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Yankees blow one against the Blue Jays

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

The Yankees missed another opportunity this afternoon, and now the Orioles have a chance to pull even tonight. After blowing an early two-run lead, the Yankees lost 3-2 against the Blue Jays. Their offense went quiet after a two-run first inning, and Andy Pettitte gave up his first runs since coming off the disabled list. He was still pitching with a 2-1 lead when Rajai Davis hit a two-out RBI single to tie the game in the fifth. Pettitte left with two outs and runners at the corners in the sixth, and Joba Chamberlain promptly allowed the go-ahead double. The second-place Orioles play tonight with a chance to once again move into a tie for first place in the American League East.

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123 Responses to “Yankees blow one against the Blue Jays”

  1. RSM September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Different day, same story :(

  2. Carlo September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    So lame. Bases loaded no outs against a dead team and this idiot manager has granderson and jones back to back and go figure, they get nothing. What a pathetic group this is.

  3. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Rip off their fake dress

  4. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Go Red Sox!

    The Yankees should offer Alex Rodriguez to the Dodgers this offseason, see if the Dodgers would take him. If the Dodgers would take him and want the Yanks to kick in some money, the Yanks should consider it a buyout.

  5. NYY fan in NH September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    just an awful game today. This game exposed everything wrong with NY. No sense of urgency and bad managing again by Binder Joe..

  6. Tyler September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    No way to sugarcoat this one. Bad job by the lineup not taking advantage of a bad Romero early. Bad managing by Girardi. I thought Pettite looked alright again and deserved better.

  7. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Wow Arod really doesn’t have any power anymore. A couple of years ago and that ball is 5 rows over the wall. This is one of the worst losses of the year. Bases loaded no one out and 1st and 3rd 1 out and they can’t score. We should be used to this already we saw it all year. Brutal job by the offense, just awful.

  8. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    One game closer to the end of the Binder era. It can’t come a moment too soon.

  9. RSM September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    This team has a lot of problems, not just Alex.

  10. G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    That last out was the perfect example of how Arod has lost his power. That would’ve been 10 rows deep in the stands 3 years ago.

    We thought it was hard to watch Jeter struggle a few years ago.

    Watching Arod play out this contract will be excruciating and he will probably need to flee NY for his own safety.

  11. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    World Series bound with this monster team.

  12. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    This game exposed everything wrong with NY. No sense of urgency and bad managing again by Binder Joe..

    Ain’t that the truth. Knew this trip to Toronto would be tough but just can’t believe how bad our offense is. Two fly balls in nine innings. Seriously?

  13. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    A-Rod and Girardi for Tommy Lasorda?

  14. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Let’s face it – this is an old Arod without PEDs.

  15. G. Love September 29th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Niblick,

    If they miss the post season they will still bring Girardi back. They owe him money next season and don’t want to pay 2 managers. That’s how this team functions now that George is gone.

  16. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    So lame. Bases loaded no outs against a dead team and this idiot manager has granderson and jones back to back and go figure, they get nothing. What a pathetic group this is.

    The problem with a bunch of low average, low on base, sluggers, is that you get a game where they hit a HR and some people will go ‘HAHA! A hr! Look at that haters! Who didn’t want him on the team?’ while ignoring the other 30 games where they don’t get on base at all because they can’t hit for average and their on base is below league average.

    Its why this team is scoring the least amount of runs since 1995, and will have the worst team obp since 92.

  17. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    A couple of years ago that ball that a-rod hit would have been 15 rows deep!

  18. ZMANINSJ September 29th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This team doesn’t deserve to make the playoffs. Baltimore would put forth a more respectable showing. Just nauseating.

  19. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    There are a lot of problems with this team, but I don’t think any contending team is without it’s problems. Should make for an interesting postseason.

  20. Jerkface September 29th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    @JackCurryYES

    That’s a deflating 3-2 loss for the Yankees. They had numerous chances to take advantage of Jays and didn’t. Chronic issues with men on base

  21. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    G. – I don’t think any manager can survive after blowing a 10-game lead, even in the era of cheap Yankee management who don’t give a crap about winning.

  22. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    The Yanks don’t have anyone in the bullpen besides Robertson and Soriano who can get people out. I knew that Joba would never get out of that inning without giving up a run. Logan is so over used and just awful. Joba hangs almost every pitch he throws. Considering what the options are I was saying just leave Pettite out there.

  23. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Its, not it’s … Autocorrect

  24. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Girardi was always going to get burned by his stupid match-up lineups. If the Yanks don’t win the division, he deserves to be fired. Game should have been over by the fifth inning but, of course, when it wasn’t there was certain inevitability about the outcome.

  25. Yogi Mantle September 29th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    How about just Yankee Blow?

    I am to a point where I can’t stand to see Granderson get up to bat. I hate Jones. Ibanez is a used up hack. Alex is lost at the plate and worthless in the lineup.

    This should have been a blow out against a team that plainly sucks, except for whatever enhancements they get from the Canadian Health Care system. Maybe the Blow Jays will take on Alex, the health care system would probably get him back to his game.

    You could just feel it that this game was going be blown.

  26. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    All season I’ve patiently waited for the Yankees to show they can score runs consistently.

    And, for virtually the whole season, it’s been the same thing.

    At some point in time the manager has to see the same things and realize that you can’t keep waiting, that you have to do some things to get at least some of those runs in.

    The Yankees threw away at least 4 runs today by not putting the ball in play when it counted.

    Girardi is an idiot and Kevin Long needs to go, you can’t win championships with this approach unless you have the ’27 or ’61 Yankees and this team isn’t even close.

  27. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    G. – I don’t think any manager can survive after blowing a 10-game lead, even in the era of cheap Yankee management who don’t give a crap about winning.

    Oh yes he can.

    Girardi is to Hal/Cashman as Jones is to Girardi.

  28. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    AROD looks at least as powerless as he was during the bad hip days.

    This season will end quickly. Never coming back in the 9th inning does say a great deal about the team. It amazes me the Yankees let the offense get to this state. If it was foreseeable to we board members, how can the team ignore it?

  29. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Watching Arod play out this contract will be excruciating and he will probably need to flee NY for his own safety.
    ===================
    He might have to…the boos will be excruciating.

  30. tucker September 29th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    What is the Yanks’ run differential now, and when was the last year it has been his low?

    It’s just an overall diminished talent on offense and so-so pitching. Still a pretty good team, but not a WS contender.

  31. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Arod is a shell of his former self, as others have said, that lazy fly ball is way out of the park a few years ago.

  32. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 4:16 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 togo to the playoffs, and may not get in anyway.

    PATHETIC!

  33. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    This team wins with the big inning.
    They have more opportunities than most teams to score but usually only have that one big inning per game.
    Today they didn’t…
    Live by it, die by it.

  34. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Gonna steam roll all those good teams.

  35. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I’ve never said this before, Girardi has to go at seasons end. Anybody can manage this team as well as Girardi.. These players are pros —stop your over managing. Get a seasoned skipper maybe Francona or a Leyland…Girardi is a scared manager….

  36. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Firing Girardi would not bother me, but it does not solve the fundamental offensive issues. This team will not win without fixing them.

    They will never fix them and stay under the cap.

  37. Carlo September 29th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Someone remind me when the one game playoff will take place in oakland?

  38. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Why not leave Andy in to finish the inning?
    Joba to save Andy?
    I doubt it…

  39. Yankees_Fan September 29th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    This team is doomed if this is the A-Rod that will play out the rest of his contract.

  40. Bird Dog September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    What kills me the most about ARod is he doesn’t even seem to have any passion for the game. He looks like he’s just putting his time in.

  41. JobaTipsHisCap September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Book the next weekend to enjoy fall leaves.

  42. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    It really doesn’t matter whether the Yanks make the playoffs, or if they do, whether they win the division or are the wild card. With their collective hitting philosophy, spotty starting pitching and horrible middle relief, they won’t possibly make it out of the first round, whether it’s one game or 5. Better to lose the next 4 and put their fans out of their misery.

  43. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    And how about that genius Girardi. Using Jones and his .001 batting average just because he’s a righty. He’s so smart. Thank goodness he’s our manager and not the Jays’ manager. We’re lucky to have a genius like that at the helm.

  44. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I despise this team so much

    (**Obviously not really because I’m a fan, but you get my point)

  45. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    How in the world can Girardi play Andruw Jones against a pitcher where he is 4 for 26 lifetime with 11 K’s?

    Nice job, Binder Boy.

  46. YES September 29th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Girardi is Cashman’s boy; and Cashman is Hal’s boy; so get ready to see Binder Joe in the dugout nest season. Especially if Hal has to buy out his contract. These are not Georges (The Boss) Yankees anymore.

  47. The Return of Stoneburner September 29th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    and will have the worst team obp since 92.

    *****

    they have same obp as 2001

  48. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    We have seen a pattern with the offense all year. They don’t have any problems scoring runs in innings 1-3. But it seems like after that they fall asleep and can’t do anything. They really have a problem adding on more runs or even hitting late in games. Whatever happens in the last 4 games happens. They haven’t been a good team for awhile now…it’s nothing new.

  49. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Just the fact that he removed Nunez for defense irks me.
    Joe insists on “resting” Jeter for 5 innings?
    The game could have been decided by Nunez in those 1st 5 innings couldn’t they?

  50. LGY September 29th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Girardi (and Cashman) will survive no what.

    The Yankees will point to injuries and the instability in the Red Sox org since Francona was canned.

    And you know there’s no way Hal is paying for a manager or GM while they are under contract.

  51. GhettoBlaster September 29th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    A-rod has 2 choices:

    RETIRE (we could only be so lucky) No way the Dodgers would take him.

    or

    Find a new PED

    30 million dollar singles hitter!!!!

  52. yankee21 September 29th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Joe Girardi is an average manager at best. He is a nervous, scared robotic manager at worst.

    Why did Joe G start Nunez only to lift him mid way in the game for defense? Are you kidding me? Did he make 2 errors prior? Did Jeter all of a sudden not need a day off the turf? Did Joe G decide they had enough offense and couldn’t use Nunez to generate some?

    Why does Jones still have a ML job in September, much less get any starts. I believed in this guy 3 weeks ago, he has utterly failed to produce anything. Isn’t it at some point all about production?

    As usual this game is on the offense.

  53. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Joe:
    We don’t have Tex today so we needed Jonesy out there.
    He’s been swinging the bat good.

    HE’S KIDDING, RIGHT?

  54. sunny615 September 29th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about how the yanks lost their way out of the playoffs this year. They are playing like champs!

  55. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Game log- score early
    waste opportunities
    disappear offensively.

    Probably have had that happen forty times this year.

  56. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I am really tired of Girardi. It’s the same crap from him over and over.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Internet surfing in an attempt to forget what just happened. So I came across this headline. “‘The minute you give up fighting is the minute you die’: Man freed after 15 years on death row for crime he didn’t commit”

    The first part of it is what really hit me –

    “The minute you give up fighting is the minute you die”

    I really feel like throwing in the towel on this whole season, but I’ll hang in there tooth and nail as long as I can.

    It ain’t easy. Maybe I’ll hope that my allergies hang on until the postseason is over. They make me pretty lethargic, which isn’t a bad thing about now.

  58. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    Joe:
    We don’t have Tex today so we needed Jonesy out there.
    He’s been swinging the bat good.

    HE’S KIDDING, RIGHT?
    —————-
    he didn’t really say that, did he?

    Is he watching some kind of alternate universe where everything is seen through rose colored glasses?

  59. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Girardi in his usual defensive mode at his post-game press conference. About time he came out and said it the way the fans saw it. Your team sucked today and your beloved “veteran” players let you down.

  60. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    MG-

    Hopefully the media will ask Girardi why Jones was in the lineup with not only dreadful numbers vs Romero, but even worse numbers at the Rogers Center.

  61. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I really feel like throwing in the towel on this whole season,
    ===================================
    Why say that?

  62. Carlo September 29th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Mick – no chance he said that in the postgame, did he?

  63. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    AROD is a .268 hitting singles hitter. It’s going to get worse. He has declined for five straight years offensively. That will continue if not accelerate. Yet, the team continues to rely on him to be a middle of the order hitter. Please don’t let that continue next year.

  64. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    he didn’t really say that, did he?
    ======================
    why would I make that up?
    I couldn’t.

  65. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Oh good. Joel Sherman is in Toronto. Seconds out, round two. Ding!

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    “Why say that?”

    Probably because I’ve been feeling so lousy that I have no energy whatsoever for anything. And the Yankees certainly haven’t been helping me replenish my reserves.

  67. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    It’s hard to believe the Yankees couldn’t have picked up a right handed hitting outfielder at the trade deadline who can put the ball in play on a regular basis, that immediately eliminates Jones, McGehee, and Pearce.

    They did a great job picking up Ichiro, without him they would most likely be out of playoff contention by now, but they needed someone from the right side as well.

  68. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Girardi is a nervous wreck in the postgame show. He has a defeated look on his face…Back to the booth Joe —less stress and still make a paycheck….

  69. MTU September 29th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Girardi is so worried about resting his players that he might wind up resting all them all post-season too right into next year.

    Jones has a fork sticking out of back.

    Absolutely terrible job by the offense with Men on.

    Lemme see. Where have I seen that before ?

    :(

  70. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    feel better trish get some fresh air.

  71. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Game log- score early
    waste opportunities
    disappear offensively.

    Probably have had that happen forty times this year.
    ——————————
    Austinmac-

    Good concise summary. Let me add-
    Bullpen failure again.

    Might see some big changes this offseason.

  72. MTU September 29th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Gotta hope Boston takes out the O’s tonight.

  73. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Girardi has thrown in the towel. Why shouldn’t fans?

  74. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I love how Girardi always acts like a child in the post game. Like the reporters aren’t allowed to ask him why he made the stupid moves that he made. Hey Joe it’s part of managing get used to it. His obsession with Logan and Jones is really hard to figure out.

  75. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Teix has been out for almost a month, if there ever was a signal for the Yankees to pick up a right handed hitting outfielder there you have it.

    Of course, they could have just thrown Nunez out there for 5 innings to get a couple of ABs, if they can remove him in the 6th for defensive purposes they could do the same thing with him in the outfield.

    but that would change their plan for him, heaven forbid. He will always suck at SS anyway and will never play the position for the Yankees full time anyway, so who cares? At least he has a live bat and can run.

  76. MTU September 29th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    YT-

    Should see some changes this OS.

    See I fixed that for ya’.

    No need to thank me.

    ;)

  77. Tabbert September 29th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I wont let the Yankees ruin my college football Saturday. My aggies destroyed arkansas today.

    Look… IF we cant win the east, oh well. Why are so many people so upset about it? If we cant come up clutch like today, we don’t deserve anything. Lets just make the playoffs and see what happens. Personally I see no way this team will win the world series. I mean… to be this bad multiple times against the twins and jays in the final week of the season, tells you all you need to know about this team. We have a good team, no doubt. But.. we have way to many flaws. This offense will score 800 one day and look horrible the next. It will be our demise in the playoffs… just like last season.

  78. GhettoBlaster September 29th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Joe,”We don’t have Tex today so we needed Jonesy out there. He’s been swinging the bat good.”

    Did he really say that????

  79. vc 11 September 29th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    You know Los Angeles, Oakland, and Tampa are praying to God that Baltimore wins this division because they will be running over each other to have a shot at us in that one-game playoff. The summary of this year: Baltimore has magic, New York has bad money.

  80. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    joe keeps a lot inside…he knew gardner was safe but takes the laid back outlook…go crazy joe….talk about passive aggressive, he was about to blow up in the postgame and Sherman almost put him over the edge….it’s not the reporters job Joe, you started Jones and pulled out your clutch pitcher because he was at 94 pitches and 95 was the limit. Ball Game…

  81. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    MG-

    There was a righthanded bat who was a .300 hitter at the time and played all 3 OF positions. No real power, but could get a key single…..
    Reed Johnson of the Cubs who went to the Braves.

    Why aren’t we seeing Rapada more?

  82. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Trisha, I feel sick too tonight. Don’t want to go out; don’t want eact; don’t want to watch the Ryder Cup or anything else on TV. I’m absolutely gutted by how my team played today. It was unreal to watch the 27-times World Series champions fail to beat one of the worst teams in baseball in a must-win game. And the manner of defeat just made it worse.

  83. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I really feel like throwing in the towel on this whole season,
    ===================================
    Why say that?

    ——————————————–

    It’s just utter frustration. I’ve never seen a Yankee team that upset me
    as much as this one, and I’ve seen a few 90+ loss teams and lots of very
    mediocre around-.500 clubs. But with those clubs, you understood their
    limitations, you saw what the manager was trying to do.

    With this club, the talent is there, but the way they go about playing close
    games is bewildering, repeat bewildering. When you have first and second
    and nobody out, you bunt the runners over unless you have a great hitter
    up. Granderson is anything but a great hitter this year. Once in a while,
    you hit and run to stay out of the double play. When you have two strikes
    on you, you choke up on the bat and try to hit the ball up the middle, or, if
    it’s away, you go to the opposite field. You don’t do the righty-lefty switch
    with pitchers if the pitcher you bring in his significantly worse than the one
    who throws from the wrong side that you just took out. This stuff is not
    General Relativity and has worked for over 100 years. Why isn’t this stuff
    in Joe’s Binder????

    Frustration is making lots of us say crazy things.

  84. vc 11 September 29th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Captain Clutch, technically it doesn’t have to part of the job…just stop making the stupid moves in the first place. ;)

  85. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I miss Posada.. He was a firestarter and never accepted mediocrity…

  86. Niblick September 29th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Joe looks so bad during his post-game because he knows he’s toast if they don’t make it.

  87. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 29th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Joba sucks and Joe will keep going with him….not a good combo….IDIOT

  88. bruceb September 29th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Gotta hope Boston takes out the O’s tonight.

    Vain hope I’m afraid. Orioles will be so fired-up to win tonight…and rightly so.

  89. MG September 29th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    And why did Girardi pull Andy in the 6th inning to bring in a reliever who has allowed at least half of his inherited runners score?

    Andy is probably ready to kill him about now.

    That’s twice in the past 5 games he’s shown a lack of confidence in a starter that has pitched pretty well and gone to a mediocre (at best) reliever to get out of an inning.

    Pathetic managing, Binder Boy.

  90. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    MG,

    At the TD, the Yankees were unwilling to pick up any significant money. That pretty well eliminated most possibilities. If they continue like that, the possibilities of improvement this off season will be greatly reduced.

    The money rational is not mine, it is what Cashman told us. We just don’t want to believe this is really the road they are taking.

  91. RSM September 29th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I will personally cover the cost of some HGH for AROD.

  92. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    MTU-

    Thank you!

  93. jacksquat September 29th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Has anyone been brave enough to timidly ask Girardi if he would be so generous as to offer an explanation for pulling Nunez out of the game?

  94. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Bobby M,

    The reality is the skill level does not allow for different styles of play. You can’t hit and run with Granderson who makes about the least contact I have ever seen.

  95. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Ichiro is arguably the best player on this team. He does it all.

    I hate to say it, Andy is not coming back next year if they don’t have a massive overhaul of the team.. why would he wanna come back if we can’t hit ? Andy just said we could’ve done a better job with RISP. He’s down on that.

    Swish says, “we have a lot of good hitters on this team” Uh.. really ? Says who ? We have a lot of power hitters on this team with low batting averages.. we also have washed up Jones, Raul, Arod, Strikeout leading Granderson, A super fast speedy base runner with terrible instincts, a dumb managers and a penny pinching owner. if Ichiro wasn’t on this team we would not be in first place..

    DO we need to hope we lose ???? I am concerned if we get to the post season Hal will not change a thing and we will be stuck watching the same team next year.. if we lose, there’s a chance he’ll do something.. I really don’t know but I for sure can’t stomach this team any longer.. Get rid of 80% of them starting with Girardi !

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    mick – thanks. That’s just what I’m going to do. I’m going to mass tonight because I have to go to some family shindig tomorrow. I’ll miss most if not all of the game. Maybe that’s not a bad thing, ha ha.

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

    bruceb – I hear ya. When you’re not feeling well, the last thing you need to see is the game we saw today. That would get to the healthiest person in the world on most days – well especially looking at it in the context of exactly what’s going on.

    I’m getting myself up and going out to mass. If I wasn’t doing that, I don’t know that I’d feel like doing anything at all. And watching the Sux game is definitely a crap shoot because if the O’s win, I know I’m going to feel like exploding.

    Maybe mass will give me some badly-needed strength!

    :)

    Talk to you later. Hope you feel better bruceb.

  97. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I heard the O’s picked up Steve Pearce today.
    The same guy who saved our back with 2 great plays last week.
    He could have played 1st today and Swish over Jones.
    What about the same with McGeHee?
    What are we saving him for?

  98. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Pulling Nunez out of a tie game is great for his confidence. Since when are defensive replacements made in a tie game?

  99. Tabbert September 29th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Hopefully Baltimore wins tonight. I don’t want help from another team. If A TIE in the east doesn’t wake our boys up to finish 4-0… then we don’t deserve anything. Actually… if we don’t win the east, i would be okay with losing the elimination game. Lets just get this over with. This team is so frustrating… Its hard to even watch.

  100. MTU September 29th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    For me the most frustrating thing about watching Girardi is the mechanistic way he does things.

    He treats a lot of his players like they were china dolls even here in the stretch run.

    Pretty riduculous if you ask me.

    What good is a rested Team which will not see the PS ?

    Talk about bass ackwards.

    This team needs to get younger, faster, and more athletic.

    ;)

  101. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Bobby M,

    The reality is the skill level does not allow for different styles of play. You can’t hit and run with Granderson who makes about the least contact I have ever seen.

    ———————-
    I wanted him to bunt in that situation !!!!

  102. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    And watching the Sux game is definitely a crap shoot because if the O’s win, I know I’m going to feel like exploding.
    ====================
    You need to root for the Sux tonight.
    We have entered the Bizzarro World…

  103. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    NiBlick, I wish you were right ! I wish they’d can Joe but doubt it. Hal — our owner who doesn’t even like or more importantly understand baseball — thinks Girardi is a great manager. Small chance.

  104. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    What’s the magic number for clinching a playoff spot?

  105. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Cashman should take some blame… This is a flawed roster & he has stayed silent for the most part..We need to be more assertive and put the right pieces in play… Not be satisfied with what you have and have that killer instinct and overkill should be your mindset….

  106. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    we are managed by a nervous robot? now that is scary…

  107. MTU September 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Jackamir-

    I think you should look at Hal not Cashman on that one.

    He writes the budget.

    ;)

  108. NYY_Girl_Penny September 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    dump list:

    Granderson
    Ibanez
    Arod
    Tex
    Jones
    Swisher
    Martin
    Girardi

  109. Captain Clutch September 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Pulling Nunez really didn’t make any sense. He was good enough to start the game and he hit the ball extremely hard in both at bats. So Girardi was ok if he made 10 errors in 1-5 innings but didn’t want any after that? I don’t get it.

  110. Brappy55 September 29th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    No Lind or Rasmus today for Toronto. Lost to a garbage lineup.

  111. Bobby Murcer September 29th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Well, see you guys tomorrow…
    At least Georgia is pounding Tennessee.

  112. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    This team needs to get younger, faster, and more athletic.
    ——————————

    MTU-

    I believe that most of us feel the same way, but realistically what ” major league ready, affordable” players do the Yankees have that another teams GM will be eager to trade for?

    I know only one-Phelps.

  113. longtimefan September 29th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Girardi is managing scared. looks timid and is grasping at straws, really doesn’t have the feel he claims he does for the game, is strictly a by the numbers guy. Who bats Granderson with over 200 strikeouts and Andrew Jones with only a handful of hits since the Allstar game back to back

  114. austinmac September 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    This is, without question, the most frustrating team in many years. Is Cashman muttering to himself something about the back of baseball cards? Maybe his set is a few years old.

    I questioned the offense when they were winning. An all or nothing team that doesn’t hit in key spots is simply a recipe for failure. Ichiro has far exceeded my expectations. But, McGehee and Pearce? Really? Two weak hitting, all(on rare occasions) or nothing hitters.

    I keep telling myself it’s only a game. An irritating one at the moment.

  115. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I know only one-Phelps.
    ===============
    What about Nova and Nunez?

  116. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Like that Seinfeld skit:
    We know how to get baserunners we just don’t know how to bring them in.
    We are due for one big inning a game…usually by the HR.
    That’s how we win…
    No surprise today.

  117. jackamir September 29th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    MTU September 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Jackamir-

    I think you should look at Hal not Cashman on that one.

    He writes the budget
    ——————————————————————————
    You could be right!!! That’s why I miss the Boss!!!

  118. JM September 29th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The magic number for clinching a playoff spot is 2 I believe. Still five for the division

  119. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Mick-

    If you’re the opposing GM are you willing to give up talent for Nova, with the way he pitched or Nunez with questions about his defense?

  120. Yankee Trader September 29th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    New Post————->

  121. mick September 29th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    YT
    Yes.
    They would do fine with the Royals.

  122. Duh Innings II September 29th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Hear me out:

    A-Rod and his homerun milestone bonuses to the Cubs for Alfonso Soriano in the offseason.

    Yanks take on Soriano’s $54M for 2013-15 ($18M a year, a $20M savings for 2013-15) plus pay up to $30M in A-Rod’s homerun milestone bonuses for up to $84M total and a $60M savings.

    The Cubs take on A-Rod’s remaining $114M, $60M more than what they’d owe Soriano but who says they couldn’t pawn off A-Rod’s 2016-17 with or without throwing in cash to an AL team in need of a DH (and an attendance boost if A-Rod is within striking distance of breaking the homerun record) so they spend only $20M more 2013-15 to get rid of Soriano ($74M for A-Rod 2013-14 vs. $54M for Soriano 2013-15)?

    I envision it now: A-Rod to the Cubs for Soriano then to the Mariners after 2015 so he can break the homerun record with them, the team he started with. The Ms will bring back A-Rod because their attendance will plummet to historic lows in 2015 after they trade King Felix in or lose him to free agency after 2014. Or, the Cubs see A-Rod as Sammy Sosa II and keep him the entire length of his contract.

    Up to $84M for Soriano 2013-15 or $144M for A-Rod 2013-17. I’ll take Soriano, thanks.

    Soriano becomes the Yanks 2013 DH who could play a little LF and RF in a pinch. If he sucks, give him 2014 and if he sucks then, release him or see who’d take on him and $X of the $18M he’d be due for 2015 only.

    The funny thing about this trade if it went down is if the Yanks didn’t win the World Series this year but won the 2013, 2014, or 2015 World Series with Soriano, they’d have more success with Soriano than with A-Rod: one World Series win out of three tries (losses in 2001 and 2003, win in 2013/14/15) with Sori vs. one World Series in one try with A-Rod (2009), and it’d have been two WS wins out of three tries with Sori as the 2001 WS hero had Mo not blown Game 7 (which to me was more Cashman blowing it because had he acquired a decent setup man, Mo would’ve pitched only the ninth inning and I think closed the game pitching only his customary/typical one inning not two innings he actually had to pitch in Game 7.)

  123. jmv September 29th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Hi, everyone

    Didn’t catch the game, but seems like I didn’t have to. Same old story

    What I think about:
    -pulling Nunez: can’t understand it
    -putting Jones: there’s nobody else
    -bringing Joba: there’s nobody else (I’d kept Andy, though)

    Why aren’t there enough players? Blame it on Hal and his budget. Cash is hand-tied

    I get Trisha. You root and root but nothing seems to change.

    Maybe if we get dumped from PS there will be a kick on the table. We can only hope


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