"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Jav-Full or Jav-Empty?

I’ll take Jav-full as Javier Vazquez looks to have a good outing today in the first of two against the Tigers.

Go git ‘em, Hoss, and Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

Categories:  Bronx Banter  Game Thread

Share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via email %PRINT_TEXT

222 comments

Show/Hide Comments 1-100
1 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 12:30 pm

Alex - i like your newfound optimism! : )

as Cliff stated in an earlier comment - it's Golson back up, not Miranda. LoHud states Alby is in detroit in case we need a pitcher for game dos...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOGI!!!

Diane - glad you saw the Rush reference!

nyyfan22 - yeah man, i never understood why some people consider Rush metal. hmm... definitely 'prog rock'!

nice 10 minute piece on Mo in Panama last night on espn.

GO YANKS!!!

2 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 12:31 pm

Ohh, Alex!
I don't know whether to laugh, cry or squirm at that headline.
Oy.

3 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 12:31 pm

oh yeah - william's most excellent Captain's Blog was mentioned and linked to by Neyer in his Wednesday Wangdoodles column today!

4 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 12:32 pm

I'm going to stay optimistic. Javy is going to go on a Mussina 2008 arc starting tonight.

Now, as long as we don't stick with the effing rotating DH, hopefully the team doesn't go on a 2008 run.

5 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 12:34 pm

"If the Yankees need to make a pitching move between games, someone is hear waiting."

Why does that sound like a threat?

6 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 12:37 pm

[5] 'coz it's albaladejo?

7 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 12:38 pm

[6] No!

8 Sliced Bread   ~  May 12, 2010 12:42 pm

the glass is Jav-full... of highly combustible clear fuel which will explode by the 3rd inning.

I kid, I kid! Javy's going 6 quality today.

9 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 12:44 pm

Mattpat is optimistic about the Vazquez start.
Which sign of the apocalypse is that?

10 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 12:56 pm

Is there any team that doesn't have a guy that has multiple HR off Javy?

11 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:02 pm

as much as i LOVE the record 2112, i really really really hope that's not our record at the end of the doubleheader...

12 Chyll Will   ~  May 12, 2010 1:02 pm

[9] Is that the Sixth Sense, Seventh Seal or Eighth Wonder?

13 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:05 pm

[10] The Yankees?

14 Chyll Will   ~  May 12, 2010 1:07 pm

[13] I dunno about that; with the Gardner State anything's possible...

15 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:10 pm

That was quick

16 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 1:10 pm

Well this is annoying, I can't get the local radio broadcast of the game.

17 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:12 pm

[13] Granderson

18 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:13 pm

"Deep"

19 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 1:13 pm

[16] and the 0-2 pitch... hit HIGH in the air to left..
[long pause]
so here's damon with one away...

20 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:14 pm

Thames has a couple off him too.

21 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 1:15 pm
22 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 1:15 pm

[19]

I'm listening to the Tigers radio feed (thank heavens for mlb.com)

23 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:16 pm

well, that went well!

24 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Wow!
A scoreless inning!
What's next, frogs from the sky?

25 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:17 pm

That was quick too.

26 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:17 pm

[22] i'm listening to Paul Gilbert - thank god for rock 'n roll guitar shredders! : )

that said, i'm following the game online, watching the braves game (on mute) and have to abandon all to get stuff done...

27 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 1:17 pm

[24] now now, he's had scoreless innings this year.

28 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:18 pm

[24] It's a biblical afternoon. See [9], cit. [4].

29 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 1:18 pm

[27] How many? Two? Three, maybe?

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 1:19 pm

[28] :)

31 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:19 pm

[27] But now many of them were innings that didn't involve line drives at people?

32 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:19 pm

[21] thanks for that. (i think)

33 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:20 pm

[28] don't forget to dip your pinkie in the wine. and lean to the left!

34 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 1:21 pm

[29] hmm, good question. I count 14 before today.

35 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 1:22 pm

is everything a strike today?

36 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 1:22 pm

[31] what's your point? that they weren't good scoreless innings? who cares. if you're trying to argue that javy hasn't been good, you won't find that here.

37 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 1:22 pm

[28]

I don't see the Cardinals or Padres on my schedule ...

38 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:24 pm

It's so easy to like Nick Swisher.

39 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:26 pm

i really wish randy winn wasn't at the dish.

40 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 1:26 pm

hmm. pitching around Winn?

41 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:26 pm

...though i'm glad he didn't make an out.

i like el nino, but i wish there weren't 2 outs already...

42 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:27 pm

Come on, Squirt! Hit it!

43 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:28 pm

Good try, kid.

44 Crazy8Rick   ~  May 12, 2010 1:34 pm

How bout Javy half EMPTY!!!!!

45 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:34 pm

vewy vewy nice, javy!

46 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:34 pm

I didn't want to jinx it, but I've been watching these first two innings closely: Javy now has exactly as many Earned Runs as Innings Pitched! His ERA has dropped to 9.0!

47 a.O   ~  May 12, 2010 1:38 pm

Brett the Jett about to blast off?

48 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 1:39 pm

Worry point for Jeter:

2010 GB/FB ratio (prior to today): 2.08

career rate: 1.22

49 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 1:39 pm

[46] Shush!

Meanwhile, Tigers' announcers are very impressed with Gardner's speed ...

50 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 1:40 pm

Another worry point:

Line Drive rate: Career: 22%; 2010: 16%

51 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:42 pm

[48] sensei over at nomaas has a solid metrics piece today on jeter's worrisome tendencies at the plate thus far this season.

52 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:46 pm

Its impossible to give up a homer to Everett, right?

53 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 1:46 pm

[34] Really?
Fourteen?
That's amazing.

54 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:48 pm

I hate waste pitches

55 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 1:49 pm

that's 4 K's. all swinging, i believe!

56 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 1:52 pm

Have the Yankees secretly replaced Javy Vazquez with a pitcher?

57 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 1:53 pm

Ha!

58 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 1:54 pm

AAAAAAAHHHH1!!

What a buffoon!!!

59 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Can someone explain what happened on Posada's hit? For those of us who aren't watching.

60 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 1:59 pm

Randy Winn scares the pants off Rick Porcello, huh?

61 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 2:00 pm

Winn apparently strikes fear into the heart of the young pony pirate.

62 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 2:01 pm

RISP with two outs. ouch.

63 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:01 pm

So far so good for Javy, but the injuries on offense are really starting to take their toll.

64 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 2:01 pm

I hate wasted opportunities.

65 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:02 pm

[63] i'm sure you saw that neyer linked to your blog today...?!

66 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:05 pm

Well, the velocity isn't up today, but the command is much improved, which is a good sign.

67 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:07 pm

Four scoreless innings!

68 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:09 pm

[65] Yes...I was wondering why my readership increased by about 300 times! I hope some of the people come back.

69 Sliced Bread   ~  May 12, 2010 2:09 pm

[66] I've been saying all along, his velocity is not the problem.. Command and confidence have been the issues. You can get by on an 88,89, 90mph fastball (even if you're supposed to be throwing 94mph) if you can hit your targets.

70 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:10 pm

Losing Ace worries me. I'd feel confident about our chances today if he were in the bullpen.

71 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:11 pm

[69] Yes, you just don't have nearly the same margin for error.

72 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 2:11 pm

Nothing's going Derek's way

73 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:11 pm

[70] Ace is a big loss....I really think this is a big game for the Yankees. With the stregth of their upcoming schedule combined with all the injuries taking a toll, they could be headed for a rough stretch.

Arod, Tex and Jeter have to carry the load.

74 Sliced Bread   ~  May 12, 2010 2:12 pm

[71] true dat

75 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 2:13 pm

[71] And not if you have a mid 80s change

76 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 2:13 pm

[59] inge dropped a foul pop up, posada doubled on the next pitch

77 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:17 pm

[76] Ah, thanks!

Go Javy Go!

78 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:22 pm

Uh oh.

79 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:22 pm

Ruh roh.

80 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:22 pm

c'mon javy, don't lose that command now!

81 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Uh no...losing it with the bottom of the lineup. Not good.

82 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Hey, thelarmis, "Javy Vazquez" anagrams to...

83 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:23 pm

[68] oh good, you deserve it! the link just goes to the griffey post. i hope those readers click on "home" or something, and check out the main page. it's not all yankees stuff, so hopefully the "haters" will continue to check your blog.

84 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:24 pm

I love Adam Everett!

85 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:24 pm

Well done by JoPo and Eiland to get Javy retracked!

86 Sliced Bread   ~  May 12, 2010 2:24 pm

runs please

87 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:25 pm

[82] not sure, but "Javier Vazquez" anagrams to...

VIVA JAZZ QUEER !!!

88 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:25 pm

go jazz queer go!

89 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:26 pm

[87] Oh.
The answer I was looking for was: nothing.
Yours is intriguing, I must say.

90 a.O   ~  May 12, 2010 2:26 pm

5 innings of 1-hit ball?!?! WTF

91 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2010 2:26 pm

Just got in.... don't know if the news is good or not. JV obviously doesn't like it when I watch him.

Is our offense beginning to slack off? ARod and Jeter doing nothing lately.

92 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:27 pm

Yankee bats have to wake up here...maybe we need more Brains.

93 Sliced Bread   ~  May 12, 2010 2:27 pm

{85] good cop/bad cop

Eiland (to Javy): Let's go kid, you can do it. Just remember the stuff we worked on.

Posada (to Javy): wiff this punk or I'll beat your ass.

94 seamus   ~  May 12, 2010 2:27 pm

[87] that's frackin awesome

95 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 2:27 pm

Hey, this Javy kid is pretty good -- he's the SWB call up, right?

96 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:28 pm

Javy Nagila!

97 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:29 pm

Porcello had been as bad as Javy...wonder if this is a case of two teams not thrilled about playing a double header?

98 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:30 pm

[97] Can't predict baseball.
I don't know why some people try to predict it. You can't. It's unpredictable.

99 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:31 pm

[97]

... on a Wednesday afternoon ... in May .... in Detroit.

100 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:32 pm

I gotta say, the classic rock songs they play when coming out of the commercial break on the Tigers radio broadcast makes it worth the price of admission.

Show/Hide Comments 101-200
101 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:32 pm

Mean while, Ortiz has Boston's only hit through four. Another pitcher's duel up there. Marcum vs Wake, Javy vs. Porcello, no runs among the four teams in a total of nine innings between them.

102 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:32 pm

[98] John Sterling?

103 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:33 pm

This could be the game deciding inning.

104 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:33 pm

[96] Mazel Tov!

105 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:34 pm

[102] Cigar.

106 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:34 pm

Why has he gone away from the fastball? Basehits on a curve and change...really make no sense.

107 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:34 pm

Hoo boy.

108 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:34 pm

[103] not in a good way...

109 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 2:35 pm

[100] when yes comes back from commercial, there's some weird audio clip of michael kay saying something along the lines of "...coming into work, but it's not really work..." i've heard it a few times.

110 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:36 pm

It sure looks like Cashman made a big mistake with Damon. I hope the money saved was worth it.

111 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:36 pm

and there it is.

keep it at 1 and then destroy porcello...

112 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:36 pm

Was that pitch to Ordonez really a change?
Vazquez has an 88 mph change-up to go with his 88 mph fastball?
Why do they call it "change"?

113 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:37 pm

[110] yeah. i really wanted him back...

114 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:37 pm

[98] It's not FOOTBALL! This isn't basketball! In baseball you lose games 'cause you lose games!

115 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:37 pm

[112] Gameday isn't always accurate...looking at the numbers, it was likely a fastball.

116 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:38 pm

Ugh. Hanging curves make me queasy.

117 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:38 pm

[112] 'coz the 8's were in reverse order. sheesh, do i have to explain everything to you?

118 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:38 pm

3rd time through line-up .... seems like they have him measured now ...

119 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:38 pm

If Javy implodes here, it erases everything he did over the fist 5.

120 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:38 pm

[114] Ya know, weeping, I couldn't agree with you more. And so does Joe Torre! Joe Torre told me that, and he's Joe Torre. I know nothing. What do I know? Don't listen to me. But Joe Torre, well, that's something.

121 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:39 pm

[96] You.
Are.
In.
Sane,
Diane.

122 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:39 pm

Another hit on a change...he has again abandoned his fastball. If this is a good game for Vazquez, I really don't think he is going to work out.

123 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:39 pm

Oh, NOgan is up.

124 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:40 pm

He throws a fastball and gets a double play...seems so simple, yet...

125 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:41 pm

[120] Hah ah ha hah ah ah ah ah ah ah h !!!

126 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:41 pm

[121]

oh, that's an old one of mine .... :-)

127 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:42 pm

Two runs feels like a mountain, especially with the Tigers bullpen.

128 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 2:42 pm

Ok, Yankees can recover from that damage. But how about scoring some runs!

Did they forget the keys to Score Truck?

129 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:42 pm

[126] You belong on a stage. Or in an asylum.
I've not quite decided yet. :)

130 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:43 pm

[129]

I've done some amateur stand-up from time-to-time.
(and I've been in therapy for years) :-)

131 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:44 pm

[128]

No trucks (or vehicles for that matter) are being produced in Detroit anymore ...

132 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:45 pm

Is this game being played under a time limit? Any reason why the Yankees are swinging at every pitch? Is Derek Jeter the new hitting coach :)

133 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:46 pm

eric hinske has been getting some playing time and hitting for the braves. not sure why we just let him go without even an afterthought...

134 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:47 pm

[132]

"4 o'clock is Wopner ..."

135 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 2:47 pm

Ugh. The Ramiro Pena Experience boys and girls.

136 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:48 pm

Today is not Ramiro Pena day.

137 Eirias   ~  May 12, 2010 2:48 pm

I do not appreciate this, offense.

138 ny2ca2dc   ~  May 12, 2010 2:48 pm

Why is Pena starting over Russo today, anyway?

139 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:49 pm

Can Russo play 3B? Pena has been brutal.

140 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 2:49 pm

[131] True dat.

141 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:50 pm

I hope Dave Robertson is ready.

142 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:51 pm

Granderson and Johnson could both be gone for another month. The Yankees are going to need to make a move because their depth is not very good.

143 ny2ca2dc   ~  May 12, 2010 2:52 pm

The knock on Russo as a UIF candidate is that he can't (really) play SS. He's a natural 2B that's played plenty of 3B (and some SS and OF)

144 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 2:52 pm

[142] what would you do? miranda?

145 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:53 pm

[144] At the very least...they may need to make a trade because too many ABs by Thames, Winn and Pena will add up to loses.

146 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 2:54 pm

[142] Johnson's gonna be gone for a month? Has there been good news I've missed?

147 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 2:54 pm

do you think john sterling's call on a miranda hr would be something like "read that man his rights!"? "miranda's bat waives its right to remain silent!"?

148 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:54 pm

[146] I am being optimistic.

149 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:55 pm

[145] I've been thinking about trades.
Cervelli is a pretty good trade chip. I love the guy, but let's face it, his value to other teams will be much greater than his value to the Yankees...

150 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 2:55 pm

[147]

Better that than, "Oh ... Carmen!"

151 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:56 pm

[130] :)

152 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 2:56 pm

[148] Aren''t you being toooptomistic?

153 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:56 pm

[147] I'm thinking, "Mirandized!"

154 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:57 pm

[149] Two names rumored to be available are Wigginton and DeJesus. Both would be ideal, but who knows at what price.

If they can sell high on Cervelli, they have to consider it.

155 Alex Belth   ~  May 12, 2010 2:57 pm

Hell of a day for Pena at the plate...

156 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 2:57 pm

[147] Hah ah ha ah a a !!
Oh, dear Lord.

157 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 2:58 pm

[154] Right, that's the kind of thing I'm thinking about.
What would be the price for Miguel Cabrera? Does the baggage bring his price down?

158 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:58 pm

Pending reinforcements, the Yankees need Jeter to relearn his approach, because his free swinging has been a big problem.

159 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 2:58 pm

I'm assuming Javy is done for the day?

7 innings, 5 hits + 2 BB, 2ER & 7Ks. Quality start.

The hitters, on the other hand. . . not so quality.

160 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 2:59 pm

[157] I'd be shocked if he was available.

161 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 2:59 pm

[148] theme of the day!

very good outing by javy nagila

162 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:00 pm

Another three pitch AB for Jeter...he's slowing down.

163 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 3:00 pm

i don't want to trade cervelli. maybe i'm influenced by his high babip, but i really like him as a backup. with all our shitty defensive catchers, it's good to have a great defensive backup.

164 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 3:01 pm

[154] ty cobbinton would be great. i wonder if he'd be pricier simply 'coz it'd be intradivision...

165 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:02 pm

BoSox have one hit through six against Shaun Marcus.

[160] He's very expensive. If the Tigers are too far behind at the end of June...

166 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:03 pm

[163] But Austin Romine is nearly ready. And for another team, Cervelli could start, which makes him much more valuable.

I mean, it depends who you could get, of course. You'd have to get a real player.

167 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:04 pm

I wonder if these ABs look at pathetic on TV as they do on gameday.

It seems like the scouting report is to swing early and often.

168 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 3:06 pm

[167] pretty pathetic, but jeter did hit that last line drive pretty hard.

169 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 3:07 pm

It's "Oh,NO"gan.

Lovely.

Can somebody please take Coffee Joe's toys away?

170 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:07 pm

Is Joe waving the white flag, or does he really think Logan is a good idea here?

171 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:07 pm

John McDonald takes Wakey deep, 3-0 Jays.

172 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:08 pm

[171] Those Red Sox score might become important again.

173 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:08 pm

No, sorry, it was Bautista who homered.

174 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 3:09 pm

This'll be our first shut out, no?

175 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:10 pm

[174] No, because we're going to score.

176 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:10 pm

Uh, no, it was Snider who homered.
Wow, Gameday was all fugged up on that one.

177 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 3:11 pm

OK .... rally caps on! :-)

178 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:12 pm

[169] [170] Cult and William, Boone Logan has a little message for you. But I'm too polite to pass it along.

179 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:13 pm

[178] Sorry, Boone...but let's see you do it again.

180 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 3:13 pm

A good outing from Javy, & a good inning from Logan, you can't waste such good pitching guys.

181 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 3:13 pm

Music coming out of commercial on Tigers radio broadcast this 1/2 inning:

Spirit of Radio

I believe that to be a good sign.

182 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 3:14 pm

Michael Kay whining about Valverde all fucking game has been like a constant toothache.

183 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:14 pm

More hacking....guess they cant wait to get to the in between game buffet.

184 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 3:15 pm

[180] Not to be a grammar nazi, but in this case, I must insist on proper use of the comma: "You can't waste such good pitching, guys."

Changes the whole sense of the thing.

Remember the panda and all, who eats shoots and leaves rather than eats, shoots, and leaves.

:)

185 ny2ca2dc   ~  May 12, 2010 3:15 pm

I hate wasting this pitching. From Javy and Logan! yeesh!

186 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:16 pm

Cano hacks at the 1-0....is anyone minding the store?

This hasn't been a good effort...almost seems like the team was a bystander to Vazquez' outing. Pretty pathetic.

187 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:17 pm

Now Posada swings 1-0, despite trailing by 2 against a guy who throws splitters out of the zone.

188 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 3:18 pm

[184] Usually I am better. I blame the offense for being so offensively bad that it has crept into postings.

189 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 3:19 pm

Keep hope ALIVE!

190 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 3:19 pm

[188] :)

191 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:19 pm

Okay, there's the runner.
Now Swish...

If we get to Pena, will Joe pinch hit?

192 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 3:19 pm

[187] Its also no fun when they all go up there and decide that they are going to take the first two pitches regardless of what they are.

193 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:20 pm

Through seven the Red Sox have two hits, both by Papi.

194 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:20 pm

[192] It's not about fun...it's about trying to induce a walk from a guy who gives them out.

195 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:21 pm

Now Swisher should be swinging because after him there are no hits.

196 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:22 pm

Dude can pitch, no doubt about it.

197 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 3:22 pm

He really does look like an assclown with that gyration.

198 rbj   ~  May 12, 2010 3:22 pm

And that's the ball game.

199 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 3:22 pm

Hopefully they show up for the regularly scheduled game.

200 51cq24   ~  May 12, 2010 3:22 pm

goddamn it. he should be looking splitter there, it was obvious.

Show/Hide Comments 201-222
201 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 3:26 pm

The ultimate answer to the question Alex's header asked?

Both.

202 Mattpat11   ~  May 12, 2010 3:28 pm

[194] The Yankees strategy against Curt Schilling and David Wells for years and years and years was to go up there and take pitches. Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to what they do at the plate, and when they go up there and decide that they are going to take pitches, they swing at absolutely nothing and get themselves in a hole.

203 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 3:30 pm

[172] i never doubted that. even though RI told me not to worry about the shit sox!

204 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 3:33 pm

[181] "one likes to believe in the freedom of music!" (lyrics by Peart)

on my first professional recording session, i recorded 'Spirit of Radio'. i was 13, freshman in high school. : )

205 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 3:35 pm

[193] stop worrying about the shit sox. they're duking out 4th place w/ the blow jays.

sound familiar?! : p

206 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 3:40 pm

[203] Eh, I've gotten sanguine in my old age. I don't worry about anybody else. Not the Red Sox, not the Rays.

Just the games the Yankees play.

207 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 3:41 pm

Anyways, this one's in the books.

Time to look forward to Huuuuuuuuuuuughsie pitching tonite.

208 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2010 3:55 pm

[205] Third Place. The loser of the fight will get the consolation prize of Fourth Place.
I'm not worried about them. I just love it when they lose.

209 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 3:57 pm

[208] yes, i love it when they lose, too! 2 outs away...

hopefully, nancy grounds into a game ending dp...

210 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:00 pm

[208] damnit. they might not lose...

211 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 4:02 pm

Game 2 lineup.

Derek Jeter DH
Brett Gardner CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Marcus Thames LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena SS

RHP Phil Hughes

Looks like the Ramiro Pena Experience is playing a 2nd show!

212 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:03 pm

[211] if this were in cleveland, there'd be no encore for pena!

213 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:05 pm

fat liar struck out looking.

sweet.

1 more out.

belTRE up.

214 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:05 pm

fat liar struck out looking.

sweet.

1 more out.

belTRE up

215 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:05 pm

oh, fuck you, word press!

216 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:06 pm

tito ejected

217 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 4:07 pm

fuck. 3-2.

belTRE singled.

darnell up.

please make an out!

218 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 4:10 pm

[217] Grasshopper, you must learn the art of Zen and 162 game season ...

=)

219 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 4:21 pm

[208] Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired.

220 cult of basebaal   ~  May 12, 2010 4:29 pm

[219] Well, you have my attention now!

221 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2010 4:39 pm

[220] Good, 'cause it's either fuck or walk, pal!

222 williamnyy23   ~  May 12, 2010 4:40 pm

[211] With a right going, the Yankees can't afford to lose Posada's bat. The better call would have been to use Jorge as the DH and have Jeter play both games at SS.

Adding Thames to the outfield makes no sense either. Bonderman is right handed, so you gain nothing. The Yankees current roster alignment make little sense. Cashman needs to get on the phone and figure something out because the schedule doesn't get easier.

It's kind of appropriate that all of the injuries have come to a head in Detroit because it highlights the folly of letting Damon go.

feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via email
"This ain't football. We do this every day."
--Earl Weaver