Showing posts with label Yankees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yankees. Show all posts

Monday, April 19, 2010

A (Near) Perfect Yankee Start

The Yankees have jumped out to their best start since 2003. Boasting a 9-3 record with 60 runs scored and 47 runs allowed they Yanks are looking like the finely tuned machine that won it all last year. Granderson has meshed nicely into the Yankees providing power and speed at the bottom of the order, his hitting against lefties hasn't been dreadful either (4/16 .250). Jeter is being Jeter. Cano is actually on fire, batting .340 with 4 home runs though he is still a dreadful 3 for 16 with RiSP. Like the Yankees last year C.C. also started off slow in '09; Just like the 2010 Yankees this years C.C. is in top form (2-0 2.84 ERA). A.J.'s first two starts I would classify as lucky but third he looked in complete control. Pettitte is throwing the ball like it is 1996 again. Hughes has only one start but in that start his curve was dropping hard and he picked up a nice win. I could only count around 3 of the much talked about improved change-up that he worked on in the spring. The bullpen has looked great with opposing teams only batting .236 against them.
In the title it says (Near) because as happy as Yankee fans are there are still some kinks that need to be worked out. Mark Teiexera has gotten off to the worst cold streak in his career. He showed signs of life last game belting a home run to right. Javy Vazquez who was coming off a great year with the Braves has looked flat. His stuff looks great and he is getting hitters into a lot of favorable counts. With 2 strikes this year players are hitting .346 against Vazquez. This is just a lack of closing; last year batters hit .154 with 2 strikes on them. Those stats are bolded so you can really see that this guy is just not trusting his stuff this year with 2 strikes. He is leaving pitches over the plate when he doesn't have to. I am sure that Eiland is all over this. Perhaps the shift from the easier N.L. to the big bad A.L. east shook Javy. His next start is tomorrow in the first game of the series vs the A's. Nick Swisher has been cold as ice, in contrast to his power surge last year. Batting just .200 (still sporting a good OBP of .347) and in the last 7 days Nick is 1 for 19. What is interesting to me is his numbers at Yankee Stadium. So far this year he is bating .053 at home and .333 when he is away.
In this upcoming late night series against the Athletics the Yankees who are struggling can try to bust out of their slumps. I would bet money that Nick hits over .300 in this series.
As for the standings, which are pretty meaningless at this point in the season, (if you remember last year the Jays were in first for most of April) the Yankees are a half game out of first:

Stats from Baseball-Referance
(Photo by
Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Standings from

Sunday, April 11, 2010

After Five!

It's only been five games, yeah I know, but this 2010 version of the Yankees seems to have the confidence of a team that knows they are going to win. I am sure if you asked any of the players they would tell you how tough it is repeating. I cannot disagree with that. But this Yankee squad went into Boston, in the opening season series, and took the series 2-1. A big deal? Not if you look at the whole season. But if you look at the psyche of the two teams it has to mean something.
A couple of items I observed. The Yankees show no fear of Josh Beckett. It fact, thy have pounded him the last couple of times. The Yankees beat Jonathon Papelbon again on Curtis Granderson's homer in the tenth. This is big for two reasons. One, Granderson gets off to a great start as a Yankee making it easier to be accepted by our fans. Two, it puts that doubt in Papelbon's mind that the Yankees got to him. A good start in Boston.
Of course in Yankee land there is always a little negative around. Javy Vasquez got off to a rough start on Friday leading some to speculate about his pitching in a Yankee uniform. I believe it's just a little early to form opinions on Vasquez. Let him get to the Stadium first. But Saturday's gem by CC. made everyone forget the night before. Acting like a true ace of the staff, Sabathia went 7-2/3 innings of no hit ball leading the Yanks to a big win over Tampa Bay. Once again, the team bounced back from a loss to set themselves up for a series win. This looks to be another fun season in the Bronx!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kevin Towers: Best Move of the Winter?

A long lasted rumor just came to fact as the Yankees have announced that Kevin Towers has signed on with the team. I originally heard of the chance of Towers being a Yankee two months ago at the Winter Meetings. Glad to see it finally happening. Towers and Brian Cashman have been buddies for many years and have made a couple of trades with each other. Towers brings experience and knowledge to the Yanks, experience that will help "Cash" in whatever he is assigned and knowledge of the National League. He also is a keen eye for young talent. In San Diego he wasn't always working with a Yankee type payroll and had to do with an expertise of young, inexpensive players. Overall, one of the great of season moves in baseball as the Yankees pick up a bargain. Good job Brian Cashman. Hopefully Towers will be used in scouting the college players for the June draft and at trade time in evaluation of possible trades.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Liveblog- 4/27 Yankees at Tigers; Game 18

  1. Jeter SS
  2. Damon LF
  3. Teixeira 1B
  4. Matsui DH
  5. Cano 2B
  6. Swisher RF
  7. Cabrera CF
  8. Molina C
  9. Pena 3B
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (1-1, 4.81).

TIGERS (10-8)
  1. Granderson CF
  2. Polanco 2B
  3. Ordonez RF
  4. Cabrera 1B
  5. Guillen DH
  6. Laird C
  7. Inge 3B
  8. Raburn LF
  9. Everett SS
Pitching: RHP Justin Verlander (0-2, 9.00).

We are Live-Blogging tonight! We are starting at 6:45 and will continue throughout the game. The best place to chat while watching the game.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

4/19 Indians at Yankees; Game 13

  1. Gardner CF
  2. Jeter SS
  3. Damon LF
  4. Teixeira 1B
  5. Swisher RF
  6. Cano 2B
  7. Matsui DH
  8. Ransom 3B
  9. Molina C
Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (2-0, 2.70).

  1. Sizemore CF
  2. DeRosa 2B
  3. Martinez 1B
  4. Hafner DH
  5. Peralta SS
  6. Choo LF
  7. Garko RF
  8. Shoppach C
  9. Cabrera 2B
  10. Idle P
Pitching: RHP Carl Pavano (0-2, 16.71).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4/15 Yankees at Rays: Game 9

Game time: 4:08 p.m.

  1. Jeter SS
  2. Damon LF
  3. Teixeira 1B
  4. Swisher RF
  5. Posada DH
  6. Cano 2B
  7. Gardner CF
  8. Pena 3B
  9. Molina C
Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (1-0, 1.29).

RAYS (4-4)
  1. Upton CF
  2. Crawford LF
  3. Burrell DH
  4. Pena 1B
  5. Aybar 3B
  6. Bartlett SS
  7. Kapler RF
  8. Hernandez C
  9. Iwamura 2B
Pitching: RHP Andy Sonnanstine (0-1, 9.64).

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mike's AL East Comparision

Over the past three month Mike NYY has worked hard to compare the Yankee, Rays and Red Sox at all of the positions. He finished up yesterday; so I though I would get them all together in one place for easy access:

Good work Mike.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yankees-Red Sox-Rays

In the past I`ve always tried to do a comparison between the Yanks and the Sox but I`ve fallen flat at the end because I always started it to late. Now theirs a third team in the AL East to worry about. So, to make sure it gets done this team I`m going to start it now. In the past I`ve gone position by position, dealing with the bullpen as a single entity. Not everything is set yet so I`ll just do it with the positions that seem unlikely to change.

To start out I`ll do first base later today.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Yankees Sign CMW to 1 Year Deal

Here is the word off the press release:
The New York Yankees announced today that they have signed right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year contract for $5 million, avoiding arbitration.
Wang, 28, was 8-2 with a 4.07 ERA in 15 starts for the Yankees in 2008 before being placed on the disabled list on June 17 for the remainder of the season with a mid-foot sprain of the Lisfranc ligament and a partial tear of the peroneal longus tendon in his right foot. He began the season 6-0, including a 5-0 mark in April, and was the Yankees' Opening Day starter in the final season opener at Yankee Stadium on April 1, defeating Toronto, 3-2.
Despite missing most of the 2008 season, Wang's 46 wins since 2006 are tied for the third-most in the American League and eighth-most in the Majors. His .754 combined winning percentage over the last three seasons (2006-08) is the second-highest in the Majors behind Boston's Jon Lester (.771, 27-8). He recorded back-to-back seasons with 19 wins in 2006 and 2007, becoming the first Yankee to win as many games in each of two consecutive seasons since Tommy John in 1979-80.
On April 22, 2008, in his 85th career start, Wang became the third-fastest Major League pitcher in the last 50 years to reach 50 career wins behind Dwight Gooden (82nd start) and the Yankees' Ron Guidry (82nd start), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on May 5, 2000, Wang has won more games than any Taiwanese-born pitcher and ranks third all-time in wins by Asian-born pitchers behind Japan's Hideo Nomo (123) and South Korea's Chan Ho Park (117).
Now we can rock out with out Wang out through the 2011 season.

Thursday, November 13, 2008




Update by Nate: The two minor league pitchers are Jeff Marquez and Johnny Nunez. Marquez was once a solid prospect but his numbers have decreased significantly recently, and is now not much of a prospect. Johnny Nunez put up decent numbers after being acquired for the Nationals for Alberto Gonzalez, but he is a relief pitcher, and doesn't profile as a closer, so he's really a spare part. Betemit has shown potential, but has not produced very much and should be replaceable.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Adam Dunn a Yankee???

I can only hope...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

List of Drafted Players

With round, overall selection and school attended:

1 28 Gerrit Cole, RHP, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS
1s 44 Jeremy Bleich, LHP, Stanford
2 75 Scott Bittle, RHP, Mississipi
3 106 David Adams, 2B, Virginia
4 140 Corban Joseph, SS/2B, Franklin (Tenn.) HS
5 170 Chris Smith, OF, Centennial HS, Compton, Calif
6 200 Brett Marshall, RHP, Sterling HS, Baytown, Texas
7 230 Kyle Higashioka, C, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif,
8 260 Dan Brewer , OF, Bradley
9 290 Michael OBrien, RHP, Hidden Valley HS, Roanoke, Va.
10 320 D.J. Mitchell, RHP , Clemson
11 350 Raymond Krumi, OF, South Alabama
12 380 Luke Greinke, RHP, Auburn
13 410 Jack Rye, OF, Florida State
14 440 David Phelps, RHP, Notre Dam
15 470 Matt Richardson, RHP, Lake Mary (Fla.) HS
16 500 Luke Anders, 1B, Texas A&M
17 530 Addison Maruszak, SS, South Florida
18 560 Brandon Braboy, RHP, Indianapolis
19 590 Mitch Abeita, C, Nebraska
20 620 Pat Venditte, RHP/LHP, Creighton
21 650 Mitchell Delaney, 1B, Western Texas JC
22 680 Cory Arbiso, RHP, Cal State Fullerton
23 710 Ryan Wilkes, SS, Kentucky
24 740 Mike Lyon, 3B, Northeastern
25 770 Jeff Nutt, C, Arkansas
26 800 Blake Monar, LHP, South Spencer HS, Rockport, Ind.
27 830 Garrison Lassiter, SS, West Forsyth HS, Clemmons, N.C.
28 860 Chad Gross, OF, Cuesta (Calif.) JC
29 890 Mike Jones, OF, Arizona State
30 920 Ben McMahan, C, Bishop Moore HS, Orlando
31 950 Spencer Lucian, 2B, Princeton
32 980 Andy Suiter, LHP, UC Davis
33 1010 Tommy Baldridge, OF, Coastal Carolina
34 1040 Brad Rulon, RHP, Georgia Tech
35 1070 Andrew Shive, RHP, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
36 1100 Chris Dwyer, LHP, Salisbury (Conn.) School
37 1130 Justin Harper, RHP, Yavapai (Ariz.) JC
38 1160 Clay Caulfield, RHP, College of Charleston
39 1190 Erik Lovett, 1B, Mount Olive (N.C.) College
40 1220 Sam Mende, SS, Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic HS
41 1250 Mykal Stokes, OF, Tustin (Calif.) HS
42 1280 Clint Preisendorfer, LHP, San Diego Christian College
43 1310 Matt Summers, RHP, Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
44 1339 Evan Ocheltree, OF, Wake Forest
45 1367 Creede Simpson, SS, Auburn (Ala.) HS
46 1394 Matt Veltmann, RHP, San Diego CC
47 1421 Ryan Flannery, RHP, Fairleigh Dickinson
48 1448 Rob Scahill, RHP, Bradley
49 1475 Johnathan Folino, RHP, UConn
50 1502 Nik Turley, LHP, Harvard Westlake HS, La Canada, Calif.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Preview: Yankees at Orioles

Damon LF 
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Duncan 1B
Cano 2B
Moeller C
Cabrera CF
Rasner RHP

Notes: Betemit is back....Alberto Gonzalez was sent down....Yankees have won 5 straight....Orioles have lost 5 straight

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Yankees Awakened

Yes, Yankee fans you can finally come out of your holes because the Yankees have started to score runs. With a five game winning streak under our belts and a Boston 3 game losing streak the Yanks are now only five games back behind the Sox. Cano kicked his hitting slump in the balls and sent it home crying while Matsui has been batting like a mother at home. Ya know it feels good to win...with a three game sweep of Seattle and now moving on in the schedule to a three game road trip to Baltimore and then to the Twins, the Yankees have a good chance this week to seriously move up in the standings. Of course the man that sparked the winning A-ROD best player in baseball.  

Friday, April 25, 2008

Yankees Update

He has a torn ligiment in his foot and will need surgery and he will likely be out for the year. For todays game the Yankees are bringing up Chris Brittion and Jon Albaladejo from Scranton and designated for assignment is the scrappy catcher Chad Moeller. ALSO A-ROD IS PLAYING THIRD TONIGHT YAY!   

Friday, April 11, 2008

Live Blog: Yankees at Red Sox 4/11

Yankees vs. Sox

I have my "Manny loves Big Papi's little pee-pee" T-shirt on so we can't lose.

Cabrera CF
Cano 2B
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Posada DH
Giambi 1B
Molina C
Gonzalez SS
Wang RHP (2-0, 1.38)

Red Sox
Crisp CF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Ramirez LF
Youkilis 3B
Drew RF
Varitek C
Casey 1B
Lugo SS
Buchholz RHP (0-1, 5.40)

Notes: Looks like Jeter is going to miss this season. This is the first time the Yankees are playing Buchholz. Papi is 3-36 on the season and Nancy (J.D.) Drew is currently the A.L.s leading hitter going 11-25 and batting .440. Alan Horne's injury last night was a "slight"biceps tear.

1st Inning: Melky grounded to short. Cano realized he has to take more pitches, as he took strike three. Abreu flies to center. WE: 40.9 Wang strikes out David Ortiz to end the inning. 1-2-3. WE: 44.7

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Live Blog: Yankees At Royals 4/10

Heres the lineups

Damon LF
Cabrera CF
Rodriguez 3B
Posada DH
Matsui RF
Molina C
Cano 2B
Ensberg 1B
Gonzalez SS
Pettitte LHP

Notes: Interesting Matsui in right who has only played there four times for the Yankees. Just thought you guys should know that the Yankees are 11-66 with runners in scoring position on the season and are 1-13 this series.

Nate here now. I'll be doing the liveblog tonight. Please if your reading this give us your input in the comments section.

A bit of an odd lineup today. Good to see Jorge back, although not at catcher. He played long toss today, and Derek Jeter should return relatively soon.

1st inning: Yanks go 1-2-3, making John Bale look like the great pitcher that he is. WE: 40.9.
Rough inning for Pettitte, hopefully he'll turn it around. Morgan Ensberg showed us the value of defense at first. WE: 35.4

2nd inning: The Yankees managed to baserunners, but Morgan Ensberg showed off his superior batting eye by taking called strike three. I'm really starting to get annoyed at this offense. WE: 30.6 Tony Pena Jr. is now 0 for his last 21. He would fit right in with the Yankees. Oh, wait, he plays good defense. Nice inning for Pettitte, though. WE: 34.8

3rd inning: Hey, a run! Melky hit a homer to left-center, despite not putting a great swing on the ball. A-Rod followed by not hitting a homerun, and instead grounding to third. WE: 41.8 In the bottom of the inning Pettitte got in trouble again, but got a DP ball to end it. WE: 47.8- It keeps on climbing.

4th inning: Two straight hits to start the inning. Is that allowed? Molina grounds into a DP, but Posada scores from third. 2-1 Yankees. Cano pops up the first pitch. WE: 54.6- damn right. The tarp is now on the field, despite no rain. Ken Singleton mentioned that there is a thunderstorm watch in the area. I guess that means Pettitte is done, which sucks, because the bullpen had to pitch five last night, and will likely pitch more tonight. Can you say Joba for two? WE: 55.1

RAIN DELAY........9:24-9:43
(this is now Charlie)

OK now the tarp is off it seems the game is starting. Horrah.

4th inning part 2: It seems Pettitte will continue pitching since he is on the mound after the deley and he comes back in with a runner on first and one out. Pettitte picks off Alex Gordon who was on first two down. Gload grounds out to Cano to end the inning. WE: 67.6%

Fifth Inning: Morgan Ensberg leads off the fifth with a nice single up the middle. Gonzalez sac bunts to move Ensburg into scoring position and there is now one out. Damon gets an infield single to to the shortstop and their are now runners on first and third one out. If we don't get a run here I will chase Melky all the way back to Santo Domingo. The Melkman delivers (fuck you John Sterling) and the Yanks lead 3-1. In the meantime, Hideo Nomo's ghost is warming in the bulllpen. Yanks get another run on a force at second. By the way this is Nate again. WE: 59.8 Another quick inning for Pettitte. He's cruising. WE: 85.6

Sixth Inning: Some bad news: Alan Horne left today's game in SWB due to a biceps injury. At least we still have Kei Igawa. Yankees strand a runner on third. WE: 83.6 Esteban German leads of the bottom of the sixth with a screaming line drive right at Pettitte, who snags it. Pettitte=Cat. 1-2-3 again- Vintage Andy. WE: 90.2%

Seventh Inning: Remember what you are doing right now, Hideo Nomo has made his triumphant return. He starts by giving up a hit to AG on the first pitch. Johnny Damon tried to completely ruin this inning, but only kind of ruined it, by beating out a DP ball. Hideo Nomo has cool sideburns. There I said it. Melky advances the runner on a crappy grounder. JOBA!! is warming up in the bullpen. Joba and Nomo in the same game, does it get any better? Nomo walks A-Rod. He walks Posada too, and now the entire continent of Asia watches as Nomo faces Matsui. Godzilla vs. The Tornado- coming soon to a theater near you. The Tornado wins. His sideburns were just too much, as Matsui pops out, bringing much dishonor to his household. WE: 83.8 Pettitte comes back out, and gives up a leadoff hit to Billy Butler. I would guess if he gets in trouble Joba will come in. Andy gets a comebacker on a check swing from Alex Gordon, and gets the out at second, but AG's throw pulled Ensberg off the bag. Pettitte gets Gload to fly to center, and then exits. I'm assuming its Joba time. Joba gets John Buck to fly to center to end the inning. WE: 93.8

Eighth Inning: Yanks go fairly quietly, stranding one. WE: 96.2. Tony Pena Jr. leads off with a hard liner that Cano boots. AG gets the force at second on Gathright grounder. Joba K's German, making him look stupid. Teahan singles on a hit and run. First and third, 2 out. Joba whiffs Guillen on a 99 MPH heater. WE: 97.1

Ninth Inning: Two outs, then A-Rod goes A-Gone, tying Bobby Murcer on the Yankees home run list. Jorge follows up with a homer of his own. Finally some offense. Nomo gets Matsui again. WE: 96.5 Not a save situation, but Mo is in anyway. A-Rod makes a nice play to get Butler. He's a good baseball player. Gordon pops up to AG. 1 out away. Gload singles, so now we have to keep hearing about that annoying hitting streak. Miguel Olivo in for John Buck. Damon makes the catch a few feet in front of the track to improve to 5-5.

Boston tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Live Blog: Yankees At Royals 4/9

Heres the lineup 

Damon DH
Cano 2B
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui LF
Giambi 1B
Molina C
Cabrera CF
Gonzalez SS
Kennedy RHP Brian Bruney RHP
Notes: Jorge has been diagnosed with a shoulder strain and should only be out for a few days. Morgan Ensberg injured his left ankle on Monday, and he most likely will be placed on the 15 day DL. The Captain might also be heading to the DL. Thanks to Pete Abe for all the news. Also Shelley Duncan was optioned to Triple-A Scranton.  


First Inning: Damon leads off the game with a walk. Cano then grounds into a 6-4-3 double play now the red hot Abreu steps up to the plate. Abreu grounds out to short to end the inning. WE: 54%

Bottom One. Bruney bare hands a ground ball hit back to him (like a true man) and throws out the speedy Gathright. Mark Grudzielanek, (only gonna spell that once from now on he is Mike G.) hit a long foul ball off the Bru crew (he is a one man crew). UPDATE: I.P.K. did not start because the rain is coming and did not want to waste him. Those tricky Yankees. Mark G. hits a broken bat ground ball to Gonzalez. The rain starts coming down and it looks like the Yankees were right. Teahen walks. Bruney strikes out Guillen to end the inning. The Bru crew is looking pretty good so far. WE: 53.3%   

Second Inning: It is really pouring now in Kauffman stadium as A-Rod grounds out to third. Matsui and Giambi both ground out to end the inning. By the looks of this rain this game is going to get called. WE: 53.3% 

Bottom Two. Leading off the second for the Royals is Billy Butler who hits a nice double to left field. The third baseman Alex Gorden, former teammate of Joba at Nebraska, and strikes out swinging. Everyone know Brain Bruney is strengthened by the rain which is really coming down now. The Bru crew strikes out Gload for his third strikeout of them game. Billy Traber is warming in the bullpen. Bruney strikes out Buck to strike out the side. 36 pitches in two innings, it is really not pretty. WE: 53.3%

Third Inning: Molina leads off for the Yankees in the top of the third with a nice double. Melky pops out to the second baseman and does not move the runner over, one out. Gonzalez files out to right to make two outs. Damon strikes out to end the inning and leaves a runner at second. WE: 53.3%

Bottom Three. Coming in for the Yanks to pitch is the lefty Billy Traber. Tony Pena Jr. grounds out to third. The speed demon Gathright steps up and stikes out. Whew I love relievers who can get outs maybe you can learn from Billy, Farnsworth. Mark G. gets a broken bat single to right. Teahen walks after working the count to 3-2. Trabers tripped into trouble but alliteration aside lets see what happens. Gullien lines out to left to end the inning. WHEW. WE:52.3%

Fourth Inning: I really hope the Yankees don't bring in the Farns. I would rather watch  eight straight hours of the Jerry Springer Show (which the Frans appeared on with his wife/cousin). OK that's a little too far, just because he has a red neck does not mean he is a hick. Anyway Cano grounds out to Tony Pena Jr. to start off the inning. DAMN IT THE FARNS (in all his studlyness) IS WARMING UP. Why does this happen to me, meanwhile Abreu flies out to left for the second out. A-God lines one into the gap and stretches it into a two out double. Matusi walks to make it first and second two outs. Giambi pops it out to third in foul grounds. According to Ken Singleton "It is not raining runs here" and I have to say.....I have nothing to say. WE: 51%  

Bottom Four. Billy Butler grounds it to A-God who makes a sick play to get the out. Oh yea FARNSWORTHLESS IS IN (SHIT). Gorden hits a loop single to right where Abreu slides and gets the ball on a hop. MOLINA nails Gorden on a attempted steal. GRAB SOME PINE MEAT. The Farns then strikes out Gload. Good inning for the Farns. WE: 52.9

Fifth Inning: Molina pops out to left to kick this fifth inning off. Melky pops out to second for the second out. A-Gon hits a deep ball to left field for a double and his second major league hit. Damon strikes out to end the inning. WE: 51.5%

Bottom Five. I.P.K. is warming up. The Farns gives up a HUGE home run to John Buck that went all the way to the centerfield waterfall. Tony Pena Jr. tries to bunt but A-Rod makes a nice play to get him out. T.P.J. is now 0 for his last 20 at bats. Gathright now tries to lay down a bunt and he succeeds. Gathright steals second and that is his 6th stolen base, Molina almost got him. Gathright now tries to steal third but Jose puts him back in place and guns him down. Two down and on that pitch Mark G. walked. Now the Farns walks Teahen. Damn Farnswoth gives up an RBI single to Gullien and now the score is 2-0 KC and runners are on first and third. Butler grounds out to Cano and he flips it to second to end the inning. To summarize that inning in two words: FARNSWORTH SUCKS. WE: 23.2%

Sixth Inning: Cano leads off the sixth and lines a single over the head of the shortstop. Lets get some runs now boys. Abreu now grounds into a double play. A-Rod ends the inning by grounding out to third. WE: 27.7 

Bottom Six. I.P.K. comes in now in the bottom of the 6th inning, crazy huh? I.P.K. walks Alex Gorden. Gload hits a deep ball to left out to the reach of Matsui and Gorden scores. Gload gets a RBI double. Now John Buck gets a single but the runners hold. Runners on first and third no outs. The young Irishman Ian is in trouble. T.P.J. hits a slow roller to A-Gon who flips to second and they can only get one. T.P.J. is now 0-21. Another run scores Royals lead 4-0. Gathright lines out to center for the second out. Mike G. grounds out to A-Rod to end the inning. I have just realized it is hard for the Yankees to win if they don't SCORE RUNS. WE: 5.3%

Seventh Inning: Godzilla leads off by hitting a hard deep liner to right which is caught on the backpedal. The Giambiano lifts a high ball to center caught by Gathright. Molina grounds out to second to end the inning. WE: 6.3%

Bottom Seven. Why am I still doing this. No one is reading but I have commitment thats right America I will not start something I can not finish, expect for a sandwich then I will save the rest for later. OK I.P.K. comes out for his second inning of work and Ks Teahen with a 3-2 change-up. Gullien lifts a high ball to Godzilla who gets it. Two down and the mighty Billy Butler at the plate who walks. Now Alex Gorden steps in who strikes out. If the Yankees want to win they need to score runs..I know thats a bold statement but thats how I feel. WE: 3.4%

Eighth Inning: The Melk Man leads off with a single. A-Gon grounds into a double play to kill all of my hope of a comeback. Right after I say that Damon hits a two out double to right...shesh. Cano grounds out to second to end the inning. WE: Small.

Bottom Eight. Gload grounds out to second. John Buck grounds out to short. Now T.P.J. is up at the plate and he strikes out and it is now 0-22. WE: Smaller

Ninth Inning. This is the Yankees last chance to score some runs. Abreu digs in and get a broken bat ground out to second and goes 0-4 tonight which is not good for my fantasy team. A-Rod hits a line drive off the glove of Pena and is ruled a base hit. Gozilla walks. One out first and second and Trey Hillman is bringing in Jimmy Gobble. When we come back it will be Giambi vs. Gobble. Giambi pops out to the third basemen Gordon and he too goes 0-4 on the night. WHY CAN WE NOT HIT WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION? Molina strikes out swinging to end the game.


Well thats all folks. There is my live blog chock full of poor analysis, numerous spelling and grammatical errors, and vulgar language. My liveblog record this year is 1-1 put that in your pipe and smoke it Nate.  

Monday, April 7, 2008

Live Blog: Yankees vs. Rays 4/7

Tonight I am going to take a crack at live blogging the game. The Yanks are trying take two of four from the Rays and in the process win their second straight. On the mound for the Yankees is Mike Mussina, coming off his first shaky start. Whether we like it or not Moose is an important key to the Yankees success this season. It is strange that both games that the Moose is starting Molina is catching. The game will be shown on ESPN 2 and YES. Here are the lineups from Pete Abe.

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Mussina RHP

Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Floyd DH
Hinske RF
Aybar 3B
DiFelice C
Bartlett SS

First Inning: After a dominant first inning setting the Rays down one-two three in a impressive first inning Moose only hurled 8 pitches. WE: 59.1%

The second half of the first inning starts off with a Damon single. Then Jeter grounds into a would be double play but beats it out. "EL COMEDULCE" hits a 2 run shot. A-Rod and Godzilla both ground out to end the inning. Yankees 2. Rays 0. WE: 73.1%

Second Inning: Again the Moose sets em down one two three again throwing only 19 pitches total in the game. Not much else to say. WE: 77.1%

Cano grounded out, Betemit struck out and Melky flied out to make it a 1-2-3 inning for the Rays WE: 73.1%


Third Inning: The inning starts off with Jonny Gomes hitting a solo home run to make the game 2-1 Yankees. Mussina left the pitch up over the plate and the ruffian crushed it. Next there was a ground out and then a walk. Finally Iwamura and Crawford ground out to end the inning leaving a runner stranded at third. WE: 70.2%

This half inning begins with a double by the sneaky Jose Molina. Damon grounds out. EL COMEDULCE hits a ball "lined like a bullet" into center moving the slugglish Molina over to third bringing A-Rod up with two outs. He grounds out to third ending the inning with two runners stranded. The Yankees are looking pretty good right now and as long Moose can hold up the bombers will be fine. WE: 65.4%

Fourth Inning: Moose gets three quick ground outs only throwing six pitches to end the inning and bring the Bombers up to the plates. WE: 72.5%

Starting the inning Matsui grounds out. Then Cano gets "robbed" by the majestic fairy in right Eric Hinske. Finally Betemit grounds out to end the inning. Yankees 2 Rays 1 WE: 67.6%

Fifth Inning: Moose Ks Aybar to start the 5th giving him an impressive total of 2 strike outs. Next batter Moose Ks the Ruffian Jonny Gomes to tie David Cone on the all time strikeout list and giving him his third strikeout of the game. DiFelice hits a two out double to keep the inning alive getting his first career hit off of Mussina. Bartlett flies out to end the inning. Moose has a total of 64 pitches and unlike the last game he is not locating his fastball well. WE: 74.4%

The Melk Man grounds out to short to start the bottom of the fifth. The Yankees should be hitting Hammel harder and it seems their bats are still alseep as they have been all season. Molina hits a slow roller back to the pitcher for the second out. Damon hits a blooper over the head of the shortstop for his second hit of the night bringing up Morgan "Clutch" Ensberg. A nice play by Ayebar ends the inning. CAN WE GET SOME RUNS. Yankees 2. Rays 1 WE:69%

Sixth Inning- This is a big inning for Moose if he can get threw this inning with a good pitch count he can pitch the 7th too and then hand the 8th to Joba. Aki grounded into a soft grounder to the Moose one out. Crawford grounds out to Ensberg. Now lets hope Carlos does not bring the Pena. Michael Kay just called the Pena shift the "Martini glass defense " does he have to make everything gay? After that Flaherty shut him down saying "Not one person in baseball calls that defense that" Kay however disagreed. Cano makes a throwing error on an easy ground ball and Morgan, who is not a cat like Giambi, could not handle that throw. Runner on first B.J. Upton digs in and grounds out to A-Rod. Now can we please produce some runs. WE: 77.1%

Bottom Six. "Bobby Abreu is as sweet as candy" (sorry hits a triple off of the right-center wall past the glove of the fairy Hinske and is now a double away with a cycle. If we don't get this run in I might cry. A-Rod hits a bloop single over Aki's head to drive in the run and make the game a 3-1 contest. Godzilla hits an RBI double driving in A-Rod making this game 4-1 in the Yankees favor. Cano grounds out and moves the Matsui to third with one out. Betemit stuck out swinging. Melky is walked intensionally. Molina ends the inning with a ground out. Finally some runs. Yankees 4. Rays 1. WE: 91.6%

Seventh Inning: Big Boy Bruney comes into the game mullet and all. Is it just me or do all pitches have some sort of chain around thier neck...their leader? Jeff Weaver of course. Oh yea live blogging the leadoff hitter hits a long fly ball to right that is caught. Bruney releases his anger on Aybar plunking him in the arm with a 94mph fastball. That was the first base runner Bruney has allowed on all year. The Ruffian Johnny Gomes flies out to center now two outs. The inning is ended by a groundout to Betemit. WE: 95.7% (I like)


(Sorry about the grey text blogger is a little screwy)

Around the Leauge Scores:

Bottom Seven. Dohmann comes in for the Rays and Damon leads off the inning. UPDATE JETER HAS A STRAINED LEFT QUAD......SHIT. Damon flies out to Crawford. Ensberg gets his fisrt hit as a Yankee with a ground ball up the middle for a single. Bobby walks. Runners on first and second one out. A-Rod strikes out looking on a pitch he thought to be a ball. The replay shows that indeed it was a ball but it was close to the zone. Two down. Godzilla hits an RBI single by Aki driving in Ensberg. 5-1 Yankees. Crap, Farnsworth is warming up. RBI single for Robbie Cano don't ya know...God I need to stop.....6-1 Yankees. Runners on 1st and 3rd now 2 outs. To end the rally Betemit strikes out going 0-4 so far in the game. Their is only one man who can blow this lead and his name.......Kyle. WE: 98.8%

Eighth Inning: Fucking Farnsworth is and and starts off the inning by getting a quick fly out for one out. The Farns strikes out Aki two down. So far in game their have only been two baserunners. The Farns gets a weak ground ball back to him to end the inning. WE: 99.7%

Bottom 8th. Cabrera steps up to the plate against the new Rays pitcher Glover and he grounds out to Pena. Molina strikes out swinging to record the second out of the inning. Damon then grounds out to second and it seems LaTroy is going to come in and work the 9th. WE: 99.7

LaTroy is coming in bearing a 31.50 era and he will get to face the heart of the order of the Rays. Pena squares to bunt which befuddles me. Pena knocks a lead off single and the crowd assaults Hawkins with a cloud of boos. He has not had the best welcome here in New York. He was booed even before throwing a pitch just for wearing #21. Hawkins throws a wild pitch and Pena advances to second. Hawkins makes a jumping play to stop a ground ball and gets the out at first. One out man on second the Majestic Hinske at the plate who walks. Aybar grounds out and moves the runners over. Two outs second and third the Ruffian Jonny Gomes steps up to take a crack at LaTroy he strikes out swinging and LaTroy manages to get out of it.

Thats all for me folks. Time for some NCAA Mens Basketball. Word to your mother.....


Here is the new Joba addias commercial that is airing on Yes

Monday, March 24, 2008



Beautiful words from the Yankees front office. The greatest sports team in the world has exceeded 3.8 million tickets sold for the '08 season and they are the earliest club to do so, the current tally is 400,000 tickets ahead of the Yankees’ total on the same date last year.

“Even with historic advance sales, tickets remain available for most games,” said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. “I encourage fans to join us at Yankee Stadium throughout 2008 to celebrate the 84th and final season of Baseball at The House That Ruth Built.”

Looks the Yankees won't have any trouble funding the new stadium

(Sorry about the shortage of posts.....Spring Training isn't very eventful and we have been busy)