Game 62: Back for more


Fake Obama digs it.

The Yankees needed last night’s game to remind everyone that they’re still one of the best teams in baseball, capable of laying beatdowns on any team at any time, regardless of how awful they looked a few days ago. The bullpen needs work, the offense is still inconsistent, the starting pitching can still be hit or miss, but you know what? Show me a team without similar problems and I’ll show you my two bridges for sale. Here’s the lineup that will hopefully continue the onslaught against Indians’ pitching…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixiera, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Brett Gardner, LF
Frankie Cervelli, C

Bartolo Colon, SP

The weather isn’t great, but it looks like there will be enough of a window to get this game in (eventually). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Injury News: Eric Chavez has started some light hitting drills, but he has not started to run yet. That’s kinda important … There’s a chance Rafael Soriano will begin throwing this week, but nothing is set in stone. Obviously, they need him.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. jerrynyg says:

    Would be nice to get through a game without any HBP. Think it is possible?

  2. Esteban says:

    We’ll find out today if Bartolo is a tank or a soldier.

  3. Xstar7 says:

    Bartolo-mania is going to pitch a perfect game. I’m calling it right now.

  4. first time lawng time says:

    I’m still pissed that the Yankees didn’t plunk more Red Sox players. 5 HBP vs their 1.

    At least CC is good about taking care of business,

  5. Brad says:

    Nice pic…that was funny when everybody wanted a picture with that guy!

  6. first time lawng time says:

    Stupid question, but if someone gets a hit and gets out trying to stretch it into a double, does it still count toward his OBP?

  7. Crime Dog says:

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Soriano strolls back in around July and actually pitches well? And by funny I mean awesome

  8. first time lawng time says:

    If Colon were an animal, I think he’d be an armadillo.

    Hughes, a shark.

    Teixeira, a horse.

    Cano, a frog

    girardi, a monkey


    Not sure about the other players

  9. first time lawng time says:

    Hughes to the pen, get SP to replace Garcia.

  10. Cy Pettitte says:

    no roster moves? ugh

  11. Crime Dog says:

    So why the wait to put Martin on the DL?

  12. Mike HC says:

    That was a great little segment on the Yanks getting hit with the Tex and Girardi interviews

    • jerrynyg says:

      I don’t know about you, but I almost forgot about all the hit batters until I saw that. Now I’m calling for blood, so when Cabrera gets plunked he can blame the media, I guess.

      • Mike HC says:

        Yea, putting it together like that puts it in perspective real well. And that perspective is that the Yanks are getting literally, physically abused right now. Blame the media for pointing out the truth. If YES does not defend the Yanks, nobody will.

        • jerrynyg says:

          I know that taking the high road, winning games and avoiding beanball wars is the better thing to do. But, when you have teams showing absolutely no fear to throw inside to the Yankees something has to change.

          I’m hoping if the Yankees settle the score in this series, afterward we can get through a nice stretch with no more HBP crap.

  13. Greg Corcoran says:

    Hey Mike,

    I dropped an article in your River ave blues e-mail that I wrote about the Verducci effect. I’d like you to read it. I’m a medical student at Jefferson Medical College so I might have a different perspective on the issue than most.


  14. Cy Pettitte says:

    that 2 seamer is filthy, teach that to everyone on the pitching staff please (especially Hughes)

    • Mister Delaware says:

      Holy hell is it. He’ll get in trouble if he starts it too close to the corner but if he’s spotting like this all game, its going to be a good one.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      Just imagine if Mo had that. He could break his cutters to the left and his 2-seam back to the right. It would be even more unfair than he already is.

  15. Xstar7 says:

    Bartolo looks dirty so far.

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow this is just insane pitching, he’s on another level when he’s throwing like this.

  17. Xstar7 says:

    There goes the perfect game. Le sigh

  18. Esteban says:

    xStar-7, sorry for your loss. (on the perfect game prediction).

  19. Mister Delaware says:

    This is whiffle-ball-esque.

  20. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Indians remembering the Colon they used to have.

  21. Pat D says:

    I’m guessing Talbot’s FIP and xFIP are worse than his ERA, just by looking at those stats.

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    anyone still think Jeter gets 3000 at home?

  23. Esteban says:

    ARod’s HR yesterday looked so effortless. Amazing that the hardest hit balls usually seem like they require the least effort (non-Sheffield division).

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      Yeah he almost looked a little out in front of it. It wasn’t like some hard, line drive swing.

  24. Michael Kay: I have two questions. First, since the lights are on, is this considered a day game or a night game?

    And secondly, is it true that if you don’t “use it”, you “lose it”?

  25. Mike Myers says:

    Do you think Colons sweat is similar to melted butter?

  26. StanfordBen says:

    If Jeter gets 20 more at bats during the last 6 games of the home stand, assuming his normal average is .275, he has a 7% chance of getting at least 9 hits. So that’s my guess, that there’s only a 7% chance of him doing it at home.

  27. Brian says:

    Is there a way to have new comments appear automatically in these threads or do you have to refresh every minute or so?

  28. Esteban says:

    Impressive plate discipline that AB by Ribbinson.

  29. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Robinson Cano, walk machine.

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ichiro is down to .252? damn.

  31. Xstar7 says:

    They benched Ichiro yesterday? That’s harsh.

  32. dela g says:

    there is nothing more adorable that kids with their parents at baseball games. Reminds me of when my dad used to do the same

  33. MikeD says:

    Uhh, yeah, Michael, that makes perfect sense. Let’s penalize AL pitchers from ever winning a Cy Young Award because they face the DH and overall line-ups with more depth.

  34. dela g says:

    that 2 seamer is death

  35. Xstar7 says:

    There’s the Tex we know and love.

  36. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice bunt, some one’s been practicing

  37. bonestock94 says:

    Big strike zone

  38. Esteban says:

    A good bunt for a basehit by Gardner? Did I just hallucinate?

  39. bill says:

    Brett sure seems to be making an effort to use his speed more lately.

  40. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Indians acting like Gardner can actually steal a base.

  41. David N says:

    Did I just see a useful bunt?

  42. Cy Pettitte says:

    two pitch outs in a row? madness.

  43. Brian says:

    Can you guys think of any Yankee in recent memory more underrated by our fanbase than Gardner? The guy was worth 6.2 WAR last season and I still have to deal with: “Gardner sucks because, uh, batting average” all the time.

  44. Pat D says:

    Had him on the chest before he hit the base.

  45. Will (the other one) says:

    Fudging spit.

  46. bonestock94 says:

    Ugh, good pitch out. Now he won’t steal again till July

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    giving CC info for when he pinch runs and steals a base in the 9th

  48. MikeD says:

    I already so hate Be Ready lotto commercials and the annoying song. Yet I know it will be with us every five minutes for the next year.

  49. Xstar7 says:

    Dancing With The Stars behind home plate. Lol

    • baravelli says:

      You gotta admit, Frankie looked pretty damn adorable when he was bemusedly smiling at the umpire after that play.

  50. MikeD says:

    Oh, yeah, I’m ready, get set, get go to come down with a rifle and shoot the person who created that commercial.

  51. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh, hey guys. Wanna start hitting Mitch Talbot at some point today?

  52. FIPster Doofus says:

    Yunel Escobar should’ve been included in the “Short stops under 30″ thing. Underrated.

  53. Esteban says:


  54. Cy Pettitte says:

    that thing was a laser

    Colon’s reaction was pretty funny

  55. Guns of the Navarone says:

    I prefer a walk, stolen base, sacrifice bunt, and RBI groundout. But I’ll take it… I guess.

  56. Brian says:

    A-Rod only hits home runs when the other team is scoreless.

  57. Will (the other one) says:

    I have no idea where Cord Phelps came from, but I’m pretty sure he’s a character made up by the video game.

  58. FIPster Doofus says:

    For someone with such great peripherals, Brandon Morrow kind of sucks.

    (Frustrated fantasy owner venting.)

  59. Guns of the Navarone says:

    God I pray something, anything, happens to Boston to derail them to what seems like an easy path to the World Series. I mean, the Yankees are the next best team in the AL in my estimation (maybe the Rangers?) and they kick the shit out of the Yanks.

    • Something comes along every year to derail the Sox.

      It’s called “August”.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      They’re just hot, it’s a correction for their early season slump. A team is never as good as it looks when its playing its best, and never as bad as it looks when its playing its worst.

      • Guns of the Navarone says:

        I understand they’re on a hot streak. But they’ve dealt with some injuries during their climb up the standings as well, along with below average performance from Pedroia, Youkilis, Lackey, Crawford, and Jed Lowrie has come down to earth.

        I’m just thinking out loud in general… I don’t want to see the Sox win the whole thing. It’s usually followed by a precipitous decline in my overall demeanor.

    • Jay h says:

      Can’t troll about the game so you’re trolling about the red sox?

    • Brian says:

      Hopefully they draw Texas in the first round and Hamilton and Cruz get on a hot streak. And then we pay Texas back for last year in the CS after sweeping the 85 win AL Central winning Indians.

  60. Esteban says:

    Ribbinson’s defense has improved over the last several days. Or he’s just making some spectacular plays.

  61. Brian says:

    I’m always sad when a 3-0 count turns into an out

  62. Pat D says:

    Great, the Friday Cubs game will be staring while I plan to be in a movie theater, and then I’ll have to endure Fox and ESPN the next two days.

    What a great way to begin my unpaid 4-week vacation.*

    *still waiting approval

  63. Cy Pettitte says:

    booooooooo ground rule double.

  64. Mike Axisa says:

    Ack, bad break. That’s an easy triple.

  65. Brian says:

    That would have been a triple :(

  66. Esteban says:

    Oh what the hell.

  67. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck is Brett doing?

  68. Mike HC says:

    Doesn’t it seem a little wrong to catch Jorge even as an emergency? Knowing about the head injuries.

  69. Pat D says:

    Yikes, Brett.

    Apparently you can predict Brett Gardner.

  70. tom says:

    Is everybody happy now that Garndner’s running more?

  71. MikeD says:

    I liked Gardner better when he was less aggressive and didn’t think about when he was supposed to run. Ever since the fans and the media started questioning his style, his success percentage has dived.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      They started questioning him because his success rate dived.

      • I thought they started questioning him because he wasn’t attempting steals enough? I think that was the initial beef, not the success rate.


      • MikeD says:

        Just circled back to this. I remember (and my memory can certainly be at fault) that he was being questioned for not running enough, or waiting too long into being on base. People wanted him to use his speed and be more agressive. His SB percentage started going down after that, especially this year. Could just be a coincidence, but I’d rather have the guy who was stealing 86% of the time.

  72. Brian says:

    Oh Gardner…

  73. FIPster Doofus says:

    Why the hell can’t he run the bases anymore?

  74. Mike HC says:

    I really do think Gardner has just run into an extremely unlucky stretch of getting caught. Moreso than having to do with a lack of ability.

    • MikeD says:

      It’s also possible he’s doing something to tip when he’s going to run. Leg motion, type of lead, etc. If so, they’ll eventually figure it out.

      Or they just got lucky on calling for pitch outs today.

      • Mike HC says:

        True, but as you said, I would expect the Yanks to be able to figure that out and fix it if most the league knows about it.

  75. Ben says:

    Who has better base running instincts? Gardner or Bernie Williams? Ugh.

  76. Cy Pettitte says:

    The Yankees should ask Andy to come back for a week and throw simulated innings and have Brett practice off of him. If you can steal off Andy you can steal off anyone.

  77. Patrick says:

    I see that million dollar legs–10 cent head is up to his usual tricks.

  78. FIPster Doofus says:

    “Asdrubal Cabrera is the only Asdrubal in the history of baseball.”

    Nobody cared last night, Michael, and they still don’t care today.

  79. Mike Axisa says:

    Okay, score like three more runs so Bartolo can thrown another complete game.

  80. Will (the other one) says:

    Can you really be awarded a pickoff and a caught stealing on the same play? Never knew that.

  81. Cy Pettitte says:

    booo Choo

  82. Patrick says:

    Looks like Jeter won’t get his 3000 at home.
    Will do it in Wrigley.

  83. Damn you, Choo.

    Why couldn’t David Dellucci still be out there in RF?

  84. Esteban says:

    Ooooh, Singleton calling out Jeter. says Jeter’s weakness “is not hitting”

  85. Cy Pettitte says:

    that would be so epic if Kay came up to you in the middle of the game with a signed O’Neill ball

  86. Esteban says:

    I want Phil Coke back!

  87. JimAbbottFan says:

    Another hit to Harlem for Granderson.

  88. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit Granderson is absolutely destroying the ball

  89. Mike HC says:


  90. Patrick says:

    Grandy is our MVP.

    Guy is awesome.

  91. FIPster Doofus says:

    Scary good.

  92. Esteban says:

    Michael Kay: “Cell phones are so great.”

    Thrilling commentary by Kay.

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck you Talbot

  94. You’re fucking kidding me.

  95. Slappy better be fine hes on my fantasy team!

  96. Mike HC says:

    ARod is milking it LeBron style

  97. Dan Iasonia with the preemptive hook.

    I actually feel bad for Talbot, that looked like a genuine mistake.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Yeah. I’d say the ump had an itchy trigger finger there.

    • David N says:

      Yeah, you don’t normally try and bean someone on the knee. But at some point, enough is enough.

    • tom says:

      I’m not 100% sure. He seemed to look down at the mound only after ARod was on the ground — time enough for him to have thought “It’s better for me if I make this look accidental”.

      For sure, though, it wasn’t a slam-dunk ejection; I was surprised the umpire reacted so instantaneously.

  98. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Hope A-Rod’s okay.

  99. Brian says:

    Really Cleveland? Really? Colon throws 95…

  100. Esteban says:

    Fuck you Talbot.

  101. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Did you see a slip? I didn’t see a slip.

  102. Yankee Bigot says:

    Indians are a bunch of sad Bush league pussies.

  103. jerrynyg says:

    I can’t believe this absolute bullshit. How many more Yankees are going to get hit this week?

  104. Matty Ice says:

    It’s not just batters either….it’s not like Nunez is getting hit. These are our 3-4 hitters here.

  105. Jay h says:

    And now we can’t retaliate for yesterday cause Bart will get tossed

  106. Patrick says:

    I’m still pissed the Yankees let Boston get away with the beanballs.

    They should have brawled when Beckett plunked Jeter.

    You have to let the other team knowt you won’t take their shit.

  107. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Just great. I’m watching my 3- and 5-year-old nieces. As soon as I turn the game off so they can watch Tangled, all the craziness happens.

  108. Frank says:

    I think Talbot did slip- look at the replay-he looks down at his landing spot after he completes his follow through.

  109. Brian says:

    The best revenge is winning. That being said this is starting to get really really old.

    • MikeD says:

      The best revenge is winning with one of their guys being dusted.

      It’s kind of like having vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, nuts, whip cream and a cherry on top.

  110. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Don’t worry those 11 runs yesterday told Cleveland pitchers that they should be scared of even TRYING to go inside. Yup. Good retaliation.
    I’m not watching but please tell me someone on the Indians got hit.

  111. MikeD says:

    Does Kay really believe the shit he says?

  112. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck was that?

  113. ARod’s like, “Shit, I have to run already?”

  114. Brandon says:

    Ok, this is rediculous. I have freakin had it! This is now what 7 guys in the past 5 games and A-Rod is now hurt. Im freakin pissed right now! This warning thing is rediculous at this point. It takes away from our pitchers getting their teammates back and I am pissed about it. I dont care if that wasnt intentional, I think it was, no way in hell he slipped. They deserve to get what they have coming to them. Now this could be the rest of the series to? Really? Ive seriously had it. This is getting to be rediculous on the entire homestand. From the first game of the homestand this has been going on and the only guy we hit was in the final game of the Red Sox series. Not only does it piss me off that we dont retaliate when we should, this series the umpires are not letting us retaliate even if we wanted to due to the warnings.

  115. MikeD says:

    I mean, why it can’t it be a strategy to force the Yankees to retaliate, so Colon gets thrown out and we have to go to our weak pen?

  116. MikeD says:

    That autograph is nonsense. I thought it was for a kid. Twenty-four-year olds should not be rewarded for stunts like that!

  117. first time lawng time says:

    Just got in.


    haha I don’t even know you, but okay.

  118. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck fuck fuck noooooo

  119. Esteban says:

    And the other shoe drops. FUCK FUCK FUCK

  120. MikeD says:

    That doesn’t look good at all.

  121. JimAbbottFan says:

    Well, that was fun while it lasted.

  122. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    …you have to be kidding me.

  123. Karl Krawfid says:

    Home stand is getting better and better.

  124. David N says:

    Oh crap.

  125. Jetrer says:

    well that just fucking sucks royal ass

  126. Rey22 says:

    Oh. FUCK. ME. Come on….

  127. MikeD says:

    I’m wondering if it’s a groin injury.

    See you in month to six weeks, if so.

  128. Brandon says:

    Oh fuck me! Phil Hughes’ recovery looks like it has become all the more important.

  129. billy's bartender says:

    been real bartolo

  130. BigTimeBartolo says:


    Bartolo :(

  131. pat says:


  132. I says:

    Quick! Stem cells to the groin/hamstring!

  133. bonestock94 says:

    Ugh, maybe hammy

  134. Frank says:

    With Colon out, this team is screwed.

  135. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Gameday says injury delay. WHAT HAPPENED?!

  136. David N says:

    Somebody put CC in Dick Cheney’s man-sized safe until his next start.

  137. Kevin Whelan says:

    Noesi? Adam Warren? DJ Mitchell? They do have some options, but this is a huge blow if he hits the DL, which it sure looks like he will

  138. Yankee Bigot says:

    Who’s his replacement……if needed???

  139. Kostas says:

    Looks like all those deals with the devil have come due and the devil wants his capital. Unbelievable.

  140. first time lawng time says:

    Whatevs. Robertson likes to make things interesting.,,it makes it more impressive when he gets out of the inning.

  141. dela g says:

    damn, sucked that colon got injured there

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    David is breaking off some nasty curves

  143. Yankee Bigot says:

    Wow. Boston’s offense is killing it in Toronto. God I hate the Red Sox…..

  144. JimAbbottFan says:

    D-Rob just wanted the comfort of a baserunner before finishing the inning.

  145. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon should get a rascal scooter next to the pitching mound, when he needs to cover just get on a ride over.

  146. first time lawng time says:

    Hopefully it’s nothing too serious. I mean, it didn’t even look like he got injured.

  147. This whole time, I had thought Bartolo was a tank. Turns out he’s just a soldier.

  148. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip!

  149. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Choo pulled a Swisher

  150. Jetrer says:

    suprised Posada didn’t try to score on that too

  151. Mike Axisa says:

    And here I am thinking Nick Swisher was the only one to make boneheaded plays in right.

  152. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jorge lolololololol

  153. Guns of the Navarone says:

    I have no words…

  154. V says:

    Um.. that sounded like a foul ball.

  155. jerrynyg says:

    Posada is the worst baserunner in MLB history.

  156. Mike Axisa says:

    A full innings worth of outs on the bases.

  157. MikeD says:

    Posada, seriously. He never was fast, but I don’t remember him making so many base-running blunders.

    That also should have been scored a double.

  158. Karl Krawfid says:

    Posada lol

  159. Esteban says:

    Can’t be real. Jorge is trolling us with his baserunning.

    Oh they say Gardner missed the bunt. Somewhat less inexcusable.

  160. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Oh jorge you dumbass, lol

  161. first time lawng time says:

    Is anyone else eeirily reminded of the Red Sox last year with this Yankee team? I mean with all of their injuries.

  162. dalelama says:

    Posada again proves he is the dumbest mother fucker to ever grace a diamond.

  163. Bavarian Yankee says:

    oh man, Posada’s baserunning is horrible. How many outs did he make just because of poor baserunning in the past weeks? So annoying.

  164. jerrynyg says:

    I wonder if Posada’s baserunning is rubbing off on Gardner? Girardi should make someone sit in between them on the bench.

  165. dela g says:

    posada is god awful on the bases. it’s incredible

  166. Cy Pettitte says:

    strained hamstring nooooooo

  167. Tut says:

    They’re calling it a stained hamstring.

  168. Frank says:

    Everybody’s ragging on Posada but Gardner couldn’t even foul off the bunt attempt. And it was’nt even a bad pitch. Oh yea,and he failed twice to steal a base.

  169. Tut says:

    stained hamstring.

  170. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can D-Rob bounce the curve?

    Change the eye level for once.

  171. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I guess if Noesi replaces Bartolo and pitches well Girardi/Cash will get the balls to replace Nova/Garcia when if Bartolo comes back.


    • Hopefully Bartolo and Phil Hughes both come back together and Nova, Noesi, Garcia, and AJ are all pitching well and we have the best logjam of all potential logjams.

    • MikeD says:

      It doesn’t require much balls. Both Nova and Garcia are on short leashes. It’s not as if there have been clear replacements.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

        Well in comparison, Cervelli has been dreadful and there doesn’t seem to be a rush to call up Montero.

        • MikeD says:

          True, however, it’s not as if Montero has been doing much to deserve the call up this season, and he’s still a worse defender than Cervelli.

          Generally speaking, if Montero is viewed as a top prospect, as he is, they will not want him in a Cervelli role. They’ll want to play him reguarly. The ballsy move is to insert Montero as the mostly full-time DH with some catching time, yet he hasn’t grabbed any opportunities. Had one in Spring Training, and he had one when Posada was in his 0-a-month slump.

          He’ll be here, but I really wondering where he’s going to play. I’m in the camp that he makes both Cervelli and Posada look like Johnny Bench.

  172. Mykey says:

    Don’t worry guys, Boone Logan is warming up.

  173. first time lawng time says:

    Strained hamstring…I’m not familiar with injuries. How long should he be out for?

  174. JM says:

    NO WAVE! That’s for the Mess and their dumb fans.

  175. Kostas says:

    Our bullpen is a fucking mess.

    • David N says:

      The entire pitching staff is a mess. We’ve got CC, D-Rob and Mo. After that, who the hell knows?

      • Kostas says:

        D-Rob is on the fence. He rides that fine line too much. But you are correct. And based on what I have seen, I have ZERO faith that Cash, Girardi, or anyone in the organization knows what the hell to do with pitchers. Ex. See Joba.

        Yankees could be the worst at figuring out pitching – even if they can buy it.

  176. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cervelli should wait to fistpump until all 3 outs have been recorded

  177. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Please get a K here. I really wanna see the D-Rob/Cervelli dual fist-pump.

  178. bill says:

    Cervelli framed a pitch!

  179. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  180. Cy Pettitte says:

    most stressful scoreless inning in which the pitcher struck out the side EVER.

  181. Mike Axisa says:

    That was an eighth inning caliber fist pump.

  182. Yankee Bigot says:

    100 nasty factor, nuf said.

  183. dela g says:

    great job drob!

  184. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Cervelli is just annoying with his fist-pumps. Does he realize that he sucks?

  185. Yankee Bigot says:

    How good would DRob be if he’s WHIP were around 1.00?

  186. jerrynyg says:

    Coming in to the game today, Robertson’s WHIP and ERA were equal at 1.52. Isn’t that cool?

  187. MikeD says:

    Nine hits in five games.

    The odds are getting worse. Chicago, here Jeter comes.

  188. Esteban says:

    Evil Homeruns.

  189. MikeD says:

    Nice, although the Yankees are really bad at creating save situations for Mo.

    Bring in Whelan to close the gap.

  190. first time lawng time says:

    The sad thing is that you can’t even trust the mop up guys in a non save situation.

  191. Mike Axisa says:

    So I’m guessing Noesi will come up and start tomorrow, his scheduled day. His ten days aren’t up until next weekend, they have to call him up right away so it can be for the injury.

  192. Pat D says:

    These Granderson and Teix to Maris and Mantle comparisons are so dumb. They do realize there’s been different number of games played in both of these seasons, right?

  193. Sheepmeister says:

    darn, that run will take the save away from mo, logan warming in the pen, oh, guess mo will get that save after all.

  194. Cynic says:

    2 Many Homers

  195. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Will we able to get shutout #2?

  196. Cy Pettitte says:

    4 runs is not Boone proof

  197. Yankee Bigot says:

    I wonder what Mo is thinking when he sees Boone Logan warming up in a close game?

  198. Mike Axisa says:

    Here comes Logan to create the save situation for Mo.

  199. Charles says:

    Was anyone hoping that we wouldn’t score that inning so we would have to go to Mo and get a 1-2-3 inning?

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ayala up, Joe seems confident in Boone, lol.

  201. 28 this year says:

    Damn, Boone Logan getting 2 outs without a runner scoring? Thats crazy.

  202. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Why cant Boone do that to lefties with the bases loaded?!?!?!?!

  203. Cy Pettitte says:

    yay Boone

  204. dela g says:

    great win, get better bartolo

  205. Jimmy McNulty says:

    A couple things:

    The bullpen needs work, the offense is still inconsistent, the starting pitching can still be hit or miss, but you know what? Show me a team without similar problems and I’ll show you my two bridges for sale.

    The problem is that the Yankees have higher expectations from ownership, management, the players, and the fans than most of those teams that have similar problems; the extent of those problems is probably quite a bit deeper than several of those teams with serious playoff aspirations too. Yes, the offense is the best in the league. Here’s my feelings on that:


    It still isn’t good enough to do what it needs to do. The trade market for pitching is downright awful. so the offense is going to need to be get better, a lot better. SG had a comment on RLYW about what the Yankees need to do to win the division and hence, have a realistic shot at competing for the WS:

    “The Yankees can still win the East, but in order to do it they’re going to need A.J. Burnett to pitch better than he has, they’re going to need almost every hitter in the lineup to hit better than they have, they’re going to need Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon to stay healthy and reasonably effective, and they’re going to need people like Boone Logan and Luis Ayala to be good in the bullpen, and they’re going to need to replace Ivan Nova with Roy Halladay.

    The odds of all those things happening are about the same as the odds of the Yankees beating Boston.”

    Secondly, even the past two wins have had some negative connotation. Last night the bullpen showed just how awful it can get and this afternoon Bartolo went down. Awesome.

  206. Greg says:

    Even when win now we get bad news.

    Phil can replace Bartolo for a little bit.

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