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Game 142: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (77-62)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C

RHP David Phelps (3-4, 3.55)
Phelps vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (64-78)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Pedro Ciriaco 3B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
James Loney 1B
Cody Ross RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Daniel Nava LF
Scott Podsednik DH
Jose Iglesias SS

RHP Aaron Cook (3-9, 5.17)
Cook vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: Little bit warmer than yesterday, but another clear sky and a nice night for a game. Doesn’t seem to be much wind at all.

UMPIRES: HP Alfonso Marquez, 1B Tom Hallion, 2B Brian O’Nora, 3B Chad Fairchild

GETTING IT DONE: Derek Jeter is batting an AL-high .379 against lefties this season. That’s sixth-best in the Majors. He also has a .360 (114-for-317) road batting average, second in Majors behind Melky Cabrera (.367). Jeter is batting .394 (50-for-127) with five homers when leading off the game in the first.

WIN ONE, LOSE ONE: The Yankees have played 25 games since August 15 without winning consecutive games. That?marks their longest such stretch since a 31-game stretch from in 1991. They went 9-22 over that stretch.

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS: The Yankees have been in first place — either tied or alone — every day since the start of play on June 12. They have won three of their last six games, but they have lost eight of their last 12 and 13 of their last 20 since August 20.

UPDATE, 7:49 p.m.: Phelps looks sharp through two scoreless. But once again, this team needs to score some runs.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: Eric Chavez leads off with his 300th career double … and is quickly left stranded.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Cano now has 30 homers, which is a single-season career high. He and Granderson have each gone deep this inning, good for a 3-0 Yankees lead in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: That’s just a terrific play by Iglesias to end the fifth inning and probably save a run. Impressive. But it’s a 3-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Wow, a rare show of emotion from Phelps as he strikes out Iglesias to leave the leadoff triple stranded in the fifth. Usually the only emotion we see from him is when he does something bad and he screams into his glove. But he looks really sharp today. Not a single out hit into the outfield so far. It’s still a 3-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Seems like Nix has done a good job handling the bat this year, but he couldn’t get the bunt down here in the sixth and wound up striking out. Now Jones is pinch hitting for Chavez.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: Line drive to first base does the trick for Rapada and the Yankees are out of the sixth inning, still holding that 3-1 lead. Phelps lasted 5.2 innings, and looked good doing it.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Granderson’s second homer of the night pushes the lead to 5-1.

UPDATE, 10:17 p.m.: Jeter’s been playing with a bad ankle, and now he’s out of the game after apparently hurting it further while trying to beat out a double play in the eighth.

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722 Responses to “Game 142: Yankees at Red Sox”

  1. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Go Phelps, Go Yankees!!

  2. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Go Phelpsy! Go Yanks! Go Jeet! Go Luis!

  3. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Fearless prediction:

    We POUND Cook (he is AWFUL) and put up 8+ runs today.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    GO PHELPS!!!

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO RAYS!!!

    GO JAYS!!!

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Really good discussion on EEI about pitching v. offense. Pitching seemed to trump. But I heard something that really opened my eyes about the Sux offense, and it’s something I had never thought about. They said that in 2004 and 2007, the Sux had incredible pitching, and that’s what they thought led to their victories. They mentioned that since the Sux have a hitter’s park it would be natural for their stats to be somewhat inflated – that for future reference too – but they said at the same time, it would seem that the pitching stats would also be inflated – yet it wasn’t the case in 2004 and 2007. They also pointed out that the Cards pitching was amazing when they went on their run last year. They believe it was the pitching that put it over the top for the Cards.

  6. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Yankeefem – I concur! :)

    Go N YY!

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Nomar and Schilling as commentators? Oh God I don’t know if I even want to listen to this game!

  8. RayVT September 12th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    That was fast TB HR – Upton

  9. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    This ceremony delay was just to stick it to us. Sux trying any gamesmanship they can.

  10. tomingeorgia September 12th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Let’s go, boys. Don’t give the trolls a chance to utter a word! Phelps, you DO have it in you. Show us.

  11. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    YF and Primo!!

    Hey guys!!…. We are beating this sux team tonight!! ;)

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Yay – Rays leading O’s.

  13. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Luis, QFT! Any pitchers in the YES booth tonight? I’m watching from a Korean restaurant, eating bibimbap and watching on my laptop but the music is too loud to hear the broadcast. :)

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    They said today on EEI that even though the Sux are dead in the water and there hasn’t been any excitement around them for the past month or so, there is still special kind of buzz when the Ys are in town.

  15. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Come on Jeets do what you have been doing all season and lead off the game right. Must score base runners tonight. It really doesn’t get anymore simplistic than that.

  16. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Go get ‘em!

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Cook hasn’t been as awful as you think. Check out his stats. He’s had some really good games – and a few stinkers too. But lately not terrible.

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Earlier in the season when I said Ciriaco bore watching, I remember someone scoffing at the suggestion.

    Ciriaco is definitely a huge spoiler!

  19. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Who would have thought that ESPN2 would be television the Rays-O’s! (meaning who would have thought the O’s would be where they are right now)
    ————-

    They’ve had a pretty terrific run. I was at the ballgame last Friday in Baltimore. The place was packed and brimming with excitement. It’s really good for the city and for baseball for the O’s to be a solid contender. Don’t get me wrong: I’m no Showalter fan. It’s just that it’s much more fun kicking their butts when they’re good, than when they’re pitiful cellar dwellers.

  20. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I think my grandma would K less than Grandy, he’s just awful.

    Do we really have to pick up his $13M option?

  21. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Cook is the new King Felix…

  22. theREALkevin September 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Don’t like A-Rod hitting third. I’d flip him and Cano.

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Cook threw a one-run game against the Rangers. I wouldn’t dismiss him out of hand. He can be awful, but he can be good too.

  24. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    He can be awful, but he can be good too.

    This is any pitcher in baseball. He has a 5 ERA. He gave up 6 runs 2 starts ago. He is a pitcher that gives up lots of hits and HRs and can’t strike anyone except Granderson out.

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Ghostwriter, I agree with you. I also think that it’s good for teams to have fans in the stands cheering for them and for fans to have something to cheer about!

  26. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    theREALkevin September 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Don’t like A-Rod hitting third. I’d flip him and Cano.

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

    I think that A-Rod is well-suited to the three-hole. Arod is still probably a more rounded hitter than Cano, able to work the count and draw walks.

  27. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Come on Phelps, probably your last start whether you get chased in the 1st inning or throw a no-hitter. Might as well throw a no-hitter.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Cook is not a gold pitcher.
    Luis, we ‘d better take care of business tonight!

    See you in a few!

  29. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    YF,

    Cone is at the booth tonight

  30. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Russell has been hitting well lately, so it’s time to give Stewart some action. – Girardi

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Good, gold is completely out of the question :)

  32. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Here’s hoping that Phelps can make Girardi’s decision difficult, with respect to putting Andy in the rotation.

  33. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Nasty pitch

  34. theREALkevin September 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Sorry Ghost, don’t agree. I don’t think Cano is really a cleanup hitter either. Knowing how their offense has been though, either way they would still probably have trouble scoring runs :)

  35. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    Cook is not a gold pitcher.
    Luis, we ‘d better take care of business tonight!

    See you in a few!

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

    Big pitch for the k…..Every pitcher looks like CY recently against us, let’s hope the offense wakes up tonight. Take care my friend,

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    In his last 6 games Aaron Cook has given up 3 or fewer runs 4 out of the 6 times. He give up one run to Texas and 2 to Baltimore.

  37. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Atta boy!

  38. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    YES!!!! Someone got out Ciriaco!!

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    And you don’t have to strike out a bunch of hitters to be effective. Ask any ground-ball pitcher.

  40. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Nasty stuff. Good inning!

  41. jacksquat September 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Cook sucks. He has a 5.50 ERA since the AS break, and opponents have hit .301 against him in that time. If the Yankees don’t pound him they have no excuse. No hat tipping in this game.

  42. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Phelps looks a lot better tonight. So far so good. Hi everybody!!!

  43. theREALkevin September 12th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Cook is still a guy the Yankees should hit. ERA over 5 each of the last 3 seasons. They should handle him. Doesn’t mean they will, but they should.

  44. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    In his last 6 games Aaron Cook has given up 3 or fewer runs 4 out of the 6 times. He give up one run to Texas and 2 to Baltimore.

    In his last 6 starts he has a 5 ERA, opponents are hitting .313 .366 .427 .794, giving up 5.5 runs per game. He gave up 5+ runs in 3 of his last 6 starts. If you go back 2 more starts to his last 8 its 5+ out of 8.

    That a bad pitcher had a good game at some point is a given, unless his era is in the double digits a pitcher will have some good ones in there.

  45. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    Good, gold is completely out of the question

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

    :lol: I know what you mean, otherwise he would be wanted by everyone ;)

  46. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Cook is AWFUL, don’t make excuses for the Yanks if they don’t score big off him.

  47. sunny615 September 12th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Yay. No hit for ciriaco. That’s something.

  48. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Lets jump start the offense with patient AB’s…..

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Again, he’s given up 3 runs or fewer 4 times in his last six games. He gave up one run to the Rangers and 2 to the O’s.

    I don’t particularly care what anyone thinks of him. Numbers count to me, not opinions.

    I already said he could be awful too, though that’s the exception not the rule lately.

    This was all because Buttsmacker said he was awful.

    Better to at least know your opponent and be prepared for different possibilities.

  50. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Cook doesn’t really walk guys, they should be blasting him with hits and what not, but maybe that works against them because they can’t hit.

  51. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Kev,

    Hey bro… I do believe that Cano is a middle of the order guy…The problem is that he has no one to protect him…So he might be expanding the k zone as a result…I still remember the night he was walked with the bases loaded

  52. Andymelillo September 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    As kevin Long is the hitting coach.every pitcher looks like nolan ryan against the yankees

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    “In his last 6 starts he has a 5 ERA, opponents are hitting .313 .366 .427 .794, giving up 5.5 runs per game. He gave up 5+ runs in 3 of his last 6 starts. If you go back 2 more starts to his last 8 its 5+ out of 8.

    That a bad pitcher had a good game at some point is a given, unless his era is in the double digits a pitcher will have some good ones in there.”

    We’re definitely looking at different sets of stats. I will relook mine again.

  54. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    Cook doesn’t really walk guys, they should be blasting him with hits and what not, but maybe that works against them because they can’t hit.

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

    Sadly very true

  55. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Again, he’s given up 3 runs or fewer 4 times in his last six games. He gave up one run to the Rangers and 2 to the O’s.

    I don’t particularly care what anyone thinks of him. Numbers count to me, not opinions.

    3 EARNED runs. 5 RUNS in 3 out of the last 6. You picked a convenient cutoff that ignores back to back 6 run outings. The numbers do not paint the rosy picture your tortured logic is trying to conjure up about cook.

    Any pitcher in baseball can go out and throw a good game. Aaron Small was once undefeated and he was a ‘never was’ player.

  56. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    We should rename this team to The Owentwos.

    Never seen a team consistently fall behind in the count as quickly as they do.

  57. RMS September 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Cone is at the booth tonight.

    —————————————————————————
    Leiter also.

  58. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Ibanez pretty much owns this guy. He’ll get him before the game is over.

  59. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Whadda clown Swisher is :)

  60. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I love Swisher’s honesty. I would have it no other way. But that play right there epitomizes the Yankees seasons. Basically…. W.T.F. o_O

  61. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    It seems the overwhelming consensus is that Cook is terrible. Realistically it doesn’t really matter how bad he is, this is a game you have to win if you want to consider yourself a postseason contender.

    All the excuses in the world should have hit the road about 2 weeks ago.

    Either you win and you’re good enough or you don’t and you’re not. This is a result based affair.

  62. jacksquat September 12th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Leave it to Swisher to do something weird.

  63. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Swish needs a solid breakout game and some Drama classes.. He could have acted his way to first base ala Jeter….

  64. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Again, he’s given up 3 runs or fewer 4 times in his last six games. He gave up one run to the Rangers and 2 to the O’s.

    I don’t particularly care what anyone thinks of him. Numbers count to me, not opinions.

    I already said he could be awful too, though that’s the exception not the rule lately.

    This was all because Buttsmacker said he was awful.

    Better to at least know your opponent and be prepared for different possibilities.
    ———————————————————————————————

    Cook is an awful pitcher… He has been awful for almost all of his career:
    http://www.baseball-reference......aa01.shtml
    His ERA is +5 since the ASB this year.

    So let’s see here, he has had a lousy career and has been lousy lately.
    The Yankees should be embarrassed to not score big off him, simply pathetic.

  65. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Swisher trying to buy a HBP cost himself a single

  66. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Oy. They look awful so far. At least take a couple of pitches off this guy. They’re making him look like Greg Maddux.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    “He gave up 5+ runs in 3 of his last 6 starts”

    It appears to have happened once.

    ER last 6 games for Cook, starting with most recent before tonight:

    2, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    “So let’s see here, he has had a lousy career and has been lousy lately.
    The Yankees should be embarrassed to not score big off him, simply pathetic.”

    ER last 6 games for Cook, starting with most recent before tonight:

    2, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1

    You really need to know what you’re talking about. Then you’re prepared for whatever happens.

  69. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Cook the last 3 seasons: 300 IP 5.41 ERA 1.5 WHIP

    You like WHIP, in his last 6 games his whip is 1.62. He is not a good pitcher. The Yankees might get owned by him, but that is on them. At this point they have to fight against the oddities of a baseball season and beat guys they should beat.

  70. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Gotta love this offense. 6 hits in 11 innings.

  71. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    It appears to have happened once.

    ER last 6 games for Cook, starting with most recent before tonight:

    2, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1

    You’re only looking at earned runs.

  72. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Cook is not a good pitcher and he should not shut down this lineup on even his best day..

  73. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Last 6 games:

    1 run vs Texas
    5 runs vs Bal
    5 runs vs LAA
    3 runs vs KCR
    6 runs vs BAL
    2 runs vs SEA

    Last 9 includes

    6 runs vs DET
    6 runs vs NYY
    5 runs vs TOR

    Crush this guy.

  74. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Trisha might be the biggest Yankee homer / excuse maker I have ever encountered.

    Arguing that the Yankees are justified to get shut down by Aaron Cook… LOL.

  75. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I don’t want to direct a negative post towards some overly optimistic posters. Fine, that’s your style, just like it’s some posters style to be pessimistic. BUT, stop making excuses for the hitters. I hate when people try to draw a nice rosy picture when it’s anything but that. Every time the Yankees offense gets shut down doesn’t mean the pitching was great. Of course they can have good games, they are in the major leagues, but a lot of times the Yankees are handcuffing themselves.

    For instance, the pitch that Granderson K’s on, it looked like a meatball a little above the middle of the zone. Maybe he doesn’t hit a homerun, but he should sure put that ball in to play.

  76. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Enough about Cook!!!!! Lets go Yanks…Lets go Phelps!!!!

  77. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    OmiGod. I have to watch ESPN with both Schilling and Garciaparra.

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    EARNED RUNS!!! That’s what he’s responsible for last I looked.

    Jerkface, we can talk about his last 10 games, and if you look at the last 6 you’d see that he definitely has been pitching much better.

    Look, you guys can live in whatever unreality you want to. I won’t be the one to burst your macho bubbles when you start breaking up the joint if the Yankees don’t pound the tar out of him. I’m not saying they won’t. But I also look at what he’s done lately and what he did to the Rangers, and I’m prepared for anything.

  79. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Yeah it’s like ESPN just wants to quadruple the current misery of Yanks fans by pairing O’Brien, Nomar, and Schilling. Those are 3 “announcers” all with strong Sox ties.

  80. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    “He gave up 5+ runs in 3 of his last 6 starts”

    It appears to have happened once.

    ER last 6 games for Cook, starting with most recent before tonight:

    2, 6, 3, 4, 2, 1
    =======

    His ERA over that period is 5.06

  81. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    YankeesPR profile

    YankeesPR Seen in media dining room prior to tonight’s game: @RealMichaelKay eating all the cheese and sauce off pizza ONLY #avoidingcarbs
    —————–

    I just threw up a little in my mouth…

    Team Greedy likes ALL the pitches Phelps has thrown so far ;)

  82. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Nice pitch Phelps! Ross always scares me… Phelps looking strong though!

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    jerkface you are the biggest hypocrite in the world if you try to sell runs as opposed to Earned Runs. Do you have a problem admitting you call something wrong?

  84. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    How close-minded are you ? Talk about wrapped tight. Holy cow man, oil the hinges and open the door!!

  85. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Even with earned runs his ERA is 5 in his last 6! What are you talking about! His unearned runs were on a failed pickoff throw (Cooks fault) and an attempted force out that was too late (minor)!

    He is a ground ball pitcher, he is at the mercy of his own defense. He has given up hella runs this year. Your ARBITRARY cut off is nonsense. Go back to the all-star break his ERA is terrible. Cut it anyway you want his ERA is terrible. Cut it any way you want his WHIP is terrible.

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Schilling loves Phelps.

  87. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Are you prepared for the Yanks not making the postseason?

  88. Andymelillo September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    What will Girardi exuse if they have problem scoreing.Will he give in an play some of the call ups.What will it take to see nunez in the lineup

  89. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks, luis. Sorry I am missing Cone. Now in car and listening to Sterling b/c I’m blacked out on At Bat. :)

    Phelps was looking damn good!

  90. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    :(

  91. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Trisha still going giving the offense doesn’t matter in baseball nonsense

  92. TheStraw September 12th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    2 out walk ):

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Right jerkface, so if any Yankee pitcher had been pitching poorly but had picked things up over the last 6 games you would not look at the improvement but would only carry on about his entire body of work.

    R-I-I-I-I-I-I-G-H-T

  94. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    That was a strike.

  95. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Schilling loves Phelps.
    ————————————————

    Rumor is Phelps gave Schilling a 5 to go buy a Fenway dog before the game. And he let him keep the change.

  96. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Guys, lets stick with arguing about how bad our own players are, okay? ;)

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    “Trisha still going giving the offense doesn’t matter in baseball nonsense”

    Find my first post that says offense doesn’t matter

  98. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    The pitch he got Ross was outstanding

  99. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    She won’t call Cook an awful pitcher because then she would have to admit the Hitting is the why we are where we are

  100. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I called into Francessa today… He actually argued with me that he would rather have Granderson than A-Jax at this point in their careers… Even considering their contracts.

    He knows a ton about the history of the Yankees but that man has to get a clue about the current state of the team.

  101. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    ER is definitely important, but you need to look at Unearned runs too. The only unearned runs that I would discredit is the error that occurs with two outs. Pitchers need to back their fielders up, just like the fielders back the pitcher up. You don’t know how many “hits” Cook’s defense took away from the opposing team.

    Cook’s ERA is decent in the last 6 games, if you include total runs given up, it’s pretty bad. That doesn’t equal a good pitcher, in my opinion.

    From what I’ve seen from Cook tonight, the Yankees should be getting some hits. It doesn’t seem like Cook is having a good game, it just seems like the Yankees are hitting the ball weakly.

  102. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    I called into Francessa today… He actually argued with me that he would rather have Granderson than A-Jax at this point in their careers… Even considering their contracts.

    He knows a ton about the history of the Yankees but that man has to get a clue about the current state of the team.
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    Just feel honored that he didn’t fall asleep.

  103. luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Guys, lets stick with arguing about how bad our own players are, okay?

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

    :D I like your style girl!! I want ALL the runs we could get!

    Another good inning from Phelps BRB

  104. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Nice. This is the Phelps I remember.

  105. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Phelps is getting it done. We’ll pop Cook eventually.

  106. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    This is how unearned runs work. With 1 out Cook gives up 1 run and has runners on 1st and third, they fail to get the force on an error BY COOK (E1) and then cook gives up a bunch more runs but conveniently they are ‘unearned’.

    Bogus! At any point, Cook is terrible. He caused both errors against him that gave him unearned runs.

  107. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Trisha,

    What is more of a reason we have lost a 10 game lead the hitting or pitching?

  108. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    ButtSmacker,

    I can’t say I’m overly excited about AJax, and that he will be a great player to build a team around, but I would rather have him over Granderson simply based off of the pay. His production level is fairly even with Granderson’s, but the pay is what does it for me.

  109. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Really good to see Phelps starting strong after a few rough starts. He’s going to be a solid backend starter…

  110. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    She won’t call Cook an awful pitcher because then she would have to admit the Hitting is the why we are where we are
    ———————————-
    Lowest runs per game since ’92… This offense is horrible.

  111. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Right jerkface, so if any Yankee pitcher had been pitching poorly but had picked things up over the last 6 games you would not look at the improvement but would only carry on about his entire body of work.

    5 ERA, 1.62 WHIP 3 bb/9 3 k/9 in his last 6. What says good pitcher to you?

  112. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Kay was right about one thing last night: The longer the game stays tight, the more confidence Boston gets. 1-run games do not favor the Yankees.

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    “Arguing that the Yankees are justified to get shut down by Aaron Cook… LOL.”

    Not arguing that at all. Just showing how utterly ridiculous some of you are with your out-of-hand pronouncements (We POUND Cook (he is AWFUL) and put up 8+ runs today.) and trying to let you know he’s pitched pretty well lately so you shouldn’t be stunned if he does a half-way decent job.

  114. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    The beatdown of Mr. Cook to commence shortly.

  115. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Buttsmacker – I heard that call. Pretty entertaining.

  116. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Nice job by Chavez…. Now he absolutely has to score this inning. By any means possible they need this run.

  117. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Rats.

  118. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    luis September 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Guys, lets stick with arguing about how bad our own players are, okay?

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

    :D I like your style girl!! I want ALL the runs we could get!

    Another good inning from Phelps BRB

    ———————————

    Lol, me too luis! I want ALL the runs too!! And I think we’ll cook Cook… it looks like we’re playing .500 ball and aren’t much for consecutive wins lately, so the odds are in our favor that since we lost last night we can win tonight lol. That’s as fancy as my math gets.

  119. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Terrible by Ichiro. Chases a pitch and can’t even get him to 3rd. Atrocious.

  120. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    The game is on espn tonight!

  121. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    ButtSmacker,

    I can’t say I’m overly excited about AJax, and that he will be a great player to build a team around, but I would rather have him over Granderson simply based off of the pay. His production level is fairly even with Granderson’s, but the pay is what does it for me.
    ——————————————-
    A-Jax might not be a superstar but he is a .300 hitter and nearly .400 OBP guy.

    Grandy’s close to MVP season last year, his OPS was .916
    Ajax OPS this year is .877
    Really not that far off and Ajax is still only 25, obviously getting better,is the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and of course like we mentioned is under team control for cheap far longer.

    I just hope we don’t make the same mistake with Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, Tyler Austin, Slade Heatcotte, etc…

  122. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    There must be some sort of bunting rule i don’t know about. Apparently if you fail the first attempt, you have to swing away on the next pitch.

  123. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Yeah, some beatdown.

  124. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I hate when they play at Fenway because you can see all of the Boston folk in the stands… and those people are depraved. They should censor them out when they have these games on YES.

  125. sunny615 September 12th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Another RISP fail?

  126. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Cook keeps busting Jeter in. He better not hit him and injure him, that thug.

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    “What says good pitcher to you?”

    This is what I said. I stand by it.

    “Cook hasn’t been as awful as you think. Check out his stats. He’s had some really good games – and a few stinkers too. But lately not terrible.”

    And anyone who allows one run to the Rangers and 2 to the O’s knows how to pitch.

    With that said, think whatever you’d like. You want to think he’s terrible and doesn’t know how to pitch and the Yanks should pound him, go for it.

  128. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I hate when they play at Fenway because you can see all of the Boston folk in the stands… and those people are depraved. They should censor them out when they have these games on YES.

    Then we could rename it The Green Mosaic.

  129. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    A-Jax might not be a superstar but he is a .300 hitter and nearly .400 OBP guy.

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

    This year. How about he does it for a couple of years in a row before we declare him a .300 hitter?

  130. hardwired7 September 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    “Let’s go to Buttsmacker on the cellphone.”

  131. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Yeah I’m not supporting the trade or anything but A-Jax needs to show he can do it over a period of time before he’s a .300 hitter. He’s been good this year but lets see him keep it up at the dish. His fielding can’t be denied though. That’s always been there.

  132. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    And anyone who allows one run to the Rangers and 2 to the O’s knows how to pitch.

    This is not a logical rule to follow in baseball, because anyone can have a hot night and pitch a good game. Kei Igawa once beasted the Red Sox.

    And again I ask what about a 5 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and a 3 bb/9 3 so/9 is not terrible?

  133. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The offense couldn’t be more impotent. Start the count: 0 -3 with RISP.

  134. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Solid inning.

  135. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Buttsmacker– I heard that call as well and its the first time in the past 3 months that I actually agreed with you!!! Francesa has little knowledge of this present team ….

  136. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I hate when they play at Fenway because you can see all of the Boston folk in the stands… and those people are depraved. They should censor them out when they have these games on YES.

    Then we could rename it The Green Mosaic.

    ————————-

    YES!!!! And reenact that scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, with the Georges-Pierre Seurat painting… not quite a mosaic, but pointillism has a similar look.

  137. The Return of Stoneburner September 12th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Really happy for Tyler Austin – he hit a homerun in AA playoffs – - – -

  138. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I think this might be a great time to catch up some more on Breaking Bad…. I don’t think this game is going anywhere as of now.

  139. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The offense couldn’t be more impotent. Start the count: 0 -3 with RISP.

    Start the count: Pointlessly negative posts: 6

  140. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    A-Jax might not be a superstar but he is a .300 hitter and nearly .400 OBP guy.

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

    This year. How about he does it for a couple of years in a row before we declare him a .300 hitter?
    ————————————————–
    Fair, but you have to admit he has shown remarkable improvement over last year.
    Considering their contracts/team control every GM in baseball would prefer a 25 year old A-jax going forward over 31 year old Grandy… This is really not disputable.

    I’m just happy Grandy crapped the bed before we gave him a big long term contract… ***Silver Lining***

  141. sunny615 September 12th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    What a pathetic offense.

  142. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Trisha…kay is agreeing with you at this moment…This basically puts the argument to rest… :D

  143. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Bruce Chen and Blake Beavan both have 5 ERAs and gave up 1 run to the rangers. The 2009 Yankees got shut out by Brett Tomko and only got 1 run off Junichi Tazawa who had an ERA over 7! They scored 2 runs off Dustin Nippert, know where he is now? KOREA.

    Geez you can find any bad pitcher having a good game vs a good offense, but those good offenses are supposed to make their hay off the bulk of those guys.

  144. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Jackamir,

    Thanks… I like Mike but he is very stubborn.

  145. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    1-12 with RISP yesterday; 0-3 already today.

    Is it any wonder that they have been absolutely putrid for 8 weeks?

    Record since July 18: 22-28 .440. One of the biggest and longest lasting chokes in recent history. Rivals the red sox in 2011.

  146. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Pointlessly negative or factual? I guess the 1 – 12 yesterday was just a figment of our imagination.

  147. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    luis, I’m listening to ESPN because I don’t get YES during Sux games. They seem to agree too.

    That’s definitely the icing on the cake.

    :)

  148. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Luis – Haha.

  149. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Rey Ordonez Jr. is retierd… good job Phelps.

  150. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    This team is taking a snooze against Cook.

  151. TheStraw September 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Great inning by Phelps.

  152. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    46 pitches…Not bad at all

  153. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Really happy with Phelps right now…. great bounce back at this point.

  154. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Kay did not agree with Trisha. He was incredulous at how bad Cook’s numbers are and how he has stifled the lineup. Leiter says they are swinging at some bad pitches, Cone said to wait for the 2nd time through. Both said there were hittable pitches that are simply being missed.

  155. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Really excited to see Nova’s going to be back in the rotation. Andy too. That could definitely breathe new life into this team.

  156. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Phelpsy looks sharp and has good body language. He looks confident and up to the task at hand…

  157. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks… I like Mike but he is very stubborn.

    —————————-

    That is being kind. He is easily the most miserable and obnoxious person on the radio

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    jackamir – he has. It will be great if it continues because we need our SP to get its act together if we’re going to go anywhere.

  159. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Holy Crap… Grandy did something!!!

  160. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    There we go Grandy!

  161. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Of course, nobody on base.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    GRANDY!!!!!

  163. TheStraw September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Grandy!……maybe he is trending in the right direction now…

  164. Benny Blanco September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Grandy

  165. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Grandy long ball… Here we go boys….

  166. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Anyone who thinks Cook is a good pitcher because he pitched a couple of good games (out of 14) is delusional. He’s not good; the Yankees hitters are bad. Stop drinking the cool-aid and face reality for a change. Blind optimism does nobody any good, least of all the one who practices it.

  167. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The Grandy Man!!

  168. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    There we go!!!

  169. TheStraw September 12th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Dontcha Know?

  170. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Grandy!!!

  171. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    The Grandy Man!!

    No sabes???!!!!

  172. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Gotta keep tacking on

  173. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Of course, only 1 man on base.

  174. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Cano made Cook look like a AA pitcher there. That was such a smooth swing.

  175. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    FINALLY, they are hitting the ball. His pitches are garbage, it was only time, just frustrating to see it take until the 4th inning, but I have a feeling Cook isn’t going to last much longer.

  176. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Holy Canolli——

  177. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Seriously now…..Granderson just hit a sinker that didn’t sink…Cook has been leaving the ball up the whole night, he doesn’t even have good stuff… The stats just show the results of such a poor pitcher…And Cano rests the case, this guy should be pounded more times than not

  178. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    nice hit A-Rod

  179. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Let the big boys play homerun derby Swish… go dance in the dugout.

  180. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Niblick, don’t let his ER in the last 6 games get in the way of whatever you choose to think.

  181. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Aaron is cooked! And Yanks are cookin’!

  182. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Ca-Yes!

  183. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Man Ibanez barely missed that one…. that was another hanger.

  184. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Sinatra’s version , ” New York, New York,” on la radio – plus, just retrieved a , ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” poster a neighbour just threw out on their lawn. LOL! – pretty good nite uh? Mild climes et all.

  185. ZMANINSJ September 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    It’s seriously time to consider giving Dickerson more playing time in LF. Ibanez and Jones are beyond shot.

  186. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Kay did not agree with Trisha. He was incredulous at how bad Cook’s numbers are and how he has stifled the lineup. Leiter says they are swinging at some bad pitches, Cone said to wait for the 2nd time through. Both said there were hittable pitches that are simply being missed.

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

    JF,

    I was joking….But in any event, if Kay says something usually the opposite is the right call

  187. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    jmills-

    3 days until that nhl lockout :(

  188. theREALkevin September 12th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    That’s what a team like the Yankees is supposed to do against a pitcher like Aaron Cook. I like it.

  189. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I was listening to sports radio today and they were talking about the O’s run differential. Their success of course rests on winning low-scoring 1-run games.

    That’s huge. I’d love to be able to win low-scoring one-run games.

  190. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Niblick, don’t let his ER in the last 6 games get in the way of whatever you choose to think
    ———————————————
    You’re insane if you think Cook is a good pitcher.

    I’d rather have Garcia or my Grandma start for the Yanks.

  191. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Now I’m looking forward to seeing Phelps not give it all back right away.

  192. MG September 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Cook has given up 3 runs in 4 innings for an ERA of 6.50, that’s about par for the course for him.

    He isn’t terrible, just isn’t particularly good.

    Just because a pitcher has a high ERA as a starter doesn’t mean he’s throwing BP up there, every major league pitcher can shut down a lineup for awhile.

  193. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    The Grandy Man!!

    No sabes???!!!!

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

    Long time no hear this!!! ;)

  194. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    As long as Chavez wants to play, I’d love to have him on the bench. He’s still useful.

  195. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    “You’re insane if you think Cook is a good pitcher.

    I’d rather have Garcia or my Grandma start for the Yanks.”

    Stop crying and get it right. This is what I said. I stand by it.

    “Cook hasn’t been as awful as you think. Check out his stats. He’s had some really good games – and a few stinkers too. But lately not terrible.”

  196. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Rays came back 2-2

  197. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Just because a pitcher has a high ERA as a starter doesn’t mean he’s throwing BP up there

    No, the .300 average against means that he is throwing BP up there :)

  198. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Trisha – oh yeah, a 5.06 ERA over the last 6 games is REALLY good, isn’t it? Awesome, wicked good.

  199. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Wow a mistake by Ciriaco.

  200. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    A run worse than the league average ERA is ‘not terrible’?

  201. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Too bad Idiot Joe keeps Chavie stuffed in a clubhouse locker when the Yanks face lefthanders.

  202. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Luis, si si ;)

    Trenton is getting rocked 7-1; Austin with a homer.

  203. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Man, it would have been nice to get a 2 out clutch hit there…. good inning though.

  204. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Tryler, not to worry! You’re in a race !!! :)

  205. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Can’t believe Cano finally hit 30 hr

  206. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    jmills-

    I’d rather watch the Blues than Yankees at this point haha.

  207. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I’m glad good things are happening.. it makes it easier to switch over to watch Britney cry like a baby on Xfactor (these are the moments I miss Erin the most since I know no one else on here cares lol..*tear*..)

  208. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Once again the long ball is needed. It is what it is. 4 – 22 when they don’t hit a HR.

    This team must have HR’s.

  209. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I like how the lovely people that work at fenway went out of their way to put Baltimore on top of New York on the fenway standings.

  210. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    My stinkhole could expel better gas than Aaron Cook’s right arm.

  211. Mordot11 September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Now we need Phelps to shut down the Sox and buck the trend of giving runs back everytime the other team scores.

  212. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Now Phelpsie has to shut down the sox.

  213. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    BA w/RISP is overrated.

  214. Mordot11 September 12th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    @Tabbert–Baltimore technically has the tiebreaker, although all that would get them is home field in a playoff game.

  215. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    I’m glad good things are happening.. it makes it easier to switch over to watch Britney cry like a baby on Xfactor (these are the moments I miss Erin the most since I know no one else on here cares lol..*tear*..)
    —————————————————

    Is she mentally stable again?

  216. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Tyler,…enjoy what you can get, mon ami – Guy Lafleur is waiting for another day.

  217. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Let me guess the smurf will hit a home run in this inning.

  218. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    I’m glad good things are happening.. it makes it easier to switch over to watch Britney cry like a baby on Xfactor (these are the moments I miss Erin the most since I know no one else on here cares lol..*tear*..)
    —————————————————

    Is she mentally stable again?

    —————-

    No. Would anyone want to watch her on tv if she were?

  219. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Trisha, no matter how they attack you, I’m in your corner. You are one of the reasons along with Luis & Yankeefem & 4NYY & TominGa & those type of optomistic fans that make me come back day after day….

  220. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    “You’re insane if you think Cook is a good pitcher.

    I’d rather have Garcia or my Grandma start for the Yanks.”

    Stop crying and get it right. This is what I said. I stand by it.

    “Cook hasn’t been as awful as you think. Check out his stats. He’s had some really good games – and a few stinkers too. But lately not terrible.”
    ——————————
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…. Stop crying….
    Maybe you should get a clue.

  221. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Shame-

    That’s a very good point haha.

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    MG – this all started because ButtSmacker said Cook was “AWFUL” and I thought it was good for him to know that he hadn’t been terrible lately. Which is exactly what I said.

    But you do not suggest that to anyone who believes that the Yankee offense should knock the crap out of every pitcher. They’d rather not hear anything that disagrees with their feelings.

    And I apparently hurt the feelings of any who prefer to think he’s AWFUL.

    Whatever.

  223. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    Let me guess the smurf will hit a home run in this inning.
    ————————————————–

    Only a double. Try again next week.

  224. Andymelillo September 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hope he can keep the lead not like his counterpart cc an koroda

  225. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    know that he hadn’t been terrible lately.

    He literally gave up 6 runs 2 starts ago.

  226. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Here we go again. The lead is safe for exactly one out.

  227. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Cook with an 8.31 ERA in his last 2 games :(

  228. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I was optimistic when Steve Bowling was playing for the Jays. ( Threw out 3 runners in 1 game – ’77 )

    Rock on, Trish.

  229. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What a joke this staff is. They must lead the league in giving runs back the very next inning

  230. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Sorry only a double on an 0-2 pitch right down the middle. Yankee pitchers have made really poor 0-2 pitches recently. This is the start of giving all of the runs back.

  231. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Didnt realize we are 27 and 29 since the AAG . I knew it wasnt great but i didnt know we have a losing record.

  232. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Phelps’ curve not working this inning

  233. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Get more!

  234. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Atta boy

  235. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Could have been worse…. the offense needs to keep adding.

  236. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ok keep the hits coming here!

  237. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    It’s funny how the Yanks keep making mistakes over the plate to the smurf. Who is the only real threat in the lineup.

  238. ac1 September 12th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I won a bet when I predicted this morning the Yankees would score then give runs back the next half inning… Happens every day!!!

  239. RYUKINGDOM September 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    You are right about our pitchers giving to much of the plate on 0-2 counts. Sometimes accountability goes to the pitching coach as well as the pitchers.

  240. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Gotta keep tacking on.

  241. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Aaron Cook’s ERA (excluding today):

    last game – 3.00
    last 2 games – 8.31
    last 3 games – 6.75
    last 4 games – 6.86
    last 5 games – 6.12
    last 6 games – 5.06
    last 7 games – 5.89
    last 8 games – 6.64
    last 9 games – 6.32

    I guess “lately” means exactly one game. Ha!

  242. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    A-Jax might not be a superstar but he is a .300 hitter and nearly .400 OBP guy.

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

    This year. How about he does it for a couple of years in a row before we declare him a .300 hitter?
    ————————————————–
    Fair, but you have to admit he has shown remarkable improvement over last year.
    Considering their contracts/team control every GM in baseball would prefer a 25 year old A-jax going forward over 31 year old Grandy… This is really not disputable.

    I’m just happy Grandy crapped the bed before we gave him a big long term contract… ***Silver Lining***
    =============

    He has improved a lot, and he looks like he could be a keeper. I seem to recall many of the experts on this blog declaring him overrated. At any rate, it’s all water under the bridge. I like Grandy: He seems like a really nice kid, and he’s a pretty solid player (if somewhat streaky). You won’t catch me bemoaning that trade, even if AJax blossoms into an AllStar. The truth is that AJax wasn’t ready when th Yanks needed him. The timing just didn’t work out. It happens.

  243. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    To the Top and Jeter again to get it started.

    More runs please. Pound this AWFUL pitcher.

  244. MG September 12th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    A run worse than the league average ERA is ‘not terrible’?
    —————-
    not that I really give a crap but Cook has a 5.17 ERA this year, that puts him in the same league as Tim Lincecum, Francisco Liriano, Ervin Santana, and Jason Marquis and better than Ricky Romero and some others.

    My point, which of course gets lost and taken out of context, is that any major league pitcher can get outs and put up some zeroes in a game. It doesn’t mean that every pitch he throws gets knocked all over the park.

    He’s given up 3 runs in 4 innings, that’s a higher ERA than his season average. I don’t see a guy out there throwing BP stuff like I’ve seen from Garcia at times this year or the infamous Kei Igawa, who should have given his infielder suits of armor at times to keep them from getting killed line drives.

  245. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Dumb Phillies want to crawl back into the race. Craziness.

  246. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    “Trisha, no matter how they attack you, I’m in your corner. You are one of the reasons along with Luis & Yankeefem & 4NYY & TominGa & those type of optomistic fans that make me come back day after day….”

    :)

    Thanks jackamir. I forget that it becomes a waste of time to try to reason with high emotion.

    In terms of being attacked, I always consider the source and then apply perspective depending upon the quality of what the person tends to offer on the forum. That usually causes me to basically ignore whatever they’re saying.

  247. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    UnKnown-

    The Cardinals are down late in their game so the Phils might be only 3 games out after today. It’s crazy that they could start Halladay in a playin game to the 1 game playoff, start Lee in the 1 game wildcard playoff, and still have Hamels ready to go for the NLDS lol.

  248. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    About Ajax and Grandy….The trade made sense then…Nowadays it wouldn’t…Meaning that we better start trading present for future, not the other way around

    El Capitan!!

  249. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Jeter is running better. Way to go Jeet. Good AB

  250. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Wrong part of the park… Grandy crushed that one too.

    And man, Ellsbury’s arm might be worse than Damons….

  251. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Did you see how shallow the RF was covering Arod?

  252. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Tyler – I know. But that is what happens when you when 6 straight and 14 out of the last 18 I believe. You can get back into the race.

    Phillies are this years Cards.

  253. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks jackamir. I forget that it becomes a waste of time to try to reason with high emotion.
    ———————————————————–
    Or just that people take an objective look at stats….

    I do love your homer posts though, quite hilarious, please keep them coming.

  254. randy l. September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i love watching jeter still playing great baseball while nomar can only talk about him.

  255. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Luis, I want Cano for next year, Hech starts at SS. How do we arrange this ? :)

  256. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Phillies threatening to make the playoffs with a 500 record. Well done Bud you have achieved Hockey and Basketball status

  257. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    UnKnown-

    I think the biggest question mark is whether their lineup can stay hot but the pitching is scary. No team in the NL wants a matchup against them 1st round.

  258. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    About Ajax and Grandy….The trade made sense then…Nowadays it wouldn’t…Meaning that we better start trading present for future, not the other way around

    El Capitan!!
    =======================

    It still makes sense in retrospect. We needed an AllStar centerfielder three years ago, and we got one. Ajax looks like he might become an AllStar caliber player three years after the fact. And it’s not as if AJax has already surpassed Grandy.

  259. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    jerkface your cherrypicking one stat tells me you are into your arguing for the sake of it, something you love to do. I gave the ER for the last 6 games. Since it didn’t comport with your notion of Cook you’ve spent the last hour trying to discredit it.

    At this point I don’t even know what you’re attempting to argue. But I know I’d rather watch the game. Maybe you can find another person’s post to attempt to pull apart and get that person into an argument.

    GO YANKS!!!

  260. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Wow, that was quite a play!

  261. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah I hope to see that for years to come also…. he won’t hit more than .175 in the big leagues. Take it to the bank.

  262. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    If Cano wasn’t jogging it would have been much closer at 1st base. But of course why hustle for a hit.

  263. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Jeter is my Hero.

  264. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    jerkface your cherrypicking one stat tells me you are into your arguing for the sake of it, something you love to do. I gave the ER for the last 6 games. Since it didn’t comport with your notion of Cook you’ve spent the last hour trying to discredit it.

    At this point I don’t even know what you’re attempting to argue. But I know I’d rather watch the game. Maybe you can find another person’s post to attempt to pull apart and get that person into an argument.

    GO YANKS!!!
    ======

    this thread is starting to remind me of the argument clinic sketch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y

  265. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I honestly dont miss Tex at all, sure he helps this team but mostly with his glove. I just dont think he does anything for our lineup at all… Well naybe a HR very rarely but Aside from ’09 he’s been a major disapointment for me!

    Way to hustle Jones err Cano!!

    I hope we dont give cano more then 16mil for 6 ! Its not the same economy, just look at the last few contracts out there.

  266. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    jmills,

    Hello sir….About cano, keep dreaming ;)

    Ghost,

    What i meant to say is that I liked the trade then, but if I had a CF prospect about to break to the bigs right now, I wouldn’t trade him… We need to get younger in a hurry.

  267. sunny615 September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    The downfall of the 2012 NY Yankees: hitting with RISP.

  268. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    It still makes sense in retrospect. We needed an AllStar centerfielder three years ago, and we got one. Ajax looks like he might become an AllStar caliber player three years after the fact. And it’s not as if AJax has already surpassed Grandy.
    ———————————————-
    Ajax’s year is night and day better than Grandy’s year… It’s not even close.

    Ajax is 25 and getting better, Grandy is 31 and likely shown his best.

  269. randy l. September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    “In terms of being attacked, I always consider the source and then apply perspective depending upon the quality of what the person tends to offer on the forum. That usually causes me to basically ignore whatever they’re saying.”

    you talk about the ” quality of what the person tends to offer” and you listen to EEI?

    hahahaha

    good one

  270. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    I honestly dont miss Tex at all, sure he helps this team but mostly with his glove. I just dont think he does anything for our lineup at all… Well naybe a HR very rarely but Aside from ’09 he’s been a major disapointment for me!

    Way to hustle Jones err Cano!!

    I hope we dont give cano more then 16mil for 6 ! Its not the same economy, just look at the last few contracts out there.
    —————————————————————–

    Yeah that Pujols contract was for pennies.

  271. hardwired7 September 12th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    That could be the play that turns around Boston’s season.

    That run that Bobby V. predicted starts now!

  272. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Trisha – you cherry picked your stat – exactly one start. That’s totally bogus.

  273. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Time to get the bullpen up. Phelps is missing location the last 2 innings. But Girardi will wait too long like he always does.

  274. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    What’s EEI?

  275. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Don’t know what you guys are watching. Cano busted it out of the box and down the line. He slowed down as he reached 1B when he knew he was out.

  276. sunny615 September 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Worthless garbage thrower.

  277. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Was Granderson shading him the other way?

  278. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Luis,…we are indeed lucky to be , ” breathing,” baseball my friend.

  279. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Duh .. I figured somebody would say Pujols..

  280. Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I miss WCYF

  281. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    Duh .. I figured somebody would say Pujols..
    ————————————–

    So you knew how your own argument could be disproved? It’s good to see both sides of an issue… I guess

  282. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Jmills,

    Sure we are :D

    Nasty CB from Phelps…Atta boy!

  283. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 12th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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

    Don’t say his name three times. He might appear :)

  284. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    K

  285. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    That was strike 3

  286. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Uno mas!

  287. Andymelillo September 12th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Phelps knows the yankees can’t score so he better get out this

  288. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    EEI is a Boston sports radio station.

  289. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Nice work by Phelps.

  290. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    K Fist pump!

  291. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    That’s clutch pitching.

  292. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    BIG K!!!!! awesome pitch

  293. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Fist pump dance by phelps!

  294. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Great job by Phelps… The “kid” is a winner

  295. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Nice job Phelps!! For as good as Iglesias is in the field, he’s equally as bad with the bat.

  296. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Big Boy Pitching!!

    First name David Last name Phelps. Doing it tonight.

  297. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I really like Phelps’s competitiveness.

  298. Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Well done, Phelps!

    So reminds me of Mussina…

  299. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    “Trisha – you cherry picked your stat – exactly one start. That’s totally bogus.”

    No in fact I talked about 6 starts if you go back and read my original post. Posters cherrypicked lines out of my posts and turned ithe thing into a whole new argument, one I never attempted to make.

    *********

    “Or just that people take an objective look at stats….”

    And when you do that for the first time on this forum let me know. I thought I was actually doing you a favor by letting you know that Cook had had some starts lately that weren’t “AWFUL” – in fact three quality starts in his last 6 games, and another where he allowed 2 ER in 5 plus innings – but apparently you did not want to hear that. I did it as a heads-up in case he had another quality start.

    Trust me, I won’t bother doing that again.

  300. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Ghostwriter, that vid is hysterical. Thanks for sharing that.

  301. jacksquat September 12th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    “Vintage” Phelps so far. :)

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    “EEI is a Boston sports radio station.”

    Yes, kill me because I enjoy listening to sports radio when I’m in the car and that’s the one that comes in most clearly for me.

    :roll:

  303. Yank 97 September 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Phelps has so many guts, just knows how to pitch

  304. NYY_Girl_Penny September 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Tyler. K, thnx.

  305. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    6 starts – 5.06 ERA – not good – not even close – not even in the ballpark. Not when the league ERA is 4.09. So if you’re not cherry picking, then I guess you just don’t know good from bad.

  306. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I can imagine WEEI being really entertaining lol.

  307. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Nicky with the two bagger. Let’s fatten up that lead, boys.

  308. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Oh no – a runner in scoring position. Couldn’t Swish have just stopped at first and waited for the homer?

  309. luis September 12th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Good at bat from Swisher…Boy! Do I wish he could do that on a consistent basis…He would be such a good ball player.

  310. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    Phelps is going to shine tonight and suck everyone into being a Phelps believer again.

  311. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Shack has done zilch down the stretch as the tigers flounder. He might be an all star on the future, or not.

  312. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Excellent job by Phelps to get out of that inning unscathed. I did not expect that outcome.

  313. randy l. September 12th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    rough night trisha?

    i would think you’d to be happy the yankees are beating the red sox.

    i know i’m enjoying the yankees beating them so far.

  314. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I’m on my phone…..shack was typed in as Ajax

  315. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    And when you do that for the first time on this forum let me know. I thought I was actually doing you a favor by letting you know that Cook had had some starts lately that weren’t “AWFUL” – in fact three quality starts in his last 6 games, and another where he allowed 2 ER in 5 plus innings – but apparently you did not want to hear that. I did it as a heads-up in case he had another quality start.

    Trust me, I won’t bother doing that again.
    ———————————————————
    Is it possible for Freddy to pitch a good game? Of course.
    Is it possible for Carlos Zambrano to pitch a good game? Of course
    Is it possible for Jon Lackey to pitch a good game? Of Course.

    Regardless of the possibility of these pitchers throwing a good game, they are still AWFUL.

    You are clueless.

  316. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “6 starts – 5.06 ERA – not good – not even close – not even in the ballpark. Not when the league ERA is 4.09. So if you’re not cherry picking, then I guess you just don’t know good from bad.”

    Most rational people would say that 3 out of 6 quality starts and another with 2 runs in 5+innings is hardly “bad”.

    But whatever Niblick. I can’t consider you a real rational source since what you offer here is always negative.

  317. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Phelps has heart…It’s a shame that he didn’t got his chance sooner…We may not be even in the pickle we are right now…But that how things work out sometimes

  318. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “Is it possible for Freddy to pitch a good game? Of course.
    Is it possible for Carlos Zambrano to pitch a good game? Of course
    Is it possible for Jon Lackey to pitch a good game? Of Course.”

    Is it possible for you to make a consistent argument to the one I made? If you can, let me know.

  319. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    That was a wasted at bat

  320. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Trisha – and what you have to say is, unfortunately, nonsense not supported by fact.

  321. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    “rough night trisha?”

    Not rough. Wearying.

  322. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Bobby V outmanaged Joe Girardi here. He knew Joe would put in the RH batters.

  323. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    “Trisha – and what you have to say is, unfortunately, nonsense not supported by fact.”

    Fine. Then there is no need to discuss it further.

  324. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Is it possible for you to make a consistent argument to the one I made? If you can, let me know.
    —————————————–
    Do you live in an insane asylum?

    Serious question… I apologize if you find it offensive.

  325. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    By Trisha’s standards there are no bad pitchers in baseball, because any major league starter that gets an extended opportunity will pitch a few good or decent games here or there.

  326. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Let Nunez bat for crying out loud!!

  327. Nick in SF September 12th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    “I miss WCYF”

    So you’re the one.

  328. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Come on, Druwster. Good AB.

    Austin homer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

    Trenton on the comeback trial, now trailing 7-5, top of the 7th.

  329. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    …wait…I thought bunting is guaranteed to always score the run!
    At least everybody thought so last week.

  330. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Ichiro obviously can’t bunt so I don’t know why he keeps trying to do it.

  331. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Bbbtone, I guess bobby v had that walk worked into his gameplan…Damn, outmanaged again!

  332. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    “By Trisha’s standards there are no bad pitchers in baseball, because any major league starter that gets an extended opportunity will pitch a few good or decent games here or there.”

    All this because I had the temerity to give Cook’s ER for the last 6 games.

    LMAO!!!!

    Tell you what. You and anyone else still thrown by what I said can talk to each other or talk to the hand.

    I’m so done with the three of you it isn’t funny.

    I think I’ll now go and enjoy the game.

  333. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    By Trisha’s standards there are no bad pitchers in baseball

    The only bad pitchers are the ones who aren’t actually playing because they are so bad in this bizarro universe.

  334. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Can’t waste this oppo here. Games have been lost by not scoring in these oppo’s for the past month.

  335. jmills September 12th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    ( Trust me, I wont be doing this again )

    Trish, I have no problem with that logic. Sometimes,…. you strip things off your soles.

  336. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks YF for the link…He doesn’t look tall or big, but he does have pop…

    I don’t think Ichiro hustled down the line on that play

  337. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Swisher could have tried to score there.

  338. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Nice error. I think Ichiro and all of the older bench players have run out of gas.

  339. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Jones went in hard. Gotta give him his props.

  340. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    “I miss WCYF”

    No need, he’s here.

    “Do you live in an insane asylum?

    Serious question… I apologize if you find it offensive.”

    I think it was that kind of comment that got you tossed last time.

  341. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    In fact, it might have been that very “question”, only posed as a statement, with the faux apology that followed, and your statement that you were being serious.

  342. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    He left Stew out there.

    Pinch hit for Chavez and Ibanez with 2 guys that are worse than those 2. And when it came time for an upgrade with Martin over Stew, he chooses not to.

  343. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    “I miss WCYF”

    No need, he’s here.

    “Do you live in an insane asylum?

    Serious question… I apologize if you find it offensive.”

    I think it was that kind of comment that got you tossed last time
    ———————————-
    I will take that as a yes… Enjoy the crazy house.

    Also, thanks for clarifying tonight that your posts are posts that I should ignore.

  344. Andymelillo September 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Can the yankees score without hitting a homerun they are pathetic if they lose

  345. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Despite the fact that he pitched a really good game, Cook’s good ERA actually rose today.

  346. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Damn Stewart keeping swinging at the 1st pitch with guys on base. The opposing team never helps out the Yanks like that. They have to be patient to try and add on some runs otherwise the Sox will win this game late like they usually do against the Yanks. Robertson definitely isn’t available.

  347. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Solid outing by David Phelps. 5 innings plus one run (so far) you cant ask for anything better from this guy. Too bad the Yankees hate scoring runs and love stranding runners.

  348. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    “Also, thanks for clarifying tonight that your posts are posts that I should ignore.”

    I’ve heard that from you before, yet you always come back for more. I think you just can’t help yourself. Feel free to continue with your predictable pattern. I await the opportunity to get you tossed again WC.

    See ya now.

  349. sunny615 September 12th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    God this team really blows with RISP.

  350. Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Really no excuse for a guy like Nix who has a chance with the Yankees this year – cannot execute a fundamental bunt when needed.

  351. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    He left Stew out there.

    Pinch hit for Chavez and Ibanez with 2 guys that are worse than those 2. And when it came time for an upgrade with Martin over Stew, he chooses not to
    ___________________
    Yes taking Chavez out of the game is confusing. Even more confusing is putting in Andrew Jones. The binder really really loves Andrew Jones.

  352. Nick in SF September 12th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Are Hobbits birthed or hatched?

  353. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    That inning is why we haven’t won 2 games in a row for a month. Well one of the reasons at least.

    You don’t tack on and then you’re left holding the bag in the 9th when you lose. Darnit.

  354. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    That looked like a strike

  355. Andymelillo September 12th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Why is A drew Jones in left not melky mesa.girardi coaching timid

  356. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Stranding runners? Are you kidding? They’re 1-22 with RISP these last two games. That’s not stranding. That’s homicide.

  357. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Get someone up, Phelps has been somewhat lucky. Ellsbury with a tough AB.

  358. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    That inning is why we haven’t won 2 games in a row for a month. Well one of the reasons at least.

    You don’t tack on and then you’re left holding the bag in the 9th when you lose. Darnit

    _____
    Agree! However, it is hard to believe it has been two months since this team won 2 games in a row. Yet its true. wow.

  359. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    GIDP :)

  360. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Big DP off the bat of the future hall of famer

  361. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    “Solid outing by David Phelps. 5 innings plus one run (so far) you cant ask for anything better from this guy. Too bad the Yankees hate scoring runs and love stranding runners.”

    So far he’s been really good. I really thought that he would melt against the pressure of pitching to the vaunted rivalry. I hope he can keep it up.

    This is the kind of pitching that is critical if the Yanks are going to advance.

  362. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Despite the fact that he pitched a really good game, Cook’s good ERA actually rose today.

    ==========

    Well. It’s just about par for the course for him. That’s what a 5.17 ERA pitcher is: He gives up about 3 runs in 5 innings. It ain’t good, but ain’t that bad either…

  363. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This smurf is so annoying

  364. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    “Solid outing by David Phelps. 5 innings plus one run (so far) you cant ask for anything better from this guy. Too bad the Yankees hate scoring runs and love stranding runners.”

    So far he’s been really good. I really thought that he would melt against the pressure of pitching to the vaunted rivalry. I hope he can keep it up.

    This is the kind of pitching that is critical if the Yanks are going to advance
    ____________
    Agree. However to be fair this “vaunted rivalry” is not quite what it usually is. There is a lot of holes in the boston line-up. Still solid job by phelps.

  365. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Rays had men on second and third with 1 out and did not score. You replay that scenario when they play the Yankees and they score 10 times out of 10.

  366. randy l. September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    i have a little problem listening to garciappara talking about opposing fans and respect.
    when i saw him in the cape league for the orleans cardinals as a college senior weighing like 135 pounds and then 2-3 years later seeing him having bulging arms like the incredible hulk for the red sox.

    sorry, but if any one did steroids it was nomar.

    i have zero respect for him.

  367. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Huge DP!

    I think Jones must be the author of the binder.

  368. ButtSmacker September 12th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Despite the fact that he pitched a really good game, Cook’s good ERA actually rose today.

    ==========

    Well. It’s just about par for the course for him. That’s what a 5.17 ERA pitcher is: He gives up about 3 runs in 5 innings. It ain’t good, but ain’t that bad either…
    —————————————————————-
    Pitcher’s who have a 5.17 ERA aren’t bad?

  369. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “Agree. However to be fair this “vaunted rivalry” is not quite what it usually is. There is a lot of holes in the boston line-up. Still solid job by phelps.”

    Good point. But yes, solid job nonetheless.

    :)

  370. jacksquat September 12th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Best start by a Yankee pitcher in a while. And he probably won’t get another start…

  371. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Great Job Phelpsy!!

    Please don’t let this game slip through our fingers.

  372. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Well. It’s just about par for the course for him. That’s what a 5.17 ERA pitcher is: He gives up about 3 runs in 5 innings. It ain’t good, but ain’t that bad either…


    3 runs in 5 innings is a 5 ERA but a pitcher with a 5 ERA simply isn’t that consistent.
    In fact I’d wager that most pitchers with a 5 ERA are pretty good for some starts and then give up a lot of runs in their other starts. Like ricky romero (9 starts 5+ runs) or lincecum (9 starts 5+ runs).

    Its why I say that if you could sign a pitcher that is guaranteed to give you the mininum quality start every start (6 IP 3 ER) every time in baseball would be lining up to sign them. The fact is guys who pitch to a 4.5+ ERA tend to not be that consistent :)

  373. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    people were knocking Swisher for his first base play the other night . he’s pretty damn good in a position he doesn’t play normally , imo

  374. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    That was a good game for Phelps. He’s a good pitcher.

  375. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Reynolds 0-3 with 3 k’s… yet another thing that would not happen vs us. Lol

  376. Bo knows September 12th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    372 comments and 300 about an opposing bad pitcher. Are you people watching a ballgame or doing the last word, thingy.

  377. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    the yankee issue right now as I see it is teams need to be able to win tight 3-2, 2-1 4-3 type games. The yankees have shaky starting pitching, shaky bull-pen, and lousy clutch hitting. That combo makes winning these tight one run games difficult to win.

  378. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    Huge DP!

    I think Jones must be the author of the binder.

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

    Meat tray gave Andruw the nude picks of Joe, so he could blackmail him for playing time ;)

  379. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Jack Curry ?@JackCurryYES
    In Boston’s last 5 at bats with runners on base, Phelps has produced 2 DPs, 2 strikeouts and an infield pop out. Excellent pitching.

    ——–

    Stinks that we lost Chavez for the night who had two doubles just to PH for Jones.

  380. syd_cash September 12th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    yup Phelps was great

  381. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    That was a good game for Phelps. He’s a good pitche
    __________
    Yeah I like him. He kinda reminds me of a young Mike Mussina. He sort of looks like him. He’s got some upside.

  382. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Jeter in line to pass willie mays on the all time hits list at Yankee Stadium.

  383. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Pedroia’s wife picked a good time to go into labor. Get the smurf out of the game.

  384. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Jeet!!

  385. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Congratulations to Dustin Pedroia and family. Best wishes for a well deserved paternity leave.

  386. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The Grandy Man can!!

  387. rm September 12th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    It looks like grandy woke up just in time

  388. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    With a man on base yaay!!

    No RISP though

  389. Nick in SF September 12th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Pedroia is racing towards the Shire while Grandy homers again? Nice!

  390. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    It’s truly amazing. If he wasn’t such a homerun hitter, he would be a AAA player. Granderson that is.

  391. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Curtis with a little power surge now again as of late.

    Thanks Aceves always nice of you to be so giving. You Thug.

  392. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    There we go!!

  393. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    as I said last night I think Granderson is going to get hot I think people greatly underestimated how hard it was for him to play center field every single day all summer long . I think that now with some rest he’s going to start killing the ball again

  394. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Well. It’s just about par for the course for him. That’s what a 5.17 ERA pitcher is: He gives up about 3 runs in 5 innings. It ain’t good, but ain’t that bad either…


    3 runs in 5 innings is a 5 ERA but a pitcher with a 5 ERA simply isn’t that consistent.
    In fact I’d wager that most pitchers with a 5 ERA are pretty good for some starts and then give up a lot of runs in their other starts. Like ricky romero (9 starts 5+ runs) or lincecum (9 starts 5+ runs).

    Its why I say that if you could sign a pitcher that is guaranteed to give you the mininum quality start every start (6 IP 3 ER) every time in baseball would be lining up to sign them. The fact is guys who pitch to a 4.5+ ERA tend to not be that consistent :)
    ===============

    That’s a fair point. In fact, I’m a little surprised that those sabermetrics types haven’ worked harder to develop some measures of dispersion like standard deviations. That’s where the risk lies. On any given night (obviously, not every night out) I would sign up for 3 runs and 5 innings from a starter; the problem is that a guy that tends to pitch to 5.4 ERA is a heck of a lot more likely to get lit for 6 runs in 2 innings than a guy with a 3.4 ERA.

  395. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I hope that Arod isn’t starting to struggle. They need his bat.

  396. Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    What do you suppose Arod is looking for there exactly?

    That at bat looked awful.

    At times he looks just so lost up there.

    At least swing at it.

  397. RYUKINGDOM September 12th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I can’t take ARod. It’s like he’s a cricket player in slow motion.

  398. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Hope Pedroia takes tomorrow off also

  399. MG September 12th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    A hot Granderson could really help for the next couple of weeks with Teix out…

  400. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Granderson is like a left handed Mark Reynolds who can play CF and has speed.

  401. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    At this point, I’ll take runs anyway I can.

  402. Niblick September 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Wow – I’ve never actually seen a cricket player in slow motion, but that’s a funny image.

  403. JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Shoot those birds and kill sux

  404. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    The Phillies are only 3 games out of the wild card and are about to open a four game series vs the ASTROS. They just might get within a game this weekend.

  405. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    The Phillies are only 3 games out of the wild card and are about to open a four game series vs the ASTROS. They just might get within a game this weekend.
    ===========

    I knew that it was only a matter of time before they got hot. Unfortunately for them they have to pass two teams ahead of them, and they don’t get to play either one.

  406. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Nobody rings a bell to tell you when a slump is going to end. The only thing you can know for sure is that it will.

    Welcome back Grandy and Swish.

  407. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    That’s a fair point. In fact, I’m a little surprised that those sabermetrics types haven’ worked harder to develop some measures of dispersion like standard deviations. That’s where the risk lies. On any given night (obviously, not every night out) I would sign up for 3 runs and 5 innings from a starter; the problem is that a guy that tends to pitch to 5.4 ERA is a heck of a lot more likely to get lit for 6 runs in 2 innings than a guy with a 3.4 ERA.

    Yes pretty much. A bad night for CC Sabathia might be 3 runs in 5 or 6 innings, because if he pitched like people expect a 3 ERA pitcher to pitch every game, he’d hardly ever give up any runs. The pitchers with high ERAs are more likely to put base runners on, give up damage pitches, get lit up in a game, etc.

    I’d like a kind of standard dev stat too.

  408. RC September 12th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Tabbert says:
    September 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    The Phillies are only 3 games out of the wild card and are about to open a four game series vs the ASTROS. They just might get within a game this weekend.

    —–

    Except they’ve had a hard time with the Astros the last few years for whatever reason.

  409. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    That’s the Phelps I know….aggressive….spotting that 2 seamer….using all his pitches. He looked normal again and not tentative…..he was very good tonight….

    Nice to see Granderson alive and kicking…..he could have had 3 bombs tonight. We should have scored more off Cook…..but I’ll take a 5-1 lead.

  410. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Congrats to Pedroia….hope everything goes well and he spends tomorrow with his family ;)

  411. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hey Blake,

    Good post…Spot on

  412. Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Luis…….David Phelps is a keeper

  413. Nick in SF September 12th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Don’t discount the Astros; they’re practically an AL team.

  414. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Phelps big time tonight…..hey Luis and Pat M.

  415. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Congrats to Pedroia….hope everything goes well and he spends tomorrow with his family

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

    I believe that even Saurun send a postcard to Fro… sorry Pedey

  416. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I love scoring runs off Aceves.

  417. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe

    Aceves walked around the back of the mound to leave the game. Showing up the manager, any manager, is not a good thing to do

  418. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    The Astros haven’t been good for a while now but I don’t think they’ve ever been this bad.

  419. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Fake Peter Gammons ?@FakePeteGammons

    I wish I was having Dusty Pedroias baby right now. This is Peter Gammons. #RedSox #WombEnvy

    LOL….oh G. Love

  420. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Luis…….David Phelps is a keeper
    =========

    Yes, he is. Assuming Andy is put back in the rotation in the next week, or so, who gets sent to the ‘pen: Phelps or Nova?

  421. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Athletics,

    Please Sweep Baltimore this weekend.

    - All Yankees Fans.

  422. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Schilling isn’t terrible as an announcer…..I feel like I have to hate him but he’s pretty fair and gives good insight…..you can tell he respects the Yanks.

  423. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Hey Pat M,

    In deed, he is a keeper.

  424. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Did anyone else notice the clown feet of the pitcher? Geez are his feet long.

  425. JM September 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Congrats to Pedroia….hope everything goes well and he spends tomorrow with his family

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

    I believe that even Saurun send a postcard to Fro… sorry Pedey

    :)

  426. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Phelps to the pen.

  427. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Aceves seems to be a huge douche. Kinda glad he’s on the Sox.

  428. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe

    As mentioned before, #Yankees didn’t release Aceves because of performance. #RedSox finding that out now. He’s hard to deal with

    yea they said it was because of his back and that probably had a lot to do with it….but the fact that he’s a jerk probably was a factor as well.

  429. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Schilling isn’t terrible as an announcer…..I feel like I have to hate him but he’s pretty fair and gives good insight…..you can tell he respects the Yanks.
    ============

    I kind of feel the same way, like I’m supposed to hate him, but it’s hard not to like how he goes about his business (as a pitcher and an announcer).

  430. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Why do folks think Aceves is a jerk?

  431. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Iglesias is sick with the glove…..but he has one of the wettest noodles for a bat I’ve ever seen at the big league level for a non-pitcher.

  432. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Question is when Pettitte returns who gets DFA’d?

  433. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “I kind of feel the same way, like I’m supposed to hate him, but it’s hard not to like how he goes about his business (as a pitcher and an announcer).”

    oh as a pitcher he was unreal….I would have loved having him….strike throwing power pitcher…..best K/BB ratio in history.

  434. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    nice fake Granderson !

  435. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Ghost,

    it will depend on Nova’s next outing…If it goes ok, Nova stays….If he continues to struggle, they might give him another turn…In any case, i think they are both out of the PS rotation

  436. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Yea Grandy did a nice job selling that….but terrible baserunning by Salty. We need to limit this crap right here. Come on Joba

  437. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    hey…. lets burn the bullpen today! we won’t need them the next four games or anything.

  438. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Cmon Joba!

  439. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    And Schilling was a hell of a competitor. I would have taken him in a second.

  440. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Logan is definitely over used. It seems like he pitches in every single game. Robertson not being able tonight might really hurt them.

  441. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi with an expanded roster is exhausting.

  442. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    If Bud wants to speed along games this expanded roster nonsense needs to end.

    September games are excruciating.

  443. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Now I know why Girardi is still the manager. YES (aka Hal) make so much money off of the commercials and 3 pitching changes per inning, that firing him makes no sense for his wallet.

    *Disclaimer* I don’t hate Girardi, just a comment.

  444. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Rule of thumb with relief pitchers: the more of them you put in…..the greater chance one of them is going to suck that day.

  445. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I hope this is good Joba and not meatballs Joba.

  446. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I don’t know why these managers think that they HAVE to use all of these players on the roster.

  447. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    3 pitchers threw 4 pitches

  448. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    About Aceves…. I honestly don’t know, but he certainly has issues, that wasn’t a good way to show up to your manager…

    Joba sighting!!

  449. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    97!

  450. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I really don’t like that Joba throws so many sliders. It’s very weird that he throws that 90% of the time.

  451. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Power vs power here! That’s a coupla big country boys there!

  452. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Sweet Scoop Swish

  453. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Blake-

    Rule of thumb with relief pitchers: the more of them you put in…..the greater chance one of them is going to suck that day.
    ————————-

    Just one?

  454. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    At least this isnt the longest no run half inning in MLB history.

  455. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Nice play, Swish!

  456. luis September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Good play Swish

  457. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    swisher salad again !

  458. Tyler September 12th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    That’s alright…. 1 more Joba!

  459. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    good job Nix…good decision….good job Jobber. Get one more here.

  460. RSM September 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Joba has always thrown too many sliders.

  461. blake September 12th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    hung a slider.

  462. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Could Jones run any slower to the ball?

  463. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Not again, not again, not again, not again, not again, not again…. Not again!!!

  464. Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Logan is definitely over used. It seems like he pitches in every single game. Robertson not being able tonight might really hurt them.
    =============

    I think that you’re right about that.

    Oy, this was such a nice game… Why are they trying to flush it down the crapper?

  465. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Ghostwriter September 12th, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    I don’t know why these managers think that they HAVE to use all of these players on the roster.

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

    I wish they use the position youngsters a little more :(

  466. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Why do folks think Aceves is a jerk?

    - – - – - – - – - –

    He gets into a fight with someone on the Sox or acts like a douche when Bobby V removes him from a game every few weeks.

  467. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Joba has the velocity but he’s still not getting the good depth on his sliders and he’s just throwing too many of them……

  468. RYUKINGDOM September 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Yankee pitchers are so predictable.

  469. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    He gets into a fight with someone on the Sox or acts like a douche when Bobby V removes him from a game every few weeks.

    Big Al also said he let his wife walk in on his rampant cheating or forced her to watch or whatever.

  470. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Great and he hangs a slider. I really don’t understand why they let him throw so many. Then batters are just sitting on it. If Robertson isn’t available they don’t have anyone to ptich the 8th inning. I think they are now starting to miss Mo. With him everyone was moved back an innning and now they only have 2 guys they can count on.

  471. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The Yankees pitchers seriously have a problem with giving runs right back after they score

  472. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Who pitches the 8th?

  473. Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    BoSox are getting real good swings on Joba……..If Nova pitches well down the stretch, David goes back to the bullpen regardless……He’ll be a factor in October as he good spell Joba in the 7th

  474. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Atta boy, Jobs.

  475. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    nice play Jete…..limited damage there but they need to keep scoring…..even against the Paw Sox no lead is safe at Fenway.

  476. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Rothschild and Girardi said that they wanted Joba to throw more fastballs. I really don’t get the pitch calling when he is on the mound.

  477. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Need more runs before we see Rapada, Lowe, next inning.

  478. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve been really big on joba when people were down on him the last few weeks but I had a feeling he might take a little step back tonight.
    Coming back is a process of steps forward & backward then forward again.

  479. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Good job by the Jobber…Blake, about the slider, he threw a a few very good ones…The problem is the frequency that he throws it, he should mix a little bit more

  480. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Soriano is going to have to get at least a 4 out save isn’t he?

  481. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:04 pm
    Good job by the Jobber…Blake, about the slider, he threw a a few very good ones…The problem is the frequency that he throws it, he should mix a little bit more
    ————–
    not really a good job, he inherited two runners in scoring position with one out and both scored…

  482. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Y’s

    Wise words

  483. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    luis,

    yea he threw some good ones….but the problem is they aren’t all good…..he’s inconsistent with it and probably hangs I’d say 1 out of 3 or so….not shocking coming back from TJS.

  484. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Girardi managing like Robertson is available.

  485. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Worry about Robertson’s command.

  486. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Aviles is no Enrique Iglesias with the glove.

  487. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Need more runs before we see Rapada, Lowe, next inning.

    ———–

    Rapada is burned already and God help us all if we’re counting on Lowe to get any meaningful outs tonight.

  488. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    pinch running for Jones is the right move there…..but these September games are almost like little league games where everybody has to play.

  489. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    MG,

    Fair point….But at this point, i want him to work as much as he can, so he regains his form and command…As Pat points out, it wouldn’t be bad at all to have Phelps and Joba at top form in the BP.

  490. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Aviles knows he had about 20 minutes to make that play right

  491. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    lucky.

  492. Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    MG…….The true evaluation of Joba Chamberlain will come next March…..As for allowing inherited runs to score, it’s been an issue with him for years now……

  493. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    come on Ichiro

  494. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Very nice job. Exactly what I would’ve done, give Ichi one crack to get Chris over to 3rd. Now PH Stew.

  495. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    next job by Ichiro…..I would have liked to see him bunt for a hit more there…..perfect sac bunt though.

  496. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Salty + a pitchout = still no chance

  497. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    hit Martin here.

  498. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    A safety squeeze!!! wow!!

  499. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    why do you bunt Ichiro to get to Chris Stewart?

  500. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I can’t believe that Joey binder isn’t pinch hitting. This is a big run at 3rd base.

  501. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I thought sure they’d hit Martin here….come on Stewie.

  502. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    As for allowing inherited runs to score, it’s been an issue with him for years now……

    His IS% (outside of 2012) has been under league average each year. He has actually been better at that than David Robertson.

  503. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Hit for Stewart? No?

  504. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you for walking the nine man you dope.

  505. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you very much for walking Stewie….

  506. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Girardi seems very confused about who to pinch hit for and who not to. Very weird to bunt to bring Stewart up.

  507. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Fear Stewart!

  508. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I would have pinch hit for Stew, but not with martin but with Nunez

  509. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    No reason why Stewart should’ve gotten that AB there. In fact he should’ve been PH for last time up even.

    Switch pitchers every batter and PH for Chavez but let Stewart hit. Cmon Joe.

  510. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Nice going Ichiro! Come on Jeter!

    In 24hrs I’ll be on my way to NYC! Going to the game on Friday night, probably on Sunday too. Can’t wait to be with the family at the. Stadium!

  511. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    If they put Padilla in then hit Tex…..he can walk around the bases!

  512. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    MG…….The true evaluation of Joba Chamberlain will come next March…..As for allowing inherited runs to score, it’s been an issue with him for years now……
    ———————
    I’m not a big believer in Chamberlain at this point in his career but I want him to pitch well as long as he is a Yankee.

    I just don’t regard letting two inherited runners score as a ‘good job’, particularly when he got away with at least one really bad hanging slider in addition to giving up the basehit by Aviles.

    I don’t think he’s been used back to back many times so far, that could explain him not being quite as sharp as last night but again, I don’t make excuses for pitchers.

  513. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    oh no!!

  514. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Noooo!

  515. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Pinch run for Stewart?

  516. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    When Jeter started limp running at the end of that I said out loud o m f g

  517. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Damn it! Jeter’s limping!! Now that’s a gamer!

  518. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Crap. Not Jeter too

  519. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Jeter please don’t be hurt. These stupid DP’s everytime they have guys on base are getting these guys hurt.

  520. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    He’s hurt. Oh no!

  521. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Oh man….

  522. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Oh crap. Jeter now? Another blow to this team they can’t afford.

  523. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Damn!! This isn’t good…. We can’t lose Jeter

  524. Dj September 12th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    This is the longest commercial break ever…keeping my fingers crossed that Jeter is somehow okay.

  525. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Cant lose jeter other than a game or two!

  526. syd_cash September 12th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    great just what we need Jeter getting hurt….the only one playing consistently hussling day in and day out

  527. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Oh No! probably that ankle…..hopefully it’s ok…they can’t lose him

  528. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Oh crap…

    BloggingBombers Jeter is out of the game with some type of leg injury.

  529. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Maybe hyperextended the knee?

  530. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    He may have tweaked his sore ankle.

  531. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I would take him out of the game

  532. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    that might not be good, he landed on the base funny.

    A high ankle sprain would really be the worst outcome, the Yankees can’t replace Jeter with the way he’s playing.

  533. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    he got in between steps and lunged…..hopefully just tweaked the ankle and didn’t pull or tear anything.

  534. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Hopefully it’s only a couple of days and nothing big.

  535. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I’m guessing 15 days for Jeter

  536. JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    omg

  537. Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Face……What’s Joba’s numbers on inheirted runs when compared to relievers with 50 innings or more ????? Jeter will get iced and wrapped and hopefully be ready for tomorrow…..

  538. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    And now he is abusing Drob

  539. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    have they finally solved this scrub Ciriaco?

  540. JM September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    BloggingBombers Totally amateur opinion: Jeter has been dealing with a bum ankle for a week, but that looked like it may be a calf. Either way, bad news.

    I hope he’s wrong. Ugh

  541. umbrelladoc September 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Darn it. Should have run Nunez for Stewart – and sent him.

  542. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Lots of posters were chanting for Nunez. This might be the opportunity to get him into the games.

  543. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    That would probably be the final straw.

  544. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I thought either ankle or calf when it happened…..ankle would really probably be better if it’s not bad…..stupid calf injuries can take forever. They really need him to be ok…..can’t lose him

  545. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Trish,

    not like this

  546. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Jeter is great. If he goes down – hoping he doesn’t of course – the rest of the team will have to step it up. Nunez would be the replacement I would think.

    It is what it is.

  547. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    come on DRob

  548. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Face……What’s Joba’s numbers on inheirted runs when compared to relievers with 50 innings or more ????? Jeter will get iced and wrapped and hopefully be ready for tomorrow…..

    He was above league average year by year and total. Better than D-rob year by year and total. League average is 29%, Joba is at 25%, D-rob 32%

    I picked D-rob because he was the closest guy in age that I think of as being a great reliever. For example, Mariano Rivera is at 29%.

  549. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Have Alex play SS. Doesn’t he need 1 more hr to be the top HR hitting SS?

  550. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Is Girardi really managing this desperate against a last place team?

  551. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    And here it is the 4 out save. I could see this coming since the 6th inning.

  552. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    i know this is after the fact. But why not have Soriano go for the 4 out save before DRob gave up the hit?

  553. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    “Is Girardi really managing this desperate against a last place team?”

    they need this game pretty bad.

  554. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    “Is Girardi really managing this desperate against a last place team?”

    I guess he’s showing two things – one is that you respect all teams and take nothing for granted; two is that he wants this game, as he doesn’t want to potentially drop out of first place.

    I see nothing wrong with either reason.

  555. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Pat M-

    As of the 9th, Sept., Joba has allowed 6 of 13 inherited baserunners to score-from my USA Sports Weekly.

    Blake–

    Not so sure it’s Jeter’s ankle, might be his knee-hyperextended?

  556. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    G. Love is the man!

  557. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Get through the 8th here and we should be alright.

    Soriano can finish off the bottom of the order next inning rather stress free. I hope.

  558. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Go, Sori!

  559. jacksquat September 12th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    LGY September 12th, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    Is Girardi really managing this desperate against a last place team?

    When this team has a chance to win, you have to grab it.

  560. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Trader,

    maybe….it did look like it was getting better the more he walked so maybe he’ll be ok….we have to hope

  561. Bronx Jeers September 12th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Last place team my ass. A wins a win at this point.

  562. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Cody Ross is always someone you want to get out of the way.

  563. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t care about bringing Soriano so long as it ends with UNTUCK.

  564. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    “Last place team my ass. A wins a win at this point.”

    Yes

  565. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Take your pick as to which loss has been the worst over the past few weeks, but losing tonight would top them all.

  566. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That’s what I thought too, Yankee Trader

    C’mon Soriano!

  567. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Alfonso Marquez gives the knees!!!!!

    Or below

  568. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    YES!!!

  569. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    oooo….we got away with one there.

  570. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I hope that Soriano has something left for the 9th inning. Usually closers don’t. It’s really not good that the Yanks are struggling to win against a AAA Sox team. The pitching has been so average and every inning is a struggle.

  571. JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    this is a strike

  572. Nick in SF September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I think Cody Ross is having a baby too.

  573. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    oooo….we got away with one there.

    I’ll take it!

  574. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Marquez doesn’t take any crap either. I love it.

  575. Bronx Jeers September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Ross looked like he was about to bash that umps brains in.

  576. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    See Yaa!!

  577. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Lucky call. Don’t blame Ross for dropping the F-Bombs on the ump.

  578. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    we deserve a call like that after that crap in Balitimore

  579. Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Nice punchout Sori ……Face, I’m stunned by that number on Joba because for 2010-2011 he’s been bad with allowing runners to score …….Are you including his early years of 2007-08 ????

  580. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    That ball was closer to the ground than the knees. LOL. Cody ross should be pissed.

  581. bruceb September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    What a struggle to hold on to this win against a bad team. No doubt the bottom of the 9th will be a roller-coaster ride too.

  582. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Ross definitely got jobbed on that pitch. Don’t blame him for being mad.

    No scoring in Rays game since 3rd inning.

  583. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Wins against bad teams are equal to eons against good ones. Yankees need wins. Period

  584. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I think Bobby V is wondering which team in Japan he’ll be managing next year

  585. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    have they finally solved this scrub Ciriaco?
    —————————-

    Some of his hits before were lucky.

  586. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Bobby V going nuts

  587. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I really had hopes that Ross would jack that umpire with the bat. He had the bat atop his head, I really thought it was gonna happen.

  588. JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    it might get him a heart attack

  589. Ken Phelps September 12th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    September 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    Ross definitely got jobbed on that pitch. Don’t blame him for being mad.

    No scoring in Rays game since 3rd inning.

    Yeah he did. I think the delayed call by the ump didn’t help either

  590. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Ooh Valentine called the ump a effing #$@hole :)

  591. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    What’s Valentine yammering about? I guess he wanted to get tossed hoping it would energize the team?

  592. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Valentine is pathetic screaming at the ump. It’s like he knows that everyone in Boston doesn’t like him and he is trying to win them over with that act. No reason to come out and cry like that.

  593. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    When you see the screaming and anger that goes on, it makes you wonder how it is that punches aren’t thrown. It always looks to me that it’s going to happen!

  594. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Terrible call but I’ll take it!

  595. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    A couple of insurance runs would be nice

  596. JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    good ump!

  597. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    SJ doesn’t think the Yankees will win another game for the rest of the season if Jeter is hurt. LOL.

    You still talk to this guy Pat M?

  598. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I thought it was a bad call, but looking at the side shot, it was above the knee, period. Most of the time they don’t get called, but those pitches should. Just like the strike right below the letters, that NEVER gets called, but according to MLB rule book, that is considered a strike.

  599. ctyankeefan. September 12th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I was amazed that was called a strike at first, but after seeing that replay its way closer than I thought. Still a ball though, but real close.

  600. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Face, I’m stunned by that number on Joba because for 2010-2011 he’s been bad with allowing runners to score

    Joba is really polarizing, so your own biases may just be creeping into it. He has NOT been good this year, but he was at 24% in 2010 and 20% in 2011. Both below league average which were 30% and 31%.

    I think IS% is just a fluctuating stat. Even if you strike out guys and don’t give up a lot of hits it can STILL be hard to not give up an inherited runner because some guys will score on outs.

  601. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    ThecSox are having a bad year but this is still Yankees vs Red Sox. I’m not sure the records matter.

  602. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I miss when Granderson had a chance against lefties.

  603. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    And that’s how it goes. You get a call sometimes and sometimes you don’t.

    Be nice to get some insurance here in the 9th.

    I do think though that Sori will cruise through the 9th either way. The 8th was their last good crack at us.

  604. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I give you Arod the centaur, ladies and gentlemen..

  605. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Please not another injury

  606. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Glad it wasn’t Alex who didn’t get hurt this time

  607. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I couldn’t be an ump. I would not deal with that crap from managers. Baseball instigates it though. Think of other sports, how many people get thrown out for arguing? Not many, because not many people argue to the extent that baseball players/managers do. Arguing does nothing, even if the ump wants to change his mind, once the inning is over, it’s over.

  608. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Arod really isn’t running well……..he doesn’t look hurt really he just looks slow.

  609. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Look at all those empty seats. Red Sox nation………right

    My heart just stopped seeing Alex on the ground

  610. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    you can’t blame Valentine for going balllistic there, it was a very marginal pitch to call and the Sox have been so bad there has to be tons of frustration in all of them.

  611. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Dh is way top emotional to be a tweeter. I had to stop following him during the NBA finals. It was embarrasing.

  612. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Pat M-

    This year Joba is allowing almost 50% of inherited baserunners to score.

  613. Pat M. September 12th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Face……..I just don’t think Joba walks on water like many here did ……Hopefully he can rebound because it appeared that his head was right last season before going down……..

  614. Big Bad Boss Tone Ian September 12th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    That strike 3 to Ross was a strike according to ESPN’s K Zone. A shame ESPN didnt show it because it agreed with a favorable call for the Yankees.

  615. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    *SJ*

  616. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Cano might finish below .300…..

  617. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    K zone is high then

  618. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    ESPN did show it and it was in the K zone box right on the corner….but Schilling was right you virtually never see that pitch actually called a strike…..I’ll take it though.

  619. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Arod really isn’t running well……..he doesn’t look hurt really he just looks slow
    ———————————————–

    Not any slower than Jones or Tex or Cano out of the box.

  620. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Arod really isn’t running well
    —————

    It seems like the hip and leg injuries have zapped his speed. He looks healthy but he just can’t get the 2nd gear to run anymore.

  621. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I can’t blame Cano for K’ing there…..Miller is nasty on lefties when he can throw strikes.

  622. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Ok Nick!

  623. Nick in SF September 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Nice Charlie Brown!

  624. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Marquez throwing out everyone tonight.

    Coney with the mustache shot at Bobby V. I love it.

  625. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Cmon now one more wall ball right here!

  626. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Swish is coming alive…

  627. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Orioles getting ready to walk off on the rays…

  628. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Bobby has been getting a lot of kudos lately for his managing style. What world is this lol..

  629. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    play Machado just made was sick…..that kid is so good.

  630. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Ha ha Nick

    Damn O walk off!

  631. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    O’s magic > Rays magic

  632. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Dang

  633. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    O’s win

  634. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Orioles win

  635. Tar September 12th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Let Tex coach first base :evil:

  636. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Farnsworth just lost the game for the Rays

  637. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I was hoping the Rays would win….but if the Yanks hang on at least they’ll be 3 up on Tampa

  638. Jerkface September 12th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Farnsworth allows 35% of inherited runners to score.

  639. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Showalter just stands there on top of the dugout like look at this world.

    Good news is we gain a game on Maddon then.

  640. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Oh good here comes the nut. It seems like the Sox have a lot of them.

  641. Tar September 12th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    The Rays are the tougher team anyway. It’s ok to if they dig themselves a nice big hole.

  642. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    well… if we win today we will be 3 games up for a playoff spot. So… We got that going for us.

  643. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Ok. Let’s close it out! Soriano can do this

  644. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    You can’t say enough about this year’s O’s and Buck’s leadership.

    I remember last season Betsy saying that it would take more than some luck in the month of September (I believe those were her words) for her to believe that the Showalters were for real.

    Betsy, wherever you are, I would think that you are now a believer.

    :)

  645. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    The Yankees need to win this game and tomorrow-the O’s leave on a 6 game West Coast trip tomorrow after their game in St Pete-they aren’t going to be hitting all these home runs in Oakland and Seattle.

  646. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I’m rooting for the O’s to finish off the Rays and be the wild card, flying off to Oakland.

  647. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Now Tampa chokes.

  648. luis September 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    We need good Sori, nice an easy inning please

  649. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Maybe the Dali Lama is a Yakees fan

  650. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Daniel Barbarisi ?@DanBarbarisi
    Bobby V setting awesome records: his 6 ejections this season are the most ever by a Red Sox player or manager. See? He’s memorable!

    ———

    At some point that losses it’s effectiveness.

  651. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I’m not rooting for either 1 of those teams that’s bad luck . but I’m sure not unhappy that we might have a 3 game lead on tampa

  652. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Jeter got INJURED grounding into a DOUBLE PLAY, with RISP. That Literally sums up our entire season.

  653. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    You coming to Oakland to. See that, Trader? If you, beers on me

  654. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    One of my friends is the team chiropractor for the O’s during Spring Training and he’s gotten to know Showalter pretty well over the past couple of years.

    He says that in private Showalter is a different guy, he has a great sense of humor, very dry.

  655. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Come on Soriano!!!

  656. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Grrr damn ipad

  657. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Bad.

  658. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Crap.

  659. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    just gotta hang on to this 1

  660. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggggggghhhhhh

  661. JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Dali Lama is a Yankee fan? hmmm, that can’t be good, ’cause he’s a liar.

  662. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    this team just doesn’t make anything easy

  663. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    The RS team seemed to be crumbling today. But they are 3 outs and 1 run away from tying the game and possibly winning it. Not good for the Yankees.

  664. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Where there’s a will, theres a way the Yankees are making this too interesting.

  665. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Whenever you ask a closer to come into the game in the 8th inning you are asking for trouble in the 9th inning. Even the great Rivera we saw it with him. Hopefully Soriano can close this one out now.

  666. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Blue is squeezing Sori, then he gives up the bomb…Gee i wonder what’ll happen next ?

  667. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Ok, whew!

  668. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    WOW! I thought a homer, than for sure a double.

  669. MG September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    bad slider there, he is getting back to overusing it…

  670. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Why is Soriano throwing so many off speed pitches??? I don’t get it.

  671. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    lord I thought that was gone or off the Monster at least

  672. Tar September 12th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I thought that was a goner.

  673. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    WOW! One out, two to go!

  674. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I am heavily assuming that Sori will get the save, despite that homer.

    With that assumption, I have to say I always like seeing the Sux in positions like this because it brings them to the brink of euphoria, only to have it dashed in the end. This kind of thing happens to them a lot. I call it Ortiz karma.

    Of course, here’s hoping I’m right!

  675. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Wow. That got my heart rate going.

  676. Tar September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Remember what Mo said!!

  677. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I miss Mo…..

  678. LGY September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    This is why I don’t like the desperate managing the past two nights.

    Girardi putting guys like Robertson and Soriano in spots they aren’t used to and may tire them out for this final sprint to the finish line

  679. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    My heart isn’t liking this

  680. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    sori’s you got nothing

  681. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Sori has to dog his way through 2 more outs here.

    Come on.

  682. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    These days there is no-one to trust in the bullpen.

    Soriano doesn’t have it and there is nobody else to go to.

  683. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Yankee pitchers are getting beat by too many off speed pitches and bad sliders recently. I think Soriano is off because he hasn’t pitched a lot recently.

  684. Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Enough with the sliders already.

    High heat!!!

  685. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    The Yankees shouldn’t be in this position. 0-13 RISP. Yet they have 5 runs. Homers. Go figure.

  686. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Good.

  687. Ys Guy September 12th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    come on sori! hang on baby ! 1 more !

  688. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    One more to go. Man, this game shouldn’t be so dramatic.

  689. Tar September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    LGY

    I agree.

  690. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    And Sori says – I’m thinking I’ve earned more trust than this, gang.

  691. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Uno mas, Sori…….

  692. UnKnown September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Surprised no Lavarnway here.

  693. Tabbert September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Why is every game so hard? We should NOT be struggling this much vs a AAA team that is out of it.

  694. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    God Jeter is tough

  695. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Ugh.

  696. I Am Winning September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    If Soriano didn’t touch it, or gloved it, that would have been an out.

  697. Carlo September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    This is ridiculous. Literally emblematic of the entire past month.

  698. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    WTF Soriano!!

  699. Bronx Jeers September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Inches from victory. :shock:

  700. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Great just what they needed a major leaguer at the plate….

  701. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    “This is why I don’t like the desperate managing the past two nights. ”

    the problem is that they don’t have many good relievers….they have Robertson, Soriano, Joba, and then a bunch of match up guys….

  702. Yankee Trader September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Jeter hopefully can DH tomorrow.

    Please no walk-off here.

    Check your cap

  703. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Come on, get Dumbsbury out. Please?

  704. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    And Sux fans have even more reason to believe it’s not over.

    Sori will get Ellsbury.

  705. Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Too many sliders – RS making great contact.

  706. Captain Clutch September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Nothing is easy for this team. Nothing…

  707. yankeefeminista September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Untuck!

  708. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    LIKE I SAID.

  709. Tar September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    whew…..

  710. Carlo September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you.

  711. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Whew!!

  712. jackamir September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Untuck

  713. jacksquat September 12th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap September 12th, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    Dali Lama is a Yankee fan? hmmm, that can’t be good, ’cause he’s a liar

    Just when you think you’ve seen everything on this board…

  714. Marcus September 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Whew!!

  715. blake September 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    exhales….man I didn’t like seeing Ellsbury up there in that spot

  716. Yogi Mantle September 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    THANK YOU. It shouldn’t be this hard to beat the craptastic RS.

  717. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Yay!

  718. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Wasn’t worried a whit – per usual.

    :D

  719. Carlo September 12th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Just lay a 12 spot on them tomorrow and end the game early.

  720. igotid88 September 12th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Still tied

  721. OldSchoolYankeeFan September 12th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Night all. Anybody going to Friday’s game? I’ll be in section 230

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