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Another DH day for A-Rod

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells RF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Brendan Ryan SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Phil Hughes

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103 Responses to “Another DH day for A-Rod”

  1. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I’m not sure I get the fascination with Wells.

  2. UnKnown September 12th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Time to get Hughes some run support.

  3. MTU September 12th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Wave-

    You don’t like H.G Wells ?

    Thought everyone did.

    ;)

  4. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    MTU-

    If only H.G. Wells could send Vernon Wells back to 2003 in The Time Machine.

  5. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    can ryan cover SS and 3B?

  6. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    “I’m not sure I get the fascination with Wells.”

    he’s hitting .292 .345 .416 .761 vs LHP this year and they are facing Chen……plus he’s hitting about .296 overall since August 1.

  7. Tackelberry September 12th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    “I’m not sure I get the fascination with Wells”

    He’s still pretty good against lefties

  8. Tackelberry September 12th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    can ryan cover SS and 3B?

    ___________________

    Can Nunez hit for both he and Ryan?

  9. jackamir September 12th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Wells is not the problem.. It’s Hughes—-Can he keep them in the ballpark and keep us in the game.? Camden Yard is boneyard for flyball pitchers…

  10. Niblick September 12th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Of course, Ichiro is hitting .329/.340/.436/.776 against lefties this year.

    But that information, unfortunately, does not appear in the Strict Platoon Rules Binder used by Joe.

  11. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    “he’s hitting .292 .345 .416 .761 vs LHP”

    Don’t recall any power at all vs LHP recently. And that .296 since August 1, outside of a game on August 5th and a game on August 13th he hasn’t shown any power either.

    I’d go with Granderson, but I’m no MOY candidate.

  12. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    “Of course, Ichiro is hitting .329/.340/.436/.776 against lefties this year.”

    How many of those has he hit out of the infield?

  13. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    “Can Nunez hit for both he and Ryan?”

    if Nunez could hit and Ryan could play defense we’d have something…..but since that’s not an option I’d rather have the defense at SS

  14. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    igotid88 September 12th, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    It was a mistake taking Hughes out of the rotation for Huff. Now it’s 2 weeks since his last start. I know it’s hindsight. But in that rain delayed game. Huff should had started. And after the rain delay bring Hughes in. Then he would make his start against Boston that Saturday.
    ——————————————-
    I disagree. Hughes needed to be demoted. Maybe that demotion has awoken him
    and the results will be much improved.

  15. luis September 12th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    MG,

    Sorry for the belated response… You are a class act… I like the way you think!

    Now that we are talking about H G Wells… Can’t we make a machine where we mix Ryan’s fielding talent with Nunez bat? ;)

    Later guys… I am out

  16. Niblick September 12th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Wave – don’t know, but given that his SLG against lefties is 20 points better than Wells’s, I would say Ichi’s holding his own, at least.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Wells has. Een better lately and even gotten a
    Cople of key hits, but I’d sOoner see Reynolds and he switched up and let him hit behind Robi

  18. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Hughes against the Birds doesn’t look good. But Huff against them looks worse. I hope our guys have their hitting shoes on.

  19. MG September 12th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    They should have Granderson playing every day, he’s missed most of the year and isn’t worn down.

    Grandy’s splits against lefties and righties are about the same as well.

    I don’t know how you sit a guy who broke out last night with a dinger and a triple, he’s faced Chen 11X with 2 hits and 1 HR (5 K’s) but it would seem to me that his power is needed in the lineup.

  20. Niblick September 12th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Why would someone want a guy with a career MLB OPS of .689 (.680 in the minors) – yeah, that’s you, Nunie – hitting for anyone?

  21. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    Hughes against the Birds doesn’t look good. But Huff against them looks worse. I hope our guys have their hitting shoes on.
    ————————————————————————————
    You don’t know what you are talking about.
    The O’s are a worse team when facing a lefty. Just check the stats.

    I think Huff should be starting tonight. I know Hughes will have the shortest least possible tonight, but I just hope Girardi does not have to walk on the field in the 2nd inning to remove Hughes.
    I will get no satisfaction from that.

  22. MG September 12th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Here are current Yankee stats against Chen:
    http://www.baseball-reference......ubmitter=1

    Gardner and Nunez have hit him well and Sori went yard in his only AB against him.

    Chen gives up the long ball, the Yankees could score some runs tonight and will probably need them.

  23. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “You don’t know what you are talking about.
    The O’s are a worse team when facing a lefty. Just check the stats.”

    The Orioles are a home run hitting team and even though Hughes is a fly ball pitcher he has a better shot of keeping the O’s in the park than Huff does. So there.

  24. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Niblick September 12th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    Why would someone want a guy with a career MLB OPS of .689 (.680 in the minors) – yeah, that’s you, Nunie – hitting for anyone?
    ————————————————————————–
    Another expert heard from, LOL!!!

    Some of you are willing to write names in the line-up without looking at the numbers, match-ups, etc…..

  25. MG September 12th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    luis September 12th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    MG,

    Sorry for the belated response… You are a class act… I like the way you think!
    —————————–
    luis, thanks, I respect your opinions, they are always well thought out.

    I’m not sure all of Lohud will agree I am a class act but that doesn’t bother me, I’m here to discuss baseball with those who want to do the same.

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I’d also prefer Grandy in lineup – go with power in that park there aren’t curves like in old Memorial Stadium. Girardi has a curious habit of sitting a guy after a productive day, it’s too slavish to handed ness and possibly nips potential hot streak in bud

    Given the circumstances I don’t see why Reynolds doesn’t get the spot behind Cano (numbers vs Chen I’m guessing)

  27. jacksquat September 12th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I would have put Reynolds Wells Nunez 5 6 7

    Reynolds has hit very well as a Yankee

  28. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    well Nunez is probably a better hitter than Ryan…..Ryan makes Stewie look like a slugger…..however the difference between Ryan and Nunie’s fielding is greater than the difference between their offense…..

  29. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Here is hoping Reynolds clears the bases a lot before the 8 and 9 spots come up

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    SittIng in cAr Willie Randolph coming up on ESPN good thing Willie is so loquacious – less Kay bending my ear

  31. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    “Given the circumstances I don’t see why Reynolds doesn’t get the spot behind Cano (numbers vs Chen I’m guessing)”

    Reynolds is basically an all or nothing guy. Moving him down to bat in front of the non-hitters makes sense to me.

  32. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    As long as Ryan fields every ball safely hit at him and as long as Stewie calls a nice
    game and maybe throws out a runner or two attempting to steal, that would suffice.

  33. jacksquat September 12th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Reynolds. 288 as a Yankee

  34. Hankflorida September 12th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Is it the defensive side, because there are people positioned to make outs even on well-hit balls? Or is it the hitter, who perfectly swings and hits a perfectly executed pitch? Or can you hit a perfectly executed pitch at all?

    Doreen, you pose a very important philosophical question of the nature of things. I brought up this point when I mentioned Woody Allen’s movie, “Match Point” where a man gets away with murder because of the luck of the bounce. There is a great deal of luck in both baseball and life, and even an imperfect swing on a perfectly executed pitch, the ball can find the empty spaces between the fielders.

  35. Wave Your Hat September 12th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    “Reynolds. 288 as a Yankee”

    Pretty darn small sample size. My guess is that that will be his highest BA as a Yankee. Unless you believe in the Howie Long magic touch.

  36. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    WYH. – yeah but he seems to have something extra for Baltimore who seems happy to provide him with fastballs and he’s worked on his timing and has looked good at plate. When it comes down to humor Vernon I would choose Reynolds.

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Him or – not
    Humor

  38. Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    May not get this game in based on forecast.

    Game has to be played at some point. A day trip to Baltimore after the season may amount to the sudden death game before the ultimate sudden death game.

    Imagine that scenario!

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Willie is
    Such a New Yorker. Love him

  40. Hans Davenport September 12th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I’d go with Granderson, but I’m no MOY candidate

    Neither is Joe Girardi.

  41. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    “Neither is Joe Girardi.”

    If the Yankees make the playoffs he should win unanimously

  42. jacksquat September 12th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Reynolds 771 ops vs lhp for 2013

    Wells 761

    but as we all know, Wells racked up good numbers early in the year, while Reynolds has been hot lately

  43. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Bring in the Goose September 12th, 2013 at 4:41 pm
    May not get this game in based on forecast.

    Game has to be played at some point. A day trip to Baltimore after the season may amount to the sudden death game before the ultimate sudden death game.

    Imagine that scenario!
    ————————————————————————
    Rain out is not the worst case. I can think of much worse.
    Means Hughes is skipped. He certainly won’t be asked to pitch in Boston.
    ARod gets ” a day off ” and Stewie gets an extra day to rest up his sore foot.

    Last but not least, the Bullpen gets a much needed day off because we know
    Hughes won’t go 9 innings tonight.

  44. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Not sure if anyone saw it yet, but the Seaside boardwalk is on fire right now.. looks pretty intense.

  45. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Last Hughes start aborted
    By rain after one inning. A delay may be good for people liike me who will be trying to watch Yanks,
    Jets-’Pats & Thunder at Harrisburg all T
    Once.

  46. austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    The hourly forecast I just read called for rain to begin after 10:00. Score early and often.

  47. jacksquat September 12th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    (Of course this means Wells goes deep twice tonight)

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Reynolds
    Hittin .288 w/us? Nice.
    Maybe it’s a SSS but we have what is down to a short- term enterprise
    Here. He has looked goOd

  49. bruceb September 12th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    If the Yankees make the playoffs he should win unanimously.

    Yes and no. Girardi has kept them afloat every time they looked like drowning…and there have been many times this year.

    On the other hand, is a guy who manages the team with the highest payroll in baseball (or second highest now, can’t remember) ever going to win the award? Every time a player has gone down with an injury, he’s been given a replacement…albeit a veteran more often than not.

    What about Bob Melvin or Clint Hurdle? Or, dare I say it, John Farrell? Red Sox might win 100 games.

  50. austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    JAP,

    We refer to Hughes last start as his shutout start. This time he will pitch a complete game, assuming rain ends the game after five.

  51. austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Girardi will never win the award for the reason expressed by Brice. Voters see payroll, the Yankees and don’t get it.

  52. jacksquat September 12th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I’ll take a 5 inning complete game victory

  53. jacksquat September 12th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Yankees didn’t have a big chunk of that payroll much of the year.

  54. blake September 12th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    “On the other hand, is a guy who manages the team with the highest payroll in baseball (or second highest now, can’t remember) ever going to win the award? Every time a player has gone down with an injury, he’s been given a replacement…albeit a veteran more often than not.”

    I don’t see how the payroll matters….:what matters with regard to the manager is the quality of talent …..and I think everyone would agree the actual value of the roster is nowhere close to 230 million.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    AMAc – as lOng as we have the 9 runs to their 8 after 5, we’ll take it

  56. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Girardi will never win the award for the reason expressed by Brice. Voters see payroll, the Yankees and don’t get it.
    ————————————————————
    that is ridiculous.
    voters see payroll……..LOL!
    newsflash-The guys that are making those tens of millions of dollars have missed more games than they have played.

    Maybe Melvin deserves to be in the AL MOY conversation but Clint Hurdle is in the NL.
    Why should he be considered for AL MOY, LOL!!!

  57. jpb173 September 12th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Am I the only one that thinks the Yankees might treat tonight’s start as a “tag team event” in which Hughes goes through the Orioles batting order once then gives way to Huff who goes through the Orioles batting order once to be followed by Adam Warren going through the batting order once? That way the O’s won’t be able to get a full read on any one pitcher and the Yanks might be able to steal 7 good innings out of second line pitching.

  58. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    jpb
    now that is a great idea. something that never crossed my mind.
    good work young man!!

  59. bruceb September 12th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Why should he be considered for AL MOY, LOL!!!

    Didn’t realize the conversation was limited to the AL Mr. Clever Clogs.

  60. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Hughes pitching tonight + a worn down BP + :(

  61. Hankflorida September 12th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Alfred, I watch the Yankee game and tape the Jet game. If I cut out all the commercials and half time, I can watch the game in an hour and a half. I do not suffer as much a most Jet fans as I was a N.Y. Giant fan before I started to root for the Jets.

  62. exiledintampa September 12th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    DH 2 days in a row. Is the groin injury bothering him more than we know?

    If so, I hope he goes yard a lot and doesn’t have to run too hard.

  63. bruceb September 12th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    And, yes, of course payroll comes into it. Why do you think the Yankees have won more Championships than any other team in baseball and are perennial contenders? It ain’t down to Lady Luck or the farm system.

  64. Doreen September 12th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Shame, I saw that earlier!

    What a tragedy, especially after most places rebuilt after Sandy. It sounds like the wind was taking it pretty far?

  65. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    bruceb September 12th, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    And, yes, of course payroll comes into it. Why do you think the Yankees have won more Championships than any other team in baseball and are perennial contenders? It ain’t down to Lady Luck or the farm system.
    ———————————————————————————–
    I disagree. If payroll was the key, then the Yankees would have won a handful of
    WS trophies between 2001-2008.

  66. Thomo September 12th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    It is pouring in the Baltimore area – problematic to get game in tonight.

  67. JimK September 12th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Everyone agrees that Hughes has pitched terrible as of late, but a review of his stats from April 18 through July 23 shows Hughes started 17 games. During this stretch he pitched at least 6 innings in 11 starts and 2 starts where he pitched into the 6th. In the games when Hughes pitched 6 innings or more he gave up more than 3 runs in 3 starts; 6 runs(, KC, Dodgers), and 4 runs (Twins).
    In his remaining starts during this period his worst start was against Seattle; 7 runs in .2 innings, and 3 other starts where he lasted less than 5 innings, surrendering 2 to 5 runs.
    Unfortunately, since the 23rd Hughes has only pitched 6 innings in 2 out 6 starts and he seems to have lost any confidence in his ability; Girardi did not help build Hughes confidence by pulling Hughes from the rotation after the WS rain delayed start, especially considering the fact that the 2 six inning starts were in Hughes 3 previous performances.

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Exiled – he went very gingerly down the 1B line last night. Granted he was out but you could see he’s protecting himself

    Hank – fortunately for me I remember 69 very well and although those Wesley WAlker-Freeman McNeil teams failed to win it all they were great great players and that team always had a chance. We also had a shot a few years ago coming within a game of the SB so the fiasco of late I can bear alright :)

    In meeting so later fOlks Go Yanks

  69. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    When the Yankees won the vast majority of their 27 WS Championships, they were not the richest team in MLB, there were no FA, so they won them the old fashioned way, by being the best team in MLB.

    There were no FA until after 1975.

    I guess for some here, anything that happened in BB before 1965 is ancient history.

  70. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    OK does Singleton live in the Balt area? If yes, what are the odds he invites
    Kay to stay at his house during this road trip?

  71. bruceb September 12th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I disagree. If payroll was the key, then the Yankees would have won a handful of
    WS trophies between 2001-2008.

    Having the highest payroll doesn’t guarantee success; it just gives you a better chance. Yanks probably should have won more than one World Series in the last 10 years given the number of times they’ve been in the playoffs.

    Of course, it’s going to get harder every year now that Selig is increasing the luxury tax penalties and other teams (notably the Dodgers) are competing with the Yanks on payroll.

    You can’t argue with history. Yanks have appeared in twice as many World Series as any other ballclub. I wonder why?

  72. Doreen September 12th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    To stay at his house? Zero.

    To visit him at his house is a different story.

    ***

    Shame I read the Seaside fire is 7-alarm. :(

  73. Shame Spencer September 12th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Doreen – It spans 4-5 blocks and it seems they’re not remotely close to getting it under control.

    I think Girardi should be in the conversation for AL MOY.. but he’s not in the conversation unless they make the playoffs.

  74. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    You can’t argue with history. Yanks have appeared in twice as many World Series as any other ballclub. I wonder why?

    *******************************************
    Simple answer, they were, for the most part, the best run BB team. Before 1975, there were no FA, so they brought up their own talent, and traded for players they needed. If they got the better of the trades, it would be because they were smarter than those they were trading with.

  75. DONNYBROOK September 12th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Another Joe Jabroni lineup spit out by The Binder. Girardi should stick with what is working. That means Reynolds and Overbay at the corners, and Grandy over Wells.

  76. J. Alfred Prufrock September 12th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Had no pitching after 2003

  77. Hankflorida September 12th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Big Al, you are so right as Ed Barrow and George Weiss spent money on scouting and building up the farm system, and they were not so bad on trading for the right pieces. To quote from my favorite song, “Those were the days my friend, I thought they would never end”

  78. austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    The Yankees have always had the financial advantage of New York. They had money for Ruth. Until the draft they could spend more on prospects. They used the Kansas City A’s as an extra roster to get key players. Some ownership has chosen to operate it as any other franchise and find out it makes it harder. Spend the money. You have earned it.

  79. MG September 12th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Doreen September 12th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    To stay at his house? Zero.

    To visit him at his house is a different story.

    ***

    Shame I read the Seaside fire is 7-alarm. :(
    ————————
    I saw video of the fire online, they only had a single fire engine out there at that point in time.

    I’ve never been there but it would be a shame if it burned down, it was just rebuilt after Sandy and the Boss wrote one of his great (yet not well known) songs called ‘The Seaside Bar Song’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBhR5Udy9ek

  80. bruceb September 12th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Big Al, I bow to your superior knowledge. You are 100% correct. Payroll was not the dominant factor pre-1975, but free agency helped the Yankees re-establish themselves as the dominant force in baseball.

  81. Mordot11 September 12th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Wife is in DC says it’s already raining. If these are just thunderstorms it migh tbe a good sign for getting the game in.

  82. igotid88 September 12th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    igotid88 September 12th, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    It was a mistake taking Hughes out of the rotation for Huff. Now it’s 2 weeks since his last start. I know it’s hindsight. But in that rain delayed game. Huff should had started. And after the rain delay bring Hughes in. Then he would make his start against Boston that Saturday.
    ——————————————-
    I disagree. Hughes needed to be demoted. Maybe that demotion has awoken him
    and the results will be much improved.
    ——

    He was doing better. If it was for a better pitcher I would understand. He had 2 good starts prior to Toronto. The Toronto start while not great. If not for the lucky hit off the dirt and the Ichiro error. He would have had another quality start. But he was pulled early before getting that 3rd out.

  83. ConcernedCitizen September 12th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I’m in DC. The storm pretty much came and went, but it still looks ominous outside.

  84. JimK September 12th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    The Yankees success prior to 1965 can probably be attributed to the fact that the Y’s were successful (success breeds success) and most young players wanted to be part of that tradition. Is it coincidental that the Y’s down period began with the implementation of the draft?

  85. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    bruceb -

    The Yankees were willing to spend money to re-build a team that had fallen on hard times.

    Consider the fact there were several teams with more money, but, they were not willing to spend.

  86. MG September 12th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Before the draft there were many players who signed with minor league clubs and then made their way to the big leagues basically on their own-Joe D was one of those.

    Branch Rickey was the one who started the idea of building a farm system to develop players and it was he, of course, who signed Jackie Robinson and changed baseball for the better.

    The Yankees had some really good scouts back in the old days, they could find a Mickey Mantle, a Yogi Berra, or a Gil McDougald and get them to the big leagues pretty quickly.

    McDougald wasn’t a great player but was ROY in ’51 after 3 years in the minors, none over AA ball.

    It’s funny how the Yankees could get so many young players through the minors back in those days and on the big club and now it’s so difficult.

    Maybe there was more competition back in those days for less roster spots, maybe the players were fundamentally better, maybe there were more of the top athletes playing baseball instead of other sports, who really knows…

  87. austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Jim,

    There is no question the Yankees had the name brand advantage in signing players, and it was a bad day for the team when the draft started. But, the minor league system had already begun to fail.

  88. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    DONNYBROOK September 12th, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    Another Joe Jabroni lineup spit out by The Binder. Girardi should stick with what is working. That means Reynolds and Overbay at the corners, and Grandy over Wells.
    ——————————————————————————————————–

    You come here to complain. Why are you here?
    Every single day it appears you ridicule what Girardi has done, but when the Yankees win you seem to change course and have something to write about the game, etc….

  89. Hankflorida September 12th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    JimK, you are right as CBS frugality and the draft meant the end of an era for the Yankees. George’s money and Gene Michael’s brains using as Big Al wrote, “The old fashion way,” brought the Yankees back in the nineties.

  90. joeman September 12th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    evening all..looks like t-storms around Balt for a few hrs..are these guys starting to get me excited a stinker by Hughes tonight will get me unexcited

  91. Jesus Bustero September 12th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Hughes getting rained out would be a godsend.

  92. Jesus Bustero September 12th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    It’s raining in Baltimore…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avw8rBDRUxQ

  93. Warning Track Power September 12th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Jesus Bustero September 12th, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Hughes getting rained out would be a godsend.
    —————————————————————————
    Would not be the worst scenario. I explained the reasons earlier in a previous post

  94. joeman September 12th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    let it rain then

  95. tomingeorgia September 12th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    In Bawlimer at Ft. Holabird years ago. Rain won’t last, this game gets played. If it doesn’t, is The Block still there?

  96. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    The weather outside is frightful, the rain is so delightful, Hughes is going to pitch, so let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. :)

  97. igotid88 September 12th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    What is it with Hughes and rain?

  98. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    What is it with Hughes and rain?

    ***************************************
    If the game gets rained out, no Hughes pitching, and that’s a win, win.

  99. Hankflorida September 12th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Big Al, let me go a step further on another song of the 1950′s. With Hughes pitching today and to quote Peggy Lee, “Mañana is good enough for me.”

  100. BIG AL September 12th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Later y’all.

    GO YANKEES!

  101. tomingeorgia September 12th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Would not a rainout mean a double header tomorrow? How is that good? Phil still pitches.

  102. austinmac September 12th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Tom,

    The Yankees will be in Boston tomorrow. I don’t know when they would make it up. I can’t imagine they wouldn’t skip Hughes upon a rain out. I think they will try very hard to get the game in. At least the flight isn’t too far.

  103. chicken_stanley September 12th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I’m hoping the game isn’t rained out even with Hughes scheduled to start – Although many folks poo poo the notion of momentum in baseball, I’m not one of those folks. The Yankees have a little bit of it right now with a 2 game streak (meager as it is). Plus, there’s no telling when a makeup would be scheduled… It could put either of the teams at a distinct disadvantage. Lastly, there’s nothing like the instant gratification of seeing a game tonight :)

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