Game 119: Holy crap you guys …

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Jason Giambi is sitting against a lefty again. Oh, and so is Johnny Damon. Sure Giambi’s OPSing 1.375 on the road trip, Damon’s hitting .406 in the last 7 games, and lefties are hitting .338 off Glen Perkins, but hey, let’s sit them anyway. Not like the team is in a Wildcard chase or anything.

Damaso Marte is likely to be unavailable tonight after throwing 29 pitches yesterday thanks to that inexplicable second inning of work. Unfortunately Minnesota’s 3-4-5 hitters tonight happen to be Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel (the same combo manager Ron Gardenhire has been using for about a month-and-a-half), all lefthanded batters. So when push comes to shove in the late innings tonight, get ready for some Edwar Ramirez change-up action, or even … gasp … Billy Traber. Heck, even if Marte is available, he’s going to be gassed.

So remind me again, what was so bad about Joe Torre running mediocre middle relievers like Scott Proctor and Tanyon Sturtze into the ground? Hey, I wonder if that whole fiasco about IPK’s comments would have been so ridiculously blown out of proportion if Torre was around to work his media magic …

1. Christian, LF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Nady, DH
6. Cano, 2B
7. Sexson, 1B
8. Pudge, C
9. Melky, CF

And on the mound, Sidney “will pitch for food” Ponson.

Notes: Pudge has actually turned Sid Ponson into a pretty decent starter, squeezing a 2.03 ERA & .519 OPS against out of him in their two starts together (SSS, yes I know) … Joba’s going to start his throwing program on Wednesday … Hideki Matsui is close to beginning a rehab assignment

(forgive me, I’m just frustrated that the manager continues to not put the team in the best position to win during one of the more critical stretches of the season)

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  • GoYankees

    “I’m just frustrated that the manager continues to not put the team in the best position to win ” …

    Don’t worry, I hear spring training will be over soon!

  • http://deleted Randy

    you’re no more frustrated than i am. i have talked repeatedly about how his lineup and in game decisions have cost us a couple games. this lineup doesn’t make sense. but who am i?

  • Ivan

    What media magic, the way they kiss his ass all the time.

    I disagre with some of the decisions he’s made tonight but give the a guy break here. When ya team is not playing well hey the manager always looks bad.

    I agree, Giambi should be in the lineup and Damon maybe but you have alot games to go, and Damon isn’t no spring chicken.

    • http://deleted Randy

      you don’t have a lot of games left and you’re playing a team that is ahead of you in the wild card standings. i agree that he isn’t the complete reason they’re not playing well but he has definitely had a hand in it. his use of marte has been questionable and his lineup decisions throughout the year have been puzzling at times. damon could dh so you don’t have to worry about his energy level as much. i just don’t get it given the circumstances. i hope these guys come through tonight so this conversation will be moot.

      • Ivan

        I agree that his lineup changes have been questionable and replacing Giambi with Sexson with a lefty doesn’t really help but I think we are just focusing on the negative things way too much during the bad streak with the manager. Not as good as you think you are or bad.

        As for Marte, the Texas game yeah he probably could of taken him out, as for yesterday game okay he tried to buy an inning, and trying to plan something it didn’t work out and besides he took him out right.

        How you he’s not available today? Probably not, but who knows.

        I understand ya complaint but again your letting the bad baseball get to ya too much with Girardi a little bit.

  • E-ROC

    “Horrendously Retarder,” that’s a cool tag, lol.

    I wonder how many runs the Yanks will score in this game. Girardi should stop tinkering with the lineup. He is putting too much thought into putting together a lineup.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Heh, it was supposed to be “Horrendously Retarded,” but I misspelled it in my haste to leave work. Fixed now.

  • http://www.yanksblog.com Patrick

    Thanks for the mention, Mike.

  • Ivan

    Plus, I was thinking, wouldn’t it be the best year for TB to win the division this year? Think about it, just looking at the #’s, Tampa lets be honest have been lucky this season. Add in the fact that Boston and NY have had a down year, if your TB fan alot of the stars are pretty align right?

    Same goes for LA, they have been pretty lucky too just looking at the #’s and this there best chance of winning as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    If Joe Girardi feels Johnny Damon needs a day off, then he needs a day off. You can’t get on Girardi for not managing Damaso Marte’s innings properly then bash him for not running out daily a 34-year-old outfielder with shoulder, knee, heel, and overall leg injuries in his past. Not only have the Yankees not had a day off since July 24th, but Damon just played four straight games in that smoldering Texas heat, flew to California, then flew halfway across the country to Minnesota. Again, Girardi has daily access to the team, if he feels Johnny Damon needs a rest, he needs a rest.

    I know it’s the stretch run here, but you can’t just ignore the player’s health.

    Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the flip side to this argument as well. We need our top nine out there every single game. However, we all know that Johnny Damon isn’t exactly Cal Ripken Jr. out there, if he is noticeably lagging then is it not for the greater good to give him a partial day off and get him rejuvenated with two days off within this week?

    • Nady Nation

      Sorry Jamal, I don’t buy your argument. Damon said himself he feels good and didn’t know why he wasn’t in the lineup. If he’s healthy at this time of year, he needs to play.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Damon said himself he feels good

        How many players have you known to admit to the media and/or their manager that they need a breather, especially when said player is on a team during a playoff stretch run? Come on now, you can’t use a player’s comments as a basis for your argument.

        • Nady Nation

          I understand that, but I’m going to give the veteran the benefit of the doubt. Damon knows his body, he knows when he needs a blow. He knows what’s on the line, so if he says he’s fine, there’s no reason he shouldn’t DH at the very least (then he gets the half day off if you wanted to give him a break)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

            My point is that you can’t ever, and I mean ever, expect a veteran athlete to say he needs a day off during a pennant chase, it just won’t happen. Johnny Damon is one of the veteran leaders of this team, he tries to set an example, he wants to be that daily warrior. He sees how guys like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are in the lineup everyday, you think he wants to say he needs a day off publicly during a time like this with players like that on his team? No dice.

            • Nady Nation

              How does Girardi KNOW that he needs a day off though? Especially if Damon has given no indication that he’s banged up or needs a rest.

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

                Joe Girardi is the manager of a baseball team, it’s his job to know this, how are we suppose to question whether he feels Johnny Damon needs a day off or not?

                Also, how do you know Johnny Damon has not given any indication as to whether he needs a day off or not? I mean, how do you know Damon has not flagged certain signals that Girardi has in his head on whether a player is lagging a bit? Remember, Damon is 34-years-old and just a couple days removed from playing in a four game series that included weather north of 100-degrees and a couple flights halfway across the U.S.

                These indications you speak of are not all verbal, body language is key. Managers know not to trust their player’s words on a player’s health and/or availability, you would be a naive fool to do so. We are not in that clubhouse, we are not on the field for stretching, running, and batting practice.

                You talk about giving the benefit of the doubt to the veteran player, how about giving some of that to the veteran player and current manager? Girardi is someone who knows how a player’s mind works and what he would tell his manager if his manger asked him if he needed a breather during a playoff chase in August.

                • Nady Nation

                  You make good points Jamal. To me, (which I just realized), this is more about sitting BOTH Giambi and Damon. If you wanna give Damon a breather, fine, but Giambi should not be sitting out 2 games in a row during the stretch run for Dick Sex – I could care less if a lefty is on the mound.

                • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

                  Now that’s a sentiment we both agree with. I don’t like that match-up crap, think it is highly overblown. If these professional hitters can hit, they can fucking hit. The handedness of a pitcher is not as huge as it is made out to be.

                • Nady Nation

                  OK, only took us about 10 comments to reach some sort of agreement. I’ll take it

                • daneptizl

                  I’m with you Nady Nation. If Damon needs a rest, DH him.

            • chris

              Enough of this bullshit. Girardi treats these players like they’re crippled senior citizens. Everyone needs a day off, but right now, it’s crunch time. You can’t have Damon sitting in this game. Or, at least you can’t have both he and Giambi sitting. In the past, Joe Torre didn’t give his veterans time off. Now, Girardi gives them too many days. It’s ridiculous and there hasn’t been much of a compromise between how the two Joes handle these lineups.

        • Ivan

          Thank you Jamal.

          Take a player’s word at times with a Grain of salt.

          A Pitcher can suck al day and if you ask him if he’s okay or can you get this guy out he’s gonna say yeah. There Athletes, what you expect.

  • steve (different one)

    the giambi thing is stupid, but i have to think there is more to damon than we know about.

    it’s not like girardi thinks justin christian is damon’s platoon partner.

    maybe he’s banged up.

    Sexson for giambi is retarded. i will give the benefit of the doubt on damon.

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

    He sits all the lefties vs a lefty, but Melky starts over Christian?!?!? Girardi’s wrong thinking isn’t even consistant!

    • steve (different one)

      Christian is playing.

      • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

        oops lol

  • Nady Nation

    Mike, I could not agree with you more on pretty much everything you said. Girardi has not been the baseball guru that we heard he was going to be, at least not thus far. Hopefully we win despite the paltry lineup

  • A.D.

    I’m fine with Damon or Giambi out, but not both, and its not rest for Giambi, he was off yesterday. You can tell me that Damon needs the day off, but seems doubtful that Giambi needs 2

  • Manimal

    Good Job Girardi! You will justify the twins decision NOT to trade Johan to the yanks by making Melky play!

  • Mark B

    We better win tonight or the criticisms of Girardi’s managing moves down the stretch like tonight’s line-up and last night’s bullpen use will start to come into question. I was a huge Joe Torre fan, though feel Girardi deserves a complete season to be graded. So far, it isn’t looking great.

  • Ivan

    It is Girardi second year managing, and third youngest manager in the league, so he has some stuff work on.

  • Ivan

    I also like to send deep condolences to Dave Miley and his family today. Just got news that Dave Miley’s son was killed in a car accident this morning. Hopefully he fights through this latest adversity and will keep his son in his heart.

  • Ivan

    One more bit of news and you never wish for shit like this because it is foul and don’t want stuff like this to happen but Evan Longoria will be on the DL with a frature wrist. Just maybe the break the yanks needed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Carl Crawford hit the DL a couple days ago as well. Tim Wakefield for Boston in addition.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        You never wish injury on anyone, I’d much rather beat them at full-power. At the same time though, I don’t feel bad for them one bit after the injuries the Yanks have had to deal with.

        • Ivan

          Plus, they have gone through the least adversity compare to the likes of the Yanks and even the Sox. I mean give the sox credit, Becket has been so-so, Ortiz is having an off year, Manny’s gone(and the distractions) Buchholz who they relied on has been awful, BP has been bad, injuries to Wakefield and inconsistent hitting.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          Eh, call me dishonest but fuck that code of a warrior crap. if Tom Brady didn’t play in Super Bowl 42, I would’ve been ecstatic and just as jubilant as I am now if the Giants would have won the Super Bowl sans Tom Brady for the Patriots. Sure, you can say it is a bit sweeter knowing that the golden boy got his ass handed to him by the Giants’ defense, but as a fan, I could care less if they were at full strength or not.

          They are in the way of the Yankees making the playoffs, fuck ‘em, let ‘em deal with some injuries, won’t hear me complaining if Boston has to start Bartolo Colon, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Clay Buchholz in our upcoming three game set because of injuries to Tim Wakefield and Curt Schilling.

          • A.D.

            Its definitly sweeter that Brady was in, though would have been a media field day if he couldn’t play in the superbowl, given his back-up hasn’t been the starter since high school.

            Regardless injuries are part of the game, gotta win anyways

    • Nady Nation

      Not to mention Carl Crawford is on the DL and his season could be in jeopardy. Their offense is pretty depleted at the moment

  • Nady Nation

    I’ve been strangely pumped for this game all day, despite the team’s recent struggles. Let’s get this ship going in the right direction…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Another unclutch hit by A-Rod.

    • Steve H

      He just might unclutch hit his way to a batting title

    • Ivan

      Speaking of A-Rod, That fat double chin bitch Chris Carlin really need to Shut the fuck up. He kills A-Rod all the time.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Dude, do you say that in your sleep?

  • Ivan

    You know that hit figgins got off Mariano still is bothering me a bit when that GB punto hit towards Cano.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I still think the base-runner on first base kind of screened Cano a bit from from his route to the ball.

      • Ivan

        Put Betemit in there too.

  • A.D.

    it’d be better if they just didn’t discuss the debacle of this weekend

  • Manimal

    holy shit, I thought he over threw second base from that camera angle. Scared me for a second. Hell of a play by the No-range-shortstop

    • A.D.

      yeah, same, very odd camera angle

  • Nady Nation

    Wow, the Sawx are calling up another knuckleballer to replace Wakefield in the rotation.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    • A.D.

      didn’t even know they have one

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Charlie Zink sucks. 29yr old career minor leaguer, I think this is his 4th straight year in AAA. Went to the same school as Ryan Pope, the Savannah College or Art and Design.

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        related to Ryan Zink?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          I don’t believe so.

          How was Ecuador?

          • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

            amazing. my mother donated her kidney to my uncle so i wanted to be around for that and to take care of her, so i needed to stay longer

  • Ivan

    Yo I was reading articles and listening to people and watching TV and almost everybody had the yanks done.

  • Manimal

    Sexsons scared of the ballllllllllll, Sexsons scared of the ballllllllllllll

  • Manimal

    Imagine if they went on a ’07 Colorodo Rockies streak.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jesus Christ Kay and Flaherty are KILLING Cano all game long so far.

    • Manimal

      They’ve been in the booth so much together they got on the same cycle and I guess its that time of the month for them…:D

  • Nady Nation

    Count it

  • Ivan

    Did the Yanks caught a break.

  • A.D.

    old 1st to 3rd on the thow away

  • A.D.

    thats Sexson at his best right now

  • A.D.

    gold gloves have nothing to do with calling games…

  • Nady Nation

    Are you kidding me right now? Melky and Christian to get this run in…ugh

  • Ivan

    that was great Pudge.

  • A.D.

    Melky at his finest

  • Nady Nation

    Melky being Melky

  • Smitt Dog

    Holy shit

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Dammit Johnny. Oh, I mean Melky.

  • Manimal

    Congratulations Girardi!

    • Joop

      I don’t understand how you blame Girardi for that.

      • Davi

        bench melky for the rest of the year except for late innings defense when there is no possible way he will have to bat. alternate j.c/damon in left and center and put nady where they aint.

  • Ivan

    I gonna go outside and blow some steam off.

  • bklynJT

    FUCK YOU MELKY!!!! Seriously… FUCK YOU!

  • Mac

    Fucking Melky. I hope he feels bad for being absolutely terrible.

    • Ivan

      He does, he just can’t help it that he sucks.

  • Ivan

    A raw Austin Jackson is better than Melky right now.

  • A.D.

    Shoulda pinch hit right there with Damon

  • Yankee1010

    Comically bad baseball. Is there a more infuriating offense in the league?

  • zzzzz

    is there anyone left to defend melky’s performance this year?

    • bklynJT

      We’ve all jumped on the RAB bandwagon. The Melky hate is stronger and growing stronger by the day.

  • Davi

    could melky suck anymore. I finally realize why he sucks so much. on second thought its vulgar so i wont type it here.

  • Nady Nation

    We need to stop putting runners in scoring position, that’s the main problem. Just stay on first base and score when we get some XBH’s. Seems like a simple formula to me

  • A.D.

    Span, Gomez, and Young could turn into one hell of an outfield, if they reach near their potential

  • Ivan

    Yo melky makes Brett Gardner look like Grady Seizmore.

  • Mike Pop

    they are getting ridiculous man.. cano on 3rd with no outs… bunt bunt bunt fuck it jus bunt him in

  • Dave P.

    Hmmmmm. Just saw the lineup. Is Girardi aware the team is in a pennant race?

  • Joey H

    ok with all due respect to christian, i love the kid, his enthuiasm, his energy but WHY THE FUCK is he headling off?

  • Nady Nation

    Adam Everett hits a HR, wow

  • A.D.

    Adam Everett really?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Adam freakin’ Everett did not just hit a homer.

    • Ivan

      That was Adam Everett.

  • Mike Pop

    i cant believe this lol i really cant

  • Ivan

    Even the scrubs are getting hurt.

  • Smitt Dog

    this is one of those points where I really need one of the posters here to talk me off a ledge. I’m seriously having thouights of giving up on ’08 for this team. I know its not impossible, but its becoming seemingly incredibly unlikely. Please someone give me some real reason to believe they will at the very least make this exciting?

    • bklynJT

      Just give up on them already. It will save you years on your life.

      • Smitt Dog

        I’m leaning that way…

        I don’t want to be ne of those guys, never have been, but they’re finding new ways to lose every game. I look at the standings and I’m always amazed that this team is above .500 – When I watch them I feel like I’m watching the equivalent of a lottery team in the NBA.

        Please someone give me something to believe in…

    • Nady Nation

      It’s the 2nd inning, we’re only 4 games back in wild card with 6 games to play against the wild card leader, Boston isn’t that good, and we have some starting pitching reinforcements on the way in the coming week or 2. That good?

      • Smitt Dog

        Thank you… Reasoned comments like that help me alot.

    • Mike Pop

      ill do my best.. if we go 9 and 3 over these games befor we hit boston than win 2 of 3 from them we will be in the lead for the wild card by 2 games or 3 games lol hapy

      • Smitt Dog

        Thank you. The thing that I keep coming to is that they are going in the opposite direction of a prolonged winning streak. All the years that they were winning, little things were going their way, now its almost always the opposite. I appreciate the effort, but until this team shows me they are capabable of ripping off 9 of their next 12, its a hard sell.

        • Mike Pop

          lol sorry man.. ur right tho nothing goes their way man.. some of there hard hits if they would go a foot or 2 to the left or right its a base hit.. balls dont drop in the of for them.. its rough man but im not making any excuses i jus had so much hope for this team coming in partly because of hughes and kenndy/// i jus dont give up on them im prolly wrong and they prob will miss hte playoffs but i cant think like that.. i kinda wish we kept mccutchen tho

  • Manimal

    In one play Christian has showed more balls in the outfield than Abreu all year.

    • BigBlueAL

      Who cares, Christian still sucks….

      • Manimal

        Name a major leaguer that could get that ball. Sure it was at the wall but it was definitely not catchable. Maybe one of those Gary Mathews Jr plays could’ve gotten it.

        • Joop

          Who cares, Christian still sucks….

          It doesn’t change that fact.

  • bklynJT

    The funny thing is that I wasn’t even phased by that hr.

  • Mike Pop

    this offseason with its free agency shopping is going to be fun !

    • Ivan

      I don’t know about that. I think the Yankee FO would be dissapointed but not furious.

  • Davi

    I played 3 sim games of the lineups in the show today. won all 3. although i got some timely hitting w. RISP. but I’m confident the yanks can win today because frankly I suck at the show, and hopefully the yankees suck less than me.

    • Mike Pop

      lol haha

    • A.D.

      did you have Melk & Christian in the lineup, and did Adam Everett hit a HR?

      • Davi

        yep, duplicated the exact lineups. No Everett never hit a HR, but Mauer and Mourneau hit back to back jacks and I still won.

  • Manimal

    I hate when I hiccup. Like right now.

    • Davi

      drink water upside down

    • Manimal

      Holy shit guys i just did this and it fucking worked, no joke! I just searched on google. My lungs hurt a little but no more hiccups.
      http://www.cognitial.com/hiccups.asp

  • Ivan

    Jeter has seen two pitches. two outs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      It’s three pitches if it makes you feel any better. ;)

      • Ivan

        I didn’t see the last pitch my bad lol.

    • Captain Wiley

      He sleeps with some fine lookin women though. Makes me proud to be a Yankees fan.

  • Joey H

    clueless joe anyone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Michael Kay, just shut up.

      • Joey H

        HE IS! Wasnt that what they were calling the previous joe years ago? this joe is more like, head in my ass joe

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      original

  • Mike Pop

    we will hit this guy tonight i promise u my fellow fans

  • Ivan

    iight yanks can certainly comeback. Hopefully Ponson doesn’t implode.

  • Joey H

    in fact tonight im going to watch WWF wrestling .. just like watching the a yankee game.. outcomes are predictable..

    • Ivan

      it’s actually the WWE Jabroni

      • Joey H

        watver man, i was a WWF fan not this WWE bullshit. where all they care about is appealing to little kids.

        • Ivan

          Yea the WWE material is dry.

          • Joey H

            one of my old favorites “Kane” i hear is supposed to put on his mask again. i was in MSG the night he took it off. i was ready to cry lol

            • Ivan

              The good ol days, when the rock was one of the funniest people with a mic and Stone Cold was the baddest SOB. Now we have superman John Cena.

              • Joey H

                john cena is a little prick. he wants to be ike the rock. the rock always gave that announcer guy who went to ESPN a hard time. hesthere for little 13 year old girls to cream themselves. BRING BACK BEER DRINKIN CIGARETTE SMOKING MIDDLEFINGER SALUTING baddassses allready!

  • Mike Pop

    if joba and phil come back for the boston series ill be stoked

    • Joey H

      …. no ill be stoked if they come back and pitch well. which i do expect them too.

  • Joey H

    oh and is longoria out ? fractured wrist im hearing..

    • A.D.

      yup, on the DL today

      • Joey H

        SCOREEEEEEE!

    • Smitt Dog

      15 day DL, fractured wrist

  • Jake H

    Team has no energy. They already know that this is a game that they lost.

    • Manimal

      I agree. There is no sense of urgency or panic. They are all wayyy to laid back for my taste.

      • Ivan

        Now how you know that.

        • Manimal

          Derek Jeter has seen 2 pitches!

          • Ivan

            three Jamal told me. Besides you really think Jeter is just playing through emotions?

      • Joey H

        yea considering that i thought with girardi they would have a fire lit under their asses

    • Ivan

      I thought Melky suppose to supply that.

    • Nady Nation

      Are you being serious right now? It’s a 2 run game in the 4th inning

  • Mike Pop

    they gonnan win this game jake “im a bad fan” h

  • Joey H

    why does sir sidney think its ok to fall behind in counts with 2 outs? if he just keeps attacking the zone it will make a dfference in so many ways

  • Manimal

    Knowblauch and that reliever, forgot his name at the moment…

    • BigBlueAL

      shit missed it, trivia question??

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Which players (2) played for Twins ’91 WS team and the Yanks ’98 & ’99 WS teams.

    • Manimal

      Knoblauch*

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Knoblauch has to be one…

  • Mike Pop

    willie banks is one of them

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Holy crap moly, I forgot all about him.

  • Mike Pop

    banks and chucky boy

  • Manimal

    well we solved that one quickly.

  • BigBlueAL

    Answer is Knobie and Chili Davis…

  • Jake H

    This team doesn’t inspire me to believe that they will come back.

  • Ivan

    Boy the yanks are being SO by the immortal Glenn Perkins.

  • A.D.

    Chili Davis & Knoblach

  • Mike Pop

    it sucks tho too see them struggle i cant even watch baseball tonight becuz i cxanrt stand to watch them

    • Manimal

      I only watch ESPN when the yankees win.

      • Ivan

        word. They love that the yanks are struggling.

        Remember when the Sox collapse two years ago, you notice how the people in ESPN were all down making all types of excuses.

        • Manimal

          no I’m just too disgusted to watch.

  • Nady Nation

    Dick Sex, how bout justifying your presence in the lineup back to back days?

  • Mike Pop

    its willie banks

    • BigBlueAL

      Chilli Davis

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Chili wasn’t on the ’98 and ’99 teams, was he?

        • Ivan

          he was on 99 I know that, probably 98 too.

          And he was Jamaican.

        • A.D.

          he was, Banks wasnt

          • BigBlueAL

            Banks wasnt even on Twins in 91 dont think..

            • A.D.

              Banks was on the 91 twins, was on the 98u yanks, but was traded to arizon, and wasnt on the 99 yanks

              • BigBlueAL

                yup ur right he was on 91 Twins..

        • BigBlueAL

          Yup, only seasons he played was 98 and 99. He got hurt early in 98 but came back at end of season, even hit a HR in ALCS.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Shit, you’re right. I was confusing him with Charlie Hayes.

  • Nady Nation

    Good thing Giambi’s not playing

  • Mike Pop

    o maybe not lol

  • Charles

    If these Yanks can’t even beat these Twinkies,oh man…

    • Steve H

      You mean the Twinkies with a better record than us, and an 8-3 pitcher on the mound? Oh yeah, and at home, where they win 65% of their games.

      • Charles

        I just don’t think they had a chance to compete this year given that they traded Santana and Liriano is coming back from an injury. Their offense, aside from Mauer and Morneau, isn’t really that good too.

    • Smitt Dog

      They can, but I’d bet they wont. Thats whats frustrating.

  • Manimal

    Whats better than toasted poptarts. FROZEN POPTARTS.

    • Davi

      take 2 chocolate poptarts, put some ice cream in the middle. its pretty good.

  • Mike Pop

    we signing tex dunn and a pitcher

    • Manimal

      just tex and sabathia

      • A.D.

        yeah no Dunn please

      • Mike Pop

        we aint getting sabathia.. he likes to hit and dominates in the nl

        • Steve H

          I think an extra $20mil would make him put down the bat. While he may like the NL, who’s gonna pay him?

    • Charles

      Tex and sheets for me.

      • Joey H

        CC over sheets anyway of the week! at least we know CC can pitch in the AL and stay healthy.. he even won a CY young

  • Ivan

    We need Jesus Montero on this team.

    Shit he probably hit better than Melky right.

    • A.D.

      i’d take him over melk in an rbi situation right now

      • Ivan

        Seriously, I would take Montero over Melky in a big spot.

    • Manimal

      Seriously, why is J-up in the majors at 19 but Montero isn’t even in AA.

      • Charles

        You do know that J-Up is a once-in-a-generation talent no?

        • Manimal

          I never even said Majors. Dub-A. T’is all.

      • Steve H

        Where should we start?

  • Mike Pop

    no tex dunn sabathia manny sheets

  • Ivan

    Cabrera and Christian back to back ouch.

  • CJ

    Melky. Cabrera. is. the worst. player. in the majors.

  • Nady Nation

    Great lineup Joe.

  • Manimal

    I hate when umps dont give time.

  • Lanny

    I’ve pretty much had it with Girardi.

    I appreciate Torre even more now.

    • BigBlueAL

      But Torre blew out Sturtze and Proctor’s arms!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I don’t, fuck Joe Torre.That man ruined people’s careers.

      • Joey H

        at least he got us to the playoffs

        • Steve H

          With much better teams. Torre never relied on 2 rookie starters, that produced 0 wins thru August 11th, lost his ace, lost his catcher, the MVP for a few weeks, AND still had his team in contention.

          • BigBlueAL

            does 2005 ring a bell at all????

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Lest you forget the days of Small, Chacon, Redding, May, Franklin, Bean…

            • Steve H

              And if Darrell Rasner was the 10-0 that Small was, and Ponson was the 7-3 that Chacon was, we’d be in the playoffs. So you give the credit to Torre for that?

          • Joey H

            and thsi is where yo uare wrong, joe G didnt rely on two rookie starters , that was a cashman decision

            • Steve H

              Well you’re blaming Girardi, not Cashman. So I’ll take all of Torre’s playoff appearances and give the credit to Cashman for those too.

              • Joey H

                steve if you are going to argue at least make some sennse. i said nothing about blaming girardi in this thread do begin with. it was a jamal comment.

                • Steve H

                  you said at least Torre got us to the playoffs in response to jamal’s comment. I apologize if that wasn’t a knock on girardi probably not getting us to the playoffs, but that’s how i took it.

                • Joey H

                  no it was more of a dont disrespect torre because he doesnt deserve that, through thick and thin he found a way to win.

                • Steve H

                  my bad

      • Nady Nation

        That man also won us 4 championships and got us to the playoffs every year of his tenure

      • kunaldo

        so did billy martin…

      • Ivan

        Come on Jamal.

      • BigBlueAL

        You have got to be kidding me. Fuck Joe Torre??? Fuck this new Florida Marlins approach of relying on all these fuckin youngsters and only givin a shit about how the fuckin Single-A hitters are doing and how they drafted some stud HS pitcher who will never make it to the big leagues. Ill take winning WS titles over being excited about prospects who might be good for the Yankees in 2012….

        • Steve H

          Well the Marlins have won a title more recently than we have.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          OK, maybe it was a bit too strong, but this fucking Joe Girardi bashing is getting on my God Damn nerve.

          • BigBlueAL

            Why have so much loyalty to Girardi though?? If anything you should praise Torre, not rip him, the way you defend Girardi because you know Torre actually won 4 WS titles….

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

              The bashing on Joe Girardi has nothing to do with Joe Torre though, a lot of it is just needless complaining and short-sightedness. Since people have an issue with the lineup tonight then every single time Melky Cabrera, Justin Christian, or Richie Sexson make an out, you have twenty different people coming out of the woodwork to call for the man’s head.

              The players still have to play the game.

              • BigBlueAL

                True enuff seperate things totally, just next time dont go sayin Fuck Joe Torre please….

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Please, if anything he resurrected Sturtze’s & Proctor’s careers.

        • Joey H

          …… resurrected… as in…. they had any type of a decent career before that ?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Bad choice of words, but did they not have their best seasons under him?

      • Nady Nation

        Jamal, how can you honestly say “fuck Joe Torre”? How can a Yankee fan possibly say that?

        • BigBlueAL

          He is too young to remember when the Yankees actually won titles, ive noticed these younger Yankees fans remind me of Red sox fans when they were always frustrated with the Yankees always winnin and them suckin, now its the opposite and all u read here is people rippin the Red Sox as if they suck when they have 2 titles in 4 years…

          • Joey H

            very true, in order to appreciate the tradition .. youve got to live it

  • Davi

    its’ melky’s bday today. thats why girardi is playing him. because really thats the one reason I would play him. well no. I still wouldn’t play him. I’d let him be that bat boy as a bday gift.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow Yankees shut out thru 5 with only 3 hits, shocking considering the juggernaut lineup Girardi put out there…

  • Lanny

    This is the worst lineup Ive seen this year. Girardi reminiscing about his time in the NL?

    Are we giving up?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I sure hope Damon’s feeling well rested.

  • Mike Pop

    Why isnt melky getting sent down

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    On the bright side, Ponson’s pitching pretty decently.

    • Charles

      Yep. And he’s got a pretty sick 11:1 GB-FB ratio.

      • Charles

        Make it 12:1.

  • Pedro

    Can we fire Girardi now, or do we have to wait till we’re out of contention? If you add up all the OBP’s of the bottom four of lineup, you might not get to .400, they are THAT bad, only Girardi can’t see

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      So now Joe Girardi is an idiot for playing Robinson Cano and Ivan Rodriguez, whatever.

      • Steve H

        Yeah, let’s see Molina and Betemit. What are their OBP’s Pedro?

        • Pedro

          Cano and Pudge have been horrible, but only Girardi doesn’t know, so he adds two other horrible bats to the lineup in Sexson and Melky. There’s no way with Cano and Pudge, there are no viable options, but you have to minimize the damage, he has options for Melky’s and Sexson’s spot… So instead of having only 2 bad hitters in the bottom of the lineup, we have 4 because our manager doesn’t have a clue.

  • kunaldo

    thank GOODNESS we have all these righties in today or else our offense would be in real trouble…

  • Brian Cashman

    i wish we could go back and get johan for melky and ian now

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      No, you don’t wish that because you yourself publicly stated that it would have taken Chien-Ming Wang in addition to those two and another prospect to land Johan Santana. The other deal was for Phil Hughes, Cabrera, and two other prospects…for the umpteenth fucking time.

      • Mike Pop

        lol calm down

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          I’m sorry man, but the hating on Joe Girardi has me a bit on edge.

          • Mike Pop

            me too the hating on joe girardi is too much.. we loved him before the angels series we are all mad on edge lol.. none of us are use to this shit

      • Joey H

        no, it was wang and johan straight up im pretty sure.

        • Lanny

          Hughes for Santana?

          Who doesnt do that now?

          I wont count IPK and Melky because they aren’t real players. Who doesn’t make that move with 20-20 hindsight?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

            Fuck that, I still won’t make that move.

            • Lanny

              Why? You like being a 3rd place team?

              When they overpay for also ran starters like AJ Burnett this Nov after Sabathia spurns them what will you say?

              Hughes doesn’t have half the stuff Santana has and it’s not like Santana is 40 yrs old.

              Stop thinking every prospect is an all star. You have to give up good to get good.

              And if theres one thing the Yanks have in abundance its right hand pitching.

              • Ivan

                It’s easy to say that when the team struggles like this.

          • Steve H

            Where did that come from?

  • Smitt Dog

    This is like watching paint dry.. then filling the paint can with razor blades and fucking it

  • Ivan

    You should of done that the first time Ponson.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    He cuts the mustard … I love it.

  • Charles

    Melky wasn’t really a stud prospect to begin with. He had a hot streak in Triple A which led to his promotion, had that memorable catch to take away Manny’s homer, which immediately thrust him into the hearts of Yankee faithful, and has sucked ever since. I wish they demote him and call up Gardner again.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Let’s face reality here. If his name was say, John, he’d be much less appealing.

  • Mike Pop

    i agree cash

  • Mike Pop

    We need jesus thats what we need

    • Davi

      J.C is playing in left today. hell his last name is Christian.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        “Hell his name is Christian.”

        Heh.

  • A.D.

    So Shooter Hunt, nice pick for the Twins so far

    • Charles

      Did the Yanks get a chance to get him at the supplemental round?

      • Ivan

        Nah.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        I don’t think so, but ~30 innings in A-ball does not a career make.

        • Ivan

          especially a college pitcher.

      • A.D.

        no they could have only gotten him instead of Cole, which you’d never do, but he’s put up numbers since signing

  • Ivan

    Man if the yanks were playing better, we could be WC leaders cuz Boston is just playing some bad baseball right. Getting no hit again. Shit we making Boston look like the Angels right now how the yankees are playing..

  • Mike Pop

    is arod cursed

  • Ivan

    Come on A-Rod.

  • Lanny

    What young player has distinguished himself besides Joba?

    Cano is pretty terrible unless you like .300 OBP.

    The only high level talent in the high minors is AJ and hes 2 yrs away.

    Melky should have been traded 2 years ago when his value was high.

    Not even RAB can defend IPK anymore.

    • Ivan

      Chill dude.

    • Steve H

      Cano hit .342 as a 23 year old 2b, then followed that up with a .306 19 hr/97 rbi season. Pretty terrible?

      • Lanny

        Cano has clearly regressed this season. It shows he can’t make the adjustments. His value is high and he should be moved while he can. A free swinger with a .300 OBP isn’t an All Star in my book.

        Pedroia is clearly the better player between the two.

        • Steve H

          He had a horrible April, but has hit .295/.287/.327 in 3 full months since. Pedroias obp is .361 so he’s not exactly Barry Bonds, and has less power, not that I had ever mentioned Pedroia. Tell me how good Bucholz is, or have you completely written him off? He’s been terrible with a bigger sample size than IPK. What are they saying about him on Sox boards?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Ben, Mike, and Joe don’t have to. I and a lot of other people with some damn perspective will gladly take their place.

  • Pedro

    There’s our golden boy, the best 27 million can buy.

  • Charles

    This is just not our year. Ugh.

  • Mike Pop

    we shoulda got a deal done for johan regardless.. we prolly coulda pulled off some shit without giving up hughes wang or austen jax that woulda topped the mets shit… we coulda centered it round tabata

  • Charles

    Is there such a team record for the most GIDP in a season?

    • Steve H

      The 1996 team grounded into more DP’s than this team is on pace for.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    As far as I can tell, the Twins are the only team with two former 1/1 draft picks on their current roster.

  • Ivan

    Fundamental baseball by the twins, something the yanks lack.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Girardi should go over to Damon & Giambi on the bench and ask them why they think the team isn’t scoring.

    • Nady Nation

      He’s saving Giambi to pinch run for Christian

      • BigBlueAL

        LMFAO

  • Pedro

    LOOK AT THAT! They can get that runner in from 3rd base with less than 2 outs, didn’t know that was legal.

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

    I give in. Ponson doesn’t completely suck.

  • Charles

    For all the Ponson detractors out there, he has so far defied all our expectations on him. That’s 3 straight quality starts now.

    • Ivan

      and the yanks are gonna lose two of three quality starts.

  • Pedro

    Have he had a hitter ahead in the count the whole game?

  • Davi

    is phelps swimming tonight. I need to watch someone who wins.

    • A.D.

      yeah soon

  • Mike Pop

    uhoh i smell a rally

  • Mike Pop

    killing dp

  • Lanny

    A-Rod is having the softest statistical season I’ve ever seen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      What sense does that make?

      • Steve H

        Very disappointed you didn’t get an answer to this one, I wanted to see the spin on it.

  • Nady Nation

    Good AB Richie

  • Charles

    Could have used Giambi on that spot for Sexson..

  • Pedro

    Is there one hitter on this team who can turn on a FB?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Jon Danks’ no-no is broken up by the pedophile.

    • Davi

      youkilis? is there another pedophile in mlb?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        LoL, you know there isn’t.

        • Davi

          he’s seriously looks a rabid truck driver who solicits truck stop whores with every std in the book. I would not let any small children or women within 1000 feet of him

  • Mike Pop

    these guys are so soft mentally its sad

    • Charles

      So true..It’s disappointing because everyone knows they’re capable of being way better than what they’re currently showing.

    • Ivan

      I totally disagree with ya saying.

  • TheLastClown

    Why is Pudge swinging at balls on tees?

    • TheLastClown

      Golf tees that is

      • Lanny

        have you watched Pudge hit the past decade?

        Hes a free swinger

  • Mike Pop

    look at it this way if boston loses tonight we in the same spot we were this morning .. BRING IN BOOF BONSER PLEASE

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Boston takes 2-1 lead on J.D. Drew’s 2-RBI-2B.

    • Ivan

      now they got the lead.

  • TheLastClown

    Fats quick as a cat!

  • Charles

    Adam Everett looks like a hobbit.

  • Ivan

    Nothing is going right right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Just one of those spells, it just looks worse because of how deep we are into the calendar.

  • Mike Pop

    the shit in the lineup ins coming up

  • Nady Nation

    And Boston is now winning. It just keeps getting better. At least we’re going down with our best out there tonight…

  • A.D.

    Pudge still has the reflexes

  • http://deleted Randy

    red sox took the lead.

  • Charles

    Damn, Ponson with that 17-2 GB-FB ratio. Nasty.

  • Nady Nation

    Why is Melky still in this game right now? Someone please explain this to me

    • Davi

      they should have pitch hit giambi for sexon last inning, then switched out damon with melky

  • Pedro

    Shouldn’t even allow Melky to leadoff, but we don’t have a manager.

  • Mike Pop

    minny man if they come out of nowhere and sign a big bat in the offseason or make a trade for one that is a real real serious team with those 5 young pitchers… baker and liriano absolutelyu filthy

  • Joey H

    is anyone else amazed about how fast this game progresssed? in all likely hood, the game will beover by 1030

  • Ivan

    Melky can’t even get the ball outta the infield.

  • Nady Nation

    Attention Joe: JOHNNY DAMON IS ON YOUR BENCH RIGHT NOW! YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE HIM IN THE GAME, EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOT START

  • CJ

    Melky Cabrera followed by Justin Christian. Wow, what a way to start an 8th-inning rally. This is ridiculous.

  • Mike Pop

    WE are the fucken yankees man why are we doing so bad

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    If the Yankees lose tonight they will go on a 5-game winning streak. You heard it here first (No, I’m not joking).

    • Mike Pop

      i do agree with that shit… there will be a meeting in the clubhouse tonight after the game like after the lester loss

    • Charles

      I don’t get it. How?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Just ‘cuz.

      • Mike Pop

        lol cuz they gonna blow up

  • Nady Nation

    Jamal, can you defend Girardi for not pinch hitting Damon for EITHER Melky or Christian there? I’m interested in hearing that argument

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Other than wanting to give him a full day off, no, can’t come up with a logical reason why not.

  • Ivan

    This is boring.

  • Charles

    Oh my, the term “pinch-hit” exists Joe.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ponson’s going to wind up with a CG loss.

    • Nady Nation

      Mike, can you believe that Damon did not just pinch hit for either of the putrid OF we had up that inning? Am I the only one who cannot believe that?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        It would have make sense, therefore the manager choose not to do it.

        • Nady Nation

          Oh true. I forgot he goes by that school of managing

  • Mike Pop

    listen to eminem right now it makes shit better

  • Pedro

    90 to 95% of Perkins’ pitches tonight were FB’s, and no Yankee hitter could get around on his 91mph heater. That’s yet another starter who dominates the Yankees using only his FB.

    • Charles

      Last one to do that was Matt Garza right?

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Pete Abe’s heart just skipped a beat: http://www.newyorkjets.com/blo.....-jets-role

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      “I think it’s really cool that you guys are trying to integrate a new kind of media into your gameday experience…” – Jenn Sterger

      Yeah, hiring some eye candy to do useless interviews is so innovative. ;)

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        It’s awesome and terribly embarrassing at the same time. I’m very confused by the whole situation.

        • Davi

          I wonder if part of her in game responsibilities will be to visit Gate D

          • Steve H

            Like to see her at gate DD’s

  • A.D.

    why get the pen up, let ponson finish this off

  • Davi

    the flying monkey is up in the bp.

    • Davi

      sorry getting my wizard of oz characters confused. the wicked witch is up.

  • Pedro

    What’s our winning percentage in series’ openers this season? Just a guess, but it might be lower than .350

  • Mike Pop

    is nathan gonna come in or is it gonna be glen

  • http://pmonaco@gmail.com Peter Monaco

    What a joke. Damon has to play centerfield Girardi stop playing minor leaguers. There’s only one thing christian is in the majors for that’s speed and the only thing major league about Cabrera is his fielding and his arm.

  • Pedro

    Pudge has yet to show what he can do better than Molina. They have been equally bad so far.

  • steve (different one)

    i vote for leaving Ponson in. they won’t score 3 runs anyway, so save the pen.

  • Ivan

    Yawn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    So Gary Sheffield, does Jim Leyland hate black people too?

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    • Ivan

      Typical Sheff.

    • Nady Nation

      Sheffield, continuing to be insanely hateable

  • Hybrid Moments

    Girardi is such an asshole.

  • Mike Pop

    game over

    • steve (different one)

      game was over in the 3rd inning.

  • Mike Pop

    why take him out the game is over

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Like I said, five game winning streak starting mañana.

  • Pedro

    I wish we would fire Girardi tonight at 2am

    • steve (different one)

      that’s dumb.

  • Charles

    Anyone think we could’ve gotten Dunn from the Reds?

    • steve (different one)

      yes. if you move the Yankees to the NL and make their record about 6 games worse, they could have claimed him ahead of AZ

    • Pedro

      Good thing we didn’t, we wouldn’t want good players on this team, would we? Also, Dunn would probably play twice a week anyway, since Joe would want to keep him fresh for the playoffs, that thing that we won’t be playing in.

      • steve (different one)

        yeah, that Nady trade sucked.

  • Pedro

    And there’s Pudge again, he’s been great, hasn’t him?

  • Manimal

    Ladies and Gents, I will see you fellers in 09.

    • steve (different one)

      thank God.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Later, fair-weather.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I really like that Joe Girardi sticks to his guys and doesn’t shy away from them after a blowup outing.

  • A.D.

    Phelps is about to race

    • A.D.

      racing

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Bringing Nathan in is just like pouring salt on the wound.

  • Ivan

    Seriously we need to stop with the Girardi bashing. Yes he has made some questionable decisions but come on. Sound like met fans with Willie Randolph.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Couldn’t have said it better.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Just tune them out, they’re not going away.

    • Nady Nation

      If you make dumb moves, you’re going to be open to criticism. Why should Girardi be excused from that?

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        He’s not immune to criticism, but I think Ivan was referring to the “Girardi’s the Antichrist” type comment, as opposed to intelligent criticism.

        • Nady Nation

          Fair enough, I can understand that.

      • Ivan

        So no managers are immune to making bad decisions? Y’all sound like whiny bitches right now seriously. I apologize for sounding vulgar but right now ya letting that fustration get to ya people.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Chill. People shouldn’t go with the “Girardi’s the Antichrist” stuff, but at the same time it’s totally fair to analyze a manager’s moves and decide whether you like them or not.

        • Nady Nation

          In what part of my comment did I sound like a “whiny bitch”? If you’ve been reading my comments for days, I’m actually one of the level-headed fans that hasn’t already thrown in the towel on the season. No manager is immune to making bad decisions. However, when bad decisions are made, why can’t they be criticized? Just because you like Girardi doesn’t mean other people can’t question his moves and strategies

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

            I believe he was referring to a select few.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Then he shouldn’t have responded directly to one person’s comment. And even if he was speaking more in general than about anyone in particular, he should probably watch it with the “whiny bitch” stuff. Pretty tough to sound intelligent or mature when saying things like that.

          • Ivan

            Look alright, of course managers have a right to be criticize, that’s part of the game same with A-Rod. But when criticism reaches a level that’s ridiculous I have beef with that. It doesn’t matter if I like Girardi or not. The point is you got every right and probably have valid points to criticize him. It’s the inlogical comments I can’t stand. It’s sound so whiny. Again I apologize, but you get what Im saying.

            • TheLastClown

              Inlogical….love it

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                Heh.

              • Ivan

                my bad. You know what I mean’t

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Cool, my best friend goes to Stony Brook.

  • A.D.

    Phelps just crushed the 200m, and set the wr, again

    • Ivan

      Does Phelps ever lose. Even Tiger loses once every generation.

      • A.D.

        he did last olympics, but his hardest events are out of the way, and thorpe choosing to stop competing and instead be a green advocate in aussie helps

  • Ivan

    Another day, another lost.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    True or false, the Giants/Twins trade is like the Yanks dealing Wilkins De La Rosa (Liriano), Ian Kennedy (Bonser), and Jose Veras (Nathan).

    *Why do I feel like I’m forgetting someone.
    **The reason I picked Veras over Mark Melancon is because Nathan was a bit older when he started having his consistent success out of a Major League bullpen.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      That’s pretty close, although Liriano was coming off two years worth of shoulder issues, and Nathan was better than Veras even before the deal. Good comp though, that about as close as you could get in the Yanks system.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        I thought about that (Liriano’s injury history), but I still felt that De La Rosa was a closer comp than Alan Horne.

    • A.D.

      well Liriano is a lot younger than De La Rosa if the trade happene4d today vs then, hope IPK is better than Bosner, and doubt veras will ever be as good as nathan

      probably evens out, but Lirano way younger at the trade

  • chris

    I don’t understand how people fail to see that Joe Girardi has been a terrible manager when dealing with lineups. He’s horrible. His BP management and his faith in pitchers is a welcomed change, but his lineup shuffling (at this point in time) is terrible. it makes no sense. he did the exact same thing a week or so ago with nady when nady “needed” a day off (against baltimore, maybe?).

    • steve (different one)

      except Nady actually had a sore quad.

      tonight was a mistake. can’t defend it but there are times when we dont know all the facts. he sat Nady and it didn’t come out until a few days later he had a sore quad.

  • mustang

    The fat lady is not singing,but she is starting to warm up on the Yankees 2008 season.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Frustrating times, but it’s August 11. Plenty of baseball left to be played.

  • Nady Nation

    Did we have one guy in scoring position all night?

    • A.D.

      corners no body out in the 2nd

      • Nady Nation

        That was the only time though, right?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          In the first Bobby Abreu got to third on a two out, A-Rod single.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Anybody hear that idiot Joe Benigno on WFAN the other day, calling the time difference between the U.S. and China “stupid”? Can you get any more ignorant?

    • mustang

      Man lay off the WFAN don’t you know it’s bad for your health.

    • Ivan

      That’s just Benigno being an inlogical idiot.

  • Nady Nation

    I can’t even believe I’m saying this, but Kay made valid points about Damon’s DNP

  • TheLastClown

    So Boston just roundly beat the White Sox…making us what…4 or 5, maybe 5.5 out of the WC?

    • Ivan

      5 GB.

  • Old Ranger

    Jamal G…
    Good luck trying to let people with a memory started in 1996, understand anything other then play-offs/WS. As you or someone said;”one must live it before one can understand it.” Some of us have seen this same disaster before, many times.
    You did a good job trying, good luck. 27/09?

  • Hybrid Moments

    Don’t take this post the wrong way. I am all for judging players by their numbers and like using sabermetrics. But has it entered anyones minds that ever since 2005, this team just doesn’t mesh at all?

    • Old Ranger

      I would go back to 2003, sometimes I see these guys (not all) with runner on 3rd 0-1 out, trying to hit a 5 run HR. there are a lot more then just that but you’ll get what I mean. 27/09?

  • http://godfather frankopy@yahoo.com

    joe says he likes what christian brings to the park…hookers, i guess

  • RustyJohn

    When you’re down and out…feeling sad..when tears are in your eyes, just remember what it was like to wake up in the morning and the only highlight in the box score was to see if Steve Sax got a hit.

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  • http://blogs.msg.com/gameon/2008/08/12/joe-must-go/ Alvaro Espinosa

    Hey man, you got mentioned on MSG’s website.