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Game 20: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 24, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (11-8)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Brennan Boesch RF
Jayson Nix 3B

LHP Andy Pettitte (3-0, 2.01)
Pettitte vs. Rays

RAYS (9-11)
Desmond Jennings CF
Ryan Roberts 2B
Ben Zobrist RF
Evan Longoria 3B
Sean Rodriguez 1B
Yunel Escobar SS
Shelley Duncan DH
Jose Molina C
Kelly Johnson LF

RHP Alex Cobb (2-1, 2.53)
Cobb vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: One last night of warm weather, and I’m spending it inside.

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

THE MAGIC NUMBER: The Yankees are 10-0 this season when holding their opponent to four runs or less. They are 10-3 when scoring four or more runs.

DRAFT DAY: Tomorrow is the NFL draft. Honestly, it would be very difficult for me to care less about it — never been a huge NFL guy — but it’s at least somewhat interesting that the Yankees have twice used their first pick in the MLB draft to take a player who ultimately went on to play professional football. In 2002 they drafted Brandon Weeden 71st overall, and of course in 1981 they took John Elway with the 26th overall pick.

MOVING UP: Andy Pettitte will make his 421st career appearance as a Yankee tonight. He will move past Sparky Lyle for sixth place on the franchise’s all-time list.

UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Couple of base runners for the Yankees in the second, but a fly to right leaves them stranded. Not to worry, though. Pettitte is off to a strong start.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: Terrific play by Nunez to get the second out of the second.

UPDATE, 8:02 p.m.: Three innings, five strikeouts for Pettitte.

UPDATE, 8:21 p.m.: Make that seven strikeouts through four innings.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Apparently concerned that Jose Molina might go first to third, Brennan Boesch seemed to take his eye off the ball, which let a rolling single get past him for an error that has left runners at second and third with no outs in the fifth.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Two-out, two-run double by Zobrist. One run is earned and the Rays are up 2-0. Pettitte has nine strikeouts, but he was obviously not at all pleased with the go-ahead base hit. The Boesch injury probably cost the Yankees a run.

 
 

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212 Responses to “Game 20: Yankees at Rays”

  1. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Go Andy! Let’s go boys!

  2. Nick in SF April 24th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!! #1 fan Nick in SF

  3. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Nick in SF…..Whenever you mention the Wang-man it reminds me of Erica who fleeced me a few seasons back……

  4. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Expecting a few Yankee homers tonight after watching Ichiro almost go yard

  5. Nick in SF April 24th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I lost that same wager to Erica, but I made it back on her broken Johnny Damon dreams.

  6. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Go Lefty! Go Yanks!

  7. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    So Stu Sternberg was on with Francesser today and said that low payroll teams should get extra picks and not be penalized for doing well.

    Yet Cobb was a 4th round pick and Moore was an 8th round pick.

    So maybe teams with higher revenues who can’t develop pitchers should be the ones getting more picks.

  8. mick April 24th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I just love when Andy talks to himself.
    Wonder what he’s saying?

  9. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Via Jon Morosi: Right-hander Jose Valverde said the Yankees were one of two teams to offer him a guaranteed Major League contract this past offseason. The Mets were the other. He eventually took a minor league deal from the Tigers and was added to the roster just yesterday.
    ———
    Is there a more LoHud disliked pitcher than Jose Valverde?

  10. mick April 24th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    ” Andy Pettitte will make his 421st career appearance as a Yankee tonight. He will move past Sparky Lyle for sixth place on the franchise’s all-time list.”
    ====================================
    Imagine if he stayed here those Houston years and the 1 year retired?

  11. comet April 24th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Hey Tom, YT and YF. Another tough pitcher tonight. Listening to john and Susyn.

  12. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    “Is there a more LoHud disliked pitcher than Jose Valverde?”

    Javier Vazquez?

  13. kd April 24th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    “Is there a more LoHud disliked pitcher than Jose Valverde?”

    Carl Pavano

  14. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Comet.

    Just arrived in Tampa to visit family. Watching the Rays broadcasters. Lot’s of lefties to go against the Maddon shift. Have to loft a few out of the park.:)

  15. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Agree with Pavano.
    How about opposing pitcher?

  16. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I must be the only Yankee fan who doesn’t hate Pavano.

  17. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Go Nunie!

  18. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Nunie!!!

    Hi comet. :)

  19. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I hate first pitching swinging!

  20. kd April 24th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    opposing pitcher – curt schilling. i really hope that loudmouth jerk doesn’t get into the hall

  21. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Hey, comet! Nothing is going to be easy this summer. The boys just have to do it. I like their chances, and there’s some new blood coming.

  22. mick April 24th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Man , this Cobb kid is dealin’.

  23. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I hated Pedro more than Schilling ever since he hit Jeter and Soriano.

  24. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Nuenz has such a nice stroke. I remember a few springs ago seeing him for the first time and remarking to CB about him… Has CB popped up yet this season ???? Nick in NJ, I missed out on the Damon wager with Erica and I haven’t forgotten my Ritter Bar thumping to you last season.. Lakers plus 9 tonight

  25. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I don’t hate Pavano. Im just indifferent. Although he kinda wasted our precious time… I actually saw his Yankee debut vs. Sux. I attended the game by myself on OD b/c no one could get off work to go with me.

  26. mick April 24th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Hey Pat M, when’s that stickball tourney again?
    Might have some players for you….

  27. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Atta boy, eduardito!

  28. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Nunie can field!

  29. pkyankfan69 April 24th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    GGED

  30. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Nunez showing some great leather on that last play.

  31. Doreen April 24th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    WOW! Nunie!

  32. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Nice one, Nunie!

  33. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I hated Schilling much more than Pedro.

  34. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love it when Waldmanie scolds the fans. Not really.

  35. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    The reason I don’t hate Schilling is that for all his ‘holishness, when he was posting at NYYFans, it gave fans a perspective on what it was like to be a ML pitcher.

  36. Doreen April 24th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I didn’t hate Pavano either. But it ended up being 4 loooong years of nothing.

  37. Doreen April 24th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I actually felt a little bad for Carl P.

  38. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Need Gardner to get on and disrupt the pitcher-34 pitches

  39. jackamir April 24th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Brett Gardner——-OVERRATED—–He is a candidate for the bench when Grandy emerges.

  40. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    How can Gardner be OVERRATED when most Yankee fans think that he sucks?

  41. mick April 24th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Nuney does have a gun for an arm.

  42. mick April 24th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Gardy is not a good baserunner.
    Something tells me he is afraid to steal with that glove thing on his hand.

  43. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Rich, I spent too many games watching Schilling at the Stadium getting that wide strike zone, and having to hear his narcissistic, self-promoting remarks. Just never liked the guy. Pedro had his issues too, but I loved to watch him pitch. Great memories of the Pedro-Moose matchups and chanting Who’s your Daddy? to him, although that year was one of the worse in Yankee memory.

  44. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    *worst

  45. jackamir April 24th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I agree with most of the fans. He has bad Baseball instincts

  46. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    yf

    I hate pitchers that throw at hitters with what might be considered (yes, it’s an inference and a guess) an intent to injure. Plus, Pedro pushed down an old man (Don Zimmer) and hid.

    He may have been the best pitcher of his era, but he is slime, imho.

  47. kd April 24th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    my favorite pedro memory is when posada hit that bloop single over the second baseman’s head

    the contrast between jorge’s excitement and pedro’s internal acknowledgement that they owned him was priceless

  48. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Andy is looking vintage, which means “real good”.

  49. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Professional

    One word that is it. Andy P.

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 24th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Hi all. We have another Yankee angel in heaven. My godfather passed away. The reason I mention it here is because it was he, my grandfather, and my godmother who introduced me to the Yankees at a very young age. They were the ones who took me to Yankee Stadium, and they are the reason I am a diehard Yankee fan. My mom was a Ys fan, and my original interest came from her, but the ones who really fostered it were her father, sister and sister’s husband (my godparents.) My godfather was the last one still living.

    So here’s to you Uncle Ben. Thank you from the bottom of my pinstriped heart. I could not have asked for better godparents.

    Please enjoy tonight’s game everyone. GO YANKEES!

  51. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    K!

    Rich, I agree that Pedro did some loathsome things. I despised that team, and his hitting our players. However, in retrospect with Pedro I loved watching him pitch. It’s not rational.

    kd, one of my top games ever attended if not my número uno.

  52. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Hate the shift.

  53. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Sorry about your loss Trish.

  54. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    However, in retrospect with Pedro I loved watching him pitch. It’s not rational.
    =================
    Admit it JF, Pedro was sexy.

  55. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    yf

    Dukbokki isn’t on Best Dumplings’ menu, but they gave it to us. Can you order it or do they always give it to everyone?

  56. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Sorry to hear it, trisha.

  57. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    K’s all over the place tonight on both sides. 10 combined.

  58. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    You can’t teach foot speed.

  59. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    kd, one of my top games ever attended if not my número uno.
    ==================================
    Me too. Altho the Chambliss game was pretty good.
    As was game 2 vs Seattle in 95.
    The Reggie Game in 77 wasn’t bad.
    Gooden’s no no was fun.
    Game 1 vs the Mets was a hoot…oh yeah Tino’s granny was ok.

  60. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Not to mention games 4 & 5 against the D-Backs.

  61. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    That D’Backs series was one of the weirdest in my memory.

  62. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Admit it JF, Pedro was sexy.
    ==================
    Big difference between JF and YF, sorry.

  63. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Trisha, so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your godfather.

  64. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    That D’Backs series was one of the weirdest in my memory.
    ===========================
    The circumstances surrounding them were unprecedented.

  65. jackamir April 24th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Kevin Durant is unbelievable..

  66. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Two Yankee homers at the stroke of midnight by Jeter and Soriano in that 2001 WS

  67. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Mick, hardly.

  68. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    The game I regret not going to was Coney’s perfecto on Yogi-Larson Day. Wow! Surreal.

  69. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    YF-I mean sexy in a pitching kind of way. Maybe flamboyant is a better word.

  70. Jesus Bustero April 24th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I insist Durant is the best player since Jordan. He’s obviously not as accomplished but he’s really just getting started.

  71. Yankee Trader April 24th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Trisha-

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Which Yankee was your first favorite player?

  72. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Mamba says Whassup Buster

  73. jackamir April 24th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Trisha, I am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong and live proud.

  74. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    True, mick.

  75. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    The Yankee Met Series, esp Game 1, was spectacular.
    It seems eons ago. When the rivalry and interleague were new.
    Game 1 was pivotal and set the tone.
    That and Jeter’s leadoff HR Game 4….

  76. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I insist Durant is the best player since Jordan.
    ========================
    LeBron.

  77. Madrugador April 24th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    You never forget the first game you saw at the stadium and you never forget the people who taught you to love the game. Sorry for your loss Trish.

  78. Doreen April 24th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Sorry for your loss Trisha.

  79. Jesus Bustero April 24th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I just don’t like how Lebron uses his body to bully the opposition. Jordan didn’t have to do that and I admired him for his grace and agility. He’s probably the greatest athlete of our lifetimes. Durant has more of that than Lebron.

  80. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    A run would be nice.

  81. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Two Yankee homers at the stroke of midnight by Jeter and Soriano in that 2001 WS
    ==============================
    I could never wrap my mind around losing that one.
    It seemed it was meant for NY to triumph.
    Maybe the victory was in the way we kept coming back…the final victory not being everything.

  82. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Andy, the artiste.

  83. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Andy painting another Picasso.

  84. Tyler April 24th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Mo and Pettite should just never retire. Have a special contract where they can come back in July ever year.

  85. Jesus Bustero April 24th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Jackamir i agree that Gardner become the 4th OF when Grandy man returns. He is a clone if washed-up Ichiro who makes less money and sells less merchandise.

  86. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    “Mo and Pettite should just never retire. Have a special contract where they can come back in July ever year.”

    Plus it would force Hal to swallow his budget hole.

  87. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    or whole…

  88. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Jordan didn’t have to do that and I admired him for his grace and agility.
    ===============================
    Kobe is closer to Jordan in style and winning.
    And of course, it’s the winning that distinguished Jordan and his clutchness.

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

    I agree with Walt Frazier. Durant is a taller George Gervin.

  90. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    yf

    Dukbokki isn’t on Best Dumplings’ menu, but they gave it to us. Can you order it or do they always give it to everyone?
    ______
    They always gave me freshly made dumplings and kimchi to eat while I waited. I haven’t been there this year, but in the past they didn’t offer dukbokki, so I am not sure.

    __
    mick, ah, got it. Maybe. He was a master pitcher. I appreciated that, and the rivalry was a classic one.

  91. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks, yf.
    _

    Cashman not that stupid:

    7:38pm: “False false false,” said Brian Cashman to reporters when asked about the report this afternoon. He confirmed the Yankees never had talks with Valverde’s camp and they didn’t offer him even a minor league contract. Shouldn’t lie about stuff like that Jose, it’s unbecoming.

  92. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Jackamir i agree that Gardner become the 4th OF when Grandy man returns.
    =====================================
    He will platoon in LF, like he did with Andruw Jones, with Wells. Ichiro will get his day or 2 a week off vs leftys.

  93. Tyler April 24th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I think Lebron will end up being right there next to Jordan. He’s just been on a different level after getting the pressure off by winning last year. He not only gets triple doubles but he shoots like 80% while doing it lol. No reason he can’t win 5-6 more championships before he’s done.

  94. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    He confirmed the Yankees never had talks with Valverde’s camp
    ===========================
    Why not talk to another infamous V guy, Vladimir. He’s playing for the LI Ducks.

  95. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Tricia……I’m sad for your loss

  96. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Pettitte has looked better than in his prime

  97. jackamir April 24th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    A Long ball will decide this contest. Cano is my pick to click….

  98. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    mick, ah, got it. Maybe. He was a master pitcher. I appreciated that, and the rivalry was a classic one.
    ========================
    Another famous game I was at….The 99 AllStar Game/McGwire HR Derby colossal.
    Pedro K’d the 1st 5 batters he faced.
    Some big names, altho I don’t remember them now…I think Bagwell, Ripken and Jeter were some of them.

  99. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    That’s because Andy Pettitte is a stahtin’ pitchah!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI5xJfYH7NI

  100. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Pettitte has looked better than in his prime
    ==================
    Andy was always a pitcher but to say he has learned to pitch is not an overstatement.
    Hughes and Nova can learn a lot from him….

  101. Shame Spencer April 24th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Andy doing his thing…. please stay healthy, please stay healthy, please stay healthy…

  102. Shame Spencer April 24th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    trisha, my condolences.

  103. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    This blows.

  104. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Ummmmmm

  105. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    he bosched the play!!

  106. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Ugh

  107. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I said it the other day, Boesch is unathletic and awkward in the OF. There is a reason the Tigers cut him. Well, he just punched his Express ticket out of here. That was a Little League mistake.

  108. comet April 24th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Trisha remember the great times with your Godfather. Very sorry to read of your loss.

  109. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    K!

  110. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    K!!!

  111. Against All Odds April 24th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    My condolences to you and your family Trish

  112. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    If anyone can escape its andy

  113. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Andy just used and schooled Jennings

  114. Against All Odds April 24th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    YF that never gets old

  115. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Put him away.

  116. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    He is digging deep that is for sure. Andy knows he is locked in a Pitcher’s duel and can’t blink.

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

    K!!!!!!!!!!

  118. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    BEAUTIFUL PITCH SELECTION!!

  119. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Yes!!

  120. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    One more, And.

  121. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    sit back down

  122. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    This is how you pitch! is the entire yankee pitching staff paying attention?

  123. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Andy can paint

  124. Shame Spencer April 24th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I said it the other day, Boesch is unathletic and awkward in the OF.

    ————–

    That’s probably why they’re teaching him 1B. If he can hit better than Overbay….

  125. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    “Andy can paint”

    Nova can’t even draw.

  126. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Crap

  127. Benny Blanco April 24th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    DAMMIttt

  128. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Hung that one Andy

  129. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Keep right here at 2. We’re fine.

  130. jacksquat April 24th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Damn, almost out of it, thanks Bosch.

  131. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    OK, get Longo; then get some runs.

  132. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    1 hit and we’re fine. ohhh kay.

  133. Madrugador April 24th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I guess you have to pitch to Zobrist there.

  134. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    That was still Classic Andy.
    It’s just that Zobrist owns him and Longoria was on deck.
    He limied the inning, needless to say we knew others who would have imploded for a 6 run inning and game over.
    Andy stared them down and Zobrist prolly read his lips…love when he peers in over his glove, have the tee shirt to prove it.

  135. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Monday morning QB’ing it maybe he should’ve put Zobrist on who hits (.368) against Andy to pitch to Longo batting (.111)

    But far be it for me to question Andy, he knows what he is doing. Just couldn’t quite escape there that time.

  136. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Odds, it never does. :)

  137. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    2 hits now.

  138. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    He limied the inning,
    ==============
    limited

  139. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Lead off on. The Nix reverse jinx factor continues to work.

  140. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Gardner is hitting into too many dps

  141. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Grrr

  142. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    so much for that

  143. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    and exactly how many hits or outs were out of the infield?

  144. mick April 24th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Oh, btw, forgot to mention Gardner will be hitting 9th like he used to as soon as Jeter gets back.

    These guys are doing a fine job calling this game. It’s how a game should be called, the old fashioned way, by letting the game breathe.

    Just saw 42 and Red Barber did just that…

  145. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    woo — offense baby.

  146. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Think we are scoring 4?

  147. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    wrong team for offense…

  148. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    We are not even facing a lefty. :mad:

  149. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    i would say no. they scored 5 runs total in their last 23 innings.

  150. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Mick……The stickball tourney starts May 18-19 being played throughout NYC . The team that I’m on is playing at a school playground in Astoria Queens somewhere…. Maybe Julio’s schoolyard ??? It sounds like a big event as there’s over 200 teams participating of which 50 are from the 55 and older bracket. I think it’s a fund raiser for The NYC PAL….I’m not really sure on that though. I do know that there’s $ 300.00 per team entry fee… I was asked about maybe getting one player and I thought of Tin Cup.

  151. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    He should be able to get these 2 batters

  152. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Nunie!!

  153. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    The only guy they could throw out on that play

  154. itsgonnabealongseason April 24th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    How can people say Pettitte “limited the damage?” There were two on and two out and Andy let them score. He lost the game for this team right then and there.

    The Yankee offense might be the worst in the history of baseball.

  155. Bo knows April 24th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Nunie!

  156. J. Alfred Prufrock April 24th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Nunie!!
    ///

    That’s the Nunie we saw in Trenton :D

  157. NYY fan in NH April 24th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Wow, just tuned in.. The offense was anemic again tonight. They can be shut down two of the last three games

  158. J. Alfred Prufrock April 24th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Time to pick up Andy boys.

  159. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Atta boy, Andy.
    _____
    “That’s the Nunie we saw in Trenton”
    ___
    QFT.

  160. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    The offense is brutal tonight. They really miss Youk and Wells.

  161. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    10 ks

  162. Madrugador April 24th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    3 runs in 6 innings is a quality start. I’ll take that any day.
    Still a winnable game.
    Problem for this team is that when not facing bad pitching, they have to pitch lights out in order to be competitive.

  163. mick April 24th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Too bad about that error as it eliminated the DP Andy would have induced instead of K’ing the Tat Man. The HR next inning makes it all moot.
    This kid is throwing a gem….so enjoy the game for what it is.

  164. igotid88 April 24th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    itsgonnabealongseason April 24th, 2013 at 9:03 pm
    How can people say Pettitte “limited the damage?” There were two on and two out and Andy let them score. He lost the game for this team right then and there.

    The Yankee offense might be the worst in the history of baseball.
    —–

    There were 2 on and no outs to begin with. And if not for the error those runs wouldn’t have scored on the base hit

  165. blake April 24th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Sounds like Andy has pitched fine and they can’t hit….probably gonna happen some with this lineup…..still time for a rally though

  166. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    mother heffalumper…

  167. blake April 24th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Is Wells hurt or just a day off?

  168. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    this team is stinky

  169. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “Sounds like Andy has pitched fine and they can’t hit….probably gonna happen some with this lineup…..still time for a rally though”

    Boesch’s error killed them.

  170. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    You can’t ask Pettitte to pitch a shut out. He did a very good job. The lineup is beyond pathetic tonight. Hopefully Cashman realizes soon that you can’t keep sending Overbay and Nix out there. Nix is fine once and a while but not this often. I would love to know why Adams can’t get a chance.

  171. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Is Wells hurt or just a day off?
    ———–

    Just a day off

  172. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    “Hopefully Cashman realizes soon that you can’t keep sending Overbay and Nix out there”

    The time to realize that the lineup was vulnerable was the last few years.

    They’re kind of stuck now.

  173. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    What happened on the Boesch error? I didn’t see it but it’s obvious that Boesch isn’t a good outfielder.

  174. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    With Molina on 1B, Kelly hit an easy single to RF, which got through Boesch’s legs, setting up 2nd and 3rd with no outs.

  175. comet April 24th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    This team can’t hit good pitching, most nights!

  176. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I like Kelly. It’s obvious that Girardi trusts Phelps more when they are winning or in a close game. But I think Kelly deserves to pitch in those spots to see what he can do.

  177. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    This kid is really good though. So is Moore. It’s not like they drafted them at the top of the first round, or even in the first round.

  178. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Overbay looks terrible on off speed pitches

  179. mick April 24th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Girardi batting Cervelli 5th is nuts.
    Let him hit pressure free at the bottom of the order.
    He was doing fine there.
    He got carried away with the lefty-righty thing again.

  180. Madrugador April 24th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    This is such a fickle crowd.
    Put the rally caps on!

  181. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    This has been an embarrassing series for the offense

  182. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    It’s obvious why the Rays thought they could afford to move Shields.

  183. Against All Odds April 24th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    This kid is really good though. So is Moore. It’s not like they drafted them at the top of the first round, or even in the first round.

    ————-

    Shows everyone how important scouting and development is.

  184. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Rich,

    Thanks. Boesch hasn’t played the outfield a lot but it seems like he misplays 1 ball every time. They will put up with it because he is some what of a veteran but if it was a rookie he would be in AAA tomorrow.

  185. Bo knows April 24th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Considering that the two younguns boxed a Cy Young winner, that was a pretty tough series.

  186. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Aceves optioned to aaa.

  187. Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    “Shows everyone how important scouting and development is.”

    TB is the state of art. If Hal is really serious about reducing payroll, offering to double the salary of every TB decision-maker, scout, and pitching instructor when their contracts expire would be the smartest thing he could do, and it would save him money over time.

  188. sunny615 April 24th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    girardi over thinking things again. shocked! I’m shocked!!

  189. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Great we get to see the bow and arrow

  190. NYY fan in NH April 24th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    what an abysmal offensive performance in this series. Lucky to get the win last night

  191. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    One more base runner here. Bring the tying run up and see what happens from there.

  192. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Cobb was fine. Would have left him in for the shutout.

  193. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Rich in NJ……Yanks scouting and development departments are an embarrassment when one considers their wealth of resources. And it’s been that way for several years, in fact ever since they won it all in 09

  194. tomingeorgia April 24th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    But now we go!

  195. Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I dislike Rodney more than any player in the game

  196. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    LETS GO

  197. Against All Odds April 24th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Rich in NJ April 24th, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    “Shows everyone how important scouting and development is.”

    TB is the state of art. If Hal is really serious about reducing payroll, offering to double the salary of every TB decision-maker, scout, and pitching instructor when their contracts expire would be the smartest thing he could do, and it would save him money over time.

    ————————–

    It would be smart but I think Hal believes in what they are doing when it comes to the farm.

  198. yankeefeminista April 24th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Rodney we can hit.

  199. Doreen April 24th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    The Rays are scouting particular type of pitcher. Pitcher that will be able to master a change up. This is what I think. Look at Phil Hughes. He has had a heck of a time trying to master a change up. He would not fit into he Rays way of doing things. There IS a strategy at play here IMO.

  200. 4 NYY April 24th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Guys, not be be pessimistic, but this is who we are. Look at the guys we have. If we can finish with the winning pct. we have now, I will be fairly surprised. This is not a championship caliber team as structured.

    We can’t expect Pettitte to do any better than he has.

    With the $ 189 in force, we not heading upward for a bit.

    JMO

    Still, love my Yankees !!

  201. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Rodney and Valverde are the 2 most annoying guys to watch pitch. They act like they are the greatest things on this earth.

  202. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I hope this game doesn’t come down to Cervelli batting 5th

  203. Captain Clutch April 24th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    He swung at ball 4 twice

  204. Jerkface April 24th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    The Rays are scouting particular type of pitcher. Pitcher that will be able to master a change up. This is what I think. Look at Phil Hughes. He has had a heck of a time trying to master a change up. He would not fit into he Rays way of doing things. There IS a strategy at play here IMO.

    With Nardi the Yankees were a curve heavy organization. I’d have preferred they focused on the change up and let the pitchers pick their own breaking pitch.

  205. jacksquat April 24th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    4th pitch was the pitch to yank out of the park.

  206. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Rodney looks defeated yet still making our best hitters look bad

  207. UnKnown April 24th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Yanks always seem to find a way to get the tying run to the plate at least.

  208. ac1 April 24th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Wow just wow
    Embarrassing series for our offense

  209. itsgonnabealongseason April 24th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    “This kid is throwing a gem….so enjoy the game for what it is.”

    If TB is full of gem throwers, why is their record so crappy?

    The Yankees just flat-out stink on offense and in a few weeks will be in last place.

  210. NYY_Girl_Penny April 24th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Cano – most unclutch hitter in the game.

    Somehow NYY bats make almost every SP they face look like a cy young winning ACE.

    How can you give Cano a super contract when he has no ability to handle pressure and clutch ?? his AB absolutely just cost us the game.

  211. NYY_Girl_Penny April 24th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    mick April 24th, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Girardi batting Cervelli 5th is nuts.
    Let him hit pressure free at the bottom of the order.
    He was doing fine there.
    He got carried away with the lefty-righty thing again.

    Girardi is arguably thte worst manager in baseball. No doubt he over-manages more than any other manager… but at the other end of the spectrum he also under-manages and offers his players absolutely nothing to help them… other than something like, “NameY, you did great but didn’t have much to show for it, I’m very happy with what you’re doing!! ” (Altho NameY is 1 for 42 hitting .059″ So sick of Girardi, if they re-up his contract next year I will be so angry! Tired of this idiot.

  212. NYY_Girl_Penny April 24th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Pat M. April 24th, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    Rich in NJ……Yanks scouting and development departments are an embarrassment when one considers their wealth of resources. And it’s been that way for several years, in fact ever since they won it all in 09

    so true !! But who have they developed worth anything since Jeter ?” DOnt say Cano either they tried trading him 3x and got lucky with him.. they had no idea what they had in him!


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