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Game 88: Yankees at Indians

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 07, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Shane GreeneYANKEES (44-43)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann DH
Brian Roberts 2B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Kelly Johnson 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Shane Greene (5-2, 4.61 in Triple-A)
Greene has never faced the Indians

INDIANS (43-44)
Jason Kipnis 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Michael Brantley CF
Carlos Santana 1B
Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
Nick Swisher DH
David Murphy RF
Yan Gomes C
Chris Dickerson LF

RHP Justin Masterson (4-5, 5.16)
Masterson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 70s with some chance of rain at some point.

UMPIRES: HP Fieldin Culbreth, 1B Manny Gonzalez, 2B Tom Woodring, 3B Brian Knight

LEADING OFF: Brett Gardner has reached base safely in 21 straight games in which he has a plate appearance. It is the longest such streak by a Yankee since Robinson Cano reached base safely in 26 straight games from June 20 to July 20, 2012. It is the second-longest such streak of Gardner’s career behind only a 22-game stretch of reaching base in 2009 (that’s all according to Elias). Obviously reaching base today would mean Gardner matching the longest streak of his career.

ONE AWAY: Couple of milestones within reach for Derek Jeter tonight. With one double he will pass Lou Gehrig for sole possession of the Yankees career doubles list. With one walk, he’ll tie Bernie Williams for the fourth-most all-time walks in Yankees history. He needs two multi-hit games — extremely hard to do tonight — to reach 1,000 career multi-hit games.

FAMILIAR FACE: The Indians have had Nick Swisher in their lineup for two years now, and today they added another former Yankees player. The Indians traded for outfielder Chris Dickerson and have him in the lineup tonight.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: At times a rather bizarre inning, but seven straight Yankees reached base for three runs and a 3-0 lead. A hard ground ball double play kept the inning from getting any bigger.

UPDATE, 8:07 p.m.: If you were thinking the Yankees pitching staff has issues, these first three innings from the Indians are a real eye opener. Yikes. The Yankees are hitting them hard, getting hit by pitches, taking walks, advancing on balks. It’s just a complete mess. And it’s a 4-0 lead.

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: Yankees are leading 5-0 and have nine hits here in the fourth, but imagine if they hadn’t made three outs on the bases already.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Shane Greene just carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning in his first big league start. It’s over with a Nick Swisher home run, but still, this kid has been terrific. Given the workload concerns with the other Yankees starters — and given the fact he made a great impression in spring training — Greene just might earn himself another start.

UPDATE, 9:29 p.m.: Zelous Wheeler just missed a pinch hit homer. Caught at the wall.

UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: Huff is in for the Yankees. Greene’s first big league start is an overwhelming success. Six innings, four hits, two earned runs, no walks and two strikes. The no walks is huge. Walked three in his debut. Yankees became really impressed with him when he cut down on the walks last year in Double-A.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: The Yankees have thoroughly outhit and outpitched the Indians tonight, but Yan Gomes just went deep to make this a 5-3 game. Seems like the lead should be much more, but some questionable base running cost the Yankees some scoring opportunities and now Dellin Betances is coming in to try to keep this lead at two runs.

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212 Responses to “Game 88: Yankees at Indians”

  1. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    productive out by Jeter

  2. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Mark Feinsand ? @FeinsandNYDN
    Scratch another veteran pitcher off the trade market: Bronson Arroyo has a torn UCL in his elbow.
    —————
    Big Mike is probably bawling his eyes out while eating Chunky Monkey after hearing the news

  3. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    at least hit the ball out of the batters box. They sure do hit some weak ground balls

  4. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Weak!!

  5. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I hope it easy being Greene today

  6. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Good job kid

  7. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Nice inning. Kid throws gas.

  8. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Cervelli! Lookin Good.

  9. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Donnie Collins ?@RailRidersTT
    Solarte is killing the ball here. Killing it. Just crushed a single to right. He’s 7 for 9 since being demoted.

    RBI single to left-center for Zoilo. 1-0 RailRiders. Dan McCutchen has nothing early on.

    RBI double by Roller. Missed a three-run jack by about a foot. 2-0.

    Sac fly by Adonis Garcia. Everything the RailRiders have hit in this inning has been extremely hard.

    RailRiders get to McCutchen early. Three runs in the first inning. It’s 3-0 SWB.

  10. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Nice McCann.

  11. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Back to Back… Brian to Brian… Belly to Belly!!!

  12. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    sign Brian Roberts to an extension now, lol

  13. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Roberts has been the teams best hitter and he’s making some good contact. Maybe he is settling in now!

  14. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Roberts has turned back the clock the last week or so. Hopefully he can keep it up.

  15. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Ride Roberts while he’s hot.

  16. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    What in the world was that?!?!?!?

  17. Triple Short of a Cycle July 7th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Thompson needs to be fired

  18. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    This team runs itself out into outs so much lately and he still didn’t score with Ichiro in a rundown.. UGH!!!!

  19. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    and Thomson screws us again. Bring back Willie!

  20. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Thompson has to do better than that

  21. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Thompson is gonna get sombody hurt. Geez

  22. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Rob Thomson did his best to injure Roberts with the last second stop sign

  23. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Thompson should of held him up immediately

  24. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    They really need to get another 3rd base coach asap. Thompson has no idea what he is doing out there.

  25. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    It was so obvious that Roberts wouldn’t be able to score on that and Thompson throws up a last minute stop sign. He has to be one of the worst 3rd base coaches in the league. Such a change from Bowa.

  26. EliasInNH July 7th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Why in the HELL would Thompson send him there. He had the windmill on the whole time and then put the brakes on when he was WAY past 3rd base. Jesus Christ.

  27. EliasInNH July 7th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I probably would have kept going. I bet the play at the plate would have at least been close.

  28. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I really wish the yanks never got rid of Bowa. He was a great 3rd base coach and did a great job working with the infield.

  29. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    You can tell Thomson is always second guessing himself now.

  30. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Sorry, folks, that’s not on Thompson.

    That started with a horrible throw that should have been cut off.

    Players are taught, in that situation, to go to second if the throw goes through the cut-off man.

    Ichiro was a bit over agressive, but it happens.

  31. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Poor Cervelli. It’s like he is batting practice.

  32. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    maybe Green is going to et a chance to hit

  33. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    EliasInNH July 7th, 2014 at 7:36 pm
    I probably would have kept going. I bet the play at the plate would have at least been close.
    —————————————————————–

    It looked like that throw would get him pretty easily but you never know. Just don’t understand not holding him up right away instead of that late stop sign. Nothing really changed on that play.

    Cervelli just can’t get a break.

  34. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Rob Thomson is just mad because mostly everyone on Lohud doesn’t know how to spell his last name so he is trying to screw over the team to get back at us.

  35. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    GGBG!

  36. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Gardner is nails of late.

  37. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Nice hit by Gardner. Keep it coming, they have to get a couple of runs here.

  38. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 7:38 pm
    Rob Thomson is just mad because mostly everyone on Lohud doesn’t know how to spell his last name so he is trying to screw over the team to get back at us.
    —————————————————————-

    No “p” in there. No wonder he’s awful… doesn’t even know how to spell his own last name correctly!

    Yanks looking good here.

  39. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Masterson has got nothing todaay

  40. DONNYBROOK July 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    How many times is Thompson going to screw-up before Girardi pulls the plug on him?

  41. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I like that the team has been getting early runs, but they don’t tack on much in the later innings!

  42. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Dominik Hasek behind the plate tonight.

  43. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    You don’t want to dig in the batter’s box tonight…yikes.

  44. Triple Short of a Cycle July 7th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    and to think Masterson was my number 4 starter this year in fantasy

  45. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Asked earlier how Masterson could have a 5.16 ERA and looks like this is the answer. He has great stuff but seems like a fine line between having a great start and completely imploding.

  46. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Masterson looks like Cesar Cabral

  47. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I am sure that the Indians are kicking themselves for not trading Masterson in the off season. He is having a terrible year and they could have gotten a ton for him. I know that the yanks and sox always try to trade for him.

  48. DONNYBROOK July 7th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    If the catcher had thrown to 3B, Roberts would have been out easy.

  49. EliasInNH July 7th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Sorry, folks, that’s not on Thompson.
    —–
    I was referring to the very late stop sign, not the fact that ichiro got caught off of 1st.

  50. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    So we should cross Mastetson off the must have list.

  51. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Wow, great play by Santana. Ellsbury hit it hard… nothing you can do there.

  52. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Damn. That ball was hit hard. Too bad they gave Masterson the 1st out of the inning.

  53. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    They should have like 5 runs and they only have 2.. UGH!

  54. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Dang… Ellsbury crushed that… Just unlucky there

  55. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Let’s be clear what Thompson’s protocols were on that play where Ichiro got thrown out..

    He is to send the runner until the ball is secured at home plate, then he holds the runner (Roberts).

    Ichiro, on the other hand, is to round 1st and if the ball goes over the cut-off man, he advances toward second, until the ball is secured in the infield.

    Unfortunately, Ichiro went too far.

    It’s baseball.

  56. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Ugh. Great play. We should’ve gotten more that inning.

  57. DONNYBROOK July 7th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Thompson was LATE with the Stop sign. Hence, the falling down. Thompson indecisive.

  58. moctezuma July 7th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Thompson’s protocol or not, this Yankees staff has turned historically exceptional base runners–Jeter, ichiro, Roberts, ellsbury–into habitual mistake makers. Something’s amiss.

  59. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I’m glad Cervelli is ok.

  60. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Donnie Collins ?@RailRidersTT
    4-3 Charlotte on a single by Sanchez. RailRiders score 3 in bottom of the first. Charlotte answers with 4 in top of second. Yikes.

    RBI single for Semien. 5-3.

    Nik Turley just threw 37 pitches in the second inning.

  61. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Green has really good stuff.

  62. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Nice play GGBG

  63. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Gardner can cover some ground out there. Playing really well all around right now.

  64. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry DB, Thompson did his job.

    But, it was bad baseball, beginning with the Indians’ shoddy throwing.

  65. DONNYBROOK July 7th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    “Protocol”? HAHAHAHAHA

  66. Shame Spencer July 7th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    The Ghost of Brian Roberts > Matchbox 20 but Rob Thomas > Rob Thomson.

  67. rm July 7th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I guess it is easy being Greene

  68. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    What I didn’t like was both Roberts and Ichiro running with their heads down.

    Again, just bad baseball.

  69. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Speaking of Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana certainly looks Smooth at 1st base.

  70. DONNYBROOK July 7th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Swish Under .200 at the All Star Break is a head shaker.

  71. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I miss the days of Peter Gammons constantly trying to create trades where the Red Sox got Masterson back.

  72. Shame Spencer July 7th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    GLove – Niiiiice.

  73. Shame Spencer July 7th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I just realized I haven’t heard Kay’s voice today.

  74. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    If you don’t throw Swisher fastballs he’d hit negative 200.

  75. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Aww. Leave him in!

  76. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Nice to see McCann hitting the ball hard. What has gotten into this offense.

  77. Shame Spencer July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Masterson was really terrible… Twins and Cleveland series are like the Yankee version of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

  78. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    McCann’s ABs are a lot quieter than earlier this year. Not lunging as much.

    He looks relaxed.

  79. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    McCann looks way better.

  80. NYY fan in NH July 7th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Pete O’Brien #26 HR, 16 with Trenton.

  81. rm July 7th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Crockett looks like he’s about 15 years old

  82. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    The go go Yankees ladies and gentlemen.

  83. Shame Spencer July 7th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Can O’Brien be our RF call up? Just see if he can mash?

  84. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Nice. Let’s get as many runs as possible!!!

  85. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Bad baseball. That’s on the pitcher. He took a horrible route to 1B and didn’t get there in time.

  86. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Good time to sell high on O’Brien.

  87. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Johnson can help himself with a good AB here.

  88. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    “That’s not what you want….”

  89. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    “The Forrest Gump Ball” lol Coney

  90. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    How are the Indians not 20 games under .500? They are awful.

  91. Tyler July 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    O’Brien has been in a pretty big slump in AA recently. The power has been good but he still doesn’t walk hardly at all.

    Lucky there with the bad throw. Yanks playing very well but getting help from Cleveland.

  92. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Just horrible baseball. You expect this at A ball. Maybe.

  93. rm July 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Can’t anybody on the Indians throw the ball?

  94. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Indians must have been out drinkin or something last night.

  95. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Good thing infield defense doesn’t impact games.

  96. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Donnie Collins ?@RailRidersTT
    Turley is at 61 pitches through three innings. Not what the RailRiders needed. But if he can give them 5 and keep them semi-close, it’s OK.

  97. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    exiled… how did we know that was coming….lol.

  98. Emaciated July 7th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    The Bad News Indians.

  99. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I hope sitting that long doesn’t effect Greene.

  100. UnKnown July 7th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Welp looks like the IGT wasn’t boycotted.

    Yanks look good

  101. rm July 7th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Look what I found

  102. MG July 7th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I haven’t seen Greene pitch before but he looks pretty good, definitely throws gas out there.

    He is pulling his fastball a lot, he should be able to fix that…

  103. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Greene with the 95mph slider to Teixeira.

  104. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I’m liking Greene. It’d be awesome if he got tabbed Mean Shane Greene.

  105. Emaciated July 7th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Greene can hit 95 with fastball, which has movement. His slider also is solid. Came into his own last year and sparkled in Trenton.

  106. rm July 7th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I hope the Indians use all of their relievers in the 1st game of the series

  107. Emaciated July 7th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Greene pitches in the same style as Syndergaard, with a bit better changeup.

  108. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Donnie Collins ?@RailRidersTT
    Final line on Nik Turley: 3.2 ip, 8 h, 6 r/er, 3 bb, 3 k. 76 pitches.

  109. hardwired7 July 7th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Shane Greene looking exactly like the Indians were hoping for hoping for Masterson tonight.

  110. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I still don’t understand why Yankee announcers always whne about Matsui not winning the ROY… Matsui turned out to be the much better player obviously but he and Berroa had pretty similar stats that year and Berroa did it as a short stop (though not a great fielding one)… Love Matsui but don’t get the outrage

  111. hardwired7 July 7th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Hitting is contagious. This team is due for an outbreak.

  112. rm July 7th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Can we blame Rob Thomson on that one too?

  113. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    That’s on McCann. Contact play is on, but not on a ball hit directly at a fielder. Not good.

  114. rm July 7th, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I know its McCann’s fault but it is more fun to blame Thomson

  115. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Looked like McCann had a horrible lead as well. I would rewind it….. if freaking MLB.TV would work!

  116. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    rm – lol… I asked for that one…

  117. GregD July 7th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Greene reminds me of Chin Meng Wang

  118. GregD July 7th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 8:21 pm
    I’m liking Greene. It’d be awesome if he got tabbed Mean Shane Greene.

    ————–
    I think you just did!!

  119. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    GregD -

    McCarthy will remind you of Wang. Heavy sinker. Unless he gets it up.

  120. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    That was a bad call by Cervelli on the Swisher HR. A belt high slider, slightly inside? It barely leaked and it was right over the plate. He should have buried it.

    I still can’t rewind it, but that was my first impression. Disclaimer I think Cervelli calls an awful game and I am probably overly biased against him.

  121. Wang IS Taiwan July 7th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Happy for this kid.

  122. hardwired7 July 7th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: “Greene just might earn himself another start.”

    Understatement of the night.

  123. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Greene is giving us the most economical game I’ve seen in awhile from any Yankee starter.

  124. Wang IS Taiwan July 7th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Just gotta say that I don’t miss the ridiculous celebrating by Swisher.

  125. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I was kind of hoping we would trade him for Felix Hernandez immediately after the game

  126. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Call the game, get the win, save the pen.

  127. GregD July 7th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 8:57 pm
    GregD -

    McCarthy will remind you of Wang. Heavy sinker. Unless he gets it up.
    ————–
    I’m looking forward to it…sounds like he might be an innings eater

  128. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Only Cleveland hits go to ex-Yankees. I think they picked up Dickerson just for this series.

  129. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    GregD -

    McCarthy has been a 7 inning guy most of his career. He’s had some 6 IP games in AZ with PC around 90, so he’s got room to go to 7.

    Big difference between 5 and 7.

    Steve

  130. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Bad break for the kid

  131. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    GGBG was playing very deep

  132. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Greene’s have a Mariano inning. Dunk, doink….

  133. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Leave him in Girardi.

  134. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Greene’s pitching his a$$ off… good test for him right here.

  135. Wang IS Taiwan July 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:15 pm
    Greene’s have a Mariano inning. Dunk, doink….

    Thought the same thing.

  136. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Bad defense there. Greene deserves better.

  137. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Third time through the order….

  138. Wang IS Taiwan July 7th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Cleveland’s luck seems to be turning.

  139. Wang IS Taiwan July 7th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Not hitting him hard, though.

  140. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Slider time…

  141. bruceb July 7th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Here we go again…three of the last four games have followed a very similar pattern. Early runs. Offense shuts down. Opposition fights back. Let’s hope this one has a happy ending too.

  142. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Have to get someone up just in case, it looks like Greene is about out of gas.

  143. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    You throw it, they hit it, we catch it…..

  144. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    This kid is really something

  145. Wang IS Taiwan July 7th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    YES!

  146. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I’ll take 90 pitches through six any night. Great job by the kid.

  147. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    YAY kiddo!

  148. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Great job. Good test for him…. He’ll have some tough spots on Saturday vs Balt.

  149. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Yanks have to score another run or 2 so they don’t have to use Betances and Robertson. The back end of the bullpen desperately needs a break.

  150. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    When was Greene drafted?

  151. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    JAP – Often imitated, never duplicated.

  152. J2L July 7th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Roll the doll and give Greene one more inning ?

  153. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    2009 15th round

  154. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    15th round 2009

  155. G. Love July 7th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    15th round? Nice.

  156. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    For those interested, Greene is stretched out. He pitched 150+ IP in 2013. He’s at 70+ so far this year.

  157. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Hey exiled! :)

  158. Emaciated July 7th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Super job by Greene. I will take 2 runs allowed and no walks over 6 innings every outing.

  159. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hey JAP!!

  160. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    He slipped through to round 15 because he had Tommy John Surgery just out of high school and had his Scholarship to U West Fla revoked

  161. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Ichi runs like a 25 year old.

  162. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    C’mon Shane!

  163. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Wheeler can really hit. I would let him play everyday and see how he does. It’s ridiculous to play Johnson over him since he can’t hit at all.

  164. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Dam’n i didn’t know he was out.

  165. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Greene gave us more than could be expected. He’s a much better option than Nuno or Whitley were.

  166. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    exiled -

    Agreed. Equally important is now Whitley can move to the BP.

  167. MG July 7th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Impressive outing by Greene, really like the kid…

    Wheeler can pick it at 3rd and has some pop in the bat…

  168. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Apparently Wheeler has a gun also…. nice throw.

  169. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    So far, the roster tweaking has been positive.

  170. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I always get pumped seeing young Yankee home growns do well on the bump.

  171. Jason22 July 7th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    For those curious about Greene his draft story is quite interesting.

    He had tj surgery and after rehabbing before the next draft one of the Yankee scouts in Tampa saw him throwing a bp, and based on that, invited him to a tryout.

    A nice first start for him, let’s hope they hold on here and get him the win.

  172. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Particularly nice game for Greene, given his debut was a little….inauspicious?

  173. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Gardner is the slowest fast guy I’ve ever seen.

  174. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Great game for Greene! He now knows he can actually dominate (at least some) major league hitters.

  175. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    This is much like the lone Greene start I was at last year, except he had more K’s. He generated a ton of groundouts. I think the debut was probably just jitters.

  176. Emaciated July 7th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Brett Gardner’s base stealing skills.

  177. Emaciated July 7th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    All Star Dellin Betances has a nice ring to it. The Yankees did right by the kid.

  178. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    OK Joe, Don’t give this one away.

  179. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    It’s unreal that this bullpen doesn’t have one freakin person that can give Betances and or Robertson a day off.

  180. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I have to wonder where was kelley? WHy would you push Huff more than an inning , especially with a RH hitter up?

    curious..

  181. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I hope his arm is still attached by the all star game. They can’t continue to use him this much or his arm is going to get Proctored.

  182. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Some of that great yankee infield defense…

  183. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Roberts does that way too much

  184. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Nice. Wheeler has a great arm.

  185. rm July 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Nice Deke!

  186. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    That was funny….good one Jeet

  187. hardwired7 July 7th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Wily deke by Jeter.

  188. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Nice Wheeler. Dellin induces comically feeble contact. Lol

    Hey Tar – did you see that Betances link I posted last night?

  189. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I’m thinking DRob is not available…And thats why Joe waited to pull Huff. He was saving Dellin for the 9th. But why no Kelly?

  190. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Roberts bad jump on the grounder.

  191. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    kelley.

    Hey J ALfred .. just saw it. I will read it after the game. I can’t pause or rewind MLB.TV.

  192. Cashmoney July 7th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Tar, Kelley can’t be trusted, he is a guy who can and will have success from time to time, but when I look at his stuff and command, aint nothing special. my guess is that he is either still hurting and have lost Joe’s confidence.

    same goes with Warren.

  193. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Cashmoney

    Ok but it was a RH hitter up and Huff already got through one inning. It really makes no sense to me.

  194. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Indians base running turned an error into a 5 pitch inning.

  195. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Tar, cool.

  196. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I mean Joe has more confidence in Huff vs a RH hitter…. than he does with Kelley?

  197. MTU July 7th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Haven’t seen Greene much.

    I noticed that his breaking stuff seemed to have 2 very different velo’s.

    One in the low 80′s and one in the high 80′s.

    Question.

    Was one of them a slider and the other a curve ?

    TIA

  198. Cashmoney July 7th, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Warren stuff actually plays up in the pen, still nothing spectacular but that’s a guy who loses his command on a regular basis.

  199. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I thought he wanted Dellin for the 9th… But it still doesn’t explain the 8th.

  200. pkyankfan69 July 7th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Was one of them a slider and the other a curve
    ——
    Think it’s slider – change

  201. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Right over the plate, son

  202. Cashmoney July 7th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    . than he does with Kelley?
    ====
    that’s one possibility, he has not look good since return. I play match up with a guy like kelley his one plus pitch is a slider, but if he is struggling with location since returning, i am not sure how better a match up he is to anyone.

  203. Captain Clutch July 7th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I don’t like asking Betances to pitch 2 innings but if Robertson isn’t available then I guess they don’t have another option. The bullpen desperately needs another good arm. They can’t survive with only 2 good arms.

  204. MTU July 7th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    69-

    Very strange action for a CU ?

    Just kind of 12/6

    No fade.

  205. hardwired7 July 7th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Santana had no chance in that AB. Have a seat.

  206. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Cash -

    Bad guess. Kelley pitched well the last couple of times out since coming off the DL.

    He was the closer earlier this year. There were many on here who thought JG had TOO MUCH confidence in Kelley.

    Girardi gambled that Huff could get the righty, then was going to face the lefty after him.

    Steve

  207. exiledintampa July 7th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    We used to call that a loud out.

  208. Tar July 7th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    “Girardi gambled that Huff could get the righty, then was going to face the lefty after him.”

    I think you’re right and I think it was dumb.

  209. wanzies222 July 7th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Tar -

    Dumb or not, managers will gamble like that from time to time; can’t say as I blame Girardi, given the state of his pen.

    Hopefully Tanaka-san gives them the night off tomorrow.

    Steve

  210. J. Alfred Prufrock July 7th, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Exiled – it was loud. He doesn’t give up loud outs generally. Probably getting tired. He’s pitched a lot. I think i read he’s second among all relievers in IP. Handle With Care.

  211. Cashmoney July 7th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Wanzie, the couple time I saw him pitch since his return has not been impressive. sometimes it’s hard to judge results in short sample esp in speaking bp. what I expressed to tar is my opinion of him as pitcher more or less. ideally i would like to see him in 6/7 pending matchups… well,he might be next year or he might not.

  212. austinmac July 7th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Headley is starting to hit.

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