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Yankees to skip Nova’s turn in rotation

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After tonight’s rain out, the Yankees are planning to skip Ivan Nova’s turn in the rotation and go straight to Phil Hughes tomorrow night.

“If he doesn’t feel good enough to make his start, it will be Nova,” Girardi said.

Hughes has been sick, but he’s expected to be well enough tomorrow night. Nova will move to the bullpen. Girardi said the decision is all about keeping the other four guys on turn. ”

If you start moving everyone back, then Andy is going to move back to seven days (because of Monday’s off-day) and I don’t necessarily want to do that,” Girardi said. “We’re going to probably get banged tomorrow, too. Hopefully we don’t.”

As for Nova, he said he never got loose today. He was sitting in the clubhouse waiting, then found out the game was postponed.

“I know that CC and Company have to pitch every five days,” Nova said. “I understand that part and just got to be ready when they tell me to go out there. … I feel really good when my day to pitch is coming. All I want to do is go out there and pitch. Now I’ve got to wait five more days. It’s going to be like, for me, a month.”

By the way, tomorrow is only a single game. Girardi said they will likely makeup today’s game on May 13 when the two teams have a mutual off day. The Yankees will stop in Cleveland on their way home from a Denver/Kansas City road trip.

 
 

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158 Responses to “Yankees to skip Nova’s turn in rotation”

  1. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Applesauce puke guy > Nova?

    Hmmmmm. Seems like there could be a slot for Phelps/Pineda to grab a little down the line.

    (this was exclusive LoHud comment section content not tweeted at @sftweeindieguy)

  2. luis April 10th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Not necessarily Nick… He is the 5th starter, so usually the get skipped in this kind of circumstances…. But I would say this, it sure won’t help build Nova’s confidence..

  3. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    If Nova has the superior makeup I have read about on LoHud, he will use getting skipped as motivation or at least not be phased by it. The best way for Nova to build confidence is to perform well when he’s on the mound.

  4. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hopefully Nova isn’t as sad tonight as he looks in the picture that Chad posted above. :cry:

  5. Duh Innings II April 10th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Nova sat cuz he could be traded? Doubtful but you never know.

  6. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    No.

  7. luis April 10th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    He does… But sometimes you need a pad on your back… But again, that’s what happens to 5th starters… Another reason could be that Hughes does needs to work after not having pitched on ST…. I just hope that they aren’t pushing it with Hughes… I think he was brought up too early…He should have stayed down for a couple of more rehab starts

  8. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    “He should have stayed down for a couple of more rehab starts”

    What was Gil Patterson’s evaluation?

  9. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I believe skipping Nova will give him more time to continue to work on getting comfortable with the new delivery. I don’t think Nova’s makeup is in question as much as his mechanics.

  10. luis April 10th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    No idea Nick… He appears to be healthy, just not enough innings under his belt… In his previous start he looked like he was on ST mode, which is to be expected at this point… That’s why I said that probably it would have been best if he had a couple of starts in the minors.

    YF,

    Good point… that could be it..

  11. Tar April 10th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    “What was Gil Patterson’s evaluation?”

    He said it was Cashman’s fault.

  12. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Somehow I doubt that.

  13. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Hey, luis! Nova has said he is still not comfortable with the new delivery. It will take some time.

    Looks like Bryan Mitchell had a nice outing today. Like the only 2 BB in 7IP and 10-4 GO-AO. Also interesting that Mitchell went 7 (not sure of # of pitches) because our milb SP’s to start have been around 70+ pitches…

  14. blake April 10th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    They should let Phelps make Nova’s next start and send him to AAA to work on his delivery

  15. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Now THAT might shake his confidence.

  16. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Good luck. They are obsessed with Phelps coming out of the pen.

  17. blake April 10th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    April 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    Now THAT might shake his confidence.

    Eh….what about Phelps’s confidence….. He’s pitched better and nobody seems to care about him. They have given Nova a lot of chances….he’s gotten way more starts than Joba ever did….

  18. luis April 10th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Tar,

    LMAO!!

    YF,

    Hi! Nothing that doesn’t comes naturally is easy to master… Especially if it means shortening the arm action or the stretch toward homeplate… Another thing I noticed in that start, he needs to go back to his old slider grip, he threw way too many flat ones that ended up in the middle to the plate.

  19. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I’m guessing they are still seeing Nova as having more upside, and he probably does. But he needs to find consistency and probably needs to find it soon.

  20. luis April 10th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    Good luck. They are obsessed with Phelps coming out of the pen.

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

    This…

    Blake,

    His stuff and makeup warrants it… Having said that, Phelps should have been starting all the way back to last season, he has earned it

  21. blake April 10th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Nova probably does have more upside but he’s never had great command even in the minors and he’s pretty much gotten tattooed since his good stretch in 2011 when he was able to pound the bottom of the zone…..I haven’t given up on him but I do think he needs to go down and work on repeating his delivery…..keeping the ball down….and ideally adding some deception to keep hitters from seeing the ball out of his hand so well…..JMO

  22. blake April 10th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Giancarlo struggling

  23. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    According to the Yankees Phelps most closely resembles a yo-yo.

    Much moreso than a SP.

    :)

  24. blake April 10th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Phelps has earned a spot in the rotation

  25. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Patience grasshoppers.

    Patience.

    ;)

  26. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    RIP Red Sox fake sellout streak, you went way after your time.

  27. luis April 10th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    No argument there Blake… He has earned it

  28. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Last time Nova went down, he came back up with that swing and miss slider, but I doubt they send him down unless he keeps floundering. He definitely has more upside than Phelps, but that doesn’t mean Phelps isn’t a starter. It’s a long season and Phelps will probably have to fill in here and there. However, they keep saying Phelps is in the mix for their cost-controlled SP “core” of the near future. However, I will believe it when I see it.

  29. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Phelps has been a victim of his own adaptability.

  30. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    YF-

    I completely understand your skepticism.

    ;)

  31. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    MTU, good way to put it RE: Phelps and adaptability. So true.

    First night that I haven’t had to work, and the game gets rained out. :( Rain, rain go away… I can’t get this song out of my head:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHTCWY7Lvpk

    I’ll miss tomorrow night because I will be a Trenton’s Opener. Pumped for that one, but always dislike missing Nova/Hughes when they are pitching.

  32. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    YF-

    Who’s the starter ?

  33. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    *at Trenton’s Opener…

  34. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    For Trenton? Nuding, who I saw pitch w/Charleston a few years ago, and he was all over the place with poor fastball command and fringy secondary stuff. He’s progressed and had a really good year last year, but he is moving up in class, so we’ll see how he looks. He looked more like he did with Charleston in ST. Originally, I had been hoping to see JRam, but he is still down in Tampa getting healthy. I’ll probably also go to Turley’s start on Monday.

  35. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    …hopefully, we don’t get rained out tomorrow night. It is supposed to improve, but it is pouring here right now.

  36. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    YF-

    What’s wrong w J-Ram ?

  37. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    He had a blister problem, plus they wanted to delay his arrival in Trenton because of the cold. And it is a good move because Trenton has played in very cold conditions up North. And although the last couple of days here have been 80′s while Trenton has been on the road, just in time for Trenton’s homestand, the temperature tomorrow night is dropping into the low 50′s with a wind chill making it even colder.

  38. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks YF. I knew you’d know the scoop.

    I hope J-Ram can stay healthy. Probably all that stands between him and the Bigs.

    Needs to perfect that slider. He was very, very impressive this Spring.

    I hope the weather holds out for you and you get to enjoy the game.

    Dress warm.

    :)

  39. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Haha oh my god I want to see video of this:

    @Cubsminorswrap 32m

    Soler grabbed a bat and charged Threshers dugout and started hitting the dugout (not the player) with a bat.

    @Cubsminorswrap: Fight in Daytona. Soler attacks Threshers dugout with a bat.

    @ASchmidtSports 49s

    Daytona broadcast just stated that Soler was “stepped on” earlier in the game and thought it was intentional. That could lead to blowup….

  40. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Carl Crawford is really hot to open up this season. Now that he is on the other side of the country and in the NL I wish him all the best.

    Plus the Yankees can try to trade for him and we’ll see how well that trade clause holds up.

  41. austinmac April 10th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    The Cleveland weather forecast for game time and later calls for 90-100% chance of rain.

    I am bringing forth my inner Hal, the Weatherman.

  42. blake April 10th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Trade for Soler!

  43. blake April 10th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Y’all see the ball Harper hit…..lol unreal

  44. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    MTU, the slider is leaps and bounds from where it was. Hopefully, enough so that they have discarded that silly idea of putting him in the pen. I can’t wait to have him up North and get to watch his every start.

    Thanks about the weather. It should be workable if the forecast is correct. I remember the first time I saw Hughes pitch in Trenton in 2006. I was so excited to see him for the first time, but I got to see him pitch for only a few innings and then it poured, and the game was postponed. I was so mad.

    Soler has an attitude problem. No wonder we weren’t on him. Cash will say that he knew it all along, lacks the character the Yankees look for. :roll:

  45. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    YF-

    I’m looking forward to your scouting reports.

    Thanks for the info.

  46. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I be happy with Travis Snyder, a move for future as oppose to now. Boston has got the making of a real good bp. I like Uehara, Bailey is a setup man, the new closer is yet to be determined. If Daniel Bard does return to his old form in eventuality, the pen is deep and talented. Oh yeah, Tazawa is not shabby either.

  47. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    by the way I am not certain that Snyder would ever become a good hitter, but I think his value is low right now and he is a chance to be good one in YS.

  48. MTU April 10th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Time to dream.

    Have a good rest of your evening.

    :)

  49. 4time April 10th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Machado hits a grandslam in the 9th… O’s score 5 runs to take a 8-5 lead in Fenway

  50. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Uehara and Tazawa may combine for 100+ innings of a sub 2 ERA. Both are nasty, nasty pitchers. About a decade apart between them but both very good.

  51. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks, MTU. Sogni d’oro!

  52. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Que pasa? The thunder is so bad it is shaking my entire house. :(

  53. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Looking like slugfests throughout the AL. Sorry I missed Machado’s jack. Who’d he hit it off of?

  54. Jerkface April 10th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Sox closer, Hanrahan. Though it wasnt a grand slam, a wild pitch right before robbed him of that opportunity.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    4time April 10th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Machado hits a grandslam in the 9th… O’s score 5 runs to take a 8-5 lead in Fenway
    ////

    I admit to Machado lust.

  56. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Sounds like Soler got a little hot.

  57. jacksquat April 10th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    And maybe he needs a psych eval haha

  58. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Jap, Yanks are never in a position to draft a talent like Machado unless they tank hard. International draft was a source for Yankees to draft premium physical specimen but that might change soon as well.

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Cash,

    I’d kill for a spine-tingling young talent like that kid.

  60. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    New Moon tomorrow, good time for the Thunder kids to kick off their home schedule.

  61. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I must admit I take in no small pleasures in reading Martin’s 0.41 average to start the season. I love the fact he is no longer with the Yanks. Now I just wish we find an adequate backup/starter to be rid of Stewy.

  62. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I still think we have some very young upside talent from IFA signings that will hopefully come to the fore. Speaking of which, sounds like Andujar is having some great AB’s in EST. I wish he’d get to SI, so that we could watch him. And love that those games are now streamed on MiLB-tv.

    Pruf, saw your post on SWB. I was wondering what was going on there with the sudden lack of MiLB-tv coverage. Hopefully, they get that up and running soon. Speaking of SWB…
    Chad, any update on Chien Ming Wang and when he will pitch?

  63. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t wish Martin ill, but never liked his hitting approach or rated his bat highly in spite of the hairy monster moments.

  64. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Hey, I know – let’s trade for Jesus: he’s hitting .130, maybe they’ll think 30 ABs are actually meaningful and look to move him :D

  65. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    …the newfound contact is a good thing; may it continue.

  66. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Pruf, a new moon over Waterfront (Arm and Hammer) and Austin hitting moon shots. :)

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Did not like Martin because:

    1). He had the worst ABs I’ve ever seen in my life in that ALDS in 2011
    2). Not his fault, but had to listen to The Mouth sully the name of Thurman Munson by comparing Martin to a Yankee legend
    3). Martin is too much of a talker and too much of a self promoter, and I did not care for him acquiring overnight Yankee ‘tude that players like Jeter and Posada earned over triumphant years in pinstripes. It made me wince, just as Tom Gordon’s inappropriate identification with Yankee championships made me wince.

    Now that Martin’s gone, though, I certainly wish the man no ill.

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    yankeefem – that sounds like haiku material :D

  69. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Oh, and- again, not his fault – but I will never countenance Girardi/Cashman depriving Posada of catching Mo’s historic save, and find it intolerable that Martin’s name resides where Jorge’s rightfully should have.

  70. G. Love April 10th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    J.AP,

    Jesus will get traded soon. The M’s are going to go with Zunino behind the plate and they won’t waste Montero’s trade value using him as a backup C.

    Someone’s going to get him, but you know & I know the only way it’ll ever be the Yankees is if a different GM and manager are in place.

  71. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    …AND for them choosing Martin over Montero.

    I guess that’s a pretty long list :D

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Yeah I know, GLove, it ain’t happenin’. I’ve watched him: he’s out of sync entirely: late on fastball, out in front of offspeed, off balance, reaching for the ball… time is right to pounce :D

  73. Cashmoney April 10th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Jap, I think Martin’s power numbers will drop at PNC. I also think he is not much of a hitter. Martin’s value lies within his defense and that he does draw walks but then he inexplicably swing at balls that he total has the ability to discern from. bottom line, he is not that good and probably is heading to below average as a starter.

    I don’t really want to talk about Cashman, since most of the his statements recently reads like a 5 year old’s take on baseball.

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    sounds like Andujar is having some great AB’s in EST. I wish he’d get to SI, so that we could watch him. And love that those games are now streamed on MiLB-tv.
    ///

    Yankeefem – I hear he’s going to SI and I’m with you, the first I hear of it, I’m heading out there, even though the tolls are ridiculous :D .

    Kid’s a must-see.

  75. 4time April 10th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    And they only chose Martin over Montero for a year, which makes the decision even worse.

    As exciting as Austin, Flores, Mason, etc. are, we all know the Yanks will screw up their development somehow. Like Ichiro will go on the DL and they’ll bring up Austin to take his place on the roster, yet they will give someone like Francisco or Bosch the majority of the starts in Ichiro’s absence and keep Austin stapled to the bench or play him sparingly and then if he hits .200 because of uneven playing time, they’ll send him down and won’t play him much during Sept. call-ups

  76. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Cashmoney, that’s a good diagnosis of what ails Martin. He got fat on meatballs, too.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Crap, 4time, that is indeed how they roll. Sometimes I’m happy for guys who escape, even as I’m feeling sorry for us fans.

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I bet AJax would still be at AAA smh

  79. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    yf

    If you’re still here, we went to Best Dumplings tonight and liked it a lot.

    Thank you.

  80. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Opening night watch:
    Austin hitting moon shots!
    New moon over Waterfront.

  81. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I cheated a little. :)

  82. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Here’s hoping Cervelli/Nunez/Gardner can keep making contributions. The worst thing that could happen would be these guys going stone cold and being left with no “youth” at all.

    At the moment, there is a “blend” of sorts, although the “youth” isn’t the high-end prime mover types we once had. They need to maintain a high level (Gardner needs to keep fighting against that rising up on his toes business) or they’ll replace them with more age and that would not be good for anyone.

  83. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    “Here’s hoping Cervelli/Nunez/Gardner can keep making contributions”

    Nunez, if he improves/develops consistency, could help extend Jeter’s career (depending on how long he wants to play).

    Sherman said today that Ichiro could be the odd man out when Gradnerson comes back, if Wells’ early season resurgence is real. I’m skeptical (that they will sit Ichiro).

    If Cervelli is replaced it will be by someone even younger.

  84. Nick in SF April 10th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    haiku police sleep
    syllable violation
    Trenton amnesty

  85. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Opening night watch:
    New moon over Waterfront.
    Austin blasts moon shots!

  86. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Rich,

    But who? Romine isn’t ready and JR is just opening his second AA season.

  87. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Rich, aren’t the dumplings perfect little specimens? What did you eat?

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    YF – nice recovery :D

  89. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Pruf

    I said “if.” :)

  90. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    haiku tradition
    requires nature image
    oops, west coast failure

    :)

  91. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Whatever happened to Dynasty is Destiny?

  92. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I wrote 2nd version before I saw haiku police’s admonishment. Do I still get a syllable violation ticket?

  93. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    yf

    Dumplings: vegetable and shrimp/broccoli, bibimbap

    Some type of glass noodles w/vegetables

    And they have us deokbokki?

  94. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    By the way, congrats to the “low-level starter/high-end fourth OF” on his 1,000th career hit. I’m a day late, I know. :D

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Montero getting the night off. That’s a good move.

  96. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    The Melk Man? I would like to introduce him to Randy Levine.

  97. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Rich, so glad you enjoyed it. Are you referring to the spicy rice cake? Did you have kimchi? They are really sweet people, and make the food with love.

    Watching replay of Matt Moore game (vs. Holland). Can’t we please have Matt Moore? I have <3ed him since the minors.

  98. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Nice hit for his 1000th. Oppo field. Congrats, Melky.

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Yes, nice little shot down the left-field line for Melky.

  100. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Rich the glass noodles are actually sweet potato noodles –dangmyeon. Was the dish sweet, if so, it is called japchae.

  101. J. Alfred Prufrock April 10th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Alright, good evening to you folks.

    :D

  102. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Is Dynasty is Destiny a long ago Lohud poster?

  103. Rich in NJ April 10th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    yf

    I messed up. We had kimchi dumplings but did not have bibimbap. They said the kimchi dumplings had beef. I don’t normally eat meat, but we figured we would try it.

    Yes, spicy rice cakes that look like cylinders. They were great.

    The women were very nice. We were thinking buying a bag or two of the dumplings in the future to make ourselves (or a, one of us will….).

  104. Tyler April 10th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr.: Best .130 hitter in the majors or greatest .130 hitter in the majors?

  105. yankeefeminista April 10th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Downloaded but I haven’t used the MiLB App for iphone. Can I pick up radio broadcasts on that or is it just a scoreboard/news app?

  106. waka flocka April 10th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I can’t believe people are still discussing Montero.

  107. Bronx Jeers April 11th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Is Dynasty is Destiny a long ago Lohud poster?

    ———–

    I recall the name.

  108. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Rich, I don’t eat meat, so I can’t eat the kimchi dumplings, but they always give me some kimchi in containers, along with miso soup. They also make great california rolls; the key is the sesame seeds. I take both the dumplings and rolls to the Stadium. They are even great cold. Perfect for October baseball.

  109. Bronx Jeers April 11th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Oh yeah he was the haiku guy.

  110. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Jeers, ah. Got it. Haiku lends itself well to baseball. Baseball’s so Zen.

  111. Rich in NJ April 11th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    yf

    I won’t again. :(

    Yes, they did give us kimchi in a container. I actually like kimchi pancakes that I get a a place in Ridgewood.

    Anyway, thanks again.

  112. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    “Trenton amnesty”
    I try and try and try and…
    it’s still not enough

    :sad:

  113. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    new twitter account
    click on my LoHud screen name
    exclusive content!

  114. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Rich, sure thing. Are the kimchi pancakes vegetarian? At that place you mentioned called Tofu House? I might have to check that out.

    Nick http://www.google.com/search?q.....channel=np

  115. Bronx Jeers April 11th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Nature image tough
    Yanks, jokes, LoHud reference?
    Too much to cover.

  116. Rich in NJ April 11th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    yf

    I can’t definitively say that, but I think they are, and yes, at the Tofu House (which is closed Sundays, btw).

    I will ask my gf to see what she thinks.

  117. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    thunder and lightning
    dumpling talk makes me hungry
    so does no baseball

  118. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Cespedes with bases loaded — haiuk break.

  119. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    BB!

  120. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Thanks, Rich. I look forward to hearing about the pancakes. Is the restaurant Korean or pan Asian?

  121. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Nick, missed the AB. :(

  122. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Rich, Best Dumplings’ bibimbap is good.

  123. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    bases loaded walk
    Cespedes with cheap ribbie
    while Mike Scosia fumes

  124. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Nick, how has Trout’s AB’s looked?

  125. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Just home from pretentious Asian noodle dinner, Cespedes’ AB was the first I’ve seen.

    Seth Smith just lashed a single up the middle, 9-4 A’s.

  126. Rich in NJ April 11th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    yf

    Mostly Korean.

  127. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Thanks; think I will go back to watching Matt Moore pitch on replay for a while.

    Why pretentious?

  128. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    That was the word used by the angry fellow who made up a new screen name here to insult me some months ago.

  129. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Rich, I figured. Have you ever had the homemade tofu (made by Korean grandmothers!) at Cho Dang Gol in midtown? Well worth the trip.

  130. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Nick, sorry I missed it. Sounds like it is worth googling. :)

  131. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Trout up.

  132. Your Worst Nightmare April 11th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Seriously ? No one really gives a hoot.

  133. Nick in SF April 11th, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Case in point.

  134. Jerkface April 11th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Seriously ? No one really gives a hoot.

    Please, they’re called tweets. Come on.

  135. yankeefeminista April 11th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Maybe not, on second thought. GN.

  136. ron April 11th, 2013 at 5:13 am

    If i’m the yankees i’d tank real hard for a season,or two,after determining that we have little chance one of these years,just to get a few top picks.
    If mlb want’s to make rules that target us,after we are already dropping over100 million a year into the revenue pool,that is my way around it.

  137. Crawdaddy April 11th, 2013 at 6:36 am

    You do realize that tanking two seasons will cost the Yankees dearly in stadium revenues and advertising dollars for YES when ratings go down the toilet.

    Yankee fans for the most part are known for being front-running fans and will not support a losing ballclub and that’s not taking into account the high price of tickets.

  138. Ghostwriter April 11th, 2013 at 6:43 am

    ron April 11th, 2013 at 5:13 am

    If i’m the yankees i’d tank real hard for a season,or two,after determining that we have little chance one of these years,just to get a few top picks.
    If mlb want’s to make rules that target us,after we are already dropping over100 million a year into the revenue pool,that is my way around it.
    =============================

    I am really, really, really glad that you are not in a position to make any decisions for the Yankees. That is just a horrible idea.

    And MLB isn’t instituting rules to target the Yankees. They are instituting rules to limit competition. The effect is similar to targeting the Yanks, given their competitive advantages, but not quite the same.

  139. blake April 11th, 2013 at 6:58 am

    The draft was essentially invented to limit the Yankees….and all these changes are to stop them and other big market teams from running up advantages.

    That said….tanking seasons in the MLB is a terrible idea because the draft is just too unpredictable and also because of all the revenue that would be lost…..

    They need to develop players and make smart draft choices…..they don’t have to continually have the best farm system in baseball to win because they can still spend money ….they just have to produce enough players to offset the payroll to keep it down to where Hal is happy

  140. Ghostwriter April 11th, 2013 at 7:30 am

    No, the purpose of the draft is to restrict competition and to hold down player salaries and signing bonuses.

  141. blake April 11th, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Ghostwriter says:
    April 11, 2013 at 7:30 am
    No, the purpose of the draft is to restrict competition and to hold down player salaries and signing bonuses.

    Yes…. To limit the Yankees

  142. blake April 11th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    The rules aren’t changed only for the Yankees but they are a huge reason why and always have been…..most teams cannot compete with their ( and now the Dodgers) revenues

  143. blake April 11th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    @AndrewMarchand: First Pitch: Can Hughes get better? http://t.co/DTVlmFxqrk

    I don’t think he has #1 ceiling…. He probably hasn’t had that in a few years because he just doesn’t have the plus plus Offspeed stuff …..however I do think he’s a legit AL 3 or 4 now and probably still has 2 upside if he can become more consistent with the good breaking ball he added late last year and if he can continue to show confidence and command of his CU…..

    Hughes doesn’t throw 95….but he lives around 91-93 and will probably touch higher in the summer and he has good deception….. Guys just don’t see his fastball well.

    The key for him has always been finishing hitters off and trying to better keep the ball in the yard…..a move to a different division and ball park could help with the latter and just a bit more development with the former…..

    I’m invested in Hughes…. He’s honestly my second favorite pitcher to watch on the staff after Andy…..so I hope they can keep him and I hope he keeps developing even though he’s better now than he’s given credit for IMO

  144. MTU April 11th, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Yes Blake.

    There is almost always someone who sets themselves up as the arbiter of what is fair.

    Meanwhile many of Smellig’s cronies are the ones to get franchises.

    Hypocrisy and corruption at it’s best.

    P.S. You might have guessed that I have little use for Smellig

    ;)

  145. MTU April 11th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    If Phil has a good year I think the Yankees will need to try to keep him.

    I wonder about how the Yankees view his longterm ability to stay healthy ?

    If they wanted him it’s too bad they didn’t extend him when he was putting subpar results.

  146. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    MTU,

    The “salary cap” stuff is one thing……but limiting spending in the draft and international is really where i think MLB is shooting themselves in the foot

  147. MTU April 11th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I have to hit it soon.

    Have a good day.

    I’m still on special assignment.

    :)

  148. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Take care MTU

  149. MTU April 11th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Will do.

    You do the same.

    ;)

  150. Mike Ri April 11th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Stanton has no protection in the Marlins lineup…. He’ll never see a pitch to hit

  151. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Mike Ri says:
    April 11, 2013 at 8:27 am
    Stanton has no protection in the Marlins lineup…. He’ll never see a pitch to hit

    He will have more in Texas’s lineup in August

  152. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    @WheresKernan: #Yankees Makeover: The Clubhouse Edition, different world without A-Rod: http://t.co/OwNakZ3IRF

  153. Mike Ri April 11th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    He will have more in Texas?s lineup in August


    lol lol— Blake –interesting read in the Daily News this morning . . would the Mets part with Zach Wheeler and another piece or two to get Stanton. ???

  154. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:39 am


    lol lol— Blake –interesting read in the Daily News this morning . . would the Mets part with Zach Wheeler and another piece or two to get Stanton. ???

    Uhm….that’s tough….they wouldn’t for Upton for hard to say….depends on what went with him but Id def trade Wheeler for Stanton straight up

  155. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I really think Texas will put Profar in a package for Stanton at some point…..makes sense for both teams really now that Andrus is signed. Marlins aren’t winning with or without Stanton and he’s unhappy……

  156. Mike Ri April 11th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Must have been a slow news day . .Because the NY Post had a similar read . They had Cargo and Eithier as possible mid season trade targets .

    -I agree Blake . .Stanton will be playing for a different team by the end of the season.

  157. blake April 11th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Like CarGo….but i want Tulo

  158. Shame Spencer April 11th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    :arrow:


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