Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Baby The Rain Must Fall*
2007-05-16 00:06
by Emma Span
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Tuesday night's Yankees-White Sox game was postponed twice and ultimately rained out, which means they're playing two today. I've been conditioned by the first six weeks of the 2007 season to say "this will give the bullpen some much-needed rest," but for once that's not the case here; the pen, such as it is, is relatively fresh, and now the Yankees will need to call up a starter to face the Mets on Sunday. Perhaps Chase Wright will get the chance to break his historic consecutive home run record! On the plus side, I suppose Jason Giambi's foot and roughly 75% of Johnny Damon's body parts might benefit from the days off.

Per LoHud, Mike Mussina will go against John Danks at 2 P.M. -- there's a pun in there somewhere, but I can't quite find it -- followed by Chien-Ming Wang against Jose Contreras at 8. You've gotta think that second match-up favors the Yankees, but nothing would surprise me: by now we should all be used to the Ghost of Ineffective Yankee Pitchers Past coming back to haunt the team.


*Disclaimer: despite the presence of Steve McQueen, not actually a very good movie.


Comments (370)
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2007-05-16 10:22:26
1.   Javi Javi
I don't know if this rumor has been discussed, but here it is, from the AP

"Yanks interested in Molina

The New York Yankees, apparently looking to upgrade backup catcher, have spoken with the Los Angeles Angels about the availability of Jose Molina.

According to a source, the Angels are reluctant to deal Molina right now, since they are not sold on Mike Napoli as a starter. Napoli is batting .218 with two homers and five RBI in 78 at-bats, getting the bulk of the playing time for the Angels."

At this point I've lost track of how many molina brother/catchers there are, but going after that family is probably more fruitful than our current stellar BUC.

2007-05-16 10:23:08
2.   unpopster
any word on this afternoon's lineups yet?

A few interesting tidbits I've read this morning:

1), via the Daily News, is reporting that Cashman has approached the Angels about trading for Jose Molina for BUC. Um, duh!

2) The Boston Globe's Eric Wilbur has a nice little article about Beckett's "blister" woes and ends with this nice little piece of info:
"Whatever the Red Sox choose to call it in order not to freak out the fan base that their star pitcher is having the same problems that have plagued him throughout his career, it's got to be a concern. Here Beckett had Cy Young material written all over him, and now, who can be sure that he isn't going to revert to the pitcher he was last season, when he shied away from breaking pitches in the fear that this might happen to him. Again."

2007-05-16 10:24:22
3.   mschulm24
Here are the lineups from peter abraham:

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Rodriguez 3B
Posada C
Matsui LF
Phelps 1B
Abreu RF
Cabrera LF
Cairo 2B
Mussina RHP (2-1, 4.76)

Erstad CF
Uribe SS
Pierzynski C
Konerko 1B
Dye RF
Mackowiak DH
Crede 3B
Iguchi 2B
Sweeney LF
Danks (1-4, 4.33)

2007-05-16 10:26:28
4.   Bob Timmermann
My dad had a copy of Glenn Yarbrough's album "Baby, the Rain Must Fall."

I think one of my brothers has it.

2007-05-16 10:27:54
5.   mschulm24
3 i assume that mean matusi is the dh since both him and melky are in left.
2007-05-16 10:34:19
6.   Jim Dean
Mmmmm, Phelps and Cairo...

Pete also has likely for Sunday: If it ain't Wang, it's Wright.

2007-05-16 10:44:05
7.   AbbyNormal821
2 RE: Beckett - that was the most wonderful thing I've read all day.

Emma - while what I'm adding has not much to do with with anything except the Steve McQueen reference, "Bullitt" = awesome Steve McQueen movie, and ITCO (In This Chick's Opinion), contains THE best car chase scene EVER!

2007-05-16 10:44:10
8.   Jeteupthemiddle
Kind of want to win Game 1 so there is less pressure on Game 2.

Not to mention that it is a certainty that Posada will not start Game 2.

2007-05-16 10:51:53
9.   Cliff Corcoran
Emma, I had the same experience with the elusive Danks pun when doing my series preview yesterday. Glad to know I'm not alone.
2007-05-16 11:02:19
10.   rabid stan
0 Some punny headlines

After a pitchers' duel: Danks, the Mousse was Delicious

ChiSox blown out: After Dank Tuesday, Yanks feel Moose

Yanks blown out, Red Sox win: Did the Yanks lose a Moost Win? Red Sox Lead now at 9

2007-05-16 11:04:17
11.   Jim Dean
8 Would it be so wrong to DH Jorge once a year?
2007-05-16 11:07:46
12.   cult of basebaal
11 especially since Cletus (and everybody else) already got a day off yesterday
2007-05-16 11:09:12
13.   Jeteupthemiddle
11 I wouldn't have a real issue with it, but he is already playing a ton of games, and for a double header, it would be nice to give him half a day off.

He is hitting incredibly hot right now, and it is tempting to keep his bat in the lineup, but I would love to keep his bat as effective for as long as possible.

2007-05-16 11:10:39
14.   Deadhorse
Danks Giving Parade?
2007-05-16 11:11:02
15.   Deadhorse
Danks For Nuthin'
2007-05-16 11:11:44
16.   LI yankee
A-Rod has gone back to taking too many pitches. He's money when he's aggressive.
2007-05-16 11:12:21
17.   cult of basebaal
11 problem is, i bet damon probably could use being in the DH slot in the 2nd game, given his assortment of nicks and dings
2007-05-16 11:17:40
18.   Emma Span
7 Agreed on Bullitt's awesomeness, but, for me, The Great Escape is still the best McQueen for your buck...

9 I considered going with something along the lines of "John 'You're Welcome!' Danks", or something involving "Danke Schoen". Then I curled up in a ball and started whimpering.

2007-05-16 11:20:03
19.   rbj
The Great Escape -- definitely.
2007-05-16 11:21:07
20.   atc
Is anyone else's Yes feed out of sync? The audio on mine is about a second behind the video.
2007-05-16 11:21:49
21.   Chyll Will
These Danks puns are gonna make me go Post'l... nah, just moosin' with'ya...
2007-05-16 11:25:02
22.   Deadhorse
No doubt McQueen's best is "40 Year Old Virgin." Or am I thinking of the wrong Steve?
2007-05-16 11:26:41
23.   Chyll Will
20 Pretend you're in Shaolin Temple during the Ming Dynasty on a Saturday afternoon and it will all make sense...
2007-05-16 11:27:49
24.   Bama Yankee
To paraphrase Yogi: "Those must be some of those movies Steve McQueen made before he died..."
2007-05-16 11:28:35
25.   williamnyy23
Can Steve McQueen hit lefties?
2007-05-16 11:28:51
26.   rbj
Gee, anyone else think we're going to waste a gift lead off double?
2007-05-16 11:29:24
27.   Shaun P
Anyone else's Gameday really behind (and weird)? The first ended and then a few minutes went by . . . all of a sudden, Posada was on second with a double, then Godzilla got a hit (first pitch) - no he made an out (second pitch) - wait, here's another pitch - OK he really made an out this time.

And is it me, or has the Gameday strike zone box shrunk.

2007-05-16 11:29:27
28.   Jim Dean
Can some one explained what happened on Jorge's ball? Sterling had me thinking DYe caught it.
2007-05-16 11:30:35
29.   LI yankee
28 Dye dove and just missed it.
2007-05-16 11:30:36
30.   Jim Dean
27 I've noticed that it's been getting stuck alot. Clicking on one of the players seems to help unstick it.
2007-05-16 11:31:01
31.   rbj
28 Dye just missed it. A less charitable scorer could have given him an error. IMO
2007-05-16 11:31:49
32.   Chyll Will
All movie car chases are based on Bullitt. It's the law.
2007-05-16 11:32:20
33.   Jim Dean
29 31 Thanks. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate Sterling these days?
2007-05-16 11:33:04
34.   williamnyy23
I was in favor of the trade, but it sure looks like the Yankees need a big RH bat ala Gary Sheffield. If this team follows up on its horrible effort against Washburn and Ramirez with getting shut down by Danks, the left slant of the lineup is going to increasingly become a topic.
2007-05-16 11:34:21
35.   williamnyy23
28 How annoying is Sterling with his fabrication of excitement. His play-by-play makes it seems as if a foul ball is catchable when in reality it's five rows back. His need to make things appear more exciting than they really are is quite annoying.
2007-05-16 11:34:32
36.   Deadhorse
33 Sterling tries to call a good game but sometimes he gets distracted by his reflection.
But let's face it, if you had his hair, you would too.
2007-05-16 11:34:33
37.   AbbyNormal821
32 Then why did "Fast & the Furious" suck so bad?


2007-05-16 11:34:39
38.   Chyll Will
33 Talk to Deadhorse, he knows...
2007-05-16 11:35:53
39.   Bama Yankee
25 I don't know if he could hit lefties, but I did find this on Wikipedia:
"Steve McQueen learned the martial art Tang Soo Do from ninth degree blackbelt Pat E. Johnson, and served as one of the pall bearers at Bruce Lee's funeral in 1973. Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee taught McQueen's son Chad karate and Jeet Kune Do (respectively). Later on, McQueen persuaded Norris to attend acting classes."

So that has to count for something...

2007-05-16 11:36:40
40.   Chyll Will
37 Because they forgot the secret ingredient...
2007-05-16 11:37:03
41.   LI yankee
Wait, did an ump really just blow a call? I've never seen that before.
2007-05-16 11:37:58
42.   mschulm24
41 he didn't blow the call. cairo never tagged him.
2007-05-16 11:38:48
43.   Shaun P
41 Explain, please (I've just got GameDay). Was Mackowiak out?
2007-05-16 11:39:17
44.   LI yankee
Really? From the angle they showed it looked like he did.
2007-05-16 11:39:28
45.   cult of basebaal
39 true, but does it count for, or against him?
2007-05-16 11:41:15
46.   Chyll Will
39 Was that because of "Return of The Dragon" or "The Octagon" that he was "persuaded" to attend acting classes? Hooray for Steve McQueen! (or not...)
2007-05-16 11:42:40
47.   Chyll Will
45 Jinx! You owe me a root beer...
2007-05-16 11:42:54
48.   Jim Dean
34 Though I'm not sure Shef is that RH bat anymore or at least until he recovers fully from his surgery.

35 I think he worries so much about intonation he forgets to DO THE FUCKING JOB! I'm listening to him because I can't watch the game, so tell me what's happening. I can figure out when to get excited if you DO YOUR FUCKING JOB of telling me what's happening.

2007-05-16 11:45:58
49.   williamnyy23
48 He has been hitting very well lately.

One time through the line-up and not one hard hit ball. How long does the futility continue?

2007-05-16 11:46:50
50.   cult of basebaal
47 sure, though with the way we've been playing lately, you sure you wouldn't rather i gave you a beer, shouted, "Look! Rabbits!!!" and clubbed you with a root?
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2007-05-16 11:46:57
51.   LI yankee
41 There it is.
2007-05-16 11:47:15
52.   mschulm24
49 until the pitching starts to falter.
2007-05-16 11:48:04
53.   bartap74
The curse of Bernie Williams? Of Aaron Boone? Sal Fasano?
2007-05-16 11:50:43
54.   LI yankee
53 Karim Garcia?
2007-05-16 11:50:48
55.   Chyll Will
48 Sssshhh! Quiet! Can't you see he's trying to write the lyrics for "New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox - The Musical"?
2007-05-16 11:54:05
56.   Chyll Will
50 I don't drink, that's the only problem with that. Though I'll take the Blow On The Head...
2007-05-16 11:54:17
57.   williamnyy23
2007-05-16 11:54:56
58.   Jim Dean
Would anyone mind if I kick Sterling in the cunt?

It is HIGH! It is FAR! It is caught at the wall.

2007-05-16 11:55:09
59.   Shaun P
Wow, they're really anxious to get to tonight's game, huh?
2007-05-16 11:55:38
60.   Javi Javi
58 I'll help you.
2007-05-16 11:57:23
61.   williamnyy23
57 It's a shame that the Yankees have so little regard for their fans that they subject us to a guy like Sterling who puts showmanship ahead of accuration information.

It is high, it is far, it is caught...SHOULD NEVER happen.

WCBS does not air Yankees has the rights to the John Sterling Show...with a special guest appearance by those boys in pinstripes...the New York Yankees!

Cut to Susan Waldman sitting on a couch...

"Hereeeeee's Johnnnny!"

2007-05-16 11:59:18
62.   cult of basebaal
ugh, phelps sure has cooled off ... good thing we rode that hot streak of his as long as we could
2007-05-16 12:00:06
63.   Jim Dean
Brett Smith with 1 H in 8 IP today (3 K 3 BB).

Season: 36 IP 36 K 12 BB 22 H 5 ER 2.2 GO/AO

2007-05-16 12:01:28
64.   OldYanksFan
The car work in The Bourne Identity was pretty slick.
2007-05-16 12:01:42
65.   Jeteupthemiddle
I think Golf is a sport where you can do everything perfectly and still come up short.

And ick, 1-0.

2007-05-16 12:02:01
66.   williamnyy23
Great 1-0 White Sox and I already feel the game is over.
2007-05-16 12:02:19
67.   LI yankee
Wow, fireworks for a solo homer in the 4th.
2007-05-16 12:02:47
68.   cult of basebaal
66 damn, beat me to it
2007-05-16 12:03:18
69.   Zack
The mighty John Danks shutting down our mighty offense eh? Same old same old these days...
2007-05-16 12:04:30
70.   Chyll Will
Umm, never mind the Blow On The Head, I'm stuck with Sterling too...
2007-05-16 12:05:41
71.   williamnyy23
Yikes...the Yankees could wind up getting beat by both ends of the McCarthy/Danks trade in one week.
2007-05-16 12:05:50
72.   mschulm24
i would rather sterling than listen to hawk harrelson.
2007-05-16 12:08:54
73.   Deadhorse
Abreu! Opposite field!
2007-05-16 12:09:23
74.   williamnyy23
Gotta love Johnnie Boy...the Yankees finally hit a HR and he calls it off the wall.
2007-05-16 12:09:56
75.   ny2ca2dc
that's it, opp field homer for Abreu, the slump has gotta be over. sweet.
2007-05-16 12:10:46
76.   Chyll Will
74 That was his Jerry Seinfeld imitation...
2007-05-16 12:11:00
77.   Jim Dean
Sterling: Abreu with a line drive to left over Sweeney's head. Sweeney turns to play it off the wall and it's GONE!
2007-05-16 12:11:23
78.   Chyll Will
... what, no fireworks?
2007-05-16 12:11:36
79.   domvjr
Sterling is a disgrace, he has become a caricature. An organization that prides itself on class and tradition, should be able to hire someone who can broadcast a game with the same traits.
2007-05-16 12:12:13
80.   Javi Javi
72 Agree. I still have "he gone" nightmares from last season's Extra Innings broadcasts.
2007-05-16 12:12:35
81.   Jim Dean
72 Isn't Hawk the color guy though? I can deal with an idiot for color, so long I can put the game together in my head.
2007-05-16 12:12:41
82.   williamnyy23
These innings are moving fast. I wonder what restaurant in ChiTown the Yankees made reservations at :)
2007-05-16 12:12:41
83.   LI yankee
77 That is pure gold
2007-05-16 12:12:57
84.   Shaun P
69 Danks was a highly regarded pitching prospect. To see him do well isn't that big a surprise, even though he hasn't been all that great so far this year.

You know, I keep thinking I should spring for Gameday Audio - and then I remember that Sterling can drive me nuts, too, so I don't.

2007-05-16 12:13:24
85.   mschulm24
81 no, hawk does the play by play.
2007-05-16 12:14:26
86.   mschulm24
time for arod to add 5 feet to his previous at bat.
2007-05-16 12:15:03
87.   ny2ca2dc
at least they're getting to danks now, 2 runners (oh, and that HR) in each of the last innings (and more to go on this one)
2007-05-16 12:15:15
88.   williamnyy23
84 In all seriousness, Game Day Audio is really a bargain at $14.95. Just the fact that they archive the whole season makes it worthwhile.
2007-05-16 12:15:42
89.   ny2ca2dc
86 Really. he's been hitting a number of bombs that fell short... seems like one per game.
2007-05-16 12:15:52
90.   williamnyy23
Damn the law of averages!
2007-05-16 12:15:53
91.   Deadhorse
In Sterling's defense: Kay also hesitated to call it a home run.
Perhaps because Abreu has been so cold lately, and because it was to opposite field Bobby's shot surprised the announcers.
2007-05-16 12:16:26
92.   Shaun P
82 Didn't Sterling (and Kay) used to do ads for Morton's?

That ties it all together nicely, doesn't it? ;)

2007-05-16 12:17:35
93.   LI yankee
91 It confused the hell out of me, took me about 5 seconds to realize he homered.

Totally caught me off guard.

2007-05-16 12:19:34
94.   Zack
84 To see him do well against us but otherwise not so great is what shouldn't be a surprise :)

At least we got one there!

2007-05-16 12:20:15
95.   Zack
Can this game possibly be in the 5th and only an hour old?
2007-05-16 12:20:48
96.   OldYanksFan
ARod hates those popups...
2007-05-16 12:22:05
97.   Shaun P
95 Yes.

88 Yeah, it is a great deal. But I have a hard enough time concentrating on work between the Banter and Gameday! ;)

2007-05-16 12:22:29
98.   jkay
John Sterling's real name is Harold Moskowitz a/k/a the Moskowitz-bino!

2007-05-16 12:25:53
99.   rbj
Wait -- I just got back from walking the dog -- Bobby Abreu hit a home run?
2007-05-16 12:26:23
100.   LI yankee
Why pitch to him 3-0?
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2007-05-16 12:26:48
101.   OldYanksFan
Wow.... what a meatball.
2007-05-16 12:27:06
102.   williamnyy23
Great...Erstad get's a big hit. This season sucks!
2007-05-16 12:27:46
103.   LI yankee
2007-05-16 12:27:48
104.   Javi Javi

Sterling is anything but today. Holy crap.

2007-05-16 12:27:50
105.   ny2ca2dc
2007-05-16 12:27:54
106.   mschulm24
thank god melky is in left!
2007-05-16 12:28:01
107.   williamnyy23
Mleky saves the day for now...but can this team score?
2007-05-16 12:29:35
108.   Jim Dean
"And he can not make the catch, I believe...MELKY MAKES THE CATCH!!! HE STEALS A HOMERUN FROM URIBE!! WHAT A CATCH!!!"
2007-05-16 12:29:47
109.   DougP
Did Melky go over the wall for that one?
2007-05-16 12:29:59
110.   OldYanksFan
Does Matsui make that catch?
2007-05-16 12:30:37
111.   Jim Dean
2007-05-16 12:30:51
112.   OldYanksFan
109 Yes. About 2 feet
2007-05-16 12:31:01
113.   LI yankee
109 Yeah

110 Probably not

2007-05-16 12:31:35
114.   DougP
112 Sweet! Can't wait to see the replays on YES tonight.
2007-05-16 12:32:59
115.   williamnyy23
Lets add Matsui to the whipping post. He has been almost as awful as his lefty cohorts.
2007-05-16 12:33:18
116.   williamnyy23
Ok fine...Phelps isn't the answer the either.
2007-05-16 12:34:11
117.   LI yankee
Please, let Bobby be back
2007-05-16 12:34:23
118.   mschulm24
abreu looking good today.
2007-05-16 12:34:40
119.   Shaun P
Isn't it about this time last year when Melky robbed Manny and things started looking up from there?

Bobby!! Welcome back, dude!

2007-05-16 12:34:50
120.   williamnyy23
Come on both ends!
2007-05-16 12:35:12
121.   pistolpete
Checking in late here - I see by the box score 'Cy' Danks is doing well, no?
2007-05-16 12:35:49
122.   rbj
Yay Melky! He brought his bat and glove today.
2007-05-16 12:35:55
123.   OldYanksFan
There was a time last year when Melky would drive the guy in...
2007-05-16 12:36:22
124.   williamnyy23
If only the Melk Man would start delivering again!
2007-05-16 12:36:29
125.   OldYanksFan
Wow... I have to type faster or think slower..
2007-05-16 12:36:43
126.   Javi Javi
121 URP, and he happens to be pretty good.
2007-05-16 12:37:00
127.   williamnyy23
Is it too much to ask for a Cairo miracle?
2007-05-16 12:37:20
128.   Emma Span
110 Sure, if he's being carried by flying pigs.
2007-05-16 12:38:14
129.   Jim Dean
115 Matsui has a .919 OPS in May (52 AB) with a .838 OPS this year (career = .856 OPS).
2007-05-16 12:38:22
130.   DougP
Hmmm... Gameday has two coaching visits to the mound that half-inning, and yet Danks is still in the game.
2007-05-16 12:38:36
131.   ny2ca2dc
These frigin Detroit commentators are awful. almost unbearable. morons. I hate when these guys are so partisan - at least the YES guys aren't usually amateur shills for the home team.

There's my Melky

2007-05-16 12:39:13
132.   williamnyy23
127 I think Cairo is destined for saint hood...every hit he gets sure seems like a miracle to me!
2007-05-16 12:39:13
133.   williamnyy23
127 I think Cairo is destined for saint hood...every hit he gets sure seems like a miracle to me!
2007-05-16 12:40:23
134.   pistolpete
Yay Cairo - Cano could have done that just as easily, you know.
2007-05-16 12:41:00
135.   williamnyy23
129 In deed he does...guess I overlooked his 5-9 over the last two days.
2007-05-16 12:41:31
136.   Shaun P
OK, someone with TV or MLB.TV, please please please tell me that no one was warming in the 'pen and that Moose is coming out for the 6th.

Maybe he needs the rest (so he'll stop pressing!), but given how other lefties have been hitting Danks, why not pinch hit with Cano?

2007-05-16 12:41:51
137.   LI yankee
131 I hear you. They argued Abreu's home run was helped by the wind, whereas the ball that Melky caught was knocked down by the wind because it was hit too high.
2007-05-16 12:42:46
138.   DougP
132 Grrr. Your comment led me to believe that Cairo had gotten a hit because the Banter comes through much faster than Gameday does.
2007-05-16 12:43:02
139.   williamnyy23
Great job Moose...way to stay one step ahead of the offense.
2007-05-16 12:43:43
140.   bartap74
131 Why are Detroit commentators covering this game?
2007-05-16 12:44:07
141.   ny2ca2dc
god. that's 3 homers given up by Moose. Thankfully one was saved by Melky....
2007-05-16 12:45:09
142.   rbj
Hmm, maybe not such a good idea for Moose to come out for the sixth.
2007-05-16 12:45:12
143.   ny2ca2dc
140 carries the home feed. no choice in the matter if i want to SEE the game.... Every time i get tired of the YES guys, i think of folks like these guys, the seattle guys last week, the O's guys... ESPN...
2007-05-16 12:45:20
144.   OldYanksFan
With Giambi out and ARod slumping, we have a peek at the future Yankee teams if they don't resign ARod. Who's our top power guy, Matsui?

I don't know if this is a deadhorse yet, but is it possible Cashman WON'T resign ARod?

2007-05-16 12:46:55
145.   ny2ca2dc
Maybe Moose is gassed... anyone catch his pitch count?
2007-05-16 12:48:08
146.   Alvaro Espinoza
144 My guess is that Andruw Jones would be high on Cashman's wish list regardless of whether A-rod bolts or stays.
2007-05-16 12:48:29
147.   domvjr
145, according to gameday, he is at 86!
2007-05-16 12:48:39
148.   Shaun P
145 86, and over 67% are strikes.


2007-05-16 12:49:03
149.   Sliced Bread
2007-05-16 12:49:06
150.   OldYanksFan
Moose is leaving too many breaking pitches UP. Just served up another meatball that Crede missed, and another one UP the Crede singled on.
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2007-05-16 12:49:12
151.   Alvaro Espinoza
145 86 pitches. Very disappointing outing.
2007-05-16 12:49:54
152.   mschulm24
with vizcaino coming in, this could get real ugly real quick.
2007-05-16 12:49:54
153.   LI yankee
As always, Torre leaves them in too long.


2007-05-16 12:51:25
154.   LI yankee
143 I think he was referring to you calling them Detroit annoucners, rather than Chicago.
2007-05-16 12:52:00
155.   OldYanksFan
If may be many, many years before we see another powerhouse trio like Shef, ARod, Giambi.

Does Damon get moved to 1B? It would save his body, and we might get 4 years out of him.

2007-05-16 12:52:41
156.   LI yankee
143 I think he was referring to you calling them Detroit annoucners, rather than Chicago.
2007-05-16 12:52:42
157.   cult of basebaal
good ol' robot joe. Hey, it's only the 6th inning, we can't possibly use one of our good relievers, we might need them for the lead we'll never take.
2007-05-16 12:52:46
158.   Shaun P
149 I smiled because its so true!

I can't laugh, though. Vizcaino has been a nightmare.

2007-05-16 12:52:53
159.   LI yankee
143 I think he was referring to you calling them Detroit annoucners, rather than Chicago.
2007-05-16 12:53:00
160.   rbj
Great, so the umps don't even know who's call it is?
2007-05-16 12:53:07
161.   Alex Belth
Moose pitched just good enough to lose. Man, this is frustrating...
2007-05-16 12:53:21
162.   LI yankee
What the hell, why the repeating posts
2007-05-16 12:53:45
163.   OldYanksFan
Torre though that call was "HorseShit"@!
2007-05-16 12:54:23
164.   ny2ca2dc
154140 OOPS... whatever, the commentators from one of those cities in the middle of the country near Canada. Though if i were from Chicago I would be pretty unhappy being mistaken/confused for Detroit.
2007-05-16 12:54:27
165.   Shawn Clap
Why hasn't Vizcaino been demoted to mop-up man yet?

Clearly that was a spot (1st & 3rd less than 2 outs) for Bruney and his K/BF ratio.

2007-05-16 12:54:47
166.   Benjamin Kabak
Did Mackowiak leave early? The feed is Chicago and they aren't showing that replay.
2007-05-16 12:55:06
167.   Benjamin Kabak
165 SHHHHHHHHHHH. We don't like your kind of logic around here ;)
2007-05-16 12:56:49
168.   nick
damn, Moose--against a weak hitting team, too....
2007-05-16 12:57:11
169.   Shaun P
165 I was just wondering why Vizcaino hasn't been DL'd with some kind of lame injury to make room for Britton. I'd rather see what he can do, especially with Villone back in the mix.

Shut down man Bruney would have been a good call, too.

2007-05-16 12:57:56
170.   vockins
I've been pretty positive about the last six weeks.

But things are looking grim.

2007-05-16 12:58:04
171.   yankz
One of the CBS gloggers is named "hawk357il." Can you think of a worse username?

2007-05-16 12:58:44
172.   williamnyy23
This is an awful performance by Moose...the ship keeps sinking.
2007-05-16 12:59:08
173.   Benjamin Kabak
171 He gone?

/I'm ready to toss my computer out the window if I have to hear that one more time.

2007-05-16 12:59:21
174.   Raf
"K/BF ratio"


2007-05-16 12:59:47
175.   nick
& I agree with everybody--why use our worst reliever in a pretty high leverage spot? a guy who's been SHOWN to be our worst reliever?
2007-05-16 12:59:49
176.   cult of basebaal
Luis Vizcaino = The Run Fairy II : Electric Boogaloo
2007-05-16 12:59:55
177.   rbj
I think it's time to put pictures of the Yankees' offense on milk cartons.
2007-05-16 13:00:06
178.   williamnyy23
Great AB Damon...I hate to admit, but I think this team is dead in the water. This was a postively pathetic effort.
2007-05-16 13:01:07
179.   cult of basebaal
or maybe i'll just start calling him "the deuce" ... as in taking a ...
2007-05-16 13:01:26
180.   jkay
The ship be sinking.
2007-05-16 13:03:58
181.   JL25and3
David Aardsma offends me because of his name. It used to be great that Henry Aaron was the first name alphabetically, all-time. Now he's booted by this guy?

Sterling just mentioned that as I started typing this, but I knew it before.

2007-05-16 13:04:01
182.   yankz
I hate baseball
2007-05-16 13:05:08
183.   jkay
7 pitch inning for the Chisox.
2007-05-16 13:05:18
184.   JL25and3
I had a feeling Moose would have trouble today. He's so finicky, any change to his schedule makes him cranky.
2007-05-16 13:07:04
185.   williamnyy23
I think the question becomes...does the organization just continue to accept one putrid effort after another, or is it time to shake things up by firing people.
2007-05-16 13:07:15
186.   LI yankee
I am gonna enjoy reading these archives come September when we're in first
2007-05-16 13:07:54
187.   Sliced Bread
Damn, anybody in NY look outside?

It's midnight dark out there. A hard rain's gonna fall.

Befitting the mood in here.

What the fuggin' fug, Moose?

2007-05-16 13:08:59
188.   williamnyy23
186 I wish I shared your blind optimism! Honestly I do. That way, I could spare myself the incredible frustration of watching a mediocre team struggle in the shadow of recent success.
2007-05-16 13:09:43
189.   Simone
186 I hope that happens.
2007-05-16 13:10:42
190.   bartap74
Here comes the bullpen merry go-round once again. Does Joe know it's a double header today?
2007-05-16 13:11:40
191.   williamnyy23
2007-05-16 13:12:25
192.   Shaun P
187 Same thing here in MA, Sliced - except the darkness has lifted, and now its just cloudy. I'm not ready to give up by any means yet!

185 Who do they fire? Cashman? Torre? Make Kevin Long - who was hailed as a savior during A-Rod's Amazing April - a scapegoat after just 6 weeks?

I just don't see a firing as accomplishing anything.

2007-05-16 13:12:56
193.   Benjamin Kabak
191 WHY USE BRUNEY now and not last inning! WHY.


2007-05-16 13:13:00
194.   LI yankee
188 We are definitely a mediocre team, right now. But do you really think we will be this bad all 162 games?
2007-05-16 13:13:14
195.   williamnyy23
I am almost at the point of starting to wonder if it wouldn't be better for this team to reel off another 10-game losing streak so we can begin what is looking to be a much needed rebuilding process.
2007-05-16 13:13:55
196.   Shaun P
191 Because Torre is afraid Konerko will hit another HR with Myers pitching, and he wants to keep the game as close as possible.

Shoot, if Wang doesn't have anything tonight, Proctor is ready to pitch 6 innings, right? ;)

2007-05-16 13:14:28
197.   Emma Span
187 Seriously! The gods have obviously been watching the game, and they are NOT pleased.

That Moose outing wouldn't have been so aggravating, if the current BEST hitter in the White Sox lineup were hitting above .260.

2007-05-16 13:14:45
198.   williamnyy23
194 I don't want to believe it...but with each passing day...yes, I am starting to feel that way.
2007-05-16 13:15:51
199.   nick
yanks on the season are being outhomered by the opposition...seems like a LONG time since that's been the case--
2007-05-16 13:16:04
200.   williamnyy23
196 Then why not use him an inning earlier when a K would have been huge?
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2007-05-16 13:17:10
201.   williamnyy23
199 It's not just that...they are also walking a lot more men and striking out a lot fewer. The trademarkl of this team has always been: hit more homers, walk more on offense; walk fewer and strikeout more on the pitching side.
2007-05-16 13:19:21
202.   cult of basebaal
193 EXACTLY! WTF purpose in using Bruney NOW?
2007-05-16 13:21:49
203.   rbj
yay Phelps.

Now a bloop & another blast and it's a whole new ballgame.

2007-05-16 13:22:10
204.   Shaun P
200 I agree totally. But at least he didn't leave Myers in there.


2007-05-16 13:22:33
205.   LI yankee
These Chicago announcers sure know how to make an opposing home run the most boring thing possible.
2007-05-16 13:22:44
206.   Jim Dean
195 What rebuilding? They're locked into Matsui and Damon for another two years. Giambi through 2008. Jeter forever. Arod gets as much cash as he wants. Cano is the 2B. Jorge you have to keep cause anything else is a huge step down.

So that leave 1B and RF. 1B has been a problem since 2005.

Fine, sign Andruw Jones for RF.

The starting rotation is what it is. And bsides drop huge cash on Zambrano?

As for the bullpen, they've tried to rebuild it for years.

The bench, meanwhile nothing's been done about that in a long time.

So, what rebuilding?

2007-05-16 13:22:50
207.   nick
Yanks are not as bad as they look of course, but damn: if the buy in is 95 wins, then I'm beginning to suspect we are well and truly fucked: I think our only chance is if Clemens and Hughes both make every turn once they start pitching and put up sub-4 ERAs...
2007-05-16 13:23:20
208.   cult of basebaal
Wait, WTF was that, Phelps isn't allowed to hit against RHP, everyone knows RHB in a platoon can't hit RHP ...
2007-05-16 13:24:00
209.   bartap74
Does Farnsworth pitch the 8th? It's been minutes since Joe's been able to make a pitching change.
2007-05-16 13:25:39
210.   williamnyy23
206 Maybe rebuilding was dramatic, but if this season is going to be a lost cause, it would be nice to develop at least one or two players for the future. The team has a ton of young arms, so it would at least be nice if they could enter 2008 with a few more younger components already in place. Also, trades of veterans could net a few more prospects.

I guess my main point is I am going to pretty much wind up watching most of the 162 anyway...instead of watching an old uninspired team limp to .500, I'd rather get to see a couple of promising young prospects be given a chance.

2007-05-16 13:28:31
211.   nick
201 yeah...I just looked, and we're actually last in the AL in staff K/IP.....
2007-05-16 13:28:46
212.   cult of basebaal
jesus, in the gamecast photo, brian bruney's neck is wider than his head, i didn't think that was possible
2007-05-16 13:29:50
213.   williamnyy23
192 Anyone from the list should be considered. You can't fire the players and the attitude has to change. Maybe this veteran group has grown complacement? I do not know. What I can see is that after clsoe to 40 games, they haven't shown an ability to do anything but beat the crap out of Texas.
2007-05-16 13:30:25
214.   nick
....with a dreadful 179/137 K/BB ratio, by far the worst in the league-
2007-05-16 13:31:42
215.   williamnyy23
211 Add that to a relatively poor defense and the result usually isn't pretty. This team's best hope is to hit the crap out of the ball...after 40 games, there are way too many concerns on offensive to expect that any more.
2007-05-16 13:32:45
216.   nick
I don't really see how we can win a World Series, with the price of premium pitching right now, until our young arms mature--that said, william, the Yanks just don't do what you (and I) would like them to do. not with the payroll size, not in this era. the guys we sign we make untradable by the very size of the contracts we sign them to....
2007-05-16 13:34:39
217.   Shaun P
215 Who says the Yanks have a crappy defense? They have a .725 defensive efficiency, which is 3rd best in the AL.

True, its almost unsustainable over the course of 162 games, but its a heck of a lot better than, say, 2003, when the Yanks were 13th in the AL.

2007-05-16 13:36:50
218.   Shaun P
216 What is the last "untradeable" contract the Yanks gave out? Overall, its Pavano's, but that's more because he's a zero on the field, not because the money is too high.

The last 'untradeable' money contract the Yanks gave out was to Giambi in 2001. They've been a lot smarter about long term big money deals since then.

2007-05-16 13:37:45
219.   williamnyy23
217 If that level is sustained, I'd be greatly suprised. The 2003 defense may have been worse, but it nearly led the league in Ks.
2007-05-16 13:38:47
220.   bartap74
What exactly is a "Yankees Baby DVD samper"?
2007-05-16 13:40:19
221.   LI yankee
"He gone" may be the most annoying phrase I have ever heard.
2007-05-16 13:40:21
222.   williamnyy23
220 I don't know, but I feel like crying like one.
2007-05-16 13:40:47
223.   Shaun P
219 You mean the pitching staff did.

I'd say adding Clemens and Hughes will help the staff's K rate significantly, wouldn't you?

Don't forget too that Wang is a huge outlier on K rate, and it may be best to exclude him altogether when looking at the numbers.

2007-05-16 13:41:13
224.   Jim Dean
210 They're getting looks at the young arms. Position players - they got nothing above A+.
2007-05-16 13:41:38
225.   Shaun P
Hurray! Cano's in the game!!
2007-05-16 13:41:50
226.   rbj
220 Steve Lombardi reviewed the Yankees Baby DVD on his site -- very favorable review, especially from his kids. It's a dvd about the Yankees geared for the young ones.

I guess the sampler just shows excerpts from the DVD -- to induce you to buy the whole thing.

2007-05-16 13:42:20
227.   williamnyy23
223 But Clemens and Hughes aren't coming for at least a few weeks...and could likely need a few more weeks to reach their full form.
2007-05-16 13:44:27
228.   williamnyy23
down without a fight...that's pretty sad.

Time to catch up on some work so I can get home in time to watch another dismal performance...this season really does suck.

2007-05-16 13:45:37
229.   nick
taking strike three to end the game--not the sort of thing that'll gladden the hearts of Yanks fans right about now--
2007-05-16 13:45:52
230.   rbj
Oh well, there's another game to play. Problem is, the folks are in town tonight for a niece's wedding, so the next game I get to see is Sunday night's. So the Yankees will lose that one and we'll have to listen to Joe Morgan.
2007-05-16 13:47:10
231.   Schteeve
Fellers, I'm beginnin' to think that this dog just won't hunt.
2007-05-16 13:50:50
232.   Benjamin Kabak
231 Beginning to think? Haven't you been saying that for a while now?
2007-05-16 13:52:11
233.   bartap74
Answering my own question:

Product Details

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Team mascot?

2007-05-16 13:55:55
234.   Schteeve
Seriously, in years past when the Yankees struggled I was always very much a "keep the faith" kinda guy.

But this year, I see nothing that inspires me. I see Jeter and Posada having out of their mind seasons so far. I see A-Rod being A-Rod.

Beyond that, I see Giambi missing games due to injury, which is fine, if the Abreu's and Cano's and Damon's of the world do their thing. But they aren't doing their thing, and I'm starting to think it's more than just unluckiness.

More frustrating, is that when we hit decently the pitching seems to fail spectacularly, and when we pitch decently the offense takes the day off.

It's going to take a breathtaking tear for this team to get back into it. It sucks that in May, every loss feels like a nail in the coffin.

2007-05-16 13:57:06
235.   Schteeve
232 Actually, no. I've been holding my tongue all season. I've been giving the team the benefit of the doubt. I've actually been pretty quiet thus far. You must have me confused with some other guy.
2007-05-16 14:02:55
236.   Jersey
234 re: the "it sucks that in May" part...I agree this year sucks, I'm worried though not as much as some others, BUT lately I've been really trying to keep some perspective. Imagine you're a Royals fan, or a Pirates fan, and haven't tasted the postseason in over a decade, and EVERY May sucks...I can take a down year if I put it in those terms. It still sucks right now, but makes it a little easier to swallow, I guess.

Anyway, I'm still keeping the faith, for now...

2007-05-16 14:05:48
237.   LI yankee
234 You do have to remember that Boston is playing out of their minds right now, and coupling that with our mediocrity makes it looks worse than it is.

Boston will fall down to Earth somewhat, and the Yanks will not be a sub .500 team. I mean, a great 2 week stretch and we're right back in the thick of things.

2007-05-16 14:13:54
238.   Start Spreading the News
Speaking of falling down to earth. After posting a steller April, A-Rod has put up a 775 OPS in May-- only that high because he still draws walks. Which is something Abreu used to be able to do as well when he slumped.

We started with a lineup that in theory could carry ManCaveItch because we have so many above replacement players. Now it is down to counting all the automatic outs we have: A-Rod, Abreu, Cano, Melky, MCI, today Cairo, Matsui, Damon

Outside of Jeter and Posada, we really suck right now. The Loss of Giambi has hurt A-Rod with no one protecting him.

So it was commendable that Torre batted Posada 4th with A-Rod 3rd.

2007-05-16 14:19:20
239.   WeMissPaulie
I am as frustrated as hell, not really because a few guys are slumping, but because there doesnt seem lke there is any life in these guys. In year's past, if we were down by 3 in the 9th I would have a good feling that we'd pull it off. But not this year. Not sure why. These guys need a serious motivational speech.

But I am confident that this will pass and the Yankees will start hitting again like they did in Apri. Its inevitable, but it painful waiting for it. Hopefully when they do, it wont be too late.

2007-05-16 14:19:32
240.   Start Spreading the News
Correction: Matsui hasn't sucked in May. He has posted a 944 OPS this month, today's 0-fer not included.
2007-05-16 14:20:42
241.   Start Spreading the News
Abreu's OPS is 483 for May after a 668 April- makes you wonder if Womack can play right field...
2007-05-16 14:33:11
242.   LI yankee
239 I find it hard to believe they've gone from making 2 out, 4 run rallies in the 9th to not giving a damn in less than a month.

When the majority of the lineup is slumping, it's hard to do much. You can't really accredit it to not caring.

It is still frustrating though to have 2 run leads seem insurmountable.

2007-05-16 14:59:09
243.   Raf
238 If there's no one "protecting" A-Rod in the order, it just means he should be taking walks, as pitchers aren't giving him anything to hit.
2007-05-16 15:22:24
244.   Start Spreading the News
243 I said that he is still drawing walks. He has an OBP of of 393 for the month of May. He has 13 hits plus 5 walks. Of the 18 opportunities, he has scored 8 times.

8 out of 18 is 44% which doesn't seem horrible. David Ortiz scores 37% of the time he is on base. Manny Ramirez scores 34%.

So maybe the problem is lower in the lineup than the guys hitting immediately behind A-rod.

2007-05-16 16:03:42
245.   Chyll Will
(Sorry, but I'm about to lose my chill if I don't get this out)

Looking at it from the outside in, yeah, it seems as though someone has sucked all the air out of the clubhouse and that the FO is flying by the seat of their pants, plus the manager seems to be entombed in tea leaves.

Not that I blame him upon further inspection. I'm beginning to believe a lot of bad karma has built up for this team from last season on that has affected every aspect of the organization. Hate saying I've seen this coming, but I would not feel like everything is all right even if we do make the playoffs.

The patching needs to end at some point, and I won't mind seeing it end now if it means a really strong team in 1-2 years that can last as long as the late-90's teams. I haven't given up on this season, but obviously the results have indicated serious attention needs to be paid to the team from top to bottom.

George has absolutely not helped at all by allowing the uncertainty with him and future ownership/management of the team to build into a media frenzy. If there is anyone I'll be glad to see let go off the Yankees, it's Steinbrenner; money or no, attitude or not, history or whatever. Complacency has run amok this season and in recent seasons and it starts with him. I wish upon all wishes that we could have some knowledgeable baseball heads informing the team once again and not career politicians, accountants and entourage rejects. Hiring baseball-worthy people has not been the problem, keeping them has.

I have no use for the sports gatekeepers in NYC, so I'll leave that issue to Deadhorse if he doesn't mind. But I'll say that as hard as it is to watch our team as it goes through the motions right now, I can't bring myself to brutalize Torre or the players for it. I think that Torre is the only reason that this team hasn't imploded or had massive meltdowns in full view of the rotten mediaheads who revel in this malaise. When that happens, then I'll know the season's over. Until then, I will remain chill (still holding on!)

I'm believe I'm being fair when I say Cashman deserves to take some hits for what's happening right now (bad luck versus poor planning and bad decisions?), but it's not all on him; more-so the burden is on the entire executive department for allowing the team to transform into a suspended egg cream. Torre has made some unfortunate and head-scrathing in-game moves, but I can't criticize what I don't know well enough with the players. In fact, this whole rant is based on perception, not fact, so take that into consideration when you think about what I've said.

I guess this makes me a bad Yankee fan now. I'm just feel idiotic because I can't do anything to help besides yell 'Go Yanks' when it seems like the people in the office are yelling 'Go To Hell' at each other, if anything at all. Sorry for the cynical steam; all-in-all this is supposed to be entertaining, but it's not. Let's just beat the fool out of them in the next game. Please??

2007-05-16 16:16:22
246.   Jim Dean
245 Nah, it just means you and me aren't so different afterall.

[Cue maniacal laughter]

2007-05-16 16:36:36
247.   Chyll Will
246 I'm kinda hoping we're going more for a Sidney Poitier-Tony Curtis sort of thing as opposed to Rosie Grier-Ray Milland...
2007-05-16 17:13:56
248.   OldYanksFan
"But Clemens and Hughes aren't coming for at least a few weeks...and could likely need a few more weeks to reach their full form"

Unless these guys are going to provide a few PH HRs, I'm not sure we will win consistantly just because these guys are aboard.

Today was one of our poorer pitched games, but still... 5 runs? That's should not be too much for us. Whatever pitching woes we have (and it seems the majority are behind us), whatever part Joe and Cashman play, I don't know how you can blame anything other then: WE HAVE NO OFFENSE!

OPS Player
.632 Abreu
.595 Cano
.717 Damon
.583 Melky
.690 DougOut

.829 Matsui
.910 Jeter
1092 ARod
.837 Giambi

So our lineup is:
weak Giambi
weak Matsui
Womack - PH,sub

I don't want to hear about Joe or Brian until Womack is off this team!

Please Note: .690 DougOut is better then Abreu, Cano and Melky.

2007-05-16 17:21:39
249.   cult of basebaal
245 personally? i blame this whole mess on nick johnson ...

anyways, here's the lineup, if the game gets played:

Abreu RF
Jeter SS
Giambi DH
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Mientkiewicz 1B
Nieves C

so, by my reckoning, that's:

last year's version, suddenly
o-fer-the season

don't we have to win a few games before we get to field a "house-money game"?

2007-05-16 17:22:15
250.   cult of basebaal
oh, sorry, i forgot nieves got a hit
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2007-05-16 17:24:39
251.   OldYanksFan
Why can't this happen in NY?
"Robert Leroy Head of Maquoketa, Iowa, was selected as one of three finalists for a Portland Beavers' promotion that will immortalize a real Bob L. Head with a bobblehead."
2007-05-16 17:27:19
252.   Start Spreading the News
250 Don't worry. The mistake was understandable as Nieves got thrown out trying to stretch the single to a double.

Nieves may be averse to being on base so when he finally got on base, he had to get himself out ASAP. I am sure if he were safe at 2nd, he would have tried for third base...

For tonight's lineup, IF Giambi is still hurt, why not have him sit and let Posada DH? Posada is ridiculously hot right now.

2007-05-16 17:36:58
253.   3rd gen yankee fan
249 Classic.

I have gone into "dogged loyalty" mode. I'm not happy, but I'm hangin in there. Will support this team til the end. Gimme another beer (or, kool-aid?) please.

2007-05-16 18:29:32
254.   Eirias
The Curse of the GIYPP!!!!!
2007-05-16 18:32:00
255.   OldYanksFan
Contreras threw some filthy pitches there.
Anyone else watching?
2007-05-16 18:34:08
256.   Eirias
255 No one is here. You are imagining your computer talking to you.
2007-05-16 18:42:13
257.   OldYanksFan
Ouch. I'm feeling very Charlie Brownish.
Leadoff single for Matsui.
2007-05-16 18:45:08
258.   OldYanksFan
Is it my breath?
2007-05-16 18:46:51
259.   Yankees Brasil
Good job Mink!
2007-05-16 18:49:14
260.   JimCobain
That about sums up the season...
2007-05-16 18:49:23
261.   jkay
Nieves is robbed!
2007-05-16 18:49:45
262.   WeMissPaulie
Get rid of him....seriously, .040? That's just stupid.
2007-05-16 18:49:49
263.   3rd gen yankee fan
We need heroes.
2007-05-16 18:50:08
264.   WeMissPaulie
If Posada was in, we'd be up 2-0.
2007-05-16 18:50:11
265.   Clay Caviness
Aw, poor Wil.

Gets a hit, runs into an out.

Clobbers a ball, robbed at the wall.

2007-05-16 18:50:28
266.   BklynBmr
261 That, my friends, is the first sign of life in many a day...
2007-05-16 18:51:13
267.   WeMissPaulie
Good to see them hitting...
2007-05-16 18:51:44
268.   OldYanksFan
Nieves has actually been hitting the ball well of late. It's not easy only playing every 5th day or so.
2007-05-16 18:53:27
269.   WeMissPaulie
2007-05-16 18:54:13
270.   JimCobain
Where was that pitch????
2007-05-16 19:00:39
271.   nick
I'm not watching live, but I suspect our only chance would've been to squeeze with M*
2007-05-16 19:05:48
272.   Yankees Brasil
Now is the time A-Rod..
2007-05-16 19:07:43
273.   Simone
Contreras looks so different with the beard and moustache.
2007-05-16 19:08:53
274.   Yankees Brasil
272 Maybe not..
2007-05-16 19:12:14
275.   Simone
Matsui-san comes through.
2007-05-16 19:15:28
276.   WeMissPaulie
They're starting to hit....hope I didnt jinx it.
2007-05-16 19:16:32
277.   OldYanksFan
A nice break on Matsui's ball. Should have been caught. ARod smashes the ball and gets nothing for the effort.
2007-05-16 19:17:14
278.   OldYanksFan
HEY. Our BUC has more hits then their BUC!
2007-05-16 19:17:56
279.   OldYanksFan
Coward didn't try for 2nd...
2007-05-16 19:18:23
280.   Raf
255 Yep, watching on YES. We all knew the stuff was there, no doubt about it.

Not too crazy about the broadcast team, but I guess if that's what we've got, that's what we've got.

2007-05-16 19:19:11
281.   OldYanksFan
Wangs pitches look UP to me...
2007-05-16 19:40:33
282.   williamnyy23
So much for Abreu being back to form.
2007-05-16 19:43:30
283.   WeMissPaulie
Is something wrong with gameday audio tonight?
2007-05-16 19:56:29
284.   Simone
The Yankees don't have too many hot hitters at the moment.
2007-05-16 19:57:40
285.   pistolpete
280 What's wrong with Girardi and Paulie?!
2007-05-16 20:02:34
286.   williamnyy23
Is it just me, or does it feel as if every game has a giant anvil waiting to drop?
2007-05-16 20:05:36
287.   C2Coke
How many pitches has Wang thrown?
2007-05-16 20:06:22
288.   Yankees Brasil
286 I feel the same.
2007-05-16 20:07:52
289.   yankz
73 pitches so far
2007-05-16 20:08:01
290.   JeremyM
286 An Acme-brand anvil?
2007-05-16 20:10:37
291.   C2Coke
That ball just went missing somehow... fortunately only one run scored.
2007-05-16 20:11:01
292.   williamnyy23
290 Exactly! meep meep.
2007-05-16 20:12:49
293.   WeMissPaulie
They need to start hitting....once it hapens it'll be everyone too.
2007-05-16 20:13:29
294.   yankz
Yeah Melk!
2007-05-16 20:14:46
295.   WeMissPaulie
Send him...
2007-05-16 20:15:35
296.   Yankees Brasil
Smart choice to bunt.
2007-05-16 20:16:01
297.   WeMissPaulie
Thats right Joe...get Jorge in.
2007-05-16 20:16:05
298.   WeMissPaulie
Thats right Joe...get Jorge in.
2007-05-16 20:16:48
299.   Raf
285 I can deal with only so many references to food and restaurants. Anyway, those three really don't do much for me.
2007-05-16 20:18:24
300.   Yankees Brasil
Now would be a good time to get a hit Bobby..
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2007-05-16 20:19:47
301.   JeremyM
300 He agreed!
2007-05-16 20:19:53
302.   WeMissPaulie
2007-05-16 20:20:30
303.   yankz
YEAH Abreu!
2007-05-16 20:20:39
304.   ny2ca2dc
wow, JoPo doesn't get it done, but melky & abreu do - sweet. finally! atta boys!
2007-05-16 20:22:07
305.   3rd gen yankee fan
2007-05-16 20:22:08
306.   yankz
2007-05-16 20:22:19
307.   Simone
Derek Jeter! Derek Jeter!
2007-05-16 20:22:32
308.   Yankees Brasil
SWEET Jeter!
2007-05-16 20:22:37
309.   ny2ca2dc
atta boys. This is more like it, capitalizing on mistakes & breaks
2007-05-16 20:25:04
310.   BklynBmr
309 Yeah. It's about time these start going our way.

C'mon, Jason. Keep it going...

2007-05-16 20:36:16
311.   Yankees Brasil
Great Job by Wang so far..
2007-05-16 20:47:30
312.   williamnyy23
Taking out Wang is foolish. Even if Fransworth retires the side on 3 pitches, it's a ridiculous move.
2007-05-16 20:48:52
313.   BklynBmr
311 Make that 'great job'. 91 pitches, now we have Farns... Let's see what happens...
2007-05-16 20:49:52
314.   Zack
With the Wanger at 91 pitches, I would have left him in, but I can't really fault Joe for turning to the BP here. Wang is still building up arm strength...
2007-05-16 20:50:16
315.   BklynBmr
312 Yep. At least give Wanger a short leash in the 8th, if not the f'n 9th...
2007-05-16 20:51:00
316.   williamnyy23
Here comes the anvil...I simply can not understand why you'd remove a highly effective Wang from this game.
2007-05-16 20:51:39
317.   seamus
i'm ok with farnsworth here. but not if he doesn't throw strikes. he drives me nuts when he does this.
2007-05-16 20:51:41
318.   Zack
God damn farnsworth, is it really that hard to have a 1-2-3 inning?
2007-05-16 20:52:32
319.   BklynBmr
A-Rod might just have saved the game right there...
2007-05-16 20:52:44
320.   WeMissPaulie
Wang needs to pitch on Sunday....maybe Joe is saving him.
2007-05-16 20:53:50
321.   williamnyy23
314 Wang isn't building arm strength at this point. He's made 4 starts now and only had 93 pitches. You can absolutely fault Joe for taking out a still effective Wang for an always shaky Farnsworth.
2007-05-16 20:55:10
322.   williamnyy23
320 At 17-20, there is no way Torre can manage for Sunday on Thursday. Getting this win is crucial...if Torre is really looking ahead then he is incompetent.
2007-05-16 20:55:52
323.   williamnyy23
I don't want to be too dramatic, but if Fransworth blows the game here, I think it's a fireable offense.
2007-05-16 20:56:03
324.   BklynBmr
320 What, 10-15 more pitches puts his next start in jeopardy? This was bringing in Farns just to bring in Farns. And now look. Tying run in the box...

This game was Wang to Mo...

2007-05-16 20:56:16
325.   ny2ca2dc
316 Hyperbole alert. you simply can't understand why you'd remove a highly effective Wang... seriously? can't fathom even one reason, even though you (maybe "we", actually) might disagree with it.

Farns always makes this shit interesting.

2007-05-16 20:56:31
326.   williamnyy23
323 Farnsworth...I keep switching the a and r!
2007-05-16 20:57:22
327.   yankz
Oh, Farnsworth, why do you hate my internal organs?
2007-05-16 20:57:23
328.   williamnyy23
325 Correction...I can't fathom a GOOD reason.
2007-05-16 20:57:34
329.   Zack
Does torre seriosuly have Mo warming up to pitch this inning?
2007-05-16 20:58:01
330.   Zack
329 That is to say, to pitch this inning AND next inning?
2007-05-16 20:58:25
331.   ny2ca2dc
come on guys, this is a game we will win. chill (where's will?)
2007-05-16 20:58:40
332.   seamus
323 william - you love being dramatic. don't kid us now...
2007-05-16 20:59:12
333.   Zack
I hate Kyle
2007-05-16 20:59:21
334.   BklynBmr
326 His ARse needs to be switched. To another team. 12 pack of Bud Light sounds good...
2007-05-16 20:59:23
335.   Yankees Brasil
I have a bad feeling about this..
2007-05-16 20:59:37
336.   seamus
glad we survived that.
2007-05-16 21:00:16
337.   Zack
I think the Hawk should be required to say "he gone" everytime one of "his" guys makes a dramatic out. actually, nevermind
2007-05-16 21:00:20
338.   JeremyM
See, what were you guys worried about? Sheesh....
2007-05-16 21:00:40
339.   williamnyy23
The Yankees breath a sigh of relief, but their manager just put them in position to steal defeat from the jaws of victory. They got away with it this time, but as in the past, it sure seems as Torre is determined to give a few more away.
2007-05-16 21:00:52
340.   Zack
Anyone else getting the weird commercial break image?
2007-05-16 21:01:20
341.   BklynBmr
337 The Hawk should be taxidermied — if that's even a word...
2007-05-16 21:02:19
342.   seamus
341 you want to put him on your mantel where you have to look at him all the time? you crazy!
2007-05-16 21:02:33
343.   Clay Caviness
2007-05-16 21:02:43
344.   BklynBmr
Yeah, Melkman!!!
2007-05-16 21:03:03
345.   seamus
so, is melky officially alive?
2007-05-16 21:03:24
346.   Zack
Hey, Melky!
2007-05-16 21:03:27
347.   3rd gen yankee fan
sa-WEET Melky!
2007-05-16 21:03:28
348.   nick
he doesn't wanna bring Kyle in with men on base (& who can blame him)--but yeah, I would've figure Wang was good for another 15 pitches and then Proctor for an out or two if needed...
2007-05-16 21:03:43
349.   ny2ca2dc
Lock up your wives, the Melkman drops bombs. booya!
2007-05-16 21:04:06
350.   yankz
Melky's heating up!
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2007-05-16 21:04:24
351.   nick
whoa! & me busy typing some shit--
2007-05-16 21:04:39
352.   BklynBmr
342 Far from it. I'd put him in the same case they blew up the 'Bartman Ball' and let the feather's fly...
2007-05-16 21:05:45
353.   Yankees Brasil
Is Mo still gonna pitch the 9th??
2007-05-16 21:06:51
354.   BklynBmr
Hip, Hip MVP!!!!
2007-05-16 21:07:17
355.   Zack
Wow, i like this new pitcher!
2007-05-16 21:08:12
356.   3rd gen yankee fan
Holy Pete we might actually w** this one.

(**censored to avoid a jinx)

2007-05-16 21:08:15
357.   ny2ca2dc
there they go again, padding those stats. why not pull JoPo for Phelps, get him another look-see at C. wouldn't Phelps be killer BUC! ;) okokokokokok, not practical, but still.
2007-05-16 21:09:51
358.   yankz
I'd bring in Mo, when was the last time he pitched? And he's already warm.
2007-05-16 21:10:41
359.   ny2ca2dc
ya, let mo get the rust off.

abreu still looks like shit, his leg kick is landing him half way to right center field...

2007-05-16 21:19:34
360.   yankz
OK, now I'd bring in Vizcaino.
2007-05-16 21:19:58
361.   BklynBmr
Man, I hope this is not a head fake from the offense — that they are really getting back to doing what they do best...

I'm hating to think 'save some for tomorrow'. Let's do this again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, etc...

2007-05-16 21:23:02
362.   BklynBmr
That was pretty smooth by Minky on the foul ball...
2007-05-16 21:24:38
363.   williamnyy23
361 So do I...with Garland, Perez and Glavine on deck, they are going to be facing three pretty good pitchers.
2007-05-16 21:24:47
364.   yankz
Freaking bloops...
2007-05-16 21:24:59
365.   3rd gen yankee fan
Hm, popup + bloop single = Mo back in shape?
2007-05-16 21:26:51
366.   yankz
365 That K looked pretty vintage...
2007-05-16 21:27:18
367.   seamus
ok, so, how accurate is gameday with pitch locations? I feel kin dof weird watching the ball appear out of nowhere and land in the strike zone and then complaining.
2007-05-16 21:27:19
368.   Yankees Brasil
363 Im worried about Perez and Glavine. 3-7 against LH starters this season..
2007-05-16 21:28:19
369.   yankz
Game gone!
2007-05-16 21:28:33
370.   3rd gen yankee fan
Allright Yankees!! Gnite guys.

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