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Game 11: Yankees vs. Twins

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter DH

2. Nick Swisher 1B

3. Robinson Cano 2B

4. Alex Rodriguez 3B

5. Andruw Jones RF

6. Curtis Granderson CF

7. Eduardo Nunez SS

8. Brett Gardner LF

9. Chris Stewart C

CC Sabathia LHP

Twins lineup

1. Denard Span CF

2. Jamey Carroll SS

3. Joe Mauer DH

4. Josh Willingham LF

5. Ryan Doumit C

6. Danny Valencia 3B

7. Trevor Plouffe RF

8. Luke Hughes 1B

9. Alexi Casilla 2B

Francisco Liriano LHP

 

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy

Umpires: Greg Gibson HP, Phil Cuzzi 1B, Vic Carapazza 2B, Gerry Davis 3B

Hot-hitting shortstop: Derek Jeter belted his third homer last night, doing it in his 42nd at-bat. Last season, he didn’t belt his third homer until his 282nd at-bat, on July 9. That was the Captain’s 3,000th hit. Jeter begins play leading the AL in multihit games with six, and he’s sixth in batting at .378. He’s five hits from tying Dave Winfield for 18th place on the all-time hits list at 3,110.

Mr. Phelps: Rookie righty David Phelps has a 1.08 ERA after three relief appearances. But Joe Girardi said, “In my mind, I believe he has the ability to be a starter.” Girardi said it’s because Phelps can throw four pitches.

Update, 7:14: Sabathia worked on getting his offspeed stuff over the plate in the bullpen between starts after struggling with that last time out. He certainly looked better in a 1-2-3 first.

Update, 7:28: Andruw Jones was batting seventh in the original lineup before Teixeira was scratched. But batting fifth, he strikes out on three pitches with runners on first and second and two outs in the first.

Update, 7:30: Willingham drives a Sabathia fastball over the center-field fence to start the second, extending his season-starting hitting streak to 11 games.

Update, 7:44: Nice job of going the other way by Brett Gardner, slicing a ground-rule RBI double to left, 1-1, second and third, no outs.

Update, 7:47: Chris Stewart grounds out weakly, runners hold. Where’s Cervelli?

Update, 7:53: Liriano fans Jeter, walks Swisher and gets Cano on an infield out. Should’ve had more than one run in that inning.

Update, 8:00: Plate ump Greg Gibson ejects Denard Span with an 0-1 count, then ejects Ron Gardenhire for arguing. It’s Gardenhire’s 61st career ejection as a manager. Clete Thomas takes over the at-bat.

Update, 8:06: Thomas makes the most of getting in the game, driving a double over Gardner’s head, 2-1 Twins.

Update, 8:08: More mediocrity from Sabathia so far. Carroll RBI single to right on a fastball, 3-1 in the third.

Update, 8:13: Gardner races in and makes a nice diving catch to save Sabathia from more trouble, ending the inning.

Update, 8:22: Nunez now has a bunt single and an RBI infield single, another result from Teixeira getting scratched, since Nunez wasn’t in the original lineup. So it’s 3-2 in the third.

Update, 8:25: Bases loaded, one out, Stewart up.

Update, 8:27: Stewart didn’t swing weakly that time, line-drive two-run single to left, 4-3 Yankees. Liriano is done. Lefty Matt Maloney is in.

Update, 8:31: Sac fly for Jeter, 5-3. Upon further review, Cervelli batting .094 at Triple-A, apologies to Mr. Stewart.

Update, 8:39: Better inning for Sabathia, 1-2-3 with two Ks, one on a fastball and one on what looked like a changeup.

Update, 8:45: Second homer of the season for Andruw Jones, high-arcing solo shot to left. So it’s 6-3 in the fourth.

Update, 8:52: Some guy runs on the field here, but a security guard makes a big tackle, taking the legs out from under the guy very hard. Sabathia is unfazed, another 1-2-3 inning.

Update, 9:02: Jeter lines an RBI single into right-center, has hit safely in 10 of the 11 games.

Update, 9:09: Sabathia has retired 11 in a row after his third straight 1-2-3 inning.

Update, 9:26: Sabathia’s streak of 13 straight batters retired is over, but he’s through seven with four hits allowed, none since the third.

Update, 9:35: That’s a career-high three RBI for Stewart after his single here in the seventh, 8-3. David Robertson is warming.

Update, 9:45: Sabathia gets the first out in the eighth and that’s it. It’s the Yankees’ third quality start in 11 tries. Robertson is in.

Update, 10:00: Cory Wade will take the ball for the ninth.

Update, 10:08: Yankees win, 8-3.

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363 Responses to “Game 11: Yankees vs. Twins”

  1. kd April 17th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    is phelps auditioning for other teams or is he just up because they needed a long man?

    gotta think that the phelps/warren/mitchell trio will soon be part of a package for an outfield bat

  2. Triple Short of a Cycle April 17th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    gotta think that the phelps/warren/mitchell trio will soon be part of a package for an outfield bat
    ———————————————————————————

    Not many OF bats to trade for

  3. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Go CC, Go Yankees!

  4. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Nice to see CC have a 1-2-3 inning.

  5. kd April 17th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    would the oriels ever trade adam jones?

  6. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Good at bat from Swisher

  7. Jerkface April 17th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Adam Jones is only under contract until 2013, so it wouldn’t be a very wise trade to acquire him.

  8. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Encouraging

  9. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Anyone that bats in front of Tex, he is going to be walked.

  10. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I forgot, Andruw

  11. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Unlikely that Arod sees a good pitch to hit tonight

  12. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    we can’t buy a hit with RISP at the moment

  13. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Jones has one more arbitration year till FA.

  14. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Wtf

  15. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    That was deep.

  16. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Crappy clutch hitting and another crappy outing from the fake “ace”

  17. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    WOW! it wasn’t a bad pitch, low and away, still he was able to launch it.

  18. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Want an OF’er-trade for Josh Willingham.

  19. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Have fun with the Marquette SquawBoy and his other little squawboy.

  20. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Wtf?
    What does granderson think? Gardy called already

  21. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Was it caught? yes….give it a rest, no harm no foul

  22. kd April 17th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    any news on ravel santana?

  23. kd April 17th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    napoli just launched one off of lester after cruz hammered a double

  24. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Make him throw strikes

  25. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Balk!!! TY

  26. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Ouch, devils fans feel unfair, they have to see deb placey’s mouth before and after every playoff game.

    MSG cannot find a better person? Lol

  27. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Nunez!!!

  28. Jerkface April 17th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Hellacious bunt by Nunez

  29. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    nunez is so slow!!! :)

  30. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I hope the bunt was his idea.

  31. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Gardy………

  32. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    GGBG!!!! the platoon player does it again. Another hit against lefties

  33. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    unlucky for Brett that the ball went into the stands

  34. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Squeeze play?

  35. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    ;)

  36. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    “GGBG!!!! the platoon player does it again. Another hit against lefties”

    Yea…he needs to be playing most every day.

  37. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Lol Gardy

  38. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Texas’s lineup is just relentless…..

  39. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Valencia blew that play, thank god.

  40. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Liriano has no idea where the ball is going

  41. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Yanks are an absolute joke with RISP

  42. kd April 17th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    blake, you’re absolutely right. they’re in lester’s head. you rarely see that

  43. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Leiter and Flaherty knew the change was coming and Jeter acts surprised.

  44. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Is Liriano going to pitch to Swisher or go to Cano?

  45. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Lol Cody Ross

  46. luis April 17th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Cano, this is a good moment to wake up

  47. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    If Darvish and Feliz are good….the Rangers are the best team in baseball easily IMO….they are loaded….

  48. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    waisted opportunity.

  49. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    My God, the Yanks are the worst clutch hitting team in baseball.

  50. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    that is pretty much awful that we only got one run out of all that.

  51. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Break out Robbie!

  52. jackamir April 17th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Cano has been reading his press clippings. He rolls over

  53. hardwired7 April 17th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Liriano’s definitely pitching around guys, getting to his best match-ups, but that’s driving his pitch count way up.

  54. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Yea….that’s just a terrible job executing right there…….liriano is terrible….hopefully they’ll have more chances.

  55. blake April 17th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Lestah at 53 pitches in the 2nd.

  56. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Man, Cano is in a deep funk right now…….hope he breaks out soon.

  57. Bronx Jeers April 17th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Remember when Swish was going to be our 1st baseman?

    And he never got his press conference. :sad:

  58. jackamir April 17th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Cano has been reading his press clippings. He rolls over on every offspeed pitch…..

  59. LockDown April 17th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I thought Cano was going to break it open.

    Knicks Celtics about to start :)

  60. Drivenbyjeter2 April 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I’m glad that Chris Stewart is in there for DEFENSE and Nick Swisher just had to make that play. Chris Stewart is seriously a WASTE of a roster spot and an automatic out…..look at what the Yankees thought of him when he came up to the plate. They didn’t even let him try to hit. Cervelli is not a bad defensive catcher, and he can hold his own at the plate.

    How’s that Montero trade looking for ya right now Cashman? I knew that trade was a mistake form the minute it happened. You don’t trade one of the best hitting prospects of the decade for a pitcher that is young, unproven, and pitched a TON of innings and didn’t see how he responded to that. We knew what type of hitter Montero would be….a number 3 or 4 guy.

  61. Triple Short of a Cycle April 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Cano has been reading his press clippings. He rolls over on every offspeed pitch…..

    —————————————————————————-

    One more time

  62. BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Lester in the midst of a 44 pitch 2nd inning….

    bases loaded Michael Young up

  63. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    wowza

  64. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Too funny :)

  65. Bronx Jeers April 17th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    That ump ain’t fooling around !

    I could hear him screaming “I’ve got more balls than you something, something, something…!”

  66. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    It was perhaps the finest conference call in Yankee history…

    I like how Stewart just took off after Span got tossed.

  67. butterball April 17th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Gotta love Gameday…..I assume Gardenhire and Span got in a fight and were both ejected?

  68. Triple Short of a Cycle April 17th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    This game is putting me to sleep

  69. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    This isn’t happening

  70. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    So Sabathia is an “ace,” huh?

  71. Niblick April 17th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I guess CC is still bothered by the cold weather. Either that or he just really stinks.

  72. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    Lester in the midst of a 44 pitch 2nd inning….

    bases loaded Michael Young up

    Doesn’t bode well for our pitchers — least how they’ve been pitching lately. The Texas lineup is unrelenting.

  73. darbodla April 17th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I wonder when Yankee fans are going to wake up to the reality that Sabathia just isn’t all that great anymore. And not just because of a slow spring start but going back to last year.

  74. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    This is bad, CC.

  75. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    The “ace” strikes again.

  76. Niblick April 17th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    And we’re stuck with this fat tub of goo for 4 more years.

  77. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Current cc is not ace, not even close.

    He will get bombed next Sunday in fenway

  78. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Thats why the we needed to score dammit!!!!!!!

  79. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Im starting to worry that CC is hurt…..his arm angle looks lower than usual and started doing that his last start…..I hope not but he doesn’t look right.

  80. Ace April 17th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    CC looks awful. Twins worst team in AL

  81. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    This is awful. Didnt score again with 2nd and 3rd nobody out.

  82. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    “I wonder when Yankee fans are going to wake up to the reality that Sabathia just isn’t all that great anymore. And not just because of a slow spring start but going back to last year.”

    ====

    Do not drink and blog.

  83. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve been calling CC a workhorse, rather than an ace since last year. Has he been worked way too hard in the past?

    It’s not exactly cold in NYC right now, so it can’t weather-related.

  84. Don Vito A. Bellamo April 17th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    So CC is an overweight “ace” pitcher that does not like pitching at the start OR end of the year, when it is cold? Someone tell me how this is going to help us if/when we make the playoffs each year, please.

  85. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    YES!!!

  86. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Cc get paid to pitch in April too. Spring games count too.

  87. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Gardy and Granderson are awesome in the outfield

  88. rm April 17th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Nice play by GGBG. CC is gonna be fine. stop worrying so much

  89. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Let’s score some runs for CC.

  90. jacksquat April 17th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Oh stop, people.

    CC ERA 2009-2011:

    March: 3.00
    April: 3.30
    May: 3.69
    June: 3.03
    July: 2.60
    August: 3.46
    September: 2.59

    pre all-star: 3.20
    post all-star: 3.15

  91. Bo knows April 17th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Man, no one makes that play better. He even changed his glove set.

  92. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    the yankees rotation consists of Nova , then everyone else :) **sarcasm**

  93. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    CC always starts off slow, but I’ve never seen him struggle to put guys away thus much. He hasn’t been the same since that rain delay game last year. I hope he is not hiding shoulder fatigue/injury.

  94. LockDown April 17th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I haven’t been watching too many games, so when Chris came to bat I looked at my b/f (who doesn’t even watch baseball) and asked him who that was. My b/f said “I dunno, they said he was the catcher.” ….

    what?! Oh yeah, he’s the backup. W.H.A.T.E.V.E.R :roll: *dreams of Montero*

    Anyway, CC can hold it down, bats will wake up.

    Lester sux and Texas is just… well… really good. :(

    Knicks time… b/f is happy now :lol:

  95. cbrownell84 April 17th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    CC will be fine, next three innings will be gems

  96. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I’ll bet if you polled the pitchers, they’d all want Gardy’s glove in the field when they pitched. What’s with Girardi’s “Gardy can’t hit lefties”? We need defense.

  97. cbrownell84 April 17th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    having a backup defensive catcher rather than cervelli is not a bad idea if martin plays 80% of games

  98. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I got the Twins feed on Direct Tv, they are interviewing the Iddle Man, on how he got us last night. I am about to puke.

  99. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Can they score one here?
    I wouldn’t go for two

  100. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Nuney!

  101. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    NUNEZ!!! i like that play

  102. jr1212 April 17th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Ok so according to some here:

    CC is not an Ace
    Swisher sucks
    Tex is not a good hitter
    Martin is not MLB catcher
    Girardi is the worst manager
    Cashman has no idea what he is doing
    Etc.

    Boy the Yanks would be lucky to be a .500 team

  103. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Melky tribute.

  104. jacksquat April 17th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nunez flies.

    But please stop sliding into first base unless it’s a tag play.

  105. rm April 17th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I hope Nunez learns how to field. If he does he could become a special player

  106. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Liriano is not long for this game….

  107. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Pinch hitter? ;)

  108. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    nunez

  109. rm April 17th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Time for a squeeze if Stewart can bunt

  110. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I am going to close my eyes

  111. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    chris stewart goes yard?

  112. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    End of rally coming.

  113. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I wonder if this guy can actually get something done here.

    Why is this guy on the team. He’s not helping CC, he doesnt hit.

    Why is this guy even alive? I think thats the real question.

  114. jacksquat April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Boom! :D

  115. Bronx Jeers April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Boogie with Stew!!!!!

  116. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Wow,I admit I am surprised

  117. rm April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    That’s a lot better than a bunt

  118. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    See Rich!!! Reverse jinx strikes again!!! :D

  119. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    A hitting catcher makes such a difference. I love it.

  120. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    C Stew!!!

  121. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    yes!! looks like the “little guys” in our line up are better then the big ones

  122. rm April 17th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    He looked like Cervelli in that at bat

  123. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Stewart makes his mark!

  124. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Way to stir the pot, Nick in SF…

    Never so happy to be wrong about Stewie.

  125. Bronx Jeers April 17th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Why is this guy even alive? I think thats the real question.

    ——————————-

    Ironic since so many have asked the same question about you. :smile:

  126. jacksquat April 17th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Stewart has more RBI than Martin. :mrgreen:

  127. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    In Fenway, Valentine just signaled for a Shuuto pitch.

    Pedroia told him they don’t do that in Boston.

    7-2 Rangers.

  128. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    LOL Jeers! Ive asked that question about myself as well!

  129. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Stewart has more RBI than Cano.

  130. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I’ve been watching the Boston game….Lester didn’t look that bad….Texas’s lineup is just that good at times.

  131. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    jacksquat April 17th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Stewart has more RBI than Martin. :mrgreen:

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

    With martin’s batting approach i am not that surprised ;)

    Jeter!

  132. jacksquat April 17th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Bringing in a lhp here is an interesting decision…

  133. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    El Capitan….off to a great start.

  134. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Lester may not have looked that bad, but the guy who just walked off the mound didn’t look like Lester.

    I would’ve thrown my laptop if Jeter hadn’t cashed in on an RBI there.

  135. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Jeter just missed another one..

  136. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I think Nunez might be faster than Gardner in flat out speed….its close…they both can fly

  137. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Blake,

    Yes, but he is having a good at bat after another. It’s amazing how rejuvenated Jeter looks

  138. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    I’ve been watching the Boston game….Lester didn’t look that bad….Texas’s lineup is just that good at times.

    ~~~~~

    That’s what I was afraid of.

  139. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    :mrgreen:

  140. JobaTipsHisCap April 17th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    If cc still cannot hold the lead, then….

  141. Bo knows April 17th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Jeter into team chemistry.

  142. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Nunez has a cannon of an arm, but he needs to educate it.

  143. darbodla April 17th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Blake,

    Yes, but he is having a good at bat after another. It’s amazing how rejuvenated Jeter looks

    All it took was for him to discard that K. Long stride nonsense.

  144. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Ah, there’s CC. Like the pride.

  145. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Now that’s the CC I know and love….

  146. kd April 17th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    cc just needs the weather to heat up

  147. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Luis,

    He looks 5 years younger …

  148. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Just missed that…maybe he is ready to break out.

  149. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Boy….Cano looks desperate….Calm down, they will start to fall eventually

  150. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    not worried about cano at all Because when he gets hot, he’ll be on a straight tear.

  151. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I think the big question with Alex is not his health but whether or not the hand and bat speed are still there…

  152. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    good bye ball!

  153. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    YES!!

  154. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    old man Jones not looking quite at old today

  155. darbodla April 17th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Jones bam!

  156. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Andruw Ibanez is a helluva two headed outfielder/DH.

    Montero who?

  157. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Floated it like he was Brian Jones!

  158. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    That was an important cushion run.

  159. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Sorry, too soon.

  160. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    And just like that, the trolls make like Kayser Soze.

  161. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Denard Span ran onto the outfield?

  162. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Blake,

    Do you still notice the change in arm angle on CC?

  163. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    CC…much better

  164. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Knicks up by 14 in second quarter.

  165. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Straw, that lead means little

  166. luis April 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Another…..

  167. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Gritner!

  168. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    luis,

    he still doesn’t look right to me…maybe it’s just the angle but it looks lower a bit and he’s not throwing downhill like he does when he’s right….I noticed last game as well…..probably nothing.

    man boston looks bad tonight.

  169. blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Gardner wants to play every day!

  170. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I have much love for Gardy! :D

  171. rm April 17th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    GGBG is hot

  172. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    True, most NBA games come down to the last two minutes anyhow.

  173. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Yankeesource ? @YankeeSource
    The Charleston River Dogs offense is the Murderer’s Row of the minor leagues. Devastating offensive lineup for the @ChasRiverDogs

  174. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Cervelli is 3 for 30 in the minors. Not helping his cause to get called back up.

  175. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Jeet is playing like a champ

  176. rm April 17th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    If Romine gets healthy or Martin/Stewart get hurt Cervelli will be back

  177. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    you knew Jeter was going to pound this guy….crappy lefty reliever is like BP to DJ

  178. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    RBI machine Jeter. Don’t stop!

  179. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Let’s let Jete hit clean-up until his hot streak ends.

  180. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Jeterian! Amazing that a guy who was left for dead on this blog is playing so well. Maybe the Yanks do know more than some of the posters here.

  181. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I didnt mind Cervelli being sent down. I thought playing every day down there will help further his development, and I think he’s pretty decent.

  182. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Blake,

    I asked you because i can’t pick it up. I am watching the Twins feed though, might be a difference camera angle.

    Jeter is the man!!

    Gardy doesn’t want, he should play every day.

  183. Wang IS Taiwan April 17th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    blake April 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    Gardner wants to play every day!

    ~~~~~~

    It seems that once Cashman and Girardi have decided what you are (i.e., Montero is NOT a catcher), your fate is sunk.

    Gardner certainly deserves more than being a platoon guy.

  184. Bret The Hitman April 17th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Versonine,

    I have a techie question for you… you seem to be a genius with computer tech stuff.

  185. Bret The Hitman April 17th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    No drop-off between Martin and Cervelli with the bat. Let Martin walk.

  186. hardwired7 April 17th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    cbrownell84 April 17th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    CC will be fine, next three innings will be gems

    ————————-

    We have a winner.

  187. Bronx Jeers April 17th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    That’s a “quality start”

  188. Ace April 17th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    CC recovered like an ace

  189. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    What’s the pitch count of CC?

  190. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Cano wakes up!!

  191. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Been waiting for that stroke……I think he is on the verge of going on a tear.

  192. syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Gardy doesn’t want, he should play every day.
    _________

    I know that’s right! He’s awesome in the outfield and he always seems to make something happen at the plate and when he gets on base.

  193. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Gardy’s problem is he is way too streaky…when he gets cold, he really goes into an icy funk.

  194. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    syd_cash April 17th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I love the energy of the team when you see guys like Gardy, Grandy, Nunez and Jeter playing at once.

  195. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Wow..Knicks with 72 points in first half.

  196. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Straw,

    All players in general are streaky, the important thing is to have more hot ones than cold ones. But even when he is cold, he still gets his walks, so his OBP doesn’t suffer much. When he is hot he is downright amazing.

  197. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Good throw

  198. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Luis, I would play him everyday on the basis of his glove alone. In fact, I would play him in CF.

  199. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Andruw Jones makes a catch in front of a small boy with his glove out and throws it back to infield. What’s up with that?

  200. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Go ahead Bret, and you can call me Teary Francona if youd like.

    And Im not anywhere near a techie genius. I actually know very little about computers. But I can try to help.

  201. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Blyleven, commenting about CC’s stride…Saying basically that he ends on his toes, not over striding. That’s the way to keep the ball down.

  202. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    What the– did Nunez trade places with Alex?

  203. m April 17th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    But even when Gardy is ice cold, he has value to the team. He still takes his walks, steal bases, and play excellent defense.

  204. Bret The Hitman April 17th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    versonine,

    email me at bretthehitman24@yahoo.com so I can ask you in private and not distract the gamethread. Confirm on LOHUD that you sent an email and the headline of the email, so I know it’s you teary francona.

  205. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Blake,

    I see it now. It’s when he goes in the stretch. Pitches flatten a little.

  206. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    uncharacteristic of Alex there.

    Luis….it might be nothing or just the camera angle but it just looks like he’s not quite on top as he usually is and isn’t getting that good downward plane….does seem like he’s doing it more out of the stretch and it was like that his last start as well…..might just be a mechanical thing he has to work out…..so long as he’s not hurting he should be fine….he got in a nice groove there for awhile tonight.

  207. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Nunez looks so much more comfortable in the infield.

  208. Nick in SF April 17th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I wish I could stay and enjoy the rest of this game with you Common People, but tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1996 and see the 3rd or 4th (5th?) best band of the Britpop era… Pulp.

    Go Yankees!

  209. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I sent one to you just now. Subject C R 9

    Loser Devils blew a 3-0 lead at home and are about to go down 2-1 in series.

  210. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    C Stew!!!!!!!

  211. TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Stewie!

  212. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Rich,

    If you are around…I predicted it 2 for 4!! :D Reverse jinx

  213. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Gnite Nick, enjoy the concert

  214. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Cano is squaring the ball much better…He is about to get out of the slump

  215. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Rangers are just crushing the Sox….Hamilton just hit one about two miles on Melancon…..who looks terrible.

  216. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    then Beltre promptly crushes one off Melancon…..straight fastball.

  217. Stoneburner April 17th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Chris Stewart BUC 3 RBIs. . . . .Jesus Montero as DH/BUC for Mariners 5 RBIs????? *&^&&* elitist fan boys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no mention of an Austin by fan boys, or a Sanchez, or an Almonte, or a. . . . . .the favoritism of these Montero fan boys – - – - – - -

    Good night to be a sports fan – Knicks beating the Celts – and the Yanks beating down the Twins and restoring order b/w the two teams. . . . . .

  218. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    nice job CC of righting the ship

  219. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Great pitching by Tampa Yanks tonight. JR Murphy defensively and offensively. Caught 2 runners stealing on strikeouts, 3-4 with a run scored and the game winning RBI.

    Here’s the box score.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....a_tbyafa_1

  220. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Agreed blake. Great job by the ace to buckle down.

  221. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I know he has issues…and the budget and all….but man would Josh Hamilton look nice in RF next year terrorizing that short porch

  222. Mike_Boston April 17th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Both sox announcers agreed that Hamilton’s bomb was the furthest hit ball they’ve ever seen at Fenway, by a lefty.

  223. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    That was a perfectly sequenced at bat from CC. It’s incredible the ability to throw the CB for strike and in to the dirt at will.

  224. raymagnetic April 17th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Remember when SJ44 sang Melancon’s praises in a pinch hitter series :shock:

  225. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    why is Robertson in this game? He doesn’t have to pitch just because it’s the 8th inning….

  226. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Blake,

    I was about to say the same thing…You beat me to it

  227. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Tyler Austin is hitting .462 and OPSing over 1.5 !

  228. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Cruz with a bomb

  229. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Melancon give up another blast to Cruz…..lol 14-2 Texas. Melancon is throwing BP seriously and Valentine is just leaving him out there to get booed and embarrasssed.

  230. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Robertson just getting some work in.

  231. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Those numbers are unreal…The whole offense on that team is scary good.

  232. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    “Both sox announcers agreed that Hamilton’s bomb was the furthest hit ball they’ve ever seen at Fenway, by a lefty.”

    it was an absolute missile

  233. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    why is Robertson in this game? He doesn’t have to pitch just because it’s the 8th inning….

    —————–

    Didn’t he do the same thing the other day

  234. Jerkface April 17th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    then Beltre promptly crushes one off Melancon…..straight fastball.

    The pitch was classified as a cutter, by definition it can’t be straight. Maybe there is less deception.

  235. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    it’s the 8th inning and dad gum it DRob is the eighth inning guy.

  236. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Trader,

    We still have Kuroda’s and Hughes game’s ahead

  237. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “The pitch was classified as a cutter, by definition it can’t be straight. Maybe there is less deception.”

    didn’t look like a cutter on TV…looked like a fastball down the middle.

  238. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    The Celtics are getting foul calls every god damn time down the court. Theyre already in the penalty at 7:32 of the quarter.

  239. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Stoneburner April 17th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Chris Stewart BUC 3 RBIs. . . . .Jesus Montero as DH/BUC for Mariners 5 RBIs????? *&^&&* elitist fan

    ——————–

    Why do you hate Montero so much?

  240. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    This is how the Celtics get kept in games, and how the Knicks get cheated out of games. Sickening.

  241. luis April 17th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I would have gone with Soriano. I think this lead is bullet proof

  242. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Another foul. More free points.

  243. jr1212 April 17th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I remember when Melancon was the heir apparent in the Yanks bullpen and Robertson was just a nice reliever who didnt have enough FB to get MLB hitters…seems like a long time ago

  244. Jerkface April 17th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Why do you hate Montero so much?

    Because he is a crazy person.

  245. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Joe Casale ? @sportsJC16
    To #Yankees fan who hug prospects with both arms, Mark Melancon is an example why you shouldn’t hug so hard.

  246. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Carmelo takes it in the lane. No foul.

  247. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    More free throws.

  248. Jerkface April 17th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I remember when Melancon was the heir apparent in the Yanks bullpen and Robertson was just a nice reliever who didnt have enough FB to get MLB hitters…seems like a long time ago

    Both were highly regarded relief prospects. Robertsons ceiling was as an elite setup man due to his K’s but to be held back by his lack of control. Melancon had the strike outs, control, and a solid ground ball rate.

    Robertson really took off after a rough debut season.

  249. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Cito Culver is hitting .140 and OPSing .389….ouch

  250. Mike_Boston April 17th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Blake,
    They said it’s the closest they’ve seen to the Ted Williams seat! Remy’s been at Fenway for a long time. We’re talking over 5 decades.

  251. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Another foul. 3 point foul. These referees are a joke on humanity.

  252. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Mike,

    yea when Hamilton is 100% he’s about as good all around as anybody in baseball….he can do it all….he would destroy Yankee Stadium….I know they won’t sign him and a long term deal with him would probably be a bad idea anyway….but just sayin….

  253. blake April 17th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Sox fans long for Marco Scutero.

  254. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Wow. A foul for the Knicks. The NBA is a joke. Its not even a sport. ITs a controlled event.

  255. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    HOW IS THAT NOT A FOUL??!??!

  256. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hamilton’s was 15 rows back in RF. Ibanez’ 3rd decker looked more impressive.

  257. blake April 17th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    It’s a long way out there to right Center at Fenway….and it was way out of there.

  258. rm April 17th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    TheStraw April 17th, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Andruw Ibanez is a helluva two headed outfielder/DH.

    ******* who?

    Be careful. Yuo were the first to mention he who shall not be named. You may have brought down the curse of a thousand whines upon this blog.

  259. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Trenton got a good game from Brett Marshall. 6 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. 7 ground outs, 4 fly outs. 82 pitches, 52 strikes

  260. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Abe Almonte lead the Trenton bats. Here’s the box score.

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....x_eswaax_1

  261. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    The yankees win!!!

  262. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Youkilis 0-3, 3 strikeouts. Can go for the golden sombrero next inning. I guess he’s not emotionally or physically in the game!

  263. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Gb7,

    Tyler is a RF now, what position did he played last season?

  264. Mike_Boston April 17th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Trader, I saw them both and would not try to downplay Ibanez’s shot, believe me. The only guy they say hit further than his was Brannyon’s a few years ago with the M’s. Torii Hunter’s mouthed “wow” was priceless.

  265. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    austin played 1st, 3rd mostly but some right field.

  266. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Mike-

    Was Hamilton’s then, hit further? I only saw the replay on mlb.com

  267. rm April 17th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Good for Girardi getting Wade infor a clean inning to help him erase the memory of yesterday’s disaster

  268. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Did giradi just say “stewie” This is ridiculous.. SMH!!

  269. blake April 17th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ibanez’s was higher….I bet Hamilton’s went farther

  270. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Benny,

    Everyone’s name ends on ey thing for Girardi: Jetsey,Grandy,Gardy,Arody,Jonesy,Hughesy,CCy,Novy and so on.

  271. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ok, giradi just uttered the names “Phelpsy” and “Stewie”….LOL

  272. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    GB-

    Who is Cody Johnson, the Trenton catcher hitting .355?

  273. Mike_Boston April 17th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Trader,
    I never heard distance for Raul’s and haven’t yet for Hamilton’s. I don’t know how they project a ball, distance wise, into a deck but Hamilton’s looked to be over 450 feet (just from naked eye and 1 replay). Williams famous red seat is 502 feet back.

  274. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Youkilis 0-3, 3 strikeouts. Can go for the golden sombrero next inning. I guess he’s not emotionally or physically in the game!

    —————–

    You called it

  275. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ok, giradi just uttered the names “Phelpsy” and “Stewie”….LOL

    ————————-

    Smh please tell me he didn’t.

  276. Tar April 17th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    “Youkilis 0-3, 3 strikeouts. Can go for the golden sombrero next inning. I guess he’s not emotionally or physically in the game!”

    Pedroia was priceless. That’s not how “we” do things around here, Bobby will figure that out. HAHA

    The Elf had Youk’s calf…ahh I mean back. :D

  277. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ok, giradi just uttered the names “Phelpsy” and “Stewie”….LOL

    ————————-

    Smh please tell me he didn’t.
    =======

    i hate to break the news to you.

  278. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    What a joke this game is. Foul every time down the court.

  279. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Disgusting lol

  280. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The referees discussed it earlier to overturn the call and give possession to the Celtics. That ball went off that criminal Paul Pierce’s foot. But they aint gonna overturn this one.

  281. JM April 17th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    eboland11 The Red Sox don’t seem particularly inspired tonight.

  282. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    OMG 18-3 this is a pounding in the worst way possible

  283. Bret The Hitman April 17th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Teary,

    I sent you a response from Bretthehitman24@yahoo.com. Thank you for your help!

  284. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    At this pace they will be lucky to finish fourth in the division

  285. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    How much time do you give BobbyV, before he is fired?

  286. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Scranton lost, 4-2. Chase whitley is being stretched out as a long reliever, as are a lot of their young relief pitchers like Phil Wetherell in Charleston. here’s the final Scranton box score.

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....a_swbaaa_1

  287. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    That ball went off that criminal Paul Pierce’s foot.

    ———————–

    criminal?

  288. Rabbinoah April 17th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I was under the impression that this was a baseball blog. Why does it seem that people are whining about a basketball game?

    Chris Stewart had 3 RBIs tonight. If he can hit .240 or so and drive in some runs on occasion to supplement his excellent defense, I’ll miss Cervy a great deal less.

    A-Rod still needs to wake up.

  289. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, now 18-3. I guess it’s not just Youkilis whose not emotionally or physically in the game! :)

    Is that Valentine wearing a Brian Wilson black beard?

  290. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Luis-

    Evening.

    Until the ASB ?

  291. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Bryan Mitchell gets the start for Charleston tomorrow.

    No idea why Bichette was taken out for a pinch hitter in the 11th inning, until it was on a fielding play in the 10th inning..

    Here’s the final box score.

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....a_swbaaa_1

  292. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    *who’s*

  293. JM April 17th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    It may be getting late early in Boston. Although the season’s still young. If that makes any sense. LOL.

  294. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    MTU,

    How are you?….At this pace, who knows?….I was expecting them to be bad, but not this bad.

  295. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    GB-

    Trenton has a catcher, Cody Johnson hitting .355. Is he a possible future MLB catcher?

  296. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    GB,

    I think you linked the wrong game.

  297. m April 17th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Good to put the Twins back in their place. Okay, that was mean.

    But it would be great to get the next 2.

    Gardy and Jeter are making a nice 8-9/1 punch. Nice game for Chris Stewart.

    Melancon. Feel so sorry for him. Boston is just not s good fit. Being an ex-Yankee puts an even bigger target on his back and is playing with his head. Poor kid. Prolly wishes he was back in Houston.

  298. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Luis-

    Had a great day. Warm weather. ATV riding. A few brewski’s. And a Yankee win to cap it all off.

    Perfect.

    I’m not that surprised to be honest.

    I had them pegged for 4th if things broke bad and it looks like they are.

    How are you doing ?

    :)

  299. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Trader, Cody Johnson is a huge right field/DH. About 6’4″ and 235 pounds. Left handed bat, enormous power but, strikes out a ton. He was a 2006 1st round pick by Atlanta. yankees bought him for about $50,000 last year.

  300. Benny Blanco April 17th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Texas has some serious bats!!!!! DAMN!!!

  301. Rich in NJ April 17th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Good job, luis!!!!

  302. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    MTU,

    I am fine! Love your way of life man! I pegged for 4th too. But they might stay in the cellar, if they keep on playing like this. ;) Not that is bad, but i wanted them to put out a fight.

  303. Rich in NJ April 17th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    “Texas has some serious bats!!!!! DAMN!!!”

    Be thankful they didn’t sign Fielder.

  304. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Rich in NJ April 17th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Good job, luis!!!!

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

    Isn’t it funny!! It works every time out!….They are set on making us look real bad ;)

  305. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Here’s the correct Charleston Box score.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....x_augafx_1

  306. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    What’s the Rangers payroll?….Are they here to stay in the long run?

  307. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Luis-

    Here’s the link to the Charleston box score:

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....x_augafx_1

    GB-
    Thanks for the links and the info on Cody Johnson

  308. JM April 17th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Shortest outing of Lester’s career, according to Bob Lorenz.

    2 IP 8H 7R 7ER 4BB 2 SO 1 HR

  309. blake April 17th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    “Be thankful they didn’t sign Fielder.”

    seriously….

  310. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Casey Kelly down with shoulder inflammation. Must have came into camp fat and out of shape.

  311. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks Trader and GB7,

    Really appreciate the updates.

  312. JM April 17th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Not sure if this has been posted already but here’s an SI story about Bobby V and the Boston clubhouse:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....t=hp_wr_a3

  313. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Luis-

    Rangers 2012 opening day payroll close to 121M. Plenty of room to stay under the cap even if they resighn Hamilton.

    http://www.baseballprospectus......page_id=92

  314. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    Luis-

    Here’s the link to the Charleston box score:

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats…..x_augafx_1

    GB-
    Thanks for the links and the info on Cody Johnson

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

    No problem, Trader. No idea why Johnson gets so little outfield time. He’s not a terrible outfielder and has a strong, accurate arm and fairly decent speed.

  315. blake April 17th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    “What’s the Rangers payroll?….Are they here to stay in the long run?”

    cots has them at 121 for 2012….they’ll have to push it higher than that to keep the team together but they have the money with the new TV deal and a growing fanbase….they are very well ran and have a good farm system…and they have good ownership now with Ryan’s group…..yea I think they are here to stay for awhile as a top flight team…..and as of this moment I think they are probably the best team in baseball overall.

  316. blake April 17th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    night guys…good win tonight

  317. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Good night Blake.

    Pleasant dreams.

    :)

  318. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Boston couldn’t afford to sign Fielder and keep Otiz. The cost of the post game spread would bankrupt the team and clubhouse guys.

  319. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Good night Blake.

    Yup, i think they are going to be a pain in the neck for a while.

  320. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    You can look at the Rangers payroll obligations thru 2017. This should very well be a contending team in the West division, especially with the addition of the Astros next year.

  321. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    GB-

    KFC and 3.2 beer doesn’t cost all that much.

    ;)

  322. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Trader,

    They are going to be a nightmare. Good offense, pitching, very balanced team.

  323. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    MTU-

    Where have you been tonight? Lurking on the sidelines?

  324. JM April 17th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    MarcCarig CC says one tip from pitching coach Larry Rothschild helped him turn the game around.

  325. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    YT-

    I went ATV’ing today and drank too much beer afterwards so I was late to the party.

    I never do game threads anyway. Wrote that off a long time ago.

    Too many crazies show up.

  326. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Trader,

    MTU has a nag for banishing right before the game thread and magically reappearing after it. :))

  327. BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    GB7,

    I missed it – did you post a final line for Campos’ last game?

  328. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Luis-

    You can thank the Atlanta Braves and GM John Schuerholz for assisting the Rangers in their last two playoff runs and future success

    http://www.pegasusnews.com/new.....ta-braves/

  329. luis April 17th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    MTU,

    Things are a lot better than last season.

  330. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    MTU-

    Not many crazies tonight. In fact it was mild and very few posts, about as many posts that there were Legend seats occupied tonight in the quiet YS.

  331. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Luis-

    Maybe. But when things go bad it has a tendency to descend into the sewer quality.

    I don’t like hearing so many collective whines.

    Gives me a headache.

    It’s fine as long as they win.

  332. luis April 17th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Luis-

    You can thank the Atlanta Braves and GM John Schuerholz for assisting the Rangers in their last two playoff runs and future success

    http://www.pegasusnews.com/new…..ta-braves/

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

    Yeah, I remember. I looked at Teix numbers then, they said they were disappointing. I would love for Tex to produce those numbers for us. :(

  333. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    BD-

    If I remember correctly Campos pitched 7 innings and gave up one walk, no runs, and has a WHIP around 0.5

  334. Yankee Trader April 17th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Good night all.

    Will the RS rebound or play like they are not emotionally and physically in the game?

    Youkilis achieved golden sombrero status tonight!

  335. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    YT-

    Things tend to be good when the Yankees put on the right kind of show.

    It’s when they don’t that you have to watch out.

    Primal scream therapy ensues.

    Not interested in hearing lunatics go about their buisness.

    There’s already plenty of that to go around in our culture.

    Like the man from K-Pax said, I’m here for the fun (he said produce).

    ;)

  336. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Night YT.

    See ya’ in the morning briefly.

    Hike day tomorrrow and the next.

    Time to turn in real soon.

  337. luis April 17th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    MTU April 17th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Luis-

    Maybe. But when things go bad it has a tendency to descend into the sewer quality.

    I don’t like hearing so many collective whines.

    Gives me a headache.

    It’s fine as long as they win.

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

    Yup, unfortunately i don’t understand some fans. I mean i understand the complaining part, but some just show up for that, never when we win. It seems that they just like to complain.

  338. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Adios Luis.

    Hasta manana.

    Dulce Suenos.

    :)

  339. luis April 17th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Good night Trader, good night MTU…I am turning in early too.

    BD,

    I think Campos allowed a Hr yesterday, he had an off day. ;)

  340. luis April 17th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Igual MTU, que la pases muy bien manana!

  341. MTU April 17th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Luis-

    It’s a vent fest.

    Some revel in that.

    It’s not my bag and I don’t enjoy being around for it.

    C U tomorrow.

    Stay thirsty my friend.

    :)

  342. Your Worst Nightmare April 17th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Will the RS rebound or play like they are not emotionally and physically in the game?

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

    Probably rebound as soon as we roll into town like usual.

  343. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Tolowitzki is off to a bit of a rough start, especially on defense. .244, 1 homer. He has as many errors and he does RBI, 6. 2 in a game twice in less than a week.

  344. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Yes, criminal. The way he pisses and moans about everything and fakes injuries, he’s a criminal. He’s rapes the game of its integrity. Thus, rapist.

  345. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    ***Tulowitzki

  346. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I responded Hitman.

  347. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Nobody cares if u spell a guy’s name wrong. Oy vey!!!

  348. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    GB7,

    I missed it – did you post a final line for Campos’ last game?

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

    Yes, but, here it is again, Dave. HAL2000 says to pay attention.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....x_augafx_1

  349. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Tolowitzki is off to a bit of a rough start, especially on defense. .244, 1 homer. He has as many errors and he does RBI, 6. 2 in a game twice in less than a week.

    ———————————

    A number of guys are off to a slow start whether it’s position players or pitchers. I wonder if it’s just bad luck or not being in sync early in the season. I guess it depends on the player and where they are physically.

  350. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    versonine April 17th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Yes, criminal. The way he pisses and moans about everything and fakes injuries, he’s a criminal. He’s rapes the game of its integrity. Thus, rapist.

    —————–

    wow can’t believe that

  351. versonine April 17th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Have you never seen him on the court? He’s a murderer. He kills what little integrity the NBA has every time he steps on the court.

  352. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Tolowitzki is off to a bit of a rough start, especially on defense. .244, 1 homer. He has as many errors and he does RBI, 6. 2 in a game twice in less than a week.

    ———————————

    A number of guys are off to a slow start whether it’s position players or pitchers. I wonder if it’s just bad luck or not being in sync early in the season. I guess it depends on the player and where they are physically.

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

    I don’t know, but, getting 40-45 at bats in the spring or starting pitchers pitching less than 20 innings in ST couldn’t help. I remember when they get 65-70 at bats and starters would get 30-35 innings and the bullpenners almost 20. They used to schedule a lot of split roster games. Hardly see that any more. may 3 or 4 and those might be college or minor league games.

  353. BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    thanks GB

    kid is off to a good start

  354. BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    *** Texas Rangers ***

    highest scoring team in the majors

    lowest runs allowed in the majors

    I’m pretty sure that’s a good combo.

  355. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Tolowitzki is off to a bit of a rough start, especially on defense. .244, 1 homer. He has as many errors and he does RBI, 6. 2 in a game twice in less than a week.

    ———————————

    A number of guys are off to a slow start whether it’s position players or pitchers. I wonder if it’s just bad luck or not being in sync early in the season. I guess it depends on the player and where they are physically.

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

    I don’t know, but, getting 40-45 at bats in the spring or starting pitchers pitching less than 20 innings in ST couldn’t help. I remember when they get 65-70 at bats and starters would get 30-35 innings and the bullpenners almost 20. They used to schedule a lot of split roster games. Hardly see that any more. may 3 or 4 and those might be college or minor league games.

    —————————————————–

    Just like every other sport there seems to be less time given for preparation. We know the number for guys like Tulo and Cano will be there at the end but boy just tough to see sometimes because you know their trying hard to get out of a slump.

  356. Against All Odds April 17th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Good night everyone.

  357. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Marc Carig?@MarcCarigReply

    @TylerKepner: Melancon’s game tonight was the 1st in MLB history in which a P allowed at least 6 ER, including 3 HRs, w/o getting an out.

  358. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 17th, 2012 at 11:29 pm
    thanks GB

    kid is off to a good start

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

    He did have the 2 wild pitches, but, not sure just how wild they were…just that one was in the first and the other skimmed the top of the catcher’s mitt. Wish they would have given speeds, though. Can’t have everything, but, at least they got rid of last year’s announcer, Danny Reed.

  359. GreenBeret7 April 17th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    The young lefty for Colorado gets his first ML win…..in more than a year. #268 by Jamie Moyer.

  360. igotid88 April 17th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Was at the game. Gardner saved CC’s night. Glad he settled down. Could have been 3 straight bad starts.

  361. muwarriorsfan April 17th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    M’s TV announcers raving about Montero’s ability to block balls in the dirt.

  362. Wang IS Taiwan April 18th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Wow, poor Melacon.

  363. GreenBeret7 April 18th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    NY Highlanders uniform and cap for Boston.

    http://www.mlb.com/cutfour/art.....um=twitter

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