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Quick notes from Tampa: Pineda, Logan, Eppley and Molina

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 05, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As you can imagine, there’s not a ton going on here at Tropicana Field. The Yankees are going through batting practice right now, and I don’t think you would anticipate a ton of news on the day after breaking camp. Here are a few newsy tidbits.

• Michael Pineda played catch today, throwing 25 pitches, but there’s still no timetable or definite plan moving forward. Joe Girardi said he’s not even sure whether Pineda is going to stay in Tampa or follow the Yankees to Baltimore and New York. “They’re still talking about what plan they want to take with him,” Girardi said.

• Boone Logan said there is “night and day” difference in the way his back feels this morning compared to yesterday. There was legitimate pain yesterday. Today there’s only lingering soreness. He fully expects to be ready to pitch tomorrow. “I would be in there, in my mind,” he said.

• The Yankees have claimed right-handed reliever Cody Eppley off waivers from the Rangers. He’s 26 years old and will be assigned to Triple-A to pitch out of the bullpen. Cashman said he likes Eppley’s ability to handle right-handed hitters, and he helps add some depth after losing George Kontos and promoting David Phelps to New York.

• Gustavo Molina has decided to accept an assignment to Double-A. He’ll split the catching duties in Trenton with Jose Gil. Those two did the same thing this winter.

 
 

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146 Responses to “Quick notes from Tampa: Pineda, Logan, Eppley and Molina”

  1. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Tampa’s lineup for tomorrow:

    CF Desmond Jennings
    RF Ben Zobrist
    3B Evan Longoria
    DH Jeff Keppinger
    SS Sean Rodriguez
    2B Elliot Johnson
    1B Carlos Pena
    C Jose Molina
    LF Matt Joyce

    Granted – BJ Upton is hurt and they have some moving pieces against the Big Lefty – but really – Jeff Keppinger as your DH and cleanup hitter?

  2. yanks 27 April 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Santana is looking sharp – he’ll be a good guy to target at the deadline

  3. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    yanks 27 April 5th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Santana is looking sharp – he’ll be a good guy to target at the deadline
    ———————

    I don’t think the Mets will move him.

    Even if he’s healthy I think the injury history and contract will depress his value so that what you’re getting back in offers won’t be even close to his worth. With the Madoff thing settled, the Mets aren’t under the financial pressure they thought they would be under – so that shouldn’t be a consideration.

  4. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    In other roster moves that make little to no sense – the Tigers are playing Ryan Rayburn at DH…he’s a better LF than Young, a better 1b than Prince and a better 3b than Miggy – why wouldn’t you DH one of those guys?

  5. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Why would it be in Pineda’s interests to throw in the sometimes coldish weather up here rather than Tampa?

    “Santana is looking sharp – he’ll be a good guy to target at the deadline”

    With this contract?

    12:$24M, 13:$25.5M, 14:$25M club option ($5.5M buyout)

    Not for the Yankees.

  6. Bret The Hitman April 5th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Wave Your Hat April 5th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Does Nunez playing regularly vs lefties mean no Gardner vs lefties?

    *********

    Let’s see…

    Eduardo Nunez is a starting infielder against lefties moving Jeter or Arod to DH.

    Andruw Jones will start against lefties as well and the only place to do that is LF.

    Isn’t it obvious the Yankees view Gardner as a platoon player?

  7. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    GB, Mujica also up in AAA. And on Trenton DL: Jeremy Bleich, Jairo Heredia, Diego Moreno, Danny Burawa, Luke Murton and Damon Sublett.

    Do you recall if milb-tv cameras from LHV are decent?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Cameras are pretty decent. Certainly better than Scranton. Like the difference between Us Cellular in Chicago and Yankee Stadium.

  8. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Verlander has really become a pitcher….he’s been mostly 92-94 today but his CU and breaking ball are so good and he can throw them in any count so it doesn’t matter

  9. Bret The Hitman April 5th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Maybe Cashman should get serious about upgrading LF and getting a bat there who can start against lefties and righties.

  10. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    36 innings of regular season baseball played, 27 runs scored total.

    Something to monitor?

  11. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    GB, Mujica also up in AAA. And on Trenton DL: Jeremy Bleich, Jairo Heredia, Diego Moreno, Danny Burawa, Luke Murton and Damon Sublett.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Not really surprised about Burawa with his oblique injury, or Bleich. He could be back this year. Wasn’t aware of Murton. Sublett’s been hurt of and on with injuries for 2 years. Heredia has a lot of talent, but, like Ramirez, can’t stay healthy. Moreno, I know almost nothing about.

  12. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Brett,

    Maybe you should let a week go by before reading the tea leaves over Saturday’s line-up.

    But assuming you don’t have the patience to do that, whom are you suggesting Cashman target?

  13. Crawdaddy April 5th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    “Santana is looking sharp – he’ll be a good guy to target at the deadline”

    It’s in the Yankee plan that no need exists for that type of target this year.

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock April 5th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Yep. But again, it is just typical impatience from Cashman and the brass. No faith in their own, always have to be going after someone else’s. Like the people who wanted to trade Betances for Danks.
    ////

    EA,

    …and bury him in the bullpen!!

  15. Crawdaddy April 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Heredia is making his way back from shoulder surgery. Bleich will be an option probably in late May or early June. Burawa another May addition.

  16. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    re-post

    yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    Chip, re: Keppinger is at DH because C’s a lefty; if Rays get anywhere near a 2010 year out of Luke Scott at DH vs. righties, they should be OK there.

    yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    GB, good to hear re: cameras. I hope they are also decent from Lexington when River Dogs play there.

  17. Crawdaddy April 5th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Bret,

    Did Gardner steal your girlfriend?

  18. Joe from Long Island April 5th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    chip – i think that the mets would have trouble trying to move santana. mostly because of the contract, and, if i recall correctly, their inability to get insurance for it. can’t imagine his shoulder surgery makes it any more likely for a team to get insurance, either.

    not to belabor the point, but i still think the mets/wilpon have more financial trouble than you give them credit for, even without having to pay out on madoff. remember, they were also counting on payouts from madoff accounts to provide much of the deferred money owed on contracts, like santana’s.

    oh, well. just glad fred doesn’t own the team i root for.

  19. UnKnown April 5th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    UnKnown April 5th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Chip April 5th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Tampa’s lineup for tomorrow:

    CF Desmond Jennings
    RF Ben Zobrist
    3B Evan Longoria
    DH Jeff Keppinger
    SS Sean Rodriguez
    2B Elliot Johnson
    1B Carlos Pena
    C Jose Molina
    LF Matt Joyce

    Granted – BJ Upton is hurt and they have some moving pieces against the Big Lefty – but really – Jeff Keppinger as your DH and cleanup hitter?

    ——

    No kidding. The Rays are going to have some serious problems scoring runs this year. I know they got some really good SP, but they are going to have to score at least 2 or 3 runs to win games and I don’t think they can do that.

    CC, Kuroda, and Hughes should cruise through that lineup all wknd.

  20. m April 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    “Which one?”

    \hitman’d

    Relieved to have a Molina back in the system.

  21. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I predict that Andruw Jones will beat someone out for more PT this season. It could be Ibanez; it could be Gardner.

  22. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Crawdaddy April 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    Heredia is making his way back from shoulder surgery. Bleich will be an option probably in late May or early June. Burawa another May addition.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    If Heredia and bleich come around to their talent level, they’ll make fine additions, especially Bleich adding another lefty to the rotation. Burawa teaming up with Montgomery will be the fun part of the late innings. some high octane stuff.

  23. RadioKev April 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    If Santana has a Santana like first half, they’d be able to move him. These things get done.

  24. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Chip, re: Keppinger is at DH because C’s a lefty; if Rays get anywhere near a 2010 year out of Luke Scott at DH vs. righties, they should be OK there.

    ———————

    Yeah I know, and against RHP in addition to Scott being in there Pena will move up in the order – but really – the best you can do at 4 and 6 against a LHP are Keppinger and Eliot Johnson?

  25. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I predict that Andruw Jones will beat someone out for more PT this season. It could be Ibanez; it could be Gardner.
    —————-

    I still think that if not this year, then this winter a Gardner for Morse trade would make sense for both teams.

    That is, of course, assuming that this Mike Morse injury is not something too substantial.

  26. LGY April 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Platoon players are not created equal.

    A PT that plays only vs LHP is a bench player. A PT that plays vs RHP is a starter.

    There are many starters in MLB that should be Brett Gardner type platoon players. The Yankees are one of only a few teams that have the talent to actually do if though.

  27. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Besides that absolutely hideous thing in left-centerfield, the Marlins new park is pretty nice (lime green walls notwithstanding). Fish tanks behind the plate are cool.

    Now – if only the Rays & A’s could get something done with their parks, before they wind up in Charlotte, San Jose or who knows where….

  28. LGY April 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Carl Crawford, who Bret the Hitman begged for the Yankees to sign, should be platooned.

  29. m April 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Let’s make some noise, Detroit!

    Swing away. :mad:

  30. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    LGY April 5th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Carl Crawford, who Bret the Hitman begged for the Yankees to sign, should be platooned.
    —————–

    You don’t need to be platooned on the DL :-)

  31. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    FLASH WAGER:

    What team scores the first run this afternoon?

  32. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like Norris had a mix-up on his roster yesyerday. He had mentioned that Montgomery was jumping High a ball and heading to Trenton, but, he’s still on the Tampa roster.

  33. LGY April 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    18 months ago: Sign Carl Crawford!!!!!!!!

    Now: Maybe Cashman should get serious about upgrading LF and getting a bat there who can start against lefties and righties

    :???:

  34. ZMAN April 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    This is going to be the year of the pitcher – all the more reason we should have kept Montero. Going to be more of a need for teams to scratch across a run here and there, a guy with power who can add a run (or more) to the board with 1 swing is very valuable in today’s MLB.

  35. m April 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Stuckey,

    Seeing as all 3 games are in the bottom of the 5th, no score…

    Tigers

  36. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    How will Rays run production be any worse than last year’s? In 2011, they lost their DH in Manny, Longoria missed almost 30 games and this year, they’ll have a full year of Desmond Jennings. They lost Kotchman, Shoppach, but added Pena, Luke Scott. But if Longoria and Jennings are healthy and Scott gives them reasonable production, they should be the same if not better than 2011.

  37. yanks 27 April 5th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    1st run will be a Victorino HR against Bedard in the next inning

  38. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    No one will ever score a run in the majors this year

  39. m April 5th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Not even Montero, JF?

  40. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Except him. He will score between 30 and 35 runs.

  41. Shame Spencer April 5th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Jones was saying he wanted to push for a starting role this season.. or privately saying so anyway. That was the word on the street.

    I’d really like to see Gardner be able to do what he did this spring more often and drive the ball up the middle. He can be such a weapon. So can Jones, of course, in the right hitting situations – I just love Gardner’s speed.

  42. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Miggy just about killed himself trying to catch a pop up.

  43. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Trenton Line-up

    Josh Norris ? @jnorris427

    @TrentonThunder lineup: A. Almonte LF, Mustelier 3B, Adams 2B, Z. Almonte RF, Lyerly 1B, Mesa CF, Brewer DH, Gil C, Ibarra SS, Hall P

  44. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Nice to see that David Adams is in the opening day line-up

  45. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Then let a ball go through him…..hard hit….but Miggy isn’t a big league caliber third baseman

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock April 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    blake, he’s got a of cushion to ease his pratfalls ;)

  47. m April 5th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Blake,

    He was still admiring that play. Ball just scorched off his glove.

    JF,

    That’s a lot of IBB’s for him and productive groundouts behind him. ;)

  48. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Halladay lookin’ OLD out there. Control spotty and no MPH to make up for it. Phillies are definitely comin-back-to-the-pack in the NL East.

  49. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    That’s a lot of IBB’s for him and productive groundouts behind him.

    I was thinking 30 HRs :twisted:

  50. m April 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Ortiz waved at smoke there.

    Miggy had a facial injury. He’ll be tentative for a while.

  51. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    And yet Halladay has allowed 2 hits and zero runs through 5

  52. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    The stalemate continues…

  53. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Scorekeeper had to decide who his “buddy” was. Went with Verlander, E5 Cabrerra. Gonna be plenty of those E5′s in the Tiger Box Scores this season.

  54. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    We are talkin’ Pitt here, and that NL bottom of the order escape hatch.

  55. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    The bigger story with the Phillies is that Bedard is shutting them out….their offense stinks.

  56. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Strasberg throwing 95.

    It’s an epidemic.

  57. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Then let a ball go through him…..hard hit….but Miggy isn’t a big league caliber third baseman
    ——————-

    I still don’t get why, with Victor out, they’re forcing Miggy in there. My guess is that when Inge is healthy they’ll make a change.

  58. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Verlander pickin’ up where he left off last season. The guy lookin’ exceptional is Bedard.

  59. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    There are seriously 4 games going on….3 in the 6th inning and zero runs have been scored in any of them

  60. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I understand MLB is fueling up a private Gulfstream so Bud Selig can jet from city to city declaring each game a scoreless tie.

  61. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    The mets score the first run, disgraceful.

  62. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Mets scored

  63. blake April 5th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Lester looks afraid of Miggy.

  64. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Of course….the Braves allow the seal to be broken.

  65. m April 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Put it on the boooard! Mets 1-0.

  66. stuckey April 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Jays are going to go out and score 10 runs and panic is going to set in…

  67. Hassey April 5th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Detroit’s secondary starters can’t really be as good as they looked against us in the ALDS, right?

  68. m April 5th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I that the third bacon-saver of the day? I’m not even a Tigers fan, and I’m frustrated.

  69. m April 5th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Hassey,

    No they aren’t. Iirc they lost to the Rangers and it wasn’t much of a battle.

  70. Hassey April 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Whoa – even my knees buckled on that one

  71. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    This is exactly why I laugh when you hear commentators saying how the love pitching duels. These games would put Richard Simmons to sleep.

  72. m April 5th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Which Boston reliever gives up the walkoff hit? :P

  73. LGY April 5th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Bedard mowing down the Phils.

    The Red Sox could’ve really used a guy like that last September :evil:

  74. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    These Boston area merchants that participate in their own commercials are a laugh riot.

  75. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    No way I give Votto a 10yr deal. NO WAY

  76. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The Red Sox could’ve really used a guy like that last September”

    Or now

  77. DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Lester been miffed at the HP Ump ALL day.

  78. Shame Spencer April 5th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I wish I could care about any of the games being played today lol… real baseball starts tomorrow, right?

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    :)

  80. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Lester is going into chicken leg withdrawl.

  81. lounge lizard April 5th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Gardner makes that play. But he’d have to be in the lineup to do it.

  82. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    “Come on, Josh. Let’s go in and mainline some chicken broth.”

  83. Shame Spencer April 5th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Do you guys think we can construct 162 unique chicken jokes this season?

  84. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    No way I give Votto a 10yr deal. NO WAY

    I heard it’s 12 years – he’s good, but that’s insane.

    Enjoy playing with your AAA friends over the next decade, Joey, cause Cincinnati ain’t exactly swimming in revenue

  85. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Boston’s bullpen…..lol.

  86. randy l. April 5th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    gb7-

    i’m not doing so well.

    i’m simultaneously listening to the red sox game on the radio with an 11year old practicing “mary had a little lamb” on his trombone in the background.

    you’re good with kids . any advice?

  87. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Lestah choked the chicken? :)

  88. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Yep. the Padilla move pays instant dividends…for the other team.

  89. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    This is what they are gonna do by refusing to put Bard in the pen….they are going to jeopardize the games that their good starters pitch ….

  90. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Enjoy playing with your AAA friends over the next decade, Joey, cause Cincinnati ain’t exactly swimming in revenue

    It only raises their payroll by 10 million and their TV deal will expire in 3-4 years, which currently only pays them 10 million. They’ll be fine.

  91. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Walking Miggy to get to Prince…..

  92. Nick in SF April 5th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Wow.

    Padilla was ugly before, but that mug under a Boston cap just makes it worse.

    Something to monitor.

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    My funny Valentine!

  94. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    randy l. April 5th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    gb7-

    i’m not doing so well.

    i’m simultaneously listening to the red sox game on the radio with an 11year old practicing “mary had a little lamb” on his trombone in the background.

    you’re good with kids . any advice?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Sure, randy? Don’t have any of your own, or, move and don’t tell anybody where.

  95. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Man the Red Sox back end & bullpen are gonna be a freakin’ train wreck this year. Better score 900 runs boys.

  96. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Shelley Duncan DOnuts lined an opening day double. Many fore-arms were bashed.

  97. Nick in SF April 5th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Trisha, we haven’t settled the stakes on our two bets yet.

    We could just make each wager for a number of Ritter Sports, say 5 or whatever each.

    Or, as we did last year, I could stake the excellent Scharffenberger chocolate against Ritters.

    Scharffenbergers are bigger and more expensive than Ritters… perhaps a 3-to-5 ratio would be fair. I think that’s how we did it last season.

    Either way is fine with me, so you make the call. I guarantee you’ll be happy with Scharffenbergers should you win one or both of the bets. Yum, I might go get one for myself to celebrate the start of the season.

  98. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Shelley Duncan DOnuts lined an opening day double. Many fore-arms were bashed.

    Happy to see Shelley finally get a chance somewhere – the consummate AAAA player :wink:

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    :)

    AJAX!!!!!

  100. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 5th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    No way I give Votto a 10yr deal. NO WAY
    ———————

    That contract is going to be a killer.

    And I’m sorry – you don’t give that kind of a deal to a 1b. SS maybe but not a 1b.

  101. CompassRosy April 5th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    OK, I know they haven’t thrown a pitch yet this season but, wish I could go to Jackson…

    http://tinyurl.com/7hptdhe

    :-)

    1. Double-A Jackson Generals (Southern League/Mariners)
    No other team in the minors can boast four Top 100 Prospects. With RHP Taijuan Walker (No. 20) and LHPs Danny Hultzen (No. 21) and James Paxton (No. 52)—along with SS Nick Franklin (No. 77)—Jackson fans are sure to get an elite prospect on the mound three out of every five days.

  102. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Good AB by prince…

  103. Erin April 5th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    BloggingBombers Sabathia reflected on his first three years in pinstripes: ?It?s been a lot of fun. Not just with numbers or things … http://www.sulia.com/c/new-yor.....ce=twitter

  104. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    And I’m sorry – you don’t give that kind of a deal to a 1b. SS maybe but not a 1b.

    You don’t sign anyone for 12 years.

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Nick – as long as Scharffenberger makes milk as well as dark I’m good to go! I hate dark chocolate.

    **********

    Did you see the look on Ellsbury’s face? Almost indigant that someone would run on his arm.

    What a ship of fools.

  106. randy l. April 5th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    gb7-

    none yet, i’m waiting till i get older and settle down.

    i know one thing.

    i’m not buying anyone a trombone :)

  107. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Toronto asserting themselves as a last place team. Ah regular season baseball.

  108. Erin April 5th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Trisha, I can confirm that Scharffenberger chocolate is delicious. :)

  109. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    2-0 top 9th. Rut roh Bobby.

    Perhaps it’s time for the “fake mustache & glasses” stretegy, o baseball savant

  110. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Halladay for 8 to Papelbonehead for the save – just the way Charlie drew it up.

  111. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Not the best start for Romero

  112. Game of Inches April 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    ***strategy (damn spellcheck :( )

  113. CompassRosy April 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Well, no matter how the BoSox/Tiggers game turns out…
    it was a good day (since I have both Verlander and Lester on my fantasy team) ;-)

  114. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Halladay 8 innings 2 hits…..ho hum

  115. Nick in SF April 5th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Trisha, they make a variety of chocolates with different cacao %’s.

    So just name the # for each bet. 5 Ritters to 3 Scharffenbergers for each bet? More? Up to you.

  116. jacksquat April 5th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I hate routing for Valverde.

  117. blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I wish the Red Sox and Valverde could both lose

  118. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Not the best start for Romero
    —————————-

    I think the Mets are going to be better than predicted and I think the Jays are going to be quite terrible.

  119. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I wish the Red Sox and Valverde could both lose

    Valverde blows the save. Miggy hits a walk off in a couple innings.

  120. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    blake April 5th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I wish the Red Sox and Valverde could both lose
    ——————

    Valverde gets the save and then blows out his Achilles doing his save dance.

  121. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    randy l. April 5th, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    gb7-

    none yet, i’m waiting till i get older and settle down.

    i know one thing.

    i’m not buying anyone a trombone

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Get older? How? you’re already a vegetable.

  122. Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Pinch running for A-Gon in the 9th. Good, good. Bobby V using the Torre strategy of screwing himself in extras.

  123. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Um what?

    I went to fax a document and came back to find men on 1st and 3rd? What did Valverde do?

    I can be happy to root for him today.

    GO PUPPET!

  124. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Just looked at the Cubs lineup – oh my they’re awful.

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    PUKEY!!!!!!!

  126. Erin April 5th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    BloggingBombers Cashman said Cervelli was “not confused” about the reason for his demotion, even if he wasn’t happy with it.

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Nick 3 to 5 is fine, again as long as it’s not dark choc.

  128. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Jerkface April 5th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Pinch running for A-Gon in the 9th. Good, good. Bobby V using the Torre strategy of screwing himself in extras.
    ——————

    Quickly playing the “what if” game – if it goes to extras he has to put Punto in at 3b move Youk to 1b and then he has Shoppach on the bench…oy.

  129. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I still have my money on the puppet in this one.

  130. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Or maybe not.

  131. Nick in SF April 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Ok, so 5 Ritters for each of the two bets vs. 3 Sharffenbergers for each?

    Should you win, you can pick the varieties from their website.

    http://www.scharffenberger.com.....chocolate/

  132. Yankee Trader April 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Valverde blows…………………………………………………………his first save since 2010.

  133. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I havent been reading the blog for a few days and i dont want to skim, so what is all of your theories on Pineda?

    Anybody else think this might be a fake injury?

  134. blake April 5th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I dislike Valverde so much that im not that disappointed …..win it in the bottom.

  135. J. Alfred Prufrock April 5th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    What sucks is Valverde had Ortiz looking.

  136. jacksquat April 5th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    ok, tigers need to win it now.

  137. Nick in SF April 5th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Nice going, Valverde. :mad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbP7VMLVg0

  138. jacksquat April 5th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Nah, the pitch to Ortiz was off the plate.

  139. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    blake April 5th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I dislike Valverde so much that im not that disappointed …..win it in the bottom.
    ———————

    Maybe Valverde is hurt and winds up going on the shelf and missing the rest of the season.

    The good news is that Bobby now will have to put Punto in at 3b and move Youk over to 1b. Gotta love Boston’s depth.

  140. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Milk almond with chocolate sounds WONDERFUL.

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

    I always like the home team in extras.

  141. Chip April 5th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    And Mark Melancon is now pitching in his first game that anyone cared about since 2010.

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Actually, I don’t mind Verlander having his game blown either.

    Just win it Tigers.

  143. blake April 5th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Melancon’s fastball looks really straight.

  144. Erin April 5th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    New Post w/Thursday notes

    :arrow:

  145. Nick in SF April 5th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    “…so what is all of your theories on Pineda? Anybody else think this might be a fake injury?”

    Hi Michelle B! The loudest theory here about Pineda is that his presence in pinstripes is an unforgivable Cashman blunder, our offense has been undermined until 2017, and Randy Levine probably sabotaged his shoulder just to mock the paying customers. If you disagree with this theory, there’s a good chance that you’re worse than Hitler.

    I don’t think it’s a fake injury, but hopefully it’s just a very mild injury and his shoulder will be fine and his velocity will be back as he builds his strength back up.

  146. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 5th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    thanks, Nick!


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