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Yankees postgame: All hail King Felix

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 04, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Felix Hernandez was the story, dominating the Yankees in this 1-0 game, firing the two-hitter.

“He had everything,” Joe Girardi said. “He had all four of his pitches; a couple of different fastballs where he cut it and he sank it. His changeup was outstanding. He was never in any bad counts. You look up and he averaged about a ball per hitter and a couple of strikes per hitter. So it’s not like we were hitting the first strike we were seeing. He just didn’t give us anything to hit.”

He allowed just four baserunners, and no hits after the third inning. Hernandez didn’t give up a hit against his final 22 batters. He fanned six and walked two.

“I told him it was probably the most impressive start that I’ve ever seen as a manager,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.

The Yankees were kept off balance.

“That changeup, it defies science,” Seattle shortstop Brendan Ryan said.

“All his pitches have movement,” catcher John Jaso said. “All really have late movement.”

Hiroki Kuroda deserves to be better than 10-8. His ERA is 3.19. This was his 14th start out of 22 allowing two runs or less and his ninth allowing one earned run or less. He gave up one run and seven hits in 6 1/3. He had his daytime scoreless streak snapped at 31 innings, the longest in the majors in 14 years. This was his first loss in five daytime starts. He just couldn’t quite keep up with King Felix, who’s now 10-5 with a 2.63 ERA after his third shutout of the season. He’s 6-0 with a 1.60 ERA over his last 10 starts. And he’s 4-1 with a 1.13 ERA in his five career starts at the new Stadium.

“Obviously he’s a great pitcher,” Kuroda said through an interpreter. “I just wanted to minimize my damage. … It’s a little bit frustrating, but it is what it is.”

Ichiro Suzuki has the longest hitting streak for a Yankee starting his career after an in-season trade, now at 11 games. But he hasn’t managed any multihit games.

The Yankees lost their streak of 21 straight home games with a homer.

They are 3-5 on the homestand with one to go. Sunday’s pitching matchup features Freddy Garcia and Hisashi Iwakuma.

 

 

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127 Responses to “Yankees postgame: All hail King Felix”

  1. tomingeorgia August 4th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Some days, you eat the bear. Some days, the bear eats you. It happens.

  2. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I think this will be the second time the Yankees see Iwakuma, he is a ground ball type control guy. They should pound him because he does not have an abundance of plus pitches or anything. Last time they couldn’t get the big hit against him.

  3. Brian44 August 4th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Not that either one is going to beat out Felix for the Cy Young award, but I think Kuroda’s are better than CC’s right now.

  4. Niblick August 4th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    The Yanks are 5-10 in their last 15 games, against some pretty weak opposition. That isn’t going to cut it.

  5. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    They are 3-5 on the homestand with one to go. Sunday’s pitching matchup features Freddy Garcia and Hisashi Iwakuma.

    —————–
    It don’t count because the Yankees invoked the “Non Compete Clause”.

  6. waka flocka August 4th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    i think its great when people complain about the Yankees not teeing off on another teams #1 starter. like the Yankees are supposed to be the exception to Felix Hernandez being a dominant, front line starting pitcher.

    never mind the Yankees have won games started by Johan Santana, Justin Verlander (5.11 ERA vs NYY), Jake Peavy, David Price, CJ Wilson, and Gio Gonzalez. in fact, they have a winning record against #1-#2 starters. but i guess that doesn’t matter much to some.

  7. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    in fact, they have a winning record against #1-#2 starters. but i guess that doesn’t matter much to some.

    Where did you get this stat from?

  8. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    What we watched today is what happens when a great pitcher is in a groove……Regardless what lineup you throw out there and from what ever era you may select, the results will be the same…..Total domination…….I think Jerkface made the reference to Pedro and The Unit which is very accurate…….I laways think back to October 1963 being an 11 year old sitting 18 rows back behind the plate and watching Sandy Koufax just carve up the mighty NY Yankees in Game 1 ……I learned a valuable lesson that day after the tears dried, great pitching beats great hitting…….A lesson that has been learned over and over again

  9. Tyler August 4th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Was hoping for a little better than 3-5 this homestand… Tough schedule coming up so the Yanks need to pick it up a little. It would be great to clinch a good 10 days before the end of the season to rest up.

  10. Tyler August 4th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Pat M-

    I’d empty the farm for Felix. I think he’d be fantastic in New York on the big stage as we saw today… My only concern will be is that he has a lot of innings for a 26 year old but he seems to be holding up just fine.

  11. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    It’s great to win games and sometimes lost games are great. The point is to try.

    On another note – Didn’t Iwakuma just strike out 13 in a game? This looks promising.

  12. waka flocka August 4th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Jerkface,

    i just looked at their game log and went down the list making ticks on a piece of paper. they have won games started by Verlander(x2), Price (x2), Hudson, Wilson, Gio Gonzalez, Zimmerman, Dickey, Johan, Peavy, CJ Wilson, Beckett, the list is relatively long.

    even in the loss to Weaver they beat his brains in.

  13. waka flocka August 4th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    http://www.baseball-reference......;year=2012

    i left Shields off the list because he has a ERA+ under 90 but they have won two games he started as well.

  14. NYY fan in NH August 4th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Sure Felix was dominant, but in a 1-0 game you’re trying to tell me that the Yanks couldn’t change their game plan to manufacture a run?? They lose more 1 run games than I can count. Says something about this team.

  15. tucker August 4th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Best chance would have been to send Ichiro after he singled. Instead, Russ Martin grounds into a double play.

  16. tucker August 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Losing to King Felix does not bother me. When he is right, he is the best pitcher in baseball.

    What is concerning is the stretch of losses in one-run games. That does not bode well come playoff time.

  17. waka flocka August 4th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    the Yankees had four base runners. i doubt any approach they took today would have resulted in much against Hernandez. he was dominant. that’s that. i know it doesn’t make for an exciting discussion but this happens against great pitchers.

  18. Nick in SF August 4th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    “And did any of the 57-4 turn into the 4-3?

    I don’t think this is possible. Because its the record when the score is X at the start of the 9th inning. So the 57-4 is a separate set of data from the 4-3 or the 0-36.”

    Good point. So any walkoff wins would have to come from the 57 games in which the Yankees had the lead going into the 9th (lead blown, then Yanks win in 9th or extras) in from the 4 in which they were ties going into the 9th.

  19. yankfan August 4th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    what a terrible loss

    the hitters on this team are so overrated, they can feast on the weak pitchers, but go out quietly against a real pitcher

  20. Nick in SF August 4th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    By the way, the A’s just now put themselves in position for yet another walkoff win when their closer, Ryan Cook, blew the save by giving up a solo homer, just like he did last night, so a 1-0 lead turned into a 1-1 tie.

    If the A’s get the walkoff now, it will add to the “magical season” atmosphere just a little more than holding on for a 1-0 win would have. It’s been an impressive performance for the bullpen, up until the blown save, as starter Griffin came out of the game in the 2nd inning.

  21. Ys Guy August 4th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    …tell that to verlander, dickey and gio gonzalez.

  22. Ys Guy August 4th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    go A’s!!! take it to the last w/e so anaheim and texas have to burn the starters and bp the last w/e and the w/c play in game!

  23. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    CompassRosy’s new found disdain for Ichiro, because he desired to be and was traded to the Yankees, is appalling. Imagine living a life with such unnecessary bitterness.

  24. ctyankeefan. August 4th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    the hitters on this team are so overrated, they can feast on the weak pitchers, but go out quietly against a real pitcher

    Usually its the opposite.. at least thats what it feels like. Seems like we beat the good pitchers and lay down for the mediocre ones.

  25. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    The Yankees have hit their fair share of good pitchers this year. They’ve hit Weaver, Felix, Verlander IIRC among others. They also hit mediocre pitchers like Kevin Millwood and below average pitchers. It seems their 2 problems are situational hitting with RISP and in some games, they can be disinterested in working counts, drawing walks, doing the things besides hitting homers that makes them successful. I do not think it has much to do with the quality of pitcher.

  26. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Tyler…….As great as Felix is, if I had the impossible choice of selecting either, I’ll go with Verlander …..As long as Kate Upton is part of the deal !!!!

  27. Horace Clarke August 4th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    What’s with Kuroda losing all of these low-scoring games? Is he matching up against the other team’s ace, or are the hittings taking a day off whenever he starts? If the former, then maybe we would win a few more games if Girardi adjusted the rotation.

  28. Tyler August 4th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Pat M-

    Won’t complain about Kate Upton and that Verlander guy would be a nice add-on.

  29. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Good pitching will always beat good hitting. Very good pitching will completely shut down mediocre hitting.

  30. theREALkevin August 4th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Felix is one of the best pitchers in the league and there is no shame losing to him. Still, he rendered them extremely helpless today. This team needs another bat, but it isn’t A-Rod, and unfortunately the trade deadline has passed. I fear they are a player or two short this year and it will bite them against LAA or DET in the playoffs.

  31. waka flocka August 4th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    no surprise that the goon squad ignores everything posted to in this very comment section that contradicts them.

  32. tucker August 4th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Am going off memory, but the Yankees seemed to have had their fair share of success vs Pedro (circa 1999) in his prime. Of course, they also had a much better lineup then as well.

    This is probably the most offense-challenged team the yanks have had since the early 1990s.

  33. tomingeorgia August 4th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    We lost a 1 run pitchers’ duel. Jeeze. Good game.

  34. tucker August 4th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Felix deserves all he credit. Based on his stuff today, I’m not sure the 2004 or 2007 Yanks would have fared any better.

    Yet few can realistically deny that this team’s offense is less productive than past years. This team does not hit nearly as well as the 09 team. I think it will be a problem come OctobeGraTe be fair, this team probably has its best rotation since 2003, but the offense has its challenges.

  35. tucker August 4th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Edit: Come October ….

  36. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Yanks need a player with the skill set of Jacoby Ellsbury

  37. Captain Clutch August 4th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    It might not have changed the inning but it’s insane that Martin didn’t bunt with
    Ichiro on 1st base. Any other manager would definitely have their .200 hitter bunt in that situation. If that was a playoff game Girardi would have failed big time. Girardi has to face the facts and stop treating Martin like he is some all star hitter.

  38. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Trouble is we keep losing 1-run pitchers’ games, Tom. Come to think of it, we also keep losing 1-run hitters’ games too. I seem to recall us winning quite a few close games earlier in the year but we’ve been so unclutch lately it isn’t funny. This team is no lock to win the division, like many here seem to think.

  39. tom tresh 15 August 4th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Yanks need a player with the skill set of Jacoby Ellsbury
    *******************************************************************

    Pat, you really like Ellsbury that much ?

  40. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Captain Clutch……I was expecting Ichiro to swipe 2nd and then maybe consider having Martin bunt him over …..

  41. theREALkevin August 4th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Trout just robbed another home run. I swear his vertical is like over 4 feet, I bet he can easily dunk a basketball. His athleticism and overall tools are off the charts. I hate the Angels for drafting him.

  42. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Tom Tresh 15…….I think he is and can be a very special ballplayer, especially on the offensive side……He’s a triple threat, runs, hits for a high average, and hits with power……And oh yeah, he’s lefthanded

  43. Nick in SF August 4th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Nothing is a lock on August 4 aside from the sun rising in the east and setting in west on August 5, but I like where the Yanks are and the lead they have, given their spotty play since arriving in Oakland ( :mad: :mad: :mad: ) not too long ago.

    If someone gave me the option, pre-season, for the team to have a 6-7 game lead on August 4, I’d take it every time, and probably the same for a 3-game lead, or worse. I don’t think they’re going to scuffle as much as they have, but they are going on a tough stretch of games against some good teams. It won’t be easy. But is Tampa or Baltimore a serious threat to get red-hot and rise up and take the division? Could be, but I don’t see it yet.

  44. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Baltimore no, Tampa yes, especially when they get Longoria (and Joyce???) back. Their starting pitching is far and away the best in the division one thru five.

  45. Captain Clutch August 4th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Pat M.,

    I agree. They finally have someone on the team with speed and they should use it. Against a tough pitcher like Felix you have to make things happen. Sitting around waiting for 3 hits in a row or a homerun isn’t going to work. Everyone knew that a DP was coming from Martin. He was up there swinging like a crazy man in every at bat.

  46. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Nick in SF…….There was a time ( mid May ) when it was hard to concieve that The Bronx Bombers would have a lead by Memorial Day and never looking back …….

  47. Nick in SF August 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Luckily Baltimore pitcher Chen is dealing again, so if things stand our lead will still be 7 in the loss column with another day crossed off the calendar and Tropical Storm Longo still off in the horizon.

  48. mick August 4th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Girardi is basically a nice guy who puts his players feelings first unlike say a Bobby V who shoots from the hip.
    He does it to a fault sometimes and might have done it with Martin’s AB.
    Who knows? Maybe Ichiro was going on the next pitch…

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 4th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    “i think its great when people complain about the Yankees not teeing off on another teams #1 starter. like the Yankees are supposed to be the exception to Felix Hernandez being a dominant, front line starting pitcher”

    :)

    Definitely this.

    About Hernandez – “I told him it was probably the most impressive start that I’ve ever seen as a manager,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.

    Hardly faint praise.

    “The Yanks are 5-10 in their last 15 games, against some pretty weak opposition. That isn’t going to cut it.”

    Last 15 games -

    4 v. Oakland (0-4 against one of the hottest team in the majors)
    3 v. Mariners (2-1)
    3 v. Sux (1-2)
    3 v. Orioles (1-2 against the 2nd place team in the AL East, at the time they played)
    2 v. Mariners (1-1)

    So in reality we went 1-6 against 2 very good teams and 4-3 against the others. I’m not counting the Sux as a decent team, but if you are, add them into the 1-6 list.

    Who was the weak opposition in your view?

    Brett, Mo, Joba, Alex, Swish, Chavy, DRob, Tex, Andy, CC, etc. are banged up long term or short term. Guys have been down and have gone down. Cory Wade’s implosion ended up hurting more than we realized at the time. With all of this, the Yankees are still in 1st place by 6 games.

    “It might not have changed the inning but it’s insane that Martin didn’t bunt with Ichiro on 1st base.”

    DEFINITELY that.

    The Yankees can play small ball. We’ve seen it. I definitely agree about Martin in the 3rd and I pray that Girardi opens his eyes to that stuff, especially when he has someone like Hernandez on the mound.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 4th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Not because I thought it was so good it bore repeating. Just that I think this makes it an easier read.

    “i think its great when people complain about the Yankees not teeing off on another teams #1 starter. like the Yankees are supposed to be the exception to Felix Hernandez being a dominant, front line starting pitcher”

    Definitely this.

    About Hernandez – “I told him it was probably the most impressive start that I’ve ever seen as a manager,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.

    Hardly faint praise.

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

    “The Yanks are 5-10 in their last 15 games, against some pretty weak opposition. That isn’t going to cut it.”

    Last 15 games -

    4 v. Oakland (0-4 against one of the hottest team in the majors)
    3 v. Mariners (2-1)
    3 v. Sux (1-2)
    3 v. Orioles (1-2 against the 2nd place team in the AL East, at the time they played)
    2 v. Mariners (1-1)

    So in reality we went 1-6 against 2 very good teams and 4-3 against the others. I’m not counting the Sux as a decent team, but if you are, add them into the 1-6 list.

    Who was the weak opposition in your view?

    Brett, Mo, Joba, Alex, Swish, Chavy, DRob, Tex, Andy, CC, etc. are banged up long term or short term. Guys have been down and have gone down. Cory Wade’s implosion ended up hurting more than we realized at the time. With all of this, the Yankees are still in 1st place by 6 games.

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

    “It might not have changed the inning but it’s insane that Martin didn’t bunt with Ichiro on 1st base.”

    DEFINITELY that.

    The Yankees can play small ball. We’ve seen it. I definitely agree about Martin in the 3rd and I pray that Girardi opens his eyes to that stuff, especially when he has someone like Hernandez on the mound.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 4th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I would take a Jacoby Ellsbury in an NYC heartbeat. He is the antithesis of the Suxian player.

  52. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The problem with Ellsbury is that they will be signing him in his 30s if they do sign him. They need to hope that Mason Williams or someone becomes their Ellsbury. They need another Cano, a guy that will play through his prime as a Yankee.

  53. blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I hate tipping my cap to pitchers….but Felix is one where that’s legit….today he was dominant and I’m not sure anybody would have scored on him……he doesn’t have the velocity he used to….but he’s turning in to Roy Hallday instead.

    Kuroda continues to be a very very good pitcher….they should already be feeling him out about another 1 year deal next year…..heck I’d go ahead and sign him to one now if he would.

    Go take the series tomorrow.

  54. igotid88 August 4th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    We’re going to have trade less of our good young hitters. Even the ones who can’t play the position well. Well maybe some of those.

  55. blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I talk about Ellsbury and how much I like his swing and skill set all the time…..but he gets hurt a lot, will be around 30 when he’s a FA and if he has a good season next year he’ll cost an awful lot……I like him a ton but I’m not sure he’s a guy I’d give big money to…..too much history of fragility

  56. blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    “They need another Cano, a guy that will play through his prime as a Yankee.”

    top 2 priorities this winter IMO 1) get Cano signed 2) get Justin Upton

  57. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    currently watching my cousin vinny….funny movie.

  58. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Tyler Austin 3 for 4, 2 2Bs 348 at Tampa. Just saying.

    Note – small sample size.

  59. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    “They need another Cano, a guy that will play through his prime as a Yankee.”

    top 2 priorities this winter IMO 1) get Cano signed 2) get Justin Upton
    ================
    is this possible considering our budget going forward?

  60. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Ellsbury is a good player, but as blake says, too much history of injury and in addition, he’s a Boras client.

  61. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    currently watching my cousin vinny….funny movie.

    Actually paid money to watch it on On Demand the other night as I couldn’t find a copyat the library. One that had passed me by…an American classic. Pesci is pure class.

  62. blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “is this possible considering our budget going forward?”

    yup….Upton’s AAV is only 8.5 million and they should have already figured on 20+ million for Cano…..they should get him signed this winter unless the price is ridiculous…..if Boras want 8+ years then I’d wait because you really aren’t getting any benefit from signing him early that way….

  63. blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    “Tyler Austin 3 for 4, 2 2Bs 348 at Tampa. Just saying”

    Austin has mashed every where he has played since the day he signed….they should get him to Trenton just as soon as they think he can handle it.

  64. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    …an American classic. Pesci is pure class.
    ==========================
    Don’t forget Marisa Tomei as Mona Lisa Vito and Fred Gwynne as the judge…

  65. ET August 4th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I’d take Ellsbury on a long term deal over Grandy, IMO

  66. blake August 4th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “I’d take Ellsbury on a long term deal over Grandy, IMO”

    I probably would too….but he’ll probably cost more than Grandy and I’m not sure either is a great idea on a long term deal.

  67. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    look for Jason Varitec to be next Mgr of the sox.

  68. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Austin has mashed every where he has played since the day he signed….they should get him to Trenton just as soon as they think he can handle it.

    ——–
    And he’s coming off a concussion, so I assume he’ll finish the season in Tampa.

  69. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    could see varitek as a soon to be replacement for one last ditch effort by the sox to make a wildcard.

  70. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Yanks need to shop Curtis this winter…….

  71. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Curtis didn’t roll over and didn’t bite on the CUs, today. I was much heartened.

  72. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Regardless of what happens tomorrow – and let’s face it, with Garcia starting it’s a crapshoot – four games in Detroit is going to be a real test of this team’s mettle. Tigers are pounding the Indians again tonight and I still think they’ll finish ahead of the Sox in the Central. Then it’s on to Toronto, where we never seem to play well. Going to be an interesting week!

  73. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    four games in Detroit is going to be a real test of this team’s mettle.
    ==========================
    we could finish the season playing 500 ball and the others will be hard pressed to catch us.

  74. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    we could finish the season playing 500 ball and the others will be hard pressed to catch us.
    ————–
    Ahem – Boston a year ago. Hmmm?

  75. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    This is a team that’s 5 and 10 in their last 15.

  76. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    are you saying we are akin to boston?
    they collapsed, we won’t.

  77. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I’ll take .500 ball right now.

  78. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Yankees should shop Curtis this winter.

  79. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    whether we limp in at a 500 clip or win 40 more games there will be skeptics saying we will go out in the 1st round.

  80. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    have a feeling tb will get hot so would like to keep taking series and insure 1st place.
    i think we are ready…

  81. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    are you saying we are akin to boston?
    they collapsed, we won’t.

    ———-
    I don’t think they’ll collapse because the pitching has been very good. The hitting needs a reality check. Detroit’s big park and RH pitching could put a whupping on the Yankees very easily.

  82. mick August 4th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    scherzer and fister give us a harder time than verlander
    detroit is a test for us as we always have a hard time with them in the playoffs
    a split there would be satisfying

  83. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Yep, a lot of warning track flyballs in that big stadium. “We’re a HR hitting ballclub.

  84. JobaTipsHisCap August 4th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    This game defines recent pathetic Yankee offense pretty well.

    Just pathetic.

  85. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    If they go .500 for the rest of the year they will only win 90 games. Not good enough. Though I think it would be in their best interest to not capture best record in the AL, if only because they would have to go on the road in the ALDS to open it up against the wildcard winner.

  86. jmills August 4th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Bo knows, Nobody snows what is going to happen :)

  87. mick August 4th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    dont both div winners open up on the road for the alds?

  88. blake August 4th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    my guess is Austin finishes the year at Tampa, starts 2013 and if he hits he’ll be at Trenton by midseason…..if he hits there he’s a phone call away from the show.

  89. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Bo knows, Nobody snows what is going to happen
    —————–
    How’s the humidex these days?

    I once spent 5 days in Toronto, my friends put me up – I couldn’t refuse. Third floor loft. I napped between four and four thirty every night.

  90. blake August 4th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    “Yanks need to shop Curtis this winter…….”

    you think the Dodgers would have interest?

  91. blake August 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I think the only way you consider trading Granderson is if you’ve replaced him in the lineup….either by Signing Melky/Hamilton or trading for Upton/Choo etc…..

  92. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Austin is the only player worth watching in the minors these days. The others are either hurt, marking time or backsliding.

  93. jmills August 4th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Bo knows, its pea soup up here – I feel soory for you!!!

  94. blake August 4th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Austin seems like a fast mover….he has been pretty much unphased by level jumps for the most part….that may change when he gets to AA as thats usually a big test…..but if he keeps on hitting they need to challenge him with that jump quickly…..

  95. jmills August 4th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Sorry, ” sorry. ” – sensitive blackberry.

  96. mick August 4th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    ok, best record gets the wc on the road…other 2 div winners play each other.

  97. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I’d rather play the white sox at home than play the angels or whomever on the road

  98. mick August 4th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    it is insane to have to go on the road…its only this year ?

  99. Bo knows August 4th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hold on – Melky Mesa, the at bat human motion machine, just had a HR and a bases loaded single. Be afraid Curtis, be very afraid.

  100. blake August 4th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    “I’d rather play the white sox at home than play the angels or whomever on the road”

    uhm yes

  101. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    it is insane to have to go on the road…its only this year ?

    Only this year.

  102. blake August 4th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Felix’s velocity is down over 2 mph from his Cy Young season and he might be having an ever better year this season……better K rate, better walk rater, better FIP than 2010

  103. mick August 4th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    not much of a reward for having best record but the incentive to finish 1st is still greater

  104. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Justin Maxwell 4 for 4 for Astros tonight with 2 HRs. Two bombs as well.

  105. Yanks78 August 4th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Eh, if they have the best record, they have a good chance to get picked off. Our record in LA is abysmal, like a .333 winning percentage since 07. It reduces our chances of going far in the playoffs.

    I’d rather play the White Sox/Tigers at home in round 1 then go to Texas in round 2. In a 7 game series, I actually prefer the 2-3-2 format and having 3 games at home. So I don’t see that as a disadvantage in a 7 game series.

    Give me the 2nd best record, nowhere near enough incentive to finish 1st. HFA against Texas doesn’t matter if they don’t get past LA, thus, maximize their chances of getting past the flukey 5 game series vs. LAA and take your chances in the ALCS with more margin for error.

  106. bruceb August 4th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Wow. Sox implode again as Mauer hits a three-run homer to make it 6-4 Twins. Puts our series loss at home to them in perspective.

  107. mick August 4th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Texas being in a stronger division could get pushed by Oak and LA to the best record.

  108. jmills August 4th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Should be interesting or else, we need Maxwell’s silver hammer.

  109. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Could not have happened to a worse guy in Aceves. I have never seen any pitcher b*tch more often about pitches that are not strikes than Aceves.

  110. Jerkface August 4th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Texas being in a stronger division could get pushed by Oak and LA to the best record.

    Or pulled down by Oak and LA to the not best record

  111. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    The only thing being in a tougher division does is make it more difficult for any one team to win that division.

    Who dreams this stuff up?

  112. waldo geraldo faldo August 4th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    *win that division and obtain the best record.

  113. Pat M. August 4th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Blake……I wonder if Curtis would give the home team Cubbies or Palehose a discount

  114. igotid88 August 5th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    they should just bring up the young hitters. Bryce and Trout are 20 and under

  115. jmills August 5th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Jf – hilarious

  116. Yanks78 August 5th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    “they should just bring up the young hitters. Bryce and Trout are 20 and under”

    If Harper and Trout were Yankees, they’d still be in AA.

  117. jacksquat August 5th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    vs rhp

    Chavez: .289/.356/.528/.884

    Ibanez: .253/.315/.489/.804

    Chavez’ HR rate is actually higher as well.

    Chavez should be hitting ahead of Ibanez.

  118. jacksquat August 5th, 2012 at 1:20 am

    We don’t have prospects on the level of Trout or Harper. They are both first round picks. Mason Williams was a 4th rounder, Tyler Austin 13th round.

    Trout at 19 (a year younger than Williams and Austin are now) in AA hit .326/.414/.544. In AAA this year before callup he hit .403/.467/.623.

    Of course I still like our guys.

  119. ron August 5th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Anybody hear from gb7 ????

  120. jmills August 5th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Ron,…..no, but we’re all pushing a ton of good energy behind him.

  121. ron August 5th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    jmills

    Thanks.

    Really prey that he is ok.

    Only a few things would keep him away,and i’m hoping that his computer got unplugged,and he’s too stupid too solve the problem.

  122. jmills August 5th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Ron, you’ve got it right my friend :)

  123. ron August 5th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Anyways,off to work.

    Later.

  124. blake August 5th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I dont want to trade for Felix anymore ….hed cost too much in dollars and prospects when the two are combined…..but man is he good.

    Hes went from a power pitcher who was dominat throwing 96 to a RoY halladay clone who works in the low 90s and just carves you up.

    Ive thought that the decreased Velo is a bad sign…..that he was wearing down …..after sering him yesterday I think it may just be an evolution …..a betger way to pitch that will serve him longer in his career……he can still touch 95 when he needs to……but he doesnt need to often…..he just that good.

    So Im content to wait until hes a FA at 28……when Hal can claim they dont have the monstrous to sign him and he can go to the Dodgers or Angels or Tigers or even stay in Seattle……..

  125. blake August 5th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Money to sign him * nice autocorrect

  126. pat August 5th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Alex may be the 2nd best QB in NY. :wink:

    “Note to Rex Ryan: A-Rod threw pretty strong spirals about 40 yards.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....-1.1129236

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