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Game 36: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 15, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (20-15)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones DH
Jayson Nix LF
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia (5-0, 3.51)
Sabathia vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (22-14)
Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Wilson Betemit 1B
Bill Hall DH
Steve Tolleson 3B
Xavier Avery LF

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (3-0, 2.68)
Chen vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network

WEATHER: Slight chance of rain tonight, but right now it looks pretty promising.

UMPIRES: HP Lance Barksdale, 1B Fieldin Culbreth, 2B Adrian Johnson, 3B Gary Cederstrom

POWER VS. POWER: The Yankees are second in baseball with 55 home runs this season. The Orioles lead the Majors with 57. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees are the only team in the Majors that has not won a game in which they have not homered this season. The Yankees are 20-8 when they hit a home run, 0-7 when they don’t.

CANO CAN: In his past eight games, Robinson Cano is hitting .469 (15-for-32) with four doubles, two homers and 10 RBI. He?has raised his season average from .255 to .303 over the stretch.?

GRANDY MAN: After last night’s homer, Curtis Granderson is tied for second in the American League and third in the Majors with 12 home runs this season. He trails only Josh Hamilton (18 homers) and Carlos Beltran (13).

UPDATE, 7:33 p.m.: That’s Jones’ 11th homer of the season and the Orioles have a 1-0 lead in the first. The Yankees only base runner has been a leadoff walk by Rodriguez in the top of this inning.

UPDATE, 7:44 p.m.: There’s a wasted opportunity for the Yankees. A pair of singles had runners at first and second with one out, but Nick Swisher hit into an inning-ending double play. The Yankees are through three innings without scoring a run.

UPDATE, 7:49 p.m.: Double, bunt single and a hit batter have loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the third. Sabathia has J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis and Adam Jones coming up next. Tough spot. Obviously.

UPDATE, 7:53 p.m.: Double play and a ground ball to second. Sabathia limits the damage, but one run scores and it’s 2-0 Orioles.

UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Sabathia’s been limiting the damage and getting out of trouble, but the Yankees are going to have to score some runs for him. Obviously this isn’t Sabathia’s finest work, but he’s giving the offense a chance.

UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: So much for limiting the damage. An RBI double by J.J. Hardy has pushed the Orioles lead to 3-0, meanwhile the Yankees have just two hits.

UPDATE, 9:00 p.m.: Cano’s bobble, Jeter’s not at the bag in time for the out and the Orioles have another run in the sixth. Freddy Garcia is starting to get loose for the Yankees. It’s a 4-0 Baltimore lead. Sabathia has allowed four earned runs once in his past five starts.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Avery’s not too happy about it in left field, but Granderosn has his 13th homer of the season to put the Yankees on the board and make it a 4-2 game in the seventh. He barely got it over the wall and Avery thought fans got in his way of an over-the-wall catch.

UPDATE, 9:23 p.m.: Stewart threw out Jones at second but didn’t get the call, then Jones scored on a passed ball. So it goes. It’s 5-2 Orioles.

UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: That might have been the Yankees chance to do something, but Cano grounds into the double play and the Orioles get out of the eighth without allowing a run. It’s still 5-2. The Yankees have one more chance at the plate.

 
 

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298 Responses to “Game 36: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Did anyone just hear Kay’s opening. What a sicko freak.

    And he cant even bother to pronounce Granderson’s name correctly. Its not Grandisson.

  2. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    What happened to Beckett?

    He got to pitch against Seattle.

  3. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  4. mick May 15th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    on the mound…carston charles sabathia

  5. tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Has my inter quit (at least the blog), or did Robbie just K looking?

  6. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Chen looking pretty good.

  7. tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Swish is the second best outfielder on the field, and one of the best fielders. Why the rush to dump him?

  8. tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    fielders = hitters.

  9. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Good evening,

    Tom,

    He is going to be too expensive. At this point is either him or Grandy, if they want to go below the 189 mil mark.

  10. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Chen is the type of pitch that the Yanks usually struggle against. Let’s if that changes tonight…

  11. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    OMG thank you Mr Chen

  12. tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, luis,
    I like them both, and want to keep them. Swish, to my mind, has become something of a core player, never dogs it, comes through too often to just get rid of.

  13. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Worse than Jim Joyce’s strike calls:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/.....03725.html

  14. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I really hate Brian Roberts. Just seeing his disgusting face in the dugout makes me ill.

    Ever since that loser has been injured, the Orioles have actually performed well against the Red Sox.

  15. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    in cc’s last 7 starts vs. the O’s over the past 2 years, the yankees have won all 7 games by a combined 48-13.

  16. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Well that doesn’t help Tex….

  17. BoJo May 15th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Sure wish we had picked up Beltran last year when many here were calling for it. He still has it.

  18. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, luis,
    I like them both, and want to keep them. Swish, to my mind, has become something of a core player, never dogs it, comes through too often to just get rid of.

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

    Yup, he is looking pretty good. I will reserve judgement until the PS, he does very well during the regular season, but he forgets it once he gets in the PS and starts swinging from his heels. But he has been very important for the team this last three seasons. If he keeps his current approach all season long, he is going to be missed.

  19. tomingeorgia May 15th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Bojo,
    Nice to see you. We’re DOOMED!

  20. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    GRANDY MAN: After last night’s homer, Curtis Granderson is tied for second in the American League and third in the Majors with 12 home runs this season. He trails only Josh Hamilton (18 homers) and Carlos Beltran (13).

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    It’s kind of feast or famine though isn’t it? He’s 4th in the league with 40 K’s already vrs 35 hits. Much of the time his speed is wasted because he’s on his way back to the dugout. I like what he does, but I’d sure like to see him cut down on his K’s.

  21. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Interesting the BP of Mo, Joba, Robertson, and Soriano is down to Soriano.

  22. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    CC really missed location on that one

  23. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Tom,

    I would like to keep him. But i don’t see how we can. You have to extend Cano, then is a choice between Grandy and Swish. Even in this case, if Hughes keeps pitching like his last two starts, we may not be able to afford him either. That’s how inflexible our payroll currently is.

  24. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Interesting the BP of Mo, Joba, Robertson, and Soriano is down to Soriano.

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

    To be fair, there is very little you can do to prevent such a freak number of injuries

  25. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Geez Derek Lowe throws another stunner today, 6-1 with a 2.05 ERA

  26. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Nice hit Nix.

  27. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    at least drob’s injury isnt to his arm, shoulder or legs. doesnt seem too terrible, he’ll miss time, but it shouldnt have much hangover once he’s back.

  28. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Interesting the BP of Mo, Joba, Robertson, and Soriano is down to Soriano.

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

    To be fair, there is very little you can do to prevent such a freak number of injuries

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    Agree it is just so ironic.

  29. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Surprised Stewart is not bunting here.

  30. BoJo May 15th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Tom—DOOMED is too good for us.

  31. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    derek lowe, chris capuano, jake peavy (except today), some unexpected aces this year…

  32. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Anyone watching the Betances start? …I can only get gameday, but so far it doesn’t look pretty. 76 pitches, 36 strikes and 40 balls. I wonder if he is being squeezed.

  33. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Seemed like a pretty obvious bunt situation with Stewart there. Guess not.

  34. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    derek lowe, chris capuano, jake peavy (except today), some unexpected aces this year…

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I’d probably give a vote to Colon in that group, J. Santana is also getting back into the fold

  35. BoJo May 15th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Anyone watching the Betances start? …I can only get gameday, but so far it doesn’t look pretty. 76 pitches, 36 strikes and 40 balls. I wonder if he is being squeezed.
    ____________
    That sounds painful.

  36. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Jete!

  37. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    By not advancing A-Rod last inning, Tex cost the Yankees a run, and A-Rod was caught mouthing a few unprintable words.

  38. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Its amazing that C Stew continues to catch CC. The guy has been a proven star his entire career with plenty of different catchers. Why does Joe need to put Stew behind the plate every game CC pitches.

  39. Nilsson May 15th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Resist the urge to quibble with a centerfielder hitting over .900 OPS. But that’s just me. Besides Grandy’s speed isn’t being wasted on defense lately.

  40. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Sigh

  41. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Tough luck. He did put a good swing on that pitch.

  42. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    How come swish doesn’t beat his chest when he screws up :-)

  43. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    It seems like the Yankees in the last few games have killed more rallies by hitting into the DP.

  44. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    It seems like the Yankees in the last few games have killed more rallies by hitting into the DP.

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

    Yup, but in this case Swish hit the ball well.

    Bad play by Arod there.

  45. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    im not surprised at all about johan, he’s one of my favorite mlb players. he had already been winning with diminishing stuff and i never doubted that he was going to pitch well if he was healthy. he is one tough hombre and although i was against ‘the trade’ (remember when ‘the trade’ meant something else than it does now) i always wished he’d be a yankee. (and i still do…)

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Just got in. Suzyn said that Buck said tonight’s pitcher is their best, FWIW.

    Hope to join up soon.

    GO CC!!!!!

  47. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Wow. CC is really off so far.

  48. jackamir May 15th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Slip, sliding away… A trap game w/CC pitching.

  49. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’ll take it. Bats need to wake up now.

  50. luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Could have been worse, nice way of minimizing the damage

  51. Nilsson May 15th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    CC limits the damage to min. Good job.

  52. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Bentances down 3-1 in the 4th.

  53. jackamir May 15th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I’ll take it…. CC is so professional.. He is a leader. He is worth every penny.

  54. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    fwiw here’s the top 10 all-time GIDP leaders:

    cal ripken (hof) 350
    ivan rodriguez 337
    hank aaron
    carl yastrzremski
    dave winfield
    eddie murray
    jim rice”

    good hitters hit into dp’s get over it.

  55. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    sorry i quit at 6 (tied for 6th)

  56. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Line drives Tex, those moonshots are just loud outs

  57. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    51 pitches through 4 innings for Chen. Not good for the Yanks.

  58. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Chen looks like a good FA signing from Taiwan.

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Kev, if mick were here I think he would say that this was an example of good pitching stopping good hitting.

    Of course when you have two really good pitchers pitching, then of course the one most on his game is the one who walks home with the nightly prize – unless of course you can get him out of the game and hope his replacement isn’t quite as good.

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    # luis May 15th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Anyone watching the Betances start? …I can only get gameday, but so far it doesn’t look pretty. 76 pitches, 36 strikes and 40 balls. I wonder if he is being squeezed.
    ///

    nope, he’s missing tonight. He got squeezed couple times, but he’s off. They clocked him at 95, 96, 97 and 99, but not commanding. Gave up a 3-run jack for all Toledo scoring so far. Getting into the car soon so I’ll lose game, but I can’t see him coming back after the fourth, he’s up to 96P. Now facing the dude, Eldred, that hit the jack, he just BB’d him and he’s out. 3.2 innings. Not a good start, needless to say.

  61. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Chen looks like a good FA signing from Taiwan.

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    so much for Asian pitchers not translating well here

  62. luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Betances is out of the game in the 4th inning. 104 pitches, 50 strikes-54 balls, 3 ER so far, 7 k’s and 6 BB.

  63. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Trisha, yeah I like Chen. Good pickup by the O’s. No shame in not pounding a guy like him. Yanks need to do a better job of grinding out ABs though.

  64. Against All Odds May 15th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    God six walks

  65. luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    That was his final line.

  66. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    im waiting a bit beyond 7 starts before i nominate wie yen for the cy young. alot of pitchers have looked great their first time around and not so great once people got used to them.
    he does look good now, though.

  67. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    God six walks

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    Maybe it was cold there

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Do we have any hits? I saw Alex BB’d and stole 2B.

  69. luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    77 degrees Triple

  70. luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Yup, Jeter had an oppo single

  71. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks, primo. C gets out of it!

  72. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Let’s get some baserunners!!

  73. Nilsson May 15th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    CC is heavy on the slider so far. It’s still a game though.

  74. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Nix has a hit too

  75. luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Thanks Trader, i forgot about it too.

  76. mick May 15th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    soriano to replace robo=you can never have enough pitching.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    # luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    77 degrees Triple
    ///

    luis, that wasn’t a sincere comment. Just trolling her own prospects, ala Stoneburner, and trolling fellow Yankee fans.

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks, Trader. Wow, already the fifth? I’ll have to rely on John and Suzyn for the next half hour. :(

  79. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I am nothing like Stoneburner

  80. Othello May 15th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    We look old as a team tonight

  81. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Chen’s delivery, when he reaches back, that little thing he does looks a lot like Barry Zito.

  82. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    folks say that every time Verlander takes the mound, you have a chance to see a no-hitter…well, every time the Yankees take the field there is also a good chance you’ll see them get shutout

  83. Othello May 15th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Anybody think Orioles are playing above their head? I think they may be able to keep this going all season. They look young and hungry.

  84. luis May 15th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I am nothing like Stoneburner

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

    Nobody is like him. But if it was a snark comment i think it was uncalled for.

  85. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    JAP-

    Yanks had two chances to score.
    A-Rod walks, steals second, Tex fails to advance him with a weak out to the SS and Granderson flies out, which would have scored A-Rod if he were on 3rd.

    Swisher hits into DP with runners on 1st and 2nd.

  86. Duh Innings May 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Girardi is such a mo ron.

    A-Rod draws a leadoff walk then steals base but Girardi doesn’t order the slumping Teixiera to lay down a bunt to (try to) move A-Rod over to third to set up a man on third and one out or men on first and third and no outs like the other manager Showalter got when he had ordered his man to bunt.

    It’s sad and infuriating to see Showalter outmanaging Girardi who is ridiculously wait for the homerun station-to-station.

    The Yanks better hit a homerun tonight considering they haven’t won a fu cking game without one all year (0-7 in games they didn’t hit a homerun so far.)

    This Yankees team needs new blood. I say rebuild the starting nine for 2013 with Jeter, Cano, Gardner, and Swisher (Swisher DH.) Get rid of everyone else.

  87. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    CC is already putting some of the weight back on

  88. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    and…..that’ll be a wrap

  89. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Othello May 15th, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    Anybody think Orioles are playing above their head? I think they may be able to keep this going all season. They look young and hungry.’
    _________________________________–
    this is very much the same orioles team as last year minus vlad and plus chen. wieters and jones have definitely improved but otherwise, not much has changed. they lost 92 last year. they hung around .500 through may last year then nosedived. they played well at the end to avoid losing near 100.

  90. charlestonchew May 15th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Anyone who complains about CC tonight is clueless. he has been so incredible these past 4-5 starts. And this one isn’t really that bad, just a lot of good baseball from the Orioles. He’s still gonna give us length and hopefully Chen loses a little of his momentum and tires.

  91. Benny Blanco May 15th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hardy har har. I’m not laughing!!! We need to score some damn runs.

  92. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Yankees were 35-17 vs lefty starters last year, 7-5 this year

  93. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    It’s so predictable that the Yanks would struggle against Chen tonight. Of course Tex has to be the one to mess up their one scoring opportunity.

  94. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    ok now we’re going to have a 111 rbi guy bunt with a runner in scoring position…..

    yeah, HE’S the Mo-ron…..

  95. rm May 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Othello May 15th, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    Anybody think Orioles are playing above their head?
    —————————–
    Yes I think the Orioles are playing over their head. It reminds me of the time they were in first place at the break with Lee Mazillli managing them.

  96. JobaTipsHisCap May 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    As usual a rookie pitcher shuts down yankees easily

  97. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    typical the fairweathers come out and declare a loss in the 5th inning…

  98. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    and…..that’ll be a wrap

    —–

    Think it’s over huh?

  99. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t know if the game is over, but CC’s night will soon be over

  100. rm May 15th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    I don’t know if the game is over, but CC’s night will soon be over
    ==================
    CC will probably pitch into the eighth

  101. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    only if G-man wants to save the BP by letting CC throw 130 pitches

  102. charlestonchew May 15th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Chen’s stuff isn’t particularly good, we just haven’t been putting good swings on his stuff. I think that changes this inning. I see four runs in our future.

  103. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    even with his current slump, tex is on a pace to drive in 91 runs this year. and some genius wants him to bunt with a runner in scoring position….

  104. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Chen’s stuff isn’t particularly good, we just haven’t been putting good swings on his stuff. I think that changes this inning. I see four runs in our future.

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    He has above average stuff

  105. charlestonchew May 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I would characterize it as about average, not above.

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Back. Broke down and bought a new destop and that’s where I keep all my business files. Tried to transfer files from my online service to my new computer. Bloody horror show and they’re good enough to stop providing support at 6:30 p.m.

    Oh well.

  107. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    even with his current slump, tex is on a pace to drive in 91 runs this year

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    is this supposed to be a selling point for him?

  108. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Chen is locating his pitches well and the CU looks very good.

  109. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    My last little league team had a better 7-8-9 than what G-man’s been forced to put out there tonight

  110. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    This is awful. An offense that tore apart Felicks Hernandez has decided to quit against Wang Zhou Phuket Chen!

  111. Hassey May 15th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    cue the trombone – Wah, wah, wah, waaaaaaaaaah

  112. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    even with his current slump, tex is on a pace to drive in 91 runs this year

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    is this supposed to be a selling point for him?
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    no, it’s why you dont have him bunt with a risp. when is the last time tex bunted? do you think tex is spending alot of time laying them down in BP?

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Hi mick!

    “He has above average stuff”

    I appears he’s a smart pitcher. Your stuff doesn’t have to be electric if you pitch smart.

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    It appears

  115. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    thats what you call ‘saving face’ literally…

  116. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Chen is no Chump.

    1.77 home ERA and dropping, with a win at home vs the Rangers.

  117. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    no, it’s why you dont have him bunt with a risp. when is the last time tex bunted? do you think tex is spending alot of time laying them down in BP?

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    I agree. I wish Joe would move him down in the order or start giving him some off days

  118. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    He may be no chump, but he also isnt Felicks.

  119. Nilsson May 15th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Tough play by CC getting off the mound like that.

  120. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Sounds like Teixeira is having trouble with bronchial asthma and should be resting instead of playing with all the triggers that can set off his wheezing during games.

  121. RS May 15th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    dont look now but the red sox are only going to be 3 games behind if we lose today

    unfortunately, i can’t see the sox getting any worse than they’ve been but the yankees can certainly get worse now with DRob out

  122. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    thank god we have doctors here on the lohud who have examined teixiera. too bad it hasn’t occured to the yankees to have a doctor check him out, though.

  123. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    unfortunately, i can’t see the sox getting any worse than they’ve been but the yankees can certainly get worse now with DRob out

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    Thats some hard hitting analysis. Were you a journalism major?

  124. 4 NYY May 15th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    CC pitching okay. As Yogi might say, you gotta score some runs, cause if you don’t, you might get shut out. ( he might have )

  125. rr212 May 15th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    dont look now but the red sox are only going to be 3 games behind if we lose today
    —-
    not surprised at all. they are not a last place team, as much as I would like for them to be. :D

  126. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Where did Wayne Tolleson’s kid ever learn to hit?

  127. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Half the Orioles hits from 2 players called up from the minors recently.

  128. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    CC hasn’t had a clean inning since the 1st.

  129. 4 NYY May 15th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    sux will trade for some pitching, hitting ain’t their problem.

  130. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    It’s not CC’s night. Get someone warmed up Joey binder….

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    “He may be no chump, but he also isnt Felicks.”

    Tonight he’s superior to Felix. The Yankees got to Felix. Not so Chen, at least not as of yet.

    “Sounds like Teixeira is having trouble with bronchial asthma and should be resting instead of playing with all the triggers that can set off his wheezing during games.”

    SMH on that one. Seriously. Let Chavez play first until Tex is healthy. Let Swisher take first and juggle your outfield. Do anything but don’t let the guy keep playing sick, especially with bronchial asthma. You want to give him AB, let him DH. But playing in the field is not the way for him to get better.

  132. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Good to see Corbin Joseph and David Adams back playing. Adams is 1-5 and Joseph is 3-5 with a single, double, homer and 3 RBI.

  133. JobaTipsHisCap May 15th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Nba is more interesting right now

  134. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    “Chen is no Chump.”

    YT

    I guess you didn’t get the memo.

    He pitches for the O’s and because they have been so bad in the past, it’s not possible that they have anybody thats any good now. Get with the program!

  135. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    “thank god we have doctors here on the lohud who have examined teixiera. too bad it hasn’t occured to the yankees to have a doctor check him out, though.”

    Actually we don’t need to examine Tex. The diagnosis has been announced enough times that we know it by heart. Bronchial asthma isn’t exactly in the rocket science category of illnesses.

    And yeah, too bad it hasn’t occurred to the Yankees to sit him down until he’s well.

  136. RS May 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    why didnt cano throw to first?

  137. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    That was a lazy, lazy play by Cano

  138. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Awful decision by Canoe.

  139. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Not smart play by Cano, easy play at 1B.

  140. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Tar-

    LMAO. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

  141. igotid88 May 15th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Why Cano?

  142. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    The NBA isnt even a sport.

  143. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    # Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    JAP-

    Yanks had two chances to score.
    A-Rod walks, steals second, Tex fails to advance him with a weak out to the SS and Granderson flies out, which would have scored A-Rod if he were on 3rd.

    Swisher hits into DP with runners on 1st and 2nd.
    ///

    Thanks for the summary, Trader. Just got back from being at the mercy of Sterling. Ouch. Kind of a high flip there by Robi. C’mon Big Man. Get out of this.

  144. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I guess Canoe didnt feel like throwing to first.

  145. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    No way was that grounder to Cano a hit.

  146. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Tar – ;)

    These aren’t the O’s of the recennt past, for sure.

    “surprised at all. they are not a last place team, as much as I would like for them to be”

    Sure they are. They’re a last-place team in the AL East. They’re also a bunch of prima donnas that play when they want to play. Add to it that the king of milkshakes was given a free pass when that fraud from the player’s union sat there and did all of his talking, well he can now slurp with impugnity. No WAY he’s hitting the way he is without juicing. And I also believe that sleezy Bud probably provides his girlfriend John Henry with heads ups about when – IF EVER – those losers are drug tested.

    But not to worry. Karma will bite them in the ass at the appropriate time.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

    :evil:

  147. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Getting late in a hurry for the offense tonight. Nice start by Cano there.

  148. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Good ole lazy Cano…

  149. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Come on Yankees get fired up!

  150. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I was hoping for a grand slam from Cano there to attone for his sloppiness, but that’ll do for now.

  151. We Want Mo Mo May 15th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    trisha, his name was Michael Weiner. I have him on my hit list.

  152. Stoneburner May 15th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Jose Ramirez strikes out eight in a nice little outing for Tampa tonight – and not one word about it – oh fake Yankees fan boys – your selectivity in prospect hugging – - – -

  153. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    He has Arod really off balance

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hey, I’d love to see the Yanks take this, and the game is far fom over – but when you split a series with the 1st place team in the AL East, you have to be happy.

    :D

    The Rays better get pumped up for their upcoming series with the jokers.

  155. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    cmon alexxxxxx!!!! we need you!

  156. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    damn

  157. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I fail to make any connection to Tex’s performance and asthma, what exactly is this causing him not to be able to do?

    If he couldn’t run I’d say OK, but he has no issues running the bases, swinging or anything else that requires exertion. This isn’t the issue, I’d say he’s already lost about 10-20 hits this year just because of the way teams are playing him with the shift when he hits LH. Keep pulling the ball and keep getting the same results.

  158. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    are we bunting tex here?

  159. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    doctors and trainers and coaches are watching tex every day. if they thought he needed to be sitting or staying home, he would be.

  160. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    are we bunting tex here?

    ____________________________________________

    LoL

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    “trisha, his name was Michael Weiner. I have him on my hit list.”

    When I was at the gym I felt like I was channeling you because I was watching the game and calling those losers every name in the book. They’re slovenly cheating prima donnas and the baseball gods will not reward them. Funny that as soon as Valentine decided to do things their way, all of a sudden they discovered they could play. UGH!

  162. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    “Jose Ramirez strikes out eight in a nice little outing for Tampa tonight”

    Is this report from a “true scout” or is it just another example of pathetic ( or is it poetic?) waxing.

  163. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Oh come on thats BS

  164. Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    That’s not a strike

  165. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    thats a bad call…

  166. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    The catcher coming out of his crouch should have given the ump an idea that it was high!!

  167. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    bout time

  168. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    grandy picks up alex and tex…

  169. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Grandy goes oppo!

  170. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you Yankee fan out there.

  171. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    A Yankee fan nabs a Homer away fro Avery

  172. Benny Blanco May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Damn, I only wish Austin Jackson was playing center field. :)

  173. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    how did jeffery maier get those tickets in bmore?

  174. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Good job by the Yankee fan! :D

  175. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Anyone here had bronchial asthma? I have. You’re nowhere near optimal oxygen level. So you can imagine the effect that has on everything you do.

    I would feel a lot better about the vigilance of the Yankee doctors and coaches had I not seen some (what I consider to be) extremely questionable stuff in the past.

    In any event, he’s not going to complain, but trust he isn’t playing at 100%. He won’t be until he’s over it. And it appears he’s had it going on for quite a while.

    I don’t think teams necessarily baby their players. It isn’t that he’s dying. It’s that he has had this for almost a month. He obviously needs some rest.

    JMO

  176. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Actually it looks like it was just over his glove

  177. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Captain Clutch May 15th, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    That’s not a strike
    ============================

    I’m usually one to blame the player more than the umpire, but THAT strike 3 to Teixeira was AT LEAST 6 inches HIGHER than 3 or 4 balls CC Sabathia had called balls in the last half-inning.

  178. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Show his face so we can buy that man a beer.

  179. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Why is Granderson batting 6th and behind Tex?

  180. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Surprised Buck doesn’t have someone up.

  181. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    ok so you know better than the doctors who are checking tex out every day. duly noted.

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I see they do.

    :)

    Strop is very good.

  183. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    We can tell that Yankee fan isn’t a LoHudder; he was smiling. :neutral:

  184. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    How sad and pathetic is Terry Collins. Met pitcher gets ejected for hitting Braun and Collins lifts Wright from the game because he was due to lead off

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    “ok so you know better than the doctors who are checking tex out every day. duly noted.”

    Oh go soak your head. Are you in the clubhouse? How many are “checking tex out every day?”

    Thank you for that information. Duly noted, lemon sucker.

  186. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Actually pitch f/x showed that strike 3 call on tex as right at the top of the strike zone.

    Credit the Yankee fan blocking Avery’s glove with 2 runs.

  187. ET May 15th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Greinke with 7 shutout innings @ Citi Field tonight… showing he can pitch in NY. Something to think about this winter

  188. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I’m not here to argue whether his Asthma is affecting his play, but I do agree with most here, that his play in the 5 hole is affecting the Yankees ability to score.

  189. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    id be willing to bet wright was not happy about that move.

  190. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Oh go soak your head. Are you in the clubhouse?
    ================================

    Are YOU?

    BTW, You’re a METS fan, aren’t you?

  191. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    *his ability to play*

  192. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Read a really good article that Ralph Kiner wrote about Hank Greenberg. Two quotes were in the story that I found very telling and made me think about this forum and how different people react to different things in the games.

    Here’s the first one. I’ll post the second one later.:

    There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. ~ Clement Stone.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  193. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    so coming to corona for one start on a 36 hour visit would prove he’s up for pitching on the yankees…intersting analysis.

  194. Triple Short of a Cycle May 15th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    id be willing to bet wright was not happy about that move.

    ———————————————————————–

    He is still steamed about it. Lame move by an old school guy in Collins

  195. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    “BTW, You’re a METS fan, aren’t you?”

    By the way, you’re a psychotic a*shole, aren’t you?

    I thought so.

    :)

  196. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    That guy never even got the ball out in left.

    Not sure if this is a great spot for Freddy with the game still in reach, but I suppose the pen is pretty depleted so not sure what else Girardi could do.

  197. JobaTipsHisCap May 15th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Garcia doesn’t look too good

  198. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “so coming to corona for one start on a 36 hour visit would prove he’s up for pitching on the yankees…intersting analysis.”

    I thought it was Flushing? Corona being that way——>

  199. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I guess closing to within 2 runs isn’t enough to prevent Girardi from running up the white flag.

  200. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Anyone here had bronchial asthma? I have. You’re nowhere near optimal oxygen level. So you can imagine the effect that has on everything you do.

    I would feel a lot better about the vigilance of the Yankee doctors and coaches had I not seen some (what I consider to be) extremely questionable stuff in the past.

    In any event, he’s not going to complain, but trust he isn’t playing at 100%. He won’t be until he’s over it. And it appears he’s had it going on for quite a while.

    I don’t think teams necessarily baby their players. It isn’t that he’s dying. It’s that he has had this for almost a month. He obviously needs some rest.

    JMO

    _________________________________________________________________________
    As I see it he’s just doing what he does at the start of every season. No doubt he has a physical issue, but is that driving his production now, no.

  201. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Joe might get tossed here.

  202. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    wow, thats another clearly bad call…

  203. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Nice play!

  204. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    If I was the 2nd-base umpire here, I’d be tempted to ask Giardi why he’s so upset about a call in a game in which he’s already quit.

    Hey, Joe. Look who you have on the mound. You’ve already forfeited… Why hate on me over a close call at 2nd base?

  205. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Nobody does it better

  206. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    “BTW, You’re a METS fan, aren’t you?
    ===================================

    Why do you refuse to answer the question?

  207. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    well i heard someone from the mets say the stadium is actually in corona, but googlemaps has it in flushing…i know i had my windshild fixed right across the street once and that was in corona

  208. JobaTipsHisCap May 15th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This is a nice k

  209. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Trenton wins 10-1

    http://www.milb.com/gameday/in.....x_binaax_1

  210. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Nice, Freddy. Now let’s strand that runner at 3B.

  211. JobaTipsHisCap May 15th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    This is bad.
    Think the game is lost

  212. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I leave and the Yankees finally score!…What was it an oppo HR from Grandy?…I guess Tex failed again… I am out since it seems i am bringing the bad karma. Later

  213. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    wow, thats another clearly bad call…

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Umps always have the easy way out, I call them like I see them………………….. I’m willing to bet he was watching the tag on the back leg and didn’t realize the front leg wasn’t on the bag. I wish a manager got one challenge a game, at least it would be something.

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “Why do you refuse to answer the question?”

    Because you’re psychotic and psychotic people are not capable of rational thought.

    Bye now.

  215. CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Nice, Freddy. Now let’s strand that runner at 3B.
    =============================
    Or just airmail one to the backstop and give away a run.

    You can always count on Freddy to find away… Another $4 million well spent by our awesome GM.

  216. I Am Winning May 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    This is turning out into an ugly game by the Yanks. All we need is one big inning though. Let’s go Yanks!

  217. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Prior to tonight, Tex’ BA average is lower this year than vs lefties, albeit only a few % points. His performance/salary is clearly not of to par.

    Split stats:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....k-teixeira

  218. theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Cashman give me a break. Say what you want about Garcia but that specific pitch was a passed ball 100%. Error on the catcher. Easy catch & he blew it.

  219. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    What was it an oppo HR from Grandy?
    ///

    Yes, with a Yankee fan running interference :D .

  220. jacksquat May 15th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    That one is on Stewart.

  221. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I Haven’t lived around there in many years, but I thought Corona was on the other side of the GCP. But not really important anyway.

  222. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    .231 vs righties prior to tonight, .233 vs lefties.

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Kevin and jacksquat – psychos are incapable of rational thought. Trolls show up to be disruptive. That guy’s the full monty. Probably best ignored.

  224. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Cashman give me a break. Say what you want about Garcia but that specific pitch was a passed ball 100%. Error on the catcher. Easy catch & he blew it.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    To be fair I’d say he should have caught it, but the target was low and inside. the pitch was way up. Freddie had a little something to do with that one

  225. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    i was wroing, according to mets.com the address is 12301 roosevelt ave. flushing, ny. i know the winshield repair place right across the street has a corona address, though.

  226. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Cmon Yankees let turn this game around!!

  227. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    # theREALkevin May 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Cashman give me a break. Say what you want about Garcia but that specific pitch was a passed ball 100%. Error on the catcher. Easy catch & he blew it.
    ///

    Um, yeah. Did someone suggest otherwise?

  228. rm May 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    CashmanLovesPsychoHookers May 15th, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    ======================================================

    Are you ASHAMED of being a Mets fan?

    ===============================
    Are you ashamed of being a troll?

  229. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Gary

    Especially with a man on third, a big league catcher has to make that play. That’s a passed ball all the way.

  230. comet May 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

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    Recently, I was driving down pot-holed, two-lane, non-freeway 101 near Monterey (unchanged since the 1960s) when the radio blared that on a recent science test administered to public schools, California scored 47th in the nation. As I looked at the congested traffic on the decrepit highway and digested the idea that our public schools are competitive only with Mississippi and Alabama, I wondered — is that what we get for a more than 10 percent income tax, 10 percent state and local sales taxes, and the highest gas taxes in the nation?

    To sum up why California has yet another deficit — this time a $16 billion whopper — is pretty easy: The number of demonized one-percenters who pay over 10 percent in their salary to the state has been shrinking, as thousands flee with their ideas, energy, business, and capital to nearby no-tax states, and others make less money due to more and more costs and regulations — while the number of those receiving all sorts of state housing, food, medical, education, and legal support is soaring. (In crude parlance, California increasingly is seen by some as a very bad deal, in terms of the sort of schools, safety, transportation, and housing per taxes paid in comparison to Reno, Tahoe, or Austin, but by far more people as a very good deal in comparison to the costs versus benefits in, for example, Oaxaca or El Salvador.)

    In the last two decades, the number added to the prison rolls (ca. 115,000) was not that much smaller than the number of new tax-filers (150,000). And of the last 10 million added to the state’s population, 7 million are on Medicaid.

    But California being California, such reductionist thinking is taboo, and we are not allowed to make any suggestion that there is a connection between fleeing entrepreneurs, massive and illegal influxes of undocumented foreign nationals in recent years, and record public salaries and unfunded pensions.

    So that said, are there any out-of-the-box things California might do to save or make a few billion dollars, other than the obvious measures of slashing spending and dismantling burdensome regulations?

    1) Slap a user tax on the some $10–15 billion that is estimated to leave the state in remittances to foreign countries, or at least through executive action make foreign cash remittances grounds for disqualification from state public assistance.

    2) Cancel high speed-rail asap.

    3) Open up immediately the estimated now off-limits 35 billion barrels of oil off the central California coast, the vast majority of which can be safely and cleanly exploited by on-shore horizontal drilling.

    4) Cap the amount one can receive from a California public pension, or multiple pensions at $100,000.

    5) Eliminate three-quarters of the thousands of public California board members, who stymie commerce and are mostly costly and unproductive term-limited insider politicians.

    6) Mandate one official language for state publications and office business.

    7) Cut by 75 percent the number of administrators at the UC and CSU systems (their numbers from 1993 have grown by 212 percent), and pay them at the commensurate twelve-month faculty rate.

    8) Clamp down on the vast underground and untaxed cash economy that has exploded to the point that one can buy tax-free almost anything needed, from a new lawn mower to a four-course meal, at roadside emporia and canteens.

    9) Deport the 20,000 plus illegal-alien felons now in California state prisons to their countries of origin.

    10) Have George Clooney do another $40,000 per head Hollywood fundraiser, but with Sacramento, not Barack Obama, as the beneficiary.

  231. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    here we go yankees! time to storm back!

  232. Gary May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    CashmanLovesPsychoHookers

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Just some advise, arguing with her is a no win proposition, ask just about anyone. Just move on and maintain your sanity.

  233. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Atta boy Martin….Jeter patience, let him throw strikes first

  234. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Noooo, Stewart has to grab that.

  235. D-Man May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Buck has the O’s in the right direction. The old O’s would have allowed CC to dominate them after losing last night. These O’s are feisty, resilient, and play hard all the time. I can certainly see them continuing playing well under Buck.

    I actually don’t mind dropping a game to the O’s… they are a likeable bunch. Lots of solid ballplayers like Reimold, Andino, Markakis, Weiters, Jones, Roberts, etc. Good team.

  236. comet May 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    Sounds like Teixeira is having trouble with bronchial asthma and should be resting instead of playing with all the triggers that can set off his wheezing during games.

    Trader I’ve been critical Tex of late but given his medical situation I should and shall be kinder. He does need some time to rest. Who would replace him though?

  237. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    all california needs is for pujols to start hitting…

  238. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    # luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Atta boy Martin….Jeter patience, let him throw strikes first
    ////

    5BB in three games ;)

  239. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Atta boy Jete!!…I olike this matchup with Swish…No hero swings!!

  240. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Question for the forum. (I no longer read the psycho’s posts so its answer has no relevance)

    Is it more important to you that the Yankee players give their very best, even if they don’t end up winning, or is it more important to you that they go 162-0?

    If it’s the first, are you capable of not getting bent out of shape when they make mistakes or do something different from what you wanted them to do, even if in the process of doing it they are giving the best they have at that moment in time?

    I don’t expect to get answers. Just a perspective I believe is worth examining.

  241. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    “Let’s Go Yankees” chant in Baltimore trumps the one in the Bronx :(

  242. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    # luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Atta boy Martin….Jeter patience, let him throw strikes first
    ////

    5BB in three games ;)

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

    :D

  243. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Comet

    what the hell was that post all about. This not the place or time.

  244. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Time for Swisher to go for the Earl Weaver 3 run homer

  245. UnKnown May 15th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Need a few clutch hits here.

  246. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    betamit helps us out there…

  247. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Good play, good swing from Swish there :(

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    “Just some advise, arguing with her is a no win proposition, ask just about anyone. Just move on and maintain your sanity.”

    Another nasty little sock puppet.

    Yes, ask just about anyone here. Let’s see their responses. Jackass.

  249. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Tar-

    Did you ever wonder why the evening news starts with Good Evening, and then proceeds to tell you why it isn’t?

  250. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    cano’s gonna make it all new again….

  251. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    damn…

  252. Benny Blanco May 15th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    these damn double plays are ANNOYING!!!!!

  253. luis May 15th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Later guys.

  254. TheStraw May 15th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Some nights it’s just not meant to be…

  255. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    3-4-5 hitters 1 for 9 tonight

  256. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    These O’s are feisty, resilient, and play hard all the time. I can certainly see them continuing playing well under Buck.

    I actually don’t mind dropping a game to the O’s… they are a likeable bunch. Lots of solid ballplayers like Reimold, Andino, Markakis, Weiters, Jones, Roberts, etc. Good team.
    ///

    I don’t care for dropping games to them, but I am glad that the once proud Baltimore again has a pulse and a future. It’s got to be the most beautiful ballpark in the league and, despite the jokes about Baltimore, it’s a town I always enjoy visiting. I’m also envious watching teams let their young players have their growing pains. Buck is handling them very well.

  257. Nilsson May 15th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    They got one more shot to comeback. Bullpen has to hold it one more inning.

  258. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    ‘night, luis :D

  259. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    “Some nights it’s just not meant to be…”

    “Buck has the O’s in the right direction. The old O’s would have allowed CC to dominate them after losing last night. These O’s are feisty, resilient, and play hard all the time. I can certainly see them continuing playing well under Buck.

    I actually don’t mind dropping a game to the O’s… they are a likeable bunch. Lots of solid ballplayers like Reimold, Andino, Markakis, Weiters, Jones, Roberts, etc. Good team.”

    “… I am glad that the once proud Baltimore again has a pulse and a future. It’s got to be the most beautiful ballpark in the league and, despite the jokes about Baltimore, it’s a town I always enjoy visiting. I’m also envious watching teams let their young players have their growing pains. Buck is handling them very well.”

    I absolutely agree with all three posts.

    It’s okay to lose games in the course of a season. It’s okay to be outplayed, and it’s okay to lose to every level of team. You win graciously and you lose graciously.

    In the end we probably all know our Yankees will still be standing. The rest is gravy.

    :)

    By the way, I didn’t say we’ve lost the game. Just that I think you three have processed the possibility really well. Kudos.

  260. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    hey red socks trolls, why dont you be usefull for once and tell me wth the beaneaters are going to do with middlebrooks when youk comes back? i’ve got them both on my fantasy roster…

  261. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Trish

    For me winning is great, but it’s how you play the game that’s important. I hate mental mistakes, but have no problem getting beat by a team ( well most teams) that played better.

    I appreciate good play from opposing teams. Which I think is severely lacking on this blog.

  262. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t remember the last time Brian Roberts played. Anyone know what’s wrong with him?

    Jim Johnson has been very good for the Orioles. They definitely have all the pieces.

  263. Yankee Trader May 15th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    If the radar gun is correct, it looks like Garcia has improved his velocity while in the bullpen.

  264. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Charleston loses 4-3 when the umpire didn’t get out of the way of a DP grounder and even though Charleston turns the dP, umpires ruled it dead and two runs scored after that.

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

  265. Nick in SF May 15th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Copy/paste fail for comet, no doubt.

  266. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    “I don’t care for dropping games to them.”
    –JAP

    Lest anyone misunderstood me on that. ;) .

  267. Bobby Murcer May 15th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I can’t tolerate any sympathy for the Orioles. Before the media inflated the Yankee-Red Sox rivalry into the current frenzy, the Auld Enemy. From the mid-60′s to the mid-70s, they used to beat the Yankees like a drum. It wasn’t until we got Rickey Henderson that we started turning the all-time series around
    (that’s right, they once had a winning percentage against us). Since I’m over 50, I will always hate them more than the Red Sox and if they went 1-161, that would still be one more win than I would like to see them get.

  268. mick May 15th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    roberts has had one too many concussions

  269. 4 NYY May 15th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    A-Rod & Cano = 14 RBI each. Sum ting wong suzy !

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    “Trish

    For me winning is great, but it’s how you play the game that’s important. I hate mental mistakes, but have no problem getting beat by a team ( well most teams) that played better.

    I appreciate good play from opposing teams. Which I think is severely lacking on this blog.”

    Tar, I am with you just about all the way! I don’t get upset with mental mistakes only because I think it’s part of being human, yada yada yada. I ony get upset when I think a player isn’t giving his all. Because then he’s stealing his money and cheating the fans. But if they’re playing their best, I’m with them all the way.

    About good play from opposing teams – love it. That’s what makes the game interesting. I agree that attitude is sorely lacking here.

    Thanks for responding, buddy.

    :D

  271. rm May 15th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Good job by Garcia. It would be nice if the Yankees can reward him with a win.

  272. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I think that is truly Tex’s best option. Don’t be discouraged by the shift (which is what it aims to do). Just try to beat it. Going opposite isn’t a real consistent alternative for him right now. Good job, Tex.

  273. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    “Did you ever wonder why the evening news starts with Good Evening, and then proceeds to tell you why it isn’t?”

    YT

    In the Carribbean, they will often say “good night” as a greeting. That took a little getting used to. :D

    That post of Comet’s came from left field.

  274. TheStraw May 15th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Git em next game.

  275. GreenBeret7 May 15th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Scranton got whacked, 8-2. Betances was wild and all over the place.

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

  276. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Geeze, mick, I remember when he was their 2B and really doing a great job – and all of a sudden he’s not in the game anymore.

  277. mick May 15th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I hate when we have the ump make a bad call against us, like that blown call on the steal at 2nd that turned into a run.

    I don’t mind when we come out on the right side of a blown call.

    What does that say about me?

  278. Ys Guy May 15th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    bobby M, I’m with you buddy! i still cringe when i see frank robinson! a pox on the orioles!

  279. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “Git em next game.”

    Clement Stone definitely would approve.

    :)

  280. mick May 15th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It happened to Posada trish, too many shots to the head.

  281. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “Copy/paste fail for comet, no doubt.”

    That has to be it.

  282. comet May 15th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Tar my apologies! Posted to the wrong Blog. That’s why there was no follow up.

  283. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    “I hate when we have the ump make a bad call against us, like that blown call on the steal at 2nd that turned into a run.

    I don’t mind when we come out on the right side of a blown call.

    What does that say about me?”

    That you want your team to win. Not unusual in a sports fan.

    ;)

  284. J. Alfred Prufrock May 15th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Get ‘em tomorrow.

    Time to turn my attentions to West Coast baseball :D .

    ‘night, all.

  285. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    That was definitely not comet-esque. I knew there had to be a reasonable explanation. My first thought was someone hacked comet’s account!

    :)

  286. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Comet

    Nick was all over it for you. No problem, I should have known.

  287. mick May 15th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    That you want your team to win. Not unusual in a sports fan.
    ================
    Shouldn’t I feel bad that we got a call we didn’t deserve?

  288. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Night J Al!

    :)

  289. Tar May 15th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Night

    J ALfred

  290. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “Shouldn’t I feel bad that we got a call we didn’t deserve?”

    mick, I don’t think there’s any right or wrong there. And putting on my objective cap (arguing the other side) in the game of baseball where the umps get it wrong so much of the time, there’s something to be said for having a blown call go your way.

    I don’t like the benefit of bad calls unless we’ve gotten screwed a call in the same game. Then I can at least feel better about it. But I’m not at all typical, I’d say.

  291. mick May 15th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I’m not liking their inconsistency.
    Cano is up and down.
    You don’t win like that in the postseason.

  292. mick May 15th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    The only way to look at it is that it all evens out.
    We have no control anyway.

  293. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    But mick, Chen kept them off balance all night. I don’t think it’s inconsistency at all. IMO you can’t go on a game-by-game basis because you’d drive yourself nuts.

    We’ve gone 6-4 in our last 10 games. We’re winning more than we’re losing. We’ve had players go down at a major league rate. You have to take all of those things into account.

    Yankees will be fine. A marathon not a spring.

    :D

  294. mick May 15th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    some kid is the only boy on an all girl soccer team

  295. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    “The only way to look at it is that it all evens out.”
    We have no control anyway.”

    Agree.

  296. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 15th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Oops!

    A marathon, not a sprint!

  297. mick May 15th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I would rather see a player hit 300 w/out a slump than 300 with many slumps.

  298. mick May 15th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    chen has our # for sure. soft tossing leftys always do against a power laden team.


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