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One Ringy-Dingy, Two Ringy-Dingy

Calling Phil Hughes, calling Phil Hughes.

The Yanks need ya, Hoss.

Go git ‘em, boys.

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 14, 2011 6:41 pm

Feliciano being hurt and missing a lot of the 2011 season is not going to hurt the Yankees.

If Phil Hughes is hurt . . . uh-oh. I really hope he shows some solid velocity and movement tonight on the fastball. Is it warm in NYC? That would make me feel better (fastball speed goes up with temperature).

2 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 6:57 pm

I'm scared

3 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 6:58 pm

[1] It is warmish, 62

4 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:02 pm

Hey, the Yankees are on up here tonight, YES feed. On that note, I forgot just how much the sound of Michael Kay's voice hurts my brain.

5 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Hughes looks like he's still throwing batting practice fastballs. Grrr..

6 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:11 pm

Making it worse is Kay's pitch-by-pitch velocity recap ("hey, there was a 92 MPH fastball!!").

7 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:16 pm

Close.

8 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:18 pm

OK, if that awful AB by Jeter doesn't bring out the banter, nothing will. I'll check back later.

9 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:22 pm

[8] It just means OYF wasn't near a tv or computer ...

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:28 pm

No, you ignorant twats, Greg Maddux *didn't* throw "upper 80's" when he was "Greg FUCKING Maddux".

If Phil Hughes is going to throw 89-90 for the rest of his career ... it's going to be a very, VERY short one.

11 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:29 pm

[8] hahaHA , it was terrible!

12 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Well so far his fastball is in the 90s consistently ... If that continues it's a good sign. Oops there's an 89 mph right as I type this

13 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:32 pm

Oooooooh, the "Bat Flip of Disdain!!!"

14 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:32 pm

[12] It looks like he has a little more life, but he's still getting away with pretty weak stuff. At least he seems to be spotting better.

15 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:34 pm

MOTHERFUCK.

16 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:36 pm

And SHIT.

17 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:36 pm

I must say that I enjoy this game-over-in-two-hours pace.

18 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:37 pm

[15][16] Don't tempt the wordpress gods!

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:42 pm

No, don't be fooled, Phil.

They're just saying BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOghes.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOghes!

20 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:42 pm

The Yankees' brass should order their announcers to bury the ol' Feliciano was abused meme. Cashman only looks more like a fool whenever its brought up.

21 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:43 pm

Hm. Oddly the 88 mph heater just doesn't seem to be cutting it this inning.

22 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:43 pm

[18] Don't even get me started on the FUCKING WordPress today.

GRRRRRR.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOghes!

23 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:50 pm

Quickly and quietly.

24 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Pull Hughes early, Joe.

25 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:59 pm

[24] This.

Send.

This.

Cocksucker.

To.

AAA.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGhes!!!

26 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 7:59 pm

The good (?) news, Phil's 3 ER in 3 IP lowers his ERA.

27 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:00 pm

[25] I don't think he needs to go to AAA. He needs a couple weeks on the DL.

28 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:09 pm

[27] Gah.

I have OYF in my blood on this subject.

He has his flesh turned to glue, I have mine.

Do NOT stand between me and my prey, MP, else I shall not slay thee in thy turn, but bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.

Just sayin' ...

29 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:12 pm

[28] Is the Lidless Eye on the DL?

30 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:13 pm

No, you stupid cunt Kay, Colon is not *JUST GETTING WORK*.

Hughes has less than SHIT.

Is that hard to understand?!?!?!?

31 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:16 pm

[29] Not anymore.

Witness the flayin' ...

!!!

!!!!!!

Whatever, we're fucked tonite.

32 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:18 pm

Well, MP, I sure hope you like your baby-raping profanities, because it's just you and me, baby, you and me!

33 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:20 pm

RAPERAPERAPE!

FACEFACEFACE!!!

!!!!!

34 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:21 pm

Alex just shit the fucking pooch on that throw.'

FUCK YOU Alex.

35 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:21 pm

Wow, the Yanks look like they are sleepwalking through this one.

36 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:23 pm

[35] You have much too much sensible about yourself, sir ...

37 Evil Empire   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:25 pm

On the bright side, I think Phil Hughes's ERA went down today. I'm such an optimist.

38 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:25 pm

Let's start small boys: try to get more hits than errors. Baby steps.

39 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:26 pm

[37] Yep. Silver lining. Lemonade. Half full. That sort of thing.

40 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:28 pm

More hits than errors AND as many runs as errors!!

41 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:28 pm

God, it was 2-0 last I checked! Now it's FIVE?

How long can this go on with Phil?

42 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:29 pm

[40] Today, not at all. He's gone.

More generally? I sure hope they do something soon.

43 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:29 pm

GODDAMMIT CORNFLAKE.

GAH.

44 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:29 pm

[42] --> [41]

45 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:30 pm

Sigh. And the inning started so promising.

46 Evil Empire   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:31 pm

[41] according to the radio broadcast, 2 more starts

47 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:33 pm

Wow.

*THAT* was strike 3.

48 cult of basebaal   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:33 pm

Not that it mattered ...

49 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:35 pm

I think after this start, one more tops. I mean the whole team acts like the game is over when he's on the mound, what's the point?

50 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:37 pm

Umm...so I take it Phil Hughes' velocity still hasn't shown up?

51 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:37 pm

[49] And---mind you, I normally don't pay much attention to such things---you can see on his face that he's confused. Even in the first couple of innings when he got a couple of Ks, he looked unhappy. He knows he's missing spots and missing velocity.

52 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:38 pm

Late to the party..I'm sensing some "frustration" in the game thread..is Philthy Phil completing his transformatino into Phrilly Phil?

53 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:38 pm

[50] Well, Michael Kay did get really, really exited when he touched 92 on the gun in the first inning. If that's what you mean by "showed up," then yes. Otherwise, no not really.

54 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:40 pm

OK, so I think I'm on the start-Colon-send-Hughes-to-the-DH bandwagon.

55 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:41 pm

[53] 92 is not what I had in mind.

Uh, boy. I wonder what's wrong.

56 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:42 pm

His velocity was better at first. I think that lasted two innings when he was 91, 92 consistently. Maybe he was just throwing as hard as he possibly could at the beginning.

Colon seems good enough, they ought to give Phil (and us) a break.

57 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:44 pm

Russell Coltrane Martin..where have you been all my life?

58 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:46 pm

[54] Heehee! You think Phil can hit better than Jorgie?

59 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:48 pm

[58] hahaha

Unfortunately, so far this season...

60 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:48 pm

btw Whose idea was it to change the Orioles' color from orange to .. whatever the **** it is now

61 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:50 pm

some ground balls get through, others don't.

62 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:51 pm

I'd like to see a walk, then a grande salami

63 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:52 pm

Re: Hughes, Keith Law said today that Banuelos is "ready" now. His pitches are already developed and every throw in the minors is one you don't get in the majors...so, maybe he comes up at the ASG?

64 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:53 pm
65 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:53 pm

with a little bit o luck...NICE

66 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:53 pm

Dinking and dunking 'em to death.

67 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:53 pm

MAN, A Rod, that first pitch was meaty.

68 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:54 pm

A Rod came out of his shoes there

69 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Hey, got the RBI at least.

70 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:55 pm

[63] He just went on the DL (http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/2011/04/betances-hits-the-dl-only-expected-to-miss-one-start-28563)

But it doesn't seem serious. If Hughes is still pitching this poorly, there is no way they should wait until the ASG.

71 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 14, 2011 8:57 pm

[67] ...beaty, big and bouncy.

72 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:05 pm

[71]stop that, you Sell Out.

Colon looks like he lost some weight..relatively speaking..

73 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:13 pm

Swisher missing some good pitches.

74 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:13 pm

way to work the bb!

75 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:17 pm

yikes, that was shot.

76 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:17 pm

DAMMIT

77 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:18 pm

So glad we signed Curtis to that $142 million deal!! :)

Two feet short..let's hope they get those two runs in now.

78 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:18 pm

Good job, Russ.

79 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:18 pm

SOme nice fielding there.

80 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:20 pm

So Wieters' throw tailed a bit...

81 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:22 pm

Man, Gardner looks overmatched.

82 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:28 pm

Nice-ish play by Jeter.

83 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:34 pm

Looked safe on first view.

84 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:35 pm

Nope...he never touched the plate.

85 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:35 pm

omg.

86 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:37 pm

An assist for Joba's bulk!

87 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:37 pm

[84] Of course, I am not convinced that a fielder should be able basically to run up and shove a runner away from the bag/plate, and I am certain that I don't want my pitcher blocking the plate!

88 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:40 pm

Well, in the air at least....

...sigh...

89 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:48 pm

That swing from Swisher was booty..

90 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:49 pm

I was thinking the other day, that though I like Swisher, he's not what I'd call "clutch".

91 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Damn! Yay!

I thought he got too much air under it, but I was wrong.

92 Just Fair   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Holy shit, Jorge!

93 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Jorgie seems to be taking to DHing well.

94 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:57 pm

buntbuntbuntbuntbuntbuntbuntbuntbuntbuntbuntbunt

95 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:58 pm

[91] I think I've made that mistake about Jorge dingers more than any other player

96 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 9:59 pm

ugly looking bunt

97 Just Fair   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:00 pm

I just checked in on gameday while I watch the Sabres (ducking).
And I saw that little blew dot that said in play/runs. And it was right down the pipe.

98 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:01 pm

Jeter wins this one with two outs.

99 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:03 pm

I grudgingly came around to Gardner last year but I am ready to jump off the bandwagon right about now. Even if he doesn't make an out here, yes

100 Just Fair   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:04 pm

Gardner Sucks.

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101 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:05 pm

[98] Or not.

102 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:05 pm

"Derek Jeter's never ... been hit ... with a pie."

What a douche

103 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:05 pm

Free baseball, thanks to Jorgie.

104 Marek   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:05 pm

Think the league has figured out that Gardner will take the first two strikes?

105 Marek   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:06 pm

Geez. That's just sad.

106 51cq24   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:07 pm

does martin not know how to bunt? that was pathetic. and once you see that a guy can't bunt, call the bunt off.

107 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:08 pm

[98] There is a difference between being a Fan and being delusional.

108 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:08 pm

Twice this game we had man on 2nd, no out, and left him there.

109 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:09 pm

[99] I really like Gardner, and I really, really like the idea of Brett Gardner (organizational guy who does good, more interesting than bland veteran FA, high OBP, etc).

That said, given his career trajectory, we may have already seen his peak and it is almost a given that he will have a short career as a productive, starting player.

He'll come around before the season is done, but he is most certainly not the future.

110 Just Fair   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:09 pm

Lovely!

111 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:11 pm

[106] I was surprised by how bad he looked bunting, especially given he's from the NL yada-yada. But then, I guess catchers don't bunt much in the NL?

112 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:16 pm

[111] I thought everyone was supposed to bunt in the NL.

113 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:17 pm

Yay Alex!

OK, PR for Teix?

114 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:17 pm

Wow..and to think A-Rod used to be a "choker"!

115 Just Fair   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:17 pm

A-Rod looks unstoppably dangerous up there. Yowzers!

116 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:18 pm

[112] In theory. But then in theory communism works. In theory.

More seriously, I guess the #8 hitter isn't called on to bunt very often in the NL. Of course, Martin has not always been a #8 hitter.

117 Marek   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:18 pm

O frabjous day!

118 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:19 pm

A Rod's demeanor at the plate in these situations is like night and day from years past. I mean it's been like that for a while now

119 Just Fair   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Word! Ye ol'' walk off sac fly. Cack. i'll take it.

120 randym77   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Swish was clutch there.

121 monkeypants   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:21 pm

That'll do.

122 The Hawk   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:22 pm

Good stuff

123 51cq24   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:23 pm

interesting strategy by showalter. lefty lefty makes some sense, but pitch to swisher?

124 Marek   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:23 pm

Ex-cellent. All's well that ends well, or something like that.

125 mhoward120   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:28 pm

Magic number to eliminate the Sux is down to 147

126 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:29 pm

Great win! But why such a skimpy game thread? Hope Banterers are back for the big Texas gundown.

127 RIYank   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:31 pm

[126] Just thinking the same thing!
I was watching but I didn't check in here -- sorry I missed the bantering.
But, hooray for Swish, and hooray for pie!

And thanks be to Mo, for He saveth ever and tonight also doth He win.

128 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:40 pm

Alex's hands are looking really quick these days.

129 Raf   ~  Apr 14, 2011 10:40 pm

[114] Pshaw, if he weren't a choker, he would've hit a home run :-D

130 Raf   ~  Apr 14, 2011 11:02 pm

I guess Hughes' velocity is still an issue? Probably should work on his control then.

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