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Game 75: Indians at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Jun 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (46-28)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Chris Stewart C

RHP Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.25)
Nova vs. White Sox

WHITE SOX (40-35)
Alejandro De Aza CF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adam Dunn DH
Paul Konerko 1B
Alex Rios RF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Dayan Viciedo LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Gordan Beckham 2B

RHP Dylan Axelrod (0-1, 4.85)
Axelrod has never faced any current Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: It’s hot and humid. My car said it was 100 out on the way here, and it doesn’t feel like it’s cooled down much.

UMPIRES: HP Marty Foster, 1B Tim Timmons, 2B Jeff Kellogg, 3B Eric Cooper

BEST OF THE BEST: Entering tonight’s game, the Yankees own the best record in MLB at 46-28. It marks the Yankees’ best record after 74 games since 2010. The last time the Yankees had a better record at this point of the season was 2004.

SWEEP MASTERS: With yesterday’s sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees have now swept seven series this season. More impressively, they’ve swept four of their last six series.

ONE WIN AWAY: With one more win in the month of June, the Yankees will have won 20-or-more games in a month for the second time since 2004. In 2009, the Yankees went 21-7 during the month of August.

(Note: I’ll be updating the action here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. To join the conversation, follow me @vzmercogliano.)

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: We’ve gotten through three innings pretty quickly, and we’re still scoreless. Nova has allowed two hits and two walks while striking out two (37 pitches). Axelrod has allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two (44 pitches). As we’ve seen in the past, the Yankees tend to struggle against pitchers that they haven’t seen before.

UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: Wasted opportunities for each team in the fourth. Despite hitting a few balls right on the screws, the White Sox never came up with a run after putting runners on the corners with no outs to begin the inning. And after back-to-back walks loaded the bases for the Yankees with two outs, Chavez weakly grounded out to third. We’re still scoreless heading into the fifth.

UPDATE, 8:21 p.m.: De Aza just launched one into the right field seats to give Chicago a 1-0 lead in the fifth. He’s 3 for 3 tonight.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Nice two-out rally from the Yankees in the bottom of the fifth to take a 2-1 lead. For the second time this game (which I tweeted about earlier), A-Rod smoked a first pitch double. That scored Granderson, which was followed by an RBI double from the red-hot Cano. Amazingly, neither run was scored via the long ball.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: The Yankees ended up getting 7.1 IP of one-run ball from Nova, who is on pace for his team-leading 10th win of the year. The Yankees were also on pace for their second win of the season in which they didn’t homer, but Tex just ended that possibility with a homer to LF in the eighth. It’s 3-1.

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367 Responses to “Game 75: Indians at Yankees”

  1. Giuseppe Franco June 28th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Unfortunately, due to living in the Chicagoland area, I am forced to watch the WS broadcast whenever the Yanks play that despicable franchise.

    I loathe that organization every bit as much as I do the Red Sox and Hawk Harrelson really is a big reason for that.

    Every team has homer broadcasters. That’s not the issue. But Hawk is so mind-numbingly annoying that he’s almost provoked me to stab my eardrums with a rusty scratch awl.

    IMO, Hawk is the lone broadcaster in MLB (or on the planet for that matter) that is more annoying than Michael Kay.

  2. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Go Yankees Go Vato!!

    GF,

    I haven’t heard this Hawk character, but it is hard to be more annoying than Kay.

    Pat M,

    I have it both on Direct TV extra innings and MLB network…Yes network on Direct TV and don’t know the broadcast team on MLB yet.

  3. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Like to see Ivan dust The Youk just for old times sake !!!! I’ll be rooting for King Felix tonight Rosy…

  4. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I was wrong they have Tigers-Rays on MLB here

  5. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Lou Piniella with Paul O’Neill, and Kay in the middle? Someone at YES has a sense of humor. This should be interesting.

    GF – hi, hope you’re well. I’m keeping to my nutritional plan – high lean protein, high fruits/vegetables, and high whiskey/wine, together with working out. Hope you’re keeping to your plan, as well.

    And, you’re right. Hawk was a much better ballPlayer than broadcaster.

  6. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Keep the ball down Vato

  7. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Way to go Stewie!! Good throw

  8. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    STEWIE!!!

  9. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    That’s the Stewart I saw last season in SF…….Doc Joe, will you be staying for the game ????

  10. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    One good thing about the WS is that they no longer have Guillen as their manager

  11. Giuseppe Franco June 28th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Go Yankees Go Vato!!

    GF,

    I haven’t heard this Hawk character, but it is hard to be more annoying than Kay.

    ———

    I’d certainly agree with you on Kay had I never experienced the ridiculousness that is Hawk Harrelson.

    Seriously, the dude just has a knack for taking annoyances to the extreme.

    OK. I feel better now. Well, not really, because now I get to listen to Hawk for the next few hours.

    Please…..someone get me a xanax!!!!!

  12. Niblick June 28th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Indians at Yankees?

    Really?

    What game are you watching, Vin?

  13. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Good slider there from Nova…The FB needs to be a little more down on the plate

  14. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Go Yanks, score early and often. Good evening Yankee faithful.

  15. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    GF,

    Just mute it ;)

  16. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hi jackamir!

    Good advice

  17. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    ParM. – i’ll check in now and then, if it’s sensible. Having dinner now- grilled tuna, baby zucchini, salad, and a California chard….

    Later.

  18. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve been spared as MLB Network is giving the LA market the YES feed….However The Hawk is looming somewhere and at sometime this weekend…..Senior Franco, how are you feeling ????

  19. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    “Our guys nothing, their guys coming to bat.”

    “We have 89 home runs, the Yankees have 117.”

    “Jeter against us in his career, .296 hitter”

    :oops:

  20. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    i was hoping mlb would give me a look-in at trevor bauer who’s making his mlb debut right now for az vs. atl, but they are showing the detroit game…

  21. jacksquat June 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    If you think Granderson has a lot of K’s with 87, take a look at Adam Dunn with 121, on pace for 258. :shock:

    And Granderson only has 3 less HR’s.

  22. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    firstrowsports dot eu is a place to get live links for many games.

  23. Giuseppe Franco June 28th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Lou Piniella with Paul O’Neill, and Kay in the middle? Someone at YES has a sense of humor. This should be interesting.

    GF – hi, hope you’re well. I’m keeping to my nutritional plan – high lean protein, high fruits/vegetables, and high whiskey/wine, together with working out. Hope you’re keeping to your plan, as well.

    And, you’re right. Hawk was a much better ballPlayer than broadcaster.

    ———

    It’s great to have you back Joe. It’s been awhile so I hope you and Mrs. Joe are doing well and enjoying the summer.

    And yes, I have continued to live a healthy lifestyle although I probably do cheat a little more than I’d like — which inevitably happens during the summer months when you tend to be involved in more social gatherings/parties than you typically do when it’s cold.

    Nonetheless, I’m feeling too good and having too much fun to stop doing what has gotten me to this point. I have no intention of slowing down.

    My progress in the weight room has far exceeded anything I could have imagined 2 years ago so my motives are as strong [pardon the pun] as ever.

  24. Bronx Jeers June 28th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I really like O Neill and Sweet Lou in the booth together.

  25. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Caught Arod guessing for a FB there

  26. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’m probably the only one who likes the Hawk. I think he is such a Homer & I think he is funny. He is such a character even when he played.

  27. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’m probably the only one who likes the Hawk. I think he is such a Homer & I think he is funny. He is such a character even when he played.

  28. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    baseball reference lists trevor bauer’s twitter as @baueroutage. thats a good one!

  29. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Is Lou from the South?

  30. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    lou is from tampa i think

  31. MG June 28th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    the Yankees will get this kid on the 2nd time through the order, they just need to see some pitches…

  32. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Another very good slider

  33. Bronx Jeers June 28th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    lou is from tampa i think

    ———-

    He is. Of Spanish heritage.

  34. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    The ball is sinking much better in this inning

  35. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    at least lou sounds like he’s been paying attention to the sox. its always painfully obvious that oniell doesnt watch any more baseball than maybe the yankees last one or two games before he announces.

  36. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks Y’s and Jeers…He sure sounds from the South

  37. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    MG……I agree, the countdown has begun…….Want to get into their bullpen early

  38. MG June 28th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    MG……I agree, the countdown has begun…….Want to get into their bullpen early
    ———————-
    they just need to layoff the slider down and away, they will figure it out soon…

  39. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Good cover by Cano there

  40. astrocityfan June 28th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Who gave Stewart his supposed defensive reputation? He can’t throw to second and now it seems he can’t throw to first!!

  41. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Ivan needs to get the ball down …..

  42. astrocityfan June 28th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Grandy getting a workout. How many more of those until one leaves the yard?

  43. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    tell the guy he threw out stealing in the first inning that he can’t throw to second…he was out by 6 feet!

  44. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Johnny Damon goes deep & Indians 3-0 over fading Orioles….

  45. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    astro,

    He caught De Asa stealing second in the first inning with a very good and accurate throw to second…In this case he had to rush the throw to have a chance at first…

  46. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve watching baseball for a long time and I have to say Mark Texeria is as good as anyone I’ve seen ……Not saying he’s the best, just saying I don’t think I’ve seen anyone better…..

  47. astrocityfan June 28th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Hawk justvsaid the sox have five rookies on their pitching staff. The way the yanks hit guys they haven’t seen before I’m not sure which team gets the advantage there :)

  48. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    The Yanks have to start swinging early in the count. The 1st pitch has been a fastball meatball to almost every batter but instead they are chasing the off speed crap.

  49. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Stewie just made up for the throw! ;)

    Pat M,

    He is very good at it….What about Mattingly? I thought he was very good at it too

  50. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Galarraga was very good as well

  51. astrocityfan June 28th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Lol sorry guys I missed that half inning. I apologize to mr Stewart and accurate rocket arm.

  52. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    This looks like the usual we haven’t seen this guy before. Hopefully they figure him out soon and it doesn’t take 7 innings.

  53. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Paulie yer married, whats with the sly move

  54. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Nova has to get the ball down. He has been flirting with danger the last 4-5 batters.

  55. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Was Brett Gardner allowed to do spa-type activities with his bum elbow? Where was his brace? Swisher has fun doing anything. He is a special guy.

  56. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Luis…..Mattingly was exceptional, especially going back on pop-ups and making throws on the run….Kieth Hernandez was also in another league when it came to handling bunts and throwing to second……And there’s other great gloves who’ve played the position…….Texeria is in that elite league of the greatest who played the position

  57. Bronx Jeers June 28th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Kay just call Meredith Marakovitz “good looking”

    I’s sure he’ll have to deal with that later.

  58. luis June 28th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Yup, Hernandez was elite too.

    i would trade a run here for a DP

  59. sunny615 June 28th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    C’mon Nova. Stop sucking.

  60. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Good break there…Very well played by Granderson…Nova needs to lower the ball

  61. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Nice catch and positioning by Curtis. The throw was offline but konerkO wasn’t going to test Curtis.

  62. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Nice read Curtis, Nova is going to get tagged if he keeps the ball up…….Not to be redundant

  63. Tyler June 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I tried to put up with Hawk but the t.v. has now been put on mute… I can’t do it

  64. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Lou Pinella sounds like Peter Griffin..

  65. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    shutout through 4, yeah, that’s sucking….

  66. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Nova very lucky.

  67. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Of the 12 Chicago outs, at least 6 of them have beem atom balls

  68. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    “dadgummit!”

    :lol:

  69. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    He’s not sucking he’s doing his job. How many runs have the white sox scored?

  70. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Another lucky break there…He needs to keep the ball down or we won’t be so lucky next time…They hit the ball hard, Rios helped us out there as well

  71. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Nova was lucky to get out of that inning without giving up a run. He has to get the ball down otherwise it’s going to be homerun derby soon.

  72. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Atta boy Alex!

  73. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Good swing from Cano there and the right approach, just at a fielder

  74. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Come on swish…No hero swings please

  75. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Tex looks really lost tonight

  76. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    We should pound this kid…He lives by nibbling around the corners and he hangs a lot of pitches over the plate

  77. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Good evening, Joe from Long Island, nice to see you in these parts.

    Commenter luis visited Paris recently and acted on the dining recommendation that you snubbed couldn’t enjoy. It felt like a personal vindication.

    Let’s go Chavy!

  78. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hopefully they can take advantage of this situation. With the way Nova has looked the last 2 innings they need to score some runs.

  79. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Eric Chavez’s RISP befuddlement continues

  80. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Damn. That was a cheap way to get the kid out of the inning. Hopefully they start poinding him soon because he has them off balance but he isn’t impressive.

  81. sunny615 June 28th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Of course. Well done offense.

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

    ….

  83. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Nick- all right,all right, all right….. The next time we go to Paris. And, there will be a next time.

  84. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Joe,

    I do recommend it….Very good food in deed.

  85. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Alright Nova now keep the ball down

  86. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I’m actually rooting for the angels tonight.

  87. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    The thing with Nova is that he doesn’t have the feel for the CB, so he is over relying on the FB

  88. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Nice Jeet!

  89. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Slider outside corner

  90. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Keep that shoulder closed Nova

  91. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Everyone knew a homerun against Nova was coming. Girardi might have to hope for 6 innings tonight and then go to the bullpen.

  92. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    That ball was crushed

  93. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Good play by Cano therer

  94. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Nova was so close to finally getting a era in the 3′s… but that homer will set him back.

  95. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Joe, I wouldn’t travel more than two or three arrondissements for it, but if you’re in the neighborhood… ;)

  96. sunny615 June 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    At least it was a solo shot.

  97. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    An upper tank atom ball

  98. tomingeorgia June 28th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    luis,
    It was crushed, and you’re right about keeping the ball down. It’s the middle of the fifth , though, down 1-0. We’ll get them!

  99. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hey has anyone checked on Trisha, it has been a couple of days. I hope she’s ok. MuWarrior also has been AWOl… Do you think its a coincidence. There is motive.

  100. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Tom,

    I am not overly concerned ;) We should pound this pitcher.

  101. syd_cash June 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    i’ll take it

  102. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! See Tom ;) New ball game

  103. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    alex is lucky he made it to second after watching it fly then jogging to first base…

  104. jmills June 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Tomingeoria, hi Luis! The age of a lobster is its weight times four plus three………..really!! :) Just finished gardening.

  105. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    “Off his glove, dadgummit!” :grin:

    I thought that was going out, we got cheated out of a run there.

  106. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Nice. A year or 2 ago that ball is out of the ballpark.

  107. jmills June 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Sorry,….” Finnish .”

  108. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    i was expecting warrior to show up after de aza’s homer. he’s usually predictable like clockwork that way…

  109. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hi Jmills! Really? I would have never guessed

  110. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Cano took a meatball

  111. jmills June 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Luis, really, it popped on stupid Canada MSN the other day.

  112. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Ca Yes!!!

  113. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Now I feel better; we got that run.

  114. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    That is the Cano that we know and love

  115. syd_cash June 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    this like we are hitting this guy now and with 2 outs :)

  116. Benny Blanco June 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Nice. A year or 2 ago that ball is out of the ballpark..

    ====

    Didn’t arod crush a ball to LF second deck two nights ago?

  117. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    More doubles! !

  118. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Axelford needs Braces. Bad overbite.

  119. Benny Blanco June 28th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Cano is just a beast of a hitter. Talks of trading him are insane!

  120. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Starting to hit with risp, two out….

    Looks more and more the numbers evening out.

  121. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Clutch,

    He just nibbles around the corners, but from time to time he hangs a few on the middle of the plate.

  122. Benny Blanco June 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    how does tex just roll over that?

  123. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Damn Tex you pulled off that pitch

  124. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Hornets drafted Anthony Davis, and Austin Rivers, that’s one helluva way to starting rebuilding.

  125. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Benny,

    He can’t go the other way with his left handed swing. Too much uppercut, he would pop out most times…He has the right approach with the tools that he currently has

  126. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Come on, Nova, don’t give it back.

  127. Triple Short of a Cycle June 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    How could Jeter have looked so good in April and so awful since?

  128. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Rjvers is going to be a bust. Overratted.

  129. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    The shoulder Vato…Keep it closed

  130. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    3+ hours until the polls close.

    Let’s reunite Robbie and Melky in Kansas City!

  131. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Good slider…It’s a pity that he is opening his shoulder way too early with the CB

  132. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I know ERA doesn’t mean everything… but hughes and nova are both very close to getting theirs in the 3′s. A team that has 5 starters with ERA’s in the 3′s is pretty damn impressive.

  133. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    That was a good sinker from Nova

  134. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Wha?

  135. tomingeorgia June 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    luis,
    Out of curiosity, does “Vato” mean something?

  136. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    No hero swings Swish

  137. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    The All Star game is a joke. Fans should not be able to vote in a game that actually plays a role in the Postseason.

    How on earth is matt kemp a starter? Melky has put on a amazing performance the first half, carried his team, and has actually PLAYED. Kemp has been injured the whole damn time. I am not saying melky is better, but he deserves to be a starter way more than kemp does.

    I wont even get started on the fact that MIKE NAPOLI ( horrible catcher) is somehow a starter.

  138. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    No idea Tom….JAP and YF use it, and it kind of stuck with me.

  139. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    In a close game, walking Dunn in this ballpark is just fine with me. He doesn’t have to be hit well for him to reach the seats

  140. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Heathcott is 3-4 tonight with his first homer, 2 RBI

  141. jackamir June 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Cust has 17 bombs.

  142. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This is a huge effort ny nova. After the game last night, and no off days for a while, nOva going into the eighth is huge.

  143. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    88 pitches and 7 innings…Very good, he did it even without his best stuff…Against a very good lineup

  144. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    For Tampa Yanks, Caleb Cothan with 6 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.

  145. ron June 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    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?

  146. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    4.04…. SO CLOSE!!!

  147. luis June 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I would go batter to batter from here on out though

  148. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    dont look now but trout is making a run at rookie of the year AND mvp!

  149. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t bother following Cust or Branyon. Unless there’s an emergency, they won’t be in NY before September and I’d never let them wear a glove

  150. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “does “Vato” mean something?”

    It does.

    V, of course, is the Roman Numeral for 5.

    “ATO” is an old acronym for “Among the Orcas”, a nickname for visitors to the San Diego Zoo.

    so “Vato” is a reference to how Nova was taken by the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 draft but then, thankfully, returned to the Yankees.

  151. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    fred lynn and ichrio have done it before…

  152. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Ron – thanks for posting that.

  153. ron June 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    y/w

  154. tomingeorgia June 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Boot them home, guys. Got up at 4:30 this AM to get some folks off to an important occasion. My candle is burnt at both ends, so get the job done tonight!

  155. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Nick….Very interesting take…I didn’t know that.

  156. tomingeorgia June 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Nick,
    Too much time on your hands.

  157. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Good post Ron.

    Good night Tom…Enjoy your much deserved rest ;)

  158. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    This at bat could finish Axelrod.

  159. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    “Too much time on your hands.”

    You can do a lot of thinking in between pitches.

  160. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Well, that’s not the way I imagined it would finish Axelrod.
    Grandy took at least two cuts at ball 4.

  161. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Warren must be pumped…Good to see a kid making his Big League debut on Pinstripes

  162. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    De Asa has owned Nova tonight

  163. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    De Aza is killing it….Granderson has to make some contact there.

  164. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I would go to the bullpen now. I think nova is finished.

  165. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Slider

  166. RYUKINGDOM June 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I would have had Logan in to pitch to De Aza.

  167. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Stewart’s throwing has been absolutely terrible. He is hurting them back there.

  168. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    let Nova pitch to Youk but then you need to go to Logan against Dunn….

  169. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    bring in Logan here.

  170. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Good slider…Good call on taking out Nova…Excellent outing

  171. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    “Stewart’s throwing has been absolutely terrible. He is hurting them back there.”

    he made an unreal throw in the 1st ….that one just got away from him. Great start by Nova….he battled through that one.

  172. Benny Blanco June 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    nova on the verge of getting win 10 and people had the gall to say he couldn’t duplicate last years performance.

  173. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Nova pitched great….if they lose this one it’s on the offense for not killing Axelrod

  174. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Nova is one clean inning away from getting that ERA out of the ugly 4′s!

  175. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Stewart didn’t think de aza was running; bad assumption.

    Didn’t he throw out a base runner trying to steal earlier this game?

  176. RYUKINGDOM June 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    As much as I loved Francisco as backup, Stewart is a very good backup who should get more playing time.

  177. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    just don’t make a mistake here…..get Dunn then bring in Robertson to Konerko

  178. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Ivan Nova…..Standing O !!!! Great outing tonight……..I’ve never heard any Pittsburgh Pirate fans complaining about HOF’er Willie Stargell’s upper cut swing….Yet, Mark Texeria ( who has better numbers ) gets ragged on here every night !!!!

  179. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    “Didn’t he throw out a base runner trying to steal earlier this game?”

    hosed De Aza in the first with a perfect throw.

  180. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    big out there!

  181. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Logan got away with one there……

  182. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Is Soriano unavailable? Why no DRob here with the tying run on 3rd and their best hitter up?

  183. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Not every soft tosser is meant to be killed. Give him credit for keeping everyone off balance.

  184. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    oh god… eppley vs konerko? Not feeling like this is going to go well for us.

  185. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Robertson will probably close tonight, as Sori may be unavailable

  186. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    No soriano tonight so Robertson closes. Hopefully eppley can get konerko.

  187. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “Not every soft tosser is meant to be killed. Give him credit for keeping everyone off balance.”

    he threw a lot of hittable pitches….they aren’t going to score 6 runs every night but that still doesn’t mean it’s not on the offense if they lose this game….

  188. RYUKINGDOM June 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I hear you. Prove me wrong…

  189. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    big spot here for Eppley

  190. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Pat

    Did you just say Mark Teixiera has better numbers than Willie Stargell had?

  191. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Blake,

    Soriano has thrown four days in a row…He must be unavailable/

  192. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    make him chase here

  193. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    “Soriano has thrown four days in a row…He must be unavailable/”

    yea that’s what I figured….I knew he’d thrown a lot

  194. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Lot’s of loud outs tonight, for both clubs

  195. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    …and ‘binder joe’ lucks out yet again!

  196. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Nice pitch….

  197. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This match-up reminds me a lot of watching Jeff nelson vs frank Thoms. Really uncomfortable at bat.

  198. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    WOW. I stand corrected.

  199. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    LGY….Look at their numbers …..

  200. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    wow….nasty. Great job there….perfect pitching. The Yanks do the best job in baseball right now at finding these relievers and making them something.

  201. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “Not every soft tosser is meant to be killed. Give him credit for keeping everyone off balance.”

    he threw a lot of hittable pitches….they aren’t going to score 6 runs every night but that still doesn’t mean it’s not on the offense if they lose this game….

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

    Eppley!!!! More to your point Blake…He did leave plenty of pitches over the plate, the Yankees didn’t capitalized on them, except in the two run fifth if i am not mstaken…

  202. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Yeah, joe has no idea what he’s doing.

    Unlike those lying on the couch….

  203. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Willie Stargell had a .904 OPS at age 39!….he was kinda a late bloomer…best seasons were after age 30

  204. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    ‘any idiot with a binder can work a bullpen around mariano’…oh, wait a minute….

  205. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I smell a Ca Bomb

  206. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Maybe not :(

  207. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    blake….I was a big Willie Stargel fan, however when it’s all said and done, Texeria will pass him in the money categories…..Plus Tex is a switch hitting glove glover

  208. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Stargell had a career 147 OPS+ and we are talking about a guy who stuck around into his early 40s. He led MLB in OPS in consecutive seasons at ages older than Tex is now. He had 7 seasons with an OPS+ greater than 150.

    Tex’s career OPS+ is 131 and is already declining in his early 30s. He has one season with an OPS+ over 150.

    Texieria’s career year in 2008 was pretty much Stargell’s career.

  209. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Teix message!

  210. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    …decline that….!!!

  211. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    age 31 seasons

    Mark Teixera: .248 /.341 /.494 /.835. 39 Homers
    Willie Stargell: .295 /.398 /.628 /1.026 48 Homers

    but Tex hit a homer tonight which is all that matters! :)

  212. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    And right on cue …Mark Texeria dials long distance

  213. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Tex message!…I guess i had the homer right, just the wrong player ;)

  214. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Willie Tex!

  215. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    See ya!

  216. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    is drob hurt again?

  217. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Blake…..Look at their cumulative numbers not just one particular season ……

  218. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    “I was a big Willie Stargel fan, however when it’s all said and done, Texeria will pass him in the money categories…..Plus Tex is a switch hitting glove glover”

    yea I think Tex will pass him in the counting numbers….Tex will get to 500 homers most likely. Stargell kinda got a late start on being a great player….Tex’s prime was earlier it seems and yea Tex is an A+ defender.

  219. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Ok good and important insurance run…

  220. Nick in SF June 28th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Tex: “We are family! I got all my Juice Presses and me!”

  221. njsketch June 28th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    not good if drob is hurt

  222. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    age 31 seasons

    Mark Teixera: .248 /.341 /.494 /.835. 39 Homers
    Willie Stargell: .295 /.398 /.628 /1.026 48 Homers

    ******
    Nah, you really have to compare Tex to switch hitters. He needs to be compared more to an Eddie Murray or Chipper Jones when it is all said and done.

  223. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    This I don’t understand…Is Drob hurt again?

  224. Yank 97 June 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Watching this Axelrod kid tonight gives me hope for Warren that he can pitch a good game vs. CHI

  225. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    When I was a kid growing up in Westchester, I’d make the long trek to Shea whenever The Giants, The Pirates and when Koufax was pitching ……Willie Stargell used to hit baseballs completely out of Shea….I saw him in BP hit baseballs more than 1/2 way up the scoreboard…….Just tremendous power, and a good hitter with a huge uppercut swing

  226. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    gary sanchez now has 56 RBI in 75 games.

  227. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    What’s the status of DRob?

  228. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Didn’t Stargell pass around amphetamines in the pirates’ clubhouse? I think I remember reading that he walked around telling guys to take their “vitamins”.

  229. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Stargell’s career oWAR was 60.5.

    Tex is at 35.3.

    Tex would need to play 9 more seasons (including this year) at a 3 oWAR pace to pass him. In other words…not happening.

  230. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Why is everyone just pulling out last year’s numbers for comparison, rather than their body of work ??????

  231. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Corey wade really screwed things up the other night. Sori would probably be in right now, if he had not had to enter a game in which we led 6-0 in the 9th.

  232. rm June 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Luis,

    Girardi is manging the bullpen to minimize the # of pitches DRob has to throw. He will need to spread out the load even more now that CC is out. Now rest for the bullpen anymore

  233. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I’m hoping Gurardi is just erring on the side of caution and wants to avoid pitching DRob back-to-back.
    I guess he’s warming up though.
    Why not just give him the inning then?

  234. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Stargell was the first to clear The Pavillion in right at Chavez Ravine. Strong man.

  235. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    only 7 all star appearances for willie….

  236. rm June 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    no not now

  237. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Pat M,

    yea but I think the issue people have is that Tex isn’t the same player he was a couple of years ago….if he were still putting up 900+ OPS seasons like he did every year until 2010 then nobody would say anything….a lot of Tex’s cumulative numbers are in the past…..still think he’s a really good player and will probably be a HOFer one day though….

  238. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    “Why is everyone just pulling out last year’s numbers for comparison, rather than their body of work ??????”

    because last year is closer to what he is now than his body of work

  239. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    damn, that was the dp right there…

  240. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Augghhhhh.

  241. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    OMG

  242. RS June 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Wow, why wasn’t Robertson in to start the 9th?

  243. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I saw that coming a mile away….Robertson should have started this inning…..unclear

  244. qiantom June 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Relievers always throw such DP balls into center field. Better off just taking one out.

  245. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I guess Robertson *is* the fireman.
    That Rapada throw was ugly, man.

  246. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    OUCH!!! Almost a carbon copy of Rivera’s in ‘Zona.

  247. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I said UH OH before Rapada retrieved the ball. It always happens like that…

  248. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Unreal I mean

  249. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    wow, Now the bullpen is REALLY going to be toast.

  250. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Well that move completely backfired.

  251. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    only 7 all star appearances for willie….

    ————-

    4 top 3 MVP finishes (including 1 MVP)

    Tex has 2 AS appearances and 1 top 3 MVP.

  252. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Pat M. – Stargell was a terrific ballplayer. However, if Tex is doing this without juice, that puts him at a much higher level.

  253. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    LGY…I just knew you’d pull that 2nd tier stat …WAR crap….Then again did you factor in their WAR defensive factor ????

  254. RYUKINGDOM June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    This game is on Giradi. Plain and simple.

  255. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    come on Houdini

  256. RSM June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I’m confused. I understand Sori getting the night off, but why didn’t drob start the ninth??

  257. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    girardi has been golden with the bp since he got here. he’s got a reason not to put drob in there to start the inning. we may not find out what it was but there was a reason.

  258. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Yeah, I saw that coming 2 miles away. anybody see it from miles away?

  259. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Losing CC, and ANDY, you would think JOE would do whatever he could possible to make sure we win games in which their replacements don’t start. Instead he has epply and rapada in to close games out. wow

  260. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    rm,

    This is a must win game IMO…You don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow with Warren…True Rapada dominated the batter…But this was asking for a disaster, not every pitcher is wired to pitch the 9th.

  261. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Hopefully that insurance run is enough.

  262. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Or not.

  263. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    unbelieveable……

  264. RS June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    WOW WOW WOW

  265. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    maybe joe knew something we didnt know…

  266. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Joe friggin Girardi.

  267. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    The reason not putting drob in, is this exact reason. What happens if this games goes 10,11,12,+ innings? Bring drob in and the game is over and the bullpen is fine. NOW, the bullpen is even worse off.

  268. sunny615 June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    F’ing awesome.

  269. b_widmer2 June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Doltin Joe Girardi-o

  270. jacksquat June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Why was Robertson not starting this inning?

  271. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    How is it on girardi? Rapada got the double play, he just threw it away.

    Ans DRob gives up a dinger. Girardi should have told him not to do that.

  272. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    must win game? in june? with a 5 game lead?

  273. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    “he’s got a reason not to put drob in there to start the inning. we may not find out what it was but there was a reason.”

    he got greedy….thought he could steal one without using Soriano or Robertson.

  274. Dj June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Ouch, that hurt.

  275. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    1979 MVP was gifted to him…….Texeria will post far better numbers in less years that Willie Stargell…….Pitchers just suck when they have to think

  276. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Wow, Lose our two aces, we MUST win games that they don’t start… and girardi does this. Now, we have a rookie going tomorrow….

  277. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Thatll be that. We need to win as many games as possible before facing the Red Sox before the ASB. Now our lead is down to 6 games in the loss column.

  278. RYUKINGDOM June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Yeah. He brings in Robinson now and wasn’t loose as he should have been. Playing on numbers and not conviction.

  279. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    LGY…I just knew you’d pull that 2nd tier stat …WAR crap….Then again did you factor in their WAR defensive factor ????

    ————

    How is their offensive WAR a 2nd tier stat? It compares them to the players of their era so it’s a more effective way to evaluate them head to head.

    You were talking about their swing, so I assumed you simply meant offensive production and Stargell was a much better hitter than Tex is.

  280. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    … with CC and Andy out.

  281. Niblick June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks to Idiot Joe.

  282. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    so drob comes in and has nothing but you guys still insist that if he started the inning it would be all over…interesting take…

  283. NYY fan in NH June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    So much for win #10 for Nova.. Stupid move not to let Robertson start the inning.

  284. qiantom June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    The only thing that went wrong there was most relievers should not try to throw to 2nd base for a DP.

  285. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    if Robertson was available he should have started the 9th…..Joe tried to steal one and it bit him….hopefully the bats can save the day.

  286. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Girardi’s moves didn’t really cause this.
    Rapada’s error and one bad pitch from Robertson did.
    Should’ve been nobody on and 2 outs when DRob came in.
    That was the plan…just didn’t pan out.
    Ouch.

  287. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    If this moron wanted to rest the pen, why not let nova pitch for the complete game? seriously? Now the pen has been used, and we have a ROOKIE going tomorrow… thus the pen gets abused more.

  288. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Joe got too cute there….he was trying to play matchups and save his two arms at the same time. If he starts DRob in the inning, maybe the first two guys don’t get on base.

    He always blows at least one game a season doing this….

  289. RS June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I almost never have any complaints about Girardi’s bullpen management but that was just completely dumb. My BIGGEST pet peeve is when a manager tries to save a reliever, ends up using him anyway, and the team loses. It’s like a waste of an appearence.

    Now not only might you lose the game, but if Robertson wasn’t supposed to be available today, he’s likely not going to be available tomorrow, which makes tomorrow’s game less winnable.

  290. b_widmer2 June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Losing Mo just hurts more and more, and it’ll only get worse if they make the playoffs.

  291. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    it’s beyond laughable that you guys think you know more than girardi about running the bullpen.

    and of course you express your knowlege after the fact…

  292. jacksquat June 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    “he’s got a reason not to put drob in there to start the inning. we may not find out what it was but there was a reason.”

    he got greedy….thought he could steal one without using Soriano or Robertson.

    Yep.

  293. rm June 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Luis, He kept Eppley and Rapada in roles they were comfortable in batters they should have gotten out. Unfortunately Rapada had the error and Robertson threw the gopher ball. It doesn’t always work the way you draw it up.

  294. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    If we lose this game, its on Joe not using Robertson to start the inning, and on Corey Wade.

  295. YankeesFanMan June 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I have no words for the crap Girardi pulls sometimes. Your only job as a manager is to make a line up and use the bullpen effectively. And with the Yankees the first one is almost a given.

  296. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    “Now not only might you lose the game, but if Robertson wasn’t supposed to be available today, he’s likely not going to be available tomorrow, which makes tomorrow’s game less winnable.”

    exactly…

  297. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Willie Stargall through age 32: 279 .351 .522 145 OPS+

    Tex through age 32: .280 .370 .528 131 OPS+

    And Stargall had his best seasons AFTER 32!!

  298. NYY fan in NH June 28th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    3-1 lead you use your closer. Soriano obviously needed rest, but Drob was next in line.. Should have started the 9th.

  299. jacksquat June 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It’s pretty simple, if Robertson starts the inning he can make one mistake and still save the game.

    Girardi is not right 100% of the time so save the “you can’t know more than the manager” stuff.

  300. Niblick June 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This is all on Moron Joe for taking out Nova.

  301. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It is not on Girardi. Rapada has to do better with the fielding. Girardi did not cause the error.

    If they lose, no way about it, terrible loss with losing Pettitte yesterday and then on the eve of a rookie starting tomorrow.

  302. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Pen wastes Nova’s Greta effort.

  303. jr1212 June 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Yes Girardi gets some blame for this but most of it goes to Rapada error..if he makes the play Yanks would be shaking hands right now

  304. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    “it’s beyond laughable that you guys think you know more than girardi about running the bullpen. ”

    Girardi is great at managing bullpens….he got greedy tonight though….if Robertson was available to pitch then you win the game today. You may not even be in position to win tomorrow…..

  305. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Great effort, stupid iPad.

  306. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Girardi got what he deserves. You can’t mess around with the 9th inning and save guys and expect to get away with it. I think Robertson has shown that he can’t handle the 9th inning.

  307. RadioKev June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    That….and players not doing their jobs…

  308. RS June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    There might not be any “must-win” games in June, but every win now steals away a would be “must-win” in September. It always hurts losing games that are right there in reach.

  309. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    So far, NYYs won’t lose ground to Baltimore and both Tampa Bay and Toronto are losing late (both 8th innings).

  310. There Will Never Be Another Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    It will be terrible if they go quietly here in the 9th – at least put up a fight.

  311. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    people dropping in from everywhere to jump on joe AFTER the fact.

    what a joke.

  312. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    “Yes Girardi gets some blame for this but most of it goes to Rapada error..if he makes the play Yanks would be shaking hands right now”

    true….but the point is that Rapada should never have been in the game to begin with.

  313. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I can’t believe girardi isn’t hitting jones for wize

  314. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

  315. rm June 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Girardi had a very reasonable plan for Robertson to pitch to one batter and get the save. It just didn’t work out.

  316. Yank 97 June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Robertson is not a closer – stop using him as one.

  317. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    So far, NYYs won’t lose ground to Baltimore and both Tampa Bay and Toronto are losing late (both 8th innings).
    ==================================

    gb, can’t you see this is MUST-WIN?

  318. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I blame Rodriguez for not hitting 5 home runs in 4 at bats.

  319. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Nice, Dewayne.

  320. cofuzz June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    It’s Wise time!
    Want to keep questioning Girardi?

  321. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    GB7 who gives a flying crap about Baltimore and Toronto? The Red Sox are 6 games behind in the loss column tonight, with Buchholz and Beckett on the DL, and they just manage to keep winning games. With a 4 game set at Fenway before the ASB.

  322. Don Vito A. Bellamo June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Jarhead will always be a moron. No matter if you think tonight shows it or not.

  323. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi treated this game like a September game when he gives away 5-10 games. Just stupid.

  324. luis June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Steal

  325. Tabbert June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    You have to lock up a win, when its right there for the taking. Put your best guys in today, hoping you wont need them tomorrow.

  326. Tyler June 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Need to scratch across a run here… Really should have just started D-Rob that inning. Never know what would have happened but Eppley and Rapada shouldn’t pitch the 9th unless it’s a big lead

  327. RS June 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Robertson probably didn’t get enough time to warm up. On YES they said Robertson was just getting up when Eppley came in. That means Drob got all of one batter to stretch and warm up. After that first batter, he was fine.

  328. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    I can’t believe girardi isn’t hitting jones for wize
    =============
    oops…

  329. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    And Tampa that just got swept by Royals.

  330. RadioKev June 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Man, Cashman came up with a damn good bench this season…

  331. ET June 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    GB7 who gives a flying crap about Baltimore and Toronto? The Red Sox are 6 games behind in the loss column tonight, with Buchholz and Beckett on the DL, and they just manage to keep winning games. With a 4 game set at Fenway before the ASB.

    —————–

    I know – Boston is by far our biggest threat, none of the other teams are even close. Tampa can’t hit their way out of a paper bag.

  332. rm June 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I wonder if Martin is available in case they PH for Stewie

  333. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “people dropping in from everywhere to jump on joe AFTER the fact. ”

    not really…I’m sure everyone was wondering why Robertson wasn’t pitching even if they didn’t type it……Kay himself said at the start of the inning that Girardi was trying to steal one tonight.

  334. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    For me, a must win is one game out with one to play, or a winner take all.

  335. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    It seems like Robertson just can’t control his nerves in the 9th inning. On days when soriano isn’t available they are in trouble.

  336. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    LGY….Willie had a monster season I think in 73 or 74, but started to tail off from that point on….I respect what you have to say, however their numbers are compariable and in the Texeria will post better money numbers in a shorter career

  337. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    wow Chavez was lucky there

  338. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    you guys have no idea (and never will) if drob told joe he was sore, or if the pitching coach told joe that drob only had a few pitches to give or what.

    running a major league team is a helluvalot harder than sitting at home and sniping on the computer after something bad happens

    girardis’ record on using a bp is beyond question.

  339. blake June 28th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    what in the world was Wise doing……gotta find the ball

  340. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I think the only reason Chavez swung at that pitch is because wize was running.

  341. blake June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    “you guys have no idea (and never will) if drob told joe he was sore, or if the pitching coach told joe that drob only had a few pitches to give or what.”

    he wouldn’t have pitched at all if he was sore

  342. ET June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Get well soon, Joba and Ardsy.

    Get rid of Epply, Rapada, Wade, etc. and all the other trash in the pen

  343. rm June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    GB7 I think it is just a 3 game series with Boston

  344. RadioKev June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Good move here, worry about the extra innings later.

  345. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    ET, the only team that matters, Boston, is the team that everyone will ignore…. until theyre right on our ass, and then the same know nothings will still ignore them.

  346. blake June 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    “girardis’ record on using a bp is beyond question.”

    I agree….but that doesn’t mean he can’t screw up on occasion.

  347. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Jones is not having the season he did last year.

  348. Ys Guy June 28th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    “Get rid of Epply, Rapada, Wade, etc. and all the other trash in the pen”
    ============

    these guys are a big part of why the yankees are comfortably in first place.

  349. We Want Mo Mo June 28th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Eppley didnt do anything wrong. Rapada just made a poor throw to 2nd, as expected.

    Wade is done. He cost us this game.

  350. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    How is this even a debate? Stargell OPS’d .900 from 74 to 79 (.285 .373 .527 .901) age 34 to 39. Tex has had trouble OPSing .800 the past 2 years and isn’t even doing it this year.

  351. luis June 28th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    GB,

    Games count as much in June as in September…With CC and Andy out and a rookie starting tomorrow, you take the sure win today and hope for the best tomorrow. Girardi got greedy tonight trying to manage the pitches thrown by Robertson. Sure Rapada dominated the batter, but he shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Tomorrow is going to be tougher to win.

  352. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Stewart has gotten some big hits for the Yanks. I am surprised that Girardi pinch hit for him.

  353. RadioKev June 28th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Addison Reed is pretty nasty. How was this guy not the closer from the start?

  354. rm June 28th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    almost

  355. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Unless Tex pulls his best seasons ever out of his butt to finish out this contract, their numbers will cease being comparable.

  356. TheStraw June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Oh well, it was close.

  357. igotid88 June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Why pinch hit for Stewart?

  358. blake June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    dammit…I thought that was gone

  359. Captain Clutch June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I hope the reporters have some good questions for Girardi. This loss is on him tonight.

  360. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Damned. That was close. Almost like Lillibridge for the White sox last year.

  361. Benny Blanco June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    lets just take a ball down the middle dammit.

  362. sunny615 June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Game over. Yankees lose. Good job Robertson.

  363. TD213 June 28th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Yanks need some blowout games in the worst way. Like 10-0 games where Rapada and the like can pitch

  364. lil m June 28th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Bummer . . . losing is never fun but blowing it at the end like that stings a little extra. Taking the next three will wash away the bad taste . . .

  365. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    What does a three game series have to do with anything?

  366. RS June 28th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Even if Eppley had gotten the DP, what’s the point of using 3 pitchers for one inning when you could have just used one that ended up getting 3 outs anyway?

    This was a pretty big loss IMO.

  367. RYUKINGDOM June 28th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Giradi believes too much of the Fox announcers on how great he is with his bull pen. Rapada is jack stupid.

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