Game 25: A rainout

Marte placed on DL with a sore shoulder
Coke: Lack of mental prep at root of bullpen issues

Update 2:10 p.m.: Today’s game between the Angels and the Yankees has been postponed due to rain. The teams have yet to announce a make-up date. We’ll have content all afternoon. So do stick around.

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Right now, my parents are somewhere in the bowels of Yankee Stadium, waiting this one out. The rest of us are just sitting here watching Law & Order the Tino Martinez Yankeeography on the YES Network. The two teams will wait this one out for a while though because the Angels don’t come back to New York this summer.

If this one ever gets started, Phil Hughes will take on Joe Saunders.

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera RF
Berroa 3B
Gardner CF

Hughes (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

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Marte placed on DL with a sore shoulder
Coke: Lack of mental prep at root of bullpen issues
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    The radar can be found here

    http://www.weather.com/weather.....ox_localwx

    Doesn’t look too promising. What’s worse is that the entire week’s supposed to be like this.

    • cult of basebaal

      i dunno, it looks like it’s clearing … in Maryland!

    • Patch

      Hmmm.

      Looks like a 5 pm first pitch…

  • Dave

    Hopefully the rain and loose footing slows angels ridiculously annoying running game.

    • Dave

      of course, if they play.

  • Brendan

    I have a bad feeling this isn’t going to happen today which completely depresses me. I am so excited to see Hughes go again.

  • yankees=warriors

    I hope whether they play or not, the decision will come soon. Because I don’t want to stay up waiting only to discover there’ll be no game!!!

    • whozat

      Stay up? Where are you?

      • yankees=warriors

        Taiwan.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          Go to sleep. The rain is coming up from the south, and there it nearly stretches into North Carolina. Would be a miracle for them to play.

          • yankees=warriors

            Thanks for the info!
            In that case, I’ll go to bed now, because I DO have class today (it’s Monday here), LOL.

        • dkidd

          i’m curious how the taiwanese press is covering chien-ming wang and his struggles?

    • DP

      I know this is really unrelated and probably just saying everyone’s opinion, but I need to get this out: PeteAbe is a complete dick.

      • DP

        Whoops didn’t mean to reply

  • V

    I’m watching Indians at Tigers on Extra Innings – I’ve got Cliff Lee and Justin Verlander in different fantasy leagues…

    And Matt Laporta’s debut – hopefully he can go on a Ryan Braun type tear ;-)

  • Yankeegirl49

    Today & Fri are the only games this week I am NOT going to, glad Im not there today, but hope they get it in…I hate Sunday afternoons with no baseball…actually I hate any day with no baseball.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      I don’t know what to do with myself.

      • Yankeegirl49

        You and me both!!

  • BronxBomber44

    Hope they get it in – what am I going to do with myself? I don’t have anymore finals until Wednesday, I guess I could go to the driving range…

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Wow, Jamaal Magloire is still in the league?

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

      I’d be more impressed if it was Jamal Mashburn.

    • Steve H

      And not even on a contract that was given to him by Isiah.

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

      I always think the same thing when I watch/see highlights of a hockey game. It seems that like 70% of the dudes I remember from NHL ’96 are still playing, and they were vets then.

      • whozat

        That’s because they were the dudes who played with no helmets throughout the 80’s. They are immortal and indestructible.

  • southernyankeefan

    If you are really bored go look at the Lohud comments some are pretty funny. I never realized people could panic so much this early in the season.

  • UWS

    Boston vs. Tampa is on TBS, in case anyone’s looking to while away some time.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      That’s what I’m watching.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Thank you.

  • jim

    If this game does get rescheduled, at least Hughes vs. the Sox tomorrow should be pretty sweet

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    While we’re waiting, and because I can, my nephew!

    http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/h.....9129_n.jpg

    • UWS

      So cute, congrats!

      I assume his name is Mariano Jorge Ramiro Derek Optimist Prime.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Eli Harrison =)

        He does, however, have Yankee clothes!

    • Yankeegirl49

      Becca…he is beautiful!!! All the best!

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Thank you!

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    How much longer can Francona keep Ortiz in the 3 hole? The guy is a shell.

    • Frank

      Got to give him more than a month I would guess… they can’t give up on him that fast.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Agreed. If you can move Ortiz right now, then why can’t you move Teixeira?

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

          .360+ OBP

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

            I know. Was only making point for sake of argument. ;)

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

              And I was pwning your argument.

        • Frank

          Well Tex isn’t an aging player coming off a serious wrist injury. Ortiz looks like his decline is imminent, but you have to give him time if you’re the Red Sox to let him try and work through it…see if his production starts to rise. Otherwise you move him down… but not yet.

          Tex will be batting 3rd all year regardless of his numbers. But he won’t be batting sub .200 all year.

          • cult of basebaal

            to that point, he says his wrist is finally feeling well enough to take a little extra hitting to work on his timing and swing …

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

    The good news is that if the game gets rained out, the Angels are the ones that have to travel cross country for the make up game, not the Yanks.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Does Anaheim ever get rain outs at home?

      • whozat

        I don’t think they have precipitation in Anaheim. Ever.

        Though we might be looking at a delay in SF today. Or, at least playing in shitty, spitting drizzle. Boo.

      • LiveFromNY

        Maybe in May and September but it doesn’t really rain there all summer.

        • cult of basebaal

          September IS summer out here.

          Often the most miserably hot month of the year.

          There may be 1 significant (non-drizzle) rain event in September every 4-5 years.

          May is only slightly more likely to see anything more than a drizzle.

          April’s really the only month with an actual shot at a rainout, the “rainy” season is over by the end of march in almost all years …

        • rafael

          I swear it’s always freakin’ summer here. It’s hot even during December.

  • Frank

    I really can’t wait to face Penny. I don’t want this to be a season where we ALWAYS seem to face BOTH Beckett and Lester; like last season when we always seemed to face both Halliday and Burnett.

    • 27 this year

      it wasn’t seemed. The Blue Jays would toy with their rotation all the time to make sure we faced both Burnett and Halladay.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Arggh. Is there anything worse than rain delays and rainouts? You get used to baseball being played every day, expect a game, and boom, just hours of dead time.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      I’m sure there are things worse.

      I just don’t know what they are.

      • Stryker

        swine flu! omgz pandemic!!1

  • Frank

    Looks like they may be about to call it??? Gotta try and get this game in… wait it out a bit longer and just grind it out. Hughes will make a quick game out of it anyway! :-)

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Uh, dude? You can’t grind out a quick game.

      • Frank

        I meant just to try and get through it as quick as possible. Sorry for the misunderstanding. What is it about this site? Everyone loves to correct everyone else. Got to really measure everything you say. Elitist.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        • Jeremy

          RAB = Regal Aristocrats’ Banteringplace

          • pat

            heh, banteringplace.

        • DP

          We don’t want to turn into LoHud.

    • cult of basebaal

      Nonsense, it’s clearing in Baltimore!

      Just make this a night game!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I fucking love David Wells. YES needs to get him and pair he and David Cone in the booth.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Wells, Cone and O’Neil.

      That would be amazing.

    • UWS

      When David Wells is the best member of your broadcast crews…well, that doesn’t speak well about the rest of the crew.

  • UWS

    I didn’t think there could an announcing crew out there worse than the FOX guys. I was wrong – TBS is even more hideous!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      The one guy, that one that called the ALDS in 2007 makes me want to break things. He’s such a homer for the Sox it’s not even funny.

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

        I’m watching on NESN now so…

        Orsillo and Remy were pretty even-keeled in ’07 and ’08 but this year, they’ve lost it, IMO.

    • Jeremy

      Why is the standard for baseball broadcasting on major networks so low? There must be a million people who would work like crazy to have that job.

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

        Yup, I’m one of ‘em, haha.

        But seriously, it seems like there are no more good announcers left, Kalas (RIP) and Scully aside.

        I’m listening to the Tigers guys now, they seem alright.

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

    Verlander is dealing (again) right now.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Yeah, three straight 99-MPH heaters to K David Dellucci.

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

      10 Ks through 5 innings.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        O_O;;

  • Frank

    Game has been called.

  • cult of basebaal

    GAME CALLED.

  • Brendan

    NOOOO

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Man we are never gonna live down this Ellsbury steal are we?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Nope. It was the only steal of home in history, apparently.

  • Bryan

    Shoot, that means I actually have to work on my exams.

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

      My exam schedule is slightly annoying: one Tuesday, two Wednesday, one Friday, two Saturday.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Saturday exams?

        Dude you shudda gone to Syracuse.

        I have one on Friday, and then another paper due Friday, and the big bad thesis of doom I can’t think about without wanting to murder puppies.

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

          Yeah, one at 10:30 and one at 1:00, which is the last possible time for an exam. I’m a little peeved.

          • Stephen

            Why Saturday though? Never heard of that before. I’m done with undergrad Wednesday night.

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

              Because UConn is annoying? I don’t know, honestly. I’m sure it has something to do with the ton of people/classes and what not.

            • Bryan

              I’m lucky, I only have one exam and one 5-7 page paper, thats the advantage of taking only three classes second semester senior year. However, seniorities has really kicked in, which makes it 10x worse.

              But in a year I get to do it all over again in grad school, plus ROTC, so I might feel like Rebbecca at some points.

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

                There was one semester when I only took four classes and three of them had take home finals. That semester was awesome.

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

                Not might.

                Will.

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

                  So not looking forward to it.

        • DP

          Should’ve gone to GW. I didn’t do shit for 4 years and got a 3.2. Thank god they offered me such a big scholarship–I may have ended up at a school where I actually had to do something.

          • Bryan

            Good to know, thats where I want to go for grad school, depending on what I get on the damn GRE, totally not looking forward to it.

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

              I spent two days studying for the GRE…got okay verbal, awful math and perfect on the writing.

              • Bryan

                Oh man Im taking a month off between the end of the school and the beginning of work to study for it. I think ill be fine on the writing, lol.

  • Frank

    I blame A-Rod.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

      i blame his toothpaste

  • 27 this year

    hey at least we play the game when our team is healthier hopefully. Swish and Nady will be good, Wang might be back, Arod will be back, Bruney will be back, and our bullpen would probably have either gotten rid of Veras or he would be pitching well.

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

    Evan Longoria made that play look absurdly easy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

    Common Days off:
    Aug 3rd – both teams are on the road
    Sept 24- Yanks play in LA on the 23rd the night before and going to Oakland

    I think that’s it, hmm, this may be one of those where they just wait and see if either team needs it at the end of the year.

    • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

      Add May 24th, but the Yanks are scheduled to travel from Texas to Clev while the Angels are on the coast…

    • Frank

      Wow nice effort! I have no drive to look up something like that.

      But they would have to come to NY, no?

      • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

        Well yeah, that’s why I’m saying I think it’s gonna be one of those that they will only play after the reg season if it means something to one of the teams playoff wise.

        So does that mean Hughes goes tomorrow? I’m gonna be in the Bronx and would love to see him pitch in person!

        • Frank

          I don’t see any reason why they would skip him they way he pitched in his last start. Unless they don’t want both Hughes and Joba to start against Boston due to inning concerns. In which case I think this would be one of those times to skip Joba to keep his innings down and have Burnett go Tuesday.

        • Yankeegirl49

          I’ll be there too…and hoping to see Hughes. Actually if he does pitch, I get to go from not seeing him at all this week to seeing him twice since I will be in Balt on Sat as well.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      There’s also

      Sept 14th seems the most logical for a makeup date

      Both teams are off… Angels start a series in Boston on the 15th, we are at home against Toronto.

      • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

        Fuck, missed that one, yeah, that looks good.

  • pat

    Hahah, ollie perez is gonna be moved to the bullpen

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      For real?

      Oooh, this should be fun!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Why bother? If I had Oliver Perez in my bullpen, he would pitch only in blowouts. He needs regular work, and the bullpen is not the place for it.

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

      When that doesn’t fix him, the B-Jobbers will lose an argument.

      Side note: watching Granderson, Sizemore, Upton, and Crawford all at the same time is so much fun. These dudes get to EVERYTHING.

      • Jeremy

        The B-Jobbers won’t care what happens to Ollie in the pen unless he dominates like Joba did. That won’t happen, of course, but the whole B-Jobber mentality comes from associating Joba setting up for Rivera with wins.

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

          Yup. I think you could trace all of this crap back to the save.

  • miketotheg

    Tino is my favorite player of all time. I’m so glad we have a defensive first baseman!

    • DP

      Whoa whoa whoa. Take it easy there. It’s pretty obvious that Teixeira is the worst first baseman in the league, if not the history of baseball.

      SHUD OF SIGNED MENTAYVITZ!!! HES BATTING .400!!!!!!!11!1!1

  • Corey Nord-Podberesky

    Good thing the players we got in the pirates trade are healthy and really performing

    • DP

      Yeah, it’s such a shame that Cashman didn’t have access to a crystal ball when deciding on the trade.

      • Frank

        Too bad the Pirates didn’t know Tabata’s wife was clinically insane.

      • http://mmgames.tumblr.com ledavidisrael

        you think with the ten trillion dollars the yankees spend each year they could afford one of those crystal balls!
        FOR FUCKS SAKE!!!! ahah FIRE CASH! FIRE OPPY FIRE GIRADI!!!!!!!!

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          A rant is only complete if you finish it with:

          CASHMAN YOU TEH SUX0R!!1!!!11!

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

    At least with Ollie going to the ‘pen, Marte isn’t the most overpaid and ineffective lefty in a major league bullpen!

  • DP

    Here’s a positive way to spin this: we won a series against the Angels!

  • http://mmgames.tumblr.com ledavidisrael

    wackness, I was looking forward to see the best minor league pitcher of our era take a crack at this whole majors thing again….

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I love this positive thinking.

    • 27 this year

      I see your feeding off the optimism :)

  • DP

    Open thread: how much do 2 game series blow?

    • Frank

      Not as much as the Wolverine movie.

      Random but true.

  • Drew

    I don’t mind it at all. They are the easiest ones to sweep.

    • Drew

      ehh. Whoops, that was a reply to the 2 game series.

      • DP

        Yeah, but usually end in unsatisfying 1-1 splits.

  • http://mmgames.tumblr.com ledavidisrael

    simple stating a fact, no one on this site (including my self) can disprove my theory

    • http://mmgames.tumblr.com ledavidisrael

      simply*

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

      What are you replying to?

      • http://mmgames.tumblr.com ledavidisrael

        lol thought someone was talkin to me, i guess i m just that nuts guy on the train yappin to him self

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Justin Verlander has emerged as the #1 contender to Zack Greinke’s 2009 Cy Young run.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Hmm.

      TEAM GREINKE.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Dude had the bases juiced with nobody out and got out of it with a shallow pop-fly to RF; a strikeout looking of Matt LaPorta on a nasty hook; and a weak grounder up the middle to the short stop who took the force out at second.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          We sure this isn’t Melvin Crousett pitching? ;)

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Nah, he’s only topping out at 99 MPH. You damn well know that Melvin can sit at 99 without even having a labrum in his shoulder.

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

              Melvin can sit 99 throwing w/his opposite hand.

              • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                Melvin can hit triple-digits with his knuckleball.

  • Drew

    Brad penny pitching on TBS. Go Rays!

    • Frank

      Geez Penny is a dick…

      • Frank

        He really showed up his infield there. Par for the course for a classless, whining Boston baseball team IMO.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          What’d he do?

          • Frank

            You didn’t see it? I saw him yell “Cmon!” at Lugo and he paced the mound… took his hat off… pounded his glove… and was yelling out loud the whole time. Really showing up Lugo IMO. Not the way to react for a #5 starter trying to get his career back on track with a new team.

            They got a shot of him patting Lugo on the shoulder between innings… Lugo didn’t respond and didn’t look happy.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I love me some Julio Lugo.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H

    Ughhhhhhh, David Cone’s perfect game again, I’ve seen this 100 times…anything else on?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      I was at summer camp when he pitched it and didn’t get to see it =(

    • Will

      That’s one of my favorites. And I don’t think they play it too much. Now Matsui’s Grand Slam, they play that way too much.

  • Drew

    Golf, Basketball, Rays Sox on TBS, College Baseball.
    There’s plenty on.

  • Drew

    Haha TBS announcer: Penny’s ERA is ever so slowly creeping down, DOWN GOES FRAZIER. That was funny.

  • Corey Nord-Podberesky

    Cueto is pitching a gem

  • Drew

    Damn Bartlett just missed a homer.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Carl Crawford has 5 stolen bases. It seems like the supercaptain is showing his arm again.

    • Drew

      I’d love to pile on with the Tekian bashing, but Penny was doing a horrible job with his delivery and keeping guys close.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        I’m confused. Do the Red Sox have have two guys named Penny? Because you sure are not talking about Brad Penny, the guy who has his Cy Young award pretty much wrapped up already.

  • Drew

    This jut in: The rays suck again.

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

    Evan Longoria could’ve just ended the game if not for 3 stupid fans. Woops.

    • UWS

      The best part is that one of those dumbasses was wearing a Longoria jersey! All’s well that ends well, though. Extra props to Crawford and co. for running wild on the Sox.