• V

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

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

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

  • Andrew

    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

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

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        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

          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.

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            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.

            • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

              If the Brewers asked for him and Melky in exchange for Cameron, would you do it?

              • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

                Of course.

              • Drew

                I wouldn’t. One year guy for a 26 year old and a 24 yr old.

        • Jeremy

          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.

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            Veras has shown plenty of potential in my opinion.

    • Accent Shallow

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

    • http://pinstripealley.com Edwantsacracker

      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

      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…

      • http://pinstripealley.com Edwantsacracker

        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

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

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

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

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Meaning the K pitch to Matthews.

    • Yankee1010

      It did in real life too. It had the arc of a Veras gopher ball, just for comparison’s sake.

  • Rich

    So Robertson is alive.

  • Chris K

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

    • Rich

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

      • Chris K

        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

          But he’s barely a ML pitcher.

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

        • http://pinstripealley.com Edwantsacracker

          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.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        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.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    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.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Ironically enough, Murphy has a 26.6 UZR/150 coming into today.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        Seriously? I guess this is one time you cant use uzr/150 to measure defense.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          I’m sure the thing is that he misses a handful of plays (in AWFUL style) but makes the rest of ‘em.

  • Sad Panda

    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

      *there..bah. Post invalidated.

    • Drew

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

      • Sad Panda

        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.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

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

        • Drew

          It’s his own fault, he has been th opposite of economical this year. Did we really want to go into the 7th with a bullpen arm?

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

            If the pitcher is laboring and being “uneconomical”, then, yes you go to the bullpen.

            • Drew

              nah man the 6th inning he made good pitches. He wasn’t laboring.

      • Yankee1010

        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.

        • Drew

          Basically, CC needs to get into the 7th with less than 100 pitches. He’s been having a hard time doing that.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Completely agree.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice defense from Melky there.

  • Yankee1010

    That was pretty impressive Melky.

  • Drew

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

  • Andrew

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

    • Drew

      lol. I can laugh at this comment, that’s about it.

      • Andrew

        Nice!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

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

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      I feel so dirty after I looked at who I woke up next to this morning.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        That was just your reflection, Pop.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Na, was some lady who said she had a son that went to UConn. A big Yankee fan and has his own blog. Come to think about it…

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

            Well played.

  • Accent Shallow

    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.

    • Sad Panda

      400+ million dollars. Oh wait..

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Yes, we know paying alot of money doesn’t gaurantee a W every game. It just makes your team much more competitive and leads to better records.

  • Tom Zig

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

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Terrible command.

    • Yankee1010

      Yep.

      I think the order goes something like this:

      Steve Blass
      Rick Ankiel
      Jose Veras

  • Rich

    We can do this…

  • Sad Panda

    too bad fuentez only comes in with a lead…

  • Tom Zig

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

  • Accent Shallow

    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!

  • Accent Shallow

    Posada killing the rally.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Needed that last time Jorge.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      All serious. All the time.

      • Accent Shallow

        I just love how the same result from two different players produces a wildly different storyline.

  • Jeremy

    Only one word for that at bat.

    Gritful.

    • Will

      Gritastic?

  • Drew

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

    • Jeremy

      That’s how I roll.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Baxter, Baxter bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee!

    • Will

      Oh no! Baxter!

  • Sad Panda

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

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeter!

    • Accent Shallow

      That’s on GMJ, my fault.

  • Jeremy

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

  • Rich

    Matthews pulls an Abreu.

  • Tom Zig

    Those 2 runs by Robertson loom large right now.

    • Rich

      Every run starting with the ones that Damon allowed by not catching that flyball looms large.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Ya, man. Fuck Melky.

      • Drew

        :(

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Accent Shallow

      Nope. CC is the pitcher of record unless the Yankees tie the game or take the lead.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Man. Teases.

  • Accent Shallow

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

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Come on Damon. Get it to Mark.

  • Drew

    Why didn’t we take this approach vs Arradondo

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

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

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Apparently not.

    • Chris K

      Almost.

  • Accent Shallow

    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.

    • Rich

      They’ll win tomorrow.

  • V

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

  • Tom Zig

    Is Teixeira hurt?