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Game 159: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (91-67)
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez DH

RHP Phil Hughes (16-13, 4.10)
Hughes vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (70-88)
Brett Lawrie 3B
Rajai Davis LF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Adam Lind 1B
Moises Sierra RF
J.P. Arencibia C
Adeiny Hechavarria 2B
Anthony Gose CF

RHP Henderson Alvarez (9-14, 4.91)
Alvarez vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Rainy outside so the roof is closed.

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

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

WRAPPING UP: The Yankees are 32-18 in series finales and?have won their last five on the road.

HEATING UP: Robinson Cano has collected 12 hits in his last 19 at-bats (.632 average) over his last five games. The five consecutive multi-hit games matches his season-long stretch (also June 30 through July 4) and ties for the third-longest such streak of his career. He is batting .337 (69-for-205) with 16 doubles and 11 home runs in day games this season.

MOVING UP: Derek Jeter needs three more runs to reach 100 for the season. It would be his 14th season of at least 100 runs, breaking a tie with Lou Gehrig, Rickey Henderson and Alex Rodriguez for the second-most all-time behind Hank Aaron. … Alex Rodriguez is one RBI away from tying Stan Musial for the fifth-most RBI all-time. … If Jeter can manage 15 hits in these last four games he would move into a tie with Eddie Collins for the ninth-most hits all-time. Of course, that would be a fairly epic set of four games.

UPDATE, 2:00 p.m.: Had to watch a lot of these first few innings in front of a TV while I dealt with some random travel stuff, but the reality doesn’t really change whether on television or in person. The Yankees are down 2-1 while still playing one of the worst teams in the league. Big homer by Chavez, great catch by Ichiro, but the Yankees just need to win in whatever way possible.

UPDATE, 2:17 p.m.: Hughes has retired seven straight.

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Think Hughes could have gotten out of the way of that linedrive if he weren’t wearing that absurd mustache?

UPDATE, 2:27 p.m.: Two-run homer by Lawrie and it’s a 4-1 lead for the Blue Jays.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Massive letdown of a start for Hughes, who leaves witha 5-1 deficit after three straight two-out singles in the fifth. Derek Lowe is in here with runners at the corners. Up to him to quiet the Jays and give the Yankees offense a chance to do something. Hard not to notice that the out-of-town scoreboard shows the Orioles winning right now.

UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: Leadoff pinch hit single by Nunez with the score 5-2 in the seventh. Jeter follows with a ground-rule double — his second hit of the day — and the Yankees have something brewing here. Of course, they had a lot of things brewing last night…

UPDATE, 3:07 p.m.: Sac fly by Ichiro and it’s 5-3 Blue Jays.

UPDATE, 3:18 p.m.: Cano sneaks an RBI double just past the first baseman and it’s now a one-run game. Yankees are showing some fight in this inning.

UPDATE, 3:24 p.m.: Good luck: Wild pitch lets the tying run score. Bad luck: Swisher ropes a line drive, but a diving catch turns into an inning-ending double play. Unreal. It’s 5-5.

UPDATE, 3:41 p.m.: Boone Logan gets through the seventh with the game still tied.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: Ibanez singles off the lefty — no sense pinch hitting because the Blue Jays had a right-hander loose — and there are runners at first and second with no outs in the eighth. Huge opportunity for the Yankees with Martin coming to the plate.

UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.: Deep sac fly by Nunez and it’s a 6-5 Yankees lead. This would be a big win ona  day when it seemed they might completely fold.

UPDATE, 3:53 p.m.: Either a steal attempt or a hit-and-run. Either way, pinch runner Gardner was off with the pitch, letting him score from second on the single by Jeter. It’s now 7-5.

UPDATE, 4:14 p.m.: Bases-loaded single by Granderson and the lead is up to 9-5. Dickerson is going to hit for Gardner.

 
 

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646 Responses to “Game 159: Yankees at Blue Jays”

  1. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    No one comes since they suck?

  2. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Joba – ” no one comes since they suck?”

    I can’t lay comment,…I’m an hour away today.

  3. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Go Yanks – - – -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D-QD_HIfjA

  4. MG September 30th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I hope Jeter appreciated the 0.25 days off he got yesterday by DHing the first 5 innings, I’m sure that extra rest will come in handy in the playoffs.

  5. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Hi MG! I have to apologize for my jumping on Sprinsteen the other night – wasn’t fair, right or anything to the extent – just showed I can be an as# and the remnant of a prog rock snob.

    Sorry

  6. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Strikeout number 1 for the man with 3.7 K/9 on the season.

  7. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Sorry, ” Springsteen.”

  8. MG September 30th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    that was a great swing by Arod, he almost got the bat on the ball

  9. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Arod!
    As expected

  10. MG September 30th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    He got it out of the infield, that’s great progress, Alex

  11. jackamir September 30th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Unbearable—Kay & Leiter!!!! Dumb ‘n Dumber——-

  12. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Arod and Cano need some patience at the plate. Those were 2 dreadful at bats.

  13. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Five more years of regular play due to his salary. Can’t wait to see him continue to be beaten by every fastball at or above his belt.

  14. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Davis the future hall of famer with a hit. You have to be kidding me.

  15. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Don’t think Hughes is going to get his ERA under 4 today…

  16. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    The Jays are always a bad matchup for Hughes. Too many hanging pitches and fastballs against a fastball hitting team. Not a good start at all.

  17. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    that baby stache has to go….it’s bad mojo

  18. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Hughes needs to lose that mustache before he goes out there for the second inning.

  19. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I still don’t want Yunel on my team. We’d all be out of a job for what he did.

  20. jackamir September 30th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Laz Diaz is in the bottom 1/3 of Umpires. He is awful and has an attitude.

  21. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I was just thinking the same thing about the mustache.

  22. MG September 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hughes picked a bad day to not have his good stuff, he isn’t locating well at all.

    Of course, Kay, who is enamored with anything above 95 no matter where it is, called a 94 fastball a foot outside a good Hughes fastball.

    The Yankees need a professional play by play guy, this is stupid.

  23. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    somebody get Hughes a razor

  24. mick September 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hughes=Choke

  25. Niblick September 30th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Welcome to the wild card.

  26. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Hughes is an ace. The Yankees are on fire!

  27. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Too many hanging pitches from Hughes. Girardi needs to get Lowe up very soon. Hughes doesn’t have it.

  28. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Is Pettitte gonna be ready to go against Oakland in the wild card?

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

    can we score 2 runs?

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

    this is a day where Binder Boy needs the quick hook with Hughes because he isn’t throwing well, not in Minnesota when he had just struck out a guy with a good fastball.

  31. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    he’s throwing that slider an awful lot now….

  32. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    See ya in the one game playoff – - – -Yanks should configure their starters – C.C. though does not do great on extra rest – would rather him start in the one game playoff against the A’s.

  33. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    like every pitch…..establish your fastball Phil…

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

    blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    can we score 2 runs?

    I think they’re going to need a few more.

  35. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I hope Girardi doesn’t go too long with Hughes that it costs them the game. It’s obvious that his command/stuff is garbage and he shouldn’t get the leash that Kuroda or CC does. There are no inbetweens with him he is either very good or terrible.

  36. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Too early to tell, but the Yanks have only themselves to blame if they blow this because they lost three of four to the last place Jays. Save yourself some postseason embarrassment if you can’t beat Toronto at least for two games in a 4 game series.

  37. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    can we score 2 runs?

    —————-

    We only have 6 innings to get the lead!!

    If two more fly by without results I’ll start shuffling closer to the edge…

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

    could have been worse….Yanks need to score some runs and Hughes needs to come out commanding his fastball and pitching off it in the 2nd inning….he can’t pitch backwards

  39. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    CC looked great his start before last with something like 6 days rest. I think it is good for him at this point.

  40. MG September 30th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    he’s throwing that slider an awful lot now….
    ——————————–
    it’s his best pitch so far today, the fastball wasn’t good at all in the 1st inning.

    Of course, Romero pitched worse than that yesterday and the Jays won the game, let’s see if the Yankees have some fight in them.

  41. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hopefully the Jays have reversed roles with the Yanks today…score a couple early, and mail it in from there.

  42. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    “it’s his best pitch so far today, the fastball wasn’t good at all in the 1st inning.”

    yea but he’s got to find that or it’s going to be a short day. Phil can’t abandon his fastball in the first inning and start throwing sliders every pitch…..it just won’t work for him long.

  43. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Showalter is licking his chops.The rest of the country is ready to pounce. And the Yankees need to put up a fight, starting now, to make them all suck it.

  44. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Strikeout #2

  45. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    18 outs left to do some damage…

  46. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    F*ck. 17.

  47. Niblick September 30th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I’m hoping Martin finishes with a higher BA than Grandy.

  48. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Watch now this AAA guy will dominate. I hope the offense doesn’t start looking like the offense that we see in October for the last 4 games. No patience and everyone trying to do too much. It looks like it so far in this game.

  49. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Curtis Erson with another quick out. This guy is pathetic. Starting to hate him and its a shame because seems like a good guy.

    This team picked a bad time to play awful.

  50. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Two runs is a mountain. Losses and diminishing trade value of many players. Great combination.

  51. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Per Kay. “Alvarez doesn’t strike out many”. Maybe because he doesn’t face this lineup often. They make him look like Koufax!

  52. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    maybe we can get a walk and somebody will hit one out.

  53. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Do you pitch C.C. on three days rest for the one game playoff on Friday??? (assuming Yanks beat out Tampa and Angels for the last spot)

  54. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Raul smoked that one……Olay!

  55. JM September 30th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    The Yanks sure picked a bad time to go into yet another of their cold offensive streaks

  56. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    When did Curtis Granderson turn into Rob Deer AKA Dave Kingman?

  57. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Do you pitch C.C. on three days rest for the one game playoff on Friday??? (assuming Yanks beat out Tampa and Angels for the last spot)

    Nope. That would be Pettitte.

  58. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Never before have so many 5 ERA pitchers looked so clutch as this series in Canada.

  59. JM September 30th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Is Curtis even batting over .200 since the ASB?

  60. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Can’t wait for the Yanks to say how their destiny is in their hands. Wrong. Again we are left hoping for a Baltimore loss at the hands of a terrible Boston team. Of course, once the Sox get to face the Yankees, they will play better
    Ha!

  61. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Captain Clutch says:

    September 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    The Jays are always a bad matchup for Hughes. Too many hanging pitches and fastballs against a fastball hitting team. Not a good start at all
    —————–
    Doesn’t help that they’ve seen him 6 times this year.

  62. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Lowe better be warming up right now. They can’t fall behind much more with the Yanks offense struggling. Girardi has no feel for when a pitcher is done. But today he need to use his eyes and get a feel.

  63. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    hughes sucks, apparently.
    they might lose the series to sux.

  64. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Do you pitch C.C. on three days rest for the one game playoff on Friday??? (assuming Yanks beat out Tampa and Angels for the last spot)

    Nope. That would be Pettitte.

    *****

    But what about C.C.’s domination of the A’s???

  65. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Laz Diaz yelling at Yankee bench. Maybe he’ll be our savior and toss Binder Boy!

  66. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    lol, walks the no.9 hitter.

    Hughes shouldn’t pitch for Yankees next season

  67. longtimefan September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    The way I see it the Yankees really only have 2 problems, 1 . Their pitchers make everyone look like Pete Rose, and 2. Their hitters make medicare pitchers look like Sandy Koufax…

  68. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Alverez can be electric, but is given to the blow up inning, so will be interesting to see what happens.

    Gose can run like crazy

  69. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Why can’t Hughes ever get an umpire like yesterday?

  70. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Get Lowe ready….

  71. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Grandy in August, .196. Grandy in September, .174. Best month was April at .262 and 8 HR, and *only* 25 strikeouts. What we wouldn’t give for that below average average right now.

  72. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    You can hang a coat on Hughes’ curve today.

  73. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    2 run double next?

  74. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, the Jays are looking great getting ready for the postseason. Wish my Yanks had this amazing active offense!

  75. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Laz is one handsome character.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/officia.....sp?id=2332

  76. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Again, walking this Gose guy is hurting.
    Make the guy hit the ball. He hasn’t proved he can hit major league pitching.

  77. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    got lucky here

  78. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    wow they got Willie Mays Davis out.

  79. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Hughes isn’t going to last much longer. Before you know it it’s going to be 5-0. The offense needs to wake up.

  80. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Oh-oh, N. McLouth homered to deep left center. 1-0, O’s

  81. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    O’s up 1-0 already.

  82. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Took Baltimore one batter in the home half to take the lead.

  83. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Go Chavez!!!

  84. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Grandy in August, .196. Grandy in September, .174. Best month was April at .262 and 8 HR, and *only* 25 strikeouts. What we wouldn’t give for that below average average right now.

    *******

    Wow. He has been awful but those numbers are simply unacceptable! A rookie can give you soooo much more! Pathetic for Erson.

  85. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Encarnacion’s continued output without Bautista has been impressive – smart 3 year 27 mill contract by AA ( I think with a fourth year option )

    Hurt on alvarez – good experience time

  86. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    there’s one. Next!

  87. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    We needed a walk before that homer.

  88. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Home Run! we scored!

  89. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Derek can’t buy a hit the last week or so…..

  90. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Must be fun to be an O’s fan right now. They never seem to be out of a game, always find a guy to homer and grab a lead and really are on a magical season. The Yanks are old…

  91. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Chavez to the binder: don’t bat me ninth.

  92. blake September 30th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Nate McLouth is just awful….it’s so annoying seeing guys like him keep hitting homers for Baltimore.

  93. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Offense better get it together soon because Phil doesn’t have it. Pitch location, pitch calling, pitch decision, all lacking.

    Need some more than solo homers but it’s a start.

    Looks like we get Buchholz, Lester, DiceK going against CC, Nova and Kuroda. in the Red Sox finale.

  94. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    2-0 Baltimore

  95. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    O’s 3 – Sox 0 – your AL East Division Champs – congrats Baltimore – welcome back to the playoffs – - – -

  96. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    3-0 Orioles.

  97. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Must be having a flashback. Arod with a hit?

  98. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    3-0 Baltimore

    I remember when the Yanks were a scoring machine like this… Nostalgia…

  99. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Did anyone really think that the Sox were going to show a pulse against the O’s? I guarantee against the Yanks they will play like it’s the World Series.

  100. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Baltimore is doing what a good team does in September. The Yankees are doing what bad teams do. It’s up to show they are good enough.

  101. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    More experience for Alvarez

  102. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    O’s 3 – Sox 0 – your AL East Division Champs – congrats Baltimore – welcome back to the playoffs – – – -

    ————

    Just me, but for a guy who spazzed out this winter based on the “overreaction” to the Montero trade, it seems pretty hypocritical to be calling the Orioles the AL East champs right now.

    Don’t have much business calling out other people’s fandom if you’re gonna do that.

  103. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    O’s with three in the first off Zack “Cy Young” Stewart. What a concept, beat up on a sh*tty pitcher!

  104. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Jays are trying to help us out again.
    Can we take advantage??

    If not, at least we don’t get our hopes up for a big postseason.

  105. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Someone slow my third baseman down a bit – no energy drinks or attempts at Rose

  106. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Terrible at bat by Swisher. Not a surprise at all but there was nothing that he could do with that pitch. These guys are dreadful with risp. But we saw it all season so I shouldn’t be surprised.

  107. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Let’s face it. This team is going nowhere, even if they make the postseason.

  108. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Swisher should have not swing. Alvarez was all discombobulated…coulda worked a walk

  109. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Nope.

  110. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The Yanks score with nobody on, get people on base and are sure to drive nobody home. This team needs to be revamped immediately. So many sure outs its ridiculous.

  111. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    LGY September 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    O’s 3 – Sox 0 – your AL East Division Champs – congrats Baltimore – welcome back to the playoffs – – – -

    ————

    Just me, but for a guy who spazzed out this winter based on the “overreaction” to the Montero trade, it seems pretty hypocritical to be calling the Orioles the AL East champs right now.

    Don’t have much business calling out other people’s fandom if you’re gonna do that.

    ********

    It is not overreaction if it is true – - – -writing was on the wall yesterday – you cannot split with the Jays and hope to win the division – and O’s hold the tiebreaker with a better AL East division records – they are in the driver’s seat – - – -

  112. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Unreal catch

  113. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Ichiro!

  114. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The bad with the good: amazing play by Ichiro!

  115. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    What a play!

  116. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Game turning catch?

  117. Binder Joe September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    And that is why I put Ichiro in RF today.

    I’m a genius.

  118. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    WOW Amazing play by Ichiro….

  119. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    that was an unreal play…..I didn’t think there was a prayer he was catching that.

  120. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    It’s not helping that the Red Sox have Kevin Millar, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski in their lineup against Baltimore.
    Them, Pedroia, Ellsbury, and the PawSox.

  121. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Plus – it is not like I am selling my season tickets – just tipping my hat – season is not over – just hopefully have a one game playoff on Friday – being more realistic than anything – if the Yanks somehow prove me wrong – great I would be thrilled – but I am not just physically going to Yankees games in May just to see Montero bat – which to me is disgusting – - – -

  122. MG September 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    that is one of the greatest catches I’ve ever seen by Ichiro…

  123. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    It is not overreaction if it is true – – – -writing was on the wall yesterday – you cannot split with the Jays and hope to win the division – and O’s hold the tiebreaker with a better AL East division records – they are in the driver’s seat – – – -

    ———-

    It’s true? That’s funny. I guess the rest of today’s game and the Boston series don’t count.

  124. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Good thing Jones isn’t in the outfield today. The outfielders are going to have to be good today with all of the meatballs hit.

  125. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Ichiro is one of the few guys who seems loose in this stretch run.
    Nice job.

  126. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Can’t wait to pass Stoneburner’s posts over to my friend, the graduate pysch student ;)

  127. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    The Yankees have no answer for the Maddon shift becaause they either refuse to or cannot hit the ball the other way. Now the O’s and Toronto are using it and I suspect we’ll see it against the Red Sox, especially with Tex hitting from the left side.

  128. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Let’s hope that Ichiro’s amazing catch will not have been in vain!

  129. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    If there has been a must win this season, this is the game. Baltimore is cruising to another win. We must, MUST make sure the worst that happens today is we are still tied to them in the East. WE MUST WIN. NOW!

  130. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Unreal seeing the division slipping away… Is there a chance the Yanks miss the wildcard. Seems like alot of teams are on the doorstep.

  131. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    It is not overreaction if it is true – – – -writing was on the wall yesterday – you cannot split with the Jays and hope to win the division – and O’s hold the tiebreaker with a better AL East division records – they are in the driver’s seat – – – -

    ———-

    It’s true? That’s funny. I guess the rest of today’s game and the Boston series don’t count.

    ******

    Probably don’t at the rate this is going – and not it is not funny – if you are not disappointed over the play really since Tuesday and the miss opportunities – but you are bitter over a January 13 trade – you have your priorities wrong – imo – - – -

  132. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Erson with another out. The guy is on fire with those outs!

  133. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    Can’t wait to pass Stoneburner’s posts over to my friend, the graduate pysch student

    *******

    Don’t worry – I already did that along with the other posts to psychiatrist MD – she had interesting things about “fandom” to say – I will try to upload it to my blog – it is just a two or three page memo – - – -

  134. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Kay is giving me a headache with all of these updates. We get the point the Yanks need to win…Shut up already.

  135. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    .225 average for Curtis Granderson… Just WOW

  136. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Good. We’re past the sucking vacuum cleaner in the lineup called Curtis.

  137. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    its interesting how hard Martin swings with 2 strikes…..

  138. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    If every team hit like the Yankees, this would be a pitchers league. Its amazing how weak is their offensive punch.

  139. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1

    Alvarez thru 4IP: 55 pitches, 54 fastballs, 1 slider. Um, #Yankees might want to sit on fastballs. #Bluejays

  140. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11

    Henderson Alvarez, 9-14 with a 4.91 ERA coming in, just throwing fastball after fastball, daring the Yankees to hit it

  141. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 30th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    HUGE GAME…somebody let the Yankees know!

  142. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    good pitch by Hughes….he’s pitching better…hope it’s not for nothing.

  143. MG September 30th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Hughes is settling in, that was a good fastball for the K…

  144. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Would be much less pain enduring another loss to an awful team if Kay would shut the f up!

  145. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    “painful”

  146. Bobby Murcer September 30th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    its interesting how hard Martin swings with 2 strikes…..

    —————————————————————

    But that wouldn’t have anything to do with his .210 batting average.

  147. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    “Hughes is settling in, that was a good fastball for the K…”

    Unfortunately he didn’t get the memo that he must pitch a shutout to have any chance with his team’s lineup.

  148. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11

    Henderson Alvarez, 9-14 with a 4.91 ERA coming in, just throwing fastball after fastball, daring the Yankees to hit it
    ————–

    I play this game with my 4 year old nephew where I’m the Kiss Monster (I put him in a headlock and give him kisses while muttering the tune of I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night between them)… The Kiss Monster gets ALL the kisses.

    I wish the Yankees had a Hits Monster that got ALL the hits.

  149. G. Love September 30th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    What a wretched group of hitters. I really wish they could hit a button and blow this team up next season.

    The only one’s who deserve to be back are Jeter & Cano.

    The Swisher/Granderson era can’t end soon enough for me.

    If we win the division it’ll be because we somehow back into it because Tampa beats the O’s.

    Cashman did nothing to help this team once the bats went flaccid. Nothing. Ichiro was an owner driven deal. His big move was getting Carlos Lee who didn’t want to come here like that was the bat this lineup was missing.

    I’m sick of watching group. The only at bats I have a sliver of hope for are Jeter, Ichiro, Cano and Chavez.

    And Arod better get used to the boo’s for the next 5 years. He got a monster deal with PED’s and will be stealing from the Yankees from here forward. If he has any shred of decency he’ll retire.

    I actually think we’re going to watch the Red Sox beat us up the last 3 games and maybe knock us out of the playoffs before it’s all said and done. Our pitchers could throw shutouts and we’d lose with this group.

    We take guys with 5.00 ERA’s and make them look like Greg Maddux.

  150. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    None of my reverse jinxes have worked – - – -

  151. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    hey guys….hint….a fastball is coming most likely

  152. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    “Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic.”

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

    What Yankee current said this ?

  153. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Ricardo, admittedly my team aint great, but its still baseball and as a kid it was fantastic to get a team.

  154. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    O’s 4, Sox 0

  155. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    These constant Oriole updates are awful…. I am still in disbelief that our season has come to this.

    But this team has been thoroughly average for most of the year on both sides of the ball.

  156. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Blake-

    Hughes has only one groundout thru 4 innings. I think the Yankees will need at least 4 more runs today to have a chance to win Phil at 68 pitches.

  157. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    ARod

  158. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Maybe Arsmada will see it come up on his Twitter feed and let the other guys know… (that one was for you mick!)

  159. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I’d rather lose the division than tie and potentially have to play both a division playoff game on Thursday and then possibly a WC playoff on Friday, just to make it to the regular playoffs.

  160. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    There we go – Captain starting something – - – -

  161. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Blake- there’s your Jeter hit

  162. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    looked like Jeter hit a cutter or something there….they have hit some hard balls right at people….I certainly hope some start falling.

  163. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Ricardo, admittedly my team aint great, but its still baseball and as a kid it was fantastic to get a team.

    JM, no offense intended, just frustration with this $200 million dollar team that can’t buy a clutch hit in a pennant race.

  164. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Stone,
    No body rooting but you and me. Go Ichi, rats. Go, Robbiie!

  165. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Shame-

    Darvish 4, Greinke 1
    Price 2, Quintana 0
    Saunders 4, Stewart 0

    Is that better? :)

  166. luis September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    What a wretched group of hitters. I really wish they could hit a button and blow this team up next season.

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

    To some extent it will happen…Swish is gone and probably granderson will be traded…But I think they need to start rebuilding somewhere else

  167. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    What is wrong with Arod’s swing? He keeps pulling off the ball and can’t drive it .

  168. Bring in the Goose September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Wow. The Os deserve it.

  169. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    lol, can arod get a hit again in the rest of season?

  170. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Ricardo, I knew you weren’t being nasty!

    Both our teams are going to have to spend this off season.

  171. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Some people would probably find it disgusting, to use Stoneburner’s word, to concede the division in which the Yankees are tied with 3.5 games to play. Very panicky and defeatist mindset.

    Just saying. Probably shouldn’t have a borderline psychotic breakdown based on other people’s fandom if you have issues with how you view the team yourself.

  172. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Guys… not trying to hit the panic button or anything here but I’m pretty sure we only have 6 more outs to win this game.

    *sigh* This team makes my heart hurt.

  173. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Should there be a tie for the Eastern Division title, the Orioles hold the tie breaker and would have home field advantage over the Yankees by virtue of a better record within their division. They also hold the tie breaker over the Tampa Bay Rays by virtue of a better head to head record (9-6), but there are three games left to play in Tampa.

  174. sunny615 September 30th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Jeezus it’s like watching a car wreck in fast motion over and over.

  175. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Can we just give A-Rod away with tens of millions attached?

  176. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    make an adjustment guys….he’s throwing like 90% fastballs….start early and hammer then. They are starting to time him a little better….hopefully they can do some damage before its too late.

  177. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    yanks lose this game and the sux series.

  178. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Some people would probably find it disgusting, to use Stoneburner’s word, to concede the division in which the Yankees are tied with 3.5 games to play. Very panicky and defeatist mindset.

    Just saying. Probably shouldn’t have a borderline psychotic breakdown based on other people’s fandom if you have issues with how you view the team yourself.

    *********

    Get a clue – it is called a reverse jinx – - – - geez – - – -

  179. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    If the Yanks lose, but Angels lose their double header, do we still clinch?

  180. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    ARod

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

    If you’re answering the question, you’re correct !

  181. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Wish there was a way to end the A-Rod Era, one that should’ve never started, but that is water soooo under the bridge. But that contract, unreal when he still was productive, right now is a crime against humanity.

  182. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    “What is wrong with Arod’s swing? He keeps pulling off the ball and can’t drive it .”

    I think the answer to that question is patently obvious. Three letters that rhyme wiht LED.

  183. MG September 30th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    how can Arod be so far behind a fastball when all the has done is throw fastballs?

    At least he hit a soft liner to SS and has a basehit, I guess that’s a step up from 2 walks being a good day.

  184. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I really can’t belive that they are getting shut down by this garbage pitcher. It’s really hard to believe that this offense has struggled all season.

  185. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    “If the Yanks lose, but Angels lose their double header, do we still clinch?”

    the WC yes….we do not want the WC

  186. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    ARod

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

    If you’re answering the question, you’re correct !

    *******

    I confess – I cheated – I thought for a second it was a Yogism – but when you mentioned it was a current Yankees – I just had to google it – apologies – - – - -

  187. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Blake, I think you’re right, Alan Ashby comments a good deal that Alvarez needs to mix things up.

  188. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Lol, thanks Trader… It is nice to remember other clubs are playing.

    tom – I’m still rooting, I’m just cradling a bottle of wine and hiding my eyes while I do mine lol. We’ve just looked so bad these last couple series. I hope we can win this one… I really, really do.

  189. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I wish we could rotate through the AL central every now and then so we could win like 87games and go straight to the ALDS

  190. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This is the key inning for Hughes to keep it at 2-1

  191. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Shizer – - – -

  192. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    that was on a tee…..hanger big time.

  193. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Game over. Season over.

  194. Ys Guy September 30th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    hey guys! Crazy busy these last couple of weeks, i’ve been watching or listening to the games at work and haven’t been here.

    Let’s Go Yankees!

    (can arod really be as done as he looks this pennant race?)

  195. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    And as I say that… I see this. And these tears taste salty.

  196. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    That’s probably the game. You knew sooner or later the Jays were going to reach the seats. Every batter hit deep balls and it was coming. Terrible job by Hughes.

  197. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    the slider is a better pitcher than his cutter…..but Hughes has fallen for it just the same….Phil has scratched I heart cutter off the front of his notebook and replaced it with I heart Slider.

  198. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I thought yesterday was the most frustrating game I’ve seen all season, and then today comes along.

    Is this team kidding me? This is utterly pathetic. The entire stadium should stand and Boo LOUDLY tomorrow night when the Yanks take the field. This is an embarrassment to every fan that watches each game during the season and pulls for this team. Boone Logan blew a sure-win on Tuesday. Thursday was a loss – nothing you can do, and then yesterday – this team blows another sure-win.

    As I type this, Hughes allows a 2-run homer to Lawrie. This game (for all intensive purposes) is over.

  199. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Oh ANOTHER O’s update. Great.

    Do we need this game tracked throughout the broadcast like this???

  200. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    “If the Yanks lose, but Angels lose their double header, do we still clinch?”

    the WC yes….we do not want the WC

    Better pray they can even hang on to the WC at this point!

  201. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Game over. Season over.

    *******

    I have tried that – negative reverse jinxes do not work this year – I am left with only hope that Tampa puts the smack down on the O’s and the Yanks beat up on the Sox coming back to good new YS – - – -

  202. MG September 30th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    bad pitch although Arod would have fouled it back…

  203. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Does anyone think they can score 5 runs to win this game? I’ll watch and hope, but I would be shocked.

  204. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I should find a better way to spend my afternoon than this masochist practice of expecting a Yankees win.

    For the first time this season, I start to believe we will lose the division. This team is awful.

  205. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    OK, this is it. We’ll see if the offense has any life or crawls meekly tinto the WC game.

  206. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Phil flirting with Robin Roberts HR rates, but without the upside.

  207. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    It’s OK.
    We were all holding out hope for the postseason and this will bring our expectations back where they should be.

    So, after we lose the wild card play-in game to Oakland, do you stop watching baseball or pick a new team to root for?

  208. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Now it’s onto the Wildcard (if that’s possible)

  209. Madrugador September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Oh well there is always next year.
    They won’t win today and they will drop 2 out of 3 to the Sox. They don’t deserve to go to the playoffs.
    Some major changes in the offseason please.

  210. J2L September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Let go Red Sox …

  211. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    The Yankees will now have a lot to contemplate flying back to NY if they are in 2nd place.

    jmills-

    Trade you the Yankees 1,2,3 hitters today for your 1,2,3 hitters.

  212. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Get a clue – it is called a reverse jinx – – – – geez – – – -

    ———

    You’re so full of it.

  213. Bring in the Goose September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Season over.

    Book the tee times.

  214. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Hughes leaves everything up, so there’s no surprise that balls get crushed.

  215. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I think it’s fair to say that the Yanks will be playing a 1 game play off on Thursday. Pettitte better get himself ready. The Rays will give up once they are elminated and the Yanks aren’t good enough to sweep even the terrible Sox. This team has been .500 since the all star break and it shows.

  216. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Does anyone think they can score 5 runs to win this game? I’ll watch and hope, but Iwould be shocked.

    *****

    Seems like we are the chokers this season. This collapse is amazing.

  217. Bobby Murcer September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Unfortunately, we have to play this game as if it was an elimination game. Binder Joe
    can’t give up now. One more hit, and Hughes gets pulled. And we better think about
    using Robertson for two innings and Soriano for 4-5 batters. Can’t give up another run.
    Period.

  218. sunny615 September 30th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    If they can’t beat a last place team – they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.

  219. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    This team sucks. I have to go back a number of years to find a hitter I enjoy watching as little as Granderson at the plate.

    I had a terrible feeling about this series. Still infuriated with Girardi for batting Granderson and Jones back to back yesterday.

    Congratulation to Bobby Valentine. Your performance this year was the single worst managerial performance I have seen in the last two decades and the only thing you knew how to get right was rolling over for Baltimore to hurt the Yankees.

    So your singular accomplishment was losing the right way for three games. Valentine sucks even worse than the Yankees.

  220. JM September 30th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I will always be a Yankee fan. have been one for 40 years, but geez, I have really disliked watching this team for most of the past three months. Bad at-bat after bad at-bat, pitching that’s usually not quite good enough. They are, sadly, predictably boring and frustrating, all at the same time.

  221. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Does anyone think they can score 5 runs to win this game? I’ll watch and hope, but I would be shocked.

    ————-

    The fan in me says we can do it, that there’s always a chance.. but the real me that’s watched this team play all season is with you austinmac. I’d be pretty surprised.

    That being said, if we can pull it off it could be just the momentum thing we need to get us on track somehow for a playoff run. (I’m ignoring that we’re playing the Toronto Blue Jays right now)

  222. sunny615 September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    think the dodgers want the rest of the old yankees?

  223. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Look at binder boy in the dugout. Such intensity!

  224. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    the team is so overpaid. the worst is yet to come.
    apparently most of them can’t wait offseason break begins.

  225. Ys Guy September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    trader, i think you’d have to give him the 4th hitter in order to get him to take the third hitter.

  226. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I think we should put Boonie in

  227. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Phil flirting with Robin Roberts HR rates, but without the upside

    ———

    Roberts gave up only 1 HR per 9 in his career. Hughes gives up like twice that this season.

  228. Bobby Murcer September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    That’s it, pull him.

  229. yanks28 September 30th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Is it just me, or is Cashman totally culpable? How many years does it take for a GM to see that Phil Hughes just doesn’t have what it takes? Or that Curtis Granderson is Dave Kingman redux? Or that Nick Swisher is someone who can hit only mediocre pitching? There’s a lot of griping about A-Rod, but he’s not really the problem–especially since he was hurt for a long stretch of the season. There are a lot of bums who are more guilty, none more than Cashman. One can’t just expect different results with the same group of (older) lame-o’s.

  230. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Unfortunately, we have to play this game as if it was an elimination game. Binder Joe
    can’t give up now. One more hit, and Hughes gets pulled. And we better think about
    using Robertson for two innings and Soriano for 4-5 batters. Can’t give up another run.
    Period.

    —————-

    Yes, compound this awful loss by shattering your bullpen, as well.

    Not even Girardi is as dumb as all that.

  231. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Get a clue – it is called a reverse jinx – – – – geez – – – -

    ———

    You’re so full of it.

    *******

    Very classy – - – and ironic that you keep following me around. And yes – it is a reverse jinx you moron – and you fell for it – - – -if it wasn’t – don’t you think I would be telling you so right now that i was right being down 4-1 and things are even worse – - – -

  232. Carlo September 30th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    This is the most pathetic team I have ever watched. Lose 4 of 7 to toronto and minnesota. I love the fact that people think boston is a series they will win……they won’t.

  233. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    ARod

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

    If you’re answering the question, you’re correct !

    *******

    I confess – I cheated – I thought for a second it was a Yogism – but when you mentioned it was a current Yankees – I just had to google it – apologies – – – – -

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

    I just came across it on a “10 dumbest athlete quotes of all time.”

    Hadn’t seen it before.

  234. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    “If they can’t beat a last place team – they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs.”

    nope….this thing was on a silver platter….they had a lead and we going to Minnesota and Toronto and at the moment it looks like they are going to come away 3-4…. which just isn’t good enough

  235. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I love when they show Girardi in the dugout. He looks like he is going to crap his pants with that nervous look on his face. Torre was able to hide every emotion but Girardi can never hide anything.

  236. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Does Phil come out for the 6th?

  237. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Hughes sucks.
    Yankees suck.
    Sanchez sucks.
    Jets suck.

    Wonder how the Giants are going to get on tonight?

  238. jackamir September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Phil wants out. His body language says get me out of here!!!!!

  239. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Does our offense?

  240. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Does Phil come out for the 6th?

    He shouldn’t still be in now.

  241. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    LGY,
    You’re right, Robin went nine innings nearly every start, seemed like.

  242. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Phil,

    Shave your idiot mustache.

  243. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Yanks trail 4 to 1, but for some reason I have more hopes on the Sox, who trail now 5-1. Nah, both are pathetic offensive teams.

  244. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I am ashamed and embarrassed to be a Yankees fan

  245. blake September 30th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    that mustache is horrible….I blame the last few games on it.

  246. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    How the hell did this team ever have a 10 game division? Could I have been hallucinating?

  247. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    They will be replacing Hughes with Lowe on an artificial turf. That will go well too.

  248. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Joe started the “A” offensive lineup and offensive they have been. I think he’s worried that the FO might very well pay him his last year to take a hike. If you see him using Smiley Jones today, I’m wrong!

    Francona, if offered the Indians job, might want to wait a few weeks.

  249. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Man…. it’s hard to get mad at Hughes because he’s given them so many good starts this month.. but this is bad news bears right here.

  250. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Hughes sucks, really.

  251. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    How the hell did this team ever have a 10 game division? Could I have been hallucinating?

    *******

    Nahh – injuries – - – -

  252. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Quick poll question – who was the last Yankee hitter that was as frustrating to watch at the plate as Granderson?

    I’m having a mental block here.

  253. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Epic collapse. No other way to put it. They’ll lose this 10 – 2. What a waste of $209 million.

  254. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Will somebody wake binder boy?

  255. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Why am I not surprised that a pitcher isn’t ready to come into the game now? Girardi has absolutely no feel for when to pull a starting pitcher. In a must win game Girardi allows Hughes to give up a 5th tack on run. He really is a bad manager.

  256. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    How the hell did this team ever have a 10 game division? Could I have been hallucinating?

    ————

    Interleague play??

  257. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Silly to burn the pen now. This game is gone. Should be thinking about the wild-card game we may have to play later this week, providing we can win one game against Boston that is.

  258. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I can’t wait to get my pysch friend to write a memo about fans who pretend to put reverse jinxes on a blog.

    Should be interesting. Talk about nutjobs!

  259. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Hughes should’ve been out of this before that batter.

    I’ll give this team the top of this next inning to show me they care. If they don’t score, they are definitely choking. This is embarrassing.

  260. luis September 30th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I am not watching….The moment I tune in, the Jays hit one out or get an RBI hit :( …. One thing is certain, we are in a world of trouble both in the present and in the future.

  261. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Mustaches always reminded me of communism for some reason.

    Incidentally, my dad has one…

  262. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    YT, that’s quite the suggestion. I am looking forward to next season, but SP is what we need ( doesn’t everybody? :) )

  263. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Some of us saw the flaws before the trade deadline. Many called us crazy. This is a flawed team. It cannot be fixed while staying under the cap. Of that, I have no doubt.

  264. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I know it sounds crazy but what really hurt Hughes this year was those infield hits. Lot of bad stuff happened after that.

  265. Carlo September 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Losing players make losing teams. Overpaid losing players make losing painfully frustrating. This team is stuffed to the gills with losing players.

  266. Ys Guy September 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    was that phil’s last pitch as a yankee?

  267. MG September 30th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    yesterday’s game was just an awful loss, today’s game is just like Thursday, a bad start and no offense.

    It’s hard to believe a team can play this bad against a last place team but there you have it, the 2012 New York Yankees.

  268. sunny615 September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    God. This team sucks.

  269. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    It’s funny how from the 1st inning it was obvious that it was going to be a struggle for Hughes. But Joey binder doesn’t have a short leash or even have anyone ready when it was 1st and 3rd 2 outs. How does that make sense?? Yesterday Farrell had someone warming up in the 2nd inning and the game means absolutely nothing for them. The collapse isn’t all of Girardi’s fault but the Yanks need a different manager.

  270. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Quick poll question – who was the last Yankee hitter that was as frustrating to watch at the plate as Granderson?

    I’m having a mental block here.

    *******

    Posada’s last season was more sad than anything – I was not angry at him like Granderson – - – -

  271. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Sanchez throws his third interception. Toss up between him and Hughes for who has sucked most today. I think Sanchez is just edging it.

  272. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Luis, its never as bad as it seems……, although I don’t like being told that when I’m down.

  273. luis September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Joe started the “A” offensive lineup and offensive they have been. I think he’s worried that the FO might very well pay him his last year to take a hike. If you see him using Smiley Jones today, I’m wrong!

    Francona, if offered the Indians job, might want to wait a few weeks.

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

    I would start a little higher than Girardi

  274. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Man, this game was getting so bad I just flipped over to the Jets game… went from bad to worse somehow lol.

  275. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Shame,

    I still will never think your Dad a communist. The mustache only makes him suspicious.

  276. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    You need to wait until next inning to determine whether they’re choking? Let me save you a few minutes. The answer is partially yes, but mostly that they’re not a good team.

  277. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    LGY, could it be any more clear that you make yourself feel better by ripping on other posters’ fandom?

    We all love the Yankees and you don’t get to feel any less s***** by taking your junk out on the rest of us.

    For any of us who love Yankees, this has been one long agonizing slog through blowing a ten game lead in the division. It’s not like you’re not a real fan because you’re annoyed by all that.

    So why don’t you just take your misery like the rest of us, instead of pumping yourself up by ripping on people who are justifiably annoyed?

  278. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    This is the key inning for Hughes to keep it at 2-1

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

    Well, we passed that one.

    Folks, we are what we are. We will get what we deserve.

  279. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Does it feel like Phil gave up after he was pulled from the Minnesota game?
    He’s ready to jump ship.
    Never was built for New York.
    I’ll bet he finds big success when he leaves for the West Coast, though, a la IPK.

  280. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    The flaws in the offense have been building for three ye

  281. Carlo September 30th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Great news, hughes is on regular rest for the wild card game. #greateffingplanning

  282. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I would love a new manager just to shake things up but Girardi, as frustrating as he is, isn’t the biggest issue. This team is just not constructed to win consistently because none of the players perform consistently (outside of a handful).

  283. sunny615 September 30th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Dfa Hughes. Andruw jones too. Hell dump Arod and grandly while you’re at it.

  284. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    for three years.

  285. luis September 30th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Luis, its never as bad as it seems……, although I don’t like being told that when I’m down.

    ==================
    Words of wisdom my friend

  286. I Am Winning September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Yankees_Fan,

    But if Hughes retired him, Girardi made the right choice? Let me guess, Hughes shouldn’t have even pitched in this game?

    I am not a Girardi fan freak. But Hughes is pitching, he can’t pitch through 5 innings? He should get the boot not Girardi. The Yankees batters can’t hit meatballs, yet it’s Girardi’s fault? When Girardi pulls Cano out of a game after hitting a grandslam, or after Hughes is throwing a no hitter through 5 innings, than talk about his terrible managing. Otherwise, stop whining.

  287. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    NICE!! Here we go!!

  288. Madrugador September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I guess there are two ways to rectify the imbalance between payroll and performance. 1. Play better or 2. Pay less. Seems like Hal has chosen the latter and the rest of us need to suffer through the play.

  289. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    These fans, they wax poetics about the Yankees. Oh my, the poetics they do wax. But then they declare the season over. The wax now is a reverse jinx. The hypocritical wax. These poetics are crazy. Can’t wait for a memo about them —- written in wax.

  290. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Alvarez – a change up, please!

  291. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Andruw Jones should have been dfa’d mid-game many games ago. But he definitely should have been dfa’d after his second strikeout yesterday.

  292. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This hurts more especially after his Tuesday’s start was ruined for him.

  293. Niblick September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Hughsie didn’t have good command today, but he battled and kept us in the game. You’ve got to tip your hat to the Blue Jays. They’re a real tough team.

  294. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Girardi can’t be blamed for hoping he wouldn’t have to go to Lowe early. That isn’t an attractive option.

    He can line these guys up in the line up any way you want. They can’t score.

  295. Madrugador September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Another lead of runner on second that won’t score.

  296. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    My repeat post for the day until it becomes true: 2013 OF – Gardner, Suzuki, Swisher, S.Hairston – - –

  297. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Can you see the irony? Yanks focused mainly on pitching in the offseason. Now not only has the offense departed them, but count how many trusted starters they have? CC and Pettite. Kuroda has been bad lately. Phil and Nova are not even close to being reliable.

    Can this offense wake up off such a bad situation? Cano starts it with a little hope…

  298. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    What is this nonsense about being judged on the final 4 games of the season??? This team should have won more games this year, period. It should not come down to the final 4 games which is why the judgement is warranted.

  299. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    They aren’t choking they have been a bad team since June. Cashman has never addressed the offense since Damon and Matsui left. It’s hard to win with so many guys having bad years and not enough good bats in the lineup. Cashman tried to cover it up with old veterans. Maybe this off season he will actually realize they need a 1-9 offense once again instead of 1-4.

  300. comet September 30th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Is anyone honestly surprised?

  301. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Michael Kay should not talk about baseball as if he knows what the hell he’s talking about.

    Boone Logan hasn’t done an OUTSTANDING job this year!! He’s been an average BP pitcher and not even our best LOOGY!!!!

  302. Pat M. September 30th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This can’t be how The Derek Jeter Era ends ….Jobatipscap, why are you so negative and if Hughes sucks your boy Joba should be throwing in some Legion games

  303. luis September 30th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Girardi can’t be blamed for hoping he wouldn’t have to go to Lowe early. That isn’t an attractive option.

    He can line these guys up in the line up any way you want. They can’t score.

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

    What I fault Girardi in this case is his inability to think outside the box and try something different to jumpstart the offense….The roster construction is not his responsability, he plays with the pieces he has…That’s why if I start a rebuilding process, you need to start a bit higher than him

  304. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Niblick,
    Hughes *may* have battled, but he absolutely did not keep us in the game.
    Don’t throw platitudes like that out there as the season unravels.

    Still hoping for a comeback, but with little confidence based on the recent performance.

  305. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Hit the cut off person! More experience for Alvarez – good!

  306. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Nobody needs a redeeming hit like Curtis…

  307. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Stoneburner,

    In my opinion, that is a poor outfield. And Swisher is too expensive, don’t you know?

  308. backbench September 30th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    And it won’t get easier. Red Sox held Lester and Buckholtz back to face the NYYs.

  309. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Granderson looks might happy for a guy that totally sucks.

  310. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Can we get some guys standing up in that dugout..?

  311. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Kay and Leiter talking up Girardi like he’s a genius. What buffoons!

  312. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I think Niblick’s post was an excellent sarcastic precap of the comments we might expect to hear after Phil Hughes sucked and we got throttled by a crappy last place team (I translated to remove the sarcasm).

  313. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    comet – No, lol.

    But if we can pull this one out it could be a nice confidence booster.

  314. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    These fans, they wax poetics about the Yankees. Oh my, the poetics they do wax. But then they declare the season over. The wax now is a reverse jinx. The hypocritical wax. These poetics are crazy. Can’t wait for a memo about them —- written in wax.

    ******

    First of all – that is not the technically correct style I used (which I have since apologized for – which is fact). Second, you need to do it a bit more crazy. I like the written in wax part – but the rest of it is too controlled. I would have tried:

    The wax – these fans
    The poetics – declaring season over

    The poetics of wax – saying over for this season – the jumping off the bridge – crashing to the water. The wax poetics of MD memo’s analyzing the very poetics of these blogs. These fan boys of the season over – the disappointment, premature giving up – the abandonment under any fandom property law of the season – the poetics of leaving and selling your tickets for the rest of the season – the wax poetic – the memo “written in wax.”

    SMH – if you are going to mock it – do it right. And I am no longer weirded out by the attention – it is sadly flattering – - – -to quote Kahn: “You still remember me Admiral. I cannot help but be touched.” Wax on – - – -

  315. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Way to go Grandy! You are worthless.

  316. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Granderfail.

  317. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Can they DFA Grandyman b4 his next AB?

  318. luis September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    comet September 30th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Is anyone honestly surprised?

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

    ;) Hello comet!

  319. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    Stoneburner,

    In my opinion, that is a poor outfield. And Swisher is too expensive, don’t you know?

    ******

    That is fair – I am just trying to think of one year stop gaps to 2014 – - – -

  320. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    And it won’t get easier. Red Sox held Lester and Buckholtz back to face the NYYs.

    ———

    Which is why Valentine is the ultimate loser. His single moment of triumph this year was getting buggered by the Orioles and lining up his pitchers for a Yankees series where his own team faces last place.

    Congratulations, Bobby! You’re the most pathetic AL East manager I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen Stump Merrill.

  321. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Granderson you are a pathetic waste of space in the lineup.. Seriously!!

  322. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Hahahaha not even with bad fielding can Curtis Erson catch a break. What a pathetic offensive player. Embarrassing

  323. MG September 30th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Granderson swung at a pitch not only outside but ankle high, what is up with him?

  324. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    #Yankees have 3 hits with RISP the past 2 days, each by Swisher. None scored a run. #hardtodo

  325. The Return of Stoneburner September 30th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Of course – Swisher would not be a one year stop gap – but I just do not know who to really replace his production – which I think is solid over the course of a season – - – -of course – I am not a GM – I only play one on the internet – - – -

  326. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    so much for mounting a rally… Geez, weak groundouts…

  327. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Granderson SUCKS

    Likable guy, plays hard. But just a tragically bad hitter. Man, does he suck.

  328. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Why was Swisher smiling? He should have been home by now.

  329. YankeesFanNYC September 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t post much here but I said early in the season that this disaster would happen and Yankee Fool-Aid drinkers called me a fool. LOL!!! He who laughs last!!!

  330. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I would have Hughes throw an inning or 2 on Wednesday. Just in case the Yankees make it to the division round. So he won’t have too long between starts if he has to pitch G4.

  331. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Granderson failed to get runner over who would have scored on the Ibanez out

  332. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    The Blue Jays.. who are in contention for nothing and have been since like, month 2 of the season, are fist pumping.

    3 outs to make up for this deficit!!

  333. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    So they failed to score? I stopped watching – too frustrating.

  334. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    My bad. Thanks Niblick, for prepping me for the Girardi junk.
    Will he also tell me Teixeira is “a player for us” tomorrow?

    That was some clutch RISP hitting by the Yanks.

  335. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    @Joelsherman1

    #Yankees have 3 hits with RISP the past 2 days, each by Swisher. None scored a run. #hardtodo

    Can’t wait for the Binder-Sherman rematch after today’s game!

  336. yankeenate September 30th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    This team is going to mess around and blow the division. And then lose the wild card play in. They just can’t put it together. Way too many underperforming. Frustrating for sure.

  337. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    The only positive about the wildcard is that if you win the game, you avoid facing Verlander in a short series where the ump undoubtedly gives him an extra foot off both sides of the plate.

    Not that this crappy team is going to do anything, but at least there’s that.

  338. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Comet, hope being around us makes you feel better given your recent events!

  339. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Three of Alvarez’s four highest strikeout totals this year have come against the Yankees.

  340. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I hate to say this but I almost wish the season were already over.

  341. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    They probably wouldn’t have scored without the wild pitch.

  342. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Since when did Chris Davis reincarnate as Barry Bonds?

  343. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    If the Rays lose today does that put them out of contention completely? Should I start hoping for that?? I’m in a glass case of emotion right now…

  344. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    “@mikeaxisa: Three of Alvarez’s four highest strikeout totals this year have come against the Yankees.”

    There’s probably a lot more AL pitchers that can also lay claim to that distinction.

  345. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    They don’t need to keep updating the O’s score. Unless the red sox tie it or take the lead.

  346. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Position players Id love to see in other uniforms next season:

    Curtis Errson, Andrew Jones, A-Rod, Teixeira, Raul Ibanez (not personal, just need better and younger there.)

  347. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Our 0-58 record after being down by the 8th inning tells me this is our last chance to make something happen…

  348. backbench September 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Somebody named “Wild Pitch” is the only player in the lineup who can drive in a runner is scoring position. No doubt a Boras client.

  349. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    We all just play GM on the Internet, but I think I prefer some of you to the decision makers who constructed this team

  350. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Does Showalter have a binder…just wondering.

  351. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Cecil on only for the lefties.

  352. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    If you want a reason why the Sox are holding back Lester and Bucholz for the Yankees series (if that is what they did, I haven’t looked at the rotation) you need to look at Binder Boy’s use of his minor league pitchers last year in Tampa when the Yankees blew the 7-0 lead and put the Rays in the postseason.

    Teams don’t forget and I’m sure the Sox ownership hasn’t either.

  353. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Our 0-58 record after being down by the 8th inning tells me this is our last chance to make something happen…

    Actually its 0-58 or whatever when down AFTER 8, so we have 2 more innings!

  354. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Shame,
    Seem to remember being down 4 in the 13th, and winning. Am I dreaming?

  355. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    “Our 0-58 record after being down by the 8th inning tells me this is our last chance to make something happen…”

    On Bizarro World this is perfection!

  356. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Cecil on, only to face the righties :)

  357. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Oh is it, JF?! All this time I was thinking we were 0-58 when losing in the 8th. Okay then, hope springs eternal!

  358. Niblick September 30th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    They’re one game over .500 since July 18. Soon to be even .500. That’s two and a half months of mediocrity. Not playoff caliber. Mediocrity.

  359. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    We’re only 8-58 when losing after 7!

  360. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    tom – That was a tied game… our record when we’re losing by 1 run or 10 late in games is abysmal.

    We also scored like 6 runs in one inning in a game last week.. but that doesn’t mean I’m expecting it.

  361. G. Love September 30th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    One of the nicer things you can say about this Yankee team is when an opposing pitcher is on the ropes the retreat to their corner without being asked to by the ref so the pitcher doesn’t get hurt.

  362. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    That worked out well.

  363. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    We’re only 8-58 when losing after 7!

    ————-

    Oh is that what hope looks like lol?? Hey, I’ll take it!

  364. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Maybe binder can put in a pinch runner for Nunez today!

  365. yankeenate September 30th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    What sort of joke of a team loses 3 of 4 to the hapless BlueJays? Your 2012 Yankees.

  366. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    tom, we were not winning after 8 in that 4-run deficit 13th inning comeback?

  367. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    maybe Arod can help this rally by getting hit by a pitch or working the count…

  368. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Shame,
    Don’t expect it, but you can root for it, can’t you?

  369. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Hey Joe, maybe you should have thought about Nunez instead of Jones A MONTH AGO.

  370. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I’m always rooting for them to win, tom.

    Now would be a good time to start getting some runs in, nice job Derek!

  371. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    We got Delabar for Eric Thames – more fool Seattle – Synder, though, for Lincoln?

  372. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Double for Cap’n. Let’s go, boys.

  373. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Inch by inch…

  374. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    at least Jeter is a pro, now Ichiro can really help once again

  375. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    time for Arod to get in front of one and get the HBP…

  376. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Yankee mojo and GB7 disappeared during the Oakland series.

    Coincidence?

  377. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Any fan of the game, hopes Jeter plays forever ( just stating the obvious )

  378. Joe D September 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Until we are rid of Arod’s contract and get some younger, hungrier players to replace our bench players, we are always going to look like this. We’ve got a few more years until things really turn around. Nunez need to play more. Bring up one of the young catchers. Trouble is, we are locked into the winning now, rather than planning for the future. Cash has done a good job of getting away from the albatross contracts (thanks for blinking Hal, you buffoon) but we are old, injury prone and slow. I’d rather have hungrier younger players than players whose back of baseball cards show stats. Give Grandy his option and hope that a younger alternative comes along the next year. No way Swish is back. Tex’s defense and RBIs make up for the low BA. Robby is a lock. Hopefully Gardiner stays healthy. Just. Some random thoughts. Oh, I’ve been a die hard since the mid 1950s. I know the dark days. I’m okay with some major tinkering. Smile everyone. Colege football is in full swing. Go Sun Devils!

  379. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    it’s hard to imagine how bad Arod has looked on the 1st two pitches…

  380. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I was saying this a couple weeks ago… when I helped out my HS baseball team, I remember a game where a kid from an opposing team literally bent his head over the middle of the plate and took one off the helmet. Our coach was irate that he was given a base but…. I mean, for a guy like Swish, how much of a difference do you think that’d make lol? Whats another one or two brain cells…

  381. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    MG, Delabar has been tough.

  382. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Working the pitcher at least, I do like that.

  383. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Very nice ab. Let’s go Cano.

  384. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Go Cano! Go!

  385. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    A-rod walking is best-case scenario.

  386. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Cano hacking away :(

  387. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Bad hack, Cano.

  388. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Decent chance the bases would be loaded if Cano watched first 4 pitches.

  389. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Cano!!!!

  390. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    \o/ Now please sac-fly

  391. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Before this moment, I was thinking “another double Robbie” but I didn’t want to post it because I’m a believer in the jinx.

    You’re welcome, everyone.

  392. yankeefeminista September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    No sabes?!

  393. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Dontcha know!

  394. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Atta boy Robbie

  395. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Wow – I wish I could do that!

  396. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!

  397. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Yes!
    I guess sometimes hacking helps.

  398. Pat M. September 30th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Looking for a hero…..And Cano is it !!!!! There was a song by that title back in the 80′s I think >>>> Hello Comet

  399. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I wish Moises Sierra never got a hit :(

  400. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    This is the World Series to the Jays, it seems.

  401. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    No sac fly. Let’s dream big — 2 more runs this inning.

  402. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!

    Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

  403. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Decent chance the bases would be loaded if Cano watched first 4 pitches.

    *****

    And we know how well that has been for us…

  404. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Cano needs to hack, he’s one of the few guys hitting.

  405. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Cano hung in there and really ripped that one.

    Swisher has to get the tying run home here, a ground ball to the right side will do it.

  406. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Rage, RAGE against the dying of the light!

    Today we celebrate our Independence Day!

    ————–

    We will not go quietly into the night!

  407. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Score before Curtis comes to the plate, please!

  408. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    :shock:

  409. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    YES!!!!!

  410. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This is good for Loop despite uncorking.

  411. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    RAL-LY!! *clap clap* RAL-LY!! *clap clap*

  412. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Our best player today is a guy called Wild Pitch. Don’t know him but love him!

  413. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Please sac fly

  414. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Can’t remember the last time I saw a Yankee inning like this…

  415. yankeenate September 30th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Nice AB by Cano. Nervous that Swisher and Granderson are up. The pop up/strikeout tendency of the 2 make me less confident

  416. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Can’t remember the last time I saw a Yankee inning like this…

    Funny enough they had a similar one against the Blue Jays sometime in the last 3 years. Won on a walk off walk or hbp I believe.

  417. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    that’s our Arod, works the walk, makes a good baserunning decision.

    What a good punch and judy hitter he is…

  418. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Unbelievable

  419. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Unreal luck

  420. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    There goes our second best hitter today, Mr. Wild Pitch.
    He’s gonna want 10 years, $300 million in the offseason.

  421. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Ok, that looks more familiar. :(

  422. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Line drive has to go through? I guess Girardi doesn’t coach fundamentals.

  423. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Freaking Jays stop playing like you should care! Grrr!

  424. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Old, slow, crippled, no risp, lousy pitching, cruddy manager, lousy, immoral GM, tight-fisted owner, blah, blah, blah. Did I miss anything? Tie game.

  425. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Ca-Yes for earlier. And Hughes won’t get the loss.

  426. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    tough break there, Cano couldn’t do anything once he had taken his secondary lead.

  427. yankeenate September 30th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    People wonder why I’m a pessimist. How do you get doubled off 3rd. Thankful for the wild pitch

  428. Bobby Murcer September 30th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Let’s be grateful we tied the game and got out of what looked like a really dire situation.
    Got to hold them here.

  429. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    They scored five, thanks in part to two wild pitches.

  430. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    There goes our second best hitter today, Mr. Wild Pitch. He’s gonna want 10 years, $300 million in the offseason.

    ****

    Mr. Pitch is amazing! Wish he keeps hitting for us.

  431. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Cano was almost home. Did he know there was only one out?

  432. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Bad base running by Cano there

  433. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Can we get a better pitcher in this tie game?

  434. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Too bad Yunel didn’t have a brain like his glove.

  435. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Pinch hitting for Encarnacion?
    That’s generous.

  436. yankeenate September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    There goes our second best hitter today, Mr. Wild Pitch.
    He’s gonna want 10 years, $300 million in the offseason.
    —————–
    That’s some funny stuff there. Good post

  437. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Lowe is pitching really well today, how will Binder Boy screw this one up?

  438. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Mr. Wild Pitch does his thing with base runners on. That is clutch.

  439. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Overmanaging?

  440. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    tom – No offense, but winning this game only keeps us tied for first place in a division where we once had a 10 game lead. Us winning today, tomorrow, or the next day doesn’t change the fact that this shouldn’t have come down to a dog fight. I hope the adversity feeds a hungry club and works in our favor.. but the last few series have been tough to watch.

    This team should be more consistent than it’s been all year.. we’ve been playing .500 ball for months.. we’re very average right now and we’ve been playing like it.

  441. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    All that being said.. I’m all aboard for whatever sparks this team, and I’m hoping a win today can do just that.

  442. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Why is Boone Logan in before Rapada!? :mad:

  443. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Actually, Lowe has been pretty good.
    I have more confidence in him than any non-Robertson, non-Soriano reliever right this instant.

  444. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I didn’t mean BLogan!

  445. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Oh no, a lefty coming in.

  446. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Girardi has no idea how to manage. He just can’t help himself but to bring in a terrible lefty. In a tied game Lowe is their best option. Leave him in the game. Now Logan will give up a hit or a walk and they will have to bring in Joba. Girardi is really awful.

  447. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    The binder has spoken. Hold your breath!

  448. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Is Rapada hurt?

  449. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    If it wasn’t for that wild pitch it was pretty much guaranteed Alex would have been stranded at 3rd.

  450. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    If he is going to bring in a lefty, why not bring in the one who gets lefties out all the time?

  451. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    When was the last time Rapada pitched again? I was wondering the same..

  452. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    If he is going to bring in a lefty, why not bring in the one who gets lefties out all the time?

    That, is the question.

  453. Boston Jim September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    wtf is he doing? leave lowe in

  454. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    One bad pitch is all it takes. I’m chewing on my nails.

  455. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I hope this move works.

  456. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I felt like pinch hitting for their best hitter was generous, but now I’m thinking it was a genius move to get an effective pitcher out of the game in favor of Boone Logan.

  457. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Farrell brought in Rasmus just to get Lowe out and Logan into the game. Of course Joey binder fell for it.

  458. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    If he is going to bring in a lefty, why not bring in the one who gets lefties out all the time?

    That, is the question.
    —————-
    It must be somewhere in the binder, somewhere.

  459. TheStraw September 30th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Holding breath…

  460. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Rasmus is having good swings. No one would be surprised if he hits a homerun.

  461. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    that was a bad pitch that got fouled straight back…

  462. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Injured shoulder for Encarnacion?
    Too bad that didn’t manifest *before* this series.

  463. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Shame,
    None taken. It’s just the constant pall of defeat over this place. You’re right, we should have been better over the second half, but we weren’t. There are explanations, none satisfactory, but we’re still here. Win this game, that’s all, then worry about Boston. The O’s are going to do what they do, no help for it. Let’s go, Yankees!

  464. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Here comes a walk…In a must win game you have Logan and Joba pitching. Makes sense.

  465. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Whew.
    One more out Booney.

  466. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I still believe in Colby – don’t confuse this with other idiotic statements I make.

  467. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Now Logan gets to face a righty. You have to be kidding me.

  468. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    No walk

  469. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Er, one more out Jobey.

  470. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Yunel, if you do anything but go back and grab your glove, tu ere …

  471. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Logan threw a good slider to get Rasmus there.

    Did anyone notice that the Yankees dugout didn’t help Martin on that popup?

    No one really helped protect him, the closest one was Andruw Jones and he ran away and sat down on the bench.

  472. TheStraw September 30th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    A good manager would have had Robertson in the game here.

  473. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see if Smiley Jones comes in to pinch hit for Ibanez next inning.

  474. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    What a surprise. So you are walking a guy so a bad lefty reliever can face the next batter?! Only in Girardi’s world.

  475. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I want to thank the red sox for laying down for th o’s!

  476. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    tom – I hear ya.. and a large part of why I don’t post predictions of good outcomes (which I promise I make regularly throughout games to myself as I hide my eyes behind a couch pillow) is because I’m frighteningly superstitious when it comes to sports.

    It’s just that every time I get anxious at this point I then end up frustrated thinking about how we shouldn’t even be in this position right now. Seeing people on here rooting for the Sox is just hard to swallow….

  477. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Cofuzz, I concur – Yunel, go homocentric.

  478. TheStraw September 30th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Phew.

  479. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    MG – The guys in the dugout haven’t looked like they’ve been paying much attention…

  480. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Boone!

  481. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    That was scary.

    Not as scary as Errson leading off.

  482. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I’d really rather see Dickerson than the Grandy-man.

  483. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Now the offense has to wake back up…

  484. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Lind heads into next season, the human enigma.

  485. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Good job Boonie!

  486. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    onto the .223, .233 and .210 hitters we go… never thought i’d see a Yankee lineup with such anemic hitters..

  487. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Yeah, nice work by Logan.

    Let’s get some runs here and put some pressure on them!!

  488. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    MG – The guys in the dugout haven’t looked like they’ve been paying much attention…
    —————
    Shame, CC was standing at the rail, I can’t blame him for not trying to help but Jones was standing there and ran away and sat down.

    At least yell to Martin that “I gotcha’ if he goes into the dugout. Swish grabbed him and held him up or he could have gotten hurt.

  489. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    A Grandy walk — again, best-case scenario

  490. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Best offensive play of the last weeks for Curtis: works a walk! Amazing! Great job!

  491. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Ibanez against the lefty? Bring in Dickerson to bunt. This is insane.

  492. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Don’t tell me ‘Swish’ Jones is going to hit here, my lunch hasn’t fully digested…

  493. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    MG – Man I wish I had a dvr, I missed that…

    I think I’m especially hard on Jones because of all the big talk we heard in the OF, and because he really surprised me in the second half last year.

  494. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Don’t like the managing…but another really big hit for Raul.

  495. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Wow..The binder was right for once. Now watch the Yanks mess this up.

  496. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Nice job, Raul. Keep Jones on the bench. Actually a good call by Girardi for a change.

  497. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Wow the Jets are terrible and Sanchez hasn’t even hit 100 yds for the day. What a joke team they are!

  498. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    You would think the Sox of red would play spoilers to the O’s like they did to them last year.

  499. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    nice job by Ibanez…

  500. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Martin should bunt here. Otherwise he will swing for a grand slam.

  501. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    if they can win today, that’s be a miracle, and carry some momentum into sux series.

  502. Nick in SF September 30th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I was thinking, back when they were down 5-1, that a real gut check time was coming. Not just for the rest of this game, but for the next three. They’ve been playing footsie with the Orioles for a while now but have never been worse than tied for the division lead. A game out with three to play would put them in a tough spot as far as the division goes.

    Nice fortitude in tying up the game. Now finish it.

  503. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    you would have to think that Martin is bunting here but I wonder what the binder will say.

  504. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Nick – Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  505. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Good to see a well excecuted bunt for a change. Remember when we couldn’t even do that?

  506. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    that’s a professional job by Martin on the bunt…

  507. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Good job Nunie!

  508. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Nice job, Nunez. The man can hit.

  509. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Thank you Nunie. You have earned more playing time !!

  510. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Nunez can hit and he ALWAYS makes contact. The thing that most guys on this team fail to do. Too bad he can’t field.

  511. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Nice

  512. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Do not go gentle into that good night

  513. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    nice job of hitting by Nunez, maybe he should just DH from here on in…

  514. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Nunie!!!

    I have always loved that kid, errors and all.

  515. igotid88 September 30th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Nuny

  516. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Ibanez still on 2nd?

  517. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Have to admit, I like what I’ve seen from the team after falling behind 5-1. They don’t seem to be on a groove yet, but they have litterally clawled back.

  518. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Jeter again!

  519. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    SWEET!!!

  520. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    derek is the man!!!!

  521. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I would love to see Nunez be the DH for the next 3 games and the playoffs. He is the best option and can hit but Joey binder always goes with his guys over him.

  522. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Hit and run, fercrissakes! Wonderful!

  523. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Good play, having Gardner already on the move there..

  524. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    You would think the Sox of red would play spoilers to the O’s like they did to them last year.

    ——–

    But Bobby Valentine’s main talents lie in being a loser.

    He’s pandered to the Sox fans by rolling over against the Orioles – he’s a good panderer.

  525. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Now we need Robertson to be the good Robertson.

  526. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Nice try, Hech. Jeter, again.

  527. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I love a well excecuted hit and run!

  528. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Jeterian swing right there, just a great job by the Captain.

  529. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    and that’s why he is the Captain…

  530. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Our best lineup has to have ARod at third and Nunez as the DH against lefties right? What are the chances we see that in the playoffs?

  531. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Where was this sense of urgency yesterday?? Oh well.

  532. TheStraw September 30th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Cmon DRob, do your job now..

  533. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I’m not sure it was a hit and run, Gardner was probably just taking 3B since the thirdbaseman was so far off the bag.

  534. LGY September 30th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Ibanez is 2-4 and Chavez 1-2 with a HR today.

    No reason to play Nunez vs RHP. DH vs LHP, yes.

  535. Yankees_Fan September 30th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Nuñez’s bat has never been into question, which should make him a DH candidate.

  536. jmills September 30th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    That’s my future CF. Might catch up later – Errands

  537. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Hopefully Nunez has earned himself the DH spot vs lhp now.

  538. MG September 30th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    As a fan, the Yankees of the last 3 innings are what we expect from the professionals on the team.

    I have no problem with the players (except for Jones), it’s the manager who makes some ridiculous decisions that gets in the way of things.

    6 more outs, guys, you go home tied for 1st…

  539. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I feel like Trisha will be here any minute to chide those of us who got down when it was 1-5…
    Hope, I guess, should spring eternal.

  540. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Jacksquat,
    If it wasn’t a hit and run, it was a damned fine imitation of one

  541. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I like Robertson much more when he isn’t throwing that cut fastball and uses his curveball when he gets ahead.

  542. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Robertson’s walks can drive you crazy…

  543. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Robertson has no business walking anybody there.

  544. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    cofuzz,
    I’ve been here all day chiding you.

  545. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Gardner was stealing. But, why wasn’t he in for Ibanez before the sac fly by Nunez ?

  546. Nick in SF September 30th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Another thing I was thinking a few innings ago: there’s a British media website that has something called a “live table” for the English Premiership soccer league. That means that the current live game scores are taken into account in the standings and update each time a goal is scored in a match.

    If there had been a “live table” when we were losing this game, the O’s would have finally been alone in first place, on virtual paper at least. As they are now until the duration of this game, now that they’ve finished off the worthless Red Sox.

    Let’s hope that’s as close as they ever get.

  547. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Robertson’s walks can drive you crazy…

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

    That’s what I’ve always said keeps him from closing regularly.

  548. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Gardner was stealing. But, why wasn’t he in for Ibanez before the sac fly by Nunez ?
    ————————————-
    the binder fell asleep and forget to alert Binder Boy.

  549. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Good looking curve from Robertson again. Let’s win it’s and use it as a steppingstone.

  550. austinmac September 30th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I would guess Gardner wasn’t in earlier because it was a tie game and ultimately can’t hit if needed.

  551. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    nice swing by Arod, he at least fouled it off…

  552. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Robbie!

  553. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, smart baseball!

  554. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Just walked in. Knew nothing of the score. Closer than I would have liked. I’ll worry about SP at another time if SP didn’t do a good job. No idea how the 5 runs came about.

    GO YANKS!

    DON’T GO O’S!

    (no idea about them; almost afraid to look – but I will)

  555. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Go Cano!! How many times have we asked the Yanks to do that?!

  556. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    That.. was awesome strategery …

  557. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Maybe if Arod got rid of that wad of Bazooka, his batting skills would return. Replace it with Mail Pouch, maybe. but he’s on!

  558. I Am Winning September 30th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    That won’t stop the shift, but he sure did stick it to them. I love that play by Cano. Maybe he would’ve hit a 2 run homer, but at this point, who cares. That bunt was sweet.

  559. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    That.. was awesome strategery …

    Yea really great bunt by Cano

  560. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    A new dimension for Cano?

  561. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks Sux.

    :evil:

  562. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    how long have we waited for a Yankees left handed batter to do that?

    And it takes their best hitter, who is batting about .600 the last week to show the way.

  563. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Oh yeah – GO RAYS!

  564. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Why did that take 159 games?

  565. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    JF – Seriously I wish Tex would do that every now and again…

  566. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Cano has 99 runs scored now

  567. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Angels man…

  568. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Go Angels, too!

  569. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Angels ahead of Texas 5-4, top 9.

  570. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I’m not telling them to do that every AB but once every 10 games adds 15 hits a year and 20-25 points to the batting average…

  571. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    GO ANGELS!!!

    :)

  572. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Go ahead and blow it open so they don’t have to use Soriano.

  573. tucker September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Torii Hunter in pinstripes next year

  574. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Dangit.
    Bass loaded and no outs?
    Not our best clutch situation…

  575. blake September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    This has been an amazing come back…..Yanks looked dead in the water. Despite all this clubs warts they so have some heart…..what a job by the O

  576. Pat M. September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Nick in SF……Are we going to get our 94 wins ?????

  577. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Go ahead and blow it open so they don’t have to use Soriano.
    ——————-
    Soriano has pitched to one batter in a week, he should pitch the 9th no matter what since he’s already warmed up

  578. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Still trying to understand how a team with a +11 run differential can be tied for first with a team 100 runs scored ahead.

  579. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    cofuzz,
    O, ye of little faith.

  580. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I’m not telling them to do that every AB but once every 10 games adds 15 hits a year and 20-25 points to the batting average…
    ________________________________________________________

    They just need to do it when it makes sense. If they want to “let” Tex lead off every inning with a single I’d be just fine with that.

  581. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Yanks CAN score with RISP!!! What a shock.

  582. kd September 30th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    difference between yankees and red sox this year: heart

    not injuries. no the manager. it’s players who care and show up to play every day.

    they’re not perfect, but there’s strong leadership

  583. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    100 !

  584. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Soriano will be fine throwing in the bullpen. I’d rather save him if they get another run or two.

  585. Nick in SF September 30th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Does anyone else feel like we’ve staved off Armageddon for another day?

  586. ricardo1020 September 30th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Grandyman with a hit w/RISP. Ya hear that Elizabeth? I’m coming to join ya!

  587. Nick in SF September 30th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Pat M: yes, we take at least 2 of 3 from the Socks and cash out. 94 wins or bust.

    Unfortunately, we’re about to face a team that hates our guts and the Orioles are also about to face a team that hates our guts.

  588. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Clutch Yankees?
    Grandy with a non-homer RISP hit?
    Is the sun shining on a dog’s butt today?

    I love it!

  589. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    blake September 30th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    This has been an amazing come back…..Yanks looked dead in the water. Despite all this clubs warts they so have some heart…..what a job by the O
    ——————-
    they do have a heart, they just have the Scarecrow as the manager…

  590. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Gotta be honest. Did not see the game turning out this way. Stunned, but happy.

  591. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Let him have it Russell. That pitch was not a strike.

  592. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Ump’s strike zone is generous this inning…

  593. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I’m stoked with this win… I’m hoping the guys build off this and roll over the Sox. The Rays should at least bring it to the Os.

  594. G. Love September 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Wild pitches turned into RBI’s saved our season for a day.

    And the Cano bunt was a thing of beauty.

  595. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Have to admit, I had given up. Some kind of comeback.

    Now have to finish it.

    Need the Rays to win, and then the last series get interesting.

    This team looked down on the mat, though – some kind of comeback.

  596. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Was trying to catch up with the posts but then saw that there were 590+ in this thread alone. That tells me all I need to know about the game. The Yankees must have behind early and often because that’s when their most devoted fans show up to biotch up a storm! When the Yankees win and there isn’t a lot of controversy, the more placid group shows up and there’s peace in the valley.

    :lol:

  597. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Is Tampa Bay still mathematically alive? That would behoove us.

  598. tomingeorgia September 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Shame,
    Gloom and doom do not befit you. Hide behind the pillow, if you must, but keep the faith. #28 is coming soon.

  599. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Team Greedy is still disgusted they didn’t score that runner from third with no outs. Symptomatic of the season really but, hopefully, four runs will be enough.

  600. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Well I set out a wish list this morning and I’m thinking I’ve gotten the Yankee part of it, at least for today.

    Also the Rays are still alive.

    Everything always looks better in the light of day.

    :)

    GO SORI!!!

  601. 4 NYY September 30th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    You can put down Grandy all you want. Why is he the only guy with 40 & 100 ?

    Good CF’er, always hustles, great guy. One more year for sure.

    Yeah, he’s slumped badly, but he has produced with a low avg. and has been rested little.

    Ibanez has helped a lot, mostly earlier in the yr. Chavez has done about his max. Jones, not so much. Even Nix has helped.

    Saying that, we do need to get younger.

  602. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Here comes future hall of famer Davis. Come on Soriano!!!

  603. MG September 30th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    the team that could be in trouble is the Rangers-they could be tied with the A’s by the end of the day and close the season with 3 games in Oakland.

  604. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This isn’t a good game for Soriano not to have it. I would get Joba up in the bullpen.

  605. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Stop screwing around Sori.
    You’re costin my fantasy team points.

  606. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This is a long way from being sealed.

  607. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Can we get a dp to at least keep his pitch count down?

  608. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Soriano never makes it easy.

  609. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    “Still trying to understand how a team with a +11 run differential can be tied for first with a team 100 runs scored ahead.”

    A boatload of very low-scoring wins.

  610. Jerkface September 30th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I think the A’s can only end up 1 gb, but 1 gb with 3 to play is good. Too bad the rangers wasted another Darvish start.

    Finished the season last 8 games 2.35 ERA 2.35 bb/9 10.5 k/9 57.1 IP thats 7 IP per start

  611. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Soriano doesn’t have any command. Girardi has to get someone up in the bullpen. Can’t wait for him to find it.

  612. NYY_Girl_Penny September 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Soriano doesn’t have it. This is a time where you really really miss Mo.

  613. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Maybe there’s a different feel to a 4-run lead than there is to a 1-run lead (not saying there should be, just wondering.)

  614. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    what in gods name is wrong with soriano

  615. NYY fan in NH September 30th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Do we really have to stress over Soriano in the 9th today? Really?? He’s been erratic lately..

  616. Niblick September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Here we go.

  617. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    this doesnt look good

  618. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    This is not happening.

  619. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Girardi can’t treat Soriano like he is Rivera. Get the bullpen up….

  620. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    So now Joe needs to get another guy up. There is no shame to putting in someone else if one of your pitchers just doesn’t have it.

    (My guess/prayer is that Sori will get a DP and then the final out.)

  621. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Seriously Sori?

  622. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I can’t believe what I’m watching

  623. Nick in SF September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I can’t take this tension… they’ve got a case of Diet Mountain Dew on ice for the flight home in case they clinch the 2nd Wild Card tonight…. :neutral:

  624. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    :)

  625. NYY_Girl_Penny September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    HUGE double play!

  626. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    You said it Trisha!!!

  627. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Big DP

  628. jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    jacksquat September 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Can we get a dp to at least keep his pitch count down?

    Thank you baseball gods.

  629. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Don’t make us lament the inability to properly finish off the 9th when we had 1st and 3rd an nobody out and failed to tack on.

  630. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Soriano ain’t no Mariano, that’s for sure. After all we’ve been through today. Even with the DP he’s still a jackass for loading the bases with no outs.

  631. ZMANINSJ September 30th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Diet Mountain Dew???? LOL Didn’t know such a beverage existed.

  632. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Brappy – :D

  633. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    The guy hadn’t pitched in a while. One hitter in 5 days doesn’t count. Thankfully he had a cushion with which to work.

  634. NYY_Girl_Penny September 30th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    In ’96 Torre benched Tino Martinez in the WS even tho he practically got the team there.. he replaced him with Cecil Fielder, why ? Joe T said, “I felt bad benching Tino with all he has done for us, but Cecil was hot at the time and Tino wasn’t hitting!”

  635. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Easy peasy!!!

    :)

  636. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    untuck and exhale!!!

  637. Brappy55 September 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    UNTUCK

  638. Mordot11 September 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Big big win. Have to think we have the advantage going into the last 3.

  639. cofuzz September 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Untuck and de-stress!

  640. bruceb September 30th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Grateful for the win but that last inning left a bad taste in my mouth. Nothing, absolutely nothing, comes easy to this team.

  641. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    “Even with the DP he’s still a jackass for loading the bases with no outs.”

    Something makes me think he didn’t do it on purpose.

    ;)

  642. jmirjmir September 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Good Lord. This team.

  643. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    “Big big win. Have to think we have the advantage going into the last 3.”

    Absolutely. I’d rather be playing the Sux than the Rays, that’s for sure!

  644. TheStraw September 30th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Untuck.

  645. Shame Spencer September 30th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Tom – I don’t like that I’m lumped in with the doom and gloom, tbh, because there are like 6-10 personalities on here at once that are clearly trolls that literally do only comment on negative play. I feel like generally I try to keep a balance of praising/defending guys and being critical.. but this season has been particularly disappointing. In the past 4-5 years I’ve been posting here I’ve never been much of a Girardi or FO critic and still consider a lot of the charges on here to be over the top.. but this season has disappointed me in terms of both.

  646. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    “Good Lord”

    That’s say it all, jmirjmir. The Lord sure is good!


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