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Game 32: Yankees at Rockies

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (18-13)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Nelson 3B
David Phelps P
Austin Romine C

RHP David Phelps (1-1, 5.56)
Phelps vs. Rockies

ROCKIES (19-13)
Dexter Fowler CF
Josh Rutledge 2B
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Michael Cuddyer RF
Wilin Rosario C
Todd Helton 1B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Reid Brignac SS
Juan Nicasio P

RHP Juan Nicasio (3-0, 4.91)
Nicasio vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:40 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: A lot like last night, with a chance of rain throughout.

UMPIRES: HP Chris Guccione, 1B Phil Cuzzi, 2B Tom Hallion, 3B Ron Kulpa

FOUR AND FOUR: Last night, the Yankees had the same number of hits and stolen bases — four each — in the same game for the first time since a 4-0 loss on June 23, 2009 at Atlanta when they also had four and four.

MAKING CONTACT: The Yankees have struck out a total of 204 times this season, the third-fewest in the Majors this season behind Kansas City (191) and Texas (198). The Yankees are swinging and missing at 19.7 percent of their pitches seen, also third-lowest in the Majors behind St. Louis (19.5) and Detroit (19.6).

ROCKY MOUNTAIN LOW: The Yankees have lost their last five games at Coors Field dating back to June 20, 2002. It’s the team’s longest current losing streak at any opposing park, matching the Yankees’ longest regular-season losing streak at a National League park. They also lost five straight games at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium from 1997 through 1999, their first five road interleague games against the Phillies.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: Clearly inspired by the pitcher batting eighth, Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer in the first inning for a quick Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Three balls in a row hit to Overbay, he makes a couple of pretty nice plays and it’s a 1-2-3 inning for Phelps.

UPDATE, 9:17 p.m.: There’s a two-run homer by Helton to tie it in the second.

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m.: Since getting a double play to end the third, Phelps has retired seven in a row and is through the fifth without allowing another run. He’s allowed just two hits, the double and home run, and the game’s still tied at 2.

UPDATE, 10:42 p.m.: The pitcher’s spot in the order was at the plate with a chance to put the Yankees in the lead, but pinch hitter Ben Francisco grounded to third to leave Nelson stranded 90 feet away. Here’s Preston Claiborne to pitch the bottom of the seventh. Phelps allowed three hits tonight.

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406 Responses to “Game 32: Yankees at Rockies”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    GO PHELPSIE!!! GO AUSTIN!!! GO YANKS!!!

  2. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hay gardner stole a base. Wet track and a strong thrower and he makes it.

  3. Madrugador May 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Stolen based for Gardy. What a novel idea! Guess a little birdie whispered that he better get on his horse or get out to the way.

  4. I Am Winning May 8th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Perfect pitch, perfect throw, and perfect tag. Gardner was unbelievably fast that time. Nobody could throw him out during that pass.

  5. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Go Yankees!

    I haven’t been one to jump on the Romine bandwagon. Have no problem with him be eased in over a period of time.

    But batting him 9th is just a low blow. There is no net added benefit of doing that to his confidence. Even if it works out, it doesn’t work out. SMH

  6. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Well it looks like over the last couple of games the Yankees have decided they are going to run in front of Cano. It wasn’t really working anyway so have to try something different.

  7. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Vern!

  8. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Vernon!

  9. blake May 8th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Vern crushed that just when we doubted him

  10. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    No left handed pitcher, we look a lot better.

  11. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Tar May 8th, 2013 at 8:49 pm
    Well it looks like over the last couple of games the Yankees have decided they are going to run in front of Cano. It wasn’t really working anyway so have to try something different.

    What it did do was distract the pitcher when he was facing wells.

  12. MG May 8th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I guess the assumptions of Wells’ demise were, as Mark Twain said, great exaggerated.

    Slumps are normal in baseball, unless his bat slows down or his approach changes (both doubtful) he will have an overall good year..

  13. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Yay for a lead!!!!

    Run with it Phelpsy!!!

  14. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    MG – I agree

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    “Vern crushed that just when we doubted him”

    As my father would say, “Who’s ‘we’ paleface?”

    :)

  16. luis May 8th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I am not able to watch tonight :(

  17. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Potential spoiler alert: If Phelpsy pitches well today I will blame that ish on Romine.

  18. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Tex who?

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “I guess the assumptions of Wells’ demise were, as Mark Twain said, great exaggerated.

    Slumps are normal in baseball, unless his bat slows down or his approach changes (both doubtful) he will have an overall good year..”

    Haven’t been around. I didn’t know that Vernon’s demise was already called.

    :roll:

    **********

    Shame, I’m assuming you know the verdict came in, and what it was.

    :)

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Good job, tandem!!!

  21. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Nice work by Overbay.

  22. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Again, Tex who?

  23. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Luis

    Two nice plays from Overbay 1-2-3 in the first.

  24. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Who said anything about demise…?

    I think ‘regression to the mean’ is what you’re looking for. :D

    Just realized Vernon’s home and away splits are kinda funky, btw.

  25. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Home: .229 .286 .371 .657
    Away: .341 .400 .634 1.034

  26. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Shame, I’m assuming you know the verdict came in, and what it was.

    :)

    ——————-

    I did see that! Very glad justice was served but what an awful situation regardless.. that woman was/is as crazy as her bangs.

    #GoJuan

  27. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Musty where are you?!

  28. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    He strikes out looking at least once a game

  29. MG May 8th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Shame, ‘regression to the mean’ of what?

    Regression analysis is only valid if nothing has changed in the data set.

    Wells has changed his approach at the plate, he’s no longer trying to pull everything.

    If he goes back to his old approach, his numbers will most likely go back to the past few years but why in the world would he do that?

  30. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    ……………….*blinks twice*…………………

  31. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    He strikes out looking at least once a game
    ————–

    The sad thing is it’s always on fastballs right down the middle

  32. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Has nelson been on base since we picked him up?

  33. luis May 8th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks Tar

  34. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Shame, it’s worth watching the verdict if you didn’t catch it. I’m sure you can see it replayed everywhere. The nutcase also has a Twitter account and had been twittering. She definitely did not think she was going to get Murder One.

  35. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    MG – I don’t think you’re seeing 2010 numbers again from Wells regardless of what he’s done to his swing. We’ll see how it shakes out at the end of the year. I’m not expecting April numbers from him. (I don’t think we’ll see 2011 numbers either, btw.)

  36. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Luis

    Cuddyer k

    2nd batter opposite gapper 2b

  37. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Shame, it’s worth watching the verdict if you didn’t catch it. I’m sure you can see it replayed everywhere. The nutcase also has a Twitter account and had been twittering. She definitely did not think she was going to get Murder One.

    ———————-

    OMG are you serious?! I hope her Twitter handle is @SheBANGS! or something equally awful.

    I did read she looked shocked, I’ll have to catch that later.

  38. MG May 8th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    MG – I don’t think you’re seeing 2010 numbers again from Wells regardless of what he’s done to his swing. We’ll see how it shakes out at the end of the year. I’m not expecting April numbers from him. (I don’t think we’ll see 2011 numbers either, btw.)
    ————————————–
    how about .265-.270, 20-25 HR and 70-80 RBI?

    Those are better than the past couple of years and not as good as his best years in Toronto.

    I would be pleased with that and so would the Yankees-they are in the range of Nick Swisher production and seem pretty doable if he continues to use the whole ballpark…

  39. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    That is definitely not what the Yanks needed…

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Ever the optimist, I believe we’ll see better than 2010 with Wells. Of course, a lot will depend on how much he actually plays this season.

  41. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Sad Phelps…. :(

  42. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    That is a gigantic blow to a team having major trouble scoring. Phelps has to start locating better.

  43. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    they are in the range of Nick Swisher production and seem pretty doable if he continues to use the whole ballpark…

    With way more outs. He’ll end up with a .290-.310 OBP at that level which is NOT 13 million good.

  44. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Phelps really needed to hold this lead. That might be the only 2 runs this offense can score.

  45. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Jodi Arias @Jodiannarias

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Good job Phelpsie!!!

  47. luis May 8th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Damn…A homer?

  48. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    He sure Brignac good.

  49. MG May 8th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Phelps was going outside with the HR pitch to Helton and missed inside, the same thing I’ve seen before out of the stretch…

  50. NYY fan in NH May 8th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Phelps is having a pretty bad stretch here compared to last year

  51. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Luis

    Bad pitch to Helton tie game. Beside the double, he looked good the rest of the inning.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    “That is a gigantic blow to a team having major trouble scoring. Phelps has to start locating better.

    They had gone 7-3 in their last 10 before last night’s game. So are you saying that even in the 7 wins you feel they were having major trouble scoring?

  53. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    So are you saying that even in the 7 wins you feel they were having major trouble scoring?

    -

    3.5 runs per game over that stretch.

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    “Phelps is having a pretty bad stretch here compared to last year”

    I think he needs to get back into a good rhythm, and I think he will. He only got put back in the rotation two games back. Before that he was pitching in too many different situations.

  55. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    MG – I’d be happy with: .250/.305/.459/.765 21HRs and 60 RBIs

    Those are his 2010 numbers and 2012 numbers averaged out. I kind of expect more RBIs because I think he’s surrounded by better hitters, but I figured I’d use the same method of estimation for the HRs and RBIs in this situation.

    The home away splits are weird….. that can’t keep. I thought NYS would be kinder to him.

  56. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Phelps doesn’t look like the same pitcher when he is pitching out of the stretch. With guys on base he misses his spots a lot. It seems like he doesn’t complete his delivery.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    In the 7 wins, 3.5 runs per? Well credit our pitching then!!! Apparently that’s all they needed. Also need to look at whether the teams they faced were strong pitching teams. It all matters.

  58. luis May 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Sorry Tar and again thanks… My internet is coming and going

  59. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    trisha – Thanks for the handle… I wonder if she ends up in some white bred prison where she gets to use that thing… I think I’ll steer clear of her lol.

  60. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Actually its 4 runs per game in the stretch you listed, didnt see before last nights game. They’re actually 6-4 in their 10 game stretch scoring 3.5 runs per game and giving up 3.8 runs per game. In the stretch you cite scoring 4 runs per game and giving up 3.9 runs per game.

    They have problems.

  61. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    11 pitch walk for GGBG. Great AB for him

  62. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    So are you saying that even in the 7 wins you feel they were having major trouble scoring?
    —————–

    If you watched them over the last couple of games it’s obvious that they are struggling. I mean look at who is in the lineup tonight. Taking Hafner out of the lineup really hurts.

  63. luis May 8th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    He rushes the delivery

  64. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Cano batting now… c’mon Robbie!

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    “They have problems.”

    Who doesn’t.

    As long as they stay ahead of the curve they’ll be fine.

  66. luis May 8th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Got it back Tar… No sound though, but at least I can watch

  67. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    It’s the up and down of the offense… those 2 games against Cleveland were blow outs, and there were only 3 other instances so far where they’ve scored more than 5 runs.

  68. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    This one should be a high scoring game… have a feeling we’ll go back and forth with Colorado all night.

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    “If you watched them over the last couple of games it’s obvious that they are struggling. I mean look at who is in the lineup tonight. Taking Hafner out of the lineup really hurts.”

    I admit that I didn’t get to watch the last couple of games. Well I know I didn’t get to watch last night. And yeah, we lose the DH. That always hurts.

  70. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Oh wait… 4 other instances. My apologies!

  71. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Gardner caused that balk. That should count as a steal :evil:

  72. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    They need Cano to get hot. He is in a funk right now.

  73. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    They are below league average in offense and not much better than league average in pitching. They’re also in third place.

    They really need to get some bats off the DL.

  74. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t really care if they win every game by one run, so long as they win.

    I know we’re all cognizant of the merry-go-round of injuries our players continue to suffer. So let’s be thankful for whatever we can get out of our current lineup.

  75. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    They are below league average in offense and not much better than league average in pitching. They’re also in third place.

    They really need to get some bats off the DL.

    But the two teams they trail are completely healthy. They will take their injuries too. Just have to stay in it.

  76. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Knowing our luck lately once our hitters start coming back our freaking pitchers will start getting injured… :mad:

  77. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    “They’re also in third place.”

    But they got a half game lead over KC for the second Wild Card spot.

    :D

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    How are you defining offense? AVG? runs scored?

  79. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    NYR 3-2 in 3rd

  80. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Beautiful pitch by Phelps, 1 out.

  81. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    It does seem that way Tar

  82. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    How are you defining offense? AVG? runs scored?

    In runs scored.

  83. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Their offense is on pace for less than 700 runs. That stinks.

  84. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Division standings are meaningless in May when your a game out. Yanks need to be within 4-5 games hopefully when Grandy and tex come back. If they can do that, they should be ok.

  85. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    How are you defining offense? AVG? runs scored?

    —————-

    Pretty sure he’s talking about runs scored.. if my math is right (which it might not be!), we’re scoring 4 runs or less around 65% of the time.

  86. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    The other day Buster Olney said that the Yanks have only scored a couple of more runs than the Rays this year. That tells you all you need to know about the lineup and injuries. Hopefully they can hold on for the next month.

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    “But the two teams they trail are completely healthy. They will take their injuries too. Just have to stay in it.”

    Yes

    “They’re also in third place.”

    I don’t consider 2 games out of first at this point in the season terribly threatening, especially since we’re doing it without some of our top players.

  88. MG May 8th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    4-2 Rangers…

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Really, glass half full tells you we should be celebrating the fact that the Yanks are doing so well and feel good about the fact that we’ll be getting players back. An that’s that.

  90. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    “Division standings are meaningless in May when your a game out.”

    Aha but it’s not one game, its really two games out. :twisted:

  91. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Boston losing 14-6, lost 5 out of 6. We should panic?

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    “Their offense is on pace for less than 700 runs. That stinks.”

    Since we’re counting on the fact that “their offense” will not be “the” offense at the end of the season, I sure wouldn’t be concerned about what they’re on pace for at this point in time. It’s meaningless.

  93. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I’m not sure how I feel about the fact that they’ve exceeded expectations with all of these guys out… does it say something about the guys that are in there or the guys that are out of the line up more? My hope is the guys on the DL see this and get that ‘Popeye on spinach’ thing going on.

    (And I don’t mean PEDS!!)

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    “Boston losing 14-6, lost 5 out of 6. We should panic?”

    Myopia says yes. Full vision doesn’t allow for it.

  95. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    We are two out in May – also who are we chasing exactly?

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Shame – good questions. I agree and definitely hope for the same thing!

  97. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Since we’re counting on the fact that “their offense” will not be “the” offense at the end of the season, I sure wouldn’t be concerned about what they’re on pace for at this point in time. It’s meaningless.

    Until people return they do have to deal with that stinky offense. Granderson is the only player that can reasonably be expected to come back and play the entire year.

  98. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    “We are two out in May – also who are we chasing exactly?”

    Our tail?

    I’m goofing about the WC standings.

  99. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    “We are two out in May – also who are we chasing exactly?”

    jecembrale, two out with the potential to cut it down to 1.5 tonight.

    I really can’t get down in the weeds with anyone worrying about being 1.5-2.0 out at the beginning of May. Just can’t.

    :)

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    “Until people return they do have to deal with that stinky offense.”

    I don’t consider it a stinky offense. Apparently others do.

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Really like the way Phelps and Romine are playing off each other.

  102. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Rangers 4-3

  103. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    “I don’t consider it a stinky offense. Apparently others do.”

    How about malodorous?

  104. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I think Granderson is the only player that we can definitely count on returning this year. Tex and Jeter are probably 50/50. Arod will probably be back but who knows what version of him. Youk lets see how many games in a row he can play and stay healthy. Have to hope these guys can hold things down before some of the other guys come back.

  105. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Until people return they do have to deal with that stinky offense. Granderson is the only player that can reasonably be expected to come back and play the entire year.

    ——————–

    I’m starting to think Jeter will be the last to return ..but that Tex will be the first one to hit the DL after he comes back.

  106. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Agreed Shame

  107. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I guess the good news is the Rockies pitcher is at 80 pitches. The offense needs to wake up.

  108. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I think Granderson is the only player that we can definitely count on returning this year. Tex and Jeter are probably 50/50. Arod will probably be back but who knows what version of him. Youk lets see how many games in a row he can play and stay healthy. Have to hope these guys can hold things down before some of the other guys come back.

    ———————–

    The thing about Arod is he’s still very likely better than all 3B options we have, even with one hip or whatever..

    I think Jeter comes back but I don’t think we see him until August. Tex… Tex will come back and get hurt again. And it won’t be hurt enough to put him on the DL for at least a week to a week and a half. And then after playing short he’ll run out there and do more damage and will hit the DL. …..I’m feeling very Miss Cleo right now.

  109. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Weird, through 4 innings both starting pitchers have exactly the same line (except for the balk and many more pitches for Nicasio).

  110. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    It looks like it’s starting to rain

  111. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Nelson looks determined..

  112. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    “How about malodorous?”

    Nah.

    I’m big on counting my blessings. I’ll take 2 out of first at the beginning of May.

  113. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    What if Jeter comes back, but is unable to play a decent SS ( no wise cracks JF)? What then?

  114. igotid88 May 8th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Phelps wants the 5th spot

  115. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Nelson 0-the yankees

  116. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I’m big on counting my blessings. I’ll take 2 out of first at the beginning of May.

    The offense can be bad (they are 17th in the majors in runs scored) and the team can win in spite of it.

  117. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    This Nelson is a regular Paul Zuvella, isn’t he?

  118. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I was having some kind of feverish delusions driving and listening to Sterling on the At-Bat.

    I imagined that I heard him say “The Bronx is Vernon!”

    Then he started to erupt in a series of Overbaygasms and I had to turn it off to snap back to reality.

  119. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    The offense looks like last nights if you take out the Wells home run.

  120. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    That’s something I said yesterday… If Ravel Santana a 20 year old has taken him 2 years to return to 100%… How long will it take to an almost 40 year old Jeter?… I wouldn’t rule out Jeter being out for the season guys

  121. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but positive things about Tex in the reports. So what makes people think he will get hurt again. They did say 70% chance he doesn’t need surgery.

    Have to have some positive outlook on this, since yanks aren’t making the playoffs if they don’t have Granderson, tex and at least youk in the lineup.

  122. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Mariano’s perfect save record so far is a big part of their ability to win close games. He is likely not to be perfect all season, but he has picked a dandy time to not blow any saves.

  123. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The pitching keeps us in the games but the offense makes it really hard. 7 days until we see how serious Cashman is about David Adams…

  124. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but positive things about Tex in the reports. So what makes people think he will get hurt again. They did say 70% chance he doesn’t need surgery.

    Because wrists are incredibly important to swinging a baseball bat and he tore his tendon sheath. When he swings lefty its going to put a lot of stress on it and it may be likely to retear. Everyone who had a similar injury to tex ended up with surgery.

  125. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    He probably should just stay as a right handed hitter permanently anyway, since he’s better on that side, but he won’t do that.

  126. blake May 8th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Phelps made a mistake to Helton….by he’s pitching pretty darn well

  127. igotid88 May 8th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Rangers tie the series 2-2

  128. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I wish Tex could be here to read all these cruel and unfair criticisms… so he could tell you to bring them to SportsYapper™.

  129. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Atta boy Phelps

  130. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Watching a game with no sound is weird… It takes a lot away from it… I even prefer to have to withstand Kay than this eery silence

  131. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    If Jeter comes back this year I really doubt that he will be able to play SS everyday. After the all star break the Yanks could have 3 DH’s. Hopefully Arod can play 3rd base but who knows.

  132. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    luis, if you would prefer Kay to silence then you’ll love this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aWKrqlO9YI

  133. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Fooled there

  134. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Need a big 2 outs hit

  135. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Almost as bad as Kay… But for some reason I have no audio on the game or on the youtube video

  136. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Did they score that Wells reached on an error? It was a single and an error allowed him to go to second.

  137. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Nevermind, gameday just messed up.

  138. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Come on Lyle!

  139. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Ugh

  140. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Audio rationing has come to Venezuela.

  141. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Overbay just bad vs lhp.

  142. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Overbay against lefties is beyond over matched.

  143. mick May 8th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Outman is a great name for a pitcher.

  144. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “The offense can be bad (they are 17th in the majors in runs scored) and the team can win in spite of it.”

    Kind of like the year the Giants won the WS.

    I guess it’s also how you define bad. Of the 16 teams ahead of the Yanks in runs scored, 4 are playing under 500 ball and 9 have a worse record than the Yanks. So I’m not too worried. Lots of things go into these stats, as we all know, including teams played, how they are playing when you play them, etc. You just can’t spit out cold numbers and try to have them be extremely meaningful. Check it out at the end of the season. Lots of ball to be played.

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

    I’ve had a wicked stomach virus since Monday afternoon that kept me up the last two nights. I hadn’t eaten a thing since last night but figured I felt better so I’d try it out. Big mistake :( Wicked stomach virus 3 – me 0. :(

    GO YANKS!!!

    Check you out tomorrow.

    :(

    Later y’all.

  145. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Keep him in the ball park Phelps

  146. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    “The pitching keeps us in the games but the offense makes it really hard.”

    Tough to have players go down isn’t it? This offense is one that has continually come back in games.

    Again, I count my blessings – my stomach not being one of them right now.

    Later.

  147. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Beautiful pitching to Gonzalez

  148. igotid88 May 8th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Does Mo have a save against the Rockies? It seems we either lose against them or win by a lot.

  149. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Very nice pitching by Phelps against Cargo.

  150. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Yankees pitching has been awesome so far this series. Coors is a nightmare and the rockies are one of the best offensive teams in the league.

  151. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Have to think the rain has really helped. Turned coors into its own humidor.

  152. Bo knows May 8th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I do like Ovy at 1B, very smooth. Gardner is just fast.

    And then Phelps puts on a clinic.

  153. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Offense please wake up

  154. blake May 8th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Phelps > Nova

  155. Triple Short of a Cycle May 8th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    2 runs in 2 games in Colorado is pathetic

  156. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I would say is bandwyth rationing rather than sound Nick

  157. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    It doesn’t seem like the offense will be scoring another run tonight. If the Yanks give up another run this one is most likely over.

  158. njsketch May 8th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    can’t watch this team hit…i just keep refreshing game day

  159. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Nelson looks a little like Andruw without the smile.

  160. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    wallace matthews ?@ESPNNYYankees

    Garnder and Wells tonight: 3-for-5, HR, walk. Rest of Yankees: 0-for-18

  161. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    “2 runs in 2 games in Colorado is pathetic”

    Very true, but this current lineup will have problems scoring in any ballpark.

  162. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Ha!! an aided triple!!! ;)

  163. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Nice too bad Franscico is the pinch hitter.

  164. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Lets steal a run here

  165. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    A WP would be very nice, a passed ball too

  166. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Walt Weiss may want to speak to that kid about hustling a little more

  167. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Angel hernandez is the worst ump in baseball

  168. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Francisco not exactly fleet of foot either.

  169. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I guess hitting the ball hard is a positive

  170. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Phelpsy has quite the mouth on him… Uncensored sports please!!!

  171. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 10:42 pm
    Angel hernandez is the worst ump in baseball

    For quite a while now.

  172. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Nope West is… Hernandez is bad, but the latter wants to be the center of the game

  173. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Angel hernandez is the worst ump in baseball

    ——————

    If you took one of the trolls from this blog and turned them into a person, that person would be Angel Hernandez.

  174. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    That must a sad, lonely place to be, depending on Ben Francisco to get you a win.

  175. austinmac May 8th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Feel better, Trisha.

  176. agreene May 8th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Pinching hitting with Francisco? You would have been better off leaving Phelps in, at least then he could have pitched the 7th…Francisco is a waste of a roster spot

  177. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    “Nice too bad Franscico is the pinch hitter.”

    Would rather have seen Romine take a hack. Would have kept Phelpsie in the game as well.

  178. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I mean West wants to be the center of the game

  179. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Joe West and Angel Hernandez are like the Ali-Frazier of bad umpiring.

  180. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Phelps gave us a good start tonight.

  181. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Phelps gave us a good start tonight.

    Without his fastball velocity too. Was sitting more 88-89 than 90-91.

  182. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Nasty

  183. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Wow good job kid!

  184. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Definitely would use Claiborne for another inning.

  185. blake May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I like this kid

  186. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Preston Claiborne will NOT be buying you drinks on the veranda! :mad:

  187. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Sound!!!

  188. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I thought his velo seemed down but I thought maybe I was only noticing it when it flashed a on the low side.

    He’s really a very smart pitcher. The Rockies have a good offense..

    We gotta jump on their pen.. we can get this W.

  189. BD (Boston Dave) May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Claiborne > Eppley

    so far so good

  190. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Me too Blake

  191. Bo knows May 8th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Isn’t he something. Woah!

  192. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Claiborne looks like he can really help. If he can pitch like this the team can really use the pick me up. Now the offense needs to show a pulse.

  193. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Presty with a real nice inning there..

  194. blake May 8th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I like relievers that come in in attack mode and go after guys throwing strikes…..Claibourne looks like the real deal

  195. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Just went through 3 good hitters, looks pretty decent.

  196. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Me > Eppley :)

  197. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Who is in our pen right now…?

    (Don’t tell me Logan.)

  198. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) May 8th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    Claiborne > Eppley

    so far so good

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

    Claiborne> Eppley, Kelly and Logan

  199. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Lets put up a crooked number and end this game.

  200. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Girardi might see this as a moment to build confidence. Get him out after a clean inning… Robertson then Mo.

  201. Hassey May 8th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Baltimore really making a hard move to the inside rail

  202. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Oh.. and runs.

    We need runs for that to work.

  203. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    “Claibourne looks like the real deal”

    The Claibourne Identity?

  204. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I am surprised that Girardi isn’t going to try and get another inning out of Claiborne. If the Yanks don’t score Mo doesn’t pitch the 9th. They aren’t left with much in the bullpen.

  205. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Is Robertson available?

  206. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Austin Romine has a hole in his swing. He can’t hit strikes.

  207. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    That was the pitch

  208. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I also don’t like that thing Cano does where his body language is showing that he’s taking allllll the way.

  209. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Without the lead, should send Claibourne back out. Is Nuno out there?

  210. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Cano is in hack at anything mode

  211. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Does every team we face lately have good left handed relievers? Come on throw some right handers already.

  212. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Cano’s helmet is covered with pine tar, very Red Soxish..

  213. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Cano chasing the sliders…

  214. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    The only way we score will be if 4 of our guys get HBP…..

  215. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Cano realizes no one else can save this offense but him

  216. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    Cano’s helmet is covered with pine tar, very Red Soxish..

    He is in full mini Poppi mode

  217. Hassey May 8th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t care how long this goes on for, they’re not gonna get me to say that I miss swish Martin and grandy

  218. luis May 8th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    There were a couple of hanging pitches that could have been hit out

  219. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Woulda left Claiborne in.

  220. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    The same way you felt early in the year that this game would be won, you kind of feel things are just not going to turn out well now.

  221. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Why not let PC go another inning?

  222. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Robertson hasn’t pitched in a week. His command is probably going to be all over the place.

  223. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Not sure how the sentencing will work out but Twitter has apparently given @jodiannarias the death penalty. :D

  224. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Your out of your mind if you don’t miss those guys in the lineup with how bad it is now.

  225. UnKnown May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Nice to see Joe trusting Preston in the 7th inning. He has pitched really well since coming up to the show.

    Next run wins this thing. I hope we get it tonight. They got the late (and only) runs last night. Big game to try and win here.

  226. Bo knows May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    That’s why Cano rolled over four times last night and struck himself out this last time.

  227. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    DRob: We need you!!!!!That first pitch was scary…

  228. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Woulda left Claiborne in.

    —————–

    I bet Joe thinks he can win it with a big hairy monster off the bench…

    With the way things have been going, I could definitely see the case for keeping Claiborne in. I wonder if he’ll pitch Mo for 2 innings if he has to here…

  229. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Taking out Claiborne after only 1 inning is a big mistake. Robertson might get the job done but after him they don’t have anything left. Girardi never thinks about an inning or 2 from now he just goes through as many relievers as he can.

  230. Hassey May 8th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Jl85- never

    You’re out of your mind if you think I’m out of my mind

  231. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    D rob don’t look right

  232. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Bobertson seems off

  233. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Did anyone on the Yankees coaching staff actually watch DRob throw a bullpen before sending him out there?

  234. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Robertson’s mechanics dont look good, i assume he is compensating.

  235. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    “Eric Young a great player”????????

  236. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Robertson is all over the place

  237. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Did Mo pitch last night..? I fell asleep in the later innings. :(

  238. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Pretty darn nice pick and throw by Romine

  239. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Romine is pretty good back there.

  240. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Rob very lucky there

  241. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    You must be out of your mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gy-2UUA-c

  242. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The way Giradi burns through relievers make me think of a guy stranded on a deserted island who has only 6 candy bars with him, and no other food……and immediately eats all 6 candy bars at once…

  243. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Hope Robertson is ok. He really didn’t look good.

  244. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Ok, so who pitches the ninth if we do not score?

  245. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    He’s receiving the ball really well.. Let this be the beginning of them trusting him more.

  246. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    What kind of candy bars?

  247. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Rominsky was impressive.

  248. Bo knows May 8th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Lettuce give praise to the man behind the plate. Romaine!

  249. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Reggie bars! I was at that game as a kid, when the fans threw them on the field….unreal!

  250. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    They really don’t have much left in the bullpen. I guess Nuno or Warren are next. Hopefully not Logan.

  251. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Hey Nick, will the Warriors break the losing streak in San Antonio. Looks good so far..

  252. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Let’s see if a pinch post gets the work done

    What did I miss the last week?

  253. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Does Overbay know how to bunt?

  254. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    “I’m Vernon, I’m Vernon, I’m Vernon for you!” should be the call.

  255. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Toronto or Carre… Your choice

  256. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Come on, Luis! Romine didn’t hit. The job is his now

  257. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Total luck out, but o…k…

  258. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you for dropping the ball

  259. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Safe1!!

  260. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:13 pm
    Come on, Luis! Romine didn’t hit. The job is his now

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

    Hopefullly!!

  261. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I wouldn’t bunt with Nix and Nelson coming up

  262. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I smell blood… We are scoring

  263. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Small ball, Ichi……

  264. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    (paraphrasing, but close)

    John: They can’t blame Romine for anything tonight.

    Suzyn: They shouldn’t have blamed him for anything the last time.

  265. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Baseball 101…

  266. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Good bunt Ichi san

  267. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Stupid bunt. Ichiro has to swing the bat there. Now you have Nix coming up?!?

  268. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Bunting Ichrio so nix can hit? Don’t know if I like that.

  269. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Nice bunt….hope the bunting works

  270. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    There is where Hafner should hit… :mad:

    Come on Nix

  271. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Nice bunt….hope the bunting works…..not a fan of bunting Ichiro to get to Nix

  272. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    DocTodd, that’s incredible, because I was also at that game as a little kid as was another famous and talented LoHudder, so that makes at least three of us.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....hotostream

    jackamir, I’m saying yes, the Warriors are beating the streak tonight. Or the Spurs have ‘em right where they want ‘em.

  273. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Man in third, anything can happen. Liked the bunt

  274. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Why isn’t Hafner hitting ?

  275. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Squeeze–2-0

  276. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I don’t mean for Nix….I mean at all

  277. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Can’t pinch hit Hafner for Nix or Nelson if Nunez can’t play the field

  278. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Is Girardi going to play NL style here?

  279. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I wonder how long it has been between IBB for Nix.

  280. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Romine at 3B?

  281. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    There he is

  282. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Ouch..who plays 3rd? Come on Hafner!!!!

  283. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    The plan is for a grand slam and then no third baseman.

  284. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Pat M will play 3rd

  285. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Who is going to play 3B?

  286. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Who’s going to play 3B?

  287. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Come on Nelson!

    “We can be heroes just for one day”

  288. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Overbay to 3B, Hafner 1B? :shock:

  289. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t know is on third now! :)

  290. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Hafner might be rusty

  291. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Hit a grand slam Hafner

  292. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Not sure who plays 3B now tho

  293. jlyanks85 May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Doubt yanks get this chance again in this game, so please take advantage and score.

  294. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    ALex’s bad hip will play 3B

  295. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I guess Stewart plays 3rd

  296. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Can Mo play 3rd?

  297. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    ALex’s bad hip will play 3B”

    Sounds like a Twitter account.

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Stewie will play 3rd. Feeling better. Good sign I hope for the Yanks.

    :)

  299. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Please hit a fly ball Hafner

  300. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    F*CK!!

  301. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Short of a DP…

  302. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Abbot and Costello-I Don’t Know is on third

  303. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Fffffffffffffffff

  304. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Damn..This is hard to watch.

  305. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Arg

  306. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    well that really hurts!

  307. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I vote Ichiro for 3B

  308. UpState May 8th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    Reggie bars! I was at that game as a kid, when the fans threw them on the field….unreal!
    ===================================

    Opening Day 1978.

    What a great time to be a Yankee fan !

    Had upper deck seats on the rail….

  309. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Come on Boeschy!!!

  310. cofuzz May 8th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Hafner fail. Ouch. This defensive arrangement should be interesting too.
    C’mon Brenny.

  311. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Boesch is awful

  312. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    YAY!

  313. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    YAHOO!!!!

  314. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Eh I’ll take it.

  315. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Awfully good!

  316. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Incredible

  317. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    What the hell was that nix?!?!?

  318. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Boesch!

    What was Nix thinking?

  319. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Yes!!! But where in the world is Nix going????!?!

  320. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Boeshy! What hustle

  321. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Boesch!

  322. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    What the Heck!!!

    Ok well take it

  323. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Nix gets IBB’d and still finds a way to make an out. :neutral:

  324. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    That is as weird a play as I have seen… Nix bad baserunning blunder there

  325. joecembrale May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    That was easy.

  326. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    “Boesch is awful”

    Awful good!

    The faith of a mustard seed can move mountains!

    LET’S GO MO!!!

    And a win is a win is a win. One run or 10 runs, it’s a win.

  327. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    No one available has any experience at 3B, except Chris Stewart who has an appearance in 1 game in the minors.

  328. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    wow he was out by a hair

  329. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Boesch was out but at least it isnt the debacle in cleveland earlier

  330. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    “Nix gets IBB’d and still finds a way to make an out.”

    Caught looking.

    Boesch to rf –Ichiro to 3b

  331. cofuzz May 8th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Romine was one stupid Nixy move away from having his True Yankee moment.

  332. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Nice way to show Romine some confidence….

  333. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    That’s not even small ball. Must be micro ball. But I’ll take it

    With Mo we don’t usually need a 3B

  334. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I am seriously loving this! I love the adventure of it all!!!

  335. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Wells at 3B? lol

  336. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Why is Stewart catching?

  337. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    If the 3B did not double clutch it wouldnt be close.

  338. jackamir May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Nobody would guess Wells for 3rd..

  339. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    If the ball is hit to 3rd the Yanks are screwed

  340. UnKnown May 8th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    YES!!

    Awesome call by Blue at 1st. Helton always tries to sell that call by pulling his foot early, didn’t work.

    Great hustle by Boesch. Girardi pulling out all the stops tonight. Really managing his tail off.

    Lock this one down GOAT. Huge win with 3 more outs. Just HUGE!!

  341. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Incredible that the yanks are playing this short handed

  342. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    “Nice way to show Romine some confidence….”

    He’ll get over it.

    :roll:

  343. cofuzz May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Wells to 3rd?
    Weird.

  344. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    this will be an exciting finish

  345. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Girardi is a weird dude.

  346. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Incredible that the yanks are playing this short handed

    We have 500 OFers and a player that cant play any position at all.

    Why is Romine being removed here?

  347. Shame Spencer May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    …Now I really want a Reggie bar..

    http://deadspin.com/5984300/wh.....day-a-test

  348. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    One down

  349. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    “Why is Stewart catching?”

    same reason Romine was batting 9th

  350. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Wellsy at third

  351. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Because G doesn’t trust him?

  352. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Why is Musty not up here is the real question.

  353. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Although it seems like hes in the game still? So what way was he not shown confidence just now?

  354. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Is catching Mo that hard that Romine can’t do it? Girardi is really treating him like a piece of crap. When the players from AA are ready for the majors I hope Girardi isn’t here anymore.

  355. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    surprised they don’t try bunting down third

  356. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Oh I guess he was removed? Nothing is updating to say he was removed. Its crappy if he was removed.

    Also nice play by Wells, funny.

  357. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Can of corn for Wells….LMAO

  358. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    vern!! :D

  359. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    We have 500 OFers and a player that cant play any position at all.

    Why is Romine being removed here?”

    No idea

  360. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    “Why is Stewart catching?”

    Because Girardi wants this game and doesn’t want to take any chances.

    HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

    Problem hitting it to Wells, huh?

    This is amazing!!!

  361. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Go Wells lol

  362. jacksquat May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Not bad. :)

  363. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Wells like a cat!

  364. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Wells does it all

  365. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Maybe Stewart has compromising pictures of Girardi?

  366. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    surprised they don’t try bunting down third

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

    LMAO! one more Mo

  367. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Vernon is this year’s Raul

  368. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Can Wells play 3rd base tomorrow so we can get Nelson or Nix out of the lineup?

  369. G. Love May 8th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Tex never would’ve went over to 3b in that situation.

    Wells just earned a place in my Yankee heart going to 3b and making that play regardless of what happens next.

  370. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    They forgot to ever introduce Romine to Mo.

  371. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    Maybe Stewart has compromising pictures of Girardi?

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

    No, the video Meatray used to blackmail him with

  372. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I’m sure Romine will have many chances to catch Mo.

    But if you all want to have great upset about it after the game is over and swear Girardi has no idea what he’s doing, yada yada yada, go to it!

    :)

  373. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    The Astros beat the Angels again…..lol

  374. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Love the Yankees chant. Too bad you don’t hear that at YS anymore.

  375. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    “Vernon is this year’s Raul”

    Nah, he’s hitting great on the road and poorly at home.

  376. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Know what I mean, Vern?

  377. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    That mascot behind home is annoying…

  378. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Vernon Wells is doing it all. In the field, on the bases, and at bat.

    We’re supremely lucky to have him. I know we all recognize it.

    :)

  379. Captain Clutch May 8th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Mo please get this guy out

  380. Rich in NJ May 8th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Weird win.

  381. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Yes!!!!!

  382. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    GREAT managing by Joe Girardi.

  383. 4 NYY May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Another Mo down !

  384. luis May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    YES!!!!

  385. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    What a win

  386. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Ballgame.

  387. Bronx Jeers May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Whew. That flair had me thinking about 2001

  388. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Way to go Mo

  389. DocTodd May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Man, are we shorthanded or what??

  390. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 8th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Very entertaining…a nail-biter too!!

    Best (and biggest) win of the year, so far.

  391. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    “GREAT managing by Joe Girardi.”

    Nope… But sometimes its better to be lucky.

  392. jmv May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Save a game at Coors: check

  393. Yankee Trader May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Player of the game-Vernon Wells

  394. Nick in SF May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Whew! We were one loss away from a Pace-O-Meter™ comeback, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

  395. blake May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    This is one of those standard “I have no idea how we won” games…..love it

  396. Locke May 8th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Great game for the Yankees and great games for Wells. So fun to watch.

  397. ac1 May 8th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Wells has been vital and yes he has impressed this yankee fan too

  398. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I’ll say it again. GREAT managing by Joe Girardi.

  399. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 8th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Bronx Jeers, me too!

  400. Jerkface May 8th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Its always fun when Trisha abandons her empathy to troll the rest of the comment section.

  401. Tar May 8th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Trish

    You can say it twenty times and you’re not going to convince me that anything Joe did tonight was Great.

  402. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    “Its always fun when Trisha abandons her empathy to troll the rest of the comment section.”

    Try that in English. It must mean you are very unhappy with something that happened in the game and I had the audacity to say it was a good move? Hmmm?

  403. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    “Trish

    You can say it twenty times and you’re not going to convince me that anything Joe did tonight was Great.”

    And apparently vice versa.

    But I would love to hear tonight’s upset. Which things exactly are sticking in your craw?

  404. tbone1570 May 8th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Trisha,

    Please explain to me the logic of pulling Romine out of the game in the bottom of the 9th.

  405. Niblick May 8th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Great managing? Not at all, but the Yanks were fortunate to win despite the Binder. Sometimes even Joe G can’t screw things up.

  406. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 8th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    “tbone1570 May 8th, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    Trisha,

    Please explain to me the logic of pulling Romine out of the game in the bottom of the 9th.”

    tbone, just explained it on the next thread.

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