May
17

Burnett melts down as Yanks lose sixth straight

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Score some runs early, cough them up when the starting pitcher melts down in the middle innings. We might as well have watched a replay of Sunday night’s game. The Rays scored more than five runs at home for the first time all season en route to handing the Yankees their sixth consecutive loss on Monday, the longest losing streak of the Joe Girardi era.

(AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Burnett Coughs It Up

Good A.J. was around early on. Burnett stormed through the first five innings of the game on just 59 pitches, the only real blemish a solo homer by Johnny Damon. Meh, fourth inning solo shots happen, nothing to get to worked up over. Given his success at Tropicana Field (11 starts, 2.09 ERA, 3.24 FIP) and Tampa’s early season struggles at home (.223/.287/.391 in 22 games), I started to feel a little good about this one. Oh how wrong I was.

(AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

John Jaso (.290 wOBA) doubled into the right field corner to lead off the sixth. Sam Fuld (.291 wOBA) followed that up by looping his third career homer over the fence in right to cut the lead to 5-3. Alright fine, that sucks but the game is still very winnable. Ben Zobrist and Johnny Damon followed with a pair of outs, so the Yankees were still in fine shape. Then Evan Longoria reaches on an infield single. Then he moves to second on a wild pitch. Then Matt Joyce singles him in. Then Joyce goes to second on another wild pitch. Then B.J. Upton yanks one into the left field seats for a go-ahead two run homer. All with two outs. Bye lead, nice knowing you.

Part of me understands leaving Burnett in because hey, his pitch count was still low (just 88 even after Upton’s homer) and the bullpen was short because of Rafael Soriano‘s barking elbow and David Robertson having thrown 30-something pitches the night before, but the other part of me says you have to cut A.J.’s meltdowns off before they have a chance to blossom. My perfect 20-20 hindsight says he should have been lifted after Longoria reached base, once the tying run was at the plate. As it usually is with Burnett, the early innings were too good to be true.

For my next trick... (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

The Best Player In The American League*

We’re running out of things to say about Curtis Granderson. His three-run homer off David Price in the the fifth inning was his 14th of the season, two more than any MLBer not named Jose Bautista, and already his seventh off a left-hander. Keep in mind that he’d never hit more than five homers off lefties in any season of his career until this one, and it’s only May 17th. Grandy leads the team in almost every significant category, and it’s not hyperbole to call him the best all-around player in the AL* right now.

Five & Fly

The Yankees pushed five runs across in the first five innings of this game, getting to Price for all of them. What happens next? Just one Yankee reached base the rest of the game, a span of 15 batters. Eduardo Nunez had the best at-bat of that stretch, a ten-pitch battle with Joel Peralta to lead off the seventh. He didn’t reach base, but getting ten pitches out of Peralta when Joe Maddon was obviously ready to use him for two innings was pretty big. But, of course, the next two batters were retired on three total pitches and Peralta cruised through the heart of the order in the eighth on ten pitches.

For years, decades even, the Yankees’ mantra has been wear down the opposing starter and go to town on the weak middle relief. For whatever reason, that just isn’t happening this season. Coming into this game, the Bombers had a 135 OPS+ in the first three innings, a 114 OPS+ in the middle three, and just a 106 OPS+ in the final three. Yes, 106 is still better than average, but that’s not what the Yankees do. They’re supposed to come to life against the relievers, not tail off. Tonight was just a microcosm of the season; out came the starter and away went the bats.

We all need a hug, Frankie. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Leftovers

Shall we recap the non-Granderson offense? We shall. Derek Jeter went 0-for-3 with a walk and now has five singles, two walks, and a hit-by-pitch since his two homer game over a week ago. Mark Teixeira went hitless in four at-bats and has six singles in 32 plate appearances over the last week or so. Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and has seven hits in his last ten games. Robinson Cano singled twice, but saw a total of nine pitches in four at-bats. His 3.16 pitches seen per plate appearance ranks 188th out of 191 qualified batters. Nick Swisher singled and has actually hit in eight of his last nine games, but none of those games feature multiple hits. Russell Martin‘s two hits mean he’s reached base eight times in the last five games, so that’s cool. Eduardo Nunez’s single drove in the first two runs of the games, so that was pretty cool too. He later committed a throwing error, which is to be expected.

I saw some questioning the decision to pinch-hit Brett Gardner for Andruw Jones in the ninth, citing Andruw’s career numbers against Farnsworth (5-for-17 with two homers), but those numbers almost all come from their Braves-Cubs days. They’ve squared off a total of three times since 2004, and Jones hasn’t reached base against him since 2003. Gardner’s been the second best hitter on the team lately, so I say go with the hot hand.

I have this new throwing program. You probably haven't heard of it. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Boy, it sure was fun watching Tampa’s $4.15M setup man/closer combo retire all nine men they faced in a one run game while the Yankees’ $10M setup guy sat on the sidelines with a sore elbow, having not had a clean inning since Opening Day, wasn’t it? The next multi-year deal given to a non-Mariano Rivera reliever that works out will be the first.

The six game losing streak is, like I said, the longest of the Girardi era, and the Yankees’ longest streak since dropping seven in a row in April 2007. They’ve also lost ten of their last 13 games, and if you want to go back to last year, the Yanks are just 51-49 in their last hundred games (56-53 if you count the postseason). It’s not all Cliff Lee’s fault, folks.

As for the happy news, it was great to see Ken Singleton back in the booth, though of course we all pass along our condolences to his family again. Missed ya, Kenny.

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Up Next

It’s just a two game series, so these two teams will wrap things upon Tuesday when Ivan Nova takes on Jamie Shields. If you decide to take a mental health day away from baseball, I wouldn’t blame you.

* Non-Bautista Division. That guy is on another planet.

Categories : Game Stories
  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

    “* Non-Bautista Division. That guy is on another planet.” this is a very, very important distinction

  • bakekrukow412

    I wish we had Bautista :/

    • pat

      He’s only on pace for about15 or 16 WAR. Pretty normal.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        He’s going to cool off somewhat eventually. No way he’s this locked in for the whole year.

        • bakekrukow412

          He was last year…..

          • Evan in NYC

            2010: .260/.378/.617
            2011: .370/.516/.849

            Locked in last year, absolutely but not to this degree. He’s just been an absolute animal. No way he sustains this over the course of an entire season. At least, I hope not…

      • bakekrukow412

        That’s more than Bonds in 2001. In other words, that’s absurd. What the heck is he eating?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      I hate Jose Bautista more than any guy wearing a red sock on his uniform… it’s just getting stupid right now.

      • Avi

        Call me cynical but I have a very hard time believing he’s doing it legitimately. I mean when was the last time we saw a guy with the same career developmental path as Bautista’s?

        • bakekrukow412

          Granderson.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Not really.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    FIRE GIRARDI!

    I’m starting it up again…

  • FIPster Doofus

    That Cervelli/Posada pic is hilarious.

    • Michael Scott

      a father and son moment

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Man, Jorge looks really really old in that picture with Cervelli.

    Oh and also, FIRE GIRARDI!

  • grandy man

    its simple until joe and cash and the rest of the yanks personell realize they need to stop worrying about who been on the team the longest and all this crap and bench posada for good and bring up jesus for a spark to the offense and to put jeter in the 8th or 9th spot. if this way any other organization they would of done this but since joe and them want to be so damn loyal to these overrated old washed up has-beens then yankees will continue to suck . as much as i love jeter and jorge at the end of the day its about winning to me not their feelings. yankees need to stop paying players into their 40s because its hurting us big time. yankees need a spark on offense and i believe montero could bring that. watching this offense makes me throw sh*t at the tv every game. and we dont pick up some starting pitching be4 the dead-line buckle up yanks fans its gonna be a LONG season. i understand teams go through slides like this but honestly counting on old ass players to help out of this you sort of lose hope. t

    • bakekrukow412

      It’s not just Jeter and Jorge. Teixeira, Swisher, Cano, A-Rod, all of a sudden they all suck.

      • FIPster Doofus

        A-Rod is probably the biggest problem in the lineup right now, honestly. He’s just terrible. I don’t expect it to last, but still.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    This game had so much promise that I expected to see them lose =(

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    At least AJ pitched better than Vin Mazzaro

    2.1IP 11H 14ER 14R 3BB 2SO 1HR

    • Zack

      Wasn’t he the guy we only got two runs despite hitting him 11 times?

  • Zack

    Girardi cost us this one. When the score was 5-4, that is when A.J. should have been taken out.
    Instead he leaves him in there to implode yet again. This team is not going to make it to the post season. They don’t have the pitchting nor the hitters period.

    • BigTimeBartolo

      FIRE GIRARDI!

    • Tim

      “They don’t have the pitchting nor the hitters period”

      And that’s clearly Girardi’s fault.

  • mike c

    mike I know you root against soriano and have a deep dislike of the man… but do you seriously wish we had farnsworth on the team? don’t get crazy now

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

      Oh hell no, I want no part of Farnsworth.

      • mike c

        maybe I misread your point there… when I saw farnsworth coming in for the 9th I actually felt very confident that the yankees would find a way to win the game

  • pat

    This team needs a locker room brawl. Stir the drink, baby.

    • 101010

      I’m putting money on whatever side CC is on. Although I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of AJ either. He seems pretty nuts.

  • Neil

    Nunez a 10 pitch AB followed by Jeter first pitch swinging. Did he have somewhere to go?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Retirement

      • bakekrukow412

        Not until Nunez can play a game without an error.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          By the time Jeter retires, Hanley Ramirez will be a free agent.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Hanley might be an outfielder by then.

    • pat

      I heard he was hosting an advance screening of Kung Fu Panda 2 at Jeetopia.

  • dkidd

    glad i missed this one

    amazing how desperate things can get in the course of a week. feels like the world is ending

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattpat11 Mattpat11

    I still say the Tom Gordon deal worked out very well.

  • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    I hate to sound like Cashman right now but patience is probably the antidote for this team right now. This is what happens when 4 of your best hitters on the team go into a slump at the same time. AJ looked great early on but you have to expect he has one of these starts every once and a while, overall AJ has been fantastic this year. I know it sucks to watch, trust me, I went to 3 of the last 6 games. Things always have a way of straightening themselves out eventually. Whether its Montero being called up or the guys who are getting paid to hit come around. I would bet on the latter happening before the former. Hang in there Yankee fans, like Mike said in the game recap yesterday, the team isn’t as bad as they appear right now.

    • FIPster Doofus

      We’re on the same wavelength.

    • Cuso

      yeah, i’m with you. i think you posted that while I was typing mine. Feel the same way.

      And though I think Swisher is going to have a terrible year regardless of his effort, Tex and A-Rod both need to figure it out and have big June-Octobers.

  • Cuso

    I understand the frustration with Burnett & Garcia the last two nights, but that’s going to happen.

    There are guys on this team that need to hit, period.

    This staff isn’t built to carry seven .240 hitters with no pop.

    The offense can’t score 5 runs in 4 innings and then take the night off.

    The above-average start by the pitching staff masked the offense basically stinking up the joint. Tex hit a few 3-run dingers the first week in April to silence critics. A-Rod looked like he was 28 years-old from February 25-April 15th. And then….?

    And then nothing. Flashes of brilliance lead every talking head to pontificate in post-game that these guys are “breaking out of it.” Then the aforementioned go 0-3 for a walk the next day.

    If A-Rod & Tex are satisfied with “getting to”.275/30/120, this team is going nowhere.

    They could both get those numbers and the team could lose 75-78 games.

    In my opinion, “decent” 2011s are unacceptable follow-ups to “decent” 2010s.

    • Greg

      If you had told me before Sunday that we would score 5 on a night Lester started and 5 on a night that Price started I would have taken it in a heartbeat. Too bad we don’t have any starters, outside of CC (and he has obviously been questionable lately) that I am confident can lock down a good opponent on a given night.

  • nicholas

    JETER: suxs and needs to be moved..nunez bat may look a little bit better but his D is horrible. idk whats worse him or chuck knoblach when he couldnt throw to first

    GRANDERSON: what can you say hes our team mvp so far without him we would sux more then we already do

    TEX: i love his glove but i think hes a tad bit overrated as a hitter. we r going to regret giving him such a long commitment in a few yrs

    AROD: even though he looks like complete crap he was tearing it up before his injury. he should be fine. he may need a day off and work with k-long(actually k-long is gonna be a busy man)

    CANO: HES STRUGGLIN A BIT HE WILL BE FINE LAST PLAYER I WORRY ABOUT

    SWISH: I WAS NEVER A BIG SWISH FAN WITH HIS BAT FOR SOME ODD REASON I DO LOVE HIS PERSONALITY BUT IM NERVOUS BOUT HIM. HE LOOKS LIKE THE YEAR IN CHICAGO LETS HOPE N PRAY HE BREAKS OUT.

    POSADA: HAHA HE IS DONE. HE NEEDS TO JUST RETIRE. TIME FOR MONTERO TO BRING LIFE IN THE YANKS

    GARDY: I LIKE HIM..HES CHEAP AND HAS A GOOD GLOVE BUT THE FACT HE CANT BUNT PISSES ME OFF TONS..LIKE COME ON MAN THIS IS THE BIGS AND YOUR NOT A POWER HITTER LEARN TO BUNT

    MARTIN: HES BEEN STRUGGLIN BUT I LIKE HIM AND NOT WORRIED. CATCHERS FIRST PRIORITY IS THE PITCHING STAFF AND HE DOES A GOOD JOB WITH EM.

    BULLPEN: I ONLY TRUST MO AND ROBERTSON. IF ROBERTSON COULD BE LESS WILD THO HE WOULD BE INSANELY GOOD. EVERYONE ELSE I DONT HAVE REALLY CONFIDENCE IN. JOBA TOO ME NEEDS A FRESH START AND I HOPE HE GETS IT I LIKE HIM AS A PERSON.

    STARTING PITCHING: ONLY PITCHER I TRUST IS CC EVEN THO HE BEEN IN A LIL FUNK. WHOEVER THOUGHT GARCIA WAS A 2 SOMETHING ERA PITCHER PROLLY STARTED WATCHING BASEBALL THIS YEAR. COLON I THINK CAN BE A LOW 4 ERA PITCHER IF HE CAN STAY HEALTHY. AJ IS WHAT HE IS UP AND DOWN MORE DOWN THEN UP. NOVA I THINK HE MORE OF A LONG MAN.

    PRETTY MUCH WE NEED TO SUM HOW FIND A GOOD DECENT SP PITCHER BE4 DEADLINE IF WE WANT TO COMPETE FOR A WILD CARD SPOT. OUR BATS WERE SUPPOSED TO CARRY OUR TEAM UNTIL DEADLINE BEFORE WE GRABBED SOME SP AND WELL THEY ARE NOT DOIN THERE JOBS. ALL WE CAN DO AS FANS AND JUST KEEP ROOTING AND SUPPORTING AND HOPE CASH CAN FIND US SOME HELP BEFORE THE TRADE DEADLINE

    • tut

      Yeah, what he said.

    • bakekrukow412

      Did you ever read the commenting guidelines?

    • http://facebook.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

      Were you yelling the entire time while writing this post?

      LOUD NOISES!!!!

      oh and its sucks* not sux

    • special kid

      sell the team to mark cuban

    • It’sATarp

      So like i kinda read what you wrote and i will say, you make some sense, at least more than the other crazy ppl here. Just don’t write in all Caps…please

      • special kid

        its just a mistake, give him a break…. if you really want you can copy paste it to wordpad and remove caps…….

        • It’sATarp

          i’m giving him the benefit of the doubt, he isn’t being totally irrational. CAP lock just makes everything worse lol

    • The BIG 3

      HaHa! That is the abridged version of every post written here for the past week.

  • special kid

    bring up montero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCKS SAKE!

    • special kid

      ive had enogh. sell the team to mark cuban because he cares about his team. steinbreinner brats only see money, like this $_$ . fucks sake…..

  • Gonzo

    This team is an odd bird right now. I really have no freaking clue what to expect from here on out.

  • Dino Velvet

    When do the sharks reporters start asking Girardi if his job is in jeopardy?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Piniella?

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      When they run out of other storylines to write about?

  • Monteroisdinero

    This season has the makings of a Titanic voyage.

    Highlights: 1) Jeter and 3,000 hits
    2) Granderson career high 42 HR’s
    3) Development of Montero as a major leaguer

    Lowlights: 1) Checked commenting guidelines-post would be too long.

    • David, Jr.

      No. You don’t want to develop Montero as a major leaguer. You want to watch a 39 yr old completely washed up guy who is at DH pursue the Mendoza Line. It will be exciting.

  • Buck

    Soriano really takes not pitching against AL East teams seriously, huh? Convenient his elbow acted up as they were about to play the Sawx and Rays!

  • LarryM.,Fl.

    Its as evident as the nose on our face but the code word is transition. Yes, in my mind the transition from the championship years is in gear.

    The key factors are lack of SP. CC and AJ are our only true starting pitchers. Only on a heavy SP staff could you have Nova in the rotation to learn his trade. If you add Colon ad Freddie, two guys who could breakdown on their next start and even in the Yankee minds are short term rentals. Without Arod, Tex and Cano hitting and driving in runs, we have no offense. The defense should be better but our infield defensive replacement can’t throw to first base. Girardi has to make decisions with the pitching that he would not make with a normal/healthy functioning bullpen. Our bullpen is showing signs of being overworked, already.

    I have not given up on the season but a couple of changes could be implemented with Montero and Brachman being called up. Forget retreads or guys who played in Japan or Korea there is a reason that they played there. Bring up our AAA and AA kids give them a taste of it. This is the year to prepare without bailing out on the season.

    Felix Lopez, Yankee senior VP and son-in-law of one of the girls is making baseball and medical decisions. I like to see his baseball resume even his life saving badge from the boy scouts.

    Cashman must make a command decision on the present play and start a youth movement. It won’t hurt the club.

    • Greg

      Agree entirely with this post. Do people seriously think the Yanks are contenders with our 2 – 5 guys in the rotation? People can bitch about the offense all they want but in the end the difference between the good teams is all about the pitching, especially the starters, and right now ours does not stack up against the Sox and Rays.

  • Mike

    Yeah its Giradis fault that he has to deal with a BITCH Quiter in Posada . .and an OLD pridefull short stop that couldn’t hit water if he fell off a boat !.

    THe dude won a world series 2 years ago and took us to a penant last year ! . I give Joe even more credit dealing with this bullshit pre madonna team.

    Look at our SHITTY TEAM . .not the manager

    • the Other Steve S.

      WTF is a pre madonna team? A Pat Benatar team?

      • Mike

        LOL you get the point

      • dalelama

        Literacy isn’t a prerequisite for RAB participation…LOL

        • Bob Stone

          That is very evident here today.

      • Michael Scott

        lol

      • Dale Mohorcic

        That pat beneath comment made me forget this last week of baseball for a minute. Very funny.

      • Dale Mohorcic

        That pat benetar comment made me forget this last week of baseball for a minute. Very funny.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    This is all some bullshit conspiracy to keep Mo from getting the all time saves record.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Obviously, like Montero in AAA, our vets are bored by spring baseball and will pick it up when they have been kicked down to an all-time low.

    /rationalization #1,001

  • jayd808

    Well there is the problem: “you have to cut A.J.’s meltdowns off before they have a chance to blossom.” Aside from the impossible demand for clairvoyance you are placing on the manager, you can’t tolerate a starting pitcher going 75-85 pitches (or less) every turn. This is going to play out like last year — three or four more starts like this and AJ will be screwing our seasonal pooch before it jumps up on our lap. Combined with a Nova/Garcia flameout, preseason nightmares are now reality. Take Soriano out of the BP and this is going nowhere fast.

    So we look to the minors for pitching help until the monster midseason trade? Never a strategy IMHO. I only hope they trade AJ because I can’t stand looking at him. Send him to Houston, pay his salary and get Bud Norris. Then we’ll have cornered 2 out of 4 MLB pitchers named “Buddy.” We can hang our hats on that accomplishment for the 2011 season — on to 2012!

    • jayd808

      Talk about amazing coincidences…I just found out Arnold Schwartzenegger’s kid is named “Buddy.” Sign him to a minor league contract when he gets into jr. high. Stunning.

    • dalelama

      So basically you are recommending doing nothing?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Is Alex Rodriguez fucking serious?

    • Steve

      Alex is having sex with hot women. give him a break

  • cr1

    Focus on Jeter and Posada as if their removal (or rejuvenation) would save the team makes sense if you are seven years old. Everyone else should be able to see that the problems, as of this month, are much more pervasive. The young guys are stinking it up as much as the wrinkly old vets. The answer to why there is only one guy on the field playing the way we want to see isn’t so easy.

  • BavarianYankee

    what an annoying loss. I blame Girardi for not pulling Burnett when it was time to do so. Burnett lost his control in the 6th inning and Girardi pulled him when it was already too late.

    • Fairweather Freddy

      who did you want him to bring in? Sanit? AJ was cruising til the 6th and he did get the next 2 out quickly after Fuld’s home run. Longoria had an infield single there and he just hung a cirveball to Upton. Bad pitch. Blame the offense for completely going to sleep after that 6th inning when they were only down by 1 run

    • Greg

      Sure, pull him after 85 pitches when he was going relatively decent……then we could read another article on how Girardi is overworking the bullpen.

  • Billy Mumphrey

    I think this team is cooked. Jeter, Posada, and A-Rod are all either injured or too old to be effective. CC and AJ are not pitching well. We have one starter hitting well. ONE! And here comes Boston, folks winners again last night. That Vin Mazzaro guy who shut us down? 14 RUNS ALLOWED TO THE INDIANS IN 2 INNINGS! 14! AND WE COULDN’T BUY A HIT! Bury this team.

    • Fairweather Freddy

      Yeah, bury this team on May 16. Yeah thats smart. Maybe you should go root for the Red Sox since the Yanks season is apparently over already. QUITTER!!!

      • Matt

        So burying them on May 16, 2008 was also dumb?

    • Clay Bellinger

      Yet you keep coming to this blog everyday to post your dumbass doom and gloom comments.

      • Fairweather Freddy

        where? show me once where I post doom and gloom, you DUMBASS!! Unlike alot of idiots that post here, I do not give up on my team in the middle of May. Go back to playing with yourself

        • Clay Bellinger

          Dude look again, I didn’t reply to your comment. I replied to Mumphreys. I don’t condone quitting either.

          • Fairweather Freddy

            Then I apologize. Looked like you were responding to my comment. It just irritates me how many of our fans write the team off when they have a bad stretch. Its only May 16, and we’re only 3 games out of first. Theres a long way to go.

            • Clay Bellinger

              Apology accepted. You came at me awfully hard there though huh?!

              I agree. It’s obnoxious to read the comments that make like the Yanks are the Mariners or something. Seems like everyone has a short term memory. The Yanks have been in worse positions in past May’s, and pulled through to win the wildcard, division, even WS.

  • Bob Stone

    Reading this thread is worse than going to a funeral.

    • Fairweather Freddy

      Real faithful fans we have heh Bob?

  • Evan in NYC

    I’ve gotta think ARod is injured at this point:

    March 31 – April 16: .385/.500/.821
    April 20 – May 16: .180/.253/.281

    I know March 31 – April 16 is an extremely small sample, but he has been hitting since the start of ST. He’s been mired in a slump for roughly a month now, with no sign of him turning it around. If he is injured, he needs to just get on the 15-day DL and get better because these 0-4 nights are not helping anyone.

    • Greg

      Or he is just getting old really fast.

  • Girardi Must Go

    Heart, soul, desire….The NY Yankees are great moments

  • aluis

    Dear Chicken Littles contrary to your beliefs the Yankee sky is not, I REPEAT NOT falling!!! It’s only May 17th and we have 123 games remaining. Now should things stay this way through August (HIGHLY DOUBTFUL) then you can have your say.

    • Matt

      Dear Aluis, you arent on the team. You have zero games remaining. The yankees dont know about you, dont care about you, dont even know you are alive.

      Now, should you ever be ON the team, then you can have your say.

      • aluis

        Neither are u A-hole so STFU!!!

  • Matt

    Down one, one out, 9th inning.

    Match up- Straight fastball pitcher vs fastball hitter, who homered, on a fastball, the night before.

    But no. Lets pitch hit a single hitter. So yanks are gonna get two hits and a stolen base (but lets not forget dude, Gardner is a horrible base stealer)?

    Girardi. Moron. Its the other way around. You pitch hit Jones for Gardner there.

    • aluis

      YOU don’t manage the team…YOU will never manage the team…so the REAL moron is Matt!