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Game 129: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (74-54)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Steve Pearce DH
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Ichiro Suzuki LF

RHP Phil Hughes (12-11, 4.15)
Hughes vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (57-70)
Rajai Davis LF
Colby Rasmus CF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Adam Lind DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Yorvit Torrealba C
Mike McCoy 2B
Moises Sierra RF
Adeiny Hechavarria 3B

LHP Ricky Romero (8-11, 5.63)
Romero vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Actually feels very nice outside. Clear sky. Wind blowing out to right a little bit.

UMPIRES: HP Ed Hickox, 1B Chris Conroy, 2B Mark Carlson, 3B Angel Hernandez

TOUGH LOSS: According to Elias, Monday’s loss was the Yankees first home loss in a game they led by two or more runs with two outs in the ninth since August 18, 2000 against the Angels when the Yankees led 8-3 after the eighth and allowed five runs in the ninth, including a game-tying three-run homer by Mo Vaughn off Mariano Rivera. The Yankees lost 9-8 in 11.

GUEST OF HONOR: Uganda’s Little League World Series Team, the first-ever team from Africa to participate in the LLWS, will be the Yankees’ guest tomorrow.?As part of their visit, the Ugandan team will be on-field for Yankees batting practice and participate in roll call in Section 203 at the start of the game.

ON THIS DATE: Happy birthday today to three members of the 1977 World Series championship Yankees: Ron Guidry (1950), Lou Piniella (1943) and Mike Torrez (1946).

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: Hughes is through five innings scoreless. Of course, the Yankees only hit of the day is a leadoff single by Jeter. Four of their first seven hitters have struck out.

UPDATE, 8:03 p.m.: Swisher stays hot with a two-out RBI single in the third. Now the Yankees need Cano to come through against a left-hander, something he’s had a surprisingly hard time doing this season.

UPDATE, 8:22 p.m.: Granderson’s sac fly went to deep center field, scoring Pearce who got into scoring position in the first place by taking second base on a ball in the dirt. The Yankees are scratching out their runs today and they lead 2-0 heading into the fifth.

UPDATE, 8:31 p.m.: Hughes gives up a lot of home runs, we all know that, but a solo shot to Adeiny Hechavarria? That’s ugly. One of the worst hitters in the big leagues took Hughes deep to cut the Yankees lead to 2-1. Even so, Hughes has pitched well tonight.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Hughes has run into some trouble, but he’s getting away with it. In the sixth he walked two batters, gave up a deep fly ball and let Escobar hit a rocket line drive to second base. Yet he managed to get three outs — Cano turned the line drive into a double play — and he’s through the sixth inning with a 2-1 lead.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: Good, quick seventh inning for Hughes. That’s probably it for him, and it’s hard to be disappointed by one run through seven innings.

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217 Responses to “Game 129: Yankees vs. Blue Jays”

  1. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Go Huuuuuughes! Go Yanks!

  2. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Wager on how many changeups Phil throws?

  3. Villa Nova-Ya August 28th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    What was written on the t-shirt ARod was wearing for BP? I think Andy was wearing the same one.

  4. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Was Rauschenberg a dumpster diver?

  5. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Villa, rehab sucks? ;)

  6. J. Alfred Prufrock August 28th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Hughes pitched a nice game last outing. Hopefully, he’ll get some run support tonight. Cashman does seem to have a certain fondness for Hughes. I’m grateful for small things these days ;).

    Good one.

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock August 28th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    yankeefem – if you mean the painter, LOFL.

  8. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Tonight is an important game. We could gain a game on the Orioles if Chris Sale shows up as expected.

  9. Benny Blanco August 28th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    What are the chances phil gives up a homerun tonight? 60 percent?

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 28th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    “According to Elias, Monday’s loss was the Yankees first home loss in a game they led by two or more runs with two outs in the ninth since August 18, 2000 against the Angels when the Yankees led 8-3 after the eighth and allowed five runs in the ninth, including a game-tying three-run homer by Mo Vaughn off Mariano Rivera. The Yankees lost 9-8 in 11.”

    Talk about eerie similarities. Three-run homer off the closer in the 9th. One-run loss. In the 11th. But here’s the good news. Yanks won the WS in 2000! #28 on the way!

    :)

  11. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Toronto has only two lefties in lineup…

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock August 28th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    YF, he threw a healthy amount last outing. Be back later, or tomorrow.

  13. Villa Nova-Ya August 28th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Yankeefeminista

    LOL

    But it looked motivational. Front had Yankees and beneath it a circle with what looked lime 1 and the symbol for degree. Then three words on the back. I could not red the three words in between Alex’s swings!

  14. J. Alfred Prufrock August 28th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    YF, please send the primo my regards, if he shows up. I saw him in last thread and said hello, but he had split. Thanks.

    Later.

  15. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    4 game hit streak. No necessity to say this, yet it is said every damn time.

  16. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Villa, I would think definitely motivational in spite of my little joke. :)

    Pruf, will do.

  17. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    And yes, Pruf, Rauschenberg the artist. FTR, he actually did do some baseball-themed art pieces.

  18. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    So Rasmus’ 2 for 23 slump made his home run startling? There ya go, Michael Kay. You’re a genius.

  19. I Am Winning August 28th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    8 pitch walk to the first batter of the game. Baseball is not easy.

  20. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Way to go.

  21. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Major League hitters will strike themselves out on pitches out of the strike zone says Leiter. Do you have any statistical evidence of that Leiter?

  22. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Without Teixeira, he plays Nix rather than Chavez because of the stupid matchups. We need as many pro hitters as possible without Teix.

  23. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    correction: pitches out of the strike zone than anything else.

  24. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Go Jeet!

  25. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Atta boy!

  26. tomingeorgia August 28th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Let’s go boys. Start us up.
    Thank you!

  27. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Alfred, lost track of you the other night, sorry to lose your presence. Great evening everybody! In the garden with Peggy Lee :)

  28. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Good luck, good game, jmills!

  29. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Grrr and Nicky strikes out on the change.

  30. luis August 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Oh frack!!!

    Missed my Primo by a hair… JAP, it is awesome to see you around!! … You have been sorely missed my friend.

    Hope to see you in the post game thread at some point, in any case, I will e-mail you either tomorrow or thursday.

    Go Yankees!!!

  31. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    That was stupid to send Jeter with a pitcher with good off speed pitches on the mound. Everyone knows that Swisher can’t hit off speed pitches.

  32. luis August 28th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hello YF!

    Good to see you around too ;)

  33. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Why can’t Hughes ever get a pitcher’s umpire?

  34. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Luis, where’ve you been?

  35. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    YF-good game and no friggin’injuries,…the eighties were never like this – was it all the snow raining in Tim’s pocket?

  36. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Sir Luis, all is swell I trust.

  37. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Great to see one of the best hitters, Granderson, batting 6th behind Russ of the sub .200 average and Steve Pearce. You always want your best hitters to get as many at bats as possible.

  38. luis August 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Mostly hit and run posts YF… I have been really busy and wanted to take a little break from the blog. You haven’t been around either my friend, I hope you guys show up more often.

  39. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Was that a cutter?

  40. jackamir August 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Hughes is challenging the Jays. I hope he doesn’t tire and lose location…. Hi Y’all—–Lets go Yanks!!!!!

  41. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    luis, I too have been very busy and especially needed a break. Good to see you too!

  42. blake August 28th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Did Hughes just throw an 82 mph curveball? That almost looked like a slider…..nasty whatever it was.

  43. luis August 28th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Sir Jmills!

    Tonight we are in opposite sides, but you are always welcome on this parts sir.

    All is well, thanks for asking ;) I trust that everything is ok with your loved ones as well !

  44. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Looked more like a slider.

  45. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    “The book on Steve Pearce

    In nearly 600 innings [at first], he has been credited with four Defensive Runs Saved, 30 Good Fielding Plays and 15 Defensive Misplays & Errors (Good Plays and Misplays are determined via video review, with plays classified into more than 80 different categories).

    For comparative purposes, Teixeira’s ratio of good plays to misplays is 69-to-14 this season. Nick Swisher’s is 18-to-4 in 250 innings at the position with the Yankees. Casey McGehee’s is 25-to-6 in nearly 550 innings in 2012.

    Pearce’s strength is taking a pitch on the inner half of the plate from a lefty and driving it. All six of his home runs over the past four seasons against left-handed pitching have come on pitches to that area.

    Historically, his weakness is against right-handed pitching (a .203 batting average in 251 at-bats since 2009) and when lefties work him on the outer-half of the plate. He does seem to have addressed the latter, reducing his outs-to-hits rate from 50-to-11 from 2009 to 2011 to 24-to-9 in 2012 on such pitches.”

  46. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Bo, that’s what gameday called it.

  47. blake August 28th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Bo,

    Yea it did…..it was pretty nasty

  48. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    It was a nasty pitch, regardless.

  49. blake August 28th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    That CU is why Romero has a reverse split and why this lineup is a bit strange against him….

  50. Benny Blanco August 28th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    terrible Ab by martin. Still cant believe we have a catcher Batting 194.

  51. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    What’d Russell K on? I keep looking down to post. Ugh.

  52. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Brilliant at bat for the #5 hitter Martin

  53. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Luis, yup, the kid is safe and sound :) tonight we indeed dine on opposite sides ( within reason ) thanks for the welcome!

  54. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    How’s Sale looking? That game’s on mlb net.

  55. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Bo, that’s what gameday called it.

    ————-
    Okay, I must know what I’m talking about. Yeah, riight.

  56. blake August 28th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Hughes cutter used to be like 86-88 and his CB is usually 75-77. That pitch was 82 mph and had a much sharper break so either he just rrally cut a CB loose or it was a slider piece…..which is cool.

  57. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    The thing is if Hughes resurrects a slider plus the CU, we have something, top end. That immediately makes Hughes formidable. That pitch made me sit up and take notice.

  58. mick August 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Why is Camden Yards not even 1/2 full when they are in a race?
    They don’t deserve it…

  59. blake August 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    .” That pitch made me sit up and take notice.”

    Me too

  60. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I have heard 3 different pronunciations of the batter that just struck out… by Kay thus far in the game.

  61. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Right it was too slow for his cutter and moved differently. He threw a pitch like that in his rehab starts, think he called it a curve…. but whatever it is it was nasty.

  62. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hey, there was another one.

  63. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    He just threw another. 83.

  64. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Chris Sale failed to show up tonight.

  65. yeayo August 28th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Hughes is going back to his slide piece. He used it two years ago and ditched it in favor of the cutter.

  66. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    waldo, score?

  67. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Davis is reaching base too much. He stinks.

  68. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Phil not exactly economical, but getting the job done so far.

  69. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Kay – “Andruw Jones is in a slump”

    A year long slump that is…

  70. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I am starting to believe that the O’s are more of a threat to the division title than Tampa. They hit much better than the Rays.

  71. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Villa, does the shirt say “Don’t give up?”

  72. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Ibanez and Chavez should be in the lineup over Jones and Nix. Girardi is so obsessed with the lefty righty matchup that he doesn’t even realize that lefties hit Romero much better. Sometimes he is just really stupid.

  73. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Andruw OPS’d over 1.000 in the second half last year… His ineptitude this year is pretty surprising… He is as worthless as possible now… Might as well put a lefty OF who can field out there like Dickerson even against LHP.

  74. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Kay – “Andruw Jones is in a slump”
    —————

    Yeah Martin too

  75. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Way back when – as in high school, apparently he had a pretty good slider, they made him put it away. This is an exciting development. Takes away all the two pitch starter, meme. Me squawking about the limited toolbox. I’m feeling very gruntled, about Hughes at this time. Huzzah

  76. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Nixy!

  77. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    3-0 Orioles.

  78. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    If Hughes could get batters to swing at that pitch Nix just swung and missed at he’ll be unstoppable

  79. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Why does Kay refuse to call Ichiro , Ichiro?? It is immensely annoying

  80. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    4-0 Orioles.

  81. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    4-0 O’s

  82. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I think it’s the hard curve he threw last year in rehab games and a little bit in August 2011. But either way, I like it.

  83. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Because Kay is the second most unprofessional broadcaster of all time.

  84. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Here comes a changeup in the dirt

  85. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Hard to understand why someone as mediocre as Kay is the NY Yankees play by play guy.

    Atta boy, Nicky!

  86. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Swish stays in the 2 hole for a while, I would say.

  87. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Swish! Sign this guy!

    Waldo, who is the most unprofessional ?? I can’t imagine

  88. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Damn that saved a run

  89. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Man, I watched the first two swings and was all set with “Swisher you putz” and then he put a really nice, controlled swing on the ball.

  90. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Al Leiter not having a good night in the booth. I usually like him but he has been off tonight

  91. mick August 28th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    swish carrying the team.

  92. mick August 28th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    i would play chavy at 3rd against the lefty tmw and dh jeter.
    sit jones , try pearce at 1st or OF…screw the platoon.

  93. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    K Atta boy, Phil!

  94. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    499th K for Hughes

  95. mick August 28th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    how many CU’s for Phil?

  96. blake August 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Me thinks Toreealba was looking curveball.

  97. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    blake, definitely or he could have clocked that.

  98. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Pearce is a BOSS, nice walk!

  99. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Too bad Russell is up now.

  100. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I believe, 7, all to lefties. But I am not keeping track.

  101. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    How’d Pearce get on? Walk?

  102. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Russell did his job, so did Grandy.

  103. Pat M. August 28th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Yo ButtSmacker, take your head out of your buttSmacker…………Too bad your here to bring us down…..

  104. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Yes, a walk.

  105. mick August 28th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    small ball, love it…

  106. blake August 28th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Small ball! Great job hitting behind the runner and not striking out by Martin…..great job hitting the fly ball and not striking out by Granderson.

  107. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Pat M, it’s just B.S. !

  108. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    YF
    Pearce walked and got to second on a pitch in the dirt.

  109. mick August 28th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    jones misses by a foot…please sit him.

  110. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    If you can’t have lunch, at least grab a sandwich. Oh yeah.

  111. jackamir August 28th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Chi Sox –No hits through 4. I’m putting the Kibosh on the Orioles…

  112. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    That White Sox broadcaster

  113. mick August 28th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    something wrong here…place is dead.

  114. jacksquat August 28th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Gameday is calling it a cutter. I think it’s too slow and breaks too much for it to be a cutter from Hughes. It’s either a slider or a s!utter.

  115. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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

    Yo ButtSmacker, take your head out of your buttSmacker…………Too bad your here to bring us down…..
    ———————————————
    Too bad YOU’RE here to bring us down with your awful grammar.

  116. jacksquat August 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That one they called a slider.

  117. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Gotcha Waldo. Not a big fan of Harrelson either

    Hurricane Issac made landfall. God bless the people of LA

  118. blake August 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Jones looks like he did last spring ….bat just dragging through the zone.

  119. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Another two out, two strike run surrendered.

  120. tomingeorgia August 28th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Mr. mick,
    After that HR, the place will liven up with bad company, guarantee.

  121. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Good old home run ball

  122. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Thought he would throw a curve or change there. Why didn’t Martin call for one?

  123. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The Ugandan little league team will be at the stadium tomorrow. What a good story they are. It’s just a shame they don’t have better equipment back home. Some of them had never worn cleats before Williamsport

  124. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Missed that whole inning. What was the HR pitch? Thanks for earlier info.

  125. astrocityfan August 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Hughes back in form I see

  126. Pat M. August 28th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    The 1-2 pitch was too up as Phil missed the location that Russell was seeking……

  127. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Perhaps Swish can continue to carry the offense along with Jeter.

  128. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Cano’s lack of clutch hitting continues. Awful result with a 2-0 count in his favor. Really quite shocking, he was great with RISP last year.

  129. The Return of Stoneburner August 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Ouch – Cash taking off the gloves – - – -

    “In Melky’s case, I think I said in the New York Times article, recently in June, they asked me about him, that when we traded him we had him as (a) low-end, every-day regular or an excellent fourth outfielder,” Cashman said. “And that shows where we thought his ceiling was. As you know, he was starting for us in the World Series, but we had him as a low-end, every-day guy, not a National League MVP candidate. So I wasn’t surprised.”

  130. jacksquat August 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Heh, yeah, Melky’s not coming back.

  131. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    There’s the game, what happens?

  132. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Where are these pitches?

  133. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Where are these pitches?
    ——————–
    The 1-0 curve in particular was right down the middle.

  134. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hughes wasn’t missing by much

  135. jackamir August 28th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Trouble on River Ave…

  136. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    It’s time to pull Hughes. He is done.

  137. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Phew.

  138. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    What a play by Cano!!!

  139. LGY August 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t think you can really call Hechavarria one of the worst hitters in the big leagues after only 15 games.

  140. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Yes! Great play by Robi.

  141. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Nice throw by Cano. I hope Girardi goes to the bullpen to start the 7th inning.

  142. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Robbie! Sure is great for a lazy second baseman (:

  143. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Great play Robbie.

    Colby Rasmus showed off his IQ of 58… As bonehead as it gets.

  144. LGY August 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Don’t think we are going to hear any Hughes is unlucky comments tonight.

  145. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    If blood is brown, Hughes is seriously injured? Woah

  146. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Double play. Ca-Yes. Now score Hughes some runs. I don’t trust the bullpen.

  147. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    “Robbie! Sure is great for a lazy second baseman (:”

    Yeah did you notice that throw, he didn’t even take a step. That is lazy! :wink:

  148. blake August 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Cano’s arm strength once again likely saved runs…..

  149. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Russ swinging for the fence again.

  150. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I do not like the I told you so’s. I am happy Cano made a terrific play. It does not mean he hustles or tries his hardest all the time.

  151. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Did that half inning even occur?

  152. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    LGY says:

    August 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Don’t think we are going to hear any Hughes is unlucky comments tonight.
    ——————-

    That 1 inning. And was only hit hard once that inning

  153. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    “Don’t think we are going to hear any Hughes is unlucky comments tonight.”

    Curious as to why you would post this?

  154. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    On Saturday, call up Dickerson, park Grandy’s butt on the bench for a few day, see if he can regroup. He’s not doing anyone any good right now. Tired and lost.

  155. ButtSmacker August 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Nice August for the Grandy Man: .195/.280/.402/.682

  156. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    In 3 of his 4 starts vs the Blue Jays. Hughes has given up 2 er or less and is 0-1. We’ll find out what it will be after tonight.

  157. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    That was strike 3

  158. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    That was strike 3.

  159. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    That is the 6th different pronunciation of Hechavarria by Kay tonight.

  160. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Huuuughes!

  161. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Good pitching performance tonight from Hughes.

  162. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Nice work, Phil. Way to finish with the 500th.

  163. Nick in SF August 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I wonder how many batters have hit their first major league home run off of Phil Hughes.

    It’s his bugaboo™.

  164. jacksquat August 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Good job Hughes.

  165. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    pretty darn good outing by Hughes.

  166. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    500k for Huuuuuuuughes

  167. Pat M. August 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Hughes will win 16 and his ERA will be south of 4.00…..Hell, he’ll be second across the board on the club this season………

  168. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    ERA down to 4.02

  169. Bo knows August 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Boy, he was shakey at the end there. I was puckering up to G.

  170. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    some insurance runs would be nice…..I hope Alex’s wrist is ok because man do they need him.

  171. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I just have never seen anybody be able to flip a baseball on a dime as far and as effortlessly as Cano can…..he just has unreal body control and arm speed…..and for a 2B it’s just unheard of

  172. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    swing hard and maybe you’ll make contact Andrew

  173. The Return of Stoneburner August 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    The clinic – David Adams with another 2b and HR tonight

  174. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Jones is cooked. I think his knees are hurting more than he’s letting on.

  175. mick August 28th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    we won’t be seeing much of jones come sept.

  176. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Austin is hitting .336 at Tampa….hits everywhere

  177. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Pat M. August 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    Hughes will win 16 and his ERA will be south of 4.00…..Hell, he’ll be second across the board on the club this season………
    —————-

    Hopefully he’ll win 16. We’ll have to wait if he gets the win tonight.

  178. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I would hope these last few starts will get people off Hughes back for a couple of starts.

  179. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    “I just have never seen anybody be able to flip a baseball on a dime as far and as effortlessly as Cano can…..he just has unreal body control and arm speed…..and for a 2B it’s just unheard of”

    +1

    I can say without hesitation that he is my all time favorite player to watch turning the DP.

  180. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I was going to say before you have to have Robertson pitch.

  181. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    “I can say without hesitation that he is my all time favorite player to watch turning the DP.”

    there are faster guys making the pivot with their hands….but Robbie’s arm just more than makes up for it…..he can just do stuff that other guys can’t.

  182. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Romero has been positively terrible this year and of course he throws well tonight…..or is the Yankee offense that bad vs LHP? Hard to tell……

  183. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Easy inning

  184. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    DRob didn’t even have to break a sweat!

  185. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Hughes didn’t even have his best fastball. Probably avg 91. Someone will have to check that

  186. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    DRob is starting to get his mojo back….and that’s very good news.

  187. RYUKINGDOM August 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    We are really witnessing how valuable Swisher is.

  188. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    The 9th inning is going to be scary. Probably no soriano, logan warming up. Maybe the offense can actually score another run.

  189. Against All Odds August 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I would hope these last few starts will get people off Hughes back for a couple of starts

    ————-

    No one is on his back

  190. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    How come thats a strike now?

  191. waldo geraldo faldo August 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    There is a large monkey on his back. Name’s Bobo.

  192. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “Hughes didn’t even have his best fastball. Probably avg 91. Someone will have to check that”

    that’s about what he throws now…..Avg velo this year is about 92…..but he has some deception and hitters just don’t react to his fastball like it’s 92….if there was no radar gun you’d think Hughes averaged 94 or 95 by the way the hitters react…..when he locates that and has a workable CB and CU he’s very effective…..the handful of sliders he threw today were very interesting….something to follow….1 of them in particular looked real good.

  193. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource

    Phil Hughes has 19 starts where he’s allowed 3ER or less. For all the punches thrown his way, he’s been pretty good.

  194. Captain Clutch August 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Soriano pitching 3 days in a row. Ouch. He had nothing yesterday.

  195. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I would like an insurance run please

  196. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    that’s a nasty hook

  197. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    gotta untuck this one tonight Sori….need it.

  198. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Dos mas Sori!

  199. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Sori didn’t seem to have the usual movement yesterday. Today, it’s sinking better.

  200. GoldGlove9486 August 28th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Love that Kay is fooling around during a critical ninth inning. Stop tweeting.

  201. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Good one for Romero! Nice game.

  202. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Against All Odds August 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I would hope these last few starts will get people off Hughes back for a couple of starts

    ————-

    No one is on his back
    ——————-

    How many times are people are going to say he has to prove himself tonight, or this month, or these next few starts. “I don’t know if I want him in the PS rotation”? He’s up he’s down. he’s inconsistent.

    Then you see this stat

    Yankeesource ?@YankeeSource

    Phil Hughes has 19 starts where he’s allowed 3ER or less. For all the punches thrown his way, he’s been pretty good.

    And he’ll get the same if he loses his next start.

  203. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Uno mas!

  204. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Slider is nasty tonight.

  205. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Uno mas!

  206. Against All Odds August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Thee Untuck

  207. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Untuck

  208. 4 NYY August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Definitely better tonight !

    UNTUCK !!!

  209. Nick in SF August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Maybe he needs to blow one every once in a while to get his mojo back.

  210. yankeefeminista August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Untuck!

  211. TheStraw August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Clean inning Untuck!

  212. Yogi Mantle August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    That was a pretty angry UNTUCK!

  213. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Nice 1 run, low scoring game!

  214. jmills August 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Congrats Yankee fans! Great closer you have there!!!

  215. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    “Hughes didn’t even have his best fastball. Probably avg 91. Someone will have to check that”

    that’s about what he throws now…..Avg velo this year is about 92…..but he has some deception and hitters just don’t react to his fastball like it’s 92….if there was no radar gun you’d think Hughes averaged 94 or 95 by the way the hitters react…..when he locates that and has a workable CB and CU he’s very effective…..the handful of sliders he threw today were very interesting….something to follow….1 of them in particular looked real good.
    ——–

    Yea but he’ll usually throw in a few 93-94s. I think one was 89.

  216. blake August 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    This was a statement start by hughes…..the offense did nothing and he stepped up and shut it down……by time by Phil

  217. Tar August 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry jmills :sad:

    But I sure hope you win tomorrow

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