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What a difference a month makes

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 21, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It was exactly one month ago, on a Monday night at Yankee Stadium, that the Yankees took their final step toward last place in the American League East. It was a 7:05 first pitch on May 21. The Yankees were facing the Royals, and when the 6-0 beating was over, the Yankees had a .500 record that left them at the bottom of the division.

In the month that followed, the Yankees went 20-6, climbing into first place with a few games of breathing room. As the team changed, so did several individuals.

Mark Teixeira finally producing
(Nick Swisher too)
On the day the Yankees fell to last place, Teixeira returned from that three-day break intended to sooth his lingering cough. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts that day, and his season slash line reached .227/.280/.387. In the month since, Teixeira has hit .304/.416/.620 with seven home runs, eight doubles and the same number of walks as strikeouts. Also quietly becoming a true all-around hitter is Swisher, who was all-power as of May 21 — he had a .245/.305/.475 slash line — and has since hit .296/.372/.506.

Raul Ibanez falling off
(Derek Jeter too)
For a while there, the decision to sign Ibanez looked like an overwhelming success. When the Yankees lost that game on March 21, Ibanez was hitting .263/.325/.561 with a whopping nine home runs and 27 RBI as a platoon player. Maybe it’s because of the fatigue of regularly play the field, but in the month since, Ibanez has hit .188/.230/.304 with one home run and five RBI. Jeter has also fallen off, from hitting .343 on May 21 to hitting .265 in the 26 games since.

Robinson Cano hitting for power
(Russell Martin too)
Cano has very quietly put up a season slash line that’s even more impressive than last year’s. But on May 21, he was slugging just .473 with four homers. Not exactly what the Yankees expect from an MVP candidate. In the month since, Cano’s slugged .667 with 10 home runs. It may come as a surprise, but Martin has also been hitting for power lately. He’s still not hitting for average, but he’s slugged .493 in the past month. For a bottom-of-the-order guy, that’s significant pop.

Andy Pettitte proving himself
(Cody Eppley too)
When the Yankees fell to last place, Pettitte had pitched twice. His minor numbers hadn’t been overwhelming, and he’d delivered one terrific big league start and one solid-but-not-overwhelming start. The jury was still out on his comeback, but Pettitte has since pitched to a 2.88 ERA in the past month, building big strikeout totals while consistently pitching into the seventh inning. One the very other end of the spectrum is Eppley, who was unproven because of inexperience, not because of age. The Triple-A call-up has held opponents to a .212/.278/.242 slash line the past month, proving too valuable to be optioned back to the minors.

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103 Responses to “What a difference a month makes”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 21st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Check my posts from a month ago. I guarantee you that I predicted that all would be well as soon as the rotation righted itself. I also guaranteed that it would right itself!

    :D

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

    Must be great being David Ortiz, knowing you can drink your milkshakes with impunity since nobody is watching you anymore – or if they are, you know when they’re coming. Bud being in bed with Henry sure has benefits!

    Karma will remain a biotch however.

  2. austinmac June 21st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I don’t know if it has been mentioned, but Jeremy Bleich pitched in the GCL today for his first appearance in a long time.

  3. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Charleston’s game is on milb-tv. Mason HR, Culver 3B batting lefty, Sanchez 2B, Bichette 2B… Pitcher is basically pitching BP.

    austinmac, Ravel isn’t in the lineup for SI. Hopefully, it’s just a rest day.

  4. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Randy, what would you have done? Take the offer knowing you were innocent, or gamble that the jury would believe you….15-21 months and a multi-million dollar fine?

  5. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    randy l. June 21st, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    pat m-

    i also had three major concussions by the time i was ten and yeah one involved a baseball bat to the forehead. i learned right then and then to never catch without a mask

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

    Cetainly helps to explain a few things, Randy

  6. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Mark Feinsand?@BloggingBombers

    A-Rod on the RISP issue: “I think we’d much rather be 0-for-10 and win than be 7-for-10 and lose. That’s kind of … http://sulia.com/c/new-york-ya…..ce=twitter

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 21st, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    “A-Rod on the RISP issue: “I think we’d much rather be 0-for-10 and win than be 7-for-10 and lose”

    :D

    Sounds like this isn’t Arod’s first rodeo.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 21st, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    To check out Yankee Prediction chart for 2012 -

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n9dkzrs5AchQFnG1NOzHBxr_oRb4RqmGe70WkjFRUcE/edit?pli=1

    If Shame isn’t around, I’ll post the link again when she is.

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 21st, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Didn’t realize cheater and the titanic-sux were playing tonight.

    GO MARLINS!!!!!

    Later.

    :)

  10. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Trisha, why aren’t I on the prediction chart?

  11. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    repost to TRISHA:

    yankeefeminista April 6th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    TRISHA Yankees 101 wins.

  12. Jerkface June 21st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    If they were 7 for 10 with RISP chances are they’d be winning.

  13. Jerkface June 21st, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    And if you lose a game in which you went 7 for 10 with RISP, the problem isn’t related to your RISP hitting. “I’d hate to be hitting .700 with RISP!!” – no baseball player ever

  14. theREALkevin June 21st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    “Billy butler is untouchable? Really? The guy doesn’t even have a position. He’s a DH.”

    same can be said for Montero”

    Uh yeah and apparently Montero wasn’t untouchable you idiot.

  15. JobaTipsHisCap June 21st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Arod is the problem now

  16. LGY June 21st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    That has to be one of the first times I have thought, wow that’s dumb, when Arod was talking baseball.

  17. randy l. June 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    “Didn’t realize cheater and the titanic-sux were playing tonight.”

    “Sounds like this isn’t Arod’s first rodeo.”

    explain how alex rodriguez and david ortiz( assume that’s who you meant) are different as far using steroids?

    seems a little bit of a double standard clouded by rooting for the laundry.

    seems to me they both cheated and both have moved on unless you doubt the mlb testing results.

  18. Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Arod’s point was winning is much more important then hitting with RISP. Why is that dumb?

  19. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Yankee fans ! Nice , cooling rain upon this moist ( most ) night. Day off ( gives me some temps to dig for some pictures :). I want Seaver , Jenkins , Gibson , Drysdale ( in case things get nasty ), and of course ,………Sandy !!! J

  20. Jerkface June 21st, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Arod’s point was winning is much more important then hitting with RISP. Why is that dumb?

    Because it is very easy to create a stupid false equivalency like that and they don’t mean anything or even make sense. It is like the Twins GM saying he’d rather have a pitcher that was 8-0 with a 7 ERA than a pitcher with a 2 ERA that had 0 wins. (which actually happened)

    “I’d rather be hitting .200 and win than hitting .300 and losing.”
    “I’d rather have a 10 era and win than have a 3 era and lose.”
    “I’d rather make 100 errors and win than win a gold glove and lose.”

    Who would really want a .200 hitter on their team, a 10 era, bad fielders, bad pitchers, bad hitters, or whatever silly strawman constructed for a kind of statement like this?

  21. blake June 21st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Yea I mean Alex’s point was that winning is the most important thing…..that said if you go 7-10 with RISP that mean’s you’re scoring at least 7 runs and are going to win pretty much all the time unless your pitching is just awful.

    Dice-K given up 3 already. 3-0 Merlins…..man Hanley’s swing is a mess…..he needs a change of scenery like to the Bronx.

  22. blake June 21st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Don’t know exactly what happened….but Sanchez just took himself out of the game.

  23. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    blake, missed it but heard them say there was a collision at plate, I think. Sanchez went after a foul ball afterwards, didn’t look right and took himself out of the game. Concussion?

  24. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Not sure, blake, just came out of the kitchen on tail end of that. They said he was whoozy and fumbled a pitch, and that he walked off his own power to the dugout and Arcia then came in, but what the origin or impact was that caused it, I missed and they haven’t said.

    Anything else I might have not heard?

  25. Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    “Because it is very easy to create a stupid false equivalency like that and they don’t mean anything or even make sense”

    Did Alex insult the RISP stat god or something?

    It makes perfect sense. And Alex would rather hit .200 and win then .300 and lose. And the subject was hitting with RISP not 10 ERA or any other silly scenario you mentioned. Of course he would prefer to hit 7 for 10, but the most important thing is winning.

    You’re trying to hard on this one.

  26. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    GB, Pruf, you watching it?

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    YF, did they say anything else?? I’m about the strangle Greenville announcer…

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    YF, I’m cooking dinner and have it on in the dining room, so I’m missing stuff. Ran in when they said the Sanchez stuff, but they didn’t say much…

    Anyone tweet those games who’s there?

  29. blake June 21st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    yea kinda what it sounds like….I just now turned it on and the announcers said he was acting woozy and then he just walked off….hope he’s ok….is it me or does it seem like there are like 10x as many concussions today as there were 5 years ago?

  30. blake June 21st, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    JAP,

    didn’t see it….I think there was a play at the plate and he got hit but I didn’t see it.

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks YF, maybe a collision… he better be alright.

  32. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    No, 7-10 doesn’t always mean they scored 7 runs. Yank over those 10 games had 3 hits with runners in scoring position that didn’t score runs. Im sure all Rodriguez meant was as long as they’re winning, they don’t care how they scored the runs. Of course, there are those that suck up to James and his dumb assed numbers that they think they know more than those that play the game. It’s scoring more runs than you let in that will put you over the top.

  33. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    blake, thanks. I wish the Charleston guys were doing the game… This guy I’m guessing is not going to provide any updates on him, if the club even provides one…

  34. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Here’s hoping the person is alright !

  35. blake June 21st, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    “No, 7-10 doesn’t always mean they scored 7 runs.”

    ok….but you’re going to score a lot either way…..and of course that’s what Alex meant…..but hitting with RISP helps you win so they should care about that as well.

  36. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I at first thought they said Vinicio was injured, so I didn’t pay attention, but then they belatedly mentioned Sanchez, so maybe he collided with Sanchez at the plate? I hope it isn’t a concussion, and why are they letting him go back behind the plate in the first place?

  37. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I am checking Charleston radio; please update if the Greenville announcers say anything more.

  38. Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    “A-Rod on the RISP issue: “I think we’d much rather be 0-for-10 and win than be 7-for-10 and lose. That’s kind of been the recipe here the last 20 games or so. Overall, we know what we have to do to win big here and timely hitting is a big part of it. … It’s frustrating more than anything. We know what we’re capable of doing and we know what we should be doing.””

    Here is the whole quote.

  39. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    It was a collision at plate with Vinicio. Announcers said it didn’t look too bad FWIW. Sanchez stayed in for two more pitches, then took himself out. The trainer is supposedly still attending to him.

  40. Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I can’t get MILB on an IPad, :mad:

  41. Jerkface June 21st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Winning is important, but advocating a bad process to do it is not good. And Tar, the 10 era stuff is a directly analogous statement to what A-rod said.

  42. luis June 21st, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Good evening guys!

    How is the game on Charleston? Read about Sanchez, hopefully is nothing serious.

  43. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    I can’t get MILB on an IPad,
    ____
    Bribe one of your kids to make the switcharoo. :)

  44. Nick in SF June 21st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Let’s cut the crap here.

    Sanchez wanted out of the game so that he could watch the Universidad de Chile vs. Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores match in the clubhouse.

    It’s tense 0-0 draw in the first half. Stay tuned, Gary.

  45. Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jerk

    When you read the whole quote he’s not advocating a bad process , in fact he calls it ” frustrating”. I think you guys mis- interpreted his intent, probably because you didn’t see the whole quote. No biggie

  46. cofuzz June 21st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Jerkface, the analogy fails inasmuch as the Yankees can homer with nobody on or with a man on first and score runs to win without an RISP hit.
    The 10 ERA pitcher can’t really win without significant run support after giving up 10 runs in his hypothetical complete game.

  47. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Hey Luis, …………’Gonna hit a ” homer ” for my Jays ! ? :) I say the guy fine !!! Enjoy the evening.

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    GUMBS-Y??

    Is Girardi doubling as the Charleston play-by-play guy??

  49. austinmac June 21st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    YF,

    Santana is hopefully getting a mental health day.

  50. cofuzz June 21st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    …or a “you’re coming back from an injury and we don’t want you to push it too hard” day.

  51. Tar June 21st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    “Bribe one of your kids to make the switcharoo”

    I’m traveling, didn’t bring the lappy. I forgot about the IPad restriction for MILB. Kind of dumb on MLB’s part if you ask me.

  52. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Nick, I figured the Yankees pulled Sanchez because he is getting too many hits. They sat him down to lecture him about lowering his OPS. ;)

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    luis June 21st, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Good evening guys!

    How is the game on Charleston? Read about Sanchez, hopefully is nothing serious.
    ///

    Evenin’ primo :D

    The announcer said it didn’t “appear all that serious” but these are famous last words, so I will bide my time and hold out for an actual update before I relax.

    As long as we don’t hear that some “unnamed club official” said “Sanchez needs to develop a tougher hide if he wants to make it to the Bronx.”

  54. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Jmills, he can hit as many he wants for the Jays as long as it is not against the Yankees ;)

  55. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    austinmac, cofuzz, Hope so. Ravel can definitely use one: 3 days in a row playing CF and 8K’s in 11 AB’s.

  56. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    As long as we don’t hear that some “unnamed club official” said “Sanchez needs to develop a tougher hide if he wants to make it to the Bronx.”

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

    :D he will be fine!!

  57. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    And Maddon continues to whine about the pine tar thing. ” The suspension is too long and it’s unfair.” Just shut up already clown. Go dye your hair and plan your next goofy costumes.

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Nice to see K-Long sucker punch Cabrera. Man, wind your watch to that – the 4th OF’s hitting .360 and hit .300 from both sides of the plate last season. Somebody effed up and somebody’s doing damage control.

  59. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    GB7 calling anyone a clown… comedy gold.

  60. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Sir Luis !

  61. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    YF,

    Whe you saw Ravell, Did you noticed if he has a long swing?

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    Nick, I figured the Yankees pulled Sanchez because he is getting too many hits. They sat him down to lecture him about lowering his OPS.
    ///

    Hahaha.

  63. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    OMG!

    I just saw Jorge Posada at the Heat game.

  64. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hi luis, que tal? DJ got rocked and lasted two innings. I didn’t watch it, but he threw only 50% pitches for strikes, 3BB, I believe, 63 pitches. Phelps pitched two innings for Tampa today on his way to getting stretched out, and as per austinmac above, Bleich is finally back as well. Also Jose Ramirez back with Tampa. Good news.

    Pruf, Benak pitching tonight for SI. Wonder when they plan to use Camarena?

  65. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    He is behind the basket where the Thunder are currently attacking.

    It was a shot of Lebron slapping hands with Chalmers, a quick pass by, and I recognized Po Po!! And so I ran the DVR back and its him!!!

    I have a knack for recognizing people even less than .5 of a second.

  66. spidanyc June 21st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    OMG!

    I just saw Jorge Posada at the Heat game.

    ————————————————————————–

    I thought I was going crazy, but it was Posada. Thanks for confirming.

  67. LGY June 21st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Scott Brooks is just terrible. Continues to run plays for Kendrick Perkins at the beginning of games.

  68. LGY June 21st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I think Po was at game 7 of Heat-Celts

  69. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    One question about MiLB TV….I have the page open and i selected a game, it started with a commercial and then nothing…I click the play button but it shows nothing…Is that the way is supposed to be?

  70. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I love Po Po!! I didnt know that LGY. I guess he’s a Heat fan! If thats the case, go Heat!

  71. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I’m a Mickey Klutz at in the basket ,…………sorry.

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Pruf, Benak pitching tonight for SI. Wonder when they plan to use Camarena?
    ///

    I hope it isn’t during this heat wave. I’m not going to any parks until this horrific weather leaves us.

  73. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    And I bet ABC wont even have the dignity to show him like they always show celebs in the crowd. If they were to, theyd have to describe him as 5 time World Series Champion with the Yankees, something theyre unwilling to do.

  74. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Hola YF! thanks for the updates! What’s going on with Mitchell?

  75. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Jorge needs to work for the Yankees. (Although probably not until there’s a management turnover ;) ).

  76. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I think it was maybe Cashman and Girardi who needed to hear him described as such, while they were busy describing Russell Martin as the next Thurman Munson.

  77. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Jorge needs to work for the Yankees. (Although probably not until there’s a management turnover ;) ).

    Don’t hold your breath on that one ;)

  78. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Theres really only 2 guys on this OKC team that can score. Heat have at least 4, and Battier can hit the 3.

  79. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The Marlins just took the lead 4-3 homer from Stanton

  80. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    To be Thurman,you have to be Thurman.

  81. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    WOW! He came to be the King tonight.

  82. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Jmills,

    Very few players can be compared to Munson….Russell is not one of them

  83. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Luis, I wouldn’t say it was long as much as Ravel was overswinging. Luis Mateo was dominant, allowing two hits, 9 K’s; He’s a 22 year old throwing 92-95 sinkers offset by nasty breaking balls. 2 of Ravel’s K’s were caught looking. But he’ll get better; these are like ST games for him and a class up.

  84. We Want Mo Mo June 21st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I forgot Harden. So 3 guys on OKC can score.

  85. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Luis , I agree! I am going to find that action baseball Munson card from the side,….. circa ’73 . Very luckey to have it!!!

  86. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    luis, not sure. Sounds like fastball command. But I need to see both DJ and Dellin live. I will in a couple of weeks once they are back down in my neck of the wood for a week.

  87. LGY June 21st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Perkins is terrible. Brooks needs to get Collison in there

  88. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I have to appologize to Russell as I made it seem he was not as good as Thurman . Arrogance on my part . Martin is putting out for you guys best I can see it !

  89. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Luis, either they are having a problem at the milb site or your internet is too slow. I would just redo it a few times or try a different game to see if it is your internet causing the problem.

  90. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Jmills,

    You are very lucky to have it…Keep it!

  91. LGY June 21st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    He brought Collision in for IBAKA!!!

  92. JobaTipsHisCap June 21st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Go Heat!

  93. yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Pruf, it was 101 degrees up here. I was planning to attend Trenton game tomorrow but I doubt I will with the forecast 90′s and scattered thunderstorms. Now I will have to decide whether I am going to Trenton or SI on Saturday. SI will win out if Camarena’s pitching, but I suspect he’ll pitch tomorrow. We’ll see.

  94. jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Luis,………I have a rookie Guidry you can’t have either :)

  95. Against All Odds June 21st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Harden is having a terrible finals

  96. luis June 21st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    100 degrees? Yikes! How is it possible that is getting so hot so early?

  97. TD213 June 21st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Nice to see K-Long sucker punch Cabrera. Man, wind your watch to that – the 4th OF’s hitting .360 and hit .300 from both sides of the plate last season. Somebody effed up and somebody’s doing damage control.

    —-

    Not a shock – they kick everyone on the way out. Montero was supposedly “lazy”. So was Vizcaino. Cashman basically called Kennedy an NL pitcher in an interview with Mike last month after Mike mentioned how he was successful (rather than take the high road and congratulate him, he had to attribute it to being in a weaker league).
    Melky was lazy and partied too much. Coke was lazy and partied too much too. Tabata was lazy. Aceves “lied” about his injury apparently.

    It’s always something with the guys they ship out.

  98. Against All Odds June 21st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    @ Luis that’s what I want to know

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Don’t hold your breath on that one ;)
    ///

    No worries :). I’ve become very philosophical. The Yankees are a charter member of Major League Baseball. The Steinbrenners themselves have no power to dissolve the New York Yankees or affect their status as a member club of MLB. The owners, the FO – these are not the Yankees, who will always be… unless professional baseball ceases to be… :D

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    jmills June 21st, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    To be Thurman,you have to be Thurman.
    ///

    Mr. Mills, yes.

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    yankeefeminista June 21st, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    Pruf, it was 101 degrees up here. I was planning to attend Trenton game tomorrow but I doubt I will with the forecast 90?s and scattered thunderstorms. Now I will have to decide whether I am going to Trenton or SI on Saturday. SI will win out if Camarena’s pitching, but I suspect he’ll pitch tomorrow. We’ll see.
    ///

    Yankeefem, I was going to make that one, too, but spin the bat on your forehead competitions, squealing children and name-that-eighties-tune will be much, much less bearable in 100 degree weather.

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock June 21st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    TD213 June 21st, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    Nice to see K-Long sucker punch Cabrera. Man, wind your watch to that – the 4th OF’s hitting .360 and hit .300 from both sides of the plate last season. Somebody effed up and somebody’s doing damage control.

    —-

    Not a shock – they kick everyone on the way out. Montero was supposedly “lazy”. So was Vizcaino. Cashman basically called Kennedy an NL pitcher in an interview with Mike last month after Mike mentioned how he was successful (rather than take the high road and congratulate him, he had to attribute it to being in a weaker league).
    Melky was lazy and partied too much. Coke was lazy and partied too much too. Tabata was lazy. Aceves “lied” about his injury apparently.

    It’s always something with the guys they ship out.
    ///

    Even when you expect it, though, it’s disappointing to hear. They just make themselves look small. I had no idea he called Kennedy an “NL pitcher.” That’s just uncalled for – an embarrassment. Even if you think this, you don’t say it out loud. Somebody needs to muzzle this guy, or teach him some grace, one.

  103. 4 NYY June 22nd, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Do you recall a catcher that hit behind the runner better than Munson ?

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