JJ Dy-No-Mite: Tigers-Yanks Gamer

Jackson v. Joba, who is pitching for the sweep.

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  • Watching the British Open. Rooting for TW, but at this point it looks rough..

    Lar July 19, 2009, 2:14 pm
  • Wathing Joba throw 1,000 pitches in the first again…no runs thankfully. Looks like he could make it into the 5th maybe today at this rate…

    krueg July 19, 2009, 2:19 pm
  • Sun must be brutal out there today…Tex’s sky-high popper falls.

    krueg July 19, 2009, 2:25 pm
  • Leadoff walk in the 2nd…Joba sucks.

    krueg July 19, 2009, 2:32 pm
  • Another leadoff walk for Joba…he is really pissing me off.

    krueg July 19, 2009, 2:48 pm
  • Jorge chucks another ball in centerfield…christ.

    krueg July 19, 2009, 2:54 pm
  • Got out of the inning…whew.

    krueg July 19, 2009, 2:55 pm
  • Another f-cking DP…

    krueg July 19, 2009, 3:02 pm
  • 0-1. game. Joba sucks again.

    krueg July 19, 2009, 3:10 pm
  • Oh, Alex is sooo unclutch.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 3:17 pm
  • Jackson is actually pitching worse than Joba so far.
    Still, Joba doesn’t have to face the Yankee lineup. The Tigers have an anemic offense.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 3:26 pm
  • Flusher turns the single into a triple by mis-playing a liner…the guy is completely worthless. Absolutely a terrible baseball player. His act is wearing thin…

    krueg July 19, 2009, 3:31 pm
  • Pure heat from Joba to get out of that one. It feels like it’s been 8 innings, but we’re only going to the bottom of the 5th. Yikes.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 3:38 pm
  • A-Rod and Tex both come up big. Joba as inefficient as ever but keeps the game close and the Yanks are finally driving Jackson’s pitch-count up. If they can hold on they will have played extraordinarily well against a ton of 1st and 2nd place teams for the last month (except of course for their West Coast nemesis). And no matter what happens the Sox have happily lost, giving Toronto their first series win in forever. Still lots of baseball to go in the Bronx though…

    IronHorse July 19, 2009, 4:06 pm
  • 5 of the last six outs Joba recorded were via strikeout, 4 of them swinging. I think his problem may just be mental more than anything. He’s certainly got the stuff.
    And Coke does his job. Easy day for him, heh.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 4:16 pm
  • Back in ’07, we saw Hughes making starts and Joba relieving him.
    Now, we have the opposite. Who would have thought?

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 4:46 pm
  • Mo going yet again – third day in a row…if the Yanks could do this they will have faced two v good pitchers who each pitched arguably the games of their respective seasons and the Yanks would have prevailed nonetheless…come on Mo!

    IronHorse July 19, 2009, 4:52 pm
  • TBS graphic:
    Mo – last five years in July –
    32 for 32 in saves, 60 IP, 2 BB, 62 K

    Rob July 19, 2009, 4:54 pm
  • Mmmmmmm, pen-nant race.

    Rob July 19, 2009, 4:59 pm
  • The Yankees won on the backs of their pitching this series, and in the new stadium. Impressive.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 5:00 pm
  • Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome. Hughes pitches superbly again. Yanks bullpen continues to excel despite naysayers. Mo converts 3rd day in a row. And the meat of the order does just enough for the win. And oh yeah – Joba has a great start.

    IronHorse July 19, 2009, 5:03 pm
  • Phil: the next Mo?

    attackgerbil July 19, 2009, 5:04 pm
  • Here’s a fun fact, which might just be wishful thinking from a YF, but this regular season resembles 2006. 14 games over .500 by the break, 3 behind the 20 games over .500 Red Sox. The series after the All-Star break, the Yankees sweep theirs, while the Sox lose 2 out of 3.
    The key difference here is that the Sox have better pitching and worse offense. The Yankees have slightly worse pitching (a frightening thought for Yankee fans, considering the 2006 pitching staff), and a much better offense (a frightening thought for the rest of the league, as the 2006 squad scored 930 runs).

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 6:05 pm
  • I should say that I’m comparing up to this point in time of the season. Obviously the Sox’s pitching and hitting fell off the Grand Canyon after the AS break in 2006, and the Yankees’ offense took off like a rocket after acquiring Abreu, while their pitching took a hit as their rotation features such world-beaters as Wright, Ponson and Lidle.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 6:11 pm
  • Do your pitching comps leave out Wang, Andrew? Even still, it seems like the pitching is stabilizing. If they moved Hughes into the rotation, they’d be that much better. Still I won’t be surprised to look up at the end of the year and see an 110 ERA+ from the staff leaving Wang aside.
    The offense is scary considering how much time A-Rod and Jorge lost, and simultaneously. I still think they need another righty bat though and I have no idea why they got Hinske. He’s played third for all of two innings. Why not Smash Duncan? He’d give them a lift against lefties and could pinch hit for Gardner or Melky late in games.

    Rob July 19, 2009, 7:06 pm
  • Eh, you can’t just ‘leave out’ guys. Wang is very much a part of the entire 2009 Yankee pitching staff, as much as we’d like it not to be. He’s part of this story, just like Aaron Small was part of the 2006 team’s story.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • “News from Yankees’ Universe. Big upsurge in membership. Apparently coming mostly from Pluto. Not doing nearly as well on Mars.”
    John Henry’s tweet. What the hell, is he channeling one of the Steinbrenners?

    Lar July 19, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Seriously what a douche, if a steinbrenner said this imagine the outcry!

    sam-YF July 19, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • John Henry’s comments are infinitely more comical than anything Hank has said. He really has out-douched Hank Steinbrenner. Impressive.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Also, this makes the offseason re: Tex make more sense. Apparently he liked what Theo et. al. had to say, but once John Henry, sleazeball extraordinaire came into the picture, he was put off, like anyone would be.
    Remember when Henry’s whine to the media about how Teixeira was asking for too much money was a ‘masterstroke’? That was funny. Even funnier now.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • At least Henry’s comments are a genuine joke. Whenever Hank talks it’s like HEY GUYS STOP TALKING THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS WHAT I HAVE TO SAY!
    Henry’s comments are funny. Hank’s are a pathetic attempt to seem as imposing as his father. Silly Andrew.

    Atheose July 20, 2009, 8:42 am
  • Funny how?

    Rob July 20, 2009, 8:52 am
  • Yeah they are funny to you Ath as a sox fan but I dont find much humor in them. Conversely, I found some of Hank’s comments funny while others found them asinine. (others i found asinine too!)

    sam-YF July 20, 2009, 9:07 am
  • I kind of like when Hank tweaks the sensitivities of SFs and I’m sure many SFs like when Henry does the same to YFs. It’s part of the fun of the rivalry in that the fanbases and ownership know each other and each other’s failings, insecurities, etc. better than anyone else’s thanks to playing each other so much and competing for the division title year in and year out.
    As for this latest manifestation of it, I’m just glad that while the Yanks troubles seem to be – according to Henry – mostly confined to Mars, the Sox are having trouble holding their division lead right here on Earth. Now if the Yankees could figure out how to win a freaking game against the Sox they’ll be in great shape.

    IronHorse July 20, 2009, 10:24 am
  • “As for this latest manifestation of it, I’m just glad that while the Yanks troubles seem to be – according to Henry – mostly confined to Mars, the Sox are having trouble holding their division lead right here on Earth.”
    This is great, IH.
    John Henry seems to have an unhealthy obsession with the Yankees. What’s most funny about his stupid Twitter comments is that his jokes are hilariously bad. Gosh, the MT curse. I’m sure the Sox are really glad they have Mark Kotsay manning first base rather than that cursed Mark Teixeira. What a buffoon! It’s not even tweaking Yankees or their fans. This new fascination of making public comments is making him look even more like an idiot, and he doesn’t even know it, and all it’s doing is making Yankee fans laugh, and laugh. I am fascinated by how utterly clueless this man really is. He’s been a real treasure to us YFs ever since the Mark Teixeira ‘masterstroke’ in the offseason.
    I can’t wait until his child bride owns the team.

    AndrewYF July 20, 2009, 10:50 am
  • I can’t find what he said??? Something other than the stupid “Curse of MT” junk?

    krueg July 20, 2009, 10:55 am
  • Yeah they are funny to you Ath as a sox fan but I dont find much humor in them.
    Then don’t read his twitter! When Hank speaks it’s a press conference in front of a microphone.
    What a buffoon! It’s not even tweaking Yankees or their fans.
    It’s not supposed to. But it gave SF’s a chuckle, and it’s giving us a bigger laugh seeing you get your panties in a bunch about it.
    John Henry seems to have an unhealthy obsession with the Yankees.
    Is two twitter comments an obsession? Really Andrew?
    Henry seems to have a lighthearted attitude towards all the YF-SF hype. That’s his type of personality: lighthearted. He doesn’t take himself too seriously the way other owners (cough HANK cough) seem to.

    Atheose July 20, 2009, 11:03 am
  • It’s more funny to me, seeing SFs have to pretend that their owner is actually getting YFs to ‘get their panties in a bunch’, instead of getting them to roll around with laughter at his continued buffoonery. Like I said, he’s been an absolute treasure.
    But hey, as long as we’re all laughing, I guess it’s okay.

    AndrewYF July 20, 2009, 11:36 am
  • For what its worth, Hank says his stupid comments to reporters over the phone usually and he hasnt really said much in the last year or so….

    sam-YF July 20, 2009, 11:43 am
  • It’s more funny to me, seeing SFs have to pretend that their owner is actually getting YFs to ‘get their panties in a bunch’, instead of getting them to roll around with laughter at his continued buffoonery.
    See, you’re still missing the point. Do you really think Henry’s twitter posts are directed to you as a YF? Most people that follow him are SF’s, and we find his comments to be fun and lighthearted in an industry that often takes itself too seriously (see: the Steinbrenners). You’re the one going out of your way to read his tweets and get upset about them.
    And again, is two twitter posts in the last two months an “unhealthy obsession with the Yankees”, to use your own words? It really looks like YOU’RE the one obsessing over everything Mr. Henry says.

    Atheose July 20, 2009, 11:59 am
  • Don’t ask my view on this particular back-and-forth A-YF, you probably would,kt like it.
    For now I’ll simply say that Sox ownership has seemed in the past to have an obsession with the Yanks, but as it is an obsession that, with this particular ownership, has led to two championships and a real evening out – or even tilting in their favor – of the power balance with the Yanks, I’d say that most SFs would probably say it was a most healthy obsession.
    What the two team ownerships and management teams seem to have for each other now is a much more mutual relationship – in terms of competition, periodic obsession, occassional sniping, and maybe even begrudging respect.

    IronHorse July 20, 2009, 12:30 pm
  • I’m the one obsessing? I’m a individual who follows the WWW. John Henry is a public figure. Anything he says using a public forum is pretty clearly directed at the public at large. To pretend that the Red Sox owner is directing messages solely to his fanbase, intending only them to read it is absolutely hilarious.
    The Nation can take his messages any way they like to make them feel better. It doesn’t change the fact that the rest of the sport likely looks at it as infantile, ridiculous, and stupid. And lots of Yankee fans, like myself, look at it as hilarious, to go along with his other media outbursts (the ‘masterstroke’ in the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes). He’s going the way of Larry Lucchino, that one.
    Believe me, I want nothing more than John Henry to keep doing what he’s doing. I am a little obsessed, I guess. Obsessed with watching the principle owner of a baseball team make more and more a fool of himself as time goes on. Combine that with him becoming a laughingstock in the business where he originally made his millions, marrying his mistress who he had been fooling around with while married, well. I guess it’s just great theater.

    AndrewYF July 20, 2009, 12:38 pm
  • What I find hilarious is a 78 year old using Twitter, especially sitting next to his teenage wife.

    Rob July 20, 2009, 12:44 pm
  • The Nation can take his messages any way they like to make them feel better. It doesn’t change the fact that the rest of the sport likely looks at it as infantile, ridiculous, and stupid. And lots of Yankee fans, like myself, look at it as hilarious, to go along with his other media outbursts (the ‘masterstroke’ in the Mark Teixeira sweepstakes). He’s going the way of Larry Lucchino, that one.
    Again, two times since May is far from an obsession. And the rest of the sport, as far as I know, hasn’t replied to it because: it has nothing to do with them. I would wager that the vast majority of the people who subscribe to Henry’s twitter are Sox fans. As such, most people will interpret it as a lighthearted comment in the middle of the season.
    The Yankees owners and players haven’t acted as if it’s directed towards them, because it’s not. Why are you, Andrew?
    IH, I’m glad you see it as nothing more than good-natured sniping. I’m sure Henry has a huge amount of respect for the Yankees organization, as most intelligent Sox fans do.
    What I find hilarious is a 78 year old using Twitter, especially sitting next to his teenage wife.
    Exactly, Rob! Though Henry looks pretty damn good for his age.

    Atheose July 20, 2009, 1:37 pm
  • “a huge amount of respect for the Yankees organization, as most intelligent Sox fans do”
    There is an oxymoron in there somwehere (JOKING!)

    IronHorse July 20, 2009, 1:43 pm
  • *shakes fist at computer monitor*
    Damn you IH!

    Atheose July 20, 2009, 1:44 pm
  • Well no, all of baseball hasn’t responded to it because team owners typically don’t mouth off, good-natured or otherwise, about other ballclubs unprompted. John Henry, clueless as usual, seems to be the embarrassing exception.
    His first ill-advised Twitter actually elicited a response from Mark Teixeira:
    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2009/06/new_york_yankees_mark_teixeira_3.html
    “There’s no reason to get into it with a 70-year-old man about baseball,”
    “I love playing this game,” Teixeira said. “If I have offended anybody from the time that I was 18 years old until now, I’m sorry. I don’t know what else to say. It’s a little silly. It’s actually very silly. There’s nothing else to say.”
    “You guys make the decision,” Teixeira said to the reporters around his locker. “Whose reputation looks better right now?”
    Like I said, it’s pretty bad form for a team owner to in any way demean another’s organization, unprompted, in a completely public forum. It’s just not necessary.
    Most of the response around the blog-o-sphere has been “he’s got to have something better to do”.
    Me? I don’t have to have something better to do. I’m a somewhat anonymous commenter on a blog devoted to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. In fact, this is exactly the place I should be discussing it.
    Now, the Yankees won’t make a response to Henry’s buffoonery. They don’t have to, it speaks for itself. John Henry just publicly belittled a fan club which donates its proceeds to cancer research. He may claim to respect the Yankees all he wants, but there’s no doubt he’s losing respect around the sport with each new “Tweet”.
    Whose reputation looks better, indeed. Yikes.

    AndrewYF July 20, 2009, 3:00 pm
  • Okay, so maybe I’m over-reacting a bit. I just think John Henry is pure sleaze, a lot like his friend Bud.

    AndrewYF July 20, 2009, 3:13 pm
  • I don’t for the life of me know what you’re reacting to Atheose…clearly I was referring to the term “Yankees organization”…

    IronHorse July 20, 2009, 4:54 pm

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