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Game 26: Yankees at Royals

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 04, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (13-12)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Jayson Nix LF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia (3-0, 4.58)
Sabathia vs. Royals

ROYALS (8-16)
Jarrod Dyson CF
Alex Gordon LF
Billy Butler DH
Eric Hosmer 1B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Mike Moustakas 3B
Bryan Pena C
Chris Getz 2B
Alcides Escobar SS

LHP Bruce Chen (0-3, 4.23)
Chen vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: It’s humid with temperatures in the 80s. Wind blowing from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Phil Cuzzi, 1B Greg Gibson, 2B Manny Gonzalez, 3B Vic Carapazza

AS IF YOU NEEDED MORE PROOF: The Yankees struggling lineup has been held to six combined runs their past four games, their lowest total over a four-game stretch since May of 2008 when the Rays limited the Yankees to six runs over a four-game series at Tropicana Field. A run in the third inning of Thursday’s loss at Kansas City snapped a 19-inning scoreless streak, which was their longest scoreless streak since 2005 according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

AT LEAST JETER CAN HIT: Derek Jeter leads the Majors with 44 hits. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is only the fifth American League player in the last 70 seasons to record at least 44 hits in his team’s first 25 games. The others are Tony Oliva (1964 Twins, 47H), Rod Carew (1983 Angels, 48H), Darin Erstad (2000 Angels, 46H) and Alfonso Soriano (2003 Yankees, 45H).

CHEN UP: The Yankees have typically had great success against Bruce Chen, especially Mark Teixeira who is a career .474 hitter with six home runs in 19 at-bats against him.

UPDATE, 8:28 p.m.: Yankees got a two-run home run from Teixeira in the top of the first inning, but the lead didn’t last. Sabathia gave up two runs on three hits in the bottom of the inning, and the score is tied at two after an eventful first.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Teixeira really does rake against Chen. He has a single to center and he’s 2-for-2 today.

UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Tried to hit and run with Cano at the plate. Would have been hard to argue against it last year, but Cano’s struggling this year, swung through the pitch and Teixeira was thrown out at third. That’s a big opportunity that’s dwindled to almost nothing.

UPDATE, 9:28 p.m.: Sabathia is pitching well, but the Yankees haven’t been able to get another run to give their ace a lead. It’s still 2-2 heading into the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:57 p.m.: This is the kind of inning the Yankees have been waiting for. With two outs in the seventh, Eduardo Nunez tripled in a run, Chris Stewart singled in a run and Derek Jeter hit a two-run homer for a 6-2 lead. The Yankees scored a total of six runs in their past four games. They’ve matched that total tonight.

UPDATE, 10:26 p.m.: Fine work by Sabathia who’s through the eighth having not allowed a run since that two-run first.

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321 Responses to “Game 26: Yankees at Royals”

  1. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Go C!!!!!!! Go Yanks!

  2. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    how will 3-4-5 do tonight?

    should be better than last night. Bruce Chen is not tough

  3. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Jeter en fuego y encencido!

  4. Bo knows May 4th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Whorf! Ramirez – eight SOs in four innings – Tampa. Pitching against Taillon.

  5. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Set it right, C.

    JETE!

  6. yanks 27 May 4th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    “Campos was laboring something fierce in that last game vs. Hickory. He threw far too many pitches in that 3rd inning before he was removed.”

    Who’s the clown who allowed that, and why is he still employed?

    ————-

    Same could be said for the clown(s) who watched Pineda laboring with his shoulder flying open trying to generate max velocity. It is an organizational stupidity, rather than individual stupidity, it looks like.

  7. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Pitches must look like a basketball to Jeter this year…..

  8. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    told you

  9. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Atta boy, Teixy.

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    No one needed that more than Tex. Too bad it didn’t come LH, though.

  11. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Tex is still an elite player when a Lefty is on the mound…..

  12. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    He’s been on a tear since Sept. Instructs, looking to see J-Ram in Trenton at some point.

    Looks like Brent Marshall is settling down in the Trenton game, as well.

    FTWC, Wang is rehab pitching for Hagerstown.

  13. Dionysius Thelxinoe May 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    jacksquat says:
    May 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    If this is typical acl/meniscus, it’s extremely unlikely he’ll be back this season.

    ——-

    The injury may be typical.

    The man, the pitcher, is not.

  14. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    it’s because Tex hitting well, KC pitcher is the reason.
    He got nothing.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Dio,

    Well said.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    reposts from when I discovered I was a thread behind! (multitasking right now)

    Rumors of Tex’s demise have been greatly exaggerated…

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

    J Al – wow thanks! And the feeling is entirely mutual. I hope you know that, my dear friend.

    :)

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    And when the going gets tough, the tough get going!

    Our titan team comes to life.

    ;)

  18. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    lol, Nunez…..

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Nunez really has trouble in the field…

    :(

  20. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Will cano get a hit tonight?
    he should, Bruce Chen got nothing.

  21. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    It is time to move on from Nunez. I never thought I’d say this but, wait…..ok, i’m ready…i miss ramiro pena. ugh, it makes me sick a little.

  22. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Ya… That’s a “hit”

    This is the gosh darn Major Leagues, boys!

    WOW! What a BUTCHER!

  23. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    NUNEZ! ( in seinfelds Newman voice)

  24. Captain Clutch May 4th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Yeah girardi keep playing NunEz in the field. How many runs is he going to cost this team? He should be in AAA or a pinch hitter in the NL.

  25. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Typical non-ace Sabathia…can’t finish off hitters with 0-2 or 1-2 counts.

    Way to come up big when your team needed you, CC!!

  26. UnKnown May 4th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Torre should change that Hit to an error for Nuneeeez in a few days. Even things out that way.

    When is the Nuneeeeez experiment going to be over.

  27. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Ugh.

  28. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    It is time to move on from Nunez…
    ==================================

    Is it too late to trade him, our sack of crap with no shoulder and our magic bean at LOW A-ball for CLiff Lee and the 2010 World Series???

    Brian Cashman for Hall of Fame!

  29. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nunez is shaky everywhere but he’s especially bad at 3B…..

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    trisha,

    Seriously, great stuff.
    ///

    Let’s get out with just one, C.

  31. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    LOL

    don’t wanna say anything

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Blake, he’s not all that familiar with the position, and certainly not with any kind of consistency. The kid has a thankless job. Just because they’re using him as a UIF, doesn’t mean he’s that well cast. He isn’t some AAAA guy who’s made the rounds. He’s basically learning these other positions on the job, in the majors.
    ///

    C, need to settle down.

  33. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    It is still just STUNNING to me, even by Brian Cashman’s incredibly low standards, that Eduardo freakin’ NUNEZ was the deal-breaker when Cliff Lee was on the table!

    Unbelievable.

    Going on two consecutive years of Jack Z. laughing at Brian Cashman and the Yankees.

  34. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Man when things are sucking they seem to be piling on.

  35. shaman1993 May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    For God’s sake…This IS the team that lost ten in a row at home before last night, right?

  36. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Settle down, C.

  37. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Our titan team comes to life.

    Wrong again.

    The titan “fake ace” has already let his team down.

  38. darbodla May 4th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    How ’bout that ace!

  39. davidcone1 May 4th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I’m debating on seeing Andy in Rochester on Sunday. It’ll be so great to have him back, and to see Jeter being Jeter! And Mariano may not be on the field, but he’ll be around—he’s a Hall of Famer not merely for what he contributes on the mound.

  40. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    CC SABATHIA IS NOT AN ACE!

  41. Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Way to give back the lead, CC. What a stopper.

  42. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    Nunez is shaky everywhere but he’s especially bad at 3B…..
    ==============================

    If this rates as “especially bad,” what do we call left field??? Even the cans of corn he CAUGHT were serious adventures.

  43. Benny Blanco May 4th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    guess cc won’t be pitching a complete game tonight.

  44. xcv May 4th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    faux-ace can’t pick up crappy teammate nunez. nice going so far

  45. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Nunez is young and can hit. He stays.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    When one part of the team isn’t on, another part picks it up.

    If it’s the bats tonight, so be it.

    And I wouldn’t write off CC after one inning, lol. If Nunez makes that play the inning plays out differently.

  47. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    And I’d rather have Nunez making mistakes as he learns, than watch Ibanez hobble around in the OF.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    DC, is that you?

  49. Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    CC’s excuse used to be that it was too cold. I guess it’s too hot for Goldilocks today.

  50. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Eduardo Nunez was SO bad in the outfield they called up JAYSON freakin’ NIX to play out there.

    Think about that.

    And the remember that the reason Cliff Lee wasn’t traded to the Yankees in 2010 was because Brian Cashman refused to give them Eduardo Nunez.

  51. jacksquat May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    It may be fun and comforting to “wax poetic” about Mo, but exceptional pitcher does not mean exceptional healer.

    Just being realistic.

    Unless his knee is less damaged than the average acl/meniscus injury, he will probably take a fairly normal amount of time to heal for a professional athlete.

  52. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Druuwster

  53. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    LOL

    2 bad teams are playing tonight

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Jones definitely heating up. See, signs were there last night that the bats were starting to come alive.

  55. Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Nunez can’t hit. Why do people insist he can?

  56. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    sorry if it was discussed earlier, but does anyone know why campos was placed on the dl?

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    davidcone1, is that you DC?

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    rr,

    Elbow pain, according to Josh Norris. Getting MRI.

  59. davidcone1 May 4th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Yes, Trish, who else would use such an outdated NYTimes forum user name? ;-)

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    rr212, I did see it mentioned earlier. I can’t remember what was said though. But someone here probably knows.

  61. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    “If Nunez makes that play the inning plays out differently.”
    ========================================

    what’s the over/under on number of times that phrase is uttered and/or typed this year?

  62. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    ugh, really? that stinks. thanks for the answer, though. appreciate it.

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    How are you???? Oh my God, we have to catch up. Why don’t you email chad your email address and have him send it to me? Are you back in NY? If you can get to see Andy, I would definitely do it!

    :)

  64. NYY fan in NH May 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Nice to see CC give it right back. I thought he was turning the corner, but every part of this team is in a funk. Bullpen will be tested without Mo, but I feel confident Hughes can be a part of that. Suits him better I think.

  65. Against All Odds May 4th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Didn’t see the play what did Nunez do?

  66. Benny Blanco May 4th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    how many times have the yankees been doubled up this year?

  67. hardwired7 May 4th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I love watching Núñez play. It reminds me of little league. What great times those were!

    Sure, there were botched plays and misadventures in the field, but really isn’t it all just about having fun?

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    rr212 – I think someone might have said shoulder injury and he’s going for an MRI. Again, I’m not sure. But I do know that MRI was mentioned. If I can find out more I’ll let you know.

  69. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    And I’d rather have Nunez making mistakes as he learns, than watch Ibanez hobble around in the OF.
    ===============================

    It’s incredible the manager is forced to make so many lesser-of-two-evils decisions when he’s working with a $200 million roster.

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    ugh, really? that stinks. thanks for the answer, though. appreciate it.
    ///

    Could be worse, though. Could be a shoulder. He’s young and maybe he’ll have an uneventful return after TJS, like many others. Can always hope :D

  71. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    JAP,

    Yea I agree its a tough situation for him…..but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s pretty bad as a third baseman….not sure what else they can do now that Chavez js hurt thoigh….

  72. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Nunez… Ugh

  73. RMS May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Nunez is shaky everywhere but he’s especially bad at 3B…..

    ——————————————————————————————–
    Nunez is not cut out to be a utility player. They throw him in the OF where he doesn’t have experience, then all over the IF.
    Apparently Girardi values defense only at the catching position.

  74. Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Great, so we got two busted pitchers for Montero and Noesi.

  75. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    thanks Trisha…JAP just mentioned it was his elbow, which is better than shoulder, i guess. I hope he is ok

  76. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    trish,

    Campos has an elbow, not shoulder, thank heaven.

  77. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    yes JAP, elbow, even though not good, is better than the shoulder. fingers crossed.

  78. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Blake, planned better?

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dewayne Wise was called up!

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks guys. Well I’m happy too then that it’s elbow and not shoulder.

    :)

    When I saw Wise at McCoy he really was smacking the tar out of the ball. Seemed to have a lot of power.

    At least it’s an extra OF.

  81. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Nunez can’t hit. Why do people insist he can?
    =======================

    Because relative to the way he catches, throws and runs the bases, he looks like Joe freakin’ DiMaggio with a bat in his hands.

  82. davidcone1 May 4th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Definitely, Trish. I’m actually just visiting family in Syracuse, I still live in Boston Scouts territory! ;-) You are well in RI?

  83. UnKnown May 4th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Can someone answer to me how they were able to call back up Eppley. I thought once someon was sent down they could not return for 10 days?

    Obviously I am wrong about that but is that not the case?

  84. jackamir May 4th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve seen more than enough of Eduardo Scissorhands! It is time to reevaluate his talent. His value has been over estimated and I would sell high and get o/f help. Package him with overvalued Gardner and get something…

  85. Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Oh boy – now we’re rejoicing that Wise, with his lifetime OPS of .629, was called up? World Series, here we come.

  86. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    Great, so we got two busted pitchers for Montero and Noesi.
    =====================================

    All of baseball is laughing at Brian Cashman and the Yankees.

    Remember when we used to be able to say “at least we still have Campos”???

    That didn’t last long.

  87. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    “Blake, planned better?”

    well I guess they hoped Chavez could stay healthy just playing part time again….but that’s probably unrealistic at this point…this time it was a freak thing but I still don’t see how he gave himself a concussion from that (not trying to make light of it)……I don’t really think Nunez is a utility guy either….he has enough trouble playing one position let alone 4 or 5….so it’s kinda a bad situation for him….ideally they need to leave him at SS and see if he can improve enough to become a regular or make him an outfielder…..the way he’s playing now he’s never going to become proficient anywhere most likely.

  88. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Niblick May 4th, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    Oh boy – now we’re rejoicing that Wise, with his lifetime OPS of .629, was called up? World Series, here we come.
    ====================================

    Maybe Brian Cashman need a FOUR-hundred-million-dollar payroll.

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Blake, they can always swap Laird for Wise or Nix, once Swish comes back. Although a couple of games I’ve seen, Laird pulled the 1B off the bag twice on fairly routine plays.

  90. Against All Odds May 4th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    @ Unknown if there is an injury on the ML roster can’t you call someone up even if they were sent down recently?

  91. davidcone1 May 4th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    They just showed George Brett on screen, and my insecure dad (the same age) remarked that he now feels better about he looks in comparison. Thanks George! I hear pine tar is a b*tch for the skin.

  92. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Could be worse … Can always hop
    ============================

    For those who wanted to know what that bumper sticker on Brian Cashman’s car says…

  93. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    JAP,

    or they could just let Alex play 3B except when he actually needs a day off ;) Hopefully Chavez won’t be out too long because he really is a good guy to have around when he can play

  94. UnKnown May 4th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Against all odds, that is what I am thinking it must be I guess.

  95. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    UnKnown May 4th, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Can someone answer to me how they were able to call back up Eppley. I thought once someon was sent down they could not return for 10 days?
    ======================================
    Waived when there is a DL injury

  96. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    You can recall a player in less than 10 days if a player from your 25 man is DL’ed.

  97. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    jackamir May 4th, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    I’ve seen more than enough of Eduardo Scissorhands!
    =================================

    BRILLIANT! still laughing at that one.

  98. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    glad to see Mason back in the lineup tonight.

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    blake, the problem is, they are trying to get base-running, bat speed, gap power, youth and utility glove out of one player in Nunez, because it’s so lacking in other spots. He’s the only young, live bat they have, who can also swipe bags and play an NL style for them. The more they attempt to make him this all-around guy, the more he’s going to have lapses at each token position, and the more he’s going to incur the wrath of fanbase and media alike.

  100. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Blake, yeah, Chavez’s fragility is an ongoing problem, even though we couldn’t predict a concussion, and Nunez should have gotten super utility work in the minors if they were thinking of using him that way.

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    LOL. Poor Nuney.

  102. Dionysius Thelxinoe May 4th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    jacksquat says:
    May 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    It may be fun and comforting to “wax poetic” about Mo, but exceptional pitcher does not mean exceptional healer.

    —————

    You believe in science. Good for you.

    But the problem at times with science is that it teaches us not to believe in something we can see with our own eyes, simply because it’s not tangible or physically measurable.

    It’s not waxing poetic to recognize the heart of a warrior. Both history and sports do so all the time. That’s one of the reasons they’re my two favorite subjects.

  103. syd_cash May 4th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Grandyman :)

  104. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Phew – Grandy definitely earning his keep tonight!

  105. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    “The more they attempt to make him this all-around guy, the more he’s going to have lapses at each token position, and the more he’s going to incur the wrath of fanbase and media alike.”

    A lot of it’s not his fault….they’ve asked him to play positions at the big league level that he’s either played very rarely or never in the minor leagues…..but again that doesn’t change the fact that he’s killing them defensively….a lot of the good he does is often cancelled out

  106. jackamir May 4th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Somebody, please tell me how the Rays score runs with that lineup?

  107. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    DC – all well here. Really, email Chad. We don’t put email addresses on the forum, we always go through Chad.

    We have to catch up!

    :)

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    So as some posters were saying, Tex is done!

    :lol:

  109. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Cano dp here? :)

  110. blake May 4th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Nunez played most all his games at SS in the minors….I think a handful of games at 2B and other places but almost exclusively at SS……..he’s not a natural infielder….he doesn’t have naturally good hands, feet, or instincts….so when you ask him to play spots he’s never played at the highest level then it’s really not surprising when it’s ugly at times.

  111. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “Somebody, please tell me how the Rays score runs with that lineup?”

    I explained it earlier….they either have a genie with unlimited wishes….or someone in the organization has made a deal with an unsavory supernatural character

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    trisha,

    Tex is getting RH hits. That is not a surprise. If he were to start actually making good contact left-handed, that would be a happy shock to some. Me included.

  113. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    There ya go, Alex.

    I’ve been arguing all year that Rays offense would produce. It’s much better than it was last year with additions of Pena, Scott, Jennings in his second year. But they’ll miss Longo.

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    “Somebody, please tell me how the Rays score runs with that lineup?”

    jackamir, interesting question.

    I was listening to WEEI today and they were talking about the AL East and the Rays. They pointed out that the Rays have been winning a lot of their games with low scores. It’s their pitching that is sustaining them. They said their starters go deep into games and Rodney now has the most saves in the majors. When you have pitching like that, you don’t have to score a ton of runs. So they manage to cobble together what they need.

    Another example of how really good pitching can sustain a team when the hitting isn’t nearly as good. (Doesn’t work so well in reverse though)

  115. Triple Short of a Cycle May 4th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    This team is pathetic

  116. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Alex’s stance and hands look a little different to me….he’s a tinkerer….

  117. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    LOL

    really a dp

  118. jacksquat May 4th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Actually, Mo will be repaired and heal in about a week, but the round trip to his home planet and back still takes several months.

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    You believe in science. Good for you.

    But the problem at times with science is that it teaches us not to believe in something we can see with our own eyes, simply because it’s not tangible or physically measurable.
    ///

    But quantum physics has already tossed out the Newtonian paradigm ;). Science ain’t what it used to be.

  120. UnKnown May 4th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I would’ve loved to have been in that room when MO addressed the team earlier today. That woud’ve been awesome to listen too.

    Absolutely can’t put the runners in motion the way that Robbie is swinging right now.

  121. xcv May 4th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    another quality AB for cano

  122. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    why are you running there with lefty on lefty with Tex on 2nd base? Cano strikes out then Tex was dead at 3rd…..I mean maybe you do it if Cano is swinging the bat well because you trust him to make contact….but he’s not….dumb

  123. Benny Blanco May 4th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    cano has expanded his strike zone all year.

  124. Captain Clutch May 4th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Sending the runners there made absolutely no sense. Cano has been swinging at anything in sight recently and Tex is extremely slow. Binder Joe was once again trying too hard to make something happen instead of letting the inning play out.

  125. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    What the frack was that…?!?!?

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    J Al – it’s got to start somewhere, right? Some posters have been bitc*ing that Tex is done, he can’t hit at all. Hey if he just does it righty and gets his average up and moves runners, so be it. We need him to get those hits.

    I always tend to look for little signs that things are turning around when a team is in a slump. Watching Jones start to get hits, Alex making contact, Tex getting more consistent, all of those are good signs that things are starting to turn around.

  127. xcv May 4th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    chen looks like cliff lee tonight against these noodle bats

  128. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    A lot of it’s not his fault….they’ve asked him to play positions at the big league level that he’s either played very rarely or never in the minor leagues…..but again that doesn’t change the fact that he’s killing them defensively….a lot of the good he does is often cancelled out
    ///

    Well, what can you do. He needs to play more frequently and they can’t really accommodate that. Getting Gardner back will at least give them that dimension that’s currently absent. I think Nunez would help them more, obviously, if he were getting regular ABs, too.

  129. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Tex never has stopped hitting right handed…..he’s one of the better hitters in baseball still vs LHP….it’s the other side that most all of the problem

  130. Captain Clutch May 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I hate when the Yanks face Chen because you always feel like they should have 7-10 runs on the board. He should be batting practice but they usually have trouble with his 60 mph slop.

  131. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    “Well, what can you do. He needs to play more frequently and they can’t really accommodate that. ”

    ideally they should probably send him down and try to acquire a true utility guy….but I doubt they’ll do that….they seem to enjoy trying to fit square pegs into round holes….Nunez does do some nice things….but they’ve been trying this for 2 years now and there really hasn’t been much if any progress defensively.

  132. jackamir May 4th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    It’s time to give Robbie a day off and sit completely. Watch and get some love on the bench and clear his head…..

  133. shaman1993 May 4th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    This is PAINFUL…I may just turn on MLB Network in the living room and let the 11 year old give me the Yankees’ updates. It’s safer that way as the wife and kids don’t have to dodge flying remotes

  134. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    “This team is pathetic”

    Really? Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. If you take a team’s temperature every single night, you will drive yourself crazy.

    Teams have highs and lows, and inbetweens. I’m sure that every team, at some point in its season, can be tagged ineffective. That’s probably the time that you want to put away the microscope and wait a while. It’s like New England weather. Blink and it can change. But remember, a blink in a sprint is quite different from a blink in a marathon.

  135. Captain Clutch May 4th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The Royals figure let’s just hit every ball to NunEz and eventually he will make another error

  136. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    CC doing a great job. That’s an ace, kids. Any pitcher can have a bad inning. Great pitchers come back and still find a way to get the job done.

    GOOD ON YA C!

  137. xcv May 4th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    wow i don’t believe it. nunez actually made a routine play.

  138. bruceb May 4th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I can’t believe what I just witnessed there from Cano. Should have been bases loaded with no outs and the opportunity for a game-winning inning. When the Yanks are in-form they score four of five runs there. Unreal.

  139. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Nunez had nice pace on that play….sometimes he does….it’s weird to watch him play defense because at times his footwork is in sync and he looks good….

  140. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Ken Singleton on that inning-ending throw-out by Nunez: “Nunez… throws accurately to first…”

    Well… I mean Teixeira WAS able to keep his foot on the bag… So I guess that counts as “accurately” when you’re judging on the Nunez curve… At least nobody in the stands got killed.

  141. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Tampa yanks win 2-0. Segedin wi a 2 run single. Jose Ramirez with 10 strikeouts in 6 innings. Montgomery strikes out 2 for the save.

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

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    “This is PAINFUL…I may just turn on MLB Network in the living room and let the 11 year old give me the Yankees’ updates. It’s safer that way as the wife and kids don’t have to dodge flying remotes”

    The Yanks have been slumping and Chen is the Royal’s best pitcher. Try to relax and enjoy the show. I feel a W coming.

    :)

  143. Doc Iac May 4th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    bruceb May 4th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I can’t believe what I just witnessed there from Cano. Should have been bases loaded with no outs and the opportunity for a game-winning inning. When the Yanks are in-form they score four of five runs there. Unreal.

    u cant believe that? hes never had good plate disipline, at least when he was hittin hed put some of those in play

  144. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    it’s all footwork with Nunez….your feet take you to the ball and get you in position to throw the ball….if they are right everything else usually follows…..he just can’t consistently time the dance steps

  145. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Also, you can’t get upset with a manager trying to find a way to manufacture runs. They try anything when they know the team isn’t on all cylinders.

  146. Triple Short of a Cycle May 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Really? Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. If you take a team’s temperature every single night, you will drive yourself crazy.

    —————————————————————————————–

    Not living in reality will drive you crazy as well.

  147. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    again….no cap tipping to Bruce Chen.

  148. bruceb May 4th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Sorry, Trish, but no way you send the runners there. You’re just putting demons in Cano’s mind when he should be concentrating on not swinging at ball four.

  149. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Wow. This offense is so… sigh… Pathetic.

  150. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    J Al – it’s got to start somewhere, right? Some posters have been bitc*ing that Tex is done, he can’t hit at all. Hey if he just does it righty and gets his average up and moves runners, so be it. We need him to get those hits.
    ///

    Hey, I’m beginning to agree with luis, who wanted him to just junk hitting left-handed. He’s a much better hitter from the right side. But there’s a difference between some who just yell that everybody sucks and those who express legitimate concerns about that his unproductive left-handed stance and swing.

  151. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    At least Cano is better than Matt Kemp…well, according to people here, he is.

  152. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Chen is a hack and a never was. The fact that the Yankees are sucking against him doesn’t make him an ace. It just speaks poorly of the weak offense.

  153. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    More HORRIBLE baserunning by Nunez… VERY lucky to get away with that.

    What a freakin’ idiot!

  154. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    my worry is that seeing RH pitching from the right side would mess him up right handed for awhile….he probably hasn’t done that in 20 years……I didn’t like that idea much in the past but hey…..it might be something to consider if he can’t improve left handed…..his RH swing is night and day better….he really looks like somebody swinging with the wrong hand a bit from the left side the way he collapses on his back side

  155. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    it’s all footwork with Nunez….your feet take you to the ball and get you in position to throw the ball….if they are right everything else usually follows…..he just can’t consistently time the dance steps
    ///

    His footwork was not this bad in AA, though. He was much better at planting and throwing. Once in a while he’d have an issue, but he’s regressed here not playing enough. I don’t know what the solution is; he’s not getting more reps here.

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    “Not living in reality will drive you crazy as well.”

    Triple, that’s the point. Maybe you need to check yourself or try to apply more perspective. Or just appreciate the team whether they’re winning or losing. You know the old saying, obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal? ALL teams have down times.

    Try letting the season unfold without being so critical of every moment that doesn’t please you. It’s a long season.

    By the way, I live well within reality. I just know how to look at the big picture and not get thrown by snapshots in time.

  157. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    2 years ago Cano was better than Matt Kemp….they both are still really good.

  158. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    JAP,

    there probably is no solution….because you’re right he’s not getting the reps and he’s not good enough to play every day….

  159. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    “But there’s a difference between some who just yell that everybody sucks and those who express legitimate concerns about that his unproductive left-handed stance and swing.”

    Absolutely. I was definitely referring to our “everybody sucks” types.

    :)

    bruceb – okay. I tried, ha ha.

  160. Jerkface May 4th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This is why you can’t trust announcers on everything :) Kontos is not out of options. And was optioned this season.

  161. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Jeter still stinks with RISP

  162. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Blah. More weak offense.

  163. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    “Jeter still stinks with RISP”

    except that he’s hitting .429 with RISP this year….try again

  164. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “This is why you can’t trust announcers on everything :) Kontos is not out of options. And was optioned this season.”

    who cares….we got a back up catcher that’s just as good as our starting catcher for him

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    GREAT job by CC. Who battles more than he does. We’re so lucky to have him.

  166. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    C’mon offense. How about some run support for your ace?

  167. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    By the Gods!

    :)

  168. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    at least cc is being efficient and throwing up 0′s.

    Offense needs to break out. Maybe now is the time. Maybe now is the time. Maybe now is the time. (Bettle-Juice effect).

  169. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    “GREAT job by CC. Who battles more than he does. We’re so lucky to have him.”

    best move Cashman ever made….

  170. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    The feeble popups down the 3B line and pulling outside pitches for groundouts, flailing on changeups…the power he has is almost superfluous, because the shift has him reeling and he seems to be between two places all the time. What’s he down to now, LH? If that continues, he might have to think about becoming an exclusive righty, but in the offseason. I hope he can turn it around, but I’m not encouraged.

    C!

  171. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    rr212 – baby steps. :)

    Hey, win the game, even if by one run, right?

    Things can build upon themselves that way. Win one, then two, etc.

    A win can really go far to bring confidence back to a team.

    WIN YANKEES!

  172. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    can we please hit Bruce Chen…

  173. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    “best move Cashman ever made….”

    Definitely won’t argue that.

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    blake, it’s coming this inning. Because you asked for it.

  175. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I can’t hit at all left handed…..but when I used to try to hit that way I opened up my stance and the first instinct was to collapse the back leg and swing up….it just feels more natural….

  176. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Pretty please.

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Or maybe next inning!

    :)

  178. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    “GREAT job by CC. Who battles more than he does. We’re so lucky to have him.”

    best move Cashman ever made….
    ====================================

    Which tells you all you need to know about Brian Cashman as a GM.

    Everybody one the PLANET knew CC Sabathia was a stud… Cashman just had the biggest checkbook.

  179. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    YF – you forgot to put sugar on it.

    ;)

  180. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    those close ups of Tex are always funny with the crazy eyes

  181. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Every pitcher is junking us to death. :(

  182. shaman1993 May 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Is this Bruce Chen or Sandy Koufax we’re hitting against? I honestly can’t tell

  183. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    “Everybody one the PLANET knew CC Sabathia was a stud… Cashman just had the biggest checkbook”

    same for Cole Hamels…..Cashman needs to repeat history

  184. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    blake, lol, that’s what tex does. Off balance, and under the ball and pulling off, lower body basically unavailable. It’s painful to look at, even. I feel for the guy. Yesterday he had the look of someone who is just nonplussed after that DP. I don’t think he knows how in hell to fix it.

  185. JM May 4th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Any word on when Gardner might be back? Swisher looks like Sunday

  186. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    trish, go ahead, anything that will work. ;)

    Gardy–Not till at least Tuesday if then…

  187. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Whelp, they wouldn’t sign Holliday, they wouldn’t keep Montero, and they have no one arriving for probably 3 years from the system with a true plus bat.

    Might as well cough it up for Hamels and win with other people’s developed pitching, since they can’t get that right either. You want to win with pitching, go buy it. We know you have no patience to actually develop it.

  188. shaman1993 May 4th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I read, somewhere, they may want Gardy to make a rehab start before returning

  189. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Man, they really miss Gardner.

  190. GregD May 4th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    the umpire’s strike zone changes every night

  191. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Every pitcher is junking us to death.
    ///

    :roll:

  192. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Maybe a couple rehab games for Gardy

  193. GregD May 4th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    if we get a lead by the 8th, it will be the first time in a long time, we want be looking for Mo

  194. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Yea this is as close to a must win as you can get in early May.

  195. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    GregD May 4th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    if we get a lead by the 8th, it will be the first time in a long time, we want be looking for Mo
    ///

    :( :( :(

  196. JM May 4th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    They really miss both Gardy and Swish….

  197. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    “Might as well cough it up for Hamels and win with other people’s developed pitching, since they can’t get that right either. You want to win with pitching, go buy it. We know you have no patience to actually develop it.”

    yup

  198. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Oooh, almost….

  199. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hit the wall before his glove. Let’s get the last out here, C.

  200. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    was it last year or the year before that CC was throwing like 98 and 99 at KC….he must like that mound and the humidity/heat there

  201. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    JM May 4th, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    They really miss both Gardy and Swish….
    ///

    Their return will really help. Seems like they’ve been gone forever.

  202. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Look the mettle of this team is going to be tested, and tonight is the first test. CC is more than doing his job, despite that hit, and the guys are really trying to field everything well and cleanly. So what we need to see is enough offense to put the game away, and then our pen come out and do its thing.

    You know for sure they’re trying like hell, and they want this game more than anything.

    It’s not always easy.

  203. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    C!

  204. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Grandy nice play, very nice

  205. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    JETE!

    Way to pick up CC.

    Love when he does that side-step throw.

  206. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    C gets out of it.

    Don’t remember that, blake, but he likes the heat alright.

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    “They really miss both Gardy and Swish….”

    Any ETR on either?

  208. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Okay, I’m going out on a limb and calling next inning our scoring inning. Of course, I won’t mind being wrong and having it be this inning!

    :)

  209. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Blake, two years ago.

  210. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    http://www.captainsblog.info/2.....-sun/2131/

    JAP….it was 2010….I found this about it….

  211. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Little things.

    Robby gets a hit.

    Little things can turn into big things.

    One hit at a time.

  212. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    yay Cano!

  213. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Cano has been out in front and pulling off a lot of balls….his timing is just off….he’s going to hit

  214. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Swish Sunday, somebody just said.

  215. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Blake, C. averaged 95.88, touched 99.3 and his sinker topped @97.9:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=812

  216. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    “Everybody one the PLANET knew CC Sabathia was a stud… Cashman just had the biggest checkbook”

    same for Cole Hamels…..Cashman needs to repeat history
    ========================================

    Problem is, he might not have access to the biggest checkbook if the Yankees are serious about getting under 189 by ’14.

    That means we get to lean on that awesome Brian Cashman farm system again… Last time we did that was 2008…. Anybody remember how that worked out???

  217. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Nunzzz! Bat speed, yeah!

  218. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    :)

    YES!!!!

    Nunez makes it all right.

  219. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    And THAT’S why Nuney is here, folks.

  220. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Stew>Martin

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “Swish Sunday, somebody just said.”

    Hallelujah!

  222. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    YF,

    Thanks….I always wondered what got into him that day.

    the ying and the yang of Nunie!

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Yankees are hardly pathetic.

    Some fans are just far too impatient I’d say.

  224. muwarriorsfan May 4th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    How is Russell Martin any better than Chris Stewart?

  225. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    “Stew>Martin”

    at the moment….there honestly is very little difference….Martin is faster

  226. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RrdwElnTU

  227. xcv May 4th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    i don’t believe it. 2 hits with risp with 2 outs no less.

    stewart > martin

    now can faux ace hold the lead?

  228. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    “Problem is, he might not have access to the biggest checkbook if the Yankees are serious about getting under 189 by ’14.”

    well that’s Hal’s fault

  229. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    The signs were there last night.

    I am really psyched to have this be a game where we need a closer.

    Test right away. Why not.

  230. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 4th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    And THAT’S why Nuney is here, folks.
    =================================

    So he can butcher everything on defense, make countless mistakes running the bases and get a hit once a week???

  231. Against All Odds May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Jeter

  232. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    DAMNED PATHETIC OFFENSE!

  233. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Woot! En fuego, etccccccccccc…

  234. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    oh my, 3-4-5 should really learn from Jeter.

  235. Benny Blanco May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    DEREK!!!!!!!

  236. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Jeter is just remarkable

  237. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Jeterbeast….just a magical year so far for the washed up captain

  238. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Kudos for the Yankee bats turning it around.

    CC held them, the offense came back.

    A team coming alive.

  239. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I hope folks realize how special Jeter is….

  240. rr212 May 4th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    blake, Jeter IS in beast mode.

  241. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RrdwElnTU

    :)

    Talk about a quick study YF!

    Just love it. Very fitting all around I would say. Agree?

  242. jacksquat May 4th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Funny, I was just thinking it may have to be the bottom of the lineup to get it done.

  243. JM May 4th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    The Captain decided they weren’t going to lose this game

  244. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    blake, if they don’t they are flat out stoooopid. No other way to say it.

  245. mick May 4th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    THE BEAST HAS AWOKEN.

  246. blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    If someone told you Jeter would be hitting .407 with a 1.053 OPS on May 4th what would you say….

  247. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Safe.

  248. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    blake, I would say that nothing Jeter does ever surprises me. Ditto, Mo.

  249. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Today is the first day of the rest of our season!

    You just knew those bats were going to break out.

    I think Mo’s injury lit the fire, however.

  250. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    “If someone told you Jeter would be hitting .407 with a 1.053 OPS on May 4th what would you say….”

    He’s finally through with Minka.

    :)

  251. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Now, I next want to see Alex get his timing back.

  252. blake May 4th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    YF,

    he’s amazing….but I’d be lying if I said I thought he still had this in there….I never thought he was finished…I always though he could get back to be really good…..I just didn’t know if he had MVP caliber performance left….clearly he does

  253. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    http://www.captainsblog.info/2…..-sun/2131/

    JAP….it was 2010….I found this about it….
    ///

    For some reason, I don’t remember him throwing that hard. Thanks.

  254. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Friggin’ changeup… Grr!

  255. sunny615 May 4th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Egads. Where would this team be without Jeter?

  256. blake May 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    “For some reason, I don’t remember him throwing that hard. Thanks.”

    what’s interesting is that it’s really the only time he has that I can remember since he was much younger

  257. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    sunny – it’s not only Jeter. He doesn’t account for all 6 runs. They’re all starting to contribute. Credit where it’s due, right?

  258. Tyler May 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    blake, I would say that nothing Jeter does ever surprises me. Ditto, Mo.
    ——————————————–

    I love Jeter but when he has ever had over a 1.00 OPS. That’s just insane for any player. It’s so great to see him sticking it to the talking heads who declared him done.

  259. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    blake, he just needs to remain healthy. Knock on wood.

  260. Tyler May 4th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    The last time I was at Kauffman Stadium I bought a Moustakas Northwest Arkansas Naturals shirt. That shirt if paying off big time right now… he can flat out rake.

  261. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    I hope folks realize how special Jeter is….
    ///

    I think it’s beginning to dawn on some…Torre was on Francesa today. Said even he had his mouth open in awe on that 5-for-5 day. Greatest individual performance I’ve ever seen live. Baseball, that is.

  262. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I don’t understand people who profess to be fans but stick around to totally complain nonstop about everything and then disappear when things go good. WTF with that? Seriously, WTF is up with that. That’s whack.

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Good stop by Tex.

  264. Tyler May 4th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Alright come on CC… limit the damage here. 4 run lead to work with.

  265. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    C!!!!!!!!!!!

  266. Against All Odds May 4th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    yes double play

  267. Tyler May 4th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Great job CC!

  268. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    “The last time I was at Kauffman Stadium I bought a Moustakas Northwest Arkansas Naturals shirt. That shirt if paying off big time right now… he can flat out rake.”

    Tyler, Moustakas isn’t the only player on KC who can hit the ball either. I think sometimes people look at a team’s bottom line and make assumptions based on that without taking the time to see what the team is really all about. (Rays are a great example of that, when they weren’t very good – according to their W-L – but had really good pitching and offense, and a dastardly bullpen that set a record for blowing late-inning leads.)

    KC has some very good players.

  269. Tyler May 4th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    trisha-

    KC’s farm system has been at the top of the league for the last few years. Hosmer (despite his early slump), Moustakas, Butler, Escobar are all young talented players. Alex Gordon looks like he’s finally come into his own a little bit.

    They need to wait for their young pitching to develop and I think it will develop, it will just take time. The future is bright there if they stick to the course.

  270. Tyler May 4th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    The Coyotes beat Nashville 1-0 to take a 3-1 series lead… whoever would have thought that Phoenix might be in a Conference Final?

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Ahem, ahem!

    DEWAYNE WISE!!!!!

    :)

    Oh yeah.

  272. JobaTipsHisCap May 4th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    cano got a hit from Chen.

    lol

  273. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Let’s get the run in here.

  274. HebrewHammer May 4th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    nice hit by DW

  275. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    “They need to wait for their young pitching to develop and I think it will develop, it will just take time. The future is bright there if they stick to the course.”
    .
    Absolutely agree. And I will be so happy for their fans because they have really been in a drought for quite a while.

  276. Dionysius Thelxinoe May 4th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    May 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    I don’t understand people who profess to be fans but stick around to totally complain nonstop about everything and then disappear when things go good. WTF with that? Seriously, WTF is up with that. That’s whack.

    ———

    Trolls. Nothin more.

  277. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Trenton lost 7-5 in 10 innings. Mustelier with 3 hits including a homer. Marshall gave up 11 hits and 5 runs, but only 3 of them were earned.

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....x_treaax_1

  278. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Charleston wins 5-1.

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....x_crdafx_1

  279. MoRings42 May 4th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    How insane is Jeter this season? There have only been 3 games so far where he hasn’t gotten a hit.

  280. MoRings42 May 4th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    4*

  281. Benny Blanco May 4th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    guess cc can go for CG

  282. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    blake May 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    “For some reason, I don’t remember him throwing that hard. Thanks.”

    what’s interesting is that it’s really the only time he has that I can remember since he was much younger
    ///

    In 2009, he had that Saturday afternoon start at home against Boston where he was dealing like 95 in the August heat. That’s the one that stands out for me. Same weekend we belted Smoltz, beat Bard, and AJ started that 15 inning affair that Alex settled with that two-run shot into the bullpen off Tazawa.

  283. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Dionysius Thelxinoe, I would be inclined to agree but some of them have been here a while and just seem to show up to complain. Very confusing.

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Yanks can taste the win.

    I’m happy to count my chickens.

    HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!!!

  285. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for boxscores, GB. Marshall’s sinker looked good the little I watched after the slow start. Hoping to have Zoilo and Corban playing there soon.

  286. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Good. No need to blow out CC’s arm.

    And we need a check of our closing crew anyway. (I realize it isn’t a save situation)

  287. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    YankeeFem both Joseph and “Zorro” almonte were taking batting practice today, so, they’re getting close. Gotta get Muruzac back on the bench. He’s really bad at 2nd and short. Decent at 3rd and 1st……sometimes.

  288. -Matt- May 4th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that, generally, Jeter has had an insane contact rate? It’s like most strikes against him are fouls.

  289. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Pruf, that CC game as per pitchfx @94.63, topping @97.6.

  290. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Scranton lost 3-0 and left the bases loaded when Cust struck out to end the game.

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....de=gameday

  291. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    DRob coming in. Looks kind of pensive.

    Oppo for the Son. Nice stroke.

  292. yanks 27 May 4th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Joe better not bring in MO tonight

  293. J. Alfred Prufrock May 4th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks fem. I remember he basically sat 95, didn’t know what he topped out at.
    ///

    Warning: HAZMATS AHEAD:

    The Son catching, batting cleanup, oppo single. :D

  294. -Matt- May 4th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Really pumped to see Robertson’s closing debut. Best of luck to him.

  295. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Wow, Sux and O’s knotted at 4-4, bottom of the 10th, in beantown. Lester started the game.

    I’m telling you that these aren’t your O’s of recent history! And what sweet irony that Dan Duquette is now Exec VP of Operations for the O’s.

  296. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    GB, bet Marshall wasn’t thrilled. Heyer can tell him all about that infield…

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “Joe better not bring in MO tonight”

    No need. Not a save situation.

    :)

  298. jr1212 May 4th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Smart move by the Joe G. getting Robertson in to get that last outs. Get him use to closing games.

  299. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Curious to see how Joe uses DRob/Sori. I still want DRob to get the highest leverage innings.

    K!

  300. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    DRob definitely a Yankee hero. He’s amazing.

    Francouer has a scary expression!

  301. -Matt- May 4th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Robertson pumping 95
    It’s crazy how hard that kid can throw

  302. -Matt- May 4th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Especially when he’s painting the black every pitch

  303. JM May 4th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    BryanHoch RT @jnorris427: Austin Romine is going to see a specialist regarding his back.

    Poor Romine. Doesn’t sound good.

  304. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Hoping Chien Ming now moves to AA. Handled A ball game well in his rehab game tonight.

  305. -Matt- May 4th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Holy crap, 96

  306. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    “Poor Romine. Doesn’t sound good.”

    Geeze Louise.

    :(

  307. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    K

  308. TheStraw May 4th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Somehow I think we’re going to be ok when Mo finally hangs em up.

  309. 4 NYY May 4th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    DRob has to close. Can’t trust Soriano in that spot.

  310. hardwired7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    so good.

  311. yankeefeminista May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Ugh, I knew that back problem of Romine’s wasn’t something minor. It’s recurred for two years now. He needs to do holistic strengthening before he comes back.

    Atta boy, DRob!!! Good win.

  312. TheStraw May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Nice bounce back win.

  313. Bronx Jeers May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Did that kid just throw that ball Girardi gave him away?

  314. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 4th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Straw – forced preview. Gifts to the Yankees from Mo and his main man – for a job so well done, on and off the field.

    :)

  315. JM May 4th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 4th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    Did that kid just throw that ball Girardi gave him away?

    Yes he did. LOL

  316. GreenBeret7 May 4th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Pujols now hitting .200 and 0 homers, 5 RBI in 105 at bats. That’s struggling.

  317. RYUKINGDOM May 4th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I’m inclined to have Stewart and Martin catch 50/50 the rest of the season. Sort of have a running competition.

  318. JM May 4th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    New thread >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  319. jr1212 May 4th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Great job by Robertson. He is the perfect guy to replace Mo. Great stuff, great make up and probably a better person.
    The Yanks should just name him closer. Sometimes it gets frustation with the Yanks not giving players defined roles. First it was the rotation competion, now not naming a closer. I understand competition but these are professionals. If you think they need more motivation maybe they shouldnt be here. It just results in players not feeling comfortable

  320. GhettoBlaster May 4th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I think that is why Cervelli is in Triple AAA- Getting him time to be the everyday catcher next year.

  321. 4 NYY May 4th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Great job by Robertson. He is the perfect guy to replace Mo. Great stuff, great make up and probably a better person.
    The Yanks should just name him closer. Sometimes it gets frustation with the Yanks not giving players defined roles. First it was the rotation competion, now not naming a closer. I understand competition but these are professionals. If you think they need more motivation maybe they shouldnt be here. It just results in players not feeling comfortable

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

    Better person? That’s a stretch !!! ( nothing wrong with DRob though ) If DRob can cut his walks he should be able to replace Mo.

    But can anyone really do that ?

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