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Yankees winning streak reaches double digits

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 18, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Sparked by Derek Jeter’s two-out, two-run single, the Yankees pushed their winning streak to 10 games tonight, beating the Braves 6-2 in front of a loud, packed Yankee Stadium. Through the first four innings, the Yankees were again shut down by Atlanta starter Mike Minor, but Jeter’s go-ahead single was part of a three-run fifth inning. Mark Teixeira added a home run in the sixth, Jeter drove in another run in the seventh and Robinson Cano went deep in the eighth. CC Sabathia picked up his ninth win by pitching a complete game, his first of the season. He struck out 10.

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155 Responses to “Yankees winning streak reaches double digits”

  1. blake June 18th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    steamrolling

  2. TheStraw June 18th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Starting to look like 2009, folks…….

  3. blake June 18th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    9 wins for the “non-ace”

  4. Rich in NJ June 18th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I don’t know how long this will last, but I am enjoying the heck out of it.

  5. jackamir June 18th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Its all good in the neighborhood…

  6. We Want Mo Mo June 18th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    You guys saying that Theo wont give Boston anything, I say this humbly, you dont know how the sports world works. Everyone gives to Boston, because its an honor to give to them.

  7. Benny Blanco June 18th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Blake, you stole my thunder

  8. blake June 18th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “Starting to look like 2009, folks……”

    I said this yesterday….it’s a different way of winning….it’s not the offensive juggernaut like that team but the pitching is much better 1-5 right now than that team had……they are just steamrolling teams in a similar way though and are definitely playing with some serious swag right now….play today….win today.

  9. 4 NYY June 18th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    blake June 18th, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    I have a feeling if they’d let CC grow a full beard he would never give up any runs

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

    He could “borrow” a certain Giant relief pitcher’s about now.

  10. We Want Mo Mo June 18th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    And that last 10 game win streak in May 2010 happened when I believe we were 8 games under .500 and Tino Martinez was drilling out homers at a rapid pace on the west coast, I think Oakland.

  11. ctyankeefan. June 18th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Wow CC has a lot of beard, strange to see a yankee with that much facial hair lol

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Remember the “old”, “boring”, “uninspiring”, “over-the-hill” Yankees?

    :lol:

    A marathon, never a sprint!

    :)

  13. 4 NYY June 18th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    jackamir June 18th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    Its all good in the neighborhood…

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

    Mr. Rogers ?

  14. theREALkevin June 18th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Luis,

    What was your Omar Vizquel story??

  15. Rich in NJ June 18th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    “…they are just steamrolling teams in a similar way though and are definitely playing with some serious swag right now….play today….win today.”

    And if they had big bat, look at.

  16. Rich in NJ June 18th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    or out…

  17. yankee 221 June 18th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    CC vs. Dickey is going to be fun

    I just hope Dickey doesn’t throw the hitters into a funk for a week

  18. jr1212 June 18th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Longoria aggravated his hamstring during his rehab assignment.. Yankees could run away with the division

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    New York Yankees? All in a day’s work, my dears. All in a day’s work.

    Always lauded, never in doubt.

    *****

    I believe I will get some shut eye.

    Love these guys when they win and when they lose too. Just love this team!

    Night y’all.

    :D

  20. jackamir June 18th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    L10—–10-0 Sounds great…

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    .it’s not the offensive juggernaut like that team but the pitching is much better 1-5 right now than that team had…
    ///

    Much better, because we have starters who could basically slot anywhere in the rotation and be able to compete against other teams’ top guys.

    And it’s great that we’re relying on Hughes and Nova for two of those slots – homegrown guys who are mid-20s. We didn’t have that in ’09 in the rotation (and Wang was out very early).

  22. RadioKev June 18th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Can’t wait until the Yankees beat up on RA Dickey ;)

  23. Rich in NJ June 18th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    “And it’s great that we’re relying on Hughes and Nova for two of those slots – ”

    I agree. To me, Hughes’ and Nova’s development has been the most compelling part of the season.

  24. 4 NYY June 18th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Trish :

    I believe I will get some shut eye.

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

    Moo UN warrior is getting shut “mouth.”

  25. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    theREALkevin June 18th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Luis,

    What was your Omar Vizquel story??

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

    I watch him play when he was in HS in two nationals down here. He was the back up infielder. The starting SS was Jose Alberto Diaz Martinez, the best SS i have ever seen. He never played beyond HS. What’s funny is that Vizquel was never considered much of a player down here. But he had the drive to be better, to the point that i think he is at least as good as Ozzie. I just didn’t want to say it, to avoid hurting some feelings. Unfortunately i don’t think he will make it to the HOF, even though he deserves it.

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Rich in NJ June 18th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    “…they are just steamrolling teams in a similar way though and are definitely playing with some serious swag right now….play today….win today.”

    And if they had big bat, look at.
    ///

    I agree, a big bat would make them invincible (and it would be a boon to get Gardner back to play LF and add some speed).

    As it is, the pitching has been so good, it allows the offense multiple chances to make an impact, which is exactly what you want and what great pitching does for you.

  27. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    “And if they had big bat, look at.”

    if they get Gardner back and 1-5 in the lineup hit then they’ll be fine if they keep pitching like this……I do hope they try for an outfielder though that can carry over to next year if there is one available that’s a match…..I think they are a bat away from being really really good.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Okay, look down the L-10 list. If that doesn’t give you chills, you can’t have pinstripes coursing through your veins!

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standin....._standings

  29. Bret The Hitman June 18th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Like to see this team add Carlos Quentin at the deadline.

  30. MG June 18th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    The whole point of this team is that they are all professionals and are in control of the game almost all of the time.

    They were down 2-0 tonight but you still knew the game was under control, that Minor, even though he has the potential to be a good starter, wasn’t getting through the lineup another time.

    And CC, after scattering 6 hits in 5 innings, just overwhelmed the Braves over the past 4 innings, they just had no chance.

    This is a team built on pitching, solid defense and the long ball-as I have said several times already, they will run away with the East…

  31. Locke June 18th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    10.

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I agree. To me, Hughes’ and Nova’s development has been the most compelling part of the season.
    ///

    Rich, my sentiments exactly. This has been the most rewarding part: their careers as Yankees (knock on wood) are just beginning.

  33. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    “Like to see this team add Carlos Quentin at the deadline.”

    eh I don’t think they need him…the padres will want a lot for him as well.

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    They have several big bats.

    I see them as invincible right now. Another bat would be coals to newcastle – though I guess there’s nothing wrong with that.

    They are invincible right now.

    And I see them really really really good right now.

    I guess all it means is that different fans have different standards of excellence.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    Nobody’s right and nobody’s wrong, if you know what I mean.

  35. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Cofuzz,

    QFT stands for “quoted for truth”

  36. Bret The Hitman June 18th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    For the price, Quentin might be the best bat available since he’s a rental.

  37. jr1212 June 18th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    More bad news for the Braves today.. Beachy has a partial tear in the ulnar collatarel ligament

  38. Yank 97 June 18th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    They shouldn’t touch the rotation at all. Hughes/Nova should be beyond the point of pitching for jobs, even with 3-4 subpar starts in a row. Someone like Dempster is not worth curtailing their progress and gaining experience. Nova especially because he is the one who is going to be cost-controlled, which they desperately need, so they need to let him grow.

  39. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I agree. To me, Hughes’ and Nova’s development has been the most compelling part of the season.
    ///

    Rich, my sentiments exactly. This has been the most rewarding part: their careers as Yankees (knock on wood) are just beginning.

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

    Add me to that list…Those are the games that i am always looking up for. ;)

  40. 4 NYY June 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    theREALkevin June 18th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Luis,

    What was your Omar Vizquel story??

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

    I watch him play when he was in HS in two nationals down here. He was the back up infielder. The starting SS was Jose Alberto Diaz Martinez, the best SS i have ever seen. He never played beyond HS. What’s funny is that Vizquel was never considered much of a player down here. But he had the drive to be better, to the point that i think he is at least as good as Ozzie. I just didn’t want to say it, to avoid hurting some feelings. Unfortunately i don’t think he will make it to the HOF, even though he deserves it.

    ————————————

    How can he not ? HE WILL ! Aparicio made it, he’s a lock my friend !!!

  41. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Probably TJS for Beachy….that sucks….he was pitching so well….they could be players for Garza if they want to stay in the race.

  42. MG June 18th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    The only issue I see with this team is that both Jones and Ibanez have been playing more than they probably should at this point in their careers and seem like they could use some rest-Swish being hurt doesn’t help things much.

  43. theREALkevin June 18th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Luis,

    I knew Vizquel was Venezuelan so I thought you might be pretty familiar with him. That is very interesting about him and the other SS. It just goes to show that talent isn’t everything. You have to want it more than the guy next to you. I think Vizquel is pretty amazing. He was one of the best defensive infielders to ever play the game. And he is 45 years old and still playing- I can’t imagine how good his work ethic is. Thanks for sharing that story.

  44. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I agree, a big bat would make them invincible (and it would be a boon to get Gardner back to play LF and add some speed).

    As it is, the pitching has been so good, it allows the offense multiple chances to make an impact, which is exactly what you want and what great pitching does for you.

    —————————-

    +1

  45. Dionysius Thelxinoe June 18th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    June 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    Okay, look down the L-10 list. If that doesn’t give you chills, you can’t have pinstripes coursing through your veins!

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standin….._standings

    ———

    And the other great part of that is where Boston is right now.

  46. cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks luis!

    I like Quentin too, but he’s injury prone and unless we’re dumping Swisher or never getting Gardner back, he’s too costly for a superfluous piece.

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    MG – I’ve said from the beginning that as soon as they got the rotation straightened out, the rest would follow. All the worry about the offense proved to be unfounded.

    It’s fair to warn that slumps happen and they could go into another slump this season. That’s only because you know that there will be people ready to jump ship and say this was all smoke and mirrors if they should go into a slump again. (You’d think it was their first season watching baseball the way some posters don’t understand slumps as part of a season.)

    That said, there was never a doubt in my mind that they’d be king of the AL East. Heck, even the talking heads recognized that this season!

    :)

  48. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    “But he had the drive to be better, to the point that i think he is at least as good as Ozzie. I just didn’t want to say it, to avoid hurting some feelings”

    Vizquel should be a HOFer if Ozzie is.

  49. Bret The Hitman June 18th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Quentin would be primary DH and play LF against lefties in place of Andruw Jones. Ibanez would DH against righties and PH for Gardner. Quentin can also play some RF.

    With Swisher and Gardner having injury plagued seasons and Jones and Ibanez getting up there in mileage, I think Quentin is a great target as a DH-LF-RF. He can also play 1b in a pinch.

  50. bruceb June 18th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Coals to Newcastle. Like it. Are you a closet Anglophile Trish!!!

  51. yankee 221 June 18th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Their next step needs to be navigating the stretch run to ensure they don’t get screwed by this new playoff format.

    Last thing we need is to end up winning the division and getting HFA… and the reward being playing the Angels on the road.

  52. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    primo!

    The Kids are Alright! ;).

    Robi’s still my “kid”, too. That swing and sound off his bat on the HR into Monument Park was a beaut. He’s effortless… & Jete will always be my official ‘Boy of Summer’…forever young :D.

  53. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Blake-

    I got my wish.

    An even 10.

    :)

  54. Nick in SF June 18th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Trout ends Matt Cain’s bid for another perfect game in the bottom of the first in Anaheim. This kids is pretty good.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Stewart: “There’s no ace right now: we’ve got five aces.”

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    “And the other great part of that is where Boston is right now.”

    :D

    YOWZA!!!!!

    **********

    I’d give my eye teeth if just ONE TIME, JUST ONE TIME, we could celebrate a Yankees victory without having any left-handed compliments thrown in, but it isn’t ever going to happen.

    The posters who have decided that the Yankees were wrong not to go after offense will see to it that we are reminded ever freakin’ time that they got it right. I don’t care if the Yankees win by 20 runs. We still need that bat.

    I don’t know if it makes me more sick than sad or more sad than sick.

    I guess it’s a toss up.

  57. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Ozzie made himself in to a decent hitter….but it was his 4th season in the big leagues before he got his OPS over .600….I wonder if he had come up today if he would have even been a starter long enough to learn how to hit. different times…..

  58. Nick in SF June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Pat M., we kind of bounced around between a few holes and sometimes parked in a few particular spots, but we didn’t follow any one group around. Avoided the Tiger mob for the most part, but I did see him come through 7-8-9 from a good spot near the 8th green. Saw most of the other big names come through as well, not to mention the eventual champ.

    By the time Furyk was falling apart, we were watching the flat screen in the OC Hospitality Tent. I also spent a little time in the clubhouse dining room for free drinks and buffet (the soft shell crab tempura sliders were nice) after I discovered that I had a USGA Rules Committee Hospitality pass, but I didn’t spend too much time in there as I was the only one in my group with such access.

    Great time on the course. There’s a lot you see in person that you won’t see on TV, but of course there’s a ton you miss in person as well.

  59. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    And for my next wish I’d like a high-contact, gap-type hitter who can play all 3 OF positions please.

    :)

  60. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    MTU,

    yes ….yes you did. Now we want 11!

  61. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Blake-

    Never hurts to dream.

    :)

  62. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Except when you bang your head on the bedpost in the middle of one.

    ;)

  63. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    yea trout is pretty darn good….it’ll be fun to watch he and Harper duel it out in the coming years for best phenom

  64. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    “But he had the drive to be better, to the point that i think he is at least as good as Ozzie. I just didn’t want to say it, to avoid hurting some feelings”

    Vizquel should be a HOFer if Ozzie is.

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

    Different eras Blake, he will have to compete with the likes of Jeter and Arod. He is going to be overlooked. i hope that i am wrong though ;)

  65. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Tampa Bay Rays just took a hit. Longoria’s rehab games have been suspended indefinately.

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    MTU – if you watched tonight’s game, you can no longer ask the genie for additional players due to the Yankees being one-dimensional. Because they’re clearly not.

    It’s the stuff I was saying this morning. This team can do it all. And they did.

    :)

  67. cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    MTU,

    Sounds like you want the Giants to release Melky?

  68. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Quentin only plays at being a corner outfielder.

  69. theREALkevin June 18th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Later everyone. Enjoy the win streak!

  70. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    primo!

    The Kids are Alright! ;) .

    Robi’s still my “kid”, too. That swing and sound off his bat on the HR into Monument Park was a beaut. He’s effortless… & Jete will always be my official ‘Boy of Summer’…forever young :D .

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

    HAHAHA!! He is my kid too my friend ;) He has a perfect swing, if only he would learn from Arod to be a little more patient he would be a monster. Jeter is amazing, it doesn’t matter how you look at it. His work ethic has to be off the charts. Limping, tired, he still lokks like he is 25 on the field.

  71. Abomb82 June 18th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    That 2010 team was dominant through the ASB too – 24 games over at the break.

    CC/Andy/Hughes were all-stars, Vazquez also was pitching great from May through July and was as good as those guys. The offense was great. That was a fun team to watch until they went into the tank in August/September

  72. Bo knows June 18th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Quentin only plays at being a corner outfielder.

    ———-
    Amen

  73. blake June 18th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Luis

    Yea…maybe….thats a factor of course

  74. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Take care Kev, thanks for your kind comment ;)

  75. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    MTU,

    Sounds like you want the Giants to release Melky?
    ///

    He made a great throw from LF last night that unfortunately hit the runner en route to the plate, or he would have had him. He’s into his “bad” month, June, and still woke up hitting .360. Pretty sharp. :D

  76. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Trisha-

    Jeter can’t do it every night.

    The rest were bombs.

    I want more.

    Greedy I guess.

    Loved watching the big Man take control. Force of will. No more runs. Ends w a K. Solid.

    I like Reed Johnson.

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, Drabek going for a 2nd TJ surgery. What a shame.

  78. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Stewart: “There’s no ace right now: we’ve got five aces.”

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

    I was having a discussion before the game about Nova and Hughes. Some were saying that they were nice middle of the rotation pitchers. I said that Nova could become an ace, that he had both the make up and repertoire to become one. About Hughes i said that he could become a very good number 2, but if he could develop a sinker to go along with his CB and CU he could be even better.

    So yeah, this rotation is as good as Stewie describes it.

  79. cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    CC’s game was so good, Yahoo is giving him the save in addition to the CG:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore?gid=320618110

  80. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    HAHAHA!! He is my kid too my friend He has a perfect swing, if only he would learn from Arod to be a little more patient he would be a monster. Jeter is amazing, it doesn’t matter how you look at it. His work ethic has to be off the charts. Limping, tired, he still lokks like he is 25 on the field.
    ///

    Robi has talents other players can only dream of. Yes, a little more patience. He’s gone through stretches…it’s his nature to be aggressive and I wouldn’t want to take that away from him…I think we both would just like to see a little more selectivity…

    When Jeter finally retires, well, that’s going to be a very tough day in my house. Yours, too. Good thing we’re not even close to that yet. One thing about this season, though…I miss seeing Posada…

  81. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Cofuzz-

    I’d like to have a young Abreu or Damon.

  82. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    MTU – I want the baseball gods to send me some lohud friends who are filled to the brim with thank you as opposed to “I want more and more and more”

    You did used to be that way you know. :(

    10 wins in a row, first place in the AL East, and all people can talk about it is how it’s still not enough.

    That stuff hurts my soul. This is a lonely place for people who are content and thankful.

    And I’ll answer my own post in the manner so prevalent here.

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

    QFT +1

  83. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    And for my next wish I’d like a high-contact, gap-type hitter who can play all 3 OF positions please.

    :)

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

    That would be perfect! ;)

  84. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Luis-

    It’s more than just the stuff. It’s the hidden dimension.

    :)

  85. Shame Spencer June 18th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    MTU – Without striving to make improvements upon things we might never have light bulbs in refrigerators…or e-readers…or cars that parallel park themselves (yet another step towards equality – score one for the lady drivers!!)! Can’t ever stop trying to improve ;)

    These are just happy suggestions, trisha..ike a bush in one of Bob Ross’ paintings…that’s how they should be pictures.. just happy little bush-shaped suggestions :D

  86. TheStraw June 18th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The thing about 2009 was that we were very lucky to get a stellar performance from AJ in the WS as well as a good start against the Angels in the ALDS. However, he also had two bad ones. Without a little help from the weather and the hot streak of Arod, it may have turned differently. I actually feel better about this rotation than that on in the playoffs. If the offense heats up more, watch out…..

  87. cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    MTU,
    Why not 1998 Bernie Williams?
    Or maybe 1977 Roy White?

  88. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    trisha-

    How could one not be happy and grateful for what the team has done.

    I am.

    I just would like to tweak the team is all. To make it even better.

    If they don’t they don’t. It’s pretty damn good as it sits.

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    “Jeter can’t do it every night.

    The rest were bombs.”

    That’s not quite true. The guys had to get on base in order for Jeter to do it. It wasn’t bombs that got them on base.

    And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a mix.

    Arod did it with a four-run bomb the other night. Would it have been better if he did it with a single?

  90. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    MTU,
    Why not 1998 Bernie Williams?
    Or maybe 1977 Roy White?

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

    Now you are talking

  91. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Shame-

    You have my attitude pegged.

    ;)

  92. Rich in NJ June 18th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “Without a little help from the weather and the hot streak of Arod, it may have turned differently”

    Without A-Rod being all-world, they almost certainly don’t win. It’s just that simple.

  93. Bret The Hitman June 18th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Consider the type of OF who will be available and only one stands out:

    Carlos Quentin

    Jeff Francoeur
    David DeJesus
    Seth Smith

  94. Shame Spencer June 18th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Stewart: “There’s no ace right now: we’ve got five aces.”

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

    I was having a discussion before the game about Nova and Hughes. Some were saying that they were nice middle of the rotation pitchers. I said that Nova could become an ace, that he had both the make up and repertoire to become one.

    ———————-

    Nova really does step it up.. he’s already been a #2 lol, why not an ace? Last year he was easily our best pitcher not named CC.

  95. Bret The Hitman June 18th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    The rest are pipe dreams IMHO

  96. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Robi has talents other players can only dream of. Yes, a little more patience. He’s gone through stretches…it’s his nature to be aggressive and I wouldn’t want to take that away from him…I think we both would just like to see a little more selectivity…

    When Jeter finally retires, well, that’s going to be a very tough day in my house. Yours, too. Good thing we’re not even close to that yet. One thing about this season, though…I miss seeing Posada…

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

    I think Robbie will get that selectivity as he ages. I am not overly concerned. ;)

    I do miss Posada…. :(

  97. LGY June 18th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    10 game win streak. Sounds like a good time for the first celebratory GELATO of 2012.

  98. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    trisha-

    We just keep goin’ right by each other like two ships in the night.

    It’s cool though because we both like spicy food.

    And watching the USS Red Sux sink in frigid waters.

    How bout this ?

    You have it your way and I’ll have it mine.

    Just so long as the Yankees keep on rollin’ and we are all smiles.

    :)

  99. TheStraw June 18th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The only thing bumming me out about this hot streak is that Mo is not there to share it with them….

  100. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    TheStraw June 18th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The thing about 2009 was that we were very lucky to get a stellar performance from AJ in the WS as well as a good start against the Angels in the ALDS. However, he also had two bad ones. Without a little help from the weather and the hot streak of Arod, it may have turned differently. I actually feel better about this rotation than that on in the playoffs. If the offense heats up more, watch out…..

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

    Pitching wise this team is far more formidable than 09. Without Arod that team never wins.

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I was having a discussion before the game about Nova and Hughes. Some were saying that they were nice middle of the rotation pitchers. I said that Nova could become an ace, that he had both the make up and repertoire to become one. About Hughes i said that he could become a very good number 2, but if he could develop a sinker to go along with his CB and CU he could be even better.

    So yeah, this rotation is as good as Stewie describes it.
    ////

    Luis, you just have to get Nova traded somewhere else, and then they’ll esteem him more highly ;). Hughes, too. Seriously, I didn’t see the discussion…I agree with you, needless to say. We have a great staff. Hughes could eventually add a 2-seamer or sinker, which would help his GB rates increase. Right now, though, he’s K’ing nearly one per inning, and thank goodness that cutter’s rearing its head only 5 percent of the time. :D

  102. Shame Spencer June 18th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Shame-

    You have my attitude pegged.

    ;)

    —————

    Human nature my friend. We looked at sticks and make spheres, we saw rocks and built castles, we saw a moon and we stuck a flag in it. We can’t help but see something and try to make it better. We’re just slaves to our own intelligence ;)

  103. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Robbie’s Career year:

    .330-.340

    35 Dingers

    130-140 RBI’s

    Gold Glove

    Have a good night.

    See ya’ in the AM.

    :)

  104. rm June 18th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Imagine how god they can be when they get Gardner, Aardsma, Joba , Cabral and maybe even Nunez back.

    Maybe my preseason prediction off 108 wins wasn’t so crazy after all.

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Shame – the guys have gotten better on their own, without any additions to the team.

    Do you think the Yankees would appreciate knowing their fans thought they were doing a great job to have won 10 in a row, or do you think they would want them talking about what players they need on the team and how they need to improve? If you listen to them – and if you heard them earlier when they were scuffling and Swisher talked about fans bridge jumping – they are really happy with the team they have.

    For once, just for once, I’d love to see fans do nothing more than show gratitude for the team they have, especially after a great game, and maybe save their wish lists – if they really have to have them – for the next day. I see it as an inability to truly appreciate what you have in front of you.

    It really gauls me to observe people who have to constantly live in the future and don’t show any indication of being able to smell the roses in front of them.

    But that’s me. Just telling who I am. Apparently not everyone sees it that way.

    I just wish I had more company here to share the great moments with – without having to read any caveats at the end. (But many of them have sought greener pastures…)

    :(

  106. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Nova really does step it up.. he’s already been a #2 lol, why not an ace? Last year he was easily our best pitcher not named CC.

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

    What is amazing from this kid is his drive. They continuously underestimate him, and he keeps on coming back stronger. His ceiling is basically the one he chooses at this point.

  107. MTU June 18th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    luis-

    This pitching staff is formidable indeed.

    Next year we bring Pineda, Phelps, or Banuelos online.

    Dulce Suenos Amigo.

    :)

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Actually Pat M is someone who fits what I just described. But he’s not always around.

  109. Abomb82 June 18th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    The competition is far better this year than it was in 09

    We faced a Twins team that was on fumes, starting guys like Brian Dunseing and Nick Blackburn against us.
    The Angels top 2 starters were an aging Lackey and Joe Saunders who had an ERA around 5.
    The Phillies had Lee, a disinterested Hamels, and the ghost of Pedro. Their lineup was formidable though.

    The road we will face this year is far tougher.

    A-Rod and CC have poor postseason track records – but in 09, they came up unbelievably clutch in all the games they needed to.

  110. Shame Spencer June 18th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Shame – the guys have gotten better on their own, without any additions to the team.

    Do you think the Yankees would appreciate knowing their fans thought they were doing a great job to have won 10 in a row, or do you think they would want them talking about what players they need on the team and how they need to improve? If you listen to them – and if you heard them earlier when they were scuffling and Swisher talked about fans bridge jumping – they are really happy with the team they have.

    For once, just for once, I’d love to see fans do nothing more than show gratitude for the team they have, especially after a great game, and maybe save their wish lists – if they really have to have them – for the next day. I see it as an inability to truly appreciate what you have in front of you.

    It really gauls me to observe people who have to constantly live in the future and don’t show any indication of being able to smell the roses in front of them.

    But that’s me. Just telling who I am. Apparently not everyone sees it that way.

    I just wish I had more company here to share the great moments with – without having to read any caveats at the end. (But many of them have sought greener pastures…)

    :(

    —————————–

    It was just a joke, trisha.

    I do appreciate the Yankees, though I doubt you’d believe me ;)

    ‘Night all! I need to rest up for another day of avoiding doing work so I can come here and chat with you.. the mental prep is rigorous!

  111. Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Luis…………Omar Vasquez will be in Cooperstown maybe on his 3rd, 4th time, and I agree with you he was better than The Wizard of Oz…..Ozzie was incredible, but he played on the carpet in the NL which makes a world of difference……..Omar played for a time in the Kingdome but the AL had very few carpet ballparks

  112. TD213 June 18th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I still wouldn’t exactly trust any of our pitchers vs. TEX, LAA, or BOS. Not like the guys on our staff have exactly the best postseason resumes either, Andy-aside.

    The all or nothing offensive approach won’t work in October either. Unless they are going to be hitting HRs every night against top pitching.

  113. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Luis, you just have to get Nova traded somewhere else, and then they’ll esteem him more highly ;) . Hughes, too. Seriously, I didn’t see the discussion…I agree with you, needless to say. We have a great staff. Hughes could eventually add a 2-seamer or sinker, which would help his GB rates increase. Right now, though, he’s K’ing nearly one per inning, and thank goodness that cutter’s rearing its head only 5 percent of the time. :D

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

    :D All in all, we have been lucky. ;)

  114. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Good night MTU, que descanses!! ;)

  115. austinmac June 18th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    It is nice when things go well. In slumps, shortstops make diving great plays, line drives are at people. Maybe tonight forward we will see some hard hit balls going through and falling in rather than being turned into double plays. Perhaps, team BABIP in RISP would tell us. Perhaps, I will look.

  116. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Human nature my friend. We looked at sticks and make spheres, we saw rocks and built castles, we saw a moon and we stuck a flag in it. We can’t help but see something and try to make it better. We’re just slaves to our own intelligence
    ///

    Shame,
    LOL. Now say this in Rod Serling’s voice. :D

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Shame, of course I believe you. And I love hearing it.

    Actually it’s not as bleak as I was thinking it is. There are others who are of the same mind. They’re just not here right now. I know YF is a true appreciator and celebrator. And I know Big Al is, and Bojo is, and I know BD is. The Straw also.

    I hope I haven’t mischaracterized any of those posters by saying that. If I did, it wasn’t intentional.

    :)

    Okay, it’s all good.

    Night, Shame. Night all.

  118. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Luis…………Omar Vasquez will be in Cooperstown maybe on his 3rd, 4th time, and I agree with you he was better than The Wizard of Oz…..Ozzie was incredible, but he played on the carpet in the NL which makes a world of difference……..Omar played for a time in the Kingdome but the AL had very few carpet ballparks

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

    I hope so Pat M….I think he deserves it, not only for what he accomplished, but for the limitations that he had to overcome… If there is nice success story, is his.

  119. Nick in SF June 18th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Pat M., scroll up to the 10:21 pm post of mine for my US Open comments. Earlier I was trying to post the word “c*cktails”, which is why my post was not going through.

  120. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 18th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    And tomingeorgia too. And others I’m not thinking of, I’m sure.

  121. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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

    All in all, we have been lucky.
    ///

    That must be it.

  122. luis June 18th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Good night Shame, good night Trish

  123. Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    luis…….Omar Vasquez is a slam dunk HOF’er……Even the pecker-head voting scripes know this

  124. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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

    All in all, we have been lucky.
    ///

    That must be it.

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

    By the way, thank you for your very thoughtful post both last night and today.

  125. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    luis, inside-out on the nose on the inside FB but right at Upton, unfortunately. Are you watching?

  126. cofuzz June 18th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    TD213,
    They just went on a pretty good run, with and without homers, against what may be the best pitching team in baseball., the Nationals.
    And while it’s true we missed out on beating Strasburg, that guy may not even be pitching come playoffs because of the Nats’ version of Joba Rules.

    Key additions that will help the Yankees succeed in the playoffs: Joba,The DA53, Bret Gardner, Duardo Nunz (You know the guy, but he comes back minus all the Es)

  127. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    luis…….Omar Vasquez is a slam dunk HOF’er……Even the pecker-head voting scripes know this

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

    I am not that sure…they already took away a GG to prevent him from taking away the Wiz record…Too many good players played at the same time, when offense was at his peak…Again i hope you are right, because he belongs in there.

  128. austinmac June 18th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Luis,

    I agree about Vizquel. He is a no doubt Hall of Famer. Unbelievable glove and a pretty tough hitter. Would you send one just like him the Yankees way, please?

  129. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    C. was masterful. 12k’s last time at the Stadium, riding the slider w/no sinker at all and this time 10 k’s w/the great sinker and slider. Always a joy to watch whether CC’s gutting it out to keep us in the game or pitching effortlessly. Underrated and under appreciated and soon to overtake Verlander in the AL SO lead. Great game by Jeet.

  130. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    primo… y hermano :D

  131. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    JAP,

    Of course!

  132. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Yankeefem! Did you go? To C? To Cyclones??? I scrapped Brooklyn – didn’t feel that great. Tomorrow, I WILL BE in Staten Island.

  133. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Prut, Camarena added to SI. I believe Encinas pitches tomorrow. Tyanks saw GCL and Andujar today .

  134. Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Nick in SF……..I meant to respond to your post and I will……I’m jealous !!!!! I also was trying to figure out what word was causing the filter to freak out……

  135. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    JAP,

    Of course!
    ///

    Of course, mi hermano and of course, you’re watching? ;)

  136. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    primo… y hermano :D

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

    Asi es! hasta el final! :D

  137. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I decided I had to go see C! Mañana I’ll see SI and Ravel. I just hope he doesn’t DH. Happy too I didn’t give the Mets any dinero.

  138. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Tyanks saw GCL and Andujar today .
    ///

    I must know everything (re Andujar)! I saw he was 3 for 4 :D

    Camarena is on my radar, Encinas I have read a little bit about.

  139. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    austinmac June 18th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Luis,

    I agree about Vizquel. He is a no doubt Hall of Famer. Unbelievable glove and a pretty tough hitter. Would you send one just like him the Yankees way, please?

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

    Those are not easy to find! But i’ll do my best! ;)

    I wish you guys could have seen Jose Diaz Martinez. He had it all…Range, glove, arm, speed, plate discipline and power. Best player i have had the honor to see play

  140. GreenBeret7 June 18th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    luis…….Omar Vasquez is a slam dunk HOF’er……Even the pecker-head voting scripes know this

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Pat,

    I was reading a book (again) on Mantle, called “Explosion”. He was talking about stegel and winning streaks. Mantle said in the times the team would struggle like in the early ’53 season and late in the ’60 season, stengel was prett easy going with the players (he wasn’t beyond ripping players), but, in ’53, they had a slow start of win 2 lose one, win one lose two. They caught fire and run off an 18 game winning streak. Mantle said that after the run got to about ten, he was getting nasty and mean with everyone including the writers. Said the same thing happened in ’60 when they were neck and neck with the Orioles. Half way through September, they started their run and cloed out the season with 15 game winning streak. Makes me wonder how Girardi is handling this run right now.

  141. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    primo… y hermano :D

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

    Asi es! hasta el final! :D
    ///

    Eres el mejor! :D (yes, I looked it up).

  142. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    JAP,

    Yes I am watching ;)

  143. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Happy too I didn’t give the Mets any dinero.
    ///

    LOL. Losers. Although a friend called after making his first visit to Citifield. Said it’s a beautiful ballpark. Nevertheless, I have my principles.

  144. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Luis, loved the Vizquel story. He is built of grace and steel. I just saw where Cito said on his twitter he will prove everyone wrong. I love the ‘tude…”

  145. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hanson-Hughes on Wed I am pumped for. How’s Hanson been pitching?

    Did King Felix just climb into the stands to check on someone who got hit by a foul ball?

  146. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hi YF!,

    Thank you, maybe another time i will tell another one even better ;) That’s the attitude, Cito has the tools to overcome whatever limitations he has if any. I always say that the most important attribute in a player is character and drive. That ability to rise to the occasion, that’s the difference between a good player and a great one.

  147. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    yankeefem – I missed that. I’m working on something, and trying to watch both the Seattle-Arizona and SF-LAA games at once. Maybe he knew the person? Or perhaps he just responded?

    This fake Montero-real Montero thing is confusing.

  148. J. Alfred Prufrock June 18th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    luis, I missed the Vizquel story. Doing too much at once. I’ll look back in this thread for it.

  149. austinmac June 18th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Luis,

    What happened to that shortstop? Why didn’t he play after high school?

  150. blake June 18th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    If there is an Omar Vazquez out there then rest assured Cashman will trade for him……maybe even twice ;)

    Night guys….going for 11 tomorrow.

  151. austinmac June 18th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I saw Dickey had a one hitter with 13 Ks tonight. Yikes!

  152. luis June 18th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    New thread =====>

    Good night Blake!!

    Austin,

    Answer on the next thread ;)

  153. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Luis! Was there any update on Swisher?

    Yes, another story would be welcome. I love a combo of talent AND makeup. ;)

    Hanson info, anyone who has watched him Pitch recently?

  154. Pat M. June 18th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    GB……A very interesting comparision regarding the clubs…..Joe Giradi is managing a Yankee club that will spawn 5 maybe even 6 Hall of Famers, even more than Casey’s Bombers……Think about this, Derek, Alex, Mariano, Sabathia, Texeria and then there’s Andy Pettite, who will get dink-ed due to his HGH usage without a Doc handling the needle…….Point is Giradi learned a great deal from Joe Torre when it comes to clubhouse management……Not an easy job in NYC & especially being the skipper of the NY Yankees…….A month ago I was questioning whether or not he was losing the club…….

  155. yankeefeminista June 18th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    :arrow:

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