Game 31: Coors Field

(Justin Edmonds/Getty)

(Justin Edmonds/Getty)

I’m not going to lie: I am not looking forward to these three games in Coors Field. Hiroki Kuroda spoke to Ken Davidoff about the challenges of pitching in the thin mountain air, and it doesn’t sound fun. Considering how much the Yankees rely on their pitching, they have to hope the altitude helps the bats or their pitchers avoid the pitfalls of Coors Field. Here’s the lineup that will face left-hander Jorge De La Rosa…

  1. CF Ichiro Suzuki
  2. SS Jayson Nix
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Vernon Wells
  5. RF Ben Francisco
  6. 1B Lyle Overbay
  7. 3B Chris Nelson
  8. C Chris Stewart
  9. SP Hiroki Kuroda

This is the team’s first non-Eastern Time Zone game of the year, which I’m guessing you realized when the game didn’t start at 7pm ET. First pitch is scheduled for 8:40pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

David Robertson Update: Robertson (hamstring) played catch and threw some pitches in the bullpen, and everything went fine. He considers himself available tonight, but it’s unclear if Joe Girardi will give him the proverbial “one extra day.”

Ivan Nova Update: Nova (triceps) is scheduled to pitch in an Extended Spring Training game tomorrow, according to Anthony McCarron. Is it a coincidence he lines up a) with David Phelps‘ rotation spot, and b) to pitch Monday (the doubleheader against the Indians)? I’m guessing no. Nova is eligible to come off the DL on Sunday.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. forensic says:

    Girardi said he assumed he could go to him tonight, so hopefully we won’t get that one extra day if there’s an opportunity to use him.

    It really sucks that Nunez is still not available. Not just because it means both Nix and Nelson are starters, but because you can’t even PH for them late in the game. That’s really frustrating.

  2. Woonipa says:

    So Gardner is a platoon guy now?

  3. forensic says:

    Yikes, Lorenz and Flaherty?!?!?!

    That’s like cruel and unusual punishment.

    • jjyank says:

      This is part of the reason why I will be watching Arrested Development on my TV with the game on my computer, nice and muted. Best of both worlds.

  4. Dalek Jeter says:

    Harvey is perfect through 5…just something to keep your eyes on.

  5. Kramerica Industries says:

    You know, g-ddammit…

    Why is it always Lorenz/Flash or Kenny/Flash whenever the Yankees go to one of these middle-American towns, like Denver, Cleveland, Kansas City, etc.?

    It probably won’t happen in this ballpark, but those combos will almost always try put me to sleep. Boring as shit.

    • Eddard says:

      Because nobody wants to go to those towns, Kay especially doesn’t like to fly.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        I just get irritated at times with the game of Musical Chairs known as the YES booth.

        I don’t know of another booth in the league, aside from the Dodgers, where the play-by-play and colour commentators could be completely different one series to the next. And the Dodgers are only like that because Scully can’t really travel any farther east than Denver these days.

  6. OldYanksFan says:

    This could be the ugliest lineup since Mantle retired.

    • forensic says:

      Why do the Yankees have like 5 pitchers in the lineup? Didn’t someone tell them they only need to have one?

      Now, go prove me wrong hitters, please…

  7. Winter says:

    For those who are interested, here are the Coors Field stats of the Yankees’ two projected starters with NL experience:

    Hiroki Kuroda: 1-2, 22.1 IP, 6.85 ERA, 1.567 WHIP, 16 SO

    CC Sabathia: 0-1, 10.1 IP, 8.71 ERA, 1.935 WHIP, 5 SO


  8. Havok9120 says:

    I know that this is the worst YES crew so far this season, but I’m pretty pumped to have the YES feed tonight over the Rox feed.


  9. Ethan says:

    Is it just me or is the YES onscreen scoreboard further toward the center than usual? It’s pretty annoying watching on a computer monitor.

  10. vicki says:

    you just know joe woke up this morning like a kid on christmas. he is PSYCHED to be in an nl park.

  11. Dalek Jeter says:

    C’mon HiRok! for Prussia!

  12. vicki says:

    so how’s about a nice, clean first, hirok?

  13. Kramerica Industries says:

    Alex Rios with an infield single ends Matt Harvey’s quest.

    • forensic says:

      You could almost see the ump hesitate on the call. I wonder if he was almost thinking about if it was close enough to call him out. That would’ve been a disaster.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        I feel bad for Harvey. That’s as bad as an error to kill a perfecto, if not worse, because it also ruins the no-no.

  14. TinePar says:

    Thats basically a Triple A team with Cano in the middle.

  15. Dalek Jeter says:

    Harvey just lost his perfect game, 2 outs in the 7th, infield single.

  16. McLovin says:


  17. Kramerica Industries says:

    What the hell was that?

    • forensic says:

      Nix has to get his ass hustling after that ball. He just half-assed it. When you’re as terrible as he is, at least hustle. He did something similar a week or so ago on a ball down the third base line.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Why should he bother? Even when Youk, Jeter, and Nunez are healthy he’ll see playing time at least 30% of the time. He played 74 games last season.

  18. Dalek Jeter says:

    Jayson Nix, you are horrible a life. Shut up Flahrety, Nelson didn’t touch that. That was Nix losing focus because of the dive.

    Also, anybody listening on the radio? How ar John and Suzyn reacting to that play?

    • Winter says:

      Not listening to the broadcast, but I’d guess John couldn’t predict that play.

    • forensic says:

      Nelson did hit it. You could see its direction change a little.

      But Nix should still be able to pick it up and not roll out into LF.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Really? Huh, w/e, I didn’t notice it change direction at all until it hit of Nix’s glove.

  19. McLovin says:

    Holy shit. Nice play!

  20. vicki says:

    defensive catcher!

  21. Eddard says:

    That’s one thing Stewey does well, quick release to the bag.

  22. Eddard says:

    Let’s see what murderer’s row can do here.

  23. McLovin says:

    Let’s get the offense going guys.

  24. forensic says:

    I can’t believe the outfielders are playing so deeply with Overbay up. Don’t they know he can’t hit lefties at all?

    • Eddard says:

      Must be how they play for most hitters because of the ballpark.

      • forensic says:

        I know they usually do it for the ballpark, but geez, adjust a little bit depending on the batter who’s up.

        Next thing you know they’ll be standing on the warning track when Stewart is up…

  25. MannyGeee says:

    I am losing posts all over the place right now… They just seem to be going into the ether for some reason…. So imma try to float this out again. Anyone else see the JA Happ injury? Scary scary stuff…

  26. forensic says:

    I wonder if anyone is going to bother telling Lorenz that it’s Nolan, not Nelson.

    • MannyGeee says:

      I guess his brothers are named “Cousy” for Bob and “Brooks” for Robinson… Obviously “Nolan” for Ryan.

      So yeah, that happened.

  27. MannyGeee says:

    There’s an inning for ya… Atta boy Hirok…

  28. Dalek Jeter says:

    So in the past week, which has had two off days, Gardner has been benched twice. I could understand if he turned into Ben Francisco a below replacement level player against left hand pitching, or was coming back from a recent injury, and we had anybody but Ben Francisco a better than replacement level righty that could play the outfield instead. But since this isn’t the case…why is Gardner sitting?

    • MannyGeee says:

      For the same reason they sat Pronk against weak leftys in favor of Don Francisco… Which is no good fucking reason

  29. forensic says:

    Somehow I’m not surprised in the least that Flaherty is impressed with Stewart…

  30. Mike Axisa says:

    In a shocking turn of events, career backup catcher John Flaherty is impressed by career backup catcher Chris Stewart.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Yeah. Every no hit catcher is Flash’s favorite guy.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      And career backup Joe Girardi is as well.

      Damn. We finally got to the root of the problem. Too many backup catchers around the team.

      Tony Pena is outnumbered.

  31. Dalek Jeter says:

    Am I the only one who thinks there is less “strategy” in the NL game. I mean regardless of pitch count or anything, if it’s the bottom of the 7th and you have bases loaded, 2 out, and you’re down one with the pitcher up…the move is absolutely obvious.

    • MannyGeee says:

      If “strategy” = “movement”, then yes there is more in the NL… But you’re right, the moves seem relatively obvious.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Well, yeah, but that’s about the most clear cut example of that. What if it’s the 4th? Or the 6th? And you’re playing against an ace?

      I agree completely that the “strategy” thing is nigh-total nonsense, but there can be some tough decisions to make.

  32. Havok9120 says:

    Man, I know that we travel well, but there seem to be a lot of Yanks fans hanging out in the stands.

    I know we’ve got 2-4 RABers hanging out in Colorado, but still.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Ironically, Ma & Pa just informed me that the crowd is pretty weak for a Yanks series in Denver… They also told me again today (like every day) that Nix is a great ball player beyond the box score. So there’s that

  33. trr says:

    Runnin’ wild!

  34. forensic says:

    Nice job Ichiro!

    If only Nix hadn’t absurdly taken a fastball right down the middle in a full count…

  35. MannyGeee says:

    Ichiro with the FAstness!

  36. wheels says:

    Shit Nix.

  37. TinePar says:

    Ichiro with the wheels, Nix with the brakes.

  38. MannyGeee says:

    Nix batting 2nd makes my dick hurt

  39. Havok9120 says:

    The Twins are just getting ready to disappoint me again. I just know it.

  40. Pat D says:


    (deep breath)


  41. forensic says:

    And now Flaherty is apparently impressed with Dante Bichette Jr. too…

  42. Dalek Jeter says:

    Dante Bichette is white? I feel just a bit racist for assuming otherwise

  43. Get Phelps Up says:

    I see that both Middlebrooks and Ross had to leave with injuries.

    • forensic says:

      I saw that they were pulled, but the score page didn’t say anything about injuries like it normally does. You know what they were?

    • MannyGeee says:

      Shit, the injury bug is moving north. I am officially nervous that I may strain an oblique this week if the trend continues

  44. TinePar says:

    I bet Flaherty has a favorite set of backup shoes…..he’s probably wearing them right now.

  45. forensic says:

    Come on Kuroda, put away the pitcher already…

  46. TinePar says:

    Yeah, this one is gonna get a rain delay shortly.

  47. scf group says:

    Pretty sure Fowler has been in the big leagues for like 4-5 years flash

  48. your mom says:

    1st and 3rd for the Twins, no outs, thanks to Ciriaco(hate that guy).

  49. Vern Sneaker says:

    Just watched the Happ video. Truly scary.

  50. Havok9120 says:


    Alrighty then. With the bats, boys.

  51. WhittakerWalt says:

    I guess it had to happen with Vernon Wells.

  52. MannyGeee says:

    This game is becoming an unnecessary pitchers dual.

  53. Dalek Jeter says:

    Benny had some good at bats, he might have gone 0-4 today, but he hit a few balls hard foul, worked a walk, and went into second hard on that diving play. We just have to keep giving him regular at bats, and I’m sure he’ll start to hit for us. -Joe in his post game presser tonight if he’s asked about Francisco.

  54. MannyGeee says:

    Fuuuuuuuuck. No one interested in hitting the ball in the air in Denver?

  55. Eddard says:

    Cano is going to have to run into one and we can win 1-0. Not much else you can do when Nix, Nelson, Francisco, Stewart and the pitcher are 5/9 of your lineup.

  56. nycsportzfan says:

    Our lineup is absurd.. I’m very proud this team is holding it together like they have, when u got lineups like this coming out from time to time.. We need Vernon Wells to get hot again…

  57. MannyGeee says:

    This just in… Stewart is a Thinking Mans Catcher… Per John Sterling

  58. your mom says:

    Boston down 6-0 yay.

  59. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Wow. A perfect game ended by an infield single. Man, that’s gotta suck.

  60. Eddard says:

    Bunt him over, Hiroki. Give Ichiro a shot to drive in the run.

  61. nycsportzfan says:

    Stewart baby!!!!!!!

  62. MannyGeee says:

    Suzyn Waldman gets no cell reception in Denver… Are we more surprised that this is an issue in 2013 in a metropolitan city like Denver or that she actually owns a cellphone? It might actually be her shoe she is trying to talk in to, I am not ruling that out yet.

  63. forensic says:

    Really surprised they didn’t call Kuroda for interference there.

    Guess those two terrible strike calls are doing the job instead…

    • Havok9120 says:

      Yeah. It was pretty clear he was in the way. I don’t know the letter of the rule, but that seemed awfully clear cut.

      Rain. Great.

  64. Dalek Jeter says:

    This inning is just pushing Romine further and further to the end of the bench. If he’s only going to catch like 15% of the games get Bobby Wilson up here and let Romine catch every day at AAA.

  65. MannyGeee says:

    Torrialba this bad with the SB? Or Did we get this fast all of the sudden?

    • Winter says:

      I think they must have some scouting report on De La Rosa that he’s super slow to the plate. Torrealba is pretty average.

  66. nycsportzfan says:

    God Dang it!!!!

  67. forensic says:


    This offense makes me sad.

  68. Eddard says:

    Damn it. That would have been a big run with the way this game is going.

  69. Kramerica Industries says:

    At least this game hasn’t been completely boring, right?


    • forensic says:

      Good thing Lorenz and Flaherty are so entertaining and enthralling to keep us all on the edge of our seats…

  70. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Good for Hiroki, but this lineup is just painful to watch tonight. I’m not coming here preaching hellfire and brimstone or anything but, man, there’s enough available options within the system to put something a bit more balanced out there.

    I’m not even acknowledging the return of the U R OMGZ SMH TEH YANKS I just noticed.

  71. TinePar says:

    This commentary is brutal, game like this where is Cone when you need him?

  72. forensic says:

    Did Lorenz really just say 0 is not a number???

  73. Winter says:

    Oh god. Zero’s a number.

  74. Dalek Jeter says:

    God I didn’t realize Flaherty loved shitty blue collar players like John and Suzyn do. He’s been on the Nix and Stewart dick since first pitch.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      That’s what you think of me with Nix, isn’t it?

      I wish he wasn’t playing every fucking day. I’ll tell you that.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Nah, you only defend/speak not poorly about him when he does something positive or when we get too hard on him…these guys, every time he makes even the most routine play we get a full minute on how he’s a ballplayer and even when he makes errors on the most routine plays there is a reason or an excuse as to why he didn’t make it instead of just him being a back up/replacement player.

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Lousy hitters always love other lousy hitters.

    • I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

      Yea, he said something to the effect of “Chris Stewart has been swinging the bat pretty well lately…” while I sat and shook my head.

  75. Eddard says:

    Robbie will have 2 more ABs to run into one. That’s about all the chance this lineup has of putting a run on the board.

    • TinePar says:

      Unless Joe pinch hits CC for Benny F.

    • forensic says:

      Though he sometimes runs into one from a lefty, it’d be really nice if they’d bring in a righty for him next time.

      It’s sad seeing him continue his non-hitting vs. lefties this year.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        103 wRC+ isn’t “non-hitting.”

        • forensic says:

          He’s only there because he has run into a couple, which I acknowledged.

          But he’s only hitting .222 with a .276 OBP now.

          • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

            So, if you take out the good things Robbie has done against lefties Robbie had hit badly against lefties?

            • forensic says:

              I didn’t take out all the good things. I clearly said, twice, that he’s run into a couple. But those 4 AB’s don’t overtake the other 50 AB’s where he hasn’t done anything.

              And that 103 and his .750ish OPS aren’t exactly impressive.

              • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

                Yeah, twice, he’s run into a couple, which puts him at above average. No, not impressive, and disappointing for Robbie;s standards, but it’s not non-hitting.

                And yeah, you acknowledge it, but only so you can quickly dismiss it. But it doesn’t work like that.

  76. Kramerica Industries says:


    We’re talking about Toby fuckin’ Hall now.

  77. Dalek Jeter says:

    Tolkien’s discreption of Bilbo’s house is more illuminating than these two, and it took me forever to get passed that chapter when I read The Hobbit.

  78. anderson Silva says:

    Its nearly impossible to beat a ML pitcher with a lineup like this

  79. Havok9120 says:

    Man. Every ball we’ve actually, y’know, hit have been right at IFers.

  80. Kramerica Industries says:

    Apropos that the Yankees have a National League lineup for a National League ballpark, I guess.

    Yet this is the kind of ball that Howie Rose will yammer on and on about being “real baseball”. Fuckin’ clown.

  81. your mom says:

    Geez, this offense is hard to watch.

  82. your mom says:

    Is it just me or does Kuroda always have poor run support when he’s pitching a gem?

  83. forensic says:

    Thank you Weiss for taking out De La Rosa a bit early.

  84. Eddard says:

    They must have been getting feedback from viewers about the boring booth so they brought Meredith in for the 6th.

  85. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wow…that was a really, really nice play by Robbie. Get excited a bit about the star making a nice play instead of Nix making routine plays?? Lorenz? Flahrety? Anybody??

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Not gritty white enough.

      • Havok9120 says:


        • WhittakerWalt says:

          That was unfair of me. I have no reason to think the booth is racist.
          It was more of a commentary on the “nondescript white player = gritty” meme that we’ve seen so much of in recent years.

      • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

        I don’t agree with that at all. Nix sucks, Cano doesn’t, so it’s more notable when he does something right. This is true whether or not he’s right.

        As for John’s hard-on for him, I have no explanation.

  86. Eddard says:

    Hiroki might be able to go 8 innings if they keep swinging at the 1st pitch. If they could just put a run on the board they’d have this.

  87. Dalek Jeter says:

    Really? We don’t need to rush our 40 homer guy back? With Francisco getting regular reps? With Wells crashing back down to earth? With Ichiro just starting to come on the past week after a dreadful start? With Gardner apparently needing 4 days off in a 7 day period? You’re joking guys in the booth.

  88. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Well with our lineup this game is about over.

  89. anderson Silva says:

    that sucked

  90. TinePar says:

    Yeeesh, that could easily be the game.

  91. Kramerica Industries says:


    With this putrid offense, that might do it.

  92. Dalek Jeter says:

    Welp. CarGo has been playing like an MVP so far this season, couldn’t hold him down forever…

  93. Eddard says:

    Might as well be 20-0.

  94. forensic says:

    Well, that really sucks.

    With this lineup it’s hard not to think that might be the game right there.

  95. anderson Silva says:

    4 pitches belt high, I`m surprised it took him so long to drive one over the fence..

  96. Winter says:

    Ugh. Enough about Dante Bichette.

  97. your mom says:


  98. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Great. And now I’m hoping, 1) that Kuroda can get through the inning, and, 2) When he is through, they take him out.

  99. anderson Silva says:

    Hiroki is done..

  100. your mom says:

    Kuroda losing it.

  101. your mom says:

    This P.O.S. offense needs to get something going.

  102. Havok9120 says:

    Yikes. Good to see morale is high.

  103. Dalek Jeter says:

    Okay, time to get Gardner and Pronk in there.

    • forensic says:

      It’d be very nice if they somehow got to the pitcher’s spot this inning to have a chance to use Hafner.

  104. Winter says:

    I really like Gardner PH here. Right move at the right time. Anyone besides Hafner left to PH in the pitcher spot though?

  105. wheels says:

    Lets go Lyle

  106. Dalek Jeter says:

    Okay, it’d be nice to see our fastest runner be as aggressive as the rest of the team has been.

    • forensic says:

      It’s a different pitcher though. He has almost no leg quick and seems really quick to the plate.

      • forensic says:

        leg quick? leg kick…

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          Andy Pettitte pitching to Yadier Molina is the only tandem I wouldn’t feel comfortable having Gardner run against.

          • forensic says:

            Sure, I’d like him to try to go too, but people constantly overreact to him when god forbid he doesn’t steal. No baserunner, even the best stealers in the game (which Gardner is one of), steal every single time they’re on base. It’s just unrealistic and absurd expectations.

            Not saying you’re like that here, just a comment on the reactions in general.

      • Winter says:

        Yeah, those SB were all on De La Rosa much more than they were on Torrealba.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      or…you know…not…

  107. Eddard says:

    Give us another HR, Overbay. I don’t trust Stewart and Nelson before Hafner PHs for the pitcher.

  108. anderson Silva says:

    4 bases stolen in 6 innings but Gardner does not feel like running.. awesome

  109. Winter says:

    Send Gardner on the full count?

  110. Eddard says:

    Keep sending Gardner on the 3-2 count, over and over. Shouldn’t Girardi be warming somebody? Is he thinking the 9th spot won’t come to bat this inning?

  111. anderson Silva says:

    How can anyone explain Gardner not stealing there? What a fucking joke

  112. Dalek Jeter says:

    Come on Loverbay…he threw you basically the same pitch again and again…and you couldn’t catch up?

  113. Winter says:

    They hit ground balls all day and now they hit a fly ball.

  114. anderson Silva says:

    so glad he stayed at first…

  115. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Right, I’m turning off the game and following from here to see if things get interesting.

  116. forensic says:


    Couldn’t even get 4 batters to the plate, much less the 5 it would’ve taken to get a PHer for Kuroda.

  117. Eddard says:

    I think we’ve found the only MLB player more worthless than Ben Fransisco.

  118. your mom says:

    SSS but Nelson sucks.

  119. WhittakerWalt says:


  120. Winter says:

    Anyone else watching on getting these stupid Kay Jewelers commercials?

  121. wow says:

    this is the beginning of the end for this team.

  122. MannyGeee says:

    Let me attempt to provide some comic relief in the form of Voldemort…

    Oh Seattle, you so cra-cra

  123. forensic says:

    Boy, Kuroda is giving up rockets now.

  124. wheels says:

    These NY State anti-smoking commercials they have been running are disgusting.

  125. Winter says:

    You gotta PH Hafner for Kuroda even against the lefty, right?

  126. forensic says:

    The rain has stopped but it might still be coming down some.

    Brilliant Lorenz…

  127. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Damn Yankees offense screwed me out of a fantasy win from Kuroda tonight.

  128. anderson Silva says:

    3 singles and 2 walks. And they were facing a rather mediocre pitcher.

  129. forensic says:

    It’s never a good thing when you gain more bases with your legs on steals than with your bats.

  130. Dalek Jeter says:

    The concept of “After Earth” is so stupid. If no human has been on Earth for 1000 years every animal that still existed would adapt to life without humans, not adapt to straight kill humans. And there would probably pathogens that would be deadly to humans at that point.

    Note to self…using the word “r-tarded” will get your comment put into moderation.

  131. Dalek Jeter says:

    Anybody else surprised Joe didn’t go to Logan against CarGo there?

  132. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’ll take “Games that Suck” for $100, Alex.

  133. Dalek Jeter says:

    I feel like this gif perfectly portrays our offense against LHP.

  134. forensic says:

    “Gotta go through the middle of the lineup” and “Nix” should never be in the same sentence.

  135. Winter says:

    Ok. First runner on. That’s what the Yankees need.

  136. anderson Silva says:

    Really terrible ABs by Cano. If this team will have any chance, Cano needs to be better than this crap tonight

  137. Dalek Jeter says:

    He neva hustlez down teh line!!!1!!

    Also…Robbie you gotta do better than that.

  138. forensic says:

    Four groundballs to the middle infielders tonight. Yucky game for Cano.

  139. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wells has gone from looking dominant to being overpowered by 90 middle away…at least Gardner could be back in a week or two.

  140. Winter says:

    Wells wants that pitch back big time.

  141. forensic says:

    Terrible AB for Wells. Fouls off gifts right down the middle, swings at crap outside the zone.

  142. forensic says:

    Wow Gardner. Your AB just made Wells’ and Cano’s look good…

  143. Kramerica Industries says:

    What an absolute waste of a game.

  144. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Well that sucked.

    Can we just leave Nelson behind when we leave?

  145. BigBlueAL says:

    Getting shut out at Coors Field. This offense has hit rock bottom.

  146. Dalek Jeter says:

    Three terrible, terrible ABs after Nix gave us a chance in the 9th. Management has to do something to help this team against LHP. And simply waiting for Tex, A-Rod and Jeter isn’t going to cut it, because something tells me that Tex isn’t going to be back till mid to late June and I don’t think we are going to see Jeter or A-Rod at all this season

    • forensic says:

      Wow, you’re making me look positive and optimistic.


      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Well, I’ve been thinking this about Alex since I heard about the surgery, and Jeter since he got put on the 60 day DL. The Jeter situation reminds me a lot of the Gardner situation last season. Meanwhile, we were told that Tex would be back at the same time as Granderson. Now Granderson is rehabbing and we haven’t heard word one about Tex, so I have to figure if Granderson could be back in two weeks, Tex is going to be at least another month on top of that. I hate the way this team deals with injuries honestly…They sit guys on the bench for a week before putting them on the DL, causing the bench to be short, and then either rush guys back causing them to get hurt again (They did both with Youk) or seemingly baby them back.

  147. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    I think we’re just about reaching that inevitable point, and we all knew it would come, when the team would start slumping.

    The good news is that we had a great April which is what everybody said we needed.

    The bad news is that none of our major injured players are back yet.

    Let’s see if we can still hover near the top of the division by the time they return.

  148. Rob H. says:

    Is anyone surprised that this line up got shut out?

    CF Ichiro Suzuki
    SS Jayson Nix
    2B Robinson Cano
    LF Vernon Wells
    RF Ben Francisco
    1B Lyle Overbay
    3B Chris Nelson
    C Chris Stewart
    SP Hiroki Kuroda

    That line up makes me ashamed to call myself a Yankee fan.

  149. WhittakerWalt says:

    How many pitcher’s spots can one lineup have?

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