May
05

Game 27: Start of something

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Win it for Mo. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

It’s early-May, but it would be nice if the Yankees build something off yesterday’s win and go off on a nice little run these next few weeks. They’re due for five or six game winning streak, eight wins in ten games, something like that. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
DH Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
LF Raul Ibanez
Russell Martin
RF Dewayne Wise
3B Eduardo Nunez

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Tonight’s game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Outfield Update: Via Erik Boland and Mark Feinsand, Brett Gardner will hit on the field both today and tomorrow and could play in a minor league rehab game as soon as Monday. Nick Swisher ran the bases before the game and felt fine, so there’s a small chance he’ll play tomorrow. I’m guessing not with the day off on Monday.

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274 Comments»

  1. Darren says:

    Prediction for Jeter 2012:

    .406 (goes 5 for 5 on final day of season)
    28 HR
    81 RBI
    breaks Joe D’s streak

    Gold Glove

    WS and All Star MVP
    Regular MVP
    WS#6

  2. Cy Pettitte says:

    wonder if the Brewers would take Nunie off our hands with Gonzalez going down

  3. Tut says:

    Does Nunez get 500 AB’ s this year? Bad fielding and an OPS under .700?

  4. Josh Streeter says:

    I’m getting sick of Girardi adding a “y” onto everyone’s name when he speaks about them. What is he a kindergarden teacher? Between nuney, gardy, grandy, phelpsy, and all the other ones, I have to change the channel when he’s talking.

  5. jjyank says:

    I’m reprising my strategy from last night. NYY shirt, Cano jersey, 09 WS hat, and 09 WS shot class. Tonight, however, the shot glass is adorned with tequila. Happy Cinco de Mayo folks, may the Yankees forever feast on Paulino and for Kuroda to have a third straight solid start.

  6. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Let’s hope the Yanks get an early lead so the trolls will be held at bay.

  7. Greg says:

    HIs pitches are up again

  8. The Dude says:

    Nothing ever comes easy this season, eh?

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team is so bad defensively

    • The Dude says:

      Tell me about it. It’s kinda unwatchable sometimes. It seems like anytime anyone makes contact it finds a hole 80% of the time.

  10. Countryclub says:

    Opinions on Avengers? Saw it this morning; thought it was pretty freaking fun. Hulk steals the show.

  11. David N says:

    So this hasn’t started well….

  12. The Dude says:

    Wow. Walking Frenchy is not acceptable.

  13. Jugglenaut says:

    I played against Moustakas in high school. Not sure if I should feel proud or depressed.

  14. The Dude says:

    Cano if you’re not going to hit at least try to talk your walks!

  15. Greg says:

    It still boggles my mind how a all around great hitter who hits to all fields and is a relative young age could devolve in 2-3 years. Its astounding. He’s become a Dave Kingman like player (not as bad an average, but you get the idea.)

  16. The Dude says:

    I remember back in the day when the Yankees had 1-2-3 innings. Good times.

  17. Greg says:

    I’ve just been thinking if my diatribe on developing starting pitching and the Yankees’ mostly failure at it goes over to great hitting as well. I’m talking in the last 10 years.

    Cano and Montero? Does anyone else have any more?

    Austin Jackson, Jose Tabata and Brett Gardner are not great hitters, so they don’t count

  18. Cy Pettitte says:

    Paulino’s delivery is so unattractive. I don’t enjoy watching it.

  19. The Dude says:

    I wish Dave Eiland would’ve made our pitchers look this good when he was here…

  20. Hall and Nokes says:

    Oh well, sometimes you run into a guy with unhittable stuff like Felipe Paulino

    Tip o’ the cap.

  21. The Dude says:

    Yankees making Paulino look like Felix Hernandez.

  22. G says:

    I know it’s only been 3 innings, but this is hard to watch.

    • Countryclub says:

      You don’t like grounders back to the pitcher?

    • The Dude says:

      Especially when things you hope happen for the Yankees like clutch hits, lengthy at bats, strikes being called strikes, and good defense happens for the other team but not the Yankees.

  23. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’m normally not a negative guy but, boy, does this rotation need Kuroda to level out and become the pitcher we all thought the team was getting.

  24. The Dude says:

    This team is a disaster in the early going. Our record could be worse yeah but I don’t see this team going anywhere if they keep pitching horribly like they have. The same goes for our defense.

  25. Hall and Nokes says:

    PERFECT GAME

  26. The Dude says:

    Please take a 2-0 pitch Yankees. Also the Montero-Pineda trade just keeps getting worse. Campos with inflammation. I get a sick feeling in my stomach just thinking about it.

  27. Greg says:

    There goes the perfect game but the no no is intact.

  28. The Dude says:

    I’m almost positive the Scranton Wilkes Barre lineup could hit better than this lineup at this point. Hell I’d even take Charleston.

  29. Rek4gehrig says:

    Mo has nice calves

  30. The Dude says:

    Hey guys you think the Cubs would do Garza for Hughes, Betances, and maybe someone like JR Murphy? I definitely think Garza is he guy the Yankees should be targeting at the deadline since he actually has pitched in the AL East before and has playoff experience.

  31. delshofner says:

    So does Meredith.

  32. delshofner says:

    I know HS hitters in CT with better mechanics than Tex from the left side.

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is just embarrassing

  34. The Dude says:

    I haven’t seen the mowing down of a Yankee lineup this bad since Doc Halladay.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Cliff Lee, 2009 WS game 1. Or was it game 2? Regardless, that was an abortion. This is almost as bad as that

  35. Dino Velvet says:

    oh great, Bartlo Colon rubbing it our face

    • Greg says:

      Not really. Pitches in an easier division in a big ballpark. Of course he’s going to have good numbers

  36. Stratman9652 says:

    Return of the Russtache.

  37. Tom says:

    Well regardless of outcome, at least the Yankees have the right hitter up in this spot.

  38. The Dude says:

    Oy Jeets. Why?

  39. Greg says:

    Not real angry there. 2 out hits are hard to come by. That inning guaranteed that Paulino will not finish the game

  40. Yo says:

    Who are the Yankees kidding? This lineup just isn’t scary anymore. Almost everyone in the lineup has a clear hole in their swing and can be pitched to once the pitchers hit their spots.

  41. Greg says:

    Something both the Yankees and Red Sox arent doing right now is eating up cupcakes. Red Sox lost a series to the A’s and now the O’s. Yankees lost the series to the O’s and now perhaps to the Royals.

    We might have to accept that the O’s are real now.

  42. Greg says:

    Its getting to the point where we will know early if Kuroda will have a good start or not.

    • Havok9120 says:

      See, you said that one inning into his last start. And you predicted, just like this time and for the same reasons, that he was going to get hammered. And he didn’t, and we didn’t hear from you for the rest of the night.

      Do you see the problem here?

      • Havok9120 says:

        In fact, you’ve done that in each of his last 3 starts I think. It may go back longer, but I’m not sure.

  43. How goes the night gentleman =/

  44. Karl Krawfid says:

    How many sliders can you throw a big league hitter before he hits it? Just lazy game calling and lazy pitching.

  45. Yo says:

    The Royals are giving the Yankees a lesson on how to pitch and hit.

  46. Athenian says:

    This just keeps getting more and more embarrassing. Is it to early to start hoping for July to be a better month? Don’t see it improving in May or June, schedule is to hard with under .500 teams

    • Will The Thrill says:

      These Yankees make any team look great doesn’t matter if we’re playing a first place team or last place team.

  47. Widget says:

    another eh pitching performance and terrible offensive showing. It’s like Groundhog Day starring the 2012 New York Yankees.

  48. Greg says:

    I’m starting to think Cashman needs to go too. Ever since he gained control, a lot of his decisions have backfired.

    Javier Vasquez trade
    AJ Burnett pickup
    Tex pickup (two bad years to one)
    A-Rod contract (dont know if he was directly responsible)
    Montero trade (even though I would do that trade, it backfired immediately)

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Signing Greg to that two-year, 10-bottle-of-Prozac contract?

      • Greg says:

        I’ve been on Prozac for years. So insensitive.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Now you may all ask yourselves, “how did he know that?”

        • Havok9120 says:

          You and half the country (myself included, though Prozac was like throwing hard boiled eggs at a Leopold tank), though that numbers come down in the last couple years apparently.

    • The Dude says:

      I agree. The bad results of his decisions severely outweigh the good returns from his decisions.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        Except for all the wins, which outweigh the losses.

        • Havok9120 says:

          He’s contributed nothing to all these above .500 seasons, playoff appearances, and the ring. That’s all the money. The negatives, which have never cost us a season or even a month of a season, obviously outweigh the positives.

          Get it right Axisa.

          • Greg says:

            All what you say is true.

            The problem is “THE RING”

            Not good for the New York Yankees.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              If you’re looking for a GM that will win the World Series more often than not, you’ll be looking forever.

              • Greg says:

                I want a GM that can develop young talent and combine that with our veteren players to create a championship contender for many years.

                In other words, I want Andrew Friedman to be the GM

                • Mike Axisa says:

                  And what makes you think he’ll be a good GM in a large market? It’s real easy to wait out the growing pains of young kids in front of 10k fans a night when no one expects you to win.

                  • Mike Axisa says:

                    Or the fact that Friedman is never willing to make a trade to put his team over the top?

                  • Greg says:

                    That’s where the extra money can come in. You can wait out growing pains and still win. If you have talent surrounding the rookies.

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      All that money can buy you an anti-aging machine so that those veterans don’t age while you exercise all those oodles and oodles of patience you seem to be champion of (but never show an ounce of while posting on a blog. Funny how that happens.).

                    • Greg says:

                      Did David Price need patience?
                      No.
                      Did Jeremy Hellickson need patience?
                      No.
                      Evan Longoria?
                      No.

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      Helickson needed almost SIX HUNDRED INNINGS in the minors. All of their guys needed a ton of time, with Price being the sole exception.

                      I have no idea how Longo developed, nor am I invested enough in this argument to check.

                    • Mike Axisa says:

                      No, but two of those players were top three draft picks. And Hellickson sucks anyway.

                    • MannyGeee says:

                      Price & Longoria didnt require patience? tell that to Tampa By Devil Rays fans (note not Rays fans) that had to suffer through last place from 94 to 2007

                • Robinson Tilapia says:

                  ….and someday someone will show a picture book of that era called “last decade,” which you’re clearly too young to remember, and explain to you why this franchise hasn’t been trying to develop young talent until recently.

                • Havok9120 says:

                  …..

                  Are you a recent fan or something? I mean, did you miss all that time with the Boss & Co running the show and are now blaming Cashman for not developing a farm system? I mean, that would make the most sense here.

                  • Greg says:

                    No.

                    I blame that on both George and Cashman

                    It’s like we didn’t attempt to develop young talent and when we finally started to do it, we’re not good at it.

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      How’s any of that on Cashman though? That’s my point. He’s singlehandedly built the entire player-development side of this franchise in the last, what, 6 years? 7? Were you actually expecting a side of the franchise that almost hadn’t existed for more than 1 out of the previous 4 decades to suddenly flourish into greatness?

                    • Greg says:

                      If Tampa Bay could do that quickly, so can we.

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      Tampa Bay didn’t do it that quickly. Tampa Bay did it with a huge amount of time and patience (brought from not having any fans or contending) in nearly every case. High picks helped too of course. I rip the following off from JohnnyC:

                      Niemann 273 IP in AAA alone (385 IP in minors)
                      Davis 211 IP in AAA alone (767 IP in minors)
                      Shields 554 IP in minors
                      Moore 497 IP in minors
                      Hellickson 580 IP in minors

                      That’s just their current crop. Price was the exception to the rule because, simply put, the dude is great. And that doesn’t even mention that you’re comparing us to the team considered to have the best player development system in the league and possibly the best one in the history of baseball. Sorry, we aren’t going to meet those standards because “we’re the Yankees and we should.”

                  • Robinson Tilapia says:

                    Greg’s been a Yankee fan all his life, since he was five. Can’t you tell?

                    I’ll let you finish that joke.

                    • Greg says:

                      Been going to Yankee games for 14 years. Wasn’t interested in sports then.
                      Became a full on Yankee fan 7 years ago.
                      Studied up.

                • JohnnyC says:

                  You know, of course, that Andrew Friedman’s experience in baseball was playing college ball at Tulane and then spending the next half decade as a securities analyst for Bear Stearns and other venture capital firms. Sternberg liked his finance ideas and hired him. His finance ideas. He, according to reliable sources, leaves the baseball decisions to his development and personnel people.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                The Yankee way is to win a World Series every single year. No excuses.

                FACT: Baseball was created only 28 years ago, in 1984.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              *just spit out dinner*

            • Havok9120 says:

              0_o

              So you’re asking him to do something we’ve done twice in last three and a half decades? And anything less in unacceptable?

              Sigh.

    • There was also the
      CC Sabathia signing, twice
      development of Brett Gardner
      The Nick Swisher steal
      The Nova Development
      The Robertson Development
      The Santana nontrade
      The Russel Martin signing
      Also Cano’s development into a superstar.

      • Greg says:

        CC- fine
        Brett Gardner- No because I don’t think much of Gardner. He doesn’t hit for power or a high average. And he gets injured alot
        Swisher- fine
        Nova- waiting for more samples
        Robertson- fine
        Santana nontrade- fine
        Russell Martin- No. Bad offensively and is not a Molina behind the plate
        Cano- fine

        So that’s 5 in the yes and 5 in the no

    • MannyGeee says:

      Alot of good things have happened too you know. On the risk of fcking up the narrative:

      Traded Betemit and a bag of balls for swisher
      Lightening in a bottle colon, Prior & freddy
      Got Granderson pretty cheap
      Thames/Jones/Hinske/Hairston/Chavez in the best bench pieces this team has seen in decades.

      But nah, fuck Cashman, he sucks

      • MannyGeee says:

        Andohbytheway… That ring in 2009 didn’t suck

        • Havok9120 says:

          One ring in 5 years “isn’t good enough for New York” for him according to what he said above.

          • Greg says:

            You talk to most Yankee fans, they will say exactly that

            • Havok9120 says:

              Uhh. So would fans in many cities, in a multitude of sports. You know why? THEY’RE FANS. Does that make them correct?

              I repeat, because you didn’t respond to this above yet, that we’ve only won multiple rings in a 5 year span twice in 35 years. It is not a reasonable expectation simply because “we’re the Yankees and we expect better.” Hell, making the playoffs, what, 15 of the last 16 seasons or whatever the streak is up to now, isn’t reasonable to expect. We only expect it because we put together solidly above average teams every year regardless of injuries, bad years from players, and terrible contracts handed down from ownership.

              • Greg says:

                Because whenever we’ve won rings, we’ve won them in bunches. Michael Kay said this once and I looked it up and he’s right. The Yankees have not won one title only and then go under for 6 or 7 years. In the 20s 30s
                40s 50s 60s 70s and 90s, we won our championships in bunches. So it is not an unreasonable expectation

                • The Yankees have existed for roughly 100 years, in that 100 years we’ve won the World Series 28 times, or just over 1 every four years, by that logic we’re due for one in the next couple.

                • Mike Axisa says:

                  That makes absolutely zero sense.

                  • Greg says:

                    Hey, he said it. I;m just the messenger

                  • Greg says:

                    And the evidence backs up what Kay said.

                    • Mike Axisa says:

                      So because they won the WS in bunches several decades ago, they’ll do it again?

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      Sure, if you ignore the way the game has changed in the last century, Kay is absolutely correct.

                      Of course, that would be an incredibly silly thing to do, but whatever. Roll with it.

                    • Greg says:

                      It’s like the Madden curse. There should be nothing to it, but its happened so many times (including after free agency was introduced) that the data can’t be ignored

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      Its happened TWICE IN 35 YEARS. You’re making me repeat myself.

                • Havok9120 says:

                  Of course it is you ninny. Twice. In. Thirty-five. Years.

                  If you want to go back to the times before free agency, before any the playoff system, and before the freaking BREAKING BALL, then sure. You’re expectations are right in line with…something. I’m not sure what. Not reason.

                  • Greg says:

                    It happened twice after free agency and once after the playoff system was introduced.

                    In fact, if I’m not mistaken we’ve won at least 2 WS in every decade since 1920 except for the 1980s.

                    • Havok9120 says:

                      How does once in the modern playoff system and twice in 40 years equal a pattern?

                      By the way, if you’re going on that twice per decade thing….we’re actually still on schedule.

      • radnom says:

        >> Lightening in a bottle colon, Prior & freddy

        what?

        >> Got Granderson pretty cheap

        I would re-do that trade 10 out of 10 times, but the Yankees gave up a ton. If you’re going to give Cashman credit for Granderson blowing up after the trade (which I think is fair), then you also have to dock him for IPK’s post-trade success.

        Btw, I’m not a Cashman hater – just injecting some reality, both sides could use it.

        • Havok9120 says:

          Yeah, no clue where Prior came from.

          I agree on IPK, though the question will always be, could he do that here? I think he could do a lot of it here, but I can see both sides of that argument.

          • I honestly don’t know…I mean he doesn’t exactly have overpowering stuff, and his control is slightly above average…I think he could be decent in the AL, average in the AL East, but not as good as he is in the NL, because anybody with eyes can see that the AL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NL

        • MannyGeee says:

          Sorry, not Prior, I meant Kerry Wood. My bad

  49. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Out pitched and hit by the royals. Good times

  50. Pat D says:

    I once speculated, though I’ve never gone through the game logs to confirm, that in any game that Mo blew (either by losing the lead or losing a tie game) where the offense still had a chance to come back, they’d always lose because they were too shell-shocked that some team bested Mo on that particular day.

    Now this is way off base, I admit, but I will say that if they continue to struggle offensively like this for a few more days I’m going to start to wonder if Mo’s injury isn’t messing with their heads.

    Note: I also say this without having seen any of yesterday’s or tonight’s game.

  51. Widget says:

    Cano needs to get going. Tex is who he is and A-Rod is who he is. I don’t expect either of them to do much, but Cano, he’s a stud. They need him.

  52. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Watching Kuroda isn’t particularly making me feel inspired as to how this team’s going to put a rotation out there this season. He needs to be a lynchpin here and it’s not happening in the soon-to-be-not-early-going. The pressure this puts on CC and Nova is not the type I think they can live up to….well, half of them can live up to.

    Not what I was expecting for sure. Plenty of time but, yeah, not encouraged by Kuroda thus far. I was one of the loudest supporters of signing him as well.

    Still plenty of time in this game, but I will leave you all to Greg, Athenian, and The Dude. Have fun.

    • JohnnyC says:

      They over-evaluated Kuroda’s stuff. He really needed the oasis at the bottom of NL lineups. He likes to walk batters to get to the weak spot of a lineup…not feasible on most AL teams. More than likely this is what he is in the AL: back of the rotation, somewhat of an innings eater, ERA ~ 4.50. Good value for $10 million, eh?

  53. Tom says:

    Tip of the cap to Rapada and Eppley there.

    While it seems like the score is 10-0, they got out of a tough spot there and at least kept the game within shouting distance at 3 runs

  54. God damnit Franceor…and god damnit Grandy.

  55. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why the hell are you running on him?

    What the fuck is wrong with this team?

  56. Cy Pettitte says:

    who would have known Francoeur’s got a great arm?

  57. Widget says:

    That sucked.

  58. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Most outfield assist since 2005. Shallow hit ball, of course run on him and of course cano gets a hit that would of put the yanks on the board

  59. wow says:

    what the heck. LOL

  60. Athenian says:

    This team has become baseball dysfunctional. Can’t hit, pitch run the bases, field, it to like the Bad News Bears only worse. Just stupid baseball.

  61. wow says:

    this team is a joke

  62. I wonder what this website would’ve looked like in the Dark Times of the mid-late 80s

  63. Widget says:

    I normally don’t dislike players on a team a cheer for. But I am going to break that rule for Mark Texeiria. I loathe him.

  64. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Call me a ledge jumper but I can’t watch this team anymore.

  65. Did anybody ever find out why Eiland took that extended leave of absence in the last year of his contract?

  66. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    If that had hit a Yankee player they would be out for the year

  67. Cuso says:

    It’s not fun watching games right now. It’s more than “that’s because they’re losing.”

    When our 6,7,8,9 rivals NL teams, it’s somewhat of a downer.

  68. Buddy says:

    Would you trade Tex and his contract for Pujols and his? How about Arod?

    • Bunt Gardner says:

      I would strongly consider it…especially Arod’s.

      • Mike Axisa says:

        After living through the first 4+ years of A-Rod’s deal, you’re willing to take on ANOTHER ten-year contract for a player over 30? Especially when Pujols showed signs of decline last year (nevermind this year)?

        • Bunt Gardner says:

          Oh, it would be stupid, but I was thinking of possible improvement over Arod’s current performance.

      • Havok9120 says:

        Uhhhh. What? You want to watch another decline phase? We’re halfway through ARods.

        • Bunt Gardner says:

          True, but maybe Pujols would be productive through those few years and maybe I’ll be dead by the severe decline phase…lol

  69. Cuso says:

    So after this game Eppley gets sent back down & recall Mitchell?

    After all, it is Hughes pitching tomorrow. And I can’t think Joe will give it all to Sweaty Freddy.

  70. Karl Krawfid says:

    Can’t take this anymore.

  71. JMK says:

    You guys remember how we were all bragging how stacked the rotation and depth are?

    Hard to believe that was only a month ago.

  72. Cuso says:

    CAN SOMEONE get Ramiro Mendoza on the horn?

  73. Jerome S. says:

    This actually isn’t as bad as I recall the team playing. Last year about this time the Yankees lost five in a row, everyone was calling for Girardi/Cashman’s head, even me. And everyone was healthy then, too.
    That’s not to say this isn’t bad, because it clearly is. But I’m not about to damn the team because of a bit of a rough patch in early May. Or at any moment, really. It’s the long haul that matters.
    That said, I promised myself to drink bleach the day I saw Wise in our OF…

  74. Cuso says:

    What’s up with Twitchy there?

  75. mike_h says:

    some damn offense please

  76. Cuso says:

    Whatever you want…..Leo Getz!

  77. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow that’s more like it Russell.

  78. Cuso says:

    Martin started growing the porn stache again. U better not shave it!!!!

  79. Cy Pettitte says:

    wish they left Mijares in for Jeter, probably would have been a 5-3 game.

  80. Greg says:

    That’s just not fair

  81. Monterowasdinero says:

    Can’t watch the Yanks anymore tonight. Going out to the great northwest. The King and Jesus.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Will we get an update if he goes 0-5, or does that only happen when he’s 4-5?

      • Monterowasdinero says:

        Tonight’s update is he is catching one of the best pitchers in the game and batting cleanup.

        Enough said.

  82. completely off topic, but some shit about MCA, huh? Only 47…

  83. Betty Lizard says:

    I was sad I couldn’t watch the game (blackout).
    Then I was glad I couldn’t watch the game.
    Then my baseball boyfriend hit a home run.
    But I understand the mustache is back?

    I am conflicted.

  84. Karl Krawfid says:

    Man fire Kevin Long.

    • TomH says:

      It is interesting to see how the hitting and pitching coaches can’t do very much with so many people this year. Freddy and Hughes certainly, Cano, ARod, Teixeira. I doubt anyone could have solved those problems, and it may be a lesson in the limits of coaching intervention.

      In ARod’s case, it may well just be a case of sudden aging.

      • Need Pitching says:

        yeah, I wouldn’t include ARod in that group.
        His numbers are pretty much right in line with what he has done over the last 2 years.
        I’m not sure any pitching coach would be able to make Hughes a good starter.

      • Karl Krawfid says:

        Really just speaking out of anger. Can’t keep having A-Rod Tex and Cano bat 3-4-5 when Jeter and Granderson are your best hitters though.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          In all seriousness, when everyone’s healthy next week they should go

          1. Jeter
          2. Gardner
          3. Granderson
          4. Swisher
          5-9

          At least until Cano gets his shit straight.

  85. bobtaco says:

    Tex at the plate looks like he is wearing a blindfold

  86. sevrox says:

    Aura and Mystique migrated South to Tampa Bay and Texas. la de freakin’ da

  87. Tom says:

    Three more groundouts to the right side for Cano.

    Girardi really needs to just give him a day off (and not at DH).

  88. JohnnyC says:

    Who ordered the Tom Collins?

    • Havok9120 says:

      I thought when I read this, knowing that my stream was well behind, that Raul smashed a homer. Then my hopes were crushed. Its all your fault.

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    oppo field double. only good thing about this night is that it appears Russell is coming out of the slump.

    • Betty Lizard says:

      Martin’s average is now over 200!

      (“Our expectations must be reasonable . . . ” Nah, fuck that. But I am going to take pleasure in small things.)

      Maybe they should all sport mustaches?

  90. TomH says:

    God, did they look old and slow against this team.

  91. OldYanksFan says:

    Just painful to watch.

  92. dc1874 says:

    well…at least they didnt need mariano tonight….

  93. this here game sucked pure and simple over and out stick a fork in them they are toast

    • Havok9120 says:

      The first half of that is true and reasonable.

      The second half may be true, but isn’t at all reasonable.

  94. Duh Innings says:

    The Yankees should trade Teixiera in the offseason and market him as a mini-Pujols:

    A 33-year old essentially since he turns 33 on 4/11/13 who is under contract for only four years not ten.

    They should offer to pay $5.625M of his salary a year 2013-16 so he costs only $67.5M for four years ($16.875M a year) and his taker is paying only three years worth of salary for four years of contract since a year’s worth of salary is being paid across four years ($5.625M a year x 4 years = $22.5M.)

    This deal would basically be saying to Teixiera’s taker “Here’s Teixiera with a year on us.”

    Spare me the “he has a full no-trade clause in his contract” cr ap because he would waive it if he knew he wasn’t wanted anymore because no one wants to play where they’re not wanted. At some point it would leak that the team doesn’t want you anymore and you have to play with that hanging on your head, and no player would be adversarial and say “I’m staying.”

    • Need Pitching says:

      ” and no player would be adversarial and say “I’m staying.””

      AJ just did that this offseason, declining a trade to the Angels.

      You’d likely have to include quite a bit more money to get another team to take Tex.

  95. Duh Innings says:

    What if the Yanks traded Martin midseason and made Stewart the everyday catcher August on? They could re-sign Stewart for a year and $500K (slight raise from the $482,500 he’s making this year.) Cervelli or Romine could battle each other for the backup catcher job in spring training.

    I’d rather the Yanks go with Stewart for a year and half a mil than overpay Martin in years and money then possibly be stuck with Martin for those years and money.

  96. Monterowasdinero says:

    Tagging from 2nd on Francouer with one out, down 3-0 and Cano on deck. What were you thinking Curtis?

  97. Betty Lizard says:

    I saw the next thread, “A loss at every level” and I thought it was the recap.
    :-(

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