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Game 77: Rangers at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Jun 26, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (42-34)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C
Alberto Gonzalez SS

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-5, 4.20)
Pettitte vs. Rangers

RANGERS (44-33)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Nelson Cruz RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
AJ Pierzynski C
Lance Berkman DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
David Murphy LF
Leonys Martin CF

RHP Justin Grimm (6-5, 5.57)
Grimm vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES and ESPN

WEATHER: It’s not quite as hot as last night, but still pretty humid. The forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms starting at 9 p.m., so we could be looking at some rain later on. Right now, it seems fine.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Carlson, 1B Gerry Davis, 2B Brian Knight, 3B Dan Iassogna

SEEKING 600: With a win tonight, Yankees manager Joe Girardi will earn the 600th of his managerial career. He won 78 with the Marlins, and has won 521 with the Yankees coming into tonight. He will become the 16th current manager to reach that plateau.

WALKING OFF: The Yankees recorded their first walk-off win of the season last night. They were the last team in the AL to record a walk-off this season.

CLOSE CALLS: The Yankees have had 39 of their 76 games decided by two runs or less (51.3 percent). They have gone a Major League-best 26-13 (.533) in those contests.

(I’ll be updating what’s going on in the game here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join in the conversation!)

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m going crazy over here dealing with all of the A-Rod and Tex aftermath. Overbay put the Yanks up 1-0 with a solo shot in the second, but the Rangers responded with four runs in third on back-to-back doubles from Beltre and Pierzynski. Texas leads 4-1.

UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: After the Yankees scored two runs in the sixth on RBI singles from Cano and Hafner to cut the deficit to 4-3, Joba Chamberlain gave the runs right back in the seventh. A two-run homer from Cruz put Texas up 6-3.

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449 Responses to “Game 77: Rangers at Yankees”

  1. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!

    Happy 39th Derek! Come Back Soon!

  2. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    flash, paulie and kay :(

  3. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Go Lefty! Go Yanks!

  4. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Something we can all agree on ( I hope) Andy Pettitte is and has been a great Yankee.

    Hoping for a big game from him

  5. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    The game is also on ESPN, with its worst announcer (depending on your POV) Chris Berman bringing his shtick to the Bronx.

  6. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Tar, yep.

  7. Mordot11 June 26th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Let’s go Andy! Time to get it going!

  8. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    The game is also on ESPN, with its worst announcer (depending on your POV) Chris Berman bringing his shtick to the Bronx.
    _

    Hey, we agree!

    Blow these %#%# out.

  9. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    that was an excellent bunt.

  10. astrocityfan June 26th, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Awful mental lapse there by the entire infield . This team can’t afford mistakes like that

  11. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Keep it down Andy, GB DP is in order

  12. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Andy lacks command lately.

  13. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I think he got lucky on that pitch.

  14. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    andy double tapped his mitt after he came set last pitch, lucky he wasnt called for a balk.

  15. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    2 more of those

  16. JobaTipsHisCap June 26th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    go Andy

  17. Frankg June 26th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Better recall J.R. Murphy fast, before his batting average drops lower. He is 1 for his last 8, and his average has dropped 35 points from .343 on Sunday to .308 today. He needs more time in the minors to prove himself and the Yankees show no interest in playing him at 1st base.

  18. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Battle Cat!

  19. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Atta boy, Andy!

  20. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Good job Andy

  21. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    nice k. pierzynsky looked like he had little chance in that AB.

  22. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    He missed his location on a couple of pitches ( the Cruz pop-up) but his cutter looked really good.

  23. Frankg June 26th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Now Andrew Clark at Trenton is another story. He is 12 for 24 in his first games at Trenton and has 2 HRs, and he is a first baseman.

  24. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    way to start us off ’4th’!

  25. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    4 (L) in Ranger lineup = good for Pettitte.

  26. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    @YankeesWFAN

    Cashman/ARod/Randy Levine spoke for 30 mins tonight. Acc to @YankeesPR “It was a constructive, healthy conversation (continued)

    @YankeesWFAN

    “Everybody is on the same page and we are all going to communicate and work together to get Alex back as quickly as possible. (continued)

    @YankeesWFAN

    “Everyone fully understands the protocol and processes in place. We are all back on track.” End of statement from NYY.

  27. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Tar June 26th, 2013 at 6:52 pm
    “Yeah, and I haven’t noticed that the people that didn’t like Cashman beforehand, in particular are coming down hard on Cashman. :rolleyes:”

    Thanks to Cash we have good reason. But other than whats your point?

    Point is that the hate Cashman crew aren’t exactly unbiased either.

    And the stuff about Jeter and Posada is LoHud fallacy. As has been said many times, Jeter’s agent served the first volley in public, and Posada was moved down in the lineup because he wasn’t hitting and he threw a fit because of his ego. How you turn that into something Cashman did wrong I have no idea.

  28. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    As usual. Cano guess hitting.

  29. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    “How you turn that into something Cashman did wrong I have no idea.”

    You have “no idea” about a lot things, so i’m not surprised.

  30. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I cannot understand why an average GM has such a loyal following.

    But whatever.

    Later.

  31. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Pettitte’s approach tonight looks a lot like Cliff Lee. He has the Rangers off balance.

  32. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Did Andy do two bullpens between starts this time? As per why he said that his command might have been off…

    K

  33. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    YES will now interrupt the broadcast of tonights yankees game in order to switch to our saturation coverage of the f bomb that obliterated the bronx and parts of miami yesterday.

    we go now to the head librarian at the library of congress to explain the development of the term f bomb and from there we’ll interview 3 people who have served coffee to alex rodriguez’s gardner for the inside scoop on the devastation that it reaped in the south florida area…

  34. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Rich, Cash is buds with the media, and Alex has always been the media’s public enemy no. 1. Glad I missed the Pete Abe period on the Lohud blog.

    Nice, Andy.

  35. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    That was a good pitch and a good play by Overbay.

    But he has to start to throwing the ball harder and sooner to the pitcher covering.

  36. UpState June 26th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Andrew Clark signed by Yanks, reports to double-A Trenton

    Former Evansville Otter Andrew Clark has become one of a select few to go directly from the Frontier League to the Double-A level.

    Clark, a first baseman who was leading the Frontier League in hitting (.421), on-base percentage (.536) and slugging percentage (.816), signed with the New York Yankees and is reporting directly to their Double-A affiliate in Trenton.
    He is second in the Frontier League in home runs (seven) and fourth in runs batted in (24) in leading the Otters to first place in the East Division.

    “It would have been nice to have A.C. a little longer, but it is great to see him get the opportunity to return to organization baseball,” said Evansville manager Andy McCauley in a written statement. “He exemplifies what is great about the Frontier League. We wish him the best of luck with his baseball career.”

    Clark attended New Palestine High School and was named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year.
    He then starred for the University of Louisville.

    He was chosen in the 13th round of the 2010 MLB amateur draft by the Texas Rangers and played three seasons in their organization before being released.

    “I am very happy the New York organization has given me the opportunity to chase my dream once again,” stated Clark. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity I got to be a part of the Otters. It was great to meet the coaches and players. They are great guys and I wish them all the best of luck, not just in baseball but in life.”

    –Gordon Engelhardt
    =============================================

    Good Guy to follow and cheer for !

  37. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    “Glad I missed the Pete Abe period on the Lohud blog.”

    It actually helped me be the Huge Alex fan that I am now! Thanks Pete!! :D

  38. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Overbay has made his statement!

  39. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Ys – If you really think the reaction to Cash’s statement revolve around him saying f*ck you haven’t been paying a lot of attention. It’s not about profanity, it’s about professionalism. The fact that the team has had to PR this away should tell you it was an unwanted distraction.

    Overyay!!

  40. jackamir June 26th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Cashman is a weasel and he thinks he is bigger than the team… His private life has been exposed and he came off as a jerk… The whole situation with ARod was very badly botched…
    I would think Cashman will be looking for a new position sooner than most people would think.

  41. JobaTipsHisCap June 26th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    tex can go back to his cave now.
    disgusting.

  42. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Tar, sitting at Yankee Stadium did it for me. He needed someone to defend him starting in 2004. I did my time and then some. #thegoodoledays!

  43. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    how is it possible that anyone wasnt paying attention enough. the fbomb has gotten more coverage than the hernandez address.

    the yankees are just filling time till we can get back to that important story…

  44. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    arrest not address

  45. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Good AB for Nix, even though not the result he wanted

  46. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    WTF was that…??

  47. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Ugh. That was scary.

  48. pat June 26th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    That could tweak a bad back

  49. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    pat, not a happy thought.

  50. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    These Ranger hitters are bunting on our corner IF’ers, Not Pettitte.

  51. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Yanks hitting the solo dingers… Cashman just might have moved himself out of the GM job in The Bronx. The Brass will likely bump him upstairs as a special something to someone. He’s been sketchy ever since the shakedown fiasco last season. He might be feeling the heat.

  52. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    thats a ‘scouting’ play. the yankees are not in position to cover andy’s falloff. first time is one thing. a second time sucks. is kelleher the guy in charge of that?

  53. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Ump squeezed Pettitte on the Kinsler AB

  54. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Nix had no play, and everyone in the park knew the bunt was on.

  55. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Eff..

  56. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    See what I mean with Nix?

  57. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Tampa Yanks game is postponed. So, no rehab for Nunez tonight.

    Crap, don’t get hurt, Robi.

  58. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    infield meltdown. triple em up and forget it!

  59. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Looks out on replay.

  60. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    he was out but id say 90% of the time the fielder is not going to get that call.

  61. UpState June 26th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Random Infielders: (age.name.2013.2012)

    38yo – McDonald 0-1-.053 6-22-.249

    30yo – Nix 2-20-.249 4-48-.243

    30yo – Gonzalez 1-2-.250 0-4-.241

    29yo – Lillibridge 0-2-.042 3-10-.195

    28yo – Stewart zero 5-17-.201

    27yo – Brignac 1-6-.185 0-1-.095

    ————————————————————————-

    Just a reality check on Jayson Nix compared to a small sample of players that have been mentioned to replace him.

    If we want to upgrade – we’ll need other available names……till then, Nix is not that bad !

  62. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Pettitte desperately trying to get into the 4 (L) in the bottom of the Ranger order.

  63. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    LOL @ one of Pineda’s pitches clocked in at 142..

  64. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Pettitte afraid to attempt to come inside.

  65. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    “So, no rehab for Nunez tonight.”

    Serves him right for tweeting it out.

  66. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    There you go. Now the DP.

  67. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    not all that afraid after all!

  68. Don June 26th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Andy will be all right.

  69. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Blue gave us a break there. Usually, the catcher moves his glove like that, and you do Not get the call.

  70. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    tough batter to face with the sacks jammed.

    get em andy!

  71. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Throw shoulda gone toward 2B

  72. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Eck.

  73. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Crap

  74. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Lotta pitches thrown this inning. Tank on E

  75. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    The mistake was the 0-2 pitch to Beltre. Other than that he hasn’t been bad

  76. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    We all love the guy but we have to start accepting that this versio of pettitte has no stamina and is giving up tons of hits…. He may finally be sputtering towards a glorious finish line

  77. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    cmon andy. one more!

  78. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    f they don’t get him out –this game is gone to get out of hand real quick

  79. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    He ain’t hittin’ the mitt. Pettitte has been Way off this inning.

  80. I Am Winning June 26th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    These aren’t the type of pitching performances we need from Andy. He needs to correct himself.

  81. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Has Hughes been better than Andy..?

  82. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Alright I guess that’s kind of a low blow, I’m sure he’s been better than Hughes lol.

  83. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Around a 30 pitch inning.

  84. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    get adam warren up at the start of the next inning.

    now lets get this chump!

  85. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    It could have been worse. Let’s get him some runs.

  86. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Agree, the 0-2 pitch to Beltre was the killer. Not the kind of mental error you expect to see from Andy in a situation like that.

  87. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    they did get a run they didnt deserve b/c of the blown call at first, but like i said, you just aren’t going to get that call very often.

    get a couple here and give andy a rest.

  88. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Could use a bit of a longer inning here…

  89. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    gardner has to pull a hargrove here and make this ab last a few minutes.

  90. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    he’s trying, took 3 pitches and walked out between each one

  91. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Pettitte should retire after this year. It’s hard to believe that they are paying him $12m this year.

  92. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    This game isn’t over yet and either way Hughes will be our savior tomorrow in the afternoon heat

    Just kidding, don’t be ridiculous

  93. mick June 26th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    i think he hurt his hand on the bunt

  94. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    nice recovery!

  95. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    This game isn’t over yet and either way Hughes will be our savior tomorrow in the afternoon heat

    Just kidding, don’t be ridiculous

    ————–

    It would be awesome to steal this one with Hughes going tomorrow. Andy just bounced back this inning, hopefully our O can get some runs on the board.

  96. enolagay June 26th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    On the throw by Nix to Cano, did Cano get his foot back to the bag before Andrus reached 1st base?

  97. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    i can still picture leyritz fumbling that ball in front of the left field wall…..
    not the good old days….

  98. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Tar June 26th, 2013 at 7:28 pm
    “How you turn that into something Cashman did wrong I have no idea.”

    You have “no idea” about a lot things, so i’m not surprised.

    Good, logical, intelligent response there.

  99. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Steal shmeal, Yanks should grab it, take it, earn it, and own it. :mad:

    As for Hughes, he sometimes does very well when people are most down on him, so he’s due for a gem tomorrow. I’m in his corner. I expect a great Hughes performance and a Yankee win tomorrow. You have a friend on LoHud, Phil Hughes.

  100. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Robbie c really has to start doing something
    Anything

  101. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    agree with nick. hughes is not horrible, he’s inconsistent, which means he has to occasionally be good. he’s due.

    be nice to see him put together a run from now till the trade deadline.

  102. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    ichiro is on fire since his return to seattle.

  103. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I’m not saying anyone sucks
    But more innings get lost in our 3-4-5 than planes in the Bermuda triangle

  104. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    The only runs Hughes is gonna put together is to taco bell

  105. enolagay June 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    can someone answer my earlier question?

  106. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Yeah I’m rooting for Hughes too, but the more I’ve said so the worse he’s been – so I’ll go with the reverse jinx this round. Let’s see if tomorrow I hold the power.

  107. UpState June 26th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Kevin Frandsen:

    Phillies.

    Available ?

    Thoughts on this target ?

  108. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Patrick held the power recently.. it didn’t carry over into game 2 of the DH though.

  109. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Looking Grimm for the Yankees. Awful third inning by Andy, but you’d think even this powder puff lineup might be able to manage more than one run off another ordinary pitcher. We seem to be back to the solo home runs again.

  110. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    That was more like it, Andy.

  111. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    You can’t announce that you are reverse jinxing. If you are more concerned about not looking silly than the reverse jinx working then you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. :mad:

  112. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Almonte is becoming Ricky Ledee faster than ledee did

  113. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Berman is disrespecting the bottom of our order.

  114. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    On most nights these days, opposing pitchers get a comfortable simulated game

  115. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Yanks are making another nobody look like Cy Young.

  116. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    blake, I see you sent Stewie a new shipment.

  117. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    david murphy didnt show much interest in chasing that ball…looked like jose tabata on that one.

  118. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    fem – When have I ever been concern with looking silly? :D

    I announced it last time and got the power so I figured since there’s an afternoon game tomorrow I should get an early start lol!

  119. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Why would you even go to the stadium just to stand on the party deck?

  120. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    fem – When have I ever been concern with looking silly?
    ____
    Shame, that is a virtue, no doubt. But protocol must be followed. :)

  121. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Least Vin doesn’t need to worry about the game updates tonight.

  122. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    It’s really annoying watching this guy with a 5.60 era shut the Yanks down. It’s like they go for 2-3 innings at a time where they are sleeping and can’t get anyone on base. They really need another right handed bat who can DH or play 1st base.

  123. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Two high school dates over the Yankee dugout
    Those were the days

  124. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    What time are the thunderstorms arriving? We need something to change the karma because it’s all bad right now.

  125. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Can you imagine our pain if Kay works the yanks games as long as vin scully?

  126. Howler June 26th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Wave some mayo at Kay and he’d go running out of the booth screaming

  127. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Texas’ 9-10-11 hitters would be our 2-3-4

  128. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    It’s time to go to the bullpen….

  129. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Atta boy, Andy. QS.

  130. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    pettitte through 6!

    shoulda been a QS.

    Pick him up boys!

  131. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    forgot about the ue run

  132. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Thus far, this game is an absolute snoozer.

  133. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    fem – When have I ever been concern with looking silly?
    ____
    Shame, that is a virtue, no doubt. But protocol must be followed. :)

    ————–

    I can’t help it, I’m getting antsy.. I figure if I change my attitude towards Hughes we’ll see some different results. …Not egotistical at all or anything.

  134. Hankflorida June 26th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    The Yankees have only scored on home runs this last week and just can’t seem to manufacture runs with clutch hits. My worse years as a Yankee fan was “The Horace Clark Era,” and I have that sinking feeling that this team resembles those teams in the 1960′s with aging players with no back up down on the farm.

  135. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Maybe the Yanks will show a pulse now…

  136. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I was going to say Gardner should steal 2nd but knowing him he will probably be thrown out

  137. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    This guy has given up 15 More hits than IP, and has a WHIP of over 1.5, yet the Yankee sticks are struggling.

  138. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hassey…..Blasphemy to even mention Michael Kay in the same paragraph as the Great Vinnie Scully……And I’m not that down on Kay, in fact he’s better than 70 % of the schmucks calling games nationwide. But he can be a drag no doubt

  139. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Yanks should run Gardner. Apply the pressure to the young SP

  140. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Ichi!

  141. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Ichiro almost slid into LF,

  142. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Ichi is really starting to hit better…..

  143. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Just had umeboshi!!

  144. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    The Yanks have a good 1,2,3 in the lineup but the big problem is 4-9.

  145. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Ichiro on his quest to .300. I’d feel real good about the 300 number if he can get to the break hitting around .285

  146. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Cano will get nothing decent to hit ….

  147. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    This is how bad Washington wants to beat the Yanks. Jerks his young SP with a 4-1 lead in the 6th.

  148. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    this is where big time players deliver.

  149. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    On the ESPN broadcast, Pedro Gomez reports that Wallace Matthews has a story (not out yet?) that a “source in Arod’s camp” told him that Arod is “very wary of the Yankees” and that he thinks the Yankees are “keeping him from returning for whatever reason, possibly for insurance reasons” or for other reasons.

    Gomez then said this all happened before the 30-minute conversation this afternoon, so “maybe that’s gone a long way towards soothing these waters” but that remains to be seen.

  150. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Cano will get garbage to hit and then everyone else will make out

  151. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    cano should start producing in this situation if he wants max money

  152. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Be patient, Robinson.

  153. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    :)

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Hopefully it’s not too much too little too late, but

    GO YANKS!!! GO ANDY!!!

    Had to help out one of my sisters-in-law who was at the mall with a flat.

    :(

  155. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Yay! Oppo!

  156. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Robbie smacks one off Robbie.

  157. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Nice hitting by Cano. Now Hafner and Overbay have to show a pulse.

  158. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    What’s O’Neill talking about? Hafner just had two oppo line drive hits last night…

  159. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Woo hoo!

  160. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you Very much Ron Washington.

  161. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Maybe Pronk is on the way to a hot streak….

  162. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Good karma flows from Pedro Gomez’ report. :grin:

  163. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Hmmm. Maybe not too late.

    :)

    Kindness begets kindness!

  164. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Amazing…

  165. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Good memories of when we used to rake when we got to a team’s bullpen…

  166. UnKnown June 26th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Nice heart being shown here. Let’s Go Yankees

  167. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    “Maybe Pronk is on the way to a hot streak….”

    You’ve been missed! All I read about Pronk was that he and the other vets were finished at this point.

    :)

  168. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Just like last night, the Stadium is coming to life.

  169. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Overbay has to stop thinking homerun

  170. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Terrible at bat

  171. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    C’mon Z!

  172. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    When’s the last time we mastered the Rangers? Ever? It’s been at least a little while I would say.

  173. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Good AB, Zoo.

  174. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    If your the Mgr, you make a mental note to forget about letting Overbay bat with the game on the line vs a Lefty. That was Horrible

  175. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    They have to find a righty who can hit a little and play 1st base

  176. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Yanks should force this Chucker to throw a strike, before getting serious about hitting him.

  177. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    the horace clark era was somewhat down but the team was not as wasted as many portray it.

    they had a couple young guys they were developing named murcer, munson and bloomberg and used some of their young talent to bring in guys with names like chambliss and nettles.

    it was just really tough for yankee fans to be patient and watch young guys develop.

  178. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    He looks a little like Jete from the side view (I mean physically)

  179. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Niiiice

  180. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Atta boy.

  181. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Good at by Zoilo

  182. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    IIRC, we usually the Rangers pretty well at home and pretty bad on the road.

    We did take an important series from them in Texas last August.

    Good eye, Z!

  183. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Be a ballplayer, Nixy.

  184. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Now the at bats get scary

  185. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Next season:

    OF l-r

    Almonte

    Gardy

    Ichiro

  186. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Nixy the rally killer.

  187. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    aaarrgh

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Plenty of time.

  189. Mordot11 June 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Good inning, bad ending.

  190. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    You just knew that Nix was either going to strike out or hit into a DP. That was brutal but his usual at bat in those situations.

  191. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    That’s Exactly why Nix is a utility IF’er.

  192. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Nixy gives, Nixy takes. Tough to totally condemn him since he’s been productive other times. That’s baseball Suzyn.

  193. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    The Jeter bobblehead looks more like Bucky Dent.

  194. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    What can I say Bases loaded one out and no runs–what else is new

  195. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    tomorrow nix, 3 rounds of batting practice with sac fly results.

  196. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I blame bad karma from Pedro Gomez for that GIDP. :mad:

  197. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Nix the ball hard , lighten up guys

  198. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Felt like a big inning, yet we only scored two runs. So frustrating.

    Nix has had a few big hits for us but his swing is tailor-made for a double play.

    Should have at least tied it.

  199. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Oh great Joba in a 1 run game…

    Where is Claiborne?!

  200. pkyankfan69 June 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Joba time… I know I’m excited!!!

  201. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Joba Joba.

  202. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    That’s one.

  203. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    YF – how was Andy? Were all 4 runs earned? Did he give up a lot of hits? How would you assess his outing?

  204. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    You want the ball in the air in the Nix situation.

  205. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I am your LoHud friend, Joba. I have your signature right next to CC’s. Hold ‘em, please.

  206. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Has Joba ever had a 1,2,3 inning?

  207. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    sac fly is the less results expected. Even if he smoke the ball and bury it on the ground, still not acceptable bec. the intent should be ball in the air to the outfield.

  208. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Nick in SF……Dodgers are getting healthy and they’re starting to heat up…..Who’s getting Cliff Lee is the key question

  209. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    another joba bomb!

  210. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Joba sucks. That is all.

  211. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Bud is gonna catch up with Cruz.

  212. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Pedro Gomez was discussing Biogenesis as that homer pitch was being thrown. :mad:

  213. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    What a surprise. I would love for Girardi to answer why Joba is even pitching in a close game. He is absolute garbage but only on the roster because of his name.

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Oh Joba.

    :(

  215. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    trish, I am not the person to ask tonight; I was watching on my laptop and it kept freezing. But he had trouble early, running up his pitch count, but looked very good in the last few innings I saw. UGH. Joba, ….

    3 ER for Andy.

  216. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Joba has been bad… I’m at the point where I’m convinced this is some sort of conspiracy the players have created to sink their trade value completely.

  217. pkyankfan69 June 26th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I fell into the trap that Joba looked good for a bit this season when he was cranking it up to 97 consistantly but its official, he is a fat turd… We can’t get anything for him, JUST RELEASE HIM ALREADY.

  218. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    How the hell did Pedro Gomez get the power…?

  219. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Joba has to be benched. Why didn’t Claiborne pitch this inning? When I saw him warming up I felt so comfortable and then saw Joba in I walked away. I came back and it’s 6-4 and they are saying it’s disappointing. I don’t see it that way it. It’s too expected. Listen to the crowd booing him!

  220. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I seriously think Joba has to sit at least for tonight. He apparently doesn’t have it. Possible his injury isn’t totally healed!

    Very frustrating.

  221. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    the Yankees will not get anything for joba with the way he is pitching.

  222. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Pat M, los Gigantes have fallen below .500 and send Lincecum to the mound vs. Kershaw tonight. They need to turn things back around pretty soon now that the Panda is off the DL.

  223. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    What a waste of a nice comeback!

  224. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Nice catch guys!

  225. Wang IS Taiwan June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    What a surprise. I would love for Girardi to answer why Joba is even pitching in a close game. He is absolute garbage but only on the roster because of his name.

    ~~~~~~

    My thought when Joba came into the game was “Why?” He has been terrible for a while and has done nothing to earn the spot. Horrible decision to send him in, especially when the guys were so close to taking the lead. How demoralizing.

  226. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Can we trade him for a bag of balls?

  227. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Joba is meat . Such a waste of talent.

  228. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Since Claiborne was warming up why not bring him in? Girardi really doesn’t make any sense sometimes. Joba should only be used in mop up innings. It’s like Girardi isn’t trying to win this game. I don’t get it.

  229. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Now Claiborne is up? Good timing

  230. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    We sweat blood to get back in the game and then this blowhard gives up it back with one meatball over the middle of the plate.

    My but how far his star has fallen. Time for him to move on.

  231. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Joba is nothing more than mop up

  232. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West June 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve taken to not posting much anymore, but i still read everyday. But, i have to say tonight that Joba has really taken the wind out of the Yankee sails once again. He needs to go!

  233. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Nick in SF…..The Panda looks huge !!!! Bigger than I’ve ever seen him before. But the dude can stick though.

  234. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    There is No way Nix should be Staring at 3B. This game has made that clear.

  235. Sir Charles June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    this fat reliever is turrible

    ship him to the Astros for a bag of balls

  236. chicken_stanley June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Shame – the power is an elusive and mysterious thing

  237. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan June 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    What a surprise. I would love for Girardi to answer why Joba is even pitching in a close game. He is absolute garbage but only on the roster because of his name.

    ~~~~~~

    My thought when Joba came into the game was “Why?” He has been terrible for a while and has done nothing to earn the spot. Horrible decision to send him in, especially when the guys were so close to taking the lead. How demoralizing.

    —————–

    I was pretty surprised when I saw Joba as well..

  238. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    joba needs to be in the rotation! :roll:

  239. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    if you have an offensively challenge team. Sac Fly is huge result. Basic play is a must.

  240. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Japan will be on Joba’s passport come next March

  241. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I rather they just release Joba and let a rookie mop up and get experience. Joba is a waste. Trade him for a new bat. I don’t mean a player who can hit. I mean trade him, literally, for a bat.

  242. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Girardi will always go for the old guard over the new. That’s the way it always has been and always will be.

  243. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Why is Joba still out there??!?! Girardi wake up!!!

  244. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Possible to get someone else in to pitch or are we giving this game up?

  245. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Every time Chamberlain pitches, his trade value drops.

  246. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Great outing.

  247. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Ys Guy, yeah, he should have been.

  248. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    It looks like Joba hasn’t missed any meals

  249. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    11.01 and climbing in June for the midge man.

  250. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Yea, all we needed was a Sac fly.

  251. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Japan will be on Joba’s passport come next March.

    And I thought whaling there had been banned :)

  252. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I am hearing the red sox are offering the Yankees a player if they keep joba.

  253. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Put Joba on “dl” bring up Betances, has to be better than this pos

  254. Jerkface June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Japan will be on Joba’s passport come next March

    Is he taking a pre spring training vacation there?

  255. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Seriously what is it going to take for Girardi to trust Claiborne? This is ridiculous already. Claiborne has done nothing but get guys out since he came up but Girardi uses 500 lb Joba over him because he has more experience. Unreal.

  256. NYY fan in NH June 26th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    eversince the midges invaded Joba that fateful night.. He hasn’t been the same. He needs a change of scenery or something. He is terrible this year.

  257. RhapsodyInBlue June 26th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks Jober now I can go to bed.

  258. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    It looks like Joba hasn’t missed any meals

    Or any beer

  259. comet June 26th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Preston ought to have been the pitcher in the fist place, not cleaning up Joba’s mess.

  260. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    It’s time for Joba to lose his job.

  261. Niblick June 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Why is Joba still on this team?

  262. RhapsodyInBlue June 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Time for Jober to bend the bill on his cap.

  263. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    They should definitely call up Betances and give him a chance. Joba has been awful since coming off the DL. It looks like his time on the DL was spent only eating.

  264. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    @McCulloughSL

    Joba Chamberlain has given up four homers in his last six appearances.

  265. joeman June 26th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    problem is that if he pitches one clean inning next time out..some peeps here will say joba is back..just saying

  266. comet June 26th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Anyone think Joba will be offered a minor league contract next year? Probably not! Someone is going to see potential and try to convert him to a starter. I think someone hold the the key to the puzzle.

  267. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Let’s not throw out the baby with the bongwater.

  268. RhapsodyInBlue June 26th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Fat gangsta with slider will travel.

  269. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    When Chan Ho Park had a similar stretch for the Yanks, he was canned. Unfortunately we’re stuck with Joba for the rest of the season and will get nothing of value for him in a trade.

  270. Wang IS Taiwan June 26th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I can’t even say this is on Joba, because he pitched the way he’s been pitching for a good long stretch now. For some unknown reason, Joe picked this moment to try and give Joba some confidence by inserting him in a tight game? He certainly didn’t put him in based on his results. This is the type of managing by Girardi that has driven me nuts for years — it’s as if he manages to try and lose games. What the heck?

  271. Sir Charles June 26th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    why doesn’t Cashman tell Chamberlain to STFU-that’s ‘Stop The Food Urgently’?

    what a waste, at least I waited until retirement to pig out

  272. Pat M. June 26th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    comet……Think Japan

  273. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    wells just raking

  274. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Wells continues to hit lefties.

  275. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Vernon wells has found his role, pinch hitting against lefty.

  276. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Girardi and some of his scratch your head moves usually cots us 5 or 6 games a season, this is one of them!

  277. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I have adored Joba from jump street. I’ve stuck by him through stick and thin. I love the kid, I love his heart. And I think his stuff is dynamite. But he’s so off it isn’t funny. While I am hoping that whatever it is he figures out, I think he really needs to be out of games for a while. His penchant for giving up runs really hurts the team.

    JMO

  278. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Years from now, a grizzled Joba and Hughes will be riding in boxcars together as a hobo tandem

  279. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan, so nice to see you! I was worried something happened to you.

  280. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Surprised the human hamstring caught that.

  281. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Just please get this run in. We need this one to score. Gimme another run, please.

  282. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    in trenton tonight, andrew clark 3 for 3 plus a walk, 3 rbi, raising his avg. to .500!

  283. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Blue widening the K Zone all the sudden

  284. RhapsodyInBlue June 26th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Hassey maybe next year.

  285. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Get that run in Gardy.

  286. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Here we can get a run on an out, and Gardner swinging for the fences

  287. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Not a strike.

  288. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    that was a strike even though the catcher moved his mitt.

  289. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Ugh! Ichiro, we turn to you.

  290. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Situational hitting is lost on this team.

  291. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    lookin for the ichi power swing again!

  292. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    gardner, join nix in sac fly batting practice tomorrow.

  293. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Yes!!!

  294. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Woooow.

    Win this please.

  295. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Ys guy you called it.

  296. Wang IS Taiwan June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Hi trisha,

    It’s so nice to check in! I miss you guys. Odd how I feel like I “know” some of you. I can’t stick around for the end of the game, but had a few minutes to check in.

    Everyone have a good one!

    Go Yankees! Ichiro ROCKS!

  297. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Such power for a little guy.

    :)

  298. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    he was sitting dead inside and he jumped all over that!

    THAT IS SITUATIONAL HITTING!

  299. pkyankfan69 June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Nice work Ichiro.

    Nice work Jobber…

  300. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Shhhh!

  301. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Ichiro Knew there was NO way the Pitcher wanted to face Cano as the tying run, and that he was gonna get a Fat Ball.

  302. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Lets see what Cano can do

  303. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Hi and bye, Wang. Have a good one.

  304. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan, please come back soon. You’re probably our long lost good luck charm!

  305. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Ichiro has figured out what he has to do to win games for the Yankees. :0

  306. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West June 26th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    ICHI!!! Lets Go RObbie!

  307. Sir Charles June 26th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    no more fatboy on the mound

    they are in the lead without him pitching tonight

    give him a free pass to a cheap buffet and a monthly ticket to the nearest trampoline

  308. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    hope he doesnt get homer happy but that was very needed.

  309. sumo71 June 26th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Ichiro!!!! Damn I hate Joba. Time to package him and Hughes

  310. chicken_stanley June 26th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Ich!! And not a cheapie, either

  311. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Sayonara!

  312. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Washington continues to abuse his bullpen. By Sept it will be absolutely Shot.

  313. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I see Robbie with a weak ground ball to second–no faith

  314. RhapsodyInBlue June 26th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Ichiro. He didn’t come here to play the piano.

  315. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    girardi used wells at the right time and ichiro cashed him in!

    nice work!

  316. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Now that they scored 2 runs let’s bring Joba out for the 8th inning

  317. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Predictable.

  318. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Cotts wanted Nothing to do with Cano.

  319. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    They didn’t pitch to robbie

  320. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    terrible hack

  321. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Cano will never get pitched to in these spots with Hafner and Overbay on deck and stinking it up

  322. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Kill their bp for the quick turnaround tomorrow

  323. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Terrible AB…

  324. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    That’s why they didn’t pitch to Cano

  325. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Maybe they should bat Ichiro 4th. Yeah right..But Hafner and Overbay are killing them in the middle of the order. They both look like they should be on a golf course somewhere.

  326. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    No, Cano won’t be pitched to, but at least he has learned how to take a walk.

  327. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    normal result for hafner against a lefty. an occasional hit now and then is deem acceptable.

  328. Niblick June 26th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    What’s with the stupid double switch? Is Idiot Joe trying to prove how clever he is?

  329. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Oh great Logan…the manager’s other pet.

  330. Jerkface June 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Joba isnt going to Japan. Worse players than him get contracts in the majors.

  331. mick June 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I began to worry when Joba stopped tweeting.

  332. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    This might be the world’s worst double switch….

  333. sumo71 June 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Why take Ichiro out? Arg

  334. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Why did Girardi take out Ichiro?

  335. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I want to see him do well while he wears the tanker uniform but nothing bad moon Boone does will get me to like him

  336. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Taking out Ichiro who just hit a homerun is ridiculous. Girardi thinks he is cool inventing things and doing these stupid things.

  337. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    they want wells to bat instead of romine. the state of the Yankees is in display.

  338. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Ichiro is out of the game. Romine batting in his spot. NO WAY

  339. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Ichiro wanted out because he’s offended by the suggestion that Joba is going to Japan.

  340. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Right in his oddibe mcdowells

  341. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    was ron styfling laughter on his way out there?

  342. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Hassey, LOL.

  343. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Berman: “Looks like it got him in the rib cage. Or below. In a different sort of ribs.”

  344. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Joba couldn’t get out mr. Miyagi

  345. mick June 26th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    joe did the same thing on old timers day.
    keeping romine as far away from an ab as possible.

  346. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    By the mick calendar this is the fifth game of the Yankee season. (He started the season 5 days ago.) At this point our offense is 6, 7, 1, 4 and so far 5.

    Tip of my cap, baby!

    Love our pitching but they’ll give up runs from time to time.

    That said, it ain’t over ’til it’ over.

    GO OFFENSE!!! THANK YOU BOONIE!!!

  347. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    mick, you came in right on time! Our season’s looking good so far!

    :)

  348. chicken_stanley June 26th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Hassey – actually laughing out loud

  349. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Was it really worth it to burn Ichiro to leave Wells in the game?

  350. blake June 26th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Joba is terrible

  351. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    2 straight good outing by logan. next outing should be in blowout games bec. he surely will give up a run whether inherited or not.

  352. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Girardi thinks he is Joe Madden, but most of Madden’s moves work

  353. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    who would you want to bat first wells or romine?

  354. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    fantasy, I always say that Boonie is like the little girl with the curl. Or Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates.

  355. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    They made it close!

  356. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    An RBI single here and I’ll need a new remote

  357. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    cmon strand that guy!

  358. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Hope Cano saw Kinsler run hard out of the box

  359. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Pray to God that Ichiro is alright. That’s all I’m going to say.

  360. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Hope Nix does Not come into play here.

  361. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Romaine looks good back there tonight

  362. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Girardi did the same thing the other day with Ichiro

  363. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    well done, now snatch a win here!

  364. joeman June 26th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Cano for Kinsler..right now

  365. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    by the book manager by Washington, should have left the lefty against overbay. now overbay, make him pay

  366. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    As I said, Washington tearing thru the Pen.

  367. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    So Overbay swings at ball 3…great.

  368. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    If the gecends like this, is it on pettitte, Joba or nix?

  369. chicken_stanley June 26th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Cmon Zolio, swing from the heels

  370. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    c’mon z

  371. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Must be a book on Almonte already

  372. moctezuma June 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    9th looking like Wells, Gonzalez, Gardner

  373. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    “Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    If the gecends like this, is it on pettitte, Joba or ni”
    —————————————————
    first base ump

  374. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I remember Scheppers falling in the draft, I believe because of injury concerns. He’s got big time stuff.

  375. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Donny – when Girardi did it last, was Ichiro tearing up the field? I don’t remember it happening and I’m wondering if it happened at a time when he wasn’t hitting.

    The reason I ask is because I can’t think of any plausible reason for taking Ichiro out and that’s why I’m saying I hope he’s not hurt.

  376. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Drat.

  377. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Well that was a boring inning

  378. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    So thankful that Ron Washington won’t be at the helm for this year’s ASG. It’s Leyland, correct? (I’m pretty sure Detroit made it to the WS last year but not totally sure. It escapes me now.)

  379. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    the Yankees game really depends on their starting pitcher plus Robertson and mo. Maybe Claiborne. But other than that, it is a hit or miss.

  380. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    It feels like we should be winning this game, I must be blocking something out…

  381. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    The reason I ask is because I can’t think of any plausible reason for taking Ichiro out and that’s why I’m saying I hope he’s not hurt.
    ———————————————————————————————-

    The last thing he did was hit a homerun. I don’t think he’s hurt. I think Girardi is just trying to keep Romine as far away from an AB as possible.

  382. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    first base ump
    ————-

    Can someone please tell me what happened in that inning at 1st base? I missed the beginning of the game.

  383. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Ah Minka we hardly knew ye.

  384. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    jacksquat, you may be intuiting some kind of comeback in the bottom of the 9th!

  385. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    On the plus side, we have smacked Nathan around before…

  386. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Ichiro was pulled and Romine batted in his spot Sunday vs TB. Ichi was 1-4 with a SB.

  387. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I didn’t check but it seems like the Yankees have hit Nathan pretty well over the years.

    Maybe we can walk off again!

  388. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    “The last thing he did was hit a homerun. I don’t think he’s hurt. I think Girardi is just trying to keep Romine as far away from an AB as possible.”

    Yeah but is it possible that he did something to himself while running around he bases, twisted his ankle, anything?

    Of course I hope you’re right that it’s nothing physically wrong with Ichiro.

  389. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    just before the beltre double nix threw across to robbie covering first base and the throw pulled him off the bag. the replay showed robbie went and got the ball and chopped his foot back down on the bag and beat teh runner who was called safe.
    beltre doubled him in.

  390. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Damn…that stinks.

  391. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    you dont see that too often.

  392. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I think both guys kind of spooked each other.

  393. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm
    Must be a book on Almonte already

    Either that or K. Long got his hands on him

  394. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Ugh, should have had it, took his eye off it when Zoilo approached.

  395. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Gardner has to come up with that. Long way to go but that’s got to be made in a 1 run 9th inning game.

  396. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    get fat elvis!

  397. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Need a K.

  398. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Adams should bat for Gonzalez in the 9th. You never know he could get lucky, Gonzalez has no chance at the plate.

  399. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Shoddy defense has been the decider in this close game.

  400. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    “just before the beltre double nix threw across to robbie covering first base and the throw pulled him off the bag. the replay showed robbie went and got the ball and chopped his foot back down on the bag and beat teh runner who was called safe.
    beltre doubled him in.”

    Hmmm. I’m calling on baseball god karma then…

  401. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Grrr.

  402. Ys Guy June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    damn

  403. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    trisha-

    I don’t think so. Like someone above said, Girardi did this same thing against Tampa. He’s just trying to get Romine as far from an AB as possible. I don’t like it either but that’s his move.

  404. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Well there goes any chance at this game…

  405. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Meatball pitch.

  406. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks Donny.

  407. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Ys Guy,

    Thanks!!

  408. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Woah Engel Beltre. The Eric Gagne trade keeps on giving to the Rangers :)

  409. jacksquat June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Ffs, you can’t throw that pitch 0-2

  410. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Rangers showing Yanks how to situational hit

  411. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Crap, and we have Hughes tomorrow

  412. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    3 run lead game over Rangers win

  413. bruceb June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Been an uphill struggle all night I’m afraid. Tough to win when your starter gives up four in one inning and your pen can’t keep it at one run.

  414. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “Well there goes any chance at this game…”

    Things happen. 100 times out of 100 Gardner makes that catch. Almonte is still learning left and they probably both feared a collision.

    Well we need more than one walkoff homer. :)

  415. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    The bullpen has been really bad recently. They had a long stretch where they were pretty much perfect so this was going to happen eventually. But with the offense being so bad it really hurts.

  416. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    sac fly. that is how it is done. you can not get a sac fly if you hit the ball on the ground or strikeout.

  417. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Chamberlain gave ‘em 2 runs, and Now Gardner gives ‘em 2

  418. Nick in SF June 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    On the plus side, no many how many times the Rangers pull away, they can only win the game once.

  419. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Really nice throw by Romine.

  420. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    “longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    Crap, and we have Hughes tomorrow”

    I’m thinking that daytime might favor Hughes.

  421. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Another Beltre?

  422. igotid88 June 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Ichiro 3-4 and is out of the game?

  423. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    100 times out of 100 Gardner makes that catch
    ———————————————————————-

    How about 99 out of 100 ;)

  424. TheStraw June 26th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Yankee pitching has been very mediocre tonight…..

  425. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    “But with the offense being so bad it really hurts.”

    Last 5 games – 6, 7, 1, 4 and so far 5.

    Is the offense really so bad? Or you’re not talking about recent games.

    GO YANKS!!!

  426. longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    “longtimefan June 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    Crap, and we have Hughes tomorrow”

    I’m thinking that daytime might favor Hughes.

    I do like your optimism

  427. joecembrale June 26th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Things happen. 100 times out of 100 Gardner makes that catch. Almonte is still learning left and they probably both feared a collision.

    at the game hardy had to catch that ball.

  428. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    “How about 99 out of 100 ;)

    No, 100 out of 100 tells you how much of an aberration that was!

    :D

  429. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Is it me or has our defense been bad lately, even if errors aren’t always charged? Missed dp’s, pb’s, not covering well on bunts, giving away games

  430. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Great swinging at the 1st pitch. Wells knows that he has no chance against a righty.

  431. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Righty on righty, Wells fails, and Ichiro gone

  432. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Romine could have popped up on the 1st pitch. That move didn’t worki.

  433. yankeefeminista June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    First pitch outs. Great. Down to Gardy.

  434. Niblick June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Yes, the offense is really that bad. Also, the pitching and the defense.

  435. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    All I know is Gardner had his mitt on the ball.

  436. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Girardi letting Gonzalez bat in the 9th is beyond ridiculous. He is soooo over matched.

  437. Tar June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Gonzalez has nothing to show for it, but he has hit the ball hard tonight. I really like his defense ( much better than Nix IMO) as well.

  438. Niblick June 26th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Idiot Joe and his idiotic double switch didn’t help matters.

  439. deltajoe June 26th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    With all the talk here and Ichiro would not have gotten up

  440. Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    A 9 pitch save…just sad.

  441. Tyler June 26th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Captain Clutch June 26th, 2013 at 10:32 pm
    Girardi letting Gonzalez bat in the 9th is beyond ridiculous. He is soooo over matched.
    ————————————————————————

    He’s hit the ball hard both AB’s I’ve seen tonight…

  442. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Love Joba but he really has been getting tattooed lately. Figure it out but don’t throw him back in the fire. If he’s giving up runs every outing, something isn’t right.

  443. fantasygame101 June 26th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    wells over romine against a righty. that is how bad romine is. Alberto Gonzales hitting instead of adams, that is how bad adams is for a long time now. That is your bench folks.

  444. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Hassey – D hasn’t really been great at most positions all year.

  445. Hassey June 26th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Nathan to be fresh as a daisy tomorrow

  446. Niblick June 26th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Closing in on .500. Next stop, last place.

  447. DONNYBROOK June 26th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    At least they ran thru their Pen

  448. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 26th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    So we turn the page and look forward to tomorrow’s game, grateful that the offense at least turned in 5 runs. I believe that’s over the league average.

  449. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    :arrow:

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