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Game 62: Yankees at Braves

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jun 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (36-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Hiroki Kuroda P

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46)
Kuroda vs. Braves

BRAVES (34-28)
Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Chipper Jones 3B
Jason Heyward RF
Eric Hinske 1B
Andrelton Simmons SS
Tim Hudson P

RHP Tim Hudson (4-2, 3.83)
Hudson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: A lot like yesterday. Warm outside with a few clouds and a bunch of sunshine.

UMPIRES: HP Tom Hallion, 1B Chad Fairchild, 2B Alfonso Marquez, 3B Brian O’Nora

GRAND: As you know, Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam last night, tying Lou Gehrig for the most grand slams all time. It was Rodriguez’s 13th grand slam as a Yankee, tying Joe DiMaggio for the second-most in franchise history. Twelve of his grand slams have tied the game or given his team the lead (six as a Yankee). It was Rodriguez’s 11th grand slam in the seventh inning or later.

ALL ABOUT A-ROD: The Yankees are 16-0 this season when Rodriguez drives in at least one run. They have won their last 20 such games dating back to last season.

DOUBLE DIGITS: With Rodriguez and Nick Swisher each hitting their 10th home runs of the season last night, the Yankees now have six players with double digit home runs in 2012. That’s the most in the Majors.

CLOSING IT OUT: The Yankees are 12-8 in series finales this season. They have won their five of their last six finale and are 6-4 in finales on the road.

UPDATE, 7:33 p.m.: Hiroki Kuroda works a scoreless first inning, keeping a 1-0 lead intact after Jeter’s double and Rodriguez’s RBI single in the top of the inning.

UPDATE, 7:55 p.m.: Kuroda leaves the bases loaded in the second inning. See, having the pitcher hit isn’t such a bad thing (striking out Hudson certainly helped).

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Big fist pump from Martin as Kuroda gets out of another jam. He left runners at second and third in the fourth inning, keeping that 1-0 lead intact. It’s starting to rain quite a bit here, but so far they’re playing through it.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: Kuroda’s been pitching out of trouble all night, but Brian McCann just crushed a two-run homer in the fifth to put the Braves in front 2-1.

UPDATE, 9:27 p.m.: Two-run homer by Granderson has the Yankees back in front. You knew they weren’t going to win this game without a home run anyway.

UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.: Huge out by Eppley, getting the double play to end the eighth, leaving the tying run stranded at third.

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602 Responses to “Game 62: Yankees at Braves”

  1. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Go Kuroda-san! Go Yanks!

  2. Against All Odds June 13th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    mick June 13th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Luck….Hal is hoping for everything to go right. Kids in the minors develop, vets remain productive, guys in their prime continue to perform, young pitchers already on the team continue to trend upward etc.
    =================================
    only for 2014-15 then go purge salary on new FA’s

    —————————————————————-

    What would be the incentive to do that?

  3. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Go Hiroki san!!, Go Yankees!!, let’s go for the sweep!!

  4. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Go Jeet!

  5. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    El Capitan!

  6. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    There we go, lead off double.

  7. JobaTipsHisCap June 13th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    ESPN or YES?
    To avoid Kay, ESPN is the one to go.

  8. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Man Derek Jeter is still very good

  9. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Hi YF and Pat M,

    Saw your post Pat, i will answer it after the game.

  10. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    The Yankee fans are very loud on Turner field

  11. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Luis…..My memory gets long winded as of late

  12. JobaTipsHisCap June 13th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    too eager AB

  13. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I thought Id heard it all until Kay said to start the game, “Lets do it in the A T L”

    Nauseating.

    Alex!

  14. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Luis…..My memory gets long winded as of late

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

    NP i will find it, and copy it. It was very interesting, that’s why i want to further the discussion if you don’t mind.

    Arod, best situational hitter on the team!!

  15. jacksquat June 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    The Yankees are 16-0 this season when Rodriguez drives in at least one run. They have won their last 20 such games dating back to last season.

    Gotta win now, right?

  16. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    JS,

    Amen!

  17. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Good job, as usual, Alex!!

  18. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Hi Luis, QFT.

  19. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Good first inning

  20. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    You guys are fortunate to have options on the announcing crew.
    I miss the days of spending the money on mlb.tv or Direct TV so I could watch the games on YES.
    Now I can only watch games whenever ESPN, Fox, or TBS deign it wise to show a Yankee game nationwide.

  21. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I had to go to my 2014 budget a little early…

  22. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Hey everybody

    It’s obvious now Cano is taking a strike,at least the first time up. What I don’t get is he seems to obvious about it. Is he trying to deke them? So next time up he gets a cookie?

  23. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Hey tar!,

    Maybe he is working on being more patient

  24. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Hudson threw 25 pitches.
    At that pace, he’ll be done by 5 Pacific time.

  25. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    cofuzz, you don’t get mlb network? Yanks are on that tonight.

    Atta boy, Hiro. K!

  26. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Tar, you think Cano is in stealth mode?

  27. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    cofuzz, sorry about that. Im sure someone here would be willing to share an MLB tv account with you.

  28. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Working quickly! I like it.

  29. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    cofuzz,

    This is the first time i got MLB tv, i don’t think i will ever be able to live without it. That McCann sure can hit

  30. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    That was a strike

  31. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I’m curious on what you guys think. Has anybody else noticed?

    I’ve caught on to Him taking a strike, especially the first time up for at least a week now. The thing is, most of the time he’s restring the bat on his shoulders? What’s up with that. Why so obvious? Is making a statement throw me strikes, or I want swing?

    Good job Kuroda!!

  32. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Swisher is swinging the bat very well

  33. theREALkevin June 13th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Actually that A-Rod stat scares me. Makes me think they’re gonna lose tonight. I mean how long can that streak continue?? Let’s hope one more game at least :)

  34. jmv June 13th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Luis! Hi everyone! Good to know that everything is spinning the right way these days…

  35. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Hey jmv!!,

    Good to see you around! MTU asked me to say hi from him.

    Ugh!

  36. Frozen Rope June 13th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    instead of turning the lineup over, now we have the pitcher leading off, moron call on the hit and run.

  37. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    That was a bad play

  38. Triple Short of a Cycle June 13th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    How about none of the above

  39. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    That was a very good pitch from kuroda, he jammed Chipper with it

  40. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Again same pitch

  41. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    That was a tough pitch to lay off

  42. jmv June 13th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    That was on Swish, I guess…

    Luis,

    Please say Hi to MTU, and tell him I’ll send some pics soon… Been busy here, but have a couple of days off next week

  43. Triple Short of a Cycle June 13th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I still never understand why fans boo when the opposing pitcher throws over to first

  44. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Will do jmv….A doctors life is a busy one with no regular schedule ;)

  45. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I remember Hinske being a pest against us….It hasn’t change one bit

  46. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Work called and I missed some AB’s. I see Kuroda’s loaded the bases. Que pasa?

  47. blake June 13th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Nice job bunting with the pitcher next…..hope that bites them.

  48. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Safety squeeze, don’t get why Heyward didn’t go on contact

  49. jmv June 13th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Yep, Luis, no schedule… But the really tough is Yankees games starting at 1 am, LOL… And here is all Euro ’12 mode

  50. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Settle down Mr. Kuroda…….Weak base hits

  51. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    YF,

    Heyward walked, Hinske single to right and simmons bunted for a safety squeeze but heyward didn’t go on contact.

  52. blake June 13th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Kinda think he bunted on his own ..unless Heyward missed a sign….

  53. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Don’t speed up his bat

  54. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    There you go. K.

    One more.

  55. Triple Short of a Cycle June 13th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    exciting NL baseball.

    But I’ll take it :)

  56. blake June 13th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Good pitch…..get Bourn here and youre out.

  57. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    This Bourn at bat is key

  58. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Good location

  59. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks, luis.

  60. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Ooo! Wanted that.

  61. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Atta boy, Hiro.

  62. blake June 13th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    My guess is the Nats throw a pile of money at Bourn this winter……good job Hiro!

  63. syd_cash June 13th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    whew the pleasures of NL baseball

  64. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Kuroda Yankeed them. :shock:

  65. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    YES!!!!! nice way to get out of it Hiroki San!!…

    Blake,

    I don’t think he bunted on his own, i think Heyward missed the sign. Good break for us though

  66. jmv June 13th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    No pasa nada, YF! Kuroda encendido y en fuego!

  67. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Tar, I think Cano goes through phases where he won’t take first pitch for a couple of AB’s. But it won’t last.

  68. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    My pleasure YF ;)

  69. blake June 13th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    “I don’t think he bunted on his own, i think Heyward missed the sign. Good break for us though”

    Yea I dont know….maybe….dumb either way this early in the game….. Braves fans growing impatient with Freddy.

  70. luis June 13th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hudson has allowed only one homer all season. Is it this game that we finally win without a homer?

  71. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    YF

    Thanks –in the Mets series it was really obvious. I agree it’s probably a phase. Maybe it’s a long strategy to get him back on track. Whatever it is it’s working! :D

  72. jmv June 13th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    luis says:
    June 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    Hudson has allowed only one
    homer all season. Is it this
    game that we finally win
    without a homer?
    ——————————–
    Nope. This is the game that Hudson finally allows multiple homers

  73. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Yup Blake, very dumb either way

  74. waka flocka June 13th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Freddi Gonzalez is one of the worst managers in baseball.

  75. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Hi jmv, espero que si!

  76. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    jmv,

    I like the way you think ;0

  77. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Grandy,

    Go oppo

  78. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    “Freddi Gonzalez is one of the worst managers in baseball.”

    Yea he really is bad…..

  79. Wang IS Taiwan June 13th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Forgive me if you’ve all seen and discussed this news on Martin’s catching. Thought it explained what several of us felt — that Martin wasn’t calling a good game earlier, but has been doing a better job recently..

    I also just noticed (I’m just tuning in today) that Girardi is now talking about putting Martin with CC. I’m sure there’s a correlation.

    from River Ave Blues

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    As David Waldstein of the New York Times recently reported, Joe Girardi called Martin into his office before the game on June 2nd in Detroit. The gist: Martin wasn’t doing a great job of calling pitches. Girardi said that he could do better, and Martin agreed. Despite the wealth of talent, both in the rotation and the bullpen, the staff sported a 4.13 ERA at the end of May. Being above league average just isn’t acceptable for a team with the Yankees’ aspirations.

    That talk seems to have been the turning point for the staff. Since then they’ve pitched 89.2 innings to a 2.11 ERA. It looks even better for Martin, too. He doesn’t catch CC Sabathia, and Sabathia has turned in two poor starts since then. In fact, if you subtract the 14 innings and seven earned runs Sabathia has allowed in his last two starts, the staff, under Martin, has thrown 75.2 innings to a 1.67 ERA. Might it be time for Girardi to give up on the personal catcher thing and have Martin start catching the team’s most important pitcher?
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/......+Blues%29

  80. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Singleton and I agree

  81. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Geez nice effort Robbie…..

  82. JobaTipsHisCap June 13th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Hmm, weird cano

  83. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Splitter on this next pitch please

  84. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Not sure what Cano was doing there, but thats a routine grounder.

  85. jmv June 13th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Nice post, Wang. Thank you. I think the issue with Stewart is the couple of great starts CC had with him. Maybe a coincidence and nothing more

  86. BoJo June 13th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Cano was visualizing his big payday coming up….sitting on beach with a couple of Coronas

  87. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Big pitch there

  88. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Command wise Kuroda is on the money tonight

  89. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Frustrating with Cano. Sometimes, as SJ44 says, his mind just isnt there. Mindless play. Like the Heat.

  90. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Robbie was leaning the wrong way, But not sure why he gave up on it so quick. I guess he forgot he makes the difficult look easy.

  91. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Really good pitch to Uggla there.

  92. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    K nasty pitch there

  93. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Kuroda!!! Nice pitching

  94. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Humped up on that one….great job by Hiro!…..still not sure what Cano was doing there…..it was hit hard and he may not have gotten it but you have to at least move

  95. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t think Cano was ready for it, he was leaning the other way. It hard hit as well

  96. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Blake

    He did move, towards first, then he froze. I think the lean towards first threw him off for some reason.

  97. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    “He did move, towards first, then he froze. I think the lean towards first threw him off for some reason.”

    Im sure we was trying to read the pitch….but still no real excuse there…..he can hit a homer here and make up for it.

  98. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Make up for it cano.

  99. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    It was low

  100. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Thats down….

  101. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    The Braves trivia Q is who was the last Yankee to go 30-30. The announers have no idea…….I think the answer is now a Cub

  102. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Tex is taking good at bats

  103. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Present and accounted for!

    I’ve heard a good part of the game in the car and have to believe that Kuroda has been great – certainly in terms of getting out of those jams!

    But as I listened I wondered if Braves fans were screaming up a storm and trashing their players for not coming through. The other side of the coin. So instead of thinking for a moment that it was Kuroda’s effectiveness, their fans may have gone immediately to crapping all over their players.

    Makes you think that some times you have to realize the other pitcher can be effective in tight spots – if you get my drift.

    :)

    GO YANKS!!

    GO HIROKI!!

    GO MARLINS!!

  104. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    blake, Soriano definitely went 30/30. He was one homer away from 40/40.

  105. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Huddy already at 72 pitches…..should get a chance to feast on their pen.

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    “The Braves trivia Q is who was the last Yankee to go 30-30. The announers have no idea…….I think the answer is now a Cub”

    Poor (the other) Sori. He was so abused, with Torre insisting that he be a slaps single hitter when he was a total power hitter.

    :(

  107. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    “blake, Soriano definitely went 30/30. He was one homer away from 40/40.”

    Yea…Chip guessed Rickey Henderson lol

  108. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Actually, i think it was the right move to trade Soriano when they did. I got frustrated watching his at bats in the 2003 WS

  109. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Soriano for Arod was highway robbery.

  110. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Kuroda is pitching very well on the inside corner

  111. jackamir June 13th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    3-0 Mets against Price.

  112. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Arod’s first contract was a good one….especially when the Rangers paid part of it.

  113. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Heyward has great plate coverage…hes going to be a monster….just a matter of time

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    The Yankees definitely traded away players at the “right” time – like after Torre ruined their arms, didn’t like their attitudes, or forced them to play out of position.

    Sure, not all of them. And sure, the teams achieved. But there are enough of them of there who were hurt by Torre.

    Okay, enough about Torre.

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    How did our first run score?

  116. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Big k

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    brb for the answer.

    Also, has Kuroda looked really good in pitching out of jams?

  118. igotid88 June 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    Arod’s first contract was a good one….especially when the Rangers paid part of it.
    ——————-

    One of the fewp layers who lived up to the big contract.

  119. waka flocka June 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    RBI single up the middle from A-Rod.

  120. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    “How did our first run score?”

    Jeter double….arod single

  121. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I got sick of Soriano’s ABs in the 2003 world series too. Swinging at every pitch that bounced 50 feet in front of home plate.

  122. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Jeter double, moved to third on a Granderson roller and scored on a single by Arod

  123. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Jeter and Arod both lived up to their 10 year contracts…..

  124. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Game will be halted

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Really? Let them keep playing in that crap?

  126. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    2003 Soriano–Talk about hero swings.

  127. Fondo Motz June 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    It’s really raining

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks blake. :)

  129. Fondo Motz June 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    This is a no brainer

  130. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    It’s pouring

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    If they’re going to let them keep playing – C’MON 5TH!!!

    That is the current rule, correct? 5 full?

  132. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Thunder. waiting to finish the inning?

  133. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    2003 Soriano–Talk about hero swings.

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

    Yup, those were the epitome of hero swings.

  134. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    5 full innings

  135. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    LOL SJ44 always talks about hero swings. Right on re: Soriano 2003. Hero swings that ended in zero swings.

    THey keep making us play through this until we lose the lead. Disgusting by the umpires.

  136. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Yes, Trisha.

  137. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Big AB in the game right here.

  138. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Uno mas, Hiro

  139. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks YF.

  140. Fondo Motz June 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Nice job

  141. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    They always play through pouring rain at NYS as well. sMH.

    K!!!

  142. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    One thing is certain, this brave team ran the pitch count high on Kuroda. K!!!!!!!!!!! Hiroki San!!

  143. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Wow! Great job!!!

  144. Fondo Motz June 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Now let’s make them regret leaving us out there in the rain

  145. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    WOW! HIRO!

  146. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful pitches outside zone then inside good-bye

  147. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Pretty generous second strike there but he blew hin away for strike 3….Kuroda works out again.

  148. waka flocka June 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Kuroda is the man. At this rate I definitely wouldn’t mind the Yankees trying to convince him to stick around for another year.

  149. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    SJ44 said after a couple starts this season that Hiro should be the bullpen long man where he belongs. LOL

  150. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Kuroda 77 Hudson 73 pitches.

  151. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Any info on Drabek’s elbow; I heard it went pop. Poor Jays.

  152. Fondo Motz June 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Make the mound nice and dry for their pitcher

  153. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Drabek out alog with Morrow-oblique injury. Pop is not good

  154. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Did you see that lightning?

  155. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Kuroda 77 Hudson 73 pitches.

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

    It would be nice that Kuroda throws a nice and easy 5th. Those clouds sure look menacing

  156. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    TJS for Drabek??

  157. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    YT, no it’s not and right after Morrow’s. Hate to see that.

  158. Fondo Motz June 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    They gonna blow dry the mound too?

  159. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    SJ44 said after a couple starts this season that Hiro should be the bullpen long man where he belongs. LOL
    ///

    Hmm. Maybe he was just waxing his poetics……fanboy?? ;) ;) ;).

  160. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hopefully not, Luis but quite possible.

  161. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Drabek:

    “I threw the ball and I kind of felt a popping sensation in the back of my elbow,” the right-hander said. “I don’t know how fast it was but I knew the velocity was down and just for precautions, it was probably smart to take me out.”

    The good news, if there was any this day, is that initial testing didn’t reveal any major damage. Drabek, who had Tommy John elbow ligament transplant surgery in 2007, said he didn’t believe that there was a recurrence of that problem this time around.

    “I had the Tommy John in ’07 but it’s nothing like that,” Drabek added. “But it’s always frightening. We did all the tests for it and it’s strong, so that was some good news.”

  162. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I hate when any young pitcher gets hurt…..pitcher injurjes are reaching crazy levels.

  163. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Lots of lightning, not good

  164. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Price is getting rocked.

  165. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Field in terrific shape for some Yankee runs.

  166. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    TJS for Drabek??
    ///

    Evening, primo! :D

    I heard that, that’s awful. Saw him duel twice with Betances in 2010 (Dealin’ outpitched him both games – the latter in the Eastern League playoffs – but Drabek was also really good in two fantastic pitchers’ duels).

  167. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Hey JAP!,

    Is he part of the club? ;)

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I walked in when Kuroda-san got the nice K there with runners on. Caught up with scoring via Gameday, but overall how does Kuroda look?

  169. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Trader,

    Thanks for the info….I wonder then what it may be…You are a doctor right? If it’s not ligament related, what could be?

  170. blake June 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Kuroda has looked good….has made some big pitches when he’s needed them….

  171. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Kuroda has had great location and fastball during rain was 92. Has gotten out of trouble.

  172. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Walking the tightrope…

  173. jackamir June 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Maybe Martin should back off a little further, maybe back to the bench.

  174. luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I walked in when Kuroda-san got the nice K there with runners on. Caught up with scoring via Gameday, but overall how does Kuroda look?

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

    Aside for his pitch count up, he has been money so far. His command has been amazing, especially over the inside corner. I have to say that the Braves do have a very good lineup.

  175. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    “Drabek out alog with Morrow-oblique injury. Pop is not good”

    Poor Jays. They can’t win for losing.

  176. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Hey JAP!,

    Is he part of the club?
    ///

    Oh, no, sorry. I see my error. I thought that was that new guy ‘There Will Never Be Another Mo’, not for “Mo Mo’….the fanboy comment was meant for the former…Nevermind :)

    Speaking of fanboys, Dealin’ pitches tomorrow.

    How’s Kuroda looked, primo?

  177. RMike June 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hudson really stepping up for his team like an ace does

  178. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    he has the “shuto” pitch[variant screwball] working to perfection tailing away from their lefties.

  179. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Aside for his pitch count up, he has been money so far. His command has been amazing, especially over the inside corner. I have to say that the Braves do have a very good lineup.
    ///

    Ah, thanks, luis. He does that in YS3, he’ll be fine. Professional pitcher, that one.

  180. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    JAP,

    And some eye seeing hits from the Braves like this one from Prado. His FB, CU, SL have been very good.

  181. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Trader, blake – thanks for the insight. I’ll have to watch tonight’s replay on YES to see the early goodies.

  182. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    McCann has hit us hard in all three games

  183. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Slow, slower, slow again not working on McCann.

  184. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Mcann has hit the ball hard all series…that was probably coming at some point.

  185. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Then again, fast isn’t working either…

  186. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    And keeps on hitting us hard… :(

  187. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Should not have thrown him a strike

  188. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Crap, I bought Kuroda-san back luck. Man I’d love to have McCann. Imagine what he could do in our park :(. McCann was going to bust out sooner or later – he’s been drilling the ball.

  189. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    McCann’s been killing the ball.

  190. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Simulated game for Aardsma on Friday…

  191. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Keep it here, Hiro.

  192. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    The blast wouldn’t hurt so much if not for the bloop immediately preceding…

  193. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Nice Tex

  194. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Alex showing off the range!!

  195. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Good job, Jete

  196. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Good concentration by Jeter!

  197. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    That was a shuto that was sh** because it didn’t shuto

  198. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Tar, that ARod is a pretty good ballplayer, isn’t he

  199. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    JAlfred

    He’s a keeper! :D

  200. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Struggling with Heyward too…

  201. Tabbert June 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    kuroda is taking way too long to put batters away tonight. 100 pitches in 5 innings…

  202. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Let’s take Heyward and McCann with us to DC

  203. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    mcann a FA in 2013, could be in our sights.

  204. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    we should be seeing phelps shortly

  205. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    97 pitches already?
    Phelps and/or Garcia seeing action tonight.

  206. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Luis-

    Haven’t a clue on Drabek. If it’s popping without any swelling or pain, it’s probably nothing terrible. I haven’t stayed in a Holiday Inn Express in a while.

  207. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Atta boy, Hiro!

  208. Tabbert June 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    lets hope for some more late inning heroics by the bombers!

  209. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Tar, Robi said Alex is like brother to him, can ask him about anything, baseball related or otherwise, Alex tells him the truth, etc. Somehow, the Yanks have to find a way to slide Alex into a management position here, or sell the team to him, when his playing days are over :).

  210. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Didn’t we call Hinskie, ” Doug Herfernan” when he was here? I liked him, (and King of Queens)

  211. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    JEET!

  212. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    we own the braves like we own the twins

  213. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Vintage DJ. At this rate, he’ll never get a day off

  214. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    The Captain!!

    Thanks Trader, LOL!!

  215. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    With the Bravos, you know it definitely it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

  216. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Due, Grandy.

  217. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    THE MICK!

  218. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Go oppo Grandy, he is too tough to pull

  219. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Jete!!!

    J Alfred no doubt. That gets me thinking about the positive influence Andy has had on the staff. No coincidence that Hughes and Nova are pitching better.

  220. djsunyc June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    OH….THE GRANDYMAN CAN!!!

  221. Wang IS Taiwan June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Right back acha, Hudson!

  222. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Own em!!!

  223. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    The GRANDY MAN CAN AND DOES!!!!!

  224. igotid88 June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Right on YF. Grandy

  225. syd_cash June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    the Grandyman can!!! :)

  226. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    “With the Bravos, you know it definitely it ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

    As I was saying…

    :)

  227. RadioKev June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    McCann and Grandy are on my fantasy teams :D

  228. Wang IS Taiwan June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    JMV — didn’t you call this earlier?!!

  229. Benny Blanco June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    what a clutch ab!!

  230. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Go oppo Grandy, he is too tough to pull

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

    HAHAHA LMAO on my self!! GRANDY!!

  231. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    Didn’t we call Hinskie, ” Doug Herfernan” when he was here? I liked him, (and King of Queens)
    //

    Tar, lol, I’m not a sit com guy, but I saw that dude on TV Land or Nick at Nite or whatever that station is, and I was like – Eric Hinske is a sit com actor as well as a baseball player??

    GRANDY

  232. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    oh wohlers me!

  233. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Wow he waited on that pitch. Nice hit Grandy!!!

  234. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    That ball was gone right after he hit it. Didn’t have to wait for the braves announcers

  235. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    im gonna get me le ritz crackers.

  236. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    pretty awesome to grab the lead back so quick like that….the Ted playing like YS tonight.

  237. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan June 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    JMV — didn’t you call this earlier?!!

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

    Yup, he did….Right after i was wondering if this was the first game we win without the homer

  238. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Tar-
    For a while, every time a team acquired Hinske in season, they went to the playoffs.

  239. Against All Odds June 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Eat it

  240. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Tar, he sure did wait.

  241. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Jeter starting to get hot again….I noticed in BP monday that the ball just jumping off his bat….he was hitting lasers all over the yard.

  242. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    YT

    I know, that was a sick streak he had going there. Like I said I liked his time here.

  243. Wang IS Taiwan June 13th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Jeter starting to get hot again….

    GOOD SIGN.

  244. rm June 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I’m afraid the yankees will may never win another game without hitting a HR. Because they are going to hit a HR in every game they play.

  245. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hudson “cry me a” River.

  246. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Against All Odds June 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    Eat it
    //

    LOL, Odds, is that for Hudson? :D

  247. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    New York Yankees – home of the free and the home run.

  248. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    YT

    I know, that was a sick streak he had going there. Like I said I liked his time here.

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

    I liked him too…..especially since he had a nag to hit us real good as well when he wasn’t playing for us.

  249. RMike June 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    don’t see people complaining about too much power now

    much rather hit 3 singles off Hudson to tie the game.

  250. astrocityfan June 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh those evil home runs ???? Grandy has become quite the power hitter. Go Yanks!

  251. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Jeet just needed to play the Mets to start revving it up to encendido y en fuego status. ;)

  252. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    It is storming north of the stadium

  253. jackamir June 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Shutdown inning, please!!!

  254. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Pruf, hope Drabek is OK. Zoilo 2 for 2 with a triple btw; maybe he’ll start heating up.

  255. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    will we see venters again?

  256. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    K en fuego todavia!

  257. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Nothing wrong with hitting HRs. It’s trying to hit HRs that causes all the trouble.

  258. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Kuroda can throw gas when he needs to to

  259. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I would go to the BP now

  260. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    “Nothing wrong with hitting HRs. It’s trying to hit HRs that causes all the trouble.”

    I sure have no problem with home runs!

    :)

  261. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Alex, when he is on, never tries. True story.

  262. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    HR’s are great….it’s just not great when thats the only way you can score….not saying that’s true of the Yankees….but that’s just true of any team….you need to be able to score various ways ideally.

  263. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Nothing wrong with hitting HRs. It’s trying to hit HRs that causes all the trouble.

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

    QFT +1

  264. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    fem, Zoilo needs some finish but he’s a gamer. Love the SH, too.

  265. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Nothing wrong with hitting HRs. It’s trying to hit HRs that causes all the trouble.

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

    QFT +1
    //

    primo, important distinctions sometimes get lost around here ;)

  266. djsunyc June 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    chicks dig the long ball lol…

  267. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    blake, yep, I love me some 94 after 84; that’s what makes him dangerous.

  268. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Alex, when he is on, never tries. True story.

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

    When you have the right approach those homers all come by themselves. Spot on YF

  269. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    primo, important distinctions sometimes get lost around here
    ==========================
    thanks for the heads up

  270. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    HR’s are great….it’s just not great when thats the only way you can score….not saying that’s true of the Yankees….but that’s just true of any team….you need to be able to score various ways ideally.
    ///

    that’d be a yes :D

  271. MG June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Kuroda is emptying his tank right here , he isn’t pitching the 7th

  272. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    hiroki with emotion!

  273. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    95! Kuroda has blown a lot of guys away tonight.

  274. djsunyc June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    kuroda has been a BOSS as of late…our pitching really is coming together. and that’s allowing our hitters to be clutch…

    this is fun to watch…

  275. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Kuroda yells “Get the f outta here!” Learned from C, true story (also) ;)

  276. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Kuroda with a little extra giddy-up on his FB!

  277. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Alex, when he is on, never tries. True story.

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

    When you have the right approach those homers all come by themselves. Spot on YF
    ///

    Homers happen :D

  278. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    K!!!! Very good job Kuroda San!!! BP, take it from here.

  279. Bret The Hitman June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Zoilo Almonte is hitting .250 in AA

  280. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Evening, Rich.

  281. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    homers are doubles gone wrong

  282. jackamir June 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Sayonara Hiroki…Good outing, take the rest of the night off…

  283. GreenBeret7 June 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Yanks have been fortunate that Kuroda has found the right pitches at the right time. almost 2 runners per inning tonight. Give him credit for finding that pitch.

  284. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Zoilo is just back from a DL stint. Has the makings of a good ballplayer.

  285. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    mark wohlers coming in?

  286. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Kuroda at 110 pitches. The Yankees will score a few runs here and pinch hit for him

  287. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    The Yankees can go back to scoring in other ways when Gardner comes back. The way I see it, they are just making the best with the hand they were dealt. :wink:

  288. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    primo, important distinctions sometimes get lost around here ;)

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

    Yup :(

  289. RMike June 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    “mark wohlers coming in?”

    Yes. Jim Leyrnitz pinch hitting for Martin

  290. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I take my obligations very seriously; I ate Japanese for lunch. Domo arigato gozaimasu! ;)

  291. RMike June 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Mets are torching the Rays pitching. 11 runs yesterday, 9 today

  292. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Homers happen :D

    :D Pretty much

  293. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    What up, Pruf?

  294. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    primo, important distinctions sometimes get lost around here ;)

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

    Yup
    =============
    teach us.

  295. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    “.
    Kuroda yells “Get the f outta here!” Learned from C, true story (also) ”

    Lol :D

  296. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Right, Zoilo’s only been back a couple of weeks, and is actually hitting .305 vs. righties.

  297. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    boone for mccann

  298. jackamir June 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Lets put up a crooked number.

  299. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Kuroda’s outpitch has been filthy!

  300. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    The Yankees can go back to scoring in other ways when Gardner comes back. The way I see it, they are just making the best with the hand they were dealt. :wink:

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

    This is spot on, but you still can have a good situational hitting approach and manufacture runs without speed. The homers happen, when you start trying to hit them is when things go bad.

  301. djsunyc June 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    i absolutely hate the mets but damn if they aren’t a pain in the a$$ to play…hope we sweep them in citi tho…

  302. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Sterling butchered another call.

  303. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    K!!!! Very good job Kuroda San!!! BP, take it from here.
    _______
    Luis is pumped! :)

  304. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    “Tulowitzki hurt in first Triple-A rehab game”

    This has definitely been a season for injuries.

  305. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Rich, why are you listening to Sterling?

  306. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    A stat I heard last night. Orioles are 24-0 when leading in the 8th.

  307. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    yf

    I don’t have a tv in my office/den, and I have some paperwork to sort through.

  308. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    GO BOONE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Who has also also been fantastic.

    :)

  309. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Reinjured left groin for Tulo. Poor guy.

  310. RMike June 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    “Sterling butchered another call.”

    At this point, it is noteworthy to only discuss the calls he doesn’t butcher

  311. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Rich, I suppose then we can let you off the hook. ;)

  312. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    K!!!! Very good job Kuroda San!!! BP, take it from here.
    _______
    Luis is pumped! :)

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

    I am ! ;)

  313. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Sterling had someone struck out last night (I forget who) when I was still in my car. But then Sterling retracted it. :roll:

  314. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    C’mon Boonie!

  315. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    piece of cake

  316. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Trisha, QFT re: Booooooone!

  317. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Boonie just ate McCann alive

  318. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Atta boy Booney!!

  319. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    phelps should go down unless they trade freddy on friday

  320. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    “At this point, it is noteworthy to only discuss the calls he doesn’t butcher”

    Fair point.

    Thanks, yf!

  321. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Rich, NP. :mrgreen:

  322. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Did Arodys Vizcaino get hurt?
    If so, we might eventually win the Javier Vazquez trade…

  323. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Who do you guys think is going down when they activate Drob? My take is Phelps, even though i think the should DFA Garcia. The thing is that he is not pitching much, he needs to pitch to stay sharp.

  324. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Keep it down Boonie

  325. Wang IS Taiwan June 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    RMike June 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    “Sterling butchered another call.”

    At this point, it is noteworthy to only discuss the calls he doesn’t butcher

    ~~~~~~

    Good one. :)

  326. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    WHERE WAS THAT PITHC??!?!?!?

  327. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    strike 3….very close

  328. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Uggla walk OK. He was hitting and just missing those pitches

  329. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Sterling butchered another call.
    ///

    The crazy uncle’s calls are a scream. I now have to watch replays just to see how far afield he’s gone on such and such a play. What’s funny, and even touching, is the way Suzy gently points him in the right direction. Hilarious.

  330. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    phelps is being wasted up here…he was effective as freddy/hughes caddy, those days are over

  331. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    cofuzz, Viz had TJS in March.

  332. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Better a BB then to serve up something tha was going to get hammered. Unglazed was all over Boonie

  333. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    in case anyone hadn’t noticed albert pujol’s last 30 days: 8hr, 25 rbi, .349! that’s a 42/150 pace!

    i guess the adjustment period is officially over. the angels are breathing right down the ranger’s back already…

  334. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Yankee hating announcers didn’t want to point out that their own strike zone graphic showed Boonie with a backwards K,

  335. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Did Arodys Vizcaino get hurt?
    If so, we might eventually win the Javier Vazquez trade…
    ///

    Unlikely. Melky Cabrera is hitting .364.

  336. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    YT

    :D

    No fair you type faster.

  337. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Man on second who struck out looking…

  338. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Logan doesn’t have it tonight

  339. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    That was sucky

  340. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    “Who do you guys think is going down when they activate Drob? My take is Phelps, even though i think the should DFA Garcia…”

    I agree, luis. They’re paying Garcia substantial money, and it’s probably best to keep Phelps stretched out and developing.

  341. luis June 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    The Angels have a pretty good team. Good SP pitching, great lineup

  342. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    boone is not sharp

  343. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Reinjured left groin for Tulo. Poor guy.
    ///

    Made of glass, it seems.

  344. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Agree that Phelps should be sent down. He needs to pitch.

  345. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Tar-

    I might type slightly faster, but I’m a slow thinker! :)

  346. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    If so, we might eventually win the Javier Vazquez trade…
    ///

    Unlikely. Melky Cabrera is hitting .364.
    __

    One way to look at it that they win it by getting Melky back next year, in the sense that someone else developed him for the NYY. (I don’t expect it though).

  347. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    sterling is only 64, its not like he’s 80. he sucks as an announcer and there’s no excuse for the yankees having such a poor broadcasting crew.

  348. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    “Unlikely. Melky Cabrera is hitting .364.”

    yea but not for the Braves.

  349. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Melky was up for grabs in free agency. If the Yankees lost there, it was in FA, and not predicting Brett Gardner’s injury.

  350. rm June 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    “Who do you guys think is going down when they activate Drob? My take is Phelps, even though i think the should DFA Garcia…”

    I agree, luis. They’re paying Garcia substantial money, and it’s probably best to keep Phelps stretched out and developing.

    ————————————-
    I agree Phelps should go down to get more work when Robby comes back, Dump Garcia when Aardsma is ready

  351. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Texeria always makes the perfect throw to 2nd…….Not an easy play

  352. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I wonder if Phelps is hurt. It doesn’t make sense that Girardi hasn’t used him recently. Girardi even used Garcia the other day instead of him. Very weird.

  353. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Boonie-You can get Hinske.

  354. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    That’s a really tough throw….Tex is so good at that.

  355. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    “sterling is only 64, its not like he’s 80″

    No way he’s 64. In this piece from last year (a good read, btw), they say he is over 70:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10.....wanted=all

    “Public records and interviews with associates past and present suggest Sterling is in his early 70s. Sterling, who looks much younger, says he does not mind speculation about his age, but in a business in which everyone rightly fears ageism and fibs accordingly, Sterling prefers to be imprecise. “

  356. blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    OK Boonie…no mistakes here to Hinske….you have him 0-2…put him away

  357. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I doubt Phelps is hurt. The Yankees would then be remiss in not bringing up another reliever while playing in the NL parks.

  358. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    That was sweet!

  359. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Phew!

  360. mick June 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    boone was not overpowering

  361. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Phew!!! scary moment there!! but Bonnie did his job.

  362. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Phelps will definitely be sent to AAA on Friday because he has to pitch. But Garcia is completely useless just sitting in the bullpen wasting a roster spot.

  363. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    If so, we might eventually win the Javier Vazquez trade…
    ///

    Unlikely. Melky Cabrera is hitting .364.
    __

    One way to look at it that they win it by getting Melky back next year, in the sense that someone else developed him for the NYY. (I don’t expect it though).
    ///

    Would have been nice to have his short stroke in that ALDS last year. Getting him back would be swell. But I agree that it’s highly unlikely. Bichette is hopefully the long-term payoff there.

  364. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    garcia is the 4m mop up man

  365. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Speaking of the SF Giants, as a Fresno resident and frequent Grizzlies attendee, I have to say it’s been fun to watch Kontos pitch…but they just called him up last week.

  366. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Phelps will definitely be sent to AAA on Friday because he has to pitch. But Garcia is completely useless just sitting in the bullpen wasting a roster spot.

    ——————–

    I think Garcia is the mop up guy but the Yankees haven’t left anything to be mopped up lately because their SP has been so good

  367. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Bichette is hopefully the long-term payoff there.

    ++++++++++

    Could you elaborate a little here?

  368. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I love them all. Whatever happens, happens. If Freddy goes/when Freddy goes, hopefully he’ll get picked up. I still believe he has a lot of pitching left in him.

    GOOD JOB BOONIE!!!!

    This is starting to remind me of the Yanks of old, the teams where the bullpen was automatic and where the team came from behind almost automatically.

    I’m thinking the Yanks are the best team in the majors, top to bottom, bar none.

    :)

  369. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    i didnt spend much time researching sterling’s age, i just looked it up on wiki, i didnt realize it was in question. if he’s over 70, that does explain some of it.

    but the bottom line is the same, he sucks and needs to be replaced and so does suzyn.

    and the tv crew really needs some changes too.

  370. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    A hit from Wise?

  371. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Did Dewayne Wise just get a base hit?
    I think it’s a contractual obligation that we have to drive him in on each rare occasion that he gets a rap.

  372. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    No bunt please….Hit and run

  373. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    “but the bottom line is the same, he sucks and needs to be replaced and so does suzyn.

    and the tv crew really needs some changes too.”

    I agree.

  374. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    OK score some more runs and show Kuroda-san that you can back him with more than an average of 3 runs/game.

  375. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    “Unlikely. Melky Cabrera is hitting .364.”

    yea but not for the Braves.
    ///

    I expected Melky to have a breakout year in 2010. Instead, he dropped off the map. I have always thought highly of his nascent hitting ability, so I chalked that disaster up to being devastated by the trade. There was a very nice piece on him in the NYTimes recently, and Alex confirmed my gut that Melky was heartbroken. Great story, with Alex taking his usual mentor role with a young player. He invited Melky to live in Miami and work out with him all offseason. I am very proud of what he’s done last season and a third of the way into this one, but it would have been much sweeter had he done it in pinstripes.

  376. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    even if the yankees were looking to unload freddy, it would make sense to send phelps down to get a few starts in then bring him up before you let garcia go. but i dont think they are planning to do that.

  377. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    From Wikepedia

    Disputed Birth:
    yearAlthough many sources, including Google[24] and Deadspin.com[25] claim Sterling to be born in 1948, there are sources that would point to his age being off by as many as ten years, meaning he was born in 1938 instead of 1948.[26]

  378. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    No bunt why? Runner not fast?

  379. Tabbert June 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    love how ESPN goes to show Boone Logan in the dugout, and he is throwing in a massive dip.

  380. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Atta boy Jete!!

  381. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I like Sterling….

  382. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Not a strike.

  383. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    Bichette is hopefully the long-term payoff there.

    ++++++++++

    Could you elaborate a little here?
    ///

    primo, Dante Bichette was a sandwich pick for Vazquez signing elsewhere.

  384. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    jete was fooled

  385. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    that’s not a strike..

  386. syd_cash June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    that pitch was no where near the plate

  387. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    never crossed the plate….

  388. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    luis, Bichette was compensation sandwich pick when Vazquez left.

  389. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    That was inside….Trisha, jeter is a good batter no need to waste him on a bunt. that’s a free out, that usually never works.

  390. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Dear baseball gods:

    Please help to heal all the injured baseball players in the major leagues. Thank you.

  391. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    rm: you mean i’m supposed to read the WHOLE wiki entry?!? that’s so much work…. :)

  392. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Wow….Chipper gets the HOF call and Derek doesn’t…….

  393. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Again, Yankee hater Nomar fails to point out the ump missing a call that hurts the Yankees even while showing the computerized ESPN strike zone.

  394. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks, somehow i forgot about the sandwich pick.

  395. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    eppley in the 8th?

  396. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    I like Sterling….

    —————
    I do too he is quirky and gets a lot of call wrong but I have gotten used to him. You know you just can’t figure baseball … or baseball anouncing

  397. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    SB!

  398. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    “I like Sterling….”

    I suspect that a lot of people do, blake, since they have kept him for so long.

    Curiously, I liked Kay and Sterling when they were paired together on the radio in the ’90s. Apart, however, not so much.

  399. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    luis, I am going to disagree here. I think that all players should be able to bunt and it’s part of situational hitting. Sometimes you want to move the runner over and with a good bunt you have a better chance than going for the hit that may not come.

    At this point in the game I’d rather see a bunt.

    :)

  400. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    umps need to cut down on that ‘dropping the knee’ it’s against the rules and causes collisions and injuries. same as blocking the plate.

  401. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    “You know you just can’t figure baseball …”

    When Sterling says you can’t predict baseball, I always think, sure not for any given AB or game, but over a larger sample, it’s far more predictable.

  402. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Who’s coming in to pitch to Cano

  403. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Kay just annoys me….Sterling has this familiar homey feel that makes up for the other stuff he does….Kay is just plain annoying.

    Walking Alex to get to Cano?

  404. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    ah jonny venters.

  405. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Oh dear, poor Venters. But Girardi would be doing the same thing. Keep putting him back out there.

  406. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    “I like Sterling….”

    Me too. But I liked the Scooter to. :D

    I think the diffrence was Scooter had White, Sterling has Suzanne. White was great, not a big fan of Suzanne. Holy cow!!

  407. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    hope Venters pitches just like he did yesterday

  408. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    That’s fine Trish….. I’m just not a bunt fan. Jeter is a good contact hitter and one of his particular abilities is that he is able to hit the ball the other way through the hole. If he was Martin or Stewie, then i would bunt.

  409. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I often wish I could hear Sterling or Kay instead of notorious Yankee haters.
    Smoltz is the one Yankee hater who I can listen to. At least he really understands what’s going on in the game and isn’t just delivering anecdotes from when he played.
    For example, he credited Nix and ARod for the perfect fake wheel play on the Mets bunt fielder’s choice out at 3rd in the 9th inning Sunday.

  410. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    our pen is on fumes
    eppley is todays eig

  411. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Where’s O’Flaherty, their other lefty

  412. AZ88 June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Kay doesn’t have a mind of his own – he is a spokesperson for the organization.

  413. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    “Walking Alex to get to Cano?”

    Pick your poison?

    I think something about a bases-loaded grand slam is resonating in someone’s head.

    After all, you want to keep it a one-run game if you’re the Bravos. That’s still winnable.

  414. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    “You know you just can’t figure baseball …”

    When Sterling says you can’t predict baseball, I always think, sure not for any given AB or game, but over a larger sample, it’s far more predictable.

    —————————
    I think that is only because you are a Yankee fan. Other teams are devestated by injuries. The Yankees have the depth and front office skill to deal with them much more effectively than any other team

  415. jacksquat June 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I thought Venters threw like 150 pitches last night…

  416. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    a 3 run jack right here..

  417. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Off topic, sorry. I was running past AT&T park this afternoon and Taylormadegolf had set up a net for people to try their clubs. Cross selling? Wtf?

  418. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I need Cano to save my fantasy team tonight right here…

  419. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    “This Venders usage comes from Joe Torre’s BP manual”

  420. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    did they say who was warming up?

  421. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    that was the sinker he hasn’t had much this season.

  422. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Wasted opportunities-the story of the 2012 season.

  423. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Ignore!!!

  424. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Simmons– PH– Born vs Eppley?

  425. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    jacksquat June 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    I thought Venters threw like 150 pitches last night…

    ——————–
    I think he is in there because they need to Pinch hit for him next inning

  426. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Probably Wade

  427. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Be good, Eppley!

  428. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    OMG!! is Wade unavailable? I hope this doesn’t become a wild ride

  429. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    wade and rapadas arms are falling off

  430. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    rm

    I’m just referring to the potency of sample size.

  431. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    this is a crap shoot with eppley

  432. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    suzyn affirms the worst parts of sterling. kay was best at being sterling’s side-man because he didnt encourage his show-tunes, canned-call way of doing things.

    kay’s promotion to main tv voice was the peter principle in action. charlie steiner was a poor replacement as his voice was almost identical to sterling’s, and then they took one more step downward by bringing in suzyn, who encourages sterling’s show-tunes references and disdain for newer stats and strategies.

  433. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Bring in Wade

  434. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    wade cant pitch everyday

  435. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Fasten your seat belts

  436. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    thank god drob is back fri.
    we got the most out of these guys that we could.

  437. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I think it is actually a good spot for the Eppley/Rapada combo righty, ph, lefty. If the PH is a righty eppley gets him if not its Rapadas turn

  438. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    That as good as bunt.

  439. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    rapada is shot unless he didnt pitch last night, dont remember

  440. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    “Fasten your seat belts”

    Oh, you’re talking about baseball! ;)

  441. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I thought that Girardi would give Phelps a chance to pitch in the 7th or 8th inning like tonight when Wade isn’t available. He never gave him a chance in the late innings and now Eppley, Rapada, Logan and Wade are probably on fumes.

  442. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    There was a time that I wanted to see Venters on the Yankees… after seeing how he is used by the Braves, I want no part of that ticking time bomb.

  443. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    ok 4 games in a row for rapada, hes out

  444. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Rapada’s not available.

  445. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    its freddy omg

  446. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    im good with him staying with eppley. it may not work out but he’s not going to burn out wade.

  447. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Why no Phelpsy warming up?

  448. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Where is Houdini when you need him

  449. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I think Girardi said he was going to give Rapada 2 days off after pitching 4 in a row. This is the 2nd day I believe.

  450. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    COME ON CODY!!!!

  451. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Bourn will be stealing, then heart of the order.

    Luis-Need more than a seat belt

  452. jacksquat June 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Did Phelps retire?

  453. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Eventually using Eppley in the 8th inning is going to hurt them. Maybe it’s tonight.

  454. m June 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Hey, hey. Can the Yankees hold on here?

    Did you guys talk about Theo yet? The former Boston GM admitted to some late tenure mistakes. Cough-Lackey-cough-Crawford-cough.

    It was the fans, the city, the Yankees rivalry. Felt he had to make a big splash.

    http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/.....sox-tenure

  455. muwarriorsfan June 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    CODY IS ABOUT TO GIVE UP THE LEAD!

  456. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    You can do it, Epps.

  457. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Bourn wants to run

  458. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Prado is a tough at bat…

  459. muwarriorsfan June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    COME ON CODY, YOU CAN DO IT

  460. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Phelps has to be hurt otherwise why would Garcia be warming up and not him? The reporters should ask Girardi because something is up. He usually doesn’t give injury info unless someone asks.

  461. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Booing when the pitcher throws to first? Dumb

  462. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    phelps and freddy as long men was a mistake
    phelps should have been used more with freddy around

  463. jacksquat June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Lackey is a big turd, so you’d figure he’d make a big splash.

  464. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    If the bullpen was shot the Yankees should have called up another arm to pitch in these NL parks

  465. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    YES!

  466. Against All Odds June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    DP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  467. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Yes!!!!

  468. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    YAVOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  469. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    WOOOT!

  470. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Boom!

  471. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    what a job by eppley…experiment over.

  472. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    mu welcome back you made such a hasty exit last night we didnt get to say goodbye

    and goodbye again!

    the binder works again!

  473. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Double play!!!! There is the ground ball from Eppley!

  474. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    CHECK OUT OUR BULLPEN!

    :)

  475. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Great job by Eppley. He has been great but I hope his arm doesn’t fall off.

    An insurance run in the 9th inning would be nice.

  476. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Pitcher’s best friend…

  477. I Am Winning June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I didn’t think he was going to pull that one out! 3 more outs to go.

  478. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Wonder how many dp’s Jeter’s turned over the years ????

  479. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Pure luck after Prado who ranks 4th in getting runners home from 3rd with less than 2 outs.

  480. jacksquat June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Exhale…

  481. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    YES!!!!! Good job Eppley!! Still it was a wild ride, thank God i had my seat belt on!! ;)

  482. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Eppley’s GB% before tonight: 67.5 %

  483. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Nice, now how about a couple more runs so my heart rate returns to normal for the bottom of the inning.

  484. Bronx Jeers June 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Man this has been a great series. The crowd as well.

  485. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    nice work Eppley…..It’ll be really nice to get DRob back…and hopefully Joba at some point this year.

  486. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    We Own The Braves!
    Bring em on again next week!

  487. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Pat M-

    That was Jeter’s 1001st DP turned.

    Just kidding! Sorry

  488. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I agree about using Phelps… I’m just worried that Wade/Eppley/Logan are going to be out of gas come August. It will be nice getting Robertson back to handle the 8th and big jams.

  489. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Wasn’t it Venters who gave up the jack last night to Arod?

    That’s why he was walked.

    Can you imagine if the same thing happened with us, and our pitcher was pitching to someone who had given up a jack the night before? We would be SCREAMING to walk the guy!

  490. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    “Wonder how many dp’s Jeter’s turned over the years ????”

    1,315 in regular season games coming in to tonight.

  491. jr1212 June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    David Aardsma is gonna be a nice addition as well

  492. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Kimbrel is simply nasty. Guy throws straight gas.

  493. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Next week at Stadium will be a blast. I think Hanson-Hughes will be the Wednesday day game. I love weekday day games. Can’t wait.

  494. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    “We Own The Braves!
    Bring em on again next week!”

    Which is why I will say they are only renting the Braves, at least until the home portion of the series is over.

  495. RS June 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, I had tuned to a different channel and went back to the game just in time to hear fans roaring, so I thought the Braves hit a go-ahead hit, but nope, it was just Yankees fans taking over Atlanta :)

  496. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I liked the cool reaction from Epply.

    But I think I could read his lips, something like

    ” go ahead and try and send me down”

    :D

  497. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    The ump can’t wait for this game to end. I hope Soriano gets the same strike zone.

  498. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Melky goes deep!

  499. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I hope Kimbrel’s 98 is like Proctor’s…straight as a pencil.
    Teix didn’t see it though.

  500. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Kimbrel is nasty…..

  501. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Pat M-

    That was Jeter’s 1001st DP turned.

    Just kidding! Sorry

    —————
    I think he had 1322 coming in to tonight

  502. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I know I like living dangerously, but I don’t mind having a one-run lead going into the bottom of the 9th.

  503. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    drob is back and they will not pitch as many innings or as high-leveraged innings. meanwhile, we have 2 more guys who we now know can be counted on to get some outs.

    we have a great bullpen again, isnt joe girardi just the luckiest guy in the world that his ‘binder mentality’ always lucks out with the best bullpen in the league. he’s just a lucky guy i guess…

  504. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    I hope Kimbrel’s 98 is like Proctor’s…straight as a pencil.
    Teix didn’t see it though.
    ———————————————–

    Kimbrel’s offspeed stuff is good too… he’s really tough. Atlanta has a closer for the next decade if they hold on to him.

  505. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Wonder how many dp’s Jeter’s turned over the years ????”

    1,315 in regular season games coming in to tonight.
    ———————————
    Blake- You’re joking, right?? :)

  506. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    You must have young heart, Trisha. Ha ha

  507. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    At least Mulder’s not an idiot.

  508. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Great job Swish

  509. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I wonder why Swisher is hated? He’s such a good-time guy!

  510. igotid88 June 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    we get a 4th out

  511. I Am Winning June 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I’m not sure what Swish was looking for there.

  512. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    “Blake- You’re joking, right?? :)”

    http://www.baseball-reference......de01.shtml

  513. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Tyler, missed it and I kept checking for Melky’s AB. I have too many games on at once.

    Swish is on; good AB here, Russell.

  514. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I wonder why Swisher is hated?
    ==============
    he shows emotion

  515. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    How far is Aardsma away?

    Is Joba a possibility for this year?

  516. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    I wonder why Swisher is hated? He’s such a good-time guy!
    ———————————-

    I want him to do well but I hate his hitting approach during most of his atbats. Guy swings from his heels all the time trying to just jack it out of the park. also, his postseason struggles have been frustrating. He’s a great guy though and I love how he loves playing for the Yanks.

  517. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    “I’m not sure what Swish was looking for there.”

    guessing fastball and gearing up for 99….kinda what you have to do…..lucky the slider was nasty that McCann couldn’t catch it.

  518. RS June 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    If the Yankees make it to the postseason healthy, they are going to be loaded pitching-wise:

    Sabathia
    Pettitte
    Kuroda
    Nova

    is probably the starting staff. Then you have Hughes, Soriano, Robertson, Joba, Aardsma, Logan, Wade, Rapada, Phelps, and Eppley as possible bullpen options. Some pitchers who have really helped the team won’t even be able to make the playoff roster.

  519. LGY June 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    The Dream Team Documentary is replaying on NBATV. I would highly recommend at least flipping back and forth from the Yankee game.

  520. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    Wonder how many dp’s Jeter’s turned over the years ????”

    1,315 in regular season games coming in to tonight.

    —————–
    Yahoo says 1322 but close enough

  521. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    swisher’s only hated by crappy nl teams who we sweep…

  522. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I’ve heard Aardsma could be back by July or August…. Joba maybe later in the year around September?

  523. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Mulder said exactly what I was telling my wife: Key in on the fastball until you have two strikes…then pray.
    He threw one breaking ball in the strike zone, and that was a questionable high strike from the ump.

  524. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    “The Dream Team Documentary is replaying on NBATV. I would highly recommend at least flipping back and forth from the Yankee game.”

    I set my DVR for the next showing. Thanks.

  525. GreenBeret7 June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Nobody that throws that hard should be allowed to throw a curve that breaks like Kimbrel’s does.

  526. LGY June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    we have a great bullpen again, isnt joe girardi just the luckiest guy in the world that his ‘binder mentality’ always lucks out with the best bullpen in the league. he’s just a lucky guy i guess…

    ———-

    Remember when the excuse for Torre was that aside from Mo he didn’t have any talent out there? Girardi is putting on a clinic on how to manage a bullpen.

  527. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “You must have young heart, Trisha. Ha ha”

    :)

    I just like pushing the edge of the envelope! I like the adventure.

    And I always have confidence that our guys will get it done.

  528. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Yankees have struck out 16 times

  529. RS June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Btw, how awful are the Phillies?? 1-9 in their last 10, 5 games under .500, and today they took a 6-0 lead over the Twinkies with Cole Hamels on the mound and now they’re clinging onto a 1 run lead

  530. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    14 times

  531. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    “Mulder said exactly what I was telling my wife: Key in on the fastball until you have two strikes…then pray.”

    that’s all you can do….you can’t cover both his slider and fastball when he’s on…so you have to look fastball and hope you can see spin early enough to lay off if it’s not…..

  532. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    This inning scares me. Especially McCann and Chipper.

  533. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    He’s going to be tested right here.

  534. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    No meatballs to McCann please

  535. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Aardsma is set to throw a sim game Friday.
    Could be on a rehab assignment next week and back by July.
    Chamberlain is behind him, but I think early August would be an optimistic target return.

  536. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    Wonder how many dp’s Jeter’s turned over the years ????”

    1,315 in regular season games coming in to tonight.

    —————–
    Yahoo says 1322 but close enough

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

    i think it is 1317,43 :D

  537. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Go, Sori!

  538. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    “Girardi is putting on a clinic on how to manage a bullpen.”

    he might be the best in the business at bullpen management….he just makes it work somehow with whoever he has….and honestly bullpen management is probably the most important thing a baseball manager does

  539. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Dos mas

  540. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Dos mas.

  541. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Huge first out

  542. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    i feel better now…

  543. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    2 consecutive clean innings?

  544. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    That’s one whew down. I’m holding my breath

  545. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Nice, now 2 more

  546. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    big out there….

  547. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Girardi is putting on a clinic on how to manage a bullpen.

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

    QFT….Still no fan of him, but he does his BP work very well

  548. We Want Mo Mo June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Why do I always fall for Joba’s shtick?? He says via twitter today that people will be Wowed when he comes back. And somehow, I still believe this guy can be successful. Shame on me.

  549. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    please

  550. RS June 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    “Remember when the excuse for Torre was that aside from Mo he didn’t have any talent out there? Girardi is putting on a clinic on how to manage a bullpen.”

    He did this in his very first year here. In 2008, the Yankees gave him basically the same cast of relievers that Torre had in ’07- Mo, a couple months of Joba, and then stiffs like Farnsworth, Veras, and Edwar Ramirez…except the stiffs all had good years and the Yankees bullpen was one of the best ERA’s in the league despite having to pitch the most innings (bc the rotation was so awful that year)

  551. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Uno mas.

  552. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    SORI IS MY HERO!!!!

  553. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    YF

    I stole your thunder

    UNO mas!!!!

    :D

  554. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    uno mas!

  555. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    uno mas!!

  556. Pat M. June 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Blake……Thanks !!!

  557. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Tar, the more thunder the better! ;)

  558. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Come on Sori you fearless closer!

  559. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Chipper still makes me nervous up there… just a professional hitter.

  560. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    1 more out….old man Chipper up.

  561. Ys Guy June 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    thats true lgy, you get the bullpen you create.

    it is worth noting that since 2002, the yankees, first under torre and since under joe g. havent had a ramiro mendoza who could give you 130 innings in 60 appearences.

    but your point is accurate.

    BIG Kudo’s to james earl carter, a real baseball fan!

  562. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I think a lot of relievers are bad because they are either overworked….or because they are just never put in positions to succeed or to be comfortable….Girardi is great at both of these things….he refuses to overwork guys and he is good at figuring out who is good at what and when to pitch them.

  563. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Not to worry. Chipper is a professional hitter.

  564. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Now, that’s a professional approach at that plate.

  565. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I’m surprised Torre’s relievers didn’t end up with arms literally falling off.
    Remember when he ruined Jonathan Broxton for 2 years in one game against NYY?

  566. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Good piece of hitting by Jones… come on Sori 1 more.

  567. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Damn! Jones has hit those his whole career!

  568. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I think a lot of relievers are bad because they are either overworked….or because they are just never put in positions to succeed or to be comfortable….Girardi is great at both of these things….he refuses to overwork guys and he is good at figuring out who is good at what and when to pitch them.

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

    Spot on Blake, you are on fire tonight

  569. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I guess back to back 1,2,3 innings was too much to ask. Come on Soriano!!!

  570. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Puedes, Sori.

  571. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Nomar and Mulder…

  572. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Heyward! 2 for 3 with two doubles

  573. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    This is the batter that scares me

  574. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Do not let Heyward get his arms extended

  575. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    1 more strike

  576. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Wow Sori. Just wow.

  577. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Chipper could fall out of the bed at 50 and probably walk up there and get a hit….he just can’t stay healthy anymore and he’s on a team with no DH….I’d say they’ll use that DH with him next week in NY

  578. Against All Odds June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Untuck :angry:

  579. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Chad with new post up.

  580. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    untuck

  581. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Yes!!!

  582. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    gracias!

  583. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sori!!

  584. cofuzz June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    YES!

  585. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sor-i-ano! Sweeeeeeep!!!!!

  586. rm June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    I think a lot of relievers are bad because they are either overworked….or because they are just never put in positions to succeed or to be comfortable….Girardi is great at both of these things….he refuses to overwork guys and he is good at figuring out who is good at what and when to pitch them.

    ———————–
    Absolutely Girardi always trie to put his pitchers in a position where hey have a good chance to suceed. I think this desire may have lead to his under use of Phelps.

  587. Tyler June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Yes!! Get your brooms out! On to DC!

  588. GreenBeret7 June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Whatever shortstop turned the most DPs had to have about a 20 year career and spent most of it on artificial turf. Probably Ozzie smith.

  589. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Yes. A little smile from Sori

  590. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    My finger was on the submit button and Chad still beat me. :mad:

  591. m June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sawed off bat-memories of Mo and Wang. :(

    Shweep!

  592. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    How Sweep is this win!!!

  593. blake June 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    got in on him…..great win , great series, awesome

  594. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    See ya now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    RAFAEL THE ARCHANGEL

    :D

  595. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    This has been a fun week. Good job on the game thread.

    Good night everyone

  596. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    “This is the batter that scares me”

    NOBODY scares me!

    :)

  597. luis June 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Good night Tar, glad to have had your company!!

  598. Yankee Trader June 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Good night all. At least Kuroda got a well deserved win

  599. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Ciao

  600. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Ciao, Old School!

    :)

  601. mick June 13th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    grandy quietly won this game.

  602. Tar June 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you Luis, of course you as well.

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