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Game 74: Yankees vs. Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 22, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (40-33)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Jayson Nix SS
David Adams 3B
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia (7-5, 3.93)
Sabathia vs. Rays

RAYS (38-36)
Desmond Jennings CF
Sean Rodriguez LF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Evan Longoria 3B
Wil Myers DH
Yunel Escobar SS
James Loney 1B
Jose Lobaton C
Sam Fuld RF

RHP Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00)
Colome has never faced any of the Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Bright and sunny here in the Bronx.

UMPIRES: HP Hunter Wendelstedt, 1B Alan Porter, 2B Mike Estabrook, 3B Greg Gibson

THE ALMONTY ONE: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Zoilo Almonte became the second Major Leaguer in the past five seasons to collected at least three hits and a home run in his first start in the big leagues (also Toronto’s J.P. Arencibia, who had four hits and two homers in 2010. Almonte became the first Yankee to collect at least three hits, including a home run, in his first Major League start since Oscar Azocar in 1990.

HOME COOKING: With last night’s win, the Yankees snapped their season-high-tying two-game home losing streak. They are one of only two AL teams (also Detroit) yet to drop more than two in a row at home. The Yankees haven’t lost three straight at Yankee Stadium since four in-a-row from July 28-31, 2012.

FRESH FACE: This is the second major league start for Alex Colome. He had a 3.07 ERA with Triple-A Durham.

UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.: Two on with one out, Hafner goes down looking and Overbay flies to left. We officially have our first missed opportunity of the game.

UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Longoria’s 17th homer of the year has the rays in front, 1-0 in the second.

UPDATE, 1:42 p.m.: Well, Adams just worked a walk, but Stewart followed with a double play and that’s the end of the second inning. Yankees have had two on in each of the first two innings, but they’ve had nothing to show for it.

UPDATE, 1:58 p.m.: Travis Hafner just reached on an infield single. I’m sure this is somehow related to the awesome power of Zoilo.

UPDATE, 2:05 p.m.: Two-out, two-run single by Almonte. For two days, anyway, this kid has been tremendous. He has the Yankees in front, 2-1.

UPDATE, 2:38 p.m.: Bad throw by Loney. Good look by Cano to notice no one covering third base. Runners at the corners with one out for the guy hitting in front of Zoilo.

UPDATE, 2:56 p.m.: Almonte takes a bases-loaded walk — he has the RBI on all three Yankees runs today — but both Nix and Adams went down swinging against left-handed reliever Alex Torres. He was throwing a lot of changeups instead of breaking balls, which is something lefties often use to go after right-handers. It worked, but the Yankees have taken a 3-1 lead.

UPDATE, 3:08 p.m.: One pitch away from escaping a bases-loaded jam, Sabathia instead gave up Wil Myers’ first career home run. Off the bat, I honestly didn’t think it would go beyond the warning track, but Brett Gardner just missed a leaping catch at the wall and the grand slam put the Rays in front, 5-3.

UPDATE, 3:40 p.m.: Big double by Overbay, now a walk by Almonte and the Yankees — yet again — have the bases loaded. Nix and Adams have a chance at redemption here.

UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.: Until just a few innings ago, David Adams had never walked in a big league game. Now he’s walked with the bases loaded to pull the Yankees within a run. Here’s Wells to pinch hit for Stewart.

UPDATE, 3;54 p.m.: Gutsy call by Girardi pays off in a big way. Wells pinch hits and comes up with a bases-clearing, three-run double off hard-throwing Jake McGee.

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374 Responses to “Game 74: Yankees vs. Rays”

  1. Giuseppe Franco June 22nd, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) June 22nd, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    GF

    My chiquita is a yoga instructor and she says more athletes should be doing it every freakin chance she gets. And every time she hears me talking about another Yankee injury or muscle pull she says it twice. I’m sure thre is some truth to it.

    ———-

    You’ll get no argument from me on that.

    However, we don’t know what kind of routine these guys have when the camera isn’t on them. Many of them may already do yoga regularly for all we know.

    That said, I do think we tend to dismiss or underestimate the insane amount of stress and wear and tear these guys put on their bodies day in and day out just playing 162 games a year in every kind of weather and conditions. They may be outstanding athletes but they are not robots.

    And since the Yanks are an older team, they are going to be more vulnerable to injuries by nature.

  2. 4 NYY June 22nd, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Players today (mostly) have little body fat to protect muscle. They’re bulked up ( I think we know how ) unlike players back 30-40 yrs. ago. I heard Vin Scully just a couple days ago say that in 1947 he couldn’t recall one Dodger going on the DL. Don Drysdale said the same thing when he was announcing for the Angels.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    GO YANKS!!! GO CC!!! GO ZOLIO!!! GO TIGRES!!!

    I think that about covers it.

    :)

    Today is the second day of the beginning of the Yankees season…

  4. Hassey June 22nd, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Had has been so frigid for so long, he’s now a wool mammoth instead of a hairy monster

    How did a guy who’s now so cold hit so many hrs so quickly?

  5. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I can’t believe that they continue to pitch to Longoria considering how bad the Rays lineup is. Throw him some off speed crap and see if he swings but no fastball meatballs.

  6. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Hafner is almost in Vernon’s territory…..
    ————–

    @eboland11

    Hafner now 7 for his last 65

  7. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hafner is the next that needs to go. Wells at least can be a 4th outfielder. If our dh can’t h, he is useless.

  8. Melkmanisinhotlanta June 22nd, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    She’s fun and outrageous that’s my little Tricialicious she’s perspicacious!!!!!!!!

    Go Zoilo!

  9. Hassey June 22nd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    New slogan on shirts outside YS
    ZO KNOWS!!!

  10. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hafner hasn’t been the same since the shoulder injury

  11. jacksquat June 22nd, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hooray, Adams walked.

  12. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Senior Franco…..My playing days was all about isometric conditioning and training…. Light weights to close……My offseasons were spent at either a Jack LaLanne or a Vic Tanney’s for swimming and to bs my way through some offseason exercise routine which was nothing…. Today after double digit surgeries I must do 2 classes a week of Pilates Fushion as part of my physical rehab program. Running in water is also a must…… Just as cars are over engineered so are ballplayers and athletes in general

  13. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I am taking a break from painting to note Adams’ first BB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Stew… :(

    Back to painting.

  15. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Typical Yanks. Wasting early scoring opportunities.

  16. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Hafner hasn’t been the same since 2008

  17. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Put up a crooked number, PLEASE!!!!!!

  18. RhapsodyInBlue June 22nd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love Tampa’s hats, looks like bird splat on the front.

  19. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    When Yankees don’t come through early with runners in scoring postion, usually that’s a sign that’s game.

  20. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Gotta steal here

  21. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Hafner up.
    Sigh

  22. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Pronx dribbler works out fine.

  23. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    This is your moment, Z.

  24. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    The mark of Zoilo

  25. yankeefeminista June 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Zooooooooooiloooooooo!

  26. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    *pumps fist like MJ*

  27. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    2 is crooked.

  28. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Attaboy Z

  29. Bo knows June 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I never knew Hughes could hear Pete screaming. Must’ve been pretty loud.
    ———————–
    Bring on your thunderbolts. I laugh – ha ha. I pass wind in your general direction.

    I’m grounded.

  30. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Zoological! Where’ve you been?

  31. I Am Winning June 22nd, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    So basically Zoilo has been carrying the offense? Ask 99% of Yankee fans who this kid is, and they still don’t know.

  32. Melkmanisinhotlanta June 22nd, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Zoilo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zippity Do Dah zippity Zoilo!

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    We may have our LF!!!! Only question – what happens to Gardy when Granderson comes back? So there could be a problem for this year. But for next year, we could have Almonte in left and Gardy in center.

    Yikes. Would they let Grandy go?

  34. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Didn’t Almonte get busted for being an overage little leaguer……….

  35. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Almonte did more in 4 at bats than Wells in did in his last 100 at bats

  36. austinmac June 22nd, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Granderson will not be back next year, IMO. He will be the first budget victim.

  37. Melkmanisinhotlanta June 22nd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Cano will have to take a hometown discount if he wants to stay.

  38. austinmac June 22nd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    My son played against Danny Almonte in junior college. He was an outfielder then.

  39. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    That’s CC
    Big shutdown inning after Yankees get a huge hit with RISP

  40. Melkmanisinhotlanta June 22nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Is there anywhere online to get free streaming NYY games? Too cheap to buy the MLB bb package.

  41. Bo knows June 22nd, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    How was Almonte’s route on that double?

  42. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I see Wang is pitching well for Toronto. 1st start was 7 innings no runs & today he hasn’t allowed a run thru 4 innings.

  43. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    And to think if Wells had gotten a hit on Thursday. Zoilo would still be on the bench

  44. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    I see Wang is pitching well for Toronto. 1st start was 7 innings no runs & today he hasn’t allowed a run thru 4 innings.
    ——-

    He gave up 5 runs on 10 hits with 3 bb

  45. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Unless you meant his 2nd start

  46. BD (Boston Dave) June 22nd, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    World War Z-oilo

    this Yankee team is a little offense away from being a legit contender….

    I know the Yanks should look to add a bat at the deadline and probably won’t (because of Jeter, Tex, Alex, Grandy, Cervelli, etc) but they may not need it. Obviously it’s about mitigating risk and there is plenty of risk… but if a few of those guys come back and play to their averages, this team is pretty darn good.

  47. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Sterling had a decent home call for Almonte: “we’ll, you know what the Rays are saying. Drats! Zoiled again.”

  48. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    LOL! I see this is his 3rd game back.
    1st game 7-1/3 innings 5 Runs
    2nd game 7 innings 0 Runs
    3rd game (today) 4-1/3 innings 1 run so far. (Just gave up a run)

  49. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    BD ( Boston Dave ). Keep hearing that ( hard to understand in some ways ) The Yanks are still eyeing Cliff Lee to back up Sabathia and front Kuroda. They’ll move Hughes if that’s the case ( SF Giants )

  50. Hankflorida June 22nd, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Wells got 10 home runs and won some games for the Yankees as the season began, and then reality sets in, as he bottomed out to his production numbers of the last few years. Look at Almonte’s numbers in the minor leagues and hope that he approaches the numbers that another switch hitter, Roy White, did with his tenure with the Yankees. The outfield today is not a home run hitting trio, and that is why the Yankees need Granderson.

  51. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I know the Yankees don’t do player extensions, but I’m thinking about Gardner being a FA in 2 years.
    This offseason would be a good time.
    What do you think Gardner would get if he was a FA after this year?

  52. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Two talks for Robbie :)

  53. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Robbie with the savvy baserunning! Love it.

  54. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Good baserunning by Cano. Good things happen when you pay attention.

  55. Bo knows June 22nd, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Just as cars are over engineered so are ballplayers and athletes in general
    ———–
    Well said.

  56. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Z is lurking.

  57. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Nice take

  58. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Nice at bat by Z

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Good eye Mr. Z!!!!

  60. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Zoilo with the eye, too. Get one to hit, or take a walk and another RBI.

  61. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Great at-bat. Stupid gesture from Colume… do you WANT to fail?

  62. Bo knows June 22nd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Zoiled again.

    I like it.

  63. I Am Winning June 22nd, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I thought that was a strike until the replace showed it was in opposite batters box. The catcher just frame it in the zone. Great job by Zoilo.

  64. I Am Winning June 22nd, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    The numbers of this reliever are eye popping. Unbelievable numbers.

  65. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    jeezus christ – the offense sux so much asssssss

  66. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Adams is on borrowed time. He was about to be sent down day before the Youk thing

  67. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    adams really looks lost at the plate

  68. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Pitching rules:: If you got it you’re in almost every game. Rays have it……..

  69. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, dude was lights outs , take no prisoners approach to pitching

  70. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Man..the difference between AAA and the Bigs as far as hitting off majors pitching is Huge.
    Welcome to the Big Leagues David Adams.

  71. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Too much to hope for a laugher. Long time since we had one of them.

  72. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Does anyone know when Musty comes off the DL?

  73. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    and cc walks the #9 hitter batting .178

  74. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    and here we go…

  75. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Rich in NJ:::
    How do you feel now about Adams AB’s now. Lost in space?

  76. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    f’ing awesome

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    GO CC!!! DIG DEEP.

  78. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    or is that pathetic?

  79. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I hate to see the bases loaded with this team because the advantage is with the pitcher. Pathetic.

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    And Joe, please pull him if he’s really struggling. Don’t shove him out for 8 “just because”!

  81. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I would walk Longo here

  82. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Uno mas!!!

  83. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Walk Longo, good choice!!!

  84. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    walk longo and get myers

  85. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    C’mon. Let them fail too.

  86. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Good walk. Now go get the rook

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Absolutely the right move, no matter what.

  88. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    No margin for error now though.

  89. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Damn it damn it damn it

  90. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    He almost had it

  91. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Well that’s game

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    That didn’t just happen…

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    That was out anyway.

  94. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    And we suck again

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Okay, so Yankees have to get the runs back.

  96. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    good job cc – way to dig deep… or was that let him go deep on you… ?

  97. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    you know with this team, game over

  98. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Maybe vets can look at zoilo and myers to see what to do when bases are loaded

  99. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Stupid pitch by CC.

  100. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    All starts with the leadoff walk to the 9 batter
    That’s on you CC

  101. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Wow, that hurts … Does it get out if Gardner does not deflect it?

  102. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Of course it did…because good teams drive RISP in. Bad teams leave them stranded.

  103. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    That was an unfortunate set of circumstances.

    But if we still have Z, we still have hope.

  104. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    with the sucktastic offense of this team – might as well be 20 runs.

  105. RS June 22nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Absolutely dumb to give the kid a fastball to hit on a 1-2 pitch.

  106. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    That ball was hit maybe 350 feet, maybe, and this is right center field we’re talking about…..Joke

  107. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    “you know with this team, game over”

    I don’t think you can say that (even though you just did, ha ha). This team, as presently constituted, is showing the ability to score runs.

    It’s only the 6th inning.

    That was bad luck for CC. He was one strike away.

  108. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    And with Nova going tomorrow 1-3 vs TB at home, 2-4 homestand

  109. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    guess we can move the title of team ace to kuroda…

  110. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    this team – presently constituted – sucks a$$.

  111. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    tucker, it really looks like that was going over anyway.

  112. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    That was terrible pitching calling from Stewart especially with a younger hitter at the plate. You have to go off speed with 2 strikes. CC’s fastball isn’t going to overpower anyone and his fastball has such little life right now.

  113. RS June 22nd, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    However, that is an out in basically every ballpark which shows how much YS can hurt a pitcher’s ERA

  114. Ace June 22nd, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Another great performance by CC. Way to shut the Rays down n help the AWFUL lineup

  115. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Baseball is a fickle game.. Sometimes it looks like you have control and then something happens to burst your hopes and your Balloons…

  116. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Bad luck? How about bad pitching? Nothing lucky about walking the #9 guy and then leaving a hittable fastball with the bases loaded.

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    “this team – presently constituted – sucks a$$.”

    Now now. This team as presently constituted won last night and scored 6 runs in the process. Don’t be so quick to despair!

  118. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    good job stewart – way to start the inning.

  119. Ace June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Reality is that this team at best is 81 wins. Lineup is just disastrous.

  120. jlyanks85 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    With this offense, this pitching staff needs to hold every lead it gets. Cc a veteran pitcher cannot let a rookie beat you in that spot. It’s excusable.

    Cc knows we probably won’t come back now with this offense. This game is on him

  121. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    This team isn’t built to win when the SP concedes five runs. It’s not all on CC though…he should have been pitching with a four-run lead.

  122. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    If they lose this game it’s on the offense more than CC. Bases loaded and they can’t even score a run. It’s like a miracle when they actually score a run.

    CC is like Hughes now. Most of the time he is bad and once in awhile he has a good start. With the lineup being so bad he needed to step up an he has been awful this year.

  123. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    trish, this team with a lefty heavy lineup against the rays pen is most likely not coming back…they had their chances all game to break it open and the lineup is just plain bad…

  124. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    Okay, so Yankees have to get the runs back.

    —————-

    Hopefully they can do it.

  125. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Wang era at 2.61
    I guess he still isn’t ML ready

  126. Ace June 22nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    If Trisha can’t admit that the lineup sucks she needs help.

  127. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    adams was hot when he first came up. Now he’s a black hole along with Wells, Nix, Stewart, and the other half of the lineup.

  128. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Just put CC’s contract up there with Arod’s and Tex’s as reasons they won’t finish above .500 for the next 4 years.

  129. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    most parks that’s a regular flyball

  130. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    And here comes the shovels for CC right on cue.

  131. implosion June 22nd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    If any of you ever call CC an Ace again I will send you to a shrink. He is average at best. Just because he is large and makes a ton of money and once was an ace is not enough. He is an out of shape blimp who gives away the lead in almost every game. We counted on him in the last game of the playoffs last year and how did that work out. He is gutless except for his gut that hangs over his belt.

  132. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    He’s earned every single shovel – and he continues to do so.

  133. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    “If Trisha can’t admit that the lineup sucks she needs help.”

    A lineup that can score 6 runs hardly sucks.

  134. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Most High School fields that’s a fly out……

  135. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    This lineup is absolutely brutal. Now they will probably only have 1 more base runner the rest of the game. If it wasn’t for the kid they wouldn’t have any runs. If the Rays can score runs with the garbage that they throw out there then the Yanks should be able to also.

  136. implosion June 22nd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Shovels are needed when its time to bury someone. I think CC has earned the shovels. The only thing is we need an extra large grave to bury his lard ass in. He is an out of shape terd.

  137. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Cc walked the 9 hitter on 4 pitches. Thats where it went wrong.

  138. Ys Guy June 22nd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    362′ and about 2″ to that point in the ‘power’ alley.

  139. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Tough…Lets not bury this game in the right column…

  140. implosion June 22nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Fatso has an ERA over 4 and given up 15 home runs. Some Ace

  141. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    And I thought CC was going to pitch well when the weather warmed up. Guess 83 isn’t warm enough.

  142. jlyanks85 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    How come the rays come right back being down 2, yet the yanks just roll over and act like the game is over.

    Every time I get some hope that maybe this team can contend, you see games like this and it changes your mind.

    The rays aren’t even that good this year, with price Hurt and no shield and Rodney sucking.

  143. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    When you have your ace going at home against a rookie pitcher, you should expect to win. Plain and simple. The way this team is playing right now, they’re going to finish last in the AL East.

  144. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    3 runs at home against a weak hitting TB team with a 26 mil per year pitching.
    We should win.
    LOL

  145. NYY fan in NH June 22nd, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Wow CC has regressed so much during the last year..

  146. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    It’s going to be a continuing adjustment for CC learning to pitch with this velocity. He’s going to be fine overall but there will be some bumps. I’m more upset about the Yanks not getting more runs. I think Adams will be good eventually but that was a huge missed opportunity. Stewie’s average isn’t horrible but 3 extra base hits all year. Far from an impact.

  147. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Has CC/Girardi ever walked a guy and then CC actually got the next batter out? It seems like they always hit a homerun.

  148. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Adams can play 3rd, now if he can remember how to hit. As for me, I’d like to see CC put on 20 or so pounds, get his fastball back.

  149. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I’d like to see CC be the player to be named later in the Lillibridge deal.

  150. Dumper Pumper Jr June 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    TB bullpen will shut the rest of this game down.
    See you tomorrow

  151. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    What a ridiculous assertion – that somehow CC isn’t fat enough to pitch well. I’ve heard everything now.

  152. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    C’mon, Yanks. Send all these roaches back to the basement.

  153. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    All we are saying is give Z a chance …

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Look, the guy was one strike away from getting out of the inning. I’ve seen every Yankee pitcher walk the number 9 guy at one time or another. In fact probably every pitcher has had it happen at one point or another. I guess Verlander sucks too. His peripherals are worse than CC’s, and he’s not in a very challenging division.

    Here are his ER for the last 10 outings before today, most recent first. (2, 6, 4, 1, 7, 4, 2, 1, 2, 3). Seems a lot better than average to me.

  155. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Nice patience by Cano… best he’s looked in a while. He looks like he’s coming around which is huge.

  156. implosion June 22nd, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I am blown away by the total lack of energy at the Stadium. It is horrible. Like a wake.

  157. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Michael Kay can’t figure out what’s happening to Hafner. Maybe he should open his eyes.

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “3 runs at home against a weak hitting TB team with a 26 mil per year pitching.”

    Allow me to correct your misperception about the weak hitting TB team. They are 6th in the AL in AVG and 4th in the AL in runs scored.

  159. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    The Rays have CC figured out this year … This will be what, the third time the Rays have hit CC hard?

  160. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    That’s because the offense sucks, you know.

  161. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Not likin’ that 180 showboat spin outta Cano on the pivot of the DP.

  162. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    All set up for Generation Z.

  163. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Does anyone have any confidence we’ll get these two runners home?

  164. Hankflorida June 22nd, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    In the previous years as the summer came, the Yankee pitching faltered but the offense and home runs made up for it. This does not bode well for staying out of the cellar now that Toronto is surging.

  165. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Tyler,
    Agreed, a couple of walks, a drive to left and a good baserunning play. I hope he’s back.

  166. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    “Does anyone have any confidence we’ll get these two runners home?”

    Apparently not you!

    :)

  167. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Not if they walk Almonte!

  168. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Paul O’Neill has no sense of the situation as a broadcaster

  169. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Lotta pressure taken off the rookie with the DP Not being in order. Run on an out also eases the pressure.

  170. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    More ignorant filth comming from DONNYBROOK.

  171. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    c’mon prove me wrong yanks!

  172. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Respect the Z.

  173. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Wow, Almonte is an OBP machine

  174. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It seems like the pitcher pitched around Cano and Zoilo

  175. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    do we have faith in nix and/or adams to drive in a few runs?

  176. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    O’Neill jumps on a plane, flies in from Ohio, and just walks into the stadium. No prep, nothin’.

  177. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Wow 3-0 curveball…. not giving into Almonte at all. That’s awesome to see. And I’m just going to pretend that has nothing to do with not respecting Nix and all to do with fearing Z

  178. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    That’s a smart move by both Peralta and Madden.

    But please, please, please, just for once can we let a bases-loaded walk come back to haunt our opponents?

  179. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    And our only pinch hitters are……Romine, Gonzalez, and Wells. Craptastic.

    Hopefully Nix stays out of the DP

  180. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    It would be nice to see Nix be patient here. He has been swinging at the 1st pitch too often.

  181. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I see that Katoh has 2 homers in 2 games now. Very nice.

  182. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    How about a squeeze play?

  183. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Madden is just like LaRussa. They get a wild hair up their ying-yang and they are liable to do anything.

  184. Against All Odds June 22nd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    Nice patience by Cano… best he’s looked in a while. He looks like he’s coming around which is huge.

    —————–

    He’s finally taking what the pitcher is giving him.

  185. implosion June 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Still sooooo quiet in the Bronx

  186. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I would guess your calling for a Suicide with the force at home?

  187. deltajoe June 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I see a dp coming

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    COME ON NIX!!!

  189. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Irrelevant now, Donnybrook

  190. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve Never understood how a fan at a game can sit in silence.

  191. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Useless midget. 0-8 with bases loaded.

  192. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Nix really sucks.

  193. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    fail

  194. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    The old game of inches.

  195. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    What a surprise. Why is it always so hard for this team to hit a fly ball in these spots?

  196. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    same shat – different inning.

  197. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Nix is well-named.

  198. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    When is Nunez coming back?

  199. implosion June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    And the crowd goes wild

  200. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Jeter’s in the park right? He could do better on 1 leg than Nix. Decent backup player who is good for 1 AB out of 4. Just overexposed when he plays everyday.

  201. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    how sad is yankee life when you yearn for the return of Nunez…

  202. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Really crazy that Nix can Not even put the ball in play. K = 0 Chance

  203. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Gettin ready to leave 3 more on……

  204. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    That was a strike. Adams gets a second life.

  205. Hankflorida June 22nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Second time Nix stroke out with bags loaded. Now we know why he was never a starter but a sub.

  206. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Adams has a good eye. I thought he got lucky there.

  207. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Come on dave… Gonna have one to hit

  208. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You can really hear that catcher’s mitt Pop

  209. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    That works

  210. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Just to get one run feels like a moral victory there.

  211. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Nice AB Adams! There’s 1 back.

  212. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Vernon Wells LOL

  213. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Sending wells up? Ugh

  214. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Vernon Wells? WTF? Guess Joe thinks he’s due.

  215. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Oh no. Wells – worse even than Stewie.

  216. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Three pitches outside three swing misses

  217. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    C’mon Vern, just a little single..

  218. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I guess Wells is better than Stewart but that doesn’t say much

  219. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I would of taken my chances with Stewart. 2 outs, your asking Wells for a hit, or another walk.

  220. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    wells – are you f’in kidding me? stick the stupid batboy in there. wells sux.

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Come on Vernon. Make these guys eat their words!!!

  222. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    He is overmatched

  223. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Awful swing there.

  224. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    this doesn’t look good for wells

  225. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Leaves the meatball, swings at the one outside of the zone.

  226. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I think Stew is better right now.

  227. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    jeezus wells – stop sucking.

  228. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Change outside….. Dont know why you ever come inside

  229. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    How ’bout a check swing blooper. How ’bout some butcher boy. A little pepper. Gimme something, Vern!

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Stew might be better right now but it doesn’t mean that Wells can’t connect.

  231. igotid88 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    finally Wells

  232. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Holy crappppppppp

  233. RS June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    wow!

  234. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    OH MY GOD

  235. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Vern!

  236. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Vernon. I never lost faith in you :)

  237. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    Now you can all kiss my ring.

    :D

  238. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    WOW…stupid, stupid fan

  239. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Holy crap. I can’t believe my eyes.

    Guess it’s back to the pine for Zoilo.

  240. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT The Bronx is Vernon!

  241. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Groundrule double. BULL.

  242. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Anything can happen in any given AB; Girardi will think it means more than that

  243. sunny615 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    what are they arguing about?

  244. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    bruceb – that answers your question about the two runs.

    :)

  245. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Let me guess now Wells will play everyday lol

  246. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    trish,
    He did!

  247. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Sadly, it was.

  248. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    “Anything can happen in any given AB; Girardi will think it means more than that”

    Doubtful.

  249. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Anything can happen in any given AB; Girardi will think it means more than that
    ———–

    Yep because he is a veteran

  250. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Anything can happen in any given AB; Girardi will think it means more than that
    —————————————————————-

    It’s so sad that I’m actually worried about this. Wells needs a lot of time off. Maybe he won’t be a bad pinch hitter… who knows. But the guy should be nowhere near the field everyday.

  251. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    tom – the faith of a mustard seed…

    :D

  252. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    That ball would have bounced into the stands anyway. Wells looked more than happy to go back to 2B. Girardi hit the right button.

  253. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Even a blind squirrel, Trisha. As I said…law of averages. Delighted to be proven wrong.

  254. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    “Yep because he is a veteran”

    Yeah. At least the umps got that right.

  255. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Sometimes a little competition for your job is what you need to get going…..

  256. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thats a bad call…… But we need it.
    Dont read more into wells ab, but with the race to the bottom with him and hafner he may get dh time.

  257. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Madden let the Yanks back in this game. Torres was dealing, then he brings in Peralta to face the Yanks’ predominately lefty lineup … Bad managing move.

  258. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Dumbass fan who can’t catch a ball with his glove probably means an extra run there.

  259. Boston Jim June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Shut up lohud

  260. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Fans really can be idiots. You can’t interject yourself into the game.

  261. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Wells can play against some lefties but he should never be in the lineup against righties.

  262. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    When is the last time we had 7?

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    So let me see if I have this right. This lineup, as presently constituted, sucks.

    6 runs yesterday, 7 runs so far today.

    o-KAY!!!

    :)

  264. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Nothing like losing your job to wake you up.

  265. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    NO way that fan should get kicked out. That ball was headed into the stands. That was close to self defense on the part of the fan

  266. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I would go to the bullpen for the 8th. No way am I bringing out CC again no matter how many pitches he has thrown.

  267. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Madden let the Yanks back in this game. Torres was dealing, then he brings in Peralta to face the Yanks’ predominately lefty lineup … Bad managing move.
    —————————————————————————-

    Madden is just like La Russa. They can look like geniuses and complete idiots in the same game. Both are wayyy outside the box.

  268. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    This game is really about taking your walks, something they weren’t doing at all for a long time.

  269. Hankflorida June 22nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Short swing to right field. Maybe all the Yankees should use the fastest batting practice pitching machine that Welles started to use.

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    “Even a blind squirrel, Trisha. As I said…law of averages. Delighted to be proven wrong.”

    Well I’m sure you are!

  271. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah the lineup does suck. 2 games don’t counteract a season of suckitude.

  272. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    If they dont want accidental fan interference stop putting seats right on the wall .

  273. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    The lineup does suck, but Almonte has been the spark over the past two games.

  274. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Fan interference vs. ground rule double.

    The fan does the wrong thing there — you’re not supposed to interfere with a ball in play — but it works out well for the Yanks to the tune of one run. Yanks caught a little break there.

  275. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    So let me see if I have this right. This lineup, as presently constituted, sucks.

    6 runs yesterday, 7 runs so far today.

    o-KAY!!!
    ————————————————————————————

    Come on Trisha. Yes they’ve done well the past 2 games. They are also 2nd to last in the AL in batting average. You are better than this. I want them to do well and maybe they are turning things around but they have been pretty dreadful this season. Houston has a higher team BA.

  276. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    - Tyler -
    Agree. Madden goes Jeckly and Hyde very quickly.

  277. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Yanks are walking more and stealing more bases. Very important when there are no homers…

  278. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Lineup still sucks. 292 runs scored. 291 runs conceded. One swallow does not a summer make.

  279. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    ” Good waiters get good tips”—Wells has struggled but he is a good soldier. No temper tantrums just put in extra work..

  280. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    “The lineup does suck, but Almonte has been the spark over the past two games.”

    He’s been awesome. Big hits and plate discipline.

  281. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    “I would go to the bullpen for the 8th. No way am I bringing out CC again no matter how many pitches he has thrown.”

    Clutch – another good call on your part.

    :)

  282. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    - Rich -
    Agree on the walks. CC got burnt also

  283. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    No point in reasoning with Trisha. She doesn’t understand math.

  284. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    “The lineup does suck, but Almonte has been the spark over the past two games.”

    Yes, Almonte scored all 6 runs yesterday, and all 7 today. Nobody else got on base or walked.

    Quite a feat!!!

  285. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    They really need Musty to get healthy. He can fill in at 3rd base and DH. Hafner has been terrible since that shoulder injury and they have to get another bat into the linup.

  286. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    They did handle Almonte with kid gloves. That at bat was a complement to The Rookie at obviously an early juncture in his career.

  287. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Ill agree. Wells has been a good soldier and reports are he was working hard. Just know they are going outside so take it the other way…..

  288. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    At least they are working the count better the last few days.

  289. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    bruce, I’ve asked this of you before but as a friend could you stop your crying? You’re going to short out my keyboard!

  290. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    D-Rob’s curveball can be sooooo filthy.

  291. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    That dude was throwing 98, popping the mitt, and still got fried. Throw away the speed gun.

  292. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I wonder how long it has been since Cano has walked at least three times in a game. Maybe he never has.

  293. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I hope that Girardi lets Almonte play against lefties also and he isn’t in there just because they are facing righties. Sometimes Girardi makes a decision that they have to be platooned before they are even given a chance.

  294. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    Lineup still sucks. 292 runs scored. 291 runs conceded. One swallow does not a summer make.

    Check out the 1959 WS. The CW Sox out scored the Dodgers by a ton & still lost the WS. Timing is most important. I agree though the Yanks need to score more runs.

  295. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    DRob’s curveball lights out. Nice inning.

  296. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Speaking of development.

    Didn’t DRob come up thru the system?

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    ” Good waiters get good tips”—Wells has struggled but he is a good soldier. No temper tantrums just put in extra work..”

    Absolutely. And I disagree that this means that Zolio is going to be dropped from the lineup or that Girardi is convinced that Well is ready to come back to the lineup full time.

  298. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Crying? I’m delighted for Vernon Wells, Joe Girardi and the Yankees. I’ve just had enough of the nonsense you keep spouting on this board on the odd occasion your blind faith is rewarded.

  299. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    “Didn’t DRob come up thru the system?”

    There is no disputing that they have done well at developing relievers.

  300. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Lineup still sucks. 292 runs scored. 291 runs conceded. One swallow does not a summer make.
    ===================
    Swallow this…

  301. Hankflorida June 22nd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I agree that they really need Musty, but his fielding is suspect at 3rd. DH is fine for him and maybe playing left when a lefty is pitching. The more that I see Almonte in left, he reminds me of Roy White.

  302. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Trisha understands math as well or better than you do! She just happens to be right! Look at the standings! The Yanks are about to be 41-33 which is 8 games over .500.

  303. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Now if we could just figure out how to get production out of the infielders other than Cano…

  304. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The fan does the wrong thing there — you’re not supposed to interfere with a ball in play
    =============
    That was an instinct play by the fan.
    Good thing he made the error tho’ but he did have to wait for the umps judgment call.

  305. jackamir June 22nd, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    JOBA—–The FORGOTTEN Man……

  306. tomingeorgia June 22nd, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    My blind faith has been rewarded roughly nine times more than it hasn’t, this year.

  307. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    How long till Long attaches himself to Almonte?

  308. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve just had enough of the nonsense you keep spouting on this board on the odd occasion your blind faith is rewarded.
    =================
    Yes but, Blind Faith was a super group…

  309. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    “That was an instinct play by the fan.”

    You can’t let instincts rule you when you sit in the first row of fair territory.
    __

    4 BB. Wow.

  310. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Good job by Cano taking the walks since they aren’t really pitching to him

  311. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    “I agree though the Yanks need to score more runs.”

    Ray, they need to keep doing what they did yesterday and today.

    Some people need to live in the past and point to the past to try to predict what’s going to happen. I on the other hand am happy to dwell in the here and now and take cues from what I see going on.

    If Oakland fans, prior to this season, played the woe is me game based on pointing to stats every season, they wouldn’t have a fan in the stands since they have notoriously been a second-half of the season team.

    Seasons happen in waves. Hopefully the bad wave is a thing of the past and we’re heading toward another crest.

  312. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    2 back in the Loss column to 1st place RSox & 1 game ahead in Loss column of Balt if this game holds true. Not bad for a bunch of scrubs.

  313. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    JOBA—–The FORGOTTEN Man……
    ==============
    He will be remembered before the trade deadline.

  314. Tyler June 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Who is this Cano?

  315. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Cano slammed the elbow into the ground. He also did Not sneak a glance at HP, meaning straight steal which is odd.

  316. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    trisha, a lot of these discussions boil down to semantics. Very nice to see the bats come alive the past couple of days and we are all hopeful that it’s the beginning of a trend of more offensive production. If that’s the case, the complaints will rightfully dwindle because the stats will change for the better.

    The fact that they scored 6 yesterday and 7 (so far) today doesn’t really prove anything, however. Every lineup in baseball can and has scored 7 runs this season. So “the lineup sucks” sounds insulting and is, but it’s irrelevant aside from stylistics here. The question is, how good or bad is the lineup in relation to 1) the lineups of our competitors and 2) what we need from the bats to win more games.

    For a big chunk of the first part of the season, when the Yanks got to 12 games over .500 (or whatever it was), the answer to the first question was “not very good” but the answer to the second question was “good enough.”

    Lately “not very good” has gotten even worse and “good enough” has become “not good enough” and the Yanks fell out of first place and are closer to .500 and trending badly. The past couple games have been a different story. There’s no saying whether this micro-trend will continue. Hopefully so.

    Again, “the offense sucks” sounds rude, but it’s all relative. When the Yankee offense is at its worst it’s still better than every minor league team, every Japanese team (I think?), every college team, etc. It’s just that the quality of the Yankees’ offense is measured vs. that of the other 4 AL east teams and the 10 teams in the Central and West.

    Finally, and this is not relevant to the stats, per se, but you’ve been reading comments from sunny615 etc. for how many years? Do you think some set of words or mocking will change his outlook?

  317. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    You can’t let instincts rule you when you sit in the first row of fair territory.
    ===================
    Really?
    Easier said than done and he didn’t exactly reach over like Jeffrey Maier.
    In the end it helped the Yanks…

  318. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    ‘I’ve just had enough of the nonsense you keep spouting on this board on the odd occasion your blind faith is rewarded.”

    Not blind faith my friend. A thorough understanding of the ups and downs of a typical baseball season, and an eye for changing trends.

    Never any charge to you.

    :)

  319. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Wells’ suckitude has obscured how bad Hafner has done since April.

  320. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I like Cano looking at pitches just to slow things down. Kinda like hitting a reset button.

  321. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    So true!

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    “2 back in the Loss column to 1st place RSox & 1 game ahead in Loss column of Balt if this game holds true. Not bad for a bunch of scrubs.”

    Bada-bing!

  323. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Cano just needs to take what they give him…..
    The chances will come.
    Bonds was never pitched to but got enough strikes to do what he did roids or not.

  324. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Really?
    Easier said than done and he didn’t exactly reach over like Jeffrey Maier.
    In the end it helped the Yanks…
    _

    Then don’t sit there. If Maier had done that on a Baltimore flyball, we’d rightly hate his guts.

  325. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    If I had been that fan, I woulda stood straight up, and had my glove at the ready. The dude did Nothing wrong.

  326. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Haffner has been injured & probably still is & is taking one for the team. He has hit some bullets only to be outs. It happens.

  327. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    If Maier had done that on a Baltimore flyball, we’d rightly hate his guts.
    =====================
    How did you feel after the Maier catch?

  328. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    RayVT

    Trisha understands math as well or better than you do!

    Really? Does she have a Masters in Mathematics? How do you know what I do or who I am? When I want your opinion, I’ll ask for it. Trisha is a big girl. She can stand up for herself.

  329. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    RayVT

    Maybe so, but players are paid to produce and he hasn’t.

  330. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    nick, actually I like sunny. I just like to poke him now and then.

    :)

  331. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    If I had been that fan, I woulda stood straight up, and had my glove at the ready. The dude did Nothing wrong.
    ==============
    Exactly. It was akin to self defense. Instinct.

  332. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    “How did you feel after the Maier catch?”

    I honestly didn’t like it, but I was preoccupied by a family crisis.

  333. tucker June 22nd, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    The Jays have run 10 in a row and are back within striking distance. Still don’t think they have the pitching, but the Jays’ lineup runs circles around the Yanks.

  334. mick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    There are many sunnys here.
    He is just succinct…or is that suckcinct.

  335. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    sunny is very talented at comic art. Click on his name, he has sketches.

  336. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    The only guy that screwed up on that play was Blue. We got an Extra run.

  337. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    bruceb – don’t be rude to Ray! He’s one of the nicest people on this forum and never squabbles with anyone.

    And he knows that I do not have a masters in math, but a Ph D. From Stanford.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket!

    :)

  338. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Stick it where ever you like Bruce! She is quite brilliant but of course your obnoxious male ego couldn’t accept that. Maybe you can get some stroke to your ego somewhere else.

  339. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    “sunny is very talented at comic art. Click on his name, he has sketches.”

    No kidding? I’ll have to do that.

  340. bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    What does the VT stand for Ray? Veritable twit, no doubt. You ass wipe.

  341. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    “sunny is very talented at comic art. Click on his name, he has sketches.”

    Some really impressive stuff.

  342. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I understand that Rich & even agree. But Hafner doesn’t make out the lineup card. Maybe Almonte’s success will get haffner some rest.

  343. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Look at those two seamers

  344. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Sorry!

  345. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    How old are you Bruce? 12? Just wondering!

  346. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Only here at The LoHud will folks continue to rag on a guy who just hit a PH bases loaded double. Music critics who play no instruments

  347. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Ray, sorry for what? Thank you for standing up for me!

  348. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Enough with the 2 seamers already.

  349. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Bad play by Overbay.

  350. DONNYBROOK June 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I have Not heard the term “ass wipe” since the 70′s. What next, “Keep on truckin’ “?

  351. BD (Boston Dave) June 22nd, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    terrible play by Overbay

    cmon man

  352. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    Only here at The LoHud will folks continue to rag on a guy who just hit a PH bases loaded double. Music critics who play no instruments
    _

    Context matters, Pat. So we disagree.

  353. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    “Only here at The LoHud will folks continue to rag on a guy who just hit a PH bases loaded double. Music critics who play no instruments”

    Pat M – swear I thought the same thing when it happened. Instead of being thrilled that it put the Yanks ahead, all some could do is continue to criticize him and obsess about him being back in the lineup. Talk about myopia!

  354. BD (Boston Dave) June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    94mph with sick cut

    pleeeeease dont retire Mo

  355. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    You have to pitch that to cano

  356. Niblick June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Nixy’s a ballplayer.

  357. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    94 on the gun at 43.

    Freak of nature.

  358. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Nix should have flipped the ball to Cano. Bad, bad defense.

  359. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    bruceb June 22nd, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    You best watch out Bruce or we’ll have to get C R 9 to call you!

  360. Rich in NJ June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Don’t retire, Mo. Keep reinventing yourself.

    He should have shoveled it.

  361. njsketch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    this better not come back to bite them

  362. UnKnown June 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Vern buddy. Hey I’ve been roasting and toasting vern nonstop but that was awesome. YES YANKEES BABY! Now don’t wait 90 at bats for the next one. Huge hit. Vern was the man today. Credit due no doubt.

  363. Pat M. June 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Throws like that is why Cox put be at second

  364. Nick in SF June 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    End it here, Mo, before this thread goes further off the rails. :oops:

  365. BD (Boston Dave) June 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    “this better not come back to bite them”

    the only bite today is Mo’s 2 seamer and cutter

  366. ac1 June 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Mo’s two seamer looks sick

  367. TheStraw June 22nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Nice win.

  368. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Ball Game Over! Theeeeeeeee Yankeeeeeeees Winnnnnnnnnn!

  369. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    “You best watch out Bruce or we’ll have to get C R 9 to call you!”

    :lol:

    Actually a good guy when you get to know him. And loyal to his friends.

    :)

  370. Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Are we sure that Mo is 43? Unreal.

  371. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 22nd, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    OH YEAH!!!!!

    :)

  372. RayVT June 22nd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Captain Clutch June 22nd, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Not sure! He looked 15 when he 1st came up!

  373. austinmac June 22nd, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Don’t you know Wells is happy about now. It is not as if they aren’t trying. I expect he will start in Almonte’s spot against lefties. After that hit, he will.

    I did love the patience today we have been missing. Cano was taking pitches he normally swings at. Adams and Almonte were patient. It makes a difference.

  374. austinmac June 22nd, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Ray,

    You made me think of the 1960 Series. We out scored them by 35 runs in the games we won. I’m still irritated.

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