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Game 51: Yankees at Mets

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Gameday Thread on May 28, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (30-20)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
David Adams 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Reid Brignac SS
Chris Stewart C
Hiroki Kuroda (6-3, 2.67)
Kuroda vs. Mets

METS (19-29)
Ruben Tejada SS
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda LF
Marlon Byrd RF
Rick Ankiel CF
John Buck C
Ike Davis 1B
Matt Harvey RHP (5-0, 1.93)
(Harvey has never faced any hitter on the Yankees)

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., MY9, ESPN and SNY

WEATHER: It has rained almost the entire afternoon and is raining again now. The groundscrew removed the tarp and raked the infield, but the rain returned and the field is covered as of 6:50 p.m. No official word, but we’re not starting on time, folks. Having said that, the forecast claims it will dry up soon. Temperatures will hover in the high-50s with light winds.

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

FIRST NO MORE: The Yankees dropped out of first place with Monday’s 2-1 loss to the Mets and the Red Sox 9-3 win over the Phillies. They had been at least tied for first since beating the Rockies on May 9.

THE DARK KNIGHT OF GOTHAM: If we ever get underway, the Yanks are scheduled to face Matt Harvey, the 24-year-old phenom whose 0.83 WHIP is the best in baseball. He has never faced anyone on the Yankee roster in 20 starts, which have almost all been either good or brilliant. Harvey has a 2.30 ERA in his career and has posted 144 strikeouts in 129.1 IP while allowing just 83 hits.

TWO’S THE LIMIT: The Yankees have lost two straight, meaning they enter tonight with a chance to lose three in a row for the first time all season. According to Elias, the Yankees haven’t been this deep into a season without a three-game losing streak since 1955. They lost their third straight in game No. 58 that year.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: According to the Mets, first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 p.m. The rain is very light and the Mets say the forecast looks good.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: First pitch: 8:41. The delay was 1:31.

Also, Rivera threw out his ceremonial first pitch to John Franco. Mets PA deemed them “two of the greatest closers in baseball history.” I’ll leave the punchlines to you…

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Both Harvey and Kuroda have been terrific. That Harvey-Cano encounter was the best moment of the night, but Harvey struck out Cano on a slider.

Harvey has been as good as advertised, painting the black with 98-mph heat and throwing all four pitches effectively for strikes. Kuroda has been nearly as sharp. He has retired 11 of 12 since Murphy and Wright had consecutive singles in the first.

Watch for Gardner in his next at-bat. He’s had two strong swings against Harvey so far.

UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: Per Yankees PR on Twitter, the go-ahead single by Overbay was his ninth go-ahead RBI of the year, tying Travis Hafner for the most on the team.

Kuroda has continued to pitch great. He threw a splitter to strike out David Wright with Ruben Tejada on second. He then picked off Tejada to end the sixth.

Terry Collins was the luckiest Met of all. He doesn’t have to watch his awful team anymore. He was thrown out arguing the call.

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791 Responses to “Game 51: Yankees at Mets”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    GO YANKS!!! GO HIROKI!!! GO PHILS!!!

  2. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Go Hiroki Kuroda! Go Yankees! — #1 fan Nick in SF

  3. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    My food just got here…. had there not been a rain delay, I would have timed that ish perfectly.

  4. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Kay just said 8-8:30pm but no real info lol.

  5. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    @LoHudYankees

    No time for first pitch yet, but Mets hope it will clear up in the next hour. … Tarp is still on the field.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Gives me time to focus my bad vibes toward fenway.

    :evil:

  7. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    (I BROKE THE RULE!!! I BROKE THE RULE!!)

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    What rule?

  9. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Premature game-threading, crap! :mad:

    I cannot really game-plan dinner due to my Vow of Victory™ to celebrate a Kuroda with with a fine meal of Japanese ramen.

  10. tomingeorgia May 28th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Let’s go, boys. Dazzle them, Hiroki!

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the comments to my post a few threads ago. I appreciate the feedback, short and long.

    :)

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you Michael Young for your first-inning homer at fenway.

    :)

  13. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    What would be the reasoning to send Nova down again?
    Aren’t you acknowledging that something is wrong with him if you do.
    It worked once but that should have been enough.
    What will he learn by pitching to minor leaguers again.
    Let him find his focus up here in the pen, where every spot is one of pressure.
    He might even get a start up here and a longshot of winning a starting spot back.
    Whose job he would take is beyond me.

  14. Pat M. May 28th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Have to say if Doreen still had her guess the lineup competition, I wonder how many would even get close on a nightly basis…….

  15. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Enjoy the game guys…. Later… Won’t be able to watch tonight

  16. The helmet of Nunez May 28th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Dont you need rain for a rain delay?

  17. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Looks like Romine never had the #1 catching job after all.
    I see him down for Cervelli in about a month or less.

  18. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for the response luis.
    You know my last post was directed to you.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Great job Cliff Lee.

    :(

  20. chicken_stanley May 28th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Long time lohud reader, first time poster (feel like I’m on sports talk radio). If you get my user name, you’ll understand I’ve been a yank fan for quite a while. This team is unlike any other in my memory… actually been a lot of fun rooting for these guys! I look forward to posting as the season progresses…

  21. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    That ish is cool bro!

  22. Doreen May 28th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Oddly enough, PT, given the constraints joe g is under, I think there would have been a couple of correct guesses. However, who would have even guessed that some of these guys would on the roster???

  23. tomingeorgia May 28th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Welcome, chicken!

  24. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Thanks for the response luis.
    You know my last post was directed to you.

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

    No.. I didn’t

    As I said a while back… Phelps earned his spot and Nova was hurt…He needs to clean his mechanics… It’s better to do that on a pressure free environment than on games that counts… This jerking around won’t help him… especially since his problems are mechanical IMO

  25. Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Romine is competing for a job. He just invoked his non compete clause. Anything further is on him.

    He looks reasonable defensively, at the plate a whole lot of nothing. That can’t continue. Whatever the cause, that has to change.

    His playing time depends on putting together quality at bats. That’s the bar.

  26. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    luis, you say they are mechanical but how can you be sure they are not mental?

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

    ?@Buster_ESPN

    Weather forecast is (big surprise) changing. Now the feeling is that another band of rain will pass over Citi Field. Maybe 9 p.m-range start

    ———————

    Eff.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    mick – IMO it’s in the same category with “Romine should be starting!” It has more to do with what posters want to see happen as opposed to what actually might make the most sense for the team.

  29. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    As I said a while back… Phelps earned his spot and Nova was hurt…
    ====================
    How does this pertain to anything I just asked?

  30. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    trish-who ever said romine should be the starting catcher?

  31. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:33 pm
    luis, you say they are mechanical but how can you be sure they are not mental?

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

    I am no shrink… So I can’t help you with that… What I can say is that he has shown in the past the moxie and makeup to pitch up here… He can’t repeat his mechanics on a regular basis, that’s the problem I see… He was improving on that right before he got injured…

  32. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I don’t think Nova is a priority anymore. IMO he has lost his job.
    Pineda is ahead of him on the depth chart, the question is whose job would he take?

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    “trish-who ever said romine should be the starting catcher?”

    Nobody. I mean people were saying that Romine should be starting games rather than sitting out and learning the pitchers, the way Girardi ended up doing it.

  34. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    He can’t repeat his mechanics on a regular basis
    ===============================
    that could be mental…

  35. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    romine is not here for any reason other than attrition.
    he is not their catcher of the future either.

  36. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:35 pm
    As I said a while back… Phelps earned his spot and Nova was hurt…
    ====================
    How does this pertain to anything I just asked?

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

    You asked me if by saying that Nova being sent down it meant that there was something wrong with him… I have been a staunch fan of Nova as well as Phelps… Just merely refresi=]hing your memory that I already posted to you that as hard as it was, I thought that Nova should stay on triple A to work on his mechanics and give the spot to Phelps

  37. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    He can’t repeat his mechanics on a regular basis
    ===============================
    that could be mental…

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

    No Mick… Muscle memory ( which is basically what repeating a delivery is all about ) has nothing to do with the conscious mental part of pitching IMO.

    But again, I am no shrink, therefore I can’t give you an educated answer on that respect…

  38. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    He can’t repeat his mechanics on a regular basis, that’s the problem I see… He was improving on that right before he got injured…
    ================
    as a former pitcher what would you say is the cause of this lack of repetition?

  39. Pat M. May 28th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Doreen….I forgot to mention this to you the other day…. I was at Dodger Stadium earlier this season and the 100 million ( or so ) dollar upgrades just made this baseball gem that much better….No gimmicks, they just keep the place immaculate and the upgrades are within the specs of the original Palace that O” Malley designed and built back in 1962……

  40. chicken_stanley May 28th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks Tom. I’m another fan south of the Mason/Dixon.

    As for Romine, I agree w Mick… think back to the talk in early ST… Romine seemed like an afterthought. I don’t think Romine is in their long term plans.

  41. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    He can’t repeat his mechanics on a regular basis, that’s the problem I see… He was improving on that right before he got injured…
    ================
    as a former pitcher what would you say is the cause of this lack of repetition?

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

    Too many moving parts… He needs to simplify his delivery… maybe do what Yu did, pitch only from the stretch for a while

  42. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I would even think Wang has more of a chance to be in the rotation than Nova.
    He just doesn’t seem mentally tough enough, his mind wanders.
    In relief there will be no room for that.

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    This night is sucking. I really have no desire to watch the Sux game full time, and who knows how long this rain delay is going to take. I want to make sure I get to see Mo throw out the first pitch, so I’m basically hooked to the television.

    Boo!

  44. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Well got to go…Later

  45. luis May 28th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Oh Mick… And work on his tempo

  46. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Nobody. I mean people were saying that Romine should be starting games rather than sitting out and learning the pitchers, the way Girardi ended up doing it.
    ==========================
    True. But in the end Romines hitting is keeping him put of the lineup.
    So much for the Girardi only wants defensive catcher theory…

  47. mick May 28th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    -out of the lineup-

  48. cbrownell84 May 28th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    rain delay is an exciting thing for me on the west coast! a 6pm local start would be ideal.

    David Adams is going to be a very good player for a long time. Make A-Rod disappear and give the job to unhealthy Youk/Adams

  49. Doreen May 28th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Pat M, that’s great! The place was in need of some sprucing up, but im glad they kept its personality. I hope to make it back one day.

  50. mick May 28th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    someone said the quality of the poster has gone down here.
    wonder if there is any bias involved here as usually that is a personal opinion based on a bias in favor of those who appear to have left us.
    it works both ways as some would think those who have left are not to be missed.
    funny how that works…

  51. tomingeorgia May 28th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Mister mick,
    This matter of repeating your delivery is, I think, mental. My golf game was good when I did that. Two under through 8 holes. Then, I sez to myself, ‘ I can make this par 5 in two, if I just amp it up a little’. Fatal consequences. All mental, because the old body was doing fine doing what it was doing within itself. That’s a mental issue.

  52. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    @Joelsherman1

    Grounds crew has begun to remove tarp. It is still raining, but lightly. #Mets #Yankees

  53. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    ?@HaleMark

    Game slated to start at 8:40 #mets #yankees

  54. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I’m gonna be stuffed by the time this game starts…

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    mick, obviously I can’t know for sure but I’m also thinking that Nova’s days as a starter in pinstripes may be over. I do believe it’s a mental thing with him – unless he’s injured. And if he’s injured and continues to play, then he’s an idiot because he’s only hurting himself by causing the Yankees to re-evaluate whether he’s starting material. It’s too bad because he was really rolling at one point, but with Phelps and Nuno pitching they way they are and Adam Warren somewhere in the wings, I don’t know that there’s a spot anymore for Nova.

    *************

    It’s tragic to watch 2-5 Ryan Dempster mastering the Phils. Their hitting is virtually nonexistent.

  56. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    (I BROKE THE RULE!!….AGAIN!!)

  57. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    tom – agree on the mental aspect. I’m pretty sure I remember Nova himself saying as much sometime last season.

  58. Yankee Trader May 28th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    This is probably old news already,,but Joba was activated for tonight’s game and lefty David Huff was DFA.

  59. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    If the yanks ever win the series this year, the shares and partial shares awarded are going to be pretty interesting.

  60. Yankee Trader May 28th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    http://www.drivelinebaseball.c.....with-them/

    Mick and Tom

    It’s the Brain! :)

  61. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    the posters that left provided nothing but idiocy. most people here currently have some level of intelligence. there are only 2 i can think of that just bring the place down (besides me and my lunatic rantings). One thinks she’s funny and/or knowledgeable and is just a moron. The other thinks he knows something about catchers and is obsessed with Jesus Montero.

  62. Yankee Trader May 28th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    To prevent injuries to the muscles that decelerate the pitching arm, the cerebellum of the brain limits the release velocity that pitching arms can achieve dependent on the ability of the decelerator muscles to safely stop the pitching arm. Therefore, to increase their release velocities, pitchers must convince the cerebellum that their deceleration muscles can safely stop their pitching arms at increased release velocities.

    If drag race cars have the ability to achieve five hundred miles per hour in a one-quarter mile track, but the race track has a two thousand foot cliff only one hundred feet past the finish line, then the question is: Can the drivers stop the cars within one hundred feet? The question that their cerebellum asks baseball pitchers every time that they try to release their fastballs at higher velocities is: Can the muscles that safely stop their pitching arm within the distance between the release and when the pitching arm fully extends straight forward toward home plate? Baseball pitchers must have big brakes!

    From the article above

  63. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Mike Axisa ?@mikeaxisa 1h
    Within two or three days, Jayson Nix will lead the Yankees in games played at both shortstop AND third base this year.
    ——–

    Just the way they drew it up.

  64. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    the posters that left provided nothing but idiocy. most people here currently have some level of intelligence. there are only 2 i can think of that just bring the place down (besides me and my lunatic rantings). One thinks she’s funny and/or knowledgeable and is just a moron. The other thinks he knows something about catchers and is obsessed with Jesus Montero.
    ===

    Who are you?

  65. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Isn’t it past this kid’s bedtime?

    (Harvey)

  66. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I’m the guy that ESPN touted as the next Jackie Robinson following my 3 walk performance in the season opener against the Yankees. They gushed about me, and had Pedro Gomez stalk me to the point that I had to file a TRO against him. :)

  67. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I just subscribed to the MLB.TV feed. It seems pretty good so far. I’m a little surprised that they suppress the commercials. I would think that MLB would have their own commercials if they do not want to use the local broadcast commercials. It’s a shame that they don’t show the players warming up and crowd shots in between innings…

  68. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Let’s go!

  69. blake May 28th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    “Who are you?”

    Charlie, Ringo , niner

  70. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    That went way over my head :)

  71. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Darn, almost off to the races.

  72. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    a shame, Ghostwriter. I wouldve just given you my mlbtv account. i have it for when i travel, barely use it, and as many users as you want can use an mlbtv account at the same time.

  73. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I don’t mind paying.

  74. Benny Blanco May 28th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I remember when cc threw 96. :(

  75. blake May 28th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Harvey throws so hard

  76. Benny Blanco May 28th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Matt Harvey shaving the black with 98

  77. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    The Yanks need to run up Harvey’s pitch count. Generally speaking, this club doesn’t look at enough pitches…

  78. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Nice play

  79. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    That was a great play. Brignac???

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    So I missed Mariano throwing out the first pitch anyway.

    Oh well. I’m sure I’ll see it in highlights.

    BRIGNAC!!!

    :)

  81. blake May 28th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Ghostwriter says:
    May 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    The Yanks need to run up Harvey’s pitch count. Generally speaking, this club doesn’t look at enough pitches…

    Would be nice….might end up behind in a lot of counts though if they go up there in take mode and then it’s game over. That’s why he’s so tough…..he throws strikes and you can’t run his pitch count up because if you try you’ll be 0-2 all night

  82. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Hiro should fire one at this guy’s head.

  83. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I have a feeling Yankees will get to Harvey. Maybe not for a ton, but for enough.

    GO YANKS, HIROKI, AND GET GOING PHILS!! The way Cliff Lee is pitching (he was at 50 pitches, 43 of them strikes) 2-1 Phils may just hold up.

  84. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    1st hr at Citi field? Not surprising it came off Hughesie.

    Is there a baseball player that looks more effeminate than Wright?

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    “That was a great play. Brignac???”

    Brignac.

    :)

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Okay, let’s go DP.

  87. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Kuroda has to locate better. He is usually bad in the 1st inning but with Harvey pitching you can’t fall behind too much.

  88. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    1st hr at Citi field? Not surprising it came off Hughesie.

    Is there a baseball player that looks more effeminate than Wright?

    Mike Piazza

  89. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    This is the friggin mets..
    They aren’t good!!!!

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    “Kuroda has to locate better. He is usually bad in the 1st inning but with Harvey pitching you can’t fall behind too much.”

    Yes.

  91. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    Kuroda has to locate better. He is usually bad in the 1st inning but with Harvey pitching you can’t fall behind too much.

    I know Kuroda has first inning troubles but this what he looked like after he got hit in the leg in Baltimore. I hope this is not a continuation.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    joecembrale, I’m thinking that he looks like he’s healed, thank God.

  93. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Hoping…

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    WHAT????????????????????????????

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Oh that.

    :)

  96. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    So the two guys in their lineup who can hit got hits, no big deal.

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Any guesses on who’ll get the first hit off Harvey?

    I’m guessing that Overbey and Cano both go yard at some point tonight.

    Yes, I may be dreaming.

    :)

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    “So the two guys in their lineup who can hit got hits, no big deal.”

    +1

  99. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    How cute that the Mets treat these games like their world series. Against every other team they look dead and like they are going through the motions. Wright especially annoys me.

  100. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    This is a real short lineup tonight with Brigniac, Stewie and Kuroda at the bottom.

  101. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Adams

  102. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Captain, this is how Mets fans justify their season.

  103. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ghost, “generally speaking” this line up sucks, and with Cano have a strange walk year with very limited protection behind him it can only get worse.

    Jackie B, I hope you have a better entree on this blog than your MLB debut, that coffee must be ice cold by now. ;)

  104. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Top of the 8th, Phils still leading 1-0. There are in serious trouble, generally speaking. They’re lucky Lee was pitching tonight.

    I’ll actually excited to see Papelbum close the game for them.

    :)

  105. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    2-1 phils

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    ac1 – probably a good guess.

    ********

    These nonstop NL games due to the Astros moving over have basically ruined the game of baseball. Where facing the NL in the WS used to have some element of suspense, at some point it will be almost like facing an AL West opponent, we’ll have seen the damned teams so much.

  107. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Need to swing the bat…

  108. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Harvey is absolutely filthy

  109. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ghost, “generally speaking” this line up sucks, and with Cano have a strange walk year with very limited protection behind him it can only get worse.

    Commn, you’re a bore. You’ve been telling how dreadful this team is for weeks, and here they are 10 games above .500, in the hunt for the division title. Save it for somebody who cares.

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Duh. I meant 2-1. Thanks ac1. I meant they were winning by a run.

  111. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Gents lets not ascribe the Yankee offensive futility to anything the Mets do or don’t.

    We have been living the fairy dust season to date and retreads are like “may pops” as to reliability.

    We need new tires!

  112. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    That was quick…

  113. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely nasty stuff from Harvey.. Adams had no chance.

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    “Commn, you’re a bore. You’ve been telling how dreadful this team is for weeks, and here they are 10 games above .500, in the hunt for the division title. Save it for somebody who cares.”

    Pretty much says it all.

  115. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Trish the unbalanced schedule is worse than the interleague. Why should other divisions feast on the crap while the al east would likely have 4 teams dominating baseball if all teams in the league faced each other the same number of times…

  116. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    The retreads are fine though wells has fallen off a cliff…

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    “Gents lets not ascribe the Yankee offensive futility to anything the Mets do or don’t”

    Yes, pay no attention to Harvey. Don’t let his pitching trick you into thinking he has anything to do with the Yankees lack of offense tonight.

    Also, don’t be fooled by the 9 hits the Yankees got last night. That’s not considered offense.

    Oh wait…

  118. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I wish they would do way with interleague but now we are stuck with it. If you are going to have two wild cards the schedules should be weighted evenly.

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    “Trish the unbalanced schedule is worse than the interleague”

    Don’t even get me started on the unbalanced schedule!

    GRRR!!!

  120. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I dont get why boesch isnt getting more time in rf with ichiro and wells having horrible months

  121. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Ghost, and you are an expert?

    No, you’re are simplistic cheerleader, with zero perspective waving his pompoms.

    Even someone as obviously dense as yourself should see the reality with this roster.

    As for boring, I’d prefer that to boobery!

  122. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    wells has fallen off a cliff…
    ————–

    I think he can definitely use a day off. Cano can also use one. His approach has been really bad. Every team is throwing him off speed pitches off the plate and he can’t lay off of them.

  123. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    ac1-

    Might not hurt to give him a chance but I don’t think Boesch is much better. I still think Ichiro can bounce back (I’m stubborn on him).. starting to wonder if Wells is running out of magic though.

  124. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Capt. Exactly. Why is boesch here if not to step n for wells and ichiro?

  125. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I thought that Boesch might play RF tonight. Ichiro isn’t going to be able to slap at a 95 mph fastball. But I guess Girardi wants him in there for his defense.

  126. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Ty they need days off. I havent given up on either..

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    “I wish they would do way with interleague but now we are stuck with it. If you are going to have two wild cards the schedules should be weighted evenly”

    Selig doesn’t know jack sh*t about running a baseball league and what’s worse, he doesn’t show any signs of wanting to learn. He has some wicked karma coming his way at some point. I’d call him a horse’s ass but I don’t want to insult horses’ asses.

  128. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Oh and no way philly is taking lee out with a one run lead. Even in the 9th.

  129. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    ac1-

    Yeah it is pretty puzzling why Girardi isn’t using Boesch more.. good point. both guys need rest.

  130. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Also, don’t be fooled by the 9 hits the Yankees got last night. That’s not considered offense.

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

    Games are won by runs scored, not number of hits. The Yanks outhit the Mets last night and lost. Are you hapy with the Yank’s offense last night?

  131. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I think that Wells will be fine but he has to change his approach. He probably isn’t seeing the ball good right now so he is swinging at everything in sight.

  132. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Ghost, don’t waste your breath. For this guy to call you simplistic, a cheerleader, and someone having zero perspective, he apparently doesn’t know you at all.

  133. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Trisha, another voice from the peanut gallery.

    You are actually contesting my comment about the team’s offense and suggesting that getting 9 hits is relevant?

    When it leads to 1 run?

    You believe that had you envisioned this line up or others they’ve been forced to use due to injuries preseason two months into the season, you could in your wildest imagination emphasis on wildest would be doing as well as they are?

  134. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Briggie with a hit!

  135. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    There goes your perfect game and no hitter :)
    Now work on the shutout.

  136. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Yay!!! Harvey will not pitch a no hitter.

  137. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Yay, a hit, and +8 pitches.

  138. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I would still take Lee on my team. The guy is good. Now the debate comes in when you talk about terms and conditions. But I would not hesitate to make an offer.

  139. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Ghost, and you are an expert?

    No, you’re are simplistic cheerleader, with zero perspective waving his pompoms.

    Even someone as obviously dense as yourself should see the reality with this roster.

    As for boring, I’d prefer that to boobery!
    ====

    I get more right than you do with your cheap cynicism–alot more. How’s that for simplistic, you bloviating self-important windbag?

  140. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Really nice AB from Brignac

  141. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    “Games are won by runs scored, not number of hits. The Yanks outhit the Mets last night and lost. Are you hapy with the Yank’s offense last night?”

    Of course not, but intimating their offense is now nonexistent because they may have hit a rough patch is pretty obtuse IMO.

  142. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Yanks will be looking at lee this summer even with the pitching depth we have.

  143. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Trisha, Nor do I want to!

    Have you ordained yourself as blog monitor or Ms. Righteous?

    Your opinions are simply that opinions, sometimes more and often less!

  144. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Good job Stewie. Way to get your hacks in. You cost us last night Stew!

  145. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I don’t think the Yanks can afford Lee. That ship has sailed.

  146. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    “You believe that had you envisioned this line up or others they’ve been forced to use due to injuries preseason two months into the season, you could in your wildest imagination emphasis on wildest would be doing as well as they are?”

    Absolutely. Read my posts before the season began and you’ll see it in black and white.

  147. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Ghost, “you get more right”?

    You self serving blowhard, maybe you should have your own blog.

    So it could be ignored!

  148. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    “As for boring, I’d prefer that to boobery!”

    Great word!! I’m a big fan of nimrodery; nincompoopery too :D

  149. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    “Your opinions are simply that opinions, sometimes more and often less!”

    :lol:

    As are yours, by the way!

  150. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Yanks will assume no pettitte or kuroda or rivera, youkilis, etc next year frees up money for lee

  151. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks, Trisha I’m terribly impressed with his opinions on much of anything at all, least of all me.

  152. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    But i agree the lee ship had probably sailed

  153. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Shoo

  154. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Good piece of hitting by Gardner

  155. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Phl up 3-1. Now they may go to papelbon with the 2 run cushion.

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    :)

    Good going boys!!!

  157. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    If Gardner does that last night with 2nd and 3rd, we win the game.

  158. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    We have some arms the phils might like.

  159. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    These are the Yankees dammit!

    :)

    “Phl up 3-1. Now they may go to papelbon with the 2 run cushion.”

    Very cool! Gonna watch that half inning.

  160. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Need Cano to have a good at bat

  161. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Gardner’s looked good both AB’s against Harvey. Huge AB for Cano here early on.

  162. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    We need cano to carry us and he isnt…. They will give him nothing to hit with wells sucking behind him

  163. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    EDIT:

    Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks, Trisha I’m not terribly impressed with his opinions on much of anything at all, least of all me.

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

    ac1 let me guess – bryl cream Tazawa. Cheaters never win!

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

    Hey Robby’s having a good AB at least.

  166. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Yanks making harvey work now if nothing else

  167. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Happy Culbreth isn’t behind the plate. Harvey would have a no hitter.

  168. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Another small moment from Little Poppi

  169. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Yanks get buchholz friday. They should be watching his left arm for shinyness…

  170. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Watching on ESPN…a bit more objective commentary than the YES crew. Krukie mentioned how Overbay might get some time in the OF when Tex (whose injury I secretly hope requires surgery) returns. DFA’ing Lyle would make me very sad :(

  171. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Trisha, you are again suggesting, no insisting that in the face of all the team’s injuries and question marks at the start of this season.

    That you predicted that they would be in contention 2 months into the season?

    Pardon me while I gag, because dear lady that would make you either a Pollyanna or as noted a simplistic cheerleader!

    I guess they’re synonymous! lol

  172. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Too bad… At least they roughed him up a bit…

  173. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    At least they are having some really good hacks against him. Cano not being able to lay off that crap is why he is struggling this year. The plate discipline is just not there and he doesn’t have anyone protecting him in the lineup.

  174. longtimefan May 28th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Cano is a choke

  175. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    The real sinking Canoe is back. Has a good ab, then strikes out like a loser on a pathetic pitch. Wright hits a game tying hr, our loser strikes out.

  176. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    foxtrot, I read that Cashman said they were going to consider having him do some work in the outfield.

  177. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Of course not, but intimating their offense is now nonexistent because they may have hit a rough patch is pretty obtuse IMO.

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

    They are ranked tenth of lower in the AL in all of the major offensive stats except for home runs. This is because they have hit a rough patch? Their success so far is a result of their pitching, specifically having a superior bullpen. To think otherwise is very obtuse.

  178. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Lyle is no outfielder.

  179. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Robbie’s’ going through a bit of a cold streak but I would (likely) never blame him for the team’s (potential) losing; he’s simply way too good for such a thing.

  180. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I know adams and overbay have been good but i think having youkilis and mr pop up will also help. Just wish adams could play ss.

  181. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    “Trisha, you are again suggesting, no insisting that in the face of all the team’s injuries and question marks at the start of this season.

    That you predicted that they would be in contention 2 months into the season?

    Pardon me while I gag, because dear lady that would make you either a Pollyanna or as noted a simplistic cheerleader!

    I guess they’re synonymous! lol”

    Then that makes you the fool, numbnuts, because I got it right and you got it wrong.

    Now go and cheer for your team of choice, obviously not the Yankees.

    See ya now!

    :)

  182. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Pitchers hitting is a complete waste of time.

  183. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Cone suggesting to hit Harvey in the hand LOL!!!

  184. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Didnt hughes give up two hits to niese?

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    tbone, go play with faux commonsense, would ya.

    All of their comeback wins were due to offense.

    You have gotten to the point of being beyond boring. You’re oppressive.

    See ya now pal.

  186. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    “foxtrot, I read that Cashman said they were going to consider having him do some work in the outfield.”

    Yes! And jack, he may not be, but it’s definitely worth finding out. He said today on Francesa that he doesn’t care if he plays once a month. Imo he’s earned his roster spot!!

  187. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Nix doesn’t get that.

  188. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    That on hughes. By August he’ll have two more hits.

  189. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Tampa and baltimore tied their games up

  190. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    “Robbie’s’ going through a bit of a cold streak but I would (likely) never blame him for the team’s (potential) losing; he’s simply way too good for such a thing.”

    Thank you.

    George Santayana would have a ball with these guys.

    Every player goes through cold streaks in the course of a season. In fact, more than one cold streak.

  191. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I would rather keep Adams on the roster over Overbay. Adams could fill in at 3rd, 2nd and 1st. He is also much better defensively than Youk. Overbay doesn’t have a position or a role once Youk and Tex come back. They also don’t need another lefty infielder on the bench.

  192. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    ac, he sure did lol.

  193. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Papelbum pitching bottom of the 9th. 95 mph fast ball.

    One out with the Keebler elf up.

  194. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Sure Trish, go tell it to Rick Cerone, or is it Rick Cerrone?

  195. mick May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    numbnuts, lol….

  196. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Papelbum looking better with the Phils than he did at the end with the Sux.

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    “Sure Trish, go tell it to Rick Cerone, or is it Rick Cerrone?”

    Like you knew, Dbag.

  198. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Ghost, I’m not here to impress you since you are the equivalent of a home team ideologue.

    You allow your personal belief/opinion to confirm your point of view, with no regard to fact or logic.

    Now act like an adult and read the majority of these posts, then tell me it’s not mainly wishful thinking?

    You’re a fan with baseball astigmatism and while there is nothing wrong with your pov , at the very least don’t act like it can’t be challenged with reason.

  199. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    2 down.

    One more to go and Yanks may be on their way to reclaiming first place!

  200. j9d May 28th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I like Nix as a stop gap but Brignac’s defense is so much more reliable. If he can approach a respectable OBP then he might be a solution for awhile. His offense used to be better. Maybe some time with Kevin Long will help.

  201. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    trisha, my pleasure. Anyone that would (blame him) should have his/her head examined :)

  202. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I don’t know what to do with Overbay either, but he has a good chunk of our big hits this year.

  203. mick May 28th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    all the Duda day….

  204. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Wells wake up…

  205. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Is wells serious?n trying to up his pitch count and that. He is becoming the new mr pop up.

  206. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Is wells serious?n trying to up his pitch count and that. He is becoming the new mr pop up.

    ——————

    Wells has come back down to earth rather quickly… hasn’t been performing all that well over the last month+.

  207. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Ghost, I’m not here to impress you since you are the equivalent of a home team ideologue.

    You allow your personal belief/opinion to confirm your point of view, with no regard to fact or logic.

    Now act like an adult and read the majority of these posts, then tell me it’s not mainly wishful thinking?

    You’re a fan with baseball astigmatism and while there is nothing wrong with your pov , at the very least don’t act like it can’t be challenged with reason.
    ===
    Why do you keep pursuing this interaction with me? I’ve already told you: Save it for somebody who cares. Which part of that are you not understanding?

  208. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Nice job big fatso.

    PAPS SAYS HOW’RE YA DOIN, SUX?!

    Phils win 3-1.

    Now Yanks need to win this game.

  209. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Trisha, which of Santayana’s aphorisms are you quoting?

    Perhaps us lowly pedestrian folks might bask in your literary light? ;)

    BTW, on a serious note, if you did “predict” this fairy dust start to the season, did you bet it?

    Maybe you could work the sport’s book in Vegas? ;)

  210. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    hame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Is wells serious?n trying to up his pitch count and that. He is becoming the new mr pop up.

    ——————

    Wells has come back down to earth rather quickly… hasn’t been performing all that well over the last month+.

    ===

    It’s more like the last two weeks that he’s struggled.

  211. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    And Papelbon finishes off his former team. Yayyyy. C’mon Yanks!!

    Btw, young Harvey seems thus far to be the real deal, i.e. as advertised. His stuff is “polished,” fo sho.

  212. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Either adams will be back in aaa or overbay will be released. Knowing cash he goes with the option that he gets to keep both men. Overbay stays for now and adams goes back to aaa but knowing there is a future on our team for him.

  213. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Papelbon said he let “Cinco Takeover” This dude is whacked.

  214. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Yanks havent lost 3 in a row this season and they wont start now.

  215. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    As a matter of fact, I did know that. I know lots of other things about baseball , like when a player is designated for assignmet he doesn;t auto matically go to Triplr=A.

    As for calling me a d-bag, fell free because even though you know nothing about me or my background. Byu the way, what would your parish priest feel about you trying to insukt me because I have a different opinion then you do? I’d guess he’d say it’s not a very Christ like thing to do. :)

  216. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Either adams will be back in aaa or overbay will be released. Knowing cash he goes with the option that he gets to keep both men. Overbay stays for now and adams goes back to aaa but knowing there is a future on our team for him.
    ==

    He almost has to keep them both. The alternative could prove very risky.

  217. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Ghost – These are his numbers over the last 28 days: .228/.260/.380/.641

  218. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I think Youk is coming back at the perfect time…if he can stay healthy of course. They can really use another right handed bat. The lineup is totally dead right now.

  219. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    It’s pretty funny how bad Mo’s first pitch was tonight…

  220. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    joecembrale says:
    May 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm
    I don’t know what to do with Overbay either, but he has a good chunk of our big hits this year.

    Totally, e.g. a game winning homer in extras during that scrappy win against Rodney and the Rays.

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    “BTW, on a serious note, if you did “predict” this fairy dust start to the season, did you bet it?”

    I don’t bet on the Yankees – money that is.

    But I do bet in Ritter Sports Bars.

    PREDICTIONS FOR 2013

    Trisha – 97
    Jacksquat – 96
    Poetkiosk – 96
    Newyorkfanforever – 95
    Jmills – 95
    Doc Iac – 95*
    Yankeehotelfoxtrot - 95
    rm – 94
    Tomingeorgia – 94
    Nilsson – 94
    r115 – 94
    BBfan - 94
    Munson – 93
    Ghostwriter – 93
    Big Al – 93
    The Straw – 93
    Warning Track Power - 93
    Carly – 93
    Tabbert – 93
    CountryClub – 93
    Shame Spencer - 92
    Mike_Boston - 92
    Utility Man – 92
    Chip – 92
    Jmv – 92
    Nick in SF – 92
    Mike Ri – 92
    joecembrale – 92
    pyankfan – 92
    Tackleberry – 91
    RMS – 91
    RadioKev – 91
    ac1 – 91
    massjake – 91
    Yankeefeminista – 91
    Noreaster – 91
    Joeman – 90
    GregD – 90
    Bronx Jeers – 90
    4 NYY – 89
    Blake – 89
    Yankee21 – 89
    Luis – 89
    Astrocityfan – 89
    Austinmac – 88
    David in Cal – 88
    Yankee Trader – 88
    Cashmoney – 87
    Charlestonchew – 87
    Jackson – 87
    PacoDooley – 87
    Bruceb – 86
    Vineyard Yankee – 86
    Bobby Murcer – 86
    Don – 86
    Mike in Harrisburg – 86
    Baby Ruth – 85
    Sammiejohnson – 85
    Joeman – 85
    Felix Unger – 84
    bardos – 83
    Your Worst Nightmare – 83
    Deal With It – 82
    Oscar Madison – 82
    Niblick – 81
    MaineYankee – 80
    Cujo – 80
    Comet – 79
    Blutarsky – 78

    *late prediction

  222. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Ghost – These are his numbers over the last 28 days: .228/.260/.380/.641
    —-

    That’s because of the last two weeks. He actually raised his batting average and OPS during the first couple weeks of the month, peaking on May 15.

  223. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Ballpark kept that from being a homerun

  224. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Ghost, what I am not understanding is your reluctance to see truth.

    Sadly this confirms a long held and factually supported opinion.

    Ignorance is correctible with education, whereas ignorance and arrogance can not be.

    Save yourself, I’ll pray for you! Night Caspar!

  225. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    My parish priest would tell me not to waste my time on sarcastic losers but to pray for them. So I will pray for you Tbone.

    Now go ‘way. Shoo shoo.

  226. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Does Overbay have minor league options? I somehow doubt it but that stuff (contractual details) can be/is complicated.

  227. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Ignorance is correctible with education, whereas ignorance and arrogance can not be.

    ===

    Pot, kettle, black.

  228. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    “Ballpark kept that from being a homerun”

    Good thing because Kuroda is known for giving up homers.

    Oh wait, that’s Hughes I’m thinking of.

    ;)

  229. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Nice little pitchers’ duel going on right now.

    Maybe the Lohud boxing match would be better saved for halftime?

  230. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Adams will probably go to AAA until another injury pops up. It makes sense instead of getting rid of Overbay and then losing him. Considering how brittle Youk, Hafner and Tex are I doubt that Adams will be down there for long.

  231. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    My parish priest would tell me not to waste my time on sarcastic losers but to pray for them. So I will pray for you Tbone.

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

    If you know as much about religion as you do about baseball, I’d prefer you don’t pry for me. I’d be better of. :)

  232. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Trish, “Ritter sport’s bars”, is that a candy bar?

    You predicted this team would win 97 games?

    And you wager candy bars and not money?

    Convenient, no? ;)

    At this point dear lady I’m only busting you but you really can’t expect anyone to take that call seriously in light of the facts, i.e. retreads and age!

  233. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Ichiro has to lay off those high fastballs

  234. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Just got home from movie night with the kids and I see we are still not scoring :(

  235. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    DAMN he’s still quick!!!

  236. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Does ichiro run here?

  237. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I said 104

  238. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Now he has to try and steal 2nd base can’t stay at 1st base like a statue.

  239. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Who was in the booth?

  240. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Hopefully Yanks can do something with the leadoff guy on this inning..

    Flipping back and forth between this and hockey. Nothing like playoff hockey game 7.

  241. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    joe, I sure hope so. We need a damn run!!

  242. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    “At this point dear lady I’m only busting you but you really can’t expect anyone to take that call seriously in light of the facts, i.e. retreads and age!”

    See it doesn’t matter to me who takes what seriously. I have my own mind and the ability to think beyond my nose and the ability to see lots of things that others may miss.

    Now I want to watch the game, thank you.

  243. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 9:57 pm
    Who was in the booth?

    John Franco

  244. Duh Innings II May 28th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    One run in 14 innings against the lowly Mets is pathetic.

    We have to figure the Yanks can’t sink any lower than that.

    At least Boston lost tonight.

    No more Cano batting second. He wants star money, he must bat in the typical star spot in the batting order: third or cleanup.

  245. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    “I said 104″

    Oops. I’ll add it right now. I meant to last time you said it, but you also guessed it after the start of the season, correct?

  246. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    GW – He’s come down quite a bit since the end of April, so if he managed to raise his numbers after that point I’m a little surprised…. didn’t realize how awful he’s been, then.

  247. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I think Gardner rubbed off on Ichiro. Now they both don’t run on the bases.

  248. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I really dont get it. Ichiro had to go with braniac up. What are the odds stewie and kuroda are getting hits here

  249. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    ====

    He’s been pretty atrocious over the last two weeks, garnering something like 4 hits during that period. It would be great if he came out of his funk tonight. We sure could use some offense…

  250. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Stewart has a 0.00000001% chance of getting a hit against Harvey. It might not be that much higher than any of us.

  251. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    igotid, posting the beginning of the chart to show you I got it this time. :)

    PREDICTIONS FOR 2013

    Igotid88 104*
    Trisha – 97
    Jacksquat – 96
    Poetkiosk – 96
    Newyorkfanforever – 95
    Jmills – 95
    Doc Iac – 95*
    Yankeehotelfoxtrot - 95
    rm – 94
    Tomingeorgia – 94
    Nilsson – 94

  252. jmills May 28th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Trish has a stick to it fortitude, and to this Torontarian, a New York state of mind

    :D

  253. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The team wasn’t as bad as a lot of predicted before the season started. When there were further injuries, it started to look dicey, but they still had pitching.

    Anyway, saying the Yankees offense is medicore right now is pointless. If you’re a Yankee fan, you route for the guys as it is.

  254. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    “GW – He’s come down quite a bit since the end of April, so if he managed to raise his numbers after that point I’m a little surprised…. didn’t realize how awful he’s been, then.”

    Guess it’s over for Wells, alas. We’ll remember we read it here.

    :D

  255. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    If Ichiro isn’t going to steal bases anymore he is really useless. His hitting has been horrible all year and he needs to take advantage of his speed when he actually gets on base. Pitchers used to be so scared of him on 1st base that it would mess up the pitcher and now he doesn’t even move off of 1st base.

  256. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Duh Innings II May 28th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    One run in 14 innings against the lowly Mets is pathetic.

    ===
    There’s no shame in getting shut down by a couple of terrific pitching performances.

  257. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Kay is wrong about the Mets not wanting Harvey to go 120 since he threw 122 5 starts ago.

    Thanks joe

  258. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Nick, you can’t tell me this group of ragamuffins posing as major leaguers has you white knuckled out there by the bay?

    Humor eases the pain and I have nothing to read! ;)

  259. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I wouldn’t write off Wells just yet.

  260. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Simply put, this team doesn’t run. There was so much emphasis on “manufacturing runs” going into the season. Doesn’t that imply that the team is going to hit and run, steal bases (or at least attempt to) and the like? I really don’t get it, especially in a cavernous park like Citi Field against a tough pitcher.

  261. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    Kay is wrong about the Mets not wanting Harvey to go 120 since he threw 122 5 starts ago.
    ——————————————————————

    He can go 120 but I doubt the Mets want him going 120 that many more times..

  262. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Yes. I predicted the day you ended it

  263. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    If gardner, cano and wells can have some decent at bats next inning we may be able to get harvey’s pitch count into the mid nineties.

  264. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Trish, put me down for
    117!!
    REINFORCEMENTS on their way. This will be record breaking year with 28 out of the way.

  265. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    No one’s writing him off.. he’s just becoming the .250 hitter he’s always been likely to be.

    I’m very sad about Grandy..

  266. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Kruk talking about college softball… people watch that?

  267. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    If it’s 120 in 9ip they might

  268. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    “Trish has a stick to it fortitude, and to this Torontarian, a New York state of mind

    :D

    Thanks jmills! And you know that I believe what I say with every fiber of my being. My statements are never gratuitous.

  269. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Igotid88- you could have ended that statement with “Kay is wrong.”

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    “No one’s writing him off.. he’s just becoming the .250 hitter he’s always been likely to be. ”

    I disagree that he’s been likely to be a 250 hitter. But we can compare notes at the end of the season.

  271. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    He also threw it in 5.1

  272. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    It will be nice to get Hafner back in the lineup tomorrow. They really miss his bat when he isn’t in there.

  273. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The team wasn’t as bad as a lot of predicted before the season started. When there were further injuries, it started to look dicey, but they still had pitching.

    Anyway, saying the Yankees offense is medicore right now is pointless. If you’re a Yankee fan, you route for the guys as it is.
    ==

    Their pitching depth is quite exceptional, and the reason to expect that this Yankee club would be competitive while their sluggers healed. Only the truly myopic couldn’t see how formidable their pitching would make them. What’s been amazing is how they are onto to plan C and D on some positions, but they keep battling.

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    SoS are you being serious? What number do you really want me to put you down for, because I will.

  275. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm
    If it’s 120 in 9ip they might
    ————————————————————-

    Maybe but I’m sure they are thinking long-term with Harvey.. the Mets are going nowhere this year. Take some miles off hsi arm and hope that in 5 years, he’s anchoring a very good Mets team.

  276. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Kuroda kicking butt!!!

  277. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    But yeah I’m not doubting that Michael Kay is wrong, haha.

  278. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    At the risk of redundancy, can Overbay be optioned to Scranton?

  279. jmills May 28th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Igotid88 – Jeff Buckley is automatic in the hall. Much broader body of work than so many others already in there. Put him in, already.

  280. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Maybe Ike Davis is a pitcher like his father

  281. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Trish, you actually se things that others can not see?

    Now I understand your affinity with Ghost!

    I will not test your mojo with my humorous pin pricks lest you cast a spell but.

    Could you possibly do something about those Yankee bats which look more like the NY Post than Adirondack?

  282. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I think Overbay has to be released and every other team has a shot at him. If they get rid of him, I can’t imagine he doesn’t get picked up by somebody.

  283. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Given his last 2 seasons, .250 is being optimistic! There was no reason to expect otherwise, but I’ll be more than happy if he somehow turns back the clock.

    His home/away splits are still kinda funky… I’m sure it’ll level out but it’s surprising.

  284. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Kuroda’s matching him right now though! Last start was definitely an aberration.

  285. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Maybe the Lohud boxing match would be better saved for halftime?
    ——–

    Every game thread, King of the Hill breaks out. YCPB but you sure can predict Lohud Game Threads. Especially when you see the competitors in the arena.

  286. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    No one’s writing him off.. he’s just becoming the .250 hitter he’s always been likely to be.

    ===

    Perhaps. But I doubt it. Wells hasn’t had a stretch this good in over two years. This suggests to me that he might be a bit more than a .250 hitter. I think that he could produce at or near his 2010 levels if he can stay healthy.

  287. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    …Am I better than Ike Davis? We might all be better than Ike Davis right now. Poor Ike.

  288. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    “There’s no shame in getting shut down by a couple of terrific pitching performances.”

    Dear God, thank you for rational and objective thinking in the face of predictable fandom reaction (and I don’t use that in a pejorative sense, but rather in a factual sense)

  289. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    At the risk of redundancy, can Overbay be optioned to Scranton?

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

    Overbay is out of options. For the Yanks to stash him in Triplr=Q he would need to clear waivers first.

  290. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    Maybe Ike Davis is a pitcher like his father

    In the book Steinbrenner’s Yankees by Ed Linn, Ron Davis is prtrayed as one of the cheapest most miserable people to inhabit a clubhouse.

  291. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Byrd is the word.

  292. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    “Could you possibly do something about those Yankee bats which look more like the NY Post than Adirondack?”

    Unless this is your first season watching baseball, you know full well that there are ebbs and flows. Smart money waits patiently and sees the turn that is inevitable.

  293. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Big bobble out there by Byrd! Huge extra base since we know Gardner wasn’t going to steal it, haha.

    Gardner needs to be in very spot of the lineup tonight.. he’s looked awesome.

  294. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I can’t tell who about what white knuckles?

    I’m more sweating out the Copa Libertadores match between Club Santa Fe and Garcilaso to worry too much about the Yanks while they’re hovering around first place in late May.

    And I have the Yanks at 92 wins, prediction made in the wee wee hours of Opening Day.

  295. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    They have to figure out a way to score Gardner. Cano has to get the job done with Wells struggling.

  296. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    You really need cano to get a hit here as opposed to rolling a ball to the right side and get high fives for advancing the runner.

  297. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Gardner owns Harvey!! ‘kay, I’m kidding :)

    Play for one run, Joe!

  298. bruceb May 28th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Can we please scratch a run out some time soon?

  299. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Jeff Buckley should wait like everyone else other than those inducted the first year it opened. And he is mostly known for his cover of Hallelujah. There are many others who are not in yet who deserve to be in. He might get in but not first ballot.

  300. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    *Triple-A

  301. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    You really need cano to get a hit here as opposed to rolling a ball to the right side and get high fives for advancing the runner.
    ———————————————————————-

    A hit is better but I’d gladly take moving the runner over.

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    COME ON YANKS!!!

    A silly deep fly will do it. If you can do more, by all means, do it.

  303. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Nice job Robbie. Just do your job. Vernon has to get this guy in. Infield in… gotta get this done.

  304. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Sads.

  305. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Yeah Vernon is back to being Vernon… damn.

  306. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Okay, I am here to say that was horrid. I do have eyes.

    :(

  307. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Michael Kay “he does his job.” Kidding right. If Francisco Cervell did that it is getting the job done. And wells pops up, horrific.

  308. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Steal home Brett

  309. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Good (not great) AB by Robbie

  310. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Vernon needs to sit a few games.

  311. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Wells has to be kidding me. In that spot how in the world do you hack at the 1st pitch? 2 at bats in a row that he swung at the 1st pitch.

  312. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    They could do the Dave Adams thing and ask him not to sign with anyone; that they’ll re-sign him after he clears. I’m a big fan of that move :)

    Really, Vern-o?? Another pop-up?? Dude needs some time on the pine! Hopefully Overbay CAN play the OF, so he can play left (or right) against righties!

  313. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Damn.

  314. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Shocker. Another first pitch pop up by wells.

  315. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Lyle, this would be a good time for your homer.

  316. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    YES!!

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Or a line-drive base hit.

    :)

    GO YANKS!!!!!!

  318. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Vernon needs to sit a few games.

    Yep.

  319. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Overbay!!

  320. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Go Overbay!!!

  321. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    And yet one more reason why Lyle needs to stay :D :D :D

  322. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Overbay does it again. No way yanks release him yet.

  323. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Overbay doesn’t want to be dfa’d when Tex comes back

  324. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Jeff Buckley will be okay waiting as long as it takes.

  325. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Yes!!!

  326. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Over-bey
    He must stay!

  327. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Overbay did the job, not cano

  328. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Harvey’s distracted take advantage Adams. FB coming

  329. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    10 things I’d like to see.
    1 ichiro bunt for the rest of the season.
    2 gardner swing for the fences the rest of the year.
    3 have a picture of scocia on wells locker for motivation.
    4 have picture of adams and $$$ on canos locker.
    5 have romine wear cervellis number to get stwert watching his back.
    6 have luis sojo get a glove and go field at short.
    7 let adams play the year ala canos first season and bat him second with cano behind for protection.
    8 have girardi allow junk food back in clubhouse so cccan gain his weight back and so he can have more back into It adding 3 mph back.
    9 bring the squirrell from old yankee stadium to right field pole.
    10 have overbay donate some ice water in his veins toremainder of team.

  330. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    You can’t dfa Overbay… he’s going to get snatched up very quickly.

  331. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    JF was saying this morning that Wells has been less selective lately.. have to agree. He could just be sinking back into some old habits.. at least that would mean it’s correctable.

  332. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Overbay may not be better than Tex, but I like watching him more.

  333. Yank 97 May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    At this point, Overbay is our best clutch hitter and our 2nd best player

  334. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Now, it’s time for Adams to take him deep…

  335. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Does mess with our Yanks, Metsies.

    :)

  336. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    jmills-

    If you are out there, are you watching Sharks-Kings?

  337. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Overbay may not be better than Tex, but I like watching him more.

    Me too.

  338. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Ghost, CC coming off an injury and velocity down.

    Kuroda 39 with over 200 innings last year.
    Pettitte an injury away from retiring.
    Hughes the title of my book, “An Inconsistent Career”.
    Nova erratic.
    Phelps, Warren Nuno all unproven.

    You however o’ great seer knew with unwavering certainty that this group would do as well as they have to date, before the fact?

    This is beyond terminal arrogance, why it’s almost ….”otherworldly”! lol

  339. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Kruk talking about college softball… people watch that?
    ——-

    I do. World Series this week baby. I’m pumped!!

  340. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Tex and youk back this weekend. Overbay stays for now and adams returns to aaa. Fair or not this is the only way to hold onto everyone…

  341. jmills May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Igotid88, u sure are being tough about the Buckley thing; I will continue to throw my support his sway :) hope all is acceptable in your outing! P.S., I really like the fact Blondie is in.

  342. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Yank 97 May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    At this point, Overbay is our best clutch hitter and our 2nd best player

    It’s like he’s Matsui, or something. It’s been a long time since this club has had that kind of clutch hitting.

  343. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    “Can we please scratch a run out some time soon?”

    From your lips to God’s ears!

    :)

  344. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Marco Scutaro is the DH for the SF Giants tonight. That’s some wild, wacky stuff.

  345. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Overbay always gives you a good veteran like at bat. He has been good in these spots because he doesn’t try to do too much,

  346. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    6 have luis sojo get a glove and go field at short.

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

    We want Luis!

  347. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Trisha. Serious as overbays bat. Put me down coach. 117!

  348. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    Kruk talking about college softball… people watch that?
    ——-

    I do. World Series this week baby. I’m pumped!!
    ——————————————————————–

    I just can’t get pumped up when it all comes down to having 1 pitcher who goes every single game. Plus, I feel like there are maybe 30 good teams in America and the rest can’t catch popups? Maybe I’m wrong…haven’t given it a whole lot of chance outside of my sister’s games.

  349. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Top of the order, lets put them down quick.

  350. jmills May 28th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Tyler! ……..rather ignoring hockey after all that Leaf stuff……..

  351. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    They have to get Harvey’s hit pitch count up in the 7th. He is only at 83 pitches. Parnell is most likely not available tonight.

  352. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Can someone tell wells that its 3 strike to get out not one pitch. He’s doing a cano impersonation without the average or good contact.

  353. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Darn it Cano

  354. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Aw… sads.

  355. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Mirror inning. Little Poppi with another small moment.

  356. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    SoS. You got it.

    *************

    Nobody has to fear that Overbey is going anywhere. I am so sure of it that if I am wrong, I will give every person on this forum a Ritter Sports Bar.

  357. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    DP on its way. Then no harm, no foul.

  358. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Unreal. Cano’s play this year has been weird…something is just missing.

  359. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    Unreal. Cano’s play this year has been weird…something is just missing.

    A brain.

  360. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    jmills-

    I’ve pretty much done the same thing but figured I’d tune in for the game 7. I think both our teams have the longest drought without the Cup now :(

  361. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    “Overbay may not be better than Tex, but I like watching him more.”

    He may be just as good and possibly IS better. Tex is a stiff, short porch bore. Lyle’s just as good defensively and is a clutch, gap hitter with power. Btw, I like watching him more too!!

  362. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    jmills May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    Igotid88, u sure are being tough about the Buckley thing; I will continue to throw my support his sway hope all is acceptable in your outing! P.S., I really like the fact Blondie is in.
    ——-

    Sorry I wasn’t trying to be

  363. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    SoS, if the Yanks win 117 I’ll drive those chocolates down to Temeculaterata myself along with some Smirnoff Iced Vodka Coffee Shooters or whatever it is you said you like to drink.

    But seriously, maybe it’s time to have a beer. There are so many good ones. How about a Guinness, on me?

  364. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Hi jmills :)

  365. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Really uncomfortable with Murphy up there.

  366. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    “How about a Guinness, on me?”

    Mmmm…Guinness.

  367. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Ghost, CC coming off an injury and velocity down.

    Kuroda 39 with over 200 innings last year.
    Pettitte an injury away from retiring.
    Hughes the title of my book, “An Inconsistent Career”.
    Nova erratic.
    Phelps, Warren Nuno all unproven.

    You however o’ great seer knew with unwavering certainty that this group would do as well as they have to date, before the fact?

    This is beyond terminal arrogance, why it’s almost ….”otherworldly”! lol
    ==

    I would say that arrogance is being proven wrong, and still insisting that they were right, despite all evidence to the contrary, and the ones that got it right were wrong.

  368. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Murphy is a good hitter and he is on every pitch

  369. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Lyle is maybe only better than Tex hitting against rhp. Against lhp obviously it is no contest. Tex is probably a little better defensively.

  370. jmills May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Tyler, you’ve never won, and I’ve never won that I remember :)

  371. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    WHAT A PLAY BY GARDNER

  372. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzze.

  373. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    GGBG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He’s sweet out there in center!!!

  374. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Gardner is so freakin good in CF

  375. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Grandy doesn’t get that sorry. What. A. Catch.

  376. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Wow!!!!

  377. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Nick my no cal bro,
    I can’t believe anyone watches a complete soccer game after first goal is scored.
    Things I’d like to see changed.
    1 eight players vs 11
    2 you flop other team gets penalty kick.
    3 no offsides
    4 wider goals.
    5 you get a yellow card other team gets a man adv. For a couple minutes.
    6 more fistacuffs

  378. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    4th outfielder!

  379. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Gardner does it again

  380. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Gardy robs Murphy AGAIN!! Consecutive nights with the #1 play on Sportscenter? Probably not but definitely in the top ten and prob. top three on BT’s web gems.

  381. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    You really have to locate to Murphy and Wright

  382. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Yanks are dying to give this run back

  383. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    This will NOT be deja vu all over again.

    Just thought I’d mention that.

  384. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    jmills-

    Ugh, when you put it that way, haha… definitely 2 depressing teams to follow.

  385. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    @MikeVacc

    Free advice to Murphy: don’t hit it there. #mets

  386. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve never seen a defensive catcher whiff on as many routine pitches as Stewie does

  387. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    What are the chances of that happening two nights in a row?

  388. njsketch May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    stewart with his clutch defensive skills behind the plate

  389. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Damn it Montero you should have caught on that

  390. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I hope that was Kuroda’s fault and not Stewart. Too many balls are getting by Stewart this year.

  391. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    I’ve never seen a defensive catcher whiff on as many routine pitches as Stewie does
    ————————————-

    Just thinking that.. he sure has some ugly moments for a guy who is supposed to be solid back there.

  392. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Blame romine

  393. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Just wow.

  394. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    That was filthy.. Wright had no chance.

  395. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Big strikeout of Wright. Kuroda sure is a pro!!

    Tex is only gonna play a few games in Scranton before joining the big team…I’d be shocked if he’s hitting .250+ at the all-star break.

  396. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    This effing loser just cost us again. This piece of ish Stewart. What a pile of garbage he is. This fckface loser. This bum man’s Jon Hamm.

    It’s the Dawn of a new era. The Stew Era.

  397. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    great pitch. I would have pitched around shows you what I know

  398. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Is it just me, or has Stewie looked a lil off since coming back from that groin thing..?

  399. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    “I hope that was Kuroda’s fault and not Stewart. Too many balls are getting by Stewart this year.”

    Leiter said they probably just got crossed up on the call.

  400. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Sometimes it looks like Stewart is 40 years old behind the plate. I would rather see Romine catch everyday instead of him.

  401. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    I’ve never seen a defensive catcher whiff on as many routine pitches as Stewie does
    ————————————-

    Just thinking that.. he sure has some ugly moments for a guy who is supposed to be solid back there.
    ===

    He generally is pretty solid.

  402. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Stewart will get a passed ball, but that looked like a missed sign.

  403. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    “Blame romine”

    Ha!! :D

  404. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    “Is it just me, or has Stewie looked a lil off since coming back from that groin thing..?”

    It’s not just you.

  405. tbone1570 May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve never seen a defensive catcher whiff on as many routine pitches as Stewie does

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

    Makes you wonder about his rep as a good defensive catcher.

  406. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Sometimes it looks like Stewart is 40 years old behind the plate. I would rather see Romine catch everyday instead of him.
    ==

    Stewart is still a better hitter.

  407. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Tex is only gonna play a few games in Scranton before joining the big team…I’d be shocked if he’s hitting .250+ at the all-star break.

    I’ll be shocked if he is still playing and not on the DL.

  408. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    Is it just me, or has Stewie looked a lil off since coming back from that groin thing..?
    ————————————————————–

    He could be but he is Chris Stewart. He’s always a lil off.

  409. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    “Stewart will get a passed ball, but that looked like a missed sign.”

    Yes.

  410. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    KURODA!!!!!!!!

  411. Against All Odds May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Got him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  412. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    The Mets

  413. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Omg…Kuroda is SO good!!!

  414. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    That was a beautiful play.

  415. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    TELL ME HOW FLIPPIN’ BEAUTIFUL THAT WAS!!!!!

    How can you not be in love with these guys!

  416. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Stewie is fine defensively in general but he just misses too many balls that aren’t even in the dirt….he just missed them….did it last year too

  417. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Nice!!! He was clearly out, not even a close play. Very minor league of Tejada to even argue.

  418. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Great play by Brignac too. This team is a “team.” I love it!!

  419. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Yes!!

  420. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world. Nothing needs to be changed, except more technology to help referees get calls right, like the goal-line technology.

  421. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    “I can’t believe anyone watches a complete soccer game after first goal is scored.”

    Hey, I didn’t say I was watching it.

    I did watch the end of a great Mexican soccer game a couple nights ago, Club America was a man down and a two goals down with just a few minutes left and they scored two to take it to overtime and then won in penalty kicks. You’d know that if you followed me on twitter, by the way.

    Later that night I was coming out of this gelato place in the Inner Sunset and a guy in a Club America shirt was bouncing down the street so I said “great game” and he was so fired up he started jabbering something that might have been in Spanish, but I don’t really know. People get pretty fired up about futbol. Oh, the gelato was pretty good too.

  422. ac1 May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Ummmm.

  423. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Did he just change his mind? Oh umpires….we will take it

  424. mick May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    WOW!
    Nice pick by Stick Brignac.

  425. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    He definitely looked out but the ump made that very tough on himself, lol. No idea what the first safe call was about.

  426. njsketch May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    how did the ump even give the safe sign at all? clearly out

  427. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    “Stewart is still a better hitter.”

    Not for long

  428. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Sometimes it looks like Stewart is 40 years old behind the plate. I would rather see Romine catch everyday instead of him.
    ==

    Stewart is still a better hitter.

    ———–

    I’m not sure that’s completely accurate but I think we can all agree Cervelli is their best offensive catcher so it definitely will be interesting to see who they stick with as the BUC when he comes back.

  429. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Well Stewart is not going to miss that pitch. Looked like he was expecting that pitch to drop and it didn’t.

  430. mick May 28th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Did someone say gelato…

  431. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Here’s hoping that the Yanks can get Harvey out of the game this inning, and tack on another couple runs…

  432. Run it Out May 28th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Classy call by Johnson. Called him safe then corrected himself. Need more of that from the men in black,

  433. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Ump trolled the Mets hard there.

  434. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Out by 3 feet.

  435. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    “Stewart is still a better hitter.”

    Not for long
    ==

    Why? Did Romine get a new swing?

  436. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Nick.Smirniff ice. Not shots, just your sprite tasting drink that has a drop of liquor. I sometimes think they’re tricking everyone saying it has alchohol. I dont get drunk only love handles from all the sugar.
    It reminds me of a girl I dated years back where she thought she was pregnant and had cravings lemon I recall. Come to find out she wasn’t. Not sure what the simiarities are aside from lemon-lemin drink preganant-what I look like when I drink them. No beer. I would have beer face in an instant.

  437. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Stewie is fine defensively in general but he just misses too many balls
    ————–

    When the Yanks traded for him all I heard was he was amazing defensively. Girardi absolutely raved about his defense. He has been ok but nothing great.

  438. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    That was a great play by Brignac

  439. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    jacksquat says:
    May 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    Well Stewart is not going to miss that pitch. Looked like he was expecting that pitch to drop and it didn’t.

    I would say it may have been a cross up and maybe it was….by he literally does that all the time….he did it last night

  440. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Ghost – :)

  441. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Crap now he will pitch the 8th inning

  442. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Brignac should play catcher the way he blocked off 2nd there

  443. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I’m looking for Mo to be the bookends here – first pitch, last pitch.

  444. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Jmills these are the artists eligible for the Hall

    http://www.futurerocklegends.c.....gibles.php

  445. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Oy. This is not the way to follow up that last inning…

  446. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Stewart has thrown out 46%, and he keeps a lot of guys from even trying (attempts are low).

    Passed balls are a little bit of a weakness (but not that pitch).

  447. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    ….he did it last night

    ——————-

    Yeah he had kind of a rough game last night too… not sure if it’s an injury related thing since he pulled his groin so recently but it’s really no excuse because if that’s the case he shouldn’t be starting.

  448. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Okay, I’m thinking Joe stays with Kuroda and then goes with Mo for the 9th. Even if he wanted to go with DRob, I don’t think he could. Didn’t DRob throw like 36 pitches or something last night?

  449. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    But Stewie will be the BUC when Cervy comes back, no doubts about it.

  450. Hassey May 28th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Kroikees
    Our offense in NL parks is laughably bad

  451. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    This game is a nailbiter.

  452. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    “Yeah he had kind of a rough game last night too… not sure if it’s an injury related thing since he pulled his groin so recently but it’s really no excuse because if that’s the case he shouldn’t be starting.”

    Agree all around. He came back for one game and was shut down the next day because he felt some pull in his groin. Then he came back right after that. Just might be too fast.

  453. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I would rather see Romine catch everyday to see if he can get his offense going. It’s not like Stewart is a good hitter and his defense has been bad. Of course Girardi is going with the veteran because he trusts him more but right now Romine is better defensively.

  454. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Stewie is pretty good though not great defensively. Romine has improved tremendously defensively, but he’s not as good as Stewie is right now (example, not being in the correct position for the play at the plate).

    Neither catcher can touch the defense of Jose Molina, whom the Yanks never should have let get away.

  455. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    “Why? Did Romine get a new swing?”

    So in 30 something AB’s you have figured out Romine needs a “new Swing”?

    How about this

    427 AB’s— .227 .286 .319 .605

    Romine doesn’t need a “new Swing” to be able to do that. Stewarts numbers are awful.

  456. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Okay, I’m thinking Joe stays with Kuroda and then goes with Mo for the 9th. Even if he wanted to go with DRob, I don’t think he could. Didn’t DRob throw like 36 pitches or something last night?
    ==

    That sounds about right to me. My guess is that Logan or Kelly might get in the game if Kuroda falters. At the end of the day, these are still the Mets…

  457. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    You watched that match, Nick?? So did I. For me it was on Univision Deportes HD. I created an MKV file out of it.

    What channel did you get it on?

  458. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Oops, just in 7th.

    So if Kuroda has a great 7th, is he in for the 8th? I say yes for all reasons.

    I don’t think of this as a nailbiter because the Yanks are the superior team and Kuroda is sailing along.

    I intend to be correct.

    :)

  459. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I don’t know why but I have a bad feeling about this game

  460. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Romine cannot hit… At all.

  461. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Stewie has done a pretty good job overall for them….but this issue isn’t a new one….he did it last year too. He is a pretty decent defender so it’s just weird that he would just whiff on routine pitches like that….it’s gotta be just a concentration thing….

  462. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    The pickoff was the worst thing that could have happened. Now kuroda willask for brainiac to be his personal ss for the rest of the season. Who goes nooney or jete to make room? I thought this was a team not a game of survivor with people forming their alliances.

  463. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I remember Stewie having that cannon arm when he played for the Giants, that part is still true at least. Could be slumping with these strange passed balls.

  464. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Byrd looking for redemption here

  465. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    joecembrale says:
    May 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    Romine cannot hit… At all.

    Nah he’s totally overmatched right now….at least Stewie can put the bat on the ball and do somethings…..

  466. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    In the minors Romine has shown he was a better hitter than Stewie could ever hope to be. Now I don’t much care for Romine’s swing but I think overall he could out perform Stewie offensively.

    All that being said.. I look forward to Cervelli’s return. Not sure what to expect from him but he looked good early.

  467. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Little Dante 2-4 again tonight. At .229 now. Also, anybody seen Peter O’Brien play? He’s raking in Charleston.

  468. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    “Nah he’s totally overmatched right now….at least Stewie can put the bat on the ball and do somethings…..”

    37 AB’s?

    And here I thought you liked young players

  469. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. — if that is your real name — I was watching on my laptop until it occurred to me to try Univision, the local channel version, and there it was. But I didn’t really start watching until close to the end of regulation.

    That game was to win the league, by the way.

  470. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    don’t know if they can pitch Kuroda in the 8th with his pitch count…..Claiborne??

  471. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I was in attendance for all three of stewie’s home runs this year which really led me to think i was going to hit tha powerball a couple of weeks back.

  472. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    “I don’t know why but I have a bad feeling about this game”

    I don’t. But I wish you didn’t.

  473. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Playing another “what if” game… What if Ankiel never had those control issues? As a 20 year old lefty he was 11-7 with a 3.50 ERA and 194 K’s in 175 IP. He’d have made sooo much money. Kershaw like.

  474. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Me too. Cano’s error cost kuroda about ten pitches.

  475. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Questiin for all and be honest. If we just got romine in a trade and saw his numbers being under interstate with minor league history. Would you still give him that much rope?
    My answer is no. Get a known stud hitter sanchez or murphy to struggle knowing they have the chance of raking.

  476. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    “Why? Did Romine get a new swing?”

    So in 30 something AB’s you have figured out Romine needs a “new Swing”?

    How about this

    427 AB’s— .227 .286 .319 .605

    Romine doesn’t need a “new Swing” to be able to do that. Stewarts numbers are awful.

    True, but his year he is hitting better.

    .276/.313/.395/.708

    Not great but much better than his career numbers, probably because of more playing time.

    Of course, Cervelli should be the main catcher when healthy.

  477. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    To be fair Romine sat on the bench a lot when he 1st came up. He has looked bad but he would need to play more often to get his swing right. But Girardi is never going to give him a chance.

  478. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    “Why? Did Romine get a new swing?”

    So in 30 something AB’s you have figured out Romine needs a “new Swing”?

    How about this

    427 AB’s— .227 .286 .319 .605

    Romine doesn’t need a “new Swing” to be able to do that. Stewarts numbers are awful.
    ===

    And yet, they are still better than Romine’s numbers. Romine’s swing is too long. And he’s clearly more focused on his defense and working with the pitchers than on his hitting (as well he should be, considering his boss’s well-known preferences). Right now, Stewart gives the Yanks a better chance to win than Romine.

  479. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Um, is Hiroki throwing those high ones on purpose? He’s done a few of those.

  480. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    37 AB’s?

    And here I thought you liked young players”

    I do….but Romines swing is long and he doesn’t really have the bat speed at the moment to hit big league pitching with any consistency IMO. Stewie is probably a better option right now to be honest and the yanks are in a position where they have to win games…..I don’t really think they see Romine as the catcher of the future so basically they are just playing the current best option and I’m fine with that

  481. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Who do you guys have coming in for the eighth?

  482. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Great job by Kuroda. I guess Robertson isn’t available. Logan always scares me in a close game.

  483. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    GREAT job by Kuroda.

    I’d say we should go to Shawn Kelley unless whoever is coming up needs Boone’s magic touch…

    But hasn’t Kelley gotten out lefties and righties? Then why would you need Boone?

  484. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    an insurance run would be lovely right now

  485. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    risha – true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Um, is Hiroki throwing those high ones on purpose? He’s done a few of those

    ===

    I think that he may be fatiguing.

  486. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Yep. It was the 2nd leg of the Clasura final. I record onto my computer in 720p HD all of that stuff.

  487. blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Of course, Cervelli should be the main catcher when healthy.”

    Right….I think it’s Cervelli’s job when he comes back so this isn’t really about Romine getting a chance so much as it is him helping them get by until Cervelli is back.

  488. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    MO’s world everyone. It all lines up for him to close this one out just like he did the last time he was active and threw out the first pitch.

    Destiny is hard to stop. Even impossible I dare say.

  489. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    blake May 28th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Of course, Cervelli should be the main catcher when healthy.”

    Right….I think it’s Cervelli’s job when he comes back so this isn’t really about Romine getting a chance so much as it is him helping them get by until Cervelli is back.

    Ditto.

  490. comnsnse May 28th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Otherworldly one AKA ghost, do yourself a favor a obtain a dictionary.

    Arrogance, “predisposed to exaggerating one’s own worth or importance in an overbearing manner”.

    I’d say that describes you to a T!

    Stupidity, “slow of mind, senseless, slow witted etc.”

    I mean could those descriptions be any more accurate?

    Perhaps a defective gene pool?

  491. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    “Of course, Cervelli should be the main catcher when healthy.”

    Not a fan of Cervelli.

    A lot of people on here will talk the talk, but when it gets right down to it they are ready to give up on Romine for Chris Stewart. I don’t get that.

    I do not want Stewart starting a post season game for my team. He’s an ok back-up and he’s playing admirably for now. But long term everyday starter (like the rest of the season) I’ll pass.

  492. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    do….but Romines swing is long and he doesn’t really have the bat speed at the moment to hit big league pitching with any consistency IMO. Stewie is probably a better option right now to be honest and the yanks are in a position where they have to win games…..I don’t really think they see Romine as the catcher of the future so basically they are just playing the current best option and I’m fine with that.”

    This — I don’t see Romine as anything special. I wouldn’t be surprised if his ceiling is backup catcher.

  493. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Mix & match in the 8th? Logan, Claiborne, D-Rob? Please God, NO Sloba. Could be a nerve racking 3 outs.

  494. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    DRob!

    Hey I’m all for it. I think he’s great. I can’t see him having two stinkers in a row. I just didn’t think he’d be able to go after throwing so many pitches last night.

  495. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Do you call on Mo in the eighth if things get dicey? I would; I want this one.

  496. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    DRob gets the 8th. Any other chatter is nonsense.

    Guy needs to get right back on the horse tonight. He will do great.

  497. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I assumed Robertson would have the night off. Apparently I was wrong. Now I’m nervous.

  498. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Cervelli better practice keeping his right hand behind his back while he is in AAA. His bad habits are what hurt him. He was much better behind the plate this year but he still has things to work on.

  499. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    D-Rob threw 27 pitches last night… is he available?

  500. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    He’s up and warming Tyler.

  501. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Gardner has had a nice night. Even his outs were on a line. He is going to get hot.

  502. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Hit that one pretty well too… Gardner is the Harvey killer.

  503. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Cervelli was playing over his head offensively, and his defensive shortcomings caught up to him real quick.

    Another one I really don’t want starting a post season game. ALthough I would rather him than Stewie.

  504. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    tucker May 28th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    do….but Romines swing is long and he doesn’t really have the bat speed at the moment to hit big league pitching with any consistency IMO. Stewie is probably a better option right now to be honest and the yanks are in a position where they have to win games…..I don’t really think they see Romine as the catcher of the future so basically they are just playing the current best option and I’m fine with that.”

    This — I don’t see Romine as anything special. I wouldn’t be surprised if his ceiling is backup catcher.
    ===

    To be fair, I think that Romine could be considerably more than a BUC, once he improves his swing somewhat. However, his job right now is to be a Major League catcher and not to worry about the hitting. Whatever he gives us with his bat right now is gravy.

  505. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    trisha-

    Didn’t think he’d be available. Hopefully he throws well tonight.

  506. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Gardner is seeing the ball really well right now

  507. Run it Out May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Gardner has shown up for this series. How about that 4th outfielder?

  508. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    hotel – he’ll be fine.

    Ghost, if things did get dicey, I’d definitely want to see Mo in for a 4-out save, or whatever.

  509. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    “A lot of people on here will talk the talk, but when it gets right down to it they are ready to give up on Romine for Chris Stewart. I don’t get that.”

    I talk the talk about the players I think are legit ….I’m not sure about Romine and never was. I like his defense quite a bit but I have questions as to whether or not he will him enough to be a starting catcher in the big leagues.

    This may be as simple as the yanks think Cervelli and Sanchez and Murphy are better players…..

  510. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Runs please.

    Robertson looked really off last night.. maybe Girardi goes in another direction or maybe he throws him right back into the fire.

  511. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Robertson gets 8,9 and 1 in the 8th

  512. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    DROB has 8 – PH- 1 due up. No prob for him. He will obviously be unavailable tomorrow, where MO could still save the one tomorrow as well.

  513. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Robertson up in the bullpen according to a tweet I just saw

  514. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Cervelli was playing over his head offensively, and his defensive shortcomings caught up to him real quick.

    Another one I really don’t want starting a post season game. ALthough I would rather him than Stewie.
    ==

    Cervy can be a league average catcher with the bat (.270 BA, .710 OPS, give or take). We don’t need him to carry the offense.

  515. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I talk the talk about the players I think are legit ….I’m not sure about Romine and never was. I like his defense quite a bit but I have questions as to whether or not he will him enough to be a starting catcher in the big leagues.

    Word.

  516. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Can looks uncomfortable, but it would be nice if he connected on one right here …

  517. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Gardner seems to have Harvey’s number (obviously, small sample).

  518. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    That was really nice by Cano. It would be great for him to get on a roll.

  519. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Eh, a homer would’ve been a more satisfying conclusion to that little duel.

  520. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Vern!!!!!!

  521. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Harvey gave Robbie a present there….left slider up

  522. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Shades of Sojo

  523. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Vern channels his inner Stewie. Worm-Burner.

  524. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Vernon, take a frickin’ pitch.

  525. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    A rope by Vernon, lol. Well placed.

  526. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Nice..too bad there are 2 out.

  527. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Wtf was Tejada doing there lol?? Not complaining.

  528. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you Tejada!

    Tucker

    Romine doesn’t have to be the catcher of the future to be better than Stewart or Cervelli. He’s had 37 AB”s while trying to learn a whole new staff.

    There’s a total lack of patience here from some very astute posters.

    I’ll wait a little while longer before I call him finished.

  529. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Tar, do you think they would DFA Stewart when Cervelli is ready to come back?

  530. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Ground ball with eyes!

  531. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Tejada almost kicked that ball

  532. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    trisha, I can’t see consecutive stinkers either but an insurance run would be nice. C’mon Lyle!!

  533. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Harvey gave Robbie a present there….left slider up
    ———————————————————-

    Cano earned that gift. Fouled off some really good pitches.

  534. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Greg – My9 showed DRob in the pen, and they announced he’d be coming in. So we’re assuming that’s correct.

    Again, I don’t remember DRob ever having two stinkers in a row – not that it isn’t possible. He’s a great pitcher.

    I would have to believe that Joe would have someone else warming just in case. Because if DRob had two bad nights in a row, I’d start to wonder if he was hurt.

  535. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Was that another first pitch swing from wells? Does he have somewhere to be after the game?

  536. Run it Out May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Cano is doing fine considering he has no protection behind him. He’ll be fine if Tex and Youk are hitting when they come back.

  537. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Awesome. Maybe that little seeing eye grounder gets Wells going.

  538. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    They are just leaving him out there with 109 pitches because it’s the Yankees.

    It would be fitting justice if Harvey’s arm fell off and his career was effectively over.

  539. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Was that another first pitch swing from wells? Does he have somewhere to be after the game?

    No, he took ball 1.

  540. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Wells believes in 1hour baseball games.

  541. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Crash “blake” Davis?

  542. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    hotel – I love living on the edge.

    ;)

    Actually I have a good feeling about this and believe we could sustain a one-run lead, but of course if we get more, I won’t fight it!

  543. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    “There’s a total lack of patience here from some very astute posters.”

    The Yankees disagree. I wouldn’t mind if they had brought Romine up and let him play every day….but he hasn’t hit and Joe is trying to win games with a very depleted roster…..I can’t say I blame him for playing the catcher he knows when the one he doesn’t hasn’t hit…..

  544. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Damn..I thought that Overbay hit that better.

  545. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    yankeehotelfoxtrot says:
    May 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    Crash “blake” Davis?

    Quick bat quick bat quick bat

  546. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    that would have been nice if that got over his head

  547. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I dont believe it. Only we can smoke a ball like that and have it go right at them.

  548. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    That woulda been gone at the Stadium.

  549. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    “They are just leaving him out there with 109 pitches because it’s the Yankees.

    It would be fitting justice if Harvey’s arm fell off and his career was effectively over.”

    :lol:

    That struck me funny.

    No idea what his high is for the season.

  550. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Harvey is pretty darn impressive.

  551. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Ghost
    My bad. Watching heat pacers yanks and texting. All I need is gum and a treadmill.

  552. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Was Byrd’s glove even on his hand when he made that catch… it came off his hand so quickly.

    Harvey is great. If Wheeler fulfills expectations, they have a great 1-2. Now just need the rest of the team.

  553. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Not an issue at all winning this one 1-0. Expected it with Harvey on the bump. I am just glad we got one.

    BUT this offense collectively has to get going. Way to many high stress innings being put on our pitchers right now and for that matter ALL SEASON!! Tough to pitch when you can’t make a mistake. For instance Phil last night knew that if he gave up a HR he would lose that game. That is not good.

    Again I will welcome back the guys off the DL with open arms. (Don’t worry Lyle isn’t going anywhere, I am not sure why anyone is even worried about it.) You will see the offense improve. The bar is set really low right now.

  554. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    they just fouled out Lebron on a nothing offensive foul with under a minute remaining. This Pacers team can rape everybody and get away with it. Ive never seen a non-Celtics team get away with more than this Pacers team.

  555. Pat M. May 28th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Stat of the night…..Since opening day of 2012, tonight was the 10th time that Kuroda has gone 7 innings of shutout ball, the most in baseball…….He’s good

  556. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    ESPN said that Harvey’s high pitch count of the year was 120

  557. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Let’s go Robertson!!

  558. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    COME ON DROB!!!!!

    Show us your inner Houdini.

  559. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    .”I’m not sure about Romine and never was.”

    I get that, But you should be sure about Stewart. I don’t get wanting Stewart over him.

    And I have been on record all pre-season long that you need to take it slow with Romine. He should not make the big league club. I think the Yankees did the right thing by starting him inAAA.

    Now injuries changed all that. They should realize that he needs the AB’s now so he can be a player later, like during the post season. Short sighted to keep starting Stewart over him IMO.

  560. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    “ESPN said that Harvey’s high pitch count of the year was 120″

    Okay, then 109 wasn’t terribly taxing.

  561. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I’m surprised to see Robertson today.

  562. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    I’m surprised to see Robertson today.

    ————–
    me too

  563. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Pat M. May 28th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    Stat of the night…..Since opening day of 2012, tonight was the 10th time that Kuroda has gone 7 innings of shutout ball, the most in baseball…….He’s good
    ———————————————————–

    And his signing was overshadowed by the Montero/Pineda trade that night. Imagine where the Yanks would be without Kuroda.

  564. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Like this kid’s name.

  565. joecembrale May 28th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Russell Martin couldnt hit, he was hit around 200 this time last year. Austin Romine is hitting .108. Thats just not hitting, thats, i dont know what that is

  566. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Good post unknown. I concur. Monsters inc is welcomed hear.

  567. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    “I get that, But you should be sure about Stewart. I don’t get wanting Stewart over him.”

    My point is that neither is great and that they are just trying to tread water there for now….the pitchers throw good to Stewie….Romine hasn’t hit when he’s played….Joe is tryin to win games

  568. longtimefan May 28th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Look at the size of Chamberlan, He must have ate his way thru re-hab

  569. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Damn DRob is so good when he’s on – and 99.9 percent of the time, he’s on.

  570. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    “And his signing was overshadowed by the Montero/Pineda trade that night. Imagine where the Yanks would be without Kuroda.”

    Sunk….that’s where

  571. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    But Tar, again, do you think they would/should DFA Stewart when Cervelli comes off the DL?

  572. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    “Tar, do you think they would DFA Stewart when Cervelli is ready to come back?”

    Good question, I just don’t trust Cervelli, so I don’t know. They could probably DFA him and still get him back though. Not enough information yet is my answer.

  573. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    You can tell that Kay is really into these games. I don’t know why but he is really hyped up.

  574. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Never underestimate the prowess of Houdini.

  575. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Strike 3 was probably outside but Robertson controlled that at bat on the black.

  576. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    That was a good call. It did get the outside corner of the plate.

  577. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Folks kuroda isn’t a #2. Can we finally put him in the 1 category? Man is beast.

  578. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Not enough information yet, that’s how I feel sometimes too. ;)

  579. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Woo choo! :)

  580. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Nick, Im part of a private sports torrent site that uploads every game of the 4 major sports, and most matches of the major football clubs. It’s an invite only site, if you want an invite, i have 1 left, id be glad to send you one to the sf email. Im a “capper” on the site, I upload matches, when Im not depressed/nervous about boston teams in playoffs.

    WTF was that throw by Adams??

  581. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Good on ya DRob.

    No surprises there. The kid is great.

  582. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Kinda funny how Adams just lobs it over to 1B if he has time. :)

  583. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    When Cervelli comes back they will send Romine down because he has options and Cervelli and Stewart do not…..they’ll want to keep that depth

  584. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    the Yanks are not going to DFA Stewart when Cervelli comes back….Romine goes back to the minors and gets to play everyday and continue his development

  585. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Nice snap and Efus throw to first by Adams

  586. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    An insureance run would be most welcome.

  587. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    And he’s still my candidate for closer “at some point in the future” (euphemistically speaking)

  588. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    can you say ‘insurance run’?

  589. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I feel like I’ve seen Adams do that before, lol. Pretty funny.

  590. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Nice snap and Efus throw to first by Adams

    Just like El Duque :)

  591. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Doesnt matter Trisha. You dont have a guy like Harvey go that many pitches when your team is a bunch of losers with no chance of winning. You dont risk injury.

  592. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Never a worry tonight or thought that DROB wouldn’t do what he just did in the 8th.

    JBJ for karma reasons I wouldn’t be wishing anyone’s arm to fall off.

    And now MO saves it in the 9th. Textbook victory.

  593. Pat M. May 28th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Pacers laying 3 is nervous time for me

  594. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I say we go it with a one-run lead.

  595. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    trisha, he’s awesome; last night was unnerving and I want this W to keep the no three straight loss streak alive.

    jack, he’s got a 2nd baseman’s arm.

  596. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I feel like I’ve seen Adams do that before, lol. Pretty funny.
    ==

    I think that his natural postion is second base. He might lack confidence in gunning the ball across the diamond if he doesn’t have to do so.

  597. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    this guy has bounced around the minors for a long time

  598. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I was actually kind of surprised at Adams’ throws after what I had heard. He can make pretty strong throws when he needs to.

  599. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Sure, Jackie Bradley Jr., but don’t expect me to testify for you at your trial.

    Wait, is this some trick to steal my soul?

  600. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    the referees just stole away 2 possessions from the Heat in the final minute with non existent offensive fouls (moving screens). What a sham.

  601. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Adams should think of roll it to first or run it to first and hand off if he has that much time.

    No on dfaing stewart little. He pushe’s cervy. Romine back to minors to get reps and avoid pettitte.

  602. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Pacers up 5 with 20 sec left

  603. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    SoS – Kuroda gets Game 1 right now no doubt. Still to early, but I don’t see Kuroda falling off at all this year. He is amazing.

  604. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Nick I read the question wrong no I don’t think the Yankees will DFA. I answered from my perspective.

    Blake

    But what are you treading water waiting for? Cervelli? You are ready to go in the Post season with Cervelli and Stewart?

    Boy I hope I’m wrong, because I think the Yankees are probably going to just that.

  605. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    hotel, I hear you. Though anything can happen in the game of baseball, IMO it would be very unusual for Mo to blow a save here, with the composition of this team. He’ll have help from above.

    ;)

  606. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I don’t understand why folks are so down on Cervelli.

  607. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Playoff hockey >>>>>> Playoff basketball

  608. GregD May 28th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Cervelli played great before he got hurt….we miss his bat

  609. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Adams goin through a little rough patch here….he seems like he’s pressing a bit at the plate. We will see how he responds.

    Those who have played and have fought for a spot kinda know the feeling….when you first get a shot you have nothing to lose to you just go out and play….when you actually have a spot then you start worrying at some point about keeping it and start to press after a bad day or two.

    The league may be getting a good report on Adams now so he’s gotta adjust

  610. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    An embarrassing night for the NBA. As close to a fixed game as I’ve seen in the league in along time. #Heat

    sportsjc16 Joe Casale.

    He used to berate me for berating referees/umpires. LOL! He’s right, though.

    __

    No, Nick. It’s a kind gesture from a troubled person trying to do something good instead of doing what he’s accustomed to, something bad. Wait, you wont testify at my future murder trial??? Even if it’s the murder of Curt Schilling?

  611. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Tar, agree it’s very early in Romine’s career, and maybe he turns out to be a very good catcher. Who could have predicted Cervelli’s offensive success early this season.

    Though, my opinion of Romine has been shaped by watching him during two stints in the Arizona Fall League. During the first AFL season, he wasn’t that great defensively. The ball would consistently pop out of his mitt and runners would routinely steal on him because he had trouble transferring the ball from the mitt to his throwing hand. He seemed to drop fewer pitches during his second in the AFL, but he still had trouble transferring from his glove to his throwing hand during steal attempts.

    Those were just my observations, and I’m just a fan.

    For now, I think Stewie is the better option when the Yanks’ margin of error is so slim. Romine should be in AAA playing every day, but Cervelli’s injury forced Romine’s promotion …. It would be nice to let Romine develop at the big league level, but a missed transfer on a stolen base attempt or poor positioning on a play at the plate can mean the difference between a win and a loss.

  612. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    So the one time Ichiro actually runs he gets picked off. I guess no one on this team can steal bases now.

  613. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    “But what are you treading water waiting for? Cervelli? You are ready to go in the Post season with Cervelli and Stewart?”

    Unless I can trade for Joe Mauer…..yes.

  614. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Darn.

  615. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I don’t think anyone will disagree when I say I hear first place calling to us!

  616. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    MO has to go through their best. BRING IT!!

  617. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    One day, Im gonna stick Schill where he belongs, 6 feet under.

  618. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Now Mo gets Murphy, Wright and Duda

  619. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Anyone else enjoy the adrenaline rush of a one-run away game in the bottom of the 9th?

    I love it!

  620. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Just the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me Mo.

  621. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I will never forget Rivera working that walk off K-Rod to get the RBI.

  622. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Mo is the ultimate gentleman. Humble as he is great.

  623. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Let’s go Mo!!!

  624. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t believe it. A weak double like that for this pr.ick Murphy.

  625. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Uh oh.

  626. njsketch May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    ugh

  627. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    It’s cool that the Mets had Franco catch the pitch from Mo.

  628. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Damn…I knew that winning 1-0 wasn’t going to be easy with Murphy and Wright coming up.

  629. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Oy vey!!

  630. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I know, I know. I’m still not worried.

    But don’t blame me for whatever happens!

    :)

  631. jlyanks85 May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Please don’t let mo’s first blown save be against the muts.

  632. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I was nervous before this inning …more so now

  633. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    ESPN has had that stupid K-Zone box up all night long. That thing is so annoying. Although I am sure all the umpire haters love having it up. It’s terrible.

  634. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Smart to pitch around Wright.

  635. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I dont believe it. Now we face this effeminate fckface loser Wright. Come on Mo! Be Mo!

  636. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Unknown, Kuroda will have earned to start game 1.

    Go red wing
    Go spurs even if it means paying off another ref to win #5.
    Crap!!

  637. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Ah, crap.

  638. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Damn, I really wanted MO to go perfect this year.

  639. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Oops.

    :(

  640. Benny Blanco May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    DAMMIT!!!

  641. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Ugh, you knew it would happen eventually.

    And Stewart has to come up with that at the plate. Can’t let Wright take 2nd.

  642. Against All Odds May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Crap

  643. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Well that didn’t take long. It seems like Mo blows a save every year against the Mets. Wright always gets the hit against him.

  644. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Of course, Romine probably would not have let that ball squirt away.

  645. I Am Winning May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    This is turning out to be an extremely disappointing series. Hitting reinforcements would be nice right about now.

  646. njsketch May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    stewart really?

  647. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Ugh

  648. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Okay, let’s get out of this with just the one run.

  649. jlyanks85 May 28th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Mo’s last appearance in citi field and these stupid muts ruin it.

  650. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    This worthless piece of crap loser Stewart cost us again. And he’ll still continue playing every game.

  651. I Am Winning May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    That’s it.

  652. Boston Jim May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Wow

  653. njsketch May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    wow, just awful

  654. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Mo didn’t back up

  655. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Mo had nothing

  656. Tar May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Crap

    It happens.

    Thanks Tucker and Blake for the conversation

  657. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Yikes. Sorry gang. I really didn’t expect that outcome.

    :(

  658. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Jason Grilli struck out Hunter, Cabrera, and Fielder swinging.

  659. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    He just didn’t have it today. Oh well.

  660. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    OK fine, DFA Stewart.

  661. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Tough loss.

  662. blake May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Well that sucked royally

  663. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I’m gonna throw up and then to to sleep. Goodnight all.

  664. jacksquat May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    No Mo first pitches!

  665. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    This piece of crap Stew let another ball go by him, and he’ll continue playing.

  666. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I don’t know why but I had a feeling that Mo was going to struggle against Murphy and Wright. His location was terrible.

  667. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Damn it was bound to happen

  668. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    The Yanks need to take both at the Stadium. They need to hit and they need to win those games. Simple as that.

  669. Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    That’s two games in a row that the Yankees allowed Wright to hurt them. Brain cramp from Girardi on down. Totally stupid, last night and tonight. First base was open.

  670. Boston Jim May 28th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Mets just won their WS

  671. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    We can’t score one run a night and expect to win very many games.

  672. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Clutch – you said you had a bad feeling about this game.

    First place will have to wait another day.

    What a great game by Kuroda.

  673. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    “Thanks Tucker and Blake for the conversation”

    Wow, harsh!

  674. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I said I would be unhappy with a split against the Mets… I would be even more unhappy with a series loss. We have to take the next two.

  675. SoS May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Lol nick.
    Goodnight fellas. All I’m going to think of is how long into the season to flup flop my 117 win prediction.

  676. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    he hadnt blown a save all year, and it had to happen in this game, so these loser mets “fans” can laugh at Mo. effing losers. effing loser Stewart. We should leave him in Citi field with a Mets team full of losers he belongs on. Not wearing our pinstripes.

  677. tucker May 28th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    The Mets’ evil genius by allowing Mo to throw out the first pitch. Cursed!

  678. Ghostwriter May 28th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    “Thanks Tucker and Blake for the conversation”

    Wow, harsh!

    I felt a little left out… ;)

  679. Patrick May 28th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    He was bound to blow one eventually. I gotta admit though, kind of hurts to have it happen against the Mets

  680. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 11:38 pm
    I said I would be unhappy with a split against the Mets… I would be even more unhappy with a series loss. We have to take the next two.
    ——————————————————————

    They just aren’t a good team. Harvey’s great and Niese is alright (and a lefty) so hopefully the Yanks get the next 2… no excuses but the Yanks don’t look so good either right now.

  681. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Their next two pitchers are 0-5 and 2-6.

    I would think we’d take those games…

  682. Shame Spencer May 28th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    If we would’ve won yesterday this one wouldn’t hurt so much.. dang.

  683. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I hate letting Wright beat you there. He beat Mo last year also at citifield hitting the ball 400 feet. But Mo wasn’t going to get anyone out with that location. His ball was right over the plate.

  684. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    these effing losers. they act like they won the world series. a pathetic organization with pathetic players and no fans.

  685. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Anytime they blow a game to the loser Mets or Sox it really stinks

  686. Yogi Mantle May 28th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    There are few teams that I can’t stand more than the pissant Mutts. Losing to them is almost as bad as losing to the RS.

  687. Against All Odds May 28th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    tough loss

  688. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Hi guys,

    Excellent outing fro Kuroda san… He is our current ace…What a waste…We’ll get them soon enough… I wanted Mo to be perfect this season…Still, he is human after all… Stew didn’t help though.

  689. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Harvey is MY9′s player of the game.

    Chris Stewart should be the player of the game. When is he going to take a seat and allow Romine more playing time. This fck Girardi will continue with this scrub loser.

  690. Yogi Mantle May 28th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    This was the Mutts WS.

  691. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Against – I agree.

    This was a tough loss. Really tough.

  692. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    UGH, such a gem from Kuroda, wasted. So sad.

    Get the next 18 in a row, Mo.

  693. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Odds,

    Two tough losses in a row…. And a blowout makes it thrice

  694. Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Insult to injury, Gardner got a throwing error as the ball went between Stewart’s legs.

  695. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    Insult to injury, Gardner got a throwing error as the ball went between Stewart’s legs.

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

    You are kidding me

  696. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Only lost a game to Tampa so there’s a positive. I think they’ll take the next 2 at the Stadium which would guarantee being only a game down at worst heading into the Sox series. Just don’t trust this lineup though.

  697. cs in la May 28th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I don’t know why but I have a bad feeling about this game

    ——————-

    CC – you called it about an hour ago.

  698. jlyanks85 May 28th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I was really hoping Mo’s first blown save would of been at home where we win in the bottom of the 9th anyway, not to the god awful mets.

    Great game by kuroda wasted, and could of finally given Harvey a loss.

  699. mick May 28th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Who was Mo barking at after Wright’s hit? Brignac?
    No backup of the plate?
    Breakdown by Mo…

  700. Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    If someone could explain Girardi’s and on down thinking, I would like to hear it. Both last night and tonight. The Mets have two players that can hurt you, especially Wright, and they pitch to him. Just baffling. Late in the game, one run lead.

  701. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Listen guys… This was bound to happen… Our BP has been perfect throughout the season… It was going to happen sooner or later… The important thing is to put it aside and mount the horse tomorrow again

  702. vc 11 May 28th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    The wheels are finally starting to come off for this offense, and the worst part of it is it’s the outfield, where there’s no help coming…

  703. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    How is that a throwing error on Gardner?

  704. yankeehotelfoxtrot May 28th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    At least they got Mo’s first blown save AND the first 3-game losing streak of the season over with in the same game.

  705. Against All Odds May 28th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    Odds,

    Two tough losses in a row…. And a blowout makes it thrice

    ———————

    Forgot about the loss to the Rays smh crap

  706. mick May 28th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    luis is mounting his horse?

  707. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Wow you never see Mo act like that towards a fielder. He was too busy staring at SS instead of covering home plate.

  708. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Joba Chamberlain ? @Joba_62
    Sorry, Mo, but that’s what happens when ur rude to ur teammate

    :shock:

  709. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Oops…I mean get on the horse after you fall from it

  710. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Mets will now go on a 20 game winning streak.

  711. Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Maybe they’ll change it later.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday.....de=classic

  712. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Lyle Overbay rips a run scoring single to right field, but it goes right at them. They bloop 3 balls in by pure luck.

  713. igotid88 May 28th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Quick trade Mo while his value is high

  714. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    “The wheels are finally starting to come off for this offense, and the worst part of it is it’s the outfield, where there’s no help coming…”

    Either that or they’ve hit a cold spell, as all teams do at different points in a season. I wouldn’t mail it quite yet.

  715. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Mo’s last appearance in citi field and these stupid muts ruin it.
    ———

    Well he can always close out the All-Star game, but yeah I get your point. It sucks. And which was mentioned it could’ve hung Harvey with his first loss, plus Kuroda deserved this Win like none other.

    Maybe Romine needs to catch the 9th from now one. :grin:

  716. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Not even Joba, the dumbest human being on the planet, is dumb enough to tweet that.

  717. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    “Wow you never see Mo act like that towards a fielder. He was too busy staring at SS instead of covering home plate.”

    I don’t care who it is, you do not show up your teammates.

  718. mick May 28th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Mo: “I am human.”

  719. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    CC – you called it about an hour ago.
    ————

    Yeah I don’t know why but I had a really weird feeling about this game. Especially Mo once I saw that he had Murphy and Wright in the 9th. It seems like Wright just knows what he is trying to do and he doesn’t fool him. Kind of like when Mo faces the Sox.

  720. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:48 pm
    If someone could explain Girardi’s and on down thinking, I would like to hear it. Both last night and tonight. The Mets have two players that can hurt you, especially Wright, and they pitch to him. Just baffling. Late in the game, one run lead.

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

    The only thing I can think of is that they are his best Relief pitchers… Therefore there is no need to pitch around Wright… Not that I agree with it, but is the only thing I can think of

    Throwing an inside FB last night was dumb.. Especially on that park…A pitch on the outside corner isn’t going to be a homer on Citifield..

  721. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 28th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    And Brignac was standing where they wanted him standing, otherwise they would have moved him over. Brignac doesn’t deserve the icy stare.

  722. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Jackie Bradley Jr. May 28th, 2013 at 11:54 pm
    Not even Joba, the dumbest human being on the planet, is dumb enough to tweet that.
    ———————————————————————–

    Lol, I love JBJ telling it like it is… so familiar to a past poster here. Not making any insinuations though.

  723. UnKnown May 28th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    *on

    MO’s perfect save record over, and we have now became the last team to finally lose 3 in a row. Push the reset button and come back tomorrow.

    This is the worst loss of the year I think

  724. Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    “Maybe Romine needs to catch the 9th from now one.”

    Ha!

  725. mick May 28th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Joba returns and somewhere is saying, I told you so…

  726. Captain Clutch May 28th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Brignac doesn’t deserve the icy stare.
    ————-

    Mo NEVER acts like that. I think he was more upset and almost like he couldn’t believe that he blew the game. He is so used to getting everyone out that he was kind of stunned.

  727. luis May 28th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Nick in SF May 28th, 2013 at 11:57 pm
    “Maybe Romine needs to catch the 9th from now one.”

    Ha!

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

    LMAO!!

  728. Hassey May 28th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Maybe Youk will but Tex won’t do anything that overbay isn’t already doing for us, so well see a lot more of these kinds of games for the next 6-8 weeks

    That is, unless or 3-4 hitters start producing at least like the Mets 3-4 types

  729. Tyler May 28th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Yeah I don’t know if it was as much Brignac getting Mo’s wrath or Mo just being stunned he let it up. He’s been so good this year that I think he was shocked.

  730. Pat M. May 28th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Tyler…….You nailed it !!!!

  731. mick May 28th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Mo is not a god….

  732. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    No need to stick up for a fellow ballplayer Pat M…Mo was pissed at Brignac.

  733. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Jeez
    If this is the wells they had all along then any baseball smart people in Anaheim must have hated him

  734. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Question – they keep saying that Mo didn’t back up home. If he had, would he have saved the run?

  735. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    my apology Pat M…I see you were replying to another Tyler post.

  736. SoS May 29th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Had to comeback and give a final sniper post.
    Mo blew the save because joba decided to sit behind the catcher and it messed with mos mojo.night to all.

  737. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 29th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Mo is not a god. Mo is a God. He’s the God that we all should worship, no matter what our individual faiths are.

  738. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I can see Mo apologizing in the postgame and admitting he should have backed up the plate.

  739. Tyler May 29th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    mick-

    I just don’t think I’ve ever seen Mo do that before… hard to believe after 18 or so years he just so happens to stare down his SS (well I guess SS isn’t the best example considering the guy who is usually back there, haha).

  740. Captain Clutch May 29th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I really hope that the Yanks win the next 2 games. Watching the Mets act like little children and how happy they get to beat the Yanks is really annoying. They haven’t had a pulse all year and of course they act like this game its the world series. This weekend they will go back to playing like a AAA team.

  741. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I guess this is the Lord’s way of reminding us to not get too greedy and to focus on being within 5 games if jete and arod come back

    Ehh who am I kidding…we’re not getting past Detroit anyway

  742. luis May 29th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Tyler,

    I think he was probably stunned… I don’t think I have ever seen Mo staring any teammate in his whole career… I could be wrong though, but I don’t think so

  743. Tyler May 29th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    CC-

    That’s a compliment to the Yanks though. Games against them always mean more. Wouldn’t want it any other way as a fan. It means that the franchise is great.

  744. Duh Innings II May 29th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Stewart has to go. He has DIRECTLY cost the Yanks the two losses against the Mets with his defense which is putrid considering the Yanks haven’t played a third of a season yet. He’s on pace to cost the Yanks six games, 1/27th of a season, with his defense. Who’s the Yanks’ AAA catcher, Bobby Wilson? I say trade Stewart for a catcher with options (so he could be sent down when Cervelli returns), send Romine back to AAA to be the everyday catcher, and have Wilson and the new catcher then Cervelli share catching duties – they can’t possibly suck worse than Stewart-Romine.

    The ONLY positive tonight was Boston lost, so the Yanks still remain only percentage points behind them.

    You have to look at these two games and this series even if the Mets drop the next two at Yankee Stadium as the highlight of the Mets’ 2013 season which is pretty sad and they are incredibly lucky to not only catch the Yanks at their worst but beat them in back to back 2-1 games. The Mets are lucky.

    You also have to look at the Yanks overachieving offense as finally hitting a wall. Wells is coming down to earth. Cano looks every bit like a guy the Yanks should trade for four players for .289 is not superstar worth $25M a year hitting, not even close. Enough with him batting second! Time he bats third or cleanup. If he is the Yanks’ best hitter than he should be batting in either slot, not be protected by Wells. Suzuki needs to be benched then traded and if it means including cash in the deal so be it.

    The Yanks have to get a bat for this lineup. Nova would be the perfect tradebait for one.

  745. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    “I really hope that the Yanks win the next 2 games.”

    The Yanks should be able to beat their next two pitchers.

    What would be really nice is if the Sux lose their next two also.

    Mo took the blame and said he should have backed up home plate and it was his fault.

    “It was a great game until I got into the game”

    He made every one laugh.

  746. Against All Odds May 29th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Captain Clutch May 29th, 2013 at 12:05 am
    I really hope that the Yanks win the next 2 games. Watching the Mets act like little children and how happy they get to beat the Yanks is really annoying. They haven’t had a pulse all year and of course they act like this game its the world series. This weekend they will go back to playing like a AAA team.

    ————————

    They’ll have a few days in the sun and then fade into oblivion as usual.

  747. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    why dont they ask him why he was pointing at brignac?

  748. Against All Odds May 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    “I really hope that the Yanks win the next 2 games.”

    ———————-

    They will

  749. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    More fan vs fan battle when the focus should be on the continuing failures of our best player who is then going to try to hold us hostage

  750. Captain Clutch May 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    If he had, would he have saved the run?
    ————-

    If Stewart or Mo get the ball then Wright stays at 1st base. On Duda’s hit it’s only 1st and 2nd instead of Wright scoring. Mo’s location was really off so who knows if he can get 3 outs after that. But Mo didn’t back up home twice.

  751. Against All Odds May 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Hold us hostage?? What are his exact demands??

  752. jacksquat May 29th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Bo knows May 28th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    Insult to injury, Gardner got a throwing error as the ball went between Stewart’s legs.

    Crazy. The throw was excellent, just no chance.

  753. jacksquat May 29th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    In defense of Mo, how often does he have to back up home plate?

  754. luis May 29th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Against All Odds May 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am
    Hold us hostage?? What are his exact demands??

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

    An 8 year contract worth 200 mil? ;)

  755. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Thanks Clutch.

  756. Captain Clutch May 29th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    At least the Yanks get Hafner back into the lineup tomorrow. I would let Boesch play RF and give Ichiro the day off. They have to try and get some offense going. They are putting too much pressure on the starting pitching.

  757. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    “In defense of Mo, how often does he have to back up home plate?”

    Probably not often but don’t you think it’s a play they practice all the time?

  758. jlyanks85 May 29th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Mo usually doesn’t have to worry about covering the plate since he barely gives up runs and blows saves, especially this year lol.

  759. jlyanks85 May 29th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Yanks badly need offense now though. Their NL lineup with no DH is embarrassing.

  760. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    One more time around the league and Harvey’s FB will start being deposited over the wall in left center

  761. Against All Odds May 29th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    luis May 29th, 2013 at 12:10 am
    Against All Odds May 29th, 2013 at 12:09 am
    Hold us hostage?? What are his exact demands??

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

    An 8 year contract worth 200 mil?

    ————————-

    Oh is that all :D lol is there anyway to negotiate it

  762. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I think Phelps will handle the Mets easily. Same with Nuno.

    And I think the particular Mets pitchers will make it easy for the offense to get jump started again.

    We certainly don’t want to lose 4 in a row.

  763. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    And who said G. Love doesn’t post here anymore?
    That is not true….

  764. Run it Out May 29th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Mo was actually saying something directed toward short. Didn’t look like he was stunned. Frustrated yes but stunned no. We didn’t get the full story from Mo in his postgame. Probably something that should stay in the clubhouse.

  765. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I agree with letting Boesch play and sitting either Ichiro or Vernon. I bet Joe will start Boesch. I hope he does.

  766. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    those reporters were afraid to ask Mo what he was pointing at

  767. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Any starter with a plus FB will destroy us right now b/c cano can’t hit them and wells pops up on first pitch

    As we can see, without at least something from 3-4, we are a college offense…maybe aluminum bats will help

  768. Captain Clutch May 29th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Yanks have to go over the scouting reports on Murphy and Wright again. They have been throwing Wright a ton of fastballs and they have to change it up. He was ice cold before this series started and with all of the garbage in their lineup you can’t let him beat them again.

  769. Pat M. May 29th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Hassey……I’m not certain about your assessment on Harvey… This is the 3rd time I’ve seen this kid throw and I’m beginning to think he’s the real deal. Hell he has 4 plus type pitches that he can get swing and misses on…..He looks tough

  770. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    “Mo was actually saying something directed toward short. Didn’t look like he was stunned. Frustrated yes but stunned no. We didn’t get the full story from Mo in his postgame. Probably something that should stay in the clubhouse.”

    Agree with all of this. You could see him pointing toward the OF and jawboning.

    However, I’d like to believe that he said something to Brignac after the game and took care of it. I do believe his personality is such that he would do that after he cooled down. If you remember, he did something similar to Brosius I believe it was, in the last game of the 2001 WS.

  771. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Pat M – I think all his pitches are great but I also think guys will just start sitting FB in more counts than they are now instead of trying to guess with Buck

  772. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Mo knew he wasn’t being Mo-like and got flustered and forgot to back up home.
    Simple as that…

  773. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I find Flash annoying. He’s too much drama at times.

  774. Doreen May 29th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I dd not expect them to score much on Harvey. No shame in not having much offense tonight, though one run with Mo is usually enough.

    Last night was the night I am thinking was the game they should have had.

    Th offense is definitely in need of some reinforcements,. They were bound to hit a rough spot. Not gonna worry that it’s anything more than that.

    Mo should NEVER throw out a first pitch. Not until he’s retired or knows he’s not closing that night. Bad mojo. ;)

  775. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    the reporters didn’t want to embarrass Mo so no questioning what he was yelping at.

  776. Duh Innings II May 29th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Cano is not getting 8 years or $200M and if he gets either or both the Yanks are desperate fools because they’d be re-signing a guy who has never driven in 100 runs in a season or had a true breakout year for his age 31-39 years.

    How have long-term contracts worked for the Yanks save Jeter and Posada?

    A-Rod is toast. Teixiera is in the toaster. Sabathia could be put in the other toaster slot.

    Bernie Williams was a shadow of his prime in the final years of his long-term contract. Dave Winfield missed all of 1989 and looked done at the start of 1990, the ninth season of his decade-long contract (he bounced back with the Angels then Toronto but not many guys have done that at that late stage in their careers.)

    Some of you are overrating Cano who is not getting better and if he is how? In what way? He’s hitting .289 for almost the first third of the season. Nice, but $20+M a year? Hell no!

  777. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Mo should NEVER throw out a first pitch. Not until he’s retired or knows he’s not closing that night. Bad mojo.
    ================
    I thought the same thing.
    He was humbled and lost his edge.
    He had nothing tonight.

  778. Captain Clutch May 29th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Since Nix is out there everyday he knows all of the signs so he knows where to position himself when different pitchers are on the mound. Mo threw a pitch inside to Wright and probably expected Brignac to be up the middle more. He seemed surprised that the ball wasn’t hit to the SS and was wondering where Brignac was playing. I am sure that’s what happened.

  779. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I have no clue about the upcoming pitching matchups, but if our offense has to face buchholz and lester then the Sox to put us in their rear view this week,

  780. UnKnown May 29th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I think the fact that MO won’t be perfect in saves this year hurts more for me than the loss.

    But several people have touched on it and are spot on. The offense is bad, it has been bad. For some reason some fans are not able to comprehend the full aspect of baseball and what is really going on. That is too bad for them. Having the record the Yankees do has tricked people into thinking that the offense is fine. It is not fine and has never been fine since opening day when blue yelled “Play Ball” and over the course of 162 games that will be painfully obvious. Just as it is becoming painfully obvious that Vernon might just be who we thought he was this whole time. Stats on the offense is public knowledge. I would advise hiding all children when checking them out. It isn’t pretty.

    Baseball is a freaking marathon. Not one AB or one 11 run out burst. If you are deficient the game of baseball will break you completely down. This is what you are seeing right now.

    Now the Yankees will be fine I believe because they are getting some guys back off the DL, but IMO the way the roster stands right now we would have no chance at making the playoffs. They just don’t score enough and the A.L. East is to tough to nickel and dime your way through.

  781. Run it Out May 29th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Yea Mo has probably already handled it with Brignac. The curse of Joba coming off the DL and sitting in the pen with Mo. (Kidding)

  782. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I can see your reasoning Clutch.
    In fact, Mo was prolly wondering where Nix was at that moment.
    Who is Brignac anyway….

  783. Tar May 29th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    If Mo was pissed at anything it was Brignac positioning. I think he thought he was playing over more. But I really doubt he was pissed.

    Ghost and Nick sorry to leave you two guys out, my bad.

    It was just getting a glimpse at what the apocalypse might look like that threw me off. :shock:

    Good night all.

  784. Doreen May 29th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Unless someone asks Mo point blank, I’d give Mo at this point in his career the benefit of the doubt that although he was pointing toward short, the jawing was not directed at Brignac.

    He was clearly not happy at he events. It sounded to me like he felt like they hit good pitches and TNT everything happened so fast. I think I heard him say that he thought he got Wright, but Mo speaks so softly I’m not sure what he said.

    I agree with Trisha that at least sometimes Flaherty gets too dramatic, and is too imperative in his statements.

  785. Pat M. May 29th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    I’m signing the petition that Doreen is passing around about Mo and ceremonial first ball tosses…….Hassey, sitting on 97 might help, but there’s 4 quads to look at and it might not even matter,,,,,,This Harvey cat look legit

  786. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Yes without being able to squeak in just one more measly run on a consistent basis, these winnable games are becoming losable games

  787. luis May 29th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:15 am
    And who said G. Love doesn’t post here anymore?
    That is not true….

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    Read the posts… I said that they are posting randomly…Not as frequentlyas he used to… That’s a big loss to this blog, at least on this beholder’s eyes

  788. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I agree with Trisha that at least sometimes Flaherty gets too dramatic, and is too imperative in his statements.
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    Don’t we all?

  789. Hassey May 29th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Pat M – yes he is a cat…looks like Schilling… If Phil Hughes got that kind of extension he’d throw 105

  790. mick May 29th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Read the posts…
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    Let’s be civil…

  791. luis May 29th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    ????

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