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Yankees postgame: Hughes deserved better

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Podcast on Jun 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Phil HughesPhil Hughes got back on track, allowing two runs and five hits across eight innings. And yet he still lost for the fifth time in his last six decisions and fell to 3-7 overall.

“He pitched way too good to get a loss,” Lyle Overbay said.

Hughes had seven days between starts and he put them to good use, working on mechanical issues and taking a step back to collect himself.

“I just felt like the last week or so really helped me,” Hughes said, “just to kind of gather my thoughts for a few days and work on some things on the side. I felt like I had better plan and better mechanics and threw the ball pretty good. … Whenever you’re trying to get through some rough stretches, it helps just to take a deep breath.”

There had been chatter about Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda waiting in the wings with Hughes struggling. But this isn’t his first bout with inconsistency.

“I don’t let the talk creep into my head,” Hughes said.

The Yankees are just 12-18 over the last 30 games, and the sporadic offense has obviously contributed. The Yankees were shut out for the seventh time, including three times this month. They were blanked only six times all of last season.

This time, Derek Holland shut them out on two hits. Do you know when the previous time was that a Rangers pitcher shut the Yankees out on two or less hits? That would be never. It hadn’t happened since the franchise moved from Washington to Texas in 1972. Joe Coleman last did it for the Senators on July 19, 1969.

“I believe we’re capable of scoring runs,” Joe Girardi said.

With this group?

“I think we can, but time will tell,” Girardi said.

On the rehab front, Derek Jeter actually drove Alex Rodriguez after their workout from Steinbrenner Field to the nearby minor-league complex, according to The Associated Press. Jeter ran outside for the first time since the second ankle fracture was discovered in April and reported no problems. The AP report stated that A-Rod took simulated at-bats. ESPNNewYork.com reported that Rodriguez basically told the Yankees Wednesday that he wasn’t sure when or if he will be back this season. But Jeter gave a positive review in the AP report.

“He looked good,” Jeter said. “Alex works extremely hard. He’s working hard now to come back.”

Jeter wouldn’t label A-Rod a distraction.

“Why would he be a distraction?” Jeter asked.

Francisco Cervelli, according to the AP, has been doing his hitting indoors. Curtis Granderson is doing range-of-motion exercises. No swinging yet. A minor-leaguer took a swing, though, launching a homer in batting practice that deflected off the clubhouse roof and hit Granderson’s car.

Photo by The Associated Press.

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104 Responses to “Yankees postgame: Hughes deserved better”

  1. Frankg June 27th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Hughes pitched well. Hopefully he keeps it up. We need everyone doing their part.

  2. Dumper Pumper Jr June 27th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Maybe Nunez and his Brignac like offense will help some.

  3. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    the offense needs a lot of help. realization of a problem is the first step to a solution.

  4. yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Huuuughes ! Guess Derek likes Alex better than Cash does. ;)

  5. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Yes, we can probably eliminate Derek from the list of suspected Yankee shills. ;)

  6. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    It’s hard to image a discussion of shills for a team loaded with top young talent. When do we get back to that?

  7. blake June 27th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Tom,

    Thanks….that pretty much jives with what I’ve read. Never done a brisket….my try one this weekend

  8. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I don’t know if wordpress has one of those emoticons where the little yellow face is shaking its head in disbelief.

  9. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Emoticons are overrated and overused.

  10. Yankee Trader June 27th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Good evening. I’m only on for a short time but I thought this funny from SB Nation this evening on ARod.

    ” It has been noted many times (not least by me) that for all of the anger the Yankees seem to feel towards Rodriguez, they have nobody to blame but themselves for their present predicament. When a player who is about to be 32 announces that he’s opting out of the last three years of his contract and will become a free agent unless you give him a 10-year deal worth $275 million, you simply say, “Thanks for doing us a big favor,” tip your cap, and throw a party.”

  11. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    So are the SMH and QFT acronyms, but you see ‘em all the time on here. What to do?

  12. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Removing the obscenity filter might help?

    SMH

    :P

  13. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    The Yankees are talking to third baseman Ian Stewart about a minor-league deal, Buster Olney tweets.

    Stewart was finally released by the Cubs because — wait for it — he went on a Twitter rant. The Cubs first suspended him for 10 games. ESPN Chicago wrote:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....an-stewart

  14. Frankg June 27th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Stewart is a left-handed batter that may prove useful. Adams needs more time in the minors and no one in S/W can help now. Not sure about A-Rod and Mustelier.

    I am more positive on Nunez that some people. He did fine in the playoffs last year and has good speed. I think his hitting was negatively affected this year by the pressure to prove his defensive ability, which he did. Let’s see what develops.

    PS. It sounds to me like A-Rod and the Yankees are in co-hoots to get him disabled. This drama we’re seeing could be a cover.

  15. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    …and to think there was those who thought the Red Sox would struggle for offense this year. They score more runs in one inning than we do in a normal week. Shame it had to be against the Wangster.

  16. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    WORST record since 1992.

  17. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    there were those. My bad.

  18. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Stewart hsn’t been good v. RHP since 2010.

    The Yankees have already filled their bad hitting Stewart quota.

  19. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Stewart, well above average glove, well above power to right. Platoon him

  20. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    So, the Yanks have issues with a player because of his PED use and tweeting, then they are interested in Ruiz and Stewart… :???:

  21. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Based on what, Pat?

    .207 .315 .371 .686 v. RHP in 2012 (his last year the ML)

  22. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Rich in NJ…..He was returning from a serious wrist injury and some think he came back too soon… Truth is he’s at least a look at. Are the other options at third really better ??? He could be a good platoon option at 3rd who just might prosper playing in the AL smaller ballpark ( right field demensions )

  23. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    The organization seems quick to adapt to the modern world.

  24. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Maybe it’s really about THE MONEY.

  25. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Pat

    IMO, they need to stick it out with Adams, if they have any belief in him at all. This is what development sometimes entails. He’s 26. So if he can’t trust him now, why even have him in the organization?

  26. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    igotid88 June 27th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Another good start from Hughes. Yes he got some help in the 3rd. But that makes up for other games where things didn’t go his way. Second straight start with 0 run support
    ———————————————
    Yes a good start from Hughes today, but you should mention that in his prior start he let in 5 earned runs in only 6 innings. Sometimes run support won’t fix an outing like that.
    —-

    Yea but this is his 5th start where got little support.

    —————————————————-

    His ERA in games where the teams scores 2 or less runs is 5.88, which is a full run worse then his full year ERA (4.82 after today).
    ——

    A lot of that is the 7er .2ip against Seattle. They average 2.75 runs when he gives up 2er or less this season
    ———————————————————

    You can’t discount the 7 ER in 2/3 because he gave them up.

    Hmmmmmmm,

    The team scores more runs then Phil gives up, yet he only has three wins this year

  27. mick June 27th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Nick -
    Did Pruf ever thank you for the beer offer?

  28. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Rich in NJ……They don’t have the faith in him at thirdbase at least. It also appears that the Front Office is still bent on winning this season and regardless what is being played out in the NY media, Alex will be back by late July, early August if they’re still in the hunt for October. Yanks will sign Stewart and if he gets off to a good start at AAA he’ll be in The Bronx after 15-20 games

  29. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Yanks will sign Stewart and if he gets off to a good start at AAA he’ll be in The Bronx after 15-20 games

    ——————————————-
    After putting up a .657 OPS in the PCL can we reasonable expect he’ll inprove when he plays in Scranton?

  30. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    *reasonably

  31. blake June 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    One Stewie is more than enough Stewies

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Huuuughes ! Guess Derek likes Alex better than Cash does. ;)
    ////

    Guess he likes Alex better than he likes Cash, but we already knew that from the Jorge nonsense.

    Derek has a way of steering clear of the lower vibrations and sticking to baseball, but if he should decide to even take a “subtle” stand here, Cash and his minions are finished. Can you imagine them winning a PR war against Derek Jeter in this town? Of course, Derek won’t go there, but O, if he saw fit…

    Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!

    Hughes’ main problem is timing. He’s a developing youngish pitcher at age 27. Some around here behave as though he’s 37. He may be finished as a Yankee, but his career is hardly finished. Very nice outing today, against a potent lineup.

    What fun it was to watch Profar today.

  33. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Pat

    If they are bent on winning this season, why did they go into the season with Stewart and Cervelli rather than Martin or AJP or even Ross?

    Why did they think Wells would be something he has’t been in almost forever.

    Why did they think Youk would be stay healthy?

    (These points are rhetorical; I’m not saying you supported them.)

    The cost of their being bent always seems to be on the backs of young players, which is why I have lost faith in their judgment.

  34. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Incidentally, I really really really resent being implicated as a fan, as though I have to choose between my team and a player on my team.

    It is not, nor it cannot, come to good.

  35. jskwrite June 27th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I really think this is the point where treading water like they’ve been doing is going to end and the team can either start playing well or fall apart. They need to decide if it’s worth saving or not. They’ve already completely destroyed Betances and Adams trade value, so other than the young catchers, it’s pretty slim pickings on the high level. Maybe this year is the year they start selling. Joba.. Hughes… Granderson (once he’s healthy of course)… NL West teams must be drooling over Hughes in their big parks against pitcher-included lineups, but not willing to pay much for him now. There’s a lot of valuable guys to have who have low value now (Pineda! Nova, to a lesser extent, Nunez) … really thinking a minor sell off is the way to go moving a starting pitcher.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I agree with Rich in NJ that Adams has hardly had a reasonable trial at 3B.

    He nearly hit one out the other way today. He just needs to relax. Of course, I welcome Alex back in a NY minute, but we’ll have to see if there is any future there as an infielder.

    Almonte nearly pulled one into the LF seats himself; you’ll get to see his RH power if they leave him be.

  37. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Of course, JAP, if Alex is permitted back and is ready to play, no matter what Adams does, he would play less or not at all.

  38. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Rich in NJ……What I see or what I think I see, is the NY Yankees Front Office trying to reinvent their version of the circle jerk. For a upper level organization in professional sports, I can’t recall in recent times how rudderless their view of the future has been since winning the 2009 World Series beyond a few nice additions ( Granderson / Pineda ) The futures for this organization looks bare and bleak. We along with several here were hoping for a different approach back in the winter on 2011 and then of course 2012

  39. David June 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Just stopped by read the blog and saw ‘Phil deserved better’ and that really pisses me off- the Fans have deserved better most of the times he’s pitched, the other players deserved better from him, and the team and fans deserved better from the front office this past season. Ok, mini-rant over

  40. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    They’ve already completely destroyed Betances and Adams trade value, so other than the young catchers, it’s pretty slim pickings on the high level.
    ///

    Betances has been devastating for a decent stretch now, going back to early this season. He’s basically back to throwing strikes and when he does this, he’s virtually unhittable; no one in the system even touches him.

  41. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    How did Cashman miss out on Marlon Byrd? Could have done a job for us.

  42. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Spot on, Pat.
    _

    I am not saying that Adams can ever be Pedroia, but here is Pedroia after 144 AB

    .188 .278 .278 .556

    Adams can and will improve with patience.

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Rich, of course.

  44. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    tbone1750
    Hughes has the worst run support of any NY starter this season. Not saying that would change much but that is a fact.

  45. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Adams can hit. He’s just green at the MLB level. Unfortunately, Cashman has so neglected the lineup in recent years, that each AB is like a time bomb ticking with the young guys.

  46. fantasygame101 June 27th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    when will chad title be “THE YANKEES FANS DESERVE BETTER”

  47. Hankflorida June 27th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I have been a Yankee fan for seventy five years, and during that time I have witnessed two periods of drought from October baseball; one was known as “The Horace Clarke Era” where the Yankees did not replace their aging players in time and the other was the years that Mattingly played where money failed to buy championship players. My concern is that we may be slipping into those dark ages without postseason play, and I am hoping that management will not abide by the cap and put the big bucks into the capable hands of Gene Michael who can try to emulate those championship years of the nineties.

  48. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I like Adams and I want to see him get 50 games to see what he can do. Stewart is a low risk possible high risk lefthanded power hitter as a platoon or a lefthand hitting option. Truth is I though Stewart was going to be a good big league ballplayer. He had MLB power while in HS. Many NCAA D1 schools liked him as a pitcher. Threw much harder than Kennedy while at La Quinta HS

  49. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I know Phil has been disappointing at times. It looked like the slider was going to get him to the next level and it fades in and out on him, like Esmerelda in those old Bewitched episodes.

    But I can’t overlook the irony in here when people carry on about HRs given up by Hughes in Yankee Stadium, yet they have talked themselves into the flawed strategy that we can somehow get away with this dreadful offense and be the San Francisco Giants East in our ballpark, because of pitching.

    That’s the Cashman paradigm, unfortunately, we don’t play our home games in CitiField and power RHPs who are flyball pitchers are going to give up HRs in Yankee Stadium, even if they build up impressive K counts.

    I am not sure how these people reconcile the two things.

  50. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    We nee an Andew Friedman clone.

  51. blake June 27th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    @BiIIMurray: The problem with the world is that the intillegent people are full of doubts and the stupid ones are full of confidence.

    I think bill Murray is my favorite follow on twitter…..

  52. blake June 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Rich in NJ says:
    June 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    We nee an Andew Friedman clone.

    Id rather have a mike trout clone

  53. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    “Adams can hit. He’s just green at the MLB level. Unfortunately, Cashman has so neglected the lineup in recent years, that each AB is like a time bomb ticking with the young guys.”

    Yep and Joe doesn’t help that by avoiding Adams and Romine’s AB’s like the plague any opportunity he gets.

    It would be one thing if it was to get Jeter, or Alex or someone who is actually good in there, but thats not the case. I mean does it really matter if Nix or Wells or Stewie gets an extra AB?

    Case in point that double switch last night.

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Hankflorida, seems that Stick is enjoying his dotage just fine and does not care to be the heavy. I could be wrong on that, but that’s the impression I get.

    I wonder how much of a voice he has, any way. It seems Eppler is the driver of “talent” exchanges. At least, Cashman reportedly does nothing without significant Eppler weigh-in.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    It would be one thing if it was to get Jeter, or Alex or someone who is actually good in there, but thats not the case. I mean does it really matter if Nix or Wells or Stewie gets an extra AB?
    ////

    Tar, frustrating/puzzling. Let’s see how long they actually stick with Zoilo.

  56. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    tbone1750
    Hughes has the worst run support of any NY starter this season. Not saying that would change much but that is a fact.

    ——————–
    ROI,

    That’s true, but he also has the worst ERA on the starting staff.

  57. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Tar……Until the dudes sporting Brook Brother suits call and tell Joe Giradi to stop worrying about winning games but rather let’s focus on the future, Giradi is going to do what he can or at least thinks what can secure him a Win . As SJ use to preach, The NY Yankees are in the business of winning baseball games. Bottom Line

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    blake June 27th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    @BiIIMurray: The problem with the world is that the intillegent people are full of doubts and the stupid ones are full of confidence.

    I think bill Murray is my favorite follow on twitter…..
    //

    I don’t remember if I told this story here, but a good friend of mine, an elderly gentleman who rhapsodizes about Dimaggio whenever we get together, came across Murray in New York one day. My friend’s a “character” actor who gets “extra” work and less frequently, bit parts, whenever they need a silver haired New York Italian type :D. He does not know Murray, so this had nothing to do with familiarity or SAG meetings.

    He recognized Murray and nodded to him, and Murray ran up to him, went into a jig, grabbed my pal by the arm and started dancing with him; my friend fell in step with Murray (he used to own a nightclub and was a “big band” front man and jazz drummer in his early years, and he has great moves himself).

    The did this for several turns in this little park in the West Village near a restaurant he eventually went into.

    That was it.

  59. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    tbone1570

    That’s obvious but that wasn’t the subject of the discussion. If I read the post correctly you were talking about run support.

  60. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Pat M

    I really do get that, but like I said is Stewart or Nix or Wells etc really giving him that much more of a chance?

    This game is all about confidence, and their manager shows them very little

  61. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    The game is all about winning and while I take your point about trying to build a younger player’s confidence, players also have to earn their manager’s trust.

    Adams isn’t playing because he’s another Trout or Harper. He’s playing, quite frankly, because we have nobody else with ARod and Youkilis out injured.

  62. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    tbone1570

    That’s obvious but that wasn’t the subject of the discussion. If I read the post correctly you were talking about run support.
    —————————

    The initial conversation (with igotid88) was centered around him saying that all (or most) of Hughes’ woes are due to lack of run support. He blamed his previos loss (when Hughes gave up 5 ER in 6 innings) on lack of run support.

  63. yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Kim austin austinmom03
    COME ON YANKEE NATION!!!RT @trevwolff: Vote for Tyler Austin #yankees #milb

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/.....d=tw_share
    ____
    Vote Austin to the Futures Game. Fan votes are the only way for him to make it. Keep in mind that he hits in a pitcher’s park, and is hitting .293/.392/.459 on the road. Vote Austin.

  64. austinmac June 27th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    JAP,

    Good story. I also enjoyed your Esmerelda reference. I compared my wife to Aunt Clara the other day(and survived).

  65. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Yankee Trader June 27th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Good evening. I’m only on for a short time but I thought this funny from SB Nation this evening on ARod.

    ” It has been noted many times (not least by me) that for all of the anger the Yankees seem to feel towards Rodriguez, they have nobody to blame but themselves for their present predicament. When a player who is about to be 32 announces that he’s opting out of the last three years of his contract and will become a free agent unless you give him a 10-year deal worth $275 million, you simply say, “Thanks for doing us a big favor,” tip your cap, and throw a party.”
    ///

    They probably could have signed him for less…. The Alex stuff does take the focus away from the moribund offense…

  66. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    amac, I always liked Aunt Clara. She was such a decent hearted witch.

    Maurice Evans and Andora going head to head, though, was probably my favorite.

  67. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Yankeefem – I’ll vote a few times for him :).

    Hey, Carmen Angellini looked very smooth at SS in the Pineda game and had strong, accurate throws. That pitcher, though, was just getting clobbered by everyone in the lineup, just about.

  68. RadioKev June 27th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Blake,

    That ain’t the real Bill Murray, but it’s still a good quote.

  69. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    JAP….Always dug Bewitch. ME TV has all the shows from the 70′s, 60′s even the 50′s for those old enough. No Man From UNCLE though. Whispers are that The Phils are getting ready to open for business in a few weeks

  70. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Knicks pass on Cal’s Allen Crabbe

  71. yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Nicholas Flammia ?@nflammia 5m
    Peter O’Brien gives the @TampaYankees a 3-2 win over the @daytonacubs in game 2 of the DH with a walk-off home run over the left field wall.

  72. yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Dylan Bundy@Dylan_Bundy 16m
    Surgery went well, thank you all for prayers! Can’t wait to start this process and get back out there!!!!!
    ___
    Good for him. Heal well, Dylan.

  73. blake June 27th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    “That ain’t the real Bill Murray, but it’s still a good quote.”

    I wasn’t sure…..he’s got over 100k followers and days stuff I could imagine the real one saying…..he’s funny nontheless

  74. yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Yankeefem – I’ll vote a few times for him .
    _____
    Nice to see him make it. He’s had very good AB’s lately. Especially that is in NY and being televised. Plus De Paula needs a fellow Yankee at the game.

  75. Tar June 27th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    “The game is all about winning and while I take your point about trying to build a younger player’s confidence, players also have to earn their manager’s trust.”

    Like I said to Pat M I get that the winning part. But we are talking about career back-ups or someone like Wells ,how much more of a chance are they giving you? I could see if it was someone good on the bench but being held back, but that isn’t the case. We can struggle just as easily with Romine and Adams and Almonte.

    As for earning the managers trust, like J Alfred pointed every AB is like a ticking time bomb for these guys. The Yankees talked up a big game about defense first…. well Romine is a s good if not better than Stewart.Even though It must be especially hard to play as infrequent as he does. And even though Adams is fairly new to 3b, I still like him there more than I do Nix.

    Romine is not playing enough to get into any kind of groove. Adams is pressing maybe in part because he’s playing out of position. Almonte will struggle, it’s just a matter of when.

    Just let them play until the reinforcements come back.

  76. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    So much for Donnie Baseball getting the ax in LA.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    We watch the reruns once in awhile on Youtube.

    The show I thought lost a little steam when Dick Sargent replaced Dick York, who was a better comic actor IMO. Also, the first Gladys Kravitz was better.
    ///

    Yankeefem – I fear we’ve lost Letang.

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Yeah I voted for Austin like 80x. Kind of defeats the idea of these things, but WTH :)

  79. jskwrite June 27th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Betances value is killed because he’s now a non-closer middle reliever. Who’s going to over pay for a middle reliever in AAA?

  80. blake June 27th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Rival exec: #Dodgers “front-runner” for Nolasco; sources say other teams still involved. Story with @jonmorosi. http://t.co/IlgMmjXMIo

  81. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    tbone

    tbone

    “The team scores more runs then Phil gives up, yet he only has three wins this year”

    1. Looking at Hughes’ run support that does not appear to be true.

    2. Re-reading igotid88′s post he simply made the statement that it was Hughes’ second strait start where they scored 0 runs. I don’t see where he was blaming the lack of runs on his troubles.

    3. The only thing that could be affected is Hughes’ win/loss record.

  82. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    jskite,they have another option; they could use him instead of deal him ;)

  83. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    The Yankees shouldn’t do two things: 1) trade high end young talent unless it’s for an impact offensive player under 28; and 2) trade for another starting pitcher for even mid-level talent, unless they are trading another starting bat for a young bat.

  84. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I missed the last part of the game this afternoon

    Tell me guys- was Holland able to go the full 18?

  85. Run it Out June 27th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Hassey

    Unfortunately not necessary

  86. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    “Knicks pass on Cal’s Allen Crabbe”

    1st pick of the 2nd round.

  87. pat June 27th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    NYDNSports #Nets agree to trade with #Celtics for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry

  88. yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Yankeefem – I fear we’ve lost Letang.
    ___
    They’re only .5 mill apart. Just don’t know if Shero will bite on the NTC. But we are so close; hopefully, they do the right thing.

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock June 27th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    yankeefeminista June 27th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Yankeefem – I fear we’ve lost Letang.
    ___
    They’re only .5 mill apart. Just don’t know if Shero will bite on the NTC. But we are so close; hopefully, they do the right thing.
    ///

    26 years old, at his position, with his skillset, and a rare right-handed shot who can play the offpoint and get it through the box on his forehand to Malkin/Crosby in the offwing circle and also get return pass for one-timer.

    No brainer.

    Let’s hope Shero doesn’t get all cranky about the NTC and lose him over that. I am hoping Lemieux prevails in this.

  90. tbone1570 June 27th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Re-reading igotid88?s post he simply made the statement that it was Hughes’ second strait start where they scored 0 runs. I don’t see where he was blaming the lack of runs on his troubles.

    ————————————–

    Igotid88 is a Hughes fan who constantly comments on here that Hughes is better then his numbers for various reasons like,1) his defenders don’t make plays in back of him, 2)the umpire squeezes him, and 3)he isn’t given a fair chance. He once responded to me that Hughes ERA would be better except for the fact that Girardi doesn’t let him pitch deep into the game.

    Instead of just commenting on Hughes good game today, he brings up the run support from the previous game, even Hughes let in 5 er’s in 6 innings.

  91. Pat M. June 27th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Rich in NJ….Hardaway is a good pick, although Crabbe is going to be sensational in the NBA

  92. I Am Winning June 27th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    This might be the 2nd time in 5 years the Yankees haven’t made the playoffs. Have the Yankees front office lost their touch?

    I really wish baseball fans, and more importantly Yankee fans, bought the team. If I were an owner, I would be all about the business and logistics aspect of it. But as a fan, I like George’s ‘screw the business, let’s make the playoffs, and the business aspect will follow’, attitude.

  93. Tyler June 27th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Crabbe can shoot the lights out of the arena. I think Hardaway will be solid too. So stoked for Anthony Bennett though. Going to be a huge boost to UNLV recruiting. Pretty weak draft for him to go #1 though, lol.

  94. CompassRosy June 28th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....-sign.html

    It’s been months since we’ve heard significant news on Cuban defectors Dariel Alvarez and Aledmys Diaz, but MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez writes that Alvarez has been cleared by the Commissioner’s Office to sign with a Major League team. He has actually been cleared to sign for several months, but the process has been slowed by a change in agents. Diaz, according to a separate tweet from Sanchez, will not be eligible for free agency until next February.

    The Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Royals, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Padres and Yankees were among the teams in attendance for an Alvarez showcase in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. yesterday, according to Sanchez. The Marlins did not attend his workout despite its proximity to Miami, which gels with reports from the offseason that the Marlins weren’t interested.

  95. UnKnown June 28th, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Mick needs to start the season over again it looks like :roll:
    (For those that dont know Mick started the season last friday) Since then we have a .500 record and averaging less than four runs a game. Just like we have been doing for two months now. You are what the stats say you are no matter how ridiculous you try and want to convince yourself otherwise.

  96. Triple Short of a Cycle June 28th, 2013 at 3:40 am

    The Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox, Royals, Mariners, Diamondbacks, Padres and Yankees were among the teams in attendance for an Alvarez showcase in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. yesterday, according to Sanchez.

    ———————————–

    Why would the Yankees be there? It’s not like they are going to bid on him

  97. GregD June 28th, 2013 at 6:40 am

    The Yankees lost yesterday but yet the sun did come up this morning……

  98. ron June 28th, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Corey hart,and morse would look pretty good in this lineup.
    With arod,jeter,granderson,cervelli coming back,it would be a sick lineup.

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