Game 83 Spillover Thread


Can they play the Twins every day?

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  1. Mattingly's Love Child says:

    Careful what you ask for about playing the Twinkies every day…

  2. I don’t know what CC thinks he’s doing by pitching like he is right now. He should start pitching to the score.

  3. For lack of a more creative name.. Alex says:

    We can mix in a few games against the Mets as well.

  4. Accent Shallow says:

    So all I have to do is ask “Lots of runs, please,” and the Yankees will deliver? Sheesh.

  5. You also said Teixeira would hit one otu…

  6. Salty Buggah says:

    I know A-rod loves the twins, even though he got robbed of a Slam but he kills them.

  7. Salty Buggah says:

    No run CC!!! I want our run differential to improve.

  8. The Artist says:

    Great Cone article from like 10 years ago.


    He has a well earned reputation.

  9. VO says:

    You know whats great? Looking up at the score and realizing they would need 2 grand slams and then some to tie it.

  10. e mills says:

    watching the Twins broadcast…CC really sitting at 93mph all game?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Does it matter? As long as he devastates then I really am not one to care about velocity.
      Anyways if you’re not comfortable then here.

      • e mills says:

        being that you’re Joba…I would think you would care, given that since he’s lost his velocity, he’s lost much of his devastation

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Right I completely forgot. CC = Joba. CC’s start today = Joba’s last start
          CC is atrocious today giving up 10 runs. It must be because his velocity is down.
          Nice red herring =/

      • e mills says:

        not to mention that he was pulled w/ an injury 2 starts ago and now he’s down 3-4 mph…yea no biggie I suppose

        • Salty Buggah says:

          well, last time he got bombed but had the best fastball of the season

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          And again way to completely misunderstand what I am talking about. Apparently reading comprehension isn’t a strong point…
          CC is great today. Therefore I do not care what his velocity is because his control is good. Joba does not have good control. I never said velocity is nothing but you’re thinking velocity is everything. Control > velocity
          So 1 or 2 MPH that is off makes no concern to me. Apparently it is a cause of the end of the world for you.

          • JobaWockeeZ says:

            And when the hell did I start talking about Joba? Where did that come from? Seriously?

          • e mills says:

            I agree contol>velocity, just mildly concerned that his velocity was seemingly down

            • JobaWockeeZ says:

              =/ You could have told me you were mildly concerned before my ranting. I thought it was a cause of concern but hey I need to learn to read first.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      No. He’s been at 94, 95mph consistantly all night, as usual.

  11. ArodMVP217 Retire 51 says:

    wow, what a Awesome pic of Mauer and Morneau

  12. J says:

    i dont understand why some people discredit gardner’s slg because of his speed. isn’t slg a measure of how far you get yourself on base per at bat? speed may inflate those numbers, but that should be justified because speed is gardy’s game. if anything, the increase in SLG because of his speed should be a good measure of how effective gardner’s speed is. should slower players’ slg #s be looked more favorably because some of their singles could be doubles, and some doubles can be triples?

    i’d take a runner on 3rd anyday over a runner on 2nd.

    • Don says:

      Excellent point J. I was about to make a similar point about Gardner’s SLG.

    • Has anyone gotten on him about that? More XBH = higher SLG. Gardner may not do it with homers, but he’ll do it with doubles and the occasional triple.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      SLG is a good approximation as to how hard you hit the ball. Gardner’s speed means that that is not necessarily the case.

      • Mattingly's Love Child says:

        So people don’t like it when their stats don’t tell them the whole story?

        Nerds and their damn precious spreadsheets!

      • J says:

        this post was actually responding to what you wrote. slg may be a good approximation of how hard you hit the ball, but what it actually measures is how far you get yourself on the bases per AB. gardy, inarguably, does a good job of advancing himself on base with his speed.

  13. Steve H says:

    Since May 1st the Yankees pen has a better ERA, Whip, K/9, K/BB than the Sox bullpen. Pretty crazy, considering one is the worst pen of all time, and the other is the best.

  14. Orlando says:

    why is Girardi such an asswipe?!!!!

  15. Salty Buggah says:

    Nice and crazzyoptical illusion


  16. Accent Shallow says:

    Maybe they should save some of these runs for when a lesser pitcher is on the hill?

  17. Nikhil R. says:

    I was just reading a comment made by The Artist on the other thread. Did Cone really say “No relation to Vida Guerra” in regard to Deolis Guerra? That’s too good.

  18. Orlando says:

    Great stuff from Coney!!!

  19. Orlando says:

    I’d love to be related to Vida Guerra…can anyone say INCEST?

  20. Dela G says:

    god i come back from the rec center and we are up 10-1!

    excellente! :)

  21. J says:

    pena would’ve turned that into an inside the park hr somehow.

    yankees need to dfa ransom… now.

  22. Dela G says:


  23. King of Fruity Hypos says:

    wonder what Dickey’s limit is? 90 pitches? So he’s got one inning left?

    I’d love to see opponents’ records the first game after a Yankee series…

  24. Tony says:

    Brett Gardner is my homeboy

  25. Drew says:

    this team is the shit.

  26. Tom Zig says:

    but who will pitch the 9th?

  27. Tank the Frank says:

    Look at Tomko honkin’ up our run differential.

  28. J says:

    um not sure if this is allowed, but it seems a little slow today.

    what package of players would you give up for halladay? not interested at all?

    imagine a rotation of cc, halladay, burnett in a 7 game series.

  29. Tom Zig says:

    What was Sterling’s call for Hinske’s HR yesterday?

  30. Salty Buggah says:

    damn, I wanted that +9 more for the run differential!

  31. Tank the Frank says:

    God, the media hates the Yankees so much they’ll even take 4 wins away from us.

    This from SI.com: The defending AL champion Rays trail the Red Sox by 5 1/2 games and the Yankees by one in the East standings.

  32. VO says:

    Via MLBTR

    Olney runs through more suitors: the Red Sox, who have “stubbornly clung to their young pitching,” the Mets and Cubs, who may or may not have the proper package of prospects, Yankees, and the Phillies

    MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian has a source that says over a dozen teams have asked about Halladay, with the most serious interest expressed by the Cardinals, Yankees, Mets, Brewers, Dodgers, Angels and Red Sox.

    • Little Bill says:

      I don’t think the Yanks will get Halladay so I hope the Jays trade him to the NL where we don’t have to face him anymore.

  33. Drew says:

    John Kruk is such a POS. That is all.
    -Drew out.

  34. thurdonpaul says:

    yeah win

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