Game 38: Just Win

Yanks place Kelley on DL, call up Zoilo Almonte
DotF: Burawa returns in Triple-A loss
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(Al Bello/Getty)

These last few days have been very rough on the Yankees, and not just because they’ve lost three straight. Players are getting hurt left and right. CC Sabathia is on the DL. Shawn Kelley is on the DL. Carlos Beltran has a bone spur in his elbow. Ichiro Suzuki‘s back is sore. Mark Teixeira says he feels like he has “cement blocks” for feet. That’s just the stuff we know about too. It’s ugly.

The Yankees have lost five straight games to the Mets dating back to last season, including each of the last three at home. They are 9-9 and have been outscored 87-69 (!) in the Bronx this season. That has to stop. Opposing teams are way to comfortable visiting Yankee Stadium right now. The Yankees have not yet lost four games in a row this season and it would be wonderful if they avoided that fate tonight. Here is the Mets lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. DH Mark Teixeira
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. RF Alfonso Soriano
  7. 3B Yangervis Solarte
  8. 1B Kelly Johnson
  9. 2B Brian Roberts
    LHP Vidal Nuno

It’s a little cloudy and cool in New York right now, but there are no showers in the forecast. Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin a little at 7pm ET, and you can watch on both My9 and WPIX locally as well as MLB Network nationally, depending on where you live. Try to enjoy.

Michael Pineda Update: Pineda (shoulder) played catch this afternoon and continues to progress with his throwing program. No word on when he will get back up on a mound.

Ichiro Update: Ichiro (back) feels better but will probably not be available tonight. Zoilo Almonte was called up today and is the backup outfielder.

Rotation Update: The Yankees will indeed call up Chase Whitley to start on Thursday, according to Ken Rosenthal. Al Aceves remains in the bullpen. A year go, I would have never thought Whitley would make his MLB debut as a starter.

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Yanks place Kelley on DL, call up Zoilo Almonte
DotF: Burawa returns in Triple-A loss
  • Yangeddard Solarte

    For the life of me I just can’t figure out why Yangervis isn’t hitting higher in the lineup. Ellsbury and McCann did nothing yesterday and Soriano is a streaky hitter. They need someone worthy to protect Teixera since those are the only two hitting.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Clearly they’re doing it just to anger you.

    • Capo

      Wondering the same. I’d actually love to see Solarte in the #2 spot when Jeter isn’t in the lineup (and, when he is…). He really has the stuff to be a perfect #2 hitter – great bat control, long at bats, puts the ball in play, etc. He would give Ellsbury the opportunity to time his steals, is perfect for hit and runs.

      • Damn the Doritos

        Could you be even more disrespectful? When Jeter is 73 he’ll still be the better player.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          ?

  • Winter

    Let me here it from all of you out there looking forward to watching Teixeira try to run the bases tonight!

  • Kyle

    Shawn Kelly is on the 15-day DL with strained back

  • The Other Matt

    It dawned on me yesterday – after Granderson hit the home run against Kuroda – that for what they paid Beltran to bring him here for three years, the Yankees could’ve just brought back Curtis Granderson, since he is playing right field now anyway.

  • Yan Solo

    Today’s game will be better… Today’s game will better… Today’s game WILL be better! Let’s right the ship Yanks!

    • nycsportzfan

      And then the game started.

      • Yan Solo

        No shit huh?

  • No 2013 again

    Not a good start.. Nuno can’t locate any of his pitches

  • No 2013 again

    that’s one of the worst lineups in the league beating on us.. You have to be some kind of bad to make this offense look good

  • Grit for Brains

    It’s getting ugly indeed.

  • nycsportzfan

    All ready having trouble. Whatever. Murphy is having no trouble at all keeping this at bat alive. I see very little chance of this AB ending with Murphy being out.

  • Yan Solo

    So I’m looking at the Jags Watch off to the side and I notice that he’s had 128 H in 142 PA, but only 13 BB. Am I too assume the mathematical discrepancy was a HBP? Also, great start already…..sheesh….might have to watch a crapload of The Newsroom instead.

  • nycsportzfan

    A hit batter and a walk to start the game.lol You can’t script this stuff. One thing Nuno can do is throw strikes, yet here we go.lol

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Yep

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    It looks like they can foul any ball off they want until they get “their pitch.”

  • Grit for Brains

    24 pitches to get 1 out? I don’t know if I should LOL or cry

    • The Other Matt

      Considering he is on a pitch limit of probably no higher than 90, I’d probably cry.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    This is just awful. I think we’re cooked. Nuno can’t get anybody out and the pen is short.

  • The Other Matt

    This has the potential look of becoming ugly in a hurry.

  • nycsportzfan

    How many fucking foul balls are they going to hit? Nuno’s garbage.

    • Yan Solo

      And who the hell would they replace him with if they have to yank him earlier. This could get very ugly if he can’t get out of the first with 2 runs or less. And he’s already at 1.

    • The Other Matt

      Reminds me of Phil Hughes last year, with all the foul balls.

    • Michahiro Pinaka

      You were singing Nuno’s praises earlier this season. I’m pretty sure you called him a beast.

      • nycsportzfan

        And now i’m calling him garbage.

        • Michahiro Pinaka

          Because your brain is fried.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Think Granderson has missed Yankee Stadium?

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    And that’s the ballgame. Grandy has put us out of our misery. We’re cooked.

  • The Other Matt

    This is Granderson’s way of politely saying to the Yankees: Fuck you.

  • The Other Matt

    23 pitches. No outs.

  • No 2013 again

    It’s a little leaguer against big leaguers. They have no trouble fouling pitches off.

  • trr

    Good Night Everybody!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Granderson off the interstate yet?

  • Yan Solo

    I can’t do this tonight. Sorry Yanks. The Newsroom marathon it is. My blood pressure can’t take this two nights in a row.

    • AndrewYF

      Watching the Newsroom isn’t good for your blood pressure either – that show is everything bad about Sorkin condensed into an hour.

  • nycsportzfan

    hahahahha! This guys a fucking joke of a pitcher.

    • Michahiro Pinaka

      nycsportzfan says:
      March 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm
      I don’t even think Nuno’s much of a longshot at this point. He did well when on the farm clubs, and did well in limited time on the big club last yr, and has done well this spring. At some point, you gotta think hes a solid pitcher, outright.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    We’re cooked. There’s just no other way to see it. Guys are injured, the fill ins are awful. The regulars are awful. The guys they let go are beating them. Reynolds beat them, Grandy beat them, just awful.

  • No 2013 again

    24 pitches for one out! At this rate he should be good for 2 innings!

  • No 2013 again

    As predictable as it comes… game over with 1 out in the first. This is a special team!

    • nycsportzfan

      Special Ed maybe.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    God, this is ugly from the get-go

    • nycsportzfan

      Look at the stuff Nuno gots. Its amazing hes made it to the Majors. I woulden’t even be intimidated standing in the box against him.lol Hes freaking terrible.

      Its just a good thing we didn’t use Robertson for 5outs last night. That would of just devastated his innings pitched. No way you put in your best pitcher with 1run leads if it means he might have to throw 10more pitches.lol

      • Michahiro Pinaka

        nycsportzfan says:
        April 26, 2014 at 1:51 pm
        Nuno’s a beast! Nuno is deadly accurate, works fast, differs his MPH from 70?s to nearly 90, and has 4pitches he can throw well.

        • nycsportzfan

          Mad funny you took time outta your life to find some old post from me.lol Like I said in a above post to you. “AND NOW I THINK HES GARBAGE”. SO?

          • Michahiro Pinaka

            Less than two minutes to show your idiocy was worth it.

  • WhittakerWalt

    The good news is that Granderson’s homer killed the rally.

  • AndrewYF

    At this point, you just leave him in there for the full 100 pitches. Then you use Claiborne and Aceves again. At the end of the day, you send down all three and bring up some more guys.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      40-man issues

      • AndrewYF

        *shrug* DFA Bruce Billings and Matt Daley. I doubt many teams would pick them up. They’re pretty much useless at this point.

        They should bring up Shane Greene and Jose Ramirez.

  • Charlie

    New ownership, please? Firesale trade McCann, Sabathia, Teixeira, Ichiro, Kiroda and Pineda for anything they can get. Overhaul the entire strategy, that means new personnel — scrap Cashman, Oppenheimer, et. all. This team’s philosophy is broken.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Yea. That’ll happen.

      • Damn the Doritos

        Yeah, NY and, specifically, NY Yankee fans will let that happen FTFY

    • AndrewYF

      Nah, only the Red Sox are allowed to shed all bad contracts with zero consequences, didn’t you know? Also, only the Red Sox are allowed to benefit from trades solely designed to spite another team. They’re also the only team allowed to have steroid users get away with it. Can’t remember too many other teams that have been given more gifts than them the past decade. Would that the Yankees could be so fortunate.

  • johnnyb93

    Nuno’s ERA is now 6.66

  • Tom

    Well he finally got one swing and miss!

    At the end of the day, a starter who doesn’t get swings and misses is generally fool’s gold. Nuno is fine as a temp fill in for a start or two, but the Yankees need more than that at this point.

    It’s also why you don’t over-react to sprig training performance and start counting a guy like him as a viable 5th starter option and “depth”

    • Tom

      “spring” training performance too…

  • WhittakerWalt

    I predict the Yankees make out on less than 10 pitches in their half.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Good, I’m wrong.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Now predict I won’t win MegaMillions tonight.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Done!

  • No 2013 again

    Down 4-0 and the #2 hitter is bunting.. and it’s actually the right choice. Captain groundout can’t bat this high

  • Ron

    A hard throwing righty? You know it’s coming….

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Jeter getting a lot of gifts from HP umpire

    • WhittakerWalt

      I’ll take it.

  • nycsportzfan

    When was the last time Ells had a big game? Let me guess, hes hurt.

    • nycsportzfan

      Way to go Ells!lol How a guy with his talent dosen’t put up 330BA 14HR 90RBI 50SB every yr is beyond me.

      • WhittakerWalt

        A week ago he was hitting like an MVP. Is there no such thing as a slumping player in your world?

  • No 2013 again

    this team.. they are amazing

  • Mick taylor

    Nunno sucks but McCann sucks more. His pitch calling is awful. Granderson should have gotten nothing to hit. Walk him. More likely if you throw 3 balls granderson would swing at them

    • WhittakerWalt

      I’m fairly certain McCann didn’t call for a hanging breaking ball.

    • nycsportzfan

      McCann’s been downright brutal. With the Yanks luck, they got 5yrs of a 230BA hitting catcher

  • Wow

    I’m actually unbelievably relieved that I don’t even get upset at this awful team’ spoor performance. It’s nice to hit that spot where you just expect them to be terrible and you can just pity them and move on to better, more productive things.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    What are you wearing “Jake,” from State Farm?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Ellsbury has hit into more DPs than I’d ever have expected.

    • vicki

      why? he’s exactly the kind of guy who hits into double plays. doesn’t walk or k a lot.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    1st and 2nd no outs, game ain’t over yet folks. But here come Out 1, Out 2 and Out 3 to bat.

    • nycsportzfan

      At least Tex is still doing good. Not that is matters, the rest of the team outside of a few are pretty bad anyways, or insanely injury prone.

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow, all that shit talking about McCann and he comes through. Good work, and I must add, about time.

  • Tom

    Wow – Tex continues to hit.

    Is anyone else stunned that Tex is playing? I realize they are short handed and am glad that he is, but I’m really worried he’s going to aggravate something and may go down for a while.

  • yankees=warriors

    Ellsbury really did a lot of damage there…

  • WhittakerWalt

    That’s better.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    What happened?

  • The Other Matt

    There we go Officer McCann.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    What was that? I feel like Brian when he farts himself awake.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    IT’S GONE! AND WE’VE GOT OURSELVES A BALLGAME AGAIN!!!!!!!

    • WhittakerWalt

      You’re not allowed to talk.

  • No 2013 again

    oh yeah! thank you McCann… please prove me wrong and come back!

  • vicki

    dammit. i tried to make it to the radio in time for the can-can.

  • WhittakerWalt

    This is the part where Sterling says “imagine if Ellsbury hadn’t hit into the double play?”

  • Tom

    Damn double play… could have been tied without it.
    (fallacy be damned!)

    The only two batters Wheeler didn’t go to 3 balls on hit into a DP and flew out. Hopefully they continue to wait him out as he might not be long for this game either.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    And this is why you can’t ever count this club out in this stadium. So many said it was over after the Top of the 1st. I think one guy said he was going to watch the Newsroom. These aren’t True Yankees.

  • Tom

    Thank you Mets lineup… a 6 pitch inning after throwing 37 pitches in the first? One more quick inning and Nuno may have his pitch count back under control.

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow, were back in this thing. God, if they can just win this game to take away the thoughts of the mess the teams become recently, it will surely help me sleep tonight.

  • vicki

    yan does that bad-ass cano thing where he ain’t even gonna look at your stupid first pitch.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    FAIR BALL! ANOTHER DOUBLE FOR SOLARTE. WHAT A HITTER THIS KID IS.

  • No 2013 again

    they are so much better than us on D

  • vicki

    brian roberts with another eight pitch at-bat. like he do.

  • No 2013 again

    terrible AB by gardner with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs, as usual

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

      He saw nine pitches.

      • No 2013 again

        and struck out on ball that wasn’t even close to being a strike. Don’t know how can anyone defend this AB

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          He was at a well above average 60% in those situations before that AB.
          Not usual at all.

          And not a bad AB either.
          A bad last check swing.

          • NutButters

            Bret was 0-2 and turned it into a 9 pitch at bat. Its not like he grounds out on the 1st or 3rd pitch every time.

            • nycsportzfan

              He didn’t get the run in. Thats all that matters if you ask me. Its a gimme run for petes sake. You can literally get a run for making a out. There is nothing worse then leaving those runs on the board.

              Like I said right after. Check at the end of the game and tell me his facing 9pitches mattered.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting

                Nobody is disputing the result wasn’t good.

                It is possible to have a bad result without having a “terrible AB”.

              • NutButters

                Of course it matters, it took away 9 pitches from the starter’s count.

                You sound like the YES broadcasters, coming down on everyone other than Jeter for not getting runs in. Like that time Yanks had bases loaded 0 out in Anaheim late, gardner struck out, then Jeter promptly rapped into a double play that everyone knew was coming, yet the blame went to Gardner somehow.

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

                  You seem to be obsessed with Jeter.

                  • NutButters

                    Being that he’s the easiest out in our lineup, our worst defender, and batting 2nd. I am a bit tired of the farewell tour likely being the difference between the playoffs and not this year. But hey, as long as it sells a lot of t-shirts?

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

                      He has a .343 OBP, which hardly qualifies as an easy out. And do you really think lineup spots sell t-shirts? What a weird thing to say.

                    • NutButters

                      Also do you know why Gardner saw 9 pitches? It’s no secret that teams are basically semi-pitching around whoever is batting ahead of jeter during an inning with men on base. They know the next guy is unlikely to get the ball out of the infield.

                      Just facts, bat him 8th if we want to win games.

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

                      Yes, they pitched around him so much that it was an 0-2 count after the first two pitches.

                    • NutButters

                      Him playing this year is about selling t-shirts and filling seats.

                      I do however think that him getting to bat 2nd has to do with his ego, because as much as people criticize Girardi, you can’t reasonably think that he’d prefer a ground out machine to be batting 2nd. Especially one with a wRC+ somewhere in the 80s at best.

  • nycsportzfan

    Jesus Gardner, can you at least try and act like you didn’t go? I’d of said he swung to with that reaction.

    Do we have any Sac Flys this yr?lol Its literally impossible for us to drive in a run from 3rd on a out.

  • NutButters

    Captain Clutch with a ground out with a runner in scoring position. Why, I never would have predicted that from a mile away.

  • nycsportzfan

    What a waste of great base running by KJ. Remember that run at games end.

  • nycsportzfan

    Granderson would love facing lefties if they all could be as bad as Nuno.lol

  • NutButters

    http://www.jetergroundercounter.com just went up 1.

    I’m sorry but everyone in the room here said to each other “is Jeter grounding out to short or to second”

    #2 spot in the lineup for the whole year, not like it costs the team anything right?

  • nycsportzfan

    I just hope Nuno only gives up 2or3 in this inning. I’m praying he dosen’t get lambasted for 4runs again.

  • nycsportzfan

    What the fuck happened? I turned the challenge for a second, came back and theres a guy on 3rd. I literally turned the channel for 1minute.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Is Ellsbury turning into Jim Edmonds?

    (Slides when he doesn’t have to so as to make a catch look impressive)

    • vicki

      sportscenter, baby.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    The Mets just did what we can’t, put the ball in play with a runner on 3rd and less than two outs. Got the job done.

  • Tom

    How does this sacrfice fly thing work?

    You mean you can actually score a runner from 3rd without getting a hit? What is this wizardry?

  • nycsportzfan

    See how easy that is Gardner?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Gardner wasn’t facing Nuno.

      • nycsportzfan

        Nope, he was facing a bum RIGHT HANDED pitcher. Point?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Zach Wheeler >>>>>> Vidal Nuno

          And Wheeler can actually miss bats.

          • nycsportzfan

            Zach Wheelers garbage right now. Hes 1-3 with a ERA close to 5. He walked 6guys and k’d a whopping 2. 1 more strikeout then Nuno. He really was missing bats. Only bat he missed was Gardner with a runner on 3rd and less then 2out.

            Not that it matters, but the Yankees do that crap all the time. It gets old. But talking about Wheeler like thats a excuse for Gardner not getting it done is pretty silly. Hes not exactly David Cone.

        • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

          Wheeler is struggling, but he can still get it into the mid 90’s.

  • nycsportzfan

    God I wish we could hit the ball to the OF with less then 2outs. Its so messed up the very next inning, some scrub hitter does just that for the Mets.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Take notes boys. That’s how you bring in a runner from third w/<2 out.

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

      Runner on third with less than two outs:

      Yankees: .338/.355/.432
      Mets: .243/.292/.357

      They better not take notes.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        um, nice stats but it’s a non sequitur. I only meant get the ball in the outfield. I never meant to say the Mets are good at it.

  • No 2013 again

    Some finesse pitcher we got.. 3 walks and a HBP in less than 3 innings.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Aceves is up in the pen. That should improve things.

  • No 2013 again

    Only the Yankees! That was strike three

  • nycsportzfan

    Take Nuno the fuck outta the game. The guy is disturbingly pathetic. If they leave him in here, I will bet he gives up more runs.

    • Michahiro Pinaka

      Less than a month ago you were calling him a “beast”.

      • nycsportzfan

        Yes I did.. Holy shit.lol And I was wrong. Hes complete and udder garbage. Obviously I made judgement before I knew what kinda player he was. Jesus, is it that hard to understand?

        • Michahiro Pinaka

          This is why we tell you to think before you speak.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    That was a strike, lol!

  • Mick taylor

    Why cannot Gardner with his speed ever try a safety squeeze with a runner on 3rd and less than2 outs.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Speed of the hitter really has little to do with whether a safety squeeze is called or not.

      • Tom

        But the ability of the hitter to bunt is…. seems like with Gardner given his K tendencies – may not be a terrible idea to try it from time to time.

        With a guy on 1st you also have a good chance of moving the other runner into scoring position in addition to plating the run.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          I don’t have a problem with them trying it.
          I just don’t get the “with his speed” comment.

          • Mick taylor

            Speed would help the batter avoid hitting into a dp

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              That would be more of a reason to not bunt.

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

      Wheeler can’t by an out right now. Why give him one? Especially with Nuno pitching?

      • nycsportzfan

        Hey Mike, Gardner had a 9pitch at bat but K’d with a runner on 3rd and less then 2out. I think i’d trade the results of the scrub met hitters that seam to have less then no trouble driving the guy in from 3rd like its as easy as making a out or something.lol

        • Michahiro Pinaka

          I seriously think your brain is fried.

          • nycsportzfan

            Good thing no one cares what you think.

            • Michahiro Pinaka

              You cared enough to reply. You have got to be the most bipolar fan I’ve seen. One minute you’re calling every minor accomplishment “beasting” and the next moment you’re talking shit about the same player. Get some meds, dude.

              • nycsportzfan

                I need meds??lol You looked up a post from April 26th that I wrote about Nuno and then mentioned it 5times in this one thread, like I was trying to hide it or something. Your allowed to change you mind dude.

                I also said Dellin Betances will eventually pass both Phelps and Warren in the pen and that Joe needs to give him a longer leash well before he did, and was ripped for it.

                Point? People are allowed to be wrong sometimes dude. Dosen’t mean you can’t change your opinion. NUNO IS HOT GARBAGE

                • Michahiro Pinaka

                  The point is to show how fickle you are in your fandom. And, wow, it took a lot of effort to enter your name and nuno’s name in a blog search. Took all of 2 minutes. You’re like the real life, non-satirical version of Eddard.

  • nycsportzfan

    The Yanks aren’t winning this game. Look how often they let scrubs off the hook. Its ridiculous.

    I swear as soon as they fuck up on simply getting a run in with less then 2out with a runner on 3rd, they go into crap mode. This teams boring.

    • NutButters

      Today I Learned: A young arm that any team would take, who sits mid-90s, is a scrub. Sometimes people have a selective memory, choosing to remember the negatives and forget the positives.

      Except in the instance of the 2 hole in our lineup, I remember ground outs only.

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

        What a sad way to live.

        • Kiko Jones

          Sadly, it’s the only way they know how.

      • WhittakerWalt

        So you don’t remember the brilliant Hall of Fame career?

        • fred robbins

          if the game is about watching hall of fame careers, they might as well sign willie Randolph. Jeter has an ego the size of new York and he still thinks he is a great hitter in a little slump. He is surely not the sole cause of this team heading into the cellar, but he sure is part of it. He should have retired after last season and told the Yankees to go find a shortstop, not tell them he would be ready.

        • nycsportzfan

          Yeah, I remember it. So? That gives him a bye to totally suck and cost the team runs chance after chance with his failed attempts to even get the ball outta the infield?

          • Michahiro Pinaka

            To blame Jeter for this loss is the height of misplaced stupidity.

            • nycsportzfan

              Wow your slow. What part of “COST THE TEAM RUNS” means i’m blaming Jeter for the loss??lol

              You need meds.

  • No 2013 again

    another wasted opportunity as they are already 1-5 with RISP

    • nycsportzfan

      Yeah but they see alot of pitches before striking out at least.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Infield defense ftw

  • nycsportzfan

    I fucking hate this team. Did Solarte seriously just fuck up a little league play? This teams terrible. I don’t care what there record says , as its only gonna get worse.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Solarte stinks on defense. Oh, sorry. I meant to say “Solarte’s been great on defense” if you ask John Sterling.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    The Mets are just a better ballclub in every facet of the game. Better offense, better defense, marginally better pitching. The Yanks will be lucky not to get swept two years in a row. Their only chance is Hiro Tanaka’s start.

  • No 2013 again

    Another walk for our finesse pitcher..

  • King George

    Not necessarily a reactionary question due to tonight’s outing, but does anyone think the Yankees will go after Scherzer?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      It would seem they’d need to acquire at least a #2 type SP before next year.
      Not sure it it’ll be Scherzer though, they may try for somebody to be cheaper and less long-term.

      • King George

        Need another legit arm. Watching Phelps, Nuno, and another spot starter is far from ideal and with Hiroki gone next year along with the uncertainty of Nova…yikes.

      • D$1184

        Masterson?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Maybe.
          I’d hope they’d seriously upgrade their IF defense if they’re going to go that route though.

        • Tom

          Ugh… good lord no. He’s lost a ton of velocity this year and is a 2 pitch pitcher.

          I think some team is going to massively overpay him and then put him on the DL shortly thereafter

          (Yeah I know some folks around here like to think velocity loss is “over-rated” and it doesn’t matter and it’s just an opportunity to morph into Mussina 2.0, but significant velocity loss is a major red flag)

      • D$1184

        I could read War and Peace in the time it takes Aceves to throw a pitch with a runner on.

    • No 2013 again

      they have to… this team can’t produce talent so every time a player like this is available they have to get involved

  • No 2013 again

    little league team!!

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    thats a tough break.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    3B of the future.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Christ, this team plays atrocious defense.

  • nycsportzfan

    Nuno is one strange looking dude.

  • nycsportzfan

    I’m out. Have fun watching this joke team. I’ll be back tomorrow, but there is no sense watching the rest of this crapfest.

  • ClayDavis

    The thing is last year was miserable. Really don’t want to go through this shit again.

  • nycsportzfan

    Who cares whos pitching on Thursday. We all know its someone who sucks.

  • Mike HC

    Aceves might just be our second best starter right now.

    • nycsportzfan

      And hes freaking wretched, so that tells us how bad this team is right there.

    • nycsportzfan

      The sad part is Aceves is still probably the 2nd best starter. Douchebag throws one good outing and Girardi starts using him in important spots(not tonight), and then is probably surprised when the dude is complete garbage as hes been for several yrs now.

      Nobody wanted Aceves.

  • No 2013 again

    Mets have an 86 wRC+ and have scored 16 runs in 13 innings so far.

  • D$1184

    Solarte’s got to make the play on that double play ball off the bat of Eric Young, Jr., no doubt but let’s not overlook the first error: walking the fearsome slugger that is Ruben freakin’ Tejada (and his .196 average) to lead off the inning.

    • vicki

      tejada has an excellent 14.7% walk rate on the season. it won’t last, but it’s nuno is in plenty of company.

  • nycsportzfan

    Nuno looks like the guy next door. I wonder if Nuno is also a huge Dungeons and Dragons fan?

  • Paisa

    Welp Nuno threw up a stinker – it was going to happen at some point. Meanwhile, it’s a 4 run game in the 4th, Wheeler is at 85 pitches, and they’ll be in the Mets bullpen for probably 3 or 4 maybe 5 innings.

  • Mick taylor

    Has nunno gotten really fat? He was a lot thinner last year. He looks outof shape. Maybe that is why he is pitching like shit.

  • Tom

    Who would have thought walking the # 9 hitter who’s hitting under .200 would come back to bite them?

    I get the error didn’t help, but 7 runs on 5 hits. Nuno can barely get by if he’s not putting people on – walk 4 guys and hit another and it’s going to be a disaster start.

    I wonder who takes the next turn in this spot. If Aceves puts up some zero’s I wonder if it will be him and Nuno in long relief.

  • NutButters

    Is it just me, or do 2010’s era yankees fans sound a lot like how red sox fans sounded in the 90s and up to 2004?

  • NutButters

    This game is far from over and worth watching. Wheeler’s pitch count is at 84 with 0 outs in the 4th, and rumor has it the mets bullpen is awesome (sarcasm).

  • Mick taylor

    Nunno looks like a fat out ofshape fuck

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    There’s just no reason for this kid to be hitting 7th. No reason at all. He should be hitting 2nd but can’t dare shatter Jeter’s ego. Wouldn’t want to do what’s best for the ballclub.

  • nycsportzfan

    Watch in awe how the Yanks fuck up yet another great chance. There not scoring in this inning. Right away Roberts goes down 0-2 in the count. Mines well sit down now Roberts, and then a double play, end of inning.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    I can’t believe we are only in the 4th inning.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Was just thinking the same thing, still over half the game left!

      • nycsportzfan

        And we’ve all ready given up 11 runs.lol I’m just watching to laugh at this point. A quarter a billion dollars don’t get you much these days.lol

        This teams flat out awful.

  • NutButters

    Mike Francesa has said it himself, the only person taking Derek Jeter out of the 2 hole (or having him bat anywhere lower than 4th) is Derek Jeter. Don’t hold your breath.

  • Paisa

    Please make all these caccheriones eat shit Jeter.

  • Tom

    Hard to believe Wheeler is still out there as he approaches 100 pitches in less than 4 innings.

  • No 2013 again

    Thank God for Captain groundout hitting second!!!

  • No 2013 again

    Hey Mike, Gardner only saw 1 pitch, is that a worse AB?

  • NutButters

    Great job Gardner, now we have a rally cookin to get back into this! oh wait, nevermind, here comes the, well you know what…

    • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

      chill out. They still have another 5 innings.

      • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

        Enough for two more GiDP minimum.

      • nycsportzfan

        They could have another 9innings. It dosen’t matter. They all ready blew a 100chances to score runs tonight. I woulden’t expect that to chance with guys like Derek Jeter in the lineup.

        Not to mention, why do you think Mets are done scoring?

        • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

          Matsuzaka is warming up.

          • nycsportzfan

            Another walk from Wheeler who won’t come around to score. The Yanks could get 4 walks in a row and not score a run.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    We are playing the Mets, right? I just want to be sure.

  • nycsportzfan

    Fucking retire now Jeter. Jesus Christ. What a joke way to end his career. Its impossible for him to get the ball in the OF.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Finally a hit with RISP. One blast and it’s tied.

  • NutButters

    Wild pitcher, on the ropes, getting back in the game….

    Just without words at this point, it’s not fair to the team anymore. Get over the ego and earn your worth, who cares what you did years ago. Just sad at this point that sports writers are afraid to speak poorly of him.

    • vicki

      it just seems an odd fixation because he’s the very least of our problems right now.

      • NutButters

        You must not have been watching this year how many rallies are killed by ground outs, and how many singles go by him where he doesn’t even make it into the camera frame. Nunez would be an upgrade, and that’s not a joke.

      • fred robbins

        Vicki— he is far from the least of the Yankee problems. He is in a crucial spot in the order and he can not catch a ground ball that is not hit within a foot of him in either direction. IF that is not a problem to you, then I don’t know what it is.
        It’s obvious the pitching is in ruins, but Jeter cost this team 5 games already with his DP’s and his lack of range or even movement at ss… it is far from a minor problem

        • NutButters

          By my count watching every game this year, Jeter has cost 6 or 7 winnable games. What irritates me is after he grounds out you’ll see him over at first base laughing his butt off. It would be nice if he actually looked like he cared about his massive failures.

      • forensic

        He’s far from the very least of their problems right now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Predictable outcome is predictable.

  • NutButters

    How predictable was that? Come on, please don’t anyone say they saw a different possible outcome there?

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Down with Jeter! Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap! Down with Jeter!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Ahead 2-0 and he hits it right back to the pitcher. Why the hell is he in the 2 hole.

    • nycsportzfan

      Why is he still in the majors. There are pitchers with more pop then Derek at this point.

      • Michahiro Pinaka

        If that’s the way you feel, why were slobbering all over him a few days ago?

        • nycsportzfan

          Every fan hopes its the start of something when he gets a couple hits in a game. Obviously I don’t cheer against him, you weirdo. Do I wish he was retired and we didn’t have to watch him fall into mediocrity? Uhhh, yeah.

          What do you think, hes gonna wack a double and i’m going to ignore it because I think hes probably washed up? Of course i’m gonna bug out and give him his props.

          • Michahiro Pinaka

            You are the definition of bandwagon fan.

    • NutButters

      1) He’s Derek Jeter

      2) He has a hall of fame career

      3) He’s Derek Jeter

      4) His ego during his farewell tour is more important than the best interest of the team.

      • Mikhel

        You forgot #5: He’s Derek Jeter.

        • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

          #6 He’s not Jorge Posada

  • Ricky

    Jeter…

  • Mikhel

    Captain double play. Thank you for the memories but… could you at least strike out instead of giving up two outs?

  • OldYanksFan

    Fucking Jeter!
    Has he hit a Linedrive yet this year?

  • vicki

    the baseball brain trust are out in force tonight.

  • No 2013 again

    I have never seen a worst team defensively. Cashman really outdid himself this year!

    • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

      ’09 Mets, they were pretty bad. But I get your point.

    • vicki

      are you old enough to remember 2005?

      • No 2013 again

        the team that had a 116 wRC+, tops in the league? They were bad on defense but could hit the ball. What can this team do?

        • Mikhel

          But you said “defensively”, not overall.

    • forensic

      Didn’t watch the mid-2000’s Yankees?

      • No 2013 again

        Those teams could hit, a lot. What can the current team do well besides lose?

        • forensic

          Their hitting has nothing to do with your comment of “I have never seen a worst team defensively.”

          • Mikhel

            Maybe he is thinking of the saying: the best defense is to attack… hahahaha.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Hitting really doesn’t have anything to do with seeing a worse team defensively, now does it?

  • nycsportzfan

    Did you see Soriano’s throw to 2nd??lol OMG!!lol

  • Mikhel

    a texas leaguer fly turned onto a double… for fffff….

  • Mick taylor

    Nunno must have put on 50 pounds since last year. He looks out of shape.

  • NutButters

    I’ll eat one of my socks tonight if Jeter gets a ball out of the infield during the rest of this game.

  • forensic

    This is the slowest moving game ever…

    • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

      On pace for over 4.5 hours, with no xtra innings.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    Aceves/McCann really not on same page.

  • Mick taylor

    I miss Vernon wells. Is there any chance Andy petite might come out of retirement. Hewould be bette r than this garbage

  • Holy Ghost

    Turned on the O’s-Tigers game.

    Ubaldo threw a gem tonight

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    McCann may punch Aceves right in his gangster lean after the game

    • Mikhel

      Why? Aceves just threw it right where McCann asked. There’s a reason why he was shaking McCann’s signs.

  • http://linesinmyhead.blogspot.com Charles R.

    You know what, even with the lackluster play and the rash of injuries lately, one look at the AL standings and you’ll see that outside of Detroit (22-12) (that Central Division is such a joke) and Oakland (24-15) (who always seems to do good during the regular season), no other team has really separated themselves from the pack.

    Granted it’s still early to go scoreboard hunting, but at this rate, the Yankees are still in good position for a playoff spot.

    Or maybe I’m just trying to find bright spots amidst the dark clouds hanging over this team. Heh.

  • fred robbins

    it’s one thing to be a die hard Yankee fan here posting, and it is another thing to just be honest about what people see with their own two eyes.

  • D$1184

    I could read War and Peace in the time it takes Aceves to throw a pitch with a runner on.

  • forensic

    At least Robertson is well rested to be able to pitch an inning tonight…

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    sigh.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    just fucking awful…

    • forensic

      Remember when Greg said he was pitching well? Ah, good times…

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        He did have that 1 game streak of good outings…

  • No 2013 again

    they better not take Aceves out now… let him pitch till his arm falls off.. what a joke

  • D$1184

    Good night to own a Met on a fantasy team. Except I own Chris Young as the last guy on one of my teams. Saw Nuno starting tonight, lefty vs. righty hitter so I started him. 0-3, hasn’t scored a run, hasn’t been on base. FML.

    • forensic

      I started Wheeler. Might still squeak through with a win (well, maybe not after that walk) but everything else is horrible.

  • SadYankeesFan

    Just don’t lose 20-4….

    • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

      Nah. It’ll probably be more like 22 – 4.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Nut kick after nut kick

  • Ricky

    I guess the Mets don’t wanna be known as the other New York team. Just owning the Yankees and are on their way to 6 wins inna row in head to head match ups

  • MP

    #badteamplayingbadly

  • dalelama

    The stench from this squad is strong.

  • No 2013 again

    Can’t stress enough how pathetic it is to allow 20 runs in 14 innings against an offense like the Mets.

    • Frankie Beans

      I was just going to post that.

      Hey Joe who’s off tomorrow? HAHAHA

      Anyone notice the mets ran out pretty much the same lineup 2 days in a row. The Yankees…………..I can’t even keep up anymore. Need to get those .224 hitters some ab’s they gotta hit that 500 mark o.O As sad as it is I’m dying laughing!! 20 runs Mets 2 games! Post Season? How about reality!

      P.S Oh I forgot okaty my fault it’s only May these loses don’t add up yet HAHAHAH!

      • Michahiro Pinaka

        I don’t understand “fans” that seem to reap enjoyment out of their team performing badly.

    • nycsportzfan

      Can’t stress enough how awful this team is period.

  • Mikhel

    Goodbye for Aceves, I do not think he’ll ever pitch again if the Yanks release him after today, which I think is what will happen. He’s throwing where McCann asks him to even if he does not want to, catcher asked him for a fsstball down the middle, he pitched it: homerun (yesterday happened the same thing after they went to talk to him).

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    F’king steal Ellsbury! We need a GIDP right now?!

    I don’t care we’re down 7

  • Tom

    Zach Wheeler is STILL in? I guess it’s important he gets the win?

    I hope they make him throw 20-30 pitches this inning… so he can get the win at the cost of a 5 inning 120+ pitch outing.

    This thankfully is the one thing Girardi WON’T do.

    • Frankie Beans

      Problem is more pitchers today need to throw 120+ pitches a game. I’m a strong believe the more pitches you throw a game less of a chance you have for injury. Not not 160 but 110-125 builds a stronger arm.

      • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

        No.
        I think most teams think that 100 is generally the good number. Pitchers that do throw 120+ pitches a game regularly tend to have short careers.

        • Frankie Beans

          Better having a stronger shorter career then turning into CC.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Makes no sense.
            CC was very strong for a shorter period of time.

      • Tom

        120 pitches is not so much the issue as much as it is high stress pitches and it being condensed into less than 5 innings.

        It’s not like this is an 8 inning 110-120 pitch outing where the pitcher is cruising along.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    I just think the Mets are better in every facet of the game and this Yankee ballclub is cooked. They are better offensively, better defensively, better pitching. The Yankees only chance to win a ballgame in 2 years against the Mets is Hiro Tanaka’s start.

    And look at all these guys Cashman got rid of that are now beating us. Grandy beat us, Reynolds beat us, look at Nuney hitting a homer tonight and helping us against the Sox. He’s hitting .313. Hughes outdueled Verlander recently, sure would like to have him back right now. Cashman’s gottta go.

  • LarryM Fl

    Mediocrity has been achieved. I do not want to watch anymore, Goodnight.

    • forensic

      Right now the Yankees would love to be mediocre.

      • Mikhel

        Something tells me he was not around last year.

        • LarryM Fl

          Your assumptions are wrong. Been around since ’55. I take every new season as a chance to win. This year is trending down.

  • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

    fuckin guys’ arm gonna fall off.

    • http://www.staggeringbeauty.com/ ALZ

      118 pitches in 4 and a third innings has got to be stressful.

      • Mikhel

        Yup, 118 pitches might not be excesively high for a complete 9 inning game, but it is a lot for 4 1/3 innings, too many pitches in one inning is not good (which is something that worries me about Tanaka).

        • forensic

          Tanaka? He’s averaging 15.1 pitches per inning. Only 17 of the 106 qualified starters average fewer.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Everything these guys do makes me wanna pull my hair out right now – especially the pitches they’re swinging at.

  • dalelama

    The Dalelama Prophecies are coming to fruition.

  • D$1184

    ‘s funny: so far, Tanaka is what everyone thought Dice-K would be/never was/is/will be.

  • Frankie Beans

    Why put together a team that can’t go out every night?
    What does this team put so many different guys out there each and every single night. Why build a team that 3-4 different players are the DH?

  • Tom

    Maybe I’m crazy… but I think the Yankees win this game.

    • Tom

      Ok I’m feeling a bit less confident after those last 2 AB’s.

      Maybe simply getting the tying run to the plate at some point and making the Mets sweat it out a little?

    • nycsportzfan

      Crazy? Id say that is flat out lunacy!

  • forensic

    Wow, Jerry Layne sure is terrible.

  • Mikhel

    Towel incident part deux.

    More or less around the same date he did it last year.

  • D$1184

    Even Joe Girardi couldn’t stand to watch this any more.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    shit. 4 months until football season.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Anyone know Cashman’s number? I’m thinking of putting my hat in the ring for a spot in the rotation, seeing as how they’ll take anyone.

    • Frankie Beans

      HAHAHA Good 1!! Jeter needs rest tomorrow maybe I’ll call to.
      McCann needs a day sanyone here catch?
      Ells prob needs off to according to Joe any here play CF?

      • Mikhel

        I can throw a towel pretty good, I want to be da managurz of di yankis.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Miggy just tore some hearts out in Baltimore

  • fred robbins

    an interesting poll would be to find out if this Yankee team actually has any more than 3 position players– Ellsbury, McCann and Tex- that would start for any of the other 29 clubs.. and 2 pitchers when Pineda is healthy again– so that is 5 starters out of 25– how well does anyone expect a team to do with a team full of fill ins and too old to play elsewhere players?

    • forensic

      Gardner and Beltran would certainly start for almost all teams. Kuroda would also still be employed.

      • No 2013 again

        Beltran, the DH who can’t hit?

        • forensic

          He’s playing like shit right now. But, just like Ellsbury and McCann, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t still be starting for all these other teams too.

          • No 2013 again

            According to fangraphs, out of the 15 qualified catchers, McCann ranks 15th with a 56 wRC+. Number 14 on the list is Dioner Navarro at 80 wRC+.

            That’s how pathetic McCann has been.

            • forensic

              Where did I say he hasn’t been? But, contrary to popular opinion here, keeping highly paid, established veterans in the lineup even while they’re playing poorly isn’t just a Yankee thing.

              • Tom K

                It is also a smart thing. McCann is 30 years old, not 38. There is no reason to bench him based on a month and a half of playing time.

    • Frankie Beans

      Case n point fill ins. Seems the Yankees have been taking this route for the past few years. The more Cash gives Joe these fill ins he’s going to play them. As bad as it sounds this teams need younger all stars so Joe is forced to play these star starters. Joe has a habbit of playing shit way to often.

  • Mikhel

    At first Daisuke looked like he was a good acquisition. He had an impressive string of men left in scoring position with the bases loaded and not receiving a hit… unimpressive thing was that he allowed a high amount of batters to reach base.

    Also funny: ESPN spanish broadcasters were at first saying today that Daisuke was a very good acquisition for the money Boston gave for him. Then they said it was not a good acquisition, right after tons of tweets began to fly at their direction.

  • Tom

    Trying to find a silver lining:

    – Tommy Hunter continues to do his best Jim Johnson impression for BAL (3 run HR to Cabrera to waste Jiminez’s gem)
    – Peavy finally getting slapped around (matter of time for the ERA to catch up to the FIP/xFIP)

    Of course none of that really matters if the Yankees can’t win some games that Tanaka doesn’t start.

    • forensic

      Embedded Yankee Eduardo Nunez doing his best to help out against the Red Sox.

    • http://lin Charles R.

      lin

  • NutButters

    The answer to that is no.

  • NutButters

    Now that the game is garbage time and nobody is on base, maybe the Captain can get ball out of the infield with less pressure?

    • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

      Only if he puts the ball in his pocket and walks out to center field.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Jeter blown away by 91 MPH right down the chute

    • NutButters

      His 2-0 double play tonight should be the turning point of the game on 660 tomorrow morning, but they’ll probably make it the Murphy homer, because negative Jeter talk is not allowed on NY sports radio.

    • forensic

      Yup, it’s not even confirmation bias. This season he’s seeing the most fastballs he’s seen in years and is producing horribly against them.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Love how the strike zone has progressively increased as the game has progressed, especially on the outside pitch that was a ball all game until Dice-K enters…

  • NutButters

    Anyone else think that part of the reason we shipped Nunez out of town was so that fans didn’t have a better performing player on the bench to wish for?

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

      You’re just embarrassing yourself now. Hate to see it.

      • NutButters

        It’s not like I’m saying anything crazy like batting solarte 2nd and jeter 7th would improve the team… Wait, I am.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    From the sounds of it, I’d guess some people here have never seen this team lose a few games in a row before.

    Shit happens.

    • forensic

      Talk about trying to minimize the situation they’re in. It’s about far more than just having lost a few games in a row.

  • Tom

    Was the runner at least going on 3-2 and it didn’t matter?

    The DP’s have killed the Yankees (well that and some less than great pitching!)

    • forensic

      There’s no way he was going if he was out by that much at 2nd.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So if Yangervis can rake after being in AAA for six or seven years, release the entire roster and comprise it of AAA 26-27 years olds and win a pennant

    • vicki

      outlier (noun) a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from the others of the sample

  • Mick taylor

    I know the game is over, but why is Tony Pena allowing Brian Roberts to swing 3-1 in the 8 th

    • D$1184

      Because it was an 89 mph fastball down and in, a pitch that just screamed “hit me”. Roberts was just a little over-eager.

    • forensic

      Because a 3-1 count is about the best hitting count you’re going to get, especially considering the state of the game.

  • Mick taylor

    Yanks have old position players. It was idiotic to give up on nunezand for nothing. Should have kept joba too. If any no can start, why not joba.

    • forensic

      If any no can start, why not joba.

      Whew, I thought we might never hear something like this again once Joba left town.

    • Tom K

      Kept Joba? Are we starting a comedy festival on this blog?

    • D$1184

      They got the best value for Nunez that they could.

    • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

      Kept Joba where? In a circus where he belongs?

  • Tom

    Yankees got this. 4 more hitters reach and they get the tying run to the plate!

    (which the way la familia is throwing should be 14 more pitches now)

  • Tom

    I know the game is over… but is Tex trying to hit a 6 run HR?

    The pitcher has walked the first two batters, you are down 6, don’t you have to take one strike?

  • forensic

    Tex, he was walking the park…

  • forensic

    lol, that’s pitiful Soriano.

  • forensic

    Nice job, McCann. You’ve already teased like this earlier in the season. Please let this be the actual game that gets you going.

  • Tom

    WTF? Soriano too?

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Well, that was just embarrassing.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Get up, get get get get down. Yankees are a joke in your town.

  • forensic

    Well, that was fun…

    • Tom K

      Obviously, the odds of a 6-run 9th inning are not high. But three awful ABs in that inning by Teix, Soriano, and Solarte.

  • will

    So who gets our mediocre pick next year in the draft? Or maybe if they keep at this, it’ll be a top 12?

  • Ricky

    2nd time the Yankees score 7 against the Mets and still lose

  • fred robbins

    It seems Mike does not like the Jeter bashing.. and it is probably a bit silly in an extreme. He has always hit into de peas:) and he has never had great range… I have loved the Yankees from afar my whole life.. grew up in Chicago and my dad was a white sox fan- we went to games where WHitey Ford would outpitch Early Wynn and the score was 2-1 Yankees- with Roger Maris throwing out Aparacio at home to end the game.. all his 3 sons are Yankee fans due to the Mickey Mantle thing,
    I remember the bad teams of the 70’s 80’s and we would all still watch and complain afterwards….

    I guess for now, the sad part is, there just seems no direction and an ownership that is only looking at the bottom line- otherwise it is hard to figure Cashman being allowed to do this year after year.
    Jeter should have been talked to during last season– maybe a player coach, something to keep his ego alive and not be a put down- but he is not a starting short stop and they did nothing to help him.

    We can’t go back- but the few extra years and money to Cano instead of Beltran and Thorton sure like bad now– good ole 20-20 hindsight…

    I hope they can start over at some point and make this team good and fun again