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Game 12: Red Sox at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Apr 12, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Hiroki KurodaYANKEES (5-6)
Brett Gardner LF
Brian Roberts 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carlos Beltran DH
Brian McCann C
Alfonso Soriano RF
Kelly Johnson 1B
Yangervis Solarte 3B
Dean Anna SS

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.92)
Kuroda vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (5-6)
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Daniel Nava RF
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Mike Carp LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
A.J. Pierzynski C
Jonathan Herrera 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

RHP John Lackey (2-0, 1.38 ERA)
Lackey vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, YES Network, FS1 and WFAN

WEATHER: Picture perfect. Temps in the 60s on a bright, sunny day.

UMPIRES: HP John Tumpane, 1B Brian O’Nora, 2B Ron Kulpa, 3B Brian Gorman

SIX INNING MARKER: The Yankees are 5-0 this season when leading after six innings and 0-6 when tied or trailing after six.

QUALITY STARTERS: Yankees pitchers are averaging 8.91 K/game and 2.27 BB/game so far this season. They have struck out at least 12 batters in each of the last three games.

BEST LINEUP?: Interestingly, three of the four active Yankees with the best career numbers vs. Lackey are not in the starting lineup: Francisco Cervelli (.600), Derek Jeter (.294) and Ichiro Suzuki (.292). Carlos Beltran is looking for his first career hit against Lackey (0-for-9).

NOTE: I’ll be updating here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join the conversation!

UPDATE, 1:33 p.m.: After a two-out bunt single up the third base line by Ellsbury, Beltran makes his first career hit off of Lackey count. He hung an 0-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and Beltran put it in the right field seats. 2-0 Yanks.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: That lead didn’t last long. Kuroda served up a two-run shot to Pierzynski in the top of the second to tie the game at 2-2.

UPDATE, 2:19 p.m.: McCann makes use of the short porch in right for his first homer as a Yankee, and then Soriano makes it back-to-back with an opposite field shot to right-center. All of the Yankees runs have come via the long ball. Feels like old times. 4-2.

UPDATE, 2:57 p.m.: The Bronx Bombers are back, baby. And the new guys are making some major contributions today. After a leadoff double from Beltran in the sixth, McCann unloads on his second homer of the game to right-center to extend the lead to 6-2. That’ll do it for Lackey after giving up a two-out single to Solarte (which broke an 0-for-11 streak for the rookie third baseman).

UPDATE, 3:26 p.m.: The Red Sox get two runs back in the seventh on Carp’s two-out, two-run single, but he gets caught stealing with the go-ahead run at the plate to end the inning. Kuroda was taken out with one out. His final line: 6.1 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 97 pitches (59 strikes). Yankees lead 6-4.

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404 Responses to “Game 12: Red Sox at Yankees”

  1. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Unfortunately Luis, that great 31 year old second baseman wanted $240 million dollars and a ten year contract, the fourth largest in major league history. The Yankees offered Cano a $175 million, seven-year deal. That’s $25 million per year and would have paid him until he was 38 years old.

  2. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like we need to be ahead after 6.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO HIROKI!!!

    Just getting in and haven’t had time to read any of the posts but if this wasn’t discussed already, we may have hit some good luck – not that I want it to come through injury – but Uehara might be unavailable for a while. That definitely does not hurt us!

    The Stadium looks more full that the other nights.

    Back in a bit.

    Enjoy the game all!

    :)

  4. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    If Kuroda’s gonna get that strike, low and outside, then we got a game.

  5. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Let’s go, boys! Take this series.

  6. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I’d be OK if they skipped the roll call this season.

  7. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Really, the Stadium was fuller last night than the skeletal crowd on Thursday, because it was Friday night, and today is a weekend day game, with, I might add, great baseball weather .

    Lots of groundballs, probably also why Joe wanted to give DJ a break.

    Later

  8. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    JAP – Solid post. I’ve wavered a lot on Cash over the past 5-7 years.. but I think some new blood is in order if this is how our team will operate going forward.

    C’mon KURODA! We could really use a win today.

  9. luis April 12th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Go Yankees! Go Kuroda san!

    Primo,

    Excellent post…QFT

    SS,

    I am not going to elaborate, I have very little time…Just read JAP’s post

  10. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Ground ball please

  11. GMAN April 12th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Truth be told, attendance at YS on a Friday night in early April when forecast called for rain was not too shabby at all. The rivalry with the Sox has also dropped down from fever pitch of a 10 or so years ago… And thankfully so because it was bordering on physical violence in the stands. Also, if you flip around the cable programming… Undeniably pronounced number of “empty seats” through the landscape of MLB ball parks….

  12. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Thanks, guys – I missed some very good posts on making this distinction this morning and just wanted to add my voice to the mix.

    Shame, I hope you and your pops had fun, even though we didn’t win yesterday

    Hey UKNOWN!!! :D

    I will drift back in, but with the good crowd in here, I’ll definitely be back-reading today, if not contribute much.

    Go Kuroda-saaaaaaaaaan!

  13. luis April 12th, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Arigato Kuroda san..Great way to bounce back

  14. Revenge of Stoneburner April 12th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    the manager

  15. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    JAP – Always enlightened by your posts.

  16. Revenge of Stoneburner April 12th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    the secret of the manager

  17. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Joel Sherman ?@Joelsherman1 · 2m
    Ortiz singled in first, marking 25th straight game against #Yankees that he has reached safely #Redsox #herecomesyankeefanstotellmehecheats

  18. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Luis, I read the post but Cano wanted too long a deal and the Yankees wouldn’t go for another ten year contract like that for a 31 year old. He could have been paid $25 million a year until he was 38.

  19. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Wow that’s a great call by O’Nora. Awesome.

  20. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Lackey throwing harder than last year. Hitting 93-94 consistently.

  21. roc_Yankee April 12th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Need to get rid of Kevin Long, he is the source of the offensive power outage. Changed most of the players and still get the same results. Time for a coaching change.

  22. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Hey PRUF!!

    GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mama There Goes That Man Again!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Outstanding Carlos!!!!! Great at bat!

  24. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Bet that felt great off the bat!!

  25. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Just like old times baby. IGT at it’s best. :grin: :grin: :lol:

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I am so thankful for Carlos Beltran!

    :)

  27. Revenge of Stoneburner April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Two offseason offensive additions, two runs today

    interesting, interesting, interesting

  28. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Taht’s the idea, Carlos!

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Carrrrrrrrrlos!!!
    //

    exiled, thanks, and likewise.

  30. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    First ever knock off of Lackey and he made it count.

    Let’s rattle this crybaby today.

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    “Lackey throwing harder than last year. Hitting 93-94 consistently.”

    SMH

    And look where it gets him.

    So sad.

  32. luis April 12th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    SS,

    If they chose the spending route as they did, Cano was a must sign. Even if it was a 10 year deal, all of the LT deals would be off the books by the time Cano’s expected decline. I am sure the Yankees can absorb one bad LT deal if all others are off the books. If they weren’t going to sign him, they should have traded him and obtain talent in return. We lost him for nothing, that’s how good our FO is.

    BELTRAN!!!

  33. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    McCann is worthless.

    Ellsbury, on the other hand, is a really smart hitter. If the third baseman is playing far back, then bunt for the hit.

  34. sammiejohnson April 12th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    No way Robbie was going to leave $65M in guaranteed money on the table. No player would have.

  35. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Get a few runs and Kuroda gives them right back.

    Boston does not give up like NY.

  36. Hassey April 12th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Kuroda is prejudiced against shutdown innings

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Interesting note about Scott Feldman. I know that some posters were really upset that he beat us our first game in Houston. But to date he is sporting a 0.44 ERA and has pitched against the Ys, the Angels, and the Rangers.

    So sometimes when the Yankees don’t fare well, it can be the effect of the other pitcher.

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    You think maybe the more athletic, significantly taller Cano makes that play?

    I think so

    Sticks will have to bring it today vs. Lackey, who needs to go back to BP Lackey

  39. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    It’s not that I can find fault with rejecting the 10 years, it’s not doing anything about Cano 3 years ago, 2 years ago, last year, at the trade deadline, nothing. They got nothing. It was like watching a marriage go bad before your very eyes.

  40. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Kuroda has the misfortune of playing his homegames at Yankee Stadium, where mistake to left-handed hitters wind up on the scoreboard.

    It’s why you need an offense, even with the best of staffs.

  41. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Could be a classic over 4 hour Yankee – Sox game on a Saturday afternoon. We have all seen many of those and this has that feel.

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    “Boston does not give up like NY.”

    Hey when you’re right, you’re right. Just look what they did in their home series with the Brewers.

    Oh wait…

    :shock:

  43. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    There’s no question the empty premium seats look bad and it’s a shame they are not being used when so many would love to sit in them. Here’s an idea; thinking outside the box. Some details to massage but I think it’s a viable solution changing the requirements for premium seat purchase.

    Make it a requirement that certain premium season tickets require someone to use them (attend, gift or sell) for 75% of the games. Scannable at the turnstiles. If they don’t use the seats for games that exceed the 25%, they would be required to donate any future seats that season where they won’t attend to servicepersons and their families or a charity of the Yankees choosing. Twenty four hour notice required. Special call-in number and web link to post and offer the seats. Allow three exceptions for last minute, unavoidable changes of plan. Failure to adhere to rules would have penalties. I think the people who buy those seats each season can afford them and it’s not a big deal to them if they go or not. It would just be an incentive to give them away and not waste them.

  44. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    “It’s why you need an offense, even with the best of staffs.”

    Really? Well who would have ever thought that. :lol:

  45. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    How long shall we lament over the dearly departed now in the Seattle org?

    Because Im still upset they traded away Dave Winfield.

  46. luis April 12th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Soriano needs to shorten up that swing

  47. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Luis, lots of player change teams when they hit free agency. The Yankees did not know someone would offer him an absurd ten year $240 million deal. As far as trading him, why would teams do that knowing he was going to hit free agency?

  48. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    You can’t tell people to spend big money on seats expecting them to spend big on consessions, then tell them to sit in their seats. Hal doesn’t want those people in their seats. Hal wants those people in the back at the bar.

  49. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I live in Milwaukee and they most definitely took the Brewers lightly.

    They have a really interesting mix of some veterans and talented younger players, as well as having a very deep rotation. Aramis Ramirez looks terrific. The Yanks should have traded for him before the season. Now, the Brewers won’t even listen to offers.

    Still, does anyone doubt that the Yanks bats will now go silent?

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    UnKnown,

    If they’re so invested in erring on the side of pitching, it would make total sense to renovate Yankee Stadium to favor pitching.

    Trying to construct a team against how your park plays is bizarre.

  51. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Dafuq. Take the dogs out and grab a cup of coffee and I missed all the fun. I’m just going to pretend it was a crisp 0-0 game instead.

  52. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Exiled you can tell if they attend by the scan at the turnstile if they want to sit in the bar that’s ok but I doubt most would with waiter service at the seats. I don’t think the majority of people who bought those seats are at the game, just elsewhere in the stadium. But maybe they are, perhaps you’re right I don’t know.

  53. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Does Soriano use the heaviest bat in baseball?

  54. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Lamenting the loss of Cano helps some people deal with just how poor a team the Yankees are. It’s just a bad baseball team, plain and simple.

    You can tell there is zero chemistry on the Yanks. It’s just an awkward hodgepodge of players, with nobody stepping up as a leader.

  55. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Derek Jeter is not a leader? Umm. Ok.

  56. Hassey April 12th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    The stadium would be slot fuller if everyone on LoHud lamenting the empty seats forked over the 500 bucks you’d need to take a family of four to a game

  57. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    “Derek Jeter is not a leader? Umm. Ok.”

    Not even close.

    He’s barely an average ballplayer at this stage in his career. He’s not getting the big hit or making the big defensive play. If anything, his selfishness hurts the team.

  58. luis April 12th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Actually this is a better team than 2013…But still a very flawed team…A very suspect infield, not as good offensively as advertised and with a very poor roster construction… Having said that, the pitching is wonderful…The problem is that NYS is built for offensive teams, not for very strong pitching teams with ok offense

  59. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Nice inning. Runs now please…

  60. luis April 12th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    By the way Primo…I read your e-mail PS :oops:

  61. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    This team IS better than last year. There won’t be long droughts but there won’t be long stretches of wins either.

  62. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I love web psychological analyses by people who are not psychologists and who have never met the people they are analyzing, have never been in a club house, and have no idea about what motivates their subjects except their own surmise. Many of the same folks analyze the other posters here, too, with the same lack of knowledge.

  63. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Make it a requirement that certain premium season tickets require someone to use them

    ——————-

    They could just let other fans in the stadium down there…

  64. mick April 12th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    This series does not have the juice it used to have.

  65. Hassey April 12th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    In the top of the third, they should sell all unused tickets for ten bucks each on a first come first served basis to the local BX community

  66. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Jeter’s not a leader? I don’t even know how to respond to that. That’s some serious S*it. Some people REALLY have no idea what leadership is I guess.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    “The stadium would be slot fuller if everyone on LoHud lamenting the empty seats forked over the 500 bucks you’d need to take a family of four to a game”

    :lol:

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

    I’ll say this. If there’s a time that the Ys need to take full advantage of the Sux this is it, with Uehara out of the game. I don’t care what anyone says, his stuff is deadly. So we need to strike while the iron is hot.

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

    In the past, Lackey has started to unravel sometime around the 5th or 6th inning.

  68. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    luis,

    This is it. Kuroda is a very good GB pitcher, but if he’s a little off with his sinker, and the game is in the Stadium, well then the Yankees need to have some insurance in their lineup that mitigates against how dearly a pitcher pays for one or two mistakes in the park.

    It’s a better lineup in one respect, but you just can’t subtract the one guy who pulls it all together and pretend that it’s going to be a consistent or plus group.

    exiled, the 10 years to me was doable. I’ve said it many times – durability of player; fantastic hitting mechanics and glove-work that has age-resistant all over it; OPS and hit tool; left-handed power hitter; left-handed hitter who hits LHP; gold glove MIF defender…..

    They never budged off seven, never upped the offer, or tried to come to a compromise between the two… they never went back to him, as reported: he was waiting on the Yankees, told Seattle to hold on, and they never came back. Their opening gambit: “He loves the money.”

    C’mon, now. There was never an intent to bring him back.

  69. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Good piece of hitting there by Beltran

  70. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    “If anything, his selfishness hurts the team.”

    Jeter said that’s what he wanted on his HOF plaque.

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

    How lucky we are to have Ellsbury!!!!

  71. Patrick April 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Ellsbury really is a fun player to have.

  72. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Ellsbury may be my new favorite player.

  73. sammiejohnson April 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Greg Johns ?@GregJohnsMLB 1m

    #Mariners have traded pitcher Hector Noesi to #Rangers for player to be named or cash. Noesi was DFA’d on April 4.

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Yeah, Ellsbury is looking great. Too bad we don’t have a mid-order bat to consistently take advantage of him.

    Love Carlos, but he’s 36 years old. He may have a great year, and he is still a very good hitter, but he’s not going to be able to replicate Robinson Cano’s impact on a lineup.

  75. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Damn. Sometimes I think Ellsbury could steal 2nd and maybe file his nails a bit before the throw gets there.

  76. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Would’ve liked that Ellsbury ball to have got passed Bradley.

    Lackey work fast. Need to step out and disrupt his rhythm. In the meantime all the pressure is on Kuroda while the offense tries to find it.

  77. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    They did not want to up the offer. Seven years at $25M was enough. He would have been 38 years old. No one who wasn’t part of the internal Yankee discussions knows what their intent was. Or, if there were other reasons that influenced their decision. There’s no business or legal sense to telling the fans all to the detriment of relationships with players, agents, other general managers, etc.

  78. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    “There was never an intent to bring him back”

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

    This…

    Primo,

    I agree…We replaced our anchor type player with very good players, but hardly good enough to consistently anchor the lineup…Perhaps Beltran, but like 8 years ago

  79. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Jap – I meant that to sound like the 10 years was lame after not doing anything not to get to that point. The lack of effort before it got to that point was a travesty. They knew it would come to this.

  80. sammiejohnson April 12th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    They did not want to up the offer. Seven years at $25M was enough.

    _________________________

    Obviously it wasn’t.

  81. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I agree…We replaced our anchor type player with very good players, but hardly good enough to consistently anchor the lineup…Perhaps Beltran, but like 8 years ago
    ///

    Just enough to fool some of the people, all of the time ;)
    ///

    exiled,

    Gotcha. No one understands, nor has explained, in such exacting detail, Cano’s virtues as a player more accurately than you have in this space.

  82. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    SweetSpot,

    You seem to never criticize any Yankee decision

  83. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:09 pm
    Jap – I meant that to sound like the 10 years was lame after not doing anything not to get to that point. The lack of effort before it got to that point was a travesty. They knew it would come to this.

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

    Add that they are actually paying anchor type money to a much lesser player.. They added salt to the wound..It was obvious that they didn’t want him, unless it was on their terms

  84. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Get out of it here HK

  85. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    It was enough for the Yankees Sammie. They had been burned on ten-year, long term deals previously and I think, hope, they are putting an end to them. I even think 38 is at the very end of an age range that one should go. (give or take and depending upon the player) Unless, they are in their twenties and a prime talent, I wouldn’t do a deal like that again.

  86. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    “Just enough to fool some of the people, all of the time”

    This is done far far easier than one would ever think. :grin:

  87. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Winfield OPS’d .814, .798 & .867 in the three seasons after he was traded away.

  88. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Whew that fly ball was not easy to bring in.

  89. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    There’s a pretty good ballgame going on, if anybody were to notice. Seattle doesn’t start for a while.

  90. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Nice run away from the lefty there and that just ran enough to cause the flyout, good job to get out of it

  91. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Kuroda is such a money pitcher.

    *********

    I always like hearing something called “a lazy fly ball” when it we’re in the field.

    :)

  92. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    It is a great game, looks like a beautiful day at the stadium wish I was there!

  93. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    “Just enough to fool some of the people, all of the time”

    This is done far far easier than one would ever think. :grin:
    ////

    Until they coopt the language and viewpoint – 3 years later ;)

  94. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Holy crap he actually did something

  95. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    That bum McCann!

    :lol:

  97. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    FINALLY!!!!! THANK YOU B MAC

  98. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    McCann can!

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Kuroda is just a professional pitcher.

    Hey, McCann takes Lackey out! :)

  100. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Yes you McCann

  101. Against All Odds April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    McCann!!!

  102. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    They could have had Cano 3 years ago on a 10 year deal for less than Seattle’s paying. Whose fault is that? Not Cano’s. How can anyone defend them for this. They screwed the pooch on Cano on an epic scale.

  103. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    The players they brought in with the money they did not give Cano are playing good today.

  104. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Sori’s got a YS HR.

  105. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Cone just made some impassioned comments about how professional a pitcher Kuroda is; how good he is and bemoaning the lack of run support.

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    That bum Soriano!!!!!

    :lol:

  107. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    McCann and Soriano . . . you are going to see lots more of that this year!

  108. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Sori’s pulling a Stella and getting his groove back.

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    SoRI! Like old times against Lackey!

    Soriano has gone oppo like four times in the last few games. That is very good to see

  110. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Back to back and belly to belly.

  111. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I love seeing Lackey moan & groan!

  112. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    When was the last time we had back to back. Go eat chicken Lackey.

  113. Against All Odds April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    First back to back HR since June 6 wtf

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Could the Yankees offense suck more?????

    hankinflorida – there’s your power!!!

    ;)

  115. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    First back to backs since Tex and Cano did it June 6th of last year.

    Yeah that CANO

  116. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Home runs, anyone?

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    “McCann and Soriano . . . you are going to see lots more of that this year!”

    Oh yeah!

  118. ecc16 April 12th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I enjoy seeing lackey suffer

  119. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    The lot of them don’t equal one Robinson Cano, an anomaly 2B, the greatest 2B in Yankee history, and in a select group of 2B in the game’s history that you can count on one hand.

    But a Saturday afternoon power display is most welcome :)

  120. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    When was the last time we had back to back. Go eat chicken Lackey.
    ///

    That SOB had a flukey good year and Hal bailed on the Yankees. Otherwise, the Red Sox are not 3-time winners in this decade.

    He’s back to being our lackey today, though ;)

  121. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    And Cano’s gone. Good luck to him.

  122. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    That was a very good piece of hitting by Soriano…Going oppo, shortening up the swing…

  123. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Solarte is lost now against better pitching.

  124. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    According to NESN, Kuroda was pitching to a 1.99 ERA after his first 9 games last season and has the lowest run support in the AL, from the beginning of last season to the present time.

  125. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    ———

    Sums it up in an obvious way.

  126. austinmac April 12th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Solarte is lost on the breaking balls. There is usually a reason one is in the minors for nine years.

  127. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    And Kuroda wants to give the lead back AGAIN!

  128. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    They screwed the pooch on Cano on an epic scale.

    ———–

    That’s like saying the Brewers, or the Indians, screwed the pooch by letting CC go to the Yankees.

  129. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    it’s like watching Mussina all over again.

  130. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I would walk Shrek here….

  131. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Huge Out there.

  132. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    austinmac April 12th, 2014 at 2:28 pm
    Solarte is lost on the breaking balls. There is usually a reason one is in the minors for nine years.

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

    To make it to the Bigs, he needs to hit the breaking ball…They are going to feed him those until he proves he can handle them

  133. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Nice now get the 3rd out

  134. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Oritz needs to be called Big Popup!

  135. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Clutch that would not have been a bad idea at all, but I imagine Joey G didn’t want to put the go ahead run at the plate.

    Look at Kuroda go. Big Time!

  136. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Kuroda is getting that late movement bearing down in the clutch today after putting guys on

    Just get him a couple more runs, Lackey sucks :)

    Well done!

  137. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    “And Kuroda wants to give the lead back AGAIN!”

    Alas, it didn’t happen. Right badger?

    :(

  138. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    The Yankees are NOT the Indians or the Brewers…It’s like comparing root beer to champagne…They couldn’t afford to keep CC..We could but wouldn’t, big difference.

    Kuroda!!

  139. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Lackey does really suck. :grin:

  140. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Nice, Hiroki!

  141. jmv April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Yes! Hiro!

    I’m late to the party… Oh how good is to watch some HR’s…

  142. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Anyone hear Sterling’s call for McCann…?

  143. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Well yeah Luis that comparison was so damn weak it really didn’t even deserve a response. But of course you couldn’t be more correct.

    Great seeing ya man.

  144. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    Lackey does really suck. :grin:

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

    I love when he starts to shake his head, like a little spoiled kid who just lost his lollypop

  145. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    We knock Lackey out this inning, then pull away.

  146. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    “Oh McCann can yes McCann can”

  147. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Nice to see the Ys giving Hiroki some run support.

  148. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Lackey does really suck. :grin:
    ///

    :D

    He’s a weak link. We have always hit him. Memories of 2009 ALCS, LOL

  149. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I’ve been waiting for that brush back pitch.

  150. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    “Oh McCann can yes McCann can”

    ————-

    :roll:

    Oh John..

  151. ObiwanCanobi April 12th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    “The Yankees are NOT the Indians or the Brewers…It’s like comparing root beer to champagne…”

    I’ll take root beer every time.

  152. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    This would be a really big win. I hope Koji has a DL stint in his future as well.

    Whoever can rattle off about 10 of the next 12 can take control of the East. Everyone is just waiting for someone to make the first move and pull out in front. Might as will be the Pinstripers.

  153. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    root beer hasn’t won a WS in forever.

  154. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Likewise Unknown ;) I know, but I couldn’t resist

  155. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I love when he starts to shake his head, like a little spoiled kid who just lost his lollypop
    ////

    :D

    Not sure who it was here, but someone compared that look he gets with one of those angry turtles when they’re snapping their jaws. Posted a picture, and damn if it wasn’t a dead ringer for Lackey.

    Remember when Sciosia came to get him and he snarled: “This is mine !

  156. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I’ll take the Dom Yankees every time.

  157. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Oops. I hope that doesn’t cost us.

  158. BD (Boston Dave) April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    FU Soriano

  159. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    The Yankees are NOT the Indians or the Brewers…It’s like comparing root beer to champagne…

    ———–

    Like the Mariners right?

    The point is that when a team wants/needs a player like the M’s did with Cano or the Yanks did with CC, there’s not much you can do to stop them.

    Oh Soriano…….

  160. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    yikes

  161. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Obi – Any relation to my friend, Obi Wan Cannoli?

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tum.....o1_500.png

  162. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Get Soriano out of the outfield!!!

  163. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I’m Sori he missed that.

  164. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I feel ya Luis. No doubt.

  165. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Yes Soriano hit a homerun but he should never be playing in the oufield. He is terrible out there.

  166. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    …too soon?

  167. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Remember when Sciosia came to get him and he snarled: “This is mine !

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

    Yes! I think he is the pitcher I loath the most…Well no, it’s Papelblown hands down, but he is a very close second! ;)

  168. xcv April 12th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    1st soriano took a bad route to midget’s fly ball and now this crap. he needs to hit 1.3+ OPS to make up his stellar defense

  169. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I’ll take the Dom Yankees every time.
    ///

    hear, hear

    Let ‘em drink root beer, while we drink the nectar of ring ceremonies!

  170. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Sori will hit another one today to make up for that.

  171. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    It’s a pleasure to watch Kuroda do his thing.

  172. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Ya JAP never have I seen them pour root beer on winners.

  173. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    luis,

    Now I don’t claim to know the full story, but reports that he filed for divorce against his wife, who had gotten the news she was suffering from breast c.ncer, made me recoil.

    Again – I do not know the full story, but I’ve never liked the way Lackey tries to embarrass his fielders, and seems to be all about Lackey. I heard the wife story, and said “ewwww.”

  174. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:42 pm
    I’ll take the Dom Yankees every time.

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

    +1 Although they are looking more like an Argentinian Chandon lately

  175. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    That’s great that Sori hit a HR. Yipee!! But you still have to catch fly balls if you are in the field. That is just basic baseball. Luckily Kuroda is so completely dominant that it didn’t matter.

    I’m still laughing at this though, “FU Soriano” :lol:

  176. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Ya JAP never have I seen them pour root beer on winners.
    ////

    Nope, and for the content-to-be-also-rans, they don’t waste the kool-aid by pouring it on them, only in them :)

    C-C-C-Carrrrrrrrrlos!

  177. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    They have to figure out a way to score him…Come on McCann!

  178. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Love Beltran. 1 of the few high average sluggers we have had the last few years. Still don’t know why teams are pitching to him

  179. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    McCann is still really due, even after his HR today.

  180. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve wanted Carlos forever. Not a bad day for him, so far.

  181. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm
    luis,

    Now I don’t claim to know the full story, but reports that he filed for divorce against his wife, who had gotten the news she was suffering from breast c.ncer, made me recoil.

    Again – I do not know the full story, but I’ve never liked the way Lackey tries to embarrass his fielders, and seems to be all about Lackey. I heard the wife story, and said “ewwww.”

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

    Yes…He is a Pri*k…You don’t leave anyone in such dire circumstances…And in Baseball, you don’t blame the teammates that pick you up more often than not…This type of guys are the ones that give a bad name to pitchers as Prima Donnas

  182. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOM THANK YOU AGAIN

  183. Against All Odds April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    McCann again :D

  184. ObiwanCanobi April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    OH MCCANN CAN YES MCCANN CAAAAAAAAANN!

  185. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Go McCann!!!

  186. Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Yesss, crush Lackey.

  187. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Yeah, that McCann is just awful!!!!!!

  188. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    There we go boys!!!

    Beltran and McCann!

  189. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Was hoping McCann would have his coming out party in this series… awesome!

  190. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Cano $$$$ goes deep again ! Lol

  191. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    That is what you came here for B MAC.

    THAT IS AWESOME

  192. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    There’s the insurance!

  193. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Sori again going away! That was a gimme oppo offering.

  194. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Another game? Red Sox and Lackey? lol I think not. Cry Lackey cry!!!!

  195. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:52 pm
    McCann is still really due, even after his HR today.

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

    This….

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

    I know is great, but McCann hit two huge mistakes…I want him to hit a pitchers pitch and adapt to it

  196. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    McCann McCann McCann. I was just thinking that the last dinger might have him a little more relaxed. Hope the monkey is off his back.

  197. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    McCann is a very good hitter he just hasn’t found his swing yet. Hopefully the homeruns today help to get him going..

  198. Mottsx April 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Lackey is the ugliest baseball player since Otis Nixon

  199. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I just wish someone would make a glaring error behind him so we can see a full fish-mouthed meltdown.

  200. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Anyone really surprised by McCann or Beltran having big days? I think the lineup is going to be solid most of the time this year.

  201. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    McCann, Beltran and Soriano . . . no offense. Shame.

  202. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    B MAC is very very good. It was only a matter of time. Hopefully he rolls now.

    What he was doing prior to this series obviously wasn’t going to cut it.

  203. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Would be a big win today.. taking a 4 game set would be great for momentum. I hope we see Betances again. As my dad said last night, if he can throw 98-100 who cares if he has control issues and accidentally plunks one of the Sox…?

  204. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    “I know is great, but McCann hit two huge mistakes…I want him to hit a pitchers pitch and adapt to it”

    I want supermodels to hand feed me chicken and waffles. Christ give the guy a break. If two tubes are what it takes to get him off the snide be happy he did something with them.

  205. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Yeah, that McCann is just awful!!!!!!

    —————————–

    It is awesome what he is doing today but 1 good game out of 12 is pretty poor. That is what people like you and Trisha do. A Yankee will do nothing for 10 games and then has 1 really good game and you guys mock the posters who call out a player for doing next to nothing and being an automatic out.

  206. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    McCann is still really due, even after his HR today.
    ///

    Ba-dum!

  207. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Oops, gotta go collect my better half!

    See you later folks

    Solarte with a nice hit

    bye Lackey!

  208. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 1:33 pm
    McCann is worthless.
    ===
    Take it back! Take it back or I’ll pelt you with wet noodles and root beer!

  209. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    McCann is infinitely better than Stewart, he’s a drastic upgrade even if he has a down year at the plate. I don’t see why he would with the short porch. The early concerns are over blown SSS.

  210. luis April 12th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    “I know is great, but McCann hit two huge mistakes…I want him to hit a pitchers pitch and adapt to it”

    I want supermodels to hand feed me chicken and waffles. Christ give the guy a break. If two tubes are what it takes to get him off the snide be happy he did something with them.

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

    I mention it because I think he is too pull happy…I want him to bat for average, not for power only

  211. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Really hard to complain about McCann being pull happy if he hits 25 HR+ as a catcher.

  212. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Short term thinkers and whiners always get silenced before too long.

  213. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    See ya J-AL. Awesome having you in the IGT today.

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Predictability is such a sweet thing!

    Lackey up to his 6th inning hijinks.

    :D

    McCann is a waste I tell you!!!

  215. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    One more thing…I don’t want him to be a mistake type of batter…We need good at bats, regardless of results, the few games I have seen him, he hasn’t have those kind of at bats.

    Take care Pruff!

  216. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Triple has hit every year he’s been healthy, and he’s healthy now. Traditionally slow starter (not as bad as Teix, tho) who hits for power and average. I’m glad he’s here.

  217. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    I want supermodels to hand feed me chicken and waffles.

    Were we separated at birth?!

  218. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I mention it because I think he is too pull happy…I want him to bat for average, not for power only

    ——————————–

    Not going to happen. He stopped batting for average in Atlanta the last few years and as we know players averages dip even more once they come to the Yankees.

  219. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
    Really hard to complain about McCann being pull happy if he hits 25 HR+ as a catcher.

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

    FTR…I was not complaining, just mentioning that he needs to do better…I wouldn’t like those 25 homers without a good OBP and OPS to go along with it

  220. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Not going to happen. He stopped batting for average in Atlanta the last few years and as we know players averages dip even more once they come to the Yankees.
    ———–

    Clearly Beltran and Ellsbury have become pull happy hitters who have radically changed their approach…

  221. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    If the Yankee players held themselves to such low standards that some posters here do, they would lose 100 games every single year.

  222. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Sure Luis, I don’t actually mean to imply that you’re “complaining.” I just mean it will be hard to not be happy if he hits 25+ HRs as a good catcher.

    It doesn’t seem reasonable to expect McCann to change his approach to an all fields hitter, when he was a pull hitter before the Yankees signed him. They signed him because the swing fits the park. Ellsbury and Beltran are the all-fields guys.

  223. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Come on Kuroda!! He might be getting tired.

  224. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I would start to warm the BP…A 4 pitch walk

  225. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Clearly Beltran and Ellsbury have become pull happy hitters who have radically changed their approach…

    ————————————

    Ellsbury is not a home run hitter and Beltran is 1 of the most professional and smart hitters in the last 20 years.

  226. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Triple,
    Would .275, 89 RBIs and 25 homers be OK with you?

  227. RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    So why make that comment when you’re specifically talking about Mark Teixeira?

  228. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    RadioKev April 12th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I guess I am spoiled after so many years with Posada behind the plate ;)

  229. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    “A Yankee will do nothing for 10 games and then has 1 really good game and you guys mock the posters who call out a player for doing next to nothing and being an automatic out.”

    Not so. We mock posters who during the first game of the season call someone a total waste and say the Yankees should never have gotten him because he hasn’t hit yet.

    Speaking of the first game of the season, did you see my post on Feldman? After three outings he has a 0.44 ERA. I believe you derided the Yankees offense for not being able to hit him.

  230. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Last inning here for sure for HK. He did his job.

  231. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Nasty splitter

  232. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Would .275, 89 RBIs and 25 homers be OK with you?

    ——————————-

    WOuld be great with me but no way in hell he is hitting 275

  233. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Well McCann is not Posada but, he’s not Stewy either.

  234. Ken Phelps April 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    If you have a catcher who hits .265 with 25 homers and 85 rbis you got a great hitting catcher. McCann does that easy this year.

  235. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Yeah no way he could possibly hit his career average. That would be completely improbable.

  236. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Cue music….”We need a Hiro! blah blah blah blah,,,We need a Hiro….insert your words here….We need a Hiro! Hiro!”

  237. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Not so. We mock posters who during the first game of the season call someone a total waste and say the Yankees should never have gotten him because he hasn’t hit yet.

    Speaking of the first game of the season, did you see my post on Feldman? After three outings he has a 0.44 ERA. I believe you derided the Yankees offense for not being able to hit him.

    ————————————-

    Funny how the small sample size crowd works on here. With Brian or any other Yankee it is a short sample size but with Feldman he is a good pitcher because he pitched well for 3 games. The fact is he is and has always been a below average pitcher. I didn’t like the McCann signing when it happened and I was on record here saying it. 17 million a year is insane for a guy who hits 230 and 250 the last 2 years. Who always seems to be banged up or hurt with something and whose best years are behind him.

  238. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm
    Well McCann is not Posada but, he’s not Stewy either.

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

    Understatement of the century!!! ;) I think anyone was better than Stewie

    But I am certainly spoiled by watching Posada for so many years…Boy, how do I miss him

    Good call on taking out Kuroda

  239. Ken Phelps April 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    These walks are a problem.

  240. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Is it Adam Warren? Kind of looked like him coming out of the pen but I couldn’t tell for sure.

  241. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    So why make that comment when you’re specifically talking about Mark Teixeira?

    —————————-

    Granderson?

  242. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Great job by Kuroda! The ump didn’t help him out on the last batter.

  243. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Thornton gives me no comfort level. He hasn’t looked good yet. Maybe he will today.

  244. Mottsx April 12th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Ball 3 was a better pitch than Dean Anna’s strike 3 call. Inconsistent umpire and girardi queit in the dugout.

  245. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Ken Phelps April 12th, 2014 at 3:12 pm
    If you have a catcher who hits .265 with 25 homers and 85 rbis you got a great hitting catcher. McCann does that easy this year.

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

    I would be ecstatic with that line…But if he doesn’t adjust, with the shift he will be lucky to hit 240

  246. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Yeah no way he could possibly hit his career average. That would be completely improbable.

    ————————————-

    And Tex’s career AVG is 278. Can we expect him to hit his career average this year? McCann has been trending down average wise the last 2 years so it is more likely he hits 240ish especially with the extreme shifts the AL East put on rather then 275

  247. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    McCann was a great sign. He’s a very good ballplayer, a tough guy, a leader and is a dramatic improvement over what we had at a critically important position.

  248. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    “But I am certainly spoiled by watching Posada for so many years…Boy, how do I miss him”

    Wait I thought Posada wasn’t very good. :lol:

  249. Shame Spencer April 12th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Betances warming!!

  250. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Huh!! A Betances sighting…Good job Joe, keep him working

  251. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Oh go the high high strike. Thank You.

  252. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love when Shrek cries like a baby

  253. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I thought you can’t argue balls and strikes? Why is he still in the game?

  254. Mottsx April 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Rofl worst umpire ever

  255. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Luis Uk exiled – please Provide Betances info if he comes in I’m stuck with John and Suzi! Thanks guys

  256. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    We need robots calling balls and strikes. amarite

  257. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Why was a lefty reliever facing a righty batter?!! That move doesn’t make any sense.

  258. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Do you bring in Betances here? Certainly would be gutsy…

  259. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I don’t like this…He should have brought Betances…I wish he brings him in now

  260. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Thornton stinks…

  261. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Crap crap!!!

  262. Mottsx April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    BS shift fails

  263. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Thornton is a one batter lefty. WTH

  264. BD (Boston Dave) April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    not a great throw Gardy but Solarte still needs to snag that

    ugh

  265. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    This is looking like all those games late last year against them when we had big leads and wound up losing all of them

  266. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    As much as I hate to say it..That was a very good situational at bat…Going back to McCann, I want him to do just that from time to time

  267. bruceb April 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Wow. Just pathetic baseball all-round. Gotta at least get the final out with the throw to third.

  268. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Primo – I’m in car please provide Deal details!!!

  269. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    It burns Girardi every single time. Betances should have been in the game to face Napoli not Thornton. It NEVER EVER works when Girardi tries it.

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    “Funny how the small sample size crowd works on here. With Brian or any other Yankee it is a short sample size but with Feldman he is a good pitcher because he pitched well for 3 games. ”

    No, I’m pointing it out because I heard it on the radio this morning and they’re thinking it’s possible he may be having a career year. I don’t think you can call someone who pitched the last three seasons to a 2.57 average against the Yankees a below average pitcher – against the Yankees anyway. But be that as it may, if he does have a career year, it will certainly explain his first outing against the Yankees.

    The other thing is this. On any given day, anyone can have a great game. And with a 2.57 ERA, Feldman certainly hasn’t been horrible.

    But the whole point is that it’s beyond ridiculous for anyone to call a player a bum or God after only a few games. So when some of us come back with our ha has when a player starts to do well, it’s an antidote to those who ridiculously mocked the person after one or two games and called him worthless and a bad signing.

    FWIW, I did like the McCann signing.

  271. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Thornton is there to get lefties out, it was a seeing eye hit the opposite way.

  272. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Wow so 2 unnecessary walks and a HBP. Then Solarte can’t catch the ball for a simple tag play at 3rd to get out of the inning.

    That is not good for business.

  273. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Here is where Betances either earns the 8th inning role or gets put into Girardi doghouse.

  274. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I think Kuroda’s ERA just got inflated.

    :(

  275. roc_Yankee April 12th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, if you are going to shift then you need to be busting them inside. Not pitching in a way that he can go the other way… Baseball 101!

  276. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    “But I am certainly spoiled by watching Posada for so many years…Boy, how do I miss him”

    Wait I thought Posada wasn’t very good. :lol:

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

    :lol:

    Seriously though, most underrated Yankee player of this generation…A sure HOFer

  277. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Well that sucked. Glad to see Betances get a shot a head close and late. I’ll admit I was worried Girardi was ready to bury him. I’ll eat crow on that one.

  278. ObiwanCanobi April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Listening to john sterling is so frustrating. He commentates a game like m night shyamalan. “Oh it’s a high pop out to second base… AND IT’S GOOOONE A HOME RUN!”

  279. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Betances has got such nasty stuff. OMG

    McCann!!!!!

  280. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    B Mac’s world we are all just living in it.

  281. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Smart heads up play by McCann!

  282. Mottsx April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    McCannVP

  283. BD (Boston Dave) April 12th, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    thanks Carp

    what a terrible decision

    (though I guess less so on 0-2… but still)

  284. bruceb April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Now that was dumb by Carp! Keep Delin for the 8th please.

  285. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Yes!!!

    Great FB to put the batter 0-2, then Carp tries to still on a high FB and gets gunned down at 2nd…Inning over..

  286. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    That was a really stupid caught stealing by Carp. What in the world was he thinking.

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Keep it going Yanks.

    Later y’all.

    :)

  288. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Primo!!!! Dealin’ ?????

  289. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Bogarts was no match for Dellin anyways.

  290. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    *steal* Sorry :oops:

  291. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    “Wow, if you are going to shift then you need to be busting them inside. Not pitching in a way that he can go the other way… Baseball 101!”

    That’s what made no sense. He threw a slider on the outside part of the plate…the perfect pitch to beat the shift.

  292. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks :) John
    And Suzyn nightmare

  293. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    J -AL and YF. Thank You Thank You for telling all of us how great Betances would be. Amazing take on the young man.

  294. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I hope Joe brings Dellin back out for the 8th… The guy is going to be a beast… Lets go

  295. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm
    Primo!!!! Dealin’ ?????

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

    He got the batter in to an 0-2 count real quick with mid 90′s FB with late movement..Awesome if you ask me…Then Carp tries to still on a high FB and get’s caught at second

  296. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Exiled – Kid is stingy very stingy :)

  297. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Girardi said a week ago he would go with who had the hot hand and Betances has certainly earned getting called on in game-on-the-line situations. I’m sure we’ll see just that from here on, if he continues being that effective.

  298. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    It would be nice if the yanks can get another run or 2. The next 6 outs are going to be hard to get.

  299. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    UnKnown said it for me. Betances was a name you made known to me. I never saw him. Now, after seeing how you nailed it, I’m wondering why he isn’t a starter. Maybe he is again one day. Hope so.

  300. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Keep Bets in for 8th.

  301. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Well, if you ask me, those two runs are mostly on Girardi…He should have called Betances to face Napoli

  302. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Napoli was 0-9 against Thornton.

  303. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:31 pm
    UnKnown said it for me. Betances was a name you made known to me. I never saw him. Now, after seeing how you nailed it, I’m wondering why he isn’t a starter. Maybe he is again one day. Hope so.

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

    Shortsighted approach?…This kid has the best arm the Yankees have on the roster or the minors

  304. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks primo UK – I think I’ll miss 8th too at this rate but go Deal
    Shut Ot down, son!

  305. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Clutch definitely. You can never ever have too many runs against Boston.

    Tack on runs are very often the difference from misery to happiness.

  306. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Thornton is not what he used to be…

  307. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Come with the Dagger here Ells.

  308. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I hate when they bunt Gardner over. He should know how to steal a base by now….

  309. joecembrale April 12th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Need all the runs we can get

  310. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    *steal* again…I don’t know what’s wrong with me

  311. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Double Steal here.

  312. J. Alfred Prufrock April 12th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Exiled
    I think
    Casanova
    Did
    Want
    To
    Keep
    H there
    fFwiw

    My point is even if he has some control issues. Time to time the extremely high reward worth risk I tell you we’ve seen him dominate like no other starter at AA. Probably will need to be dealt for that, happy for a NYC boy that he’s on mound in NYS though for this snapshot in time
    Primo – yes to all you said you’ve always known

  313. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Have to score a run or two here. Otherwise the Sox will make them pay for it.

  314. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Double steal then they would walk Carlos so that Miller could face B Mac. But that is fine.

  315. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Hey joe..Good to see you around

  316. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    If Ellsbury were hitting ahead of Gardner and both were on, tehy would double steal…Here..not so much probably…

  317. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    C’mon, Carlos, finish the job!

  318. NYY_Girl_Penny April 12th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    just put the game on.. I think I am in shock that are middle of the order came alive.. wow!

  319. SweetSpot April 12th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    In my opinion there’s not a manager in the world that wouldn’t go with a pitcher against a hitter that was 0-9 against him with 4k’s. If Girardi has any strength, it’s managing his pen. I think it’s prudent to ket things progress organically and see how they play out. A while back, people were calling for Solarte to hit fifth and bump down McCann and Soriano.

  320. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Damn. I hope it doesn’t come back to hurt them.

  321. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Rats.

  322. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    More on McCann..He has a nice and leveled swing…He can adjust…He is no Tex on that regard

  323. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Hang on now.

  324. joecembrale April 12th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Hey Luis, always love reading the posts even if I am not posting actively.

  325. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I am sorry, but this is BS

  326. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Why take out Betances??!! Ride the hot hand. Girardi is ridiculous.

  327. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I’m really happy for Warren that he has pitched so well to start off this year and I hope he solidifies himself in the BP also but I’m disappointed it’s not Dellin again the the 8th.

  328. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    joecembrale April 12th, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    Hey Luis, always love reading the posts even if I am not posting actively.

    ==================
    Well your very good input is missed..Come on in more often man

  329. joecembrale April 12th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Surprised. The bullpen is a little short right now to say the least.

  330. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I’m scratchin my head. Bogarts was so over matched. This really makes me frustrated.

  331. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    It’s obvious that Girardi is in love with Phelps and Warren. Betances isn’t one of his buddies and nothing will change that. The next time Betances pitches and he walks a guy he is done. Unreal..

  332. NYY_Girl_Penny April 12th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    Yeah, that McCann is just awful!!!!!!

    —————————–

    It is awesome what he is doing today but 1 good game out of 12 is pretty poor. That is what people like you and Trisha do. A Yankee will do nothing for 10 games and then has 1 really good game and you guys mock the posters who call out a player for doing next to nothing and being an automatic out.

    —-

    Enough said! Heh.

  333. jmills April 12th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I hope you guys win, I’m taking a bit of a break from scores, including my own. Sounds weak, I know, but I just needed some level, non stress time.

  334. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Kelley for the ninth.

  335. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    pk and Exiled,

    Very frustrating especially with the BP a little short…Perfect opportunity to let the kid earn his pinstripes

  336. BD (Boston Dave) April 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    “Betances isn’t one of his buddies and nothing will change that. The next time Betances pitches and he walks a guy he is done. Unreal..”

    ———-

    He threw 19 pitches last night and 26 a few days ago. Then he came in to get a big out last inning.

    Could he have started this inning too? Sure. But you’re talking nonsense with regard to him not getting chances.

  337. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    If Girardi trusts Warren so much then he should close. Kelly stinks.

  338. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Great inning. Love it

  339. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Pretty sick inning from Warren though… Wanted Dellin but Warren has been tremendous

  340. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    By the way, no offense to Warren who is doing an amazing job…But he could have saved him

  341. jmills April 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Luis, take care of yourself out there. You are fondly thought of.

  342. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    greene warming up is another gutsy move by Girardi….

  343. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Ya well earning your pinstripes with Garardi is harder than getting in the Hell’s Angels or the Mafia.

  344. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Nice inning for Warren, though. 1,2,3, 2Ks. Hard to complain about.

  345. joecembrale April 12th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Warren looks really good in this role. When Robertson comes back, I almost feel better about Warren in the eighth than Kelley.

  346. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    GEICO

  347. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Go Johnson!! That is a big extra run.

  348. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Tom No. Warren looked great but Betances will never get there not pitching.

  349. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    BD,

    He needs to pitch regularly. 26 pitches every three days won’t help in keeping him sharp..But it is a good sign that he brought him in the 7th with the game on the line…He has certainly earn some trust…But Joe is sometimes frustrating

  350. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    OK, KJ!

  351. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    We are just better than the Sox this year. Couldn’t say that last year at all.

    Funny how the better team will usually win.

  352. luis April 12th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Ok!!! But please save some for tomorrow!! :lol:

  353. Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    He threw 19 pitches last night and 26 a few days ago. Then he came in to get a big out last inning.

    Could he have started this inning too? Sure. But you’re talking nonsense with regard to him not getting chances.

    Disagree, relievers need regular work. 30 pitches is around the maximum for 1 outing but should not stop a guy from being used back to back. He threw 10 pitches his first outing and didn’t work again for 3 days, and was pulled after only 13 pitches. Then 4 days later he got in another game and worked 1.2 innings on 26 pitches. He gets in 3 days later, throws 19 pitches and then finally gets a chance to work back to back (which relievers need to be able to do and I think betances more so because he has to keep his mechanics sharp) but gets pulled after only .1 IP.

    Eh don’t think its the best approach for a guy like Betances. Big guy with the mechanics he has, he should get regular full work. Girardi is being a bit too cute and careful with him, and given that he sat for his longest stretch after he had a hiccup game in his first game I think even just 1 bad outing could dump him to the back of the pen.

    If he really wanted to use Warren today I’d have used him in the 9th.

  354. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    The bats have finally made an appearance!

  355. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I am one who never said we hit too many homers.

  356. ObiwanCanobi April 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Kelly Johnson is making my 21 hr prediction seem more reasonable now.

  357. Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Forget the fact that Warren pitched well, because Warren is doing very good so getting him into games is fine, but Girardi burned Betances arm for this game on 1 batter. So now he can’t even bring him in to the 9th if he wanted to. It is really skittish BP management.

  358. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    If the yankees score these two runs, i would love to see Shane Greene come in and get his feet wet.

  359. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    joecembrale April 12th, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    Warren looks really good in this role. When Robertson comes back, I almost feel better about Warren in the eighth than Kelley.

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

    On the winter I always said that I wasn’t worried about the pen…I do think that if Betances is handled well, he will be on that 8th spot…Which would be great, because I think we have plenty of good setup men, making our BP a strength.. To the point that you make the games a 6 or 7 inning affair

  360. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Or doubles.

  361. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, he’s gonna be out huh… Tough break

  362. jmills April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    John Farrell, I’m going to enjoy you going down. What you did to my Jays was not nice, not honourable. We gave you a guaranteed contract here for 3 years, and you wanted to leave pretty much right away. Shame on you.

  363. Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Kelley should be a 6th/7th inning guy. Warren & Betances in the 8th. Robertson @ close.

  364. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Crap. He’s going to bet out.

  365. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    JF,

    As usual, good points

  366. pkyankfan69 April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I don’t have sound on for the game… Why wasn’t he out?

  367. The Fifth Core Foursman April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    That’s what you get for being bush league.

  368. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Or almost doubles, damn.

  369. Ken Phelps April 12th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    He was out, no?

  370. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Wow that’s a break.

  371. bruceb April 12th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Gotta do better getting this runner in from third.

  372. Badgerfan April 12th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Do the yanks overrate anyone more than Gardner?

  373. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    He was out, but I’ll take it.

  374. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    These replays are getting a little ridiculous. I like replay but not the fact that managers can question every single call and play. It gets to be insane when they are questioning everything.

  375. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    “Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Kelley should be a 6th/7th inning guy. Warren & Betances in the 8th. Robertson @ close.”

    I would think that’s how it plays out by the end of the season. Not a bad pen if it does.

  376. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I suspect that Betances didn’t pitch a few days after his bad outing so that Rothschild could work a few bullpen sessions with him to close his shoulder. That is why I am not so worried about those few days off.

  377. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Hi All-
    Just got back from working a rugby game – queued up the game on my DVR and for some reason it didnt tape, so i turned on the live broadcast – I see the yanks are up 7 -4, can someone give me a run down of what i missed?

  378. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    So the UMP’s in NY are now in cahoots with the UMP’s on the field. Took a few games. Just glad it went our way.

  379. jmills April 12th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I think I’m a reflective, tolerant guy on the whole. It takes a fair amount for a line to be drawn in the sand. Congratulations, John Farrell, a line it is.

  380. Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I see the yanks are up 7 -4, can someone give me a run down of what i missed?

    Hella dingers.

  381. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I already used my contemporaneous notes joke yesterday…got nothing today.

  382. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    “Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Kelley should be a 6th/7th inning guy. Warren & Betances in the 8th. Robertson @ close.”

    I would think that’s how it plays out by the end of the season. Not a bad pen if it does.

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

    Not a bad pen?…Boy, that’s probably the best pen in the league

  383. Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Warren is also on pace to appear in like 90 games. Girardi needs to let Betances help lighten the load on the righty side.

  384. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I hope this works but Kelly shouldn’t be the closer.

  385. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Jmills,’

    Sorry I missed your earlier post…Thank you my friend, I know ;)

  386. BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    “Jerkface April 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Kelley should be a 6th/7th inning guy. Warren & Betances in the 8th. Robertson @ close.”

    I would think that’s how it plays out by the end of the season. Not a bad pen if it does.
    ===========
    Add JRam and Burawa and perhaps Montgomery in there somewhere, lose Kelley and a lefty and perhaps Phelps (in SP) and I suspect that is how the season ends.

  387. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Kelley, get the job done.

  388. jmills April 12th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Luis, I believe in mental messages through the wires :D

  389. Captain Clutch April 12th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Kelly has to throw strikes….

  390. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    CC,

    He won’t and he shouldn’t..But with Girardi you need to win your spot..He won the job by default and other pitchers inexperience

  391. BD (Boston Dave) April 12th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    BD,

    He needs to pitch regularly. 26 pitches every three days won’t help in keeping him sharp..”

    —————–

    I don’t think 5 appearances in 12 games is a problem. He’s showing what he can do and he’ll get plenty of chances if he keeps it up.

  392. Michelle B. of Yankee Stadium West April 12th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    So the long and short of it is we’re winning?!?!?

  393. Triple Short of a Cycle April 12th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Nice win today. Would be great to win tomorrow to take 3 out of 4 especially without Tanaka pitching

  394. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Did we win already? I am one strike away

  395. UnKnown April 12th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    If we would have been on the other end of that review and Girardi would’ve challenged the same thing with the result being no overturn. All Holy Hell would’ve have broken out here and the world would’ve ended. :grin:

  396. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    No we have won!!!

  397. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    “Not a bad pen?…Boy, that’s probably the best pen in the league”

    Hey, I’m trying to practice some moderation. It’s not easy for me you should be proud.

    “Add JRam and Burawa and perhaps Montgomery in there somewhere, lose Kelley and a lefty and perhaps Phelps (in SP) and I suspect that is how the season ends.”

    I don’t think they need to lose Kelly per se, but I do think Phelps is better used as a starter long man. I don’t know about all three of those guys making it up this year except for call ups, but they do have some nice arms in the wings for sure.

  398. luis April 12th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    *now we have won!* should say

  399. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    And the Yankeeeeees win. That one was pretty satisfying.

  400. tomingeorgia April 12th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Nice win, Hiro, McCann, Carlos, KJ, Betances and Kelley. Very entertaining, thanks.

  401. I am Brett Godner April 12th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    “BoJo April 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    I suspect that Betances didn’t pitch a few days after his bad outing so that Rothschild could work a few bullpen sessions with him to close his shoulder. That is why I am not so worried about those few days off.”

    Hadn’t thought of that. I certainly hope that’s the case.

  402. exiledintampa April 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Umpires stick together. I’m sure they trained together on the use of replay. I’m sure they said,”we won’t embarass you.” Umpires stick together. I guess I’m sayin, don’t expect this to be perfect. Or controversial.

  403. vans homme pas cher August 1st, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I??d like to find out more? I??d want to find out some additional information.

  404. Gary Fineran August 22nd, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you, sis!

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