Can’t Believe That Finish

Mo hits three or four guys a year, and my selfish reasoning is that it’s only because the batter is standing where they shouldn’t be. This is the first time it cost him a save.

Today, it’s Dustin Mosely facing the Rangers, who send the vexing, perplexing, potential future ex-Yankee Cliff Lee. Comment away.

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  • “…Can’t Believe That Finish…”
    well, i can…as the yanks go through the motions preparing to get swept by the rays by [probably] getting swept at the hands of the rangers, it appears inevitable that they will not only blow the division, but will make another early exit from the playoffs as a wild card with no starting rotation, and little or no consistency in the offense…as i write this they are getting no-hit by cliff lee, another star pitcher that we are certain to overpay this off season…luckily the jays just walked off on the rays, and moseley is giving the rest of the yankee starters a pitching lesson…this team is wearing me out…sheesh

    dc September 12, 2010, 4:25 pm
  • Agreed DC…but who really cares about baseball when THE DOLPHINS WIN BABY!!! :)
    But seriously, Pettitte is coming back next week and we’ll probably still win the WS. I am trying to evoke ’99 in all of this. Yes, we have looked like complete shit since the All-Star game but I am hoping, HOPING that once the playoffs start, that the CHAMPIONS will return and lead us to the promise land…

    krueg September 12, 2010, 4:48 pm
  • yeah, i’m hoping that this is just one of those blah spells that all teams have during the season no matter how good they are, and the yanks have time to get things right before the playoffs start…i’ll be at wedn. game in tampa…me, my daughter, and probably a dozen or so rays fans…

    dc September 12, 2010, 5:03 pm
  • Fuck the Yankees dude…we suck. We’re under .500 against playoff teams so that tells you all you need to know. They are content with last years success and don’t really care about this year. They are all having career shit seasons and just want to hit the golf course the second week of October.
    Fuck them. Fuck them in their stupid asses. I’ll be watching football and hockey anyway…REAL sports. FUCK YOU YANKEES!!! YOU FUCKING LOSERS!!!

    krueg September 12, 2010, 5:46 pm
  • we do suck krueg…luckily, so does everyone else…the only team in our division over .500 for the last 10 games is baltimore…we are suffering from an inability to capitalize on a great opportunity, by leaving men on base, a fluke [mo hitting a guy], shaky starting pitching [hello again aj vazquez]…vazquez will probably end up in the bullpen, and i’d stick burnout there too, if i were making the decisions…these next 19 games will tell us a lot about what kind of team we have entering the post season, with 7 against tampa, 6 against boston, 3 against toronto, and 3 against baltimore, who we lost 2 out of 3 against just last week…yeah, we’re probably still in the playoffs, but limping in, and after that, i don’t have high hopes right now…that could change, i suppose…
    an aside on burnout…the yankees really need to reconsider the process they go through to determine if potential acquisitions really have “what it takes” to be a yankee [whatever that means ;) ], because they really missed the mark with burnout…he reminds me so much of kevin brown, i can’t stand it…and vazquez still looks like he gets the yips now and then despite all the denials…oh well…

    dc September 13, 2010, 11:03 am
  • I have no idea what their process is, I mean, Cash has made some great deals…Marte, Wood, Kearns, Berkman (getting better)have all worked out OK. And when it comes to signings Tex and CC are no brainers, but AJ and Vazquez are atrocious.
    Who the hell knows man. All I know is that the last two months or so have been unwatchable. I realize we have the best record and are in 1st place but to me, and most YF’s I would imagine, all that matters is the playoffs. This group is certainly capable of winning it all, they proved that last year, but they just don’t seem to have that same spark. Injuries aside, we are good enough to beat anyone, anytime.
    Here’s to hoping they turn it on in October. I’m not even sure I can bear to watch tonight. I barely watched any of the games Saturday and Sunday. It was unwatchable garbage.

    krueg September 13, 2010, 1:39 pm
  • Maybe if CC can pitch EVER SINGLE GAME in the playoffs…we’ll have a shot.
    What the fuck happened to our offense?

    krueg September 13, 2010, 9:01 pm
  • This game is insane.

    krueg September 13, 2010, 10:11 pm
  • So Joe is essentially conceding with Gaudin in the game???

    krueg September 13, 2010, 10:20 pm
  • This has to be some of the worst managing I’ve ever seen. There is no excuse, no excuse not to have someone warming behind Gaudin while he’s loading the bases. I don’t care that he struck out Hawpe. That was criminal managing on Girardi’s part. Gaudin over Mariano, Joba or Robertson in a tie game against our main divisional rivals in September?

    Nick-YF September 13, 2010, 10:28 pm
  • Oh great, Sergio Mitre is warming!
    Meanwhile Kearns leads off with a hit. Forgot what those were. Maybe he can get thrown out stealing.

    Nick-YF September 13, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • If Granderson sacrifices here, I might have a stroke.

    Nick-YF September 13, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • my god. I have still have movement on both sides of my body. I don’t think I can watch a Girardi-led team anymore. He’s really turned on the stupid recently. Curtis gets out because he’s a caree minor leaguer. Because you wanted to depend on his bat over Granderson’s bat because Curtis has a better track record.

    Nick-YF September 13, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • great job! Girardi gives away an out because the Yanks are not making enough of those on their own. Now for the Sergio Mitre loss. This is awful stuff.

    Nick-YF September 13, 2010, 10:35 pm
  • Just
    Wow
    That loss is on Girardi. Just a terrible showing.

    Nick-YF September 13, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • I really don’t care anymore…we’ll get the Wild Card unless we spiral out of it completely which seems possible seeing as we appear to have given up at this point?
    Wake me up when the playoffs start…if we make it. Fuck them.

    krueg September 13, 2010, 10:51 pm
  • I am done waiting for Andy Pettitte. We must get him back into the rotation. He was on a Cy Young-worthy path until his injury and the ONLY way the Yankees survive the ALDS (as the road team no less, which is pretty much assured at this point if you look at the relative schedules of the Rays and Yanks) is for both CC and Andy to be at the top of their games, for Kerry Wood, Robertson, and Logan to be an unshakable bridge to Mo (Joba is pretty much out), and for one other starter to surprise them. Pending tonight’s start – the highest-pressure one of his young career – my money would actually be on Ivan Nova and NOT Javy or AJ. Where does that leave Hughes? No idea frankly.
    As for the offense, it still is simply not a big worry for me even with the recent struggles. But I do think Girardi needs to bite the bullet and replace Jeter in the leadoff spot with Gardner. He has an excellent OBP and wreaks havoc on the basepads. Jeter can still bat in the 2-spot, which is where he was for most of his career, but why you wouldn’t have Gardner there already is frankly beyond me.
    And even with all that, their prospects are not great. As Krueg points out, they’ve got losing records against the Rangers and Rays, and their starting pitching even wih Andy is weaker than either of those other teams’. Touch to watch? Indeed.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:20 am
  • At least the Jets lost too… :)

    krueg September 14, 2010, 11:02 am
  • I’m just trying to remember 2000…we sucked and fell apart that year but turned it on in the playoffs.
    (fingers crossed)

    krueg September 14, 2010, 11:26 am
  • “…At least the Jets lost too… :)…”
    well, i’m a jets fan, so last nite really sucked for me…i just wish they didn’t do all that bullshit talking during the pre-season, and a reality show?, give me a break…they weren’t that good…good, maybe playoffs, but come on, shut up and play…
    as for the yankees, well, we’re playing like the old, broken down, bunch of former stars and wannabes that some folks said we would be…sox fans must be really enjoying our angst…IH is right, the schedule does not favor us the rest of the way, and the way we are playing, we may be lucky to play .500 over those remaining games…wasted a good start by cc, our only dependable starter…i’d almost rather not make the playoffs than be humbled right out of the first round…

    dc September 14, 2010, 12:59 pm
  • I have a glimmer of hope with Nova on the mound tonight and being the masocist that I am, I’ll watch the stupid game…
    He’s been good and I’m hoping management doesn’t ruin him like Hughes and Joba. It would be nice to pencil him into the rotation after we kick Javy’s sorry-ass back to AAAA and hopefully find a sucker to take AJ. (wishful thinking I know)
    PS
    Fins 1-0
    Jets 0-1
    ;)

    krueg September 14, 2010, 2:20 pm
  • All time best September record: Miami Dolphins. All time worst December record: Miami Dolphins.

    Brad September 14, 2010, 2:47 pm
  • Check that, they’ve been edged by Tampa Bay in December.
    :)

    Brad September 14, 2010, 2:49 pm
  • Who asked you Brad??? ;)

    krueg September 14, 2010, 3:13 pm
  • Hahahahahaha.
    One thing is still for certain: there is no man in the NFL as bad ass as Raymond James Lewis. Period.

    Brad September 14, 2010, 3:35 pm
  • And no one as overrated and sorry as Mark Sanchez! ;)
    Oh, did you happen to notice the top 5 teams in NFL history in all-time wins??? You may see a certain South Florida franchise on THAT list too…

    krueg September 14, 2010, 4:08 pm
  • Well, Granderson gets a 1 out double in the first and we strand him…I would love to know how many we have left on base and our average with RISP over the last week but looking it up would make me kill myself so let’s just say they are both fucking horrible obviously…
    OK millionaire top of the order guys…way to lean on a fucking rookie pitcher.
    COME ON IVAN THE TERRIBLE!!!
    (I got out the road Jeter jersey I’ve worn to the “Dump” on many occasions that ended in Yankee victories for good luck)

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:20 pm
  • 2 quick outs and then Crawford (future Yankee LF’er) singles and he walks Eva Longoria…come on kid, get out of this.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:27 pm
  • Nova gets out of it with a foul pop to ARod…ok bats, you HAVE to wake up sometime, huh???

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:29 pm
  • Back to back singles for Cano and Berky…1st and 2nd, no outs. Is it too much to ask for a rally? I seriously cannot remember the last time we had one…

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:36 pm
  • Kearns K’s…1 out. His swing is hideous and long. I have no idea how he ever gets any hits.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:37 pm
  • Colon Curtis K’s obviously, on a pitch that bounced about 10 feet in front of the plate…2 outs.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:38 pm
  • …and now Cervelli is up. Jesus Fucking Christ what a scary lineup we have…Kearns, Colon and Cervelli. Absolutely pathetic.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:39 pm
  • Weak ground out…so just to sum up the first two innings:
    1st inning: Strand Granderson on 2nd with 1 out…
    2nd inning: Strand Cano and Berkman with no outs…
    I want to punch a fucking hole through the wall.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:41 pm
  • Nova throws away the pickoff…Upton goes from 1st to 3rd with 2 outs…
    I’m really at a loss at this point. I cannot recall a time when we were this fucking bad. Maybe when I was a kid in the 80’s???

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:50 pm
  • Got out of it…whew.
    Let’s see how many men we can LOB THIS inning.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:53 pm
  • We are so bad offensively, I can’t even remember the last time we knocked out a starter??? Garza has 34 pitches to start the 3rd…

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:55 pm
  • Another double for Granderson…2nd and 3rd with no outs…we HAVE TO FUCKING SCORE HERE!!! COME ON TEX AND AROD!!!

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:56 pm
  • 1-0. SAC fly for Tex…Granderson stuck on 2nd. 1 out.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:57 pm
  • Wild pitch gets Granderson to 3rd…

    krueg September 14, 2010, 7:59 pm
  • RBI SINGLE FOR AROD!!! 2-0. That’s better. More please?

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:01 pm
  • ARod just tied Ted Williams on the all-time hit list…I know my SF brethren must LOVE that!

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:03 pm
  • CANO GOES DEEP!!!!! 4-0!!!!! FINALLY!!!! YEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:05 pm
  • BIG shutdown inning for Ivan…great job so far!

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • The worm has turned??? Ivan Nova = Game 3 starter. Not game 4. Game 3. Seriously. I couldn’t care less that he is so inexperienced that he might get shelled and psychologically damaged for life. AJ Burnett (and to a lesser extent Javy Vazquez) need to be put in their proper places and right now there is no way at all that either of them deserves to start over CC, Andy, or Nova, and possibly not even over Hughes. Yeah there is a lot of baseball to play tonight nd several more Nova-starts to be watched, but this is undoubtedly a year when the Yankees need to catch lightning in a bottle. Nova could be it (Nova is a good name for lightning in a bottle after all).

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 8:21 pm
  • A-Rod skies a moonshot and the Yanks take a 5-0 lead. Beat the snot out of this team please.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 8:35 pm
  • ABOMB! 5-0

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:37 pm
  • I agree 1000% IH…the kid has the attitude and confidence for sure. Let’s just hope management doesn’t ruin him before the playoffs. They’ve also had him on a short leash this season so far…they’ve pulled him a few times to let the bullpen ruin his wins. He could have what, 3-4 wins already?
    CC, Lee, Hughes, Nova, _______ in 2011.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:41 pm
  • Agreed Krueg. As for 2011, I want Pettitte back. Yes he is old, but he is not ancient and he is unmatched in playoff experience. In terms of schooling guys like Hughes, Nova, whoever on how to bend-but-not-break when you don’t have the stuff of guys like CC and Lee, and how to keep calm in the highest-pressure situations, I don’t know that there is a better vet-pitcher in all of baseball. Not to mention that he has pitched as well this year as he ever has. Rays walk in a run and Jeter, who seems to be exiting his season-long-slump is up with the bases loaded. Come on Captain.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 8:48 pm
  • And Jeter K’s.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 8:49 pm
  • 6-0…still stranded 3, again.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:51 pm
  • Oh, no doubt it would be great to have Pettitte back but I think he’ll retire. He said something to the effect of he will only play as long as he can contribute and stay healthy. This groin injury thing might make him think about hanging them up. Which is why it would be great if we could win another one and he could ride off into the sunset…
    HR to Pena, double to Upton…0 outs. Fuck. 6-1

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:54 pm
  • 6-2. Settle down Ivan.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 8:58 pm
  • He’s 2-0 to the future Yankee LF’er…come on Ivan, get him so you can get a win! Assuming we don’t fall apart and blow it, which is totally possible…

    krueg September 14, 2010, 9:02 pm
  • Walks CC…6-2, 2 outs…1st and 2nd with Eva up. Fuck.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 9:03 pm
  • 6-3. We’re going to lose this fucking game and I am going to fucking lose my shit.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 9:04 pm
  • 6-4. Girardi fucks us again by leaving Nova in 2 batters too long.
    I would have ZERO problem with him leaving after the season for the Cubs. I wouldn’t lose a second of sleep over him.
    FUCK. We are going to lose this game.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 9:07 pm
  • 6-4 now. I don’t blame Girardi for keeping Nova in – he has yanked him so fast in his first 3 starts that I wanted to see if he could handle a mini-rally. Well, 4 runs in one inning is more than a mini-rally so it is certainly the right thing to do to yank him now. Having said that, this would be a brutal loss in a long list of brutal losses these past 2 months.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:08 pm
  • I blame Girardi. His decisions have been horrible the past two games and he’s done it in the past. He manages for the playoffs as if it’s a certainty…

    krueg September 14, 2010, 9:09 pm
  • Speechless. This team is finished. Have a great night IH.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 9:11 pm
  • And now they are losing. Lovely. Willy freaking Aybar. Man, if the Yanks go down like this it will be hard to take. How this team is still comfortably situated for October after two months of horrible baseball is honestly beyond me. Take heart SFs – you may catch New York yet.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:11 pm
  • 2 on, no outs, A-Rod up. Squander this and I will hurt myself.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • Cano – by far the most consistent offensive weapon on the 2010 Yankees – ties the game with an RBI-double. 1 out, men on 2nd and 3rd. IBB to Berkman and Kearns will be up. A single would give them a 2-run lead. a GDP would give me post-traumatic-sress-disorder. Come on Austin. PLEASE!

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:28 pm
  • Kearns starts with “K”. And our immediate fate is in the hands of Colin Curtis, who can’t do anything. 3 LOB again. Putrid.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:33 pm
  • Joba-time. Hold your breath. He is the opposite of Mo – which is simply to say that when he gets hit, it is never ever ever ticky-tack. He is either lights out or giving up triples and HRs faster than you can count.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:51 pm
  • So it was good-Joba tonight. Here come Tex, A-Rod, Cano. If we don’t do this now, I predict tragedy in the botom of the 9th.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 9:58 pm
  • Nice job Austin. 4 Ks on the night. Impressive. The bottom third of the Yankees order is destined to go meekly into the night here in the top of the 9th only to experience another walk-off insult in the bottom half. Yanks coughed up a 6 run lead all with 2 outs in the top of the 6th and then couldn’t take the lead in the bottom of the 6th despite loading the bases with one out. Wow.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:21 pm
  • Granderson with a superman catch to end the 9th inning. Could it spark them??? They’ve got the top of the order in the top of the 10th. Man do they need a win.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • Jorge Juiced One to center field. Pinch-bomb for Posada. Awesome. Suzyn “exagerate-everything” Waldman called it the longest ball she ever saw hit. Not so sure about that, but whatever. It’s a run. Now Jeter. And he ropes a single. Some insurance please with the meat of the order coming.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:36 pm
  • Man we needed that one.
    It’s up to Mo.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • leadoff man on. And it’s crawford. He is as good as on second base with his speed. We need the mo-magic now – right in the heart of the Rays order wih Longoria, Pena, etc. I feel queasy.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:48 pm
  • Crawford on second. 1 out. ugh.

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:52 pm
  • Golson guns Crawford out on the tag-up from second to third. an inexplicable try by Crawfor given both his speed and the fact that Mo is not exactly a wild-pitch machine. I love it. Screw you Crawford! Until you wear pinstripes that is…

    IronHorse (YF) September 14, 2010, 10:55 pm
  • That…was…incredible.

    krueg September 14, 2010, 10:56 pm
  • had to watch the game on sunchannel [whatever]…rays announcers kept saying a ray was “due” every other batter…whatever that means…they never mentioned that the yankees might be “due” for a win, even if it wasn’t a clean easy win…hopefully this helps them get on a roll…i’ll be at tomorrow night’s game…

    dc September 14, 2010, 11:14 pm
  • The Rays announcers are the worst…you should have heard them about 5 years ago when they really sucked. When you live there YES is blacked out for all the games against the Rays so I was forced to watch/listen on Sun.
    That sucks for you dc. I hate them.

    krueg September 15, 2010, 12:19 am
  • I really cannot understand how the fuck we can strand runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, vvafter runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner, after runner…

    krueg September 15, 2010, 7:26 pm
  • It’s just comical at this point. It’s a fucking LOB BONANZA IN THE DUMP BABY!!!! I thought Kearns was a good pickup. Wrong. He is worthless. His big, ugly, slow swing is better suited for AAAA. Fuck him. Colon Curtis? Really??? Do you even remember HOW to hit the fucking ball???
    It’s up to you Hughes…pitch a shutout or lose.

    krueg September 15, 2010, 8:19 pm
  • Fail.
    I’m used to it now.
    Fuck it.

    krueg September 15, 2010, 10:21 pm

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