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Game 70: Yankees vs. Dodgers (Game 1)

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Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner CF

2. Jayson Nix SS

3. Robinson Cano 2B

4. Vernon Wells LF

5. Thomas Neal DH

6. Ichiro Suzuki RF

7. David Adams 3B

8. Lyle Overbay 1B

9. Chris Stewart C

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Dodgers lineup

1. Nick Punto SS

2. Yasiel Puig RF

3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

4. Hanley Ramirez DH

5. Andre Ethier CF

6. Juan Uribe 3B

7. Skip Schumaker 2B

8. A.J. Ellis C

9. Alex Castellanos LF

Hyun-Jin Ryu LHP

 

Umpires: Andy Fletcher HP, John Tumpane 1B, Joe West 2B, Sam Holbrook 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: partly cloudy, comfortable

 

Yankees vs. lefties: Despite their depleted righty lineup, the Yankees are 14-7 vs. lefty starters, a .667 winning percentage, the best in the majors against them.

Update, 1:12: My first look at Puig.

Update, 1:13: Puig grounds a single into left-center, out trying to stretch for a double. Gardner throws him out.

Update, 1:14: 1-2-3 first for Kuroda, sort of.

Update, 1:24: 2Ks for Ryu in the first. Two-out error leads to nothing when Wells goes down looking.

Update, 1:34: Leadoff single, then Kuroda retires three straight.

Update, 1:44: Yankees need Overbay to re-heat, and he delivers a two-run double over Ethier’s head in center, 2-0 in second.

Update, 2:00: Kuroda has been touched for one single in each of the first three innings, and that’s it.

Update, 2:08: Schumaker’s second error at second on a Cano bouncer leads to nothing, 2-0 after three.

Update, 2:16: Second and third, no one out, and Kuroda turns a liner back to him into a 1-5 double play. Uribe grounds out to end the inning. Nice escape act.

Update, 2:23: Kuroda has given up four singles and a double through five. Had a 1-2-3 fifth.

Update, 2:46: Yankees leave bases loaded thanks to Wells and Neal. Wells now 9 for 83.

Update, 2:53: 1-2-3 sixth for Kuroda, but Cano helped the cause with a great pick and throw from his knees, robbing Puig.

Update, 2:56: Ichiro homer No. 3, solo to the right-field seats, 3-0 in the sixth.

Update, 3:11: Dodgers bases loaded, one out. Kelley warming.

Update, 3:15: Ellis sac fly, 3-1. Kuroda at 102 pitches.

Update, 3:20: Kuroda is done after Jerry Hairston Jr.’s pinch RBI single makes it 3-2.  Kelley is on.

Update, 3:24: Kelley fans Punto, waves at 92 mph fastball for the third out. Ryu is done. J.P. Howell comes on.

Update, 3:38: One-out singles for Nix and Cano. Ronald Belisario will be the new pitcher.

Update, 3:44: Belisario commits two errors on one play, including a throw into center, 4-2 Yankees. Then he hits Neal with a pitch and is pulled from the game.

Update, 3:50: Three RBI now for Ichiro, two-run single off lefty Paco Rodriguez, 6-2.

Update, 3:53: Claiborne on for the eighth. Brignac takes over at short, Nix to third.

Update, 3:58: Dodgers not going quietly. Hanley Ramirez two-run HR, 6-4. Robertson takes over for Claiborne.

Update, 4:07: Robertson walks two, then gets out of trouble.

Update, 4:14: Rivera on for the ninth.

Update, 4:20: Rivera gets Puig looking to end game, 25th save. Yankees win 6-4.

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670 Responses to “Game 70: Yankees vs. Dodgers (Game 1)”

  1. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Crush the Mattinglys!

  2. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I hope Donnie gets thrown out of the game to a standing O

  3. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    And on that note, I have no idea what Ichiro is doing at the #6 spot.

    The guy has all of 10 extra base hits. He’s a singles hitter, and he’s not going to drive many baserunners in with a singles. His speed should be utilized in FRONT of the sluggers, not behind them.

    There are generally two categories in which teams drive in their runs. One philosphy is to do it with high OBP% and Homeruns, speed not being much of a factor. This is traditionally how the Yankees scored a majority of their runs.

    The other philosophy is to do it by meshing fast baserunners and extra-base hits.

    The Yankees are doomed if they continue to cling to the Homerun philosophy, and that is the weakness of this current lineup Girardi just sent out; it’s mired in a homerun philosophy without many homerun hitters.

    It’s not that it can’t work, it’s just that it doesn’t work as well when Granderson, Tex, Arod, etc are not available.

    Girardi has to start focusing on putting the higher SLG% (not just homerun hitters) in the middle of the order. A fast set of baserunners along with doubles and triples can score as many runs as the homerun philosophy – more runs when you don’t have alot of homerun hitters.

  4. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Puig up 2nd?
    Stone Mattingly…

  5. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Let it fly, Hiroki.

  6. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    adrian gonzalez has settled back into his comfort zone, playing on a mediocre team where nobody really cares if you win and the press coverage is minimal.

  7. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Puig over the top..

  8. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    You know; I’m starting to understand why Kennedy wanted to hit Puig…the guy definitely has an attitude.

    Nice throw Gardner.

  9. blake June 19th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Puig a little excited to play in YS?

  10. blake June 19th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    What in the world was he doing

  11. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    And on that note, I have no idea what Ichiro is doing at the #6 spot.
    ===============
    That would disturb the delicate symmetry of the Lefty-Righty thingamajig…

  12. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    this little Puiggy cried wee wee wee all the way home

  13. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    kennedy wanted to hit puig because his cro magnon manager thinks kids have to be taught their place in baseball.

    what a dick.

  14. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    That’s not excited.

    That’s chutzpah.

    He’s trying to show up people…in that case he tried to show up the CF.

    And he got exposed.

  15. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Ryu is going to be interesting. Guy changes speeds a lot and is a lefty. Seems like a lot of that 14-7 record came when Vernon was hot.

  16. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Why is Wells up 4th v a junkballer?

  17. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Kids do have to be taught their place in any workcenter, be it baseball, medicine, engineering, military, etc.

    I see it all the time where these kids think they’re God’s gift to teh world…quite often, it either gets fixed, or they get fired…so the people who are taking them down a peg are actually doing them a favor.

    Mets have a similar problem with Jordany Valdespin, I hear.

  18. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Glad the Donnie hoopla is over. Time to play ball…

  19. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I see it all the time where these kids think they’re God’s gift to teh world…quite often, it either gets fixed, or they get fired…so the people who are taking them down a peg are actually doing them a favor
    ———————————————————————–

    Make them carry around a pink backpack… don’t hit them in the head with a 92 mph fastball.

  20. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Mick

    I’ll say it again. I prefer a lineup like this:

    1) Ichiro Suzuki (L) [LF]
    2) Jayson Nix (R) [SS]
    3) Brett Gardner (L) [CF]
    4) Robinson Cano (L) [2B]
    5) Vernon Wells (R) [RF]
    6) Thomas Neal (R) [DH]
    7) Lyle Overbay (L) [1B]
    8) Chris Stewart (R) [C]
    9) David Adams (R) [3B]

  21. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    It looks like there are 100 people at the stadium and 90 of them are Dodger fans.

  22. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    So Puig is a hotdog or is it a small sample size.

  23. tucker June 19th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Don’t think the Kennedy beaning had much to do w/Puig. The Dodgers and DBacks have been engaged in a beanball war for the past 2-3 years — mostly Kennedy and Kershaw.

    As far as Puig, sure wish the Yanks had him. He’d go a long way toward helping our offensive woes at an average annual value cost of just $6 million — or half the cash they blew on Youk. You fit under $189 and stay competitive by signing players like Puig — not passing on them.

  24. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    when showing the kid his place in baseball means hitting him in the nose with a fastball its time to find another profession.

    gibson’s always been a dick. any former teammate will tell you that.

  25. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    gardy up 3rd?

  26. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Yeah Wells try actually taking the bat off your shoulder…

  27. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    That was in the right handed batting box. Kuroda better get that pitch 6 inches inside too.

  28. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Wells up cleanup is a disgrace and a testament to the stubborness of Girardi.

  29. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Have to hand it to Wells for one thing – it takes some serious skillz to drop your average below .230 in such a short time…diving skillz that would make everyone jealous on the cliffs of Mexico

  30. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    The Yankees generally don’t burden themselves with players with attitude.

    It’s about the brand, not the player.

    And the Yankees brand is just like their grooming standards (which are actually military grooming standards right down to the crop of the mustache).

    So Puig is not going to even get a sniff from the Yankees unless he grows up.

  31. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    forgot that Haley Ramirez was still in the league and cashing checks

  32. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I like the 2 pests at the top of the order. Gardy and Ichiro.

    Why isn’t Neal in the field over Wells?

  33. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    That pitch almost hit him. Wells has been awful but he had no chance at that one.

  34. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Insane call on Wells.
    That ump needs an eye checkup, not something an ump should need.

  35. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Mick

    Yes. He’s 2nd on the team in extra base hits and 2nd in SLG%.

    That’s alot of run-production being wasted at the lead-off spot. We’ve seen it several times…Gardner hitting doubles and triples which could have scored runs if the batters in front of him were higher OBP or faster runners. Instead he gets stranded on base and the extra-base hit goes for naught.

  36. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Bad call on Wells; and, too bad there are so few at Yankee Stadium.

  37. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Even with Kemp, this LA lineup looks anemic.

  38. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    The YES broadcast is on MLB, btw, or at least out of the NY market. It’s not the Costas call we would’ve gotten last night, however.

  39. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    mick – I’m assuming Neal plays tonight…?

  40. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Mick

    Neal’s fielding (and arm) is questionable, even though his range is undoubtedly better.

    Of greater importance, I think, is that Neal doesn’t know how the stadium plays or what bases and cut-off men to throw to.

  41. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    idk about neal but wells is a very good OF.

  42. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    uribe , shumaker , 2 Ellis’…donnie could be ours in 2014.

  43. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    @baldvinny

    My childhood hero just tipped his cap, from the dugout as opposing manager, to our crew in his own Roll Call. I am honored. #respect

    Cool gesture from Mattingly. We have awesome fans.

  44. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Mick

    Gardy and Ichiro at the top makes sense, but Gardy at teh very top and Ichiro at 6th makes little sense…and that’s our current lineup.

  45. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    mick – I’m assuming Neal plays tonight…?
    =============
    Shame-I think he leads off next inning.

  46. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Anybody heard why Mason Williams still isn’t playing for Tampa? Was it injury or disciplinary?

  47. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Gardy and Ichiro at the top makes sense, but Gardy at teh very top and Ichiro at 6th makes little sense…and that’s our current lineup.
    =============
    Didn’t you send Joe G the memo?
    I forgot…

  48. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Ys

    Wells is smart and accurate.

    That’s better than fast and inexperienced any day.

  49. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    do we lead the AL in fielder’s choices at second?

  50. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    The power of Baldvinny…

  51. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Wells is slow and gets a bad jump.

  52. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    If Neal or Almonte hit they will play everyday. Wells has been dreadful but right now they don’t have anyone else to play over him. The one thing that is obvious is how bad his defense is now. It’s like he doesn’t even try to drive for balls or bust it. He just lets the balls drop in and picks them up. Terrible effort from him out there.

  53. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    He just lets the balls drop in and picks them up. Terrible effort from him out there.
    ==================
    He did that to CC when he had a perfecto for 4 2/3.

  54. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    mick – I’m assuming Neal plays tonight…?
    =============
    Shame-I think he leads off next inning.

    ————

    …..I meant he’s probably DHing now because he maybe be called on to play tonight.

  55. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    http://wapc.mlb.com/lad/play/?.....38;c_id=la

  56. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Does Donnie wear #8 in honor of Yogi?

  57. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Anyone have video of the roll call this afternoon?

  58. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    @eboland11

    Mattingly highlights playing on big screen between innings. Gets a big ovation and he doffs cap to crowd for second time today

  59. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    “He carried us in that series.” — Cone

  60. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Nice hit by Neal….what is with Puig?

  61. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Awww. Neal has to see that and get to 2nd base.

  62. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Puig.

    Neal should have been on 2nd.

    Not heads up.

  63. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Donnie even carried me in that series

  64. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Puig is so unpredictable. Crazy. Too bad Neal didn’t realize it got past. good piece of hitting though.

  65. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Puig is a real hotdog. He has talent but he needs to learn the real game of baseball.

  66. Mike in Harrisburg June 19th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    He’s such a good athlete though. If he can lock it down he’ll be good for a long time.

  67. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t bunt here with Overbay up, left on left.

  68. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    With Almonte, Neal, Adams, Romine in game 2 it’s a huggers wet dream.

  69. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    john and suzyn didnt mention that they thought wells had a play on that ball. did anyone on tv?

    not that john sees much of anything but i think you might be exaggerating wells chance of playing that ball

  70. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    cant adams bunt?
    hes not far removed from the minors, should know how

  71. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    cant adams bunt?
    hes not far removed from the minors, should know how
    ___

    Guess so.

  72. pat June 19th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Getting credit for carrying a team to a series loss?

  73. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Giro playing for the little inning

  74. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Man Girardi is really talking to Adams there.

  75. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    That bunt made no sense…Good thing Girardi is telling Adams why it wasn’t a good move.

  76. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Lyle does it again!

  77. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Left on left violence.

  78. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Welcome back Overbay.
    Who the hell needs Tex?

  79. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    lyle freekin overbay….platoon him with tex my ass.

  80. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Tex!…Oh wait…

  81. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Ethier looked like a center fielder in our slow pitch softball league there. Nice job by Overbay!

  82. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    At least it worked….

  83. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    the legend of Lyle grows

  84. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Ryu makes me think of throwing a flameball in Street Fighter.

  85. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Good call, Captain!

  86. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    That bunt made no sense…Good thing Girardi is telling Adams why it wasn’t a good move.
    ==============
    joe gave the call

  87. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    “Getting credit for carrying a team to a series loss?”

    Sure, it probably doesn’t even go 5 games if Mattingly doesn’t shine.

  88. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Bunt did make sense IMO.
    Yankees having real hard time scoring.
    Getting someone to 3rd allows the sac fly at least.
    Kuroda will not give up a lot of runs for small ball may work in this game.

  89. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    And Adams is listening intently.

    Mattingly needs to have that talk with Puig though I’m not sure Puig is mature enough to listen like Adams.

  90. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    that game 2 was one of the best ive ever been to or seen

  91. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Mattingly volunteered to play 3B as a lefty. Didn’t Tex scoff when someone asked if he would go back to 3rd to help the team.

  92. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I actually believe Tex hurts the chemistry on the team.
    Dont really know how, but just feels that way.
    I think Overbay is going to heat up and the Yankees are going to go on a good run over the next couple weeks.

  93. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Even though it worked it was obvious that Girardi didn’t agree because he let Adams have it

  94. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    http://www.pinstripedbible.com.....ber-4-1995

  95. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    how do you know what girardi was saying to adams?

  96. blake June 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    why doesn’t bunting with 1st and 2nd and no outs make sense? That’s one of the few times you should bunt in a lot of cases….especiallly with this lineup and especially when the back of it is up.

  97. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Even though it worked it was obvious that Girardi didn’t agree because he let Adams have it
    ___

    Dont know that he was talking to him about missing a sign or just how he was trying to get the bunt down….. He should have been trying to get the ball down the 3rd base line but it looked like he was leaning more toward bunting toward 1st.

  98. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    “Didn’t Tex scoff when someone asked if he would go back to 3rd to help the team.”

    But then he offered to discuss the idea on SportsYapper.

  99. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    “Mattingly volunteered to play 3B as a lefty. Didn’t Tex scoff when someone asked if he would go back to 3rd to help the team.”

    Yeah, that’s my recollection.

  100. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Or maybe Adams took the last hot dog at the pre-game lunch and Joe was upset. We just dont know.

  101. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    why doesn’t baldvinny frequent this blog?
    he could be our leader…

  102. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    “why doesn’t bunting with 1st and 2nd and no outs make sense? That’s one of the few times you should bunt in a lot of cases….especiallly with this lineup and especially when the back of it is up.”

    It was the right move for a struggling hitter on a team that is run-challenged.

  103. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I think the bunt made sense. They need to score at every opportunity. One or two runs with Kuroda on the mound gives you a chance to win.

  104. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Tex is completely unwilling to help the team by doing anything out of his comfort zone.

    Wouldnt go to 3rd
    Wont bunt
    Wont hit down 3rd base line as a lefty.
    Wont waive his NTC :)

  105. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    But then he offered to discuss the idea on SportsYapper
    —————————————————————————

    Hopefully the Wifi in the Juice Press is good enough to get on SportsYapper.

  106. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    thats why adams hasnt been playing 3B

  107. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    did he just say the interlocking Ny????

  108. blake June 19th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    “It was the right move for a struggling hitter on a team that is run-challenged.”

    Agreed….I like Adams but it’s not like Miggy Cabrera was at the plate. Bunt and hope Lyle gets a hit and plates 2…..that’s what happened.

  109. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    thats why adams hasnt been playing 3B
    ___

    In his defense, that took a weird bounce.
    His D at 3rd has not been bad overall.

  110. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    There is no juice cleanse for a bad attitude. :neutral:

  111. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    why doesn’t baldvinny frequent this blog?
    he could be our leader…

    —————–

    Chad is our leader! Don’t try to over throw my honeybun!

  112. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    In his defense, that took a weird bounce.
    His D at 3rd has not been bad overall.
    ============
    girardi doesn’t see it that way and that’s who i am speaking for… ;)

  113. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Nick in SF

    Gardner’s already put Puig in his place.

    That’s enough for a day…anything else is icing.

  114. blake June 19th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Adams is better defensively at 3B than Youk is….

  115. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Chad is our leader! Don’t try to over throw my honeybun!
    ======================
    I think you oughtta get off chad…oops!

  116. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Adams has had some weird hops at 3rd base but it’s obvious that he isn’t used to play over there. Girardi will probably start play Nix at 3rd since he trusts him more. Adams seems very nervous playing the majors.

  117. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    puig has cespedes envy.

  118. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I didn’t know that was why they are called the Dodgers.. good work Michael Kay. Something valuable.

  119. pat June 19th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    “Dodgers and Yankees have a combined $187.5 million on DL…..”

  120. blake June 19th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    If you play Nix at 3B then you have to play Brainiac at SS and you have 2 near zeros in the lineup…..I’d just keep letting Adams play and see if he improves.

  121. mick June 19th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I didn’t know that was why they are called the Dodgers..
    ==========
    did he say they built the barclay ceter on the ebbeys field site?

  122. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Tyler

    I walked away.

    Why were the named the Dodgers?

  123. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    mick-

    He said Barclay is where O’Malley wanted to build a new field but they rejected that and wanted it in Flushing. So they moved to LA.

  124. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Puig may be over aggressive, but his ability is quite stunning. Speed arm, great swing. I wish we had him.

  125. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Terrekain-

    Because of the trolley cars that used to be in Brooklyn. People on the street would dodge them to get out of the way.

  126. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    “Puig may be over aggressive, but his ability is quite stunning. Speed arm, great swing. I wish we had him.”

    too risky with Hal’s budget….they have to invest in sure things like Youkilis and Ichiro

  127. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Because of the trolley cars that used to be in Brooklyn. People on the street would dodge them to get out of the way.
    ===============
    That seems crazy.

  128. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I’d just keep letting Adams play and see if he improves.
    ————–

    I agree but Adams only plays against lefties and Brignac has played against every righty. It seems like Brignac is one of Girardi’s boys because of his defense. Hopefully Girardi actually lets Adams play against righties because it’s obvious that Brignac can’t hit mlb pitching at all.

  129. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    ““Dodgers and Yankees have a combined $187.5 million on DL…..””

    Deep pockets can sometimes encourage inefficient decision-making.

  130. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Make’ em pay for the error, Vernon.

  131. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Meredith reveals that they found Youk’s herniated disc in Marina Del Rey.

    How it got so far away from Anaheim was not discussed.

  132. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Did Cano reach on another error by the 2nd baseman?

  133. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    yes ac1

  134. pat June 19th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Everyone should hit it to Schumaker.

  135. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Puig had Neal at first though.

  136. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Cano hitting it to Schumaker to show just how bad Skip is… then the Dodgers give Cano 8/200. I’m on to you Robinson.

  137. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    ” Beloved as it was, Ebbets Field had grown old and was not well served by infrastructure, to the point where the Dodgers could not sell the park out even in the heat of a pennant race (despite largely dominating the league from 1946 to 1957).

    New York City Construction Coordinator Robert Moses, however, sought to force O’Malley into using a site in Flushing Meadows, Queens – the site for what eventually became Shea Stadium. Moses’s vision involved a city-built, city-owned park, which was greatly at odds with O’Malley’s real-estate savvy. When it became clear to O’Malley that he was not going to be allowed to buy any suitable land in Brooklyn, he began thinking elsewhere.

    O’Malley was free to purchase land of his own choosing but needed Robert Moses to condemn land along the Atlantic Railroad Yards (O’Malley’s preferred choice) in downtown Brooklyn under Title I authority. Title I gave the city municipality power to condemn land for the purpose of building what it calls “public purpose” projects. Moses’s interpretation of “public purpose” was to build public parks, public housing and public highways/bridges. What O’Malley wanted was for Moses to use this authority rather than pay market value for the land. With Title I, the city, aka Robert Moses, could have sold the land to O’Malley at a below market price. Robert Moses refused to honor O’Malley’s request and responded by saying, “If you want the land so bad, why don’t you purchase it with your own money?”[21]‘

    from wiki

  138. Terrekain June 19th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Tyler

    Gotcha.

    Thanks.

  139. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    the dodgers are messed up b/c of the #’s they wear.
    66 for puig, 99 for ryo, donnie 8 should be 23, eff gonzalez, donnie had it 1st

  140. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    That seems crazy.
    ——————————————————————–

    Wikipedia says the same thing so either Kay looked on wikipedia, edited the wikipedia page to support this, or is actually correct.

  141. Bronx Jeers June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Because of the trolley cars that used to be in Brooklyn. People on the street would dodge them to get out of the way.

    ——–

    Fitting for a team that plays baseball like a bunch of would-be corpses.

  142. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Moses must have been a Yankee fan.

  143. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Because of the trolley cars that used to be in Brooklyn. People on the street would dodge them to get out of the way.
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    So, keeping the Didgers nickname when they moved to LA makes as much sense as keeping the Lakers nickname when the Lakers moved from Minneapolis to LA…..or the Utak Jazz.

  144. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Robert Moses should already be condemned to hell for the Cross Bronx Expressway.

  145. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Wikipedia says the same thing so either Kay looked on wikipedia, edited the wikipedia page to support this, or is actually correct.
    ================
    Kay was reading something.
    He tries hard to be interesting.

  146. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Robert Moses should already be condemned to hell for the Cross Bronx Expressway.
    =========================
    Ever been on the Jackie Robinson?
    It is lined with cemeteries.

  147. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    So, keeping the Didgers nickname when they moved to LA makes as much sense as keeping the Lakers nickname when the Lakers moved from Minneapolis to LA…..or the Utak Jazz.
    ————————————————————————-

    Now they dodge fists and bullets in Chavez Ravine.

  148. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    There are plenty of things to dodge in Los Angeles.

  149. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    “Ever been on the Jackie Robinson?”

    What was it’s former name?

  150. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I really wish I had a vacation day today… Ah well, I put in for a personal day next week so I can catch the afternoon game in Texas. Literally planning my vacation days around the Yankees afternoon schedule. I’m a sad, sad soul…

  151. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    There are plenty of things to dodge in Los Angeles.

    ———————-

    I’ve heard Lindsay Lohan’s driving is at the top of the list.

  152. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    The Interboro

  153. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Damn…Kuroda is all over the place.

  154. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Dodgers’ leadoff batter reaches base for the 3rd straight inning.

  155. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Chris Davis is absolutely on fire.

  156. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Shame-I thought you were on perpetual vacation.

  157. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Of all the things that appear on the Yankees’ scoreboard, Ichiro’s impression of Robert DeNiro is easily my favorite.

    Whyyyyy couldn’t I be there to see that… ??

  158. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    “I’ve heard Lindsay Lohan’s driving is at the top of the list.”

    Bieber too. If I could afford to live in his neighborhood, would it be worth the risk?

    SWEET!

  159. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Shame-I thought you were on perpetual vacation.

    ——————

    Mentally, sure.. but I still gotta show up here and junk..

    If I didn’t have to work I’d never be on LoHud lol.

  160. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Woooooooo nice play Kuroda!

  161. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    rich i give moses anmesty for the cross bronx whenever i do to jones beach

  162. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Nice DP….one more.

  163. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Nice…

  164. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Its a tight 2 lane road that winds between queens and brooklyn with no speed limits j/k

  165. Bronx Jeers June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like AGON dodged the wrong way on that one. SPLAT!

  166. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Wait, a ball is smacked up the middle towards Kuroda and it works well for us for a change?

    Maybe the tide is turning.

  167. RhapsodyInBlue June 19th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    About time one our pitchers caught a come back with their glove!!

  168. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Huge to get out of that inning. Let’s tack on now.

  169. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    “rich i give moses anmesty for the cross bronx whenever i do to jones beach”

    I wanted that thing modernized before I die. I am beginning to realize that it wouldn’t happen no matter how long I have left.

  170. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Bronx Jeers, you’ve been sorely missed here (by me, at least).

  171. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    very nice dialogue here today …

  172. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    leiter: “why was it Sam the Barber?”

    incredulous.

  173. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    the puig hit, the montero hit…mafia related?

  174. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    cone knocked out mcgwire?

    cool

  175. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Sam the Butcher was a great hero of Los Angeles.

    http://img2-2.timeinc.net/ew/d.....dies_l.jpg

  176. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Thomas Neal @TdaddyNeal
    Just ate chicken & Ribs at Dallas BBQ
    ————————————————————————

    Currently I am not very fond of Neal’s dining choices.
    Fast food for an MLB player does not sound quite right.

  177. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    so much for dialogue..

  178. Bronx Jeers June 19th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks Nick,

    I should be around more once I finish mourning the loss of Kevin Youkilis.

  179. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Currently I am not very fond of Neal’s dining choices.
    Fast food for an MLB player does not sound quite right.
    ==============
    Neal should learn from Joba and stay off twitter

  180. Tar June 19th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    “Bronx Jeers, you’ve been sorely missed here (by me, at least).”

    Yo (la tengo) tambien.

  181. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Note to Joba (and Neal):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaW0M6V85j8

  182. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    oh, it’s the spanish speaking contingent, time to go…

  183. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Neal should learn from Joba and stay off twitter

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

    Where do you think he heard about the BBQ joint?

  184. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    O’s up 6-1 over the Tigers with a 6-run 4th inning.

  185. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    can we break the 2 run barrier today? Hopefully Hiro will keep dealin and it won’t matter.

  186. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Dave Jennings died at 61 ?

  187. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    O’s up 6-1 over the Tigers with a 6-run 4th inning.

    —————

    It was just a lot of luck last year.. /LoHud’d

  188. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Stewie still stinks but he’s done a great job for the Yankees…..he’s played better than they could ever have hoped for really.

  189. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Formation and early history: 1984–1985

    Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley formed the band as a husband/wife duo in 1984. They chose the name “Yo La Tengo” (Spanish for “I have it”; or referring to a female-gender object or person, also “I’ve Got Her”) in an effort to avoid any connotations in English. The name came from a baseball anecdote. During the 1962 season, New York Mets center fielder Richie Ashburn and Venezuelan shortstop Elio Chacón found themselves colliding in the outfield. When Ashburn went for a catch, he would scream, “I got it! I got it!” only to run into Chacón, who spoke only Spanish. Ashburn learned to yell, “¡Yo la tengo! ¡Yo la tengo!” instead. In a later game, Ashburn happily saw Chacón backing off. He relaxed, positioned himself to catch the ball, and was instead run over by left fielder Frank Thomas, who understood no Spanish and had missed a team meeting that proposed using the words “¡Yo la tengo!” as a way to avoid outfield collisions.[2] After getting up, Thomas asked Ashburn, “What the hell is a Yellow Tango?”.[3]

  190. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    “It was just a lot of luck last year.. /LoHud’d”

    their lineup and bullpens are legit…..if they ever get good starting pitching (and that could be coming) then they are set up to be good for awhile.

    I think its was a little flukey last year…..they are a better team this year though because of the emergence of Machado and the way Davis is playing

  191. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    What a surprise. That’s why you don’t bunt with Cano on deck. These guys have to think about these things.

  192. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    “Bronx is Vernon” time…….

  193. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Correct Captain.

  194. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Or not…….

  195. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Yup great protection for Cano. :roll:

  196. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    WOW.
    What a waste Wells is.

  197. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    0-2 and in the dirt and our cleanup hitter whiffs…horrible Joe, please sit him down.
    I don’t care what he costs…

  198. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t even think Wells could hit a 85 mph straight fastball right down the middle right now. He really needs to go. The AAA guys can’t be worse.

  199. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t even think Wells could hit a 85 mph straight fastball right down the middle right now. He really needs to go. The AAA guys can’t be worse.
    ___

    And if they can’t, at least there is hope for them moving forward.
    We know what Wells is.

  200. longtimefan June 19th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    gREAT MOVE HAVING wELLS BAT 4TH

  201. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Now the Yanks have turned into the the bronx bunters. They don’t even think about who is on deck or the situations….just bunt away.

  202. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    wells needs to be phantom DLed

  203. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I would just like for Girardi to tell us exactly how long we are going to continue with this horrible experiment. What we give Vernon 50 more AB’s 75? I mean what is the number. Give that to us and then when he goes 1 for whatever number that is SIT HIM DOWN! I beg you Joe.

  204. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    hafner should be dhing every day…

  205. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Wasted opportunity…….hope it does not come back to haunt the Yankees…..

  206. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    there is no one that can protect Cano on the roster.
    Gardner maybe?

  207. Dill Pickler June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    It is managerial malpractice not only batting Wells fourth, but even playing the bum. He is useless. He hasn’t had an extra base hit in the month of June, and only one (a double) since May 22. If he were a horse, they’d shoot him. How much longer do we have to watch this inept clown flailing around in his death throes out there???? Good God! A blind monkey can see he is washed up. Anybody home/awake in the front office? Anybody???

  208. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    blake – All true but still surprised people didn’t take them seriously coming into the season.

    mick – You have a problem with Spanish speakers…..???

  209. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    well, we had already scored in our one inning, so….

    but now I fully expect LA to break thru vs. Kuro

  210. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Joe does what the injuries tell him to do…

  211. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Be perfect Kuroda. It’s the only way lol.

  212. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I would consider trying something different.
    1. Ichiro
    2. Cano
    3. Gardner
    How can it possibly be worse than we have seen?

  213. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    These guys should have to get the ok from Girardi to bunt. It doesn’t make any sense what they are doing. Even a 10 year old knows that they will walk Cano. No way would Girardi want Nix bunting in that situations. It’s ridiculous.

  214. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    mick – You have a problem with Spanish speakers…..???
    ======
    shame-coming from you i don’t take that seriously

  215. Dill Pickler June 19th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    ABV.

    Anyone but Verne.

  216. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    hey now, hey now, patience with the kids, right?

  217. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    The Wells charade needs to end.

  218. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Dill Pickler June 19th, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    ———

    Thank You. A blind monkey wouldn’t even let him play on the local little league team.

  219. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    At the start of the year, with Wells looking as good as he did, I thought he might make a good DH for next season. Assuming he finishes with a slash line that looks close to the average of his last two seasons, do we just drop him for 2014?

  220. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Shame,
    Yea….I think they are for real but I still don’t like their rotation much…..if we had their offense though the Yanks would be really good.

  221. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    They won’t drop Wells.
    He is FREE for 2014.
    He will be the RH Bat on the bench.

  222. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Wells seems to decide to swing before he sees the pitch. He has swung at many pitches a foot out of the zone.

  223. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    “do we just drop him for 2013?”

    ^

  224. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I would teach Wells to bunt every time up if he were on my little league team.

  225. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    It appears Vern was the definition of an early season mirage…..maybe the increased bat speed I thought I saw was just me wishing it so…..he looks cooked well done extra crispy style.

  226. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    2014 outfield of Ichiro, Gardner and Wells. The season ticket sales will be gangbusters.

  227. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    shame-coming from you i don’t take that seriously

    —————

    I don’t expect anyone to take things seriously coming from me but wtf was the purpose of that comment? Was it just a joke?

  228. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    It appears Vern was the definition of an early season mirage…..maybe the increased bat speed I thought I saw was just me wishing it so…..he looks cooked well done extra crispy style.

    —————-

    I thought he was on drugs lol, if he was someone should fly a drug dealer out to NY stat!

  229. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Robbie Robbed Him

  230. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I guess at least Vernon helped us in April.
    But it’s time to cut the cord.
    I mean, at least Hafner runs into one every so often….

  231. Dill Pickler June 19th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Verne is giving them no choice but to drop him. You can only hit .100 with no power for so long, unless you are a pitcher.

    And this clown is batting cleanup!!!

    He has more popups this year than extra base hits, fercryinoutloud. That’s a power-hitting corner outfielder?

  232. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    yea luckily Vern costs essentially nothing for 2014. They can’t tie up a roster spot with him though if he doesn’t improve……if he can’t hit lefites he’s useless.

  233. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    in fact i had a kid on y LL team who would bunt every time up
    he loved it.
    till he broke his finger on an attempt.
    the bases were loaded and he got the run in, so he will always remember that.
    i think it was his last LL game …

  234. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    2014 outfield of Ichiro, Gardner and Wells. The season ticket sales will be gangbusters.
    ___

    This wont be the 2014 starting outfield.

    Ichiro and Wells will be on the bench (Wells may be released).

    I am guessing Gardner, a FA and one of the kids.

  235. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    First of all, is Chris Davis ever going to stop hitting homers?

    Second, anyone else think its a big deal that the O’s are crapping all over the Tigers in Detroit Rock City?

  236. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Mick,

    The parents would love you when you bunted their son every time up. I’ve been a little league coach. The complaints about the line up is mild here compared.

  237. blake June 19th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I just bought a big green egg cooker….anybody have one?

  238. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I really can’t see them sticking with Wells much longer. It’s obvious that he is done and can’t even recognize pitches anymore. He really looks helpless up there.

  239. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    yea luckily Vern costs essentially nothing for 2014. They can’t tie up a roster spot with him though if he doesn’t improve……if he can’t hit lefites he’s useless.
    ___

    Should release him and bring back Juan Rivera – at least he can hit lefties (if they need someone of that ILK)

  240. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t expect anyone to take things seriously coming from me but wtf was the purpose of that comment? Was it just a joke?
    ====================
    maybe you should pay better attention.
    do i question any of the ridiculous things you say?

  241. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    green eggs and ham?

  242. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    @jonmorosi

    Bud Selig says no further expansion planned for MLB. “We’ve done now as much as we have to do.”

    @jonmorosi

    Bud Selig also says separate DH rules for leagues will remain as they are “for awhile.”

  243. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Some of you may remember the old saying about the Milwaukee Braves:
    “Spahn and Sain and 2 Days of Rain”……..My nephew came up with this one for the 2013 Yankees:

    “CC and Hiroki are okey-dokey, then pray for Adams, Nix, and Overbay.”

  244. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    The parents would love you when you bunted their son every time up. I’ve been a little league coach. The complaints about the line up is mild here compared.
    =====================
    Mac-
    The kid loved to bunt and was on his own and his parents never said a word about it to me knowing the kid had value as he was a good bunter

  245. Dill Pickler June 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Wells will not be on this team in 2014.

    The New York Yankees simply cannot afford to carry a washed-up .100-hitting corner outfielder who, on those extra-rare occasions when he actually does get a hit, produces only singles. His contract is the only thing keeping him employed at this point, and that can’t last much longer.

  246. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I hope that won’t be the outfield, but they are all signed players. Almonte needs to hit. They need to test Austin at AAA. He has been hitting well lately, albeit without much power.

  247. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Ichiro could hit 20 here if he wanted to.
    Want to…

  248. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Ichiro……

  249. Tar June 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “maybe you should pay better attention.
    do i question any of the ridiculous things you say?”

    Maybe you should quit evading the question and just answer it.

  250. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    More Lefty on Lefty Violence.

    Ichi-Bomb

  251. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    ICH!

  252. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Go Ichiro!!!

  253. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    itchy up to .270

  254. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    do i question any of the ridiculous things you say?

    ————–

    So you admit it was a ridiculous statement. I’m glad we agree! :D

  255. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Ichirooo

  256. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Bud Selig should retire.

  257. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    despite the constant insistence on this blog that this team sucks, just somehow doesnt transfer to the scoreboard or the standings.

  258. Don June 19th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I haven’t been around much lately and maybe someone has already said it: I think this is the worst Yankee team in 20 years.

  259. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    tar stfu

  260. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I hope that won’t be the outfield, but they are all signed players. Almonte needs to hit. They need to test Austin at AAA. He has been hitting well lately, albeit without much power.

    —————–

    I saw you mentioned that this morning. With how things have been going, I don’t see the harm in testing Austin at AAA. At least you’d know if he was even a remote option for next year.

  261. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Mick,

    I’m guessing Wells and parents would complain. For his money I would go bat blindfolded.

  262. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    *it just doesnt trasfer* bad edit sorry

  263. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    @jonmorosi

    Bud Selig said the only thing that could change separate DH rule would be “significant geographic realignment.”

  264. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Selig just fined Ichiro for causing the Yankees to score in more than one inning today

  265. mick June 19th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    if wells couldn’t hit and he learned to bunt as a LLer, and was the best bunter in the league, then all is good with his parents.

  266. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Will Kuroda know what to do with this Caligulan orgy of run support?

  267. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    despite the constant insistence on this blog that this team sucks, just somehow doesnt transfer to the scoreboard or the standings.
    ===================
    and did you notice they don’t even show their faces when we are winning

  268. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I haven’t been around much lately and maybe someone has already said it: I think this is the worst Yankee team in 20 years.
    ================
    sunny?

  269. Tar June 19th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    “tar stfu”

    ooooo you’re such a tough guy Mick.

    Still waiting for your answer Mr. Tough guy Mick.

  270. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Lol, now even the writers are trolling Wells

    @HaleMark

    Here’s something amazing about Wells — as rough as the last few years were for him, his OPS this season would be his worst ever #yankees

  271. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    blake,
    That’s one terrific cooker you have, but you’re going to have to learn how to cook on it.

  272. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Will Kuroda know what to do with this Caligulan orgy of run support?
    ___

    Hope all those tears of happiness dont affect his vision.

  273. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    “despite the constant insistence on this blog that this team sucks, just somehow doesnt transfer to the scoreboard or the standings.”

    It’s about opportunity costs.

  274. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    shame- i always agree with you (or don’t take you seriously) esp your love of the backstreet girls.

  275. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    despite the constant insistence on this blog that this team sucks, just somehow doesnt transfer to the scoreboard or the standings.
    ===================

    You could have the Angles\Dodgers rosters and be 10 under. Or have the Rangers roster and be 7 over like the Yanks. The Tigers are nine over in a weak AL Central. How sucky are we?

  276. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    could we get hanley ramirez?
    what does he make?

  277. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    You could have the Angles\Dodgers rosters and be 10 under. Or have the Rangers roster and be 7 over like the Yanks. The Tigers are nine over in a weak AL Central. How sucky are we?
    ___

    We aren’t sucky.
    Just the offense.

  278. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Jeez – righties continuing to eat us alive

  279. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    “It’s about opportunity costs.”
    —————————————-
    i always forget that and slip into the delusion that its about wins and losses

  280. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    could we get hanley ramirez?
    what does he make?
    ___

    Has missed a lot of this year with injury.
    Would have just been another on the list.

  281. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Hanley is getting a lot of fastball cookies today

  282. Tar June 19th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    “sunny?”

    Would that be the same “sunny” that you equated with Mac?

    Still waiting buddy……….

  283. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    You could have the Angles\Dodgers rosters and be 10 under. Or have the Rangers roster and be 7 over like the Yanks.
    ==============
    hey. i lived thru the early 70s and 80′s and 1/2 the 90′s…preachin to the choir

  284. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Hanley is having a good game, would be cool to see him return to 2010 Hanley Ramirez.

  285. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Hanley is 3-3 today; he was only 4-18 (.222) vs. Hiroki before today.

  286. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    tar go back to work dolt

  287. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    It’s probably time to get the bullpen up…just in case.

  288. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    “i always forget that and slip into the delusion that its about wins and losses”

    It is about making the right decisions so that there would be more wins and less losses.

    So, the delusion is imagining that this is the best team that they could have put on the field for the money spent.

  289. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    here we go with the umps again….

  290. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    That was definitely a strike. This ump has been terrible today.

  291. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    So, the delusion is imagining that this is the best team that they could have put on the field for the money spent.
    ___

    Money could be better spent, but i feel like no matter what they did this year, the players would still get hurt. It’s just that kind of year and itisnt just about age. Grandy, Cervelli, Nunez, and the AAA guys who are hurt too. it isnt just A-Rod, Tex and Jeter…

  292. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Kay said that the loss of Tex again is devastating. What Tex is he referring to? Another Tex out there?

  293. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Lol, now even the writers are trolling Wells

    Here’s something amazing about Wells — as rough as the last few years were for him, his OPS this season would be his worst ever #yankees
    ==================================
    They must read the LoHud.

  294. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    mick, guy’s probably got a UNC (lack of) education.

  295. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Kay said that the loss of Tex again is devastating. What Tex is he referring to? Another Tex out there?
    ___

    I am amused by how they keep trying to convince people losing Tex again is a major blow. We were fine before he returned, we sucked while he was here, he sucked while he was here, and now Overbay can get back on track. Tex is a great defender, but Overbay is not a slouch.

  296. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Look, even though we’re not out of any races, it sucks watching this team be in 3rd place when the teams ranked above us also have some serious flaws.

    I do still think they can win 92 games. I sure hope so anyway since trisha said we’d ALL get the chocolate this year in the case of a tie. :D

    I’d almost feel bad if they win 92 games as I think that was a popular guess…

  297. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    mick, guy’s probably got a UNC (lack of) education.
    =========
    lol

  298. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    that situation right there is why you bunt with two on and no out.
    Instead of 1 or 2 runs, they have ZERO.

  299. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    “That’s one terrific cooker you have, but you’re going to have to learn how to cook on it.”

    any tips?

  300. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    internet muscles :lol:

  301. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    we broke the 2 run barrier!

  302. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Giving factual information regarding Wells is trolling? K(ay).

    Wells helped us early. Nobody could have expected him to provide what he provided early. It’s not his fault that he’s on this team and also must play everyday because Trashman constructed a garbage roster.

  303. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    “Money could be better spent, but i feel like no matter what they did this year, the players would still get hurt. It’s just that kind of year and itisnt just about age. Grandy, Cervelli, Nunez, and the AAA guys who are hurt too. it isnt just A-Rod, Tex and Jeter…”

    $25m on Youk and Wells is about 25% of most payrolls in the MLB, if not more.

    This is a multi-year process of mismanagement and the inability to develop significant cost-controlled position players and starting pitchers.

  304. Tar June 19th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Shame

    It appears he’s a tough enough guy to tell me to STFU, but not quite tough enough to answer your question. But thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    And Since he’s known to use multiple handles, I would guess “his first time friend” is him as well. Out him Chad!

  305. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Wells helped us early. Nobody could have expected him to provide what he provided early. It’s not his fault that he’s on this team and also must play everyday because Trashman constructed a garbage roster.
    ___

    He makes 20 M/year and he is in his mid 30s.
    It IS his fault.
    He should be able to be a regular and find a way to contribute.

  306. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    So… is the umpire actually watching the game or is he just guessing?

  307. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    So… is the umpire actually watching the game or is he just guessing?
    ___

    Could say the umpire is pulling a Wells…..

  308. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    i didnt hear all these people wanting cash not to sign tex back when they did.

  309. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    That should be the 3rd out. Thanks ump.

  310. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    “i didnt hear all these people wanting cash not to sign tex back when they did.”

    Really? Many of us wanted to wait a year for Holliday.

  311. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Really? Many of us wanted to wait a year for Holliday.
    ___

    Holliday was the same year as Tex no?

  312. Dill Pickler June 19th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    “despite the constant insistence on this blog that this team sucks, just somehow doesnt transfer to the scoreboard or the standings.”

    Against Cleveland, Toronto and Kansas City, we’re 19-3.
    Against everyone else, 19-28.

  313. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Holliday was the same year as Tex no?

    The year after.

  314. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    maybe you wanted holliday but i definitely dont remember ‘most’ not wanting tex.

  315. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    i didnt hear all these people wanting cash not to sign tex back when they did.
    ___

    And when we signed tex we were expecting a .290 hitter who could hit 35-40 homers and 100+ rbi. We got the power, but not even close to the average and it continues to fall.

  316. Tar June 19th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I was all on board with the Tex signing. I don’t blame Cash for his decline.

  317. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Get the bullpen up….

  318. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Looking at each deal separately, the Yankees should have signed Tex AND Holliday.

    I don’t think many people were predicting that Tex would regress as hard and as fast as he has.

  319. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    “Holliday was the same year as Tex no?”

    No, a year later.

  320. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    ac1, but it’s not Wells’ fault that he’s not contributing for the Yankees. Trashman is intent on scraping the bottom of the barrel for castoffs.

  321. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I was all on board with the Tex signing. I don’t blame Cash for his decline.
    ____

    Agreed…
    No way he would have foreseen this steep decline so quickly.

  322. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    get one out kelley…game over.

  323. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Great a hit by a crappy hitter

  324. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    wait, we can;t actually, no, can we, can we really, no, wait, no, no we can’t…can we?

  325. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Tex’s upppercut from the left side was a warning sign that a loss of bat speed could become an issue.

  326. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    ac1, but it’s not Wells’ fault that he’s not contributing for the Yankees. Trashman is intent on scraping the bottom of the barrel for castoffs.
    _____

    I would just say, it’s Cashmans fault for expecting more.
    But Wells SHOULD be held accountable for sucking horribly.

  327. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Tex’s upppercut from the left side was a warning sign that a loss of bat speed could become an issue.
    ___

    Maybe but I assumed maybe at the end of the contract, not year 3.

  328. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    tex is a victim of his own creation.
    he is a one dimensional hitter with a short porch.

  329. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    blake,
    The thing is ceramic and heavy, holds heat extremely well. If you let it get over heated, takes a long time to cool down. Doesn’t take a big fire to heat it up. FOLLOW THE DIRECTiONS! You’re going to love it.

  330. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    blow him away..

  331. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I can’t fault Trashman for using the Yankees only advantage, money, to sign Tex. He hasn’t worked out, but that’s not on Trash.

  332. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    tex is a victim of his own creation.
    he is a one dimensional hitter with a short porch.

    ***********

    I just didn’t remember him that way when w got him.

  333. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    tex is a victim of his own creation.
    he is a one dimensional hitter with a short porch.
    ___

    Again this is why i feel the best thing the yankees can do is push that RF wall back 20 feet and start focusing on hitting for average again and not for as many RF homers as possible.

  334. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Tex started his decline in year 2 of his contract. Regardless of his swing mechanics, after the career he had had to that point I don’t think anyone predicted he would start declining so quickly as soon as he hit 30. 33 yeah maybe, but 30? It’s not unheard of but it didn’t seem too likely ..

  335. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    helpless..

  336. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    “Maybe but I assumed maybe at the end of the contract, not year 3.”

    It started in year 2, which was quick

    v. RHP

    10 .244 .342 .457 .799
    09 .282 .373 .579 .951

    But that’s why giving huge long term deals to players at or near 30 are so risky, and why I would let Cano go.

  337. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Tex was 2nd or 3rd in MVP voting in 2009. After that, the average dropped and now the power is going too…..

  338. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Looking at each deal separately, the Yankees should have signed Tex AND Holliday.
    ——————

    Speakin’ my language bro.

  339. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    YES! Stewie leaves the field fist pumping. DRob and MO put this thing on the left side.

  340. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Kelly!!!!!!!

  341. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    inherited runners stranded…’first thing i look at when evaluating a bullpen” …david cone.

    i was saying the other day how much more important the guy who can escape a runners-on situation is than either a closer or a set-up guy.

    kelley does it again, that was a BIG out right there!

  342. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Hate on that, biotches!

    But let’s ask Ray Lewis if bad offense can cost teams games and championship aspirations

  343. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Again this is why i feel the best thing the yankees can do is push that RF wall back 20 feet and start focusing on hitting for average again and not for as many RF homers as possible.
    =============
    yeah but chicks dig the long ball

  344. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    HOOAH, Kelley!

    With this home plate umpire, chances are high that DROB will issue his usual BB.

  345. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    But that’s why giving huge long term deals to players at or near 30 are so risky, and why I would let Cano go.

    Agreed.

    But in Tex’s case it’s worse than most expected. I thought maybe we get 4 good to great years, 1 bad year and 2 mediocre to bad ..

    That’s why every team regardless of how much cash they have must focus on player development…

  346. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    inherited runners stranded…’first thing i look at when evaluating a bullpen” …david cone.
    ==================
    coney for pitching coach…donnie for Mgr.

  347. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    What language, idiocy?

  348. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    inherited runners stranded…’first thing i look at when evaluating a bullpen” …david cone.
    ==================
    coney for pitching coach…donnie for Mgr.
    ________________

    Rothschild is doing a good job as pitching coach.
    If he leaves, then yes bring on Coney.
    I like Donny but I am ok with him not managing.
    I would LOVE him to be back as hitting coach though.

  349. RS June 19th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    The Yankees’ offense was down in ’08 and on top of that they lost Abreu and Giambi in the offseason, plus Arod needed hip surgery. If the Yankees didn’t sign Tex and he had his MVP season for Boston instead, fans would have been screaming that Cashman should have signed him.

    Luckily Tex has directly contributed to at least one championship, so the contract isn’t a total loss in my book.

  350. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    OK, I can understand the need to drive the topic of Tex into the ground

    I can almost understand talking about a recent painful experience of Montero

    but Matt Holliday? Are we really still talking about Matt Holliday?

    Next, Tom is gonna start preaching that Clinton should have been impeached over Monica Lewinsky

  351. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Cano largely gets by currently based solely on talent and athleticism. As he ages, his decline is going to be quick and painful. When he no longer has the bat speed or athleticism, his offense and defense will be hurt drastically. 4 years $120 million tops. Take it or leave it. Nothing more than 4 years.

  352. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    tom,
    from what I’ve read you can cook almost anything on it…..I’m excited. Will be trying a pork shoulder first I think

  353. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Rothschild is doing a good job as pitching coach.
    =====================
    Yes he is.
    If he leaves they might go for names like Coney, who is smart and might not want it.

  354. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    This is gonna be one of those times that drives me nuts.

    Girardi will reflexively go to Robertson because it’s the 8th inning instead of staying with the guy who has been more impressive lately and just got you a huge strikeout.

  355. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    “Cano largely gets by currently based solely on talent and athleticism. As he ages, his decline is going to be quick and painful.”

    that’s crazy….he works very hard. If he declines early (and he might) it’ll be because of his approach at the plate and lack of plate discipline….but that’s just the way he hits….not because of work ethic or anything else like that.

  356. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    but Matt Holliday? Are we really still talking about Matt Holliday?

    Go look at his numbers since he’s been with the Cardinals. Remarkably consistent, right handed bat, plays every day, power, average, OBP, decent fielder .. he would be perfect on this team.

  357. RS June 19th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    One other thing about Tex. His first year with the Yankees was still better than the first year of Pujols’ TEN year deal, and light years better than Hamilton’s first year with the Angels (and both Pujols and Hamilton make more annually).

  358. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    .but that’s just the way he hits
    ===============
    not when he is going well.

  359. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Next, Tom is gonna start preaching that Clinton should have been impeached over Monica Lewinsky

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

    Uh, he was.

  360. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    One other thing about Tex. His first year with the Yankees was still better than the first year of Pujols’ TEN year deal, and light years better than Hamilton’s first year with the Angels (and both Pujols and Hamilton make more annually).

    Well it’s such a relief that of those 3 bad contracts we have the least awful one.

  361. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    the yanks are gunshy…they look at the worst possible negative scenario about a player and write him off.

  362. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    blake, I did not question his work ethic. His bat speed makes up for his poor plate discipline. His athleticism and quickness makes up for some of the bad decisions/inward angles he takes defensively.

  363. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Patrick – yes, he has done very well…but that’s not my point.

    What’s done is done and was done, FIVE years ago

  364. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    This interleague mess needs to be fixed now that ALL divisions have 5 teams. How it is the 5 teams in a division dont face the same 5 teams in the other division?

  365. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Very nuce AB, Nixey!

  366. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Smart of Joe to go with Kelley there and not Joba

  367. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Patrick – yes, he has done very well…but that’s not my point.

    What’s done is done and was done, FIVE years ago

    So there’s a 5 year limit on topics we can discuss on the blog? Ok good to know, I’ll keep that in mind for the future

  368. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    wait a minute, do we even know that cone is interested in coaching? idk that he’s the kinda guy who wants back into that grind when he’s making the easy money now.

  369. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Girardi will reflexively go to Robertson because it’s the 8th inning instead of staying with the guy who has been more impressive lately and just got you a huge strikeout.
    ================
    its worked well before.

  370. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Patrick – Thank you. It’ll be a big help

  371. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Lots of interesting comments from the Dec. 23, 2008 thread when the Tex signing first broke. I can’t read them all right now, but this one made me smile:

    “luis December 23rd, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    TEX TEX TEX TEX TEX :grin: :grin:

  372. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    In contrast, Cano’s best pal Ortiz is able to have much success at age 37 because of his terrific plate discipline. He understands the strike zone. While he’s lost his bat speed, he still has the patience at the plate and terrific eye.

  373. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    “blake, I did not question his work ethic. His bat speed makes up for his poor plate discipline. His athleticism and quickness makes up for some of the bad decisions/inward angles he takes defensively.”

    ok fair enough….I agree there actually. I’d give him 6 years at premium AAV just because they need him badly short term but I wouldn’t stretch beyond that because I also have concerns about how he’ll age and his sudden inability to hit LHP is an early red flag.

  374. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Ichiro has quietly been better than awful lately….. .314 with a .767 OPS in June.

    I wouldn’t have Joba within a mile of a close game.

  375. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    slanty-Shame on you, you scared her away.

  376. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    joba will be gone by the TD.

  377. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Oh Wells is up .. well there goes that rally

  378. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    bring up hafner.

  379. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    blake,
    Going to do it Carolina style? That will be great. The egg keeps temperature extremely even. Even on an old-style smoker, I like to keep the temperature around 220-240.

  380. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Hafner would have better hacks, that’s for sure. Even in the midst of a slump.

  381. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Haf Time. Almonte plays the field.

  382. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    “Going to do it Carolina style? ”

    is there another way ;)

  383. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    this is criminal…

  384. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    his AB them song should be the tune from Baywatch

  385. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    helpless…

  386. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Why isn’t Hafner pinch hitting? This is ridiculous.

  387. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Here is my scheduling suggestion to make this whole thing fair:

    In same division 13 games against each team
    9 games Against one other division in same league
    8 games against the 3rd division in same league
    5 game against each of 5 teams in ONE opposite league.

    I dont know how that works with the daily interleague game but i think it should work.

  388. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    DP or K?

  389. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    is Belisario the same guy who produced all those hit ’80s TV shows?

  390. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    WOW that was an AWFUL play by the pitcher.

  391. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Amazing! Wells comes through…..lol

  392. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    BWHAHAHAHA!

    Nice Dodgers real nice. Donnie Baseball is going to freaking flip!

  393. hardwired7 June 19th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Yakety sax time.

  394. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    wow….hey we’ll take it.

  395. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    1st it looked like he was letting it fall for a dp…but it never reached him

  396. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    That’s what I always told my girls softball team: Keep running until they stop throwing.

  397. joecembrale June 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Poor Donny Jinxball……….

  398. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Oh Wells is up .. well there goes that rally

    Reverse jinx worked!

  399. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The LA catcher looked like he was really frustrated about that pitch.

  400. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    is bellesario the new benitez?

  401. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Oh Wells is up .. well there goes that rally

    Reverse jinx worked!

    ———–

    You must have the power today. I had it one game and it was a lot of responsibility.

  402. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Shame!!!!!

  403. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Coney referenced that as a bunt attempt, I believe that was just raw power from Vernon though. :grin:

  404. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    So he got 2 errors on that play??

  405. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Man look at Vernon just hitting lasers all over the place!

    Think about this .. in the offseason Cashman added 2 players to the roster for more than 1 year deal. Ichiro and Wells.. boy are they aging well, glad we have them for 2014!

  406. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Bellisario made the Quantum Leap toward a Dodgers loss.

  407. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Biggest laugh line of the day: “Today’s paid attendance, 40,604”
    ___

    Wouldn’t this represent those that bought tickets for last nights game, which is why it is 40K and not 4K like the actual attendance of a day game make up?

  408. GregD June 19th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve seen that play before…in little league :)

  409. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Nick,

    If anyone predicted,Teixiera would become so one dimensional and one sided, please let us know. That person should be our leader.

  410. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    You must have the power today. I had it one game and it was a lot of responsibility.
    =======================
    Do you remember a couple of years ago I called for 3 straight HR’s and just missed by 1?

  411. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Think about this .. in the offseason Cashman added 2 players to the roster for more than 1 year deal. Ichiro and Wells.. boy are they aging well, glad we have them for 2014!
    ___

    Don’t write off Ichiro just yet.
    He has had some bad stretches, but he is also has been much better lately.
    Plus he still runs fast and plays good OF.

    I agree 10000% on Wells.

  412. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    The bottom line is that Wells came through big time, he’s back, and the opposition has no defense for him.

  413. GregD June 19th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Grand slam!!!

  414. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Take me to your Leader.

  415. GregD June 19th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    The bottom line is that Wells came through big time, he’s back, and the opposition has no defense for him.

    —————-
    it was a shot!!

  416. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Bringing in a lefty to face a guy with reverse splits? Interesting…

  417. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Don’t write off Ichiro just yet.
    ===============
    He will lead the team in hits around 175.

  418. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    now we know why Mattingly’s face is starting to look like Popeye

  419. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    He will lead the team in hits around 175.
    ___

    Good for him, sad for the team…

  420. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Don’t write off Ichiro just yet.
    He has had some bad stretches, but he is also has been much better lately.
    Plus he still runs fast and plays good OF.

    I love Ichiro but if he hits more than .300 in either season I would be shocked.

  421. GregD June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    we got the runs back and one

  422. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Ich’s reverse split is weird.

  423. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    In fact, he prolly doesnt trust Almonte in the OF if he pinch hit for Wells.
    He wouldn’t insult him anyway.

  424. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I love Ichiro but if he hits more than .300 in either season I would be shocked.

    I have the power! Reverse jinx all day! i wonder if it will work for game 2

  425. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Shame!!!!!

    ————

    ….yes, mick?

  426. GregD June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    David Adams looks like Vernon Wells up there

  427. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    donnie must not have read the binder that ichi hits leftys

  428. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    That’s an Ichi hit. Nicely done.

  429. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Doubt he hits .300 ever again, but .280 and speed will not be a shock.
    10-15 stolen bases.
    OBP will be lower, but he has never walked a lot….

  430. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I love Ichiro but if he hits more than .300 in either season I would be shocked.

    I have the power! Reverse jinx all day! i wonder if it will work for game 2

    ———-

    Dude… you have the power. I expect to see you reverse jinxing the hell out of our line up tonight.

  431. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I love that YES Vision, or whatever it’s called.

  432. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Cone is being very careful with his analysis of Ichiro’s hitting.

  433. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    ….yes, mick?
    =========
    do you remember you told me you love me?

  434. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Dude… you have the power. I expect to see you reverse jinxing the hell out of our line up tonight.

    brb applying to Hogwarts

  435. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I know that Ichiro’s slash line isn’t pretty (especially against rightys) but I feel like he’s going to come through. Never underestimate pride. The guy won’t let himself slump. He’s in the mold of a Rivera and Jeter.

  436. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Ichiro is the best athlete on the team.
    he is the fastes t and best baserunner.
    has the strongest throwing arm.

  437. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I love that YES Vision, or whatever it’s called.

    —————-

    It’s great, isn’t it?

    mick – Of course I do.

  438. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    brb applying to Hogwarts

    ——————-

    *applause*

  439. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    mick – Of course I do.
    ===============
    what happened shame?

  440. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Ichiro is the best athlete on the team.
    he is the fastes t and best baserunner.
    has the strongest throwing arm.

    Those are some bold statements and in his prime they were true but I don’t know how true they are any longer.

    Cano is a better athlete at this point, Gardner is a faster runner.

  441. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Gardner is the fastest, but Ichiro definitely beats him in the combo of speed AND instincts.

  442. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    puig is insane..

  443. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Puig is a real moron

  444. Doreen June 19th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Right after the announcement that the Yankees signed Tex:

    CB December 23rd, 2008 at 3:25 pm
    If this is true then I’d really like to hear from all of those Yankee fans who say Cashman is a bad GM and not nearly the genius that Theo is to show up and discuss this signing.

    If this is true this will be one of the best negotiations by any team in the history of free agency.

    *******
    Lots of people back then who no longer post here. Most were very happy with the signing. NO ONE thought Tex would decline BA wise in the way he has, though CB pointed out his weaker side. Bret wanted the Yankees to make Montero a 1b and not sign Tex, but he was in the minority.

  445. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Just tuned in thoughts.

    Release Vernon Wells for his misery…..and ours!

    Adams honestly has been a dismal failure to date
    and look like he’s feeling for the ball.

    And who gave that damn 2 year deal to Ichiro!!! ;)

  446. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    ichiro is just as fast to 1B as gardy if not faster

  447. tucker June 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Puig would thrive in the Bronx

  448. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    did i mention best fielder and future hofer

  449. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Wow amazing catch by Ichiro

  450. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Ichiro is alive!

  451. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    puigamania

  452. blake June 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I think Ichiro vs LHP is too much to ignore now….he’s killing them

  453. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I agree that Adams seems to be really pressing.
    If we have a hitting coach that knew anything other than homeruns, maybe he could help him.

  454. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Claiborne is throwing some absolute meatballs

  455. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Mick —

    Absolutely right about letting Wells “hit”. Almonte is considered a so-so fielder. You don’t want his debut to come in the late innings of a close game in a sun field like YS is.

    Let’s hope Almonte gets the start tonight. He, Hafner, Brignac and Romine should all play tonight.

    Ichiro has to play whether he’s tired or not.

  456. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Too bad Ichiro isnt in LF too….

  457. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Yanks lead in slugest; film at 11.

  458. mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    hanley wants to play here but he makes too much money

    shouldda brought in DRob

  459. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I know that Ichiro’s slash line isn’t pretty (especially against rightys) but I feel like he’s going to come through. Never underestimate pride. The guy won’t let himself slump. He’s in the mold of a Rivera and Jeter.

    ——————

    I never had a problem with the signing but my thinking is you need to have 4 solid OF options in a scenario where you sign Ichi for two years. I just think limiting his play (after a ridiculous level of consistency in his career) would keep him fresh. In that case they’d need 2 new OFers for next season though lol, so I’m not holding my breath.

  460. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Puig is a maniac ..

  461. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    “Puig would thrive in the Bronx”

    But could he drive ratings and sell tickets????

  462. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    WHY WHY WHY did you pull Kelly, Joe?? $%#^*#!!!

    Pitching changes for the sake of pitching changes drive me abso-friggin-lutely nuts

  463. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    H-Ram raised his average about 80 points this game

    righties righties righties

  464. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Mick, Ichiro is the best athlete on the roster. That’s athlete not player!

    Gardner is the fastest in terms of pure speed but Ichiro is the smartest and most instinctive.

    Ichiro does have the strongest OF arm but Joba the toad throws harder! ;)

  465. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    we can’t lose to a team that committed 4 errors
    no, we can’t
    we just cant
    and wont
    ummmm, yes we won’t

  466. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Mister mick,
    Ichiro is a better baserunner than Gardner, too.

  467. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I really like Claiborne but you have to question not bringing back Kelley. He looked great that one at bat and in a 4 run game with another tonight, why burn an extra pitcher?

  468. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    mick June 19th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    mick – Of course I do.
    ===============
    what happened shame?

    ——————

    I’m afraid I dunno what you mean.

  469. Doreen June 19th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    In total fairness, there was also this post. A minority view, but, perhaps prescient?

    Pepitone December 23rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    “So while it’s easy to say, “Go get Manny or Tex,” the reality is that a $150 million deal for Mark Teixeira is really a $210 million deal.
    At some point, that’s actual money.” – Pete

    Absolutely right, Pete! Where’s the frugal sanity around the Yankee front office? What happened to the plan to build from within, spending money on player development?

    They still are piss poor defensively in the outfield, infield, and catcher. Their bullpen is getting older, Mariano cannot go on forever. No speed at all on the basepaths.

    What happens if Sabathia and Burnett break down? Burnett especially has a history of arm problems. All that money gone for nothing, just like Pavano.

    Who’s going to pay these ticket prices? WHo can afford to take their family to a game now? Can you imagine how much concessions are going to cost? Hot dog, $10.00, beer, $15.00, and peanuts $8.00 per bag?

    The Yankee front office is absolutely, positively, moronically STUPID!!! This whole thing is going to blow up in their faces and then where will they be? All those contracts they may want to get rid of in the near future and nobody will take them.

    Maybe George learned his lessons about trying to buy a pennant, but his prodigy didn’t.

    Say hello to another 10-15 years of no pennant and no World Series rings.

  470. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    The bullpen hasn’t been pitching good recently. But I guess they were going to go through a bad stretch eventually.

  471. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    He, Hafner, Brignac and Romine should all play tonight.
    =======================
    ‘cept for brainiac and haf, a huggers wet dream. i agree they will play.(maybe not adams as we see nix as his late inning caddy a la Jack Reed)

  472. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    We scored 5 or more = We will win.

  473. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I never had a problem with the signing but my thinking is you need to have 4 solid OF options in a scenario where you sign Ichi for two years. I just think limiting his play (after a ridiculous level of consistency in his career) would keep him fresh. In that case they’d need 2 new OFers for next season though lol, so I’m not holding my breath.
    ———————————————————————————————

    I wasn’t too thrilled with signing him for the second year. I’d love if they got him for 1 and then got him for that 2nd year if he had a good year this year.

  474. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You have a doubleheader it is much better to use FEWER pitchers in game one. Kelly might have been able to finish the game. Instead Claiborne, Robertson and Mo will ALL have to pitch.

  475. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I am really not liking this umpire’s strikezone today. Just awful

  476. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    The Yankee front office is absolutely, positively, moronically STUPID!!! This whole thing is going to blow up in their faces and then where will they be?
    =================
    Randy?

  477. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I miss CB. He still drops in every now and again.

  478. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Robertson walks someone…what a surprise.

  479. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    why burn an extra pitcher?
    ———–

    Because Girardi likes to use as many relief pitchers as he can. Isn’t that obvious? Stupid move. Now the whole back of the bullpen will be used in game 1.

  480. Doreen June 19th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Of course thy on he WS immediately. So…

  481. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Instead Claiborne, Robertson and Mo will ALL have to pitch.
    ================
    Don’t worry Hughes will throw a shutout.
    That or we can bring in the mop up guys.

  482. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Robertson has been a little off lately.

  483. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Robertson please throw strikes. His walks have been ridiculous this year.

  484. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Coney is saying what he would say to his pitchers if he were the coach..

  485. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Tyler – The only reason I still smh at the 2 year deal is because of the budget. If it were a non-issue to the team, it’d be a non-issue to me as well. I just think you can’t let that stop you from upgrading the OF. Generally, we need at least 4 OFers to get through a season.

  486. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    again, Yankees reliever walks a batter with more than 1 run lead.

  487. NYY fan in NH June 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    This bullpen not looking so super lately..

  488. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    What happened?

    When the formula works the mgr. is doing what he’s supposed to do.

    When it doesn’t we ask why!

  489. Doreen June 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Mick, it was pepitone.

  490. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Ichiro is another player they should look to trade to get younger.

  491. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    has he thrown a strike yet?

  492. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Where is Logan?

  493. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    What the hell!? Watching gameday it looks like half the pitches called balls are in the zone. And not just on the corners, solidly in the middle of the strike zone!

  494. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    This is unreal…

  495. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Just what the Yankees need in this game, Joba Chamberlain

  496. Nick in SF June 19th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Yeah, Doreen, I can’t give Pepitone too credit for total prescience when the Yanks won the World Series the next year and went to the ALCS in two of the three seasons after that.

  497. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Cano is a better athlete at this point, Gardner is a faster runner.
    =========================
    How is Cano a better athlete than Ichiro?

  498. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    What the hell!? Watching gameday it looks like half the pitches called balls are in the zone. And not just on the corners, solidly in the middle of the strike zone!
    ____

    Im watching.

    They aren’t.

    Robertson’s pitches are nowhere near the plate.

  499. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    nix :)
    guy’s pretty good…

  500. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Mick, it was pepitone.
    ===========
    Joe?

  501. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    mick – I think we were right. Blow up this team!!!

    :lol:

    Yankees 2 – Tex 0

  502. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Good job to get out of it but his control is a real concerned. I wouldn’t mind of Claiborne got the chance to pitch the 8th inning sometimes. Now no bloops for Mo in the 9th.

  503. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Chris Davis again

  504. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    trish-just tex

  505. Colorado Pinstripes June 19th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Those 2 BBs by DROB means Puig gets another AB……would be nice to avoid Puig, Gonzalez, and Ramirez.

    Should have stayed with Kelley.

  506. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    if Robertson becomes a closer, it will be like valverde. Every save becomes interesting.

  507. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    DRob will not close.

  508. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    “if Robertson becomes a closer, it will be like valverde. Every save becomes interesting.”

    Wetteland

  509. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    They should be grooming Betance to close.

  510. Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Would Robertson shoot arrows after the 9th, or do the jamba dance?

  511. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    joe saving kelly for game 2 going to drob. im good with that.

  512. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    jeter took bp today

  513. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    They should be grooming Betance to close.
    ____

    He seems to be successfully converting to reliever.
    Would be interested in seeing what he can do, but if they dont trust Robertson, they wont trust Betances.

  514. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The only advantage the Yankees have is their money. They should spend as much money as possible, but spend it on the right players. They should have gone after the IFAs when they did not count against the luxury tax. Cespedes, Puig, Darvish, etc.

    They also should have drafted top draft talent that other teams wouldnt draft due to signability, and then sign them for lots of money. Now, they can no longer do that with the $$ allotted to draftees.

  515. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    mick – I heard some of it in the car and got here in time to see DRob pitch. I’m thinking Claiborne’s problem was just one of rust. We know he’s got great stuff. I wondered if the comebacker that hit DRob had something to do with his not finding the plate, but he did manage to get the outs he needed.

    Different feel to the offense without Tex. JMO

  516. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    How is Cano a better athlete than Ichiro?

    Um have you seen him play? He’s the best athlete on the team

  517. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    jeter will be back in boston on 7/19

  518. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    betances could walk the batter to tie the game. If drob is interesting, betances would be edge of the cliff scenario.

  519. Shame Spencer June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Hassey June 19th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Would Robertson shoot arrows after the 9th, or do the jamba dance?

    —————

    I never got the arrows thing. You didn’t kill anything so I’m not impressed. You’re no Randy Johnson.

  520. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    cano is slow

  521. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    They wouldn’t let Betance close without spending a year in the setup role. It’s going to be Robertson.

  522. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Would love to have Jeter back in this lineup ASAP.
    His worst would still be an improvement from the SS position.

  523. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Hope Puig doesn’t get an agreement bat in the 9th

  524. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    may be kelley to close

  525. GregD June 19th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Claiborne was hit like a drum

  526. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Won the World Series and advanced to the ALCS with very little help from Tex.

  527. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I agree Kelley may be looked at.
    Betances should get a shot in the pen next year.
    If he fails, just deal with it then.

  528. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    here we go, the law of averages says that every freaking blooper doesnt fall in. i say 1k and 2 outfield putouts. see ya in the nightcap!

  529. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    “Claiborne was hit like a drum”

    As good as he has been, that is to be expected at some point.

  530. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    “trish-just tex”

    Um, I have to say yes. I love Tex’s defense, but Overbey has proven to be more than worthy at 1st.

    OVERBEY!
    ALL THE WAY!

  531. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I love Tex’s defense, but Overbey has proven to be more than worthy at 1st.

    OVERBEY!
    =============
    did you see his 2 run double in the 2nd?

  532. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    “Claiborne was hit like a drum”

    Greg, I have to agree that this happens to all pitchers at one point or another. Also, rust may have contributed. Preston is just too good to have today’s outing mean anything other than he had an off day.

  533. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    there’s one OF putout.

  534. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    “did you see his 2 run double in the 2nd?”

    :(

    Was at a meeting. Heard about it between appointments.

  535. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    claiborne could get a shot at closer

  536. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    could donnie hit a Mo cutter?

  537. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    My bad I thought he was 4th

  538. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    and there’s the k…

  539. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    monty should have been up by now but he went the hughes and joba way. Not getting in shape in the offseason.

  540. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Is that the Nick Punto? Didn’t he own Mo at one point? (as much as anyone could own Mo, that is)

  541. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap…

  542. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    a little overswing there Puig?

  543. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    ok, ill take 1 OF putout and 2 K’s…

    :)

  544. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you, Dodgers.

  545. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    That looked like the Mo we love.

  546. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I’m sure I going to be pilloried for suggesting this but I think Mo’s concentration is much better at the Stadium, where he doesn’t have to be thinking about his last outing at every stadium in the majors.

  547. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    puig was taking a 2 run hr swing.

  548. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

  549. UnKnown June 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Class was in session there. WOW!!

    MO!!!

    Left Side Baby!

  550. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    YAY!!! Hiroki gets a much-deserved win, finally!

  551. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Puig got schooled.

  552. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    best player wells and belisario.

  553. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    almost 600 posts for a daygame….not bad.

  554. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “Puig got schooled.”

    I wish he went to school in NY full-time.

  555. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Mo is still the man…

  556. Tyler June 19th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Puig is awesome right now and he’s going to be a fantastic player but that was an absolute lesson by Rivera. Greatest of all time.

  557. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Now can we sit our cleanup hitter in the 2nd game. He did a lot of damage in the 1st game and probably tired.

  558. Slanty I June 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Mo’s results of late were solely due to bloop hits.

  559. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Pweeg looked helpless….

  560. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I hope that Overbey gets to bat cleanup tonight. Lord knows he’s earned it.

  561. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    i think it works both ways trisha…
    pujols presented mo with the painting and they showed him looking on in some awe from 3b when mo came in.

    im wondering where pujols head was at by that time.

  562. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    In the many discussions about most of the roster and what they’ve done and not done.

    What would the Yankee record be without the closer?

    Rivera might also give Ichiro some competition for best athlete.

    He is the single most amazing pitcher I’ve ever seen when considering his record, post season and 99% of the time with one pitch

    After thought, had Kuroda been with the Yanks when they had good offense he would have been a steady 18 game winner.

  563. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    trisha —-

    I don’t know how to pillory, but I’m not sure it’s an issue. He hasn’t been hit hard on the road…. just some bad luck with some mediocre defense

    Shame they used so many pitchers… I don’t like asking a guy to pitch twice in the same day, but that would leave only Joba, Logan and Adam Warren.

    Sure looked like the Hanley Ramirez of old swinging the bat. Can we keep him from leaving?

  564. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Kuroda is not hitting his spot by a lot. Needs to fix that Larry.

  565. Doreen June 19th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Just had a really nice walk down memory lane. December 23, 24, 2008.

    Good win. Hanley had himself a day, though.

  566. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    “Mo’s results of late were solely due to bloop hits.”

    Maybe a little rust too? Last game he lost/blew save he was all over the place. He had no control of the ball. I still say his focus is better at the Stadium this year and that he is distracted by his retirement gig. JMO

  567. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Overbay clean up vs Capuano because he such great stats vs LH pitching?

    Sound more like the Flaw of averages! ;)

  568. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Considering we don’t even know who the dodger pitcher is, i assume a righty, joba or logan or warren for long relief should be sufficient.

  569. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    “i think it works both ways trisha…”

    And I definitely agree with that.

  570. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    once again, rumors of the sky falling in on the yankees have been greatly exagerated….

  571. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Gardner 8, Ichiro 9, Cano 4, Hafner DH, Overbay 3, Almonte 7, Brignac 6, Romine 2

  572. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Hughes, Adams, Kelley and a prospect for Hanley and a good pitching prospect plus LA eats some coin?

  573. blake June 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Nice win today. Lets win another. Love the 6 run explosion.

  574. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    “once again, rumors of the sky falling in on the yankees have been greatly exagerated….”

    :D

    Watch it. You’re apt to get the “it’s only been two games” lecture.

  575. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    86, why is Neal not playing vs a LH?

  576. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    86-One more player please…

  577. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Hughes, Adams, Kelley and a prospect for Hanley and a good pitching prospect plus LA eats some coin?
    =============
    how about 2/3 of his salary?

  578. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Well Mo’s ERA is somewhat higher (2.31) on the road than at home (1.35) but his WHIP is more than double (1.886 to 0.900) so Trisha may be on to something.

  579. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    OOPS — i guess Nix @ 3B… ahead of Almonte

    I’m assuming a RHP

  580. Patrick June 19th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Man I love doubleheaders … yesterday we got Harvey and Stewart doubleheader, today 2 Yankee games. Hellllll yeah

  581. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    a 3B like Nix would help in the 2nd game

  582. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    “Nice win today. Lets win another. Love the 6 run explosion.”

    blake, as I insist on never taking the easy way out, ha ha, I am still stuck on the dynamics of the lineup with Tex out of there. Even if the Yanks get 6 runs every game the rest of the season, or until Tex returns anyway, there is obviously no way to unequivocally quantify it. Just a feeling I have about the cohesion of the lineup without him.

  583. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Trisha, just a trifle over exuberance?

    I believe I hear the sound of swishing pom poms! ;)

  584. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    ichiro sez:
    i hope to play 2nd game and will have a rice ball.

  585. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    ichiro sez:
    I like to hit , run, throw and catch.

    this is what makes him a better all around athlete.

  586. blake June 19th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    “Just a feeling I have about the cohesion of the lineup without him.”

    there is that intangible feeling yes…..there is also the tangible one of him not being able to hit RHP and that Lyle is better really about 2/3 of the time.

  587. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Mick —-

    If oyu really want to get the Dodgers’ attention ask what it would take for Han-Ram AND Ethier.

    That would get their ears to perk up… but they need Han-Ram @ 3B and the Yanks are not eating that Ethier contract.

  588. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Mick, how about half?

    Hal makes a statement that “no cost is too great, we’re talking Yankee pride here”!

  589. blake June 19th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Brian Heyman threads are long.

  590. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    “Trisha, just a trifle over exuberance?

    I believe I hear the sound of swishing pom poms! ;)

    Hey! Are you SJ44??? That’s what he always used to say to me. :)

    1. I am defined by my “over exuberance”

    2. My pom poms are always at the ready!

  591. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    86, unless they take Tex!

  592. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    “there is that intangible feeling yes…..there is also the tangible one of him not being able to hit RHP and that Lyle is better really about 2/3 of the time.”

    :lol:

    That too.

  593. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    86 and comn

    they are not sniffing ether or hanley’s money.

  594. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Don’t look now but the Orioles are kicking major league butt!!!

  595. mick June 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    time for B B Q…later dudes and dudettes….fun times

  596. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Trisha, and lest we forget always have an extra cheerleading skirt……………..just in case there’s an accident! ;)

  597. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    If Capuano goes tonight throw out my lineup

    But they need to play Almonte and not Wells… and maybe Hafner. He has actually hit lefties a bit better than righties… which aint saying much (.811 OPS versus .781).

  598. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Mick, are you doubting Ha’s sincerity? ;)

    O’s get another starter they win the division!

    Take that to one of the banks too big to fail!

  599. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    See ya mick! Another graduation tonight so keep those home fires burning in case I don’t get any part of the game. Enjoy your BBQ!!!

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

    Never an accident, comnsnse, because I adjust well and easily. My skies never fall in behind Yankee losses.

    :)

  600. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    That was Hal, but Ha works for me as well!

  601. 86w183 June 19th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    have a good one gang… enjoy the win…. lets get another

    In the immoral words of Gordon Gecko “Greed is Good”

    Freudian typo above!

  602. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Trish, but will you have time to change before the graduation, you know those over hormonally exuberant teens! ;)

  603. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    86, intended? Most excellent!

  604. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    What Tex needs is some self-awareness and maybe a little humility.

    If he wasn’t really wealthy (NTTAWWT), he might be motivated to experiment to find ways to be a better hitter LH, despite the loss of bat speed, in order to keep getting contracts.

    But he doesn’t have to face that, and that enables him to be complacent.

  605. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    comnsnse – I think we’ll leave it at this. I’m good and don’t need help with much. If I ever do, though, I’ll be sure to knock on your door.

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

    “What Tex needs is some self-awareness and maybe a little humility.

    If he wasn’t really wealthy (NTTAWWT), he might be motivated to experiment to find ways to be a better hitter LH, despite the loss of bat speed, in order to keep getting contracts.

    But he doesn’t have to face that, and that enables him to be complacent.”

    Agree with all of that.

  606. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 19th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Later y’all.

  607. Wave Your Hat June 19th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    The Dodgers gave the Yanks that game. Belesario’s play was a truly Bad News Bears moment.

  608. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Rich, might you not apply that analysis to not just sports but most vocations?

  609. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    ichiro said he closed his eyes and swung at that ball he served into LF. what a kidder.

    ichiro never in his life closed his eyes and swung, that was a perfect backhand lob, ‘hit ‘em where they ain’t’ game winning double.

    that guy’s got game…

  610. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Trish, call first ,I’ll give you room number! ;)

  611. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Seeing the replay again if Puig hadn’t slipped a little he would have been safe at 2nd in the first

  612. comnsnse June 19th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    WYH, giving is not losing….buy a poppy! ;)

  613. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Puig is reckless. Not sure which play bothered me more: The throw to 1st from RF or his first attempt to stretch a single into a double or his second attempt where he was safe on 2nd base.
    The kid needs to learn how to slide. He is either going to break a bone or get tagged out at
    2nd for sliding past the bag.
    The kid also needs to learn that he is not the best player on the field and he can’t run wild
    without consequences.
    His throw to 1st was never going to get Neal out. What is the kid thinking?
    I guess Mo shut him up nicely with the called 3rd strike to end the game. Kind of fitting Puig made the last out of the game on a pitch he could never have hit safely.
    Mo the hall of famer strikes out the rookie phenom(who has a lot of learning to do)

  614. Wave Your Hat June 19th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Criticize him all you want, I wish Puig played for us. I’d love to watch him every day.

  615. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    Puig is reckless. Not sure which play bothered me more: The throw to 1st from RF or his first attempt to stretch a single into a double or his second attempt where he was safe on 2nd base.
    The kid needs to learn how to slide. He is either going to break a bone or get tagged out at
    2nd for sliding past the bag.
    The kid also needs to learn that he is not the best player on the field and he can’t run wild
    without consequences.
    His throw to 1st was never going to get Neal out. What is the kid thinking?
    I guess Mo shut him up nicely with the called 3rd strike to end the game. Kind of fitting Puig made the last out of the game on a pitch he could never have hit safely.
    Mo the hall of famer strikes out the rookie phenom(who has a lot of learning to do)
    ======

    It looked pretty close at first. I’ve seen guys get thrown out at 1st on sure singles.

  616. Ys Guy June 19th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    puig’s got a lot to learn, yeah, but for now hes hitting over .400 on an injury wracked team that needs offense and oh, by the way, he’s saved mattingly’s job to this point.

    you can teach him where to throw the ball, much harder to teach that bat…

  617. blake June 19th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    “Criticize him all you want, I wish Puig played for us. I’d love to watch him every day.”

    he can hit so yes…..

  618. Jerkface June 19th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Throwing to first on slow runners/hard hit balls is a normal thing. I believe Adam Dunns been thrown out at first.

    I did it all the time in MLB 2k4.

  619. Jerkface June 19th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    The fact that the play was close means it was a good play by Puig. If Neal loafed even a bit he would have been out.

  620. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I understand what all of you are saying in response to my post.

    I did get an extra ounce or two of satisfaction watching him make the final out
    of the game. Called 3rd strike.

  621. blake June 19th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I would trade any player in the Yankee organization for Puig

  622. Wave Your Hat June 19th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    “I did get an extra ounce or two of satisfaction watching him make the final out
    of the game. Called 3rd strike.”

    Mo had his number. Experience triumphed over youthful exuberance.

  623. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Almonte not in the lineup

  624. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Basically same lineup except Romine in for Stewart

  625. Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Puig is reckless. Not sure which play bothered me more: The throw to 1st from RF or his first attempt to stretch a single into a double or his second attempt where he was safe on 2nd base.
    The kid needs to learn how to slide. He is either going to break a bone or get tagged out at
    2nd for sliding past the bag.
    The kid also needs to learn that he is not the best player on the field and he can’t run wild
    without consequences.
    His throw to 1st was never going to get Neal out. What is the kid thinking?
    I guess Mo shut him up nicely with the called 3rd strike to end the game. Kind of fitting Puig made the last out of the game on a pitch he could never have hit safely.
    Mo the hall of famer strikes out the rookie phenom(who has a lot of learning to do)

    ——–

    Really?

    You mean to tell me you wouldn’t want this kid on your team – rough edges and all?

    The Yanks NEED young talented players like that. He can learn how to play this game.

    Better to invest in talented youngsters with a ton of upside than another year of Kevin Youkilis or Vernon Wells.

  626. blake June 19th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Interesting that the only signing that has paid off for the Dodgers out of all the money they have spent was the risk they took on a young player

  627. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Brett Gardner
    Jayson Nix
    Robinson Cano
    Vernon Wells DH
    Thomas Neal LF
    Ichiro Suzuki
    David Adams
    Lyle Overbay
    Austin Romine

  628. Wave Your Hat June 19th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Unfortunately Puig is not the sort of player the “take no risks” Yanks want.

  629. blake June 19th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Wave Your Hat says:
    June 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    Unfortunately Puig is not the sort of player the “take no risks” Yanks want.

    Yes they like risks on old guys that haven’t been good in 3 years

  630. Jerkface June 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Interesting that the only signing that has paid off for the Dodgers out of all the money they have spent was the risk they took on a young player

    And Ryu!

  631. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Jerkface June 19th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    The fact that the play was close means it was a good play by Puig. If Neal loafed even a bit he would have been out.
    ______________________________________________________________
    Based on the replay, Neal appeared to be hustling as soon as he hit the ball.
    I think Neal recognized the ball was hit very hard and directly at a RF with a reputation for
    having a strong arm.

  632. Wave Your Hat June 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    “Yes they like risks on old guys that haven’t been good in 3 years”

    Yeah, because you don’t have to pay those guys much, except when you do anyway.

  633. Jerkface June 19th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Based on the replay, Neal appeared to be hustling as soon as he hit the ball.
    I think Neal recognized the ball was hit very hard and directly at a RF with a reputation for
    having a strong arm.

    Yes Neal did the right thing, so did Puig.

  634. blake June 19th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Forgot about Ryu

  635. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Puig is reckless. Not sure which play bothered me more: The throw to 1st from RF or his first attempt to stretch a single into a double or his second attempt where he was safe on 2nd base.
    The kid needs to learn how to slide. He is either going to break a bone or get tagged out at
    2nd for sliding past the bag.
    The kid also needs to learn that he is not the best player on the field and he can’t run wild
    without consequences.
    His throw to 1st was never going to get Neal out. What is the kid thinking?
    I guess Mo shut him up nicely with the called 3rd strike to end the game. Kind of fitting Puig made the last out of the game on a pitch he could never have hit safely.
    Mo the hall of famer strikes out the rookie phenom(who has a lot of learning to do)

    ——–

    Really?

    You mean to tell me you wouldn’t want this kid on your team – rough edges and all?

    The Yanks NEED young talented players like that. He can learn how to play this game.

    Better to invest in talented youngsters with a ton of upside than another year of Kevin Youkilis or Vernon Wells.
    ———————————————————————-
    Oh yeah, because the Yankees had a chance to sign Puig and instead opted
    for veterans, DUH!!!

    Puig is exciting, very fast, has a strong arm and is hitting over .400. But 2-3 weeks in the big leagues does not make for a season or a career as a phenom.
    Odd to me how today’s generation of fans love, just go out of their way to predict greatness
    so soon.
    What’s the point?

  636. saucY June 19th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    NYY, Puig Destroyers?

    http://puigdestroyer.bandcamp.com/

  637. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Jerkface June 19th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    Based on the replay, Neal appeared to be hustling as soon as he hit the ball.
    I think Neal recognized the ball was hit very hard and directly at a RF with a reputation for
    having a strong arm.

    Yes Neal did the right thing, so did Puig.
    —————————————————————————————
    Might be time for Mo to send a pitch up and in to send a message to Puig, LOL!!!

  638. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    The point is to invest in high end talent.

  639. Wave Your Hat June 19th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    “Odd to me how today’s generation of fans love, just go out of their way to predict greatness
    so soon.”

    I don’t think anyone’s predicting greatness yet. But Puig has been hitting really well, he hustles, and wouldn’t you rather see him than Vernon Wells?

  640. hardwired7 June 19th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Girardi needs to take a page out of Torre’s playbook: If you bring a guy up, give him a chance to show what he’s got.

    What’s the point of bringing up Almonte if he has no chance of getting on the field? Bring up another arm if you’re afraid to put a position guy in the lineup.

  641. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Isn’t that what people did with Heyward, Trout, and Harper?

  642. igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    No one is expecting Puig to hit .400 the rest of his career. And pitchers are now throwing away from him and he’s hitting what they give him. Which was why his hits have been singles to the right side

  643. Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Oh yeah, because the Yankees had a chance to sign Puig and instead opted
    for veterans, DUH!!!

    Puig is exciting, very fast, has a strong arm and is hitting over .400. But 2-3 weeks in the big leagues does not make for a season or a career as a phenom.

    ———–

    Did this kid run over your dog or something? What’s your deal?

    I don’t care what he’s done since his debut. It’s effing meaningless. What you’re not seeing is the youth, insane talent, and huge upside that teams drool over and build their franchises around.

    Sure, he’s aggressive and rough around the edges a bit. It’s not like this organization doesn’t have enough veterans and coaching to show him the right way to play the game in order to really harness that talent.

    Those are the kinds of players the Yanks need to target in order to build a winning organization over the long term.

    These quick fixes adding more veterans on the downsides of their careers is not a sustainable strategy and its not like we didn’t see this coming.

  644. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Unless Hafner is hurt he should be in there tonight against Capuano who is awful. Girardi has to get over his obsession with this lefty righty crap. Wells DHing tonight is absolutely insane. Hafner has a better chance if he batted blindfolded.

  645. tomingeorgia June 19th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    igotid88 June 19th, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    No one is expecting Puig to hit .400 the rest of his career. And pitchers are now throwing away from him and he’s hitting what they give him. Which was why his hits have been singles to the right side

    ====
    When I saw him hit a high flyball 440′ out of the Chattanooga stadium this spring, I was sold.

  646. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hardwire-
    I am wondering the same about Almonte.
    Put the kid in the game and let him play

  647. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Wait! So Wells is playing in Game 2 also? And Zoilo doesn’t get into either game?
    Well i guess we shouldn’t expect much from Almonte when he gets 3 Abs per week.

    Unreal!

  648. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    @YESNetwork

    #Yankees lineup for Gm 2 vs LAD (6:30p on YES): Gardner 8, Nix 6, Cano 2, Wells 0, Neal 9, Suzuki 7, Adams 5, Overbay 3, Romine 2. P: Hughes

  649. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I dont know what makes me more mad.
    The fact that Wells is AGAIN the cleanup hitter or that Almonte didn’t start either game….

  650. Against All Odds June 19th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Odd to me how today’s generation of fans love, just go out of their way to predict greatness
    so soon.
    What’s the point?

    —————————-

    Every generation does that. You can find tons of articles of guys yrs ago that started off hot and everyone predicted was the next big thing.

  651. ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Newsflash Joe

    Wells can’t hit lefties any better than he doesn’t hit RHP.

    If i were LA, I would IBB Cano every time be bats tonight if there is less than 2 runners on base.

  652. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    wells was not even running hard out of the box on that belisario blunder. Only girardi would play a player who had a horrible (kindly put) 1st game.

  653. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Girardi is very stubborn. It seems like once he makes a decision that a player can’t do something nothing can change his mind. Most of the time he won’t even give them a chance.

    Just like Hafner can’t play against lefties and Adams can only face righties. Adams hasn’t been hitting so who it doesn’t really matter, but he never gives guys a chance. Why can’t Almonte get a chance since they need someone to replace Wells?!

  654. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:27 pm
    Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Oh yeah, because the Yankees had a chance to sign Puig and instead opted
    for veterans, DUH!!!

    Puig is exciting, very fast, has a strong arm and is hitting over .400. But 2-3 weeks in the big leagues does not make for a season or a career as a phenom.

    ———–

    Did this kid run over your dog or something? What’s your deal?

    I don’t care what he’s done since his debut. It’s effing meaningless. What you’re not seeing is the youth, insane talent, and huge upside that teams drool over and build their franchises around.

    Sure, he’s aggressive and rough around the edges a bit. It’s not like this organization doesn’t have enough veterans and coaching to show him the right way to play the game in order to really harness that talent.

    Those are the kinds of players the Yanks need to target in order to build a winning organization over the long term.

    These quick fixes adding more veterans on the downsides of their careers is not a sustainable strategy and its not like we didn’t see this coming.
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    Not every player can be a phenom like Puig.
    not every young talent that defects from Cuba can play for the Yankees.
    That’s all I’m saying.

    You just know the 3 broadcasters in the ESPN booth are going to have a major b**ner
    for Puig tonight.

  655. Against All Odds June 19th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    These quick fixes adding more veterans on the downsides of their careers is not a sustainable strategy and its not like we didn’t see this coming.

    ———————–

    What about the the argument of all these vet signings are being done in order to develop the young guys properly and not throw them directly into the fire. I’ve heard that line from different ppl.

  656. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    The wells at bat on the bases loaded was so awful. He swung at outside pitches that was way low, away or both. He was swinging and praying at the same time that he makes contact.

  657. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    ac1 June 19th, 2013 at 5:34 pm
    I dont know what makes me more mad.
    The fact that Wells is AGAIN the cleanup hitter or that Almonte didn’t start either game….
    ——————————————————————————————-
    Is Capuano a lefty starter? If yes, then that must be the reason why Wells is
    playing on both games.
    Not justifying Wells playing both games, just wondering if the Yankees don’t want
    Almonte to hit from the right side?

    Again, I know I am reaching but there must be a good explanation.
    Is Almonte not 100%??

  658. Warning Track Power June 19th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    The wells at bat on the bases loaded was so awful. He swung at outside pitches that was way low, away or both. He was swinging and praying at the same time that he makes contact.
    ———————————————————————–
    Tell me about it. Appeared that Wells had no clue where the pitch was going, but he still
    swung the bat.
    No chance that pitch was a ball coming out of the pitcher’s hand. Wells right now is clueless
    at the plate and does not appear to be on the verge of a hitting streak either.

  659. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Girardi likes to believe that the april production of wells is the right criteria than the after april production. It is justifiable if not for the last 2 yrs of wells performing like the after april.

  660. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I know that Girardi wants to give Wells every chance but this is insane. The worst thing is after the game he said he is in a slump and I know he will come out of it. Girardi and Cashman have to admit that this isn’t a slump and he is done. If he was only signed for this year I am sure he should have been released already. It’s almost like he can’t recognize or even see the spin out of the pitchers hand.

  661. Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    The bottom line is that the Yanks need to covet and invest in young high end talent no matter if its through trades, free agency (MLB or International) or the draft.

    Since they haven’t been too successful in recent years developing their own through the draft they have to find other ways to acquire that kind of talent.

    And since young high end talents are being locked up long term before they hit free agency, the Yanks are running out of other ways to acquire such talent.

    Gone are the days of buying some other team’s best young player so internationally is their next option.

    Not all of these kids are going to pan out because this is a tough game. Puig may fall on his face in a month and never live up to his talent. But that shouldn’t stop a team with the deep pockets the Yanks have from taking some risks and investing in such talent.

  662. fantasygame101 June 19th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Wells is pressing right now. The other teams knows it and they are allowing him to get himself out.

  663. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Almonte is a far better left handed hitter. Yet, do we really have to see Wells some more today?

    Puig is young and will make mistakes. He will have his ups and down, I’m sure. But, my goodness, he has incredible abilities. He is a guy the fans would flock to see. As said before, risk money on potential very high end talent. The Yankees, under Hal, have become buttoned up conservatives in their business operations. They see vets as less a risk. That may be past tense. At least, I hope they learn.

  664. Captain Clutch June 19th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    The ridiculous Igawa deal scared the organization away from all international players. I would love to know what scout told them that Igawa and his belt high fastball was worth $50m? It really stinks because they could have added Darvish and Cespedes, Puig or Soler but that Igawa deal changed everything and cost them a lot of talent.

  665. Against All Odds June 19th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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    This.

  666. Giuseppe Franco June 19th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Against All Odds June 19th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    These quick fixes adding more veterans on the downsides of their careers is not a sustainable strategy and its not like we didn’t see this coming.

    ———————–

    What about the the argument of all these vet signings are being done in order to develop the young guys properly and not throw them directly into the fire. I’ve heard that line from different ppl.

    ——–

    That’s a bunch of baloney. They haven’t shown the patience to develop the young guys.

    I think the truth of the matter is that they aren’t going to trust playing the youngsters while they believe they are in the playoff hunt (which, of course, they still are since nobody is running away with this division) or they have to due to injuries.

  667. austinmac June 19th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Girardi is seeing if someone upstairs will notice when Wells accomplishes the rare sub .100 month for a regular. It is an plea to send him a hitter.

  668. jacksquat June 19th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I’m pretty sure Zoilo is up to hit against rhp in place of Wells.

  669. blake June 19th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Wells or Francisco

  670. Rich in NJ June 19th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    “Girardi is seeing if someone upstairs will notice when Wells accomplishes the rare sub .100 month for a regular. It is an plea to send him a hitter.”

    I wonder if he made that plea in the offseason.

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