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Game 58: Yankees vs. Mets

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 09, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (32-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C

RHP Phil Hughes (5-5, 4.96)
Hughes vs. Mets

METS (32-27)
Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF
Andres Torres CF
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda DH
Daniel Murphy 2B
Ike Davis 1B
Jason Bay LF
Jose Thole C
Omar Quintanilla SS

RHP Dillon Gee (4-3, 4.48)
Gee vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:15 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Wind blowing left to right. Cloudy, but the forecast doesn’t really call for rain.

UMPIRES: HP Tim Tschida, 1B Mike Muchlinski, 2B Bill Welke, 3B Chris Guccione

CANO GOING DEEP: Robinson Cano hit three home runs in his first 38 games this year. He now has hit eight homers in his past 19 games. Last night’s multi-homer game, with both home runs coming off LHP Johan Santana, marked the third time Cano hit two homers off a lefty pitcher in the same game (also April 15, 2010 vs. Scott Kazmir and April 29, 2010 against Brian Matusz and Alberto Castillo. Cano?had hit just one home run off a lefty in 2012 entering last night’s game.

AFTER THE NO-HITTER: According to Elias, the Yankees are now 2-0 in games against starting pitchers who had thrown a no-hitter in their previous outing over the last 20 years. The other win came when Matt Garza took a no decision on July 31, 2010 at Tropicana Field, a 5-4 Yankees win.

SO FAR, SO GOOD: The Yankees are 5-2 thus far in June, combining to outscore opponents 40-18, outhit them .250 (58-for-232) to .205 (45-for-220) and out-homer them 12-to-4. Opposing starters have a combined 6.21 ERA (37.2IP, 26ER) against the Yankees in June.

UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Jeter moves ahead of Ted Williams on baseball’s all-time runs scored list, and Rodriguez moves into a tie with Eddie Murray on baseball’s all-time RBI list. But, of course, the Yankees couldn’t let this inning pass without a missed opportunity. With the bases loaded, Raul Ibanez grounded into an inning ending double play to leave the lead at 1-0 at the end of one inning.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: Solo homer by Omar Quintanilla. He’s an all-defense shortstop, but he’s been surprisingly good with the bat since coming up from Triple-A. It’s a tied game 1.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Hughes leaves a couple of runners stranded in the fourth. It’s still tied at 1 heading into the bottom of the inning.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: Another double play off the bat of Ibanez.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: That’s six strikeouts through five innings for Hughes. Needs some run support (which isn’t something you say very often with Hughes, who always seems to be pitching with a ton of runs on the board).

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Hughes has turned his season around, but he’s still giving up a lot of homers. David Wright’s solo shot in the sixth is the Mets second of the game and it gives the Mets a 2-0 lead.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Looked impressive off the bat, but Rodriguez’s drive to left-center gets no further than the warning track, a long out that lets Granderson advance to second.

UPDATE, 9:04 p.m.: Teixeira’s two-out, two-run homer pushes the Yankees into the lead 3-2. That’s his sixth homer in his past 14 games.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Here comes Boone Logan after a one-out single in the seventh. Hughes lasted 6.1 innings, and has so far allowed two runs on six hits. That’s another good start for a guy who’s really gotten things turned around this season. As long as that run doens’t come around to score, Hughes has his ERA down to 4.76.

UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Wade left runners stranded in the seventh and now he’s back out there to pitch the eighth. It’s a one-run Yankees lead with the heart of the Mets order coming to the plate.

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395 Responses to “Game 58: Yankees vs. Mets”

  1. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Go Huuuuuuuuuughes! Go Yanks!

  2. Niblick June 9th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Jeter needs a few days off. He’s hit a horrible .227/.292/.264 over the last 30 days.

  3. mick June 9th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Let’s hope the prayers of the TimBuck2 fall on deaf ears.

  4. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Go Yankees!!

  5. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Are Pirela and Nuno the real deal in AA????

  6. ac1 June 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Agree that Jeter could definitely use a day off (i would give two in a row)….
    So who will Cash go get for LF.
    Cuddyer would be nice, and then he could play right next year when Swish is gone.

  7. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Betances pitched a clean first inning w/ one K.

  8. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Jeter and Grandy definitely days off or half days. Off day not for another five days.

  9. austinmac June 9th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    After watchig the opening on Fox, I again ask how can McCarver keep this job. He is awful. I blame Bob Gibson.

  10. mick June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I again ask how can McCarver keep this job.
    =================
    He gives America what they want.
    Yankee hate.

  11. ron June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    There is no way the yankees don’t make a move very soon for an outfielder.
    They are not going to run ibanez,and or jones in lf everyday,and we have no debth.

    A trade,dickerson,or the cuban kid who is doing well in the minors.

  12. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Let’s go Phiiiiil!!!

  13. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Why is this game blacked out MLB.tv. Its saying any game after 1:10 PM or before 7:05 PM on saturday is blacked out, but its 7:16 and the game isn’t even started yet! :x

  14. ac1 June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Maybe they could give an opp to Zoilo to play LF everyday…..
    He looked good in ST.

  15. mick June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    They are already playing up the Samson/Goliath angle.

  16. ron June 9th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Wise will probably get released,and dickerson brought up.

  17. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Why is this game blacked out MLB.tv. Its saying any game after 1:10 PM or before 7:05 PM on saturday is blacked out, but its 7:16 and the game isn’t even started yet!

    ******

    It is on Fox.

  18. mick June 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Mets are refreshing sez Timmy.
    Mets are being exposed is more like it.

  19. austinmac June 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Mick,

    Their is a lot of Yankee hate in the heartlands. That’s why the team needs to spend the money, beat them and shut them up.

  20. kd June 9th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    hughes is amped. just calm down and throw strikes

  21. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    It is on Fox.

    Not for me :x

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    GO PHIL!

    He’ll get this straight. I have no doubt.

    GO YANKS!!

    GO HEAT!!

    Okay, multitasking so will be in and out.

    :)

  23. mick June 9th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    TimBuck2 takes Waxing Poetics to a new level.

  24. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    This walk will NOT come back to bite.

    Pre-emptory strike.

    :)

  25. mick June 9th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Mick,

    Their is a lot of Yankee hate in the heartlands.
    =========================
    Mac

    Here in LoHudLand as well.

  26. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Strikes please…..

  27. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I like those k’s better

  28. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    There you go! K!

  29. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Liked that CB

  30. Against All Odds June 9th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    DaveD June 9th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    If the Yanks except all young players to be like Jeter, they are mistaken

    ————–

    It’s like when ppl complained about what Joba did on the mound and said why can’t he be more like Mo.

  31. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Me too

  32. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hughes has to get the ball down or eventually he will get hammered in this game

  33. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    It is on Fox.

    Not for me

    ******

    Sorry about that.

  34. kd June 9th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    what’s up luis and yankeefem?

    thoughts on jorge soler? chances he’s in pinstripes?

  35. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Face…..I’m blacked out as well, can’t even pick in up on the MLB Internet …….John & Suzie today it appears

  36. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Throw Duda a CU. enough fastballs

  37. Nick in SF June 9th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    The game is on FOX for everyone in the greater Lake Tahoe area. Enjoy.

  38. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I have it on MLB tv internet, it’s Fox.

  39. Chip June 9th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    DONNYBROOK –

    With Gardner out Alex is going to be the primary DH against RHP. Ibanez is going to play LF meaning they have an opening at DH and if Chavez is going to play then wouldn’t you rather have take full advantage by having his gold glove in the field?

  40. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Nice throw by Martin

  41. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Atta boy, Russell.

  42. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Pat M and JF-

    On the positive side at least you don’t have to listen to McCarver analyzing the game like he’s talking to an elementary school child.

  43. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Go Jeet!

  44. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Chip-

    About DeJesus -

    I seriously have no opinion of him one way or another; I just have to laugh because his name has been bandied about on this forum for a long time by one particular poster. :)

    Pat M -

    Yes, the multitasking gene belongs to the opposite gender, for sure! What did you think of the Belmont? I had no interest since no Triple Crown, but watched anyway and it was an exciting finish. Glad I watched.

    Now – I guess I should watch the game currently in progress!

  45. Chip June 9th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Ron,

    If Andrews comes back with something that’s going to keep Gardner out even longer than now predicted (All Star Game) then I would agree that there would be something in the works. If not, I think they’ll go with what they have for now, maybe tinker by bringing in a Marlon Byrd or calling up Chris Dickerson.

  46. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    kd June 9th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    what’s up luis and yankeefem?

    thoughts on jorge soler? chances he’s in pinstripes?

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

    Hi kd,

    Pat M seems to have a better feel for the situation (he says LAD, Cubs and Yankees in that order)…I think if Gardner has surgery, Soler becomes a must. Is the FO on the same page? ..I don’t know. They should though, we have no depth on the outfield and trading for one is going to cost a lot in prospects.

  47. Salliedogs7 June 9th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Go jetes

  48. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Yeah, Jeet!

  49. Chip June 9th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Villa –

    I’ll admit, I have a problem :-) but in this case I’m on the side of the Angels. He would be a nice fit, Cubbies wouldn’t expect a huge return and he fits into the Yankee budget as well.

  50. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Oh, and one more reference to something in the prior post – someone said that medicine is not an inexact science.

    Evidently, that person has been fortunate enough to not have a medical situation in his/her family requiring multiple visits to multiple specialists in search of an answer. Lucky for that person.

    Go Yankees.

  51. kd June 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    thanks luis.

    i hope the yankees get it together and sign him. they say he’s got more talent than cespedes, and he’s been impressive until he got hurt.

    bad luck there by grandy.

  52. Benny Blanco June 9th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    0-1 risp. :)

  53. Benny Blanco June 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    1-2 risp. :)

  54. Salliedogs7 June 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    ARod!!!!!!!!!

  55. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Atta boy, Alex!

  56. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Arod and RISP!!!

  57. rm June 9th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    It’s nice that Hughes is getting a chance to build on what he did last time against a weak NL lineup

  58. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Chip -

    It wasn’t you I was referring to – but – okay! LOL I have no preference one way or another, to tell the truth! I just want someone who can get Grandy some well-deserved off-time. :)

    I can’t watch games on Fox. It’s on in the other room while I sit here just barely able to hear what’s going on…

    (Can’t stand either Buck or McCarver)

  59. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Good swing from Cano there. The dreaded bases loaded situation. I smell a grand salami

  60. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Got the old fibula with that pitch-ouch

  61. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    kd……..As you know I was hoping that The Bombers had signed both Cuban Outfielders…….All three teams have a Latino fan base, they have the dough and most important they have a need for a plus type outfielder………Villa Nova, unfortunately your assessment on the medical field is accurate…….Then again much like Attorneys, Doctors do practice medicine

  62. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Damn!! But in fairness, Ibanez had the right approach on that swing. This kid has a good CU

  63. GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    another doubleplay with the bases juiced!!

  64. sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Jeezus. Yankees still sucking with bases loaded and RISP. Talk about pathetic.

  65. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I hate bases loaded. Just hate it. I think the other team should just automatically load the bases and the Yankees will almost never score. SMH

  66. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Shane greene was perfect through 6 innings, 8 strikeouts. Now, out of the game. TY has a 5-0 lead.

  67. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Pat M -

    Practice is supposed to make perfect; unfortunately not so much. :(

  68. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Pat M-
    If the Yankees sign Soler, they will have signed both Cuban outfielders-the other being Garcia, not Cespedes.

  69. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Anyway, glad ARod came through.

  70. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    liked that CU and CB

  71. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Trader……Cespedes is going to be an impact player in a big way

  72. kd June 9th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    what’s up pat m? you’ve been calling for both the cubans for some time now.

    i’ve been impressed with cespedes, he’s a baseball player, not just an athlete.

    and hughes is looking a little better, just needs to stop nibbling with the bases empty

  73. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    CB on the outside corner

  74. NYY fan in NH June 9th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Ibanez fail. Man do I miss Gardner and his speed intangibles. Probably won’t see him anytime soon.

  75. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Hughes looks pretty good so far. Just can’t afford many of the Murphy type at bats of 9 pitches.

  76. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Damn no-hitter is gone. The ball keeps moving a lot. He needs to control that. Throwing 94 helps though.

  77. kd June 9th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    prediction time: the yankees will not finish the season hitting .150 with RISP

  78. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I hate Mike Trout….Especially when Fox rubs it in my face.

  79. luis June 9th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Well guys, have a good one.

  80. muwarriorsfan June 9th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Beltran with his 17th HR for the Cardinals.

    Nah, he couldn’t have helped the Yanks…

  81. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    kd…….If I could I’d bet the farm on that, however for the Yankee faithful it’s frustrating……Stay healthy Young Master Hughes….

  82. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Betances still walking guys in AAA tonight so far – 3 bbs in 3 IP, 3 Ks, 1 ER. 67 pitches – 37 strikes.

  83. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    damn another hr

  84. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Don’t show your bias McCarver at all. . . . geesh

  85. tomingeorgia June 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    OK, Phil, that’s out of the way. Now go get ‘em.

  86. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    The HR streak continues for Hughes. . . . .

  87. sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Jeezus. Hughes has got to stop giving up the fricking long ball.

  88. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Beltran’s contract is for how many years ????

  89. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    Beltran’s contract is for how many years ????

    ********

    I thought 2 years.

  90. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    It’s always that 1 pitch

  91. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Honestly, I would have rather had Kubel for 2 years than Ibanez right now. Just me though. Dbacks signed him to a 2 year contract.

  92. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    From COTS

    Carlos Beltran rf-cf
    2 years/$26M (2012-13)

    ?2 years/$26M (2012-13)

    ?signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/23/11
    ?12:$13M, 13:$13M

    ?full no-trade clause
    ?award bonuses for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP, WS MVP or top 5 in NL MVP vote

  93. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    It’s NYS. We can deal with a solo once in a while if we have to.

    Hi, Kd! Sorry just got back. Think Braves are in on Soler as well; I’d love to sign him. We shall see what happens.

    Go Jeet!

  94. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Has anyone seen Nuno pitch for AA? Anyone have a take on him?

  95. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I haven’t seen Nuno pitch.

  96. kd June 9th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    i agree it’s frustrating pat m, but this is a team tied for first and not playing particularly well.

    if they hit .250 with RISP they’d be 5 games up right now.

    thanks yankeefem, i hope they get that kid

  97. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Man, Pirela with another hit tonight. He is up to .400.

  98. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Signing Beltran and moving Swisher woul shave been a sweet move and lot’s a=of LoHuder’s were pushing for Beltran…….i think LGY was leading the charge

  99. I Am Winning June 9th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Who is that 80 something rear old that John Sterling is talking about hit a homerun on Old Timers day? I want to watch the video if there is one.

  100. djsunyc June 9th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    beltran would’ve been great, but imho, he wasn’t going to sign in ny. i think he was done with this city.

  101. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    That hit right there is what they mean pitching into bad luck. That’s happened a lot in Hughes’ start more often then homeruns. Not official errors.

  102. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Beltran has been very fragile. Hasn’t been able to play 100 games in a season since 2008. I can understand the Yankees reluctance to take a chance on him

  103. RS June 9th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    “beltran would’ve been great, but imho, he wasn’t going to sign in ny. i think he was done with this city.”

    it was reported that once the cardinals made him a contract offer, he came to the yankees and asked them to match it. He has always wanted to play here.

  104. Bronx Jeers June 9th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    McCarver’s logic:

    If you want to score runs with 2 outs you “have to deliver”

    Gotcha…

  105. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I am Winning……Luke Appling hit a dinger down the line ( 250 feet ) at RFK 30 years ago off of Warren Spaan…..ESPN showed that game…..Chackerjack old timers game maybe…..You Tube Luke Appling….GB played sandlot ball with him…..Luke would be 110 years old today

  106. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Beltran did not want the AL. There was a really comprehensive article in the Star Ledger when the Cardinals were facing the Mets. Beltran wanted to stay in the NL.

  107. astrocityfan June 9th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I saw that Tyler Austin got hurt last night. Anyone have any details. Hopefully it’s not bad. The kid was raking.

  108. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Davs batting .163, and walks after 0-2. Hughes now at 70 pitches

  109. kd June 9th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    beltran has twice offered the yankees discounts. they chose randy johnson over him, which was just silly. this past year, they chose swisher over him.

    i wonder why yankees evaluators don’t like him

  110. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Atta boy, Phil!

  111. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Hughes gets out of it but his location is all over the place

  112. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    RS – I did not hear that or read that about Beltran wanting the Yankees to beat the Cardinals’ offer. I think before he signed with the Mets years ago, he wanted the Yankees, but this time around, he wanted to stay within the National League.

    B

  113. sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Assuming there’s no big meltdown – with Hughes averaging 18 pitches per inning. He should be able to get through at least the 6th. Maybe the 7th.

  114. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Hughes’ pitches are having a lot of movement at the end. Movement is good but it’s a foot of movement. The Mets ability to work counts and not overswinging. Hughes might only go 6.

  115. Bronx Jeers June 9th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Beltran has been very fragile. Hasn’t been able to play 100 games in a season since 2008.

    ———–

    Except for last season when he played 142.

  116. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    In any event, I do not blame the Yankees for not going after Beltran. He comes with a questionable injury history and especially since the Yankees are cost conscious, I’m sure they didn’t want to sink money and years into a guy who might spend much of his time on the DL.

    Beltran is having a nice year, though.

  117. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    Hughes’ pitches are having a lot of movement at the end. Movement is good but it’s a foot of movement. The Mets ability to work counts and not overswinging. Hughes might only go 6.

    ********

    What is left of the main pen is rested at least for tonight.

  118. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Come on Raul – redeem the prior AB!!!

  119. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Sanchez ties their game at 4 with a grand slam. He’s 2-2.

  120. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Brutal tonight. . . .

  121. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Enough of these freakin DP’s

  122. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I gotta say that bugaboo home run thing is mildly disconcerting. It reminds me of Knoblauch’s yips and Lilly’s 5th inning horror shows. Almost self-fulfilling prophesies!

    I am in the middle of other things, with half an eye on the game (of necessity) but did notice the homer. Don’t know if it’s been discussed. Thankfully it was a solo.

    GO YANKS!

  123. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Come on Yanks. Just hit a HR. We know win percentage wise your record is better than the 0-12 when they do not hit a HR at all.

  124. Hassey June 9th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I don’t know about youse guys, but I’m going to start tipping my cap right now

  125. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Swisher swings at anything in the dirt and tries to hit a homerun on anything over his head

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    And what did we say about the Yanks trying to save runs for another day? Doesn’t it seem when they pile on in one game, there’s a paucity in the next?

    Anyway, maybe I should be giving the credit to Gee. Again, I haven’t been able to be vigilant enough with either watching, or with reading the posts, so I really don’t know how well Gee is pitching. If he’s truly hittable and they’re not getting it done, that’s one thing. If he’s throwing a really good game, that’s quite another.

    Okay, back to work.

  127. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Not a great night for Betances so far: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BBs, 5 Ks, 1 HR given up.

  128. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Nice, Phil – 4th K

  129. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    3 pitch strikeout – niiiiice

  130. Hassey June 9th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    for those Yankee fans outside of NY, you can now see why the Mets are in contention. Their starters are pitching their brains out this year – their even dipping into other people’s brains to pitch THEM out too

  131. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I said to save some runs for tonight

  132. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Hughes is going to have a few 200 k seasons

  133. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    the hr was the only hard hit ball off of Hughes

  134. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    I said to save some runs for tonight

    *******

    Man that would be a great rule, kind of like the draft pool money in the amateur draft, you can just use it in a later game/round.

  135. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Bronx Jeers June 9th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    Beltran has been very fragile. Hasn’t been able to play 100 games in a season since 2008.

    ———–

    Except for last season when he played 142.

    —————–
    My bad I only counted the 98 he played as a Mey

  136. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Mey = Met

  137. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Villa Nova….Very impressive with the multi-tasking skills

  138. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Montgomery closes out the TY game with 2 shutout innings and 3 strikeouts.

  139. kd June 9th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    love it when highes is aggressive. makes the batter less comfortable in the box

  140. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    Mey = Met

    ********

    You probably met Meh, which is the same as Met. Meh means unimpressive and boring, which defines the Met.

  141. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Yes K’s the side

  142. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    K! Huuughes!

  143. djsunyc June 9th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    PHILTHY

  144. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    And Hughes Ks the side.

  145. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    GB, tyanks saw a heckuva game in Tampa.

  146. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hopefully 1 more inning. 2 if the Yanks score some runs

  147. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    YF, that’s about as good a game as Green has pitched since signing.

  148. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Hughes at 90 pitches. Yankees need to do some damage this inning

  149. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hey Everybody. This has been a real good game. Who is going to blink first.

  150. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Mason Williams with second double tonight.

  151. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    crap

  152. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Tar June 9th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    Hey Everybody. This has been a real good game. Who is going to blink first.

    *****

    Unfortunately it was us.

  153. sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Good job Hughes. How many more you gonna give up?

  154. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    Good job Hughes. How many more you gonna give up?

    *******

    Not his fault tonight so far. They have been solo shots with no one on. It is on the offense so far tonight.

  155. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    oops. :shock: Sorry

  156. GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    ugh

    Phil gives up another BOMB

    this game is most likely over… would be shocked if the Yankees scored again.

  157. GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    It’s not Phil’s fault he gives up HR’s? Cashmans fault?

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I believe we’ll get the run back and some more.

    But here’s what bothers me. The home run syndrome. I know they’re solos. Maybe they shouldn’t bother me. I’ll read the posts later to see what you all are saying about it.

    I mean the Yanks smacked them out last night, so homers happen.

    And here’s another way to look at it – maybe? We’d take 2 runs any day of the week, right? So maybe I shouldn’t be upset about 2 runs?

    Drat!

  159. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    It’s not Phil’s fault he gives up HR’s? Cashmans fault?

    ********

    It is 2-1. If the offense actually would do something with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs, then yes, maybe this is a different story.

  160. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Nick in SF……I’m on The Celtics tonight + 7 1/2 and 380.00 on the $ line…….Could be a real good night or a 165.00 loss

  161. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    ugh

    Phil gives up another BOMB

    this game is most likely over… would be shocked if the Yankees scored again.

    ——————————–
    Prepare to be shocked. The mets have no Pen a Gee is getting tired

  162. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Shame on Hughes for giving up 2 runs in 6 innings. What a dog.

  163. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    You can’t be a good/consistent starting pitcher when you miss on location this often. It seems like 99% of the home runs and doubles that he gives up is on pitches right down the middle. He really has to work on his command if he wants to be more than a 5 era pitcher.

  164. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I would say we need baserunners, but I am not sure we can drive them in. Take some long shots here.

  165. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    We’ll get it back. I missed the Wright AB but was impressed that Hughes wasn’t afraid to throw the changeup in a 2-1 count. Was it a terrible pitch?

    Here we go!

  166. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    good start to the inning.

  167. rm June 9th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    That Pitch by gee was so far outside it reminded me of AJ

  168. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    :)

    That was NOT a purpose pitch. And I am NOT a Yankee fan!

  169. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Don’t expand the zone Arod! That should be 2-0

  170. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Let’s do it, Alex.

  171. GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I hope I am VERY SHOCKED!

  172. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Yeow. Almost.

  173. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Got in on Rodriguez just a bit.

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    COME ON ROBBY!!!

  175. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Steal 3rd

  176. sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Arod is not a threat anymore.

  177. jmills June 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Go ,…………………..Jays!

  178. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    sunny615 June 9th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    Arod is not a threat anymore.
    ———————————

    obviously he doesn’t have the same power that he used to but did you miss his RBI single in the 1st? That’s the only yankee run so how you can complain about him tonight is beyond me…

  179. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Yanks must be down in the score. The idiots are showing up.

  180. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Pitching around Robby.

  181. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    that was ball 4 robbie

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    STFU McCarver. What a tool.

  183. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Don’t swing at ball 4

  184. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    That ball 4 cano show some patience

  185. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Ugh. . . .

  186. djsunyc June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    bad at bat by cano there to end it…

  187. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    That was a terrible at bat by cano. He just refuses to walk ever.

  188. djsunyc June 9th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    a squeeze play here and the yanks score a run…

  189. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    big ab for Tex… Gee isn’t throwing many strikes here. time to stay patient and not help him out.

  190. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Not a good AB.

  191. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I am usually an optimist, but better luck next inning. . . . .

  192. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    That’s the strike Hughes didn’t get against Wright

  193. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    God I am soooooooo GLAD I AM WRONG!!!!!

  194. djsunyc June 9th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    lol – tex message time – screw the squeeze play…

  195. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Yes Teixy! Knew we’d come back!

  196. rm June 9th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    And we still cant win a game without a HR

  197. rr212 June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    TEX!!

  198. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    TEX!!!!!

  199. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Safe

  200. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Wow!! Huge homerun there by Tex… very clutch!

  201. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Watch out for the stampede out the door folks. The idiots are running for their lives.

  202. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    “I believe we’ll get the run back and some more.”

    My work is done here…

    :D

  203. GhettoBlaster June 9th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I LOVE TO BE SHOCKED!!!

    I LOVE TO EAT MY WORDS!!

  204. Benny Blanco June 9th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Damn, Hughes keeps giving up homeruns.

  205. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Angelo Gumbs with his second hit of the night.

  206. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I was wrong, its not who blinks first its who blinks last. :D

  207. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Has swish ever seen an off speed pitch before?

  208. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    And naturally Swisher swings at 2 balls low and out of the zone to start an at-bat. Roughly 4 more months of him lol.

  209. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Ugh, really bad night for Betances: 4.1 IP, 7 ER, 4 BB, 6 Ks, 2 HRs

  210. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Watch out for the stampede out the door folks. The idiots are running for their lives.
    —————————–
    Good one………………………and don’t let the door hit you in the a** on the way out.

  211. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    I was wrong, its not who blinks first its who blinks last.

    ******

    LOL

  212. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I’m SO glad that McCarver just got shut down after yammering about Ibanez in the first and how “game changers” can happen early as well as late in games.

    S-C-R-E-W McCarver. Sit and cry inside as the Sux lost their 6th out of 7 games – or whatever it was. And the Yankees took back the lead.

    What a despicable little worm he is.

  213. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I think Hughes can go back out for the 7th. He does just as well vs lefties than Boone. Probably better.

  214. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    GB, good to see re: Greene’s game. I think tyanks took some video of AB’s, not sure if she shot Greene. Like that Feliz had a triple and Flores and Sosa with 2 hits each.

    Mo, his fastball command was off. He was behind all night. Two homers were pitches right over the plate. His changeup was filthy FWIW.

  215. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Man, Betances really is concerning me… I just fear that he’s never going to find the consistency in his delivery. If he keeps struggling does the team move him to the ‘pen?

  216. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    1. Good job by Ibanez.

    2. Good job by Girardi. Early hook necessary.

  217. rm June 9th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    nice play be Raul to keep it to a single

  218. rr212 June 9th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Nice play by ibanez

  219. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Huuuuuughes!

  220. GregD June 9th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hughes pitched a decent game….good enough for a win…….

  221. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    HUUUUUUUGHES? Can only win.

  222. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    trisha-

    108 pitches isn’t quite an early hook lol. But a solid start from Hughes regardless keeping up his good form.

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Boone Logan has been basically fantastic this season. I think this is a situation tailor-made for his personality. I think he will go in and mow ‘em down.

    That’s what I think.

    Now we’ll see what Boone thinks!

  224. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I cannot stand Fox. Do they even realize that there could be Yankeesfans watching???

    BTW – I don’t care about how the the Yankees score runs just so long as they win

    Again I HATE McCarver and Buck. I hate that it feels like we’re watching an away game with the away broadcasters.

  225. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    YF, was listening to Greene’s game on the radio feed and nothing was hit even close to a hit. Strikeouts were a bit of a shocker, though.

  226. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Tyler, what I meant by an early hook is Girardi taking him out of the game after one hit and not waiting to see what happened.

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    “I cannot stand Fox. Do they even realize that there could be Yankeesfans watching???

    BTW – I don’t care about how the the Yankees score runs just so long as they win

    Again I HATE McCarver and Buck. I hate that it feels like we’re watching an away game with the away broadcasters.”

    x10

    :evil:

  228. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    GB, did they say what Greene was throwing? K’s on sliders?

  229. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    trisha-

    Just giving you a hard time lol. I actually think that was his last batter regardless with the next guy being a lefty and already having a homer.

  230. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Texeria will hit his 30 plus dingers and drive in 100 and will be told to enter the clubhouse by way of the rear door by some here…….

  231. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    95 for Boonie

  232. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Beautiful catch, Grandy!!

  233. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    If the Mets weren’t 2nd in the ML in working the count. Hughes could have had more k’s making them chase. Instead they made him throw corner or middle of the plate strikes

  234. rm June 9th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    nice play Grandy

  235. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    GRANDERSON IS MY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love him. Love him. Love him. Love him. Love him.

  236. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I love that Grandy plays so shallow

  237. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Not sure about pitch selection there though

  238. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Tyler – actually I haven’t been able to be on top of the game so I defer in terms of the way things happened.

    :)

  239. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    was hoping they would give Hughes this inning. That’s two hits that peren’t much more than check swings to left and the one blooper to center. He did just fine this game. Solo homers aren’t great but, they can’t always hurt, either. only third game with multiple homers and 3 with runners on base. Blyleven once gave up 50 in a season and Robin Roberts led the league a lot of years. Both HOFers and both won between 287 and 290 games.

  240. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I meant HUUUUUUUGHES. Can only win.

  241. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    GOOD JOB BOONE!

    LET’S GO WADE!!!

    I like the way Girardi is managing this game. I hope there are no comments about “binder Joe”. Respect the intelligence behind the managing.

    JMO

  242. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Tar, me too. Grandy can cover all that ground anyway and goes back extremely well.

  243. Villa Nova-Ya June 9th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Great catch by Grandy.

  244. Rob_NY June 9th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Pat — Swisher will hit 30/100 and bat .250 also. Swish won’t make 23M this year.

  245. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    YF, both pitches and 1 or 2 on change-ups. He hasn’t really gone deep in games as far as 90-100 pitches, but, he was around 80-85, I think.

  246. kd June 9th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    tex is in the middle of a potential hof career. the slow starts have cost him an mvp or two

    another ring or two and he’s in

  247. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    YF

    Does it seem like he’s playing even more shallow then usual lately? you’re right he is outstanding at going back on the ball.

  248. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Wade is getting squeezed

  249. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    What the Hell is the ump looking at? last 3 pitches were in the same spot.

  250. Bronx Jeers June 9th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Dying quail as Crash Davis would say.

  251. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Sokay. I trust Wade. Get this out, Wade.

    :)

  252. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Swisher is not going to hit 30/100.

  253. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    GB……..The Catfish was always prone to serving up dingers as well…..Guys who throw strikes will give up a few …….Just something to btch about

  254. GregD June 9th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    What the Hell is the ump looking at? last 3 pitches were in the same spot.

    =======================
    I thought so too…….

  255. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I forget what I posted the last time what the bullpen era is in Hughes’ starts. I think it was around a 3.00

  256. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Come on wade!!

  257. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    “Wade is getting squeezed”

    “What the Hell is the ump looking at? last 3 pitches were in the same spot.”

    Justice says he gets this batter out then!

  258. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Almost looked like a balk.

  259. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    nice pitch!

  260. GregD June 9th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    What is McCarver talking about????

  261. jmills June 9th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Wade Boggs!

  262. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Lets go Wade!

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Let’s do it. Come on Cory!

  264. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Tar, I don’t think so. He usually plays similarly shallow.

    Atta boy, Wade!

  265. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    :D

    LOVIN IT!

  266. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hits and runs, kiddies. Hits and runs.

  267. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Nice job by Wade… an insurance run would be fantastic this inning.

  268. GregD June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    McCarver is babbling

  269. kd June 9th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    it’s better for all of our collective health if we stop listening to tim mccarver

  270. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    More like bail themeselves out

  271. rm June 9th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    Tar, I don’t think so. He usually plays similarly shallow.

    ———-
    Reminds me of Paul Blair

  272. JobaTipsHisCap June 9th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Miami is in danger.
    Many so called basketball experts didn’t expect this, again.

  273. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Listening to Kaat on MLB Network and then listening to McCarver on FOX is quite the contrast lol.

  274. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I always mute FOX. ;)

  275. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Hi jmills :)

    I know you’re guys have been in a bit of a funk, though yesterday was close. But the thing we all know about slumps is that teams go into them, and teams come out of them. Hold tight. Good waiters get good tips. And your guys are far to good to be held down!

  276. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    jmills

    Most of the time I have no idea what the heck you are posting about, but you’re a fan of Munson so whatever it is, i like it. :D

  277. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I almost bought the PPV for the Pacquiao fight tonight but decided better than it… with my luck it would last 2 minutes.

  278. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    That’s a nice pitch.

  279. jmills June 9th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Tar!!! I like Munson,…………of course !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  280. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Gee has looked pretty good tonight… the Mets have a nice staff developing.

  281. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    The Catfish was always prone to serving up dingers as well…..Guys who throw strikes will give up a few

    Hughes gives up more than a few. His HR/9 this year is 1.9, probably higher now. Hunter gave up 1.8 per 9 the 2nd year he was with the Yankees, and surprise he was way below league average with his ERA. His career rate was 1.0, Hughes is now at 1.2. Hunter also gave up less hits than innings pitched, while hughes does not.

    So yea Catfish Hunter gave up some HRs, but not at the rate Hughes is doing and was also better at limiting hits and walks overall than Hughes.

    Its a troubling problem for Hughes. He needs to cut his HR giving up rate basically in half, and he will still be below league average but atleast it would be manageable.

  282. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I am a big fan of the revolving DH, especially based on the makeup of this team. I love that we have Chavez, Ibanez, and Jones. Lots of baseball experience there, not to mention quite a few gold gloves!

    I am a big fan of our team, and I am a big fan of whomever had the foresight to bring in the players that were brought in. If you wait long enough, you see the coallescing that baseball minds envisioned.

    I’m content.

    :)

  283. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks YF

    I knew you would be the one to ask. It’s hard to get a good grasp on defensive positioning not actually being at the Stadium.

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Okay, who in now? Cory back out?

  285. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Looks like it’s Wade vs Wright, Rapada on Duda. Wonder if I can hold my breath that long.

  286. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    The yankees pitchers have to pitch like gee has tonight to jeter and arod knocking them off the plate. It works.

  287. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    YT

    I’m not sure about Rapada, he seems to have fallen out of favor latly.

  288. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    GB, thanks for the info on Greene.

  289. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Jose Pirela with another hit for AA tonight. BA up to .403.

  290. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    That 1-1 pitch looked like it was right at the knees

  291. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Best thing Buck said all night–ground ball to Jeter, that’s automatic.

  292. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    YAY CORY!!!!

  293. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    YT

    you’re right— as usual. :D

  294. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Tar-

    Soriano in for a 4 out save, unless Rapada duday’s this up!

  295. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    “Best thing Buck said all night–ground ball to Jeter, that’s automatic.”

    NOBODY messes with Jeter. That’s a rule of baseball.

    :)

    Hope Rapada doesn’t have too much rust. (Don’t really remember his last few outings.)

    Never fair when a reliever comes in with rust, especially in a tight game. But a man has to do what a man has to do!

    COME ON CLAY!!! (clay’s kind of a weird name, I think)

  296. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    My pleasure, Tar.

  297. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Jerkface……..On behalf of the Lohuders who actually watched Catfish Hunter, we thank you for that resourceful tidbit of info…….Once again, my point was that Catfish threw strikes as did Robin Roberts and the Dutchman and they were prone to giving up homers……..Always looking for a debate or the final word……Pisspot

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Next best thing Buck said all night – Soriano is perfect.

    You betcha he is, Buck.

    :)

  299. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Beauty, uno mas.

  300. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Sorry Murphy is lefty. More Rapada

  301. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I’m not sure about Rapada, he seems to have fallen out of favor latly.

    Right now Logan and Rapada are both LOOGYs :(

    Rapada vs RHB: .250 .471 .333 .804
    Rapada vs LHB: .194 .326 .306 .631

    Logan vs RHB:.323 .389 .484 .873
    Logan vs LHB: .244 .300 .333 .633

    Rapada has done what I expected (held LHB to a very low average) but he hasn’t proven essential enough that I would not look to replace him.

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Wow. And he shook Martin off several times. I like it.

  303. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Good job, pen.

  304. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Whats interesting is that Cory Wade has been better against lefties than both Logan & Rapada.

  305. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    :)

    Ha ha ha. Looks like Rapada’s real estate just went up. I don’t think the Ys will be replacing him any time soon.

  306. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Good job. McCarver says lefties are only ones in their right minds. Tim you must be a righty.

  307. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Next best thing Buck said all night – Soriano is perfect.

    You betcha he is, Buck.
    ————————–

    He’s also perfect in giving me an ulcer each save opportunity lol.

  308. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    GREAT job pen. GREAT job Yankees. This team never gives up – or in.

    That’s why you have to love them, win lose or draw.

  309. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    An insurance run would be sweet here

  310. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    JF-

    Wade has been effective vs lefties probably because of the CU–No?

  311. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    wonder if Girardi leaves Rapada in to face Davis to lead off the 9th?

  312. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    “Whats interesting is that Cory Wade has been better against lefties than both Logan & Rapada.”

    Corey Wade has saved this teams behind quite a few times over the last 2 years. Big mistake by the Rays.

  313. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I hate it when Buck and Tim try to suck up to the Yanks

  314. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Tyler, not I. I have total faith in him. I’m never worried. He has life under control.

    That said, every closer has a stinker now and then. It’s not going to happen tonight, and it may never happen, but if Soriano should ever blow a save, only the most ridiculous fool would get on him for it.

  315. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    The Grandy Man Can!

  316. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    There’s my insurance!

  317. rm June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Grandy!!!

  318. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    wonder if Girardi leaves Rapada in to face Davis to lead off the 9th?
    ——————————

    Gotta think the 9th is Soriano’s to start.

  319. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Holy God, batman! Curtis continues to show his worth.

  320. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Pettitte has a 1.5 HR/9 this year, he is doing fine.

  321. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    .Once again, my point was that Catfish threw strikes as did Robin Roberts and the Dutchman and they were prone to giving up homers

    Your point was to say that any kvetching about Hughes giving up homers is just complaining for the sake of complaining because a pitcher that is nothing like Hughes also gave up homers (at a much lower rate than Hughes). It is an actual problem, that Hughes should probably try to correct.

    Blyleven did not even have a HR/9 over 1 until he was 35. And it was only for 4 years. Hughes is at 2! Do you understand that? Blyleven gave up 50 HRs in 1986, if he had Hughes HR rate he’d have given up 65.

  322. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    You knew that was gone, as soon as Parnell didn’t hit the outside corner

  323. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    trisha-

    I’m not going to get on Soriano for a blown save but I appreciate a few clean innings haha.

  324. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Ike Davis hasn’t hit righties or lefties-It’s Soriano, unless the Yankees score 3 or 4 more runs.

  325. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    “Gotta think the 9th is Soriano’s to start.”

    Absolutely. I’m thinking that the one thing you don’t do to you closer is have someone else start the 9th in a closing situation.

  326. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Wade had an opt out clause in his Rays contract; so he exercised it and left rather than remain in the minors with Rays AAA team. I remember the posters on drays bay hated that Wade opted out because they all knew how good he is.

  327. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    “I’m not going to get on Soriano for a blown save but I appreciate a few clean innings haha.”

    Then you gotta love what he did last time he was in.

    Clean as a whistle.

    ;)

  328. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Curtis for MVP. Man does it all.

  329. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Wade has been effective vs lefties probably because of the CU–No?

    Yea, his assortment of offspeed probably helps him greatly. He has been deadly against righties as well, due to the CU & Curve.

    If we could get a LOOGY that was as good vs lefties as Wade or Robertson are vs righties we’d have a deadly, deadly bullpen. As it stands I’d say we’re only singularly deadly. Certainly one of the best in the majors. Robertson coming back will be a huge boost. He annihilates batters of any hand.

  330. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I could watch that catch Curtis made over and over

  331. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely. I’m thinking that the one thing you don’t do to you closer is have someone else start the 9th in a closing situation.

    The rays bullpen has never been so good that they could afford to let a guy like Wade walk, so that was particularly perplexing that they didnt add him to the 40 and call him up when his opt out was coming.

  332. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    In regards to the homers. Sometimes luck does factor in. Not saying those shouldn’t be hrs. But how many times are those same exact pitches thrown by a different. And the batter lets it go through, fouls it off, pops it up, or swings and misses.

  333. UnKnown June 9th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Curtis has dominated the last few innings. The guy is such a stud.

  334. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    What a great sports day this has been

  335. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    YF

    SO as a FA Wade was able to negotiate with any team? I cant see him getting all the way to Yankees otherwise.

    Anyway still a big mistake on the Rays not adding him to the roster.

  336. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Go, Sori!

  337. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    GB, McCarver read your mind.

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

    Sori got jobbed on that pitch.

  338. rm June 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    Curtis for MVP. Man does it all.

    ——-
    I thought he should have been MVP last yyear

  339. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    My mistakle for comparing Hall Of Famers to a 25 year old pitcher …..

  340. UnKnown June 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Close this out here Sori come on buddy.

  341. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    mighty close

  342. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Ugh come on Soriano

  343. Captain Clutch June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    This ump is awful. The plate has gotten smaller and smaller in the late innings.

  344. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Squeezed. Great.

  345. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Tar, they chose Cormier who I believe was just coming off the DL over Wade. Wade was free to make a deal with any team he wanted.

    Sori’s getting squeezed. Two of those were strikes.

  346. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Once Hughes gets his record back on the winning side the perception will change. If he had lost this game 2-1 then people won’t stop badmouthing

  347. djsunyc June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    wow – the ump just punk’d soriano on that at bat…

  348. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Dos mas, Sori.

  349. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    No runner for Davis?

  350. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    thank goodness for Jason Bay.

  351. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    There’s one.

  352. I Am Winning June 9th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I can’t say Soriano hasn’t been excellent for us in replacement of Mo. But unlike Mo, he just refuses to get through a clean inning this guy!

  353. UnKnown June 9th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Granderson’s insurance run was huge. Whether it is needed or not.

    Two run lead makes me a lot more comfy.

  354. rm June 9th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    My mistakle for comparing Hall Of Famers to a 25 year old pitcher …..

    ——————-
    I hope one day he will be worthy of the comparison

  355. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Hughes 1.2 vs. Catfish’s 1.o is close enough

  356. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    “Wade was free to make a deal with any team he wanted”.

    I’m curious as to why he choose the Yankees. Most money? Anybody know his motivation to sign with the Yanks.

    Come on SOri uno mas!!

  357. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Truth. I used to watch Soriano close for the Rays and I would sit there and wish with all my might that we could have him. But I knew it would never happen.

    And then it did.

    I love the guy with every fiber of my being.

    His stuff is nasty, but he makes it look so easy.

  358. Against All Odds June 9th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    If he had lost this game 2-1 then people won’t stop badmouthing

    —————–

    Not true

  359. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Loved Sori with Rays as well. That one two punch of Benoit, Sori was pretty filthy.

  360. Betsy June 9th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    So I guess it’s better if Phil had given up those 2 runs on more hits……..I don’t know why the heck it matters as a run is a run. It’s not a great thing by any means, but it’s hardly the end of the world. 1 run via the HR is better than 1 run via several hits because once the HR is hit, there is no one on base.

    I’m not sure why Phil’s HR rate (and who cares, Joel Sherman) is the big story if we win and not that he gave another solid outing.

  361. Tyler June 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    oy vey

  362. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Uno mas, Sori.

  363. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    That insurance run is looking sweeter and sweeter

  364. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    “But unlike Mo, he just refuses to get through a clean inning this guy!”

    1. He did last time out. An error put a runner on base.

    2. Sori was squeezed three pitches and that’s why a runner made it to first.

    This could have been a clean inning.

    He will close this out.

  365. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Soriano trying for a John Wetteland save.

  366. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Who’s that guy they keep showing, with the green shirt on?

  367. rm June 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Sori makes it more exciting than Mo but he gets it done

  368. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yes John Wettland could really make you sweat

  369. Betsy June 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Comparing anyone to Mo makes absolutely no sense…….and it’s completely unfair.

  370. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Soriano, at times drives me about as crazy as John Wettland did in 1996.

  371. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Cano would have launched that last pitch

  372. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    “Loved Sori with Rays as well. That one two punch of Benoit, Sori was pretty filthy.”

    :)

  373. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Green shirt = Sandy Alderson

  374. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Hughes 1.2 vs. Catfish’s 1.o is close enough

    This year its 1.9+, he is getting worse. 2 more HRs today. That is where the complaints are coming from. You don’t think he needs to stop giving up so many HRs?

  375. Against All Odds June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Untuck

  376. Tar June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Yes!!!!

  377. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Sor-i-ano! (clap clap clap clap clap)

  378. rm June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    Who’s that guy they keep showing, with the green shirt on?


    Do you mean Sandy Alderson

  379. Fondo Motz June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Way to go Yanks. Good win !

  380. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    SORI!!!!!

  381. JobaTipsHisCap June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Good win!!

  382. GreenBeret7 June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    love those 2 wins to open a 3 game series.i

  383. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Chad already posted the win before it was official on Fox :)

  384. Jerkface June 9th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    So I guess it’s better if Phil had given up those 2 runs on more hits

    Regular hits can be defensed. HR rate being so bad generally means you’re going to be in trouble.

  385. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Hughes needs to cut down on the homers, but solo HRs aren’t as big a deal if you pitch this well. I’ll take two solos every day of the week if those are the only runs you are giving up. Just don’t walk batters before the solos, please. And he’s given up double the homers at NYS than on the road, which makes sense considering the ballpark and his proclivity. So yeah, less would be good, but think he will get better at it.

  386. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    “Do you mean Sandy Alderson”

    That’s who it must be.

    **********

    Apparently my programming is a few seconds behind because Chad had the lead-in about winning before Sori threw his last pitch!!!

    :D

  387. Bronx Jeers June 9th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I’d say Soriano has transitioned into the closer role quite nicely.

    It’s not always pretty but if we learn anything it’s that a man should never keep his shirt tucked-in unless he’s wearing a jacket or a tie. :wink:

  388. yankeefeminista June 9th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    YT, fixed game or just confident?

  389. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 9th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    YT, I just said the same thing about Chad posting the lead-in!!!

    :lol:

  390. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Trisha-

    I saw Chad’s post out of the corner of my eye, before the last pitch. Too funny :)

  391. Pat M. June 9th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Well stated Feminista……Hello Bets

  392. Yankee Trader June 9th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    New Post————–>

    But everyone already knew that!!!

  393. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Against All Odds says:

    June 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    If he had lost this game 2-1 then people won’t stop badmouthing

    —————–

    Not true
    ————

    Last year when he had that good run didn’t matter because he had a losing record. Pitch well in 6 of his last 7 starts. Still complaints

  394. igotid88 June 9th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    PDATE, 8:39 p.m.: That’s six strikeouts through five innings for Hughes. Needs some run support (which isn’t something you say very often with Hughes, who always seems to be pitching with a ton of runs on the board).
    ——————
    Not this season so much

  395. jmills June 9th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Jays !,………lost again . In case my wayward Jays don’t make it ,you have ny permission to kick ‘em in!!!

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