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Nuno gives up 10th-inning walk off

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 21, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Travis HafnerVidal Nuno finally allowed a run, and it came in the cruelest of circumstances. With the game tied in the 10th, the Yankees rookie reliever coughed up a walk-off home run to Nate McLouth, giving the Orioles a stunning 3-2 win at Camden Yards. It was the first run Nuno had allowed after nine scoreless innings. Yankees starter Phil Hughes rebounded from his previous debacle to give the Yankees six solid innings, allowing two runs and striking out five. One night after his dramatic, game-tying home run, Travis Hafner provided the Yankees’ early offense with a pair of RBI singles. He drove in Brett Gardner (who had doubled in the first inning), and Vernon Wells (who had doubled in the fourth), but the Orioles kept pace because of former Yankees outfielder Chris Dickerson. With Adam Jones bothered by a sore right leg, Dickerson got a rare start in center field for the Orioles. He entered the game with one home run this season, then took Hughes deep twice. His first solo shot tied the game at 1 in the third inning, and his second tied the game at 2 in the fifth.

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49 Responses to “Nuno gives up 10th-inning walk off”

  1. blake May 21st, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    They had their chances…..move on ….win tomorrow

  2. Captain Clutch May 21st, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The O’s are a lot like the Rays. They sign guys that no one wanted and they perform for them because there is no pressure to win. 3 runs scored by Dickerson and McClouth is pretty pathetic but the Yankees offense was completely dead tonight.

  3. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Hughes was a bright spot, as were Adams, Claiborne, and Hafner.

  4. Tyler May 21st, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Always liked Dickerson… wish he got more of a shot with the Yanks.

    Just win tomorrow and keep taking series. Kuroda vs. Hammel looks good on paper.

  5. j9d May 21st, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    They will be fine. Will be good to get some regulars back so they have some choices in tight games.

  6. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    There goes the ‘pen’s scoreless streak, and likely the Rangers season. Now I’m sad :(

  7. blake May 21st, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Phil wasn’t great but it was better….he battled …made some good pitches….a step back towards the light.

  8. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    blake, exactly. Ya win some, ya lose some…sometimes it rains. Good ole HK tomorrow pitching to win the series. Boston down 2-0, although I probably just jinxed it.

  9. jlyanks85 May 21st, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Can’t win the close games every night. Be nice to have a few blowouts once in a while to give the bullpen a breather.

  10. Tar May 21st, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    “Hughes was a bright spot, as were Adams, Claiborne, and Hafner.”

    Claiborne has impressed the hell out of me. His pitches look great but more so with his demeanor. He didn’t get rattled at all in his inning.

    BTW Rich thanks for last night.

  11. Tyler May 21st, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Robertson’s going well last night and Claiborne looks great. Hopefully Nuno just forgets about this and keeps throwing well.

  12. joecembrale May 21st, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Yep, rsox bases loaded

  13. Tyler May 21st, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Damn, Rangers down 3-0 in the series now. Bruins go from 3 goals down in game 7 to right on the door step of the conference finals. Playoff hockey at its finest.

  14. Jerkface May 21st, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Meh just 1 loss, Nuno is rested for his next start in a month at least :)

    Some earlier talk about Hughes in his walk year, you know who else is having a suck filled walk year? Jacoby Ellsbury. He was bidding for a 100 mil deal, but he looks like he’ll be taking a pillow contract or a severely discounted deal at this rate.

  15. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    2 rough losses…Rangers are in a BAD spot!

  16. mick May 21st, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Note to Nick:

    mick May 21st, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Yankee killer mcClouth plays tomorrow so watch out…

  17. luis May 21st, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Silver linings:

    Hughes ended up strong after a not so good start of the game… liked the way he finished up the last two hitters.

    Adams of course… good swing, good approach… His D on third is for real… He is a vacuum cleaner

    Claiborne showed moxie and stuff to be of real help

    Hafner brought two runs in… Wells had a couple of good at bats and nice catch… Gardner did good as well.

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

    Not so nice:

    Granderson’s approach at the plate is horrible… Long and slow swing… And it appears that is contagious… Cano is getting pull happy, but in his last at bat he shorten up his swing.

    Even though Logan did his job, I think Girardi took an awful big risk in letting him face a RHB… And using Kelly for just one out opened up the door of using Nuno in the tenth which in the end cost us the game… Nuno is a SP, so it takes him longer to get ready… The slider stay up and that was the game.

    Tough loss… But we need to regroup and kick their butts tomorrow

  18. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Sure, Tar.

  19. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Ellsbury has had such an up and down career, admittedly, at least in part, resulting from injuries, but health is a skill.

    OPS+

    07 131
    08 88
    09 98
    10 30
    11 146
    12 83
    13 71

  20. theREALkevin May 21st, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    “They sign guys that no one wanted and they perform for them because there is no pressure to win. ”

    Ridiculous statement. This is Major League Baseball, the highest level for this sport, even the minimum salary is like 500k… There are constantly guys on the bench and in the minors that are knocking on the door to take your spot if you’re a fringe guy or you’re not performing. This **** is high stakes, with tons of fans watching, of course less in Tampa but even they play on the road…. 95+ mph fastballs, knee buckling curves… jobs on the line, not only players but front office, coaches, agents, contracts etc etc.. C’mon… No pressure? Seriously? Totally ludicrous comment. There’s pressure to perform on even the worst teams

  21. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Let’s just take the series tomorrow.

    We have our ace on the mound.

    ;)

  22. igotid88 May 21st, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Wish they could change that picture.

  23. Tyler May 21st, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I feel like Ellsbury being bad this year is going to save some team from a horrible mistake. No way I’d give a guy with his injury history 100 million. But Boras will play up the MVP type season he had in ’11.

  24. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “We have our ace on the mound.”

    Yup, if the playoffs started tomorrow, and facts mattered, Kuroda would start Game 1.

  25. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Sux losing 2 zip in the 8th.

    Please complete the assignment by knocking them off again tonight.

  26. Captain Clutch May 21st, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    The Yanks need to put up 5-6 runs in one of these games and get an easy win. It seems like every game is extremely close and so much pressure is on the back of the bullpen.

  27. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Soft tossers like Nuno have little room for error.

    They need to stay tack sharp.

    Which means they need to pitch regularly.

    That does not mean the Pen.

    ;)

  28. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Looks to me like Mr. Claiborne might just have a future w the Yankees.

    See ya’ round Joba.

    Better luck w your next outfit.

    ;)

  29. Tar May 21st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Dickerson just said he was fired up for playing against the Yankees.

    “As soon as I saw the starting line-up I was fired up”

    “Once I signed its been a long wait to do get this opportunity to do something like that against them, been waiting for 4 or 5 months so yeah its exciting.”

  30. Nilsson May 21st, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Didn’t the Yanks just beat the Jays 7-2 and 5-0 recently? They’re something like +26 in overall run differential. Relax.

    By the way, Miguel Gonzalez was quite effective today. He’s got a real good changeup and other assortment of pitches to go along with the 90-91 fastball. He’s kind of their version of David Phelps, maybe more advanced.

  31. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Tar-

    “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

  32. Duh Innings II May 21st, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    2-1 Chi-Sox over Boston, bottom of the eighth. If the Chi-Sox hold on to win, this Yankees loss is no big deal.

    Hughes was bad because he made the same mistake twice and it’s a perfect example of how he either doesn’t learn from his mistakes or won’t learn from them, and quite honestly, considering he didn’t show up to 2011 spring training in shape, I tend to believe the latter.

    He’s an overpaid fifth starter now. At this point I’d offer him a year and $4M base with a mutual option for the same, take it or leave it. He’s not getting three or more years from anyone at what he’s making this season ($7.1M) per year if he pitches like he has pitched so far all season, and anyone who gives him that is desperate.

    ‘Very annoying that two ex-2012 Yankees (Ibanez and Dickerson) have directly contributed to Yanee losses.

  33. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    All the Yankees need to do is just keep winning series.

  34. jacksquat May 21st, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Tar May 21st, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Dickerson just said he was fired up for playing against the Yankees.

    “As soon as I saw the starting line-up I was fired up”

    “Once I signed its been a long wait to do get this opportunity to do something like that against them, been waiting for 4 or 5 months so yeah its exciting.”

    —-

    Well he was great in the minors last year but the Yankees never seemed interested in giving him any sort of shot, so I don’t blame him.

  35. Nick in SF May 21st, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    In Baltimore they serve revenge with Old Bay:

    http://www.marylanddelivered.c.....ldbay2.jpg

  36. Barry May 21st, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Kevin

    Well said, and, of course.

  37. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Hope you found a spot for Mattingly Nick.

    On the Yankees.

    ;)

  38. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    This is encouraging about Bich, via RAB:

    ten hits in his last 26 at-bats (.384) with three doubles, a triple, a homer, six walks, and three strikeouts

  39. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Rich-

    He has an excellent pedigree.

  40. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Does anyone follow the Mets enough to know whether or not John Buck a more valuable fantasy player than Brandon Belt (who’s been tearing it up the past few weeks)? I have Buck, V-Mart and Ichiro…one’s gotta go to acquire Belt. Thoughts please? :)

  41. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Same team has B.J. Upton and Grandy…lots of underachieving going on.

  42. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    MTU

    He does. It definitely seems like an overdraft, but it could still work out well.

  43. MTU May 21st, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Night All.

    Hike day tomorrow.

    Time for some rest.

  44. Nick in SF May 21st, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Brandon Belt K’d vs. Strasburg with the bases loaded and two outs, I think on the 32nd or so pitch of the first inning.

    As I type, Angel Pagan slams an RBI single up the middle.

  45. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I have Strasburg too lol…rough 1st inning. And, I chose to sit Pagan tonight on my other team. So if you had to drop Ichiro, V-Mart or Buck, who’d you choose?

  46. Nick in SF May 21st, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t know the numbers, but Ichiro might not be in the lineup all that much in the near future.

  47. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 21st, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    He’s my first choice, but I have a feeling that he might get hot and stay hot (same way I feel about V-Mart, who’s having the worst start of his career), so it’s more of a coin toss between Ichiro and Buck. Can someone else chime in please?

  48. Run it Out May 21st, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    “He’s not getting three or more years from anyone at what he’s making this season ($7.1M) per year if he pitches like he has pitched so far all season, and anyone who gives him that is desperate.”

    Way too early to be calling FA salaries don’t you think?

  49. Rich in NJ May 21st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I’ll take the over on with regard to Hughes getting $7.1m for at least three years.


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