May
15

Game 36: Andy Returns

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Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

After missing a start with some minor elbow inflammation, Andy Pettitte returns to the bump this afternoon as the Yankees look to pick up yet another win over the Twins at home. Minnesota is sending Francisco Liriano out there as they try to win for just the fourth time in the Bronx during the Ron Gardenhire Era, and all he’s done this year is post a 2.24 FIP with a 50.9% groundball rate (zero homers!) in six starts. He’s completely annihilated lefthanded batters as well (1.64 xFIP), so it might be a tough day for Robbie Cano and Brett Gardner. Here’s the lineup that’ll try to figure him out…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF – I guess the bicep is okay
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, DH
Thames, LF
Cervelli, C
Gardner, CF

And on the mound, Andrew Pettitte.

Nothing like a Saturday game under the sun. First pitch will be at 1:05pm ET, and the game can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • EvoLuTioN

    good to see posada DHing

  • Pat D

    According to LoHud, Swisher’s biceps doesn’t hurt swinging right-handed. Does that mean he gets lifted once a righthander comes out of the ‘pen?

  • feim

    Posada and Cervelli in the same lineup… It’s really nice!!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Frankie Cervelli is making his play to be YCOTF.

    • Nigel Bangs

      sorry, gotta spell that one out for me.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        Your Catcher of the Future? That was my assumption

        • Neil B.

          probably Yankees Catcher of the Future, but close enough.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Thames in LF is scary. Thames in LF during a sunny day game is terrifying.

  • Guest

    So…are we just expecting to not hear anything about Nick Johnson for a weeks? We’ve gotten semi-regular updates about Granderson, but it feels like people aren’t even thinking about Nick’s progress at this point. Can we expect to him be out for THAT long?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      A week ago they said he’d be out for at least a few weeks. What kind of update are you looking for? He’s probably sitting around getting treatment, not much to report on that.

      • Tank the Frank

        From what I gather I would expect both Granderson and Johnson to come back at around the same time; probably around the first week of June.

    • Dan

      There’s a Johnson update on Lohud today, actually. Says he got a cortisone shot, and they’re waiting to see how it works before deciding what to do next.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Loving the lineup today.

    Obviously the test showed that the bicep is just something that will hurt and not something that can escalate into something worse. Good stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    No Nancy Newman, the “M&M boys” did not both contribute to the ALDS, especially as one of them didn’t even friggin’ play.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      also, Andy *_*

  • A.D.

    Ahhh something resembling an A lineup.

    Is Cervelli still have rookie status coming into this year?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He probably spent too much time on the 25 man roster last year.

      • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

        Isn’t it 150 at bats?

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          After last night, I’m not sure about anything.

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

            After last night Volquez got ROY votes, I’m not sure about anything.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          But I think it’s also like 45 days on a ML roster.

          • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

            Yep you’re right.

    • WIlliam

      The Cisco Kid, ROY candidate!!!!!!!!

      • Sheepmeister

        Maybe so, but i doubt he beats edison volquez.

  • Tank the Frank

    Hoping Liriano’s last start is a sign of a little slump. Hope he’s good and wild today.

  • mike c

    Love the velli/sada combo. When CG gets back we will be diesel again

  • Mister Delaware

    You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?

    /Eddie Harris’d

    • Tank the Frank

      Is very bad to drink Jobu’s rum. It is VERY bad.

    • Mister Delaware

      Sigh. A veiled Tebow reference isn’t going to work in the thread above the one mentioning Tebow. I’m a failure.

  • poster

    Pretty play by Guttner.

  • Hughesus Christo

    GGBG is a boss

  • Tank the Frank

    Brett Gardner continues to slay the non-believers.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    What a catch.

  • Tank the Frank

    Ooooooo he is a saucy momma! That was a great pitch!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    SIT DOWN JOSEPH

    • Hangoverologist

      bex, did you see the batting practice show? They had a whole AP montage.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Yep. It was highly enjoyable. :D

  • First Time Poster

    Mauer: “But I’m an MVP”
    Pettitte: “No recollection”
    Mauer: “We went to Cabo together?”
    Pettitte: “I’m not even allowed in Mexico”
    Mauer: Than were did I get this?”

    *Mauer takes out pitcher of he and Pettitte fishing in Cabo… while Mauer is distracted Pettitte strikes Mauer out to end the frame.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      thats a great commercial – I love that guy

      • First Time Poster

        Yep. Also because he made fun of Pedroia the year before… he even know that he wasn’t an MVP.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I… um. You know. I’m not gonna say what I thought when I first read this.

      • First Time Poster

        :(

        I don’t see it ( :( x 2)

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Andy and Joe hanging out in Cabo. I’ll leave it at that.

          • First Time Poster

            Ahh…

            EWW! Gross!

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              Actually not gross at all. ;)

  • First Time Poster

    Where is everybody today? Not to many RABbies.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    wait… did Jeter just get a leadoff hit and the ball didn’t hit the ground til the outfield? WAAAAH??

    • First Time Poster

      But it was on the first pitch!!!111 Cmon on JETE take some pitches!

      /littleserious

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    I could’ve sworn Flaherty said the back arm does the work yesterday.

  • Nigel Bangs

    wow. that was some pitch.

  • First Time Poster

    They should walk Tex here to pitch to that bum behind him.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      /RepeatinTheSameMistake’D

  • mike c

    He’s heating up!

    • First Time Poster

      He’s heating up! </strike? Tex again!

      • First Time Poster

        Dammit!

  • Hangoverologist

    Yankees baseball!!!! First to third!!

    /Halos Heaven’d

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Gardenhire has awoken a sleeping Centaur.

  • Nigel Bangs

    Oooooh, would I love to get into the bullpen early. Nice hit Al!

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Arod! I gotta feeling (that this homestands gonna be a good good homestand)

  • NC Yankee Fan

    A Rod is finally heating up!!!

  • First Time Poster

    And that is why Alex is the shit, Ron. But shall continue to be punished for your insolence.

  • Hangoverologist

    Alex is all like, “I thought this guy was supposed to be good?”

    /Marte’d

  • EvoLuTioN

    nasty slider

  • NC Yankee Fan

    May Cano is here

  • boogie down

    “yes-mo.” woof.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Flaherty knows all about this because he has DH’d so many times in his career.

  • V

    Wow. Sliders make Posada look silly. He swung over the top of THREE of them in that AB.

  • First Time Poster

    It’s really quite astounding to see how similar all three of Tex, Morneau, and Adrian are.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Eesh. C’mon, Andy…

  • Sheepmeister

    Wow, walked on 4 pitches and 3 were strikes.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    DP DP DP!

  • Mister Delaware

    Great turn.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Cano is so smooth with those turns

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    For such a gritty team that does everything right, Cuddyer did a pretty bad job as far as breaking up the DP.

    • Tank the Frank

      The first thing I thought of when I read this was Gardner. He goes sliding into second with a purpose every single time. I always see him running hard trying to break it up, no matter how routine it may seem.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Teixeira rules at this.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        /most baseball players’d

  • Mister Delaware

    Serendipity!

  • Tank the Frank

    That was awesome.

  • Accent Shallow

    That’ll be on SportsCenter.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Guhhhhhhh (bites finger)

  • V

    Man, YES was rather blatant about turning up the volume on that ball call. Crowd noise is rather subdued, then they sudden ramped up the volume for the ‘Awwwww’.

  • mike c

    Slick fielding!

  • Tank the Frank

    Marcus “Take One For The Team” Thames.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Ha.. Thames getting on base. Me likes.

    • Tank the Frank

      Seriously. I don’t care if he leans into one from time to time.

    • mike c

      “AHH SHIT “

  • boogie down

    So serendipity means a favorable BABIP? Works for me

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Yes! Now nobody is going to our lead in hit batters now!

  • Mister Delaware

    Ummm, that wasn’t an ‘oww’, Michael. That was an ‘aw shit!’.

  • Tank the Frank

    I don’t get that. Unless he’s trying to surprise the Twins and trying to bunt for a hit. That doesn’t make sense with lefty Gardner on deck.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      I think he was trying to get a hit, just bunted it a bit too hard.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Just coming here to write the same thing.

    • First Time Poster

      Woo! Atta boy, El Capitan!

  • EvoLuTioN

    didnt hit poorly?
    grounding to shortstop on a itch way out of the zone is bad luck?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      He had a combination of bat at-bats and then when he DID hit it hard, he had terrible luck during the Tigers series (or their scouting was very good).

  • Mister Delaware

    I love Swisher.

  • bonestock94

    Sometimes I love small baseball

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Great running and slide by Thames.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Jeter is making some murmurs…

  • Tank the Frank

    A seven game RBI-less streak? That’s a new one. Must have picked that up at Fordham.

  • Mister Delaware

    Swish-a-lish!

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, Swish!

  • Rory

    Great catch by Swisher, not pretty but got the job done.

    • EvoLuTioN

      not pretty? that said base hit all over it

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Awesome job by Swisher, hope that doesn’t mess with his arm too much

  • AJ

    Hail the umpires!

  • Tank the Frank

    “The Yankees don’t care about defense.”

    - Rob Neyer

  • Mike HC

    I’m not giving up on Nick Johnson being productive at the end of the year into the playoffs, but is it time to give up on any kind of power out of him?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Right now, forget about power. Let’s just hope he can get on the field.

    • AJ

      I’d say so. Maybe he slugs .430-.450, which would be OK if he gets on base like he can. But he can’t continue to hit below the Mendoza line.

    • EvoLuTioN

      we’ll be lucky to get .280avg + .380obp

      • Mike HC

        Yea. I think everyone would sign up for that right now for sure

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I think he can top a .380 OBP if he comes back healthy. He had a .380 OBP in a horrendous, horrendous slump.

        • EvoLuTioN

          lets just say i’ll an .800 OPS in a heartbeat(whether its .420 slugging + .380 obp or .400 + .400)

  • V

    With a bullshit call like that, I wish the team would run off the field like he called it a strike.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oh no now we get a discussion on how Cervelli doesn’t play the game right or something

    • AJ

      And how “he can learn a thing or two from Jorge Posada”. I like that one.

    • Mister Delaware

      Atleast he hustled, right?

      • AJ

        Ouch. Well played.

  • First Time Poster

    If –and a big if I know– Pettitte finishes the year with 20 wins and a 3.50ish ERA, do you think that it changes his mind a bit towards retirement. If the Yanks win the WS, does that get him to come back again and be a part of another dynasty, or does he “ride of into the sunset” on top?

    • AJ

      Sorry, I couldn’t read past the “…with 20 wins”

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Why? I know 20 wins is stupid and all that, but it’s a pretty big honor.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          well not an honor. An accomplishment.

          • AJ

            I don’t think he can get there. CC had 19 last year, with great numbers and ( I would argue ) a better lineup and bullpen behind him.

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              Ah. Yeah, that makes sense. Who knows though, maybe this is just Andy’s year.

    • Mike HC

      I think Pettitte will pitch for another 5 years at least as long as his numbers are good.

      • AJ

        I disagree I think he goes the route of Mike Mussina, not the route of Brett Favre.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        No way. I can see him sticking around maybe another year or two, but five?

        • AJ

          I think Mo will pitch 5 more, easily.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            I can see that happening but that’s Mo, not Andy.

    • mike c

      Depends on how he feels, and also how much cliff lee is asking for this offseason

  • V

    Thanks for making Andy throw three more pitches, ump!

    RoboUmps = RoboUmps +1.

  • mike c

    I don’t mind losing NJ if we can have cervelli and posada in the lineup for now

  • Sheepmeister

    The ump will call that pitch a strike, but not one right over the plate.

  • AJ

    A-Rod is amazing, I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he’s been able to do over his career in spite of the criticism. He’s not even 35 yet and he’s 1 away from Frank Robinson. Not to mention his + patience, + speed, + defense, + arm and 2009 ring.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      but he crossed teh mound of dallas braden1!11!!1!!

      • AJ

        And he cheated on his wife after sunbathing in Central Park!! Nevermind, Bill Madden was right I guess.

  • Accent Shallow

    This Robbie Cano fella is a pretty good hitter.

  • AJ

    LMAO what a steal from the Giants!

    • Hangoverologist

      I guess it looked like a good trade at the time, because Liriano was a lottery ticket and Nathan was a failed starter. Pierzynski was apparently going to be holding down the catcher’s position for a while.

      • Zack

        I think Mike pointed out before that Liriano was coming off of back-to-back seasons in which he had shoulder issues

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Thames: “hit me again punk, I dare ya!”

    • EvoLuTioN

      he’ll just K him instead

      • EvoLuTioN

        just like that haha

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        You’re the new Hummingbird S. That’s not really a great thing.

        • EvoLuTioN

          cliffs on this hummingbird feller?

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Huh?

            Basically, he/she was endlessly negative.

            • EvoLuTioN

              i’m not negative. its not negative to think thames will K. He K’s and he hits bombs, nothing new here

              • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

                Right, but why even mention that he’s gonna strike him out before he does?

                • EvoLuTioN

                  what is the big deal? sometimes i’ll say he’ll jack one out.

  • AJ

    Fantasy question of the day: Which washed up former ace would you take a chance on in your league? Rich Harden, Scott Kazmir, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ervin Santana or Ben Sheets?

    • claybeez

      Way he’s going now – Sheets.

    • EvoLuTioN

      i’d go after pure stuff and age…harden or ervin i think
      kazmir’s stuff has fallen off a cliff

      • claybeez

        Haven’t tracked Ervin this year, but Harden has walked 31 in 37 INN. And, he’s prone to the semi-frequent shellacking.

        • EvoLuTioN

          yeah, but no one can deny the guys stuff. Ervin is probably the one i’d choose if i had a gun to my head.

    • boogie down

      Kazmir..too much injury risk with harden and sheets, matsuzaka never really panned out…and i like that kazmir’s a lefty.

      • boogie down

        …or not..forgot that kazmir’s stuff is nowhere to be found…make it ervin santana

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Sheets for sure.

    • Mister Delaware

      Santana.

    • First Time Poster

      I’d only call Harden and Sheets a legitimate former ace. The other three all have had their blemishes to make them short of an ace. Maybe Kazmir… but he did not have the longevity.

      • First Time Poster

        That said, Sheets out of the bunch. He has looked pretty bad but he was an absolute machine back in 04. Not looking at any stats but his K:BB was 2001 Pedro-esque.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      also I think Santana’s actually had a couple of decent starts? Maybe?

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Gehrig and Manny, easy.

    • Hangoverologist

      I didn’t even have to think of that one. I already knew the answer. Now, does anybody think that A-Rod moves past Manny at some point this season?

      • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

        I think that would mean five more, right? So, not very likely.

        • Hangoverologist

          Manny has 21; A-Rod has 19. Alex will get to Gehrig sometime next season or in 2012

          • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

            Whoops, my bad. Thought he had 23, but that’s Gehrig. Sorry. He still won’t hit three more this year, though.

        • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

          Manny has 21. It’s possible.

  • Hangoverologist

    Cano’s got hops.

  • Mister Delaware

    Awesome x2.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Horrible baserunning by the Twins. But they do everything right… haha

  • EvoLuTioN

    I keep benching andy in my fantasy league thinking that the regression won’t be pretty when it happens…yet he keeps proving me wrong.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Just keep playing him and once he goes down, you only endure like 2 or 3 bad starts

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Well done, Cano.

    http://bit.ly/cnrizL

    • First Time Poster

      I just love how he smiles at everything. He is just awesome.

    • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

      Robbie makes the other team feel like children

      • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

        Well played. I lol’d.

        • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

          I’ve been wondering since 2005 why nobody’s really started the Cano-Kano thing. I’m throwing my support your way in this endeavor.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Manny’s been off the DL for over a week. Flaherty gets paid to talk about baseball.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      for a week*

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Seriously, how have the Twins made it past the first round of the playoffs ONCE in the past ten years?

  • DJH

    I can’t wait till Jeter starts drawing some BB’s again.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Pat Burrell DFAd. Whoah.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      /Keanu’d

      • First Time Poster

        Burrell took the red pill.

    • First Time Poster

      Wow! That’s nuts.

    • DJH

      What do you say all around who’s better Burrel or Thames? Burrel at least had a peak but hasn’t done anything in the AL.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Burrell. Like you said, at least he had a peak, and it was good.

  • First Time Poster

    A lot of line-outs this game for both squads. The BABIP gods must have felt besmirched by many.

  • Hangoverologist

    Johan and Liriano aren’t just a couple of good lefties. In that 2006 season, they had a combined 31-9 record, 389 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.47. That’s a pair of lefty aces.

    • First Time Poster

      Dare I say, Pocket Rockets?

      /pokerjargon’d

  • First Time Poster

    Blalock getting called up when Dye is still out of a job! Racism I say, racism!

    /Hudson’d

  • yoo-boo

    Point off, Park will be active tomorrow. Just after one rehab game? I expect he replaces Loogan. Nova should go back to Scranton after Sunday game. Melancon should be brought back. Nova needs to pitch regularly somewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Holy crap Andy…

  • EvoLuTioN

    liriano used to throw like what, 98mph?

  • yoo-boo

    MLB gameday is down… which is better yahoo or espn?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Gameday isn’t down. But I’d go to sportsline if my choice was ESPN or Yahoo.

      http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/g.....15_MIN@NYY

    • First Time Poster

      My game-day is still good.

    • yoo-boo

      mine still down pfftt.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    That’s a bullshit call. He had the ball in his glove for half a second.

  • First Time Poster

    I honestly think this is a legit question based off of the game-day box-score: Who is more impressive today, Andy or Lirano?

    Though Andy has given up less base-hits, he has pitched all to contact, while Lirano has a 7:1 ration. Thoughts?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Andy. The defense is there for a reason.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I think Liriano but Andy is dealing too. I was VERY impressed when Orlando Hudson led off with a hit and then he very easily dealt with Mauer/Morneau.

    • yoo-boo

      if andy and lirano switched roles then game score may be tied at 0.

      Twins defense is solid enough to back up andy. Yanks defense could be no difference.

  • DJH

    Orlando was going for the transfer but the ball came out to quick to call Swish out in my opinion.

  • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

    Trivia: Last Yankee pitcher to throw 200 innings with a sub-3.00 era? Also: what year was it?

    (Honor system! No B-R’ing!)

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Ill say Guidry in 78

      • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

        Nope! See below.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Was it Pettitte in 1997?

      • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

        Yes ma’am!

      • Mike HC

        Of course you would get the Andy Pettitte trivia question correct! That is your speciality.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          haha. Andy’s 1997 was flipping awesome.

    • First Time Poster

      Wasn’t it Andy in his first year?

      • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/19/MAD_MAX.jpg gxpanos

        Close! See above.

        • First Time Poster

          Damn… I knew it was 97… mental error in thinking it was his first year.

    • yoo-boo

      damn… I dont remember anyone. Must be out of my time.. lol

    • Mike HC

      I will guess Mike Mussina. But I think the under 3 era might have been with the Orioles. But, whatever.

      Mussina is 2001?

      • Mike HC

        Mussina had a 3.15 era in 2001 with 200 something innings.

        I feel better about myself, ha. And he has an under 3, 200 inning season with the Orioles

  • Mike HC

    It seems like nobody is talking about Hughes inning limit like we talked about Joba’s last year. Are they just going to let Hughes pitch till the limit then put him in the pen for the end of the year and playoffs? Are they going to ignore the limit for the playoffs if he is a legitimate Cy Young like he is pitching now? Are they going to pull a Joba with him and try to stretch the innings out as far as possible? Just started to think about that now that he clearly one of our best four starters. Probably number 2.

    • Shdw

      I heard that they were just going to skip starts here and there on him to make sure that he doesn’t go over before the end of the season

    • yoo-boo

      no bullpen for Hughes.

  • AJ

    Whoa there Michael I think she’s married.

  • http://thenovablog.com Jamie

    whats Hughes’ innings limit this year?

    • AJ

      Not clear, but I think it’s around 170-180.

  • DJH

    Pettitte’s got huge balls he wants to challenge Mauer. Span and
    Hudson aren’t enough of a challenge.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Andy, come on…

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Strike zone please? (In a good way.)

    • First Time Poster

      … that’s what she said.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I wish?

  • First Time Poster

    Damn. The Span walk is crappy. Really want to end this inning without seeing Mauer.

  • AJ

    Andy does this all the time. Yet he somehow gets out of it.

    • AJ

      To the detriment of fantasy WHIP everywhere.

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

    What the shit Andy. Strikes!

  • Tank the Frank

    Not good. This isn’t a coincidence. Around 80-85 pitches and Andy starts to lose his command, his mechanics get out of whack. The Yankees said no limitations but you had to think he would tire after this many pitches.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    How was that not a strike? FECK

  • AJ

    What did someone say about Andy’s balls?

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      *looks at Bex*

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I KNEW someone would comment with this.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    WOot. Good shit Andy.

  • Zooboy

    Had ‘em all the way.

  • DJH

    Damn Andy,that was close.

  • boogie down

    ..and he gets out of it. Oh, strand rate, how I love thee.

  • First Time Poster

    BOO YAH!!!!

    I am so relieved! Wow on gameday that looks deep. It seemed like Mauer was definitely coming through there. I guess that’s why Pettitte is the shit.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I love this sexy old man.

    • First Time Poster

      I love this sexy old experienced man

  • Hangoverologist

    I suggest the Yanks pad their lead. I really don’t want to see the tying runs reach base every inning because of a hit or an errant walk.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      hahaha I enjoyed this comment “I suggest the Yankees pad their lead…” priceless

  • boogie down

    exactly how close to the wall was that ball? I can only monitor via Gameday and it seems to be right up against the 399′ marker.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Right at the warning track. He hit it well, just not well enough.

  • Tank the Frank

    Time to tack on.

  • zs190

    11 straight balls from Andy. First game back from injury and he’s up to 90+ and losing command, got to be the last inning there, right? I wish Park is back though, this wouldn’t be a bad spot for him. Morneau first next inninng, I guess it’s going to be Boone Logan or Marte, I wish I have more faith in those guys but they’ve been just awful.

    • Mike HC

      Yea. This team could use a heathy Park

  • First Time Poster

    Damn, Posada has been a doubles machine of late.

    • Hangoverologist

      He’s been a doubles machine his whole career.

      • First Time Poster

        Yes, I am aware of the awesome-ness of JoPo. However, he has been hitting the doubles at an extravagant pace over the past couple days. This is particularly pleasurable due to the recent calf issues; he may not be what he used to be on the field but he can still swing the stick.

  • yoo-boo

    Pettitte is at 91 PC now. It becomes difficult for Girardi. Need more runs.

    • Mike HC

      And you got more runs.

  • First Time Poster

    Remember how annoying Harris was in last years ALDS. It seemed like he always came up with the big hit… though they were swept.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Absolutely, ugh. I also think he made the last out of the series, though I could be wrong.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        and he made the last out of that inning where they had bases loaded, nobody out. So maybe we’re just using some confirmation bias here. ;)

    • Hangoverologist

      I remember his triple in Game 2. Though that was erased by Tex’s walk-off.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Thames being Thames.

  • boogie down

    Time for Cervelli’s first homer. Call it The Francisco Treat.

  • First Time Poster

    http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/indiv.....statType=1

    How does this guy have as many AB’s?!

    • Hangoverologist

      It’s the grit factor.

    • boogie down

      sheer luck, I’d say. Perhaps the combination of a lack of viable options in the farm system and injuries is what’s allowed him to play as much as he has. Guess he’s repeatedly in the right place at the right time.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      He does everything right. Except for baserunning in the ALDS and yesterday.

  • Hangoverologist

    Lol Kay called the Rays the Devil Rays.

    • First Time Poster

      Religious fanatics everywhere pray for our sins.

  • First Time Poster

    Cervelli approaching the Williams line.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Gardner threatening to run on every pitch is always fun to watch.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    C’mon Gritster. Run run run!

  • boogie down

    ok, I’m glad that the first pitch to Jeter was called a ball, but Gameday had it literally down the middle of the plate

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      It was called a strike, and rightfully so

      • boogie down

        yeah, Gameday just changed it to a strike. i see it now

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Ahahahaha Brett Gardner > you. Though was he out?

  • First Time Poster

    Automatic.

  • yoo-boo

    SB against southpaw….. YAH!!!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    He was out, it was close, but I’ll take it!

  • Hangoverologist

    Gardner is so good, he beats out pickoff moves. From a lefty, no less

    • First Time Poster

      He was picked off? And still made it?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Yep, though I think they got him.

        • First Time Poster

          He’s getting the veteran affect in regards to their strike zones.

        • Hangoverologist

          I saw the replay. Hudson got the ball, but never applied the tag.

          • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

            I saw the replay too. It looked like he tagged him on the arm right before he touched the bag.

  • First Time Poster

    Even a force out is great from Gardner. It’s like a sac bunt replacing the speed at 2nd with his own.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Brett Gardner tied for the lead in stolen bases!

    • First Time Poster

      Not too mention he is a way better player than Pierre and has only been caught once!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    I would think Liriano’s Ice is distracting to the hitters. He’s worn it as far back as I can remember though.

  • Tank the Frank

    Nick Johnson may need surgery and is out until August, says Brian Cashman.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5191210

    • Max

      Is this really a surprise?

      • Dick Richie

        No surprise, Johnson said that he could not grip the bat.

    • V

      This is no different from what’s on Lohud. Cortisone shot has 50/50 chance of working, and if it doesn’t, he needs surgery.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      He’s not out until August. It’s still up in the air.

    • Tank the Frank

      Eh, I misread it. Made it seem like the surgery was definite…which it probably is considering who we’re talking about.

    • boogie down

      damn

    • yoo-boo

      Transfer him to 60 day DL to make a room for either Weber or Winafree when the time is right.

  • First Time Poster

    I wonder if pitchers truly dislike Gardner as a human just because of the mental and physical stress he causes them when he gets on base.

    Also, has anyone here watched band of brothers? With the name a somewhat “hard-nosed” look, I can’t help but think of Gardnere.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He doesn’t have an underbite………and he has both legs.

      Too soon?

      • First Time Poster

        BAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

        So awesome.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Andy has only allowed 5 base runners all day, but it felt like a struggle watching on Gameday

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      There were two innings where it was a little iffy, the second and the … sixth? Other than that, though, really it was mostly cruise control.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Is Andy’s ERA sub-2 again after this? Drool.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      1.79

    • Hangoverologist

      Yup. He has an ERA of 1.80 now.

    • First Time Poster

      Oh yes. A sparkling 1.79.

      I know ERA is somewhat misleading… but I can’t help but love the Yanks sporting these shiny ones.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Absolutely. And the homegrown ones, too!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    lol. Umpires are pathetic. I guess the Morneau should’ve assumed the pitch that has been a ball all day is now a strike.

  • Hangoverologist

    Andy was the boss today. 6.1 IP of shutout ball.

  • First Time Poster

    I love how Andy’s two K’s are against Mauer and Morneau.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      absolutely, and that K to Mauer was just freaking nasty.

  • Kevin

    I think every member of the Yankees infield could legitimately win both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger.
    And be 1-4 in MVP voting.

    • Hangoverologist

      The city of Boston’s minds would collectively explode.

    • First Time Poster

      Nah. Miggy is tearing the AL up at an astounding rate… he is freaking sick. Jeters glove is not there at all. Maybe the rest.

    • First Time Poster

      Will be a good 1B AL gold glove race, though. Youk and Tex… will bring some good debate.

    • Tank the Frank

      Doesn’t look too good this year with all the slow starts from Teix, A-Rod and Jeter to a lesser extent.

  • First Time Poster

    Maybe I am just being to harsh. But do you guys think it was a good idea sending Pettitte out to take care of Morneau just because of the Lefty-Lefty matchup?

    I am torn, because Andy had a rough 6th, and Morneau is their best hitter right now regardless of what hand the pitcher throws with.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I thought he was either gonna send out Pettitte or Marte. I prefer Pettitte there. By a lot.

  • yoo-boo

    Robertson seems to revert to himself now. Or is it Twins?

    • yoo-boo

      never mind, he still walks someone.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Just a heads up. If you see someone in a light blue Yankees T taking out women and children to get foul balls on the 3rd base side tomorrow, it’s me.

    • boogie down

      hahaha, that would be hilarious

  • Hangoverologist

    Lol Delmon Young walked.

  • Hangoverologist

    Settle down D-Rob.

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Kay saying the trade was “probably” better for the Rays. Are you freakin kidding me, it was a huge steal for the Rays. Granted who wouldve thought Bartlett would become the hitter he has become with the Rays.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      and who would have thought Garza would spit that much in a Rays uniform?

      • Hangoverologist

        and who would have thought Garza would be getting facial hair advice from Youkillis?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Pleas DO NOT let Punto get a hit!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Okay, Marte. Be good, please.

  • V

    Ugh. I don’t want to be a negative Nancy, but this can’t end well. Hope I’m wrong, but I’m calling 3R HR.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      You’re wrong. It ended quite well, for now at least. =P

  • butocoli

    Robertson needs to be sent down.

  • Tank the Frank

    Marte…I don’t know what else to say.

    • BigBlueAL

      Better him than Boone Logan.

  • Shdw

    Marte?…

  • EvoLuTioN

    marte needs to make thome look silly.

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

    Damaso’s got this.

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

      Told ya.

  • First Time Poster

    Funny story: I have been to one Yankee game in my life seeing how I live in PEI, Canada. It was the last year of YSII and had to get there. Anyways, it was Joba’s second start of his career and he did not pitch great… but was okay. Giese came into pitch like, 4 IP of great ball. I got to see Mo and the Yanks won… so that was great.

    Anyways, a foul ball went into the stands and a bunch of little kids went to get the ball. Well, an older guy (30) got to it first and sat down. The kids were all staying asking for it and the crowd started to boo. He gets up and goes to toss the ball to the crowd of youngsters… but than fakes it and sits down. He was then removed from the stadium.

    Do people get removed a lot for being assholes?

    • nathan

      Well, should he have been removed. Thats a bit too excessive for what he did, no matter his character.

    • Tank the Frank

      Wow. That’s certainly a dick move but no reason to be removed from the stadium.

      • First Time Poster

        Yeah. I thought it was a little over the top as well. Still funny, but I wasn’t sure if it was that easy to be removed.

    • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

      Anytime you watch a home game, try to listen for the “asshole” chant. That usually results in someone getting kicked out. It happens.

      • First Time Poster

        Awesome name. I also liked that video.

  • yoo-boo

    jim thome? ouch

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Marte got this. (fingers crossed)

  • Tank the Frank

    Good Lord.

  • EvoLuTioN

    wats with his velocity? he was throwing 94 in the postseason

  • EvoLuTioN

    attaboy damaso

  • Hangoverologist

    Marte! Thank you Mo!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    That’s fuckin right D-Mart. Time for you to get on a roll baby.

  • LB

    nice

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    YESSSS nice Marte.

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Marte was downright nasty!

  • First Time Poster

    Marte… yeah budday!

    P.S. Good to see Thome producing, just not against the Yanks.

  • BigBlueAL

    Redemption is spelled M-a-r-t-e.

  • boogie down

    yess, thank you, marte, for finally coming through

  • yoo-boo

    chamberlain and Rivera coming up. Guaranteed to win the series.

  • NC Yankee Fan

    If Joba goes 1-2-3 Rivera has Mauer Morneau and Cuddyer to face in the 9th

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      In other words, we won.

    • yoo-boo

      I am so scared. lol.

      If no more runs from Yanks then Rivers finally gets a save opportunity.

      • Hangoverologist

        Who’s Rivers? Is he a call-up from the minors?

        /dick’d

        • yoo-boo

          ha… Rivera’s new clone.

  • EvoLuTioN

    swisher looks completely out of whack haha

    • EvoLuTioN

      and he ends up walking
      amazing

  • NC Yankee Fan

    One of the Two Walking Nicks with his specialty.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I have to leave, blah. Yankees got this.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    This umpire is really bad. Swish got a bit lucky on that walk.

  • Hangoverologist

    TEIXEIRA!!!

  • First Time Poster

    Mitre time, bitches!

    • BigBlueAL

      Mitre starting tomorrow.

  • EvoLuTioN

    TEIX MESSAGE

    poor mariano

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex with a freakin BOMB!!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Holy. Shit.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    That was almost Giambian.

  • First Time Poster

    Damn, Tex. What is that, 6 homers in May?

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Haha. Check out the zone on Swisher’s walk.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Jeez. He obliterated that one.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Put this one in the refridgerator.

    /Chick Hearn’d

  • EvoLuTioN

    just BAAAAAAARELY got underneath it

  • Hangoverologist

    Jeez, I thought that was gone.

  • BigBlueAL

    Tex and Arod heating up big time.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Damn that one sounded like a homer.

  • Tank the Frank

    Mark Teixeira to Alex Rodriguez: “Hah! Pussy.”

    • Dick Richie

      Alex to Mark: “Hah!, I am what I eat.”

      high school cafeteria’d

      • First Time Poster

        They than give Dallas Braden a swirly.

        • First Time Poster

          then*

  • Hangoverologist

    I predict that Tex or A-Rod will hit one into the grandstand at some point this year.

  • Tom Zig

    How does one have an 0-1 record and have a 0.00 ERA?

    • First Time Poster

      The run that was allowed wasn’t earned.

    • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

      Unearned runs.

      • First Time Poster

        WOW! Gameday has that as an absolute bomb.

    • Kevin G.

      Unearned runs.

    • boogie down

      come into a tie game, give up an unearned run to have the loss attached to you.

  • EvoLuTioN

    GEORGIE JUICES ONE

  • Dela G

    hip hip!

  • Hangoverologist

    JOPO! Holy shit that went all the way back!

  • Dick Richie

    I guess Mahay just gave up an earned run. LOL.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Gardenhire FAIL!!

    HAHA

  • BigBlueAL

    That fan got a great, lucky bounce on that HR.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Now I can go back to studying for my final as this one is apparently over.

  • claybeez

    The boys love playing at home.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    How often do you see two catchers bat back to back in the lineup without batting gloves?

    /Head Exploded’d

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      If you ever get a chance to meet them, do not shake their hands.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      It’s just awkward in the locker room whenever Frankie asks Jorge to pee on his hands.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        They are like women, they always go into the bathroom together. It’s awkward.

  • nathan

    Nova time?

    • Chip

      Boone Logan time, this is when he really should be pitching

      • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

        Great call.

    • http://thenovablog.com Jamie

      omg i hope so im like a little girl waiting to see him pitch live (wasnt watching when he did)

  • Tom Zig

    Boom Loganed

  • Dela G

    was that the wave??

    my god

    • Chip

      It’s a 7-0 game, who cares at this point?

      • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

        The fans need to remain interested. This game is a foregone conclusion.

    • Nigel Bangs

      The wave is totally lame. For sure.

      • MikeD

        …but at least we don’t sing Sweet Caroline. Man, is that disturbing. Check your balls at the door when going to a Sox game.

    • http://thenovablog.com Jamie

      i freaked out on my entire section when they did the wave during an Orioles game last week

    • First Time Poster

      Didn’t know it was frowned upon. Is it just as it is considered really lame?

  • Kevin

    A-Rod with the CANNON.

  • EvoLuTioN

    He actually didn’t opt out
    he was released

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Kay and Flaherty seriously need to invest in a computer, and use it to access MLBTR. Flash didn’t know if Manny was still on the DL. Now both of them have no idea about Mientkiewicz. Just opted out yesterday.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      BTW, I spelt that name with no reference. I’m proud of my spelling.

      /Flaherty’d

    • MikeD

      I miss Cone. He actually use to mention FanGraphs, BaseballReference.com and other sites during the game.

  • EvoLuTioN

    logan fucking sucks

  • butocoli

    Loogan is brutal

  • http://thenovablog.com Jamie

    Where do you guys go to find probable starting pitchers for future game? I remember MLB.com used to have like some schedule page that charted this out…. I’m an idiot and can’t find it at the moment…

    Trying to decide what game(s) I want to go to on the rest of the homestand.

    Oh and thanks to AJ for dropping the knowledge earlier in the thread about what Hughes’ projected innings limit is.

    Much appreciated.

    • EvoLuTioN

      news—->probable pitchers

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      It’s under “News” on the top bar on mlb.com.

      Or search for it on mlb.com

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    “Hey that Boone Logan kid has an ERA around 3.50. He ain’t half bad. What a find.”

    /Casual fan’d

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Why is Boone Logan on the ML roster again? Melancon could not do any worse.

  • MikeD

    Posada is the shot of the game? Tex’s was more impressive.

  • boogie down

    Time to root for Seattle

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Nice win. Good hitting, Good pitching. Das it.

    A 43-pitch effort from Boone Logan says to me, “Say hi to Michael Scott for me, Boone”. Someone is bound for Scraton PA.

    • Tank the Frank

      Is Nova still on the roster to caddy for Mitre? If so, I’d love to see Logan sent down and get Sanchez back up and give him another chance. I like him over Melancon only because he’s a starter and could be used in case of a short outing by Vazquez. He had a good start, but it’s not a guarantee he’s 100 percent back yet.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I would think the signing of Tim Redding means that the Yankees like having Nova and/or Sanchez up with the big club.

      • yoo-boo

        Logan will be sent down to make a room for Park. Nova stays with MLB until Ace returns. That means Nova has to pitch in any situation not just mop up duty.

        Melancon for Robertson is also a possibility.

        • Tank the Frank

          I totally forgot about Park. Funny how that happens…

  • B-Rando

    Just saw the news about Johnson…probably going to end up having surgery on his wrist which would put him in for an august return. Looks like Miranda has his shot.

    • MikeD

      Was there an update after the game? The last I heard was that gave him a cortisone shot and were going to see if that worked, which I guess it has in the past. He should have the surgery immediately if it’s not working.

      • Tank the Frank

        Yeah I blew my load to soon on that too. What you said is right. The way the article/headline was written on ESPN made it seem like he was destined for surgery. But it’s not for sure yet.

        • DreDog

          ESPN got me too. Bastards.