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Game 158: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (91-66)
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-3, 2.71)
Pettitte vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (69-88)
Brett Lawrie 3B
Rajai Davis LF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Yan Gomes 1B
Moises Sierra RF
Jeff Mathis C
Adeiny Hechavarria 2B
Anthony Gose LF

LHP Ricky Romero (9-14, 5.76)
Romero vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Warmer outside. Same inside.

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

MAGIC NUMBERS: To make the playoffs: 2. To win the American League East: 5.

STILL IN THE LINEUP: Robinson Cano has collected 10 hits in his last 16 at-bats over his last four games (all multi-hit affairs). He is batting .332 (67-for-202) with 16 doubles and 11 homers in day games this season.

PART OF THE CLUB: With Eric Chavez’s homer last night, the Yankees now have nine players with at least 15 home runs this season. It?marks the franchise’s most players with at least 15 homers in a single season and ties the Major League record (also the 2005 Indians and 2005 Rangers). The Yankees could set the all-time record. Andruw Jones currently has 14.

JOINING ANOTHER CLUB: Russell Martin hit his 20th home run of the season last night. That’s his single-season career high, and it makes him one of an all-time Major League single-season-high eight catchers in 2012 with at least 20 homers according to Elias.

UPDATE, 1:17 p.m.: Bases loaded with no outs, Cano hits a sac fly for an early Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Another sac fly for Granderson. Andruw Jones’ strikeout is the only unproductive out of the inning and it’s a 2-0 Yankees lead heading into the bottom of the first.

UPDATE, 1:28 p.m.: Solo homer by Davis is the first run Pettitte has allowed since coming off the disabled list.

UPDATE, 2:04 p.m.: Another strikeout for Jones. He’s really giving the Yankees nothing at this point. Nunez follows with a line out that seemed sure to be an RBI single. Still a 2-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 2:32 p.m.: No kidding, the Cano single was just ruled an error on the pitcher. That call has to be overturned, right?

UPDATE, 2:50 p.m.: That Davis hopper might have been heading foul, but Rodriguez tried to get the out at first, couldn’t do it, and the tying run scored. That’s how we got to 2-2 heading into the sixth.

UPDATE, 2:59 p.m.: Well, now Jeter’s at short and the Yankees have no utility infielder.

UPDATE, 3:02 p.m.: Given where he was playing, I’m not sure Cano could have gotten to first base in time for the Yankees to make a play on that bunt.

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m.: Pettitte’s out. Chamberlain is in. There are two outs and runners at the corners in the sixth. Meanwhile, Jeter is warming up at shortstop while Chamberlain throws his final warmup pitches on the mound.

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Chamberlain allows a go-ahead RBI double, and the Yankees get out of the inning only because the Blue Jays are horrific baserunners.

UPDATE, 3:41 p.m.: The throw beat Gardner, but he was definitely safe.

UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.: Steve Pearce has been claimed off waviers. … By the Orioles.

 
 

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484 Responses to “Game 158: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    IMO, unless Andy pitches really great, this will be a tough one. But, who knows anything for sure ?

    Go get ‘em Yankees !!!!!!!!

  2. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Lets get it on!!!
    Lets go Andy Eugene Petitte!!!
    Lets go Yanks!!!!!
    Score early & often!!!
    Put it on the Jays!!!

  3. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    El Capitan !

  4. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Atta boy, Jeet!!

  5. tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Let’s go. boys! Nunez and Jones two hits a piece, Andy goes seven strong.

    Way to start us off, Cap’n.

  6. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hey jackimir, how ya’ doin ? Need to win these games.

  7. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Go yankees… Going to play golf. I’ll be checking the scores periodically..

  8. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Ichiro needs to stay at the top..

  9. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    According to YES, the Yankees have won the last 7 games started by Romero against them in spite of some good pitching on his part.

    I like their chances today with Andy on the mound.

  10. russv001 September 29th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    So if yankees wins and Angels lose we are in?

  11. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Las Vegas—Connection–
    4NYY-How are you? Longtime , no hear!!! I hope all is well….

  12. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Some like to say that early season games aren’t so bad to lose, that there’s a long way to go, that they don’t count like the end of the season. Well, would we like to have a hand full of those early losses right now ?

    A homer in the first counts the same as in the 7th-9th.

  13. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Cano has to carry us somewhat.

  14. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Big chance for the Yankees to blow this game wide open early right here.

    Cano has been raking recently, can’t ask for a better guy at the plate.

  15. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    As long as I’ve been following the Yanks ( ’57 ) I think they almost have to be at or near the top in scoring in the first inn. the most times.

  16. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Good enough !

  17. Ghostwriter September 29th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I really like the way that this lineup looks with Ichiro at the top. If we get Tex back in time, the Yanks are going to be a very tough club to beat. Right now Tex’s absence weakens our defense in the infield and in right field as well..,

  18. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    When was the last time we saw a productive out from Grandy?! Solid work right there.

  19. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I wish Swisher was in the same boat as Ross as far as $$$ wanted. I like him better and think he does better in YS.

  20. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Goes has a rocket for an arm.

  21. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Grandy ripped that one, just right at Gose…

  22. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Shades of Roy White ! Sac flys.

  23. Pat M. September 29th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Yanks are much better with Ichiro hitting 2nd……

  24. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Shutdown inning, PLEASE ANDY….

  25. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Andruw – now on the Interstate.

  26. blake September 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Real nice start…..some situational hitting….shockes Jonesy Kd.

  27. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Pat M. September 29th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Yanks are much better with Ichiro hitting 2nd……
    ————
    Pat M, please send Girardi a binder filled with pages that just say that, thanks…

  28. blake September 29th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    “Yanks are much better with Ichiro hitting 2nd……”

    When he plays like he has the last month it makes a big difference in this offense….having another guy that can consistently hit their way on base is big.

  29. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I would have wanted Ichiro back next year even if he continued as he was in Seattle. ( as the 4th of’er )

    But, I really expected him to pick it up with Yanks. and boy has he !!!

  30. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Shutdown inning, PLEASE ANDY….
    —————-
    Andy isn’t giving up many runs against this team, he can expand the strike zone and let them get themselves out just the way Lawrie just did…

  31. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Damn, that guy hits us !

  32. Ghostwriter September 29th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I would have wanted Ichiro back next year even if he continued as he was in Seattle. ( as the 4th of’er )

    But, I really expected him to pick it up with Yanks. and boy has he !!!
    ==========

    He realy looks great to me. The speed, the arm, the range–it all seems to be there. I don’t understand how he could have been struggling for such an extended period–maybe he was hurt….

  33. blake September 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Sometimes great players out how to be great again….maybe Ichiro has.

  34. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Didn’t expect Andy to give it up so quick. Bats got to get back to work.

  35. blake September 29th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Davis is the Jays version of Ciriaco and Steven Drew.

  36. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    The Leiter curse.. No HR”s in 7 games!!!!!

  37. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I think what has always been such a strength with Andy is his confidence to do the job.

    Mentally, really tough. ( to go along with his ability to pitch )

  38. Ghostwriter September 29th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Didn’t expect Andy to give it up so quick. Bats got to get back to work.
    ——–

    Lucky break for the Jays. At least nobody was on base, and we still have the lead. Andy looks pretty sharp to me so far…

  39. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Still have the lead.

  40. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Andy has good stuff today, he just threw a bad pitch to Davis that was middle in.

    The two K’s have been on really good cutters down, he hasn’t had that pitch since coming back (until today).

    the Yankees need a few more runs, it shouldn’t be that hard with Romero on the mound and being hit hard (except for Jones’ predictable K).

  41. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Ghostwriter September 29th, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I would have wanted Ichiro back next year even if he continued as he was in Seattle. ( as the 4th of’er )

    But, I really expected him to pick it up with Yanks. and boy has he !!!
    ==========

    He realy looks great to me. The speed, the arm, the range–it all seems to be there. I don’t understand how he could have been struggling for such an extended period–maybe he was hurt….

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

    One thing that he does that I never noticed before is when he fields a ball ( fly or grounder ) he always touches the ball to his glove before throwing. Notice that ?

  42. blake September 29th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Pretend its 1-0 after 1….Ill take that. Andy looks good and Romero did not so far…..Granderson’s ball could have easily cleared the bases.

  43. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Add-on runs will be accepted.. Crooked numbers on the scoreboard..

  44. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    And Ichiro is very happy to be here ! Makes a difference.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    GO ANDY!!!
    GO YANKS!!!
    DON’T GO O’S!!!

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

    “So if yankees wins and Angels lose we are in?”

    russv001 – I’m really trying to get a handle on this with the 2 WC. I’ve asked the same kind of questions and haven’t really gotten a solid response.

    Hopefully someone here will have an answer, unless nobody really has any idea how to figure it with 2 WC.

  46. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Speed !

  47. tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Nunie legs one out, despite the stupid slide. He’s got a lot of “fast” in him.

  48. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Now I guess why Jason Nix wasn’t in there instead of Jones today-hip flexor injury.

  49. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    LGY – Agree… I’m pretty puzzled by the non-A line ups.

  50. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Again, speed !

  51. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Romero is awful today, the Yankees need to continue to pressure him…

  52. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Nunie!

  53. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    Nunie legs one out, despite the stupid slide. He’s got a lot of “fast” in him.

    =====

    And quickness too.

  54. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Wish ever inn. was the 1st. Yanks love it.

  55. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    There we go again. Man on second, no outs.

    Good thoughts, good thoughts.

  56. DONNYBROOK September 29th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Chalk up the goose egg that inning to Stewart. I fail to see why the Yanks traded for Stewart and demoted Cervelli. Cervelli is at Least the equal of Stewart.

  57. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Martin better catch the next 4 games to justify giving him a day off today.

    It’s one thing when the guy isn’t hitting, but Martin could have been in Jones’ spot in the 1st inning with runners on and maybe they get another one.

  58. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Martin better catch the next 4 games to justify giving him a day off today.

    —————

    I get the day game after a night game thing in June or July.. but this time of year?? It’s so puzzling. I could be alone on this, but at this point I don’t feel like anyone that won’t be seeing playing time in the PS should be starting.

  59. DONNYBROOK September 29th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Outta the gate, Pettitte is all over the place.

  60. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Sure would have been nice if the Yanks signed Hechevarria. He’s going to be a nice player. Just no room for home w Jeter.

  61. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Laz Diaz behind the plate tomorrow with Martin catching. Could be something to keep your eyes on… Diaz & Martin have a history….

  62. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Worried about Andy’s pitch count.

  63. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Cano busting down the line..

  64. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Swish looks like Batman w the eye black and shades.

  65. MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    MG September 29th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Martin better catch the next 4 games to justify giving him a day off today.

    —————

    I get the day game after a night game thing in June or July.. but this time of year?? It’s so puzzling. I could be alone on this, but at this point I don’t feel like anyone that won’t be seeing playing time in the PS should be starting.
    ———————-
    I agree completely, you are not alone…

  66. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Smiley Jones again in a big situation. Oh well. So much for that rally.

  67. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Andruw, grrrrrr

  68. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Alas, the Grandy Man can’t.

  69. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Curtis Granderson = Rob Deer

    Trade him in the offseason (34 years old in March 2014 so too old to give three or more years to and he won’t accept a year or two extension or contract.)

  70. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Yeah I don’t understand the “rest” thing when every game is the equivalent of a playoff game.

  71. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Crap.

  72. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    please take Jonesy out.

  73. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    bases loaded and no outs and nothing…..unreal.

  74. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Sigh. Bad luck there.

  75. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    How is it Jones gets into any more games? He is the best player Toronto has right now.

  76. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    how Jones can be in the lineup at a major league level is beyond me.

    He can’t hit, period.

  77. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    That was a joke.

  78. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Just terrible….The usual inning for the Yanks. Bases loaded and get nothing. Granderson and Jones back to back is an absolute joke. What in the world was Girardi thinking playing Jones today.

  79. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Jones does not deserve another at bat this year. He is lost up there.

    Nice play by Hechavarria. Nunez scalded that ball.

  80. tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Dickerson to right, this inning.
    That was truly demoralizing.

  81. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    They are going to rue their wasted opportunities.

  82. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Wait, we still have Nunez’ error that will cost us the game to witness.

  83. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Bases loaded. No outs.
    No runs. That’s a good way to lose games.

  84. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Nunez hit it hard at least and got robbed…..Jones has to put the ball in play there.

  85. yanks28 September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I’m afraid Andruw Jones is completely worthless, but it’s management’s fault for thinking he had anything left. Embarrassing.

  86. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    We’re gonna see Jones in the PS, aren’t we?…It makes me wanna cry but I feel like Joe will find a way to keep treating this like Little League and give everyone a chance to play.

  87. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Granderson gets a pass for this AB because he just missed hitting one out in the 1st inning.

    Jones gets no pass except the one that tells him to go home…

  88. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Except that the catcher position is one of the most physically demanding of all positions and you probably want your catcher to have that day off. He can always go in to pinch hit later in the game if necessary – I’m hoping that it won’t be necessary.

  89. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    yes….Dickerson should already be in the game for Jonesy….he should have started the game for Jonesy….

  90. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    If you have nothing nice to say about someone, aren’t we taught to keep our mouths shut?

    Well I have nothing nice to say about Smiley Jones. AAAArgh!!

  91. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I really can’t stand when Girardi plays his favorites over guys who actually deserve to be in the lineup. Playing Jones makes no sense. Especially against Romero when lefties hit him a lot better than rigthies. They should have like 7 runs on the board. I am sure they will regret that inning later in the game.

  92. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This team is incredibly pathetic. Nunez gets a pass, because he was robbed. Granderson and Jones are just absolutely awful at this point. Rally killers. Team killers. Just both putrid.

  93. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    “There’s only room for one gritty catcher on this team” *grrrrrrr* – Martin

  94. Boston Jim September 29th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    enough is enough with Jones

  95. tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Nice play, Stewie.
    Now let’s see you get a hit.

  96. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Should be about 6/7/8-1 right now. Game should be over. Andy should have a weight off his shoulders, and we could be looking towards Hughes for the 3-1 series win. Now, who knows.

  97. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Already after 3, 1 for 9 with RISP.

  98. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The Yanks have to figure out this Davis loser. They probably throw him too many fastballs. I tired of watching this 4th outfielder who is garbage beat them.

  99. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Jones better not be on the post season roster.

  100. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    What exactly does Smiley have hanging over Binder Boy’s head? Color me incredulous that he is on any ML roster, much less the Yankees!

  101. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I was hoping Romero might be hurt a little and they would bring in a rhp just so Jones would be replaced…

  102. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I get that earlier in the year Girardi was playing Jones to see what is there. Also hoping to get him going. But it obvious there is ntohing there. But when you are one of Girardi’s boys it doesn’t matter how bad you play. It’s inane.

  103. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    It just really would be nice to see Dickerson get some of Jones’ at bats. Dickerson made adjustments at AAA this year at hit both righties and lefties. He has hit in his handful of chances since the call up. Put him in, coach.

  104. tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I’ve seen enough of Andruw. I’ve defended him, mostly out of having watched him in his glory years. 400 homers and 10 Gold Gloves, those years. Time to go back to Curacao, Andruw. There’s a plane tonight you’ve got time to catch. Your Mama wants you home.

  105. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    what a pitch

  106. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    If we were in the middle of the season, I’d rest Martin plenty.. I would have probably rested him a lot during those early months when he was batting like .160.

    But he’s actually hitting well, and we’re batting for the division. Moves like putting Jones and Stewie in just reinforce this feeling that the Yanks would be happy to finish with the WC or even WC2 as long as it means they made the PS. They’re almost assuming the O’s can’t go win for win with them for these last 5 games. Two months ago I’d agree with that lol… but I feel like the O’s have proven they can hang.

  107. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    “It just really would be nice to see Dickerson get some of Jones’ at bats. ”

    especially when the starting pitcher is worse against LH hitters.

  108. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Still can’t believe it’s only 2-1. Unreal.

  109. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Jones plays because Joey Binder is married to the lefty-righty platoon. Even when half of it is worthless.

  110. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Stewart did a nice job of framing that last pitch which looked low.

  111. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    SSS but in the 23 games Dickerson has played this year this is his slash line: .333 /.467 /.833 /1.300

  112. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    what a pitch
    —————-
    Davis is the only Jay who has sniffed a hit so far, Andy is in complete control of the other 8 guys…

  113. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Gee, I wonder what Joe would do if they clinched the division and still had a shot at best record in the AL ? Hmmmm…let’s see. Joe is a jarhead, the right thing to do would be….. :-)

  114. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Well, at least now we’ll see Ibanez instead of Smiley. Although, I’d rather see Dickerson get a chance to play.

  115. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    the Yankees should crush this new pitcher…

  116. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Is Eddie Gaedel still alive? I’d pinch hit him for Smiley…at least he knew how to get on base.

  117. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Better argument yet… if they do carry Dickerson in the PS, which I think they should given having Ibanez and Jones on the bench is redundant (I’m rooting for Ibanez… and I hate the guy!!), and if they do act crazy and carry him…….

    Wouldn’t you want him getting more playing time?

    This is why I think Gardner in the PS is a pipe dream. If they plan to use him, I’d start sooner rather than later.

  118. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Jete seems to be rolling over on balls again lately.

  119. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Cano busting down the line..

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

    I’ve noticed that for a while now. He’s getting out of the box faster and running harder when he needs to. Getting his doubles a little easier.

  120. G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Can’t wait to see this place when Jones is on the post season roster and then when Girardi starts him.

    I hear he’s tight with Jeter & is popular in the clubhouse. I wonder if politics have any reason to do with the length of leash he’s getting as a Yankee.

  121. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    “Well, at least now we’ll see Ibanez instead of Smiley. Although, I’d rather see Dickerson get a chance to play.”

    Binder may have him bat lefty. He certainly couldn’t do any worse!

  122. Triple Short of a Cycle September 29th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Only team that can’t hit Romero

  123. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    The offense is a joke.

  124. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Can’t wait to see this place when Jones is on the post season roster and then when Girardi starts him.

    ————–

    I’m mentally preparing myself.

    I’m trying to decide which will torment me more: Jones starting in the OF or Jones starting as the DH lol.

  125. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    “Unreal” blake?

    This Yankees team is the 1992 Yankees BA and OBP wise with more homeruns and way more strikeouts.

    They’d be the 1992 Yankees record-wise if not for the pitching.

  126. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    We know how certain hitters are called professional hitters. To me, Pettitte is a professional pitcher. Always looks in command, even if he’s not. Kind of reminds me of a bigger version of Whitey Ford.

  127. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    G. Love-

    Can’t the team still bring players along who are not on the postseason roster?

  128. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I see no way Gardner gets on the postseason roster. How much has he played since getting off the Dl — a half inning. Much rather see Dickerson on the postseason roster. He can actually swing the bat. Gardner would be another Eddie Gaedel if he was forced to bat.

  129. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    I was hoping Romero might be hurt a little and they would bring in a rhp just so Jones would be replaced…

    Dreams do come true.

  130. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Here’s the thing with Andruw…he mashes against Boston.
    As frustrating as it is to watch him destroy easy scoring opportunities, maybe consider today his “get my timing” day so he can kill Lester in this final series.
    Trying to be optimistic through the frustration, especially since Pettitte has been so darned good.

  131. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Economical inning for Andy….

  132. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Think good thoughts, think good thoughts.

    Jones with veteran presents. Don’t mess with the clubhouse harmony. Men on, every inning. Nyet, nada, nichevo. Nyquil game.

    Think good thoughts.

  133. Chads Dog September 29th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Hey Trish,

    Andruw is looking good today, huh?

  134. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Nice inning for Andy. Will save us at least one inning from the atrocious middle relief guys. Yes, this means you Boonie.

  135. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    4NYY,

    I used the Pettitte and Ford comparison a while back.,bothmpitchnprettymmuchnthemsame. Pettitte probably doesn’t throw the emery board pitch as well. :)

  136. Andymelillo September 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    This is so repetive if they don’t hit homers they can’t manufacture runs girardi says that they are a homerun team that’s his exuse.yankees are pitifull with bases loaded.girardi won’t play dickenson an all he does hit.I’m so sick of jonese an ibanez

  137. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I would love to see Nunez at DH in the playoffs. I don’t care if a lefty or righty is on the mound. He can really hit and always puts the ball in play. Something that Granderson and Jones always fail to do.

  138. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Girardi will probably let Jones hit.

  139. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    World’s longest word.

  140. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    “This Yankees team is the 1992 Yankees BA and OBP wise with more homeruns and way more strikeouts.

    They’d be the 1992 Yankees record-wise if not for the pitching.”

    That is the most ridiculous baseball analysis I’ve ever seen. It’s like saying that if a Ferrari didn’t have a a Ferrari engine it would be a Yugo.

  141. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    “.I’m so sick of jonese an ibanez”

    Not a big Ibanez fan, but he’s Babe Ruth compared to Smiley.

  142. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    They have to take advantage of this situation. They can’t fail once again.

  143. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Shame I hear what you’re saying but I think it’s pretty standard to rest your catcher day after night, even at the end of the season, and even if you’re fighting for a playoff spot. (On the other hand, I understand what you’re saying about Russell’s hot bat. And with Diaz behind the dish tomorrow, maybe playing him tomorrow would have been prudent.)

    I don’t know what recovery time is for a catcher and whether having to go day after night causes too much lactic acid build up, or something.

    I just remember reading what a grueling position catcher is so maybe that day off is necessary.

  144. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    sacrifice and pinch hit.
    All the books say that.

  145. russv001 September 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    strikeout ruler is up…=(

  146. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    1992 Yankees: .261 / .328 / .406

    2012 Yankees (four games left after today): .261 / .334 / .449

    When you think about it, the only thing the 2012 Yankee offense has on the 1992 Yankee offense is a much, much better 2B-SS (Cano-Jeter vs. Kelly-Stankewicz who were so bad they combined for 6 less HR than JETER.)

  147. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Move the runners!

  148. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I predict that if Jones bats in this inning the LoHud server will be shut down by the sudden overflow of traffic…

  149. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Gardner, Suzuki, Swisher, S. Hairston 2013 OF – - – -

  150. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    4NYY,

    I used the Pettitte and Ford comparison a while back.,bothmpitchnprettymmuchnthemsame. Pettitte probably doesn’t throw the emery board pitch as well.

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

    Great minds…. you know.

    Whitey was my favorite. And that’s hard to say with so many others that were so good like Guidry.

  151. Against All Odds September 29th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Well now he’s out of the game

  152. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Grandy can’t hit lefties or righties. I wonder how he does off a tee.

  153. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    MG-

    Luckily, the servers are still running.

  154. russv001 September 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    “martin”esque 3rd hr would be nice

  155. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Got to gamble since Granderson couldn’t move both runners
    over. Steal second. Look at the book, Joe, not your binder,
    but the Traditional Boook.

  156. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Is that the third DP?

  157. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    this is comical at this point

  158. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Really?
    I guess we need some solo homers if we want runs.

  159. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    First two runners on. Nothing, once again.

  160. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Just ugly today – just feels more than usual the lack of hitting w/ RISP – afraid it will come back to bite them – particularly the failure of Granderson and Jones – - – -

  161. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Pathetic.

  162. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Good job. Let’s keep waiting for that 3-run homer.

  163. russv001 September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    unbelieveable

  164. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    This would be more painful if it wasn’t so predictable.

  165. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Ibanez managed to do something worse than Jones in that spot

    Not that I want Jones up there, of course…

  166. G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Yankee Trader,

    Jones can travel with the team and I guess be in uniform, but it would be a major slap to his ego/face to leave him off the roster. If he’s got a lot of friends in that clubhouse who are vets, Girardi won’t risk their wrath. It’s the only way I can explain the leash he’s been given. He looks injured, slow and can’t hit. I’m not exactly sure what’s keeping him in there other than his status on the team.

  167. Andymelillo September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Girardi could have use dickenson

  168. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Petite with 63 pitches. Could pitch 7 innings?

  169. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Granderson would be a great guy to have if there weren’t so many other similar hitters on the team like Teix and Swisher. I actually think Swish is a better hitter and is more valuable because of defensive versatility. Put me in the camp that would rather resign Swish and trade Grandy in the offseason.

  170. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Thank goodness they didn’t add an outfielder at the TD.

  171. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    trisha – Agreed it’s probably the prudent thing to do, but I think part of the issue I have with it is that this isn’t really the time for that. We could be in our final 8 games of the year (5 regular season, minimum 3 post season). He’ll be resting for a good long while pretty soon if we don’t put the pedal to the medal.

  172. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Blake-

    I’m not laughing! :(

  173. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Repeat ad nauseum

    Think good thoughts, think good thoughts.

    Ibanez with veteran presents. Don’t mess with the clubhouse harmony. Men on, every inning. Nyet, nada, nichevo. Nyquil game.

    Think good thoughts.

  174. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Jays will tie the game.

    Yankee offense stinks

  175. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Bet the jays don’t waste this opportunity.

  176. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    “Girardi could have use dickenson”

    Not so, due to binder blinders.

  177. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    “This Yankees team is the 1992 Yankees BA and OBP wise with more homeruns and way more strikeouts.

    They’d be the 1992 Yankees record-wise if not for the pitching.”

    That is the most ridiculous baseball analysis I’ve ever seen. It’s like saying that if a Ferrari didn’t have a a Ferrari engine it would be a Yugo.
    —————————–

    Hey stupid, again:

    1992 Yanks: .261 / .328 / .406

    2012 Yanks: .261 / .334 / .449

    Therefore the 2012 Yanks are hitting the same as the ’92 Yanks and getting on base only slightly more than the ’92 Yanks.

    The 43 extra points on the SLG can be attributed to Granderson’s 40 HR, Cano’s 30 HR, and Jeter’s 15 HR, more or less considering the ’92 Yanks got 10 HR from their CF Roberto Kelly, 7 HR from their 2B Pat Kelly, and only 2 HR from their SS Andy Stankiwiecz for a combined 20 HR from the CF/2B/SS (only 5 > 2012 Jeter and 65 < Granderson/Cano/Jeter.)

    But you keep living in denial thinking this team is better than the '92 squad because they hit way more homeruns because they have atypical power at 2B, CF, and one could even argue SS as who thought Jeter would've hit 15 HR this year?

  178. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh wait.. actually it would be less than 8 games if we have to play a one-off WC game…crap.

  179. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Granderson went both ways – think good thoughts. The Yankees season in a nutshell.

  180. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Hard to criticize Raul. He’s had some big hits lately, and will probably be valuable in the playoffs.

  181. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The offense is the reflection of a lack of investment since 2009. When you don’t sign free agents and don’t sign international talent, this is what happens.

    My guess is Hal is preparing this team for a sale. Reduce the number of long-term contracts, and it makes this a more attractive asset for a potential buyer. The thing is, you also cheapen the brand when u don’t spend to improve it.

  182. Against All Odds September 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Wow!!!!

  183. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    *Correction 19 HR from The Kellies and Stanky, only 4 > 2012 Jeter, 66 < Granderson/Cano/Jeter.

  184. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    gotta have the infield in here…

  185. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Yankee Trader,

    Jones can travel with the team and I guess be in uniform, but it would be a major slap to his ego/face to leave him off the roster. If he’s got a lot of friends in that clubhouse who are vets, Girardi won’t risk their wrath. It’s the only way I can explain the leash he’s been given. He looks injured, slow and can’t hit. I’m not exactly sure what’s keeping him in there other than his status on the team.

    —————

    Ridiculous but true.

  186. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Yay, Grandy, redeemed yourself on that one.

  187. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Okay I admit that I am babysitting my allergies today so am doing the best I can to focus on the game.

    Where did Shawn Hill come from? (Other than the bullpen). I remember him from years past but didn’t remember hearing his name recently. Are we his first this season?

  188. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Funny, their record says that they are least 15-20 wins better than the 1992 Yankees. 200 home runs are 200 home runs. But keep making your irrelevant point.

  189. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    that was a terrific play by Granderson…

  190. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Wow.

  191. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    But Ibanez could use a rest. Overswung on the last two at bats including last night.

    Veteran presents. Blech

    (Stole veteran presents from another site)

  192. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Alex should have gone home with that ball.

  193. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Pathetic

  194. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, bad play by ARod there.

  195. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Nothing like getting dinked and dunked to death.

  196. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Should be up 5-2 or 6-2 – - – -they are laying down a huge turkey here – - – -

  197. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    brain fart by Arod, what was he thinking?

  198. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Game on Girardi and Granderson so far – - – -

  199. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Brilliant.

  200. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Yeah, it was going foul, wasn’t it….

  201. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    don’t give in to him

  202. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Made up for it there.

  203. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Just a bad game so far – - – -

  204. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Shame, the most aggravating thing is that we shouldn’t even having to be talking about the need for Martin right now. So Romero has owned us. What about Hill? I am going to make an assumption that the bats will break through. It still shouldn’t be this hard. The logical me realizes that the Jays are playing spoiler and they are going to be up for doing whatever it takes. The allergied me is sick and tired of the whole damn thing.

  205. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Nice

  206. blake September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    it should be about 8-2 right now…..this offense is so frustrating

  207. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Lol
    Looks like they wanna wait jays take this game.

  208. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Yay Andy – Veteran presents

  209. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Really bad play by Arod. Now the bats better get back to work. Too bad they wasted 2 innings.

  210. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    amazing how the Jays can get the guy home from third with 2 outs – and then the Yanks cannot get the runner in from third with no outs – - – -

  211. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Andy deserves a better fate than this tie score.

  212. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Cashman needs to tell Girardi Jones will not be on a post season roster. Problem solved.

  213. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    great the pitcher Stewart bats this inning – if Nunez does not get on Jeter comes up with two outs – - –

  214. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Boy, turn on Alex, why don’t you.

    Second guessing one of the top baseball players in baseball history. Okay.

  215. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    The Steins really should forget about 189. They can calculate the money they would have saved by reaching 189 and take that amount out of Hank’s trust fund. He was responsible for the ARod signing.

  216. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    trisha – Agreed. Martin or Dickerson shouldn’t be considered difference makers and we should have a bigger lead in the playoff race right now… I just hope we’re not losing by the 8th! As long as we’re still tied or winning by then ..well.. that’d be preferable.

  217. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Gose goes

  218. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, great catch by Gose.

  219. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    inning basically over now – why Joe did not bat Nunez before Jones i have no frickin clue – Andy needs to hold them in the bottom of the sixth – - – -

  220. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    One team looks like a playoff contender and it’s not the Yankees.

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    “Andy deserves a better fate than this tie score.”

    Hopefully that’s going to happen.

    Gose. sigh

  222. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Boy, Nunie ripped it the last two at bats.

  223. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    bad bad bounce back inning here – doomed really from the start with Stewart batting – - -

  224. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Way to get the run back – - – -

  225. Ken Phelps September 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Someone explain the need for A. Jones…..I don’t get that one

  226. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I hate to be pessimistic but this is the type of game they have lost all year.

  227. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Craptastic inning.

  228. Ken Phelps September 29th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Jones and grandeson back to back is like two automatic outs in a row

  229. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    As someone mentioned before – Jeter rolling over again.

  230. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    It’s another “Score early and then waste chances while the other team pulls ahead” type of game. This script has become really old.

  231. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    You know austin, I disagree. I’ve seen them win their share of games like this, this year. But you know what? Why should it have to come to this? Why should we have to wait ’til the later innings for the bats to get the job done. After a while that loses its intrigue and excitement.

  232. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Do you thing the team looks at the line up pregame and sees people like Jones at the bat and Nunez in thr field and just figures. we can’t win?
    They are not playing with any type of urgency….AND THEY REALLY NEED TO!!!!

  233. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    As someone mentioned before – Jeter rolling over again.
    ——————————————-

    He’s playing hurt. It’s probably worse than he lets on knowing his past history.

  234. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    One team looks like a playoff contender and it’s not the Yankees.

    ********

    The Morrow game really convinced me of it – I was already reeling from the Twins fiasco on Tuesday night. This game is gone – they failed to score in the early innings and now it will come back to bit them as it always seems to do. They will lose this game, win tomorrow and go back to YS in a tie w/ the Orioles. It will come down to how well the Rays play the Os if they have anything left to play for. I think C.C. can win Monday – but games two and three of the Sox series – especially game two with Lester who has deflated us the last two times – Yanks will be in the on game playoff and they really only have themselves to blame – - – -

  235. MG September 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    I hate to be pessimistic but this is the type of game they have lost all year.
    ————————
    Unfortunately I agree with you, they should be way ahead by now.

    Andy just needs a shutdown inning and the middle of the order is up in the 7th…

  236. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    We just lost the DH because Joe make a mistake when he made the line up…?

  237. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Now Joe benches a guy who just missed two extra base hits.

  238. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Go get them tomorrow – one game playoff against the As – here we come – - – -

  239. Ken Phelps September 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    “Mr. Hustle”

  240. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Plain awful

  241. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    And the wheels come off further – - – -

  242. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    @yagottagotomo

    Two starters in history have had a season over 80 IP where K/9 >8, BB/9 125: Shields in 2010, Nova in 2012. Odd year

    LGY you posted this tweet but left out everything after BB/9 and everything before 125, so it was confusing here it is again. I was looking at it for like 5 minutes trying to figure out why a K/9 > 8 and BB/9 125 meant an odd year.

    Now for a stat for this game: Yankees are 2 for 11 with RISP, both hits did not score a run. Thats from RAB.

  243. tomingeorgia September 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Nunez hit the two hardest it balls the Yankees have dad. Time to sit him? By what reasoning?

  244. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    what just happened with Nunez?

    I don’t believe the Kay rationale with taking him out for defensive purposes, it’s the 6th inning of a tie game and Nunez has stung the ball today…

  245. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Take out the guy who can swing a bat. Good idea.

  246. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Watch as the Jays show how it is done driving in baserunners with no outs – - – -

  247. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Yet another clinic on how to advance runners

  248. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Funny, their record says that they are least 15-20 wins better than the 1992 Yankees. 200 home runs are 200 home runs. But keep making your irrelevant point.

    ——————-

    Yeah, they’re 15 wins better than the ’92 Yanks right now because of their pitching, but you keep omitting that point.

    I wasn’t talking about the ’92 Yanks as a whole vs. the ’12 Yanks as a whole, I was talking about the ’92 Yanks offense vs. the ’12 Yanks offense statistically, stats don’t lie, and learn to read. Of course the ’12 Yanks are better as a whole, my point you obviously missed is the ’12 Yanks offense is identical in BA and almost identical in OBP as the ’92 Yanks and that is alarming not only for this year but for next as everyone including Jeter, Teixiera, Granderson, and Rodriguez (the senior members of the starting nine under control) will be older and I doubt Ibanez will return and if he does smack another 18 HR. What have people been grousing about the most this year, the Yanks pitching or the Yanks hitting? The hitting. The RISPBA has been brought up constantly all year, get back to me with a stretch of writers bemoaning the ERA and BB.

    Yeah, everyone is grousing over the offense because it’s hitting like the ’92 team BA and OBP wise. Maybe if you started following the Yanks that year or before that (in my case before that – try 1982), you’d understand where I’m coming from. I’ve seen several offenses like this before – they’re called the 1989-92 Yankees, and the only reason why this year’s offense gets a pass is the pitching and the homeruns (more specifically atypical HR production at 2B, SS, and CF.)

    200 HR is 200 HR, right, and 200 HR might result in no more season after a loss of a one-game playoff, but you keep singing the gospel of 200 or more HR like it means something when it could mean nothing as cruelly as four solo shots for the Yanks in a 5-4 loss to the As cuz they couldn’t put three hits in a row together for a run without the homerun, or score without the homerun in any way period.

    I’ll take a 1996 Yankees slashline over .261 / .328 / .449 any day of the week.

  249. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Cano was shifted almost all the way over to the 2B bag.

  250. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Poor Andy. Thank God he’s a pro.

  251. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Why did we lose the DH? We only have 1 backup IFer why would you put Nunez in the field if your intention is to remove him after 5 innings?

  252. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Is this the inning?

  253. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    DavidWaldstein So, Nunez is out of the game (no announcement why yet) and Jeter has moved to short. Pettitte now moves into Nunez’s spot and there’s no DH

  254. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Let them play small ball…we’ll wait for the 5 run homer!

  255. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    And here comes the rally making us really lament lost opportunities.

  256. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Nunez better be injured or it’s a stupid move. If you don’t trust him then don’t start him in the first place.

  257. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Leiter & Kay are abominable. They are hard to listen to. No excitement and dull…

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    If anyone can get out of this jam, Andy can.

  259. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Joe buckling under the pressure?

  260. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Let’s relax before conceding the division to the Orioles.

    This game is still tied and the Orioles haven’t even started their game yet.

  261. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Can’t believe Escobar didn’t tag up!

  262. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    i like leaving Andy in here.

  263. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve never been a Girardi fan but I think I hate him even more now. Losing the DH in the 6th? With his matchup crazy pitching changes this team is going to have zero bench left.

  264. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Frickin amazing – - -

  265. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Girardi manages Jones like this is game 50 and manages Nunez like it’s game 162. Show some consistency.

  266. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    OH MY GOD GRANDY!

    Every time you see Grandy hit at air, try to remember that catch.

  267. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Nice play Grandy. That’s a big one.

  268. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    “i like leaving Andy in here.”

    I did too…

  269. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    The Grandyman can! (Field, at least)

  270. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    LGY you posted this tweet but left out everything after BB/9 and everything before 125, so it was confusing here it is again. I was looking at it for like 5 minutes trying to figure out why a K/9 > 8 and BB/9 125 meant an odd year.

    ——–

    My bad dude. Thanks for posting the full tweet.

  271. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    OH MY GOD GRANDY!

    Every time you see Grandy hit at air, try to remember that catch.
    *****

    It was a wonderful run down – that being said – Granderson has to do more than pop up with bases loaded and no outs – – - -

  272. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    that was a great play by Granderson, may be a game saver…

  273. Bo knows September 29th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Well, Grandy messed up Mathis’ last double so it was only just.

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    COME ON JOBA!

    I trust Joba.

  275. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Come on Joba – - – -

  276. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Oh wait, you didn’t post the full tweet. Here it is

    Bloggie McBlogger@yagottagotomo
    Two starters in history have had a season over 80 IP where K/9 >8, BB/9 125: Shields in 2010, Nova in 2012. Odd year

  277. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I would take the 1996 roster, too, over this one. But that’s not what we have. If you want to assign blame for that, put it on Cashman for not acquiring contact hitters and Girardi for not playing the few that he has on the bench. But you have to play with the hand you are dealt, and considering the all or nothing nature of this offense, 91 wins is nothing to sneeze at. And it’s not all because of the pitching, because they have had their share of hiccups too.

  278. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    :(

  279. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Game – thanks Joba – - – -

  280. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    lmao its the bracket symbols, we’re both f’ing it up.

  281. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Joba’s never been great with runner inherited…. hopefully he can get this 1 out here.

  282. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Gomes bad base running may have saved us this game.

  283. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Nice shutdown, Joba

  284. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Two starters in history have had a season over 80 IP where K/9 >8, BB/9 less than 3 and an OPS+ against over 125: Shields in 2010, Nova in 2012. Odd year

    There is the full tweet PARAPHRASED

  285. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Great job by Ichiro and Swish.

  286. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Like I just posted, Joba just has never done a great job at coming in and stranding runners. Even when he was at his peak. I don’t understand bringing him in there.

  287. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    And there it is…better find some offense. Fast.

  288. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    WTF, it cutting off part of the tweet when I post it.

    @yagottagotomo: Two starters in history have had a season over 80 IP where K/9 >8, BB/9 125: Shields in 2010, Nova in 2012. Odd year

  289. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    nice pitching, Chamberlain, another inherited run you allowed, you turkey.

  290. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Joba just has never done a great job at coming in and stranding runners. Even when he was at his peak.


    He stranded inherited runners at a rate above league average every season except this one.

  291. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    :mad: :mad: :mad:

  292. RMS September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    If Yankees lose, this game is on the putrid hitting with RISP. Same old story.

  293. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    There is the full tweet PARAPHRASED

    ——-

    Thank you!

  294. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    A million wasted chances for the Yanks. Now we’re reduced to rooting for the sawx tonight. Pitiful.

  295. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Oh Joe… Girardi again on business of losing games.

  296. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    The gun out at third us about the first inherited runner not to score off Joba.

  297. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    To Joba’s defense, he was jobbed on that second pitch. This ump has been calling low strikes all day. That second pitch should have been a strike, setting up an 0-2 slider. Joba’s had to come back with the fastball at 1-1, and it was hit.

  298. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Give me some offense, PLEASE!!!!!!

  299. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    Joba just has never done a great job at coming in and stranding runners. Even when he was at his peak.


    He stranded inherited runners at a rate above league average every season except this one.
    —————————————————

    League average is balanced out by a lot of scrubs also. For a guy who pitches in the late innings and was dominant at one time, it just never feels like he’s as good when he comes in with guys on.

  300. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Let’s see some small ball. Got to get Ichiro to score.

  301. Ken Phelps September 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    RMS September 29th, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    If Yankees lose, this game is on the putrid hitting with RISP. Same old story
    ________
    How many times have we posted this this year. THey are really sad in runners in scoring p…

  302. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Hooray! Only down by one when they should be up by five!

  303. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    This game is the most frustrating game I’ve watched all season. Not worst game, most FRUSTRATING.

  304. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Lineup has been putrid scoring, but this was a terrible lineup from the beginning of the day. Jones? Really…?

  305. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Brappy — If you’ve been watching, you’ve seen this game many times. It’s nothing new.

  306. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Why has Ichiro not stolen yet?

  307. RSM September 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Anyone who wants to easily beat the Yankees, just walk the bases loaded every inning.

  308. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I know ZMANINSJ but at this point in the season, with this much on the line, and the magnitude of this game, it takes the cake.

  309. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Too close to take.

  310. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    A-Rod is a freaking black hole

  311. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Wow ! Arod can’t catch up to that.. he had 3 very hittable pitches! Wow. That’s is not a good sign.

  312. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    League average is balanced out by a lot of scrubs also. For a guy who pitches in the late innings and was dominant at one time, it just never feels like he’s as good when he comes in with guys on.

    Its the average, and just so you know Mariano Rivera & David Robertson are both worse than the league average.

  313. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    ARod sucks.

  314. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    OK so Arod is not hitting for power so he is not hitting a home run here. Is there a good reason why Ichiro is still standing on first base?

  315. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Did anyone really expect arod would get a hit in his last ab?

  316. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    A-Rod is not only not hitting for power. He’s not hitting period.

  317. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Inherited Runners is basically a flukey stat, find a large group of elite relievers that consistently is as good as you think. Which is what? 2 standard deviations away from league average? 3?

  318. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    League average is balanced out by a lot of scrubs also. For a guy who pitches in the late innings and was dominant at one time, it just never feels like he’s as good when he comes in with guys on.

    Its the average, and just so you know Mariano Rivera & David Robertson are both worse than the league average.
    —————————————————–

    Robertson surprises me since he was so good at getting out of jams. Rivera doesn’t totally even with as good as he is. League average isn’t what I look at for good players. Averages (outside of an individual average like batting) are faulty because extreme rates skew them.

  319. RMS September 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Alex looks old. He seems to have lost his power and hits lots of ground balls when he isn’t swinging and missing. Don’t know if he is hurting or just aging.

  320. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Only positive of this terrible end to the season is that maybe it can get Girardi fired (unless we win a World Series) – that would be an excellent thing

  321. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    There goes that…

  322. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This team is such a complete joke.

  323. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Averages (outside of an individual average like batting)


    How does this make sense? Inherited Runner Scoring% is also an individual average. Batting average is both brought down by the hitters that suck (like pitchers) and raised by the outlier guys like McCutchen, Melky, Mauer, etc. Thats why its an average.

    I’m telling you, I already looked over this the other day and I couldn’t find an ‘elite’ reliever with a strong history of limiting inherited runners.

    Famous Scot Shields was not good at it.

  324. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Inherited Runners is basically a flukey stat, find a large group of elite relievers that consistently is as good as you think. Which is what? 2 standard deviations away from league average? 3?
    ——————————————

    I agree. A guy who is elite (like Rivera) is probably only going to come into the middle of an inning if it’s a significant jam (i.e. bases loaded 1 out or something similar). Obviously it’s easier to strand a runner on 1st with 2 outs than 2nd and 3rd 1 out. Doesn’t really make sense just looking at percentages.

  325. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    :(

    Might have been 1st and 3rd with one out.

  326. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Ichiro on second with that base hit and it’s 3-3. It is not a tough game to figure out. See the ball , hit the ball.
    I am feeling ill.

  327. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    A week or two ago I took solace in the fact that the Yanks had the easiest schedule down the stretch…not so much anymore.

  328. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Averages (outside of an individual average like batting)


    How does this make sense? Inherited Runner Scoring% is also an individual average. Batting average is both brought down by the hitters that suck (like pitchers) and raised by the outlier guys like McCutchen, Melky, Mauer, etc. Thats why its an average.

    I’m telling you, I already looked over this the other day and I couldn’t find an ‘elite’ reliever with a strong history of limiting inherited runners.

    Famous Scot Shields was not good at it.
    ————————————————-

    I’m talking about comparing averages across multiple players and the league…. I don’t think we are on the same page here.

  329. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    1st and 3rd and then Swisher pops out to shallow right. Ichiro took some of the pain out of the inning.

  330. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Offense sucks ass.

  331. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Michael Kay is a buffoon. “Tough play”. What game is he watching?

  332. Cashmoney September 29th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Offense sucks ass.
    —–
    Cash needs to change the core of the this offense. tex and rod excluded due to assumptions of you can’t get rid of those contracts.

  333. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    This whole team should be mortified at this game. I feel for Jeter and Andy who don’t have many years left

  334. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    How much has Ichiro helped this club ? What is his value so far ? I know he’s batting .324 (not counting today) since joining the team, even aside from the fact that a dumby stuffed him in the 8th spot for two months.. *hand to forehead* .

    Cano would’ve made an out, Ichiro got thrown out to give Cano a hit since he only can with nobody on.

    Ugh!

  335. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I thought A-Rod looked pretty good right before he got hurt and the first couple games once he came back…. Since then he just looks way off.

  336. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Lawrie’s head is going to explode.

  337. Ken Phelps September 29th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    If ichiro does not get throw out stealing…someone would have hit into a double play anyway…

  338. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    ‘I thought A-Rod looked pretty good right before he got hurt and the first couple games once he came back…. Since then he just looks way off.”

    Since then his performance has been positively Jonesian.

  339. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Joba’s going to make an impact this postseason. He looks like he’s much stronger…. great to have another power arm in the ‘pen.

  340. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    That’s what I thought he was going to do the inning before. But he hadn’t pitched in 5 days. I can’t blame Joba.

  341. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    A-rod has looked terrible at bat and in the field. Chavy should be playing third.

  342. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I’m talking about comparing averages across multiple players and the league…. I don’t think we are on the same page here.

    What does this mean? You can compare anything that has is tracked and has an average. Look the game keeps track of Inherited Runners Scoring%. The league average this year is 29%. I think that is pretty consistent over the years. I’m asking you what do you think is a good rate for an elite reliever? Should it be twice as good as league average? Three times as good as league average? You’re not going to find that elite relievers are consistently as good as you seem to want to believe.

    With a league average that hovers between 28-30 Joba was at 0%, 20%, 24%, 20% for the years prior to this one.
    Mike Adams, who is a very good reliever, has a career 40% rate.

  343. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Had to leave for a while. I see where Joba allowed an inherited runner to score, something that he is allowing now > 50% of the time.

    Ichiro needed to get that stolen base when Lincoln was on the mound against A-Rod.

    Team still going to the playoffs but might very well need a playoff game next Thursday to see if they go in as a WC or Division winner.

    Team is so inconsistent.

  344. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Joba needs more work. He is still rusty from the injury time off. Don’t know about the rest of this year. but next year should be huge for Joba.

  345. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Yep. Joba pitched just well enough to lose the game.

  346. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    “Joba’s going to make an impact this postseason. He looks like he’s much stronger…. great to have another power arm in the ‘pen.’

    The way things are going, the postseason is gonna consist of one game!

  347. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I know it’s whack but I still think we’re going to pull this out. And it certainly isn’t based on anything I’ve seen today or my usual sunny optimism.

  348. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Can we make it 1-57?? Please.

  349. NYY fan in NH September 29th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Granderson with his 5,000 K this season…

  350. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Curtis Granderson couldn’t get off this team soon enough. He is incredibly difficult to watch. A speedy Adam Dunn. A slightly better outfield version of Mark Reynolds. He is not good.

  351. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I would take the 1996 roster, too, over this one. But that’s not what we have. If you want to assign blame for that, put it on Cashman for not acquiring contact hitters and Girardi for not playing the few that he has on the bench. But you have to play with the hand you are dealt, and considering the all or nothing nature of this offense, 91 wins is nothing to sneeze at. And it’s not all because of the pitching, because they have had their share of hiccups too.

    ————————————————-

    91 wins is crap with the talent they have and considering the talent on this team vs. the talent on the ’92 team.

    It’s not all the pitching, but it is most definitely that way more than the hitting. Where would the 2012 Yanks be without the front four of Sabathia/Kuroda/Pettitte/Hughes and when they were good Nova and Garcia? Fighting for last place with the Red Sox and Toronto.

    Yes, this team is an all or nothing offense, but it’s also a bad Yankees-era team in terms of BA and OBP, and again, stats don’t lie. They need to get back to offenses like they had in their championship years: more BA and OBP even if it means less SLG.

  352. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I wonder if the Vanguard anime trading card game really has a lot of overlap with baseball fans.

  353. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    The Grandyman can…whiff with the best of them!

  354. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Amazing AB by Granderson there.
    His popup fail with the bases loaded and no outs is now feeling more like a piece of his all or nothing trend.

  355. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    With a league average that hovers between 28-30 Joba was at 0%, 20%, 24%, 20% for the years prior to this one.
    ——————————————————————

    Except for his very first 2 months, he’s been slightly better than league average. I made the point that I want my elite reliever to be much better than league average. You said that no elite relievers are great at it and it’s a stupid stat. I agreed. I don’t know why you are still trying to argue about something that’s not there.

  356. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    JF-

    What % inherited runners were scoring off Joba this year. Last stats thru Sunday’s USA Sports Weekly had 12 od 22 inherited runners scoring off him.

  357. krs September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Jays are doing all they can to give away the game but yanks won’t take it.

  358. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Ibanez leads the Yanks in one category — taking out opposing fielders. Jerkface, is there a stat for that?

  359. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Erson strikes out again. Yes, Erson, because there is nothing “grand” about him anymore…

  360. krs September 29th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    this is sickening

  361. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Holding Jays to 3 should be enough to win the game. This one’s on the offense and Joe…

  362. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Had to leave for a while. I see where Joba allowed an inherited runner to score, something that he is allowing now > 50% of the time.
    ————————————————–

    thank you. this was my whole point.

  363. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Raul lucked out after hesitating at the plate.

  364. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    this game isn’t over but if they lose today it’s much worse than the loss on Friday and even worse than the loss in Minnesota, this is a game they should be up by 5 runs or more.

  365. russv001 September 29th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    horribly managed game

  366. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The “Boone Logan” screwjob will loom large if we lose today.

  367. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    the loss was on Thursday, of course…

  368. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Gardner has the worst base stealing instincts.

  369. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Wow terrible call

  370. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    thank you. this was my whole point.

    No your whole point was that he was ALWAYS bad at it. Which is incorrect. He has only been bad this season, which is understandable given his return from injury.

  371. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Unbelievable.

  372. NYY fan in NH September 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Still don’t trust this team at all. All or nothing offense against shoddy pitching. Wait til they face number 1 starters in the playoffs..Redsox won’t help tonight as they have tanked. They will fight the Yanks til the very end though..

  373. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    These umps are bad way too often, so absurd.

  374. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    NFL replacement official ?

  375. ricardo1020 September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    At least Binder came out of his coma.

  376. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Safe.

  377. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    They suck, deserve to lose.
    Div is gone, for sure.

  378. G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    You can’t beat the Jays & the Twins this week with this much on the line, you don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.

    It’s like I said last year, if you can’t beat Doug Fister then you don’t deserve a title.

    If this leads to a 1 game playoff, so be it.

    And pretending the offense is fine is height of arrogance. It’s not fine. Over half our lineup poops themselves if a pitcher has any pitch other than a fastball.

    This is the worst Yankee offense in a very very long time. Stats may not back that up, but just watching them day in day out tells more than the numbers.

  379. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Russell Martin was on deck to pinch hit.

    I guess Joe finally realized this is kind of an important game.

  380. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Let’s all say this together with Kay: “Another tough loss for the Yankees.”

  381. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    TheStraw, that is his weakness no doubt. I mean with his speed he should have crazy SB numbers. I’ve noticed that he doesn’t have good instincts and that’s a big problem when you have someone with his speed.. Sure he was safe there due to the hop, but the ball beat him by a mile !

  382. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    If this is Girardi’s tune-up for the postseason, we should be very, very afraid.

  383. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Except for his very first 2 months, he’s been slightly better than league average. I made the point that I want my elite reliever to be much better than league average. You said that no elite relievers are great at it and it’s a stupid stat. I agreed. I don’t know why you are still trying to argue about something that’s not there.

    So you agree that your original point (elite relievers should be way better than league average) is incorrect? Because it seems like you are just saying the methodology of the stat is flawed, not your opinion, which is what I’m suggesting is flawed.

    You can get relievers that consistently beat the league average, just not ‘much better than league average’.

  384. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t think Raul hesitated. He swings so hard that his body is off balance when he completes his swing. That makes him slow out of the box. As far as I can tell, he always hustles.

  385. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Joba didn’t lose this game. The lack of offense has lost this game.

  386. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    thank you. this was my whole point.

    No your whole point was that he was ALWAYS bad at it. Which is incorrect. He has only been bad this season, which is understandable given his return from injury.
    ————————————————

    Nope, I said “he’s never been great”…. which he hasn’t been outside of his ’07. He’s been slightly above league average as you showed the previous 3 years and terrible this year. Thus, “never great”. “Never great” does not = “Always bad”

  387. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Nope, I said “he’s never been great”…. which he hasn’t been outside of his ’07. He’s been slightly above league average as you showed the previous 3 years and terrible this year. Thus, “never great”. “Never great” does not = “Always bad”

    But no one is consistently ‘great’ at that stat, so being below league average, 2 seasons by 10% and 1 season by 30% is infact GREAT.

  388. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Losing to a last place team. Awesome.

  389. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    What relievers do with inherited runners changes from year to year, just like batting averages.

    D-Rob was good at getting out of his own messes quite well. But, not as good with inherited runners, as I recall.

  390. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I can’t believe there are actually human beings that don’t want expanded replay in MLB.

  391. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    You need to change your view of great, because no relievers will fit your definition of it.

  392. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Let’s all say this together with Kay: “Another tough loss for the Yankees.”
    Xxxxxxxxxx

    Only after he says, “Do the Yanks have a rally in their bones?”

    I’ll answer that question. Yes, the Yanks have a rally in their bones today.

  393. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Boone Procter coming in…

  394. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    What the hell is Girardi doing having Gardner steal second down a run in the bottom of the eighth with a .283 hitter at the plate? Bad call at second but there should’ve never been an attempt. Girardi ever heard of hit-and-run?

    He is an awful manager and it has really shown this season:

    He has his ACE intentionally walk a nobody to load the bases and face Carlos Pena, grandslam.

    He takes out Hughes after only 99 pitches with two outs and brings in a lefty not as good as Rapada in the middle game of Twins series last week.

    He bats Granderson and Jones back to back and calls for Gardner to steal a base down a run.

    Will this team FINALLY win a game they’re trailing after eight innings? Is two damn runs in the ninth inning too much to ask? Girardi’s bad managing certainly doesn’t help matters.

    If this team had even just ONE win where they trailed after eight inning, they’d have a two-game lead on the Os right now and still a one-game lead even if they lost and the Os won today.

  395. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Except for his very first 2 months, he’s been slightly better than league average. I made the point that I want my elite reliever to be much better than league average. You said that no elite relievers are great at it and it’s a stupid stat. I agreed. I don’t know why you are still trying to argue about something that’s not there.

    So you agree that your original point (elite relievers should be way better than league average) is incorrect? Because it seems like you are just saying the methodology of the stat is flawed, not your opinion, which is what I’m suggesting is flawed.

    You can get relievers that consistently beat the league average, just not ‘much better than league average’.
    ——————————————————-

    Yeah, I’m surprised that an elite relievers aren’t better but the stats show they aren’t. I bet if you looked into situations that elite relievers come into late in games, it is much more difficult to strand runners inherited which I outlined in a different post. I think most relievers are most comfortable coming in to start an inning anyway especially one’s who have started in the past like Joba.

  396. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Yeah, Logan is coming in!!

  397. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Well let’s see if my friend karma helps in the 9th. Gardner got screwed on that call. And no offense to our good pal jmills, but the Jays have been accused on stealing signs – don’t know whether it’s true or not. If the Yanks lose this game, it will be frustrating to say the least.

    Are any contenders playing great ball right about now? I don’t know the answer but am curious to know. Is everyone beat up and looking relatively shaky?

  398. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    JF-

    If the best relievers in the game are always near the bottom of the statistic, isn’t this stat kind of useless when evaluating pitchers anyway? Obviously it has no effect on who is actually good or not…. I mean I’d take Mike Adams or a prime Scot Shields in my 8th inning anyday.

  399. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Do not speak for all of us about jmills, he can go sit in a dumpster.

  400. ericns1 September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Pathetic – this is the worst first place Yankee team I have seen.

  401. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    @mikeaxisa: David Robertson pitched in a five-run game last night. Cody Eppley is pitching in a one-run game.

  402. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Tyler and JF-

    I made my comments before I read both of yours.

    The Yankees will advance as far as the bullpen takes them, and right now I have no confidence in any of them, including Soriano, who reminds me of John Wetteland when he was a Yankee. Somehow got the job done but never made it look easy.

    See where Steve Pearce is a Baltimore Oriole again.

  403. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I know I am in the minority but I have always said that Gardner is way overrated on this Blog. He is a 4th OF at best and I would have traded him 2 yrs. ago when they could have got something for him.

  404. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Can’t beat a AAA jays team. Embarrassing.

  405. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “I can’t believe there are actually human beings that don’t want expanded replay in MLB.”

    The only reason could be that they don’t give a crap about having the game called correctly, they just like to watch baseball.

  406. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    If the best relievers in the game are always near the bottom of the statistic, isn’t this stat kind of useless when evaluating pitchers anyway?

    I don’t they are always near the bottom of the statistic, but it seems like for most relievers you tend to pitch around the league average. Joba was actually better for 4 seasons, so I think that is pretty good, considering the rest of MLB cannot consistently beat it. It is like left on base% for a pitcher. It is really flukey year to year.

  407. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Haven’t I seen this game before? Score early, waste opportunities and the get shut down by an assortment of pitchers. Gotta tip your hat to pitchers everywhere.

  408. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Good God, have we not had enough of Logan? What garbage.

  409. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    3 run hr would do better to them

  410. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    So glad they introduced the one-game playoff this year. I’ll only have to sit through three hours of anguish watching this team fail with RISP time after time after time…

  411. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    You have to be kidding me. Now he’s going to D Rob?

    Why not just start the inning with him???

  412. GhettoBlaster September 29th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Granderson doesn’t even show any fight at the plate.

    Girardi is an AWFUL in game manager….

  413. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Trader-

    I agree that the ‘pen will be huge. I just don’t have a lot of faith in this lineup against great pitching. Against a guy like Verlander, you have to be able to consistently take advantage of a man on 2nd no outs, man on 3rd 1 out and the Yanks situational hitting hasn’t been very good.

    I think the recipe for this team has to be great starting pitching until the 7th and pray that the ‘pen can hold onto some 1 run/2 run leads. I’m most nervous about a postseason without Mariano. It was so nice knowing that the 9th (and even parts of the 8th) were on absolute lockdown.

  414. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    LOOGY fail.
    Add it into all the other fails today.
    This is one of those games where’re Yankees demonstrate all the ways they can lose a game despite great starting pitching.

  415. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Boonie will now put the game out of reach. But he and Jonesie play because of the Binder’s unnatural love for them.

  416. G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Steve Pearce is an Oriole again so Buck can get the Yankees signs and give them to Boston/Toronto or keep them for himself in case they match up in playoffs.

    That’s it.

    And Joe won’t change his signs. He’ll say, “We looked at it and really didn’t see a good reason to do it”.

  417. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Time to rip the page out of the binder that says to only bring in Logan when a lefty is needed past the 7th inning. Rapada would have been a better option.

  418. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    You can’t beat the Jays & the Twins this week with this much on the line, you don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.

    It’s like I said last year, if you can’t beat Doug Fister then you don’t deserve a title.

    If this leads to a 1 game playoff, so be it.

    And pretending the offense is fine is height of arrogance. It’s not fine. Over half our lineup poops themselves if a pitcher has any pitch other than a fastball.

    This is the worst Yankee offense in a very very long time. Stats may not back that up, but just watching them day in day out tells more than the numbers.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    G-love, I agree with all of your posts man. You seem to have the ability to be objective and pragmatic. Most importantly you know baseball and have common sense ! It amazes me that people don’t see what’s right in front of their face. It’s very refreshing to read your posts, please post more.

  419. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Girardi’s having a rather poor day.

  420. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Trisha-

    Angels, Rays, Tigers and O’s are playing well. White Sox, A’s are struggling.

  421. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Note to Girardi:

    If you want to keep the game to one run late and are going to Robertson if they gets runners on, PUT HIM IN TO START THE INNING!

  422. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    If the best relievers in the game are always near the bottom of the statistic, isn’t this stat kind of useless when evaluating pitchers anyway?

    I don’t they are always near the bottom of the statistic, but it seems like for most relievers you tend to pitch around the league average. Joba was actually better for 4 seasons, so I think that is pretty good, considering the rest of MLB cannot consistently beat it. It is like left on base% for a pitcher. It is really flukey year to year.
    ————————————————

    Would you agree that it depends on the situation also. For example, isn’t it logical to assume that a guy who comes in with bases loaded 1 out and does a good job but allows 1 guy to score would be ranked lower than a guy who comes in with a man on first and 2 outs. The guy with the “easier” situation comes out ahead more than likely.

  423. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    LGY – I really haven’t been one to harp on Girardi too much in the past but these past couple series have been hard to watch in terms of his managing.

  424. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Amazing how teams have no trouble scoring against in the 8th and 9th yet we’re done if we’re not ahead by the 7th. And, yes, Girardi has had a nightmare today.

  425. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    A Blue Jays lineup stacked with AAA players
    An assortment of AAA pitchers
    2 Bases Loaded/No outs opportunities = 2 runs
    1 2 on/no out opportunity
    5 innings with leadoff man on
    Losing 3-2 to the Toronto BlueJays with the division on the line

    It’s simple what to do –
    1.) Fire Girardi
    2.) Find a way to get Granderson off the team (ARod won’t be possible)
    3.) Get some new bullpen arms
    4.) Get rid of Nova and find a new pitcher

  426. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Very cool.

  427. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Make that play important…

  428. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Can we take advantage of that piece of luck please? Just once.

  429. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Got very lucky there.

  430. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Arod gives them a chance to tie its a great play at third.

  431. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    I know I am in the minority but I have always said that Gardner is way overrated on this Blog. He is a 4th OF at best and I would have traded him 2 yrs. ago when they could have got something for him.

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

    I agree. He’s an outstanding of’er, but hasn’t really hit much at all and doesn’t have instinctive
    stealing ability. He’s quick & fast is about all.

  432. backbench September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Law of large numbers says NYYs win first game of season after trailing in 8th.

  433. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Potentially two losses to a bad team where the opposing starters had ERAs well over 5 and the Yanks have scored exactly TWO runs, neither on a hit.

    ‘Looks like we’ll be rooting for the Red Sox tonight even more hahaha. I hope it’s “even less” (looong overdue Yankee comeback win.)

    ‘Way I look at it the Yanks and Red Sox are too good to not come out of today with at least one win between them (or that’s the way I want to see it LOL.)

    Wow, A-Rod finally did something that had to do with producing runs (he saved the Yanks from potentially giving up more runs.)

  434. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    And why does Boone continue to get called on before Rapada?

    Rapada is WAY better vs LHBs!

  435. comet September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Yankees need this game desperately. Let’s hope they can at least tie it up in the 9th.

  436. MG September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Caught a break, maybe Arod gets up with a guy on and lucks into one…

  437. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Martin, Jeter and Ichiro – work some walks, hope for some extra base hits. I have such little faith in this team right now but still hold out some hope that MAYBE they can steal this one.

  438. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Straw – thanks.

  439. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    This may finally be the year that Joe’s poor in-game managing costs them. The question is, will anything be one about it?

  440. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    G.Love,

    I also agree. If they can’t beat these teams they don’t deserve it.

  441. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Would you agree that it depends on the situation also. For example, isn’t it logical to assume that a guy who comes in with bases loaded 1 out and does a good job but allows 1 guy to score would be ranked lower than a guy who comes in with a man on first and 2 outs. The guy with the “easier” situation comes out ahead more than likely.

    Yes, you’re right that Mo probably comes into games where it would be very difficult to not give up a run. You cannot know if a guy with a very good rate comes into more games with a runner on first. Or the outs. or whatever. They should broaden that stat, and they can because we have all the data for the games.

  442. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    “TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Trisha-

    Angels, Rays, Tigers and O’s are playing well. White Sox, A’s are struggling.”

    At this point in the year, you are only as good as the last game u played. A’s and Sox won last night.

  443. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    That is a terrible strike call. This ump is awful.

  444. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Binder after the game: you’ve got to tip your hat to the TB pitchers. They made pitches when they had to.

  445. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    This kind of horsebull umping game and performance by the team is enough to drive me up a wall.

  446. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Nice start to the inning

  447. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    Would you agree that it depends on the situation also. For example, isn’t it logical to assume that a guy who comes in with bases loaded 1 out and does a good job but allows 1 guy to score would be ranked lower than a guy who comes in with a man on first and 2 outs. The guy with the “easier” situation comes out ahead more than likely.

    Yes, you’re right that Mo probably comes into games where it would be very difficult to not give up a run. You cannot know if a guy with a very good rate comes into more games with a runner on first. Or the outs. or whatever. They should broaden that stat, and they can because we have all the data for the games.
    ————————-

    I totally agree. If I had to guess on why it is so flukey/elite relievers relatively struggle, I would look at the situational effects.

  448. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    LGY September 29th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    And why does Boone continue to get called on before Rapada?

    Rapada is WAY better vs LHBs!

    ————

    Because all of a sudden Girardi turned into a ‘gut’ manager.

    I’m so confused… are we in a race here? Is now that time to be a different manager than you’ve been for most of your tenure? Did I imagine Girardi used to play it more by the numbers?

    This is what I mean about the positives of having an attitude that it is unacceptable to lose (even knowing you cannot go 162-0). You need that to be the expectations, and you need everyone to buy in.

  449. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Not su

  450. GoldGlove9486 September 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Remember, this is an OLD TEAM with no more days off. Long game last night, the only 1:00 game today in all of baseball. I just hope the Red Sox actually care tonight. And you also have to remember that Jeter can’t carry this team all season. AND remember that Toronto won 2 games in Baltimore this week. They are playing much better.

  451. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This is an absolutely brutal loss.

  452. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Good thing Stewie batted.

  453. comet September 29th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    If they lose you can look back at the vases loaded with no-one out and failing tp get any runs. 2 out it looks like we desperately need a Red Sox win tonight.

  454. NYY fan in NH September 29th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    can’t believe this team plays like this with so much at stake. Pretty pathetic game today..

  455. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Do the balls have to come near the plate to be called strikes?

  456. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    This game shows all of the Yanks issues this year. Can’t situational hit, no hits with risp. Jones is totally useless, Granderson strikes out in big situations. Take out the starter and a reliever not named Robertson or Soriano blows it. This is an awful game to lose. The offense totally blew this one.

  457. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Yankee have the 2nd easiest finishing schedule. The Tigers the 1st.

    If they go in as the WC and lose, expect some big changes.

    Off to watch the Ryder Cup.

  458. GoldGlove9486 September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Well Ichiro gives them a chance. This is what happens when you PUT THE BALL IN PLAY. Not like Jones with the bases juiced taking a ridiculous swing.

  459. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Awesome playoff baseball from these awesome Yankees

  460. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Boy this would be a great time for an ARod moment…

  461. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    C’mon Arod, one time!

  462. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Ichiro is amazing. He put that ball in play where he wanted to.

  463. TheStraw September 29th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Or not.

  464. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, A-Rod comes through yet again. This team is just awful.

  465. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Wow Arod really doesn’t have any power anymore. A couple of years ago and that ball is 5 rows back.

  466. Shame Spencer September 29th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    In the words of my grandmother.. ‘disgrazia!!’

  467. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Pathetic.

  468. GoldGlove9486 September 29th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    And I literally jumped out of my seat when he hit it for one second. Then I forgot this is the post-PED A-Rod and it’s a lazy fly ball.

  469. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Lol

    Very very tough game, according to kay

  470. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Yay Yankees.

  471. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Horrible loss

    Getting harder to feel any excitement about the postseason. I hope the feeling goes away.

  472. ConcernedCitizen September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    After the first inning, I was hoping today would be another great day for the offense. Boy was I wrong…

  473. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    If we had Cespedes we would have won this game.

  474. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Going to the World Series with this monster team.

  475. cofuzz September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    This is the type of game I thought we could avoid with a return to health by our big bats.
    This is the type of game that deflates my confidence in the team’s ability to win playoff series.

  476. 4 NYY September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    Boy this would be a great time for an ARod moment…

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

    I’m afraid that was it Trish. He’s not the same hitter any longer.

  477. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Nice to see you mick…

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

    I know what I’m not going to bother to do. I’m not going to waste any time listening to the postgame.

  478. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    You can’t beat the Jays & the Twins this week with this much on the line, you don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.
    ++++++++++++++++

    Well said. +1

    On another note, Can you believe it took 2 months for our mediocre manager to realize that the guy he stuffed in the 8th spot is the best hitter and arguably best player on our team ?

  479. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    The roof closing in Toronto – symbolic of the Yankees playoff hopes

  480. Madrugador September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    This kind of loss at this time of year is just awful.
    If the Yanks make the playoffs, it will be a quick one and done for them.

    Better things to do with my time at the moment. Looking forward to Girardi’s post game excuses.

  481. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Good job by the usual suspects. Carbon copy of about 2 dozen
    games this year.

    Memo to Binder Joe: One of the definitions of insanity is doing the
    same thing over and over and expecting different results.

  482. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    PATHETIC display of baseball from a team on a pennant race. Girardi treated this game like he has a big lead in the division and now will suffer for his idiocy. Underachieving lineup top to bottom.

    If you judged by this game, they don’t deserve to go to the playoffs, and may not get in anyway.

    PATHETIC!

  483. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    5 LOB for Jones in 2 AB’s….that’s pathetic.
    Yet he gets the nod time after time…

  484. GhettoBlaster September 29th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    A-rod has 2 choices:
    RETIRE (we could only be so lucky)

    or

    Find some new PED…..

    Uncle Tom Granderson could at least show some fight in AB’s instead of just striking out….


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