May
27

Game 47 Spillover Thread II

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What do you think, is this lead Wang proof?

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  1. handtius says:

    Get that Wang in there!

  2. JobaWockeeZ says:

    *Sigh* Veras.
    Maybe Wang for the next inning?

  3. handtius says:

    What the FUCK!?

  4. pc69 says:

    Love the Zambrano melt down.

  5. V says:

    WHAT THE FUCK?>?

    Veras in instead of Wang?

    WHAT is Wang even there for? Just put him on waivers and let the Padres have him for his salary if you’re going to let him sit in the bullpen.

  6. Tony says:

    And of course, Girardi goes to Veras. This means he’ll be the long man tomorrow.

  7. Dave says:

    Really? No Wang here? At this point, how bad do you feel for him? hes not even getting a chance to do anything. Its just sad.

  8. handtius says:

    Why couldn’t they put Wang in this game for 3 innings?

  9. Matt-Pitt says:

    Really? Why wouldn’t you let Wang get some work in here? This doesn’t make much sense to me.

    • Dorian says:

      It starting to look like they are just trying to phase him out.

      Also I don’t want to take it to this level, but anybody else think this would be happening if he were…well you know.

        • Dorian says:

          I know I know it’s ridiculous. But so is not having him in the game right now. I’m just searching for something logical. What possible reason is there to not have him in the game?

          • The Artist says:

            Because Veras hasn’t pitched lately, and they’re trying to get him going, too.

            Think about this for a minute. If Wang comes back, that means you have to demote Phil Hughes, who’s pitching better and better with every outing. That’s why I don’t get you Wangers. There’s ZERO urgency to bring him back right now, except in your heads.

  10. Doctor J says:

    This just in from Anaheim: When Johnny Damon crashed into the left field wall, Bobby Abreu collapsed and had a sympathy panic attack

  11. Drew says:

    Wang. Should. Be. In. This. Game. Right. Now.

  12. Drew says:

    Twins with the bases juiced!

  13. handtius says:

    This is really pissing me off. Not only are they snubbing their 2 time 19 game winner, but they’re fucking with his career. These long stretches without pitching could really fuck him up, both physically and mentally.

  14. Charlie says:

    Holy fucking shit, I’m sorry, but Joe Girardi really is a dumbass. Chien Ming Wang’s corpse is rotting out there, you’re up by 8 runs, and you put in Jose Veras. Not that Veras should be used in any situations other than a blowout, but Wang will never get better if he doesn’t pitch. Get a fucking brain, Girardi!!

  15. Justin R says:

    I am hoping he goes the 8th and 9th. We shall see.

  16. e mills says:

    I HATE Veras!!!

  17. Accent Shallow says:

    So . . . I’m actually more worried about Matsui after those home runs. He looks horrendous running the bases, so much so that I can’t believe he’s 100%.

    Hopefully he can keep hitting jacks against pitchers who aren’t making their second career start (Holland) or aren’t complete horseshit (Jennings)

    (Definitely encouraging to see him hit against Holland, who had been sawing off lefties to that point)

  18. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Mike A, are the Nationals going to end up with the next great battery next year. Will they get Bryce to catch Stephen?

  19. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m jumping on the “WTF R U DOIN GIRARDI” bandwagon tonight.

  20. Justin R says:

    8-0 Yankees but Sutcliffe was more impressed with Holland than AJ. Sounds about right.

  21. Doctor J says:

    What a shocker–the 1st guy Veras faces gets on base (although he really did strike him out–ump squeezed him on that 2-2 pitch)

  22. Dave says:

    Great. Now veras will give up 3-4 runs and they will feel uncomfortable going with anyone else other than coke.

  23. MattG says:

    I know what Girardi will say. He had Veras warming up last inning, so he felt like he had to use him.

    mistake #1: 6-0 is a good enough lead. He should’ve had Wang warming up in the 7th.

    mistake #2: how is he going to explain not using Wang in the ninth inning? Its only one inning, so why bother?

  24. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    I loved Ron Washington on 21 Jump Street.

  25. Matt-Pitt says:

    Wang better be throwing the 8th and 9th… It wouldn’t really surprise me if Girardi were to throw Tomko out there. That just seems like the kind of decision he would make right now.

  26. Tom Zig says:

    True or False…Jose Veras = Kyle Farnsworth

  27. Jamal G. says:

    Although I agree Wang would being in the game would make sense, Jose Veras hasn’t worked since Sunday and there is an off-day tomorrow. So while you guys may have wanted Wang in, putting in Jose Veras makes plenty of sense as well.

  28. Dave says:

    Kyle Farnsworth>Jose Veras. I actually liked Farns last year.

  29. e mills says:

    yay Veras!!

  30. Accent Shallow says:

    Wang could have done that, Veras.

  31. yankees=warriors says:

    Well, Wang could have done that…

  32. Jose’s just pitching to the score.

  33. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    What’s the point of Jose Veras? I mean really…

    • Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

      Burnett didn’t pitch that bad (too many walks per usual) and they send in Veras to make it interesting…and make AJ uneasy on the bench

  34. Bryan says:

    God I hate Veras, WHY IS WANG NOT IN THE GAME!!! Jesus Christ its not logical!

  35. Greg G. says:

    Well, at least Veras hasn’t walked anyone yet.

  36. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wang could have done that too abut this time it won’t hurt as much and he can get back to the Wang we know and love.

  37. Tony says:

    At least w don’t have to hear people saying that we all second guessed Girardi because we are teh lohudderzzzz

    As I type this, LOLCOKE

  38. MyNameIsNed says:

    You know what they say about Veras…..

    “Thats just Jose being Veras”

    Who’s dick do you have to suck to get him DFA’ed? I dont swing that way, but I have some gay friends who are willing to take one for the team.

    • Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

      But Jose Veras has “STUFF”!!! LOL I love when people say that…as if it means anything if it’s ineffective. That’s like saying “My friend Bill is the most intelligent person I know…but he’s in prison for life…” So what good are his smarts??? You’re only as good as your numbers at the end of your career…and I’d be willing to bet Veras’s numbers aren’t anywhere close to being worth keeping when it’s all said and done.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        Because if Veras can harness his stuff, he can put up excellent numbers. Much like if your buddy Bill can harness his intelligence, he can break out of prison.

    • handtius says:

      Not appropriate.

  39. Dave says:

    wait, who was warming in the pen?

  40. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And a walk…the cycle is complete. Put Wang in.

  41. Charlie says:

    FUCK YOU JOE GIRARDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 AND FUCK YOU JOSE VERAS!!!!! Good thing we have a big lead cause Veras preys on leads.

  42. pc69 says:

    ok this makes zero sense

  43. Dave says:

    Oh christ. Hamilton.

  44. V says:

    Wow. My respect for Girardi tanked tonight.

    Totally inexcusable.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I agree. I usually don’t bash Girardi but ugh. I mean I know Wang will give a couple runs but at least we hope he’ll get better with time. Veras ain’t going no where and he’s

  45. handtius says:

    Yeah…now we CAN”T bring in Wang…after Veras gives up a few more runs.

  46. Matt-Pitt says:

    Did Cash call a curveball on 3-2… Veras… You have a freakin’ 6 run lead (you had an 8, but you blew some of that) and you are walking betters? Really? THROW STRIKES.

  47. dre says:

    why is veras still pitching????

  48. e mills says:

    Leyland wouldn’t have gave him the tap on the hiney

  49. Tom Zig says:

    Well at least Girardi didn’t wait till it was 10-8 to take out Veras

  50. Well that was a fruitful decision.

  51. Drew says:

    Smooth Move Joey G!!

  52. Infamous says:

    And this wasn’t a perfect situation to use Wang because…..

  53. dre says:

    finally joe makes a good decesion…

  54. Dave says:

    What does Joe say to Veras every time he comes in to take the ball? I’d imagine muttering “Well, you have failed me yet again” gets boring after a while.

  55. Tony says:

    Girardi’s plan this year was to get back to the winning ways of the Torre years. Step one in this plan is to give turn Coke into his personal Scott Proctor. He figured he’d be one-upping the old man since Coke is a converted starter AND lefty. Bonus genius creditz.

    • Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

      Hey cmon…don’t single out Proctor. There were plenty of Paul Quantrill’s and Tanyon Sturtzes before there was Scott “Doc Proc” Proctor…

  56. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Well Girardi doesn’t really have much to work with in the bullpen…I wouldn’t be surprised if he closed his eyes and pressed his finger down on the availability sheet randomly and goes with it…

  57. Charlie says:

    Nothing against Dave robertson, but WHERE THE FUCK IS WANG???

  58. My Name Ain't Kelvin says:

    I get it now. Girardi wants to show one more time to us all why Veras should not be in the bullpen, and say something like, “Veras is not helping right now, Better call up that Melancon kid”. That Girardi and his sneaky plans.

  59. yankees=warriors says:

    This is seriously a slap in Wang’s face.
    More than 3 years of hard work for this team, and he has even less value than Veras?
    Just because he’s quiet and doesn’t voice complaints doesn’t mean he doesn’t have feelings!

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I doubt Girardi is aware of Wang’s existence.
      At least D-Rob is in and he can get some work done too.
      But EFFING VERAS? Why in the name of Mo is he in?

      • yankees=warriors says:

        Yes, Robertson totally had to come out once Veras gave up those runs, I was just complaining about Veras being selected over Wang for the inning.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        Girardi has kids, I’m sure he’s aware of . . .

        Oh, nevermind.

  60. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    I agree with Sterling on this one…

    “If you can’t bring in Veras with an 8 run lead…when CAN you bring him in??”

  61. Accent Shallow says:

    Definitely a lot more anger than you’d expect with a 8 6 run lead.

  62. e mills says:

    bringing Veras in should go as an Error and bring the streak to an end

  63. Mike Jones says:

    Anibodi els ecsited four da Natinal Speling Bea? I am!!!!!

  64. Moshe Mandel says:

    Girardi needed to use these innings to get relievers who have not pitched in a while some innings, especially with an off day coming up. Mariano and Veras (as much as we hate him, they are counting on him, for now) needed work. I dont blame Joe for not using Wang here. I blame Cashman for the stupid decision that put them in this position. That should be Tomko or Fossum or someone as the mop up guy, and no one would be complaining.

    • Charlie says:

      Well i agree that cashman is largely to blame, but its still ridiculous to not use Wang here.

    • Pasqua says:

      Yup. The decision to activate Wang was the point of no return. I don’t see it so much as a slap in the face to CMW, I just don’t think Girardi has any idea of how or when to use him.

    • MattG says:

      No, I disagree. Cashman put Wang on the roster because he thinks he is a better pitcher, and it makes the roster better. Girardi cannot banish him to a doghouse after 3 bad innings. You have to use the players your GM gives you.

      For one thing, he can fire you.

      • Pasqua says:

        I really don’t think they activated Wang with the intent of making the bullpen better. (He’s a starter and currently has no idea how to pitch…how does that make the team better?) I think they activated him out of panic over Joba’s knee. Everything we’re seeing is pointing to a shortsighted decision.

        • MattG says:

          Again, I don’t agree. They activated him to make the pitching staff better. I don’t see it as panic. I do worry that Girardi is not on board, which will make the decision an awful one.

          But maybe that’s just circumstances. Maybe Girardi has every intention of using him, but for whatever reason it hasn’t happened yet.

          2 up, 2 down. So far so good.

    • Ed says:

      Excellent point. The only thing is that Eiland was complaining today about not being able to find Wang innings in real games. Today was a great opportunity. It’s Cashman’s mistake, but Girardi needs to deal with it.

      • V says:

        Exactly. They’re trying to find him innings, they say. Then they don’t put him into a game with an 8 run lead.

        Either they’re lying, or stupid. Pick one.

    • Chris says:

      Every time we complain about how a pitcher is used, it turns out there are extenuating circumstances. Remember when people were complaining about Girardi not using Mo in a couple games – turned out he had a dead/sore arm.

      Right now, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that there is something else up with Wang.

  65. dre says:

    thats how you pitch!!!!

  66. alan says:

    FUCK Girardi #$%^&&*!!!

  67. Accent Shallow says:

    Robertson rings up Hamilton without

    a) breaking 90
    b) throwing the curve

    I like it.

    Also, he’s actually throwing strikes. Love it.

  68. Mike Axisa says:

    Sheesh, it’s the first run Veras has allowed since May 7th. You’d think he just ran up in everyone’s house, kicked their dog, and ran out with a box full of ball points.

  69. John says:

    Great let’s waste D-rob in a blowout

  70. Tom Zig says:

    Welcome to the Girardi circle of trust, Mr. Robertson

  71. MattG says:

    A teensy bit of my confidence in Girardi is restored. Yes, it should’ve simply been Wang, but at least he replaces Veras with Robertson. Torre undoubtedly would’ve gotten Phil Coke here.

  72. Accent Shallow says:

    Yikes, at least that was right at Damon. L7 and P7 are the same in the box.

  73. Tony says:

    Tomorrow Francesa is going to say Burnett is still stealing money and if Joba had been in the bullpen they would have shut this team out. Oh, you think that’s stupid since they were up 8-0 and there’s no way Joba would have been pitching in this situation? Didn’t stop him from essentially saying Joba would have pitched the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th innings last night.

  74. The Artist says:

    Nice job by D-Rob.

  75. Dave says:

    8 90 mph fastballs, two outs. Talk about making it look easy.

  76. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    I like robertson i dont noe y veras is still here they should dfa’d berroa and veras and bring up linden or rodriguez and melanconto replace veras hes a way bettter option than veras.

  77. Kevin says:

    Any one else rooting for Veras to implode horribly every time he takes the mound, just so he can be demoted?

  78. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    They should have used all of the dollar bills that were on the ground, and bought him some braces for his summer teeth.

  79. Charlie says:

    The following people should leave the yanks right this second: Jose Veras, Joe Girardi, Brett Tomko, and Angel Berroa

  80. Accent Shallow says:

    All this rage and fury has me too intimidated to make a “WONG TO TEH 8TH!!@” joke.

  81. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Score 20 runs and maybe we’ll see Wang?

  82. yankees=warriors says:

    Good day for Cap.
    More runs please!

  83. Greg G. says:

    Eddie Guardado! I didn’t know he was still playing baseball. Seriously.

  84. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Damm i though he had dat one.

  85. Rough night for Johnny.

  86. Dorian says:

    There are some real gems being tossed around in this thread lmao. I have laughed hard (like stomach hurting hard) at multiple posts. Keep em comin

  87. Charlie says:

    amazingly johnny d is da only yank without a hit

  88. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Sterling is talking about a “courtesy rule” after leading by the 6 runs we have. Can’t swing 3-0…can’t steal a base…can’t take an extra base…etc. Even after Tampa blew an 8 run lead in the 9th. Ridiculous. When do you draw the line??

    • Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

      Not a bad topic to talk about on a slow day on this blog…

    • Kevin says:

      Sterling also says “Back to back, and-a belly to belly”… “the Melkman always knocks twice”… and “the Bamtino!”

    • V says:

      Sterling is an idiot.

    • kunaldo says:

      it’s a BS unwritten rule…until the other team stops trying, there’s not reason you shouldn’t pile it on…like you said, the tampa game is a prime example…anything can happen

      it’s bush league for the other team to expect you to show mercy on them…bitches

    • The Artist says:

      He talks about that every time the Yanks have a big lead, and he thinks it ridiculous.

      Since Sparky Anderson retired, I can’t think of many managers who believe in that anymore, especially with the offensive age we just lived through.

  89. Dorian says:

    PRAISE GOD

  90. Drew says:

    Wang!!! Mo has answered my prayers!

  91. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Wang in the bullpen omg.

  92. Greg G. says:

    Wang in the pen. Can everyone calm down please?

  93. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And my faith in Girardi has been nearly restored.

  94. yankees=warriors says:

    Wow, is that the “dogman” I saw there?

  95. JackC says:

    …and Wang is warming up in the bullpen

  96. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    2 innings for wang 2day.

  97. Greg G. says:

    Yanks have made a lot of “loud” outs tonight.

  98. Tom Zig says:

    Come on Twins, do us a favor and close out the sawx

  99. Tony says:

    If Wang can pitch in the 8th, why couldn’t he pitch in the 7th? Is he on a 15 pitch count? Doesn’t it make more sense to have the short relievers ready if something goes wrong? Confidence restored my ass.

    • Drew says:

      Why ask why? At least he’s gettin some work now…

    • dre says:

      took the words right out of my mouth…

    • Moshe Mandel says:

      Because Veras had not pitched since Sunday, and there is an off day tomorrow. He would have gone 5 days without pitching. We dont like him, but the Yankees are using him and need to keep him sharp. Girardi is not at fault here, Cashman is.

    • Chris says:

      Perhaps Girardi didn’t want Wang to work against the heart of the Texas lineup?

      Of course, it’s easier to just assume Girardi is an idiot than to try to understand his reasoning…

  100. Accent Shallow says:

    So apparently A-Rod’s BABIP isn’t mean to normalize this quickly; that’s two absolute ropes hit right at outfielders.

  101. Chip says:

    Well, Girardi must have been checking RAB and didn’t want to piss us off any longer

  102. Pasqua says:

    Does Girardi read RAB during the game?

    Joe — if you’re reading this — can I borrow some money?

  103. Dave says:

    Heh now that everyone was clamoring for Wang to come in (including me), how nervous are you he comes in and looks like April 8th Wang.

  104. alan says:

    Girardi better have a plan if Wang starts giving up runs.
    An. Inning. Late.

  105. Jamal G. says:

    Hey, there’s Wang, can we stop the bitching now?

  106. pc69 says:

    So Wang is kept in the bullpen. Veras is still a reliever. Berrora still takes up a roster spot.

    None of that makes sense. Cash and Girardi are losing their minds.

    Oh and someone talked about Porcello earlier. If the Yankees had drafted him he would still be in AA on the “this is how we baby pitchers plan”.

    • Ed says:

      He would be pitching the 8th.

    • Charlie says:

      I know, it almost gets tough to love a team with such bad management

    • Dorian says:

      Regarding your last point, I wouldn’t clown the way the yankees handle their pitchers quite yet. Ask Jon Lester how him getting his innings doubled is working for him this year.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Wait, you’re complaining about how if the Yankees had a 20 year old pitcher, he’d be in AA? Porcello’s been great, but the Tigers rushed him. We have no idea what effect that will have on his long-term development, if any. However, I doubt him being in the minors at this point would be a negative.

  107. Dorian says:

    GREAT job Girardi. Way to waste a bullpen arm then bring in our 2 time 19 game winner in for 2 innings.

  108. Mike Axisa says:

    Now that Wang’s on the mound, I’m nervous.

  109. Charlie says:

    the 25.00 ERA looks a lot nicer than the 34.50

  110. JobaWockeeZ says:

    WTF K FOR WANG!

  111. Mike Axisa says:

    Got away with a pitch on that strikeout.

  112. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Wang new set up man lol.

  113. e mills says:

    In hindsight, perhaps he didn’t want Wang facing Hamilton and the middle of the order

  114. Dave says:

    GB OUT!!!!

  115. V says:

    His pitches are sinking, but location and velocity are still mediocre.

  116. Drew says:

    I feel so bad for Wanger…

  117. Dave says:

    Christ, the Rangers are looking HR every swing.

  118. V says:

    Ok, his pitches in this AB have been pretty good. Velocity at 91-92.

  119. Nick L says:

    working progress

  120. VO says:

    Wang says screw you RAB! And that’s when he’s pitching the important innings!

  121. V says:

    ERA = 22.5

  122. yankees=warriors says:

    Nice inning, Wanger.
    Baby steps~

  123. pc69 says:

    Certainly much better than Veras.

  124. Will (the other one) says:

    Sheddin’ points like they’re goin’ outta style.

  125. Dave says:

    Of course, hell get through 2 innings in like 15 pitches and not have gotten any real work.

  126. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    To honor CMW I will now pull my Wang !
    Nice job. Hopefully he will get his shit together and keep it together. I should try to do the same.

  127. Accent Shallow says:

    Well, the first two batters were extremely encouraging.

    Wang’s ERA is now 22.50.

    (It’s to the point he could have started for Texas in their thrashing of the Orioles, pitched a complete game, and the Rangers still would have won)

  128. Justin R says:

    Wang to the 8th~!!!!

  129. Dave says:

    6 man rotation!

  130. Kevin says:

    The sinker still looks a long way off.

    • Chip says:

      How so? His sinker looked phenomenal to me. The only one he left up was the strikeout pitch

      • The Artist says:

        “phenomenal” is overdoing it.

        When he’s right, he should sit at 93-95 with the 2 seamer, and gets loads of weak ground balls. He doesn’t strike out many guys, so the SO tell me he’s still off a bit. His sinker doesn’t have a ton of movement when he’s right, some of those pitches moved so much they looked like sliders. He should be throwing hard with late movement.

  131. Drew says:

    22.5 era! lol that shit is dropping quick.

  132. Dave says:

    You know what we’ve missed with Wang out? Unrelenting opportunity for sexual innuendo every 5 days.

  133. J says:

    cmw might be getting away by throwing to a free swinging team. he threw a couple of good sinkers, but he still looks eh

  134. alan says:

    The question now becomes, do you give Wang another inning, or let Rivera get some work too?

  135. Accent Shallow says:

    Love Good Robbie.

  136. Drew says:

    I <3 Robbie

  137. MattG says:

    A few good pitches mixed in with some hittable crap. But that’s a huge improvement!

  138. Greg G. says:

    Good Lord, that was a rope.

  139. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Robbie Cano! Doncha Know!

  140. Nick L says:

    Robbie looking good

  141. JobaWockeeZ says:

    THE NYS IS A BANDBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh wait…

  142. J says:

    robbie really stayed inside that pitch nice hitting for that solo shot

  143. Drew says:

    I bet somewhere in a home or hotel, Melky is jumping up and down!

  144. Tom Zig says:

    Who is hotter:

    Mrs. Burnett, Anna Benson, or Alyssa Milano

  145. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    When is it ok to start dogging Swisher? He is a great dude from what I see but he better start hitting soon. I hope it starts now.

    • Chip says:

      Once Nady comes back healthy and they can actually rest him a bit. I don’t think he’s missed a game this year has he?

      • Andy Stankiewicz says:

        Yeah that is true. I bet he could use a day off. I like the guy and I really hopes he snaps out of it.

  146. Kevin says:

    I guess the dream starting rotation of Johnson, Wang, and Cox will forever be a pipe dream.

  147. VO says:

    Damon and AROD are the only players without a hit, and a run.

  148. Dorian says:

    Why shouldn’t they try a 6-man rotation you could save a lot of innings for guys who usually have enormous workloads. Or why wouldn’t they try to spot start him seeing as they are trying to limit Joba’s innings. All possibilities that I think are more than viable. That is if they are actually trying to straighten Wanger out.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I’m sure Hughes will go to AAA if Wang returns to form. He’ll take Pettite’s spot next year so we’re not wasting him. Plus he’ll be around when Joba reaches his innings cap.

    • Chip says:

      As much as I’d like to straighten Wang out, a 6-man rotation wastes the immense talent of CC. Plus, you want Joba to just get his innings in and then worry about it. We need him ready to go 170+ next season

    • Tony says:

      Genius Joe should concoct a schedule that…

      Has Sabathia, Burnett and Wang on 5 days
      Pettitte, Joba, Hughes on 6 days

      And while he works on that, Tony Pena can manage. I see this taking a few months, hopefully.

    • Because a six man rotation takes starts away from CC. Not good.

  149. V says:

    Quick look at pitch f/x, his release point still ain’t right.

  150. The Artist says:

    I have a nickname for you people.

    The B-Wangers.

  151. Greg G. says:

    In what universe was that pitch a strike?

  152. Charlie says:

    swish is a k machine. He should get to know Chris davis. They’d make an awesome 1-2 punchout

  153. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    The way Sutcliffe raves about the Rangers you would think that they were killing the Yankees.

  154. Drew says:

    IN what world is 231 respectable lol

  155. Moshe Mandel says:

    It’s funny. As fans, most will walk away from this thread shaking their head about Girardi. But we only see things from our perspective- we do not like Veras, we want Wang to get work, and therefore Girardi is an idiot. But he did a good job spreading around innings last year, and has done a similar job this year (although injuries have contributed there). He obviously felt that letting Veras sit for 5 days was not in the best interest of the team, and needed to give him an inning. That’s a perfectly valid managing decision. But all that people will remember about the thread is that people were pissed at Joe, and it will reinforce this idea that he is doing a bad job, even if the facts dont match the perception.

    • Chip says:

      I think most people are satisfied now that Wang got into the 8th inning and will presumably pitch the 9th

    • MattG says:

      His challenge, should he accept it, is to get Wang straightened out. I don’t care if that means Veras must sit for 55 games.

      Straighten out Wang, and the Yankees play deep into October.

    • Greg G. says:

      Agreed.

    • Tony says:

      So your position is that everything Girardi does is correct because he made what he believed to be the correct decision.

      Circular reasoning, ftw

    • dre says:

      Moshe are you related to Girardi? because he is not doing a good job, he did not do a good job last year and hes still sucking it up this year, even when we win i can pinpoint stupid decisions that he makes and no i’m not nitpicking, he just has no sense of logic

      • Moshe Mandel says:

        Most of the things people have complained about are bullpen issues, which all look bad due to poor performance by everybody. I can count on one hand decision where I really could not find a valid reason for what he did. Just because he does something differently than you want does not make him wrong.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Yes but Veras can pitch at anytime. Girardi still uses him in like 3-4 run leads and we can get those easily. We aren’t going to get 8-0 leads often and we should have used it to get Wang back to form which is more valuable.

    • Chris says:

      I agree 100%!

  156. J says:

    gardy’s starting to string some games together

  157. Tom Zig says:

    Worse knees

    Matsui or Vlad

  158. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Nathan has the Sox down to their last strike…

  159. Bryan says:

    Ortiz went 0-4 with 1K tonight

  160. Chip says:

    Just as a note, Gardner has a 1.068 OPS in May. He might be on his way to figuring this league out

    • Accent Shallow says:

      OPS will overrate players like Gardner, because so much of his SLG is due to his speed, rather than actually hitting the ball hard.

      That said, he’s been better than we could have asked for. Zero complaints.

      • Chip says:

        True and it’s an extremely small sample size (40ish AB) but he’s still batting .357 this month. So it’s not completely a factor of boosted slugging percentage

      • Chris says:

        It doesn’t really matter how he gets the XBH, it just matters that he gets them. Turning a single into a double with his speed is just as good as Jorge crushing the ball into the gap for a double.

        That being said, I assume for Gardner this is just a small sample size effect.

  161. Dorian says:

    “LOOK OUT” Why does that call intrigue me so?

  162. Greg G. says:

    Over in Minnesota. Sox lose 4-2.

  163. Ed says:

    Twins held on.

  164. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Red Sox lost…we could be tied for 1st…

  165. Dorian says:

    FUCKIN A. NATHAN REDEEMS HIMSELF. HELLO FIRST PLACE

  166. Charlie says:

    come on jeter, jack one for my fantasy team

  167. V says:

    SOX LOSE!

    Tied for 1st going into the off day = sweet.

  168. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    Ortiz 0 for 4 tonight? I love it !!

  169. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    damm what a throw.

  170. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Which is more of a bandbox? Arlington or the new Yankee Stadium?

  171. V says:

    Wow. Berroa = st00pid.

  172. e mills says:

    that was awful Berroa

  173. Jake says:

    Berroa that was so dumb.

  174. Dave says:

    LOL at Berroa. He must have a date tonight.

  175. Greg G. says:

    Stupid Jeter and his double plays. ;-)

  176. Drew says:

    Twins win. :)

  177. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    I guess Berroa doesnt want to miss the flight.LOL.

  178. Kevin says:

    Awesome. Berroa practically hopscotched down the 3rd baseline. See you in game action in 3 weeks.

  179. Chip says:

    And the last thing we will remember about Angel Berroa’s time as a Yankee is him getting thrown out by 20 ft at home. I’m ok with that

  180. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    Poor Damon. He would of came up with a chance to join the hit parade.

  181. Tony says:

    I’m sure Berroa sent himself on that play…

  182. Charlie says:

    is kevin slowey that good?

  183. Accent Shallow says:

    Wang makes me nervous. (Not for the lead, for his stuff/future or lack thereof)

  184. pc69 says:

    I don’t know who annoys me more, any red sox player or Kobe. But the Thuggets are melting down.

  185. BklynJT says:

    Wang’s sinker is looking pretty good. Now we just wait for the velocity to return.

  186. Drew says:

    It seems like many have forgotten how sweet it was and will be watching #40 throw bowling balls at the plate.

    • BklynJT says:

      That guy was just thinking that he couldn’t possibly make the ball do that again. YES, THAT JUST HAPPENED!

  187. e mills says:

    looked good against Andrus

  188. zs190 says:

    Wang has looked very good tonight. A bunch of swings over the top there.

  189. Greg G. says:

    Lookin’ better this inning.

  190. Accent Shallow says:

    Guess Andrus didn’t face pitchers like Wang in the minors.

  191. V says:

    Wow. I don’t think I ever saw Wang get three straight swinging strikes when he was in his hot stretches.

  192. handtius says:

    CMW is the new 7-8th inning reliever. The Yankees will now win the world series in a sweep. With Wang getting the MVP, while pitching to a 0.00 ERA and hitting 2 jacks.

  193. yankees=warriors says:

    Clean outing please?

  194. Accent Shallow says:

    Honestly, I’m curious as to Wang generating all these swinging strikes on the fastball. That’s certainly never been his MO. Could it just be lousy/aggressive hitters who haven’t seen such a sinker before (Davis/Andrus), or is this an indication the stuff is coming back?

  195. MattG says:

    THAT pitch was wicked! (second strike to Andrus..and the third…I type slow)

  196. Drew says:

    That offspeed was right where cash wanted it. Duno why he setup so far outside

  197. The Artist says:

    Wang’s stuff looks much better this inning. Control is good, too.

  198. JobaWockeeZ says:

    TIED FOR 1ST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  199. MattG says:

    Oh, this is VERY encouraging.

  200. yankees=warriors says:

    Great day!!!

  201. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    First place baby!

  202. handtius says:

    OVA!

  203. Charlie says:

    most important thing in this game besides the win is CMW’s confidence just went way up

  204. V says:

    Wow. ERA down to 20.45

  205. Dave says:

    I’m super encouraged by that outing.

  206. Accent Shallow says:

    Despite two scoreless innings, Wang’s ERA is still over 20. Wow.

    To that’s 6 outs, four of which were good (two Ks, two grounders), 1 solid liner, and one rocket (after two swinging strikes on Chris Davis).

    Very encouraging.

  207. Drew says:

    I wonder how often these translators just bullshit.

  208. MattG says:

    A ton of really good pitches in the ninth inning. I feel like an old friend just re-entered my life.

  209. Charlie says:

    am i better off with aubrey huff than Chris “K boy” Davis on my fantasy team?

  210. Drew says:

    Tampa is losing big in Cleveland. Love it…

  211. Arod, all the time says:

    Your happiness bothers me. Stop it now.

  212. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Being in first place makes *most* LoHudders bearable!

  213. Charlie says:

    if melky were to hit the DL, and i sure hope he doesn’t, how bout some AJax? I know he’s probably not ready, but i really think that guy is gonna be fuckin awesome

  214. alan says:

    AJ FTW!
    I want to see him pitch a complete game next time so he can get the pie.
    Who will get that task though? Mo?

  215. Axl aka Tom Selleck says:

    Kevin Slowey is 7-1 now…not bad

    • Drew says:

      His walk numbers are great, only 5. I’ll hold judgment on him though. It’s only been 60 innings and he’s had a lot more hits than innings.

  216. Tom Zig says:

    John Flaherty just lost all credibility

  217. Charlie says:

    its probably been mentioned, but anyone who didn’t see what Zambrano did today need to. It was absolutely hilarious

  218. steve (different one) says:

    what a f*cking embarrassment this thread was tonight.

    seriously.

    the shit at the top of this thread is a joke.

    first time this team has been in 1st place since 2006, and there is an eruption b/c Wang only pitched 2 instead of 3 innings?

    people calling for Girardi’s head?

    congrats, you all made LoHud look like Mensa.

    • Drew says:

      heh… You shouldn’t get all out of whack because some people have strange opinions.

      • steve (different one) says:

        go back and read through the thread.

        seriously, you guys didn’t think he was going to bring Wang into pitch the 8th and 9th? seriously?

        try using some common sense instead of trying to drive an agenda.

        • Drew says:

          Okay, I don’t know how I became the “figure head” for some people that were going wild. Why don’t you use some common sense and go at this a bit differently?
          I told you you shouldn’t sweat that some people say strange things. It’s a freaking blog dude. At no point did I say fire Girardi.
          When Veras came in I said this:
          http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-402356
          8 run lead with the starter out.
          In what language does that translate to “fire Girardi?”

      • Dorian says:

        I am ashamed of myself I sounded like I was on “Mike’d up, he’d ready to grub”

    • Charlie says:

      seriously, who gives a shit. I’m on this site to share my opinions about the yanks and sometimes to vent a little and so are other people here. you shouldn’t be embarassed by a game thread at a yankees blog.

      • steve (different one) says:

        considering your posts were the most embarrassing, i’ll keep that in mind.

        also, 15 of 20, tied for 1st. 8-0 lead…what is there to “vent” about??

    • alan says:

      Geez,didn’t know RAB appointed you as the blog cop around here!

    • MattG says:

      Actually, I am of the opinion that the revitalization of CMW far outweighs any of the other tid bits you speak of. Tied for first place on 5/27, with a .574 winning percentage, does not excite me like adept management of a very important player would.

      • steve (different one) says:

        right, and if he hadn’t let him pitch the 8th and the 9th, i’d be right there with you.

        but it was pretty obvious Wang was going to pitch the 8th and 9th IMO.

        maybe it wasn’t so obvious, so if not, i apologize, but i thought it was basically a given.

  219. Drew says:

    Anyone catch AJ’s explanation of what happened when Cash visited the mound and said nothing? It was pretty funny.

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