Jul
11

Game 92: Just Win

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Roberts is playing his first game back in Baltimore. (Patrick Smith/Getty)

Rude of LeBron to overshadow Roberts’ return to Baltimore. (Patrick Smith/Getty)

Considering all the injuries and their extended stretch of mediocre play — 42-42 in their last 84 games! — this could be a season-defining series for the Yankees. I don’t think that’s hyperbole either. If the Yankees sweep, they’ll be a game back of the Orioles and right in the thick of the AL East race. If the Yankees get swept, forget it. They’ll be seven games back and buried. They would have to seriously consider selling at the trade deadline.

This is the epitome of a one game at a time weekend. The All-Star break is coming up, so Joe Girardi can lean a heavily on his late-inning relievers if necessary. In fact, I encourage it. This is the most important series of the season (to date), after all. Win at all costs, then enjoy the four-day mini-vacation next week. Here is the Orioles lineup and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. 2B Brian Roberts
  7. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  8. 3B Yangervis Solarte
  9. DH Kelly Johnson
    RHP Hiroki Kuroda

It’s a little cloudy but hot and uncomfortably humid in Baltimore, which is pretty standard down there. Tonight’s game will begin a little after 7pm ET and you can watch on YES. Enjoy the game.

Updates: CC Sabathia (knee) has postponed his appointment with Dr. Andrews on Monday. He will first get opinions from Dr. ElAttrache and Dr. Maister … in case you missed it earlier, the Yankees acquired lefty Jeff Francis in a minor trade with the Athletics. Jim Miller was designated for assignment and Matt Daley was called up.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Let’s start slugging this series, huh? Like innings one through nine.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

      Then 10 and 11, and so forth.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        Yikes! No extra inning rain dances, please.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

          I thought you meant first through 9th in the order. :p

          My bad.

          • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

            Oh no! See what you did?!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    For some reason, I keep purging, but my umpire review isn’t showing. Weird.

  • mustang

    Bitches can hope to be swept but I’m a Yankees fan failure and hoping for failure thats for other fans

    So with that lets channel this organization historical past and whip some ass and if they go down go down fighting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mhvk2cY9QE

    • steved fl

      great video, we have not seen anything close to that this year

    • Troll

      You are in desperate need of punctuation. STAT!

    • mustang

      Trying to pump up the Yankees fans here and I get history and grammar lesson.

      SMH!!!!

  • hornblower

    Same old lineup. Ichiro and Kelly Johnson need to go on vacation. As do I.

    • Daniel

      I say give Kelly Johnson this weekend. If he doesn’t get anything going then you’ve got to replace him coming back from the break. He’s not the only one killing us, but he’s a guaranteed unproductive out way too often.

      • WhittakerWalt

        Replace with who?

        • Daniel

          Could Pirela fill his role?

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Probably not, at least not directly. Pirela hasn’t played 3B since 2012 and only 11 games there in his career.

            I suppose when Beltran comes back, they could lose Johnson and keep Solarte and Wheeler to share 3B/buIF duties.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    I like how the DH hits 9th. What a great use of that spot, a .218 hitter that should have been cut weeks ago. What ever happened to the great DH’s this franchise used to have?

  • vicki

    i’m sorry, but it’s time for steve pearce to remember he’s steve pearce.

    • Farewell Mo

      He’s on my fantasy team so I’d prefer he continue to think he’s Miggy Cabrera for at least the next 80 games or so.

      • vicki

        is why fantasy baseball is evil.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I’d rather he remember he is Sam Pearce.

      • vicki

        you know he’s sam pearce, and i know he’s sam pearce. but i’m pretty sure he’ll never know he’s sam pearce.

  • LOL!

    When you bat a DH 9th in the lineup that’s posts a .212 your season pretty much it done. Your DH is your power hitter a guys who can mash and be an rbi machine. Sorry fans let’s talk in 4 years.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Not for nothing, but offense is down throughout baseball. It’s not just us.

      • Daniel

        I like talking to Walt. He is a good guy.

    • LOL?

      Go ahead and keep thinking that someone wants to talk to you.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Welcome back to Baltimore, BRob!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    An Ichiro XBH!!!!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Ichiro with an XBH! Soley is red hot so they’ve got a good chance to get 2 here.

    • WhittakerWalt

      “Soley is red hot”

      Utterly false.

      • vicki

        not if you count scranton!

        • JGYank

          What happens in Scranton stays in Scranton.

  • Darren

    LOL, nice trolling Mike. If they get swept they’re buried? Right, almost no teams have ever made up a 7 game deficit with half a season to play. Ok then. It’s fine to be a typical emotional Yankee fan. What’s super annoying is the cloak of SABR bullshit that everyone likes to hide behind. Everything can be explained by small sample sizes, regression, etc….except when it doesn’t suit your purposes.

    • Mr. Roth

      Toronto and Baltimore have never had an epic collapse in the 2nd half of a season…Wait, what’s that?

      Nevermind, yes they have.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    That’ll teach the Os fan not to cheer him.

  • vicki

    brian. roberts.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Haha.

  • WhittakerWalt

    XBH FOR ICHIRO!

    • vicki

      i’m scared, what’s happening?!?

  • Buddy

    With all the injured starters in MLB. I wonder any team will go w/ a 6 man rotation like they do in Japan… Give ‘em an extra day for their arms to recover.

    • Mr. Roth

      Considering how many starters a team goes through over the course of a season anyway, this is something that probably should happen.

      • vicki

        i’m sure it’s a 25-man issue more than anything.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

    Sorry, RAB, but this has been in moderation for 40 damn minutes now. Secondary links removed; only the primary one left. Dammit, ridiculous.

    Dirk Hayhurst is such a piece of shit.

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/a…..6/#!bcOCUv

    While I was in spring training with the … You know what, I’m not going to tell you. Too many potheads still in action there. Let’s just say that while I was in spring training with a certain organization, a group of guys on the team got robbed. They were all staying in a house together, splitting the rent through the course of the spring, their luxury rides all parked out front in a row, leaving at the same time every day. It wasn’t hard for the local criminal element to figure out who they were and the schedule they kept. When these criminals decided to hit the house, they made off with all manner of high-end accessories, televisions, gaming systems and other tech toys.

    -snip-

    What didn’t make the news was the other stuff that got taken. I may have been naive enough to believe the news reports, but then you start to hear things on the locker-to-locker information superhighway. First, one of the guys really liked his firearms and had a couple of automatic assault rifles, including some AK-47s. Next, a large collection of porno DVDs had gone missing. Finally, the pillow-case-sized bag of weed that had been sitting on the kitchen table, next to its accoutrements. All of it gone, none of it reported.

    So, not saying which organization, when it happened, which players may have been involved. Anonymous narcing. Ok. As you were.

    Except one thing really struck me the instant I came across it:

    AK-47?s. Gee whiz, that’s an awfully specific thing to mention, isn’t it? I mean, it’s not just a gun, not just an assault rifle, it’s a very-specifically mentioned gun. You know who, as a Tampa resident, I learned a long time ago likes his AK-47?s? Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. Huh. Maybe I should dig further.

    PORT CHARLOTTE — Among the items stolen Saturday from the Port Charlotte rental home shared by three prominent Tampa Bay Rays was an AK-47 rifle belonging to star third baseman Evan Longoria.

    -snip-

    The investigation into the midday break-in at the house shared by Longoria, ace pitcher David Price and shortstop Reid Brignac is continuing.

    This article is dated March 28, 2011. Damn, you know what would make this story REALLY fascinating? There are so many links here, what if Dirk Hayhurst was actually a part of the Rays organization as of that time period? That would really pin things down, wouldn’t it?

    Hayhurst’s final spring in professional baseball was with the Rays in 2011. He never pitched in the majors for the club, but he did pitch that spring and for Triple-A Durham for the season.

    ———————

    If this guy is going to leave this many gaping holes in his story, then at least have the g-ddamn guts to say the organization straight up. I’m no investigator or anything, and the fact that I could piece all the details together in less than five minutes tells me that he wrote that part in an obvious/not obvious way.

    I have no respect for this jackass. Never had, and certainly never will.

    Sorry, but I read that article this morning, and I know reaction has already occurred, but, dammit, that really struck a nerve.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    KJ!!!!

  • No 2013 again

    KJ!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Kelly might be turning it around. Great decision to DH him tonight.

    • BigBlueAL

      You are the best.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Dude’s a straight up blog troll, an amusement, really, even though that’s probably not his intention. He is pretty good at messing with the heads of a lot of the guys around here though.

        • Daniel

          Either he is a really accomplished troll, or he is exactly the way he is and deserves to be studied by someone. He is an asset either way.

  • mustang

    YESSSSSSS !!!!

    Kiss my get swept ASSSSS!!!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Two homers in two innings? The first two innings? The Earth’s magnetic poles must be reversing.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      *2nd and 3rd innings

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Thanks, now where did that first inning go?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    2 xbh’s in one game for Ichiro????

    What is this insanity????

    (lil’ stu must be very upset)

  • Rolling Doughnut

    xb hits some very palpable xb hits.

  • mustang

    Weeeeeeee

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Soley’s been red hot. There’s nobody else I’d rather have up the plate right here. Could be a chance to end it.

  • No 2013 again

    what a joke

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Ichiro 2 XBH’s in one game! And Rob Thomson finally made a good hold.

  • BigBlueAL

    Picking up where they left off last night, stranding runners in scoring position which will most likely bite them in the ass later.

  • WhittakerWalt

    The pumpkin formerly known as Yangervis Solarte strikes again.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    This is how they lost last night. Too many men left on base. Kelly needs to drive those runs home when he has the chance.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Not cool Solarte. Not cool at all.

  • No 2013 again

    that’s how you lose baseball games.. fucking joke

  • mustang

    Its ok shit happen get them next.

    GO YANKS!!!

    • mustang

      inning

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Ugh.

  • Slap-Ass

    RISP fail yet again.

  • Slap-Ass

    Weeeee!!!!!!!

  • WhittakerWalt

    What the hell

  • RkyMtnYank

    What’s that like 12 errors Jeter hasn’t been charged with so far this year, just stupid!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fucking IF defense.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Nice play, Cap.

  • No 2013 again

    what a surprise..

  • No 2013 again

    they are leading 2-0, have men on 2nd and 3rd one out. They fail to score (like they always they do) and on the next inning the pitcher hits a batter, the veteran SS misplays an easy DB ball and then the mediocre pitcher lets the run score on a wild pitch. Freaking garbage, .500 team all the way

  • WhittakerWalt

    “And that is a ball that Jeter gets EVERY SINGLE TIME”

    – Suzyn Waldman

    Every single time? Really? You mean, other than this time?

  • Jimmy Smash

    Come on, Derek. These are important games. Thought you were about winning.

  • mustang

    Come on Kuroda pick up teammates

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jesus. At least play at the ML level ffsake.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Just a bit high…

    Let’s give some more runs away now.

  • No 2013 again

    they don’t even give the opposition a chance to beat them, they beat themselves

    • RkyMtnYank

      Gave them like 3 innings and they weren’t doing very well so figured we needed to help them out.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Put Frankie in at catcher. McCann didn’t even know what pitch was coming. Jesus Christ.

    • miguel1955

      we need two catchers side by side….

  • mustang

    Ok Bad inning lets get all back now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Well this has been an extremely well-played, fundamentally sound, inning.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Kuroda better apologize to us after this trash performance.

  • Slap-Ass

    LOL this fucking inning.

  • WhittakerWalt

    That was the most ridiculous inning of this ridiculous season.

  • JGYank

    So everyone has stayed healthy so far today? Amazing.

    • vicki

      it’s early.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Miggy Gonzalez is going to bear down now and not give up another hit. He’s a Yankee killer.

  • Hassey

    Cashman should get Executive of the Year for the genius Jim Miller moves.
    Would someone with some guts hit the flush button on this years team already? Yeesh, it’s right there in front of u, are you frikkin blind? We could get back a haul

  • stuart a

    whay a friggin inning. capped after the clutch AB by solarte.

    kuroda did what kuroda does, just enough to lose.. train fuckin wreck..

    give ichiro an extension he is up to what 7 extra base hits for the season…..

    btw that was an error by the captain, junior high play…

    • vicki

      vox rationis. give em hell, stu.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Idiot, NO ONE wants to give Ichiro an extension. Exactly zero Yankee fans want to do this.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Apparently lil’ stu does. He keeps asking for it everyday.

        Oh wait, nevermind, you said no Yankee fan wants this. You were right.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      This is the stuart that makes me genuinely laugh, and not in a bad way.

      Throw him a parade…

  • vicki

    a text exchange.

    friend: when did you catch the fatalism of a cubs fan?

    me: around the time chris stewart was getting 340 plate appearances in pinstripes.

    i appreciate that people want to believe in disney movie endings, like some people believe praying to a supernatural being will have some positive effect on their lives. but this team is bad at nearly every aspect of the game, and it’s had a cumulative effect on me. faith in the face of evidence is theological babble. even the miracle mets had pitching.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Hmm…Vox clamantis in deserto?

    • Hassey

      Let’s leave The Lord out of this. S/he didn’t put together this roster.

    • JGYank

      While I agree about the state of the team, it’s not impossible to make the postseason thanks to the weak division and the 2nd WC. We could get lucky and start winning 1 run games left and right 2012 orioles style and finish with a just good enough record better than what our run differential would suggest it should be. And we have the back end of the pen to do just that and I’m sure cash will continue to try to add to the current roster.

      • Hassey

        That’s crazy talk
        Sell Mortimer, sell

        • JGYank

          No it’s not. I refuse to rule it out. I’m not optimistic at all, but teams outperform their talent all the time. Crappy teams on paper have made it to the postseason before, so why can’t the Yanks? They’re not even that far behind. The rays made up 10 games in a month so I can think we can make up this deficit in almost half a season. It’s like in mlb the show, even though you might have a crappy team, if you sim the season enough times you’ll win eventually and vice versa. I haven’t checked the odds of making the postseason but I’m sure they’re above 10%, and most people act like they’re 1%.

        • steved fl

          haha good one!

      • vicki

        back end of the pen is, of course, that non-awful aspect i was referring to.

        i’ve followed some bad teams; other sports, as well as pre-dynasty yankees. i can enjoy watching in the moment. unlikely wins, spectacular catches, all that. it’s a rude awakening after years of being spoiled and conditioned, is all.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Kuroda will surrender the game here. Yankee killer Miggy Gonzalez won’t allow another hit, if you can call these guys playing tonight Yankees.

  • Hassey

    Gonzalez is no Yankee killer. Their lineup just sucks

  • Hassey

    What a pleasure to watch a game without Michael Kay. He must be off somewhere else narrating someone’s nightmares

    • RetroRob

      He’s Freddy Krueger’s nightmare.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Is Kuroda drunk?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Wow, nice play.

  • No 2013 again

    what a play by tex!

  • JGYank

    Tex was all over that. Great play!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    That was intentional. I would throw one right at Markakis’s wrist next inning.

    • Slap-Ass

      Beyond obvious. Of course there won’t be retaliation on our part. We’ll kindly give them the lead in the next 2 innings or let them walk off in the ninth.

  • RetroRob

    Rob (4:45 PM)

    Just catching up on your chat. I’d like to follow up on Jeff from NYC’s question about Refsnyder. What should the Yankees do with him? Believe in the bat and bring him up now to play right field, or leave him in AAA to keep learning second? How bad is he there?

    Klaw

    Leave him in AAA to work on it. He’s not THAT bad, just needs improvement.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I agree.
      And he was back at 2B today, thankfully.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Jeez, Gonzales is knocking the bats out of their hands.

    • RetroRob

      They’ve always have problems with him when his change is on.

  • BigBlueAL

    3 infield pop-ups that inning. This offense man.

  • JGYank

    Pitchers need to realize throwing down in the zone to Trout isn’t smart.

    • RetroRob

      Agreed, although just remove “down in the zone” from your sentence and it’s covered.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Wow, a weak Jeter groundout. I can see it’s rally time.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Way to make Gozalez work guys bravo!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice game by Hirok. Unfortunate that he had that one wild inning, but nice game overall.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    2-3-4 up against the pen. If they’re going to get a lead this will have to be it. Delin is ready for next inning.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    5 pitches 3 outs. The pen might hold them for a few innings but this offense isn’t going to score.

  • WhittakerWalt

    2 pitches.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Zelous Wheeler’s day off?

  • WhittakerWalt

    4 pitches. Makin’ him work.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Soley with a web gem! That’ll fire up the club.

  • steved fl

    how many pitches that inning? are you kidding me?

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Good job, Delin. Got retaliation for Kelly.

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Not w/an 83mph breaking ball it wasn’t.

  • vicki

    chicks dig defense.

    • ropeadope

      …. cause they play it all the time.

  • RetroRob

    Is Pearce 5 feet tall?

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Career minor league play there by Yangervis.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Pinch run for McCann and try to win this. PH Zelous for Soley.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    If they can get a man on this inning I suspect they’ll PH Zelous for Soley and that’ll give them a great chance to get Robby a save.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Incompetence.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Bunted to hard.

  • BigBlueAL

    LOL and now McCann is out of the game. Great stuff.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    I just can’t believe that bunt backfired. When is Joe going to learn.

  • Mr. FB

    By all means, don’t stop with just one bunt.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Here comes Zelous! He has a knack for the big hit. Get the lead and Robby that save.

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    Nice pick up behind the plate.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Delin nasty as ever tonight. If only he could pitch every inning. The lone bright spot remaining.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Do the Yanks have dinner reservations or something? They can’t make out fast enough.

    • RetroRob

      They were definitely swinging early on Gonzalez just as teams we’re starting to do with Tanaka, figuring the first pitch fastball might be the most hittable and in the Yankees case, wanting to stay away from that change-up. It worked early.

      Looks like they can go off to dinner now. A loss.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    It’s just a matter of time before one of the Os hitters gets a hold of one and end the ballgame. Warren probably serves up the walk off. Just can’t go 8 innings only getting one hit and expect to win ballgames.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Three games till the Break, why not use Betances for two innings?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      They did.

    • BigBlueAL

      He did pitch 2 innings.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        OK. Thanks. I seem to be misplacing innings tonight.

  • iblamejay-z

    what happens when your 1 – 4 hitters go 1 for 19 against a sub par pitcher.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Yankees are great.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    There’s your ball game and there’s your season. Pack it up. Ain’t no way Greene and TBA beat the Os.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      TBA is their best remaining starter.

  • RetroRob

    I’ve seen this movie too many times this year.

    Two thumbs down.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Dr. Martin van Nostrand

    tepid offense is gonna be tepid. This game could’ve lasted ten more innings and they probably wouldn’t have scored any more runs.

  • stuart a

    yankee offense on fire..

    they scored 2 runs tonight, yes the parade is in store..

    jeter terrible error. kuroda with the wild pitches and the y huge culprit the great NY Yankee offense..

    Besides Betances and Tanaka there is almost nothing worth watching on this team…

    Another game they should have won, they did not because there offense is fucking HORRIBLE.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Anyone surprised by that?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Yes. I didn’t think they would manage 2 runs against Gonzalez.

  • Yanks47

    This team has been the most frustrating yankeed team in 20 years. I kept watching and getting let down every night , after tanka blew his elbow out I finally stopped watching as I gave up any tiny hope I hade before. These last 2 games i didnt watch ( just occasionally followed on my phone) and it doen’t hurt anymore as I just dont give a shit anymore.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Getting harder and harder to watch these guys.

    • RetroRob

      Baseball is a game of hope, so as a fan you’re hope has to come from somewhere. Hope that the current collection of players will come together and put on a good run. When the Yankees have had problems in the past I’ve always believed they had the talent to make a run, and they did. That’s not the case here.

      If you don’t have that hope, you need hope in the form of young talent, watching them play and develop. Unfortunately, the Yankees don’t have that now either on the big league roster.

      So, yes, it’s tough.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        I was a kid when the only team they could beat was the Senators, and I used to watch them get killed in the ninth all the time. But my Dad still took me to games and we still rooted for them as if they were contenders.

  • Chris

    I just kept skipping inning by inning on the ps3 after they scored 2 because I figured that was it. Ten innings, 2 runs sounds about right. Glad I saved myself some time. Kuroda literally has the worst luck with run support ever. It’s now a career sample size. Amazing.

    I could not care less if this team loses games. I’ll watch but at a certain point they should feel the consequences of their patchwork every year. They can respectfully eat my balls

  • Zach

    Yankees flat out do not score after the fifth inning. Seriously, check out the numbers:
    http://www.teamrankings.com/ml.....s-per-game

    • RetroRob

      Haven’t looked at it, but that doesn’t surprise me.

    • stuart a

      very interesting stat.. it is not our imagination they suck late. I thought all these great players with history would have better results but nah.

      texiera who gets kudos left and right is hitting 240..he I a slug. swings fo rthe fences all game long, tries to pull everything and a handicap on the basepaths. Like mccann they clog up the basepaths..

      sorry to say this is a last place team…they are injured and bad…anyone who thinks differently is dreaming..

      • E-6

        I remember you’re negative bs when you posted on the lohud blog. You haven’t change.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      yuck

      • RetroRob

        Your RAB name is now all too true.

  • stuart a

    besides being bad there is no hint of getting better.

    fuck counting on carlos beltran to turn it around.

    old broken down players go to the Yankees to get their last big contract they do not deserve….

    fucking joke…Cashman have some balls. fuck getting cliff lee that would be insanity. trade Kuroda to the dodgers for anything. trade any other over 28 year old asset for anything you can get…

    that will never happen. nah they picked up jeff francis another 33 year old piece of crap, who had potential about 5 years ago.. francis joins a crowd of crappy lefties. mostly in the pen who suck…

    btw warren has ben good but it is a relative term. he is now 1 and 5..2.50 era is good but let’s keep it in perspective…

    brian fuckin McCann. slower then shit. almost got his obp to 300…

  • Bronx_Boy

    I’ve been a Yankee fan since the 50’s and I’ve never seen them sell, ever.

    • stuart a

      that is the problem.

      kuroda is not coming back, Roberts is not coming back etc. get what you can…

  • E-6

    Then don’t watch them

  • RetroRob

    Let’s play two tomorrow!

  • stuart a

    yanks drew 1 walk in 10 innings..

  • Robert

    See Pete Obrien left game any update?

  • Joe C

    First of all why was Ichiro even in the game in the tenth? He should have been pinch hit for in the ninth when the team needed a spark. Instead, Joe leave him in the game to botch a play in right.

    Second of all. Why doesn’t Joe believe in the bunt? That fourth inning with week hitting Solarte and Johnson at the plate would have been the perfect time to try a suicide squeexe. I know that McCann can’t run and all but the play would have taken everyone by surprise. Proably would have led to a run. Joe needs to think outside the box and stop looking at that binder, which doesn’t tell him how score runs. Point in fact it only tells you how not to score a run.

    Thirdly, no excuse for DJ and Brett the Jett for there agressive hitting in the late innings. Absolutely none because it ended up helping the Birds out. It really did, especially against gonlalez. They made no attempt to force him to get the ball up. Absolutely none. They just chased the first ball that was around the plate. And guess what easy grounders to firrst and second. But then they made up for it by not running down to first base. From a 19 year veteran I expect more. Somebody needs to tell him to get it together or get out of here. I am tired of it.

    And lastly, why does Joe seemed so surprised that the Yankees can’t play defense when scouts have said that he didn’t have this team ready to play coming out of spring training? Why does he act so surprised when it seems like he could have done a better job preparing them for the season? Why doesn’t Joe do something about it take to them during bp. Give them some instruction. Anything. You can’t just sit there and shake your head when you yourself could be doing something. That’s just incompetance. Plain and simple.

    • hornblower

      Silly rant. Joe plays what management gives him. You are watching the wrong sport if you think any manager could win with this club even you.

    • E-6

      What tool shed did you escape from .

  • JKatlak

    People thought the steroid era was bad. Boy do you wish it would come back when you consider just how many losses this team has had where they get a quality pitching performance and lose. As good as pitching duals can be, you suffer more heartbreak now they would ever during the steroid era. Not that I endorse cheating or anything, but at least your offense would very rarely fail you for any quality outings during the roid era.

    • Needmore

      Baseball is losing it’s swag without steriods.