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Game 8: Angels at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Apr 14, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (4-3)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B

RHP Phil Hughes (0-1, 3.86)
Hughes vs. Angels

ANGELS (2-5)
Erick Aybar SS
Howie Kendrick 2B
Albert Pujols 1B
Kendry Morales DH
Torii Hunter RF
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Vernon Wells LF
Chris Iannetta C
Peter Bourjos CF

LHP C.J. Wilson (1-0, 1.29)
Wilson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., Fox Network

WEATHER: It’s 65 with relatively clear skies — a great day for baseball. It could get up to 75. I’m definitely regretting my decision to wear a sweater.

UMPIRES: HP James Hoye, 1B Jim Joyce, 2B Jim Reynolds, 3B Mike DiMuro.

WE’RE GOING STREAKING: For the second time in franchise history, the Yankees have won four straight games following losses in each of their first three games of the season. They also did so in 1985.

SIR SWISH: After his bases-loaded double in the bottom of the first yesterday, Nick Swisher is now tied with Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera for the AL lead with nine RBI. It took the switch-hitter 22 games to reach nine RBI last season.

ROAD WARRIOR: Since the start of 2011, Angels starter C.J. Wilson leads the AL among pitchers with a minimum of 100 innings pitched with a 2.25 road ERA. In 128 innings on the road, Wilson has allowed just 32 earned runs.

ON THIS DATE: On April 14, 1955, Elston Howard became the first African-American player in Yankees history, making his Major League debut in an 8-4 loss at Boston. He went 1 for 1 with an RBI.

(NOTE: I’ll be updating here every so often, but I’ll definitely be more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join in the conversation.)

UPDATE, 1:18 P.M.: After allowing back-to-back singles to Kendrick and Pujols in the top of the first, Hughes strikes out Morales and Hunter to end the inning. His shortest at-bats were four pitches against Pujols and Hunter. He threw 25 pitches that inning. He won’t last long at that pace.

UPDATE, 1:34 P.M.: The Yankees waste back-to-back singles from Jeter and Swisher to start the bottom of the first. Cano strikes out looking, A-Rod nearly grounds into a double play, and Tex grounded out to Pujols on a check swing. Other than A-Rod’s big day yesterday, the 3-4-5 hitters in the lineup have not been producing.

UPDATE, 1:44 P.M.: Iannetta takes advantage of the short porch in RF, just sneaking one over the wall and inside of the foul poll. The Yankees benefit from that all of the time, but it’s bound to work against them once in awhile. It’s 2-0 Angels after an inning and a half.

UPDATE, 1:52 P.M.: Yanks go down relatively easy in the bottom of the second, with only Martin reaching base on a walk. Jones hit a screamer to deep CF, but Bourjos somehow chased it down. He’s a very good defensive ballplayer.

UPDATE, 2:05 P.M.: Once again, Hughes’ pitch count is skyrocketing early. He gave up a leadoff single to Kendrick, followed by an RBI double from Pujols that was absolutely smoked to CF to make it 3-0 Angels. Hughes has five strikeouts, but he’s already up to 68 pitches after three innings. I can’t see him lasting much more than five innings at this pace.

UPDATE, 2:14 P.M.: The Yankees go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the third, and the bats are looking stagnant. No hits since the back-to-back singles from Jeter and Swisher to start the game.

UPDATE, 2:25 P.M.: Not a good outing for Hughes, who is done after Kendrick’s 3-run homer knocks him out of the game with one out in the fourth. He gave up eight hits and six earned runs while striking out six. He threw 84 pitches in that span (52 for strikes), once again going into long counts and allowing the opposing team to drive up his pitch count. Velocity was the hot topic last year. This season it’s got to be efficiency. David Phelps is in to face Pujols.

UPDATE, 2:40 P.M.: Yanks strand runners on second and third as Martin pops out to right to end the fourth. It’s 6-0 Angels.

UPDATE, 2:49 P.M.: Phelps gives up a two-out blast to Wells to make it 7-0 Angels after four and a half innings. That was the 250th homer of Wells’ career.

UPDATE, 3:06 P.M.: The Yankees finally get on the board in the bottom of the fifth with Cano’s first RBI of the season (he punched an RBI single through the left side of the infield), but they could have done more after back-to-back singles from Nunez and Jeter to leadoff the inning. A-Rod got jammed and grounded out weakly, while Tex swung at the first pitch and lined out to short. 7-1 Angels.

UPDATE, 3:11 P.M.: Quick inning for Phelps, who sets down the top of the Angels order 1-2-3 in the top of the sixth.

UPDATE, 3:23 P.M.: The Yankees’ struggles with men in scoring position continue. After Martin walked and Nunez reached on an error with two outs, Jeter popped out to right. Still 7-1 Angels going into the seventh.

UPDATE, 3:31 P.M.: Another pretty quick inning for Phelps in the top of the seventh. He’s pitch 3 2/3 innings now, allowing just the one hit (Wells’ homer). He’s walked two and struck out three. Kevin Jepsen is coming into pitch for the Angels.

UPDATE, 3:41 P.M.: Yanks go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh. Phelps is staying in the game to start the eighth.

UPDATE, 3:54 P.M.: We’re heading into the ninth, and the Yanks look pretty lifeless. They just went down 1-2-3 in the eighth and this place is starting to empty out. They don’t have a hit since Cano’s RBI single in the fifth.

UPDATE, 4:06 P.M.: Very nice outing for Phelps, who came out with two outs in the ninth: 5.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR. Don’t really understand why Girardi took him out in that situation, but Clay Rapada got the final out. Last licks coming for the Yankees.

 
 

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396 Responses to “Game 8: Angels at Yankees”

  1. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Go Huuuuughes! Go Yanks!

  2. MTU April 14th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Vince is the Man !

    Next to Chad that is.

    Enjoy the game folks.

    I’ll check back later for the post-game analysis.

    :)

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 14th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hey YF! Posted to you in previous thread.

    GO PHIL!

    GO YANKS!!!

    Catch you soon.

    :)

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 14th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hey MTU!

    :)

    See ya!

  5. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    lets go Yankees!

  6. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Nice catch, Grandy!

  7. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Hey Trisha. I will go check it out.

  8. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I see the ump is not giving him anything today

  9. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    why boo Pujols?

  10. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    FB looking good. Let’s finish guys off today, Philip.

    Booing Pujols out of respect…

  11. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hello, my name is Curtis Granderson.

    Contrary to UZR reports that I suck as a defender, I can play shallow and make a running catch back to the wall on balls hit over my head, like I just did right there.

    Hey UZR zombies, I hope you’re paying attention.
    ///

    Get the ball down, Phil.
    ///

    Booing Pujols?? Maybe some Lohudders went to the game, and think he’s Montero?

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    why boo Pujols?
    ///

    The Yankee fan in the stands isn’t who he(she) used to be :( .

  13. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Gardner would not have let Kendrick go to third

  14. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Im really sad.

    Joe Buck has his voice back.

    The virus that attacked his vocal chords in early 2011 has finally healed

    :(

  15. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Glad to see Hughes looking “good”. I would hate to see him look bad

  16. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Good test for Phil here; lefty w/pop at NYS.

  17. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Attack mode, Phil.

  18. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    K That’s it. Nice late movement.

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Very nice movement on that pitch

  20. rm April 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Gardner would not have let Kendrick go to third

    He would have thrown him out. Andruw is not what he once was

  21. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    good job Hughes getting out of it

  22. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Atta boy! Now let’s get that CB working.

  23. MG April 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    nice job by Hughes, there were at least a dozen bridge jumpers ready for the plunge after the Pujols basehit…

  24. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Lol thank God we will in an era where everything is on tv or the net.

    Listening right now to the interview. Good stuff so far
    ///

    LOL, you may hear something I didn’t. I was in the car at the time, and didn’t hear it from the beginning. Give a report :D

    ———————-

    -Regrets the Igawa move and now they are a better equipped when it comes to how foriegn pitchers translate to MLB.

    -Firm believer in Kuroda and he brings to the team.

    -Pineda doesn’t need to be a number 2 this yr it would be nice but he doesn’t have to be the number 2 this season. He is a long term guy that needs to develop a change up and he when he does he will gravitate quickly.

    -Every deal he makes he gets buyer’s remorse

  25. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Nice recovery

  26. rm April 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    way to go Phil!

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Hughes gets down to business and deals his way out of trouble. Good on ya, PJ!

  28. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Nice job by Hughes to get “TheBigOut” !

  29. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Trisha, just keep Pettitte out of it as much as possible.

  30. Stoneburner April 14th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Jerkface April 14th, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Jose Ramirez was rated as having the best change up in the organization. A pitcher can have a great change up and be a bad pitcher. One need only to look at Edwar Ramirez, who had a nasty, nasty change that he threw with the same exact release point and arm speed as his fastball, but he wasn’t a good pitcher.

    I hope this will stop people from waning poetic on people waxing poetics.

    *******

    What are you talking about? Wax on the poetics fan boys:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com.....12767.html

    Oh elitist fan boys – continue to borrow from Pinestripes Plus and Baseball America and make the opinions your own – oh fan boys . . . . .

  31. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Odds, and… Joba stuff?

  32. rm April 14th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Hello, my name is Curtis Granderson.

    Contrary to UZR reports that I suck as a defender, I can play shallow and make a running catch back to the wall on balls hit over my head, like I just did right there.

    Hey UZR zombies, I hope you’re paying attention.
    ///

    Get the ball down, Phil.
    ///

    Booing Pujols?? Maybe some Lohudders went to the game, and think he’s Montero?

    Aside from our disagreement about Monero. I tend to agree with just about everything you post

  33. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Yeah, Jeet!

  34. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Regrets the Igawa move and now they are a better equipped when it comes to how foriegn pitchers translate to MLB.

    ——————————————————————————–

    This galls me everytime I hear it. Igawa at best was supposed to be a number 4 or 5 in the NL but never in the AL. You bring a not so good pitcher over here and he lives up to it and that is how you will base all future decisions regarding foreign players

  35. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Jeter!

  36. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    What’s going on with Joe and the lineup changes ? If you know you’re 3,4,5 are struggling why not break them up a bit ? I liked yesterday’s lineup better, he should keep experimenting to find the right one. I’d put Curtis in Front of Tex and flip flop Cano/Arod again. That worked yesterday.

  37. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    THe thing is, it was the perfect punishment for the crime for Joe Buck.

    For being an arrogant turd that loves to talk and spew his garbage, he couldnt live without his voice.

    And now he has it back :(

  38. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    i wish I didn’t have to watch this game on FOX. Don’t know why this year MLB.TV blacks out national tv games.

  39. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    “Anyone have a link to the Cashman interview? I too heard parts of it re: Joba, but Cash was into his usual organic rambling Cashspeak, and it was hard to gauge combined with my outside distractions what Cash’s point was re: “Joba was always a stahtin’ pitchah” or something like that. But maybe he feels Yanks mishandled Joba.”

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/audio/2-03-joe-evan/

    That’s the link. Regarding the Joba stuff he said what JAP wrote then he went off the path as he normally does.

    The Joba stuff comes up around 18:09

  40. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    here’s the test to see if the heart of the order can get the job done. Hopefully Robby doesn’t swing at the first pitch now.

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 14th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    YAY! The game is on FOX!!! (never thought I’d be saying that!)

    At least it’s baseball!

    GO YANKS!

    Later.

  42. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    How is fan boy (sic) Jerkface stealing from either PP or BA when BA doesn’t agree with the assessment re: JR’s changeup? SB, you are contradicting yourself.

    And as per your previous post this morning that I didn’t get to respond to in full. To reiterate and elaborate, Jose Ramirez was always FB-changeup. He didn’t throw a slider in Lakewood; he only threw a fringy curveball, but they finally gave up on it because he couldn’t spin it. Then he was trying to incorporate more of a slurve. You are confusing Ramirez’s always plus change up, his bread and butter swing and miss pitch, to a recently acquired slider. The two have nothing to do with each other. No one is confusing them but you; the slider is new, the changeup has consistently been there and was plus 3 years ago.

  43. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hello everyone!!,

    I nice crowd to day!! Go Hughes Go Yankees!

  44. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I’ll be bald by all-star break if this continues. how is it that our 3,4,5 is the weakest part of our lineup ?

  45. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Glad that Alex is OK.

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Aside from our disagreement about Monero. I tend to agree with just about everything you post
    ///

    rm, he ran that down real nice, just like he always does. I don’t really know what the UZR folks are watching ;) .

  47. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I’ll be bald by all-star break if this continues. how is it that our 3,4,5 is the weakest part of our lineup ?

    —————————————————————————-

    Its why we struggle to score runs in the post season

  48. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Hi, Luis!

    Odds, thanks for the link. I will listen to it once I get home from work.

  49. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Pruf, lol QFT about Grandy.

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Hello everyone!!,

    I nice crowd to day!! Go Hughes Go Yankees!
    ///

    LUIS!!!

    The sun comes out when you arrive. :D

  51. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I’ll be bald by all-star break if this continues. how is it that our 3,4,5 is the weakest part of our lineup ?

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

    No you won’t, this guys will start to hit, rest assure.

  52. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    the heart of the order is more like a hole early this season

  53. Boston Jim April 14th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Tex sux

  54. darbodla April 14th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Tex is just awful.

  55. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    who didn’t see this coming ? The moment I have the slightest bit of faith 3,4,5 out together the worst at bats as usual.

  56. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I’m not much for booing our players unless they are loafing or mailing it in but its pretty amazing how Arod used to get booed all the time and Mark just skates on by and never takes any heat whatsoever

  57. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    JAP, Yankeefem,

    Hi guys!….It’s good to see you around :) . Missed the first inning of Hughes, he got on trouble but got out of it, how is he looking today?

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    I’ll be bald by all-star break if this continues. how is it that our 3,4,5 is the weakest part of our lineup ?

    —————————————————————————-

    Its why we struggle to score runs in the post season
    ///

    Agree about postseason lack of timely hitting and refusal to shorten up, but I don’t think this applies to Cano, and I don’t really think it does to Alex if he’s healthy. Tex is another matter; still waiting to see if his efforts can alter his swing for the better.

  59. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    j.a.p.

    we don’t interact that much, but it’s interesting how we both always like cano, melky , and montero when many on the blog at times wanted them all traded for one reason or another.

    cano, melky, and montero would have been very nice playing together.

    it’s the old axiom that sometimes the best trades are the one not made.

  60. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    darbodla April 14th, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Tex is just awful.

    How many years do we have to put up with him ? I’m not a fan of boo’ing anybody, but this guy need to hear it so we can force him to remove his no-trade. is it that he can’t handle the pressure in NY ? 3 years now and he is getting worse and worse each season.

  61. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I liked that call for the Ump….You wait for his call!! :D

  62. rm April 14th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Aside from our disagreement about Monero. I tend to agree with just about everything you post
    ///

    rm, he ran that down real nice, just like he always does. I don’t really know what the UZR folks are watching .

    I think he had a few “lost in the lights” plays that looked very bad last year that casued the UZR folks to make that horrible evalutaion. He usually looks like the best defensive centerielder in baseball to me (comparible to Elsbury and Gardner)

  63. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    “Melky was rushed up and was not really given the chance to develop. I am not at all surprised at his hitting ability. Plus, he could always hit breaking balls.”

    plus melky could handle new york pressure.

    he thrived there.

    but he does have that ring .

  64. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I hope this will stop people from waning poetic on people waxing poetics.

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

    Who are you? The Karate Kid fanboy? Wax on, waxoff. It’s not “wax on poetics”. It’s to “Wax Poetic”.

  65. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Luis, he’s attacking the hitters, and his fastball is electric.

    K

  66. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Agree about postseason lack of timely hitting and refusal to shorten up, but I don’t think this applies to Cano, and I don’t really think it does to Alex if he’s healthy. Tex is another matter; still waiting to see if his efforts can alter his swing for the better.

    ————————————————————————

    Yes I should have prefaced it without Cano but with Alex the health thing is a huge issue especially come playoff time when he is usually banged up or hurting.

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Luis, got some pitches up, curve wouldn’t break, but his fastball has that late life and he reared back to get out of the trouble he got into. blew the ball by Morales on a rising fb that moved up and away.

  68. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Yea, thats gone.

  69. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    lame

  70. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Grrr.

  71. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Triple – can’t say I’m not concerned about Alex’s health by October, as he’s 36 years old. Just have to pray he holds together. So far, he seems healthy /knocksonwood.

  72. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I get so frustrated when people praise a pitcher after 1 1/3 inning.

    I know that was a cheap home run, but save it til he, or any other pitcher, makes it at least 5 innings. Electric fastball!!

  73. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Nice looking CB

  74. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    If Rosenthal was laying down, he’s look like a corpse.

  75. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    The CB is looking much better today

  76. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    I’ll be bald by all-star break if this continues. how is it that our 3,4,5 is the weakest part of our lineup ?

    —————————————————————————-

    Its why we struggle to score runs in the post season
    ///

    Agree about postseason lack of timely hitting and refusal to shorten up, but I don’t think this applies to Cano, and I don’t really think it does to Alex if he’s healthy. Tex is another matter; still waiting to see if his efforts can alter his swing for the better

    ^^^^^^
    How long do we wait and see though? It’s been years already. I think I’ve finally given up. This is coming from a guy who shouted at the top of the lungs in public when I heard we signed him. Now I wish it never happened.

  77. blake April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I hate FOX

  78. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Regrets the Igawa move and now they are a better equipped when it comes to how foriegn pitchers translate to MLB.

    ——————————————————————————–

    This galls me everytime I hear it. Igawa at best was supposed to be a number 4 or 5 in the NL but never in the AL. You bring a not so good pitcher over here and he lives up to it and that is how you will base all future decisions regarding foreign players
    ————————————————

    He went onto say

    Evan: Did the Igawa move influence your decision on Darvish

    Cashman: Yes and No. Yes in the fact it makes you more cautious. In any business you’re involved in when mistakes happen you evaluate the process. What was the process? Where could you have gone wrong? So that you’re not in the position to make the same mistake twice for your ownership, for your fan base or whomever and for yourself. We applied alot of those principles to whether it was Darvish or Cespedes. If the financials get to such a level and the risk/reward factor I have to look my owner in the eye and and say this is a safe bet. But when you’re dealing with less information and more unknowns…

  79. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    K….That was a YS especial. Just a lazy fly ball everywhere else.

  80. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    j.a.p.

    we don’t interact that much, but it’s interesting how we both always like cano, melky , and montero when many on the blog at times wanted them all traded for one reason or another.

    cano, melky, and montero would have been very nice playing together.

    it’s the old axiom that sometimes the best trades are the one not made.
    ///

    we know hittin’. Sartre said men who agree with each other don’t have much to say to each other ;) . I say that when someone else speaks my mind in here, I don’t have to type too much. Randy, you save me from having to type too much :D

  81. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Ok that was just crappy luck. But where was Jeter playing for Wells single? It sure looked like he was playing for Wells to pull the ball when the catcher was calling for and setting up for low outside FB ‘s. Who is in charge of setting up thE defense anyway?

  82. Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    The cheapie was annoying, but Hughes already has 4 K’s — the o/u on that was a mere 3.5. :grin:

  83. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    “I can’t tell you its a smart play on money. We have become more risk averse when it comes to gambling”

  84. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Be nice if Hughes’s breaking ball could help him out a little more. But I like that he is attacking.

    Randy, Melky generally hits good pitching, and loves the big stage/moment.

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    blake April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    I hate FOX
    ///

    ugh. +1

  86. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    i like how hughes is throwing the ball too.

    unfortunate he got that ball up in that spot for the homer

  87. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    YF and JAP,

    Thanks for the report ;)

  88. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I wish there was a stat that tracked RISP when we were losing games vs when we were winning and by how many runs.

  89. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    blake April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    I hate FOX
    ///

    ugh. +1
    ____
    +2

    ****
    Luis, I am not liking the CB so far. More show me; I’d like to see a few swings and misses.

    AnDruuuuuw!

  90. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Nice catch.

  91. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Damn. helluva catch.

  92. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Hi, Luis!

    Odds, thanks for the link. I will listen to it once I get home from work.

    ————————-

    You’re welcome

  93. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Don’t get shutout again

  94. rm April 14th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Well struck but also well caught

  95. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    yowza

    good catch by bourjos.

    made it look easy.

  96. qiantom April 14th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Hughes is just so mediocre. Watching him pitch is no fun at all.

  97. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    blake April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    I hate FOX
    ///

    ugh. +1

    ^^^
    I don’t like fox network but I like mccarver and buck calling the game better than anybody.. they talk baseball facts and aren’t afraid to call out players and talk about their slow starts, YES is biased and rightfully so.. Whenever I hear mccarver and buck it makes me think of big post season games.

  98. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    ^^^^^^
    How long do we wait and see though? It’s been years already. I think I’ve finally given up. This is coming from a guy who shouted at the top of the lungs in public when I heard we signed him. Now I wish it never happened.
    ///
    BigOut – but I think this is the first time he’s not only admitted the problem, but maybe has been made convinced of the problem. What are the odds of him being able to make some kind of lasting change? Have no idea, but we need to give it some time, I would say.

  99. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Yankeefem,

    Yeah, but is certainly much better than his first outing, he is hitting 76 on it, so that’s reasonable well. The problem is that it is still a little loopy, needs to tighten it up more. But is progress on the pitch from the last start.

  100. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I really don’t understand why Gardner is not playing I really don’t. Well I understand what Joe is thinking, but that is the problem. the 3,4,5 being so bad is effecting Joe’s managering.. he thinks we need to ge ta big HR from somebody if he has no confidence in 3,4,5 Gardner pays the price. That really sucks.

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    mcgarver and buck calling the 2009 WS was hilarious. Both guys were comatose. They knew the way things were going to go and they were not very excited about it, and didn’t even try to fake it.

  102. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Gardner is sick

    So am I the only one who has found fault with some of the Yankee defensive positioning?

  103. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    That was a nice CB

  104. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I liked that CB

  105. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    And another. He heard you guys

  106. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    That one too

  107. blake April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    “I really don’t understand why Gardner is not playing I really don’t.”

    I think hes sick today….but the other tines he hasn’t played no idea.

  108. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    is Hughes still looking good??

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Geez Two good curves and wastes them throwing the next pitch over the plate.

  110. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Wow Pujols is smashing Hughes.. just think if the angels stayed with Tex, there’d be a good chance we’d be seeing pujols in pinstripes right now!

  111. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Yea they said Gardner not feeling well today

  112. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Tar April 14th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Gardner is sick

    So am I the only one who has found fault with some of the Yankee defensive positioning?

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

    i did two notice it. Weird positioning

  113. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    76 velo is better, but those two 74′s he just threw broke much better than anything earlier. Work in progress.

    Pujols is having none of that high FB. Still like the way Hughes is pitching. However, we are going to need to score some runs today.

  114. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    That pitch to Pujols was not that bad.. it was a high strike, pujols just has hughes tagged right now.

  115. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    that’s more like it, phil

  116. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I bet Joe would have still played Jones even if Gardner was sick. I don’t understand his playing line up at all.

  117. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Always mistakes up in the zone… After 2 strikes…

  118. blake April 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Albert was due for a big game….

  119. luis April 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Geez Two good curves and wastes them throwing the next pitch over the plate.

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

    Yup :(

  120. Hassey April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I don’t know about youse guys, but we’re waiting and waiting and waiting for Hughes and he just doesn’t seem to have enough to get good hitters out consistently. Will he learn it or find some magic? Time will tell, but I get the sense he’ll soon be some NL team’s number 3 starter, maybe play a Mike Morgan role on an eventual pennant winner, but for us he seems to be forever a number 6 starter and unable to dominate for more than a few hitters at a time. Really unimpressive

  121. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    The CB is looking good, though

  122. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Wow Pujols is smashing Hughes.. just think if the angels stayed with Tex, there’d be a good chance we’d be seeing pujols in pinstripes right now!

    ——————

    Would they have waited that long for a 1st baseman.?

  123. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Phil’s electric fastball looks awesome!

  124. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    As long as Phil stays low in the zone, the CB will become more useful. Otherwise batters will sit on the FB

  125. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    I bet Joe would have still played Jones even if Gardner was sick. I don’t understand his playing line up at all.

    I didn’t heaer them say BG was sick, but I’m with you. He’s done this before. Frankly, I don’t believe anything Joe says. its all rhetoric.

  126. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Wow Pujols is smashing Hughes.. just think if the angels stayed with Tex, there’d be a good chance we’d be seeing pujols in pinstripes right now!

    ——————

    Would they have waited that long for a 1st baseman.?

    ^^

    Well obviously they’d have somebody to fill in, but who ? It wouldn’t be a 20mil a year guy that’s for sure. unless they managed to steal Agon from Boston but I doubt that.

  127. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Phil is Phil. He’s Hughesless!

  128. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I would love to comment on how Hughes looks but I can’t because of stupid FOX

  129. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Would they have waited that long for a 1st baseman.?

    ————————————————————————

    Swisher would have been playing first

  130. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    The call to the pen went fast today… Let’s keep it close, Phil!

  131. Bronx Jeers April 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I what are the odds Phil’s going to complete 5 innings today?

    The stuff is there but the results are lagging. Throwing vs. pitching ?

  132. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Thatta boy, Phil.

  133. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Joe has Phelps up already ? Are you serious ? Hughes hasn’t been that bad.. Joe is just gonna burn Phelps arm and nothing more. This Joe, I tell ya.. baffling.

  134. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    how many pitches has Hughes thrown?

  135. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Well done, Phil. Limit the damage

  136. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Regrets the Igawa move and now they are a better equipped when it comes to how foriegn pitchers translate to MLB.

    ——————————————————————————–

    This galls me everytime I hear it. Igawa at best was supposed to be a number 4 or 5 in the NL but never in the AL. You bring a not so good pitcher over here and he lives up to it and that is how you will base all future decisions regarding foreign players
    ————————————————

    He went onto say

    Evan: Did the Igawa move influence your decision on Darvish

    Cashman: Yes and No. Yes in the fact it makes you more cautious. In any business you’re involved in when mistakes happen you evaluate the process. What was the process? Where could you have gone wrong? So that you’re not in the position to make the same mistake twice for your ownership, for your fan base or whomever and for yourself. We applied alot of those principles to whether it was Darvish or Cespedes. If the financials get to such a level and the risk/reward factor I have to look my owner in the eye and and say this is a safe bet. But when you’re dealing with less information and more unknowns…
    ///

    Thanks, Odds. Does he know he made the same mistake twice on Montero? I guess not.

  137. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Joe has Phelps up already ? Are you serious ?

    —————————————————————

    He should be up. You want to wait for the game to be out of reach?

  138. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Why warm up someone?

  139. yankeefeminista April 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    68 pitches, I think.

  140. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Ugh. Nice job Hughes.

  141. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Joe has Phelps up already ? Are you serious ? Hughes hasn’t been that bad.. Joe is just gonna burn Phelps arm and nothing more. This Joe, I tell ya.. baffling.
    ///

    Maybe he’s just tweaking Hughes.

  142. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    “TheBigOut says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:04
    pm
    Joe has Phelps up
    already ? Are you
    serious ? Hughes hasn’t
    been that bad.. Joe is
    just gonna burn Phelps
    arm and nothing more.
    This Joe, I tell ya..
    baffling.”

    Joe’s management of the pen has been very strange to say the least, but he’s known for not burning arms

  143. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks, Odds. Does he know he made the same mistake twice on Montero? I guess not.

    ———————————

    lol. Well he did say he has buyer’s remorse on every trade he makes so I’m Jesus is keeping him up at night :)

  144. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    first and second nobody out, what happens next? meat of the order chokes of course. Old bums, when are yanks brass going to figure out that they suck ?

  145. m April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    blake,

    He looked better in his TB start. The big hits were mistakes in location.

    An unusual amount of strikeouts in just 3 innings.

    Some runs off Wilson would help the cause.

  146. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    “we know hittin’. Sartre said men who agree with each other don’t have much to say to each other ”

    plus we like hitting.

    liking it makes us look for it :)

    here’s another perspective on why i think good hitting catchers fit in so well with the yankees historically.

    first of all they hit. that’s the obvious.

    but i know that because i was a strong thoughtful hitter( in semi pro ball) i called the game backwards looking at hitters in a way that i think a bad hitting pitcher couldn’t.

    i could see more clearly what they did because i understood mechanically what they were doing.

    almost all pitchers could hit in little league and maybe even in high school but most of them lose the ability to hit as they get to higher levels.

    i believe this is partly because a hitter has to stride with a closed foot and a pitcher has to stride and open their foot for landing. it’s a totally different motion.

    but that’s not my main point. my point is really ,because that they can’t hit, they don’t understand it . they give the hitters too much credit and don’t attack the way they should.

    a good hitting catcher who spends a huge amount of time learning to hit can more likely see what other good hitters are doing because he understands what’s going on better than the guy who can’t hit .

    now this is just the calling the game part. it’s a hard thing to measure, but even though it was at lower semi pro levels, i could see holes in hitters swings easily and could see what they were trying to do. i got a lot out of my pitchers because of that.

    guys like posada and other good hitting catchers just may be seeing things that the defensive weak hitting catcher never sees.

  147. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Blake
    Phil has pitched better than what the score says. But again is throwing a ton of pitches. I saw at least 1 really good change for a K. He’s shown at times a good CB. His FB has looked overall very good, but he has missed his spot with it a couple of times and it has hurt him.

  148. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Hughes is a no.5 starting pitcher, and that’s it, no better than that.

  149. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    He just throws way too many pitches and this has been a consistent problem for Phil. ST seems a long way away.

  150. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Joe has Phelps up already ? Are you serious ?

    —————————————————————

    He should be up. You want to wait for the game to be out of reach?

    Phil gave up the short porch HR, aside from that 1run .. I hear ya, but if he is already warming up someone in the pen, that shows you his confidence about scoring runs. not good.

  151. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    CJ’s not looking that sharp… Work him!

  152. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Wow Pujols is smashing Hughes.. just think if the angels stayed with Tex, there’d be a good chance we’d be seeing pujols in pinstripes right now!

    ——————

    Would they have waited that long for a 1st baseman.?

    ^^

    Well obviously they’d have somebody to fill in, but who ? It wouldn’t be a 20mil a year guy that’s for sure. unless they managed to steal Agon from Boston but I doubt that.

    ——————–

    Very well said

    maybe they make a trade for Butler during that time.

  153. qiantom April 14th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Hughes is not a legitimate major league pitcher any more. I bet he will not be starting for the Yanks in September.

  154. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks guys…..maybe he’ll settle down and get them through 6 with a chance to with…..

  155. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Also, he tends to make mistakes at the wrong time. Unfortunately, the pitcher who struggles most in the rotation is on borrowed time, so there really isn’t a lot of leeway at all. I would never say so based on just 2 starts this year, but you can see why some people think he’s best as a reliever.

  156. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    They should get to Wilson eventually

  157. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I think he had a few “lost in the lights” plays that looked very bad last year that casued the UZR folks to make that horrible evalutaion.
    ///

    so much for UZR :D

  158. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Swish swinging for HR again.. funny he interviews and says he is just trying to put ball in play.. yeah okay Nick.

  159. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    You can’t really say Hughes isn’t finishing off hitters with his 5ks

  160. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Robbie ain’t looking good aagainst CJ… Make me look bad, please!

  161. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Tar April 14th, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Blake
    Phil has pitched better than what the score says. But again is throwing a ton of pitches. I saw at least 1 really good change for a K. He’s shown at times a good CB. His FB has looked overall very good, but he has missed his spot with it a couple of times and it has hurt him.
    ///

    I think that’s fair. I’d say, stuff wise, I’m extremely encouraged. That’s what I’m looking for in these earlier starts.

  162. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I’ll admit Cano is showing a but more patience today.. I’d rather see him called strike 3 then a first pitch swinging out. that’s for sure.. maybe he is coming around. about to get hot.

  163. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    A baserunner, please!

  164. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Blake,

    We all hope for those 6 IP!

  165. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    maybe not LOL. weak swing.

    i bet our “meat order” will be all 0for’s today.

  166. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Doesn’t look like it’s gonna be an offensive day for the Yanks. Seems like they’re going to take every Hughes day off.

  167. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    would be nice for a 123 inning here

  168. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    its like when the Yanks get behind they forget how to hit

  169. Bo knows April 14th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hughes – 68 pitches after 3.

  170. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    “syd_cash says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:14
    pm
    its like when the Yanks
    get behind they forget
    how to hit”

    We came from behind against the O’s… Let’s hope!

  171. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    I m tired of these Jackie Robinson talk, enough already.

  172. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Way to put the hitter away Hughes.

  173. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Pruf – u mention 09 world series with buck and mccaver. There is a clip of Mariano inducing a big double play in either game 2 or game 6……think game 2….. And u actually hear mccarver groan as the ball rolls to cano. Was classic.

    In other news, Hughes is not good……again.

    2010 first half and counting since Hughes last had me believing he would be a good starter.

  174. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Tigers lineup looks a lot better than LAAs

  175. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    What was that K pitch? A slider???

  176. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Yay. He struck out a batter!!

  177. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Nothing wrong with Hughes’ stuff. The location has hurt him the most.

  178. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    2010 first half and counting since Hughes last had me believing he would be a good starter.

    ————————————————————————

    +1

  179. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Geez, that’s bad break

  180. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Damned. That one ate teixeira up.

  181. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Bad luck.

    Smoked, though

  182. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    2010 first half and counting since Hughes last had me believing he would be a good starter.

    ————————————————————————

    +2

  183. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    GreenBeret7 says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:20
    pm
    Nothing wrong with
    Hughes’ stuff. The
    location has hurt him
    the most.
    ————————–
    +1

  184. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Hughes looks excellent. Electric fastball.

    Just leave Hughesless out there to get pounded.

    This guy is such a loser.

    Then again, he grew up a Red Sox fan.

  185. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Hughes is looking real sharp just a few “little” mistakes. Right.

  186. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    no idea what mccarver is talking about with jackie robinson’s hitting.

    all good hitters get their hands in the launching position ( charlie lau)

    robinson gets his hand in good position when he strides with his hands in that launching position.

  187. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    That’s it.

    Officially I don’t expect anything fromhughes.

  188. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Here it, Hughes, because unfortunately today you deserve to be booed.

  189. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Pull him. He’s sucking. .

  190. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Not an ideal outing for Phil…

  191. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I just don’t even know what to say now.. I can admit foot-n-mouth disease.

  192. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Did anyone say Hughes is sharp today?

    Lol

  193. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    “Then again, he grew up a Red Sox fan.”

    you know.

    i never thought about that.

    it can’t help .

  194. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Hear*

  195. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Until that pitch.

  196. jacksquat April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Stuff don’t matter if you don’t have command. See AJ Burnett. And his curveball makes Hughes look like a little leaguer.

  197. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Another hughesian outing. Enough with the nonsense and hype folks. The kid is nothing more than a back of the rotation starter and an inferior major league team.

  198. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Just bad luck for Hughes.

  199. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    2010 first half and counting since Hughes last had me believing he would be a good starter.

    ————————————————————————

    +2

    Same with me and Tex as a quality hitter, as well as Girardi as a quality manager, as well as 7 out of 9 hitters being a clutch hitter.. face it, since big stein died this team sucks from the front office down.

  200. LGY April 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Get well soon Pineda

  201. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    LOL @ not an ideal outing! I love blake!

    The guy’s a bum. I wont ridicule his mental state or anything like that, that I have no idea about.

    Simply put, he’s just not good. And he never will be, unless he goes to another team, and even then its unlikely.

  202. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    If it’s not his stuff, it’s his location or vice versa. He obviously worked hard this off-season, but sometimes hard work isn’t enough. It’s frustrating to watch………I’m really sorry he had such a poor game.

  203. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    That’s why Phelps was warming up. Now the game is over. He shouldn’t have even started this inning

  204. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Well, Phil didn’t help his cause today. The issue is if he can let this start behind and get it together. The problem is that as he is a fly-ball pitcher (because he often gets up in the zone), every mistake seems to become a HR

  205. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    its always location and command with Hughes…we know he has good “stuff” But all that doesn’t matter when he throws so many pitches each inning and can’t locate his pitches correctly.

  206. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This is not bad luck.

    He just doesn’t have the ability to pitch well in big league right now.

  207. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Guess that answers my question of who gets yanked when Pettitte comes back. (and it will be none to soon IMO).

  208. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Bad luck for Hughes… that he’s a loser.

  209. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    That was a meatball right down the middle. I agree with GB he got hurt with his location A Jekyll and Hyde performance.

  210. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Give Hughes a full year before you write him off. Pitchers have bad starts.

  211. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    No harm no foul. Andy is a few weeks away from taking Hughes spot

  212. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I guess Hughes will be fighting again for a spot in the rotation pretty soon when Pettitte is ready.

  213. jackamir April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hughes to the bullpen and Andy let’s see what you got…….. Pineda your next after Garcia flops…

  214. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Give Hughes a full year before you write him off. Pitchers have bad starts

    ———————————————————————————–

    We aren’t basing this off of 2 starts

  215. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    “we know hittin’. Sartre said men who agree with each other don’t have much to say to each other ”

    plus we like hitting.

    liking it makes us look for it

    here’s another perspective on why i think good hitting catchers fit in so well with the yankees historically.

    first of all they hit. that’s the obvious.

    but i know that because i was a strong thoughtful hitter( in semi pro ball) i called the game backwards looking at hitters in a way that i think a bad hitting pitcher couldn’t.

    i could see more clearly what they did because i understood mechanically what they were doing.

    almost all pitchers could hit in little league and maybe even in high school but most of them lose the ability to hit as they get to higher levels.

    i believe this is partly because a hitter has to stride with a closed foot and a pitcher has to stride and open their foot for landing. it’s a totally different motion.

    but that’s not my main point. my point is really ,because that they can’t hit, they don’t understand it . they give the hitters too much credit and don’t attack the way they should.

    a good hitting catcher who spends a huge amount of time learning to hit can more likely see what other good hitters are doing because he understands what’s going on better than the guy who can’t hit .

    now this is just the calling the game part. it’s a hard thing to measure, but even though it was at lower semi pro levels, i could see holes in hitters swings easily and could see what they were trying to do. i got a lot out of my pitchers because of that.

    guys like posada and other good hitting catchers just may be seeing things that the defensive weak hitting catcher never sees.
    ///

    Randy, this is interesting. It makes sense that being able to be inside a hitter’s head would better dispose a catcher to help out the pitcher. I remember there was criticism of Posada as a defender for sort of “thinking along with the hitter,” which doesn’t really make too much sense to me. Why would a pitcher resent this?

  216. rm April 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Hughes had good stuff but made a few bad pitches. If the other 6 starter are all healthy and playing well he will probably find himself in the pen but that’s a pretty big if.

  217. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    You can’t keep taking starters out after 3 innings; you’ll kill your pen. It’s ok to show some faith in your starter sometimes………but I think Phil has not done himself any favors.

  218. MoRings42 April 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Imagine if Pettitte wasn’t coming back.. it’s funny how things work out sometimes. I bet Hughes would make a good NL pitcher like Ian Kennedy.. He can’t seem to hack it in the AL.

  219. yanks 27 April 14th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I think we have our answer who is gone when Andy comes back

    Get well soon Andy… at least he wont throw 100 pitches in 4 innings while nor throwing any consistent secondary stuff…

    This Angels lineup isn’t even that good if you navigate through a couple guys.

  220. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    A 123 inning look at that. If Joe would have lifted him before it would still be a 3-0 game

  221. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Phelps >> Hughes.

  222. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    “GreenBeret7 says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:26
    pm
    Until that pitch.”
    —————————
    I would dare to say that it wasn’t his worst pitch of the day, just a hanging cutter/slider or whatever it was. Anyway, a start to be forgotten

  223. Tyler April 14th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I’m just confused about Hughes right now. Last year it was easy to blame it on his lack of stuff… I just wish we could see that guy from the 1st half of 2010 and his 2nd career start against Texas. He has it in him to be a front of the rotation guy. Something just isn’t clicking.

  224. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    What good is Phil in the pen going to do? He’ll be a 5th inning reliever and will hardly pitch. That’s not a good way to handle an asset you may be trying to trade.

  225. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Give Hughes a full year before you write him off. Pitchers have bad starts

    ———————————————————————————–

    We aren’t basing this off of 2 starts
    _________

    Nope…just his whole mediocre career.

  226. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Phelps rocks! Hughes sucks!

    Unfortunate because I was expecting a strong start from Phil and for him to establish himself in the rotation.

  227. Eroc April 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Phelps with a great recovery. Maybe he should be in the rotation instead of Hughes, at least he throws more than 1 pitch and can command it.

  228. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Give Hughes a full year before you write him off. Pitchers have bad starts.
    ///

    The 3-run jack was unfortunate. Sort of blighted what was good in this start: has back his life on his FB and is committed more to his secondary stuff. Even threw a few good curveballs. Way too early, indeed.

  229. Eroc April 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    DavidWaldstein
    Phelps has been very impressive so far this year. Hughes, not as much

  230. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hughes had good stuff! When you have good stuff, you can get away with missed location. He doesnt have good stuff. He doesnt have location. He doesnt have anything. He’s terrible, always has been.

  231. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hughes has better stuff than Phelps. Phelps has pinpoint control.

  232. austinmac April 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    It is amazing that a pitching surplus solves itself by performance. Hughes or Garcia are making it far too easy to replace them.

  233. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Wilson pitches better with the lead and that Yanks just bow out and it looks like they aren’t even trying (I believe they are, but it just looks so pathetic)

  234. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Tyler, he’s not going to get a lot of chances to click as a starter – with the Yankees or anyone else. If he goes to the pen again and it’s for the whole year basically, I don’t see how he really gets another chance to start again. Or, let me say, it will be very difficult as he will have innings issues all over again. Once he’s removed (if he is) from the rotation, he won’t see it again……..

  235. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Hughes is no longer an asset. An asset requires value. He has 0 value.

  236. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    wow arod and tex are horrible. unreal. I hate both of them and can’t wait to get rid of these bums. they turn my stomach

  237. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Texeira “legged” an infield hit, LOL

  238. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    They’ll take Garcia out of the rotation first when either Andy or Pineda is ready…..but after that its probably between who is pitching better between Hughes and Nova when the other is ready. They’ll either put Hughes in the pen or send Nova to AAA…..I want Hughes to stay a starter but he’s going to have to earn it……its just two starts….we’ll see what happens…..

  239. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    That was a tough outing for Hughes. A combination of bad luck and a couple of badly-located pitches to Pujols and Kendrick. I appreciate his attacking fastball.

    Is it my imagination, or was did his fastball have a couple of more mph during the first half of 2010 when he was pitching so well? He would regularly hit 95 when he was in the bullpen in 2009. It also seemed like he could reach 95 (without looking up the numbers) in 2010. However, he can’t get past 92 mph now. If you expect to get a high fastball past an elite hitter like Pujols, you need a little more on that pitch — or place it a little bit higher.

  240. REZ12 April 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    They have a 200 game lefty who is guaranteed a spot in the rotation when he is ready (which is soon by all accounts)

    And they have their prized off-season acquisition, who has better stuff and is a better pitcher than Hughes is anyway.

    He’s not getting all year to prove him self. No starter is except CC/Kuroda.

    We’re not talking about removing them for Phelps, they are being removed for 2 guys who can be difference makers this year.

  241. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    i heart Grandy :)

  242. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Freddy has had one bad start coming off a fantastic year…….the only reason to replace him would be that he has no future here.

    Better to have pinpoint control and good stuff then good stuff and “eh” control. That said, just because Phelps has been good does not mean he’s going to be lights out as a starter. The Yankees committed to Phil once they put him in the rotation – at least until Andy or Pineda come back – so yanking him early, before those guys are even ready, would not be wise.

  243. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle says:

    April 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Give Hughes a full year before you write him off. Pitchers have bad starts

    ———————————————————————————–

    We aren’t basing this off of 2 starts
    ————————-

    And obviously aren’t basing it on his great starts.

  244. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    here is jones first pitch swining again watch

  245. Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I didn’t think of it yesterday, but perhaps yesterday Girardi thought it might be prudent to save Phelps for today.

  246. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Phelps’s stuff this year has been better than I ever saw it in the minors….

  247. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    GreenBeret7 says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:33
    pm
    Hughes has better
    stuff than Phelps.
    Phelps has pinpoint
    control.
    —————————-
    Give pinpoint all of the time

  248. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    did I call it ? these junk hitters are so predictable.. now a double play watch

  249. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Blake, why should they do that? If Freddy is pitching well, no way he comes out of the rotation.. I’m not a huge Nova guy, but it doesn’t seem fair for him to constantly be on the edge of a spot when he keeps pitching well.

  250. REZ12 April 14th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Luckily, Hughes next start is against the Twins, so he just missed the Red Sox series

    Red Sox would have absolutely demolished Hughes 2nd time through the order once they figured out his FB. He has a chance against MIN though if his pitches well to M&M.

  251. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Damn jones hustle

  252. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    And obviously aren’t basing it on his great starts.

    ————————————————————–

    They were 2 years ago

  253. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I finally figured it out.. I HATE THIS TEAM .. From the front office, the managers, base coaches and 80% of the players .. THEY SUCK .. plain and simple they suck .. BIG STEIN IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE !

  254. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Is Jones slower than Teix??? Jeez….

  255. Tyler April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I had a bad feeling about today’s game but I really thought they would hit Wilson. Always thought that CJ was way overhyped. but if it is consolation to Yanks fans, Wilson didn’t become a starter until his late 20s… There is still hope for Hughes imo.

  256. HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    oy vey… im outta here !

  257. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    We have big holes in our line-up (3,4,5 ice right now & Jones, Martin Nunez at the bottom) that’s six of our 9 hitters that are pretty much automatic outs.

  258. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Are we scratching Garcia after ONE start?

  259. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    “Blake, why should they do that? If Freddy is pitching well, no way he comes out of the rotation.. ”

    Because like you said….he has no future with the Yanks….

  260. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Hughes usually has control. Didn’t have today. But Wilson doesn’t seem to have it as well. Fortunately for him he’s facing the Yankees

  261. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Is Jones slower than Teix??? Jeez….
    ___________

    I know right! I thought that was a base hit. If he was hustling that’s pretty awful I miss Gardner. Sigh.

  262. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    “oy vey… im outta here !”

    Don’t let the blog door hit you in the a##

  263. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    martin… man…

  264. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Tyler, but Hughes has been a starter. There may still be hope for him to be a good starter, but he might not get that chance if he’s sent to the pen. He’d remain in the pen for as long as he’s a Yankee and if that’s 2 years, boy – he’d have a very hard time trying to reestablish himself as a starter as a FA.

  265. Yank 97 April 14th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Hughes is just so frustrating to watch. He has innings where his FBs just explodes and others where he has no movement and he can’t throw a secondary pitch to save his life.

    At some point, they have to look at the results, not the exploding FB.

    It is funny that Cashman said this winter that Pineda isn’t a top of the rotation guy yet because there is no top rotation guy in baseball who only has 2 pitches.

    Hughes doesn’t even have 2 pitches, let alone a filthy slider like Pineda has.

  266. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    And obviously aren’t basing it on his great starts.

    ————————————————————–

    They were 2 years ago

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

    go back and look at his last 11 starts last year. 8 were quality (all 2 runs or less). It was the 2 Oakland and 1 Boston starts that hurt him.

  267. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Hughes usually has control. Didn’t have today. But Wilson doesn’t seem to have it as well. Fortunately for him he’s facing the Yankees

    ____

    lol

  268. blake April 14th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    How long would Phelps have to be good before the Yanks DID consider putting him in the rotation?

  269. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Blake, the idea is to win games, though. While I was adamant that Freddy be the odd-man out (prior to Andy’s returning) over Phil because he does not have a future here, I also did not expect that we’d be dealing with the same Phil. Of course it’s only 2 games, but when you have 2 pitchers (potentially – we have no clue how Pineda is doing healthwise) breathing down your neck, they all count. It would be really hard to justify removing Freddy from the rotation if he pitches well.

  270. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Say hello to a Halo, Phelps. Not a good day for us, definitely…

  271. qiantom April 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Someone at the management level of the Yanks should take responsibility for the total disaster of Hughes, Joba and Kennedy.

  272. GhettoBlaster April 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Hughes has 1 option left. Send him down to try and get it together, OR put him in the bullpen. He can’t go through good lineups more than once.

    Other than the 09 regular season in the pen and one half of a season, Hughes has been a big bust. Got Bombed twice in 2010 ALCS.

  273. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    That’s it Phelps Major League careeris over. He gave up a homerun to Vernon Wells

  274. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Blake, why would they even bother unless they think that Pineda is not coming back? Andy will be back, so that’s one spot down. Perhaps if they wish to give Pineda more time, they could contemplate Phelps in the rotation, but if not, it doesn’t make much sense.

  275. Tyler April 14th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Betsy-

    I’m just holding on to the fact that it is only 2 starts so far… his stuff looks good. Hopefully the results follow. He could still have a very good year… just trying to stay positive.

  276. PittsburghYankeeFan April 14th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Let’s say what needs to said.

    It’s over for Phil Hughes. At this point he’s just a placeholder for Pineda. If he has an option left, down he goes.

    They will reconfigure him as a reliever. Too bad, but he has been given every possible chance. Oh well.

  277. BD (Boston Dave) April 14th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    “HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    oy vey… im outta here !”

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

    if only you were a man of your word – you say this every game yet still come back to splatter diarrhea

  278. EA April 14th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    “It’s over for Phil Hughes. At this point he’s just a placeholder for Pineda. If he has an option left, down he goes.

    They will reconfigure him as a reliever. Too bad, but he has been given every possible chance. Oh well.”

    Yep, I agree. He’s been given 9 lives, and the 9th one is coming to an end soon.

  279. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    david adams is back on the DL with Trenton and 1Bman Luke Murton is activated.

  280. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Do we have it in ourselves to score 8+ runs today? This next inning will be important in answering that.

  281. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Tyler, problem is he won’t get much more than this………Survival of the fittest as they say. You either do it or you don’t and I don’t think Phil is looked at as a prospect anymore. Therefore, he’s going to live and die on his performances.

  282. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    How does Hebrew Hammer splatter diarrhea, a.k.a. Phil Hughes?

  283. JM April 14th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    JackCurryYES Hughes has thrown 183 pitches to get 24 outs this yr. Can’t survive in rotation w/ such inefficiency. Velocity is good, but FB is straight

  284. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Based on the development of Hughes, Kennedy, and joba, and the encouraging year to date results from betances and banuelos, I am so banking our future fortunes on them. Death by a million overhyped pitching prospect whiffs.

  285. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    “blake says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:45
    pm
    How long would Phelps
    have to be good before
    the Yanks DID consider
    putting him in the
    rotation?”

    The issue is that Pettitte and Pineda are expected to arrive soon… And is too soon to consider a Phelps/Hughes switch

  286. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle says:

    April 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    And obviously aren’t basing it on his great starts.

    ————————————————————–

    They were 2 years ago
    ————————-

    He had great starts after the injury last year. Yes he had some clunkers. But had more good than bad. People always seem to forget his good starts.

  287. Tyler April 14th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Betsy-

    He’s definitely not a prospect anymore. I think they will give him a couple more starts until Pineda or Pettite are ready. He needs to figure it out soon but he can still save his season. If he can start throwing well he’ll be safe.

  288. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    The splattering of diarrhea image is one that makes me laugh. I wonder if Hughes splattered diarhea in himself before starts, if he would be more effective.

    The meat of the order is looming. Hahahaha.

  289. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    potential turning point of the game. Hope Swish is patient

  290. J. Alfred Prufrock April 14th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Swisher batting RH gives me hope.

  291. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Hughes’ mother splattered diarrhea when she had the Philberto!

  292. Betsy April 14th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Tyler, he does have at least a few more starts and I hope he pitches lights out. We’ll have to wait and see – that’s what stinks about being a starter; you have to sit on your bad starts for 4 days.

  293. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    To be 100% clear, Phil was the diarrhea that his mother splattered!

  294. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Wilson misses his locatiom and all we get is a loud foul.

  295. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Does he always have to try and hit a HR .. seriously ? EVERY time ?

  296. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Cano looks pretty lost, until that at bat. Hopefully that gets him rolling.

  297. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Nice job by Cano there. Doesn’t try to do too much with that pitch away. The type of situational hitting Swisher needed to do. No need to crush it, just take what the pitcher gives you.

  298. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Al and Tex. #definitionofclutch

  299. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    that’s why cano is so hard to pitch too.

    beautiful how he goes with the pitch.

  300. BD (Boston Dave) April 14th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    well, this is a big spot early – base hit puts game back in reach

  301. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    That pitch ate up Rodriguez.

  302. BD (Boston Dave) April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    oh man, just missed

  303. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    told you guys .. no more hair. I don’t even know what to say about it anymore.

  304. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Tex and A-Rod with their usual contribution

  305. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Wow. So surprised al and Tex didn’t deliver. #putrid

  306. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    All that work for only one run. What a day… :/

  307. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    GreenBeret7 says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:50
    pm
    david adams is back on
    the DL with Trenton and
    1Bman Luke Murton is
    activated

    —————————
    Ankle?

  308. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    fail.

    nuff said

  309. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Shame on Girardi for keeping these guys back to back.

  310. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    That was ugly. Have to give some credit to Wilson there. He made good pitches when he needed.

  311. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Let Phelps start next time.

  312. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Tucker – no, u don’t need to give credit to a guy for doing what 80% of the rest of the pitchers that face al and Tex do……record outs.

  313. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    jmv April 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    GreenBeret7 says:
    April 14, 2012 at 2:50
    pm
    david adams is back on
    the DL with Trenton and
    1Bman Luke Murton is
    activated

    —————————
    Ankle?

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

    Yep. Not sure he’s ever going to be right. It’s been 2 years now.

  314. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Phelps with nice location!

  315. Tyler April 14th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Phelps is from St. Louis so facing Pujols must be a pretty surreal experience for him haha.

  316. versonine April 14th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Why did genius Joe move Alex back to the 4th spot?

  317. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Campos should consider going to pitch in Japan now because by the time the yanks are done “developing him” he’ll be throwing an 88 mph fastball…..but he’ll have a middling 85 mph change to accompany it, which is nice.

  318. Dionysius Thelxinoe April 14th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The IQ level of this blog is at its lowest point ever.

    It’s one thing to voice displeasure over facets of the game and its players.

    It’s a whole other thing to openly display abject stupidity, then simplemindedly believe the comments have any value or merit.

    Please do the world a favor and fervently practice birth control.

    You know who you are.

  319. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Carlo, those were good pitches to A-Rod and Tex. Those two have made outs on plenty of hittable pitches — not those. Those pitches ate them up.

    That inning turned on Swisher’s at-bat. He is seeing the ball well and swinging the bat well. He needed to get on base, not try for the 3-run home run.

  320. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Everybody on this team is hitting under .250 except for Jeter who is on fire. Tex and Grandy are hitting under .200 but most are closer to .200 than .250. I know that won’t be the case all season, but Cashman is going to have to do whatever he can to shake up this team, not sure what that means with all the NTC’s but this is just not a very good offensive team. Last year we had way too many .250 hitters.

    Oh sorry, Swish is hitting .258, but everybody else us around the .200 mark.

  321. jmv April 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    GB,

    It’s a real shame. Seems that ankle won’t ever heal… All that potential…

  322. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    our line-up is pretty much a joke. Can’t believe we did nothing to improve on that from last year.

  323. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    tucker April 14th, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    Carlo, those were good pitches to A-Rod and Tex. Those two have made outs on plenty of hittable pitches — not those. Those pitches ate them up.

    That inning turned on Swisher’s at-bat. He is seeing the ball well and swinging the bat well. He needed to get on base, not try for the 3-run home run.

    ^^^

    You can’t make excuses anymore. Tex saw ONE PITCH ! Alex’s at bat was terrible as well. You just cant make the same excuse for over a year now.

  324. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Phelps has 58 pitches to work with to get 2 outs. If successful, he will match Hughes productivity in pitches per recorded out. I like his chances.

  325. randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    phelps is another guy who seems to have paid his dues in the minors.

    he’s got almost 500 innings in the minors.

    hughes would need about 150 to catch up to that total .

    something ti think about.

    and i like hughes.

  326. RMS April 14th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Hughes won’t be in the rotation with outings like this. 3.1 innings 6 earned runs and he threw a ton of pitches.

  327. Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Come on, Captain!

  328. Jason22 April 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Just to correct the information listed here by GB, David Adams is not on the DL because of his ankle, thankfully for once anyway this time his foot seems to be good. He went on the DL with a stiff neck.

    Hughes leash is getting tighter and tighter, lets see what he is made of with his next couple of starts, his Yankee future is up to him.

  329. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    TheBigOut — I have never made an excuse for either of those two. Both are clearly underperforming. For A-Rod, he started that at-bat with a nice pitch that grazed the outside corner, then jammed him inside.

    The Yanks need to get into the bullpen right now, burn up the bullpen. IF they do not come back today, make tomorrow’s game more winnable.

  330. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Tucker – somehow the best pitches in the world ge thrown to a rod and Tex all the time. Shocking coincidence.

  331. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    our line-up is pretty much a joke. Can’t believe we did nothing to improve on that from last year.

    ^^^

    That’s where my frustration is. I don’t know what to think, but it’s been obvious too me for some quite sometime that we needed to do something about this offense. What can we do when we have guys that will not wave their NTC though ? I think the mentality upstairs is that we “the yanks” have to get as much solid pitching as we can until the contracts expire, they are trying to make this a pitching club not the bronx bombers.

    .. and to be fair, you can’t blame Gardner .. he’s just the one most expendable unfortunately. There’s just far too many under-performers on the club the last few years. If I was in charge, I honestly would not know what to do. What can you do ?

  332. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    It’s just not our day today—we can’t catch a break…

  333. Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    If Gb said ankle and it’s neck then clearly the ankle caused the neck injury. Gb never gets things wrong, it’s what allows him to act like such an insufferable maniac.

  334. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Tucker – somehow the best pitches in the world ge thrown to a rod and Tex all the time. Shocking coincidence.

    ^^
    Pretty funny. Yeah, I’m tired of hearing that excuse too.

  335. rm April 14th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    HebrewHammer April 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    oy vey… im outta here !

    please keep your promise this time!

  336. Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The Yanks should trade Hughes, Nova, Betances, and Banuelos after he gets off the DL to Seattle for Felix Hernandez after Pettitte returns from his spring training and Pineda gets off the disabled list.

    The rotation for the rest of 2012 would be Sabathia/Hernandez/Kuroda/Pettitte/Pineda with Garcia in the pen as veteran rotation insurance (he’d be there before the trade considering he and Hughes will be out of the rotation when Pettitte and Pineda join it.)

    This trade would guarantee the Yankees a 2012 World Series appearance and make them the 2012 World Series favorite. The trade would pay off immediately if the Yanks even just made it to the 2012 World Series because when is Seattle making it to the World Series let alone finishing .500 or better? If the Yanks win the 2012 World Series with Hernandez and Pineda, that would forever end the “don’t trade your top prospects” nonsense.

    After that, the Yanks should sign Cole Hamels for a contract bigger than Matt Cain’s and re-sign Pettitte for another year and $2.5M for a 2013 rotation of Sabathia/Hernandez/Hamels/Pettitte/Pineda – three aces followed by a pair of #3s. This could be the 2014 rotation, too, if Pettitte has a good enough 2012-13 and wants to keep playing. I mean if Pettitte wins say 10 games this year and 13 next, he’d have 263 career wins through 2013. I’m pretty sure Pettitte thinks if Jamie Moyer can take a year off at age 48 and return to MLB at age 49, he can pitch long enough to get 300 wins, and that’s part of the reason why he came out of retirement besides being bored out of his skull. It looks like 2011 was Pettitte recharging his batteries for the quest for 300 wins.

    Or, if the Yanks win the 2012 World Series with Sabathia/Hernandez/Kuroda/Pettitte/Pineda, they could simply re-sign Kuroda and Pettitte to new one-year deals (keep the status quo) or re-sign Pettitte and go with an AAA kid or cheap one-year veteran in the fifth starter slot.
    2013 would be free-pass time. Signing Hamels would basically seal the deal for another Yankee dynasty. Three aces on ONE team who could very well be the greatest front three of a rotation in Yankee history and one of the greatest of all time.

    The Yanks rotation could be four-fifths set through 2015 if Pineda is serviceable or better (Sabathia’s next to last year under contract, Hernandez’s walk year, Hamels’ third year under contract, Pineda’s next to last year under contract), 2016 if the Yanks locked up Hernandez after 2015 (walk years of Sabathia and Pineda.) They’d be three-fifths set through 2016 if Hernandez didn’t re-sign. Teixiera would be off the books after 2016, A-Rod after 2017.

    But I’m sure many of you people will keep prattling on endlessly about how Seattle would never make that trade (when they would cuz it’s potentially four MLB starters in their 2013 rotation and an all-ex-Yankees prospect rotation for 2013 if Noesi has a good enough 2012 to be in the 2013 rotation) and the Yanks shouldn’t make the trade so you can keep checking the pitching lines for The Killer Bs and prattling on how they’re gonna be the next Lincecum-Cain when history shows the 1976 on Yanks have NEVER developed a 1-2 or 2-3 starter combo where the pitchers came up at the same time. The closest the Yanks got to that talent-wise was Hughes-Chamberlain, but these two have been nowhere close to being a 1-2 or 2-3. Both joined the Yanks in 2007, 11 seasons between them (12 if Chamberlain returns this season), exactly TWO full-seasons as starters (2009 Chamberlain and 2010 Hughes) and ONE very good one (2010 Hughes as 2009 Chamberlain was total fifth starter in the pen for the postseason.)

  337. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    tucker April 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    TheBigOut — I have never made an excuse for either of those two. Both are clearly underperforming. For A-Rod, he started that at-bat with a nice pitch that grazed the outside corner, then jammed him inside.

    ^^
    not true, the second pitch was a fastball right down the middle that he just watched go by.

  338. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    The Yanks should trade Hughes, Nova, Betances, and Banuelos for Felix

    ^^

    You lost me after that.

    P.S. Not happening, even in dreamland.

  339. Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    blah blah blah blah blah
    something about king felix
    tsunami of crud

  340. sunny615 April 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Hopefully that was CJ’s last inning and the yanks can now put up 7 runs.

  341. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    our line-up is pretty much a joke. Can’t believe we did nothing to improve on that from last year.

    ^^^

    That’s where my frustration is. I don’t know what to think, but it’s been obvious too me for some quite sometime that we needed to do something about this offense. What can we do when we have guys that will not wave their NTC though ? I think the mentality upstairs is that we “the yanks” have to get as much solid pitching as we can until the contracts expire, they are trying to make this a pitching club not the bronx bombers.

    .. and to be fair, you can’t blame Gardner .. he’s just the one most expendable unfortunately. There’s just far too many under-performers on the club the last few years. If I was in charge, I honestly would not know what to do. What can you do ?
    =======

    They scored the second most runs in baseball last year. This team will score some runs once guys start playing back to form. It’s ridiculous to say that the lineup is a joke, especially this early in the season.

    As for what can be done to improve the lineup: A dedicated DH or DH platoon. This rotating DH nonsense hasn’t worked, and it isn’t going to work.

  342. rr212 April 14th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hughes is not a starter, period. Straight fb. Below avg cb and cu. Belongs in the pen or pitching in the nl west. Tired of the hype.

  343. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    jmv April 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    GB,

    It’s a real shame. Seems that ankle won’t ever heal… All that potential…

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

    apparently, I was wrong, though in ST he wasn’t moving that well. If it’s just a stiff neck, that’s good news. The few times I’ve seen him in Tampa, though. He’s never been a burner, but, looks like Robin Ventura with that awkward run after his ankle break. Never a base stealer or a Cano type hitter, he could still hit well.

  344. TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Duh Innings..

    Glad you think they would make the trade, but this off-season Cashman tried everything under the sun to get Felix, yet he ended up with Pineda ..

    let me repeat, “It’s not happening!”

    Seattle requested that any trade for Felix must start with Cano.

  345. rm April 14th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    The Yanks should trade Hughes, Nova, Betances, and Banuelos after he gets off the DL to Seattle for Felix Hernandez

    I admire your enthusiastic desire to improve the Yankees. But this trade will never happen.

  346. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    rr212 April 14th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hughes is not a starter, period. Straight fb. Below avg cb and cu. Belongs in the pen or pitching in the nl west. Tired of the hype.
    =======

    This is the make-or-break year for Hughes. However, it is WAY too early to say that he is a bust. Unless a great deal for Hughes comes along, the Yanks should give him a chance to show what he can do.

  347. RMS April 14th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    As for what can be done to improve the lineup: A dedicated DH or DH platoon. This rotating DH nonsense hasn’t worked, and it isn’t going to work.

    =====================================================
    Girardi and Cashman don’t agree. They are going to rotate, rotate and rotate again.

  348. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    randy l. April 14th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    phelps is another guy who seems to have paid his dues in the minors.

    he’s got almost 500 innings in the minors.

    hughes would need about 150 to catch up to that total .

    something ti think about.

    and i like hughes.
    ___

    This.

  349. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    The Yanks should trade Hughes, Nova, Betances, and Banuelos after he gets off the DL to Seattle for Felix Hernandez…

    =======

    Ugh. Boring.

  350. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    RMS April 14th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    As for what can be done to improve the lineup: A dedicated DH or DH platoon. This rotating DH nonsense hasn’t worked, and it isn’t going to work.

    =====================================================
    Girardi and Cashman don’t agree. They are going to rotate, rotate and rotate again.
    ========

    I know. It doesn’t make it right.

  351. Against All Odds April 14th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    The Yanks should trade Hughes, Nova, Betances, and Banuelos after he gets off the DL to Seattle for Felix Hernandez after Pettitte returns from his spring training and Pineda gets off the disabled list.

    ————————–

    Felix doesn’t even want to be a Yankee.

  352. Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    The Yanks should trade Hughes, Nova, Betances, and Banuelos for Felix

    ^^

    You lost me after that.

    YEAH CUZ YOU’RE IDIOT #35768457 WHO THINKS THE 2012 YANKS CAN WIN THE WORLD SERIES WITH NO TRUE/REAL #2. KURODA IS NOT THAT. NEITHER IS PETTITTE OR PINEDA.

    WEAVER-WILSON OR HAREN
    VERLANDER-SCHERZER
    ANY TWO FROM HAMELS, HALLADAY, AND LEE
    LINCECUM-CAIN

    US??? SABATHIA-NO ONE

    PUT A SOCK IN IT IF YOU DON’T SAY WHY THE TRADE IS BAD OR COULDN’T HAPPEM, AND NO “CUZ IT WOULDN’T HAPPEN” GARBAGE.

    ————————————————————————————————————

    P.S. Not happening, even in dreamland.
    Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    blah blah blah blah blah
    something about king felix
    tsunami of crud

    ——————————————————————————————————–

    YOU READ IT AND YOU’RE ANOTHER IDIOT WHO IS RENDERED SPEECHLESS BY MY EXCELLENT PLAN.

  353. Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ALL CAPS not enough
    the world isn’t listening
    maybe try bold next?

  354. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Yeah, all caps is basically code for admitting that you’re kind of needy.

  355. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ALL CAPS not enough
    the world isn’t listening
    maybe try bold next?
    ==========

    He needs to add in a couple more “idiots” and may a couple “stupids,” then his argument will be unassailable…

  356. JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    cano’s defense play is always elegant.

  357. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    “YEAH CUZ YOU’RE IDIOT #35768457″

    I’m proud to call myself idiot # 35768458

  358. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Throw quality strikes and good things tend to happen.

  359. NYY fan in NH April 14th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Another pathetic Hughes outing. Is it time to pull the plug on him? Offense is what it’s always been. Nothing with RISP!!

  360. Triple Short of a Cycle April 14th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    at least Darvish hasn’t looked good so far this year

  361. Bo knows April 14th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    4.2 innings, 66 pitches – one hitter. Not stretched out. That’s some nice pitching right there. He looked a little tired last inning but came back strong in the last one. I realize that it’s a blowout but that’s quality.

  362. Bret The Hitman April 14th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Just bad luck for Hughes.

    ********

    uh really?

  363. syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    TheBigOut April 14th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    our line-up is pretty much a joke. Can’t believe we did nothing to improve on that from last year.

    ^^^

    That’s where my frustration is. I don’t know what to think, but it’s been obvious too me for some quite sometime that we needed to do something about this offense. What can we do when we have guys that will not wave their NTC though ? I think the mentality upstairs is that we “the yanks” have to get as much solid pitching as we can until the contracts expire, they are trying to make this a pitching club not the bronx bombers.

    .. and to be fair, you can’t blame Gardner .. he’s just the one most expendable unfortunately. There’s just far too many under-performers on the club the last few years. If I was in charge, I honestly would not know what to do. What can you do ?
    =======

    They scored the second most runs in baseball last year. This team will score some runs once guys start playing back to form. It’s ridiculous to say that the lineup is a joke, especially this early in the season.

    As for what can be done to improve the lineup: A dedicated DH or DH platoon. This rotating DH nonsense hasn’t worked, and it isn’t going to work.

    ___________________

    I’m going by last year too, in the playoffs I feel like our hitting is what was weak and its been that way for awhile. I know we have talent but they have not been performing in clutch situations lately, so it would be nice to shake things up. I do agree with the DH thing though, actually if they just did that I feel like it would improve the lineup

  364. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I’m gonna blame the 3 run homerun to kendrick on martin. He did call for the slider in. Hughes threw the slider in and got beat. Maybe it should have been a fastball outside?

  365. backbench April 14th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Line up solution to the low RISP #s appears to be to stop getting on base altogether. LaTroy Hawkins. Geez.

  366. Bret The Hitman April 14th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    rr212 April 14th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hughes is not a starter, period. Straight fb. Below avg cb and cu. Belongs in the pen or pitching in the nl west. Tired of the hype.

    *******

    Funny you say that.

  367. Bret The Hitman April 14th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap April 14th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Hughes is a no.5 starting pitcher, and that’s it, no better than that.

    *****

    You don’t say..

  368. Bret The Hitman April 14th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    qiantom April 14th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Hughes is not a legitimate major league pitcher any more. I bet he will not be starting for the Yanks in September.

    ******

    Interesting prediction…

  369. waka flocka April 14th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    No reason to get worked up over the offense. Its still early and the track record of scoring runs is there. I am really tired of the Phil Hughes Experience though. Its one thing to not worry about the offense but this looks like the same under achieving Hughes. Put him in the bullpen already and stop clinging to the hope that hes going to be a #3 starter.

  370. Bret The Hitman April 14th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Carlo April 14th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Another hughesian outing. Enough with the nonsense and hype folks. The kid is nothing more than a back of the rotation starter and an inferior major league team.

    *****

    I’m shocked, SHOCKED i tell ya.

  371. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Good job by Phelps.

  372. bruceb April 14th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I think “lifeless’ is the right word, Chad. Not much entertainment value for the paying fans today.

  373. Bret The Hitman April 14th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    JM April 14th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    JackCurryYES Hughes has thrown 183 pitches to get 24 outs this yr. Can’t survive in rotation w/ such inefficiency. Velocity is good, but FB is straight

    *********

    The magic word is bust.

  374. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    “Put him in the bullpen already and stop clinging to the hope that hes going to be a #3 starter.”

    As randy pointed out, put in the mL so that he has the best chance of reaching whatever his ceiling is. He was rushed, and even if you think it was unavoidable given the Yankees lack of ML pitching depth and win-now mandate, they have sufficient pitching depth now to let Hughes finish off his development.

  375. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    It sucks that pitchers who actually suck get to pitch full seasons without worrying about losing their spots. But here if you have 1 or 2 bad starts. Your job is in jeopardy.

  376. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Great job by Phelps. In that at bat against Kendrick, he showed a toughness that, frankly, I’ve never seen from Hughes.

    Maybe Randy is onto something about Phelps paying his dues in the minors. He knows how to pitch.

  377. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    syd_cash April 14th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I’m going by last year too, in the playoffs I feel like our hitting is what was weak and its been that way for awhile. I know we have talent but they have not been performing in clutch situations lately, so it would be nice to shake things up. I do agree with the DH thing though, actually if they just did that I feel like it would improve the lineup

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

    To the extent that the Yanks have a problem offensively, I think that it lies in their inconsistent run production, and I think that Girardi lies at the root of it. However, I’m encouraged by Girardi’s newfound willingness to shuffle the lineup a bit. That should help matters somehat. Otherwise, I’m thoroughly unimpressed by Girardi’s management of the club’s offense: Station-to-station ball, waiting for the 3-run homer, and the rotating DH tends to make the offense run a bit hot and cold.

  378. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    “It sucks that pitchers who actually suck get to pitch full seasons without worrying about losing their spots. But here if you have 1 or 2 bad starts. Your job is in jeopardy.”

    I think you have to look at what is causing the sucking. Is it readily fixable with more ML innings or is there a more fundamental underlying issue that requires a more prolonged development process?

  379. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Phelps looked really sharp today.

  380. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Phelps did a good job. But that’s usually the case when games are blowouts early. Otherwise there would be a lot of 21-20 games

  381. Tar April 14th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Bret
    did you watch the game today?

  382. bruceb April 14th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Maybe we should go after David Wright? He can hit a home run…even with a broken finger. Tex, take note please.

  383. Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    “Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ALL CAPS not enough
    the world isn’t listening
    maybe try bold next?”

    MAYBE TRY NOT BEING A FUC KING AS SHOLE NEXT?

  384. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Phelps did a good job. But that’s usually the case when games are blowouts early. Otherwise there would be a lot of 21-20 games
    =========

    I wouldn’t discount Phelps’s performance: He shut down a very tough club for 5.1 innings, which is no mean feat.

  385. Bo knows April 14th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Yep, violent swing again.

  386. tucker April 14th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Phelps has looked consistently good — blowout or no blowout. He looked good in Tampa, against the o’s, in spring training and in the Arizona Fall League last year.

  387. Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    “Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ALL CAPS not enough
    the world isn’t listening
    maybe try bold next?”

    MAYBE TRY NOT BEING A FUC KING AS SHOLE NEXT?
    =======

    Good idea. Why don’t you let us know how it works out for you after you try it for awhile?

  388. GreenBeret7 April 14th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    New York just got beat today. Not much you can say. They got beat by the bats and they got beat on the mound. It’s going to happen about 60 more times this year. Just like NYYs beat the Angels yesterday.

  389. Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah, I viewed Duh’s comment more as an admission than an attack on Nick.

  390. Bo knows April 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Oy, the head cases on the Yankees at the plate.

  391. bruceb April 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I’ll take the over on 60.

  392. Yankees_Fan April 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I guess Swisher just wanted to go home. That at-bat was bad.

    Terrible game where both pitching and offense simply sucked. The bright spot was definitely Phelps, who keeps impressing in the MLs. Hughes? another dud.

  393. bruceb April 14th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Yes, you are going to get beaten, but the Hughes performance has to fall under the “Hughesly disappointing” category today.

  394. igotid88 April 14th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Rich in NJ says:

    April 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    “It sucks that pitchers who actually suck get to pitch full seasons without worrying about losing their spots. But here if you have 1 or 2 bad starts. Your job is in jeopardy.”

    I think you have to look at what is causing the sucking. Is it readily fixable with more ML innings or is there a more fundamental underlying issue that requires a more prolonged development process?
    ——————————

    Maybe, but his stuff was too good for the minors. I remember people here comparing his minor league numbers to that of johan santana and pedro martinez I believe. His injury in 2007 didn’t help. His injury in 2008 didn’t help. Him being in the bullpen didn’t help him develop his secondary pitches more. His arm fatigue last year didn’t help.

  395. Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Rich in NJ April 14th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Yeah, all caps is basically code for admitting that you’re kind of needy.
    Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ALL CAPS not enough
    the world isn’t listening
    maybe try bold next?
    ==========

    He needs to add in a couple more “idiots” and may a couple “stupids,” then his argument will be unassailable…

    Tar April 14th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    “YEAH CUZ YOU’RE IDIOT #35768457?

    I’m proud to call myself idiot # 35768458

    ————————————

    Tar – You’re an idi ot period, no need for a number.

    Rich from N – I’m far from needy, but you can think that if it makes you feel better, idi ot #2.

    Ghostwriter – You need to say why this trade makes no sense with no “because it makes no sense” nonsense. Try not to continue to get personal like your pals you quoted above did (not Tar who’s crap I just inserted after it) as I didn’t attack them (or you) in this or any other comments section.

    Seattle gets two MLB starters making little (Hughes and Nova) and two starters who will be MLB-ready for next year (Banuelos and Betances.) They could essentially have an all-ex-Yankees prospect rotation if Noesi pitches well enough this year to be in their 2013 rotation (Nova/Hughes/Noesi/Banuelos/Betances.) They still have Jason Vargas and the other three current starters, so they could do whatever they like this or next year. They’d have NINE starters plus whoever on the farm to build their 2013 rotation, and that’s not including signing anyone cheap.

    The Yanks FINALLY get their true/real #2 or dual-ace (however you look at King Felix.) I see KF as a dual-ace with the edge to CC cuz of his postseason experience, same number of Cy Young Awards as KF (one), and World Series ring (one more than KF.)

    Seattle would not ask for much less get Cano cuz his walk year would most likely be the same as KF’s and he will ask for and get at least what Jeter got once (a decade and $186M.)

  396. Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Ghostwriter April 14th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Duh Innings April 14th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    “Nick in SF April 14th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    ALL CAPS not enough
    the world isn’t listening
    maybe try bold next?”

    #
    MAYBE TRY NOT BEING A FUC KING AS SHOLE NEXT?
    =======

    Good idea. Why don’t you let us know how it works out for you after you try it for awhile?

    —————————————–

    Good idea for Nick…and now you. I didn’t attack you or anyone, you all attacked me, so go fu ck yourselves. Go cry to Chad about it.


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