Game 43: Top pitching prospects, matured

Subway Series to decide the fate of the Empire State Building
Adams hurt as Granderson begins rehab stint

In 2007, Baseball America ranked Phil Hughes the No. 4 prospect in baseball. He wasn’t the only New York prospect to make the list. Mike Pelfrey, his opponent tonight, was ranked No. 20. Both had ups and downs during the early years of their careers, but they have both become important parts of their teams’ pitching staffs. Tonight does not necessarily represent a test of any sort for either pitcher, but it’s certainly event when two touted young pitchers face each other.

Pelfrey broke out two years ago, when he threw 200.2 innings for the 2008 Mets. After a bit of a setback in 2009, including an increase in his home run and walk rates, Pelfrey has come on strong this year. He currently has a 3.02 ERA, and has thrown only one poor start, a six-run affair against Philly that came after he had allowed two earned runs in all of April. He’s struck out a few more batters than he has in the past, which likely has something to do with his splitter. He’s also a ground ball guy.

Phil Hughes is coming off his worst start of the season. He lasted only five innings against the Red Sox and allowed five runs, though, as I noted after the game, he seemed just a little off. Mike also followed up with a look at how Hughes attacked the Red Sox hitters. Even with the poor performance his ERA still sits at just 2.25. This is his first start on the road during interleague play.

During his pregame media session Joe Girardi mostly answered questions about Mariano Rivera. He said what he’s been saying for the past few days, the it’s about location for Mo, and he’s been catching a bit too much of the plate. “He gets into long counts at times,” Girardi added. He said that if the velocity were down that it would be a concern, but it is not. In fact, he added, Mo hit 94 on the gun at points this year. Baseball Info Solutions has him at right around the level he was last year, as does PitchFX. Girardi added that the flank issue that caused Mo to miss a few games earlier is completely gone.

The only other concern, he said, is if Mo can’t go back to back days. That might get tested tonight if the Yanks take a slim lead into the bottom of the ninth.

The other main topic was interleague play. He talked about the injury potential for pitchers, noting Brad Penny’s trip to the DL following his grand slam last night. That comes for an NL pitcher. It’s even tougher for AL pitchers, obviously, because they don’t regularly take BP. “We’re not going to do a simulated game,” Girardi said, “because you’re afraid that they’re going to get hurt.” It really is a tough situation for AL pitchers, and the Yanks know that first hand.

Finally, an update on Javy Vazquez. His index finger is still swollen, but better than yesterday. They won’t know anything until he throws his bullpen session, which should come on Monday. The main thing, Girardi said, is that he can grip the ball. From there everything should be fine.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Brett Gardner, CF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Francisco Cervelli, C
8. Randy Winn, LF
9. Phil Hughes, P

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Subway Series to decide the fate of the Empire State Building
Adams hurt as Granderson begins rehab stint
  • Carlosologist

    Can you imagine what the 2009 Yanks would look like if Wang hadn’t injured his foot and been effective? That team could have been like the 98 Yankees.

    • Dela G

      i was thinking the same thing… :(

      • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

        same thing here as well :(

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or if Hughes/IPK didn’t screw up in the beginning.

      Or if Joba had been starting the whole season.

      Or if Jorge and Matsui and A-Rod all didn’t get injured.

      Or if Darrell Rasner and Sidney Ponson hadn’t started a combined 30 games.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Oh wow. Mega fail. I saw “2008” instead of “2009.” I suck.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          Still fits for 2008 as well. We could/would have made the playoffs had those things not happened.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        And if Cano didn’t slump. Or if Jeter had a typical Jeter season.

  • ultimate913

    I have a question. I’m here in Massachusetts(yuck) for the weekend and the hotel I’m in has ESPN, FOX, NESN and ESPN2 available. Will I be able to watch the Yankee game on FOX? Or will the Sox vs Phillies be on Fox?

    • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

      I think you get the Sox game

    • Justin R

      I live in RI and I think we are f’d. I am pretty upset about it.

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Gotta beat the Mets again baby! LET’S GO YANKEES!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yes, Kevin. David Wright is a good player. That’s why he’s got a .368 OBP and a .490 SLG and a .372 wOBA.

  • Dela G

    man i live in houston and have to watch the cubs/rangers.

    i can’t believe i’m excited about listening to john sterling

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I loathe John Sterling, but would take him 10 times before one time of Jotim McBuckaver.

      • Dela G

        true dat

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh, why couldn’t these morons be in Philadelphia?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    It’s the pregame and I want to mute my TV already.

    • Kevin

      I already did.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tonight will be Hughes’ first PA! Woo!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Let’s pray that the baseball gods protect him.

      /wang’d

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    At least Fox attempts a scouting report. Seesh YES.

  • V

    And… Jeter has an awful at bat.

    • V

      And… Gardner has an awful at bat.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Alright, come on Tex…you gotta start breaking out.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    What do you mean the Yankees haven’t been resourceful last year? They lost their number 2 starters, starting right fielder and starting center fielding due to lack of production. They also had to revamp the entire bullpen not named Mo. Edwar was gone, Veras was gone, Bruney and Marte were hurt.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Anyone else feel like Rodriguez is still feeling his way power wise at times? I’m sure it’s just selective memory, but I feel like he’s not crushing pitches that he absolutely demolished last year.

  • Dela G

    good job al

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    AROD setting the table for Robbie.

  • WIlliam

    Come on Ribbie.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    This ballpark sucks. But at least it’s better than Fenway.

  • WIlliam

    Damn it, on the first pitch.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well struck by Cano, but he just got under it a bit.

  • Hummingbird S.

    on gameday, the out was made on the warning track. Did Cano hit it hard or was it a weak out?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Hit it well, it just hung up a bit.

    • V

      Hit hard, but Robbie doesn’t have HR power to LF

      • Hummingbird S.

        but Citi Field is huge, isn’t it?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Despite a .299 OBP, Barajas has a 127 OPS+.

    • Jose

      OPS+ overvalues SLG. But that is impressive.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        He’s also got a .364 wOBA.

        • Jose

          Damn. I didn’t realize his ISO was .303

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Yeah, he hasn’t hit often, but when he has, it’s been a homer.

    • Ivan

      Hahaha Fuck you Sabmetrics!!!

      /francoeur’d

    • Carlosologist

      Wow. The slugging really makes up for the terrible OBP. (.571)

  • Dela G

    brilliant play by cano

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Bay was probably robbed of two home runs yesterday but this ballpark. He’s got power.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Make Ike Davis your bitch Phil!

  • Carlosologist

    Let’s go Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes.

  • Ivan

    Come on Hughes.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Changeup made no damn difference.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    I’m forced to watch it with the sound out because there are other people here. I want to just reach out and punch someone every time McCarver has that dry heaving laugh.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      /comment fail

      I meant with the sound on…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Phil Hughes has thrown 12 changeups in 2010.

  • whozat

    mmm…revisionist history.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Tasty, isn’t it?

  • Ivan

    No Joe buck, Joba is fucking up, because he’s fucking up period.

  • Dela G

    FINISH HIM!

    • Ivan

      Fatality!!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    C’mon punch him out.

  • whozat

    Hughes’ command doesn’t look great today.

  • Dela G

    aight phil, you got to gather yourself here

  • Ivan

    Come on Hughes, Ya betta than that.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I was thinking Hughes should’ve gone to the curve there.

  • Across the pond

    Damn, thought he was an automatic out!

  • Carlosologist

    Lol everybody’s excited about a RBI single.

  • Hummingbird S.

    not finishing off hitters, again..

  • BigBlueAL

    All this with 2 outs and nobody on base.

  • Dela G

    man phil is strugglin here

    at least they got the 3rd out to limit the damage

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh you’ve got to be fuckin’ kidding me.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    …broken bat bullshit blooper.

  • Carlosologist

    Mehish inning for Hughes.

  • James A

    I think Hughes is a little too proud of his cutter

    /flaherty’d

  • claybeez

    Hughes only seems to be able to command the FB on the inside corner to a righty/outside to a lefty. Everything else looks up or middle.

    • claybeez

      Not generating swings and misses with the 4-seamer as he did earlier in the season.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    How many non-fastball pitches did he throw that inning? Not that I’m knocking the fastball, it’s an awesome pitch, but since that’s pretty much all he’s throwing, it’s a bit of a giveaway what he’s going to throw next.

    • whozat

      I saw the curve several times, and he got beat on the cutter in Wright’s AB.

    • claybeez

      Well he doesn’t really throw the change despite McCarver’s ramblings and he’s not locating the curve.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Per Brooks, 3 curveballs, the rest either fastballs or cutters.

  • baby carlos

    well, I guess it is Phil’s turn to struggle this time out. Every other starter has been struggling since the night game in Boston.

    • Across the pond

      He’s already had his struggle game.. I’d like the non-struggles back please.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Hope Hughes irons it out the next bottom half.

  • ZZ

    Wright had no chance on Hughes’ 4 seamer in that at bat.

    But he again decides to speed up his bat with the cutter.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What’s going to be big going forward for Phil is if he can adjust once the hitters adjust to the cutter.

    • claybeez

      Going to have to command the curve then or start using the change effectively.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I think he can do the former, but I’m not sure about the latter.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    LOL look at Fielder go.

    • whozat

      He is HUGE. Anyone who gives him a long-term deal is going to really, really regret it.

      Come on, guys…at least clear the pitcher’s spot this inning!

  • Dela G

    this is too easy for pelfrey… :/

  • James A

    Tim McCarver is incapable of doing a Yankee game without bringing up 2004. He just can’t do it.

  • Frigidevil

    Did Mccarver just say Pagan’s RBI double should have drove in 2 runs if not for Wright’s base running screw up?

    • Pasqua

      Yes he did. Apparently, reaching 3B counts as scoring a run in tonight’s game.

  • baby carlos

    ugh. It is Mike Pelfrey. Really?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s the second inning. They’re hitting it on the ground, but they’re hitting it well. They’ll come around.

      • baby carlos

        thanks.. I don’t get the game so I just have Sterling/Ms. Seinfeld commenting.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Word.

          Everything with John is a “hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh fly ball” or just a grounder. Someone get that dude a thesaurus.

  • Pasqua

    By the way, wasn’t “Cowboy Up” the Sox 2003 refrain? Not 2004?

    Stupid analysis is one thing, but re-writing history in front of a national tv audience is just infuriating.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Correct. It was 2003. I believe the Red Sox were all about the “idiots” moniker in ’04.

  • baby carlos

    since this game is blacked out on mlb watching twins/brewers. My god the brewers have horrible pitching.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yovanni Gallardo (2.89) is the only starter with an ERA under five.

  • Dela G

    plz get on base, randy

    • Dela G

      thnk u

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Winn burning up some pitches in this AB, good for him!

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

    Nice job clearing the pitcher, Randall.

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

      Wow, I should look it up next time. His real name is Dwight.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Excellent, Randy Winn got on base. Now they can…oh, right, the pitcher. I hate the NL.

    • whozat

      Well, at least they don’t give them a free out in the 3rd :-/

  • Carlosologist

    Hughes goes long?

  • NC Yankee Fan

    Let us see Phil hit!

  • Across the pond

    He looks much bigger at the plate than on the mound

    • whozat

      I wonder if that’s because you have other people to compare him to?

      Wait til we see CC at the plate :-)

      • Across the pond

        Seen him at the plate before. It hurt my head just thinking how big he was.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    4 pitches seen by Hughes. Productive. No sarcasm.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Is that a shot at Jeter?

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Nicely done.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          It’s been a while since we’ve seen that meme.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Both Winn and Hughes’ ABs are pretty good, exposing the pitcher.

  • Dela G

    not too bad of an AB by hughes

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    If Phil gets a hit, does he get to keep the ball as his first ML hit? Or would that be tacky?

    • whozat

      Why would it be tacky? Shouldn’t he be allowed to keep a memento of something that, I’m sure, he’d be pretty excited about?

    • Frigidevil

      Well let’s see. Position players generally keep their first hit balls, right? Pitchers sometimes keep their first strikeout ball. Nick Swisher kept his first strikeout ball, so therefore Hughes should keep his first hit ball.

      I knew learning proofs would help me one day

  • whozat

    Wait, really? Tim McCarver doesn’t believe in pitchers hitting?

    • Carlosologist

      At least he said something with coherence and intelligent.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Great AB.

  • Dela G

    well at least pelfrey’s pitch count is at 36 after 2

  • NC Yankee Fan

    He made contact, Seems like C.C. is dying to get in some licks against Johan tomorrow

  • Hummingbird S.

    hey, 7 pitch AB, that was nice

  • Across the pond

    First AB since high school – Impressive.

  • ZZ

    It is hard to understand what Phil and/or Cervelli are seeing in these at bats the past 2 starts that makes them want to go to the cutter.

    Last week Ortiz was not even close of Phil’s 4 seamer. This week, same thing with Wright.

    It will be interesting to see how much Phil goes to the cutter when the count is in his favor the rest of the game. If he starts to fall in love with it again in big spots, Cervelli really needs to go out to the mound and not defer so much to his choice.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Really, I’d love to see more offspeed pitches. Like I said upthread, I think he’s becoming predictable.

      • JohnnyC

        You got that right. That’s something all of the younger pitchers need to work on. See Joba and the 2 strike slider.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This 0-2 count to Barajas would be a good chance to show the curve.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Especially considering his AB last night vs. Javy.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Well, that works. Not gonna complain.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Or he could go with something special and rarely used…like a fastball.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The same goes for this Fracno AB. You know he’ll chase.

  • Dela G

    how bout my fantasy spot starter, gio gonzalez?

    beats matt cain 1-0, throws 8innings, too

    got to love it

  • Carlosologist

    Huuuuuuuuuughes

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

    Barajas and Frenchy just swing at five consecutive pitches.

    • Dela G

      crazy

      o_0

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      If taking pitches is so important, why don’t they put it on the scoreboard?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well, if there’s a time to throw all fastballs, it’s when the 7, 8, 9 spots are up.

  • boogie down

    beautiful inning

  • Carlosologist

    Something sad: Mike Pelfrey has a higher OBP than Jeff Francouer.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Something sad: Mike Pelfrey has a higher OBP than Jeff Francouer.

      Repeated for repetition’s sake. Wow.

  • Tom Zig

    Rod Effing Barajas is currently the top ranked catcher in fantasy O_O

    • Dela G

      i’ll stick with my joe mauer in both of my fantasy leagues ;)

  • Esteban

    Could anybody offer any advice for getting gameday to work. It never initializes. Using firefox with a windows 7 and lastest flash.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Of course.

  • Dela G

    wowzers!

  • Carlosologist

    Jeter has been BABip’s bitch this month.

  • boogie down

    does Jeter have a date tonight?

    • boogie down

      oh, sorry, i only have gameday so i didn’t know it was hit that well/hard… just bitching about the first pitch swing.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        It was very weakly hit.

        • boogie down

          oh, then wtf?? (i just noticed that it said he “lined out softly” — should’ve been paying attention)

  • V

    So, who ends the game taking more pitches per plate appearance, Jeter or Hughes?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Ugly swing Gardy.

    • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

      Ugliest swing I’ve seen from Gardy this season.

  • Dela G

    this is mike pelfrey, pound him plz

    • Carlosologist

      They’ll get to him next inning. With Al, Cano, and Swish batting, I doubt the Yankees won’t be able to tie.

    • Steve O.

      He actually doesn’t suck.

  • baby carlos

    Gardner takes 5 pitches, Jeter 1.

  • baby carlos

    And there is “can’t hit”Tex… ugh.

    • Tom Zig

      He’s on the verge of interstate territory.

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

    One of these days Mark Teixeira will stop sucking.

    • boogie down

      Yes, and on that day we will rejoice.

    • baby carlos

      and the sea will part and wine will flow from flowers…. when is that day?

      • Frigidevil

        I think you’re confused with the day Montero graces us with his presence.

    • rek4gehrig

      Yes he will….

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Will the real May Tex please stand up?

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Reyes smug mug ticks me off…

    • rek4gehrig

      ..and his incessant spitting

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did they really ask Manuel about his job precariousness? Wow. That’s just…so unclassy in so many ways.

    • boogie down

      Agreed. I think if it can be brought up, everyone knows that he’s more or less on thin ice, in which case there’s no need to mention it.

  • JohnnyC

    It’s a good thing we’ve got a schedule of relative patsies in the next 3-4 weeks. Otherwise the Rays could open up quite a lead. Karma in terms of injuries is a real bitch.

  • William

    Yay for Arod’s fielding this year.

  • boogie down

    Is Hughes’ control off tonight? On Gameday it seems as if his pitches are all over the place, only I can’t tell whether that’s by design or not.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was a very good curveball, Phil. Remember that. Please.

  • BigBlueAL

    Just curious since Ive read many articles saying Jeter’s D is bad again this season and just from watching games in general it looks like that too but what do the stats say so far????

    • Across the pond

      Was just going to say that on eye’s evidence it looks like the range is gone to both sides.

    • rek4gehrig

      Unring the Mink

    • JohnnyC

      It’s more positioning and pitchers not executing location. ARod’s been victimized to his right a bunch recently. Playing the hitter not to pull and the pitch drifts inside.

    • boogie down

      Current values, per Fangraphs:

      Double Play Runs: 0.3
      Range Runs: -0.2
      Error Runs: 1.2
      UZR: 1.3
      UZR/150: 4.9

      I feel shocked, Cotton.

      • Across the pond

        wow

      • BigBlueAL

        Not surprised, we think he is playing bad D but he is not. He still does make all the routine plays flawlessly though.

        • boogie down

          Question: are DPruns affected by the Double Play partner? If they are, he’d be getting a pretty significant boost compared to most other players in the league.

  • baby carlos

    I hate when mediocre players like Bay have success against the Yankees.

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

      Bay just kills the Yanks. Has for the last season and a half.

      • Tom Zig

        Bay = Not exactly mediocre.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      How is Bay a “mediocre” player? He’s probably very overpaid but mediocre? I don’t think so.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        He’s a second tier outfielder. If he stayed in Boston he’d probably get a stupid HOF movement since he’s basically Jim Rice.

        Fuck that Bay is probably better than Rice offensively. How the hell did this man get in the Hall?

    • William

      You know, he’s actually a pretty good player.

  • JohnnyC

    Changeup? Davis is a lefty.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    You know, guys, maybe it’s not just the field. Maybe it’s the fact that, currently, the Mets have two guys that could be big power guys–Wright and Bay. No Beltran (for now?). No Delgado.

    • BigBlueAL

      The mid-to-late 80’s Mets wouldve dominated playing at Citi Field.

  • baby carlos

    you all hear about the bull fighter who got gored today – horn went under his chin and out his mouth. Gruesome.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Mets don’t need to move the fences in; they just need to lower the ones in left and left center. If you’re going to have deep fences, make the walls eight feet high like everyone else; there’s no need for them to be 12 feet high when they’re as deep as they are.

  • rek4gehrig

    Do not walk this guy

  • Dela G

    man hughes you got to get wright this time

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Hughes needs to finish off these batters.

  • BigBlueAL

    Same crap as the 1st inning, gets 1-2 batters out then a hit to Bay and walk to Davis.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Learn from the last at bat, Phil. Don’t rely on the cutter too much.

  • rek4gehrig

    No cutter please

  • Carlosologist

    A-Rod’s fielding thus far: 4.1 UZR/150 (in 326 innings at third)

  • Hummingbird S.

    zero command from Hughes, that’s unfortunate

  • Dela G

    not again

  • Across the pond

    ffs it’s like de ja vu here.

  • rek4gehrig

    Deja vu all over again

  • William

    Dammit, stupid correction.

  • claybeez

    Man, Hughes can elevate a pitch.

  • BigBlueAL

    Deja vu.

  • Dela G

    yay the out was made!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I wonder if they’ll go all FBs to Wright again in the third AB.

  • Dela G

    i thought this photo of juan rivera was hilarious

    http://cache.gawkerassets.com/.....rivera.jpg

    • claybeez

      ietp

  • Hummingbird S.

    I’d like to have good Hughes back.

  • JohnnyC

    Well, no one expected Hughes to finish the season with an ERA under 2.

    • rek4gehrig

      We certainly didnt but he’s got to be able to finish hitters off

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks for the overhead view Fox. Bastards.

  • claybeez

    Seemed like a spoilable pitch. A-Rod just guessing?

  • Across the pond

    Kinda like the ump’s punch out move.

  • baby carlos

    ok so the offense can feel free to show up at any time.

    Again, Mike freakin Pelfrey.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      It’s 3.2 freakin innings.

      • baby carlos

        and they have 1 hit…. 1…. again, just 1

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          They’ll hit soon enough.

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

          49 runs in the last 8 games. 49 … again, 49

          • whozat

            Yeah, but they LOST a lot of those games, so the runs don’t count!

          • danny

            why does it feel less than that?
            i guess its the pitching that has ruined my baseball zen the past week

            • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

              Yeah that.

    • claybeez

      Pelfrey really worked the corners well till the last pitch.

      • claybeez

        Didn’t mean for this to next here.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Offense has been slowing down these past couple of games.

  • baby carlos

    wonder if the Yankees realize the more they suck the more we as fans have to listen to McCarver.

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

    Have they even hit a ball out of the infield yet?

    • baby carlos

      in batting practice

    • Dela G

      swisher does it!

    • Steve O.

      Ummm (Thinks for a second), yes, A-rod. Not including the single to Swisher.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hey guys, did you know that a lot of analysts and commentators think Robinson Cano could win a batting title?

    • Carlosologist

      Really? I thought he was too lackadaisical and didn’t have enough grit or heart to win a batting title.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Why sue stats when we can measure heart? Then obviously Pedroia would win it.

        For every inch he’s shorter than the average male it adds up to his heart.

  • rek4gehrig

    Silly question…no Russo today?

    • whozat

      Perhaps they don’t think that he’d fare as well against a guy who has actual MLB-caliber stuff.

      • JohnnyC

        But Winn no longer has a major league caliber bat.

        • mike c

          this is true

    • JohnnyC

      Need Winn’s lefty bat in there versus a sinker-balling righthander whose ball moves away from lefty batters. Smart.

  • Carlosologist

    Who does Pelfrey think he is? Beckett?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Well Pelfrey’s better than him (so far) so nope.

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Who has to kick the bucket around this place to get another “inning of silence” from these assclowns?

  • baby carlos

    poor defense by pelfrey

  • Dela G

    attaboy swish

  • danny

    thank you swish.

  • boogie down

    swisher’s patience is amazing.

    • boogie down

      patience/ability to keep an AB going by fouling off pitches*

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, Frankie. You’ve gotta take pitches after a 10 pitch AB.

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

    Cervelli’s 1 for his last 15. Might be time for a day off, Joe.

    • JMK

      In favor of Chad Moeller? That’s tasty.

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

        $200MM doesn’t buy a third catcher.

        /Rays Index’d

        • JMK

          Ha. Yeah, I lose a little sperm every time I see Moeller in the starting lineup.

  • Dela G

    looks like frankie is falling back to earth these past 6 or so games :(

    • whozat

      He’s not actually a good hitter.

      • JohnnyC

        And to finally put an end to all that silly talk about catchers calling better games and making a huge difference in pitchers’ performances, Frankie has caught every inning of the recent meltdown from the Yankees’ pitching staff. Can’t blame Posada.

        • whozat

          No, that was all the fault of the PITCHERS. But once Posada comes back, it’ll be his fault.

          • JMK

            Duh!

      • Dela G

        touche

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Watching that commercial, you’d think Dusin Pedroia was David Eckstein part two. He was a second round pick out of a really good baseball school. Overlooked? I think not.

  • danny

    c’mon huuuughes.

  • JM

    Being sad about a 3-run deficit for a offensively slumping team, I am feeling an 8-1 Mets win, as much as it hurts.

    • JMK

      We haven’t really slumped much offensively. Aside from last night, the team’s scored quite a few runs. Any reason you think the Mets will score 8?

      • Tom Zig

        what is this non-sense. JMK? Where is the link to M&A and the rest of your lengthy handle?

        • JMK

          Oh, I logged in this morning to write up the post and forgot to log out afterward.

          I’ll do that later.

          • Tom Zig

            Don’t you shortchange us!

            • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

              And we are fixed!

          • JM

            I feel like the 8 runs will come from some conglomerate of maybe a run from Hughes and then the bullpen. And by slumping offensively, I mean they keep on leaving men in RISP.

  • claybeez

    Keeps the FB down and gets the K. Nice job, Phil.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, great play by Corey Hart.

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

    I actually feel bad for Mets fans. They have to watch Frenchy every day damn.

    • JMK

      And the lukewarm bodies of Jose Reyes and until very recently, Jason Bay. At least they don’t have high expectations of Frenchy. They do with Bay, Reyes, Santana and Wright. As they should.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Through the 20 inning game: .381/.451/.714

      Since the 20 inning game: .155/.204/.243

  • Dela G

    good job

    • whozat

      it’ll be nice if hughes can do something other than allow 3-4-5 to reach base and score next time through the order :-/

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’d be cool with that.

  • poster

    Frankly, I think we’re going to lose tonight. Oh well.

    • JMK

      Dude, it’s like the 5th inning. Give it some time!

      • poster

        I’m certainly not giving up on them or calling a comeback impossible. But I don’t see it.

        Good job Winn.

        • whozat

          they have 14 outs and are down by three. Come on.

          • poster

            I’m certainly not giving up on them or calling a comeback impossible.

            So, my prediction is that they lose. This is really that ludicrous, considering Pelfrey is mowing them down and they’re losing?

            • Tom Zig

              The Mets have arsonists in their bullpen.

              • poster

                How many pitches does Pelfrey have?

                • Tom Zig

                  84 to start the 6th.

                  • poster

                    So he could go six or seven reasonably.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I know it’s the pitcher, but nothing deflates my spirits more than a bunt.

  • JMK

    Every time I turn on the tv, search for the Yankee game and realize it’s a Fox presentation, I develop this odd glaze. It reminds me of the time I took Mr. Nipples to the vet and saw in his eyes that he realized he was getting neutered.

  • danny

    hahaha maine looks so pissed.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    As McCarver has emphasized, Jerry Manuel has a plus-plus humor tool.

    • JMK

      Yep. I’m not sure he knows what he’s doing, but he’s making an effort and he’s very funny.

      Let Jerry stay!

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        McCarver finds him absolutely delightful.

  • Dela G

    cmon gardy

  • Dela G

    ugh

  • baby carlos

    fuck this

  • danny

    ugh.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Mike Pelfrey is not this good, is he?

  • BigBlueAL

    At first I wanted Gardner 2nd and Swisher 6th, I think I want Swisher back batting 2nd.

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

      Yep. Didn’t take long for Gardner to get exposed up there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Curtis will be back soon. So do like Frankie says.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Zen Baseball.

  • JM

    It is kind of inexcusable to be shutout by Pelfrey, but then again, same for Takahashi. The Yankees need SOMETHING to jumpstart them this game. A homerun or just some sort of rally. PLEASE I don’t want to hear this from Mets fans for a month.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Pelfrey has been a good pitcher this year and he was quite heralded before his less-than-stellar 2009. He’s not some scrub.

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s not a scrub, but he’s a groundballer who doesn’t get too many Ks, and has a mediocre walk rate.

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

    Where did that pitch miss?

  • FIPster Doofus

    That was a ball? Really?

  • Dela G

    man bay owns us

  • baby carlos

    jason bay, mike pelfrey….who is next.

    I don’t mind be being beaten by better teams but not mediocre.

  • Frittoman626

    The thing that pisses me off is when th yankees get a big lead, other teams come back, but when opposing has a big lead, the Yankees 90% of the time never come back, if castillo scores, the game is over >:(

    • Frittoman626

      Hope they prove me wrong

  • Accent Shallow

    Phil, how about you don’t walk Davis for a third time.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Could really use a DP right now, Phil is cruising except when he hits the middle of the order.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Get a grounder, Phil. Gotta keep it close.

  • Dela G

    yay got ike!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Okay, good. Now get the last out and cut the rally off. Let’s go, Phil.

  • Accent Shallow

    So how did someone who will chase a pitch that high walk twice?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Now don’t speed up his bat.

  • Dela G

    impressive way to get out of that!

  • poster

    Cervelli with da fist pump!!!11!!!111!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Great job by Phil. Must score now.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Big strikeouts there to keep it close. 3-4-5-6? R-U-N-S. Do it, Yanks.

  • Accent Shallow

    How about some runs? I don’t think much of Pelfrey.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So I assume they’ll just let Phil go until his spot in the order comes up again, right?

    • BigBlueAL

      Would think so, either way 6th inning should be his final inning I would assume.

  • Accent Shallow

    Teixeira, anytime you’d like to start hitting would be ok with me.

  • Dela G

    man tex…

  • FIPster Doofus

    What a terrible AB.

  • BigBlueAL

    Helluva at-bat by Tex. Brilliant.

  • baby carlos

    anyone know how many times Tex swings rather than just sit and watch pitches.

    God good thing his defense is good, because he makes Giambi look like Babe Ruth.

    • whozat

      A) That is an absurd indictment of tex’s offensive abilities, given his career performance, and his performance just last year.
      B) Go look at fangraphs.com. You can look up all those sorts of splits, if you’re interested in learning and not just complaining.

      • baby carlos

        A) – always responding with career numbers is lame. right now he is horrible at the plate, can’t pick up pitches, swings at everything out of the zone… so ya, he will rebound, I know this. But that doesn’t change that right now, Randy Winn is hitting better.

        B) – those splits are fantastic to look at – but like all numbers, they do not tell the whole truth – He has struck out twice against MIKE PELFREY. Plus, he played most of his career in Texas – that is like taking any Rockies hitters numbers seriously.

        So while I thank you for thinking that I am clueless to how the game works, you have given nothing that supports that Tex sucks at the plate right now.

        • poster

          Dude, this comment is so full of fail it’s rather ridiculous.

  • ZZ

    Those 2 at bats with Davis and Wright just make the approach Phil and Cervelli took with those guys the first 2 times they faced him all the more puzzling.

    I continue to really dislike Cervelli catching Phil, but there is nothing you can do about it now that Posada is out.

  • Steve O.

    Alex Cora says “you know” a little too much. Just a little nit.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      I would answer everything he says with an “I know.”

      • Steve O.

        Hah, that’d be pretty funny. It instantly reminded me of when Vince Young said “at the same time” a lot in one interview after a game.

    • whozat

      I think english is his second language, right? He’s from Puerto Rico. I’d love to speak a second language as well as he speaks English.

    • Steve O.

      nit = bit

  • Tom Zig

    Has Tex been making out with Jeter? Seems as though he caught his case of the suck.

  • Dela G

    man this is depressing

    cmon bats, plz wake up!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did Rodriguez really just strike out on an 84 MPH pitch that was up in the zone? Wow.

  • baby carlos

    this fucking offense is like dealing with a teenager.

  • Accent Shallow

    Changeups up in the zone? Ick.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did that just hit Cano in the face?

    • FIPster Doofus

      You know, I think so, you know.

      /Cora’d

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’ve got it on mute, haha.

  • forensicnucchem

    Tex, would it kill you to hit an outside pitch the other way, just ONCE???

  • baby carlos

    top 4 are 1-11…1 walk and 5 K’s.

  • Shdw

    I don’t know whether to ask who kidnapped Pelfrey and replaced him with this guy or who kidnapped the Yankees and replaced them with this offense

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Pelfrey’s been a good pitcher this year, dunno why everyone is calling him a scrub… But the Yankees are also just not doing their job at the plate either.

  • Dela G

    hmm cmon cano

    one more guy reaches base, and pelfrey will prolly be done

    • Dela G

      for the 7th inning of course

    • Accent Shallow

      Really? I say he starts the 7th, unless they start rallying here.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’ve had enough Alex Cora. Let’s see the game, please.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I need an explanation as to why they are interviewing Alex Cora.

      • forensicnucchem

        Couldn’t agree more.

  • ZZ

    Tex is killing this lineup. You can’t have your 3 hole hitter be this bad for this long.

    And it is not even about luck and you can’t even be optimistic that he is coming around.

    His at bats are just awful and pitchers continue to pitch him almost the same exact way in every single at bat, yet he is not adjusting at all.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      When do you start to consider moving Teix in the lineup until he breaks out of his deeeeeep slump?

    • Zooboy

      Agreed. How long until you consider dropping him in the order?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Two out rally time.

  • Dela G

    good job cano

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

    This has to be Pelfrey’s last inning, no? He’s over 100 pitches.

    • baby carlos

      let’s hope.

    • Steve O.

      It’s Jerry Manuel. He could pitch 150+ and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.

  • poster

    You know, VERY coincidental that Pelfrey is good and the offense is bad on the same day. Not suggesting anything, but I find this very, very interesting…

    /Rose’d

  • FIPster Doofus

    SWISH

  • Dela G

    swish! nice!

  • poster

    Fuck. Cano didn’t score.

    • Steve O.

      He did. Swish didn’t.

      • poster

        This was posted before Frankie’s hit.

        • Steve O.

          Well then, carry on.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Way to be, Swish.

    I really wish the cameras had switched to a different view so I didn’t have to tell if it was fair/foul by the fans’ reactions. Awesome job, Fox.

    • Accent Shallow

      Now now, they needed that camera to interview Alex Cora. Because utility infielders are freaking fascinating.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, IETC.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    PLEASE CERVELLI!

  • danny

    andd now cervelli gets to come up. get well grandy!

  • Dela G

    cmon cerv

    cmon….

  • Accent Shallow

    Luckily for Pelfrey, he now gets Cervelli, and Winn if Cervelli reaches.

    /I miss the circular lineup

  • baby carlos

    bottom six have 4 of the 5 hits and zero K’s – and that includes the pitcher.

  • Dela G

    thank you jesus!!

    woohoo

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 bullshit hit <3

  • poster

    WHEW, we needed that.

  • JM

    I’ll take that. Of course, Winn’s up.

  • danny

    hahah dont care how its scored, a run is a run

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    You got this Winn!

  • Dela G

    ugh

    man that sucked

  • FIPster Doofus

    Well, at least they got one.

  • JM

    that killed it.

    • Tom Zig

      Granderson will be back soon.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Indeed. Zen baseball.

  • BigBlueAL

    Winn always seems to come up in huge spots late in games while the team is trailing and there are 2 outs. Not good.

    • Accent Shallow

      Eh, he’s first of the gang to be DFAed.

      • Steve O.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if he lasted up until the trade deadline.

    • JohnnyC

      Just like you navigate an NL lineup to get to the pitcher, in this lineup you navigate to get to Winn. Bad. And, in this stretch of games, the Yankees have allowed the opposing pitcher to do just that.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Take a strike hike Winn…

  • danny

    hahah never seen that pepsi commercial before

  • Steve O.

    Can anyone find the interview with Vince Young where he said “at the same time” numerous times? I can’t seem to find it on the interwebs. I keep getting some bullshit interviews.

    Do you go with Miranda there? I think I would have.

    • Accent Shallow

      I don’t know, Miranda can’t play LF, so you have to burn two players there.

      • JohnnyC

        Neither can Winn.

      • Steve O.

        Yeah, but he’s a lot less likely to make an out than Winn. Russo and Peña can play the outfield. Maybe they would have made that play Winn botched. Maybe. But, that’s besides the fact.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      We may need Miranda’s pinch-hit at bat later on, no need to burn it there when the pitcher’s spot is coming up at least twice more in this game.

      • Steve O.

        Yeah, but the situation called for it. They may not get another situation like that.

    • Tom Zig

      Big Pelf = not a lefty.

      • Accent Shallow

        But Miranda is, so . . .

      • Steve O.

        This.

  • Dela G

    man, give up pagan

  • Accent Shallow

    Have we seen any changes from Hughes today? I missed the first four innings or so.

  • Dela G

    wow randy winn

    good fucking god

  • FIPster Doofus

    WTF

  • poster

    WTF??!!!!??!

  • BigBlueAL

    Thames sucks in LF. Wait, what……

  • Harold Moskowitz

    Damon would’ve had that catch!

  • JM

    Winn isn’t hitting, Winn isn’t fielding. He. Is. Useless.

  • forensicnucchem

    Well, that won’t help people like Winn…..

  • poster

    HOLY SHIT, what a play!

  • Accent Shallow

    So that wasn’t a legit double by Pagan, I gather?

    • claybeez

      Not even in Pagan’s household.

  • ZZ

    One of you guys should do a post tomorrow on Hughes putting away hitters.

    I don’t have the splits in front of me, but even beyond tonight he seems to be struggling to put guys away when he gets in a pitcher’s count.

    • JohnnyC

      Well, if you don’t throw any secondary pitches consistently for strikes (especially when you’ve over-used the cutter), you don’t fool too many batters.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Hey look! Its Logan in the BP!

    • Frittoman626

      LOL

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

    Is he really going to walk Jeff Francoeur on four pitches?

  • Accent Shallow

    Hughes looks gassed.

  • forensicnucchem

    Not wanting to be upstaged by Winn’s stellar play, Logan wants to get right into this game.

  • DFD

    Enough Randy Winn. Put Chan Ho Park in left field. Yea, that’s what I said.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d rather Winn pitch than Park. Ew.

  • Accent Shallow

    I thought Mejia had been sent down to be stretched out?

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

      Yeah, me too.

  • poster

    What a fucking tease there Cervelli. Ugh.

  • poster

    No comments on that Tex gem?

    • forensicnucchem

      That was a good play. This thread is only for bad play comments.

      Comments about good plays, since they are so rare and not part of the normal Yankees M.O., can be entered in the ‘Off-Topic Thread’. :-)

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

    Thanks, Jeff.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, Francoeur sucks.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Love the fist pump and point by Cerve.

  • Steve

    Where’s the changeup? He can’t put these guys away the 2nd/3rd time through the order

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      There is no changeup.

  • FIPster Doofus
    • forensicnucchem

      LOL, thanks, needed that.

    • Steve O.

      Hah, that is gold. Remember when he was the next big thing? Good times.

    • Steve O.

      Damn, way to remind me of how terrible Jake Delhomme was, and of the Superbowl loss to New England.

  • Frittoman626

    Francoeur is trash

  • Accent Shallow

    What is Cervelli going to be like in 2013? I hope ably backing up Montero or Romine.

  • Patrick

    Give me Carl Crawford in LF please!

    Double my ass!

    • FIPster Doofus

      Give me Gardner in left, Grandy in center and Cliff Lee in the rotation.

      • Accent Shallow

        I want no part of Cliff Lee, but I realize that puts me in the minority.

        • forensicnucchem

          I’m with you on that one. Of course I also don’t really want Crawford either. So, that puts me in an even smaller minority.

  • Accent Shallow

    115 pitches and only 29 balls?

    Wow.

  • ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan)

    Thanks a lot Mr. Fucking Obvious McCarver for pointing out the fact that the HP UMP have padding under all the clothes.

  • Frittoman626

    Damnit

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    This is what happens when you don’t throw a curveball, Phil. Jesus Christ.

    • poster

      He had no curveball today.

      Can’t say this downturn is completely unexpected, he was doing fucking insane. Not that he was total garbage tonight, but you know what I mean.

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

      It’s Alex Cora. No need to throw a curveball.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Even Alex Cora can catch up to a fastball if he’s seen it for an entire at bat.

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

          Phil left that one right over the plate and all Cora could do was ground it weakly to the right side. Just found a hole, it happens.

  • poster

    What a shame.

  • Dela G

    damn u cora

    eff u randy winn

  • Patrick

    Thanks Winn

  • BigBlueAL

    Really, a 2-strike hit to Cora??

    • claybeez

      Wasn’t hard hit. Just found a hole. That will happen. They were probably better of pulling him and bringing in someone fresh.

  • claybeez

    Too bad he couldn’t put Cora away. Just ran out of gas. All things considered a solid start by Phil. Still battling with command, but finding a way to fight through it.

  • JM

    I wish Hughes was able to put guys away today.

  • Accent Shallow

    I agree with whatever expletive Hughes just barked into his glove. Cora is dogshit.

    • baby carlos

      they were towards winn

  • danny

    good job by hughes. screw you winn.

  • Steve O.

    Out of all their terrible players, Alex “Ya know” Cora, gets the run in.

  • whozat

    So, how many pitchers that have been developed under Ryan’s pitch-count-less system have actually hit the majors, hmm? I’m gonna go with 0. There just hasn’t been enough time for anyone that’s begun under his watch to show up in the bigs.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      My cousin’s boyfriend asked me about this last week and I told him that we’d have to wait at least 3-4 years to see how his system works out.

      • claybeez

        I’d think more, just to see the long-term injury effect.

  • JMV

    well hopefully better luck tomm against santana
    game is pretty much over now

    • Zack

      Yeah this team never comes back. And the Mets never blow leads.

    • claybeez

      Yeah, cause the Mets pen is unstoppable…

    • Tom Zig

      Mmmmmm no. Pelfrey is out of the game. still have 7th and 8th innings + KRod to deal with.

  • Frittoman626

    Well i hope CC has a good day tomorrow, because the Yanks aren’t winning today, and they wont touch Santana tomorrow batting like this, I WISH THIS TEAM CAN PROVE ME WRONG, BUT THIS IS REALLY FUSTRATING >xO

  • Rich M

    How the hell is Dice K pitching a no hitter thru 7 against the Phils?

    • Tom Zig

      gyro ball

    • baby carlos

      great there will be nothing else on sportscenter except ESPN personalities lining up for dice k.

    • Steve O.

      Jason Varitek?

      • Tom Zig

        he is catching actually.

    • Accent Shallow

      Holy shit!

  • CNight_UP

    I sure am glad Russo got the start in left the day after he had a big night….oh wait….

  • claybeez

    Come on Park, get Castillo!

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy crap, Dice-K has a No-Hitter thru 7 innings in Philly.

  • claybeez

    Por fin!

  • Frittoman626

    I HATE THE RAYS AND RED SOX, PHILLIES SUCK TOO

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

      I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE YELLING ABOUT.

    • CNight_UP

      IT’S ANCHORMAN, NOT ANCHORLADY….AND THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!!!!

    • Steve O.

      WHY ARE WE YELLING?!?!?!

  • JohnnyC

    Cashman should have hired Towers a little earlier in the off-season. Could have used a better cross-checker than Billy Eppler.

    • Accent Shallow

      And Eppler is a bad cross checker . . . why? How do you know?

      This isn’t snark, I really want to know.

      • JohnnyC

        Billy Eppler is the Director of Pro Scouting. He’s the go-to guy on personnel decisions at the major league level.

        • Accent Shallow

          Ok, I know that. How do you know he’s bad at his job? Or is this “Eppler is ok, but Towers is better”?

  • Salty Buggah

    With the way things are going for Yanks lately, that Winn misplay will be the difference in the game.

  • claybeez

    Jeter, keep the ball rolling….and not to the SS.

  • JohnnyC

    BTW, what was with the inning-long interview of Alex Cora? And where’s the equal time for Chad Moeller?

  • BigBlueAL

    Russo trying to solidify a spot on the Yankees as more than just a temporary injury call-up.

  • FIPster Doofus

    A comeback is brewing

  • Rich M

    Can they just keep Russo and dump Winn please?

  • Tom Zig

    Fun fact: Brett Gardner has hit a HR in CitiField

    • Steve O.

      I remember that, it was against the Mets.

      /Dumb and dumber

  • baby carlos

    Dice K pitching a no hitter, Fat Papi diving for a ground ball… Philly you are doomed.

  • Frittoman626

    Please prove me wrong Yankees

  • claybeez

    No Ollie?

    • claybeez

      j/k

  • baby carlos

    Shit… I would love to see Tex make a fool of me….hope the odd are in his favor.

  • Accent Shallow

    Tex, this would be a wonderful time to remember that you’re actually an excellent hitter.

  • Frittoman626

    I know a Tex message from Mark is too much to ask for but COME ON TEX GET A HIT!!!

  • Dela G

    wow tex

  • Accent Shallow

    Well, that was unsurprising. Sheesh.

  • poster

    WTF is Tex swinging at? That ball wasn’t even close.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is becoming hilarious with Tex.

  • baby carlos

    well done Tex. Well done.

  • Drew

    May Teix was nice. ‘Im still waiting for Lefty Teix though.

  • forensicnucchem

    Wow, runners on second and third with one out is their kryptonite.

    • baby carlos

      2008 again

  • Frittoman626

    LETS GO A-ROD!!! Tex is as bad as it gets, and Red Sox fans were down on Ortiz, at least Tex plays good D

  • baby carlos

    losing to the mets is like being swept by KC.

  • Accent Shallow

    So who’s pitch teh eight!? for the Mets? Mejia if he gets out of this? Perez? K-Rod for the two out save?

    Then again, the Yankees’ lineup post-Swisher is pretty subpar.

    • baby carlos

      sub par – too kind

  • Frittoman626

    How bad would it B if Matsuzaka gets a no-hitter, we wont here enough of this, plus Varitek is catching

    • Rich M

      Just lost the no hitter

    • baby carlos

      no hitter gone

  • Accent Shallow

    Literally the worst breaking ball I’ve ever seen.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Juan Castro just ended Dice-K’s no-no with two outs in the eighth. Good.

  • Frittoman626

    Good job Castro

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fuck. That was their best chance. Goddammit.

  • poster

    This game sucks balls.

  • Dela G

    wow

  • claybeez

    That sucked.

  • Salty Buggah

    Apparently A-Jax just got hit in the face with a fastball.

    • Zack

      Ouch. Hope he is ok.

  • JM

    Game.

  • baby carlos

    Meja just ended the Yankees chances to win… what is their percentage now, anyone know.

    • Frittoman626

      5% percent the Yankees win, god i hate Bay ever since he was in Boston

      • baby carlos

        Thank you kindly. Couldn’t find the percentages…

        And hated Bay when he was with Pittsburgh. Thankfully the Yankees didn’t get him.

  • Tom Zig

    I can’t wait for the real A-rod and Tex to come back

    • FIPster Doofus

      I think A-Rod’s been pretty damn good. Tex, on the other hand…

      • Tom Zig

        i stand corrected on A-rod. Im just frustrated

  • Frittoman626

    I really hate the Yankees these last 2 weeks, I know they’re in a slump, but this is rediculous

    • Dela G

      per mike: 49 runs in the past 8 games…

      • baby carlos

        so what… split with Boston, lost 2 to the rays, so far split with the Mets, lost 3 or 4 to Detroit, blew the sweep to the Twins…

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

          And they still have the second best record in the league. Amazing.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            DOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              Also, the Rays, the bestest team ever in the history of ever, split with the Royals and blew a sweep of the Astros. It’s called baseball.

        • Frittoman626

          Thats not bad, are you on crack

  • ZZ

    All those posters that destroyed that person (dkidd?) last night getting on Tex are beginning to look rather silly now.

    And they are going to continue to be.

    Those 2 great games in May that Tex had are only going to mask his terrible overall performance in this month for so long.

    • baby carlos

      um apparently you don’t understand the rules of this blog. career numbers always are the answer, so is small sample, it is a long season, and most important, if you complain about Tex, you are whining.

      • ZZ

        The most ironic part is that people were citing statistical “evidence” and inferring that the statistics do not lie.

        But it was just a complete misuse of statistics.

      • poster

        Dude you’re an asshole. Sorry, you’re going to lambast me for this, but it kind of had to be said.

        • lurker

          so ZZ is an asshole for posting insightful comments that you disagree with? your comment indicates that you have been so thoroughly dominated by his analysis you have no reply other than to call him an asshole. basically, you’re worthless at this point.

          • poster

            You know why you’re worthless? You thought I was responding to ZZ. Also, your logic is totally ridiculous. Because I call someone an asshole in no way implies I was sominated by an analysis. It merely means I think that person did something asinine, and thus worthy of the “title”.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Ehh. I’m not the least bit worried about Tex. Frustrated? Yes. But he’ll get on track.

    • dygg

      His name was dygg. It’s ok though, he’s a jerk most of the time anyway.

  • baby carlos

    jason bay 4-4…. Pelfrey – cy young.

    good grief

  • Patrick

    scutaro the midget

  • Carlosologist

    Thank you Juan Castro of the Phillies! If Dice-BB threw a no-hitter I would never hear the end of it from one annoying Sox fan at my school.

  • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

    Mejia’s 20 years old! How could he possibly have any sort of presence of mind …

  • Steve O.

    What’s all this with Hughes not being able to put hitters away? He had 7 strikeouts. I know he hasn’t looked as sharp, but still, he’s been throwing well.

  • forensicnucchem

    There aren’t many things that are more annoying than Kevin Millar calling Red Sox highlights.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Just got home, looked at the score, looked at several of the last comments here, wasn’t surprised.

    • Carlosologist

      Did you know Dice-K was four outs away from a no-hitter?

    • Tom Zig

      its too frustrating.

    • BigBlueAL

      I always say as long as the frustration is just with the game that day/night and you dont go overboard with doomsday, season is over comments its OK to vent a bit.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Oh, totally agreed. I’ve seen sooooo many “we’re DOOOOOOMED and not that good” type comments though.

      • poster

        This is fine.

  • baby carlos

    joke

  • poster

    I’m calling it, this game is over.

    This game sucked. The offense has just looked like shit for the past two days.

    • Steve O.

      /obvious’d

      • poster

        Yeah, I guess.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pagan with his 2nd lucky-ass hit w/2 outs and a runner on 2nd base. Yanks just arent meant to win this game tonight it seems.

  • Frittoman626

    Fuck this game, fuck the Mets, Rays, and Sox, im just going to watch Star Wars on spike, c yall later

    • Tom Zig

      drink every time you see an alien

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice range, Brett!

    /silver lining’d

  • baby carlos

    anyone remember when the last time the yankees threw out a runner stealing second

    • poster

      Yesterday.

    • Rich M

      Last Night?

    • forensicnucchem

      Um, last night.

    • BigBlueAL

      Cervelli from his knees last night. That SB was all on Park, Bay was running before CHP even delivered the pitch.

    • Tom Zig

      lol

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

      Yesterday. Cervelli. From his knees.

      • baby carlos

        thank you all kindly. did not know that.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          lol owned

          • baby carlos

            how is that owned. that was stupid.

            • poster

              She wrote lol. It was a joke.

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              I thought it was funny that you were like “aaah we’re so bad when was the last time we threw someone out” when it happened last night.

              • baby carlos

                ahh, didn’t think sense of humor was permitted in here. no one seems to have it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Comeback starts now!

    /still optimistic

    • Carlosologist

      Boone Logan is warming, so if the game is tied, the Mets will get a lead once again.

      /Devil’s advocate’d

  • forensicnucchem

    Everyone thinks Winn is a sure thing for first DFA of the season, but Park could really give him a run for his money considering the organization’s greater potential depth for relievers over the depth for outfielders.

    • Steve O.

      Park will be a key part of the bullpen throughout the season and the playoffs. Write it down. If anyone is getting DFA’d it will be Logan.

      • forensicnucchem

        Logan won’t be DFA’d, he still has options to go to AAA.

  • baby carlos

    boone logan warming… might as well say Girardi concedes.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gotta admit, Yankees never go down w/o a fight offensively at the least.

  • BigBlueAL

    Thames to pinch-hit for the pitcher??

  • forensicnucchem

    Cano = clogging up the bases :-)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ugh. Makes me wish Posada was available. Or Pena had at least some power.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Not like they’re really burning Thames, though, since he can’t play the field.

  • Tom Zig

    it’s gonna come back to Tex and you know what he’ll do?? Strike out, but Barajas will make a 4 base error.

  • BigBlueAL

    I hate that, wasting 2 players for 1 at-bat and leaving you really short now on the bench.

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

      I’m fine with it in this spot.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah turned out great. I would have rather used Thames and had Miranda pinch-hit for Russo although Miranda K’ing makes it moot either way I guess.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nieve made Miranda look childish on that.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And the rest of the AB, haha.

  • cuponoodles

    Another doozie from Chan Ho ‘1 ER per appearance’ Park?

    Can we say : I can not keep it close?

    Aceves for the win, por favor?!?!?!

  • forensicnucchem

    I really hope Thames was just a decoy there and he still can’t play. I do not want to see him tomorrow against Santana. His numbers are scary bad against him (4-34, 13 K’s).

  • danny

    please just hit the ball.

  • poster

    That was an absolutely atrocious at bat. Wow.

  • ZZ

    Rather generous on the outside corners right now blue.

  • danny

    NL just confused me for 2 sceonds there

  • baby carlos

    wow bases loaded with no outs… not hopeful

    • baby carlos

      decent ab by russo

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Clutch K Russo C’mon!

  • BigBlueAL

    Russo fighting back to get the count to 3-2.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Russo clearly attends the Nick Johnson School of Hitting.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Psht, that’s not real baseball…

      /way too many people’d

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

    Kevin Russo’s a man. He’s 40.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Tex remains amazing in the field.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Major reply fail. wtf

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Should be ball 5

    and the game should be 5-3

    Thanks Miranda….

  • ZZ

    Really nice ab for Russo.

  • poster

    That was a freaking AWESOME AB by Russo. Makes up for the bad Miranda AB.

  • BigBlueAL

    When is Russo’s Yankeeography!?!?! lol

  • forensicnucchem

    Somebody tell Cano that a walk with the bases loaded means you advance a base…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    OH SHIT! McCarver called Russo gritty! He’s on his way now!

    • forensicnucchem

      ietc

  • dygg

    Total man-crush on Kevin Russo!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    K-Rod? Bring in Mo to hit!!!!

  • baby carlos

    ewww K Rod – almost as big a douche as that reliever from Detroit.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Which means it will be all the more sweet when the Yankees blow it open.

  • Carlosologist

    This game belongs to the Yanks; Manuel’s bringing K-Rod in for a five out save.

  • YankeeScribe

    Gritty atbat

  • Patrick

    Jeter needs to avoid GBDP

  • Tom Zig

    K-rod for the 5 outter? interesting

  • forensicnucchem

    Talk about managing for your job…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy shit, look at that gap in LCF. If ever there was a time to pull the ball, Derek, it’s now.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I guess I asked for it, huh?

      Alright, Brett. Come up big.

    • forensicnucchem

      That double to the gap he had the other night would look very nice there.

      • forensicnucchem

        Or, just another easy groundout.

    • Carlosologist

      The Mets are lucky Jeter didn’t pull it or else it would most likely have been a three run triple.

  • poster

    That was a killer split.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    This game was so frustrating. Swisher can’t catch an easy and so can’t Winn.

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

      I don’t remember Swisher dropping anything.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I think he means the foul ball that Swisher didn’t get to.

        • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

          The easy fly ball that was a foul that Cano almost got to.

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

            The one that landed in the stands?

            • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

              It landed on the tarp. Cano almost caught it.

  • poster

    Not the worst thing in the world. Not at all. At least down by 2 we have a shot in the ninth.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I’ll take it but Jetes has to stop hitting groudners.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Jeter really tried to GIDP there, heh.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Double steal?

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

      Too risky.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Bingo. Not w/the tying run at first.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Jeter has been my favorite Yankee since he was called up. But this year he has made me scream at him more than his whole career.

  • Carlosologist

    What the hell does K-Rod do after a pitch? Does he fall off the mound or something?

  • V

    Gardner has been utterly awful today. Awful.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Alright, well, at least they’ve got 3-4-5 in the top of the ninth. It’s doable.

    • forensicnucchem

      You mean 4-5 with one out in the ninth.

      /frustration’d

      • forensicnucchem

        Yikes, and Tex is 2-20 and A-rod is 1-15 against K-Rod, each with 9 K’s.

        Please start the improvement to the average now…

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

        I laughed.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
  • Mike HC

    Damn. One more there would have been nice

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Can our real offense step up? It’s the Mutts.

  • baby carlos

    Joe needs to pinch hit for Tex in the ninth. The way he is swinging tonight, KRod will make him look foolish.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Smart idea.

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

    Gardner and Tex are 2 for their last 35.

    • V

      ARod could be hitting .500 and wouldn’t be getting many RBIs.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yikes.

    • BigBlueAL

      Even worse is that during those at-bats they are hitting 2nd and 3rd in the lineup.

      • JohnnyC

        This.

  • JM

    No hits with the bases loaded with no outs. That REALLY screws you over, but at least they got SOMETHING compared to their other situations this game, other than Cervelli’s lucky hit.

  • forensicnucchem

    I usually hate off days, but the one on Monday seems like it’s coming at a good time. Just seems like some guys are dragging and others need to clear their heads and get a day away from the park.

  • JohnnyC

    And here I’ve always thought speed never goes into a slump.

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

    Three more hitless at-bats, and Gardner will be hitting under .300. That didn’t last very long.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Swisher to second?

      • FIPster Doofus

        That seems like the logical course of action. He’s a consistent on-base guy. I miss Nick Johnson, though.

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

        Yep. Like yesterday.

  • baby carlos

    in the boxscore where they keep person LOB – yankees have 21.

    11 as a team and are 2-12 with RISP.

    Tex can’t hit but holy fuck, a monster on defense.

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

    Haha, thanks Jose.

  • ZZ

    WTH is Reyes thinking?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Mitre is like our best reliever.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    What was Reyes thinking? Jesus.

  • Carlosologist

    Lol at Reyes.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Reyes… why did you do that? Thanks, though

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Because he’s the most exciting player in baseball!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Was Tex just late on an 89 MPH pitch?

    • V

      Yes. Wow.

  • V

    Wow. Teixeira couldn’t hit Moyer right now.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Tex is killing me. Can’t hit an 89 mph fastball.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Man, that was ugly.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Changeups just kill Tex. Man, what an awful night for him.

  • V

    You know… Teix… do me a favor and never swing the bat again. I’d rather you take a couple extra pitches than do… that.

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

    Thanks for coming, Tex.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Texy, babe? I love you but you’re killin’ me.

  • baby carlos

    wasn’t even close. ugh

  • Carlosologist

    Who does Tex think he is? David Wright?

    /bad joke’d

  • ZZ

    Tex is almost comically bad this season on outside pitches.

    I am not sure why any pitcher would throw anything inside to him at this point.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    So it looks like 2 of the 3 members of the offense with a pulse will save the day here.

  • poster

    K-Rod is locating too well. They’re not coming back in this one.

    • poster

      …Though A-Rod would beg to differ.

  • DJ

    Tex needs to sit down. He is hurting the team at the plate. He’s only valuable in the field right now.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Shit, A-Rod was late on that one, too.

    • BigBlueAL

      Arod was guessing off-speed for sure though.

  • FIPster Doofus

    A-Rod is awesome.

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

    Yay Alex.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s go clutch.

  • Carlosologist

    Does Cano tie it? I think so.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Haha, wright definitely got some dirt up the nose.

  • dygg

    There we go!

  • V

    So… April Cano… feel free to show up again… please?

    Ugh.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    It’s up to you now, Swish. Do it, buddy.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    So it’s a lucky Cerv or game.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Alright, keeps the line moving. Come on, Frankie!

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher’s bicep is healthy.

  • Carlosologist

    Frankie, it’s up to you.

  • V

    Unless Cervelli hits a monster double or better, this game is over. Pitcher spot after Cervelli, and our bench is… Ramiro Pena and Chad Moeller.

    • forensicnucchem

      PH Sabathia!!!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Man after Swish the lineup sucks.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cervelli Smash?

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh man if the pitcher’s spot comes up, who will pinch-hit Pena????

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

      CC!

      • V

        Rofl.

      • dygg

        Mo!

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

    Know what sucks? The pitcher’s spot is due up next.

    • BigBlueAL

      Id hit with Sabathia. lol

      BTW now you know why I hated wasting Thames in that at-bat last inning.

    • Tom Zig

      stupid NL

    • Lex

      Just send up CC, he can’t be worse then Tex at this point.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      But double switches! So much strategy! It’s intense!

  • Dela G

    maybe they put in CC for the pitcher’s spot?

  • poster

    This game really sucked on all levels.

  • V

    Wow.

    I really need to stop watching this team until they get healthy. This is just depressing.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Sign of a great fan.

      • V

        Thanks.

        I haven’t missed a game in three years.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          If you made it through 2008, you can make it through this.

          • V

            I’m much much much busier at work this year ;-)

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              Heh.

              Seriously, though, how can you bail out on the team just because they’re going through rough times?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Blaaaah. Oh well. Do it tomorrow, CC.

  • baby carlos

    well done boys… jason bay and mike pelfrey = schooled the yankees.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Those two are good players. They’re not exactly Jeff Francoeur and Ollie Perez.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Bay just murders us. He did it with the Sox, too, at least early on last year during the 0-8 stretch. Yeah, it would have been hilarious to see the Sox give him way too much money for way too many years, but I’m pretty glad we only have to see him six times a year as opposed to eighteen.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I hate K Rod.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This game sucked balls.

  • forensicnucchem

    It always feels more frustrating when they get the tying run on base…

    Although it is entertaining that it seems like the Mets feel like they just won the World Series.

  • Carlosologist

    Oh well. Tomorrow, will be the day. CC’s on the mound and they’ll be going up against a shell of the former Johan.

    • V

      The guy the Yankees almost traded for vs. the reason the Yankees didn’t trade for him, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I can’t wait for the progression/regression to the mean with RISP.

    • Tom Zig

      I can’t wait for Tex to get over the suck

      • poster

        I can’t wait for Jesus to come back.

        /Optimism to the ultimate extreme’d

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees will score 10 runs on Santana tom night.

    • JM

      They better and CC better give up 3 or less runs through 7.

  • bonestock94

    Those injuries were glaring tonight. Oh well, can’t feel too bad with that pitching performance from them.

    • Patrick

      let’s stop with the injury excuse-if Jeter-Gardner-Tex do their job– they win.

      • bonestock94

        Gardner did his job, great defense. Offensively he’s probably regressing to what we were expecting. Tex and Jeter are in a slump, probably not as glaring if we had three of our key hitters playing.

      • bonestock94

        Besides, the Mets pitched a great game can’t take that away from them.

  • bonestock94

    I hope tomorrow’s game goes like last year’s lol. Winning by a double digit margin would feel good.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      With this lineup it would feel orgasmic!

      • poster

        Geez. We’ve had two bad games in a row, we’re really a damn good lineup.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Yep. Eventually we’ll get that hitting and pitching thing going at the same time, like what happened in most of April. And then – really, watch the hell out AL.

  • JM

    Anyone have a stat on the Yankees avg. w/RISP for today and for the past week or a way I can find this out?

  • http://twitter.com/nebkreb Total Domination

    I think Girardi has to shake the lineup up tomorrow. Move people around. Move Tex down in the order, move Cano or Swisher up. Switch Jeter and Gardner. Do something.

    Also: Kevin Russo is our starting LF until Granderson returns. Winn can’t hit, run and as this game exemplified, play defense

  • JohnnyC

    Girardi sounds pissed in the press conference right now…as he should be.