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Game 30: Yankees vs. A’s

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner CF

2. Robinson Cano 2B

3. Vernon Wells LF

4. Travis Hafner DH

5. Ichiro Suzuki RF

6. Jayson Nix 3B

7. Lyle Overbay 1B

8. Eduardo Nunez SS

9. Chris Stewart C

Andy Pettitte LHP

A’s lineup

1. Adam Rosales SS

2. Derek Norris C

3. Jed Lowrie 2B

4. Yoenis Cespedes CF

5. Josh Donaldson 3B

6. Nate Freiman 1B

7. Luke Montz DH

8. Seth Smith LF

9. Michael Taylor RF

Dan Straily RHP

 

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

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: sunny, cool

 

Ichiro vs. Oakland: The A’s moved to the Bay Area in 1968, and the player with the most hits against the franchise since that time is Ichiro Suzuki with 304. He’s a lifetime .327 hitter vs. Oakland, although he was 0 for 4 Saturday.

Pettitte stats: Andy Pettitte has allowed lefties to hit at only a .167 clip (4 for 24) against him this season. Teams are batting just .162 (6 for 37) against him with runners in scoring position over his last eight regular-season starts dating to last season.

Mr. May: Pettitte is also the winningest active major leaguer in May, going 40-28 with a 4.18 ERA.

Update, 1:20: Shaky 24-pitch first for Pettitte, but he leaves the bases loaded.

Update, 1:25: 1-2-3 first for Straily, who was called up from Triple-A Monday and Wednesday.

Update, 1:34: After a leadoff double by Montz, Pettitte gets the next three.

Update, 1:48: A  walk in the home second, but still no hits.

Update, 1:56: Pettitte not particular sharp again, walk and hit batter to start the third, will have to try to pitch out of trouble again.

Update, 1:58: Cano makes a bad throw to first on a potential double-play ball — E-4, 1-0 Oakland. 30th game, first error for Cano.

Update, 2:11: Gardner dumps a two-out double down the left-field line, first hit for the Yankees, here in the third.

Update, 2:14: Cano makes up for error, RBI single, 1-1 after three.

Update, 2:18: Yankees running behind again. Pettitte serves up HR to Montz, his first of the season. 2-1 in the fourth.

Update, 2:34: First and second, one out, and Straily gets popups out of Nix and Overbay.

Update, 2:37: Nunez must be hurt or ill. He’s out of the game. Nix moves to short. Chris Nelson in at third.

Update, 2:42: Pettitte gives up two-run HR to Cespedes, 4-1. Claiborne warming.

Update, 2:44: Pettitte gets through five, 100 pitches, four runs, four hits, four walks, one hit batter.

Update, 2:49: Yankees down 1-2-3. Pettitte is done. RHP Preston Claiborne on for big-league debut.

Update, 2:57: Good beginning for Claiborne, 1-2-3 sixth.

Update, 3:06: Straily is out after 5 1/3, first and second for Yankees. Jerry Blevins comes on.

Update, 3:10: Ichiro pulls the lefty, RBI double, second and third, 4-2.

Update, 3:16: Nunez left because of tightness in his left rib cage, will have an MRI today at NY Presbyterian. The injuries keep on coming.

Update, 3:19: Overbay drops a two-run single into center, 4-4.

Update, 3:28: Claiborne has retired six in a row.

Update, 3:37: Doolittle gets Yankees 1-2-3. Logan on for the eighth.

Update, 3:43: Donaldson sends solo shot to the second deck in left, 5-4.

Update, 3:58: First and second, one out, and Ryan Cook gets Nix swinging at a 96 mph fastball and gets Overbay on a fly to the track in right-center.

Update, 4:09: Kelley leaves runner at second in the ninth. Grant Balfour will try to close it out for the A’s.

Update, 4:23: Gardner singles with two outs, moves up on a wild pitch. Cano is intentionally walked with count 1-1. Wells comes up.

Update, 4:28: Wells goes down swinging, Yankees lose 5-4.

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290 Responses to “Game 30: Yankees vs. A’s”

  1. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Go Lefty! Go Yanks!

  2. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Here we go again!

  3. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    See Girardi it wasn’t Romine’s fault last time….

  4. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Let’s just let the young pitchers have a go at it. The SP don’t seem to get through the 1st inning clean any more.

  5. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks ump for that gift.

  6. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    keep it down Andy one more

  7. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve never ever said a word against Andy, but Romine getting blamed in his last start was a joke!

    He’s a long time vet and is in charge as to what he wants to throw.

    He just didn’t have it. Hope he does today !!!

  8. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    An Andy finishes him off. Classic Andy pitch!!

  9. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Andy will be gone in 5, throwing too many pitches. Yanks better score a lot of runs today.

  10. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    That darn Romine – he’s screwing up Andy again today.

  11. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    “Andy will be gone in 5, throwing too many pitches. Yanks better score a lot of runs today.”

    Big AL counting out Andy early… okie dokie.

  12. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    SP that give up a ton of runs seem to shut down the Yanks, hope today is different.

  13. balotin May 5th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Andy in an interview never said the problems in the last start were related to Romine. He said he just couldn’t find the zone and felt bad that he put Romine in a bad situation but hoped it would be better the next time they worked together.

  14. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Tar -

    Second start in a row Andy does not look in command, what else can you judge but results?

  15. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    “Tar -

    Second start in a row Andy does not look in command, what else can you judge but results?”

    You have 17 years worth of results to judge. But if you want to base your observation on last game and 1 inning of this game have at it.

    BTW that last out pitch was a great pitch and I hope a harbinger of the rest of the game.

  16. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Someone blamed Romine for part of it.

  17. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Andy Pettitte is 40 years old, if you thought he was going to pitch to a 2 ERA all year you were delusional. Andy should do fine and pitch to a 3.5 – 4 ERA this year. Honestly they just need to keep him healthy until the playoffs (and also make the playoffs :) )

  18. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Romine! Stop giving up those doubles or you’ll be back at Scranton.

  19. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    That Oakland team is like a team of Giants. They have some big kids on that team.

  20. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Hey, Big Al, Tar, 4 NYY,etc, things ain’t gone so good up here; strangest Jays season in my controversial memory.

  21. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    Andy Pettitte is 40 years old, if you thought he was going to pitch to a 2 ERA all year you were delusional. Andy should do fine and pitch to a 3.5 – 4 ERA this year. Honestly they just need to keep him healthy until the playoffs (and also make the playoffs )

    Exactly ! Control & command is probably more important for him than the other SP’s with the ‘stuff’ he has now.

  22. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Hey J mills. Sorry for your troubles.

    Well… not really sorry. :D

  23. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Maybe its something in the air tonight, Phil Collins, but I’m outside listening to, ” The Wall”. Not chipper stuff, but it has its constitution! :)

  24. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Hey, Big Al, Tar, 4 NYY,etc, things ain’t gone so good up here; strangest Jays season in my controversial memory.

    You’re winning today, Shhhh…..

  25. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Tar, I totally understand, u have to feel good too. :D

  26. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    “Control & command is probably more important for him than the other SP’s with the ‘stuff’ he has now.”

    Yes but not only for Andy. And control and command is not always evident from the first pitch, sometimes it takes a while.

  27. BIG AL May 5th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Later folks, enjoy.

  28. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Later AL. Have a good day.

  29. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Have the sound muted, looked like he may have been out.

  30. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Who’s gonna show this jmills around? Ooooooh, I need a dirty… ;)

  31. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Or, “jmills will they tear Andy Pettitte apart?” :D

  32. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    ..yhf, who’s going to show this stranger around, indeed. Hope all is swell in your quarter.

  33. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    yhf, I really recommend the Syd Barrett material, both with Pink and alone. Without him, there would have been no Floyd.

  34. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    A’s walk a lot as a team, they are a good offensive club. #1 in the majors at walking.

  35. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Man, Romine appears to have ruined Pettite’s control permanently.

  36. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I agree and recommend all of it! I love Piper and Saucer but I think Animals is still my all-time fave.

  37. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Ces swinging for the fence. keep it down Andy

  38. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Are they going to blame Romine for pettittes erratic pitching today too?

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Nothing like speaking too quickly, eh Niblick?

    Do you need Girardi to call you personally to let you know that Romine had trouble calling
    Andy’s game? Do you need Romine to tell you that he had trouble getting on the same page as Andy, after he already said it? Or do you prefer to just look ridiculous? Totally up to you of course.

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

    Girardi said he wants to give Romine time to work with the pitchers and get a total familiarity. That of course makes sense and shouldn’t be threatening to anybody, Romine included. Better to do that than to have the kid come out and be off in his game calling and then have calls for his head.

    *********

    GO YANKS!!! GO ANDY!!! GO RANGERS!!!

    Multitasking, so I’ll be in and out. Hopefully I don’t prepare any court documents with baseball terms in them! :)

    jmills – the darkest hour is just before dawn. I so hope that dawn approaches rapidly for you. It’s not a great feeling to see your team scuffling. I remember one season when Randy Johnson was on the Yankees and they were anchoring last place for quite a bit with a really dismal record. I think it might have gone into May. And things eventually changed. Again, I hope the change for your guys comes soon for you. NGUH. Never give up hope!

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

    jerkface, I really appreciate your desire to have all games called cleanly and correctly and your aggravation when there’s any suspicion of cheating. I guess I’m always surprised when there isn’t more indignation when pretty blatant cheating has been called to the fore, though maybe some people have just given in to the notion that cheating always has been and always will be part of the game. Not sure.

  40. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Yeah, I love, ” Animals “. Flying pigs over factories, what else do you want! :)

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    “A’s walk a lot as a team, they are a good offensive club. #1 in the majors at walking.”

    Please keep relevant information to a minimum. You wouldn’t want to ruin Niblick’s fiction.

  42. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Some people have spent a career on this blog trashing young players – it seems to be just what they like to do. Their “instincts” are superior to all else.

  43. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Darn, should have had the DP. Robi anomaly.

    K.

    There you go. One more.

  44. Chip May 5th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    As I said a while back…what Girardi’s doing is completely unfair to Romine and detrimental to the Yankees.

    Romine has a future, Stewart does not. What’s going to happen is that Romine is going to sit for a week – get 4 at bats cold in Colorado, maybe go 0-3 with a walk and then we’ll see Joe sitting there with his quiet voice saying about why Stewart will be in the next few games “Well, I just think right now Stewie’s hitting the ball and Austin’s not really comfortable yet so we’re going to give it some time and pick our spots with Austin.”

    Same thing with Nix over Nelson now or Mustelier when he gets called up…

    Joe’s loyal to his guys – whether they can play or not.

  45. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Hey, Trish, how is my most gracious friend?

  46. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Bury it Andy just like the first inning.

  47. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Atta boy, Andy.

  48. willkamm May 5th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    On a lighter note…. Nick Green was out-righted today. If he isn’t on Cashman’s radar no one is. He could be Jayson Nix’s twin. Middle Infield guy, mediocre veteran scrap heap type.

  49. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    jmills, you’ve got to be crazy!! :D :D :D

    This has been sort of ugly so far. I’m the kind of guy who breaks the game down into thirds. If we don’t score in this half inning, may the second third be more fruitful than the first.

  50. mick May 5th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Tar,
    Im only complaining about the complainers.
    If they stop , so do I.

  51. mick May 5th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Andy got out of sorts last game and it has carried over to this one.
    Too bad for Romine and I can see them picking up a BUC soon.

  52. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Take the bat off the shoulder, Stewie. Or use it for firewood.

  53. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Petsonally, I choose, ” Wish you Were Here “. The boys were busy recording, ” Shine On You Crazy Diamond “; Syd showed up, eyebrows cut off, jumping up and down with a toothbrush in his mouth. Truth be known, it took a long time for the band to recognize him, but without Syd, Floyd were nothing in that moment.

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    “As I said a while back…what Girardi’s doing is completely unfair to Romine and detrimental to the Yankees.”

    Chip, I will disagree with you for this reason. There is apparently a reason that Romine has not been back out. I absolutely believe that Romine is in the Yankees plans, and if he is getting extra time to learn the pitchers, go over films, learn the hitters, all the better. I think Joe wants him to be in a position to succeed. I believe we’ll be seeing him soon. I think we figured when he came up that he wasn’t going to be primary catcher and that Stewart was. That only makes sense.

    jmills – doing well. :) Just really really busy. Plus I have been riveted to a trial that is now in jury watch. And then this turns into the time of year when all kinds of “celebrations” seem to happen. Graduations, wedding, etc., and I have a slew of them. Since Easter I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a treadmill and it doesn’t appear I’m going to be let off soon.

    You know I’m sincere about your team. I just cannot imagine so many good players being kept down permanently. Hopefully there’s good leadership in the clubhouse and someone there to help the team keep the faith.

  55. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Romine, one game, Nelson, one game, that’s enough.

    My binder says so.

    G-man.

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    “Andy got out of sorts last game and it has carried over to this one.”

    I do think that can happen. It looks like he’s getting his sealegs back slowly but surely.

    mick, I truly believe Romine is the guy they intend to be their BUC until Cervelli returns. But Joe’s not going to throw him back out there until he feels he’s ready. I’d rather see Romine take his time and come back strong than to be shaky out there.

    JMO

  57. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Robbie comes through!

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    4 NYY – you guys have to learn patience! You can’t really believe that Joe would hold back Romine if he felt Romine were ready. Come on now. If Romine came out first time and Andy pitched a shutout, do you think Romine would not have gotten any game time between now and then?

    Patience is a virtue. Let the kid work out the kinks and then come out stronger.

    (And if it turns out that I’ve called this one totally wrong – which I don’t think I have – well you guys can have fun skewering me. :D )

  59. Chip May 5th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    “As I said a while back…what Girardi’s doing is completely unfair to Romine and detrimental to the Yankees.”

    Chip, I will disagree with you for this reason. There is apparently a reason that Romine has not been back out. I absolutely believe that Romine is in the Yankees plans, and if he is getting extra time to learn the pitchers, go over films, learn the hitters, all the better. I think Joe wants him to be in a position to succeed. I believe we’ll be seeing him soon. I think we figured when he came up that he wasn’t going to be primary catcher and that Stewart was. That only makes sense.
    ———————

    The reason that Joe has given is that he wants Romine to become more familiar with the pitchers – which is valid. That said, I think it’s BS – you become familiar through repetition which Girardi’s not giving the kid.

    I think it boils down to this: if you don’t play Romine then Joe doesn’t have to worry about anyone suggesting that the team would be better off with Romine and Cervelli than with Stewart and Cervelli.

  60. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Yep, an amazing, incredible moment in the band’s history. Have you ever seen the picture of Syd at the studio?? If not, I’ll find a link. The whole situation has such a powerful mystique! I still wonder if Dave would have joined the band had Barrett remained “healthy.” My guess is no since he came on as a guitarist to fill in for the ailing Syd. I love Gilmour and feel strongly that the sound they developed in the 70s which produced that stretch of legendary albums wouldn’t have been possible without his unique but “simple” bluesy sound. :)

  61. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Trish, seems like we’re both crazy busy at the moment, which isn’t a bad thing when your team sucks! :) Be good to yourself, as always.

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Chip, I really really really don’t think it’s that. Really. Because I think we all know that when Cervelli comes back, Romine goes back anyway. Romine is our catcher of the future, at least I believe he is. How long is Stewart signed for anyway?

  63. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Robbie with a rare throwing error AND a rare base-running mistake in the same inning?

  64. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    You hate to see ‘em give the run right back.

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    jmills – do you have clubhouse leaders? I’m big on believing that transitioning from the NL to the AL is a tough transition for pitchers, and you have two of your premier guys doing that, and in the AL East to boot. Sometimes it takes a while for things to gel. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you, my friend. Something’s got to give!

  66. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    The offense needs to wake up…

  67. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Trish, thanks for the concern, and I know you’re a resident closet Jays fan, same way I ran home to push Dent over the top. Guidry, 25-3 in, ’77 – a wonder to beware!

  68. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    4 NYY – you guys have to learn patience! You can’t really believe that Joe would hold back Romine if he felt Romine were ready. Come on now. If Romine came out first time and Andy pitched a shutout, do you think Romine would not have gotten any game time between now and then?

    Patience is a virtue. Let the kid work out the kinks and then come out stronger.

    (And if it turns out that I’ve called this one totally wrong – which I don’t think I have – well you guys can have fun skewering me. )
    ============================================

    Yogi did say “you can observe a lot by watching.”

    No, I don’t agree Trish, you get better by playing until you prove one or the other. Is Nelson not ready either after ONE game ?

    Does Nunie need to watch? ( .200 )

  69. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Nichts from Nix.

  70. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Wow that pitch was right there to hit. The manager’s pet doesn’t get the big hit…

  71. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    Trish, thanks for the concern, and I know you’re a resident closet Jays fan, same way I ran home to push Dent over the top. Guidry, 25-3 in, ’77 – a wonder to beware!

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

    Being the Yankee fan we know you are, I know you meant ’78.

  72. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    The at bats have been brutal today. I guess when your lineup is full of back up guys and bad hitters you are going to have a couple of these games sprinkled in.

  73. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    ’77 was not only the year I was born but also the year the Yanks returned to glory, the year “Animals” was released and the year the Dead were at their peak…a fine year indeed!

  74. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Both Nix and Overbay just missed. Both very hittable pitches. Straily shot with chit and should be sued for stinkin

  75. mick May 5th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Calling all Mustys.
    Mr Musty please report to the big ball club….

  76. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Where’s Nunie?

  77. mick May 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    the Dead were at their peak…
    =============
    Long live the Dead.
    Long live Jerry!

  78. balotin May 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    What happened to Nunez? Nix is now at short

  79. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I guess a Nunez injury

  80. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    trisha, you know I agree with you on a lot of things, and jmills, sorry your team isn’t rising to what was deemed its potential.

    Truth is, though, I find it impossible to muster much sympathy for the mental state of any of our competitors, no matter how lousy their morale may be. I heard no waves of concern from them or from the media for us when we were 1-4. Let’s bury them all, Yanks! Add to their angst the best you can.

  81. jackamir May 5th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Nunie is watching.

  82. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Yes, the Yanks dunked the Sox in, ’78, I know that, at the same time, I couldn’t help talking Guidry, ’77.( He almost became a Jay for, Bill Singer )

  83. mick May 5th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Truth is, though, I find it impossible to muster much sympathy for the mental state of any of our competitors,
    =================
    Mr Tom this is the truth. You can only root for one team.

  84. jpb173 May 5th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Is it possible that the Yankees have included Nunez in a trade for a shortstop upgrade?

  85. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Romine!

  86. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Adams with a 2-out, 2-run triple, playing 3B. Batting .314. Mustelier, in RF, with a single.

  87. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Time to pull Pettitte…. Of course a homerun to the only homerun hitter on the team.

  88. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Tom, I get your point, and P.S., …I love your heart!, for you have valid concerns.

  89. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    jmills, it was in ’78 that Guidry went 25-3 and it was also ’78 that Bucky homered off the Sox in the one-game playoff.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    4 NYY – I’m only referring to Romine, and I don’t think until Joe feels he’s ready that he should be put back in. Fans are not particularly kind to rookies who have difficulties. The last player you want to have difficulty is your catcher. You didn’t think that Nelson was going to replace someone permanently did you?

    Anyway, we will just agree to disagree. Yanks are tied for 3rd best record in the majors and have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games. This is with 10 Yanks DLd, including a slew of their starting players. I don’t think Girardi is trying to lose. I think he knows when to sit someone and knows when to play someone. He’s mixing and matching and doing whatever he can to keep the team afloat.

    Season is a marathon. When you start trying to look at it on a game-by-game basis and analyze each game as if it’s the only game of the season, I think it’s easy to lose perspective.

    That said, back to work for a while. :(

    Later.

    :)

  91. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    They better bring up Adams the day that he is allowed to come up. No more of the manager’s pet Nix playing everyday.

  92. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Wow maybe Romine asnr the problem afterall

  93. mick May 5th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Musty will be up before Adams.
    Youk will follow.

  94. Ys Guy May 5th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    im at work and cant put the game on yet…
    what’s up with andy?
    i was at monday’s game and they were hitting liners all over the park.

  95. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    yhf, I thought Guidry went 25-3 in’77, I stand corrected. :)

  96. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Musty hasn’t played a lot of 3rd base. I really doubt that they would be comfortable playing him there everyday. They would rather play other teams guys that were released instead of giving their own guys a chance.

  97. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Not to worry my man; those years were eventful, to say the least.

  98. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    They would rather play other teams guys that were released instead of giving their own guys a chance.

    You’re just not a happy camper, are you?

  99. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    CC – much safer to play a player who has proved that he can’t play in the majors, instead of one who’s never had the chance.

  100. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Yayyyy Prestie!!

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    tom, I guess I have an easier time understanding others than others do understanding me. :)

    I wasn’t born with a killer instinct, but I was born with a whole lot of hurting for others who are hurting. So I can find it in my heart to care about the mental state of our competitors. Maybe it’s because I have enough confidence in my own team that I’m not threatened by what other teams do?

    Anyway, it’s who I am. I don’t call it rooting for other teams as much as I call it not wanting to see anyone with dirt kicked in their faces. And frankly, it doesn’t bother me a whit when nobody worries about the Yankees. I don’t worry about them either because I have all the faith in the world they’ll be fine.

    So I won’t be turning in my Yankee card any time soon, and I will continue to care about the mental state of any team out there having a really difficult time. If it bothers anyone to distraction, they always have the right to imply – or state! – that I’m not a true Yankee fan, or they can ignore me altogether, or I guess they can be creative and find ways to criticize my caring about other teams.

    I’ve stated oftentimes that I realize that I’m not the typical fan – but it doesn’t make me any less a fan.

    GO YANKS!!!

    Later y’all. For real.

  102. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Musty hasn’t played a lot of 3rd base.

    It was his position in cuba.

  103. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Halladay just gave up 5 runs to the Marlins in the 1st inning. Ouch…

  104. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Good job, Preston. Congrats.

  105. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    yhf, I count myself as one of the lucky to witness, Jim Beattie, Lou P., etc.. Maybe I’m one of those weird types that can cheer for two teams at the same time. I miss, George Bell, Jesse, and,…Lloyd Moseby.

  106. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Way to go Thurston Howell IV.

  107. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Nice inning, Mr PC.

  108. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Any word on nunez?

  109. luis May 5th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Good afternoon guys,

    Just one post because I am heading out again,

    I like this Caliborne kid… His FB has crazy movement and good velo… It is early, but I think he will stay with the club for the rest of the season… Kelly’s days are numbered

    Primo,

    You got it right, got your message… Will talk tomorrow

    Later

  110. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Nice inning, Mr PC.
    ———
    Mr Politically Correct? Oh yeah, Preston Claiborne.

    Looks good doesn’t he.

  111. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Y’s

    Andy had no command of his pitches. 100 pitches, 3 ER through 5 with a couple of HR’s. I’ve been in and out but he battled like he always does.

    Its only a 3 run lead in the 6th plenty of time for the offense to pick him up.

  112. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Any news on Nunie?

  113. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Bo,
    Liked the way he sawed that bat off.

  114. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Doreen,
    Nothing I’ve heard. RAB is saying “Stay tuned for details”.

  115. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Liked the way he sawed that bat off.
    ———-
    Oh yeah. I like those as well. A Mo acolyte. I likee. It’s only one inning, but he looks like he belongs. And apparently there is a whole mess just like him in the pipeline.

  116. Prete Funk Era May 5th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Maybe Nunez was traded.

  117. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Ichi serves it where they ain’t.

  118. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Tomingeorgia

    Cryptic.

  119. willkamm May 5th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Guys like Nix and Stewart are Joe Girardi clones. Girardi got to play because for one, talent at the catching position has always been thin. He was mediocre. He wasn’t talented. That’s why he can’t judge talent and likes “scrappy” guys like “Nixie” and “Stewie”.
    He also got to play because the talent level of those Yankee teams he was on were so high they could afford to give up the out he was most certainly going to make.
    He had a lifetime OBP of .315 and a lifetime OPS + of 72. He had no power and couldn’t get on base.
    The true definition of mediocre or below average.

  120. Nick in SF May 5th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Nunez and his helmet have separated due to “creative differences”.

  121. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    It seems like Nix strikes out in every at bat

  122. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    YesView is pretty cool

  123. egk May 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Nix has done a decent job as a fill-in but as the season wears on, I think we’re going to see a lot more at-bats like that strikeout. There is a reason he’s never been a regular at this level.

  124. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Ugh. Hope not DL worthy for Nunie but the way the season is going??

  125. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1

    Nunez tightness ribcage, going for MRI

  126. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    primo, good deal :D

    How we doing?

    My hockey team flirted with disaster as per their habit but managed to pull it out in OT.

    I’m a basket case, but we’re up 2-1, even after blowing a 4-2 lead we had no business blowing.

    Game 3 winner usually goes on to win the best-of-seven, but you never know!

  127. cs in la May 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Nunez is at NY Presbyterian with “tightness in his rib cage”…

  128. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    If it’s an oblique injury for Nunez he could be out a loong time.

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1

    Nunez tightness ribcage, going for MRI
    ///

    Oh, I missed a lot. Not good :( When is this kid going to catch a break, crap

  130. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    7 and 3 wouldn’t be bad but you want to
    Win today to take the series.

    Good at bat so far

  131. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Very nice…

  132. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Yay! Magic #55.

  133. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Rappy raps one !

  134. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    unbelievable at bat. Overbay is borderline useless vs a lefty and manages to have a very long at bat that culminates in a game tying single.

  135. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Overbay knocks in two, good deal, Andy off the hook :D

  136. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Yay for Overbay

  137. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Alfred, you better watch out for me and , Dougie Gilmour! Tim horton and Borje Salming on D, who could ask for anything more!?

  138. MG May 5th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I like the way Claiborne throws the ball and his demeanor on the mound.

    First impressions aren’t always accurate but he could have a future with the Yankees…

  139. CountryClub May 5th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Say what you want about the yanks and their ability to develop starters, but they have no problem doing it with relievers. Claiborne looks like he has a chance to be more than solid.

  140. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Ten bucks says young Nunie ends up on the DL. Hmmm…geez, who could they possibly bring up to replace him?? Perhaps a Cuban defector that just returned from an injury to play for the Riders of the Rail. I think I’ve heard some talk of said fella on this blog, but I could be wrong.

  141. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    It’s that cut on the mid nineties heater that’s intriguing. They’re not squaring it up at all. I think Joba might have gotten Wally Pipped.

    Yes, first impressions.

  142. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    MG,
    Throwing strikes at 94+ ain’t bad.

  143. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Drive by -

    In case you didn’t get to read this.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=nyy

  144. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Feels like a walk-off kind of day.

  145. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    rtsp://v2.cache5.c.youtube.com/CjYLENy73wIaLQlNuE-SbTU9SRMYJCAkFEIJbXYtZ29vZ2xlSARSBXdhdGNoYOWmtbK2zNzaUAw=/0/0/0/video.3gp

    Go for it!

  146. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    “Easing in” apparently means “sitting on the bench every game”.

  147. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    People are not really blaming Romine for Andy’s start again today are they? Now it’s Romine got Andy so out of rhythm on Monday that it has carried in to today’s start.

    Wow insanity never takes a rest.

    I think from now on when Andy starts Romine should just completely stay away from the park. I think just dressing in the same clubhouse together throws one of the most professional pitchers of all time off his game. :roll:

  148. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I hate when Logan faces lefties. It never makes any sense.

  149. Niblick May 5th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Way to go Boonie (another of Girardi’s pet piles you know what).

  150. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    After the awesome comeback I really want this one today. Still 6 more outs to go. Bonne has to hold them here.

  151. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Let’s keep leaving Logan in there vs. the righties… great job.

  152. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Yankees have no ss anywhere near upper levels of the system

  153. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Of course the manger’s pet is facing right handed batters. Girardi is out of his mind.

  154. sunny615 May 5th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hey “boonie” – stop throwing down the middle you putz.

  155. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Last year of logan

  156. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    :rolleyes:

  157. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    It wasn’t foul? It looked foul to me. Wishful thinking?

    Logan has to stop it here. And now what are the chances of Yankees scoring 2 runs in 2 innings?? I never want extras, especially not today.

  158. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Okay, on that replay, clearly fair. But still foul!!! ;)

  159. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    jmills, this is strange but true: I remember rooting for those 80s/early 90s Jays teams (naturally not when they played the Yanks) so I can relate. Leiter frequently speaks of those days (and they keep showing clips). It brings back memories…I was a big Barfield fan too :)

  160. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Kelly should have been pitching that inning. When do you ever see a manager bring in a lefty reliever to face 3 right handed hitters? Girardi has to stop with only using his favorites.

  161. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    :roll:

  162. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Sunny, “putz” is the PERFECT word to describe Logan, especially after he does things like give up a hard fought lead.

  163. tucker May 5th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    How did Claiborne look? Didn’t have a chance to catch the game.

  164. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    http://r5—sn-ux3n588t-mj.....direct=yes

    Leiter, was messed up great.

  165. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    :rofl:

  166. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Hafner coulda done that. :(

  167. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    He looked really good.
    ———

    Good move to PR here. I hate losing Haf’s bat if it goes to extras but we have to try to do all we can to tie it here.

    ICHI!!

  168. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Girardi is handcuffed here with Nuney going out. Has to let Nix hack.

  169. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    test

    :banghead: :rockon: :cry: :evil: :roll: :wink: 8-) :x :P :oops: :-? :o

  170. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Nix agai?

  171. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    The manager’s pet fails again in a big spot. I am really tired of watching him strike out in every at bat.

  172. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    God can he do anything with runners on?

  173. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    test

    :curse: :clap: :naaa:

  174. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    That is the game, I think…

  175. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    “Easing in” apparently means “sitting on the bench every game”.

    If you read the article, Romine is scheduled to catch in Colorado. With two off days in a week’s time, Stewart won’t have been overused. In addition, it’s given Romine more time to catch bullpens and work with the pitchers off the field.

    Better that he come in more prepared than sooner just because some fans refuse to understand the need to let him get some things worked out.

    Don’t back-up catchers typically catch one game every five games, unless there’s a day game after a night game?

    If so, Romine really wouldn’t be far off that schedule, would he?

  176. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Good thing they took out lights out claiborne so boone could get work

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    “How did Claiborne look? Didn’t have a chance to catch the game.”

    Tucker – great! :)

  178. egk May 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Nix is what he is. He’s a decent utility backup but it will be very hard to win over the long haul with him playing every day. He and Stewart are both backups forced to play every day.

  179. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Trish the issue is how can they expect romine to contribute to offense playing one day a week?

  180. NYY fan in NH May 5th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Logan sucks… Fight back just so he can give right back to them.

  181. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Logan is really terrible

  182. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Why the hell is logan still pitching?

  183. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    They are going to tack on a 6 th run and that will be it

  184. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    If he cant get lefties out release him and bring rapada back…

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    ac1 – Ah. Hopefully then once he gets his start in Colorado, he may see more time than once ever five days. I do think that he would have been in again if his first start was stellar. I just think Joe wants to ease him in to give him the chance to work out with the pitchers and get to know their routines better, as well as studying some of the hitters. Hopefully it all comes together for him.

  186. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Eventually girardi and cashman will realize that a good righty reliever is better than a terrible lefty. Logan really needs to be released.

  187. sunny615 May 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Kelley is pitching. Game over now. F’in girardi.

  188. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Do people on this blog normally say they are taking off only to keep coming back and back and back and back again.

    Seems dumb to say your leaving the thread if you’re going to continue to troll err I mean post still.

  189. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    They care more about Romine behind the plate. Offense is gravy.

  190. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    “They care more about Romine behind the plate. Offense is gravy.”

    True. Even though they lost Cervelli, they’ve managed to go 7-3 in the last 10.

  191. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Ha. Stewie pumping the fist there. That was funny.

  192. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Nelson, Stewart, Gardner.

    GULP

  193. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    We somehow have it in our heads that Logan is more than a LOOGY… so, he inexplicably gets the call vs. a righty over a righty pitcher

    ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    Trish the issue is how can they expect romine to contribute to offense playing one day a week?
    ___
    Problem is that the BUC here is backing up a BUC. So… it is not as if we are pulling a legit starter from the lineup if Stewie sits. Guess you have to weigh pitch framing against lack of hitting here… And if Andy has his good stuff, it should be a no brainer.

  194. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Kelley is pitching. Game over now. F’in girardi.
    ———
    Just can’t stop blithering, can you?

  195. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Boesch better hit for Stewart. The opposing manager must think that girardi is crazy when he saw Logan come in to face 3 right handed batters. How stupid.

  196. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Kelley looked fine to me. Nice breaking ball for the K.

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    “Do people on this blog normally say they are taking off only to keep coming back and back and back and back again.

    Seems dumb to say your leaving the thread if you’re going to continue to troll err I mean post still.”

    And this has what to do with the game, speaking of trolling – or is it stalking?

    “GO YANKS!!! GO ANDY!!! GO RANGERS!!!

    Multitasking, so I’ll be in and out.”

    Reading comprehension has never been your strong suit…

    :D

  198. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    It’s been a very good game. I really don’t understand what all the hoo hah is about. Some good things happened, some not so good. That’s basebal.

  199. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    “Offense is gravy.”

    Eh, to an extent. But this team is 7th in the AL in runs scored which puts them smack in the middle. So I wouldn’t really say that we don’t need offense from any one position.

    This team has been winning because of the pitching. The games they have won outside of those two in Cleveland have all been low scoring.

    That and Yankee teams that have been really good have gotten nice offensive production from the Catcher spot.

    I think to expect to win all your games 4 – 2 and 3 -1 through the course of an entire 162 game schedule is a lot to ask, IMO.

  200. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Nelson hit it good.

  201. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Nelson hit it good.
    ——
    Yep, smoked it.

  202. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Can’t hit the ball much harder than that.

  203. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Not saying the Yankees couldn’t use offense. But that’s not primarily what they need from Romine. They just need it in general.

  204. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Bo that’s the old b ball.

  205. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Good AB, Gardy.

  206. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Atta boy.

  207. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Gardy!

  208. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Does Gardner steal second to get in scoring position or do they try to win the game with a 2 run bomb? He’ll pitch around Robbie anyway, no?

  209. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    Later.

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    Later y’all. For real.

    —–

    My reading is just fine. I learned all those words in 3rd grade. :grin:

  210. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    “Not saying the Yankees couldn’t use offense. But that’s not primarily what they need from Romine. They just need it in general.”

    Again, they’ve gone 7-3 for their last 10. So you’re right. In addition they are expecting to start getting players back so it isn’t like the lineup you see today is their lineup for the season.

    Premature panic.

  211. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Who said walk-off? Nice going, Brett.

  212. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Come on Robbie make a memory.

  213. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    In scoring position. Here we go.

  214. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Now they walk Cano

  215. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Time for wells to get that yankee welcome walk off

  216. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Gardner should have stayed. :D

  217. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Sweet…doesn’t matter now anyway. C’mon Bob!!

  218. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Now they walk Cano

    Its the unfortunate business of having Wells inbetween Cano and Hafner right now.

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    “My reading is just fine. I learned all those words in 3rd grade. :grin:

    Ooo I guess you missed the lesson about the word “later” then.

    In addition, what business is it of yours when I post?

    Right. None. Unless of course you’ve decided to be the posting police.

    :D

  220. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Normally a WP Is a good thing. Not here. At least Wells has some good numbers against Balfour…

  221. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Wells should make em pay for the insult.

  222. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    yhf, I’m given to certain pupils getting off to long leafs. Then I call up Syd Barrett. :) and,…..AC/DC!

  223. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Oy. “Check that.” C’mon Vern-o!!

  224. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Wells has great numbers vs balfour

  225. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Vernon can hit him. Stop being negative. :)

  226. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    “Wells should make em pay for the insult.”

    He’s a veteran, wont get to riled up. Is probably thinking what would Jeter do here. :D

  227. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    To say people are panicking because Romine isn’t playing is far far far reach.

    Consider the source I guess.

  228. 4 NYY May 5th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Like they couldn’t gave walked Cano when he came up !

  229. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Wasn’t Haffner removed for a pinch runner?

  230. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Ahhhhh that was his pitch

  231. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Adonis – FAILS

  232. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    2-1 pitch was the game. Tough game

  233. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    tom, yes.

  234. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Deuces wild, as Mel Allen used to say.

  235. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Act 1 – Eddie the effing Eagle Belfour!

  236. Doreen May 5th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Darn.

    A good game, not a good result.

  237. ac1 May 5th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Lose another 2 of 3 to a good team…. Thats how it will be. Sox, rays, tigers, oakland…

  238. NYY fan in NH May 5th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Cannot wait til some players come back off the DL. Tired of these 1 run games and lack of a bench.

  239. Tar May 5th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Catch everybody later.

  240. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Wells was waiting on the slider and it never happened. Good game all around. Andy left the ball up to Cespedes. That was it.

    Oakland is a good tough ball club. Work the pitcher.

  241. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Wells missed 2 absolute meatballs.. That is a tough loss. Girardi has to stop letting Logan lose games. Bringing him into this game made no sense.

  242. UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Catch everybody later.
    ———

    See ya in 5 minutes, Tar.

  243. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Sorry about the outcome, but Bo is right: that was a good ballgame. Kept me there til the end. Nothing worse than tomorrow, an off day.

  244. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Very tough loss!!

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    “To say people are panicking because Romine isn’t playing is far far far reach.

    Consider the source I guess.”

    Not “people”. You.

    And I do consider the source – each and every time you make a comment about me or what I post. I’m sure your continual harassment hasn’t gone unnoticed by others here also.

    Oh well.

  246. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Bringing him into this game made no sense
    ——-
    You know, you’d complain if you were hung with a new rope.

    What’s Girardi got in the BP? Kelly is still coming off TJ surgery. Chit happens.

  247. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Bo,
    All my years in the country, never heard the “new rope” line. Very apt.

  248. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Tom, I understand your team lost, at the moment I’m listening to, Bjork, chech her out!

  249. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    A couple of very good things happened. The Overbay at bat was a classic battle, each pitch was closer to a hit. And then the Claiborne performance was just – oh so good.

    I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but boy he looked dominating.

  250. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Matt Ehalt @MattEhalt
    MRI negative on Nunez. Day by day. Not sure about Tuesday.

    ___
    Good!

  251. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Sorry, ” check “.

  252. Captain Clutch May 5th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    What’s Girardi got in the BP? Kelly is still coming off TJ surgery.
    ————–

    Oh yeah because bringing in a lefty reliever to face 3 right handed batters makes sense. Kelly, Warren or Nuno any righty reliever is better than Logan in that spot.

  253. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    jmills,
    Yeah, we lost. All we have to do is win a few and lose a few fewer. Post Season is the result.

  254. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    All my years in the country, never heard the “new rope” line. Very apt.
    ——-
    Cossacks have a line for everything.

    “If you don’t condemn, you condone”.

  255. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Tom, I couldn’t agee with you more! Happy wedding to you and your daughter!

  256. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Oh yeah because bringing in a lefty reliever to face 3 right handed batters makes sense. Kelly, Warren or Nuno any righty reliever is better than Logan in that spot.
    ———
    You’re thrashing around. Come on.

    Warren had almost sixty pitches two days ago, you heard – Kelly has given up four HRs in ten innings. Nuno is another lefty.

    It was a tough game all around. The other guys won.

    Let it go.

  257. comnsnse May 5th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Good call Bo.

    Gents let’s get off the Romine “savior” kick please!

    Pitching thus far has not been the problem despite a few injuries.

    The offense is simply putrid so let’s also get off Girardi’s back since the reason he left Logan in was because he planned on using Kelley as the set up guy.

    Unfortunately he missed on Donaldson who is going to be a very good player for the A’s.

    At the end of the day if they do not get some offense back they will not make the playoffs!

  258. blake May 5th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Sometimes you win….sometimes you lose…..sometimes it rains…..think about that

  259. luis May 5th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Hello guys,

    I thought we had the game when we tied. It happens, tough loss in any case. I didn’t watch Pettitte pitch, just his last inning, he is having trouble with his command, especially with the FB and the cutter.

    Claiborne impressed me. I think he is a keeper. He is got a live FB, very hard to have solid contact.

    Didn’t like Logan facing three RHB, but to be fair, the BP was very thin and he has been pitching better.

  260. tomingeorgia May 5th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    jmills,
    Thanks. Begin pounding I-85, I-77, I-81, and worst of all, I-80 Tuesday morning. 812 miserable miles, except for the I-77 stage. It’s beautiful through the Southern Virginia mountains up to the Shenandoah Valley. God’s Country.

  261. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    What is it, eleven guys injured. The second BUs are playing and giving good teams tough games. If Alex comes back in last year’s midseason form, this is a tough team to beat. That’s the only hole in the lineup that I see.

    Now if Nunez is down for any length of time then the Yankees have a problem.

    I’m still laughing at Ichiro’s excuse me, 2B. I have no idea how he did that. The guy is a marvel

  262. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 5th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Yes, blake. You throw the ball; you hit the ball; you catch the ball. Damn lollygaggers!

  263. Bo knows May 5th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    In other news, Betances went five hitless innings. There was the matter of 4 BBs, but why get picky.

  264. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    4BBs for Betances, 1 HBP, 3K, but impressive 7-2 GO/AO, which is what he does and why last year signals big-time anomaly.

  265. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Anyone watch YES postgame? If so, what did Andy say about his outing?

  266. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    fem, watching Pens’ postgame :)

    Whew!

  267. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Good to see Dellin minimize the damage. The cameras from Richmond etc. are pretty unwatchable though, so it is hard to learn much. I hope to see a live game at SWB soon; because we know that SWB will never stream on milb-tv.

    Pruf, Re: Pens. I’m hoarse from yelling after that one. Ugh, don’t even get me started on the conservative and self-defeating system they are playing, starting with chipping the puck up the boards to get out of their zone…

    Cotham is hurt; wonder what the move will be.

  268. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Musty just homered. He’s playing RF.

  269. yankeefeminista May 5th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Ok, Norris now says it isn’t an injury. Cotham is moving up to AAA. We’ll take Bryan Mitchell, thanks. (Not that he is ready to move up…but wish he were…)

  270. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Yankeefem, Danny boy needs to understand that he’s the one with Sid and Malkin, not the opponent. Let’s just have Letang peel off rather than move in as the late guy. The two big boys are not at their full power, but they showed again why they’re the best two forwards in the world.

  271. J. Alfred Prufrock May 5th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Fem, I couldn’t watch Dellin either, because of the PEnguins. I did take a look and the cameras were awful, so didn’t miss much. I did see that he was pitching in a downpour when I tuned in.

    Yes, we’ll take Bryan Mitchell! :D

    Check in later

  272. comnsnse May 5th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Bo @5:09, do I read you correctly that”if Arod comes back in mid season form that’s the only hole in the line up you see”?

    Which season would that be for Arod and you can’t be serious about him solving the offensive problems of this roster?

  273. Hassey May 5th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I agree with everyone that, simply put, you win some and you lose some. No one outside of the fans actually AT the game will remember this loss for more than 2 days. And the fact that they lost to an enjoyable A’s team makes it even easier to stomach.

    Where I don’t agree with some or most of you is on Boone Logan. This guy plains sux…every time he comes in bad things follow. If he was a hitter, he’d be a .200 guy, last picked in a shirt and skins game. I cannot stand even seeing him warm up. I know Joe G had no choice today, but that’s a separate question. Boone sux and I will lose sleep until he’s off this team. He came into the game today as I sat over a fresh cup of coffee with my friend who was visiting from Oakland. I told my buddy that Oakland would have the lead back before the freshly poured milk even stopped swirling around in his mug. Bingo Bango boono, Logan makes me look like the Oracle from the Matrix

  274. comnsnse May 5th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Pru if you are regular hockey viewer particularly of Pens games you must know that officiating standards are very “flexible” especially for Sid!

    They are one of the chippiest teams in the league and get away with murder….or at least mayhem! Letang is a dirty player and should be put on his backside.

    It was a great game but should not have been decided by the officials when you consider that there were maybe another 20 calls that could have made on both teams.

    Anything short of a mugging never get’s called in the playoffs!

  275. CompassRosy May 5th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Congrats to the Jays today, jmills.
    Morrow had it all working today and Safeco Joe . . . did not :-(

    off to Pittsburgh the M’s go ~ where they haven’t played since 2004

  276. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Kelly is still coming off TJ surgery.

    I think you’re thinking of Aardsma, Kelley may have had TJS but he isn’t coming off it.

  277. mick May 5th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    As I said Logan will get 1st shot at the 8th.
    It’s not gonna work.
    Phelps would be better.
    Still feels like DRob will be out a while, maybe the DL.

  278. mick May 5th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I would thrust Claiborn into the 8th inning.

  279. Jerkface May 5th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Logan cannot be the setup man, he can’t get righties out. He would be, by far, the worst setup man in the league. He doesn’t even get out lefties well enough!

  280. mick May 5th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I am thinking close to 1/2 this team will be gone by seasons end.

  281. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Mick, hi, I found, ” a little murders “, a little hard to take, thanks, anyways! :D

  282. mick May 5th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    francisco boesch romine overbay kelley nelson nuno (adams and musty-after they are brought up)

    back: youk jete arod tex grandy joba rapada

  283. Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    So Roy Halladay is done. Hopefully Cliff Lee is close behind him. Good thing Lee joined a team with so much youth and a promising future.

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 5th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    UnKnown May 5th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Talk about lack of impulse control. Wow.

  285. jmills May 5th, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Roy Halladay is done,…..holly crap, Dave Stieb!

  286. MTU May 5th, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I did not catch the game today.

    Looks like AP was still off his game.

    The pen is a mixed bag now w joba and D-rob out.

    I’d like to see an alternative to Logan. That might be Rapada.

  287. Against All Odds May 5th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Jesus Bustero May 5th, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    So Roy Halladay is done. Hopefully Cliff Lee is close behind him. Good thing Lee joined a team with so much youth and a promising future.

    ——————————

    Those words bite him in the a** every time

  288. mick May 5th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    If not for good pitching, this team would be gasping for air.
    Andy was not himself again, funny how 1 game can set a pitcher off his path, they are so fragile.
    He kept them in it and the 3 run inning to tie it was great.
    A Cano error gave them an extra run and a Logan fail ended it.
    Claiborn was great and deserves a shot at the 8th inning.

  289. comet May 5th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Jmills my taste in music runs towards artists like Harry Chapin. There was a guy who could tell a story. WOLD, Taxi, Sequel, Old College Avenue!

  290. Bronx Jeers May 7th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    https://twitter.com/bronxjeers/status/331791197918068736

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