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Game 107: Yankees at Dodgers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 31, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (55-51)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Vernon Wells RF
Brent Lillibridge 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C
Hiroki Kuroda P

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-6, 2.51)
Kuroda vs. Dodgers

DODGERS (57-48)
Carl Crawford LF
Yasil Puig RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Andre Ethier CF
A.J. Ellis C
Skip Schumaker 2B
Juan Uribe 3B
Clayton Kershaw P

LHP Clayton Kershaw (10-6, 1.96)
Kershaw vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: It’s a really nice day here in L.A. A perfect day to do nothing.

UMPIRES: HP CB Bucknor, 1B Quinn Wolcott, 2B Dale Scott, 3B Bill Miller

HIRO WORSHIP (TAKE ONE): Hiroki Kuroda is undefeated in July, going 3-0 in four starts with a 0.69 ERA. With tonight’s start he will look to improve to 6-0 in 10 July starts in two seasons with the Yankees (went 2-0 in five July starts in 2012). He has allowed more than two runs just once over his last eight starts.

HIRO WORSHIP (TAKE TWO): Kuroda has made seven scoreless starts this season, tied for most in the Majors with Pittsburgh’s Jeff Locke.

HIRO WORSHIP (TAKE THREE): Kuroda has made 100 consecutive starts without making a fielding error. He last made an error on July 7, 2010 with the Dodgers against Florida.

UPDATE, 10:32 p.m.: Back-to-back singles off Clayton Kershaw by Vernon Wells and Brent Lillibridge. Yes, really.

UPDATE, 11:09 p.m.: Through three innings, Kuroda is matching Kershaw.

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: The Dodgers second hit of the game prompts Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” to play here at Dodger Stadium. Andy McCullough is now singing it right next to me while Bryan Hoch begs him to stop. Seriously. That’s what I’m dealing with right now.

UPDATE, 11:59 p.m.: Kershaw and Kuroda are both just terrific. Amazing how good Kuroda’s been for two years now. And this is an awfully dangerous lineup. His challenge is certainly greater than Kershaw’s tonight.

UPDATE, 12:01 a.m.: Well that was a bad move by Gonzalez.

UPDATE, 12:21 a.m.: Kuroda was getting hit a little bit in the seventh, and the Yankees pinch hit for him here in the eighth. Melky Mesa, of all people, singled off Kershaw to put two on with two outs for the top of the order. Up to Brett Gardner now to give the Yankees a lead. Kuroda was outstanding.

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419 Responses to “Game 107: Yankees at Dodgers”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    GO YANKS!!! GO HIROKI!!! GO M’S!!!

  2. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    GO MLB!!!

  3. Hans Davenport July 31st, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    GO YANKS!!! GO HIROKI!!! GO M’S!!!

    I’ll bet you are as fat as a hog from eating all that Godiva, aren’t you psycho lady?

  4. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Hans apparently she’s really attractive according to our resident hacker.

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    “Bud Selig promoted steroid use by promoting the Mcgwire and Sosa HR chase!”

    I won’t fight this notion a bit. But that has absolutely nothing to do with what is going on now since it was Congress who put Bud’s back to the wall with the threat of coming up with its own drug policy for MLB and taking away MLB’s antitrust agreement. One of the last things Bud said publicly to the Congressional hearing committee in 2008 is that he would investigate all instances of steroids use. Bosch has been pretty public.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Bustero, let him keep it up. He’ll be out on his ass!

    :)

    Sounds just like West Coast Sux fan, doesn’t he? I bet it is. His day are numbered. Let him live them out on wretchedness.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    And Bustero, factually speaking, I am not hard on the eyes.

  8. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    :)

  9. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    off to a rockin great start.

  10. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    picture!

  11. fantasygame101 July 31st, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    if the Astros can score 11 runs, we can score at least 6 even against Kershaw.

  12. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Hans please.

    I know verbal jabs have been thrown from both sides. But please do your best to try to avoid the juvenile verbal jousting crap, it leads no where.

  13. balotin July 31st, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Buck Showalter today said he is upset with the competitive imbalance that would occur if Arod goes off the Yankees books. He said the Yankees will use that money to become predators. “If Bud lets them get away with that, they’re under the luxury tax,” Showalter told USA TODAY Sports. “If they can reset, they can spend again and I guarantee you in two years Matt Wieters is in New York.’
    Wieters, the Orioles catcher, would be eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, though it’s likely the Orioles would attempt to sign the 27-year-old to an extension in the meantime.

    Maybe this could be a good thing.

  14. MG July 31st, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I’ve never really seen Kershaw pitch before except for a few highlights.

    He is really, really good, what a breaking ball, reminiscent (but not quite as good) as Sandy Koufax’s…

  15. Against All Odds July 31st, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    But there are people here who don’t merely want to see him punished, they want to see him destroyed. They want to see him crushed.

    —————————–

    Everyone needs a villain

  16. fantasygame101 July 31st, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    if arod money come off in 2014, the Yankees can sign McCann so buc, you can have weiters.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Hans, I agree with Tar. Be the bigger person. Ugliness cannot hide itself, no need to call it out.

  18. Against All Odds July 31st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I thought everyone called a truce.

  19. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Buck is really obsessed with the Yanks. It’s almost scary.

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Tar – he can’t help himself. One night here he pledged with tears in his eyes to stay away from the reference to “psychotropic meds” and calling me Annie Wilkes and the like. Within a few days it had turned to Priscilla of the Pinstripes, and tonight it’s references to bi-polar meds.

    I would bet my last dollar it’s that loser West Coast Sux Fan. He was the same way. He absolutely could not help himself and made constant references to my eating. It used to be cookies, he’s now switched it to chocolate. It’s all good. He’ll once again usher himself off here.

  21. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Yes yes. McCann > Weiters.

    Shin Soo Choo too please.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Odds, I don’t believe that everyone needs that. But I understand what you are saying. Nice pitch.

  23. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    “Ugliness cannot hide itself, no need to call it out.” he says, looking into a mirror.

  24. fantasygame101 July 31st, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Buck has an ill feeling bec. he was let go when they are about to be very good. I wonder what his feeling toward the dbacks.

  25. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    we have enough outfielders. We need a new third baseman.

  26. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    So when does the Yankee game start? :neutral:

    I am starving myself so that I can celebrate a Kuroda victory with ramen tonight, you’re welcome. Let’s get the win!

  27. MG July 31st, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Puig is really good with electric skills but he’s going to start getting pitched with 1st pitch junk and as long as he keeps chasing it his stats will decline down to a normal level.

    Success in the major leagues is always defined by the ability to adjust, Andy did it to him last night after he hit that shot off the center field wall and Kuroda is following the same pattern.

  28. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Trish

    You have lobbed some doozies his way as well. I’m not getting into who started what first, except to say he started it first on this game thread and I’m asking him to stop.

    I do agree the whole med thing, ( which seems to be a recurring theme) is way over the top.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    “I thought everyone called a truce.”

    Read my 10:20 post. West Coast has never been able to help himself once he starts with the insults. His days are numbered. You know Chad will bounce him for the constant insults.

    Prufrock wouldn’t know a truce if it hit him in the face. He’s much more interested in trashing anyone who can’t see the “truth” through his eyes.

    :roll:

  30. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    can we end this game of name calling and get back to baseball and how much the yankees are in deep doo doo.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    “You have lobbed some doozies his way as well”

    Totally in self defense, counselor. And I will continue to do that until he’s escorted off.

  32. Against All Odds July 31st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Prufrock wouldn’t know a truce if it hit him in the face. He’s much more interested in trashing anyone who can’t see the “truth” through his eyes.

    ————————————–

    I bet if you two met each other in real you would end the battle going on.

  33. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    soriano is a sucker for those low fastballs.

  34. Against All Odds July 31st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Be careful again

  35. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    NO COMPASSION, WAH WAH WAH!!!!

    TOTALLY PREDICTABLE, HMPH! HMPH! HMPH!

    What a joke.

  36. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    “Totally in self defense, counselor. And I will continue to do that until he’s escorted off.”

    You have taken the art of self defense and elevated it to a form that perhaps the Dept. of Defense should investigate.

    Now chill out.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Against – I like you. You are a good person, and real.

    That’s all I have to say.

    Back to baseball.

    ;)

  38. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I have never seen Kershaw pitch before but I would assume the approach is to swing early in the count at his fastball.

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    “You have taken the art of self defense and elevated it to a form that perhaps the Dept. of Defense should investigate.

    Now chill out.”

    It’s called nobody puts trisha in a corner. Certainly not some of the overblown pissants here!

    :D

  40. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Odds, I respectfully ask you to not speculate on who I would or would not find common ground with here. A line was crossed a long time ago, especially regarding treatment of my friends here. Thanks for understanding and now, onto the game!

  41. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    trisha is a bit fiery today… let’s hope the yanks have some of that…

    (I seriously doubt it tho)

  42. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    another hit would be nice… like a homer…

  43. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Imagine Trisha after drinking a mug of coffee.

  44. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    So far, so good. As long as Clayton’s feeling generous, we might as well get some runs. There’s probably a correction coming.

  45. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I saw a bumper sticker on the way home, it was simple, but it struck a chord with me.

    It said simply “mean people suck”.

    Now back to baseball.

  46. Against All Odds July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    @ I understand just you know at some point you realize life is short and some grudges if not let go then at a meeting of the minds should take place.

  47. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Big spot for the manager’s favorite players

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Against, I would never be friends with someone who’d give up seasons tickets like a spiteful child because his favorite 2-month player wasn’t retained.

    But thanks for trying.

    Now, onto the game!

  49. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Imagine Pruf on acid.

  50. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    CR

    You’re not off to a good start, maybe you’re tired again.

  51. mnmboys July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Nix sux.

  52. blake July 31st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Baseball player nixy of course pops up

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Sunny and Bustero – it must be the Godiva. For real. I’m pretty caffeine free otherwise!

  54. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    What a surprise…Nix is a terrible hitter to begin with but activating him after 3 rehab games or so made absolutely no sense.

  55. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    couldn’t even hit it hard enough for a sac fly… typical

  56. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Thank god nix is back

  57. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Now imagine Nick in SF after eating at a Mexican restaurant.

  58. blake July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    “I’ve never really seen Kershaw pitch before except for a few highlights.”

    You’re in for a treat ….he’s awesome ….of course hopefully he won’t be so awesome tonight ….best curveball in baseball probably

  59. MG July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Nix is at a disadvantage because he’s missed a bunch of games but it’s too late in the season to allow him time to get back to his usual mediocre self.

    I’d have Nunez at 3rd starting on Friday, let his defense take him out of the lineup if necessary but until then they need his bat.

  60. Against All Odds July 31st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    Against, I would never be friends with someone who’d give up seasons tickets like a spiteful child because his favorite 2-month player wasn’t retained.

    But thanks for trying.

    Now, onto the game!

    ——————–

    He still roots for the team though. There were Yankee fans that left the team when George took over.

    Yes back to the game.

  61. GregD July 31st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    i hope we can squeak one out tonight

  62. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    trisha – I’m not. caffeine is the only think keeping me away to watch this game… none of the players are certainly making it worth while.

  63. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I never even saw the ” be careful again” so maybe you got angry for nothing.

  64. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    of course. Good job offense. way to not push a run across. pathetic.

  65. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Good thing romine isnt playing. He may have actually gotten a hit.

  66. MG July 31st, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    blake July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    “I’ve never really seen Kershaw pitch before except for a few highlights.”

    You’re in for a treat ….he’s awesome ….of course hopefully he won’t be so awesome tonight ….best curveball in baseball probably
    —————-
    you are too young to have seen Koufax but hiss curve ball had that amount of break with more velocity (at least from memory)

  67. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    You can’t waste a spot like that against a pitcher like Kershaw. But obviously it doesn’t bother Girardi as long as his boys are in the lineup. Cashman should make him play Nunez at 3rd base and let Romine catch more often.

  68. cofuzz July 31st, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Nix sure looks like he needs a lot more rehab at-bats to get back to his .245/.300/.320 ways…

  69. mnmboys July 31st, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Another walk off for the Tribe.

  70. city July 31st, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    this is what the Yankees are. and I dont even care. They’re run by fools and buffoons. Joe Girardi’s insistence on playing proven scrubs is what the Yankees have become. Joe Torre, though I disliked his later years with us as he became complacent, was a star catcher, and understood to play your best players. Girardi was a scrub player, so he’s biased in favor of his scrubs.

  71. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    what’s a walk off?

    pathetic yankees.

  72. hornblower July 31st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Nix and Stewart are nice young men but really are not very good at baseball.

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    “He still roots for the team though. There were Yankee fans that left the team when George took over.

    Yes back to the game.”

    He disappeared as soon as Montero was sent down and only showed up again when the Yankees started to lose again so he could crow about the lack of offense and not have to answer about Montero. And if you think I’m looking it up, check the archives.

    However, yes he still does root for the team.

    Now back to the game and the end of that talk. I didn’t take a blood oath to like everyone here but actually it pretty much has happened that way – except for one or two. I don’t think that’s bad odds.

  74. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I eat at Mexican restaurants often.

  75. mnmboys July 31st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Rangers just walked off too. At least O’s got trounced.

  76. Jesus Bustero July 31st, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    CLE and TEX walked off.

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Sux-M’s still tied in the 11th.

  78. blake July 31st, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    “you are too young to have seen Koufax but hiss curve ball had that amount of break with more velocity (at least from memory)”

    That’s what I hear…..it woukd have had to be somethin to be better than Clayton’s

  79. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Kuroda better pitch a perfect game because this offense isn’t going to give his squat.

  80. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I worried when the Boss died because we didn’t know what the vision would be for the team. At one point I likened it to a rudderless ship.

    I still hold out hope but George is sorely missed. Always appreciated how he fought for the fans.

  81. MG July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    blake July 31st, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    “you are too young to have seen Koufax but hiss curve ball had that amount of break with more velocity (at least from memory)”

    That’s what I hear…..it woukd have had to be somethin to be better than Clayton’s
    ——————–
    here’s the video highlights of game 1 of the 1963 WS, a game that still lives in my memory of unpleasant moments but shows Koufax at his best-at the 2:50 mark, watch the pitch that K’s The Mick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtMYgMigdAo

  82. Mike in Harrisburg July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I wish this place had a stricter policy against ad hominem nonsense, or at least a separate forum where the usual suspects could go and pitch slurs at each other without bothering everyone else.

  83. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    That was a nasty pitch what was that?

  84. hornblower July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    City, the Rays had top draft choices for many years because they were terrible. If the Yanks could only come in last for ten years they would be great.

  85. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    or not

  86. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Jeter is making the plays, but I kind of find myself holding my breath.

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    M’s almost took the lead and Ellbury made a hell of a catch to end the top of the inning.

    M’s have really good pitching. I hope it holds up…

  88. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    it’s a sad thing when you have to worry about other teams beating teams in your division more than your own team winning it’s own game.

  89. SoS July 31st, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    What is up fellas.

    Bit in shock. I was really looking forward to a new present under the tree or the complete opposite unloading everyone. Instead we got groundhogs day.

    The orginization needs to $hit or get off the pot. Sitting their constipated is not a good approach. Maybe they should have had burritos today.

    Football can’t come soon enough.

  90. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    “I wish this place had a stricter policy against ad hominem nonsense, or at least a separate forum where the usual suspects could go and pitch slurs at each other without bothering everyone else.”

    I have a better idea. How about a policy where the slob who throws the gratuitous slur that starts the whole thing is banned for 24 hours? I guarantee you I’d never be banned.

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    “it’s a sad thing when you have to worry about other teams beating teams in your division more than your own team winning it’s own game.”

    :(

  92. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Mike in Harrisburg July 31st, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    I wish this place had a stricter policy against ad hominem nonsense, or at least a separate forum where the usual suspects could go and pitch slurs at each other without bothering everyone else.

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

    too much pissy stuff !

    c’mon.

  93. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    It’s going to take Jeter awhile to get his timing back. Granderson will be the same situation on Friday. The Yanks lineup is full of either bad hitters or guys finishing their rehabs here.

  94. Justice2000 July 31st, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    DON MATTINGLY SHOULD BE IN THE OTHER DUGOUT!! This is killing me.

    Girardi…whatever, I could take him or leave him…but seeing Mattingly in Dodger blue makes me want to puke. Cashman sucks.

  95. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I got distracted, but does kuroda throw a screwball?

    I swear I saw him throw one last inning.

  96. Jerkface July 31st, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    No, but shuuto has screwball-esque movement

  97. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Kuroda’s stuff isn’t anything close to Kershaw’s but he is so good at moving the ball around and keeping hitters guessing and off balance…

  98. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks JF.

    I’m going to go back and look at it again, but on first view it had definite screwball movement.

  99. JT July 31st, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I just read Tino’s side of the story as reported by Ken Rosenthal (sorry I don’t have the link).

    I find Tino’s version of events entirely believable. It really appears he was the victim of a hatchet job by certain players, coaches and execs in Miami.

    It would be great if the Yankees took this opportunity to publicly “put their arm around” Tino and let the baseball world know that he is and always has been a class act and a lifetime member of the Yankee family.

  100. SoS July 31st, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Donny is the reason I became a yankee fan in the 80s. Is it bad that Iv rooted against the dodgers all year so he can get fired and comeback home ?

  101. Hankflorida July 31st, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    MG July 31st, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    Nix is at a disadvantage because he’s missed a bunch of games but it’s too late in the season to allow him time to get back to his usual mediocre self.

    I’d have Nunez at 3rd starting on Friday, let his defense take him out of the lineup if necessary but until then they need his bat.

    I would also like Nunez’s bat, but since he cannot multi-task, keeping him at short is the right move. Once we get back to the DH, Jeter could take that position.

  102. Mike in Harrisburg July 31st, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Can I just point out what a pleasure it is to be able to listen to Vin Scully call a Yankee game.

  103. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Tar, it appears your boy is going down.
    ========================
    for some reason he doesn’t like the term.

  104. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Hankflorida July 31st, 2013 at 11:04 pm
    I would also like Nunez’s bat, but since he cannot multi-task, keeping him at short is the right move. Once we get back to the DH, Jeter could take that position.
    ————-
    Hank, Granderson returns on Friday, when he does the Yankees have extra outfielders, in particular Soriano, who can DH most games.

    Third base is a black hole for them offensively, their 3rd baseman have hit less HR’s than the Cubs pitchers this year (according to Vin Scully).

    It does them no good for Jeter to mostly DH, it just keeps a hitter with power out of the lineup and we know how much you like lineups with home run potential.

  105. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    JT July 31st, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    I just read Tino’s side of the story as reported by Ken Rosenthal (sorry I don’t have the link).

    I find Tino’s version of events entirely believable. It really appears he was the victim of a hatchet job by certain players, coaches and execs in Miami.

    It would be great if the Yankees took this opportunity to publicly “put their arm around” Tino and let the baseball world know that he is and always has been a class act and a lifetime member of the Yankee family.

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

    Agreed…George would’ve had him in his ‘skybox’ by now !

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    It appears that WCSF has left for the evening.

    GO SORI!!!

  107. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I do like having Sori back! He plays small ball AND long ball – and he can track them down, to!

  108. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    It appears that WCSF has left for the evening.
    ===============
    the hans guy?

  109. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Now about his base stealing…

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    mick – yes.

  111. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I know Soriano is getting up in years but he’s still in great shape and doesn’t seem to have lost any bat speed.

    I don’t see why he can’t help the Yankees for the next couple of years and make this trade into something that really worked for them.

  112. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Well at least he tried. Gardner and Ichiro never run when they are on base.

  113. Hankflorida July 31st, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    MG, Jeter would DH against lefties with Nunez at short and Soriano, Gardener and Welles in the outfield. Granderson would be brought back at this point only for righties. I agree with you on Nunez bat, but if he plays third, it screws him up at short. Did not Granderson get it on his hand from lefties or am I mistaken?

  114. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    never paid attention to him in the old days but he seems worse now

  115. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Puig is very aggressive at the plate. The pitcher really has to locate that 1st pitch, he loves it.

  116. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    “never paid attention to him in the old days but he seems worse now”

    You never paid attention to West Coast Yankee Fan in the old days?

  117. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    not really

  118. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    There are no words.

  119. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    i think i had a conversation with him once about stickball

  120. jacksquat July 31st, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    Kuroda better pitch a perfect game because this offense isn’t going to give his squat.

    I will sacrifice myself for a win.

  121. Melkmanisinhotlanta July 31st, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    The squishy Arod suppoprters on this board will never learn. Enablers to a disease known as cheating.

    Me heart Trisha tonight. Her perspicacity is making me smile.

  122. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    Puig is very aggressive at the plate. The pitcher really has to locate that 1st pitch, he loves it.

    ———————

    Last 28 days he’s hitting .277

    Coming back to earth ???

    (long way, though)

  123. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    you prolly imagined it nick

  124. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    mick you’re being an idiot, for thinking we are idiots.

    Not even Trish who wasn’t paying attention is buying that. And don’t make me google it.

  125. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    you can google it and i will respond

  126. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    im sure nick is googling as we speak

  127. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    even your buddy Mr. Tom is shaking his head at that lame lie.

  128. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Hanley Ramirez :

    Here’s the real problem (disregarding the last K)…

    Last 28 days —- .356

  129. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    tar you are quick to judge

  130. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    jeezus lord – will someone on the Yankees please homer???

  131. RayVT July 31st, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Ray, I love you dearly but IMO you’ve entered into the realm of hopeless Arod romantic.

    “No, but I’m sure he wasn’t the only one doing it either.**”

    Sorry but I definitely have to on this one!

    “60 to 80% of the players use PEDs. Make a goat of ARod is just wrong w/o the whole blight.**”

    Ya see, it’s tough to punish someone without evidence. So you have to catch them. Then you punish them. But to giddily turn your head on someone who has been caught – TWICE – and God knows how many other times we don’t know about – only encourages that 60-80% (I’m doubting that number massively, BTW) – it only encourages them to continue with their “tomfoolery”. I’m with Yale graduate Fay Vincent*, the commissioner ousted because the owners didn’t want to buy into his vision. To parapharase what he has said – get Arod’s raggedy ass out of the game now, for the good of the game. (that’s the way I read it anyway. )

    * Baseball lost an individual who was honestly seeking to preserve and improve the game. He had a definite plan to move forward with drug testing that included steroids and amphetamines. Every owner was aware of this drug policy, but no one would embrace it for the better part of a decade. Vincent’s departure constituted the last true and honest effort to maintain integrity in the game of baseball.

    It became very clear to many who followed baseball that the owners were not interested in appointing an independent commissioner. Instead, they were looking for a puppet, and Vincent simply wasn’t their man. One reporter asked retired baseball executive Lee MacPhail if he would be interested in the job of interim commissioner. His response was, “God forbid; it isn’t anything I’d look forward to.”

    ********************************************************************
    I agree on Vincent, but after him it is all about the owners & their whims & ways.

  132. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    “Me heart Trisha tonight. Her perspicacity is making me smile.”

    :D

    Wow, back atcha melkman!

  133. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    If I give you WCYF’s personal email, phone number and name will you stop talking about him?

    He isn’t any of the people being mentioned.

    If anything, he is ‘Your Worst Nightmare’.

    In the very old days on the DN Yankees blog he was a pretty good guy and something snapped, it’s entirely possible that being thrown off every blog known to man helped him to some degree because it looks to me, at least from his personal website, that he’s cleaned up his act.

  134. JimK July 31st, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    What are the chances Kuroda gets the Grienke treatment in the Cy Young voting; low in total but the best ERA in the AL.

  135. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Wow, Hanley gun.

  136. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    It’s not worth my time, I’m watching a ball game.

    And you are doing what you do best, start trouble.

  137. mnmboys July 31st, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Nix. Ugh

  138. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    good job nix”-y” – you’re batting like a champ. So glad he came back and upgraded this offense.

  139. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    That’s Girardi’s boy…

    At least try up there..

  140. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    you’re pretty good at it too

  141. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Another gem ab from nix

  142. Nick in SF July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Tar, it might seem like the Big Lie is being attempted here and that’s probably the case, but this guy might not even know what he said ten minutes ago.

    Anyway, this is a silly diversion, I just wanted to make sure I was actually reading the words I thought I was reading.

  143. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    That’s Girardi’s boy…
    ============
    tar doesn’t like when you use that word

  144. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    MLB Network showing Blows-Mariners

  145. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    this guy?

  146. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    blah – this offense is unbelievably pathetic. It feels like I’m watching my son’s little league team.

  147. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Nix and Stewart aren’t even having competitive at bats. I would love to know Girardi’s reason for why Stewart is catching tonight over Romine. Kershaw will most likely pitch a complete game shut out.

  148. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    That’s Girardi’s boy…

    At least try up there..
    =============================

    Meanwhile Gardner, Jeter, & Cano are 0-6…yet we blast Nix

  149. metalhoops July 31st, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    What a miserable lineup

  150. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Stewart was 5-9 against Kershaw before tonight’s game, that’s why he’s catching.

    Kay or Singleton mentioned it during his 1st AB…

  151. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Capt, because romine was actually starting to hit and we cant have a catcher who can hit.

  152. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Kershaw will most likely pitch a complete game shut out.
    ==================
    why do ppl say that?
    is there any other kind?

  153. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm
    Stewart was 5-9 against Kershaw before tonight’s game, that’s why he’s catching.

    Kay or Singleton mentioned it during his 1st AB…

    He is also 3-40 something this month….

  154. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Nick

    I have to admit I had to re-read it a couple of times myself.

    Silly, lame, pathetic, yep. I’m already sorry I responded.

  155. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    That’s Girardi’s boy…

    At least try up there..
    =============================

    Meanwhile Gardner, Jeter, & Cano are 0-6…yet we blast Nix

    —–

    They arent popping up the first pitch of their at bats

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    If you can imagine it, Sux game going into the 14th inning. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

    **********

    mick, you’re my good buddy but I do remember you talking to WCSF sometimes. He liked playing off you. Seriously don’t remember the topics because he was a total thorn in my side. I’m not saying it happened a lot but I do remember it happening.

  157. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Stewart was actually decent earlier in the season. But Girardi totally abused him and now he is out of gas.

  158. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    So the Yankees are being shutout by Kershaw and that’s because they have a crappy lineup.

    The Dodgers, who have a strong lineup, are also being shut out, by Kuroda, and that’s great pitching, right?

    How about this-both of these pitchers are among the best in baseball right now and are capable of shutting down (and out) any lineup, from any team, at any time.

    This is a classic pitchers duel, why not just sit back and enjoy it and hope the Yankees, who have hit the ball harder than the Dodgers so far, scratch across 1 or 2 runs and get a win…

  159. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    like i said i never really paid attention to him, maybe thats why he attacked the other day.

  160. JimK July 31st, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Kay talking about 2 teams in front of the Yankees, O’s and Rays, losing today; unfortunately Cleveland, the Royals, and Rangers all won. Of the 3 only the Royals trail the Y’s but they are tied in the loss column and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

  161. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:29 pm
    Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    That’s Girardi’s boy…

    At least try up there..
    =============================

    Meanwhile Gardner, Jeter, & Cano are 0-6…yet we blast Nix

    —–

    They arent popping up the first pitch of their at bats
    =======================================

    But against the top pitchers – these are the guys we count on !

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Look, I’m not saying this is Murderer’s Row, but can you fault a lineup for not killing the Cy Young winner?

  163. ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    But against the top pitchers – these are the guys we count on !

    At least put quality at bats together.

  164. Melkmanisinhotlanta July 31st, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Arod will earn a 150 game suspension.

  165. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    So the Yankees are being shutout by Kershaw and that’s because they have a crappy lineup.

    The Dodgers, who have a strong lineup, are also being shut out, by Kuroda, and that’s great pitching, right?

    How about this-both of these pitchers are among the best in baseball right now and are capable of shutting down (and out) any lineup, from any team, at any time.

    This is a classic pitchers duel, why not just sit back and enjoy it and hope the Yankees, who have hit the ball harder than the Dodgers so far, scratch across 1 or 2 runs and get a win…

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

    What a bizarre observation….

    Can’t be a good game – our utility infielder, Nix, popped up !

  166. JimK July 31st, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Also Nix was the only player who had a legitimate opportunity to get a run across.

  167. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    ac1 July 31st, 2013 at 11:35 pm
    But against the top pitchers – these are the guys we count on !

    At least put quality at bats together.

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

    Agreed.
    Nix is a utility infielder; never was expected to start

  168. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    mick, you’re my good buddy but I do remember you talking to WCSF sometimes.
    =================
    what if i did?

  169. cofuzz July 31st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Kuroda’s shooting for the old -1 run allowed outing.
    Looks like he’ll need it.

  170. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    It’s almost impossible to ‘work the count’ on a pitcher like Kershaw who doesn’t walk many and is consistently ahead in the count.

    Once he gets ahead, usually with the fastball, it makes his curveball even more effective.

    The best way to get to him is go after the 1st fastball in the zone that is hittable, that’s about the only chance you have.

    It’s the same thing with Kuroda, have you seen how many Dodgers have flailed away at sliders and splitters once they get behind?

  171. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    “This is a classic pitchers duel, why not just sit back and enjoy it and hope the Yankees, who have hit the ball harder than the Dodgers so far, scratch across 1 or 2 runs and get a win…”

    I agree this is a joy to watch. I really should have went to bed, but I’m enjoying it too much.

    Watching Kuroda pitch has been one of the very few bright spots for this season, at least for me.

  172. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    oh btw if i derailed the fascinating baseball talk here then maybe it wasn’t so good after all.
    i must have amazing powers, blog on……

  173. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Stupid NL…no DH.

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I’m just saying. I thought you didn’t remember corresponding with him. Not a big deal. Just an observation. I probably noticed because he was so rotten to me and so I was always on the lookout for his trashing me.

  175. J. Alfred Prufrock July 31st, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Holy bejeezuz

  176. Hankflorida July 31st, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    I know Soriano is getting up in years but he’s still in great shape and doesn’t seem to have lost any bat speed.

    I don’t see why he can’t help the Yankees for the next couple of years and make this trade into something that really worked for them.

    It seems that we have the same feelings about Soriano as he looks like he is in good shape and has not changed in appearance since he first came to the Yankees. My first impression of him was he had those quick wrists like Hank Aaron. Soriano wanted to stay at second and set some home run records at that position. If only he would have been more flexible, maybe he would have never left or Maybe not?

  177. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    wasn’t he rotten to everybody?

  178. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    No breaks on bloops.
    No breaks on line drives.

  179. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    That was nasty

    “It’s the same thing with Kuroda, have you seen how many Dodgers have flailed away at sliders and splitters once they get behind?”

    I would usually agree with on this, but The great Scully said the book on Kuroda is to NOT to swing at the first couple of pitches. Quoted a dismal BA stat to back it up.

  180. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    do these guys have a date or something? What’s the rush to get outta there?? Christ.

  181. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    wow, what a curve ball from Kershaw, totally unhittable…

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    “oh btw if i derailed the fascinating baseball talk here then maybe it wasn’t so good after all.
    i must have amazing powers, blog on……”

    You didn’t derail anything. It’s a restless time in Yankeeville for a variety of reasons.

  183. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Holy bejeezuz
    ==========
    you don’t have to be so vague.

  184. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    No he didn’t “derail” anything, but he pathetically tried.

  185. Melkmanisinhotlanta July 31st, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Is it fair to say that Girardi’s pet names for his players (the nixies,nunies et. al.)automatically makes the player his ” boy”? Is it a sign of affection or creative engineer expressiveness at work? ;-)

  186. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    not really tar

  187. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    That was nasty

    “It’s the same thing with Kuroda, have you seen how many Dodgers have flailed away at sliders and splitters once they get behind?”

    I would usually agree with on this, but The great Scully said the book on Kuroda is to NOT to swing at the first couple of pitches. Quoted a dismal BA stat to back it up.
    ————————–
    that’s interesting, I’m watching the Yankees feed for some masochistic reason tonight so didn’t hear that.

    Vin never gets anything wrong and has seen him pitch a lot so I will defer but that doesn’t leave many options for batter facing Kuroda when he gets ahead of them does it? :)

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    “wasn’t he rotten to everybody?”

    Not sure, but he was excessively rotten to me. He and Vineyard Yankee used to volley all of my posts like juveniles. WC started the first day he posted here, which surprised me, because you usually don’t show up new on a forum and take shots at people!

  189. Captain Clutch July 31st, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Jeter must feel like he is in the 2nd week of spring training. It’s going to take him a while to be the Jeter that we know.

  190. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Vin never gets anything wrong and has seen him pitch a lot so I will defer but that doesn’t leave many options for batter facing Kuroda when he gets ahead of them does it?”

    MG

    No it doesn’t.

    I think the actual quote was something like the Dodgers should have “read the notes on Kuroda, because they wouldn’t be swinging at the first couple of pitches.” Than went on to give some numbers.

  191. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    he seems to have a really bad rep here.

  192. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Tar, Kuroda has been incredible tonight, the Dodgers have an advantage because they know him so well but he has them eating out of his hand…

  193. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Trish

    Please he’s playing you, don’t be so gullible.

  194. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    That’s our Jeter!

  195. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    tar, you are paranoid

  196. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I’m going to be very sad for the Mariners if they give it up here. 14th inning, runner on 3rd, 1 out.

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    There is a (baseball) god!!!!

    Fly out to center, runner thrown out at the plate.

    :)

  198. JimK July 31st, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    So far another great outing by Kuroda.

  199. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    how deep was it?

  200. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I am sooo tired. Getting ready for some vakay so I’ve been going triple time to catch up on my law stuff as well as get myself prepared to go away.

    Please win Mariners and Yanks.

    Thanks.

    (yawn)

  201. UpState July 31st, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    No luck on line drives.

  202. Melkmanisinhotlanta July 31st, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    A pity Hiro wasnt a NYY in 2010

  203. MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    The league is catching up to Puig.

    He is getting frustrated at the plate, you can see it in his approach.

    It’s the same problem that Cano has sometimes, you get impatient and frustrated and pitchers take advantage of it.

  204. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    jeezus christ – Take A Pitch you putzes!

  205. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    mick – wasn’t that shallow! Saunders threw a strike to the plate. Can’t remember who the baserunner was.

  206. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    on a fly or one hop?

  207. mnmboys July 31st, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Do nothing this inning and we have no chance again until the 9th.

  208. JimK July 31st, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Early on it looked like Kershaw may have run into “pitch count” trouble but that is history now.

  209. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    not many teams were willing to lay out 42m for puig.

  210. Tar July 31st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    he looked safe

  211. sunny615 July 31st, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    they have manicures and pedicure appointments in 20 mins. Better hurry.

  212. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    he was out by 1/2 step

  213. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 31st, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I’m thinking it was on the fly. The throw was definitely there in advance of the runner. But I’m not totally positive about fly or hop because I have been switching back and forth and am bleary eyed.

  214. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    just saw it. on the fly. got him by plenty. not too shallow, about mid center.

  215. mick July 31st, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    i’m out too, have a good vaca in fla….g’nite.

  216. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Just watched a replay. He caught it in the air.

    :)

  217. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Night mick. Not going for a few more day, but thanks.

    :)

  218. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am

    He caught it in the air.
    ==========
    is there any other way?

  219. MG August 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am

    MG July 31st, 2013 at 11:39 pm
    It’s almost impossible to ‘work the count’ on a pitcher like Kershaw who doesn’t walk many and is consistently ahead in the count.

    Once he gets ahead, usually with the fastball, it makes his curveball even more effective.

    The best way to get to him is go after the 1st fastball in the zone that is hittable, that’s about the only chance you have.
    ——————–
    Flaherty said exactly the same thing about facing Kershaw last inning, there is just no point in taking 1st pitch strikes against him if it’s hittable.

    So save your indigestion, great pitchers don’t give you the option of working the count when they are on (as both pitchers are tonight).

  220. Against All Odds August 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Yes Vern

  221. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:02 am

    what a dumb move, out by 30 feet

  222. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Nice hustle by Wells to get to the ball asap

  223. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Vern-non! Vern-non!

    Defense is sooo important.

    :)

  224. Mordot11 August 1st, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Didn’t like that slide by AGon. Spikes up and he was out by 20 feet.

  225. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:02 am

    gonzo has lead feet

  226. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:03 am

    “is there any other way?”

    I meant as opposed to on a hop.

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Unflippin’believable. Mariners had two runners on, one out, and didn’t score. SMH

  228. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Kuroda with 18 of 21 first pitch strikes!

    I’m betting a majority were off-speed

  229. MG August 1st, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Kuroda just made Ramirez look awfully bad there…

  230. UnKnown August 1st, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Waldman said she is faster than A Gon. :lol:

  231. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:07 am

    M’s pitcher exhausted. Going on his 3rd inning and just issued a 4-pitch walk. Fatso up. This poor kid has lost the zone. Maybe the M’s are out of relievers. Fatso grounded out but the keebler elf now at 2nd.

  232. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:07 am

    oh the yankees suck chant…that means they like us….boos are really cheers, right?

  233. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:08 am

    these pitchers are so conditioned to throw 100 pitches..

  234. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:08 am

    UnKnown August 1st, 2013 at 12:06 am
    Waldman said she is faster than A Gon. :lol:

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

    This is true.
    Not by alot; but has beaten him pretty consistently since 2010.

  235. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Don’t understand this move at all. IBB to Napoli who has the 2nd most Ks in the league to pitch to Salty.

  236. sunny615 August 1st, 2013 at 12:08 am

    uh oh

  237. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:09 am

    hate these punch and judy hitters

  238. MG August 1st, 2013 at 12:09 am

    bad pitch by Kuroda there…

  239. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Come on Kuroda!!!

  240. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:10 am

    And it worked – so far anyway. 3 strike K. Now 2 out. Not going to watch Gomes.

  241. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:10 am

    losin’ it..

  242. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:10 am

    COME ON HIROKI!!!

  243. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:11 am

    this is his last inning

  244. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Kuroda is definitely getting tired. If he gives up a run..oh well. It doesn’t look like the Yanks will be scoring tonight.

  245. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Don’t give in, walk him if you have to.

  246. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Why is Logan up with uribe on deck. Where is Robertson?

  247. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:13 am

    what a beautiful pitch!

  248. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Beautiful pitch!

  249. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Huge Kuroda!

  250. Against All Odds August 1st, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Get them man some runs please

  251. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:13 am

    OH

    MY

    GOD!!!!

    That actually brought tears to my eyes. What a pro!!!!

    GO YANKS!!!!!

  252. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Great job by Kuroda. It has to stink knowing you are shutting out the other team and your chance of gets a W is very small. Now Logan please sit down.

  253. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    had that screwball action someone spoke of.

  254. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Glad Kuroda pitched so well in front of his ‘old fans’ !

    Great job !!!

  255. sunny615 August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    cause we haven’t scored? we haven’t even been on base since the 4th inning?

  256. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Looks like another no decision for Kuroda; I can’t see him coming back in the 8th.
    Just maybe the Y’s can score 1 run in the 8th.

  257. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    off speed fadeaway…

  258. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Walk off sox

  259. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I would bring in Claiborne in the 8th, only bring in Logan if you want to lose the game.

  260. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Poor M’s.

    Poor relief pitcher.

    Slimes win.

  261. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:15 am

    IPK goes Sat. Oh joy..

  262. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    lol

    @FeinsandNYDN

    Newly acquired Ian Kennedy is expected to start for the Padres on Sunday against the Yankees. Phil Hughes gets the start for New York

  263. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    grandy back this weekend, watch out for the inside pitch kid..

  264. Against All Odds August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    The not them

  265. The Other Phil August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I think the team has late dinner reservations. 11 outs on 24 pitches??

  266. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    All 1st pitch swinging. Kershaw can pitch into the 15th with our approaches at the plate

  267. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    This inning should be competitive…

  268. sunny615 August 1st, 2013 at 12:16 am

    how are the yanks going to score when they swing at every single god blessed first pitch.

  269. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:17 am

    IPK -Hughes. Must see TV.

  270. Against All Odds August 1st, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Generation Trey in the same stadium at once huh lol

  271. Nick in SF August 1st, 2013 at 12:17 am

    “Newly acquired Ian Kennedy is expected to start for the Padres on Sunday against the Yankees. Phil Hughes gets the start for New York”

    Woo hoo!!! That’s what I was asking for this afternoon.

    Joba for the tiebreak, we win!

  272. Tyler August 1st, 2013 at 12:18 am

    It’s just going to hurt my soul watching IPK and Hughes. It wasn’t supposed to turn out like this :(

  273. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Too bad Nixy couldn’t do that earlier in the game

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:18 am

    “how are the yanks going to score when they swing at every single god blessed first pitch.”

    If someone connects with the first pitch?

  275. Tyler August 1st, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Kershaw could probably shut out this lineup throwing right handed also.

  276. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

    2 out of the 3 have 5 era’s and the other is total garbage. What a shame.

  277. sunny615 August 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

    what a joke of a lineup

  278. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

    melky!

  279. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Mesa good luck on the curveball lol

  280. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:20 am

    DId any of you read what MG posted on the subject of first pitch swinging?

    why is that such a hard concept to grasp?

    yes USUALLY you want to work the count, but not against a pitcher like Kershaw.

  281. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Surprised Joe going Mesa here and not Ichiro.

  282. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Melky Mesa ???

    My…. has Nunnie been exposed to everyone now.

  283. Tyler August 1st, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Heck of a start by Kuroda. Guy deserves so many more wins than he gets/

  284. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:20 am

    All Curves to Mesa.

  285. sunny615 August 1st, 2013 at 12:20 am

    so far – that seems near impossible.

    Mesa is the pinch hitter. that’s the best we got. sheesh.

  286. metalhoops August 1st, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Think I’d go with Overbay before Mesa

  287. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I was the swing on that sort of eephus pitch

  288. sunny615 August 1st, 2013 at 12:21 am

    “If someone connects with the first pitch?”

    with this lineup – the only way they’re going to connect with the first pitch is if they jump in front of it.

  289. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    “WAnt to see”

  290. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Melk man!

  291. metalhoops August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Nice!
    Top of the order

  292. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Guess I was wrong

  293. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    joe plays the hunch and gets it right!

  294. JT August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Gotta pinch run for Stewart here….

  295. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    YES !!!

    Didn’t expect that !

    (and Nunnie slunks lower on the bench)

  296. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Kuroda 2 ER in 33 innings in the month of July :shock:

  297. rm August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Melky!!

  298. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    C’mon Bret!

  299. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    kuroda can still get this win.

  300. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    “DId any of you read what MG posted on the subject of first pitch swinging?

    why is that such a hard concept to grasp?

    yes USUALLY you want to work the count, but not against a pitcher like Kershaw.”

    I’ve actually mentioned that quite a few times here over past seasons. There are pitchers who notoriously throw first-strike pitches and if you don’t go for it, you’re down right away.

  301. Against All Odds August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Here comes the curve

  302. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Damn Gardner swing the bat…

  303. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Looking at 2 fastballs down the middle

  304. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Melquisedec :)

  305. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Gardner wont get that call again

  306. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Score for Hiroki, please!!!

  307. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Gardner’s patience kills him in some at bats

  308. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:25 am

    That’s what a top pitcher does.
    Dammit.

  309. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Damn

  310. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:26 am

    NOT…FAIR

    :(

  311. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Gardner wasn’t being patient, he was being owned by a damn good pitcher.

  312. mick August 1st, 2013 at 12:26 am

    would have liked to have jeet in that spot.
    that day will come soon.
    leadoff again..

  313. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:27 am

    That was a terrible at bat. 2 fastballs right down the middle and he just takes them? He has to get more aggressive at the plate

  314. balotin August 1st, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Another Great pitching effort by Kuroda. Hopefully it wont be wasted.

  315. metalhoops August 1st, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Need Ichiro

  316. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Oh great Logan..This won’t end well.

  317. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Why no Robertson?

  318. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Pat M. certainly getting to watch a thriller here.

    :(

  319. NYY_Girl_Penny August 1st, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Pedroia is a player that matches his stats very well. Cano absolutely seemd to be a much better player then he really is according to his stats. His RISP #’s are the worst in baseball for somebody that has a BA over .290 in over 50 years .
    Robinson Cano

    2012 RISP: .148 (9-for-61, 14 BB, 15 K)

    Career RISP: .268 (315-for-1,177)

    http://www.highheatstats.com/2.....-business/

    i knew he was dreadful in the clutch but wow that is some amazing stat work in that article, really makes me question if he should get a deal even equal to Pedroia. well yeah thats a no brainer but more than 6/100 if we werent so horrible already with our offense id say no way!!! but Cano is just not as good as a lot here seem to think.. especially when it counts! hes actually below average RISP as a player. Wow and dude thinks he is worth 200mil what a joke.

  320. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I would bring in Claiborne. Kelly looked bad yesterday and Logan stinks. Maybe Robertson is under the weather.

  321. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Get Logan out quick.

  322. NYY_Girl_Penny August 1st, 2013 at 12:31 am

    here we go losing again.

  323. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:31 am

    A righty gets a hit against Logan…what a surprise.

    I guess Girardi is giving up the game now.

  324. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:32 am

    That base hit kept Kershaw in the game :sad:

  325. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Girardi managed this inning like it’s the 15th inning of a game. Bringing in Logan doesn’t make any sense.

  326. RYUKINGDOM August 1st, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Why start Logan against a righty? He’s not lights out against righties, I’m sorry.

  327. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Now walk puig and go after AGon

  328. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Gonzalez will probably hit a double or homerun

  329. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Bring in Kelly

  330. Locke August 1st, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Got to walk Puig here. If they score 1 run the Yankees are out of it anyway.

  331. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:36 am

    You know I’ve been as patient as the day is long, but come on baseball gods. This is nothing but bullshi*t. You’re getting your pound of flesh in the form of Arod. Give it up and let the Yankees win this. Don’t cause me to lose my belief in you!

    Trisha

  332. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:36 am
    Gonzalez will probably hit a double or homerun
    —————————–

    or another pathetic blooper for a hit

  333. J2L August 1st, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Eye closed and finger crossed.

  334. TheStraw August 1st, 2013 at 12:37 am

    This is going to backfire, methinks….

  335. TheStraw August 1st, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Phew.

  336. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Thata boy Boone

  337. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Amazing the strategy actually worked.

  338. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Joe got lucky there. Not sure what he was thinking.

  339. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Amazing…That never works when Girardi does it.

  340. rm August 1st, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Good Job by Logan

  341. JT August 1st, 2013 at 12:39 am

    The binder had the answer! (Although Gonzalez ripped that ball)

  342. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:39 am

    NYY_Girl_Penny August 1st, 2013 at 12:30 am
    =======================================

    ROBINSON CANO

    2012 = abberation.

    RISP:

    2013 = .322

    Career = .277

  343. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:40 am

    BTW Gonzalez leads the league in RISP with two outs category.

  344. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Need Cano to hit a HR and win this. Lets go

  345. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Baseball gods, I don’t want to push it but I am super tired and would like the Yanks to win it here.

    Thank you.

    Trisha

  346. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Bonus no Kershaw!

  347. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Please don’t punish me Yankees for staying up late again on a work night…..

  348. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Pinch runner?

  349. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Need a big hit from Cano here

  350. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Phillies Rebuffed Yankee Inquiries On Young, Ruiz

    The Phillies had at least one late opportunity to move veterans Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz, both of whom are set to become free agents, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Philadelphia ultimately stood pat at the deadline, in spite of the fact that the team is seven games under .500. Of course, both Young and Ruiz are potential August trade candidates.

    According to Heyman, Yankees GM Brian Cashman spoke to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. about an hour before the deadline. After confirming that Young was willing to waive his no-trade clause if he were dealt to New York, Cashman offered to send a prospect to Philadelphia and take on the remainder of the third baseman’s salary. (Heyman does not provide any information about the prospect that the Yankees reportedly offered.) When Amaro declined that proposal, Heyman says, Cashman asked about the availability of the catcher Ruiz but was told that he was not on the table.

    props to MLBTR
    ==========================

    The Amaro really is a jerk…starting to understand why the Phillie fans can’t stand the wishy-washy idiot.

  351. RYUKINGDOM August 1st, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I would now let Nunez pitnch run

  352. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Cano unclutch

  353. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Damn..I thought Nunez would try to steal.

  354. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:46 am

    mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:45 am
    Cano unclutch
    ===================

    Sad; but true.

  355. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Nunez should have been running at some point

  356. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Overbay

  357. metalhoops August 1st, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Damn, walking Ichi

  358. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Lets go Overbay!

  359. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:48 am

    No !

    Let Lillibridge hit !

    …..OK – Overbay – prove me wrong.

  360. Nick in SF August 1st, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Was that my imagination or did Michael Kay just say “Paco Rodriguez”?

  361. Captain Clutch August 1st, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Well this was a waste of 2 players. Overbay won’t hit the lefty. I would have just let Lillibridge hit. It’s funny how Girardi always gets out managed in these situations.

  362. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:50 am

    This is baseball at its finest folks. Lots of strategy going on.

  363. NYY_Girl_Penny August 1st, 2013 at 12:50 am

    upstate.. you obviously didnt read the link nice job inflating his stats .. his risp has bern below avg each season but two.

  364. Dill Pickler August 1st, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Anything that gets Vernon Wells out of the game is not a waste.

  365. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Overbay!!!!

  366. rm August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Its Mo time

  367. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Letttttssssss Gooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  368. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Thank you baseball gods.

  369. balotin August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO
    Overbay is Mr clutch

  370. JimK August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    goes from a K to a hit; sometimes the Y’s do get the call

  371. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I’m so happy that I was so wrong !!!

    Great job, Lyle !!!

    (with a tiny bit-o-luck !)

  372. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Oh ya ove sucks

  373. J2L August 1st, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Big B !

  374. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Get us am insurance run nix

  375. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Come on this pitcher is very hittable!

  376. rm August 1st, 2013 at 12:57 am

    This guy looks like he is afraid of Nix

  377. rm August 1st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Wow

  378. Against All Odds August 1st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I’ll take it :)

  379. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Nice!!!!!! Dude was afraid of Puig running him over

  380. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Yes!!!

  381. balotin August 1st, 2013 at 12:59 am

    wow!

  382. Nick in SF August 1st, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Ellis doesn’t understand what “Yo La Tengo” means? :grin:

  383. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Thank you AGAIN, baseball gods. I do believe I will be going to bed soon.

    I still believe in you.

    :)

    Trisha

  384. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Maybe their fans should chant “Dodgers suck!” :)

  385. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Geeez LA…

    I guess the “Yankees don’t suck”

    (maybe the home team crapped their pants)

  386. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Why jeet out?

  387. delvec19 August 1st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Who sucks now Dodger fans???

  388. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I’m glad I stayed up, but now I’m am going to go to bed and watch Mo in the morning.

    Or should I say in a few hours.

    Good night all

  389. delvec19 August 1st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Jeter got pinch run for.

  390. J2L August 1st, 2013 at 1:01 am

    2013 Yankees Special ! Gift Runs !

  391. UpState August 1st, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Nick in SF August 1st, 2013 at 1:00 am
    Ellis doesn’t understand what “Yo La Tengo” means? :grin:

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

    ..and Puig looked totally uninterested after the ball popped out

  392. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Nunie ran for Jeet.

  393. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Why delvc?

  394. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I just dont want him hurt

  395. metalhoops August 1st, 2013 at 1:03 am

    CC on deck

  396. delvec19 August 1st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Neither do they. He had a lead off walk, makes perfect sense for a a 39 year old coming off a quad injury.

  397. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    “Let’s go Yankees” chant takes over the ballpark.

    Darn, I wanted to see C. hit.

  398. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    CC on deck. Too bad stew made out.

  399. J2L August 1st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    CC lost ?

  400. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Oh who am i kidding, I cant go to bed with Mo coming in!!!

  401. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Jeet isn’t up to full speed yet.

  402. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Tar, of course you can’t.

  403. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 1:07 am

    “Oh who am i kidding, I cant go to bed with Mo coming in!!!”

    :D

  404. cofuzz August 1st, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I’m rubbing my wife’s lucky foot…

  405. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:09 am

    High heat. Dos mas.

  406. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Uno mas.

  407. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 1st, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Will watch the last out off line.

    Obeisance where it’s due.

    THANK YOU BASEBALL GODS!!!!!

    :)

    Night all.

  408. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Sit ur ass down eith

  409. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Buckner expanding the zone for Mo. That is how it is done Trish!

  410. 4 NYY August 1st, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Another Mo down !

    Go Mo !!!

  411. yankeefeminista August 1st, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Atta boy, Mo. Great pitching by Hiro. Nice win.

  412. JT August 1st, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Helluva win

  413. mnmboys August 1st, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Huge win for our half crap lineup. No wonder Cash didn’t make any moves. Lol

  414. Tar August 1st, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Nice

    now its bed time.

  415. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2013 at 1:13 am

    yes!

  416. Boston Jim August 1st, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Mo could play these games for years, shut up scully

  417. RYUKINGDOM August 1st, 2013 at 1:19 am

    And Kuroda, our Ace has again set up a Yankee win. I would give Kuroda a 2 year, 30 million dollar contract. When he retires, lifelong Yankee that scouts Japanese pitchers for the Yankees in Japan. Believe me there are some good ones out there. I have more confidence in Kuroda knowing what pitchers have grit. Case in point. I’m watching Japanese baseball here in Japan for 30 years. I knew Uehara would be a good relief pitcher in the MLB. Yankee fans said they didn’t want any Japanese pitchers after Igawa.

  418. J. Alfred Prufrock August 1st, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Kuroda absolute nails as usual, and yes we need to bring him back.

    I hate the Dodgers. 77 & 78 were great & feel like yesterday, but so does the sting of ’81.

    Dodgers suck ( Of course, Donnie, who is a Yankee at heart, is excluded).

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