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Subway Swept

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 30, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Austin Romine, Terry Collins, John Buck

Reinforcements can’t come soon enough. For the first time in the history of his cross-town rivalry, the Yankees have lost four in a row against the Mets. Tonight’s 3-1 loss at Yankee Stadium finished off a Subway Sweep for the Mets and left the Yankees with a season-worst five-game losing streak. Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are expected to come off the disabled list tomorrow, and the offense could use some help. The Yankees have scored just one run in three of their past four games. Their only run tonight came on Robinson Cano’s 14th homer of the season, while Mets starter Dillon Gee finished with a career-high 12 strikeouts. Vidal Nuno once again pitched well in what is likely his final spot start before returning to Triple-A. Nuno lasted six innings and allowed his only runs on a Marlon Byrd two-run homer.

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138 Responses to “Subway Swept”

  1. Jerkface May 30th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Any team can win any game in baseball, but if this team plays at this level against the red sox they are going to get blown out.

  2. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Rock bottom. :shock:

  3. blake May 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Yanks lucky the Boss ain’t around.

  4. Tyler May 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Nothing positive from those 4 games. Thank goodness the Sox haven’t been playing too well either so it’s only 2 games back.

  5. JobaTipsHisCap May 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    So Michael Kay thinks Yankees can win the division behind this lineup.

  6. blake May 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Jerkface says:
    May 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    Any team can win any game in baseball, but if this team plays at this level against the red sox they are going to get blown out.

    No hitter alert already on for Lester

  7. Triple Short of a Cycle May 30th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Yanks lucky the Boss ain’t around.

    ——————————

    I would say the fans are unlucky. At least he cared. This front office could give a crap

  8. NYY fan in NH May 30th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    This is the low point of the season… Reality has set in. Lets hope Tex can produce again

  9. theREALkevin May 30th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Luis, yeah he’s just one of those guys that gets too much unnecessary criticism around here. You’d think he was a totally underperforming player making 15 or 20 million bucks just by some of the complaining. Well I’m out, later guys

  10. JobaTipsHisCap May 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    This is not rock bottom, not even close.
    They are not 5 games out.

    And they might continue to lose sux series.

  11. Tyler May 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Michael Wacha 3 perfect inning and he’s 1-1 at the plate. He was the compensatory pick for Pujols. That organization is drafting incredibly, developing players, and evaluating them properly. This has allowed them to not overpay. The Yanks could learn something.

  12. Jerkface May 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Youkilis’ face is really going to brighten my mood tomorrow.

  13. Yankee Trader May 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Did the Yankees just face Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Jerry Koosman, and Ron Darling?

    Good night!

  14. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I just wanna issue an apology. This is all my fault.

    I was all like, ‘May is gonna be a good month for this team!’ and then May turned around and b*tch slapped me for it.

  15. luis May 30th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    theREALkevin May 30th, 2013 at 9:57 pm
    Luis, yeah he’s just one of those guys that gets too much unnecessary criticism around here. You’d think he was a totally underperforming player making 15 or 20 million bucks just by some of the complaining

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

    Yes… We are getting good production for what we are paying him… Probably when he gets expensive is the time to cut ties, but right now he is a solid player at a very reasonable rate.

  16. The Other Phil May 30th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Tomorrow is a new day but they definitely need the players that were supposed to be starting. The replacements have played admirably but I think the playing time is catching up to them. Starting pitching has been good overall and helped keep the team in the hunt for first place.
    Tell me that the Yanks would be playing backups at 1b, 3b, SS, C and LF, and filling in for Pettitte but be in striking distance of first place? I’ll take it (last few games notwithstanding).

  17. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Awful loss. I hope that this game represents the rock-bottom of this skid, but some of the ABs I saw tonight suggest that the Yanks aren’t about to bust out of this thing.

  18. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    They aren’t this bad offensively, so I’m not particularly worried.

  19. sunny615 May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    This team sucks major arse

  20. backbench May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Such a shame. Some great pitching in this series from Kuroda, Hughes and Nuno.

  21. fantasygame101 May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The league may now have a book on adams so it is his turn to adjust. The magic runs out on wells, hafner and overbay. I really believe tomorrow is goodbye for overbay bec. they will have 2 first baseman in tex and youk being activated.

  22. luis May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    No Tader,

    They faced prime Randy Johnson, Walter Johnson, Cy Young and Sandy Koufax and the BP was comprised of Bobby Gibson, Warren Spahn, Bob Feller and Steve Carlton… They had Nolan Ryan in reserve

  23. luis May 30th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Good night everyone

  24. Tyler May 30th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    They aren’t this bad offensively, so I’m not particularly worried.
    ——————————————————————-

    Normally I’d agree but I’m not so sure that Wells, Brignac, etc. aren’t actually this bad. Maybe Tex and Youk will help…

  25. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    the bubble has burst…I can see it now Joba’s in the buffet line saying I’m starving I haven’t eaten in 4hrs

  26. Captain Clutch May 30th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is going to be an ugly weekend against the Sox. If CC doesn’t fix himself he will get hammered tomorrow. The Sox always hit him well even when he is going good. The Yanks can’t expect to score 2 runs every game and win.

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    “Nothing positive from those 4 games. Thank goodness the Sox haven’t been playing too well either so it’s only 2 games back.”

    Nuno was an amazing positive. I pray he’s part of the Yankee rotation for a long time to come.

  28. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    “Normally I’d agree but I’m not so sure that Wells, Brignac, etc. aren’t actually this bad. Maybe Tex and Youk will help…”

    Yeah, I’m including Tex and Youk. I have always thought that Wells is a mirage, but if you add the first two to Cano, Gardner, and maybe Adams they should be ok, not great, but not like we have seen lately.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Jackie – maybe saving the name will be a good luck charm for this weekend?

  30. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Nuno was great but I think he’s on the way to Scranton tomorrow.

  31. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    What will be on the back pages tomorrow?

    Happy Mets or Sad Yankees?

  32. Jerkface May 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Trisha why are you encouraging one of the most malignant elements of this blog?

  33. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    here comes the stiff and Tex riding in on there white horses….I’m willing to bet anyone that the stiff ends up on the DL again and not that far out…

  34. joecembrale May 30th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Please stop referring to this as a subway series, there was one real subway series which was 2000.

  35. Captain Clutch May 30th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    It doesn’t look like Ichiro has anything left. The Yanks were really stupid to think that after a hand full of good games that he deserves a 2 year deal. He should be the 4th outfielder going forward but of course Girardi won’t do that to a future hall of famer.

  36. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Yankees are a team full of 4th OFers

  37. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    backbench May 30th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Such a shame. Some great pitching in this series from Kuroda, Hughes and Nuno.

    —————–

    Yeah, this 100xs.

    3 well pitched games from our starters and nothing to show for it.

    Like Rich said, however, we really aren’t this bad. I mean, I never expected a .300 season from Wells but I don’t see him sitting at .140 either.

  38. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    What the team is experiencing now is a reminder that a team really needs some homegrown offensive talent to fill in when veterans go down. Right now, it’s Adams and a prayer.

  39. joecembrale May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    What will be on the back pages tomorrow?

    Happy Mets or Sad Yankees?

    Sad Yanks, negative always sell better, yanks always sell better.

  40. Niblick May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Rock bottom? Wait until they’re swept by the sox and the Indians.

  41. Yogi Mantle May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    This team has been hanging on but the wheels fell off this series. I have rarely seen a team look at pathetic as the Yankees did this series. No wonder the Yankees are calling people up practically begging them to buy tickets.

    This just feels like the season they closed the House that Ruth Built. Going no where.

  42. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    “Michael Wacha 3 perfect inning and he’s 1-1 at the plate. ”

    He’s awesome….the cards just churn them out….pitchers and hitters

  43. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    RS will at the very least come out of the weekend series winning 2 out of 3 and a very good shot at a sweep

  44. joecembrale May 30th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I think the word i out on adams. He hasnt seen a fastball in a week.

  45. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I agree. Sad Yankees.

  46. Marcus May 30th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Reminds me a bit of the time when the Nats swept the Yanks at the new Stadium in 2009

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Because I know he is really trying hard to be a better person and he is struggling. And I know he has it in him to be a really good person and I also know he has issues he’s dealing with. And I believe that if he keeps his faith in the right place, he’ll overcome any demons he’s dealing with.

    I know that some of the stuff he says is shocking, and I know he knows it too. He’s pretty honest about his feelings and also honest about not wanting to feel that way.

    He’s a soul worth saving.

  48. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    “Michael Wacha 3 perfect inning and he’s 1-1 at the plate. ”

    He’s awesome….the cards just churn them out….pitchers and hitters

    ——————-
    they have another young SP named Lyons who has pitched two games and went 7 innings in both starts

  49. Jerkface May 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    You have Stockholm syndrome.

  50. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Overbay actually has pretty good numbers against Lester. I wonder if Joe tries to work him into tomorrow’s lineup.

  51. Jesus Bustero May 30th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    The replacements bridged us to Tex and Youk within a 2 game reach of first place. Getting back Nunez, Granderson, Jeter and Cervelli will help as well. There is plenty more offense on the way.

    The pitching is for real, both the bullpen and the rotation. We have surplus starters and late inning relievers we can trade for even more offense.

    I still expect one blockbuster at the deadline, for a 3B or an OF.

  52. Hassey May 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    what? Is anybody getting this stuff on tape, because this is the time capsule I want aliens to find when they discover an uninhabited Earth and hey try to pice together what happened to the idiots who lived here

  53. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Yo La Tengo performs “Stockholm Syndrome”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSxpC5PSrRQ

  54. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    My positive from tonight.

    Vidal Nuno. The guy is good. What a find.

    Brought back from the wilderness of baseball nothingness know as the Independent Leagues.

    Now pitching in the ML for the NYY’s.

    He has an Aaron Small quality to him.

    Only he likely won’t just fizzle out.

    Promote that scout immediately, and give him a huge bonus.

    :)

  55. tomingeorgia May 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    been here to the end, and after. Get’em tomorrow !

  56. Nilsson May 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    It sucks that they’re mired in a slump right now — inevitably it happens to every team every season, some more than others — but the “bubble” hasn’t burst. Also, it’s the struggles are magnified because it’s against the Mets.

    The pitching is still good. That’s a constant. They just need to get people healthy. Tex and Youk are a start. Hopefully, no setbacks for them when they return. Cervelli is a guy that I think they really miss. Both defensively and in the lineup. I know he was one of Ghostwriter’s favorite players. I don’t know what his timetable is, but he needs to heal quickly.

  57. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    ——————-
    they have another young SP named Lyons who has pitched two games and went 7 innings in both starts

    And Shelby miller

  58. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    “I still expect one blockbuster at the deadline, for a 3B or an OF.”

    I’m not sure that they can wait until the deadline for an OF. Curt will be back by then anyway.

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    “You have Stockholm syndrome.”

    No, I just believe in forgiveness.

  60. jacksquat May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Hopefully getting Youk and Tex back will take some of the pressure off Cano, Wells and Hafner and they can relax a little, sort of synergistic effect.

  61. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    ——————-
    they have another young SP named Lyons who has pitched two games and went 7 innings in both starts

    And Shelby miller

    ———————————-
    I believe Miller has been there since the season started..these other two they just came up

  62. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Blake-

    And we have Phelps, Nuno, Pineda, J-Ram, and DePaula.

    Not bad.

    ;)

  63. bruceb May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    You have to be big enough to take losing – even to the Mets – but our at bats tonight were nothing short of disgraceful. What happened to the Yankee mantra of working the count?

    Gee is a very brittle pitcher; nine times out of ten he has one bad inning that costs his team the game. But every time we had a chance to apply pressure, we shot ourselves in the foot by grounding into a double play or swinging at a ball way out of the strike zone.

    The biggest indictment of this team is that they made Hefner and Gee look like Major League pitchers when they’ll both be looking for new jobs by the end of the season.

    Anyone who thinks Tex and Youk will be riding over the hill tomorrow to save this team is kidding themselves. The clock has struck midnight. Vernon Wells has turned back into a pumpkin and the rest of them look like vegetables.

  64. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yanks continue to pitch well….can’t hit

  65. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    And Manuelito.

    ;)

  66. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    MTU,

    Nope….but the Cards get them to the big leagues and they produce when they get there

  67. Jerkface May 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    No, I just believe in forgiveness.

    And yet he is just constantly banned. Forgive him on your own time, help him in private, you are just feeding a troll and enabling a destructive element of the blog.

  68. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    They’re slumping.

    They need to break out of it.

    Maybe Tex and Youk provide some spark.

    Or maybe someone else will get hot and lead the way.

    They’ve done remarkably well to be where they are.

    It could be a lot, lot worse.

  69. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Yanks continue to pitch well….can’t hit

    ——————

    It takes a toll on the pitchers when you spend all season pitching in these types of conditions.

  70. JT May 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Hopefully, they hang in for a while longer with continued strong pitching.

    Hal will buy anoher bat in July if they need it.

  71. cogen777 May 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Yes… We are getting good production for what we are paying him… Probably when he gets expensive is the time to cut ties, but right now he is a solid player at a very reasonable rate.

    I agree for the money Gardner doesn’t underperform and his defense is good. Looking at the entire package though, his .350 OBP is not that much over the league average. Plus for a guy that doesn’t hit for power and who’s game is speed, he doesn’t run the bases well, he doesn’t bunt well and his base stealing ability leaves something to be desired.
    I don’t usually look at salary when I look at a player. I just ask myself what do I expect from a CF and leadoff hitter in the lineup everyday.

  72. Hassey May 30th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Isn’t WB Mason a fairly big company by now? Why can’t they put together better commercials than my local girl scouts?

  73. UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    So are we still going with the belief that the offense is fine?

    Anyone willing to give on the fact that maybe we need the guys who are coming back to give us a boost?

  74. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Anyone who thinks Tex and Youk will be riding over the hill tomorrow to save this team is kidding themselves.
    _

    They don’t have to save the team. They just need to contribute. Except for one game, the Yankees aren’t getting blown out, the games have been close.

  75. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Blake-

    Phelps and Nuno are there and can produce. If Pineda is healthy he’ll produce.

    We have 3 big arms on the way. 2 who will be at AAA by next season.

    A little luck and we’ll be kickin’ some a*s.

    Patterson and LR are way better than the old crew.

    Our BP can be off the charts good.

    We didn’t even tap MM yet.

  76. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    “And yet he is just constantly banned. Forgive him on your own time, help him in private, you are just feeding a troll and enabling a destructive element of the blog.”

    Hey he tried to get banned tonight and it didn’t work. I’m not going to be unnice to him or ignore him. Of course I hope that he can get things together to the point where he doesn’t feel and then put out such negativity.

  77. tucker May 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    The Indians must be cursing themselves for letting Nuno go, much like some here were critical of the loss of Quintana to the White Sox …

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    “They don’t have to save the team. They just need to contribute. Except for one game, the Yankees aren’t getting blown out, the games have been close.”

    +1

    Night all.

  79. austinmac May 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    They didn’t have the parts to swing a deal in the off season and have no reason to believe that has changed. Williams, Heathcott, Austin and Marshall have not performed. It is now one-third through the season. They are not bringing in anyone good nor is a half a year of Joba or Hughes or any of the fifth starter group.

    This is essentially the team with some returnees hoped for. Granderson will be back. Maybe Tex can hit. Youkmis questionable with his health.

    I simply don’t see this working out well. Right now, this is one of the worst offenses in baseball. Wells and Hafner are looking like their last two years. So is Ichiro. Is anyone remotely surprised? Look at the recent part of the back of their baseball cards and then their age.

    A comeback for an old player is rare. Expecting it to happen with a half dozen player is seeking a miracle.

  80. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    If Tex or Youk could just draw a walk that’s be nice…..how does a team go 3 games and not draw a single walk?

  81. Jerkface May 30th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Why would you NOT ignore him? He just trashes the blog.

  82. bruceb May 30th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Youk will no doubt take a week or two to get his swing back. History suggests Tex will take a month or two. The rest of the team have to carry THEM; not the other way around.

  83. tucker May 30th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    MTU says:
    May 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm
    Blake-

    And we have Phelps, Nuno, Pineda, J-Ram, and DePaula.

    Not bad.

    Xxxxxx

    More reasons why the Yanks should not commit a lot of dough to Hughes in the era of $189.

  84. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Machado is on pace for 75 doubles

  85. UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Sweep the Sox and we shoot back into first place. All is not lost, but obviously we have to start winning again at some point.

    I think Tex and Youk will help a ton. But NO those two alone can’t carry this team into October. Hopefully they can get the ball rolling again though. That is what I am looking to see from them.

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Well I’m not going to ignore him if he addresses me.

  87. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    So are we still going with the belief that the offense is fine?

    Anyone willing to give on the fact that maybe we need the guys who are coming back to give us a boost?
    ====

    This week may have been a blessing in disguise. It may grease the skids for the transition back to the A-team.

  88. Hassey May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    If Jete and Youk would promise to come back tomorrow and contribute right away, I would gladly accept Tex and Grandy never coming back…ever

  89. JT May 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Hughes is getting big money from somebody.

  90. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I CANNOT get over these videos from Trenton….. is there a ‘high school baseball, local sports broadcast’ filter on that?

  91. Shame Spencer May 30th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    It’s like… not even in color.

  92. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    Anyone who thinks Tex and Youk will be riding over the hill tomorrow to save this team is kidding themselves.
    _

    They don’t have to save the team. They just need to contribute. Except for one game, the Yankees aren’t getting blown out, the games have been close.
    ——————————————
    close means nothing it’s all about the W/L

  93. joeman May 30th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    And you all are just not getting it and I sick of saying it and you all must be sick of hearing it….Youkilis is going to go back on the DL in a short period of time…giving him $12 mil was a waste..

  94. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Russ just walked off for the Pirates….not that I’m pining for Martin but his .803 OPS is way better than what we have now

  95. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    “close means nothing it’s all about the W/L”

    It means something in terms of competitiveness. They are competitive because of their pitching, but their margin for error is small. A little more offense could tip the balance in some of these close loses.

    Look at the Mets. They suck, but because all but one of the games were close, they were in a position to win all of them.

    The Yankees have done that all year, but that was because Wells and Hafner were great in April.

    Even if they can’t play at that level again, Tex and Youk can move them close to being a decent offense again.

  96. bruceb May 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    We scored one run in 3 of the 4 games and scored the other 4 in garbage time. That would be bad enough against King Felix but against the Mets? C’mon.

  97. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    If Youk goes back on the DL before the All-Star break, I’ll send you a cookie.

  98. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    Russ just walked off for the Pirates….not that I’m pining for Martin but his .803 OPS is way better than what we have now
    _

    I am pining for Ich to retire.

    Thanks, Levine.

  99. Nilsson May 30th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    bruceb May 30th, 2013 at 10:23 pm
    You have to be big enough to take losing – even to the Mets – but our at bats tonight were nothing short of disgraceful. What happened to the Yankee mantra of working the count?

    Gee is a very brittle pitcher; nine times out of ten he has one bad inning that costs his team the game. But every time we had a chance to apply pressure, we shot ourselves in the foot by grounding into a double play or swinging at a ball way out of the strike zone.

    The biggest indictment of this team is that they made Hefner and Gee look like Major League pitchers when they’ll both be looking for new jobs by the end of the season.

    Anyone who thinks Tex and Youk will be riding over the hill tomorrow to save this team is kidding themselves. The clock has struck midnight. Vernon Wells has turned back into a pumpkin and the rest of them look like vegetables.

    ————————————————————————————————————-

    And you know what Met fans were probably saying tonight: “I can’t believe the lineup can’t do more against Nuno. He’s a soft tossing junk baller. He’s garbage!” Well something along those lines. Maybe.

  100. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Hearhcott walk off hit for Trenton….he was 4-6 tonight and is up to .246 now…..given where he was that’s pretty good

  101. bruceb May 30th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I’ll tell you what the Mets were saying tonight: “Yankees suck.” And, for once, they were right.

  102. Jesus Bustero May 30th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Austinmac, you’re selling the pitching surplus short. Teams overpay for pitching at the deadline all the time, both for starters and late inning relievers and major league ready arms. The Yankees are absolutely stacked in all the right places. They could also include a valued player at a position in a package, Gardner + pitching for an OF for example or Adams + pitching for a 3B.

    They have to do something big for Mo.

  103. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I am pining for Ich to retire.”

    I think he will after the season if things don’t change

  104. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Ethier playing CF for the Dodgers…..hit it to CF should be the game plan

  105. tucker May 30th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    “JT says:
    May 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm
    Hughes is getting big money from somebody.”

    He will get paid. Don’t think he’ll get 5/85, but maybe 4/60 if he is strong the rest of he way …

    If the past week has not made it obvious enough, this team needs to invest in offense … And if $189 is a reality, they can’t afford $12-$15 per for the home-grown boy.

  106. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
    Russ just walked off for the Pirates….not that I’m pining for Martin but his .803 OPS is way better than what we have now
    _

    He’s hitting .214 and OPSing .619 in May.

  107. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I’m requesting a do-over, and this time we get JU.

    :)

  108. Jackie Bradley Jr. May 30th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I think ive been banned!!!!!!!!

  109. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Jesus Bustero May 30th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    ….

    They have to do something big for Mo.
    ===

    No, they don’t. They had to do something big for the Boss before he died. I suspect that their business plan extends beyond this year.

  110. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    One of Flores, Heathcott, Austin, or Williams needs to pan out.

    And relatively soon.

  111. austinmac May 30th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Good for Heathcott. Yes, his stats have come a very long way. He was my pre-season hope after the AFL, but what a bad start. Glad he has kept his head up and kept moving ahead.

  112. blake May 30th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    “He’s hitting .214 and OPSing .619 in May.”

    Actually .246 and .663 in May.

    Still better than Stewie and Romine. I don’t really blame then for letting him go given the money difference but baseball wise he’s better than what they have

  113. UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    It takes a toll on the pitchers when you spend all season pitching in these types of conditions.
    ——-

    Right on the money. Especially the “all season” part.

    Rich, the games have been close and I am glad to see you attributed that to the pitching. I think too that another timely hit here and there is all this team needs. Tex and Youk can give you that. I hope. They don’t have to start scoring 10 runs every game. But one run isn’t going to get it done.

  114. UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    “This week may have been a blessing in disguise. It may grease the skids for the transition back to the A-team.”

    +10000
    This is definitely a positive. I hope it can put to bed any narrative that would suggest that adding back in guys off the D.L. is going to screw things up. Imagine if we would’ve swept the Mets and lost to the Sux tomorrow night. Oh God forbid this place would have the pitchforks out hunting down Tex and Youk.

  115. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    ke May 30th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    “He’s hitting .214 and OPSing .619 in May.”

    “Actually .246 and .663 in May.”

    Not according to espn.com, but they’ve been wrong in the past…

    “Still better than Stewie and Romine. I don’t really blame then for letting him go given the money difference but baseball wise he’s better than what they have.”

    –I’m not so sure about that. I suspect that by the time the season plays out, Martin will be OPSing in the low .700s, which right around where I expect Cervy to be.

  116. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    lebron owns.

  117. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    According to Sherman, Cashman wanted Martin over Ich but was overruled by Levine. If that was the choice, Cashman was right and it’s an easy decision based on baseball considerations.

  118. bruceb May 30th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Not sure Romine is good enough for AAA let alone the big show. Losing Cervelli was one of the biggest blows of them all.

  119. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    “lebron owns.”

    Not as good as JR Smith, but still pretty good.

  120. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    martin blows.

    our guys blow too but they’re much cheaper.

  121. MTU May 30th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I have no idea what the Yankees will do against the Sux.

    But if they can bust out somehow and manage to take 2 of 3 they’ll be right back in the hunt.

    So I’ll hope for that.

    If not, it could be a long, sad weekend.

    Every day should bring fresh hope and another chance to get things right.

    Have a good night.

    Tomorrow is a hike day.

    Got to get some shuteye.

  122. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    The true measure of LeBron’s greatness is that he is doing it himself. Wade and Bosh are now inconsistent due to injury or whatever, but LBJ finds a way, even if it is taking Miami more games than it should.

  123. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    well said, rich. last year and this year when there is doubt, lebron takes it personal.

  124. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    So the whole offense is struggling, our pitching has been great except our ace CC is struggling and he’s pitching tomorrow, our arch rivals are coming into the Stadium tomorrow and they happen to be ahead of us in the standings… redemption time!

  125. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    ” Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    So the whole offense is struggling, our pitching has been great except our ace CC is struggling and he’s pitching tomorrow, our arch rivals are coming into the Stadium tomorrow and they happen to be ahead of us in the standings… redemption time!”
    =======================================================
    i like it! this is where they kick in the afterburners….!

  126. tucker May 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    “According to Sherman, Cashman wanted Martin over Ich but was overruled by Levine. If that was the choice, Cashman was right and it’s an easy decision based on baseball considerations.”

    That just about proves it was a move made to generate revenue. I guess those Sapporo beer ads really pay $$$!

  127. Tyler May 30th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    The true measure of LeBron’s greatness is that he is doing it himself. Wade and Bosh are now inconsistent due to injury or whatever, but LBJ finds a way, even if it is taking Miami more games than it should.
    ——————————————————————————-

    Yep. I remember talking heads harping that he would be the Robin to Wade’s Batman on any title they won. They couldn’t be more wrong. I saw a link posted somewhere to the roster of the last Cavs team with Lebron. That supporting cast was beyond putrid… he shouldn’t have done “The Decision” but he made the right move.

  128. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Afterburners… well, at least turn on the engines.

  129. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    The NBA offseason following this one is going to be interesting. LeBron and Melo, among others, have opt-outs. LeBron went to Miami to play with another superstar (or two), but he may be the only one on the team. Melo has never played with a superstar in his life.

    There could be some surprising player movement.

  130. Tyler May 30th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Carmen Angelini is hitting .313.. I don’t know if anything would be cooler than that guy making it to the bigs.

  131. UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    JerkFace – If you’re around I know you are the go to guy with stats. I mean I have been looking at a bunch of things the past 3 nights trying to figure out why people think the offense was so great and have just been bad the last few nights. Quite a few people have voiced this to my surprise. I can’t find a darn thing to support that. What is you’re take on that?

    The Yankees have the worst batting average with runners on base in the A.L. (by 12 points) and 3rd to last in all of the Major Leagues (4 points from dead last). Only Miami and Pitt are worse. They are scoring just 3.8 runs at home (I think that doesn’t take into account tonight’s offensive outburst). These two stats did not just fall out of the sky. It is because of the complete lack of offense ALL year long. I’m sorry and I wish it wasn’t true, but alas it is true. I know that they have been winning so it masks the problems and I get that. Now they are losing so the cover is blown and problems become more glaring. But even if we win a game 2 to 1, I would have to believe people can determine that “Yes we did win but it sure wasn’t because of the offense.”

    Maybe I just don’t get it…

  132. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    lebron will not allow miami (or whatever franchise he plays for) to sign melo. melo is the antisisis of lebron.

    lebron holds all the cards and he will never choose to play with a selfish, no defense player like melo.

    i like melo but his limitations and style of play do not work with lebron’s game.

    melo demands the ball lebron creates the open shot for whomever they can’t cover.

    lebron gives it all up on defense, melo only tries to play defense for the final 6 minutes. if the game is close.

  133. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    LeBron could make Melo a much better player.

  134. UnKnown May 30th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    How many times has it happened where right when it couldn’t look worse things start to turn around. For that reason I am predicting a sweep of the Sux this weekend. Mark it down, put it in blue pen.

    If it happens this post will be seen again, if it doesn’t forget you ever read this. :razz:

  135. Tyler May 30th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    LOL UnKnown…. hope you are right.

  136. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    “Maybe I just don’t get it…”
    ———————————————————–
    i ‘get it’. our offense to this point has been playing waaay over it’s head and winning because the SP and BP have been great. they have been lucky.

    we need hitters.

    we are just about to get hitters back.

    the red socks ain’t all that.

    let’s go yankees!

  137. Nick in SF May 30th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Well I thought it couldn’t look worse after last night and tonight it looks worse.

    You know what they say: it always looks the darkest before it goes completely black.

  138. Ys Guy May 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    yankees 5-4 in interleague games. not the dominance of the past but it’s a very small sample size.

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