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Yankees lose a game (and possibly two more players)

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte, Joe Girardi, Larry Rothschild

A Yankees comeback fell short tonight, but a 3-2 loss to the Mariners was not the biggest concern at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte left the game with a tight left trapezius muscle in his upper back, and Chris Stewart left with an apparent lower body injury. Pettitte missed a start last month because of back spasms, and he left tonight’s game in the fifth inning after apparently feeling something on a strikeout pitch to Kyle Seager. Stewart seemed to hurt himself running the bases in the seventh. With the Yankees down 3-1, Robinson Cano singled in a run, and Stewart went from second to third on the play, but he was clearly in some discomfort when he got to the bag. Austin Romine replaced him the next inning. The seventh-inning rally ended with runners left stranded at the corners, the tying run was left at second base in the eighth inning, and the Yankees left the tying run at third base in the ninth.

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83 Responses to “Yankees lose a game (and possibly two more players)”

  1. RadioKev May 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Bad loss. Hated Gardy not bunting with runners on first and second no out, and Nix hitting second. Should have won this game.

  2. Nick in SF May 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Lost Andy, lost Stewart, lost a game in which Hector Noesi started… other that than a good time was had by all, I’m sure.

    Maybe the Knicks and Rangers can make up for it.

  3. cofuzz May 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    It’s not a good series when you lose 12-2 to a terrible offense, then can only muster one unearned run against possibly the worst spot starter in MLB.

  4. Captain Clutch May 16th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Cano has to bat 2nd from now on. If Adams start hitting well then put him there. It’s obvious that Nix is one of Girardi’s boys but he has no business batting 2nd. He is batting .240….give me a break.

  5. jacksquat May 16th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    itsgonnabealongseason May 16th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    blah blah

    Your life must be really pathetic to consider this your entertainment.

  6. blake May 16th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I like Nix as a back up guy but they gotta get him out of the 2 hole

  7. itsgonnabealongseason May 16th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Cano won’t hit any better in the clutch than Nixy.

    He had every chance to come up with a big hit and help his team and he flopped.

  8. Tar May 16th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    “I like Nix as a back up guy but they gotta get him out of the 2 hole”

    Can someone explain the thinking behind that? I

    ‘m trying to give Joe the benefit of the doubt, but I got nothing.

  9. Captain Clutch May 16th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    That was a really bad at bat for Cano. They were basically pitching around him and he got himself out. Most of those pitches were off the plate. He gets himself in trouble by swinging at anything in sight.

  10. Shame Spencer May 16th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    This is what we get for making fun of Noesi this afternoon.

    We reversed jinx an opposing team’s player.

    In case it isn’t mentioned enough: We are terrible, terrible people.

  11. Shame Spencer May 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    reverse jinxed*

    Ugh.

  12. Shame Spencer May 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    MRI for Stewie.

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 16th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    “Your life must be really pathetic to consider this your entertainment.”

    jacksquat, his mother turned down his advances (doesn’t happen often) and his team got caught cheating and went into a 3-9 skid so he decided to take his aggression out here.

    And oh yeah – http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standin....._standings

  14. fantasygame101 May 16th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    nix was trying to be a hero instead of making sure that he makes contact. Pls tell me that hafner was not available bec. he should be hitting for nix there. Finally, it is time to see whether romine can do it in the bigs or not, if he does not then at least they can move on to murphy or others.

  15. Niblick May 16th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Terrible, terrible people for what’s beginning to look like a terrible, terrible team.

  16. Shame Spencer May 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Relevant:

    @BryanHoch 7m

    Girardi: Pettitte’s injury not serious. Seemed to affect his velocity which is why he was removed.

    Not relevant:

    @recordsANDradio 30m

    Bryce Harper got a haircut… #Nats pic.twitter.com/BIFkXKaXkb

    Relevant to blake:

    @DidUptonHomer

    No. Off day.

    :D

  17. fantasygame101 May 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    stewart is not used to playing everyday so his body gives up. too much used.

  18. Shame Spencer May 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Oh jebus.. I’ll join ya’ll tomorrow, I can’t with this nonsense.

  19. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    this could get ugly real fast with the upcoming schedule

    losing guys is bad enuf but if the supposedly major lague level guys that we do have can’t do their own jobs at the plate, we could have already started a late spring fade

    how ridiculous were some of those ABs? Where the F is Cano? Back under .300 where he belongs

  20. Niblick May 16th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t agree with much of what Trisha posts, but these personal attacks have to stop. That’s what’s killing the blog.

  21. mick May 16th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    If Nix is a ballplayer, why is he swinging 3-1, 1 out w/Cano on deck?
    Runner on 3rd, Cano drives in w/ a fly ball. Tie game.
    Girardi’s fault. Should have given the take sign.
    That’s low baseball IQ.

  22. raymagnetic May 16th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Their lead off hitter is also hitting .240

  23. Tar May 16th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Good night all.

  24. Doreen May 16th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Shame as soon as I saw Noesi was pitching I said uh-oh. Just didn’t feel comfortable. He’s not been very good, he’s not even starting for them, but I figured Ithe was gonna do okay tonight

  25. luis May 16th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Well…. back from picking up dog dumps…My two cents:

    1) The amount of injuries have been staggering and keep mounting on… Some of it is pure bad luck but most of it due to age… This is what happens when you have an old roster.

    2) The kids have in the end stepped out… Adams is showing a great deal of promise… He is a ball player… So have the young kids on the pitching department… Hopefully Romine will follow suit.

    3) The silverlining of this is that the kids are getting their chances to shine… Take advantage of them…

    4) Not bunting with two on and no outs was probably the tipping point of the game, but putting Nix on the 2 spot was moronic…

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 16th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Niblick, thanks. The loser is definitely a troll.

    Hopefully it’s posted it’s last post, at least under that screenname. Maybe it’ll come back as Ruby Friday…

  27. Niblick May 16th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    And just what was good about it?

  28. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I loved Gardner, but I have fallen OUT of love. How does Adams run? Let him lead off. Just put the friggin bat on the ball is all I ask, Gardy. You’re killing us with these Ks and backwards Ks

  29. RadioKev May 16th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Man was that a desperate throw by Montero…

    They should really just send him back down and see about building up his confidence again. It’s really not even fair to compare him to the time of the trade, he’s gotten worse.

  30. fantasygame101 May 16th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    gardner is playing himself to be a 4th of next yr. Was hoping he take advantage of this opportunities and run with it with high obp and stolen base.

  31. Niblick May 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I don’t know why those losers can’t get banned.

  32. jacksquat May 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Noesi looked better in this game than he has in the past. I think his new pitching motion helps him.

  33. luis May 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Good night Tar

  34. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Luis – do you sometimes hire an English professor to transcribe your posts, and other times just type them yourself?

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    “I don’t know why those losers can’t get banned.”

    Hopefully they can. The more people who bring it to Chad’s attention the better the chance. Chad doesn’t know about these things unless we tell him because he doesn’t get to read every post.

  36. luis May 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    jacksquat May 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    Noesi looked better in this game than he has in the past. I think his new pitching motion helps him.

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

    very good point… He is hiding the ball better and the CU is very good… The slider wasn’t that bad either, he made look Wells look silly in those at bats

  37. willsonjack May 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    What a pity.

  38. luis May 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 10:58 pm
    Luis – do you sometimes hire an English professor to transcribe your posts, and other times just type them yourself?

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

    When I have the spelling check I do better… But right now I don’t, so it shows I guess

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Niblick, it’s obvious that the loser is a d-bag from the past who has been banned under other screen names.

  40. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    just a 5hitty game on all fronts…what was the final damage with RISP?

  41. luis May 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Another reason is that it depends on how long i take to write a post

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 16th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Not to lose heart. The Yankees will find a way to get it done.

    Hopefully Pettitte will be okay for his next start. Even if Stewie’s MRI shows nothing, I would think he is day to day.

    GO YANKS!!!

    Night all – except mama’s boy.

  43. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    If this same exact team had Jeter all year, we’d be 5 games up

  44. luis May 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I am gonna call it a day… Good night

  45. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I’m biting my tongue
    I’m biting my tongue
    I’m biting my tongue
    like the guy, don’t want to say it
    like the guy, don’t want to say it
    ehhh, whatever
    NIX SUX – his everyday playing is killing us at the plate
    and seriously – does he ever just do the flip to Cano at 2b for the 3rd out ?

  46. bruceb May 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Guess Bobby Wilson will be called up tomorrow to backup Stewart?

    Didn’t expect too much from this team this season, but given our recent good form, I still find a home series defeat to the Mariners deflating.

    This offense seems to max out at 4-5 runs, which isn’t going to get it done against the better AL teams.

  47. luis May 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Hassey,

    One more thing…. When I make a mistake please bring it up… I do want to improve… Ghostwriter use to help on that regard… But if you don’t feel compelled to do so… Just stick to the substance and not the form that it was written

  48. jacksquat May 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    luis, you english is very good for a second language and I never have problems understanding you.

  49. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    luis – you are way overthinking this. No one cares if anyone else makes grammatical or spelling mistakes

    I only said that because sometimes your posts sound so meticulous and deliberate, while other times it sounds like you are just winging it. Either way is fine by, or should be fine by, any of the other patients here

  50. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    mick May 16th, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    If Nix is a ballplayer, why is he swinging 3-1, 1 out w/Cano on deck?
    Runner on 3rd, Cano drives in w/ a fly ball. Tie game.
    Girardi’s fault. Should have given the take sign.
    That’s low baseball IQ.

    The YES booth seemed to defend the 3-1 swing saying it was a fastball up and a good pitch to drive. I disagree but can understand the reasoning. What i could not understand is Nix swinging at a 2-0 under any circumstances. Not with his stock.

  51. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Hassey
    NIX SUX – his everyday playing is killing us at the plate
    and seriously – does he ever just do the flip to Cano at 2b for the 3rd out ?

    I have been asking myself that a lot this year. I was at the game last night and there were a couple of times that Cano was nowhere in the vicinity of 2b. I haven’t been able to see it on tv, but in person it explains a lot.

  52. luis May 16th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks JS ;) I always got “A” on literature for content and an “F” for gramma… So my average was “C” lol

    Hassey,

    Yes… When I take my time, it usually comes out much better… First I think the right word to put on a sentence and I revise it to check if it makes sense… But when I am writing in a hurry, I just mess it up

    Good night guys… Tomorrow is another day… Bad day in deed

  53. Hassey May 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Is Cano getting lazy on those plays, or is it his positioning before the grounder? Who knows and who cares. Just get some dam hits already, superstar.

  54. blake May 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    If we’re looking for silver linings….Grandy had 3 hits….Warren continued to look good and Adams really looks like a guy that could stick to me…..he’s better than Youk defensively and I think he’s gonna hit too…..Andy’s back hopefully isn’t too bad .

    As an aside….Montero did look rough defensively…..I think he’d be passable there if he was hitting like he was supposed to but the Mariners can’t carry him much longer if he doesn’t start hitting …..he just doesn’t provide a lot else if he’s not swingin the stick

  55. bruceb May 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Jays coming in tomorrow riding a four-game winning streak and baying for blood after being swept 4-0 in last series at the Stadium. Going to be a tough home stand I fear.

  56. Nick in SF May 16th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Bad Bruce.

  57. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I dont get a lot of the positioning with cano anyway. Sometimes they have him near second, holding runners close and leaving the whole right side open. There are guys like poppi, cabrera and fielder that scare the bejesus out lf you when they are up with the game on the line. I just dont think team fear cano that way if they fear him at all.

  58. blake May 16th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Yanks won’t face a single pitcher with an era under 4.50 in the jays series….Buerle, Morrow, Dickey……..

  59. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    bruceb May 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    Jays coming in tomorrow riding a four-game winning streak and baying for blood after being swept 4-0 in last series at the Stadium. Going to be a tough home stand I fear.

    I know and then its on to baltimore and our pwn personal house of horrors in tampa

  60. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    We always hit buerle well.

  61. G. Love May 16th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I don’t think Andy’s thing is serious – You could see him all start trying to rotate his shoulders/upper back to loosen something up. I almost thought it might’ve been his neck.

    He may skip a turn or two, but I don’t think is a long term thing.

    The Stewart thing was predictable in a sense. Girardi rode him hard. He’s a career backup and his body isn’t used to the rigors of what they demanded of him. That’s a huge reason why many wanted Romine to be mixed in more.

    Hopefully, Romine’s back is sound because if it’s not, we’re going to find out quickly.

    The injuries are happening at an incredible rate. I don’t quite remember anything like this before.

    It stinks losing a series at home to Seattle. That should never happen.

  62. Nick in SF May 16th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Hope Romine’s been learnin’ those pitchers.

  63. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Romine’s not having any trouble learnin’ the pitchers, his problem is hittin’ the pitches.

  64. Rich in NJ May 16th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I’m not worried. This team is good enough to compete.

  65. G. Love May 16th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Can’t wait for the subsequent ridiculata filled debates on how Romine is destroying the pitching staff from this point on every time a pitcher struggles.

  66. igotid88 May 16th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Montero blocked a few balls. The throws to 2nd he tried to throw on his knees. Don’t know if he’s ever done that before. Maybe he’s trying something new to help his throwout rate

  67. MG May 16th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Tough night, two more injuries and a tough loss.

    The number of injuries so far is just staggering, I’ve never seen anything like it on a baseball team. For the record they have been:
    1 1st Baseman (Teix)
    2 Shortstops (Jeter, Nunez)
    2 3rd Basemen (Youk, Arod)
    1 DH (Hafner)
    2 Catchers (Cervelli, Stewart)
    1 Outfielder (Granderson)
    2 Starting Pitchers (Andy, Nova)
    1 Relief Pitcher (Chamberlain)

    Have I missed anything?

    Being in 1st place with all of the above is amazing, guys have stepped up and done their jobs beyond their ability in many cases.

  68. MG May 16th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    G. Love May 16th, 2013 at 11:38 pm
    Can’t wait for the subsequent ridiculata filled debates on how Romine is destroying the pitching staff from this point on every time a pitcher struggles.
    —————–
    that stuff is complete jibberish-the Yankees have a bunch of veteran pitchers and the dugout is calling most of the pitches when Romine is behind the plate, he is looking over on virtually every pitch.

    There is nothing wrong with Romine’s receiving, he sets a good target and seems pretty solid back there.

    His hitting, though, is very marginal…

  69. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Being in 1st place with all of the above is amazing, guys have stepped up and done their jobs beyond their ability in many cases.

    Word.

  70. Rich in NJ May 16th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Except not all the injuries are created equal. Hafner and Youk were mostly availabe because they get injured. Some of the others are pushing 40, ages when many players are more susceptible to injury.

  71. Rich in NJ May 16th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    This is a shame and all, but that’s really his name?

    Former race car driver Richard ‘Dick’ Trickle dies from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound – @WSOC_TV

  72. G. Love May 16th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    MG,

    I don’t think I can remember a Yankee team that has had this many injuries from the spring to May 15th in my life.

    Another team in my lifetime doesn’t even come to mind.

    When you think about the severity of the guys who are missing it doesn’t compare with another group.

    2008 had a lot of injuries but not to this extent.

  73. MG May 16th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Rich in NJ May 16th, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    Except not all the injuries are created equal. Hafner and Youk were mostly availabe because they get injured. Some of the others are pushing 40, ages when many players are more susceptible to injury.
    —————–
    I listed 12 injuries above, take out Youk and Hafner that leaves 10.

    Three guys are older (Jeter, Arod, and Andy).

    That leaves 7 injuries on guys ranging from their mid 20′s to early 30′s.

    the other 7 guys hurt at the same time is still a pretty staggering number, you can’t deny that…

  74. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 16th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Rich, that’s the spirit!!

    We really need more production/consistency from Ichiro and young Gardy, although his consecutive steals were solid, albeit neccesary and no secret to Montero.

  75. joecembrale May 16th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    One has to step up and the other one has to be the swing man.

  76. MG May 16th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I’m never critical of Yankee players but Nix and Romine both should have been taking on 3-1 in the 9th inning tonight, neither had a chance against the high heat and both could have possibly drawn walks.

  77. MG May 16th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    G. Love May 16th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    MG,

    I don’t think I can remember a Yankee team that has had this many injuries from the spring to May 15th in my life.

    Another team in my lifetime doesn’t even come to mind.

    When you think about the severity of the guys who are missing it doesn’t compare with another group.

    2008 had a lot of injuries but not to this extent.
    —————
    it’s almost like a football team at the end of a bad season when half the team is on IR.

    You would guess it would get better at some point in time and everyone will stay healthy but who knows.

  78. Rich in NJ May 16th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    “the other 7 guys hurt at the same time is still a pretty staggering number, you can’t deny that…”

    I’m not saying that there have been no injuries, just that it was reasonable to expects a lot of them.

    Of course, they have been mitigated by Wells and Overbay playing so well, the rotation except for Pettitte remaining intact, and a very strong pen.

    But on the bright side, guys like Adams and Romine well get a chance. Although I wish that wasn’t because of injuries, I prefer watching young kids play than the marginal veterans they are replacing.

  79. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 16th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    May 16, 2013 at 11:38 pm
    I’m not worried. This team is good enough to compete.

    THAT’S the spirit!! Sorry, I got too much sun today…I’m shot.

  80. Cashmoney May 16th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Andy getting hurt is a given, matter of time. I thought stewie will either hit himself out of a starting job or get injured due to rigors of playing everyday. There is Romine’s chance.

  81. Cashmoney May 16th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I’m not worried. This team is good enough to compete.
    -
    80 mil on pitching staff should enable you to compete. Yankee competing is not a miracle. you got pitching you got a chance to be competitive on a nightly basis.

  82. Cashmoney May 16th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    I basically regard Andy as El Duque of yersteryears… you hope you have him in a playoff game and healthy.

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