Kudos to the Kauffman Stadium grounds crew

I must say, this is one of the most impressive occurrences of foresight I’ve ever seen. The Royals must have had about 90 seconds of advance warning because the umpires stopped play in the bottom of the fourth inning with no indication of rain at all. Not one raindrop, but there the tarp was, coming on the field.

And then the rains came, hard and heavy, with about 15 seconds to spare. A nice job all around and it certainly makes up for Wednesday, when these two teams played through the ark landing in center field. The Yankees lead 2-1 in the fourth and Andy Pettitte will eventually resume pitching to Ross Gload with one out and a runner on first.

Seriously, I’m sorry we keep talking about the weather.

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First of all. Betamit may have lost his spot at SS especially if Gonzalez provides some offense. Who cares how much weight that ******* has lost, he still can’t hit. I would rather see a player like Duncan, who can provide some offense, rather than garbage like Betamit who won’t give the Yanks any. Gonzalez isn’t going anywhere until Jeter comes back. Highly unlikely, Karstens will be dded to the roster after coming off the DL. Most likely will go to minors for rehab. Also, not likely he will be the long reliever on this team either. There are plenty of better options than him in the minors. Why should this team settle for less when it could get more? Karstens is nothing more than a mediocre pitcher, and he showed every bit of that during ST. In fact he did worse than Igawa and Rasner,doubtful he would have made the team if he hadn’t hurt himself.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD April 11, 2008

Scranton/WB 7:05PM
Durham (Rays)
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Harrisburg (Nationals)
Trenton 7:05PM
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Sarasota (Reds)
Tampa 7PM
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Rome (Braves)
Charleston 7:35PM
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Bryan,

I have added you to my blog role. Would you add my sites to yours?

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I’m not much for the rivalry..but what’s a Sox fan doing in the construction site of Yankee stadium?

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The shirt is where it belongs. Under the ground. Kind of like the Red Sox after this weekend (I’m hoping!!)…Go Wang win number 3!!!

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Dig it up, and shove it in that worker’s mouth. That should be an offense punishable by death.

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I say dig it up also.

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I think Wilson is a good young player but he needs to go to Tampa and work on some things with Sojo. He is excellent defensively and could be salvaged. I think he lost weight over the offseason and generally wants to be here. I say send him to Sojo and Tino.

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Did anyone hear about the construction worker (a Sox fan) who buried a Red Sox shirt underneath the visting clubhouse in the new stadium? I’m not really superstitious, but it bugs me, dig it up!

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My guess is Gonzalez has a short stay but we may activate Karstens and send Gonzalez back if Jeter is ready.

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With Sui being able to spell all 3 outfield spot, I wouldn’t look for Trashcan to come back for that reason. Trashcan could replace Betemit if the Yankees wanted to go in that direction with Gonzalez and Ensburglar being able to play all 4 infield spots between the 2 of them.

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This weekend is going to kill, maybe the Yankees can get away with a sweep, or at least win 2 out of 3 with Boston, I really look forward to Hughes pitching on Sunday, he needs to rebound from that iffy start earlier in the week. If the bats slow down again, how about a little more small ball, Joe Girardi? I having been dying to see the Yankees pull off a suicide squeeze, I love a well executed suicide squeeze, it’s bad ***.

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I am so excited for the series this weekend. The Yankees ar going to a least win 2 out of 3 games.

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I agree with you guys, as long as Gonzalez provides just a little offense until Jeter ( something Bet “You guys didn’t know I am blind as a bat”amit couldn’t do) gets back there’s no reason to move A-Rod. If this team really liked Bet “You guys wish I were Matt’s 94-year old granny”amit like they say they should have shipped him off to SWB so that he can get straightened out. Personally, I think the guy is hopeless. Why they shipped Duncan down instead of him is just one of a few head scratchers this team has made already this season.

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FYI to all . . .the pitching matchups for the Boston series are
Fri: Wang v Buchholz; Sat: Mussina v. Beckett; Sun: Hughes v. Matuzaka.
Wakefield pitched for Boston vs. Detroit last night.

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I hope we don’t intend to rush Jeter back. If he’s still hurting we need to let him heal. We can make do with the lineup as is until he gets back to at least 95%.

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Special K is highly over-rated. I envision him as the next Hideo Nomo.
Wakefield is finshed. Hughes couldn’t ask for a better match up.

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Duncan is a scrub, but he’s a scrub with some upside and serious enthusiasm. He would be my choice (now) for 1B vs. LHP. I certainly would take him over Bet “I will never hit over .230″ amit. I like Ensburg too though. Duncan can play corner outfield to give those guys a few days off too. He should NOT be in the minor leagues right now.

This was a good win for us. We had alot of things going our way. I thought it was a smart move on Girardi’s part to put Cabrera in the 2 hole. I don’t want to jinx anything, but I genuinely think that Cabrera has the potential to be the next Bernie Williams on this club, albeit with Mickey Mantle’s throwing arm.

I see that Pettite has his crap together. Hopefully, the younger guys in the rotation saw how he grinded through some tough innings and made a great performance of it. It seems like these younger guys (Wang included) need to start well to end well. They need to learn how to forget a bad inning and finish strong like Andy did in this one.

Robbie and Giambi need to get it going. The instant they do, I think the entire offense will start clicking. I know Giambi can still rake, but he needs to be moved down in the order. Cano needs to relax at the dish and learn to make a pitcher WORK.

Nice job last night, Bombers. Keep it going. Go get them Sox, GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!

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The problem with Wang vs. Bucholz is that tomorrow it’s Moose v Special K and then Hughes v Wakefield?

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Not only did Duncan homer he had three doubles last night.

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Molina would be a starter on almost any other roster, it’s great we have him because it doesn’t hurt us too bad to rest Posada’s dead arm until he’s back to 100%. Now that we called up Gonzalez I don’t think we should move Arod over, I wish we dumped Betemit to SWB rather than Duncan (who homered it according to the above scoreboard) but oh well. I got a kick out of Melky and Robbie jumping with Arod after his homer, it’s stuff like that that gives us a spark and gets the ball rolling. We couldn’t have asked for a better match up for the first game of this series though Buccholtz v. Wang, #5 v. #1. I expect to see the bats wake up in Boston (and stay awake), those games hurt too much to lose.

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About the only thing to take away from last nights game is that the only 0-fer in our line up was Can0-fer…..

Come on Robbie! We all know you’re a better hitter than that. It is nice to see production from some other places – Molina hitting .300+ for instance.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD April 10, 2008

Louisville (Reds) 5
Scranton/WB 11
W: C. Britton (2-0, 0.00); L: T. Pelland (0-1, 6.00)
HR: SWB: J. Lane (4), S. Duncan (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_04_10_louaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Harrisburg (Nationals) 3
Trenton 1
W: S. Martis (1-0, 4.82); L: D. McCutchen (1-1, 0.84); SV: A. Munoz (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_04_10_haraax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Dunedin (Blue Jays) 7
Tampa 5
W: R. Gonzalez (2-0, 1.80); L: R. Pope (0-1, 2.00); SV: Z. Dials (3)
HR: DUN: T. Snider (2), J. Gonzalez (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_04_10_dunafa_tbyafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Savannah (Mets) 4
Charleston 7
W: N. Castillo (1-0, 0.93); L: J. Stinson (0-1, 7.71); SV: C. Vacek (2)
HR: CHA: D. Williams (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_04_10_savafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb

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Brian, It was simply amazing, they did one fantastic job
“GO YANKEES”

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