Aug
05

Game 112: Happy Anniversary

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(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

One year ago today, MLB announced Alex Rodriguez‘s record 211-game suspension for his ties to Biogenesis. It was the same day he made his season debut after having hip surgery. A-Rod appealed the ban, played out the rest of the season, and eventually had it reduced to 162 games. I’m pretty sure he is still the best right-handed hitter in the organization right now. The Yankees could use him.

Anyway, the DEA arrested Anthony Bosch for conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids today. He’s the former Biogenesis chief who cooperated with MLB and sang like a bird as soon as they agreed to pay his legals bills and not sue him. You can read up on the whole mess right here. The most important thing is that T.J. Quinn says new names will emerge and more suspensions are likely on the way. I have so little interest in reliving this stuff. Beat David Price and win tonight’s game. That’s all I want to think about. Do it for A-Rod. Here’s the Tigers lineup and here’s the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. 1B Mark Teixeira
  5. DH Carlos Beltran
  6. C Brian McCann
  7. 3B Chase Headley
  8. RF Martin Prado
  9. 2B Brendan Ryan
    RHP Hiroki Kuroda

It’s nice and hot in New York. Blue skies, no rain, really nice summer night for baseball. First pitch is scheduled for just after 7pm ET and you can watch on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Stories
  • Enoch

    That lineup is actually not horrible.

    • RayVT

      If the Yankees had a HR bat in RF or DH with Beltran in RF and moved Prado to 2B it would be a pretty good lineup.

      • C.R.9.

        good to see you Ray. Been a long time. :)

        • RayVT

          Hello Mike! I haven’t been online much these days except to read things! Good to hear from you.

          • C.R.9.

            same here. I hope you’ve been doing well. I’ve been doing great.

            • RayVT

              I’m doing good. I moved to the plant from the Uptown office so it is a bit of an adjustment. LOL!

      • C.R.9.

        trish

  • trr

    If A–Rod “is the best righthanded hitter in the organization”, what does that say about the organization?

    • TWTR

      It depends on what A-Rod has left.

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    I love this lineup. I think they’ll give Price a tough outing. They beat him earlier this season with worse. Os and Jays are playing each other so we need to keep winning to keep pace.

  • TheRealGreg

    I might go back and forth with the Dodgers and Angels on MLB network

    • TheRealGreg

      Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Vin Scully at the helm?

      Got to see it

      • vicki

        i’ll watch that one too. maybe our game will have ended by 10:10pm?

        who’mikidding.

        • TheRealGreg

          Could be if Price mows us down

  • TWTR

    We play today, we win today…

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      …das it!

      Had to fly to Dallas for work today. Will have to watch my MLB app/gameday discretely during dinner :(
      I was really stoked on watching this series.

      • ropeadope

        Is it warm in Dallas this time of year?

  • C.R.9.

    exiledintampa, I will have you know that Trish knows your real name through emails & wanted to fly you up to NY to see a Yankees game. She has never once given me your name or anyone else’s name. She is not that type of person.

    • Chase Chasely

      She’s worse & so are you. Your little charade here isn’t fooling anyone. Get a life and stop harassing people on Yankees message boards you turd. As long as I see you & “her” here, I’ll make sure to post the truth about you two so no one else goes through the Hell I did.

      As long as enough IP addresses and punctuation exists I guess Mike can’t ban you. But there’s a lot of us here who are going to tell the truth about you, trish and the disgusting games you play.

      And I apologize to everyone else for going off topic; it just makes my blood boil to see them here setting up shop again.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        As long as enough IP addresses and punctuation exists I guess Mike can’t ban you.

        ————–

        Something tells me it will be handled in other ways.

      • Yankee$

        What the hell has happened to my favorite baseball blog ?

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          *sigh*

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          There’s a reply I’ve been trying to get on here to all this that I can’t get through, for some reason. No obvious tripwires. Too bad.

  • kenthadley

    Waiting for the name of Big Papi to show in this new round of Boschagrams……maybe Joey Bats too….

    • TWTR

      I heard something on Kay about Quinn’s report that the players wouldn’t be of similar stature to A-Rod’s, but still significant. If so, probably not Sloppy Papi.

      • TheRealGreg

        Hesrd that interview. Kay asked if any Yankees or Mets were on there and Quinn was mum.

      • Kiko Jones

        What about that article from a few weeks ago, that MLB gave A-Rod a PED dispensation? Selig’s response: he did not deny it, just that he knew NOTHING about it. Yeah, right.

      • Kiko Jones

        What about that article from a few weeks ago, that stated MLB gave A-Rod a PED dispensation? Selig’s response: he did not deny it, just that he knew NOTHING about it. Yeah, right.

  • vicki

    that picture is awesome.

    for a-rod.

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

    And eventually soon, No. 13 will be in Monument Park.

    [/hate coming]

  • RayVT

    He does look like a star there! It is so funny how everyone embraces Braun, Melky, Ortiz, Manny, McGwire, etc but vilify AROD. He is no worse than the rest if as bad. He even approached MLB to use Testosterone & MLB didn’t even know it.

    • TWTR

      It’s about the money.

      • C.R.9.

        It’s about him being a Yankee.

        • TWTR

          Giambi received a pretty muted reaction as a Yankee when the revelations about him came out.

        • RayVT

          I too believe it is about the Pinstripes. The Mitchell Report was a joke & was used as a tool to attack certain folks whilst ignoring the Beantown kids. I think that once the RSox think Big Papi is done they will turn him in to free cash. It may happen soon!

      • C.R.9.

        Switch Ortiz and ARod, and Arod is beloved and Ortiz is hated.

        • TWTR

          The Ortiz reaction is tough to explain. There are few bigger ‘holes, but he is like Teflon on um, steroids.

          • C.R.9.

            In regards to your Giambi claim, you’re right. So, I’ll amend my previous statement. A Yankee + Success. Giambi was good with us, but nothing special, didnt win anything. Clemens, Pettitte, ARod all Yankees winners.

    • kenthadley

      He negotiated the biggest contract based on being the clean version of Bonds….a total fabrication that only he knew was the case as he was negotiating. He can’t be vilified enough.

  • Paisa

    Cervelli was awesome during that parade. What a comically abundant baseball player.

    • vicki

      for what it’s worth, any time i talk to women in the stands, in the bronx or in tampa, he invariably comes up as a favorite. he also seems to be well-loved by teammates.

      • RayVT

        Yeah! He is an encyclopedia of knowledge on everything baseball from the minutia to tendancies of hitters & pitchers. He is truly a star in the sense that he attracts the players around him (own team) & he is so approachable. PEDs or not he is a great baseball player. Same with Bonds!

      • ropeadope

        Women love Yankees catchers. And translators.

  • CountryClub

    I’m feeling good about tonight’s game. Hopefully Kuroda has his good stuff.

  • CountryClub

    I’m more than fine with these new guys (and future guys) getting suspended. I just wish it wouldn’t turn into a 3 day discussion after they get named. I can’t wait until we get to the point that a player gets suspended and everyone just moves on.

    • vicki

      like the nfl, right? without all the artificial self-righteousness.

    • Kiko Jones

      “I can’t wait until we get to the point that a player gets suspended and everyone just moves on.”

      It happens all the time. Actually, it’s the norm unless you are a top tier player. And sometimes it happens even if a name guy is suspended: JC Romero, set-up man for the 2008 Phillies, was suspended 50 games in the off-season while his team were the reigning World Series champions and…[crickets]

  • McLovin

    Only Star-Lord can save us from the mischievous Tigers, David Price and his dog Astro.

    • TheRealGreg

      Would rather have Gamora on our side. Distraction always works.

      • McLovin

        I am Groot.

        • Alkaline

          WE are Groot.

  • C.R.9.

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  • radnom

    Not surprised Axisa doesn’t want to relive biogenesis after months of reporting every word Arod’s lawyers said as gospel (and it all being hogwash).

  • McLovin

    Lets get this puppy going.

  • Mike Myers

    so, they arrested A-Rods cousin. You know he is gonna be on the list again along with Arods buddies (montero – robbie – melky).

    If robbie is on that list….wow, what a great move letting him go.

  • Terry from NH

    Kuroda is definitely showing signs of fatigue again just like last year. This is alarming since we are on the verge of the 2nd wildcard. Need him to finish strong!!!!

  • TheRealGreg

    I have to apologize to Tex. I have had heat exhaustion and it is not fun

    • Pete22

      These guys are always flirting with electrolyte imbalances. Biggest hazard for those who sweat on the job in hot days. Cramps, lightheadedness, fatigue, etc

    • Hiroki Kureddarda

      I wish Girardi would have went General Patton on him and slapped him in the face.

      • vicki

        with the george c. scott patton reference. you outdid yourself.

        • Alkaline

          Serious. A bit impressed on that one by Eddard.

          • ropeadope

            He’ll contradict himself before the thread is done.

  • C.R.9.

    I cant stand Michael Kay.

  • dkidd

    a-rod in that pic:

    “nothing stops this train”

  • Pete22

    New names. That should have some players quaking in their boots. Might even explain some surprising downside performances this year.

    Could anything come out on the obstruction side that lands Arod another suspension?.

    Anyways, back to the game, tough start but hopefully Kuroda settles down and they get to Price.

  • Pete22

    Not much of an effort to avoid crushing his fingers was it

    • Exiledintampa

      Kinsler still wears spurs from his Texas days.

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    Another baserunning blunder and this time it leads to an injury. IDIOTS. These coaches really need to teach these ballplayers how to run the bases.

    • OldYanksFan

      Eddard…. please… YOUR MEDS!

  • Not an ace

    Bean Kinsler

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      For an accident?

  • Exiledintampa

    McCann heating up!!!!

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Officer McCann owns Price this year.

  • TWTR

    McCann makes an appearance!

  • TheRealGreg

    Price to McCann is like Darvish to Gardner

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    McCan is starting to heat up. Finally getting some consistent production from the middle of the order.

    • TWTR

      Not really:

      Last 14 days: .200 .275 .343 .618

      Last 7 days: .222 .417 .333 .750 (walking more though)

      But maybe he can start now.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        His splits vs LHP are really good this year. I wonder if it’s a fluke thing or if he’s doing a better job of “staying closed” vs lefties out of necessity and maybe flying open and trying to do too much vs righties…

        There’s my amateur analysis for the day

    • The Guns of Navarone

      He’s at .222/.283/.333 in the 2nd half… he’s terrible

      • TheRealGreg

        He hit .303 til July 26th, then went into a bad slump, and he is now 2 for his last 6.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Yeah it’s not necessary to analyze McCann’s numbers. He’s been bad all season, and he continues to be bad. He’s had some (very) abbreviated hot streaks just like any player…

        • Tom

          So if you just exclude the bad data or confine things to his last 6 AB’s, he’s been pretty hot of late?

          • TheRealGreg

            What I mean is that the 0-15 slump from July 26th to Friday is the key stat.

            By the way, after that day he got a day off and is now 3 for 7, counting that home run

            • Hiroki Kureddarda

              And he had the GW RBI last night and a game tying HR tonight. He’s starting to get hot again.

              • TheRealGreg

                Maybe. He needed that day off

              • The Guns of Navarone

                Haha I think you guys need to redefine your definition of “hot.” That’s my only quibble. He’s had a nice couple games… let’s put it that way.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Price has a 3.66 ERA career vs the Yankees – that’s the highest against any AL East team.

    2.82 vs Orioles
    3.08 vs Red Sox
    2.31 vs Blue Jays

    • Pete22

      Better hitting teams earlier in his career. Got to him earlier this year though (6 runs)

  • vicki

    nice, quick inning.

  • Alkaline

    LOLRyan

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    I don’t like the bunt by Gardy. He’s been their best hitter. Jete will hit a weak GB right at somebody and they won’t score.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Agreed 100 percent. Why not let Gardner try and hit it to the right side? Hell… it might even sneak through for a hit.

      And Jeter grounds out unexpectedly…

  • TheRealGreg

    Tigers bringing the infield in in the 3rd inning

  • dkidd

    f*ck that bunt

  • TheRealGreg

    Now let’s see Gardner pull the ball to try and move the runner over or drive him in

  • C.R.9.

    That’s why you don’t bunt with your best hitter and with Jeter behind in the lineup. Wasted opportunity. Runner on 3rd, Less than 2 out fail again.

    • TheRealGreg

      Except Ellsbury picked everyone up.

      • WhittakerWalt

        It’s still bad strategy.

        • TheRealGreg

          Probably. But as I say, baseball is a game where bad decisions work alot and good decisions fail alot

      • veritas

        Do not communicate with this clown. He is a psychopath and an absolutely disgusting human being.

        • C.R.9.

          Calm down, bro.

  • CMed21

    Always feel sad that Hirok never gets the credit he’s due. For all the credit a guy like Price gets Kuroda has had the similar WAR that Price has had in the same span. I’m not saying Price isn’t better than Kuroda, because he clearly is as he’s won a Cy Young, I think Kuroda is a hell of a pitcher and deserves more respect by others. How he’s never been an All-Star I’ll never know. :(

    • hey now

      It’s amazing how with the Dodgers and the Yanks, Hiro just NEVER seems to get run support. People still fixate on win/loss record, and his teams continually let him down by scoring so few runs when he pitches.

      • vicki

        3.65 runs (75th of 95 qualified) this year; 3.16 (79th of 81 qualified) last year; monster 4.30 (50/88) 2012; 3.69 (72/94) 2011; 4.26 (55/92) 2010; whopping 4.9 in 2009, in too few innings to qualify; 4.03 (76/88) in 2008.

        my mind strains to solve the why.

    • Pete22

      Might have something to do with the 11 year age difference.

      You are right though, Kuroda has had a heck of a MLB career. Definitely should have made an All Star team or two.

    • vicki

      he was always in somebody’s shadow in LA; billingsley, then kershaw. but, outside of tanak’s ride across the sky, he’s been the yankees’ best pitcher since his arrival.

  • TheRealGreg

    Ellsbury picks up the Captain and his manager

  • Captain Clutch

    Thank you Ellsbury

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    And Ellsbury cleans up the mess. Nice job going the other way.

  • bebop

    Terrible Jeterian bunt by the team’s best hitter.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Pussy shit there, Cap.

  • Captain Clutch

    That bunt was sooo stupid. Gardner is their hottest hitter and Jeter doesn’t hit enough or hit the ball in the air enough to expect him to score the runner there. Really stupid decision.

  • Alkaline

    Elderberry came through! Sweep the Aces!

  • CMed21

    Ells getting hot!!!

  • Tom

    Gardner bunting, in the 3rd inning? (heck Gardner bunting…at all?)

    Gotta love small ball.

  • TheRealGreg

    Tex has bad numbers against Price. Hitting only .220

    • Pete22

      Ellsbury, Jeter, McCann, Prado and Ryan have good numbers though (latter 3 limited AB’s)

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Price’s career BAA is .233, so hitting .220 against him isn’t really outside the norm. And Teix hasn’t had a great BA in general since Price entered the league. So I wouldn’t read too much into it.

  • TheRealGreg

    There’s your one run lead, Kuroda. Make it stick, at least through this inning.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Because if you give up 3 runs, Greg will call you a failure.

      • TheRealGreg

        Not against Miggy and crew. If it were Texas, then yes you are a failure.

        • Alkaline

          …..

  • Alkaline

    Let’s go Hiro. FINISH HIM!

  • TheRealGreg

    Jeter makes up for it with a nice play right there.

  • Now Batting

    This lineup being even league average could be enough for the WC.

    • Pete22

      2nd WC will win no more than 88 games. Last years team would have made the WC this year, and it was a tougher division by far. It will help the offense facing mostly AL East teams down the stretch since the good pitching has migrated out of the East.

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    That ball ate Hunter alive. Kuroda is really dealing.

  • dkidd

    first time all year that hiroki has looked to me like his 2012-2013 self

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Wetteland, Soriano and Farr

    • TheRealGreg

      Question?

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

        3 relievers to accumulate 30 saves in only one season for Yanks

        • TheRealGreg

          Wow. Sparky Lyle.

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

            Forgot Wetteland was on the 95 squad.

            Proud that I got Farr right though

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Getting confident about this game. Kuroda looks ON!

    • TheRealGreg

      He does, doesn’t he?

  • Dan A.

    What do you guys think Victor Martinez gets as a FA? He’s having a great year, and several teams could use a 1B/DH, some of who are known to wildly overpay for talent (cough. Seattle. cough cough). I’m thinking 3-4 years of a minimum of $15m per year (Beltran’s contract with the Yankees is the starting point).

    • Pete22

      He will be 36 and missed all of 2012 with that knee. He is basically a DH now although can play a bit at 1B.

      I would love to see him in pinstripes. Him and Tex can rotate between 1B and DH. However, Arod is back so unless he gets suspended again or released it probably won’t happen

      • CMed21

        As good as Victor is, no more old players!!!

      • Pete22

        As for what he gets it really comes down to if he gets a QO or not. If he does and refuses it he could have a tough time like Morales, Cruz and Drew who were all younger players

        • Dan A.

          He’s a significantly better hitter than those guys were (or at least having a better year). 157 OPS+ this year. Morales’s was 122. Last year, Beltran’s was 128.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I doubt Detroit lets him walk anyways.

  • Tom

    Nice couple of quick innings by Kuroda – really got his pitch count down (49 thru 4IP)

    • Alkaline

      We’s likeeesss itttsss.

  • Alkaline

    Also…my face on hearing who replaced Thorton:

    http://freakoffandom.files.wor...../gog_9.png

  • TheRealGreg

    Close Cuso. Wetteland had 31 in ’95 and 43 in ’96

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Yep. Missed it. Had second thoughts knowing that whoever Gossage replaced was probably a possibility. But stuck with first thought.

  • YankeeFan

    Mike or anyone with knowledge of this PRP injection that Tanaka got: let’s say Tanaka successfully makes it back in September and starts again this season, what is his off-season regimen? Is it as normal or does he have another PRP injection?

    • Pete22

      If the ligament is fully healed I don’t see he would need another PRP injection.

      Now if after pitching again this year they find the UCL is still partially torn, they can try the PRP again or just do TJ Surgery and write off 2015 and hope he is fully healthy for the last 2 years of his deal before his opt-out

      • YankeeFan

        From my understanding, and correct me if I am wrong, the UCL will never fully heal considering the likelihood of it tearing further leading to TJ surgery down the line.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      My assumption would be that, if he’s healed, he’s healed.

  • TheRealGreg

    Infield defense?

    INFIELD DEFENSE

  • ropeadope

    Did it the hard way.

  • CMed21

    Love watching the Yankees taking hits away from Detroit like they did to us yesterday :D

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    WOW! Ryan knocked down the line drive and grabbed it with his bare hand.

  • TheRealGreg

    Toronto has bounced back with a 2 run homer by Rasmus. Cuts the Baltimore lead in half

  • Nsalem

    Roberts would have kicked it .

    • Exiledintampa

      It would have been over his head. Ryan uses a large glove for a 2B.

      • vicki

        and roberts is wee.

  • CMed21

    VINTAGE #HIROK!!!

  • TheRealGreg

    The record for the most since 1900 is the 1968 Twins who played 18 straight games decided by 2 runs or less.

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    They might have to win 2-1 again. If Hiroki can go 8 we’ve got Delin for the 9th.

  • Pete22

    Kind of nice these 3 games with BAL-TOR going H2H and at least 1 sure to lose.

  • CMed21

    YAY!!!

  • C.R.9.

    Some insurance runs would be nice.

    • TheRealGreg

      Ask and…

      • Omaha

        Some more insurance runs would be nice

  • C.R.9.

    The former Devil Rays wears Prado!!!!!

  • Omaha

    And the Yankees win the trade deadline

  • Pete22

    Prado looks much better against LHPing. Dont know what his splits are, too lazy to look up

    • Tar

      Virtually identical….I looked it up a couple of days ago.

      • blake

        not this year….he had an .881 OPS vs LHP this year before the trade. I said at the time….it was probably 1 of the reasons they wanted him

  • Thomas

    Does anyone know what Sterling’s HR call was for Prado?

  • SweetSpot

    Cashman – genius.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    NITRAM ODARP!!

  • Pete22

    Prado delivers the insurance

  • Bob

    What was Sterling’s call for Prado?

    • dkidd

      the devil wears prado!!!

      #notreally

    • DMN

      “Martin is keen! The Prado of the Yankees!”

      Firmly mediocre, IMO.

  • Tom

    Need MOAR trades with the Dbacks!

    • CMed21

      Wade Miley pls

      • Omaha

        For David huff and cash

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    PRADO! This lineup is finally deep again, top to bottom.

  • Pete22

    O’neil. Umps like low scoring games. Fewer pitches, shorter games, if I am an ump, 70% of pitches would get called strikes

  • Blake

    Price doesn’t scare the yanks at all…..just something for the tigers to remember for later

    • Pete22

      Also, he has not been very good in the playoffs

    • Tar

      Hey Blake

      Just checked. The Yankees hit him better than any other opponent.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....avid-price

      • blake

        Yea I would have liked to get Price and all but him being on the Tigers doesn’t increase their chances of beating the yankees anymore should they meet…..Scherzer and Sanchez are much bigger obstacles there. They have seen Price a ton and they usually do pretty well against him.

        • Tar

          Yeah I agree. I want to say they beat up on Shields as well. I’m going to check.

          • Tar

            BTW those star were for the last 3 years. They did beat up on Shields as well, weird thing is he faced the Yankees 91 IP… the next nearest opponent was 60 something Ip.

            30 extra innings is like 4 extra games against the Yanks vs any other opponent…weird.

  • Pete22

    “Doctors told Sabathia he has almost no cartilage under his kneecap, and that his knee will require constant maintenance, including PRP shots and procedures to drain fluid when there is swelling. ”

    Maybe they traded Thornton to free up CC to replace him next year in the pen.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      If you listened to Cashman in the pre-game, I think he gave about as good as explanation as can be given on the subject of Thornton.

      Those who want to see youth should be thrilled.

    • ropeadope

      If CC is able (and willing) to make the adjustment, it would be awesome bringing that lefty arm out of the bullpen.

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

    Jeter’s at 3428, just two to go.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Not by my sources.

      • dkidd

        anyone know why baseball reference has different hit totals for honus wagner and cap anson?

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”
        • TC
          • dkidd

            thanks to both of you

            i’ve been obsessively checking the career hit list for two years, don’t know how i missed this

            • Pat D

              No problem. For Anson, it’s the simple fact that MLB considers the beginning of baseball as 1876 and BRef does not. The Wagner thing is little discrepancies here and there. They have the same issue with Cobb.

            • TC

              Kay spoke about during a very recent game, that’s the only reason I had a good idea where to look. Looks like the Macho Man beat me to it anyway. Sorry for the double up.

              • Pat D

                Yea, I was amazed he even brought it up.

                And I see that I’m back to my old handle with having to log in again.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  There was no way I was commenting as the handle this almost defaulted me back to. We’re talking 2008 shit.

        • Tom

          Anson is because some sites (like BBRef) includes hits while in the National Association which they believe to be MLB.

          As for Wagner I think it is a discrepancy on the statistical source on some pre 1900 statistics (and different folks using different statistical sources)

  • C.R.9.

    That sucks. .

  • Captain Clutch

    Of course a nobody hits a home run. 2nd of the year. Ridiculous.

  • Pete22

    YS RF makes every hitter who can go that way look good.

  • CMed21

    Ugh, Andrew Romine…

  • Hiroki Kureddarda

    And he gives the insurance run right back to Austin Romine.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Andrew Fucking Romine?

  • CMed21

    Besides the HR to that scrub nice inning by Hirok. 1 or 2 more innings from him and Betances in the 9th and we could win this. Need more insurance runs though.

  • Old Man Time

    About time for mick taylor to log in and say Cashman drafted the wrong Romine.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Is Mick a Game Thread guy?

      • Old Man Time

        Usually shows up around the 9th inning or after the game if they lose.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Really? Mick? I’m shocked.

      • ropeadope

        Once in awhile he’ll ride in on the coattails of stuart a

  • doofus

    Chase Chasely put up or shut up you moron. I’m sick of seeing all the lies about Trish. If she did what you said, go to the police. You’re all just pissed because she stayed friends with Mike. That’s your evidence. Take that to court you idiot. See how far you get. The real truth is that she never did anything you accused her of. Except stayed friends with Mike. You don’t go to jail for that, schmo. Talk to all the people she sent candy. Nobody got harassed. So shut the fuck up and stop spreading rumors and lies.

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

      You are all out off your minds if you think I’m letting this bullshit continue in my comments. This isn’t high school. The comment section is getting nuked back to the stone age when I get home from the game.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Thank you.

        Just leave some room for us.

      • Farewell Mo

        Thank you Mike.

        These people have come over like a god damn plaque with their little civil war and they’re wrecking an awesome blog.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I’m going to try posting this again.

          Thus far, I’ve learned that one person’s been a sports medicine specialist for seventeen years. I’ve learned two others are involved in MLB in some way, and even know the name of a family member of one of them who played in the majors. I know the ages of a couple of people, and what industries they work in. I know hello’s, goodbyes, and secret handshakes. I probably know more. I’m not even trying to keep track of all this. It’s all right….there.

          With all the “experts” they seem to have brought on here, you’d think there’d be one on identity theft.

          I don’t even know who’s trying to sound a warning alarm, or who is supposed to be an alias of an alias of an alias trying to sell us candy….or something

          Here’s what I do know: None of us here asked for a single bit of this.

          I truly like a lot of the new folks, but I don’t like what I’m seeing overall. Not at all.

          Remember when the toughest thing we’d deal with was not spelling “Alfonso” correctly, or waking up to find posts as to jjyank blowing me every night?

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Oh, wow, it worked.

            • dkidd

              now no one gets candy

              way to go

              • Jorge Steinbrenner

                It’s not good for your teeth anyway.

          • Farewell Mo

            It’s not hard to see why Chad from Lohud had to Nuke his comment section.

          • Alkaline

            I would hate to see the comment section go. Between the blog and comments, I’ve learned so much more intricacies about the game. I’m still trying to comprehend some of the stats, but I truly appreciate the “evidence based baseball” that goes on in the comments most of the time. It’s absolutely fantastic.

            This place brought my fandom to a whole new level and it’s marvelous for some of us who can’t watch the games every night like we used to.

            • Farewell Mo

              This.

              My understanding of sabermetrics and ability to analyze and appreciate the subtleties of the game has grown exponentially since I started following this blog 3-4 years ago.

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              Exactly why I showed up here in the first place.

      • cr1

        Thank you!

      • Alkaline

        Bring down the Thor hammer Mike.

      • Old Man Time

        Thanks Mike!

    • Farewell Mo

      Will all you morons from Lohud go have your little pissing matches somewhere else please.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Just ignore it. I’ve thought about replying a bunch of times, and ended up thinking better of it.

        They’re all digging their own grave with Mike at this point.

      • vicki
    • Yankeefan91

      these arguments sound like the arguments you see in middle school.

      • C.R.9.

        That’s all it is. Middle school BS. The LoHudders cant grow up and leave me & Trish alone.

        • Farewell Mo

          Most of the time where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I highly doubt the 2 of you are innocent victims here.

          Besides, it’s pretty damn creepy to have some anonymous person from a blog offer to send you candy bars.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            How the hell is my kid going to get the 10,000 points to get a free skateboard now?!?!

            • Farewell Mo

              LOL

        • Tar

          I’ve been trying to stay out of this but …..this guy is psychotic. This is a direct quote:

          “Autistic, elderly, you name it, it matters not to me. I’ll cross any line to achieve my goals. I do what other people wont or dont have the stomach to.”

          • C.R.9.

            Where is that attributable to the guy? Is there proof anywhere online?

            • Tar

              I thought you never lied Mikey…You won’t even own your own words, I can provide links to Lohud.

          • Mr. Roth

            “Autistic, elderly, you name it, it matters not to me. I’ll cross any line to achieve my goals. I do what other people wont or don’t have the stomach to.”

            lol seriously? That’s your evidence of how terrible this Just ignore it and don’t reply. Problem solved.

            • Mr. Roth

              *That’s your evidence of how terrible this person is? Just ignore it and don’t reply. Problem solved.

              • The Big City of Dreams

                It goes way beyond just that.

                • Mr. Roth

                  I’m sure it was just horrific…and completely avoidable.

                  • The Big City of Dreams

                    Easier said then done for most ppl. Especially when photos and references to dead relatives are made.

                  • The Big City of Dreams

                    Or calling someone’s mother in the middle of the night telling them something happened to their son.

                  • Mr. Roth

                    All consequences of putting too much personal information on a public website.

  • Alkaline

    Some insurance runs would be nice. Just one more even.

  • blake

    Real nice to see Ellsbury starting to hit again…..he started seining it better at Fenway and they are starting to fall tonight…..if he can get hot along with the rest of the lineup they should roll

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Big out there

  • TheRealGreg

    Kuroda completely pitched against the shift there. Let’s see him recover.

  • C-Med21

    Let’s bear down Hirok, just one more out.

  • Slap-Ass

    Fucking mlb tv is slow as shit right now.

  • OldYanksFan

    Lohud comments was a cesspool.
    And they are bringing their stink here.

    BAN AWAY MIKE!!!!!!

    We are 100000000% with you.

    • Tar

      Unfortunately banning doesn’t stop the one person you want it to stop. he will just keep coming back…hence the reason Lohud went to FB. I hope Mike has something else up his sleeve… for all your sakes.

    • TripleShortOfACycle

      Don’t blame everyone for 1 or 2 bad apples

      • The Big City of Dreams

        This can’t be stressed enough. As it was on Lohud the few ppl are ruining it for everyone else. Ppl have to remember despite the craziness that happened on there the Lohud members dealt with it as best they could. Lohud is only on here because they switched to a terrible system. If they made a change tp a favorable there is no doubt in my mind everyone wouldn’t mind going back.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Yes.

          And they also could have been much smarter about this.

          Look at my comment below. I’ve been amazed at how much personal info they divulge casually on here. Do they not realize the forum they’re utilizing to communicate?

          If someone’s personal info really was utilized in that sort of a manner, then no one deserves that either but, Jesus, knowing that, be a bit smarter about it afterwards.

          Anyways, enough. Let’s win this fucker, walk-off style in the ninth.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Above, not below.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      + 100,000,000.

  • TheRealGreg

    Dammit Kuroda

  • Pat D

    Poop.

  • C-Med21

    On the bright side we might get to see Jobber pitch against us… Hopefully YSIII has him turn back into 2011-13 Joba.

  • TheRealGreg

    Kuroda of course loses it against the BOTTOM OF THE ORDER!

    The offense has been pretty solid tonight.

  • C-Med21

    Ugh Hirok running out of steam. I seriously hate 2 out runs against the bottom of the order. Also annoying Romine and Avila doing the damage -___-

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    May this be the first of many changes around this place.

    • Tar

      You know what, me and you have had some run ins already. But I do not wish what that psychopath on any of you guys….. you included. If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of all Lohud posters ( myself included) in order to keep out the one wacko… I would.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I have great faith in this community’s ability to know better in the face of something like this. I have great faith in the people running this blog to protect its integrity.

        Our run-ins have been usual blog nonsense. I wish you no ill will whatsoever. It’ll all come out in the wash.

        • Tar

          Thank you and same here.

      • Mr. Roth

        It really seems like some people need lessons on how to deal with message board trolls.

        There’s really not many ways to get your “identity stolen” by posting on a blog unless you’re divulging personal information that has no place in a public forum.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of all Lohud posters ( myself included) in order to keep out the one wacko… I would.

        ———————

        Well Chad said he has taken suggestions to his bosses on how to improve the blog. Who knows this move might just be a temporary one.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    OK, I figured out how to edit my nickname with being logged in again.

    “Pat D” was just so…2010. And plain.

    This name works on so many levels.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      OMG YOU WERE PAT D.

      I knew that.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        IT WAS ME, AUSTIN!

        IT WAS ME THE WHOLE TIME!!!

        /worst storyline payoff ever’d
        /maybe’d

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Stiiiing! Stiiiing!

          I even think he said, “It was me, Sting!”

          Still the worst.

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            Hmm. You could very well be right.

            It’s a matter of which is more objectionable: Ending up right back where you started or……ending up right back where you started, but only after turning the guy face and having the evil guy that you’re now aligning with abduct and attempt to “sacrifice” your own daughter.

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              Both were examples of starting a story you had no clue how you were going to end.

              At least this Ministry had cool moments along the way. The Black Scorpion was bad, bad, bad the entire time.

              • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                And Ole Anderson wondered why Eric Bischoff fired him.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  He fell on his arse!

    • dkidd

      my favorite handle

      the unexpected placement of the quotation marks is inspired

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        I thought that would make it stand out.

        I wish I could stay in character, but it’s really difficult to imitate Macho Man promos with each and every comment.

        • dkidd

          not to mention all the slim jims

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            I am proud to say I’ve never eaten one.

        • vicki.

          i actually didn’t know it was you, but i’m not surprised.

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            Curses. I’ve been trying to live up to the motto of “what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game.”

            I have failed.

            • vicki.

              you won me over twice; think of it that way.

  • Slap-Ass

    I’ll take Kuroda’s line so far.

    • vicki.

      against this offense? absolutely.

  • seearneuf

    Can we get another run?

  • Cill Bosby

    Hey guys! How far did the Prado home run go? I did not see it.

    • C-Med21

      3-4 rows back in LF.

  • seearneuf

    Hustle double!!

  • Delin Beteddardces

    So now I have to log in because of these damn lohud people. And we lost the lead. These psychos will just keep coming and coming. Prado is on with a double!

  • C-Med21

    Nice hustle by Prado!!! Let’s drive him in Ryan (might have to be Gardner)!!!

    • Cill Bosby

      Lol you might be right.

  • Dos Luises

    Formerly Yankee$

    Geez, a bunch of characters show up and I have to change my username because $ isn’t an allowable character in a username? Where’s my justice?

    I’ve actually been planning my new username based on the performances of Messrs. Torrens and Severino this year. I also considered Torrensial Severaino but thought it a bit contrived.

    • Dos Luises

      Oh, and prior to Yankee$ I’ve been formerly…
      Pseudoyanks
      Paul VuvuZuvella
      Austin Aunelewinski
      Who hates bunts more Axisa or Earl Weaver?
      Nuke LaDoosh

      I like Dos Luises, it’s a keeper….Every little breeze seems to whisper Luis…

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Have you tried to see if you can use the $ in the “nickname” field as opposed to the “username” field?

        • Dos Luises

          Meh. I’m Dos Luises damnit!

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Now THIS ONE surprised me.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          For some reason, I thought you were Mandy Stankewicz.

          Now who the hell is Mandy Stankewicz?

          • Dos Luises

            I’m not but I am dating a Polish woman.

          • McLovin

            I have no idea who anyone here is anymore. That made no sense what so ever.

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              I assume I’m pretty easy to figure out.

    • vicki.

      pour some out for the dollar sign.

      • Dos Luises

        Haha, I’m still reeling from you calling me a hippie pansy….or maybe it was a pansy hippie?

  • blake

    Yankee fans are gonna like Prado…..he’s a ball player

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Be careful using that term. You’re getting dangerously close to the territory of a certain former Yankee that I can’t mention for fear of driving Dalek Jeter insane.

      The last thing you want is an insane Dalek on the loose.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        JAYSON NIX.

        Wow, I just figured out all my joke aliases now die.

        RIP Cesar “Stairs” Cabral, Mick Foley, Joe Wilson, a couple of ham sammiches along the way, and Commenter from the Future.

        • vicki.

          i was kyle roller once. also, “the english language.”

  • Havok9120

    Ooooh. He finally did it. Registered comments.

    I guess Joe and Ben finally gave in when they saw the recent surge of nonsense.

    • https://plus.google.com/+JoePawlikowski/ Joe Pawlikowski

      I never had a problem with it. It’s a shame that people feel the need to be manipulative assholes, but I don’t want them in my house.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Thank you, Joe.

        • MG

          I’m a new poster here and want to thank you as well for taking steps that will hopefully clean up this temporary mess. Yankees fans need a place to discuss baseball without drama and you have done a great job over the years of making this a high quality forum.

          • Dos Luises

            Hear hear.

      • Havok9120

        I really appreciate the effort. It had gotten out of control.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      I hope there’s more. Really, I do.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Prado almost ran into another out and why didn’t Drew PH?

    • TheRealGreg

      Why would he? Against Price?

  • TheRealGreg

    Dammit Gardner. Yankees have done all they can against Price.

    Kuroda’s line is okay, but he GAVE IT UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ORDER

    • Alkaline

      You know..that’s going to happen time to time.

      Oh. Why do I bother?

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Look, it even says “Howdy” to me at the top of the screen.

    • Dos Luises

      How do you say howdy in Spanish?

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Howdee.

  • C-Med21

    Ugh, looks like it’s gonna be a Yankee fashion bullpen game…

  • Captain Clutch

    I still don’t understand why Kuroda wasn’t pulled when it was obvious that he was done. Where is Kelley and Warren? That didn’t make any sense.

    • pete22

      Joe trying to save the pen, way too many close games has stressed it

    • TheRealGreg

      Warren pitched yesterday.

      Kelley’s probably the closer.

      And it’s the bottom of the Tigers order. If you can’t get them out, then you deserve what you get

  • pete22

    Tired of all the close games. My life for a blow out (positive one)

  • Delin Beteddardces

    I’d go Delin for 2 and you try to get a run off their pen, which is their weakness. Hopefully they bring in Jobber.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Are you really going to go into WordPress and change your nickname every time?

      I’d be impressed, and I’d cry a little bit.

      • C-Med21

        lmfao xD

  • TheRealGreg

    And now the matchup we’ve all been waiting for.

  • vicki.

    triple-digit dellin. swoon.

    • seearneuf

      you’ll have to fight me for him. swoon.

  • seearneuf

    Betances is perfect in the bullpen. He couldn’t make it as a starter, but the bullpen suits him. That strikeout of Miggy was NASTY!

    • TripleShortOfACycle

      He was never given an ample chance.

  • C-Med21

    Betances making Cabrera look silly as well as Kinsler. This kid is straight out nasty!!!

  • Tar

    No chance…great location

    • seearneuf

      You can say that again.

  • dkidd

    that was awesome

  • Tar

    Wow threw it by Cabrera…you don’t see that often.

  • pete22

    So does DB go 2 innings tonight?

  • Exiledintampa

    Dellin is must see TV.

  • Cill Bosby

    Jeez Dellin is hitting 100 like it’s nothing.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    100 MPH? You don’t need to….throw it…that hard, Dellin. Really.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Delin has gotten stronger as the year has gone on. Lot of 100′s these past two outings.

    • pete22

      Not sure I like that though. More stress on the shoulder the harder you throw. He can get guys out at 97 with that knuckle curve of his, unless he is shying away from it for some reason like the elbow

  • blake

    Don’t know that I’ve ever seen Cabrera that overmatched …..He knew he had to cheat …..he cheated on that last fastball and was still late

    • pete22

      It was a pitchers pitch, even at 95 Cabrera wont hit that low outside fast ball off the plate

  • Captain Clutch

    Offense please score a run!!! They have to get Price out of the game.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Get Jobber into this game and it’s a sure fire win! Knock Price out.

  • TheRealGreg

    Price at 103 pitches. Joba just started to warm up. I don’t know what Ausmus does.

    Man, Kuroda, that homer to Romine might cost us this game

    • Havok9120

      It is tied, you know.

  • MG

    After Cabrera was so late on the 1st fastball outside I was hoping they would just go back there again because he had no chance to hit it. Good call by McCann and good job by Betances in not shaking him off and throwing it in the same spot…

    • Tar

      Yeah probably even more impressive than the velocity, was repeating the location.

      As Blake said above I don’t remember ever seeing Cabrera that overmatched.

  • Captain Clutch

    Damn Jeter where is the patience in a 2-0 count?

    • C-Med21

      Jeter and plate patience don’t really go together.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Dellin with 100 K’s now. Smiley face.

    • C-Med21

      :D

  • Captain Clutch

    Joba looks like a fool with that facial hair

    • pete22

      Looked like a fool w/o it to. At least it hides the triple chin and it has given him powers

  • Slap-Ass

    Wow that was a pretty pathetic inning.

  • C-Med21

    That didn’t sound good

  • TripleShortOfACycle

    Why did he take him out?

  • Delin Beteddardces

    He’s taking Delin out?

  • Tar

    That has gotta hurt.

    • Tar

      Hey Mike the above post did not come from me. How does that happen?

  • Captain Clutch

    Ouch that has to hurt

  • Rolling Doughnut

    That’s broken.

  • McLovin

    Should of hit the wife beater.

    • Tar

      Wives ought to not ask for it.

      • Tar

        This is the wacko impersonating me. Mike I am logged in…. how does he get to post using my name?

        • McLovin

          So you are the good guy here?

          • Mr. Roth

            I don’t know, that seems like something the bad guy would post.

        • pete22

          Might have a different username but set up his nickname/display name to be same as your username (which wordpress is using as your nickname by default).

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            This.

          • Mr. Roth

            Ahh, that’s probably it. Oh well, it only matters if you let it bother you.

      • McLovin

        Do you work for ESPN?

        • Tar

          No. I’m a Tar Heels fan.

          • Mr. Roth

            Perhaps he has access to your email? Maybe change the password? Maybe you use the same password for everything? Just throwing out the most common ways something like that happens.

            • Tar

              I am currently logged in. He does’t have any of my information… or he would have posted it here for all of you to see.

              • McLovin

                If I were you I would just make a new account name with Tar in it. I have dealt with stuff like this before on the EA forums.

  • pete22

    Wouldnt be the worst thing if Hunter misses the final 2 games, not that I wish an injury on him or believe DB intended that. They already lost their starting SS

    I do believe their will be retaliation, even if it was unintentional

    • Cill Bosby

      Yeah I feel like someone else is going to get hit.

    • C-Med21

      Hopefully Detroit doesn’t, we’ve seen what happened to McCutchen on a similar HBP to Goldschmidt’s hand.

    • hardwired

      I wouldn’t worry about retaliation. It was an 85-mph curveball.

  • Captain Clutch

    I would much rather have Betances out there in a tied game than Kelley. He always makes me nervous.

  • TheRealGreg

    Cost Betances a chance to finish the inning too.

  • Dan A.

    Good thing Kirk Gibson isn’t managing Detroit.

  • Jay Gordon

    hey all just wanna pipe in for a second.

    i hope the people who comment here at riveraveblues continue to do so. sometimes change is required. we’ll see how using these logged in comments with the RAB servers. if we need to use some form of hosted comments requiring third party registration (facebook, twitter, etc) that could be a solution.

    enjoy discussion, but remember to be respectful and enjoy the discussion.

    thanks, yankees only.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Jay,

      Please remember that, for many of us on workplace firewalls, FB would remove our ability to comment when we enjoy doing so the most. Also, as an employee of a non-profit, I often work on stone-age era PC’s for which even Disqus is a problem. I’m probably not the only one.

      Just some food for thought.

      Perhaps there’s an old-fashioned way to do this. Perhaps you need an army of volunteer moderators.

      Your role here is thankless, but important. Thanks a million for keeping on top of this.

      • Tar

        He’s impersonating me while I am logged in… I would think they need to look into that as well.

    • Havok9120

      Two Jay Gordan sightings in one week. Holy cow.

      Thank you for making the change. Hopefully this will let the discussion get re-centered a bit.

  • TheRealGreg

    Of course, McCann completely blows that up

  • BigBlueAL

    Betances has thrown 18 pitches. Really necessary to take him out??

  • Captain Clutch

    I wonder why Girardi took Betances out?! Since Robertson isn’t available and he only threw 19 pitches that is very weird.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      To prevent the sb? Betances is slow the the plate.

      • TheRealGreg

        That’s what O’Neill said

  • Slap-Ass

    McCann giveth and taketh. Yuck.

  • TheRealGreg

    O’Neill just said because Kelley is quicker to the plate and you want to save Betances for tomorrow.

  • Slap-Ass

    I like Headley simply for his defense.

    • Dos Luises

      Rocket arm.

    • Slap-Ass

      See what I mean? Now he just needs to walk-off again.

  • TripleShortOfACycle

    Love having him at third

  • Tar

    Some good luck for that hot shot to go to right to Prado.

    • Tar

      This is an imposter

  • blake

    if you want to get on base then don’t hit it near Chase Headley

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Oh, Brian.

    We could bring up a catcher from the DSL and he would have caught that pitch-out better.

    Normally a supporter, but Jesus.

  • Captain Clutch

    Are you kidding me?

  • Delin Beteddardces

    IDIOTS! Pitch out and McCann misses it. How many outs are they going to give away? This is the worst fundamentally sound team I’ve ever seen.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    They need to win it here with Drob and Delin not available or already used. Get Jobber into the game and it’s a surefire walkoff win.

  • JS in Sin City

    Nothing creepy about it Farewell Mo. Some of the posters had been together as long as 7 years. It was a fun contest every year. Lots of the posters took part. So someone had candy bars as the prize. Big deal. Only creepy if you make it creepy.

  • McLovin

    We might need a reality TV Show with all the crap that has been going on.

  • michelle b. of yankee stadium west.

    Wow, just blew through the comments and noticed my medical knowledge is not appreciated or wanted, so I won’t provide that anymore. I’ll just read like I’ve doing for years and keep to. Myself. I’m an ex lo hudder, I don’t like drama or the drama from over there. I know nothing of the problems with anyone. Just trying to be part of a Yankee community.

    • Tar

      Michelle

      Your insights were always appreciated by me and many others.

    • Mr. Roth

      Knowledge is always wanted if it’s facts. If you’re a doctor and have some extra info to drop, I don’t know why anyone would have a problem with that.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Michelle, I’m not going to say you’re NOT a medical professional, because I don’t know you or your life…but try to look at it from an outsider’s prospective. We have nothing but your word that you are…you’re literally just a name on a screen for everybody else and if you’ve spent any time online you know it wouldn’t be past “random name on the screen” to make up what they really do. I’m not trying to turn you off the boards, just trying to rationalize why some might be skeptical, and the post talking about you by Jorge wasn’t even out of a place of skepticism…just pointing out how open you guys are about your personal lives.

      • RealChip

        I’m an astronaught

      • michelle b. of yankee stadium west.

        I’m not saying you’re wrong, but what random person posts knowledge about injuries that doesn’t have a clue. Its no problem. I’ve never told you who I am or what I do so I don’t expect anyone to believe or not believe. I just post for informative reasons. I won’t anymore, I’ll just read. I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. Just thought I could give you all answers or at least inklings into the questions that are being raised. No feathers ruffled. If someone asks me directly, I have no problem answering.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Wait……this could be in reference to my post?

        My sweet Lord. I cannot imagine how what I wrote could be interpreted as being unappreciative. Just pointing out how so much is revealed on here, then others are surprised when their identities get used.

        No, please, by all means, Michelle. No one is asking you to stop being yourself.

    • RealChip

      Give it some time, things are crazy with everything going on

    • Tom

      Please don’t assume the one person (or two people) speaks for the site; and you shouldn’t confuse that persons’ use of “we” and “us” as a consensus viewpoint. (not sure if that is just a style thing or what)

      I appreciated your comments and the nuance on both PRP and the types/location of the tear from the other day, and I hope one or two people being dismissive and trying to be funny doesn’t discourage you from posting.

    • Tar

      Michelle, that was the impersonating psycho. Go to hell. You’re not welcome here.

    • Exiledintampa

      Michelle, That was more about misinterpreting Bigdan when he used your name. C’mon, they thought he was calling Mike Axia Michelle. Then they left that thread before you ever actually posted. More than that is mainly lohud backlass. They were more in disbelief to anything Bigdan said than anything you said. I guess he’s not a good reference here.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Oh, that?

        Yeah, that was clearly a joke.

        • Exiledintampa

          I’m betting some of the people that threw her into the mix with everything else they hate about lohud, haven’t even read her posts. It was as much a carry over to giving bigdan the business as it was anything else.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            I made a penis joke about the other commenter in there. In no way should that be connected to Michelle above, who is only seen comment once or twice before that.

          • Exiledintampa

            Jorge, I know.I’m sure she saw that and let it slide. But much later than that, the same 1-2 guys who had left the thread by the time Michelle showed up, threw all the bigdan type know it all crap in with the general backlash to lohud.It was a perfect storm of misinterpretation mixed with negativity caused by anger towards lohud in general. I’ve sat here all day and watched it develop.I know you read Michelle’s work, didn’t she try to answer exactly what had been asked all day? Her info on PRP and the fact that there several variations on the market? I’m sure she would welcome another sports medical professional to chime in.

    • pete22

      Was only at Lohud for 6 months but after awhile I came to understand you know what you were talking about. Takes awhile. Folks here are still dealing with the deluge, and frankly, some of the troublemakers from Lohud have made a bad impression which reflects on everyone from there

  • Cill Bosby

    Ready for the walk-off boys?

    • C-Med21

      Hopefully against Joba.

  • C-Med21

    Kelley has been playing with fire hanging his slider. He’s been lucky so far.

  • Captain Clutch

    Nice play by Headley, he has been great defensively. I really hope that they bring him back next year.

  • JS in Sin City

    Time for a walk off!

  • TheRealGreg

    Wouldn’t want McCann bunting here, he has good numbers off of Price

  • Slap-Ass

    If Headley walks-off I’m changing my handle to “Chase gets Head”

  • Tar

    Headley

  • Slap-Ass

    I bet if McCann gets glasses he’ll hit a lot better.

  • Captain Clutch

    Damn on a 2-0 pitch

  • Cill Bosby

    The Tigers really want Price to win.

  • C-Med21

    No pinch runner?

  • C-Med21

    No pinch runner?

    • TheRealGreg

      I don’t think they have a guy

      • TheRealGreg

        Also you don’t want Beltran removed from this game

      • RealChip

        Ichiro isn’t slow

  • RealChip

    O great, we have to register now and somebody took my handle. O well, I’ll just end up commenting a lot less

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Chip, or Chip Rodriguez?

      • RealChip

        Chip

  • Captain Clutch

    Headley is missing some good pitches to hit

  • Tar

    Idiot. 2-0 count.

  • C-Med21

    Ugh, why not wai till he has you on 2 strikes McCann? What a dumb out…

    • Havok9120

      Against Price? Seems like you can’t wait around and let that pitcher do his thing. Getting in a hitter’s count doesn’t matter much if you never swing.

  • Tar

    This psycho is impersonating me. Put an end to it, Mike. Now.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Mike’s literally at the game according to his post calling for a stop to the bullshit. Give it a few hours.

      • Tar

        Too fucking bad. I want this stopped now.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Honestly, we’ve all been there at one point or another. Just come back in the morning and we’ll assume that anything the rest of the night from you isn’t you.

        • Tar

          This is ridiculous.

          The above posts are not from the real Tar. I am now logging off, any more posts are not from the real Tar. They are from the wacko

        • Havok9120

          Patience, Grasshopper.

  • Captain Clutch

    A homerun off Joba would be great

  • hardwired

    …and here comes young Kris Kringle.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    JOBBER! THIS IS OUR BEST CHANCE TO WIN IT.

  • drlandrews

    I thought Neanderthals were extinct?

  • C-Med21

    Headley just missing those last 2 pitches.

    • Slap-Ass

      Totally missed that last one though.

  • Alkaline

    Come on….who wants the gatorade?!

    • Dalek Jeter

      Not Headley tonight :(

  • MG

    This has been like playoff baseball the last two nights, hasn’t it?

  • Alkaline

    Looking at him, I feel he could have a great curly stache.

  • blake

    here comes santa claus …..end this Prado.

    • MG

      I second that emotion…

  • Dalek Jeter

    god…remember that slider when Joba first came up? I’m not one to normally call out the organization…but I still hold a slight resentment for what I felt was a bungled job of the “Joba the starter” experiment.

  • TheRealGreg

    Here comes Joba

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Now he pinch runs? This is one time I will openly question Girardi.

  • Captain Clutch

    Now he brings in Ichiro to run? What was he waiting for?!

  • Slap-Ass

    Wow. Joba just let himself go huh?

  • TheRealGreg

    If Prado gets on, you pinch hit there, although Ausmus will counter

  • RealChip

    Wait, why is Ichiro in now after you stood Beltran at first for two outs?

  • C-Med21

    Joba coming in to grunt and fart some fastballs.

    • Dalek Jeter

      you forgot the burping and snarling.

  • Dos Luises

    Prado achieves True Yankee status with one swing?

  • Alkaline

    RELEASE THE MIDGES!!!

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      ietc

    • Havok9120

      ietc

  • TheRealGreg

    There’s your pinch runner. Ichiro doesn’t really steal bags anymore

    • pat

      Hmmm

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Hus-ky Har-ris!

    *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

  • pete22

    FB and Twitter won’t do anything but reduce comments. Unlike Lohud which has direct access to players, I suspect a reduction in comments reduces hits to RAB. The people causing the trouble have no problems setting up FB and Twitter accounts. thinking you will solve the problem doing so is delusional. Only solution is to close comments or hope Lohud opens back up to attract the posters the trouble makers like to stalk.

    Anyways, back to the game. Joba will choke like he did against the Red Sox when he gave them a walkoff

    • RealChip

      Agreed on both accounts

    • Havok9120

      I honestly wouldn’t mind Disqus or something. It might not cut down the crazies a ton, but it might make it easier to stamp them down a bit after they spring up.

      Just have to see how it goes.

      • pete22

        How is Disqus any better than WordPress?

        • pete22

          Also, Lohud had a registration system, but as long as people want to set up multiple accounts, and even use multiple devices, they are all defeated, even facebook accounts are not 100%.

  • C-Med21

    Why pinch run for Ichiro now?

    • TheRealGreg

      Probably because Price is tougher to steal against

  • pat

    Well whadda ya know. Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

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

    Midge Santa.

  • pat

    Two gift strikes. Are you fucking kidding me?

  • Captain Clutch

    Both of those pitches looked off the plate

  • C-Med21

    Come on, base hit wins it Prado.

    • C-Med21

      Nevermind

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Yea, that’s really annoying to watch when he’s not doing it for your team.

  • Captain Clutch

    Joba looks like a mess with that beard and I see he still acts like a fool. Fist pump after getting 1 out lol

  • MG

    Eff you, fat boy…

  • Hankflorida

    If Girardi. was going to have Betances pitch more then one inning and Kelley to close, why did he not remove Kuroda in the 7th with two out when his pitches lost its bite. I hope that question is never asked as a win is a win is a win.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Gardner walk off. Calling it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    CHASE FUCKING HEADLEY LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!! That is why the fan-crush.

  • TheRealGreg

    Headley again

  • Exiledintampa

    Headley Bam!!

  • Havok9120

    What a freaking play.

  • TheRealGreg

    If this game is played several weeks ago, this game is over a long time ago

    • vicki.

      that was yogi-esque, greg.

      • Dos Luises

        He never said half the things he said.

  • Captain Clutch

    Wow! Nice play by Headley and great scoop by Tex. Cashman called Headley’s defense average? Haha!!

    • vicki.

      tanaka = number three starter

      • C-Med21

        Bubba Crosby is our starting CF!!!

  • Hankflorida

    Clete Boyer reincarnated at third. Amazing!

  • C-Med21

    Average defense my butt, nice play by both Headley and Tex. Loving this infield defense. :D

  • blake

    Headley is like a Dyson over there

  • pete22

    IF defense has been huge in this game

  • blake

    @ChrisCotillo: AJ Preller is the new #Padres GM, according to @Ken_Rosenthal.

    Guess Eppler is staying put

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Welcome back, Mikey boy.

  • TheRealGreg

    Now you pinch hit Drew against Joba. At least he better.

  • MG

    Headley is playing the best defense at 3rd base the Yankees have seen since the days of Graig Nettles and Clete Boyer, what a pleasure to see him out there…

    • C-Med21

      Prime A-Rod was also awesome at 3rd.

      • Dalek Jeter

        It took him a season or two to get the hang of it, but once he did, yeah he was an impressive defensive third baseman.

    • Farewell Mo

      Scott Brosius was pretty damn good too. Headley kind of reminds me of Brosius. Very solid all around if unspectacular.

  • seearneuf

    Do you feel Esmil?

  • Captain Clutch

    Here comes 1 million sliders

    • Dos Luises

      They just deliver Joba’s dinner?

      • vicki.

        zing!

      • Mr. Roth

        ::golf clap::

  • MG

    Did Rogers and Nova have the same pitching instructor when they were kids, their pitching motions are eerily similar…

  • TheRealGreg

    Drew missed that hanging curveball

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Then swings at ball 4 in the dirt.

  • Mr. Roth

    Beards aren’t hot and they don’t itch once they are long enough to not be considered stubble. I’m tired of the beard hate!

    Signed,
    Guy with beard

    • vicki.

      better not be one of those tidy topiaries.

      • Mr. Roth

        It varies in lengths and styles.

    • Dalek Jeter

      They’re pretty itchy…don’t lie

      signed,
      other guy with a beard like thing

      • Mr. Roth

        Once mine gets past stubble length it’s not itchy even a little bit.

        I always just thought the itchy thing was some bullshit that people who never had a beard said, but I guess I’ve been wrong this whole time.

        • Dalek Jeter

          If I’m being honest…I never get too far past stubble. I don’t have beardy facial hair…I’m just lazy.

          • Mr. Roth

            Just let it grow, man. The itch is a temporary inconvenience on the path to beard glory.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Gotta win it here off the dirty santa… Dont want any part of going through miggy/vmart again

    • C-Med21

      Nice time to become a True Yankee Drew.

  • hardwired

    They’re going to press their luck with Joba? I like it.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Esmil another great pick up by Cashman. Jobber is coming back out! Now is our chance with PH Drew, Gardy, Jete and Ellsbury.

  • seearneuf

    I never would have guessed that Joba is lazy. That’s sarcasm.

  • pete22

    Joba still out there. Xmas is early

  • Hankflorida

    It’s about time that Joba won one for the Yankees.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Not really a surprise that Gardner isn’t seeing anything here…Jeter’s been…not great…against RHP and Gardner has been doing a Mike Trout impression the past two weeks.

  • C-Med21

    Guessing slider down and in.

  • Farewell Mo

    I wonder if Joba realizes just how hideous he looks. I’ve seen homeless people look far better than he does.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner
      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        I’m going to have to ask you to stop disparaging my mentor.

      • Farewell Mo

        Brey Wyatt is George Clooney compared to Joba IMO.

    • Mr. Roth

      Being rich probably helps to make up for it.

    • Mister D

      I think this is a weird take. If you want to take a year and see how goofass your beard can look and you have no solid reasons not to, why wouldn’t you?

      • Farewell Mo

        Respect for basic hygiene just off the top of my head.

        • Mr. Roth

          Hygiene for beards is basically no different that hygiene for long hair.

  • Captain Clutch

    It’s amazing that batters actually swing at that crap in the dirt against Joba. He never throws it for a strike.

    • pat

      Because it doesn’t look like crap in the dirt out of his hand?

  • Mister D

    My beard is gross by my standards and I can’t imagine having Joba’s on my face. Can’t eat, really hot, probably have to comb it out or something or shower just to go get coffee.

  • TheRealGreg

    Joba did not want to do that.

  • pat

    Jeter knows Joba’s other mortal enemy… athleticism.

  • TheRealGreg

    Joba’s breaking stuff has more command

  • blake

    Make him pay for his crime Ellsbury

  • McLovin

    Charge the mound!

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

    Because he wasn’t booed earlier.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hopefully Joba hits the next 3 batters too.

  • vicki.

    you know what you must do now, fat one.

  • Captain Clutch

    Thanks Joba

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Now everyone really hates Joba.

  • Dalek Jeter

    JOBBER HIT TEH JETER http://stream1.gifsoup.com/vie.....-her-o.gif BURN HER

  • Delin Beteddardces

    There’s your retaliation for earlier. Joba has always been a head hunter.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Well that was our chance. I don’t see this pen holding out much longer against these big Detroit bats. Esmil has been good but he has to be perfect.

    • pete22

      Tigers offense is over rated, Migge having a down year, no hunter now, they lost their SS yesterday, traded Jackson, no Fielder. They only have a few HR more than the Yankees. Been pretty average since the ASB

  • blake

    Really needed to end it there because sadly Betances can’t pitch to the middle of their lineup this time …..fingers crossed

  • C-Med21

    pic.twitter.com/y6cWRzxhG2

  • Captain Clutch

    Damn I was hoping that the yanks would smack Joba around. That was disappointing.

    • C-Med21

      As long as Yankees win it doesn’t matter.

    • C-Med21

      As long as Yankees win it doesn’t matter.

  • pete22

    Joe doe not want this game going much longer

  • Delin Beteddardces

    These back of the pen pitchers are going to blow it. He obviously doesn’t want to use Warren. Let’s hope they can get one more out here and the offense wins it in the bottom of the inning because they won’t hold out long.

  • Cill Bosby

    I held my breath there.

  • C-Med21

    Not liking the bullpen management by Girardi today. If this game goes any longer were looking at guys like Daley and Whitley pitching, Hill is bad enough.

    • Captain Clutch

      Yep. Girardi is getting lefty/lefty and righty/righty crazy and no one decent will be left in the bullpen.

  • C-Med21

    Victor Martinez stealing a base is worse than letting Jose fucking Bautista steal one SMH.

  • Mister D

    I think trying to hurt all of their OFs is probably good strategy so maybe Girardi is smarter than most of you?

  • TheRealGreg

    Kuroda could have prevented all this.

  • Tom

    Man, Giriardi is chewing through the bullpen… Does Ezequiel Carrera really need a LOOGY?

    Who’s left after this? Daley? Anyone else? whitley?

  • C-Med21

    Well looks like Girardi is throwing in the towel.

  • TheRealGreg

    Jacob Lindgren can’t get up here fast enough

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Does Girardi know he’s in an extra inning game? I guess it doesn’t matter, Daley likely to blow it here. They should have won it earlier against Joba.

  • Mister D

    I think we should have atleast 12 elite pitchers and, if not, I think our good pitchers should be able to pitch every game without getting tired or hurt.

  • pete22

    Hills a good kid. Some tough recently, injury, then reinjured when the Red So rushed him back after TJ, then lost his infant son earlier this year and the Red Sox released him

    • Mister D

      Oh man, for real? That’s awful. Worse than awful.

  • Captain Clutch

    Hill doesn’t look impressive or like a major league pitcher. Now a stolen base. Unreal.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Whitley is gonna get a lot of mop up duty tomorrow. They’re gonna have to go piecemeal when Phelps spot comes up.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    How the hell did he steal that against a lefty. Hill is going to blow this.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Rich Hill looks good

    DFA

  • Farewell Mo

    Well rich hill pretty much sucks as expected.

  • BigBlueAL

    I guess Warren isnt available tonight.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Headley is a freakin vacuum

  • pat

    Lets get Matt Daley a 1 pitch win plz.

  • Captain Clutch

    Does Girardi think that his bullpen has 30 relievers in? He is going to blow this game.

    • pete22

      He just does not want it to go 16 innings

    • TheRealGreg

      What do you want him to do?

      • Mister D

        START USING THE LONG MAN NOW SO I CAN COMPLAIN WHEN OUR LONG MAN PITCHES TO THE EXPECTED 4.50 ERA WHICH MEANS HE GIVES UP A RUN WITHIN THE FIRST TWO INNINGS!!!!!!!

        • vicki.

          see, now i think you weren’t serious about the twelve elite tireless, healthy pitchers.

    • Dan A.

      They better end this game now, because his crazy specialization is going to put them in dire straits. I think it’s crazy they only have 3 bench players–but tonight they need every pitcher and some.

    • C-Med21

      Girardi must want to see Ichiro pitch.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    4-5-6 due up but no Carlos. Great move, Girardi. They’ll have to win it here or the pen will blow it.

  • Need Pitching and Hitting

    Better score now.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Teix will need to hit one of his solo HRs here. Ichiro won’t do anything. McCann will hit a week pop up.

  • SweetSpot

    The ignorance of those criticizing Girardi this game is mind-boggling. What would you like him to do? No reliever has given up a run against one of the best hitting teams in all of baseball.

    • TheRealGreg

      Exactly

    • pete22

      Name calling again. I guess some think he could have let his RP’ers go a bit longer.

      • Mr. Roth

        “Name calling again”

        Hypersensitive much?

  • C-Med21

    Lol @ the Big Donkey pitching today for the White Sox. Might have to see Ichiro do the same.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Only Cervelli is on the bench. Ichiro won’t be pitching.

  • Farewell Mo

    I’d like to see Ichiro pitch once before he retires

  • Captain Clutch

    Please score a run yanks! I don’t think that we want Daley pitching a full inning if they don’t score here.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Bound to see a 68mph pitch from Soria

    • pat

      Hah 69 mph. WRONG you idiot!

  • pete22

    Soria gave us a game not long ago IIRCC

  • Captain Clutch

    I think the yanks are done scoring runs tonight

    • TheRealGreg

      That’s why Kuroda giving up runs to the BOTTOM OF THE ORDER might have cost us the game

      • pat

        THE BOTTOM OF THE ORDER

  • Delin Beteddardces

    And that’s the ballgame. After Daley surrenders the lead Nathan will come in and blow the bottom of the order away.

  • Pkyankfan69

    For some reason I am starting to crave

    BUFFALO
    David Bitton

  • TheRealGreg

    Girardi has done nothing wrong in this game. If the Tigers win this game, it will purely be because the Tigers are the better team

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Well…..maybe he could have had someone warming in the 7th when Hirok gave up 3 straight two-out hits.

      • TheRealGreg

        Bullshit. It’s the bottom of the Tigers order. If you can’t get those guys out, you deserve what you get.

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

          Uh, no bullshit. I’m not ragging on Joe. But it was obvious Hiroks slider was losing it after pitch #80. after he gave up the two hits and still had no one warming was questionable.

          Are you actually watching the game, or just following game cast? It was pretty evident. Like, not-even-arguable type of evident

        • Old Man Time

          Please stop airing your ignorance in public.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      But otherwise, no complaint with Joe

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Yanks can’t keep this up. GOTTA score here. Miggy (and Kinsler) have been too quiet all night

    • pete22

      Yeah, pretty much have to win it this inning. Kinsler and Miggie due up in the 13th, so one more inning

    • pat

      And Avila.

  • TheRealGreg

    And therefore they get what they deserve. Nothing Girardi could have done

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Saw that one coming when ump called obvious strike 1 a ball

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Matt Daley, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Captain Clutch

    Not surprised. We all knew that Daley wasn’t going to be able to pitch a shut out inning. Yanks have no one to blame but themselves for not being able to score a run. Daley stinks.

  • TheRealGreg

    And unfortunately the culprit is Kuroda once again, not simply because he gave up 3 runs, but who he gave them up to.

    • Need Pitching and Hitting

      Unfortunately, you’re a moron once again.

      • TheRealGreg

        YOU CAN’T GIVE UP A HOME RUN TO THE NUMBER 9 HITTER.

        • Need Pitching and Hitting

          Sure you can. He did.

          I’ll take 3 runs in 7IP against the Tigers in YS from Kuroda every single time.

          • TheRealGreg

            I would too. Except the way he did it. If it was Miggy, I wouldn’t bitch. It’s ANDREW FUCKING ROMINE.

            • Need Pitching and Hitting

              It would be worse if it was Miggy. Can’t let Miggy beat you.

              • TheRealGreg

                Miggy is going to get his anyways.

                I would rather lose to him than a scrub like Andrew Romine

            • Old Man Time

              Holy shit, you are one petty individual.

          • TheRealGreg

            IN other words. if we’re going to get beat. I would rather lose to their best than their worst.

        • Old Man Time

          So. Much. Stupid.

    • Old Man Time

      You get more absurd every thread.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Hopefully Nathan sucks like usual (this year and against the Yankees)

  • ScottinSJ

    Glad we brought Daley back up. They don’t learn.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Le sigh.

  • pete22

    Saw that coming, sort of. He was the one guy at the bottom of the order that could go deep. No worries, our new guys are due up and Nathan is awful

    Nice catch by Gardner

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    let’s go yanks!

  • nycsportzfan

    God damn it. Of course the only half inn I get to see of this game is the bottom 12. Sick.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I feel so unsatisfied after watching every inning and every pitch of this game. Bummer.

    Go crush Mr. Upton tomorrow.

  • nycsportzfan

    Nice AB Drew.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Oh, fuck you, Kay. Eat all the bags of dicks.

    • RealChip

      How do you really feel?

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Better, now.

        That’s why it’s healthy to release your anger in such a manner.

  • TheRealGreg

    Yankees should have won this game 3-2 at the least. Instead they are going to lose it 4-3

  • Captain Clutch

    If they can’t hit Nathan they deserve to lose. He has been absolute batting practice all year.

  • Delin Beteddardces

    Another game lost that they should have won. They got 3 off Price and then stalled. These back of the pen pitchers weren’t going to hold out long. Split the next two games and salvage a series split.

  • nycsportzfan

    Headley power!!

  • Pkyankfan69

    How do we follow up 2 great wins? With a terrible loss.

    Mark of a mediocre team

  • ScottinSJ

    Again, the offense fails. Of course, having 2 absolutely garbage guys in the pen doesn’t help.

    • TheRealGreg

      IT failed against the Tigers bullpen, but not against Price. Of course it shouldn’t have come down to that.

  • Captain Clutch

    That was pathetic. The offense didn’t do anything but Girardi lost the game by not pulling Kuroda sooner. He is 40 years old and it was obvious that he was done but of course Girardi tried to push it and it cost them.

    • ScottinSJ

      I agree. If he had brought in Betances with 2 out and 2 on in the 7th, the result very well could have been different. Very tough loss.

      • Hankflorida

        Kuroda stayed too long at the dance as Girardi was trying to keep Betances for the heart of the order. This game is a perfect example of why you need innings from your starters as Girardi struggles not to burn out the pen. If he had Robertson, his strategy would have been different.

        • pete22

          Joe might also been looking ahead to tomorrow with Capuano since I don’t think he matches up well with the Tigers.

          He has 8 guys in the pen, just not all were available today. Too many close games, whats this, 16 straight 2 run or less games?

  • pete22

    Tough loss, it was a winnable game. Joe thinking too much about saving the pen cost them.

    They need to play 600 ball the rest of the way to grab a playoff spot.

    Verlander- Capuano should be an interesting matchup. The 2014 Verlander has not been good, although some decent starts of late. I dont feel Capuano matches up against the Tigers lineup very well, but if Hunters out its a much weaker lineup.

    • ScottinSJ

      As always, this team has no margin for error. Joe was passive in this one. He should know that his offense is very unlikely to score late.

      When you have no margin for error, you have to grab the win when it still has life.

  • Bigdan

    Well there’s no question that the Yanks improved their infield defense significantly at the trade deadline. But it doesn’t seem they’ve improved their offense as I suspected, and that has been the team’s biggest weakness by far this season. They added three below average offensive players to a team that was already below average offensively. I’m willing to entertain the notion that Drew may and probably will improve on what he has done to this point because his season has been an oddity. But Prado and Headley most likely are what they are.

    The bigger problem is next year. The budgetary constraints and roster construction suggest that Arod and Prado are really the only two major additions. For team near the bottom of the league in runs scored I’m not sure that will be enough.

    • Hankflorida

      Bigdan, to paraphrase the movie, “Gone with the Wind,” I can’t think of next year now, I’ll think about it next year.” My concern is getting to the 2nd Wildcard with this pitching staff and without Tanaka.

    • pete22

      Judging that based on B2B games against Scherzer and Price?

      Prado, Headley and Drew is a vast upgrade over Ichiro, Johnson/Wheeler, and Roberts.

      Lets give it a couple of weeks or a month before you declare victory :lol:

      As for next year, don’t be surprised if Arod faces another round of suspensions. His cousins involvement with drug dealing to kids and whatever else might have come out on obstruction charges could be enough for MLB even if it does not meet standards for criminal charges.

      • Bigdan

        Haha. Take a look at the news stories from today. At least according to the NY Post, this was a real good day for Arod. Hey he wasn’t arrested! He’s actually been cooperating with authorities. I think this may be a tougher day for Cano. And who knows who else. This should be real interesting.

        Headley hasn’t hit in two years. In 450 PAs this year, Prado’s OPS is well below league average. Odds are very strong this is what they are for 2014. No small sample size here. I could def see Drew improving though.

        But hey, what great infield D!

    • Exiledintampa

      You have one foot in the Yankee past and one foot in next year. I may agree about next year to a degree. Headley is a rental. They told us that. They have been very honest for awhile now. But bubble gum like Dailey is no reason to give up on this year.

  • HansDavenport

    Tough game to lose. Looking forward to Wednesday.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Girardi leaves Kuroda in when he’s obviously gassed, then plays binder matchup on steroids, and Daley is the result. Still, the team is playing a lot better, a split here and 2 of 3 from Cleveland is not an unreasonable goal.