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Postgame notes: Change of plans

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Four games into the season, the Yankees are starting to improvise a little bit.

Phil Hughes was supposed to make a rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tomorrow. He will instead fly to Detroit to help out a big league pitching staff depleted by short starts from Hiroki Kuroda (who had a decent excuse) and Ivan Nova (who really didn’t).

“In a perfect world, they wanted me to get one more rehab start,” Hughes told Mark Feinsand. “But it doesn’t always work out that way. I’m ready.”

Understandably, much of the early focus has been on the Yankees banged-up offense, but the pitching staff has also taken a bit of a beating. Andy Pettitte’s eight innings provided a much-needed breather on Wednesday, but the other three games have been five innings from CC Sabathia, 1.1 innings from Kuroda and today’s 4.2 innings from Nova. Shawn Kelley has already pitched three times this season, Adam Warren threw 5.1 innings two days ago, and Cody Eppley has struggled since spring training.

Hughes will come up to start, likely pushing David Phelps into the bullpen to serve as the just-in-case long man that the Yankees wouldn’t have had otherwise. Still no word on who’s going down, but Warren, Kelley and Eppley all have options.

“You can’t have too many guys go down, that’s for sure,” Joe Girardi said.

The Yankees really seem to be testing that theory.

• Just because quotes like this usually generate an interesting reaction, here’s what Nova had to say about his day of 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP: “Personally, I don’t feel like I pitched that bad. I was throwing a lot of balls and getting into too deep counts, but it’s the first start of the year. … I’m not throwing strikes. It has nothing to do with mechanics. It’s just one of those games where you feel good but you’re not able to throw strikes.”

• Here’s Girardi’s take on Nova’s start: “He got in a lot of long counts, which really got his pitch count up in a hurry. He had to work really hard to get to where he was at. When you get in those long counts, those 3-1 and 3-2, they’re going to be able to put some pretty good swings on you and your pitch count is going to grow quickly. That’s what happened today.”

• Check out the location of Boone Logan’s fastball that Prince Fielder hit for a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth. Now, here’s where Logan was trying to throw the ball: “Down and away,” Logan said. “It was way out of the zone anyway, but he still got to it regardless. No telling what he would’ve did if I did locate the fastball down and away, regardless. I think he was just sitting on it anyway. It was just a bad pitch.”

• Kevin Youkilis hit his first Yankees home run in the top of the fifth, and it gave the Yankees a short-lived 3-2 lead. The Yankees had one more hit after that (and none in the final four innings). The Tigers scored six runs after the Youkilis homer (including three in the final four innings).

• Any chance Logan is a little behind after a spring training that was shortened by that elbow issue? “No, not at all,” Logan said. “I’m ready. Everything’s where it should be. Just a bad performance today.”

• Was Nova trying to hit Cabrera after Nunez was plunked? “Just trying to move him back,” Nova said. “He’s a veteran guy. He can move more than that, but he took it.”

• Girardi has been asked this question a lot, and he hasn’t liked it any of those times. Is his goal to simply survive the month of April? “To win, bottom line,” Girardi said. “I’ve been asked this question a few times. It’s to win games. I still believe we have a team that can go out and play well and win games. That’s our goal.”

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180 Responses to “Postgame notes: Change of plans”

  1. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    “Don’t know what Stewarts problem is lately but he has not inspired confidence.”

    He’s not good. He’s horrendous offensively and average at best defensively.
    ————–

    Chris Stewart will be a very good minor league coach some day – maybe even a good manager – but he is not a major league baseball player.

  2. blake April 5th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    @ajcbraves: Freeman beats shift with a poked single to left side for #Braves

    Adter Upton hit another homer….sigh

  3. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    It wasn’t like the cost to get Upton was that high.

  4. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    blake April 5th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Cervelli has improved defensively and he’s the best they have….so he should play …. Pretty simple
    —————–

    It’s too early for me to make any judgements about Cervelli’s play (though he looked better defensively this spring as well so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt). To me the biggest improvement is that he seems a lot more mature and in control.

  5. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I guess he’s very happy in Atlanta….

  6. blake April 5th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    If Towers wanted a big league 3B then the Yanks couldn’t have matched Prado….. I don’t know if they could have done a prospect deal that Towers woukd have liked better or not…..but it sucks because he’s going to take off in Atlanta and they really got him without giving up anything they needed

  7. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    We have prospects. You’d think the Yankees could have acquired someone.

  8. blake April 5th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    It’s not hard to be better than Stewie and I think cervelli is

  9. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Betances through 3 innings and only one walk. A little shakey in the first, gave up two runs with bases loaded and none out but nearly pitched his way out of it.

  10. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    Sorry guys…. But Is this the management that is going to see us through a rebuilding process?… One that at the first inconvenience calls a rehabbing pitcher that hasn’t thrown a single meaningful inning since October?… Worse, that haven’t been able to throw a single inning in ST?… Not only this, but also screws up with another pitcher that will be important in the next few years?

    I am not jumping ship… This is the Titanic sinking

  11. blake April 5th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    April 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    We have prospects. You’d think the Yankees could have acquired someone.

    If they couldn’t get Upton then they should have been all over Morse like I said all winter…..he was traded basically for an A ball pitching prospect who is a good prospect but the yanks could have competed for him without damaging the system too bad I think.

    You can make arguments about not making trades…..they really screwed up the winter before by passing on young players that could be had for just money (Darvish, Cespedes, Soler etc)

  12. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    the middle relief has just been terrible so far-Kelley brings nothing to the staff and Eppley isn’t any better.

    Watching Smyly throw 3 perfect innings today makes me wonder why team insist on having lots of 1 inning guys in the bullpen. I’d much rather have 2 or 3 guys who can go 3-4 innings if necessary and shut down the other team. All of this mix and match Tony LaRussa crap really wears on a pitching staff over time.

    I’m no longer a big Chamberlain fan but why not bring him in a game like today and have him go a few innings if he’s getting outs? If he can’t go for a few days you have a couple of over guys capable of the same thing. Outside of Mo and Robertson you need to have that capability in the bullpen.

  13. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    It wasn’t like the cost to get Upton was that high.
    ————————

    If the Yankees had given up a comparable package it probably would have looked like:

    Gardner
    Phelps
    Austin
    Brett Marshall

    At which point the blog would have exploded with vitriol.

  14. nhyankeefan April 5th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    This is on CASHman and the rest of the staff involved w/ picking players…what a joke this roster is. I know the injuries are a big part but the 25 man roster is short 6-8 MLB players….nothing coming from the minors….If I am Hal I am asking questions on how the NYY end up w/ a roster full of stiffs. The large contracts they have obligated are killing this team and will take some savvy work to change this roster.

  15. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    We have prospects. You’d think the Yankees could have acquired someone.
    ————-

    Yeah but Upton’s not a pitcher.

  16. Niblick April 5th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    The Yanks don’t have prospects that anyone else wants. Their prospects are prospects only in their own minds.

  17. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    blake April 5th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    It’s not hard to be better than Stewie and I think cervelli is
    —————

    I agree, but being better than Stewart is not the same thing as being good. Like I said on the last thread, I don’t believe Cervelli’s an everyday player but until the Yankees have someone better than Stewart on the roster Cervelli has to play every day.

  18. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    What do out want them to do Luis? It is not an deal situation. Say you don’t call Hughes in, and you start Phelps and he can’t get past the 4th or 5th inning? Three of their middle relievers are not available.

    Phelps has done that job before.

    Sure, you could ask Joba or Drob to go two innings. But what about the next day? They do not have any off days for quite a while.

    What would you do?

  19. randy l. April 5th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    ” One that at the first inconvenience calls a rehabbing pitcher that hasn’t thrown a single meaningful inning since October?”

    luis-

    yes, that’s asking for another injury to a key pitcher. really stupid.

    it’s only going to get worse.

    the sooner the yankees look at it realistically and start over the better.

  20. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    A year ago, when I said that if they wanted to trade Montero it should be for young offense, people said maybe none were available. So I said then you hold him until something is available. Montero could have been valuable this offseason. He almost certainly would have had a better offensive season last year given how well he hit to RF in YS.

    And they had no other near ML ready offense that could help the ML team except him.

    Same with AJack and IPK. They were traded for an OF who was already declining, already pulling everything more than earlier in his career.

    It’s time for some accountability.

  21. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Incidentally, I would be more excited about the Yankees have 3 of the first 33 picks in the draft if I had more faith in the Yankees ability to evaluate draft eligible players. I’m sure Ty Hensley is talented, but this is the second time in what, 5 years, that the Yankees have drafted a kid with serious injury issues?

  22. Niblick April 5th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    So what happens if Hughesie only goes 2 tomorrow?

  23. randy l. April 5th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    “What do out want them to do Luis? It is not an deal situation. Say you don’t call Hughes in, and you start Phelps and he can’t get past the 4th or 5th inning? Three of their middle relievers are not available.”

    doreen-

    so they lose a game. they should stay the course with hughes and have him back when he’s scheduled. period. this management has no judgement. they will continue making bad decisions trying to cover up for their already bad ones.

    a new management is needed that doesn’t feel responsible for the collapse. this one can’t be objective because this is all on them.

  24. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    What do out want them to do Luis? It is not an deal situation. Say you don’t call Hughes in, and you start Phelps and he can’t get past the 4th or 5th inning? Three of their middle relievers are not available.

    Phelps has done that job before.

    Sure, you could ask Joba or Drob to go two innings. But what about the next day? They do not have any off days for quite a while.

    What would you do?
    ———————
    I find nothing wrong with starting Hughes in turn tomorrow considering he’s been in the rotation for the past few years and threw 7 good innings in his last rehab start.

    They do need to put some guys in the bullpen who can actually get people out in the middle innings.

    There is always the reluctance to put good prospects in a middle relief role because it could affect their development, that’s why guys like Kelley and Eppley get jobs but they need to do better than those guys.

  25. PacoDooley April 5th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    It wasn’t like the cost to get Upton was that high. ————————

    If the Yankees had given up a comparable package it probably would have looked like:

    Gardner Phelps Austin Brett Marshall

    At which point the blog would have exploded with vitriol.
    ____________________________________________

    I probably make that trade

  26. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    That’s cheap for Upton, Chip.

  27. Pat M. April 5th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    blake….as you know, the decision not to sign Matt Holliday was the beginning of several key non signings. Yet they threw a 1/5 of a billion dollars at Cliff Lee. It’ll be interesting how they navigate out of the corner that they painted themselves into. They need an infusion of good young talent to go along with what is already in the system. A Cano and or Granderson could have brought in a few pieces…. Where’s Gabe Paul when you need him

  28. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Repost I was talking to myself on the last thread

    Tar says:
    April 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    I am a big Hughes fan, I hate him getting the start tmw. Too much risk, not enough reward.

    When was the last time he started a game? You cant just throw him against a tough line- up like that witout a chance to work out the kinks. This is a risky move and just not worth it 4 games into the season.

    Somebody mentioned panic ( great Bowie song by the way) it reeks of panic. It also sends an awful message to Phelps.

    The only reason that I can come up with is if they take him off the DL they can’t send him back down so he’s going to need the work. But if that’s the case they should just call somebody else up.

    Don’t like it all. Sorry for typos I’m on my phone.

  29. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Doreen,

    Bring up either Marshall or Ramirez for instance…They certainly could cover Phelps in case he falters… You don’t mess with a rehabbing pitcher, especially put him in a pressure situation like this… As Randy says, this is asking for another injury.

    This way, you have your insurance without compromising the health of a pitcher and at the same time send a confidence message to Phelps.

  30. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    “…decision not to sign Matt Holliday was the beginning of several key non signings.”

    Yup, I have said it was a turning point. I seriously doubt Hal cared whether or not he signed Tex in 2009 or Holliday in 2010. To the contrary, Cashman had to convince him to carry forward 2010 money to 2009 to sign Tex. So it’s 100% on our wonderful GM.

  31. jacksquat April 5th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    If Hughes can pitch in the minors, he can pitch in the majors. The only difference is a better lineup. It has nothing to do with health, pitching is pitching.

  32. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Rich,

    The problem with Montero was that if they didn’t trade him when they did then he would have rotted on the vine because the Yankees had no intention of playing him. They weren’t going to let him catch and probably correctly believed that DHing him would hurt his trade value. As for dealing him for offense – yeah I would have been happier using him to get a guy like Profar (if they could have done that) but I believe the team’s inability to develop front line starters made dealing for Pineda the “right” move. I have right in quotes because the only thing that justified the move is their incompetence in another area and the front office’s sloth like reactions to just how badly Nardi Contreras f’ed up some very talented pitchers. In other words, if Hughes, Joba, Betances and Banuelos were handled properly then you don’t have to trade for Michael Pineda.

    As for Jackson – I don’t mind this deal even in retrospect. Kennedy was a bad fit for the team and the division and has been mostly ok in his career. Jackson is an enigma in that a player with his huge K-rate in the minors shouldn’t be able to maintain the kind of OBP that he has in the majors. I believe the feeling by the Yankees was that if everything broke right for Austin Jackson he might have been half as good as Granderson at his peak.

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Just checked the forum “roster” and it seems that this is mostly a crowd that will be at least cordial to me and my input, so I figured I’d join in. There are people here who act like mean drunks over baseball and frankly, my choice is not to have that kind of discourse. So thank you to those who may vehemently disagree with everything I say but don’t feel the need to sledgehammer me to death because of it.

    I agree that the team doesn’t feel very good right now. Equally important is how the team feels about itself. Unfortunately right now there’s no Jeter to bring about a sense of calm and no Swisher to tell everyone things are going to turn around. It’s a roster of new guys, so they don’t necessarily have that sense of being one yet. I don’t know about leadership in the clubhouse. These things will all come around, but I don’t think they’re necessarily in place yet.

    The pitching doesn’t have a great feel to it either. It doesn’t help that Hughes is down already and Nova hasn’t found himself. I believe in Nova too but I’m anxious to see what Phelps can bring. He’s got really good stuff, and he’s very composed.

    ******

    As much as I detest the Sux, they seem to do a good enough job of developing their guys. If they’re not happy with the performance, they ship them back to Pawtucket. They certainly have more minor leaguers on their roster than the Yankees do. Lester and Bucholz came up from Pawtucket, Dubront much more recently. Same with Iglesias and Middlebrook. They just shipped Bard down to find out what’s ailing him. Ellsbury came up from Pawtucket too. So did Nava. So at least 5 members of their lineup are homegrown at this point in time.

    luis, I think you would agree that the Catch 22 with the Yankees is the pressure they continually find themselves under to field winning teams. That very thing is what has kept them from fielding teams of home-growns. The pressure to win has grown legs, and it always looms large in terms of what happens to our kids. It’s unfortunate because some really sweet prospects have left Dodge because of it.

    I don’t know that there’sany answer to that dilemma. For every fan willing to put up with growing pains, there are probably two who insist on winning now. At least that’s the way it looks to me.

  34. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Do other teams believe they are playing and beating the Yankees so far? The team is not identifiable as Yankees to me. It’s not like they got gradually worse but the players are still playing, the team most recognize is not even on the field.
    I find nothing to root for but also very little on the field to root against. Complaining about it doesn’t make me feel better. All I can do is look at younger players, follow their development and pray that they don’t end up on the Mariners.

  35. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Chip

    He was blocking him? Chris Stewart Come on.

    If Girardi is going to be that way, he shouldn’t be the manager.

    I mean, who are we kidding. Posada’s defense was dissed for years.

    Martin and Montero would have made a good tandem, with Montero catching say 40 games, and spotting in other spots, like DH and maybe 1B.

    With an asset like that, you have to be strategic.

    As for AJack, players need time to develop. IPK went from boy wonder to problem child in 3 seconds.

    At some point, it’s on the team not the young player.

  36. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    “…decision not to sign Matt Holliday was the beginning of several key non signings.”

    Yup, I have said it was a turning point. I seriously doubt Hal cared whether or not he signed Tex in 2009 or Holliday in 2010. To the contrary, Cashman had to convince him to carry forward 2010 money to 2009 to sign Tex. So it’s 100% on our wonderful GM.
    ——————————

    Hindsight’s 20:20 on this one. If the Yankees pass on Tex and he signs with Boston then there’s still no guarantee that you’re going to get Holliday the next year.

  37. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    He = who

  38. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    “All I can do is look at younger players, follow their development and pray that they don’t end up on the Mariners.”

    Ouch :shock:

  39. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Another thing…. This a very poorly constructed roster…

    As Randy says, we lose a game, so what?… This shortsighted way ” winning now” needs to stop if we are to rebuild a power house in the future.

    The sad part is that they are going to blame it on the injuries…. Which to a certain extent is true… But when you look at the big picture, you see that this team has been run to the ground for lack of vision and guts

  40. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    “Hindsight’s 20:20 on this one. If the Yankees pass on Tex and he signs with Boston then there’s still no guarantee that you’re going to get Holliday the next year.”

    That would be true, if it was hindsight.

    I wish Boston signed him.

    No risk, no reward. btw, He always wanted to be a Yankee.

  41. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    none of us have seen Hughes throw a single inning this spring.

    the Yankees have seen every inning he’s thrown.

    they must think he’s ready to pitch against the Tigers tomorrow, that’s why he’s going.

    If he comes out throwing 89-90 and gets knocked around I will admit the Yankees are clueless but if he’s throwing the ball really well, they made the right move.

    He’s pitched some good games in Detroit in the past, it’s a good ballpark for him and the late afternoon start will help him because the Tigers are going to have trouble seeing the ball.

    Most of the complaints about this are from those who want Phelps to start. I agree with that but let him replace Nova, not take Hughes’ spot.

  42. jmills April 5th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Trish, thanks for the kind words last night. Best to you!

  43. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    If Hughes goes 2tomorrow they have Phelps who can go 4 or 5 which leaves you with JoRoMo to finish.

    Randy,

    Hughes is fine.

  44. j9d April 5th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    MG, well said. We shall see.

  45. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I am fine with Hughes starting if he’s ready. I don’t really trust them to know, but I agree the Phelps issue is secondary when it comes to Hughes. It’s only relevant with regard to Nova.

  46. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    “they must think he’s ready to pitch against the Tigers tomorrow, that’s why he’s going.”

    Sorry MG that is bull. If that was the case he would have been scheduled there in the first place. This is panic four games into the season.

  47. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Trisha,

    As I just said… they need to have the guts to stay the course and not fall for the pressure… It is a catch 22 as long as management feels it has to live up to the absurd motto of ” Winning at all costs”, that’s not only impossible, but very bad for business. Mainly because the best way to have a power house team is to constantly inject young talent in to it’s ranks. And have a rebuild from time to time.

    I say: “Cut the BS and start the rebuilding”. But I am afraid that they have to collapse first.

  48. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Chip

    He was blocking him? Chris Stewart Come on.

    If Girardi is going to be that way, he shouldn’t be the manager.

    I mean, who are we kidding. Posada’s defense was dissed for years.

    Martin and Montero would have made a good tandem, with Montero catching say 40 games, and spotting in other spots, like DH and maybe 1B.

    With an asset like that, you have to be strategic.

    As for AJack, players need time to develop. IPK went from boy wonder to problem child in 3 seconds.

    At some point, it’s on the team not the young player.
    —————————

    Rich,

    I don’t disagree about Montero. But we knew a year before the trade that this was where the team was leaning. You can find a bunch of quotes about how much they liked Montero but when Russ Martin was hurt they didn’t call Montero up despite the fact that he was blowing the doors off of AAA; when they did call Montero up in September they also called up Romine and when one of them was catching it was Romine, not Montero.

    I’m all for a manager putting his imprint on a team, but in this case, with Girardi wanting catchers who reminded him of himself more than of the guy who took his job he ended up costing the Yankees a tremendous talent and shame on Brian Cashman for going along.

    I also am with you when you say that young players need to be given time to play; but again the Yankees felt they had depth in pitching (with Joba and Hughes) and you have to give talent to get talent and Curtis was talent.

    But by and large, as I said, I’m tired of the Yankees talking about all the talent they have in the minor leagues and then acting terrified of letting them play.

  49. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    And this is not about wanting Phelps to take over Phil’s spot. On the contrary, this is about wanting Phil to have a chance to work on his pitches without the stress of a Major League line-up to contend with. It sucks for Phil and Phelps if you ask me.

  50. j9d April 5th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Tar do you seriously think they are in a panic 5 games in?

  51. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Chip

    Yes, of course, but that only shows how narrow-minded they are, and we are paying the price. Enough is enough.

  52. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:30 pm
    “they must think he’s ready to pitch against the Tigers tomorrow, that’s why he’s going.”

    Sorry MG that is bull. If that was the case he would have been scheduled there in the first place. This is panic four games into the season.
    ————————————–
    I completely disagree unless Hughes isn’t throwing the ball well tomorrow.

    Until Nova didn’t get out of the 5th inning today and empty the middle relief they had no need to make the decision.

    Isn’t Gil Patterson the minor league pitching coordinator now? It’s likely they called him after Kuroda getting taken out and asked how he was throwing and decided they would wait until after Nova’s start to either throw him in Detoit or Scranton tomorrow.

    As I’ve now said 2X, if he isn’t throwing the ball well then the Yankees are clueless but I’m going with it being a logical move until that happens.

  53. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    MG,

    Putting aside my serious reservations about the competence of our management… Is not that I don’t want Phelps to lose his spot. It’s because this is asking for a disaster if you ask me… What happens if Hughes has a setback? what then?.. For a game in the first week of the season?

    Come on, this is a knee jerk move… As most of their moves

  54. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I think what makes the Montero deal look really bad for the Yankees is two injuries.

    If Pineda had come here and been healthy and Romine hadn’t hurt his back I think a lot of this goes away. Romine’s clearly not Montero with the bat, but he’s leaps and bounds better than Cervelli/Stewart.

    I think that the Yankees envisioned having Martin work in Romine last year and then Romine take over.

  55. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    “Tar do you seriously think they are in a panic 5 games in?”

    I find it hard to believe, but I can’t come up with a better explanation, can you?

  56. randy l. April 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    “Randy,

    Hughes is fine.”

    doreen,

    then why was he throwing a rehab start ?

    why wasn’t he in the rotation?

  57. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    The Knicks have rimmed a crazy amount of baskets.

  58. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    MG. I agree with your earlier post on Hughes.

  59. jmills April 5th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Randy, I miss your Craig Nettles stories. Now, u just go and try and receive my misplaced stuff :) ( I’m all submarine at this point )

  60. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    MG

    Maybe you are right. But like I said earlier. Too much risk, not enough reward, at least for me.

  61. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Chip,

    When they traded for Granderson, the core was already old… It was the perfect time to start bringing some homegrown talent while the old core could take the brunt of the responsibility… Three years later, Jackson has become a pretty decent player with incredible defensive skills and a good bat and we have another declining player that we don’t need

  62. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm
    MG,

    Putting aside my serious reservations about the competence of our management… Is not that I don’t want Phelps to lose his spot. It’s because this is asking for a disaster if you ask me… What happens if Hughes has a setback? what then?.. For a game in the first week of the season?

    Come on, this is a knee jerk move… As most of their moves
    ==================
    luis, you’ve played baseball, is there really a difference in the chance of injury between a game in the minors and a game in the majors?

    he’s either ready or he isn’t and has already been stretched out to 7 innings in his last start, what more can he do in a minor league start?

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    luis, do you remember the hostility here when some of us were happy with the Yankees for just making the postseason, even though they didn’t win the whole thing? It’s like fighting a losing battle! And as much as I love the Boss and really appreciated the way he did things, how much he was willing to put into the team. how much he wanted to win for the fans – and you know he genuinely did – what was his motto? “Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing.” Didn’t that end up taking on a life of its own! And it became instilled in the players. You listen to Jorge and Jeter, you watch the Yankee players conduct themselves at the different points in the postseason after they clinch. What do you hear the players saying? “We haven’t won anything yet.” Celebrations are pretty low key because of it.

    And so the fans are indoctrinated with that same thinking.

    Tell you what, I wouldn’t want to be the Yankee organization for all the tea in China because it has to be the most stressful and thankless job there is. Never more is the motto “you can’t please all the people all the time” alive and well than it is in the Bronx! Talk about needing the wisdom of Solomon. And even then!

  64. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Maybe Jeter should get the start tomorrow as well.

    He’s probably close to being ready and with Nunez hurt, it’s all hands on deck right? SMH

    I hope it works it out for Phil and the Yankees.

  65. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Luis,

    Yes the core was getting older and what the Yankees were envisioning with the Granderson trade was a new core of Granderson, Tex, Cano to go with a rotation that was going to be fronted by CC, Hughes and Joba.

    The plan was sound – the problem is the players.

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    jmills – back atcha!

    :)

  67. jmills April 5th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Luis, I take it it your work stress is somewhat decimated, now we can worry about baseball! :D

  68. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    What happens if he has a set back in SWB?

    Randy Hughes said he was fine, he was ready. The Yankees were taking heir time as long as there was time to take. Well, time is now. He’s on h regular rest and I seriously doubt they will let him go past a particular point.

  69. j9d April 5th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Tar, I don’t know. I don’t think they are in panic mode. Thinking maybe they feel Hughes is ready. Not holding my breath on that one. I think Phelps is better than Hughes. But I’m not a baseball person.

  70. jmills April 5th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    :)

  71. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    “luis, you’ve played baseball, is there really a difference in the chance of injury between a game in the minors and a game in the majors?”

    I think there is a big difference. One game you care about results the other you don’t. One game you are giving maximum effort and the other you are working on particular things.

    Huge difference for a major League ball player to be starting a major league game and rehabbing in a minor league game.

  72. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    MG,

    Yes there is…. The pressure… it’s not the same thing under pressure… You try to do too much and you are not completely healthy… The hamstring injury he had was a direct result of putting him in a situation that he wasn’t ready for, and then he was completely healthy… Way too risky

  73. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    for the Yankees to go into a rebuilding mode this year means they have a lot of players no longer needed:
    -CC
    -Andy
    -Kuroda
    -Mo
    -Hughes
    -Jeter
    -Teix
    -Cano
    -Granderson
    -Ichiro

    Plus almost the entire roster since most of them are on 1 or 2 year contracts.

    Some of these guys are in the last year of their careers, some are free agents at the end of the season.

    If they fall out of contention they probably need to get what they can for Granderson and Cano (unless they sign him to a new contract) but gutting the team now really isn’t fair to the core veterans like Jeter, Mo and Andy.

    This will be a much better team when the injured players get back, they deserve half the season (or more) to see how things go before giving up

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    jmills – watching your game right now. Looks like Jackie Bradley Jr. needs to learn left field at Rogers Centre!

    :)

  75. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    jmills, looks like Reyes just pulled something running around the bases. I think he went into the clubhouse.

    I am not sure if Hughes is ready. Hopefully, they aren’t rushing him. That would be asinine.

    Luis, JRam is throwing bullpens, but hasn’t returned to live pitching. He is still at the Tampa complex.

  76. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Jmills!!

    Yup… I have a much more easy schedule this days… I even sneaked out of work today to watch the game ;)

  77. Jerkface April 5th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Posted in the other thread but anyways I don’t like shifting phelps to the pen. Unless phelps is going 4 or 5 innings tomorrow in relief and will get back in the rotation next turn. The pen will fall into line once the starters turn around. The pen is less important than the rotation and phelps deserves to start over nova who has been bad for the last season..

  78. luis April 5th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks YF… I didn’t know… I was trying to figure out a different solution to using Hughes in this situation…

  79. MG April 5th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Nova needs some time in Scranton to work on his mechanics, he isn’t a major league pitcher right now…

  80. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Based on one start, I am inclined to agree Phelps>Nova. I still think Nova gets a few more starts but we need to find out who is going to pitch for us for a long time and who is just here to eat innings. If Nova can’t do it, he needs to find a less prominent role (throw in on a trade?) and move over for someone who needs the work as a starter.

  81. randy l. April 5th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    doreen-

    the yankees have lost all credibility.

    hughes was on rehab and he should have stayed on it simply because that was the plan.

    there is no crisis now that should over ride their previous judgement that he needed a rehab start.

    this is not the playoffs . this is not all hands on deck.

    here’s the thing. if something does happen to hughes… if he does re- injure himself, you’d agree that would be a serious downside.

    now what is the upside if he comes back and pitches a good game and they win.

    it’s one win on the upside. on the downside he could have a setback and be lost for another month or so.

    personally i wouldn’t start him. i’d stick to the plan and let him throw his rehab start.

    but it does work in nicely for me if he does have problems. without hughes the yankees will implode that much faster.

    so by all means bring him on. let him go 8 innings like andy :)

    … and when you’ll notice he’s not ready is more likely three or four starts down the road.
    i juts think it’s crazy to take the chance for one win.

  82. sunny615 April 5th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    barf itude…

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I sure would have let Hughes stay with his rehab start and I would have started Phelps. I can only hope that Hughes is genuinely ready. Because if he is not, plan for another loss tomorrow and the chance that Hughes is thrown off course once again.

    Would it surprise me if Hughes is genuinely okay? No. Would it surprise me if he isn’t? No.

    I do believe the Yankees would push him to come back before he’s totally ready in the hopes of stopping the bleeding. Again, I can only hope they’re not doing that.

  84. JD April 5th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Give me a break. The Yankees aren’t panicking. Bullpen is spent. Hughes was going to pitch anyway. Seems like a no brainer. Not sure how he is more likely to get hurt pitching in Detroit than in AAA. Overanalyze much?

  85. Chip April 5th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    So with Hughes coming up who goes?

    Do they send Warren to AAA and hope that Kuroda will be fine for his next start or do they do what they should do and that’s cut bait with Cody Eppley?

  86. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Chip

    Stewart?

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Do we have LOOGYs lurking anywhere in the system besides Logan?

  88. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Axisa thinks Kelley…

  89. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    randy l. April 5th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This…… QFT

  90. blake April 5th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    “blake….as you know, the decision not to sign Matt Holliday was the beginning of several key non signings”

    Yea I agree….it was kinda the first time a player was Available that fit perfectly and they decided instead to try and save money and make a trade instead…..and while the Granderson trade was fair and seemed ok at the time….it’s always better to bye players than trade for them…..this was proven again with the decision to trade for Pineda instead of signin Darvish.

    The Yanks got this right passing on Santana to sign CC….I wish they had leaned from that

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I wouldn’t let Warren go anywhere but maybe he becomes redundant with Phelps in the pen? Something makes me think that Girardi would never part with Eppley.

  92. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    They are not trying to stop the bleeding 4 gmes into the season. The bullpen is depleted because, really Kuroda put his pitching hand up to stop a line drive in the second inning of a game and had to be removed. Then Nova takes almost 100 pitches to go less than 5 full innings.

  93. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Not about the implosion though… Randy, you are hilarious, but I won’t as far as want my team to do bad ;)

  94. blake April 5th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    They could just forfeit tomorrows game and that would rest the bullpen

  95. JD April 5th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Yankees need their Old Wang back. Keep some Balls on the ground.

  96. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Doreen,

    fine, bring up a healthy starter to caddy up Phelps ( Marshal who is in the roster, TY YF).. In any case, if Phelps falters that means we would lose the game anyway… You rest the BP, you keep hughes rehabbing and CC goes after him, so everybody happy

  97. blake April 5th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Sanchez is 2-3 and hitting .571 on the youn season

  98. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    We’ll quickly see if Hughes is ready. I am willing to believe he is, but if he is topping out at (not averaging) 90 rather than 93

  99. Jerkface April 5th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Robertson and joba can both go 2. Girardi seems to think eppley can as well. May as well throw logan in there. The bullpen is not spent enough to warrant this panic move.

  100. blake April 5th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    @jnorris427: Thunder lose, 7–4. All seven runs unearned. Six errors. All on the infield or catcher.

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. – losing some HOF votes at Rogers Centre!

    :D

  102. blake April 5th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    April 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    Jackie Bradley Jr. – losing some HOF votes at Rogers Centre!

    I thought he was already elected

  103. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I’ll take Bradley right now.

  104. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I warned that that Trenton infield is abominable.

    Chad, any updates on Chien Ming’s intersquad start?

  105. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Is Wang on the Roster?

  106. sunny615 April 5th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    good gravy this team is cursed.

  107. sunny615 April 5th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    wang is not on the 40 man

  108. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    To me a team has en embarassment of riches if they can afford to part with Uehara.

    :(

  109. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    “I warned that that Trenton infield is abominable.”

    You mean the dirt, right?

    btw, yf, We googled Best Dumplings. Looks good. We’re going.

  110. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    SWB just tied the game to 3 runs

  111. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    “Girardi seems to think eppley can as well be a long reliever.

    Fixed.

  112. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Yeah, I don’t get pitching Hughes tomorrow. Sure he needs work but let him get it where it won’t trash his psyche. I’d like to see what Phelps has anyway. Does he have enough to still be starting in the big leagues in five years?

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    “I thought he was already elected”

    Yeah, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at him, but he is definitely making LF an adventure. I’d want to watch him a bit more before crowning him anything.

  114. Against All Odds April 5th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    3. Ken Rosenthal has a column up about the Yankees need to get younger and has Cashman in it talking about the talent coming through the system. I’m so tired of this. All Cashman does is talk about his young talent

    ——————–

    Classic Cashman always pointing to the next wave or the pitcher in A ball that has only had x number of starts or the position player that 15 GMs asked him about. He’ll do the same thing 2 yrs from now if Austin and others don’t pan out.

  115. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Rich, no the infielders are terrible. They were playing in Portland tonight.

    Best Dumplings rocks, Rich. Just wish they had seating.

    Luis, good news, Dellin’s off the hook. He pitched really well after that first inning. Struck out Lavarnay with the bases loaded, etc. I didn’t watch it b/c milb-tv didn’t have it, the bums!

  116. randy l. April 5th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    ” Randy, you are hilarious, but I won’t as far as want my team to do bad ”

    luis-

    when a business doing badly or a bush is dying often the best thing to do is to cut them back and have all the energy go into new growth.

    i think the yankees are at that point.

  117. JD April 5th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Yankees are like a bad version of that movie Final Destination right now. Like Final Destination: Disable List. Injuries are just gonna keep coming till they get them all. Maybe Hughes is better off in AAA. Gardener almost got smoked twice today too when he was on third.

  118. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    yf

    Oh…

    So it’s all takeout? OK. We’ll deal.

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    ”I’d like to see what Phelps has anyway. Does he have enough to still be starting in the big leagues in five years?”

    Hard to know, but I sure think he looks great when he’s out there. He has a bit of Houdini in him, plus he’s got a really nice pitch repetoire. I think he’s the real deal.

  120. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Cash just needs to not trade any one of substance from the farm. Or at least not Sanchez…

  121. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Rich, I am afraid so. But the dumplings are handmade and phenomenal, and the bibimbap is good too. They see me only in baseball season. I show up in full Yankee regalia, and they smile and say going to the Yankee game? And I say, yup, got to have my dumplings for good luck.

  122. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    “luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Is Wang on the Roster?”

    No. Did he pitch today in the intersquad game? Chad?

  123. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    yf

    Oh, so you go on the way to YS. It’s much more convenient for me. My gf lives two towns away.

  124. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Rich, we load up on dumplings and head to the Bronx.

  125. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    “hughes was on rehab and he should have stayed on it simply because that was the plan.

    there is no crisis now that should over ride their previous judgement that he needed a rehab start.
    this is not the playoffs . this is not all hands on deck.

    here’s the thing. if something does happen to hughes… if he does re- injure himself, you’d agree that would be a serious downside.

    now what is the upside if he comes back and pitches a good game and they win.

    it’s one win on the upside. on the downside he could have a setback and be lost for another month or so.”

    This is exactly what i think on the subject as well. Not to mention that it screws up Phelps as well. Just no reason for it. if you are that worried call up someone from AAA.

    Panic in Detroit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXxmIcsmpnQ

  126. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    JBR with the K. Fake and Real Pete will never recover.

  127. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    YF

    Is there a fake Pete as well? Glove?

  128. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Brett Marshall could have pitched…

  129. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Tar

    I love that song, but it kind of gives me flashbacks.

  130. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Of course there is a Fake Pete. SMH. You have missed some good times, Tar. As for who the Fake Pete is, well, I can not imagine. ;)

    Liked the Bowie song choice.

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    JOSE REYES!!!!!

    Guess he’s okay!

    Tie game.

    :)

  132. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Randy,

    If that is what it needs to happen to rid ourselves from those guys, then so be it.

    YF,

    I couldn’t watch it either… My MLB tv subscription doesn’t include MiLB tv this time around… I don’t want to pay 40 bucks if I am not sure that I can watch it. But about Betances, not only that, but he k’d four in the process

  133. blake April 5th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Montero looks like he’s back off the plate to me from last year ….

  134. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Rich

    I can relate. The start of my wild days :shock: . Aladdin Sane was a crazy good album, especially for that time frame.

  135. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Good to hear, re: Reyes. I don’t like seeing players get hurt; even rival players.

  136. luis April 5th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Got to go to grab something to eat… later guys

  137. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    luis, yeah, 6-1 GO to AO’s too, and got pretty economical after that first inning.

  138. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Da Melk just hit a triple.

  139. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Big triple for the Melkman!

  140. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    YF

    I’m an old fa##. I still haven’t signed up for twitter. But just the thought of fake Pete makes me want to.

  141. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    “Good to hear, re: Reyes. I don’t like seeing players get hurt; even rival players.”

    Agree

  142. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Nice hitting, Melky.

  143. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Tar, I don’t have a twitter either (yet), but… everyone posts Fake Pete’s gems here anyway. :)

  144. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I wouldn’t mind, though, if Uehara had business in Japan to which he had to attend – financial stuff that he doesn’t trust his wife to take care of – and that would unfortunately take him at least a few months to accomplish.

    :)

  145. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    And Tar, we can use all the levity we can get these days…

  146. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Man, the feed for the Charleston game was pretty poor. I lost interest quickly. Anyone watch it? If so, how’s Cito look?

    Enjoy your meal, luis.

  147. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Tar, yf

    Use twitter as a news/sports/entertainment feed. You don’t have to tweet.

  148. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Rich, I don’t even know what that means. That you just follow?

  149. J. Alfred Prufrock April 5th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Donnie Collins ?@RailRidersTT 55m
    Adams just keeps making the tough plays at third. This time, he makes a nice pick to his left, turn and throw.
    ///

    Bring him forth!

  150. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    “And Tar, we can use all the levity we can get these days…”

    Most definitely. It seems we’ve been somewhat of a punching bag these last few months, years (I’ve lost track). Remembering the things that are really important, keeping our sense of humor, yeah very important. Its what makes us…..us :D

  151. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    yf

    Yes. Sign up for account then just click on follow of the sources that interest you, be it the NY Times, Yahoo! News, Chad Jennings, or Fake Peter Gammons.

    And then you can read their tweets (140 characters or less) including links, if applicable.

  152. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    The CF played that Pedroia hit perfect.

  153. 4TrainNorth April 5th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Here’s something ridiculous: Here in sucky Rhode Island you can get Extra Innings though Cox cable. But NONE of the games are broadcast in HD. In 2013. Saw today’s game as part of a week-long free preview. Obviously today’s effort on both sides of the ball left much to be desired, but all I kept thinking was: How in god’s name do Cox and Extra Innings charge so goddamn much for such a crappy viewing experience? Can’t even make out the ever-loving baseball. I mean, whiskey tango foxtrot?

  154. J. Alfred Prufrock April 5th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Donnie Collins ?@RailRidersTT 1h
    Final line on Betances: 4 ip, 3 h, 2 r/er, 2 bb, 4 k. 72 pitches, 44 strikes. Not too shabby
    ////

    :D

  155. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Pruf, once we see enough of Segedin, he will make Adams look like Headley to us. :)

    Tar, QFT, and look at it this way (not that I am giving up), but we have a future even if we don’t have a present (presently). Or something like that. ;)

  156. Madrugador April 5th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Betances didn’t have a bad outing. Two walks in four innings is not awful but he did go through nearly 80 pitches in his four innings. I’ll call it something to build on for now.

  157. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Rich, thanks, but will they bombard my mailbox? Or how do you monitor the onslaught?

  158. Rich in NJ April 5th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    yf

    There is no mailbox or onslaught, just a feed confined to the people you follow.

  159. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Betances’s first inning wasn’t good–I think 31 pitches–but after that he was pretty efficient.

  160. Tar April 5th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks Rich

    For some stupid reason I never thought of doing that.

    Wow was that a stare down by the Toronto pitcher after that third out K?

  161. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Rich, forgive my naivete, but what do you mean by a feed, feed into what?

  162. J. Alfred Prufrock April 5th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    Betances’s first inning wasn’t good–I think 31 pitches–but after that he was pretty efficient.
    ////

    Yep and back to getting grounders after that. Fine for his first. Can’t wait to see him live.

  163. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Also the second walk was when he was tiring. Pawsox have some pretty good hitters.

    Meanwhile Big Nude got rocked. Seems like so far he is the no control or secondary stuff pitcher we saw in Lakewood a couple of years ago. But then it is so early in the season that these kids need to get acclimated. Wonder if Marshall goes for Trenton tomorrow, now that Hughes is up.

  164. Duh Innings II April 5th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Boston is beating Toronto 5-4 through eight LOL.

    Welcome to the American League, Josh Johnson.

    Yeah, those Blue Jays are the team to beat.

    They dropped two of three to a 68-94 and could be halfway to dropping two of three to a 69-93 team.

    If the Yanks drop two of three to Detroit at least it they would do that against the defending AL champs/a good team.

  165. Doreen April 5th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I use twitter the same way Rich does. It is non-invasive. I think you can set it up if you want to have notifications, but I don’t. I just login to it when I want. Good way to get the top news stories over breakfast. Click on links if you want the full story

    Keep up with whatever interests you all in one space.

    And never have to tweet yourself.

  166. yankeefeminista April 5th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks, Doreen. Good to know.

    :arrow:

  167. GregD April 5th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    wow…..the negativism abounds……….

  168. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 5th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    4TrainNorth – I have Verizon and they’re not much better. The best deal of all is going with DirectTV unless you feel like going with mlb.com. I have DirecTV just during the baseball season. I also have the YES network. (part of the sports pack). With DTV, you get to watch every game and you can choose the team feed you want! Being in RI, we will always be stuck with NESN instead of YES when the Yanks play the Sux. But other than that – and national blackouts – DTV is the way to go, IMO.

  169. GregD April 5th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    4TrainNorth April 5th, 2013 at 9:58 pm
    Here’s something ridiculous: Here in sucky Rhode Island you can get Extra Innings though Cox cable. But NONE of the games are broadcast in HD. In 2013. Saw today’s game as part of a week-long free preview. Obviously today’s effort on both sides of the ball left much to be desired, but all I kept thinking was: How in god’s name do Cox and Extra Innings charge so goddamn much for such a crappy viewing experience? Can’t even make out the ever-loving baseball. I mean, whiskey tango foxtrot?

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