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Game 103: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 31, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (60-42)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Russell Martin C
Ramiro Pena SS

RHP Ivan Nova (10-4, 4.08)
Nova vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (54-49)
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Lew Ford LF
Wilson Betemit 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Omar Quintanilla 2B

RHP Chris Tillman (3-1, 1.66)
Tillman vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: A lot like last night. Feels pretty nice. Not too warm. A few clouds in the sky.

UMPIRES: HP Derryl Cousins, 1B Alan Porter, 2B Jim Wolf, 3B Ron Kulpa

HEART AND HUSTLE: Prior to tonight’s game, Curtis Granderson was recognized as the Yankees winner of the 2012 Heart and Hustle Award. The annual award is given by the the MLB Players Alumni Association and recognizes one player on each Major League team who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game.

CLOSE CALL: Ten of the Yankees’ past 11 games have been decided by three runs or less, with six of the games being decided by one run. The Yankees are 0-6 in those one-run games, and the six straight losses is the team’s longest such skid since 1995 when they lost seven straight one-run decisions. That’s according to Elias. Each of the Yankees’ nine losses since the All-Star break have been by two runs or less.

NEED ONE: The Yankees need a win tonight to secure a winning record in July (they are 13-12 so far). The Yankees have recorded a winning record in the month of July in each of the past 19 seasons, a streak that started in 1993. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the longest winning stretch of Julys in Major League history. The previous record was 15, held by Pittsburgh (1899-1913). Aren’t you glad you know that?

UPDATE, 7:16 p.m.: Double by Jeter. RBI single by Granderson. Two-run homer by Cano. See, it’s not that hard. It’s a 3-0 Yankees lead and they have yet to make an out. The power of Joba!!!

UPDATE, 7:26 p.m.: Tillman boots a comebacker, another run scores and it’s 4-0 Yankees. Orioles baseball is back!

UPDATE, 7:46 p.m.: Well this wasn’t part of the plot. Nova is getting knocked aroundin the second, letting the Orioles pull within 5-3 with the bases loaded and Chris Davis at the plate.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Grand slam by Davis. That’s his 18th homer of the year and it puts the Orioles in front 7-5. This place is stunned.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: After three innings, it’s 8-5 Orioles, but Chris Tillman has actually thrown more pitches than Ivan Nova. Pretty ugly night for both starters.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Base knock for Ramiro Pena.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Things got pretty quiet once Nova left the game, but the Orioles are back at it with a two-run homer off Clay Rapada in the eighth. Those are the O’s first runs since the fifth.

 
 

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571 Responses to “Game 103: Yankees vs. Orioles”

  1. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Go Nova Go Yankees

  2. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Nova disgusts me. Not because of poor performance. But because of the amoutn of people on here that salivate over this guy being so great, when he’s not.

  3. REZ12 July 31st, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Yanks now have a beast lineup they can put out against any kind of pitching

    vs. LHP – Jones, Nix, McGhee, Stewart
    vs. RHP – Chavez, Ibanez, Ichiro

  4. tomingeorgia July 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hi, luis. You have opinions, no reason to take abuse.

    Here’s one we share: Let’s go Yanks! Got to get this one tonight.

  5. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Did you really just call those 4 RH batters a beast lineup??

  6. jpmatrixfan88 July 31st, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Nova is a very good young pitcher who is always improving, so you can suck it Curt.

  7. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I like Nova. I think he has potential. But as of right now, he’s not as good as everyone makes him out to be.

  8. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Very crisp inning by Ivan

  9. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    That was quick…

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you my friend ;)

  10. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Go Vato!

  11. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    “Nova is a young pitcher who has the potential to improve, so you can suck it Curt.”

    Corrected.

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Primo :D ,

    Congrats on your anniversary, my friend.

    No wonder you didn’t want to stick around ;)

    Hope you had a great one.

  13. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Great first by Nkva….Swisher looking like Tex with the scoop

  14. Joe from Long Island July 31st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    really, curt? really? this is what truly disgusts you? ivan nova?

    not poverty, not child abuse, not assault, or drunk driving, nor economic injustice?

    ivan nova is who disgusts you? really?

  15. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    El Capitan!!

  16. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    “Why would the Yankees want Carlos Lee exactly?”

    Because to Brian Cashman running the Yankees has become secondary to tweaking LoHudders.

    Earlier this year, it was taken as a supreme insult that Jesus Montero would be compared in any way to Carlos Lee (as in, it would be a great success for Montero to have the career of Carlos Lee).

    Cashman was paying attention, and it would tickle him to death if he could, having dispensed with Montero for a collection of MRI results, then trade for the actual Carlos Lee and win with him.

    That’s one theory, at least.

  17. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Yay Jeet!

  18. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Go SuperNova/Vato! Go Yanks!

  19. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Joba sighting!

  20. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Jeter just keeps on going…..its really remarkable

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I like Nova. I think he has potential. But as of right now, he’s not as good as everyone makes him out to be.
    ///

    Dude, you want to have a future? You have to develop arms. The guy’s in his second season, he’s very talented and he’s learning on the job. That’s what you do if you want to build a foundation for being highly competitive year in and year out: you nurture young players with upside.

  22. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Nice exaggeration of my comment, Dr. Joe. This is a baseball blog, I’ll stick to discussing baseball.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Earlier this year, it was taken as a supreme insult that Jesus Montero would be compared in any way to Carlos Lee (as in, it would be a great success for Montero to have the career of Carlos Lee).
    ///

    Nick, passive aggression is no not you…oh, wait…. :D

  24. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter’s OPS up to .708 vs RHP and isnt too far away from .800 overall.

    Joba looks fit.

  25. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Hola Primo,

    I had a very nice and romantic dinner and then I had a surprise for the wifey that she enjoyed very much. thanks for asking ;)

    Grandy!! We got the lead…usually vato never surrenders those ;)

  26. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    NO SABES??!!!!!

  27. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Man, I hope the Orioles make the playoffs…

  28. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    No way I greenlight Grandy 3-0 in that situation.

  29. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Yay Cano!! He’s decided to show up after a week long vacation!!

  30. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Break out Robbie! Bomb!

  31. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Cano! no sabes!!??

  32. jpmatrixfan88 July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Wrong, he improves all the time. He sucked in April and turned his season around. Another scoreless inning or two and his ERA will be under 4. And he almost always wins. How does that disgust you? He is a guy that has shown he can make adjustments. Your credibility took a huge hit with that ridiculous statement.

  33. Against All Odds July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    The look on Cano’s face means business

  34. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Robbie must’ve been upset.

  35. jr1212 July 31st, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Its been a bad inning for Curt aint worth a Schilling. He said his disgusted by Cano yersterday and Nova today.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    Nice exaggeration of my comment, Dr. Joe. This is a baseball blog, I’ll stick to discussing baseball.
    ///

    Truth be told, you’ve disciplined yourself very well for the most part, and frankly, you stick to baseball far more than some of our “normal” regulars.

    But the choices are simple: live with old, fading players or suck up some of the messier, developmental phases of having young players with athleticism, bat speed, hitting tool, raw arm, etc.

  37. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I had a very nice and romantic dinner and then I had a surprise for the wifey that she enjoyed very much. thanks for asking ;)

    —————————-

    luis you ANIMAL! I’m sure Mrs. Luis is a very lucky lady ;)

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Against All Odds July 31st, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    The look on Cano’s face means business
    ///

    Odds! :D

    Our boy’s back!

  39. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Mr. Prufrock, lighten up. I thought twisted Cashman conspiracy theories were right up your alley.

  40. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Cano still disgusts me. Him and Grandy. The only reason why Nova disgusts me is because of the gross overstatement of his current performance by the fans on here. Truth be told, the entire offense disgusts me for their lack of situational hitting and lack of baseball fundamentals.

    It’s actually been a great inning for me, because my team is leading 3-0.

  41. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Blake – I met Joba once… I think people would be surprised how fit he is. And this was years ago, when he was considered chubby. I was pretty shocked that those pinstripes aren’t as slimming as they appear.

  42. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    To me, I do Not care if you bat 4th, 5th, whatever, a MLB Player should know how to execute a Sac Bunt.

  43. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Nick in SF…….I don’t believe in counting chickens before eggs hatch, however I’m making a killing in my over / under pools, especially the big ticket teams….D-Backs over 84.5 is a concern maybe

  44. Against All Odds July 31st, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Yes the first son has returned lol

  45. yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Shame, stood right next to Joba in Trenton; he is definitely in shape. Solid muscle, would love to see him add some yoga to his rep though. Some of these guys are slightly too muscle bound. I love to see them limber up a little.

  46. jr1212 July 31st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    add another to the list. He also is disgusted by Granderson also.

  47. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks shame…I blushed as i read your comment :mrgreen:

    I certainly hope she is, she does makes me very happy

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    Mr. Prufrock, lighten up. I thought twisted Cashman conspiracy theories were right up your alley.
    ////

    Nick, didn’t you see my smiley? I’m as light as a bodhisattva in an ashram after alternate nostril breathing.

    The Hindus call it “laughing yoga.” That’s me, Nicky boy! Light as a feather!

  49. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    yankeefeminista July 31st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Shame, stood right next to Joba in Trenton; he is definitely in shape. Solid muscle, would love to see him add some yoga to his rep though. Some of these guys are slightly too muscle bound. I love to see them limber up a little.
    —————–

    Like I said, when I saw him it was years ago and he always seemed more round in the middle on tv but when I saw him he was wearing a black shirt tucked into his pants with a belt and I was like ‘is this the same guy?!’

    I bet he is in better shape now.. but I think it’d surprise people that he’s always been much slimmer than he looks on the mound.

  50. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thats what happens, Ichiro, when you put the ball on the ground. Instead of your swinging for the fences and popping up every damn ball.

  51. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks shame…I blushed as i read your comment :mrgreen:

    I certainly hope she is, she does makes me very happy

    ———————

    ;)

    I’ll try not to force us into Bret territory lol…

  52. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I love offense….it makes me happy.

    Shame….yea….he looks good now though especially

  53. Ys Guy July 31st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    martin showing some life lately

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Against All Odds July 31st, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    Yes the first son has returned lol
    ///

    Joba was fantastic in Trenton. Command wasn’t stellar (but he’s not a stellar command guy generally), but he was electric. Very cool to watch him communicate with JR Murphy, who was behind the plate.

    Joba, at one point, smacked himself in the shoulder and nodded (mea culpa) to Murphy, as if to say “yep, I know, my shoulder’s flying open”). Also, came out and did the handshake like one of the boys at game’s end, put his arm around Murphy and was just a real mensch.

    All I could think about was how he’s wasted in that role, however. I sat right behind the plate. What an arm.

  55. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    This may turn out to be a stress free game

  56. Joe from Long Island July 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    curt- did you like that? good.

    as you develop more, you will realize that we are discussing a game, and that a young person trying his best, and still not succeeding, is not worthy of anyone’s disgust.

    just my opinion, of course.

    have a good evening.

  57. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I cant believe what Im seeing.

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I’ll try not to force us into Bret territory lol…
    ///

    LOFL

  59. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    “Nick in SF…….I don’t believe in counting chickens before eggs hatch, however I’m making a killing in my over / under pools, especially the big ticket teams….D-Backs over 84.5 is a concern maybe.”

    Good to hear it. I need to go back and check, but I think most of my season prop bets are in decent shape. A few are looking pretty bad, however… I don’t think Tim Lincecum is getting to 15 wins, for example. But Red Sox under 90.5 wins is looking good.

  60. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    No need for a 2nd opinion Doc Joe !!!!!

  61. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Im just going to remain disgusted by each of these overly content batters and the SP pitcher for the rest of the night.

  62. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    JAP,

    I hear ya….i understand that he used all four pitches in his outing….What a waste

  63. Earwig July 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Because to Brian Cashman running the Yankees has become secondary to tweaking LoHudders.

    Earlier this year, it was taken as a supreme insult that Jesus Montero would be compared in any way to Carlos Lee (as in, it would be a great success for Montero to have the career of Carlos Lee).

    Cashman was paying attention, and it would tickle him to death if he could, having dispensed with Montero for a collection of MRI results, then trade for the actual Carlos Lee and win with him.

    That’s one theory, at least.

    ——————————————————–

    Your next actual baseball comment will be your first

  64. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Shame,

    LMAO!!! :lol:

  65. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    ‘Nick, didn’t you see my smiley?”

    I think the Hindus call that the “dagger smile” — randy has turned it into a clumsy art form.

  66. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    That was a strike on Wieters

  67. jackamir July 31st, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Finally a sizable lead. Now a shutdown inning is needed, PLEASE!!!!!!

  68. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    ……….

  69. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Doc Joe, Nova helps this team. But if a player doesnt help this team while trying his best, like Cody Ransom for example, I dont care if he’s young or if he survived can.cer, then he’s worthy of disgust.

    And since you brought it up, sure I care about child abuse victims, poverty, etc. etc…. but if I had the choice of the Yankees winning the World Series this year or the end of child abuse, poverty, etc etc, Id choose the Yankees winning every time.

  70. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    nova doing his tillman impression. Dont give the lead back dammit.

  71. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Nova is getting squeezed…No high strike and no low strike, for this ump the only strike seems to be in the middle of the plate

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    No daggers for Hindus, who are vegetarian…

    The trouble with the fine ironies on “heinous” Cashman is that they’d only work if he actually wasn’t heinous…

    JMHO :D :D :D :D :D :D

  73. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Nick in SF……Looks like you’ll be ducking little blow darts tonight……..Dodgers / Giants is going be great theater for the next 2 months….I have both on the overs ( LA 81.5 / Giants 87.5 )

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I guess I’m going to have to withdraw my faint praise of Curt’s conduct here…

  75. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Nice for martin to call the CB…it helps Nova to improve his mechanics, but don’t over do it…

  76. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    “Your next actual baseball comment will be your first.”

    In LoHud World, it’s considered a compliment for someone to create a new screen name just to insult you.

  77. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    “Your next actual baseball comment will be your first.”

    In LoHud World, it’s considered a compliment for someone to create a new screen name just to insult you.
    ————————-

    :lol:

  78. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    That hanger could have turned out much worse……

  79. Earwig July 31st, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    What a surprise more jokes

  80. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Damn, two of yankees starting Pitching are top 5 in Xbh allowed? :(

  81. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    You cant even have a different philosophy on life than people here without being scolded for improper conduct.

  82. The Return of Stoneburner July 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Heck of a symbolic matchup at AA tonight. Brett Marshall versus Gerrit Cole. Both were drafted by the Yanks in the 2008 draft. We know what happened with Cole – and Marshall has become one of the symbols of that pitching draft – along with Phelps. While Cole is a huge one that got away from that draft – there are still Marshall and Phelps – - – –

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats.....x_treaax_1

  83. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    come on nova!!!!!

  84. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    unreal…..this happens way too much….offense score runs and they give them right back.

  85. I Am Winning July 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Yankees pitchers love two things. Giving up extra base hits, and giving up 1st inning runs.

  86. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    big surprise. score 5, give back 3….

  87. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    This loser Quintanilla helped them win last night, and now puts them right back in the game. Who’s the idiot here that said tonight might be drama free or an easy game… or something like that… Fool.

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:27 pm
    I love offense….it makes me happy.

    Shame….yea….he looks good now though especially
    ///

    Hey blake, I’m just relieved you didn’t get your Ultimate Wish today…

    Imagine giving up top prospects for a player who’d have been relegated to the bench :D

  89. jackamir July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    Im just going to remain disgusted by each of these overly content batters and the SP pitcher for the rest of the night.
    ===================================================================
    I’m here every game and nobody makes me laugh more than you, Curt. Chill brother, its not healthy to harbor all that hate…

  90. Villa Nova-Ya July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I took a little break to get some stuff done. What the????

  91. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    dear god…. get out of the friggin inning.

  92. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Id rather just be wrong about him and have Nova shut this loser team out… but such is life.

  93. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Nova has to get the ball down….when he’s up it’s BP

  94. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    “What a surprise more jokes”

    I’m probably not going to be having any pretentious Asian food tonight, so jokes will have to do.

  95. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    “Imagine giving up top prospects for a player who’d have been relegated to the bench :D

    yea for real

  96. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Nova has been terrible recently. He reminds me of Wang a little bit, if he misses his location even a little bit he gets hammered.

  97. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    so the yankees FINALLY wake up offensively and then this…..

  98. luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    He is opening his shoulder…Martin needs to cal for a CB again

  99. The Return of Stoneburner July 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REvmhBO99I4

  100. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    unbelievable…..

  101. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    UNREAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sky is falling

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Not Nova’s night. When it rains, it pours.

  103. DocTodd July 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Nova has obviously been taking courses online at the University of AJ Burnett. Looks like he’s studying ‘How to give back a lead as quick as you can’.

  104. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I think Nova needs another stint in AAA

  105. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    He just effed us. This loser Vato SuperNova piece of crapola. You just gave up a 5 run lead in 2 outs. You effing turd.

  106. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Yanks should have got Dempster talk will begin in 3….2…..1……

  107. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    WOW… just friggin WOW.

  108. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    We that hanger didn’t get missed this time

  109. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Sads :(

  110. I Am Winning July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    This is un-real. The Yankees are on a pathetic stretch right now. If the pitching is doing well, the hitting isn’t. Then the hitting is goes, and the pitching isn’t. It’s been a tough last couple of weeks.

    The All-Star break hurt the roll the Yankees were on.

  111. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Pathetic performance by Nova. His team needed him tonight. He didn’t answer.

  112. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Damn

  113. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Nova has been off for a little while now.
    Maybe he DOES need another AAA stint to work things out.

  114. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Good job, you couldnt get that out a batter earlier, you stinking Vato…

  115. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    finally a line drive at somebody to get out of it……terrible.

  116. mick July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    what is wrong with nova?….he has been totally inconsistent and might have something wrong with his arm as he can’t locate his FB….maybe some time in aaa would do some good…give phelps a shot with joba coming back.

  117. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    2 things to count on : Hughes Hr’s & Nova XBH’s . Damn !!!

  118. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    This is why they wanted Dempster: for long relief tonight. :shock:

  119. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Not his day 4 sure.

  120. Dill Pickler July 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    This team is in one of those stretches where they just completely stink as a team and do whatever it takes to lose, no matter what. Score some runs? The pitcher loses it. Pitcher is on? Lineup can’t buy a hit to save their lives.

  121. DocTodd July 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Super BLOW-va!

  122. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    7 runs with 2 outs

  123. Bryan July 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Where are all the Nova apologists now for this scrub

  124. jpmatrixfan88 July 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Way to go Nova, making a fool out of me! Now he will never get that ERA under 4!

  125. RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    Yanks should have got Dempster talk will begin in 3….2…..1……
    —————

    ;)

  126. yankfan July 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    LOL ivan nova what a joke, hes a minor league pitcher at best

    way to go crashman for not getting a real SP at the trade deadline

    LOL what a joke

  127. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Nova had a really great June, but has been awful outside of that month. Just getting hit too hard.

  128. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    May need Joba in long relief tonight….

    JOBA FOR THE ROTATION!!!!!

  129. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    This is unreal. The pitching has been awful recently. The rotation is basically CC, Kuroda and sometimes batting practice and sometimes good.

  130. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    He is opening his shoulder…Martin needs to cal for a CB again

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

    Thanks coach. LOL J/K

  131. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Well for what they would have had to give up…..they might should have gotten Dempster…..but whatever…

  132. The Return of Stoneburner July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgfbjHz_UTo

  133. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Blake-

    I’m calling it a night soon to watch some Gold. I just noticed that the Marlins thought they had Carlos Lee traded to the Yankees but he nixed the deal.

    After giving up these 7 runs, maybe Dempster would have been worth it afterall?

  134. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    jpmatrix, dont worry, youre not a fool for liking him. He’s got a bright future. He’s just not as great currently as everyone makes him out to be. He’ll get there.

  135. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Let’s all try to come up with a different word other than Pathetic……

  136. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Pirates lose a corner O.F.,yet gain one in Travis Snider – so like it or knot Yankees, our hairs twine:) Jays get a controllable potential power arm in Brad Lincoln; same thing with the Eric Thames ( mariginal talent ) to Seattle for Steve blow yor arm out Delabar. Glad to hear, “last Chance Texaco,” won’t be out long.

  137. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Now Tilman will get a new life

  138. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Nova just doesn’t sink the ball much anymore….he’s up in the zone….velocity is good but it’s straight and flat…..he needs to use the bottom of the strike zone again…that’s his bread and butter….he gave that up somewhat to try and get more K’s….which he did….but he’s getting damaged a lot more too..

  139. RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    This is unreal. The pitching has been awful recently. The rotation is basically CC, Kuroda and sometimes batting practice and sometimes good.
    ——————-

    Plus Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia…

  140. GoldGlove9486 July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Did anyone NOT think the Yankees would go 1-2-3 this inning? This is already becoming the worst game of the season.

  141. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Now 2 quick outs after their starter gives up 7 runs. Great…

  142. Marcus July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Now let’s get shut down.

  143. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Offense will hibernate the rest of the game too…

  144. The Return of Stoneburner July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    Let’s all try to come up with a different word other than Pathetic……

    ********

    commiserable, deplorable, distressing, feeble, heartbreaking, heartrending, inadequate, lamentable, meager, melting, miserable, moving, paltry, petty, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, poignant, poor, puny, rueful, sorry*, tender, touching, useless, woeful, worthless, wretched

  145. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    where did the O go?

  146. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    wow what a weak half inning….

  147. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    blake is right. Nova used to keep the ball down in the zone and hasnt been doing that much anymore.

  148. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Yanks were not gonna get Dempster, period. Too much would be given for so little rental time and they weren’t gonna sign him to an extension without being proven in A.L.

    Too much payroll already.

  149. RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Now 2 quick outs after their starter gives up 7 runs. Great…
    ———-

    This lineup sucks

  150. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    The top of the order really sent a message there.

  151. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    put Joba in

  152. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Nova just doesn’t sink the ball much anymore….he’s up in the zone….velocity is good but it’s straight and flat…..he needs to use the bottom of the strike zone again…that’s his bread and butter….he gave that up somewhat to try and get more K’s….which he did….but he’s getting damaged a lot more too..

    ———————-

    I wonder if he’s tweaked his release point? Just guessing here, I have no idea lol.. someone on here who is smarter prob does though. I wonder if it’s just a fixable mechanical issue.

  153. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    If the offense doesnt reach 8 runs in this game, then the loss is on them, and not on Nova. You cant score all your runs in one inning and then sleep the rest of the game. Against some loser Orioles pitcher.

  154. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    If you think of it as the Yankees being down 2-0 after two innings, it’s not as daunting.

  155. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    “Too much would be given for so little rental time ”

    what would they have had to give?

  156. NYY fan in NH July 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    This team is in a downward spiral along with Nova. He has completely lost it.

  157. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Guys, I thought we weren’t supposed to worry about the offense..?

    In all seriousness, this will prob end up being one of those 14-12, football-esque scores. Should see some Yankee dingers.

  158. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    “I wonder if he’s tweaked his release point?”

    It looks about the same to me….but it’s hard to tell on TV and without side by side video from this year and last…..may be he’s just throwing more 4 seamers or not finishing his pitching like he needs to….he is flying open sometimes too.

  159. RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Girardi has got to turn up the heat on Nova. Pettitte will be coming back and he needs a rotation spot.

  160. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    not getting the ball down leads me to believe he is fatiguing….

  161. jpmatrixfan88 July 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Some of you guys need to get real. Nova has allowed 2 ER or less in 8 out of his last 10 starts. So no, he does not need to be sent to AAA, and no he hasn’t been bad for a while. Look at the stats before posting such dribble people.

  162. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Nova needs to pretend it’s 2-0 and start over mentally

  163. mick July 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    maybe some time in the pen would help nova, flip him with phelps.

  164. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    This lineup is really soft once they start losing. One inning ago everyone is patient and swinging at good pitches and now it’s swing at anything in sight. Cashman really needed to improve the lineup but instead he hoarded his prospects.

  165. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    May need Joba in long relief tonight….

    JOBA FOR THE ROTATION!!!!!
    ///

    Nova’s glitch isn’t why Joba should be in the rotation, Joba’s arm is why Joba should be in the rotation.

    Indeed, Joba to the rotation!
    ///

    Blake, agree, Nova definitely has to get back to sinkers. Throwing 97 is nice, but he’s turned from a GB pitcher with a good slider to a FB pitcher. Needs to get back to that. He’ll be alright.

  166. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Ivan the unbelievably terrible bum.

  167. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    And Phelps pitched yesterday so he can’t go long relief tonight.

  168. luis July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    This happens with young pitchers…Nova is opening his shoulder to soon with the FB, that’s why it has no sink and a lot of horizontal movement with little command…The pitch of the homer was a CB in the outside corner, it wasn’t that bad a pitch…Some credit goes to the batter

  169. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Nova has not been good overall this year, he’s had some good moments for sure. But will he get better ? I think so, he’s young yet, talented, and hopefully will gain better location and control.

  170. Earwig July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I’m probably not going to be having any pretentious Asian food tonight, so jokes will have to do.

    ——————————————————————–

    I love Asian food

  171. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    He just got spunked by Poo Ford, a guy who hasnt had a hit since 2007.

  172. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Nova is a xbh allowing machine.

  173. DocTodd July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Good Lord! Lew Ford!!!

  174. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    everything is leaking down the middle up

  175. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    This lineup is really soft once they start losing. One inning ago everyone is patient and swinging at good pitches and now it’s swing at anything in sight. Cashman really needed to improve the lineup but instead he hoarded his prospects.

    ____

    not true
    those two losses to the red sox, they tied it up and then lost.

  176. 86w183 July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Derryl Cousins gives Nova a chance. He’s a horse-bleep umpire with a puny strike zone… other than that awful call on the 2-1 pitch to Granderson.

    Martin must be learning impaired…. three straight breaking balls to Reynolds. then after Nova gets away with a lousy curve to Davis calls for the same damn pitch! Amazing

  177. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Another pitch right down the middle. Nova needs some tough love from Girardi.

  178. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Nova more than anyone else really seems like he needs to be sent down to work on things…..
    That isnt a reaction to a bad game.
    That is an observation from the last month.

  179. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Nova just needs to take something off and start getting groundballs again. I don’t think he has some terminal problem.

  180. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    BP better warm !

  181. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Nova has lost all of his focus..

  182. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    ummmmmmmmmmmmm

  183. austinmac July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    It was an interesting comment by O’Neill about how fun it was to play for an owner who wanted to win as much as the players and the deadline pick ups. It was fun for the fans too.

  184. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Great job Nova. Now it’s time for a pitching change….

  185. mick July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Nova has allowed 2 ER or less in 8 out of his last 10 starts.
    =================================
    In his last 7 starts he has gotten to the 7th once.
    He is regressing.

  186. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Good thing we’ve used David Phelps for silly 1-2 inning stints!

  187. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    O’s have had Nova’a number

  188. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Sorry Ivan, time to hit the shower.

  189. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I would say get him out of there….but who would they put in?

  190. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Back to back xtra base hits.. UNREAL!!!!!! 5-0 lead flushed down the drain.

  191. I Am Winning July 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Nova has NOTHING today. Everything is being smacked deep and hard in to the outfield.

  192. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Stoneburner…..Thanks buddy, let’s see how many folks here will express some creativity………It’s going to get real ugly here real soon……..Time to call out the National Guard to the LoHud

  193. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    jesus christ.
    how many runs before you take him out?

  194. RadioKev July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    This lineup is really soft once they start losing. One inning ago everyone is patient and swinging at good pitches and now it’s swing at anything in sight. Cashman really needed to improve the lineup but instead he hoarded his prospects.
    —————

    The Yankees are a good team when they win.

  195. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Nova has to work out his issues in AAA

  196. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Looks like we’re gonna need a few BP guys tonight.

  197. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Ivan throwing bullpen.

  198. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    “It was an interesting comment by O’Neill about how fun it was to play for an owner who wanted to win as much as the players and the deadline pick ups. It was fun for the fans too.”

    Yea that must be fun for the Angels and Dodgers and Rangers and Tigers.

  199. Against All Odds July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    @ JAP thanks for the break down on Joba. He will help the pen this season but I agree he’s wasted in that role moving forward. Sounds like his arm is exciting as it once was 07/08

  200. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Some of you guys need to get real. Nova has allowed 2 ER or less in 8 out of his last 10 starts.

    In July: He has given up 6,2,6,2,2,8+ runs. Thats not good. A 4.25 ERA before tonight in the month and thats with some unearned runs in his first start.

  201. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Its hard not to fret friends; personally there are many times I think I’m going to get straight and give up the baseball,…there’s Dante’s Inferno.

  202. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Wow…this reminds me very much of the legendary
    Dale “Let’em in in a hurry” Murray.

  203. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    he needs to go down to AAA and figure it out because we need the good Nova in the playoffs…

  204. NYY fan in NH July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    That’s right, using Phelps in a game down 5-3 last night was a complete waste. Nova stinks and Phelps could’ve been used.

  205. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Pat M,
    hows the baseball excitement level in LA? gotta be pretty high right?

  206. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    What a craphead. Why is nova even in the game? Throwing nothing but garbage.

  207. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    That’s right, using Phelps in a game down 5-3 last night was a complete waste. Nova stinks and Phelps could’ve been used.

    ____

    Phelps may be starting soon if Nova can’t get back to June Nova.

  208. yankfan July 31st, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    nova i s overrated…hes a #5 on a AAA team
    sent him down where he belongs

  209. mick July 31st, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    That’s right, using Phelps in a game down 5-3 last night was a complete waste.
    =================
    girardi is proctorizing phelps right before our eyes.

  210. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Everything is right down middle. Get his sorry butt outta there.

  211. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Bobby Murcer ( saw Barfield throw you out at home to Whitt one time ) – wasn’t Dale Murray traded to you for Dave Collins?

  212. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Good thing we have a 1pm start tomorrow lol.. something tells me this is gonna be a long one.

  213. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Nova isnt overrated.
    He earned his place.
    But right now he is lost and needs to work it out…

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    “what is wrong with nova?….he has been totally inconsistent and might have something wrong with his arm as he can’t locate his FB….maybe some time in aaa would do some good…give phelps a shot with joba coming back.”

    Wondered the same thing about possible injury, re-injury.

    **************
    “maybe some time in the pen would help nova, flip him with phelps.”

    And thought the same thing. I would trust Nova out of the pen. And he has really had problems giving up lots of runs. That is, if there is no injury present.

    *************
    I heard this in the car, right after the first inning was over and was elated. Then I listened on and between then and now, all hell broke lose. So I thought maybe I was a bad luck charm and figured I would not watch the game tonight to see if it brought good luck. We’ll see.

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

    Curt if you could read your posts and then read all of the others, you’d be appalled. You agreed with something blake said about Nova, whatever it was. Maybe you should try expressing yourself the way blake expresses himself. There’s nothing funny about what you post. I know jackamir said he thought it was humorous stuff but he doesn’t realize that you really mean it. At least I think he doesn’t. Anyway, as much as I blame myself (okay in a light sense but still I will watch something else just in case) I believe even more than the negativity or positivity that we put out can affect things. If there’s truth to that, you being on the blog with your comments night after night would probably assure the Yankees never winning again! You have enough negative energy to light a baseball field. I really wish you could find better ways to express your anger.

    JMO of course.

    **********
    Before I go -

    GO IVAN!!! – or whoever is pitching the rest

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO TIGERS!!!

  215. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    HA Beckett out AGAIN with his back….

  216. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    girardi is proctorizing phelps right before our eyes.

    This implies overuse, but he has been pitching on regular rest and with low pitch counts, which is the opposite of proctorizing.

  217. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe

    Red Sox fans now booing an injured player as he comes out.

  218. mick July 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    nova is the long man tonight…maybe he should get used to it.
    phelps deserves a shot.

  219. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe

    Mortensen in for Beckett

  220. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    HA Trish i saw the second part of your message, didnt see the name and KNEW it was you.

  221. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    of course the offense will die now.

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Update for you before I go – Beckett out of the game. Either faking an injury or has one.

    Leaves with the bases loaded after having walked in a run.

    Have a good night all.

    GO YANKS!!! I know you can do it.

  223. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    blake…..I know guys who work for both organizations but I dislike the Halos mainly because of their fans and their success our Bronx Bombers……..I will say this, the heat is starting to get turn up on Mikey S. and The Dodgers are a team that is on the rise with ton’s of dough and 4 million at the gate……..And the players in the clubhouse simply love and respect Donnie……Don’t want to face the Halos in the ALDS

  224. Marcus July 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    It’s only the 4th inning.

  225. comet July 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Wasted ABs again. This is going to be a tough one to pull out a win.

  226. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Good job offense. Go back to sleep.

  227. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Don’t remember the details of that trade. I’ve tried to put a lot of that stuff out of mind…
    just like tonight’s game.

  228. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Face…..I agree that Joe has gone to Raul way too much, then again his options have been somewhat limited to an extent

  229. slayr36 July 31st, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Ugh watching this game makes me wana puke… Terrible

  230. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    “And the players in the clubhouse simply love and respect Donnie……”

    you hear that all over the place….guys will run through walls for him. What did you think of the Hanley pick up…..I think it’ll be huge for them

  231. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Why the flying frack is nova still in the F’ing game?!? Giving up 8 god fracking runs not enough for that fricking moron Girardi?!?

  232. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    “Why the flying frack is nova still in the F’ing game?!”

    who you gonna put in? You wanna kill the bullpen and have that affect the next 2 or 3 games….or see if Nova can get you through a few innings here

  233. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Did Phelps pitch last night? I thought I saw him throwing to a batter but can’t remember.

  234. luis July 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I guess you recognize each other

  235. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    who you gonna put in? You wanna kill the bullpen and have that affect the next 2 or 3 games….or see if Nova can get you through a few innings here

    ___

    Ashame we dont have someone who was expanding a pitch count in the minors only to come up and sit in the bullpen at 1 inning a time……

  236. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Boston isn’t a threat ’cause Toronto’s gonna’ finnish ahead of ‘em :)

  237. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Yes Phelps pitched last night, but it was like 1 inning…
    Why is he even up with us instead of sticking with his starting every 5th day?
    Now he will have to go down AGAIN to get his pitch count up AGAIN!

  238. Villa Nova-Ya July 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    blake -

    I’m in and out – do I understand that Nova gave up all 7 runs AFTER 2 were out?

  239. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Mark Feinsand ?@BloggingBombers

    +1 RT @Jon_Star Only 1 solution…Joba to the rotation!!
    Hide conversation

    I agree!

  240. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    “I’m in and out – do I understand that Nova gave up all 7 runs AFTER 2 were out?”

    sure were

  241. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I’d stick phelps back in there. Better than nova.

  242. luis July 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Yes Villa

  243. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Here comes the No-ffence.

  244. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    “Ashame we dont have someone who was expanding a pitch count in the minors only to come up and sit in the bullpen at 1 inning a time……”

    with Joba back they really either need to just put Phelps in the rotation or stretch him and and keep him stretched out…..

  245. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    “I’d stick phelps back in there. Better than nova”

    pitched last night….couldnt’ go long

  246. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    JOBA for OPENING DAY STARTER 2013!
    Petition STARTED

  247. ron July 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Problem with our pen is,either you can’t use a phelps,or we have too many specialists in the pen that are not good against opposite handed hitters.

  248. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    blake…….Dodgers addresed all their needs beyond what I expected them to do…….Bullpen, power stick at 3rd, speedy outfielder……They really needed a starter but Theo wanted too much…..Yanks should look into Dee Gordon

  249. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Jeter battles….

  250. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Phelps for three inning still better than nova for one or two.

  251. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Pat M,

    yea I really liked what they’d done…….they could use another starter….but they are pretty good still

  252. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Is there a team worse at advancing runners than this one?

  253. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    shocker

  254. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    16 hits in 4 inns.

  255. cs in la July 31st, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Nove picked a bad time to have a crappy start.

  256. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    The thing about Phelps is he hasn’t gone past the 5th inning as a starter. And now that he’s been limited again. It might take some time for him to get there.

  257. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Blake, Jeter battles, but you’re playing short if he get hurts :) don’t worry about the hitting part of it , just be Mark Belanger!

  258. Bryan July 31st, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Nice to see you here Curt since you are another rational fan who sees how bad Nova is

    Everyone else here has there rose colored glasses and poms poms out every time this loser pitches

  259. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    why did they even bother to send Phelps down and get his pitch count up to just throw him back in the pen? ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS. Joba and Hughes all over again.

  260. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    If Joba displayes that he’s good to go, do you move Phelps into the rotation and drop Garcia back into the swing role ????

  261. luis July 31st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    hanging CB

  262. jacksquat July 31st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Ichiro…

  263. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    “Blake, Jeter battles, but you’re playing short if he get hurts :) don’t worry about the hitting part of it , just be Mark Belanger!”

    hey Ramerio Pena was a good comp to me…..only slower

  264. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    how many xbhs is that for nova today?

  265. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    another double…
    he had a good 4th, but it is fools gold to expect a good 5th too.

  266. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    “If Joba displayes that he’s good to go, do you move Phelps into the rotation and drop Garcia back into the swing role ????”

    yes

  267. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    If Joba displayes that he’s good to go, do you move Phelps into the rotation and drop Garcia back into the swing role ????

    ___

    Should do this anyway, however now he needs to grow his pitch count again.

  268. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    curt – I apologize. I saw one or two of your posts and they were over the top and so I figured it was just more of the same. I have to say you did manage to temper some of your others. If you could just post without saying so many horrendous things it would be better. I realize (though sometimes I forget) you’re reacting from fear. Sometimes you need to remind yourself that the every Yankee out there is giving his best. Sometimes it’s just not good enough.

    *********

    ac1, they are not good at advancing runners. But your starting pitching cannot afford to keep making you play come-from-behind because that catches up with you. So that’s part of the problem. And you know nothing empowers a pitcher more who has given up a lot of runs (like the Os pitcher) than his team coming back and taking a lead.

    Suzyn Waldman said that Nova has admitted he loses focus when he’s playing with a big lead. FWIW

    **********

    Anyway, I do believe the Yanks will come back and take this game.

    I’ll go and wish bad luck on the Sux.

  269. krs July 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    This may be one of the most sickening losses in a long time. For so many reasons. Not the least is seeing this team get mowed down by a loser pitcher.

  270. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Al this after Ivan was simply dominating in the first frame…..

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Oh yeah. Put my name down on the “joba to starter” petition.

    :)

  272. GoldGlove9486 July 31st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    This is an absolutely sickening loss. I haven’t been this upset about the Yankees in a long time.

  273. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Don’t worry….our trade deadline addition will be here tomorrow to save the day.

  274. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    JOBA for OPENING DAY STARTER 2013!
    Petition STARTED
    ————————

    Then he’ll have to be the long man out of the bullpen now. And then get some starts. It’s been 3 years since he threw over 150ip

  275. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Nova looks like he’s got a little instability in his legs. Wonder if he is nursing something.

  276. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    Don’t worry….our trade deadline addition will be here tomorrow to save the day.
    ///

    And who would that be

  277. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Suzyn Waldman said that Nova has admitted he loses focus when he’s playing with a big lead. FWIW

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

    Oh, how I wish Billy Martin were around to hear something like this from a pitcher who blows
    a 5-run lead. I guarantee Nova would have been minus a couple of teeth after the second
    inning.

  278. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Nova could be getting tired in his second full year of starting, plus the playoffs….

  279. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Can Joba come out and pitch right now?

    …I’m sorry I just wanna see Joba lol.

  280. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Pretty sure Nova won’t get the loss tonight.

  281. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    “Nova looks like he’s got a little instability in his legs. Wonder if he is nursing something.”

    hurt feelings?

  282. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Ugh. This is going be ugly.

  283. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    We will definitely see Joba tonight and he will energize everyone!!!

  284. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    “And who would that be”

    Casey McGehee of course!

  285. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Joba cannot start.

    The Yankees, in their infinite, always flawless, wisdom, have concluded that he is a relief pitcher.

    The Yankees are never wrong.

  286. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Nova is really flying open a lot more than usual…..

  287. Niblick July 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Can’t wait for the excuses from Binder Joe after the game – Nova pitched really good; he just had one bad inning.

    I agree with Bobby Murcer. If Nova pulled that kind of crap with any manager who wasn’t a total wimp, Nova would be feeling it right now, and you can be sure it wouldn’t happen again. But with the Binder, just more excuses – and no accountability ever.

  288. luis July 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Mcgehee

  289. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Ugh. I smell another O’s run.

  290. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    That little bird cartoon is so, so awful..

  291. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    “Nova looks like he’s got a little instability in his legs. Wonder if he is nursing something.”

    hurt feelings?
    ///

    Nah, he looks a little wobbly on his legs.

  292. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Nova could be getting tired in his second full year of starting, plus the playoffs…
    ———————————–

    He hasn’t had a big jump in innings. He threw 148ip in 2008, 139.1 in 2009, 187ip in 2010, and 181ip in ’11

  293. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Every time I say McGehee I feel like Quagmire..

  294. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Everything is practically right down the middle.

  295. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    “I agree with Bobby Murcer.”

    This is the type of sh!t I come here for lol. :lol:

  296. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Ford a .111 hitter is giving Nova grief. Jeezus.

  297. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Trish, this is why I chose 95 for Yanks win total after you posted totals for all around the all star game. Teams were gonna trade and get better or just do better after first half. Some have. Yanks couldn’t or wouldn’t take on more payroll. Saying that, I couldn’t see Yanks doing as well as first half with all the injuries.

  298. yankfan July 31st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    nova is overrated

  299. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    “That little bird cartoon is so, so awful..”

    I think they went back to the bird because they were tired of Yankees and Sox fans calling them the Baltimore Zeroes

  300. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Enough ?

  301. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    UGHHHHHHHHHh

  302. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    If yanks lose tonight, the div race is officially back on.
    The bigger question is will they become sux 2012 version?

  303. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Knew it. Good job Girardi.

  304. WMD July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    nova sucks balls

  305. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    eh….will the Yanks score another run anyway?

  306. GoldGlove9486 July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    My dad asked a good question tonight….have the Yankees EVER blown a 10 game division lead? I’d have to assume no.

  307. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Hey Joe, we dont need to win this game. I mean we can still lose 5 more games to the orioles before they catch us….. So why not leave Nova in who has nothing tonight.

  308. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    TS Alfred are

  309. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Obviously Joe could care less about a four game losing streak. Maybe in the big picture that is the right move, but these bad games have a way of snowballing and then the streak takes on a life of its own. Also, this is the second place team we are punting to.

  310. jacksquat July 31st, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Nova looks totally lost.

  311. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Christ. How many more runs before binder joe decides the pitcher really does suck?

  312. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Marc Carig ?@MarcCarig

    No Phelps tonight as you know. So Nova wears it. Career high 9 runs in 5 innings.

  313. Villa Nova-Ya July 31st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks, Luis, for the answer earlier.

  314. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Now go out and score 5 and get this kid the win!

  315. waka flocka July 31st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Nova has been bad all season minus one month. it’s frustrating to watch them keep marching this kid out there

  316. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Zoilo goes deep and ties this puppy. Keep it close, get Cole out, see what happens. 1-1 in the seventh.
    ____________

    Bring up some of the kids and bring some life back into this team……
    It is ok to actually allow some of our prospects to actually play in the majors Mr Cashman.

  317. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Sorry guys, TS Alfred, this new blackberry ( sends before I’m ready ) is f#*c!ing awful – row the boats for me!

  318. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    More garbage offense? Maybe a solo homer will make everyone feel better.

  319. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    If they can’t come back tonight it’s down to 5.5 games. The Yanks need to wake up soon or there is going to be a little bit of a race for the division.

  320. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Great job by Girardi to even try and win this game. Why does he refuse to use the bullpen and instead let Nova continue to throw batting practice??? Just disgusting…Nova doesn’t deserve the right to stay in this game, he has been dreadful this year. He has no idea how to made adjustments and just continues to throw the ball right over the plate. The pithing is killing them right now.

  321. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    You could see the batters mentally change their approach after Nova imploded. They were all excited in the first after breaking out of the scoring drought. Now, it seems like their faces say “what the hell good was that, now we have to press again”.

  322. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Time to start and chip away at this lead guys……..Curt dude, I was pointing out an observation about Nova and his first inning……Relax and readjust your jock man…..

  323. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The rotation of this team has got to be a strength heading into the postseason. The Yanks have a good rotation… they need all 4 guys to step up and pitch well. I don’t have nearly as much faith in the lineup.

  324. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Or not.

  325. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Can’t chip when you can’t get a fricking hit.

  326. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    TS Alfred are
    ///

    jmills, buddy, how’s the weather in fair Canada? How’s the garden growing?

  327. rr212 July 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    This is baaaaaaad

  328. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    This was the game where all the hits allowed finally caught up to Nova. Averaging 9.7 hits per 9ip before the game. Now 10.08. You can’t pitch your way out of it every single time. As good as he’s been with runners on base.

  329. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Curt, GB7 is fine wherever he is.

  330. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    way to give it up after the 5 run first…..
    SMH

  331. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This offense is a joke. 5 run first inning followed by nap time.

  332. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    jmills July 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    Sorry guys, TS Alfred, this new blackberry ( sends before I’m ready ) is f#*c!ing awful – row the boats for me!
    ///

    That thing doesn’t seem good for your health, my friend! Once the tectonic plates really shift and the grid goes kaput, we’ll all have to start over again, we humans.

    Do I dare disturb the universe?

  333. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Is it too late to trade Nova?

  334. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’m sure GB7 is fine.

  335. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Alfred, the weather is tres magnifique, its this hand device be buried that’s out of control :)

  336. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    It is, thankfully, too late to trade Nova.

  337. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I bet the Yankees are trying to pass Nova through waivers now. Or they should.

  338. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I’m glad the Yanks built that big cushion

  339. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    The Yanks have to put Phelps in the rotation and get a real long man. They need a guy who can throw on back to back days. You can’t have a game like today where the long man isn’t available because he can only pitch in 1 out of every 4 days. Losing 2 games in a row to the loser O’s is pathetic.

  340. ron July 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    When mo got hurt,and soriano nailed down a few trades,some here said,no problem,we have so.
    But that hurt the pen bad because so is only used for the 9th,robertson for the 8th,and outside of phelps,the rest,or most of the rest are good against same handed hitters.

    If mo was the closer,you’d have so,robertson,phelps,and now joba that pitch well against rh,and lh hitters.

  341. Chambliss July 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Meanwhile Verlander is crapping the bed in Boston and Tigers can’t score against scrub who took over for Beckett in the 3rd. What a disgusting night. 4-1 sox.

  342. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Nope. All he has to do is pass through waivers. And with a performance like this, it won’t be hard.

  343. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Ever since I posted the bullpen era in Nova’s starts. YES has shown it twice now.

  344. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Then they’re in trouble.

  345. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Alfred, sometimes the universe needs to be , ” disturbed,” …ask your TS creator.

  346. ron July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    This is to louis,and a few others.

    Be carefull when you annoint nova the next cy young,and say he is better than hughes.

    Right now hughes is considerably better.

  347. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm
    I’m glad the Yanks built that big cushion

    Not sure “big” is going to be the right adjective pretty soon. It will be replaced by “slender” or “precarious” shortly.

  348. Chambliss July 31st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Austin Jackson is looking better overall than Granderson at this stage of the game.

  349. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    You could see the batters mentally change their approach after Nova imploded. They were all excited in the first after breaking out of the scoring drought. Now, it seems like their faces say “what the hell good was that, now we have to press again”.
    ///

    Now they know how the starters feel.

    Seriously, they’re down by four at home in the sixth.

    I have infinite patience with young starters. Nova doesn’t look right to me. He looked more armsy tonight than usual, like he couldn’t generate much from below. Wonder if the ankle or hamstring has come back into play.

  350. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    The fact that the Yanks haven’t scored a run since Nova gave up those runs is unreal. We see this too often with this offense. They fall behind and most of the time they give up and swing at anything in sight. They will be lucky if they score any runs in the play offs.

  351. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Jeezus Nova. Thanks for crapping the bed tonight. Believe it or not – the two best pitchers right now might be Kuroda and Phil Hughes.

  352. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    jmills July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Alfred, sometimes the universe needs to be , ” disturbed,” …ask your TS creator.
    ///

    We understand each other ;)

  353. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Ron,

    Young pitchers go through this kind of stuff…..He is having mechanical problems…When he is right, he is better than Hughes…Not saying that Hughes is bad, quite the contrary…Even after tonight’s start, after C the guy I trust the most in a must win situation is Nova.

  354. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Why do all of the pitchers stink recently?

  355. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Sox are hot and who warmed them up? We did. We had the chance to put them away and blew it. Now we’re heating up the Orioles too. Our “must win” series is Seattle now.

  356. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Ever since I posted the bullpen era in Nova’s starts. YES has shown it twice now.
    ///

    These guys comb these sites.

  357. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    ron July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    This is to louis,and a few others.

    Be carefull when you annoint nova the next cy young,and say he is better than hughes.

    Right now hughes is considerably better.

    ———————–

    Hughes’ HR rate is still ridiculously high.. I’d have it anyway, but both those guys are gonna give me agida in October.

  358. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Alfred,………..be careful of what ” one,” concurs :) best to you and the rest of the sorry yankee fans!

  359. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    Ever since I posted the bullpen era in Nova’s starts. YES has shown it twice now.
    ///

    These guys comb these sites.

    —————

    Wouldn’t be shocked! Basically a treasure trove of info on these boards. …And I’m not even being sarcastic!

  360. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This would be a good game to use Joba and get his feet wet. They need him to come up big and really contribute otherwise they are going to be introuble. Rapada, Logan and Eppley haven’t been good at all recently.

  361. ron July 31st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    luis:
    Where i disagree is that he is better than hughes.Even when he is on.
    Hughes survived on a fb,and curve only,til now.
    When he ever develops a better changeup,nova doesn’t stand a chance.

    Hughes is also not much older,and like girardi just said,hughes does not have much time at all in the starting rotation to learn how to pitch.

    He is coming around now.

  362. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    K-Long is good at helping the hitters with the HR stroke, but i would love to see a Paul ONeill at hitting coach. Someone who can teach the hitters to hit .300 and understand when you hit .300, you dont need 5 HRs a game to win…. You advance runners, you dont K as much and the RBIs come.

  363. REZ12 July 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    “Hughes’ HR rate is still ridiculously high.. I’d have it anyway, but both those guys are gonna give me agida in October.”

    Bingo. Hell, even CC’s carrer postseason numbers are uninspiring.

    I’d probably trust Kuroda the most in October, unless Andy is 100%

  364. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    We’ll see how good Hughes is tomorrow afternoon. Need a big performance from him. I wouldn’t bother wasting Joba tonight. We will need him tomorrow.

  365. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    When Nova is getting the ball down, he’s a different look than Hughes, who is a flyball pitcher. I like having two different styles in two very good young rotation arms. Nova throws a slider, Hughes doesn’t.

    I’m thrilled we have two system guys with reall good stuff who are now rotation mainstays. Beats the living hell out of Kevin Brown, Jaret Wright, Javy Vasquez, and Lieber.

    Now, if they would just gulp on their pride and admit they made a mistake, and redeliver Chamberlain to where he belongs, we have little to worry about for 2013 in the rotation.

  366. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Tyler Austin is 3-4 ….hitting .310 now for Tampa

  367. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Everyone dumps on Hughes about he won’t pitch well at NYS. Yet he has a 3.93 era at home compared to 6.16 from Nova.

  368. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    No offfense to Ivan Nova and I was one of his supporters back in the spring of 2011, but he;s not better than Phil Hughesa and frankly never will be better than Phil Hughes……..This assessment is from people who are not in the Yankee fan base…..Nova has appeal because he’s cheap right now, but The Yanks will resign Hughes this winter….Maybe then they could move him which is unlikely…..

  369. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    This ump can’t wait for the game to end

  370. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    That’s no strike.

  371. Abomb82 July 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “Of course we warmed up the Red Sox. Chocolate Chunk is so charitable, he couldnt possibly bury the beloved Red Sox on Saturday. ”

    That game is going to haunt us for a long time. We score 6 runs for our “ace” and he can’t win.

    He is a glorified innings eater. His numbers vs. Boston, LAA, DET, TEX as a Yankee are all uninspiring. But he is like 15-2 against the Orioles. He just doesn’t come up big when it matters the most. 09 was the exception, as his career is proving.

  372. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    “Beats the living hell out of Kevin Brown, Jaret Wright, Javy Vasquez, and Lieber. ”

    Agreed….they do that with the lineup now instead :(

  373. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    This team is allergic to stringing hits together.

  374. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Ron,

    …Hughes has a much better FB…But Nova has better overall repertoire and make up…No argument Hughes seems to have finally turned the corner…But Nova has proven so many people wrong…His make up is off the charts…i told a story a while back about my playing days, the best pitcher wasn’t the one with the better stuff but the one that raised to the occation…Nova has that, Phelps has it too

  375. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    K-Long is good at helping the hitters with the HR stroke, but i would love to see a Paul ONeill at hitting coach. Someone who can teach the hitters to hit .300 and understand when you hit .300, you dont need 5 HRs a game to win…. You advance runners, you dont K as much and the RBIs come.
    ///

    They don’t acknowledge the hit tool and like good little saber robots, spit on BA as irrelevant.

  376. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Another hitting extravaganza put on by this amazing offense. I think Pena’s seen all of two pitches so far.

  377. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Agreed….they do that with the lineup now instead
    ///

    Ugh…this is so money.

  378. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I like Nova but he can’t pitch up in the zone like Hughes can….when he’s up he’s BP even at 94….his bread and butter is pounding the bottom of the zone with that 2 seamer….

  379. Abomb82 July 31st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I still don’t know how this has become Nova vs. Hughes. Who cares? Why is it always a competition between the best young pitcher rather than having both? It was the same thing with Hughes vs. Joba. Hell, people were trying to discredit Kennedy because his success, people viewed as an indictment on Hughes. It is unbelievable.

    We don’t have to pick one, so why should fans?

  380. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hopefully Rothschild can figure something out with Nova. It seems like he always has a different arm angle and has had trouble keeping the ball down all season. In the post game he never admit to pitching bad he always gives a stupid answer like this is baseball it happens. He needs to pitch better.

  381. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Did some here forget Kuroda ? He HAS been good !!!

  382. Tank July 31st, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    4NYY – Kuroda has been our best pitcher this year and it’s not particularly close. He has certainly been the most consistent. I’d sure as hell trust him over CC in October

  383. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Mark Feinsand Mark Feinsand ?@BloggingBombers

    Entering tonight, Nova was 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA in his last 10 starts. He had given up 2+ earned runs only twice during that stretch.

  384. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Abomb,

    Spot on…Good post

  385. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This team is allergic to stringing hits together.

    They had six in the first inning, which should be enough to win most games. Sadly, not this one.

  386. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Trout just blasted his 18th

  387. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Everything is easier out of NY
    —————

    Bob Nightengale?@BNightengale

    Anthony Rizzo breaks up AJ Burnett”s perfect game w walk, but still has no-hitter thru 4.2IP

  388. Bret The Hitman July 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    LOHUD, Hello!

    My take on the Dempster talks. The Yankees know that by engaging on Dempster they drove up the price (even if only slightly) for Texas and they probably provoked other teams to inquire on Nova, Hughes, Phelps and Garcia because two of them would be bumped from the playoff picture with a healthy Andy due back.

    It’s quite possible that Cashman is shopping starters for that OF bat we need and started to lay the groundwork now. He should have a better idea which teams like Hughes, Nova or Phelps. My take is one of them will be traded. And I think the Yankees would be crazy to cancel a reunion with Melky Cabrera.

    This winter I expect 2 bats – Melky plus one acquired in a trade (Headley?)

  389. Tank July 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    They need to send Nova down and give Phelps a shot. If nothing else, so that Nova doesn’t damage his trade value for the winter when we try and get Upton.

    Also, Hughes has no incentive to accept some below market team-friendly deal this winter when he is another good season away from getting CJ Wilson money. His agent would be doing us a huge favor if he accepted one, I wouldn’t count on it. If we offer him $10-12 mil per maybe.

  390. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    then Pujols blasted his 20th

  391. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    4 runs is a lot to overcome based on how the yankees have been hitting. We are not winning tonight.

  392. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    They’ve had 3 hits since the first inning. None in the same inning. And no walks, BTW.

  393. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    blake….what’s Hughes’s numbers for the last 10 games ????

  394. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Luis, FYI: Jesus hitting .303 this month, .324 in last 10, .373 vs. LHP and .307 on the road.

  395. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Haven’t won in a while. Doesn’t look like they want it either.

  396. Othello July 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    This team is can be very disappointed. I hate th Sox but here comes their streak and we aren’t keeping up we are declining. Very frustrating to blow 8 game lead.

  397. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Nova deserves another shot, but if he has another nightmare like tonight then I’d be all in favor of giving Phelps a shot.

  398. Yanks78 July 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    “We don’t have to pick one, so why should fans?”

    If you’ve noticed, it’s the same people killing Nova every chance they get while propping up Hughes. It is tiresome, but most people here are more educated than that and enjoy the success equally of both.

    None of you have anything invested in either of these guys aside form being a fan, so I don’t understand why the need to root for one over the other, as if you gain anything by it

  399. AndyFTM July 31st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Okay top of the order up this inning, gotta get it going now and put their pen under pressure

  400. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    They already had an epic collapse in postseason, now it’s time for regular season as well?
    At least they cannot blame on arod. Lol

  401. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Abomb82 July 31st, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    I still don’t know how this has become Nova vs. Hughes. Who cares? Why is it always a competition between the best young pitcher rather than having both? It was the same thing with Hughes vs. Joba. Hell, people were trying to discredit Kennedy because his success, people viewed as an indictment on Hughes. It is unbelievable.

    We don’t have to pick one, so why should fans?
    —————————————————————

    Hughes is usually the guy most people here and other places pound on. Yet he usually comes out on top

  402. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t want to hear Girardi say this team has “no quit in it” because to my mind, they gave up tonight after the second inning. They were only two runs down and even allowing for the fact that they must have been shellshocked, there is no excuse for some of their at bats since then.

  403. longtimefan July 31st, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    This team is as hard to watch right now as it is difficult to listern to Paul O’neill try to explain away why they are losing. Nova terrible tonight but SOS with runners on–first round exit again, when will they go get some young hitters and stop buying re-treads

  404. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    time to strand jeter on base.

  405. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    “blake….what’s Hughes’s numbers for the last 10 games ????”

    7-3, 2.88 ERA, 58 K’s in 57 IP.

    pretty darn good

  406. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you pitcher

  407. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    This is their opportunity.

  408. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Buck isn’t concerned he knows the Yanks can’t hit with risp

  409. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Abomb82 July 31st, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    I still don’t know how this has become Nova vs. Hughes. Who cares? Why is it always a competition between the best young pitcher rather than having both?
    ///

    Good question. Too my “my guy” vs. “your guy” investment around here. I don’t care, if people find that entertaining. All I care about is we have a couple of mid-20s homegrowns who can flat out pitch. Hiccups? Comes with the territory. Half the fun is watching your system guys top each level and finally get to the show. Much more rewarding, IMO.

  410. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Here comes the whiff.

  411. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Yanks78 July 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    “We don’t have to pick one, so why should fans?”

    If you’ve noticed, it’s the same people killing Nova every chance they get while propping up Hughes. It is tiresome, but most people here are more educated than that and enjoy the success equally of both.

    None of you have anything invested in either of these guys aside form being a fan, so I don’t understand why the need to root for one over the other, as if you gain anything by it
    —————————–

    Those people are the same ones who kill Hughes when he has a bad start as well.

  412. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    igotid,

    I root for both…there is no need to make it a competition

  413. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Double play would make a lot of sense

  414. Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    They’re not going to miss the playoffs, folks, but you can’t compare them toLA, can you? Speed, power, pitching, defense…are we nearly as complete as them? And yes, Granderspn deserves an “f Gramderspn”

  415. jacksquat July 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I wonder if Nova was sick today, he looked lethargic to me.

  416. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    So predictable.

  417. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    This deadbeat Granderson.

  418. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    wear that Grandy

  419. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I would be really surprised if the Yanks resign Granderson. He is like Adam Dunn now. The strikeouts are way too much now.

  420. AndyFTM July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Nova is 25 years old and has 2 years in the big leagues what is so surprising about him having issues once in a while???? He is flying way open and might be getting arm fatigue…just give him time, send him to AAA for a while and they’ll work it out. He is a very talented pitcher.

  421. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I really like Grandy but I really wouldn’t be upset to see him traded this winter. He’s too all or nothing for a guy with his speed and athleticism.

  422. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Jeezus Christ Granderson. At least ground out you fricking windmill.

  423. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    who didnt see that coming?
    What good is 28 homeruns when it only breeds 59 rbis and a .245 average?
    no way you give him an extension.

  424. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Is it me or does it seem like Grandy has a the hat trick every other game? it’s so annoying.

  425. Abomb82 July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    “Hughes is usually the guy most people here and other places pound on. Yet he usually comes out on top”

    Ok, but how does discrediting Nova help Hughes gain more respect? To look better by comparison?

  426. Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Nothing a DP grounder can’t fix

  427. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Find the plate loser

  428. NYY fan in NH July 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    When this team stinks, it really stinks. There are no in betweens. They just flat out are bad in every aspect of the game when they slump. 3-9 last 12 games.

  429. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Nice first pitch swinging, Nick.

  430. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Can he be slower?
    Eat shxt

  431. jacksquat July 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Swisher not running well.

  432. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Anyone not named Posada beats that ball out

  433. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    JAP,

    thanks for the info on you know who

  434. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    i’d almost rather resign swisher to a 3 year deal and trade granderson if possible…. (no 4-5 year deal for curtis)

  435. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Grandy is a groove swinger….he has a swing groove and if the ball isn’t in that groove he pretty much misses it.

    How did Swish not beat that out….he must not be running well still

  436. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    And idiot Stick Stisher swinging at the first pitch.

  437. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I know the Giants gave up 3 players for him, but give me Hunter Pence over Swish 7 days a week.

  438. GoldGlove9486 July 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I was just thinking today how many things went right during their long winning streak. They get a call from an ump at home in 15 innings against DC, balls finding holes. They find a new way to lose every game. This is what was happening in May for a while.

  439. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Lol Ibanz swing at that? Wtf

    Lol

  440. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    and shocker, did not score after another leadoff hit…

  441. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    i’d almost rather resign swisher to a 3 year deal and trade granderson if possible…. (no 4-5 year deal for curtis)
    —————————————

    If Swish hits .100 for another postseason I’d be done with Swisher. I’d try to hit the Upton blockbuster, Choo, or Melky and let the guy go.

  442. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    igotid,

    I root for both…there is no need to make it a competition
    ———————

    I’m not. But these same people will rag on Hughes tomorrow if he loses

  443. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    It’s amazing what this team will swign at with risp. The at bats are so poor.

  444. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I hope the people who criticize Alex and Teix are taking note right now.

  445. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    JAP,

    thanks for the info on you know who
    ///

    You’re welcome, primo, an FTR, You Know Who is Jesus Montero, and no, we could not have used him this season. Nope.

  446. Gcyanks July 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    its really hurtful seeing them play like this. i miss papa george

  447. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    Grandy is a groove swinger….he has a swing groove and if the ball isn’t in that groove he pretty much misses it.
    —————————————

    It’s brutal because Grandy shouldn’t be Adam Dunn… he should be a 20-25 steal guy easily. I personally think Grandy is best served as a doubles hitter whose speed could turn them into triples. That’s what he was at his peak in Detroit.

  448. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Another inning where the hot hitting yanks put on a hitting clinic for all to see. Well done.

  449. Gary July 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Off topic but did anybody get an update on the Terrel Thomas injury

  450. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Losing Alex was a monumental blow. Alex at 70 percent is an upgrade over most of these guys.

  451. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Joe lets Ibanez hit WAY too much vs lefties….he’s not very good against them. He’s hitting.161 with a .461 OPS against them.

    Jones is OPSing .809 vs RHP….so if you hit him there and Buck brings in a righty you still have a better chance

  452. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    How come Betemit sucked for us but is good now?

  453. Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Costing himself more money this year- Martin or Granderson?

  454. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Fricking Yankees can’t hit a lick after the first. Of course.

  455. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Cashman will have to trade for an outfielder this off season. Swisher and Granderson aren’t worth the money that they will get as free agents. If Ichiro finishes strong and agrees to take a big pay cut I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks resign him. A 1 year deal would be very attractive for the Yanks.

  456. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Swisher not being 100% cost the Yanks Sunday night on that force out at 2B, and he just blew that inning to hell. Every Yankee player on the field tonight beats that ball out to 1B. Shoulda had bases loaded and 1 out.

  457. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Yankees are giving out free xtra base hits tonight. Unreal!!!

  458. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    i cannot believe how many hits betemit has off us.

  459. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Grandy is best served as a doubles hitter whose speed could turn them into triples. That’s what he was at his peak in Detroit.
    ///

    This is the optimal Granderson. He needs to retool again, like he did in order to hit LHP. Kevin Long, get to work.

  460. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    JAP,

    Yeah, he is irrelevant since we have so much depth in the lineup ;)

  461. RMike July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    “I’m not. But these same people will rag on Hughes tomorrow if he loses”

    How is that any different than any other player? Did you see the fans reaction to CC’s start against the Sox, calling him names and talking about how he isn’t an ace? Or Kuroda early in the season when fans were calling him an NL bust? Granderson is in every trade proposal here, Martin is killed, Tex is killed, ARod has always been killed, Jeter was destroyed last year, Swisher is killed, etc.

    Fans are fans, they’ll pick on whoever is convenient and isn’t performing. Sure, some players are more prone to hate than others (ARod, Tex, Swisher, etc.) but it’s relatively equal

  462. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Betemit can get long and is K vulnerable, but he’s a pretty good hitter. His big issue was subpar defense.

  463. Pat M. July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Yanks 78…..Who’s ragging on Nova ??? I’m certainly not, the guy had a bad outing you move on as long as he’s not hurt……..All I said was that he’s not viewed as a better pitcher than Hughes ….It’s not a knock at all……Both guys are real important pitcher for the club , today as well as tomorrow

  464. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    This has been a tough game to watch….

  465. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Can we at least see Joba in the 9th?

  466. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Costing himself more money this year- Martin or Granderson?
    ————————————————

    Martin by far. Even with Grandy’s deficiencies he’s a 40 homer centerfielder who is solid defensively. Tons of teams will take that.

  467. RMike July 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Does Ibanez do anything aside from hitting the occasional HR?

    Sadly, that seems to apply to a lot of our players.

  468. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Watch Olympic instead, no need to ruin my night.

  469. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    JAP,

    Yeah, he is irrelevant since we have so much depth in the lineup
    ///

    primo, those debates with Irreverent Discourse and Stuckey over the lineup seem like centuries ago.

  470. comet July 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Hey Shame how are you? Think we’ll have NHL hockey this October.

    AJ throwing a no hitter through five!

  471. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    You was born ruined, mate.

  472. Purenyyankee July 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Another night. Another loss. This is disgraceful. 3-9 in the last 12 is absolutely unacceptable. Great effort tonight Nova, you gutless stiff. Yes. I’m very pissed off.

  473. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    The Yankees need some of the spirit that Jordyn Wieber has in gymnastics…

  474. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Ibanez has gotten a lot of big hits for us this year. How soon they forget.

  475. shaman1993 July 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    If THIS isn’t rock bottom, I don’t know what could be…

  476. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    can we at least score 3 runs and then lose by 1?

  477. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Pat M,

    I don’t think he was talking about you…You were just passing some information about what some baseball people think of the two pitchers and that’s fine…I think he was referring to those that call names and all…

    If I am wrong please correct me Yanks 78

  478. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Martin is lucky if he even gets $3m-$4m a year and more than a 1 year deal after this terrible year he had. Cashman is sooo lucky that Martin didn’t sign that insane contract offer. I hope the Yanks find someone else and don’t bring the teacher’s pet back.

  479. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Ibanez is a nice complementary hitter. To depend on a 40 year old platoon player, even a professional hitter type, to bail you out, is on management, not on Raul Ibanez. He has a nice swing for the stadium, and generally stays within himself and has respectable ABs. He’s not going to replace a young hitter, with bat speed, on the rise.

    Cano is a lonely figure these days.

  480. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Yanks refused to DL Swish and played a man short for a week so Swish could return and give us this???Can’t wait to see how long the Yanks play short while TEX is out, and then what kinda condition TEX is in when he returns and plays. This strategy is DUMB. Cashman loves bragging about the depth the Yanks have, then refuses to use it.

  481. Gary July 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Watch Olympic instead, no need to ruin my night.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Been watching, the media is amazing. Given their negative bias I actually think they are happier that Weiber missed the all around then is she won it

  482. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Yanks refused to DL Swish and played a man short for a week so Swish could return and give us this???Can’t wait to see how long the Yanks play short while TEX is out, and then what kinda condition TEX is in when he returns and plays. This strategy is DUMB. Cashman loves bragging about the depth the Yanks have, then refuses to use it.
    ————————————————–

    Some of the Yanks’ personnel decisions are a bit perplexing at times.

  483. Curt aint worth a Schilling July 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks LH specialist. Who cant retire LH batters.

  484. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    More evidence of the over-used Yankee Bullpen.

  485. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    nothing is going right… Its so laughable right now.

  486. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Maybe this blowout will wake them the hell up.

  487. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This would be a good time for Chad Qualls. :neutral:

  488. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    lol

  489. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    wow this is just a low point in the season….

  490. Bret The Hitman July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    AJ Burnett no-hitter through five now.

  491. Gcyanks July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    i just turn off my tv,

  492. Yanks78 July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Pat M, luis – exactly. I was referring to no one in particular, just the general sentiment of “picking sides” when both guys are on the same team.

  493. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    just hurry up and end this game.

  494. BA July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Lefty specialists are not supposed to be brought in to serve up a homer to a lefty.

  495. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This team is all kinds of awesome.

  496. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Abomb82 July 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    “Hughes is usually the guy most people here and other places pound on. Yet he usually comes out on top”

    Ok, but how does discrediting Nova help Hughes gain more respect? To look better by comparison?
    ———————-

    Not discrediting. And I can’t help Hughes gain more respect. Just pointing out stats. And Hughes gets discredited every time he gives up a home run. Nova is the one he gets compared to.

  497. BA July 31st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Time for a closed door team meeting?

  498. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “AJ Burnett no-hitter through five now.”

    ====

    LMAO!!! What else is next? Montero goes 5-5 with 5 homeruns?

  499. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Everyone knew that Eppley and Rapada have been pitching WAY over their heads and eventually would come back to earth. Well now the pixie dust is gone and the Yanks are introuble. The bullpen is basically Robertson, Soriano, Phelps and hopefully Joba.

  500. luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    luis July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    JAP,

    Yeah, he is irrelevant since we have so much depth in the lineup
    ///

    primo, those debates with Irreverent Discourse and Stuckey over the lineup seem like centuries ago.

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

    Yup, ages ago…. :(

  501. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    fail all the way around.
    how do you score 5 in the first and then completely shut it down after?
    how do you come out after your offense scores 5 and give up 7 with 2 out in the next half inning?
    how does your lefty specialist give up a homerun to a lefty?

  502. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    This team needs a closed-door meeting. Either Girardi calls it, or Jeter calls it
    and it’s players only. Long losing streaks happen to good teams 2-3 times a year,
    but that’s 11 unanswered runs after a 5-0 1st inning lead.

  503. AZ88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Ibanez is a nice complementary hitter. To depend on a 40 year old platoon player, even a professional hitter type, to bail you out, is on management, not on Raul Ibanez. He has a nice swing for the stadium, and generally stays within himself and has respectable ABs. He’s not going to replace a young hitter, with bat speed, on the rise.

    Cano is a lonely figure these days.

    ————

    Bingo. It’s not Ibanez’ fault that no one on the team can get a big hit so we need him to turn back the clock. We have a bunch of nice complimentary guys who are good in their roles. If it Cashman’s fault for thinking that these guys could be more than that and replaced the need for finding more prime bats

  504. Gary July 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    BA July 31st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Time for a closed door team meeting?

    _________________________________________________________________________

    Nope time for more Girardi excuses :-(

  505. comet July 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Serious question: Why have the Yankees been unable get a couple of good lefty relievers? This a situation that has gone on for years! I also know that both Marte and Feliciano have had injuries. All they have is Boone Logan and Rapada. Not very impressive. They could have had Darren Oliver this year.

  506. Bobby Murcer July 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Beat me to it, BA

  507. Hassey July 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Wow, talk about a reverse blowout. Problem is that although the starters and bp have room to improve, the offense has nothing to wake up from. This is them

  508. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    This is the opportunity to use Chamberlain. But No, Girardi is playing it like a 1 run game, running relievers out there with their arms falling off. DUMB

  509. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    You knew Burnett would pitch well in Pittsburgh. I guarantee he wouldn’t do that in New York though. Can’t really blame the Yanks for that… he just can’t do it in New York. I just choose to thank him for game 2 of the World Series and it helps me root for him.

  510. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This team blows moosewanger.

  511. comet July 31st, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Hey Luis, JAP and Pat M. not a good couple of weeks those of us who favour the Yankees.

  512. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Buck matching up his bullpen with a 5 run lead. What a loser. I think he actually thinks his team is in the play off race. That’s funny…

  513. beedogs July 31st, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    This team is horrible.

    Utterly, completely, pathetically horrible.

    One-and-done in the playoffs again, if they even make it in.

  514. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Joe lets Ibanez hit WAY too much vs lefties….he’s not very good against them. He’s hitting.161 with a .461 OPS against them.
    ///

    Montero’s crushing LHP: .373 w/.600 slug

  515. blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    “Montero’s crushing LHP: .373 w/.600 slug”

    the offense is fine….

  516. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    blake July 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Joe lets Ibanez hit WAY too much vs lefties….he’s not very good against them. He’s hitting.161 with a .461 OPS against them.
    ///

    Montero’s crushing LHP: .373 w/.600 slug
    ——————————————–

    That’s a great platoon split.

  517. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    RMike July 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    “I’m not. But these same people will rag on Hughes tomorrow if he loses”

    How is that any different than any other player? Did you see the fans reaction to CC’s start against the Sox, calling him names and talking about how he isn’t an ace? Or Kuroda early in the season when fans were calling him an NL bust? Granderson is in every trade proposal here, Martin is killed, Tex is killed, ARod has always been killed, Jeter was destroyed last year, Swisher is killed, etc.

    Fans are fans, they’ll pick on whoever is convenient and isn’t performing. Sure, some players are more prone to hate than others (ARod, Tex, Swisher, etc.) but it’s relatively equal
    —————————–

    True. I don’t deny that.

  518. Melk Man July 31st, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Girardi needs to have a players-only meeting and rip into them. Light a fire under these old, overpaid players and let them know they haven’t clinched anything yet and it’s still July and if they don’t get their heads out of their rear-end, they will make this a race again

  519. RYUKINGDOM July 31st, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Rapada should be the bellhop for the Ramada.

  520. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Now Ichiro is swinging for homeruns lol

  521. luis July 31st, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I would say this…..No team is as bad as it looks when is losing and no team is as good as it looks when it’s winning…This team has flaws ( One dimensional Offense and the middle of the BP is being exposed recently )…But still they are going to win a bunch of games and our mayor asset ( rotation) will take care of business

  522. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    “What else is next? Montero goes 5-5 with 5 homeruns?”

    I wish.

  523. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I can’t believe an everyday player on the Yanks is hitting .189.

    Only when you are the manager’s pet.

  524. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Ichiro probably feels like he’s on the Mariners.

  525. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Basically, right now the Yanks are playing without Gardner, A-Rod, and TEX.

  526. Gary July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Melk Man July 31st, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Girardi needs to have a players-only meeting and rip into them. Light a fire under these old, overpaid players and let them know they haven’t clinched anything yet and it’s still July and if they don’t get their heads out of their rear-end, they will make this a race again

    _________________________________________________________________________

    I don’t really think that is his style.

  527. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Ryan Seacrest on the Olympics… lord help us all.

  528. EA July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    “Montero’s crushing LHP: .373 w/.600 slug”

    But the people here told us that Montero should go to AAA and that trade is a “wash”.

    I can’t honestly see after watching the ALDS last year, the need for bat speed. But hey, Ibanez hits a bunch of HRs, doesn’t matetr that he is 40 and has minimal bat speed, Ibanez is better than Montero!

  529. Gary July 31st, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    What has the lead shrunk to?

  530. mick July 31st, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Basically, right now the Yanks are playing without Gardner, A-Rod, and TEX.
    ====================
    The loss of Andy and Mo can’t be underestimated.
    The other guys haven’t stepped up.

  531. beedogs July 31st, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    “Oh yeah. Put my name down on the “joba to starter” petition.”

    for christ’s sake, we’re still having this inane discussion?

    he’s not a starter. he was terrible when they made him a starter. he will never be a starter.

  532. DONNYBROOK July 31st, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Anyone that bought a ticket to this game got ripped-off.

  533. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    comet July 31st, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    Hey Luis, JAP and Pat M. not a good couple of weeks those of us who favour the Yankees.
    ///

    Comet,

    This team is old and may be a bit winded. They’ve lost Alex, which is a major blow, and now Tex. They need to get a second wind.

    It’s a darn shame Zoilo Almonte is probably a year away. He’s a doubles machine and a switch hitter. If he were ready, that would inject some life into the lineup. Mustelier is still on the DL I believe, but given their conservatism, I doubt they’d try on any of these this late in the season.

    They have to hope the pitching, which is good, is flawless in the postseason. It will help to have Joba back and hopefully, Andy.

    FWIW, I don’t think Bobby V is any prophet. They’ll slog their way to the end and still finish first. I hope…

  534. AndyFTM July 31st, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    “I don’t really think that is his style.”

    A major league manager not lighting a fire under his team when they need a kick start…thats not his “style”??? Everyone needs to know when they must do better

  535. blake July 31st, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Casey McGehee will put his cape on and deliver us all tomorrow.

  536. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    must be nice to have a CF who’s hitting 294.

  537. blake July 31st, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I stayed up and watched this mess and Joe can’t even put Joba in?

  538. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    finally!!

  539. jc in tw July 31st, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    although I hate to see Yankees losing almost every day, it’s better to lose now than late September. At least we are still up 5.5 games in AL; hopefully they can play more like Yankees after today.

  540. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I tend to forget about Gardner, since he’s been out for so long. That was indeed a big blow, especially for this kind of lineup.

  541. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Knew we would be in trouble tonight when that moron on WFAN Craig Carton told listeners to “lock up” a Yanks win tonight. That loser Mets fans gets nothing right.

  542. AndyFTM July 31st, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Joba to the rotation …were you watching baseball in 08 & 09??

  543. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    blake July 31st, 2012 at 10:05 pm
    Casey McGehee will put his cape on and deliver us all tomorrow.
    ///

    I’m almost sorry to see that. Adams played a serviceable 3B over the weekend down here. And he can hit.

  544. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Casey McGehee, dont make lohud angry. You wouldn’t like us when we’re angry.

  545. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Lets go Michael Phelps!

  546. luis July 31st, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Hey Comet!

    No they haven’t been….I wish it could have been the other way around

  547. Purenyyankee July 31st, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Message to Corporate Hal: Stop counting all your money and make a back page comment to light a fire under your team’s ass. Oh yes, I forgot, you could care less.

  548. sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    God this team is such a joke.

  549. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    EA July 31st, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    “Montero’s crushing LHP: .373 w/.600 slug”

    But the people here told us that Montero should go to AAA and that trade is a “wash”.
    ///

    The people here though didn’t make the call, the GM did. SMH

  550. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hope that’s the last we see of Pena. He has no right being in the bigs, at least not in a Yankees team.

  551. shaman1993 July 31st, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Phelps with silver in fly

  552. beedogs July 31st, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I honestly can’t take anyone seriously who thinks Joba Chamberlain should be a starting pitcher. It’s like when all the morons on NoMaas were clamoring for Giambi at first base, when he was batting .180.

  553. 4 NYY July 31st, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hustlin’ Jeter !!!

  554. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I wish we had a who.e team of guys with the fire of Jeter.

  555. JM July 31st, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Angels pounding Texas again….That race is getting very tight

  556. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    sunny615 July 31st, 2012 at 10:10 pm
    God this team is such a joke.
    ///

    Sure you don’t want to change your username. “Sunny” you ain’t.

  557. mick July 31st, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    The other guys haven’t stepped up.
    ========================
    Eppley, Rapada, Wade, Logan were bound to come back to earth.
    The loss of Mo meant they had to share the 7th, too much to expect.
    Now the loss of Alex + Gardner, a major loss, leaves them w/out a LFer.
    All had to be clicking at 100% for us to max out, which we did for awhile.
    Without Tex we are doomed.
    Hope he’s back soon…

  558. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    shocking!!!

  559. ac1 July 31st, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    wow what a game for granderson.
    3 Ks and a game ending DP.

  560. TheStraw July 31st, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Thank God that abomination is over.

  561. bruceb July 31st, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Granderson, you suck. Yankees, you suck. Life, you suck. We can only hope for better tomorrow. It’s a long season.

  562. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    luis July 31st, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    I would say this…..No team is as bad as it looks when is losing and no team is as good as it looks when it’s winning…This team has flaws ( One dimensional Offense and the middle of the BP is being exposed recently )…But still they are going to win a bunch of games and our mayor asset ( rotation) will take care of business
    ///

    I would say the primo is onto something ;)

  563. mick July 31st, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    But still they are going to win a bunch of games and our mayor asset ( rotation) will take care of business
    =============
    not with the pen in a shambles.

  564. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    ” Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain.” – your team is positioned to dance for it come October; mine is in a slow dance with Boston. Take heart!

  565. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    “Granderson, you suck. Yankees, you suck. Life, you suck. We can only hope for better tomorrow. It’s a long season.”

    :)

    bruceb, you probably hit it all. What else is there to say.

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

    I hope that Phelps is now switched into the rotation, only because I trust Nova out of the pen. Even in games where he’s limited the damage he’s given up a ton of hits. I still believe in his future with the Yanks. I think at this point a little change won’t hurt.

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

    Watching AJ. I am hoping with every bit of my being that he gets this done. A great guy and a great pitcher who just couldn’t manage the Bronx. No shame there. He’s not the only one it’s happened to.

    GO AJ!!!

  566. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Montero’s crushing LHP: .373 w/.600 slug
    ——————————————–

    That’s a great platoon split.
    ///

    Too late :mad:

  567. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hughes will be the stopper tomorrow. Cashman needs to meet with the Yanks, if nothing more than to remind them they actually can hit and pitch. I think everyone’s a little shellshocked.

  568. comet July 31st, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I would say this…..No team is as bad as it looks when is losing and no team is as good as it looks when it’s winning…

    Luis you hit the nail on the head!

  569. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    jmills July 31st, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    ” Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain.” – your team is positioned to dance for it come October; mine is in a slow dance with Boston. Take heart!
    ///

    At this point, I’d rather have a couple of your hitters’ futures than my guys’ pasts.

  570. jmills July 31st, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Jap, Jays may have ( may have ) futures, but you hold potential now. Go for it!!!

  571. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    :mrgreen:


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