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Game 50: Yankees at Mets

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (30-19)
Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C
Phil Hughes RHP (2-3, 5.51)
Hughes vs. Mets

METS (18-29)
Ruben Tejada SS
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda LF
John Buck C
Rick Ankiel CF
Ike Davis 1B
Mike Baxter RF
Jon Niese LHP (3-5, 4.80)
Niese vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network, MLB Network and SNY

WEATHER: It should be mid-60 and clear at game time. A beautiful Memorial Day for baseball after an ugly weekend.

UMPIRES: HP Fieldin Culbreth, 1B Brian O’Nora, 2B Bill Welke, 3B Adrian Johnson

SUBWAY CINCH: The Yankees are 54-36 (.600) all-time against the Mets. They are just 25-20 (.556) in Queens, but 8-4 here since the Mets moved to Citi Field. The Yankees have also won nine of 11 overall against the Mets.

NO NEED FOR LEFTY LUCK: The Yanks are 11-4 this year against lefties and face the struggling lefty Niese in tonight’s Subway Series opener. Their .733 winning percentage is the best in baseball, and they’ve been their best of late, winning eight of nine, the last against unbeaten Matt Moore.

SENIOR SCHOOLING: I stole the subhead from the Yankees’ game notes because it cannot be topped. Of course, neither can the Yanks when facing the NL. They’ve won 16 of 21 and 24 of 32 and haven’t lost an interleague series on the road since 2010.

I’ll post my share both here and on Chad’s Twitter account @LoHudYankees.

UPDATE: 9:00 p.m.: You have to wonder watching this if Phil Hughes would have (or, if the Yankees don’t re-sign him, WILL) fulfill his potential if he pitched in (or pitches in) a home park like Citi Field? David Wright, Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy all might have gone yard if this game was played in the Bronx. Instead, Hughes takes a three-hit shutout into the seventh.

And speaking of that Murphy hit, what a catch by Gardner. That has to move pretty high up on the list of Subway Series highlights.

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387 Responses to “Game 50: Yankees at Mets”

  1. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Go Young Master Philip! Go Yankees! — #1 fan Nick in SF

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    GO YANKS!!! PLEASE SHOW UP GOOD PHIL!!! GO PHILS!!!

  3. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Mets broadcast is on the MLB Network. Little change of pace. Ron Darling says he’s always liked Brett Gardner: “nice little player.”

  4. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I still think Gardner is a 4th OF

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I read about all the Yankee players are preparing to come back.

    I hope it doesn’t signal the end of good times.

  6. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Yes, you need to get over that.

  7. tomingeorgia May 27th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Get this guy, boys, Phil, throw strikes. We win tonight.

  8. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Let’s go Yankees! Let’s go Hughes!

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    If all the stars align to make it happen, I think Brennan Boesch could have a future as a Yankee reg.

  10. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Low strikes are being called. That is not good news for Hughes.

  11. SoS May 27th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Now that was the least disingenuous comment ever. I will second nicks comment. Happy memeorial day fellas. Miss u gb my old friend. This wins for you.

  12. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, happy Memorial Day to everyone and thanks to those who have served our nation.

    I gave thanks to those who served me my breakfast sandwich earlier today.

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Suck call.

  14. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Looks like the umps has a wide strike zone

  15. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Wow… Leiter This is a typical Nix at AB, next pitch called strike three. DOn’t think he meant it like that.

  16. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Leiter GO HOME. He is awful..

  17. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Are there three gusy in the Mets booth? Which one said “I hope he doesn’t have a Big Gulp” when they flashed the picture of Mayor Bloomberg in the stands?

  18. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    C’mon Phil—-Show me something!!!

  19. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    That was called a strike on Gardner

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Not watching YES broadcast. Too lazy to get up and open my entertainment unit so I can use my DTV remote. Luckily this is on Verizon, via MLB television.

  21. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Where was that?

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Funky strike zone. If Phil is here there an everywhere tonight, Mets will have a field day.

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    igotid – I want you to pretend you can be objective about Phil tonight. Try to be his harshest critic and call things the way they are, good bad or indifferent.

  24. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I thought the umps was calling low strikes

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    And here we go.

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    “I thought the umps was calling low strikes”

    I think you’re exactly right about that. I’m not crazy about his strike zone.

  27. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Damn he gave up on it. Could’ve had it

  28. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    “Remember, you got a guy playing out of position, not normally a center fielder.” — Mets broadcaster

  29. I Am Winning May 27th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Good effort by Gardner. Most guys wouldn’t have even gotten to the ball. If the wall wasnt there he may have made the play, but with the fence no chance.

  30. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    and the park holds that one.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    COME ON PHIL. Go after him and just get him out.

  32. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Once again Gardner shows off his bad instincts…He is soooo overrated here….He is average at best….

  33. I Am Winning May 27th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Nick,

    He seriously said that? Knucklehead. No Met outfielder would’ve gotten as close as Gardner did. Even if they played it off the wall, it made a sharp right turn. Again, knucklehead.

  34. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Trish those pitches weren’t bad. Niese got those calls.

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Good. Phil really does okay when he challenges hitters. Just throw it in there and don’t overthink it.

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I saw that Niese get those call. I saw a strikeout where on the replay the ball clearly did not get any part of the plate.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Guarantee you that Vernon Wells is not through with his torrid hitting. He’s just hit a dry spell.

  38. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Yes, he said that. So I give him credit for making the Big Gulp joke about Mayor Bloomberg but he loses points for his Gardner comment. And since his job is primarily to give useful baseball information and not to tell jokes*, he’s got negative points from me right now.

    (*I don’t watch many Mets broadcasts, so maybe his job is to just tell jokes)

  39. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    David Adams is a baseball player

  40. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    “[Adams] was out there for anybody to take… then the Yankees finally brought him back…”

    No fact checkers for the Mets broadcasters?

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Love these broadcasters and wish Giuseppe Franco could have heard what they just said about Wells always wanting play for the Yanks at some point in his career and how they think that playing for the Yanks could be what has revitalized him.

  42. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Culbreth, I think has a wager on the Mets…

  43. Benny Blanco May 27th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    adams just keeps hitting

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Laptops is spitting for the Sux tonight, I mean pitching for the Sux tonight.

  45. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I thought Adams was out there for anybody to take.

  46. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Classic Ichiro there. And a really nice swing by Adams. Liked his reaction to Niese quick pitching… playing with an edge!

  47. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I thought Buchholtz was scratched and Acevedo was starting

  48. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    trisha-

    Buchholz was scratched with shoulder irritation. Aceves is starting.

  49. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Adams was out there for anybody to take… then the Yankees finally brought him back…

    Technically true though.

  50. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Ron Darling suggests that Ichiro is being paid Japanese money to wear his two-toned shoes.

  51. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    To me, “out there for anybody to take” suggests he could have been claimed by another team, which is not the case.

    Out there for anybody to sign would be more accurate, no?

    And “then the Yankees finally brought him back” implies that he was sitting there for a long time, when the whole process was pretty brief.

    I don’t think someone who knows nothing about the situation except that little snippet from the Mets broadcast was well served.

  52. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Ugh

  53. Tyler May 27th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    It will be nice when the Yanks have a catcher who can consistently hit again whether it’s Murphy, Sanchez, or even Romine.

  54. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Last 26 games Wells is hitting: .227 .265 .371 .636

    Hopefully this isn’t a Russell Martin situation where he hit for a April then tapered off to a .200 pace the rest of the year.

  55. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I agree with Nick, Great post buddy.

    #haveyourback

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    If laptops was scratched then the Phils have a shot since the Sux already put a 3 spot on the board in the first inning.

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Tar – :lol:

  58. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Wells just looks lost at the plate. He’s chasing everything.

  59. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    The double play is even worse now because the pitcher leads off the next inning.

  60. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I agree with the impression that he was sitting out there, but he was ‘out there for anyone to take’. He had to pass through waivers. Its true that he could have turned them down, but no one claimed him so we don’t know if he would have done then. Then he was a free agent.

  61. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks, Tar. It’s been a long time coming!

    (you’re not just switching sides ‘cos our other buddy is supposedly leaving LoHud for two months, are you???)

  62. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Hughes has got to fall out of love with that fast ball. Mix in more off speed stuff.

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Who’s leaving lohud for two months? I want to know if that’s greats news or sad news.

  64. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Of course……not

    #lovetheoneyourwith

    :D

  65. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Aw man, Mets broadcasters now talking about the Pineda/Montero trade… said Montero “raked” last season. Not sure if they were talking about baseball or lawn work. :neutral:

  66. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Phil Hughes went through a period (don’t remember exactly when) when he was attacking the plate, just letting the ball go out of his hand, and he was really getting the job done. When he reverts to overthinking his pitches and starts to try to get too careful, things fall apart. And yes, Culbreth doesn’t help a pitcher like Hughes.

  67. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Some 94s from Hughes

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Someone please get a message to the Phils dugout and tell them that it’s Aceves on the mound and not the Chucky doll.

  69. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Trish

    Randy may have left us for two months. A technicality in his bet with Stuckey is the reason.

  70. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I think if Adams was taken by another club he would have signed with them. Probably a better chance for him to come up and stay up with that team.

  71. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Anytime our diversity is diluted, I consider it sad news. :neutral:

  72. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Oh. Randy’s presence doesn’t bother me. Thanks though.

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    What a strange ride it’s been for Rick Ankiel.

  74. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    I think if Adams was taken by another club he would have signed with them. Probably a better chance for him to come up and stay up with that team.

    You would have to think Adams was lying then. He said himself that he had other offers but he thought he had the best chance with the Yankees.

    I think he was fibbing, but in a different way, and there was an agreement in place before he was released.

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Hey! Thanks for getting the message through!!!

    :D

  76. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    “I think he was fibbing, but in a different way, and there was an agreement in place before he was released.”

    I agree. I also think that agreement included being called up to the big club ASAP.

    I would say good job Brian, but as it turned out we could have used him before he was able to be called up. And really there was no need to release anyway.

  77. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Nice dp

  78. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    “I would say good job Brian, but as it turned out we could have used him before he was able to be called up. And really there was no need to release anyway.”

    Why would they do it if there was no need? Maybe there was some little need?

  79. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Robby makes it look SO DARNED EFFORTLESS.

    What a phenomenal natural athlete. And what a smile.

    :)

  80. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    “I think he was fibbing, but in a different way, and there was an agreement in place before he was released.”

    I agree. I also think that agreement included being called up to the big club ASAP.

    I would say good job Brian, but as it turned out we could have used him before he was able to be called up. And really there was no need to release anyway.

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

    And it might have saved 12 mil

  81. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Yeah, I think they could have released a reliever maybe.

  82. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Niese needs another nose job. The first one was a disaster..

  83. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Cano with the quick release.

    If he doesn’t come back next year, I think I will miss watching his defense as much as, or more than his offense.

  84. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    “Why would they do it if there was no need? Maybe there was some little need?”

    Good post Nick, you are probably right, but what little need would that have been?

  85. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    If Culbreth had called that 3-0 a ball like he has to Hughes. Things could have gotten out of hand.

  86. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    You would have to think Adams was lying then. He said himself that he had other offers but he thought he had the best chance with the Yankees.

    No, you’re confusing the things that happened. He became a free agent and then signed with the Yankees. That means he wasnt claimed on waivers. If he was claimed on waivers theres almost no chance he’d turn that down, because being on the 40 man > not being on the 40 man.

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    You gotta hand it to that fat slob steroid-using baseball-sociopathic Ortiz. He falls apart when the media pressure is on him but as soon as something else hits the front page, he slurps a big one and shows up at the ball park.

  88. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Fat cheating bas*ard.

  89. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    You would have to think Adams was lying then. He said himself that he had other offers but he thought he had the best chance with the Yankees.

    No, you’re confusing the things that happened. He became a free agent and then signed with the Yankees. That means he wasnt claimed on waivers. If he was claimed on waivers theres almost no chance he’d turn that down, because being on the 40 man > not being on the 40 man.

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

    Yes… In any case, they risked it without needing to…

  90. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    erkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    You would have to think Adams was lying then. He said himself that he had other offers but he thought he had the best chance with the Yankees.

    No, you’re confusing the things that happened. He became a free agent and then signed with the Yankees. That means he wasnt claimed on waivers. If he was claimed on waivers theres almost no chance he’d turn that down, because being on the 40 man > not being on the 40 man.

    No, I meant when he was a free agent he said he had offers from other teams. Other teams apparently were interested if they did not have to put him on their 40 man roster. Considering his age and that he just had a back problem and missed spring training (and previous injuries), it’s not all that surprising.

  91. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Just what Hughes needs another pitcher’s duel

  92. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    The little need was the roster crunch, wasn’t it? Adams was hurt in Spring Training and couldn’t have helped the big club at the beginning of the season anyway, though he could have helped sooner than he was eligible to come up.

    The threshold we’re now talking about is “little need”, not that it was a crucial or necessary move. Just that there was some reason for it and that it provided some theoretical benefit.

    Obviously they didn’t do it for no reason, can we at least agree on that?

    And before we can really judge whether the move was worth the risk, we should know what the real risk was.

  93. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Just what Hughes needs another pitcher’s duel

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

    This is not a pitchers duel… But a pitcher carrying a very weak offense against LHP ;)

  94. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Cano just put on his left blinker…he glided into the left lane and is well on his way to .270

    Hard to believe

  95. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Just what Hughes needs another pitcher’s duel

    Some guys can’t handle prosperity

  96. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    and the park holds another one. Phil is going to want to pitch at Citi Field more often.

  97. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    You can’t just say that for every flyball

  98. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    “Obviously they didn’t do it for no reason, can we at least agree on that?”

    Yes we can agree, it wasn’t ‘no” reason, it was dumb reason.

    “And before we can really judge whether the move was worth the risk, we should know what the real risk was.”

    Didn’t something like a day or two later they release Juan Rivera? Didn’t that also cost them an extra million for the extra day? They traded for an outfielder they could have released an outfielder like maybe….Benny Fresh for instance.

    It was smart to pre-negotiate, yet dumb to release in the first place. Go figure.

  99. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    If Phil likes pitching in camo in a big park, he’ll love PetCo. The Padres wear camos every Sunday.

  100. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Why was it dumb, Tar?

  101. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    “If Phil likes pitching in camo in a big park, he’ll love PetCo.”

    Then he can hang in Cardiff. :D

  102. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    “Credit Joe Girardi here”

    A prophet is without honor in his own country.

  103. cogen777 May 27th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:01 pm
    “I would say good job Brian, but as it turned out we could have used him before he was able to be called up. And really there was no need to release anyway.”

    Why would they do it if there was no need? Maybe there was some little need?

    It cleared a spot on the 40 man for Wells.

  104. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I thought I explained it, if not you are free to google it.

    Actually I will google it and see what I come up with.

  105. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Cardiff is in Wales. Cardiff-by-the-sea is near San Diego.

    What other towns/cities in the USA have hyphens in their name?

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    “…putting on those pinstripes.”

    I really enjoy lateral thinkers.

  107. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    “It cleared a spot on the 40 man for Wells.”

    ANd David Adams was the only one that made sense to release?

  108. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Considering the Yanks kept relievers like Rondon, Eppley, Sam Demel and Aardsma on the 40-man at the time they cut David Adams, I still believe it was an unnecessary risk.

    We obviously don’t know how everything transpired. But they decided to keep those four middling relievers on the 40-man instead of Adams. So, I think it was poor evaluation even if it ultimately worked out.

  109. cogen777 May 27th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Just what Hughes needs another pitcher’s duel

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

    This is not a pitchers duel… But a pitcher carrying a very weak offense against LHP

    This is not a pitchers duel… But a pitcher carrying a very weak offense. Period.

  110. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Mirakowitz with the in game report. Kiss of death

  111. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    These two teams combined wouldn’t have one position playing all star if it weren’t for cano’s bunched homers

  112. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    tucker May 27th, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    Considering the Yanks kept relievers like Rondon, Eppley, Sam Demel and Aardsma on the 40-man at the time they cut David Adams, I still believe it was an unnecessary risk.

    We obviously don’t know how everything transpired. But they decided to keep those four middling relievers on the 40-man instead of Adams. So, I think it was poor evaluation even if it ultimately worked out.

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

    This….

  113. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Who retires first?
    Ankiel or Francouer?

  114. cogen777 May 27th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    “It cleared a spot on the 40 man for Wells.”

    ANd David Adams was the only one that made sense to release?

    I asked myself the same question. That was the move that was made. Look back at articles on the Wells signing. That was who was released. I don’t make stuff up.

  115. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Big CB

  116. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I would say that we don’t know all the facts about L’affaire Adams.

    I posit the theory that they only took the risk of losing Adams because there was no risk of losing Adams — that they wouldn’t have done it without an arrangement in place.

  117. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Wow
    I hope noone on the bench or in the stands reminds Phil Hughes that he is Phil Hughes

  118. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    “Considering the Yanks kept relievers like Rondon, Eppley, Sam Demel and Aardsma on the 40-man at the time they cut David Adams, I still believe it was an unnecessary risk.
    We obviously don’t know how everything transpired. But they decided to keep those four middling relievers on the 40-man instead of Adams. So, I think it was poor evaluation even if it ultimately worked out.”

    Thank you Tucker.

    Not only the relievers but Francisco, Tex to 60 day Dl, Juan Rivera could have been cut. That Rivera move alone would have saved them a million.

  119. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Ike Davis is just brutally bad.

    If he could be had for nothing I would still be interested though, tough to find that kinda power when he is right.

  120. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    cogen777 May 27th, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    “It cleared a spot on the 40 man for Wells.”

    ANd David Adams was the only one that made sense to release?

    I asked myself the same question. That was the move that was made. Look back at articles on the Wells signing. That was who was released. I don’t make stuff up.

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

    I wasn’t thrilled with the Wells trade when it happened… But they had plenty of other options to open up a roster spot…Tucker wrote a very good post about it

  121. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Yanks need to take this even if it’s 1/2 – 0 because it really doesn’t look like the Phils have a rally in their bones and it does look like the CSBs* are on a roll.

    *Two sport bars to anyone who can guess what CSB stands for.

  122. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Ok, it’s time to score.

  123. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    6 th inning is a crooked number for the Yanks…. Top of the order and a new beginning..

  124. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    “I posit the theory that they only took the risk of losing Adams because there was no risk of losing Adams — that they wouldn’t have done it without an arrangement in place.”

    But yet they did lose Adams, temporarily, forcing them into a trade for Chris Nelson.

  125. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Duda lol

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

    Does this game lack energy or is it just that I lack energy?

  127. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    4th Ofer!!!

  128. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Brett gardner got a triple, du da du da
    Brett gardner got a triple oh de du da dey

  129. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:26 pm
    Yanks need to take this even if it’s 1/2 – 0 because it really doesn’t look like the Phils have a rally in their bones and it does look like the CSBs* are on a roll.

    *Two sport bars to anyone who can guess what CSB stands for.

    —–

    I have a guess but it’s very profane. :)

  130. Bronx Jeers May 27th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve seen him turn one of those into an inside-the-Parker.

    So cool live.

  131. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Why no squeeze

  132. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 27th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Meredith or Kim Jones?

  133. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    That was a single played into a triple, though

  134. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Trish

    I’m wiped out too. So it’s not just you.

    Maybe the players had too much Bar b que. :D

  135. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Hughes is on pace to go complete but he’ll probably get pinch hit for before that happens. Especially if there’s still no score.

  136. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Does Occam’s Razor not apply here?

    Yes, they had other moves they could have made and later made some of those moves when they had to open up other roster spaces. But they chose to release and then re-sign Adams, a player they couldn’t use at the beginning of the season but clearly wanted to keep.

    So the only reason they chose that path is because they’re dumb and just do dumb things?

    I am not convinced.

  137. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Meredith by submission hold or aeroplane spim

  138. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    It was a gift for the 4th OF. He still is below average…

  139. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Nixie!

  140. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    How could Gary Bettman break up the hawks and wings?

  141. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    CSB: cheating sux b*astards?

  142. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Robbie…How about seeing some pitches?

  143. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Nick,
    While I think a potential pre-existing deal was a consideration, I don’t think its existence is the only thing that caused the Yankees to DFA adams, because the pre-existing deal is moot if anyone claims him off waivers. I think there was risk, and there were still way better options on the 40 man. The DFA hurt double because they threw away 100k on Rivera, and whatever cash they sent for Nelson.

  144. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    Does this game lack energy or is it just that I lack energy?

    Interleague is pretty played out. I mean at this point, the mets are like that fly that keeps circling your plate a bar b q. Cant really get up for these game, but for met fans, taking three put of four is basically their season.

  145. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 27th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    joe, are those wrestling moves?

  146. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Good to see Vernon rip one!

  147. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Yes foxy, they would be

  148. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I smell an Adams double

  149. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    yankeehotelfoxtrot May 27th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    Meredith or Kim Jones?
    ——————————
    MM is more my age but Kim Jones is WAY hotter.

    MM is built like a linebacker.

  150. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    jacksquat – it isn’t profane.

    nick – you got the first word.

  151. Captain Clutch May 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Cano just can’t get himself going. He has a hit here and there but is really inconsistent. They really need him to be the big guy in the middle of the lineup but something is just off about him this year so far.

  152. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Not the athletes but these camo hats make the umps look like those texas rattlesnake hunters on TV

    Come on cano
    Jeez

  153. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Considering what happened with other guys on the roster and the fact that Adams was unable to be called up when needed, I think it was a risky move that semi-backfired but for the most part was no-harm no-foul.

    I think they would have liked to have Adams when Youk was first hurt. He was playing in games at the time he was released, so he was on his way back from the injuries that knocked him out of major league camp.

  154. cogen777 May 27th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    We obviously don’t know how everything transpired. But they decided to keep those four middling relievers on the 40-man instead of Adams. So, I think it was poor evaluation even if it ultimately worked out.

    I really don’t feel the need to look up all the articles on this but at the time I followed it closely. I was a little surprised when they used Adams to clear the Wells spot. At the time I thought he was the best bat they had above AA level.
    I read about the resigning and was pleased. About the time they brought him to NY someone wrote a “feel good” article on him and how he persevered. Reading through it he said that he had offers to sign elsewhere, (no specifics). He also mentioned that when he was released he was told by the team, (Cashman ?) he was still in their plans.
    Then he stated in the article that he decided to resign with NY. I think that the entire article was that he was a good team player and the whole “feel good” aspect of him persevering against injuries. I really don’t know where I read it. Sorry. However I don’t expect anyone to take my word for it.

  155. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    uis May 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm
    I smell an Adams double
    ======
    yes please

  156. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Nope

  157. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    “the pre-existing deal is moot if anyone claims him off waivers.”

    What kind of waivers were they? Presumably different from the waivers if they’d DFA’s him, right?

  158. tucker May 27th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t know the ins and outs of 40-man rules (Jerkface?), though I highly doubt teams are allowed to make handshake agreements with players before removing them from the 40-man roster. I imagine this would run afoul of the collective bargaining agreement …

  159. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    “I am not convinced.”

    Why would you call them dumb? Can’t smart people do dumb things? Or can’t smart people be not convinced on things that are kind of obvious?

    I say yes. And I’m not convinced that your not convinced either.

  160. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Sorry no
    That smell was my Memorial Day BBQ backing up

  161. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    cogen777,

    There were plenty of articles along those lines

  162. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    What kind of waivers were they? Presumably different from the waivers if they’d DFA’s him, right?

    They’re still waivers, every team got a shot to claim him and put him on their 40 man, but he had the option of turning down any claim and becoming a free agent because they were release waivers. He went unclaimed and then signed with the Yankees at the end of the waiver period.

  163. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I forgot… Happy Memorial day

  164. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    joecembrale, I think you’re right. Interleague is played out.

    What’s really sad is watching the Phils make Aceves look like a real pitcher. SMH

  165. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Hughes is pitching very well… Good FB… The CB has some zip

  166. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Tar…. the fact that smart people can do dumb things does not prove that this particular thing was dumb.

    But people who are predisposed to think that any move the Yankees make must/could be dumb are more likely think that any particular move is dumb than those who aren’t.

  167. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    joecembrale, I think you’re right. Interleague is played out.

    What’s really sad is watching the Phils make Aceves look like a real pitcher. SMH

    I guess the Phils can do that. I have never seen a team age seemingly overnight than the Phils.

  168. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    2 hits given up to the pitcher? Really Hughes?

  169. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I think 40 man logistics is an area where the Yankees struggle, where you could even say they do dumb things.

  170. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    It would be nice if Hughes could take this memory into his next outing (his outing so far that is). When he works quickly, he is so effective.

  171. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Now THAT was a catch.

  172. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Gardner! My man.

  173. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    Nick,
    While I think a potential pre-existing deal was a consideration, I don’t think its existence is the only thing that caused the Yankees to DFA adams, because the pre-existing deal is moot if anyone claims him off waivers. I think there was risk, and there were still way better options on the 40 man. The DFA hurt double because they threw away 100k on Rivera, and whatever cash they sent for Nelson.

    —-

    Adams had the right to refuse if he was claimed.

    1. A released player has to pass through unconditional release waivers. This is why the release initially made little sense to me. If the Yankees were going to put Adams through waivers, why not have the chance to keep him in the remote chance that he actually clears?

    2. In Adams’ case — but apparently not in every release waivers case – the player has the right to reject a claim. This is seems to be the key difference that I didn’t know 48 hours ago. There is termination pay involved and some other case-specific issues that I still don’t fully understand, but the bottom line is that Adams could be claimed, reject the claim and elect free agency.

    Not surprisingly, I have been told the Yankees would like to re-sign Adams if he becomes available.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....s-release/

    Given that he missed spring training because of a back issue, was close to 26 years old, was thought to not really have enough range for a mlb 2B nor enough power for a mlb 3B, had the ankle history, etc., there wasn’t much risk.

    And there could have even been a deal to put him back on the 40 man, so someone claiming him would not have been tempting unless there was a great path to the majors.

    I do agree that they could have dumped someone else though.

  174. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    4th Ofer!!! Again!!!

  175. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Finally one goes Hughes way. Gardner!

  176. Boston Jim May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    What a catch

  177. jacksquat May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    4th outfielder! :D

    That was homerun.

  178. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    GGBG!!!!

    What a great reaction from the Mets broadcasters!!!

    :)

  179. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    and the park (and Gardener) hold another one.

    Get it yet?

  180. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Great catch by Gardner…..he is playing a great CF

  181. jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    That was a great catch by my man, Brett Gardner..

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Does Curtis have that one?

  183. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    “Get it yet?”

    Kind of crap, yes.

  184. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    jackamir May 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    That was a great catch by my man, Brett Gardner..

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

    Atta boy! ;)

  185. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Curtis might have grabbed that as well.

  186. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    JS,

    The 40 man is such a powerful place to be for any player, that I really doubt Adams would have turned down a 40 man spot. Your pay is higher in the minor leagues on the 40 man, you’re exempt from most drug tests (outside of PEDs), you get preferential treatment for callups.

    I’m sure the Yankees said “We would call you up if we need a 3B” I doubt the contract he signed said “Will be on the 40 man as soon as eligible), and theres no guarantee there. If he was claimed, he would HAVE to go on the 40 man and thats a sweet place to be. I really don’t think he’d take a ‘handshake’ over guaranteed 40 man.

  187. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Sure, many of the Yanks’ roster moves in recent years have looked dumb.

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Sometimes it’s nice to listen to the other team’s broadcast because you can really get a pretty objective call on your own team – exception Chicago White Sox.

  189. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Ichiro sounds like his bat is wet when he makes contact this year

  190. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Being that Hughes is a fly ball pitcher, and the last flyball that was hit, he goes the seventh and then straight drob/mo?

  191. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Not looking forward to the return of Tex. But I’m betting that Joe platoons him from time to time. I’m also betting that it won’t be long before he’s hurt again.

  192. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    Ichiro sounds like his bat is wet when he makes contact this year

    Thats a good way of putting.
    Overbay looks like he runs in quicksand.

  193. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    Being that Hughes is a fly ball pitcher, and the last flyball that was hit, he goes the seventh and then straight drob/mo?

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

    His pitch count is very low… If he is under 90 after seven, I say he starts the 8th

  194. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Lets get another here.

  195. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Sucks we have to see Ichrio in this lineup everyday again now. He was on the verge of never seeing playing time when Grandy briefly came back.

  196. Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Let’s beat to death by one thousand cuts. It’s over and done, Adams is here, enough already.

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    “Being that Hughes is a fly ball pitcher, and the last flyball that was hit, he goes the seventh and then straight drob/mo?”

    I guess that makes sense right?

    No reason to pull someone else in for the 7th. I only hope that Joe pulls him after the 7th, though if Joe thinks he’s doing a great job, he might leave him in for confidence reasons – as well as saving the pen maybe.

  198. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    “Let’s beat to death by one thousand cuts. It’s over and done, Adams is here, enough already.”

    Ya think?

  199. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    “Let’s beat to death by one thousand cuts.”

    This was the unkindest mixed metaphor of all. ;)

  200. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    “But people who are predisposed to think that any move the Yankees make must/could be dumb are more likely think that any particular move is dumb than those who aren’t.”

    Well since I’m not “predisposed” in that way, that doesn’t apply to me.

  201. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Sux killing the Phils. I hope this isn’t foreshadowing for all three games.

  202. luis May 27th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Good job Phil

  203. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Tar, let us say that you are very, very easily convinced.

  204. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Cmon brett

  205. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    How many hits does it take to score?

  206. Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    This was the unkindest mixed metaphor of all
    ———-
    Well done Nick.

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    OMG, Phils tied for 27th in the majors in hitting…

  208. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Would any one have pulled hughes there and gone for the kill? Although i can’t think of a righty righthanded bat that would have been useful.

  209. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Should the red sux be playing the braves during rivalry week? Just asking.

  210. luis May 27th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Joe,

    I don’t think so…Brignac no, Romine no and Hafner no

  211. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    No homers here phil

  212. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Cliff Lee pitches tomorrow for the Phils. He’s got pretty nice numbers. A really nice WHIP. Papelbum’s numbers are really filthy.

  213. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Boone Logan in a one run game????

  214. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “Tar, let us say that you are very, very easily convinced.”

    I prefer to say I judge every situation on its own merits.

    “IF” I have a predisposition, it would be on thinking Cashman is an arrogant, classless SOB. Who sometimes treats some regular and Iconic Yankees in a way that is not up to the Yankee standard. Or at least my feelings on that standard as a 40 year plus fan.

    That has nothing to do with thinking every move he makes is dumb. Or predisposing anything.

  215. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Boone Logan in a one run game????

    Insanity

  216. luis May 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Boone Logan in a one run game????

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

    Let’s hope Girardi isn’t reading Lohud

  217. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I wouldn’t start Phil in the 8th. If he can get out of the 7th unscatched, go by the book and give it to DRob and then to Mo. We don’t need any heroes, just a win.

  218. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Like i said, no homers here phil

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Forget my previous post.

    :(

  220. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    crap!

  221. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    So close

  222. luis May 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ugh

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Magruder, your points have been well taken.

  224. Benny Blanco May 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    the ball park could be 600 feet deep and hughes will still give up a homerun.

  225. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Park couldn’t hold that one.
    Hughes gets a qualifying offer at years end and walks for some West Coast team. I hope he signs for a ton of money.

  226. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Hughes has been 90-91 the last few innings.

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    But for our OF the score could be 4-1 Mets.

    That’s what continues to be scary.

  228. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I’d like to get duda out of here

  229. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    That was a strike.

  230. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    That was a strike

  231. luis May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Leiter with some good comments

  232. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Where was that pitch?

  233. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Jobbed by Culbreth.

  234. Captain Clutch May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    You could see that homerun coming. Wright was on every single pitch.

  235. Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hughes doing Hughes. Seven of eight FBs, last four in a row. The one guy that can hurt him. It must hurt to be so stupid.

  236. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Yes, Tar, and that extreme opinion about Cashman might lead you to some strange conclusions. Since our other mutual friend isn’t here tonight, no need to go down that route or see it echoed.

    Anyway, here we are in a tie game. Unwanted tension.

  237. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hung a change up there, but it worked. Thats why there is a difference between judging execution and judging results.

  238. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Let the only good player on that team beat you. Should of just pitched around wright.

  239. luis May 27th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Gutsy CU

  240. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    “Anyway, here we are in a tie game. Unwanted tension.”

    Stop labeling, especially incorrectly. And it was still a dumb move.

  241. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Hughes has pitched a great game……he is def not stupid

  242. Captain Clutch May 27th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Bad job by Stewart not going off speed. Wright is really their only major league hitter and it was obvious that he wasn’t fooled. You can’t continue to throw a good hitter fastballs after fastballs in the same location.

  243. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    And pitcher gives up 1 run in 6.2 so far and you want to get rid of him.

  244. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I think david cone has been on lohud

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Good.

    Now sit Hughes down and put the solid relief in.

    Thank you Joe.

  246. cogen777 May 27th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    Let’s beat to death by one thousand cuts. It’s over and done, Adams is here, enough already.

    I’ve just got to ask…. Does anyone pay any attention at all to old Bo here?

  247. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I know here’s numbers but wright has been the best hitter in these subway series games since he came on the scene

  248. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    A*

  249. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    it would be nice to get some runs…..like about 4 or 5….

  250. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    “And pitcher gives up 1 run in 6.2 so far and you want to get rid of him.”

    Truth? If Brett Gardner didn’t resemble a cartoon cat getting electrocuted that ball would have been out of the park. And so would another one have gone out. Now if you want to say 4 runs in 7 innings is decent, then it is.

  251. Hassey May 27th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    S/b Jeter’s numbers

    Nothing wakes up wright’s bat like us

  252. Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve just got to ask…. Does anyone pay any attention at all to old Bo here?
    ———
    Don’t worry about it. Not looking for attention.

  253. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    “I’ve just got to ask…. Does anyone pay any attention at all to old Bo here?”

    Actually yes.

  254. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I think Hughes can go 1 more inning.

  255. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Better win this one tonight cos Harvey could make our hitters look silly tomorrow.

  256. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    “Stop labeling, especially incorrectly. And it was still a dumb move.”

    You did that on purpose, right? :grin:

  257. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    he didn’t give up 4 runs….he gave up one…..hypothetical runs don’t count

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Anyone know the dimensions in Citipark?

  259. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “Does anyone pay any attention at all to old Bo here?”

    Yes. Attention must be paid.

  260. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “he didn’t give up 4 runs….he gave up one…..hypothetical runs don’t count”

    While I hear you and it will show up in the stat book as one run – I have eyes.

  261. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    $&@&$!?$@

  262. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    “And pitcher gives up 1 run in 6.2 so far and you want to get rid of him.”

    Truth? If Brett Gardner didn’t resemble a cartoon cat getting electrocuted that ball would have been out of the park. And so would another one have gone out. Now if you want to say 4 runs in 7 innings is decent, then it is.
    ——-

    Some of those were regular flyballs that just kept carrying.

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    If Girardi puts Hughes back out there for the 8th, I will immediately tune to another station and check here to see whether we win the game.

  264. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    1 run off Neise and the mets bullpen? And people were saying were better off without some of our offensive players back? Yeah ok

  265. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    fielders are supposed to make plays…when they make them, the pitchers benefit from them….there are also times when they don’t…so it evens out

  266. MG May 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’m a big Phil Hughes fan and like watching him pitch but realistically, if I am his agent, I tell him to sign with another team in the NL next year.

    He’s thrown 7 innings with 1 run tonight but if this is Yankee Stadium he has given up 3 HRs and maybe another one.

    the Yankees may sign him and I will always root for him to do well but if Phil is looking for the best possible career stats he pitches in a larger ballpark for the rest of his career.

  267. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t buy that Hughes has pitched a good game.
    Now how long does binder Joe stick with him? Hopefully not long enough to hurt the chances for a win.

  268. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Twice I change the channel for a minute and there’s already 3 outs.

  269. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    igotid, I know he’s your guy, and I respect your feeling, but the dude’s too scary for me.

  270. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Whew!!!

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    THANK YOU JOE!!!

  272. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    “He’s thrown 7 innings with 1 run tonight but if this is Yankee Stadium he has given up 3 HRs and maybe another one.”

    That’s my point.

  273. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Another great game Hughes won’t get a win.

  274. Bo knows May 27th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Yes. Attention must be paid.
    ———
    Yes! Filthy Lucre, oh attention – meh.

  275. luis May 27th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Well guys… Have a good one all

  276. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Luis—good night

  277. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    DRob is definitely my candidate for closer.

    I love his confidence.

  278. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I would just like to point out that we are not playing in Yankee Stadium :)

  279. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Would you be saying the same if it was Phelps or CC?

  280. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Dont do this drob

  281. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve been worried about CC because he hasn’t been CC-like. Phelps has been terrific so there’d be no reason to say that about him.

    I’ve been one of the biggest Hughes supporters on this forum and if you check the archives, I stuck with my thought that he would one day be the face of the franchise for a long long time. I don’t think there is anything wrong with re-evaluating one’s opinion. Pitching is my baby. It’s where I am most critical because I see it as the bread and butter, the lifeblood, and the future of the Yankees.

    I’m just about ready to say goodbye to the Phil Hughes experiment.

  282. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Hi, my name is Dave Robertson. My friends call me Houdini.

  283. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Phil can be frustrating at times

  284. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    The homerun wasn’t what hurt Hughes it was the 2 hits to Niese. And a few non strike calls that extended his pitch count.

  285. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    D Rob is Mr Tension

  286. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    It isn’t that Phil doesn’t show flashes of brilliance. It’s that they are too inconsistent to be able to hold onto them as showing any kind of pattern.

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    COME ON DROB!!!

  288. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Cant believe we are going to blow this

  289. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    You don’t see too many passed balls on called strikes.

    I would give Romine the next few starts just for that. ;)

  290. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Feared this type of game with our anemic offense. Pretty dismal to be honest.

  291. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    bad play be Stewart

  292. Jerkface May 27th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Stewart is so good at framing he can get a called strike with an empty glove.

  293. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I’ll be surprised if DRob blows this.

  294. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    I’ve been worried about CC because he hasn’t been CC-like. Phelps has been terrific so there’d be no reason to say that about him.

    I’ve been one of the biggest Hughes supporters on this forum and if you check the archives, I stuck with my thought that he would one day be the face of the franchise for a long long time. I don’t think there is anything wrong with re-evaluating one’s opinion. Pitching is my baby. It’s where I am most critical because I see it as the bread and butter, the lifeblood, and the future of the Yankees.

    I’m just about ready to say goodbye to the Phil Hughes experiment.
    —–

    You’ve gone back and forth on Hughes. But my question was if CC or Phelps almost gave up 3 homeruns would you guys have said the same thing?

  295. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    D Rob needs to be that Houdini now

  296. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    thank you Reuben

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    :)

    Told ya.

  298. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Lucky we have Cano at 2nd

  299. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Hell of a play by Robbie… Great call by the ump.

  300. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Cano is a monster

  301. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Now that is how you block a plate

  302. joecembrale May 27th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Still need one more

  303. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Probably not, igotid, but only because they don’t typically do those things. The HR is Phil’s bugaboo.

  304. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Great call by the ump and a nice play by Stewie too after getting us into the mess in the first place. And great play by Robbie, of course.

  305. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    JOBBED.

  306. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    no low strike tonight

  307. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    :mad:

  308. Madrugador May 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Oh well.

  309. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Oh Houdini.

    :(

  310. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    DRob didn’t get it done tonight

  311. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I corrected Cone about irregardless not being a word and he thanked me. But he’s still using it.

  312. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Does DRob seem a little erratic tonight? Serious question. I mean erratic for DRob?

  313. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    who are you and what have you done with DRob??

  314. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    cheated on the 2-1 count. Led to the base hit on 3-1 count.

    Good job Rob. Good, this effeminate loser Wright. Grandy gets hit 2 times, 2 broken bones. And this piece of crap loser Wright will be fine.

    Threw away this game because of Chris Stewart. Stewart cost us this game.

  315. egk May 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    DRob hasn’t had control this whole inning. He’s been pretty awful in spotting his pitches.

  316. jlyanks85 May 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    With Harvey going tomorrow, this was supposed to be one of the easy wins vs the mets.

  317. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    1 run on 9 hits… We deserve to lose.

  318. RYUKINGDOM May 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Why Joe. You saw Robinson not very sharp and you didn’t bring if Logan for the lefty.

  319. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    This is what happens when you let a team (even one as bad as the Mets) hang around all night. DRob allows way too many base runners to succeed Mariano.

  320. Boston Jim May 27th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Logan with em loaded? This has bad news all over

  321. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Hughes could have started this inning. Other than Niese who most likely would’ve been pinched hit for he had the other batters over matched

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Here comes another question mark. Little girl with the curl.

    Hopefully the very very good Boone is with us tonight.

  323. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    we really should have scored some runs against Neise

  324. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Hopefully also Stewart didn’t re-injure his groin when he slipped. With our luck…

  325. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Night view of a street scene in Hualien, Taiwan:

    http://globenavigation.com/pic.....n-city.jpg

  326. RYUKINGDOM May 27th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Now Logan. A batter late. This game is frustrating me.

  327. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Boone Logan——-I need to close my eyes……….he’s either very good or awful

  328. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Boone Logan is going to be our hero. Right Boone?????

  329. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    This is why I dont watch many regular season games anymore. The anger builds watching this crap. The desire to maim grows. I should just stick to watching playoff games.

  330. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Nick where is the random guy wearing the Yankee hat?

  331. bruceb May 27th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Really hurts losing Granderson for the second time. We need another bat with pop in this lineup.

  332. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    trisha, we would be better off with Stewart injured. He’s the guy that wont miss extended time, because that would benefit us. He’s an effing loser. He’s up there to get his hacks in, because he’ll never see this amount of playing time with any other team.

  333. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    “DRob allows way too many base runners to succeed Mariano.”

    bruce, I really don’t know the stats on that, but if he does, I will say that he doesn’t typically allow them to score, and that’s what I care about.

  334. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Jackie—-no need to get angry……. :)

  335. RS May 27th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Not counting extra innings, the Yankees have averaged about 3 runs per game for at least the past week. This is simply a bad offensive team. Yeah they get clutch hits, but hits are by definition only clutch when it’s a close game (ie. the Yankees rarely get a 3+ run lead on their opponents)

  336. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Jackie, Stewart is a very good catcher and he handles the pitchers well. That’s what I care about.

    *********

    Guys – these are the Yankees who have come from behind all season. Why give up now? It’s the same cast of characters!

  337. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    He’s handles pitchers well, by giving up a passed ball for no reason, then motions to Robertson to compose himself.

  338. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    DRob

    20.1 IP/ 12H/ 5BB/ 27K

  339. JobaTipsHisCap May 27th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Drob choked

  340. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I don’t know what comes first, the chicken or the egg, and I know it is what it is, but I have worried about the team chemistry with regulars coming back. I know Curtis was just back for a few games or something but now Tex is coming back and then who knows who comes back when. I just hope it doesn’t throw things off.

    That said, I know it’s part of the deal. Just keeping my fingers crossed.

  341. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Adams just up there swinging. The Mets losers were up taking, getting to hitters counts. And Adams is up there flailing at crap.

  342. RYUKINGDOM May 27th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Other than Wright, this Mets team is very weak. We bring in Robinson and he’s terrible. Logan should have faced that first lefty.

  343. 4 NYY May 27th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Trish, this is why R-Rob cannot close on a consistent basis. CONTROL

    Every so often he does this in the eighth.

    283 lifetime inn., 130 walks.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like him just fine for the 8th.

  344. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Tar, I didn’t take that picture. And I didn’t get any Yankee-hat pics when I was last in Hualien.

  345. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    So glad Adams swung at all 3 pitches. All 3 balls. Jerk off.

  346. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    “He’s handles pitchers well, by giving up a passed ball for no reason, then motions to Robertson to compose himself.”

    He just came back again and if you remember he was back for one game (I believe it was one) and then left again because he felt something in his groin. He’s back again and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still having problem.

    Tough to get down on him because of one passed ball Jackie.

  347. JobaTipsHisCap May 27th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Giving up a run to Muts lineup is embarrassing.

  348. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    4 NYY. My eyes tell me that DRob could close for the Yanks. Maybe I need to study the stats better.

  349. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    JobaTips – you’re like a shark that smells blood. As soon as the Yanks lose a lead you come around and beef!

    :)

  350. JobaTipsHisCap May 27th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Citi field looks exactly like a giant round trash can.

  351. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    If Adams had bothered to have any intelligence, he would have waited to at least see if this Mets loser pitcher had any control.

  352. RS May 27th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    looking at Robertson’s total walks stat isn’t totally relevant because I’m pretty sure his BB rate has gone down every year

  353. JobaTipsHisCap May 27th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Lol, oh no, Trisha.

  354. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Good call because he did not break his wrists.

  355. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    *display any intelligence.

    Come on Lyle!

  356. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    “As soon as the Yanks lose a lead you come around and beef!”

    Its so true and he’s not the only one. Weird. Next up Sunny

  357. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    :D

  358. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Hughes in 10 starts so far this season. In 6 of the he has gone at least 6ip 2er or less. And is 2-0 with 4 no decisions. In 3 of those no decisions the Yankees ended up winning I think.

  359. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    COME ON LYLE!!!!!

  360. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Why didnt Ichiro even fake stealing there? put pressure on the pitcher. Joe Retardi probably had the stop sign on.

  361. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Travis. Our Travis.

    Come

    on

    Travis

    !

  362. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    down to our last out

  363. Nick in SF May 27th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Hafner going for LaGuardia with that first swing.

  364. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Jackie – Joe has kept the Yankees in first with just about the entire team injured.

    I think he deserves a lot of respect.

  365. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    “down to our last out”

    Right where we want them.. :D

  366. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    And 2 of those start were basically spring training for him still.

  367. pkyankfan69 May 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    It’s been an overachieving year but tonight was an awful loss… One of the worst games of the year.

  368. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Good eye, good eye.

  369. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Nice take

  370. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    We didn’t lose yet.

  371. Triple Short of a Cycle May 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Absolutely embarrassing to lose to this team in a non Harvey game. Everyone hits Niese except for us, Now the best you can hope for is a split to one of the worst teams in baseball

  372. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Okay now we did.

    I don’t consider this such a big whoop or a big loss. We had our chances.

    Bye bye first place, at least for tonight.

  373. igotid88 May 27th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Damn

  374. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Tar – Triple definitely belongs in that shark group!!!

    :D

  375. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    “Now the best you can hope for is a split to one of the worst teams in baseball”

    We have 4 games with them?

  376. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 27th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I really like the plate appearances of Hafner and Overbay.

    I cant believe we lost to these fckface loser Mets and not Harvey. What a sham.

    Thanks Stewie. I cant believe Ichiro would just stay at 1st base without moving unless told to by Girardi.

  377. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Josh just posted that we had won 9 out of 11, odds were against us.

    Harvey is not unbeatable.

  378. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    well, let’s win tomorrow

  379. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    “Harvey is not unbeatable.”

    I’m thinking the same thing!

  380. Tar May 27th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    9 out of 11 against the Mets.

  381. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Greg – yes! And we will.

    :)

  382. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    it’s baseball……..win some and lose some

  383. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    Greg – yes! And we will.
    ——-
    yes!

  384. GregD May 27th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    good night everyone

  385. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 27th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Night Greg!

    :)

  386. Triple Short of a Cycle May 27th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    and the moronic Met fans are acting like this is the world series. Remember when people on this blog were rooting for the Mets?

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