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keithbishop
05-15-2006, 12:33 AM
Rather than hijack the red sox nation thread........... why not have a Yankees thread??

There wasn't much to post about today's Yankees game, but Ramiro Mendoza shined this afternoon for Columbus. I don't know if he'll be able to work his way back into the Yankees bullpen with Octavio Dotel on his way back, but he earned a :salute: after today's rare STARTING performance:

Mendoza allowed 3 H and 1 BB, striking out 4 in 6 IP (69 pitches).

Carlos Pena hit his 3rd HR in the Clippers 1-0 victory.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2006_05_14_colaaa_noraaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb

Southstander
05-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Thanks for making this KB, I was getting a little tired of the Yankee post in the Red Sox Tread.


As far an all time Yankees line up, you guys proved my point about having all that talent, and not being able to win 26 World Titles, it is suprising you did not win more. Some of the battle how ever are slam dunks, 1B is Lou Gehrig, he still leads you team in all time singles doubles and triples. how do you not start him?

RunYouOver
05-15-2006, 04:00 PM
GO YANKEES!!!!

Majors looks good, Triple and Double A look good.........it's a bright future for the Yankees.

keithbishop
05-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks for making this KB, I was getting a little tired of the Yankee post in the Red Sox Tread.
No sweat, Southstander..... I had the same thought. :salute:

As far an all time Yankees line up, you guys proved my point about having all that talent, and not being able to win 26 World Titles, it is suprising you did not win more. Some of the battle how ever are slam dunks, 1B is Lou Gehrig, he still leads you team in all time singles doubles and triples. how do you not start him?

I just went with the players I have watched. I've been following the Yankees since 1977. I'll have to make an all-time Yankee list tonight. The list of Yankees from 1977-2006 was difficult to thin down, but the all-time list will a lot harder.

Gyro
05-15-2006, 04:29 PM
I think both these threads are pointless because everyone knows the Jays are gonna win the division and the World Series!!!! :beer:

Southstander
05-15-2006, 04:41 PM
What ever you are smoking change brands it WONT be the Jays

Gyro
05-15-2006, 04:58 PM
What ever you are smoking change brands it WONT be the Jays

Methinks the Red Sox need another ass whooping from the Jays since we beat you guys almost everytime we face you, we WILL win this division, trust me. We've been in it this far without most of our starting rotation, come June and July we'll be just tearing that division apart... :coffee:

Southstander
05-15-2006, 06:39 PM
Man I almost spit Mountian Dew all over my Key Board with that one, If you are gonna run Smack on my Sox do it in the Red Sox Nation Thread I don't want to Hijack this thread like Yank fans tryed to do in mine.

keithbishop
05-15-2006, 08:15 PM
Man I almost spit Mountian Dew all over my Key Board with that one, If you are gonna run Smack on my Sox do it in the Red Sox Nation Thread I don't want to Hijack this thread like Yank fans tryed to do in mine.

It's OK, Southstander........ the Blue Jays are a talented team....... but, in the end, it will still be a 2-team race.......... Yankees and red sox, like always............ a delusional Jays fan is a rarity that we can both enjoy :D .

keithbishop
05-15-2006, 08:17 PM
I think both these threads are pointless because everyone knows the Jays are gonna win the division and the World Series!!!! :beer:
OK........... good luck with that :goofy: .

keithbishop
05-15-2006, 08:29 PM
The other Trenton Thunder pitching prospect to watch (besides SP Phil Hughes and relievers J Brent Cox and TJ Beam) is SP Steven White. Despite a lack of run support and a 2-1 record , the 24-year old White has a 2.28 ERA through 8 starts. Cox(22.... 1.78 ERA ), Beam(25 ..... 0.33 ERA!!!!) and White deserve promotions to AAA....... and Hughes(19 :eek: ) will likely be in AAA by august 1st.

The Yankees lost to the Rangers 4-2 despite another great start by Mike Mussina, who gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings. Kyle Farnsworth allowed 2 runs in the 8th to take the loss.

According to Joe Torre, RRP Tanyon Sturtze has a slight tear of the rotator cuff. Sturtze has to decide whether to try resting......... or to have season-ending surgery. IMO, surgery would be the best option, as this injury could go back to the 2nd half of 2005. After a strong 2004 2nd half and solid 2005 1st half, Sturtze hasn't been able to finish his pitches...... he suffered a noticable lack of velocity in the 2nd half last year. This year, though his velocity is up, he hasn't been able to locate his pitches...... it was a brutal 1st month and a half for Sturtze-- 7.59 ERA.

Southstander
05-15-2006, 11:08 PM
AL East Standings

Teams Games Back
Boston ------
NY 1
Toronto 1.5
Baltimore 5.5
Tampa Bay 8

WorstTrollEver
05-16-2006, 05:53 AM
A Yankee thread is a great idea. As a Sox fan I was sorry to see Matsui get injured so badly. He's a pure professional and a class act.

Although I can't stand the Yankees as an organization, there are several players who I greatly respect: Jeter, Hideki, Moose, Rivera, Posada and Sheffield.

{Al, there's no need to create a Jays thread because you'll be talking to yourself}

DevilSpawn
05-16-2006, 06:02 AM
You know what's funny, I saw the title was Evil Empire Thread and... I thought this was a Raiders thread. But it still rocks! :D

Millwood was on his game last night. We'll get 'em tonight, assuming the rains stop.

RunYouOver
05-16-2006, 12:17 PM
A Yankee thread is a great idea. As a Sox fan I was sorry to see Matsui get injured so badly. He's a pure professional and a class act.

Although I can't stand the Yankees as an organization, there are several players who I greatly respect: Jeter, Hideki, Moose, Rivera, Posada and Sheffield.

{Al, there's no need to create a Jays thread because you'll be talking to yourself}


Thanks WTE....I hate the sox fans who are a) Happy Matsui's injured, because "he's a jerk, he's on the Yankees"

And B) Hate jeter for no reason other than he's on the Yankees....Jeter's probably the best MLB player, as a role model, player, and team captain. He's been so good for baseball, and to hate him just because he's a yankee is immature.

There's only one baseball player or sports player for that matter who I would wish injury to, and that is Barry Bonds---He doesn't deserve to play baseball, or break records.....He'll probably wind up dead in a few years anyway though....

RunYouOver
05-16-2006, 12:26 PM
The other Trenton Thunder pitching prospect to watch (besides SP Phil Hughes and relievers J Brent Cox and TJ Beam) is SP Steven White. Despite a lack of run support and a 2-1 record , the 24-year old White has a 2.28 ERA through 8 starts. Cox(22.... 1.78 ERA ), Beam(25 ..... 0.33 ERA!!!!) and White deserve promotions to AAA....... and Hughes(19 :eek: ) will likely be in AAA by august 1st.

The Yankees lost to the Rangers 4-2 despite another great start by Mike Mussina, who gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings. Kyle Farnsworth allowed 2 runs in the 8th to take the loss.

According to Joe Torre, RRP Tanyon Sturtze has a slight tear of the rotator cuff. Sturtze has to decide whether to try resting......... or to have season-ending surgery. IMO, surgery would be the best option, as this injury could go back to the 2nd half of 2005. After a strong 2004 2nd half and solid 2005 1st half, Sturtze hasn't been able to finish his pitches...... he suffered a noticable lack of velocity in the 2nd half last year. This year, though his velocity is up, he hasn't been able to locate his pitches...... it was a brutal 1st month and a half for Sturtze-- 7.59 ERA.

TJ Beam, and Phillip Hughes both pitched very well in Trenton's 2-1 win today...

TJ Beam LOWERED his ERA to 0.28 today, also!
:eek:

DevilSpawn
05-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Thanks WTE....I hate the sox fans who are a) Happy Matsui's injured, because "he's a jerk, he's on the Yankees"

And B) Hate jeter for no reason other than he's on the Yankees....Jeter's probably the best MLB player, as a role model, player, and team captain. He's been so good for baseball, and to hate him just because he's a yankee is immature.
You know, I disagreed with you for 5 seconds before I listed my current top 5 MLB players:

1. Mariano Rivera
2. Derek Jeter
3. Robinson Cano (the future baby!) :D
4. Manny Ramirez
5. David Ortiz

Manny is definitely in the top 10 of my all-time players and Papi is in the top 15. It shouldn't be automatic that I hate them because they're on the Sox, but only seen as unfortunate thatthey play for them.


There's only one baseball player or sports player for that matter who I would wish injury to, and that is Barry Bonds---He doesn't deserve to play baseball, or break records.....He'll probably wind up dead in a few years anyway though....
As a human being, I feel bad that those thoughts crossed my mind for a split second or two. He's not the first, last or only guy to cheat. But would you wish injury to him if he wasn't surpassing the greatest Yankee, Babe Ruth? I know I'm pissed, but at the same time I would be too if Jr. Griffey were to do it.

We might as well call Barry the Greatest Cheater of All Time.

WorstTrollEver
05-16-2006, 02:34 PM
Thanks WTE....I hate the sox fans who are a) Happy Matsui's injured, because "he's a jerk, he's on the Yankees"

And B) Hate jeter for no reason other than he's on the Yankees....Jeter's probably the best MLB player, as a role model, player, and team captain. He's been so good for baseball, and to hate him just because he's a yankee is immature.

There's only one baseball player or sports player for that matter who I would wish injury to, and that is Barry Bonds---He doesn't deserve to play baseball, or break records.....He'll probably wind up dead in a few years anyway though....

I personally haven't heard any Red Sox fans say they're happy to see Matsui injured; maybe you have, but not me.

I have heard Red Sox fans criticize Jeter but that happened a lot more when Nomar was a Red Sox. However, most Red Sox fans began to truly respect Jeter in 2004 when Nomar was pouting on the Red Sox bench and Derek was busting his butt on the field and at the plate.

Southstander
05-16-2006, 04:17 PM
It is safe to say that I'm not one of those Sox fans that is happy Matsui is hurt. I never want to see anybody get hurt, even if they do play for "The Evil Empire".

Gyro
05-16-2006, 04:27 PM
You know, I disagreed with you for 5 seconds before I listed my current top 5 MLB players:

1. Mariano Rivera
2. Derek Jeter
3. Robinson Cano (the future baby!) :D
4. Manny Ramirez
5. David Ortiz



What a terrible list!!!! :duh:




Here's a better one! :D


1. Albert Pujols
2. Alex Rodriguez
3. David Ortiz
4. Roy Halladay(Most overpowering pitcher in the game)
5. Miguel Tejada


Most of those guys can play defense as well as offense and Ortiz is just a tremendous hitter, that's why he's up there.

RunYouOver
05-16-2006, 04:52 PM
As a human being, I feel bad that those thoughts crossed my mind for a split second or two. He's not the first, last or only guy to cheat. But would you wish injury to him if he wasn't surpassing the greatest Yankee, Babe Ruth? I know I'm pissed, but at the same time I would be too if Jr. Griffey were to do it.

We might as well call Barry the Greatest Cheater of All Time.


Well, I know what I've seen...and then I read Game of Shadows....it's safe to say he's the biggest cheat of all time...not to mention a rude, racist jerk.....

DevilSpawn
05-16-2006, 04:54 PM
What a terrible list!!!! :duh:




Here's a better one! :D


1. Albert Pujols
2. Alex Rodriguez
3. David Ortiz
4. Roy Halladay(Most overpowering pitcher in the game)
5. Miguel Tejada


Most of those guys can play defense as well as offense and Ortiz is just a tremendous hitter, that's why he's up there.
lol, it was Cano on that list that did it, wasn't it.

I am just getting the baseball sports package this year so I rarely get to see Pujols play. A-Rod's double play in the 9th inning in Anaheim will forever stick until he comes clutch in the postseason. Tejada is probably has more talent vs. Jeter, but I still go with Derek. And yes Halladay can turn the lights out, he's definitely in my top 10.

But on to serious matters. It's the bottom of the second, 1 out, Texas leading the Yankees 9-0! I am so glad I didn't go to this game... too bad the Yankees can say the same thing.

Southstander
05-16-2006, 05:45 PM
Go Rangers, lol :D

Gyro
05-16-2006, 05:47 PM
Go Rangers, lol :D

If the Yanks lose today and my Jays win later tonight we can steal 2nd spot in the AL East!!! :beer:

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 06:42 PM
Not to rain on anyone's parade..... but the rangers blew a 9-0 lead. 11-10 Yankees going into the 7th. :beer:

Southstander
05-16-2006, 06:45 PM
12 -11 rangers :beer:

RunYouOver
05-16-2006, 07:19 PM
12-12...this is one of the best Yankee games I've seen in a LONG time....

9-0 rangers, 10-1 rangers, 11-10 Yankees, 12-11 Rangers, 12-12....

Dang! :eek:

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 08:00 PM
JORGE POSADA HITS A 2-RUN BLAST WITH 2 OUTS IN THE 9TH TO WIN THE GAME 14-13 !!!!!!! :beer: :beer: :beer:

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-16-2006, 08:28 PM
What a game! And to think I passed up tix to tonight's game! :ugh:

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 08:32 PM
In 29 years of following Yankees baseball, I have NEVER witnessed a regular-season game like tonight's. Count the yankees out?? Yeah.... go right ahead..... LOL.

How's this for a comeback...... the starting pitcher, Shawn Chacon, was bombed.... didn't make it out of the 2nd inning. THE YANKEES TRAILED 9-0.
Not only were we missing Matsui and Sheffield, but Jason Giambi was hurt and missed the game. The Rangers are one of the best offensive teams in the game.

Yeah, I reserve the right to say "we" when discussing the Yankees and Broncos....
I live and die with their games.

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 08:32 PM
What a game! And to think I passed up tix to tonight's game! :ugh:
Did you watch it or listen to it??

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 08:36 PM
It is safe to say that I'm not one of those Sox fans that is happy Matsui is hurt. I never want to see anybody get hurt, even if they do play for "The Evil Empire".

"You must spread some Contributor Status around before giving it to Southstander again."

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 08:45 PM
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2006_05_16_texmlb_nyamlb_1&c_id=mlb






Texas (20-18)
Lost 1 NY Yankees 14, Texas 13 Today's Boxes 5/16/06 BOS 6, BAL 5 PIT 9, CIN 3 CLE 6, KC 4 DET 7, MIN 4 TB 10, CWS 7 ATL 4, FLA 3 MIL 3, PHI 2 SF 14, HOU 3 CHC 4, WSH 0 COL 5, LAD 1
NY Yankees (22-15)
Won 1
May 16, 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 2 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 13 17 1
NY Yankees 0 1 3 0 2 6 1 0 2 14 17 1


Standings thru 5/16/06 | Gameday

Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matthews, CF 5 2 1 0 1 0 3 .309
Young, SS 6 1 1 2 0 1 4 .331
Teixeira, 1B 5 2 4 3 0 1 0 .288
Nevin, DH 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 .247
Blalock, 3B 4 1 3 4 1 1 0 .345
Mench, RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 .297
1-Brown, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Wilkerson, LF 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 .269
DeRosa, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .358
Barajas, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .225
Totals 40 13 17 12 5 5 16


1-Ran for Mench in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira 2 (12, Chacon, Small), Matthews (12, Small), Blalock (6, Villone), Barajas (5, Rivera).
HR: Blalock (8, 2nd inning off Small, 2 on, 1 out), Wilkerson (6, 7th inning off Proctor, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 2; Young; Teixeira 6; Nevin 3; Blalock 7; Mench 2; Wilkerson 4; DeRosa; Barajas 2.
RBI: Blalock 4 (33), Young 2 (24), Teixeira 3 (22), Wilkerson 2 (14), Barajas (11).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench; Wilkerson; Young 2.
S: Wilkerson.
GIDP: Mench.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Barajas (2, throw).
DP: (Young-DeRosa-Teixeira).


NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF 5 4 3 0 1 1 1 .291
Jeter, SS 5 3 4 4 1 0 1 .349
Rodriguez, 3B 5 2 1 0 1 0 5 .273
Posada, C 3 2 2 5 1 1 1 .297
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 .313
Williams, RF 4 2 1 1 1 0 4 .239
Phillips, DH 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .167
Cairo, 1B 5 0 2 3 0 1 2 .229
Cabrera, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .316
Crosby, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Totals 40 14 17 14 6 5 22

BATTING
2B: Phillips 2 (2, Koronka, Feldman), Jeter (10, Koronka), Rodriguez (6, Koronka), Williams (4, Benoit).
HR: Jeter (5, 6th inning off Feldman, 2 on, 0 out), Posada (6, 9th inning off Otsuka, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 3; Jeter 8; Rodriguez 2; Posada 5; Williams 2; Phillips 4; Cairo 2; Cabrera 2.
RBI: Cairo 3 (6), Jeter 4 (29), Posada 5 (24), Cano (14), Williams (14).
2-out RBI: Cairo 2; Posada 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cairo 2; Cabrera; Williams.
SF: Posada 2.
GIDP: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (6, 3rd base off Koronka/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Damon (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Cabrera 2 (Teixeira at 3rd base, Teixeira at home).
DP: (Rodriguez-Cano-Cairo).




Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koronka 4.2 8 5 5 2 2 0 4.22
Feldman 0.1 3 3 3 1 1 1 7.88
Benoit (BS, 1) 1.0 2 3 3 2 2 0 3.86
Bauer (BS, 1) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.43
Mahay 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.00
Otsuka (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 1 2.95
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chacon 1.1 6 8 7 2 0 0 5.21
Small 4.1 6 2 2 1 2 1 8.71
Villone 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.63
Proctor (BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 2.05
Farnsworth 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.78
Rivera (W, 1-2) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.18


Feldman pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Cano (by Koronka), Barajas (by Chacon).
Pitches-strikes: Koronka 80-47, Feldman 19-10, Benoit 30-15, Bauer 12-7, Mahay 20-11, Otsuka 13-10, Chacon 50-30, Small 57-39, Villone 1-1, Proctor 25-13, Farnsworth 9-7, Rivera 23-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Koronka 7-5, Feldman 0-0, Benoit 0-1, Bauer 1-1, Mahay 3-1, Otsuka 1-1, Chacon 2-2, Small 7-3, Villone 0-0, Proctor 0-2, Farnsworth 0-1, Rivera 3-0.
Batters faced: Koronka 24, Feldman 5, Benoit 7, Bauer 4, Mahay 5, Otsuka 4, Chacon 13, Small 18, Villone 1, Proctor 6, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Feldman 1-0, Mahay 1-0, Small 2-2, Villone 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:49.
Att: 40,757.

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 09:19 PM
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060516&content_id=1456686&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy


05/16/2006 9:30 PM ET
Notes: Matsui remains hopeful
Slugger speaks for first time since fracturing his left wrist
By Mark Feinsand / MLB.com



NEW YORK -- Hideki Matsui plans to return to the Yankees' lineup this season, though he knows the road back will not be easy.
Tuesday, Matsui spoke publicly for the first time since fracturing his left wrist, holding a press conference at Yankee Stadium.

"My goal is to come back this season," Matsui said through his interpreter, Roger Kahlon. "I don't want to come back short-handed, where I'm not performing to what I'm capable of. I will do my best to come back and play to my capabilities and more. That's my goal."

Matsui, who suffered the injury in the first inning of last Thursday's game against the Red Sox, underwent surgery on Friday. He was told by doctors that the bone would take about six weeks to heal, at which point he would be able to begin the rehab process.

"I'm pretty settled down now after everything that has happened," Matsui said. "I don't really have any plans; just let the bone heal, try and progress on, keep everything in good condition."

"It was nice to see him," said manager Joe Torre. "The last time he left, he was really uncomfortable; it makes you happy to see somebody in your own family back."

The fractured wrist marks the first major injury of Matsui's career, and it snapped his consecutive-games played streak of 518 with the Yankees and 1,768 overall dating back to Japan. Matsui said he was more disappointed for the fans who had been following the streak and for the managers who had helped him keep it alive than he was for himself.

"I knew that someday the streak would end, that the day would come, that it would be something I would have to deal with," Matsui said. "It was something that just happened. Playing every day, the numbers started adding up.

"It wasn't necessarily me who was conscious of the streak, but others, and they were very supportive of me and were hoping that I could continue the streak," he added. "It's kind of like I wanted to help them and answer that desire. At the same time, I wanted to be on the field and do whatever I could to help my team win."

In a statement released by the team last Friday, Matsui apologized to his teammates for the injury. Tuesday, he reiterated those feelings.

"I apologized to my teammates because I'm not going to be there, that they have to battle [without me] given the situation I'm in," Matsui said. "Certainly, it's my first time going through an injury like this in my career. The best thing I can do at this point is to think about coming back and staying positive."

Matsui will remain in New York during his rehab period, though he is unsure how often he will come to see his teammates at Yankee Stadium. Even after watching a replay of the injury, Matsui had no regrets about the way things turned out.

"If the play happened over again, I wouldn't do anything differently," he said. "I did my best in the situation, it just so happened that my glove caught the ground."

Giambi sits: Jason Giambi was not in the lineup on Tuesday, one night after he suffered a strained neck while making a diving stop on a ground ball in the third inning.

Giambi was examined by team physician Dr. Stuart Hershon on Tuesday, and he is listed as day-to-day.

"I just gave myself a little whiplash when I looked up after the ball bounced up; I tensed up my neck and just kind of caught it," Giambi said. "I kind of strained it like when you get in a car accident. My neck is just stiff. It's a lot better. Hopefully I'll shoot for tomorrow."

After seeing Hershon, Giambi received therapy at the hospital before heading to the ballpark. With Matsui and Gary Sheffield already out of the lineup, Giambi wants to make sure not to turn a minor injury into a major one.

"I wish I could play tonight, no doubt about it," Giambi said. "The biggest thing is making sure that it's right, not turn it into something else."

Surgery for Sturtze? Tanyon Sturtze will visit noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, getting a second opinion on his injured right shoulder.

Monday, an MRI exam revealed a partial tear of his rotator cuff, landing him on the disabled list. If Andrews recommends surgery to repair the shoulder, Sturtze could undergo the procedure on the spot, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Should Sturtze undergo surgery, he would likely be done for the season.

"Anybody who has surgery, especially a pitcher, involving your rotator cuff, you have to assume you can't count on them the rest of the year," Torre said. "This is going to be Tanyon's decision. Whatever decision he makes will probably be the one that gives him the best chance to come back."

Lineup looking thin: The Yankees' lineup on Tuesday featured Jorge Posada as the cleanup hitter, the first time the catcher has hit fourth since Oct. 2, 2004.

The bottom third of the lineup also looked significantly different, as Andy Phillips, Miguel Cairo and Melky Cabrera rounded out the batting order.

"There's really no rhyme or reason for a lineup now; you just get your hitters up top and hope they hit very often," Torre said. "Over 162 games, you take what comes. We'll go out there, still rely on our pitching and be a little more innovative, offensively."

Giambi should be back in the lineup in the next day or two, but with Matsui out for at least three months and Sheffield out another week or two, Torre will continue to play around with his lineup.

"You don't want to think it's ever going to happen, but you can't think in terms of why it happened; it doesn't do you any good," Torre said. "With the 25 you have, you have to make the machine go."

************************************************** ************************************************** *******************************

Matsui APOLOGIZED to his teammates for the injury :eek: ?? He is a world-class athlete and a class act.

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-16-2006, 09:21 PM
Did you watch it or listen to it??
Oh definitely! I don't miss too many games! :D

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 09:26 PM
Oh definitely! I don't miss too many games! :D


I watch most of their games on MLBTV most nights. There were problems with the picture tonight, but I listened to the entire game as I followed it on Gameday.

162 games makes for a long season when you live and die with each game.

Southstander
05-16-2006, 09:38 PM
I will give The EE credit for their Rally over the Rangers, after being 9 runs down at one point, and Jorge to hit a 2 run bomb w/ 2 outs.

keithbishop
05-16-2006, 10:16 PM
I will give The EE credit for their Rally over the Rangers, after being 9 runs down at one point, and Jorge to hit a 2 run bomb w/ 2 outs.The end was crazy......... to take a lead..... lose it in the 8th.....tie it in the bottom.......fall behind in the top of the 9th.....then the walkoff with 2 outs.........unreal. I should also mention Posada holding onto the ball after a tremendous collision at home plate.......... :salute:

chickennob2
05-17-2006, 12:46 AM
man, Posada looked like Jeb Putzier on that play at the plate. I think baseball tonight should get to do a Jacked Up segment just for that play. Great game tonight.

keithbishop
05-17-2006, 05:02 AM
Bernie Williams' clutch hitting last night moved him up on 2 Yankee lists...........

He is now 6th in RBI, passing C Bill Dic%ey.
#'s 1 through 5:
1. Lou Gehrig
2. Babe Ruth
3. Joe Dimaggio
4. Mickey Mantle
5. Yogi Berra


Bernie doubled, moving him up that list as well:
1. Lou Gehrig
2. Don Mattingly
3. Tie- Babe Ruth and Bernie Williams.

:beer: :salute:

RunYouOver
05-17-2006, 03:16 PM
Last night was one of the best games I've ever seen.

It was absolutely incredible.

Go Yankees!

WorstTrollEver
05-17-2006, 03:43 PM
Last night was one of the best games I've ever seen.

It was absolutely incredible.

Go Yankees!

I gotta give your boys credit. No Matsui, Sheff or Giambi and you still won after being down by 9.

keithbishop
05-17-2006, 07:48 PM
Wang is now 4-1 .... and the Yankees are tied for 1st place with boston.
Wang went 8 innings, making only 1 mistake..... allowing a 2-run HR in the 8th. His pitch totals have been phenomenal: 85 pitches in 8 innings Friday..... 81 pitches in 8 innings tonight. Jorge Posada had 2 RBI. :beer:



Now for the bad news: Carl "Brokeback" Pavano was pulled after 1 inning of tonight's rehab start with tightness in his bicep. I'm tiring of his endless list of injuries...... though hardly surprised as it only follows his career pattern. :ugh:

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-17-2006, 09:32 PM
Wang pitching like this is the best thing the yankees could have hoped for considering Johnson's struggles...

Southstander
05-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Wang is now 4-1 .... and the Yankees are tied for 1st place with boston.
Wang went 8 innings, making only 1 mistake..... allowing a 2-run HR in the 8th. His pitch totals have been phenomenal: 85 pitches in 8 innings Friday..... 81 pitches in 8 innings tonight. Jorge Posada had 2 RBI. :beer:



Now for the bad news: Carl "Brokeback" Pavano was pulled after 1 inning of tonight's rehab start with tightness in his bicep. I'm tiring of his endless list of injuries...... though hardly surprised as it only follows his career pattern. :ugh:


Do I want to know why you call him "Brokeback"

keithbishop
05-18-2006, 12:38 AM
Do I want to know why you call him "Brokeback"

LOL. Umm.... just a play on words. He has a few too many injury problems for my taste (to put it mildly). I started to listen to the Trenton game tonight, heard the name of the pitcher (King) in the 4th inning...... not the results I was hoping for.
I'm going to ignore Pavano until he joins the Yankees. June.... September..... 2007?? "Eventually" would be my closest guess to a target date.

This is why a free agent should be judged over a period of years..... not 1 good year after several years of injuries.

Southstander
05-18-2006, 02:56 PM
Yanks lost to the Rangers today

keithbishop
05-18-2006, 06:05 PM
Yanks lost to the Rangers today


I don't mind a split..... considering that Giambi was back at 1B going into the series at the Mets. Jaret Wright pitched 6 shutout innings, shocking me......but, then again, his last 4 starts have been at least decent...... his last 2 have been good. Wright ran out of gas in the 7th....... and Scott Erickson was brought in to pour gasoline on the fire.

Rivera, Proctor. and Farnsworth got a badly needed day of rest heading into a tough 6-game stretch.

Melky Cabrera had a good day defensively in RF...... he's catching on.

RunYouOver
05-18-2006, 06:56 PM
I don't mind a split..... considering that Giambi was back at 1B going into the series at the Mets. Jaret Wright pitched 6 shutout innings, shocking me......but, then again, his last 4 starts have been at least decent...... his last 2 have been good. Wright ran out of gas in the 7th....... and Scott Erickson was brought in to pour gasoline on the fire.

Rivera, Proctor. and Farnsworth got a badly needed day of rest heading into a tough 6-game stretch.

Melky Cabrera had a good day defensively in RF...... he's catching on.

I like Melky.....he seems like he could be a really good hitter one day....what do you think?

keithbishop
05-19-2006, 12:43 AM
I like Melky.....he seems like he could be a really good hitter one day....what do you think?

If Melky is left in the lineup, he will develop into a .280 + hitter with some speed and power, 20 or so HR/20 steals. He is young enough (21) and has enough upside to eclipse those #'s, but, IMO, he will be a solid starting major league OF.

RunYouOver
05-19-2006, 12:59 PM
Keith....any idea who we'll bring up if Crosby goes on the DL?

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-19-2006, 02:59 PM
According to the yankees website, it will probably be Kevin Thompson (.285, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 SB at Triple-A Columbus)

RunYouOver
05-19-2006, 03:00 PM
According to the yankees website, it will probably be Kevin Thompson (.285, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs, 6 SB at Triple-A Columbus)

Not a bad choice....

keithbishop
05-19-2006, 11:56 PM
It was Mitch Jones, who hit the cover off the ball in Spring Training for the Yankees. Jones K's a lot, but has shown a lot of power at every minor league level and can play RF or 1B. I'm happy for him!! :salute: My sig on Yankees sites includes : Stop Trading Our Prospects. I'll post an article I wrote this spring for a Yankees site.

Tonight's loss was a tough one. I teach a class on Friday nights at my Church, but listened to the game when I got home, thanks to MLBaudio.

Good News: One of my all-time Yankee favorites, Ramiro Mendoza, is ready for a return to the Bronx. Columbus is trying to give him some innings by starting him.... tonight's line: 6 IP 1 ER 1 BB 6 K. It was the first ER he has allowed in 17.1 innings in AAA.

keithbishop
05-19-2006, 11:59 PM
Here's my article:

http://www.allsports.com/mlb/yankees/stop.htm

RunYouOver
05-20-2006, 09:22 AM
Keith, fortunately for you it's a nationally televised game today and tomorrow ;)

I always wondered why you didn't just watch the game instead of MLB Audio...then I remembered, and that's definitely worth it. It's good to get coverage of the game.

I think we really need to work on the Pitching, as Mussina's been our only consistantly good one.....And I heard on ESPN Radio today that the Yankees may consider trading either Jose Tabata (single-a 17 year old prospect batting .370 this season), or Phil Hughes.

I think we need to call Hughes up to triple A sooner rather than later to see if he'll be able to contribute next year, otherwise, we may wind up trading him :ugh:

I also read in my paper today the Yankees and Mets are both showing interest in Tony Pena's son, I think it's Fransisco Pena, he's a 16 year old catcher from the Dominican Republic, and he has a great arm. He could eventually wind up being Posada's replacement down the road....

keithbishop
05-20-2006, 02:18 PM
I'll drive to NYC and kick Cashman's a$$ if he trades either Hughes or Tabata!!

I have MLBTV, but the picture has been freezing up badly the past 10 or so days.
The audio package, for $15 FOR THE SEASON, is wonderful.

I am in complete shock over today's 9th inning comeback vs. Billy Wagner!!

Andy Phillips hits the game-winner!!! ANDY PHILLIPS....I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!

"Washed up" Mariano goes 2 innings for the win..... and struck out the side in the 11th!!!

The Yankees were pretty much clueless at the plate vs. Pedro today..... made 4 errors..... and still get the win.

It will be a tough stretch, but Sheff should be back in 2 weeks. Rivera and Proctor need to sit tomorrow. DON'T EVER COUNT THE YANKEES OUT!!!

RunYouOver
05-20-2006, 03:35 PM
I'll drive to NYC and kick Cashman's a$$ if he trades either Hughes or Tabata!!

I have MLBTV, but the picture has been freezing up badly the past 10 or so days.
The audio package, for $15 FOR THE SEASON, is wonderful.

I am in complete shock over today's 9th inning comeback vs. Billy Wagner!!

Andy Phillips hits the game-winner!!! ANDY PHILLIPS....I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!

"Washed up" Mariano goes 2 innings for the win..... and struck out the side in the 11th!!!

The Yankees were pretty much clueless at the plate vs. Pedro today..... made 4 errors..... and still get the win.

It will be a tough stretch, but Sheff should be back in 2 weeks. Rivera and Proctor need to sit tomorrow. DON'T EVER COUNT THE YANKEES OUT!!!


Yeah, today was pretty incredible.

The Yankees-Mets thing is pretty big here in NJ, so it was a great win.

Mariano's still amazing, the money the Mets spend is still not worth it (Wagner,) although Pedro's pitched well, and the Yankees are still the kings of New York this year.

Jose Tabata is going to an absolute monster. He's 17 and should be up to double A within the next month or so.


The outfield is going to be fine, I do think we need to trade for pitching or relief though......

keithbishop
05-20-2006, 08:30 PM
RHRP Colter Bean was called up from Columbus and OF Mitch Jones was sent down, giving us an extra bullpen arm for the next few days. Bean has a 1.69 ERA and I think he deserved a serious look a year or 2 ago. This may only be until Friday, when Aaron Small can return to the bullpen after 4 days of rest following tomorrow's start.

RunYouOver
05-20-2006, 08:34 PM
RHRP Colter Bean was called up from Columbus and OF Mitch Jones was sent down, giving us an extra bullpen arm for the next few days. Bean has a 1.69 ERA and I think he deserved a serious look a year or 2 ago. This may only be until Friday, when Aaron Small can return to the bullpen after 4 days of rest following tomorrow's start.


And so ends the excellent career of Mitch Jones....a Yankee for an entire 2 days. :wave:

:laugh:

RunYouOver
05-20-2006, 08:44 PM
Also, how about TJ Beam in Double A Trenton, again!!!

3 and a third more scoreless innings, lowering his ERA too 0.26!!! :eek:

RunYouOver
05-20-2006, 09:16 PM
Today's Yankee update:

MLB: Yankees 5, Mets 4 in 11 (win)
AAA: Columbus 4, Toledo 3 in 11 (win)
AA: Trenton 1, Bowie 0 in 11 (win)
A advanced: Daytona 6, Tampa 4 (loss)
A: Charleston 6, Rome 6 still playing in the bottom of the 16th :eek: (Yankees team is Charleston)

Edit 1: Single A Charleston is now in the Top of the 17th, still tied at 6.

Edit 2: Going to the 18th......you know what it's just Class A....who really cares ;)

keithbishop
05-20-2006, 11:55 PM
Charleston won 7-6 in 18 innings :eek: . Can you imagine LOSING an 18-inning game :ugh: ?? LOL.

keithbishop
05-20-2006, 11:58 PM
And so ends the excellent career of Mitch Jones....a Yankee for an entire 2 days. :wave:

:laugh:

maybe......... I'll bet he was thrilled just to be called up. I thought he might end up in today's game. Colter Bean had a callup last year of only a few days...... they used to call it "riding the Columbus shuttle".

keithbishop
05-21-2006, 12:02 AM
Also, how about TJ Beam in Double A Trenton, again!!!

3 and a third more scoreless innings, lowering his ERA too 0.26!!! :eek:


That's INSANE. 0.26....... yeah, I love to see things like that as I read in Sports Illustrated that the Yankees only real prospects are Hughes and Tabata.

Memo to Brian Cashman: If you release Scott Erickson, Jose Veras, Mark Corey or Matt Smith can be called up...... PAVING THE WAY FOR THE GUY WITH THE 0.26 ERA TO MOVE UP TO COLUMBUS.

RunYouOver
05-21-2006, 09:46 AM
That's INSANE. 0.26....... yeah, I love to see things like that as I read in Sports Illustrated that the Yankees only real prospects are Hughes and Tabata.

Memo to Brian Cashman: If you release Scott Erickson, Jose Veras, Mark Corey or Matt Smith can be called up...... PAVING THE WAY FOR THE GUY WITH THE 0.26 ERA TO MOVE UP TO COLUMBUS.

Well, if they keep Bean in the Majors for a while, can't they call up Beam to AAA?

I think Hughes is going to need to stay in AA for a little while, but I think we need to move Tabata up as soon as possible....he's absolutely dominating A at 17....he could almost be in AAA at 17....I expect to seem him in the Majors at age 20....replacing sheffield.....

Southstander
05-21-2006, 07:48 PM
Team W L PCT GB
Boston 25 16 .610 -
NY Yankees 24 17 .585 1.0
Toronto 23 20 .535 3.0
Baltimore 20 24 .455 6.5
Tampa Bay 20 24 .455 6.5

LiquidBlue
05-21-2006, 07:54 PM
Bandwagoners. :coffee:

RunYouOver
05-21-2006, 07:55 PM
Bandwagoners. :coffee:

Yankee Fans?



I'll ignore that, considering most of us have loved the Yankees since a very, very young age. :coffee:

Southstander
05-21-2006, 07:55 PM
We had better sweep the Evil Empire

RunYouOver
05-21-2006, 07:57 PM
We had better sweep the Evil Empire


It'll be a good series.

Yankees, of course, will win it 2 out of 3. ;)

LiquidBlue
05-21-2006, 07:58 PM
Yankee Fans?



I'll ignore that, considering most of us have loved the Yankees since a very, very young age. :coffee:

Yes Yankee fans. Doesn't matter if you've loved them when you were young. Thats when you jumped on the bandwagon.

"So son, who's your favorite team?" "Well I dunno dad who won the WS last year?" "The Yankees" "Oh ok I'm a Yankees fan"

:duh:

RunYouOver
05-21-2006, 08:03 PM
Yes Yankee fans. Doesn't matter if you've loved them when you were young. Thats when you jumped on the bandwagon.

"So son, who's your favorite team?" "Well I dunno dad who won the WS last year?" "The Yankees" "Oh ok I'm a Yankees fan"

:duh:

Try this....living in NJ you see one of two teams play, the Yankees or the Mets.

"Daddy who's playing?"

"The New York Yankess vs. _______."

"Oh, who are you rooting for?"

"The Yankees...their our local team!"

"Oh, Go Yankees!"

I'm not saying that's everyone, but for those who aren't in the area, how could you call them bandwagoners if their freakin 5 or 6 years old.

Sounds to me like a Red Sox fan is a wee bit jealous his team never wins. :coffee:

Southstander
05-21-2006, 08:18 PM
Try this....living in NJ you see one of two teams play, the Yankees or the Mets.

"Daddy who's playing?"

"The New York Yankess vs. _______."

"Oh, who are you rooting for?"

"The Yankees...their our local team!"

"Oh, Go Yankees!"

I'm not saying that's everyone, but for those who aren't in the area, how could you call them bandwagoners if their freakin 5 or 6 years old.

Sounds to me like a Red Sox fan is a wee bit jealous his team never wins. :coffee:


Never Wins? you better check yourself. We are leading the Divison, slapped the Yankees down so far this year, and does RED SOX IN 7 mean anything to you?????

RunYouOver
05-21-2006, 08:21 PM
Never Wins? you better check yourself. We are leading the Divison, slapped the Yankees down so far this year, and does RED SOX IN 7 mean anything to you?????


You're winning the series 3-2 so far...not so dominating....

And no, it doesn't.

I'd take getting beat in seven once over seeing more than a few championships in my lifetime. :D

And South, I wasn't referring to you, you're normally a good Sox fan. ;)

Southstander
05-21-2006, 08:35 PM
You're winning the series 3-2 so far...not so dominating....

And no, it doesn't.

I'd take getting beat in seven once over seeing more than a few championships in my lifetime. :D

And South, I wasn't referring to you, you're normally a good Sox fan. ;)

What where the Scores of those games?

You as well normally a good Empire fan

keithbishop
05-21-2006, 08:51 PM
Well, if they keep Bean in the Majors for a while, can't they call up Beam to AAA?

I think Hughes is going to need to stay in AA for a little while, but I think we need to move Tabata up as soon as possible....he's absolutely dominating A at 17....he could almost be in AAA at 17....I expect to seem him in the Majors at age 20....replacing sheffield.....


Yes on Beam (though I expect Bean to be back in AAA by Friday at the latest).

The Yankees need to take it slow with Hughes and Tabata. I'd leave Hughes in AA until at least mid-to-late July. Tabata shouldn't be moved past Tampa, the advanced A team. Those 2 are amazing prospects.

Southstander
05-21-2006, 08:57 PM
Since When do the Yanks use prospects. don't they buy every one???


Cough Jeter Cough

keithbishop
05-21-2006, 09:01 PM
Yes Yankee fans. Doesn't matter if you've loved them when you were young. Thats when you jumped on the bandwagon.

"So son, who's your favorite team?" "Well I dunno dad who won the WS last year?" "The Yankees" "Oh ok I'm a Yankees fan"

:duh:

Too funny, kiddo. :D . I started out as a Yankee fan at the age of 7. The only sport my Dad has ever cared about is sailing. By your theory, I would be a Reds fan, as they won the 1976 WS. The sports fan I grew up around was my grandpa (RIP), a HUGE Royals and Chiefs fan. He did tell me about Mantle, Maris, Berra, Ford and Boyer as I got older.......... and he told me that his oldest brother was a Yankee fan who wrote home from New York about seeing Babe Ruth play. The Broncos and Yankees were my favorite teams from the moment I started watching baseball and football..... I never changed teams..... and I never will.

keithbishop
05-21-2006, 09:08 PM
Since When do the Yanks use prospects. don't they buy every one???


Cough Jeter Cough

Yeah, they DRAFTED Jeter. Not sure where you're going with this one..........
Do the names Cano and Wang ring a bell??


OK, how about Williams, Posada, and Rivera??

Melky Cabrera is doing quite well.

Cashman is being patient and holding onto our prospects.

Good news....
Gary Sheffield took BP tonight and looked great. Torre said he will start a rehab assignment as early as TOMORROW............and the news gets better...... he said Sheff may only need 1 or 2 minor league games before he's back with the Yankees.

I suppose I could tell you which red sox players were bought or traded for..... but that would kill your "Yankees bought everyone" notions. :coffee:

Southstander
05-21-2006, 09:26 PM
KB I was lamponing the people that say all the Yanks do is buy Players. I know Jeter came up throw the Farm system

keithbishop
05-21-2006, 09:50 PM
KB I was lamponing the people that say all the Yanks do is buy Players. I know Jeter came up throw the Farm system

LOL. OK, you got me there...... I was thinking, "South HAS to know that we drafted Jeter" :D .

keithbishop
05-21-2006, 11:35 PM
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060521&content_id=1465395&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id= nyy

I'll post more links as I dig them up, but the Yankees have signed DH Erubiel Durazo to a minor league deal and are putting Shawn Chacon on the 15 day DL , retroactive to May 17th. Terrence Long reportedly is being called up Monday to take Chacon's place.

http://fantasybaseball.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=2767

Long is batting .265 in 65 AAA AB this year. I've heard that Kevin Thompson is fighting a hamstring injury, though he's not on the DL at this point. It's tough to tell which KT rumor is true, the hammie problem or that he threw a fit when Reese was promoted to the Yankees.

Durazo (31) hit .289 in 76 AB for Texas AAA affiliate. He was injured (hamstring) on April 23rd and was due to be activated, but had a clause in his contract that allowed him to become a FA on May 15th if he wasn't on the Rangers ML roster.

It looks like OF's Richard Hidalgo (31 in june) and Jason Romano (27 in June) will soon sign a minor league deal as well.

Romano hit .204 in 191 AB from 2002-2005 with 5 different ML teams, most recently the Reds in 2005. He won't move above AAA...... I had to look around to find out who he played for.

LiquidBlue
05-22-2006, 04:57 AM
You're winning the series 3-2 so far...not so dominating....

And no, it doesn't.

I'd take getting beat in seven once over seeing more than a few championships in my lifetime. :D

And South, I wasn't referring to you, you're normally a good Sox fan. ;)

Try 3-1? :duh:

keithbishop
05-22-2006, 05:05 AM
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060522&content_id=1465883&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy

Sheffield will likely play for Trenton tonight. Torre thinks he will only need 1 or 2 rehab games before returning to the Yankees.

keithbishop
05-22-2006, 05:08 AM
Try 3-1? :duh:

I love the video clip in your sig..... nice reminder of how Varitek left his mask on for the confrontation...LOL :D .

WorstTrollEver
05-22-2006, 05:25 AM
Everyone says the AL is much better than the NL and the first weekend of interleague was a great opportunity to prove that.

I'd like to thank the Yankees for failing to do their part in proving AL superiority.

At least the great Red Sox took two out of three against Philly.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 01:06 PM
Yeah, they DRAFTED Jeter. Not sure where you're going with this one..........
Do the names Cano and Wang ring a bell??


OK, how about Williams, Posada, and Rivera??

Melky Cabrera is doing quite well.

Cashman is being patient and holding onto our prospects.

Good news....
Gary Sheffield took BP tonight and looked great. Torre said he will start a rehab assignment as early as TOMORROW............and the news gets better...... he said Sheff may only need 1 or 2 minor league games before he's back with the Yankees.

I suppose I could tell you which red sox players were bought or traded for..... but that would kill your "Yankees bought everyone" notions. :coffee:

Right now, our farm system's probably the best it's been in many, many years.

I'm looking forward to seeing how well Carbera produces in the future.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 01:09 PM
Try 3-1? :duh:


Let me know when you're ready to talk baseball instead of just criticizing every Yankee fan. :coffee:

Any other Red Sox fans besides South and sometimes WTE ready to talk about our promising farm system? ;)

LiquidBlue
05-22-2006, 01:20 PM
Let me know when you're ready to talk baseball instead of just criticizing every Yankee fan. :coffee:

Any other Red Sox fans besides South and sometimes WTE ready to talk about our promising farm system? ;)

Ok, you're thinking about the future. Congratulations. Lets think about the present.

But if you really want to think about the future, let's talk Papelbon and Pena.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 01:41 PM
Ok, you're thinking about the future. Congratulations. Lets think about the present.

But if you really want to think about the future, let's talk Papelbon and Pena.


Well, I'm not worried about the present as the AL East will come to us shortly....Although I've already been suprised by their performance, I'm still not sure the Red Sox are going to stay strong this year...and the way Toronto's playing, they can't afford to slip up.

I've got to give them credit though, they've played MUCH better than I thought they would, I just see them finishing around 86-90 wins, which I'm not sure will be enough to get by the Yankees and Blue Jays.

I'll talk about the future though, and I know how good Papelbon and Pena are, so don't think I'm taking away from them.

We've got, and don't forget, this is all what the Yankees have drafted and signed as undrafted free agents:

MLB: Robinson Cano, 2B, he's 23 I think, and any other year would've been AL rookie of the Year, but Huston Street had an incredible year. Cano hit .296, with 70 something runs scored, 15 HRs about, I think 80 something RBIs.......not bad at all.

SP Chien Mien Wang, not sure how old he is, but it's his second year, and I know he's young...still getting his stuff down, but I think he's 4-2 this year, and I believe he's pitching tonight.

OF Melky Cabrera, he was called up briefly last year, hit over .380 in triple A this year before we called him up about a month ago. He's hitting about .315 for the Yankees so far, a very respectable average for about a month, has gotten used to playing right and left field, as opposed to just center, like he used to. He's very patient at the plate, and is a great contact hitter. I've seen him foul off 7+ pitches in an at bat twice this season already, and he's only 21

OF Kevin Reese, just called up about a week ago, too early to tell, but he has two or three hits so far in about 9 at bats, so that's not bad, but it's too early to tell.

RP Colter Bean, just called up two days ago, pitched very well in AAA.

AAA: Hmmmm

:confused:

AA:

Phillip Hughes, SP, this is a guy all the scouts love, he's only 19 years old, throws a few good pitches, and pitched very well in spring training with the Yankees. He's probably our top prospect right now.

J Brent Cox, CL, was our top draft pick last year, pitched very well for Texas, and has an ERA under 2 so far for Trenton (AA)

TJ Beam, RP, All I can say about him is how dominant he's been this year for AA. He's pitched nearly Fifty innings, and has an ERA of 0.26.

A:

OF Jose Tabata, he's only 17, but I think he's our second highest rated propsect behind Hughes. He's hitting over .350 with single A right now.


I'm really excited about the Yankees future, Liquid Blue.......how about the Sox, besides Pena and Papelbon?

keithbishop
05-22-2006, 02:33 PM
Well, I'm not worried about the present as the AL East will come to us shortly....Although I've already been suprised by their performance, I'm still not sure the Red Sox are going to stay strong this year...and the way Toronto's playing, they can't afford to slip up.

I've got to give them credit though, they've played MUCH better than I thought they would, I just see them finishing around 86-90 wins, which I'm not sure will be enough to get by the Yankees and Blue Jays.

I'll talk about the future though, and I know how good Papelbon and Pena are, so don't think I'm taking away from them.

We've got, and don't forget, this is all what the Yankees have drafted and signed as undrafted free agents:

MLB: Robinson Cano, 2B, he's 23 I think, and any other year would've been AL rookie of the Year, but Huston Street had an incredible year. Cano hit .296, with 70 something runs scored, 15 HRs about, I think 80 something RBIs.......not bad at all.

SP Chien Mien Wang, not sure how old he is, but it's his second year, and I know he's young...still getting his stuff down, but I think he's 4-2 this year, and I believe he's pitching tonight.

OF Melky Cabrera, he was called up briefly last year, hit over .380 in triple A this year before we called him up about a month ago. He's hitting about .315 for the Yankees so far, a very respectable average for about a month, has gotten used to playing right and left field, as opposed to just center, like he used to. He's very patient at the plate, and is a great contact hitter. I've seen him foul off 7+ pitches in an at bat twice this season already, and he's only 21

OF Kevin Reese, just called up about a week ago, too early to tell, but he has two or three hits so far in about 9 at bats, so that's not bad, but it's too early to tell.

RP Colter Bean, just called up two days ago, pitched very well in AAA.

AAA: Hmmmm

:confused:

AA:

Phillip Hughes, SP, this is a guy all the scouts love, he's only 19 years old, throws a few good pitches, and pitched very well in spring training with the Yankees. He's probably our top prospect right now.

J Brent Cox, CL, was our top draft pick last year, pitched very well for Texas, and has an ERA under 2 so far for Trenton (AA)

TJ Beam, RP, All I can say about him is how dominant he's been this year for AA. He's pitched nearly Fifty innings, and has an ERA of 0.26.

A:

OF Jose Tabata, he's only 17, but I think he's our second highest rated propsect behind Hughes. He's hitting over .350 with single A right now.


I'm really excited about the Yankees future, Liquid Blue.......how about the Sox, besides Pena and Papelbon?


Yes, Cano is 23. Wang is 26. Melky is 21.

LiquidBlue
05-22-2006, 02:44 PM
Well we've got the native Bostonian Manny Delcarmen, devastating curveball that will get you good, and I expect him to be pitching majors maybe even next year. He's already made some relief appearances and one start I believe.

Lenny DiNardo, not much right now, but still developing, maybe a year or two to go. Weird way of throwing the ball almost side-armish that gets the first few batters.

We had Hanley Ramirez, SS, a big prospect, great hitter, fast, good fielding, but traded away to the Marlins. Now he's doing some big things there starting I believe. Should have kept him as SS is a need of ours as of now.

Craig Hansen. Good pitching prospect, don't have much analysis on him right now but I know he can throw hard.

Adam Stern, OF, decent hitter, good glove.

Those are just players that are in the minors that I think will come out.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 02:49 PM
Well we've got the native Bostonian Manny Delcarmen, devastating curveball that will get you good, and I expect him to be pitching majors maybe even next year. He's already made some relief appearances and one start I believe.

Lenny DiNardo, not much right now, but still developing, maybe a year or two to go. Weird way of throwing the ball almost side-armish that gets the first few batters.

We had Hanley Ramirez, SS, a big prospect, great hitter, fast, good fielding, but traded away to the Marlins. Now he's doing some big things there starting I believe. Should have kept him as SS is a need of ours as of now.

Craig Hansen. Good pitching prospect, don't have much analysis on him right now but I know he can throw hard.

Adam Stern, OF, decent hitter, good glove.

Those are just players that are in the minors that I think will come out.


Yes, Hanley Ramirez is playing very, very well for the Marlins.

Who'd you guys get in return for him? Beckett, right?

LiquidBlue
05-22-2006, 02:58 PM
Yes, Hanley Ramirez is playing very, very well for the Marlins.

Who'd you guys get in return for him? Beckett, right?

And Lowell but I surely imagine we must have sent someone else for him? Can't figure who.

But yes, he's playing amazingly well. I cannot believe we gave him up just like that. Surely they must have thought he had some future? I thought he did. We could really use him right now. Already 12 stolen bases. Coco Crisp had 20 2 seasons ago, and thats a whole season. Amazingly fast he is.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 03:02 PM
And Lowell but I surely imagine we must have sent someone else for him? Can't figure who.

Don't be so sure...the Marlins were trading anyone for a prospect :goofy:

At least they'll be amazing in like five years :coffee:

LiquidBlue
05-22-2006, 03:08 PM
I also forgot about Dustan Mohr, of course great power there, almost like a young Mark McGwire.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 04:09 PM
And so begins the Yankee-Red Sox game.


Also, begins Terrence Long's days with the Yankees. :D

keithbishop
05-22-2006, 06:36 PM
Sheffield went 1 for 3, 1 single, 1 RBI (on a sac fly)...... word is that he may join the Yankees Tuesday.....

Pretty good night for Hughes: 6 IP 2 BB 5 H 5 K 3 ER. He retired the last 9 hitters he faced. He is in line for his 1st AA victory..... Thunder lead 7-4 and are threatening to score more in the 9th.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 06:39 PM
Sheffield went 1 for 3, 1 single, 1 RBI (on a sac fly)...... word is that he may join the Yankees Tuesday.....

Pretty good night for Hughes: 6 IP 2 BB 5 H 5 K 3 ER. He retired the last 9 hitters he faced. He is in line for his 1st AA victory..... Thunder lead 7-4 and are threatening to score more in the 9th.

Yeah, Hughes started off shaky but finished strong.

Sheffield started off strong and finshed decent.

Yankees didn't do to well tonight...oh well.

Colter Bean isn't doing that well right now :(

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 06:48 PM
Wow. Just wow.

Right before A-Rod stepped up, I said.....I bet now, only because we're down 9-1, A-Rod will hit a homer, and I rolled my eyes.


That's a little rediculous.........

Now Posada hit a homer......

keithbishop
05-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Yeah, Hughes started off shaky but finished strong.

Sheffield started off strong and finshed decent.

Yankees didn't do to well tonight...oh well.

Colter Bean isn't doing that well right now :(

According to the Thunder's radio announcer, the Yankees have announced that Sheffield will be activated for Tuesday's game vs. boston. Sheff said that he feels great after playing tonight. :beer: :beer:

Trenton won 7-4.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 06:51 PM
According to the Thunder's radio announcer, the Yankees have announced that Sheffield will be activated for Tuesday's game vs. boston. Sheff said that he feels great after playing tonight. :beer:

Trenton won 7-4.

That's what they just said on the YES network....


Hey Keith.....how about a comeback?? :laugh:

We're always a little late when it comes to scoring runs against rivals. :ugh:

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 06:52 PM
Wow.

Keith Foulke sucks! :laugh: :laugh:

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 06:54 PM
Damn.

Oh well.....Red Sox win 9-5.

Get 'em tomorrow Yankees! :ugh:

keithbishop
05-22-2006, 06:56 PM
Damn.

Oh well.....Red Sox win 9-5.

Get 'em tomorrow Yankees! :ugh:
Better than 9-1, but we still sucked tonight. Maybe they heard that Sheff is coming back before the bottom of the 9th ;) .

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 06:57 PM
Better than 9-1, but we still sucked tonight. Maybe they heard that Sheff is coming back before the bottom of the 9th ;) .


Yeah, I'm still happy though...I really like our farm system right now.....

LiquidBlue
05-22-2006, 07:12 PM
Wow.

Keith Foulke sucks! :laugh: :laugh:

Just figure this out? Oh well I suppose this is why we have Papelbon.

RunYouOver
05-22-2006, 07:32 PM
Just figure this out? Oh well I suppose this is why we have Papelbon.

Yeah, without Papelbon, every close game is in question.

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 02:15 PM
Jaret Wright vs. Tim Wakefield tonight.....

KB, do you know anything about Tabata's injury that's kept him out of the last few games?

Medford Bronco
05-23-2006, 02:18 PM
Yeah, without Papelbon, every close game is in question.

Especially when Foulke pitches, he sucks :eek:

Bring up Craig Hansen

The Yanks need a medical staff to handle all the bad luck they have had lately.

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 03:39 PM
Jaret Wright vs. Tim Wakefield tonight.....

KB, do you know anything about Tabata's injury that's kept him out of the last few games?
They have a 7-day DL in the minors. I understand that he looked great in BP yesterday and is ready to be activated in the next few days. He was put on the DL (back sprain) as a precautionary measure only..... he COULD have played through it, but it wasn't worth risking further injury.

WABronco
05-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Especially when Foulke pitches, he sucks :eek:

Bring up Craig Hansen

The Yanks need a medical staff to handle all the bad luck they have had lately.
We'll trade you Eddie Guardado for Lester...straight up! Then you can have two old, busted up closers...

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Sheffield has officially been activated :beer: . Colter Bean was designated for assignment.

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Derek Jeter is officially four hits away from 2000.

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 07:24 PM
Ballgame over, Yankees win....THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!!!!! :heh:

LiquidBlue
05-23-2006, 07:25 PM
Geh. At least we had more hits, had a more efficient closer, and Robinson Cano had no hits. :D

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 07:29 PM
Geh. At least we had more hits, had a more efficient closer, and Robinson Cano had no hits. :D

Papelbon did well, too.

And for ONCE, A-rod came through when needed, he had a great game.

See what a difference Sheffield makes. ;)

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 07:38 PM
Geh. At least we had more hits, had a more efficient closer, and Robinson Cano had no hits. :D
LOL. Too bad moral victories don't count in the standings. That being said, isn't a 5-out save when the closer enters with 2 runners on more difficult than coming into a bases empty situation and earning a ....... Game Finished?? ..... I guess. The sox made it a tough game..... great rivalry.

It must have been a treat when the CF from your favorite sox team led off the game with a HR!!!

Let's see........... A-Rod CAN'T deliver big hits?? :confused:
The red sox OWN Rivera?? :confused:
2 myths that don't hold up under closer inspection.

Great job by Jaret Wright!! I'm still wondering why he wasn't left in for the 6th.
Another Save for THE GREATEST RELIEVER OF ALL TIME.

Nice job by the sox hitters to be patient enough to draw all those walks (that wasn't meant to be sarcastic...... I tend to credit the hitter for working a walk unless the pitcher is nowhere near the strike zone).
Manny and Ortiz generally make teams pay for walking the hiters that come up before them.

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 07:44 PM
LOL. Too bad moral victories don't count in the standings. That being said, isn't a 5-out save when the closer enters with 2 runners on more difficult than coming into a bases empty situation and earning a ....... Game Finished?? ..... I guess. The sox made it a tough game..... great rivalry.

It must have been a treat when the CF from your favorite sox team led off the game with a HR!!!

Let's see........... A-Rod CAN'T deliver big hits?? :confused:
The red sox OWN Rivera?? :confused:
2 myths that don't hold up under closer inspection.

Great job by Jaret Wright!! I'm still wondering why he wasn't left in for the 6th.
Another Save for THE GREATEST RELIEVER OF ALL TIME.

Nice job by the sox hitters to be patient enough to draw all those walks (that wasn't meant to be sarcastic...... I tend to credit the hitter for working a walk unless the pitcher is nowhere near the strike zone).
Manny and Ortiz generally make teams pay for walking the hiters that come up before them.


My presumption is that Wright was taken out for one of two reasons.

A) He's still coming off an injury, and they want to work him back slowly.

B) He got hit with a comebacker off the chest by the first batter of the game...it was cold, maybe it started to stiffen up.

LiquidBlue
05-23-2006, 07:48 PM
LOL. Too bad moral victories don't count in the standings. That being said, isn't a 5-out save when the closer enters with 2 runners on more difficult than coming into a bases empty situation and earning a ....... Game Finished?? ..... I guess. The sox made it a tough game..... great rivalry.

It must have been a treat when the CF from your favorite sox team led off the game with a HR!!!

Let's see........... A-Rod CAN'T deliver big hits?? :confused:
The red sox OWN Rivera?? :confused:
2 myths that don't hold up under closer inspection.

Great job by Jaret Wright!! I'm still wondering why he wasn't left in for the 6th.
Another Save for THE GREATEST RELIEVER OF ALL TIME.

Nice job by the sox hitters to be patient enough to draw all those walks (that wasn't meant to be sarcastic...... I tend to credit the hitter for working a walk unless the pitcher is nowhere near the strike zone).
Manny and Ortiz generally make teams pay for walking the hiters that come up before them.

A. I could be wrong but didn't we score a run on Rivera?
B. Did you see Paps own Jeter and Sheffield?
C. I never said A-Rod couldn't deliver big hits?? Although I do wonder about his sexual preferance and what he likes to drink...
D. I never said we own Rivera?? I'm confused I'm sorry.

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 07:50 PM
A. I could be wrong but didn't we score a run on Rivera?
B. Did you see Paps own Jeter and Sheffield?
C. I never said A-Rod couldn't deliver big hits?? Although I do wonder about his sexual preferance and what he likes to drink...
D. I never said we own Rivera?? I'm confused I'm sorry.

A) Not an earned one off of him, no.

B) Papelbon's good....one at bat doesn't qualify as "owning" them though.

C) I'm not even going to ask why you're questioning A-Rod's sexual preferance.....

D) Of course you didn't....no one "owns" Rivera.... :heh:

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 07:51 PM
By the way....Jeter's batting .352...and he's two hits away from 2000....

LiquidBlue
05-23-2006, 07:55 PM
A) Not an earned one off of him, no.

B) Papelbon's good....one at bat doesn't qualify as "owning" them though.

C) I'm not even going to ask why you're questioning A-Rod's sexual preferance.....

D) Of course you didn't....no one "owns" Rivera.... :heh:


A. Well we still scored the run while he was pitching, whether it was earned or not.
B. It can qualify as owning them because they looked plain silly.
C. Uhh have you seen the way he looks at Jeter and Johnny? Plus those lips. Lip gloss is it?
D. Umm...last year we did yes.

RunYouOver
05-23-2006, 07:57 PM
A. Well we still scored the run while he was pitching, whether it was earned or not.
B. It can qualify as owning them because they looked plain silly.
C. Uhh have you seen the way he looks at Jeter and Johnny? Plus those lips. Lip gloss is it?
D. Umm...last year we did yes.

A) Fine.

B) 0-1 isn't a case of the pitcher owning the hitter.

C) Go ahead and think what you want about A-Rod....why people pay attention to things like that is beyond me.....

D) Over the course of his career, there's been no one better at the closer job than Rivera. He's also 12 saves away from 400 career....

LiquidBlue
05-23-2006, 07:57 PM
By the way, Lowell is batting .333, 6 homers and still leads the AL in doubles. Wily Mo is batting .327 with 4 homers. Youk is batting .311 and the little dude has 4 homers. And Beckett is batting a whopping .500 with a homer :jawdrop:. And is that Papi already over the 40 RBI mark?

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 08:03 PM
A. I could be wrong but didn't we score a run on Rivera?
B. Did you see Paps own Jeter and Sheffield?
C. I never said A-Rod couldn't deliver big hits?? Although I do wonder about his sexual preferance and what he likes to drink...
D. I never said we own Rivera?? I'm confused I'm sorry.

I never claimed you said any of those things.
Did you see JARET WRIGHT own Manny and Ortiz :beer: ??

I went as far as to credit the red sox hitters at the bottom of my post....... I despise the red sox, but I certainly respect them.
Don't hold your breath waiting for me to pick apart a red sox victory as I praise the Yankees in a loss.

Perhaps you haven't seen A-Rod's wife......... she is breathtaking. Questioning a player's sexual preference?? That's weak..... very, very weak.

LiquidBlue
05-23-2006, 08:05 PM
I never claimed you said any of those things.
Did you see JARET WRIGHT own Manny and Ortiz :beer: ??

I went as far as to credit the red sox hitters at the bottom of my post....... I despise the red sox, but I certainly respect them.
Don't hold your breath waiting for me to pick apart a red sox victory as I praise the Yankees in a loss.

Perhaps you haven't seen A-Rod's wife......... she is breathtaking. Questioning a player's sexual preference?? That's weak..... very, very weak.

Ever seen brokeback mountain? I guess you haven't. The two dudes were married to women and meeting each other and keeping it under the radar.

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 08:05 PM
My presumption is that Wright was taken out for one of two reasons.

A) He's still coming off an injury, and they want to work him back slowly.

B) He got hit with a comebacker off the chest by the first batter of the game...it was cold, maybe it started to stiffen up.

Torre said Wright is hurt (groin injury).... that's why he didn't pitch the 6th. Posada was hurt as well and is questionable for tomorrow.

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 08:10 PM
Ever seen brokeback mountain? I guess you haven't. The two dudes were married to women and meeting each other and keeping it under the radar.
Thanks for the recommendation, but I'll stick to John Wayne and Clint Eastwood Westerns.

This is getting weaker by the moment. I've been very respectful when posting in the red sox nation thread, but "do what you gotta do" :coffee: .

Good luck trying to pull my chain, Blue............. :wave: ...... it won't work, but knock yourself out..............

keithbishop
05-23-2006, 08:56 PM
According to the WCBS post-game show, the Yankees will bring up another pitcher tomorrow................please let it be Ramiro Mendoza!!!! :salute:

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 12:05 PM
Ever seen brokeback mountain? I guess you haven't. The two dudes were married to women and meeting each other and keeping it under the radar.

As good as it may have been, I'd prefer not to watch movies about gay cowboys. :salute:

Medford Bronco
05-24-2006, 12:35 PM
According to the WCBS post-game show, the Yankees will bring up another pitcher tomorrow................please let it be Ramiro Mendoza!!!! :salute:

Are you sure you want Mendoza. The last time I saw him he sucked real bad :ugh:

Medford Bronco
05-24-2006, 12:36 PM
For all you Yankee fans, I hope RJ drills Ramirez in the ribs tonight after his :sick: display of showboating last night that jerk.

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 01:00 PM
For all you Yankee fans, I hope RJ drills Ramirez in the ribs tonight after his :sick: display of showboating last night that jerk.

What did Manny do? I just had the audio on. Was it a fielding showboat?

Medford Bronco
05-24-2006, 01:52 PM
What did Manny do? I just had the audio on. Was it a fielding showboat?

Manny hit a HR and stood in the batters box and admired it for a long time.

He needs to grow up. But otherwise go Sox :D

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 02:16 PM
Manny hit a HR and stood in the batters box and admired it for a long time.

He needs to grow up. But otherwise go Sox :D

Oh. Well I woulda paid good money to see that. :D Don't care if you think it was childish, I love it when Manny does stuff like that. You know him, it was just "Manny Being Manny" sorry to coin the phrase you hate as well as me but thats all I could think of.

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-24-2006, 02:34 PM
Oh. Well I woulda paid good money to see that. :D Don't care if you think it was childish, I love it when Manny does stuff like that. You know him, it was just "Manny Being Manny" sorry to coin the phrase you hate as well as me but thats all I could think of.
So, you would have paid good money to see manny hit a 3 run homer that leaves the home team down by 3 more runs? Sweet.

Yea...good ol' manny being manny...remember when he said he wanted to be on the yankees? That was great.

Medford Bronco
05-24-2006, 02:38 PM
So, you would have paid good money to see manny hit a 3 run homer that leaves the home team down by 3 more runs? Sweet.

Yea...good ol' manny being manny...remember when he said he wanted to be on the yankees? That was great.

I want Manny to play for Seattle, so I never have to see his sorry ass play.

I have a 5 year old son. How do I explain when he says "Dad why did Manny just stand there after he hit the meaningless HR. and Dad aren't you supposed to run out every ground ball as an error could be made.

He makes me sick. He can hit, but I will take Derek Jeter, Trot Nixon, JD Drew, Tori Hunter any day of the week. They play the game the right way not the loser way :eek:

Trade Manny to Philly for Bobby Abreau_ I would in a second

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 02:45 PM
So, you would have paid good money to see manny hit a 3 run homer that leaves the home team down by 3 more runs? Sweet.

I would have paid good money to see Manny hit a 3 run homer that he just stands and admires for a while. Oh, by the way, when he hit it, it decreased the deficit to 2 runs. :duh:

Medford Bronco
05-24-2006, 02:48 PM
I would have paid good money to see Manny hit a 3 run homer that he just stands and admires for a while. Oh, by the way, when he hit it, it decreased the deficit to 2 runs. :duh:

Liquid I like the Sox but check out he box score the homer made the game 7-4.

Box Score (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Al0nNL8yuSBNeNN6eoBNi28T0bYF?gid=260 523102)

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 02:53 PM
Liquid I like the Sox but check out he box score the homer made the game 7-4.

Box Score (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Al0nNL8yuSBNeNN6eoBNi28T0bYF?gid=260 523102)

I'm sorry, I read the box score wrong earlier when I replied to NJBRONCOSFAN's post.

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 03:22 PM
I would have paid good money to see Manny hit a 3 run homer that he just stands and admires for a while. Oh, by the way, when he hit it, it decreased the deficit to 2 runs. :duh:

Actually, NJ was right.

The HR left the home team down by 3 runs.


Edit: Medford already pointed it out. :heh:

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 03:23 PM
Jeter needs two hits tonight to get to 2000.....Since it's in Boston, as good as a milestone as it is, do you think they'll at least mention it?

Medford Bronco
05-24-2006, 03:26 PM
Jeter needs two hits tonight to get to 2000.....Since it's in Boston, as good as a milestone as it is, do you think they'll at least mention it?

Of course they will. The Red Sox are not that classless. It is a lot of the fans that wear "Yankees Suck" t shirts that are the losers

I am not a Yankee fan, but I show respect to all teams :beer:

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 03:28 PM
Of course they will. The Red Sox are not that classless. It is a lot of the fans that wear "Yankees Suck" t shirts that are the losers

I am not a Yankee fan, but I show respect to all teams :beer:


That's good.

You respect baseball. :cheers:

And for that, I hope the Red Sox only lose by about 15 tonight!

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 03:35 PM
Actually, NJ was right.

The HR left the home team down by 3 runs.


Edit: Medford already pointed it out. :heh:

Edit on top of your edit, I already corrected my mistake.

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 04:11 PM
Stinnett catching for the Yanks.

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 04:15 PM
Stinnett catching for the Yanks.


Eh.................

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-24-2006, 04:54 PM
Big hit for Melky!!! :beer:

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 04:57 PM
Big hit for Melky!!! :beer:


Made me proud.....4-2 after 1 1/2..... GO YANKEES! :beer:

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 05:04 PM
YOUK!!!!! :D Sorry just had to.

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-24-2006, 06:06 PM
Randy Johnson hasn't looked all that good...luckily, Clement has looked a lot worse!

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-24-2006, 06:09 PM
Melky my boy! He does it again!!!

LiquidBlue
05-24-2006, 06:14 PM
Randy Johnson hasn't looked all that good...luckily, Clement has looked a lot worse!

Thanks to getting hit in the leg.

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-24-2006, 06:18 PM
Thanks to getting hit in the leg.
Sure, whatever. And his 5 + era prior to this game is just an aberration.

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 07:48 PM
Sure, whatever. And his 5 + era prior to this game is just an aberration.


Of course. ;)


Either way, Ballgame over, Yankees win, THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees win!!!!! :beer:

keithbishop
05-24-2006, 07:54 PM
Manny was amazing tonight...... as good of a series as I've seen a player have this season. Manny didn't showboat tonight...... not that I expected him to vs RJ.

I'm glad Mo knocked him down in the 9th before putting him away........ and quietly sending the sox down 1-2-3 in the 9th.

The 8th inning was scary, to say the least........... Farnsworth came back to freeze Ortiz to end the inning, though. Ortiz went 0 for 5 with 4 K's and 5 LOB.

Melky had the best game of his young career.... 4 RBI night.

RJ struggled mightily before getting 9 of the last 10 batters out.

No Matsui..... No Posada.... No Damon...... adds up to a YANKEES VICTORY. :beer: :beer:

Nice taste of October in May..... Great series. Yet another reminder of why the Yankees/red sox is the biggest rivalry in baseball.

Southstander
05-24-2006, 07:54 PM
Of course. ;)


Either way, Ballgame over, Yankees win, THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees win!!!!! :beer:



That has to be one of the MOST annoying play by play calls in all of sports

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 07:57 PM
That has to be one of the MOST annoying play by play calls in all of sports


I happen to look forward to it every night....if I'm listening on the radio. :D


I mainly just like the last two words, but the whole thing just sounds right.

RunYouOver
05-24-2006, 07:59 PM
Manny was amazing tonight...... as good of a series as I've seen a player have this season. Manny didn't showboat tonight...... not that I expected him to vs RJ.

I'm glad Mo knocked him down in the 9th before putting him away........ and quietly sending the sox down 1-2-3 in the 9th.

The 8th inning was scary, to say the least........... Farnsworth came back to freeze Ortiz to end the inning, though. Ortiz went 0 for 5 with 4 K's and 5 LOB.

Melky had the best game of his young career.... 4 RBI night.

RJ struggled mightily before getting 9 of the last 10 batters out.

No Matsui..... No Posada.... No Damon...... adds up to a YANKEES VICTORY. :beer: :beer:

Nice taste of October in May..... Great series. Yet another reminder of why the Yankees/red sox is the biggest rivalry in baseball.


But isn't it incredible that we can compete---And win--with some of the top teams, WITHOUT some of our all-stars.

We're a deep team, and Melky Cabrera and Cano are here to make sure it remains that way for years to come. :D

keithbishop
05-24-2006, 09:25 PM
That has to be one of the MOST annoying play by play calls in all of sports

You, sir, are WRONG!!!!!!

It is THE most annoying. :ugh:

My goal is to listen to or watch every Yankees game for the rest of the season.
As my MLBTV picture has been messed up, I listen to most of them. The WCBS (radio)game calls are growing on me (OK, but nothing special)......... until the wins are finalized...... "Thhhhhhhhuuuuuuhhhhhhh Yankees Win!!!!!" is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

keithbishop
05-24-2006, 09:26 PM
But isn't it incredible that we can compete---And win--with some of the top teams, WITHOUT some of our all-stars.

We're a deep team, and Melky Cabrera and Cano are here to make sure it remains that way for years to come. :D
It is amazing............and MELKY IS FOR REAL!!! :beer:

RunYouOver
05-25-2006, 12:55 PM
You, sir, are WRONG!!!!!!

It is THE most annoying. :ugh:

My goal is to listen to or watch every Yankees game for the rest of the season.
As my MLBTV picture has been messed up, I listen to most of them. The WCBS (radio)game calls are growing on me (OK, but nothing special)......... until the wins are finalized...... "Thhhhhhhhuuuuuuhhhhhhh Yankees Win!!!!!" is like nails on a chalkboard to me.


I like it, and I like listening to WCBS for the coverage......


It is amazing............and MELKY IS FOR REAL!!! :beer:

He is! :D

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-25-2006, 12:57 PM
On the topic of radio broadcasts, I was a bigger fan of the sterling/steiner combo.

RunYouOver
05-25-2006, 01:05 PM
On the topic of radio broadcasts, I was a bigger fan of the sterling/steiner combo.


I like John Sterling...steiner left, and now that annoying lady who used to be on the Yes Network took his place....Sterling does a great job though.

When I can, however, I just watch the games on the YES network....I like Michael Kay's coverage....

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-25-2006, 01:33 PM
I like John Sterling...steiner left, and now that annoying lady who used to be on the Yes Network took his place....Sterling does a great job though.

When I can, however, I just watch the games on the YES network....I like Michael Kay's coverage....
I really don't like Kay at all...I definitely don't like Susan Waltman...Sterling is ok, but I think the combo of him and Susan is horrible...I don't know, it's just me!

My favorite yankees announcers tend to be the ones who played for the team somewhat recently...paul o'neil, al leiter, and even david justice.

RunYouOver
05-25-2006, 01:38 PM
I really don't like Kay at all...I definitely don't like Susan Waltman...Sterling is ok, but I think the combo of him and Susan is horrible...I don't know, it's just me!

My favorite yankees announcers tend to be the ones who played for the team somewhat recently...paul o'neil, al leiter, and even david justice.


I like the Paul O'Neil, Michael Kay combo.....

keithbishop
05-25-2006, 08:04 PM
Sterling is OK , except for "Thhhhuuuuhhhhhh............"...... it drives me crazy. Jim Kaat is (was?? is he still doing Yankee games??) a great announcer. Waltman doesn't bother me, but she bothers every other Yankee fan I know.

RunYouOver
05-25-2006, 08:06 PM
Sterling is OK , except for "Thhhhuuuuhhhhhh............"...... it drives me crazy. Jim Kaat is (was?? is he still doing Yankee games??) a great announcer. Waltman doesn't bother me, but she bothers every other Yankee fan I know.


Yeah, I'm pretty positive it's Kay and Kaat and sometimes O'Neil in the booth for the YES network. (Yankees Entertainment & Sports, for those not in the area....also carries NJ Nets games.)

keithbishop
05-25-2006, 08:07 PM
Looks like Posada will miss this weekend's games..... no DL, though.

http://fantasybaseball.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=2146

PLEASE call up Wil Nieves. As terrible as Stinnett is at the plate, Hill has been worse this year. I'd like to see Nieves start until Posada is ready.

RunYouOver
05-25-2006, 08:12 PM
Looks like Posada will miss this weekend's games..... no DL, though.

http://fantasybaseball.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&id=2146

PLEASE call up Wil Nieves. As terrible as Stinnett is at the plate, Hill has been worse this year. I'd like to see Nieves start until Posada is ready.

What I don't understand is why they won't bring up TJ Beam...he's done all he could iin AA, and he's 25. They need to bring him up while he's still young!

keithbishop
05-25-2006, 08:16 PM
What I don't understand is why they won't bring up TJ Beam...he's done all he could iin AA, and he's 25. They need to bring him up while he's still young!

Colter Bean pitched for Columbus tonight, though Beam deserves his roster spot. :mad:

keithbishop
05-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Kyle Farnsworth playing with Jeremy Affeldt (Royals)

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/7c53abd456.jpg (http://www.uploadfile.info)

keithbishop
05-25-2006, 10:45 PM
Playing with Paul Wilson(Reds). The Cubs Catcher is pretending to be a T-Rex. This pic was after Farnsworth had hit Wilson with a pitch...... Farnsworth must have charged the plate......

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/cb0df785c2.jpg (http://www.uploadfile.info)

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 03:52 AM
Here's some info on Eric Duncan and Ramiro Mendoza:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyinside264757355may26,0,5676507.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

LiquidBlue
05-26-2006, 07:07 AM
Playing with Paul Wilson(Reds). The Cubs Catcher is pretending to be a T-Rex. This pic was after Farnsworth had hit Wilson with a pitch...... Farnsworth must have charged the plate......

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/cb0df785c2.jpg (http://www.uploadfile.info)

Farnsworth has temper problems. I'm suprised he never tried to bean Manny or Papi.

Medford Bronco
05-26-2006, 07:17 AM
Here's some info on Eric Duncan and Ramiro Mendoza:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyinside264757355may26,0,5676507.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

KB Duncan will be okay but the last time we saw Mendoza in the majors I believe in Boston in 03? he was awful. You do not want him piching to guys like Papi, Jime Thome etc. He would scare me very much. :eek:

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:29 AM
Farnsworth has temper problems. I'm suprised he never tried to bean Manny or Papi.
You say just about anything, huh?

If someone charges the mound in an attempt to hurt you, what would you do?

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:30 AM
Playing with Paul Wilson(Reds). The Cubs Catcher is pretending to be a T-Rex. This pic was after Farnsworth had hit Wilson with a pitch...... Farnsworth must have charged the plate......

http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/cb0df785c2.jpg (http://www.uploadfile.info)
"Reds pitcher Paul Wilson charged the mound after being hit by a pitch, and Farnsworth trotted towards Wilson and violently body slammed him to the ground."

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 02:02 PM
Mussina vs. Elarton tonight...no excuses if the Yankees lose....as a matter of fact, by the end of this series, KC should have a 16 game losing streak. :D

LiquidBlue
05-26-2006, 02:05 PM
"Reds pitcher Paul Wilson charged the mound after being hit by a pitch, and Farnsworth trotted towards Wilson and violently body slammed him to the ground."

I wasn't judging him by the pictures. I was judging him by what I've seen. He's charged the plate before. He's crazy. :coffee:

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 03:15 PM
Farnsworth has temper problems. I'm suprised he never tried to bean Manny or Papi.

Julian Tavarez has temper problems..... ask any Cardinals fan.
Farnsworth doesn't have a reputation for hitting batters. The other picture, for instance, followed a Tigers batter being hit by a Royals pitcher.
I'm stunned that Paul Wilson, a PITCHER, had anything to say to incite Farnsworth. Baseball gets labeled a wimpy sport at times....... but Kyle Farnsworth is an exception. When a fight is started in baseball, are you saying that you would prefer Farnsworth to do nothing??

So you're SURPRISED he DIDN'T hit Manny or Ortiz?? Who has Farnsworth beaned this year, by the way?? I'm eagerly awaiting your response on this one..... it should be a fun answer.

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 03:20 PM
I wasn't judging him by the pictures. I was judging him by what I've seen. He's charged the plate before. He's crazy. :coffee:

He has a short fuse...... and I'd pay to see a batter look at him as they stood at the plate admiring their HR shot, but I'd define crazy as someone like the red sox Julian Tavarez or ex-Yankee Kevin Brown, both of whom broke their hands punching a dugout wall . I'm glad the Yankees have an enforcer.... and I would think every team should have one.

LiquidBlue
05-26-2006, 03:28 PM
Julian Tavarez has temper problems..... ask any Cardinals fan.
Farnsworth doesn't have a reputation for hitting batters. The other picture, for instance, followed a Tigers batter being hit by a Royals pitcher.
I'm stunned that Paul Wilson, a PITCHER, had anything to say to incite Farnsworth. Baseball gets labeled a wimpy sport at times....... but Kyle Farnsworth is an exception. When a fight is started in baseball, are you saying that you would prefer Farnsworth to do nothing??

So you're SURPRISED he DIDN'T hit Manny or Ortiz?? Who has Farnsworth beaned this year, by the way?? I'm eagerly awaiting your response on this one..... it should be a fun answer.

Did I ever say I liked/wanted Tavarez on the team?

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 03:39 PM
Did I ever say I liked/wanted Tavarez on the team?

I found it extremely interesting that you mentioned Farnsworth beaning batters. I KNEW he had no such reputation, but decided to look his stats up for verification.

According to ESPN.Com, (Miscellaneous pitching statistics):
Keith Foulke, who NO ONE would say has a reputation for being a headhunter, has hit 31 batters in 491.1 innings since 2000.

Kyle Farnsworth, in 568 career innings, has hit 14 batters.

Foulke isn't a headhunter, nor is Farnsworth. Farnsworth can fight..... and enjoys doing so, but are you truly SURPRISED that a pitcher who has hit 14 batters in 568 innings DIDN'T hit Manny or Ortiz?? In the NFL or NHL players that can fight are applauded...... in baseball, they're crazy?? OK, if you say so :ugh: .

Before I forget, Farnsworth hasn't hit a batter in 2006. He hit 3 in 2005.

LiquidBlue
05-26-2006, 03:52 PM
I found it extremely interesting that you mentioned Farnsworth beaning batters. I KNEW he had no such reputation, but decided to look his stats up for verification.

According to ESPN.Com, (Miscellaneous pitching statistics):
Keith Foulke, who NO ONE would say has a reputation for being a headhunter, has hit 31 batters in 491.1 innings since 2000.

Kyle Farnsworth, in 568 career innings, has hit 14 batters.

Foulke isn't a headhunter, nor is Farnsworth. Farnsworth can fight..... and enjoys doing so, but are you truly SURPRISED that a pitcher who has hit 14 batters in 568 innings DIDN'T hit Manny or Ortiz?? In the NFL or NHL players that can fight are applauded...... in baseball, they're crazy?? OK, if you say so :ugh: .

Before I forget, Farnsworth hasn't hit a batter in 2006. He hit 3 in 2005.

You can not tell me none of Farnsworth's were intentional. Perhaps a few of Foulke's were intentional, as he is known to let a few slip, especially since 04.

And yes, I am suprised, I figured if anyone was going to get Manny back for what he did it would be him.

In hockey, sometimes it is for respect or dignity, others it is that they are crazy, Farnsworth however, is flat out crazy. Respect my opinion or not, I believe he is.

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 04:05 PM
I can oficially say I submitted my 25 votes for the MLB All-Star game.

Here was who I voted for:

AL;

C: Posada 9 times, Victor Martinez 10 times, Joe Mauer 6 times
1B: Travis Hafner 25 times
2B: Robinson Cano 25 times
SS: Derek Jeter 25 times
3B: Alex Rodriguez 25 times
OF: Casey Blake 24 Times, Melky Cabrera (as a write in :D ) 24 times, Johnny gomes 17 times, Manny 5 times, Grady Sizemore 5 times


NL;

C: Michael Barrett 25 times
1B: Pujols 24 Times, Prince Fielder 1 time
2B: D. Uggla, 25 Times
SS: Hanley Ramirez 25 times
3B: David Wright 25 times
OF: Carlos Beltran 25 times, Bobby Abreu 25 times, Jason Bay 25 times


Done with my voting.....maybe Melky will crack 1,000 votes!!! :D

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 04:08 PM
You can not tell me none of Farnsworth's were intentional. Perhaps a few of Foulke's were intentional, as he is known to let a few slip, especially since 04.

And yes, I am suprised, I figured if anyone was going to get Manny back for what he did it would be him.

In hockey, sometimes it is for respect or dignity, others it is that they are crazy, Farnsworth however, is flat out crazy. Respect my opinion or not, I believe he is.

Did you read the part where I said NO ONE would call Foulke a headhunter? :confused:

It's certainly possible that ANY pitcher can intentionally hit a batter, but 14 in 568 innings = a headhunter?? LOL. Once again.... 0 this year. Zero.... None.... Nada.... Zilch. Argue that stat..... I can't wait. Call him crazy, but EXPECT him to bean someone after AVERAGING 2 hit batters a year?? You can do better than that. Kyle Farnsworth is NOT a dirty player. Argue that point if you will..... and please show how his HBP #'s would make you think he would throw at a batter intentionally.

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 08:25 PM
Yanks are still ina rain delay waiting to play the bottom of the ninth, royals up 7-5, with Stinett, Damon, and then Jeter due up. It's been at least an hour now :ugh: , but they will be finishing this game when you consider that they let the royals bat in the top of the inning while it was also pouring.

Medford Bronco
05-26-2006, 08:29 PM
Yanks are still ina rain delay waiting to play the bottom of the ninth, royals up 7-5, with Stinett, Damon, and then Jeter due up. It's been at least an hour now :ugh: , but they will be finishing this game when you consider that they let the royals bat in the top of the inning while it was also pouring.

NJ do not give up remember this is the Royals we are talking about anything is possible. :beer:

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 08:34 PM
I've been waiting for a while...then again, it was pouring for a while...I know it's bottom 9, but we've got to pull this out.....NO LOSING TO 10-35 teams....

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 08:38 PM
They are pulling off the tarp!!!

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 08:53 PM
They are pulling off the tarp!!!

Jeez this needs to get started.....

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 08:54 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzz <insert sleeping smiley>

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 08:59 PM
The delay was about 2 hours long! But we are about ready for some ball! :beer:

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 08:59 PM
Ready for baseball....with only the bottom of the 9th to play.


A 1-2-3 inning would really be quite annoying at this point. :sick:

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:00 PM
I almost feel like doing a play by play! :D

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Tying run at the plate!!! :D

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Pinch-hit lead off single for Long!
One step ahead of ya!!! heh

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:06 PM
Oh man, that was close! derek almost tied it up!

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:07 PM
Jeter got his 2,000th career hit earlier today, by the way.....


NOOO!!!!! He hit one really, really close to the game-tying homer.

Jeter walks....1st and 2nd with one out....a double might tie it!

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:09 PM
And Sheffield SINGLES!!!!!!


JETER TO THIRD!!!!!

TYING RUN AT THIRD!!!!! ONE OUT!!!!

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:09 PM
Jeter got his 2,000th career hit earlier today, by the way.....


NOOO!!!!! He hit one really, really close to the game-tying homer.

Jeter walks....1st and 2nd with one out....a double might tie it!
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! Sheff brings in a run! 1st and 3rd, 1 out, 7-6 royals with I believe Giamib, and then Rodriguez up!

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:09 PM
Lol, we are both pathetic.

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:10 PM
Lol, we are both pathetic.


I know...but if the Yankees pull it off, this will have made my night great.....or actually, this will have made my earlier morning great!

GO YANKEES!!!!! :D

I've waited to long this rain delay for them to lose!

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:11 PM
I know...but if the Yankees pull it off, this will have made my night great.....or actually, this will have made my earlier morning great!

GO YANKEES!!!!! :D

I've waited to long this rain delay for them to lose!
You and me both!

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:12 PM
Come on Giambino!!! Prove my sig. right!

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:13 PM
And Giambi...SUCKS!!!!!!!!


&@^#*!~!!!!!!

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-26-2006, 09:13 PM
@#@$#%%@#%$ i'm going to bed

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:13 PM
And Giambi...SUCKS!!!!!!!!


&@^#*!~!!!!!!

Wow, that's all that we DIDN'T NEED TO DO!

:coffee:

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 09:18 PM
I'm a little better now....

Giambi hit into the game ending doulbe play, when all we need was a fielder's choice or a fly ball to tie it, in the bottom of the 9th. :coffee:

Southstander
05-26-2006, 10:14 PM
How can you be the team the Royals end their 13 game slide to, AT HOME!!!???

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 10:21 PM
Did you read the part where I said NO ONE would call Foulke a headhunter? :confused:

It's certainly possible that ANY pitcher can intentionally hit a batter, but 14 in 568 innings = a headhunter?? LOL. Once again.... 0 this year. Zero.... None.... Nada.... Zilch. Argue that stat..... I can't wait. Call him crazy, but EXPECT him to bean someone after AVERAGING 2 hit batters a year?? You can do better than that. Kyle Farnsworth is NOT a dirty player. Argue that point if you will..... and please show how his HBP #'s would make you think he would throw at a batter intentionally.

I thought I would bump this......

I'm still waiting to hear a fact based explanation of how a player who averages 2 HBP a year is a dirty player. Of course, facts wouldn't support that argument.
I'd also love to know why Farnsworth would throw at Manny OR ORTIZ..... when Ortiz has NEVER (to my knowledge) showboated/tried to show up the opposing pitcher.

Pathetic game tonight. The Yankees looked flat at the beginning and were betrayed by the bullpen. I didn't expect the Yankees to sweep KC. After playing the red sox..... and before playing the Tigers, who are a very good team this year, I was afraid the Royals would be overlooked.... and they were. Yankee Hitters showed no patience whatsoever vs. Elarton, who had 57 (or something like that) pitches through 6 innings. Mussina threw 95 pitches in the same # of innings.
It's easy for the media to make it sound like the Royals would go 0-for the rest of the season, but that obviously couldn't happen.

RunYouOver
05-26-2006, 10:23 PM
I thought I would bump this......

I'm still waiting to hear a fact based explanation of how a player who averages 2 HBP a year is a dirty player. Of course, facts wouldn't support that argument.
I'd also love to know why Farnsworth would throw at Manny OR ORTIZ..... when Ortiz has NEVER (to my knowledge) showboated/tried to show up the opposing pitcher.

Pathetic game tonight. The Yankees looked flat at the beginning and were betrayed by the bullpen. I didn't expect the Yankees to sweep KC. After playing the red sox..... and before playing the Tigers, who are a very good team this year, I was afraid the Royals would be overlooked.... and they were. Yankee Hitters showed no patience whatsoever vs. Elarton, who had 57 (or something like that) pitches through 6 innings. Mussina threw 95 pitches in the same # of innings.
It's easy for the media to make it sound like the Royals would go 0-for the rest of the season, but that obviously couldn't happen.

Well, I didn't expect them too, but I figured we should've!

They WERE 2-20 at home, 13 game losing streak, 14 straight losses at Yankee stadium.

There's now: 3-20 at home (dramatic improvement ;) ) 1 game win streak, and 1 straight win at Yankee stadium. :ugh:

Medford Bronco
05-26-2006, 10:24 PM
I thought I would bump this......

I'm still waiting to hear a fact based explanation of how a player who averages 2 HBP a year is a dirty player. Of course, facts wouldn't support that argument.
I'd also love to know why Farnsworth would throw at Manny OR ORTIZ..... when Ortiz has NEVER (to my knowledge) showboated/tried to show up the opposing pitcher.

Pathetic game tonight. The Yankees looked flat at the beginning and were betrayed by the bullpen. I didn't expect the Yankees to sweep KC. After playing the red sox..... and before playing the Tigers, who are a very good team this year, I was afraid the Royals would be overlooked.... and they were. Yankee Hitters showed no patience whatsoever vs. Elarton, who had 57 (or something like that) pitches through 6 innings. Mussina threw 95 pitches in the same # of innings.
It's easy for the media to make it sound like the Royals would go 0-for the rest of the season, but that obviously couldn't happen.

KB the Yanks will win tomorrow.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. :eek:

keithbishop
05-26-2006, 10:32 PM
KB the Yanks will win tomorrow.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. :eek:

I know. A 162 game season has it's ups and downs :mad: . Elarton pitched well tonight. I'll take 2 out of 3 against ANY team, even the lowly red sox (he says with tongue planted firmly in cheek) ;) . Football has "trap games", baseball has "trap series".

RunYouOver
05-27-2006, 09:24 AM
I know. A 162 game season has it's ups and downs :mad: . Elarton pitched well tonight. I'll take 2 out of 3 against ANY team, even the lowly red sox (he says with tongue planted firmly in cheek) ;) . Football has "trap games", baseball has "trap series".


Yeah but we always find a way to lose to really bad teams.

I have no doubt that'll we take games two and three, and then sweep the tigers, as good as they are.

keithbishop
05-27-2006, 09:42 AM
Yeah but we always find a way to lose to really bad teams.

I have no doubt that'll we take games two and three, and then sweep the tigers, as good as they are.

I think they looked past the Royals..... easy to do, but not smart. Even the worst teams have pride. The Royals players try hard, but they have the worst owner in all of sports, David Glass. I adopted the Royals as my 2nd favorite team a couple of weeks back...... baseball is the only pro sport I have a 2nd favorite team.

I adopted them because no one around here cares about the Royals any more, even though I live right in the heart of Chiefs' country. Things were a lot different in the 70's/80's...... the Royals had a huge following here back then. I feel sorry for the players because of the team's incompetent upper management.

Does that make me a Royals bandwagoner :eek: ? I guess I'd be the only one then. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm happy with last night's mess............ :mad:

Medford Bronco
05-27-2006, 09:52 AM
I think they looked past the Royals..... easy to do, but not smart. Even the worst teams have pride. The Royals players try hard, but they have the worst owner in all of sports, David Glass. I adopted the Royals as my 2nd favorite team a couple of weeks back...... baseball is the only pro sport I have a 2nd favorite team.

I adopted them because no one around here cares about the Royals any more, even though I live right in the heart of Chiefs' country. Things were a lot different in the 70's/80's...... the Royals had a huge following here back then. I feel sorry for the players because of the team's incompetent upper management.

Does that make me a Royals bandwagoner :eek: ? I guess I'd be the only one then. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm happy with last night's mess............ :mad:


KB the Royals have to bring back George Brett, Dennis Lenard, Lary Gura, Amos Otis, Freddie Patek, Charlie Leibrant, Paul Spittorph to win LOL

It is hard to jump on a wagon of a losing team, I give you credit for supporting them :beer:

keithbishop
05-27-2006, 10:56 AM
KB the Royals have to bring back George Brett, Dennis Lenard, Lary Gura, Amos Otis, Freddie Patek, Charlie Leibrant, Paul Spittorph to win LOL

It is hard to jump on a wagon of a losing team, I give you credit for supporting them :beer:
The Royals are the Bad News Bears of MLB. When my son started making fun of them , it was the last straw. Including myself, I know 2 Royals fans!! :beer:
Jerry isn't jumping on board with me...... not a good omen ;) .

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-27-2006, 11:42 AM
KB the Royals have to bring back George Brett, Dennis Lenard, Lary Gura, Amos Otis, Freddie Patek, Charlie Leibrant, Paul Spittorph to win LOL


They may need Bret Saberhagen as well! ;)

RunYouOver
05-28-2006, 03:27 PM
Nice win today.....

Southstander
05-28-2006, 03:49 PM
I think they looked past the Royals..... easy to do, but not smart. Even the worst teams have pride. The Royals players try hard, but they have the worst owner in all of sports, David Glass. I adopted the Royals as my 2nd favorite team a couple of weeks back...... baseball is the only pro sport I have a 2nd favorite team.

I adopted them because no one around here cares about the Royals any more, even though I live right in the heart of Chiefs' country. Things were a lot different in the 70's/80's...... the Royals had a huge following here back then. I feel sorry for the players because of the team's incompetent upper management.

Does that make me a Royals bandwagoner :eek: ? I guess I'd be the only one then. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm happy with last night's mess............ :mad:
Is this a case of if you cannot beat them join them :D

keithbishop
05-28-2006, 06:53 PM
Is this a case of if you cannot beat them join them :D
The Royals are coming to your town.....Be Afraid.......Be Very Afraid!! :eek:



:D

Southstander
05-28-2006, 07:04 PM
ooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


I'm so shaking

Medford Bronco
05-28-2006, 09:00 PM
They may need Bret Saberhagen as well! ;)

:laugh: I also forgot Hal McRae and Willie Mays Aiken.

This is a poor excuse of a team.

BTW I told you KB the Yanks would win the next two.

This is going to be a 3 team race all year. :salute:

RunYouOver
05-28-2006, 09:28 PM
:laugh: I also forgot Hal McRae and Willie Mays Aiken.

This is a poor excuse of a team.

BTW I told you KB the Yanks would win the next two.

This is going to be a 3 team race all year. :salute:


I've got to say, I was really sure the Sox would suck this year, and I thought it'd come down to Toronto and NY. I was wrong. This is going to turn into an interesting battle!

keithbishop
05-29-2006, 07:25 AM
:laugh: I also forgot Hal McRae and Willie Mays Aiken.

This is a poor excuse of a team.

BTW I told you KB the Yanks would win the next two.

This is going to be a 3 team race all year. :salute:
You called it, Medford. It certainly appears that way (3-team race) . Close races are good for the game :beer: .

keithbishop
05-29-2006, 07:26 AM
Star of the day: Mariano Rivera got his 390th save, tying Dennis Eckersley for 4th all-time :salute: .

RunYouOver
05-29-2006, 12:08 PM
Great performance by RJ today.....2 hits in 6 innings of work.....it's 4-0 Yankees in the 7th.....

keithbishop
05-29-2006, 12:55 PM
Yankees win 4-0 :beer: .

Villone and Farnsworth pitch 3 hitless innings. RJ was awesome today :salute: . We'll see how he does in his next start, but nice day for a guy who was left for dead by the press. :coffee:

keithbishop
05-29-2006, 12:56 PM
RJ got his 270th career win!!!! :beer: :beer:

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-29-2006, 12:57 PM
Nice to see Randy pitch so well, especially against a quality opponent.

RunYouOver
05-29-2006, 02:10 PM
RJ got his 270th career win!!!! :beer: :beer:

I'm going to say he winds up around 282 or so after this year, leaving him 18 shy of 300. If he comes back next year strong, he might have a shot.....

keithbishop
05-29-2006, 04:31 PM
Joe Torre expects Octavio Dotel to join the Yankees by the 3rd week in June :beer: .

Dotel is to pitch in extended ST today.

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060529&content_id=1477733&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_

keithbishop
05-30-2006, 04:43 AM
It looks like Dotel did well yesterday..... he will pitch again Friday.

Shawn Chacon and Bubba Crosby will be back as early as this week. Today's start for Aaron Small could be his last...... Chacon should be ready to pitch Sunday.

SP Darrell Rasner will probably be called up today, with C Koyie Hill being sent down once he clears waivers.
Rasner is 4-0 with a 2.56 ERA for Columbus. Though not the prospect that Phil Hughes is, Rasner is major league-ready. He pitched in 5 games (1 start) for the Nationals last season.

Medford Bronco
05-30-2006, 08:40 AM
Star of the day: Mariano Rivera got his 390th save, tying Dennis Eckersley for 4th all-time :salute: .

These are the two of the all time best fireman. along with Bruce Sutter, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Lee Smith and Trevor Hoffman. :beer:

Rivera is a first ballot HOFer IMHO :salute:

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-30-2006, 10:14 AM
A lot of the tigers hitters are saying that Randy Johnson threw more changeups than they had ever seen from him.

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-30-2006, 11:35 AM
I thought this was hilarious considering all the ***** a-rod takes from the media and fans, especially the NY ones.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=gallo/060530&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

"I've long given Alex Rodriguez the benefit of the doubt. I figured that since he's only 30 years old and has played in just a handful of postseasons -- batting a respectable .305 in the process -- he has plenty of time to prove he's an all-time great and deserves the kind of money he makes. But no more. His showing over the past week forced me to give up on him forever.

Let me take you through his embarrassing performances from the past seven days.

Tuesday at Boston: Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to put the Yankees up 7-1. His blast would prove to be the game winner because the Red Sox stormed back to make the final score 7-5, but A-Rod hitting a home run when his team already has the lead? Classic A-Rod. Or should I say A-Fraud. (Get it? I changed the Rod part to Fraud. It rhymes and everything.)

Wednesday at Boston: The Yankees won 8-6, but A-Rod got only one hit and scored just a single run. But that's not even the worst part. In the second inning, following a David Ortiz strikeout, Manny Ramirez hit a home run to left. Then the next batter, Jason Varitek, grounded out to A-Rod at third. I mean, come on A-Rod! Now you make the play?! The batter before hits a home run over your head to cut your team's lead to two and you do nothing, and then Varitek hits a weak grounder to you and you make that out? How about jumping up and snagging that Ramirez shot before it rocketed over your head? That's what your team needed! I mean, I don't know -- if I'm going to pay a guy $25 million to play third, I expect him to make those plays. I can get anyone to field routine ground balls.

Thursday, no game: A scheduled off day. Typical A-Fraud -- the Yankees manage to win back-to-back games against the Red Sox and he needs a day off. Pathetic.

Friday vs. Kansas City: The Yankees come home and play the Kansas City Royals, owners of a 13-game losing streak, and -- get this -- lose 7-6. And whose fault was it? You guessed it: A-Rod's. He went 3-for-4 with a double and just one measly RBI. Uh, hello? A-Rod? How about you muscle up a bit, you wuss, and make those singles into home runs? Had you done that, the Yankees would have won. But they didn't. And even the worst team in baseball proved it can come into your home park and make you look like a fool.

Saturday vs. Kansas City: Rodriguez hit two home runs and the Yankees won 15-4. Wow, great timing there, A-Rod. Not only do you have a big game in an easy win -- every RBI in the careers of Derek Jeter and David Ortiz has come with their teams trailing in the bottom of the ninth (it's true, look it up) -- but where were those two home runs, four runs scored and three RBI last night, when your team really needed them? Huh, A-Rod? Where were they then? You sicken me, that's what you do, A-Rod. You sicken me.

Sunday vs. Kansas City: The Yankees won 6-5, and Rodriguez hit a two-run single in the first inning to help his team get out to a lead it would not surrender. But what did he do after that hit in the first inning? Nothing but draw a walk. Typical A-Rod. He just sat back and rested on his laurels. Baseball is a "What have you done for me lately?" kind of game, A-Rod. Too bad you'll never know that.

Monday at Detroit: New York headed to Detroit for the type of game a team needs its stars to step up in -- holiday, packed crowd, playing a first-place team on the road -- and what does A-Rod do? He gets only one RBI as the Yankees win 4-0. Uh, A-Rod? Have you ever heard of insurance runs? Let's contribute with some late RBI. No lead -- no matter how big -- is ever safe in baseball. What, you only get RBI in close games now?

So there you have it, another despicable week in the despicable career of Alex Rodriguez: a .391 batting average, three home runs and 10 RBI as the Yankees go 5-1. Pshaw, I say. Pshaw.

And not that anything he does right now even matters, even if he was playing well. In a division that is as uncompetitive as the AL East, games in late May mean absolutely nothing. Nope, only the postseason matters. And until A-Rod comes up huge in a World Series with the pressure on and single-handedly wins a championship for the Yankees, I won't believe in him.

(Oh, and it has to be in Game 7 of the World Series against the Red Sox, or it won't count.)"

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 11:56 AM
A lot of the tigers hitters are saying that Randy Johnson threw more changeups than they had ever seen from him.


And his control with everything was great.

He's not too old yet.

By the way, the Thunder's pitcher yesterday retired the first 21 batters before giving up two runs and three hits in the eighth.

Medford Bronco
05-30-2006, 12:17 PM
And his control with everything was great.

He's not too old yet.

By the way, the Thunder's pitcher yesterday retired the first 21 batters before giving up two runs and three hits in the eighth.

Who is the Thunders pitcher. :confused: just curious to see the future?

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 12:19 PM
Who is the Thunders pitcher. :confused: just curious to see the future?


I think his name was Clipper or Clippard...I'll check.

Our real prospects in AA right now though are SP Phillip Hughes (our top prospect,) and CL J Brent Cox (Last year's first round pick.)


Anyone know when this year's draft is?

keithbishop
05-30-2006, 03:55 PM
I think his name was Clipper or Clippard...I'll check.

Our real prospects in AA right now though are SP Phillip Hughes (our top prospect,) and CL J Brent Cox (Last year's first round pick.)


Anyone know when this year's draft is?

Tyler Clippard was the pitcher. I'd probably rank him the Yankees 2nd best SP prospect, though Rasner is major league ready.

1. Phil Hughes--AA
2. Tyler Clippard--AA
3. Darrell Rasner--AAA
4. Steven White--AA

All 4 will be at AAA next year..... Hughes should be the first to arrive for good with the Yankees...... I'm estimating after the all-star break in 2007. :beer:

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 04:08 PM
How about Melky Cabrera with a leadoff triple?!!


Melky for ROY!!!! :D

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 07:32 PM
Ivan Rodriguez is really good....going to extras in Detroit....

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 07:48 PM
Giambi HR!!! :D

NJBRONCOSFAN
05-30-2006, 07:55 PM
Yea Giambino! :beer:

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 08:10 PM
Well, a five run 11th for the Yankees, they're leading 11-6 in the bottom of the 11th with two outs.

Through 2 and 2/3 innings so far, Rivera's thrown 23 pitches, allowing one hit, and three strikeouts.

That's dominant. :salute:

RunYouOver
05-30-2006, 08:10 PM
Well, a five run 11th for the Yankees, they're leading 11-6 in the bottom of the 11th with two outs.

Through 2 and 2/3 innings so far, Rivera's thrown 23 pitches, allowing one hit, and three strikeouts.

That's dominant. :salute:

One pitch later that's the game.

Final score: 11-6 Yankees in 11 innings.