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Game 43: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 18, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (26-16)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson RF
Jayson Nix SS
David Adams 3B
Austin Romine C

RHP David Phelps
Phelps vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (17-25)
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
J.P Arencibia C
Adam Lind 1B
Brett Lawrie 3B
Colby Rasmus CF
Maicer Izturis SS
Emilio Bonifacio 2B

RHP Brandon Morrow
Morrow vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Temperatures are in the mid to high 60s. It’s cloudy, but there’s only a 10 percent chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP Rob Drake, 1B Sam Holbrook, 2B Joe West, 3B Andy Fletcher

PECKING ORDER IN TACT VS. JAYS: The Blue Jays were expected to contend in the AL East this year, but the Yankees have won seven of the last eight between the teams this year.

NO EXTRAS, THANK YOU: The Yankees will play one short today unless Reid Brignac arrives in time, but that isn’t expected. They acquired Brignac last night and DFA’d Alberto Gonzalez, but Brignac is still in transit. For their sake, they don’t want to go into extra innings tonight, that’s for sure.

THEY HAVE HIS BACK: Yankee relievers have pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings in support of Phelps during his three starts.

I’ll have pregame notes in a bit. They were delayed because Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman were available prior to today’s game. Check back for more from Steinbrenner in a few minutes. In the meantime, I’ll post some updates here and on Twitter @LoHudYankees, which I will man today in Chad’s stead.

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: Cano ripped two home runs so far today, moving him into the AL lead with 12 homers. He’s the only Yankee to have a multi-homer game this season (also did it Apr. 8 at Cleveland) and now has 12 such games in his career.

Surprisingly, Cano has never hit three in one game. He certainly still has time.

UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: Phelps is probably done after seven strong and 113 pitches. He was wild early, but finished strong, striking out eight free-swinging Jays while allowing six hits, three walks and just the one run. Another solid start.

UPDATE, 3:36 p.m.: Hafner now has seven home runs in exactly 100 at-bats as a Yankees. Not surprisingly, he’s been his best at home. He now has five homers in just 54 ABs at Yankee Stadium.

In unrelated news, the Blue Jays are an embarrassment.

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116 Responses to “Game 43: Yankees vs. Blue Jays”

  1. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Go Phelps, Go Yankees!

  2. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Still haven’t tried to start the lawnmower and now I’m settled in.

  3. jackamir May 18th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This game has weird stench to it….Long balls are in the air….

  4. tomingeorgia May 18th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Let’s go, boys!

  5. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Hey Jmills,

  6. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    jackamir May 18th, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    This game has weird stench to it….Long balls are in the air….

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

    Think it, but don’t write it ;)

  7. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Hey luis, et all.

  8. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Yanks 17-0 when scoring first and 20-0 when leading after six.

  9. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Come on David bear down…. Stop nibbling, although i don’t blame you

  10. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Jmills,

    Our BP is very good

  11. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Atta boy Phelps!

  12. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you Jose!!

  13. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Jose!

  14. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    That worked. Phelps can’t continue to pitch like he is scared of these guys.

  15. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Ok, Brandon, hold the fort until Dustin McGowan gets back.

  16. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    No AG? Who is the emergency catcher?

  17. MG May 18th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    What a terrible blunder by Bautista, that’s just bad baseball…

  18. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Pena? ;)

  19. MG May 18th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    the last time Morrow pitched against the Yankees he wasn’t throwing hard and got hammered, it will be interesting to see him today…

  20. igotid88 May 18th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    That pick off move has helped Phelps get out of a lot of bad situations.

  21. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    They need to take longer at bats to give Phelps a breather

  22. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Cano is off right now. I think he is stuck swinging at anything he sees. He has to start swinging at good pitches.

  23. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    CC,

    He was a little in front of that CU… but it was a pitch to hit

  24. igotid88 May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Who or what did we give the Rockies for Nelson!

  25. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    MG, smells like a day for a Jose ump rant.

  26. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “In terms of you fan comments’ section, just tell everyone I’m holding on to him to piss everybody off,” he joked.”

    The smoking gun.

  27. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Phelps has a crazy good pick off move.

  28. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I think just money 88

  29. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    What patience – 8 pitches.

  30. Ys Guy May 18th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    ““In terms of you fan comments’ section, just tell everyone I’m holding on to him to piss everybody off,” he joked.”
    —————————————————-
    cashman rocks! (and he knows you guys pretty well!)

  31. Captain Clutch May 18th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I wonder why the Yanks would get rid of AG today if Brignac won’t be here until tomorrow. it doesn’t make sense.

  32. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “In terms of you fan comments’ section, just tell everyone I’m holding on to him to piss everybody off,” he joked.”

    The smoking gun.

    ————–

    Lol, thought that was funny..

    But man, does that suck to hear if you’re Francisco.

  33. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Great inning for Phelpsie.

  34. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    “How about that, the Blue Jays go down in order, one, two, three.”

    Wonders never cease, do they Mr. Michael Kay. :mad:

  35. jackamir May 18th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Did anyone pickup Nelson”

  36. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Haf Time?

  37. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    SS – don’t you think Francisco realizes he has sucked this year and is on the bubble? He’s lucky he’s lasted this long.

  38. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Good scoop, Lind, now go find your silver bat.

  39. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Slow down game, or I’m not going to have an excuse to not cut the grass.

  40. MG May 18th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    that comment about Francisco from Cashman is hysterical and fits in perfectly with the New York mentality…

  41. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    That’s the first bunt that guy’s put down all year.

  42. mick May 18th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    would what kay and oneill have qualify for a bromance?

  43. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Nice

  44. mick May 18th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    cash definiutely reads this blog. we are the lifeline , the pulse of the yankee fan.

  45. MG May 18th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Melky didn’t exactly bust it down the line on that DP ball…

  46. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    cash definiutely reads this blog. we are the lifeline , the pulse of the yankee fan.
    —————————————————————————

    If only I could find another Lohuddite in the wild :(

  47. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    MG, Melky and his hamstrong hamstrings can’t bust it at this point.

  48. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Was that second strike due to a nice frame job by Romine?

  49. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Encarnacion should have been k’d.. the last strike wasn’t really, but the two balls were strikes

  50. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Man, Phelps has a great demeanor.

  51. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Phelps has the breaking stuff working today

  52. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    K – nice pitch. Looking good.

  53. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Nice. The walks to Bautista are ok; he can’t hit a homer standing on first.

  54. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    SS – don’t you think Francisco realizes he has sucked this year and is on the bubble? He’s lucky he’s lasted this long.

    ——————–

    It’s not that I don’t think he’s aware.. and I’m not much for caring about feelings.. but it seems a lil weird to have a GM say that about a player.

  55. jackamir May 18th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Phelps walks off the mound and looks like a turtle—-Humpback and slow..

  56. MG May 18th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    this just in…..

    Brian Cashman admits to posting on local Yankees blogs.

    Brian Cashman admitted today he posts anonymously on several blogs devoted to the Yankees. ‘Fan comments are interesting and while they are sometimes completely wrong I like batting ideas around with them sometimes’, said Cashman.

    When asked about his anonymous ID’s, Cashman would only say, ‘let’s just say I am neither obvious, common sensical, or a jerk’ on those blogs’.

  57. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Phelpsie!

    I like a pitcher that doesn’t give in. He’s in charge. Up to 93. Hello Warren

  58. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Got to go… Later fans

  59. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    OMG at that little girl crying at Girardi!!

  60. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Come on, Brandon, use your demeanor.

    Hurry back, Luis.

  61. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    When asked about his anonymous ID’s, Cashman would only say, ‘let’s just say I am neither obvious, common sensical, or a jerk’ on those blogs’.
    ————————

    :lol:

  62. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    OMG at that little girl crying at Girardi!!
    —————————————————————–

    Are you sure it isn’t because she saw Francisco in the dugout and realized he’s still on the team?

  63. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Gardner is starting to look better up there… what’s that 7 out of the last 8 with a hit?

  64. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    BOOM!

  65. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    17-0 when scoring first. Does this mean I should cut the grass now?

  66. yankeefeminista May 18th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    No Sabes?!

  67. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Gardy!!

  68. Against All Odds May 18th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Prince of the City

  69. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Canooooooooooo

  70. luis May 18th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    YES!!!!! Now later

  71. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Robbie!! Take that all you nay-sayers.

  72. Josh Thomson May 18th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Pregame notes are posted. Lots of interesting thoughts from Hal.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....ace-yanks/

  73. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Reggie Jackson is 67 today, he and the Leafs have a lot in common.

  74. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Having so much difficulty multi-tasking these pre-game notes and the game itself.

  75. MG May 18th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    this inning is a perfect example of why the Jays have a terrible record and it’s nothing that will reflected in any statistic.

    Morrow is dealing, he gives up a hit to Nix and then fails to make a play on a sure DP comebacker and has to settle for one out.

    He gets the next out and should have been out of the inning-instead the Yankees get a basehit and the HR and he’s down 3-0.

    you just don’t see the Yankees do that very often.

  76. Shame Spencer May 18th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    :arrow:

    ….are we going over there, guys? I assume we are, but this is a lil different from usual protocol.

  77. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    “When asked about his anonymous ID’s, Cashman would only say, ‘let’s just say I am neither obvious, common sensical, or a jerk’ on those blogs’.”

    He didnt say he wasn’t Randy

  78. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    MG, you read my mind ( and what a horrible place it is ).

  79. Niblick May 18th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    blake – from what we know about his many girlfriends, I’d say he’s plenty randy.

  80. Tyler May 18th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    It would be awesome if Cashman used the name “Jesus Bustero”. I’d want him to be Yanks GM forever regardless of actual results.

  81. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    “When asked about his anonymous ID’s, Cashman would only say, ‘let’s just say I am neither obvious, common sensical, or a jerk’ on those blogs’.”

    He didnt say he wasn’t Randy
    —————–
    true and he didn’t deny he was Trisha, MTU, blake, lost, found, or CB either :)

    although CB is Brian Cashman’s initials backwards, just saying…

  82. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Colby

  83. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Tyler says:
    May 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    It would be awesome if Cashman used the name “Jesus Bustero”. I’d want him to be Yanks GM forever regardless of actual results.

    Lol I think I would too…..

  84. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    So are we posting here or the prefs me thread….I say stay game thread ….which will Cashman be posting on?

  85. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 18th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Hi jmills.

    I KNEW something bad was going to happen after Mikey Kay said that thing them about them having such a great outfield today, and it did. Shhhh :(

  86. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I like that OF. Cover a lot of ground out there. Defense, love it. I find myself in sympathetic twitching mode.

  87. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    game thread for me…

    Hal is quoted as saying he knew they guys they picked up in the offseason were veterans-I wonder if he was the model for the George Costanza working for the Yankees character back in the day and specialized in getting his father calzone most of the time…

  88. jmills May 18th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Hi yhf, my mother used to curse my teams all the time with things that fell out of her mouth! :D

  89. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    In 2013, ‘Guess Today’s Lineup’ has been replaced by ‘Guess who’s the Cashman’

  90. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    We stay in the game thread, Cash will be reading this one and having Billy Eppler read the other one.

  91. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I didnt get to see Trenton last night….anybody have a brief summary of J Ram?

  92. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    May 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    We stay in the game thread, Cash will be reading this one and having Billy Eppler read the other one.

    Who covers RAB then ?

  93. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:12 pm
    Nick in SF says:
    May 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    We stay in the game thread, Cash will be reading this one and having Billy Eppler read the other one.

    Who covers RAB then ?
    ————-
    either Hank or Felix Lopez, they have lots of time on their hands…

  94. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Went 5, 7 SOs, 1 run, outdueled by Gausman with 6, 10

  95. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    josh is such a rookie

    one game post please :)

  96. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Somebody should check Cashman and see if he has a backstreet boys tattoo….can’t rule anybody out

  97. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    randy, the blog thinks you are Cashman and all of this venom is just a way to disguise yourself.

    what say you?

  98. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 18th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Lol, I swear it happens every time! The biggest example that comes to mind is in basketball when the announcers say something like, “he’s made his last 14 free throws” and then naturally he misses the next one. I REALLY hope the 17-0 when scoring first (best start to a season ever) thing doesn’t backfire!

    Dang! What a throw by young Gardy!!

  99. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    one thing that’s interesting if the yankees do monitor the blog is gil patterson. when gb7 was with us patterson’s name came up a lot. and this was over 3-4 years. and now the yankees have him again.
    if they listened, good for them.

    it would actually be kins of dumb not to pay attention to blogs because we are the extremes in fan reaction. we’re definitely more informed than the average fan.

    i ‘m going to be really upset if it turns out cashman hates my guts and traded montero to piss me off :)

  100. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    @MikeDiGiovanna: #Angels have claimed INF Chris Nelson off waivers from the #Yankees. To make room on 40-man roster, OF Scott Cousins was DFA’d.

  101. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Wow! Nice job guys

  102. Josh Thomson May 18th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    randy… Been around a while, buddy. Just happened to be a lot going on this morning and Cashman didn’t speak until about 12:45 or so.

  103. Bo knows May 18th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Yes!

    What a hell of a throw by Gardner. This close.

  104. blake May 18th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Don’t look now but the PED product and guy they could have had for roughly the same price as Ichiro is hitting .359 with a .904 OPs in may

  105. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    nice play by both Nix and Overbay, that’s winning baseball…

  106. MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Kay just compared Adams to Shelly Duncan.

    Adams should send Kay a case of ketchup as a ‘thank you’

  107. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    “randy, the blog thinks you are Cashman and all of this venom is just a way to disguise yourself.

    what say you”

    mg-

    i think cashman wold be more attracted to RAB then here. cashman could not talk like i do about getting down in the dirt catching or about golf technically the way i do. that’s the giveaway to solve that.

    now i think with word patterns and vocabulary it would be fairly easy to find out who he is. he’s going to have a little edge to him even though he’d be trying to be discreet and fly under the radar.
    we wouldn’t know much what he did for a job or about his family.

    i think he’d stick up for the analysis side of things. he might disguise his age or gender. he could be lgy for example. he’s not jerkface because we have jerkfaces name from his guest appearance last winter.

    stuckey would have been a good cover for him but stuckey was more than a bit of a jerk so that might exclude him. i still think it;s funny that stuckey made a bet with me on montero/pineda and he left the blog for good when pineda went down.

  108. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 18th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    MG May 18th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Kay just compared Adams to Shelly Duncan.

    Adams should send Kay a case of ketchup as a ‘thank you’

    —————————————————————————-

    Ha :D

  109. Tar May 18th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t like the idea of Cashman reading Lohud.

    I enjoy tweaking him every chance I get (because I think he deserves it) :twisted: ,

    but I really don’t want to be mean to him or anybody. :sad:

    Stop reading Lohud Brian!!! :mad:

  110. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The bitter malcontent jihadists in the other thread are pretty excited about Robbie’s second homer.

  111. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    “Josh Thomson May 18th, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    randy… Been around a while, buddy. Just happened to be a lot going on this morning and Cashman didn’t speak until about 12:45 or so.”

    rabbit ears :)

    … but nice info on hal , but hal’s bravado is music to my ears. the luck and good fortune (and it is luck) is pulling him out of his shell. the better the yankees do with hal’s plan the deeper in the crapper they are going to get.

    hal is coming out, running his mouth, and going on record while things are good. his words today will come back and bite him.

    hal has lost me and about 3-5000 fans a game depending what you read. it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

  112. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    nick in sf-

    here to there:

    111-55

    we have a competition

    i’ll bet you the other one loses.

    our comments must be subtracted if you accept bet.

    whoever loses goes dark for 24 hours :)

  113. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Nah, I don’t have any kind of feeling for this bet, but I think the other one is catching up.

  114. randy l. May 18th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    yeah me neither. i’m just trying to drum up some interest. the blog is in a slump today.
    the good news is that if the yankees win all the yaysayers will jump back in tonight. i’ll have someone to spar with. it’s too easy when the yankees lose a few in a row.

  115. Nick in SF May 18th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    A few is three or more, and they have yet to lose three in a row this season, no? So this thing you see as easy has yet to occur.

  116. Josh Thomson May 18th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....ace-yanks/

    For those interested, pregame notes have been updated with audio of Hal Steinbrenner.

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