Jul
04

Game 85: Do It For America

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Derek Jeter loves America. Do the rest of the Yankees? (AP)

Derek Jeter loves America. Do the rest of the Yankees? (AP)

Winning three games out of any four-game series is an acceptable outcome, but the Yankees have a chance to get greedy this afternoon and finish off the sweep of the Twins. They’ve trailed in every game so far but have come back to win in the later innings each time, which is encouraging as long as you’re willing to ignore that the starting pitcher put them in a hole in each game (by multiple runs twice). Hopefully David Phelps can buck that trend and the Yankees cruise to an easy road trip-ending win. It’s Independence Day. Do it for America and the founding fathers.

Here’s the lineup that will face rookie right-hander Kyle Gibson:

  1. CF Ichiro Suzuki
  2. LF Zoilo Almonte
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. RF Vernon Wells
  6. 1B Lyle Overbay
  7. SS Luis Cruz
  8. 3B Alberto Gonzalez
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is the right-hander Phelps, who needs to shake off his nine-run, 2.1-inning disaster against the Orioles last weekend.

It’s a great day for red coat ass-kicking in Minneapolis, with clear skies and a nice cool breeze. ‘Murica weather. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 2pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pseudoyanks

    ‘Murica’s Team!

  • forensic

    So I guess no one on this team (short of Cano) is allowed to actually one full week in a row…

    • The Real Greg

      I could say that Joe has noticed that Brett has cooled off and decided to rest him for a day.

    • The Real Greg

      Plus I should say that not counting off days, Brett has started all but 2 of the last 30 games (including this one)

      • forensic

        So, not counting his days off, he’s started a lot of games. Very helpful.

        But I guess there’s some sort of logic to it in Girardi’s head…

        • The Real Greg

          Yes that came out like crap. Team off days is what I meant

          • forensic

            I know you meant team off-days, but that doesn’t make it any better. Those are still days off for him and count just the same.

  • Pseudoyanks

    My hotel room has 60 TV stations including NFL Network and also a bunch of stations I’ve never heard of, but no MLB network. Good thing it’s also raining outside … but at least I can see a parade from my window.

  • jjyank

    Fun fact: George Washington was a Yankee fan.

    Anyways, I have the distinct honor of working from 3-11:30 today. So, go Yankees, and happy 4th to everyone. Hopefully I come home to some nice highlights.

    • The Real Greg

      You better get overtime

    • forensic

      There’s no break for us Civil/Public Servants.

    • jjyank

      At least I ate hot dogs for lunch, and I just realized that my uniform for work is a blue suit, red tie, and white dress shirt. So I suppose I’m doing my part for the 4th anyway :P

  • forensic

    I sat Phelps last week against the O’s and look what happened. My fantasy team is taking the plunge this week and starting him, so that should get him back on the right track.

  • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:
    July 4, 2013 at 7:46 am
    School papers, going to work and on 24 hr standby from work!!!!!
    This is an outrage! It’s the birthday of the greatest country in the world. So lets do what needs to get done or just plain ignore it and meet back here by 2:00 pm with drinks in hand to enjoy Americas favorite pass time.
    Don’t do it for yourself do it for your country.
    God Bless you all and God bless the United States of America.

    forensic is here check
    where the hell is Pat D?

    • forensic

      I’m here, but my phone is sitting right next to me, and I’m just hoping it doesn’t ring today.

      • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        I feel like your battery is dying and the dog ate the charger if you don’t have a dog you can use my.

        jjyank is here so is The Real Greg the chances for a good game thread just went up.

        I’m here, but my mother-law just came over so my survival rate just went down.

        • forensic

          I know how that goes. I woke up early this morning only to hear my mother-in-law talking to my wife on speaker phone. Talk about incentive to go back to sleep…

          • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

            LOL

            Already been told to get off the computer and talk to her. SMH I’m like thought I marry you and I got the death stare…LOL.

            Time to sneak to the man cave.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I’m not a regular poster but I am a regular lurker, and I’m here.

      • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Welcome dude.

    • Pat D

      I’s hiding.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m……late?

        • Pat D

          Consult you physician.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Just missed that

  • forensic

    Gets the run home at least.

    That thing seemed to just keep carrying too.

  • forensic

    Hafner doing his best impression of Ichiro/Gardner…

  • nsalem

    Wish Tex could/would do that every so often.

  • nsalem

    I’ll be happy with just one more run this inning

    • The Real Greg

      How about two?

  • Wheels

    nice!!!

  • nsalem

    Now I’m very happy. Here comes the meat of the line-up.

  • forensic

    Can’t believe a pitcher would throw Wells anything other than a regular slider low/away.

    What a gift!

    • nsalem

      I don’t think the Twins are that terrible and we’re just seeing them at their worst.

      • trr

        The twins ARE terrible

  • The Real Greg

    So the cool Gardner goes out of the lineup and the Yankees get instant offense…..

    /kidding, partly

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Man, way to spoil the great feeling of 3 runs by posting a graphic that says “3 runs ties the Yankees’ season high for runs in the 1st inning.”

    • nsalem

      Makes me feel good. It means if the Yankee’s score two more runs they will probably win. This is the reality of 2013.

    • forensic

      The 1st inning has been their second lowest average scoring inning, only better than the 8th inning.

      • forensic

        It’s also been their worst average scoring allowed inning, which is a bad combo.

        • forensic

          This would be where John Sterling would tell you to throw those stats in the East River…

          • The Real Greg

            YCPB

  • The Real Greg

    When did Phelps get a knuckle curve?

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’m a Yankee uniform purist but I do like the gray hats with the road unis.

    • nsalem

      Nice hats but not sure I lake any change of uniform. It’s a slippery slope.

    • RetroRob

      What’s the point of that grey hat? Is it for July 4th?

      • nsalem

        I think so.

  • forensic

    Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera, and Jose Bautista?

    Well, if there’s any truth to the myth of the Homerun Derby messing with your swing (which there mostly isn’t), that could be an ok roster for the Yankees. Maybe just replace Cabrera with Ortiz.

  • The Real Greg

    Need Larry Hagman up here.

  • RetroRob

    Ichiro didn’t quite have his normal swinging/running swing there, which made it closer than expected.

  • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    The Z train !!!!

  • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    YES…..

    Pat D in the house

    America Is proud !!!!

    • Pat D

      I’m as proud of America as I am ashamed of America. Especially after watching The Lone Ranger yesterday.

      And I’m doing research for the history of the teaching of evolution in the United States. Which further enforces my first statement.

      • trr

        That’s an interesting topic

      • nsalem

        Saw The Tillman Story last night. Would probably give you the same Proud/Ashamed feeling.

        • trr

          In a nutshell, I’d say this country embraces and espouses high ideals, then fails to live up to them

      • nsalem

        I would imagine that the teaching of evolution in this country was vastly different in as per geographical location.

        • Pat D

          There is a certain geographic aspect to it. I have a feeling I’m going to spend a good amount of space talking about the Scopes Monkey trial, which was in Tennessee in the 20′s, and the more recent “Panda Book” trial from my state of PA from about 7-8 years ago.

      • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        Ok.
        I love this country. Yes, its not perfect, but what is. My parents came here with nothing I grow up in the jungle of the Bronx. Busted my ass now house in the suburbs watching my family swimming in the pool.

        I can’t complain at all.

        • Pat D

          That’s awesome.

  • The Real Greg

    The bottom part of the lineup saved Gibson. Allowed him to have two outs when facing the top which really quelled that rally.

    • trr

      That Cruz/Gonzalez/Romine trifecta juuuuust not working for us

  • forensic

    It’s amazing how much enthusiasm these guys have to fake when they talk about anything involving Jeter.

    Singleton: “He hasn’t just been running, HE’S BEEN RUNNING THE BASES!!!”

  • nsalem

    Game is moving rather slow.

    • forensic

      Yeah, Yanks have had a lot of baserunners, which contributes to it in a good way though, so I’ll take it. :-)

  • forensic

    There you go, slider/curve low means easy swing and miss.

  • The Real Greg

    WHO IS THIS GUY?

  • Wheels

    It’s great playing the Twins.

  • forensic

    Anyone else get the same feeling as me that when you turn away from the TV, Flaherty just drones and sounds like the teacher from The Peanuts?

    • The Real Greg

      Probably don’t even need to turn away from the TV

      • forensic

        Yeah, perfect example, I just turned away during the Cruz AB. Look back at the TV, suddenly he’s on first and another run scored without me even realizing it due to Flaherty being on the call.

    • WhittakerWalt

      He always sounds like an even more boring (though less racist) Adam Carolla.

  • Wheels

    Cruuuuuz

  • Eddard

    The Twins are always a soft spot in the schedule for the Yanks. Some things never change. Good thing they play them 3 more times next week.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Bad Attorney General!

  • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    The one day I need the Yankees to drag out the game so I Don’t have to talk to my mother-in-law they drop a 5 spot.

    SMH…LOL

  • WhittakerWalt

    Yes, Flash. I’d say that Baltimore “beat [Phelps] up a little bit.”

    • forensic

      Every thing is “a little bit” to him. He kept saying Walters struggled ‘a little bit’ recently. 12 runs in about 3 innings? A little bit is quite an understatement. Adams on an 0-90 stretch (give or take), he’s hit a little bit of a rough stretch.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Maybe he thinks he’ s being clever.

        • forensic

          He just can’t seem to bring himself to say anything that may be construed as negative about ANY person involved in baseball.

          • Wheels

            Everything is always so safe, careful not to offend anyone. Blandness personified.

  • Wheels

    that was slick

  • Mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    That was fucking nice,

  • forensic

    Dozier said yesterday that he hates watching Cano play because he’s too flashy.

    He probably likes it even less now after that barehanded DP.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Flashy = he’s a way better fielder than I am.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Damn, Cano. That was pretty.

  • jimmy

    Butch Wynegar or Rick Cerrone.

    • Pat D

      Question?

      • jimmy

        The YES trivia question was “Who caught Dave righetti’s no hitter 30 years ago today?” I didn’t bother looking it up. It was Wynegar.

        • Pat D

          Yea, I would have said Wynegar. I seem to remember seeing him with the gear on during the post-field celebration.

      • nsalem

        Who caught Righetti’s no hitter 30 years ago today. Answer is Wynegar.

  • The Real Greg

    Still slightly scared that this game is not in the books.

    • nsalem

      I think we will win this game, but with the Oriole’s coming up I hope we don’t need Mo or Robertson to win it.

      • forensic

        I would think he’ll stay away from Mo today since he’s pitched 3 straight games.

        They’re set up well here, so hopefully the bottom of the order gets at least one, if not both, of these runs home.

  • Wheels

    Nice pitch.

  • nsalem

    Don’t advovate the squeeze nuch, but this may be a good time.

    • nsalem

      glad to be wrong.

  • forensic

    Nice Berto!

    • nsalem

      How many pitches did Mo throw on Tuesday, Someone said it was one. He might go to him if forced to. Boston was winning last time I checked and Girardi may not want to risk falling farther behind.

      • forensic

        He only threw 2 pitches, but still, I’d be pretty surprised if he used him.

  • Wheels

    The former AG gets another RBI.

    • Wheels

      just one RBI today

  • forensic

    Flaherty: “In the newspaper tomorrow it’s going to look like a base hit and an RBI.”

    You know why? Because it was a base hit and an RBI.

    It’s supposed to be “In the newspaper tomorrow it’ll look like a solid line drive and an RBI.” since it was hit so weakly and accidently the other way.

    Can Flaherty get anything right?

  • forensic

    Ugh, Romine…

  • forensic

    He looked safe on replay.

    • Wheels

      yup.

      • The Real Greg

        Glad we got that one run in though

  • WhittakerWalt

    Close call, but still blown.

  • Wheels

    Triple! we got this game

  • forensic

    I’m happy for the offense for the Yankees, but did Ichiro have to pick this week to kill the ball right when he’s on my fantasy opponents team?

  • forensic

    At this point, the talk about Mo better be moot.

  • forensic

    Cano’s cooled off a bit.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Beat me to it.

  • smurfy

    How ’bout that Ichi? Missed the double/triple by a few feet, fended off high outside pitches, changed his approach from hitting to left since they were pitching against it, then smacks one right up the right center pipe. skip into home, and he asks, am I worth spit now, kemosabi?

    • Wheels

      Maybe he’ll hit for the cycle. Just needs a HR

  • forensic

    Ronan Tynan (at least it looked like him in the small screen) just did America the Beautiful at Fenway. Hadn’t heard about him in years.

    • nsalem

      He did or said something incredibly stupid a few years ago and I haven’t seen him at the stadium since, It was something really sexist or anti-semetic or maybe both. I forgot.

      • forensic

        Yeah, it was anti-Semitic, and that was the last time I heard about him.

        Looking it up, it was during the 2009 Playoffs. Worked out well for the Yankees after that.

    • nsalem

      It was both http://gothamist.com/2009/10/1....._tynan.php

      and that was Tynan singing the anthem at Fenway.

  • forensic

    Terrific camera work there.

    Hafner looks like he may be consciously trying to go the other way a bit more, which is a VERY good sign (hopefully).

  • Dela G

    what an ass kicking we’re giving them

  • Wheels

    Wow, what a catch.

  • forensic

    And as we were discussing earlier, Flaherty says Luis Cruz has ‘struggled a little bit this year.’

    So, .127/.175/.169 is now only a little bit of struggling.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Sterling talked up his performance with the Dodgers last year. If he’s half a season removed from something reasonable, he’s worth a look. I bet Adams goes down for Nunez and him and Gonzo alternate filling in where Nunez doesn’t play, then someone goes when Nix returns…..then they both go if/when Jeter returns unless one of them surpasses Nix.

      I still think he’s Ramiro Pena pulling a fast one on us.

      • nsalem

        I don’t think Nunez is paying anywhere except shortstop.

      • forensic

        Nunez would only play SS. I could see any of the other 3 being the odd man out.

        As for his last season, it’s absurdly out of line with anything else in his MLB and MiLB career (other than the last year or so in his 800th (give or take) season at AAA). I don’t buy that it means much of anything.

        • nsalem

          I think AG goes and Adams stays.

          • forensic

            Yeah, I would think Adams stays too, but could see either Cruz or Gonzalez go.

  • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Trying to explain to my mother-in-law that a no-hitter doesn’t mean that ball never hits a bat.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Be nice to your mother-in-law.

      Nap time over. Enjoy the rest of the game.

      • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        She came down to the man cave to watch the game with me. SMH

        First question: Why is A-Rod taking drugs he is setting a bad example. Next question where is Jeter he such a good young man.

        I just told her they have to have a bad one and a good one on every team.

    • RetroRob

      Time for a new mother.

      • nsalem

        what do yo do whe you miss your mother in law????

        • nsalem

          shoot again

  • nsalem

    Joba pitching where he belongs.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Seventh Inning Guy™

      • nsalem

        Low leverage 7th inning guy.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Seventh Inning RNOGY™

  • forensic

    Come on Joba, don’t make Phelps’ line look much worse than it should.

    • forensic

      Screw you Joba.

      • forensic

        One damn batter? I’d rather he have left Phelps in there to sink or swim himself if this is what you’re going to do.

        • The Real Greg

          Phelps was at 111 pitches so I don’t think leaving him in was wise. What I might have done is go to Logan straight up considering his reverse splits.

  • The Real Greg

    Of course they’re going to make this difficult

    • nsalem

      Don’t worry Real Greg

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Trivia Question:

    Which Yankee starter this year has the highest % of starts with a minimum 6 IP and maximum 2 runs allowed (5 start minimum, Nuno doesn’t count)?

    • forensic

      Since I know you love his really good or really bad starts, it’s Hughes. :-)

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Yeah, I was still a bit surprised though. I would have thought Hirok. They’re close though, Hughes 9/16, Kuroda 9/17, Nova 0/5, Phelps 5/12, Pettitte 4/14, CC 6/18.

        • forensic

          Nova’s cooled off a bit.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            ;)

  • WhittakerWalt

    Dear Joba,
    Your slider SUCKS.

    Signed,
    Every hitter in baseball.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Thanks for leaving Phelps in for way too long and ruining my fantasy team’s pitching stats, Joe. God damn.

    • forensic

      Same here. Of course a reliever other than Joba could’ve helped too.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Yeah, for sure. Really, though, when you have a back-end starter right around 100 pitches and he starts an inning poorly, yank him. One of the reasons he’s a back-end starter is because when things go bad, they go bad in a hurry. Lousy job by Girardi. Lousy by Joba, as well, but that’s to be expected. He’s awful.

      • WhittakerWalt

        “Of course a reliever other than Joba could’ve helped too.”

        This is almost always true.

    • The Real Greg

      I do agree with you. Girardi left him out there too long. Hurt his ERA

  • The Real Greg

    Adam Dunn walks off against the O’s so we should gain ground with them

  • Get Phelps Up

    Orioles lose on a walkoff and the Rays just blew a 3 run lead to the Astros!

  • WhittakerWalt

    Yo Austin, you should never be swinging that hard.

  • forensic

    So, yesterday I sit Carlos Quentin and he gets 3 hits including a double. Today I sit Adam Dunn and he gets 3 hits including a homer.

    Might be time to go back to doing the opposite of what I think is right.

  • Anderson Silva

    that’s the Boone Logan I know

  • The Real Greg

    Never easy.

  • forensic

    Logan failing to get a lefty out? I’m shocked. Mauer also ripped the ball.

    Of course both of them came into the game with really good numbers against Logan, which anyone except Girardi could see because lefty vs. lefty is all he sees.

    • The Real Greg

      SO who do you suggest?

      You want to stay away from the high leverage guys, remember which are Kelley, Robertson and Mo.

      • forensic

        You don’t need to stay away from Kelley. He’s had two days off.

        By sticking with Logan against these bad matchups, he’s only putting it into a worse situation.

        • forensic

          Or, don’t leave Phelps in so long. Or, don’t bring in Joba for one batter with 2 guys on base.

          There’s also Claiborne who hasn’t quite been as bad as everyone wants to think of late.

        • WhittakerWalt

          For someone who has such a reputation for “going by the binder,” you’d think Girardi would know things like this.

  • Kronk

    Can we please get a second lefty from..anywhere? I’m so sick of Boone. lefty specialist my ass.

    • forensic

      Second lefty?

      How about just a different lefty as the only one? That would be ok with me.

      • Anderson Silva

        Exactly. I don’t know why Logan is guaranteed of a spot. He’s actually not very good.

  • forensic

    I can’t believe this was 9-1 and now they’re almost certainly going to have to at least warm up Robertson at some point, if not even think about Mo (though I still don’t think he’ll be used).

    • nsalem

      If the tying run gets to the plate in the ninth I think he would use him.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Go away Boone Logan Phil Coke.

    • WhittakerWalt

      I repeat.

  • forensic

    Who’s got the ‘no Boone’ sign handy?

  • Wheels

    unreal

  • The Real Greg

    I think Kelley’s coming in now so let’s see how he does.

  • Eddard

    Jobber Chamberlain and Boone Logan. What a tandem of setup men we have. Kelley and Preston should be the first options for the 6th and 7th.

    • WhittakerWalt

      “Joba’s my 7th inning guy”
      “Boonie’s my lefty guy”

  • Frank

    Finally, an out. BTW-Logan you suck.

  • forensic

    After today, lefties should have a lower OBP against Kelley than they do BA against Logan.

    But by all means, keep throwing Logan out there, please.

    • The Real Greg

      Better yet, just get another lefty, Perhaps Glen Perkins would want a new home.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      I agree in general, but if they can’t use Logan with a 5-run lead against the Twins, when can they use him?

      • WhittakerWalt

        Never. That’d be my suggestion.

        • The Real Greg

          So you would have no lefty reliever in out bullpen then?

          • forensic

            If there is a better righty arm available (arguable), then it’s pointless to downgrade your bullpen just to have a certain type of arm out there.

            • The Real Greg

              Has there ever been a WS winning team without a lefty reliever?

              • forensic

                Whether or not there has, it doesn’t mean anything. No WS winning team had gotten through a full postseason with only 3 starters before 2009.

                • The Real Greg

                  I thought the 1991 Twins did

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                    No division series.
                    Not a “full” postseason.

                    I’m sure many teams probably did it pre-WC era.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

                yes

          • WhittakerWalt

            I’m being a little emotional right now.
            But I’m never beholden to lefty/righty shit when your “specialist” is ineffective.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Do they have 7 better, healthy relievers in the system right now?

      • The Real Greg

        That’s why I don’t blame Joe for pitching them here. These are low leverage situations.

        This is where they are supposed to be pitched.

      • forensic

        Never would be fine with me. ;-)

        Seriously though, throw him out there against some mediocre lefties or at least guys who have bad history against him and lefties in general.

        Not guys like Mauer (5-10 with 4 BB against Logan) and Morneau (7-15, 1 2B, 1 HR against Logan).

  • Wheels

    Good job Kelley.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Well done, Mr.Kelley.

  • Frank

    Great job by Kelly.

  • The Real Greg

    The only bad thing Girardi did in this game is leave Phelps in too long. Low pressure situations are where guys like Joba and Logan are to be pitched.

    Now I would replace Joba with Betances and might want to scour the trade market for a lefty.

  • nsalem

    Before today lefties were .271 vs Logan and hitting .192 vs Kelly. Robertson against lefties is also much superior to our esteemed LOOGY.

    • The Real Greg

      Just get another lefty reliever.

      • nsalem

        Lefties are hitting .161 vs Robertson.

        • The Real Greg

          You need to have a lefty reliever in the pen. I don’t know of any team that has won a WS without one. I’m not saying stick with Logan.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            Not a single lefty reliever pitched for the Yankees in the 1927 WS.
            I’m sure there have been others.

            • The Real Greg

              Looking:

              Affeldt for the two Giants teams
              Cardinals had Scrabble
              Yanks had Marte
              Phils had Happ
              Sox had Javier Lopez in ’07

              So not in the last 6 years at least.

              • forensic

                Happ didn’t pitch through most of their postseason in 2008, but they did have other lefties.

              • forensic

                And in 2007, Lopez and Okajima for the Red Sox combined to pitch 3.2 innings allowing 6 hits and 3 runs in the World Series. Where ever would they have been without them.

    • Eddard

      Girardi’s playing the percentages. As Mr. Burns said, it’s what smart managers do to win ballgames.

  • RetroRob

    Deep lyrics from Jay-Z’s upcoming album: “Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me.”

    Only Jay-Z could make Scott Boras a sympathetic figure.

    Who says they don’t write quality lyrics these days?

  • The Real Greg

    Robertson didn’t pitch on Tuesday, so I’m fine with this

  • Dalek Jeter

    Few things:

    1. What happened? I turned off the radio when it was 9-1?!
    2. I’m usually a bit of a purist when it comes to the uniform, but I really like the grey cap with the stars and stripes in the NY. Much better than the white ones.
    3. The bullpen couldn’t give up 1 more run so I could steal a save with Robertson?!

    • The Real Greg

      Logan and Joba sucked it up.

    • forensic

      A little bit of Girardi, Phelps, Joba, and a lot of Logan happened.

      • The Real Greg

        I would say
        5% Girardi
        15% Phelps
        40% Joba
        40% Logan

        • WhittakerWalt

          You actually put 5% on Girardi? Who pissed in your cornflakes?

          • The Real Greg

            He left Phelps in too long. Hurt his ERA.

    • RetroRob

      Phelps tired, Logan sucked.

      I agree on the hat, only in the sense that if they are going to do something different with hats on the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, then I’d rather have something subtle. I have a strong dislike of the white and red hats. I hope they take this theme for the home caps on these special days. Leave the cap it’s traditional blue, and put the red, white and blue only in the NY logo.

      • Dalek Jeter

        They did that one year, I can’t remember what year, and it looked fantastic, and for the last like 2 or 3 years I’ve been looking for them with no luck. Lids didn’t have them, the MLB shop doesn’t have them, the Yankees clubhouse store doesn’t, and none of the stores I went to up in cooperstown two years ago had them.

        • RetroRob

          I don’t remember that cap, although I can visualize logo so well that maybe I just forgot about it. Perhaps it’ll make a comeback on the next special day. If so, run to your nearest Yankee store!

  • Anderson Silva

    Great series. Even against the Twins, it’s not easy to sweep 4 games. Very nice job by the bats especially!

  • Wheels

    Thanks for the nice stay Minnesota.

  • forensic

    Very nice sweep! Could’ve done without some of the annoyingness from the last couple of inning, but a 4-game sweep is still a 4-game sweep.

  • trr

    Just what we needed.
    Happy 4th indeed!