Game 95: Chance of game low (Updated with start time)

The end of the Giambino Era
Game 95 Spillover Thread

It’s dark and raining in Midtown Manhattan as a I write this a little before 6 p.m. The weathermen are predicting rain all night, and I’m not so confident the Yanks are going to get this one in. To that end, I’m not going to give you much of a game thread.

If the game happens, the lineups are below. If (when) it’s rained out, we’ll post an update, and this can be the evening’s open thread. Either way, we’ll be back with DotF after the game.

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

Sabathia P

Update 9:14 p.m.: The Yankees have just announced that they will attempt to start the game at 9:40 p.m. Eastern time. Here in Brooklyn, the rain is starting to pick up again.

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The end of the Giambino Era
Game 95 Spillover Thread
  • Tank the Frank

    Open thread?

    Erin Andrews looks spectacular naked.

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

      Not cool. Would you like it if someone did that to your daughter, or sister, or girlfriend, or whoever?

      • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

        It was probably Tank who did it in the first place. :P

        • Mike Pop

          No.

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

        True, what happened to her was clearly wrong.

        But I’ll also bet there are a few hundred women who graduated Journalism School with better grades than her who were passed over for jobs at ESPN because they’re not drop dead gorgeous like she is, and I’ll bet they have had smiles on their faces from ear to ear for the past few days.

        • pat

          Who cares if some jealous fugly bitches are happy she was publicly humiliated? That’s ridiculous man.

          • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Agreed. If people feel that way, then those people suck at life.

      • J.R.

        In all fairness if someone said that about a girlfriend I’d reply, “yes she is hot, and its all mine”

        • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Pretty sure Mike meant the whole invasion of privacy and broadcasting of said invasion of privacy on the internet for all the world to see part, not the saying she’s hot part.

    • cookie monster

      she’s overrated just like my mother

      • Stormrider6

        True. Mrs. Monster is very mediocre in bed.

    • Tank the Frank

      It doesn’t change the fact that she looks good naked. I didn’t make her that way. God did. You got beef with God?

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

        You don’t just look that good naturally, she probably spends hours in the gym each week. And goes through quite a few razors. . .

        • Tank the Frank

          You bite your toungue! That smile and those eyes are God-given. There…you got me all worked up about it.

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

            I doubt she shaves her eyes, if that’s where you were going.

        • pat

          Razors? Get with the times brosef.
          Three words…
          Laser
          Hair
          Removal.

          Never worry about that ish again.

  • Charlie

    Should i drop andre ethier and nate mclouth to get bobby abreu and jayson werth?

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

      I’ll say yes.

  • Bob Stone

    Looking at the weather radar maps, there is a “window”. But it doesn’t look big enough to get the game in.

  • Charlie

    CC AJ Joba Petitte HUGHES. i don’t care what you guys say, i still have hope

    • Bob Stone

      I agree. I’m concerned about the rotation after Joba reaches his innings limit. At that point, we only have three starters. I don’t understand why it isn’t imperative to get Hughes back into the rotation. I’ve never been a B-Jobber but wouldn’t it make sense to flip Joba and Hughes at some point to limit Joba’s innings and still get some value from him and build Phil’s innings at the same time?

  • Tom Zig

    so the Sox are pursuing Adrian Gonzalez…any thoughts on what it cost for them to get that done?

    • Mike Pop

      Buchholz and Lars would HAVE to be in the package, I assume.

      • pat

        buch, larsa nd one of the bullpen… masterson/bard/delcarmen.

        • Mike Pop

          I think 2 of those fellas in the bullpen. He’s just so cheap and he’s so good. Not to mention if he gets real hitters hitting with him, probably could be better… if you believe in protection in the lineup.

          • pat

            Yeah his contract is ridiculous. Like 4.75 and 5.5 million for the next two years. Dang!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Bowden, Buchholz maybe Lars Anderson? I really don’t know, just spouting out some popular prospects they have. Anyways I also heard LaRoche could be a trade chip though I find that unlikely.

      • cookie monster

        if im the padres gm i would ask for bard, buccholz, anderson.

      • Tom Zig

        I’m guessing you read the LaRoche part on the comments section of MLBTR

        If LaRoche were included, I imagine he would just be a throw in.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yes, yes I did. But Epstein did a whole article on why he got LaRoche so I doubt it’s true.

          • Mike Pop

            Adam LaRoche is a better pickup than CC Sabathia was.

    • cookie monster

      i assume it would start with buchholz

    • Jacob

      A ton; would the Sox really part with two of Lars, Bowden and Bucholz then a couple lower guys with some potential. Casey Kelly maybe?

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

      Should be a shitload. He’s young and signed dirt cheap (owed just $11.75M through 2011). Buchholz, Bowden, Bard, Ellsbury is a start.

      • Jacob

        I’m not sure I would trade Adrian Gonzalez for that package.

        • Mike Pop

          One future “ace”, a solid 2-3 in Bowden. Not to mention they will be in the NL West, even better. I’m not a huge fan of Ellsbury though.

          • Jacob

            I mean it’s not a bad offer, one that would certainly merit some consideration, however considering how cheap Gonzalez is I say keep him and try to build around him. No reason to really trade him right now unless the Pads just get blown away, and while Bowden, Bucholz, Ellsbury, Bard is good; it doesn’t blow me away.

            • Mike Pop

              Eh, I think trading him for 2 guys who can be huge for that rotation makes them better. I’d rather build around those two for the future than A-Gon. They aren’t going anywhere in the next couple years, they really should of dealt Peavy when they had the chance but then again, I have no idea what they were offered. But if Peavy reaches good value again and A-Gon keeps it up, they could set up a whole franchise based on dealing both those guys.

              • Mike Pop

                And of course the other guys they get with Buchholz and Bowden in that deal.

                • Jacob

                  Yeah, I can certainly see that side of it. I just don’t see the need to make the move now. Adrian Gonzalez is young and cheap and certainly not holding them back. And yes, they should have moved Peavy (I bet they’d take that Braves offer now…). If it were me though, I’d keep Gonzalez for now, if they really feel the need to blow the whole thing up after they can move Peavy, Gonzalez’s value isn’t going anywhere.

                • Mike Pop

                  Well, every day less the team trying to trade for him can keep him under that, he is losing value. But, ya, I see both of our sides.

            • Salty Buggah

              Buchholz, Bowden, Bard, Tacoby, Kelly, Anderson, and Tazawa?

              How about that? Seems too much…

              • JC Retardi

                your entire farm for my ace

                • Jacob

                  Maybe four of those seven. Something like Bucholz, Bowden, Kelly and Anderson I think would do the trick. Maybe just three of them and a toss in.

                • Steve O.

                  Heh, ‘Retardi’ That’s awesome. Pun intended?

                • Jacob

                  *Buchholz

              • Tom Zig

                Does Tazawa have any value?

                • Salty Buggah

                  EVERYONE in the Sox system has tremendous value. Even the organization filler guys. They are ALL that good.

          • Steve O.

            Klaw was really down on Bowden, like 4-5 starter at best. Yeah, Ellsbury isn’t anything special.

            Haven’t you heard, Buchholz is an ace, I think so and everyone else does.

            /John Henry’d

            • Zach

              even now I see Boston reporters down on Buchholz.
              Even Lou Merloni called Buchholz’s peak a nice #2, and very good #3 at the least.

              he said he’s very concerned over “rookie” mistakes that shouldnt be there at this point- the stolen bases, double steals, being affected after solo HR, the game speeding up on him and losing it. he said scout told him he could be dominate for 180 IP, but not going to be going 6-7 like #1 should

              • Salty Buggah

                Yea, I’ve noticed a lot of Sox fans want to trade him now.

                • Zach

                  although Yankee fans felt the same way after those 2-3 starts from Joba. But I figure Boston homers would be looking for excuses (Tom Caron said he didnt pitch bad in the postgame show) but Lou Merloni saying that shocked me. He also said just because Ellsbury is fast doesnt make him a leadoff hitter, and doesnt know if he’ll ever be one

      • Steve O.

        No, Bard’s the centerpiece for the Mauer deal. You’re going to have to plug in someone else there, padre.

        • Tank the Frank

          Mauer will be a FA after next season if I’m not mistaken. That happens to be the same time Captain America’s current deal is up. Mauer is going to be a Red Sox and we’re all going to have to get used to that fact if the Twinkies don’t man up and lock him down.

          • Mike Pop

            They lock him up over the winter, you watch.

            • Steve O.

              Yeah, I doubt they let him leave, and they’re getting a new stadium. Can you say PR nightmare?

              But if they do, I’d love for the Yanks to scoop him up, Montero be damned.

              • pat

                They have to, fans of Minnesota will burn that new stadium to the ground if he goes to ny or bos.

                • Salty Buggah

                  Yea, they do. They and plenty of other cities will boycott baseball if the Yanks/Sox end up with him.

          • Steve O.

            I don’t think you realized, but that was a play on Peter Gammons.

    • Accent Shallow

      There’s no way they should be able to swing a deal like that. San Diego’s financial situation may be a mess, but they’re not a farm club. Gonzalez is incredibly talented, and has an absolute bargain of a contract — Buchholz/Anderson/Bowden is a starting point.

      Seriously, though, if San Diego deals Gonzalez for anything less than appalling overpay (Lester/Ellsbury/Buchholz+), they should be contracted. That’s absurd.

  • J.R.

    Double header Saturday?

  • Tank the Frank

    Sounds like CashMoney will defininely try to kick the tires on some pitching.

    Washburn, Duschersheresherer, and Bannister would be my choices. I would be very pleased with either three. Some may not be better than other internal options, but I think what we’re looking for is pitching depth/; especially since Kennedy and Kontos went down and Hughes is in the bullpen.

    • Mike Pop

      I’m cool with what was said in that thread today. Duke and Snell sounds good to me.

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

      I dont’ know. I’m just not sold on Washburn. I think his tRA pushing 5 will come back to bite him at some point this year. Meh.

      • Mister Delaware

        Bannister would be a better RAB poster than Yankee starter.

        (Both an honest compliment and an honest insult.)

      • Accent Shallow

        Washburn terrifies me. Extreme flyball pitcher having a career year in a huge park with a great defense behind him?

        Pass.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    USA vs Honduros in the Semi-Finals of the Gold Cup. Who’s with me??? Let’s gooooooooooo.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      HondurAs. Sorry.

    • Tank the Frank

      I love Honduras. It’s my sixth favorite country behind Thailand, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, and Macedonia.

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

        It’s official: Tank the Frank hates America.

        • Tank the Frank

          And I don’t care for Eskimos much.

        • Tom Zig

          He is a socialist, but then again he is not as socialist as RAB

          /BillyBall circa February 2009

    • Salty Buggah

      Let’s give a shout-out to Ganesh so we (the US) win.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Ganesh says he’ll do his best, but no guarantees. Ganesh is a wise, wise elephant.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Ganesh says he will bless us.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Ganesh also says that he was not a big fan of Bruce Arena, but he does like Bob Bradley.

    • TurnTwo

      count me in… got it on the tube right now.

    • TurnTwo

      GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!

  • Salty Buggah

    While we wait for a potential game, here’s a Joe Morgan quote from his most recent chat:

    “It’s not like football. Football is segmented. Here’s a play, here’s a play. But baseball has one play following another.”

    And here are 2 more that show how proud he is of being in the HOF:

    “I’m looking forward to going to the hall of fame this weekend. I always have a good time and rubbing elbows with other hall of famers. I always have some good stories. Looking forward to sharing some with you next week.”

    “This Sunday Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson will be elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. I’ve been thinking about the future of the Hall of Fame. I’ve been thinking about it because I’m Vice Chairman of the board and a Hall of Famer. “…He is thinking about whether or not PED users BTW.

    The 1st is a classic though.

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

      He didn’t say that as clearly as he should have, but plays in baseball are interconnected more so than Football. I’d agree with that.

      -For example, and pitcher with a crap fastball can throw it past a great fastball hitter if he sets it up with a bunch of slow breaking stuff.

      -A man on 1B opens up the hole between the 1B and 2B, so a walk opens up an opportunity for a hit.

      Stuff like that.

      • Salty Buggah

        Party pooper…

        Well, he didn’t say it like that even if he meant that so I’m still making fun of him for that.

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

          Sorry, but there’s way too much mocking of him online which usually doesn’t reflect well on the mockers. When he’s right, he’s right.

      • Charlie

        you sound like you’re defending joe morgan…

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

          I am. He doesn’t always stay up to date on individual players like he should, and he drives me nuts at times like everyone else. But he also knows the game about as well as anyone, and is better at explaining it than many other former players.

          Situationally, he can be great and a wealth of knowledge. Other times you wonder what game he’s watching. He has his strengths and weaknesses as a broadcaster, just like anyone else. Its a shame that he’s become such a caricature online that nobody seems to appreciate his positives anymore.

  • Dorian

    I’m reading this old Hardball Times article on Phil Hughes and this dude was just Effing ridiculous in the minors.

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....ip-hughes/

    • Drew

      Huh, I didn’t know Phil Hughes was a flamer.. heh

    • Ivan

      Yeah, that year in 06 when he was pitchng in Double A was just unbelievable. It Seem every start he a no-no past the 5th inning.

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

      Bust.

    • Dorian

      I know it’s hard to believe but I actually still think he can be that guy. My faith in The Franchise is unwavering.

  • pollo

    Question for you guys:

    Why doesn’t Yes show Minor league games like AA or AAA? And what’s gotta happen for them to show it? C’mon if NESN can show some Pawtucket games now and then Yes should be able to show some Scranton games at least.

    • Mike Pop

      Tru, even SNY shows the Brooklyn Cyclones games. I wanted to watch them vs Staten Island tonight but the damn rain! I’m seeing them on Monday vs the Renegades so that’ll make up for it.

      I would love to watch Montero or A-Jax once in a while though,.

    • Drew

      Please please, one thing at a time. Let’s get a radar gun, then we can worry about broadcasting some minor league games.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I’d personally love to have a K-Zone so I don’t have on rely on Gameday.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well they dont even have a good radar gun so how can you expect MiLB game from them? Though they would be nice even if I dont get YES here.

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

      I agree, I wish they would. I’m sure there are a bunch of rights issues involved, but YES could certainly use more content.

      • Tom Zig

        Yankeeographies and Yankee Classics are nice, but really we could use some minor league games interspersed between them. The only thing worse than listening to Jon Sterling is seeing Jon Sterling on TV

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

          Did you see the new Mike Mussina one? Its on again this Sunday @9.

          Check it out, it was really terrific. And I wasn’t even a big Moose fan.

        • http://phabfour.blogspot.com/ Double-J

          Yeah, I mean, Yankees Classics are nice now and then, but I’d much rather see the MiLB games than the same recycled games over and over and over…

  • sac

    any word if they will play tonight

    • Steve O.

      They’re going to try to get it in tonight, as they don’t want to have a double header. So lengthy rain delay.

      http://yankees.lhblogs.com/

      Pete Abe has the details.

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

        This was originally a rescheduled rain out, and now its raining again.

        This game just doesn’t want to happen. Maybe its a sign from the Baseball Gods. Let’s not play, something HORRIBLE will happen if we do. The spirit of the Babe is trying to protect us.

        • Steve O.

          Nick Swisher and Johnny Damon will collide in the outfield.

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

            and the ball will fly out of Johnny’s mitt and hit A-Rod in the throat, crushing his larynx and causing him to choke to death.

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

              Brian Cashman will be watching all of this unfold from the owners box, and will faint and fall to his death.

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

                Hal Steinbrenner will see Brian falling and try to save him, but Hal’s cufflinks get caught in Brian’s belt and he falls to his death as well.

                • Salty Buggah

                  Brett/Melky (whoever is starting in CF) gets crushed between Swish and Damon dies. Tex, the good guy he is, dies because of sadness and the pressure of the offense all on him without A-rod.

                  Two big-money guys gone, CC dies with pressure, which then forces AJ to die with pressure, and so on until the whole rotation is gone.

                • Mike Pop

                  Take it easy Champ.

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

                  Then James Dolan will announce he’s buying the team tomorrow morning.

          • pat

            That would be an awfully long run…

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

              Hahahahahah!

            • Steve O.

              Johnny got his pre-2009 range back.

          • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

            Girardi must have had the same premonition which is why Swisher’s not in the lineup tonight. ;)

            • Steve O.

              There’s no avoiding it, Swish is a late inning defensive replacment.

  • Ivan

    It just shows ya how good of a move by Cashman of signing Teix and gettin him away from the redsox.

    Despite being 8-0 against the yanks, they would trade that 8-0 for Teix rite now. Not to mention there offense has struggled and now are trying to trade for Gonzalez and must pay for it by giving up preminum talent away rather just spend the money alla the yanks with Teix.

    Yanks signing Teix>0-8 VS. Sox.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well s we also have Tex for 8 years while that 0-8 is only for now.

    • Steve O.

      I don’t know about that, If they were 0-8 against the Yanks, the Sox would be 18 games back. 18. Out of contention.

      • Ivan

        Yeah but to fair, what are the chances that either team goes undefeated in 8 games? Unlikely.

        Teix would of been a huge upgrade especially considering Lowell and Ortiz is shot.

        • Steve O.

          Hold on, you said they’d trade their 8-0 record against the Yanks for Teixeira. Then you said what are the chances that either team goes undefeated in 8 games.

          I’m sorry, but you gave me the circumstances and I respectfully qualified your assertation.

  • Salty Buggah

    I really hope we can get a game in today as a DH would be horrible for us because we have a long stretch of games. Tonight is already a make-up game and if it gets rained out, we may have to see :gulp:…Kei Igawa.

    • Mike Pop

      Kei Igawa?

      :head explodes:

      • pat

        Igawa aint not be on teh 40 ounce roster. He’ll not be cominz to the NYC ne tymes too soon.

        • Salty Buggah

          Heh 40 ounce

    • Charlie

      why would we see kei igawa? ivan nova? aceves? we’ve got a few capable spot starters. i don’t want a double header, either, but it wouldn’t be igawa.

      • Salty Buggah

        Probably not Ace, we might need him as a long man one of the games if we need one as we might be low on relievers. And if we use him as a starter, he cant be used for four more days and his pitch count wont be 100 either, so our relievers would be burnt on one day and would put in limbo for the next couple of games. Nova, I’m willing to try.

      • Steve O.

        ‘May’ is the key word. It very well could be Aceves, Igawa, Nova, or Hughes, or whomever. All things considered, we don’t know, but we know Cashman values the bullpen highly and may choose not to mess with Hughes and Aceves and Nova’s development as he’s only had three starts. So Igawa for one start may not be completely out of the picture.

        • Steve O.

          Three starts in AAA that is.

        • Mike Pop

          I know people burn on the bullpen and all, and I do agree that a starter is more valuable than a reliever. But the thing is, you have alot of trouble winning without a solid bullpen. I don’t know if I’m okay with Hughes in the pen but without a solid pen, the Yanks arent going places.

          • Steve O.

            Yes, one spot start by a mediocre pitcher >>>>> upsetting the balance of the bullpen.

            • vin

              Agreed. I could live with the Kei man making a spot start against Oakland if it keeps the pen in order.

              • 27 this year

                I think Nova is the best option since you want to protect him after the season from the Rule V so you might as well add him now. I don’t think it would hurt him to pitch on game against the Athletics and maybe things work out well. Just no Igawa although, Igawa hasn’t pitched in the majors for like a year and a half so maybe he got a little better.

  • http://YankeeTrades? Earl Riley

    Anyone hearing or reading much. There’s nothing much on the blogs or on MLBTR.

    Thanks,

    Earl

  • Salty Buggah

    LOL…some commentator on Fangraphs article on the Buehrle perfecto said that he is not impressed by it because Buehrle is “unlikely to maintain a .000 babip in the long run”

    • Steve O.

      Heh, I’d imagine one who understands BABIP knows how impressive a perfect game is. A combination of luck, talent, and good defense.

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

      Heh, that’s funny.

    • Accent Shallow

      I approve.

  • http://YankeeTrades? Earl Riley

    Anyone hearing or reading much about any deals. There’s nothing much on the blogs or on MLBTR.
    Thanks,
    Earl

  • JobaJr

    “Over/Under” Damaso Marte ends the season with a 5.00 ERA.

    • Salty Buggah

      Can you Over/Under that? That’s a YES or NO question.

      I think you are asking O/U on his ERA at the end of the season…

      That’s tough, I’d like to say under but I dont know how much time he’ll have playing this year. So, just because I hope so, I’ll say under.

    • Mike Pop

      4.14

    • vin

      Under – with Coke being the lefty who can go an inning plus, I’d be Marte will be used mostly as a LOOGY. I think that role suits him best.

    • Jay

      under

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

    Here’s the Dewayne Wise catch, for those that haven’t seen it 1000X yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

    He was put in for defensive purposes in the top of the 9th. How cool is that?

    • Salty Buggah

      yea I noticed that too and though a the same thing

    • JGS

      four amazing things:

      1. he sat on the bench for 8 innings, and that was the first batter he saw after coming into the game.

      2. the amount of ground he covered to even get to that ball

      3. the perfect timing of the jump and getting a glove on it

      4. not dropping it when it came out of his glove

      you know when Buerhle saw that he was thinking “wow, I’m really going to get this”

      • Salty Buggah

        Like I said, Buehrle owes Wise a luxury car or a big house.

      • Zach

        i had a feeling the next batter would get one of those cheap swinging bunt singles and ruin it

    • Steve O.

      Dewayne Wise’s range = Brett Gardner’s range.

      Is your mind blown?

      Hold on, I mean Carl Crawford’s arm = Dewayne Wise’s arm.

      There. That’s much better.

      • pat

        icwudt.

        and i liked it.

        • Steve O.

          Thank you.

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

    So, I know this is probably a little ill timed considering his Yankeeography is on but looking at Catfish’s numbers, he looks a tad overrated. I mean, he had 8 seasons with an ERA+ over 100 but he also had 7 UNDER 100.

    • Jose

      Fun Fact: Mussina has a better ERA+, BB/9, SO/9, W-L%, SO/BB, FIP, fielding %, RF/G, more Wins, and fewer Losses, all while playing 6 years past the age that Catfish Hunter retired at.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Yup. Incredibly overrated. Had a solid five year peak, but has no business in the HOF.

    • Steve O.

      Yeah, the HOF is littered with ‘good’ players.

  • yanke1313

    Brackman 89-91, touched 92 in the 1st inn, cb 74-75, softer bite than in college

    -Ben Badler

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

      His control was so horrendous earlier in the year, he’s likely taking a little off and trying to spot his pitches.

      He’s a work in progress, and a long way away.

    • Salty Buggah

      Oh boy, lack of velocity and control problems are never good things together.

    • Zach

      fatigue? career high in IP, after having a year off.

      • Salty Buggah

        hopefully nothing more serious

      • Tank the Frank

        Probably. I still can’t figure out why they haven’t just shut him down. I can live with him getting crushed, but the last thing you want is an injury.

        • Zach

          whats his IP limit? can they afford to shut him down before he even gets to 90 IP?

        • pat

          So long as he’s not hurt or further injuring himself nothin wrong with him taking lumps pitching with diminished stuff. Kids have to face adversity sometime better in the minors than the majors a la kennedy, hughes and joba.

      • pat

        Post TJ dead arm. Happens to everybody.

    • Yankee1010

      He was at 83-86 in the 3rd, touching 89.

      • Accent Shallow

        Yikes.

        That sort of velocity drop . . . injury? Or just fatigue?

    • Accent Shallow

      Oy.

      Guess we’ll see what we have in 2010.

  • Hobs

    Brackman getting crushed. Greensboro just put up a 7 spot in the 2nd.

    • Tank the Frank

      Lovely first round picks these last couple years. Hopefully Heathcott can be patrolling our OF in 4 years.

      • Steve O.

        The Yankees knew what risk they were taking when they selected him with the last pick in the first round of the 2007 draft. Gerrit Cole wasn’t going to sign. So I’d say it’s a wash.

  • Dela G

    the perfect game was awesome to watch

    • Manimal

      I only saw the 9th inning while I was running at the gym, I almost tripped on the treadmill when I saw the catch in the 9th

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Mike Francesa

    If the Yanks get Roy Halladay, it’s just not fair.

    But if the Red Sox get Adrian Gonzalez, that would be tremendous.

    • Dela G

      lol

      so are you on the “joba is a starter” bandwagon?

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Mike Francesa

        ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHAH!!!!

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Tony Bernazard

      How about us Mets?! If the Cards won’t trade us Pujols for some of our sucky prospects I WILL KICK LARUSSA’S ASS!!!!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOL. I did hear him ramble it being not far if the Yanks got Halladay. It’s a business, I doubt fair is a top priority but did he honestly say something about Adrian Gonzalez?

    • Zach

      ha coming from the guy who wanted Nate McLouth on this team, yet now hes happy becaues the team has ‘baseball players’ and not 9 all stars

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

        Funny, he complained about the “All Star at every position” but didn’t want Brett Gardner on the team.

        • Zach

          in April he was also calling for Heath Bell because it wouldnt take alot to get him because Padres arent impressed with him

  • Manimal

    Anyone else surprised that the Rays were no-hit? They were just ranked 6th on the ESPN Power Rankings and have the second best OPS in the league with a .803 (Yanks are first with a .826)

    • JGS

      It makes it more impressive for Buerhle, but good pitching always beats good hitting and he had the stuff and the luck today (and Dewayne Wise).

      Johnson pitched a perfecto against a Braves team that won 96 games in 2004

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Mike Francesa

      They’re at or near the top of the AL in most offensive categories, are are a MILE ahead of everyone in steals. So they can score runs different ways.

      • Jose

        Mike, I never knew you understood other offensive categories. I thought the only thing that matters is batting average and RBIs.

        Someone get me Porcello’s last five starts.

        • Zach

          5 GS, 24 IP, 40 H, 17ER, 11 BB, 13K
          ouch

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

            That’s not possible. Only young Yankee pitchers struggle, since Cashman knows nothing about pitchers.

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

    Holliday for Wallace looks likely.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....liday.html

    How good is Brett Wallace? Anyone familiar with him?

    • Mike bk

      would be a dumb move imo for a 2 month rental.

      • Zach

        they have 35m coming off the payroll so they have the ability to sign him

        • Mike bk

          they just added 9 mil with lugo for some unknown reason and they will bring pineiro back so at best you are probably look at half that number, so could they resign him, sure, unlikely. i would rather deal wallace as part to get halladay as a trio of Halladay, Carpenter, Wainwright is as good as any.

          • Zach

            no way they’re paying Lugo’s contract, Red Sox are definately sending money

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

          Boras client, so there won’t be any extensions. They’ll have to sign him as a FA like anyone else can.

          • Zach

            Oh I know, just meant they have the money to get him back if they want him back

    • Accent Shallow

      Wallace is a top prospect who may eventually have to play 1B. He’s not destroying the minors, but he’s putting up solid numbers.

      If the Cards trade him, they better be convinced that he can’t play third, because they’re really gonna need a lefty-hitting 3B soon.

    • Jose

      He has an interesting build. He is far from being a gold glover at 3B. His success comes only from his bat.

      • KG Sturnz0r – Camilo Gerardo

        the want teh A’s to pay for some of wallace’s bonus… good luck

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

      In two seasons in the Minors, all the way from A-AAA, he’s put up the following line:

      .308/.392/.469/.861, 19 HRs in 627 PA at 3B.

    • Mike bk

      also wouldnt call a report that says “mild, for now,” as likely not to mention asking to pay both on Holliday’s salary and part of Wallace’s signing bonus probably makes it less likely.

    • Salty Buggah

      I hope they don’t get Matt Holliday because with thier pitching, they could be deadly in the postseason. They could probably still make the playoffs without him but I dont want them to.

      And I’ve heard Wallace is pretty good so that makes an AL team like the A’s better for the future.

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

    LoHud

    “UPDATE, 8:21 p.m.: The rain is letting up. Tarp is still down. They’re going to wait this out, seems like.”

    I’m not staying up night to watch the A’s.

    • thebusiness

      I’m not sure but I think the Yankees are going to play too.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Jinx. Owe me a coke.

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

          I’m still waiting on one from you, I believe.

          /stink eye

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

            “/stink eye”

            Oooooohhhh. I likey. I’m stealing that one.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Pretty sure the Yankees will be playing too.

      • pat

        yeah.. remember that game we played at home against the sox.. It started at like 10:45

  • pat

    The movie hellboy 2 is on now.. I never had an ounce of desire to see it before, but it’s a pretty good movie. The fight scenes are pretty sick.. HOLY SHIT PLOT TWIST! SHE STABBED HERSELF!

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Andddd now you ruined for me.

      • pat

        Hahah, please. Like you’ve been chomping at the bit to see freaking Hellboy 2. Plus there’s three main female characters.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Yeah, but now when I get around to seeing it, every time a female lead picks up a sharp object, I’m going to be waiting for her to stab herself. RUINED!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jose
  • Manimal

    You think the Yanks would trade for Kazmir? His 6.something ERA is very bloated and he is signed relatively cheap

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea but we’re going have to pay a premium to have the Rays trade him within the division.

    • Zach

      09:$6M, 10:$8M, 11:$12M, 12:$13.5M club option ($2.5M buyout)

      no reason to give them anything unless they’re sending cash too. Yankees already have one SP they’re trying to fix

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

      1-Why would we want a pitcher who can’t help us win this year?

      2-Why would the Rays trade within the division?

      3-Why would the Rays deal him when his value is so low, unless he’s hurt worse than we know?

      4-Why did I number all of my responses?

      5-When is this stupid fucking game going to start?

      6-Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

      7-Why can’t I think of anything else to type?

      • Tom Zig

        Do we still have the rights to Victor Zambrano?

        • Jose

          Someone get Bartolome Fortunato on the phone, this trade is going down.

      • Salty Buggah

        8. Why do you pack suits in a garment bag but garments in a suitcase?

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

          9-If the Cincinnati Reds were really the first major league baseball team, who did they play?

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

            10-What was the best thing before sliced bread?

          • Salty Buggah

            10. What came first: The chicken or the egg?

            • Salty Buggah

              *11.

        • anonymous

          A what in a where?

          I put my t-shirts in a shoprite bag.

    • Dela G

      they’d literally have to trade jesus and god for kazmir

  • BigBlueAL

    Boy Mike aint kidding, that definitely is not the same lady in that ad to the right. Before and after my ass!!!!

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    So, should I drop Nick Swisher in fantasy?

    (Matt, don’t kill me. We can talk. Really.)

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

      If you can get a better player, sure.

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

      I’m benching him on my team named “Swisher’s Biggest Fan” so…

  • JobaJr

    Just call the ‘effin game already…

  • VO

    August 20, and September 10, are the only corresponding off days. The Yankees visit the A’s the days before the 20, but in Oakland.

    • VO

      Also according to my radar the Rain isn’t supposed to let up in the Bronx until around 11:30-12:00.

      • Tom Zig

        you have a radar?

        • VO

          You mean you don’t?

        • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

          His man boobs can predict if its going to rain

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

            Hahahahahha!

        • VO

          9:40 start time? I guess licking your finger and sticking it in the air don’t work anymore.

          • i have aids

            nice boobs

  • BigBlueAL

    9:40 start time!!!

    • VO

      Let’s just pretend were playing in Oakland.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So there’s gonna be baseball and Fios got fucked up somehow. Great…

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

      I bet that redheaded guy from Cable screwed with your service.

      Either him, or the gay guy he lives with.

  • Drew

    I was hoping for a 1030 start time. Gotta make an airport pickup in 2 hours. I guess I’ll have to follow the majority of the game via John and Susan… Ugh

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

      “airport pickup”?

      Let me guess, a Mule from Columbia?

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

        If she’s as hot as the lead actress in Maria Full of Grace, who cares what she’s carrying?

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

          I’ll get the Exlax.

  • JGS

    damnit, I was hoping to get a ticket for the doubleheader tomorrow

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

    Damn DirectTv you sneaky bastards. I had no interest in the MLB extra innings package but now after the past few days with the free preview. I want it!

    • Dela G

      get mlb.tv
      get mini-dvi to hdmi cable
      hook up to my 6 to 1 HDMI port dock
      watch on my 56″ HDTV in HD
      ?????

      profit

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

        Eh the HD quality will be close to Extra Innings package. Live HD>>>>>Streaming HD.

        • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

          wont* be

          • Dela G

            its pretty good regardless, and cheaper :D

  • Bob Stone

    Looking at the weather radar map on wunderground.com and this storm is moving slow. New York City is almost clear of the storm. If it just moves a little more east we can see some baseball tonight, but it keeps moving NNE.

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

      We’re already going to see some baseball tonight. The Yanks have announced a start time of 9:40.

      • Bob Stone

        Fantastic. I guess we all look at the same weather maps.

        • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

          Or go to LoHud which is much better

  • Jose

    Oh the A’s. Anyone remember when people were predicting them to win the AL West this year? There is a 0.07917% chance that happens now.

    • Zach

      the genius billy beane with sean gallagher for harden, signing giambi, cabrera and ellis, trading for holliday so he can get 8 prospects in return, and having 4 rookies in your rotation

      • Jose

        Sometimes I wonder if Billy Beane sits in his lair sipping Brandy and counting his prospects. He likes to horde them and shout at his scouts about Moneyball and how he is going to be in a movie.

  • JGS

    Actual gametime attendance over/under: 10,000

    • NYQ

      Under

    • Zach

      the media will save pictures of tonights game to show yankees can fill their new stadium

    • Jersey

      Under

  • AndrewYF

    Anyone see this article?

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....Id=rss_nyy

    “Right now, if we didn’t do anything and we had another problem, we’d be taking Hughes or Aceves out of the bullpen and into the rotation,” Cashman said. “It’s as simple as that. That’s been talked about internally and externally.”

    So Hughes is an option to go into the rotation if the Yankees have a starter go down. Unless I’m reading it wrong.

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

      Yeah, sort of. What I think he’s saying is they need to make a move for a starter. They’re happy with Hughes/Aceves where they are.

    • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

      This is Cash’s way of saying he is looking for a starter.

      BUT. If he can’t find one, and Mitre starts pitching poorly, we might see Philly in the rotation.

    • Zach

      he’s not going to say: oh shit if we lose someone i need to go trade for someone- other GMs can read internet articles too

  • Riddering

    Nothing like the sweet smell of rain-delayed Yankee baseball showing up on my internet. *breathes deeply*

  • Dela G

    let’s go yankees!

  • Bob Stone

    ESPN.com accu score preview today had the Yank’s chance of winning this game as 74%. That’s the highest I have ever seen that number. Not that it guarantees anyhting.

    • Dela G

      the rays had a 62 percent chance of beating the rangers a couple of weeks ago on sunday night baseball

      they lost