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Game 26: Yankees vs. Astros

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Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner CF

2. Ichiro Suzuki LF

3. Robinson Cano 2B

4. Travis Hafner DH

5. Brennan Boesch RF

6. Jayson Nix 3B

7. Lyle Overbay 1B

8. Eduardo Nunez SS

9. Chris Stewart C

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Houston lineup

1. Robbie Grossman CF

2. Jose Altuve 2B

3. Jason Castro C

4. Carlos Pena 1B

5. Chris Carter DH

6. Rick Ankiel RF

7. Matt Dominguez 3B

8. Brandon Barnes LF

9. Marwin Gonzalez SS

Philip Humber RHP

 

Umpires: Jim Wolf HP, Cory Blaser 1B, Jim Joyce 2B, Ed Hickox 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: clear, cool

 

No power outage: Yankees come in No. 1 in the AL in homers with 35 despite all the injuries. They are tied for second in the majors with the Rockies, one behind the Braves.

Look out for No. 24, Humber: Robinson Cano leads the AL with a .397 average vs. righties.

Update, 7:20: Kuroda pitches out of a first-and-third, one-out problem. We’ll see if the Yankees can hit Humber like everyone else does. Amazing he pitched a perfect game a year ago this month.

Update, 7:32: Yankees strike first, and it’s Hafner with the RBI single. Brandon Barnes made a nice diving try, but it was trapped. 1-0 after one.

Update, 7:49: Astros had bases loaded on two walks and a double with two outs. Kuroda hasn’t been that sharp. But he pitches out of trouble again, getting Altuve 6-4.

Update, 8:02: No clutch hitting in the second by Gardner. Pops out after two-out hits by Nunez and Stewart, who reached on a bunt single.

Update, 8:09: Kuroda running up the pitch count. First and second, no one out in third, at 58 pitches, 33 strikes, 25 balls.

Update, 8:14: Looked like blown call at first on potential double-play ball. First and third, two outs.

Update, 8:16: Kuroda gets out of it, bouncer to second. But he’s at 67 pitches in three innings.

Update, 8:29: Hafner has been a great pickup so far, another RBI single, 2-0 after three.

Update, 8:35: Six-pitch fourth for Kuroda, very timely.

Update, 8:39: Humber gets the Yankees 1-2-3.

Update, 8:52: Stewart throws out Altuve trying to steal, ending another scoreless inning.

Update, 9:00: Boesch beats out a possible double-play ball, 3-0.

Update, 9:04: Infield hit for Nix, 4-0.

Update, 9:10: 1-2-3 sixth for Kuroda. I believe he’s at 96 pitches.

Update, 9:21: Yankees runner on third, no outs, can’t score. Not an offensive juggernaut. But they have enough to win with this staff.

Update, 9:28: Kuroda makes it through 108 pitches and seven innings, no runs, four hits.

Update, 9:30: Wesley Wright comes on for Houston.

Update, 9:44: Robertson on for the eighth.

Update, 9:52: Chris Carter breaks up the shutout, two-run homer.

Update, 9:58: Overbay HR No. 4, 5-2.

Update, 9:59: Nunez now three hits, maybe a good sign. He started the night at .169.

Update, 10:02: Stewart RBI single, 6-2.

Update, 10:13: Third RBI single for Hafner, 7-2.

Update, 10:31: Yankees win 7-4. Rivera 10 for 10 in saves.

 
 

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496 Responses to “Game 26: Yankees vs. Astros”

  1. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Go Kuroda-san! Go Yanks!

  2. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Nice. Didn’t Humber pitch like a 2 hitter against the Yanks when he was with the W.Sox last year or the year before?

  3. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Yeah, and I’ll take that .397 average vs. RHP over “leadership” any day ;)

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Clutch, that does ring a bell.

  5. kd April 30th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Erik Boland ?@eboland11 28s

    Ronnier Mustelier, who had been out since late March with a bone bruise in his knee, started at 3B tonight for High-A Tampa

  6. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Good to see, Gardy!

  7. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    It’s nice to see Gardner be aggressive

  8. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    That’s what we like to see from Gardner :D

  9. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    wow, was that really gardner stealing on the first pitch?!?

    (he was actually out b/c he lost contact with the bag while altuve had the glove on him, but who’s counting?)

  10. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Good on Ichiro not looking at the play and just running straight to first

  11. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Table setters done well.

  12. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    good call blue!

  13. jacksquat April 30th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Hafner’s approach is so much better than Tex.

  14. kd April 30th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    pronk going the other way is a good sign

  15. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Atta boys! We give Hiro a lead to work with.

  16. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Well that ended quick.

  17. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Mike Ashmore ?@mashmore98 20m
    Well. My Slade Heathcott is struggling story just got a huge dump taken on it. Slade had to go and crush a homer to right. 3R HR.

    Good for Heathcott.

  18. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Go Hiroki Kuroda! Go Yankees! — #17 fan Nick in SF

  19. astrocityfan April 30th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I hate it when guys hack at a pitcher like Boesch did when you have a pitcher on the ropes. You have to take a pitch or two there.
    How many games does musty need before he can be called up and contribute ? :)

  20. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Heathcott can still make a late season push for PT in NY.

  21. astrocityfan April 30th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    It would be great to see Heathcott in the Bronx this year. Good luck to him.

  22. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    It’s nice to see the approach of the new guys. Just hit the ball where it’s pitched instead of trying to pull everything. Also not swinging for homeruns on every pitch. Even though the Yanks are missing all stars I definitely don’t miss Granderson and Tex and their terrible approach’s right now.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Rich, doubt he’ll be ready. Good tools, needs time.

  24. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I can dream, can’t I?????

  25. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    It’s nice to see the approach of the new guys. Just hit the ball where it’s pitched instead of trying to pull everything. Also not swinging for homeruns on every pitch. Even though the Yanks are missing all stars I definitely don’t miss Granderson and Tex and their terrible approach’s right now.
    ———-
    Amen

  26. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    No walks!

  27. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    With that stiff neck problem, I think Slade will get it going once the weather warms up. He still has some work to do. Hopefully, he stays healthy.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    ‘course you can. :)

  29. astrocityfan April 30th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Rich,
    If not Heathcott , I’ll take Austin. Or Flores :)

  30. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    So far so good approach-wise in this young season…

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    astro,

    Flores for right now! :D

  32. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Kuroda’s command isn’t great.

  33. astrocityfan April 30th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Pruf ill second that motion !!
    Hard to believe Juroda is having such a hard time getting these guys out

  34. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    If you don’t field a team of All-Stars and talk of budget restraints this is what you get. 22.000 for a game against the AStros mid week. Take note Hal. Money makes money…

  35. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Come on Kuroda!!! His command is all over the place.

  36. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Our best starters are having way too much trouble with a terrible astro lineup

  37. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Kuroda needs to find it. They can’t put Phelps in. Well they can but still

  38. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Two friggin walks to a .115 hitter

  39. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    They don’t really have a pitcher to bring in, so they would have to change catchers in the hope of finding a better pitch framer…

  40. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Looking kinda yuck so far but Kuroda was able to put it together last time in less than ideal circumstances.

    I say he gets out of this and goes on to get the win if we can give him a few more runs.

  41. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Who is taller Altuve or Pedroia?

  42. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Do you think it bites David Blaine’s ass that Houdini is still the most name dropped magician..?

    Just me? …Okay.

  43. luis April 30th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Good evening,

    Kuroda is opening up the shoulder… Look how unbalanced his landing is and how late the arm is in relation to the rest of the body, his arm angle is too low as a result.

    Flores should be playing instead of Ichiro… Much younger, lots of upside, patient hitter

  44. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    230 mil doesn’t get what it used to.

  45. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Well since altuve is the shortest player in baseball…

  46. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    luis April 30th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Good evening,

    Kuroda is opening up the shoulder… Look how unbalanced his landing is and how late the arm is in relation to the rest of the body, his arm angle is too low as a result.

    ————-

    Hope he isn’t overcompensating for anything he may have tweeked. That’d be dreadful.

  47. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Just catching up on the Girardi and Cash biting at each other thing… interesting.

  48. jmills April 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Good evening, I was lost on the other thread with Gladys Kravitz. ( Plus I’m doing dishes and trying to listen to the Corrs, all at the same temps )

  49. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Waldman: Cashman isn’t happy that Youkiis was allowed to play. Who made the decision?

  50. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    ” jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    If you don’t field a team of All-Stars and talk of budget restraints this is what you get. 22.000 for a game against the AStros mid week. Take note Hal. Money makes money…”
    =====================================
    i disagree.

    they would have drawn terribly for this team last year, too. in fact, i was quite surprised at the size of the crowd at last night’s game. the lower decks were pretty empty but the upper deck was pretty full for a monday night game in the cold vs. a terrible team.

  51. tbone1570 April 30th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Heathcott can still make a late season push for PT in NY.

    ———————————————————-
    Heathcott neesd to worry about playing well enough to earn PT in Trenton.

  52. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    “Heathcott neesd to worry about playing well enough to earn PT in Trenton.”

    Your point is that they are going to demote him or bench?

  53. luis April 30th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Shame,

    I don’t think so… Or hope so

  54. joeman April 30th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    they ought to fill up those seats behind HP…

  55. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Waldman: Cashman isn’t happy that Youkiis was allowed to play.
    ———————–

    What BS. Cashman knew that day that Youk was in the lineup. If he didn’t want him to play why didn’t he speak up before the game? Cashman should think before he talks, he says a lot of stupid things these days.

  56. luis April 30th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Nunie!

  57. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Kuroda will find his tempo and balance, if he hasn’t already……Petitte never did last night as we all witnessed.

  58. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Atta boy, Nunie!!

  59. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    if the trainers and the player say he’s good to go and the team is desperate for bats vs. LH pitching, what is the manager supposed to do?

    you regret the results, but the decision seemed to be sound at the time.

  60. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    if the trainers and the player say he’s good to go and the team is desperate for bats vs. LH pitching, what is the manager supposed to do?
    _

    It shouldn’t be the manager’s decision.

  61. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    perfect bunt!

  62. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    HA! Hitless Stew with a very good bunt

  63. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Statistically speaking Humber has been the worst starter in the Majors.
    Is this Yankees lineup that bad

    Still no update on Wells? Very odd

  64. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I’ll try to watch a little more closely for that next inning. I do love jumping to conclusions so I hope that’s all this is. ;)

  65. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    ” Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    if the trainers and the player say he’s good to go and the team is desperate for bats vs. LH pitching, what is the manager supposed to do?
    _

    It shouldn’t be the manager’s decision.
    =====================================
    what?

    who’s job is it to make out the lineup then?

  66. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Stewie 4evah!D

  67. jmills April 30th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I’m going to switch over to the Jays in a minute, but its awfully hard to take the Corrs off.

  68. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I smell a Gardy RBI

  69. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    what?

    who’s job is it to make out the lineup then?
    _

    It’s a roster maximization issue before it is a lineup construction issue.

  70. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Oops!!

  71. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    yeah, roster maximization, thats it…. :roll:

  72. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I doubt Heathcott is either; he just needs to have good AB’s.

  73. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what this little spat might mean.. :D

    Cash has really lost all control, it seems.

  74. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Thats 4 left on

  75. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    That wasn’t a bad pitch, but a good piece of hitting

  76. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    yeah, roster maximization, thats it….
    _

    Roll me this…why would you let a manager decide if the franchise that has invested $12m in a guy with a pre-existing back issue, should or should not use the 8 days that had already accrued toward a back-dated DL assignment?

    I mean I know you think reality is elastic at times, but that makes no organizational hierarchical sense.

  77. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Ummm… What happened to the terrible Astros who can’t hit?!

  78. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    yeah, roster maximization, thats it…. :roll:

    —————–

    Is this an indictment of the fact that we’re so shallow, talent-wise, at this point? ..Or is it that you don’t think roster maximization is a thing? It’s a lil hard to argue with the former lol.. but I disagree if it’s the latter.

  79. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    it comes down to the player. he said he was good to go and obviously convinced the trainers that he was.

    turns out he wasn’t. was girardi supposed to call him a liar and keep him out of the lineup?

    and how would you cash haters react if you heard that cashman directed that youkilis be left out of the lineup vs. a lefty when he was cleared to play?

    you’re just looking to blame people.

    youk thought he could play, turns out he couldn’t. thats it.

    and there’s no assurance that he’d be ready to play any sooner than he will even with the longer dl time.

  80. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    This is completely pathetic

  81. itsgonnabealongseason April 30th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    LOL, the Astros weren’t even competitive vs Boston, and they look like a better team than the Yanks.

  82. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    “it comes down to the player. he said he was good to go and obviously convinced the trainers that he was.”

    Players want to play. The song says: Put me in coach!” Not “I’d rather not, coach.”

    “you’re just looking to blame people.”

    Cashman said it was a mistake. Stop making stuff up.

  83. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Risky good pitch there

  84. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    And no long man today
    Haha, this will be fun

  85. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Maybe Tempo and balance will be an issue once again tonight……

  86. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Too bad they used Nuno yesterday. It’s obvious that Kuroda isn’t going to pitch depth into this game. Now they will have to use the whole bullpen instead of one guy.

  87. itsgonnabealongseason April 30th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    With all the empty seats, you can see the franchise dying before your eyes.

  88. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Then it’s weird that Cash addressed it in the manner he did.. but whatevs, we’ll see how they handle it going forward.

  89. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    “With all the empty seats, you can see the franchise dying before your eyes.”

    It’s the Astros in a slowly recovering economy.

  90. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Come on hit a 3run hr so I change this crap.

  91. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I blame Chris Stewart.

  92. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Good pitch… Big k

  93. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Pitch framing!

  94. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Favorable call

  95. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Jeez, Sterling went from “painting the corner” to some painting advertising thing.

  96. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    I blame Chris Stewart.

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

    ;)

  97. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I blame Chris Stewart.

    —————

    Not an entirely unreasonable position, tbh.

  98. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Almost

  99. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    4-0 Blue Jays–Looks like a short night for Lester.

  100. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Bad call?

  101. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    He was out though

  102. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Robots.

    Or stats to shame them.

  103. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I should clarify; I meant I blame Chris Stewart for telling Girardi that Youk was good to go on Saturday.

    That’s he’s responsible for Kuroda’s issues today is so obvious I wouldn’t even mention it. This guy needs to sit on the bench for a good long time and watch a real young catcher ply his trade.

  104. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Actually… maybe we could blame Romine again..

  105. blake April 30th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Robot umpires please

  106. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Atta boy, Hiro.

  107. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    I should clarify; I meant I blame Chris Stewart for telling Girardi that Youk was good to go on Saturday.

    That’s he’s responsible for Kuroda’s issues today is so obvious I wouldn’t even mention it. This guy needs to sit on the bench for a good long time and watch a real young catcher ply his trade.

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

    LMAO

  108. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    “I blame Chris Stewart.”

    Well than ultimately you blame Cashman! :evil:

  109. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    If Kuroda does this all night what are the chances we get a David Blaine reference…?? None right? Yeah, he knows that too. Sad David.

  110. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    “I should clarify; I meant I blame Chris Stewart for telling Girardi that Youk was good to go on Saturday.”

    He probably will be a manager someday, being a catcher and all, but he should get a managerial license before he gets to drive.

  111. Run it Out April 30th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Let’s wait until the weather warms up and school is out before you declare the demise of the franchise.

  112. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Imagine how great this blog would be if we could all come together and agree on umpire stats and how they’re god f***ing awful.

  113. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    lester, darvish, gio, and big game james all off to bad starts…

  114. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    Imagine how great this blog would be if we could all come together and agree on umpire stats and how they’re god f***ing awful.

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

    Count me in

  115. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I blame Stewart for getting Kuroda out of it

  116. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Ich working his magic.

  117. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Ichiro got on base… But he is painful to watch

  118. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    the toughest call that had to be made so far this game they made correct on the trap. and that was a very tough call to make from 50 or 60 feet away.

    i have problems with the balls and strikes but i think they do quite well on other calls.

  119. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    luis – I can’t think of many occasions when the blog was unanimously in agreement.. but I know for sure one of them involved Donald Trump.

    The umpires are the glue here, ladies and gents.

  120. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    “lester, darvish, gio, and big game james all off to bad starts…”

    You can’t predict…over nevermind.

  121. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    or oh…

  122. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Rich in NJ……I have a little action on Ichiro hitting .300 this season. I’m very confident on this !!! As for next season, no bet !!!!

  123. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    That was a bad swing on a 2-0 count

  124. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    luis – I can’t think of many occasions when the blog was unanimously in agreement.. but I know for sure one of them involved Donald Trump.

    The umpires are the glue here, ladies and gents.

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

    Not even on the umps we agree ;) But maybe on the Donald?

  125. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Rich in NJ……I have a little action on Ichiro hitting .300 this season. I’m very confident on this !!! As for next season, no bet !!!!

    ————

    Ouch, I hope you didn’t have much on that one Pat. But I’d love for you to win!

  126. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    Rich in NJ……I have a little action on Ichiro hitting .300 this season. I’m very confident on this !!! As for next season, no bet !!!!

    =====================
    I would take that bet

  127. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Can we get a run down of all the LoHud related bets that are active one day..?

  128. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    On this year… he is not sniffing 300

  129. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Hafner for MVP!

  130. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    It’s haf time!!! That’s a good hitter

  131. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    hafner just mocking tex now….

  132. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    M
    V
    Pronk

  133. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Nice AB.

  134. blake April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Such a good piece of hitting by Hafner

  135. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Pronk not Yankee material going the other way. He’ll probably get benched

  136. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Hafner Opposite field, Tex :mad:

    Cano up— no steal.

    Hafner up– Ichiro steals.

    When Robbie is batting behind Gardner, can we just stipulate that its not his fault that he’s not running.

    I said last night that it might be time to try something different and I guess Joe agreed.

  137. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Where is Wells

  138. blake April 30th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Tex couldn’t do that in 100 tries

  139. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    “Tex couldn’t do that in 100 tries”

    And to make matters worse, he wouldn’t try.

  140. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    blake April 30th, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Tex couldn’t do that in 100 tries

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

    maybe from a tee ;)

  141. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Wang
    6 inn
    1 run

  142. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    If Kuroda can’t get through 5 innings, bring in Phelps and then shock the world and call up Pineda for tomorrow.

    Sim starts? Sim this, suckas!

  143. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    “Tex couldn’t do that in 100 tries”

    And to make matters worse, he wouldn’t try.

    ———–

    And why should he? I mean, sure, he gets paid a lot of money, but they all get paid a lot of money.. :roll:

  144. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I’d guess that Boesch is one of the best overall athletes on the team…strength, speed, all in

  145. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    simmons takes gio deep and it looks like tim hudson is going to get his 200th win (leading 5-0)

  146. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Curry is going to tell us what’s really going on.

  147. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    So is Sir Harden Thicke– Sybil the hitman?

  148. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Youk should just suck it up and get a spine replacement

  149. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I think if tex plays golf, he hooks the ball, he can’t slice it

  150. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Shame

    He’s scarily contented.

  151. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Curry wants to be sitting in that booth so badly lol…

  152. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    maybe the mariners will give jesus a ‘sim start’ since he never gets any real ones anymore….

  153. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I like it when Curry pivots into a quick play-by-play and Kay just has to eat it.

  154. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Good inning from Kuroda… Looks much better on the mound

  155. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Thats the inning we needed.

  156. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    6 pitches helps

  157. tbone1570 April 30th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    “Heathcott neesd to worry about playing well enough to earn PT in Trenton.”

    Your point is that they are going to demote him or bench?
    —————————————————————

    Bench him – no but a return trip to Tampa won’t be out of the question if he doesn’t start producing a little. My main point is he has not shown any signs of forcing his way onto the big league roster this year,

  158. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Mustys game was suspended, no at bats.
    David Adams up to .351

  159. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    here we go…..

  160. blake April 30th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Hiro needed that

  161. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    tbone,

    the guy that should already be on this team is Flores… He didn’t got a good look in ST

  162. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I want Bret’s next name to be I.P. Freely. It’s about time Bart Simpson got a shout out on the blog.

  163. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I like it when Curry pivots into a quick play-by-play and Kay just has to eat it.

    ———–

    Tehehe, it’s awesome…

  164. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    No pressure, Stewart, it’s not like you’re going to be lucky to catch bullpens by next week.

    Oh snap, he struck out before I could submit my comment. :oops:

  165. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    montero riding the pines again tonight. that’ll be his 8th “bench start” of the last 15 games.

    …generational!

  166. tbone1570 April 30th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Luis,

    Flores (like Heathcott) has a lot of potential, but niehter of them belong in the Show yet. Both of them are your but both need a bit more time in the minors to hone thier talents. As for how anyone looks in ST, just remember the name Jackie Bradley Jr.

  167. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Toronto about to blow another one. 4-3 now

  168. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    tbone,

    Believe me… I watched him during the winter, his bat is ready… his defense still needs some work, but he could help this lineup right now

  169. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Toronto is choking up the lead

  170. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    And it continues…..

  171. mick April 30th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    And it continues…..
    ==============
    only b/c of the constant baiting.

  172. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    brandon morrow just isnt getting it done. every year we hear how he’s just about to put it all together.

    before tonight, 5.27 era and a 1.54 whip. this isnt likely to be the night he lowers those…

  173. mick April 30th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    why hasn’t there been any word on the extent of Musty’s injury?

  174. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Cone reads Lohud

  175. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    mick April 30th, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    And it continues…..
    ==============
    only b/c of the constant baiting.

    ????

  176. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    That was a cool shot they had before of Kuroda talking things over with Romine in between innings. Looks like it’s paying off now on the mound.

  177. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    YES!!!

  178. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Kuroda could go 7

  179. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Stewart slings the ball to 2nd so fast he looks like a jai lai player

  180. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    lol, luis, don’t bother.

  181. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Very nice throw, Chris Stewart! That cannon arm is the thread you’re hanging by, btw, but hey, no pressure.

  182. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    88,

    With six I am more than happy… It will depend on pitch count… He did adjust

  183. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Nice throw by Stewart

  184. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Is this all Gardner will ever be?

  185. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Oh yea Humber threw a perfect game last year

  186. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Luis…..at 3 to 1 odds on Ichiro hitting .300 was to good to pass on….Based on 400 at bats…..Nick in SF, this is the Stewart I remember from his Giant days

  187. tbone1570 April 30th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Luis,

    Let’s agree to disagree. Flores isn’t exactly tearing up the EL so I don’t think he would be able to help the big club right now.

  188. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Vintage Ichiro with his infield hits

  189. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    “Chop _____ and run!”

    – David Cone

  190. luis April 30th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    lol, luis, don’t bother.

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

    ok ;)

  191. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    These new Astros uniforms are instant classics…you could imagine Ty Cobb in a baggy one flying into third

  192. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Ichi heating up

  193. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    .Nick in SF, this is the Stewart I remember from his Giant days
    _

    Pat, he never got more than 183 PA with the SFG (with a 69 OPS)+), I hope he doesn’t top that here.

  194. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Boesch goin deep

  195. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Flores is an advanced hitter, and batting .300 with a .383 OPS; he hasn’t shown too much pop so far, so that will be the issue for Yanks with him. More of a COF O wise, but doesn’t have the SLG there, but much better SLG at home park in spite of park factor.

  196. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Where’s Wells

  197. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    The logo is terrrrrrrrrible.

  198. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Hang one for the lefty.

  199. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Boesch could have hit into 3 DP tonight.

  200. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    We’ll take the RBI.

  201. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    The cannon arm and the noodle bat are what I remember from Stewart as a Giant. Losing Buster Posey was way too much for that team.

  202. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Should read more of a COF D wise, not O wise.

  203. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Wow they need to do something about boesch swinging away and the grounder double plays

  204. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    Luis…..at 3 to 1 odds on Ichiro hitting .300 was to good to pass on….Based on 400 at bats…..Nick in SF, this is the Stewart I remember from his Giant days

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

    Oh! that I can understand… But still is a looong shot

    That’s a smart play by Houston… Haf is too dangerous… Good call this time on Boesch

  205. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Wow almost 3 dp’s by Boesch
    Send him packing with Francisco

  206. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    porter: “he did not beat it, he did not beat it, you’ll see it on the replay!”

    uh, no, YOU’LL see it on the replay, buddy!

  207. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    and the ump got it right again.

  208. Hassey April 30th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    This is like watching the high school JV team playing against the substitute teachers

  209. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Borsch has to stop swinging at the first pitch

  210. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Thing Luis is that Flores has shown some pop whenever I have seen him, and is killing it at home with .980 OPS. Think he’ll start hitting LHP better too.

  211. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Seriously what is up with Wells
    No mention, was taken out early last night, and had a day off a few days ago

  212. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    *.383 OBP I meant on Flores.

  213. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    “This is like watching the high school JV team playing against the substitute teachers”

    Actually, we played against the regular teachers….

  214. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    4-0!

  215. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Yankees need help to beat the Astros

  216. Sir Harden Thick April 30th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Bronx Bombers in the house

  217. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    YF,

    I agree with all you are saying about Flores… I still don’t understand why he didn’t get a good look in ST

  218. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Higgy got hurt; JR forced into DH second game duty. Wonder if he’ll be able to catch JRam tomorrow…

  219. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Rich in NJ….Let’s not lose track of the fact that we’re talking about a backup catcher…. He’s clearly worth the price that they paid for him…..I don’t here much about that anymore

  220. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Ys Guy you don’t have to keep rubbing it in about Montero. Give it a rest :)

  221. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    The only thing I might slightly disagree is that he is more of a line drive hitter, that will take a few homers away from him, but will help with AVG and OBP…

  222. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    luis, probably because he doesn’t fulfill their desire for a big hairy. He is a such a good hitter, but they are more interested in HR’s vs. BA with OBP.

  223. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Pat

    Kontos, while struggling this seasons, was very good last season, so we strongly disagree.

    He’s like a drug to Girardi. Why has Romine only played 1 of 4 games?

  224. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Luis, just what I was saying. He has 5 EBH, 2 triples, but no homers yet.

  225. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    XBH

  226. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Oops sorry YF… Then no argument there ;) I really like the kid, needs to work a little on his D though… But again, he is not afraid of walls, so that’s a plus ;)

  227. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Told you Nunez was due for an upward correction.

  228. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Kay’s going on some of the road trips that he normally doesn’t go on. :(

    Nunie!!!

  229. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Nunez!!!

  230. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I had helmet flying off for 500.

  231. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Does Nunez’s helmet have its own Twitter account yet…? Hmmmmmmmm…….

  232. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    gotta LOVE the hustle double!

    my man nuney!

  233. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Eff… his helmet DOES have its own account.

  234. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    luis, me too, love watching Flores’s AB’s in Trenton.

  235. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    :)

  236. UpState April 30th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    When your batting ‘about your weight’…you really only have upward to go….

    (unless your maybe — Ben Francisco.)

  237. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Nunez is going surprise some around here

  238. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I assume Nunez’s helmet sounds like Uncle Bill.

  239. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Sit down, Stewart, and pretend you got the sac bunt down before.

  240. UpState April 30th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    He’s been ‘surprising’ all year, so far !

  241. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    “I assume Nunez’s helmet sounds like Uncle Bill.”

    Mr Bill? Nice.

  242. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    “I assume Nunez’s helmet sounds like Uncle Bill.”

    Mr Bill? Nice.

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

    Tinkerbell

  243. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Another great job by Gardy.

  244. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    nunez wouldn have scored on the play at 3b with no out, but no way on that chopper, running on contact.

  245. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    What’s Kuroda’s pitch count?

  246. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I hate when they go home on contact. The runner is out 99.9% of the time.

  247. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Ugh, yes Mr. Bill.. Uncle Bill’s has fantastic peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes btw.

  248. DocTodd April 30th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Halliday gave up 8 runs to Indians tonight!!

  249. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Mr. 4th OF once again spits the bit. He is nothing more than a defensive replacement when Grandy comes back.

  250. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    “He’s been ‘surprising’ all year, so far !”

    Good point, Nunez defense has been really good “all year, so far”.

  251. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    He was never going to beat that rundown with his helmet on.

  252. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I like Caribbean baseball… So I actually liked the play, that’s one of the ways to use speed to your advantage… Also loved the hustling double… It didn’t work this time, but it will more times than not

  253. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    with one out, most teams run on contact. in this case, they were left with a runner in scoring position anyway. but with humber throwing the ball in the dirt every batter, having the runner at third is a big advantage.

    of course, anyone hit the ball out of the infield, there would be no issue to discuss.

  254. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:10 pm
    Luis, just what I was saying. He has 5 EBH, 2 triples, but no homers yet.

    yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    XBH
    ————-

    Should be EBH though

  255. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    halladay has to relearn how to pitch or he’s toast.

  256. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Rich in NJ…..At this point Kontos wasn’t too expensive of a price tag….As for Austin, I thought Giradi would be easing him in at a quicker rate. Maybe they’ll have him catch the younger guys ( Hughes / Phelps ) At least I hope so

  257. Shame Spencer April 30th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    M-m-m-myyy Kuroda

  258. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    What a professional performance by Kuroda. Well done.

  259. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Pat

    Stewart isn’t worth having on the roster. I wouldn’t give anything up for him.

    I think Romine would be better off catching both veterans and young guys.

  260. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The difference between last night and tonight is that Kuroda’s slider was working and he built his outing around it… Pettitte didn’t have one single pitch working… but what work Kuroda did tonight… He is an ACE

  261. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    What has happened to halladay?

  262. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    You can’t win without pitching and the Blue Jays have nothing.

  263. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Pat,

    If I have to bet… Romine’s next start will be with Phelps, they know each other better

  264. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    Pat

    Stewart isn’t worth having on the roster. I wouldn’t give anything up for him.

    I think Romine would be better off catching both veterans and young guys.
    ———

    That seems harsh. So far he’s a decent back up catcher this season.

  265. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    id, both are acceptable actually, but I usually prefer/write it XBH, so I figured I’d be consistent.

  266. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Jays officially blow it

  267. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Kuroda always gives you a professional start, regardless of what he has or doesn’t have working.

  268. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    “That seems harsh. So far he’s a decent back up catcher this season.”

    I don’t judge anyone on a month, especially when they are 31 years old.

  269. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    OT- Mets just blew game in the ninth trying to push someone named Hefner to go 9 because Mariano Parnell wasn’t available. Then a person named Lyon came in and blew the game with a wild pitch. To quote Newman- “Hilarious”

  270. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    He’s probably overachieving a little with the bat, but his defense looks about right. He was oddly bad behind the plate last season, given he had a defense first reputation.

  271. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Surprised no one is saying stuff like. “Kuroda’s not facing a good hitting team”

  272. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    He was oddly bad behind the plate last season, given he had a defense first reputation.

    Players who can’t hit are often praised for their defense.

  273. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    The Jays are that rare combination of great talent, really dumb players and horrible coaching that comes around once a decade or so. Not to mention the jinx that will be the return of Jose Reyes.

  274. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    ” joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    OT- Mets just blew game in the ninth trying to push someone named Hefner to go 9 because Mariano Parnell wasn’t available. Then a person named Lyon came in and blew the game with a wild pitch. To quote Newman- “Hilarious”
    ======================================
    tough to win when your roster has all of 2 major league level pitchers.

    and not one major league level OF.

  275. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Romine will start tomorrow

  276. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Humber didn’t pitch that bad really. He was just victimized by infield hits and double plays that weren’t turned

  277. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Watching Hafner reminds me of another Indian that I always liked, Sizemore. Probably not a good fit, but since we are in dumpster diving mode I would prefer him to any back-up we currently have. Last I read he was working hard to be ready by All Star break.

  278. UpState April 30th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Coming from being the worst fielder the Yankees ever had – to pretty decent this year is a pleasant surprise.

    ( Shout Out : big ‘thank yous’ go out to Mr.”Scoop” Overbay )

    Look out Mr. Mendoza !!!

  279. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    tough to win when your roster has all of 2 major league level pitchers.

    and not one major league level OF.

    And Bobby Bonilla is still practically your highest paid OF.

  280. blake April 30th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Boy it sure didnt look like Hiro was going 7 early ok in this one…..veteran stud

  281. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    He was oddly bad behind the plate last season, given he had a defense first reputation.

    Players who can’t hit are often praised for their defense.
    ———-

    Ha, maybe. If they’re playing in the bigs you’d like to think there’s a reason why.

    He also rates well with pitch framing, but I know some of y’all are up in arms about that. I dunno, he’s going good now behind the plate. I won’t argue.

  282. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    That’s a good at bat

  283. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I also always like Sizemore but he always seems to be working hard to get back by the ASB every year. Shame, he could have been really good.

  284. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    So why was someone going crazy about Wells all night?

  285. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    enjoy hafner while you can.
    he hasn’t played in more than 118 games since 2007 and in his 10 seasons he’s only played over 137 games twice.
    like youkilis, he can help, just know that he can’t be counted on long-term.

  286. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Man, I like Wells’ approach in his at bats. That was a well struck ball.

  287. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    UpState April 30th, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    Coming from being the worst fielder the Yankees ever had – to pretty decent this year is a pleasant surprise

    Mike Blowers is back?

  288. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    “Coming from being the worst fielder the Yankees ever had – to pretty decent this year is a pleasant surprise.
    ( Shout Out : big ‘thank yous’ go out to Mr.”Scoop” Overbay )
    Look out Mr. Mendoza !!!”

    Mrs. Nix is that you?

  289. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I thought the worst fielder was Tony Womack.

  290. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Upstate just has some weird thing about Nunez.

    Now that I think of him/her as Mrs. Nix I think its kind of funny.

  291. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Even Pena does what tex can’t

  292. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Does anyone over 50 remember Rick McKinney and his four errors in one game vs Boston?

  293. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Hector Lopez

  294. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    This game has been a struggle given the opponent.

  295. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Get Mo up for the ninth.

  296. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Just want to get mo another save

  297. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Jays back on top…..

  298. comet April 30th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Hector Lopez – I remember that outfielder! Was on the 1965 Yankees.

  299. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Who has Toronto giving back this lead too?

  300. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Jerry Kenney?

  301. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Just walked in to see the earth seems to be back on its axis. Yanks winning, Sux losing.

    May the revolution continue unabated.

  302. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Worst. HR. Call. Ever.

  303. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Lyle Overbey!

    Continues to be a sweet acquisition.

  304. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Nunez haters having an off night.

  305. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    love that hustle!

  306. luis April 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    A flyball toward right-center, deep,, Gone!!!

    Nunez!!! Going oppo

  307. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    More hairiness!

    Rich, what is the call: Overbay and out or something?

  308. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Nunez is back!

  309. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Nuñez over the Mendoza line

  310. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Nunie! He, on the Interstate to Mendoza.

  311. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Nunie!!! I am behind, watching on laptop.

  312. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Jerry Kenny was much touted prospect who had his debut as a Yankee delayed by compulsory military service. I believe he was a SS.

  313. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Jerry Kenney?

    A hop,skip and a jump. He also batted about .192 to boot.

  314. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Ha, maybe. If they’re playing in the bigs you’d like to think there’s a reason why.

    Its an actual thing, coined for a catcher from the 80s/early 90s I believe. As a players offensive reputation decreases their defensive reputation increases.

    Found it: http://www.baseball-reference......er_Defense

  315. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    “Rich, what is the call: Overbay and out or something?”

    Lyle hits it a mile. :pukes:

  316. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    mo sits!

  317. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Never lived up to his billing. A big dis appointment. They had a lot of them after 1965.

  318. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    #Stewie4evah!

  319. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    But of course Stewart did have good numbers throwing in SF, and supposedly frames well,though I thought his receiving leaved much to be desired with the number of WP/PB on his watch.

  320. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    jackamir…..I played briefly with Kenney in Syracuse

  321. 4 NYY April 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    What once ( thought to be ) promising Yank of’er in mid 60′s had the same name as a long time great and Hall Of Fame boxer ?

    He was only up for a couple cups of coffee.

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    John Lester 5 ER. Tch tch tch.

    :)

    Darren Oliver! Good work.

  323. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Nunie crosses 200 woooooooo

  324. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    But of course Stewart did have good numbers throwing in SF, and supposedly frames well,though I thought his receiving leaved much to be desired with the number of WP/PB on his watch.
    ——–

    I certainly agree about last season.

    Ha, thanks for the link. I’ll keep Nichols’ Law in mind ;)

  325. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Moore?

  326. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    3 more outs in Toronto (top of the 9th when it comes) and two things accomplished. Lester looks human again and the Sux don’t set a franchise record for most wins in the month of April.

  327. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I really was hoping I could name drop Roger Repoz. :)

  328. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    4 NYY you’ve got me?

    Who was the winning pitcher in one game of a DH and hit a homerun in the other? Late sixties. No Google.

  329. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    By the end of this season Nunez probably ends up with a 260-270 AVG

  330. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Gardner sucks..

  331. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Without stating the obvious, I am still shocked every time I see Yankee Stadium looking like a ghost town.

    :(

  332. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Roger Repoz was a leftie outfielder who was platooned I believe.

  333. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Mel Stotlemeyer?

  334. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Gotta be early 70′s with the DH.

  335. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Damn I wanted Mo to get 10 saves for the month

  336. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Repoz was Mantle’s caddy..

  337. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    Without stating the obvious, I am still shocked every time I see Yankee Stadium looking like a ghost town.

    Was in section 322 on Sunday, there were whole rows of seats empty. And announced 36,000!

  338. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Not Mel. He was an outfielder for Detroit and Cleveland before joining the Yanks late in his career.

  339. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Haf time again

  340. RadioKev April 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Wow. Hafner loves the shift.

  341. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I hope at some point that someone is willing to take up the discussion I started in the previous thread. To me it’s like a white elephant sitting in the room that fans are willing to pretend doesn’t exist so they can blithely go on their way having (IMO) conversations that necessarily lack integrity.

    I’ll wait for randy. Even if he doesn’t agree with the premise, I’m sure he will at least be willing to confront it.

  342. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    Roger Repoz was a leftie outfielder who was platooned I believe.

    I think you are correct.

  343. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Mike Ashmore ?@mashmore98 16m
    Man, we must have really pissed off Slade Heathcott. Unreal leaping catch to rob a home run in center field.

  344. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Ross Marchito (sp) was Mantle’s caddie in 1965.

  345. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Rocky Colivito

  346. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    No clue Comet… that was before my time

  347. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Look up Rocky Colovito Luis. He tried to extend his career by becoming a relief pitcher with the Yankees.

  348. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Comet, was it in 1968? I remember listening to that game on a little am radio I had.

  349. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    “Was in section 322 on Sunday, there were whole rows of seats empty. And announced 36,000!”

    I heard the 36,000 announced and it felt like the equivalent of the Trop to me.

    You can’t say it’s because the Yanks aren’t winning, because they are.

    I know that fenway is its own ghostown now but you can understand that happening based on all of the crap with the inmates running the zoo.

    Any thoughts joecembrale?

  350. jackamir April 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    We head to the 9th Sox down by 2…

  351. hardwired7 April 30th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    “I thought the worst fielder was Tony Womack.”

    aka He Who Shall Not Be Named

    He was so incredibly woeful that it became almost like a cruel joke. .276 OBP. -1.5 dWAR.

    Just awful.

  352. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    BJ’s take a two run lead to the ninth. Jmills I’m a Jays fan right now!

  353. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    hardwired7

    Fortunately, there’s a bright side. It motivated Cashman to force Cano on to the roster.

    That’s the Cashman we need now.

  354. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    “We head to the 9th Sox down by 2…”

    :)

    Please, Jays, make this brief and painless.

  355. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Apparently Russel Martin is hitting .280 with 6 HRs? That must have happened quick because he was hitting sub .100 last I checked. And looking it up he is hitting .400+ with 6 Hrs in his last 12 games :x

  356. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Wow Janssen has a nice ERA.

  357. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Interesting Comet… I think is the first time I hear that a position player converts in to a pitcher to extend his career

  358. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    :) One out

  359. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Tickets are too expensive. Bad economy. Also hard to sell a team of grinders to people who you want to charge 800$ a ticket to and there are no Jeters, Arods, etc. All the real fans are in the bleachers or upper deck. The bottom (moat) is just an emotionless, souless purgatory.

  360. UpState April 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Nunez:
    2012
    89 chances.
    7 Errors.

    …and that’s with Tex playing first !

  361. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    “Tickets are too expensive. Bad economy. Also hard to sell a team of grinders to people who you want to charge 800$ a ticket to and there are no Jeters, Arods, etc. All the real fans are in the bleachers or upper deck. The bottom (moat) is just an emotionless, souless purgatory.

    I’d say spot on.

  362. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I think is the first time I hear that a position player converts in to a pitcher to extend his career

    Tony Pena’s son converted from SS to pitcher.

  363. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Colovito had one of the great arms in mlb history. NYC kid with great power as he had a nice career

  364. comet April 30th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Colavito

    pretty good player Luis.

  365. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    I think is the first time I hear that a position player converts in to a pitcher to extend his career

    Tony Pena’s son converted from SS to pitcher.

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

    Sure, but not this late in his career… Am I wrong?

  366. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Go jays

  367. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    It appears that Big Fatso is being allowed to drink those milkshakes freely. But nothing good comes of bad.

    Big Fatso makes the last out.

    CONGRATS JAYS!!!

  368. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    May 14, 2013 Kelly Shoppach and the Seattle Mariners come to town.

  369. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    who really cares about the attendance? i dont think its down much if at all at this point from last year, but who cares?
    when the yankees were winning every year in the 50′s they were drawing 19,000 a game.
    in 78 and 79 and 97 coming off championships they drew around 2.5M.
    the attendance didnt explode until calique the centaur showed up.
    im not missing any of those people.

  370. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Sure, but not this late in his career… Am I wrong?

    Oh well yea, he did it to extend his career because he was going to wash out, but he is still really young. Not really what you guys are talking about I guess I wasn’t following very closely.

  371. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Colivito was a really good power hitter back in the day

  372. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Mo? Really?

  373. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm
    who really cares about the attendance? i dont think its down much if at all at this point from last year, but who cares?
    when the yankees were winning every year in the 50?s they were drawing 19,000 a game.
    in 78 and 79 and 97 coming off championships they drew around 2.5M.
    the attendance didnt explode until calique the centaur showed up.
    im not missing any of those people.

    Actually the yanks are down 3700 per game. Look, I would go to the game if there were three people there. But with the recessed decks, the experience is so different from the old stadium. There’s no edge to the place, no noise. I remember when Tino hit that homer in 2001, you could feel the upper deck quake.

  374. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    DFA Kelley and bring up Musty,

  375. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Kelley looking good :/

  376. Captain Clutch April 30th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Great job Kelly. It’s amazing how these guys always struggle in the 9th inning.

  377. ac1 April 30th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Ah the ol one out save

  378. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Enter Sandman.

  379. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    “who really cares about the attendance? i dont think its down much if at all at this point from last year, but who cares?”

    Actually I do. Every time I look at an empty Stadium, it makes me feel kind of empty inside. These are the Yankees. That said, I have always said that the economy has definitely hurt and the price of tickets coupled with that has really hurt. Lots of organizations that were bailed out in the banking crisis were forced to give up corporate seats as one of their perks. I’m sure the soulless part of the Stadium would be a lot more full if that hadn’t happened.

  380. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    “Apparently Russel Martin is hitting .280 with 6 HRs? That must have happened quick because he was hitting sub .100 last I checked. And looking it up he is hitting .400+ with 6 Hrs in his last 12 games ”

    He’s sort of streaky.

  381. Jerkface April 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Great job Kelly. It’s amazing how these guys always struggle in the 9th inning.

    Its not the 9th inning, its that the guy isnt that good. Though mariano shouldnt even be in this game. With 2 outs and a 3 run lead.

    Though Mo was warming up in the 8th so it can be slightly justified.

  382. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Sounds like Wang’s velo is starting to rise a little. Also good GO-AO rate; a few more K’s would be nice…

    Mark Feinsand ?@FeinsandNYDN 7m
    My buddy @RailRidersTT tells me Wang was throwing 90-91 mph tonight. If he keeps this up, he’ll get his shot with the Yankees eventually.

  383. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    If Mo’s pitch got a piece of Stewart, it wasn’t an accident. :twisted:

  384. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Bret has Montero in his mouth and is shaking him like a mad dog.

  385. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    i think joe is right about the nys, the newness is wearing off and the experience isnt the same as it was in yankee stadium. and the cost can be pretty crazy if you dont know how to control it.

    and no jeter plus not aroid keeps people from coming as often if at all.

  386. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    K

  387. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I’m trying not to cry. It’s hard.

  388. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    A win but a waste of Mo.

  389. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    His Mo-ness!

  390. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    This number 42 is no Bobby Parnell.

  391. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Mo the Great!!! 10 saves on April… Will he retire with his highest career saves number in his very last season?…Wow!!

  392. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Waldman is like having paroxysms in Nunez’s face.

  393. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Nunez may be the most misunderstood Yankee.

  394. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    id, you got your wish.

    Rich, she has an excess of energy.

  395. 4 NYY April 30th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    Moore?

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

    Yes, Archie !

  396. blake April 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    April 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    Nunez may be the most misunderstood Yankee.

    Hughes is right there too

  397. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    ” Every time I look at an empty Stadium, it makes me feel kind of empty inside. ”
    ====================================================
    the way they set up nys, it always looks empty even when it’s full. that s a choice they made to ‘insulate’ the richies from the rabble and it will always look that way for as long as this stadium exists.

    its no yankee stadium.at least not anything like the real yankee stadium either before or after the renovation.

  398. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Ys Guy, I would love to go to the Stadium and see Wells, Hafner, Overbey, Ichiro, (and even Youkilis) in pinstripes. But I wouldn’t want to pay a premium, and unless I sit in the bleachers, it would be pricey because I can’t sit in nosebleed seats because I have a problem with heights.

    I definitely agree about the experience. The last game in the old Stadium is something I will never forget. The first game in the new Stadium was entirely forgettable.

  399. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    yf

    She should become a conservationist.

  400. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    “the way they set up nys, it always looks empty even when it’s full. that s a choice they made to ‘insulate’ the richies from the rabble and it will always look that way for as long as this stadium exists.

    its no yankee stadium.at least not anything like the real yankee stadium either before or after the renovation.”

    :(

    Yep.

  401. blake April 30th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Need to get Montgomery up soon….middle of the yanks pen is awful

  402. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    blake April 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Rich in NJ says:
    April 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    Nunez may be the most misunderstood Yankee.

    Hughes is right there too
    ____
    __True on both counts.

    Don’t be fooled, upstairs at the stadium isn’t filled either, and Trish right now, you can get in for next to nothing downstairs as well, so cost isn’t the reason attention is down.

  403. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    *attendance

  404. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    What do you think the reason is? Are fans sick of the Yankees going one and out or not making it to the WS?

  405. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve always liked Nunez except for when SJ was portraying him as a top prospect (with Montero ironically) who was virtually “untouchable”. I remember him saying the Yankees liked Nunez just as much as Montero. That was hard to believe then. But now? Looks like he’s the last man standing.

    As for Wang, he’s one of my favorite Yankee pitchers of all time, next to David Cone. It’s painful to see him at 90-91 when he was at 95 with the sinker. I wish him all the best though.

    Nova is another guy I love but I’m starting to lose hope there.

  406. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    yeah trish, tix are very cheap down low, too. there were 100 level seats selling for less than 60 bucks for last night’s game.
    i just checked and there are row 5 seats in section 205 for less than $40 for tomorrow. those are good seats, i snuck down there last night.

  407. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    dont underestimate the effect of jeter not playing on attendance.

    and aroid. (different group…)

  408. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Holy &#^* a miracle backdoor GSW cover!!! :grin:

  409. luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Ok,

    I will give it a try Trisha…

    1) Even though your premise sounds good, it is flawed to a certain degree… Some injuries are simply bad luck, others the result of poor mechanics ( Pineda’s)or nagging injuries on weak spots (like Youk), others depend on body types ( for example a pitcher that doesn’t have a good pitching frame body tend to breakout earlier ) this type of injuries can be expected, they won’t happen necessarily, but if they happen there is a history behind them.

    2) In the case on Montero his swing was tailor made for NYS, he had lots of oppo power, also the players protecting him are much better, so you could expect a spike in his offensive production, because his tools are real. Also he showed in his brief tenure in NY that he craves the spotlight.

  410. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    It is April. Kids are still in school. It is cold out. People would rather stay home. Parking and food are expensive. The team has no identifiable Yankee icons except Mo. Many of the fans from OYS didn’t like the way the relocation went, and the way STH were treated. So, the diehard core is no longer there. All the above.

  411. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    wow, encarncion goes 4th deck!
    impressive!

  412. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Montero’s swing was tailor made for Scranton Yankees stadium.

  413. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    diehard core of fans, that is…

  414. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    Montero’s swing was tailor made for Scranton Yankees stadium.

    YS:.404 .483 .692 1.176

    I see…

  415. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    yeah, to become a generational hitter, you have to be in the spotlight.

    like miguel cabrera was.

  416. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    ” Every time I look at an empty Stadium, it makes me feel kind of empty inside. ”
    ====================================================
    the way they set up nys, it always looks empty even when it’s full. that s a choice they made to ‘insulate’ the richies from the rabble and it will always look that way for as long as this stadium exists.

    its no yankee stadium.at least not anything like the real yankee stadium either before or after the renovation.

    Absolutely right. But its all we got.

  417. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    montero riding the pines again tonight. that’ll be his 8th “bench start” of the last 15 games.

    …generational!
    ————

    Looks like another loss for Ms then

  418. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Id, Yeah, he caught the last three games and they won all three, so… looks like.

  419. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    luis April 30th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    2) In the case on Montero his swing was tailor made for NYS, he had lots of oppo power, also the players protecting him are much better, so you could expect a spike in his offensive production, because his tools are real. Also he showed in his brief tenure in NY that he craves the spotlight.
    ————–

    2-2 in his only playoff at bats and wasn’t played again

  420. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I would trade Hughes or Gardner for Montero.

  421. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    yeah, to become a generational hitter, you have to be in the spotlight.

    like miguel cabrera was.
    _

    Justin Smoak was the #9 prospect in MiLB in 2010. See a pattern?

    Eh, you probably don’t.

  422. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    If you wait until about 4:30 – 5pm online, you can pick up some really nice tickets cheap.

    After not caring if we renewed our tickets from the old stadium the first couple of years, they offered us three or four upgrades this year. They know they screwed up, they cant get rid of inventory. Now i am in 322 on Sundays, its as close as I could get to my seats in the old stadium in box 610. (Which originally cost me 9.50 in 1985 :) )

  423. UpState April 30th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    Montero’s swing was tailor made for Scranton Yankees stadium.
    ========================================

    …and that’s pretty much accurate this year, too….Seattle should put the kid back in AAA (wherever theirs is) and give him some help….he’s not this big time savior; but someone that could be pretty good, if their patient with him.
    Likely will need a new position soon….train him now, Seattle.

  424. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    yeah, sitting a .567 OPS hitter who doesnt have a defensive position is what’s keeping the M’s down… :roll:

  425. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    Id, Yeah, he caught the last three games and they won all three, so… looks like.
    ——–

    already down 4-0 in the 1st

  426. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    There is, after all, a kind of victory for these two and it is just this: dumb people don’t know they are dumb.

  427. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Eric Wedge not starting Montero is like the Pakistani restaurateur on the Simpsons: “Do you WANT to fail?”

  428. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    I would trade Hughes or Gardner for Montero.
    _

    Maybe one of your user names will be that of a GM and you can rock that out.

  429. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    i absolutely see the pattern. the M’s trade for overhyped prospects.

  430. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    luis, thank you for responding!

    “In the case on Montero his swing was tailor made for NYS, he had lots of oppo power, also the players protecting him are much better, so you could expect a spike in his offensive production, because his tools are real. Also he showed in his brief tenure in NY that he craves the spotlight.”

    I am not saying that isn’t necessarily true. My premise was that you cannot automatically transfer what is happening from one park to another, the way people are attempting to do every time they report on Montero (pro and con).

    That he isn’t hitting well at Safeco means that and nothing more. And if he were hitting up a storm at Safeco, to me that would also mean that and nothing more. Yet fans continually talk about what someone is or is not doing somewhere else and act as if it’s automatic that the same thing would be happening at the Stadium. That doesn’t even make sense. It doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen. It means that there is nothing that says it absolutely would.

    About injuries. I hear what you’re saying. But I’ll say this. You cannot tell me that Santana would have gotten injured as Yankee, but as soon as he went down with the Mets, there were sighs of reliefs here and people saying “Good thing we didn’t get him.” Yeah good thing we didn’t get him but not necessarily for that reason. Also, when he was struggling, those who were against getting him were high fiving. When he was doing well, those who wanted him were grumbling.

    There’s absolutely no way to say Santana’s experiences would have been the same had he come to the Bronx. Different park, different pressures, different atmosphere, different league, different opponents, everything different.

    But THANK YOU for indulging me by responding to this. You are indeed one of the good guys. :)

  431. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Think I’ll go watch the rest of the postgame.

  432. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Smoak is someone who may never find it as a hitter.

  433. MTU April 30th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Incredible preformance by Kuroda.

    He really had almost nothing the first few innings.

    He made pitches when he had to and then settled down giving them the length they needed.

    Hafner w three Ribbies.

    Nunez’s bat and hustle.

    Ichiro looking alive.

    Nice game.

    And the Sux lost.

    :)

  434. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    “i absolutely see the pattern. the M’s trade for overhyped prospects.”

    .241 .275 .276 .551 Dustin Ackley (home grown)

    Keep searching. You’ll get it.

  435. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Pesky Rays have also just lost. So there’s that.

  436. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    And have idiot scouts who poorly evaluate talent…

    Trading Adam Jones for example.

  437. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    His defense was never as bad as the NY media made it out to be. That said, i’ve read that he is not the most likable guy in the clubhouse.

  438. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    And have idiot scouts who poorly evaluate talent…

    Trading Adam Jones for example.
    _

    Or Austin Jackson or IPK, or Melky…

  439. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Y’s and Bret have done nothing but try and start baby crap all night.

    Don’t take the bait, have conversations with adults and we will al be better for it.

  440. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I am taking it that the poster who said Wells was DLd was BSing? I haven’t seen mention of it anywhere, and I did look…

  441. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    My handle could be The 0live Gardner or Phil U Is No Longer A Yankee

  442. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    There’s absolutely no way to say Santana’s experiences would have been the same had he come to the Bronx. Different park, different pressures, different atmosphere, different league, different opponents, everything different.

    Santana’s problem was that he is a small guy (relatively speaking) who just threw too many innings. Didn’t he throw 200 innings at least 5 years in a row?

  443. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Austin Jackson, IPK and Melky all suck right now!!!!

  444. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    “And the Sux lost.

    :)

    That they did!

    :D

  445. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    “My handle could be The 0live Gardner or Phil U Is No Longer A Yankee”

    How about, I really need to grow up.

    Yeah that fits.

  446. MTU April 30th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Trisha-

    I believe he pinch hit tonight.

  447. luis April 30th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    His current batting approach sucks right now…In no small part because he is going against his natural tendency ( to go oppo ), he has become a dead pull hitter and that’s hurting him a lot… The adjustments he has made has made him vulnerable to the low breaking pitches on the outside corner… But I am sure if he returns to NYS he would rake because he would go back to his natural stance and tendency.

    Also, I invite you to watch him catch… His improvements have been exponential… Just watch him catch Felix and you will see what I am talking about…Again, not everyone develops at the same rate, usually catchers take a little longer since IMO is the most demanding position in the game.

  448. Rich in NJ April 30th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    Austin Jackson, IPK and Melky all suck right now!!!!
    __

    And John Buck is an all-time great.

    This is boring.

  449. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Oh wait I broke my own rule.

    On that note,

    good night all.

  450. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    joecembrale, but maybe he wouldn’t have pitched 200 innings in the Bronx. That’s what I’m trying to say. It is impossible to transfer experiences but fans do it all the time.

  451. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The other alternative to me growing up is you stop taking things so seriously, Tar.

    I’d much prefer the latter as LoHud poster is not a paid position.

  452. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Has anyone taken a look at the Mariners lineup around Montero? There is nothing there, no protection, nothing for him to drive. He can goes weeks without seeing something to hit.

  453. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    “Trisha-

    I believe he pinch hit tonight.”

    GRRR! Thanks MTU. That was very unfunny of Sir whatever his name is!

  454. MTU April 30th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Good night Tar.

    Sweet dreams.

    I’m tired too.

    So I’ll say good night also.

  455. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    listen to tar decide who’s stirring things up.
    that’s laughable…

  456. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Pace O Meter reads 99 wins.

    BLOW THE WHOLE THING UP MY NAME IS RANDY OF THE REDWOODS

  457. luis April 30th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Trisha,

    FTR: i was against the trade for Santana, there were too many signs that he would breakdown. Same thing with the Rockies pitcher Ubaldo… Some guys have a more risk for injury than others, in the case of pitchers even more so.

  458. Tar April 30th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Bret

    You have a lot more to offer than just be juvenile. The baiting and endless monotony of the Montero argument is just ridiculous. Everybody has their position, let it play out for a couple of years.

    Sorry if I was too “serious” and abrasive.

    Good night for real.

  459. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    “Has anyone taken a look at the Mariners lineup around Montero? There is nothing there, no protection, nothing for him to drive. He can goes weeks without seeing something to hit.”

    Not sticking up for Montero but that was my point in saying that it’s fruitless for posters to point out his AVG is way down, as if the same thing would be happening everywhere else. But I also have to say in fairness I would feel the same way if he were hitting .350. I just do not accept any fan talk where the automatic assumption is that what is happening in one place would be happening in the Bronx, pro and con.

    Unfortunately, though, it gives fans nowhere to go in having any “my guy is better than your guy” discussion, and that’s why I’m sure they default to what they do. The alternative is not being able to discuss it at all.

    But to me it is not scientifically sound and so I just can’t buy into it. It’s not real.

    But it’s all we have.

  460. joecembrale April 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:06 pm
    joecembrale, but maybe he wouldn’t have pitched 200 innings in the Bronx. That’s what I’m trying to say. It is impossible to transfer experiences but fans do it all the time.

    I agree with you. By the same token, if we had gotten involved in the bidding, Boston would have probably then blown us and the Muts out of the water with their package of prospects. Thats why the Muts got him for the five clowns they gave up. Honestly, CC was the better long term investment.

  461. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Tar always goodnights it before I can say hi. :sad:

  462. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I tried to watch the A’s game after it went to extras but I kept nodding off. Walkoff blast in the 19th inning, that would have been cool to see.

    Oh, Cespedes clubs another double high off the wall!

  463. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    joecembrale, I had no feeling one way or the other about Santana. I was happy that the Yanks didn’t pull the trigger because Robby would have been part of the package, but it had nothing to do with Santana per se.

    I’m just trying to point out that it’s a total fallacy to talk about what’s happening to a player on another team and use that information as if the same thing would automatically be happening in the Bronx. But fans do it all the time.

  464. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I was happy that the Yanks didn’t pull the trigger because Robby would have been part of the package,
    ///

    Incorrect.

  465. UpState April 30th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Montero:

    BA:
    Home…. .226
    Away….. .188

    OBP:
    Home …. .294
    Away ….. .206

    Obviously – Seattle’s park is where he does BEST this year.

    Shoots the heck outa that excuse.

    …not like he’s being pitched around either…..only 4 walks

    (still very sad numbers for such a highly touted prospect….get him back to AAA)

  466. J. Alfred Prufrock April 30th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Wow. Goodnight.

  467. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I am relieved for Randy that the whole next Mantle thing didn’t play out here with the Yankees because I don’t like gore and violence and I don’t want to witness my first online beheading.

  468. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    “Has anyone taken a look at the Mariners lineup around Montero? There is nothing there, no protection, nothing for him to drive. He can goes weeks without seeing something to hit.”
    =========================================
    thats one way to look at it.

    another way to look at it is, that lineup sucks and he can’t even get into that lineup for half their games.

  469. austinmac April 30th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Trisha,

    A baseball game is entertainment for most that competes with other activities. The off-season lowered expectations and excitement. Attendance will pick up if they play well, but what they need is a young exciting player the fans want to come see. That is much more fun than a Hafner type even with identical production.

  470. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Yankees played a game tonight. Nunez did some nice things. Nuno pitched three scoreless innings last night. Nada.

    But the ad nauseum brigade rides again and again and….

  471. luis April 30th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Good night everyone

  472. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    “I was happy that the Yanks didn’t pull the trigger because Robby would have been part of the package,”

    That’s what I heard continually. So I’m not sure that it’s incorrect.

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

    austin – I’d say you’re exactly right.

  473. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Good night luis.

  474. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    i’ve been hoping that some of the bandwagon fans the yankees picked up during the dynasty (and especially the ones they picked up when they added calique) would drop off.

    it had to happen at some point.

    for a decade now at least half the people in the stands (and a higher percentage inside the moat) couldnt name 6 players on the yankees or 3 on the opposing team.

  475. luis April 30th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Bo,

    Nunez was impressive tonight…Two singles made in to doubles by sheer speed… He will improve on both ends of the field… he will be a more than serviceable SS with an AVg of around 260-270 , that’s not something to feel bad about.

    Also Kuroda san demonstrated once again that he is an ace, not a number two…Only the slider working and he managed to adjust and overcome a very shaky early game.

    Hafner what a hitter! Something to note is that even Pena is able to beat the shift… That says all you need toknow about Tex LH swing.

    About your last piece of your post…. What can I say? I only answered Trisha’s previous post,

  476. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Nick in SF…..Cespedes is the one that got away in my mind….. His popularity in the Bay Area on the rise ?????

  477. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    yeah, i posted earlier about how impressed i was with nuno last night. it was hard to see what he was throwing from the upper deck, but after he looked shaky to start, he got his feet under him and threw really really well. very encouraging.

  478. igotid88 April 30th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    IPK had a good year but he’s hardly killing it.

  479. Nick in SF April 30th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    They just posted the A’s winning % with Cespedes starting vs. not starting and it was pretty stark. The A’s don’t really draw much, however.

  480. Ys Guy April 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    yeah, you dont hear too much of that ‘cashman was an idiot for trading kennedy’ stuff anymore.

    or the other trade…

  481. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    How fans can’t appreciate a Hafner at bat is totally beyond me.

    Kids come up and succeed or struggle, develop and so on but Yankee fans want a sure thing. People on here are dumping on Cervelli and Nunez continously, no support, local product. If they’re succeeding it’s “They’ll revert to the mean”, never mind that there is no mean, that gee, maybe they’re breaking new ground.

  482. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Okay so Robby’s name did come up, even though he wasn’t in the final package.

  483. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    luis, I used Montero as an example but I was being generic in my comments. That’s really what the discussion is about – the impossibility of transferring information from one team to another but something fans do with regularity.

    :)

  484. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    “About your last piece of your post…. What can I say? I only answered Trisha’s previous post”

    Luis, I presume Bo was referring to Ys Guy and Bret.

  485. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    “yeah, you dont hear too much of that ‘cashman was an idiot for trading kennedy’ stuff anymore.

    or the other trade…”

    Y’s Guy – it goes back to what I was saying. It is ludicrous for anyone to say that Kennedy (for example) would unequivocally have done the same thing in the Bronx that he did in his really good year in Arizona. I guess you could also say that if he was terrible, it wouldn’t necessarily be fair to say he would have been terrible in the Bronx – though I do believe his lay-back personality was better suited for a lower-pressure team. That’s my personal opinion but of course by no means scientific. :)

  486. Jesus Bustero April 30th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Blowback is fair game.

  487. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    About your last piece of your post…. What can I say? I only answered Trisha’s previous post,
    —–
    I’m not picking on one person. I come here to kibbitz, read one of Nick’s off beat lines, shoot the breeze about the team, etc.

    But this grubbage is painful. They should just number the paragraphs that have been written. And just call out paragraph 679 and move on. Daily Montero updates one way or the other is just meaningless tripe. If he does well, great – poorly too bad – das it.

  488. yankeefeminista April 30th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Bo, it is the usual BS. Enjoy your night.

  489. UnKnown April 30th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Nice work tonight. Way to get back in the winning grove.

    I have been listening to Sterling and Waldman more lately, and I know that they have been the voices of the Yankees on the radio for quite some time now. Sterling has his unique quirkiness and such, but man they just don’t do a very good job. It can be just brutal. Yikes.

  490. Bo knows April 30th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Likewise Fem

    Actually, I think that tin pie plate is scrambling Bret’s signal from the mother ship. Maybe he got a second rate camper shell.

    Come back Bret, I liked your discourses on nutrition. This Buster persona is too aggressive.

  491. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 30th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Well anyway, thank you luis for discussing what I postulated. In the grand scheme it doesn’t mean anything or change anything but I guess I always tend to look at things on a level that doesn’t provide a lot of excitement. I still say it’s scientifically sound, but fans discussing a sport have little use for discussion about theory that tends to put a damper on their ability to have an energized back-and-forth.

    Still happy you were willing to discuss it with me.

    :)

    Night all. Nice night for the home team!

  492. Pat M. April 30th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Bo really does know !!!! Goodnight and good morning to the breakfast club…. m, are you out there somewhere ????

  493. Bo knows May 1st, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Yep, I also miss m’s subtle humor and style.

  494. Cashmoney May 1st, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Like to see what Corban can do with a bat, preferably not at 3b.

  495. jacksquat May 1st, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Protection doesn’t have much of an effect.

    Additionally, Montero isn’t hitting much better than most of the rest of that lineup, so there is no reason to pitch around him.

  496. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 1st, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Montero is one handsome fella. I’ve always liked the cut of his jib. Why don’t we focus on his boyish good looks for a little while instead of constant hypothetical nincompoopery about him and others, e.g. IPK. Speaking of young Kennedy, he wouldn’t succeed (like he has in Arizona) if he pitched in the AL East, or would he?? Hmmm…


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