Aug
09

Game 116: Paul O’Neill Day

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The Yankees are looking for their fourth straight win and seventh in their last eight games this afternoon, but, before they play the Indians, they will unveil a plaque in Monument Park for Paul O’Neill. The team is not retiring his No. 21 and I wonder if that means it will be put back into circulation now that O’Neill is being honored. It would be weird to keep it off limits without retiring it.

Anyway, the two Paul O’Neill moments that stand out to me are the Paul O’Neill chant in Game Five of the 2001 World Series and his catch to end Game Five of the 1996 World Series. The chant in 2001 doesn’t really need an explanation. I still get goosebumps when I watch the video (above!). The catch in 1996 saved at least the tying run from scoring and likely the go-ahead run as well. O’Neill’s legs were banged up all series and it was painful just watching him move, but he was able to run down Luis Polonia’s line drive for the 27th out. Here’s the video.

There are plenty of other great Paul O’Neill moments, of course, and we’ll get to re-live some of them this afternoon. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 12:30pm ET and you can watch all of it live on YES. The Yankees and Indians will then play their game at 1:05pm ET and you can watch that exclusively on Fox Sports 1. Here’s the channel finder, here’s the Indians lineup, and here’s the Yankees lineup:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. DH Carlos Beltran
  5. 1B Chase Headley
  6. 2B Stephen Drew
  7. 3B Martin Prado
  8. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  9. C Frankie Cervelli
    RHP Brandon McCarthy

The weather in New York is absolutely perfect right now. Couldn’t ask for a better day to spend at the ballpark. Enjoy the ceremony and the game.

Injury Updates: Mark Teixeira (finger) tried to swing a bat today but it was “very painful.” The joint bothers him more than the cut. He remains day-to-day … Brian McCann (concussion) will see a specialist today and may be placed on the 7-day DL. Austin Romine is said to be the likely call-up candidate … Michael Pineda (shoulder) feels fine following yesterday’s rehab start and says he’s ready to return to the rotation. It’s not his call, however.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Guest
  • Keyser Soze

    I remember Paully hitting a high fly ball. He was so upset with himself that he broke the bat over his leg, took 2 steps toward the dugout, then realized the ball had gone out. Typical Paully.

  • Dwnflfan

    Just…goosebumps.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    Dad and I have the kleenex on hand for Paulie’s ceremony. Paulie was a True Yankee in the truest sense of the word. We still remember the Stadium chanting his name in his last game in 2001. Tears were running down his face, Dad and I were both bawling. It’s a great day to be a Yankee fan.

    And what a treat for this current team. They will get a double shot of energy with Paulie’s ceremony and Frankie in the lineup. I don’t mind McCann being out for a week because it gives Frankie more playing time.

    • spongeworthy1

      Dad and I have the kleenex on hand for Paulie’s ceremony.

      —–
      I’m getting a weird image in my head.

      • Thunder Road

        but..they REALLY liked Paul…

        • spongeworthy1

          Evidently.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    And maybe in a few years they’ll retire #21 so that nobody wears it again. Nobody dares wear it. Hail to the Warrior.

  • Gregory Eckes

    McCann goes to the 7 day DL. Romine comes up

    • Pkyankfan69

      Probably the smart thing to do… Cervelli has been playing well recently… Give McCann the week off and let him rest and get to 100%

  • Tar

    The Stadium was rocking in that Paulie video above…..man I miss that.

    It’s going to hurt not Having McCann directing the staff over the next week. But looking for positives, having a week off before the home stretch ( especially for a catcher) will probably be a plus for him.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    I absolutely love the job Cashman has done with the roster this year. I’m not going to agree with every move but it was an excellent plan beautifully executed from the end of last year. The entire front office deserves kudos for their patience and sticking with the plan.

    The starting pitching could still go either way based on health and some of the questionable track records we’re fighting now but this team could easily go deep into the playoffs if things go pretty well.

    I love the lineup flexibility. We can sit any combination of players and still field a better lineup than last year or before the break.

  • TCF16

    Great day to celebrate Paulie and also Jeter (hopefully) climbing the final rung in the ladder!

    YEAH JEETS!

    -The Artist Formerly Known as Darren

  • yankeefan91

    i still get chills when i see that video of Paul O’Neill chants, The loudest ive ever heard a crowd chant.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    I still wouldn’t be shocked if they did a surprise number retirement, the way they did with Guidry a few years ago.

    If they don’t retire it, then, yes, they need to re-issue it. But I bet they wait to give it to one of the kids on the farm who they think might live up to it (Judge, Jagielo, Austin, etc.)

    • RetroRob

      If they retired Tino’s, how could they not retire O’Neill’s? Not that I support the retirement of either, but certainly do having a day and a plaque.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        They didn’t retire Tino’s number, they just gave him the plaque.

        • RetroRob

          They didn’t? Wow. How did I get that wrong?! In that case, I’m all in favor of it.

    • IVoted4Kodos

      LaTroy Hawkins took it in 2008, and many fans flipped the hell out until he changed it.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Yes, I remember that. Hence why I said they’ll wait to give it to someone projected to be good.

        The fans need to get over it.

  • RetroRob

    Just head straight out to the bullpen, Mo.

  • Gregory Eckes

    The Cavalcade of Cash and Prizes!

  • RetroRob

    BTW So Bernie, ummm, what’s the deal?

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Who?
      :)

      • RetroRob

        It’s strange. We’ve knocked the Yankees because he hasn’t been to some of these “Core Four” invites, but there is another possibility. He’s being invited to all of them and he’s not showing up. Andy’s not there, but he’d have to fly in. Bernie lives right outside NYC. I’ve run into him twice, once in Nyack and another time in White Plains.

    • yankeefan91

      I was Just thinking where Bernie i saw him a couple weeks ago in Yankee Stadium in a concert he was brought in as a special guest and he was playing guitar. Its weird he doesn’t get invited to most of these ceremonies unless he chooses not to come.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    OK, they didn’t retire his number. Please re-issue it promptly.

  • TheStraw

    Thank God no Jack Buck today calling the game.

    • RetroRob

      They don’t seem to have a consistent crew of announcers for these FoxSports1 games.

      • spongeworthy1

        Not true. They’re consistently annoying.

        • spongeworthy1

          I’ve already switched the audio over to Ma & Pa.

  • blake

    @DanBarbarisi: W/ Brett Gardner about to lead off, a look back at career that almost wasn’t – & letter from his dad that saved it. http://t.co/QwvEYd7crH

    Read this….incredible story

  • TheStraw

    Brantley has been really solid for the Tribe. What’s his contract status?

    • AMANDA

      waiting to get real rich before he sucks :)

    • Pkyankfan69

      Brantley signed a 4 year – $25M extension this off season… $25M ain’t bad but I bet he wishes he waited another year on that!

    • Too_Many_Idiots

      He’s signed through 2017 for $20.5M and an $11M team option for 2018.

  • Trisha

    Just watched taped highlights from the Warrior’s ceremony. Extremely emotion-provoking (though I admit I had been really disappointed in him back when Paul didn’t do much of anything to quell the unrest and unfair treatment of Latroy Hawkins during the numbers debacle.)

    Won’t be able to watch much of the game but I have the DVR running. Really interested in seeing whether the Tribe’s pitcher comes as advertised. If so, this should be one hell of a game.

    Enjoy it, all! GO YANKEES!!!

    :)

  • gageagainstthemachine

    Man. That whole series was a memorable one. Down to the final, heartbreaking hit. I, too, remember watching that chant live and doing it right along with the tv. My neighbors probably thought I was crazy.

  • blake

    I don’t know what it was…..I guess it was just the number of high pressure big moment ABs that he had….but when Baba O’riley came on and Oneil came to the plate the moment just felt big……miss that.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Kluber’s got nasty stuff

    • Billy Bats Eppler

      That last pitch to ellsbury was 90 mph. I knew he was good, but Jesus.

  • Veteran presents

    Swisher .608 OPS yuck.

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

      Even Soriano managed a .611 OPS.

      • spongeworthy1

        Ichiro towers over both.

        • BKamm

          Yup. Tearing the cover off the ball with a .648 OPS.

  • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

    Not good.

  • Gregory Eckes

    That could be game over

    • spongeworthy1

      Disqus has turned you into Eddard.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Kluber’s nasty

        • Veteran presents

          But it’s only the 2nd inning.

          • Gregory Eckes

            That’s why I said could. There’s still a lot of time

        • spongeworthy1

          I understand that. What inning are we in?

      • Gregory Eckes

        Eddard would have immediately said game over

        • spongeworthy1

          Okay, the modifier saved you. Still, a bit of an overreaction.

  • AMANDA

    eh

  • Veteran presents

    Jesus. That pitch couldn’t have been more down the middle. Ichiro could’ve hit that out too.

    • Gregory Eckes

      And even then, it barely got out

  • Gregory Eckes

    To be fair, you’re supposed to challenge hitters hitting .183 on the season.

  • blake

    I’m listening on the radio but sounded like a YS homer…..that happens….hopefully the Yanks will get 1 or 2 today as well

    • Gregory Eckes

      Yeah it was a classic cheapie

  • Hankflorida

    Since the All Star Game, the Yankees lead the league in homers and yet they do not score a great deal of runs. They have not been hitting with RISP, and with Text and McCaan out, they have to keep the line moving. With this new cast of Headly, Prado and Drew, let us hope they can score without having to be the Bronx Bombers.

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

      .271 w/RISP since the AS break. (.256 overall average since AS break).

      I wouldn’t count on it getting much, if any, better than that.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Games obviously not over but we’re sure in trouble… Kluber looks really sharp, nothing resembling a hard hit ball yet for the Yanks… McCarthy better not give up much more.

    • blake

      Might be a keep it close and try to beat their pen late sort of game

      • Gregory Eckes

        Well they have to work Kluber’s pitch count up then

        • AMANDA

          exactly , take lots of pitches

  • ChristIsKing

    Guys, its the 3rd inning…. I get it that we havent been mashing but man….

  • spongeworthy1

    Kick save!

  • Gregory Eckes

    We might have to see MItchell in this game

  • Veteran presents

    Brantley is a PIA.

  • Billy Bats Eppler

    This guy kluber is nasty

  • Gregory Eckes

    We could be watching some history here

    • Veteran presents

      Doubt it

    • spongeworthy1

      Agreed. New heights in RAB pessimism.

      • forensic

        Ok, figuring out this new Greg name doesn’t seem too difficult, but what was your prior RAB handle, if you don’t mind me asking?

        Trying to figure out who people are is another annoying part of disqus.

        • spongeworthy1

          See the pic.
          —–
          I need to leave the house now; be back later.

          • spongeworthy1

            New handle every day until Disqus is Dismissed & Dumped.

  • ScottinSJ

    They can’t even come close to touching Kluber. Not good.

  • AMANDA

    DFA ishrio already

  • Gregory Eckes

    OUCH. Romine might be playing

  • Pkyankfan69

    There goes the perfect game

  • spongeworthy1

    They’re gunning for our catchers!

  • yankeefan91

    ughhh

  • Veteran presents

    Cervelli is a magnet for injuries huh?

    • TheStraw

      Mostly due to bad luck.

  • AMANDA

    here we go call up Murphy

  • Veteran presents

    Surprised he didn’t crack a rib.

  • AMANDA

    looked like ribs oucch

  • Billy Bats Eppler

    Now he’s getting up in the zone on some these sliders

  • AMANDA

    hr this pitch

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    Oh my God, get up Frankie. Losing Frankie would be the straw that breaks the camels back.

    • Gregory Eckes

      They have JR Murphy who can come up for some days

      • AMANDA

        thats the only way prospects get a chance on the yanks

  • AMANDA

    eh

  • yankeefan91

    Corey Kluber nasty stuff

  • Veteran presents

    I love you Gardner but yeesh……

  • Gregory Eckes

    It’s amazing that the Yankees have faced the 3 Cy Young Winner, A 13 game winner in Porcello, and Kluber and could win 3 of those 5 games

    • ScottinSJ

      May be amazing, but they’re going to need more of it over the next 7 weeks. The next trip to BAL and TB will be telling.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Honestly, though, it seems like we’re saying that for every stretch of games. This stretch will be telling or this series is huge

        • ScottinSJ

          When you’re playing .500 ball at the ASB, every game IS huge. The margin for error is gone. At least 4 teams are chasing the final WC spot.

    • Keyser Soze

      Already won 3 shooting for 4.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Could be 4, but doesn’t look good right now

  • Veteran presents

    I’m glad Swish is on the other team.

    • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

      Hey veteran presents, do you post often on mlbtraderumors with the same profile image? Just wondering if that’s you as I enjoy your commentary there.

      • Veteran presents

        No that’s not me. I was unaware someone had that handle too.

  • yankeefan91

    come on yanks we need some hits

  • Billy Bats Eppler

    Was somebody talking shit to Jeter?

  • MG

    Kluber is really dealing, he looks like a current day Greg Maddux out there-getting 2 runs off him is going to be tough…

    • Billy Bats Eppler

      Get somebody on and hope he hangs a slider

      • Gregory Eckes

        One step down

  • yankeefan91

    Ellsburyyyyyy

  • ScottinSJ

    Yes! Finally.

  • pat

    Lets go Chase. Just a base knock, please.

  • Hankflorida

    Last year, Beltran’s team, The Cardinals, had a .300 BA with RISP, and this Yankee team of contact hitters has to come close to that. I have stopped calling them the Bronx Banjo Hitters since the trading deadline and have come to terms that the era of the Bronx Bombers is “Gone With The Wind” just like the old South.

    • pat

      .330 and that was a ridiculous outlier. The highest since the Twins hit .308 in 2008

  • ScottinSJ

    At least the pitch count is rising. A clutch hit would be much appreciated though.

  • Billy Bats Eppler

    Nice walk but that 3-1 pitch was a meatball

  • Veteran presents

    Drew missed that meatball

  • Gregory Eckes

    Swung at ball 4

  • ScottinSJ

    And he just swung at a terrible Ball 4.

  • pat

    Woof

  • AMANDA

    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • ScottinSJ

    Well, that was one wasted opportunity. We have to hope for a couple more.

    • Veteran presents

      At least his pitch count went up. Maybe we see their pen in the 6th inning.

  • No 2013 again

    It’s almost like Drew is not that good.. Had at least 3 pitches down the middle and swung through a slider up in the zone..

    • Gregory Eckes

      But teh defense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • Veteran presents

      Well, to be fair, he was out almost the entire 1st half.

      • No 2013 again

        this is like his 50th game.. No rust anymore!

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Or it’s almost like Kluber is really really good.

      • forensic

        Or, um, both…

        • Gregory Eckes

          I vote with forensic

      • No 2013 again

        Don’t get me wrong, he is amazing. But he threw 2 very hittable fastballs in the zone and a hanging slider as well. To top it off he threw another slider way out of the zone and he managed to take a weak hack at it. It was awful.

      • No 2013 again

        btw, new comment section looks amazing. Good job Mike!

  • Gregory Eckes

    Ramirez is that pesky hitter. Fouls off alot of pitches. The David Eckstein, if you will

  • yankeefan91

    anyone here ever catch a ball at a game ? i caught a foul ball from Bobby Abreu as i was gonna get something to eat caught it with my bare hand.

    • ScottinSJ

      Funny. I’ve been to hundreds of games, but never got a ball. maybe it’s not meant to be.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Honestly have never even come close. Wish I could say otherwise.

    • forensic

      Nope, I do have one ball that was used on the field which was tossed to me about 10 rows back during pre-game/BP by A-Rod over a crowd of people who had crushed themselves against the railing at Safeco. That was a couple years ago, and yes, I was already an A-Rod homer before that. That ball is still on my mantle now, next to a couple of signed balls.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        *ponders what forensic would do if he caught a Phil Hughes-thrown home run ball*

        • spongeworthy1

          I’m pondering his signed balls on a mantle.

    • spongeworthy1

      No balls for me. But I had a conversation with Gary Peters of the White Sox at old Yankee Stadium.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Horrible throw by Cervelli

  • Rolling Doughnut

    WTF Cervi

  • pat

    Well David Effing Murphy is guaranteed to do something annoying here.

    • Gregory Eckes

      .386 with RISP leading the AL

    • pat

      Or McCarthy blows him away. It’s hip to be wrong.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Or not. Looked horrible in that ab.

  • ScottinSJ

    It sucks that a gnat like Ramirez is the difference in the game so far. Just one bad pitch.

  • AMANDA

    lets go get one back now !

    • GregD

      yes please

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    So, by commenting style, I am guessing Gregory Eckes = TheRealGreg and Greg D = Greg?

    • Gregory Eckes

      Correct on my end

      • GregD

        that is correct….although I have always been the real Greg…. :)

      • RetroRob

        You don’t like being TheRealGreg?

    • Too_Many_Idiots

      Yeah, the constant barrage of “fallacy” comments last night confirmed it.

    • forensic

      Yeah, I mentioned this earlier but that’s one of the still annoying things of this system. So many people changed their handles and I’m still trying to figure out who’s who.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I’m just outright asking. I still want to know who YakaTanaka is.

        • spongeworthy1

          You used to be Erica?

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            I’m pretty sure that, when Erica returns on here, it’ll be as Erica.

            • spongeworthy1

              lol, if I recall, you have a direct line of communication with E. Maybe the wife, but none of my business anyway.

              • Jorge Steinbrenner

                A few of us on here do have a direct line of communication to her. I am most definitely NOT married to her, though.

                • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                  Pfft. Liar.

                  Actually, he’s right. I know to whom Erica is married, but I’ll never tell.

                  • Jorge Steinbrenner

                    Clem.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            You’re being squirrelly. Are you about to offer me candy?

            • spongeworthy1

              lol lol lol

            • spongeworthy1

              Have a Chunky Bar.
              —–
              (left click to enlarge)

        • forensic

          I asked who the spongeworthy person was, but didn’t get a response. It, unfortunately, doesn’t always work.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            You weren’t spongeworthy enough.

          • spongeworthy1

            I just returned to the computer and haven’t seen your query yet. I’ll answer when I find it.

            • forensic

              It was down a bit when you were fighting off one of Greg’s pessimism attacks.

              • spongeworthy1

                Found it. I’m out now – back later.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  SO WHO ARE THEY?!?!?!?!

                  • spongeworthy1

                    In protest, I’m changing my handle (and avatar) every day until the blog returns to WordPress.

            • MG

              can you give a shout out to Larry in Florida, he thinks the blog has gone downhill and needs some encouragement to post again

              • Jorge Steinbrenner

                Blog has gone downhill, but the only way it goes back uphill is people don’t throw their hands up and walk away. I don’t always agree with LarryFL, but consider this a shout-out for him to come back.

                • MG

                  Thanks, he and I play golf together, he’s a good guy…

  • MG

    Nasty pitch to Prado there…

  • Guest

    Test

    • Pkyankfan69

      Your post isn’t showing up… Test didn’t work

  • No 2013 again

    nasty

  • RetroRob

    McCarthy has pitched another solid game, save for one pitch.

  • CarlosRodriguezNeuf

    Ichiro swung at ball 4. Stupid

    • No 2013 again

      it’s Ichiro, he’s awful

    • pat

      Durrrrrrrrrr

  • Terry Noack

    I thought Prado was a good contact hitter. He seems to K alot

  • MG

    Ichiro always busts it down the line, he is no longer a front line guy but is still a professional

    • CarlosRodriguezNeuf

      Jeter doesn’t always bust it down the line. Does that mean he’s not a professional?

      • MG

        Jeter has been busting it down the line for his whole career, if he doesn’t at times this year it’s because of the ankle, what games have you been watching?

      • Rolling Doughnut

        You kidding? I have never seen Jeter dog it down the line.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I enjoy the collective work of Olympian Robinson Cano.

    • Keyser Soze

      They should hire Ichiro as a conditioning coach when his career is over. He is in better shape than most players half his age. He never gets hurt. I’ve never seen him when he wasn’t stretching.

  • pat

    Kluber with another knee buckler.

  • Guest

    Testing

    • RetroRob

      Why not test by posting a real note?

    • forensic

      Negative ghost rider, the pattern is full.

    • Veteran presents

      Testes, testes, 1, 2, . . . . . . . 3?

  • Gregory Eckes

    Kluber is just dotting the corners

  • MG

    Getting a guy like Kluber to 90 pitches in the 5th inning is a positive sign even if Kluber has shut them down, he isn’t going more than 7 today…

    • Pkyankfan69

      His high for the year is 114… If we work him hard next inning it could be his last

    • RetroRob

      That might be their best hope. Kluber is tough, so facing him with a weakened lineup is not ideal.

  • GregD

    Kluber is awesome!

  • GregD

    I hope Kluber is getting tired….maybe that ankle needs some rest….

  • Gregory Eckes

    After that great week, Gardner is hitting about .240 this week. So regression set in immediately

    • RetroRob

      He’s had an excellent season, in case you’ve missed it.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Best offensive season to date. Just hoped that hot streak lasted a bit longer

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

      Also facing very good pitchers pretty much all week set in.

      • Gregory Eckes

        That’s true too, which is why I said it’s amazing they could 3 of those 5.

    • forensic

      He’s definitely the goat of the week…

    • pat

      Lol. Price, Porcello, Verlander, Sherzer and now Kluber. That’s a tough week for any hitter in MLB.

      • Gregory Eckes

        And Kluber. That’s very viable

    • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

      And that’s not even true.
      Beginning Sunday, he’s hit .296 this week.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Except I didn’t use Sunday as the starting point. I used Monday.
        .250/.286/.300 since Monday

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Since this Saturday at 3:00 PM….

  • No 2013 again

    Well, at least he’s at 93 pitches. Maybe one more inning and we could try to get something going against that pen

  • ScottinSJ

    2 chances with RISP. Kluber is tough, but this isn’t a lineup that does too much against even mediocre pitching.

    • Gregory Eckes

      2 out chances though. Those aren’t usually cashed in. To me, golden opportunities are if you drive in a run without getting a base hit

      • ScottinSJ

        Yes, but you can’t your handpick your chances. Someone needs to step up.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Even if he loses, McCarthy continues to impress

    • MG

      I like McCarthy a lot, can’t figure out why he’s never had a really good season in his career because he’s got very good stuff and control plus he battles…

      • Gregory Eckes

        Think he had injury problems

  • cr1

    McCarron says Severino on DL with oblique injury.

    • RetroRob

      That could be his season since obliques can take quite a while to recover fully. I would also expect the Yankees to be conservative. Not that it would be the worst thing. I suspect he had an innings limit this year as is that he might have been approaching.

  • levendis

    it seems that as long as a pitcher has some command of the strike zone this lineup is toast.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    Be patient this inning and get Kluber out of the ballgame. Maybe they’ll win this one like they won Paulie’s last home game.

  • Gregory Eckes

    That should be the hit

  • RetroRob

    History, with an exclamation point! Err, maybe no.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Heck of a way to pass Honus…Still take it!

    • RetroRob

      As much as we think of the classic Jeterian line drive to right, he also gets quite a few infield hits. The line drives and the infield dribblers are why he’s always maintained a high BABIP.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    6th all time!

  • MG

    In 2024, that squibber to put him past Honus Wagner will be a ringing line drive to right field…

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Great moment. And some still doubt his greatness.

    • BKamm

      When he gets inducted into Cooperstown, there will be A-Holes some where mumbling, “overrated.” Likely in places like Boston and Baltimore.

  • ScottinSJ

    No bunt please

    • Gregory Eckes

      Looks like that was just for show

  • forensic

    Jeter sure is crushing these historic hits…

    Speaking of which, did anyone hear the Indians radio announcer call of his ‘hit’ yesterday? I thought he was going to jump over to the official scorers box and throw him out onto the field.

    • TCF16

      You’re such an asshole. Bitter man.
      -Darren

  • Gregory Eckes

    Now here is a golden opportunity for the Yankees

    • ScottinSJ

      Has to be now

  • pat

    GOOD LUCK BALL KEEP IT IN PLAY

  • ScottinSJ

    Lucky inning maybe. We’ll take it.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Oh yeah… Now we’re CRUSHING this Kluber chump

  • Rolling Doughnut

    I got it you take it.

  • Veteran presents

    Keep that ball in play!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    OK now there’s no excuse. two on, none out. Let’s go.

    • Gregory Eckes

      Got to get at least one here

  • MG

    Could Carlos go yard here?

    • MG

      guess not (:

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      So much for that.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Close pitch there

  • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

    Congrats Captain! Side note: If Jeter gets misty eyed on the field at his last game I’ll prob loose it.

    • RetroRob

      No way Jeter gets misty eyed.

      • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

        Mo did! You never know.

        • RetroRob

          Mo doesn’t surprise me. I’ve said it before. Jeter processes the world a bit differently. Torre gets misty-eyed. Many players do. Jeter will not. He will be more likely smiling. I view him as the least likely guy to shed a tear. No issues either way. Just an observation.

  • pat

    Terrible fucking call on 0-1

    • Rolling Doughnut

      No way that was a strike wtf

    • ScottinSJ

      Agreed

  • Gregory Eckes

    Ump ruined that at bat

  • No 2013 again

    Right down the middle and up… Can’t let that go. That was pathetic.

    • Gregory Eckes

      He was still thinking about the previous non call

    • pat

      Yeah that was a tater except for the insane movement and 94 mph velocity.

      /s

      • No 2013 again

        Who said anything about HR? You just can’t take a fastball right down the middle.. especially with 2 strikes. If it ends up being a hit is a different story..

        • Gregory Eckes

          As I said, he was still steamed about the previous pitch. I’ve seen it happen before. It’s not right, but that’s what happened

        • pat

          Except it was a running two seam FB that started at his knees and ended up catching the plate. It was by no means a straight 4 seam over the middle of the plate.

  • ScottinSJ

    Blowing another chance.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    So frustrating. Gotta figure this is it for him though. Get the bullpen!

  • No 2013 again

    Comon Drew… prove us you are not overrated

  • Terry Noack

    This is bad Yankee offense day. I don’t want to hear about how great Kluber is pitching either. They just took 3 of 4 from 3 Cy Young winners.

    • Gregory Eckes

      Barely.

      • Terry Noack

        No different than today. 2 runs shouldn’t feel like 10.

    • Gregory Eckes

      And Kluber has a better ERA than all of them

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Well, it is about how Kubler’s pitching. He’s allowed 1 ER in 30 innings ffsake.

      • CarlosRodriguezNeuf

        if you’re going to be a contrarian, at least edit your post and spell the guy’s name correctly. It’s Kluber.

    • MG

      Kluber is making great pitches in good spots, there is a reason why he is missing bats consistently, not only today but all season…

    • Dan A.

      Kluber looks nasty and is really getting that call off the outside corner. Yes, you have to adjust, but it can’t be easy to swing at those pitches.

    • CarlosRodriguezNeuf

      Kluber doesn’t even look that good.

      • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

        Not sure what game you are watching.

    • No 2013 again

      Kluber is at 4.9 fWAR, Price is at 4.0, Scherzer at 3.7 and Verlander at 2.1

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      That doesn’t make the next good pitcher less tough.

    • The Ghost of Eric Duncan

      Former* Cy Young winners. This isn’t 2011, 2012 or 2013.

  • No 2013 again

    Drew blows

  • ScottinSJ

    Drew, Headley and Prado are upgrades, but none are good offensively. Just a fact.

    • Gregory Eckes

      No one said they were

    • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

      Or, could it be Kluber who has only allowed 3 earned runs since the all star game.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Nah.

      • ScottinSJ

        Kluber is terrific, but we don’t really hit anyone hard, so it’s often tough to tell.

      • BKamm

        You may be on to something. Hold that thought.

  • forensic

    That went well…

  • Terry Noack

    Three consecutive K’s after putting the first two guys on.. Pathetic!!

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Give it a break will ya. The two hits were an infield hit and a blooper that should have been caught.

      • Terry Noack

        A hit’s a hit. Every game counts from now on. Can’t afford to lose to teams below .500. They Yankees opponent strength is .508 the rest of the way. The worst of any of the teams fighting for the wildcard

  • Pkyankfan69

    109 pitches… Hopefully that’s it… His season high is 114.

    Gladly face anyone else… Bring Axford back in!

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      He looks gassed, Francona! Bring the guy with the closer experience in! Yeah, that’s the ticket!

      • BKamm

        Yeah, what are you trying to do Francona? Make his arm fall off?

  • Gregory Eckes

    1 ER in 30 innings.

  • nycsportzfan

    I don’t mind getting outpitched but its a bit frustrating watching a guy with 100 plus pitches SO the side after allowing 1st 2 guys to reach. Jesus, hit the freaking ball.

    • pat

      You should have Joe’s job. Girardi is up there telling them to strike out! Gadzooks!

    • Rolling Doughnut

      But the balls were not well struck. The two hits were an infield hit and a blooper that should have been caught.

  • Gregory Eckes

    That’s true. We got lucky to get guys on in that inning

  • Rolling Doughnut

    When Swish gets a hit, it’s time to get someone going in the pen. Like now.

  • MG

    Kluber is gone, let’s see if they can get the runs back and more against the bullpen.

  • Gregory Eckes

    I actually think Kluber has been better than any pitcher we’ve seen this week

    • ScottinSJ

      Are we trying to exonerate this offense? What about when they get shut down by rookie pitchers and no-names?

      • Gregory Eckes

        We get on them

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        There are reasons to be down on the offense for sure. That’s not one of them. Rookie pitchers and no-names beat teams better than the New York Yankees.

      • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

        That’s not today. Nobody’s saying they have a great offense. They’re saying it’s understandable that any offense could get shut down by Kluber, especially the way he’s been pitching lately.

    • MG

      He was as good as any pitcher I’ve seen this season with the exception of Tanaka’s game against the Cubbies where they just had no chance against him.

  • pat

    Those old 90′s Indians teams were so good. Thome, Manny, Vizquel, Alomar, Albert Belle. Yeesh

  • AMANDA

    better off just not swinging and hope for walks

  • Pkyankfan69

    Ugh… Rich Hill in a close game….Seriously?

  • No 2013 again

    I would have left McCarthy in

    • Gregory Eckes

      It’s interesting that people were on Joe for waiting to pull Kuroda on Wednesday and now its the opposite

  • Veteran presents

    Wow. Fuck this Ramirez scrub.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    Here comes Rich Hill to put the game out of reach.

  • Veteran presents

    Good game by McCarthy. Ramirez shit on his parade though.

  • ScottinSJ

    Rich Hill delivers

  • Pkyankfan69

    Why the fuck is Rich Hill pitching in a winnable game?

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Yea, as soon as we could get Lindgren up here, that would be great……Yea…

  • nycsportzfan

    Its odd we got rid of Thornton for Rich Hill.. Thornton was pretty good the last 2 months.

    • spongeworthy1

      The binder knows all, but is difficult to figure out at times.

    • vicki

      the last two months?

      july: 66.7 LOB%; .292 ba against; .781 ops against. ask the pitchers he came in to relieve how he’s been the last two months. and please, please look beyond era. in particular look at his leverage and situational splits.

      he’s dog fister’s problem now, thank the gods.

  • No 2013 again

    Atta boy Joe! Great move!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Why is Hill on the hill? Guess Joe thinks the game’s 7-0

    • Gregory Eckes

      Feels like it

      • Rolling Doughnut

        No. They’ll have 3 innings to get to the Indian’s pen.

  • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

    I see Girardi is getting the high honor of his own bobble head night. I’m still pretty heated about the Rivera bobble heads ticket fiasco.

    • BKamm

      The Lou Gehrig bobblehead was a bit much though.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        It was so cool-looking, though.

        • BKamm

          Oh gosh. :)

  • MG

    Nice play by Headley, good thing Swish can’t run very well…

  • ScottinSJ

    Wow, great play by Headley.

  • pat

    Great play by Headley

    • nycsportzfan

      def

  • No 2013 again

    Heckuva play by Headley!

  • Pkyankfan69

    Great play Headley

  • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

    Swisher is looking like total garbage, what’s up with his legs?

    • spongeworthy1

      I blame Joanna Garcia.

    • MG

      bad knees, he can’t run any better than that…

  • Gregory Eckes

    Whitley coming in

  • GGBG Fan

    I’m fine with pulling McCarthy, but why even mess around with Hill? If you don’t have a good lefty use a good righty, not a bad lefty. Got lucky there…

    • Rolling Doughnut

      This.

  • forensic

    Rich Hill and Chase Whitley in a 2-0 game. Shawn Kelley in a 10-2 game.

    Just saying…

    • Gregory Eckes

      Well Kelley was already in the game though, before the grand slam, so it made sense to keep him in there. Betances though was dumb

      • forensic

        Actually, you take Kelley out and save him for maybe today if needed. It doesn’t make sense to leave him in. Betances, by the time the game had gotten to that point, was fine.

    • ScottinSJ

      Good point

    • BKamm

      I’m guessing the double play ball last night by Hill has moved him into modest positioning in the circle of trust. Not at the campfire, but on the periphery of the circle.

  • Dan A.

    I don’t understand going Hill and Whitley here. It’s 2-0 and Kluber’s gonna be out of the game. Put in the A-relievers and keep it 2-0. Not saying Whitley can’t get the job done, but I really don’t see him giving them the best chance to stop the Indians here.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Yet it worked. Goats when it fails, geniuses when it doesn’t.

  • AMANDA

    wow hope they sign headly

    • Veteran presents

      Sure, on a cheapish 1 year deal.

      • ScottinSJ

        Yeah, .240 hitting corner infielders with modest power aren’t cornerstones of a ballclub and aren’t hard to find.

        • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

          After the awful first half of this seasons D, plays like that leave us awestruck…kj was missing pickoff throws just a few weeks ago

  • MG

    Aviles bailed out Whitley there…

  • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ballsy pitch call.

    • Gregory Eckes

      Very ballsy

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Damn straight. Wow.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Fucking Joe Nathan

    • ScottinSJ

      Scherzer pitches 8 golden innings, and maybe the worst closer in baseball this year is about to cough it up.

  • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

    Time to get ‘em back.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Meanwhile, Nathan has blown the save, and is about to blow the game against the Blue Jays.

  • pat

    Ooooo I’d take a signed ball from the Giambino. Great trade

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    A Giambi ball? He couldn’t get Jeter?

    • BKamm

      Oh the kid? yeah. I’d hold out for Jeter too. If I was that kid or his dad.

      • Keyser Soze

        I’m sure the offer came from the Cleveland dugout not the Yankees. Jason’s the best ex-Yankee they had. I woulda turned down a Swisher ball though.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Yankees have only been shut out 3 times this year

  • No 2013 again

    Kluber out, yankees down in order on 8 pitches against Atchinson.

    • Gregory Eckes

      bottom of the order

  • Gregory Eckes

    Little pitiful from the bottom of the order

  • ScottinSJ

    We hit Kluber harder than Atchison. If that’s possible.

  • AMANDA

    eh

  • Gary

    We need Pauly to take an at bat

  • No 2013 again

    Whitley being Whitley.

    • Gary

      That was a horrendous pitch

  • Gregory Eckes

    I agree with leaving Whitley in there anyway. We weren’t going to tie the game

    • vicki

      fallacy.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Yeah, but watch it be right

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Will the RealGreg please shu I mean stand up.

  • ScottinSJ

    It’s turned 12:00 for Whitley. Great few games from him, but ever since . . .

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    And that’s the ballgame. What a pathetic way to honor The Warrior with 4 hits, 0 runs and the worst offensive showing I’ve ever seen.

    • pat

      So you’ve never seen a no hitter or perfect game?

      • vicki

        eddard is complex, richly textured material; demands careful reading over time.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Meh. He’s boring. Like Charles Bukowski, he simply writes too much. Unlike Buk, however, he has nothing to say.

          • vicki

            his themes are pretty clear to me, though i may be projecting.

            • Rolling Doughnut

              Indeed. In a sense, we are all Eddard. You should have seen them kicking Eddard Allan Poe. Goo goo goo joob.

              • vicki

                nice.

        • ScottinSJ

          LOL Great post

        • BKamm

          Damn. Can’t believe it. I responded to an Eddard post. How do you guys like your coffee?

    • BKamm

      O’Neil got everything he deserved being on 4 WS winners. He’s got a plaque in Monument Park where at one time only the truly great HOF Yankees were honored. There are guys that were on 4 and 5 consecutive WS teams that were better players then O’Neil and they will never sniff Monument park. This is a promotion to get people to buy tickets, nothing more. The “Warrior” will be just fine. He’s a very good ballplayer that got to play with some great one’s.

  • MG

    Whitley has been throwing bp in his games for awhile…

  • Gregory Eckes

    Now of course that I said that, watch the Yankees score 2 runs

    • ScottinSJ

      Do you often have these “public” internal arguments? To be honest, it’s hard to follow.

      • Gregory Eckes

        Not really internal. More “kiss of death” like stuff

  • Terry Noack

    Time to pull the plug on Whitley. These games are to important now to let him give it up. 2-0 wasn’t bad, but 3-0 is pretty insurmountable with a few less outs to work with.

    • Veteran presents

      If we had an offense he would be irrelevant.

      • Terry Noack

        That’s why you can’t put him in. You’re basically conceding the game. I’ve never trusted him in close games or even when he started.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Last time the Yankees were shut out was May 27th against the Cardinals

  • Veteran presents

    Didn’t I say Brantley was a PIA?

  • Alkaline

    Vicki may kill me, but damn Kluber has been awesome for fantasy….

    I mean..Go yanks! :)

    • vicki

      nerd.

  • pat

    Another shit call over the outside corner.

  • nycsportzfan

    Gardy double.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Remember Francona used his closer yesterday

    • forensic

      So? He threw seven pitches and had the previous four days off.

      • Gregory Eckes

        No reason. Just interesting

  • yankeefan91

    lets go yankees

  • pat

    What in fucking hell?

  • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

    Bad call

  • No 2013 again

    here we go, umps trying to shine brighter than the game

  • Gregory Eckes

    Borderline

    • Gary

      Not even. Poor call.

  • ScottinSJ

    C’mon Carlos, it’s time to be clutch.

  • Terry Noack

    Another K for Jeter in a meaningful situation. At least he couldn’t hit into a DP!

  • pat

    BWahahaha Tacoby.

  • CarlosRodriguezNeuf

    Time to be Clutch Carrrrrrlos.

  • Cuso

    You kidding me with that shit? Redneck bitch Brian O’nora.

  • Gary

    Come on Carlos. Gotta me better than that.

  • Gregory Eckes

    Rough day for Carlos

    • Gary

      Totally unnecessary pitch by pitch.

      • nycsportzfan

        What?

  • nycsportzfan

    Wow Beltran .lol

  • ScottinSJ

    That’s the Carlos we know for most of the year.

    • Terry Noack

      make that 13 K’s

  • No 2013 again

    Kluber is out, what’s the excuse for the pathetic AB’s with RISP now?

    • Gregory Eckes

      None.

      • ScottinSJ

        They are what they are. Consistent at least.

        • Gregory Eckes

          A mediocre offense

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Um, Shaw’s breaking ball is good today?

    • pat

      Umm it’s MLB and guys fail 7 out of the 10 times the go to the plate?

      • vicki

        yankees fail 7.5 times out of 10 at the plate, with or without risp.

  • Dan A.

    Not a good offensive day all around.

  • Terry Noack

    Ugh Beltran. 12 K’s this afternoon. Pretty pathetic offensive showing today!

  • nycsportzfan

    Headley..lol Nice swing dude.

  • Gary

    Pathetic display today

  • Gregory Eckes

    They all have had trouble with that diving down and in pitch

    • nycsportzfan

      They’ve had trouble with everything today. Shit, half of em are just hacking. Swinging at high pitches, outside pitches, inside pitches. Taking strikes..etc

      • Gregory Eckes

        But it seems that a lot of the lefties have struck out on a pitch diving down and in

  • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

    CHASE

  • No 2013 again

    have we seen 2 good AB’s from the Yankees today?

  • http://thesaurus.com/browse/albatross Mandy Stankiewicz

    Walk off, anyone? Bueller?

  • Terry Noack

    This team never wins after having some ceremony to honor players. Poor O’Neill had to stay around to witness this garbage today.

    • BKamm

      He could have left. A lot of nice bars and restaurants in New York. I won’t be shedding any tears for Paul O’Neill.

      • Gary

        He needs to go to the dugout and break some stuff. Wake this team up

  • ScottinSJ

    People get orgasmic when this team puts up a few runs, but this is much more typical. It can’t be that surprising at Game 116.

    • Gregory Eckes

      They are a mediocre offense. Yet, I will say both the Mariners and Royals have scored fewer runs and are in the competition. I don’t know what that says about the AL, but there you are

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    They lost on Old TImer’s Day, they lost on Tino and Goose’s monument park induction and now today. The Yankees of old never used to lose games on days like this.

    • Gary

      This team would have lost the 1st game after Munsons crash

      • BKamm

        That team was 14 games out of 1st at the time. That’s all they were playing for.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        I’m pretty sure a bunch of two year-olds and unused sperm would have lost that game. Yes.

    • Bolek

      Well, I tried to explain this to you yesterday. Remember?

      only so far as the Indians’ pitcher’s stuff that day lets it go

      Etc. Baseball ain’t college football. Notre Dame wins on Rockne Day, Leahy Day, Ara Day, Lou Day. Baseball is different.

      • BKamm

        Face it. This front office has as many of these days as they possibly can to put behinds in the seats. You can only win so many.

        • Bolek

          Well, of course, you’re entirely right, the F.O. does. And of course “you can only so many.

          That wasn’t my original point, yesterday, to Eddard’s post about the Spirit of Paulie Day leading to victory. Of course, it was Eddardisme in action, but it’s a common misperception. Hell, many of these current Yankees probably have only a passing acquaintance with O’Neill, when he shows up for broadcasting day.

          Sometimes I wish baseball did have some degree of that “spirit”-driven momentum of a contact sport like FB, but it’s too skill-driven, too dependent on things like the state of the pitchers’ fingers that day, for fans to count on it as anything but a now-and-then-who-knows-why phenomenon.

          I remember reading how much the Yankees really (really) wanted to beat the Dodgers in 1963. For old subway-series times and all that.

          And I’m sure they did want to whack ‘em and that they tried their best to do so. Unfortunately, Koufax, Dyrsdale, and Podres were in super-fine form that week.

          As I write this, I have some second, qualifying, thoughts. Perhaps what substitutes in baseball is some sort of hyper-competitveness (over and above the daily kind) that we can occasionally see. E.g., in close pennant / postseason / WS (which I distinguish from mere playoff time) games. Or even in mere seasonal games between major rivals (Yanks vs RS / Brooklyns vs Giants). Back in the 1950s the Yankees used to be called “money players” because they rose to the occasion when World Series money was on the line (back in those days when that might mean a new car or college tuition).

          Sorry, a too-long, carried away response to your reply.

  • BKamm

    A mere technicality and would mean only about a week anyway. Some hits lists show Cap Anson in 6th place at 3435. He isn’t on other lists at all. He played his entire career in the 19th century. Is that why?

    • forensic

      No. It’s his first five seasons (about 423 hits) which were in the National Association, which was before the National League started in 1876. MLB’s official record books don’t recognize those numbers, so he’s listed lower on their list at about 3011 hits.

      • BKamm

        Okay. Then I need to look further down the lists where he isn’t at 3435. For whatever reason, Baseball Reference recognizes those seasons. Thanks.

        • forensic

          Yeah, BR counts everything, which is why it’s safer to go by the mlb.com lists for the official numbers (there are also random little disputed totals here and there where numbers are off by one or two, but that’s not as big as five seasons like this for Anson).

    • PerfectlyCromulent

      It’s probably the same reason that we don’t count ichiros NPB his towards his MLB totals. Or anyone’s MiLB totals towards their professional totals

      • BKamm

        I know when the Yankees were doing another promotion they counted them.

        • PerfectlyCromulent

          The yankees might have, but MLB does not, nor does FanGraphs and BRef. The HoF may mention his NPB hit totals on the plaque though, and I think its worth mentioning. But they are not MLB stats, and NPB is not an MLB level professional league.

          • BKamm

            Of course not. I was making light of the promotions these guys have and how easily the fans can be duped.

  • ScottinSJ

    TOR spanks Joba the Hutt. We’re about to be tied again with TOR, down 0.5 to SEA and 1GB of KAN.

    • Gregory Eckes

      Royals are the interesting team. 13-3 in their last 16 games.

      • PerfectlyCromulent

        I’m pretty sure they haven’t played anyone good lately though

        • Gregory Eckes

          Well they just beat Madison Bumgartner and the Giants last night

          • PerfectlyCromulent

            True… They play the A’s too coming up. Lets see how they come out of this stretch

  • Terry Noack

    4-9 hitters are 1-18 today.. That is terrible!

  • ScottinSJ

    I guess Joe will be happy to have only used Whitley and Hill today. Maybe we can eke out a 2 – 1 win tomorrow with a fresh pen.

    • Gregory Eckes

      This is why I was happy that Whitley was in in the eighth

  • Gregory Eckes

    There’s another one. Down and in

    • Gary

      Pattern = Kevin Longs problem

      • ScottinSJ

        LOL There are a lot of problems with Long

      • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

        Pattern = inability of Yankee hitters to pick up on the breaking balls soon enough.
        Not much a hitting coach can do to fix that.

        • Gary

          Then what exactly is a hitting coach for?

          • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

            Working on swing mechanics and such.

            • vicki

              right. working on swing mechanics and such with guys who actually ask for his help. one of fans’ silliest notions is that klong is like some high school coach who can call guys in early and force change on them. mlbpa would have something to say about that.

              make’em run laps!

              • BKamm

                Didn’t Tino get burned for losing his cool with Marlins players?

          • No 2013 again

            They should assemble a better team, and that’s on the GM. You can’t ask for the hitting coach to turn scrubs into stars.

          • Deep Thoughts

            Sorry, and when they scored 10 runs yesterday it was all down to the Cleveland defense right?

        • No 2013 again

          Exactly. He can tell the hitters not to swing at that breaking ball, but in the end of the day the hitters are what they are… terrible.

  • Farewell Mo

    A lot of bitching about the offense today but Kluber is damn good and Shaw and Allen aren’t exactly scrubs either. Sometimes you run into a hot pitcher.

    • No 2013 again

      16 Ks, 0-9 with RISP, 8 LOB. That is PATHETIC.

      • Farewell Mo

        Kluber is one of the best pitchers in the AL. it happens.

        • No 2013 again

          Yes he is. They still had plenty of opportunities as Kluber was far from perfect today. And they still had 3 innings against the pen.

    • Terry Noack

      They just took 3 out of 4 from the best pitchers in the AL and could have swept the Tigers!!!

      • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

        That furthers his point.

        • Terry Noack

          Not sure how that furthers his point. Those pitchers pitched great during that series. The Yankees didn’t K 15 times either!!

          • http://yankees.lhblogs.com/ Need Pitching & Hitting

            Kluber pitched better and has been pitching better. It shows the Yankees are capable of occasionally doing just enough against good pitching.

          • Mr. Roth

            1 game =/= every game

      • Farewell Mo

        They win tomorrow and it’s 2/3 from Cleveland. That’ll do just fine.

  • Pkyankfan69

    Fitting end to that UGLY game

  • AMANDA

    yanks go down like whimps

    • ScottinSJ

      Yep, a combination of whiffs and wimps

  • ScottinSJ

    15Ks. Things of beauty. Good fight, guys.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    Hail to the Warrior indeed. Just a pathetic loss. And why wasn’t YES broadcasting today? We’re 11-4 after the ASB when Paulie’s in the booth.

    • Veteran presents

      They were. On Mlb tv at least

      • forensic

        YES was on mlb.tv today? Wasn’t it all just an exclusive FS1 blackout?

        • Veteran presents

          I live in Vegas.

      • Deep Thoughts

        Er, all I was offered was FS1.

  • Keyser Soze

    That was a stinker.

  • ScottinSJ

    Need to win tomorrow, and probably need to do better than 3 – 3 at BAL and at TB. Not easy places for the Yanks to play.

  • Bigdan

    This team has been a poor offensive team all year long and as I said at the deadline, adding three below average offensive players won’t change that and it hasn’t. The Yanks sterling record since the break is result of the same formula they used when Roberts was at 2b. Good starting pitching, great bullpen and just enough offense to win a low scoring game.

    The good takeaway today is McCarthy who I think is a real keeper; Keeps reminding me of Stottlemyre. Pretty cheap homer got him today. Offense is of course the challenge for next year. Headley of course is gone and Drew is just being tried out but Prado is an issue. He’s expensive and is going to play every day so I hope we can start seeing something from him. And even if he hits a bit, he’s still just a complementary piece. The Yanks still need a big bat. Beltran, but for today, has helped a lot but its hard to rely on Gardner to do what he’s done in the second half.

    Well, Paulie looked good.

    • vicki

      bigdan: “as i said.” everybody drink.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    Cards up 2-0 on Ubaldo.

  • Frankie Cerveddardi

    And just like that Lackey gives up the lead. O’s won’t lose another ballgame all season.

  • The Billy MartinVanBuren Boys

    My favorite Paul O’Neill moment was when he hit those three home runs, one being an inside the park job, in one game for that kid in the hospital…too bad the third one was ruled a triple and an error. Always felt he got robbed on that one…