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Yankees pitching staff finishes off another series win

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Rain tested the depth of the Yankees pitching staff and cut short a terrific start by their ace, but the Yankees still finished their series in Colorado with a 3-1 win today at Coors Field. The Yankees won two of three against the Rockies, despite scoring just six runs. Before the tarp rolled onto the field, it was CC Sabathia who was rolling. He’d retired 11 in a row — beginning with a first-inning sacrifice fly that brought in the Rockies only run — and had thrown just 51 pitches before an hour and 59 minute delay that was too long for him to continue. It was the combination of Adam Warren, Boone Logan, Preston Claiborne, Dave Robertson and Mariano Rivera who kept Colorado off the board the rest of the way. Vernon Wells had an RBI single, Chris Stewart had a sacrifice fly and Robinson Cano hit his ninth home run of the season to provide enough offense.

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195 Responses to “Yankees pitching staff finishes off another series win”

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

    WELL done!

    Taking this series is big after the letdown against Oakland. The pitching, once again, came up huge.

  2. Jerkface May 9th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    This has to be the lowest scoring series they will have all year at Coors. I really wonder if the constant rain had anything to do with it. (I also did not check previous series so maybe its already not the lowest!)

  3. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Just a fantastic series win in that park especially as short handed as they are…..the pitching staff top to bottom was just incredible

  4. Doreen May 9th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Great series win. I did not expect it.

  5. ObviousMan May 9th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    lol@ the malcontent doom and gloom Yankee fans who said the team would collapse this year with the terrible GM, manager, and injuries. 20-13, thanks to in part, YES, great low-cost pickups by Brian Cashman and great managing by Joe Girardi. None of you predicted 20-13. For the sake of you malcontents, the Yankees had better fall to .500 before the regulars return, or it’s going to be a long season for you and your “Realistic!” predictions on these message boards. LOL

  6. Carly May 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Alright Yanks ! Congrats to Adam Warren on his first mlb W. Onward to KC!!

  7. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Good pitching the whole series… Shutting down an offense like the Rockies ( Tulo or not Tulo and raining ) is quite a feat… C is pitching very well in spite of his reduced velocity… Warren impressed me today, not his FB but his OS offerings were very good.

    Claiborne in spite of his control issues today has tremendous stuff…Drob did his Houdini thing and Mo was… Mo

    The offense is scoring enough to win… Things will get better on that department as soon as we get the DH back in Kansas… Also, when the injured players return ( Youk, Nunez )

    Still dread tex’s and Granderson’s return

  8. DominicanYank May 9th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I was at the game. There were more Yankee fans than Rockies fans.

  9. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The Yanks pitching is really deep….other teams have better starters at the front …but 1-8 or so the yanks have depth and they have bullpen depth too that’s really helping them right now.

    Kudos to Warren and the rest of the pen.

  10. MG May 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    if the Sox and O’s both lose tonight the Yankees take over 1st place by percentage points…

  11. Mike Ri May 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Nice job boys !!!…..Gotta give props to Giradi as well…

  12. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Pace O Meter = 98 wins

    YEAH Pace O Meter

  13. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Awesome game.

    Don’t look now, but Rivera is on pace to break the saves record this year. How sweet would that be?

  14. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    “Still dread tex’s and Granderson’s return”

    They need Tex pretty bad vs LHP and I think Granderson will help also vs RHP……

    The are winning games but for the most part to been because of the pitching a lot of nights…..I just hope Girardi can find the right mix to keep the ball that’s rolling rolling while at the same time using the guys coming back to help fix deficiencies

  15. SoS May 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    What is up fellas. Not sure what went on here today but I saw catchers names and thoight I would chime in. Best catcher on yanks is the guy a few yeats back that sported a pornstache. Cant top that.Can someone tell frsnsisco that he’s not golfing. His avg is almost good enough to give tiger a run for his money. Flush the toilet already joe!

  16. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I don’t think there’s a question any longer of whether this crew can keep the team afloat until Jeter, Granderson and others return.

    Youk and Granderson are back next week?

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

    blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    The Yanks pitching is really deep….other teams have better starters at the front …but 1-8 or so the yanks have depth and they have bullpen depth too that’s really helping them right now.

    Kudos to Warren and the rest of the pen.

    ——————–

    So true.. all of these guys are pitching out of their minds. I never worry about the pen because Girardi has been great at putting good ones together with less talent than he has to work with right now.

    ..I wonder what they do with Wang.

  18. hardwired7 May 9th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    20 times so far this year fans from other teams have asked themselves, “How the hell did we lose to that lineup?!?”

    Love it.

  19. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I wish Mo would change his mind about retiring

  20. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Oh yeah Blake… is his LH swing that I dread… Most pitchers are RH

    Also, Wells at bats were a thing of beauty today… I wonder what’s going to happen when Granderson is back… a rotating OF?

  21. RadioKev May 9th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    The Yanks have a better record than the Tigers so far, and have just as good a record as any team in the NL.

  22. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    SoS,

    You mean Munson?

  23. Bo knows May 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Add my voice to the crowd. Starting Pitching eight deep. Amazing.

  24. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:10 pm
    Oh yeah Blake… is his LH swing that I dread… Most pitchers are RH

    Also, Wells at bats were a thing of beauty today… I wonder what’s going to happen when Granderson is back… a rotating OF?

    ———

    I think they will all get rested but the majority of the AB will be taken away from Ichiro and Granderson.

  25. RadioKev May 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Sorry, besides the Cards.

  26. SoS May 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Hey luis. No. The guy we got from philly I believe. Big guy looked like he should have been a soprano hitman.

  27. MG May 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Wells has been their best outfielder this season, as long as he keeps playing like this with the willingness to go the other way he has earned the right to play every night (except for the occasional rest day).

  28. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    sal fasano

  29. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Pitching is carrying this team, but the Yankees just seem to out performing what they should be doing. This team really has a ton of drive.

    Batting
    ——————
    Runs: 17th
    BA: 14th
    On base: 14th
    Slugging: 8th

    Pitching
    ——————
    ERA: 12th
    Quality Starts: 11th
    Whip: 17th
    BA: 27th

    Record: 20-13

  30. ObviousMan May 9th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    So jerkface, Luis, when is this team going to coallpase and everyone get fired? I’m waiting….:)

  31. Chambliss May 9th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I am very impressed by how this team has fought so far. I did not think that the pitching would be this good.

    Mo continues to amaze. I could have picked him for my fantasy team but went with Rodney instead. What a mistake.

  32. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Pitching is carrying this team, but the Yankees just seem to out performing what they should be doing.
    ================
    situational winning.

  33. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Listen OM,

    I predicted 89 wins, good for a WC berth… Could you please troll somebody else?

  34. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    7 of 11 series.

  35. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Soon teams will have to face a much different offense backing up our pitching. Within the next week or so they could see:

    Cano, Wells, Hafner, Youkilis, Granderson.

    Overbay, Gardner and Ichiro are not automatic outs either.

  36. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    overbay cannot be cut for tex.

  37. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    Pitching is carrying this team, but the Yankees just seem to out performing what they should be doing. This team really has a ton of drive.

    Batting
    ——————
    Runs: 17th
    BA: 14th
    On base: 14th
    Slugging: 8th

    Pitching
    ——————
    ERA: 12th
    Quality Starts: 11th
    Whip: 17th
    BA: 27th

    Record: 20-13

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

    Curious… Those are middle of the pack numbers ( not really, top third )… Maybe timely hitting?

  38. hardwired7 May 9th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    For shame, Chambliss, for shame.

  39. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Then we get back Tex, Jeter and Cervelli. We will still have great pitching, then Pineda returns. We will be stacked on offense too. This team is going to win the division.

  40. SoS May 9th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks mick. Fasano is theron jeremy I was thinking of. He was so good I forgot his name. You have to admit, makes jobas stache look minor leaguish. Gotta go. Good to see all of you. Once you put pinstripes on its like putting supermans cape on. The bat becomes a he man sword. By the powers of greyskull! Late my thundercats.

  41. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Locke,

    Also, it seems that the pitching has been better than 12th and BA 27th!… Is there a correction on the books?

  42. ObviousMan May 9th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    believe it or not, a home run is, statistically, a MUCH MORE EFFICIENT WAY of winning a game than a walk, a sac bunt, a stolen base, and a sac fly, despite what the geniuses here say. So yeah, “all” Tex and Grandy do are hit home runs. Cut them!

  43. RadioKev May 9th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Rivera is a living legend. I wonder at what age he would just be an “average” reliever? 50?

  44. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Curious… Those are middle of the pack numbers ( not really, top third )… Maybe timely hitting?

    ——-

    It surprised me too. I think they’ve been good at holding leads when they get them. There have been a ton of close games so maybe it’s kinda like the O’s last year? The stats didn’t seem to indicate that they should be winning all those games, but they kept scraping out wins.

  45. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Has any key hitter in the early goings gone on a long slump yet? I don’t think so. These guys are more consistent so that will translate into wins but not high run totals like we were getting when a high number of runs were concentrated into a few number of games. These guys 1-9 show up every game. It’s never an explosion but it’s a nice steady pressure. We’re pretty much in every game so far, with great pitching, great bullpen and steady, not glamorous, hitting.

  46. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    mick says:
    May 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    overbay cannot be cut for tex.

    I think the problem is though that can they afford to tie up a roster spot for him and Tex…..realistically if and when Tex comes back they aren’t going to platoon him….he’s gonna play every day…..and if Hafner is still healthy there probably just won’t be a role for Overbay and they’ll need that roster spot for guys that can back up other spots……that’s down the road a ways though as I don’t think Tex is anywhere near returning

  47. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    Locke,

    Also, it seems that the pitching has been better than 12th and BA 27th!… Is there a correction on the books?

    —–

    I pulled these from ESPN. http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/_/.....rk-yankees

    It has BAA as .265 for 27th best.
    ERA at 3.76 for 12th.

    It feels high to me too. Maybe because they have been pitching better as of late.

  48. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    RadioKev says:
    May 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm
    Rivera is a living legend. I wonder at what age he would just be an “average” reliever? 50?

    Honestly….he’d probably still be better than average. If he wanted to and wanted to keep preparing I think he could stay effective for years still…..his body hasn’t aged normally…..

  49. jacksquat May 9th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Yankees OPS+ is middle of the pack, ERA+ is top third. They are winning close games and outperforming their xWL, but I’ll take it. More offense is on the way, hopefully. Could be a beast lineup in the second half.

  50. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    a bad thing about the Mo victory tour is that it makes it harder for him to come back…like andy.

  51. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    We need tex back as soon as he can produce. These are our splits v. RHP and LHP. Guess which is which. . .

    BA OBP SLG OPS
    .215 .285 .341 .626
    .278 .345 .468 .814

  52. Jerkface May 9th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Has any key hitter in the early goings gone on a long slump yet?

    They’ve only played for about a month, but Wells had a 2 week stretch where he hit .200 with a .550 OPS. Ichiro hit the same for 2 weeks. Hafner is currently in a week long .133 .278 .133 .411 slump. But its tough because he just lost 3 games worth of consistent playing time. Youk hit .097 .176 .097 .273 in his final 8 games.

    Is a quarter to half the season a ‘long slump’ this early? Probably not.

    We get the DH back tomorrow so I hope Hafner can get back in his groove.

  53. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Top one against LHP, bottom one RHP

  54. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    The orioles had a great record in close games last year in part because their bullpen was so deep….they had some luck on their side but their pen was a big part of it. The yanks have the guys to make a pen that deep too…..you consider Mo, Robertson, Joba, Claboirne, Montgomery etc …..

    If they aren’t gonna score a lot then having a super deep pen is one way to help ensure that they win the games that they hit enough to win…..they only scored 3 runs today…..but their pen locked it down and made that enough

  55. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Maybe Rivera eats a fish and veggie based diet which just happens to be Paleo-friendly. He doesn’t look like one for breads and pastas and other cheap empty calories. He looks lean and mean.

  56. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Mo should just say….I thought my tank was almost empty but I was mistaken….I want to pitch 4ever!

  57. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    i believe they are going with 14 players and 11 pitchers right now.

    if tex comes back and they keep overbay you could have a bench of him, nix & nunez
    4 OF,4 IF, 2 C, Hafner

  58. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Top one against LHP, bottom one RHP

    —–

    Exactly, our lineup against LHP has been unreal. Against RHP not so much.

  59. RadioKev May 9th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Hopefully we can look back and fondly remember Overbay’s tenure. And hopefully we can trade him for something useful.

  60. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    The orioles had a great record in close games last year in part because their bullpen was so deep….they had some luck on their side but their pen was a big part of it. The yanks have the guys to make a pen that deep too…..you consider Mo, Robertson, Joba, Claboirne, Montgomery etc …..

    If they aren’t gonna score a lot then having a super deep pen is one way to help ensure that they win the games that they hit enough to win…..they only scored 3 runs today…..but their pen locked it down and made that enough

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

    Here is the thing Blake…. If we are 27th in BAA, how can we keep on winning if we don’t start to score more runs?… I find that stat mind boggling, because according to it, we shouldn’t be winning a lot of games, yet we are 20-13… My perception is that our pitching is better than that, where is the error?

  61. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    the overage could come in the pen when joba and nova return.
    claiborne and warren will be hard to send back

  62. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I knew I smelled a series win.

    We simply outpitched ‘em.

    Which isn’t particularly hard when you only have to face Nicasio and Francis.

    They’re lucky DeLaRosa threw a gem or it would have been a broom job.

    :)

  63. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Forget it… it must be Nova’s starts and Hughes early starts that weren’t that good… they may be skewing the numbers

  64. CountryClub May 9th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    They may not cut Overbay as soon as Teix comes back because they wont want to risk losing him if Teix has a setback. But after a couple of weeks or so they’ll probably have to let him go.

  65. comnsnse May 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Obvious Man, You are suggesting that from day one and with the known injuries then and now, you have been steadfast in your belief that this roster has what it takes whether they get the injured back or not to reach the playoffs?

    Or is it the case of simply being contrary to reality for the sake of doing so?

    If the former you should play the lottery more frequently, if the latter, be less obvious.

  66. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Here is the thing Blake…. If we are 27th in BAA, how can we keep on winning if we don’t start to score more runs?… I find that stat mind boggling, because according to it, we shouldn’t be winning a lot of games, yet we are 20-13… My perception is that our pitching is better than that, where is the error?

    —–

    Luis: I looked to see if we’re giving up lots of singles, but stingy on the other hits, but it looks like the OBP, SLG, and OPS are higher then I’d expect too. . .

    IP W L W% Sv SvO BB SO ERA BAA OBP SLG OPS
    287.0 19 13 .594 13 15 80 259 3.76 .265 .321 .415 .736

  67. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Mick,

    At this point, I think Claiborne stays, kelly is out, Nuno goes down and as hard as it may be for me, Nova stays down too

  68. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    the overage could come in the pen when joba and nova return.
    claiborne and warren will be hard to send back

    ——-

    See ya Boonie

  69. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    How close is Rapada ?

    Guy is death on lefties.

  70. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    At this point, I think Claiborne stays, kelly is out, Nuno goes down and as hard as it may be for me, Nova stays down too
    =====================
    luis-
    i forgot kelley. agree on your scenario. phelps needs to pitch, nova to rehab.
    nuno is already rotting in the pen and nova might get his start in Monday twin bill.

  71. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    “Here is the thing Blake…. If we are 27th in BAA, how can we keep on winning if we don’t start to score more runs”

    I do think they will have to score more eventually to keep winning at or near this pace…..but my only point was strengthening the pen as much as possible is one way to mitigate it and help ensure they win the games they score enough to win

  72. willkamm May 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Here is the thing Blake…. If we are 27th in BAA, how can we keep on winning if we don’t start to score more runs?… I find that stat mind boggling, because according to it, we shouldn’t be winning a lot of games, yet we are 20-13… My perception is that our pitching is better than that, where is the error?

    Someone mentioned the strong bullpen. The Yankees have a +9 run differential so at 20-13 they are definitely overachieving. The same poster also mentioned Baltimore in early 2012 keeping it together with a strong pen.
    I recall that they had a negative differential for some time.
    Either way it certainly is better to score more runs.

  73. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    rapada is also in the mix. there will be injuries. i think girardi depends on that. who knew we were this deep.

  74. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    That’s actually a Kevin towers thing…..he always builds his bullpens to try and ensure they win the games they are ahead in….because he knows they aren’t gonna score a ton of runs and they have to win the games where they do score

  75. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I said at the beginning of the season that the BP would be one of the least of my concerns.

    When you see how much depth we have I think you can understand why I thought that.

    Almost like reaching into a closet for another shirt.

    ;)

  76. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Locke,

    As much as I would like Booney to be somewhere else ( since he is not that good of a LOOGY )… he stays because he is only “LOOGY”

  77. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Kudos to the Yankees for having Granderson play RF tonight.

  78. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    “They may not cut Overbay as soon as Teix comes back because they wont want to risk losing him if Teix has a setback. But after a couple of weeks or so they’ll probably have to let him go.”

    If he keeps hitting it’s possible they could trade him and get something…..probably wouldn’t be much by might be better than releasing him. Tex has to get back first though before it even matters and I’m not sold on that

  79. willkamm May 9th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    How close is Rapada ?

    Guy is death on lefties

    I like him over Boone Logan. He had no trouble striking out Bryce Harper in DC last season.

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

    #our only LOOGY# sorry

  81. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    And we still have a silk one hanging in there.

    As yet untouched.

    ;)

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

    Obvious Man, Jesus Bustero are there any other handles we are missing Brett?

  83. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Rapada is a superb LOOGY.

  84. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    and we were rolling in baseball talk…

  85. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    At this point, I think Claiborne stays, kelly is out, Nuno goes down and as hard as it may be for me, Nova stays down too
    =====================
    luis-
    i forgot kelley. agree on your scenario. phelps needs to pitch, nova to rehab.
    nuno is already rotting in the pen and nova might get his start in Monday twin bill.

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

    The way Nova pitched in his rehab, I think they may give the shot to Nuno… In any case, at least Phelps finally has his well earned spot

  86. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    “Either way it certainly is better to score more runs.”

    Well yea…..

  87. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Rapada is a superb LOOGY.
    -
    And they don ‘t really have one right now.

  88. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    When you see a guy like Claiborne and/or others waiting in the wings does it not make it crystal clear we can easily part with certain other guys ?

    That we have guys who could/should be moved for other items of value ?

    Deal from strength to weakness.

    Maybe that happens at some point later on.

  89. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    Rapada is a superb LOOGY.
    -
    And they don ‘t really have one right now.

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

    Yes. but even if Rapada was healthy, i don’t see them cutting Logan for him

  90. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Deal from strength to weakness.
    -

    Abd Boone is an impending FA. If they can get value for him, they should.

  91. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I think they may give the shot to Nuno… In any case, at least Phelps finally has his well earned spot
    =======================
    nova should really go down and get some work.
    nuno deserves a start here on Monday then most likely goes down for rapada

    it looks like they might stay with only 11 pitchers for a while
    youk and grandy will be back soon and bfran and boesch should be gone

  92. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Remember luis, I am an optimist!!!!

  93. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Cabral has potential too.

    And Rondon.

  94. Don May 9th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    This year we have more come from behind wins (it seems, I haven’t checked that actual stats)

  95. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    As much as I would like Booney to be somewhere else ( since he is not that good of a LOOGY )… he stays because he is only “LOOGY”

    Luis: I agree that he can’t be dropped or traded (I was really just kidding). He’d be much more valuable if Joe used him strictly as a LOOGY. I don’t like when Logan ends up pitching to two HRB in an inning. He value is in his ability to get out lefties, not as a setup man.

  96. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Got to go guys… later, last two games have been very fun to watch… Yesterday a whacky win with solid efforts from our pitching and today a solid effort top to bottom

  97. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    May 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    Kudos to the Yankees for having Granderson play RF tonight.

    Yea I like that….he probably should sit against some lefties and play the corners vs RHP.

    Wells should play some against RHP too….hopefully Joe will use that binder of his and just try and figure out which 3 makes the most sense that day

  98. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Catch you later luis.

  99. luis May 9th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    Remember luis, I am an optimist!!!!

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

    Some may disagree!! :) Have a good one, be back later

  100. mick May 9th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    later luis

  101. blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Rapada is a better LOOGY than Boonie…..but can get out righties slightly better and that often leads to joe using him to face RH hitters way more than he should…..sometimes it works and he can steal outs without burning another reliever but other times it burns him and Logan effectively either loses the game or puts a close one out of reach

  102. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    This was the stat I was looking for:

    Against LHP: 11-9
    Against RHP: 9-4

    I wouldn’t have guessed that either.

  103. joecembrale May 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    A year ago the Yanks were 16-14. We have nothing to complain about.

  104. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Some may disagree!! Have a good one, be back later
    -

    Well sure, but as you said earlier, no one has a monopoly on the truth. ;)

    We’re fans, not cheerleaders.

  105. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    And further down in the system take a look at what Corey Black has been doing.

    ;)

  106. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    blake May 9th, 2013 at 8:58 pm
    Rapada is a better LOOGY than Boonie…..but can get out righties slightly better and that often leads to joe using him to face RH hitters way more than he should…..sometimes it works and he can steal outs without burning another reliever but other times it burns him and Logan effectively either loses the game or puts a close one out of reach

    ——-

    Exactly. I’m fine with using him against a RHB when we’re in a pinch, but sometimes I’m shocked that Joe leaves him in there.

  107. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Hasta lueugo Luis.

  108. Locke May 9th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    joecembrale May 9th, 2013 at 9:01 pm
    A year ago the Yanks were 16-14. We have nothing to complain about.

    ——-

    I was born a Yankees fan, what do I have to complain about?

    It could always be worse, I could have grown up in LA and be a Dodgers/Angels/Lakers fan.

  109. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    What a game by Scott Kazmir today.

  110. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Rich-

    I like the K/BB ratio. For sure.

    :)

  111. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Tar,

    I am not Obvious Man. Chad already explained Obvious Man or at least hinted at it. I explained the reasoning behind FireTheUmpire and this ridiculous costume I’m wearing.

    -Buster

  112. Doreen May 9th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    You can be Adan AND a cheerleader too. At least for the players on the field. :)

  113. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Looks like Girardi is auditioning Claiborne as the 7th inning guy.

    At least until Joba returns.

  114. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    joba could be gone a while and if claiborne keeps this up could put his job in jeopardy setting up a trade.

  115. Doreen May 9th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Ha ha! A FAN and a cheerleader.

  116. willkamm May 9th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    luis May 9th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Posada is a HOFer catcher…Top ten all time inthe position ( I think 8th to be exact )

    Yes he is a HOF catcher. Terrific hitter and likely one of the best hitting catchers of his era. His OPS plus is 121 to Pudge Rods 106.

    His defense was disparaged so much I just stopped listening to the detractors. I can think of three or four Yankee catchers in their history I’d want behind the plate just as much. Two of those are already enshrined in Cooperstown.

  117. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    warren looks like the long man. phelps might have finally stolen the 5th spot.

  118. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    These are all good problems to have.

  119. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Mick-

    I alluded to that possibility earlier.

  120. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    well like i said girardi relies on injuries for easy decisions these days

  121. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Doreen

    I think people should be whatever they want to be.

  122. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    That’s one way to do it.

    There sure have been enough of them.

    :(

  123. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    this is where the youth comes in.
    when you can reach down and get a claiborne, a phelps , a warren…and ease them in.
    not annoint them.

  124. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Athletes better like competition.

    ;)

  125. Doreen May 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Sure Rich, but being one does not preclude one from being the other.

  126. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    when you can reach down and get a claiborne, a phelps , a warren…and ease them in.
    not annoint them
    -
    Yup, it needs to be that way for position players as well, especially with all the age on the team.

  127. Rich in NJ May 9th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Doreen

    Nope, but my point was directed at those that want to tell others what to post. I never viewed you that way.

  128. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    MTU,

    I honestly feel the Yankees have the depth to make a giant splash at the trade deadline, like the size of a Marlin ;)

    There are several guys that could be traded and a carbon copy would step right in his place.

  129. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    KC is another young good-hitting team.

    If we want to continue winning we’ll have to continue to pitch well.

    I like tomorrow’s matchup. Especially the way Hughes has been throwing the ball lately.

    Davis has given us trouble in the past but I don’t know if he’s the same guy anymore.

    I wonder if we get to face “small game” James Shields.

    I’ll still trade KC Joba for Gordon straight up.

    :)

  130. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Buster-

    I think you know my philosophy on that sort of thing.

    ;)

  131. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    no one tries to do too much on this team.
    even cano hasn’t had to carry them.
    each night seamlessly they manage to effortlessly put up enough runs to win.
    helps that the pitching has lived up to expectations.
    wells, overbay, hafner, ichiro proving everybody wrong.

  132. MTU May 9th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Mick-

    They’re “Space Cowboys”. Big chip.

    ;)

  133. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    scrapping===>>>

  134. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Mick’s posts sometimes flow like a poem.

  135. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    better to be poetic than polemic.

  136. Jesus Bustero May 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    wax polemic?

  137. mick May 9th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    the waxing seems to have minimized.

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