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Game 131: Orioles at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Aug 31, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (75-55)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix DH

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (12-9, 2.98)
Kuroda vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (72-58)
Nick Markakis RF
J.J. Hardy SS
Nate McLouth LF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Chris Davis DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Omar Quintanilla 2B
Manny Machado 3B

RHP Miguel Gonzalez (5-3, 3.66)
Gonzalez vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: It’s hot. That is all for now.

UMPIRES: HP Dan Bellino, 1B Mike Estabrook, 2B Jerry Layne, 3B Bill Miller

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: The Yankees are in the midst of a stretch of 22 straight games vs. AL East opponents (8/27-09/20). If they want to lock up the division, this is the time to do it.

SEPTEMBER’S CALLING: No matter the outcome of tonight’s game, the Yankees will be in first place when the calendar turns to September tomorrow. They have made the postseason each of the last 15 times they have been in first place on Sept. 1.

DON’T YA KNOW?: Robinson Cano is batting .385 (10 for 26) over his last seven games, with seven of those hits going for extra bases (five doubles, two home runs).

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

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Not a great start here for Kuroda. Jones and Wieters led off the second with back-to-back singles, which were followed by a sac fly from Davis and a two-run blast from Reynolds. Just like that, it’s 3-0 Orioles.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: Jeter led off the bottom of the fourth with a single to give the Yankees their first baserunner off of Gonzalez, but he was left stranded there. Kuroda has settled down to retire eight straight since the homer, but the Yankees haven’t been able to get anything going offensively. The O’s still have a 3-0 lead.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Hardy just padded the O’s lead with a solo shot in the top of the sixth to make it 4-0. Meanwhile, Gonzalez is dealing. The Yanks have only mustered one hit off of him, and he already has seven strikeouts. Not only is he getting some bad swings, but he’s getting ahead and putting the Yankees away. His pitch count is very low through five innings at only 55.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: The Yankees just wasted their best opportunity of the night in the bottom of the sixth. Ichiro singled and Nix walked, setting the table for the 1-2-3 hitters. But Jeter grounded into a fielder’s choice, Swisher struck out (for the third time tonight) and Cano ill-advisedly swung at the first pitch he saw, popping out to third.

 
 

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468 Responses to “Game 131: Orioles at Yankees”

  1. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Go Kuroda-San! Go Yanks!

  2. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    May the less sucky team prevail!!!

  3. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I am not seeing that Balt. lineup.

  4. jackamir August 31st, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Lets go Yankees– Get it done, play hard and play with confidence because you know you are the better team and you’re at home. Big stage, big game, big series & you have to come up big.

  5. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Dickerson hasn’t tweeted in 3 hours, he will be up tmw.

  6. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    big, big, big, big, big…..

  7. luis August 31st, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Go Hiroki san! Go Yankees!

  8. Ys Guy August 31st, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  9. LGY August 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Why is Ichiro in RF and Ibanez in LF?

  10. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Let’s go, boys. Play tonight, win tonight!

  11. Ys Guy August 31st, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    black unis suck! only crappy teams wear em.

  12. luis August 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Good cal Ump

  13. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Beautiful

  14. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    McClouth hitting 3rd?
    This still looks like a 500 team to me.

  15. jackamir August 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    So far, so good!!!! Lets score early ‘n often……

  16. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Nice, Hiroki!

  17. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Go Jeet!

  18. jackamir August 31st, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    ARod is 0-1 leading off the game for Tampa—Aardsma starting…

  19. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I wonder if the O’s have as many fans watching on TV as the Yanks have in the Stadium.

  20. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    aardsma stopped tweeting?

  21. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    the O’s have fans?

  22. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Cano just missed that….out in front just a hair

  23. luis August 31st, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    That’s a good piece of hitting from Jones…I am surprised

  24. Ys Guy August 31st, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    settle down, get the out at 2nd.

  25. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Wieters always kills the Yankees.

  26. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Costner in the crowd today. Last time he pitched here, he demolished the Yankees. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig)

  27. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Ibanez is such a noodle arm.

  28. LGY August 31st, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Is Ibanez not comfortable in RF or something? What am I missing here?

  29. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Hiroki’s control seems a little off thus far..

  30. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Crap. Digging out of a hole again.

  31. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    The way that the Yanks are hitting this is like a 10-0 lead for the O’s.

  32. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    fundamentals. poor baseball. throw goes to 2nd.
    substantive enuf?

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Just got back in.

    GO HIROKI!!!

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO JAYS!!!

    I think it’s good to remember that the Orioles have always played the Yankees tough, even when they had far less formidible teams. So that they score runs off us isn’t necessarily a new thing. Hiroki has to hold it here and the Yanks offense has to get into gear.

    Later.

  34. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    These guys are, unfortunately, good. C’mon, guys!

  35. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    This team is awful.

  36. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks Michael Kay for recap-ing what we all just saw. That’s the only thing he can do. That, and telling us what happened in 1997

  37. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    5 days off again for Kuroda, last time he also had a bad 1st.
    Substance.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    By the way, Jones is one of the O’s best hitters. No surprise to see him hit.

  39. The Return of Stoneburner August 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Dang – first C.C. on Wed – now Kuroda – two aces not stepping up right now – - – -

  40. Ace August 31st, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Another great start. Tied by Sun night. Wow

  41. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Plenty of time..get ‘em back.

  42. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I wouldn’t be surpised if the Yanks are fighting for the wild card at the end of September. The Rays starting pitching is really good and the Yanks have a ton of issues.

  43. egk August 31st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Kuroda certainly has set a tone anyway. Hopefully the offense can answer back. They look like a sub .500 team now and are pretty close to that for the second half

  44. Ace August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This has been an epic choke. We were up 10 games

  45. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    No surprise as Jones is a star.
    (no substance)

  46. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    OK Boys and Girls the game and season is over. The team is the walking dead and it has ZERO to do with Arod or Tex. It is about a total lack of motivation. Watching them is sickening. Cano is a spoiled punk, Swisher is a clown and CC is a fat useless pig.

    Enjoy the game.

  47. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    They’re out early tonight, Trisha…as expected.

  48. Ys Guy August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    @Q#%^&EWR#TQ%$$*^*(^*&(#W%$TQET*&%()(*&#$^#$^*)%R^%*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Ace- Yes worse choke ever. They dont care though

  50. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    word of optimism by myky

  51. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    An unusual bad play by Chavez in not cutting that throw off. I think they had a chance at Wieters.

  52. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    now what ys just said has substance

  53. WMD August 31st, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    and collapse continues

  54. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    the games seem too long for the Yanks.

  55. Niblick August 31st, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Will Binder Joe go if they crap away a 10 game lead and don’t make the playoffs?

  56. Carlo August 31st, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Stadium is abuzz tonight. Supposedly the rolls are fantastic with some special rolls that are just dynamite.

  57. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I have 100% confidence that the Yanks can score 3 runs in this series.

  58. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    how about 3 in this game?

  59. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Its the second inning, you spoiled negative jerks. At least give “your team” a chance to come back before you start burying them.

  60. luis August 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    I have 100% confidence that the Yanks can score 3 runs in this series.

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

    Really? ;)

  61. Ys Guy August 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    i have to load up the car and head for bradley beach. ill have to listen to suzyn and john the rest of the way.

    im pissed!

    everyone have a good night.

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  62. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    at least phelps goes tmw.

  63. luis August 31st, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Good night Y’s

  64. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    “To think, when he went down, he was on a 6 game hit streak.” Kenny on ARod.

    WOW! A 6 game hit streak. LOOK OUT Joe D!

  65. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I thought this being a big series had potential to wake the Yankees up, obviously still early but we still look lifeless. Hard to watch right now…

  66. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    The Yanks will win this game.

  67. luis August 31st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I am out too…Have a good one

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    See ya Ys Guy. Have a great time. We know you are definitely here in spirit.

    GONZALEZ IS PITCHING A NO HITTER.

  69. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    This team has ended their season a couple months early.

  70. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I think Im going to have a talk with invisible Brian Cashman.

  71. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    right now phelps and hughes are our best pitchers (substance)

  72. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Yanks offense needs to pick up Kuroda tonight. He’s been pitching great most of the season & assuming Kuroda can hold it here, the offense need to pick him up tonight and score some runs.

  73. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    The lineup was bad with Tex and Arod. Now you take those 2 out and the offense is really going to struggle. You can only have some many bench players in the lineup before it really hurts. Now they are asking Jeter, Cano and Swisher to carry them, with a hit here and there from Chavez, Ichiro and Ibanez. It’s hard to score a lot of runs that way.

  74. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    What is this? A premature, Vulture Fest?

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    “I have 100% confidence that the Yanks can score 3 runs in this series.”

    In this series? How about in this game?

    :)

  76. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    luis, gone so soon? (no substance?)

  77. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Straw

    Just think of that post by myky as comic relief. It takes special talent to be that wrong. :D

    Blake

    Going out on a limb with 3 whole runs huh.

  78. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    fans are quitting on their team and leaving in droves leaving only those with substance.

  79. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Mick

    stalking again?

  80. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Kuroda can shut it down the rest of the way……hopefully he will and the Yanks can get enough walks and homers to win

  81. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    “In this series? How about in this game?”

    Less than 100%

  82. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    eastwood was hilarious last night….won the election for romney

  83. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I hope they lose 12 nothing, get no hit and Joba the fat has to mop up. Then maybe just maybe Jeter will get off his ass and act like the Captain. I have never heard of him doing anything captain like. During 2004 he did not say a word to the team. That is a fact confirmed in Clueless Joes book.

  84. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    i dont call it stalking tar

  85. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Tar,

    I like to take risks ;)

  86. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    joba the fat?

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    “Less than 100%”

    :lol:

  88. Niblick August 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Can’t wait for the post-game excuse. It was just one bad pitch.

  89. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Cannon Cano

  90. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Invisible Brian Cashman just told me to shut up.

  91. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This game is not over. The Yankees average 3.73 run/support in Kuroda’s games so if the Orioles don’t score again, the Yankees win 3.73 to 3.0. I think I’m correct! :)

  92. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    blake did he tell you to do something to yourself?

  93. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Yeesh, the kvetch brigade, the chicken little losers. See you in the seventh inning.

  94. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Costner is the man….

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Okay, here’s some hopeful prognostication. By the 5th or 6th inning, Gonzalez loses it. He loads the bases and one of the Yanks hits a granny.

  96. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    why did the liberals think clint hurt romney with his invisible chair routine?

  97. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    This poor guy, Russell. Nothing he can do.

  98. blake August 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    “blake did he tell you to do something to yourself?”

    Not yet…..I havent really prodded him yet…..its coming.

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    “This game is not over. The Yankees average 3.73 run/support in Kuroda’s games so if the Orioles don’t score again, the Yankees win 3.73 to 3.0. I think I’m correct! :)

    :D

  100. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    trisha, this team has quit. CC has quit. Only a handful of players have not quit.

  101. jackamir August 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Lets pick it up posters. Its not over til its ova!!!! We need some positive vibes…..

  102. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Ump has very large strike zone.

  103. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    “See you in the seventh inning.”

    Bo

    They usually slither away by then.

  104. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Mick

    cut the political crap, in fact just cut the crap period.

  105. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    mick says:
    August 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    why did the liberals think clint hurt romney with his invisible chair routine?
    ———————
    Perhaps because they showed poor judgement for allowing that trainreck to happen. The best part was when Clint was talking about family values. He has 7 kids with 5 different women, oh the irony.

  106. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I love the way you pop armchair hack psychologists speak to the motivation of guys who train most of the year. Have another potato chip.

  107. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    tar
    no

  108. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    The offense needs to wake up. I understand having injuries and all but they shouldn’t be this bad. There are too many innings this year where they look lost and clueless.

  109. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    “tar
    no”

    Toxic yes.

  110. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    They usually slither away by then.

    ————-
    That was kind of, same thinking.

  111. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    tar stop playing blog cop

  112. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    “tar stop playing blog cop”

    Stop being a toxic idiot

  113. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    before you know it tar will be blaming me for the death of LoHud.

  114. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    why did the liberals think clint hurt romney with his invisible chair routine

    ——-

    Hurt? probably not but it was weird and poorly done.

  115. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I would love them to hit rock bottom. Perfect game and laughing stock of baseball. CAshman is too busy fighting his stalker in court to even care. MAybe there are more employees for him to sexually harras and but new breasts for. Way to go Cash

  116. Ace August 31st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    This is depressing. Good thing Cashman got a bat

  117. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Mick, I thought Clint was brilliant.

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    waldo, this team hasn’t quit. They don’t have quit in them. They may be injured, they may be beat up and tired, but they have not quit.

    All it takes is one inning.

  119. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Don’t flatter yourself

  120. Ace August 31st, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    This team will be in third after the next ten days

  121. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    straw-indeed.
    great comedy.
    didn’t know he could be that funny.
    all ad-libbed.
    too political?

  122. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    150 roster moves for the O’s. Wonder how many the Yanks have made?

    Now let’s get some runs.

  123. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    “This is depressing. Good thing Cashman got a bat”

    As goes your pitching, so goes your team.

  124. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    The Yankees lineup really isn’t good right now…5-9 is absolutely brutal with Granderson in a slump also in the 4 hole.

  125. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    what precinct do you work for tar?

  126. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    hiroki did the exact same thing in his last start…off rhythm, 5 days off…CC Syndrome.

  127. jackamir August 31st, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Crooked number—Second time through the lineup.. Here we go Jete!!!!!

  128. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Mick, not for me…but then again, I’m probably one of the few who feels that the outcome of this election is a thousand times more important than the outcome of this game or this season.

  129. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I think Cash needed to make a bigger trade at the deadline. Maybe there wasn’t one out there though, who knows. But this roster is f’ed up. Sure they are in first, I know that, but with their payroll they had better be in first or near it.

    But damn, they are so old, and guys like Ibanez & Jones are getting way too much playing time. They are especially seeing too much time in the OF. Some of that is by necessity with the roster & Gardner getting hurt, but that’s why Cash needed to make a bigger move. And it’s not like they can just fall back on their pitching, CC has been hurt and less than dominant this year, who the hell knows about Pettitte, and Kuroda while very good is not an ace. Hughes or Nova would both be extremely unreliable in the playoffs. It all adds up to a very very shaky proposition for the postseason and I seriously doubt they’re going far this year. And to make matters worse, most of these issues will be present going forward next season.

    That being said, I still think they can hold on and win the division, and I hope they kick the **** out of the Orioles. I can’t stand Showalter.

  130. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I work special ops, stalker, toxic, idiot squad. You are high on the list.

  131. mick August 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Mick, not for me…but then again,
    ====================
    Straw, no I meant for tar, he doesn’t want to talk politics.

  132. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    Mick, not for me…but then again, I’m probably one of the few who feels that the outcome of this election is a thousand times more important than the outcome of this game or this season.
    ————————————————–

    Yeah how dare people on a baseball blog actually care about the outcome of this game.

  133. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Atta boy, Jeet.

  134. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    good start there… Jeter really is this lineup right now.

  135. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    tar, too bad, sounds like you lead a life of mediocrity with no substance

  136. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I can’t quote you the year or the exact stats, but when I mention this you’ll probably at least remember it happening. Yanks were up by something like 9.5 games one season and limped into the postseason. In fact I think they backed in that year at the last minute. They won the world series that year.

    Don’t indulge depression needlessly.

  137. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Tyler, I didn’t say that I didn’t care about the game.

  138. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Leave Tar alone… He is right in calling you out, this is a baseball blog…As for the trolling, he is right on point as well.

  139. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    GONZALEZ IS SHUTTING OUT THE YANKEES.

  140. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    “but then again, I’m probably one of the few who feels that the outcome of this election is a thousand times more important than the outcome of this game or this season.”

    Straw

    That is undoubtedly true, but this is not the place for it. There is no politics on this board.

  141. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    hi latke.

  142. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Just got back from an 8 day cruise……..it would be nice to get a win on the first night back……

  143. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    That being said, I still think they can hold on and win the division, and I hope they kick the **** out of the Orioles. I can’t stand Showalter.

    —————-
    Why would a Yankee fan hate Showalter? He was instrumental in creating the Yankee powerhouse and then for his efforts, had all his coaches fired on a whim by Big. Showalter resigned in protest, loyalty to his troops. Torre vultured in for the glory.

    For this, he gets hate?

  144. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    cmon Swish!!!

  145. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I would like to see Nunez DH some days and see how he hits. The Yanks really need some energy or someone else that can actually hit added to the lineup. They are asking Chavez and Ibanez to do much more than they are able to at this stage of their careers. I would also give Dickerson a chance over Jones. It’s very obvious to everyone besides Girardi and Cashman that Jones is finished.

  146. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Swish trying to do much.

  147. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Trisha-

    2000 season. 89-73, I believe. Beat Mets.

    Also, 1996, blew a 12 game lead and won division by 2.5 games and the series.

  148. Pat M. August 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Tricia….The year you referenced was 2000…….How are you toots ????

  149. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    straw-

    My comment was a little too harsh and I know you didn’t say that but you know nothing of what people on here feel about the election and most of us do care very much about those issues. We are just smart enough not to discuss religion or politics because it ends up going nowhere. That’s all.

  150. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Straw – GOOD JOB!!!

  151. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    That being said, I still think they can hold on and win the division, and I hope they kick the **** out of the Orioles. I can’t stand Showalter.

    —————-
    Why would a Yankee fan hate Showalter? He was instrumental in creating the Yankee powerhouse and then for his efforts, had all his coaches fired on a whim by Big. Showalter resigned in protest, loyalty to his troops. Torre vultured in for the glory.

    For this, he gets hate?
    ———————————————–

    I think it’s more his comments on Jeter that he made earlier in the year (or maybe last year).

  152. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Tyler, fair enough.

    Cano looks lost.

  153. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Cano’s recently found improved plate discipline has completely abandoned him. He looks awful at the plate.

  154. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    We are just smart enough not to discuss religion or politics because it ends up going nowhere.
    ===============
    sorta like the Montero talks…

  155. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    This team is done.

  156. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    this guy is killing us……

  157. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    The Yanks are introuble when Swish and Cano are swinging for homeruns. It’s really annoying when these guys start swinging for the fences instead of just going with the pitch. This looks like the October offense.

  158. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Bo,

    You might be right about some of that, but I still can’t stand the current version of Showalter. His lame cheap shot comments about the Yankees, his annoying face, it’s a combination of things. I think the Orioles have been playing over their heads most of the season (I will concede Showalter probably has something to do with that) and really & truly I just want the Yankees to put them in their place a little bit.

  159. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Pat M – you too! You guys have great memories. I remember Andy Pettitte losing to Baltimore, at Camden Yards, during that final losing run. That was a shocker because he basically owned Baltimore. The Yankees were pretty beat up.

  160. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    i know when i’m not wanted so i will leave you now
    its tar and latkes board , let them entertain you…

  161. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I would also like to see Nunez come up & get playing time. This team needs an injection of youth & energy in the worst way. Nunez would provide that.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    GO JAYS!!!!

    And go whoever is playing the Sux!!!

  163. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    haha so transparent.

    Dont let the door hit in

  164. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    mick, don’t you dare leave!

    I have the right to love both you and Tar – and I do. So please stay around.

  165. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    You might be right about some of that, but I still can’t stand the current version of Showalter. His lame cheap shot comments about the Yankees, his annoying face, it’s a combination of things.
    ========================
    maybe it’s his 70′s haircut, him and larussa….maybe it’s the 162 pitches he let coney throw?

  166. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Let Nick do entertaining…You suck big time at it.

  167. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    tar you want me to stay?
    trish too?
    ok…

  168. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    rude latke rude..

  169. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    :)

  170. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Ok, Hiroki now doing his part. Bats need to wake up.

  171. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    tar likes me, he really likes me…

  172. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    trish likes Taxi?

  173. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Showalter is doing a hell of a job and deserves respect. First he had to overcome his team’s awe of Boston and the Yankees. It’s called motivation. What’s to hate? The Baltimore team deserves respect. May the best team win.

    Swisher and Cano, as the leaders of this team, are swinging out of their jocks in the fourth inning. Full value game.

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    It’s great to retire a ton of batters in a row, but it’s not so great to put your offense in a hole, especially an offense this looks pretty beat up right now. If only our starters could go 5 or 6 innings without giving up any runs, we might be able to go on a good run.

  175. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    This is the inning that they must do something.

  176. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Let me get this right. We are counting on two players who make over 50 million dollars who hit a combined .260 and show off with some big homers every so often to save us.

    Hahahahahah

  177. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    have fun all…

  178. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    It would be nice to win tonight with Chen pitching tomorrow. He has been really good and the lineup has so many lefties so they will probably struggle against him.

  179. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    “Showalter is doing a hell of a job and deserves respect. First he had to overcome his team’s awe of Boston and the Yankees. It’s called motivation. What’s to hate? The Baltimore team deserves respect. ”

    Not a question. Showalter turned around a team with a losing record and in a season and a half brought them to this.

  180. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Gonzalez is making us look really mediocre

  181. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    We’re getting shut down by this no name guy.

  182. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Despite the Orioles turnaround and Showalter’s hand in it, I still think they have been over performing and it will catch up with them. I’m not sure if that means a September swoon or a bad season next year, but I believe in the long run and they will regress back to their norm at some point. Of course, I am assuming mostly the same roster next season. Big contributions from Machado and/or Dylan Bundy might change that.

  183. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I think I need more beer…….

  184. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    GregD says:
    August 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Gonzalez is making us look really mediocre
    ————
    I wish we looked mediocre. Downright pathetic is a better description.

  185. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    The Yanks are making themselves look like what they are, really mediocre. Nothing to do with Gonzalez.

  186. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Kev,

    On paper they don’t have the pitching, but the O are getting there.

  187. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    How is this guy 1 hitting them?

  188. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    couldn’t tear myself away…watching them is like watching paint dry but this will change tmw with Mr Phelps and then again in TB when Alex returns and rocks one like he did in Balt last year after a DL stint, to wake this team up…

  189. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Funny, that mediocre team is twenty games over .500

  190. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I think I need more beer…….

    —————-
    I’ll drink to that.

    The Yankees are getting exposed – getting faked out of their jocks. One hit and seven SOs in five.

  191. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I think the O’s have the pitching……..sure looks like it to me…..

  192. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I remember listening to Chuck Knoblauch being interviewed in the 1998 season, with him saying that the Yankees believed they could win every game when they took the field and believed they could come back in any game and win it. That’s the kind of confidence and swagger the 1998 Yankees had. I believe that these O’s have the game kind of swagger. They kind of thing keeps the excitment and adrenaline flowing. And it builds upon itself.

  193. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Mediocre,,,we have an Expert in Mediocrity here….he knows mediocrity.

  194. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Markakis dogged it……

  195. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Now the offense is going to pack up their bags for the night

  196. jacksquat August 31st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    And that’s why you always run hard to 1B.

  197. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Luis,

    Yeah they are definitely improved. I’m glad though, maybe it will provide another kick in the pants for the Yanks and they will either pick up their play this season & next, or shake things up this off season.

  198. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    That women has a cannon, sign her up Cash.

  199. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Hiroki not having the best location tonight…

  200. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    doesn’t matter how many the O’s score if we don’t score any……

  201. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Trisha-

    Kind of like the 2009 team also.

  202. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    3 will not be enough..

  203. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    By the end of the season, they may just be at or nearly above .500

  204. GregD August 31st, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    this team misses A-Rod and Tex……..we are a so-so team offensively without their presence

  205. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Trish

    Absolutely confidence is huge in this game. But its also fleeting.

  206. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    By the end of the season, they may just be at or nearly above .500
    ===============
    Balt, not us…

  207. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Granderson struggling is really hurting them. They need him now with Tex and Arod out and he is no where to be found. Jeter, Swish and Cano are doing their jobs and they need other people to step up. Jones is finished and Ibanez is worn out from playing so much. They have to hope that Tex comes back asap and some one else steps up. It’s hard to win when you only have 2-3 bats in the lineup hitting.

  208. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    David ****Phleps****, according to the YES Network.

  209. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Straw, like the 2009 team also.

    Jays leading the Rays. Looks like the Rays are coming back down to earth.

  210. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thats a start. Come on Nixy

  211. Jerkface August 31st, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Granderson .219 .296 .433 .729 since July 1st.

  212. randy l. August 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    “eastwood was hilarious last night….won the election for romney”

    that’s assuming people dumb enough to be swayed by humor on life and death issues can actually find their way to the voting booth.

  213. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    “Trish

    Absolutely confidence is huge in this game. But its also fleeting.”

    You’re right about that. All it takes is a little reversal of fortune.

  214. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    The count is 3-0. Nix must draw a walk this AB. We can still win the game if he does.

  215. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Pretty vocal crowd tonight at YS despite the score and how lifeless the Yanks have looked so far, have to give them credit.

  216. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I am not worried about the O’s at all because I think they will fade in September. They are smoke and mirrors and playing way above their talent. The Yanks have to get healthy and figure out a 7th inning guy so they can fight off the Rays. The big questions for the Yanks are will Pettitte and Arod be able to come back in time to help them.

  217. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Here we go……

  218. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    “The big questions for the Yanks are will Pettitte and Arod be able to come back in time to help them.”

    Those are big questions.

  219. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Thats his go to k pitch. They have to lay off that low slider

  220. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    This ump sucks.

  221. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    That pitch was low

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

    That was a BS call

  223. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The count should be 2-0 to Jeter.

  224. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Jeter is getting screwed out of an at bat. This ump stinks.

  225. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Have to take advantage of 8/9 getting on base with 0 out.

  226. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I would send the runners here to stay out of the DP

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Good AB by the cap

  228. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Let’s at least get one across here.

  229. Pat M. August 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    DJ squared that pitch but right at 3rd……..

  230. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Swisher has to stop swinging for the fences and score the runner from 3rd. He is totally lost when it comes to off speed pitches.

  231. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Swish is over aggressive….No hero swings please…Let the ball travel

  232. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    That was a mistake that should have been hammered

  233. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Crap

  234. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Ugh

  235. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    :(

  236. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    First pitch lol

  237. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    When Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano are 2 of the best players on your team, that team is in real trouble. Real effort there by Cano.

  238. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Swish on his way to a very large Mexican hat.

    But Cano’s AB was worse.

  239. WMD August 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    yankee hitters should start rehearsing their typical “tip-your-cap” response for the post game

  240. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    DJ barely got anything on that swing. That’s why the DP wasnt turned. It was weakly hit, Pat M.

  241. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    You knew an off speed pitch was coming eventually. It’s not a surprise that Swish struggles with anything off speed. As good as Swisher is during the season he ain’t worth big money because he will never hit post season pitching. Anything off speed will strike him out.

  242. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Swisher is amped to the max. Probably a couple or four cans of Red Bull.

  243. Ace August 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Swish isn’t worth big $. Either is Grandy.

  244. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    you guys have to appreciate the drama the Yanks are providing for your entertainment…

  245. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    To say the YAnkees suck would be a huge compliment. They are for now the worst team in mlb. Lost to the Blue Jays. Give up home runs to people who never hit them and every time a pitcher sets a KO record it is against us.
    OH and they dont care and are not motivated.
    I am going to puke.

  246. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    At least they got his pitch count up a bit.

    Yankees need to take the last two games of this series if they don’t come back tonight.

  247. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I think the Yankees have invoked the Non Compete clause.

  248. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    To sign Grandy would be insane. Absolute stupidity to sign him.

  249. waldo geraldo faldo August 31st, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    These assholes make millions of dollars a year, and play for the greatest franchise in sports, and they dont even care to play a baseball.

    Ca-no effort.

  250. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    You guys take this team much too literally….

  251. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Cano is a great player but he could never carry a team like some super stars can. When Arod and Tex are out of the lineup he starts swinging at anything in sight, trying to do too much and trying to hit homeruns. Cano is a very good player but he has negatives to his game and it will be interesting to see if he can grow up and get better.

  252. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    if some of these same posters were Yankee fans in 2000, they must have marks on their wrists.

    Life happens. Chill and let it play out.

  253. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Arod is the straw that stirs the drink here and the season begins again on his return….then Tex…then Andy.
    The pressure will be off the rest of the team and they will streak to the finish.
    Mark my words…

  254. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Yankees need to take the last two games of this series if they don’t come back tonight.

    Trouble is, Trish, this was our must-win game of the series with Kuroda on the mound. Chances are the Os will make mincemeat of Freddy tomorrow and even they don’t, will we score any runs?

    Afraid to say the writing has been on the wall for some time.

  255. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Excellent play by jeter there

  256. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    bruceb-where ya been?-phelps takes freddy turn tmw and tonite is not a must win game.

  257. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Bruceb-

    Freddy was pushed back till Tuesday. Phelps goes tomorrow.

  258. backbench August 31st, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    “you guys have to appreciate the drama the Yanks are providing for your entertainment…”

    Love it.

  259. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    mick – with you all the way. Just a matter of time.

    :)

    ***********

    bruce – see, but these are the things I always marvel at. It never plays out the way you think it will. Never. We never seem to win our must-wins and the games I think are the other teams’ aces in the hole, we steal. It always happens that way.

    And here’s some good news. Phelps is pitching tomorrow!

  260. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    glad to see tar and friend restored order to the blog
    and the entertainment value has been stupendous.

  261. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    And here’s some good news. Phelps is pitching tomorrow!
    ===============
    Aha! A convert.

  262. krs August 31st, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The last couple of weeks is on Cano and Grandy. These are the guys who need to produce with Arod and Tex gone.

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Not a convert. I was never a non-convert. I just know he won’t be on the postseason roster and IU’m not thrown by that.

    :)

  264. blake August 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Kuroda has been awesome this year….hes pitching well again tonight overall…..but I honestly cant say Id blame him if he opted to pitch somewhere else next year given that the Yankee offense has essentially fallen asleep collectively most of the times he has pitched.

  265. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Curtis Kingman.

  266. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Granderson is dreadful. Just a strike out machine. I would be really surprised if the Yanks don’t look to trade him after this year.

  267. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Phelps has been their MVPitcher. He has provided immeasurable relief even moreso than his starting roles.
    As a swingman, he played the Aceves/Mendoza role to perfection.
    Now he will emerge as a starter for the rest of the season.

  268. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Grandy needs to be batting 7th.
    Not only will it elongate the lineup, it will relieve him of pressure-Brosius style.

  269. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    blake – you can’t put your team in a 3-run hole against a team that’s battling you for first place and then give up another dinger.

    Otherwise I agreee that he’s been awesome this year.

  270. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I just know he won’t be on the postseason roster and IU’m not thrown by that.

    :) ===========================
    Kidding, right?

  271. krs August 31st, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    How about putting Suzuki lead off if only to shake it up a bit

  272. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Trade Grandy for what? Maybe we can get Mark Reynolds for him?Unfortunately other teams are watching him during this brutal second half also.

  273. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Granderson – same max effort swing – time after time after time. With his quick hands, he’s starting the bat early. What in Hades is he doing? I’d call up Dickerson and give Grandy a few games off. He is of no value right now.

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    mick – he’s on borrowed time. But don’t let it get you down. He’ll be around for years to come.

  275. luis August 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    So now this game is on the pitcher?

  276. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I think Ibanez needs to only DH for the next week. Girardi has used him way too much in the field and he is worn out.

  277. mick August 31st, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Dickserson will be up tmw, he has stopped tweeting.

  278. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “He has provided immeasurable relief even moreso than his starting roles.
    As a swingman, he played the Aceves/Mendoza role to perfection.”

    I always said that. And that’s where he’ll end up having the most value this season.

  279. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Toxic is the perfect word for you. You’re not happy unless there is conflict and strife.

    Entertainment value? … this is a baseball blog you ignoramus.

  280. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Yes, I have been out of the loop today. Just watched the first seven innings on DVR. Glad to hear Phelps is pitching tomorrow but I still regard this game as a “must-win” with Kuroda pitching.

  281. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    are you saying Phelps won’t be on the PS roster?

  282. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Toxic is the perfect word for you. You’re not happy unless there is conflict and strife.

    Entertainment value? … this is a baseball blog you ignoramus.
    ======================
    Very unkind words from my favorite hypocrite.

  283. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    bruce, I hear ya. But sometimes life throws you a curve. So you drop back 5 and punt!

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

    No, I’m not saying he won’t be on the PS roster. All I’ve ever said is that he won’t be in the starting rotation in the postseason.

  284. WMD August 31st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    when are the ALDS tickets ready for sale?

  285. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    If these guys are struggling so much against average pitchers recently I could only imagine them against the Rays pitching.

  286. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    make sure you stay within the lines, stay in your lane, this is baseball blog…fun times!

  287. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    ahhh poor mick. Are you going to fake leave again to gain sympathy.

  288. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    The O’s are playing sick baseball.

  289. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    whatever it takes trish, winning is what I’m all about…

  290. JM August 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    MarcCarig Game notes say Orioles are 56-0 when leading after seven innings. So there’s that.

    Maybe they’re due to lose one…..

  291. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    mick, I also.

  292. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Orioles 57-0 when leading after seven innings. Yanks 0-46 when trailing after eight. That makes us about 100-1 to win this game by my reckoning.

  293. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    trish can you try to muzzle tar, he is getting too rowdy for this civil blog…

  294. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    “blake – you can’t put your team in a 3-run hole against a team that’s battling you for first place and then give up another dinger.”

    Really doesnt matter if you score zero runs…..

  295. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    That’s true. But when you put your team in an immediate 3-run hole, the opposing pitcher can pitch his game. That’s when offenses are shut down.

  296. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so disinterested in a Yankee team before… This lineup is just pathetic right now. They just are boring to watch at this point.

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Jays really coming up big lately. And you want to talk about a team decimated with injuries? The ebb and flow of the game. I always said that the Rays couldn’t keep up their torrid pace. I think they’re back to earth. It couldn’t happen at a better time.

  298. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Yankees have had 7 innings to score some runs. They’ve come up with zilch. When the offense goes up there, they are focused on scoring runs and nothing else. The score doesn’t matter unless they’re down by like 8 runs or something deflating like that. Being down by 3 or 4 runs is nothing and the Yankees know that. No Kuroda has not been great but the Yanks offense has yet again gone into the tank tonight and they are just as much if not more to blame than Kuroda.

  299. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    We can’t keep making excuses for this team. Yes, we’ve been ravaged by injuries but way too many players have been slumping for way too long. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Where are our tough men right now?

  300. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    They just are boring to watch at this point.
    ============================
    Just thinking that.
    Unwatchable. In fact I’ve been in the comp room for many days now. They miss the drama Alex provides with every AB.

  301. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Joe says it is business as usual. Everybody came in with a smile and in a good mood? Really? Maybe soneone should be unhappy and pissed that the people who pay your sorry asses are sad and wasting money to watch you play like crap.

    Now bring in Joba the Fat and lets hope he trips on the mound and tears his ankle to shreds. I have no freaking idea why the Yankees think he is worth keeping on the team. Let him go sell meth with his mommy.

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Our offense is pretty cold right now. That’s obvious. That’s when you need your starters to come up big.

  303. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Why is Kuroda still in the game? It’s weird that the manager is always the last person to realize that the pitcher is done.

  304. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The Yankees have been shut down when their pitcher doesn’t put them in a hole

  305. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    We can’t keep making excuses for this team. Yes, we’ve been ravaged by injuries but way too many players have been slumping for way too long. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Where are our tough men right now?
    ———————————————-

    The lineup has been an issue pretty much all year… they’ve had hot stretches but consistency has been absent throughout. And that’s when they were healthy. I don’t think A-Rod coming back is going to magically cure this unless he turns into ’07 form.

  306. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    New York Kankkes 2004 biggest choke job in pro sports. Still waiting for someone to take responsibility for that one.

    Oh when this is over we will tip our cap to who ever wins. Try kicking them in the nuts

  307. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Clutch, I’m thinking that Joe has basically conceded this game and wants to save the pen.

  308. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Kuroda has come up big practically all season. He’s not perfect. Bad starts will happen from time to time. Tonight the Yankees desperately needed their offense to pick up one of their best pitchers this season & they couldn’t get the job done. Period.

  309. igotid88 August 31st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Baltimore is 56-0 when leading after 7

  310. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    How about the offense coming up big. This is suppose to be the Bronx Bombers

  311. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Yankees have had 7 innings to score some runs. They’ve come up with zilch.
    =================
    Girardi does not lead with a sense of urgency.
    He has them convinced they will, like all teams, lose about 70 games, so this is just one of them.
    When he managed like his hair was on fire in the 09 PS, they won. Then again, that was his 1st.

  312. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    trisha-

    Kuroda has come up big for this team all year. Verlander would lose tonight with this lineup behind him.

  313. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Right now, no one is coming up big. It doesn’t really matter what the Rays are doing. It’s what we’re doing – or not doing – that counts.

  314. rr212 August 31st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    i have free tix to tomorrow’s game and I am still not excited to go whatsoever. What a funk.

  315. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    “The Yankees have been shut down when their pitcher doesn’t put them in a hole”

    Oh well. The ebb and flow of a season. Get used to it.

  316. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Kuroda will be fine in his next start on the usual 4 days rest unlike his past 2 starts on 5. (substance)

  317. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Great job by Kuroda. 2 bad pitches cost him the game.

  318. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Ok, let’s make it 56-1.

    Never surrender….even in the face of Armageddon.

  319. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Kuroda has pitched good enough to win this game. This is all about the O, or lack thereof

  320. Bo knows August 31st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Why is Kuroda still in the game? It’s weird that the manager is always the last person to realize that the pitcher is done.

    ———-
    Yes?

  321. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    mick-

    I’m not a Girardi fan but I’m blaming Cashman for this. Maybe he really has his hands tied because of Hal’s stupid budget but this team needed help and Ichiro wasn’t enough. Doing nothing at the allstar break set the tone for this. They didn’t have to go crazy like LA but at least find a Hairston type as insurance for injuries.

  322. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Armageddon out of here.

  323. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Tonight Kuroda needed to be basically perfect. He didn’t do it. No biggie.

    Sorry the team is losing games. Maybe they’ll apologize to each and every one of you personally. Because you know, they’re doing it on purpose. Maybe every hitter will get on his knees and beg your forgiveness because they’re all dogging it on purpose.

    Try getting a life.

  324. igotid88 August 31st, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Alex needs to come back on Sunday.

  325. Don August 31st, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I think it is time to worry.

  326. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I wonder how many Yankees will “tip their cap” In postgame interviews to Gonzales and the O’s tonight…?

  327. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    All of a sudden Reynolds can field. Unreal…

  328. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    tyler
    joe still will try to keep all in perspective with his philosophical outlook but he sure knows to create urgency when he wants to win a game, he’s just not like that every night. he paces himself if you see what i mean (substance)

  329. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “Try getting a life.”
    ———————————

    LOL. Who exactly is taking it personally?

  330. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I am used to it what I’m not used to is the decline of the offense.

  331. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t know why anyone ever throws Reynolds anything but slop, which he will swing at. Otherwise, Kuroda can’t hit for them.

  332. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “Kuroda has pitched good enough to win this game. This is all about the O, or lack thereof”

    Like a dog chasing its tail, isn’t it? When your O is cold, your pitching needs to come through. It didn’t.

    It all starts with your pitching.

  333. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    mick-

    I agree with you but I just don’t think Girardi has a lot to work with right now. 5-9 is terrible in the lineup plus 2-3-4 are a combined 0-9. This roster isn’t reminiscent of a division champion in its current state.

  334. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Actually, even if Kuroda was perfect that still wouldn’t be good enough because it’d be 0-0. Sad.

  335. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    “I think it is time to worry.”

    Nope. Disappointed yeah, a little angry ok, but now is not time to worry. Wait until the troops come back and see where they are at.

  336. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Alex needs to come back on Sunday.
    ———–

    Why so teams can pitch around Cano in every at bat because Arod is an easy out? It’s probably going to take him 2-3 weeks to get his timing back. Bringing him back early to bat in the middle of the lineup isn’t going to help anyone.

  337. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    August 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Try getting a life.
    ——————
    Always funny when someone on a message board tells others on that same message board to “get a life”…

  338. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This roster isn’t reminiscent of a division champion in its current state.
    —————————
    Then why is everyone so bent out of shape?
    What do they expect from a team that streaked like crazy when they were whole but is decimated at present.
    Where is the perspective?
    (substance)

  339. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I read Bill Simmons’ article earlier this week about the Red Sox and how it really wasn’t fun to root for that team with the circus surrounding that club…. this Yankee team almost takes the life out of me as a fan in a different way. It’s so frustrating watching some of this…. I’m not doubting the player’s effort…. I know they want to win but this is frustrating to watch.

  340. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    It’s not about losing games because we all know every team is going to lose at least 70 + games every yr. It’s about the offense no longer being as potent as it once was.

  341. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Always funny when someone on a message board tells others on that same message board to “get a life”…
    =============
    Why?
    If on a message board it indicates you have no life?

  342. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    “Actually, even if Kuroda was perfect that still wouldn’t be good enough because it’d be 0-0. Sad.”

    It might be 0-0. And it might not be. Gonzalez had the luxury to pitch his game because is team was up pronto. You never know how things might have turned out.

    But it’s all irrelevant now.

    And if the offense doesn’t start to turn it on, it will all be irrelevant! Unless of course, starting pitching is just about perfect.

    But you don’t ring a bell and tell a team to come out of a slump. It is what it is. You wait it out.

  343. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    There isn’t anyone else, other than Cano, who opposing managers are afraid of. Maybe Cano can hit behind himself.

  344. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    It’s about the offense no longer being as potent as it once was.
    ===============
    How can they be right now?
    It’s a long season, right?

  345. Jerkface August 31st, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Like a dog chasing its tail, isn’t it? When your O is cold, your pitching needs to come through.

    You are the same dog chasing a different tail. When the pitching kind of falters (4 runs in 8 IP is not really faltering though its the Yankees per game average) the O needs to do something.

  346. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    El sombrero.

  347. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    mick-

    Because they had a 10 game lead and this is the Yankees. The expectation is to win the World Series every year. You know this. Every team has their injuries at this point. The Yanks got hit hard to their most irreplaceable players and they weren’t prepared for it. Not having top prospects in AAA is tough too. Baltimore has guys closer to the majors than the Yanks… the Yanks have no Machado to throw in, etc.

  348. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “Always funny when someone on a message board tells others on that same message board to “get a life”…”

    Cool! Then I’ve given you something to laugh about in the midst of a game that hasn’t been very upbeat!

    No need to thank me.

    :)

  349. igotid88 August 31st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I’m guessing the Yankees will face Gonzalez again next week. And he’ll have another career high in Ks

  350. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    mick says:
    August 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Always funny when someone on a message board tells others on that same message board to “get a life”…
    =============
    Why?
    If on a message board it indicates you have no life?
    ——————–
    If you cannot understand the irony in this situation than I feel sorry for you and your low level of intelligence.

  351. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Frightening thing is our lefty lineup is better than our right.

  352. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    But you don’t ring a bell and tell a team to come out of a slump.
    =============
    This is not a slump.
    This is what this team would look like if these same guys played 162 games.
    Maybe worse…

  353. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “You are the same dog chasing a different tail. When the pitching kind of falters (4 runs in 8 IP is not really faltering though its the Yankees per game average) the O needs to do something.”

    Yeah, tough when both are faltering.

    Oh well.

  354. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “Baltimore has guys closer to the majors than the Yanks”

    That’s what happens when you suck fifteen years in a row.

  355. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    If you cannot understand the irony in this situation than I feel sorry for you and your low level of intelligence.
    ========
    Well EXCUUUUSE me…..

  356. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    “There isn’t anyone else, other than Cano, who opposing managers are afraid of.”

    J Alfred

    Didn’t the captain get an IBB walk the other day? :D

  357. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11

    Swisher’s skid now 2-for-18, four strikeouts tonight

    not the best timing for one of Swish’s cold spells

  358. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Unless it’s a key situation, I find my attention drifting if it’s not Jeter or Cano at the plate. I snap to when we’re pitching. Giving the moribund state of the offense, I see no downside to calling up David Adams. He’s not really a AA player, he’s been slowed by injuries. He really takes a professional AB. This team needs a spark.

  359. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Swisher now 2 for his last 18. They need him to stay hot for at least a couple more days until A-Rod comes back.

  360. rr212 August 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Please pour tomorrow

  361. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Jeez. Swisher with 4 K’s tonight & he’s been one of their most solid hitters lately. Offense could use a shot in the arm. As amazingly average as A-Rod has been this year, I’m actually excited for him to return. Would also love to see Nunez or Corban Joseph or someone, this team is old & lifeless, get some youth & energy out there. Can’t hurt.

  362. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    “not the best timing for one of Swish’s cold spells”

    Unfortunately, nobody plans cold spells.

  363. igotid88 August 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Alex won’t be as bad as they have already.

  364. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I’m clapping for Kuroda.

    Teammates just didn’t have his back, at least not yet. :wink:

  365. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    mick says:
    August 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    If you cannot understand the irony in this situation than I feel sorry for you and your low level of intelligence.
    ========
    Well EXCUUUUSE me…..
    ————
    Sure, you are excused. Just give it your best effort in the the future to sound a little less like a moron, K?

  366. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    The biggest problem with the offense is the fact that Cashman is in denial about how bad it has become. All you ever hear him say is how good the offense is and it’s the strength of the team. He is so scared to trade any of his precious prospects that he did nothing big at the trade deadline while other teams improved. The offense has been ignored for the last couple of years and it’s time for Cashman to make it a priority this off season.

  367. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Because they had a 10 game lead and this is the Yankees.
    ================
    cmon tyler-they had a 10 game lead because they were whole, you know that.
    and b/c they are the Yankees they haven’t worried about replacing their stars with minor leaguers, tho they seem to be changing.

  368. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Straw-

    No doubt the Yanks will likely have a top 5 pick (lets hope not at least!) but in baseball a system can be built by picks after the 1st round. The Yanks have not drafted hitters well at all until recently. It just hasn’t worked out… now is the time a guy like Brad Suttle/Carmen Angelini should be helping the team. Instead, these guys just aren’t progressing. Cito Culver sure seems like a slow riser also. It’s tough.

  369. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Wow, still 2-1 top of the 9th at Rogers Centre.

    And whoever said we don’t care about the Rays – oh yeah we do. As long as they lose they don’t pick up any ground on the Yanks.

  370. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Alex won’t be as bad as they have already.

    Why? He has had a terrible year by his standards and he hasn’t swung a bat in anger for nearly two months. Do you think the opposing pitcher is going to walk him just because he’s Alex Rodriguez?

  371. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Sure, you are excused. Just give it your best effort in the the future to sound a little less like a moron, K?
    =================
    …and I thought we were friends, guess you weren’t paying attention…short attention span?

  372. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    mick-

    No team is whole right now though. The Yanks still have the potential to be the best team in baseball. But right now they aren’t close and it’s September tomorrow.

  373. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    “Cito Culver sure seems like a slow riser also.”

    that’s certainly a nice way to put it ;)

  374. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    ahhhh meant to say the Yanks WON’T ever have a top 5 pick…..

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

    Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    “There isn’t anyone else, other than Cano, who opposing managers are afraid of.”

    J Alfred

    Didn’t the captain get an IBB walk the other day? :D
    ///

    Tar, our boy ;) is nonpareil, but he’s not a mid-order bat. Robi I think has been even less disciplined than his first inclination because he does not get much to hit. That probably gets compounded by hearing managers say “the guy you worry about is Cano” and then he helps out the pitcher. It’s arctic, in the middle of the order, these days.

  376. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Cito Culver was a reach, has turned out to be a complete bust and needs to be converted to a pitcher ASAP. It’s over for him as a position player.

  377. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Didn’t Kuroda crap the bed in his last start also with a 3 run HR in the 1st?
    Both on 5 days rest, not 4?
    Why is it so hard to figure out?

  378. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    blake-

    I try to be positive on guys for a little while since nobody really knows how guys will progress but even as a late 1st round pick that seems like a waste. Every system I look at seems to have some 20 year old pushing toward AAA.

  379. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Rapada turns into Chuck Knobloach any time he has to throw to a base

  380. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Heard earlier that Kevin Goldstein has been named Director of Scouting of the Houston Astros.

    I have officially now heard everything.

  381. ac1 August 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I see cervelli will be back tomorrow.. What about Nunez? A righty with some speed? Earth to cashman, we need that desperately!!!

  382. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    all reports suggest Culver is a great defender….he just can’t hit a lick.

  383. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Why is Lowe still on this roster?

  384. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Tyler, the Yanks are in 1st place and went the entire season without the best closer in baseball. They also lost great pitching at different stretches, and their 3B, who is still an important part of this team. And now they’re without their 1B. And the lost their LF early on. And DRob for a long time. And Joba.

    I think they did an amazing job to get where they got.

    As the ducks come back to the pond, things will ease up.

  385. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    “Heard earlier that Kevin Goldstein has been named Director of Scouting of the Houston Astros.”

    that’s going to seriously cut into his tweeting time

  386. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    No team is whole right now though.
    ====================
    Tyler
    altho some think they suck, didn’t the Yanks lose Alex,Tex and Andy.
    what other team has lost talent like that?

  387. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    why are we letting a clown who’s batting 222 with 13 hr’s beat the the yankees tonight? Unreal

  388. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    blake-

    Can we change his last name to “Iglesias” so he is considered a top 100 prospects?

  389. Don August 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Derek Lowe has been a disaster for the Yanks.

  390. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Culver another fantastic pick

  391. ButtSmacker August 31st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Sure, you are excused. Just give it your best effort in the the future to sound a little less like a moron, K?
    =================
    …and I thought we were friends, guess you weren’t paying attention…short attention span?
    ——————–
    We can still be friends, I don’t discriminate against the old and senile.

  392. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Girardi has to stop using Lowe. He was good his first appearance and has been bad in every inning since that day. It’s like Girardi got a new toy and he is obsessed with using it even though he isn’t working right.

  393. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    JAP,

    That’s not quite correct. He has been named their Pro Scouting Coordinator.

  394. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I am incredibly annoyed that the Yankees have let Mark Reynolds dominate this baseball game.

  395. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    “Both on 5 days rest, not 4?
    Why is it so hard to figure out?”

    It isn’t. Pitchers are such creatures of habit.

  396. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    mick-

    As much as we hate them the Red Sox lost quite a bit. The Rays losing Longoria was a huge blow to them. Rangers rotation was pounded… Feliz and Lewis out for the year. I agree the Yanks can do it… i just hope it’s not too late.

  397. JM August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Lowe is clearly an embedded Red Sock.

  398. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    J alfred

    I agree re: mid order bat.

    Not only does Cano try to do much, but i see it with Swish as well. Ale x is worth more to this team than any statistic might indicate.

  399. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    “Can we change his last name to “Iglesias” so he is considered a top 100 prospects?”

    pretty much the same player sounds like…..

  400. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Sorry, that’s pro scouting coordinator for Goldstein. Still…

  401. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    trisha-

    I agree with you and trust me I’m not rooting for failure. I just hope it’s not too late when those guys get back because these other teams aren’t going away. Also, I remember A-Rod as a .270 hitter with average power. I’m not sure he makes the impact some think he will.

  402. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    It isn’t. Pitchers are such creatures of habit.
    =======================
    Some are saying it’s not Kuroda’s fault.
    I say you can’t keep giving up 3 run HR’s in the 1st and expect to win.

  403. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Tar,

    Agree. Getting Alex back is crucial, even diminished Alex.

  404. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    the sinker hasn’t sunk since that first outing…..of course it doesn’t matter cause there was no way the Yanks were going to score anyway.

  405. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Lowe is batting practice. Obviously Girardi gave up on this game…

  406. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Crap

  407. Don August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I have a list of players that I just don’t want to see on the field: Derek Lowe and Andruw Jones are at the top of it.

  408. bruceb August 31st, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Don’t think there can be much argument that the Os are a more complete team than the Yanks right now. They’ve dominated this game from start to finish. Their lineup has more depth, their pen has been great and their rotation has surpassed all expectations. If we had a healthy ARod and Tex playing then it might be a different story, but we don’t.

    This trend is likely to continue next year and unlike the Red Sox, Cashman isn’t going to be able to shed enough payroll to do anything significant about it. You can unload Grandy and Swish but be careful what you wish for because you have to replace them with someone better.

    You can only go so far by picking up other people’s castoffs – as Derek Lowe is demonstrating right now.

  409. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    As much as we hate them the Red Sox lost quite a bit. The Rays losing Longoria was a huge blow to them.
    ====================
    tyler-
    then why aren’t they in 1st place like us?

  410. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    “Some are saying it’s not Kuroda’s fault.
    I say you can’t keep giving up 3 run HR’s in the 1st and expect to win.”

    I agree with you mick. As I have shown throughout the season, statistically the most successful teams are the ones with the best ERA, not the ones with the best offense.

  411. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    JAP,

    That’s not quite correct. He has been named their Pro Scouting Coordinator.
    ///

    Yeah, I just saw that. Still boggles my mind. I have nothing against Goldstein, I just don’t think he’s particularly baseball smart. I guess the Astros disagree.

  412. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Kuroda gave up the 3 run homer in the 2nd inning. Wasn’t the first.

  413. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    kev – still early in the game.

  414. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    The goal is to get those 2 runs back so it’s only a 4 run loss like it should have been.

  415. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Kuroda gave up the 3 run homer in the 2nd inning. Wasn’t the first.
    ================
    My theory still stands.
    (substance)

  416. luis August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Maybe we can clone Cano 9 times?

    To those that think that Kuroda pitched badly, he only made two mistakes. The problem is when you don’t have an offense, there is little margin for error. 8 ip and 4 ER is a win on most nights. And this is not a slump. This is an offense that lacks punch, to some degree because of injuries, but at the same time it has to do with age and decline. Not to mention poor situational approach. Those Grandy and Swisher at bats were vintage.

    I agree J Al they should give a shot to Adams.

  417. WMD August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    if the score holds up it’s a very respectable loss. yankees should be very pround they didn’t get blown out by like 13 or 14 runs. good effort from the home town team

  418. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    mick-

    Give it another 2 weeks and they might be in 1st place at this rate. Look, I’m not arguing that the Yanks are a very good team when healthy and playing well. But they are trending downward right now and it’ s getting late in the season. Who knows if Tex will fully recover this year from his wrist issue… Bautista hasn’t recovered from a pretty similar injury. I’m just not comfortable putting the savior tag on a returning Pettite and A-Rod. A lot of people were complaining about A-Rod before he was hurt anyway.

  419. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I am now only about 75% sure that the Yankees can score 3 runs in this series.

  420. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Wow, I’m stunned that Matusz is in the pen. There was a kid with amazing promise as a starter.

  421. igotid88 August 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Nice play at the plate to end the game the Jays/Rays game

  422. MTU August 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Kuroda did not do his job tonight.

    Gonzalez did.

    :(

  423. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    that’s going to seriously cut into his tweeting time
    ///

    And he’s good at that. He strikes me as a personality type. I find him entertaining and likeable to listen to, but his observations just strike me as generic.

  424. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    tyler – the killer is that Arod had turned things around and was starting to slam the ball when he was hurt.

  425. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Is it fair to put that much on Arod to come and.save the day? He’s 37 yrs old, past his prime, and is coming off a wrist injury

  426. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Kuroda pitched fine….8 ip and 4 runs should win you most games if your team can hit at all. He could have went all 9 if he needed to.

  427. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    “Kuroda did not do his job tonight.

    Gonzalez did.
    :(

    You get it.

    :(

  428. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Give it another 2 weeks and they might be in 1st place at this rate.
    ====================
    OK Tyler, you win…at least they’re not guzzling chicken and beer.

  429. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    trisha-

    I hope he comes back and hits well or at least provides a spark. I’m just staying guarded against disappointment if he doesn’t.

  430. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    “And he’s good at that. He strikes me as a personality type. I find him entertaining and likeable to listen to, but his observations just strike me as generic.”

    I listen to him on the radio when he’s on….doesn’t really strike me as all that insightful to be honest….seems like a nice guy though….

  431. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    If they kept the O’s at 4 runs they would have to used their closer. But of course Girardi wasn’t thinking about that when he brought in batting practice Lowe. I hate when it’s obvious that Girardi is giving up on a game.

  432. MTU August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Blake-

    You’re right.

    On most night’s.

    But not tonight.

    :(

  433. Jerkface August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    pretty much the same player sounds like…..

    Cito is a worse defender though :<

  434. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I didn’t think we were going to sweep the O’s. I really didn’t.

    So we switch off games. We take tomorrow and Sunday (if we don’t win tonight)

  435. WMD August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    i don’t believe it. a garbage run. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

  436. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    at least Tampa lost

  437. Jerkface August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    24 of Granderson’s HRs are solo shots.

  438. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Solo shot

  439. Tyler August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Boise State up 13-10 over Michigan State at the half….. they do it every year no matter who is at quarterback and who is drafted to the pros….

    Can Chris Petersen manage the Yanks?

  440. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Seis mas!

  441. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Granderson just got his hit for the week. Now he can go back to swinging and missing on every swing.

  442. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    tyler – not a bad thing to do.

  443. mykyl1 August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    The Astros could beat us now with Roger the child sex offender and cheater on the bump.

  444. theREALkevin August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    JAP,

    I’m not familiar with Goldstein’s work so I’ll take your word for it. All I know is that he was with Baseball Prospectus but I have to admit I wasn’t stoked about him upon just hearing that alone.

    I’m pretty familiar with the Astros and they are in complete disarray right now. Traded everyone, replaced their scouting director, fired the manager, and now there were more moves today. I think they are just bringing in nearly everyone they know or are getting good internal recommendations about. At some point, man, doesn’t Luhnow have to trust himself more instead of having like a thousand new voices? Anyhow, let’s hope for their sake it helps turn the team around.

    I’m out guys. Later everyone.

  445. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    “Cito is a worse defender though :<"

    I haven't seen him play….but reports are he's pretty darn good….both are all glove SS's

  446. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    “Seis mas!”

    :lol:

  447. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    luis August 31st, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Maybe we can clone Cano 9 times?

    To those that think that Kuroda pitched badly, he only made two mistakes. The problem is when you don’t have an offense, there is little margin for error. 8 ip and 4 ER is a win on most nights. And this is not a slump. This is an offense that lacks punch, to some degree because of injuries, but at the same time it has to do with age and decline. Not to mention poor situational approach. Those Grandy and Swisher at bats were vintage.

    I agree J Al they should give a shot to Adams.
    ///

    there he is! :D Hey, hermano, que pasa? Grandy breaks the shutout. Cloning Cano sounds promising. Just hope he doesn’t get busted, in which case, your 1-9 hitters would all be serving bans at the same time.

  448. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    24 of Granderson’s HRs are solo shots.
    ==========================
    How many when batting 2nd?

  449. Villa Nova-Ya August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Awful game.

  450. blake August 31st, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    well bless your heart Grandy….

  451. dayglo August 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Maybe Nunez and Cervelli can provide a little energy once they are here.

  452. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Gotta win tomorrow.

    I have tickets to see SWB. Just don’t have the energy or desire.

  453. Tar August 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Against

    I’m not thinking that Alex is going to come back and be a Savior. But I am hoping that the whole line-up will have a much different dynamic than it does now. In other words I think he’s going to make everybody around him better.

  454. TheStraw August 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Take two of three and we gain a game….make lemonade out of lemons

  455. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Cito is a worse defender though

    ——————-

    Smh what were they thinking with that pick

  456. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    “at least Tampa lost”

    Yes.

    Congrats jmills! And thank you!!!

  457. jacksquat August 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Sad.

    When did Mark Reynolds turn into Mark Teixeira?

  458. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    “Take two of three and we gain a game….make lemonade out of lemons”

    There you go! I’m signing up for that Straw!

    Onward and upward!!!

    :)

  459. MTU August 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Trisha-

    I hope the Mission Impossible Man can carry the load.

  460. Jerkface August 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I haven’t seen him play….but reports are he’s pretty darn good….both are all glove SS’s

    Yea but Jose Iglesias atleast has the distinction of being like the best SS on defense in the minors. I don’t think Cito is on his level. I do wish Cito would hit… even a little bit, because reports are that he will stick at SS if he stays a position player :(

  461. Against All Odds August 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hopefully he does make everyone better. I just hope some fans aren’t expecting him to be the old Alex

  462. austinmac August 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Ugly. Kuroda was decent. The offense is still absent. Tomorrow they have the weak side of their offense playing. Great.

  463. MTU August 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    New thread —>

  464. mick August 31st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Day game after a night game, Cervelli?

  465. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    “Trisha-

    I hope the Mission Impossible Man can carry the load.”

    I believe he can. And Chen has had a few stinkers lately. So he’s due.

    *********

    “Day game after a night game, Cervelli?”

    That would be cute!

  466. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Cito made a nice play in the hole and then made one practically behind 3B the time I saw him play live. He looked like a promising defender and pretty polished. If anyone goes to see Trenton or SWB or SI, they know how subpar the middle IF are. Cito’s bat apparently has been stagnating. That’s his problem, apparently, not his glove.

  467. NYY_Girl_Penny August 31st, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hi all Dave here first time posting (on Penny James account) When do you think people will realize that this team teally doesnt have a good offense? Aside from monster power they are lackluster and hard to watch. I love homers but we cant have 6 out of 9 players hitting below .260 with above avg power and expect to have fire.

  468. NYY_Girl_Penny August 31st, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I think we can still go all the way this year if we get hot at the right time but still we need serious changes. Get some life into this team somehow! Not sure how though.


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