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Just Dandy

It’s hookey-gorgeous in the Bronx this afternoon as the Yanks look to sweep the Orioles. Been a good series so far. Andy Pettitte is on the hill for the Bombers.

Go git ‘em boys.

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1 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:10 pm

alright a day game! Let's Go Yan-kees!!!

2 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:11 pm

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Nick Johnson DH

3. Mark Teixeira 1B

4. Alex Rodriguez 3B

5. Robinson Cano 2B

6. Nick Swisher RF

7. Brett Gardner CF

8. Francisco Cervelli C

9. Randy Winn LF

Another night ... err, day ... of the Mighty Mites!!

3 ms october   ~  May 5, 2010 1:16 pm

keep it going andy and the might mites!

it is so nice out - i wish i had taken the day off and gone to the game.
off to a meeting, hopefully they will have a nice lead by the time i get back in.

4 Shaun P.   ~  May 5, 2010 1:17 pm

Maybe this has already been discussed, but if Diane is reading this - I'd love to know how many teams have had 100 or more games where the entire infield has hit in the first five spots of the lineup and the entire OF has hit in the bottom four spots of the lineup. That SS-DH-1B-3B-2B just stands out so much to me . . .

5 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 1:20 pm

[4]

Its something I've actually thought about earlier this year. I just haven't gotten around to plowing through the Retrosheet boxscores yet.

A rainy day project for sure.

6 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:20 pm

[2] [3] is mighty mites some reference to cervix and co playing?

7 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:21 pm

BABY RUTH!!!

8 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:22 pm

alright NJ!

9 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:24 pm

That's good to see!
I mean, I didn't see it, I'm at work, just glancing at Gameday now and then. Still.

10 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:26 pm

Mini Soda Twins!!!

11 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:27 pm

[9] Laser shot into the 2nd deck.

12 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:29 pm

Garrett Atkins.
WTF is up with Garrett Atkins against the Yankees?
And why does this bug me so much?

13 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:30 pm

[11] Whoa.
Thanks!

14 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:32 pm

the DP masters!

15 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:32 pm

GIDP is Andy's best friend today.

16 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 1:33 pm

I'm listing on Gameday Audio ... the Baltimore feed (nice to not have to put up with Tarnished Sterling and Wallowedman)

17 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:36 pm

Yankee starter ERAs:

2.74
1.99
2.00
9.78
1.44

One of these things is not like the others.

18 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 1:37 pm

[17]

Four of those things don't ADD UP to the other!

19 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:37 pm

NICK THE STICK!!!

DUELING NICKS WITH STICKS!!!

20 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:38 pm

ah yes swishie baby!

21 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:38 pm

Nick seems to have slain the NYS demons that haunted him last year.

22 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:39 pm

[17] that is kind of fun to look at though. if only vazquez would learn how to pitch again.

23 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:39 pm

[18] Damn, I wish I'd thought of that.

I bet Mattpat would love to have Dave Hernandez in the Yankee bullpen. He's Scary Fly Ball Man par excellence.

24 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:39 pm

Bring on the Mighty Mites!

25 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:40 pm

orioles pitching coach just got thrown out for arguing balls and strikes for those not listening.

26 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 1:41 pm

Hahahahahaha

There goes Gritner again, hitting 'em where there at!

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 5, 2010 1:42 pm

There he goes again, hittin' 'em where they be!

(Have I mentioned this Baltimore defense sucks ass? I mean, really, it's an embarrassment.)

28 Shaun P.   ~  May 5, 2010 1:42 pm

[21] Swisher is having an excellent year (so far). Kevin Long to the rescue again.

[17] [22] If only they'd stay that low all season! Except Javy's, of course.

29 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:43 pm

[25] Grazie.
[26] Off the first baseman's glove in the first base hole?

30 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:44 pm

[29] yeah

31 Sliced Bread   ~  May 5, 2010 1:45 pm

extreme slo-mo shows half-way to 2nd base Gritner stopped to tie his shoes, and blow a booger out of his nose, before completing the steal.

32 Sliced Bread   ~  May 5, 2010 1:45 pm

[31] yes, he's THAT FAST.

33 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:46 pm

He heh.
Grounder that doesn't leave the IF, then a K, and Brett's on third.

34 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 1:46 pm

[32]

I think this will become the next internet meme .... "Gritner is so fast . . . "

35 Shaun P.   ~  May 5, 2010 1:51 pm

[34] Or a Carson routine:

"How fast is he?"

(Yes I know Carson is dead, but that's what it made me think of.)

36 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:51 pm

Pettitte's ERA just dropped below AJ's.

37 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 1:53 pm

... and plummeting!

Wow, that was an excellent inning. Andy's cruising at CG pace.

Sadly, I have to go. I'll definitely catch the last innings.

38 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:53 pm

36 pitches through 3 IP. Nice start!

39 thelarmis   ~  May 5, 2010 1:55 pm

The NY Nicks = 2 points!

: )

40 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 1:55 pm

[39] sounds about right for the Nicks that play in MSG too.

41 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 1:57 pm

[39]

eagerly awaiting the call of "and 1!"

42 williamnyy23   ~  May 5, 2010 2:02 pm

Brett Gardner is so fast, not even Chuck Norris can catch him.

43 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 2:02 pm

Yes Mo says "Oh, No!" for Baby Ruth ...

I

44 williamnyy23   ~  May 5, 2010 2:04 pm

Seems like Cano is back to extending the strike zone. Hopefully, Long gets him back on track soon.

45 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 2:06 pm

[44]

amen ....

46 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 2:19 pm

(crickets chirping)

47 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 2:21 pm

Ugh. Not so dandy, Andy.

48 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 2:22 pm

all things considered that could have been worse.

49 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 2:23 pm

Much better!

50 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 2:29 pm

Wow. The Orioles are *really* awful in the field.

51 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 2:30 pm

was that a legit hit? sounded weird according to sterling and waldman.

52 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 2:31 pm

ok i get bunting with cervelli on first. but why bunt with gardner on first? This is one place I agree with the Girardi critics. Though I guess if you always rely on the steal that does lead to being easier to throw out.

53 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 2:32 pm

Tejada is not a 3B .... Wigginton is not a 2B ... Atkins isn't a good 1B ....

54 rbj   ~  May 5, 2010 2:34 pm

Small-ball Yankees!

55 rbj   ~  May 5, 2010 2:39 pm

followed up by big-ball Yankees!

56 Diane Firstman   ~  May 5, 2010 2:39 pm

Also, Montanez is not a CF . . .

57 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 2:56 pm

Uh oh, Andy out after 77 pitches?

58 tommyl   ~  May 5, 2010 2:56 pm

Um, Andy is hurt? This is really, really not good.

59 thelarmis   ~  May 5, 2010 2:57 pm

why the hell is andy out? please tell me he's NOT injured!!!

only 77 pitches thru 5. what gives???

60 joe   ~  May 5, 2010 2:57 pm

Hey guys, just fired up the gameday and am wondering the same thing
Is he hurt?

61 tommyl   ~  May 5, 2010 3:01 pm

[59] He's hurt, at least Girardi went to speak to the umpires to tell them that's why Andy was being lifted (so Mitre could warm up in his own time). No report on what the injury is.

62 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 3:01 pm

Wow, the Orioles are just playing crappy, crappy baseball ...

63 monkeypants   ~  May 5, 2010 3:03 pm

wha' happened to Andy?

64 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 5, 2010 3:04 pm

That guy--Atkins?--should be released.

65 Yankster   ~  May 5, 2010 3:07 pm

Well, that ain't no good. We need Andy. First person figures out what's going on and posts it wins a free@#$@

66 Yankster   ~  May 5, 2010 3:12 pm

4th double play?

67 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 3:28 pm

Oh, yeah, that's right, it's Sergio Mitre on the mound.

68 monkeypants   ~  May 5, 2010 3:34 pm

[65] My guess: they're trying to "stretch" Mitre to take over Javy's slot in the rotation. That, or Andy is hurt.

69 ms october   ~  May 5, 2010 3:35 pm

[68] i am feeling toopessimistic about either prospect.

70 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 3:36 pm

[68] I'm gonna say Andy is "hurt" as in had some little tweak that they wanted to be careful with.

Javy's going to get several more starts before they make any change in the rotation.

71 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 3:36 pm

spin ... click.

spin ... click.

72 rbj   ~  May 5, 2010 3:44 pm

[70] That's toodepressing. Javy is a NL pitcher.

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 5, 2010 3:48 pm

I think this might be the worst defense I have ever seen.

74 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm back.
Crud, Andy's hurt, huh? Bad.

75 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 3:55 pm

Man, when Robertson gets hit, he gets clobbered.

76 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 3:56 pm

D-Rob is not-yet-ready-for-prime-time.

77 Yankster   ~  May 5, 2010 3:58 pm

With 1/6 of the season gone, we've got to be a little nervous about the hitting of ARod and Teixeira, don't we? Everyone is saying that they'll hit. That they'll return to something close to their historic numbers, but with an OPS of .622 through 26 games, Teixeira sucks, and he sucks almost as bad as someone everyone agrees is a pit of despair: Ortiz, (OPS of .598).

Yes his defense is amazing, but so is Cervelli's (OPS of .893) and that doesn't seem to matter much to most here relative to offensive production.

I'm just sayin I'd like to see a little more panic in the streets. More wailing and gnashing of teeth. Where does all the patience come from?

78 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 3:59 pm

Hmmmm.

79 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 3:59 pm

Dear oh dear, Robertson is just LOST this year.

Melancon might not be in Scranton long ...

80 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 3:59 pm

[77] Nah.
But I am somewhat concerned about the non-Mo portion of the bullpen. Their ERA is dangerously close to 5.

81 thelarmis   ~  May 5, 2010 4:00 pm

jesus motherfucking christ. what the hell. half our pen is sucking balls. : /

82 rbj   ~  May 5, 2010 4:01 pm

Um, this is doubleplus ungood. C'mon two more lousy outs.

83 thelarmis   ~  May 5, 2010 4:01 pm

we need some Dancin' Melancon...

84 ny2ca2dc   ~  May 5, 2010 4:01 pm

WTH is wrong with Robertson. I had been hoping Melancon would've stayed up and Robertson sent out - he's been terrible.

85 ms october   ~  May 5, 2010 4:01 pm

that we haven't heard anything about an andy injury yet is hopefully a good sign.

[77] i think the patience comes from a well established pattern of being a slow starter and then turning it on. also, he doesn' *look* toasted the way papi does (for the most part).
i do think alex will turn the power on soon, but i do hope it is soon.

86 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:02 pm

Not-Mo!
So this means Joe is at least slightly worried about Mariano's stiffness.

87 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 4:02 pm

[77] THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER ...

MASS HYSTERIA!!!!!!!

Feel better now?

88 seamus   ~  May 5, 2010 4:03 pm

[85] nor does Tex have the multi-year downward trending of big fail.

89 ms october   ~  May 5, 2010 4:03 pm

[86] i think he just really wants to give him the full week off.

90 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 4:03 pm

[86] Or he's trying to buy another 2 days off for Mo before starting the Boston series.

91 Yankster   ~  May 5, 2010 4:04 pm

[87] much

92 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:07 pm

Right, but it must be a pretty serious concern, since we're seeing Boone Logan in a Save Situation.

93 ny2ca2dc   ~  May 5, 2010 4:08 pm

CHoP come back soon...

94 ms october   ~  May 5, 2010 4:08 pm

wtf loogan - julio lugo?

95 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:08 pm

Like watching a train wreck.

96 williamnyy23   ~  May 5, 2010 4:09 pm

Does Girardi feel the need to overmanage, or does he have a good reason to avoid using his better pitches? After Robertson gave up the HR to Reimold, he should have gone right to Aceves.

97 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:09 pm

Whoa. Still no Mo.

98 ny2ca2dc   ~  May 5, 2010 4:10 pm

So Logan gets to 0-2 then throws a bunch of crap in the lefty batter's box.

Come on Ace!

99 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:10 pm

If Wigginton gets on... Markakis is a lefty...

100 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 5, 2010 4:11 pm

One more, please, for the love of God...

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101 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 4:12 pm

[92] I don't know if it's a matter of serious concern, but rather a situation of risk analysis and an approach of favoring the long term. Rivera was available for today's game. I just think Girardi's decided the 2 days of rest are more important than having Mo in the game today, regardless of the situation.

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 5, 2010 4:12 pm

Pfew.

103 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:12 pm

Whew.
Ace of trumps, baby.

104 Yankster   ~  May 5, 2010 4:12 pm

and there it is. not so bad. just a little excitement.

105 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 4:13 pm

Way to go, Vulture.

106 ms october   ~  May 5, 2010 4:13 pm

[101] i agree - and it is certainly what i want to believe.

107 RIYank   ~  May 5, 2010 4:16 pm

[101] Could be.
I don't know what situation is "more important" than the ninth inning with the go-ahead run on base, but then again it's not productive to speculate about what Girardi is thinking, when it comes to the bullpen.

Anyway, it worked out. Good ol' Ace.

108 williamnyy23   ~  May 5, 2010 4:17 pm

Giving Mo another day off isn't the problem...trusting Boone Logan with the game when you have Aceves available is. Girardi seems determined to prove to the world that the lefty-lefty matchup is the key to victory. He has problem blown 2 wins already this season and almost added another one. I am just glad Wigginton was up before Markakis because Logan probably would have been left.

109 williamnyy23   ~  May 5, 2010 5:13 pm

I really didn't like the sound of Pettitte's injury....sitffness around the elbow is worrisome. I hope the Yankees have a volume discount on that MRI.

110 thelarmis   ~  May 5, 2010 5:20 pm

[109] esp after he had stiffness on top of his forearm after his last start.

ugh. this can end really badly. : /

let's hope the mri comes back clean and he'll be alright...

crossing all digits...and eyes!

111 The Hawk   ~  May 5, 2010 5:23 pm

Yeah going into the season I was worried about the age/injury issue ... And away we go!

It's funny, cause the Yanks tried to get younger, but that doesn't mean they can turn back the clock on guys like Pettitte and Posada. Not to mention the irony of Granderson - a "get younger" centerpiece - getting knocked out for a month (or more???)

112 williamnyy23   ~  May 5, 2010 5:42 pm

[111] I'll go with the Yankees age anyday, especially when it also includes so much quality. The Yankees may not have great depth. but they have great talent, which should keep them afloat amid all these nicks and bruises. Now, if they suffer another major injury, that could knock them a notch below the Rays and back toward the Sox.

113 cult of basebaal   ~  May 5, 2010 5:49 pm

From LoHud:


Andy Pettitte pitched only five innings and threw only 77 pitches against the Orioles today, and the reason he checked out early was stiffness just above the back of his elbow. That was the area Joe Girardi pointed to during his postgame press conference. Pettitte has gone for an MRI. It turns out that he also had stiffness during his last start against the White Sox, but that was on the top of his forearm. So the Yankees kept checking with him after each inning of this start.

114 a.O   ~  May 5, 2010 6:42 pm

Update from LoHud:

MRI results, taken today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, on Andy Pettitte, revealed mild inflammation of his left elbow. It will be treated conservatively and will be evaluated on a daily basis at this point.

115 OldYanksFan   ~  May 5, 2010 7:05 pm

From LoHud:
Andy Pettitte update
This is the latest from the Yankees regarding Andy Pettitte:

MRI results, taken today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, on Andy Pettitte, revealed mild inflammation of his left elbow. It will be treated conservatively and will be evaluated on a daily basis at this point.
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I want to know WHAT specifically is inflamed.
It sounds like they don't really know and are trying to downplay it.

116 OldYanksFan   ~  May 5, 2010 7:06 pm

Oops.... gotta refresh my screen once in a while.

117 OldYanksFan   ~  May 5, 2010 7:11 pm

h/t to RAB:
"My feeling is Andy will at least miss a start, just because," Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor prior to receiving the test results.

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=5165732
Not so great.

118 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 5, 2010 8:52 pm

another day game? oh well..glad the boys won! Worried about Andy and Jorge Po...age starting to creep in...

119 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 5, 2010 9:29 pm

This just in..the Angels stink...going to lose their 3rd in a row to the Sox..

120 davehyde   ~  May 5, 2010 11:17 pm

Regarding the photo above: I'd recommend the film "Exit Through the Gift Shop" which was directed by Banksy and features him as the sometimes subject of the film. His art is fantastic and his transition to film was seemless as he managed a truly fascinating debut that's stayed a topic of debate for me n the missus since seeing it last week.

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