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Game 154: Yankees at Twins

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (89-64)
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano DH
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Nix 2B

RHP Phil Hughes (16-12, 4.05)
Hughes vs. Twins

TWINS (64-90)
Denard Span CF
Ben Revere LF
Joe Mauer C
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit DH
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Jamey Carroll 2B
Pedro Florimon SS

RHP Esmerling Vasquez (6-4, 6.75)
Vasquez vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., MY9

WEATHER: Little bit chilly tonight in Minneapolis, but the sky is clear. Wind blowing out to right field.

UMPIRES: HP Dana DeMuth, 1B Doug Eddings, 2B Kerwin Danley, 3B Paul Nauert

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: The Yankees hit four home runs off Twins starter Liam Hendriks last night, marking the sixth time they hit at least four homers off a single pitcher this season. That’s the Yankees’ most such games since 2006 (also six).

JETER’S STREAK: Derek Jeter is riding a season-high 18-game hitting streak since September 4. He’s hit .370 during the streak. It’s the fourth-longest hitting streak of his career. He?hasn’t had a longer single-season streak since 19 in-a-row in 2007. He has compiled two 15-game hitting streaks in the same season for the second time in his career (he had three such streaks in 2007). The 18-game streak is the longest by a Yankee in September over the last 25 years since 1987.

IBANEZ HEATING UP: Raul Ibanez has combined to go 7-for-12 with two doubles, three homers and five RBI in his past three games. He was hitless over his previous 18 at-bats and had just two over his prior 45 at-bats with no home runs from August 21 through September 19.

UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: The Jeter hit streak continues with a leadoff single.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Jeter’s ankle didn’t look good after that fly ball, and I’m guessing the last thing he wanted was a slow chop back to the mound forcing him to sprint up the line.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: There’s Swisher’s second homer in as many days. This one puts the Yankees in front 2-0 in the fourth inning.

UPDATE, 9:19 p.m.: For the Yankees, two straight innings have ended with a strikeout-throw out. Good slide by Martin nearly avoid the tag, but not good enough to dodge it completely. Still 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:26 p.m.: Ibanez misplayed the ball when it got to the wall, but there’s no error on the play and Parmelee has an RBI bloop double to cut the Yankees lead to 2-1 in the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:59 p.m.: Hughes is through six innings on 73 pitches. Surprisingly few outs hit to the outfield.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: Martin matches his career-high with his 19th homer. It’s now 3-1 in the seventh.

UPDATE, 10:22 p.m.: Big strikeout for Hughes, who was down in the count 3-1 and came back to get Florimon before handing the game to Boone Logan. Here’s Logan to face Span with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh. This could be the ballgame right here.

UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: Wild pitch lets one run in, and a two-run double brings in the next two. Ugly. It’s now a 4-3 Twins lead.

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400 Responses to “Game 154: Yankees at Twins”

  1. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I like Pearce on first base, rather than Swisher. Surprised by his DFA. Who knows when we’ll get Tex back or if he re-injures himself in his all-out defensive moves when he does get back.

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

    School picked up so I haven’t been able to post much but from what I’ve read, there have been some strange things going on around here haha…

  3. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    wow! where is everybody?

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

    jeff nelson on the radio with john sterling instead of suzyn! nice job on the pregame!

  4. Pat M. September 25th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve been popping off the past month about The Bombers winning The AL East by 5 games and I’m feeling squeezed ……..Also I need 5 more wins to cover my over / under wager……..Baltimore, Washington, Boston and Philly will keep me deep into the black however The Yanks will put a comma on the number

  5. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    id, i thought i was the only one who ridiculed chad’s work. nothing has been posted here that you couldnt find multiple other places faster since pete left.

    i regret that i was one of the first to suggest chad as his replacement when pete posted that he was leaving

    there is never any original material, humor or opinion here, which may make for accurate newspaper reporting, but makes for a terrible blog.

    anyway, i’ve been away b/c my laptop was in for repair and it seems that just about everybody has left. not shocking considering the content, but still…

  6. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Pat M-

    What happened to this place in the last 24 hours? It’s a ghost town here…

  7. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    there is never any original material

    Chad does comprehensive minor league evaluations/depth chart posts .

  8. Duh Innings II September 25th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I guess Joe Girardi has decided not to manage tonight.

    Let’s see…Jeter gets on base to lead off the game and none of the following:

    stolen base attempt

    bunt

    hit and run

    I doubt the Yanks are smacking four homeruns again.

  9. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    yes, chad was EXCELLENT covering the swb yankees, and i used to read his blog daily, which is why i thought he would be the best guy to step into pete’s shoes. minor league eveluations are great….if you’re a minor league blogger.

  10. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Yeah I like a lot of Chad’s posts. They are definitely different from Pete’s but Chad has seen a lot of the younger guys come up through the system and knows about the big leagues. I don’t have a ton of time to follow milb.com anymore so it’s nice to see.

  11. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    jeter’s ankle is good enough to steal already? i thought his ankle thing was going to be a problem till the offseason. i guess girardi should just ignore that and have him steal anyway

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

    They are going to get to this guy eventually. Hughes just has to keep them in the game.

  13. jacksquat September 25th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    No bunting in the first inning against a pitcher with an era over 6.

  14. Pat M. September 25th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Tyler……..Appartently the imposter from hell was here today…….Has anyone seen Doc Joe ???? So many quality folks have vacated this place ……..Face, I left you an apology of sorts on the last thread by the way……..Come on Young Master Hughes

  15. Bring in the Goose September 25th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    KRod goes down against the 6 ERA hurler.

    Can this guy step up already?

    So frustrating to watch with this guy in the middle of the order.

  16. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    one observation i will make is that this blog became sooooo negative first after the montero trade and then last month during the swoon that it became almost intolerable for actual yankee fans to participate and one by one they went elsewhere.

    now the yankees win every day and the haters don’t come either.

    kind of ironic.

  17. jacksquat September 25th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Love it when someone criticizes the discouse and then immediately insults 90% of the people here.

  18. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Very nice 1st inning from Hughes..

  19. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I hope everybody haven’t left permanently…. hopefully this is just a temporary absence.

  20. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Come on Grandy…that was junk.

  21. NYY_Girl_Penny September 25th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Man Granderson is so frustrating to watch.. He’s virtually an automatic out .. Unless he hits a HR! I dont really care that hes got 40 HR when damn near the other 400 AB he strikes out !

  22. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i dont get what happened to curtis. that was a terrible swing that stood no chance at all of hitting the ball. he wastes 2 or 3 at’bats every game with terrible pitch selection and his contantly trying to hit a home run on every swing. i like grandy alot he seems like he ‘gets it’ but its like the idea of just making contact was removed permanently from his thinking this season and it’s hurt the yankees alot.

    his #’s in the end will look great but he’s just had so many bad at-bats in crititcal situation…

  23. luis September 25th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    Nick,

    Excellent post, you made a lot of sense and I think it is a very fair assessment. Kudos.

    Trisha,

    I know, and I will always thank you for that.

    Back to baseball,

    About Jeter, Even though I do think that stats are a very useful tool that gives you an idea about how a player is trending, gives perspective about the real value of a player when you compare different stats from other players. They still don’t tell all the truth…The particular ability that Jeter has to make the play when it counts (The A’s flip or the catch where he ended up in the stands head first and countless others). What I would call “clutch performances”…I don’t think there is a stat that meassures that, so he may not have the range other SS have or he won’t make more outs than the others have…But he certainly makes the one that counts…That for me is what makes Jeter so especial and one of the best SS as whole of all time.

  24. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    agreed tyler. i think alot of the former regulars who actually root for the yankees will come back for the PS.

    it could turn out to be a good thing if the negativity dissapates somewhat and some more positive people post more often.

  25. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    is phil trying to rock a stash there?

  26. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Ys-

    I don’t like to judge posters here. The one thing I will say is I just don’t understand some of the obvious trolls here…. I would think that there are better things to do on a nightly basis but who knows. I really think they should add some sort of ignore feature onto the blog. I have no idea how that is done but a click of a button would solve a lot of these petty conflicts in my opinion.

  27. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Farrell leaves in Romero laboring at 100 pitches last night but pulls Laffey after a 2 out single to Adam Jones after only 64 pitches no runs no walks and 5 hits in 5 2/3. Delabar gets Wieters to end the inning, bullpen needs to cover 3 innings now.

  28. luis September 25th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Jeter is obviously not right….

  29. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Good night, everyone!

    Glad to know the O’s are 3 down and we have a whole game to make it 2 and a half

  30. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    make it 4-0

  31. luis September 25th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Hey jmv,

    good to see you

  32. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    maybe farrell figures its better for him to get fired and get that red socks job….

  33. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Terrible AB from Alex… he swung at two balls chest high out of the k zone.

  34. luis September 25th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I think Bobby V is the manager of the Suxs for the next season as well

  35. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    ichiro looked safe to me.

  36. jmills September 25th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Umb – you know your Blue Jays

    Evening everyone!

  37. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hey, luis! late work today

    They will get to this pitcher. 60 in 3 innings, only “0 strikes. It will come

  38. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    evening, jmills! your Jays are on a mission!

  39. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    i dont think there’s any way bobby comes back to boston. i think he’ll be fired the day after the RS ends. its not his fault, but the socks despearately need to turn the page on this horrible season. and while i dont think the mess he got into was his fault, he doesnt communicate with most of his players and it shows.

    im no tony larussa fan but he was on wfan today talking about how to build chemistry and it’s importance on a team and bobby v has shown again and again that he doesnt get chemistry or how to build it.

  40. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    ARod is a waste of the cleanup spot.

  41. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Hello jmills…Kick some O’s a… for us please ;)

    Hey jmv,

    We should..

  42. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    sorry larussa was on wnyc today (leonard lopate show acutally)

  43. mick September 25th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    it could turn out to be a good thing if the negativity dissapates somewhat and some more positive people post more often.
    =======================
    or maybe they are taking the jewish holiday off.

  44. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    yay jays!!

    hey jmills!

  45. jmills September 25th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Luis, give me Cano now or I’m coming down there in the Prelude! :)

  46. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Phil’s not Phoolin today!

  47. Pat M. September 25th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Tyler……I hope you’re right about folks returning !!!!!!

  48. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Y’s,

    Good points…But they have dismantled the team in order to start a rebuiling process, also recognizing in a way that those players were somewhat problematic…It also send a message to the players remaining, that Bobby V was at the helm…I could be wrong, but I think he will stay through the rebuiling process or some of it.

  49. jmills September 25th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Hi jmv, luis, YS!!!! And the rest of you good people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Tyler September 25th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Pat M-

    I hope I am too…. I love talking baseball and when it’s right, this place is as good as it gets for that talk.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    “or maybe they are taking the jewish holiday off.”

    Good call mick.

    luis – you are pure quality. And I meant that sincerely.

    jmills – happy to see you’re here my friend! :)

    **********

    Just FWI – because G Love mentioned that I basically don’t give the forum time to breathe (kind of a paraphrase) I decided I wouldn’t post tonight so that nobody felt inhibited by my “overbearing positivity”. I hope that he and others take advantage of this opportunity because I don’t intend to do it forever!

    Over and out.

    :)

  52. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Whoa, just caught up on the last couple threads since it seemed a bit slow tonight in the game thread… sounds like the body snatcher situation is back in full effect!!

    I just want you all to know I’m wearing a Yankee war helmet like Zim’s. We’ve weathered this storm before ;)

    I’d like us to score runs now.

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I also hope the impostering didn’t drive people away, especially posters like tomingeorgia. That would be a real shame.

  54. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Swishalicious!

  55. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I do find it amusing.. this guy would never liven up our off season, he has to wait until tensions are at their height as October approaches… I’d like to put in a request that body snatching only take place in the off season.

  56. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    swish is heating up

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    And you have to KNOW it isn’t easy for me to button it with the Sux losing to the Rays, the Jays beating the O’s and the Y’s winning!!!!!

    Okay that definitely is all.

  58. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Tyler,

    I think the policy should be a “mental” ignore button. As long as no one responds, they will go. You need two for a fight

  59. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Granderson with 2k’s my goodness.

  60. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    i’d love to see swisher have a monster postseason. idk if it’s a great idea to sign him for huge money but i’d sure love to see him make it a really tough call either way.

  61. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    What happened?…I read that they hacked your account?, but then that it was a whole different one?…What happened to Tom?

    Swish!

  62. jacksquat September 25th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    So many streaky hitters this year. Swisher was dead as a doornail not long ago.

  63. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    hi trisha, bye trisha! Go Yankees!!!!!

  64. Pat M. September 25th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Well Good Evening Tricia !!!!!! OPPC 2009

  65. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    you guys probably know i got hacked by our friend last year, too. but i refuse to let him win.

    btw, since he’s around, people should think about changing their passwords and taking other precaustions.

  66. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I didn’t know mauer was so good behind the dish

  67. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    kidding ;)

  68. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Swish comes through again…

    Hughes dealing…

    O’s losing, and maybe starting to fade…

    Pretty good day in Yankee land :)

  69. jacksquat September 25th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    There was no hacking today, only impersonation.

  70. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    “luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    I didn’t know mauer was so good behind the dish”

    Was very good, for real. A shame about his knees. We were blessed with Jorge, not for his defence, but for his consistency and longevity

  71. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This game is on MLB down here tonight, and I’m going to watch for a while.
    I don’t understand the mentality of those who just want to screw with people, just for for the sake of it.

    Way to go, Swish! Yankees all the way. Hold them, Phil. We’ll get this thing done.

    There was some concern last thread about my being hacked. It’s not worth the trouble. There’s nothing in it for the hacker, anyway. You folks know what I sound like, so if it ain’t me, it ain’t me.

  72. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Mauer is such a good hitter…

  73. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    luis – After skimming the comments in the last couple threads to get the gist, it sounds like trisha and tom’s LoHud accts were hacked today.

  74. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Mauer is having one of the quietest awesome seasons ever. It’s a shame the Twins are so bad now. One of the few all around great hitters left in the game.

  75. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    “luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    I didn’t know mauer was so good behind the dish”

    Was very good, for real. A shame about his knees. We were blessed with Jorge, not for his defence, but for his consistency and longevity

    —————

    I second that. Jorgie was amazing.

  76. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Hughes just painted the outside corner for the 2nd time to get the K.

    If the ump is giving it to you just keep throwing it there…

  77. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    sorry i’v e been away mostly for the last couple of weeks having destoyed the harddrive on my laptop. who was imiatating whom?

  78. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    LGY, we agree on something, is your account being hacked also? :)

  79. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    crap hit

  80. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Anyone else notice how scruffy the Yanks have been looking lately? Are they all growing ‘stashes?

  81. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Luis,

    About Jeter, +1. Clutch is the name of his game

  82. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Ys – Well there was this Twins fan lol…. but it was likely an old friend coming back for a visit, assuming he’s ever really left.

  83. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    ibanez got a lousy bounce off the side fence. he’s not fast but he’s usually pretty sure-handed.

  84. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks Shame…..I wonder what the point in doing so is

  85. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    LGY, we agree on something, is your account being hacked also?

    ——

    No hacking. I must have drank too much at dinner ;)

  86. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Oh man, in live speed I thought that ball bounced back up into Ibanez’ jewels. Slow motion replay shows the shin. Disappointing.

  87. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    “LGY September 25th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm
    LGY, we agree on something, is your account being hacked also?

    ——

    No hacking. I must have drank too much at dinner ”

    ———————————————————————–

    Please never buy dinner to Pineda, LOL

  88. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Tom,

    Glad that you are ok my friend

  89. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    if thats the best stash phil can grow, he’s better off staying cleancut…but then again if he’s gonna pitch like this with the stash, keep it going, bro!

  90. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    jmv,

    Is Meridiano broadcasting the game?

  91. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Ys, baseball is a game of superstition, right?

    This inning should be big

  92. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    “Nick, Excellent post, you made a lot of sense and I think it is a very fair assessment. Kudos.”

    Thanks, luis, but could you be more specific???? ;)

  93. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    oooh Someone cursed

  94. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Luis, meridiano is on Royals vs Tigers

  95. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    See you guys tomorrow, if the Creek don’t rise.

  96. mick September 25th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    At least aardsma has stopped tweeting…

  97. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    ibanez got a lousy bounce off the side fence. he’s not fast but he’s usually pretty sure-handed.

    ———

    http://assets.sbnation.com/ass.....nez1B4.gif

  98. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    wow! can it really be 45 years since the Mick’s last game? that was a sad day for the yankees, he was pretty much all the yankees had at that point.

    truly the depths of the ‘horace clarke era’…

  99. mick September 25th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  100. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    “Nick, Excellent post, you made a lot of sense and I think it is a very fair assessment. Kudos.”

    Thanks, luis, but could you be more specific????

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

    :D All of it man! I tip my cap to you sir ;) Seriously, I stand corrected

  101. NYY fan in NH September 25th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Swisher may not have a good postseason avg, but he’s heating up heading towards the playoffs. Could be a good sign. Now Alex and Cano should start pulling their weight.

  102. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Take care Tom….

  103. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    What a great opportunity for the Yankees to put some space between them and the O’s.

    Win tonight and CC on the mound tomorrow, a chance to build a 3 game lead with 7 to go…

  104. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    lgy, joe dimaggio didnt look very good when they tried him at first either…nor gary sheffield for that matter…

  105. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for that bunt Span. Now Hughes might get an extra inning

  106. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    night, tom!

  107. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    sure could use a little sum sum from arod tonight….

  108. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    nice swing by A-Rod

  109. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks, luis. I think I lost track of what I was writing, I was just trying not to screw up the italics. Mission accomplished!

    Meanwhile, I missed most of this game, but I like what I’m seeing now except I wish Span hadn’t caught that hit.

  110. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Good swing from arod

  111. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Luis, my bad… Just read the guide, baseball on schedule, but uefa on display. Sorry!

  112. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Ys, baseball is a game of superstition, right?
    ——————-

    Yeah but we have strict rules in Yankee land about having only neat and cleaned facial hair.. Andy was not looking very neat and clean in his last start! He’s gotta shape up that shade on his neck, though I’d love for him to go balls out and do a stash. I thought it looked like Grandy was trying to get one going as well.

  113. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Do you guys think they pay O’Neill the same amount that they pay John, Al, and Coney?

  114. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Shame and jmv,

    They just ran out of blades

  115. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I mentioned last night that Cano had some good swings and would probably snap out of his slump pretty soon.

    It’s good to see him with 3 hits-one to each field. He needs to get really hot from now through the playoffs.

  116. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    You are right, Shame, a lot of hair has fallen down on the way to the bronx… Not only facial!

  117. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Just ask McGheeeHeeeee, LOL

  118. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Lol, luis, a friend of mine once worked for Abercrombie and a guy showed up with a 5 o’clock shadow (they have very strict dress codes for the emps in these stores). They made him go to the CVS to buy a razor and shaving cream to get rid of it lol.

    Maybe lil’ Stein is watching the games after all and is a bit superstitious himself…

  119. luis September 25th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Two CU’s in a row

  120. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    We need for Cano to get good again and for no one else to get bad again.. if that happens I like our chances.

  121. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    duensing in the pen. he was one of the studs of that 2010 twins rotation that randy held out as a great example of how the yankees should be developing their pitchers.

    scott baker hasnt thrown a pitch in the majors since
    nick blackburn has had 45 major league starts since then and his era is around 6. finished at rochester this year.
    kevin slowey spent last year and rocherster and this year at columbus.
    duensing has turned out to be the ace of that group, hanging on to a roster spot all the way after being demoted to the bullpen towrds the end of last season…

    if only the yankees knew how to develop solid pitchers like the twins do…..

  122. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    i left off francisco liriano, he of the 5.5 era between 2 teams this season…

  123. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Aaron Laffey and some relievers shut out the O’s…

    Aaron Laffey?

    You mean THE Aaron Laffey?

    Really?

    Aaron Laffey?

    O’s magic may be done for the time being.

  124. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Nicely done…(it looks like dirt on his upper lip lol..)

  125. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    As long as his name wasn’t Aaron Cook I think we’re safe…

  126. MG September 25th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Nice slider to Mauer there, I really liked that.

    He’s learning how to read lefthanded bats and get outs with the breaking ball.

  127. Nilsson September 25th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hughes is throwing his new toy to lefties in addition to the change. They look for the change but get the slider/slurve. I think that’s what happened to Mauer. Good game so far.

  128. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Lol, luis, a friend of mine once worked for Abercrombie and a guy showed up with a 5 o’clock shadow (they have very strict dress codes for the emps in these stores). They made him go to the CVS to buy a razor and shaving cream to get rid of it lol.

    Maybe lil’ Stein is watching the games after all and is a bit superstitious himself…

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

    I think Hughes got away with that one…Good k though…7 pitches, he might go the distance

    Shame,

    That surprises me, since the Abercrombie stores sell alot of clothing with holes in them already, I guess a little shade on the face would go along with their style ;)

    I do think he watches the games…But numbers guys usually are not very superstitious…hank on the other hand might be ;)

    Russ!!!

  129. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Hughes has just been great…

    And we have absolutely CRUSHED balls out of this park. Isn’t that not supposed to happen over there? These shots have just been monsters…

  130. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    russel martin has shown up for this pennant race!

  131. Nilsson September 25th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Russell takes the get me over fastball to downtown.

  132. MG September 25th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I wonder if O’s/TwinsOwnWhoever has jumped off the nearest bridge yet.

    Last week it ‘predicted’ Laffey would shut out the Yankees, unfortunately (for it) the prediction was 1 start early :)

  133. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Ys,

    Most things in life come in cycles… Just last night I was talking how the twins use to develop great arms and now they are depleted

  134. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    trisha – Hank in charge of the facial hair…. you know, I think you might be on to something there. It actually would not surprise me at all if that’s what they pacified Hank with!

    And I know it sounds crazy, but yes they are very clean cut there (Abercrombie, American Eagle, and Hollister, which might all be under one parent company for all I know). They have very strict rules that (obviously) they need to wear only clothes from the store and must have no facial hair, their hair done, and make up applied for female emps lol. If you ever find yourself in a store or with someone that works there ask them about it.. the rules are crazy.

  135. Andymelillo September 25th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Martin sucks

  136. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    MG September 25th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    I wonder if O’s/TwinsOwnWhoever has jumped off the nearest bridge yet.

    Last week it ‘predicted’ Laffey would shut out the Yankees, unfortunately (for it) the prediction was 1 start early

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

    He will show up as Jays/Sux own whoever ;)

    MG,

    That slider was hanging…Thankfully he was looking for a CU…But he won’t makew the same mistake again

  137. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    shame, oddly enough i believe oniell makes more than cone or kenny.

  138. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    shame, oddly enough i believe oniell makes more than cone or kenny.

    ——————–

    I figured Kenny got more games per year than Paul. It’d be funny though… I sort of think he gets paid at least the same or more than those other guys. Considering that the rest actually prepare for the game, it’s a pretty sweet deal for O’neill lol.

  139. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    the original blake here…..for those yet to notice….Phil has become a pretty good big league starter.

  140. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Y’s….No way…I mean you can’t compare the broadcast that Cone and Kenny deliver with the ones Paulie does…I love the guy, but he is years away from them

  141. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    yea you’re not me man….Lohud is case sensitive

  142. Andymelillo September 25th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Arod sucks

  143. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Blake

    Did they hacked your account too?

  144. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Forget it….I see the difference

  145. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    “I’m a dentist and I have MAJOR HERPES.”

    lol

  146. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    i cant say enough good things about david cone as an announcer. he’s not gifted with a great voice or smoothness, but its obvious how much he loves baseball. he always has some sabermetric stats to throw in, he’s studied the team the yankees are playing and he’s prepared to broadcast a game. and he’s funny.

    kudos also for lou pinella, again a guy not gifted with a great voice or the ability to smooth-talk but an increadibly keen eyed observer who never misses a trick of what’s going on on the field.

    i dont need smooth announcers, give me guys who love the game and show up ready to give the viewers some insight into the game.

    save the yukking it up for some other time, paulie…

  147. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Battle of the blake’s has way more potential than the battle of the Kevin’s… this is much more West Side Story.

  148. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    “i dont need smooth announcers, give me guys who love the game and show up ready to give the viewers some insight into the game.”

    I agree ….Cone and Lou are good.

  149. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Hi, blake! Yes, Hughes is doing very well

  150. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Y’s

    Agreed

  151. MG September 25th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Phil is running out of gas here…

  152. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Blake,

    I recommend Valtrex for your herpes.

  153. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Ys

    +1

  154. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Where was that pitch?

  155. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Buckle down Phil…

  156. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    MG, agree. Velocity is down. Bad thing when you live up in the zone

  157. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Phil has never thrown this many innings before…..he’s pitched great tonight but they need to keep an eye on him….pitch count looks good but he’s lost a tick and starting to miss spots.

  158. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I was hoping for a complete game from Hughes.

  159. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    jmv and MG,

    Good points both

  160. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Despite that I think Lou hits the bottle before/after/during broadcasts, I do agree he adds great insight in some cases.

    I think Flaherty, Leiter, and Cone are all great as well. They all have their quirks but I think they’re great baseball people.

    I don’t mind O’Neill either, even though he doesn’t prep for games lol. It’s just a different flavor.. they wouldn’t hire the guy to be the permanent color man or anything, but I do like how he mocks Michael from start to finish.

  161. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    great pitch right there….fastball count and he spun that slider for the pop up…

  162. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    It’s time to pull Hughes. When he gets tired and loses it the ball usually goes a long way.

  163. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Blake,

    really happy for you two

  164. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    He has lost some movement too

  165. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Thank god there aren’t any gynecologists on the blog…

  166. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    of course if you’re marrying fake Trisha then you’d be marrying yourself….and thats kinda weird man.

  167. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    You know what would be nice? More runs. I feel like every inning Phil’s been pitching for the last month have been high stress situations.

  168. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    btw, for those of you not listening to the yankees on the radio today, jeff nelso is filling in for suzyn during the holy days and im pretty shocked at how good a broadcaster he is becoming. very solid job from what i’ve heard (i’m going back and forth working near the radio but watching most on the tv)

  169. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    saved a run

  170. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    of course if you’re marrying fake Trisha then you’d be marrying yourself….and thats kinda weird man.
    ========================

    Yup, that makes for a lot of lonely nights ;)

  171. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    pop up , strike out, ground ball here please.

  172. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Blake, were you the one that posted the link about Phil’s new IP record? Read it today

  173. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    He’s not missing the corners by much

  174. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    That was a strike. Come on ump…

  175. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    good grief….squeeze me please.

  176. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    Thank god there aren’t any gynecologists on the blog…

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

    Please, don’t give him ideas…We might start getting Vagisil related posts by the hundreds

  177. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Now the zone shrinks. I hate when umps do that late in the game when the game is on the line.

  178. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Good pitch there for the k…Good call, he is gassed

  179. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    phil in this park is quite a good match. the twins would probably be very interested if phil were available.

  180. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    right on by him….big pitch

  181. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Aww leave him in. I don’t trust the bullpen with Hughes’ runners on base. I hope they can keep his e.r.a under 4.

  182. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Nice pitch… I hope whoever comes out here can hold it down.

  183. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    “Blake, were you the one that posted the link about Phil’s new IP record? Read it today”

    nah but I read it at RAB

  184. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    phil hughes sporting a 3.95 era. hopefully it will stay that way if the bullpen does their job

  185. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I think Phil earned the right to try and get out of this….hope this works Joe

  186. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Lol, luis, you’re right I just couldn’t help myself… :P

  187. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Ys,
    Phil for Mauer? Limited time offer, LOL

  188. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I think Phil earned the right to try and get out of this….hope this works Joe
    —————-

    I was thinking the same but my hope is Logan gets out of this and we need not second guess..

  189. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Here comes everyday Logan

  190. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    1 bad pitch from Boone can turn a good game from Hughes into a bad one

  191. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Awful.

    Wow.. that was awful.

  192. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks boone logan!!!! what a tool!!!!!

  193. Mordot11 September 25th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    /facepalm

  194. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    bad hop off the plate but a catcher can’t let the ball go through the 5 hole in that situation…

  195. MG September 25th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    of course if you’re marrying fake Trisha then you’d be marrying yourself….and thats kinda weird man.
    ———————-
    post of the day, week, and month…

  196. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Damn. Is that earned for Hughes? A hit and he could be in line for the loss

  197. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Next inning: score runs.

    Score ALL the runs. We need ALL the runs.

  198. ansky712 September 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Classic over-managing by Joe. Unlike most Yankee fans I really like him, but he’s too quick to go to the pen. Hughes just got a big time strikeout and deserved a chance to get out of the inning.

  199. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    I think Phil earned the right to try and get out of this….hope this works Joe

    ________
    Agree…it should hughes game to win or lose…not logan’s

  200. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    dang it Boone

  201. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Binder Joe strikes again. I don’t trust Logan with the bases loaded….

  202. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    You have to be kidding me. Martin has been dreadful behind the plate recently. Too many balls have gotten by him that he has to block. Just terrible.

  203. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Fake trisha seemed like a real firebrand.. dude’s gonna have his hand full (pun!).

  204. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Was that scored a passed ball? Wild pitch?

  205. Mordot11 September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Unreal.

  206. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    phil for mauer sounds great for both sides without looking deeply at it. they cant afford mauer’s salary, they are desparate for pitching and the yankees could really use a high average catcher. (if he really can be a starting catcher from here on out…)

  207. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    just makes no sense…

  208. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Motherf*ck.

  209. ansky712 September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    @Captain Clutch what do you expect – he’s been busy trying to get that average over .205 – he doesn’t have time to worry about defense.

  210. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Crap.

  211. Mordot11 September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    If I’m Hughes I would be beyond furious with my manager.

  212. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    terrible….terrible …..terrrible…..dumb decision…..dubm pitching….dumb

  213. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Oh man what did Hughes say in the dugout? F’n something

  214. ansky712 September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Unbelievable.

  215. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    wow, that sucks. especially for phil…

  216. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Damn you Joe and Boone.

  217. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    thanks booney… and thanks to the binder…

  218. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Great job Girardi. Once again his obsession with an average pitcher at best hurts them. Girardi is a moron.

  219. hardwired7 September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Phil’s mustache could have made better pitches than that.

  220. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Sh….I thought it was the right call…But he has to keep the game right there…Even though, Phil has thrown too many innings already, that might help in the long run

  221. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Hughes was basically dominating the twins, I get that he had the bases loaded but it was on a ball a normal SS fields.

  222. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Though I guess he deserves it because of that moustache.

  223. NYY fan in NH September 25th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That is just terrible managing and a terrible pitcher in Logan. He should be left off the post season roster. He’s just not fooling anyone lately. FML..

  224. Mordot11 September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Do you think we could start a blog fund to buy Girardi’s binder?

  225. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Death by bullpen

  226. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Logan can’t get lefties out so why bother bringing him in. Pathetic.

  227. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Oh man what did Hughes say in the dugout? F’n something

    ————

    Yeah I was hoping someone caught that too cause they didnt show it in the replay..

  228. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    why didn’t you keep in hughes…the right move was to keep in hughes…hughes might have been beaten by span. I would have not said ” you should have brought in logan” ….whoever says ” bring in logan”?

  229. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Does anyone ever say the phrase, ‘Why didn’t you bring in Boone Logan?’

  230. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Flaherty just said span was batting over 300 against lefty’s all year.

  231. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    i’m good with girardi bringing in logan in that situation. i’d have done the same thing. logan just didnt get it done. you cant always be right.

  232. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Not entirely his fault. Logan is exhausted. Guy’s arm is going to fall off.

  233. JM September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Good thing the O’s lost

  234. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Benny – Shocked Joe overlooked/ignored that. He’s big on match-ups.

    This just keeps getting worse.

  235. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Mordot11 September 25th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    Do you think we could start a blog fund to buy Girardi’s binder?
    __________

    With all the yankee money you would think they would have an iPad or laptop…why an old-school binder from the 80s?

  236. sunny615 September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Boone (my real name is Scott Proctor) Logan strikes again. Good work binder Joe.

  237. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Why not just leave Hughes in? Logan isn’t a late inning reliever. He is a lefty that can sometimes get guys out early in games. Girardi should learn how to manage. His Tony Larussa hurts the team way too often.

  238. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    logan cannot be trusted… AT ALL!

  239. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This one’s on Joey Binder…you can only go to the well so often with Boone. I fear that Mauer is going to put this out of reach here.

  240. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Span: .301 BA vs LHP, .286 BA vs RHP this year…..yea lets take out the starter to put Boonie in!

  241. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hughes was gassed. His command was off that ladt inning. Logan has to do better.

  242. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Good thing the O’s lost

    Wouldn’t be the 2012 Yankees if we didn’t follow suit just to keep things interesting.

  243. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Boone Logan’s problem is not overwork, his problem is that he is Boone Logan, aka a passable LOOGY.

  244. JM September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    BloggingBombers Hughes had thrown 99 pitches. No excuse for pulling him against a guy he had owned all night.

    I agree with this. Is there some kind of requirement that Logan must appear in every game? ;)

  245. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I’m torked @ Giradi…..I knew Logan would crumble with the bases loaded….

  246. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    after the strikeout hughes desereved to finish the inning. seriously who ever wants logan?

  247. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Maybe tonight we make our record 1-55 after being down in the 8th inning. It’d be nice to take advantage of that O’s loss.

  248. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Once again a reliever not named Soriano or Roberston can’t get the job done.

  249. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Remember earlier in the season Boone couldn’t get the last out with Hughes’ runner on first. Allowed back to back singles for the runner to score

  250. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    good lord can we take Logan out ….OMG Joe !

  251. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Three lefties in a row and he can’t get one of them.

  252. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    logan just throwing them down the middle now…

  253. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi really pisses me off. Keep folding your arms and doing nothing Joe. You just blew a prime opportunity to extend the lead to three games in the loss column.

  254. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    And here comes another one to put the final nail in the coffin.

  255. NYY_Girl_Penny September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi over-managing strikes again

  256. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Death by Girardi tonight I’m afraid….offense has to step up

  257. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I’m just surprised Girardi threw a lefty against a guy that’s been hitting them so well, when he was also warming Joba. Mighta figured they had a couple lefties coming up in a row.. but that’s pretty surprising to me given Joe’s track record.

  258. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    There goes hughes 17th win.

  259. sunny615 September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Good thinking Joe. A crappy Boome Logan is better than a still strike out Hughes.

  260. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Late to the party here, because I was out with the dog, but Girardi is aware Denard Span is a better hitter vs LHP than RHP, right???

    Career

    vs RHP .282 AVG with .735 OPS
    vs LHP .293 AVG with .773 OPS

  261. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    the binder said “Logan”

  262. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Yeah why not let Logan give up 20 runs? Girardi really is a terrible manager when it comes to knowing when to pull someone. He leaves Logan out there to give up the game because he is one of his boys and his obsession with a lefty facing a lefty. Just a terrible job by Joe binder.

  263. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    really sucks for Hughes who pitches so well…..manager didn’t have confidence in him to pitch out of that jam and thats on Joe.

  264. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    There goes hughes 17th win.__
    ________
    How about this…he actually gets a loss

  265. Madrugador September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    How long you going to leave Logan in the game? Check the dictionary next to “dead arm” and you will see a picture of Boone Logan.

  266. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I don’t know why Girardi insists on overusing Logan. It’s been pretty evident for about a month that the guy needs a few days.

  267. Hassey September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I’m starting to shade over to the antiLogan camp…when did our bp start to suck so bad? That was the worst f’n inning we’ve seen in a while

  268. MG September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Hughes was gassed but nutted it up and K’ed the SS, why the hell did Girardi decide that he couldn’t get Span?

  269. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Just ruined my day.

  270. Carlo September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Textbook overmanaging. Textbook. Joe couldn’t just leave well enough alone. Logan is toast joe, sooner u figure it out the better.

  271. Madrugador September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Yep, four earned runs could do it.

  272. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    Death by Girardi tonight I’m afraid….offense has to step up
    _________
    Agree. The offense has to pick- up the manager. I really liked hughes confidence he faced in that last batter. he went right after him after getting squeezed. He looked like he had enough to finish the inning. Very strange choice there.

  273. Chambliss September 25th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Laptop management strikes again.

    Joe has no feel for the game. Hughes got screwed. He said f’in Joe.

    Hughes is a very important part of this team.

    Might as well see what Aardsma has.

    Logan is getting the Scott proctor joe torre treatment.

  274. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Death by Girardi tonight I’m afraid….offense has to step up
    —————–

    This is why close games in the playoffs are going to be hell on earth for my nerves. I’ve been saying it for a while and hate to be repetitive (just kidding!) but Girardi is a major x-factor in tight games and with an offense that doesn’t give pitchers a ton of run support we’re likely gonna find ourselves in this situation a lot in the next couple weeks.

    Gotta hope he presses the right buttons ..or that the team doesn’t put him in a position to become a factor.

  275. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    “Late to the party here, because I was out with the dog, but Girardi is aware Denard Span is a better hitter vs LHP than RHP, right??”

    Joe doesn’t seem to pay much attention to stuff like that…..for all the binder talk he seems to favor the handedness matchup over what the numbers say….which doesn’t make sense at all for somebody who supposedly is married to his binder.

  276. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    this is winnable….
    this is the kind of game that wins you a division.
    they finally busted out a late inning come from behind win the other day.
    keep it going!

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  277. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    really sucks for Hughes who pitches so well…..manager didn’t have confidence in him to pitch out of that jam and thats on Joe.
    ===========

    I would much rather see Hughes give up those runs than Logan.

  278. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Maybe if Logan didn’t pitch every single day he would be a little bit better. He is sooo over used at this point. You would think that Joey binder would realize that he needs some time off.

  279. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm
    I don’t know why Girardi insists on overusing Logan. It’s been pretty evident for about a month that the guy needs a few days.
    _________
    Yes makes no sense…girardi rests every player on the roster…except Logan…

  280. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    There goes hughes 17th win.
    ———–

    And under 4 era.

  281. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Also blame the Yankee batters not being able to hit a garbage minor league pitcher who was on his last stand….

  282. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    If you we’re going to pull Hughes Logan was not the pitcher to go to. So if you disagree with pulling him that’s two mistakes by Joe.

    Extradonarily stupid decision making.

  283. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Giradi’s binder said go to logan because span was 0-4 against logan for his career.. LMAO! talk about a small sample size..

  284. Nick in SF September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I re-wound the sequence of Phil in the dugout. It’s pretty clear that he was exclaiming “Philippians 4!”

  285. ZMANINSJ September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Girardi showed a blatant lack of trust in Hughes. This bullpen is just not good. You’d think he might have an inkling about that. That’s what will be the undoing of this team.

  286. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Good to see you, Ghost.

    C’mon 1-55!!! (Please.)

  287. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    really sucks for Hughes who pitches so well…..manager didn’t have confidence in him to pitch out of that jam and thats on Joe.
    ===========

    I would much rather see Hughes give up those runs than Logan.
    _________
    Agree it was hughes game to win or loss.. he deserved the chance to do that

  288. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I hated the decision by Girardi but the bullpen is a real problem and I’ve been saying this for weeks….

    I think the Yankees rotation can be good enough to win it all…..I even this the offense could be good enough to win it all if they get hot…..but their bullpen really worries me and bullpens are extremely important in the postseason.

  289. yankeefeminista September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Span was Hughes’ batter, especially after the K. Just a bad move all around. You have to give Hughes Span. Have to.

  290. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Late to the party here, because I was out with the dog, but Girardi is aware Denard Span is a better hitter vs LHP than RHP, right???

    Career

    vs RHP .282 AVG with .735 OPS
    vs LHP .293 AVG with .773 OPS
    ====================

    Really?

  291. NYY_Girl_Penny September 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This is probably the best blog on the internet.

  292. lil m September 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This was really unfortunate. It’s hard not to wonder about that move. Hope the offense can put up some runs to get the lead back.

  293. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Giradi’s binder said go to logan because span was 0-4 against logan for his career.. LMAO! talk about a small sample size..

    ____________
    You laugh..yet Joe will say this with all seriousness during the post game…so silly

  294. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Hey, Shame! Right back at’cha!

  295. MG September 25th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    it was pretty clear that Hughes was gassed after the 1st two batters that inning.

    If you are going to take him out, do it immediately, don’t let him get two outs and a questionable BB before you pull him.

    He had already gotten Span out 3X tonight pretty easily, it should have been his game to win or lose, period.

  296. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    When was the last time we scored 4 runs for Phil? I feel like we don’t score for Phil. CC gets the most run support, right? Kuroda and Hughes….

  297. yankeefeminista September 25th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Guess Joe had to go prescriptive based on Span’s 4/9 sss. Are you kidding me?

  298. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    yankeefeminista September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Span was Hughes’ batter, especially after the K. Just a bad move all around. You have to give Hughes Span. Have to

    ___________
    YUP! I mean let’s say hughes stays in there..gives up a hit…would people honestly say “Gee Boone Logan should have been in the game” I mean really..someone would have said that?

  299. Hassey September 25th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    1 2 3
    1 2 3

  300. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    anyway..what’s lost in this is that Hughes has developed into a pretty decent pitcher…no?

  301. luis September 25th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Got to go guys…have a good one

  302. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I hated the decision by Girardi but the bullpen is a real problem and I’ve been saying this for weeks….

    ————–

    True. Logan has always given me the shakes despite his decent numbers and I’ve been trying to make Eppley and Rapada disappear with my mind power but it just isn’t working.

  303. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Shame

    Hughes gets a lot of run support. 17th most in MLB.

  304. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I wish the Yanks didn’t have any lefties in the bullpen. Girardi just can’t help himself when it comes to using Logan because he throws with his left arm. Who cares if his arm is dead and he is an average pitcher. He never goes by who the better pitcher is. His only feel for the game is lefty at the plate bring in Logan.

  305. Ace September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Binder Joe screws it up again. That was Hughes’ inning. Let him finish

  306. Carlo September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Yes ghostwriter, yankeesource on twitter posted that exact stat. Shortly after the pitching change.

  307. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    “I’ve been trying to make Eppley and Rapada disappear with my mind power but it just isn’t working.”

    maybe if we combine powers…..nah…still wouldnt work.

  308. yankeefeminista September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Ken Phelps, well, that is another infuriating thing about giving Hughes the hook. If you left him in in the first place, then show some confidence in him to get the batter. That would have been huge for Hughes, a part of his development to attempt to get that out.

  309. ZMANINSJ September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Another nice game from A-Rod

  310. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    “YUP! I mean let’s say hughes stays in there..gives up a hit…would people honestly say “Gee Boone Logan should have been in the game” I mean really..someone would have said that?”

    It’s what Kay would have you believe. That people would have been calling for Logan.

    Joba was warming too… a righty… I wonder what the thought process on that was (although it’s already been stated, I’m in denial).

  311. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Plus, Rapada would have been the better lefty choice there, he seems to induce a lot of ground balls.

  312. jmv September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    No, I don’t think anyone would complain about not bringing Logan

  313. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I guess arod can’t wait for the long vacation from next week.

  314. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    This game is on the offense. 2 runs versus a guy with 6 ERA?

  315. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Giradi’s binder said go to logan because span was 0-4 against logan for his career.. LMAO! talk about a small sample size..

    ____________
    You laugh..yet Joe will say this with all seriousness during the post game…so silly
    ===========
    yep

  316. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    well the bullpen blew it….but if they lose it’s on the offense as well for scoring 3 runs off these crappy pitchers

  317. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    yankeefeminista September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    Ken Phelps, well, that is another infuriating thing about giving Hughes the hook. If you left him in in the first place, then show some confidence in him to get the batter. That would have been huge for Hughes, a part of his development to attempt to get that out.
    __________
    We are in total agreement.

  318. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    “I’ve been trying to make Eppley and Rapada disappear with my mind power but it just isn’t working.”

    maybe if we combine powers…..nah…still wouldnt work.

    —————–

    Andruw Jones’ face would be in milk cartons by now if we could. …That being said, I’m not sure it should stop us from trying….

  319. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    well the bullpen blew it….but if they lose it’s on the offense as well for scoring 3 runs off these crappy pitchers
    ____
    Agree but sometime you got to win games 3-1 or 3-2….

  320. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Rapada is actually probably a better LOOGY than Logan is….Logan is just more useful against righties.

  321. Andymelillo September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Arod needs a rest

  322. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Maybe Cashman and Girardi have a master plan to dump an abused Boone Logan on someone else this winter.

    See it’s not just us that acquires dead LOOGYs!!

  323. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Girardi NEVER knows when to pull a starting pitcher. I think that is very obvious since day 1. He just has absolutely no feel for when pitchers are done. It’s really hard to believe since he was a major league catcher. He waits until the pitcher gives up a hit and a walk or 2 and then pulls them. It’s his one real negative as a manager.

  324. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    …and in swoop the vultures….

  325. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Giradi’s binder said go to logan because span was 0-4 against logan for his career.. LMAO! talk about a small sample size..

    ____________
    You laugh..yet Joe will say this with all seriousness during the post game…so silly
    ===========
    yep

    ————–

    I’m grinding my teeth already just thinking about it… maybe we’ll make it 1-55 and be able to laugh about it!

    C’mon 1-55!!! You can do it!!

  326. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    You can’t really say a game is on the offense when your pitchers give up 5 runs.

  327. longtimefan September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Can’t wait to hear Girardi BS spin as to why he pulled Hughes in favor ot the very average Logan
    To face a lefty who hits lefty’s better than righties. Joe “Hughesy threw a lot of pitches that inning” or some other BS

  328. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Really?

    ——

    Yes, I was out walking my dog ;)

  329. Andymelillo September 25th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Homerun or bust

  330. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I’m gonna ask a question I know I should know right now, but what is the full acronym LOOGY stand for? I know some of the letters but not all of them.. I’m embarrassed as a regular.

  331. Ken Phelps September 25th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    longtimefan September 25th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    Can’t wait to hear Girardi BS spin as to why he pulled Hughes in favor ot the very average Logan
    To face a lefty who hits lefty’s better than righties. Joe “Hughesy threw a lot of pitches that inning” or some other BS
    _________
    Here’s my guess at the direct quote by joe:
    “We liked Booney in that spot. Booney’s got great numbers against Span. (0-4). Booney is my guy in that situation.”

  332. Ace September 25th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    He’s abused Logan. 77 games?

  333. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    “You can’t really say a game is on the offense when your pitchers give up 5 runs.”

    the starter had like a 6 ERA….it’s certainly on the pitchers….but they should score more runs and hopefully they still will.

  334. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I can’t believe that Girardi has Robertson up since he pitched yesterday and they are losing. Does he wants to blow out his arm also?

  335. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    Shame

    Hughes gets a lot of run support. 17th most in MLB.
    ————

    It’s up and down. There are some games he gets a ton support and other times. Where it’s a pitchers duel.

  336. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Lefty One Out GuY.

  337. Ace September 25th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    HR or bust offense.

  338. Ys Guy September 25th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    lefty one out guy

  339. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Carlo September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Yes ghostwriter, yankeesource on twitter posted that exact stat. Shortly after the pitching change.
    ———

    In that spot, it’s six of one, or a half-dozen of the other. Span is pretty much equally good from either side of the plate. Frankly, I think that Shame nailed it right on the head by noting “would people honestly say “Gee Boone Logan should have been in the game”.

    Frankly, I wish Girardi would give Logan a couple of nights off–the guy has been in just about every game this month. I would have given Hughes the chance to get out of it. Otherwise, I would have gone with Joba.

  340. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Vasquez is awful and wasn’t great today either.

  341. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    Shame

    Hughes gets a lot of run support. 17th most in MLB.
    ————

    It’s up and down. There are some games he gets a ton support and other times. Where it’s a pitchers due.

    ————

    That’s the Yankee offense. It’s feast or famine with those guys.

  342. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    missed opportunity tonight if they don’t come back….a 3 game lead in the LC would have been pretty nice with 8 to play.

  343. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    It’s up and down. There are some games he gets a ton support and other times. Where it’s a pitchers duel.

    ——–

    Welcome to MLB where teams score a different amount of runs every game.

  344. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    Shame

    Hughes gets a lot of run support. 17th most in MLB.

    ————-

    I know I should know the number of runs per he gets because it was posted.. I vaguely remember CC getting the most run support of the starters. I think Hughes was 3rd on our club..I do remember being surprised though because I think they were giving him like 4.5 runs per game or something.. It seemed higher, because it always feels like he’s pitching in 1 or 2 run games. (I guess with his ERA, that wouldn’t be so surprising though…)

  345. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The Twins are a dreadful team. It really stinks to lose this game especially with the way that Hughes was pitching and a 3-1 lead in the 7th inning. Girardi really messed up. If you want to pull Hughes fine but you can’t bring in Logan.

  346. ZMANINSJ September 25th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    This one will really hurt, but it’s a microcosm of the whole season. Incredibly disappointing.

  347. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Lefty One Out GuY.

    —————

    You guys are so tricky!! It was the Y I couldn’t figure out but I really thought I knew it..

  348. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Really?

    ——

    Yes, I was out walking my dog ;)
    —————

    Heh. :)

  349. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks to all who answered!

  350. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    “The Twins are a dreadful team. It really stinks to lose this game especially with the way that Hughes was pitching and a 3-1 lead in the 7th inning. ”

    they aren’t a dreadful offense though….they have some guys that can hit….they are a dreadful starting rotation and tonight the Yanks bullpen stunk and they didn’t hit a bad pitcher…..kinda the worst way to lose a game if they don’t come back.

  351. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Not me….Logan with the bases loaded equals alot of trouble, if he’s not extacly sharp as a tack. No way.

  352. Shame Spencer September 25th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Ok I’m out.. I’m gonna try to get some karma flowing in a different location…… if we win, you’ll know who to thank ;)

    (If we lose, blame the team!)

  353. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    How is this a microcosm of the whole season?

  354. blake September 25th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    great play….

  355. LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Shame

    Hughes gets 4.81 per game. CC 5.46. Kuroda 3.77

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/p.....expanded-2

  356. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Kay is right about one thing. The Parmalee AB was the key. Do you remember when the Yankees had multiple guys who could work a long AB against a tough pitcher?

  357. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    It’s up and down. There are some games he gets a ton support and other times. Where it’s a pitchers duel.

    ——–

    Welcome to MLB where teams score a different amount of runs every game.
    =========

    The Yanks seem awfully inconsistent, and a lot of the guys that shut them down are pretty pedestrian.

  358. longtimefan September 25th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Plus Hughes has much better era against lefties than righties

  359. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Lowe has been quietly better than terrible lately

  360. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    “Plus Hughes has much better era against lefties than righties”

    right….Hughes has been better vs lefties this year and Span has better better vs LHP….it was a binder fail….Joe just didn’t read the binder.

  361. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Over the weekend, Joe managed with an incredible sense of urgency and didn’t let guys get in too much trouble, other than Freddy in extras. Yet tonight, he let Phil get into trouble, let him begin to get out of it, and then pulled him to let Boone get into worse trouble. Then he doesn’t pull Boone after he shows a decided lack of control. I just don’t get what he is trying to do sometimes.

  362. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    need a bloop and a blast here.

  363. RYUKINGDOM September 25th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Just look @ Jamie Carroll too when he plays against the Yankees. He’s a contact hitter and if Hughes got him out, I believe this would have been a different game.

  364. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Meh, kind of the cost of doing business. Hughes was laboring. Innings crunch for the season. A slough of lefties coming up. Logan had had two days off. He is your #1 lefty. Sometimes you get the bear ….

  365. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    well I got to see Jonesy bat so it’s all good.

  366. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Then he doesn’t pull Boone after he shows a decided lack of control. I just don’t get what he is trying to do sometimes
    —————–

    I agree. It made no sense to leave Logan in for that long when it was obvious he was throwing garbage. Joey binder is so scared of a righty facing lefties back to back. He would rather leave a lefty in that is struggling instead of a better right hander. It made no sense not to pull him.

  367. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    ohhh look!! Lefty pitcher. Binder says, bring in Ajones.

  368. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    See Jonesy! My day complete

  369. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    At least we get to bring the tying run to the plate!

  370. ZMANINSJ September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Andruw Jones has a pulse after all. Whooda thunk it?

  371. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    And that’s why you don’t trash Jonesey.

    ;)

  372. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    the binder is 1-2 tonight.

  373. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Damn…now it’s going to be another one-run defeat.

  374. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Now not pulling Logan looks even worse…..

    The corpse of Jonesy awakes!

  375. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    boy that was a hanger on a tee…..just get on base somehow some way Nix

  376. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Defense also cost them in this game. Ibanez not picking up that ball right away and Martin letting that ball get by him. Ibanez should never be in the outfield and Martin’s defense has really been bad. Too many balls get by him that he should block.

  377. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Nunez?

  378. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    “Defense also cost them in this game. ”

    true

  379. Niblick September 25th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Why is Boonie even on this team? He has stunk for months on end.

  380. igotid88 September 25th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Hughes need some Nova luck

  381. Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Logan is not abused. He has gotten into a lot of games, but that is because he faces limited amounts of batters.

    2012 77G 54 IP 235 batters faced
    2010 65G 61 IP 255 batters faced
    2007 72G 69 IP 267 batters faced

    He is not even in the top 50 of batters faced

  382. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I am surrpised that Girardi wouldn’t pinch hit Nunez here. Very weird.

  383. Tar September 25th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Swisher’s AB in the 8th was a little aggravating for me. A walk keeps the line moving. It’s that have to do everything myself mentality that kills him.

    I would have bat Nunez for Ibanez and Jones for Nix but that just me.

  384. TheStraw September 25th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks Joe.

  385. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Defense also cost them in this game. Ibanez not picking up that ball right away and Martin letting that ball get by him. Ibanez should never be in the outfield and Martin’s defense has really been bad. Too many balls get by him that he should block.
    =================

    It’s a team loss… A disappointing, well-earned team loss.

  386. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Great a Girardi loss….

  387. blake September 25th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Boonie just isn’t all that good….he’s not a lock down LOOGY guy….he’s a decent LOOGY that can sometimes get righties out too….basically hes a mediocre middle reliever.

  388. ZMANINSJ September 25th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Another good comeback. Kay said it’s a tough loss. How many is that now?

  389. Niblick September 25th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Idiot Joe is simply incompetent as a manager.

  390. Bo knows September 25th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    He is not even in the top 50 of batters faced
    ——–
    But that ruins the narrative.

  391. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    will arod get another hit this season?

  392. Hassey September 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I don’t think you can hang this one on the D or on Giro. Logan sucked tonight and that’s it. You have to be able to get out one of the midgets in that spot

  393. bruceb September 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    This loss is on Logan…and Girardi for bringing him in. But it’s also on the offense for failing YET AGAIN to build on an early lead.

  394. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Jeez, 3 up with 8 to play would have been nice. Now tomorrow is a must win.

  395. Ghostwriter September 25th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Jerkface September 25th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Logan is not abused. He has gotten into a lot of games, but that is because he faces limited amounts of batters.

    2012 77G 54 IP 235 batters faced
    2010 65G 61 IP 255 batters faced
    2007 72G 69 IP 267 batters faced

    He is not even in the top 50 of batters faced
    ======================================

    Humbug. He has to warm up every single time he goes in. Once they get him up, they might as well let him pitch a full inning.

  396. Niblick September 25th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Boonie has sucked for the last three months – since July 1, his ERA is 5.26. That is sucking big time, especially for a reliever.

  397. sunny615 September 25th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Yay. Another awesome job by binder Joe. Nice work Joe. Does that binder tell you when to take a leak too?!?

  398. Weston Ponter August 22nd, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    for those of us just getting started out, is there any chance of getting some on the letters mailed in the past?

  399. Augustus Bourgoine September 1st, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    He is the Emperor.

  400. Rosaline Kitz September 2nd, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    The Firenza became acknowledged as “The Fair-weather Firenza” simply because they might not start when it had been wet or cold.

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