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Game 2: Yankees at Astros

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 02, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Hiroki KurodaYANKEES (0-1)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Brett Gardner LF
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 3B

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-13, 3.31 in 2013)
Kuroda vs. Astros

ASTROS (1-0)
Dexter Fowler CF
Robbie Grossman LF
Jason Castro C
Jose Altuve 2B
Chris Carter DH
Marc Krauss 1B
Matt Dominguez 3B
Alex Presley RF
Jonathan Villar SS

RHP Jarred Cosart (1-1, 1.95 in 2013)
Cosart vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, YES Network and WFAN

WEATHER: Wasn’t supposed to rain today, but sure enough, it started raining about two hours before game time. The roof was closed throughout batting practice. Of all the ballparks with a retractable roof, this is probably my favorite. Still feels like a real ballpark even with the roof closed.

UMPIRES: HP Phil Cuzzi, 1B Brian Knight, 2B Quinn Wolcott, 3B Gerry Davis

ONE DOWN: Are now 6-1 all time at Houston, having lost here for the first time last night. The Yankees previously swept both of their other all-time series at Minute Maid Park (September 27-29, 2013 and June 13-15, 2008) while outscoring the Astros by a combined 33-9.

TWO AWAY: Derek Jeter leads all active major leaguers with 3,317 career hits. He is two away from tying Paul Molitor for eighth place on baseball’s all-time hits list. That would put Jeter fourth on the all-time American League hits list. He’s already the Yankees franchise leader.

THREE OF A KIND: Tonight’s starter, Hiroki Kuroda, is one of three Japan-born players on the Yankees roster (also Ichiro Suzuki and Masahiro Tanaka). The Yankees have used six Japan-born players in their history: Hideki Irabu (1997-99), Hideki Matsui (2003-09), Kei Igawa (2007-08), Kuroda (2012-13), Ryota Igarashi (2012) and Suzuki (2012-13). With Tanaka and Kuroda, the Yankees will have two Japan-born pitchers in their starting rotation, becoming the first team to do so since the Dodgers had starters Hideo Nomo and Kazuhisa Ishii in 2004.

UPDATE, 8:16 p.m.: Even better moment than the pregame ceremony, the Astros just came out of the dugout to applaud Jeter’s first at-bat of the night. Had to step out of the box and tip his helmet to the bench and the crowd. Very cool.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: Well that was rude. On Jeter’s day here in Houston, the Astros have taken a quick 1-0 lead on a leadoff homer by Dexter Fowler. He’s new to the Astros, and he’s played awfully well in these first two games (so far).

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Kuroda gets through a scoreless second inning. He’s at 35 pitches through two.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Mark Teixeira couldn’t make the play on a sharp ground ball, leading to a run. Then the Yankees turn an unusual 4-5-3 double play to end the second inning. It’s 2-0 after the run-scoring error by Teixeira. Dexter Fowler has four extra-base hits in six at-bats so far.

UPDATE, 9:46 p.m.: Gardner at second, Roberts at first. Setting up before the pitch, Roberts is almost as if he’s in the starting blocks for a race. His body is turned toward second and his eyes are strictly on Gardner. If Gardner goes, Roberts will go. If the first baseman comes back to cover the bag for a pickoff, Kelleher will tell Roberts to retreat.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Best chance the Yankees have had tonight, but Johnson and Ellsbury each grounded to the right side to ultimately leave two runners stranded.  It’s still 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

UPDATE, 10:18 p.m.: Pretty nice play by Roberts for the first out of the sixth, but it’s followed by a Grossman triple to center field. This outfield is just so deep to center. Anything out there has a chance to be three bases.

UPDATE, 10:31 p.m.: Here’s Solarte making his big league debut hitting for Kelly Johnson with runners at the corners. Gardner going first to third on the Roberts single was pretty gutsy.

UPDATE, 10:44 p.m.:
Solarte hit into a double play, and — after a Ellsbury walk and stolen base — Jeter struck out to end the inning. The Yankees got one run that inning, and their speed gave them a chance to do more, but bad outs at bad times have kept the Astros in the lead, 2-1.

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567 Responses to “Game 2: Yankees at Astros”

  1. RadioKev April 2nd, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    The Astros broadcast just referred to, and showed, a Fangraphs article.

  2. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Repost:

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    According to Pettitte, Derek Jeter uses the word ‘dude’ on the regular.

    Also, not that I’m too miffed to have missed it, but I thought a part of this whole celebrating Jeter thing meant we’d actually get to see the ceremonies lol…?

  3. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I was asking if anyone else knew.

    He was with the Rockies, had an amazing 1st half of the season, faced the Red Sox, they pounded him and his career went into a downward spiral.

  4. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Shame, yeah, good job by YES, right?

    GO YANKS!!!

    I just added the SportsPak so have the Ys game on YES.

  5. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    How are game threads in this place? I assume everybody is calm and cool if the Yanks fall behind early.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    “He was with the Rockies, had an amazing 1st half of the season, faced the Red Sox, they pounded him and his career went into a downward spiral.”

    Coincidence. Do a little research and you’ll find out that what I said is totally accurate. I followed the guy’s career.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I expect the Ys to rake tonight.

  8. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    7 years of this crap, meanwhile Cano will be raking for 7 years.

  9. Benny Blanco April 2nd, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Cozart throwing Gas!

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Wow.

  11. Doreen April 2nd, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Shame, I agree show it or dont show it, but don’t show bits and pieces and then have Kay report on it. It’s one thing if the game is not on YES. But it’s on YES, and it was the first one.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    “7 years of this crap, meanwhile Cano will be raking for 7 years.”

    :roll:

    Yeah, I’ll be leaving this place pretty soon. Nothing like being allowed to enjoy a game.

  13. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    That was a wicked cool gesture on the part of the Astros and their fans a few minutes ago. You could tell Derek was affected by it.

  14. Jerkface April 2nd, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Cosart is throwing about 10 mph harder than Feldman was last night.

  15. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Don’t leave, Trisha! Just ignore the troll.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I might have to change my raking prediction. I didn’t know the kid threw that kind of gas.

  17. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    There’s nothing like a celebratory ceremony in which Michael Kay talks throughout the entirety of it.

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Straw, you’re right, and thanks. I guess people have the right to trash any Yankee player they’d like, even though it’s only the second game. (Go figure)

  19. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    “The jigsaw puzzle piece is for autism awareness day”

    —–

    It’s actually Autism Awareness month.

    The numbers are staggering, early intervention is critical. There is a ton of information out there, if you need direction just ask.

    Thank you.

    Just got home….back in a bit.

  20. Jerkface April 2nd, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Well if any of our middle of the order get a hold of one it will probably leave the atmosphere. They just have to get a hold of one.

  21. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Let’s hope Hiro has his good stuff tonight!

  22. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    “That was a wicked cool gesture on the part of the Astros…”

    Wicked cool? I smell a mole.

  23. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    There has to come a day when Michael Kay does not work for the Yankees. Is it too much to hope to be alive for that day?

  24. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Really?

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    :(

  26. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    This series will be the high point of the Astros season.

  27. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I think I saw this movie last night.

  28. Benny Blanco April 2nd, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Deja vu?

  29. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Deja Vu

  30. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    crap

  31. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Yanks look rusty. Like they aren’t ready to play baseball. But actually they look like this at the beginning or almost every season. It takes a while to get everything going.

  32. Jerkface April 2nd, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Eventually Nova, Tanaka, and Pineda will pitch a game :x

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    “Let’s hope Hiro has his good stuff tonight!”

    So let’s call that shaking off rust, or first-game jitters.

    ;)

  34. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the back end of this rotation.

  35. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I think it may be time for a players only meeting.

  36. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    or = of almost every season

  37. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Threw a hanger–it happens. He’ll be ok.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I heard today that a new rule is that when someone catches the ball, they have to hold it in their hand and show it to the ump or it’s not an out.

  39. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Will we ever lead in this series?

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    “Threw a hanger–it happens. He’ll be ok.”

    Nods in agreement.

  41. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    So weird how these two,teams look so different.

    The Astros are the worst team in baseball but they are brimming with energy and confidence and the Yankees look tentative and worried

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Kenny’s right. That pitch caught the outside corner of the plate. But oh well. No big deal.

    sigh

  43. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    They look tentative and worried?

    That’s a joke right?

  44. Eric in the ATL April 2nd, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    The 1998 Yanks lost their first 3 games and 4 of their first 5.

    They rarely get off to a hot start.

  45. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Getting swept by the Astros to start the season is pretty much “setting the tone” for what’s going to be a very, very long year.

    This team will finish well under .500.

  46. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    And comparing this team to the 1998 Yankees is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS.

  47. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    pete2 says:
    April 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    Deja Vu

    May I quote the great Yogi Berra, “it’s Deja Vu all over again.” I am watching the Houston feed as last night I got the Yankee broadcast. I prefer the NY guys.

  48. Eric in the ATL April 2nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Good Lord, there are some pessimists on this blog.

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    “And comparing this team to the 1998 Yankees is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS.”

    Except, frankly, nobody knew that the 1998 Yankees were going to be the team they were. So perhaps we need to wait to see what the 2014 Yankees are going to be before we flush them down the toilet.

  50. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    C’mon Hiroki!

  51. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Um, those of us who actually watched the team and paid attention during the offseason pretty much knew what to expect in 1998. The team had just won the world series in ’96 and made the WS again in ’97.

  52. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    “Good Lord, there are some pessimists on this blog.”

    Eric, they’re not all Yankee fans either. So expect constant trash.

  53. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Except, frankly, nobody knew that the 1998 Yankees were going to be the team they were. So perhaps we need to wait to see what the 2014 Yankees are going to be before we flush them down the toilet.

    ———————————

    The 1996 team won the world series and the 1997 team made the playoffs so they were pretty good already

  54. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Okay okay… Offense ENGAGE!

  55. Eric in the ATL April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I didn’t compare them to the 1998 team, I’m just saying good teams can get off to rough starts. This team won’t win 114 games, but they can win at least 90.

  56. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Well, that’s not too bad

  57. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    The tentative part I guess comes for me from all the throwing gaffs last night….I think however the Yankees need someone to hit a ball out to relax

  58. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I’m just hoping we hit 1 hard ball tonight

  59. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    The Houston broadcaster said that last year, the Cardinals hit .300 with men on base. That is exactly what the Bronx banjo hitters need. Let’s hope!

  60. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    97′ World Series? My TV had em gettin bounced in the first round.

  61. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    This team? 90+ wins? Maybe if they play 40 more games than the rest of the league somehow.

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    “Um, those of us who actually watched the team and paid attention during the offseason pretty much knew what to expect in 1998. The team had just won the world series in ’96 and made the WS again in ’97″

    Oh I get it. You knew that .237 Scotty Brosius was going to join the team, hit 300 in 1998 and help propel the Yankees to an unprecedented number of wins. And that Knoblauch would join the team in 1998 and become their spark plug.

    Well aren’t you brilliant.

  63. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    All this team does is ground out

  64. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Damn this kid throws hard…works quickly, too

  65. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    phelps and warren to replace cc and kuroda…story at 11.

  66. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Um, those of us who actually watched the team and paid attention during the offseason pretty much knew what to expect in 1998. The team had just won the world series in ’96 and made the WS again in ’97.

    ——————————

    check your history. The Yanks didn’t make the WS in ’97

  67. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    2009 Yankees lost the first 2 games of the season. Not the end of the world and certainly is not predictive, just worrisome

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    “97? World Series? My TV had em gettin bounced in the first round.”

    Don’t ruin his fiction.

    :)

  69. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Also, seriously, saying this team is anything like the 98 team which featured Pettitte, Wells, and Cone in its rotation? Just ridiculous.

  70. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    The wrist feels good against 89 MPH FB, not so good at 96

  71. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my God!!! This is awful…First last night and now down 1-0!!! WTF?!?!?

    We all need to jump off a cliff or very high building and kill ourselves. We ARE DOOMED!!!

    You guys go first…I’ll catch up after I finish dinner….

    I cooking lasagna…from scratch…just planted the tomatoes.

  72. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    The Bronx Banjos….good one Hank!

  73. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    This is sickening. Boegaerts walked. How many Yankees have walked this season? I believe only 1.

  74. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    The Astros will still be pretty bad this year but man do they have some exciting young talent.

  75. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    “Shine my shoes.” – Kuroda

  76. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    6 up
    6 down

    Sounds familiar

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    And NOBODY compared the team to the 1998 team but you in your distorted mind. Eric pointed out that the Yankees start off slow and even the 1998 team started slow.

    *************
    “Good Lord, there are some pessimists on this blog.”

    Many of them tend to disappear as soon as the Yankees get the lead. Hang on. It gets much better.

  78. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Cashman should eat the contracts on CC and Kuroda and send them to Houston for Cosart then Move Phelps to a starter. Too bad Houston would say no to this deal

  79. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    The Astros will still be pretty bad this year but man do they have some exciting young talent.

    ——————————–

    Maybe in the minors but not so much on the current team

  80. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Did anyone see Tex pre game show called Foul Territory ….pathetic.

  81. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    We could have a pretty good rotation with Nova, Hiroki, Tanaka, and Pineda. But our offense needs to do what made us successful so many years ago. Working counts, getting starters out of the game early. That’s why the Red Sox won last year. Their offense. Patience. Not striking out.

  82. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Might have been called Foul Balls…he interviewed McCann who came across as no-nonsense to Tex dry sense of “humor.”

  83. austinmac April 2nd, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Hank,

    I can’t get the game at all. I hate Bud Selig. And he gets $25m/yr.

  84. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    The thing to remember about young wild hard throwers is that they often run out of gas after 5. Let’s see what happens when the Yankees get into the bullpen.

  85. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I know a lot of is it in the minors but their rotation is pretty green.

  86. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Bojo – ain’t it?

    :lol:

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

    “The Astros will still be pretty bad this year but man do they have some exciting young talent.”

    The bennies that eventually come from being pretty bad!

    But it kind of reminds me of the Angels when they were just getting their stuff together and the guys were as loose as can be. I remember when the beat us in the postseason and said they were as surprised as we were because they weren’t supposed to win, so they were just out there having fun.

    When you’re supposed to win, I imagine it’s not quite as much fun.

  87. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Mac – hang in there!… I can’t get the game either… John and Suzyn will have to suffice

  88. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Imagine if the segment was called “Fowl Territory” and featured Tex chasing birds instead..? I should run YES.

  89. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    But it kind of reminds me of the Angels when they were just getting their stuff together and the guys were as loose as can be. I remember when the beat us in the postseason and said they were as surprised as we were because they weren’t supposed to win, so they were just out there having fun.

    When you’re supposed to win, I imagine it’s not quite as much fun.

    —————————————–

    You are comparing a 100 loss team to a good Angel playoff and world series team?

  90. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Kay was surprised the fans gave Jete a standing O in his 1st AB.
    He has no idea what class is…News at 11.

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    “You are comparing a 100 loss team to a good Angel playoff and world series team?”

    Did they lose 100 this year? Man I lost time somewhere along the line!

  92. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Our offense just has to work counts and work pitchers. It’s that simple. Do that and we’ll have success.

  93. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    When you’re supposed to win, I imagine it’s not quite as much fun.

    ——————-

    For me it’s more fun. Sometimes I challenge my nephews to games just so I can assert my dominance.

  94. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Kay is doing his talk show during the game now.

  95. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    1998 Yankees…2014 Yankees…both play baseball.

    There. I just compared them. Deal with it. :-)

  96. Eric in the ATL April 2nd, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    beedogs says:
    April 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm
    Also, seriously, saying this team is anything like the 98 team which featured Pettitte, Wells, and Cone in its rotation? Just ridiculous.

    I said this team would win 24 fewer games than the 98 team. That’s hardly saying that the 2014 team is anything like that team.

  97. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    “John and Suzyn will have to suffice.”

    I had the idea of muting Kay and turning on John and Suzyn, but I found out that Directv and XM radio are nowhere near in sync. Back to Kay.

  98. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Nice inning from Kuroda – let’s get the guy some runs. We kinda owe him for all of the runs we didn’t give him last year.

  99. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Runs please.

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    “For me it’s more fun. Sometimes I challenge my nephews to games just so I can assert my dominance.”

    Maybe if the Yankees play your nephews they can have more fun.

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

    Bojo – :D

  101. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Did they lose 100 this year? Man I lost time somewhere along the line!

    —————————-

    You compared them to a playoff team so lets wager on whether they will be closer to 100 losses or a playoff spot

  102. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    When you’re supposed to win, I imagine it’s not quite as much fun.

    ——————-

    For me it’s more fun. Sometimes I challenge my nephews to games just so I can assert my dominance.
    ====
    I hope you rub their faces into the game board. it’s no fun unless you rub their faces in it and yell “BooHa YOU SISSIES!”

  103. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Michael Kay on YES makes me miss Francesca. Crazy.

  104. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Does being in sync matter when you’re dealing with Ma and Pa Yankee…?

  105. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    At this point I will settle for 1 hard hit ball

  106. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Bojo – Obv. Then when they beat me and trash talk I tell my mom on them for being bad sports!! :D

  107. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    austinmac says:
    April 2, 2014 at 8:44 pm
    Hank,

    I can’t get the game at all. I hate Bud Selig. And he gets $25m/yr.

    I am getting the MLB feed free for a week, and I also get the games on radio.

  108. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    just walk and steal a base and get this season started…oh well, down looking.

  109. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Works the count, then strikes out lookin’. Didnt bother to foul it off.

  110. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Sammie – even if its not in sync, its fun to watch and listen to see if John and Suzyn (especially John) are paying attention :)

  111. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Cosart’s cutter is running around 96 mph compared to CC last night at around 83 mph

  112. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    this team will take some time to get an identity.

  113. Benny Blanco April 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    this guy is throwing gasolina

  114. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    If your radio isn’t in sync with your TV just pause the TV for around 10 sec and then hit play

  115. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Nice hit there by Roberts.

  116. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Triple – do you honestly think they will be closer to 100 loses than a playoff spot?

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    :)

    That’s because Brian Roberts stinks, and hey he won’t be in many games so let’s hope he gets his hits now.

    LMAO!

  118. pat April 2nd, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Heyman is such a tool. You just know he went to a HS baseball game hoping Alex showed up.

    Yeah Roberts!

  119. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I need Johnson to hit it near Hoes so I can craft a funny.

  120. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Triple – do you honestly think they will be closer to 100 loses than a playoff spot?

    —————————–

    The Astros yes

  121. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    “Triple – do you honestly think they will be closer to 100 loses than a playoff spot?”

    Who gives a rat what he thinks? Shame knew what I meant so that’s what counts, since I was responding to her comment.

  122. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    When the Yankees are the favorites, everyone is rooting for them to fail, so it makes it more glorious when they win. Many are always rooting against the Yankees, but there’s less sting in losing when there’s nothing expected.

  123. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    getting incoherent here….enjoy each other…or as Kay now ends his broadcast “Enjoy Life.”

  124. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    MLB.tv broke

  125. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Triple – ok… I think I misread. My bad

  126. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Trisha compared this 100 loss team to a world series winning Angel team

  127. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Now he’s giving the outside corner. Sweet!

  128. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Chicken: Kinda crazy though to hear John say “Here’s the pitch” then look at the tv and Kuroda is still looking in for the sign from McCann.

  129. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I need Johnson to hit it near Hoes so I can craft a funny.

    —————–

    No need now… you’ve planted the seed :D

  130. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    And now he’s not.

    Nothing like consistency!

  131. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 pm
    Bojo – Obv. Then when they beat me and trash talk I tell my mom on them for being bad sports!! :D
    ====
    Good job. You can take it from me…one of my Internet identities is as a self=proclaimed family counselor. that has to mean something. right?

  132. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    “I need Johnson to hit it near Hoes so I can craft a funny”

    Careful..

  133. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    It never fails to surprise me how many people are so quick to write an epitaph for a team that has never won less than 85 games for the least twenty years.

    It’s a good thing the players don’t get as shellshocked as most of you.

  134. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    A couple good at bats in that inning.

  135. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    2 runs in 12 innings against the worst team in baseball

  136. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    If Ellsbury was still with the Sox he would have 2 HRs by now.

    You know it’s true.

  137. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Who gives a rat what he thinks? Shame knew what I meant so that’s what counts, since I was responding to her comment

    ————————-

    Whoa! didn’t mean to step into anything…I think I may have misinterpreted and/or missed a post. Carry on

  138. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    sammie – in my experience, after approximately 3.2 beers the tv and radio sync exactly :)

  139. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 8:58 pm
    When the Yankees are the favorites, everyone is rooting for them to fail, so it makes it more glorious when they win.
    ===
    I don’t know about everybody….my cat Jack loves them…He purrs like crazy everytime they score a run.

    Now some might say it is because I break out the cat crunchies in celebration, but I choose to believe he loves them winning and has just trained me well.

  140. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    “It never fails to surprise me how many people are so quick to write an epitaph for a team that has never won less than 85 games for the least twenty years.

    It’s a good thing the players don’t get as shellshocked as most of you”

    Straw – it has to be extremely confining when your perspective is so stultified that you grouse through the second game of the season, knowing that the Yankee season is over, and moan over a one-run game, especially when the first game highlighted a very good major league pitcher.

    Imagine living that way? It has to be brutal.

  141. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Sage advice Chicken. I shall experiment starting immediately.

  142. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    At this rate, I may have to only buy one cat crunchies bag for the season.

  143. mick April 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    trisha don’t try to save them…

  144. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    when the first game highlighted a very good major league pitcher.

    ——————————-

    Scott Feldman has a 4.59 lifetime ERA but yea he’s awesome

  145. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    @AnthonyDiComo: Fans at Citi Field loudly booing Granderson after his latest strikeout, his fifth of the year in eight plate appearances. #Mets

  146. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    When does our new offense start?

  147. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Just because Houston was the worst team in baseball last year doesn’t mean that they will be this year. They have some great minor league talent that could be in the big leagues later this year and just like the way Tampa stockpiled all those high picks for a few years Houston has done the same.

    We should still be killing them though but this team has a history of starting slow. CC and Tex have over the last few years set a bad example for how to start the season strong

  148. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    mick says:
    April 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm
    The Bronx Banjos….good one Hank!

    I say the Bronx Banjo hitters as a contrast from the Bronx Bombers that I was conditioned to expect from the Yanks. If these players are clutch, this team can still win without depending on the three run homer to win. This last play where Ellsbury flies out to left with Roberts on second is a perfect example of how this team has to score as he just as well could have slapped a base hit to left and scored a run. So, my term of Bronx Banjo hitters in just another way of playing baseball then depending on the long bomb.

  149. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    So that’s what its like to hit a ball hard. Something we have yet to do so far

  150. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Can’t stop Fowler. Best you can do is contain him!

    #cliches101

  151. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Guess Fowler has Kuroda figured out.

  152. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Its official – Sterling is panicking. He’s having a cow because Jeter and Roberts are not playing in

  153. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Well done, Mark.

  154. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    So not only can’t Tex hit but he can’t field anymore either

  155. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Stupid positioning….take the sure out.

  156. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Tex is rusty at 1st base. Yanks defense has been brutal the last 2 nights.

  157. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    gonna be a fun season, not!

  158. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    The Bronx Banjos broke my mlb.tv. Every other game plays fine.

  159. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    giambi would’ve had that

  160. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Anyone remember the series where the last-place Nats took 2 out of 3 from the Yankees, and one of the games was a shutout?

    How I wish I hadn’t written the Yankees off when that happened because it was 2009 and I could have actually seen the Yanks win the World Series that year.

    :(

    (LMAO!!!!!)

  161. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    So when I’ve talked about the infield D I actually wasn’t including you Tex

  162. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Lol is Tex trolling us?

  163. tomingeorgia April 2nd, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Chicken, 3.2 beer won’t do that, though.

  164. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    The Astros gave up nothing for Fowler

  165. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    4-5-3 double play

  166. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Good play there…..surely they will get to Cosart…..he throws hard but it’s straight as a stick and he can’t get his breaking ball over……sit dead red and mash it

  167. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    I think you so called “realists” could use a stiff drink.

  168. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Mark Teixeira is great defensively, grrrrrrrrrrrrreat. ;)

    I miss Chris Stewart. I no longer have him as a scapegoat.

  169. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    In 12 innings Fowler has 4 extra base hits. The Yankees have 1.

  170. Eric in the ATL April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Nice DP, now let’s get some runs!

  171. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I think the Yankees were something like 25-27 in May in 2009 before that game Girardi got ejected, Cervelli homered and the Yankees took off and won the world series.

  172. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Guys you must know most of the “bridge jumpers” you’re talking to are trolls right? Ignore.

    Also, the idea of making Tex catch birds for practice just got more fun.

  173. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Tom- Wouldn’t know what that watery substance they call 3.2 is. I will try the real deal.

  174. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 pm
    Its official – Sterling is panicking. He’s having a cow because Jeter and Roberts are not playing in
    ====
    I would actually pay to see pictures of that.

  175. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Tex goes with the pitch to beat the shift in game one and looks good in all his at bats… Tex makes an error in each of the first 2 games… BIZZARO WORLD!

  176. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Derek smiles and so does my normally cold, dead heart.

  177. Eric in the ATL April 2nd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I was at that game in Atlanta in 2009 that turned the season completely around.

  178. NYY fan in NH April 2nd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Can this team score a run and stop giving up bombs!!

  179. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    mutts fans already turning on granderson. it’s not even 2 games yet.

  180. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Yankee Stadium went out with a whimper.

    Rivera went out with a whimper.

    Jeter will go out with a whimper.

    Saddening.

  181. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    IT’S TIME TO RIDE!

  182. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    The camera is scanning the crowd and all I can think of is those fans in Houston look like mutated zombies from the 86th dimension

  183. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    “Scott Feldman has a 4.59 lifetime ERA but yea he’s awesome”

    I don’t want you to look too ridiculous, but here’s a hint. His lifetime ERA doesn’t really matter, hee hee hee. His ERA against the Yankees is much more relevant, and his ERA against the Yankees in the last three years is 3.38, and last year it was 2.45.

    So why don’t you take your pathetic attitude and put it where the sun doesn’t shine.

    Okay sonny?

    :)

  184. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Tom – 3.2 actual beers, not beers with 3.2 content! :)

  185. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Anybody that’s down on the Yankees must be a troll, right? Excellent logic, Shame Spencer.

  186. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    “Guys you must know most of the “bridge jumpers” you’re talking to are trolls right? Ignore.”

    Thanks for the reminder.

    ;)

  187. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Does Beltran look heavier than he did last season, or is it me?

  188. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    If Cosart keeps going strike 1, strike 2 this is going to be a very frustrating night. :/ At least he’s at 60 pitches?

  189. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I said nothing of the sort.. But it’s good to see you playing nice, Mike. What do you think of filming Tex chasing birds (that are equipped with lasers)?

  190. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Two 3 ball counts, weak swings, no walks.

  191. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    this lineup is already doing same as last year, second they get to the plate it’s 0 and 2 .. depressing.

  192. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    The thing that strikes as a odd is that this team looks a lot like last years team. But it’s all new players.

  193. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t want you to look too ridiculous, but here’s a hint. His lifetime ERA doesn’t really matter, hee hee hee. His ERA against the Yankees is much more relevant, and his ERA against the Yankees in the last three years is 3.38, and last year it was 2.45.

    ———————————-

    Who gives a crap what his ERA was against them the last 2 years. Their offense was not great 2 years ago and beyond bad last year. If a 7 era pitcher has a 3 era against 1 team does that make them a good pitcher?

  194. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I’m trying to rein in my anger, Jaclyn. I’d rather see Tex chasing birds than playing for the Yankees. :)

  195. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    This team is unwatchable

  196. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Grandy had what? Four strike outs in his first game? Mets fans watch Yankee games lol, they’ve probably been snapping at the bit to boo him.

  197. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump. I ran over and said: “Stop. Don’t do it.”

    “Why shouldn’t I?” he asked.

    “Well, there’s so much to live for!”

    “Like what?”

    “Are you religious?”

    He said, “Yes.”

    I said, “Me too. Are you Christian or Buddhist?”

    “Christian.”

    “Me too. Are you Catholic or Protestant?”

    “Protestant.”

    “Me too. Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?”

    “Baptist.”

    “Wow. Me too. Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?”

    “Baptist Church of God.”

    “Me too. Are you original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?”

    “Reformed Baptist Church of God.”

    “Me too. Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915?”

    He said: “Reformed Baptist Church of God, Reformation of 1915.”

    I said: “Die, heretic scum,” and pushed him off.

  198. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    Anybody that’s down on the Yankees must be a troll, right? Excellent logic, Shame Spencer.

    —-

    it’s been like that with the same 6 people for years. if you don’t agree with them or aren’t overly optimistic you’re not a true yankee fan. you are supposed to be happy even when someone throws you a live hand grenade.. yep it won’t blow up, no way.

  199. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    “Guys you must know most of the “bridge jumpers” you’re talking to are trolls right? Ignore.”

    Thanks for the reminder.

    ———————–

    Trisha – just to jog your memory on trolls:

    http://www.bing.com/images/sea.....tedIndex=3

  200. j9d April 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Anyone else having trouble with MLBTV?
    Keeps buffering on me even though I have a strong internet connection.

    Anyone know why Astros pitchers look like Cy Young against Yankees?

  201. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    DEEEEEEEEEP fly ball by Tex, at least he can field…

  202. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I’m a little upset my fowl territory joke didn’t get more laughs…you people are wasting my best material.

  203. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    You have to be able to understand the frustration. After a dismal 2013 and the expectations after an offseason of hype and spending, the first 2 games have looked an awful lot like many of the games in 2013.

    Sure, things will get better, but this is the Astros, a gift from MLB schedulers to help get on the fast track, so nobody saw this coming.

    Plenty of baseball left in this one though

  204. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    You can do better than that. You could have used “Foul” as in foul odor, because Tex stinks. That would have been funnier.

  205. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Of course, if you write the season off after a game and a half, you’re probably not a true Yankee fan.

  206. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    We’re going to miss having Cano, that 1 superstar, in our lineup. Instead, we wasted the money on Grady Sizemore lite, Ellsbury.

  207. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Even 1998 started out rough.
    1-3 and people were freaking out.
    They won 114 regular season games that year.

  208. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I don’t watch Newsroom a ton but the ep they had that involved internet trolls was pretty entertaining. This one character was trying to evoke a reaction on an economics blog but couldn’t get a rise out of anyone…until he compared the GDP to balancing a checkbook. Classic.

  209. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    And if we follow the same pattern from last year, the Astros won’t win another game in a month and Fowler has hit his last home run and the current Sandy Koufax on the mound is soon DFA’ed for being terrible against every other team.

  210. j9d April 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Yankees started strong last year and we all saw how that ended. It’s a marathon, my friends. That said, yes it’s a little frustrating.

  211. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    We’re going to miss having Cano, that 1 superstar, in our lineup. Instead, we wasted the money on Grady Sizemore lite, Ellsbury.
    ___

    THEY WERENT GOING TO GIVE CANO 10/240. What don’t you seem to understand?

  212. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    j9d April 2nd, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Anyone else having trouble with MLBTV?
    ================

    Yeah, it’s toast. Other games OK though

  213. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I’m a little upset my fowl territory joke didn’t get more laughs…you people are wasting my best material.

    ——————

    after the leisurely off season threads where I had minutes ( or sometimes hours) to digest and appreciate posts, I’m having trouble adjusting to the quicker paced in-game threads :)

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    “This team is unwatchable”

    Then don’t watch them! Easy peasy.

    *****************
    pete2 –

    I remember the Yankees being tied for last and 9.5 games out of first in May when Randy Johnson was pitching for the Yanks. Miraculously, they finished in first place that season.

    I’ve already pointed out that the last-place Nats took 2 out of 3 from the Yanks in 2009 – remember 2009, after a dismal 2008? The Yanks won the WS that year.

    If you (the generic you) can’t maintain some kind of equilibrium the second game of the flippin’ season, go watch Sesame Street. Because that’s your reasonableness level.

  215. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    ” ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    “THEY WERENT GOING TO GIVE CANO 10/240. What don’t you seem to understand?”
    ===================

    That’s the problem, what don’t you understand, its not like they don’t have the money

  216. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Or Foul Territory could be a place where people use foul language to describe Tex’s juice press and he has to navigate through the terrain without getting his feelings hurt.

  217. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Chicken – You’ll adjust! :)

  218. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    We need Ellsbury and Gardner to get on and steal as that is fuel that drives this new Yankee engine. That is what is missing so far, I have seen many years of Baseball, and I have witnessed teams who won with speed and clutch hitting, and that does not include the “Hitless Wonders” Chicago Whitesox of 1915 as some of you may think.

  219. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Guys let’s try not to dictate each other’s emotions. As someone somewhere said, all emotions are valid.

  220. j9d April 2nd, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    pete2

    Thanks, I thought there was something wrong with my connection even though it seemed strong.

  221. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    “Guys you must know most of the “bridge jumpers” you’re talking to are trolls right? Ignore.”

    Thanks for the reminder.”

    I agree for the most part lets ignore the “jumpers’ (beedogs) answering them just continues their non sense.

    A Once in a while smack up side the head is ok by me though.

    —-

    I wish Gardner would have been more aggressive with that 3-1 count… hope that was an early lesson.

    Did anybody else notice the Japanese billboard behind the plate for the first couple of innings? How many Japanese players do the Stro’s have…..

  222. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    “THEY WERENT GOING TO GIVE CANO 10/240. What don’t you seem to understand?”

    ac1 – may I suggest you don’t bother to respond to posts like that because it’s apparent that there is no understanding going on.

    Just a suggestion.

    :)

  223. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Kuroda isn’t sharp but he’s given them a solid shot here so far.

  224. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    That’s the problem, what don’t you understand, its not like they don’t have the money
    __

    I bet your are the same person who whines about CC, about Tex, about A-Rod and all the other huge contracts they gave out.

    You seem like someone who will never learn the lesson.

  225. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Or maybe it’s just that these armchair prognosticators come on here every year saying this will be the year the Yanks collapse so that if it happens they can come in here later on and say I told you so….

    Thing is, the total collapse never comes and they just come off sounding like Chicken Little. I’d rather they sound like Chicken Stanley.

  226. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    They have the money. They should’ve kept Cano. Heck, they shouldve extended him a couple years ago. Take the Rays for example, they have Longo locked up forever at a reasonable price, just locked up Archer. That’s how you do business.

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    chicken – those trolls didn’t help. They all had smiles!

    :)

  228. bruceb April 2nd, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    The disadvantage of opening the season in Houston…if you don’t win the series then it magnifies the disappointment.

    Too much like watching the dog days of 2013 when you felt as though winning the game was beyond us when we fell two or three runs behind. Hopefully, the offense will come to life in true Yankee fashion in the later innings.

  229. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Oh look, 0-2 again.

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    COME ON SORI!

  231. tomingeorgia April 2nd, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Game threads with the Yanks behind reminds me to remember how to scroll faster.

  232. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Yeah, the Rays have a lot of rings to show for their excellent business.

  233. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    ” trisha – true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    “If you (the generic you) can’t maintain some kind of equilibrium the second game of the flippin’ season, go watch Sesame Street. Because that’s your reasonableness level.”

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

    Your reading comprehension is Sesame St level if you think I lost any equilibrium, so maybe you need a refresher course Read what I wrote again. On the flip side if the Yankees won these 2 by blowouts many posters would be saying this proves the awesomeness of the teams and would be proof they will win 113 wins.

    Gamethreads are reactionary, that’s their nature, and it works both ways.

  234. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    Tom – 3.2 actual beers, not beers with 3.2 content!
    ===
    Thank God you cleared that up! I was going to drink 99 shots of .99 percent alcohol because i wasn’t sure which you meant.

  235. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I wish this was the week of Pablo Schreiber on SVU.

  236. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Soriano is like the new Granderson. Swinging and missing in every at bat.

  237. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Four dead, several injured after shooting on Fort Hood. God bless our brave soldiers and their families. May His hand comfort the victims and their loved ones

  238. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Hey look! O-2 again! You’d think they’d just expect strike 1 and start swinging at this point.

  239. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    They have the money. They should’ve kept Cano. Heck, they shouldve extended him a couple years ago. Take the Rays for example, they have Longo locked up forever at a reasonable price, just locked up Archer. That’s how you do business.
    __

    I think it’s cute you think Cano would have accepted an offer like Longoria did.

  240. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    “Yeah, the Rays have a lot of rings to show for their excellent business.”

    Because they don’t have the Yankees payroll. They more effective with less $. Essentially, the concept of Moneyball.

  241. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Holy crap a hit

  242. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Did I say Cano would have accepted an offer like Longo did? Try again.

  243. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Straw – Thanks! (I think:) )

  244. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I am predicting right now that the Yankees come back to win this game…and IF I am wrong, I’ll just claim someone hacked my ID and wrote this stupid prediction.

  245. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Cosart is starting to lose it. His velocity is down 3 mph from earlier

  246. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    You’re welcome. I appreciate humor. After all, this is a kids game they are playing…

  247. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    bruceb – therein lies a lesson. I never write off any team because I know every team is capable of winning. So when you get all puffed up because you (again the generic you) think your team is going to steamroll someone, you’re the one that ends up looking ridiculous.

    It’s the height of hubris to say the Yankees should be sweeping the Astros because they’re the “worst team in baseball” (by whose standards I don’t know since the team has a different look this year.) But the worst team in baseball, whatever the team is, doesn’t go 0-162.

    If people are distraught and having a hard time dealing, that’s on them. Get out of your little bubbles and realize that there are 160 games left after this one and the teams in last place after tonight will not necessarily be the ones there at the end of the season. Geesh!

  248. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I was surprised at how fast Johnson got down the line in his last AB.

  249. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    pete2 – read again. I said the generic you, meaning I wasn’t speaking to you personally.

  250. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Nice AB here from Roberts.

  251. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    That was a beauty by Roberts

  252. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Brian Roberts with a nice ab.

  253. bruceb April 2nd, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Agree, Trish, nobody has a divine right to beat the Astros – not even the mighty Yankees – but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for a bit more out of the offense.

  254. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    “Four dead, several injured after shooting on Fort Hood. God bless our brave soldiers and their families. May His hand comfort the victims and their loved ones”

    Dear God almighty, how do these things happen. How.

    :(

    So sad.

  255. The Fifth Core Foursman April 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Watch. Now he’ll hit it to Hoes.

  256. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Time for Johnson to have a moment

  257. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Yanks gonna win this one…..they about to get in the pen

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    “but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for a bit more out of the offense.”

    I’m sure we all were bruceb. I understand that.

  259. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Michael Kay: That was a good pitch.

    That was a ball way outside. Instead of 3-1 count, 2-2. Changes the complexion of the ab.

  260. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Sub optimal

  261. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Kelly Johnson hit .218 against right handed pitching so why wasn’t he bunting.

  262. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    good pitch

  263. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Now would be a good time for Ells to wake up…

  264. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Ok. Johnson is waiting until later for his Yankee moment… Ells?

  265. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Or not.

  266. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Hank

    because there was 1 out?

  267. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    My heart can’t take this much anxiety.

  268. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    It’s terrific that one of the best hitters on the team is batting 7th. Meanwhile, Tishaira bats ahead of him. We could use Gardner’s ability to get on base & his speed at the top of the lineup. Him & Jack Obi back to back.

  269. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    OT but if anyone knows. When you’re cooking fish do you turn it over half way through, or doesn’t it matter.

    Thanks in advance. I’m going to heat the oven.

    **********

    God forgive me for saying this but I hope one of the four fatalities was the piece of refuse who started the shooting. And if it isn’t, God forgive me for this, but I hope he gets the death penalty.

  270. chicken_stanley April 2nd, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Hate to cut and run so early in the game but I’ve got a 3 am wake up call. Root the yanks on to victory. Catch you tomorrow

  271. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    See ya Chicken… Good night

  272. Poetkiosk April 2nd, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Feels like one of Giarardi’s tip your cap comments is coming in the post game

  273. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Kuroda looking sharp now.

  274. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    It’s important to bake fish at 275 Fahrenheit. The fish is usually thin enough that flipping isn’t required and is normally done cooking when its edges are translucent.

  275. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Hiroki still looks like a very good pitcher.

  276. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Kuroda doing his part

  277. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks Obiwan. This is halibut steak and it’s pretty thick. Same instructions?

  278. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    This guy is terrible…..now is the time

  279. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    beltran is going to tag this guy if he comes over the plate

  280. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Tar says:
    April 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm
    Hank

    because there was 1 out?

    Thanks! I realized that after the last out . At my age, it is hard to chew gum and walk. Ellsbury had two chances with a runner in scoring position, and he only one good RBI year as he was mainly a table setter. Why didn’t Gardner steal as that is an important cog in the Bronx Banjo’s machine?

  281. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    McCann is goin yard here

  282. tomingeorgia April 2nd, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    trisha,
    Look up cooking a thick halibut (or any other expensive fish) on the net. 275 isn’t going to do it.

  283. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I’ll take it!! Let’s go Tex!

  284. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Sac fly at least here. Elevate the ball Tex Please

  285. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Nice…now can we please score a run please.

  286. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    This guy is going to be huge for us this year.

  287. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    If you’re baking it you usually don’t flip fish. That’s all I can contribute though lol.

  288. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    at the least, please get a run home.

  289. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Fire up the grill to high heat and cook that fish about 4 minutes per side

  290. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Bleck..

  291. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    trisha, you should probably consider fileting the halibut down the horizontal middle to make it thinner, fish is not great when cooked thick.

  292. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Man I thought he was on that one..

  293. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Even baking Id go like 450 degrees…..cook 10-15 minutes. JMO. Ok now get a hit Tex

  294. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Ugh.

  295. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Tex is such a loser.

  296. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    That was a terrible hack by Tex. I guess he will get the big hit in June.

  297. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    They could actually have a worse offense then last year

  298. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Good Tex was fun the one game it lasted

  299. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    They’re gonna feed Tex off speed stuff all the time.

  300. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Soriano lol

  301. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Take a pitch for gods sake…

  302. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I want Sori to do something crazy and bunt down the third base line..

  303. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    LOL. we are so pathetic. I think Girardi really needs to rethink his batting order.

  304. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Tex and Soriano back to back is brutal. They will never get the big hits to drive in Beltran and McCann.

  305. Mottsx April 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Ichiro coulda did that !

  306. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Ack! Oh well.. Kuroda isn’t used to a lot of run support. That error by Tex is looming large for now.

  307. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    soriano in mid-season form already

  308. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Ok, I’m done watching this game. I’ll assume I’m bad luck and hope for the best. Peace out!

  309. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Kuroda can easily get through the 6th. Offense has 9 more outs to show up.

  310. GMAN April 2nd, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Is Kevin Long really a good batting instructor?

  311. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    At least Cano and Soriano could hit home runs last year. All this team does this year is hit ground balls. Can’t wait until we face good pitching despite what Trisha feels about Cy Young I mean Scott Feldman

  312. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    ” blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Good Tex was fun the one game it lasted
    ===================

    The not quite far enough Fly Ball. a bloop hit and a weak GB single defines “Good Tex” nowadays I guess.

  313. cigator April 2nd, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Where do all these teams find 23 year old pitchers that throw 95+ with a mix of pitches, while the Yanks can’t find young stud pitchers if they bit them in the butt.

  314. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    That 2 seamer moved a foot….Kuroda has been really good…..please score some runs

  315. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    “The not quite far enough Fly Ball. a bloop hit and a weak GB single defines “Good Tex” nowadays I guess.”

    That’s where the bar is :(

  316. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Shocking that a team of 35+ year olds starts slow.

  317. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Well Brian Roberts looks great….please don’t get hurt

  318. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Roberts is looking pretty good from what little I have seen. If he can stay healthy that will be huge.

  319. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Ellsbury is getting to know that wall all to well this week.

  320. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Enough of these stupid triples…

  321. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    What kind of ridiculous park is this?

  322. GMAN April 2nd, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Tex and the check swings are tough to take… Doing the same thing in late Spring Training game against Pirates in Bradenton… Like Knoblock with yips throwing to first…

  323. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    “That 2 seamer moved a foot….Kuroda has been really good…..please score some runs”

    He’s been great. It’s the Kuroda that I so enjoyed to watch last year. When he’s on…. he is my favorite pitcher in probably all of MLB to watch

  324. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    If the Astros could get rid of that hill you would see some inside the park HRs here.

    Gardners gun keeps runners honest

  325. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    What kind of ridiculous park is this?
    ——————————————————–

    Plays the same for both teams. Unfortunately none of the Yanks have shown remotely enough power.

  326. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Astros got cosart in the Hunter pence trade…..a lot of their talent has been aquired by stinking though

  327. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    These ain’t your father’s Yankees

  328. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Tex will be in the starting lineup all season and he’ll never be dropped below 5th in the order. He’ll stink up the joint on a nightly basis and no consequences will ever come from his sucking.

  329. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Yikes, thanks all.

  330. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Kuroda delivers another scoreless inning. C’mon fellas…

  331. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Odds of the Yankees hitting a ball out of the infield this inning?

  332. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Good job Hiro. Hope one mistake and one bad fielding play doesn’t cost you a loss.

  333. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Great job by Kuroda tonight. Feels like we have the old Kuroda back, the one who hasn’t had to haul the wood all season. Hopefully he gets lots of help from the others in the rotation. We still have an exciting rotation!

  334. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Lunhow did a really good job with the Cards farm system… it will be interesting to see how the Astros develop. All those high picks should help but you still have to hit on them.

  335. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Big out. It feels like we’re down 10 but it’s only 2. Got to have 3 or 4 guys string some at bats together. Kuroda has given us every oppo to garner a victory tonight.

  336. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    2 runs against the Astros pen should not be all that difficult to overcome

  337. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    It was the Bronx Bomber guys who failed last inning and not our banjo hitter, Ellsbury, who I think would have gotten Jeter in with one out as he did get contact with the ball with runners in scoring position but unfortunately, there was two out. This ball park should fit the new look Yankee team rather then the band box Stadium.

  338. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Be aggressive !!!

  339. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Here we go boys…

  340. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Great start to the inning.

  341. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    They really need to get Gardner leading off….

  342. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Bunt?

  343. sammiejohnson April 2nd, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    This is only the 7th. I still think we can win this thing.

  344. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Solarte!

  345. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    No steal, no bunt…I don’t get it…

  346. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    That mascot is a nightmare.

  347. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like Brett’s got cement in his cleats, as usual. The $52 million is weighing him down. Or is it that he’s carrying Joe Girardi’s binder on his back?

  348. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Gardner should still try to steal here even though behind in the game.

  349. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    That works too.

  350. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Nice Brett. Way to take an extra base.

  351. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I really, really hope that Roberts can stay healthy. He is a very good player when he is on the field.

  352. SweetSpot April 2nd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    There you go! Roberts looks good!

  353. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Good ab by Roberts, aside from the outcome.

  354. Tar April 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    That was aggressive base running there…good job

  355. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Gardner mania….great Ab by Roberts

  356. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Let’s go Yangy!

  357. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    A big spot to make your major league debut…..

  358. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I said I thought Brian Roberts was going to have a good season for us. Since I may not get the chance to say it too many times (j/k, I hope), I thought I’d say it now!

    So far, so good.

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

    Can you see the wisdom in having Gardner down in the lineup? It starts another cycle for us.

  359. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Just get the run in

  360. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Here comes Enrique Wilson.

  361. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Solarte was one of the run producers in ST, lets see if it continues

  362. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 pm
    If you’re baking it you usually don’t flip fish. That’s all I can contribute though lol.
    ====
    The only contribution I have is that the term “microwave” is a misnomer. It doesn’t actually wave at you. Believe me, I studied this for over a year.

  363. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    “Can you see the wisdom in having Gardner down in the lineup? It starts another cycle for us.”

    You always want your best hitters at the top of the lineup so they get more plate appearances throughout the course of the season.

  364. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Yankee Baseball

  365. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks Enrique.

  366. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    At least he got the run home.

  367. blake April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Dad gum

  368. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    They got the run but a DP stinks there…

  369. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Does Gardner steal?

  370. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Hey, we got a run in. And he at least made contact with the ball. Your first major league AB has got to be scary!

  371. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Good for Solarte but it’s weird seeing a guy so excited about earning his team two outs.

  372. Mottsx April 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Nunie is smiling somewhere

  373. ObiwanCanobi April 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOOOOOOOOOOARDDD YEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!

  374. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    “You always want your best hitters at the top of the lineup so they get more plate appearances throughout the course of the season.”

    And when you have a glut, you separate your obvious table setters. But thanks for playing!

    :)

  375. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Ellsbury needs to steal immediately, like he would have with the Red Sox.

  376. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    One of my science teachers made me afraid of standing in front of microwaves after I told her about how I’m fascinated by spinning food.

  377. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    “And when you have a glut, you separate your obvious table setters.”

    The Yankees have a glut?

    A glut of mediocre hitters?

    No, thank you for playing.

  378. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Nunez would have beat that out…but then given the run back in the bottom of the inning with his cement hands.

  379. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    guy bangs into a 4-6-3 and the entire bench congratulates him. wow

  380. cofuzz April 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Pretty good rally killing from the 9 hole so far.

  381. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    He Gardnered.

  382. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    LOL @ being called a “bridge jumper” just for being realistic. Some of you people need to go soak your heads for a while.

  383. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Does Gardner steal?
    ——–

    Brett didn’t but Ells should

  384. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    He needs to go here.

  385. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I’m really pulling for Ellsbury to succeed! You can tell he is frustrated already and is putting in the effort !

  386. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Ellsbury is a distraction whether he steals or not.

  387. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Any reason Ellsbury isn’t stealing?

  388. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    also lol @ thinking the Yankees have a “glut” of good hitters. I think the word you’re looking for is “paucity”.

  389. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Jack’s purring! Break out the crunchies for everybody!

  390. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Have to wonder if Ellsbury’s calf is holding him back

  391. UnKnown April 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Damn he is pretty fast. NICE

  392. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    the first of many!

  393. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:41 pm
    Any reason Ellsbury isn’t stealing?
    ———————————————————–

    It has to be Girardi. He was aggressive on the Sox. I always wondered how much of Gardner’s timidness at times was a bit of a lack of instincts or management. Might be getting an answer.

  394. SweetSpot April 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Ellsbury doing what he does best! I’m so glad he’s on our team.

  395. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    GO ELLS!!!!!

    :)

  396. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I guess not

  397. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    There we go! Hate waiting for 2 strikes but nice job Ellsbury. Good point about the calf… hopefully it isn’t still bothering him.

  398. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    sooooooooo frustratin !

  399. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    If we lose by one run does the defense matter?

  400. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Girardi doesn’t send runners anymore. He asks batters to bunt them over down 6 runs with 1 out in the 7th inning, instead. Here’s to thinking outside the box!

  401. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    How bad is this team?

  402. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Jeter just swung at 2 pitches that were practically thrown towards the dugout.

  403. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    If we lose by one run does the defense matter?
    ——————————————————–

    Never would have guessed that it would be Tex with the big miscue.

  404. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    How bad is this team?

    —-

    so far pretty bad, who can we fire ?

  405. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    nasty stuff from fat albers

  406. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:37 pm
    One of my science teachers made me afraid of standing in front of microwaves after I told her about how I’m fascinated by spinning food.
    ====
    Aside from your sunny disposition, do you glow in the dark?

  407. SweetSpot April 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    “How bad is this team?” After a game and a half? You’re kidding right?

  408. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Girardi doesn’t send runners anymore. He asks batters to bunt them over down 6 runs with 1 out in the 7th inning, instead. Here’s to thinking outside the box!
    _____

    That’s not true. He gives them the go ahead to steal when they see fit. Gardner is shy about taking off and Ellsbury seemed to not get a good jump on his first two attempts.

  409. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    LOL @ paucity. They also have a paucity of management.

  410. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    One 1 game, that should be doable with the heart of the order coming up. Just need to hold back the Astros star studded offense

  411. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Meant 1 run game

  412. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Tyler – Me either. I still think we can score more runs tonight but we need to hold them at 2.

  413. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    “How bad is this team?” After a game and a half? You’re kidding right?
    ___

    Offense is still getting it going, but Kuroda seemed just fine. Yesterday, Nuno and Betances looked good. Roberts is 3-3 today. Guess I am missing something.

  414. cofuzz April 2nd, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Trisha,
    It looks like anyone who took 160 wins in your pool could well be eliminated tonight.

  415. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Who can we fire? Kevin Long. He’s been here too long.

  416. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    so far pretty bad, who can we fire ?

    If we could force the Steinbrenners to sell to someone who actually cared about winning, or at least fire Levine, we might have a serviceable team in a few years.

  417. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    When did Phelps start wearing the high socks?

  418. bigdan22 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Defense matters somewhat. Tell you what matters more. No extra base hits. 0-7 with RISP so far. Not going to win many games that way no matter how good your D is.

    But ya gotta like Roberts so far don’t ya?

  419. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    If we could force the Steinbrenners to sell to someone who actually cared about winning, or at least fire Levine, we might have a serviceable team in a few years.
    __

    What a troll.
    Signing Ellsbury, Beltran, McCann and Tanaka is not enough?

  420. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Bojo – That’s actually a look many Jersey girls aim for.

  421. Tyler April 2nd, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Shame-

    Definitely agree. This team starting slow isn’t a surprise. They always seem to start slow and this team is even older than past versions. The only thing that kind of hurts is they may be wishing they had these games back against Houston come July…

  422. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    It looks like anyone who took 160 wins in your pool could well be eliminated tonight.
    ___

    Really?
    So a team that goes 0-2 can’t still go 160-2?

  423. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    “A glut of mediocre hitters?”

    Sesame Street is calling you! They said Baby Max is missing from the nursery. Pacifier waiting if you get there fast enough.

    Thank you again for playing, but I think I’ll leave you to your co-equals here. See if you can find any!

    ;)

  424. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Offense is still getting it going, but Kuroda seemed just fine. Yesterday, Nuno and Betances looked good. Roberts is 3-3 today. Guess I am missing something.

    ————————

    They had a month of spring training games to get it going

  425. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    That one hurt.

  426. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    That’s the nail in this game’s coffin. Well done, Phelpsy.

  427. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Roberts has looked good throughout the spring…I wish it were his ability that were in question.

    ACK!

  428. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    That was unPhelps-like.

  429. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    They had a month of spring training games to get it going
    ___

    You would think this is the first time you watched the Yankees.
    And I know that isn’t true.
    1998 Yankees started slow
    2009 Yankees started VERY slow.

    It happens!

  430. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    The AAA team is ready and swinging the bats

  431. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Also anyone who thinks Jeter belongs in this lineup, let alone in the 2 spot, is out of their goddamned mind. That goes for Girardi, too.

  432. cofuzz April 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I meant 161. My first disappointment every season is the day I realize 162 is impossible.

  433. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    HR’s are just so important in an era with lower OBP.

  434. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Odds on the Astros hitting more home runs then us this year?

  435. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    You’re right…Dean Anna is a much better option than the captain.

  436. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    You would think this is the first time you watched the Yankees.
    And I know that isn’t true.
    1998 Yankees started slow
    2009 Yankees started VERY slow.

    It happens!

    ————————–

    But those teams had good hitters

  437. NYY fan in NH April 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Brutal start to the season. Lowly Astros giving the Yankees all they can handle

  438. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    They’ve already hit 4 more than us.

  439. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    There were a few people worried about Phelps in this type of role for this very reason.

  440. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    The Yankees have a glut of many things. Talent is not one of them.

  441. YankeesFanMan April 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This team is cellar bound

  442. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This is a funny word to say. Say it out loud: this.

  443. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    But those teams had good hitters
    __

    Ellsbury, Beltran, McCann….
    We have good hitters.

    How about you give it more than two games before having a panic attack?

  444. bigdan22 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I really don’t think Phelps profiles as a relief pitcher. I’ve been saying that for awhile. He profiles perfectly as a back end starter. Since this was a one run game and by def high leverage, it’s interesting that Betances, a real relief pitcher, was used in a blow out yesterday, but not in a key spot today.

    But you want to know what this series has been about so far? Compare the extra base hits of the two teams. That’s the story so far.

  445. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I am reminded of Earl Weavers favorite line, “you are never as good as you look when you are winning, or as bad as you look when you are losing”.

  446. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    “But those teams had good hitters”

    Beltran, McCann and Ellsbury aren’t good hitters?

  447. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    There were a few people worried about Phelps in this type of role for this very reason.
    ————–

    I like Phelps as a long man but he is not a late inning reliever. Unfortunately it seems like Girardi is going to use him as one and get burned from it. He gives up too many hard hit balls.

  448. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    The only reason Teixeira is still on this roster is his affiliation with Juice Press. The Yankees didn’t get the memo, it’s not kind of juice. :lol:

  449. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    It is so sad how reactionary some people here are.
    I’d hate to see how much worse it is outside of this blog.
    A bad day at work must make you want to jump in front of a train.

  450. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Ac1-

    You beat me to it…

  451. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Are my eyes deceiving me? Did this team just get an extra base hit?

  452. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I love Beltran, McCann and Roberts. They are exactly what the Yanks have been missing…..professional hitters.

  453. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Tex hit against the shift yesterday, Beltran today….
    Someone finally reminded the Yankees they are also allowed to do that.

  454. BoJo April 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 10:48 pm
    Bojo – That’s actually a look many Jersey girls aim for.
    ====
    I’m proud to say I came from NJ—it shows I had the intelligence to leave c*n cer alley.

  455. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    hit ‘em where they ain’t. what a novel concept

  456. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Solarte hit the ball hard and did go to the opposite field, and since Johnson hit .219 against righties last year which I did not know till the Houston announcers mentioned it, I know why Nunez is gone as Solarte may have a place to play.

  457. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    “Ellsbury, Beltran, McCann….
    We have good hitters.

    How about you give it more than two games before having a panic attack?”

    ac1, it’s obvious that the person does not have the ability to do what you’re asking.

  458. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Umps must like McCann,. he gets a lot of calls

  459. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Ouch that was a bad swing…

  460. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    There’s our $85 million professional hitter swinging at 2 straight balls to strikeout.

  461. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Okay Teix, here’s your chance to shut them all up..

  462. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    What in the hell is Tex swinging at?

  463. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Beltran, McCann and Ellsbury aren’t good hitters?

    ——————————-

    You picked 3 hitters out of 9. Yes that is a below average offense. Posada was a far superior hitter then McCann.

    Ellsbury is the same type of hitter as Gardner.

    So that leaves 1 hitter who is really good but in the twilight years of his career who was not so good in the second half of last year

  464. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Tex is never going to see a fastball this year

  465. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Why do they keep swinging at that pitch?

  466. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    wow look how Tex is nursing his wrist. Nice eye there Tex. Nice brain too.. Lead the bee’s bro, lead the bee’s.

  467. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    This guy is a turd.

  468. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    That thing has some nasty bite…..

  469. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Yikes. Fat Albers made Tex look bad there.

  470. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Sori homer…

  471. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    teixeira clutch as always

  472. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Yea this looks just like the 2009 and 1998 hitters

  473. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Soriano about to get K’d with offspeed.
    Who doesnt see it coming?

  474. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Some of these swings at off speed pitches are ridiculous. Let’s see Ichiro tomorrow instead of Soriano.

  475. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I miss Stewie.

  476. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Yea this looks just like the 2009 and 1998 hitters
    __

    Do I have to pull the box scores from the first two games of 1998 and 2009?

  477. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    When the Yanks are down 2 to 0 in the 6th tomorrow I’m betting on Trisha to be the first one to say well we lost the first 3 in 1998 and that turned out pretty well

  478. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Triple, when we are leading the division in a month or two, don’t come in here pretending like you weren’t bashing this team.

  479. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Granderson sorry I mean Soriano strikes out. What a surprise…

  480. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    HOWEVER, I will agree that Soriano does not look ready for prime time yet.
    He swung over everything.

  481. xcv April 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    jeter, teixeira, soriano and johnson are automatic outs. ugly

  482. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    You can say its only 2 games, but the opening day lineup had almost 400 AB collectively in ST and hit 220 with 6 HR. This is just a continuation of what we saw in ST, which is not unheard of. Obviously, the offense is better than this but its pretty ugly now

  483. cofuzz April 2nd, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    It is a long season which is only 1/81done after today.
    It is also unfortunate to get a wonderful opportunity for a hot start and blow it in ways highlighting the very concerns that gave even the most optimistic fans reason to have doubt.

  484. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    We would have won about 70 games last season without Soriano.

  485. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Do I have to pull the box scores from the first two games of 1998 and 2009?

    ——————————-

    They scored 10 runs in the first 2 games in 2009

  486. bigdan22 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    0-10 with RISP. 5 Ks. One extra base hit (2B). You can have four of the top UZR guys in the infield and you’ll lose that game every time.

    I fear their best hitter might be in AAA.

  487. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Can we trade year long suspensions between Alex and Teixeira?

    Can Alex Rodriguez play 1B wearing a #25 jersey & pretend to be Teixeira?

    A few Juice Press mentions and nobody should know the difference.

  488. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Captain Clutch says:
    April 2, 2014 at 10:59 pm
    Tex is never going to see a fastball this year

    —————–

    Nope.

    He’s going to have to adjust and try to hold back on swinging at a lot of these pitches. Work counts, keep taking his walks.

    Guys that can throw off speed stuff for strikes consistently are going to own him.

  489. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    What I would give to have Alexander Emmanuel back.

  490. ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    They scored 10 runs in the first 2 games in 2009
    __

    What about 1998?

  491. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    While I’d really like to win this game, I’d especially like Kuroda tagged with the loss…

  492. bigdan22 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    “You can say its only 2 games, but the opening day lineup had almost 400 AB collectively in ST and hit 220 with 6 HR. This is just a continuation of what we saw in ST, which is not unheard of. Obviously, the offense is better than this but its pretty ugly now”

    —-

    In the Spring, the offense was carried by Zoilo, Wheeler, Adonis, and Solarte. Haha, where are they now?

  493. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    This is not the way The Bronx Banjo’s play the game as the old Bronx Bombers would be swinging for the fences and striking out leaving the runner stranded at 2nd. Oh, McCaan, Text and Soriano are our Bronx Bombers or in other words, our Murderous Row! “

  494. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    You shouldn’t be looking at results. That team in 1998 worked counts, they were professional hitters.

  495. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Just waive Soriano. Please.

  496. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Lyle Overbay is looking like a pretty good option right about now. So is Kendrys Morales.

  497. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Triple, when we are leading the division in a month or two, don’t come in here pretending like you weren’t bashing this team.

    Yes and when Jesus shows up and buys us all a brand new Porsche I’ll be sure to check the standings.

  498. Shame Spencer April 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Can we draft his nephew lol…?

  499. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    What about 1998?

    ———————

    What hitter on this years team would you take over the 1998 team?

  500. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Gardner over Ricky Ledee.

  501. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    “When the Yanks are down 2 to 0 in the 6th tomorrow I’m betting on Trisha to be the first one to say well we lost the first 3 in 1998 and that turned out pretty well”

    No because the intelligent and rational fans on this forum don’t need their diapers changed or their bottoms powdered, or their hands held behind Yankee losses, ESPECIALLY at the beginning of the season. If someone wants to try to help you out, that’s one them. I don’t need to be wasting my breath on irrational fans.

  502. jmv April 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Something to cheer you up: first Papelblown of the season, 3 R, walked in the last run…

  503. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Yankee offense: 0 for 10 with RISP, the run scored on a GIDP, and a leadoff double followed by 3 swinging K’s off a scrub dumped by the O’s and Red Sox, and can only find work on the Astros.

  504. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Here comes Thornton. yikes.

  505. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Why would anyone care about Papelbon? Seriously.

  506. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    3 long relievers in the bullpen is going to hurt the Yanks this year. The bullpen is too short and these guys shouldn’t be pitching in close games.

  507. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Does anyone know what Lyle Overbay’s VOMT is?

  508. jmv April 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    April 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm
    Can we draft his nephew lol…?

    Yes, please! Second chance for the family

  509. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    This is an awful long game for a 3-1 game with the Red Sox not involved

  510. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    ac1 April 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm
    Tex hit against the shift yesterday, Beltran today….
    Someone finally reminded the Yankees they are also allowed to do that.

    —–

    if you think he did that on purpose you’re funny. He miscued and it happened to go there, he looked more surprised than we did.

  511. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Gardner over Ricky Ledee.

    —————————–

    So we have 1 better hitter yet people want to point to that team to compare the current team to

  512. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Are we ever going to hear a Sterling home run call this season?

  513. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Don’t you love posters who are so overwrought during the second game of the season that they find personal hand puppets to talk to them?

    Really wish there was a way to get rid of multiples.

  514. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    You think I have multiple handles?

  515. 28in14 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Exactly, Penny. That was unintentional.

  516. bigdan22 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Say it again. Phelps is not a relief pitcher. He’s a back end starter. Hopefully Girardi and Yanks will figure out their bullpen construction mistake before it costs them. Nuno and Phelps should be in Scranton until need in the rotation. Cabral should have made the squad. He might be better than Thornton.

  517. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    we have a few good hitters and zero GREAT hitters.. well arguably Beltran.. who is probably our best hitter.

  518. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Note to trisha: The Yanks were 0-2 every year since 2010. How many rings did they earn in that period?

  519. Captain Clutch April 2nd, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Oh great, whenever Girardi walks someone it never works out.

  520. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    “You think I have multiple handles?”

    No I do not.

  521. Triple Short of a Cycle April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Note to trisha: The Yanks were 0-2 every year since 2010. How many rings did they earn in that period?

    —————————–

    shhh it doesn’t fit her narrative

  522. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    The 2009 Yankees had 15 walkoffs and even more comeback wins.

    Since then, the Yanks have been shut out more than had 9th inning wins.

  523. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    This IBB makes no sense whatsoever. Doesn’t Carter have more power than Altuve?

  524. SweetSpot April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Chad can you please put this game blog in a vat of acid? Quickly. Makes you wonder if some of these posters have ever watched baseball before. Putting a nail in the coffin after two games? Really?

  525. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    “Note to trisha: The Yanks were 0-2 every year since 2010. How many rings did they earn in that period?”

    I guess you didn’t see my post about not wasting my breath on irrational posters.

  526. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    So, how do you think the Red Sox will do against this playoff bound Astros team?

  527. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I honestly believe the batting order has a lot to do with our inability to score runs. I don’t like it at all and Girardi is too dumb to do anything but make his card L/R/LR.. every day.

  528. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Note to trisha: The Yanks were 0-2 every year since 2010. How many rings did they earn in that period?

    Three playoff appearances, two ALCS. Not exactly like they sucked.

  529. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Have a queasy feeling about this move. It could be the cold pizza I had for breakfast and not a premonition

  530. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Uh huh. Who were their two ALDS wins against?

  531. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    The 2009 Yankees had 15 walkoffs and even more comeback wins.

    Since then, the Yanks have been shut out more than had 9th inning wins.

    the 2009 NYY had:

    Posada,
    Matsui,
    Damon,
    Arod,
    Jeter,
    Tex,
    Cano,
    etc .. how can you even compare?

    not to mention PEDs

  532. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    “shhh it doesn’t fit her narrative”

    I give you credit for being smarter than to transfer 0-2 starts in previous years to unequivocal loss of rings in other years. Please tell me I’m right. I expected as much from the poster who said it.

  533. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    And by the way, I didn’t know the Yanks goal was to make the playoffs.

  534. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    NYYGirl: Uh huh. PEDs worked for the Red Sox last year. I think the Yanks need more PEDs. Soriano needs a coffin.

  535. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Straw – I know who the “new” troll is and believe me you don’t want to bother.

  536. sjb23 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Shawn Kelly = world beater !!! :-)

  537. Hankflorida April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I have watched baseball for seventy five years and there is no way that two games define a team. I have seen a Yankee team win 19 games in a row and catch and surpass the Cleveland Indian who had the best pitching staff of that era and hitters as good as the Yanks.. Give it time and let us see what this team is made of.

  538. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Top of the 9th. How many people honestly expect a comeback?

  539. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    The O’s and the Twins. What’s your point?

  540. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    “I have watched baseball for seventy five years and there is no way that two games define a team.”

    No, but RISP has been an issue for the past few years. Do a Google search for Yankees and RISP and see how many articles pop up on the 2012 season.

  541. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    My prediction for the 9th:

    Gardner & Ellsbury get hits (Ellsbury clutches) .. Jeter grounds out to end the game and strand 2.

  542. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
    When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
    When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
    And down will come baby, cradle and all

    There. Feel better?

  543. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Are the initials JF a hint?

  544. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Seriously if we keep getting hits like we did tonight but no runs, how can you not change the batting order?

    ——

    Easily, be Joe Girardi

  545. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Lets see how closer by committee works for the Astros

  546. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    “I have watched baseball for seventy five years and there is no way that two games define a team. I have seen a Yankee team win 19 games in a row and catch and surpass the Cleveland Indian who had the best pitching staff of that era and hitters as good as the Yanks.. Give it time and let us see what this team is made of.”

    God bless you Hank.

  547. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    1 HR every 18 ABs off this “closer”.

  548. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    “Are the initials JF a hint?”

    They’re my initials. What’s your point?

  549. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    When is the last time Robertson pitched? Is Girardi going to wait til Robertson is nice and rusty or will he put him in a non-save situation?

  550. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    we lose the opening series to the Astros . Fire Long, Fire Girardi, Fire Steinbrenners, Fire the blog, Fire Foghorn Leghorn. you get the point!

  551. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    umps really have been very bad against the yanks but can’t blame them for everything… that ROberts AB you can.

  552. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Straw – I will email you. Don’t bother with it now.

    :)

  553. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny: If George Steinbrenner were alive and lucid, trust me, there would be some motivation for the Yanks to get their butts in gear.

  554. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    how many 0-2 after 2 pitches have we been in this series .. WOW they stink.

  555. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Yes a very disappointing game. Hopefully some of us will live to see tomorrow and have high expectations for a win.

  556. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 pm
    NYY_Girl_Penny: If George Steinbrenner were alive and lucid, trust me, there would be some motivation for the Yanks to get their butts in gear.

    —–

    I do believe they have fallen apart since losing George. A bunch of idiots running the show now.

  557. NYY_Girl_Penny April 2nd, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I am not watching this team if they keep this up much longer.

  558. TheStraw April 2nd, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Outhit them 7-4 and lose….0-10 RISP.

  559. sjb23 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    0 for 10 with RISP. very deflating.

  560. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    another phoned-in loss. Get ready for about 87 more of these.

  561. balotin April 2nd, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Yes I’m disappointed with the start this year. It sucks!! But I’m also positive that we are going to have a good year. Two games does not make a season. My problem is I’m such a big fan that my fantasy team is in last place because of too many Yankees on my team lol

  562. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Who cares if the Yanks lose? Jeter is getting feted by the Yankee opponents!

  563. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 2nd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Penny, I really hope you stick around because you are as positive as you are negative, and also a lot of fun when things get better. I’ve seen you be objective. However I hope your little playmate disappears.

    :)

  564. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    NY Girl Penny: That’s what MLB.com is for. Just have the GameDay up.

  565. pete2 April 2nd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Low point of the season, it can only get better right? Only 2 more days until Tanaka rights the ship

  566. JonahFalcon April 2nd, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    pete2: Can Tanaka hit?

  567. beedogs April 2nd, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    About as well as Jeter can.

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