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Game 82: Yankees (41-40) vs. Rays (36-49)

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Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner LF

2. Derek Jeter SS

3. Jacoby Ellsbury CF

4. Mark Teixeira 1B

5. Carlos Beltran DH

6. Alfonso Soriano RF

7. Brian Roberts 2B

8. Francisco Cervelli C

9. Yangervis Solarte 3B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Rays lineup

1. Desmond Jennings CF

2. Ben Zobrist SS

3. Matt Joyce LF

4. Evan Longoria 3B

5. James Loney 1B

6. Logan Forsythe 2B

7. Cole Figueroa DH

8. Jose Molina C

9. Kevin Kiermaier RF

David Price LHP

 

Umpires: Alfonso Marquez HP, Paul Schrieber 1B, Ted Barrett 2B, Will Little 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM

Weather: partly cloudy, 85 degrees

 

Downturn: The Yankees have lost three in a row. Their longest losing streak of the season has been four games, done three times. The team has also dropped seven of its last nine. It is 10-9 in the last 19 games and 12-11 in the last 23.

Wild side: Yankees pitchers have issued eight walks in each of the last two games, the first time that has happened (at least eight walks in consecutive games) since 2009.

Price is right: David Price, who may be available on the trade market before the deadline, is 6-7 with a 3.63 ERA and 144 strikeouts and 14 walks in 124 innings.

 

Update, 7:20: Good start for Kuroda, gives up a leadoff single to Jennings and that’s it. Cervelli made a nice catch on a foul ball near the Rays’ dugout.

Update, 7:35: Price walks Gardner to start the inning, then gets the next three. The Yankees began the game with a collective .252 average.

Update, 7:43: Kuroda gives up a one-out single and that’s it. He’s coming off two solid starts in a row.

Update, 7:52: The Yankees are still after their first hit after two innings against Price.

Update, 7:58: Kuroda looking sharp so far, 1-2-3 third.

Update, 8:05: The Yankees not looking sharp against Price, another 1-2-3 inning. He has retired nine in a row since the walk to Gardner to open the first. Price has 4 Ks. He came in with five straight double-digit strikeout games, a Tampa Bay record.

Update, 8:15: Forsythe bounces an RBI single through the middle in the fourth, 1-0 Rays.

Update, 8:22: Jeter gets the Yankees’ first hit, double to left-center to open the fourth against Price. Career double No. 534, tying Lou Gehrig for first on the franchise’s all-time list.

Update, 8:27: The Rays botched a rundown after Price caught Ellsbury leaving early from first. Zobrist hit Ellsbury with the throw between first and second, and Jeter scores, 1-1. Ellsbury gets credited with a steal.

Update, 8:38: Kuroda works out of a first-and-third, two-out jam, getting Longoria to pop to second. Heading to the last of the fifth.

Update, 8:50: The Yankees got their third hit, a single by Solarte with two outs, but they also struck out twice in the inning. Price has six Ks.

Update, 8:52: Loney solo shot to the Yankees’ bullpen, 2-1 in the sixth.

Update, 9:17: Jeter gets on second with no outs and the Yankees don’t score.

Update, 9:40: Price four-hitter through seven. I believe he’s at 118 pitches. Kuroda stays in to start the eighth.

Update, 9:52: Kuroda gets out of a second-and-third, one-out problem, has allowed the two runs and nine hits over eight. Price is out, Jake McGee is on.

Update, 10:00: Yankees go down 1-2-3. David Huff on for the ninth.

Update, 10:07: Huff works a perfect inning. Grant Balfour will try to close it out.

Update, 10:25: Yankees leave two on and lose 2-1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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466 Responses to “Game 82: Yankees (41-40) vs. Rays (36-49)”

  1. mick July 1st, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    we get it up for Price, get em by the 5th again Go Yanks!

  2. tomingeorgia July 1st, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Go, boys, we need a win tonight.

  3. mick July 1st, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    jmills July 1st, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY#
    =============================
    A young Stills and a young Young….good choice.

  4. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Let the 2nd half begin

  5. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Mason Williams doesnot right man. Ala Rivers, runs to the wall and turns around: piece of
    Cake and that ball was hit fairly hard.

  6. mick July 1st, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Should we shout GGGGOOOOAAALLLL when the Yanks score a run.

  7. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    My internet has been out for a bit so listening to last night’s game on the radio was fun because John Sterling just sounded sick to announce the batting stats of every yankee that came to the plate.

    At one point he announced Brian Roberts and his pathetic stats and said,”Wow it just doesn’t sound like a Yankee lineup, does it, Susan?”

    By the way the team should definitely cut Brian Roberts and replace him with Refsnyder or Pirela. Or bench him if they are too scared to cut him. He is going to be making PA bonuses every 25-50 plate appearances now which will increase his contract to close to 5 million.
    Payin 5 million for a player that is 15% worse than league average and not even strong defensively when you can easily get rid of him is atrocious.

    This yankee team can only field 3 hitters that are above league average right now, 4 if you count Solarte but he has been way below average for 2 months now and eventually will get there if he doesn’t turn it around. (He was their #1 hitter and is now batting worse than Gardner & Ellsbury).

  8. tomingeorgia July 1st, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    JAP,
    What?

  9. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Please no DP.

  10. SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    By the way the team should definitely cut Brian Roberts and replace him with Refsnyder or Pirela.
    ———-
    No.

  11. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    At least it’s not a DP

  12. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    suzyn just said that the rays are asking for oscar taveras for price. they got wil myers for shields.

    we are not in that market.

  13. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Why is Brian Roberts posting here? Shouldn’t his head be in the game? Must be why he is hitting under .240 with one of the worst OPSes in baseball while playing bad defensively.

  14. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    R/Sox continue to mess with their roster. All Star Break should see the beginning of the Blood Bath.

  15. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Gee, that ELLS AB is exactly what was needed out of Jeet

  16. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 7:27 pm
    By the way the team should definitely cut Brian Roberts and replace him with Refsnyder or Pirela.
    ———-
    No.

    these loses are now on you

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Should read: Mason does it right. Runs to the spot and turns around. Manny though didn’t fare too well tonight. Jairo “Little Pedro” Heredia piggy backing ManBan.

    Anybody going to C rehab start in Trenton? I’ll be there rooting him on. Says he’s feeling good, sure hope so.

  18. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Players acting like it is Very muggy. Deep breaths = tough to breath

  19. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    From what Cashman said yesterday it doesn’t sound like Ref is coming up soon. They love his bat but they want him to get more games at 2nd base in AAA before he comes up. I think that is ridiculous considering he can’t be worse than Roberts.

  20. SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 7:30 pm
    Why is Brian Roberts posting here? Shouldn’t his head be in the game? Must be why he is hitting under .240 with one of the worst OPSes in baseball while playing bad defensively.
    ____________
    Because those pros that make those decisions don’t just rely on statistics to guide them. They have eyes, they have information we don’t have, they are managing a forty-man roster, they are considering what the learning curve and issues are with young players and whether or not it would do them more harm to promote them. Etc.

  21. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    So, do the Yanks take a flyer on (L) Capuano?

  22. SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I think that is ridiculous considering he can’t be worse than Roberts.
    ___________

    Of course he could. He could hit .150 and accumulate errors by the bucketful.

  23. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    For Sweetspot, Roberts is the right choice until a time at which the Yankees finally get rid of him, at which point it will become a ‘spectacular strategic move by the genius known as Brian Cashman and the esteemed front office of the New York Yankees” and will go on to write,”No one could have predicted that Brian Roberts would be bad at baseball after he was bad at baseball for 5 years and now in his mid thirties, anyone who said otherwise was just grasping at straws.”

  24. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    i didn’t hear the soccer announcers complaining about the increadibly slow pace of play like john and suzyn just did… they were too busy calling the action.

    who’s watching paint dry now?

  25. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    The huckstering during the game is Horrible

  26. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Henry Owens, Boston heralded LHP spect on hill for Portland against Trenton. Sorry I’m not there.

  27. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    i didn’t hear the soccer announcers complaining about the increadibly slow pace of play like john and suzyn just did… they were too busy calling the action.

    who’s watching paint dry now?

    Soccer is a non stop sport, but can get bogged down especially if a team gets an early lead and starts faffing about. And to be fair the announcers do get to complain about flopping and players rolling around on the pitch pretending to be hurt to try and draw cards. Its at its most exciting on the counter attack and with the coordinated attacking passes of skilled players not found on the US team. Its still pretty cool, when played at a high level, and unfortunately MLS is not anywhere close to one of the premier leagues. For the US, the world cup is probably it for soccer until they can get MLS to something worthy of producing international talent.

  28. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Any wonder viewership is down???

  29. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    The huckstering during the game is Horrible

    Just what the doctor ordered, a bad yankees team and now in booth interviews during the game! Thats when I go for the mute button.

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    JF – didn’t you see the fine print: advertorial.

  31. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Big OB caught looking on a breaking ball: what els is new?

  32. mick July 1st, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Kays overuse of the word cool is nauseating.

  33. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    This Julio Iglesias wannabe, claims to be a “Lifelong” Yankees fan. Leiter asks him who are his favorite Yankees, and he says Jeter. Embarrassing

  34. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    agreed jf. as a baseball fan i have been bothered by the pace of play for years. in the past couple of weeks i keep hearing people who poo-poo soccer saying it is like watching paint dry. i’ve been thinking for a long time that it’s baseball that is more like watching paint dry, much to my chagrin.

    there were a ton of kids watching the world cup at the pub, way more than you could ever get to sit still and watch a baseball game. the kids are watching soccer, not baseball. this should concern every baseball executive and fan.

  35. exiledintampa July 1st, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Hey JAP ,Watching this on Tampa TV is brutal.

  36. mick July 1st, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Kay and his use of the word “Nice!” reminds me of the character on The Office.

  37. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Crowd is absolutely DEAD

  38. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Crowd is absolutely DEAD
    ———–

    How is that different than any other day?

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Hey exiled! That’s three days in a row you’re among us. Great to have you in the IGT. I’ve got one eye on the game and one on the Trenton kids. Not much doing against Mr, Price so far.

  40. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Wonderful, another tight low scoring game. Give me soccer w/o the crooked refs anyday

  41. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Soccer in the USA…It’s all about the Women’s National Team, always has been and it always will be for the near future

  42. SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The soccer game today was one of the most exciting sports events I have seen in a long time. It’s a shame we lost, but Belgium was a better team. Tim Howard might be the best goaltender in the world (he plays in the English Premier League) and his performance today may have been one of the best in World Cup history. Great effort USA.

  43. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Solarte was 8 yrs in the minor leagues because he started at 17. He is only 26, many MLB have their rookie year at 25-26. He is being platooned on his weak side. He has much better numbers from the left side, meanwhile Roberts plays everyday. How crazy is that and why are none of these clowns talking about it?

  44. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Why are the Yankees doing a hype real about Evan Longoria going out to break? Trying to retain fans interest by talking about how cool the opposing team is?

  45. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    scoscia brings his closer, smith, into the first game of a doubleheader with a 5 run lead.

    what gives?

    (smith gets 3 outs on 2 or 3 pitches…)

  46. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Same thing with the Endless David Price trade talk. These numb-nuts in the booth are a Big reason YES has viewer trouble

  47. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Anybody watching Trenton game live? According to box score, Manny is out after a third of an inning giving up 4 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks.

    What is it about Trenton? It’s like a graveyard for almost all Yankee prospects. Williams and O’Brien below .220. Sanchez is ok but not setting the house on fire. .257 in 346 career ABs at Trenton. Austin has 9 homers there in 550 ABs.

    It’s a good thing Refs and Dugas got the hell out of there. Dugas def holding his own in AAA. OBP approaching .400 now which is customary for him.

  48. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    That was a terrible throw by Gardner

  49. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    And how many times are we going to hear about batters countering the shifts??? Clueless announcers that just want the game to end ASAP, so they can head to the Pay booth

  50. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    roberts has outhit solarte for 6 weeks now. i know people want robert’s hide, but solarte has options and if anyone should go to make room for refsnyder it’s solarte, sorry.

  51. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    What is it about Trenton? It’s like a graveyard for almost all Yankee prospects. Williams and O’Brien below .220. Sanchez is ok but not setting the house on fire. .257 in 346 career ABs at Trenton. Austin has 9 homers there in 550 ABs.

    Just imagine if we played in the Texas League and all our hitting prospects put up .800-.900 OPSes in the desert, vastly increasing their name recognition and trade value. Basically the Yankees should bring people who hit at AA Trenton right to the big leagues because they are clearly ready.

  52. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Talk should be about loss = .500

  53. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    roberts has outhit solarte for 6 weeks now. i know people want robert’s hide, but solarte has options and if anyone should go to make room for refsnyder it’s solarte, sorry.

    I’m willing to allow him to head to the bench, but they could bring up Refsnyder & Pirela, eject Roberts & Option Solarte.

    Kelly Johnson is out hitting Roberts the past month though so maybe he could play 2B one time, the position he has played the most in his career.

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Trenton announcer/color waxing about Boston Mil system. All those picks they’ve been packing and they win the thing last year against an under-powered Miggy -’makes me sick. We were in the catbird seat in November of 2009 and they p&ssed it all away and made life comfortable for the Beantown Boys.

  55. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    longoria and price are playing in this game aren’t they?
    hard to announce a ballgame without talking about the guys playing in the game…

  56. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    2 weak ground balls this inning, one against the shift, one past the elfin hands of brian roberts.

  57. dan l July 1st, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The Rays scored so game over…Rays win!

  58. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    longoria and price are playing in this game aren’t they?
    hard to announce a ballgame without talking about the guys playing in the game…

    They did a weird sizzle reel going out to break, the kind you’d expect to see on the Rays broadcast, with kay talking about how good he is and how we get to see him for ‘many years to come’ or some such.

    Thats different than talking about him when he is at the plate, which I agree must be done as with Price on the hill.

    What was weird about it is that I don’t recall seeing them doing such a sizzle reel with unique graphics and such before.

  59. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    As long as a hitter is not striking out, I think you promote him from Trenton. Take Mason Williams. In 329 PAs he has 40 SOs and 32 walks. That ain’t too bad. I bet if he got promoted now to Scranton he’d hit .260. That’s probably still not good enough yet to get him to NY but I bet he’d feel a whole lot better about himself. I know I’d feel better about him!

  60. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    i did see one of those about one of the orioles the other night, i think it was jones.

  61. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Derek Jeter!!!!!

  62. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Same thing with the Endless David Price trade talk. These numb-nuts in the booth are a Big reason YES has viewer trouble
    =================

    They have viewer trouble because the Yankees have been a 500 team for over a year.

  63. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    wow…lou freakin gehrig.

    amazing!

  64. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    This is the Yankees big chance

  65. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    and think about it, when gehrig played, left center was something like 6.5 miles deep. how many home runs in ‘normal’ parks were turned into doubles for the iron horse?

  66. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Oh my god, nobody can set fireworks off around here. Pathetic. Bobby Clarke in a toothless grin. Yes sir!

  67. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Can this AAA offense please figure out a way to score the run?!

  68. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    They did a weird sizzle reel going out to break, the kind you’d expect to see on the Rays broadcast, with kay talking about how good he is and how we get to see him for ‘many years to come’ or some such.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Tampa moving to NY and going to play their home games at the stadium while the Yankees on the road. YES sets up a 2nd channel for their games. Crazy thought, huh.

  69. pkyankfan69 July 1st, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Just how we drew it up!

  70. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    They are so lucky. If they messed up this inning by getting picked off.

  71. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Tim Howard might be the best goaltender in the world (he plays in the English Premier League) and his performance today may have been one of the best in World Cup history. Great effort USA.

    ————————————-

    Great effort USA? Outside of Howard they were awful until Belgium laid back the last 15 minutes of play. The US was thoroughly outplayed in 3 out of the 4 games

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Well that was fortuitous :)

  73. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I did get a kick of Girardi talking up McCann’s RBI’s and Home Runs. According to Joe other then his low average he has been pretty great.

  74. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Go Girardi! These pitches aren’t strikes.

  75. Poetkiosk July 1st, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Huge shout out to USMNT, they didn’t go do quietly like the Yankees. If that were a Yankee game they would be down 3-0 within 5 minutes. Yankees have no fight. Zero.

  76. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Ichiro should be in the lineup tonight. I am sooo tired of Soriano already.

  77. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    So when does Soriano get released?

  78. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    girardi always talks up the better parts of his player’s game, trying to be encouraging, like just about every other manager and gm in baseball.

    dick williams, dallas green and billy are like the dinosaurs now.

  79. Against All Odds July 1st, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:06 pm
    Why are the Yankees doing a hype real about Evan Longoria going out to break? Trying to retain fans interest by talking about how cool the opposing team is?

    ———————-

    Lakers were doing that last yr during their worst season in yrs. “Come out and see Lebron James in The Staples Center” That is not a good sign.

  80. sammiejohnson July 1st, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Maybe if Soriano used an actual bat instead of a redwood tree he would be able to get around on a fb.

  81. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I did get a kick of Girardi talking up McCann’s RBI’s and Home Runs. According to Joe other then his low average he has been pretty great.
    ================

    Hmm. Sweet Spot was doing the same before Joe spoke of it. His daughter? :lol:

  82. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    girardi always talks up the better parts of his player’s game, trying to be encouraging, like just about every other manager and gm in baseball.

    dick williams, dallas green and billy are like the dinosaurs now.

    ————————-

    It seems to have done wonders for McCann

  83. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    What did you decide to do out there, Alanis? … Nothing much, I can make a mess all upon my own :D. If someone is your friend, they are your friend, it’s simple. Sometimes, things don’t work out so great. One has to fight, one has to carry on, our blood runs together.

  84. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    That’s 66 SO and 5 unintentional walks for Soriano this year. He actually had almost the same number of SOs in the same number of ABs for Yanks last year. But he had 21 walks. And 11 more homers. He’s got 7 more doubles this year though. And his OBP is about .075 lower this year.

  85. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Rays have their issues hitting with RISP as well

  86. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Triple, that Dale Hunter hit on Pierre Turgeon was beyond unconscionable.

  87. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    And people call soccer boring?

  88. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Maybe Soriano heats up but he has to play everyday, and if he is not going to play every day, let him go, The fear is he goes somewhere and gets hot. Limbo

  89. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    And people call soccer boring?
    ==============

    Soccers almost continuous action. Baseball has about 12 minutes of actual playing time spread out over 3-4 hr. Mind numbing, especially low scoring games

  90. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K.....ndel=watch

    I don’t concur, I don’t agree, respect Turgeon!

  91. blake July 1st, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Jeter has been looking a lot more like Derek Jeter lately …..I think he’s needed couple of months to get his timing an also to adjust to how his body has changed since the last time he was able to play

  92. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    good evening all… been busy this afternoon moving into a temporary apartment and just tuned in to the radio. Judging by the comments so far, doesn’t seem like its been riveting tv :)

  93. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Jake Cave with three more hits so far tonight. Gives him 103 for the year. I have him currently second in all the minor leagues in hits, which is pretty darn good since he’s in the FSL, one of the toughest hitter’s leagues in the minors.

    Not much power, doesn’t walk a lot, but a real hit tool. Seems like he can play CF too. Excellent athlete.

  94. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Jeter hitting .272 .309 .330 .639 over the past month, truly the king is back. No wait, he is still a singles hitter that is misplaced in the lineup.

  95. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    doesn’t seem like its been riveting tv

    Its been really good if you’re a fan of David Price. Kuroda has pitched well though!

  96. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Price would look good in pinstripes. Give the Rays whoever they want.

  97. rm July 1st, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I wonder if somebody would give up a good hitter for McCann and half of his salary

  98. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Well this game was fun while it lasted….

  99. blake July 1st, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    “Soccers almost continuous action. Baseball has about 12 minutes of actual playing time spread out over 3-4 hr. Mind numbing, especially low scoring games”

    It’s continuous running up and down a field….I dont know that Id call it “action” …..

  100. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Jeter hitting .272 .309 .330 .639 over the past month, truly the king is back. No wait, he is still a singles hitter that is misplaced in the lineup.
    —————————

    Do singles really kill you in the 2nd spot? 309 OBP is not great but its not killing you when league average is 320. Problem is he has been awful in hi-lev spots. Most of his hits in games when the game is not close. Late and close he is batting 116

  101. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Another pathetic offensive showing tonight. The downward spiral continues

  102. RYUKINGDOM July 1st, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Isn’t it always the case with Yankee pitchers when it especially starts the 6th inning. Kuroda got him out with balls down and away.

  103. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Baseball is all about tension and suspense and brief releases of said tension for good or bad. Soccer is about the flow of the game, counter attacks and set pieces.

    Soccer is really exciting when 2 guys get on a break against the defense and can create a beautiful goal, but its probably as boring as anything in the moderate build up that many offenses go through. Still a pretty good sport because it can create those brilliant moments.

    I like it better than Basketball, which to me is continuous action that rarely signifies anything. And football, which has just as little action as any sport but people seem to enjoy because of the gladiatorial aspect of it.

  104. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Jeter’s OBP and Slugging Pct for the year: .328/.329

    Jeter’s OBP and Slugging Pct. for June: .309/.330

    For the last week its .409/.350. His average is .350.

    Jeter seems to go on hot streaks every now and then that’s keeping his average and OBP respectable, but he’s basically slapping the ball around showing no capacity to drive the ball.

    He’s not the worst hitter on the team.

  105. blake July 1st, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Jerkface says:
    July 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm
    Jeter hitting .272 .309 .330 .639 over the past month, truly the king is back. No wait, he is still a singles hitter that is misplaced in the lineup.

    He’s hitting .350 with a .409 OBP over the last week……they have nobody better to bat second.

    Jeters splits are weird this year as I said earlier today…..the main difference in him this year vs other year is vs LHP…..he usually destroys them and he hasn’t hit them at all this year. Hoping that corrects in the 2nd half

  106. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Do singles really kill you in the 2nd spot? 309 OBP is not great but its not killing you when league average is 320. Problem is he has been awful in hi-lev spots. Most of his hits in games when the game is not close. Late and close he is batting 116

    2nd spot is one of the most important spots in a lineup, so yea a .309 OBP in that spot is bad. And singles only are bad. Jeter looks like the perfect 9 hole hitter for a good team. Puts the ball in play, can get some lucky singles, isn’t a bad base runner so he is reliable infront of your 1-2-3 guys.

    Without Solarte and no one even capable of hitting 4th or 5th, there isn’t a perfect fit for Jeter, but I still don’t understand why the Yankees don’t run out a lineup that puts Gardner-Ellsbury back to back with Tex right behind them to maximize their rally chances.

  107. blake July 1st, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    And again I don’t think Jeter can sustain his vintage self for long periods of time at age 40…..but I do think he’s coming around and will finish up strong for a 40 year old. Look at Ripkens final season……he was terrible

  108. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Once again, the visiting team using their left-handed power against the Yanks at home. Seems like it happens every night.

    The to-do list should be very simple next off season.

  109. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Jeter owns Price

  110. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    chicken, greetings, your simple apartment and you will be fine, Gary Roberts says so! We can make the best over burnt offerings, don’t you forget it!!!

  111. rm July 1st, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Jete!

  112. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    greetings jmills! Gary Roberts :) a name I haven’t thought of in a while

  113. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    The wily old man …..what a slide.

    Man Molina can still throw…..dude will be 50 years old and still be able to catch

  114. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    omg i have this game on the radio. it is increadibly booooooring….

    lets go yankees!

  115. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Look at Jeter go. Now can they actually figure out a way to score him?

  116. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Four hits now for Cave.

  117. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Jeter doing his part

  118. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    This offense is so sad….

  119. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    chicken, Gary Roberts broke his neck and came back to bleed Malple Leaf blue. Wendel Clark loves the guy, and rightly so! :D

  120. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Jeter was on last night and they couldn’t get him in ….hopefully they can tonigt.

  121. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I like Beltran hitting right handed

  122. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Man Molina can still throw…..dude will be 50 years old and still be able to catch

    ——————-

    I would comment but I have a policy to never compliment Molina no matter what (probably a great guy but infuriated me as a Yankee)… I guess we all have our guys – for you its Nunie, for Tar its Cervelli, for me its Molina :)

  123. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    just a long out

  124. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Scranton making a comeback. Walk by Refs, homer by Zoilo. His 12th. Now with 43 RBIs. I guess the big club has no use for guys who get on base or hit home runs.

    And BTW, first homer of the year batting right-handed.

  125. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Great job by the middle of the order once again. I remember a long, long time ago when this team actually had a middle of the order. Yeah those were the days.

  126. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    More Yankee announcers making excuses for McCann. Its sicking

  127. Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Saw an interesting stat. Yankees have fewer home games than any other team but higher overall attendance at home. Avging 43,000+ per game. Shoots down the theory that fans will stop going to games. I live outside of Seattle. Mariners fans unhappy with Cano’s lack of power. Losing Cano hasn’t hurt Yankee attendance I guess.

  128. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    More Yankee announcers making excuses for McCann. Its sicking

    their a mouthpiece for the yankees i expect that just like girardi it is the fans that keep giving him a pass i don’t get

  129. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Pat M. says:
    July 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm
    I like Beltran hitting right handed

    He’s hitting .195 this year Right handed…..him getting hurt has killed them

  130. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    The thing with all these guys talking about McCanns HRs & RBIs is that it overlooks the actual problem with his production. Sure, you get ~15 HRs and maybe 60-70 RBIs because he is hitting behind Tex, Ellsbury, & Gardner who are all on base all the time. Thats great, but when your OBP is below .300 that means you’re NOT sustaining rallies, you’re not working the pitcher, you’re not giving chances to the guys behind you.

    Sometimes you need to get on base to get your team a run scored and you yourself will not be credited with a run or an RBI because your getting on base was what pushed the scoring run into position to be scored by the guy behind you.

    Its way too simplistic to say McCann is doing ‘ok’ because he has an arbitrary amount of HRs & RBIs when it comes with a lack of the thing that actually makes teams score runs. The Yankees aren’t winning a lot of games with that McCann output because the TEAM WONT SCORE RUNS.

  131. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Captain Clutch says:
    July 1, 2014 at 9:14 pm
    Great job by the middle of the order once again. I remember a long, long time ago when this team actually had a middle of the order. Yeah those were the days.

    They have no middle of the order…..bunch of 6 and 7 hitters hitting in the middle

  132. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    He’s hitting .195 this year Right handed…..him getting hurt has killed them

    is scalpel really doing that bad from RH?

  133. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Seriously why hasn’t Soriano been released yet? I really don’t get it.

  134. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    He’s hitting .195 this year Right handed…..him getting hurt has killed them

    —————————-

    and if they told him to have the surgery right away he would be coming back in a few weeks

  135. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    awffense continues

  136. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Just like last night…..Jeter gets on with no outs…..then zzzzzzzzzzzz

  137. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Man that pitch was outside . Slump ridden Soriano gets punched out on bad call.

  138. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    blake July 1st, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    It’s continuous running up and down a field….I dont know that Id call it “action” …..
    =====================

    That’s the foreplay setting up the play to push it into the goal, goalie permitting It may take awhile to score, but when it comes, its spectacular and sends the fans into spasms of ecstasy or misery

  139. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    it is not that the offense struggles continues

    struggles suggests that the norm is that the offense is any good

    this is the norm for the offense

  140. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Mills, did you hear that my Sabres signed Gionta and Gorges away from les Habs. Gorges said he couldn’t sign with the Leafs because he hated them so much. Perhaps one of our hockey teams will be viable soon.

  141. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Man not swinging the bats at a close pitch for strike three has played huge dividends for these effing pathetic primadonnas

  142. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    “and if they told him to have the surgery right away he would be coming back in a few weeks”

    Really don’t understand why they think like 50% of Beltran all year is better than him being healthy for the last two months……he’s killing them…..if he can’t hit then he needs to go get fixed and come back when he can be healthy

  143. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    *payed

  144. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Man that pitch was outside . Slump ridden Soriano gets punched out on bad call.

    1-2 needs to be more defensive

  145. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    or 2-2

  146. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    blake….I just think he actually gets better swings from the right side, at least he gets his hands / arms extended somewhat. From the leftside Carlos looks woeful….

  147. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    “That’s the foreplay setting up the play to push it into the goal, goalie permitting It may take awhile to score, but when it comes, its spectacular and sends the fans into spasms of ecstasy or misery”

    Yea I just don’t get it but to each their own…..

  148. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Pat M. says:
    July 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm
    blake….I just think he actually gets better swings from the right side, at least he gets his hands / arms extended somewhat. From the leftside Carlos looks woeful….

    He’s hurt man no question…..I wish he’d go get fixed

  149. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I have almost no interest in the big league club anymore. Even when they win they seem to win badly. The old guys need to be moved out. It can’t happen soon enough. Guys in the minors are playing their butts off and several deserve a shot. A couple have deserved a shot for years now.

    What will it take for change to take place? Soriano is historically bad.

    Oh, and Austin Romine sucks too.

  150. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    At this point, the most we can hope for for the Yanks is a 2008 type turnaround in the second half. Unfortunately, this team has scored far fewer runs than that 2008 team, even if the pitching has been better.

  151. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Kuroda has had a ~3.50 ERA for the past 2 months and he is 3-3 and the team is 5-6 over that time. Run support, please.

  152. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    blake… I just think his injury and the needed surgery is more than what is being tossed about. He could be down for 4-5 months after going under the knife. That night in Tampa hurts deep

  153. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Kuroda looking a lot better the past couple starts…a shame the offense sucks so bad

  154. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    It seems like they score 2 runs every single night. What a boring and pathetic offense.

  155. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    They haven’t hit for Kuroda since he’s been a Yankee…..I don’t know why but they never hit for him.

    It really sucks that CC fell off the world because they could have a pretty good front 3 right now if he was still good

  156. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    The Strawb, yeah, one day my team will Dave Stieb rule :D Thanks again for that Rush link!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rp_tDNf4Cmo#

  157. jackamir July 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I would rather have oral surgery than listen to Kay & Leiter…….

  158. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    While the Yankees‘ underwhelming array of infielders has led to strong suggestions that the club could shop for help, David Lennon of Newsday writes that the club has an internal option worth trying in Rob Refsnyder. The 23-year-old second baseman has been strong in his first stints at both Double-A (.342/.385/.548) and Triple-A (.364/.494/.606) this season.

  159. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Yea the Beltran thing is more than what’s been disclosed. His elbow is cracked. I doubt the surgery is simple like removing chips. When he has his surgery, I think there’s a good chance he won’t be ready for ST.

  160. Yankee Fan 1 July 1st, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Jeter vs Price is pretty funny at this point…
    @yestoresearch 47m
    Price has given up Jeter’s 3,000th hit, hit to pass Willie Mays on all-time list, double to tie Gehrig & hit tying Gehrig for hits at old YS

  161. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    blake… I just think his injury and the needed surgery is more than what is being tossed about. He could be down for 4-5 months after going under the knife. That night in Tampa hurts deep”

    I would guess so as well…..my guess is that if he had surgery the real story is that he might not make it back at al this year or no until the very end so they figured they might as well try it…….but if he continues to play like this then he’s just hurting the team and prolonging his recovery…….he has to be 100% by opening day next year

  162. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    When cases where surgery is an option but not a requirement, the ultimate decision is the players, no? That’s always been what I thought but maybe I’m wrong

  163. rm July 1st, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Yankee free agent catchers have been cursed since they signed I-Rod

  164. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Wow a 1 pitch out…pressing at the plate are we

  165. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Gardner LF
    Jeter SS
    Ellsbury CF
    Teixeira 1B
    Almonte RF
    McCann C
    Beltran DH
    Wheeler 3B
    Refsnyder 2B

  166. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    100% by opening day next year

    next year something that will become more of a focus as the season goes on

  167. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    So all of a sudden he aged in 1 year?

    Well yea, Kay, that is how baseball works…You lose just enough to make you a bad baseball player…

  168. Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Got a buddy that’s good friends with Jay-Z. Word is that Cano didn’t want back at the Yankees, he was gone as soon as he played his last game. Didn’t want to play for a white manager anymore. They used the negotiations to up his price.

  169. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Aaron Judge just hit a grandslam not bad for a guy that has no trade value

  170. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    BigDan22….. There’s some talked that indeed he has a slight fracture in the elbow. Maybe rest heals it or they need to go in and fuse it. Two things are certain, if he can play to any degree and they’re paying him, he’s playing. and I doubt we’ll know for some time how bad he’s hurt. Freekin owners

  171. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm
    Got a buddy that’s good friends with Jay-Z. Word is that Cano didn’t want back at the Yankees, he was gone as soon as he played his last game. Didn’t want to play for a white manager anymore. They used the negotiations to up his price.

    =====

    probably one of the more stupid comments I’ve seen on here…hey, I’ve got a friend of a friend of a friend…with the length of the contract he can’t control what manager he’s going to be playing for down the line…the race of the manager probably didn’t enter into a thing…had he been shown the money he’d have played for a donkey.

  172. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Howler – good to see you! long time no see

  173. Yankee Fan 1 July 1st, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:31 pm
    Got a buddy that’s good friends with Jay-Z. Word is that Cano didn’t want back at the Yankees, he was gone as soon as he played his last game. Didn’t want to play for a white manager anymore. They used the negotiations to up his price.
    _______________________________________________
    Wow what would we do without this great insider info? :eyeroll:

  174. Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Hey I’m just telling you what my buddy told me. He’s got no reason to lie.

  175. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    good to see you chicken…it’s been a self-imposed exile…things haven’t been the greatest and figured I’d say something stupid.

  176. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P.....del=watch#

    chicken, Gary Roberts

  177. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    much to do about nothing again

  178. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Howler – Hope things take a turn for the better

  179. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Outside of Tanaka and Dellin, this may be the most inept, boring Yankee team in years. It amazes me when you’re down by one run, but you have that feeling that tells you that they can’t come back. The offense is that bad!!

  180. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Its actually really pathetic that the Yanks are on their way to 2-8 over the last 10 and still 3 games put of first place.

  181. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    jmlls – cool clip.

  182. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    They have, just takes a little time, had to put both of my dogs to sleep..even the pup, but I’m raising two more…one I had planned on being a companion for her, the other was a replacement.

  183. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    “Aaron Judge just hit a grandslam not bad for a guy that has no trade value”

    ——

    Let’s not forget, Trenton is the place Yankee hitting prospects go to die. He should be there next year at age 23 so that will actually be a make or break year for him there. He succeeds, he’ll be in NY soon enough following the path of Refs. If he fails, he becomes Almonte. Such is the nature of college players. No room for error as a prospect. Too old to slip up, not a premium position player. Guys like Mason Williams get a lot more slack.

    The Tampa team is infinitely more interesting than the big club. Cave practically leading the minors in hits, Bird an on-base machine with still to be tapped power. Bichette, actually younger than Judge, on the come-back trail. And maybe the best pitching prospect in the low minors.

    Good times!

  184. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Howler, don’t worry, I’ll say something ridiculous for you.

  185. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    You good?

    Hai!

    :)

  186. rm July 1st, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:38 pm
    Hey I’m just telling you what my buddy told me. He’s got no reason to lie.
    ———————————-
    It seems to me that your “buddy” might be a racist.

  187. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    JF – just reading through the game thread, they did extended sizzle reels during the Angels series pumping Mike Trout. It was….depressing.

  188. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    This game is a lot like watching paint dry.

  189. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    NYY fan in NH. I’ve been reading your posts for several seasons and frankly the only thing I do remember about you is the gloom and doom comments that you share with us. My memory of New Hampshire was one of great skiing and an overall feeling of content and happiness from the citizens of this fine area. Where did you come from ????

  190. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Watching paint dry isn’t painful.

  191. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I used to be a big fan of the NBA, NHL, Tennis, Golf… Over time, my interest has waned to the point the only teams I follow closely are the Yankees and UVA squads. Are the Yankees less than mesmerizing this year? I grudgingly admit yes. Even so, I’m gonna be watching or listening every day that I can cause, for me, they’re the only game in town

  192. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Two nights in a row Kay commenting on…fog. Cause that’s how sad this team is right now. Commentary on fog is more interesting.

  193. G. Love July 1st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    On the plus side football season is only a scant few months away…

  194. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Such is the nature of college players. No room for error as a prospect. Too old to slip up, not a premium position player.

    he’s a first round draft pick they have a bunch invested him he is going to get some opportunities sorry that your Almonte is not getting the love but don’t compare it to Judge’s situation

  195. rm July 1st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Kuroda!!

  196. Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    My buddy isn’t racist. Jay-Z is though.

  197. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Let’s not forget, Trenton is the place Yankee hitting prospects go to die
    ____________________

    Don’t you mean the Show under the direction of the great Kevin Long

  198. rm July 1st, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Great job by Kuroda now lets score some runs

  199. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Nice job by Kuroda…now do you think there is someway they can score a run…dare I say…two?

  200. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Man Hiroki deserves better. Please find a way here

  201. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Great outing

  202. G. Love July 1st, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I’ll say one thing, this team pitches it’s butt off many nights. Too bad they can’t hit.

  203. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Howler – terrible news… I’m sorry for your loss. Canine companions can become almost like family members

  204. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Shame if you want fog…I’ll send you some of my cookies ;)

  205. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    When’s the last time we scored more than 10 runs. I can’t remember it.

  206. yankeefeminista July 1st, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Atta boy, Kuroda-san. Way to work out of it!

  207. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    They haven’t hit for Kuroda since he’s been a Yankee…..I don’t know why but they never hit for him.

    ———–

    This had to be one of the weirder team stats, right? It’s been the same for multiple seasons!

  208. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Has*

  209. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    The famous Freddy the Fog game. Flyers Sabres in Buffalo, ’75. Poor Jim Lorentz, he hit that bat and Rick McLeish did away with it.

  210. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Howler July 1st, 2014 at 9:45 pm
    They have, just takes a little time, had to put both of my dogs to sleep..even the pup, but I’m raising two more…one I had planned on being a companion for her, the other was a replacement.

    sorry to hear about that as a animal lover my young one was diagnosed with a terrible brain disease last September and given only a few months to 6 months to live and she is still around so far!!! hoping to make it to a year in September!!!

  211. Cashmoney July 1st, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    evening, I see the yanks are a runaway freight train, neigh unstoppable.

  212. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    That was a great job by Kuroda. But the last two guys he faced with runners in scoring position he faced with a pitch count of over 100. Weren’t the Yanks going to avoid that this year?

    This is where Betances would have come in had he not been over-used. The Yanks need more quality relief pitchers to keep winning close games. If they don’t add to the bullpen, they will not even be a .500 team with this current offense.

  213. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    that giant Jeter head reminded me of Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo as he was going through the dream sequence

  214. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Sean is C R under yet another screen name. Same stuff has already been vomited on these pages before under a different screen name by him.

    Move on everyone.

  215. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Howler – Sorry for your loss and yes, cookies, always.

  216. andrewmelillo July 1st, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Well i just want to get rid of Kevin Long Soriano looks lost an so does Mcann an Texiera an carlos thats over a hundred million in contracts no team will help us with a trade so get a real hitting coach then we as yankee fans can pass judgement

  217. mick July 1st, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    What is wrong with this team?
    Or is it most of baseball.

  218. blake July 1st, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    G. Love says:
    July 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm
    I’ll say one thing, this team pitches it’s butt off many nights. Too bad they can’t hit.

    They lose 75% of the time probably because they can’t hit and all you ever hear is how they are after pitching

  219. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Cash – glad you could join us. runaway freight train? Nah. more like a runaway glacier… going nowhere fast and unlikely to change course soon (but even more unstoppable than a train) :)

  220. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    This team……

  221. egk July 1st, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Just pitiful. .500 if they lose this one and probably sub .500 by the all star break

  222. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uvzp32zYtCY#

    Fog

  223. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Another inning like the old tootsie pop commercials…

    Whaone…twhoo…thrreee

  224. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    The at bats in that inning weren’t even competitive. It’s really hard to believe that these guys can’t manage to score any runs.

  225. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Just pitiful. .500 if they lose this one and probably sub .500 by the all star break

    cheer up jason hammels or someone like him is just right around the corner to help the team

  226. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    White flag is in

  227. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    yanks already made their bed in the offseason very little can help reverse course unless the guys they betted on start performing on sometimes you make bad gambles

  228. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Huff?

  229. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    i like ham

  230. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    5 games over .500 then back to .500, back to 5 games over then back to .500

    I’m gonna need some Dramamine to deal with this boring overpaid rollercoaster of a season

  231. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I haven’t stopped listening to Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero since yesterday.

  232. Cashmoney July 1st, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    chicken, I believe Sci Fi came out with a runaway glacier but with a vampiric twist! This train is going kyoto bullet fast… don’t think anyone can stop it. Cashman may have to find another job in 15.

    night all…

  233. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    so according to someone who just showed up on this blog today, somebody said somebody said somebody said cano didnt want to play for a white manager.

    crock o spit!

  234. DONNYBROOK July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    So at what point is Long used as a scape goat? All Star Break?

  235. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    That bat jinxed the Sabres….but how I wish they could now score the way Perreault, Robert and Martin could. Just like I wish the Yankees could score 900 runs in a season again.

  236. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Offense is the problem its not the pitching. Been that way all year.

  237. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    The yanks being awful is going to cost them a good prospect or 2. You can guarantee that. Cashman is going to think that he has to do something so he will get completely robbed like usual. It’s going to stink when they trade someone good for some 35 year old washed up guy.

  238. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    cheer up jason hammels or someone like him is just right around the corner to help the team

    ————————

    As I posted last night (I like the way that sounds when I post it :) ), the Phillie Phanatic is 2 spots above Hammel on my trade list

  239. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    blake. I think the club’s pursuit of more starting pitching is because maybe the expiration date is rapidly approaching for a few of them…. Howler, sorry for the sadness , my wife’s a Vet and owner of an animal hospital and the stories that she shares are still heart wrenching . We breed Blond Goldens so animals have always been part of our home’s landscape and it’s always a very hard time…..Thoughts are with you

  240. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    So much for high leverage for DRob w/out tie or lead

  241. Sean.Balboa July 1st, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    That’s some welcoming committee you have here. Kill the messenger right? Nice being here thanks.

  242. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I still imagine The Ghost of Brian Roberts performing it in a smoke filled coffee shop on a single acoustic guitar.

  243. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Kevin Long will never be held accountable or be used as a scape goat. The FO is so inept and such a bunch of pusses that they will avoid conflict and remain status quo.

    He should have never been hired in the first place

  244. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    “he’s a first round draft pick they have a bunch invested him he is going to get some opportunities sorry that your Almonte is not getting the love but don’t compare it to Judge’s situation”

    ——

    You’ll have to use your head a little bit on this so be prepared. Hopefully it won’t explode.

    If Judge does well for the remainder of this season at Tampa, and that still is an if, he probably starts next year in Trenton, a place that has eaten up first round Yankee picks like Heathcott and prospects ranked higher than Judge (Williams). If Judge slips up in Trenton and has to repeat, like Heathcott and Williams and Austin, then he’s 24 in AA in 2016. His prospect value will be similar to what Almonte’s is now, who hit well in AA at age 23 and in AAA at age 24.

    If Judge has to repeat AA at age 24, I don’t think that entirely destroys his chances of being a big leaguer. But it does kill his prospect status and he effectively becomes an Almonte, assuming he does actually hit in AA at age 24 which is certainly not a given.

    I hope that didn’t hurt your head too much.

  245. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Jay Z is a member of 5 percent nation. Whites are the devil and all that.

    all i know is that the Yankees have 99 problems but Jay Z is definitely not one of them right now

  246. SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    K. Long will never be the scapegoat because Yankee management actually understand what a hitting coach does and doesn’t do. Long is one of the best in the business.

  247. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    chicken…Mr. Met…he knows the NY market, and would be easier to get hit by a pitch with that big head.
    I still wouldn’t mind seeing Long gone, he’s always proclaimed to be a genius, but for a long time the Yankees don’t do it with runners in scoring position. Hitting isn’t so much about your hitting coach, but what they will do is drill how you approach a situation into your head. It wouldn’t be a spectacular loss, might not do much, but could shake the team up a little.

  248. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    You’ll have to use your head a little bit on this so be prepared. Hopefully it won’t explode.

    wow i had no idea i had gotten to you :)

  249. PRDENTIST July 1st, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Something has to happen. Some people need to be gone. Sure get rid of coach but I don’t think that will change anything. Alphonso and icherio need to go. Bring up Almonte. Roberts also

  250. mick July 1st, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    The IQ level has sunk drastically here.

  251. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I haven’t stopped listening to Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero since yesterday.

    ———————–

    You have much better taste than me. I haven’t actually been listening to it but the song that’s been playing in my head today is “Elvira” by the Oak Ridge Boys. Haven’t heard it? Consider yourself lucky. Your IQ drops approximately 5 points each time you hear it :)

  252. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Now it’s time for McCann to hit that two run pinch hit HR in Brian Roberts spot…I know…too much Koolaid.

  253. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    If Judge has to repeat AA at age 24, I don’t think that entirely destroys his chances of being a big leaguer. But it does kill his prospect status and he effectively becomes an Almonte, assuming he does actually hit in AA at age 24 which is certainly not a given.

    and for the record Judge is much more highly regarded than Almonte so even if it takes (which it originally thought it would) to say 25 or dare say 26 to make it the majors he has more talent than Almonte will ever have again sorry things did not work out your way with your guy Almonte you bet on the wrong guy it hurts to be wrong and that’s ok

  254. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Carlos has the nicest and cleanest White Ash bats since Matsui….

  255. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Pat M… I tell it like it is. I’ve been a fan of this team faithfully since the 70′s and this team reminds me of the 80′s era. It is doom and gloom right now. Age and bad contracts and a team that doesn’t want to bring up prospects to see what they can do. I’ve lived in the center of Redsox nation for most of my life so I see things in a whole new perspective than you do. I’m no fair weather fan, but I tell it like it is and I bet there are many that feel the same way. Once George passed, this team took a whole new course. It is what it is with this team, but to say that “they’re only 2 out” is garbage! This team isn’t a playoff team unless a trade or these veterans making tons of money start playing to their checks. It’s too bad because with Tanaka they finally have an ace and Dellin, probably the future closer of the team. If Cashman refuses to call up Refsnyder after a couple more weeks of tearing up AAA the we know they don’t really want to win. By the way, this team is dead last in XBH’s…

  256. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Still breathin.

  257. Gator49 July 1st, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    lead off walks always score……

  258. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    McCann’s second half starts now?

  259. SweetSpot July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    If anything, Sweetspot’s flagellation of Kevin Long gets me. The best in the business at not teaching RISP hitting, situational hitting, and working counts.
    ____________

    Congrats for not having a clue. Teach RISP hitting? Situational hitting? Wow.

  260. andrewmelillo July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Of course Kevin Long wont be a escape Goat hes Joes Boy He works with the hitters everyday he screwing them up no hitter has gotten better under his tuitleledge

  261. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    The Straw, Gilbert Perreault, is one of the best, ask Rick Martin, ask Rene Robert. Martin scored 50 very early on. Gifted scorer.

  262. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    “and for the record Judge is much more highly regarded than Almonte so even if it takes (which it originally thought it would) to say 25 or dare say 26 to make it the majors he has more talent than Almonte will ever have again sorry things did not work out your way with your guy Almonte you bet on the wrong guy it hurts to be wrong and that’s ok”

    —–

    I guess you didn’t understand that at all did you. I tried to make it as simple as possible. Guess I failed.

  263. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Just finished reading Mo’s book. It made me wistful for good Yankee players. The way he waxes about Tino, Bernie, Jorge, Derek, Andy and their competitive natures made me wish we had a guy like Trout, Harper, or Cabrera.

  264. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    does anyone know how I can get online at least to read/post on this blog? I’ve been trying to all night but my internet hasn’t worked since this morning. Or is there some kind of test to see if I have active internet?

  265. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Some of those 80′s teams weren’t that bad, in this day they would’ve been wild card teams.

  266. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    it’s okay McCann can just put up russell martin’s stats so what if he is paid more and they could have just had martin earlier except for 189

  267. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    “The best in the business at not teaching RISP hitting, situational hitting, and working counts.”
    __________________

    Amen brother, amen

  268. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    andrewmelillo July 1st, 2014 at 10:14 pm
    Of course Kevin Long wont be a escape Goat hes Joes Boy He works with the hitters everyday he screwing them up no hitter has gotten better under his tuitleledge

    —-

    none have gotten better either. He encourages the hero HR from the non-HR hitters. It’s unreal.

  269. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    McCann, sigh.

  270. egk July 1st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I think pretty much everyone can agree with McCann. He’s horrible.

  271. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I wonder what Girardi thought was going to happen using McCann as a PH .. he can’t hit when he’s playing, so what makes him think he can hit as a PH?

  272. yankeefeminista July 1st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The Ghost unplugged?

  273. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    So much for my prognostication.

  274. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    egk July 1st, 2014 at 10:16 pm
    I think pretty much everyone can agree with McCann. He’s horrible.

    —-

    everybody with a brain, but some here would be happy eating a glass sandwich.

  275. Howler July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Always a breath of Newark air…

  276. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Last shot

  277. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    How pathetic is it that your all star catcher doesn’t even pinch hit

  278. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    NYY Fan in NH….Your point is well taken and I now understand why…

  279. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    cano hit 6 hr/ 17 rbi in june, that’s a 24/102 pace, so it looks like he’s gotten back to being cano.

  280. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    McCann.. No words to describe him!

  281. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    McCann really should get his eyes checked. I mean seriously he is absolutely terrible.

  282. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Swing the GD bats you bunch of overpaid jackholes

  283. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    McCann receives fantatique, can toi?

  284. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Strike that

  285. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    c’mon kj!

  286. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Johnson and McCann were supposed to be 20 hr guys. They’ll both be lucky to have 10.

  287. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Our offense.. the Bronx Bunnies! Thanks to Hal and his budget and passing on every player that actually can hit in the MLB.. until this year where his back was to the wall and he decided to sign high risk “once upon a time… players” and pay them astronomical monies!

  288. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Jairo Heredia pitched great out of the Pen tonight for Trenton. Bring him up.

  289. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Pat m,
    Yea I get that guys like Whitley may be nearing the end of their rope but if they don’t improve the offense it’s not going to matter what te pitching does

  290. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    * fantastique

  291. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Triple…He’s also the only other catcher….Save him

  292. Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Actually people were saying McCann would be a 25 to 30 home run guy here

  293. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    J. Alfred Prufroc July 1st, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    Kevin Long fixed Granderson for about a month in August of 2010. Or was it 2011 or 2012?

    That’s the extent of Long’s accomplishments.

    —-

    I attribute that to he just got hot for that spell.

  294. rm July 1st, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    He’s pitching to his name.

  295. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Pat M. I give props when props are due, but this team shows no desire right now. Every hit is weak and the starters are starting to feel the pinch of this horrible offense. Remember last year the stress the offense put on the pitchers. Kuroda fell apart in August for that same reason. I’m all for getting rid of dead weight like Soriano and probably Roberts and seeing youth be injected in this team. Team just looks flat for a team with a bunch of veterans.

  296. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Plot thickens – c’mon Solar!

  297. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I like Solarte lefty in the stadium

  298. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    If you are going to pinch hit for Soriano when you need a hr late, there is no point in having him on the roster.

  299. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    blake….Sadly the club is committed to some guys to turn it around, and they have a ton of dough tied up in that belief. Flawed indeed but not hopeless

  300. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    the guy who’s at the end of his ML rope is this guy.

    c’mon solarte!

  301. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Actually people were saying McCann would be a 25 to 30 home run guy here

    —————-

    guilty as charged

  302. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle July 1st, 2014 at 10:21 pm
    Actually people were saying McCann would be a 25 to 30 home run guy here

    —–

    LOL.. they talked about him like he was Posada or better.. that’s what the NYY media pushed and none of them took a moment to look at the facts. Hal is a billionaire, he was just like, eh .. F it, will just sign a few people that “appear” to offer us something..

  303. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Solarte’s stats: .282 .376 .456 .832 vs RHP, .233 .292 .302 .594 vs LHP

    keep in mind that the Yankees are now platooning him almost exclusively vs LHP because they don’t want to sit brian roberts lo0l

  304. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Typical……

  305. Against All Odds July 1st, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    back to .500

  306. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Predictable. The very definition of mediocrity at 41-41.

  307. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm
    Actually people were saying McCann would be a 25 to 30 home run guy here

    —————-

    guilty as charged

    —-

    Chicken, same on you ! I need to have a long talk with you over waffles.

  308. charlestonchew July 1st, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Yikes this team is bad.

  309. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Solarte’s stats: .282 .376 .456 .832 vs RHP, .233 .292 .302 .594 vs LHP

    keep in mind that the Yankees are now platooning him almost exclusively vs LHP because they don’t want to sit brian roberts lo0l”

    It’s crazy…..please release Roberts……this is nearing Meat tray and Stewie levels

  310. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:23 pm
    Solarte’s stats: .282 .376 .456 .832 vs RHP, .233 .292 .302 .594 vs LHP

    keep in mind that the Yankees are now platooning him almost exclusively vs LHP because they don’t want to sit brian roberts lo0l

    ——

    Jerk, just curious what your thoughts are on Girardi, I know you post a lot of stats and stuff but I have never heard your personal opinion.

  311. Captain Clutch July 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I would send Solarte to AAA and bring up Pirela or Ref. He needs to get his confidence back and he isn’t helping them at all the last month or so.

  312. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    @BNightengale: Robinson Cano does it again with a two-run double to give the #Mariners a 5-1 lead, giving him 51 RBI for the season.

  313. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    McCann is a great catcher, the Yankees woes ain’t his fault.

  314. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I feel for every one of us Yankee fans that have to witness this every night. Who would of thought we’d be seeing a “singles” hitting team that has no comeback mentality. Hence, a mediocre .500 record to show for it.

  315. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I am more upset with the way the owners have run this team these last 4 years then I am with the results of this team.. well maybe not more upset, but I put the blame there more then anybody on the team.

    Get this, can you believe they let a .300 20HR 100RBI second baseman leave for this team?

    George is not only rolling over in his grave, he’s shaving tree roots into baseball bats with his teeth with what his kids have done so far to his pride and joy.

  316. Against All Odds July 1st, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm
    @BNightengale: Robinson Cano does it again with a two-run double to give the #Mariners a 5-1 lead, giving him 51 RBI for the season.

    ————————-

    Who is this Cano guy?? Could the Yankees use him?

  317. Missing Cano July 1st, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    It’s crazy…..please release Roberts……

    i’ve been championing refsnyder and heck even pirela for a bit but seriously the issues are so systemic they have boxed themselves into a corner for a few seasons the offensive core is now Ellsbury, Teixeria, McCann, and Beltran this is his how it is going to be primarily with maybe ARod coming back it will be this way until the fruits of the farm potentially develop in 2015, 2016, and 2017

  318. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I heard the song ” Long Cruel Summer ” earlier this morning ( Karate Kid ?? ) and I though of the LoHud and the 2014 NY Yankees….

  319. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm
    McCann is a great catcher, the Yankees woes ain’t his fault.

    —-

    we know you love him .. stop it, the guy has the worst stats as a active catcher in all MLB. His offense is a disgrace and not even major league caliber..

    guess what? If we had Cervelli or anybody else full time, they wouldn’t be doing any worse offense/defense … and we wouldn’t be paying the 17MILLION AAV for 5 YEARS for absolutely zero offensive production !

    Now I know you are going to disagree because your heart is blocking your brain.

  320. chicken_stanley July 1st, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    It’s crazy…..please release Roberts……this is nearing Meat tray and Stewie levels

    —————-

    Meat tray :D Mitre? I’m assuming its blakes phone posting on its own again. If so, “meat tray is now officially my all time favorite autocorrect!! :)

  321. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    McCann was universally regarded as the best available catcher out there. He just flat out hasn’t played like it. Beltran was more of a risk, but with Choo waffling they wanted to make sure that they had a RF and he had averaged 140 games for the last four seasons. Ellsbury was touted as the second best FA after Cano and they clearly didn’t want Curtis and his two outcomes back. It’s hard to fault Hal or Cashman for these acquisitions.

    Girardi’s head looks like it is about to explode.

  322. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    J. Alfred Prufroc July 1st, 2014 at 10:27 pm
    The fault of this team Penny is largely Cashman and co… but Girardi deserves blame too.

    He doesnt value many games at all. He acts as if games in April or May or June dont matter. He’s a backup catcher. He has a backup catcher’s mentality. It’s shameful.

    How is it Cashman, when he has been handcuffed to make any moves since we won 2009 WS ? In case you haven’t realized he has been against almost every moved we’ve made but even still, he has not been running the team, so how can you blame him when you have owners who refused to let him do his job the last 4 years?

  323. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Roberts vs. RHP .231 .307 .355 .662

  324. NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    No middle of the order bat to strike fear into anybody. Ellsbury playing out of position in the order of the lineup. Jeter is a singles hitter. Tex is a power bat, but bats .230. I could go on and on.

  325. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:26 pm
    McCann is a great catcher, the Yankees woes ain’t his fault.

    —-

    P.S. he is a huge part of it !

  326. PRDENTIST July 1st, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Penny,
    I would not want Cano in year 7,8,9 or 10

  327. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    This is the sort of stuff that really irks you… these minor changes involving the guys you have could provide some improvement.

  328. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    NYY fan in NH July 1st, 2014 at 10:31 pm
    No middle of the order bat to strike fear into anybody. Ellsbury playing out of position in the order of the lineup. Jeter is a singles hitter. Tex is a power bat, but bats .230. I could go on and on.

    —–

    LOL _ you have to start from the top down.. start with Hal, then Levine, then Cashman, then Girardi, then Long, Kelerman, .. now start with the players :)

  329. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Meat tray!

    At least we still have a sense of humor.

  330. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    anybody who knows anything about the NL knows that mccann is an excellent catcher.

    but right now, he’s not even close to that.

  331. Yankees_Fan July 1st, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    This is the latest we’ve been at .500 in the Girardi Era.

    Start the Refsnyder Era already.

    If this franchise wants to make something out of this season, they need to bring a few guys up and trade others for 2 starters.

  332. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    PRDENTIST July 1st, 2014 at 10:32 pm
    Penny,
    I would not want Cano in year 7,8,9 or 10

    —-

    me either.. i was against signing him, but if you wanted the talent you’d have to pay for it.. and we are the richest club in MLB.. so what if we had a lingering Cano contract 7-10yrs from now.. we’ve had multiple lingering contracts (Tex, Arod) big deal if we only have Cano later. he’d give us 5-7 years of MVP 2B

  333. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    ive seen corporate ownership of the yankees and of the dodgers.

    if you think this is bad, just wait till hal sells out to comcast.

  334. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi is a good manager, I like him as a person because he has a lot of compassion and empathy, but his faults get really magnified with a bad team because of his rote managerial style. I think he went from being an underrated bullpen manger to being wildly overrated because his actual bullpen management isn’t exactly crisp. You like sticking with guys and running a bullpen by the numbers when you have a team full of extremely good allstars where an early slump might be just that and your bullpen has the greatest closer of the era and your only real strategic moves come in the prior innings.

    The problem I have with changing managers/GMs is that there are A LOT of landmines out there. You don’t want to end up with a bad egg in the spot, so this is kind of the ‘devil you know’ situation where Girardi & Cashman have faults but do you want a guy like Omar Minaya in there really mucking things up?

    Girardi is an excellent manager if you just build a good team around him and let him rest his guys and go by the book on everything. Cashman is probably a good GM if you let him sign who he wants and stop forcing him to do trades/sign certain guys.

    Yankees upper management is toxic.

  335. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    The error with Cano resulted from clinging to the ridiculous no extension policy at a time when 95 percent of MLB is doing it with their stars. Whether this policy comes from Cashman, Levine/Trost or the Steins I have no idea. But it was a colossal blunder, as was trading Melky for Vazquez (that one solely on Cashman).

  336. dan l July 1st, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    No longer a winning team…

  337. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:34 pm
    anybody who knows anything about the NL knows that mccann is an excellent catcher.

    but right now, he’s not even close to that.

    ——

    LOLOLOL ! – yeah pre-2010 he was great. If you want to judge him on that go for it. He has done nothing better than avg since 2010.. and now add shoulder surgery. yeah he is excellent.. defense, I’ll give him that, but that is easily replaceable, the offense isn’t.

    NOT to mention we are paying him 17 MILLION AAV ! LOL

  338. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    J. Alfred Prufroc July 1st, 2014 at 10:36 pm
    Shame,

    I’m sorry about involving your family. Also, I really dont dislike you. I dislike when you picked on trisha. If she’s allowed back on here, I’d appreciate if you didn’t pick on her.

    She doesn’t care. But I care.

    —–

    Blog is much better without her. PLus she picked on people more than people picked on her.. if you can’t take it, than don’t dish it out.

  339. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:33 pm
    Meat tray!

    At least we still have a sense of humor.

    —-

    Can you imagine how much ppl here would pay for this ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umKMUH-_K7E

    HYSTERICAL ! A must watch !

  340. dan l July 1st, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    David Forst is the guy I hope the Yankees bring in to replace Cashmouse!

  341. NYY_Girl_Penny July 1st, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    J. Alfred Prufroc July 1st, 2014 at 10:40 pm
    She had strong opinions. She didnt insult or pick unless it was done to her first. She’s not one to back down.

    —-

    BS – absolutely undeniably BS. Now stop talking about people that aren’t here.

  342. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    How about this: This year’s team is worse than last year’s. Wow. They’re also far less appealing, as last year’s assemblage of trash were at least underdogs in some respects.

    This team needs to implode and it’s on its way.

  343. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Penny, I hear you. I hope to have a heart that blocks a somewhat brain :) . You might very well be right, but I’m going to cheer for McCann in the meantime. Ask Tanaka who he wants back there.

  344. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    maybe you are paying mccann $17M, but i spend maybe 200 bucks on the yankees per year, counting my yes subscription, tickets from stubhub and maybe a $1 tee shirt at the thrift store..

    nobody asks me how much to pay these guys…

  345. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I appreciate what I’d hope is a sincere apology. I never felt I picked on her..more recently I’d say we got along fairly well.

  346. ohengin33r July 1st, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Kevin Long has done soooo much to help this club over the years. Let’s name a couple examples to quantify his job security…..

    Jeter going for 3000 had issues driving the ball so KLong tried to reinvent his swing in spring training to get rid of jeets foot tap…that worked wonders and dropped his average which is why Jeter said screw him and went back to Gus old swing (which Gary Denbo fixed in the minors…not the great KL)

    Long got Granderson to shorten his swing into a sole uppercut that made him an all or nothing hitter…worked well only when he made contact and didn’t strike out like usual.

    Almost every left handed hitter playing for the Yanks over the past few years has been coached to tailor their swings as a little more of an uppercut just for YS….which is why most of them roll over the ball and weakly ground out to 2nd base.

    Long always reaffirms fundamentals to the hitters in such a way that they always try and pull the ball in lieu of making contact and taking the ball to where it is thrown….biggest fail yet

    The list keeps going and going and going….

    Yet, he is the best hitting coach and he is not responsible for anything when it comes to the offense even though it is his job. Hmmm sounds like our govt…but I digress.

    Sounds about right

  347. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Outside of Trenton games Tanaka starts and Dealin’ outings, I’m looking forward to the All-Star game so I can pretend for five minutes that I’m in an alternate universe where Melky, Jete and Cano are all still Yankees. Make me sick to See Kuroda-San leave it on the fieldtrod naught. The next run we score always feels a million miles away.

  348. Shame Spencer July 1st, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I did think it would be hard to put a worse offense out there than the 2013 team…so this team has to be better in the second half, right?

  349. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I suspect Soriano will be released soon. Maybe within a week. That will help some but the offense is so far away from being good that one or two moves isn’t going to help all that much.

    Eventually this team has to get back to it’s roots offensively which is left-handed power. I suppose McCann and Beltran could suddenly start hitting but what are the chances of that.

    It’s really been a transition year since the three pitchers went down so it would behoove the Yanks to make the best use of it by seeing what they have with at least a couple young position players in Pirela and Almonte, both of whom had two hits tonight including a homer by Zoilo. And if Refs keeps it up he should come up as well.

    2014. Transition Year. Let the kids play.

  350. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    It’s hard to fault the Steinbrenners– they should be able to rely on their baseball guys to make the right decisions. If Levine/Trost are meddling, that ‘s something else. Cashman I think is a very mediocre GM who seems to miss on more moves than he hits on. The scouting department clearly has not been up to snuff. Girardi and his staff clearly have made questionable decisions from time to time. They all share in some of the blame.

    But ultimately, it’s hard to know whether this is the problem, or if it is just that the stage in NY is too big for some players.

  351. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    BOS just dropped its second straight to the mighty Cubbies. The same BOS team that came in to NY and wreaked havoc over the weekend. smh

  352. bruceb July 1st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Tough loss. Oh wait, I said that yesterday…and the day before…and the day before that.

    $500 million spent and it’s between us and the Rays for worst team in the AL East. And we may just shade it. Time for a change of personnel. Let’s start with KLong with Cashman to follow.

  353. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Meat tray Mitre? I’m assuming its blakes phone posting on its own again. If so, “meat tray is now officially my all time favorite autocorrect!! ”

    That’s actually how I meant to spell it for once!

  354. mick July 1st, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    For the past 2 years this team has been snake-bit. Bad luck..

    Last year it was the position players, this the pitchers.

    We aren’t hitting but when you lose 60% of your starters you can’t win..

  355. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    it is unrealistic to expect the yankees to think of this season as anything but a year in which they go for the postseason. they are only 3 out. people pay up to a few thousand dollars per game for tickets, mostly just for the rights to buy (and/or sell) pennant race and playoff tickets.

  356. jmills July 1st, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Shame, you never ganged up on trisha. You were a friend, through and through :) – that’s the way you are as a person.

  357. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    That homer last night bought Roberts another 2 months …..

  358. blake July 1st, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    @AROD: Good run USA soccer. #USMNT

  359. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Remember when SweetSpot was saying that Soriano was just in a slump. :lol:

    Great call SS. LMAO

  360. Tar July 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    That is not J Alfred that is the resident coward, blowhard, bully , deranged poster known as CR mikey

  361. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    mick July 1st, 2014 at 10:48 pm
    For the past 2 years this team has been snake-bit. Bad luck..

    Last year it was the position players, this the pitchers.

    We aren’t hitting but when you lose 60% of your starters you can’t win..
    —————————

    This is not the case. The pitching hasn’t been great, but it’s at least league average. Look at the rankings of AL teams on offense and defense. The offense is what’s truly killing this team. Not even close.

  362. mick July 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Girardi is very short with the media.
    I don’t think he can stand 3 more years of this .

  363. Mordot11 July 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Keep looking for a pitcher Brian. We all know that’s what this team needs.

  364. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    “That homer last night bought Roberts another 2 months …..”

    ——

    I thought of that too but the reality is there’s nothing Roberts can or cannot do that will ever get him released. The Yanks just love his play at 2b.

  365. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Tar – Yeah it’s the psychopath loser that nobody wants to stand up to. So ridiculous.

  366. MTU July 1st, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I keep telling myself this can’t really be the Yankees and that if I pinch myself I’ll wake up from this bad dream.

    Very tough to watch the same story unfold night after night.

    See you all manana.

  367. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Take your meds and go to bed Mikey. Maybe in another lifetime your Mother will hug you more.

  368. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Offense needs to be improved. Ticket sales are strong, so I am not so sure they care. They never did care about ratings, thats a small part of their revenue base Heck, they may be hoping for a 10 game losing streak so they can dump some salary and improve the bottom line. Not sure 189 is possible at this point but if it is they may try.

    Good news is they tend to win when they hit 500. Hovering between 500 and 5 games over for over 2 months now.

    On the subject of Beltrans elbow I said back in May i was ridiculous for him to try and play on it. Prevented them from making a play for a bat then. Morales was available (what he has done with the Twins was not necessarily what would have happened in NY, bad stadium, lineup and they did not give him any minor league starts). As for it being Beltrans decision, thats true, but the team can keep him on the DL and leak out that he wont have the surgery, and thats usually enough to get most players to go along. Beltran himself says he is having the surgery in the offseason. Its a simple procedure. I think he is doing what management wants. Hals budget must be preserved.

    Big Dan, Double A is where many prospects fail. Better pitching. You have lost interest in the big team long before this. Maybe you were right. If they don’t make a move soon I am out as well.

  369. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Here is the problem with this team: They are a .500 club when they allow 4 runs, and they have 1 win in 32 games in which they allow 5 or more runs.

  370. pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    BOS just dropped its second straight to the mighty Cubbies. The same BOS team that came in to NY and wreaked havoc over the weekend. smh
    ====================

    Cubs are a better team than their record indicates. Pretty good pitching.

  371. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    BigDan22……The more I think about the more Steve’s ( wanzie’s ) post a few weeks ago makes sense that the club most likely has already plotted out a course of action that will happen either right before the break or when they make their first trade . I’m hoping that whatever trades they make is beyond just 2014 …..As for the transition of the organization, they should have started that back in the winter of 2012.

  372. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Basically having zero offense means they can’t win a game in which their team allows a moderate number of runs. Their pitchers have to pitch to a 3 ERA or lower for them to secure a victory, which is insane.

  373. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I’m still a little fuzzy on what happened to Trisha. What did she do to get banned?

  374. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    An easy first step would be to DFA Roberts and Soriano and put the useless Beltran on indefinite DL. Those are no-brainers, so they probably won’t happen.

  375. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    The only potential changes I see is sending Solarte down and releasing Soriano. That opens two spots for Pirela, Almonte, Sizemore, Wheeler or Refs. There are various platoon possibilities with that group in RF and at 3b. Roberts will play 2b no matter what.

  376. UnKnown July 1st, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Like Franco says, if only he could go a few rounds in the Octagon with your wimpy tail. Now that I would pay good money to see.

    Pay Per View Extravaganza – “Internet Wuss Gets his *ss Kicked” :lol:

  377. mick July 1st, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    They are getting the pitching now but it can’t last with 60% of your starters down,
    even if they hit and IMO they will.

  378. Tar July 1st, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    “Autistic, elderly, you name it, it matters not to me. I’ll cross any line to achieve my goals. I do what other people wont or dont have the stomach to.”

    This is Mikey’s style. Coward.

  379. mick July 1st, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I’m still a little fuzzy on what happened to Trisha. What did she do to get banned?
    ===============
    Nobody was here when it happened, which is impossible.
    There has been no explanation..

  380. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    pete22 July 1st, 2014 at 10:55 pm
    ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    BOS just dropped its second straight to the mighty Cubbies. The same BOS team that came in to NY and wreaked havoc over the weekend. smh
    ====================

    Cubs are a better team than their record indicates. Pretty good pitching.
    —————————–

    They’ll probably finish with a better record than us, but you can’t defend the Yanks by talking up the Cubs. Sorry.

  381. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    night mtu!

  382. Tar July 1st, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    No one is discussing anything with you, nobody wants you here.

  383. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Tar July 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    That is not J Alfred that is the resident coward, blowhard, bully , deranged poster known as CR mikey
    ///

    Thanks, Tar.

    He/she can’t match my syntax any way ;)

  384. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I need the Cubbies to win 70 games…. Yanks need a more than just a bat at the trade deadline, they need to jumpstart the sticks they already have some how along with a solid power stick in the corner of….

  385. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    BigDan22……The more I think about the more Steve’s ( wanzie’s ) post a few weeks ago makes sense that the club most likely has already plotted out a course of action that will happen either right before the break or when they make their first trade . I’m hoping that whatever trades they make is beyond just 2014 …..As for the transition of the organization, they should have started that back in the winter of 2012.

    ——

    It’s not a question of whether you or the Yanks or anyone else wants this to be a transition year or not. It just is. So will next year. Tanaka has taken over from CC. Robertson has taken over from Mo. Betances and Warren have moved into the bullpen. New long term investments were made in CF and at C. This is the last year for Jeter and they’ll be a new SS next year ending the Jeter Era. They’ll be new and younger players next year in 2b and RF as well. Beltran is transitioning to DH.

    Everywhere you look there’s transition. Three young starters are being tested for the rotation. More young relief pitchers will get shots this year and next to totally re-make the bullpen.

    This is a force of nature. No one can stop it.

  386. mick July 1st, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    These guys are suffering in comparison to the past Yankee teams just as the next SS will suffer for replacing Jeter.
    This could be a long haul children, be ready for a bumpy ride.
    It will be very rewarding the longer it takes to get this right.

  387. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 11:02 pm
    I need the Cubbies to win 70 games…. Yanks need a more than just a bat at the trade deadline, they need to jumpstart the sticks they already have some how along with a solid power stick in the corner of….
    ——————–

    Pat — I do think the Cubs will win more than 70. I’m sticking to my Yankees win prediction of 75. Fourth place. Heck, they might even struggle to win 75.

  388. dan l July 1st, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Pete you are wrong the Yankees are now 5 games under .500 since April 18th…they are a losing teams for over two months!

  389. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    bigdan22…..I’m not against the retooling of the club at all in fact I was pushing for the trading of Cano and Granderson for young assets after the 2012 season. Long over due but they passed on the Cuban outfielders made a half hearted attempt on Darvish and never returned a call to CJ Wilson…..

  390. mick July 1st, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Pat M- We could be in for a drought but we’ve survived it before for 20 years of Jeter and all.

    Here’s to a good life…

  391. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    It’s more the players they didn’t get involved on that are costing them wins. Not moving on Darvish, Cespedes, Jose Abreu or even Puig. Anyone of them would have made the a Yanks a much better team than they are today but they were all deemed too Risky. Only a Tanaka keeps them fro completely washing out internationally.

  392. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    “Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long was ejected in the bottom of the 6th (assuming for arguing balls and strikes)”
    ————————————

    If only they would eject him for the next 80 games as well.

  393. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    ” I was pushing for the trading of Cano and Granderson for young assets after the 2012″

    ———————————————-
    hughes, too here!

  394. andrewmelillo July 1st, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Get rid of kevin long Joe Girardi Robbie Thompson For Lou Pinnella Wade Boggs Paul Oneal has the new Coaches

  395. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    not to metion how bad the cc extension was…

  396. mick July 1st, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Hal won’t spend unless he knows it’s a sure thing and that’s a crapshoot.

  397. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Pat M, you beat me to it…

  398. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    The CC extension was bad, but at that point Andy was retired and they hadn’t signed Kuroda yet. AJ was gone. CC was their only reliable starter at that point.

  399. mick July 1st, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Oh Yeah…we’re 17-3 when we score in the 1st inning.
    Guess what’s coming next?
    Ellsbury then Gardner , that’s who…

  400. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    bigdan22…..I’m not against the retooling of the club at all in fact I was pushing for the trading of Cano and Granderson for young assets after the 2012 season. Long over due but they passed on the Cuban outfielders made a half hearted attempt on Darvish and never returned a call to CJ Wilson…..

    ——

    That is part of the problem isn’t it. Just because I talk about transition and viewing the team from a broader perspective doesn’t mean that’s what Yanks are doing or even thinking. The management here has almost never acted strategically. Understanding who they are as a team could make the transition smoother and more successful. And that doesn’t meet waving a white flag and tossing aside this season or any season. But it does mean starting the process of getting Younger and Better. And continuing to believe that playing Ichiro, Soriano and Roberts gives you the best chance to win is thwarting that process. These guys are all on the way out anyway.

    Transition is going happen one way or the other. You either control it or it controls you.

  401. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Kevin Long is so beside the point, geez

  402. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Here is another disturbing stat: The Yankees when behind after the 2nd inning have a winning percentage that is under .200!!!!!!

    Its under .200 for every inning after that.

  403. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    lou pinella was a crappy manager who wanted to turn oniell into a dead pull hitter and benched him. wade boggs is, frankly, an ahole. oniell doesnt even watch baseball and can’t be bothered to do any ‘homework’ for his broadcasts and would be a terrible coach.

  404. Jerkface July 1st, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Sorry meant after 3rd inning, their winning percentage when trailing after 2 innings is .267 though.

  405. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    ScottinSJ……I’m on the hook for the Yanks over 84 .

  406. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    “Here is another disturbing stat: The Yankees when behind after the 2nd inning have a winning percentage that is under .200!!!!!!”

    ——

    The Yanks are actually built around winning close low scoring games when they have a lead. I bet they have a better than average record of winning games when they score first or have a close lead.

    That’s really the only way you can win when your offense is in the bottom third. It’s pretty much all bullpen driven.

  407. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Bigdan-

    The funny thing is, the old Yanks would never put up with that. Bernie was phased out as soon he started to decline. Jorge, too. Wetteland was sent packing as soon as they realized they had a younger, better option in Mo. Matsui and Damon were shown the door. Paulie took himself out. Not sure when this changed or why.

  408. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    “The CC extension was bad, but at that point Andy was retired and they hadn’t signed Kuroda yet. AJ was gone. CC was their only reliable starter at that point.”
    ——————————————————————————
    this is a bad way to decide whether to give an extension. ask yourself whether the player is likely to be at least all-star and ace performance level before you decide to pay someone like that.

    in cc’s case they were considering extending a guy who had an unusual amount of innings in his arm into his 35 and 36 year old seasons.

    bad decision making there.

  409. Pat M. July 1st, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    BigDan….. A major problem is that baseball people aren’t really running the baseball portion of the club. It’s run by a boardroom Wall Street type environment. Hell, Randy Levine has more clout that the GM when it comes to baseball player personal decisions…..I’m not giving Cashman and his crew a pass at all, but man until Steinbrenner decides that the Phil Jackson shakeup is the way to go, well it’s going to be a mess

  410. Tar July 1st, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    “The only way for anything to change is for Cashman, Girardi to be murdered. Steinbrothers too.”

    Blah, blah, blah. You are a coward who likes to pick on people from behind a screen of anonymity. We’ve all heard it before, threats, racial slurs, you are a weak mind.

  411. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Robinson Cano is lost in Seattle, isn’t he? No chance for the playoffs, invisible in the Great Northwest. Well, the Mariners are leading 12 – 2 tonight and about to go 8 games above .500. Cano at .323 with 51 RBI.

  412. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    “Bigdan-

    The funny thing is, the old Yanks would never put up with that. Bernie was phased out as soon he started to decline. Jorge, too. Wetteland was sent packing as soon as they realized they had a younger, better option in Mo. Matsui and Damon were shown the door. Paulie took himself out. Not sure when this changed or why.”

    ——-

    That’s a good point. I think they got to this place by of a confluence of several factors. First the team is culturally risk adverse. This causes them to put too much faith in veterans and the so called “back of the baseball card.” I think that is also why they were timid in some international opportunities. Second, the farm system has been pretty abysmal the last 10 years or so. And third, there was the 189 plan. But that was really part of a bigger plan to reduce payroll overall because when Hal took over he didn’t see the value of spending so much more than his competitors, and situation that didn’t seem to bother his father.

    Put those three factors together and you get an organization, top to bottom, extremely low on talent, especially young talent. But as frustrating as this season has been, there is much more talent in the entire organization this year than last and hopefully that will get an additional boost in the next few days.

    I continue to the believe the Yanks are only one good off season away from being back on top, and by on top I mean among the top three teams in the game. This next off season will be key. The moves will have to be smart and strategic. Hal will have to raise his payroll significantly. But they have more options now than they’ve had in the last couple of years to become what we expect them to be.

  413. ScottinSJ July 1st, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I continue to the believe the Yanks are only one good off season away from being back on top, and by on top I mean among the top three teams in the game.

    ———————-

    I guess you’re ignoring the ongoing insane payments due A-Rod, CC, Beltran, McCann and Tex for the next few years. They are north of $100M combined.

  414. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    …and what, exactly did damon and matsui do after they left the yankees?

  415. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Dan-

    Who would you put on the block that could yield a return? Personally, I’d offer up Robertson, Murphy, and Gardner, as I think they are the only ones other than Dellin who could bring back something decent and who are replaceable. I just don’t want to part with Betances.

  416. TheStraw July 1st, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Ys guy-

    You missed my point, which was that the Yanks were not afraid to show older players the door before.

    They could start by releasing Soriano and relegating Roberts to backup duty.

  417. Ys Guy July 1st, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    no you missed my point which was that they stuck with williams and posada through 4 years of decline into their late 30′s before they let them go.

  418. bigdan22 July 1st, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    “BigDan….. A major problem is that baseball people aren’t really running the baseball portion of the club. It’s run by a boardroom Wall Street type environment. Hell, Randy Levine has more clout that the GM when it comes to baseball player personal decisions…..I’m not giving Cashman and his crew a pass at all, but man until Steinbrenner decides that the Phil Jackson shakeup is the way to go, well it’s going to be a mess”

    —–

    I absolutely agree with that. I think that’s why the team always seem late to the party.

    If I had five minutes with Hal, I tell him this. Pick one baseball guy. Just one. Who reports to you and only you. I’d tell Hal to explain carefully the parameters of this executive’s authority to this individual. When he has to confer with Hal, and what decisions he can make on his own. That one executive will be held accountable for all baseball operations. He can hire and fire all other non-field employees of the team. The manager is responsible for all field activities and will be given discretion as to the hiring of his coaching staff but all final decisions there will rest with Hal. The manager and GM will confer but the manager controls the field and the GM controls the roster. Both will report to Hal and Hal only.

    If you need other business executives to handle financial matters and dealings with the press or government entities that will be organized separate and apart from baseball operations.

    Essentially, there will be only three baseball related executives, the manager, the GM and Hal. Everyone else reports to one of those three or their subordinates.

  419. J. Alfred Prufrock July 1st, 2014 at 11:51 pm

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    The Yankees could use your cajones.

    This team’s a fright show, but I intend to enjoy the holidays, get some sun, and watch the Trenton kids play for the next couple of days, including C’s rehab game :D

    Wish you could join me, but the sun shines doubtless brighter in your part of the world than North-central Jersey.

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