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Game 18: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 22, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (10-7)
Brett Gardner CF
Ben Francisco DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brennan Boesch RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix 3B

LHP CC Sabathia (3-1, 2.57)
Sabathia vs. Rays

RAYS (8-10)
Desmond Jennings CF
Ryan Roberts 2B
Ben Zobrist RF
Evan Longoria 3B
Sean Rodriguez 1B
Yunel Escobar SS
Shelley Duncan DH
Jose Lobaton C
Sam Fuld LF

LHP Matt Moore (3-0, 1.00)
Moore vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: Dome sweet dome (but seriously, it’s gorgeous outside).

UMPIRES: HP Andy Fletcher, 1B Rob Drake, 2B Same Holbrook, 3B Paul Nauert

OFF AND RUNNING: Brett Gardner has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. In his past 10 games he is hitting .341 with seven runs, four doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI and four walks. Gardner also has an eight-game hitting streak, and a hit tonight would tie Kevin Youkilis for the longest hitting streak by a Yankee this season.

NIGHT GAMES: Yankees pitchers are 7-2 with a 2.68 ERA in nine night games this season. They are 3-5 with a 5.58 ERA in eight day games.

ON THIS DATE: On April 22, 1903 the Highlanders played their first ever game, a 3-1 loss to Washington. That Highlanders team finished with a 72-62 record, fourth-best in the eight-team American League.

UPDATE, 7:24 p.m.: Yankees leave a leadoff walk stranded in the top of the inning. Now Ryan Roberts has homered on an 0-2 pitch. It’s a 1-0 Rays lead.

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: Wow. That escalated quickly. RBI triple. Two-run homer. It’s already 4-0 Rays.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Second homer of the night for Ryan Roberts. It’s now 5-0. Yankees don’t have a hit.

UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: Yankees first hit of the night is a solo homer by Cano. It’s 5-1.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: The popup hit the catwalk in foul territory, which makes it a dead ball. That’s why Cervelli’s catch didn’t count. This place is goofy sometimes.

UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: In his last 18 batters, Sabathia has let exactly one get past first base. He’s through seven innings, but that four-run first is still the difference.

 
 

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281 Responses to “Game 18: Yankees at Rays”

  1. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Go C! Go Yanks!

  2. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Go Yankees, Go CC!!

  3. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:06 pm
    Rich in NJ -

    then you lose Hafner.

    But, I don’t necessarily disagree with you; just, it stinks…
    _

    That’s the problem with all these on the fly solutions rather than actually growing your own and implementing a careful plan with patience.

  4. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Great we have Cone.

  5. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    This is going tobe a pitcher’s duel

  6. syd_cash April 22nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    guess we’d be having the perfect season if we didn’t have to play any day games.

  7. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Matt Moore is a good young pitcher. Glad we have Cone to break down this game.

  8. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Rich, yep. A big reason these signings concerned me. Age, and injury. And being forced to use platoon/bench players as regulars. I hope Youk isn’t in and out of the lineup all season.

    Go, Gardy!

  9. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    C!

  10. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    The camera angle on YES is very weird

  11. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Tar, yep, I love having mega-pitching analysis during the broadcast. <3 Cone.

  12. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    5 straight FB

  13. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    BB

  14. Tabbert April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Man.. People overreact like crazy in fantasy. Ryan Zimmerman and Jay Bruce were both dropped in my league. I scooped up Yovani and Matt Latos whom were both dropped. lol. Not sure who to drop for Zimmerman though. JJ hardy would make the most sense, but I already have Headley and Hanley as backups for Longoria. Hardy is currently a utility player and my insurance policy in case Tulo gets hurt. Should I drop Hardy, or just stand pat?

  15. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Ok…. We are in business

  16. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I can understand why Francisco plays v. RHP given that he is on the roster, but batting him 2nd is ridiculous.

  17. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    UGH!!!!!! Even ESPN broadcast knew that he was coming with CB in the dirt

  18. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Great at bat from the #2 hitter. Good job Girardi.

  19. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Fisrt topic in ESPN when Cano enters the batting box is……. Biogenesis, worse, one of the reasons is because Melky is his friend

  20. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Come on Wells

  21. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Breaking pitch

  22. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    FB high and inside

  23. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Here comes the CB again

  24. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    CU, my bad

  25. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    T

  26. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    This is going to be a low scoring game. 3-2 maybe

  27. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    This Moore kid is one hell of a young pitcher

  28. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Tabbert April 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    ——-

    Wow how do I get an invite into that league…
    ———

    Luis – Of course it’s Melky’s fault. Cano can’t possibly make his own decisions, so much easier to blame Melky for EVERYTHING. :roll:

  29. pkyankfan69 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    How the hell did Matt Moore make it to the 8th round of the draft?

    Shows you just how unpredictable the the MLB draft is… Also shows how far superior TB is at developing pitching than the Yanks.

  30. Tyler April 22nd, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    ESPN spent more time talking about Cano and Biogenesis in that at bat than the past 4 years about Ortiz.

    Going to be tough to score tonight. Moore being awesome and a lefty is tough.

  31. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    K

  32. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Good slider… Good command…No velo ( 88-89)

  33. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    CC is just going to keep mixing his pitches and be just fine.

  34. Tyler April 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    How the hell did Matt Moore make it to the 8th round of the draft?
    ————————————————————————-

    Albert Pujols got picked in the 13th round, lol.

  35. pkyankfan69 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Imagine if CC had this command, craftiness, and deadly change back when he was throwing mid 90′s… He would have been unhittable.

  36. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Why does that fan out there have a whistle in his mouth

  37. Tyler April 22nd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    That hung badly. 0-2 pitch.

  38. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Hanging slider

  39. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    That was an 0-2 meatball

  40. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Oops.

    CC looks thinner than even his last start…

  41. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Luis – Of course it’s Melky’s fault. Cano can’t possibly make his own decisions, so much easier to blame Melky for EVERYTHING.

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

    This is guilt by asociation…They are journalist, they should know better… They are as biased as they can be

  42. Nick in SF April 22nd, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Tex tells Hafner all about the Juice Press:

    https://twitter.com/sftweeindieguy/status/326475949845671937/photo/1

  43. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    damn

  44. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    This is where the lack of velocity can hurt CC.

  45. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Nick,

    You can tell by Hafner’s face that it was excruciating ;)

    Damn!

  46. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    That ball has to be caught. Boesch is a bad outfielder.

  47. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I wonder if Ichi gets to that, definitely was bullet.

  48. Tabbert April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Unknown-

    Normally I do a fantasy league with a group of friends that know at least a fair share about baseball. This year due to work, and what not, we weren’t able to do so. So, I just joined a Random public league. Boy, I might just do this every year. It amazes me how many big time players get dropped each week. I have already added: Yovani, Brandon morrow, Matt latos, Hanley Ramirez, and Rafael Betancourt off of the waiver wire. What amazes me is that i have been 10th on the waiver list each time I have landed these guys. So.. apparently no one values these players the slightest bit. It’s unfair. Lol.

  49. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 pm
    Oops.

    CC looks thinner than even his last start…
    ———–

    I’m seeing this on twitter too

  50. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Batting practice.

  51. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    This is going to be a long night.

  52. egk April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Ace?

  53. Benny Blanco April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    sound the alarm

  54. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Crap.

  55. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Yikes

  56. Tyler April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    If he’s going to be at 89, he has to hit all of his spots. And I hate Dave O’Brien. One of the worst announcers in the world.

  57. pkyankfan69 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    UH OH… This might be a looooooooong game. lol

  58. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Well…. 90 miles per hour in the middle of the plate is going to be hammered

  59. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    First TatMan and then Yunel the thug.

  60. NYY fan in NH April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Good job Ace!! Way to pitch against our AL East rivals.. Ugh!!

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    GO CC!!! GO YANKS!!! GO A’S!!!

    YF – last night was slim pickings at Pastiche so I ended up with a Spike’s Junkyard Dog :)

    Things have righted themselves in beantown. The first game was won for the good of the Commonwealth. And it’s been downhill since. A hearty “welcome back” to David Ortiz and all of hisr karma!

  62. Benny Blanco April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    “This is where the lack of velocity can hurt CC”

    Yessir

  63. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I noticed cc looks thinner too

  64. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    So much for a lo scoring game…..Did anyone notice the throw Cano made to the plate as he was on the run to his right…….Some kind of strong wing as he just flipped it across his body.. .That’s not a short throw…..

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Yikes! The score was 0-0 when I started posting. (I’m watching gamecast and not television.)

  66. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Pat M

    Amazing throw. Gardner and Cano made that play a lot closer than it should have been.

  67. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I played the under tonight… 7 runs is the number. Yikes

  68. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Well that was a great start, When you are only throwing 90 you have to hit your spots.

  69. Tyler April 22nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    So much for a lo scoring game…..Did anyone notice the throw Cano made to the plate as he was on the run to his right…….Some kind of strong wing as he just flipped it across his body.. .That’s not a short throw…..
    —————————————————————————

    Yeah, I don’t think Nunez did a good job communicating where to go but why even throw it like that? Like you said, he has such a strong arm that it got there but it really had no chance.

  70. Tabbert April 22nd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Well, if this years team has proven anything, they won’t just lay down. Time to start battling back.

  71. itsgonnabealongseason April 22nd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    And the non-ace “ace” strikes again.

    But keep telling yourself he’s one of the best in the game even with a non-existent fastball.

  72. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Pat M

    I was typing about that throw when things got out of hand. Gardner made a perfect relay to Cano as well. I’m still shaking my head about it.

  73. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I hate first pitch swinging.

  74. Triple Short of a Cycle April 22nd, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Over under on the day CC goes on the DL. Yanks are the only team that doesn’t worry about drops in velocity

  75. itsgonnabealongseason April 22nd, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Sabathia is pathetic with 0-2 or 1-2 counts…does a terrible job finishing off hitters.

  76. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Dave Obrien is self-proclaimed Sux shill.

  77. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Verlanders velo is down too

  78. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Sweeny Murti ?@YankeesWFAN
    Matt Moore has given up 3 runs in 18 innings this year. CC Sabathia gave up 4 runs on his first 18 pitches tonight.

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I would ordinarily think that getting 4 runs back wouldn’t be a problem. Matt Moore, however, has an ERA of .90.

    Hopefully CC keeps it at 4 – or if he can’t contain it – maybe Warren comes in for long relief.

  80. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    CC is 3-1 with 2,57 ERA before this outing… He has done it without his velocity… The problem is that when he misses now, he is going to be hammered…

  81. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Not often that CC puts the team in a 4-0 hole from the get go..

    Doesn’t look goods but ya never know

    Hey, Pat M!

  82. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Cc on the outside part of plate if getting hammered

  83. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    A few years ago I took my son to a Scranton game when Shelly was there. We were sitting first row on the 3b line, just after Yankee dugout. I told him when Shelly comes up you pay attention because if any RH batter can pull it down here, he can. First pitch FB he jerks right at us, hit the tarp on the field right in front of us. I looked like a genius :D

  84. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Sweeny Murti ?@YankeesWFAN
    Matt Moore has given up 3 runs in 18 innings this year. CC Sabathia gave up 4 runs on his first 18 pitches tonight.
    __

    Not all that informative given the sample size, but when you can’t develop your own starters, you risk overpaying for other teams’ starters’ decline years.

  85. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    The Yankees need to make Moore work. He’s only gone to the 7th once in the 3 starts. He walks and Ks a lot of batters.

  86. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Trisha it doesn’t look void, but maybe Moore is due for a bad day…

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    The fan nonsupport at the Trop is criminal. The empty seats far outnumber the others!

  88. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Cc doesnt ever get the 9 hitter out

  89. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Ugh and double ugh: did they have to show Revis throwing out the first pitch?

    Atta boy, C. Let’s not give up any more runs.

  90. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    That was a good pitch

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    “Trisha it doesn’t look void, but maybe Moore is due for a bad day…”

    It happens Doreen. Why not today!

  92. JobaTipsHisCap April 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    you will see more games like this from Cc.

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Good heads up playing!

  94. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Much better inning

  95. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Good pick of

  96. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Trish

    You’re right, the stands are empty.

    MG, JF any Lohudians at the game tonight?

  97. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Tar…. I’m still shaking my head on Cano’s throw !!! Doreen, it’s always a treat when you’re around.

  98. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I would say just take pitches.

  99. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Overbay is overmatched.

  100. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    That was ball 4

  101. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    This is ugly. Take a pitch…..

  102. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    These guys are just hacking away at anything. I hate when the AAA guys swing at the 1st pitch.

  103. Nick in SF April 22nd, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Revis sporting his Bucs cap on ESPN. No hard feelings about leaving the Jets. “It is what it is and you gotta move on.” Says hi to Bucs fans. “I’m here and it’s going to be exciting.”

  104. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Moore is dealing tonight, we could have a team of all stars and we still would be looking for a hit.

  105. Tyler April 22nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    That was a nasty breaking ball.

  106. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    By saying that I mean he walks a lot of batters and also Ks a lot. So my guess he gets them to chase. And he’s throwing a lot first pitch for balls. Get to a 3-2 count.

  107. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Not much this lineup can do with a lefty that throws 93-95 with 2 plus offspeed pitches.

  108. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Wow we need help against lefties. Teams will start lining up their lefties against us…

  109. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I hate when I feel like the game is over in the 3rd inning…

    Oh, we’ll

  110. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Moore is the next great pitcher…. I might rather having him than any other young pitcher. Kershaw maybe.

  111. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    “Moore is dealing tonight, we could have a team of all stars and we still would be looking for a hit.”

    Makes the runs we gave up feel a little better. Hate the games where we lose by one run.

  112. Benny Blanco April 22nd, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    damn!!!!!!

  113. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    He had zero hrs all year now he has two. Unreal

  114. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    CC could be a problem…

  115. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    CC with more meatballs in one game tonight than I can remember in a long time.

    iigotid88

    It’s not going to matter, he has a big lead he’s going to challenge the hitters.

    If you can get ahead great, but I wouldn’t count on it.

    I would be hacking at any decent FB I saw.

  116. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    I hate when I feel like the game is over in the 3rd inning…

    Oh, we’ll
    —–

    well

  117. syd_cash April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    CC is getting lit up light a Christmas tree…..its still early but he has to stop the bleeding if the Yanks are going to rally.

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    LOVE VERNON WELLS

  119. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Wow wells making cash look good

  120. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Too bad the catch doesn’t matter.

  121. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Nice catch by Wells.

  122. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Wow. Everyone has a bad day, but something is not right with CC today.

    GREAT catch by Wells!!!

  123. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    “Everyone has a bad day, but something is not right with CC today.”

    My fear too. Definitely something way off.

  124. Hassey April 22nd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Are CC’s career numbers in Tampa as bad as they seem?

  125. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    CC with more meatballs in one game tonight than I can remember in a long time.

    iigotid88

    It’s not going to matter, he has a big lead he’s going to challenge the hitters.

    If you can get ahead great, but I wouldn’t count on it.

    I would be hacking at any decent FB I saw.
    —–

    I still say work the count. I don’t know how many big leads Moore’s had early in the game. But he still throws a lot of pitches for balls. Unless it’s right down the middle then I say go for it.

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Joe needs to pull CC – not because of the runs but because he definitely doesn’t look right. Don’t exacerbate a problem.

  127. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I wonder if the Yanks have sent CC for an MRI or any tests. It seems like they are the only team in baseball where their pitchers lose velocity and they don’t get concerned. It’s hard to not be concerned when your ace is only throwing 90.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    You know that CC is going to battle his butt off as long as he’s out there. Joe needs to pull him so he doesn’t do any damage to himself.

  129. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    It’s time to pull CC. If he is dropping his arm he could be hurting himself.

  130. egk April 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    It’s not Halloween so why is Phil Hughes out there wearing a Sabathia costume in the first place?

  131. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    CC has thrown some really good and some really bad pitches tonight, no consistency.

    His bad pitches have been rightfully hammered.

  132. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    “It’s time to pull CC. If he is dropping his arm he could be hurting himself.”

    Yes!

  133. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    “I wonder if the Yanks have sent CC for an MRI or any tests. It seems like they are the only team in baseball where their pitchers lose velocity and they don’t get concerned. It’s hard to not be concerned when your ace is only throwing 90.”

    They were concerned enough to get Hughes all kinds of test two years ago.

    CC is coming off surgery and has pitched a lot of innings. This could be what a “healthy” CC looks like, at least this season.

  134. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Pat M

    Still shaking my head about that throw.

  135. Hassey April 22nd, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Is that Hughes, or HR Puffenstuff?

  136. jackamir April 22nd, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Bulls vs. Nets… Alternate programming…

  137. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Yay for francisco….. Where is juan rivera?

  138. bigdan22 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I refused to turn on this game when I read about how hot the Rays bats were after the Oak sweep. One of the keys to a good season is playing the good teams when they’re on cold streaks. Toronto was absolutely that. They did their best to give the Yanks all three games. Unfortunately the Yanks didn’t accept their hospitality. You know mgt is so happy just winning a series.

    Yanks need to avoid a four game losing streak here. Need to win one of the next two games. Good thing Andy is on the hill. He’s good at that.

    Yea, and it’s not right for CC to lose so much velocity so quickly. I’ve thought in the past middle age pitchers come back a little stronger after having bone chips removed from their elbow. I’m wondering about the weight loss.

  139. syd_cash April 22nd, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Cano!!!! Dontcha know!!!

  140. Benny Blanco April 22nd, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Canu.

  141. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    No sabes!?

  142. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    At least breaks up the no no

  143. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Every game I like Vernon more and more. I don’t even care how much he costs anymore.

  144. bigdan22 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Scranton winning again. Neal has had a nice start. I liked what I saw in ST too. Can’t be any worse than Francisco. Romine is hitting close to .400. Not sure he has an extra base hit yet.

  145. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    “Every game I like Vernon more and more. I don’t even care how much he costs anymore”

    :D

    Last night I posted something I found from 2008 where I said that the opponent that I feared most was Vernon. SOOOO happy we have him and he’s ours!!!

  146. Hassey April 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Bridge year is not the end of the world

    Just have to enjoy every win as much as we can because as fast as the Sox may come back to Earth, we’ll be right next to them testing Newton’s law. The big difference is that their youth movement is already a step ahead of ours

  147. Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Yep, Vernon is sneaking in. My favorite was him tipping his hat to the Blue Jay fans after a good catch.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/.....p/2101295/

  148. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I’m not jumping to conclusions about CC here.

    Tonight he does not look good. Not ready to make sweeping statements about his season. Bears watching, sure.

    But with this kind of lead, Moore can do what he wants out there.

    I knew I didn’t want to play In Tampa…just had a bad feeling about tonight

  149. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Dammit! Why in hell is Joe fooling around with this? He’s going to ruin this guy!

  150. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Napoli GS. Guy has had a pretty good season so far.

  151. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Bo

    I saw that :D How about they are calling me by my nick name…Boo

    After that last K he was really pissed off

  152. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Must not trust Warren

  153. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Still not working the count on Moore he’s on pace for a complete game

  154. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Im loving he Vernon Wells experience, too…

  155. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    With a full slate of games this week Joe needs CC to give him some length tonight. Remember Hughes goes tomorrow which scares the pants out of some hear. Got to save the pen.

  156. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    C’s looking better and velo is up.

  157. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    *here not hear

    Call off the grammar police.

  158. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Nice plays on both sides.

  159. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Still say the only chance they have is to string some hits together. Unlikely I know, but it’s only the 5th.

  160. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    “Must not trust Warren”

    Probably doesn’t want to burn the pen early in the series. Also, he’ll always show a lot more deference to his aces. But I worry about the ramifications. You know CC isn’t going to say he’s hurting!

    :(

  161. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Much better inning for C.

    Hey, ya never know, they could string something together. But it’s griping o be tough going and I don’t expect CC will be in more than 7 at best. So there’s the bullpen…

  162. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Or not…

  163. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Jesus Christ enough of these 1 pitch outs

  164. Doreen April 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    It might have just taken Cc longer to get loose tonight for whatever reason.

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Doreen – you know he will let his arm fall out of the socket and dig down to give everything he has before he’ll ask out of a game.

    I still don’t like it but whatever.

  166. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Was that Nova in the dugout with a big knot on his left cheek ?

  167. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Very good AB.

  168. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    igotid88

    There you go, Nunez listened to you.

  169. Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I watched Wells a lot in Toronto. He came as a toolsy OF, fun to watch and then year after year became the entitled hacker. Pulling off, hero swings, everything that I dislike in a hitter. So when I heard the news that he was coming, I was very skeptical. I still keep watching for a reversion but I will admit that he’s growing on me. Both with his hitting and his general behavior. Love the sense of humor, gotta love him.

  170. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Sit Fb and crush it Lyle!

  171. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Lyle needs to run into one here and turn this game on its head.

  172. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    or swing late and have no chance. :sad:

  173. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    He’s always left CC in longer than almost anyone.

  174. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    “or swing late and have no chance. ”

    He has no chance.

  175. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I’ve worshipped at the throne of Vernon Wells for a long time now.

    Call it perspicacity.

    :D

  176. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Tar,

    are you actually asking Overbay a hero sing??… ;)

  177. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Hero swing, should say ;)

  178. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    “He’s always left CC in longer than almost anyone.”

    You’re right. I wonder if he’d take him out of the game if he really thought he was hurting. I’m not sure about the answer. I would hope so.

  179. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Trish, is Wells married ? How about you ?

    Hey, you never know ! Lol J/K

  180. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    “Just have to enjoy every win as much as we can because as fast as the Sox may come back to Earth”

    I just hope the Yankees follow their model. Get rid of overpriced veterans and let young players have an opportunity.

  181. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Luis

    Yes. Even A blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. :D

    He was way late , had no chance

  182. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Was that Nova in the dugout with a big knot on his left cheek ?

    REPOST Looked like him, only saw for a sec.

  183. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Nix is playing too much.

  184. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Nix caught looking all year long.

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    4 NYY – it’s all about his play. I always thought he was a titan. Still do. He hits and fields like Adonis. Or something.

    :)

  186. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Nix looks at strike three a lot, but this time it was justified. Nasty pitch.

  187. Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    That was just a horrible at bat by Nix. Got himself out. His strength is middle in.

  188. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    3-3 part time player…. Ugh

  189. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:35 pm
    Luis

    Yes. Even A blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.

    He was way late , had no chance

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

    LMAO!! :D Yes he was… maybe he should start swinging now to be on time? ;)

  190. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Too bad we have to play leftys against a good southpaw. But, then again, we have some rightys in there that can’t touch him either !

  191. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Nice play by Nuney.

  192. Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Nunie!

  193. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    @eboland11 1m

    Ryan Roberts came into tonight 0-for-3 in his career against Sabathia. 3-for-3 with two HRs tonight.

    This is why no lineup/BP move should ever be premised on a 3 AB sample

  194. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    He is getting better on the field…

  195. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    “Nunie!”

    I have always thought the biggest question about him would always be his bat, not his glove.

  196. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Nice fielding Yankees.

  197. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Nice!!

    Rich he will bat… That wrist must be bothering him

  198. Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Worth the time to watch that play right there.

  199. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    That was just a horrible at bat by Nix. Got himself out. His strength is middle in.
    ==============

    Sad that his “strength” only shows up now and again.

  200. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Sabathia is a horse.

  201. Captain Clutch April 22nd, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I wonder why Adams would resign with the Yanks. If the team would rather throw Nix out there over him something is obviously very wrong. I really wish they would give him a chance. It’s like they are so scared of the unknown.

  202. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    luis

    I’m less certain given his mL stats, but he is their best (only) option at SS, and I would be willing to let other young players sink or swing as well, like Adams being part of a platoon. He can’t be worse v. LHP than Overbay or Francisco or Nix or …

  203. Bo knows April 22nd, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Sad that his “strength” only shows up now and again.
    ———-
    Ain’t that the truth.

    He can pop one now and then. Strong little guy.

  204. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I agree on your basic premise Rich.

  205. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    This is the inning here if something is going to be done.

  206. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 22nd, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Well I guess I leave the boys club to the boys.

    Have a great night.

  207. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    luis

    As I said, that’s why I like what the RS are doing.

  208. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Gardner is showing what a good at bat is all about

  209. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    19 more foul balls Gardner

  210. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Please do something here Benny

  211. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hope Moore is getting a little tired and take advantage.

  212. scuzzles April 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Cannot believe the DH is being wasted with Ben Francisco. And batting 2nd? This is a guy that the hapless offense Phillies didnt want. And hes our DH! What are the Yanks thinking?

  213. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    That was a ball Ben

  214. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    luis

    As I said, that’s why I like what the RS are doing.

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

    I like it too… They had the guts to do what we should be doing… Also, lucky enough to find the Dodgers to take on all of those bad contracts

  215. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    wow how much better of a pitch can you ask for?

  216. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Come on San Francisco

  217. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, Gardner needs to be told when to run.
    I know he has the green light, but he’s so hesitant.

  218. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    By the way, primo if you are still around, I remember now… They took adams out of the roster in favor of Nix :rolleyes:

  219. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Warning track power

  220. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Come on Cano carry us.

  221. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    he was out

  222. RadioKev April 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Time to dump Francisco. The month long trial is just about up, and I don’t want to renew.

  223. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    OK, can somebody step up??????????????

  224. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Door open. Thank You.

    Let’s do this now!!

  225. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    Warning track power

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

    Which makes him an almost hairy monster ;) Lucky break

  226. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    “Which makes him an almost hairy monster Lucky break”

    He’s a wannabe.

  227. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thats our break. Have to take advantage of it. Moore has thrown some hittable pitches this inning.

  228. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    That should be an error but I’m okay with a hit

  229. yankeefeminista April 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Time to hang one, Matt.

  230. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Come Vern… Stay within yourself, a hit is very good

  231. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    missed that pitch

  232. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    He’s got Vern on CU’s twice tonight.

  233. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Terrible AB

  234. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Adonis K’s

  235. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Oh Well ! ( S )

  236. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Like I said there was only 1 pitch in the strike zone that whole at bat.

  237. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Three times tonight :mad: grrrr

    I take back the nice things I said.

    j/k

  238. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Every young pitcher in the Yankee organization should be taught a change.

  239. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    That was a bad at bat from wells

  240. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I hope Wells can still hit, but I need to see more than a few weeks.

  241. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    That really hurts. Corners with one out and nada.

    Now it’s going to be real tough. Be nice to stick it to bow and arrow boy in the 9th.

  242. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    They made him throw 24 pitches this inning. Possibly will come back out for the 7th.

  243. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Good thing the game isn’t close, because CC kind of dogged that.

  244. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Dear god

  245. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    And they erase that quickly

  246. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Needed that DP.

    My call is Hafner wins the game with a bomb late yet tonight.

  247. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Trish left in time for Wells. Lol

  248. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I wonder if CC has problems getting warm and loose early in a game.

  249. Tar April 22nd, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Boy Nobody came and helped Cervelli on that play

  250. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    “Trish left in time for Wells. Lol”

    I’ve never been waterboarded before, but hearing every time Wells farts how she is his biggest fan and how she “knew” this and that has to be damn close.

    Obviously her knowing this will just provoke her on even more. I think many would admit it is annoying as hell. We’re all pulling for Wells and everyone else on this team.

  251. itsgonnabealongseason April 22nd, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Wells always has a bad AB when you need him the most. He’s great at stat-padding, though.

  252. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Take a god damn pitch

  253. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Boesch has looked awful tonight

  254. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Boesch has been awful for like 1.5 seasons, so thats unsurprising. Boesch is a long term project, not an immediate contributor. He can be optioned at some point.

  255. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Wow a 6 pitch inning.

  256. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Seriously guys? We got his pitch count up somewhat and then we let him off the hook with a 7 pitch inning.

  257. igotid88 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    So is Moore really that good or are batters just helping him out by chasing pitches?

  258. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I think Moore is really that good, but the Yankee approach tonight could’ve been better.

    So much for pulling Sabathia early tonight. Outside of that one big inning, which is typical for CC, he has been decent. At least he saved the pen in what is a full week.

  259. jackamir April 22nd, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    itsgonnabealongseason April 22nd, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    Wells always has a bad AB when you need him the most. He’s great at stat-padding, though.
    ________________________________________________________________________

    I don’t really care but I have to ask— What is your motivation for being here? Is your goal to annoy everybody that roots for the Yankees? It’s a sad life if that is what turns you on. Pathetic!!!!!

  260. RadioKev April 22nd, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    CC wasn’t good enough tonight, but at least his given us distance.

  261. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    It’s been explained to me that it’s impossible for a hard thrower to actually throw a rising heater although I faced some guys who my eyes must have lied to me. That being said, Moore’s heater must such that The Yanks hitters eyes have to be fibbing to them because they’re underneath so many pitches

  262. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Free adams

  263. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Nix is being asked to do too much.

  264. itsgonnabealongseason April 22nd, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    “I don’t really care but I have to ask— What is your motivation for being here?”

    To bring a dose of reality to the situation.

    Wells is not any different than he’s been the last few years. If the Yanks are up 5 or down 5, he’ll hit one a country mile. If you have a guy on third and less than two out, he’ll give the team a terrible AB. It’s just who he is.

  265. Rich in NJ April 22nd, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    “Moore’s heater must such that The Yanks hitters eyes have to be fibbing to them because they’re underneath so many pitches”

    And he was an 8th round pick…

  266. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Theres no such thing as a rising fastball, only the illusion of one. Science, guys.

  267. Nick in SF April 22nd, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, the 2013 baseball season has finally begun in earnest.

  268. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Where’s Earnest ?

  269. J. Alfred Prufrock April 22nd, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    At Victoria Station in a handbag?

  270. Pat M. April 22nd, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Face I’m not disputing it anymore. Hell I was in the cages today and 70 mph overpowers me nowadays.

  271. austinmac April 22nd, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    You know the line up is a touch weak when Cervelli is hitting fifth. They need a right handed bat(s) in the worst way.

  272. 4 NYY April 22nd, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    $ 189 RULES !

  273. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Face I’m not disputing it anymore. Hell I was in the cages today and 70 mph overpowers me nowadays.

    For someone who doesn’t dispute it you sure like to mention how you think its disputed a lot :)

  274. Jerkface April 22nd, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Warren throwing on about 100 days rest hitting 93 on the gun, nice.

  275. UnKnown April 22nd, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Let Farnsy get himself into trouble here and get the tying run to the plate in the form of a farm boy from ND.

  276. Nick in SF April 22nd, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Old schooler Ray Fosse, wbo does color for A’s broadcasts, just made a reference to the rising fastball “which doesn’t really rise” on a broadcast.

  277. ac1 April 22nd, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Yankees have turned back into a homerun or bust offense with no risp or speed…

  278. luis April 22nd, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Well… we need to adress our struggles against LHP… Granted, Moore was almost unhittable, but they struggled to hit Buerhle!!

    Francisco needs to go, Youkilis needs to come back and we need to bring up Adams… Hopefully RH Tex will be back at some point this season.

  279. comnsnse April 22nd, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    While posters providing an in game narrative is questionable, the 9:43 post and that first sentence by Luis is all that needs to be said.

    “We need to address our struggles against LH pitching”.

    This is not a very good offensive team on the field against anyone but LH will eat us up. Having Gardner,Ichiro,Boesch with only Francisco to compliment Wells who is himself suspect over the long run,perhaps signals a call for Almonte or Mesa?

    And continuing to ask the same question, why give Ichiro a two year deal unless he’s an everyday player?

  280. Cashmoney April 22nd, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Not really surprised by result tonight. The lineup is woeful against Lefties. CC has zero margin for errors with his diminished velo early. I expect Yanks to have a chance against AP and Cobb matchup.

  281. Playedcatchwithmunson April 22nd, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Pinella had a better scout of the Rays than the Yanks did. He pretty much called 2nd home run that extended the lead. Coney should be on staff. Pinella too. Too many binders and not enough common sense.
    Whats going on with Musty? Has the question been asked?


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