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Pettitte: “I feel like I’m ready”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 06, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi said he’ll talk to Brian Cashman in the next day or two about a plan for Andy Pettitte, but Pettitte seemed to think today’s five innings in Rochester were all he needed to rejoin the big league rotation.

“I’m going to let them let everybody know what we’ve got going on,” Pettitte said. “I feel like I’m ready, and I think they’re ready for me to come up.”

Pettitte gave up five runs — three earned — on eight hits through five innings. The final pitching line isn’t particularly good, but according to my old friend Donnie Collins, Pettitte said after the game that he feels ready for major-league hitters.

“I do,” Pettitte said. “I just felt like it was getting my work in. Felt really good my last start, had a better feel for my offspeed pitches. I don’t know, I just couldn’t feel the ball coming off my fingers real well (today). Maybe the heat down in Tampa helps with that. All in all, it was good. It was good to get out there, get in trouble and have to work my way out of trouble, just going through what you have to go through to get ready. … It’s inevitable, I believe, to get me up there and get in the mix.”

This was Pettitte’s sixth minor league start, and his second in a row approaching 100 pitches.

“Speaking with them, there was no rush,” Pettitte said. “We knew all along, they were telling me how many starts I needed to make if I stayed healthy and continued to progress and feel good about things. There was no need to rush, because it’s difficult what I’m trying to do. I’m excited to get back, and I believe everyone is excited to get me back. I’m looking to go up there and do my part. I think everybody knows what to expect from me. I don’t go out there and throw shutouts or complete game shutouts. I’m going to battle and give six, seven, eight innings. I’m going to battle my tail off. It’s not going to be easy for me, and it never has been easy for me.”

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163 Responses to “Pettitte: “I feel like I’m ready””

  1. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Baltimore’s Chris Davis is having a game from Hell. 0-6 with 5 strikeouts and a GIDP. In the “Pigs do Fly” category. Reynolds is 2-2 with 4 walks and a stolen base.

  2. Niblick May 6th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    If he pitches that poorly in the minors, I think Pettitte is delusional when he says he’s ready for major league hitters. Unless he wants to get clobbered.

  3. luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Niblick May 6th, 2012 at 6:26 pm
    If he pitches that poorly in the minors, I think Pettitte is delusional when he says he’s ready for major league hitters. Unless he wants to get clobbered.

    ==========

    I think there is a different mind set in pitching in the minors to get your stuff together than pitching in a game that counts. So I would tend to trust what Pettitte is saying, if he says he is ready, he must be.

  4. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks Odds,

    Let’s hope the few ppl are right….i don’t think that was Mo’s intention to leave the game, he deserves to leave it on his terms, not because of a freak injury. Maybe if he can’t make it to October, we may see him next season.

    ——————-

    He is definitely come next season. He let it be known this is not how he wants it to end

  5. Travis May 6th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

    New York Yankees star pitcher Andy Pettitte pitched five inconsistent innings at Frontier Field today and left to a standing ovation before a regular-season stadium record crowd of 13,584.

    ““I did not expect it,” he said of the packed house. “I didn’t realize there were so many people here, or even that the game had been moved from Batavia. Tell everyone I said ‘thank you.’ I wish I had pitched better.’’

    Andy, classy as always. And he signed autographs after speaking with the media.

  6. Pat M. May 6th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Spring training is over for Andy Pettite it appears……..My expectations are mild for the first 5-6 starts

  7. luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Pat M. May 6th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    Spring training is over for Andy Pettite it appears……..My expectations are mild for the first 5-6 starts

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

    He would be an upgrade over Garcia at worst and at best another number two. Did you seePhelps start? I am wondering how did he performed.

  8. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Mason williams is 3-3 with a 2 run homer, RBi single and a stolen base. Tyler Austin is in his first prolonged slump of the year. 0-2. Bryan Mitchell throw 4 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts. Bichette is still slumping but is 1-2 with a run scored. sanchez isn’t playing.

  9. luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    GB7,

    Is it true that Campos is hurt?

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Lindstrom gets the job done. Going to the 14th.

    GO O’S!

  11. LGY May 6th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The Knicks won a playoff game and Phil Hughes pitched into the 7th inning?

    Is this real life?

  12. luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Trisha,

    Feeling better from your allergies?

  13. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    The most inconsistancy with Pettitte was his defensive upport. 2 unearned runs and 2 errors, not counting plays that weren’t made. Not brilliant, but wasn’t that bad. Pawtucket has quite an offensive team.

  14. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Yeah, Campos has a barking elbow. Not much word on the situation.

    http://www.examiner.com/articl.....abled-list

  15. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    One of the few times that I’m looking for Boston to win a game is today.

  16. luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    GB7′

    Thanks, when it rains it poors! No breather for the Yankees lately. Let’s hope the luck factor flips our way from here on out. About the Sux, I hate them but I want to catch up with first place more.

  17. tom tresh 15 May 6th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Pat M ,The more important question is Has the pool opened yet

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Hi luis! Feeling much better thank you. I still haven’t isolated the cause, but the prednisone did the job.

    :)

    Unfortunately I hate the Sux enough that I’m willing to wait out first place, ha ha! A sweep of the Sux at fenway, by the O’s? HEART BE STILL!!!

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Johnson’s pitching is SO righteous.

    This is a fun team to watch.

    On to the 15th inning. You know at this point it’s just a matter of who blinks first.

  20. luis May 6th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    Hi luis! Feeling much better thank you. I still haven’t isolated the cause, but the prednisone did the job.

    Unfortunately I hate the Sux enough that I’m willing to wait out first place, ha ha! A sweep of the Sux at fenway, by the O’s? HEART BE STILL!!!

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

    :D I knew you were going to say that! I don’t live deep in to enemy territory like you do, but probably would act like you do if I did ;) Glad to hear that you are feeling better, I just hope that the cause of it gets zero in. I know how frustrating it is when you don’t know what it is causing it.

  21. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    @ luis phelps had a high pitch count in his first start but most of us think he’ll get in under control in start 2. He was probably nervous.

  22. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Trisha

    You live in RS’ territory. That can only cause allergies.
    Trust me, I am a doctor
    ;)

  23. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Tampa Yanks lose in 18 inning, 7-6. Final box score.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....8;did=milb

  24. luis May 6th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    @ luis phelps had a high pitch count in his first start but most of us think he’ll get in under control in start 2. He was probably nervous.

    ==========

    Thanks Odds,

    I wonder after this Hughes start if Phelps is going to have a chance of a second start?

  25. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I think there is a different mind set in pitching in the minors to get your stuff together than pitching in a game that counts. So I would tend to trust what Pettitte is saying, if he says he is ready, he must be.”

    Totally agree Luis. :D

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    jmv – :lol:

    Not quite as funny, the O’s just hit into their 5th or 6th straight DP. Every time they manage to get their leadoff on, they hit into a DP. Oh dear..

    Guess the O’s just need to hit one out and get it over with.

  27. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hi, Luis!

    If Andy is ready, Phelps won’t start again, unles Hughes implodes

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Here’s the biotch. Wieters just hit a 2-out double. If the darned runners hadn’t been erased, O’s take the lead. Grrr.

  29. igotid88 May 6th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I think with Pettitte is just about getting his arm ready

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    GB – Chris Davis up.

    :(

  31. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I can’t believe that Sux’ bullpen is stringing zeros

  32. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    luis,
    Come back to the proper hemisphere. Good to see you.

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Bottom of the 15th. Hey if the Sux take this, so be it. I want my night back. But I just don’t want it to be at the hands of the cheating roid monster. That’s all.

    I take it back. I don’t want them to take it.

  34. luis May 6th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    GB7,

    Thanks for the info on the game, saw the pitching line of Kanhle…not pretty. I thought he was held in high regard. At this point in time, do you think he is as good as Montgomerie?

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    jmv, really disappointing. They had been so horrendous.

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    One pitch, one down. Nice.

  37. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    This O’s Sox game is a win-win for us. Technically we should be rooting for the Sox to win because the O’s are 1st. But if the O’s win —oh well :D

  38. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    i think its funny that people are falling for the pitiful O’s again. even kenny singleton pointed out that although their record is nice, they just don’t have the talent to compete in the division when the O’s came to NY this week. they will finish under .500 again.

  39. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped
    blue says:
    May 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    jmv, really disappointing.
    They had been so
    horrendous.”

    —————————–
    Horrendous is that I wrote zeros in stead of zeroes, LOL

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Tar, I can’t live my life on technicalities.

    :D

    Seriously though, Johnson looks as good as any closer I’ve ever seen, not named Mo.

  41. luis May 6th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Tom!

    I’ll be back on Tuesday. I am sick of the hotels and eating in restaurants, I am longing for a good home cooked meal! likewise my friend, it is good to see you a be around at least for little while.

    Tar,

    I guess we are on the same page! ;)

  42. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    “Technically we should be
    rooting for the Sox ”

    —————————-
    Tar,

    Sorry, I can’t
    ;)

  43. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Boston and Baltimore are eating up their bullpens. Always good news.

  44. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I think they will give Phelps a second start just to see where he is

  45. Yank1 May 6th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Noesi with 7 IP, 4 hits, 1 run today – when are Hughes/Nova going to give us one of those outings?

  46. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:12 pm


    GreenBeret7 says:
    May 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    Boston and Baltimore are
    eating up their bullpens.
    Always good news.”
    —————————-

    Can’t they eat each other? That would be nice

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    “Horrendous is that I wrote zeros in stead of zeroes, LOL”

    I’m so tired I didn’t even notice.

    :)

    ***********

    “i think its funny that people are falling for the pitiful O’s again. even kenny singleton pointed out that although their record is nice, they just don’t have the talent to compete in the division when the O’s came to NY this week. they will finish under .500 again.”

    Pitiful are they? Then give me pitiful any day.

    They are just so nice to watch. I’m loving their success. And they are actually quite good.

    But thanks for the info, nostradamus!

  48. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Hughes had a similar outing today

  49. luis May 6th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    @ luis phelps had a high pitch count in his first start but most of us think he’ll get in under control in start 2. He was probably nervous.

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

    I am a prospect hugger so I am somewhat at odds on the subject. I want Phelps to pitch for the team, but I love Andy and I wish Hughes to fulfill his promise. But i agree that he isn’t pitching unless Hughes implodes.

  50. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    chris davis is about to come in to pitch for the O’s. shows you have valuable he is to buck that it’s the 16th inning and he still hasnt been used…

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    “Tar,

    Sorry, I can’t

    ;)

    A small but select fraternity.

    :)

  52. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Kahnle has been on the DL for more than a month. His first game of the year. Throws hard, but, tends to get wild.

  53. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    “Tar,
    Sorry, I can’t”

    No problem I can’t either. I’m just saying if the Sox win-us Yankee fans still win! :D

    “I guess we are on the same page!”

    Luis

    We usually are. Safe travels home.

  54. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    it doesnt take nostradamus to predict that just like last year the O’s are overachieving early and will suck in the end. just like last season.

  55. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    “Against All Odds says:
    May 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    I think they will give
    Phelps a second start
    just to see where he is”

    ——————————-

    I hope so, but it depends on when would be his turn to start. He’ll be on line before Andy, I think

  56. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Yep unless Hughes bombs Phelps probably gets sent back to AAA.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Y’s Guy, why would you want to come here and spoil our fun? If you don’t think they’re any good, that’s your prerogative. But there’s no need to dissect them right now.

    *********

    They played 13 Friday night. At this point if you’re one of the players do you just want the game to be over or do you scrap for everything to win it?

    Actually for the Sux there’s no question they need to scrap for the sake of any pride they may have left.

  58. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Tyler Austin just hit his league leading 10th homer off of the batter’s eye in dead center.

  59. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Luis,

    Please stop talking trash about hotels food and how good is home stuff. I’m going to be out for 6 weeks soon.
    :)

  60. luis May 6th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Well guys ii have an early start, so I bid all a very good night.

    Tar,

    Thanks for the good wishes!

  61. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Luis,

    Nice to see you around again! You’ve been missed.

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    “it doesnt take nostradamus to predict that just like last year the O’s are overachieving early and will suck in the end. just like last season.”

    They certainly didn’t suck in the end since they spoiled just about everyone’s chances at success! In fact they may have had the best record in the majors in the month of September. And then there was the sinking of the SS Sux-tanic.

    No, they’ll always have a special place in my heart. And they have some different players this year.

    But we’ll see!

  63. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    because in my lifetime the Orioles have been much more of a nemesis to the yankees than the red socks, despite the red socks more recent success. i hate the orioles as much if not more than the red socks and i always will. i do not think much of people who root for other teams in the yankees division, especially the Orioles

  64. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Take care Luis

  65. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    that was actually a very good pitch.

  66. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I agree with you, trisha, I think the O’s have definitely improved. Not that beating the Yanks or Sux this year has been too hard, but still…

  67. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    are you talking about the same orioles who lost 93 games last season? that is pitiful. if you want to say they spoiled someone in september its only because they rolled over like dogs in june july and august.

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    “i do not think much of people who root for other teams in the yankees division, especially the Orioles”

    Well put me on the very bottom of your Christmas card list because I root for all of them except for the Sux. I’m not afraid of competition and it makes me happy to see other teams achieve, especially teams that don’t have the resources the Yankees do. I’d rather have the Yankees play the best teams they can rather than steamroll their way through the season.

  69. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I love the internet, luis the Venezuelan exchanging good nights with Wang in Taiwan.

  70. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    He’s out!

  71. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Y’s Guy

    This is not the same O’s team as last year, that is obvious to any one who has watched them.

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    MATT WIETERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my God. UNBELIEVABLE! jmv, was that great??????

  73. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    what is the difference between rooting for the red socks or rooting for the orioles. im sure the orioles have a better record vs. the yankees than the red socks do..

  74. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    “If you want to say they spoiled someone in september its only because they rolled over like dogs in june july and august.”

    Y’sG, also true, and very enjoyable!

  75. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Hahaha!!!!

    Of course, Trisha!

    Mmmm
    Can we borrow Wieters?

  76. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    they are exactly the same orioles as last year. pretty much the same roster. same april record, same manager, what is different?

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    “I agree with you, trisha, I think the O’s have definitely improved. Not that beating the Yanks or Sux this year has been too hard, but still…”

    “This is not the same O’s team as last year, that is obvious to any one who has watched them.”

    Absolutely astute comments. They are so improved.

    I have to say I feel bad for Darnell McDarnell. Those losers are booing him? That’s just wrong.

  78. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    I love the internet, luis the Venezuelan exchanging good nights with Wang in Taiwan.

    :) It’s crazy. We’ve got folks all over the planet on this blog.

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    :(

    Oh Wilson.

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    The players are not the same. They’ve picked up some really scrappy players. Their pitchers are finally pitching. It’s a different team.

    But, whatever.

    *********

    If Sux lose this, Darnell McDonell would be the losing, er, pitcher.

  81. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    “It’s crazy. We’ve got
    folks all over the planet
    on this blog.”
    —————————–
    And one from another planet. Wears # 42

  82. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    kenny singleton starts the yankees series by saying that the O’s arent getting too caught up in their recored because they need to ‘improve the roster’ this week. but im sure you guys know alot more about what the orioles are than kenny singleton, what does he know?

    anybody want to bet me that the O’s don’t finish better than 4th in the division this year?

  83. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    “they are exactly the same orioles as last year. pretty much the same roster. same april record, same manager, what is different?”

    Are the Yankees exactly the same team?

    All I know is that last series against the Yankees they pitched their butts off. They keep pitching like that and they are going to beat a lot of teams. Are they play-off material–no, but they area improved.

  84. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    who is different on the O’s roster this year besides chen?

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Y’s Guy – you come barging in with some kind of chip on your shoulder. Back off. We’re watching a game.

    ADAM JONES!!!! My stud player, always had him on my fantasy teams.

    :D

  86. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Well, Baltimore have Hammel and Chen who have ERAs under 3. The O’s also have the lowest bullpen ERA (1.52) which in the past was not the case.

    I would say that’s a vast improvement.

  87. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    so tar you taking me up on that bet that the O’s dont finish above 4th?

  88. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    jmv — true. ;)

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Unless the O’s have a position player coming in, I smell victory…

  90. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    no i just speak the truth. nobody taking me up on that offer? c’mon trish, you know so much about the O’s…you’renot taking me up on it?

  91. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped
    blue says:
    May 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    Unless the O’s have a
    position player coming in,
    I smell victory…”
    ——————————
    They could have their version of Swish…
    ;)

  92. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    nobody?

  93. Ruby Wednesday May 6th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Sux are toast, down 9-6 going to ther bottom of the 17th.

  94. Wang IS Taiwan May 6th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    BTW, I’m not real happy about Chen being on the O’s though — the last two mornings I woke up to see the Sux on ESPN — didn’t make sense until I remembered that Chen’s the new guy here in Taiwan — though people all still rooting for Wang to get back. Wang’s just a really classy, humble guy — so rare among athletes.

    Texas has also been shown here in lieu of the Yanks. I don’t blame the producers for wanting to see Texas over the Yanks this year, but come on…

  95. Yank1 May 6th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Os will fall down to earth. They play Texas next with an exhausted bullpen – they’ll get swept and be on their merry way to 4th place.

  96. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    so you wanna brag about the great orioles, but you wont bet me nothing that this great team can’t finish above 4th?

  97. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    “so tar you taking me up on that bet that the O’s dont finish above 4th?”

    So Y, I could care less where the the O’s finish in the division as along as it’s behind the Yankees. I agree with Trish- chill out.

    My point is that they are an improved team from last year. And here is a bet I will take they have a better record this year, than last. Want to bet?

  98. Ruby Wednesday May 6th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Did little Bobby V. run out of pitchers ? Tough sh!t !

  99. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    great job by the great showalter throwing a position player out there to lose this game. nice job bucky!

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wang, and they are #2 in the majors in ERA.

    They also have Endy Chavez, Luis Ayala, Tommy Hunter, Pedro Strop, Ronny Paulino AND JJ Hardy is looking like a god.

    But other than that, there haven’t been any changes.

  101. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    You know, suzyn, you just can’t figure baseba;. Chris Davis came inyo the game, hitting .320. Looks for all the word like the game goat with 2 ground outs, 1 more GIDP and 5 strikeouts on an 0-8 night. Now, he’s in line to be the winning pitcher.

  102. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA… all of a sudden the crickets take over…. The Great Orioles! Hahahaha!

  103. pkyankfan69 May 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Chris Davis: 0-8… 5 K’s & a GIDP.

    But if he holds this lead in the bottom of the 17th he will be the winning pitcher.

    Baseball is a crazy wonderful game.

  104. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Come on Y, better record than last year–what do you say?

  105. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    “I could care less
    where the the O’s finish
    in the division as along as
    it’s behind the Yankees.”
    ——————————
    Simple as that

  106. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    trisha,
    Go O’s. We’ll sweep them next time. I’m tired just watching.

  107. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    “HAHAHAHAHA… all of a sudden the crickets take over”

    Hello Y????

  108. darbodla May 6th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    This Sux game is a joke.

  109. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Tar – I think he’s been drinking. He’s not making much sense.

  110. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    no self respecting yankees fan EVER roots for the O’s

  111. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Y

    Why do you have to think about it? It’s easy—- better than last year or not.

  112. darbodla May 6th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    ROFL! The DH Davis strikes out Gonzalez.

  113. Pat M. May 6th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    As long as Baltimore wins 72 games all is good……Off to the Pepsi Center for hoops….Wonder what they use when one orders a Rum & Coke ??

  114. darbodla May 6th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Double play Game over! lol

  115. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Charleston wins, 8-2. Final Box score.

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

  116. darbodla May 6th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I’ll watch that replay all year just great.

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    CRICKETS from Ys Guy.

    *********

    Great game guys.

    Perfect Sunday – Yanks win, Knicks win, Sux lose.

    All is right with the universe.

    :)

  118. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    trisha,
    You win a game, the gdp’s are forgiven.

  119. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    “darbodla says:
    May 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    ROFL! The DH Davis
    strikes out Gonzalez.”
    —————————-
    ROFL

  120. Ruby Wednesday May 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Everyone who blogs here drinks, it’s a necessity………….

  121. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Have a great time, Pat M!

  122. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    That probably hasn’t happened in 75 years with 2 position player getting the decision in the same game.

  123. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    so just for the record nobody took me up on the bet… everybody says the O’s are on the rise, but not one person stepped up to the plate.

  124. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    i saw wade boggs pitch for the yankees in anaheim…terrible game but worth waiting till the end for…

  125. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    btw,the reason i said they wont finish above 4th is because i think the O’s will finish above the socks. still under .500, but not last place.

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    “trisha,
    You win a game, the gdp’s are forgiven.”

    Absolutely. But that was a bunch of them, yeow.

    tomingeorgia, I think we’ve earned the right to relax tonight.

    I think I will end it with this – THE O’S SWEEP THE SUX!!!!!!!

    :)

  127. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Y are you ignoring my posts. I want to bet.

    The O’s will have a better record this year. This is what I posted. I don’t blame you for not betting though, because they are a better team this year. Just like I posted.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 6th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Tar – :)

  129. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Bryan Mitchell is finally healthy. was hitting 96 with some regularity today for Charleston.

  130. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    ok so you say they will finish 3rd or better in the division and i say they wont. done.
    nothing on it but fun to bet anyway. we’ll check in at the end.!

  131. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Y’s

    Stop changing the narrative to fit your pre-conceived notions.

    I and others said the O’s are an improved team from last year. You came on in a huff, and tried to say they are the same team as last year.

    Ok want to bet? Yes or No.

  132. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    trisha,
    I’m going to relax. I’m exhausted from yesterday. Today we looked like the New York Yankees. What more could you want? Going to bed, seeya tomorrow. Day off tomorrow, for both me and the Yanks. Hope I and they can sleep late.

  133. Ruby Wednesday May 6th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Chris Davis 15 of 23 pitches for strikes, he could take Matusz’ spot………………

  134. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    yes tar, i say once again that the O’s will finish no better than 4th. thats the bet i offered.

  135. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Trisha, Tom,

    I really like you, guys
    ;)

  136. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    The pitching so far for Baltimore has been considerably better than last year, both starting and bullpen. Maybe it’s just maturity, maybe a fluke. They had hitting last year, but, couldn’t outhit their pitching staff. Not sure Ayala is their secret, but, he’s pitching as well this year as he did for NY last year. Adding Lindstrom and O’Day to the pen and Hammel to the rotation has certainly helped. So has adding Chris Davis’ bat…and now his strong right arm.

  137. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    jmv,
    We look on the bright side, aren’t hoping and wishing for somebody or anybody to get fired, and know we’ll play better from now on. It’s a lot easier that way!

  138. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    “GreenBeret7 says:
    May 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    Bryan Mitchell is finally
    healthy. was hitting 96
    with some regularity
    today for Charleston.”
    —————————–
    Good news. That is the same that I want to hear about a pair of Yankees’ pitchers one year from now

  139. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    tar, you still with me? you are saying the O’s will finish above 4th right? that is the bet i offered.

  140. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Ok Y

    But you tried to change what I said and called me out– for a bet on it. I am willing to bet on what I posted, (they are a better team than last year) which had nothing to do with where teams fall in the division race ( finish 4th ???), but whatever lets move on.

  141. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 8:03 pm


    tomingeorgia says:
    May 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    jmv,
    We look on the bright
    side, aren’t hoping and
    wishing for somebody or
    anybody to get fired, and
    know we’ll play better
    from now on. It’s a lot
    easier that way!”
    —————————-
    More of that please!

  142. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    “you are saying the O’s will finish above 4th right? ”

    Y

    are you dense where did I say that?

  143. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Just like the rest of the trolls on here, Fat Pete stops post on Twitter as soon as Boston stops scoring.

  144. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Hughes hit 96 a couple of times today, too. When Mitchell gets to where he can make that fastball, move down or in and out just a couple of inches, his strikeouts will go up.

  145. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    jmv,
    Hell, I remember when Horace Clarke was one of our best players. The best is yet to come.

  146. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    “May 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Hughes hit 96 a couple of
    times today, too. When
    Mitchell gets to where he
    can make that fastball,
    move down or in and out
    just a couple of inches,
    his strikeouts will go up.”
    —————————–
    Do you see a spot for him in the 25-man when Andy returns?

  147. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Horace Clarke gets a pretty bum rap, but, he was a decent hitter, played a solid defense and could run. He gets a bum rap because of the teams he played on. That was not a hitter’s era in the late 60s and early 70s.

  148. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    tar, i offered a bet. you said you took the bet. now you say iim dense because you tried to change the terms of the bet.

    i bet that the o’s will finish no better than 4th. go back and read it. i said the same thing ever time.

    you want to bet someone that the O’s will win lose less than 93 game?!? how weak is that?
    so if they lose 92 you win? that’s a joke. and not what i offered.

    so you saying they will finish above 4th or what?

  149. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Tom,
    Co-signed. There are always goods things to come

  150. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Bryan Mitchell is in Low A Ball at Charleston. DJ Mitchell is in AAA.

  151. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    gb, tom tresh, too… ( still have that tresh bat-day bat somewhere…)

  152. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    GB7

    Wrong Mitchell then

  153. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    GB7,
    Never said Horace was bad, only that he was one of our best players. We’re a little better now than we were then.

  154. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Tommy Tresh’s career started diving when he tore up both knees and his shoulder. He should have been left in left field instead of putting him back at shortstop. He had a chance to be a Matle Ultra Lite. Power, speed, good outfielder with a strong, accurate arm.

  155. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Tom, was only saying that Clarke got a bum rap because of that team. Few people know that his first 2 major league homers were grand slams. As many as Jeter has.

  156. Against All Odds May 6th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Harper :)

  157. tomingeorgia May 6th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    GB7,
    Always liked Horace, he was as clutch as anyone on those teams, which were pretty awful,

  158. Tar May 6th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Y’s you are being dense, probably on purpose.

    I said—

    “This is not the same O’s team as last year, that is obvious to any one who has watched them.”

    You said—

    ““they are exactly the same orioles as last year. pretty much the same roster. same april record, same manager, what is different?”

    They could win 15 more games, which would make them a much better team than last year and still finish in 4th. I’m talking about the O’s being better, not how good division foes are. Where the hell did 4th place come into the conversation anyway”

    Ok I will tell you what I am not really a betting man, but Nick is. I say we let Nick say what the bet is. Let him read our posts and call the terms. What do you say?

  159. Ys Guy May 6th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    ok so it is duly noted that i offered a bet that the O’s wouldnt be any better than 4th and although there was a bunch of noise, nobody took me up on it. no problem.

    so the O’s still suck, just like i said.

  160. randy l. May 6th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    ” First baseman Chris Davis struck out five times, grounded into a double play and then tossed two scoreless innings of relief after Baltimore ran out of pitchers, picking up the win as the Orioles beat Boston 9-6 Sunday in 17 innings.”

    just got in from golf. that’s the craziest day i’ve seen a player have in a long while.

    red sox are hitting the depths.

  161. GreenBeret7 May 6th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Chris Davis’ win today was the first AL position player to get the win a a pitcher since 1968. That winning pitcher was NYYs Rocky Colavito.

  162. jmv May 6th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Randy,

    There is one thing missing in that report: He K’d A-Gon!
    LOL

  163. joeman May 7th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    BIG AL May 7th, 2012 at 7:09 am
    This is going to be a great year to watch some young talent grow. Bryce Harper looks like the real deal, this kid has all the tools.

    ————————————-
    Trout kid is going to be a player also


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