• Mattingly’s Love Child

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

    • AJ

      Can we play RA Dickey every day?

      Now the statement is corrected.

    • Steve H

      Yes, because someday we’d have to face Daniel Bard on a regular basis.

    • FL Yank

      Remember what happened when we swept the series against the Indians in 2007 and then got booted by them in the first round. Wasn’t fun.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

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

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      He’s certainly no Jack Morris

  • For lack of a more creative name.. Alex

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      We can mix in a few games against the Mets AAA + David Wright Mets as well.

      Fixed.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Better make sure to ask tomorrow.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    You also said Teixeira would hit one otu…

  • Salty Buggah

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

  • Salty Buggah

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

    • Salty Buggah

      It should’ve been 12-1 now!

      I’m gettin greedy

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Great Cone article from like 10 years ago.

    http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/.....ures/2138/

    He has a well earned reputation.

  • VO

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

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Baltimore did it without a grand slam.

      Just sayin’

      • VO

        But Boston doesn’t have CC. Or Our bullpen ;)

  • e mills

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      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.
      http://www.google.com/

      • e mills

        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

          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

        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

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

        • JobaWockeeZ

          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

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

          • e mills

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

            • JobaWockeeZ

              =/ 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

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

      • e mills

        that’s good…they threw up a stat where his fastest was 93 on the Twins broadcast

        • Accent Shallow

          http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....revDate=77

          Probably best to get the data from the (unofficial) PitchFX tool, although I don’t know if this one adjusts for park. Gameday had him at 94-95 all day.

          I wouldn’t worry about CC too much unless he looks really off.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    wow, what a Awesome pic of Mauer and Morneau

  • J

    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

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

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      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

      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

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

        Nerds and their damn precious spreadsheets!

      • J

        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.

  • Steve H

    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.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      That’s going in my twitter feed.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        You’d better H/T the VP of the Nick Swisher Fan Club on that one.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Very puzzling indeed.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Because he lies. The Yankees will always have the worst bullpen based on their April stats. The Red Sox will always have the best bullpen because they have a 0.00 ERA. If Joba were in the bullpen then maybe our bullpen can go toe to toe.

    • Salty Buggah

      I’m sure the stats don’t count. It’s all an illusion. They have the most grit and heart so their pen>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Every other pen combined.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      That’s an arbitrary start date, you’re cherry-picking your stats there.

      /Jayson Stark’d

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Someone told me I was cherry picking my Monstero stats.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          I hope you called them the douchebag they are!

    • Accent Shallow

      Again, the big difference between the two pens is SLG against.

      Boston has allowed .364, and the Yankees have .414.

      The Sox pen has allowed 21 home runs, the Yankees pen, 44.

  • Orlando

    why is Girardi such an asswipe?!!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      Uh, what?

      • Orlando

        Just logged on and see Aceves is starting Thursday and not Mitre!

        • Orlando

          Doesn’t he realize that we are going to Anaheim for the weekend and that it is always an adventure when we go out there?

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice and crazzyoptical illusion

    http://blogs.discovermagazine......the-green/

  • Accent Shallow

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

  • Nikhil R.

    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.

    • Accent Shallow

      Confirmed.

    • Salty Buggah

      sorry this is random but where from India are you from, if you are from there?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        One of my brother’s friends is named Nikhil Rao (sp). SO I’m kind of wondering if it’s the same dude.

        • Salty Buggah

          You should ask him, though I guess it would be weird for you if he isn’t and weird for him if that is him.

          And I believe Rao is spelled correctly.

          • Nikhil R.

            Nikhil Ramakrishna. I was actually born right here in NJ. My parents are from India (South India from a state called Karnataka). And yes you did spell Rao correctly.

  • Orlando

    Great stuff from Coney!!!

  • Orlando

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

    • J

      dude, that’s wrong.

    • Salty Buggah

      me too but I’d want her to be my wife, not the way you’re thinking lol

  • Dela G

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

    excellente! :)

  • J

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

    yankees need to dfa ransom… now.

    • Dela G

      lol

  • Dela G

    GRIT GUTNER DOES IT AGAIN!

    • J

      that name is something out of a comic book. awesome.

      • Dela G

        i love calling him that :)

  • King of Fruity Hypos

    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…

  • Tony

    Brett Gardner is my homeboy

  • Drew

    this team is the shit.

  • Tom Zig

    but who will pitch the 9th?

  • Tank the Frank

    Look at Tomko honkin’ up our run differential.

  • J

    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.

  • Tom Zig

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

    • Salty Buggah

      just that he homered and nothin else

  • Salty Buggah

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

  • Tank the Frank

    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.

    • Dela G

      well SI does have us ranked 3rd in the power rankings, so who cares. Eff the media. They can suck out collective sacks

      • Dela G

        our*

  • VO

    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

      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.

  • Drew

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

  • thurdonpaul

    yeah win