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Game 8: Yankees at Indians

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (3-4)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP Andy Pettitte (1-0, 1.13)
Pettitte vs. Indians

INDIANS (3-4)
Drew Stubbs CF
Jason Kipnis 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Mark Reynolds DH
Michael Brantley LF
Ryan Raburn RF
Mike Aviles 3B
Yan Gomes C

RHP Carlos Carrasco (Injured in 2012; 8-9, 4.62 in 2011)
Carrasco vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 60s, but a chance of rain again.

UMPIRES: HP Jordan Baker, 1B Tim McClelland, 2B Jerry Meals, 3B Marvin Hudson

FIRST THINGS FIRST: The Yankees are 3-0 when scoring first and 0-4 when the opposition scores first this season.

ERROR FREE: The Yankees have made just two errors and are one of just seven Major League teams with two-or-fewer errors this season (also Seattle-2; Arizona and Tampa Bay-1; Boston, Detroit and Kansas City-0).

PRONK AND THE BIG HURT: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Travis Hafner became the second player in Major League history to hit a home run in his first at-bat in his first game played against a team for which he previously hit at least 200 home runs. He joins Frank Thomas, who hit 448 home runs for the White Sox and then homered in his first trip to the plate against them on May 22, 2006 with Oakland at U.S. Cellular Field.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: Small ball! Gardner’s second hit of the night is a bases-loaded, two-run single slapped to center field.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: Add a two-run double by Cano and it’s now a 4-0 Yankees lead in the second.

UPDATE, 7:51 p.m.: The Yankees stop playing small ball, and of all people, it’s Ichiro who goes deep.

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Cano hits a homer. Youkilis gets plunked. Carrasco gets tossed. And now Brett Myers — who was scheduled to start tomorrow — is in for the Indians.

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349 Responses to “Game 8: Yankees at Indians”

  1. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Let’s keep stringing dem wins.

  2. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Nice to see Cervelli back behind the dish.

    We are still waiting for the first Russell Martin hit of the year, so Frankie is looking like an upgrade over what they would probably have out there in Martin. Last year he struggled to get his BA above the Mendoza line. This season he is struggling to get his OPS that high…

  3. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Good AB BG

  4. kd April 9th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    gardner with an 8 pitch ab and a double to start the game makes me happy

  5. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Gardy leveled his swing. Yay!

  6. jackamir April 9th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Score early & often..
    Lets go Yanks!!!!
    Andrew Eugene Pettite comes up big….

  7. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Good evening guys,

    Go Yankees!

  8. itsgonnabealongseason April 9th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Ballgame.

    The real Yankee offense is back.

  9. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Damn!… Ugly hack from Youkilis for the k… Well, we will get them later on

  10. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Well, that could have gone better.

  11. jackamir April 9th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Penthouse to outhouse for Hafner… Keep grinding Yanks…

  12. itsgonnabealongseason April 9th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Another Yankee pitcher that can’t finish off hitters. Ugh.

    A 1-2 meatball.

  13. Nick in SF April 9th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    two ducks on the pond
    sample size euphoria
    whiff and a DP

    :oops:

  14. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Good pitch there for the K

  15. itsgonnabealongseason April 9th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Funny that yesterday everybody went on and on about how these guys were taking good swings…not doing too much…and making contact when needed and getting guys in. Well, tonight was the same crap that we saw all of last year. Runner on 3rd, nobody out, and Yankees can’t get him in.

    This is a crap offense and a few good games are just due to the luck factor.

  16. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    A hero swing please Swish

  17. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    CB, CU, Slider – Ba Da Bing.

  18. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    That will do… Good bounce back from Pettite

  19. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Another Yankee pitcher that can’t finish off hitters. Ugh.

    —————
    How’s that crow crotch taste?

  20. jackamir April 9th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Andy is so funny.. He has a conversation with himself.. He has always done that… The fires of competitivness burns deep.

  21. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Nuney! Looking Good.

  22. Nick in SF April 9th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Yesterday was pretty much Old Mercenary Yankee Euphoria Day, so it makes good baseball sense tbat we’d see whiffs and DP’s early from our aging newer Yankees. So it should correct again the other way soon.

  23. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Good leveled swing there…

  24. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Andy P. looks good.

  25. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    That pitch was outside… Gardy!!!

  26. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Way to drop the bat head down BG. NICE

  27. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Gardy loves LOHUD. :)

  28. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Good piece of hitting from the 4th outfielder right?

  29. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Over the Mendoza line. Yeeh Hah

  30. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Don’t take the bat out of Robbie’s hands here by getting CS.

  31. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    hey guys!
    hows things on the lohud? (angry and stressful i’m guessing)

    just thought i’d drop by and say hi.

    let’s go yankees (and knicks!)

  32. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Cano!!!

  33. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    cano sure does suck. :)

  34. Mike in Harrisburg April 9th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Boy if they adjust to small ball..

  35. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Cano is locked in. So awesome. Good decision by Gardy to be patient at first. Let Cano to the heavy lifting.

  36. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Baseball – Real, honest baseball.

    Savor the moment.

  37. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    gardner should absorb all that ichiro knowlege, preparation and concentration he can while he’s go the chance.

  38. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Even Overbay is over 200.

  39. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Can’t wait for Indians fans to grow to love Swisher laughing all the time when the team is struggling.

    Heh.

    And for the record, I enjoy watching these guys play baseball instead of the HR derby we’ve been forced to watch the past few years.

  40. blake April 9th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Gardner looking much more the way he’s supposed to and Cano heating up

  41. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Andy’s popping the mitt tonight!

  42. Russell Munson April 9th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Who’s the last fourth outfielder to get two hits in two innings?

  43. blake April 9th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Andy looks better than he ever has….it’s incredible

  44. luis April 9th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Andy has some wiggle room… Yes G Love,this kind of baseball is much more fun to watch, let’s hope they keep it up.

  45. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Got my Appleton Reserve, Andy is good, quality at bats – If I was less loose, I’d be comatose.

  46. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    i haven’t been around, who’s been calling bg a 4th OF?

  47. blake April 9th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I know it’s early but was there any point in the season where the 2012 lineup had 5 guys hitting .300? I kinda doubt it

  48. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    barring an injury i don’t see why andy would want to retire after this season.

    except maybe another ring!

    :)

  49. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Ichiro!

  50. MG April 9th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Dr Andy Pettitte is in the house tonight, Chief of Surgery…

  51. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    nuney putting some good wood on the ball tonight!

  52. MG April 9th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Ichiro smoked that home run, it got out of there in a hurry…

  53. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Woah, Nuney gave it a ride into the wind.

  54. Russell Munson April 9th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    “i haven’t been around, who’s been calling bg a 4th OF?”

    Sir something or other.

  55. MG April 9th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    blake April 9th, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    Andy looks better than he ever has….it’s incredible
    ————————-
    blake, Andy is throwing harder than he did at any time last year and probably in 2010 as well, the year off must have really helped him.

  56. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    What is up fellas!! Long time. Folks we reserve the right to be spoiled and punch a ticket to october yearly. Have not been able to post or watch gsme due to work. But u keep my blood pumping coming in and reading up on things daily. Good to see old schoolers and new bloid holding the fort.
    Solution to nuno not being in pen. Change last name. Girardi can’t think of anything else to call him but nuney. Taken.
    Mustellier to munson. Problem solved. Later my bros n sisters.

  57. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Andy touching 92 with the FB

  58. MG April 9th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Andy throwing 92 down in the zone, amazing…

  59. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    dillon gee gives up 3 homers (7 runs) in 5 pitches. ouch!

    glad i dropped him on my fbb team!

  60. astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I know Cleveland’s pitching is bad but it’s good to see this teams core some runs !!

  61. UnKnown April 9th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    So much fun and an honor to watch Andy all these years. Yanks are a rollling.

  62. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I Andy throws 92 he could contend for the CY Young…. Not kidding….he’s that good command wise now

  63. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Andy throwing 92 down in the zone, amazing…

    Insane that old ironsides andy is getting it in the low 90s right now.

  64. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Umpire not giving Andy strikes. He knows it would be too unfair with this velocity (and also umps suck)

  65. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Probably wont throw enough innings or k enough guys to actually win it though.

    Please squeeze Andy more please

  66. Sir Harden Thick April 9th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Russell Munson says:
    April 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    “i haven’t been around, who’s been calling bg a 4th OF?”

    Sir something or other.

    ————————–

    Ok he has been upgraded to the 3rd OF, but in a platoon situation.

  67. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Welcome back SOS. Just remember, if you plan on chewing gum, bring enough for everyone in the class.

  68. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    If Andy stays healthy, he could win 20, possibly even a Cy Young, with or without a 92-mph fastball.

  69. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    The advanced scouting has had Cano in the right place a lot so far…..that’s twice I thought balls were hits and there Cano is waiting

  70. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    I Andy throws 92 he could contend for the CY Young…. Not kidding….he’s that good command wise now
    ————————
    I was thinking the same thing but didn’t want to say it…

  71. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    If Andy stays healthy and wants to pitch next year Id love to see Hal say they can’t fit him in the budget…..

  72. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    The key to Andy is him not trying to make tough plays off the mound. I’d almost tell him to let the defense handle everything and just stay up there. When he has to cover 1st on a play I hold my breath.

  73. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    If Andy stays healthy and wants to pitch next year Id love to see Hal say they can’t fit him in the budget…..
    —————-

    No way. That would never happen.

  74. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    cano really should have taken that himself, he would have beaten the runner by a step.

  75. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    You know in that situation why not just make the throw to 1st?

  76. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    the Knicks are just playing incredible basketball, up 14 in the 1st quarter without Tyson Chandler…

  77. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    The indians pitching is so bad ….

  78. astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Cervy hitting 308! Take that Russell Martin!

  79. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Romine (2 for 3) and Nuno (1 ER in 6 IP) having good days for an otherwise lousy SWB game…

  80. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Cano!

  81. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Cano so hot.

  82. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Cano is on fire

  83. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    CRUSHED!!

  84. jacksquat April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Oppo again, love it.

  85. Yogi Mantle April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    WOOHOO ROBBIE CANO DONTCHA KNOW

  86. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Keep tacking on runs, guys.

  87. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Culver also still hitting – a HR today. But as a SS the man needs to cut down on the errors and get his now single sided swing to be consistent -

  88. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Canon doesn’t suck

  89. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Get him Youk!

  90. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    When Robbie is driving the ball that way he’s hard to get out….

  91. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    When Robbie Cano is swinging the bat like this you swear he could get a hit every AB…

  92. jacksquat April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    That’s a little too close to the head.

  93. luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Ca Yes!! an oppo homer by the way

  94. Sir Harden Thick April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    And Cano says, “ching, ching”

  95. Yogi Mantle April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    You KNOW that was on purpose. Poor Youk, everyone loves throwing at him.

    Never thought I’d say that about Youk.

  96. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Charge Youk! You can’t mess that face up……that’s garbage and def on purpose

  97. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    The Indians were a needed tonic after the Red Sox and the Orioles. These are the teams the Yankees need to fatten up on until the reinforcements arrive.

  98. igotid88 April 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Ca-Yes

  99. astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Cano is on fire!
    I can’t believe I’m mad that Youk hot plunked! I usually cheer when that happens!

  100. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Carrasco is a creep. Good riddance, loser.

  101. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    What is up glove. I would take the gum out of my mouth and share it with you. Ok that didn’t come off right. Memo to myself. I nly shareshirt off back. Good to see your still doing your thing g. This blog is like following your favorite team vs. A team with no interest. Knowing the players makes it feel like your invested. The vets keep me comung back. New bloods are holding their own.

  102. Yogi Mantle April 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    It was a little odd how he threw him out of the game, maybe he was telling him something.

    Dangerous location that was thrown though.

  103. Sir Harden Thick April 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Gonna be a LONG 4 years in Cleveland for Swisher

  104. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Cano is on fire!
    I can’t believe I’m mad that Youk hot plunked! I usually cheer when that happens!
    ————

    He’s one of ours now!

  105. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I give the ump credit for tossing him. That was Vincente Padilla intentional.

  106. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Yogi Mantle April 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    It was a little odd how he threw him out of the game, maybe he was telling him something.

    Dangerous location that was thrown though.
    —–

    There’s no point in tolerating that kind of BS. I like the way that the ump handled it.

  107. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Frankly, the ump did Francona a favor, because now he can have his reliever take his time warming up

  108. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    The Cleveland announcers, to their credit, concur with the ump’s decision.

  109. astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t think the ump over reacted. That pitch came near Youks head and that kind of thing shouldn’t be tolerated.

  110. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Carrasco has a history of hitting batters, which is probably why he got rung so fast. In addition to the bad location on the HBP. Kay and Flash seem to not know the history of the pitcher.

  111. arsenelupin3 April 9th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    There’s a good video on mlb.com of him doing the exact same thing to Billy Butler after a grand slam in 2011.

  112. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    There’s a good video on mlb.com of him doing the exact same thing to Billy Butler after a grand slam in 2011.

    And this is his first game back since being suspended for that! (He missed last year with TJS)

  113. joecembrale April 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Ump did yanks a favor, Myers was tomorrows starter and with Nova on the holl you need every advantage you can get.

  114. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    They are up to 42 runs in 8 games – quite an improvement after the first few games. If they don’t screw up here they will also end up with a positive run differential, which will look a lot nicer.

  115. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    The Cleveland guys were just talking about Carrasco’s history. Apparently, he was hit Melky in pretty much exactly the scenario–a truculent temper tantrum after giving up a homer.

  116. astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Both Kay and Flaherty thought the ump overreacted. Odd they see it that way when the Cleveland announce team doesn’t

  117. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Sir Harden Thick April 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    Gonna be a LONG 4 years in Cleveland for Swisher
    ———————————

    Might be a long four years for Cleveland with Swisher. Not as bad as two years of Martin in Pittsburgh, but I don’t see him being nearly as effective outside of the NYY lineup.

    p.s., anyone seen that Houston has been marketing Maxwell – sad that the NYY cut him loose, but he is no star!

  118. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Both Kay and Flaherty thought the ump overreacted. Odd they see it that way when the Cleveland announce team doesn’t
    -

    Interesting. The alternatives to throwing Carrasco out are to do nothing, and let the Yanks settle their own scores, or to warn both sides. I think that the former is okay, and I find the latter deeply unfair to the team that was wronged. Tossing Carrasco resolved the issue, and kept the game under control, and it’s pretty clearly the best outcome, given the circumstances.

  119. luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Phew!! He got a little under it, but I thought that it was gone

  120. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Culve with his second HR tonight. Helloo

  121. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    excellent call by the kid ump tossing that bum, even if he did throw in the new ball before he did it.

  122. Jason22 April 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Cito Culver with back to back HR’s tonight, his defense is not an issue, his errors are trying to make plays.

    If he hits, he will be a starter in the majors.

  123. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    @yagottagotomo 54s

    @mikeaxisa olt for nova and joba

    @mikeaxisa 2m

    So Nick Tepesch is already in the rotation and now Matt Harrison might go on the DL. Perhaps the Rangers should have added a SP this winter.

    Lets make hay on this team.

  124. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    What if Culver loses the noodle bat? That’d be cool and awesome cause he can certainly pick it

  125. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Cito stopped switch hitting, would be a good time for him to start hitting the ball with authority more regularly. His complete lack of a bat so far destroyed his prospect status, but he has a good plate approach. If his bat improves he becomes a legit prospect again.

  126. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Id do Joba and Nova for Olt without thinking twice…. Move Youk to 1B

  127. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Wells looks great.

  128. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Vernon Wells short compact stroke makes me want to cry. Where are the windmills in the batters box of Yankees offense past?

  129. tomingeorgia April 9th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Vernon, way to go.

  130. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Vernon Wells short compact stroke makes me want to cry. Where are the windmills in the batters box of Yankees offense past?
    ————-

    I hope that Tex is watching this. He can learn a lot from his new teammates. It would be nice to see approach some of his at-bats the way that Overbay has done over the last week.

  131. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Grandy’s gonna have a hard time cracking this OF.

    I’m just sayin’.

  132. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Ghostwriter,

    Tex is a lost cause. He will keep swinging for the fences against RHP until the Yankees remove him from the lineup which they will never do because of the contract.

    I’m waiting for him to .191 against RHP and Girardi to say they like he’s swinging the bat from the left side.

  133. luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Even good situational hitting… Nunez moves the runner to third…Att boy Nunie!

    G Love,

    they are in Cleveland, Pittsburg and the DL

  134. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    My guess is that they’ll platoon Ichiro and Wells, when Granderson comes back. There should be enough work to go around.

  135. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Woukd be awesome if Culver got on the map again….I have no doubt he can play SS

  136. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    So if this offense gets on a roll will Cashman give all of “us” credit who wanted “less HR’s” since he portrayed he didn’t want this lineup, he wanted the HR hitters but was forced by “us” to replace some of them because we hated HR’s…

  137. Niblick April 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Windmills? Windmills? You want windmills, just wait about a month for Tex and Grandy.

  138. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Ghostwriter,

    Tex is a lost cause. He will keep swinging for the fences against RHP until the Yankees remove him from the lineup which they will never do because of the contract.

    I’m waiting for him to .191 against RHP and Girardi to say they like he’s swinging the bat from the left side.
    ====

    I retain some hope, although I suspect that you may be right. Wells is living proof that a guy can change his approach to great success.

  139. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Windmills? Windmills? You want windmills, just wait about a month for Tex and Grandy.

    ————
    Heh

  140. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    What if Culver loses the noodle bat? That’d be cool and awesome cause he can certainly pick it
    ——————————————

    He seems to be an error making machine from what I have seen. Maybe that is typical for A ball SS, but he has now had a few years in pro ball and still seems to average an error a game. milb.com doesn’t list his errors, so i am not sure how many he has made thus far.

    He had a second hit today, so it is definitely encouraging…

  141. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Niblick,

    Shut it! Let us enjoy this before Tex “Amare’s” us.

  142. jacksquat April 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Can’t play Wells only vs lhp if he’s still hitting like this.

  143. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    baseball-reference lists Culver as having 3 errors in 5 games. Not exactly a Gold Glove player out there (yet).

  144. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    So if this offense gets on a roll will Cashman give all of “us” credit who wanted “less HR’s” since he portrayed he didn’t want this lineup, he wanted the HR hitters but was forced by “us” to replace some of them because we hated HR’s…
    ———-

    I didn’t want less home runs. I just wanted fewer home run swings and wasted ABs trying to hit 600-foot homers.

  145. Shame Spencer April 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    They’re calling in O’Neill??? Lol

    Good stuff tonight, keep the runs a’coming. I’d love to destroy this whole series, the Indians pitching is terrible.

  146. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Where are the windmills in the batters box of Yankees offense past?

    ———————

    I think guys like Vernon, Youk, Overbay, and the others see this as a challenge. We have all shook our heads and let our opinions be known about them being apart of the team. I’m sure they have heard or read about the majority of the fan base being upset. Of course they won’t hit like this for the entire season. Hell this baseball and they can all slump before the week is over but I do see the new guys playing with a bit of a chip on their shoulder.

  147. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    “He seems to be an error making machine from what I have seen”

    I saw him a few times this spring and the tools are there though….he has the natural footwork and movements of a SS and a rocket arm…..Jeter made tons of errors in A ball…..my guess is its from inexperience or him trying to do too much in difficult plays

  148. luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    70 pitches through 5 innings….

  149. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    Id do Joba and Nova for Olt without thinking twice…. Move Youk to 1B
    ————————————-

    Texas doesn’t make that trade though. Joba has been mediocre and Nova has yet to really pitch consistently well, at least not since his nice run as a rookie.

  150. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    It’s interesting to watch Andy deal with an umpire that isn’t giving him his bread and butter strike calls on the outside edge of the plate to right handed batters and just make pitches where the guy will call it…

  151. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    70 pitches through 5 innings….
    ——————————

    He was amazingly efficient in his last game as well – I think even fewer pitches through 5 innings.

  152. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Ghostwriter,

    With the speed Tex dropped the supposed changes he was making last year I don’t think he’s mentally capable of them. He has the contract, the no trade, etc. He can do what he wants, how he wants and all he wants to do is pull the ball over the wall against RHP regardless of the situation his team is in.

  153. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Cervy really drove that ball. He’s got some pop in his bat.

  154. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    “Texas doesn’t make that trade though. Joba has been mediocre and Nova has yet to really pitch consistently well, at least not since his nice run as a rookie.”

    Maybe not….but nova had done more in the big leagues than Olt has….just depends on what they think Nova is maybe…I dunno

  155. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Gardner has arrived to the 2013 season it appears

  156. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Ghostwriter,

    Most of us wanted less HR swings, but Cashman spun that into we hated HR’s and wanted them to go away and that’s why he’s changing the offense. It was petulant the way he lashed out at the fans for honing in on the types of swings and approaches this offense had fallen into.

  157. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    “So if this offense gets on a roll will Cashman give all of “us” credit who wanted “less HR’s” since he portrayed he didn’t want this lineup, he wanted the HR hitters but was forced by “us” to replace some of them because we hated HR’s…”
    ==================================================
    so you just can’t say, ‘hey looks like maybe brian cashman picked up some good pieces for this team’, you turn it into some crap about brian cashman giving credit to some blog commenters….

  158. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    that is undoubtedly the OLD youkilis

  159. jacksquat April 9th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Lots of 2 out runs today.

  160. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Youk with the revenge shot.

  161. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    YOUK!!!!!!!!!!

  162. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    If this bunch hits all year then Cash deserves a raise …..

    Wow Youk

  163. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Y’s,

    Put a sock in it you groupie. I wasn’t talking about giving credit to blog commenters. He lashed out at the fanbase in general when he made those stupid comments and he was wrong.

  164. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I’m just groovin on these 2 out, runs

  165. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Yankees crushing Myer’s hangers.

  166. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Youk simply wasn’t getting the bat head out like that last year

  167. tomingeorgia April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Youk.

  168. astrocityfan April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Yooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkk!

  169. antisocial scrooge April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    aye youk that’s how you respond

  170. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    blake, what’s with the desire for Olt?

    It isn’t like he tore it up last year in the bigs, lots of K’s and this year he’s started off 1-20 in AAA

  171. Nilsson April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    At Fenway, that’s likely a double for Youk. Nice shot though.

  172. luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    It is too hard for me to actually root for Youkilis…. But I liked that homer

    G Love,

    Did Cashman actually said that he changed the approach because of the fans?

  173. igotid88 April 9th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I was going to say before they started scoring all these runs that they have good hitters on this team. They just have to hit and they are

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    “I think guys like Vernon, Youk, Overbay, and the others see this as a challenge. We have all shook our heads and let our opinions be known about them being apart of the team. I’m sure they have heard or read about the majority of the fan base being upset. Of course they won’t hit like this for the entire season. Hell this baseball and they can all slump before the week is over but I do see the new guys playing with a bit of a chip on their shoulder.”

    Against, either that or they are re-invigorated playing for the Yankees, the way a lot of players seem to be. I certainly wasn’t convinced that their best days were behind them.

    I don’t know what they’ve heard or read but I certainly hope they realize that there were also fans in their corner who believed they could find the magic again.

    :)

    I think we can all agree on one thing – it’s great seeing them play the way they have been!

  175. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This team is closing in a 6 runs per game average – still early, but didn’t think it was possible even for a short run. Youk definitely looks great thus far and Wells far better than anyone could have hoped.

    Whether they can keep it up is a huge question, but I hope that they can ride it until the reinforcements return.

  176. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    MG says:
    April 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    blake, what’s with the desire for Olt?

    RH power…good defender at 3B….controlled cheaply for 6 years. He crushed AA last year and then kinda got bounced around by Texas without consistent playing time…..he hasn’t had a fair shake in the bigs yet. I wouldn’t give up a ton for him….but Id give Nova and Joba for sure or something like that

  177. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    If the Yanks have another long inning at the plate, I would pull Andy.

  178. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I like Gardner’s nice level swing and extension today.

  179. G. Love April 9th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    luis,

    He made comments about how we, the fans/media/ghosts in his head, wanted less HR’s but never said we were asking for hitters with better approaches. He just dumbed it down to us wanting less HR’s and then warned us that we’re not going to like it.

  180. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    It’s hard for me to root for Youk too….I mostly just cheer the outcomes ….he’s a tough out though when hes right

  181. charlestonchew April 9th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    All of Cashman’s signings this offseason were guys who were a buy-low situation. Youkilis had a poor year last year, but it was obvious that he was turning things around and could produce. Wells was changing his approach and beginning to prove he could turn it around. Hafner dropped a bunch of weight and changed his swing.

    Dare I say, Brian Cashman is starting to look like a bit of a genius if these guys can keep this up.

  182. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    A lot of corrections taking place tonight, which SSS are pretty much vulnerable to.

  183. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    MG says:
    April 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    blake, what’s with the desire for Olt?

    RH power…good defender at 3B….controlled cheaply for 6 years. He crushed AA last year and then kinda got bounced around by Texas without consistent playing time…..he hasn’t had a fair shake in the bigs yet. I wouldn’t give up a ton for him….but Id give Nova and Joba for sure or something like that
    ————————————-
    so basically Nova and a guy that will eat himself out of the league very shortly for Olt-I can deal with that if you think Olt is worth it (I haven’t really seen him play).

  184. luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    I’m just groovin on these 2 out, runs

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

    What a difference from last year huh? It’s good to see those kindof runs again… And good situational hitting as well… Moving the runners, not trying to do too much, going oppo… I must say that I am thrilled by it… Let’s hope they keep this up.

    Damn

  185. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Myers – you hang em, we bang em. I know it’s Cleveland pitching.

  186. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Solo homers with 9 run leads don’t sink ships

  187. charlestonchew April 9th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    He looks good even if they produce .75 of what they’re doing. Or .6

  188. igotid88 April 9th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    luis April 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    70 pitches through 5 innings….
    ——————————

    He was amazingly efficient in his last game as well – I think even fewer pitches through 5 innings.
    ———-

    Yea I think he around the 50s in the 5th

  189. Nilsson April 9th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Really, that’s a hit for Swisher?

  190. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    luis – you have to feel so happy seeing the hits just keep on coming. I know you’d be happier if they were coming from other hitters, but in the here and now, this still must feel like a very good thing.

    :)

  191. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    blake, what’s with the desire for Olt?

    ————–

    Young kid that can be apart of the offense going forward. Add him to Cano, Gardy, maybe Austin at some point, etc.

  192. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    This team is closing in a 6 runs per game average – still early, but didn’t think it was possible even for a short run. Youk definitely looks great thus far and Wells far better than anyone could have hoped.

    Whether they can keep it up is a huge question, but I hope that they can ride it until the reinforcements return.
    ===

    I was expecting about 4.6 rpg, or so, on average. I’m a little surprised by the power that they’re showing. I figure that they might be good for 180-190 homers this year, but they are really hitting the ball hard. Of course, they’ll come back down to earth; the 6 rpg won’t last for long.

  193. mick April 9th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Let’s hope they keep this up.
    ===================
    Well….when Tex and Grandy come back will we feel the breeze?
    Really, what happens if we go off to a 20-10 record and they all come back?
    Do you sit Wells, Ichiro? Can you bat Tex 6th?
    Only time will tell…

  194. blake April 9th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    MG,

    I’ve seen him play a little….he’s got pop and I think he had the potential to walk some and he plays a pretty good 3b……he wouldn’t be a sure thing but Id risk a little bit on the chance he could give them a long term solution to 3B

  195. MG April 9th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    this would be a good night to give Warren a few innings of work with the big lead, no need for Andy to go 7 or 8 tonight…

  196. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    “He just dumbed it down to us wanting less HR’s and then warned us that we’re not going to like it.”

    Dumbed it down is a good way to put it.

  197. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Wow! Andy had got squeezed like crazy…, that ball is right there

  198. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    What a difference from last year huh? It’s good to see those kindof runs again… And good situational hitting as well… Moving the runners, not trying to do too much, going oppo… I must say that I am thrilled by it… Let’s hope they keep this up.

    Damn
    ——————
    Quality at bats, quality at bats – It never gets boring.

  199. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    So is phelps a full time reliever now again? That sucks

  200. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    It is too hard for me to actually root for Youkilis….
    ========================
    As a true fan you will get over that in time.
    After all we got over Boggs, Clemens and Damon, even the Babe…you root for the laundry and Youk is a gamer, no doubt.

  201. MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    this umpire is missing a bunch of calls on Andy, that walk was a perfect pitch.

  202. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I could watch Andy pitch every day

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

    “So is phelps a full time reliever now again? That sucks”

    Until and unless they decide that Nova needs to be at AAA.

  204. Nick in SF April 9th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I was following along on Gameday driving home, saw the sequence with a Cano homer and Youk HBP. Hard not to laugh out loud at that. Poor Youk, 2 K’s and they plunk him.

  205. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Blake,

    I hear ya…And I agree, but boy I have hated his guts for so long… But I am trying.

    G Love,

    He is an arrogant moron… But aside from wanting a younger team and for the rebuild to start… I must say that this last three games I have liked the batting approach… I just hope that they can keep it consistently throughout the season.

    I can’t believe how good Pettitte is pitching

  206. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Cash deserves credit for acquiring these missing pieces.
    He listened to he litany from the too many HR group and responded in kind.
    He must have been reading this blog .
    Deserves credit for letting Swisher and Martin go, both overrated hackers.
    Youk, Pronk , Wells, even Overbay put it in play with RISP.
    Cervelli is getting his shot.
    So much for the naysayers…

  207. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing Youk torch the Sox in Fenway.

  208. MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    With this blog’s overwhelming dislike for Teix I will go out on a limb and say that if his wrist is OK he will have a very good bounce back season.

    My reasoning is something he said after the wrist injury, that basically he had worked way too hard swinging in the cage and off the tee and that is caused the injury. He also said he would have to back off all that work when he got back.

    I think he’s been a victim of partial ‘paralysis by analysis’ and that when he stops taking so many practice swings (many with a weighted bat) it will make him quicker to the ball and his swing will get a little shorter.

    He’s good enough to ‘see the ball, hit the ball’.

    I could be wrong but have a pretty good feeling for being right about this…

  209. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    “Cash deserves credit for acquiring these missing pieces.”

    I don’t think it was ever on Cashman and have said that….Hal has out him in a tough spot having to win with this 2014 budget and with the money already on the books…..it’s only been a week and tonight’s game will only get them back to .500…..but if this club continues to hit and makes the playoffs then Cashman deserves a ton of credit for figuring ounhownto make lemonade of a bunch of lemons…..

  210. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    My reasoning is something he said after the wrist injury, that basically he had worked way too hard swinging in the cage and off the tee and that is caused the injury. He also said he would have to back off all that work when he got back.

    I think he’s been a victim of partial ‘paralysis by analysis’ and that when he stops taking so many practice swings (many with a weighted bat) it will make him quicker to the ball and his swing will get a little shorter.

    He’s good enough to ‘see the ball, hit the ball’.

    I would agree with you except that Tex adopted the uber swinging tactic in response to his slow starts and poor seasons. He ended up being poor with and without it, so I don’t see why dropping it would help him.

    From the left side his swing is just too complicated.

  211. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    “With this blog’s overwhelming dislike for Teix I will go out on a limb and say that if his wrist is OK he will have a very good bounce back season.”

    I like Tex….I just don’t like watching him hit left handed…..

  212. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Tex’s LH swing is kinda like Ubaldos delivery….maybe not that bad but it’s the same concept…..you can’t be than bad mechanically and overcome it forever

  213. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

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

    I have a feeling that you might be right about Tex. I was only half-kidding when I said that Tex could learn something from his new teammates. At a minimum, Tex should help against left-handed pitching, because as it stands, I think that this lineup is pretty susceptible to lefties.

  214. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    “I think guys like Vernon, Youk, Overbay, and the others see this as a challenge. We have all shook our heads and let our opinions be known about them being apart of the team. I’m sure they have heard or read about the majority of the fan base being upset. Of course they won’t hit like this for the entire season. Hell this baseball and they can all slump before the week is over but I do see the new guys playing with a bit of a chip on their shoulder.”

    Against, either that or they are re-invigorated playing for the Yankees, the way a lot of players seem to be. I certainly wasn’t convinced that their best days were behind them.

    I don’t know what they’ve heard or read but I certainly hope they realize that there were also fans in their corner who believed they could find the magic again.

    I think we can all agree on one thing – it’s great seeing them play the way they have been!

    ————————-

    True it is nice to see them play well. Winning cures everything as we all know. :D

  215. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    “Cash deserves credit for acquiring these missing pieces.”

    It’s too early to give anyone credit or blame for this season’s move, but that there were no real bats in the mL to try to shoulder some of the load hardly speaks well of the job he has done.

  216. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    blake-
    Don’t you think Hal’s idea of rebuilding this team at a lower cost is pragmatic to some extent?
    I mean, they are getting old and he must reset this team and doesn’t believe in just throwing cash at every FA out there.I think this was his major beef with his Dad all along. People cry for youth and he isn’t throwing them away.

  217. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    From the left side his swing is just too complicated.
    ———
    That and the severe upper cut from the collapsing back foot. Wait a minute, that’s complicated.

  218. jacksquat April 9th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I don’t see Tex’s results vs rhp changing much unless he changes his swing/approach.

  219. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “Don’t you think Hal’s idea of rebuilding this team at a lower cost is pragmatic to some extent?”

    Sure….I just think it’s very difficult to do it this quickly….. Too much of the payroll is tied up in bad money

  220. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Yet people are blaming Cash for everything. The fact that there was so little out there and he picked up quality bats like Youk, Pronk and Wells deserves no credit?

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

    “Yet people are blaming Cash for everything.”

    LoHud Fallacy #3444 or something.

  222. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    The biggest criticism against Cash was his handling of the catching situation.
    He stuck with Cervelli and let him win the job , which he has, and the kid has improved his bat and glove in the process.
    Pretty gutsy move taking that gamble.

  223. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    ===========

    Even if Hal is right (and I tend to think that he is, for the most part), there’s really no dispute that he put Cash in a tough spot with some pretty tough constraints. Hal seems like he is a pretty demanding boss, even if he is less bombastic than his old man.

  224. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Rich , you will disagree with everything I say, but by all means, have at…

  225. MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Andy is just a pleasure to watch on the mound, I think he decided that the 7th would be it for him and wanted to get 3 outs quickly and go take a shower…

  226. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    mick says:
    April 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Yet people are blaming Cash for everything. The fact that there was so little out there and he picked up quality bats like Youk, Pronk and Wells deserves no credit?

    I think Cash’s hand were tied….basically it seems he was told to try and field a contender and add no money to the 2014 books….. That’s not all that easy when you have to replace a lot of spots and try to get better

  227. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I blame Hal for everything….

  228. hardwired7 April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Too many HRs.

  229. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    mick

    The facts speak for themselves.

  230. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    here we go with the homeruns!! :)

  231. Yogi Mantle April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I guess these guys are turning out to be big hairy monsters. lol

  232. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Overbay! The Over-the-Hill gang!

  233. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    It’s not Cashman’s doing re harvesting rejects, it’s Eppler. Then again Cashman hired and promoted Eppler so it gets’ circular. It’s not Cashman, it’s Eppler…..

  234. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    As a true fan you will get over that in time.

    —————–

    True very well said

  235. dayglo April 9th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    “Don’t you think Hal’s idea of rebuilding this team at a lower cost is pragmatic to some extent?”

    Yes, it is pragmatic if…
    … he started this process a few years ago
    … didn’t trade away Austin Jackson and now let Granderson leave
    … give ARod a huge contract
    … didn’t care about the hard $189 million limit and carefully rebuilt the team instead of blowing it up next year to save a few dollars

  236. Tyler April 9th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Wow never expected this type of offensive output from this lineup. I’ll gladly eat crow on this one! Any retaliation by the Yanks for hitting Youk or they just going to hit the Indians into submission?

  237. tomingeorgia April 9th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Love old farts, being one myself. Way to go, Overbay.

  238. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Tyler April 9th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Wow never expected this type of offensive output from this lineup. I’ll gladly eat crow on this one! Any retaliation by the Yanks for hitting Youk or they just going to hit the Indians into submission?
    ——-

    The latter, it appears.

  239. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Yea thats nothing pragmatic about forcing yourself to a budget to increase your own profits.

  240. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Trisha,

    In deed I am hopeful… This is the kind of ball I like to see… Regardless of names, this is as Yankee baseball as you can see.

    Mick,

    I think so…. But I need some time, I hated his guts for so long that it is not easy to reset… But please FO, never bring in Papelblown… I will boo him even if he plays for us.

    Sorry for delayed response, I was walking the dog.

  241. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Cano iS LOCKED!!!

  242. Nilsson April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Damn, Cano is hitting Tomahawk missiles.

  243. jacksquat April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    A lot of b****ing here for an 11-1 game…

  244. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    This Cano kid is so lazy :D

  245. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    If Hal had said ok it’s a long term goal to build a team that doesn’t need a 200 million dollar payroll to contend and then they worked towards that and did it when they were ready then fine….. They are forcing to though when a lot of money is tied up and when the farm system isn’t ready

  246. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Ghost ,
    I just watched evil dead this weekend and i think it fits this team well.his the evil dead. Totally possessed with super human abilities.
    Awesome movie btw.

  247. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Nothing says STFU like a few drubbings here and there….

  248. Against All Odds April 9th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Ok this is no longer fair

  249. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Save some runs, please.

  250. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    thats like 15 homeruns already!!

  251. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    SoS April 9th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    —–

    lol!

    Robbie!

  252. Yogi Mantle April 9th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Holy Cow. Where are all these HR’s coming from?

  253. igotid88 April 9th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Boeschy

  254. Hassey April 9th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Hitting too many HRs

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

    I forgot that Francisco is on the team.

  256. Don April 9th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Poor Swisher, he went from the Bombers to a mediocre Cleveland team.

  257. jmills April 9th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Tom, chronological age as you know, doesn’t always match physical disposition.

    Good hockey game tonight – hint, played by a group smart enough to cover their faces ( Sid, all the money in the world isn’t going to make that straw feel any better )

  258. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Man , I wasn’t far off when I predicted a sweep of this series, coming off 2 almost disaster series.
    You guys oughtta listen when I speak as I am one smart Yankee fan.

  259. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Boeschy

  260. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    rich is absolutely right its a total fallacy that everyone on the lohud blames cashman for everything.

    RICH blames everything on cashman, the rest of the blog is all over the map….

  261. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    It will be awesome to come back home over 0.500, considering their slow start.

  262. Tar April 9th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Not to rain on everybody’s parade but this is the Indians we are beating up on.

    Having said that: Andy Pettitte wow.

    I can’t help but think back to after the 2009 season when Andy closed out the year pitching hurt. So many fans, including many here on this blog, were not very kind to Andy and his upcoming contract negotiations. Wave Your Hat ( congrats on your Cardinals BTW :D ) fought some epic battle with SJ and others about Andy. There were other supporters… GB comes to mind, but I remember having to vigorously defend Andy from other Yankee fans, SMH. He has of course exceeded even his staunchest supporters expectations. An all time great Yankee, one of my favorites.

    I have a feeling I won’t feel the need to defend him anymore.

  263. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    This Cano kid is so lazy
    ————-
    You noticed he jogged to 1B, eh?

  264. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Cano’s BA up to 281 now. He’ll be over 300 by the weekend.

  265. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    knicks are going to cruise to the division championship with everybody resting the whole 4th quarter…

  266. Tar April 9th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    “RICH blames everything on cashman, the rest of the blog is all over the map…”

    I blame everything on Cashman, and I am mostly right. :D

  267. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Given how tough the AL East figures to be, it’s important for the Yanks to beat up on the AL Central teams, as much as they can.

  268. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I’m going to have nightmares of hairy monsters tonight. All shapes and sizes. Chicks dig the long ball. What do us men like again ?

  269. randy l. April 9th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    the yankees have scored 24 runs off a really bad cleveland team.

    they are now a .500 ball club.

    if they keep up at this rate they don’t make the playoffs.

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    “Yet people are blaming Cash for everything. The fact that there was so little out there and he picked up quality bats like Youk, Pronk and Wells deserves no credit?”

    I’d say it deserves all the credit in the world, certainly at this point in time! I was one of the few here excited to see what that lineup could do. While it could have gone either way – and still could go the “other” way – I did believe that we could end up having something very special in that group of guys. I don’t think it’s an accident that they can hit the ball. So yes, Cashman deserves credit for picking up the guys he did.

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

    Against, winning is ALWAYS a bromide! :)

  271. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Come on, Warren! Get tough.

  272. bruceb April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Cano sure has turned things round in a hurry. Gardner could follow suit.

  273. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    SoS!!

    It’s good to see you around my friend… You should come around more often!

    Hassey,

    The homers are great… But good situational hitting beats the homer hitting teams… The approach is you take what the pitcher gives you, if he makes a mistake, you crush it, if not you put the ball in play… Very simple, you don’t go out there looking to get it out of the park, you go there looking to make good contact, the homers come all by themselves. The moment you start looking for them, you are screwed.

  274. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Make that an even 6 runs per game for the NYY now – and finally a decently positive run differential. They won’t average 6 runs per game, but it’s nice to see them actually putting some guys on and getting timely hits.

  275. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    “RICH blames everything on cashman, the rest of the blog is all over the map….”

    Next time you have dinner with him, tell him that I only blame him for what he has done wrong.

  276. Tyler April 9th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    Make that an even 6 runs per game for the NYY now – and finally a decently positive run differential. They won’t average 6 runs per game, but it’s nice to see them actually putting some guys on and getting timely hits.
    —————————————————————————

    I thought that pitching would be great but they’d struggle to score runs. Through 8 games, the offense has been more than I ever expected.

  277. tomingeorgia April 9th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Winning makes the blog more pleasant, for sure.

  278. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Tonight on espn. Time to check stadium for jet streams. Followed up with a nyy random hgh test.

  279. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    luis,

    youk, hafner, and wells are professional hitters.
    they are not “hero swingers” as you aptly called last years group of chokers and whiffers.
    grandy and tex better get with the program and follow the Youk as he is the acting capt till jeter returns.

  280. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Tar April 9th, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    “RICH blames everything on cashman, the rest of the blog is all over the map…”

    I blame everything on Cashman, and I am mostly right.

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

    LMAO!!! So do I ;)

  281. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Wow, 5 HR, who would have thought it possible.

  282. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Make that an even 6 runs per game for the NYY now – and finally a decently positive run differential. They won’t average 6 runs per game, but it’s nice to see them actually putting some guys on and getting timely hits.
    ————-

    I’d rather see them score five runs, every single day, than scoring 11 runs one night, and one run the following night.

  283. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    As someone who detests blow outs – no matter who’s on top and who’s on the bottom, at this point I’m getting a little nauseous. Is it really necessary to embarass another team?

    I know this is a very controversial topic and I believe I’m in the minority on this, so I think I will see you all tomorrow.

  284. xcv April 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    can this crappy yankee middle relief get 3 more outs with a 12 run lead w/o getting rivera up?

  285. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Warren shows some small promising signs.

  286. jmills April 9th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Andy has done fine, I wish Hentgen had stretched ’96 to present.

  287. bruceb April 9th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Winning makes the blog more pleasant, for sure.

    But slightly less entertaining…

  288. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    What Tar and Randy say is true… I am hopeful, but we could be being deceived by a lousy Indians team.

  289. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    It’s a HR fest – Culver has 2 HR on the day. Now only 2 for 5, but a really nice start for the season – maybe dropping switch hitting can give him a big boost.

  290. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    at this rate they will be coming home with a 5 game winning streak, poised to take at least 2 of 3 against the Birds.
    id say thats playoff contention baseball but weakly flail away…

  291. Tar April 9th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Gardner has had some excellent AB’s. He was the catalyst tonight IMO. Hope he carries this forward.

  292. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    xcv April 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    can this crappy yankee middle relief get 3 more outs with a 12 run lead w/o getting rivera up?
    ————-

    They’ll be okay. They also got off to a bit of a slow start. CC, Kuroda, and Nova kind of did a number on them with their slow starts.

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

    “Not to rain on everybody’s parade but this is the Indians we are beating up on. ”

    Also beat the Tigers 7-0.

  294. Tyler April 9th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    What Tar and Randy say is true… I am hopeful, but we could be being deceived by a lousy Indians team.
    ——————————————————————–

    I think they are somewhere between as good as they look tonight and as bad as they looked those first 2 games against the Sox. It will be interesting to see where they end up.

  295. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    But slightly less entertaining…
    ================
    some people enjoy train wrecks…

  296. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Como estas venesolano. Thought you might want need a left fielder to come in and relieve some of you stud pitchers in this beat down. Damon lite. Good to see your still around primo.

  297. Bo knows April 9th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Next time you have dinner with him, tell him that I only blame him for what he has done wrong.

    ————–
    Sure, sure – Take the moral high road. Might as well ask him if he still beats his wife. Oops

  298. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Mick,

    Yes… Youk has always been a professional hitter… But I am more impressed with Wells… It could a mirage, but he is looking very good out there

  299. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    That lousy Cleveland team took two of three from the Jays.

  300. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    “Sure, sure – Take the moral high road. Might as well ask him if he still beats his wife. Oops”

    That’s kind of an off color remark considering the reports of his personal life.

  301. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Andy has done fine, I wish Hentgen had stretched ’96 to present.

    =====================================
    it has and will always bug me that hentgen won that ROY that pettitte deserved.

    …he who laughs last…. :)

  302. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I wish Tex had Overbay’s left handed swing.

  303. jmills April 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Trish, my mom used to feel sorry for the other side when the Leafs were on their way to a blowout; I always tried to put the clamps on her for obvious future jinx reasons. :) Have a good night!

  304. Tyler April 9th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Carmen Angelini with a homerun tonight. Thought the Yanks had let him go?

  305. igotid88 April 9th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Save some for tomorrow

  306. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Russel Martin wishes he had cervelli’s approach at the plate.

  307. Rich in NJ April 9th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Cervelli is really making a statement to play everyday.

    Great to see Gardner break out.

  308. xcv April 9th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    apparently, the miami anti-aging crap is working for cervelli

  309. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Andy has done fine, I wish Hentgen had stretched ’96 to present.

    =====================================
    it has and will always bug me that hentgen won that ROY that pettitte deserved.

    …he who laughs last…. :)
    ————

    Hentgen jobbed Andy (and/or Mo) out of that CYA. I think that it’s a pretty grave oversight that Mo–one of the truly great pitchers of his generation–never got a CYA.

  310. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Yankees just padding their stats against the indians, they know the gettin’s good.

  311. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    xcv April 9th, 2013 at 9:43 pm
    apparently, the miami anti-aging crap is working for cervelli
    —————————

    I keep thinking the same thing…

  312. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    If this was a fight, they would have stopped it.

  313. Benny Blanco April 9th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Cano is a hit machine!

  314. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Wow! Cano is locked in

  315. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    trisha are you proposing that players should make intentional outs when batting with their team winning by alot?
    theres guys are professionals and how much money they make depends very heavily on their stats.

  316. Jerkface April 9th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Nothin better than a blowout

  317. Nick in SF April 9th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Tar, it was 2008 that Andy played hurt at the end of the season and took some unusual grief here at the LoHud, and there was someone else besides Wave Your Hat and CB who consistently said that Andy should and would return in 2009… but it was just some joker clown who never talks about baseball.

  318. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Cano .303 ….oh early season stats

  319. PacoDooley April 9th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Someone said that Cano will soon be over .300 – well, there you go.

  320. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Showalter and Maddon have weighed in on fearing the Yankees.
    They all know we will be getting better without having to trade the farm away month by month.
    But some still do not believe…

  321. jmills April 9th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Oh crap, the Indians are bad,……I don’t I like that train.

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

    Someone said the other day that Cano will never be the face of the Yankees.

    In some ways, he is very close to that now and he is excelling at it.

  323. xcv April 9th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    i don’t believe it. unless binder joe manages to muck up the bottom half of the ninth with a 13 run lead, looks like ivan nova, the self-proclaimed best pitcher in the world, will go for at least a series win tomorrow

  324. MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I’m really surprised that Francona is letting a vet like Myers take a pounding like this-it’s usually a rookie that gets thrown to the wolves in a game like this…

  325. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Ghost,

    Yes… But every team can beat another one any given day… I want to see this kind of performance against the Rangers for example… But in any case, I have liked what I have seen the past three days

  326. jmills April 9th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    ” I don’t think I like that train ”

    Tell yourself,…its only seven now, jmills

  327. Ys Guy April 9th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    yes sorry i meant cya (distracted by the knick’s party)
    you are right, though, mo probably is the one who really deserved it.

  328. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Cano “sucked” like 2 games ago…..now he’s OPSing over 1. Never make anything of a week of stats…. Especially the first week

  329. Don April 9th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Cano hits better in warmer weather.

  330. mick April 9th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    tomorrow is a big start for nova.
    after these poundings, if he comes up small, he is punching a ticket to Scranton before too long.

  331. MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    the Indians aren’t as bad as they’ve looked the last two games and the Yankees aren’t as good.

    It’s just baseball, sometimes teams get on a roll and put up big numbers and everything the pitchers throw gets hit.

    Carrasco was throwing 94-97 early tonight, it didn’t seem to matter much to the Yankees.

  332. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    trisha are you proposing that players should make intentional outs when batting with their team winning by alot?
    theres guys are professionals and how much money they make depends very heavily on their stats.

  333. hardwired7 April 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Cano, strong like bull.

  334. SoS April 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    One last thing fellas. Could this success be due to players hearing foot steps to begin the season ? Ie nunez/jete wells/gardner same w ichiro youk/alex cervelli/trade for a catcher bubba is not our catcher overbey/tex. Add cano playing for the 2014 nyy lottery and you have a dangerous team. When was the last time players were on the hot seat ?

  335. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    “the Indians aren’t as bad as they’ve looked the last two games and the Yankees aren’t as good”

    Overall no….but their pitching is really bad

  336. Tyler April 9th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Bronson Arroyo throwing a perfecto through 5.

  337. theREALkevin April 9th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Wow what a beatdown. Myers is awful. He gave up 14 hits in 3.1 IP in a spring training start and now this.

    Good to see Gardner get going, he’s key for this lineup. Youk continues to rake. Impressive.

  338. MG April 9th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Warren has a chance to grab a spot in middle relief on a more permanent basis given how bad Kelley and Chamberlain have been…

  339. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Ghost,

    Yes… But every team can beat another one any given day… I want to see this kind of performance against the Rangers for example… But in any case, I have liked what I have seen the past three days
    ===========

    They aren’t playing the Rangers today; they’re playing the Indians. I don’t see the point in denigrating their success. Good teams beat bad teams. This is what the Yankees must do to contend this year–or really, any other year.

  340. jmills April 9th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Congrats – women’s world hockey gold to you brought along by Phil Kessel’s little sister. Somewhere, there’s an April in Paris.

  341. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Good slider from Warren

  342. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 9th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    “trisha are you proposing that players should make intentional outs when batting with their team winning by alot?
    theres guys are professionals and how much money they make depends very heavily on their stats.”

    Ys Guy, I know what you’re saying is right. I just wish there was some kind of mercy rule. Blow outs kill my soul. I get absolutely no enjoyment out of them, whether the Yanks are on the winning or losing end.

  343. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Warren has looked pretty sharp so far.

  344. Tar April 9th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Nick

    Thanks for the correction. Sorry to forget that you also fought the good fight. :sad: Speaking of memory that was a memorable off season here on Lohud.

  345. blake April 9th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Yanks playjng with a little swag now

  346. Don April 9th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Warren did a good job, let’s keep him.

  347. luis April 9th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Good game guys… Andy was impressive.

  348. Ghostwriter April 9th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Lost in the shadow of Cano’s big night, Gardy went 4 for 5.

  349. pat April 9th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    John put in some work on his calls this year…..

    TylerKepner: “BB hits a BB! That’s Boesch, by gosh!” — John Sterling

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