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Game 22: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Apr 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Curtis Granderson CF

3. Alex Rodriguez DH

4. Robinson Cano 2B

5. Mark Teixeira 1B

6. Raul Ibanez RF

7. Eric Chavez 3B

8. Russell Martin C

9. Eduardo Nunez LF

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Orioles lineup

1. Nolan Reimold LF

2. J.J. Hardy SS

3. Nick Markakis RF

4. Adam Jones CF

5. Matt Wieters C

6. Chris Davis 1B

7. Wilson Betemit 3B

8. Mark Reynolds DH

9. Robert Andino 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: a chilly 52, mostly cloudy

Umpires: Jerry Layne HP, Bob Davidson 1B, Hunter Wendelstedt 2B, Dan Bellino 3B

Jeter’s hit count: Derek Jeter leads the major leagues with a career-April-high 36 hits and is No. 1 in the AL at .396.

Grandy man’s home homers: Curtis Granderson has hit seven homers in the team’s first 10 home games, tying the franchise record held by A-Rod, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra.

Remembering April 30: On this date in 1923, the Yankees signed 19-year-old Lou Gehrig out of Columbia University. On this date in 1939, Gehrig played his 2,130th consecutive game. He benched himself for the next game, on May 2, and didn’t play again because of ALS.

Update, 7:12: Nunez makes a sliding-on-his-knees, flopping catch in left. At least he caught it. Makes two of the putouts in a 1-2-3 first.

Update, 7:28: Nunez makes a catch on a Chris Davis drive to the fence, sac fly, after Ibanez mistimed his leap at the fence on the previous play in right, making for a long single. 1-0, O’s.

Update, 7:37: Chavez now has three homers in 26 at-bats, two-run shot to the Yankees’ bullpen, 2-1 in the second.

Update, 7:48: Nunez has another adventure, but makes the catch practically sitting. So a 1-2-3 third for Kuroda.

Update, 8:13: Both teams have just two hits through four. Jason Hammel has been one of the reasons for the Orioles’ improvement, showed up at 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA.

Update, 8:24: Kuroda has allowed one run, three singles and one walk through five, his second straight good-looking outing, at least so far. It’s his first career start vs. Baltimore.

Update, 8:33: Hammel has allowed two runs and three hits through five. Jeter added to his best-ever hit count in April with No. 37, a single to right.

Update, 8:47: Ibanez kills a first-and-third, one-out threat with a double-play ball. 2-1, Yankees through six. Hard to believe Hammel came in with a 7.45 career ERA in 11 appearances vs. the Yankees.

Update, 8:51: Soriano and Logan warming up.

Update, 9:01: Kuroda escapes a big problem, second and third, one out. Russell Martin provided a big assist after Davis fanned on a splitter in the dirt and Martin threw him out at first. Then Martin nicely flipped to Kuroda covering at the plate on a ball that got away and Markakis was out trying to score. Matt Lindstrom is on for the seventh. David Robertson now warming.

Update, 9:08: Robertson on for the eighth.

Update, 9:17: Robertson strikes out the side, still hasn’t given up a run in 11 outings this season. Jim Johnson is on for Baltimore.

Update, 9:24: Rivera will come on to try to save it.

Update, 9:30: One out single for Hardy in Rivera’s 1,051st big-league appearance, now eighth all time.

Update, 9:31: 6-4-3 double play, Yankees win 2-1.

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430 Responses to “Game 22: Yankees vs. Orioles”

  1. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Go Kuroda-san! Go Yanks! Go Andy!!!

  2. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Nunez catch!

  3. syd_cash April 30th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Nuney in LF? That’s gonna be interesting

  4. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Atta boy, Eduardo!!!

  5. syd_cash April 30th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    nice catch!

  6. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Nunez catches again! Ibanez would have played that into a triple….no doubt about it

  7. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Yu vs Drabek and Helliickson vs Felix are two good matchups tonight besides the yanks game.

  8. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Man, I was shaky on the defensive alignment but now I feel much more comfortable with Nunez in the OF than Ibanez. Only took 2 plays to erase that doubt.

  9. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    He named his son after Josh Beckett?

    That’s sick.

  10. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    There is no doubt Ibanez not only wouldn’t have caught that ball….he most likely would have dove for it and missed it and it would have went to the wall.

  11. kd April 30th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    nunez may end up in the outfield for his career

  12. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    If anyone reading this is in the greater SF Bay Area and has a working Digitech PD800 I can borrow, please let me know ASAP.

    Thanks in advance.

  13. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Cano isn’t in the same league as Kemp.

  14. kd April 30th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    would love to help you out nick, but i’m not really sure what that is

    btw, the cal recruiting class is looking strong. finally a quarterback who’s got an arm

  15. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Fu, Mu

  16. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Cano can’t wait to get out of there

  17. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Come onnnnnnn

  18. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    That’s catchable

  19. syd_cash April 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    when are Swish and Gardy coming back?

  20. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you Brian Cashman for that terrific signing of Ibanez.

  21. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Ibanez looks like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest in the outfield.

  22. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Drop cano to 6th

  23. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    There you go. Now that is a catch.

  24. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Ibanez is truly awful.

  25. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Kuroda is not made for the AL East. Every ball is hit hard.

  26. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    are we ever going to be able to end the Ibanez defensive era….Its amazing to me

  27. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Gardy Thursday, hopefully. Swish not until at least next week.

  28. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Why can’t Nunie play left and right?

  29. tomingeorgia April 30th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Nunez looks like he can do the job.

  30. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    DFTT remember that

  31. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Knicks should be swept.
    Just stupid

  32. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Nunez the outfielder! How can Girardi sit there and continue to keep writing Ibanez down to play in the outfield…..when he has Jones sitting over there….it’s unreal….I don’t see how they don’t see how bad he is and want to avoid him playing out there.

  33. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I wish Nunez could play LF and RF.

  34. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    granted that wasn’t an easy play…..but still it was makable and Jones probably makes it and it’s 0-0 right now.

  35. Triple Short of a Cycle April 30th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Knicks should be swept.
    Just stupid

    ————————————-

    WHat is?

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    non-athlete
    athlete

    a tale of two outfielders.

    Nicky makes that play at the wall that Ibanez could not.

    Kuroda to Ibanez: “arigato gozaimasu”…not

  37. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    And the Nunez over Ibanez argument is proven in the first 1.5 innings of the first game Nunez plays in the OF.

    Everyone on the Nunez side can pat themselves on the back.

    Girardi gets another demerit.

  38. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Ibanez is actually doing ok at the plate….not great or anything but ok…..the problem is they really seem to think he can play defense…..

  39. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    What power!

  40. Benny Blanco April 30th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Tex hasn’t walked in 52 PA’s ?? yikes!!!

  41. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    A good outfielder, no, a real outfielder, makes that play.

    Now, hit a two-run homer to make up for it :D

  42. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    blake,

    some people only talk run prevention when it’s con-veeeen-ient!

  43. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Again, how can plain, old, everyday baseball fans know that Ibanez is a butcher in the OF, but the Yankee braintrust thinks he’s A OK?

    Something is terribly wrong with the Yankees talent evaluation.

  44. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    “Ibanez is actually doing ok at the plate….not great or anything but ok…..the problem is they really seem to think he can play defense…..”

    He has surpassed my expectations on offense a bit, but he’s as bad defensively as I feared, but the manager is willfully blind to it.

  45. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Arigato!

  46. igotid88 April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    He had it in his gloves right?

  47. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Chavey with the power stroke this year.

  48. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    dang if Chavez isn’t playing some good ball this year

  49. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Chavez!

  50. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    When you really need the long ball…

  51. syd_cash April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Chavy!!!!!!!!!

  52. igotid88 April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    That last post was supposed to be sent awhile ago

  53. Benny Blanco April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    chavy!!!!!

  54. igotid88 April 30th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Chavez!

  55. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Ibanez is actually doing ok at the plate….not great or anything but ok…..the problem is they really seem to think he can play defense…..

    He has a pretty good approach. He has taken his slow batspeed and allowed the ball to go to left instead of trying to bull stuff with the slow speed. Still don’t think he would be as useful as other choices, and his OBP sucks. He seems like he’d be a good player to pinch hit or use sparingly instead of his current, more prominent role.

  56. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei!

  57. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    “He has surpassed my expectations on offense a bit, but he’s as bad defensively as I feared, but the manager is willfully blind to it.”

    how? I don’t get it. Chavez is making a bid to play more….

  58. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Why is Darvish pitching from the stretch with no one on base

  59. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    “how? I don’t get it. ”

    Apparently, he only cares about defense by catcher. ;)

  60. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Chavez’s bat looks faster than I can remember at any time last year….he looks really good swinging the stick….the problem with playing him more though is he might get hurt.

  61. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Repeat after me: Catchers are on the team for defense, not for hitting. (Although with this one, both are questionable)

  62. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    “Why is Darvish pitching from the stretch with no one on base”

    he pitched the entire game against the Yankees from the stretch….apparently it’s working

  63. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    “how? I don’t get it. ”

    Apparently, he only cares about defense by catcher.
    ///

    Every time Martin grounds out, Girardi’s respect grows for him.

  64. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I used to always pitch from the stretch. The less moving parts the less that can go wrong.

  65. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Knicks had chance to play Chicago in the first round, but they purposely chose Miami heats.
    Lol. Now with rose is out, it’s hard not to say Knicks are not stupid.

  66. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Why is Darvish pitching from the stretch with no one on base

    Its a comfort thing, he is very in tune with his own delivery and changes it up / works from the windup/stretch as he feels comfortable.

  67. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    kuroda needs a shut down inning….and to keep the ball out of RF

  68. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the info JF

  69. comet April 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Blake it must be in the binder!

  70. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Darvish’s slider is nasty….it’s by far his best secondary pitch IMO

  71. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Martin just refuses to try to go to the opposite field. He’ll do it for a game or two but inevitably he’ll always revert to trying to pull everything, even outside pitches, which results in weak grounders like his last AB.

  72. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    lol, athleticism makes up for the read.

  73. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Nunez’s youth and athleticism is a great equalizer.

  74. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Lol

    Outfielders……

  75. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    comet,

    yea….the binder doesn’t allow righty vs righty in the lineup

  76. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Haha! That was sheer athleticism!

  77. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Nunez a bit of an adventure out there right now, but still, you have to like his range. He should improve his routes if he gets more reps.

  78. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I don’t care how Nunez catches it so long as he catches it

  79. blake April 30th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    nice!

  80. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I didn’t even realize he did that Blake.

  81. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Martin just refuses to try to go to the opposite field. He’ll do it for a game or two but inevitably he’ll always revert to trying to pull everything, even outside pitches, which results in weak grounders like his last AB.
    ///

    Really, Kevin, do you want our starting catcher to be thinking about his bat? That would be incredibly selfish. His focus is on Kuroda, not getting hits off Hammel.

  82. GreenBeret7 April 30th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Kuroda’s not exactly fooling anyone so far, and he caused his own problem by walking a hitter after having him 0-2 and then giving up a bullet to right.

  83. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Pru, lol, silly me. I think it’s the “Girardi effect”, the more Girardi likes Martin, the more Martin becomes a weak hitting catcher like Joe was.

  84. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Which has nothing to do with the fact that a real OF makes that play.

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    Pru, lol, silly me. I think it’s the “Girardi effect”, the more Girardi likes Martin, the more Martin becomes a weak hitting catcher like Joe was.
    ///

    :D
    :(
    :roll:
    :mad:

  86. Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Lol – Olivo has as many HRs now as guaranteed generational Montero – lol – and Olivo does the bulk of the catching – you know – defense – you know – an essential part of the game and being a baseball player. . . .

  87. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Troll on!

  88. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hey guys did you know one month makes a whole career?

  89. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Idiot.

  90. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Raul!

  91. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    nice pitch right there….

  92. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    Idiot.

  93. Triple Short of a Cycle April 30th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Too bad Darvish can’t pitch in America. 2.17 ERA is pathetic

  94. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    so Hughes is going to go back to just throwing fastballs and cutters?

    nice throw Russ

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Nice DJ.

  96. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Oh you fancy wax boys with your plus plus poetics and your falafel favoritism.

    What minor league broadcast will you watch next and then inform us of your “observations”?

    Ridiculous!

  97. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Blake, did he say cutters??? :mad:

  98. Triple Short of a Cycle April 30th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Knicks continue to get hammered with no foul calls. But I love calling Chandler for a T because he dunked the ball. Classic

  99. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    yf,

    no he said he was looking at tape and was going back to the way he pitched in 2009 out of the pen…..when he basically threw 4 seamers and cutters to my memory

  100. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGplQomdSl0

    Phil Hughes should be watching this video :x

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    LOL, Nick.

  102. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Rich, there’s a 20 dollar fee for using my posts :)

    Dinner, be back later.

  103. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Napoli wearing the “Yu is my homeboy” t-shirt whenever he catches Yu, lol.

  104. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Looks like Kevin’s dinner is on me!

  105. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Did he mean the pitches or just the approach of attacking the hitter?

    Was it Encarnacion that got hit the HR off Yu?

  106. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Hammel at 72 pitches through 4. Other then the one meatball to Chavez, he hasn’t looked bad. We need to get into their pen.

  107. mick April 30th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Andy com-Pettitte-ive.

  108. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Nice, Jeet.

  109. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    “Did he mean the pitches or just the approach of attacking the hitter?”

    not sure….hopefully the former….don’t think that approach will work though as a starter either

  110. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Kuroda clearly seems like a rhythm pitcher….you can get him early but if he finds a groove he’s pretty tough

  111. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Inge is an Oakland Athletic, for his fan(s) here.

    So far, he’s not helping much.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGplQomdSl0

    Phil Hughes should be watching this video
    ////

    Cool video. He had that same late break on it in the Trenton rehab. I was at both starts. Where’s that gone, PJ?

  113. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Felix’s change is ridiculous.

  114. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Jeter is really getting to those high pitches this year…

  115. Benny Blanco April 30th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    that video with hughes is night and day of what he looks like right now. Sad!

  116. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Kuroda had no run and sink earlier. Now he does and the ball is staying down. With this guy, Nova and CC, and adding Pettitte, we shouldn’t get out-pitched too often.

  117. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    LOL, that’s earlier incarnation Hughes, not the rehab game. Maybe the Cyclones bring out his good curve. Maybe he has to pitch near the ocean.

  118. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Michael Kay and John Sterling, two of a kind.

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Watching Kuroda pitch just makes me hungry for Yosenabe :(

  120. syd_cash April 30th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Kuroda! pitching like a champ

  121. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Sinker looking good.

  122. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Mmmm to yosenabe.

  123. Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Oh these fake Yankees fan boys – they ignore an Almonte raising his batting average up to .292 – and then disregard a Cito who hit with authority these last few days – oh where will you borrow from next – will you wait for pinstripes with that plus to tell you that Almonte of the Abraham is doing what he is doing and stealing his seventh base tonight – or will you have an original thought – will you say you went to Charleston when you just watched the game on milb.com – will you know the difference between a power change and whether it is a plus and write with haste before not knowing that plus stated it was a power change and not a plus for Ramirez last summer – - – - the poetics that you wax of your favorites – a select few that some publications tell you about – you make fun of the scouts – yet it is the scouts that find the players that you turn into special snowflakes – and then you pull “My house” references out of the air and make a judgment that J.R. Murphy cannot catch based on an old publication and alleged game you saw last year. You call your fav prospects such as “Your boy DJ” did this last night – speaking a secret code that only the elitist in-crowd – the special crowd knows – yet did you ever watch DJ – your boy – at Clemson?

  124. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I take it you’ve now descended into self parody?

  125. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Jose Ramirez:

    Organization Best Tools [-]
    Rated Best Changeup in the New York Yankees system after the 2010 season
    League Best Tools [-]
    Rated Best Changeup in the South Atlantic League in 2010

  126. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Whatever it is…. it’s getting funnier.

  127. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Mark Teixiera has never had a successful bunt in his entire career.

    Cano with terrible base running just got lucky.

  128. Benny Blanco April 30th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    thanks for swinging at the first pitch Raul

  129. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Nice Job Ibanez gidp first pitch, gotta love it. Cano was an inch away from another first pitch out as well. This offense is the most frustrating they’ve been in 20 years.

  130. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    “yet did you ever watch DJ – your boy – at Clemson?”

    I did….now go take your meds

  131. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    the two seamer is two seaming now

  132. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    lmao look at this guy who didn’t watch jesus montero as an embryo

  133. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Girardi should get someone up just incase…

  134. Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Wax the poetics some more – 22% K rate and 2.5% walk rate for generational guaranteed. . . . .to date. . . . .

  135. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    One hit here chases Kuroda. That WP is a killer

  136. Bret The Hitman April 30th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    So glad Jesus Montero is looking pedestrian. Generational hitter my foot. And Hughes has ace potential.

  137. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t think the offense needs help doesn’t watch the games.

  138. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Bret,

    How would you know? :D

  139. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Remember Willie Mays ;)

  140. blake April 30th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    great pitch

  141. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    “Anyone who doesn’t think the offense needs help doesn’t watch the games.”

    Watching the games is over-rated, let’s take you as an example.

  142. Bret The Hitman April 30th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Prufrock,

    You should be relieved. You can cool it on the blow jobs now, catch a breather. Watch the Yankees.

  143. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Darvish 8 k’s through 6 with a 6:1 GO/AO ratio. Yu~

  144. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Why is Ibanez playing everyday? He can’t play the field competently, run, or hit. His homeruns mask the fact that he is a sub-.250 BA, sub-.300 OBP waste. He should’ve had that ball at the wall.

    The Yanks should release Ibanez and call up Dewayne Wise who’s been tearing it up in AAA or Melky Mesa from AA (Cashman mentioned him as a possible callup.) Can either be any worse than Ibanez? Either would be less of a power threat than Ibanez, but would be an upgrade defensively and speed-wise, and might be better hitting-wise. All Ibanez really has going for him is his homeruns, so if he runs out of them, what good is he?

  145. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Great play by Kuroda

  146. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Nice recovery.

  147. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    That’s one way to get out of it….great job by Martin

  148. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    That was a good play.

  149. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hope Kuroda is OK after the collision.

  150. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Yes! Domo arigato!!!!!

  151. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Glad Kuroda didn’t get hurt there….kinda dangerous

  152. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Does it hurt when you wax your poetics?

  153. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Now Robertson and MO. I wouldn’t push it with Kuroda only up one run. He was awesome tonight though.

  154. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Bret,

    Keep on a-trollin’. You’re a step above SB, that’s about it, though.

  155. Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    The poetics of that top of the 7th – beautiful job by Martin – a catcher – a player who plays defense – working his pitcher through a tough situation – just a nice job – proving yet again – pitching and defense – that is the core – the core yes – with timely hitting added on – the fake fan boys will have revisionist history on their side – but no – it was not until 2000 that Posada assumed full control – yes full control of behind the plate and 2000 was the weakest of the dynasty years – it would not be until 2009 until the Yankees would win again with an offensive mind catcher – again – a nice job by Martin there – something Puget Sound would have difficulty with -

  156. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Martin made a great throw.

  157. Pat M. April 30th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    In another year or so the LoHud will be like one of those Arizona ghost towns. Sad

  158. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    KURODA!!!…

    Good evening guys…Just a quick pass because is really late up here…So much for Kuroda being unable to pitch in the AL East huh?….Bret, leave the Son alone, he will be special whether you like it or not.

  159. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Why is Martin always swinging for a homerun? Cashman is out of his mind if he gives him a big contract.

  160. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Nunez will catch up to his FB

  161. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Attaboy, Russell. If your average gets any lower, you’ll be eligible for the Binder Joe Hall of Fame.

  162. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    “something Puget Sound would have difficulty with”

    Puget Sound? Never heard of him. Is he on the 40-man?

  163. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    but no – it was not until 2000 that Posada assumed full control – yes full control of behind the plate and 2000 was the weakest of the dynasty years

    BZZT wrong, Posada caught 111 games in 1998 the BEST of the Dynasty years. 99 he got 112.

    Wax off.

  164. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    That’s just a beautiful jump by a good CF

  165. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Luis – Kuroda’s pitching well, but I’m not sure Baltimore qualifies as the AL East, except as a technicality.

  166. Nilsson April 30th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Martin is pulling his head before the pitch even arrives.

    A lot of deep outs in center.

  167. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Sterling thinks they are going to put Jones in LF for defense and leave Ibanez in??????????/

  168. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    This is the right move. Go to DROB and take no chances.

  169. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Russell Mendoza.

  170. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Sterling thinks Suzyn W. is a babe.

  171. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Luis, the Son tried to go opposite on an outside pitch off Hellboy. Good plan; it will come. And Hellboy is predictably defying the BABIP contingent.

    Man, did they say Longo got pulled, saw that live and was concerned for him.

    Nice job, Hiro! Go DRob!

  172. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    Sterling thinks they are going to put Jones in LF for defense and leave Ibanez in??????????/

    ———

    Girardi feels that Ibanez is more of an established Outfielder than Nunez. Makes a little sense.

  173. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Niblick,

    He just pitched an 2 run game against the best offense in the AL, and he is doing a pretty good job so far in this one. The O’s have a very good offense as well, but feel free to doubt him if you like

  174. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    “Girardi feels that Ibanez is more of an established Outfielder than Nunez. Makes a little sense”

    He’s past his sell by date though.

  175. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Should have left Kuroda in.

  176. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Luis – I don’t doubt Kuroda at all. I just don’t think Baltimore is AL East, notwithstanding their fast start this year. They’ll be crap by September.

  177. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Great outing by Kuroda….that’s two solid starts in a row….really good (and the Yanks needed it)….to see.

  178. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    The whiiiiiiffffff

  179. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Hi YF,

    I just got in…I have the split screen on my laptop, but i haven’t seen a single at bat from him…He will be fine IMO. It’s 2 am, so i am going to turn in five minutes, a have a long day ahead.

  180. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    “Should have left Kuroda in”

    Naw. One run game. Joe made the right call, DRob & Mo.

  181. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Did he say that Ibanez is more established or more embalmed?

  182. jmv April 30th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    MLB’s Gameday is going to change his “nasty factor” for “D-Rob factor”

  183. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    The Yanks really need another real outfielder on this team. Too bad Maxwell isn’t in AAA. They can’t keep putting Ubanez in RF for another week.

  184. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Kemp already hit another homer….that’s 13….dude is unreal….this is Barry Bonds on steroids type stuff he’s doing

  185. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Niblick,

    On that we agree :) I just think the Sux are worse!

  186. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    94 mph cutter with his extension….no chance

  187. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    The whhhiiiiiiifffff.

  188. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Luis!

    Kuroda gives us three No. 2s once Andy comes back. We’re in great shape on the mound.

  189. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I expect Hiroki to pitch well. His stuff and peripherals translate.

    Atta boy, DRob, even Michael Kay can’t jinx you.

  190. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Robertson is unreal

  191. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    That is why you don’t mess around. You go to DROB every time in this situation. Guy is a BEAST!

  192. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Beast.

  193. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    lol….wow

  194. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    K! DRobber!

  195. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    drob is SICK!

  196. Benny Blanco April 30th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    what more do you need to say about drob????

  197. jmv April 30th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Kuroda’s been pitching well for a bizillion years. Don’t AL East me. He’s good enough to adjust

  198. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    How I view the offense currently* tho aside from Cano I don’t see them getting much better.

    NAME | GENERAL HITTING DESC | THIS YEAR PERFORMANCE
    Jeter: Solid hitter a little impatient at times career above average BA | above average
    Granderson: Well aware of the short porch and strikes out too much. below avg BA. | average ALL
    Cano: Very impatient hitter, dangerous like young Vad Guerrero above avg BA | below avg ALL
    Arod: HOF type numbers pre-PED ban, avg BA post-ban in decline for 3 yrs. | below avg ALL
    Tex: Pre-Yankees above avg and power | with NYY below avg with above avg power | below-avg ALL
    Swisher: NYY below avg BA +power | career below avg | below avg BA | above avg
    Martin: Below avg everything offensively | career below avg | below avg
    Garder: Above avg BA below avg power | career above avg BA | above avg
    Ibanez: Below avg +power | career below avg | below avg ALL

    Let’s break it down even further

    NAME – SCORE 1 – 10 (10 being best)
    Jeter – 9
    Curtis – 6
    Cano – 3
    Arod – 4
    Tex – 4
    Swisher – 8
    Martin – 1
    Garder – 8
    Ibanez – 5

    out of a possible 90 we score a 48 that is an F in my book. Face it this offense is a joke. Theya re terrible. I can’t wait until we have all rookies at all positions accept for Jeter, Gardner, Cano & Grandy the rest of this team can just retire for all I care.

    the cup half full perspective..

    If we can just get rid of Tex, Martin and Arod this team would be much better and entirely more flexible. Just imagine if we had Montero as our C, Pujols as our 1B and Cabrera as 3B. If this team had a better GM that would’ve been entirely possible. Even without Pujols we could be much better.

    BTW, Yanks had the chance to trade Marlins for Miggy Cabrera and D-train pre-Tex but passed on it because of overpaid and underperforming players with NTC’s locking up positions.

  199. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Robertson has kept his K rate the same as last year (a sterling 13.5) but cut his walk rate in half so far. If he has turned that corner he is one of the top 5? relievers in baseball.

  200. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Hi JAP!!,

    Yup….That’s not the problem going forward…i like Phelps and Mitchell up with the team as well.

  201. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Boston playing better…they’ve been killing the ball since the series with the Yanks

  202. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Is Dickerson still on the DL?

  203. TheBigOut April 30th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Jeter, Mo, David Robertson and Gardner are my favorite Yankees.. no doubt about it.

    Drob is masterful, he really is.

  204. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    jmv, yep.

  205. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    . Don’t AL East me.

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

    I like this!!

  206. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    insurance would be nice

  207. blackaccord April 30th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    i thought the only one who was a sure thing was Mariano… D-rob is really making that thought wrong..

  208. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    It would be nice to get an insurance run here

  209. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    The Captain under 400…He is done ;)

  210. jmv April 30th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hi, YF! Hi Luis! Hi JAP! Hi everyone! Just catching up…

  211. rm April 30th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    The Yanks really need another real outfielder on this team. Too bad Maxwell isn’t in AAA. They can’t keep putting Ubanez in RF for another week.

    Captain: Maxwell in AAA was never a possibility he was out of options. The only real choice was the MLB roster in place of Andruw or hope he could clear waivers. Which didn’t happen. At least they were able to save Dickerson. Unfortunate timing that he is on the DL right now

  212. Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Oh the poetics of a David Robertson – a homegrown pitcher – yet the Yankees cannot develop their own pitching – interesting – interesting. . . . .

    On the table this week is the very debate of whether the Yankees can develop their own pitching – for Robertson, Hughes, Nova, and Phelps will all pitch this week one way or another. . . . the very opinion that the Yankees cannot develop their own pitching will be at issue – and if all four succeed – it will be a mighty blow to the negative posters on this board who rage against the Yankees development, the trade of Montero, the conspiracy of Girardi to get rid of Montero out of jealousy, the incompetence of Cashman, the idea that Hal and company do not want to spend anymore and will run the Yankees into the ground, the notion that hitting is more important than pitching, defense, and timely hitting, the notion that young hitters are no longer available and that you cannot win with a balanced lineup and pitching and defense. . . . . critical week – for if all four succeed – this blog that is home to some of these fake fan boys and their notions that Montero calls YS “My house” – they will have been proven wrong. . . . .

  213. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    “If he has turned that corner he is one of the top 5? relievers in baseball.”

    who is better right now when you count last year as well?

  214. TheBigOut April 30th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    HH:

    NAME – SCORE 1 – 10 (10 being best)
    Jeter – 9
    Curtis – 6
    Cano – 3
    Arod – 4
    Tex – 4
    Swisher – 8
    Martin – 1
    Garder – 8
    Ibanez – 5

    —————————————–

    that’s what they are now, I think that’s a fair assessment, but we will get better. Here’s my list a month from now.

    NAME – SCORE 1 – 10 (10 being best)
    Jeter – 9
    Curtis – 7
    Cano – 8
    Arod – 7
    Tex – 6
    Swisher – 6
    Martin – 3
    Garder – 8
    Ibanez – 6

    It’s just really Martin & Tex that I don’t have faith in, maybe Arod too since he is a known head case and to be hot&cold. The rest i am not worried about. I don’t necessarily disagree with your current analysis, although we will come around.

  215. jmv April 30th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    “Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    Robertson has kept his K rate the same as last year (a sterling 13.5) but cut his walk rate in half so far. If he has turned that corner he is one of the top 5? relievers in baseball.”

    Can anybody explain me again why D-Rob can’t be a closer?

  216. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    You can argue that Robertson is now the best reliever in MLB.

  217. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    Hi JAP!!,

    Yup….That’s not the problem going forward…i like Phelps and Mitchell up with the team as well.
    ///

    Hear, hear. Phelps with the well deserved start on Thursday.

  218. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    “You can argue that Robertson is now the best reliever in MLB.”

    not sure who would be better

  219. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh the poetics of a David Robertson – a homegrown pitcher – yet the Yankees cannot develop their own pitching – interesting – interesting. . . . .

    No one ever said they can’t develop relievers.

  220. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Yay, Girardi, he’s smarter than Sterling.

  221. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    lets go Mo!

  222. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hey Lohud has to be happy with that. Nunez plays instead of Ibanez

  223. -Matt- April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I would be comfortable with Robertson closing. I almost thought that they should wait on Mariano right now.

  224. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Dos mas, Mo!!!

  225. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Another broken bat, one down

  226. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    “Hey Lohud has to be happy with that. Nunez plays instead of Ibanez”

    sanity prevails

  227. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Has anyone ever sawed off bats the way Mo does?

  228. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    “Interestingly, the kept Nunez in left”

    How long is Michael Kay doing baseball games??

    Did he imagine a better defensive OF would be Jones and Ibanez book-ending Curtis?

  229. -Matt- April 30th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Something that I think people overlook about Robertson, with how good he is, is that he’s more like Mariano than you may think. Dead consistent, great location, nice cutter (obviously not the same), and he’s ALWAYS cool. He doesn’t get too amped and throw everything out of wack.

  230. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I still want Mo closing….but certainly enjoy Robertson being the best set up man out there.

  231. Jerkface April 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Aroldis Chapman is leading the league in reliever WAR this year, he is having a legitimately better year than Robertson, but they are close. D-Rob is tied for second.

    If you look at last year Kimbrel, Papelbon, and Sean Marshall had better years by WAR.

    So I think you can argue that Robertson, between last year and this year is the best or one of the top 3 best relievers in baseball.

  232. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Kay- master of the jinx.

  233. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Mark Tex is the worst player on this team and arguably as bad as the Giambi contract. His head is not capable of the NY environment.

    Aside from that, this offense can put you to sleep, it has for the last 3 years. Sad thing is we have only another 5 years before we can do anything about it. One day will have a young hungry and fiery team.. not a team that wins the world series and doesn’t even show excitement about it.

  234. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    “Has anyone ever sawed off bats the way Mo does?”

    nope

  235. UnKnown April 30th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Do not want to face Weiters this inning

  236. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    LOL

    dp

  237. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    We Win

  238. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Nice play by Jeter

  239. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    “Mark Tex is the worst player on this team”

    #hyperbole

  240. TheStraw April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Nice DP.

  241. TheBigOut April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    You can argue that Robertson is now the best reliever in MLB.

    I’d say so, who else better than to replace Mo when he retires ? The kid is outstanding and if he keeps this up, he’ll have another 10-14 years as the closer on this team. shoot, he may even pass Mariano one day in saves !

  242. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Matt,

    He would be a worthy heir to Mo, as long as we as fans don’t pretend him to be like him…They just broke the mold when he was born.

    DP THE YANKEES WIN!!

  243. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Great turn! awesome to win a game like this with good pitching for once….they didn’t hit but you gotta win all kinds of ways

  244. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    DP &… theeeeeee Yankees WIN!

  245. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    It’s pretty funny that Ibanez was the one taken out for defense and not Nunez.

  246. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    “Mark Tex is the worst player on this team”

    #hyperbole

    000000000000000000000-

    I guess if you compare him to Martin. But he sucks and is not even close to what he was expected to be.

  247. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Waldman asks questions in a very throaty/gravelly excited, paroxysm-like voice.

  248. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    2 mins away, Knicks will be down 0-2.
    It’s hard to find such stupid coach and front office combo

    LOL, please sweep them.

  249. Locke April 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Great game. Couldn’t have asked for more. Glad we were able to get Kuroda a win – he looked fantastic. Thats two great starts in a row.

  250. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    “I guess if you compare him to Martin. But he sucks and is not even close to what he was expected to be.”

    His contract sucks. He appears to be in decline v. RHP. But offense/defense he is still an above average player.

  251. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Darvish dominating again tonight.

    Sure glad the Yanks didn’t bother with him.

  252. luis April 30th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    GN guys!!

  253. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    good one going in Tampa

  254. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Plus plus.

  255. igotid88 April 30th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    some good pitching tonight

  256. Locke April 30th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Captain Clutch April 30th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    It’s pretty funny that Ibanez was the one taken out for defense and not Nunez.

    ————

    I thought that was pretty funny too. Maybe Nunez will be able to backup in the OF until he finds a permanent spot.

  257. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Of course DRob can close. Starting the 9th clean would be easier than what he does now, sometimes coming in to very difficult situations created by other pitchers.

  258. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Great turn! awesome to win a game like this with good pitching for once….they didn’t hit but you gotta win all kinds of ways

    ————–

    I’ll agree. But our offense still sucks. Texas is down 7 to 4 Darvish was on the mound. only the yankees offense .. only the so called billion dollar NYY. I’d take Michael Young over Mark Failxiera any day.

  259. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Kuroda got the ERA down below 4 with that start (3.69)….he’s settling in to the way everyone thought he’d pitch….just solid…when he gets in a groove he’s tough and the Yanks really needed him to step up

  260. JobaTipsHisCap April 30th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    People will figure out Darvish soon. He will not be a big deal after all.

    just wait.

  261. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Isn’t it so grande that Cashman traded away Jesus Montero and we are left with Russel WAY overated defense catcher with a staggering .087 Batting average ? WHAT A FRIGGIN JOKE!

  262. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Waldman asks questions in a very throaty/gravelly excited, paroxysm-like voice.
    ///

    That’s well said, Rich. I agree.

  263. mick April 30th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Joe waxing poetics about Russell saving the game.

  264. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    All I have to say is THANK GOD Russel Martin did not accept the 3 year deal Cashman offered him.. THANK GOD !!

    Another bonehead move by Cashman. Imagine Martin for 3 more years ? Wow. Thank you Jesus!

  265. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    another episode of death by Boston’s bullpen may be brewing

  266. mick April 30th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Nancy Newman looks good in her see through blouse.

  267. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    the Mariners are dumb…trying to squeeze with a guy on third and 1 out….dumb

  268. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN, the Yankees have been in talks with Russell for a contract of three years and $22 million, but Martin wants more.

    all I have to say to Russell is LOL boy are you dumb!

  269. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Blake – wasn’t the bullpen, it was Buchholz.

  270. bruceb April 30th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Just how old is Nancy? Seems to have been around for ages. Looking good girl!

  271. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    the Mariners are dumb…trying to squeeze with a guy on third and 1 out….dumb

    ________________________________

    Maybe. Should have run the suicide squeeze not the safety squeeze. Still Molina never tagged the runner. Bad call by the home plate ump.

  272. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “wasn’t the bullpen, it was Buchholz.”

    bases loaded with Padilla in was certainly looking favorable…..but the A’s are terrible.

  273. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Martin will hit .230 again and Girardi will insist on signing him for at least 3/36.

  274. blake April 30th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    uh oh….Olivo hurt….Montero gonna have to catch

  275. mick April 30th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    you can not get Nancy’s age on line.

  276. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Olivo is being carted off the field, may be put down shortly.

    DH Montero takes over behind the plate.

  277. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Yep. M’s lose the DH.

  278. Locke April 30th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Looks like Miguel Olivo just pulled a groin. They are helping him walk off the field right now. Here comes Montero.

  279. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Jack-

    If the Yankees ever gave Martin a contract like that I think they are simply out of their gords.

    No way he’s worth that IMO and that’s even if he has a good year.

    ;)

  280. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Not good for Olivo, but nice opportunity for The Jesus to get some reps back there.

  281. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Andy on YES

  282. muwarriorsfan April 30th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Kemp hits his 12th HR, while Cano continues to stink it up.

    Gotta laugh at anyone who thought Cano was in the same league as Kemp.

  283. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    You know it doesn’t matter what he hits, it’s all about the D!

    But maybe you are right, maybe they’ll just let Martin go and go with Stewart as the primary C, and really test that theory.

  284. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    M’s have Jaso on the roster, but used him as a PH in top of 9th.

  285. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Stewart takes better swings that Martin.

  286. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    We will overpay to keep Martin. I have said it before and I am saying it again. We love Martin.

  287. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Hebrew Hammer is the poster formerly known as Lost, FYI.

  288. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Jack-

    For that money they might be able to get the other Montero, or Napoli.

    Both better options IMO.

  289. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    No other catcher alive makes that play…

  290. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Hiroki loves Russell.

  291. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Oh the poetics of a David Robertson – a homegrown pitcher – yet the Yankees cannot develop their own pitching –interesting – interesting. . . . .

    On the table this week is the very debate of whether the Yankees can develop their own pitching – for Robertson, Hughes, Nova, and Phelps will all pitch this week one way or another. . . . the very opinion that the Yankees cannot develop their own pitching will be at issue – and ifall four succeed – it will be a mighty blow to the negative posters on this board who rage against the Yankees development, the trade of Montero, the conspiracy of Girardi to get rid of Montero out of jealousy, the incompetence of Cashman, the idea that Hal and company do not want to spend anymore and will run the Yankees into the ground, the notion that hitting is more important than pitching, defense, and timely hitting, the notion that young hitters are no longer available and that you cannot win with a balanced lineup and pitching and defense. . . . . critical week – for if all four succeed – this blog that is home to some of these fake fan boys and their notions that Montero calls YS “My house” –they will have been proven wrong. .

    ————–

    Smh don’t know how one person can be so off base

  292. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hiroki trusts Russell.

  293. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    ” Russell , Russell, Russell, ” Hiroki.

  294. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Hiroki waxing poetics over Russell.

  295. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Hiroki and Martin go back to their Dodger days. They’ve got a nice level of comfort.

  296. jacksquat April 30th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    MTU April 30th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Jack-

    For that money they might be able to get the other Montero, or Napoli.

    Both better options IMO.

    You are preaching to the choir. Tell it to Girardi. :)

  297. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Does Joe’s waxing over Russell = a fan boy elitist response?

  298. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Nancy Newman just said “Sux now up 8-1″ I swear she said “Sux”. LOL!

  299. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Jack-

    Cashman will make that decision not GI Joe.

    I don’t think he spend that much.

    We’ll see.

  300. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Hebrew Hammer is the poster formerly known as Lost.

    Wasn’t P the son of lost?

  301. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    MTU April 30th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Jack-

    For that money they might be able to get the other Montero, or Napoli.

    Both better options IMO.
    _____
    You are no doubt joking. Napoli was -24 in runs saved. Not going to be a Yankee. The fake Montero is more of a possibility.

  302. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Nancy Newman just said “Sux now up 8-1? I swear she said “Sux”. LOL!
    _____
    Nancy channeling her inner Trisha. :)

  303. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    YF-

    I like a little hitting to go with my defense.

    OK so not Napoli the other guy.

    Still waiting for Martin to pass the Mendoza line.

  304. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    We can trade Girardi for a manager to be named later.

  305. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Start of his career tmw night for Hughes.
    He’s not fooling anyone and he can’t overpower anyone.
    Bad combo.

  306. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Tar April 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Hebrew Hammer is the poster formerly known as Lost.

    Wasn’t P the son of lost?

    ——–

    Yes

  307. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Wasn’t P the son of lost?
    ===============
    He was the son of Tino.

  308. blake April 30th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    “Hebrew Hammer is the poster formerly known as Lost, FYI.”

    really…how you know?

  309. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Face it, we’re stuck with him and the Rappeller for the forsee-able future.

  310. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    “Yes”

    I stopped reading HH posts, but it seems like more of the childish rants that I remember from P.

  311. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    amare punches a wall and cuts hand ala kevin brown

  312. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    blake April 30th, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    “Hebrew Hammer is the poster formerly known as Lost, FYI.”

    really…how you know?

    ——-

    Lost’s twitter and Hebrew Hammer’s posts here mirror each other.

  313. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    amare punches a wall and cuts hand ala kevin brown

    ——

    Punched through glass fire extinguisher casing. So much irony here considering his effort on the boards tonight.

  314. blake April 30th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Bucholtz’s ERA (8.69) is officially higher than Hughes’s (7.88)

  315. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    amare punches a wall and cuts hand ala kevin brown

    —————–

    nice :(

  316. blake April 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    “Lost’s twitter and Hebrew Hammer’s posts here mirror each other.”

    hmm…does seem more like P though.

  317. mick April 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    good move by amare as it will help knicks in game 3 without him and melo at the 4.

  318. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Wilhelmsen Looks like a nice pitcher for the M’s. That was a nasty CB to K Johnson.

  319. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Now we’re talking!

    Catch this!

  320. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Homer, Montero. Mariners take 2-1 lead.

  321. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    :)

  322. Locke April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    11th Inning opposite field HR for Montero.

  323. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Montero goes yard at the Trop in top of 11th.

  324. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    MON-TERR-OR!!!

  325. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    A Bomb for Jesus!!

  326. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Jesus likes to hit once he’s behind the plate :D

  327. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    YF-

    I like a little hitting to go with my defense.

    OK so not Napoli the other guy.

    Still waiting for Martin to pass the Mendoza line.
    _____
    MTU, so do I, a lot of hitting, but doubt we sign Napoli.

  328. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    :D
    ////

    :D

  329. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    blake April 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    “Lost’s twitter and Hebrew Hammer’s posts here mirror each other.”

    hmm…does seem more like P though.

    ——

    Possible if P took over Lost’s twitter.

  330. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Pruf, yep much better numbers this year when he is catching.

  331. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    “Lost’s twitter and Hebrew Hammer’s posts here mirror each other.”

    Making the kid is plus-plussing his dad’s poetics?

  332. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I’ll leave it to Nick to make the Amare jokes here with lots of material to work with.

  333. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    “Wilhelmsen Looks like a nice pitcher for the M’s. That was a nasty CB to K Johnson.”

    ~

    He be “The Bartender”…

    http://tinyurl.com/426zckk

  334. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    2012 HR:

    Montero: 4

    Pujols: 0

    ;)

  335. blake April 30th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    opo bomb for Montero….

  336. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Rosy, Wedgie better hope this holds. He is out of bench bats. He would have to send Vargas up to hit.

  337. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    2012 HR:

    Montero: 4

    Pujols: 0

    ;)

    ——————————–

    So Cash was wrong when he said Pujols bat was Montero like ;)

  338. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    2012 HR:

    Montero: 4

    Pujols: 0

    Girardi: 0 errors

  339. yankee 221 April 30th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Screw you Cashman – can’t say that enough.

  340. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    yankeefeminista April 30th, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    Pruf, yep much better numbers this year when he is catching.
    ///

    Rosy,

    Montero has noticeably altered his batting stance. Any idea if that’s just him tinkering with it, or did they want him to make that adjustment? He’s less front foot heavy, keeping the foot stationary and a little less closed. Thanks for any info you might have :D.

    Tampa with the tying run at 3rd.

  341. LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Btw

    K
    U
    R
    O
    D
    A

  342. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Sorry, Yankeefem….yes, much like Jorge Posada, his mentor ;).

  343. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    “Screw you Cashman – can’t say that enough.”

    Meanwell, is that you?

  344. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Have not been paying attention to this Amare situation, but the simplest explanation is that he’s a big Nick Lowe fan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  345. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Rut Ro.

  346. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Sammie ~

    Well, Vargas IS a career .250 hitter (compared to some of the M’s current batters, that ain’t bad) ;)

    ~~~

    ugh.

  347. Tar April 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    “He be “The Bartender”…”

    That’s a nice story rosy… Thanks for the link.

    One more out M’s.

  348. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Amare injured his back last season doing so some stupid dunk in warmups v. the Celtics in the playoffs. Now, he punches a wall and hurts his hand?

    They should try to void his contract.

  349. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    LGY April 30th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Btw

    K
    U
    R
    O
    D
    A
    ///

    Hear, hear.

  350. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    J Al ~

    I haven’t heard about any tinkering … I keep my ears open.

  351. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Odds,
    LOL

  352. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Rosy,yes, I’d like to see JV get his hacks.

  353. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Rosy,

    Thanks. Night and day difference. He’s been known to fool around with it a lot. Maybe he’s just experimenting.

  354. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    yankee 221 April 30th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Screw you Cashman – can’t say that enough.
    ///

    :(

    :mad:

  355. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That homer is his first oppo since ST.

    The others went to CF.

  356. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    The Yanks should let Russell Martin go after this season and go with Chris Stewart as the starting catcher to start 2013 if Martin wants more than three years and $22M. Maybe Stewart hits and if he does (to me .240-.255), it’s a bonus because he is a solid defensive catcher. He could share catching duties with Cervelli, Romine, or a cheap one year deal solid defensive veteran catcher – perhaps a re-signed Jose Molina? We’d lose Martin’s power but so what when we’d have plenty of power in Granderson, Teixiera, Rodriguez, Cano, Swisher if he was re-signed, and Jones if he was re-signed.

  357. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Tonight Montero almost wins a game and tomorrow Pineda gets surgery.

    Something is wrong with that picture.

    :(

  358. Melk Man April 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    MarcCarig “I have complete trust in Russell.” – Hiroki Kuroda

    MarcCarig “I was really lucky with many of the pitches that I threw. I had great defense behind me. And also Rusell.” – Hiroi Kuroda

    ————–

    This is why we need a defensive catcher, what are the chances our pitchers would be saying things like this about Montero?

    It’s also not feasible to give the DH spot to a 20 yr old kid – that is a poor way to utilize the DH resource.

    He’s got a nice little bat, but there was no room for him and we needed a #2 starter

  359. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    “Tonight Montero almost wins a game and tomorrow Pineda gets surgery.

    Something is wrong with that picture.”

    That the person who is responsible for each being with their current teams is the still employed by the Yankees?

  360. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    Tonight Montero almost wins a game and tomorrow Pineda gets surgery.

    Something is wrong with that picture.
    :(
    ///

    :mad:

    “Someone has blundered”.

  361. Giuseppe Franco April 30th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    They got a #2 starter that infamous night on Friday the 13th and his name is Kuroda.

  362. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    We now have THREE No. 2s. Nova/Kuroda/Pettitte.

  363. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    “He’s got a nice little bat, but there was no room for him and we needed a #2 starter”

    Mike F?

  364. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Well, I’m still going to enjoy watching him. Hope he rakes for six years and re-signs with the pinstripes, where he belongs.

  365. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    My case for Chris Stewart to be the Yankees starting catcher to start 2013:

    - He turns only 31 next February 19th.

    - He is a solid defensive catcher.

    - He has a rounded up to 39% career caught stealing rate (28 for 72.)

    - Martin for three or more years and more than $22M (since he rejected three years and $22M) or Stewart for a year and say $500K (slight raise from his paltry $482,500 salary for this season.) I’ll take Stewart for a year and half a mil, thanks.

    The Yanks could cross the bridge called “Who is the Yankees starting catcher in 2014?” when they get to it.

  366. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    LOL, that does sound like Francesan condescension.

  367. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    JAP-

    I’m not prepared to call AP anything until I see him pitch successfully again at the ML level.

    I’m hopeful he will be the AP we’ve come to know and love and that he can stay healthy.

    ;)

  368. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    MTU,

    Andy is always Andy. Prediction: he’ll be bettah than evah :D.

  369. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Doesn’t look good for the Mariners here, though.

  370. Niblick April 30th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    We got number two in the Montero trade, that’s for sure. Not a number two pitcher though.

  371. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    JAP-

    From your mouth to God’s ears.

    May it be so.

    :)

  372. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Crap.

  373. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    :(

  374. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Tampa wins. Too bad. No chance for Montero to tag Zobrist out.

  375. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Sorry about that, Rosy :(

  376. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Not a great throw from Figgins.

  377. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Someone said that Longoria had to leave tonight’s game with an injury.

    Anyone have any more info. on that ?

    Rosy ?

    TIA

  378. Stoneburner April 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Wow – Montero pulls ahead of the mighty Olivo in the HR race on the Mariners – Montero leads Olivo 4 HRs to 3 HRS – yet Montero’s season avg. drops tonight to .259 – BUT he adds to his strikeout total with 2 (oh wait – that is a negative category errrr). Mind you – Montero is doing this tonight as a DH – not a defensive position. On another front – Kuroda did well tonight – the other thing that happened on Friday the 13th. . . . . .

  379. Tank April 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Amare lacerated his hand by punching a fire extinguisher? lmao. only the Knicks…

    Anyway…

    Noesi would also look pretty damn good as our #4 too.

    Considering the Yankees franchise has few low moments, this trade will easily be top 5 lowest points in franchise history. And it’s not like it was just bad luck either = Cashman himself said he took a significant risk the same night the trade was made. He knew he was playing with fire and still did it – and predictably, he got burned.

  380. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Too above the plate, sammie.

    Alas.

    Good for The Son that he got to emergency catch, though, and that he got his oppo stroke going.

  381. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Montero isn’t doing so hot outside of the four homeruns.

    He has struck out EIGHT TIMES as much as he has walked last check (16 SO to only 2 BB), a .259 BA, a .271 OBP, and only one non-homerun extra-basehit (a double.) He’s scored only 6 runs which means the guys behind him aren’t driving him in and he has to drive in more runs to be a viable run producer. Does he have baserunning speed? If not that is another reason he’s scored only 6 runs. Maybe he can’t score from first on a double or second on a single with regularity. He can’t drive in runs with just homeruns and singles.

  382. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    MTU April 30th, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    Someone said that Longoria had to leave tonight’s game with an injury.

    Anyone have any more info. on that ?

    Rosy ?

    TIA
    ///

    I think they said a knee. Don’t know the extent of it, though. His leg got bent under him as he slid into 2B. I hope he’s going to be alright. I do not like to see anyone get hurt; and really hate to see great players not able to play.

  383. MaddieYankees April 30th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Hey guys,

    I have a question for those that go to the stadium often. I mean, I’m fortunate enough to be able to go at times but I haven’t ever noticed if the Yankees had some sort of charity boxes or things around the stadium encouraging fans to give a dollar or two? Anyone ever notice? I need to know for an assignment. Thanks!

  384. pongo April 30th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Montero sucks behind the plate. No wonder they traded him. Just blew the game for the Mariners.

  385. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    JAP-

    Thanks. I’m hoping he’ll be out a while.

    Long enough that we don’t have to see him when we play TB next.

    ;)

  386. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Jap, I follow the M’s pretty close because I live out in WA. I am going to be interested in who starts behind the plate tomorrow. I don’t think Jaso has caught since ST. (Is that right Rosy?) Anyway, Felix deserved a lot better fate tonight.

  387. Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    “Montero isn’t doing so hot outside of the four homeruns.”

    Hitting homers is all he needs to do this year, so what’s the problem?

  388. MTU April 30th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    AP should be back in the Ro for the TB series.

    :)

  389. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Ah, thanks to Stoneburner, I now can say that Montero has NINE TIMES as many strikeouts as walks (18 SO to 2 BB.) Yeah, Montero is the next (Pujols/Cabrera/Kemp blah blah blah) alright.

    It may read like I’m knocking Montero but I’m really saying let’s not annoint him the next Edgar Martinez yet.

    The Knicks should void Amare Stoudemaire’s contract, trade Carmelo Anthony, and rebuild the team around Jeremy Lin. They’d be awful the next two years but good – that means a top draft pick in 2012-13 and another one in 2013-14.

  390. pongo April 30th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Montero couldn’t even cover a ball in the dirt that a little leaguer would of. That let Zobrist get to first. That was the game. Great trade by the Yankees. He’ll lose more games then he’ll win. Good riddance.

  391. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    pongo,

    your slip is showing ;)

  392. BD (Boston Dave) April 30th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    “Montero sucks behind the plate. No wonder they traded him. Just blew the game for the Mariners.”

    ———

    How did he blow the game?

    All I saw in the box score was that he hit a go ahead HR.

    What happened?

  393. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Jap, I follow the M’s pretty close because I live out in WA. I am going to be interested in who starts behind the plate tomorrow. I don’t think Jaso has caught since ST. (Is that right Rosy?) Anyway, Felix deserved a lot better fate tonight.
    ///

    SJ,

    I remember Jaso catching a couple of games, but it might have been in ST. Not sure. Rosy would know, of course.

  394. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Sammie ~

    You are correct. Jaso has strictly been a PH so far this season. Since he is an exRay, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get his first start behind the dish tomorrow night.

    Unfortunately, Felix seems to always deserve a better fate.

  395. pongo April 30th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Lost a ball he should have covered. Zobrist went to first ended up scoring winning run.

  396. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Wow. The desperation to discredit a 22 year old kid here is embarrassing.

  397. Triple Short of a Cycle April 30th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    amazing they won all those world series with an offensive minded catcher behind the plate

  398. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    pongo,

    Your lack of baseball knowledge is ringing a familiar bell with me. I’ve heard it before, “pongo.”

    How’d you find Kuroda’s pitching tonight? ;)

  399. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    First and foremost, the M’s bats are to blame for this one.
    Secondarily, League (mostly he’s on, but when he’s not it’s never pretty)

    It’s been a decent road trip so far (4-3)
    a sweep of the Tiggers and a really exciting extra inning game on Friday night in Toronto.
    I’ll be looking for a few “Go M’s!” cheers of support over the next 3 days :-)

  400. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    “First and foremost, the M’s bats are to blame for this one.”

    *meant to say…

    First and foremost, the M’s bats (or lack thereof) are to blame for this one.

  401. pongo April 30th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Montero’s a flash in the pan. His hittings no big deal either.

  402. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Rosy, Noesi tomorrow. I am betting Montero is catching.

  403. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Rosy, Felix’s changeup must just make you chuckle.

    Well, I’m off to bed.

    Great win, great pitching by Kuroda-san.

    And great to see The Son rise.

    Good night good Yankee fans and Montero lovers alike.

    :D

  404. BD (Boston Dave) April 30th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Rosy,

    Not hitting Hellickson (if) when he’s locked in is something the Yanks are familiar with this season.

    I didn’t see the game though.

  405. Benny Blanco April 30th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Darvish is now 4-0 with a 2.18 era. Who would’ve thunk it?

    I admit, I thought that he would struggle and yes, its early but I have to give credit when credit is due. He’s pitching well.

    Kudos to Montero and his 4 homerun and 259 BA. We all knew he could hit so that’s nothing new.

    With all that said Yankees are 13-9. Not bad considering how bad the SP has been.

  406. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    pongo,

    Your lack of baseball knowledge is ringing a familiar bell with me. I’ve heard it before, “pongo.”

    How’d you find Kuroda’s pitching tonight? ;)

    ————————

    No way lol

  407. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Nick in SF April 30th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    “Montero isn’t doing so hot outside of the four homeruns.”

    Hitting homers is all he needs to do this year, so what’s the problem?

    ———————————————————————————————–

    The problem is pitchers will make adjustments to him the more of a book they have on him and he will not adjust if he continues to hit like the 9 strikeouts to 1 walk ratio, .259 BA, .271 OBP hitter he currently is. He doesn’t look like the next 1987 Mark McGwire. 4 HR is nice for a rookie but only a 24 HR pace by month not counting the three-game October.

    He needs to do alot more than hit homeruns to be a big leaguer – see Kevin Maas.

    ‘Say Montero posts 24 HR, 78 RBI this year mostly at the DH (not unreasonable – that’s what he posted in April x 6) – a 2012 A.L. Rookie Of The Year Award worthy performance. So what if Ibanez and everyone else in the DH posts the same? I don’t think the other Ms who start at DH will produce much. That team has little to no power outside of Olivo, Smoak, and maybe Montero (“maybe Montero” cuz it’s early), and Olivo wasn’t much of a power hitter: 19 HR last year to lead the team. That’s great for a catcher but jack in 2012.

  408. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    “Lost a ball he should have covered. Zobrist went to first ended up scoring winning run.”

    Every time I see a ball bounce away from Martin, I think that people would be blaming Montero for not smothering it.

  409. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Cano is not even close to Kemp.. I’d take Kemp hands down.

    Cano is overated always has been. It’s only the YES group that say drool over him.

  410. BD (Boston Dave) April 30th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    When will it be time to stop judging Montero after every game?

    He’s just 22.

    He’s not Albert Pujols.

    He’s Jesus Montero and he fact is, we don’t know what that is or will be. Criticizing him after every mistake or honoring him after every hit is silly, no?

  411. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I am starting to side with you guys. Cashman is not all that great. I’ve not really judged him so much.. but if he was going to offer MArtin 3yrs 20+ mil, someone else needs to be the GM of this club.

    Let’s start from teh top at who should go:

    Hal “I don’t watch baseball” Steinbrenner
    Brian Cashman
    Joe Girardi

    If the yanks could drop these 3 we’d be a MUCH improved team !

    Mark Teixiera
    Arod
    Russel Martin

  412. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    “Cano is not even close to Kemp.. I’d take Kemp hands down.”

    Is this supposed to be insight?

  413. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    “Cano is not even close to Kemp.. I’d take Kemp hands down.”

    Is this supposed to be insight?

    ———————

    Nah just trying to get a rise out of ppl.

  414. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    “Nah just trying to get a rise out of ppl.”

    When I first read this, I mistakenly thought it was HH’s reply, and I thought: “Well, at least he admits it….” :D

  415. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I was commenting on the comment above about Cano vs. Kemp. silly willys

  416. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Wow. The desperation to discredit a 22 year old kid here is embarrassing.

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    Wow. The desperation to credit a 22 year old kid for being the next big thing with the bat because he hit 4 HR in April (a 24 HR pace if you don’t count the three-game October) is embarrassing. It’s also embarrassing that you and so many others are placing so much emphasis on his HR total and caring more about that than his BA, OBP, and SO:BB which are wretched for a kid who has been touted as the next Pujols, Miggy, Kemp, whoever people worship nowadays.

    I’m not discrediting Montero, I’m merely saying in so many words that his slashline and SO:BB are and will be much, much more of an indication of how good of a hitter he’ll be than his HR total. Again, see Kevin Maas. So far Montero looks like nothing more than Alfonso Soriano minus playing the field and stealing bases. I mean Soriano was a strikeout machine but at least he played the field and stole bases. Do not tell me Montero looks like Posada because you can’t compare a DH (Montero) to a catcher (Posada.)

    Anyone who tells me “It’s just April, you can’t judge him on just that”, ok, then knock it off with gloaming over his 4 HR in April. You can’t say who cares about his slashline and SO:BB? then say his HR matters. The HRs will stop or I should say slow down, come less frequently, or do you think Granderson will smack 8 HR a month May through September? They’ll come to a near halt if Montero doesn’t make adjustments to adjustments.

    I still stand by my 15-17 HR, 55-70 RBI prediction for 2012 Montero, and let me say that the 55-70 RBI would be more Montero won’t get enough men to drive in than Montero not being able to drive in anyone. 16 HR and 63 RBI for him would be an impressive something to build on rookie season considering he would most likely be the team’s HR and RBI leader since the Mariners’ offense outside of maybe him (cuz it’s still early) and Ichiro (the only lock to be good or better) is absolutely wretched.

  417. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    all of you

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  418. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    “Nah just trying to get a rise out of ppl.”

    When I first read this, I mistakenly thought it was HH’s reply, and I thought: “Well, at least he admits it….” :D

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    Lol it would be the first time a T admits it. It would breaking news lol

  419. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    No one compared them though

  420. HebrewHammer April 30th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I don’t post to get a rise out of people. I post to influence your ignorance and stupidity. It’s sad that so many of you actually believe this is a “great” offense.

    You guys probably believe that we went to war with Iraq because of 9/11 and not oil still.

  421. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    You guys probably believe that we went to war with Iraq because of 9/11 and not oil still.

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    I have friends that serve and I haven’t heard from them since they deployed. Don’t bring up any the wars.

  422. Pat M. April 30th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Ghost Town

  423. Against All Odds April 30th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    anything about war*

  424. sammiejohnson April 30th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Eww. Watching Angels-Twins. FSNOR has promo for “Dollar Hot Dog Night”. Some guy just put ketchup on his hot dog. Yuck.

  425. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Duh Innings, please stay far far away from the front offices of my favorite teams. Good God bro. Do you think of the most retarded things you can and then post them to get a reaction?

    Chris Stewart as the Yankees starting catcher?

    Get rid of Amare and Melo and strip the Knicks of everything but Lin just to get draft picks?

    You can’t be serious with this stuff.

  426. Duh Innings April 30th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 30th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    When will it be time to stop judging Montero after every game?

    He’s just 22.

    He’s not Albert Pujols.

    He’s Jesus Montero and he fact is, we don’t know what that is or will be. Criticizing him after every mistake or honoring him after every hit is silly, no?

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    Like it or not, or not care, people will be on “Montero Watch” all year for the simple fact that he did more for the 2012 Mariners than Pineda will do for the 2012 Yankees when he simply took his first pitch. I’m surprised and amused that Yankee Lohud doesn’t have a “Montero Watch” like River Avenue Blues ridiculously has a “Mason Williams Watch” (a watch for a kid playing A ball???)

    Also, it is natural for people to check on Montero when the trade involving him could be a bust. We want to see what he does and imagine what he could’ve done with the Yanks considering we have no idea what Pineda will do with the Yanks besides maybe rehab successfully and/or lose weight. Besides, it’s fun.

    Personally, I think Montero’s 4 HR and 13 RBI are artificial because he doesn’t have to play the field and he has nothing to lose. He’s playing free and easy and not having to field much helps. Ditto for Ibanez who is on the Yanks where his deficiences can be overshadowed by the stars and second-line. Most Mariners fans (or reasonable ones) expect nothing more than another last place finish, it’s just a matter of how good (or bad depending on how you look at it) they will be. Montero has zero pressure as he’s a 22-year old rookie on the Mariners who has already made the Yanks rue trading him because he’s playing MLB ball this season and Pineda the guy the Yanks traded him (and Noesi, the seemingly forgotten ex-Yankee LOL) is and will not. Who knows if Pineda will be as good as or better than he was most of last season again (as it was only one season) let alone pitch for the Yanks or anyone else again? I think he’ll recover but who knows?

  427. theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Plus, your novel-like posts are just weird.

  428. CompassRosy April 30th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    btw ~

    According to Wedge in the post game, Saunders bunted on his own (and has already been spoken to)

    More tests for Miggy tomorrow but, he will likely go on the DL (he heard a “pop”)

    Haven’t heard anything yet on Longoria…

  429. Duh Innings May 1st, 2012 at 12:19 am

    theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Duh Innings, please stay far far away from the front offices of my favorite teams. Good God bro. Do you think of the most retarded things you can and then post them to get a reaction?

    Chris Stewart as the Yankees starting catcher?

    Get rid of Amare and Melo and strip the Knicks of everything but Lin just to get draft picks?

    You can’t be serious with this stuff.

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    Cool, I will do that, but only if you take a night course in reading comprehension because I said if Martin wants more than what the Yanks offer, they should re-sign Stewart and make him the starting catcher on the cheap. That means they should re-sign Maritn if he takes their 3 years $22M offer. That is also me saying neither Cervelli nor Romine will be the everyday catcher for the 2013 Yankees (they won’t.)

    If the Yanks let go of Martin and re-signed Stewart, Stewart would be only 31 years old and the classic total low-risk high-reward re-signing as he’d be just a one-year commitment for peanuts (I say $500K up from the $482500 peanuts he’s making this season.) What part of that, he’s a solid defender, so much he took the backup catcher job from Cervelli on or near the last day of spring training and is currently the unofficial-official personal catcher for the Yankees ace (Sabathia), do you not understand? I could care less about his bat if he could gun down basestealers at a 30% or better rate and play Gold Glove candidate defense. The Yanks could always beef up at another position (most likely DH) to make up for whatever Stewart lacks with the bat.

    Amare punched a fire extinguisher during the postseason with the Knicks down 0-2 in the series. What kind of person / player does that? What if he’s never the same after it mentally (since it’s just a cut or it’s been reported as just that)? What if he can’t play the rest of the series? If he’s out for the series or the Knicks are eliminated before he can play (or start) a game, he @#$%ed the Knicks cuz spare me “Miami would’ve swept the Knicks even if the Knicks had Amare anyway” because that isn’t necessarily a 100% given (although I will say it’s 95-99%.) We’ll never know what the Knicks would’ve done with Amare, if he can’t play. He showed he is a selfish, thoughtless idiot who has no place on the Knicks. Ewing, Starks, Oakley, and even the guy who once choked out his coach Sprewell never did what Amare did when they were Knicks. This is a shameful day for the Knicks.

    Draft picks won’t cost the majority of the payroll like Stoudemaire and Anthony do/would.

    If the Knicks got rid of Stoudemaire and Anthony, they could start anew. So what if they were a last place team for a few years? At least they’d get top draft picks during the sucking. The Knicks have been in perpetual “fighting for the eighth seed” mode for many years now and it’s time they truly rebuilt and if it means tanking to get better, so be it. Or do you want them to just win the eighth seed and get spanked out of the playoffs in the first round Miami or whoever the #1 seed is? I don’t.

  430. Duh Innings May 1st, 2012 at 12:22 am

    theREALkevin April 30th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Plus, your novel-like posts are just weird.

    ——————————————————

    So don’t read ‘em as shole. ‘Sorry you never read a book or haven’t read one since Ewing was a Knick.

    LOL at me rendering you near speechless. Bigger LOL that many ignore me. Yeah, you afraid I’ll decimate the arguments you love to start with me hahaha.

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