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Game 120: Yankees vs. Angels

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Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner CF

2. Alfonso Soriano LF

3. Robinson Cano 2B

4. Alex Rodriguez 3B

5. Vernon Wells RF

6. Curtis Granderson DH

7. Eduardo Nunez SS

8. Lyle Overbay 1B

9. Austin Romine C

Phil Hughes RHP

Angels lineup

1. J.B. Shuck LF

2. Kole Calhoun RF

3. Mike Trout CF

4. Josh Hamilton DH

5. Erick Aybar SS

6. Mark Trumbo 1B

7. Hank Conger C

8. Chris Nelson 3B

9. Grant Green 2B

C.J. Wilson LHP

 

Umpires: Tony Randazzo HP, Brian Gorman 1B, David Rackley 2B, Larry Vanover 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: Mostly sunny, comfortable, 75 degrees

 

Sweeping up? The Yankees will try for their first four-game sweep against the Angels since July 21-24, 1994, in Anaheim.

Sori soaring: What’s the over-under on Alfonso Soriano’s RBI total today?

 

Update, 1:17: Hughes gives up an RBI single to Hamilton, 1-0 after a half inning. Hughes came in 2-9 with a 5.29 ERA in his previous 15 starts. Not exactly a strong contract push.

Update, 1:25: 1-2-3 first for Wilson with a twist. Soriano singled off the left-field wall, out trying for two.

Update, 2:01: Hughes one run, three hits allowed in three innings.

Update, 2:11: Gardner triples, Angels pull in infield in the third inning and Soriano takes advantage, ground single into left-center, 14 RBI in three games. 1-1.

Update, 2:21: Bases loaded, one out, and Wells plays rally killer, 5-4-3 double play.

Update, 2:30: Sac fly for Conger, 2-1 Angels in the fourth.

Update, 2:35: Hughes gives up the usual, a homer, this one to ex-Yankee Chris Nelson, 3-1.

Update, 2:36: If the umps, players association and owners approve an replay expansion play, managers will have three replay challenges per game, one over the first six innings. Not a big fan of that system to be honest.

Update, 2:48: Gardner strands two, 3-1 after four.

Update, 2:58: Hughes gets through five for the first time since July 23 when he went 5 2/3. So far, three runs, six hits for the Angels.

Update, 3:05: Cano doubles with one out, but the Yankees again can’t take advantage, infield outs for A-Rod and Wells.

Update, 3:11: First 1-2-3 inning for Hughes.

Update, 3:19: Wilson pitching a 10-hitter through six, yet the Yankees only have one run.

Update, 3:22: Hughes is done, three runs, six hits allowed, plus one walk, one hit batter. He fanned five, 73 of his 104 pitches went for strikes. Kelley in the seventh.

Update, 3:25: Quick 1-2-3 inning for him.

Update, 3:38: Scioscia finally pulls Wilson, two outs, one on in the seventh. YES had him at 124 pitches, scoreboard had him at 123. A lot in this day and age. Jepsen comes on.

Update, 3:47: Bloop double by Trout to start the eighth. Logan replaces Kelley.

Update, 4:03: Chris Nelson must be enjoying this. First career grand slam, off Logan. First career multihomer game, 7-1. Joba in to mop up.

Update, 4:10: Mopping not going well. Double, then RBI single for Shuck, 8-1. Chamberlain finally ends inning with K.

Update, 4:45: Scioscia on his third pitcher in the last of the ninth, Cano’s RBI single just made it 8-2. Two runs, 14 hits for the Yankees.

Update, 4:53: Wells two-run double, 8-4.

Update, 4:57: Yankees lose 8-4.

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467 Responses to “Game 120: Yankees vs. Angels”

  1. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    2 HR from Trumbo. One from Trout. Hughes fails to finish the 5th.

  2. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    6 hits 3 runs 7 2/3 innings. Go Phil!!

    As for Elvis…No GM’s wanted to claim Manny either, how did that work out?

    I’m thinking they should have claimed Andrus.

  3. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    GO ALEEEEEEEEEX!!

    GO YANKS!

    GO OPTIMISM!

    BOO HATERS!!!!!

  4. Chip August 15th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Nunez is in the running for most overrated Yankee ever.
    —————–

    He’s up there with Ruben Rivera, Rickee Ledee, Drew Henson, Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

  5. G. Love August 15th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Go Unknown!

  6. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Afternoon game in the Bronx I’d normally say it’s wild and wacky. 11 to 9 Yankee win, BUT we have scored so many runs the last few games I am going to go with 5 to 4 Y’s. MO gets back on track with a save.

  7. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Go Phil! Even I jumped off the Hughes train (sobs) but I still will cheer for you….need a big start today

  8. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    G. Love – Shout Out to a great Yankee and Baseball Mind. Great seeing ya man.

  9. Chip August 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Again I will ask the silly questions:

    Why wouldn’t you play Ichiro against a LHP when he’s crushing LHP?

    And why are you DHing Granderson over Vernon Wells?

    And why are you putting your hottest hitter 2nd instead of batting him in an RBI spot?

  10. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    OK, boys. Let’s get’em for the sweep.

  11. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Nobody wanted Hanley Ramierez…..a rich team took a risk….working out well?

  12. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    “Why wouldn’t you play Ichiro against a LHP when he’s crushing LHP?”

    It’s interesting that the binder hasn’t made him do this…..

  13. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Blake you need to get off the Andrus train and take a step away from the tracks, it will still be running through town in 2015.

  14. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Nobody wanted Hanley Ramierez…..a rich team took a risk….working out well?

    _________

    I wanted Hanley Ramirez and you said no. Want me to pull up the post?

    Don’t act like I’m afraid to take risks and you’re a risk taker all the time.

  15. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks for chasing there Calhoun.

  16. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    “I wanted Hanley Ramirez and you said no. Want me to pull up the post?”

    I wanted Hanley too….I didnt say no. It depending on what Miami wanted but when I found out they were givin him away in absolutely wanted him

  17. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Bret,

    Andrus is risky I don’t deny that…..

  18. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    No Blake I’m talking about when Hanley was a Dodger coming off his injury and the Dodgers were so far out of it buried in last place Doreen couldn’t figure out why I was trying to deal Phil Hughes there.

    You wanted no part of Hanley.

  19. Triple Short of a Cycle August 15th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Hanley who is always hurt? No thanks I’ll pass

  20. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Should have extended Hughes before he K’d Trout. Now he’ll be too expensive.

  21. Chip August 15th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Given that the Scranton infield is David Adams and three AAAA players (Lillibridge, Dan Johnson and Brendan Harris) I would love for the organization to promote Kyle Roller (.254/.345 14HR) and Jose Pirela (.261/.355 9HR) to AAA for the rest of the season – get them some valuable time there since it’s quite possible that when spring training opens next season the Yankees will have use for a power hitting 3b and switch hitting middle infielder.

  22. Triple Short of a Cycle August 15th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I hate this human Puke stain

  23. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Now he is back to being cheap again.

  24. DAM23 August 15th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Just when you allow yourself to get a bit optimistic, Hughes gets the start. Ughhhhhh.

  25. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    No Nick in SF, the appropriate time to extend Hughes will be after he coughs up a moon shot to Trumbo.

  26. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Extending Hughes before that Hamilton AB would have been an awful mistake. Pounce now while he’s on the ropes.

  27. Triple Short of a Cycle August 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Just when you allow yourself to get a bit optimistic, Hughes gets the start. Ughhhhhh.

    —————————-

    Optimistic over 1 K?

  28. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    No Blake I’m talking about when Hanley was a Dodger coming off his injury and the Dodgers were so far out of it buried in last place Doreen couldn’t figure out why I was trying to deal Phil Hughes there.”

    Didnt want to trade Hughes for him…. Didnt mean I wouldn’t have taken him if price was right

  29. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Alright offense. Stay En Fuego.

  30. RayVT August 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Andrus was a missed opportunity I believe. But Yanks could still trade for him & if the Rangers would pay most of his 2014 contract he could work wonders for the $189. After that he is only $$ with a very high upside.

  31. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle says:
    August 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm
    Hanley who is always hurt? No thanks I’ll pass

    I take it you haven’t seen the dodgers much lately ?

  32. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    at what age does Andrus go from “upside” to “disapppointing-relative-to-high-expectations” ?

  33. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Do we consider 1 run in the first a good or bad start ?

  34. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I’d definitely take Andrus if the Rangers pay a HUGE chunk of his total contract, not just 2014.

  35. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Hassey says:
    August 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    at what age does Andrus go from “upside” to “disapppointing-relative-to-high-expectations”

    Probably not until he’s 27 or so

  36. Triple Short of a Cycle August 15th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    After that he is only $$ with a very high upside.

    —————————–

    I would rather spend the money on a guy who can hit

  37. Mike Ri August 15th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Do we consider 1 run in the first a good or bad start ?

    ————
    lol lol lol

  38. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    The Rangers could have traded Andrus for Justin Upton. I bet they feel cute.

  39. DAM23 August 15th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle says:
    August 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    Just when you allow yourself to get a bit optimistic, Hughes gets the start. Ughhhhhh.

    —————————-

    Optimistic over 1 K?

    —————-

    Ummmm, no. I meant about Yankees in general.

  40. G. Love August 15th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    blake,

    I consider 1 run in the 1st from Hughes a 9.00 ERA

  41. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I particulalrly like that Andrus has already played in so many playoff and WS games

  42. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Angels got lucky

  43. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Where does Soriano’s production from this series alone put him in the team’s list of full season stats?

  44. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    And he was safe.

  45. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    At one point they could have traded from another surplus, one at catcher instead of shortstop, when they had Teagarden and Saltalamacchia.

    Prospect huggers over there.

    Didn’t they trade Chris Davis as well?

  46. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Fonzi AB – Slider, curve, FB in and down, 55 ft slider, slider down and in. Blasted that last slider. Baseball looks like a beach ball to him right now. WOW!!

  47. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    It seems like the yanks aren’t going to win another Hughes start this year. He is really lucky that Pineda, phelps and nuno are hurt. His location is awful.

  48. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I thought Phil’s FB had good movement in the first inning. Hopefully he can build on that

  49. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    not that either of them are locks or even close, but who is likelier for the HoF – Soriano or Beltre ?

  50. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    That Sori play was close.

  51. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    In what game will Soriano overtake Stewie in RBI for the Yanks in 2013?

    I think it happens in Fenway.

  52. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Hassey says:
    August 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    not that either of them are locks or even close, but who is likelier for the HoF – Soriano or Beltre ?

    Beltre

  53. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    What is he doing out there. Tough play but Ichiro gets that. So does Grandy.

  54. MG August 15th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Hughes’ fastball has some jump today.

    Hopefully none of them jump out of the park and the Yankees get the win…

  55. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    “What is he doing out there. Tough play but Ichiro gets that. So does Grandy.”

    I agree. I really don’t think he’s comfortable in RF

  56. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Buster, no way the Rangers give him the secondary multi yr. deal.

    They trade him first and give Profar the job and if there is 1 more year on the current Andrus deal he becomes a FA in 2015.

    Therefore Rangers pick up zero and new team must resign him to a more appropriate deal.

    I would not do so and would give a lengthy shot to Nunez.

    All of this is academic since Jeter’s career remains in the mix for the immediate future.

  57. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    hughes throwing gas today…

  58. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Girardi has to stop sitting ichiro against lefties. Has he seen his splits this year? It really doesn’t make any sense. If he wants to get wells in the lineup then play him at 1st base and sit Overbay. Overbay is out of gas anyway.

  59. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Captain, I agree. Should have played Wells at 1B and Ichiro in RF.
    He is something like 100 points better vs lefties..

  60. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Atta boy, Philip!

  61. MG August 15th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Hughes is hitting the glove with his fastball today.

    It seems to me that when he is good his fastball has both life and command

    When he is bad, both are missing and he gets hammered.

    That isn’t the norm for most starting pitchers, they learn how to get by without their best on most days. He seemed to do that fairly often last year but it’s been gone in 2013

  62. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    :evil:

  63. luis August 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Good afternoon guys,

    Alex with another hit

  64. blake August 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    “They trade him first and give Profar the job and if there is 1 more year on the current Andrus deal he becomes a FA in 2015.”

    http://sportsblogs.star-telegr.....tails.html

    Perhaps you should read this

  65. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Professional AB!

  66. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    That was an amazing AB. Dude is just a true pro.

  67. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    The problem with Hughes is it seems like he only has his good stuff and command like 1 out of every 8 starts or so. Otherwise he is batting practice.

  68. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Ghost of Vernon come out to play please.

  69. luis August 15th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    He made wilson throw some pitches and he didn´t hit for a DP

  70. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    even with that K, Vernon actually got his average back up to .245?

    He is now the King of the Undead

  71. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Good job Vernon. He should only play when a guy needs a day off not in a right handed platoon role. Too bad the Yanks don’t have a manager that isn’t obsessed with the lefty/righty matchup and actually looked at players splits instead.

  72. luis August 15th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Good at bat Grandy

  73. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Nuney find some green and let’s see that helmet go a flying.

  74. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    That’s an old Grandy at-bat.

  75. luis August 15th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Regardless…That was the right approach from Nuñez… He will find some grass eventually

  76. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Overbay really needs a day off….or 2 or 3. He has been an automatic out because he never gets a chance to rest. Today was a perfect day to play Welly at 1st base.

  77. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Just got home… 2 innings missed ain’t bad… How’s Phillip lookin?

  78. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Phil is going to Phine today.

    Need some Phuns though.

  79. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Phil is not fooling anyone with that loopy slider…But I liked that he threw it on that count

  80. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    ouch – even when he pitches well, Giro needs to get the BP up

  81. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Blake, instead of acting like the supercilious twit you are, why not just correct me or anyone for that matter if I’ve misstated something?

    How do you manage that practice with all the posting and research?

  82. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Gardy Strikes Again

  83. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    GGBG!!!! That´s a hustle triple

  84. JobaTipsHisCap August 15th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    did Trout catch that?

  85. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Safe!

  86. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Rip another slider Sori

  87. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    squeeze

  88. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “Blake, instead of acting like the supercilious twit you are, why not just correct me or anyone for that matter if I’ve misstated something?”

    I posted a link for you to educate yourself…..correcting you would be a full time job so no I don’t have time for that.

  89. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    cmnsnse,

    Will you please back off? Blake is one of the most respectful posters around here

  90. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Take your walk if it’s there and pass the baton.

  91. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Go Gardy!

  92. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Good at bat by Soriano

  93. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    SO RIA NO!!!!!

  94. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Sori is just out of his mind right now

  95. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Sor-i-ano!

  96. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    WWWWWEEEEEPPPPPAAAAA !!!!!!

  97. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Slider in NOPE

    Fastball down NOPE

    You can’t stop Sori right now.

  98. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Re;Hughes, Chip, observing Hughes delivery/mechanics and having related it to Betances.

    Do you think his pitches would be more deceptive if he had a more pronounced body turn?

    I believe it might even help his breaking pitches.

    More to the point I also believe there is no way the Yanks don’t qualify him for a year unless they receive a fair return in a trade.

  99. JobaTipsHisCap August 15th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Sori is HOT

  100. 4TrainNorth August 15th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Soriano playing out of his mind. Holy god.

  101. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    What a great hitter Cano is… He was fooled by the pitch and still managed to put good wood on the ball

  102. 4TrainNorth August 15th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Whoops, sorry Blake. Soriano playing really, really well right now.

  103. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    DO I HAVE ON THE RIGHT CHANNEL?

    THE HOME TEAM APPARENTLY HAS 5 HITS IN 2.1 INNINGS

    WHY AM I YELLING?

  104. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I think Soriano spits more than any other person alive, he seriously probably averages 1 spit per 3-4 seconds… I don’t remember him doing that during his time with the Yankees but I guess it’s been quite awhile.

  105. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    is there a Yahoo spit tracker that would help out?

  106. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    An A-Bomb?

  107. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    ARod going upper deck

  108. 4TrainNorth August 15th, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Opposing pitchers need to watch tape of Sori during 2002 postseason.

  109. joeman August 15th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Tackelberry August 15th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    If Hughes pitches poorly again today, Girardi has no choice but to take him out of the rotatiuon and give Warren a shot. Can no longer be patient with him and hope he turns it around. Yanks need to win as many games as possible and need to take drastic measures

    ——————————————
    if he pitches well today they will be calling him Cy Hughes around here….lot of blowing with the wind

  110. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    no infield fly called.

  111. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Not only good but lucky!

  112. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    is there a Yahoo spit tracker that would help out?
    —————————-

    I found a Bleacher Report article about his spitting…. No data though, womp womp

    http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....n-his-game

  113. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    …..

  114. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Nope an A-pup But still got on base, cortesy of Trumbo

  115. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Luis, back off what?

    Do you even understand the nature of my comment and why?

    If a poster, any poster comments on something and has misread or misstated something and another poster reasonably seeks to correct him/her.

    They do so directly not with subtle allusions!

    Nuance Luis, you either understand it or you don’t

    Now why not ask Blake if his post was intended to “illuminate”, and perhaps for once he actually be candid?

    And BTW I don’t mind anyone either correcting something I say or ragging on me when appropriate.

  116. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    good judgement by the umps.

    Hey when you’re living a good life like AL you get those kind of breaks. :grin:

  117. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    cant believe it. weather was perfect all week long. nothing but clouds today. stinks. at least the Yankees are on. Come on VERMIN!!

  118. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Wells batting behind Arod because he is a righty is ridiculous. Granderson should be up now.

  119. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    All we need is a fly vern

  120. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Runs runs runs runs, Vern.

  121. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Grrrr

  122. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    damn it.

  123. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    PLEASE RETIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. JobaTipsHisCap August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Wells is good

  125. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    What a surprise….Wells batting 5th is insane.

  126. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    al we need was one pin, Rodney

  127. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    “Now why not ask Blake if his post was intended to “illuminate”, and perhaps for once he actually be candid?”

    I provided a link for you to read…..you took offense to it

  128. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    dad gum it Vern

  129. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Adonis Sucks!!

  130. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    the only person that can drive in Soriano is Soriano

  131. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Meh….

    Comnsnse,

    My comment was more related to the other day when you kept attacking Blake relentlessly… If you don´t agree, that´s fine…But I think there is no need to call him names or troll him incesantly like you have done or you did to Rick in NJ…

  132. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    So Luis, as one who always seems to be a seeker of the best in folks, how do you propose I interpret the Twit’s second post?

    I’ve got just the right link I’d like to give him!

  133. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    That is happening a lot with Romine recently. A couple of more times and Girardi will never play him.

  134. astrocityfan August 15th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    If the lineup was correct today I chirp would be in there and Vernon would not. I just smh

  135. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Luis flashing his badge like Erik Estrada on Chips

    Orale, mijo!

  136. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....tem-92722/
    ——–

    Here you go everyone.

    “Via Bob Nightengale: MLB is prepared to adopt an expanded replay system that would give managers the opportunity to challenge a disputed play. Managers would get three challenges per game but could only use one in the first six innings (wtf?), and most (but not all) plays would be reviewable. Reviews will be made by a central office that will remain in contact with the crew chief.”

  137. Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Terrible replay system if true.

    Blake, Andrus contract’s AAV is recalculated from the moment he signed his extension. So whatever years were left on his original+the new deal+adjustments based on logic which I forget but could grant some help for ~2 years.

  138. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Throw that slider again.

  139. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I really dont like this Conger guy.

  140. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Breaking ball to get a ground ball would have been better there.

  141. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    If the Nightingales could sing like you, they’d sing much sweeter than they do, for you brought a new kind of love to me

  142. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Pathetic replay system.

  143. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    No, I am not. seeking the best of anyone… It is obvious that you don´t like each other… Why keep the confrontation? that´s all

    Hassey,

    I am not Mexican

  144. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Bad location cost Hughes there with 2 strikes. The usual.

  145. luis August 15th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Got to go… later folks

  146. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    didn’t say you were, not that it would be an insult at all

    just bs’ing

  147. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    The thing about the replays and all that is man games are going to be 4 plus hours every night.

  148. JobaTipsHisCap August 15th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t think Hughes can survive in NL west.

  149. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Hughes couldn;t survive the West bracket in the LL WS

  150. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Hughes is pathetic. First homer of the year to this scrub Nelson. And it was an absolute opposite field bomb.

  151. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    The usual nonsense with Hughes. He had him 0-2 and again can’t even put a AAA hitter away. Hughes isn’t a major league pitcher.

  152. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    that’s it for this game. failed with bases loaded 1 out, then Hughesie gives up an extra run to a scrub.

  153. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Might be a good time to get the BP moving…

  154. Ys Guy August 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    take him out now!

  155. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Ugh.

    cs, stop trolling Luis and Blake.

  156. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    They have to release Joba and bring up another long reliever. Pettitte and Hughes are barely giving them 5 innings a start and the bullpen is getting abused.

  157. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Turn out the lights……oh Dandy Don where did all the good times go?

  158. egk August 15th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    With the pitch count that Hughes usually as through 4-5 innings, he might as well be in the pen. He’s a 5 inning pitcher at most anyway.

  159. G. Love August 15th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Ker-Phlop…

  160. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    yes, Phil is our long reliever who just so happens to start the 1st

  161. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    @DanBarbarisi

    Nobody in baseball gives up more fly balls (60.8%) than Phil Hughes.

  162. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    We actually have an offense now so this thing isn’t over yet. We really can’t be blowing to many more oppo’s like last inning though.

  163. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    there were a copuple of times that the Yanks could have used a bomb from Nelson

  164. MG August 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    It’s official-Hughes is dead meat for the season.

    This is a start where he has his good fastball and he’s given up 3 runs in 4 innings to Trout and the scrubs.

    O’Neill said it best-Hughes kept throwing Nelson the same pitch in the same spot and eventually he got one.

  165. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Hughes should be in the bullpen. But even Girardi said that with Nuno, Phelps and Pineda hurt they don’t really have any other options. If they pitched Warren he is only stretched out to throw about 50 pitches. If they had another option Hughes wouldn’t be out there every 5th day.

  166. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    PULL HUGHES

    The 5th inning is where he is most prone to getting banged in the poop shoot.

    The lineup has seen his stuff 2 x through already and he has nothing new to show them. They’re going to sit on his crap and punish him.

    What’s one more inning on the BP?

    Bring in Warren.

  167. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    we have Wilson at 70 pitches. We should be able to get into the bullpen if we continue whatever it is we did in the first 3 innings.

    Phil Hughes will not benefit from being on a different team, aside from facing the pitcher in the NL. He is a terrible pitcher, bottom line.

  168. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Captain that is no excuse.
    So stretch warren out.
    Or bring up marshall or bootcheck.
    There is no excuse for sticking with a starter we know will fail vs one who may not…
    We are back in site of the playoffs. We cant afford hughes…

  169. 4TrainNorth August 15th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Hughes just will never cut it as a serious big-league starter. He has a Chris Nelson moment almost every game. And he’s killing this team’s momentum. Who predicted that for today? Everyone on this board plus every semi-informed Yankee fan alive.

  170. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    it sure would be nice if Soriano would hit another 7-run homer

  171. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    That’s exactly what I’m watching feun!
    This feels a lot more like the offense we’re used to.
    Even when they’re not scoring runs in bunches early, they’re using up all the starter’s pitches so they can get to the soft middle relievers.
    I’m almost as excited about this game as I was the last two at this point.

  172. JobaTipsHisCap August 15th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    give up 5 runs

  173. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Overbay is like the pitcher batting now. Overmatched and out of gas.

  174. MG August 15th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    If the Yankees win the Sox series they should pick up a starting pitcher in trade or by waivers before Tuesday, they can’t pitch Hughes and TBA in a doubleheader against the Jays and expect even a split.

  175. NYY fan in NH August 15th, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Hughes is dead weight at this point.. Just a really bad pitcher who can’t adjust pitch to pitch. It’s like watching Ground Hog Day over and over again with him. What a way to kill momentum for a team in desperate times getting to the playoffs.

  176. G. Love August 15th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    You guys are being too hard on the coaches son. He just missed his location a “few” times. He’s fantastic. You just don’t see it because his numbers stink and the ball keeps going over the wall. Stop judging him on results.

    Being clean cut sweetheart of a boy should count for something, right?

  177. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    “Blake, Andrus contract’s AAV is recalculated from the moment he signed his extension. So whatever years were left on his original+the new deal+adjustments based on logic which I forget but could grant some help for ~2 years.”

    so it wouldn’t be just 4.8 million AAV for 2014 then? That sucks…..what do you think about Andrus and trying to get him?

  178. 4TrainNorth August 15th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    The poop chute . . . you mean the place from which Hughes pulls the majority of his pitches, and every pitch with a 2-strike count.

  179. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Really can’t send Overbay up against Lefties anymore. It’s not fair to him or the fans.

  180. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    That was an imposter blake that backed Hughes for so long.

  181. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    That’s the oppo Romie we know and love.

  182. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Luis, who knew you were the blog public defender?

    You believe these people need your help?

    Or does everyone have to fit the mold you and a few others here decide is the norm?

    I’m not into blog couples or families as you seem to be. As a matter of fact Luis the latest studies (Baylor U.) indicate the most common thing that people want on blogs is not apologies but control.

    Control freaks on blogs, weepy purists, clique members, oldies vs newbies?

    Any light bulbs going on for you?

  183. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    A very annoying imposter. I’m glad the real not-so-annoying Blake outed him.

  184. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    SMH

  185. G. Love August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Can we trade Hughes to one of the teams in front of us and force them to use him?

  186. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I want hot tail from blogs, that is all.

  187. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Today’s game just shows that stuff won’t make you successful in the majors. Hughes had for him his good stuff today but bad location and still not being able to put guys away hurt him. He had whoever scored the 1st run and Nelson 0-2.

  188. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I admit to being a little weepy sometimes

  189. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    dont know why brett was swinging at the 1st pitch.

  190. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    dinner res

  191. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    There are 45 pitchers in the AL who have enough innings (so far) to qualify for the ERA title.

    The Yankees vaunted starting rotation is proud to claim nos. 36, 37 and 42. Ugh.

  192. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    G. Love August 15th, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    Can we trade Hughes to one of the teams in front of us and force them to use him?
    ——————————-
    Hughes + $20M to the Rays and they have to start him every 5 games for a minimum of 6 innings.

    Joba + $20M to the Red Sox… Must pitch all 9th innings in save situations.

    Stewie + $20M to the O’s… Must catch and bat clean up 4 out of 5 games.

  193. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    How soon we forget…
    Overbay had 3 hits in the game Vargas (LHP) started on Tuesday, but by Thursday his season has run a marathon and he only trained for half?

  194. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Still would rather have Michael Young instead of Overbay and he can back up 3B

  195. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Hamilton may hit a 500 foot HR here

  196. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    0-2 hit by pitch. Does he ever put someone away after getting to 0-2?

  197. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    if Hughes isn’t out of the rotation after today, this organization is a bunch of criminals. this guy wouldnt start all season for the worst of the worst organizations, the Mariners.

  198. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Hughes is so terrible, I would trade him for Jesus Montero.

    He’s the reason why we needed to acquire Pineda in the first place. The Yankees new Phil Hughes didn’t have #2 upside.

    The only problem is, other GM’s know it too and thus Cashman couldn’t get anything for him.

    Call the Mariners for Montero.

    That’s a fair trade.

  199. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    2 strikes to 3-2, get him out of this game. he looks awful now…

  200. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I’m having to watch on Gameday but did Hughes just throw a chest high CU?

  201. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Joba is warming… I take it back… Leave Phil in there!

  202. MG August 15th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:56 pm
    I’m having to watch on Gameday but did Hughes just throw a chest high CU?
    ——————–
    hanging slider, Hamilton just missed it…

  203. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hughes threw Hamilton nothing faster than 83 mph.
    Maybe he’s onto something.
    He’s really a junkballer.
    Or just junk…

  204. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Joba the reliever warming up to replace Hughes in the 5th inning.

    How sad both of them have become….

  205. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Joba’s music from the bp to the mound should be the Addams Family theme

  206. Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    so it wouldn’t be just 4.8 million AAV for 2014 then? That sucks…..what do you think about Andrus and trying to get him?

    If he could get back to the .350 OBP he had the past 3 years and the Rangers ate some of the money, yes. I don’t know any other SS the Yankees are going to acquire that has as mcuh going for them as Andrus.

  207. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Joba’s music needs to be the theme from Annie

  208. MG August 15th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I wonder if anyone will defend Hughes after he manages to get through 6 innings today with 3 runs and call it a ‘quality start’.

    He had his good fastball today, the Angels shouldn’t have more than 1 run so far…

  209. blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    “hanging slider, Hamilton just missed it…”

    gameday had it as a CU but either way chest high offspeed pitches aren’t the way to go

  210. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    cofuzz

    BA OBP SLG OPS
    .206 .252 .314 .566

    VS. Lefties for the whole season for Lyle

    But hey if you just want to concentrate on what he did against a crappy pitcher like Vargas be my guest.

  211. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    “If he could get back to the .350 OBP he had the past 3 years and the Rangers ate some of the money, yes. I don’t know any other SS the Yankees are going to acquire that has as mcuh going for them as Andrus.”

    agreed…..I would just take the contract I think if I didn’t have to give up anything to get him…..of course that would be the old Yankee way

  212. JobaTipsHisCap August 15th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    get him in

  213. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    we have two .300 hitters!

  214. MG August 15th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    “hanging slider, Hamilton just missed it…”

    gameday had it as a CU but either way chest high offspeed pitches aren’t the way to go
    —————–
    it was a terrible pitch but Wilson has gotten away with some as well-he hung one to Arod last time up that he should have hit into the second deck

  215. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I am glad that Wells has had the 2 biggest at bats in this game instead of Granderson. Girardi is a dope when it comes to the lineup.

  216. feunraes August 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    well done Vermin.

  217. Jesus Bustero August 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    We have 4 innings to tear up their pathetic bullpen.

  218. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Hughes was the first prospect that some of us hugged…..hard to let go….

  219. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    bad Vern is back again…..where did good vern go

  220. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    What’s a good vern?

  221. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Wow, some pitchers with a big gut can cover first.

  222. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    So if I’m reading right, Unknown, you’re telling me this is the Overbay we’ve had all season long. It’s not some product of the long season finally catching up to him?

  223. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Quality Start *ducks

  224. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    is this the most unloved QS in pitchign histroy?

  225. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Atta boy, Huughes!.

  226. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Figured the offense would take a day off today. Worst run support on this team

  227. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    How about a quality finish for the “O”?

  228. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    If we had 5 or 6 runs right now I think the tone would be different. That’s all I got on that.

  229. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Exactly how badly has Hughes pitched today?

    Except for the at bat to Nelson who couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle when he was with the Yanks, and as correctly noted by O’Neill throwing pitch after pitch in the same area.

    I’d say a decent start, and had the offense actually done something with men on base, who knows.

    We now have 10 hits and one run!

  230. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    The game’s not over yet, folks.
    The brutality that is the Angels bullpen is about to be exposed.

  231. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    The Nelson AB was bad for sure I will say that.

  232. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    This is the analogy to which I took offense.
    Young or RHB to be named would no doubt be an improvement on Overbay vs. LHP.

    Captain Clutch says:
    August 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    Overbay is like the pitcher batting now. Overmatched and out of gas.

  233. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    10? quality starts and only 3 wins to show for it.

  234. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    1 run on 10 hits is gonna leave a mark

  235. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Offensively, this team would really take off minus Wells. As for Overbay, he should be platooned with Mark Reynolds.

  236. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    At least tie it up

  237. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Stats geek, what are Overbay’s stats vs Young’s……….Mr.Linkedin?

  238. pat August 15th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    injuryexpert
    Andrews Sports Med is using stem cells & bone marrow as well as PRP. Expect this to be “issue” in next year. #notaped http://www.birminghammedicalne.....Story=1872

  239. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    ” about a quality finish for the “O”?”

    yankeefeminista-

    haven’t been watching.

    how do they only have one run on ten hits?

    you must be enjoying the yankees being a different team with alex back.

    i’ve never loved alex as a player, but he’s obviously making a difference right now.

    maybe it’s why jeter has always seemed to have his back when you would think he wouldn’t.

    i’m willing to keep an open mind with alex. he’s definitely showing something right now when almost everyone seems against him.

  240. Doreen August 15th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Eek. Just peeked at the line score they put up (I’ve been doing chores whilie the game is on, so not watching steadily). One run and ten hits. Ugh.

  241. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    That DP ball by Vern is what is leaving a mark. Maybe he gets another shot.

    Hopefully Wilson is done although I think he is going to start the 7th and hopefully they bring in a righty. Get Suzuki involved.

  242. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Back in the day, Hughes and Joba were hugged, and Johann Santana was tossed back into the face of the Twinks.

  243. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    6 innings and 3 runs is good for Hughes given the way he’s been pitching…..I haven’t got to watch live but just looking at locations on gameday though the process could have been better…..sounds like the awfulness of the Angels lineup has saved him a bit…..but still……better I guess.

  244. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Passed by Romine set up 1 of the Angel runs.

  245. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Passed Ball

  246. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    This is really going to be a make or break inning here. Top of the order we need to roll.

    Although I know Frieri can be hit as well if we have to do it in the 9th.

  247. Doreen August 15th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Unknown -

    I did see that half inning. That was extremely deflating, the DP by Vern.

  248. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Not sure just Who the Angel closer is at this point. Frieri has been getting torched lately.

  249. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Speaking of peds use ;)

    Anyone following the daily blurbs from the NFL re: some form of drug offenses?

    It’s kind of hilarious because they seem to have “sliding punishments” that run the gamut of a week, a game and multi games.

    Of course this does not include spousal abuse, bar fights, alimony or child support missed payments and racial or sexist slurs!

    Arod would fit right in with that crowd!

  250. yankinvegas August 15th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    this is such an important game. let’s get some hits when it matters.
    win today and grab 2 of 3 in the fenway dump and we could have a decent shot

  251. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Wilson screwing around with the Gardner bunt possibility by Double kicking off the rubber.

  252. Tyler August 15th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Do you offer Hughes the qualifying offer? I don’t think he takes it and he’ll head out west but this hasn’t been the type of year that easily gets guys 4/40.

  253. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Get help on that Blue

  254. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Dick Vitale ?@DickieV 3m
    Agree with @Evan3Longoria & @RaysJoeMaddon owner Mr Sternberg-if suspended I say give full pay but can not play!. http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....bg5cbzerIJ

    cry cry cry…..good grief….so they think players should be punished before a ruling is made? I’d love to know how they’d feel if Longoria was falsely charged.

  255. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Great umpiring they got it right.

  256. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Scioscia making a horses arse outta himself.

  257. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Hughes would jump all over a QO from the Yanks. It’s something like $13-$14 Mill.

  258. Tar August 15th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Kay is so stupid

  259. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Yes

  260. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Season is over for the Angels, so Scioscia could care less about the ramifications of the pitch count that Wilson has compiled.

  261. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Isn’t it nice that the Yankees GM didn’t want to acquire Soriano?

  262. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    wells on deck on deck

  263. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Yeah, another feather in Cashman’s cap.

  264. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Tyler, you definitely make the Q offer to at least get something.

    As I’ve said numerous times I still believe they resign or qualify him unless they trade him before the end of the month.

    I mean who are the starters next year all things considered?

  265. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Jepsen coming in. If Alex gets on then we pinch hit Ichi and if Mike goes to his lefty that’s fine.

  266. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    we have NO .300 hitters!

  267. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    You make that QO to Hughes and he is a Yankee in 2014. Just like some around here wanted to make the QO to Martin this past offseason. Wouldn’t have worked then, same Now.

  268. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    7 outs to get a few runs off their pen. If we lose than we face having to sweep Boston. Being this far back in the standings is tough.

  269. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    it is hard to score once on 11 hits.

    making the impossible possible

  270. DONNYBROOK August 15th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Frisco gonna have a tough call on whether to QO “The Freak”.

  271. bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Has anyone got the cojones to come up big for the Yanks today or are we going to end up with one run on about 15 hits?

  272. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    The Yankees don’t have many starting options next year if Kuroda and Pettitte don’t come back. So I would bring Hughes back.

  273. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    statistically, a four game sweep is the second hardest thing to do in sports, just behind kicking a 65 yard field goal thru a blizzard

  274. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Trout is good. I like mine almondine.

  275. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    “Just like some around here wanted to make the QO to Martin this past offseason. Wouldn’t have worked then, same Now.”

    still think they should have….at least they’d have a real catcher this year or gotten a draft pick for him.

    I would offer Hughes the QO still…..he’ll be the youngest starter on the market.

  276. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You couldn’t complain about 13 million for Martin if you’re willing to give Youkilis 12 and Vernom Wells 13

  277. Tackelberry August 15th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    Isn’t it nice that the Yankees GM didn’t want to acquire Soriano?

    __________________________________________

    You’re wrong. Cashman DID want Soriano, but didn’t want to give up Corey Black who he considered was a high celing releif piching prospect. He wanted to wait out Theo a little longer to see if the price would drop, but Hal pushed him to finish the deal right away

  278. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Blake @ 3:31, so based on your “analysis” everyone who believes he should not be allowed on the field until the appeal is heard are hypocrites?

    Or perhaps those who support his presence on the field are presenting fair and honest judgments , and are not hypocrites?

    The only reason this is even being discussed is the CBA allows this nonsense and you can be sure future negotiations will change it.

  279. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    some teams tack on runs
    we tack off runs

  280. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Dane De La Rosa is the Angels new closer. Ernesto might get the 8th.

  281. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, that was one sad AB by Hamilton… Unreal how bad he looks at the plate.

  282. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    The Angels aren’t a bad hitting team. They’re like 6th in avg and 8th in run scored. It’s their pitching that sucks. Opposite of the Yankees.

  283. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Logan looks like he has an allergy, but he’s pitching fine.

  284. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    “Blake @ 3:31, so based on your “analysis” everyone who believes he should not be allowed on the field until the appeal is heard are hypocrites?”

    I think the people in question who are complaining about it have an agenda…..because they are the Rays and they would rather see Lillebridge manning 3B than Arod for the Yankees.

  285. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    “Wow, that was one sad AB by Hamilton… Unreal how bad he looks at the plate.”

    it’s amazing really…..he looks 40 years old.

  286. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    that’s racist

  287. blake August 15th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    and of course players should be allowed to play while they wait out an appeal…..that’s what the whole due process thing is all about ….

  288. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    That was a ppositive step for Hughes, but he still has to do better. Like, if he did this exact thing in eight of his next ten starts. Or if he stopped giving up stupid two-strike homers to AAAA hitters like Chris Nelson, he might do even better.

  289. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I agree with Blake.
    I’d actually rather not see ARod out there, but I’m dismissive of similar sentiments from AL East competitors.
    Especially those who lost nothing in Biogenesis-gate.
    Because we can safely assume plenty of them or their teammates (or their players in the case of Maddon, Showalter, etc.) have simply gotten away with it because their doctors aren’t as thoroughly idiotic as Bosch.
    Doesn’t excuse what ARod and the others did.
    Just means I think the pot is doing a lot of namecalling to the kettle.

  290. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Romine picked a bad location for the Nelson hr. and Hughes missed the spot by just enough.

    Should have gone up and in with the FB.

    Can’t go to the well too many times.

    Have to move the ball around more.

    Hughes FB was the best I’ve seen it this season.

    He still lacks an effective 2ndary put away pitch.

  291. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Joe doesn’t dare to go Joba

  292. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Neslon walking to the plate pointing at Cashman’s box

  293. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Well, I am going to go out an enjoy the nice weather.

    Way to suck Boone!

  294. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Chris Nelson coming through in the clutch.
    Again.
    Jerk.

  295. Northy August 15th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    This one is on Joe – why leave Logan in?

  296. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Are you friggin kidding?

  297. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    That’s what you get when you treat Logan as more than a LOOGY. Thanks, Joe.

  298. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    poop

  299. Tackelberry August 15th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Well, thats that!

  300. blake August 15th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    so I assume if somebody spiked Longo’s gatorade with some testosterone then he’d be just fine with sitting out the rest of the season while the appeal process played out right?

  301. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    if all ten teams ahead of us lose today, we won;t lose any ground in the WC chase

  302. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Girardi never learns when he pitches Logan against righties. It burns them almost every time.

  303. Dill Pickler August 15th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Yankee pitchers: Turning Chris Bleeping Nelson into Mike Schmidt.

  304. bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    The same Chris Nelson who hit 0 home runs and had three hits in 36 ABs for the Yanks. Oh, the irony.

  305. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Former Yankee Jack Clark told me Evan Longoria is on PEDs.

  306. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Not bad for a AAAA player

  307. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Let’s see how they handle Boston.

    3 of 4 is good enough for now. Hughes progressed. A good sign.

    2 of 3 minimum needed in Beantown.

  308. J2L August 15th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Nelson HRs bought to you by NY lotto.. Hey! You never know…

  309. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    from the dugout apparently:

    @chrisnelson hate on this, biotches

  310. NYY fan in NH August 15th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Another Boone Logan meltdown.. way to go!

  311. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Yanks still get tying run up to the plate. What happens then will be interesting.

  312. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    tacking on to the tack ons

  313. Tackelberry August 15th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Northy August 15th, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    This one is on Joe – why leave Logan in?
    __________________________________________

    Nope! Its on Logan for not finishing off Conger. WOuld you really trust Joba in that spot over Logan?

  314. comnsnse August 15th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Second guessers? This is on Girardi?

    What would you have said if Joba who many here want to send out to sea came in and did the same thing?

    See!

    Joba and Hughes have the same issues, too many fastballs in the hitters ,any hitters zone!

  315. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    4-13 for Hughes

  316. bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Phil Hughes.
    Boone Logan.
    Vernon Wells.

    Just three reasons why the Yanks won’t be playing October baseball this year. Enough already. DFA them all tonight please.

  317. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Yeah I mean Joba wasn’t the answer there either. Tough situation because he didn’t want to use DRob behind which I get. Logan just needed to get it done and he didn’t.

  318. Northy August 15th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Agree that Logan should have taken care of Conger. Since that didn’t happen I would have brought D-Rob in. The Yankees cannot afford to let the opportunity for a win pass…

  319. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Boone really isn’t a LOOGY

    2013:
    Vs lefties: .254/.292 /.433/.725
    Vs righties: .231/.276/.365/.641

    2012 righties had better #’s off of Boone, 2011 lefties had better #’s off of Boone

    Who else is Joe going to there? Joba lol

  320. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    JOba soon to be in the 5 ERA club also

  321. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    They have to release Joba. Enough is enough.

  322. ac1 August 15th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Cant they just release joba?
    Logan just shouldnt have been left in but joba suuuucks

  323. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    If someone spikes Longo’s Gatorade and he tests positive, what is he appealing?

  324. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Fire, meet Fuel.
    The good thing about seeing Joba these days is knowing you can turn off your computer/TV/radio and get on with your life until the next game.

  325. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Serious question WTH happened to Joba. Completely unrecognizable.

  326. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    do the Joba Rules still apply?

  327. pkyankfan69 August 15th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    My cable just went out… Only about 10 minutes too late… Almost missed the carnage, darn!

  328. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Did Hughes reach 95 again on the fastball? In his last 3 starts he’s been throwing 94 more. I’m hearing on the radio mostly.

  329. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    pay your damn bills!

  330. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The Yankees had plenty of opportunities to score and left a nation’s worth of base runner’s stranded against Wilson.

    They lost their opportunity right there.

    Wells was a real goat today.

  331. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Yeah he hit 95

  332. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    Phil Hughes.
    Boone Logan.
    Vernon Wells.

    Just three reasons why the Yanks won’t be playing October baseball this year. Enough already. DFA them all tonight please.
    ——

    And CC, and Pettitte.

  333. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    cofuzz, if your choice is to be in an air-conditioned room with Joba pitching on the TV or go outside and walk around the block a few times, what do you do?

  334. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    88-

    yes. several times.

    94 a lot.

  335. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Great move starting Wellsie, today, huh Genius Joe?

  336. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I am not a zombie – the Yankees don;t need to keep bashing me in the head

  337. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I mean they all hurt from here on out. Really had a good chance to win today. Can’t let it snowball. Go into Boston and take care of business.

  338. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Not to mention batting him 5th, instead of Granderson.

  339. Hassey August 15th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    15 straight hits should net us the seven runs we need

  340. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    You know it was going to go bad for the offense when Soriano’s hit bounced off the wall. Instead of going over it.

  341. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    MTU August 15th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    88-

    yes. several times.

    94 a lot.
    ———

    That’s the positive I’ve been taking his last 3 starts. Hoping he’s getting his mid 90 fastball back.

  342. RayVT August 15th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Cmon! Hughes pitched well enough today. 6 In 3 Runs is a quality start.
    Logan has been decent, but he has pitched a lot of innings.
    Wells, should have been playing 1B today vs tough lefty for Logan.

  343. Tackelberry August 15th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    In fairness, it is very tough to sweep a 4 game series. 3 of 4 is very good. NOw need to follow it up with 2 of 3 in Boston. Will the Yanks ever be able to solve Doubront?

  344. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Nick,
    I usually make the mistake of sticking around.
    But logic is not my strong point when it comes to my cheering-related decisions.

  345. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    And as you probably know, Nick, a walk around the block on a Fresno afternoon is almost as unpleasant to begin with.

  346. bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Ray

    Hughes. 4-12.
    Logan. Lefty specialist who can’t get lefties out.
    Wells. One home run in three months.

    I rest my case!

  347. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Fresno in August was definitely part of the equation when I came up with the question.

    It would be a different question in April, when the weather is nicer and you haven’t been beaten down by too many Joba appearances yet.

  348. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Also why is Wells playing the outfield over Ichiro in Hughes’ starts?

  349. Nick in SF August 15th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    BTW, it was a year ago today that Melky Cabrera’s failed drug test and suspension were announced.

    Happy anniversary.

  350. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    Ray

    Hughes. 4-12.
    Logan. Lefty specialist who can’t get lefties out.
    Wells. One home run in three months.

    I rest my case!
    —————-

    Hughes has 10 or 11 quality starts. And I’m not talking like today’s game quality start. And only has 3 wins to show for it. Not much you can do if there’s no run support. It’s at 3.04

  351. bruceb August 15th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Hughes sucks…whichever way you cut it. He doesn’t deserve any run support. I’m done with him.

    Gotta take my anger out on someone :)

  352. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    In what organ or orifice is Rob Thomson’s head firmly placed? Guesses, anyone?

  353. blake August 15th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Joba the white flag chamberlain.

  354. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Haha. He needs to meet Henry Rollins.

  355. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Still alive…

    Aw, let the lefty pitch to Alex. Booo!

  356. blake August 15th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    “In fairness, it is very tough to sweep a 4 game series. 3 of 4 is very good. NOw need to follow it up with 2 of 3 in Boston. Will the Yanks ever be able to solve Doubront?”

    it was a good series no question…..3 of 4 is always good no matter who or where you are playing. The problem is that the Yankees have put themselves in a position where they have to be almost perfect the rest of the way…..I guessed this morning that they could lose about 15 more times this year if they wanted to make the playoffs……now it’s 14…..

    HAVE to take 2 of 3 in Boston…..if they go up there and get swept it’s over…..

  357. Niblick August 15th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    6 run homer for Arod. The players will run around the bases twice, and Scioscia will explode when the umps call all 6 safe.

  358. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Crap call

  359. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Oh here’s Vernon to set it all right :roll:

  360. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Due

  361. yankeefeminista August 15th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Yeah!

  362. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Will wonders never cease :D

  363. mnmboys August 15th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Needed that earlier in the game with bases loaded.

  364. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    OK just get ‘em loaded somehow and Logan ‘em ;)

  365. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    The Yanks don’t quit.

  366. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Rats.

  367. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Didn’t someone say earlier they’d still manage to get the tying run into the on deck circle?

  368. cofuzz August 15th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Unknown said they’d get the tying run to the plate.
    But I think that was before Joba put the smiley face on the icing on the cake.

  369. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Big difference it would have made if those 4 runs were scored before the 6th

  370. igotid88 August 15th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Big difference it would have made if those 4 runs scored before the 6th

  371. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    5 of 7 should work the rest of the way.

  372. joedep August 15th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Joba Sucks !

  373. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Has Chad been reassigned to the legal gun owners of Westchester beat?

  374. UnKnown August 15th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Yeah I said that at 7-1. Joba making it 8 – 1 really hurt. Still almost though.

  375. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Pirates and Cards are both legit. Great game into the 11th.

  376. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Blake-

    You can be sure that the Sux will be up for driving a stake thru the Yankee’s heart.

    Especially in front of the Fenway faithful as well as National television.

    From their perspective eliminating the Yankees from post-season play- priceless.

  377. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Mister Tom-

    Chad is probably on his way to Boston.

  378. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Randy-

    I’m with you. Let’s re-sign Hughes to a buy low contract.

    He isn’t this bad.

    If we can get him cheap enough let’s get him for depth ?

  379. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Hughes is one pitch away.

    Surely he can learn Mr. Splitty in the next couple of years.

    The way he’s throwing now I bet he touches 96-97 out of the Pen.

  380. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Maybe we should bestow Hughes to Gil Patterson. He’s already done a great job with Betances (who should be starting, service clock and all) and perhaps was instrumental in getting Nova back to his sinking ways.

    For some reason, Hughes has not been able to translate consistently well as a starter. The raw material is there, and the kid is not a slacker. Somehow, it feels like this falls, again, to poor mentorship by the Yankees.

    Will we part with Hughes, Chamberlain, Betances, etc and they go elsewhere and fulfill their potential? In that case, Cashman’s epitaph will be:

    He was great at developing pitchers for other teams.

  381. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    They have to get rid of Joba and bring up Betances and keep Huff or another long reliever on the team. CC, Pettitte and Hughes are going to kill the bullpen. CC has been better the last 2 starts but the other 2 are only 5 inning pitchers. Joba is totally useless and they are going to blow out the others guys arms.

  382. blake August 15th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    “Maybe we should bestow Hughes to Gil Patterson”

    Too late though…..only about 6 weeks left

  383. longtimefan August 15th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Not sure what Girardi’s deal is with Logan, almost choked when he said he liked the way he was pitching today, seems Boonie and Stewie can do no wrong

  384. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    JAP-

    IMO Hughes would profit mightily form a sinker if he could learn one.

    Or a Split.

    Or both.

    His FB had terrific velo and life today.

    Just went to the well one too many times.

  385. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Hughes is one pitch away.

    Surely he can learn Mr. Splitty in the next couple of years.

    The way he’s throwing now I bet he touches 96-97 out of the Pen.
    ///

    How’s the MTU household? :D

    I think you are right. I don’t feel that Hughes is just a guy with a really good fastball who has no pitching instincts; feels more like, as you suggest, he’s just a pitch away from having enough weapons to make his fastball stand out even more. Why have we not been able to help him find that pitch? He needs a groundball inducing pitch in the worst way. If he doesn’t have a feel for a splitter, why can’t he use a 2-seamer? He used to get more groundballs – what has happened?

    As to the bullpen, of course he can get outs on the fastball in the pen. It would still feel like a compromise to me, and an indictment of the “pitching wins” mastermind who somehow can’t properly develop any.

  386. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    JAP/Blake-

    Bestow him to Hiroki.

    ;)

  387. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    “Maybe we should bestow Hughes to Gil Patterson”

    Too late though…..only about 6 weeks left
    ///

    You’re right, and I feel like he’ll figure it out once he’s gone.

  388. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    JAP-

    Unfortunately, the train rolled in the wrong direction today.

    The Pup has now developed a small ulcer in the other eye.

    We caught it quicker this time and hopefully will be able to eliminate it w/o any more loss of vision.

    I’m back on the case ready to fight the next battle.

    Mrs. MTU and I are starting to feel like the same person that has stuck pins in the Yankee’s VooDoo doll is doing it to us.

    :)

  389. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    My optimistic take: we’d won four in a row, maybe a loss – in the interest of universal balance – allows us to ascend and crest our way to a sweep of the Blowsox.

    I’m not really feeling particularly intimidated by Doubront-Lackey-Dempster.

    More optimism: Hughes has somewhere to go after this one (yeah, I know where the board wants him to go ;) ) if we could get him some runs. Phelps isn’t coming back, and sorry, Hughes is still a better option than Warren, in my view.

  390. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Is it OK with you if blake is promoted to “Mister” status? Even if he wants Andrus for $120 million, he hasn’t deserved the attention he’s he’s gotten the last few days, and he’s courteous to those who are the same with him.

  391. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    JAP/Blake-

    Bestow him to Hiroki.

    ;)
    ///

    I know, right? Sori can translate in pigeon japanese and pigeon english :)

  392. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Mister Tom-

    Blake is always OK in my book.

    I’ll vouch for him.

    By all means elevate him unless he fails the age requirement.

    :)

  393. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    longtimefan August 15th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Not sure what Girardi’s deal is with Logan, almost choked when he said he liked the way he was pitching today, seems Boonie and Stewie can do no wrong
    ///

    My walls are 100 years old and they’re still vibrating from the “Noooooooooooo Joooooeeee” I let loose in here.

  394. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    JAP-

    Hughes would be well-advised to seek the wisdom of a master of the Split.

    He can buy both guys dinner once a week until the season ends.

    Small price to pay.

    :)

  395. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Age matters some, honor matters more.

  396. Captain Clutch August 15th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Boonie and Stewie can do no wrong
    ————-

    Add Nixy to that mix….

  397. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Unfortunately, the train rolled in the wrong direction today.

    The Pup has now developed a small ulcer in the other eye.

    We caught it quicker this time and hopefully will be able to eliminate it w/o any more loss of vision.

    I’m back on the case ready to fight the next battle.

    Mrs. MTU and I are starting to feel like the same person that has stuck pins in the Yankee’s VooDoo doll is doing it to us.
    ///

    MTU I am so sorry about that. I thought he was out of the woods. I’ll up the prayers, my friend.

  398. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Mister Tom-

    Then elevate Blake.

    After all he is raising 3 future Yankees.

    The only demerit I can see is that he tolerates me.

    Other than that he’s a fine young Man.

    :)

  399. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    JAP-

    Please do.

    The poor little guy is booby-trapped.

    I’m hoping we’ll win this one.

    In most other ways he is doing much, much better.

    Other than I need to stop feeding him so much.

    He’s somewhat limited in the amount and places we can exercise him.

    At least he has a healthy appetite.

    ;)

  400. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    In that case, blake, make sure the kids are switchies.

    Speaking of which, today was one of the few times I really missed Tex. If we’d have had a RH Tex to throw at Wilson, we might have pushed some runs across. Overbay was painful to watch today against the lefty.

  401. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Maybe he should have 6 more regulars, plus at least a good reliever, at least. From what I paid my dentist, he could do it, and if he’s their agent, no more root canals.

  402. joerandolph119 August 15th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Just looked up this stat on fangraphs, felt the need to share.

    Vernon Wells has the 5th worst wOBA among Yankees outfielders with more than 351 PA in their history.

  403. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    MTU, you can’t walk him? Is his balance affected?

  404. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Mister Tom-

    With the way Blake is going he might just get there.

    I think he might even be a closet “Mormon”.

    :)

  405. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    JAP-

    I can. A little bit. His balance is fine. His footpads are still not 100% but much better.

    He’s used to running a lot with his brother.

    I will simply have to cut back on his rations for now.

    In my zeal to make sure he ate enough I may have overcompensated a bit.

    :(

  406. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Scientific studies have demonstrated that being lean, in and of itself, tends to increase life expectancy.

    Same must be true for Dogs.

    So as soon as “Lucky” is ready I’m gonna get him lean the right way.

    Thru exercise.

    Right now we both could afford to lose a few lbs.

    :)

  407. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    MTU, I see. Yeah, you might want to take it easy on the feedings :) I think the liver undergoes some synthesis of vitamins and operates best when not overworked. He’ll need all the nutrient to be converted smoothly to stay strong. And the TLC isn’t quantifiable, but we know how effective it is.

  408. tomingeorgia August 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Sorry about the pup’s relapse. How old is he?

    As far as brett goes, if he is a “closet” Mormon, he does have a better chance.

  409. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I am stoked about playing the Blowsox.

  410. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    JAP-

    No shortage of TLC. Maybe a shortage of wallet after a while.

    Vet was surprised at well he seems to have taken everything.

    I think it’s all the love and attention. Keeps him happy in spite of it all.

    :)

    Tom-

    Much appreciated.

    He’s 6.

    On Brett. Yeah, if he’d convert and go on a mission he could have his pick of the litter.

    Or if he went to BYU. He’d be hitched before school was done.

  411. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    JAP-

    This series will count. Especially for us.

    I just hope we are up to the challenge.

    :)

  412. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    The rule for Boston with Soriano is not to challenge him with the FB.

    They’ll try to get him to chase breaking stuff out of the zone, and high cheese.

    He’s white hot right now and as he has shown can still hurt you.

  413. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I’d love to see Sori and A-rod play pepper with the Monstah for 3 days straight.

  414. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    JAP-

    No shortage of TLC. Maybe a shortage of wallet after a while.

    Vet was surprised at well he seems to have taken everything.

    I think it’s all the love and attention. Keeps him happy in spite of it all.
    ///

    Of course, they just want to be with their peops :)

    We had to make a move about 20 years ago for about six months, and we had to wait to send for the cat. He stayed with my parents, who loved him dearly, but he missed us terribly and developed all these sores in our absence. My Dad said the cat felt displaced, and although he cuddled up with them to watch Yankee games, he was kind of lost without his folks. We were able to bring him after a couple of months, and he perked up and was purring away in no time. We also fed him cucumbers and cantaloupe, to give him Vitamin A and silica to help his skin. The vet wanted us to give him steroids, but we refused. It actually became quite contentious, but we stuck to our guns. The vet was European, so he wasn’t too overbearing, since he did not practice, but was more aware of other modalities. We brought him back for a final check and told him the cat loved the cantaloupe and cukes, and the vet laughed, shook his head, and said: “He looks fantastic, so keep doing what you’re doing. By the way – cucumbers and cantaloupe? You have a very strange cat.” :D

    But the love was the true salve.

  415. Doreen August 15th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    MTU,

    So sorry about your pup.

  416. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    JAP-

    This series will count. Especially for us.

    I just hope we are up to the challenge.

    ///

    Just have a feeling we are going to own at Fenway. Alex will be booed and hopefully he will respond by depositing a few pitches into the bullpen and over the monster. Finally we have some right-handed power to knock around that pinball park. The last time we were up there, we were scarcely “we”, and they really had no fear of our lineup.

  417. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks Doreen.

    We’re getting used to setbacks.

    We’ll get him there. Just might take a little bit longer.

    He is actually much improved from where he started even though it sometimes doesn’t sound that way.

    The vision problems sadden us but as long as we can save some of his vision he’ll manage.

    I think we can. I hope we can. I know we’ll try our best within our means.

  418. MG August 15th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Bad, frustrating loss today on a variety of fronts.

    This was a really winnable game, there are so many things to point fingers at it’s a waste of time.

    They can’t afford to give away many games like this from now through the end of the season.

    On to Fenway, they need a minimum of 2 wins up there or they may find the season has truly slipped away…

  419. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    JAP-

    I hope your faith is rewarded.

    We do have quite a bit more right-handed power now.

    Jeter might even make it back for 1 of the games.

    Can always use his leadership.

    I think A-rod is playing with a big chip on his shoulder.

    If he is fortunate enough to have a good series in Boston more sentiment might swing his way.

    Because “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” kind of thing.

    We’ll see.

    ;)

  420. RayVT August 15th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    In some way a loss today may help in Beantown. If Yanks had swept Angels then RSox would have less pressure on them to win. Now there is a lot of pressure on the RSux & not so much for the Yanks.

    That said I still wish Yanks had won today, but the BP let Hughes & the Yanks down.

  421. J. Alfred Prufrock August 15th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    MTU – Alex thrives on being unloved. Probably tied up in showing his MIA father that he “doesn’t need” him or some such thing. I personally have no problem rooting for Alex and have zero ambivalence. I’ve rooted for him for nine years, so it comes quite naturally.

    Out to dinner. Good thoughts for MTU’s mop and for our Yanks…

    Good one, all.

  422. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    thanks JAP.

    Have a good meal and enjoy the rest of your evening.

    :)

  423. Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    In some way a loss today may help in Beantown. If Yanks had swept Angels then RSox would have less pressure on them to win. Now there is a lot of pressure on the RSux & not so much for the Yanks.

    How can this possibly be the case? If the Yankees won there would be more pressure on Boston due to the Yankees winning. As it stands there is now more pressure on the Yankees as they need to win almost every game to get a shot at even just the 2nd WC.

  424. MG August 15th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Here is a roadmap for the Yankees winning the AL East, it isn’t easy but is doable:

    8-2 against the Red Sox, pick up 6 games
    4-2 against the Rays

    They have 28 other games, win 18 of them

    That’s 92 wins and possibly an AL East Title

  425. MG August 15th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    above is fuzzy math, they only have 42 games left so need 18 out of the other 26.

  426. Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    So they only need Boston to play sub .500 while they play .700 ball to win the east?

  427. RayVT August 15th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Kind of backward logic on my part. If a team coming in to play you has a winning streak then there is more relief because the team you are playing is so hot.

    That said anytime the RSux & Yanks play there is plenty of pressure. The RSux will still be under scrutiny of the BeanTown Press. 3-Losses & the world is ending for either team but for different reasons.

  428. RayVT August 15th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Yanks August 15, 2013
    *****************************************************
    0.) Boston Has 28 Tough Games (50 Losses)
    Balt-9; NYY-10; TB-3; SF-3; LAD-3
    *****************************************************
    DIVISION LEADER
    *****************************************************
    0.) Texas Has 16 Tough Games (51 Losses)
    Oak-6; KC-3; TB-4; Pitt-3
    *****************************************************
    DIVISION LEADER
    *****************************************************
    1.) Tampa Has 24 Tough Games (51 Losses)
    Boston-3; Balt-7; NYY-6; Tex-4; KC-1; OAK-3
    *****************************************************
    1.) Oak Has 19 Tough Games (52 Losses)
    Cleve-3; Balt-3; Det-4; Texas-6
    *****************************************************
    WILDCARD LEADERS
    *****************************************************
    2.) Balt Has 29 Tough Games (55 Losses)
    TB-7; NYY-7; Cleve-3; Oak-3; Boston-9
    *****************************************************
    3.) KC Has 18 Tough Games (56 Losses)
    Det-8; Tex-3; TB-1; Cleve-6
    *****************************************************
    4.) Cleve Has 18 Tough Games (56 Losses)
    Oak-3; Balt-3; Det-3; KC-6; ATL-3
    *****************************************************
    5.) Yankees Has 23 Tough Games (58 Losses)
    Boston-10; Balt-7; TB-6
    *****************************************************

  429. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    “I think he might even be a closet “Mormon”.”

    Nah but some do consider me a closet moron

  430. I Am Winning August 15th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I’m not sure I would personally include the Yankees on the tough list list. They are barely playing over .500. If Kuroda or Nova are on the mound, it’s exceptionally tough, anyone else, it’s almost a guaranteed win for the opposing team.

  431. I Am Winning August 15th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Tough teams list*

  432. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Blake-

    I’ve got you beat in that category by a Country Western mile.

    But you’re young. You’ve still got plenty of time to improve.

    :)

  433. mick August 15th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    What is the fascination with Wells over Ichiro against a lefty?
    Isn’t Ichi raking against them?
    They would have won today if Ichiro played he wouldn’t have banged into a DP with the bags full.
    And batting Wells 5th? To protect Arod? And playing him in RF? Give me a break, Joe…

    Not to mention , Why have Joba on the team if you don’t trust him with the bags full against a righty in Nelson who banged a granny vs Logan?
    This game was on you Joe…

  434. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    And I’m working on the switch hitting….both that are old enough to throw through righty though so no future Kershaws

  435. MG August 15th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    So they only need Boston to play sub .500 while they play .700 ball to win the east?
    —————
    they have to beat the Sox 8 out of 10 to pick up 6 games, that leaves them within 2 games of 1st place.

    The Sox have 40 games left, if the Yankees were to win 8 out of those 10, the Sox could win 18 out of 30 (.600) and tie.

    I didn’t say it was either easy or likely, I said it was a roadmap.

  436. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    MTU,

    We all know you’re smarter than the average bear ;)

  437. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Blake-

    I can’t bear to be average but it’s what I am.

    :(

  438. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I sit right under the middle of the “bell curve” along with 68 % of my brothers and sisters.

    I have lot’s of company.

    :)

  439. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I wish they could have got Soriano last year….they were better and healthy then and maybe he woukd have put up a fight in the ALCS

  440. mick August 15th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I would think Cash would get laughed out of town if he doesn’t get a RH 1B by the waiver deadline.
    We don’t need Overbay batting 8th against a lefty at any time, esp the playoffs.

  441. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Soriano is acting like he never left.

    :)

  442. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    “Because “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” kind of thing.”

    mtu-

    i do think of hal and cashman as the enemy, and since alex is an enemy of theirs, yeah i’m enjoying what alex is doing.

    alex did not become the best player in the game at his peak by physical ability only. he obviously had a huge amount of inner drive also. this will is coming out now. and yes defiant. i like seeing it.
    to me he’s made the yankees temporarily worth watching again.

    i have zero interest in a hal/cashman vision of a yankee team. the more players like alex stand up to these clowns the better. the boston series is now something of interest. the yankees can thank alex.
    he’s been the catalyst to the offense coming to life.

  443. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Stark posted a column earlier comparing Miggy to some of the greats…..his first 10 seasons are almost identical to Aaron’s ……

  444. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Randy-

    Certainly seems to have gotten to Soriano.

    :)

  445. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    mtu-

    i’m liking seeing offense.

    you may not have noticed but i hate that “Pithing Wins” mentality.

    give me sluggers any day and then sprinkle in some pitching.

    we’ll see how this plays put with alex, but he makes this a different baseball team right now.

  446. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    “i have zero interest in a hal/cashman vision of a yankee team. the more players like alex stand up to these clowns the better. the boston series is now something of interest. the yankees can thank alex.
    he’s been the catalyst to the offense coming to life.”

    Angels pitching has helped too but it does seem like they have more life and confidence with Alex in there

  447. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Bottom of the 9th….game on the line…. Do you want Prime Pujols….Prime Manny…..or current Miggy at the plate?

  448. Jerkface August 15th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Prime Pujols, duh. Walks more, strikes out less.

  449. MG August 15th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Bottom of the 9th….game on the line…. Do you want Prime Pujols….Prime Manny…..or current Miggy at the plate?
    ————–
    Prime Mickey, no contest…

  450. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Blake-

    Prime Pujols for me.

  451. randy l. August 15th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    blake-

    alex’s contribution seems to go beyond his numbers.
    he seems to be functioning in a leadership role.

  452. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Randy-

    Of course I remember. Be hard to forget.

    The offense now at least has a pulse. That’s for sure.

    Enjoy it while it lasts.

    :)

  453. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Jerkface says:
    August 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    Prime Pujols, duh. Walks more, strikes out less.

    Current Miggy is pretty amazing…..he’s on pace to better any season albert ever had. 203 OPS +. Pujols career high was 192

  454. mick August 15th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    And keep Soriano down in the middle of the order somewhere.
    Maybe if he were up 5th today instead of Wells, he bangs that shot off the wall instead of grounding into the DP like Wells did (for those who actually watched the game).

  455. blake August 15th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Pujols’s average prime season was better than Miggys…..but this current model of Cabrera is probably the best RH hitter anybody has seen in a long long time

  456. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Blake-

    Consistency was Pujols middle name for a whole lot of years.

    Unfortunately his age and occasional bad health may have finally caught up with him.

    :(

  457. chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Although I think he was the lesser of the three, I’d go with prime Manny… he just seemed to come through in clutch situations. On second thought, it all depends if he was in one of his funks; pouting about something. Great question, Blake

  458. mick August 15th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    .but this current model of Cabrera is probably the best RH hitter anybody has seen in a long long time
    ============
    He reminds me of Bonds when you couldn’t throw a pitch past him, if you get my drift.

  459. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    MTU,
    I agree….Miggy hasn’t matched the longevity of greatness at this level that Albert did….Albert OPSd over 1 for 9 seasons and a stretch of 9 times in 11 years. Miggy has only done it 3 times total counting this year……that said…..If Cabrera keeps this up this season will best any of Albert’s

  460. chicken_stanley August 15th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    MTU -
    Consistency was Pujols middle name for a whole lot of years.

    Unfortunately his age and occasional bad health may have finally caught up with him

    —–

    Has anyone else ever wondered if his stated age is legit? Just wondering

  461. MG August 15th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Prime Mickey kills both of them, he was a switch hitter so you couldn’t match him up.

    1956 OPS+ 210
    1957 OPS+ 221
    1961 OPS+ 203

    1956 RISP OPS 1.443
    1956 RISP OPS 2 out, runner on 3rd 1.907

    Case closed…

  462. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Trout is fantastic.

    But Puig is scary good.

    Can’t wait to see how he adjusts in his first full season next year.

    How could we miss on that guy ?

  463. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    “He reminds me of Bonds when you couldn’t throw a pitch past him, if you get my drift.”

    Yea he sets hitters up the way manny used to do too….

  464. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Yea mantle was insane….funny thing was that he may never have even reached his celing

  465. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    El otro —–>

  466. blake August 15th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    “Has anyone else ever wondered if his stated age is legit? Just wondering”

    By the eyeball test he looks about 37

  467. MTU August 15th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Blake-

    He’s got a way’s to go.

    Stanley-

    Many think Pujols is much older than his birth certificate.

    ;)

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