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Game 65: Yankees at Athletics

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (37-27)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix SS
Austin Romine C

RHP Phil Hughes (3-4, 4.80)
Hughes vs. Athletics

ATHLETICS (39-27)
John Jason C
Seth Smith LF
Jed Lowrie SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Josh Reddick RF
Brandon Moss 1B
Chris Young CF
Eric Sogard 2B
Nate Freiman DH

RHP Dan Straily (3-2, 4.67)
Straily vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 10:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Very similar to last night. Temperatures in the 60s. Not much chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP Dale Scott, 1B CB Bucknor, 2B Bill Miller, 3B Todd Tichenor

BEEN TOO LONG: The Yankees have gone a season-high four straight games without a home run, their longest such stretch since July 15-18, 2011 (also four games). This is one game shy of their longest homerless stretch since 2000 (five games from May 17-21, 2006).

A GOOD SIGN: Mark Teixeira has 20 career home runs at O.co Coliseum, tied with Rafael Palmeiro for second-most by a visiting player behind Alex Rodriguez (21). Since joining the Yankees in 2009, Teixeira has eight homers and 23 RBI in 20 games in Oakland. That’s all from Elias.

ALSO GOOD NEWS: Maybe this is jinxing it, but this current group of A’s has hit just .193/.276/.261 in 88 career at-bats against Phil Hughes. They’ve hit just one home run, and that homer came from Yoenis Cespedes, who isn’t playing tonight.

UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: Shallow fly ball falls for a hit, Smith thrown out running into second base. The lesson, as always: Don’t hustle.

UPDATE, 10:36 p.m.: Two-run homer by Moss. Ichiro faked as if he were going to catch it in front of the track — he was hoping to play the ball off the wall — but it’s out and the A’s are in front.

UPDATE, 11:08 p.m.: What do you know, the Yankees offense looks flat…

UPDATE, 11:26 p.m.: Hughes has been walking a tightrope most of the night, and now an RBI double has given the A’s another run and a 3-0 lead in the fifth.

UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: One-out walk and that’s all for Hughes. He’s out after 4.1 innings. Walks were a real problem.

UPDATE, 11:35 p.m.: If you’re into the bright side, Shawn Kelley has been a nice find this season. He was able to induce a couple of grounders to shortstop to get out of the inning without further damage. Hughes was pretty bad, but it’s only a 3-0 A’s lead. For most lineups, that wouldn’t feel like a massive hole.

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.: Walk, single, sac fly. See, top of the order, that wasn’t all that hard.

UPDATE, 12:01 a.m.: Nice little sliding catch by Ichiro to strand two runners in the sixth.

UPDATE, 12:09 a.m.: There’s a two-out RBI single by Nix. He’s a baseball player, ya know.

UPDATE, 12:48 a.m.: That at-bat was a pretty good battle between Chamberlain and Moss, but Moss won the fight in a big way. He launched his second homer of the night, this one to dead center, to push the A’s lead to 4-2.

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494 Responses to “Game 65: Yankees at Athletics”

  1. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Go Huuughes! Go Yanks!

  2. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Okay here we go!

    Did you make it to the game Nick?

  3. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    A’s have won 9 in a row at home. Time to cut that string.

    GO HUGHES! GO YANKS! GO LOHUD CLAN! GO WEDNESDAY NIGHT!

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    GO YANKS!!! GO HUGHES!!! (please)

  5. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Old School enjoy the game, don’t miss any action.

    Phil’s Mom and Dad are there. Time to impress the ‘Rents!

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I trust the offense to get the job done.

    GO OFFENSE!!!

  7. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Not the same as being in the stadium but it’ll do

  8. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I’m in section 123 row 30 say hi!

  9. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Ah, now I see why Jaso could not be a Yankee. :)

  10. UnKnown June 12th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    C R 9 the morality police. After harassing Doreen, Shame, Nick, and even threatening to post personal info about Chad because he wouldn’t ban you last time soon enough.

    Worry about yourself and I will do the same. Thanks.

  11. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Section 113, I’m too old to be using an iPhone ha ha

    Weak start.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Nice job by Vernon getting it to second!

  13. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Reddish Sox

    DO ONE.

  14. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Youk is definitely not a SS.

  15. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    K! Off speed!

  16. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    You haven’t worked it out then yet?

  17. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Atta boy, Ichi.

  18. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Ichiro was playing with the pitcher

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    HOCKEY GAME TIED 3-3.

    Awwwwww.

  20. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    ChiHawks tie it.

  21. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I can’t see Wells getting a lot of playing time anymore. The lineup is so bad right now that they can afford to have someone out there who is totally lost.

  22. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Laughable on nesn. They spent a half inning whining about the rays pitcher hystrionics and said nothing about whatever the hell bailey just did at the end of the game.

  23. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Oh God. Not again

  24. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    What a surprise. I am really tired of Hughes already. A good start then 3-4 bad starts. Enough already. If Nuno wasn’t hurt he should be in the rotation over him.

  25. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Moss was only 3 for his last 40. That’s ok though, the Yankees are the team for you to break out of slumps.

  26. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Moss was only 3 for his last 40
    ———–

    I guess there is hope for Wells…sigh…

  27. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    NBC10 Philadelphia ?@NBCPhiladelphia 12m
    #BREAKING: Law enforcement source confirms, NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed in crash at local speedway: http://bit.ly/11ICZTG

    RIP

  28. matt1766 June 12th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    please please get Phil Hughes off this team. no heart and even in this fly ball pitcher park he gives up homeruns

  29. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    It seems like every batter has a 7-9 pitch at bat against Hughes. He doesn’t fool anyone.

  30. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Atta boy.

  31. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I forgot how common it is for A’s fans to get up from their seat in the middle of the inning to get their nachos etc. not baseball fans

  32. egk June 12th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Who would have thought the bad news would be Hughes pitching like C.C. this season?

  33. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I actually tought this massive ballpark would help Hughes not surrender homers. Yet he still gives up one here.

  34. njsketch June 12th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    dont have a good feeling again tonight – offense to wake up soon

  35. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Still only 2 runs

  36. This Year June 12th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Why does a fan of another, rival team hang out here? I know there are all kinds of perverse explanations, but I am assuming nothing pathological here. But why? Mystifying.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Time for the offense to pick him up. He is who he is and as long as he’s on the team, the offense is going to have to dig in and get the job done.

  38. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Odds, yep. We still need to score some runs.

  39. matt1766 June 12th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Time for the offense to pick him up. He is who he is and as long as he’s on the team, the offense is going to have to dig in and get the job done.

    _________________________________________________________-

    Can he gut it up just once

  40. matt1766 June 12th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    The Yankees cant get a catcher hitting better than a buck 43

  41. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Think Phil would give up a homer if he were pitching in the Sonoran Desert. No stadium is big enough.

  42. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This team is almost unwatchable. Wells should never have another at bat against a right hander. Ichiro swings like he’s playing t-ball. Hughes, after all these years, still can’t through a decent breaking pitch. You could see this coming. Mediocre fastball tonight. No secondary pitches. All bad.

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    “Why does a fan of another, rival team hang out here? I know there are all kinds of perverse explanations, but I am assuming nothing pathological here. But why? Mystifying.”

    Yankee envy. But I have found that it ends up having a good karma effect on the Yanks and crap always bounces back on his teams of choice. (Remember revenge and karma are best served cold.) That’s why I just let him blither on. He’s white noise but dumb enough to blow karma for his teams. He does this every year, just choosing different screen names.

  44. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    And Nuno should be the Yanks 4th starter. I’ve been saying that for 6 weeks now.

  45. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    They have to make a move. Whether it’s seeing if Neal or Musty can provide a spark or a trade, this lineup is going to cause this team to flame out.

  46. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Can he gut it up just once

    ————————

    He could. I’m not the biggest Hughes fan but he has pitched well in this park.

  47. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I don’t even think it’s possible for this team to score 2-3 runs right now. It almost looks impossible most nights. The at bats are just brutal.

    If Adams is never going to play they have to send him back to AAA. Bring up Musty or Neal and give one of them a chance. They can’t keep sending Wells out there and they need major offensive help in the outfield.

  48. blake June 12th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Can we score two runs or should I go to bed?

  49. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I know the offense is struggling – and has been for some time – but wouldn’t it be nice just for once to see us put an opposing pitcher in trouble early on? We had our chance against Colon last night but couldn’t take it. Two runs seems like a five or six-run deficit right now.

  50. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    OldSchool, I’m in the Plaza Level behind the plate but I’m with somebody, probably won’t make it down but I should be here tomorrow too for Kuroda.

  51. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    The Yankees might need to trade for 2 bats at the deadline, even if jeter and Grandy comes back. This offense is to the point of comical of how bad it is.

  52. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    blake June 12th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    Can we score two runs or should I go to bed?
    —————————————————————————-

    I think 3 is the magic number. Then it’s bed time. Bloop and a blast they can still do.

  53. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    It’s easy. Promote Almonte and Neal. Platoon Almonte and Well. Play Neal. Cut Ichiro. Not sure what to do about Romine. He’s not a major leaguer. Can we clone Stewart :)?

  54. njsketch June 12th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    looks like we got the bad hughes tonight

  55. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    The one thing we always have as fans, Blake, is hope.

    As John Cleese once said (I think it was in Clockwise): “It’s not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.”

  56. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Has Hughes ever retired a batter on 1 or 2 pitches?

  57. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    They can score 2 runs, the question is will it stay 2 runs.

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    “Can he gut it up just once”

    matt, I’m not disagreeing with you. I just figure it is what it is and so I look for the offense to really dig down when he pitches. Nice kid and all but I think he’s better suited for – Space, the final frontier – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjbUu5MaEEg

    :)

  59. blake June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Hughes has nothing tonight….fastball velo down and very flat and breaking pitches just rolling up there….Joe needs to watch him real close and get Warren up soon if he doesn’t improve

  60. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 10:47 pm
    This team is almost unwatchable.

    ———————————-

    Of course because they aren’t a good offensive team. Francesa says it best when a team doesn’t hit they look awful.

  61. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    AAA?

    @jnorris427

    JR Murphy looks very happy. We’ll see why shortly.

  62. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Hughes throwing 91

  63. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Hughes has allowed 2 or less runs in 7 of his last 10. He just has to minimize the damage when he gives up a HR, and not walk the lead off. Needs to put this guy away.

  64. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Throw the slider fer cryin out loud…

  65. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Hughes has nothing tonight
    ————-

    It will probably be 5-0 before Warren even gets up

  66. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    blake June 12th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    Can we score two runs or should I go to bed?

    ———————

    It’s a west coast game so I would choose option 2.

  67. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    @jnorris427

    JR promoted to SWB

  68. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Hughes can’t even put away below average hitters like smith. It really is frustrating watching this guy pitch.

  69. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Cito Culver hitting .217 but 6 homeruns (matching the total for his entire career). He’s a Yank.

  70. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Josh Norris ?@jnorris427 48s
    JR promoted to SWB
    Details
    ____
    Big congrats to him! We’ll take Sanchez in AA, please.

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    “And Nuno should be the Yanks 4th starter. I’ve been saying that for 6 weeks now.”

    Definitely agree. However, he went down the other night. No idea if he’s day to day or what.

  72. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    Throw the slider fer cryin out loud…

    Gotta throw em better than that…

  73. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    3 walks is unlike Hughes

  74. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I took a nap, so I am wide awake, but so far this is not looking good. The walks are atypical. And we may never score another run.

  75. njsketch June 12th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    wow hughes with the efficient 11 pitch walk

  76. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    It’s just so damn obvious. Doesn’t anyone see it? He thinks he’s Clemens or something. He gets 2 strikes on a hitter and tries to elevate a 91 mph fastball. I’ll say it again. Hughes cannot be successful impersonating a power pitcher unless he’s in the bullpen. He needs to go back to the drawing board and develop a 2 seam fastball. He must try to get hitters hit the ball on the ground. His arm has enough life to generate the necessary movement. But he can’t pitch up in the zone with his stuff. And he’ll never have a better than average (if that) breaking pitch because he doesn’t have the right feel for it.

  77. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Dos, please. Yeah!!

  78. blake June 12th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    June 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    Hughes has allowed 2 or less runs in 7 of his last 10. He just has to minimize the damage when he gives up a HR, and not walk the lead off. Needs to put this guy away.

    He’s good most of the time but he doesn’t have his good stuff tonight and that’s trouble

  79. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Nap? I took a nap during that at-bat. :neutral:

  80. cofuzz June 12th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Romine needs to keep calling for the off-speed stuff. Phil’s phastball isn’t phooling anyone tonight.

  81. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I hope they move Sanchez up to AA and O’Brien to Tampa. O’Brien is almost 23. Get him going on up.

  82. Doreen June 12th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Congrats to JR Murphy!!!!

  83. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Can of corn ;o)

  84. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Phew.

  85. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    At least he got out of it

  86. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you O.co.

  87. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    We have been watching the same crap with him for too long. You can’t be a successful major league pitcher with only 1 pitch. Isn’t that obvious by now?

  88. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    Phew.
    ——

    I was about to post the same thing

  89. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I feal like I’m watching major league the movie. Where the owner is trying to throw a towel on the season. Can’t believe that half of our starting lineup is made up of backup or has beens. You know its bad when the stros lineup is scarrier than ours. Cash needs to get ofthe pot and do something. The same thing as he di when bringing up cano to ignite a lachadasical lineup. If we re going to have a lineup of 230 hitters w no pop.Why not bring kids up from aa and aaa. At least there we would be scouting the future. Enough is enough. Time to shake things up. Anyone else feel like cash and girardi is pulling opposite directions? Adams and fransisco come ti mind.
    Players that need to go
    Youk
    Ichi
    Wells
    Romine.
    Give me some fresh blood!!
    This is embarrassing as yankees!!
    Now I’m done.

  90. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    O’Brien is like OPSing 1500 this month. But I’m not supposed to be concerned about prospects below AA. But I’m not supposed to be concerned about prospects below AA.

  91. blake June 12th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Congrats to JR….does this mean Sanchez is headed to Trenton soon?

    Hughes got the big DP and The park saved him ok the fly out to CF…..he’s living on borrowed time though if he doesn’t either sharpen up his stuff or locate better …..or hopefully both. maybe wiggling out of that will get him going

  92. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    Hughes has allowed 2 or less runs in 7 of his last 10. He just has to minimize the damage when he gives up a HR, and not walk the lead off. Needs to put this guy away.
    ——————

    All they care about is the other 3 games.

  93. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    It’s just so damn obvious. Doesn’t anyone see it? He thinks he’s Clemens or something. He gets 2 strikes on a hitter and tries to elevate a 91 mph fastball. I’ll say it again. Hughes cannot be successful impersonating a power pitcher unless he’s in the bullpen. He needs to go back to the drawing board and develop a 2 seam fastball. He must try to get hitters hit the ball on the ground. His arm has enough life to generate the necessary movement. But he can’t pitch up in the zone with his stuff. And he’ll never have a better than average (if that) breaking pitch because he doesn’t have the right feel for it.

    Absolutely right and a job better left to a pitching coach on another team.

  94. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Odds, note the “Ph…” It’s the 65th game too; that must be worth something. Can we please get some runs here!

  95. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Oops, that first part was to ID, not Odds…

  96. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Oh okay Nick. I was going to spring for a beer. Happy to get one for your companion. We should take a photo and send it to Trisha. Ha ha.

    113, row 30

  97. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    O’Brien is like OPSing 1500 this month. But I’m not supposed to be concerned about prospects below AA. But I’m not supposed to be concerned about prospects below AA.
    ———————————————————————————–

    He’s going to be 23 soon so he is pretty old for Charleston. I’d love to see him get to Tampa and see how he does. AA usually is the barometer for prospects but he at least proved he could hit the lower levels.

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    “He’s good most of the time but he doesn’t have his good stuff tonight and that’s trouble”

    3-4 record, 4.80 ERA, 1.36 WHIP. That’s not even good on a losing team!

  99. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Not going to beat up on any of our pitchers when our offense does jack night after night. Doesn’t matter how well you pitch if the O can’t put one lousy run on the board.

  100. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    We have been watching the same crap with him for too long. You can’t be a successful major league pitcher with only 1 pitch. Isn’t that obvious by now?
    =====================================
    He can. In the pen…

  101. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    id, yeah, I know, but the stats don’t lie.

  102. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    These at bats aren’t even competitive

  103. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    again yankee batters don’ help their pitcher out by taking a few pitches

  104. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I go to get something to drink, come back and the yanks have 3 outs already. It really is hard to fathom how bad this offense is.

  105. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    That was depressing.

  106. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    keep pulling the baseball guys, they will keep pitching you away.

  107. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    If they want O’Brien to continue to learn to catch, they likely won’t move him too quickly.

  108. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    not much to be excited about watching these dead bats .. the hope I had in the beggining of the season has dwindled.. NYY turned ball in play type players into hero hr hitters yet again.. do we have to keep playing the same broken record? When will they learn?

  109. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    We have been watching the same crap with him for too long. You can’t be a successful major league pitcher with only 1 pitch. Isn’t that obvious by now?

    ———————

    Yes but they are going to stay with him for right now.

  110. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Teams are totally schooling our hitting philosophy.

  111. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Yanks need more professional hitters like Chili Davis, Ruben Sierra and Darryl Strawberry.
    Throw in Tim Raines and David Justice…

  112. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    “Not going to beat up on any of our pitchers when our offense does jack night after night. Doesn’t matter how well you pitch if the O can’t put one lousy run on the board.”

    Hey cowboy, they put up 4 last night. And here are the runs for the last 8 games: 7, 4, 6, 6, 1, 3, 2, 4.

    So much for your 0′s!

  113. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    What do you know, the Yankees offense looks flat…

    Even Chad is getting bored with this garbage now.

    To be honest, I don’t think it will make much difference what we do as the major problem is a lack of talent, but seeing as KLong gets the plaudits when things are going well, isn’t it about time he answered a few questions on what he is attempting to do to address the issues?

  114. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    “He’s good most of the time but he doesn’t have his good stuff tonight and that’s trouble”

    3-4 record, 4.80 ERA, 1.36 WHIP. That’s not even good on a losing team!
    —————–

    7er in .2ip hurts that. Takes about 3 good starts break even

  115. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    Odds, note the “Ph…” It’s the 65th game too; that must be worth something. Can we please get some runs here!

    ———————–

    Yes some runs would be nice

  116. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    keep pulling the baseball guys, they will keep pitching you away.
    ===========================
    welcome back tex….

  117. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    The four runs came in garbage time last night, Trisha.

    Pay attention.

  118. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    You honestly think Kevin Long will be questioned, EVER?

  119. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Overbay was successful because he just went with the pitch and didn’t try to do too much. The total opposite of Tex and Hafner’s approach. I would DH Overbay a couple of games and sit Hafner.

  120. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    600k for Hughes

  121. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    Yanks need more professional hitters like Chili Davis, Ruben Sierra and Darryl Strawberry.
    Throw in Tim Raines and David Justice…
    ————————————————————————————

    How much of it is Kevin Long?

  122. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Better.

  123. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Hope hughes will try to pitch inside above the belt once in awhile.

  124. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    We are getting Farnham in Trenton. :( It figures…

  125. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
    The four runs came in garbage time last night, Trisha.

    Pay attention.

    —-

    Not really, those were their good relievers, and closer.

    Not that I’m defending the offense…

  126. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    id, nice.

  127. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    We don’t need a hitting instructor guys. It’s all on the hitters.

  128. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Ichiro swings like he’s playing t-ball.

    Maybe we need more t-ball players, Ichiro has the only hit.

  129. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    “The four runs came in garbage time last night, Trisha.

    Pay attention.”

    Excuse me? Garbage time? Any time the game is still being played is a good time for runs. And Haffner almost tied it in the 9th. Maybe YOU should pay attention.

    Garbage time is definitely a state of mind, and you apparently have it.

    Go tell your wife to pay attention.

  130. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Yanks need more professional hitters like Cano.. heh. Once upon a time more than one player hit over .300 on this team.

  131. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    They are acquiring players to suit their park.
    Hal better have a master plan or he will destroy the brand.

  132. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    How many pitches are we averaging an AB; we are always behind.

  133. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    That was a Wells like at bat

  134. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Good point bruceb. Long seems to have a immunity year in and year out. From an all or nothing club to an impatient one. Who besides grandy has he helped recently?

  135. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    wow Youk with an UGLYYYYYY AB

  136. Nick in SF June 12th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Foul ball in the seat directly in front of me. Wakeup call!

  137. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Long has to go. End of story.

  138. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Who besides grandy has he helped recently?
    ——————————————————————

    He helped Grandy for about a year… doesn’t seem like last years version was that much better than the last year in Detroit.

  139. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    And by the way, if you’re threatened by two runs, maybe this isn’t the game for you. Two runs can happen in the blink of an eye.

  140. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Kevin Long must be giving out free hummers in the locker room.

  141. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    They just get themselves out constantly which is what drives me mad.

  142. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Why would they fire Long? That is an indictment on themselves.
    The only way heads roll is if they implode. (Cue Randy)

  143. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Hughes is like “I just sat down.”

  144. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    strally pitches inside as a show pitch but most of the time outside.

  145. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I really don’t have any feelings about Long one way or the other, but you do realize that he is touted as a god here when the offense is hitting and a pariah when they’re not.

  146. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    When I get home tonight this hat is going in the attic until it learns how to behave. Sorry Trisha

  147. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    The New York Yankees — let’s have a round of applause from ownership on down. George would be so proud.

  148. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    mick-

    Facebook is adding hashtags like twitter does. Thought you’d like to know that.

  149. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I know I shouldn’t be doing this, but there’s actually two guys who look to be legit hitters in Charleston. O’Brien and Greg Bird. Some say Bird is the best power prospect in the organization. They both were catchers last year who couldn’t catch. They moved Bird to 1b. O’Brien will prob have to move to 1b too so this might get tricky but I don’t think there are a lot of guys in front of them. Bird is a lefty and O’Brien is a right so maybe they can platoon :)

    I talked about this a couple days ago. The Yanks need to develop a new type of player development system that will allow them to fast track hitters. Under the current system, it takes way too long to develop them. The future of baseball will belong to teams that can develop hitters and develop them quickly. The game has evolved is such a way that pitching has become the dominant element. For some reason, presumably without the benefit of PEDs, young men are throwing harder than ever in the history of the universe. To counter that trend, hitting will become the cash crop.

  150. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Get a hitting coach that cares about averages and something other than homeruns at yankee stadium

  151. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Foul ball in the seat directly in front of me. Wakeup call!
    =====================
    Go have a beer with OldSchool, bring your date.

  152. njsketch June 12th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    it’s hard to watch with the offense so futile game after game, regardless if we win or lose

  153. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Facebook is adding hashtags like twitter does.
    ================
    I vant to be alone….

  154. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Don’t miss Granderson
    Didn’t miss Tex
    Don’t miss Arod

    I miss Cervelli
    I miss Jeter
    I will forever miss GMS

  155. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Bring us mattingly once la fires him.

  156. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Go tell your wife to pay attention.

    She does. Unlike you, she doesn’t spend the whole night on a baseball blog defending the team against posters who dare to criticize them. Most of the time I can tolerate your Pollyanna opinions, Trisha, but when you make it personal, as you often do with Shame, Yankeefem and many others, it’s time to wind your neck in.

  157. tbone1570 June 12th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Straily 55 pitches thru 5 innings

    Hughes76 pitches thru 4 innings

    Not Good!

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    “When I get home tonight this hat is going in the attic until it learns how to behave. Sorry Trisha”

    :lol:

    Old School, I’m hoping that by the time you go home, you are not going to want to part with that hat. Still plenty of game – though it must be tough to be sitting there and watching it.

  159. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I thought hummers were discontinued for bad gas mileage? Some of our players are playing like hummers right about now.

  160. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Bring us mattingly once la fires him.
    =================
    as the batting coach.

  161. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    And hughes accidentally throw one above the belt inside but the target was low and away.

  162. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Hughes body language sucks…like he doesn’t want to be here.

  163. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Good job Hughes. Let the geek steal 2nd base easy.

  164. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Trisha some times status quo isn’t good enough.

  165. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Atta boy, Ich.

  166. RYUKINGDOM June 12th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Cashman….Dump Hughes, Wells and Youk now. Hughes is a mental marshmellow and the other guys are past their time.

  167. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    it’s time to wind your neck in.
    ===================
    never heard that one. what does that mean?

  168. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Secondary stuff isn’t working.

  169. Tyler June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I’m kinda happy the Blues will never be good enough to make the Stanley Cup Final because I’d have a heart attack. So intense. Not sure how you fans of good teams do it.

  170. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Triple A pitching. Jeeez

  171. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Now can we get the bullpen up? Hughes looks like he doesn’t have any confidence on the mound because he knows that he doesn’t have the stuff to get guys out.

  172. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    the a’s are so comfortable in the plate. Up and in plsssssss.

  173. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Secondary pitches still far too inconsistent.

  174. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Horrible two strike pitch

  175. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Yes mick. Mattingly for hitting coach.
    Cant blame girardi for this offense.

  176. tucker June 12th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Wow, should have went back to the high and tight fastball against Jaso

  177. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    “but when you make it personal, as you often do with Shame, Yankeefem and many others, it’s time to wind your neck in.”

    Who in hell do you think you are telling me to pay attention? I’m not responsible for your glass jaw. And how DARE I defend the team against people who criticize them. I should just sit and fan you and provide mint juleps, high fiving your every complaint.

    And here’s a final note for you bruce. It would take an army backing you up for you to attempt to wind any part of me in.

    Now you continue to make up whatever fiction you want to make up regarding the offense and their 0′s every night and I will continue to set the record straight.

  178. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Is it bad for me to wish the man that made me a yankee fan gets canned so he can finally come back home. Come home mr. Basball. Your needed. Follow the bat light in the sky.

  179. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    My question is this:
    If Hughes continues like this and Pineda is ready, then Hughes trade value is down when the TD approaches.
    If you throw him in the pen at the expense of say, Claiborne, you are hurting the kid and the team.
    Trade him now, bring up Nova.

  180. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I actually saw a fan wearing a Hughes tee shirt earlier. Bet it’s gone now

  181. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Time to get him Joe

  182. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Not getting calls

  183. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Watching Hughes, it makes me wonder if he will even better off pitching in a bigger ballpark all year. The way he struggles and continues to have trouble putting hitters away. Would that really change if he pitched in Minnesota all year?

  184. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    If Hughes was pitching against the Yankees he’d be pitching a no hitter now

  185. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    The Yanks should keep Hughes in the rotation until the trading deadline. Then trade him for the best player that they can get. Everyone knows that he won’t be back next year so why keep him?! They should do the same thing with Joba.

  186. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Yes mick. Mattingly for hitting coach.
    Cant blame girardi for this offense.
    ===================
    This is a makeshift team, not by design. Jeter and the real Arod are sorely missed.
    Can’t blame Long, it is what it is.

  187. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I would’ve stayed with Hughes here.

  188. Triple Short of a Cycle June 12th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Amazing how they still can’t beat the A’s even with 2 of their better hitters out of the lineup.

  189. jacksquat June 12th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Kelley hasn’t pitched for 6 days…

  190. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Hughes could have thrown a no no and the offense still absolutely sucks

  191. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Now you continue to make up whatever fiction you want to make up regarding the offense.

    The offense that’s 11th out of 15 in the AL in runs scored.

    I repeat…PAY ATTENTION.

  192. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    igotid88,

    I envy your best friend whoever that may be. There’s no doubt he or she could rip off your head, crap down your throat, smash your puppy’s brains in and you’d make excuses for him/her. Your loyalty is inspirational.

  193. fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    hughes with other organization will learn to pitch inside and not be afraid of hitting batters.

  194. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    “Trisha some times status quo isn’t good enough.”

    JB, of course I know that. But when people rely on total exaggeration to try to make a case, I’m not going to sit here and say nothing.

    Unless of course someone wants to say things and have no responses whatsoever. In that case, maybe he should put an asterisk in front of his post and we can have that mean “I just want to blow off steam so please don’t bother responding.” Or something.

  195. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I actually saw a fan wearing a Hughes tee shirt earlier. Bet it’s gone now
    =====================
    Old School-That was Nick, go visit him…

  196. Triple Short of a Cycle June 12th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    This “amazing” A’s pitcher gave up 4 runs in his last outing against the mighty White Sox bats

  197. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    His stuff wasn’t very good tonight. He usually doesn’t walk batters.

    One more.

  198. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Count me in for mattingly as batting coach and trading box of chicolates before its too late.

    Sorry for being negative today fellas. But this team has put me in a depressiin as of late. Can’t be blind any longer. The offense is a turd sandwich without thebread.

  199. Niblick June 12th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Another stinker from Hughsie and the Yankee offense. Sun rises in the east.

  200. ac1 June 12th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I do blame long. He teaches that averages are irrelevant and homers are all that matters. His job is to help our hitters. Jeter refused his advice. Says it all.

  201. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Nick is a woman with a size 44 dd chest?

  202. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    fantasygame101 June 12th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    hughes with other organization will learn to pitch inside and not be afraid of hitting batters.

    Thats why he will have value as the trade deadline approaches

  203. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    If Hughes was pitching against the Yankees he’d be pitching a no hitter now

    ====

    HAHAHA = now that is funny & true :)

  204. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I’d settle for a hitting instructor masterful at putting the ball in play regardless of the urgency of the situation, someone like David Ekstein. He choked up on the bat, still a man.

  205. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Nick is a woman with a size 44 dd chest?
    ==========================
    Maybe thats why he doesn’t want to introduce him?self…

  206. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    5 walks is unlike Hughes. And he was at 90mph fastball most of the game. Probably avg 91

  207. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    These guys don’t need a hitting coach.

  208. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    This job shouldn’t be too difficult for Pineda to win.

  209. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Everyone knows dad is wearing hughes jersey. That doesn’t count. I think hughes needs to start soaking himself with vasoline and say he just gets hot. Milkshakes for our hitters. Any 31 flavors.

  210. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Hughes should be DLed for depression.
    Bring back Nova for now.
    The 5th starter isn’t our problem.
    Without the Capt. we are going nowhere…

  211. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Only the Yankees offense can make a bum like Dan straily look like a elite pitcher.

  212. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Tyler, 2nd Overtime… hockey OT is nerve-wracking as hell when your team’s in it… I have been through far too many, but somehow I’ve survived them. Better live than on TV though, the latter where you can see nothing and feel like you have no true perspective or control over the game.

    Alert: We have a base runner!!

  213. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s see Robbie get his head out of his ass and hit one out.

  214. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    So it’s Long’s fault that Tex has a terrible lefty swing? Also that he only wants to pull the ball and refuses to hit the ball to LF even when the whole left side of the infield is open? Oh please. The hitting coach can only do so much.

  215. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    We can complain about or apologize for Hughes all we want, but it’s very clear who he is. There’s a huge sample size now. He’s an average starter and a superior reliever.

    But this offense is well well below average and quite frankly, now an embarrassment. This is where you really miss George. He had a ton of warts for sure, but he wouldn’t be trying to dress up this pig.

    Cash, stop sitting on your ass and do what needs to be done to at least give this season a chance.

  216. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Now you continue to make up whatever fiction you want to make up regarding the offense.

    “The offense that’s 11th out of 15 in the AL in runs scored.

    I repeat…PAY ATTENTION.”

    LMAO!!!!

    I’m 10 steps ahead of you bruce, because I’m not mired down in depression. I stay sharp by not crying in my beer.

    Don’t play the old bait and switch with me. You said the offense did jack night after night. I proved you wrong. I showed you the numbers. Now you want to smokescreen it with the 11 out of 15. You’re not telling me anything I don’t know about their placement.

    Again, the day you can tell me to pay attention is the day I become a fan of the Sux. Hopefully you see the remoteness of the proposition.

  217. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Here we go.

  218. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I’ll take that…we are winning this game.

  219. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    This would be a good tome for Mr All or Nothing to come through

  220. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Good AB, Teixy.

  221. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Come on Tex hit one over the right field fence

  222. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Tex lay off that crap

  223. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Tex is a joke.

  224. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    YF, if we get runs now, they don’t count, because don’t ya know that if they don’t come fast enough for the glass jaws on the forum, they don’t count, and it means the offense sucks.

  225. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    We. are. on. the. board. A. sac. fly. Epic.

  226. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    oh boy

  227. Niblick June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Robbie padding his stats again.

  228. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    hafner will come through…

  229. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Time to make solid contact, Haf.

  230. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    ballpark kept that in

  231. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    If I was girardi I would pinch hit with the bat boy and the ball boys without bats. Once they k. Look in the dugout and say “any questions”!?.

  232. Jerkface June 12th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    and it means the offense sucks.

    The offense does suck though. by any metric.

  233. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    fouled straight back, he’s on it…

  234. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I left my seat and they started hitting

  235. yankeefeminista June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Ugh

  236. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    nice pitch.

  237. Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Maybe it’s time to try some hairless monsters.

  238. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    They are pitching Hafner on the outside corner in every at bat and he can’t do a thing

  239. Jesus Bustero June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    That is right Trisha, statistically speaking you are experiencing the wrong emotion towards the offense.

  240. bruceb June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    I’m 10 steps ahead of you bruce, because I’m not mired down in depression. I stay sharp by not crying in my beer.

    No, what you actually are is delusional. The 0s I was referring to is the number of innings they fail to score in and the pressure they put on their starting pitcher by not scoring many or any early runs. If you can’t see that, then you must be blind, as everyone else of sane mind on this blog can.

    But, then again, I’m told you are a lawyer so perhaps you just can’t stand losing a debate?

  241. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Maybe it’s time to try some hairless monsters.
    =============
    who do you have in mind?

  242. NYY_Girl_Penny June 12th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    hey we got a hit and a run .. woah, that means something right?

  243. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 12th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Once I left my seat they started hitting. Jeez

  244. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:46 pm
    They are pitching Hafner on the outside corner in every at bat and he can’t do a thing

    True, but with Wells and Youk behind him, why give him anything he can turn on.

  245. tbone1570 June 12th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    ballpark kept that in

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

    What? the line drive to medium RF that Reddick had to come in ion to catch?

  246. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Once I left my seat they started hitting. Jeez
    =====================
    Nick came to see you and said see ya tomorrow.

  247. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    tbone1570 June 12th, 2013 at 11:48 pm
    igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    ballpark kept that in

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

    What? the line drive to medium RF that Reddick had to come in ion to catch?

    It was a joke

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    “The offense does suck though. by any metric.”

    Gotcha. When they scored 7, 4, 6, 6, they just got lucky. When they’re kept down by very good pitching, they suck. When they’re scuffing they suck. I feel ya jerkface. Totally fair.

  249. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Why is Adams still here and why isn’t Musty?

  250. Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    “who do you have in mind?”

    Players who can hit for AVG as well as SLG and take walks.

    The options probably aren’t great for this year, but it’s how the team should be built going forward.

  251. tbone1570 June 12th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    It was a joke

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

    Got it, my mistake

  252. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Players who can hit for AVG as well as SLG and take walks.
    =================
    These things cost money.

  253. Niblick June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    The offense does suck. Everyone on the planet, except for Trisha, who lives in her own fantasy land, recogizes that.

  254. igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I’m just glad Logan wasn’t brought in

  255. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 12th, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    ————————

    By any metric the offense is not a good one. That doesn’t mean they won’t bust out and score but we’re in June and the offense is weak at this point.

  256. jlyanks85 June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Bad offenses have good nights every now and then, but unfortunately for the yankees the runs of 3 runs or less occur far more often then the games of 5 runs or more. Which makes them a bad offensive club right now. It pains me to say it, but it’s the truth.

  257. tbone1570 June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Start of 2nd OT, time to up my BP meds!

  258. Against All Odds June 12th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    “who do you have in mind?”

    Players who can hit for AVG as well as SLG and take walks.

    The options probably aren’t great for this year, but it’s how the team should be built going forward.

    ———————

    Do the Yankees still grind out ABs or has that gone down over the past few yrs?

  259. DONNYBROOK June 12th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I see the Rockies DFA’d Eric Young Jr. Very versatile player that Cashman should be checking the price tag on.

  260. Captain Clutch June 12th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Why is Adams still here and why isn’t Musty?
    ———

    Exactly. They can’t have Adams here to only face lefties when they might only see 1 once a week. They don’t have that luxury right now with so many guys not hitting.

  261. joecembrale June 12th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    igotid88 June 12th, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    I’m just glad Logan wasn’t brought in

    According to Michael Kay, he is lights out…..

  262. Rich in NJ June 12th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    “These things cost money.”

    Their spending $230m this year. If they start spending that more smartly, they will be golden, since they basically print money.

  263. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Watching superman cartoon movie with kids. Got me thinking. Trisha from krypton? Hmmm. Trish take your glasses off just to make sure.

  264. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    They don’t have that luxury right now with so many guys not hitting.
    ========================
    Where is the leadership?
    Or is this Girardi’s idea of a NL style team.

  265. theREALkevin June 12th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    “Maybe thats why he doesn’t want to introduce himself…”

    Lol

  266. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Their spending $230m this year. If they start spending that more smartly, they will be golden, since they basically print money.
    ====================
    Next year they won’t spend 230m.
    It could be a long one…

  267. DONNYBROOK June 12th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Adams is still with the Yanks because Cashman cut a deal with him when the Yanks removed him from the 40 Man. There is No other rational reason.

  268. bigdan22 June 12th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    There’s two guys on the roster who never seem to play. Warren and Adams. And there are three guys in AAA who are hitting.

  269. SoS June 12th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Our yanks look more like a goodwill looking for donations rather than a money printing machine these days.

  270. mick June 12th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    “Maybe thats why he doesn’t want to introduce himself…”
    =================
    With Nick gone I have to pick up the humor content.

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    “No, what you actually are is delusional.”

    LMAO!!!! That’s not personal! :lol:

    “The 0s I was referring to is the number of innings they fail to score in and the pressure they put on their starting pitcher by not scoring many or any early runs. If you can’t see that, then you must be blind, as everyone else of sane mind on this blog can.”

    Ah, all that should have been discerned out of your totally horizontal statement “Not going to beat up on any of our pitchers when our offense does jack night after night.” Now it’s that they don’t score early runs.

    “But, then again, I’m told you are a lawyer so perhaps you just can’t stand losing a debate?”

    Not one when I know I’m right. We lawyers don’t play in the grey areas – or certainly we shouldn’t. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.

  272. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Do the Yankees still grind out ABs or has that gone down over the past few yrs?
    _
    12th in OBP in the AL.

  273. bruceb June 13th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I hope they come back tonight to validate Trisha’s faith (some may say blind) in the offense but, sadly, I will have to wait until 5am to find out. Let’s hope for another late rally.

  274. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    The key to our success has been key injuries which created a flux of bringing in new guys who picked us up. Lately we have been healthy, so we are wearing down.

  275. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    You’re a lawyer? Ha ha!

  276. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I agree with the Long criticisms. It seems the guy always gets a pass for some reason. He supposedly helped some guys and got labeled as a guru and the organization seems to still believe that for some reason. I would get rid of him to try to inject some life and also based on the fact that I don’t thin he’s been that good for a while now. SI.com had an article the other day that quoted a study that found teams replacing their hitting coach mid season usually always have a boost in production… some of that is getting back to the mean, but some of it could also be a different voice.

  277. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Ichiro the guy the “experts” said was too old is having a good game

  278. SoS June 13th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    With all that said. Yanks will gring this game out and win by a nose. Late fellas.

  279. Jerkface June 13th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Gotcha. When they scored 7, 4, 6, 6, they just got lucky. When they’re kept down by very good pitching, they suck. When they’re scuffing they suck. I feel ya jerkface. Totally fair.

    But baseball is played through a lot of games, and even the worst players or teams can do something great or good in any given game. A player who hits .200/.250/.350 is a bad player. That same player can go 4 for 4 with 4 HRs in any single game. Would you be there going, “HUH I GUESS HE JUST GOT LUCKY!!”??

    We know the offense is bad. They are scoring very few runs. Near last in the league. They are closer to last than they are to first by like 3 standard deviations. If they don’t score 4 runs tonight their Runs per game will dip below 4 for the season.

    For the past 2 months they have scored less than 4 runs per game. Thats an average, so you know some times they score more than 4 runs. It happens. It doesn’t mean they are a good offense or even average.

    They are below average. A bad offense. You have to go back to like 1972 for their runs per game to be above average compared to the AL!

  280. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    mick, well it definitely got a laugh out of me at least

  281. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Kay just said he hoped we all had a good day.
    Somehow I don’t believe him…

  282. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    When will they realize Wells is done?
    Throw Musty out there.

  283. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Wells looks like he just wants to get out of there. Not even competetive.

  284. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Long gets a pass because the players love him because he continually blows smoke up their asses and let’s them do whatever they want.

  285. igotid88 June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Ichiro makes up with his defense. Certainly helps pitchets like Hughes and Rivera who give up bloop hits.

  286. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Overbay couldn’t even pinch hit for Wells because they don’t have another outfielder. They can’t play short like this anymore.

  287. jlyanks85 June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    There has to be a better option to put in the lineup than wells. They can’t keep running him out there any longer to see weak pop ups and ground outs.

  288. RYUKINGDOM June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    If Cashman and the front office can’t recognize their problems they need new people calling the shots. Wells is a liability each and every game.

  289. bruceb June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Definition of “delusional”.

    A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence.

    No way can that be construed as “personal.” As a lawyer, you should know that, Trisha. But, as a lawyer, I’m sure you will insist on having the last word. Have a good night :)

  290. RYUKINGDOM June 13th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Wells can’t recognize pitches.

  291. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Base hit ich, cmon

  292. Triple Short of a Cycle June 13th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Ken Singleton playing the good solider. Crediting the opposing pitcher instead of blasting this offense

  293. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    If you sucked as bad as Wells does, you’d want to get back to the dugout as quickly as possible too.

  294. tucker June 13th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Even Michael Kay just admitted that the Yankees offense sucks, and he’s virtually an employee of the Yankees via Yes.

  295. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    “Kay just said he hoped we all had a good day.
    Somehow I don’t believe him…”

    Lol, you’re on a roll man.

    “Long gets a pass because the players love him because he continually blows smoke up their asses and let’s them do whatever they want.”

    Could be, but the players shouldn’t be the ones making the decisions, it should be the front office

  296. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    “By any metric the offense is not a good one. That doesn’t mean they won’t bust out and score but we’re in June and the offense is weak at this point.”

    “Bad offenses have good nights every now and then, but unfortunately for the yankees the runs of 3 runs or less occur far more often then the games of 5 runs or more. Which makes them a bad offensive club right now. It pains me to say it, but it’s the truth.”

    Both are fair statements because you both take the time to define and qualify what you are saying. Right now, the offense isn’t very good, and it is a weak offense – which as Against points out, doesn’t mean that they won’t break out.

    I just don’t deal well with statements that are untruths. I’m pretty literal so I don’t play around the fringes.

  297. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    It’s almost like Wells doesn’t see the ball. It looks like he is blindfolded swinging the bat.

  298. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Ichiro with a .623 OPS. Ouch

  299. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I though Wells could have made a better effort on that foul fly ball that landed untouched. Lollygager.

  300. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    “You’re a lawyer? Ha ha!”

    I didn’t laugh when I found out you were an undertaker. I just figured it accounted for your black crepe hanging all the time!

  301. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Atta boy, Nixy.

  302. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Oh yessssss

  303. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Nix is money.
    We are winning this game…

  304. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Nix is Sterling’s new Miguel Cairo.

  305. igotid88 June 13th, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Now pinch hit Overbay for Romine

  306. tbone1570 June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Overbay couldn’t even pinch hit for Wells because they don’t have another outfielder. They can’t play short like this anymore.

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

    Just shows the poor job of constructing the roster that Cashman has done.

  307. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    OldSchool, that hat may stay with you yet!

  308. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Amazing…It seems like Nix and Gardner are the only ones who can get hits in these spots.

  309. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    This is Nix’ team.

  310. bigdan22 June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    It can’t be more clear what needs to be done. Ichiro is done. He needs to be released. His at bats are embarrassing. And Wells doesn’t look well. Maybe there’s a physical side to that but he should never see a right hander again.

  311. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Jaso gave his Chucker a look that could kill on that Nix SB.

  312. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:04 am
    Long gets a pass because the players love him because he continually blows smoke up their asses and let’s them do whatever they want.

    How can you that after all the great playoff performances the last few years.

  313. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Good call, igotid!!!

  314. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Romine looked pissed.
    Suck it up Rook.

  315. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    In the middle of an at bat lol

  316. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    PH Stew.

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    “It can’t be more clear what needs to be done. Ichiro is done. He needs to be released. His at bats are embarrassing”

    But he kicks ass in the field!

  318. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Wells already said that he is going to retire after next year. But hopefully they can get him to retire after this year.

  319. tucker June 13th, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Romine did not look happy about being pulled … Tough to pinch hit for a big leaguer in the middle of an at bat.

  320. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Tough to pinch hit for a big leaguer in the middle of an at bat.
    =================
    He’s here by default.

  321. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Stewart? That’s ridiculous. Just let Overbay hit against the lefty.

  322. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    While in town, I hope Cashman put in a job app with Billy Beane.

  323. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    “But hopefully they can get him to retire after this game.”

    Yes.

  324. Jerkface June 13th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Wells already said that he is going to retire after next year. But hopefully they can get him to retire after this year.

    Maybe he will retire by the ASB

  325. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    “While in town, I hope Cashman put in a job app with Billy Beane.”

    I would prefer that Beane puts one in with Cashman.

  326. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Romine for overbay for stewart… Good grief

  327. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Is there any limit to the number of countermoves that managers can make? I put this hitter on deck, you change pitchers; I pull the hitter and put someone else on deck, you change to another pitcher? Or if you put in a pitcher, does he have to throw at least one pitch?

  328. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Stewie and Nixy, your 2013 New York Yankees.

  329. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    But I did laugh when you wrote that you are a lawyer. That is really funny.

  330. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Stew isn’t good, but I understood the move.

  331. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    UZR claims Cano is -2.1 this season. I have watched a decent amount of Yankee games this yr and I have to say I don’t agree with that. Defense is still best left to the eyes I think….

    C’mon Stewart

  332. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I know that Stewart is one of Girardi’s boys but that was a stupid move. The biggest at bat of the game and you have a back up catcher pinch hitting?! Insane.

  333. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Ugh. At least they got one back.

  334. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Stewie and Nixy, your 2013 New York Yankees.
    ============================
    well, cervelli and jeter would be better but…

  335. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Pitcher inserted Must face at least 1 hitter.

  336. bigdan22 June 13th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    This roster is crap. A DH without a glove. Only 3 outfielders. One legit catcher. And only 3 guys who can hit.

  337. Nick in SF June 13th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Something is wrong with my seat, from here it looked like Chris Stewart just pinch-hit in a baseball game. True story.

  338. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Players definitely want to be able to do whatever they want. If you want to hit a lot of HR and get laid and get a big contract and consume all your time playing selfish baseball, homer happy hero ball then you don’t want someone getting in the way of it. You want someone encouraging you and reinforcing your lust for that approach to hitting.

    I once met Jose Canseco in a bar late in his career. And I asked him which team was his favorite team to play for. You know what he told me? The Texas Rangers. Not the Red Sox. Not the Yankees. Not the A’s etc. etc. The Texas Rangers. I asked him why and he said, “We can do whatever we want there.”

    Quick money fix players fuel the offense here and sell tickets, so they need an approach that suits these spoiled brats and they need a butt buddy hitting instructor to stroke their egos. Every one of these players loves Kevin Long. He’s the President that wrecks the country, destroys the welfare of women and children, wages war all over the world but gets re-elected, time and time again…because you can have a beer with him.

    If I had to guess any member of the organization Cashman has an unprofessional buddy buddy relationship with outside the game, I’d guess Kevin Long…now that Sergio Mitre is gone.

  339. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Lets go!

  340. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    “But I did laugh when you wrote that you are a lawyer. That is really funny.”

    I didn’t write that I was a lawyer, someone else did.

    And funny how?

  341. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    WTF?

  342. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Overbay v. LHP

    2013: 164 .203 .291 .494
    2012: .214 .267 .286 .552

    Stew is kind of playing over his head:

    .258 .333 .258 .591

    So I get the move.

    But every option sucks.

  343. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    “Pitcher inserted Must face at least 1 hitter.”

    Thanks Donny. I guess a manager could be really crafty and have the pitcher throw one pitch and then bring in another pitcher. I wonder if managers have played chess to that extent?

  344. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    At this point even getting Nunez back would be nice

  345. bigdan22 June 13th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Joe must feel like he’s playing with one hand tied behind his back. He really is doing all he can but he’s got so little to work with.

  346. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    And funny how?
    ============
    GoodFellas I’m funny how I mean, funny like I’m a clown – YouTube
    ? 1:30? 1:30
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWINtUCshxY?
    Feb 1, 2010 – Uploaded by TheJeremyKyIeShow
    Joe Pesci scene were he asks the question ” Funny how? I mean, funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you? I …

  347. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Romine could use some time in AAA for his bat, but he really really hits LHP well. I would have just let him hit.

  348. Bo knows June 13th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    If I had to guess any member of the organization Cashman has an unprofessional buddy buddy relationship with outside the game, I’d guess Kevin Long…now that Sergio Mitre is gone.

    —————–
    You believe all that blither or did you get a bad batch of supplements. Maybe the sardines are disputin you>

  349. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    About hockey. Do games ever end in ties? Is there a limit to overtimes?

  350. Jerkface June 13th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Thanks Donny. I guess a manager could be really crafty and have the pitcher throw one pitch and then bring in another pitcher. I wonder if managers have played chess to that extent?

    They have to face 1 hitter. They can’t throw 1 pitch and be replaced. Face means the AB needs to have a result.

  351. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Logan is absolutely lights out. Great job.

  352. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Only in Girardi’s world is Logan pitching against a righty a good thing. He never ever learns from that mistake,

  353. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I like a pitcher being pulled, put in a defensive position, and then re-used as a pitcher. That’s neat.

  354. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    “GoodFellas I’m funny how I mean, funny like I’m a clown – YouTube
    ? 1:30? 1:30
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWINtUCshxY?
    Feb 1, 2010 – Uploaded by TheJeremyKyIeShow
    Joe Pesci scene were he asks the question ” Funny how? I mean, funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you? I …”

    LMAO!!!

  355. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Pitches were down until that one. See ya! Now what’ll we do? Joba? Well ok

  356. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    “I like a pitcher being pulled, put in a defensive position, and then re-used as a pitcher. That’s neat.”

    That can be done? Why wouldn’t someone’s line be complete as soon as he was pulled from the mound?

  357. jlyanks85 June 13th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Trisha in the regular season in hockey, they have shoot outs to end the game without a tie. The playoffs, the game will have 7 OTs if it had to. Until there is a winner.

  358. Nick in SF June 13th, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Joba booed far more than Boone Logan, who was pretty much ignored when he came in.

  359. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Would have been hilarious if Joe pinch hit CC for Romine.

  360. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I REALLY like Joba. I may be a majority of one, but it’s okay. I think his stuff is great. Sometimes he may need to harness his enthusiasm, but otherwise he’s electric.

  361. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Seriously can someone tell me why Joba pitches in the more important innings over Claiborne? I really can’t figure it out. Claiborne has been lights out and he only pitches the crappy innings.

  362. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    “Romine could use some time in AAA for his bat, but he really really hits LHP well. I would have just let him hit.”

    I would just let him play 2 or 3 times a week because he has a chance to be better than Stew in a few months.

    The future is now with them.

  363. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Joba booed far more than Boone Logan, who was pretty much ignored when he came in.
    ====================
    Like you ignored OldSchool?

  364. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Tommy says “oh no” right before he’s “made”

  365. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    As long as a player remains in the game, he can play Any position, Any number of times.

  366. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    “Trisha in the regular season in hockey, they have shoot outs to end the game without a tie. The playoffs, the game will have 7 OTs if it had to. Until there is a winner.”

    Thanks jlyanks! Imagine how tired those guys must be! Yikes.

  367. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    The big picture may that Job is being showcased for down the road. That said 1-2 he starts to nibble.

  368. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Joba throw a damn fastball!! Enough with the stupid slider already.

  369. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Mike Mussina back in sports:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/.....37582.html

  370. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    K!

  371. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Joba is feelin it.

  372. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Joba! Reddick will be tough

  373. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    It’s amazing that someone who posts here so frequently doesn’t even understand the basic rules of the game.

  374. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    “As long as a player remains in the game, he can play Any position, Any number of times.”

    Wow. Have you ever seen an AL manager do that with a pitcher?

  375. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    “It’s amazing that someone who posts here so frequently doesn’t even understand the basic rules of the game.”

    Yeah, like you know all of the esoteric stuff cold.

    Beat it.

  376. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Big miss!

  377. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:30 am

    “Mike Mussina back in sports:”

    He will have access to PB&J in the cafeteria every single day. How can he not love that?

  378. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Close but oh so sweet!

  379. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Since they aren’t going to keep either beyond this year, Joba and Hughes should be able to bring back some type of youngish bat, which they desperately need.

  380. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don’t want Joba anywhere but in pinstripes.

  381. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Joba got there like a water buffalo, safe, we’ll take it…

  382. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Wow. Both of the Yankees over weight pitchers have trouble getting to 1st base to cover.

  383. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Boonie gets bailed out more frequently than a leaky rowboat.

  384. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Damn close

  385. tucker June 13th, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Joba’sfeet don’t have Phelps-like quickness

  386. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Wow. Both of the Yankees over weight pitchers have trouble getting to 1st base to cover.
    ===============
    CC doesn’t even bother anymore.

  387. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    It has been done, but you gotta go back aways. I believe the reason it is not done, is because pitchers really are not very good defensively. There is also the fear of injury, which is why you do not see them used as pinch runners for tug boats like Molina, etc.

  388. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    can always count on cb bucknor to make the wrong call.

  389. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    It’s possible by the time the trade deadline rolls around, Joba will have more trade value than Phil Hughes.

  390. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Trisha, that ain’t esoteric stuff – that’s basic stuff. Why don’t you and your delusions take a hike once and for all? Your posts are meaningless drivel.

  391. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    “He will have access to PB&J in the cafeteria every single day. How can he not love that?”

    :)

  392. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Rich, just did a quick Google- lol, yes it seems he would like that. I think we’ve discovered the true reason he took that job.

  393. jlyanks85 June 13th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Come on score some runs off Dr. Dolittle

  394. tucker June 13th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Gardner — may have been the last hope.

  395. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Please dont roll over on the first pitch, robbie

  396. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Tough matchup for Gardner. Hindsight is 20/20 but I wouldn’t have minded a bunt for a hit attempt in that AB, against a tough lefty

  397. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:36 am

    hit a bolt robbie.

  398. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    off speed in the dirt?

  399. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    fb away? dangerous

  400. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Those huge foul territories are killing us

  401. DONNYBROOK June 13th, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Cano is a star player, but not a leader. No way I pay him $25 Mill.

  402. tbone1570 June 13th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    can always count on cb bucknor to make the wrong call.

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

    In certain parts, thats not called “making the wrong call”, it called “creating absolute bogus stats”! :)

  403. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Congratulations to Mariners catcher Mike Zunino on his first major league hit today.

  404. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Cano is a star player, but not a leader. No way I pay him $25 Mill.
    ==========================
    But he is a name and Hal realizes he needs name players hence Youk, Wells, Hafner.
    But I do think he has no qualms about letting him go.

  405. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Does anyone expect joba to get through this inning unscathed?

  406. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    In certain parts, thats not called “making the wrong call”, it called “creating absolute bogus stats”!
    ===============
    there is a difference between cheating and just getting it wrong, right? ;)

  407. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:44 am

    but is it wrong if it goes your way?

  408. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    “It has been done, but you gotta go back aways. I believe the reason it is not done, is because pitchers really are not very good defensively. There is also the fear of injury, which is why you do not see them used as pinch runners for tug boats like Molina, etc.”

    Thanks, Donny. All of that makes good sense.

    “Trisha, that ain’t esoteric stuff – that’s basic stuff. Why don’t you and your delusions take a hike once and for all? Your posts are meaningless drivel.”

    It “ain’t”? Hell it “ain’t”.

    There’s nothing BASIC about knowing that a pitcher can be used in a defensive position and then back as a pitcher again.

    If my posts are “meaningless drivel” don’t read them you lemon-sucking, crepe hanging, Johnny-come-lately D-bag.

  409. tbone1570 June 13th, 2013 at 12:45 am

    The ump said it’s so, so it must be true!

  410. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:46 am

    tell us how you really feel

  411. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    That hurt

  412. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    “In certain parts, thats not called “making the wrong call”, it called “creating absolute bogus stats”! :)

    tbone, nice to know you read my stuff!

    :)

  413. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Did anyone think that joba was going to get out of this inning unscthed?

  414. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    who are these guys?
    robert redford, butch cassidy and the sundance kid

  415. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    what a surprise. Joba is a 1 inning pitcher. He uses up all of his energy in that 1 inning.where is warren?

  416. RYUKINGDOM June 13th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Joba is flat out stupid….

  417. RYUKINGDOM June 13th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    He loves that stupid slow crap. He doesn’t throw enough fast balls to make that slow stuff good.

  418. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    That hurts a bit

  419. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Joba puts the icing on this crap cake.

  420. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    The yanks are using a 23 man roster right now. No Adams or Warren.

  421. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Joba and Hughes should be packaged…soon.

  422. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Joba is going to look great in a San Diego or Kansas City uniform.

  423. RYUKINGDOM June 13th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Joba is just an accident waiting to happen.

  424. tbone1570 June 13th, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Never pass up a chance for a good laugh! :)

  425. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Joba + Hughes=short attention spans.

  426. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Jobs has no idea how to pitch. That was obvious from day one. Everything with him is slider, slider and then a fastball meatball.

  427. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Jobs has no idea how to pitch.
    =================
    Why can’t they recognize this and get value for him?

  428. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    And the A’s fans start leaving to beat the teaffic

  429. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Joba sleeping. A single away from shutting this game off.

  430. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Joba pays no attention to the runner.
    Exhibit A- ADD in HD.

  431. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    joba pls continue to paint so your era will climb and your next paycheck will dip. You can not paint like picazzo so challenge people with one thing that you have and that is stuff.

  432. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Trisha on the one hand you’re eternally optimistic and on the other you lash out at someone and call him a d-bag. I guess your optimism doesn’t apply to other people when you’ve lost hope in them? I’ve never seen such a swing to polar extremes in a person. Optimism and hostility. Usually with optimism, conflict is met with tempered patience and hope for resolution.

  433. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I guess Michael Kay fawning all over Joba and his 95 mph fastball really, just means nothing.

  434. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Mick – I assume you were being snarky. Can’t get value for a pitcher who has no idea how to pitch.

  435. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I guess Girardi gave up on this game. Seriously what will it take for him to trust Claiborne? I don’t get it.

  436. jlyanks85 June 13th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Figures joba is the one to put this game to bed. Least down a run we had a shot even with this offense. Now it’s impossible being down 3.

  437. njsketch June 13th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    joba and hughes provided a lot of hope here in 2007…fast forward to 2013 and it appears they have both reached the end of their yankee careers this year

  438. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Sometimes I wish I didn’t follow family tradition. But I will and I’ll stay for the whole game

  439. Pat M. June 13th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Wake up Joba, you think you bought a ticket to this game, but wrong, you’re freegin placing in it and not just a spectator…….

  440. igotid88 June 13th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Hughes had similar stats last year through his first 12 starts. Even though this is his 13th it’s more like his 11th. Anyway he ended up having a decent year.

  441. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Girardi is pissed at Joba.
    We might not be seeing him around these parts much longer…

  442. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 12:56 am

    the Yankees pitchers do not pitch up and in.

  443. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Why is Claiborne the last result? If he had started this inning instead of Joba, the team would still have a chance.

  444. Captain Clutch June 13th, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Joba was rushed to the majors and never learned how to pitch and didn’t mature. It’s like he has the brain of a 20 year old.

  445. Jerkface June 13th, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Moving the pitcher to the field and back is called a double switch and happens in the NL most often. Its not terribly esoteric and Tony La Russa used it alot. However, knowing all the rules of baseball is not a requirement for being a fan and posting on a messageboard about baseball.

  446. mick June 13th, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Mick – I assume you were being snarky. Can’t get value for a pitcher who has no idea how to pitch.
    =========================
    He still has some value to a team that thinks they can make him a starter.

  447. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    CC – stop insulting 20 year olds. Many are very smart and mature. Joba is the size of an ox and twice as smart.

  448. jlyanks85 June 13th, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Joba knows how bad our offense is that he needed to keep it 3-2, instead he ends up sucking like always. What happened to the 2007 joba throwing 100 and blowing people away?

  449. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    1 more chance

  450. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    BLACKHAWKS WIN.

    Boston not strong enough…..

  451. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    igotid88 ya better stock up on your NL baseball caps – Dodgers, Giants or Padres.

  452. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 1:00 am

    wow, a high heat strikes out.

  453. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 1:01 am

    JB – being an optimist and not taking sh*t aren’t actually opposing forces. I don’t have to put up with crap from anyone here, and check it out, I’m not going to. Truth is that posters like niblick aren’t up to my level, and I go out of my way to humor them. But everyone has a breaking point – yes, even you.

    One of my mantras is “please don’t confuse my kindness for weakness.”

    I am one of the cheeriest people I know. But push me too far and I’ll break your jaw.

  454. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 1:01 am

    jlyanks85 June 13th, 2013 at 12:59 am
    Joba knows how bad our offense is that he needed to keep it 3-2, instead he ends up sucking like always. What happened to the 2007 joba throwing 100 and blowing people away?

    Once he hurt his arm the first time, he was never the same pitcher wanting to let it loose consistently. He fell in love with his slider and became a nibbler.

  455. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 1:02 am

    “BLACKHAWKS WIN.

    Boston not strong enough…..”

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  456. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Ballpark is emptying. Balfour coming in. He’s everything Joba isn’t. This will be tough

  457. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 1:02
    He’s everything Joba isn’t.

    Thin?

  458. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Ballpark is emptying. Balfour coming in. He’s everything Joba isn’t. This will be tough
    =======================
    OldSchool

    One last chance to treat Nick to a beer….

  459. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Trisha – you’re a joke and so are your comments. You don’t know the basic rules of baseball, and you think your comments are superior? Just another of your many delusions for which you should seek help promptly.

  460. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    “Moving the pitcher to the field and back is called a double switch and happens in the NL most often. Its not terribly esoteric and Tony La Russa used it alot. However, knowing all the rules of baseball is not a requirement for being a fan and posting on a messageboard about baseball.”

    Maybe my lack of familiarity with that has to do with the fact that I basically watch AL teams. But thank you for that.

  461. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Shut up Mick

  462. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 1:06 am

    “Trisha – you’re a joke and so are your comments. You don’t know the basic rules of baseball, and you think your comments are superior? Just another of your many delusions for which you should seek help promptly.”

    YAWN!!!

  463. igotid88 June 13th, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:00 am
    igotid88 ya better stock up on your NL baseball caps – Dodgers, Giants or Padres
    ======

    Why? You’re the one who likes players on other teams more than ours.

  464. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Trisha you come across as someone with a negative attitude towards people in general, like you are ready to pounce at all times. I don’t get the sense you’re filled with optimism. Maybe you desperately want to experience a particular outcome but that’s not the same as optimism. It’s more like desperation. Why do you let certain individuals wind you up to the point where you flesh out great long posts to blast them, why invest your time? Does that make you feel better, like you have vented and forced out some negative energy? Your optimism is the kind that seems to require constant defense and effort.

  465. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 1:06 am

    hafner was trying to tie the game with nobody on.

  466. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Shut up Mick
    ==========
    huh? meant it in a nice way.

  467. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    At least Wells didnt try to pull the ball.

  468. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:08 am

    igotid88, you’ve got me confused with Randy and Pruf. Do you live near any of those teams?

  469. Niblick June 13th, 2013 at 1:08 am

    So very witty. About fourth grade level, I’d say.

  470. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    They need to stop pretending with Wells v. RHP. What a waste of $13m.

  471. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Wells is getting up there in age and his good start to the season was just an extension of a good spring training. As the wear and tear of a marathon 162 game season sets in, mirages are exposed

  472. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    if adams is not ahead of stewart in hitting then get someone who is.

  473. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    you were nice enough to offer Nick a beer , well maybe tomorrow, if you are lucky enough…

  474. OldSchoolYankeeFan June 13th, 2013 at 1:10 am

    &$$in Joba!

  475. igotid88 June 13th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:08 am
    igotid88, you’ve got me confused with Randy and Pruf. Do you live near any of those teams?
    ———————-

    No. i like the dodgers sometimes. Especially with Mattingly. But they’re not in the AL

  476. tucker June 13th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Youk at least represents with a professional at bat.

  477. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    these guys are on overload, they were not meant to carry a team, give them a break…

  478. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    balfour does a joba imitation. 3 runs lead and walk a batter.

  479. joecembrale June 13th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Wells is like that movie Awakenings. He was in a coma, came out for about a month and now has gone back to sleep. Maybe for good.

  480. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Carry? How about contribute.

  481. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:12 am

    nix is a ballplayer!!!!

  482. tucker June 13th, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Is Oscar Gamble on that bench anywhere?

  483. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Living up to his name.

  484. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Carry? How about contribute.
    ================
    they are 10 games over, some of it was timely hitting

  485. theREALkevin June 13th, 2013 at 1:14 am

    “What a waste of $13m.”

    Yeah remember all the praise Cashman was getting? No matter how many seasons go by, people still forget there are 162 games. It never ceases to amaze me. I mean you can sorta get your money’s worth out of a guy who maybe ends up slumping but produced earlier in the year… but that’s not going to happen with him, not with 13 mil total

  486. Rich in NJ June 13th, 2013 at 1:14 am

    “they are 10 games over, some of it was timely hitting”

    Wells in

    May: .221 .250 .365 .615
    June .133 .161 .133 .295 (before tonight)

    It’s a bad joke.

  487. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:15 am

    oh well…i hate these road trips, throws off my day.

    tmw ‘s a day game, better for me.

  488. mick June 13th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    they will stop playing him soon if he doesn’t snap out of it.

  489. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 1:17 am

    JB – :)

    I really don’t need you to analyze me, especially because you couldn’t be more wrong. Maybe what you’re saying works for southern girls and they way they operate, but it doesn’t work for me.

    I absolutely don’t need you to tell me who I am. You know nothing about me other than what you read on a message forum. You were ridden out of here on a rail because of your alleged sexism, so I don’t necessarily trust your standards. No offense.

    If someone constantly hits at me, they get it back. The law of the jungle. If you’re bothered by it, don’t read the posts. Truly, I don’t need your help. My life is really successful and extremely happy. Don’t be thrown by what you see me say here. I sleep well at night. The people who spar with me are nothing but screen names on the internet. Therefore, it’s totally an exercise in verbal sparring. It takes nothing out of me psychically. However, having faceless screen-named posters think that they can use me for a punching bag just isn’t happening! Easy peasy.

    So now just let it be. It really doesn’t concern you and I think you’re really pretty sharp with nutrition, not so much with psychoanalysis. ;)

  490. fantasygame101 June 13th, 2013 at 1:17 am

    our co-mvp (nix and stewart) did not deliver in clutch situation so we loss. they will get them tomorrow.

  491. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 13th, 2013 at 1:18 am

    “these guys are on overload, they were not meant to carry a team, give them a break…”

    Good point mick.

  492. Jesus Bustero June 13th, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Trisha,

    I like you. What I’m saying is sometimes you can’t see yourself the way other see you through their own eyes. You never know just how you look through other peoples eyes. I think you’re a nice person, possibly even a sweet gal whenever someone earns it. On LOHUD, you sound like a cynic masquerading as an optimist. Your accusatory tone towards others resonates negative. Your energy, also negative in the way I perceive it. It might be more of an environmental issue rather than a personality thing. It’s the internets. Maybe you’re different offline. I think we all are a little different offline. Here through the screen, your voice leaves an imprint of negativity, not optimism (a traditionally positive state of mind).

    Not saying that’s how you are or who you are, it’s saying how one faceless poster receives you in this forum.

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