It’s a little late, but that thread is getting tough to load. Mo for the ninth. Let’s go Yankees!
sorry guys but F its RANSOM
What people needs to understand about Wang, is that he hasnt pitch since June of last year. he has the stuff, but what i see is, his legs are not there. that tells you he needs more time to get ready, Bruney had the same problem two months ago and now he is fine. I think that Wang is just a month away from being the great pitcher that he is. I think what the Yankees should do is sent him down and bring up Hughes. Let Wang get his legs back and pitching location. Once he does that, bring him back and you will see a different Wang. Also, take out Gardner and Ransom out of the lineup and put in Melky in CF and Miranda at 3B.
Interesting place for this post. Umm, Miranda at 3rd? No thanks.
Miranda throws with his left hand.
even if it wasn’t physically impossible, it would still be one of the worst ideas of all time.
Haha, still want to take Ransom out of the line-up (yeah, i know, hindsight is 20/20)
Nice AB from Gojira.
Lol, this is the second time in a few days Dekster walked without swinging the bat.
best case scenario is ransom gets hit in his ass
if i was him id just lean into one, its about time i did my team a favor
Looks like he did lean into one. Good call.
I bet he pops it up to the infield
Player A: 170/0/4/255/191
Player B: 128/0/2/171/231
One of those two is better known as Cody “The Rake” Ransom.
Cody breaks the code!!!
Left field is brutal. It looked like Choo didn’t have a clue where that ball was.
I don’t know if he would’ve got to it anyway. He was way out of position towards left center.
agree, on replay he pulled up about 10 feet too soon. maybe if he reads it right he makes a sliding catch.
WTF!! We’ll take it, although there foes a Save for Mo and my fantasy team.
Burnett is going to miss the win for me by just a couple outs. =/
hahahaha what was thattttt
ransom came through i think my pills are kicking in
cheer up cody
Cody!! I take it all back. For now.
Shouldn’t that have been an error?
Welcome to the sun field mko.
no. they rarely give errors on a ball that falls untouched.
and it’s debatable whether he catches it anyway. he was positioned wrong.
jackson for the 9th!
Broken bat, pop fly, bases-clearing, 3 RBI double. Easily the highlight of his season.
lollll why did he stop running?
Is that not an error on Choo?
its not an error if they dont make contact with the ball
Not saying it’s right, but they rarely (never?) give an error if the fielder doesn’t touch the ball.
I love it!! Fuck your W Pavano.
We have chewed out and spit up this Indians bullpen, despite our struggles (and most bullpens, for that matter) this series…
Assuming we win, who gets the win?
yes. and he earned it IMO.
Cheer up, Cory
Don’t let it get you down
Pick yourself up off the ground
It’s gonna be alright
Cheer up, Cory
You look a little sad
Your life ain’t so bad
Just think of all the good times
Remember your 33rd birthday
You threw a great big party
And all of your friends were there for you
Jeter, Robbie and me
We brought you a cake in the shape of a four and a three
’cause we all thought you were forty three
haha I didn’t even realize that, I was so entranced and taken back from the soothing melody.
oh man, epic fail for me.
Jorge says NO
Cody = confident = Super utility man for the NYY
the yankees win
Yankees win, Mets lose, if the heat win tonight, I’ll be ecstatic.
Jorge is happy!!!
Ransom’s defense = 1000 X’s improved
A sweep against Oakland would be really, really nice.
I HATE Cody Ransom!!!11!eleven!! Why did he have to hit a 3run double in the 8th?????? With his stupid stat-padding he cost Mo a save!!1! Stupid egoist!! A walk or a single and it’s still a save opportunity but has to get himself into the spotlight. JUST LIKE A-ROD!!11!!!1!!
I’m a search for the positive kind of guy mostly, but that said, I gotta say, I don’t see how you don’t feel at least pretty good about this club being 7-6 right now. They haven’t had a chance in 3 of those games, and obviously you can’t toss that out and that problem (Wang) needs to be addressed. But given that I think it’s safe to assume that the Yanks will manage to employ a starter in the five hole with an ERA less than 30 in his 200+ IP, you can color me encouraged.
1. Cano–everything you could have hoped for and more–forget the hitting, we know Robbie can rake–but the number of pitches he’s seeing, he keeps that up, he’s at a different level, better even that he was pre-’08.
2. Jetes–I’d like to see his .OBP start to creep up, and with the all encompassing caveat “small sample size” the .SLG numbers are awfully encouraging.
3. AJ and CC and Andy–no real complaints thus far. I actually had kind of written off April for CC. He hasn’t been great, but he’s frankly been better than expected given that he doesn’t have close to his normal fastball command yet. AJ has been great–tough with the command and ump today, but worth every penny. Andy has been quietly outstanding–if the FIP numbers from last year tell the truth, and with a generally improved defensive club, resigning him may end up being huge.
4. Bruney–goes without saying (and Alby gets a shout out here too)
5. Tex–starting to get going and gotta love the defensive upgrage.
6. Melky–look, obviously he didn’t turn into a .600+ SLG hitter, but he’s handled the bench role awfully well thus far and while I supported Gardy starting out there and feel obligated to stay with that position till at least game 25-30, Melky could well prove me wrong.
8. Jorge–having that bat back is just enormous. Showing a whole lot of pop.
And the negatives: Wang, Wang, Wang–Marte and Veras are close; Gardner; Ransom.
Jury Out: ‘Deki
Don’t forget about the generally positive news coming out on ARod’s recovery. That will hopefully be a nice May boost.
So far this year, the offense is doing an infinitely better job of covering up the nights when the Yanks send a lineup that’s only 7 deep out there. Part of that is sample size, part of it is that the blackhole type of guys have actually had a couple of big moments in close wins (e.g., Ransom, who has what, 5 hits this year, has had 2 of them come in big spots, once in Tampa, once day, and Gardy, with the two doubles when they beat TB in the AJ game) and part of it, without seeing updated numbers reflecting today yet, is that the club is slugging the hell out the ball–they were slugging .473 as a team, good for 6th in the league coming into the game, and it’ll go up today, given that 5 of their 9 hits were for XB.
Bottom line is 70 runs in 13 games, or around 5.4 runs per game, and they’ve only scored less than 4 once. Is some of that luck? It might be–the lineup as is isn’t nearly long enough, especially on the days Molina plays.
And Arod makes all the difference there–with Arod back, and Posada hopefully working his way up to catching maybe 70% of the games, then from my perspective, the CF slot is the only spot in the lineup where one has to fear less than replacement level production. I wanted Gardy to start out there, and I have to stick with it for a bit, but he just screams black hole. If he doesn’t get the K rate down, he’s just not an MLB regular.
And losing Nady is a blow here, since it means Matsui has to DH most of the time for the above to hold true. And I’m moderately encouraged on ‘Deki–his .OBP is .375 and his slugging is climbing, even though it’s still unacceptable. But given that 3 days ago it looked like he might hit the DL, where are now is quite the surprising and happy turnaround.
All things being equal, IMHO, this lineup can be good to great as is if given the gift of health going forward–but Mike Cameron would be an awfully nice pickup.
As for Andy: maybe re-signing him for the 2010 campaign is a good idea, in light of Wang’s problems. There’s nothing like a veteran arm that has been proven in New York.
dont forget about canos defense too.
Spot on. As for Wang, Marte and Veras, hopefully that’s just because of a small sample size.
our crappy ass bullpen:
2.2 1 0 0 0 2
As a casual observer watching this game on TV, I have to ask: why did each team use its closer? Wood and Rivera both have a limited amount of pitches they get to throw, because of injury and age. In a 7-3 game is it too much to ask Marte or Lara or whomever to get a few outs? Puzzling.
They had already had Mo basically done warming, no reason not to bring him in then–they also mentioned on YES that they’re expecting a storm tommorrow night, so take that for what it’s worth.
Absolutely no idea why you bring Kerry in down 7-3 on the road to get an out–he must have needed the work. But that one did seem a bit puzzling.
Closers need work like any other pitchers. Wood hasn’t had his chance and Mo looked a little off last outing so it was good to see him get out there and back to form in a situation where there is a little room.
kerry wood pitched cuz he hadnt pitched in a while and they have an off day tomorrow… it was strictly to get some work in
if they didnt have the day off tomorrow, i doubt he would have been in there
I just want to comment that I’m really glad we signed Burnett. I was always pulling that we would. Today’s start, in my mind was a good example of what I think AJ brings… mental toughness.
yanks outscored by 20 runs and still get a split
that series felt like it took two months. i’m ready to play a team that isn’t the indians
reminds me of the 01 WS… losing by 18 is the same as losing by 1… and winning by 18 is no more important than winning by 1
u can get outscored by a TON… but winning those close games is important
We really caught the Tribe at the wrong time. Theyre as hot as any team in baseball. I give them props too and I do hope to see them continue this success against other ballclubs (BOS,TAM,TOR,BAL )
maybe our awesome pitching made them hot… they were 2-7 before the series
Pingback: Thatbest.Com - Website Community » Blog Archive » Game 13 spillover | River Avenue Blues
Subscribe to RAB by email
cforms contact form by delicious:days