Saturday Night Open Thread

Swisher & A-Rod both day-to-day with various injuries
Andruw Jones will have knee drained before playoffs

We’ve got some time to kill before the Yankees try to end their three-game losing streak against the Angels tonight, so here’s an open thread to help keep everyone busy. There’s a plethora of college football on, making me wish I actually following the sport. Oh well. Anything goes here, talk about whatever your heart desires.

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Swisher & A-Rod both day-to-day with various injuries
Andruw Jones will have knee drained before playoffs
  • Plank

    SI Yankees playing tonight. Game 3 of 3 game series against Brooklyn Cyclones on 90.3 for the NY Penn League Semifinals.

    http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin.....038;tm=277

  • Kramerica Industries

    The big guy gets paid for nights like tonight.

    A win would be really nice right now, and would help calm some enveloping nerves. Hope he outpitches Haren and the O gets out of their collective funk right now. The first nine days of this month remind me far too much of Sept. 2010, in that the Yankees were on the latter half of an eight game streak when the month began, and struggled mightily from that point forth.

    The next three opposing pitchers won’t be any walk in the park. Gonna need another solid SP performance tonight.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Yeah, would be nice to see them get back on track tonight. Last year September kind of sucked, but they did turn it back on in the ALDS pretty quickly. Anyone remember the horrendous end of 2000 season? (5-16 over their last 21 games) That post season worked out pretty well.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Too bad I was 7 that year, although I do remember Jeter’s 1st pitch homer in I believe game 4 of the WS that year.

      • Kramerica Industries

        This is true, but I’m not sure what the point is supposed to be.

        I mean, it isn’t the best thing to enter the playoffs playing like shit, is it? They turned it around quickly, but look who they played in the opening round? A team that has lost 12 straight playoff games and is 2-12 in the past decade against the Yankees in the playoffs, let alone their wretched regular season marks.

        I don’t care who the Yankees ultimately get between Detroit and Texas. I just hope they are opening the playoffs in the Bronx, something that would be a lot more likely if they had won a game or two in the past few days.

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          no, definitely not the best thing to enter playoffs playing like shit, but we (collective we of Yankee Universe) probably over react to every slump as if it is indicative of a new Long Term trend.

          • Kramerica Industries

            Yeah, I can agree with this.

  • SevenAces

    Kyle Weiland is one ugly rat faced dude.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      (Looks at the team he plays for…) Yeah that sounds about right.

      • SevenAces

        Is ugliness a criteria when the Bossux scouts go out there and take a look at talent?

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          That and grittiness.

          • SevenAces

            And douchiness? Or is that developed later through the farm system by attending “Beckett and Papelbon’s Academy for Advanced Douche Baggery”. With curriculum such as “How to make everyone hate you” and “How to make your facial hair extra douchey”.

            • Owen Two

              Schilling is a guest lecturer.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    So, if Jesus gets in a game late for some defensive reps behind the plate, and Mo comes in to pitch the ninth, will that be the first Father/Son battery in the history of Baseball?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    To be honest: Minor League Baseball > College Football

  • Brian S.

    Okay this is the second day in a row that the Yankees should have gotten plenty of sleep. Time for the offense to produce.

    • Greg

      I dont know. Haren has been on a roll.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Random Question: But what is the cutoff for the number of AB’s/PA’s to be eligible for Rookie of the Year next year?

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

      130 AB. Montero will be eligible, there aren’t enough games left for him to get there, even if he plays everyday.

      • Tom Zig

        Do the playoffs count?

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

          Nope.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Awesome. Thanks.

  • Tom Zig

    is it time to consider dropping Tex in the batting order?

    • pop up teixeira

      yup but it’ll probably never happen tho

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I know there’s a zero % chance of this actually happening, but who would entertain the idea of starting Dellin Betances in place of A.J Burnett during the Seattle series?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      Jesse would.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        But LaDoosh wouldn’t?

        • Nuke Ladoosh

          Probanly not. Would like to see him get innings though.

    • Owen Two

      Probably Betances.

  • Plank

    Is William Oliver too old to be a prospect?

  • Tarik

    Does anybody know why Nunez is in RF and not Jones?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse
      • Cy Pettitte

        still nunie over dickerson or golson? really?

        • Plank

          Who are dickerson and golson? Oh, you mean Dickie and Golsie?

          • Plank

            I just re-read what I wrote. For the record, I was poking fun at Girardi’s use of nicknames, not yours.

      • SevenAces

        Might be an incredibly stupid question, but why not give Dickerson/Golson a shot? Weren’t they called up?
        Nunez has played like….what? 2 innings of OF his whole career??

        • Greg

          Dickerson and Golson arent as good offensively as Nunez which is their main problem right now.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          It’s not a stupid question. I’d rather have at least Dickerson over Nunez. Nunez will probably make an error in the outfield tonight.

          • SevenAces

            I’m in the same school of not having Eduardo “Iron Wall” Nunez patrolling an unfamiliar position.

          • Tom

            You can’t keep Nunez and his .664 OPS against righties out of the lineup…

            Forget the defensive aspect…. how exactly is this an offensive move against a right handed Haren?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Is Kramer Sneed a prospect? Does anyone have a scouting report on him, or at least know anything about him except the stats?

    • Kramerica Industries

      Just for Kramerial purposes, it would be nice if he is.

    • Brian S.

      Doesn’t he throw with his left hand? He will get plenty of opportunities.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        He does. I just haven’t heard anything about him.

  • Kramerica Industries

    146 games into the season, and the Toronto Blue Jays have personified mediocrity to this point:

    73-73
    37-36 home
    36-37 away
    681 runs scored
    681 runs allowed

    Impressive.

    • SevenAces

      It takes a ton of skills to have such balance.

    • Nuke Ladoosh

      Even Steven

    • Tom

      Obligatory…. this just shows the brilliance of AA in building such a balanced team!

  • pat

    Holy shit, Will Oliver.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    3-1 Rays in the 5th

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      The Sawx need to call up Super Prospects Jose Iglesias and Will Middlebrooks to join Ryan Lavahhhhhhnway as the three greatest trio of prospects in the history of the game. They’re so great that they already have HOF plaques in their name.

      /Peter Gammons’d