuning in to the Knicks game. They’re playing Chicago. We’re talking miracle time.

    Oh well.

    Later ya’ll.

    :)

  52. randy l. March 12th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    ho hum

    another 1-3 day with a double and two rbi’s for montero

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    YT – good information about the flu shot. I’ve usually gotten them Novemberish but I notice this year CVS started offering them in August!

    Okay, I’m out.

  54. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Weiland was a RS. Traded for Melancon?

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Wait a minute. My Sori is pitching? I’m here boys!

  56. luis March 12th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Yes trader, he was traded for Melancon

  57. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 12th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    “ho hum

    another 1-3 day with a double and two rbi’s for montero”

    Don’t forget to mention he did it with 2 outs as well

    Mon-Clutch-o will be his new name hence forth.

    David Ortiz has nothing on Jesus’s Spring training clutchness.

  58. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Valentine must plan on being a 60 year old punk all season. His crap could get somebody hurt.

    TheBigLead Jason McIntyre
    Ozzie Guillen Thinks Bobby Valentine Should “Go and f- – – himself” http://ow.ly/1hZQCO

  59. luis March 12th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    GB7,

    Ozzie is no saint of my devotion, but in this case…I love him!!

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Great umpiring! The Houston broadcasters have called strikes for Sori that the ump hasn’t.

  61. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Leadoff double, and then Soriano gives up a 2 out single for the first run. Announcers said Soriano was getting hosed by umpire in the rbi at bat.

  62. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    GB-

    Maybe Valentine was just waving to get his attention to tell him he was hosed by the call. :)

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    And that’s exactly why I detest the umpiring behind the dish. ST stats will be recorded, and various pitchers and hitters will have been jobbed.

    I’m going to Chicago.

    Later y’all.

  64. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Soriano taken out.

  65. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Trisha-
    Safe trip.

  66. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    trader, Valentine started by running his mouth when camp started and has continued. Is he really trying to psych out a college team by stealing bases with a 19 run lead?

  67. Pat M. March 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Tricia….I fully understand your reservation regarding Kuroda’s adjustment to the AL and The AL East specifically…..I will say this, he’s smart, and seldom does he hurt himself…….One thing you’ll hear often this season is how guys love playing behind him as he doesn’t waste time out there…..He works fast…….

  68. LockDown March 12th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Knicks need a win

  69. luis March 12th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Another loogy candidate?

  70. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Knicks need Dwight Howard!

  71. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Howard:
    Do the Magic add a complimentary piece soon, or trade him?

  72. Pat M. March 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The ESPN ” The Announcement ” is an incredible piece of television journalism……Hard to believe how far American society & culture has progressed in the past 20 years

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I think Shumpert is one of the most valuable players the Knicks have. I don’t see anybody scrap out there the way he does. The kid is everywhere!

  74. LockDown March 12th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Not another Knicks trade. :P These guys just have to learn how to play together

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Pat M – I fought to get Kuroda on my fantasy teams. I loved him as a Dodger, although last year wasn’t his best. It isn’t Kuroda per se. It’s 37 years old, NL to AL. I’d be feeling the same way about any player in the same position coming to the Ys.

    That said, the best thing that can happen for us is for me to have it totally wrong!

  76. m March 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Lockdown, I don’t know if they can.

    Broussard made a comment that Melo said that he’s being asked to do things he hasn’t before. What does that mean? Play defense? Share the rock?

    Then baldy on the right said that there’s too many offensive players on this team.

    And Magic said that a lot of the players came to New York to live, not to play basketball for the Knicks. Not in those exact words, but he did say the fans expect them to play basketball.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    MTU, I like the way your Missus thinks. If she’s suffering and needs to knock it out, try picking up some lomatium dissectum from the health food store, or where ever you can get herbal tinctures.

    I’d give her about a fifth of what may be recommended (30 drops, instead I’d give 6, though 2x/daily, for four days). Then go off it for four days, then back on (if she’s still not well) and up the dosage a little. (I am being extremely conservative, because some have a skin reaction to lomatium).

    She could also get the miso they sell in the supermarket refrigerated section, just make sure it does not boil – as this will kill all the good bacteria. A little fresh ginger root and garlic, some scallions, and she’s got a potent antidote to the flu or bad cold. Miso will also turn the B vitamins in the system loose to help with any kind of stress.

    lomatium is also called LDM-100. It, and also eating miso soup, has not failed me yet. I rarely get sick, and when I do, these two knock whatever it is out in not time.

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    God bless the Knicks! They’ve kept up with the Bulls. And Wednesday they get Jeffries back.

    If this game is fast break all night, the way Chicago seems to like to do it, it could be a problem.

    Fingers crossed. So far so good.

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Sucks about Burawa.

  80. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    JAP-

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness.

    Yeah. She’s into the natural health sort of approach to things.

    I’ll mention it to her.

    :)

  81. LockDown March 12th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    “Broussard made a comment that Melo said that he’s being asked to do things he hasn’t before. What does that mean? Play defense? Share the rock? ”

    ————

    Yeah, I’ve heard this this sentiment before and I don’t get it. Melo is a big time player so to me he should have gelled already. :?

    Sometimes I find the whole thing distracting in that I study Melo/team to see wth is going on :(

  82. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Tired of Cabral, send him back. Rapada 4 eva

  83. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Yeah. She’s into the natural health sort of approach to things.

    I’ll mention it to her.
    ///

    She may already be familiar with it, in that case. For me, it’s more effective than echinacea (and doesn’t have the same “ragweed” concerns):

    http://chasblogspot.blogspot.c.....-root.html

  84. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Cabral gave up 3 consecutive hits to lefties.

  85. MG March 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    the Knicks are cursed by Guitar Jimmy Dolan, who could f up a free lunch.

    He finally hired a pro like Donnie Walsh and then basically took the team away from him last year to break up a team that played the D’Antoni system fairly well hard each and every game.

    They had a ton of cap room left over for this year and could have been in a position to still sign Tyson Chandler or wait for a guy like Deron Williams next year. Instead, we have a bunch of guys with talent that are mismatched to the coach’s system.

    the only way to find out if this team can mesh is to fire D’Antoni and see what happens the rest of the year. If it continues to not work you have to make more changes next year but the biggest change, one that would defiinitely work, is a frontal lobotomy on Guitar Jimmy.

  86. MTU March 12th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    JAP-

    You’re right about Burawa by the way. Tough break. That’s gonna take a while to heal.

  87. jr1212 March 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    @ m and lockdown

    What Broussard was referring to is that Melo was asked to play Point forward at the beginning of the season sort of like Scottie Pippen.. He wasnt comfortable doing that

  88. m March 12th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I feel there can only be one alpha dog on a team that starts 5. If Melo is it, then do it. Problem is that Amare has always felt he was good enough to be the alpha dog (sorry, Amare).

    But you’re not winning anything if you don’t care about or are lazy on defense.

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    BETANCES

  90. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Dellin in.

  91. m March 12th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    jr,
    Thanks. That makes sense.

    Lin is a nice story, but you can’t give him the keys to the Cadillac. He can be a floor general, but this team is Melo’s. And if he can’t be the man, then it will go south.

    I’m not promoting Melo cuz I like him (I don’t). It’s just the way of the league. Too many cooks and all that!

  92. Yankee Trader March 12th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Has lefty Mike Gonzalez gotten any offers?

  93. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Good job, Dealin’.

  94. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Commanding that curveball. Love it. JR playing 3rd again.

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    Dellin in.
    ///

    YF, sounds like he’s got the good curve going tonight. Curses that we can’t watch him. He better get another inning.

  96. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    He rejected Texas’ minor league offer at beginning of March.

  97. Pat M. March 12th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Scalabrine is still in the NBA….It seems as though he played for USC during the Clinton Administration

  98. jr1212 March 12th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    @ m

    No problem… But I disagree with u about the alpha dog. Theres been plenty of teams with multiple all star players that have won. I think the biggest pro for the knicks is effort and Melo and Stat no being good leaders, no accountability on the team

  99. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Dellin should come back in; he was pretty economical.

    Rays just sent a bunch of their top pitching prospects down to –Torres, Cobb, Archer–to get them acclimated to AAA. We should be making some moves soon, as well.

  100. LockDown March 12th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    What Broussard was referring to is that Melo was asked to play Point forward at the beginning of the season sort of like Scottie Pippen.. He wasnt comfortable doing that

    ——–

    I see. Yeah, that wouldn’t work

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 12th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Knicks doing a GREAT job!!!

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Got the K when he needed it

  103. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Good job; give him a 3rd inning.

  104. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Dellin strands the guy at second. Sounds like the curve is really biting. Could he possibly pitch a third inning here?

  105. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Still no radar here, but Betances looked pretty sharp in his two innings. He allowed one single, but also struck out two and got three groundball outs.
    ///

    Thanks, Chad. Sounds like the curve is on, any change ups? Any detail at all will be greatly appreciated. Is he being sent down after this outing, for example? Thanks in advance.

  106. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Dellin was originally scheduled to pitch in the televised game tomorrow. Oh well. Maybe they are setting him up for that second game in LHV after all.

    Thanks for updates, Chad.

  107. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 12th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    O’conner or Pope will probably get the 9th.

    I’d be surprised to see Betances stretched out for a 3rd inning.

  108. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    These Houston guys are AW-ful. I get that they’re focused on their own team, but there’s absolutely no description or picture painting with Betances on the mound.

  109. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    If he stays on course, he’s likely pitching the SWB’s ST opener in Clearwater on March 17th.

  110. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks, yankeefem. Hope you’re right about Lehigh Valley.

  111. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Annoyed that Kuroda & betances pitched untelevised

  112. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    JF, me too on both counts. Originally Betances was supposed to pitch tomorrow.

    Probably won’t let him finish up and in that case, I hope they pitch Whitley.

  113. luis March 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Annoyed that Kuroda & betances pitched untelevised

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

    understatement of the night :(

  114. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Predictable.

  115. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    That’s it for Dellin.

    Good outing, but I neeeeeeeeeeed details!

  116. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I was all primed to watch him tomorrow. Even rearranged my sched. :(

  117. mick March 12th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    melo is the face of the knicks for sure…they haven’t won in 20 years, so you are correct , he is the face of a loser…not smiling as much anymore…lin or any dynamic point should be the face, as he was when they were winning

  118. Rice Pudding Flavoured Relief Pitcher March 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Yep here comes O’conner.

  119. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    JF, want a scouting assigment? How far are you from Clearwater?

  120. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    *assignment (oops)

  121. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Would have rather seen Whitley, but like I said, predictable.

  122. luis March 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Another lefty that doesn’t get lefties out.

  123. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    luis March 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Annoyed that Kuroda & betances pitched untelevised

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

    understatement of the night
    ///

    luis!!!

    I broke some furniture when I found out :(. Maybe Chad can give us some feedback – hopefully from Rothschild and not Girardi, who says nothing. The guy from Scout.com who covers the Yankee system guys will be there on Thursday. He has no big club obligations, so he’ll have a lot of detail I expect on the kiddies.

  124. Jerkface March 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    JF, want a scouting assigment? How far are you from Clearwater?

    No thanks!

  125. UnKnown March 12th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Valentine wasn’t as serious when asked about his first Red Sox-Yankees spring training game.
    “When will it be? Tomorrow right? Absolutely! I won’t be able to sleep tonight. This will be a big one, ” he said.
    Would it be an important game to win?
    “Yeah, we want to set the tone tomorrow. We really want to let them know who we are, send a message,” Valentine said..

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....readerComm

    ——–

    I am really hoping that Valentine was constrewing these comments to Carfado joking.

  126. luis March 12th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I don’t understand the fixation to find a second loogy

  127. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Lost the sound. He facing any lefties?

  128. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    JF, :lol:

  129. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    luis, just clone DRob, so we can use him twice in a game. ;)

  130. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Unknown, don’t give Valentine an audience. It is what he craves. ;)

  131. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Anyone else lose their sound? Did O’Connor implode?

  132. luis March 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    JAP,

    My friend!!…It seems that Dellin was dealing….I’ll say that if he pitched like Banuelos did the other day, we have something especial in our hands to gush about for years to come….I was looking forward to see him tomorrow. I’m not annoyed…i’m pissed!!

  133. luis March 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    luis, just clone DRob, so we can use him twice in a game. ;)

    ++++++++++++1111111! :)

  134. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    luis,

    It’s killin’ me not seeing him. Second straight outing where he’s been sharp and we don’t get to see it.

    Yankeefem thinks he may pitch in Lehigh Valley on Good Friday (that’s in Pennsylvania – a ride, but one I can, and will do, if it comes to that).

  135. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Luis, I am doubly pissed. Changed my sched. Grrrr!

  136. mick March 12th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    “Yeah, we want to set the tone tomorrow. We really want to let them know who we are, send a message,” Valentine said..
    ==================
    Bobby the Brain, bad karma.

  137. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Luis, I am doubly pissed. Changed my sched. Grrrr!

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

    I cancelled a meeting, just to be able to watch the game….I hear ya and i feel ya!

  138. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    And JR gets another hit!! but not enough :(

  139. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I cancelled a meeting, just to be able to watch the game….I hear ya and i feel ya!
    ////

    Betances is the new Hughes: impossible to actually watch him pitch :(

  140. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Guys, maybe we’ll get to see Brett Marshall, though, tomorrow. That would be a bonus. He’s been lights out so far. I’ll get him down here in Trenton for the season – something to look forward to.

  141. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I wanted Betances to mow down those Sux, so they would know what a nightmarish future awaits them.

  142. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    I wanted Betances to mow down those Sux, so they would know what a nightmarish future awaits them.
    ///

    Me too, and if a couple of pitches got away from him with Youkilis up, well….. :twisted:

  143. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Yo tambien, luis. I was supposed to leave for my mini- vacaciones para mi cumpleanos–little two day trip–but decided to stick around an extra day to see Dellin pitch. Oh well, as long as he pitched well. Also sorry we missed seeing JR two days in a row.

    Pruf, yeah would like to see how Marshall is looking. Someone was saying he’s been hitting 95 on that sinker. Too bad about Burawa. Plus I was looking forward to seeing him in Trenton.

  144. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    luis :lol:

  145. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    It’ll be good to have a source down in minor league ST. I wonder how Heredia and Mullee are doing in their rehab. Bleich should be getting very close to being back.

  146. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Pruf, yeah would like to see how Marshall is looking. Someone was saying he’s been hitting 95 on that sinker. Too bad about Burawa. Plus I was looking forward to seeing him in Trenton.
    ///

    Yes, heard about the uptick. Going to be fun to watch all his home starts. The Burawa kid’s bad luck is a damn shame.

  147. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Yo tambien, luis. I was supposed to leave for my mini- vacaciones para mi cumpleanos–little two day trip–but decided to stick around an extra day to see Dellin pitch. Oh well, as long as he pitched well. Also sorry we missed seeing JR two days in a row.

    Pruf, yeah would like to see how Marshall is looking. Someone was saying he’s been hitting 95 on that sinker. Too bad about Burawa. Plus I was looking forward to seeing him in Trenton.

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

    That is bad……..I’m sorry Yankeefem…..Happy birthday though!! Marshall hopefully will pitch tomorrow as JAP says.

  148. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Me too, and if a couple of pitches got away from him with Youkilis up, well

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

    I like the way you think!! ;)

  149. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Burawa’s going to be out for quite a while, I’m afraid. Should move Kahnle and Montgomery up the ladder, though.

  150. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks, luis. All is good though. Red Sox will be fun even though it is ST.

    Yes, I want to see Marshall as well.

    Burawa’s supposed to see the doc tonight re: how severe his injury is. Keep fingers crossed.

    Joba threw a bunch of sliders today. :)

  151. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Marshall won’t be pitching until probably Thursday. He pitched on Saturday.

  152. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hi GB, we have a pitching-loaded system even out of the pen. I am excited to see some prospective mlb bullpenners in Trenton. I have seen too many leads blown in the recent past. ;)

  153. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    What’s the average healing time for an oblique injury?….Montgomery is the one that struck out five guys in an inning right?….Which one of the three has the best stuff?, i understand that Kahnle was supposed to be one of the best.

  154. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    GB, good point. Not sure why Chad had him listed as available today. I keep losing track of who’s pitched when with all the abbreviated outings.

  155. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I think Montgomey is supposed to be a very close version of Drob….Maybe he is the clone we have been looking for YF!!

  156. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Marshall won’t be pitching until probably Thursday. He pitched on Saturday.
    ///

    Ah. Too bad. Thursday’s game is televised, I believe.

  157. Nick in SF March 12th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    It’s doubtful I’ll be around when the Yanks face the Nats and Wang on Thursday, so I re-share this happy November memory now instead:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....hotostream

  158. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I saw Kahnle at Lakewood and he was wild, loaded the bases on 3 walks and then got out of it with a couple of K’s. He was throwing like 99 but had no idea how to locate.

  159. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks, Nick. <3 and miss Wang. I am very excited to see him pitch.

  160. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Thursday is televised. Wed. is not.

  161. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    YankeeFem, a guy that could start for Trenton but will likely be back in the pen is Josh Romanski. They will have Preston Claiborne and Venditte down in Trenton, too.

  162. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I wonder if they just wanted Dealin’ to get in there because he’s barely pitched or if they’re keeping him out of the spotlight.

    There’s been a lot of negative speculation about him for a while, now. One report I read, the guy said a “concern” was his “inconsistent” velo on the fastball, that he’s sometimes throwing 93-95 and others, he can’t amp it past 91. These people are confused: the latter readings are off his 2-seamer. But it gets repeated over and over again and is therefore assumed true.

  163. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    luis, except Montgomery’s big K pitch is his slider, not his CB.

  164. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    luis, incidentally I watched Warren’s whole outing finally and he did sprinkle in some curves – really ugly ones, though. No wonder they scrapped that pitch.

  165. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    YF, or is it YM. Just pull up the rosters, including non-roster invitees and click on the names. it shows the games and numbers they played in. Yeah Kahnle is wild as Hell. Not quite Brackman, but, not Burawa yet, either.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....p?c_id=nyy

  166. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Betances has pitched in 3 of the first 11 games, like most of the others.

  167. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    YankeeFem, have you seen Montgomery? That slider reacts like Burnett’s knuckle curve. Big, hard break.

  168. luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    luis, incidentally I watched Warren’s whole outing finally and he did sprinkle in some curves – really ugly ones, though. No wonder they scrapped that pitch.

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

    Thanks, i thought i was losing my sight….But he has a very good FB with sinking action and a good change, even though a little more fade would be desirable

  169. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    GB, not sure where YM came from but you’ll have to ask the social scientist about that one. ;)

    Venditte I saw in brief last year. Claiborne I haven’t seen, and if Romanski pitched it was when I was racing out of the park to beat the crowd. So, I don’t have any take on him except from what I have read.

  170. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    Betances has pitched in 3 of the first 11 games, like most of the others.
    ///

    Yea but first two were one inning appearances. The first he threw a ton of pitches, so it figured he wasn’t coming back. But the second one, he was extremely efficient and still just got the one. Probably why they moved him up a day. By contrast, Phelps, Manny, Warren pitched multiple innings (3 for each in last outings, I believe). DJ had two in his.

  171. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    GB, not sure where YM came from but you’ll have to ask the social scientist about that one.
    ///

    Yankeefem, what d’ya suppose the “M” stood for?

  172. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Claiborne is a lot like Whelan with control. Romanski isn’t a soft tosser, but, doesn’t throw 95, either. Good control, throws 2 fast balls, change-up, curve, slider. yankees got him from Milwaukee (4th round pick as an outfielder pitcher and then had TJ surgery.

  173. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Minista

  174. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    luis March 12th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks, i thought i was losing my sight….But he has a very good FB with sinking action and a good change, even though a little more fade would be desirable
    ///

    Prolly not all the way there yet with his 2ndary stuff. At least, I hope not :D

  175. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    luis, depends on severity of injury. On River they said he was seeing the doctor tonight, so maybe we will have an answer on timeframe.

    luis, I was talking about a slider but I guess you were looking at a different pitch. He threw a really bad CB to Morneau. Is that the one you meant? I think Morneau also got a hit off a CB, if I remember correctly, but Warren throws mostly sliders. His best pitches in my estimate are his FB and changeup. But I like the way he mixes up his pitches; just hope his slider progresses. And throwing a CB here and there isn’t a bad idea when he is locating it and sitting high 70′s. What did you think of him?

  176. J. Alfred Prufrock March 12th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    When did DJ pitch? The days are beginning to blur..

  177. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Me too. I am usually very precise, but I cannot really remember who has pitched when after the starters and the Killer B’s and DJ. Maybe I need an excel spreadsheet to keep track???

    GB, what does Minista mean?

  178. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    The last part of Fe Minista

    MLB has all the players in camp by team

  179. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    :arrow:

  180. yankeefeminista March 12th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Ah, got it, GB.

  181. luis March 12th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    YF,

    About Warren:

    I still think that Phelps has looked the best of the three ( Phelps, Warren and Mitchell )…But i thought he has a very good array of FB’s, especially the one with sinking action. I agree he has a good change up, but i would like it to drop more near the plate. Yes , those CB really need some work. The slider on the other hand, he threw much better, in fact i think he got squeezed a little bit on some pitches that were strikes and weren’t called, needs more lateral move IMO, it has plenty of vertical drop but not enough lateral movement, so the hitter isn’t fooled. IMO the slider has to look like a Fb and that is staying over the plate to fool the hitter and force him to commit, if it has enough lateral and drop movement he will only hit the air.

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