May
02

Game 24 Spillover Thread II

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Joe Tor … Girardi sucks at bullpen management.

Categories : Game Stories

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  1. V says:

    Hey, a Robertson sighting! Now watch him suck due to not pitching in a week.

  2. Mike Pop says:

    Well, can’t win em all….even though they really should of won this game.

  3. Andrew says:

    You’re terrible. What do you want him to do? Bring in Albaladejo to face Hunter in a spot like that? That would be beyond stupid. Sabathia is the ace of this team, and he gets paid a lot of money to get outs like that. He didn’t. That’s not on Girardi, sorry.

    • Yankee1010 says:

      I’d settle for him never using fucking Veras ever again. That would be a start.

      • Mike Pop says:

        Just for everyone saying Veras might not have any value at all. The Astros traded for Hawkins last year!

        I don’t want to see him traded or released but just be used as a mop-up guy for a while. I still got faith in em.

        • Yankee1010 says:

          At what point will you lose patience with him? It can’t be too far away. I have no patience for him anymore. I’m assuming the rest of the crowd can’t be too far behind. He is what he is – a guy with good stuff who has absolutely no idea where it’s going.

          • Mike Pop says:

            Ya but if they release him and he turns out to be a guy like Bruney(with the D-Backs) and he learns how to command it. I’d be upset. I’m with you on seeing Robertson more but I can’t give up on him just yet. Do I feel confident when he comes in? No, but I beleive he can turn it around. I wouldn’t mind to trade him if it brings something swell back considering all the options the Yanks have. I just want to see the bullpen do better. Frustrating, because this was suppose to be a strongpoint in the team.

        • Jeremy says:

          Hawkins is a veteran reliever who had come off an excellent 2007 in Colorado. We got a borderline non-prospect for him. Veras has never shown much talent or potential – he is interchangeable with a guy just about every team has in its system.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      He was laboring. No, I don’t want to see Albaladejo there, but at least he’d be fresh.

    • I don’t think you can fault Girardi for that situation. On the other hand, I think you can start talking about how long the leash is with some of these starters. I don’t like sending out Sabathia out for another inning when he is already over 100 pitches. I don’t like the idea of a 120 pitch count for him.

    • Tom Kotlowski says:

      Just because he gets payed a lot of money doesn’t mean he can throw 120 pitches every start. Its May 2nd, starters haven’t built up their stamina that far yet. If he’s struggling after 115 pitches you should consider making a move not just for that one game but for the season…

      • I’m glad I am not the only one thinking the same thing. There was an AJ start that Girardi let him turn a great start into a terrible one in the 6th or 7th inning.

    • Nady Nation says:

      How about using the other relievers in your pen besides Veras and Albaladejo? Is that too much to ask?

  4. Matt ACTY says:

    Just via Gameday, that pitch looked like it had disgusting break on it.

  5. Rich says:

    So Robertson is alive.

  6. Chris K says:

    You can’t expect to win with a lineup this horrific. The bottom half is a black hole.

    • Rich says:

      Even against a 30 year old rookie with your ace on the mound?

      • Chris K says:

        It’s more of just a general statement, but trotting out this lineup against any MLB pitcher (save Ollie Perez who is imploding as I type) is only going to get you a win if you’re lucky.

        • Rich says:

          But he’s barely a ML pitcher.

          The main reason the Yankees are trailing is that Damon didn’t catch that flyball.

        • Yeah I really don’t like having

          Swisher,
          Posada,
          Nady,and
          A-Rod

          All out of the same line-up. With a slumping Teixeira its too easy to pitch around the couple of Yankees who are hitting well.

      • Mike Pop says:

        Ya, there is no excuse. He’s a AAA pitcher and the Yanks had a major league lineup with some AAA hitters in there with a top 5 pitcher in baseball on the mound.

        Should be a W 9 out of 10 times. Unfortunately for us, this was a time.

        Nice play, Melky.

  7. on the murphy thoughts from the last thread.

    4 career HRs, .314, .815, ops in 204 AB.

    Certainly not enought to warrant playing LF everyday and tripping over himself. Im pretty sure tatis could do a better job in the OF, with the same production. Let murphy develop in the OF in the minors.

  8. Sad Panda says:

    I dont know if anyone brought this up before but..I’d like to not totally blow Sabathias arm out this year by consistently running him out their for 120 pitches every start..

    • Sad Panda says:

      *there..bah. Post invalidated.

    • Drew says:

      He’s not a 100 pitch limit kind of pitcher.

      • Sad Panda says:

        Yes but I thought the idea was to not push him to the max considering his history of tiring out down the stretch. Granted, last year he was on short rest for like a month or whatever, but still.

      • Matt ACTY says:

        That doesn’t mean you’ve got to pitch him to his tipping point every single start.

      • Yankee1010 says:

        Yeah, but he has logged a tremendous amount of innings the last few years and wore down at the end of 2007 and in the 2008 playoffs. I understand that he can pitch more than a regular guy, but there is a point where it becomes overkill. I didn’t have a problem with him staying in today, I’m just saying that Girardi can’t just keep him in the game for 120 pitches each game because he’s going to be tired down the stretch.

  9. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice defense from Melky there.

  10. Yankee1010 says:

    That was pretty impressive Melky.

  11. Drew says:

    Oh man Melk, you’re making me look bad. That thing had mad english on it though.

  12. Andrew says:

    At this point, all you can do is laugh. Sure is hard to root for some of these guys.

  13. Matt ACTY says:

    Wow…I feel so dirty for having just agreed on something w/Joe Buck…

  14. Accent Shallow says:

    What would it take for the Yankees to sweep a series against the Angels?

    I can live with this happening today as long as the Yankees can win tomorrow and take the series.

  15. Tom Zig says:

    Seriously what’s wrong with Veras? Does he just have bad command all around?

  16. Rich says:

    We can do this…

  17. Sad Panda says:

    too bad fuentez only comes in with a lead…

  18. Tom Zig says:

    I thought the days of us being dominated by pitchers we’ve never seen before were over…

  19. Accent Shallow says:

    Throwing up and in to Berroa: that’s for stealing Matsui’s ROY, lying about your age, and breaking the hearts of fans in the greater Kansas City area!

  20. Accent Shallow says:

    Posada killing the rally.

  21. Mike Pop says:

    Needed that last time Jorge.

  22. Accent Shallow says:

    YES guys talking about how Posada’s home run there means he has a lot of pride in his team and never quits.

  23. Jeremy says:

    Only one word for that at bat.

    Gritful.

  24. Drew says:

    1 out left.. I feel like Jack Black just kicked my dog off a bridge.

  25. Sad Panda says:

    Izturis tipped Posada!! He wiggled his glove hand, I saw it!

  26. Accent Shallow says:

    Jeter!

  27. Jeremy says:

    Gary Matthews Jr. suddenly remembers that he is Gary Matthews Jr.!

  28. Rich says:

    Matthews pulls an Abreu.

  29. Tom Zig says:

    Those 2 runs by Robertson loom large right now.

  30. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So if we score this run CC doesn’t get the loss?

  31. Accent Shallow says:

    Johnny, time to redeem yourself for failing to get to that fly ball in the 7th.

  32. Mike Pop says:

    Come on Damon. Get it to Mark.

  33. Drew says:

    Why didn’t we take this approach vs Arradondo

  34. Matt ACTY says:

    Damon walks, Tex walks, Hideki GS, Cano walk off.

  35. Accent Shallow says:

    I can live with this today if it means the Yankees can win tomorrow. Clearly a 4 game sweep of the Angels is too much to hope for.

  36. V says:

    Damon is the Losing Player of the Game. 0-5, two bad defensive plays, and a horrible plate approach almost every appearance.

  37. Tom Zig says:

    Is Teixeira hurt?

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