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Phil Hughes goes tonight in Chicago. Another big start for him.

Never mind the riff raff:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 6:23 pm

If true, this is interesting ...

According to two Pirates sources, the Yankees came close to dealing Francisco Cervelli to the Pirates for pitcher Brad Lincoln. That would have cleared a spot for Montero.

“It was very close but couldn’t agree on the value of the players,’’ a source said.

2 ms october   ~  Aug 2, 2011 7:08 pm

[1] but then who would catch cc?

in his espn article on the cc frankie duo, wally matthews mentioned that freddy garcia thought frankie needed to calm the fuck down - which i thought funny.

i certainly hope the yanks aren't planning to not bring up montero because of frankie.

3 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2011 7:27 pm

Via David Pinto, a good article on Irabu.


4 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 7:38 pm

Ms. Oct, haven't seen you in a game thread for ages!

5 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 2, 2011 7:47 pm

I think getting Martin was a sign that the Yankees did not want to rush Montero. His confidence at the MLB level will NOT be good if he can't field his position. My guess is the Yanks want him to work on his D until it just 'sucks a little' instead of 'sucking a LOT'.

6 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 7:55 pm

[2] I just checked out that article and saw the phrase "needs to calm down a little." I like your version better. : )

7 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2011 7:56 pm

Not sure if I want Montero up right now. He's going to be learning the major leagues in the midst of a pennant race. Do we really want to have a rookie at such an important position at this time?

8 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:10 pm

crap. rain delay.

9 ms october   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:10 pm

[4] hi riyank - not near my computer as much during game time.

[6] ha yeah i took a few liberties, but i do think my version captures the feeling better :}

let's see what hughsie has in store for the night.

10 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:13 pm

Rain, and also in Fenway. Raining on Sox everywhere.

11 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:16 pm


it's 7003 degrees here. the sun is about 11 feet from my outstretched hand. i wanna see the damn Yanks game! crap.

re-evaluated at 8:45. feh...

12 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:25 pm

[11] Go for a swim! (As I suggested in the previous thread.)

13 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:38 pm

no rain.

8:55 first pitch

[via lohud]

14 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:40 pm

Manny B. making his AAA debut.

15 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:42 pm

[12] i saw that! no bathing suit. i can count on 1 hand the amount of times i've gone swimming this millennium.

i walked 30 frickin' minutes in 105 degree weather to a stoopid guitar center to get a pair of mallets. i called ahead and specified exactly what i needed. they confirmed. i asked them to double check. they did. i got there...

wrong mallets.

of course. guitar center is beyond awful. every one of them, everywhere. they don't cater to the professional player. boo.

i only go there in an emergency and now i won't even do that anymore. no point...

pretty soon, i'm gonna crack open an Alaskan Amber Ale. what a tremendously incredible beer!

16 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:49 pm

josh 'plays the game right' fuckett, gives up a solo shot in the foist to young kid kipnis.

17 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:50 pm

Dude, you play your guitar with mallets? I have to see your show.

I hope that amber ale is cold.

18 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:54 pm

[16] Awesome! I love Kipnis. A member of the Tribe who also happens to be a member of the Tribe...

19 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:55 pm

[17] you can get tickets at live nation, or just paypal me through my website. if you pay extra, i'll give you a backstage pass and you can get my autograph! ; )

the (main) guitar center in Atlanta, used to be called Rhythm City. that was less discriminatory against non-stringed instruments!

yes, the ale is cold! luckily, i have a fridge in my room. it wasn't working yesterday and the front desk said it wasn't supposed to be in here. luckily it's still here and it's working. it's the only thing in Arizona that's actually cold!

i may hold off and just go to the Yanks bar next door, so i can see the game. does it appear is if they'll play for awhile? i'll be drinkin' Sierra at the watering hole. unfortunately, they don't have the Alaskan there...

20 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:56 pm

Ah, the Phil Hughes start. The most depressing day of the week

21 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:57 pm

Bye Bye Raffy

22 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:57 pm

paulie k is once again not in the lineup for the pale hose (calf)...

i dig him, but glad he's gonna miss half the series (at the very least).

23 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:59 pm

[21] How come?

24 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 8:59 pm

[18] oh, cool! i didn't know Kipnis was one of 'ours'. : )

game on. looks like i should head to the watering hole. i'd take my laptop and follow along with you guys, but i don't think it was wi-fi in there...

have a good game, see ya soon!


25 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:00 pm

Thelarmis, the London Olympics just announced that the Clash's "London Calling" will be the official song of the Olympics. Do you know that song? It's an odd choice.

26 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:02 pm

Atta boy, Robbie!

27 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:02 pm

[23] jetes was tied w/ raffy palmiero at 3,020 hits. now, DJ has 3,021!

lou brock next at 3,023

28 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:02 pm


shit, i best get a move on...

29 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:03 pm

Oh, nice. Very nice.
Now I feel worse about the GIDP, though.

Later, thelarmis.

30 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:03 pm

Oh, that Raffy! I thought mattpat was talking about Soriano being put on waivers.

31 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:06 pm

[1] I bet the conversation went pretty much like this:

"C'mon Brian, he sucks more than that..."

"... Damn, okay, you got me. Then how 'bout a nickel?"

"Dude, we're Pittsburgh, not Harrisburg, LOL!"

32 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:06 pm

[25] huh. i do know it. i'm not a big Clash fan. but i saw them open for the Who at Shea Stadium in 1982. i also saw the Police there. the opening acts for those shows included: clash, joan jett, david johansson (sp.?) (pre-buster pointdexter days) and a few others i can't think of right now.

i played a festival in San Diego w/ Joan Jett a month ago. also played a fest with Bob Dylan in LA a coupla weeks back. not WITH those artists, just on the same bill...

it is an odd choice. they should have chosen Joe Jackson's "Down To London"!!!

33 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:06 pm

Pull Phil now. Let the kid leave with some confidence,

34 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:06 pm

Did someone just open a can?

35 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:08 pm

[30] the Soriano we actually like has hit 2 homers today. that's 19 on the season and 331 for his career. unfortunately, he doesn't steal bases anymore at all, so he'll probably fall short of the 300-300 club, disappointing me immensely. : /

36 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:09 pm

Good Phil.

37 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:09 pm

atta boy, phil!

now, do that 6 more times... : )

38 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:09 pm

[33] : )

39 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:11 pm

My father always talks about "compilers" in HOF discussions, and I always say that they have to be good enough to stick around.

If whingy ass Omar Vizquel hangs around long enough to hit 3000, I'll change my philosophy just for him. Just don't like the guy, and I don't care if I'm being irrational.

40 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:12 pm

Man. What a shot!

41 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:13 pm

[39] he's got 2,834. I-Rod has 8 more than that and is on the DL.

not sure either one will make it. i guess we'll see...

A-Rod should be next. that's kinda cool!

42 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:14 pm

fuck. what am i still doing here?!?!

43 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:16 pm

Omar Methusela, just trying to stay relevant...

44 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:18 pm

E, Nunez.

45 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:18 pm


46 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:19 pm

Are you in New Jersey, thelarmis? >;)

47 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:19 pm

How in the fuck can any scorer in their right mind score that a hit? Bollocks!

48 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:20 pm

[47] Adam Dunn needs a hit

49 RagingTartabull   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:22 pm

[39] the sad/ironic thing is, you know whose gonna be used as the "wait you can't have HIM in there but leave out Vizquel!!" yardstick??

Scooter, that's who.

50 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:23 pm

[46] yes, by way of tucson...

in a few minutes, i'll be in a Yankees bar in AZ! : )

i'm goin' again... you're not gonna have me to kick around anymore!

51 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:24 pm

crap. shit sox have the bases juiced and captain facemask is up... : /

52 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:25 pm

Not that he would have caught it, but did Pierre break the wrong way?>

53 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:29 pm

[49] Whether they said it officially or not, Scooter made it in for being the best ambassador baseball could find for forty years.

Omar Vizquel is not that.

Mazeroski is Bitchy Old Omar's key to the Hall.

54 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:29 pm

[53] Fifty years actually

55 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:30 pm

Whoo-hooo. Another fine shot!

56 thelarmis   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:31 pm


and the Tribe got out of it in a tie. 1-1.

i'm out. for real! hope to catch the highlights i've missed.

nice to be here with you guys for a spell, during a game thread. i've really missed that... : )

57 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:32 pm

Evening everyone!

I see a lead, I see zeros, that seems good.

How has Hughes looked tonite?

58 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:34 pm

[57] Really good. Would have two perfect innings if not for E, Nunez.

59 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:34 pm

[57] Very aggresive. Consistent 94 mph and 10 straight strikes to finish the 2nd. Not too shabbby.

60 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:40 pm

[58][59] Excellent!

I see he's sitting 93 right now, that's a good sign.

61 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:45 pm

What I miss?? Late again..

62 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:48 pm

Today is the anniversary of Munson's death.

It still sucks.

63 RagingTartabull   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:51 pm

[62] and his last game was at Comiskey, which is just weird

64 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:54 pm

[62] :( I was a small kid, still remember how upset my dad was.

65 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:58 pm

[61] Nunez still sucks, Phil may not suck any more, Jeter continues his post July not sucking.

66 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 9:58 pm

[64] I was a big kid. I was upset. And my little brother.

67 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:01 pm

"... and he just shook his head and smiled, and walked away."

It's hard to imagine any other ending to a conversation between Jetes and Kay.

68 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:01 pm


69 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:05 pm

No, I think he was safe.

70 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:12 pm

I forgot Jeter was playing short, and almost screamed DON'T THROW IT TO HIM and was relieved when Cano took the play himself.

71 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:18 pm

Vizquel still makes it look pretty easy on defense. Keep on eye out Nune5.

72 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:18 pm

Run, Eddie, run!

73 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:29 pm

If both Hughes and Chamberlain somehow wind up injured *and* bullpen pieces, is that enough to deem the Yankees "plan" (for lack of a better word) for young starters a failure?

74 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:30 pm

Hot Damn! 6 shut out innings.

75 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:30 pm

Uh, who IS this guy ... and what has he done with Phil BOOghes???

76 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:35 pm

When did the new Comiskey Park change back to green seats? Looks nicer than before..anyone in Banterland ever go to the old Comiskey?

77 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:39 pm


78 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:39 pm

Now that's a good day for Teix.

79 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:40 pm




80 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:41 pm

[76] No idea.
I've been to Wrigley, and to what you call the new Comiskey (it's US Cellular Field), but I don't think I was ever in Chicago when the old Comiskey was still around.

I love Chicago. I wish I was there right now.

81 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:42 pm

BB Bruney warming up ...

82 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:48 pm

Youk ties the game with a solo homer.

83 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:49 pm

Can't sneak cheese past a rat, can't throw a fastball by Andruw Jones ...

84 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:51 pm

BaBBa Bruney!!!

85 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:51 pm

[80] I wnet to Chicago in the winter..took a drive to see Wrigley but no games of course. And it's New Comiskey!! Hate those naming-rights stadiums that change all the time. :)

86 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:55 pm

Oh Christ

87 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:56 pm

[85] Yeah, I figured you knew. (But, $65 million, and I believe the city didn't have to put up a nickle for the stadium, which is good.)

Chicago is kind of grim in the winter, but I like it even then. It's the Second City, but they don't have any kind of inferiority complex there, that's for sure.

Okay, I guess that's it for Phil. I think that works out well for him, in fact.

88 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:56 pm

Well, that's probably it for Hughes.

6 shut out innings, much better than I was expecting.

89 Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:56 pm

Damn Rain. Phil should hit the showers. Too bad. Good outing, though.

90 mhoward120   ~  Aug 2, 2011 10:57 pm

So with Hughes pitching well and with CC, Colon, Garcia and Nova also doing their jobs, has anyone yet mentioned the logical solution with what to do with Burnett and his contract, namely, treat it as you would your girlfriend on occasion, namely, hold your nose and eat it?

91 seamus   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:04 pm

I was very excited to get home and see that Hughesy did great tonight! if he turns into all star hughes we're in good shape. can we keep nova over aj though?

92 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:06 pm

[90] What, cut him? That wouldn't make a lot of sense. He does provide maybe a couple of WAR per season, and he's likely to be a better pitcher than Nova, I'd guess.
Maybe they could trade him and swallow part of his salary, but he has a partial no-trade clause.

93 RIYank   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:07 pm

[90] [91] [92] Ha!
Well, it's a good problem to have, anyway. And it gives Cashman a strong hand this winter, too -- he won't be desperate to sign whoever the overrated free agent starter of the day is.

94 seamus   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:09 pm

[92] just hate watching aj pitch myself. technically you are right. he isn't going anywhere. but damn, i like this nova kid.

95 seamus   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:10 pm

[93] true. standing pat at the trade deadline reinforces the lack of desperate need as well.

96 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:27 pm

[93] CJ WILSON!!!

97 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:33 pm

Ooooh, John Axford, proud member of the "Megan's Law Mustache Club"!

98 joe   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:42 pm

Is the game back on yet?

99 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:44 pm

From LoHud:

UPDATE, 11:14 p.m.: The rain has finally died down a little, but for a while there, it was raining as hard as I’ve ever seen. Pretty impressive really. The fact that it’s “died down” and is still raining really hard says a lot.

100 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:46 pm

Going to the bottom of the 9th, tied 2-2 at Fenway.

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101 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:46 pm

Also tonight:

Manny Banuelos, LHP: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 6-0 GB/FB – 62 of 100 pitches were strikes, and the unofficial count is 17 swings and misses … he gave up a homer to pretty good young player … was 90-93 consistently and hit 93 with his final pitch … for a 20-year-old kid (youngest player in the league), this is a fantastic Triple-A debut

102 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:47 pm

Oh and also this:

Jesus Montero, C: 3 for 4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI – the homer was pulled to left-center field and came on a 97 mph fastball … good time to have a great game with all the heat watching

103 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:49 pm

Meanwhiule, TB and Price are 3 hit and lose to the J's. They are only 4 games over .500 and (will be) 10 games behind us, Should they be making some moves to build for next year?

104 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:52 pm

[103] What moves do they have?

Anyone they want to move has to pass through waivers.

Far better to wait for the offseason and take their time then.

105 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:53 pm

WOW ... Raffy Furcal just paid off the trade the Cardinals made for him.

On to the 10th in the NL Central!

106 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:54 pm

Ellsbury with the walk-off single.

107 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 2, 2011 11:58 pm

Wow ... Yadier Molina just fucking BLEW his top after getting called out on a no-doubt strike.


108 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 3, 2011 12:02 am

[107] And bumped the home-plate ump *multiple* times ... he's gone for a few days ...

109 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 3, 2011 12:03 am

Looks like the game is called on account of the rain:

See y'all tomorrow!

110 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 3, 2011 12:07 am

What would we accomplish by going six man rotation for another run?

Don't we want to send Sabathia out as often as possible?

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