Triage: Yanks-O’s Gamer II

Sabathia takes the mound at Camden, facing Baltimore and Wei-Yin Chen. The Yankees will be showing off their new unis today, made of bubble wrap and foam rubber. Comment away.

p.s., sorry about missing the early Sox gamer.

55 comments… add one

  • Positive. All day, every day.
    CC on the mound? Does it get more positive than that???
    We will get through the injuries.
    We will prevail.
    Too many great players in Yankee grey.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:01 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning, 11 pitches.
    Very, very easy inning.
    Positive?
    No one got hurt.
    CC’s turn.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:11 pm
  • K.
    1 out.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:15 pm
  • Nice catch by Swish at the wall in right…
    2 outs.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:16 pm
  • 1-2-3.
    9 pitches.
    Take that rookie.
    0-0 after 1…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:18 pm
  • ARod draws a leadoff walk…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:21 pm
  • ARod steals 2nd EASILY…
    RISP.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:23 pm
  • Tex grounds out…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:23 pm
  • Curtis flies out to center…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:28 pm
  • Andruw grounds out weakly…
    0-for-3 w/RISP
    Positive?
    7 more innings.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:29 pm
  • CC gave up a solo HR.
    Nothing else. That’s positive.
    Now, 2 on after Jeter singles with 1 out…
    Swish up.
    RISP.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:43 pm
  • GIDP.
    0-for-4 w/RISP.
    Positive?
    6 more innings and CC is pitching.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:45 pm
  • Leadoff double…
    Positive?
    It wasn’t a triple or HR.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:47 pm
  • Perfect bunt…
    1st and 3rd…
    Then CC brushes the dudes jersey…
    Bases loaded.
    No outs.
    Positive?
    I’m really struggling right now but I guess there have been no runs yet this inning?

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:50 pm
  • DP.
    0-2.
    That was somewhat positive.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:51 pm
  • I don’t think anyone turns 2 as easily as Cano…never that stupid “in the area” play with him. On the bag, turn it with a quickness.
    Nice.
    Very positive player.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:52 pm
  • Markakis grounds out.
    Bases loaded with no outs…1 run.
    VERY positive.
    OK offense, let’s get it going with RISP.
    Positive power.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:54 pm
  • Cano grounds out to the pitcher…
    1 out.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:57 pm
  • ARod grounds out…
    2 outs.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 7:58 pm
  • Tex flies out to center…
    This no-name rookie is making us his bitch so far…
    Seen this movie too many times.
    Positive?
    5 more innings.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 8:00 pm
  • 1 out double…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 8:05 pm
  • I am positive that I am no longer watching the game.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 8:33 pm
  • So, um, this Chen guy is, like, kinda awesome or something.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 8:49 pm
  • Cano starts the seventh off with a double. ARod, do something.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:04 pm
  • ARod pops out to center. Teixeira down looking at a high strike.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:09 pm
  • Granderson gets *just* enough of one going the other way to make it 4-2. A well-placed Yankee fan made sure Avery couldn’t make a leaping grab at the wall. GOOD FAN!

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:12 pm
  • Jeffrey Maier he was not, but still, good job Yankee fan.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:13 pm
  • Garcia relieves after the stretch and promptly gives up a single.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:18 pm
  • Great, great throw by Stewart to get Jones stealing, but the ump BLOWS the call.
    That’s bullshit, blue.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:19 pm
  • Robinson Cano, how, did you do that? That’s just gorgeous.
    If you can look at the replay, check out Robi to get Wieters in the top of the seventh. Beautiful.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:20 pm
  • Stewart with a PB allows Jones to score.. bad bad pitch by Garcia but Stewart should have covered. Blown call haunts.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:23 pm
  • Positivity rally.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:33 pm
  • Swish doesn’t come through again…
    0-for-3 at least w/RISP today.
    Gotta do better. Gotta.
    Positive?
    Not a DP.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:36 pm
  • Jeter forced on a FC.. but there’s a runner on third. Lift it, Robi.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:36 pm
  • Robbie missed the meatball.
    Damn.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:36 pm
  • 163 shit.

    attackgerbil May 15, 2012, 9:37 pm
  • GIDP.
    When your meat cannot hit with RISP. You lose.
    It’s that simple.
    We really look like an average team so far this year.
    Very disappointing.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:37 pm
  • HR or bust has never been successful.
    Ever.
    This team is HR or bust.
    What else can you say?

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:38 pm
  • Positive?
    There are trades to be made soon.
    Because this team. as constructed, is seemingly not good enough to win it all. I mean, they are, but they have not played to their potential the past two plus years.
    Disturbing trend.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:39 pm
  • ARod, Tex and Curtis in the 9th…
    $60+ million worth of baseball players that are paid to hit the ball…
    Down 3…
    This would be a pretty sweet come from behind win.
    The ’09 team won these games.
    ’10 and ’11 didn’t…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:46 pm
  • Jim Johnson…
    11/11 in save opportunities…
    As I type, ARod grounds out on 1 pitch.
    $30 million.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:48 pm
  • Tex singles.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:49 pm
  • Curtis quickly down 0-2…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:50 pm
  • GIDP to end the game. Fitting.
    The O’s are better than us. Fuck.
    I’m not mad anymore. We’re just an average team.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:50 pm
  • I really am trying to be positive but it’s so difficult…
    This team is full of high-paid players that are just not doing their job and it is incredibly frustrating. Well, the last few seasons. They don’t even really go down swinging. No walk off wins. No big comebacks. It’s just hit a bunch of HR’s and win, or don’t and lose. The formula is flawed. Cashman’s moves have been bad. I have never thrown him under the bus but man, couldn’t I or AG do just as good a job with the resources he has? We always hear about these great young pitchers, but we haven’t seen it. Meanwhile, scrubs like whoever that was tonight lay down our $200 million dollar team like they are the fucking Royals?
    I just don’t understand. But what I do know is that no one fears this team anymore. THAT is a problem. We have become just another team, no longer the Yankees.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 9:58 pm
  • At some point, these multi-million dollar, all-star, future HOF/borderline HOF players need to have some pride and stope being dominated by sub-par players on sub-par franchises.
    Either that or Cashman needs to find some players that will.

    krueg May 15, 2012, 10:10 pm
  • Or find a GM that will…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 10:10 pm
  • Or a manager that gets the most out of his players…

    krueg May 15, 2012, 10:10 pm
  • “Girardi on the Yankees’ feast-or-famine offense: “It’s baseball. It’s been happening for a long time. Teams are going to score runs. Two or three days they’re going to score a lot and then they’re not going to score and you’re going to say, ‘Why?’ It’s just baseball. It’s what happens. Sometimes you hope that you can shut the other team down in a sense, or sometimes you get some gifts and we just didn’t take advantage of opportunities tonight.”
    “Joe Girardi on the Yankees’ 1-for-9 night with RISP: “When you get the opportunities you’ve got to take advantage of them. We were able to win last night and weren’t real good in those situations, and we weren’t good again tonight. That’ll change.”
    “Jeter was asked how Wei-Yin Chen was able to pitch so well without overpowering stuff. “It’s not like he’s throwing changeups like Moyer, you know what I’m saying? He gets it up there 91, 92. He hits his spots. He knows how to pitch. It’s a little unfair to say he’s not overpowering because he mixes in his offspeed stuff and his fastball gets up there pretty good. He knows what he’s doing.”
    I’m really getting tired of the excuses.
    (from Mark Feinstand on Twitter)

    krueg May 16, 2012, 12:05 am
  • Good news that Nova’s injury seems minor and he will probably make his next start. The bullpen injuries have gotten rough. Still, we can live with Soriano closing for a while (you gotta admit that it’s a pretty extraordinary resource advantage that allows you to fill the best closer in history’s spot with the best reliever in baseball over the past year+ and then, when he goes down, to fill his spot with a guy who compiled 45 saves just two years ago playing in the ALEast). Anyway, as much as I don’t love Soriano, he can certainly play this role. It’s innings 7 + 8 that have gotten scary.
    As for the offense, without Gardner’s speed on the basepads, this team’s “sit-around-and-wait-for-the-home-run” factor has shot up considerably. They can lose a slugging bat and easily fill it with Chavez/Ibanez/Jones, but their speedsters are only Gardner and Nunez, and the latter’s defense has gone from mediocre to terrifying. Jeter and Granderson can take a base from time to time and move 1st to 3rd and Martin is probably the best running catcher in the game (it would help if he got on base from time to time of course). But the only disruptive speed they have is Gardner. Then they’ve got shaky-glove Nunez off the bench. Otherwise there are a lot of slow sluggers on this team and when a good pitcher shuts them down, they are unable to manufacture much.
    I’m very much looking forward to Gardner’s return. The team is just more fun to watch with him in the game and they manufacture more. And as long as they stay within striking distance by the time Robertson returns, and hopefully avoid any catastrophic injuries, I’m not worried.
    But yeah, a station-to-station slugging team is frustrating to watch when a good starter is able to keep them in the ballpark because you just rack up the RISP-fails and guys start pressing to get the big hit.

    IronHorse (YF) May 16, 2012, 8:13 am
  • Good starter is the point. Great starters, ie playoff starters is death.
    Something has got to change.
    I am trying very hard to stay positive.
    A win tonight would make me feel better.
    3rd place is unacceptable.

    krueg May 16, 2012, 10:38 am
  • “The Yankees have some serious issues. They were 2-for-20 in the two-game series with runners in scoring position and are batting .243 with RISP. The Rangers are hitting .317 in that department.”
    NY Post
    I really need to stop reading the Post.

    krueg May 16, 2012, 10:46 am
  • OK, I just checked the standings and we’re 2.5 games behind the Rays and O’s.
    20-16 on May 16th and we haven’t played anything closely resembling good baseball to this point.
    That’s the positive. That’s what I need to focus on.
    2.5 games is nothing.
    Right?

    krueg May 16, 2012, 11:04 am
  • > 2.5 games is nothing.
    Woohoo! Second wild card, here we come!

    attackgerbil May 16, 2012, 11:58 am
  • Man I hope not…
    AL EAST OR BUST!!!!

    krueg May 16, 2012, 3:46 pm

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