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Game 26: Yankees vs. Mariners

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 29, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson CanoYANKEES (15-10)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Alfonso Soriano DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Yangervis Solarte 3B
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Brian Roberts 2B

LHP CC Sabathia (3-2, 4.78)
Sabathia vs. Mariners

MARINERS (10-14)
Abe Almonte CF
Stefen Romero RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Corey Hart DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Cole Gillespie LF
Kyle Seager 3B
Mike Zunino C
Willie Bloomquist SS

RHP Chris Young (0-0, 3.50)
Young vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Cold with a pretty solid chance of rain at some point.

UMPIRES: HP Greg Gibson, 1B Bill Miller, 2B Vic Carapazza, 3B Adam Hamari

NOVA HAS SURGERY:
The Yankees announced pregame that Ivan Nova’s scheduled Tommy John surgery went as expected in Pensacola, Fla. It was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

MAKE IT FIVE:
Yankees pitchers have recorded at least 10 strikeouts in four consecutive games, their longest such streak since September 9-12, 2012. According to Elias, the Yankees have never had a longer streak of 10-strikeout games.

PLENTY PRODUCTIVE: Carlos Beltran is fifth in the American League with 14 extra-base hits (Abreu has 17, Donaldson has 16 and Pujols and Trout each have 15) In his last 13 games, Beltran is hitting .296 with seven runs, six doubles, four home runs and nine RBI. The team has gone 10-3 in games Beltran has played during that stretch.

UPDATE, 7:12 p.m.: There might be a handful of people cheering, but the reaction to Cano’s first at-bat is overwhelmingly filled with boos.

UPDATE, 7:17 p.m.: Cano struck out, and as the bottom of the first got started, the Bleacher Creatures gave him a roll call. Cano waved toward the fans in right field, at which point some group of fans — maybe the same fans who did the roll call — started a chant of, “You sold out!”

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: There’s Teixeira’s third home run since coming off the disabled list. It’s a 1-0 Yankees lead in the second.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: Not the best decision ever by a catcher. Zunino tried to throw out Gardner stealing second and instead threw the ball into center field, letting Roberts score easily from third. The Yankees lead is up to 2-0.

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: Big strikeout by Sabathia to get out of trouble and leave runners at second and third in the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: Cano up with the bases loaded in the fifth. At-bat of the game?

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: Well, that could have been worse for the Yankees. Cano grounds to first and Teixeira takes the easy out, allowing one run and keeping the Yankees in front, 2-1. Not sure he had a play anywhere else.

UPDATE, 8:43 p.m.: Welp, there’s the real at-bat of the game so far. Hart just doubled to right-center, scoring two runs and putting Seattle in front 3-2.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: For a few starts in a row, Sabathia was keeping these big innings from happening. But here he is again, having allowed four runs in the fifth. The Mariners are now up 4-2. Sabathia had been pretty good today until this inning.

UPDATE, 9:14 p.m.: Awfully good work by Betances to strand runners at the corners and keep this a two-run game. Girardi’s beginning to trust him more and more, it seems.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Mariners add two more runs in the top of the seventh, and with that, I’ve moved to the indoor workroom here in the Yankee Stadium press box. I’ve always had a seat in here, but I honestly can’t remember ever using it until tonight. It’s just brutally cold out there. Trying to finish my running game story and couldn’t feel my fingers to type. Can’t be a comfortable playing experience.

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701 Responses to “Game 26: Yankees vs. Mariners”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    GO YANKEES!!!

    GO CC!!!

  2. j9d April 29th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    CC looks fat. Maybe it’s my TV but he looks more like his old self.

  3. Triple Short of a Cycle April 29th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    big crowd

  4. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Holy no one there… Robbie might not hear any boos or cheers

    Pretty lousy night to go to a game

  5. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Ellsbury isn’t a home run hitter. I don’t think we should wring our hands over his HRs because he is only going to hit about 10 to 15 of them. The 2011 ellsbury fantasy is just that, fantasy.

  6. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Look at all those empty seats behind home plate. So much for HFA

  7. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Look how empty those seats behind home plate are!

  8. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    well, the richies all showed up dressed like blue seats!

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  9. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Even if this ends up as a bad year for CC he should have no problem dismantling this Mariner lineup. Cano is literally the only threat.

  10. Madrugador April 29th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Like to see them get 5 innings in, make it official and no one gets hurt on the wet field.

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    “CC looks fat. Maybe it’s my TV but he looks more like his old self.”

    I thought the same thing when I saw him against Beantown. Maybe he needs the weight on to be effective.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    You can already see how cold it is. CC’s uniform is blowing all around.

  13. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Stadium looks totally empty. Wow.

    If CC throws some meatballs tonight I hope he doesn’t do it when Cano is in the box.

    Pretty predictable news on Piemda. Glad it isn’t specifically the shoulder but the body is all connected (thank you captain obvious, I know). Discomfort or altered mechanics or lack of confidence in some parts of your body can easily impact other parts.

  14. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Booooo!!!!!!!

  15. Triple Short of a Cycle April 29th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Love the boos. Well done Yankee fans

  16. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Yep guessed right booed loudly

  17. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    ROBBIE! THANK YOU DUDE!

    Now strike him out CC!

  18. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Classy reception

  19. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Good evening,

    Disgusting

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Despite what Prufrock will want to tell us, the crowd booed Robby.

  21. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Good on the people cheering Cano. I’m not surprised he mostly got booed. He’s gonna end up having a big series, watch lol.

  22. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Discusting

  23. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    More boos than cheers, I’m not surprised, it’s NYC. :)

  24. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Booed throughout the at bat.

  25. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Ellsbury isn’t a home run hitter. I don’t think we should wring our hands over his HRs because he is only going to hit about 10 to 15 of them. The 2011 ellsbury fantasy is just that, fantasy.
    —————————–

    After missing most of 2010 due to the ribs Ellsbury spent the offseason at API building himself up in the hope the added muscle would protect his ribs. I wonder if he just was not stronger as a result of those workouts. In 2012 he dislocated his shoulder which likely damaged his labrum and probably sapped his power. I think a combination of conditioning and recovery of the shoulder to full strength could lead to his power coming back. But that’s probably fantasy.

  26. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  27. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Kay is a tool

  28. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Great Start BY CC

  29. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    There ya go!!!

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    The empty Stadium, the crowd booing, I think it’s evident how the majority of Yankee fans feel about Cano leaving.

  31. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Cano certainly did not make the same splash Ellsbury did when he returned to Fenway in his first AB

  32. Benny Blanco April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    boos got to cano? cc better be careful. cano will go yardy

  33. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    CC just owned Robbie.

  34. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    sit down you playoff choke artist.

    we should boo him every at bat and make him think it’s the playoffs.

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  35. Poetkiosk April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Worst booing have seen in a long time.

  36. j9d April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Trisha you might be on to something.

  37. massjake April 29th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Sounds like a bunch of Sox fans.

  38. Frozen Rope II April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Can’t believe the ingrate fans at the game behaved like sox fans on booing cano.

  39. Mottsx April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I’m sittin behind home plate in a $300 seat booing wearing a wristband real fans are out tonight in the cold and rain.

  40. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Good evening all.

    I think only about 1000 people booed Cano… of course there are only 1100 there

  41. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    The empty Stadium, the crowd booing, I think it’s evident how the majority of Yankee fans feel about Cano leaving.
    ===============

    Cano can just look at his bank statement to feel better.

  42. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    not about Robbie leaving, trisha.

    him bad-mouthing the organization to this day.

    you are a great, great Yankees fan.

  43. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Luis, I agree 100%; comparing the fan reception of Martinez, who the Yankees no longer wanted, to Cano’s reception is ludicrous.

  44. Triple Short of a Cycle April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    More boos than cheers, I’m not surprised, it’s NYC. :)

    ————————–

    Really?? They cheer everyone who comes back. Even Cone with the Sox. Don’t trash the Yankees when you leave and you won’t get booed

  45. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve been waiting all day and I missed the first Cano AB… God damn it

  46. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Mottsx April 29th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I’m sittin behind home plate in a $300 seat booing wearing a wristband real fans are out tonight in the cold and rain.
    =================

    Not hard to make you out in that crowd, there was only 1 of you (now a few more)

  47. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    pete – Having Ellsburys power ‘come back’ would be a surprise since he never displayed much aside from an outlier season. I just think some of the expectations of what the park could do for him were inflated.

    Good for the creatures.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    “Cano certainly did not make the same splash Ellsbury did when he returned to Fenway in his first AB”

    I’m pretty sure that Ellsbury wasn’t offered a return by the Sux. So therein lies the difference, and I’m happy the Sux fans realized it. Fans have long memories. When Damon went back, they annihilated him. However, Damon had also said publicly he would never play for the Ys, and then he had his agent send the Ys an audition tape.

  49. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Chant “you sold out”

  50. Mottsx April 29th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I’m 20 rows behind amare stoudamire

  51. Poetkiosk April 29th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    • Here’s Girardi on the possibility of Cano being booed: “Whenever you’re a player that was a great player somewhere and you decided to leave and you come back, I’ve always felt the people that are cheering for you are showing their respect for you and the people that are booing you are really showing their respect for you. Because they didn’t want you to leave. That’s the way I’ve always felt it is.”

    —-

    If Girardi understands the boos, why don’t posters here?

    Also great bleacher creature response.

  52. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    And now the creatures yell you sold out lol. Do they say the same when we pouch players from other teams

  53. Triple Short of a Cycle April 29th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Shut the hell up john flaherty. They both conveniently leave out the fact that Cano said he wasn’t “respected”

  54. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    the fans chanting you sold out are idiots.

    the guilty party is the one bad mouthing the Yankees organization after he is gone.

  55. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I’m pretty sure that Ellsbury wasn’t offered a return by the Sux.

    He was offered 80 million by the Sox.

  56. Georgia_in_MS April 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    That was wrong of the Bleacher Creatures against Cano.

  57. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    i hate to say it but i agree with both kay and sterling.

    i agree that all 3 parties made what they believe was their best move in the situation.

    and although I would have taken the yankees money (as sterling said) I can’t blame him for taking more to go elsewhere.

  58. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    BRB…

    Jimk

    This is one of the moments that I feel a little ashamed

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    “not about Robbie leaving, trisha.

    him bad-mouthing the organization to this day. ”

    Maybe a combination.

    I would have been happy if they cheered him.

    I’ll never forget the reception Boomer got every time he returned. SOB Yankees got rid of him for Clemens.

  60. massjake April 29th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Probably no one on this blog would take a huge pay increase to work elsewhere.

  61. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Anyone who cheered ‘you sold out’ clearly lacks self awareness or are not real Yankee fans. The yankees are all about selling out.

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    “He was offered 80 million by the Sox.”

    When?

  63. Frozen Rope II April 29th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Yankee fans chanting “you sold out” at the game. Really? Can these dolts not see the irony there?

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    “Anyone who cheered ‘you sold out’ clearly lacks self awareness or are not real Yankee fans. The yankees are all about selling out.”

    People have the right to feel they way they feel. You appear to be in the minority. So it isn’t a slam dunk.

  65. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    and although I would have taken the yankees money (as sterling said) I can’t blame him for taking more to go elsewhere.

    Its really easy for you to say this here, but not quite so easy if you were actually in his shoes with the real choice. He already won a WS, so he has achieved the highest peak a player can achieve during their regular career.

  66. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    i’m fine with however anybody wanted to act regarding robbie.

    i will say this, though, i heard part of the presser and he was totally nice and thanked players and fans of the yankees.

    ‘you sold out’ is tragically classless even by yankee fan standards.

  67. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    People have the right to feel they way they feel. You appear to be in the minority. So it isn’t a slam dunk.

    Well I mean, people have a right to feel however they want. Doesn’t make it less dumb to feel that way as a Yankee fan. They are fans of the team that is the king of buying players away from their original teams for tons of money.

    There is a very real irony in criticizing a Yankee player for following the money.

  68. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    the only difference between ellsbury and cano is that cano felt disrespected by not being offered 10 years and continues insulting the Yankees.

  69. Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Fans cheer for laundry. It’s really nothing against Cano himself but his statement about being insulted over a 175 million dollar offer didn’t do him any favors. He could have just declined it and taken the bigger offer which was totally understandable. To be insulted by 175 million dollars is a joke.

  70. Frozen Rope II April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Capitalism is great except when it applies to an athlete on your favorite team right? Someone explain what the idiots at this game are griping about.

  71. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    April 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    And now the creatures yell you sold out lol. Do they say the same when we pouch players from other teams

    ————–

    Kay got it wrong saying the creatures chanted that. It was other fans responding to their classy gesture of giving him a shout out.

  72. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    “Cano certainly did not make the same splash Ellsbury did when he returned to Fenway in his first AB”

    I’m pretty sure that Ellsbury wasn’t offered a return by the Sux.
    ================

    He certainly was. The Red Sox supposedly offered 5/80 but Boras laughed and the Red Sox moved on. Ellsbury got 73 million more with the Yankees. Mariners offered 85 million more than the Yankees first offer, Yankees closed to gap to 65 but they knew he was not taking that. Both went for the money, as most of us would do (at least I would when the gap is that large)

  73. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    “Probably no one on this blog would take a huge pay increase to work elsewhere.”

    It doesn’t bother me that he took the money and years. I wish he was still in pinstripes but he went for the money.

    That said, for people who feel that he sold out by not staying with the organization who brought him here because the money and years he was offered was certainly enough to live on, well I understand that too.

    And there are players who give hometown discounts to stay with their teams, so people know that too.

    There’s no right or wrong answer on this one. Just whatever anyone feels.

  74. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Y’s Guy, I agree with Kay, but he insists on bringing up Cano’s “insult” comment every chance he gets. I know it was a foolish statement on Cano’s part, but Kay insists on keeping it front and center.

  75. jlyanks85 April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I think it was more of cano saying the Yankees didn’t respect him that pissed yankee fans off. Obviously you can’t blame him for taking money, since anybody here would.

  76. Poetkiosk April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Classless is not running hard to first, when you are paid millions to do so.

  77. massjake April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Frozen Rope great point. We’re cheering a team with a payroll over 200 mil and they sure weren’t all home grown. Absurd

  78. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    “Kay got it wrong ”

    Well that rarely happens more than 3 or 4 times an inning. Good thing you caught that.

  79. Don April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Home plate seats empty? Only the guys playing on the field could comfortably afford them!

  80. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    none of us will likely ever be in those shoes so we’ll never know how any of us would act.

    i did pass up a very lucrative promotion and relocation in california to come back to NY and I’ve never looked back.

  81. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
    The empty Stadium, the crowd booing, I think it’s evident how the majority of Yankee fans feel about Cano leaving.

    ——————————

    The stadium has been empty all season.

  82. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    There is a very real irony in criticizing a Yankee player for following the money.

    ————-

    Yep. Especially after signing ‘mercenaries’ like Ells and McCann and Tanaka who took the biggest money deals offered.

  83. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I am Brett Godner says:
    April 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    “Kay got it wrong ”

    Well that rarely happens more than 3 or 4 times an inning. Good thing you caught that.

    ————–

    :lol:

  84. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    “jlyanks85 April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    I think it was more of cano saying the Yankees didn’t respect him that pissed yankee fans off. Obviously you can’t blame him for taking money, since anybody here would.”

    I don’t know about other people but this is spot on for how I feel about the situation.

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    pete12, why don’t you give the whole story, unless you don’t know it. Ellsbury was treated like sh*t by the Sux players when he played there. Cano was treated the opposite. Ellsbury was smart to leave town in a place where he truly WASN’T respected.

    I’ll look up the offer they “supposedly” gave him.

  86. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    that chant clearly came from the bleachers

  87. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    “Poetkiosk April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    Classless is not running hard to first, when you are paid millions to do so.”
    ========================
    derek jeter is clearly not running hard to first on every grounder any more. are you calling him classless?

  88. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Put it this way, its very easy for a merc like Tex or Ellsbury to say some thing about “Oh I always wanted to be a Yankee this is a dream come true” after they accept deals worth far more than any other team offered.

    Where is the guy accepting below market to come to the Yankees and saying that? The truest Yankee on the roster right now is Hiroki Kuroda who turned down a multiyear deal to come back to the Yankees I think before last season.

  89. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    “There is a very real irony in criticizing a Yankee player for following the money.”

    there is no irony because cano left the most historic team for a team with no history or relevance. the teams are not comparable.

    a player leaving another team to come to the Yankees has much more reason to come to the Yankees than just money, though money may be their primary objective.

    when CC left milwaukee, he was leaving, HELLO, milwaukee, to come to new york.

  90. jlyanks85 April 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:25 pm
    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
    The empty Stadium, the crowd booing, I think it’s evident how the majority of Yankee fans feel about Cano leaving.

    ——————————

    The stadium has been empty all season.

    No it hasn’t other than the usual sears behind home plate. Today is a horrible day weather wise for a baseball game. Nobody wants to sit for 3-4 hours with these temperatures.

  91. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:26 pm
    pete12, why don’t you give the whole story, unless you don’t know it. Ellsbury was treated like sh*t by the Sux players when he played there. Cano was treated the opposite. Ellsbury was smart to leave town in a place where he truly WASN’T respected.”

    And yet Ells switched teams showing all the class in the world and Cano went out like a cry baby albeit a very very very rich one.

  92. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I thought Kay was telling the truth at first and was shocked because I’ve never know the creatures to be that type – but I realized after he was wrong and mischaracterizes what took place.

  93. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Nice to see Lil Papi strike out in his first AB back…thought the Bleacher Creatures did a nice job as well.

  94. massjake April 29th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I guess I was hoping for the high road from our fans. I have the misfortune of being a Yankee fan in Massachusetts and like holding us above Sox fans. Not in this case

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    “The stadium has been empty all season”

    Yeah, like last season too, right? Except when it was Mariano Rivera day, or Andy’s last game, etc. Fans turn out to see who they want to see.

    Doesn’t bother me either way. But I do believe that if fans felt more warm and fuzzy feelings toward Robby and agreed that 7 years at $175 million was disrespectful, they would have turned out to see him.

    And as empty as the Stadium is, I don’t remember it quite that empty. People could have turned out to see him. They apparently did not want to.

  96. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:23 pm
    Against All Odds says:
    April 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    And now the creatures yell you sold out lol. Do they say the same when we pouch players from other teams

    ————–

    Kay got it wrong saying the creatures chanted that. It was other fans responding to their classy gesture of giving him a shout out.

    responding to the inappropriate gesture of roll calling a non-Yankee. Vinny is an idiot.

  97. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    “Yep. Especially after signing ‘mercenaries’ like Ells and McCann and Tanaka who took the biggest money deals offered.”

    not comparable.

  98. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    @PeterBotte: Looks like it’s just the same six people who booed and then hugged Cano last night on The Tonight Show at the Stadium.

    ———

    Lol, this attendance thing has been a problem for a couple of years now.

  99. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Not showing respect is not the same as being disrespectful. Its like the difference between getting to 1 knee and bowing to a King vs standing and bowing vs standing impassively vs literally spitting on the King’s shoes.

    According to Cano the Yankees made very little effort to negotiate with his team, did not ask him to meet again after their initial offer and only raised their offer by 5 million when he said they had bigger offers else where.

    Thats the bare minimum amount of effort to retain a player of Cano’s caliber. Meanwhile the lengths they went to sign guys like Tanaka, CC, and Tex while also overbidding every team in the field by tens of millions shows the respect that Cano wanted.

    There was a rumored 2nd team that offered more than the Yankees offered so why should Cano accept the third best?

  100. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    According to a major league source, the Red Sox’ offer to Ellsbury was ” a ways off” from the seven-year, $153MM deal that he inked with the Yankees, writes Rob Bradford of WEEI. Another source suggested Scott Boras had set the bar at seven or eight years early on in the offseason, a level Boston was not comfortable going to for the 30-year-old.

    Ken Davidoff of the New York Post tweets that Boston’s talks with Ellsbury didn’t go too far beyond the five-year, $80MM range. That jives with previous reports that the Red Sox didn’t want to give Ellsbury $100MM or more and last night’s report that their offer was “a ways off” from that of the Yankees.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/jacoby-ellsbury

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    “I guess I was hoping for the high road from our fans. I have the misfortune of being a Yankee fan in Massachusetts and like holding us above Sox fans. Not in this case”

    I’m not a fan of booing, and I had hoped he would be cheered. But this is how they feel, and the fans in the Bronx are not shy about letting their feelings be known. These are the a-holes who booed LaTroy Hawkins for being assigned Paul O’Neill’s number. You can’t get more d-baggy and stupid than that. They also have booed Jeter and Mariano. At least I can understand the emotion behind their booing in this case.

  102. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    It’s been a discussion point since they opened NYS but the championship assuaged the attention it was getting for a bit.

  103. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    @based_ball 4m

    Robinson Cano did sell out, in that there was one of him available, and now there is none of him available anymore

  104. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    It’s been a discussion point since they opened NYS but the championship assuaged the attention it was getting for a bit.

    They need to remodel it. I like the overall design with the wide open concourses. The old stadium was like a crypt when you actually went around the inside of it. I like the open concourses, but they need to do something with the layout and how the seats are arranged. It may be impossible though.

  105. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Dumb fans all the way around. From booing to chanting “you sold out”.

    Dumb Dumb Dumb.

  106. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Poetkiosk April 29th, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    Classless is not running hard to first, when you are paid millions to do so.

    ————–

    Was O’Neil classless when he did it.

  107. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Tex Bomb

  108. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Nice, keep it up, Tex.

  109. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Would be HUGE for the team if Tex starts to consistently produce

  110. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Tex, Yes

  111. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Textextextextextextextextextextextextextextextex

  112. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Jerkface – another way to look at that, if it is at all true, is that the Sux organization felt they needed to put some offer out there since the guy did help them win a few WS, and always busted his butt and never complained, but weren’t really upset about his not returning since they had the HOF CFr Jackie Bradley Junior in the wings.

    The organization was entirely aware of the consternation between some of the players and Ellsbury. You want to see a total lack of classs, the way that kid was treated by his own teammates was disgraceful.

  113. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I’m not sure many actors would take more money to do Dinner Theatre in OshKosh after they’ve been doing a long running show on Broadway.

  114. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Text!

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Um, was that Mark Mantle, I mean Teixeira?

    :DS

  116. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    If Tex has found his swing, watch out!

  117. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    No one should be surprised though. It was clear as day when he signed the tact fans were going to take was an angry one.

  118. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    They’ve even had problems getting butts in the seats for playoff games. Ys can attest to that, I believe.

  119. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Robinson Cano did sell out, in that there was one of him available, and now there is none of him available anymore
    ——–

    Nuff Said!

  120. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Awww, c’mon now…our 1B is washed up.

  121. Frozen Rope II April 29th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Okay I can’t resist this one. Solarte just ran harder to first on a walk than cano ever did.

  122. Triple Short of a Cycle April 29th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Thats the bare minimum amount of effort to retain a player of Cano’s caliber. Meanwhile the lengths they went to sign guys like Tanaka, CC, and Tex while also overbidding every team in the field by tens of millions shows the respect that Cano wanted.
    ——————————

    Then why didn’t Ellsbury say he wasn’t respected? Why did Ellsbury take out a full page ad thanking the fans while Cano tweeted something? Cano couldn’t afford an ad?

  123. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Was O’Neil classless when he did it.

    Did O’Neill never run hard? If the answer is no, then the two are not comparable.

  124. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    playoff Choke Cano. ChoCano.

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    “derek jeter is clearly not running hard to first on every grounder any more. are you calling him classless?”

    Now let’s be real about this. If Jeter isn’t running hard, it has more to do with injuries than anything. Using him as a comparison is just wrong IMO.

  126. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Oh man… Looked like an older lady got drilled in the head by that Ichiro foul ball… Hope she’s alright

  127. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    These are the a-holes who booed LaTroy Hawkins for being assigned Paul O’Neill’s number.
    ========================
    puh-leeze

  128. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I’m very happy so far. Great play by Jeter that poor, old range-less shortstop, a blast from Tex and a Cano K.

    B O O O O O !!! :)

  129. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Have a roll back the seat prices to the 80′s game, see how filled it gets

  130. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Now talking about washed up…

  131. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Then why didn’t Ellsbury say he wasn’t respected? Why did Ellsbury take out a full page ad thanking the fans while Cano tweeted something? Cano couldn’t afford an ad?

    Maybe because Ellsbury didn’t want to come back to Boston? He was treated unfairly by the media and by some of his teammates. In the end he got a much bigger deal from the Yankees than any other team offered him, so he was happy.

    Cano probably wanted to come to the Yankees very much, but was not in love with the idea enough to turn down basically an entire contracts worth of extra money to do it.

    Ellsbury didn’t care about returning to Boston, he was already eying the door before he left. Cano wanted to return and was shocked that the Yankees held the line on him when they so wantonly blew by it for years and even in the same offseason he was available in.

  132. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    JO, I agree with you about the NYS; I like the fact that you can see the game while going to the concession stands, but for over one billion dollars there should not be a seat in the house where you cannot see the whole field.

  133. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Well, Tex is back and thats good news.

    Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    none of us will likely ever be in those shoes so we’ll never know how any of us would act.

    i did pass up a very lucrative promotion and relocation in california to come back to NY and I’ve never looked back.
    ====================

    Its not that uncommon when you have already achieved a level of financial security. I have done the same myself for family reasons, but I also went for the money when I was younger.

    In Cano’s case, NY was not his home town, he did not grow up in NY, his family is in the DR and Seattle is no different than Ny to them. After last year, and with Hals budget, Cano had to question the teams commitment to winning. They did spend some money, but only after Cano left and with Arods salary off the books for a year. Ellsbury or Tanaka might not be with this team if Cano signed with the Yankees.

    As Kay said, its a win for both Cano and the Yankees. Only ones who seem unhappy are some fans.

  134. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    If Jeter isn’t running hard, it has more to do with injuries than anything. Using him as a comparison is just wrong IMO.”

    trisha, it’s how people change the subject when they know they are wrong.

    you are a great, great Yankees fan.

  135. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    him bad-mouthing the organization to this day.

    ————–

    You mean today when he complemented how the fans, city, and organization treated him well.

  136. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I am going to watch the game..But what happened with Cano was disgraceful… To think this will go on the whole series.

  137. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    boooooooooooooooo Cano.

    Say no to drugs. Say no to Cano.

  138. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    “Then why didn’t Ellsbury say he wasn’t respected? Why did Ellsbury take out a full page ad thanking the fans while Cano tweeted something? Cano couldn’t afford an ad?

    Triple, Ellsbury is total class.

    I was making a point that you can’t compare Ellsbury leaving Beantown with Robby leaving NY. Totally different situations. And the fans in Beantown were aware of that, and that’s why they gave Ellsbury the reception they did.

    And since this is a forum about opinions and nothing more, I will say again, obviously not caring whether anyone agrees, I believe that between JayZ and Judas Rodriguez, Robby was helped out of NY. Having watched Robby for all those years, I don’t believe the kid has a mean or vengeful bone in his body, or do I think he’s a born mercenary. I do think that he had a lot of self-interested and jealous people whispering in his ear.

  139. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    “Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    Have a roll back the seat prices to the 80?s game, see how filled it gets
    ========================================
    there are >$10 seats for every weekday game on stubhub and they rarely sell out the bleachers any more so there are >$20 seats available at the gate.

  140. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Luis…when your GF leaves you, the next time you see her do you get down on your knee and tell her she’s beautiful?

  141. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I forgot that the Sox weren’t willing to go more than 5 years… I hate them a lot, but they have a decent track record of being able to gauge their players’ values and letting them walk if necessary.

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Let me be the first to say it. Robby would have had that.

    ;)

  143. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    And what are the prices available for the good to decent seats? Where the real fans who actually make noise and cheer would get to sit.

  144. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I forgot that the Sox weren’t willing to go more than 5 years… I hate them a lot, but they have a decent track record of being able to gauge their players’ values and letting them walk if necessary.
    =====================

    You can do that when your farm system is producing talent.

  145. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    huge K

  146. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Howler,

    He didn’t leave…At best it was a mutually agreed separation, at worst the Yankees did everything to show him the door..In a very elegant way, but they showed the door to him..So if it was agreed I would be happy to see that GF and if I showed her the door even elegantly, I would feel real bad..So I would try to be as polite as possible

  147. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    the real fans who make noise ONLY sit in the upper deck and bleachers.

  148. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Leave Robbie in the on deck circle here Carsten

  149. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    the people here that don’t realize the difference between the Yankees and the mariners are either idiots or not real Yankees fans.

    the value of being a Yankees fan is knowing that they are special, more so than any other team.

  150. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Maybe these days YS…not in years past.

  151. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Nice job Charles.

    Stanton goes yard again. Stud

  152. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    So there is a divide in the bleachers…sounds like a LoHud thang.

  153. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    the crowd sound alot larger and louder than the ‘inside the moat’ seats would suggest.

  154. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    the value of being a Yankees fan is knowing that they are special, more so than any other team.

    —————-

    So special over the past few yrs attendance and tv ratings have declined.

  155. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    No Luis…she left for the doctor with the Mercedes in the garage ;)

  156. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Strong contingent from the UTL tonight

  157. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Bleacher Creatures give Cano a roll call…. then other fans start a chant of “You Sold Out!”
    ==========================
    This all came from the Bleachers.
    Where is the leadership?

  158. luis April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Howler April 29th, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    No Luis…she left for the doctor with the Mercedes in the garage ;)

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

    After I gift wrapped her for the doctor with the Mercedes ;)

  159. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    mick, anyone who has an iota of respect for someone who would boo a player for being assigned someone else’s number has none of mine. And those stupid schmucks were the same ones who then couldn’t understand when Hawkins couldn’t come across. High intelligence. Boo the hell out of the guy who has done nothing wrong and then boo him when your boos have affected his confidence.

    The height of cold-hearted, ridiculous, spoiled, low-intelligence excuses for human beings.

  160. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Carsten Charles Sabathia…now that’s a Michael Kay thing.

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    “So special over the past few yrs attendance and tv ratings have declined.”

    Don’t let the price of tickets or the economy throw you since it was well known that playoff tickets went hurting too.

  162. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    obviously you had no affection for Paul O’Neill.

  163. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Where is the leadership?

    ——————

    There is no leader just a band of Yankee rebels out there lol

  164. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    only 5 of the Yankees 22 Hr have been with ROB. Only Texas and the Padres have less

  165. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    “So special over the past few yrs attendance and tv ratings have declined.”

    Don’t let the price of tickets or the economy throw you since it was well known that playoff tickets went hurting too.

    ————

    But these are Yankee fans who proclaim to be smart and loyal

  166. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    April 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    the value of being a Yankees fan is knowing that they are special, more so than any other team.

    —————-

    So special over the past few yrs attendance and tv ratings have declined.

    ———-

    :lol:

  167. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Nice AB B-Rob… Yeah I called him BROb

  168. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    mick, anyone who has an iota of respect for someone who would boo a player for being assigned someone else’s number has none of mine. And those stupid schmucks were the same ones who then couldn’t understand when Hawkins couldn’t come across. High intelligence. Boo the hell out of the guy who has done nothing wrong and then boo him when your boos have affected his confidence.”

    There just has to be a statute of limitations on situations like this one.

  169. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    “obviously you had no affection for Paul O’Neill.”

    I have no affection for stupid losers who boo a player who put on a uniform assigned to him by the team. That’s what I have no affection for. Sorry, it’s hard for me to tolerate stupidity. And that was stupidity at its height. The guy did nothing wrong. He showed up to play. Period.

  170. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Jeter bunt?

  171. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Cheap tickets are always available on the secondary market. Ys has mentioned it several times. I think he saw the O’s playoff series for a song.

  172. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Crooked Number Time

  173. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Shame, we get it. You wanted Cano, so you’ve been down on the Ellsbury contract. You don’t need to invent scenarios to let us know that.

  174. Frozen Rope II April 29th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Runners in motion considering jeters propensity to ground out?

  175. mick April 29th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    There is no leader just a band of Yankee rebels out there lol
    ================
    my sources say that bald vinny was offended that some chanted rob-in-son so he responded with the sellout chant

  176. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    “Cheap tickets are always available on the secondary market. Ys has mentioned it several times. I think he saw the O’s playoff series for a song.”

    So I guess the Yankees are no longer special to people.

    :roll:

  177. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    How about some action on the Base paths

  178. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    “But these are Yankee fans who proclaim to be smart and loyal”

    As I said, don’t let the economy or price of tickets throw you.

  179. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    So the high ticket prices have nothing to do with the attendance at the stadium these days?

  180. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Back to what’s important tonight. The game.

    :)

  181. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    the value of being a Yankees fan is knowing that they are special, more so than any other team.

    —————-

    So special over the past few yrs attendance and tv ratings have declined.

    —–

    what does that have to do with the Yankees being the most historic and special franchise?

    More importantly, what does that have to do with a player wanting to play for Yankees, or another player leaving the Yankees for a non-entity like the Mariners.

    Nothing.

  182. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Is that Almonte playing CF for the M’s our own Abe Almonte?

  183. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I wouldn’t have gone tonight if I had free tickets

  184. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Fans loved O’Neill however irrational that is.
    Hawkins wanted that #, knowing it was O’Neills.
    And in the end , he gave it back, not that it was his choice.

  185. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    i went to game 5 of the ALDS and watched the Yankees win the series in a seat i paid $14 for earlier that day!

    baseball has never been cheaper or easier imo!

    of course, i buy maybe a soda while i’m there, don’t park or eat there and don’t buy souveniers.

  186. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    To bad he flied out to Lil Papi Jr. ;)

  187. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Clutch Carlos Time

  188. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Dang to the wind knock that down.

  189. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I thought he had it..Damn!!

  190. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    2-0 count to Jeter was a ball, way outside, and he swung at it. changed the whole inning.

  191. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Yanks gonna lie and say they have a sellout tonight ?

  192. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Clutch Carlos Time

    that’s the opposite of

    Choke Cano Time.

  193. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    A bit of clown baseball from the M’s

  194. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    speed kills, baby!

  195. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Godner!

  196. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    That will do…TY

  197. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Sweet. Way to create a run. Smart!

    Be aggressive Gardy! Do it More!

  198. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Roberts doing a nice job tonight!

    :)

  199. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Yanks gonna lie and say they have a sellout tonight
    ===========
    bleacher cretins seem to think so

  200. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    gardner should get an rbi for that.

  201. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    2 on, 0 outs and just one run in is not ideal

  202. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Shame, we get it. You wanted Cano, so you’ve been down on the Ellsbury contract. You don’t need to invent scenarios to let us know that.

    ——-

    I don’t even know what this is in reference to.

  203. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    ‘Yanks gonna lie and say they have a sellout tonight ?”

    You know, it is possible that some of the fans are in the shelter places at the Stadium. Big mistake as part of their state of the union Stadium.

  204. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Gardner 1 SB behind Ellsbury. Has 0 CS, Ellsbury has 2. I think Ellsbury still ends up with more by season end, but it would be pretty nice if they both had ~50. I think its safe to assume 40 for each.

  205. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Let’s go Jeets ! ! !

  206. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    CC actually covered 1st

  207. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    did K just say cano was running hard to 1B?

  208. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    The signs from the idiots in the crowd don’t even make sense.

    Wow. I wish less people would’ve showed up. Just dumb.

  209. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    There is the tool Kay again

  210. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Gardner 1 SB behind Ellsbury.

    ———-

    As long as he gets his playing time they should be close. People still think Gardner is a lot less effective even with contrary evidence.

  211. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    finally something we agree on luis

  212. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Dang..ugly pitch.

  213. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    This thing is affecting him the same way he was affected in that ASG in Kansas…

  214. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    what does that have to do with the Yankees being the most historic and special franchise?

    —————-

    If they are special and historic as you say wouldn’t they show that with attending the games and watching them on tv. Hell they spent money in the off season to bring the fans back

  215. Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm
    Gardner 1 SB behind Ellsbury.

    ———-

    As long as he gets his playing time they should be close. People still think Gardner is a lot less effective even with contrary evidence.
    ———————————————————–

    It does seem like Gardner gets a little more shy about taking off than Ellsbury but you are right that stats show them as being close. I do feel like Ellsbury has better base stealing instincts regardless but I’m really glad Gardner is running more than last year. He’s a great weapon.

  216. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    chubby jesus is hitting the hell out of the ball down in tacoma, btw.
    he may be back in the majors before pineda throws his next pitch.

  217. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Not really..I was bashing him for bringing the idotic issue again..

  218. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:09 pm
    The signs from the idiots in the crowd don’t even make sense.

    ————–

    What do the signs say?

  219. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    did K just say something to flaherty about how “full-throated” the Yankee Boos are?

  220. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Wow, Smoak is just awful… Ugly ab

  221. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    mick, anyone who has an iota of respect for someone who would boo a player for being assigned someone else’s number has none of mine. And those stupid schmucks were the same ones who then couldn’t understand when Hawkins couldn’t come across. High intelligence. Boo the hell out of the guy who has done nothing wrong and then boo him when your boos have affected his confidence.

    The height of cold-hearted, ridiculous, spoiled, low-intelligence excuses for human beings.

    Did you ever consider that the fans weren’t booing the player, they were booing the fact that someone was wearing the number? The Yankees are the ones that decide if a number is handed out.

  222. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Luis – Really similar for sure.

  223. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    That was one of the most pathetic AB’s I have ever seen

  224. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Love Smoak’s, “Yea, I still suck,” look at C.C.

  225. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:11 pm
    chubby jesus is hitting the hell out of the ball down in tacoma, btw.

    So are several other players on the same team.

  226. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Cano busted it down the line. First time we have seen that from Cano.

  227. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    luis, didn’t Michael the K say others criticized Cano for not running?

  228. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    The TV ratings are probably a more interesting trend to examine. Ticket sales can be impacted by a number of cost variables but watching them on TV is considerably more convenient. I wonder what the ratings for each team have been over the last five years or so.

  229. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Cano always ran hard when he sniffed a chance at an IF hit. He did not run on balls he thought were automatic outs

  230. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Jorge Castillo ?@jorgeccastillo ·
    Stat on big board during Cano’s 2nd AB: Over the last 5 seasons, Robinson leads the majors with 978 hits & 224 doubles. #Yankees
    ————-
    Bryan Hoch ?@BryanHoch ·
    Robinson Cano hits a grounder to the guy who took a $180M contract with the Yanks, who flips to a guy who signed a $161M deal. Score it 3-1.
    —————-

  231. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Hello Trisha. ????

    Thanks so much for running the win prediction pool. How about a $ 10 dollar contribution towards you prize pool ?

    About the attendance, I think there are way, way too many empty seats for the fans to be huddling in stadium bars or the like ….

    Pity more didn’t come out to cheer Robbie

  232. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The Yankees are the ones that decide if a number is handed out.
    =====================
    From what I understand Cucuzza gave him the number without thinking it through.
    The fans objected and made their voices heard in the most effective way they could.
    And those boos were Indeed full throated.

  233. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Lol the writers really do make me laugh on Twitter. Some of the beat guys are very funny/interesting characters.

  234. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Cano always ran hard when he sniffed a chance at an IF hit. He did not run on balls he thought were automatic outs
    ==================
    Yes but perception is reality.

  235. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    If they are special and historic as you say wouldn’t they show that with attending the games and watching them on tv. Hell they spent money in the off season to bring the fans back

    once again, changing the argument.

    the Yankees are historic and special. any disputing that is just foolish and contrarian.

  236. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    “I don’t even know what this is in reference to.”

    Your comment about the Sux having a good handle on their players’ worth, meaning that they lowballed Ellsbury because they felt that’s all he was worth. There was a lot of water under the bridge in that situation.

    You may not remember these situations, but Jeff Nelson was offered a 3-year contract by the Yankees and ended up going to the Mariners instead. Mike Stanton was offered a contract and given three days to take it or leave it. Those were basically CYA contracts, with the Yankees knowing well that neither would take what they offered. I look at the Sux offer to Ellsbury much the same way. In other words, in no universe did anybody consider them reasonable offers based on what the players had to offer.

  237. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Oops the smiley on my iPad made a boo boo ….

    Supposed to be ….

    Hello Trisha. :)

  238. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:15 pm
    Cano always ran hard when he sniffed a chance at an IF hit. He did not run on balls he thought were automatic outs

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

    Pete..Read the Davidoff piece..It’s worth it

  239. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    CC IS MONEY!

    :)

    Seriously I think added weight has helped him.

  240. Howler April 29th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Davidoff had something worth reading…Astros are going to win the series then.

  241. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    The thing that’s the most crazy to me about the attendance has been the number of seats sold vs. the number of people that actually show up. Are secondary brokers buying up a lot of tickets from the get-go (which is not an uncommon practice)?

  242. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm
    Cano always ran hard when he sniffed a chance at an IF hit. He did not run on balls he thought were automatic outs
    ==================
    Yes but perception is reality.

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

    Real fans should be able to tell the difference between perception and reality

  243. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    c’mon luis cano was always stylin’

  244. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    The greedy Robbie Cano is gone, I may be negative but I don’t boo players. Well Arod has come the closest to earning a boo, but still I never understood boo’ing your favorite team. Cano I do understand how people would boo him, feeling let down. Whatever floats your boat.

    As much as I am annoyed by the worthless offense of Brian McMartin I still wouldn’t boo him. Ultimately, i do want my team to win, which is the reason i am so negative about them non-performing to expectations on a daily basis.. and it’s not “HIGH” expectations that they aren’t meeting, for McCan’t McMartin, he is literally the worst offensive catcher in the mlb right now (and I don’t see any signs of him being anything more than that).

    The Jimmy Fallon skit with Cano yesterday was hysterical:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b9rOji_PWY

  245. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    “In 2012, the Yankees’ season ratings average was 3.92, down 8.3% from 2011 and YES’ lowest household rating since 2003……

    An average of 244,000 tuned into every YES broadcast (2013). If you take this back to 2007, when YES averaged around 454,000 viewers per game, you see a negative trend, right?”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z30KAaUzSZ

  246. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Your comment about the Sux having a good handle on their players’ worth, meaning that they lowballed Ellsbury because they felt that’s all he was worth. There was a lot of water under the bridge in that situation.

    ————-

    I did not invent scenarios in that post, I was simply commenting on the Sox well documented track record of letting their star players walk.

  247. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    CC is pitching well, but the M’s are hardly Murderers Row.

  248. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    The thing that’s the most crazy to me about the attendance has been the number of seats sold vs. the number of people that actually show up. Are secondary brokers buying up a lot of tickets from the get-go (which is not an uncommon practice)?

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

    Or a lot of companies bought those tickets to use as a courtesy to important visitors

  249. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    the Yankees are historic and special. any disputing that is just foolish and contrarian.

    ———————-

    But not special enough to go to the stadium and support or watch on tv as they did in the past. Do you think the FO likes seeing patches of empty seats for 41 games a yr.

  250. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Pete..Read the Davidoff piece..It’s worth it
    ===================

    Thanks for the tip, I will

  251. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Are secondary brokers buying up a lot of tickets from the get-go (which is not an uncommon practice)?

    It’s the same thing the red sox did for years. their ball park was never filled. when they missed the playoffs three straight years, their ballpark was empty. but they kept their fake sellout streak alive through these means.

  252. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Fallon skit was funny. Tough guy fans booing until they saw Robbie in person and then they were all sheepish. Figures…

  253. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    since booing the FO from your empty seat is impossible, fans will stay home till ticket prices come down.

  254. NJ Pete April 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Cano once again showing a lack of hustle as CC records his first put out of the season, tying his total from all of last year.

  255. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    “Did you ever consider that the fans weren’t booing the player, they were booing the fact that someone was wearing the number? The Yankees are the ones that decide if a number is handed out.”

    But they ended up booing an innocent player. He did nothing wrong. So to me that shows what a stupid person you are if you do it. And I lost a ton of respect for O’Neill because he could have come out and said something about it to ease the tension and instead he sat there like poppa pig.

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

    Can of corn, good to see you. Thank you so much for the offer but I enjoy doing it. Of course I’ve never had more than 2 winners at one time, so it’ll be interesting if one of the more popular number of wins comes in!

    :)

  256. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    SolAAAArte!!!

  257. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Never Nervous booking it there

  258. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    pete – interesting article, I’d like to see some league-wide numbers too. Let me see if I can find anything (aka ‘let me google search it once and only check the first page of links before giving up’).

  259. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I did not invent scenarios in that post, I was simply commenting on the Sox well documented track record of letting their star players walk.

    Trisha thinks Ellsburys Yankee contract is worth it and his red sox offer is CYA, but then thinks the Yankees Cano offer was not CYA and that the Mariners overpaid. if she simply applied her Ellsbury logic to the Yankees she would see that both teams put a value on the player that was never going to get them signed but was of sufficient monetary value to say they offered something, and both ended up signing for 70 million more than their original team offered.

  260. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Rain coming down. Let’s get three more outs and put this one on the left side.

  261. Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Solare is OPS’ing .887 with 1 day left in April. Just awesome.

  262. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Or a lot of companies bought those tickets to use as a courtesy to important visitors

    Yeah I think this is the case with a lot of the moat seats.

  263. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I’m so angry that the Yankees signed Tony Womack. That just seemed really unnecessary.

  264. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    If hawkins did indeed refuse to give the # back, then he did do something wrong.
    He might not have known the effect O’Neill had on fans but once he heard it from them and resisted then he showed he could care less.

  265. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    “But not special enough to go to the stadium and support or watch on tv as they did in the past. Do you think the FO likes seeing patches of empty seats for 41 games a yr.”

    Bad confluence of events occurring with the advent of the new Stadium. No more corporations being able to buy tickets and give them to clients, as part of the deal with the feds. Outrageous seat prices. Bad economy. Maybe viewership in general down across the board with the steroid era and offense declining each year. (that’s just a guess)

    It sure ain’t any one thing, and it sure ain’t that the Yankees are no longer perceived as special. They’re still considered America’s team, according to the ESPN survey.

  266. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Cmon Juice! Need ya here.

  267. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Lloyd Mcclendon looks like he’s ready to head into the club house for a beer

  268. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Offer is there if you change your mind Trisha. :)

  269. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Gummie Fail

  270. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Solare is OPS’ing .887 with 1 day left in April. Just awesome.
    =================

    671 OPS his last 58 PA coming into tonights game, but he has been much better from the left side of the plate.

  271. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm
    since booing the FO from your empty seat is impossible, fans will stay home till ticket prices come down.

    ————-

    What if they don’t ;)

  272. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    “Trisha thinks Ellsburys Yankee contract is worth it and his red sox offer is CYA, but then thinks the Yankees Cano offer was not CYA and that the Mariners overpaid.”

    Don’t speak for Trisha and her thoughts, in defense of your interweb gf.

  273. Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:23 pm
    Fallon skit was funny. Tough guy fans booing until they saw Robbie in person and then they were all sheepish. Figures…
    ——————————————————–

    It all comes down to people dehumanizing players when they are out on the field. Very few fans would actually say something to the players face off the field (those are the real idiots).

  274. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    I did not invent scenarios in that post, I was simply commenting on the Sox well documented track record of letting their star players walk.

    Trisha thinks Ellsburys Yankee contract is worth it and his red sox offer is CYA, but then thinks the Yankees Cano offer was not CYA and that the Mariners overpaid. if she simply applied her Ellsbury logic to the Yankees she would see that both teams put a value on the player that was never going to get them signed but was of sufficient monetary value to say they offered something, and both ended up signing for 70 million more than their original team offered.

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

    This… Using the analogy of the GF that left with the doctor with the Mercedes.. I did everything in my power to get her out of my life, but at the same time pretending that I was trying hard to keep her… See Howler, this is why I said that I gift wrapped her for the doctor..I never really wanted to keep her…The Yankees didn’t want to keep Cano either

  275. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Yogi didn’t get nearly enough of an opportunity to manage the Yanks. Should have let him have more time. I’m so angry.

  276. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t think 7 years at $175 million was unreasonable. I’m personally happy that they didn’t go over 7 years. Hell, I wanted 6! That’s not quite the same as 5 to a player who’s younger than Cano! Give me a break.

  277. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    A major Y problem, keeping week hitting teams in the game

  278. Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Solare is OPS’ing .887 with 1 day left in April. Just awesome.
    =================

    671 OPS his last 58 PA coming into tonights game, but he has been much better from the left side of the plate.
    ——————————————————————-

    I know he’s slumped a bit recently but I was just looking at the whole month. Still love that he’s drawing a good amount of walks despite the hits not coming as frequently.

  279. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    It’s the same thing the red sox did for years. their ball park was never filled. when they missed the playoffs three straight years, their ballpark was empty. but they kept their fake sellout streak alive through these means.

    ————-

    Yeah the Sox buying and reselling their own tickets was hysterical and it could very well be the case with the Yanks but they’d have less of an incentive since a large part of why the Sox did it was to continue a sell out streak. luis has a good point and I’d certainly imagine lots of corporations buy seats in bulk, but I dunno if that accounts for all of what we’re seeing here…it’s tough to say.

  280. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Marchand breaking down the Cano situation on twitter. Ramblings…

  281. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    The Yankees didn’t want to keep Cano either
    ============
    Maybe not. It’s their prerogative.

  282. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    looked safe, replay?

  283. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    ————–

    Things play a role no doubt about it.

  284. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Replay

  285. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Oh replay possibility there. He was safe

  286. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Trisha,

    Ellsbury is not close to be in the same vicinity of talent and impact that Cano has..He is good, but he is not worth anchor type money..Yet, the Yankees gave him that kind of contract..Both teams overpaid

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    luis – realize that your opinion on the Yankees not wanting Cano and giving him a sham offer is not the popular opinion. Feel free to embrace it, but understand that there are contrary views, and they might actually hold water.

    In fact, I think it’s either willful ignorance or just plain stubbornness not to recognize that the Yankees had a total awareness that their long-term contracts were burning them and that Robby was not going to be a young man at the end of his contract.

    JMO

  288. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    A moment in the life of Kevin Long..

    KL: Hey McCaan just keep trying to smash the heck out of the ball, you’ll get there.

    BM: Yeah, I am aiming for that short porch every at bat, I’ll just keep swinging for the fences.

    KL: Yeah swing at the first pitch since it will most likely be the best pitch, I tell all my power hitters that!

    BM: I have been Kev, I’ve only walked 4x this year! Same with Sori he’s doing it too.

    (Phone rings, K. Long hits the speaker button to answer, it’s Russell Martin and Swisher)

    NS: Yo yo, mannnn whhhaat up!! You like being a NYY a NYY a NYY right right right!
    RM: Swish chill, I wanna tell them something
    NS: Oh ok ok, go for it man being a NYY was the best if only i had pinstripes still
    RM: Swish .. SHHH.
    KL: How’s it going Munson, I mean Russ.. and Swish?
    RM: Hey Kevin we can talk later but me and Swish just wanted to tell McCann to not fall for the short porch magic trick like you teach…
    NS: It’s so great to be a NYY, but don’t fall for the HERO HOMER gag brother, even if you hit one every once in awhile, you’ll strike out more and annoy the fans..
    RM: Yeah and the Yankee org won’t resign you, so your warned!
    KL: Back when we were passing around PEDS my SPMT *short porch magic trick* worked all the time!!!!
    RM/NS: We have to go ..
    KL: See ya guys, remember swwwwing hard and swwwwing LONG! Haha!
    BM: Woah Kev, you think I should just try and make contact with the ball, lay back a little and wait for a good pitch?
    KL: Nah you have the power it takes, most guys don’t, even them 2 goons.
    BM: Okay will try your SPMT every AB! Your the best hitting coach ever kevin!

  289. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t think 7 years at $175 million was unreasonable. I’m personally happy that they didn’t go over 7 years. Hell, I wanted 6! That’s not quite the same as 5 to a player who’s younger than Cano! Give me a break.

    The first year of Ellsbury’s contract is his year 30. The first year of Cano’s is his year 31. Age isn’t really the factor there. I think most fans and GMs would agree that its better to sign the guy for less years if you can, but the Sox were never getting Ellsbury for 5 years (which is pretty reasonable for a .770 OPS centerfielder going into his 30s) and the Yankees were never getting Cano for 7 (which is pretty reasonable for a .900 OPS 2B going into his 30s).

    In the end both teams acted in the same fashion.

  290. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    You know what? CC has given us one hell of a game to this point. I think the 5th is usually his kryptonite so if he can get past this, awesome.

  291. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    0-2 counts to two straight batters. Good 0-2 pitches that could have been called strikes. Neither were called, and both resulted in hits.

  292. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Something something infield defense.

  293. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Well this is escalating quickly

  294. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Bases loaded nobody out, the Y’s only up 2-0

  295. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    This home plate ump is terrible. He has missed 3-4 3rd strike calls and it cost CC every time.

  296. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    OMG

    :(

  297. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Roberts nice job covering there.

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    COME ON CC!!!

  299. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Roberts with the best seats in the house.

  300. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    wow.. they can’t field and cant hit. only score by errors.

    can we get 9 solarte’s and ellsbury’s ?

  301. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 8:37 pm
    Roberts with the best seats in the house.

    LOL

    but Tex going for that was equally stupid.

  302. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    “This home plate ump is terrible. He has missed 3-4 3rd strike calls and it cost CC every time.”

    Some people don’t realize that can make the difference in a W or an L.

    We need electronics behind the plate. Bad.

  303. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    exiled, without me going into detail, and hoping you understand, do we have an eventual thumbs up or thumbs down?

  304. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    looks like a 6 inning outing

  305. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    The Yankees didn’t want to keep Cano either

    ====

    $25 million a year was just BS and a token offer

    Right …..

  306. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Kudos to all the hardcore people at the ballpark tonight, no matter what made them come!

  307. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    sometimes I think we play in opposite world, where the more runs you give the other team and less you hit is the objective of the game.

  308. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    CC just likes seeing triple plays…that’s all this is about.

  309. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I can’t believe that CC can’t put this guy away.

  310. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Looks like this is CC’s big inning. Never fails.

  311. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Juice Roberts needs to understand that he isn’t nearly good enough not to make the fundamental plays.

    Bonehead Roberts. New Nickname

  312. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Big big k ..Awesome CU

  313. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    “I did not invent scenarios in that post, I was simply commenting on the Sox well documented track record of letting their star players walk”

    You mentioned them knowing their players value, I believe.

  314. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    uh oh

  315. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    B O O O O !!!!!!!!!!!!

  316. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    God bless him.

  317. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Please don’t make a mistake to Cano

  318. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Just who we want to see with the bases loaded.

  319. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Cc has owned Cano tonight

  320. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    baseball drama! you knew something like this was gonna come!

    Let’s Go CC!

  321. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Yikes. I want a K bad – or a DP. Only because we need it. No time for Robby to be Robby right now!

  322. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  323. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Good job Tex. Take the sure out.

  324. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Time for secret side chat to act like a bunch of hypocritical jr. high school little girls!

  325. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    That was a big out, ok to give up a run for an out there

  326. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    why didnt tex throw home?

  327. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Okay, could have been a lot worse.

  328. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Just because ‘Tubby Montero’ is raking in AAA (again) doesn’t mean that translates to his raking ML pitching

    Ask the Yankees brass ….

  329. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    That hurt

  330. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Throw home?

  331. say NO to Cano April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  332. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks Bonehead Roberts. Should be out of the inning. Cover first next time you dolt.

  333. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    CC has become a 4 inning pitcher after that he is batting practice.

  334. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I didn’t see this coming. Did you ?

  335. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Same old. Same old. CC is so frustrating.

  336. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Crap. Well at least it wasn’t Robby doing it.,

  337. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I think most fans and GMs would agree that its better to sign the guy for less years if you can, but the Sox were never getting Ellsbury for 5 years (which is pretty reasonable for a .770 OPS centerfielder going into his 30s) and the Yankees were never getting Cano for 7 (which is pretty reasonable for a .900 OPS 2B going into his 30s).

    —————

    I agree.

    The purpose of my post was to point out the Sox effectiveness over the last decade or so in this regard. They’re a flawed org in a number of ways but this is something they’ve been better at. As someone pointed out earlier, their farm has allowed them some wiggle room here, but IMO it’s about a little more than that.

  338. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Bring out the Betances.

  339. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Theres CC’s big inning…

  340. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    why didnt tex throw home?

    —-

    Zombie Apocalypse ?

  341. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Tough inning for CC. Hope the bats pick him up.

  342. jlyanks85 April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Get cano out, but 2 bums get hits, makes sense.

  343. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    A very predictable inning.

  344. Tyler April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Man 4 runs to this M’s team is pretty awful regardless of infield blunders. Still think they are going to win but not an encouraging CC start.

  345. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Kelly Johnson should play 2nd base everyday. Roberts defense and hitting hasn’t been impressive at all and he looks like he is finished.

  346. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    CC has already retired 5 batters this inning, including the bunt. 5 outs.

  347. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    And just like that…

  348. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Oh man, we’ve come upon CC’s obligatory crap inning.

    C’mon let’s shut it down and get some runs.

  349. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    CC just gave up. Tired. Need 5 course meal.

  350. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t know if Roberts had time, but I really don’t understand what Teixeira was doing running in on a ball that went 10 feet. And then not throwing home when Zunino was the runner.

  351. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Ellsbury stays healthy his contract will be well worth it

    He is giving us what Gardner never has been able to

  352. JobaTipsHisCap April 29th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Cc is good.

  353. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    This is what happens when you let a weak hitting team stay in the game.

  354. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    doesnt matter now, but that was a hot shot to tex with the bases loaded, he had plenty of time to get the runner at the plate and keep a run off the board.

  355. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    It looks like Dellin may have graduated to middle relief.

  356. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Time to get the bats going.

  357. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    A 6 out 5th inning.

  358. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Long way to go, let’s go bats!!!!

  359. Hassey April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Love the guy but can’t be surprised
    5.15 ERA says it all

  360. NYY fan in NH April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, the pitching has suddenly come apart. Outside of Tanaka who is there that is consistent?

  361. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    You mentioned them knowing their players value, I believe.

    ————-

    Which doesn’t constitute inventing scenarios but rather examining how they’ve handled existing scenarios. I think you misread my post.

  362. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Lots of bad that half inning. Time to make up for it.

  363. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Just terrible from CC. This is a AAA lineup and he can’t even get quick outs and pitch good against them. It’s amazing just how bad he is.

  364. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:44 pm
    Crap. Well at least it wasn’t Robby doing it.,

    P.S. the runs still count.

  365. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    and who exactly is mark mantle?

  366. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Maybe if CC adds 50 more lbs he will pitch even better ?

  367. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    The 5th had nothing to do with the umps.

  368. RYUKINGDOM April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    One little thing goes wrong and CC implodes. An Ace has to suck it up.

  369. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    CC has a higher ERA than Phil Hughes in the year of the pitcher

  370. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    OMG… Ellsbury even healthy is NOT worth that contract..He is getting paid close to what Teix is earning…Table setters as good as they may be, aren’t worth anchor type money…If you add the health concerns…Oopsssy!!

  371. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Where is Carl Pavano when you need him !!??!!

  372. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    That pitch, 1-1, to Gardner was OUTSIDE!!!! He called it a strike. CC didnt get any call last inning, or all game.

  373. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    NYY fan in NH April 29th, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Wow, the pitching has suddenly come apart. Outside of Tanaka who is there that is consistent?
    ==========

    Phelps has yet to have a bad start

  374. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    “Which doesn’t constitute inventing scenarios but rather examining how they’ve handled existing scenarios. I think you misread my post.”

    I may have. But in his case, I do believe it was a CYA offer, only because of the problems there.

  375. mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    i do hope the staff makes it thru the season.
    wouldn’t want to depend on aceves, etc…

  376. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    OMG… Ellsbury even healthy is NOT worth that contract..He is getting paid close to what Teix is earning…Table setters as good as they may be, aren’t worth anchor type money…If you add the health concerns…Oopsssy!!

    ——

    Especially when you have not a single bat that can drive in a great table setter !!

  377. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    5th had nothing to do with the umps.

    —-

    2 strike 3s not called.

    But the 1-1 pitch to Gardner in the bottom of the inning that was outside was called strike 2.

  378. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Tyler says:
    April 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm
    Man 4 runs to this M’s team is pretty awful regardless of infield blunders. Still think they are going to win but not an encouraging CC start.

    ———-

    Everything is going to be magnified this year..we need some aspects of our game to pick up others on a game to game basis (the O scoring when we get bad pitching, the pitching locking things down when they get bad D behind them, etc).

  379. Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:48 pm
    and who exactly is mark mantle?

    ————

    Mickey’s brother?

  380. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Brett Gardner leading the league in SO’s.

  381. jlyanks85 April 29th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I think the offense not hitting a career journeyman throwing 85 mph annoys me more than CC today.

  382. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Against All Odds April 29th, 2014 at 8:51 pm
    mick April 29th, 2014 at 8:48 pm
    and who exactly is mark mantle?

    ————

    Mickey’s brother?

    —-

    You’re thinking of Markey Mantle.

  383. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    “NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:50 pm
    Where is Carl Pavano when you need him !!??!!”

    Usually the DL

  384. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    “OMG… Ellsbury even healthy is NOT worth that contract..He is getting paid close to what Teix is earning…Table setters as good as they may be, aren’t worth anchor type money…If you add the health concerns…Oopsssy!!”

    Again, nothing but a difference of opinion. I think he’s worth every penny. Guess we’ll find out, won’t we?

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

    And this is what drives me nuts. The way to know the true value of a pitcher is to have him only have to get 3 strikes for an out. Any pitcher. Not just Ys pitchers.

    Get electronic calling, and then we’ll have a handle on what a pitcher is really capable of.

  385. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The Sox have let what some would consider franchise players walk.. They do pretty good self scouting and market evaluations, IMO. They’ve had clunkers too, or course, but generally they’ve done well here.

  386. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    OMG… Ellsbury even healthy is NOT worth that contract..He is getting paid close to what Teix is earning…Table setters as good as they may be, aren’t worth anchor type money…If you add the health concerns…Oopsssy!!

    —-

    Luis, when you are comparing the money Ells is making to Tex it makes me thing he should’ve gotten more.

  387. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Markey Mark.

  388. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The offense is completely dead tonight. They should be tattooing this guy.

  389. luis April 29th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Agreed Shame

  390. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    We should be pounding this clown

  391. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    this guy throws 85 mph slop. and we scald balls…right at them.

  392. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm
    The Sox have let what some would consider franchise players walk.. They do pretty good self scouting and market evaluations, IMO. They’ve had clunkers too, or course, but generally they’ve done well here.

    —-

    How do they have such loyal fans when they rarely hang on to any of their players? I guess that might be the new baseball approach but it’s sure sucky.

  393. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Disgusting. Just disgusting. Gotta beat Chris Young pitching for a very weak hitting team.

  394. Hassey April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Can’t….breathe…averages….fading….call….doctor

  395. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 8:54 pm
    We should be pounding this clown

    —-

    Agreed. Then again I find myself saying that often. Seems this team hits fastball pitchers only.. which is why we do good against Verlander.

  396. TheStraw April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Amazing…the Yanks give up a four run lead and Penny shows up for the first time in a week. And later she will complain that she is wrongly accused of being a troll.

  397. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Chris Young ….. :lol:

  398. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    It’s obvious this team does not like playing in the cold weather. They hit much better when it’s warm out. Old achy bones.

  399. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Reunion, just to reiterate, the Umps are not the Y’s problem, there inability to get timely hits is.

  400. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    “The Sox have let what some would consider franchise players walk.. ”

    Name one who had been doing a good job for them.

  401. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    TheStraw April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm
    Amazing…the Yanks give up a four run lead and Penny shows up for the first time in a week. And later she will complain that she is wrongly accused of being a troll.

    —-

    Except for the fact that I have been here since we were winning 1-0 pippy. Go put your mouth on an exhaust pipe.

  402. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Betances sighting! Excitement building in LoHud!!

  403. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Get CC out of the game already. Girardi has to treat him like the pitcher he is now and not the good pitcher that he used to be. He is just plain terrible.

  404. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    there inability to get timely hits is.

    that has nothing to do with CC’s 5th inning. try to understand that.

  405. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    This is not just the defense’s fault, CC was pretty hittable.

  406. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I’m sure Chris Young had a good game once before in his life. Just tip the cap. :roll:

  407. Eric in the ATL April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Wow. Can’t go more than 5 innings against a pathetic Seattle team. That’s concerning.

  408. TheStraw April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    “Go put your mouth on an exhaust pipe”

    Nice manners.

  409. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    CC another stinker

    20 plus pitches per inning

    Totally inefficient

  410. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The Sox have let what some would consider franchise players walk.. They do pretty good self scouting and market evaluations, IMO. They’ve had clunkers too, or course, but generally they’ve done well here.
    ==================

    Letting Beltre go and trading for Agon did not work well. Lackey was a bust for 3 years, and Daisuke was a bust for 4/6 years. Crawford was awful. Becketts extension did not work well. Trading Arroyo for Willy mo Pena, bad. Renteria and Lugo, bust. Cameron-bust. Trading for Bailey (Reddick) and Melancon (Lowrie) did not work out.

    Other than Beltre, the free agents they let go did not hurt them, although the jury is out on Drew and Ellsbury.

    Dodgers saved them from themselves, and they have done pretty well in producing homegrown talent, although they had a bit of a drought from 2009-2012.

  411. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Good job by the pen holding them and some timely hitting and we can win this thing. Let’s go Yankees!!!!

  412. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue says:
    April 29, 2014 at 8:57 pm
    “The Sox have let what some would consider franchise players walk.. ”

    Name one who had been doing a good job for them.

    ———–

    Ellsbury….?

    :D

  413. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    JimK April 29th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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

    Pretty much..Granted CC has been almost BP especially in the last 2 innings…But our bats should have been able to pound the M’s pitcher

  414. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    CC needs a lot of luck to get by on 88-89. Did not get it tonight

  415. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    “Other than Beltre, the free agents they let go did not hurt them, although the jury is out on Drew and Ellsbury.”

    That’s my point. Ellsbury had problems there. Drew didn’t take their offer, right?

  416. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Betances is the guy you want to shut the door and save CC’s ERA

  417. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    It’s obvious this team does not like playing in the cold weather. They hit much better when it’s warm out. Old achy bones.

    =====

    Right …. It’s the weather ….. again. :lol:

  418. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Not luck, command like last outing.

  419. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    “Ellsbury….?

    :D

    Right. So we’re back at square one, where you said they had a history of doing it.

    :)

  420. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    CC just stinks now. I have been in denial for some time because he is such a good guy. But he just stinks. Very worried about this pitching staff.

  421. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Reunion: But again, if not for the umpires the Y’s would still be leading 2-0; the fact is every fan believes the umps are shortchanging their team.

  422. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    ftr since some troll said otherwise, gardner has considerably less strikeouts than the league leaders. Gardner entered the game with 20K (T43 in AL) while abe almonte came in with 36

  423. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Pete,

    Can’t speak for Shame..But I think since Teo left this Cherrington guy has done an exceptional job..Getting the Dodgers to get all those bad contracts was a masterpiece

  424. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    This could be the highest leverage spot in the game.

  425. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I didn’t say the Sox were good at dealing with other teams FAs. That’s another conversation entirely. But they’ve let winning talent go often: Manny, Damon, Paps, Nomar, Ells..these guys were very closely associated with the Red Sox brand.

  426. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Dang McCann! It’s his fault we are in first place with a 2.5 game lead. Cut him now!!!

  427. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    TheStraw April 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm
    Amazing…the Yanks give up a four run lead and Penny shows up for the first time in a week. And later she will complain that she is wrongly accused of being a troll.

    —-

    Except for the fact that I have been here since we were winning 1-0 pippy. Go put your mouth on an exhaust pipe.

    TheStraw April 29th, 2014 at 9:00 pm
    “Go put your mouth on an exhaust pipe”

    Nice manners.

    —-

    Nice manners? Calling me a troll is a pleasantry, when you don’t have enough brains to realize I’ve been here all night ? You obviously have the attention span of a gnat.

  428. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    nice pitch DB!

  429. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Shame, luis, and jerkface. I respect your opinion on the Yankees and Cano, and I can understand why you’d see it the way you do. I just don’t agree.

  430. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:02 pm
    NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    It’s obvious this team does not like playing in the cold weather. They hit much better when it’s warm out. Old achy bones.

    =====

    Right …. It’s the weather ….. again. :lol:

    —-

    If you know me I was being sarcastic. They never hit.. well aside from the same 2 or 3 players.

  431. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Isn’t there a minimum age requirement here? TheStraw, just ignore it . . . there was no one to play with in the sandbox today.

  432. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Come on Dellin, time for the cheese

  433. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    That was a huge CU!!!!!

  434. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Illness.

  435. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    He always looks so good. And he makes it look easy.

  436. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Phelps being in the rotation has given Betances this opportunity, so thanks Pineda?

    The door is almost slammed shut here. Just a bit more, Betances…

  437. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:04 pm
    Dang McCann! It’s his fault we are in first place with a 2.5 game lead. Cut him now!!!

    what exactly has he done other than be the worst offensive catcher in the MLB at the moment ? Yes read his stat line, worst BA (2nd to last) OBP SLG OPS worst in MLB.

  438. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Betances is good.

    luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Pete,

    Can’t speak for Shame..But I think since Teo left this Cherrington guy has done an exceptional job..Getting the Dodgers to get all those bad contracts was a masterpiece
    ===============

    It certainly worked well for them last year. Not sure how much credit Cherington gets for that though, just a perfect opportunity in a season the Red Sox waved the white flag. However, Agon having a monster season and Beckett has pitched well following his surgery (Red Sox tend to trade injured players like they did with Iglesias), so it might not look as good going forward (although it will help their bottom line).

  439. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    “the fact is every fan believes the umps are shortchanging their team.”

    The ALPHA AND OMEGA

  440. Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Hm that was pretty much a strike. Would have been nice to give him that and let him walk off the mound.

  441. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    the fact is every fan believes the umps are shortchanging their team.

    that has no relevance to whether or not the Yankees were negatively affected by umpiring tonight. CC was in that 5th inning. Brett Gardner was in his AB in the 5th inning.

  442. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Jerkface April 29th, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    Phelps being in the rotation has given Betances this opportunity, so thanks Pineda?

    The door is almost slammed shut here. Just a bit more, Betances…

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

    Well JF he has flashed 3 pitches tonight…The CU was awesome

  443. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Luis, thanks, I think. IMO CC was not exactly overpowering one of the weakest hitting teams in BB.

  444. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Crawford only played 116 games last year but he contributed pretty well and AGon has also been an above average 1B. Whether they’re worth their contracts or not is debatable, but the Dodgers are getting production from them. People frame them as busts sometimes.

  445. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm
    Isn’t there a minimum age requirement here? TheStraw, just ignore it . . . there was no one to play with in the sandbox today.

    Couldn’t you be a little more clever than that if you are gonna try and insult me? I do expect more from those with intellect greater than prepubescent female dogs.

  446. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Big Dellin restoring order at the big house!

  447. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Luis, Imagine for a minute the situation was reversed. Ellsbury Came up a Yankee. Cano, let’s say he played for the Cards. And Ells gets the 153M offer first week of FA. When he signed it. How many people would be saying, Yankees were smart not to pay that for an injury prone guy with one power year. Probably juiced with A-ROD. 85M was more than fair.

    NowCano: How much would the Yankees pay to bring a future HOF to NY with The power to RF that Robbie has? The same people would praise that contract.Hal is a god. He braught the best to Team Greedy. Hell, people thought CC’s second contract was good at the time too.

  448. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    YES!!!!!!! Now let’s win this game.

    Betances AGAIN comes up HUGE

  449. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Betances is pretty good.

  450. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Big shutdown by Betances. If they win this game that will be a big reason why.

  451. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Penny

    Your right, I don’t know you

  452. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Good job Betances. Kudos to Girardi and Rothschild for the great job they have done bringing Betances along the right way. It will pay off big time later in the year.

  453. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Bet is the best reliever in the Yankees bullpen. Period. Let DRob walk next year if he is getting big money; Betances can be the closer for a lot cheaper if necessary.

  454. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Come on boys let’s gut this one out.

  455. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Dominant once again.

    Hope we get to see Betances vs. Cano. :)

  456. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Betances!!..He is so hard to square up..They barely managed to get a foul fly out of the infield

  457. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    And that, boys and girls, is a very valuable tool in the tool box!

  458. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I haven’t talked about the Cano deal at all.

  459. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    As long as last years baseball card says a player was good, if he joins the Yankees he could bat .000 and people here would think he was awesome.

    I sorta remember the same thing with Tex, 3 years from now when McCaan’s stick proves to be worthless, people will start saying, “man this guy can’t hit!” It’s okay if what takes me 3 weeks to figure out takes you 3 years.. I sleep soundly when I consider your source.

  460. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    No walks or HR by CC tonight. Yankees lead league in fewest BB and most HR allowed by SP’ers.

  461. JimK April 29th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    It is the 6th inning and the Y’s have 3 hits off of a pitcher who I believe had an ERA over 5, but I guess that is not relevant.

    GOOD NIGHT ALL!!!!

  462. Hassey April 29th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Will be tough to pull off a third game in a row like this….with the bats in need of viagracialis

  463. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    Penny

    Your right, I don’t know you

    ===

    I’m text on a web page, that’s all.

  464. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Isn’t there a minimum age requirement here? TheStraw, just ignore it . . . there was no one to play with in the sandbox today.

    =====

    Pretty funny actually, I believe ‘Penny’ is the teenager who posted under a different name here last year.

    Now back to the game ….

  465. Hassey April 29th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Sori sux right now

  466. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I sorta remember the same thing with Tex, 3 years from now when McCaan’s stick proves to be worthless, people will start saying, “man this guy can’t hit!”
    ————————–
    Tex has 3 HR in the past week. Not sure it continues but it weakens your case

  467. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    Luis, Imagine for a minute the situation was reversed. Ellsbury Came up a Yankee. Cano, let’s say he played for the Cards. And Ells gets the 153M offer first week of FA. When he signed it. How many people would be saying, Yankees were smart not to pay that for an injury prone guy with one power year. Probably juiced with A-ROD. 85M was more than fair.

    NowCano: How much would the Yankees pay to bring a future HOF to NY with The power to RF that Robbie has? The same people would praise that contract.Hal is a god. He braught the best to Team Greedy. Hell, people thought CC’s second contract was good at the time too.

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

    QFT…I tip my cap sir…This pretty much sums it up..

  468. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    The offense is sleeping tonight…Wake up!!!

  469. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    WAIT !! Why is Robinson Cano wearing a Mariners uniform ???? WTH ???

  470. pkyankfan69 April 29th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    That 3-1 pitch to Soriano has been a ball all game and Zunino even dropped it and the blind ump still managed to call it a strike

  471. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Hopefully that break sparks us

  472. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    “Reunion: But again, if not for the umpires the Y’s would still be leading 2-0; the fact is every fan believes the umps are shortchanging their team.”

    JimK – and in some cases, it’s the truth. When you see three and four posters in a row ask where a pitch was, then you can be pretty sure it was a bad call on the part of the umpire. And the fact of the matter is that umpires are paid to get it right. Period.

    And just like you saw instant replay finally make its way here, and you’ve seen calls overturned because the umps got them wrong, in time we’ll see some electronics behind home plate. At that point, my enjoyment of the game will be much more complete. Because really, it isn’t asking a lot to have the game called correctly. I mean that’s what we all want, I would think.

  473. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Chris ‘CY’ Young

    What a joke, we should be battering this scrub if a few balls had fallen in

    Let’s go Yanks !!!!!!

  474. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Kay has a premonition Tex will score since he said it was 4-3

  475. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    gonna take another break, this team is punchless again. Wish I could just watch Solarte, Ichiro and Ellsbury hit without having to watch the rest of these worthless bats.

  476. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Good the ‘hook’ has arrived !

  477. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Please stop defending McCann. I’m not sure that anyone defends Soriano. But man, those guys are a couple of dead spots in the middle of the order.

  478. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I wonder how much longer Girardi will still consider Beltran the everyday RFer? He doesn’t cover any ground out there anymore and Ichiro catches all of these balls easy.

  479. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    “That 3-1 pitch to Soriano has been a ball all game and Zunino even dropped it and the blind ump still managed to call it a strike”

    Again, some of us actually want the game called correctly. It must mean there’s something wrong with us…

  480. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    ——–
    TRUTH!

    I mean I love how people are making this really complicated tonight. But it’s really simple.

    Whatever the Yankees do = Good

    Let a player go = Good

    Sign a player = Good

    See how simple the conversation really is all about.

  481. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    TY..An extra out, let’s see if we can something out of it

  482. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Please stop defending McCann
    ——-

    I wonder if it’s just a slow start for him or something else. The Braves are a very good run organization and they didn’t even attempt to bring him back. I know they probably can’t afford that kind of contract but maybe they knew he was hurt or in decline.

  483. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Mariners defense giving away outs. Should be 4 outs this inning.

    The problem with the offense is its weak middle of the order. Neither Beltran , Tex, McCann or Soriano is a true # 3-#4 hitter IMO. They can still score runs without that elite hitter because they have a deep lineup 1-9 (at least as long as Solarte hits), but they have to hit better with RISP.

  484. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Pass :roll:

  485. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Weak sauce.

  486. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    UnKnown – Careful now. I’m sure if “SweetCheeks” was here he’d agree with you.

  487. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Trisha,

    I think Jimk is just saying that despite the bad calls, our offense should have pound this pitcher..The fact that we only have 3 hits says it all..He is not arguing if you are right or not with Ump’s zone

  488. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    gonna take another break, this team is punchless again. Wish I could just watch Solarte, Ichiro and Ellsbury hit without having to watch the rest of these worthless bats.

    =====

    Sandbox time ?

    Couldn’t resist ….

  489. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    bbb,

    Here it is…

  490. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    upper deck is making alot of noise considering how empty the lower deck is.

  491. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    “Trisha,

    I think Jimk is just saying that despite the bad calls, our offense should have pound this pitcher..The fact that we only have 3 hits says it all..He is not arguing if you are right or not with Ump’s zone”

    luis, I have no problem with that argument.

    I am nuts with bad plate calls. But I’ve been saying that for years. All I want it for the umps to get it right. The only way that’s going to happen is for electronics behind the plate. It is wrong for a pitcher, any pitcher, to have to get more than 3 strikes for an out.

  492. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    B O O O O O O !!!!!!!!!!!

  493. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Ok I will say it…Cano makes that play in his sleep..Oh wait!!

  494. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Where was Jeter on that play, thats a play the SS usually makes

  495. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    good pitch to cano

  496. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Dellin concentrate on the batter, he is not going anywhere

  497. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Look at Cano actually running hard lol

  498. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Yankees better know how to get Cano out, jsut don’t throw him strikes. He swings at more balls than Vlad Guerrero ! Like most do that go thru Kevin Long’s tutorage.

  499. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    What!!!??

  500. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Lazy Bast*erd jogging to 2nd base.

  501. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Coming into tonights game the Yankees had allowed the fewest SB in the AL, and led the league in pitch framing

  502. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:28 pm
    Where was Jeter on that play, thats a play the SS usually makes

    —-

    waiting for the replay ?

  503. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    “trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I am nuts with bad plate calls. But I’ve been saying that for years. All I want it for the umps to get it right. ”

    I’m old school. I would just settle for being consistent within the game.

  504. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    3 K’s

  505. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    another great pitch to get hart!

    he is really on his game tonight!

  506. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Seattle is the type of team we should pound …. except when Felix is on the hill

    We can pull this ‘stinker’ out !!!

  507. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    “Dellin concentrate on the batter, he is not going anywhere.”

    Have to hold runners close, anyone can go. Stole that on the pitcher.

  508. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Ok I will say it…Cano makes that play in his sleep..Oh wait!!
    ———-

    Duh. See it many many times.

  509. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I think the Yanks are shifting too much sometimes. They are second in baseball in shifting this year and it seems like the Yanks have gone crazy with it.

  510. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm
    Look at Cano actually running hard lol

    It’s EGO driven. Once he gets out of NY he’ll go back to sleep collecting his millions out of the limelight.

  511. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    That’s it Derek. Talk’em into a CS. He listens to you.

  512. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    you’re right, luis. the offense should pound this pitcher. but that had no effect on CC’s half of the 5th inning.

  513. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm
    Lazy Bast*erd jogging to 2nd base.

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

    I’ll say this..Cano’s stealing 2nd says more about us than it says about him..Betances is real slow toward the plate

  514. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    “I’m old school. I would just settle for being consistent within the game.”

    If you’re old school, you should want MLB rules to trump. They are extremely specific about the dimensions of the strike zone. We should never hear that any one umpire has a low zone, a high zone, etc. There’s one flippin’ zone. Learn it and use it, dammit!

  515. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Dealing Dellin!!

  516. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 9:29 pm
    “trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I am nuts with bad plate calls. But I’ve been saying that for years. All I want it for the umps to get it right. ”

    I’m old school. I would just settle for being consistent within the game.

    —-

    nah, let the umps continue to stink, we’ll just add replay everywhere even in the parking lots “just in case”.

  517. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Imagine if you could get Betances to do this for 6 IP? if Pineda is out for a stretch they might need to consider it

  518. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    kind of a hanging breaker but it locked up smoak.

  519. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Wow Betances is the bomb. Betcha YF is really enjoying this part of the game!

  520. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Captain Clutch says:
    April 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm
    I think the Yanks are shifting too much sometimes. They are second in baseball in shifting this year and it seems like the Yanks have gone crazy with it.

    ——–

    It’s probably too small of a sample size at this point to determine if they’re doing it effectively or not but it was disappointing to see they were so ineffective with it last year.

  521. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    pete2,

    To me..Is a no brainer..This kid is especial

  522. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    pete2, what would be interesting would be to be able to know whether or not Betances could be a starter. Nobody knows that one way or the other now, certainly nobody here.

  523. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    pete2 says:
    April 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm
    Imagine if you could get Betances to do this for 6 IP? if Pineda is out for a stretch they might need to consider it

    ———–

    It’s one of those things you know they’d never do but still wish they’d try.

  524. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    terrible throw by ichiro!

  525. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Well that stinks…Lazy butt Cano stealing a base was the most annoying part. But this game is over anyway.

  526. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    wouldnt’ have had him at the plate to ichiro probably over muscled it trying to get it there fast.

  527. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Man that sucks… I’m still trying to process that I just saw Robbie steal a base lol.

  528. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    A couple of cheap hits.

    I don’t think you should shift too much with Betances, he’s not easy to pull.

  529. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Back to the dog house Dellin!!…He allows a run that has more to do with the defensive alignment and he takes the ball out of his hands

  530. willwill April 29th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    option betances, he’s a bum. he gave up a hit that should of been ruled an error to a slow runner and another shift aided hit

  531. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    They’d put Phelps back in the rotation before stretching out Betances.

  532. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    mlb.tv crapped out on me just as the kraken came in… did he look as good as it sounded?

  533. Reunion April 29th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Man that sucks… I’m still trying to process that I just saw Robbie steal a base lol.

    nauseating

  534. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    “Back to the dog house Dellin!!…He allows a run that has more to do with the defensive alignment and he takes the ball out of his hands”

    luis, maybe it has nothing to do with the dog house. Can you ever give Girardi the benefit of the doubt?

  535. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    “I’m old school. I would just settle for being consistent within the game.”

    If you’re old school, you should want MLB rules to trump. They are extremely specific about the dimensions of the strike zone. We should never hear that any one umpire has a low zone, a high zone, etc. There’s one flippin’ zone. Learn it and use it, dammit!
    ===================

    There really is not one zone. LHB’ers have a wider zone than RHB’ers and both have a wider zone than the actual, its its getting wider year by year. If umps called the zone strictly by the plate dimensions, there would be 15 walks a game and 15 runs a game.

    Part of the game is learning the umps zone and getting the ump to call balls strikes with pitch framing. I am ok with the status quo so long as there is no bias.
    I would like MLB to assign umpires to work behind the plate based on performance at a much higher salary and scrap the rotation, but I guess the union won’t allow it.

    Also, electronic zones are not 100% accurate now so its not a possibility.

  536. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    theres probably an equal chance that if you put betances back to starting he would turn back into the terrible starter he was before they switched him to relief.

    when they moved him, he was basically on the verge of being released. he had been demoted back to aa and failed there.

    its possible that he could take what he’s learned since then and put it all together or its possible it all falls apart again as he expands his repetoire.

    while i was a big fan of him when he first got to trenton as a starter, id leave him right where he is because he’s succeeding where he was failing before.

  537. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Better Chicken..Better..He used the CU tonight..Is nasty..What the hell this kid is doing in the BP is beyond me

  538. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    There really is one zone. Read the rules. The rules are supposed to trump, by the way..

  539. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:36 pm
    Back to the dog house Dellin!!…He allows a run that has more to do with the defensive alignment and he takes the ball out of his hands

    40 pitches.

  540. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Bad shift lol

  541. SluggerBro April 29th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    That run is 90% on McCann in my opinion. He saw Cano had a huge lead and didn’t call for betances to throw over at first. Allowed him to steal 2nd, and then after Ackley had 3 great fouls off Betance’s fastball he called for ANOTHER FASTBALL instead of his strikeout pitch the curve. I really can’t remember seeing a guy worse at pitch calling than McCann so far this year. The other 10% is on Girardi for that idiotic shift on Cano he had.

  542. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Enough with the shifts to a AAA lineup

  543. GregD April 29th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Mariners on the verge of blowing this open

  544. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    A reliever throws over 35 pitches and gives up a run and when he’s taken out for a fresh arm it’s the managers fault. Go figure.

  545. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    The status quo as long as there’s no bias. Great idea! So let an umpire who doesn’t give the outside of the plate call them all wrong and a pitcher who lives on the corners will get screwed. But as long as there’s no bias.

    Ridiculous.

  546. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Betances is slow to the plate, he is 6’8″.

  547. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Trisha,

    The game is already 3 runs down..Give him the chance to get out of the mess…That quick hook shows lack of trust

  548. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    thanks Luis

  549. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    This is an embarrassing game for the Yanks

  550. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Slip slidin’ away . . .

  551. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    BABIP is unhappy with us. Someone must be sacrificed to appease the BABIP Gods

  552. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    bbb,

    Didn’t see the pitch count…That’s a good point..I take back what I said

  553. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Zunino !

    Montero who ?

  554. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    It wasn’t a quick hook, he was at 40 pitches, Girardi is not converting him into a starter, no matter how much some of us think they should.

  555. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    yeah, that SB was totally on betances, he is very long to the plate.

    you’re just hating on mccann.

  556. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    And talk to jerkface about whether or not there are electronics that can get it right.

  557. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Frustrating inning, shift beat 3 times and a broken bat bloop.

  558. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Scoring 3 runs with 9 outs left shouldn’t feel impossible. But I can’t say I’ve felt confident in these spots over the last couple of years.

  559. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    “you’re just hating on mccann.”

    You’ve noticed?

    ;)

  560. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Well we actually need 4 and that’s just to tie.

  561. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    “Trisha,

    The game is already 3 runs down..Give him the chance to get out of the mess…That quick hook shows lack of trust”

    luis, it wasn’t a quick hook.

  562. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    bojo/godner -if youre out there. An irreverent comment or two is called for … I’m fresh out :)

  563. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Roberts basically cost us the game tonight. Oh well. Figures on a night Cano came back.

    Still time for a heck of a comeback.

  564. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Love the Harper commercial with “Welcome to the Jungle”.

  565. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    And luis, I say this with respect to you, but when it comes to players you’re high on, I believe that you and a few others here refuse to show any patience and immediately see bias on the part of Girardi or the Yankees, when the truth is they are absolutely giving the players time and increasing the time as the players progress.

  566. exiledintampa April 29th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Or is that Jim Rome.

  567. SweetSpot April 29th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    What if it is a lack of trust? Girardi is the manager it’s his call, he should do what he thinks best and at the end of the year he will be judged on the results.

  568. bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    What a crap game. Ump stole 2 strike outs form CC in the 5th but he still laid down because that’s who he is now. Just an average pitcher.

    A bunch of cheap hits since. I’m ok with losing this game because this is baseball and one game means virtually nothing. But don’t lay down offensively. This a bad team the Yanks are playing. Lets at least show some character a put together some competitive at bats the rest of the way.

  569. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Trisha,

    Read my post to bbb…I didn’t see the pitch count..I took back everything I said

  570. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Let’s get 2 this inning and 2 next and one in the ninth. BOOM

  571. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    trisha, I can tell you that while the rules have been unchanged regarding strike zones for decades the interpretations of the rules have changed many times. Life is not as simple as you see it.

    Umps are monitored and graded, and the fact that the strike zone expands year by year suggest MLB is sanctioning the wider zone than the rules call for.

    The only electronic system in use now is pitch f/x and it is not 100% accurate. That’s a fact.

  572. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    suzuki getting it started! lets get 2 back here!

  573. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    “Trisha,

    Read my post to bbb…I didn’t see the pitch count..I took back everything I said”

    Didn’t see it. I have trouble wading through posts in a game thread!

    :)

  574. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    “chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 9:48 pm
    bojo/godner -if youre out there. An irreverent comment or two is called for … I’m fresh out ”

    I was there earlier although I think I’m a bit too dry tonight ( in every sense of the word).

  575. bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    And where the hell are the fans? This is now becoming a real issue.

  576. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Good evening!

    This seems one of those games you’re going to lose, no matter what. It happens. At least we saw Betances as a fireman, and he delivered. His CU was at Johan’s territory.

    ——————————–

    After the stolen base, Jeter to Cano: “I’m getting a plaque at monument’park”. Cano replied: “I’m getting an extra month of vacations the next ten years”

  577. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:51 pm
    ——–

    Oh No. Just let them all moan on and on about it. When everyone is dead and umps are still the ones calling balls and strikes then all this crying is really going to pay off. :grin:

    JUICE ROBERTS YOU SUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKK

  578. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    “Umps are monitored and graded, and the fact that the strike zone expands year by year suggest MLB is sanctioning the wider zone than the rules call for. ”

    Baloney. You’re talking about an organization that promised to review instant replay a good 4 years ago and just got around to it. It has nothing to do with sanctioning squat. It has everything to do with their absolutely laziness when it comes to enforcing their own rules!

  579. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    yo so Brian Roberts is some garbage

  580. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    How long do we have to continue seeing Roberts play? He is beyond horrible and totally washed up.

  581. RYUKINGDOM April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I want Robets long gone when Ryan is activated. He’s not smooth and botches most double plays.

  582. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    get Dean Anna back on the squad and get Roberts out of here.

  583. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Yeah, just like Unknown knew there’d never be instant replay. She’s really a good barometer – of nothing,

  584. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    And where the hell are the fans? This is now becoming a real issue.
    ==================

    Its a miserable weekday night against a bad team. Of course, Canos return should have attracted some but lets face it, the best place to watch a game is from home. Free food and drinks, posting on a game thread, channel surfing between innings, warm and dry, maybe more if the Mrs agrees

  585. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    godner – understood :) just looking for a laugh… the tone of the blog tonight has leached the cheerfulness from me :)

  586. luis April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    bigdan,

    I think they are shifting way too much..Especially for a pitcher like Betances and a SS with little range like Jeter

  587. SluggerBro April 29th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Brian Roberts HAS to go already.

  588. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Seriously why is Roberts the everyday 2nd basemen still? Did I miss something? His defense and offense is awful.

  589. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    And luis, I say this with respect to you, but when it comes to players you’re high on, I believe that you and a few others here refuse to show any patience and immediately see bias on the part of Girardi or the Yankees, when the truth is they are absolutely giving the players time and increasing the time as the players progress.

    ====

    Absolutely ! Nice post !

  590. Hankflorida April 29th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    If Cashman dream is of having a team built on contact hitters, the Seattle Banjo’s gave the Yankees a lesson tonight on how it is done of “hit em where they ain’t.” They went with the pitch and beat the shift. This is the the way the Yankees have to play as they have to keep the line moving. As for CC, this is the way he is going to pitch moving the ball in and out with high pitch counts. Sometimes it will work, and it will be tougher against Punch and Judy hitters who are not going to try and pull the outside pitch.

  591. UnKnown April 29th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Hey No Worries Guys, I have a feeling this game is going to be played again tomorrow as part of a double header with a new plate ump. Of course it won’t matter cause he will suck too and be out to screw the Yanks. Que Sera Sera :lol:

    My babysitting shift is over at Lohud tonight. See ya on the flip sight. Save some tears for tomorrow. :grin:

  592. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I don’t like replay in the regular season. I do want it for the playoffs. Part of the game is complaining about the umps. Of course, even replay does not get the call right all the time

  593. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Negativity abounds here now …..

    BOO !!!!!!!

  594. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Hola jmv!

  595. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Two more AB’s (innings) coming

    LET’S GO BOYZ !!!!!!

  596. longtimefan April 29th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Sizemore is a better option at 2nd than Roberts, Roberts looks like just interested in collecting a pay check

  597. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Well no matter how tonight ends, it appears the Yankees will still retain first place by at least 2 games.

    :)

  598. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Roberts had no chance on that bunt.

  599. luis April 29th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Good night Unknown..Have a good one

  600. luis April 29th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I am out too..GN all

  601. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    bigdan22 says:
    April 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm
    What a crap game. Ump stole 2 strike outs form CC in the 5th but he still laid down because that’s who he is now. Just an average pitcher.

    ————–

    The one thing I’ve really not liked about CC lately is how he seems to get frustrated by stuff like this and ends up flustered on the mound. We’ve seen him give up some crap hits and have it be a catalyst to poor innings and have also seen him get squeezed and end up in the same situation. I thought of him as being more mentally tough than that, but I know he’s dealing with a different arsenal now and is trying to make adjustments. The focus he needs to utilize in every AB can just be something that’s taken getting used to.

  602. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    they havent shown many wide shots of the crowd, so its hard to tell how many are there, but how many did people expect on probably the coldest wettest baseball night of the year against the Mariners?

  603. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    night Luis

  604. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    “I don’t like replay in the regular season. I do want it for the playoffs. Part of the game is complaining about the umps. Of course, even replay does not get the call right all the time”

    It gets the call right more than it doesn’t.

    I care about accuracy. I care about knowing that the players won or lost the game, and not lousy calls by the umpires. There isn’t a question that it should be that way. Otherwise, look at this stuff for fun and don’t really worry about whether your team wins or loses. And complain about the umps!

  605. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Hola Glenn!

    I was trying to loosen the mood, too, but it’s a tough crowd tonight, LOL

    Good night, UK

  606. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Bad call messes with Canos BA. No worries, his money is guaranteed for 10 years.
    He should shave the beard though, looks awful. Same with Joba.

  607. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    If Cano had stuck around Roberts wouldn’t even be discussed. :lol:

  608. luis April 29th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Shame,

    He gets frustrated alright…But mostly by his inability to use his pure stuff to right the ship..He is adjusting and he will be fine..But an ace, never again…

  609. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Gee someone in the US bailing on a game before it ends. Now THAT’S a true fan!

    LMAO

    :lol:

  610. bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Roller 3 hits and a double tonight. OPS must be close to 1.500 again. Do you have any idea how crazy that is? It’s not like 20 ABs. It’s close to 60 now.

  611. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Still 6 outs to go. Plenty of time for 4+ runs

  612. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    that’s a terrible call by the 3B ump!

  613. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Ys Guy – are you a Cano fan, meaning were you upset by the trade? I don’t remember.

  614. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Hi, Shame

    CC needs to get a peace of mind with guys on base. He hasn’t been as bad as his numbers show

  615. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Uh oh ….. here is that ‘bum’ McCann. :lol:

  616. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Damn !

  617. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    McCann takes some gigantic swings. It seems like he is always thinking RF porch…another terrible at bat for him.

  618. hardwired7 April 29th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Brian McCan’t

    Can’t wait until he gets hot. He’s much better than this.

  619. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    im a yankees fan, so of course i was a cano fan. but i didnt want the yankees to go over 7 seasons and i dont blame cano for taking the extra money.

    that has nothing to do with the terrible ‘checked swing’ call out of cano last inning. that was a terrible call!

  620. Yankees_Fan April 29th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Im starting to get worried about the lack of a fight from this team. Whenever the other team grabs a lead bigger than two, it seems they can only have bad at-bats and put zeros on the scoreboard. GIMME A COMEBACK-FROM-BEHIND WIN!!!

    Also, Brian Roberts is my least liked 2014 Yankee. Would rather have Anna, Sizemore or anybody else there. Solarte can be the everyday second baseman. Its his main position in the minors, right?

  621. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Wrong fence Sori.

  622. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Tex can make this a 1 run game with 1 swing.

  623. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    “im a yankees fan, so of course i was a cano fan. but i didnt want the yankees to go over 7 seasons and i dont blame cano for taking the extra money.

    that has nothing to do with the terrible ‘checked swing’ call out of cano last inning. that was a terrible call!”

    Wasn’t sure from some of your posts. That’s why I asked.

  624. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    The lineup really goes downhill after you get past Beltran. These guys really need to pick it up. I think that McCann will but Soriano’s at bat make me sick.

  625. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Everyone’s going for the porch. I guess they can’t bring themselves to think “one run at the time” this late in the game.

  626. Yankees_Fan April 29th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Soriano is sad right now, especially when Almonte could be on his place…

  627. Brock April 29th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Yanks’ daunting power hitters deliver again. McCann is trash. Soriano is, well, Soriano.

  628. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    so the 2 and 3 hitters get on then 4 5 6 K K weak ground out to first. We need better RBI guys.

  629. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Dang.

  630. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    The middle of the order is brutal…

  631. bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Three hits and a homer for Judge. My boy Ford back in the lineup with two walks. Andujar showing some spunk with three hits and two doubles (made 8th error tho, wow!). Youngins down in Charleston have been playing well for awhile now. Very interesting team.

  632. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    luis – I agree the frustration is turned inward but I think he ends up making mental mistakes with subsequent batters as a result. He allows it to snowball more so than in the past. It’s just something to watch for.

  633. Yankees_Fan April 29th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    trisha- true pinstriped blue says: April 29, 2014 at 10:13 pm Everyone’s going for the porch. I guess they can’t bring themselves to think “one run at the time” this late in the game.
    ———————–

    And thats why we suck once we trail by more than two or three runs.

  634. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    “Shame Spencer says:
    April 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm
    luis – I agree the frustration is turned inward but I think he ends up making mental mistakes with subsequent batters as a result. He allows it to snowball more so than in the past. It’s just something to watch for.”

    This

  635. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Saltalamacchia having quite a start. 5 HR, 950 OPS. Not a McCann basher but I thought Saltalamachhia made more sense for a team on a budget and with some good catching prospects

  636. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    The sad thing is I think that McCann is the only one that is better than he is showing. Tex has been bad for a couple of years, Soriano is old and this is what he is, Roberts is finished. No one scares you in this lineup. Beltran and Ellsbury are the onlly good bats right now.

  637. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    It’s like two different Beltrans, one at the basepaths and another at RF. Wonder if the crash is restraining him

  638. Hassey April 29th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Will need to beat Felix to take this series

  639. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    bigdan – I haven’t had the opportunity to see Judge yet but I’m already envisioning a Paul Bunyon type outfielder with speed… Guess I need to make more use of my MiLB.tv account so I can validate. On the other hand, maybe I shouldn’t watch so I can continue to dream about what an impact player he will be :)

  640. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    “It’s like two different Beltrans, one at the basepaths and another at RF. Wonder if the crash is restraining him”

    Good point.

  641. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Note for the scouting report: Ackley can bat FBs. Please don’t use them

  642. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    5-9 for Seattle 10-22 tonight

  643. BoJo April 29th, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t know if many here remember Frank Howard when he was playing with the Senators. Big power low average….until Ted Williams took over as manager and got Howard to spread out this stance.

    What I am hearing about Judge reminds me of Howard.

  644. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    pete – McCann is without a doubt the better player but you weren’t alone on that front. I think McCann will come around. Not sure if he’s just pressing or if it can be attributed to him being a generally slow starter. Whatever the case may be, it would be nice if he turned things around sooner rather than later. He’s gotta be a contributor for this team to be successful.

  645. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Yankees in first place, Seattle next to last. It’s just another illustration of “on any given day, any team can win in baseball.”

  646. willwill April 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Mcann is a career .250 hitter, right? Did you think he was gonna bash 40 homers and be giambi while batting .250? Unlikely.

  647. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    You would think they would let fans from the lousy seats occupy those good seats later in the game like they do at other parks

  648. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Either last fall or the year before (I can’t remember which), I was in the same hotel as Zunino in Phoenix… Ran into him in the lobby… Seemed like a really nice guy and looked like he was about 16 :)

  649. willwill April 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    i thought the signing from an offensive standpoint was dumb.,

  650. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    jmv says:
    April 29, 2014 at 10:22 pm
    Note for the scouting report: Ackley can bat FBs. Please don’t use them

    ———–

    :lol:

  651. NYY fan in NH April 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Just a brutal game tonight. It’s Tanaka or bust I guess

  652. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    “pete – McCann is without a doubt the better player but you weren’t alone on that front. I think McCann will come around. Not sure if he’s just pressing or if it can be attributed to him being a generally slow starter. Whatever the case may be, it would be nice if he turned things around sooner rather than later. He’s gotta be a contributor for this team to be successful.”

    Good post Shame.

  653. bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I talked about this yesterday. Way too many outs from the middle of the order. Beltran, McCann and Soriano. Tex, unbelievably, is the only one holding his own. Offense is not on track.

    But honestly, long term, it’s the pitching that’s key. If CC keeps laying down like this, with all the other question marks in the rotation, it could be a very long season.

    Let’s not get fooled by early success. The Yanks need more than Tanaka to win this year.

  654. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    pete – McCann is without a doubt the better player but you weren’t alone on that front. I think McCann will come around.
    ==================

    I agree with that I am just saying the extra 10 million could have been spent elsewhere and fewer years means someone like Sanchez or Murphy would not be blocked since his contract would be more easily moved than McCanns.

  655. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Solarte reminds me of Gary Sheffield… A superfast swing, but really ugly when he doesn’t make contact.

    Nice Ichi!

  656. bigdan22 April 29th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I’m sorry, if Ellsbury can’t play tomorrow DL his ass. I’m tired of this. Almonte is ready. Bring him up and let him play. Let Ellsbury get well.

  657. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Ichiro should be the everyday RFer, Beltran DH and Soriano on the bench. They need Ichiro’s defense out there and he has been hitting so let him play.

  658. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I believe McCann will come around.

    I think it’s pretty crazy for any micro-analysis of anything at this point.

  659. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    unless they pull this one out the mets will have the same record as the yankees.

  660. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Just in case I haven’t made my position clear within the last year – I think Rodney is a tool. That is all. Carry on.

  661. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I don’t love Salty but 3/21 was a good deal for him and he’s not a guy you’d ever let block young talent.

  662. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Never*

  663. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    If anyone can blow it, Rodney can.

  664. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    replacing soriano’s offense with ichiros would be a big step down for this offense.

    mccann is streaky, he’ll be fine eventually.

    i had very low expectations for roberts which he is meeting.

  665. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    At this point I say go for three straight swings and let’s game this over.

    And as soon as I say it, Roberts doubles.

  666. jmv April 29th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    “I think Rodney is a tool”

    A total understatement

  667. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Anything can be analyzed at any point in time. The conclusions are just less certain with smaller samples

  668. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    pete – Lol, we’re of one mind on this. Comparing them going forward could be interesting should McCann regress as Tex did.

  669. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Tying run is on deck. Games not over with Rodney on the mound

  670. rm April 29th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    lets wake up and win this one now

  671. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Godnerian hit.

  672. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Gardner has to run before the Jeter DP

  673. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Oh man a comeback would be sweet…

  674. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    OH BABY ! !

  675. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    No Jete please no.

  676. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    “Anything can be analyzed at any point in time. The conclusions are just less certain with smaller samples”

    Hence my point about micro-analysis and statements that sound so deafeningly definitive…

  677. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    gotta win this one for the crazies still in the park !

    (and the semi-crazies still watching on tv)

  678. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    willwill April 29th, 2014 at 10:25 pm
    Mcann is a career .250 hitter, right? Did you think he was gonna bash 40 homers and be giambi while batting .250? Unlikely.

    LOLOLOL! Thank you. Girardi and some here think McMartin McCan’t is a legit cleanup hitter. I wonder how long it takes to start batting this guy 8th or better yet, let our pitchers hit and DH for him.. he is not being a slow starter, he is failing on every level and that is who he will be as a NYY. One day people will see the writing on the wall though…

  679. Captain Clutch April 29th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    That was an ugly at bat for Jeter. Swinging at anything in sight….

  680. bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Bad chase by Jeter.

  681. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Strike out better than DP. Now for the 3R HR

  682. Ys Guy April 29th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    c’mon carlos!

  683. ac1 April 29th, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    How does gardner not attempt a steal during jeter’s ab

  684. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Rodney should be fined for wearing his hat like a punk

    Like the shirt being untucked or socks falling down

    What a clown

  685. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    And why would you bother trying to analyze anything with a small sample. It makes no sense unless you lack perspective or have the need to overanalyze.

  686. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:35 pm
    pete – Lol, we’re of one mind on this. Comparing them going forward could be interesting should McCann regress as Tex did.

    he’s nothing special to begin with, so to regress is funny. I mean he is a 20HR hitter in the NL who doesnt hit for avg. Anyone thinking that he’ll be that or better than that in the AL East is in fantasy land.

  687. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    And why would you bother trying to analyze anything with a small sample. It makes no sense unless you lack perspective or have the need to overanalyze.
    ================

    All data should be analyzed no matter the size. Just have to temper conclusions.

  688. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Nothing screams adolescent more than LOLOLOL.

  689. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    “All data should be analyzed no matter the size. Just have to temper conclusions.”

    Ridiculous. Why analyze then?

  690. I am Brett Godner April 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    What a load.

  691. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Too close to take that one Beltran.

  692. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Hey, it was going to go or it wasn’t.

    Lousy game, turn the page.

  693. Can of Corn April 29th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Let’s get em tomorrow BOYZ !

  694. NYY_Girl_Penny April 29th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    P.S. ichiro and his ultra-hot bat should be playing every night at least hitting as DH if not fielding.

  695. pete2 April 29th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    “All data should be analyzed no matter the size. Just have to temper conclusions.”

    Ridiculous. Why analyze then?
    ===============

    If you have to ask you can not comprehend the answer.

  696. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    No pete2, with a small sample all you continue to do is watch. It’s not necessary to frenetically break down stats and then decide the rest of time, as sometimes happen here. That’s a game for the uneducated or the young.

  697. BoJo April 29th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    bbb51 April 29th, 2014 at 10:33 pm
    If anyone can blow it, Rodney can.
    —-
    You sound like the director of adult films.

  698. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 29th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    “If you have to ask you can not comprehend the answer.”

    Thanks for the laugh. I comprehend too well. That’s the problem.

  699. chicken_stanley April 29th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    mlb.tv crapped out on me early…. I switched over to John and Suzyn…. now the post game has crapped out… It was just not meant for me to follow this game. On the plus side, by not being able to watch the game, I didn’t have to see Rodney shoot his arrow… so, I guess there’s that.

  700. Shame Spencer April 29th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    What are you trying to analyze with a small sample size? At least in terms of player productivity data, we’re not confined to the 20ish games played this season.

  701. michaellord6 April 29th, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Get Ichiro in the OF.
    Have Beltran DH. Sori needs to rest.
    McCann needs some cojotes.
    Tex needs gummies.
    Pineda needs the Roger Clemens stuff.
    CC needs some cookies he’s too skinny.
    Bring back Mo.
    Have ARod wear Brian Roberts jersey and play 2nd maybe they won’t notice.
    Trade the next 35 first round picks for Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.
    Fire Cashman. Hire michaellord6.

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