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Offense backs Pettitte with another big night

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alfonso Soriano, Robinson Cano

Last time the Yankees came to this homer-friendly ballpark, they managed to play three games without a home run. “It’s a different lineup that we’re running out,” manager Joe Girardi said. That much was clear early, and two home runs in the first three innings carried the Yankees to a 10-3 win against the rival Red Sox. Mark Reynolds and Alfonso Soriano — neither of whom was with the Yankees a month ago — each went deep. Soriano’s was his sixth homer in as many games, and Reynolds’ came in his first at-bat with the team. That early offense helped Andy Pettitte get his first win since July 11. In his finest start in at least a month, Pettitte allowed three unearned runs through 6.2 innings. To fully put the game away, the Yankees added three insurance runs in the ninth. Soriano, Reynolds, Brett Gardner, Eduardo Nunez, Alex Rodriguez and Chris Stewart each finished with multiple hits.

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97 Responses to “Offense backs Pettitte with another big night”

  1. yankeefeminista August 16th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I knew it was a good move to pack my Andy jersey when I left for New England. I plan to rock the shirt alll over New England tonight and tomorrow. I’m enjoying the glares I am getting at my hotel. :mrgreen:

  2. cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    The rules state that a player optioned to the minors has to remain there for 10 days except in case of injury.
    So, we’re stuck with Joba over Claiborne for another 9 days.
    He has to be the absolute LAST man in the bullpen, though.

  3. MG August 16th, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    one down, 2 to go.

    Andy was terrific tonight.

    Sori is crushing everything.

    Reynolds already paid for himself.

    Kuroda tomorrow, chance to get another one and go for the sweep on Sunday…

  4. Wang IS Taiwan August 16th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    YF: Glare right back and ENJOY!

  5. jlyanks85 August 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Why was Claiborne sent down with a era under 3, yet this bum with a era well over 5 is still on the roster? Joba is gone after this season anyway, might as well cut ties now

  6. MG August 16th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand
    Joba warning

    Mark Feinsand ? @FeinsandNYDN
    Really, Joba? 10-3 and you can’t get through the ninth?

    It looked like Girardi was ready to shoot Chamberlain when he loaded the bases-it would be a mercy killing at this point in time…

  7. Barry August 16th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    This is a very good team and Joba is a part of it. People need to stop whining…when we lose and/or win…

  8. cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    MG,
    Walking that noodle bat Holt was my last straw.
    He was getting knocked around, which stinks, but giving them free baserunners when they send AAA batters to the plate is wholly unacceptable.

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Watching the NESN highlights.

    These are Alfonso Soriano’s Yankees.

  10. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Joba has fantastic stuff but he just never really learned how to “pitch”. He has a guy 3-2 and goes back to his slider which is the pitch that got him in trouble in the first place. If your team is leading 10-3 in the 9th, it’s literally just a matter of throwing strikes and by pure luck alone you will get 3 outs before they can get 7 runs.

  11. yankeefeminista August 16th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Wang! Lol, no, I just act oblivious and smile sweetly. ;)

    And Andy’s demise was greatly exaggerated.

  12. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Watching the NESN highlights.

    These are Alfonso Soriano’s Yankees.

    I don’t know how long he can go like this but it’s been amazing watching him on this hot streak. If the Yankees can somehow make the playoffs, getting Soriano might end up being the biggest deadline trade.

  13. MG August 16th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I don’t know if blake is around but his boy JUpton just hit a walkoff HR in the 10th to win the game

  14. Against All Odds August 16th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Joba has fantastic stuff

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

    He used to.

  15. Wang IS Taiwan August 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    yankeefeminista August 16th, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    And Andy’s demise was greatly exaggerated.

    Yes! It was great to see the old Andy in action tonight. He needed that and so did the team.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Patrick, I always felt that Sori got a raw deal with the Yanks, with Torre forcing him to lead off when he really wasn’t comfortable as a table setter (and his skills obviously agree with that); and then when he was traded, it really broke my heart for him.

    I am thrilled beyond belief that he is getting a chance to be back in pinstripes. It sure looks like he still has it!

  17. yankeefeminista August 16th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Looking for a son of son of son massacre this weekend :)

    Red Sox postgame blows. I want my YES postgame. Will they even show our Bronx bombs? All they’re showing are their own hits. Did the RS win this game? Am I missing something?

  18. blake August 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    MG says:
    August 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    I don’t know if blake is around but his boy JUpton just hit a walkoff HR in the 10th to win the game

    I am….he’s been killing the ball all month 1.328 OPS in August.

    Boy KT looks bad on that one given that Chris Johnson is hitting like .340 and Prado has struggled

  19. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    He used to.

    Still throws mid to upper 90s, slider is good at times and his curve / change are average. His stuff is plenty good enough to be a solid or better setup guy.

  20. MG August 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Every team in baseball, in all likelihood, has a bullpen guy with stuff as good or better than Chamberlain’s.

    He’s been in the major for 7 years and has regressed to a point where he has no value to the Yankees.

    Girardi doesn’t usually get upset but he probably took Chamberlain out tonight to show him how disgusted he was with the that performance.

    I hope Girardi goes to the Billy Martin playbook and gets the staple gun out that Martin used on Kenny Holtzman back in the day and staple him to the bullpen bench until the Yankees finally dump his gut on another team.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    “Red Sox postgame blows. I want my YES postgame. Will they even show our Bronx bombs? All they’re showing are their own hits. Did the RS win this game? Am I missing something?”

    They started off showing Sori’s great evening! It beats no postgame, for me anyway.

  22. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Here’s a question: When Derek comes off the DL who goes? Assuming he comes off the DL before the end of the month.

    Joba = brutal.

  23. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    alex’s yankees strike again.

    hal in hiding.

  24. blake August 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Just a huge win….the biggest thing was Andy….he’s been better last couple of starts and if he and CC can be better with Kuroda and Nova then they have at least a chance……

    I wish they could have started this run a little sooner…..

  25. jlyanks85 August 16th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    If the Yankees somehow actually sweep this weekend, we have a shot at the division again being 4 out in the loss. That’s if we actually swept, which won’t be easy since CC has been awful vs the sox.

  26. MG August 16th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    blake August 16th, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    MG says:
    August 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    I don’t know if blake is around but his boy JUpton just hit a walkoff HR in the 10th to win the game

    I am….he’s been killing the ball all month 1.328 OPS in August.
    ——————
    For now, at least, the Yankees have Soriano hitting at about the same pace for them, it makes a huge difference in the lineup and offense, doesn’t it?

  27. Pat M. August 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Tricia…. Soriano was a 40 plus stolen base guy who used to hit in the 9 hole. Knoblach hit leadoff and then Soriano moved up to leadoff. Not sure where you would hit Soriano because that lineup was very balanced

  28. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    alex’s yankees strike again.

    hal in hiding.
    ——————-

    Why is Hal in hiding? He loves Alex. Whether people like him or hate him they buy tickets and turn on the game to watch him. That’s what Hal wants to see.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Patrick – I agree with your take on Joba.

    ***************

    UnKnown August 16th, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    “Holy Schnikes!!!!!! RIB is Trixie!!!!! Damn… That’s good.

    HEY EVERYONE Trisha has been posting using another name. Who knows under how many others? It figures though as she is always accusing others of using multiple names that she would be.

    Amazing! I’m good I solved the case!!!!!!!”

    G. Love August 16th, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    “Unknown,

    Elementary, my dear Watson.

    You get the Sherlock Holmes award of the week.”

    Dumb and Dumber, with both getting the lifetime Embarrassingly Stupid award.

  30. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    7.5 back

    piece of cake

  31. jlyanks85 August 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    That 1-5 trip against awful teams like the padres and white sox could be something the Yankees regret all offseason if we miss the playoffs by a few games. That’s a trip we should of went 4-2 at least.

  32. Against All Odds August 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Why is Hal in hiding?

    ——————-

    Yea I don’t get the whole Hal hiding thing

  33. MG August 16th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:01 pm
    alex’s yankees strike again.

    hal in hiding.
    —————–
    just fly down to Tampa, drive to Malio’s or one of the other downtown watering holes around Happy Hour and I’m sure Hal and Hank will be in public view-the apple doesn’t fall that far from the tree…

  34. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Here’s a question: When Derek comes off the DL who goes? Assuming he comes off the DL before the end of the month.

    Joba = brutal.

    Warren, Huff or Joba are probably the safe bets. Can’t get rid of Nix until Jeter proves he can stay healthy (probably not going to happen this year)

  35. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    As amazing as Sori’s bat has been – I’m shocked at how good a left fielder he is.

  36. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Just a huge win….the biggest thing was Andy….he’s been better last couple of starts and if he and CC can be better with Kuroda and Nova then they have at least a chance……

    I wish they could have started this run a little sooner…..

    This really can’t be stated enough. Andy’s good game was the biggest story of the game. The offense is on a roll right now but it’s unlikely to continue at this pace for much longer. If the Yankees make the playoffs it will be because the starting rotation did a great job.

  37. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    As amazing as Sori’s bat has been – I’m shocked at how good a left fielder he is.

    He gets a bad rap but according to the stats he’s actually always been a pretty good left fielder.

  38. blake August 16th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    “For now, at least, the Yankees have Soriano hitting at about the same pace for them, it makes a huge difference in the lineup and offense, doesn’t it?”

    It’s pretty crazy…..the yanks now have two RH bats that can get insanely hot in Soriano and Reynolds ….it’s a different lineup vs lefties than it was a couple of weeks ago by far

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    “As amazing as Sori’s bat has been – I’m shocked at how good a left fielder he is.”

    :)

  40. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Patrick -

    You think Joe Girardi is going to go with an 11 man pitching staff?

    I was thinking the likely outcome – if you figure Jeter’s back next week – send Nunez down for 10 days until rosters expand.

  41. blake August 16th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    “This really can’t be stated enough. Andy’s good game was the biggest story of the game. The offense is on a roll right now but it’s unlikely to continue at this pace for much longer. If the Yankees make the playoffs it will be because the starting rotation did a great job.”

    Agreed

  42. blake August 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    @EyeOnBaseball: Report: Ryan Braun to admit to using PEDs during MVP season http://t.co/yztcCqdbtn via @cbssports

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    “It’s pretty crazy…..the yanks now have two RH bats that can get insanely hot in Soriano and Reynolds ….it’s a different lineup vs lefties than it was a couple of weeks ago by far”

    And these two didn’t drop out of the sky. It’s looking more and more like this organization isn’t as “clueless” as the “my kingdom for offense” mongers have tried to sell.

    :)

  44. jlyanks85 August 16th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    If only the Yankees had this same lineup all year instead of the lineup they had out there most of the season. We probably would have another 5-6 wins. I truly believe that.

  45. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Soriano gets a bad rap for a few reasons:

    1. He never became what he looked like he was going to be after his first couple of years
    2. He got a huge contract

    But the fact is that Sori has been a very good player for his entire career. Glad to have him back.

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Like I’ve been saying, Doubront is nothing special Nd we finally have sOme dangerous RHB to jump on the pit he’s he leaves up.

    Overall BostOn does not have the SP and I could see us catching them if some things break right.

    Soriano sizzling and Alex looks like he’s about to go on a tear. Been saying I thought we’d crush in FenwY like we always seem to in mid August. This was the Bronx Bombers delivering Message about the AL East: game on!

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    “Report: Ryan Braun to admit to using PEDs during MVP season”

    blake – I never doubted for a minute that he did. I just never expected him to admit it. Now MLB has a decision to make. Do they take the MVP away from him for violating the rules and award it to the second vote getter?

  48. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    The Yankees have added four bats in less than a month that have the ability to really do damage and also allow role players like Overbay, Wells, etc to return to being role players rather than the meat of the lineup…and all it cost them was Corey Black.

  49. MG August 16th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    before tonight, the Yankees needed to win 8 out of 10 against the Sox to have a reasonable chance to win the AL East, IMO.

    Now they need only 7 out of 9, hopefully Kuroda-san makes it 6 out of 8 tomorrow…

  50. 4 NYY August 16th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    “As amazing as Sori’s bat has been – I’m shocked at how good a left fielder he is.”

    :)

    He’s been a good Of’er for a good while now. Didn’t start out that way, for sure.

  51. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Yankee postgame on.

  52. 4 NYY August 16th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Reynolds hit 4 balls right on the screws tonight.

  53. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I also love the idea of getting a 2 month look at Reynolds – he’s a guy the Yankees might want to keep around next season.

  54. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    “Yea I don’t get the whole Hal hiding thing”

    try to keep up :)

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Wow. Mark Reynolds homer in his first AB.

    :)

    SUPER!

  56. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Chip says:
    August 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    As amazing as Sori’s bat has been – I’m shocked at how good a left fielder he is.
    :///

    Soriano said s Cubs coach taught him to read how the catcher is setting up from the OF and a light bulb went on ; begs the question – why couldn’t a coax here similarly enlighten him? Another indictment of our development acumen

  57. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    a coach

  58. 4 NYY August 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    When a guy like Joba goes bad and still has good stuff, I’ll never understand why they don’t work on different arm angles, try different grips on pitches, and even try teaching a new pitch even.

    Over and over the same thing, expecting different results ?

  59. pkyankfan69 August 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Phil Hughes career defined in 1 simple meme

    http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3viry6/

  60. cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    You take the MVP from Braun and give it to nobody.
    Sorry, Matt Kemp, but you never had it so you never lost it.

  61. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    JAP –

    I don’t think you can put Sori’s defense entirely on the Yankee coaches. First of all, as a 2b there’s a lot less time to react than there is an outfielder. Plus he was a pretty bad fielder for two other teams before going to the Cubs.

  62. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    “This was the Bronx Bombers delivering Message about the AL East: game on!”

    yup, didn’t happen till alex forced his way onto the team.

    he’s the catalyst.

    hal cringes with every arod hit.

  63. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    4 NYY August 16th, 2013 at 11:18 pm
    When a guy like Joba goes bad and still has good stuff, I’ll never understand why they don’t work on different arm angles, try different grips on pitches, and even try teaching a new pitch even.

    Over and over the same thing, expecting different results ?
    ————————

    Because the Yankees don’t know how to teach pitching.

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    “You take the MVP from Braun and give it to nobody.
    Sorry, Matt Kemp, but you never had it so you never lost it.”

    I’ll be surprised if MLB does anything about it.

  65. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:19 pm
    “This was the Bronx Bombers delivering Message about the AL East: game on!”

    yup, didn’t happen till alex forced his way onto the team.

    he’s the catalyst.

    hal cringes with every arod hit.
    ——————–

    Hal wants to make money

    Alex sells tickets and puts people in front of televisions – both of which make Hal money

  66. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    “You take the MVP from Braun and give it to nobody.
    Sorry, Matt Kemp, but you never had it so you never lost it.”

    I’ll be surprised if MLB does anything about it.
    ——————–

    They can’t do anything. The award is presented by the BBWAA not MLB.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Sori just said he has had extra motivation – returning to play for the Yankees.

    Never underestimate the psychological factor involved with playing for the New York Yankees. It can can cut many ways, of course, but in Sori’s case, it has been nothing but positive.

  68. jacksquat August 16th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    A little late, but…

    Yankees, f*#$ yeah!

  69. 4 NYY August 16th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    “You take the MVP from Braun and give it to nobody.
    Sorry, Matt Kemp, but you never had it so you never lost it.”

    I’ll be surprised if MLB does anything about it.
    ==============================================
    Nothing as far as awards will be taken. Hasn’t happened up to this point, but maybe in the future, who knows ?

  70. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    “They can’t do anything. The award is presented by the BBWAA not MLB.”

    Good point. I wonder if BBWAA does anything about it.

  71. Jesus Bustero August 16th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Levine’s pick up of Alfonso Soriano really makes Cashman look like a schmuck.

    Hal owes Levine big time.

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Randy – Alex is about to go off – he’s very close. I’m thinking Alex thinking “it’s me against the world” puts him at his feral best and then the ovwrwhelming talent that’s still in there takes over. That’s good for idiot HAl even if he’s rooting AgInst it

  73. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    “And these two didn’t drop out of the sky. It’s looking more and more like this organization isn’t as “clueless” as the “my kingdom for offense” mongers have tried to sell”

    sure they are.

    they did everything they could to make sure alex rodriguez never played another yankee game.

    what was soriano doing before alex showed up?

    the fact is alex changed this team.

    if he goes down with an injury the season goes back to where it was.

    this team is nothing without alex rodriquez.

    hal’s team was pathetic.

    the pitching wins team was a big fail.

    one of the worst in decades.

    alex’s team is a muderers row team.

    hitting is contagious. it starts with alex.

    its all attitude and he ‘s got it.

  74. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I think that the Soriano thing was just a difference of opinion with what’s best for the club between Cashman and Hal/Levine. Cash probably would have preferred to sell at the deadline and stock up for next year. Hal/Levine wanted to keep pushing forward. I don’t think it was a matter of Cashman thinking that Soriano wouldn’t help the Yankees win games, just that with where the team was at the time of the deal Brian wasn’t looking at this year.

  75. Jesus Bustero August 16th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Hal/Levine wanted to keep pushing forward.

    __________

    Yes, thank God for this ownership.

  76. Chip August 16th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I find the notion that I’m hearing – that Alex is at his best when his back against the wall – to be funny since many of the people making that point are the same ones who call him a choker when it matters most in games.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Chip – Sori getting tip from the Cubs that transfOrmed his OF play is like Kennedy Getting figured out by AriZona PC before a nigh Cy Young type season.

  78. Jesus Bustero August 16th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    So Cashman wanted to sell or gut the team and start all over? Maybe Cashman IS some sort of genius.

  79. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    “Alex sells tickets and puts people in front of televisions – both of which make Hal money”

    alex told hal to f off in public.

    he said he was playing third base whether hal liked it or not .

    he stared hal down and won.

    alex is the leader hal never will be.

    no amount of money can take the embarrassment away from hal on this one.

    he’s going to do everything he can to sabatage alex.

    if that means the yankees losing he’ll do it.

  80. Jesus Bustero August 16th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    So Levine is a genius for bringing in Soriano and Hal is indebted to him while Brian Cashman is a genius for wanting to tear down (sell) at the deadline and rebuild/reload.

    Win-win

    :)

  81. Jesus Bustero August 16th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Seems like this management group will be in place for like, EVER

  82. blake August 16th, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Jesus Bustero says:
    August 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    So Cashman wanted to sell or gut the team and start all over? Maybe Cashman IS some sort of genius.

    Probably still would have been the best thing to do…..doesn’t mean this winning streak isn’t fun

  83. Pat M. August 16th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I’m with you Cup on the Alex vs. Hal and his suits. Wonder what new negative leak is next regarding A-Rod ????

  84. cofuzz August 16th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    So you think Alex is a leader for being a selfish, me-first brat who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar (after admitting he’d stolen cooies for years, but promising that he’d stopped), then demanded to play when he’d just asked first out of the field then out of the lineup because of a minor setback while rehabbing in the minors?
    I can see as well as anyone that having ARod is helping the team we all love, but let’s not reimagine him as some kind of hero.
    He’s one of many pieces who has changed the level of dangerousness of the Yankee offense.

  85. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    yankeefeminista says:
    August 16, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    I knew it was a good move to pack my Andy jersey when I left for New England. I plan to rock the shirt alll over New England tonight and tomorrow. I’m enjoying the glares I am getting at my hotel.
    ////

    You go, girl! Andy cutter looked sharp in and out tonite thatsana we Re on our wAy. Bet he’s pumped up out there now that he sees us playing real Yankee baseball. Keep giving it to the pink hats all the way through a Bomber sweep! :)

  86. J. Alfred Prufrock August 16th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    That means were on our way (this IPhone’a for crap)

  87. Nick in SF August 16th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Was it cool enough out in Fresno to take a nice walk when Joba loaded the bases?

  88. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    randy -you are delusional.

  89. MG August 16th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Sori is OPSing about 1.50 over his last 10 games

    I wonder if Cashman is upset because Corey Black is a lights out closer with a 7 run lead on the road…

  90. randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    “I’m with you Cup on the Alex vs. Hal and his suits. Wonder what new negative leak is next regarding A-Rod ????”
    patm-

    no offense to anyone else here, but you and i both know how players talk about the suits .
    it’s a very real thing.

    i’ll be watching jeter as this whole thing unfolds.

    this is all just beginning.

    hal better watch out.
    he might get caught like his dad did for going after a player and get suspended the same way.

    but hey, 7.5 games.

    they can do this.
    alex stays healthy.
    watch out.

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 16th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    “no offense to anyone else here, but you and i both know how players talk about the suits .
    it’s a very real thing.”

    :roll:

  92. Nick in SF August 16th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    “Jason Giambi is such a great influence on this club, in the clubhouse, on the young players…”

    – Ray Fosse, on the A’s broadcast

  93. Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Pretty sure I’m the only Ryan Braun fan left. Dude owns, I don’t care if he did steroids. I’d take him on the Yanks in a nanosecond

  94. Against All Odds August 16th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Patrick August 16th, 2013 at 11:53 pm
    Pretty sure I’m the only Ryan Braun fan left. Dude owns, I don’t care if he did steroids. I’d take him on the Yanks in a nanosecond

    ————————

    You’re not the only one. :)

  95. MG August 16th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    randy l. August 16th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    “I’m with you Cup on the Alex vs. Hal and his suits. Wonder what new negative leak is next regarding A-Rod ????”
    patm-

    no offense to anyone else here, but you and i both know how players talk about the suits .
    it’s a very real thing.
    ——————
    I’ve been both a suit and a guy in uniform in my business career and it’s no different in baseball, the guys in uniforms always complain about the suits being out of touch and having their heads up their butts.

    I just don’t think that Arod is a leader in the clubhouse.

    They other players may be glad he’s around to deflect criticism and take the spotlight away from them to some degree but, at the end of the day, he’s plugged a huge hole at 3rd base and his presence, along with Sori, Grandy, and now Reynolds, have made this lineup dangerous again.

    Randy, I’m glad you’re rooting for the Yankees on the field to win once again-no matter what I think of the ownership I’ll always root for the players as long as they are busting it.

  96. cofuzz August 17th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Nick, it was, but I chose to wait to see him removed.
    Much more satisfaction in that.

  97. Nick in SF August 17th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    A’s PBP guy: 18 RBIs for Soriano over the past 4 games!

    Ray Fosse: Alex who??? [laughs]

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