Jun
12

Game 63: Roster Moves

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Do better than last time, Freddy. (Photo Credit: Flickr user maxxum via Creative Commons license)

As expected, it was a busy morning in Yankeeland thanks to all the recent injuries. Bartolo Colon was predictably placed on the disabled list following the hamstring strain he suffered yesterday, though Joe Girardi said the MRI came back “pretty good.” I have no idea what that means, but Colon told reporters that he expects to be back after his 15 days are up. Holy cow, that would be awesome. Just please don’t rush it, the last thing the Yankees need is for him to have a setback and miss three months instead of three weeks. “I feel bad because the team needs help and I got hurt,” said Bartolo. Given all he’s done for this team already, he’s shouldn’t feel bad. Amaury Sanit was also placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury, the nature and extent of which is unknown.

Replacing those guys on the roster are Hector Noesi and Chris Dickerson. Since you can’t call a player back up for ten days after a demotion, they had to use the injuries to get these two back so quickly. There’s still no word on Thursday’s starter though. As I sit here on my perch of infinite wisdom, I think the best course of action would have been to start Noesi today. It’s his scheduled day to start for Triple-A Scranton, and it would give Freddy Garcia, A.J. Burnett, and CC Sabathia and extra day of rest while allowing Colon’s replacement to miss the Rangers next week. They’re killing the ball right now, so keeping a rookie away from them seems like a good idea. Maybe Noesi will throw multiple innings in relief today as a tuneup, then start Thursday. That’s pretty much the best case right now.

Anyway, both Russell Martin and Alex Rodriguez are in today’s lineup. Martin’s back is finally okay following his little weightlifting injury, and A-Rod‘s hip is fine after it stiffened up following that hit-by-pitch yesterday. So that’s pretty much it, hopefully they can get through today’s game healthy. Here’s the lineup…

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

Today’s game can be seen on YES locally and on TBS nationally once it starts at 1pm ET. Enjoy.

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390 Comments»

  1. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hopefully Bartolo will be back for the Citi field series. I was really looking forward to seeing him hit.

  2. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    I think I have 3 options today, MLB Extra Innings, MLBTV, TBS…choices choices…

  3. first time lawng time says:

    15 days? That’s not bad at all.

    Anyway, I’d rather Garcia didn’t start today, but Cleveland isn’t a powerhouse, so he should be able to keep his team in the game.

  4. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but get back soon, Bartolo. We’re going to miss you.

  5. first time lawng time says:

    You know what’s funny? Is that Colon originally wasn’t even in the rotation. Now he’s the number 2.

  6. CP says:

    In theory, having Noesi start today would be a good idea. In reality, though, I think it would have to depend on where he was, travel plans, etc.

  7. Mike HC says:

    With the full A lineup in there, this team is looking very strong offensively. When some pitchers start to come back from injury, this team has the ability to hit its stride at the perfect time I think.

  8. Cy Pettitte says:

    Colon taking 2 weeks off might turn out to be a good thing. I’m glad it appears to be minor though. If they can get him back in 2 weeks and then Hughes a little while after that would be huge, CC Colon Phil is a legit top 3 of a rotation if Phil comes back strong.

  9. Pat D says:

    Too bad we didn’t have a chance to see if Mike’s conspiracy theory was accurate.

  10. Tom Lin says:

    Is Tim Norton’s shoulder injury serious ?
    Anyone has any idea?

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

    @pcaldera: Sounds like Bartolo Colon could be back as early as June 28 vs. Milwaukee for his next start.

    this would be so perfect, it lines him up for the last game at Citi soo we get to see him hit, lol.

  12. first time lawng time says:

    Collectible cup night? That’s actually a good promo.

    Much better than potted soil night for Earth Day.

  13. first time lawng time says:

    I think it’s so cute when babies where jerseys.

  14. Pat D says:

    Bucknor’s behind the plate? Oh, good, this could be a lot of fun.

  15. StanfordBen says:

    Here’s an updated estimate of Jeter getting to 3,000 at home. He averages 4.2 AB’s per game, which would give him 21 AB’s in the remaining 5 games. The chances of him getting at least 9 hits in those 21 AB’s if his average should be .275 is 9%.

    • Nuke LaDoosh says:

      I think he’ll do it in Wrigley. I’m going to June 17 and June 18 games so I think I have a decent shot of seeing it.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

        For the sake of us being subjected to FOX/ESPN, I hope it happens in this homestand or on that Friday.

    • Mike HC says:

      If he faces a bunch of lefties, and/or below average pitchers, the percentage might be better. Of course, a bunch of above average righties, and it might be worse.

      • Mike HC says:

        And although he is not hitting for a higher average at home than on the road this year, he did last year, and did for his career, so playing at home also probably improves the chances.

        But you already gave him credit with the .275 average.

  16. first time lawng time says:

    So Tomlin beat the Yankees last year in his ML debut. So that means he’ll go 4IP 7ER, right?

  17. the tenth inning stretch says:

    11 pitches through 2 hitters? I’ll take it. And Granderslump appears to be history.

  18. Naved says:

    Kei Igawa got promoted to AAA for Noesi instead of Betances. Why Yankees are you torturing me??

  19. MikeD says:

    Today’s bat day? Did anyone here ever go to bat day? I’m wondering the quality of the bat. Is it regulation, adult sized? Regular quality? Bats are not cheap nowadays.

    • Mike HC says:

      I have been to bat day years ago. Maybe a decade ago, and the bats were adult size and seemed like pretty decent quality to me. Engraved with a Yankee symbol, maybe an autograph too.

    • Slu says:

      I went to two bat days in the 80s. One is a larger bat with Reggie’s name printed on it. Not a signature. I was pumped to get a Reggie. Back then they gave out a bunch of different players. Bat sponsored by Brut.

      The second time I went, got a smaller blue bat. No player name. Just says Yankees. Sponsored by Coke.

      Both good quality. I still have both bats. They are dinged up though as I used to play with them.

    • Matt Montero says:

      I went to one about 7 years ago and got a full-size bat. I can’t tell you the quality of it but it seems pretty sturdy to me, I’ve used it a few times and it’s still mint condition.

  20. Cy Pettitte says:

    this strike zone is ridiculous

  21. V says:

    What the hell is this high-and-away strike Bucknor is calling? Can someone get him some glasses?

  22. first time lawng time says:

    I don’t think the HP ump knows that you call the strike/ball where it goes over the plate, not where the catcher frames it.

  23. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    NYY 16-3 in day games. That’s why they were in all those FOX Saturday night games!

  24. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    When can we bunk the myth that the Yankees are an old team?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      When Jorge starts using Just For Men.

    • Mike HC says:

      Probably somewhere around the time our SS and 3B are not over 35.

      Who am I kidding. Not even then. The Yanks have been “old” my entire life.

      • MikeD says:

        The Yankees always have an older team. If I remember correctly, the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox were the three of the oldest teams in MLB last season. That says something. “Old” teams are not bad teams, unless they are too old.

        • Mike HC says:

          Agreed. Being good matters far more than your age.

          • MikeD says:

            We like youth in our athletes (and even the older ones are young, at least from a real-world perspective), but teams that are too young don’t win. The players are still developing. On the other side, a team of 35 years olds is also going to be bad. Good teams have a tendency to trend a little older, which is why it’s funny every year when I read stories about “old teams.” Then I look at the old teams and many of them are the better teams.

            On the other hand, I think it was the Giants a few years ago that had just about every starter over 30, many well into their 30s. THAT is a recipee for disaster.

        • The Fallen Phoenix says:

          But they don’t, and that was false. Again, myth of the older team.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      They have two regular position players over age 31. That’s it.

  25. V says:

    CB Fucking Bucknor, you better give Garcia this lame-ass strike zone all game.

  26. Pat D says:

    I warned everyone about Bucknor…

  27. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I always thought old people wake up early and the young sleep in late. So why would the Yankees – a veteran team with enlarged prostates and all – prefer night games?

    • first time lawng time says:

      Old people also enjoy warm weather; that’s why Jorge, Arod, Jeter are playing better.

      That’s what special kid said, at least.

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

    this strike zone just keeps getting better, lmao. “close enough” is right.

  29. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least Bucknor gave that strikezone to Freddy

  30. first time lawng time says:

    Yeah, this ump is bad.

    3rf pitch Garcia threw to LaPorta looked like it was in the batter’s box.

  31. Official Member of the Bartolo Colon Fan Club says:

    Wow. If that’s a hit I don’t know what isn’t. What a joke. If I were him I wouldn’t want that as my 2000th hit

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Would you rather your 2,000th be like that Jeter play, or a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the 9th off Papelbon against the Red Sox in game 7 of the ALCS? Think about it, bro.

  32. FIPster Doofus says:

    I totally forgot about Austin Kearns until today.

  33. first time lawng time says:

    Austin Kearns get an RBI? Yeah right. I saw him play for NY last year; he does not invoke fear.

  34. Slugger27 says:

    Whoa whoaa wait a minute… that 2nd pitch to kearns was called a ball???

  35. Mike Axisa says:

    Austin Kearns strikes out. Just like all of last September.

  36. Cy Pettitte says:

    Kearns’ triple slash makes me feel better about Swish and Posada

  37. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Who were Kay and Singleton talking about in regards to “not seeing eye-to-eye” with Posada?

  38. MikeD says:

    Oh, no, Posada tries to steal and is thrown out.

    /kidding, kidding…I hope.

  39. Esteban says:

    Posada is a tank, forged in the heat of summer.

  40. first time lawng time says:

    Russell Martin: one of the most underrated GIDPers ever.

    He could give Jeter a run for his money.

  41. first time lawng time says:

    Kay is such a creeper.

  42. mbonzo says:

    Anyone have a list of players that are probably not their listed age?

    Guerrero and Soriano (Alfonso) are all I can think of.

  43. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I will be very sad when the Yankees Explorer commercial stops playing.

  44. V says:

    One of the most annoying sights for me to watch in a baseball game is when Gardner flinches as a fastball is thrown down the middle. You want to swing. You should swing. Why don’t you swing??

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

      For me it’s any player that does that. Especially when it’s 86mph slop like Tomlin is throwing. It annoyed me when Robbie swung at a curveball off the plate at his ankles and then looked at a hanging nothingball right down the middle for strike three.

  45. first time lawng time says:

    Trivia question: who was the first Yankee to get ejected in the new stadium?

  46. NC Saint says:

    I think Gardner just teleported from the batters box to second base.

  47. Esteban says:

    Jeter Should of lifted more weights.

  48. MikeD says:

    Maybe Jeter will get his 3000th hit at home…next home stand.

  49. mbonzo says:

    Watching the game yesterday, I realized how far back the left side of the infielders play Jeter. If he bunted for some base hits, which seemed pretty easy considering the 3B was on the grass, he could force them to move in. More of his groundballs would get through too.

  50. Esteban says:

    Small-ball! ABC fundamentals! Wooooohoooo

  51. MikeD says:

    As good as his arm is, there’s no way he gets Gardner, on the double, or the throw home.

  52. Esteban says:

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I’m taking Jeter the bedbug dog over Derek Jeter at this point.

  53. first time lawng time says:

    I think it’s funny that Arod gets so much crap from the media, but he never gets into any trouble with the law.

  54. Esteban says:

    They’re relaying the story of how Choo lost face and was deeply shamed in Korea because of his DUI. Ummm, why isn’t there a similar loss of face in the US over DUIs?

    • Mike HC says:

      People lose face here over too. I can’t compare it to the loss of face in Korea because I have no idea how it works over there and I don’t just take the media’s word for it.

      • Esteban says:

        Good points, but I know people in other cities (not so much NY because drunk driving is sort of unnecessary with public transportation) where drunk driving is routine and nothing to avoid or to be ashamed of.

        • Mike HC says:

          LaRusso definitely lost face, just off the top of my head. Joba definitely took tons of criticism and lost plenty of face. His police tape were actually public. That is very embarrassing.

          And then all the people who killed or injuried others while drunk driving losing tons of face, but that is obviously a bit different. Very different really.

          • Esteban says:

            Eh, most of those stories were forgotten pretty quickly. The US media makes it sound like Choo is a persona non grata in S Korea now.

            • Mike HC says:

              Gimme a break. Choo’s story will be forgotten too and will be back to being a hero in no time, if they ever really did stop loving him.

              Just my speculation/bullshit, ha.

  55. first time lawng time says:

    Lol Kearns still sucks.

  56. Matt Montero says:

    Am I the only one that just found out that TBS has a Sunday baseball game? I remember hearing about it at the beginning of the season but nothing after that and then I forgot about it.

  57. MikeD says:

    Ty Posada.

  58. FIPster Doofus says:

    The guy with the Singleton sign kind of looks like Jorge.

  59. first time lawng time says:

    Crappy sign. He could have put a little more effort into it. Geez.

  60. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    They held Arod and Choo made an offfline throw.

  61. Charles says:

    Hip Hip…

  62. Cy Pettitte says:

    Martin is GIDP king

  63. MikeD says:

    Where’s Cervelli?

  64. Mike Axisa says:

    Russell Martin, GIDP machine.

  65. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Martin=Jeter

  66. Ivan says:

    Ugh…

  67. King George says:

    Safe to say Martin and Derek are essentially the same players with RISP?

  68. Cy Pettitte says:

    Drabek is no Halladay

  69. FIPster Doofus says:

    Kyle Drabek sucks.

  70. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Kyle Drabek is trash.

  71. Esteban says:

    Hey is Snacks Pontoon available to take Colon’s rotation spot?

    • jerrynyg says:

      When I found out he was from a tropical country I just couldn’t understand how he could get so big in that kind of heat. I lose 5 pounds in sweat just going to Florida for a week!

  72. Ivan says:

    The way Martin has been hitting as of late, the Yankees best hitting catcher might in the minor leagues right?

  73. first time lawng time says:

    Can anyone beat Boston? Geez they are not that good.

  74. Cuso says:

    For the life of me, I can’t figure why Girardi didn’t start the runners on the 3-2 pitch to Posada.

    Vs. a non-power pitcher, a batter with a good eye and has recently been making good contact…strike em out/throw em out and a line-drive double play were unlikely and worth risking with a slim 1-0 lead.

    If youhad the heart of the prder coming up, ok, yeah. hold em and play for the big inning. but you had 8,9 coming up.

    C’mon Joe.

    • Ivan says:

      Give me a break. If he had started the runners and Posada struck out, you would be bitchin about why would Girardi even thought starting the runners there.

      • Esteban says:

        Yeah, but he’s right because he has hindsight.

        • Cuso says:

          I’m right? Got little kids here trying to impute meaning into my posts.

          I started by saying “For the life of me, I CAN’t FIGURE OUT…”

          Let’s take our hands away from the keyboard kids, I think Power Rangers is on.

          /pwnstrollsforaliving

      • Cuso says:

        Actually, dumbass, if you read my post you’d notice I said it was worth the risk.

        So, no troll, I wouldn’t have “bitched.”

  75. Mike HC says:

    I think I could steal off Garcia today.

  76. first time lawng time says:

    How about we throw runners out?

  77. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m still amazed the Indians had such a good record for so long.

  78. YankeesJunkie says:

    Fun Fact: Gardner is fast!

  79. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Damn Gardner is fast. Does he have like 50 stolen bases yet?

  80. Esteban says:

    Jetes!

  81. first time lawng time says:

    It’s all perspective. It’s not that 2990 to 3000 is harder than 2980 2990. It’s that no one is paying attention when you get to 2990, so no one scrutinizes every at bat.

    • MikeD says:

      I think what Gwynn is saying is that because everyone is scrutinizing the hits, the player becomes overly aware of every AB and ceases to hit like he normally does, so it’s harder to hit. It’s like A-Rod at 499 or 599 HRs. Once he tries to hit HRs, he stops hitting HRs.

  82. Esteban says:

    9 more until Jeter can be dropped? Or he won’t be dropped at all this year?

  83. YankeesJunkie says:

    Unacceptable from Granderson! A single! Bah!

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    finish him

  85. Esteban says:

    Who’s first to criticize Teix for swinging at the first pitch?

  86. YankeesJunkie says:

    A-Rod heating up!

  87. Mike Axisa says:

    That’s the best things Austin Kearns has ever done for the Yankees.

  88. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The Indians are looking like the Indians

  89. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Centaurian.

  90. Esteban says:

    Very nice to see Arod starting to mash again.

  91. MikeD says:

    Over/under on a Yankees getting hit this inning?

  92. Esteban says:

    5 runs all without those evil HRs.

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

    thank god for no rally killing HRs

  94. swishers fauxhawk says:

    RISP!

  95. Cy Pettitte says:

    5 more runs and they can give Whelan another shot

  96. first time lawng time says:

    This team has been very good since that streak of suckitude back in May. (outside of the series vs Boston). In fact, if I am correct, they are 15-5 with out that series vs Boston.

    If only they could figure out those guys.

  97. Esteban says:

    Heh, even that’s going for a hit. Awesome.

  98. Steve S. says:

    Yawn.

    What do you guys think the Yankee record would be if they only played the A’s, Indians, Orioles and Royals all 162 games of the year?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      The Royals played the Yankees tough this year. The Twins would be the better matchup.

    • MikeD says:

      You can put all teams in there and just remove the Red Sox. That’s been their problem, and it’s a big problem, since it’s their main competition and the team in front of them. They’ve lost eight straight to them, including six at home. It’s had a major impact on the record of both teams, and the standings.

      It won’t last anymore than it did in 2009.

  99. Esteban says:

    At least Coltrane can’t hit into a DP this time.

    Or can he?

  100. Charles says:

    Martin really doesn’t look comfortable at the plate, hes probably playing hurt, IMO just DL him to get him healthy and call up Montero.

  101. Kevin says:

    Anybody know why Montero is not playing in AAA AGAIN??

    • boogie down says:

      Holy shit, really? This has to be The Rise, especially with the discomfort that Martin seems to be feeling.

    • MikeD says:

      Maybe they want to see how Martin handles today’s game?

      Maybe they are punishing Montero for some reason we are not aware (they’ve sat him before for that very reason.)?

      Maye he’s become a full-time 1B coach?

  102. Esteban says:

    When the hell are the Indians gonna get rid of Chief Wahoo as their logo?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      They’ve actually been phasing it out over the last few years. Playing fewer and fewer games with those hats, replacing it with the big red C.

    • Nuke LaDoosh says:

      That logo really started creeping me out when the midges swarmed in off the lake with our Native American son pitcher (Joba) on the mound…

    • first time lawng time says:

      What’s even worse is that Chief Wahoo isn’t even an Indian. It’s a Native American.

      It really annoys me when people think Native American is synonymous with Indian.

      It’s not.

      • Esteban says:

        Indians were a misnomer for the indigenous of the Americas yes, but I think that’s the least offensive part of it for me.

        • first time lawng time says:

          Oh definitely. Just a pet peeve.

        • boogie down says:

          I’m Indian (first-gen son of parents from India), and it doesn’t bother me that people refer to Native Americans as “Indians.” However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to momentarily make people think I’m offended.

          The fact that we celebrate Columbus, though, is bothersome, but that’s based more on the fact that he was a mass murderer.

          • first time lawng time says:

            You could make the argument that that’s what people did whn thy conquered land, but Columbus did nothing special. He didn’t discover the Americas; the Vikings did.

            • MikeD says:

              The Vikings didn’t discover the Americas either. The indigenous life forms tha were resident prior disagree that either disovered a land they were living in.

              • MikeD says:

                Hey, there’s an idea. How about if the Indians change their name to the Cleveland Indigenous Life Forms.

          • toad says:

            But isn’t the name “India” a European invention just as much as calling Native Americans “indians?”

            If so, then both meanings of “Indian” were created by outsiders.

      • jerrynyg says:

        Many Native American people refer to themselves as Indians when not referencing their specific tribes.

  103. steven says:

    martin looks like he is playing hurt

  104. Mike HC says:

    This lineup is ridiculously strong, and that is with maybe the best hitting prospect in baseball on the way. I doubt adding a bat is on the priority list. Pitching, pitching and more pitching at the deadline.

  105. Mike HC says:

    Gardner. Defense. LF in Yankee Stadium. Me like.

  106. Greg says:

    Look at the Red Sox: 28 runs in two games against the Blue Jays.

  107. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gardner should get two gold gloves this year, one for each hand

  108. Esteban says:

    Ken Davidoff
    Posada since his 5/14 meltdown: .352/.435/.444. BA and OBP are best among #Yankees regulars in that time span.

  109. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Man, Garcia needs to be better at holding runners, because he is sooooo slow to the plate

    • Esteban says:

      Up 6 in the 6th, I think it’s fine to focus on the batter.

    • Mike HC says:

      Yea, and you can basically start running the second he picks his foot up too, because his pick off move is pretty mediocre too.

      All in all, it is far more important to make good pitches than focus too much on keeping runners on. So it is not a big deal.

  110. mbonzo says:

    Anyone with MiLB.TV have luck getting the Scranton feed?

  111. Official Member of the Bartolo Colon Fan Club says:

    nick swisher just caught the fly ball to end the inning, and threw it in the stands to a young fan. the fan dropped it on the field. swisher, instead of running back to the dugout, ran back and gave it back to him.

    little things like these are why i like swisher.

  112. Esteban says:

    Has anyone bought Coors (or Miller Lite) because of any of their stupid gimmicks?

  113. Fake tweet of the day:

    @Sweaty_Freddy: Go ahead and take 2nd base. You’re not going to score anyway.

  114. Esteban says:

    Grandy back up to .276/.350/.605. His ‘slump’ was short-lived, thank Mo.

  115. Mike HC says:

    Thank you Joe Maddon for making the extreme shift mainstream.

  116. Steve S. says:

    Anyone know what’s going on with Montero? We know he had the eye infection, but supposedly that cleared up and yet he’s still not playing.

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    Liriano perfect through 6, 7K’s 64 pitches

  118. Xstar7 says:

    Ugh, giving up a double to Austin Kearns? Really?

  119. Esteban says:

    Oh noooooes. The shutout is gone! :(

  120. Xstar7 says:

    It’s Boone Logan time. SHEEEEEIT.

  121. Esteban says:

    I don’t think this is necessary, though it’s cool for Freddy to get the mid inning send off.

  122. nsalem says:

    Another bad day for the Freddy hating fools.

    • Esteban says:

      It’s gotta be hard to hate on Freddy. He’s not great, especially against good offenses, but he’s given the Yankees much more than anyone would have expected.

      • nsalem says:

        Actually Freddy’s last 3 starts against the Rangers have been excellent as was his last start against the Yankee’s in 2010.

        • MikeD says:

          Freddy is not going to do well against any offense if his command is off. Unfortunately, he had an off day against the Red Sox. It would have been a tough battle regardless, but there was no chance. You could see if the very first hitter. He was behind, couldn’t get ahead with his fastball.

  123. FIPster Doofus says:

    It’s amazing how much Freddy and Colon have given this team.

  124. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone Lolgan

  125. Esteban says:

    Ohh Boone you’re so not good at your job.

  126. first time lawng time says:

    2005 and 2006 were really random post season years for the Yankees during that decade.

    2000: WS win vs Mets
    2001 collapse of a dynasty
    2002: Angels
    2003: Aaron Boone
    2004: epic fail
    2005: ???
    2006: ???
    2007: midges
    2008: non existent
    2009 : Win

  127. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Even though we are winning 6-1, I just have absolutely no patience for Boone Logan. Terrible

  128. Xstar7 says:

    Boone Logan doesn’t get the lefty he came in to get out, AGAIN. Can I have some Pedro Felociano?

  129. Logan relies on tremendous support from the Yankee fan base. Anytime he struggles they cheer him on. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOne!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOne!!!!

  130. Greg says:

    Bad throw

  131. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Are you serious…

  132. Esteban says:

    Yeah, did Cano think there was 1 out and try to turn a DP?

  133. MikeD says:

    Uggh, no divisions. I don’t think that’s a good idea at all.

    • mbonzo says:

      Why? I’ve always been a fan of no divisions. It would make the leagues so much more fair.

      • MikeD says:

        I understand the fair point, but it actually threatens to reduce fan interest. It could further create a situation of have and have nots, with a much higher percentage of teams (and their paying fans) believing they are out of the race. So fairness is one thing, but under that scenario, why not go back to a single winner take all for the league?

        I think the regional aspect with divisions is good for fan interest.

        • mbonzo says:

          You can work that argument against divisions too though. Its almost impossible for anyone to compete with the Yankees and Red sox, and I really only see the Rays recent success as lightening striking at the right time. In a no division league, the Blue Jays and Orioles would still have a chance this year. As much as divisions help losing weak division teams, they also hurt decent strong division teams.

          • MikeD says:

            Yes, you’re right, but in your answer is also the problem I see.

            It’s difficult for any team (or most teams) to compete against the Yankees and Red Sox finances, which means in a 15-team league format, almost all the other teams and their fans have already written off first place before a single pitch has been thrown. Throw in that there will then be the natually stronger teams competing for the other spots, almost all teams will be trying to compete for the single fifth spot. Is it really good for a sport where teams and their fans are hoping to finish in fifth?

            Yet I can see worse problems developing. Right now, all teams not in the East build their teams to compete in their divisions. If all teams are competing in a single division, it will chance their approach. We may end up creating a scenario of five or six super teams, and a whole bunch of also-rans.

            I agree that from a pure fairness point of view, the top five records should be the winners. I’m just not sure it will be good for the game.

            I’m not a knee-jerk. keep-things-the-way-they-were kind of person. I just see problems here.

  134. Esteban says:

    Nice AB by Swish. Took some tough pitches.

  135. Esteban says:

    Posada has a higher OBP and SLG than Jeter.

  136. MikeD says:

    Did I just hear Jorge curse very loudly?

  137. Esteban says:

    The microphones definitely picked up that “FUCK!”

  138. Operation Slade says:

    Martin walks up to “All of the Lights” hmm…

  139. Esteban says:

    I never liked to lift weights before playing baseball. Got me too sore to feel comfortable.

  140. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Maybe Russell needs another day or two off? He’s not looking two hot and it seems like he is still bothered by his back, better to give him more rest now than miss him for more time later. Also I had no idea his BA was .234, I thought it was better than that

  141. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Gardy is awesome

  142. YankeesJunkie says:

    Gardner is fun to watch when he hits the gap.

  143. nsalem says:

    and a bad day for the Brett haters too

  144. Esteban says:

    Gardner up to .276/.353/.425. With his incredible defense, people still consider that a 4th OFer?

    • Greg says:

      Consistency. Once he gets that, like in the 1st half of 2010, then I will change my tune.

      • StanfordBen says:

        Is it somehow more helpful to the team if he alternates between going 1 for 3 and 1 for 4 than if he goes on cold and hot streaks? I don’t see how consistency helps teams get wins.

        Also, everyone goes through hot and cold streaks, as do coin when you flip them.

        • Esteban says:

          Exactly. Every single player in the history of baseball has had hot and cold streaks.

          • Greg says:

            He has the potential to be a .300 hitter. If he can hit .280-.290 consistently, then I will be satisfied. Also learn how to steal bases properly.

            • Esteban says:

              You mean consistently as in every year or his batting average is always in the .280-.290 range? I think his current line is about Gardner’s ceiling. Maybe slightly better AVG and OBP, but either way, with his defense, he’s incredibly valuable for his contract and easily a top 10 LFer in baseball.

    • Xstar7 says:

      Haters gonna hate

    • MikeD says:

      Dumb people.

    • nsalem says:

      I would refer to them as stupid people. As recently as twoo weeks ago when he was in the .240′s there were people suggesting he should be platooned.

  145. MikeD says:

    You just know that Jeter is leaving for the road trip at 2,999.

  146. Esteban says:

    OOooh Minka looking good.

  147. Greg says:

    Twins batted too long and broke Liriano’s concentration

  148. Cy Pettitte says:

    4/5 today

    Curtis is fucking awesome

  149. V says:

    That Granderslump is definitely over.

  150. Esteban says:

    Granderson is such a beast.

    #ImissPhilCoke.

  151. BigTimeBartolo says:

    I love Grandy

  152. Dino Velvet says:

    Jetes need 7 hits in 4 remaining home games.

    What should we do on Thursday if he doesn’t make it? Do we give him a standing ovation as he walks off the field in acknowledgment of the upcomng achieve on the road?

  153. V says:

    So, where are the #toomanyhomers haters today?

  154. YankeesJunkie says:

    A-Rod and Granderson are the best players at their position.

  155. Cy Pettitte says:

    so, who gets to come out of the lolpen for mop up in the 9th?

  156. Xstar7 says:

    9 runs today so far without the evil home run.

  157. Dino Velvet says:

    The blue jays lie down like dogs when facing boston

  158. Cy Pettitte says:

    Whelan in, Cervelli at 3rd

    perfect

  159. Greg says:

    over under on bad throws?

  160. Xstar7 says:

    Francisco Cervelli at third? I hope this isn’t going to end up like Marcus Thames’ misadventure at third against the Indians last year.

  161. Greg says:

    He’s Whelan and Dealin’

  162. X-62 says:

    Why is PJ catching in aaa? Montero had yesterday off and Molina is down their as well so why do they have 3 catchers? Do you think Montero is on his way?

  163. dela g says:

    Fun Fact, Whelan went my school, Texas A&M!

    Class of ’06

  164. first time lawng time says:

    We can use Whelan as a pinch runner, he got over to first so quickly!

  165. first time lawng time says:

    I was watching Say Yes to the Dress on TLC a few months ago and a guy on there was telling the bride, “you have to make sure you choose the perfect dress. You’re marrying Yankee royalty.”

    she was marrying Chad Gaudin.

  166. Esteban says:

    Stars of the game:
    1) Freddy
    2) Curtis
    3) Gardner

  167. V says:

    Inside the parker from Longoria, heh.

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