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Game 157: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (90-66)
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez DH

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (14-11, 3.34)
Kuroda vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (68-88)
Brett Lawrie 3B
Colby Rasmus CF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
J.P. Arencibia C
Adam Lind 1B
Yunel Escobar SS
Kelly Johnson 2B
Rajai Davis RF
Anthony Gose LF

RHP Chad Jenkins (0-2, 4.24)
Jenkins vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Still cold outside, but still cozy under the roof.

UMPIRES: HP Paul Schrieber, 1B Mike Everitt, 2B Laz Diaz, 3B Tim Welke

MAGIC NUMBERS: To make the playoffs: 3. To win the American League East: 6.

GIRARDI MOVING UP: The Yankees’ next win will be the 475th for Joe Girardi as the Yankees manager. That will match Joe McCarthy for the third-most in franchise history. Casey Stengel (1949-53) and Joe Torre (1996-2000) share the record with 487 victories. That’s from Elias.

BOUNCE BACK: The Yankees are 25-9 in games immediately following shutout losses since the start of the 2008 season, winning eight of the last 10 such contests. They are 3-2 in such games this year.

SWINGING AND MISSING: The Yankees have struck out a single-season franchise-record 1,269 batters this year. That surpasses the previous franchise record of 1,266 strikeouts set in 2001.

UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: Not sure what happened there, the game post just didn’t publish like it’s supposed to. Anyway, it’s a two-out, two-run double for Swisher and a 2-0 lead for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 7:16 p.m.: Line drive knocks Jenkins’ glove off, and he catches the glove for the out. There’s something new.

UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: Heads up play by Swisher, who’s really played a good first base since moving over there after the Teixeira injury.

UPDATE, 7:50 p.m.: That’s twice a Blue Jays runner has been caught too far off a bag, and they haven’t even gone through the lineup one full turn. It’s a 3-0 Yankees lead in the second — Jeter hitting into a double play brought in a run — and the trouble is minimal here in the bottom of the second because Russell Martin just picked off Yunel Escobar at third.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: Big strikeout by Kuroda to get out of the second without allowing a run. He’s already thrown 43 pitches.

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: Solo homer for Rasmus puts the Blue Jays on the board. Despite the score, Kuroda really doesn’t look very good tonight. It’s still a 3-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Cano hit by a pitch in the left hand. He’s staying in the game, but that could have been pretty much a worst-case scenario for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 9:09 p.m.: Three-run homer for Russell Martin and it’s a 6-1 Yankees lead. Thats a big blow just to create some distance.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Walk and two straight two-out singles and the Yankees have another run. The Blue Jays are digging deeper into their bullpen.

UPDATE, 9:27 p.m.: Kuroda pulled after 5.1 innings. Right now, he has matched his career-high for innings in a season set in 2005 in Japan.

UPDATE, 9:36 p.m.: Proof that you can never quite give up on a pitching prospect, Homer Bailey just pitched a no-hitter.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Bad decision by the Blue Jays to throw home, bad decision by Granderson to try to take third. It’s another run and another out for the Yankees. It’s an 8-2 lead.

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365 Responses to “Game 157: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    just in the “nick” in time.

  2. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Glad to know chad is awake! 2-0 Yanks. Redsox up! so far so good.

  3. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    So that head Ref of that Packers/Seahawks game is the head Ref for a High school game in my city tonight. Funny thing is… My former High School is playing in the game.

  4. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Nice play by Swish…

  5. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Edwin has 42 homeruns?? Wow!

  6. tomingeorgia September 28th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Keeping track of too many things today. Ryder Cup, Yankees, and our high school football team, undefeated and ranked in the top 5 in the State of Georgia. Go Americans, go Yankees, and go Tigers!

  7. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    come on hirok!!!

  8. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    It looks like Kuroda is out of gas. I think all of those innings this year have caught up to him. If the Yanks can put up some runs it might make sense to keep his pitch count low tonight and give him a breather. I guess it depends on how he looks later in the game and the score of course.

  9. Nick in SF September 28th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I think the game post was delayed because Chad is pitching for the Jays. I expect sporadic updates until the Yanks knock him out of the game.

  10. yankeefeminista September 28th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    He’s definitely a little fatigued. But way to bounce back, Hiro.

  11. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    LOL…..

    orioles up 6-1 in the first.

  12. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Great job by Cook tonight. Now the Yanks really need a W.

  13. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    6-1 O’s already!

  14. Tyler September 28th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Sox fighting to the last day of the season. Great display.

  15. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Let me guess…the Sox will get swept by the O’s. Then future hall of famer Ciriaco will hit .500 against the Yanks and they will play hard like it’s the world series.

  16. MG September 28th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    the Yankees are going to score more runs tonight but they may need it-Kuroda doesn’t seem to have much and except for Encarnacion’s pop up everything was hit really hard.

  17. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Lets just hope that the A’s and Rays both sweep this weekend. Man.. That would make for one great final series between the orioles and rays.. while were playing boston.

  18. Yankees_Fan September 28th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Can you believe the Orioles? Man!…

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Just got in. GO HIROKI!! GO YANKS!!! DON’T GO O’S!!!

    I know the O’s are winning. Unfortunately I switched the station just in time to see the granny.

  20. MG September 28th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    cmon, guys, the Sox are 7-16 in September, do you really think they are going to play any differently from here on out?

  21. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Let’s go Jeter!!

  22. Triple Short of a Cycle September 28th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This low budget O’s team is really getting on my nerves

  23. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 28th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    SUPER CLUTCH HITTING !

  24. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Bases loaded no outs and they get one f’in run. Good job Jeter.

  25. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I didn’t expect anything to be resolved this weekend. Just win today, take another game off the magic number, hold serve, and all is good.

    Orioles are going to be in for a serious fight when they go to tampa. I would not be shocked at all if the rays were to sweep the orioles.

  26. TheStraw September 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Sub-optimal results there. At least they got one.

  27. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Kuroda really looks bad. Too many hard hit balls so far.

  28. MG September 28th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo September 28th, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    SUPER CLUTCH HITTING !

    sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    Bases loaded no outs and they get one f’in run. Good job Jeter.
    ————————–
    there is real balance on this blog from some of you pathetic fans.

    Two out, no one on the 1st and they bunch 3 hits for 2 runs and not a single post saying ‘Good job’ from the same idiots who complain about Jeter in the 2nd. Of course Jeter has been clutch all season, that counts for nothing.

    You really don’t deserve to be Yankees fans, I think the Mets are more your speed because you will have much more to complain about.

  29. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Next time Jeter do everyone a favor and whiff.

  30. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    It could be Valentine’s last MLB stand.

    He’ll be wearing his Groucho glasses and eating wraps in full force.

  31. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Damn we have seen so many wild pitch/passed balls recently. Now the Jays will get an easy run.

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    The one thing you know for sure is the Rays will not go down without a fight.

  33. raymagnetic September 28th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Aaron Cook is not a good pitcher. Not sure what people expected to happen.

  34. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Sweet!!

  35. raymagnetic September 28th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Not to mention rooting for Boston is sacrilege.

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Nice job Russell!

  37. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Some nice D helping out Hiroki.

  38. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Go cry in a river MG.

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Cook already out of the game, Aceves in.

  40. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    That was a big out for Kuroda. It looks like every out is going to be a struggle for him.

  41. MG September 28th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    Go cry in a river MG.
    ———–
    you are the one that is always crying,

    I watch the games and stay objective, when was the last time you posted something positive about the Yankees?

  42. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Kuroda will get out of it without giving up a run.

  43. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Someone should be warming up Kuroda is cooked. I would take him out and give him a breather and let him start the last game of the season. The time off will help him but Girardi never thinks like that.

  44. MG September 28th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Kuroda just has absolutely no command of any of his pitches, it’s been like that most of September.

    This is a key AB, he needs an out here.

  45. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Russell from Toronta’ brought up in olde Monteale, is certainly trying. Go, Martin!

  46. jackamir September 28th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Doubront is the only starter that might silence the O’s in this series.. Lester & Bucholtz pitch against us…..

  47. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Srike 3, kudos to Marin!

  48. yankeefeminista September 28th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    K-uroda!

  49. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Knew it.

  50. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I am shocked that no one was warming up. Kuroda needs a break…he is out of gas. He got out of that inning but he isn’t going to last much longer. Girardi can’t allow him to give up 6-7 runs before he takes him out.

  51. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Crap, ” Martin.” – stupid blackberry!!!

  52. TheStraw September 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    That was an adventure. Looks like the overtaxed pen will be getting more early work tonight.

  53. Duh Innings II September 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Hey, don’t expect the Red Sox to do the job the Yanks should’ve done last night and in the middle game of the Twins series which was win.

    The Yanks should’ve had the division just about wrapped up last night. They’ve let the Os hang around.

    If the Yanks win tonight, it most likely remains a one-game lead over the Os barring a Boston comeback and more pressure would be on the Os to win tomorrow (Yank win + Os loss tomorrow = Yanks up 2 games with each team having only 4 games to play.)

    If the Yanks win tonight and tomorrow and the Os win tonight but lose tomorrow, I think the Yanks will win the division because even if the Yanks just split their final four games, the Os would have to win their final four games just to finish tied for the division which would require them to sweep the Rays who will have Price and Shields going against them – I just don’t see it.

  54. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    That may have been the nastiest 2 seamer Ive seen Kuroda throq….94 with just a ton of come back movement.

  55. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Clutch, pulling Kuroda early doesn’t do anything to help him get a ‘breather’.

    He’s already warmed up in the bullpen and thrown 40+ pitches, the best thing that could happen is for him to find his command without giving up lots of runs this game.

    His stuff is OK so his arm isn’t tired, he’s just off somewhere in his mechanics.

    He needs to pitch until they Jays get to him and score runs, the Yankees aren’t finished scoring anyway…

  56. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Duh, the Yanks will finish first, and the O’s still have to worry about making it.

  57. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    on one hand if the game means something next Wed , Kuroda is pitching at home
    otoh he won’t start again til game 3 at home, Andy would go game 2 on 7-8 days rest…

  58. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Stupid Red Sox are just gonna lay down for the Os.

  59. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Hi, Mick, I shouldn’t have said I’m not really into Paul Simon given the fact I have their live double LP, ” Concert in the Park. “

  60. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    The Yanks have won 7 of their last 10…..have to give the Os some credit for hanging around….

  61. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Some thing must be in the water in Toronto. First Bautista and now this guy.

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    So help me out here. Kuroda looks gassed. His last 5 games have been extremely iffy, and he gave back the lead in at least 4 of them. His ER for those games were 4, 4, 3, 4, 4.

    During his last outing, when I said that he wouldn’t be in my postseason rotation at that point time and that he wouldn’t be in my rotation if he continued to implode and that I would have gone with – in no particular order – CC, Andy and Pettitte in a short series (thinking that teams were still going with 3 in short series) I nearly had my head chopped off. Why? Because Kuroda had been our best pitcher all season, I was told. And jacksquat pointed out that we needed a 4-man rotation.

    For the sake of argument, let’s say that Nova had been outstanding all season long and Kuroda appeared to have nothing left. Are you saying that Kuroda would be in the rotation because he had been the best pitcher all season long? Are you serious? So rather than really be concerned about winning games in the postseason you’d go with a pitcher who looked like he had nothing left because he had been the best all season?

    If that’s a thank you and a reward, let me just say that my prayer is that Girardi isn’t as gooey about it and has a real fast hook in the postseason with any starter who gives up too many runs, I don’t care what inning we’re in. What’s too many? I guess you’ll have to gauge that at the time. While there have certainly been some high-scoring games in the postseason, I’d say low-scoring are the safer bet.

    I don’t see where it is extremely controversial to ask that your 4 best starters be your postseason rotation – and I am not looking at the entire body of work but that in concert with the way a pitcher seems to be trending.

  63. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    The Yankees must suspect the Jays of stealing pitch signs from the outfield because Martin is using a sequence to call pitches even with no one on 2nd.

  64. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Looking way ahead here…

    But finishing with the best record in the AL might not be the best thing in the word. Let’s say the A’s make it to the ALDS… Right now the rangers would have to go play games 1 and 2 in oakland… That would scare me if i was a fan of them. Oakland could easily upset anyone they play in that ALDS. Now.. that’s no to say that we would not have our hands full with the tigers…

  65. umbrelladoc September 28th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Look at who the Red Sox are starting in the two series. Their bigger beef is with us, and the lay down vs TB last year. Rays’ resurgence helps us.

  66. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Kuroda doesn’t look like he has “nothing left”, he looks a little off.

    Who else is going to start? Not Nova obviously. Not Phelps, he hasn’t been starting, he’s not even starting in place of Nova. Lowe? lol

  67. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Trish – your, ” discussions,” are akin, Willie Mays.

    Say, hey! :)

  68. jackamir September 28th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Leiter is out there tonight…He has said some off the wall stuff…I think he speaks just to hear his voice….This is TV—Less is more……

  69. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    We just need to take care of business this weekend and hope the Rays sweep the Whitesox. Can you imagine if they only trail Baltimore by 3 games when they open up that series on monday? Orioles might leave the trop with no playoff birth.

  70. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    A’s vs Rays, or A’s vs orioles would make one helluva a elimination game. Lets just stay out of that mess.

  71. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Is that Queen Elizabeth in red right behind the plate?

  72. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Granderson’s BA is down to 227? Gee louise!!

  73. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Jack, personally I’m a bit peeved off Al L. didn’t offer the Toronto team a tad bit more of observation.

  74. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Simon and Garfunkel like cream cheese and lox.

  75. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Kuroda has earned the right to a PS start. The playoff atmosphere will reinvigorate him, esp at the Stadium.

  76. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Mick, agreed. I just can’t get into Dylan.

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    jacksquat, at the time we didn’t know what else Nova was going to bring to the table.

    I am pointing out what is to me the ludicrousness of anyone saying that a pitcher should be pitching in the postseason because he had been your best pitcher throughout most of the season, despite what may appear to be a very negative trend at the end of the season.

    None of you were saying squat about any of the other pitchers. Everything was framed in terms of Kuroda being in the rotation “because he was going to be”.

    It apparently inures to the team’s benefit for all of their starting pitchers – but especially those who may end up in the postseason rotation – to finish strong.

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Hey jmills!

    :)

  79. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love how Farrell pulls his pitcher like this is an important game. If it was against any other team Farrell would leave him out there and wouldn’t care.

  80. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Dylan New Morning.
    Blood on the Tracks.

  81. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Trisha, you are overstating Kuroda’s decline. He hasn’t given up more than 4 runs in any recent start. Not good, but not an implosion. You don’t just throw your 1/2 starter (#1 at times this year) under the bus because he had a handful of poor starts.

    Your well documented opposition and lack of faith in Kuroda at the beginning of the season doesn’t lend much to your objectivity on this matter either.

  82. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Trish, my friend, hopefully!!!

    ” Nice to see you around these parts.”
    :)

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    “Kuroda has earned the right to a PS start. ”

    Sounds pretty old-school to me, but it appears to be the current thinking.

    “The playoff atmosphere will reinvigorate him, esp at the Stadium.”

    I think you know better than to commit to a statement like that.

    :)

  84. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Trisha, I never respond to any of your posts so this is my once a year attempt.

    Kuroda is one of the Yankees 4 best starters no matter what he does the rest of the season.

    He will make in the post season rotation.

    He is no more ‘gassed’ on the mound than CC was for about 4 starts-he’s lost command so is making some bad pitches.

    With veteran, proven starters you give them every chance to find their command because, if they do, you get real excellence on the mound. And, if not, in the playoffs or down the stretch, you have a quick hook to keep the game within reach-that is where Girardi is lacking many times.

  85. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Jenkins was probably on a pitch limit.

  86. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    mick – Can’t be her. I know this because she has no purse. The Queen always carries a purse, and every time I see her I wonder what she might place in there. I also wonder why she doesn’t have someone else carrying these essentials…. If I were the queen, I’d have someone else hold my purse. Or perhaps I’d develop some sort of Batman like utility belt instead.

    Baseball related: I dunno trisha, Nova’s been pretty bad since the ASB. And pulling Kuroda from the rotation now, IMO, is the equivalent of pulling CC when he was in his funk. Those games he lost in the middle of the season matter just as much as the one’s we’re playing now. But you gotta trust in the overall (career) body of work. It’s not just this season.. Kuroda’s a proven big league starter and we don’t have any other options even if he isn’t in a particularly good groove right now.

    It’s also worth pointing out if Kuroda got the average 5.3ish runs CC gets from our club he would have won all of the last few games he’s started. He’s still keeping us very much in games. He’s not AJ, where one inning does him and us in. We can’t win 4 run games??? This isn’t just a pitching problem. Kuroda’s battling now… but he’s keeping us in there.

  87. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks, Mick! Will give Bob a chance, thanks.

  88. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Whoever agreed with me regarding the Sox/Os/Yanks situation (I think it was bruce), thank you lol. You know if the situation were reverse we’d want to make them eat it too. There’s always some gamesmanship there. I think they really bring it when they play us, even when they blow.

  89. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I really Don’t follow many NL teams… except maybe for the Giants because a lot of their games start right when ours end. So… that is the only team in the NL that i have watched for most of the season.

    Long story short…. What are yalls take on the most dangerous teams in the national league?

    I personally worry about the Nats because of no Strass, and I really dont believe in the cardinals, i also don’t really know what to take of the Reds.

    Personally…. I think The Braves might be the best team in the NL. But… i wont count out the Giants. I would love to see a Giants vs Braves NLCS.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    jacksquat – I guess you never saw through my dislike of CC. Phew, because if you had, you would have also been accusing me of questioning whether he should be in the rotation – when I did several weeks ago – because of my dislike of him.

    Because of course, rather than want the best out there, I want it to be everyone but Kuroda.

    You’ll forgive me if I don’t respond to anything you say on this anymore.

  91. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Funny,….Fergie Jenkins on a pitch limit.

  92. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    And I dont think they can wait on making a choice on Nova. If you’re toying with putting him in the pen get him out there now and don’t wait until the day before his last start to make that choice.

  93. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Davis is hitting .246 this year. But you would never know it by how many hits he gets against the Yanks. What garbage.

  94. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    jacksquat – I guess you never saw through my dislike of CC. Phew, because if you had, you would have also been accusing me of questioning whether he should be in the rotation – when I did several weeks ago – because of my dislike of him.

    Because of course, rather than want the best out there, I want it to be everyone but Kuroda.

    You’ll forgive me if I don’t respond to anything you say on this anymore.

    Because you are losing the argument, with everyone by the way. It’s not the same as CC because unlike just about every Yankee, you disliked Kuroda from the start.

  95. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Trisha- I wont argue that kuroda has struggled as of late. However…. I will say that i would be much more concerned if the velocity was not there. He is still throwing upwards of 94… so i cant really buy the ” tired” thing. Maybe he is just going through a rough patch… yes, the timing is horrible, but it happens to every pitcher. I personally am not too worried about him.

  96. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Chris davis of the orioles is having a CAREER year. The rangers got rid of him a few years back because they were so fed up with him. Has he finally made all the right adjustments as a hitter, or is this just a fluke season? I dunno. But… Davis has never been much of a ballplayer. The orioles have been very lucky to get that production out of him.

  97. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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    NO INSIDE INFO, but If #Redsox r going to fire Valentine, signs strong they will, then I wouldn’t be surprised if done b4 gets to NY because

    Joel Sherman Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1

    1) why would #Redsox allow him NY forum to talk for 3 days if he is not coming back. 2) might inspire players don’t like him v. #Yankees

  98. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Kuroda got away with 2 bad sliders in a row to Lawrie there before throwing a good one for the K.

    His fastball has good velocity but he isn’t throwing it where he wants, the slider is so-so (and has been like that for awhile), and the split has been bouncing way too often without getting swings-that could be a sign that the hitters are picking it up quicker out of the hand.

    At the same time, he’s gotten through 4 David Robertson-like innings without giving up a run, 2 more and the bullpen can help put up a ‘W’.

  99. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Jeter can’t buy a hit all the sudden.

  100. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Because you are losing the argument, with everyone by the way. It’s not the same as CC because unlike just about every Yankee, you disliked Kuroda from the start.

    —————

    It’s not about ganging up or winning an argument. We can keep it light and as a discussion can’t we? Trisha’s talked this season about being wrong about her expectations of Kuroda, I think. Let’s all just be nice tonight lol.. we need the good karma..

    ….right?

  101. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Captain,… Rajai has his moments :)

  102. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    we need more runs….this game is far from Boonie proof right now.

  103. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Shame – I think you gave an extremely worthy answer. I know I am a lot more skitterish about starting pitching than most, and because I am totally sold on “it starts and ends with pitching”, I’m always concerned about any of our starters who look like they’ve lost it. When CC was having all that difficulty, I was already thinking about who could replace him in the rotation if he didn’t find his way back home. I mentioned it at the time too and heard about it.

    I think I at least understand the “someone has earned it” theory – though it would still gaul me to keep someone out of the rotation who had, say, pitched phenomenal ball for his last 6 games while someone else had continued to give up leads and allow runs to score for his last 6 games. No example on the Yankees, but I am saying no matter who the pitchers were.

    So then you hope your manager keeps pitchers on a short leash if they need to be.

  104. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Shame- If Reggie stalks the Queen and is heard saying I Must Kill The Queen” then you will know it is her. It does look like she is sitting on the throne.

  105. tomingeorgia September 28th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Go ahead, trash Kuroda. A tad sloppy, but no runs thought five. What’s the beef?

  106. LGY September 28th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Andy Pettitte had a 5 ERA his final 5 starts in 2009.

    Real shame they pitched him in the 2009 postseason, because he was clearly trending in the wrong direction.

  107. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    The offense really needs to get to work and put up some runs. Every inning is a struggle for Kuroda and the game will probably be tied very soon. It stinks when they score early and then get shut down.

  108. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I’ll repost what something I posted earlier today.

    Granderson was on Ripken baseball today on the radio and Cal basically point blank asked him why he didn’t shorten up with two strikes and try to put the ball in play to cut down on the K’s and to use his speed.

    Grandy said that infielders are so good today that it’s hard to get infield hits…..

  109. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    you know it was just a matter of time

  110. Niblick September 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Too bad it isn’t no runs through five, though.

  111. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    And Shame, if Kuroda looks like this his last games of the season, I will breathe a sigh of relief. I premised my entire line of thinking on “if Kuroda continued to implode.”

    By the way I want nothing BUT for him to succeed because if he does, the Yanks have the best chance of winning.

  112. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Basically yanks offense is in sleep mode.

  113. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Rasmus – carreer high – 23 tied.

    Shame, thanks for your words, Trish is ok in my books, as always.

  114. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    What a surprise…I hope the bullpen is up fast enough before Kuroda blows this lead.

  115. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Bobby V. just left Aceves in there until he gave up runs (3.2 innings).

    “You want to pitch? ok…”

  116. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    solo’s won’t kill you….unless you give up more solos than your team can score.

    They threw Rasmus like a million fastballs in tonight….eventually he was going to get to one.

  117. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    If we had another pitcher going well right now that’d be an awesome problem to have.. and I think there would be more open discussion about who would be in the fold if we did.. but right now we have 4 solid starters 1 good rookie that isn’t PS tested 1 guy still figuring it out and 2 old guys you know can’t get you through more than 4 innings as starters.

    We have depth at P but a lot of it is probably below league average.

  118. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    get Phelps up

  119. Niblick September 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Another good 4 inning game from Kuroda.

  120. mick September 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I believe we will see Mr Phelps in the 6th. Tune up for next start?

  121. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Grandy said that infielders are so good today that it’s hard to get infield hits…..

    —————-

    What…?

    I dunno if I get it lol.

  122. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    that was a really bad pitch that Rasmus hit out, it was a classic Burnett-like fastball drifting back over the plate above the belt…

  123. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    “I dunno if I get it lol.”

    I think it caught him off guard…..Cal basically asked him why he strikes out so much.

  124. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    What year was it that the Yanks failed horribly at the end of the season and still won the playoffs and W.S. ? ’2000 maybe ?

    What should they have done? Changed all the pitchers and hitters that failed down the stretch in Sept. ?

    ( there were plenty of both ) Just sayin’

  125. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    One more hit and Kuroda should be pulled. The offense is in sleep mode and they can’t afford to give up anymore runs. Hopefully the offense wakes back up again.

  126. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    By the way I want nothing BUT for him to succeed because if he does, the Yanks have the best chance of winning.

    ————–

    Goes without saying, of course!

    ————–

    On another note that will probably annoy some lol, how interesting might it be if Nova and Phelps are still on the team for ST…. If so, I hope it’s a real competition and they let them battle it out.

  127. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    the jays do not get cheated up there…..

  128. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:38 pm
    Because you are losing the argument, with everyone by the way. It’s not the same as CC because unlike just about every Yankee, you disliked Kuroda from the start.

    —————

    It’s not about ganging up or winning an argument. We can keep it light and as a discussion can’t we? Trisha’s talked this season about being wrong about her expectations of Kuroda, I think. Let’s all just be nice tonight lol.. we need the good karma..

    ….right?

    Talk to Trisha about not having to win an argument. She keeps posting the same crap over and over as soon as Kuroda shows any weaknees. It’s old. And she is the one who immediately boasts how she was right about any player that does well at any moment (because she supports almost all of them) “good waiters get good tips”.

    I should have just ignored and not replied like others.

  129. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    30 years ago today, big Jim Clancy was broken up for his perfect one by Randy Bush. ” Bushwacked” – I was in an Oshawa basement listening. ( The place where Bobby Orr played junior )

  130. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    nicely done…..we need more runs.

  131. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    They just mentioned Martin’s sequence.. I do sometimes wonder if they read the comments sections of blogs like this lol.

    JAP always said they did.. I should have asked how he knew :(

  132. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    5 innings. 1 run.

  133. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    “Because you are losing the argument, with everyone by the way. It’s not the same as CC because unlike just about every Yankee, you disliked Kuroda from the start.”

    Well let me go to bed and put a cloth on my head because I am “losing the argument, with everyone”. I’ve always said that the way lohud thinks is my barometer for right and wrong in life.

    :lol:

    ***********

    “It’s not about ganging up or winning an argument. We can keep it light and as a discussion can’t we? Trisha’s talked this season about being wrong about her expectations of Kuroda, I think.”

    Indeed I have Shame. Many times. And thank you for seeing this as exactly what I was attempting it to be – a discussion about pitchers in the postseason.

  134. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    “They just mentioned Martin’s sequence.”

    what fastball in to Rasmus x 50

  135. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Ah crap…

  136. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    oh….please don’t be broken

  137. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    “I dunno if I get it lol.”

    I think it caught him off guard…..Cal basically asked him why he strikes out so much.
    —————

    My first thought was, “did he intentionally not answer the question” and then, “did he just not know how to answer”…

  138. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    They just mentioned Martin’s sequence.. I do sometimes wonder if they read the comments sections of blogs like this lol.
    ====================
    MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    The Yankees must suspect the Jays of stealing pitch signs from the outfield because Martin is using a sequence to call pitches even with no one on 2nd.
    ———————————–
    Shame, I mentioned it before, they are doing it with no one on base as well, the only reason can be because they think the Jays are stealing signs.

  139. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Crap – Cano, you are alright!

    JS, talk to Trish, she is a fine person.

  140. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Cano has young vital bones….he’ll be ok.

  141. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    “If we had another pitcher going well right now that’d be an awesome problem to have.. and I think there would be more open discussion about who would be in the fold if we did.. but right now we have 4 solid starters 1 good rookie that isn’t PS tested 1 guy still figuring it out and 2 old guys you know can’t get you through more than 4 innings as starters. ”

    Shame, again, a well-thought-out reply. Those are the kind I truly appreciate hearing. I let the angry and strident ones go in one ear and out the other.

    Speaking of which, you’re right jacksquat. Don’t bother responding because I won’t be bothering to read your responses.

  142. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hopefully they can take advantage of this situation

  143. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    it’s been rumored for awhile that the Jays steal signs at Rogers Centre…..

  144. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    the Yankees do not need Cano getting hurt right now, he is just starting to rake in almost every AB…

  145. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    gotta bunt Granderson here against the lefty

  146. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Blake- Great info man. I honestly have no idea on how to respond to that granderson thing…. but to say WOW. LOL.

  147. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    MG – Well spotted!

    After JAP mentioned it one night I did start to notice an odd trend of the broadcasters mentioning things posted here innings before. Could be pure coincidence and I know several posters here frequent other blogs as well where they might be having the same discussion..but I do wonder if they pick up on those things. Wealth of knowledge on here when you weed through the nonsense I post :)

  148. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Granderson also said a week or two ago “batting average doesn’t matter, it’s all about production, runs, rbi’s…” (paraphrased)

    The Yankees didn’t win those last 5 or 6 World Series with “batting average doesn’t matter” type hitters.

  149. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Cal is great on the radio….he’ll ask players tough questions sometimes because well he’s Cal Ripken and he can…..

  150. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    jmills – I have little to no desire to hear from jacksquat. There are plenty of other posters here with whom I commune. But thanks.

    Shame apparently understood exactly what I was trying to ask and gave an answer that made nothing but sense. That’s the kind of poster with whom I would prefer to communicate.

  151. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    “Granderson also said a week or two ago “batting average doesn’t matter, it’s all about production, runs, rbi’s…” (paraphrased)”

    yea he said the same today.

  152. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Blake, if the Jays are stealing sings – bushleague! At least do it from second base :)

  153. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Terrible at bat. Swings at ball 3 and then tries to bunt and then strikes out. He really is a disaster.

  154. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Speaking of which, you’re right jacksquat. Don’t bother responding because I won’t be bothering to read your responses.

    And I the same for your thinly veiled passive aggressive walls of text. JAP style.

  155. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    if you’re gonna bunt then bunt….down swing through one then bunt for a hit…..now you’re in a hole.

  156. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    ” Signs ” – sorry

  157. blake September 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Terrible AB….total non productive AB….should have been sacrificing the whole way.

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Unless some miracle occurs, I would say we can put tonight’s O’s game in the book.

  159. MG September 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    MG – Well spotted!

    After JAP mentioned it one night I did start to notice an odd trend of the broadcasters mentioning things posted here innings before. Could be pure coincidence and I know several posters here frequent other blogs
    ———————–
    Shame, thanks, but Leiter is a really good baseball guy who doesn’t need my help.

    Besides, he’s sung on stage with the Boss, that alone puts him at a more advanced level than me :)

  160. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Really upset about the 1pm start times the next two days. My aggies play arkansas at 12 tomorrow, and the Texans play the titans at 12 on sunday. Its easy to watch multiple baseball games… but for me its impossible to do with football. Might have to just follow the Yanks game with MLB at bat. Its so hard for me to watch baseball when its college football saturday. I am always watching gamed from 11 am till 10 pm. lol.

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    “And I the same for your thinly veiled passive aggressive walls of text. JAP style.”

    Well there you go then! See ya now.

    :)

  162. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Nunez should be pinch hitting here for Ibanez. Ibanez can’t hit lefties at all but obviously the binder refuses to use Nunez anymore. This will be a wasted inning and the Yanks will regret it later.

  163. Yankees_Fan September 28th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Can we leave Granderson off the postseason roster? OF COURSE I’m kidding, but he does look horrible at the plate lately.

  164. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Blake, I wish your team well, but I don’t want mine being laughinged at.

  165. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The Astros moving to the AL is the most amazing thing ever. This now means that the Yankees will come to Texas multiple times a year. Although houston is a further drive than arlington… it sure is a lot cheaper than flying to new york.

  166. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    All year Girardi would pinch hit for Ibanez here. So why is he hitting in this spot now? Two totally useless at bats by Granderson and Ibanez. Girardi really makes no sense sometimes. He is sleeping during this inning.

  167. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    MG – Very true.

  168. Niblick September 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    From June 18 on, Grandy has hit for a whopping .201 BA.

  169. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Having pointed out about the 2000 Yanks, it goes without saying Kuroda IS having a game where luck has played a part. It happens to all pitchers. We’ve had the misfortune to hit the ball well in stretches without scoring runs. ( RISP bad stretches)

    I think now, as I did when we acquired him, he is a pitcher that can pitch successfully anywhere.

  170. Bobby Murcer September 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    1st and 2nd, nobody out.
    1st and 2nd, 2 outs.

    Same old story since April.

  171. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    jmills-

    No laughing at the jays on my part. I honestly think they are better than the orioles. I mean… they lost their entire staff in one week! oh and that jose bautista guy is kind of a BIG deal. The blue Jays ( if healthy) will be very, very, dangerous.

  172. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    “Blake, I wish your team well, but I don’t want mine being laughinged at.”

    I got nothing against the Jays….we just need these games more than they do.

  173. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    A more imaginative manager would have pinch hit with a righty against Cecil there and made Farrell bring in Frasor, at which time he could have used Dickerson to face him.

    Instead, the Yankees have JTBG, who has no imagination, just binders and ‘gut feelings’

  174. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    trisha – I’d rather respond in good discourse, I know we’re all rooting for the same cause here :)

    I think js is perhaps just not a fan of your delivery, which can put certain posters off.. I don’t think it’s done with ill intent on your part, but depending on the reader/personality I could see how it might incite some push back.

    Not that I’d expect you to do anything differently lol!

  175. nhyankeefan September 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    This game is on the offense again….not on the binder or any bullpen meltdown. Grandy man kills the o and will be traded.

  176. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    NG, Leiter met the,” Boss “, I met Sting. I win by default. :)

  177. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I honestly cant get too upset about RISPFAIL, or any of the other negatives. Lets just win the damn games and keep knocking numbers off that magic number. Not to say that some of these things don’t concern me, but its all about the WINS at this point. If we win, and we don’t suffer any injuries, then there is nothing to twist into a negative at this point.

  178. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Sorry, ” MG.”

  179. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Meanwhile, why is Cal the only quasi reporter asking these questions?

    I want every guy who strikes out 100+ times to have to answer this more often: ‘Why do you strike out so much?’ followed by, ‘Don’t you want to try and kinda not?’

  180. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    They probably would have bought in Frasor for any righthanded pinch hitter for Ibanez. But that is probably preferable. Girardi probably keeping Ibanez for the next time through the lineup, but there may not be two runners on base then…

  181. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Yes!!! That is a big homerun for Martin.

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    RUSSELL MARTIN!!!!

    Talk about getting hot at the right time!!!

  183. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Haha… Martin is going BEAST MODE the final month. LOOOVE IT

  184. Niblick September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Rusell!

  185. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I swear on everything that is Holy, I called that !!!

    He’s has done a good job lately.

  186. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Mussell!

  187. TheStraw September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Magnifique!

  188. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    NG, Leiter met the,” Boss “, I met Sting. I win by default.
    ————
    Not on a Yankees board, besides, Leiter is not just a friend of The Boss, he sung on stage with him at the Meadowlands (I think).

  189. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    russel with 20 homeruns..

  190. Bobby Murcer September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you, Russell. You’ve saved my stomach lining for this evening.

  191. Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    The much maligned Russell Martin continues to stay hot…..20 dingers big guy

  192. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    You had to Sac bunt Grandy all the way there against the lefty and really Ibanez shouldn’t have have allowed to hit because he can’t hit a lefty to save his life.

    RUSS! great AB…..Russ hasn’t been great overall but he’s gotten some big hits in the 2nd half.

  193. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Yay Martin.

  194. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    It’s time to bring in Dickerson for defense anyway. So it made no sense to not pinch hit Nunez for Ibanez and then have Dickerson go in for defense. It’s funny how Nunez was allowed to cost them a game on defense but now can’t pinch hit. It makes no sense.

  195. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Arod, learn that!

  196. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    True Yankee Russ Martin !

  197. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Hi, Tabbert, thanks.

    How about that Canadian ! :)

  198. JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Russell! He’s been red hot.

    Leiter sung on stage with The Boss at the old Shea Stadium in 2003, where he infamously forgot the words to Rosalita. He did bang a mean tambourine however…..

  199. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    The much maligned Russell Martin continues to stay hot…..20 dingers big guy
    —————–
    Pat M, you were just laying in the weeds for that, weren’t you?

    Have you seen ‘Trouble with the Curve’ yet? If not, go see it, I think you will really like it.

  200. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Are we rooting for the Rays? Is that what’s going on?

  201. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Now, get the pen ready if Kuroda was to get in more trouble.

  202. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    Russell! He’s been red hot.

    Leiter sung on stage with The Boss at the old Shea Stadium in 2003, where he infamously forgot the words to Rosalita. He did bang a mean tambourine however…..
    —————-
    JM, thanks for the correction.

    I don’t know how anyone can forget the words to Rosalita-there are so many of them in rapid sequence you have to get at least some of them right (it’s one of my favorite songs but I couldn’t give you most of the lyrics without a screwup somewhere) :)

  203. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I want to see trouble with the curve….I’m sure I’ll be seeing Finding Nemo 3D instead.

    Jeter!

  204. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    H MG! – just kidding – Springsteen is one talented fellow ( not like Sting. :) Saw him at old Exhibition stadium – ’84 )

    His acoustic album, ” Nebraska “, rules !

  205. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    A J on the losing end of a possible No- NO

  206. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    what a beautiful swing by Ichiro

  207. joeman September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    need to play every game like a game 7….no part of a 1 game playoff

  208. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I will be very upset if the Yanks don’t resign Ichiro

  209. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Down goes Frasor…

  210. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    I want to see trouble with the curve….I’m sure I’ll be seeing Finding Nemo 3D instead.
    ——————–
    blake, take a 2 hour break from the blog and go see it-it takes place in Atlanta and mostly Asheville and you will really like the perspective from a baseball side…

  211. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Down goes Frasor…
    —————-
    Kay just stole your line :)

  212. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Down goes Frasor…
    —————-
    Kay just stole your line

    Actually, I stole his line. :) I should have put it in quotes.

  213. sunny615 September 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Yay Ichi!

  214. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    “blake, take a 2 hour break from the blog and go see it-it takes place in Atlanta and mostly Asheville and you will really like the perspective from a baseball side…”

    I’d love to…probably be rental for me though…don’t get to the movies much anymore….was it actually filmed at McCormick Field?

  215. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    from the Yankee perspective, if they wind up tied for the AL East, they actually have 2 consecutive 1 game playoffs.

    Even if they lose the AL East, they get the wild card game, most likely at home, and then 2 home games to start the ALDS.

    I don’t want either of these occurrences but it isn’t like it will be a one game elimination and they would have Andy lined up for the 1st of them.

  216. Bo knows September 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Well, I was cussing a blue streak. Now there’s really nothing to say other than a sigh of relief. Those two bad at bats were just mind numbing.

  217. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I’d love to…probably be rental for me though…don’t get to the movies much anymore….was it actually filmed at McCormick Field?
    ————————————-
    they used high school fields for the games in Asheville, I don’t know whether they were local or not but there was a street scene that looked like downtown Asheville.

  218. TheStraw September 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Yeah, Martin’s average seems almost insignificant now…

  219. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    If Kuroda stays in the game now, he’ll either turn it around and pitch better or give up some hits and walks.

  220. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    What am I watching right now??

  221. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Hats off to Frasor ( sincerely ) – a good guy who overcame 2 Tommy Johns.

  222. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Put me in the camp that DEFINITELY wants Ichiro back next year !!! 100 %

  223. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    How much of there is Justin Timberlake as a baseball player in that movie? I dunno that I could deal with Justin Timberlake as a baseball player….

  224. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Ichiro, maybe, depends on the cost. And they would have to replace Swisher’s production somehow.

  225. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “How much of there is Justin Timberlake as a baseball player in that movie? I dunno that I could deal with Justin Timberlake as a baseball player….”

    yea….that is a turn off…

  226. ricardo1020 September 28th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Wish Cano would cut out the nonchalant styling like on that pop out.

  227. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    The Nationals could be in serious trouble if they don’t win a game vs the cardinals this series. the lead over the braves will only be 3 games after tonight.

  228. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    “No laughing at the jays on my part. I honestly think they are better than the orioles. I mean… they lost their entire staff in one week! oh and that jose bautista guy is kind of a BIG deal. The blue Jays ( if healthy) will be very, very, dangerous.”

    Tabbert I have felt that way about the Jays from jump street and couldn’t agree with you more. This would have been a very different AL East if the Jays had remained healthy!

  229. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    How much of there is Justin Timberlake as a baseball player in that movie? I dunno that I could deal with Justin Timberlake as a baseball player….
    ————————
    zero, he’s an ex-baseball player who blew out his arm and is now a scout for the Red Sox and a wannabe broadcaster (who sounds really bad when he tries that, IMO).

  230. Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    MG…….I plan of seeing it this weekend for certain….I had wanted to see it last weekend but I just couldn’t coorodinate it with my son & daughter………NY Times gave it a real nice review as did most notable critics……..As for Martin, he’s been the whipping boy here whenever the club stumbles……Homer Bailey, was at one time right there with Phillip Hughes as the next great pitchers

  231. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Good job by Joey binder pulling Kuroda. Before you know it , it can be 7-4.

  232. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’d like Ichiro back if it’s for a year and if they can get value for Gardner or Granderson in a trade.

    I really don’t want Gardner, Granderson, and Ichiro as the outfield…..not much power on the corners and very left handed. If they could add a legit right hand hitting LFer then that’s different….

  233. ricardo1020 September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Wish Cano would cut out the nonchalant styling like on that pop out.

    It’s cost him and the team more than once this season.

  234. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Shame, Justin Tim was at that Toronto virus aid thing, prior before, Rush, AC/DC, and the Stones hit the stage! :)

  235. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    The Nationals could be in serious trouble if they don’t win a game vs the cardinals this series. the lead over the braves will only be 3 games after tonight.

    ———-

    I’d love to be in that kind of trouble :(

  236. Niblick September 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    A 5 1/3 inning ace.

  237. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Homer Bailey is pitching a no hitter for the Reds. It’s the beginning of the 9th inning.

  238. Bo knows September 28th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Whatever happens – good takeout by Girardi.

  239. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    blake, it was filmed in Georgia, they used Macon and some other locations in addition to Atlanta (Turner Field was in a few scenes).

  240. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Watching the end of Cincy. Two outs left.

  241. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    How much of there is Justin Timberlake as a baseball player in that movie? I dunno that I could deal with Justin Timberlake as a baseball player….
    ————————
    zero, he’s an ex-baseball player who blew out his arm and is now a scout for the Red Sox and a wannabe broadcaster (who sounds really bad when he tries that, IMO).

    —————–

    Lol, good to know!

    I’ve only seen two movies he’s been in where he hasn’t been terrible.. and in both he was playing a douche bag. So.. ya know.. maybe that’s his comfort zone.

    jmills – Crazy coincidence!

  242. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I actually thought coming into this year the Jays would be very near the top of the division.

    Without the injuries, they might have been.

    We had ‘em too, though.

  243. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Phelps is a good pitcher….

  244. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Trish, thanks – I’m always tweeking me Jays! :)

  245. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Always fun to watch a possible no-no. (except when it against the Yanks )

  246. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    “blake, it was filmed in Georgia, they used Macon and some other locations in addition to Atlanta (Turner Field was in a few scenes).”

    cool…I wanna see it.

  247. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I’d like Ichiro back if it’s for a year and if they can get value for Gardner or Granderson in a trade.

    I really don’t want Gardner, Granderson, and Ichiro as the outfield…..not much power on the corners and very left handed. If they could add a legit right hand hitting LFer then that’s different….

    —————-

    I think you could go with those three but you’d absolutely need to get another OFer that fills some holes. Ibanez back as a DH and 5th OF option (like Jones this season) wouldn’t be terrible… but you’d need a really solid #4 guy.

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    An attempted no hitter with a 1-0 score is the scariest thing of all.

  249. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    One out left…

  250. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Justin Upton, Granderson/Gardner, Ichiro would be a cool outfield.

  251. JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    MG,

    The funny thing about Leiter that night was he ran onstage and then when he looked out at the crowd, he just froze and looked terrified. He didn’t do much of anything until Bruce came over and kind of urged him on….It was pretty hilarious at the time.

  252. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    MG…….I plan of seeing it this weekend for certain….I had wanted to see it last weekend but I just couldn’t coorodinate it with my son & daughter………NY Times gave it a real nice review as did most notable critics…
    ————————
    Pat M, let me know what you think of it-the baseball scenes were pretty well done and mostly realistic, it actually looked like some of the actors had played the game.

  253. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Imagine being the first team to clinch and having one of your starters throwing a no hitter into the 9th. Pretty damned exciting all around.

  254. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    ” Jmills – crazy coincidence ”

    Yes, I know, but why wasn’t Sting there given the fact he had the honour of meeting my acquiantance ?

    :)

  255. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Shame-

    While I understand what you mean… I have to disagree in this situation. Of all playoff teams… the nats are the only teams going the wrong way. They have cooled off and are starting to play their worst ball in a while. They are not in a great place… in my opinion.

    Homer Bailey with a no hitter… LOL. Congrats!

  256. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Bailey time !

  257. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Just awesome!

    CONGRATS HOMER BAILEY!!!

  258. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    ” Acquaintance “

  259. blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Congrats to Homer Bailey

  260. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    blake September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Justin Upton, Granderson/Gardner, Ichiro would be a cool outfield.

    —————–

    Exactly the type of 4th OFer I was thinking of lol…

  261. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Home Run Baker! :)

  262. JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Congrats Homer Bailey! Wow

  263. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Angels making things very interesting out WEST!!

  264. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Tab – I was mostly just joshin ya.. I don’t follow the Nats much, I haven’t seen how they’ve been trending. But… with only 6 games left, a 3 game lead is still pretty nice.

  265. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Homer Bailey’s not hitter will be lost in the middle of all the crazy playoff races and college football tomorrow. LOL.

  266. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Shame-

    True. Annnnnd the braves just blew the lead. LOL. But… The nats have to play the cars this weekend and that lead could dwindle to one by the end of the weekend. But.. I am sure they find a way to clinch the east. The braves losing sure would help their cause!

  267. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Cano back up to .300 and Jeter appears almost safe to become the 1st. SS to hit .300 at his age since 1949 !!!

    We need Cano to raise his avg. more to make it easier to the fiinsh line.

  268. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I cheer for Kelly Johnson – definitely a viable player – tough year.

  269. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Living in texas… I can tell you that the rangers are not as good as they were last year. Their biggest problem as of late has been RISPFAIL. So… its not just the Yankees. That’s not to say they aren’t scary…. but they arent a lock to make it to the ALCS in my opinion. Honestly… If they happen to face the A’s in the ALDS… i think they will be eliminated. Heck.. they might not even win the west.

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Doubront threw a beauty last time out against the O’s. He had 11 Ks. Hopefully he can have a good game against them tomorrow.

  271. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    MG,

    The funny thing about Leiter that night was he ran onstage and then when he looked out at the crowd, he just froze and looked terrified. He didn’t do much of anything until Bruce came over and kind of urged him on….It was pretty hilarious at the time.
    ———————————
    that’s probably the same thing I would do lol

    here is the concert, Rosalita starts at 2:19: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N42UC2Q_EPE

    Leiter has a pretty good spot next to Patty…

  272. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I am assuming the A’s will sweep the Mariners.

    But.. Imagine if the Angels take 2 of 3 from the Rangers. The a’s would only trail the rangers the rangers in the west by 2 with the final series between the two being played in oakland. Even if the rangers win 2 of 3… the A’s could be in a spot where if they sweep the rangers they could tie them in the west.

  273. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Texas needs to be eliminated early if for no other reason than Ron Washington has handed away the ASGs he’s managed. AL will never see HFA as long as Washington is the manager of the AL team.

  274. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Just get there! Just think, the Cards eeked it out last year.

    Go Yanks, represent our division well!!!

  275. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I’m hoping the Angels don’t make it ! They have our number about as much as anyone !

  276. JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Yeah, you can’t really blame Leiter. I actually felt kinda sorry for him. Although he did kinda look goofy up there

  277. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t waste time worrying about who we will play. Every team in the playoffs is scary. I mean… do i want to play the tigers? no. Do i want to play the angels? no. Do i want to play rangers? no. LOL. The AL is loaded!

  278. MG September 28th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    JM September 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Yeah, you can’t really blame Leiter. I actually felt kinda sorry for him. Although he did kinda look goofy up there
    —————
    JM, were you at the concert? I have the You Tube Video running, Bruce’s manager, Jon Landau is playing guitar on Dancing in the Dark, the next song.

  279. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Okay….. Tampa really needs to start scoring for helickson . seriously… my dude gets no love! he is great.. but never gives me a lot of pts in fantasy because they hardly win when he pitches!!!

  280. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Mg – thanks for the video! The, ” Boss,” certainly knows what is going on- great guitar!!!

  281. Pat M. September 28th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Don’t want any part of the Anahiem Angels….None what so ever

  282. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    The tigers are down to the twins in the 7th! what on earth is going on in the Central?!?

  283. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Lind, you keep teasing! :)

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Tab, I think it’s called “isn’t it fun to be playing spoiler!”

  285. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    “The tigers are down to the twins in the 7th! what on earth is going on in the Central?!?”

    mediocrity mostly

  286. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Still don’t want the Tigers in the first round.

  287. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Bruce, Rush, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel,… Just keep putting out relevant music ( don’t forget, Sinead .)

    Keith Richards ain’t done yet!

  288. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Blake- Lol…. yup. Still hoping the Rays come back on the whitesox though.

  289. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Would you rather play the tigers in the first round OR

    Start the First two games of the ALDS without your Ace in oakland, baltimore, or LA?

    Can we just get a first round bye? Just skip right to the ALCS? Please.

  290. Shame Spencer September 28th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    This Ichiro quote is f*cking amazing, as all of his quotes are.

    I really hope this is the version of Ichiro we get for the playoff because he’s awesome.

  291. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    How many doubles does Ichiro have?

  292. mick September 28th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    not a fan of springsteen…

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

    Don’t the Rays owe us a favor for last year??

  294. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    that’s an awesome quote by Ichiro.

  295. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    Would you rather play the tigers in the first round OR

    Start the First two games of the ALDS without your Ace in oakland, baltimore, or LA?

    Can we just get a first round bye? Just skip right to the ALCS? Please.

    Why without our Ace?

  296. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Jack-

    If we were to be in that second scenerio…. CC would have had to pitched in that elimination game for us.

  297. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    It’s good to see that Arod can still muscle those inside fastballs all the way to 2nd base…

  298. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I wish the Yankees were in the central so they could win like 85 games and go straight to the ALDS

  299. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    6-1 Angels.

    Rangers about to lose 3 of their last 4 at home during this crucial homestand.

  300. CompassRosy September 28th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Tabbert says:
    September 28, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    I am assuming the A’s will sweep the Mariners.

    ~

    Currently, the season series is at 7-9 in favor of the A’s but, I wouldn’t assume a sweep.

    I’m in a bit of a quandary though, as I want the M’s to play spoiler but, to the Angels not the A’s….

  301. mick September 28th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    what did ichi have to say?

  302. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Tigers have tied it at two. Omar Infante with the 2 run homer. Wow… that trade has sure paid off in the final week. lol.

  303. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Mick, Springsteen is a poetful individual even if I thought he was talking about beer and cars. Shame on me, I was arrogant, as he is a very intelligent and caring person.

  304. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    couple innings from being a game back of best record and another game off the schedule for the O’s

  305. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Compass-

    The A’s just went trough one of the toughest road schedules known to man… and did well. Now they get to go home and face the mariners with no king felix during the series. I personally think they will sweep. That team is for real. In my opinion… the A’s are not some feel good story… they are for real.

  306. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    nice 2 out basehit with RISP for Cano against a lefty-he is hot once again and hopefully will carry it into the postseason.

  307. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    7-1 Angels!

  308. JM September 28th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    MG,

    Yes I was there that night. Remember it well. Well, somewhat well. ;)

  309. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Jack-

    If we were to be in that second scenerio…. CC would have had to pitched in that elimination game for us.

    Well I was thinking have the best record (or tied) and get to play whoever wins the WC.

    But in your scenario, CC probably would not pitch that game on 3 days rest (or shouldn’t), it would be Pettitte or Hughes.

  310. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Cano’s hand seems ok, hope it doesn’t get bad overnight.

  311. CompassRosy September 28th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Tabbert ~

    I don’t doubt the A’s are for real but, the M’s have played them and the Rangers well this year… just can’t beat the friggin’ Halos, so it would bring me much joy if they missed the post season all together.

  312. JM September 28th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    YankeesWFAN Well at least they can look forward to hockey season here…What?…Oh…nevermind.

    Now that’s cruel. :)

  313. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The playoffs are a crap shoot, but sometimes it’s better to play with those that aren’t so confident of beating you. ( Angels )

  314. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    JM September 28th, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    MG,

    Yes I was there that night. Remember it well. Well, somewhat well.
    ——————
    I saw him in SF a few months before that on the tour at PacBell Park…

  315. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    JM, have you ever been at a Rush concert? Go if you get chance, but unfortunately, they can’t play as loud as they used to litigation and all. One of the most exact bands of all time.

  316. LGY September 28th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I’d bring Ichiro back and also get a RF. With the way Joe uses the DH slot there’s plenty of PT for 4 OF if you don’t sign a dedicated DH. Same way they could have used Cespedes :evil:

    Ichiro, Granderson, Gritner, Upton. No Ibanez or Jones.

  317. umbrelladoc September 28th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    No complaints about Drob in the game? Couldnt mix and match with Joba, Rapada Eppley? Sori is rested.

  318. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Jack- Yea.. your right. Either way… I would much rather face the tigers than to be in a elimination game, and have to possibly face the A’s or orioles, or angels, with the first two games being on the road.

    Compas- Yea.. The Mariners have actually been a pretty tough out this second half of the season. But.. coco Crisp just hit a homer… When your hot… your hot. LOL

  319. JM September 28th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    jmills,

    I actually went to see Rush back in the late 1970s at the old Philly Spectrum. I guess I am showing my age. LOL. A friend of mine from high school was a huge fan and dragged me to the concert. I thought it was great!

  320. Jerkface September 28th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    What was Ichiro’s quote? Listened to this game on the radio while doing the Food & Festival

  321. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Sorry, ” get the chance.”

    Take a chance sorta like AbbA. :)

  322. igotid88 September 28th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Don’t understand why take Phelps out. Would like him stretched for a possible Tuesday start

  323. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Phelps wasn’t particularly good tonight and Robertson doesn’t have his good stuff either…

  324. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I have no complaints about Drob being in, nor do i want to worry about whom we bring back or dont bring back next season. Right now.. all i care about is the W. Lets win the east, lets get tex back, lets get into the playoffs hot, and then everything else will fall into place. I am at the point where i just want to enjoy every second of Yankee baseball i can. Normally i might question some stuff… but right now the season is almost over and i just want to enjoy watching this team as much as i can before the season ends. I have a love/ hate relationship with october. I love the playoffs… but that just means the season is almost over.

  325. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Cabrera may win a triple crown. Yaz was the last to do it.

    My question is who won a batting title in the 60′s with a .301 avg. ?

    Not a toughie for some on here, I know.

  326. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “What was Ichiro’s quote? Listened to this game on the radio while doing the Food & Festival”

    “This is a special time right now,’’ he said with excitement in his voice. “This is a special experience to play with Jeter and the Yankees. When I am an old man I will look back and say, ‘What an experience that was to be on this team.’ Before I die, I think I will remember this time and what a special time this is. That is what I envision what it will be like when I get close to dying.’’

  327. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Cabrera may win a triple crown. Yaz was the last to do it.

    My question is who won a batting title in the 60?s with a .301 avg. ?

    Not a toughie for some on here, I know.
    —————-
    Yaz…

  328. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Braun with a RBI double, steals third… then posey gets a triple and scores on via hunter pence.

    Man… i love my fantasy team.

  329. blake September 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....XK0uziG5EI

    link to Kernan’s column with the Ichiro quote

  330. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    JM – Rush always love playing Philly, despite I don’t care for Bobby Clarke :)

    Thanks for the Brucelinks, as I have almost all of his albums including, ” The River.”

    Thanks for the constant memories! Sorry if I was crass.

    Best!!!!

  331. JM September 28th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    jmills,

    you weren’t at all crass! yes, i was around for the Broad Street Bullies, as i grew up in NJ right outside philly…..those were some dirty teams. lol. rush was very big in philly back then

  332. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Cabrera may win a triple crown. Yaz was the last to do it.

    My question is who won a batting title in the 60?s with a .301 avg. ?

    Not a toughie for some on here, I know.
    —————-
    Yaz…

    —–

    As I said !

  333. LGY September 28th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    It would be huge if the Yankees can catch the Rangers. Since they hold the tiebreaker and their respective schedules one game back after tonight is very doable.

    Really do not want to see Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder aiming for the short porch.

  334. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Dickerson just keeps having good at bats.

  335. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    Cabrera may win a triple crown. Yaz was the last to do it.

    My question is who won a batting title in the 60?s with a .301 avg. ?

    Not a toughie for some on here, I know.
    —————-
    Yaz…

    —–

    As I said !
    —————
    A Yankee won the batting title with a .309 average, who knows that one?

  336. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    OT

    No wonder Fat Sloppy never tested positive! He had a little inside help.

    But seriously, E Chihuahua! What a mess this is.

    http://www.boston.com/2012/09/.....story.html

  337. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    LGY-

    I agree… but also disagree. LOL.

    I don’t know about having to possibly play the A’s or orioles and the first two games be on the road.

  338. umbrelladoc September 28th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    http://m.nypost.com/p/sports/y.....XK0uziG5EI

    “This is a special experience to play with Jeter and the Yankees. When I am an old man I will look back and say, ‘What an experience that was to be on this team.’ Before I die, I think I will remember this time and what a special time this is. That is what I envision what it will be like when I get close to dying.’’

  339. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    A Yankee won the batting title with a .309 average, who knows that one?

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

    That’s gotta go back to at least the 40′s, but I don’t know who it was.

  340. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    That blown game vs the twins really hurts right now.

    The Yanks have to win the next two games in canada.

  341. Jerkface September 28th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Great Ichiro quote. Though not as good as the one about Cleveland.

  342. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    MG, I was arrogant to put down, Bruce or Paul Simon. Its not as if I can rite a jingle :)

    ” Slip Sliding,” is beyond compare, as is , ” Born in the U.S.A. ”

    Sorry

  343. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    LGY-

    I agree… but also disagree. LOL.

    I don’t know about having to possibly play the A’s or orioles and the first two games be on the road.

    They could always ditch the division, win the WC play in game with Andy, then have the first two games at home with CC in game 1. :mrgreen:

  344. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Eppley time…

  345. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I once brought a pack of joints to a Rush concert.

    It was the Hold Your Fire tour. Don’t remember much more than that. :sad:

  346. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    MG, I was arrogant to put down, Bruce or Paul Simon. Its not as if I can rite a jingle

    ” Slip Sliding,” is beyond compare, as is , ” Born in the U.S.A. ”

    Sorry
    ———
    jmills, most of us were or are NY’ers, it takes a lot to piss us off…

  347. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    welp…. the Tigers are finding new ways to make this interesting. LOL.

    If the whitesox can keep the tigers lead to only 1 going into that final series… then wow.

    Tigers have to play at kansas city… which is no gimmie.

    Sox get three at home vs the indians.

    sometimes i wish there was a fast forward button to life. Can i just make it monday?

  348. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    MG, thanks. I was wrong!

  349. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Wah???

  350. Mordot11 September 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I’m so confused…

  351. 4 NYY September 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Eppley has been good against RH ‘ers.

  352. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    MG, thanks. I was wrong!
    ———————
    I’m a huge fan of both Bruce and Paul Simon and have seen each of them in concert many times.

    If you really want to appreciate Springsteen, go to You Tube and watch/listen to the 17 minute version of ‘Kitty’s Back’, I think you will be both surprised and impressed…

  353. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Not a big deal.

  354. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Trying to understand girardi is worse than doing drugs. It does great dame to my brain cells.

  355. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    is JTBG bringing in Soriano in this sport?

    I guess he needs the work, when was the last time he pitched?

  356. MG September 28th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    ‘spot’, not sport

  357. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    *Damage. See.. i already am losing the ability to spell.

  358. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Tab – he hasn’t been in, in over a week. Just wanted to get him back on the mound.

  359. jacksquat September 28th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I guess they feel he really needs to face a batter…

  360. Tabbert September 28th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Trisha-

    I know…but I am just having fun with it. I mean… someone has to be negative! right?

  361. TheStraw September 28th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Untuck?

  362. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    ” Kitty’s back ” – will look it up, thanks MG. ( Tell Rush to kick my as# )

  363. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Sorry, Tab, I thought you were being serious ha ha.

    :)

  364. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    MAGIC NUMBER = 4

  365. jmills September 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Trish! I was not fair to MG, and he gave me great music links to compensate for my stupid self! Hope you are swell, ..as always. :)

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