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Game 1: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 01, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (0-0)
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Ben Francisco DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP CC Sabathia (15-6, 3.38 in 2012)
Sabathia vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (0-0)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Mike Napoli 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jonny Gomez DH
Jackie Bradley LF
Jose Iglesias SS

LHP Jon Lester (9-14, 4.82 in 2012)
Lester vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: Can’t imagine a better day for the opener. Temperatures in the high 50s. Little bit of wind blowing from right to left. Chance of rain later tonight, but right now it’s all blue skies.

UMPIRES: HP Ted Barrett, 1B Alfonso Marquez, 2B Mike DiMuro, 3B Dan Bellino

THE BIG MAN: CC Sabathia is making his 10th Opening Day start, and his fifth for the Yankees. He’s the sixth pitcher in franchise history to start the opener five times, and the first since Ron Guidry made seven between the years of 1978 and 1986. Sabathia is 1-1 with a 5.66 ERA on Opening Day, including 0-1 with a 7.48 ERA with the Yankees.

THE NEW GUYS: The Yankees have only 11 actively players who were on last year’s Opening Day roster. They have 14 who were not with the team for last year’s opener.

RIVALRY RENEWED: The Yankees have opened against Boston on 30 previous occasions, going 18-11-1 (12-6-1 at home).

STREAKING: The Yankees have won 11 straight home season openers — first home game is also the first game of the season — dating to 1986. According to Elias, that ties the all-time Major League record also held by the Mets, who won 11 straight home season openers from 1971 to 1989.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: First roll call for both Vernon Wells and Kevin Youkilis. Both tipped their cap in response.

UPDATE, 1:18 p.m.: One single and two strikeouts in a scoreless first inning for Sabathia.

UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Nunez ground ball to short. He’s out, but his helmet stayed on. Amazing.

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m.: Here’s a fun trivia question for August: How did the season’s first Yankees base runner reach base?

UPDATE, 1:39 p.m.: Nunez’s throw is on the money, but it’s not in time to get the out at second. The Red Sox 6, 7, 8, 9 hitters have each reached base to score a run and put Boston in front, 1-0.

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Two-run single by Victorino makes it 3-0 in the second.

UPDATE, 1:44 p.m.: And there’s an RBI single by Pedroia to make it 4-0.

UPDATE, 2:06 p.m.: Cervelli flies to reasonably deep center field. Is that the hardest hit ball the Yankees first time through the order?

UPDATE, 2:14 p.m.: Really nice play by the kid Bradley.

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m.: First extra-base hit of the year is a leadoff double by Youkilis in the fourth.

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: Cervy! Two-out, two-run single by Francisco Cervelli has pulled the Yankees within 4-2 in the fourth. Who needs Russell Martin??? 

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: Considering Sabathia’s outing, and how much worse it might have been, the Yankees seem lucky to be trailing by only two at this point. It’s 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

UPDATE, 3:08 p.m.: Well, here’s Phelps. So I wonder if that means Hughes pitched well today and will start Saturday. I noticed Phelps listed as a reliever on the lineup card, but I figured that was a just-in-case kind of thing.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Phelps allows a leadoff triple, but gets back-to-back ground balls — including a 5-2 out at the plate — and gets out of the inning unharmed.

UPDATE, 3:24 p.m.: Well, the Yankees used a total of two pinch hitters and saw a total of five pitches in the sixth inning. Needless to say, they’re still losing.

UPDATE, 3:32 p.m.: In case everyone else caught on before most of the writers, Phelps would still be on normal rest Saturday. I’m just an idiot, that’s all.

UPDATE, 3:59 p.m.: Down three, Cano at the plate with two on in the seventh. This is the ball game, right? Either Cano wins it here, or the Yankees lose?

UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: Yankees get the tying run to the plate with no outs in the seventh. Nunez, Cano and Youkilis each strike out. Down 5-2 as Shawn Kelley makes his Yankees debut in the eighth.

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657 Responses to “Game 1: Yankees vs. Red Sox”

  1. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    LETS GO YANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    #28 Here We Come!!

  3. PacoDooley April 1st, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Repost for new thread:

    RadioKev April 1st, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    It’s not a bad signing for Texas, now they have stability as shortstop and that’s huge. But eh, if I’m going to dream, might as well dream of Tulo
    ———————-

    The attractive thing about Andrus is really that he is amazingly young still (comparable to a lot of rookies) and has been healthy. Tulo is several years older and has missed a fair bit of time with injuries (but when he is not hurt, he is obviously a much better player than Andrus).

    Just yesterday I told my Rockies fan buddy that they need to send the NYY Tulo and CarGo and really embrace the rebuilding process.

  4. cs in la April 1st, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Lets Go Yankees!

  5. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Nunez’ defense will be at least average and probably above if he can just get his fld% to a normal level. And he can hit better than Andrus has.

  6. Patrick April 1st, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I’m kind of down on the Yankees right now but I’m super excited for opening day! Go YANKS

  7. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    How do you rewrite the National Anthem…? I HATE that I didn’t take off today, ugh!

  8. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    WHY do they have an off day tomorrow…?

    Whoever makes up the schedule is a dumb dumb.

  9. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    if the Boss was still alive someone would have been fired for that rendition of the National Anthem.

  10. 4 NYY April 1st, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Think I’ll just watch the game and talk later.

    Go Bronx Bombers(?) !!!

  11. kd April 1st, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  12. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    If you heard that guy sing The National Anthem, you know what I mean.

  13. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Yankees baseball.

  14. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I need someone to explain the National Anthem situation to me lol… what was done? More than just a ton of vocal runs? Are we talking changed lyrics? Was there a sample of Gangnam Style used?

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Okay, here it is! Your 2013 OPENING DAY PREDICTIONS CHART! Predictions are now closed.

    I chose NESN over ESPN. Wish I could be watching YES, but such is life.

    GO YANKEES!!!!! WOO HOO!!!

    PREDICTIONS FOR 2013

    Trisha – 97
    Jacksquat – 96
    Poetkiosk – 96
    Newyorkfanforever – 95
    Jmills – 95
    rm – 94
    Tomingeorgia – 94
    Nilsson – 94
    r115 – 94
    BBfan - 94
    Munson – 93
    Ghostwriter – 93
    Big Al – 93
    The Straw – 93
    Warning Track Power - 93
    Carly – 93
    Tabbert – 93
    CountryClub – 93
    Shame Spencer - 92
    Mike_Boston - 92
    Utility Man – 92
    Chip – 92
    Jmv – 92
    Nick in SF – 92
    Mike Ri – 92
    joecembrale – 92
    pyankfan – 92
    Tackleberry – 91
    RMS – 91
    RadioKev – 91
    ac1 – 91
    massjake – 91
    Yankeefeminista – 91
    Noreaster – 91
    Joeman – 90
    GregD – 90
    Bronx Jeers – 90
    4 NYY – 89
    Blake – 89
    Yankee21 – 89
    Luis – 89
    Astrocityfan – 89
    Austinmac – 88
    David in Cal – 88
    Yankee Trader – 88
    Cashmoney – 87
    Charlestonchew – 87
    Jackson – 87
    PacoDooley – 87
    Bruceb – 86
    Vineyard Yankee – 86
    Bobby Murcer – 86
    Don – 86
    Mike in Harrisburg – 86
    Baby Ruth – 85
    Sammiejohnson – 85
    Joeman – 85
    Felix Unger – 84
    bardos – 83
    Your Worst Nightmare – 83
    Deal With It – 82
    Oscar Madison – 82
    Niblick – 81
    MaineYankee – 80
    Cujo – 80
    Comet – 79
    Blutarsky – 78

  16. Patrick April 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Was there a sample of Gangnam Style used?

    That would be the greatest National Anthem ever

  17. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    That guy change 25% of the notes as written.

  18. RadioKev April 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Bah, and the game is blacked out so I can’t stream it at work :(

    Gameday it is…

  19. tomingeorgia April 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    There ain’t nothin’ better than Opening Day, especially when you don’t know if you’ll see another. Go Yanks!

  20. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I need someone to explain the National Anthem situation to me lol… what was done? More than just a ton of vocal runs? Are we talking changed lyrics? Was there a sample of Gangnam Style used?
    ———————-

    Hard to explain other than that he got the words right but put the pauses in the wrong places.

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    C!!!

  22. pkyankfan69 April 1st, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Nuney… 1 out – 0 errors… Atta Boy!!!

  23. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Fitting that Nunez records the 1st out, (unassisted), in 2013, after being shipped out for his D in 2012.

  24. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!

  25. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Lol, I’ll try to catch the replay later. Maybe the guy had a stutter ;)

  26. cs in la April 1st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Ah, and tuning into Sterling, I was quickly reminded of sitting through another summer of endless Chock Full of Nuts and asbestos mitigation commercials. Uggh.

  27. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Nuney? 1 out ? 0 errors? Atta Boy!!!

    —–
    LMAO !!!

  28. MG April 1st, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    What will be posted first on the blog today?

    1. ‘CC is not an Ace!’
    2. ‘RISP Fail!’
    3. ‘Youk sucks’

  29. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    CC got away with a High Straight Change.

  30. Cujo April 1st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Lot’s and lots of empty seats ……………… just sayin.

  31. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Patrick April 1st, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Was there a sample of Gangnam Style used?

    That would be the greatest National Anthem ever

    ————-

    Whenever I see the National Anthem I’m always like, ‘you know what this could use? A really ridiculous dance.’

  32. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Regardless of outcome today, it’s awesome to see a healthy CC out there again.

  33. Doc Iac April 1st, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    trish put me in for 95 Wins

  34. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Sit down Napoli!

  35. kd April 1st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    cc looking great

  36. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    cc looked good through 1.

  37. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    @Joelsherman1 11s

    CC’s fastball only 88-90mph during scoreless 1st, but gets 2 Ks with his change up. #Yankees #Redsox

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    “Lot’s and lots of empty seats ……………… just sayin.”

    Yeah, and the vaunted Red Sux and their “every game is sold out” BS mantra had to offer $2 off beer and 2-for-1 “Fenway franks” for the month of April just to try to fill their little peashooter of a field.

    Also just sayin’.

  39. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Cc looks great. I love love opening Day on YES, such a treat. Lets score now and draw first blood!

  40. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    CC’s velocity usually picks up with more starts… love the offspeed stuff though. Good sign coming off surgery.

  41. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    If CC cannot get back to 95 mph, i am confident he will figure out how to be successful with less velo.

  42. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. also has a plaque in Cooperstown already.

  43. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Right C is savvy enough to do what it takes to get outs and lots of them. Not worried.

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Doc Iac – predictions closed at first pitch. I’ll put you on the chart but with an asterisk, meaning you aren’t eligible to win the amazing prize and also indicating your prediction was late.

    Sorry. :(

  45. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Bunting lol.

  46. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    A lotta MLB teams lie about the “paid attendance”, it’s not restricted to the R\Sox and Yanks. Probably a secret mandate issued by Bud.

  47. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    @Deadspin

    Sunday Night Football’s producer explains how he covers catastrophic injuries on live broadcasts: http://deadsp.in/YEVYYpb

    I know it’s not game related but this is a really interesting piece for anyone that finds the production end of sports broadcasts as fascinating as I do.

  48. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Bryce Harper goes deep in his first at bat.

  49. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Stadium is Already Quiet.

  50. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    YOUK. Love this guy

  51. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Stadium is Already Quiet.
    ___

    Just waiting for something to get excited about.

  52. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Soulja Boy? Are you kidding me Youk?

  53. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK

  54. Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Bryce is gonna be a monster this year

  55. Doc Iac April 1st, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    @ trisha

    fair enuff

  56. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting to see Alex in the dugout but, unlike Tex, wasn’t introduced to the crowd.

  57. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What was the fan reaction? Cheering for Youk?

  58. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Were those boos or Yous!?

  59. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting to see Alex in the dugout but, unlike Tex, wasn’t introduced to the crowd.

    ————–

    So Tex, Jeter, Grandy and Hughes were announced but Alex wasn’t…?

  60. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    better be Yous !!!

  61. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Get’em next time Kevin.

    C needs to keep going strong as we wait for our 2 or 3 runs to win this thing.

  62. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Interesting to see Alex in the dugout but, unlike Tex, wasn’t introduced to the crowd.
    ___

    Shouldn’t be a shock to anyone the Yankees are tired of Alex and are tolerating him because they dont have a choice.

  63. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Lester is already up to 94 MPH.

  64. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    So Tex, Jeter, Grandy and Hughes were announced but Alex wasn’t…?

    Alex asked not to be introduced

  65. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Can’t tell between Youuuuk and boooo. He hit the ball well though, just right at Victorino.

  66. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    The announce team on ESPN described them as half-hearted Youks.

    Almost sounded like indifference to me.

  67. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    How many pitches per plate appearance will Youk see with the Yankees as opposed to the rest of his career?

  68. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Cujo April 1st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Lot’s and lots of empty seats ……………… just sayin.
    ———————-

    Looks full; maybe a seat here or there but nothing like the playoffs were. My guess is people were milling around during the early stuff.

    There are big gaps between rows in some places that give the impression of empty seats.

  69. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Lester is already up to 94 MPH.
    ___

    Just means when Yankees hitters square up, it will go far.

  70. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    DONNYBROOK – most baseball games don’t have nonstop maniacal cheering when nothing is happening in the game. By the way, I’m watching the game on NESN and I hear quite a bit of noise and cheerful sounds. Perhaps YES has their background sound muted.

  71. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Ball go in on Youkilis.

  72. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    So Tex, Jeter, Grandy and Hughes were announced but Alex wasn’t…?

    Alex asked not to be introduced

    ————-

    Oh that’s what he meant! I read that line from the last thread and was confused. I was too worried about how to fold Gangnam Style into the National Anthem..

  73. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    So Tex, Jeter, Grandy and Hughes were announced but Alex wasn’t…?

    Alex asked not to be introduced
    —————–

    Which is also interesting – afraid he was going to hear boos? A ball player like Alex shouldn’t be so sensitive about that stuff.

    And no, just Tex, not Granderson or Hughes (I think they’re probably in Tampa with Jeter)

  74. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Ichiro does a Robert De Niro impression. Who knew?

    ————–

    Amazing.

  75. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Nixxy with a nice grab

  76. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Nice play by Nix.

  77. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    JF,

    From the last thread….I think if Andrus never progresses offensively anymore than what he is then it’s an ok deal but……but Im expecting him to get better offensively making it a really good deal…..

  78. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    From the last thread….I think if Andrus never progresses offensively anymore than what he is then it’s an ok deal but……but Im expecting him to get better offensively making it a really good deal…..

    yea if he progresses the deal just gets better for the Rangers, but I think at present value and if he just hit like he did the last 2 seasons its a very fair deal.

  79. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Nice play Nix !!!

  80. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Those were pretty close… Lester got one in the other batters box on the first pitch to Cano.

  81. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Blake –

    With Andrus off the market, assuming Derek leaves after his contract expires, my top two FA targets to replace him would be Hardy and Lowrie.

  82. kd April 1st, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    it’s opening day and sutcliff is already annoying me

  83. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    4 of the best seats in the house are empty. Maybe they’re just late but if I’m running the show those seats are getting filled whether they’re paid for or not.

  84. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Righties are hitting CC’s fastball hard.

  85. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Time to set Babe Bradley straight here….

  86. Chip April 1st, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    The question for the Rangers is what they do with Profar/Kinsler.

    If you move Kinsler to 1b then he becomes an average hitter.

    If it was me, I would offer up Profar, Olt and another prospect for Stanton.

  87. tucker April 1st, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Musty would have had that liner …

  88. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    CC is done – take him out and put him on the DL for pulling his right blubber

  89. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Now it looks like CC’s getting squeezed….

  90. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The question for the Rangers is what they do with Profar/Kinsler.

    I assume they are going to trade Profar for someone beastly

  91. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Impressive first AB for JBJ…..CC has to challenge him there though

  92. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    come on DP…
    Bottom of the lineup is always CC’s kryptonite

  93. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Sox signed Pena for this one AB to hit the GS

  94. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Nunez did all he could.

  95. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Profar will be wearing a marlins uniform at some point

  96. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    “Profar will be wearing a marlins uniform at some point”

    You’re killing me!

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    “Now it looks like CC’s getting squeezed….”

    Time to start teeth gritting!

  98. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Good play by Nunez.. and Youk there.

  99. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Good job by Youk, though he needs to remember Cervelli isnt 7 ft tall.

  100. kd April 1st, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    youk made a strong play there.

  101. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Youk showing why he should be at 1st until Tex comes back.

  102. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Impressive first AB for JBJ…..CC has to challenge him there though
    ———————————————————–

    He’s going to be a good one but ESPN is going to be nauseating about him. You’d think he was right up there with Trout and Harper. Great at bat though.

  103. kd April 1st, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    do you think they’ll trade profar now?

    they could get a few top pitching prospects for him

  104. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Ouch

  105. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Gross start to the season.

  106. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    wow completely different first and second inning.

  107. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    That pitch was too fat.

  108. xcv April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    this battle for last place is getting off to a great start

  109. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Now I just hope that this lineup can score 3 against Lester…

  110. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Well done, CiCi. Already an insurmountable deficit. Youk picks you up and you falter anyways.

  111. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Sox are at least showing runs can be scored without homeruns….

  112. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    I don’t like CC’s 89 mph fastball. If he throws it harder, it is cutting way too much.

  113. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    there goes the CY award

  114. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    CC is pitching as if he has 92-93, but he has 89-90

  115. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    My god, help. Munchkinland with a 2-RBI knock. Man up, CC!

  116. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Oi vey

  117. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    89mph is not going to cut it.

  118. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Ugh, not good.

  119. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    CiCi! CiCi! CiCi! The guy is done. Fastball tops out at 90mph. See ya!

  120. I Am Winning April 1st, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    What an ugly start.

  121. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Time to hit the (insert name of corporate sponsor) Sports Bar says half the crowd.

  122. Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    CC is in vintage form. I can’t remember a time when he pitched well on opening day.

  123. I Am Winning April 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I hope this doesn’t turn into another one of these infamous mid season interviews where a Yankees player finally admits they have been playing injured the whole time.

  124. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    if cc is going to top at 91, there is going to need to be some movement.
    these are straight 90mph fastballs.

  125. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    First start but CC looks awful…. Stuff is down….location is terrible

  126. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    All 4 runs created by Bradley. Why didn’t Austin Jackson, Jesus Montero do this when the Yanks gave them their shot…

    /sarcasm

  127. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    CC is in vintage form. I can’t remember a time when he pitched well on opening day.
    ——————————————————————–

    Very true. I think the main concern is whether he gets his velocity up coming off the surgery. Today’s result isn’t as big of a deal.

  128. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    The Rangers are keeping Profar. They can put him at 2B and have an awesome middle infield. You aren’t gonna let a guy like Kinsler stop you from keeping Profar.

  129. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Farrell has all but locked up the MOY award

  130. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    “With Andrus off the market, assuming Derek leaves after his contract expires, my top two FA targets to replace him would be Hardy and Lowrie.”

    Tulo trade

  131. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is the max # of runs our pitching can give up on average lol.. let’s hope our bats show up!

  132. I Am Winning April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    That ball was hit about 400feet good thing it was dead center and a mile high.

  133. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Let’s hope he is just building arm strength.

  134. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Bradley looks like a player to me. Wish we had him.

  135. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    The Rangers are keeping Profar. They can put him at 2B and have an awesome middle infield. You aren’t gonna let a guy like Kinsler stop you from keeping Profar.

    A lot of Profar’s cool prospect status comes from being a SS though. If they could get Stanton for him I think they’d do it.

  136. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    We will not even get 4 baserunners in this game, let alone 4 in an inning or this game.

  137. kd April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    lessons after one at bat- jackie bradley junior is a hall of famer

  138. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    All 4 runs created by Bradley. Why didn’t Austin Jackson, Jesus Montero do this when the Yanks gave them their shot…
    ___

    If you listen to ESPN, JBJ is going to be better than Ruth, Mantle and DiMaggio — Combined!

  139. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    ESPN is going to get soooo tiresome about Bradley Jr.

  140. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    “I hope this doesn’t turn into another one of these infamous mid season interviews where a Yankees player finally admits they have been playing injured the whole time.”

    Those always hurt (in more ways than one…)

  141. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    No worries…. With our offense 4 runs is no big deal !

  142. RadioKev April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    CC lose too much weight?

  143. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Bradley already has more plate discipline than Cano.

  144. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    It seems like the Yankees give up a lot of runs early in games

  145. mick April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    cano still wont take a walk.

    cc needs to put some meat on his bones.

  146. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    ESPN is going to get soooo tiresome about Bradley Jr.
    ___

    You mean we shouldn’t be honored to have JBJ on our televisions?
    Even NESN isnt pushing him the way ESPN does.

  147. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Thank god we have Nova.

  148. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    austinmac says:
    April 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    Bradley looks like a player to me. Wish we had him.

    He’s been over hyped but first AB to lay off those sliders was pretty impressive….hope Mason can be our one of those soon

  149. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Bradley already has more plate discipline than Cano.
    ___

    Cano has a 7 or 8 pitch AB.

  150. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I’m sure CC’s velo will be there… he didn’t get a lot of innings in ST, we all knew he’d take some time to get everything together. Even in the past he’s needed a month or so to really get rolling. The big man pitches better as the weather gets warmer.

  151. xcv April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    felix hernandez and verlander will be available around 2025. yanks can get a real ace or two then

  152. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Yanks will get no-hit this week

  153. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:48 pm
    ESPN is going to get soooo tiresome about Bradley Jr.
    ////

    Right. THe guy looks decent, but really, this has been a promo for him from the get-go. ESPN is so incredibly biased, it’s an embarrassment. And yes, tiresome!

  154. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    This is our 2013 team .. And idiot Girardi batting ichiro 7th. This year will show everybody just how bad a manager Girardi is.

    Lol at that at bat by the empty Wells. Here we go with the bronx bloopers!

  155. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    ESPN is going to get soooo tiresome about Bradley Jr.
    ___

    You mean we shouldn’t be honored to have JBJ on our televisions?
    Even NESN isnt pushing him the way ESPN does.
    —————————————————————–

    He had an awesome spring and is a good player but you’d really think that he’s on the same level as Mike Trout. That was a great first at bat but it just gets so old. Even if that was a Yanks player it would be annoying after one at bat.

  156. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    If I’m the Rangers then with Andrus locked up I absolutely take Profar and Olt and whoever else and go after Giancarlo at the deadline…..I bet they do

  157. Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Pedroia owns CC. He always , always has great ab’s against him. #hobbitball

  158. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Not much C can do if his velo isn’t there and his curve isn’t breaking. Threw some nice changeups and sliders. He’s not there yet. What can you do.

  159. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    at least lester isnt getting that side of the plate either.

  160. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Ooooooo, Cano had a 7 or 8 pitch plate appearance. In his 30th season in the big leagues. I’m astounded.

    /sarcasm

  161. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    A-Rod spotted by the CF camera getting a rubdown by two cheerleaders in the BP runway

  162. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I’m declaring today National JBJ Day.

  163. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    If anyone thinks Tex or Arod will come back and help this offense i half salute you

  164. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    A-Rod spotted by the CF camera getting a rubdown by two cheerleaders in the BP runway

    ———
    lmao !

  165. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    eventually we may get the ball out of the infield…;

  166. Patrick April 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Wells, Francisco, Ichiro, Nix, Cervelli …

    I am literally crying IRL

  167. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Cone holding back on the chopstick this season.

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I don’t know where you guys have been, but it was a challenge last year to get pitches to hit for Cano.

    Nothing new.

  169. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    if Nunez doesn;t homer, this team doesn;t score

  170. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    The Rangers are keeping Profar. They can put him at 2B and have an awesome middle infield. You aren’t gonna let a guy like Kinsler stop you from keeping Profar.

    A lot of Profar’s cool prospect status comes from being a SS though. If they could get Stanton for him I think they’d do it.

    ———–

    Probably.. but they’d need to include more. And the Rangers have a pretty good system. I don’t know it that well, but I thought they had some OF prospects coming up. If they’re committed to Profar at SS then I’d try Andrus at 2B. Neither position is a big power bat position and they’re both so good defensively it’s hard to imagine the change would be that difficult to overcome… I dunno how Andrus would feel about it though, I guess they’d really have to massage that ego. I dunno if the contract being completed makes it easier or harder.

  171. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Send Ichiro here, try to create.

  172. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    They should just lay off. Lester is rarely in the strike zone.

  173. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Being no hit on opening day would just rock!

  174. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Thank goodness we have Nixy for some easy offensive outs.

  175. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    They should just lay off. Lester is rarely in the strike zone.
    ___

    You were saying?

  176. blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Lolffense

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Love the familiar feel of the lohud “faithful” – small crowd though it may be. Second inning and the game is already over.

    LMAO!!!

  178. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Ots pne thong to mot have a team that doesnt hit HR but its another that doesnt hit at all !

  179. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    How many times will Nixy be used for his “stellar” defense and versatility despite his poor offense.

  180. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Bradley hit far over .400 in the spring. I’m all honesty, wouldn’t we be praising him through the roof if he played for us?

  181. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Ibanez to hit a 9th inning game tying GS
    .
    .
    .
    3000 miles away

  182. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Obviously we’re only 2 innings into the season but I just have a hard time seeing where this lineup has much in the way of guts.

  183. J. Alfred Prufrock April 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Crap.

    Time to walk home and end this ESPN charade on my desktop. Michael Kay is awful, but it beats listening to a glorified NESN broadcast, especially with them giddily waxing their poetics(sic) because we’re losing.

    GO YANKS

  184. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Guys .. its opening day ! . and our first time around the lineup ! …. Lets see how we do the second time around ! .

  185. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Right. THe guy looks decent, but really, this has been a promo for him from the get-go. ESPN is so incredibly biased, it’s an embarrassment. And yes, tiresome!
    ====================
    If we had him he’s be the 2nd Coming of Him.

  186. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    blake April 1st, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    If I’m the Rangers then with Andrus locked up I absolutely take Profar and Olt and whoever else and go after Giancarlo at the deadline…..I bet they do

    —————

    I dunno how the Rangers view money. Theoretically, they could have Profar and Olt making up for Andrus’ salary for a while. I know Stanton is also cheap, but he’s just one guy as opposed to two… depends on what else they have in their system I’d think.

  187. tucker April 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Lester usually tires in the fifth or sixth inning. This team will get to him, even if the offense is not up to Yankee standards of the past decade.

  188. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I have turned my affections to Bryce Harper. ….hurry up 6 years

  189. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    So glad hal put together a champion caliber team over the budget.

  190. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    CC needs to Hamels JBJ next time through.

  191. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Time to walk home and end this ESPN charade on my desktop. Michael Kay is awful, but it beats listening to a glorified NESN broadcast, especially with them giddily waxing their poetics(sic) because we’re losing.

    ______

    NESN is 100 times better than ESPN.
    They dont even slurp their players like ESPN slurps them.

  192. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Paul Quantrill warming in the pen

  193. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    So… CC looked dominant in inning 1 and now 3?
    What happened 30 minutes ago?

  194. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    When it comes to waxing poetics you are the King.

  195. Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Two homeruns for Harper? Omg!

  196. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Two ABs for Bryce….2 bombs

  197. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Oh and every other game on now tge fans are excited and loud, ours well maybe they are busy txting or something.

  198. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Yankee fans are just doing their taxes, let them be…

  199. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Kay speaking of dark clouds overhead, if its going to rain, now’s the time.

  200. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Maybe we can let the rain take place before the 5th and hope for a canceled and reschedule game.

  201. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Oh and every other game on now tge fans are excited and loud, ours well maybe they are busy txting or something.
    ___

    Being down 4-0 and having no hits may have something to do with the lack of excitement. That and a bunch of guys brought in 5 days ago…

  202. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Heres an idea let CC hit.

  203. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    We need Leyritz to hit a 3 run HR…

  204. bruceb April 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    4-0 wouldn’t have been insurmountable a couple of years ago…but that was then and this is now. Didn’t anyone tell CC we can’t afford to put ourselves in a hole early on any more?

  205. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “NESN is 100 times better than ESPN.
    They dont even slurp their players like ESPN slurps them.”

    Absolute fact. Though I can’t stand Orsillo as a broadcaster just because of his general broadcast persona, they do attempt to keep it real.

  206. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Lets get the hit machine churning ! Lol

  207. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    The Nationals will NEVER let Harper hit Free Agency, so give that dream up now.

  208. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I have turned my affections to Bryce Harper. ….hurry up 6 years

    —————–

    Lol, if you start now the disappointment might be mitigated by year 6.

  209. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Ac1 just saying never seen such an unexcited and quiet opening day.

  210. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Kay speaking of dark clouds overhead,
    ================
    The guy knows of what he speaks, he walks around with a black cloud over his head.
    But his wife dresses him well…

  211. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Wow Harper.. Amazing

  212. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    CC looks like a finesse pitcher, he’s not overpowering..

  213. pkyankfan69 April 1st, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Cervelli wins hitting the farthest ball the first way through the line up!

    Congrats Francisco!

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    “4-0 wouldn’t have been insurmountable a couple of years ago…but that was then and this is now. Didn’t anyone tell CC we can’t afford to put ourselves in a hole early on any more?”

    I’d say it’s real early to be calling that especially because nobody knows what this lineup is capable of.

  215. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Lets Go Yanks !!!!!!! lets go Cisco . . start it off baby !!

  216. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    You can’t teach spend………..

  217. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Lol at our hits, BG still tried to pull it

  218. xcv April 1st, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    no no-hitter. moral victory

  219. RadioKev April 1st, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    At least Bryce Harper is on my fantasy team. I don’t think he’ll make an out this season.

  220. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    It’s going to be fun to debate Harper and Trout over the course of their careers. That’s depending on whether Jackie Bradley Jr. stops the game of baseball entirely by being too good.

  221. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Lol Trisha “nobody knows what the line up is” id day we have a pretty good grasp.

  222. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Bosox BP is their strength this year…gotta plate some guys before Farrell has his way with our late-game matchups

  223. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Ouch.

  224. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    Bosox BP is their strength this year…gotta plate some guys before Farrell has his way with our late-game matchups
    ———————————————————————

    I know they have Hanrahan but who else did they pick up?

  225. bruceb April 1st, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I’d say it’s real early to be calling that especially because nobody knows what this lineup is capable of.

    But that’s just it, Trisha. We do know what this lineup is capable of (or not) from the back of their baseball cards so no point in expecting miracles.

  226. tomingeorgia April 1st, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    There are very few folks I wouldn’t want to go to a ballgame with. Sadly, they’re all here this afternoon. Let’s go Yanks!

  227. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Don’t chase here Robbie, take your walk and let YOUK do the damage.

  228. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Jackie Bradley JERK

  229. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Wheres waldo ?

  230. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Screw Jackie Bradley

  231. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Waldo is on the Yankees bench for late inning pinch bunts

  232. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Of course…

  233. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    If nothing else about Jackie Bradley ever happens, it’s telling that the Red Sox are willing to take a chance on fresh blood, while we dig through the trash for someone, anyone who has “major league experience.”

  234. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    “Lol, if you start now the disappointment might be mitigated by year 6.”

    Or it could build and be devastating when he signs an extension in a couple of years

  235. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    nunez up 2nd won’t last.
    he’s too much the free swinger.
    at least would bunt him over after gardy steals 2nd.
    nunez swings at a high fastball when gardys on the run=a no no.

  236. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Mikey:

    “Joe Piscopo !!! and Matt Lauer are here!!!!!!

    wowee!!!!!!!

  237. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Sit your A** down JackOff

  238. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    1-2-3 baby..

  239. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Lol, Matt Lauer.

  240. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    If nothing else about Jackie Bradley ever happens, it’s telling that the Red Sox are willing to take a chance on fresh blood, while we dig through the trash for someone, anyone who has “major league experience.”
    ——————————————————————-

    I do give Sox management credit. If Tyler Austin rakes this year I’d love to see him get a shot in August. Especially if they are out of contention.

  241. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    What’s the Yanks’ magic number?

  242. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Harper 2 bombs….Strasburg 1 hit

  243. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Glad Youk dropped it. That play had “wrenched back” written all over it.

  244. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Yankees working on signing mark mgwire sammy sosa and kose canseco – couldmt help it

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    “Lol Trisha “nobody knows what the line up is” id day we have a pretty good grasp.

    Since you’ve never shown any grasp of anything but negativity and panic, I’d say that you probably don’t represent the “we”.

    However, if the lineup doesn’t end up being a productive one, I’d call that happenstance when it comes to your ability to call things, as opposed to astute prediction.

    No offense of course. Just calling them like I see them.

  246. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Ah, yes, Jackie Bradley. ESPN writers are filling out their HOF ballots already… He didn’t take a very good route to that ball, but yes, he did catch it. Gardner would have been standing under it already.

  247. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    We did get a hit so that’s a positive

  248. PRDENTIST April 1st, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I wonder if the idea of not letting out top pitchers pitch in ST games against good teams will hurt now that the season has begun.

  249. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    The psychology behind the construction of this team is fascinating. There is an assumption that NYY fans would prefer to see washed up veterans on 1 year contracts over our own home gun prospects .

  250. tomingeorgia April 1st, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Hassey,
    The magic number is one fewer than the Rangers. Are they doomed?

  251. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    CC is a victim of Global Warming

  252. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    The Red Sox have hit exactly 0 balls hard, but have 4 runs.

  253. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Come on CC get out of this and keep this game alive. Dig deep buddy.

  254. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    come on CC !!!!!! hang in there !

  255. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Trisha,

    I know you like to pick fights with people you perceive as negative, but the lineup is made of retreads or players that did not have good seasons last year. It is incredibly reasonable and logical to pick a bone with this lineup, because even if the players just hit like they did the year before it’d be awful.

    I know you wanna see what it does in actual play, but there is nothing unreasonable about looking at this lineup and saying “not a good lineup”.

    Vernon Wells and Ben Francisco are hitting 5/6, thats awful. Matsui used to hit 5, Posada used to hit 6.

  256. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    What’s with all the “doom” talk? Isn’t it still just ST?

  257. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    Harper 2 bombs….Strasburg 1 hit
    ———————————————————-

    If the Yanks were that bad they probably would have ended up with a guy like Tim Beckham instead.

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    “But that’s just it, Trisha. We do know what this lineup is capable of (or not) from the back of their baseball cards so no point in expecting miracles.

    Some of those cards look pretty darned good.

    I’m still totally hopeful.

    :)

  259. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    @PeteAbe 1m

    What’s impressive about that catch for Bradley is that until about a week ago, he never played LF in his life.

    But of course Granderson would never be able to handle it!!

  260. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Woop!

  261. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    YES!! Nice Sabathia. I would have really been hesitant to pitch to Pedroia there, but it worked out. That’s awesome.

    Still in it.

  262. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    “But of course Granderson would never be able to handle it!!”

    Ridiculous

  263. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    @PeteAbe 1m

    What’s impressive about that catch for Bradley is that until about a week ago, he never played LF in his life.

    But of course Granderson would never be able to handle it!!
    ——————————————————————–

    I think that’s what worries me the most…. I just don’t trust Yankee management at any level right now.

  264. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Lets go boys !! Lets chop away at this lead !!

  265. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Bradley was a sunny day away from missing that ball.

  266. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Players in the Yankees lineup who had an OPS+ > 100 last year:

    1, Cano.

  267. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Last year we scored an average of 4.96 runs per game… we could use 4.96 runs right now!

  268. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    You got it, Mike Ri!

  269. bruceb April 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Tomingeorgia

    I think it was a joke. We’re all going to need a sense of humor this year.

    And, by the way, I’m sure you would enjoy a trip to the ballpark with me. I usually end up buying the beers!

    On a more serious note, recent history suggests Lester was always likely to be sharper than CC on opening day so it’s not exactly a surprise.

  270. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    bottom of the Yankee lineup is the Croods

  271. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Pete Abe is really a tough follow on twitter today. Guy must be all decked out in a full LARGE Red Sox uni in the press box.

  272. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Youk had no trouble hitting for power this spring. But keep judging off B.P. Sutcliffe.

  273. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    WTG Youk

  274. kd April 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    now we can chat yoooouk!

  275. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKKKKK

  276. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Youkilis keeping up the XBH barrage.

  277. tomingeorgia April 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    bruceb,
    Iaccept.

  278. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    why does it bother some when trish puts the positive spin on things?
    only negativity and realism sells here?

  279. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    So if you’re buying a Yankee shirt this season, whose name are you getting on the back? And I assume you already have Jeter and Rivera shirts.

  280. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    love me some Youk – still a good ball player – goes to RF and next AB goes LF

  281. bruceb April 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Some of those cards look pretty darned good.

    They did five years ago, Trish!

  282. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    a run or two or 5 would help here…

  283. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Eh, give him a hit.

  284. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Umpires, COME ON.

  285. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, that was close.

  286. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Throw the red flag!

    Oh wait….

  287. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    That was fair.

  288. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    any replay on that?
    looked over the bag.

  289. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Umpire calls will all even out in the end.

  290. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t care if it’s Tex, Youk, Wells, Arod, etc.. whoever is hitting the best should be slotted in the 4-hole.

  291. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    To the little things here to get Youk around.

    Just keep battling here.

  292. blake April 1st, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Robot umpires please….horrible

  293. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Just wanted to take a break to say I appreciate the various perspectives on here. A little waited on the doom/gloom side right now…with good reason.

  294. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Good ab

  295. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    things have to happen this inning…

  296. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    GREAT AB Vernon.

    How about a gapper Benny

  297. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    *weighted

  298. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Why is Vernon Wells on this team? I still don’t get that trade.

  299. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Good at bat by Wells. A double and a walk all in the same AB…

  300. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I would take 200 Wells BBs this season!

  301. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    2006 All Star team – activate!

  302. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    2-0 count.

    Big Ben!

    Swinging for the fences!

  303. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    missed chance to advance runners #1

  304. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Complete garbage by Francisco.

  305. billysyanks April 1st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I totallyagree with Shame Spencer, if there were a salary cap in aseball, the Yankees would resembe the San Diego Padres And Shame,, as you said best, Chase Utley is so good looking with those reallt=y tight pant!!

  306. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    So if you’re buying a Yankee shirt this season, whose name are you getting on the back? And I assume you already have Jeter and Rivera shirts.

    —————————-

    Id buy a Cano but I fear it would share the same fate as my Alfonso Soriano jersey.

    Saltalamachia is Italian for “bad hair”

  307. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Wells claims he is gonna stop swingin’ for Dingers, and be more of a situational hitter. So he comes up with a runner at 2B and No outs, and proceeds to consistently attempt to pull the ball. BS

  308. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I totallyagree with Shame Spencer, if there were a salary cap in aseball, the Yankees would resembe the San Diego Padres And Shame,, as you said best, Chase Utley is so good looking with those reallt=y tight pant!!
    __

    Disagree

    If there was a cap the yankees would have chosen their huge contracts differently.

  309. kd April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    ichiro!

    i would love to see him hit 3,000 in pinstripes

  310. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Love Ichiro…. purest hitter I think I’ve ever seen.

  311. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Wells claims he is gonna stop swingin’ for Dingers, and be more of a situational hitter. So he comes up with a runner at 2B and No outs, and proceeds to consistently attempt to pull the ball

    All of Lesters pitches were inside.

  312. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Ichiro, be still my heart, I wish they got a better read on that, from my TV viewers perspective that read hit all the way

  313. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Nixxy should have taken that for the team :)

  314. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Trish rub some positive thoughts onto this team!

  315. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Somebody needs to work with Youk on his base running. Horrible

  316. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Come on Now. The time is here.

  317. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    “i would love to see him hit 3,000 in pinstripes”

    All 3000.

  318. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    Somebody needs to work with Youk on his base running. Horrible
    —————————————————————–

    It was a bad read for sure… thought he still could have scored after Ellsbury bobbled it. Just don’t trust Nix getting him in. Could be huge.

  319. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    C’mon, Nixy!

  320. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    bruceb – ya see, you don’t count guys out and you don’t know which season’s stats will ever show up.

    That’s why they play the games?

    ;)

  321. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    come on WALK!
    Clutch Cervelli on deck.

  322. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Lester is working if nothing else….

  323. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Francisco blew this inning to hell. He could Not even put the ball into fair territory.

  324. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Come on Nix

  325. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Nix chased that 1-0 pitch way out of the zone, changed the whole AB. He is battling hard though.

    Come on Nixy.

  326. kd April 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    nix with a professional ab here

  327. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    That hurts.

  328. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks Nixy.

  329. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    That is the second time nix stared at strike 3 down the middle…

  330. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Thats a fastball down the middle, Nix :x

  331. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Even if Mustelier didn’t get hurt, they were taking Nix before him? Absolute joke…

  332. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Of course

  333. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Could have had Mustelier there. A kid with upside. Nope, we got Nixy.

  334. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Nix isn’t good. Heal up Musty.

  335. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Cervelli with the first rbi’s this year?

  336. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    one last curtain call for 2012 team

  337. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Runner at 3B, LESS than 2 outs, and Nix does Not even put the ball in play. The guy was lookin’ for a walk.

  338. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Come on Cervelli

  339. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I like cervelli

  340. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Ruben Sierra would’ve crushed that.

  341. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    A Slam will put this Russ Martin crap to bed…

  342. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    “Trish rub some positive thoughts onto this team!”

    Poetkiosk – I trust them and what they have to offer! And I don’t worry about anyone’s first game in YS in pinstripes!!

    mick – one person’s “realism” is another person’s folly. 17 out of 18 postseasons says that my positivity has been more than spin.

  343. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Reminder: yankees dont hit with bases loaded

  344. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ruben Sierra would’ve crushed that.
    __

    So would nix if he swung.

  345. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Cervelli yessss stay the starter :x

  346. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    CERVELLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    F Russ Martin!

  347. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    :)

    LOVE MY YANKS!!!

  348. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    RISP success

  349. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    2out, 2 strikes, 2run, CLUTCHER

  350. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    OH YEAH!

  351. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Cervelli has always had a little bit of clutch about him.

  352. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Toldja me like cervelli , much more than minor league martin .

  353. Niblick April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Just about now, Joe is probably wondering why he didn’t start Stewie today.

  354. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    “Reminder: yankees dont hit with bases loaded”

    LMAO!!!!!

  355. pkyankfan69 April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    No problem admitting that I thought there was a 1% chance Cervelli was getting a hit there…. A 0.00000000000001% chance once he got 2 stikes.

  356. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    that changes the vibe for our RISP for the rest of the season

  357. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    BOOOOM

  358. theREALkevin April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Hm, I wonder who “Josh Lueke fan” is. Really tough to figure out.

    Dude, you are scum, I have no idea why you even bother coming here anymore. Your non stop negativity and pissing and moaning is beyond old. Oh well, keep wasting your time I guess.

    Go Cervelli!!

  359. bruceb April 1st, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Go Frankie!!!!!!!!!!!

  360. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    This coulda been a Bigg inning if Not for Francisco and Nix. 2 guys that should be on-the-pine.

  361. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    “Reminder: yankees dont hit with bases loaded”
    __

    Reminder Cervelli was demoted last year for no reason so we could get the stylings of Chris Stewart.

  362. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Dang, that just hung up there. Good inning though.

  363. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Always liked Cervelli. He had this hilarious appearance on the yes show last year, where he did the news and the weather.

  364. kd April 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    how’s espn going to spin it when lester can’t get out of the 5th inning?

    g love? blake?

  365. Niblick April 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Time for CC to shut them down.

  366. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    that has to be a win for lester……getting out of a jam when facing nix/cervelli/gardner is ridiculously clutch.

  367. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    This coulda been a Bigg inning if Not for Francisco and Nix. 2 guys that should be on-the-pine.
    ———————————————————————–

    They also cut the deficit in half and worked Lester for 30 pitches. Pretty good inning regardless.

  368. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I like their approach esp Nix, they are taking pitches again, making him work , he will be at 100 next inning….the Yanks are winning this game suckers….

  369. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Nice inning there. That is what this team has to do, be better than last year in those situations.

    They took the scenic route to get those 2 runs with Ben and Nix not having the best of AB’s but Frankie picked them up in a big way.

    Time for the ever important Shut Down inning.

  370. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Red Sox staff working quickly on glueing the rubber blister to Lester’s finger for the cameras

  371. kd April 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11 49s

    Cervelli improves to 7-for-10 in his career with the bases loaded and two outs.

  372. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    cc needs to get us back to the plate quickly.

  373. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Let’s just hang in there and Walk this thing off in the 9th if need be.

  374. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    CC laboring all day. Best pitch = Change.

  375. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    how’s espn going to spin it when lester can’t get out of the 5th inning?
    __

    They will ignore it and call it a masterful performance, then talk about JBJ again.

  376. mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Dude, you are scum, I have no idea why you even bother coming here anymore. Your non stop negativity and pissing and moaning is beyond old. Oh well, keep wasting your time I guess.
    ================
    dontchyaknow these guys are redsox fans?

  377. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    CC gets the ERA back under 9…much more manageable

  378. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    CC laboring all day. Best pitch = Change.
    ___

    IT’s always been his change up

  379. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    now under 8

  380. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Lol… CC’s pitch count is in better shape than lesters now.

  381. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    isn;t Saltalamacchia the James Bond villian with three nipples?

  382. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Finish him here CC…. excellent shut down inning.

  383. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    CC and Lester pitch counts close. Now let’s see what can be done about the score.

  384. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    One thing we all know. CC is a workhorse and leaves everything out on the field every game he pitches.

  385. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I have a feeling when Jeter comes back, he will lead off and Ichiro will bat 2nd. Gardner hits better 9th than leading off for some reason…

  386. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    R\Sox hitters are adjusting to No CC Fastball.

  387. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Vernon was very careful with that ball in the corner. Treated it as though it was an alligator or any other very dangerous animal that requires caution.

  388. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    CC’s gotta get Salty there. Ouch.

  389. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Sabathia has clearly lost some Lbs. His face is Much thinner.

  390. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    “I have a feeling when Jeter comes back, he will lead off and Ichiro will bat 2nd. Gardner hits better 9th than leading off for some reason…”

    .254 .342 .351 .692 1st
    .234 .322 .312 .634 9th

  391. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    oh boy espn will explode on themselves if JBJ makes them pay for this.

  392. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    seriously? walking johnny gomes? seriously?

    even enrique iglesias could squeeze one through a hole once in a while.

  393. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Hate Girardi , overmanaging game 1

  394. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    WHY is David Phelps warming up…?!?!?

  395. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    once again we find ourselves at the bottom of the lineup and cc struggling.

  396. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Has anyone showed Joe his success rate on intentional walks in his tenure as the Yankee manager? He has done nothing but create incremental damage consistantly.

  397. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Last batter here no matter what?

  398. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Yankees make all the rules and now we decided to redefine shutdown inning

  399. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    CC is gassed.

  400. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Come on CC finish strong here get the #9 guy and your day is done.

  401. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Gotta “keep us in the game” here.

  402. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Lester has been getting that call all game (fb in) why didn’t CC?

  403. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Come on CC finish strong here get the #9 guy and your day is done.
    ___

    Think he gets ellsbury even if its next inning?

  404. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    COME ON CC!!! Get this last one. Then rest big man.

  405. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Okay!

  406. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    SWEEEEEEEEEEET

  407. Niblick April 1st, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Whew.

  408. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    risp fail

  409. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Wasn’t easy but no runs is huge there. Now keep wearing down Lester!

  410. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I’d like Youk to be on the TV screen in a Yankee uniform as often as possible today

  411. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I just realized I was behind the broadcast….

  412. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Even at 1B, Youkilis has you holding your breath on Every ball hit to him. Even pop-ups are an adventure.

  413. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    No ac1 I think he is done. He gutted it out, now it’s time for another strength for us and the Bullpen to take over.

  414. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    don’t let lester out of this inning!

  415. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I could look it up but is the next game Buchholz vs. Kuroda?

  416. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Youk goin YARD

  417. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    damn close :/

  418. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Wells goin YARD

  419. indy42 April 1st, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Joe Girardi: “I like the way Nuney is swinging the bat. Not that he’s hitting anything, but I like the way he’s swinging the bat.”

  420. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Lester beginning to Aim the ball.

  421. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    For everyone flipping over Phelps, he still has 4 days before his start, so it isnt an issue if he pitches today.

  422. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    how many hitters are going to watch strike three right down the middle?

  423. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    For some reason, Wells guessing with 2 Strikes. Gambles and loses.

  424. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Would have been nice to knock lester out after 5. Looks like he will be coming out in the sixth.

  425. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    David Phelps? no bueno

  426. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    NVM. Lester appears to be done. Get pronk in the lineup!

  427. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    According to NESN, Lester’s done for the day.

  428. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Nice Phelps. Lots of us were on the Phelps train last year. Some will just try to hop on this year.

    Big year for Phelps is coming for sure.

  429. Against All Odds April 1st, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    mick April 1st, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    Dude, you are scum, I have no idea why you even bother coming here anymore. Your non stop negativity and pissing and moaning is beyond old. Oh well, keep wasting your time I guess.
    ================
    dontchyaknow these guys are redsox fans?

    ———-

    Like I said have to do a better job at getting rid of the trolls

  430. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Unless this is just to get him some work before his start I don’t like this at all. Phelps needs innings

  431. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Nix blows at 3B.

  432. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Phelps can still go on Saturday, so this doesn’t really matter.

  433. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Nix blows at 3B.
    __

    There was no play

  434. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    LOVE IT!!!!

  435. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    NIIIIIIIIIIIICE

  436. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    hell yea!

  437. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Great Defense. Now get Napoli and we hit again.

  438. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    does phelps have any Drob magic?

  439. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    And good job by Cervelli to move up and not risk a collision.

  440. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    “Nix blows at 3B.”

    :roll:

  441. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Phelps pulling a D-ROB.

  442. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Great call by the ump too. Good point Mr. Kay.

  443. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Nix catches that short hop throw and Ells is out at 3B. R\Sox dumb to put on the “contact play” while going thru the heart of the order.

  444. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    When it is all said and done, I think Cervelli is going to have a very good year for us.

  445. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Yes Sir!!

    This game is right there for the taking.

  446. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    nice job to not let the leadoff triple hurt.
    now lets get moving.
    Get Francisco out of the DH spot too with Lester out.

  447. Tabbert April 1st, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Somehow I ended up with Cano, Tulo, Longo, and Adam Jones on my fantasy team. I think its going to be on heck of a year.

  448. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    “When it is all said and done, I think Cervelli is going to have a very good year for us.”

    I think he can be good enough. I”m more concerned about the non-Youk corner infielder and one of DH/LF.

  449. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Down to the Pens now.

  450. Mike Ri April 1st, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Lets go boys !!!

  451. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Great job by Phelps. I love a pitcher who gives up a lead-off triple and then has the poise to get the next three outs. Phelps is the real deal – but we all know that already!

    :)

    We’re going to see a lot of positive energy and excitement with this year’s Yanks!

  452. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Good call ac1 – time for Brennan maybe.

  453. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Good call ac1 – time for Brennan maybe.
    ___

    Maybe but i doubt they leave themselves with no back up OF this early.

  454. mick April 1st, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Hafner to win it!

  455. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Pronk sighting. Must be healthy to go today.

  456. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Maybe Boesch would have done more :/

  457. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Uehara is a really good pitcher. Sad that the Sux got him.

  458. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Maybe but i doubt they leave themselves with no back up OF this early.

    ——–

    Yeah you are right, my bad.

  459. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    ummmmm

  460. mick April 1st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    :)

    We’re going to see a lot of positive energy and excitement with this year’s Yanks!

    ====================
    and more of phelps with Freddy gone..

  461. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    realKevin, who exactly do you think I am????

    What is wrong with complaining?

  462. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Is it even worth it to PH Overbay for Nix here?

  463. mick April 1st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    boesch isn’t the dh hafner is…where are the baseball minds here?

  464. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I blinked, what did i miss?

  465. mick April 1st, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Is it even worth it to PH Overbay for Nix here?
    ===============
    yes if you had musty on the bench

  466. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Uehara is a boss

  467. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    “and more of phelps with Freddy gone..”

    Thank God.

  468. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    boesch isn’t the dh hafner is…where are the baseball minds here?

    ——–

    Hey how did Nix look batting 2nd today Mick. Oh yeah that’s right he didn’t.

  469. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    the baseball mind is trashman, scooping up other teams castaways.

  470. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Joe going to overmanage?
    Phelps is a starter, just let him keep going and save the pen.

  471. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Ugh, not good. Have to keep this a 2 run game.

  472. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Oh for a DP from DP

  473. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. is the difference in this game? What?

  474. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Matching up on a rookie who has walked twice with a guy that had like a 5 bb/9 last year. Yes!

  475. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    A healthy Rapade would be a lot better in this situation. Give JBJ something he hadn’t seen before.

  476. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Great fielding position Logan.

  477. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    That could figure to be a huge run. Might have to incorporate a long ball today now to get the win.

  478. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    oof

  479. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    This one is going to a Youkilis walk off in the 9th.

  480. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    It wasnt important enough to Boone to keep the ball in front of him.

  481. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    at least this inning doesn;t hurt our BAA

  482. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Cano should have gone to 2nd with the ball. Big mistake there if they get another run.

  483. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    the pitching was supposed to be a strength?

  484. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I dont know what Cone is talking about. Logan was below average vs LHB for a LHP. Elite my butt.

  485. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    the pitching was supposed to be a strength?

    ___

    Jesus it’s one game that isnt even over yet.

  486. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    No way this team can afford to keep pretending Boone Logan can get the job done.

  487. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Or Ortiz is passing on milkshake recipes….

  488. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Time for our mashers – Cervelli, Gardner and Nunez…

  489. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Jesus it’s one game that isnt even over yet.

    —————

    And – that’s already given up 10 hits by the 7th…

  490. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    starting out slow is not a new thing for the yankees…

  491. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    wow – look at the profile pic of Andrew ‘Grizzly’ Miller… nice.

  492. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    starting out slow is not a new thing for the yankees…

    ———–

    good point.

  493. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    CC always starts out slow too. Though performance wise, not velocity wise. Hope he can get his velocity back…

  494. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Come on need base runners.

  495. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Man, Miller’s release point can be all over the place. So hyped at one point but just never found his control.

  496. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    What’s Sterling’s call gonna be for Youk? “A Youuuk bomb, for Youkilis!” Gotta figure this out.

  497. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    dont swing at all until he shows he can throw strikes…
    need baserunners.

  498. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Hopefully Miller will continue this awesome display of pitching for the next 5 batters.

  499. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Weather lookin’ cruddy.

  500. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Nice eye there by Gardner. Keeping Miller in for Nunez to get to Cano?

  501. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Is cervelli fast? Can he pull a double steal?

  502. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    need to make this hurt

  503. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Lol, the resin bag blows up on AJ.

  504. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Youk Can Kiss that one Goodbye.

    That will be the call for Youkilis.

  505. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Rather have Nunez K, than DP here. Swinging today like the donut is still on the bat.

  506. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Lotta Alphonso Soriano in his swing.

  507. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/im.....xlarge.gif

    A little humor if needed. AJ with the exploding rosin bag.

  508. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Little know fact – Miller is an extra on Duck Dynasty

  509. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    nunez… sigh

  510. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Yep, good call on the call. Now if Nuney can only park one…

  511. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    what is it with these guys and fastballs down the middle

  512. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    this is what we have Nunez for, and in the 2 spot. While Ichiro is down at 7. The Hall of Famer is at the 7 spot.

    Great overmanaging Girardi.

  513. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    First Huge AB for Cano of the season. Figures to be a ton of these this year.

  514. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Cano guessing straight fast ball, gets slider, and screws himself into the ground.

  515. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/im…..xlarge.gif

    A little humor if needed. AJ with the exploding rosin bag.
    ——————————————————————

    AJ just has the worst luck, haha.

  516. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Dang tough break, just missed kicking up chalk.

  517. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    A shame Cano could not pretend this was the World Baseball Classic, something that clearly mattered to him.

  518. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    nice.

  519. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    remember that time cervelli hit that single and we scored? those were good times.

  520. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    1st and 2nd no out, 1st and 2nd two out.

  521. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    the ghosts of RISP past

  522. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    So for Cano today it looks like last year’s playoffs all over again. Guys pitch around him and he’s happy to follow them outside the strike zone.

  523. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    “A shame Cano could not pretend this was the World Baseball Classic, something that clearly mattered to him.”

    Right, because the chance to earn $200m means nothing to him.

  524. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Cano gave away that 1st K, lefty\lefty 98 MPH, good bye.

  525. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Can’t imagine the pressure Robbie’s putting on himself this year. If only we’d gotten Hamilton when we were supposed to.

  526. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I called a Youk homer AND a youk walk off.
    Make me proud Kev!

  527. DONNYBROOK April 1st, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    We continue to take fastballs right down the chute.

  528. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    taking on strike 1 is a lot different than watching strike 3 as we did all day

  529. joeman April 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    best two hitters in lineup do nothing….

  530. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    yeah without the power, that is definitely not going to get it done.

  531. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    awesome…

  532. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    I called a Youk homer AND a youk walk off.

    ——————————————————-

    this call is good for the season though so dont worry about the setback here.

  533. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Yanks still with no answer for a team that throws gas

  534. Yankees88 April 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Pathetic at bats by Cano and Youk.

  535. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Still think Youk wins with the walk off.

  536. Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    We walked Boston and they scored ,we walk no score

  537. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Once again, every individual Yankees player puts pressure on himself to hit a homerun every at bat. Strikeouts by Youk and Robbie on very high fastballs… sigh. Two men on and down by three doesn’t mean you need a home run…

  538. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    And if we win this game, it’s going to be because of a big hit by Ichiro, not Youk imo.

  539. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Cano is getting his money, rain or shine.

  540. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Hey how did Nix look batting 2nd today Mick. Oh yeah that’s right he didn’t.
    ======================
    he should have.
    nix takes pitches, gardy can run.
    miss that 1-2 high fatsball nunez hacked at as gardy took off for 2nd?
    thought so….

  541. 4TrainNorth April 1st, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Greek God of walks back to the dugout

  542. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1
    Nunez, Cano, Youkilis all K as tying run in 7th. #Yankees 2-for-12 with men on base. #Redsox leading 5-2.

    Again that is the story along with not as good of pitching as one would hope for.

  543. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    nuney should be batting 9th for now.

    next game you will see :

    gardner
    ichiro
    cano
    youk
    hafner
    boesch
    overbay
    cervelli
    nunez

  544. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Yep, Nix takes pitches alright. Right down the middle twice for called strike 3′s.

    Nunez is the better player by far. It’s not even close.

  545. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    That’s fine, against a RH starter I agree with that.

    Although I don’t think Wells is going to get platooned, Cash already said he is the “everyday” LF.

  546. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Yep, Nix takes pitches alright. Right down the middle twice for called strike 3?s.
    ===============================
    after working the count to 3-2 both times.
    nix would have bunted him over or at least take a pitch gardy can steal on…

    nuney is a wild free swinger take the pressure off and hit him 9th.

  547. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    It still just so odd seeing Wells, Hafner and Ichiro in the on deck shot.

    “Greatest hits of 2005″

  548. joeman April 1st, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    The New York Yankees set a record for baseball’s highest Opening Day payroll at $230.4 million, almost 10 times what the Houston Astros are paying their players.

    After all the talk of spending restraint during the offseason, the Yankees began the season Monday well ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    The Dodgers are at $214.8 million and only the second franchise to break the $200 million barrier, according to a study of big league contracts by The Associated Press.

  549. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Sox have a very good pen, not sure where the rally potential is with this lineup.

  550. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    girardi has to make up his mind.
    binder or no binder?
    nunez up 2nd is not the binder.
    wells everyday? not the binder.
    3 leftys at top, not the binder, maybe the gut wins that one.

  551. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    nuney should be batting 9th for now.

    next game you will see :

    gardner
    ichiro
    cano
    youk
    hafner
    boesch
    overbay
    cervelli
    nunez

    ————————————————

    you can mix and stir sht as much as you want, in the end, its still sht.

  552. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    And yet, you probably couldn’t tell this lineup apart from the Stros’ lineup with the exception of Cano and Gardner. Altho they seem to be doing their best impression of the Stros lineup at the moment.

  553. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    at least we didn;t get Ciriaco’ed so far today

  554. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Having both Uehara and Tazawa should not be allowed.

  555. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Yankees are going to have to win games by being ahead by the 7th inning not behind.

    Sure their will be a few comebacks this year, no doubt, but banking on late inning magic is a bad strategy.

  556. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Wasn’t it off Tazawa that Arod hit that 15th inning walk off? Seems like ages ago.

  557. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    You will not see Gardner and Ichiro back to back in lineup because the great manager will not put 2 LH consecutively.

  558. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    You will not see Gardner and Ichiro back to back in lineup because the great manager will not put 2 LH consecutively.
    __

    Actually moron Girardi already said he would be doing that vs. righties.

  559. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Yes Bronx Jeers. We are approaching 4 years since that game.

  560. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Get on Ichi for the Great Lyle O.

  561. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Logan should take notes on fielding there

  562. LGY April 1st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Did John Sterling just call Hafner crunk?

  563. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    Yankees are going to have to win games by being ahead by the 7th inning not behind.

    Sure their will be a few comebacks this year, no doubt, but banking on late inning magic is a bad strategy.
    =-=-=-=-
    For the first half of the year, I don’t think they’ll have much choice.

  564. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    no Ks so far this inning

  565. sunny615 April 1st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    effed…

  566. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “You will not see Gardner and Ichiro back to back in lineup because the great manager will not put 2 LH consecutively.”

    If you think the manager is what is wrong with this lineup, you’re high.

  567. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I wish at least some of our hitters besides Cano tried to go the other way from time to time…

  568. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I wish at least some of our hitters besides Cano tried to go the other way from time to time…
    ___

    Gardner
    Ichiro

    Those are just the lefties.

  569. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Had company that just left. Serious question. How does Joba get away with a moustache? I thought there was a no facial hair policy.

  570. Shame Spencer April 1st, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    LGY April 1st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Did John Sterling just call Hafner crunk?

    ————–

    How much would you wanna bet that Sterling thinks he just invented the word..?

  571. pkyankfan69 April 1st, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I don’t think it really matters all that much how Girardi arranges his line ups considering the players he has to plug in…

  572. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    mustaches allowed. nothing below the lip.

  573. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Had company that just left. Serious question. How does Joba get away with a moustache? I thought there was a no facial hair policy.
    __

    No beards..

    Mattingly had his stache for years…

  574. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Had company that just left. Serious question. How does Joba get away with a moustache? I thought there was a no facial hair policy.

    Mustaches have always been allowed as far back as I can remember.

  575. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Had company that just left. Serious question. How does Joba get away with a moustache? I thought there was a no facial hair policy.

    ——

    It’s only no beards.

  576. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    catfish, figueroa, tidrow, goose to name a few …unit?

  577. Josh Lueke fan April 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    The manager has been a significant problem in year’s past. Less so this year due to the construction of the roster, but a problem nonetheless.

  578. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Nice to see all of 8 people in Legends seating stuck around through the 9th inning. :\

  579. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    sparky lyle.

  580. Benny Blanco April 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Lets play a game called walk the batters.

  581. austinmac April 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    It doesn’t matter what order the hitters hit if they don’t hit. This is the issue they will face. They have far too many holes.

  582. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    But God help you if you try to grow sideburns!

  583. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    2/3s of the Stadium is gone..

  584. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Joba looks great. Vernon Wells looks lazy out in left. He has all game.

  585. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Lots of Yankees with mustaches in the past. Nothing new at all.

  586. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    the sox haven’t hit much better…stop the litany and give them a chance…innocent til proven guilty, right?

  587. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    So JBJ’s plan is to just take walks this year. Have to attack him more the next two games in the series.

  588. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Vernon Wells looks lazy out in left. He has all game.
    ===================
    wells has no arm either….give boesch his shot against the righty.

  589. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The RS aren’t good.

  590. Patrick April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Just Joba being Joba … :(

  591. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    About the ‘stache. Thanks guys. I guess I don’t remember the last time a Yankee player had a moustache. If it was in recent times, I guess I just don’t remember.

    Come on Joba. DP.

  592. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    has Joba completed his transformation into just another hittable schmo that we’d love to face ourselves

  593. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I don’t care how good he was in spring training, you can’t walk a rookie 3 times.

  594. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Now Joba looks bad…. =\

  595. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    3 walks to a guy who never played higher than AA and 3 to a guy who walked like 5 times last year.

  596. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    Had company that just left. Serious question. How does Joba get away with a moustache? I thought there was a no facial hair policy.

    ——————————————————

    Serious question, when people talk about the Yankee bullpen being a strength, how do they do that when Joba is likely the 3rd best reliever they have?

  597. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    no joba feels he is pitching mop up and is not motivated

  598. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Well, that sucked.

  599. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Defensive let down

  600. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Yanks just getting out-everythinged today.

  601. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    “has Joba completed his transformation into just another hittable schmo that we’d love to face ourselves”

    It appears not?

    But what the heck just happened there?

  602. jacksquat April 1st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Ugh…

  603. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Overbay going too far for a first baseman

  604. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Every one of those walks has come back to hurt.

  605. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Geeze.

  606. Poetkiosk April 1st, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Well everyone predicting how terrible the Yankees will be this year will now feel like super geniuses.

  607. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I dont think this team will be any less embarrassing this year than most rational fans expected them to be.

  608. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    if cano is gonna swing at everything they might as well hit him cleanup.
    he’s gone next year…

  609. blake April 1st, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Jobas stuff looks great….not throwing strikes…. The Yanks look terrible now…

    Afraid this may be a prequel to a lot of games early this year…..the starter gives up 4 or 5 runs and the yanks just can’t muster enough offense to score that many…..

    their pitching is going to have to be really really good ( better than last year) for them to win games…..It wasn’t today

  610. Niblick April 1st, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Well, in case there was any doubt, Joba has erased it quickly.

  611. Hassey April 1st, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    we’re gonna need a bigger boat

  612. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    None of these Red Sox runs have been impressive. They haven’t hit anything hard, except Ellsbury’s triple. The Yanks have had hit the ball a lot harder and have honestly had a better approach at the plate. It’s just one of those bizarre games where we’ve doled out walks and small see-ing eye singles, infield hits, and silly little bloops into the OF put the RS on the board big time. This kind of thing won’t happen with Kuroda on the mound.

  613. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I really hope Joba loses the moustache. I think it looks ridiculous on him. JMO of course.

  614. blake April 1st, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Joba nibbles way too much….he always has….he’s messes around instead of going after hitters and it gets him into bad counts and trouble

  615. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    wow, this is an ugly game with worthless robinson cano failing in the clutch.

    I sure hope yanks don’t give cano more than 6 years. let the dodgers have him ..

    this is our 2013 last place NYY’s. George would be furious at Hal for ruining his legacy/team, no doubt about it !!

  616. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I thought Joba was getting squeezed, especially on that inside slider to JBJ, but he can’t let it snowball like that.

  617. massjake April 1st, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Too many walks today. Pitching very uninspired

  618. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Well looks like a good time for a day off tomorrow. :grin:

  619. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    I really hope Joba loses the moustache. I think it looks ridiculous on him. JMO of course.

    it really does look silly, but least on my mind at this point.

  620. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I really hope Joba loses the moustache. I think it looks ridiculous on him. JMO of course.
    ===========================
    a womans viewpoint…

  621. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    its it june? the stadium looks like i expect to it look in early june……just want to make sure i didnt doze off for two months, may have to check in with work if so.

  622. Yank 97 April 1st, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    ?@sportsJC16

    8 walks. Has there been a P in the last 15 yrs who has been more overhyped than Joba? Dangers of attaching yourself to prospects. #Yankees

  623. Jerkface April 1st, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    None of these Red Sox runs have been impressive. They haven’t hit anything hard, except Ellsbury’s triple. The Yanks have had hit the ball a lot harder and have honestly had a better approach at the plate. It’s just one of those bizarre games where we’ve doled out walks and small see-ing eye singles, infield hits, and silly little bloops into the OF put the RS on the board big time. This kind of thing won’t happen with Kuroda on the mound.

    The Red Sox have worked the Yankees pitchers hard for tough walks and have twice as many hits. I don’t think the Yankees approach was better at ALL. I don’t see that at all.
    You get 8 walks and 13 hits and I don’t care how soft they are you’re gonna score runs.

    Foul balls don’t count as a good approach.

  624. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    That was a great play!

  625. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    2/3s of the Stadium is gone..

    after the sox scored the 5th run … not it’s more like 3/3 -1 has left.

  626. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    “Well everyone predicting how terrible the Yankees will be this year will now feel like super geniuses.”

    “I dont think this team will be any less embarrassing this year than most rational fans expected them to be.”

    Yeah because you’re absolutely genius-like when you can take the first game of the year and transfer it to the rest of the season.

    I just bet you also made this same astute call first game in 1998.

    :roll:

  627. mick April 1st, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Joba nibbles way too much….he always has….he’s messes around instead of going after hitters and it gets him into bad counts and trouble
    =========================
    and thats why he doesn’t start.
    he lacks the power he had when he came up so what are we left with?

  628. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    “it really does look silly, but least on my mind at this point.

    That’s fair. I actually did think the same thing when I posted it.

  629. charlestonchew April 1st, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    They were all soft but one or two. They would not be hits with the same kind of contact 9/10 times. This was one of those freak games. The Red Sox cannot possibly feel that good about this win, except on the pitching side of things.

  630. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    “Well everyone predicting how terrible the Yankees will be this year will now feel like super geniuses.”

    “I dont think this team will be any less embarrassing this year than most rational fans expected them to be.”

    Yeah because you’re absolutely genius-like when you can take the first game of the year and transfer it to the rest of the season.

    I just bet you also made this same astute call first game in 1998.

    ———-

    The result is indicative of the team we are fielding. Its really not more complicated than that. The starting pitching is the strong point, and its not that strong…..the offense is absysmal, and its abysmal, the defense is spotty at best, and the bullpen is considered a strength and its simply not very good. The first game has nothing to do with anything…..i actually think this game just happens to be very representative of the team we are fielding.

  631. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    “and thats why he doesn’t start.”

    Except Cashman has said it is because of arm strength and Eppley said it’s because they can’t wait for him to develop.

  632. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    The good news that Opening Day only counts as 1 game. A good start by Kuroda on Wednesday erases this mess.

  633. blake April 1st, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    @LoHudYankees: This place is empty for the bottom of the ninth! http://t.co/Q9SbCqL83g

    Gonna look like that earlier in games if they don’t play better

  634. Bronx Jeers April 1st, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    George would be furious at Hal for ruining his legacy/team, no doubt about it !!

    ——————–

    Yeah but the no-beards thing is still going strong.

  635. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Whatever Hal’s legacy will be, we don’t really know what it is yet.

  636. Mike in Harrisburg April 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Someone still at the stadium needs to go to the Boss’s monument and see if they can snap a shot of a raindrop rolling down his face like a tear. Papers would pay big bucks.

  637. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe
    It’s rainy, cold, trash is all over the field and the Yankees are down 8-2. There’s a metaphor there somewhere

  638. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    yankees only runs were from cervy, thats it, what a trash team.. amazing that the wealthiest team in sport can field a team like this.. it’s almost as bad as pittsburg pirates/miami marlins.

  639. Tyler April 1st, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Can’t blame the fans. Weather played a huge part but I don’t think it’s even the loss that is most bothersome… what is there to be excited about right now? I’m kind of waiting for Mustelier at this point.

  640. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Pete Abraham ?@PeteAbe
    It’s rainy, cold, trash is all over the field and the Yankees are down 8-2. There’s a metaphor there somewhere
    _

    It probably parallels Pete’s bedroom.

  641. ac1 April 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    most frustrating part was the walks to JBJ and Salty.

  642. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    Whatever Hal’s legacy will be, we don’t really know what it is yet.

    uhh, yeah okay. guy doesn’t go to any games, hardly likes baseball and all he’s done since signing Tex is … ??? even if you credit him with 2009 WS the guy is an idiot.

  643. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    “The result is indicative of the team we are fielding. Its really not more complicated than that.”

    Right Carlo, until the Yankees turn things around, get firmly entrenched in first place, and then you’ll be nowhere in sight to discuss how you could have guessed so badly.

    Right?

  644. Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    uhh, yeah okay. guy doesn’t go to any games, hardly likes baseball and all he’s done since signing Tex is … ??? even if you credit him with 2009 WS the guy is an idiot.
    __

    George has been dead for lees than three years.

  645. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Rich in NJ April 1st, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    uhh, yeah okay. guy doesn’t go to any games, hardly likes baseball and all he’s done since signing Tex is … ??? even if you credit him with 2009 WS the guy is an idiot.
    __

    George has been dead for lees than three years.

    point ? he was barely functional for years before his passing.

  646. cs in la April 1st, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I’d love to know what that metaphor it, Pete. Dumb ass.

    One game everyone, calm down.

  647. NYY_Girl_Penny April 1st, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    “The result is indicative of the team we are fielding. Its really not more complicated than that.”

    Right Carlo, until the Yankees turn things around, get firmly entrenched in first place, and then you’ll be nowhere in sight to discuss how you could have guessed so badly.

    Right?

    ———

    first place ? JAJAJAJJAJAJAJAJJAJA come on trisha, I know you are a glass is half full kinda girl, but .. never-the-mind.

  648. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “first place ? JAJAJAJJAJAJAJAJJAJA come on trisha, I know you are a glass is half full kinda girl, but .. never-the-mind.”

    I take it you don’t believe they will make first place. Is that correct?

  649. UnKnown April 1st, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Yeah until the Sux make the playoffs, which I don’t see happening at all this year, the curse of fat arse Pete Abraham still lives in BeanTown.

    For some reason he thinks his writing contributed to Bradley being on the big league squad, so the guy has an extra inflated ego right now which of course we all know he doesn’t need at all.

  650. yankfan1 April 1st, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    The only thing that causes concern for me after this game is CCs velocity. I have the Yankees finishing 3rd anyway, but if CC is not CC, oh boy.

  651. Carlo April 1st, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    “The result is indicative of the team we are fielding. Its really not more complicated than that.”

    Right Carlo, until the Yankees turn things around, get firmly entrenched in first place, and then you’ll be nowhere in sight to discuss how you could have guessed so badly.

    Right?

    ——————-

    think i was here all of last year and many years past while we were in first place. so there isnt a lot of historical precendent to support your claim.

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