Not what they had in mind

You still can’t help but be surprised when Mariano Rivera serves one up, and today’s story was no different. This wasn’t the way the Yankees wanted to depart town on their way for a long road trip to Oakland and Houston, settling for a series split with the previously road weary Kansas City Royals.

“I was upset,” Rivera said. “In that situation, I have to come and do my job.”

The one part that the Yankees must be growing reluctantly used to is looking up and seeing their record at .500. The excuse of ‘It’s early’ doesn’t apply anymore. In case those beads of sweat dripping into your eyes haven’t told the story already, it’s summer, and the Yankees’ two best pitchers have been Mike Mussina and Darrell Rasner. Who would have thought that when Spring Training began?

They’ll try yet again to piece together that long winning streak in Oakland, where I’ve got an early morning flight out of JFK on Tuesday. Joe Girardi keeps talking about how the idea is to first get over .500, then five over .500, and keep increasing that by fives.

It’s the same simple goal that Joe Torre kept repeating last season, and if it’s any consolation (I know, this is glass half full), the ’07 Yankees were 33-31 after 64 games. These Yankees are 32-32. Then again, the Yankees had a historic second half last season, the type you just can’t count on every year. Off-topic mind wanderings: can the likes of J.B. Cox or Mark Melancon really be the new Joba Chamberlain? Can anyone be?

Here are the pitching matchups for the A’s series:

• Tuesday Yankees (Chien-Ming Wang, 6-2, 4.57) at Athletics (Dana Eveland, 4-4, 3.82)
• Wednesday: Yankees (Darrell Rasner, 3-3, 2.58) at Athletics (Justin Duchscherer, 5-4, 2.32), 10:05 p.m. ET
• Thursday: Yankees (Andy Pettitte, 5-5, 4.99) at Athletics (Joe Blanton, 3-8, 4.15), 10:05 p.m. ET

62 Comments

bpuke/keyswahili/sentinel,

Go suck on Clemens’s Betapuke, he’s on viagra right now so it shouldbe a lot easier for you, or you can suck on Betapuke’s Clemens for the same reason. Loser!!!!!!

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Matt Susuki is a ho-mo

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There were several posts I didn’t make and they were evidently from my account. Mattress Susucked Shelley Duncan up.

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There are comments on here from:
bpark23@hotmail.com
bpark@hotmail.com
bpark@yahoo.com

So we need to look a little closer at who is posting!

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Some good news Red Sox down and over 6-9 to the Orioles
Secondly why does everyone simply grow up and stop posting garbage blogs if you want to have a crack and insult someone send them a personal email and try keep this site to simply baseball. What would i know i am a poor simple mature person from Australia who liokes to gain some knowledge and insight into The Yankees and baseball. I repeat grow up.

Aussie Bryan

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You sure seem convinced that I’m keyswahili!! I wonder why!!! Maybe he’s really you!!!!

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We’ll find out who’s lying when Bryan checks the ip on eah post and each alias’s post.

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bpuke,

how long does it take to make up all yourlies, and bogus sign ons?

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bpuke/keyswahili/sentinel/bpunk,

You’re such a pathetic lying sack!!! you got exposed, and now you’re trying to blame your stupidity on someone else!! You’re an idiot keyswahili!!!

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Susuctress, it would be best to let us know what information you obtained by hacking accounts.

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Bryan is going to match the ips for the posts and hopefully ban the user, I have asked him to delete my account.

The keylogger idea is plausible, except, I don’t have to log in, I stay logged in. Maybe my computer was hacked by the user?

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Does someone have a keylogger? I wonder if that is why my old account is messed up? I will disregard any stupid posts until further notice. If I jumped on someone, and they in fact never posted, MY BAD. I apologize. We’re all Yankee fans in the end, right?

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I don’t think Mussina deserves to be an all-star, he has 4 losses.

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For the last time, I’m not keyswahili MATTRESS is!!!!

You’re a know-nothing chaz!!!

By bpark23@hotmail.com on June 10, 2008 3:53 PM

I didn’t make this post either

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Bryan, first Mattress Susuki signs on with a half dozen aliases: nystreet, keyshawahilli, sentinel, rocketman and others, now we have someone hacking screen names and making posts under other peoples accounts. This is a big concern if they are hacking people’s personal computers through this blog.

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FIRE GIRARDI!!!!!

Nice “intelligent” post there chaz!!!

By bpark23@hotmail.com on June 10, 2008 2:52 PM

Interesting post considering I didn’t make it. We have a hacker.

@By knuteroc44@hotmail.com on June 10, 2008 12:16 PM

I personally believe Giambi deserves to make it as much as Papi.

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chaz,

I would be pissed off and disappointed. I could never look at them in the same way again no matter what. I wish I could say I could forgive any player for cheating, whether they came clean or apologized. But I can honestly say that I can’t. These type of players threaten the integrity of the game for selfish gains. I doubt players like Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, McGuire, Palmeiro or whoever will ever come clean at this point, that would mean the end of their lives as they know it, Bonds, and Clemens can kiss the HOF goodbye, so may as well hang themselves. As far as I’m concerned they can hang themselves anyway!!!!

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However this team decides to proceed, the bench needs to be shaken up. This current bench is a joke. They wouldn’t make a passalble bench for ANY club.

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Matt, how would you feel if you found out your favorite player was a cheat? I know when I found out PEDitte was among the cheats, I was pretty mad. I still am, but at least he “sort of” owned it, and then “sort of” apologized. Even if Clemens came clean TODAY it wouldn’t do him any good. He’s FINISHED. He and Bonds can have fun riding off into obscurity together.

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Most likely Lane will be the 4th outfielder as he has only played 4 career games at 1B. Most likely won’t see Matt Carson, he only has 60 ABs in SWB, and he has never been seen as just another body in the minors.

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Chaz,
Thanks for the encouragement!

As we need a right handed bat to replace Duncan, my choice would be to give Lane a look first. His BA is not stellar, but his power numbers are good (SWB is a pitchers ballpark) and he plays OF and 1B (Left handed thrower) with decent defense. The guy with the best BA is Matt Carson who started the year at Trenton but he plays only OF and has better defense plus some speed.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 10, 2008

Scranton/WB
Richmond (Braves) 7p
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Connecticut (Giants) 7:05p
Trenton
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Tampa
St. Lucie (Mets) 7p
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Charleston
Rome (Braves) 7p
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Looking forward to this series, I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s game since I’ll be going in person. I’m not expecting many runs to be scored in this series, I’m just hoping these guys win 2 of the games, Yanks are lucky they aren’t facing Harden this series.

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chaz,

Good post as usual about Clemens!! When is bparksentinelkeyswahili going to learn? He’s been exposed!!

You’re right about Andy Phillips, he is in the Reds system, I think he is injured as well, I don’t think he would be able to help this team anyway since he is somewhat of a limited player, anyway. Josh Phelps is out of the majors at this time. Just shows how pathetic last year’s platoon system at 1B was. I doubt we will see Eric Duncan any time soon in the majors. He has always played like a 1st Rd bust, and this season is no different as he has been up and down way too much. No longer considered a good prospect since he has always been injury-prone, and really hasn’t shown to be a good hitter. More of a Shelley Ducan-type hitter if anything. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Jason Lane up some time soon, despite the fact he isn’t hitting much either but does have 12 HRs, and possibly Cody Ransom as well to fill this pathetic bench.

Clemens may have been able to strike out hitters left and right on the field, but it may be that he himself has been striking out a lot in his own “field of dreams” with that shriveled up bat of his.

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Rafael Palmeiro = viagra taker
Roger Clemens = viagra taker
COURT IS ADJOURNED!

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Bpark,
Hold on there, Turbo! The jury is still out on whether or not I know “something” or not. YOU, on the other hand, have removed all doubt. The barrage of “insider” links that you bore us to death with (DUDE, NO ONE ELSE HERE IS COOL ENOUGH TO BE AN “INSIDER”, SO WHY POSTS LINKS TO ARTICLES WE CAN’T EVEN/ DON’T WANT TO READ?), the barrage of love messages you post for ROIDger McCready, and your insistance on signing Julio Franco-aged players have completely whiped out your credibility. Why post where you are not wanted? Isn’t there a fan site for Mindy Clemens left on the net? Let me do you a favor. Since you love Roidger so much, let me bring the latest news right here to Bombers Beat. I’m sure you’ll love this, I know I do!!!! http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=421855 Do you think Roidger was taking these because his coin purse shriveled into a raisin from taking so many drugs? ROFLMFAO. Clemens is a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSER!

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Chaz,
The good old days were so long ago it’s hazy. This bench doesn’t need all-stars. It needs dependable guys that know how to play. I suggested Mike Lamb, Luis Castillo, & Brad Wilkerson in the off season for their versatility and grittiness. There are enough all-stars on this team who aren’t performing up to par.
Whenever I see a post by Keyswahili, I scroll right past it. He pretty much says stuff to p people off.

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For the last time, I’m not keyswahili MATTRESS is!!!!

You’re a know-nothing chaz!!!

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Digidee, remember the good old days when we had bench players (Sierra, Clark, Rivera) that would have been starters on any other team in MLB? Phillips is in the Reds ML system, and I have no clue where Phelps is. I guess our rejects (even the ones with heart) are rejects everywhere else.

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Was that me that was posting to fire Girardi? Yeah, it was. I asked for his scalp on at least 3 posts that I can remember. Otherwise, go back and check all the posts you tagged with “fire Girardi”, Swahilipark. Don’t flop to the other side of the fence just to bag on me. You make yourself look like a Democrat when you do that. Pick your battles, Swahilipark, retaining Torre over hiring Girardi was one thing we have agreed on.

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Grammar check above…..Where are Phillips…………

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Where is Phillips and Phelps right about now? Those guys weren’t great but, they are both better than Bet ” I’m a switch-hitting utility infielder that no other team would piss on if I were on fire” amit. This team needs scrappy players with heart.

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Nevermind, there you are!

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KS,
I trust Chad Jennings opinion more than yours! And I have to be an idiot for taking the abuse I get here!

By RobertGKramer@AOL.Com on June 9, 2008 7:40 PM

I sincerely hope that certain d-bags (or 1 schitzo d-bag?) didn’t chase you off the blog, Bob. While I don’t agree with some of your takes, the overall vibe I get from you is that you have a deep knowledge of the game, and a passion for it as well. Don’t allow a few (or 1?) putz chase you out of our discussion.

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ARUN,
Eric Duncan is playing 1B, 3B, and DH at SWB. He’s hitting .253 with some power (slg .420)
and concentrating on getting through a full season healthy. He is still only 23 until December 7th.

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OK. Wanger on the hill tonight! I have a feeling that he will pitch a gem. Hopefully, the rest of the bombers follow suit and give him some run support.

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FIRE GIRARDI!!!!!

Nice “intelligent” post there chaz!!!

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Whatever happened to Eric Duncan? Remember when we were hyping him like he was the next big thing? Like we do now to Phil, Joba, and Ian, actually, come to think of it.

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What we need now is a bench. We have some talented young arms that we must at least test out before we sell the farm for a set up man.

If we carry 12 pitchers, we have 4 bench spots. Molina is the best back up catcher we have had in a long time. After that, who do we have? Gonzalez should be called up to be our back up infielder. We need a back up outfielder, and maybe a 1st baseman. Do we keep Duncan, call up Jason Lane……..

The forth spot will be Wilson Betemit, simply because Cashman loves him. I guess the idea of a switch hitting bench player who can supposedly play all infield postions is to fantastic to give up. Say what you want, if 2 DL stints before June and a younger, cheaper, more talented kid impressing everyone in your place isn’t enough to cost you your job, then nothing is.

Besides, what could we get in a trade for him anyway? Not like any team will be stupid enough to give us a solid reliever in return, right?

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All right, I’ve had enough. Can we have a logical discussion about Yankee baseball? This schitzophrenic crap above is gotta be the lowest this blog has ever sunk. Can we at least elevate it back to the good old days where I was all over Sentinel about his inappropriate affection for his mother? I mean, the level of sophistication that was illustrated by me during those posts months ago looks Shakespearian by comparison.

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If the Yankees sign Bonds, Clemens, Sosa or any other steroid pumping senior citizen (and they won’t, so don’t get your hopes up, whoever you are), I will stop being a Yankee fan. Hell, if they are going to sign one of these guys they might as well go get McGuire and Canesco.

We don’t need these names tarnishing our history.

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How about them Yankees?

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Bpark, I’m and idiot? Why? Because I don’t want to see Clemens and is Viagra-induced romps with teenage country stars, and performance-enhanced second wind associated with this team anymore? I’m a nut job? Can YOU read? My handle does have the word “Bedlam” in it, so don’t flatter me by calling me a nut job, Ace. But you’re right, I am an idiot. I’m an idiot for wanting to preserve what is left of the Yankees’ reputation/legacy. I’m an idiot for not backing your campaign to bring back a fat, tired 50 year old who would be lucky to pitch with an ERA under 6.00. I’m an idiot for criticizing players who are playing FAR beneath their skill set, and don’t seem to care while they do it. I’m an idiot for wanting young and homegrown talent to succeed, so that I am not putting my love for this team in the hands of hired guns. Eat a bag of crap, Bpark.

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Who the heck are you? Someone obviously took over my sign on , but it most probably isn’t Matt. You must be bpark trying to insult people on this blog under my name, nice try bpark, I know it’s you. You’re the only one who has reason to finger Matt as the only one in the first place, nice try idiot!! You’re truly a fool if you think that’s going to fool anyone. Chaz you’re still an idiot!!

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I was thinking, why play this long and arduous season? Can’t we just vote the teams into the ALDS and NLDS and so on?! :P

Heck let’s just vote in players we want to see in a WS… that oughta get the fans riled up. They don’t have to earn it, we can just vote them in!

I agree RCN, Moose deserves the AS nod, no doubt. I may just be click happy enough for him… but no, I won’t budge, the principle of it!

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To Robert Kramer@ Aol and Chazbedlam, BPark….I haven’t written on this blog in two days…nor will I ever disparge anyone concerning their remarks or knowledge of baseball (which is not real life, just a game) You should probably direct your wrath to your colleague, Matt, who has commandered my blog name and is using it to foment dissension among the faithful…divide and conquer is a typical ruse used by people who have a severe inferiority complex, especially when others do not agree with their position and threaten their self-annoited position as an “expert”. I trust that you men are too intelligent to fall prey to Matt’s juvenile diatribes and will continue to submit your thoughts/observations about the greatest sports franchise on earth, our beloved New York Yankees, in a spirit of collegiality.

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The way Moose is pitching, he deserves an AS next to this years line.

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Wow, I just took a gander over at the last blog, and noticed that I really pissed off Swahili and Bpark!
I appreciate the personal attack, Swahili. You are obviously a self-made man that worships his creator. I don’t want to post a reply that will send you to the dictionary (that’s a book with words and definitions in it), so I will keep this in simple terms that even you can understand. YOU ARE A D-BAG. You question MY knowledge of baseball? Forgive me, Scooter, but I’m not the one who insists on filling a 25 man roster with Pedophiles, Drug Addicts, Cheats, and 40 plus year old HACK JOBS. Innocent until proven guilty? Can you read? What more proof do you need to be provided to get off of Bonds’ and Clemens’ nutsack? Forget I asked, because you wouldn’t climb off their laps even if they were caught on camera with a steroid bottle in their hand, and a syringe sticking out of their ***! Anyway, I should probably ignore you, but it’s too entertaining to stop. I’ll check back later.

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Yep, same reasons Chaz… same reasons.

“How the heck do Manny and Papi have over 1 million ASG votes and Giambi who is having a comparible season has less than a third of their votes?”

Let’s just say that not all Yankee fans will just click away and vote for people who don’t deserve to be there. Boston fans, the good ones, the bad ones, the ugly ones… just vote to vote for the numbers sake. This is why I refuse to vote anymore; it’s not about getting the deserving to the game it’s about getting fans to vote someone in and how the heck is that right? You see it on the sports stations all the time now, get out and vote all you want. Like I want to spend my day clicking? And #’s of clicks makes you an All-Star, not your play on the field (or lack thereof)? Bunk, just like the NBA.

MLB is doing no one any favors with this scheme. Ready-up for the stories about who didn’t make it and “deserves” it, because you’ll be sure that they’ll ask you to vote for him. So which is it, a popularity contest or deserving based on merit of play? Baseball doesn’t seem to care so why should we?

And don’t even get me started on this whole Home-Field advantage through the WS for the winner nonsense. Don’t bother trying to win as many games as you can to garner the best-record in the bigs; it won’t do you any good when you’re at their place in game 7 because of some meaningless game made up of players that the ‘fans’ like.

MLB is becoming the same joke that the NBA now is.

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Giambi and Papi are equivalent but Giambi plays defense. They are 2 power threats. The Yankees need a rep in HR contest in their stadium, Giambi is the best bet.

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Same with the Gold Glove. Jeter has really only earned 1 of his Gold Gloves. He’s my favorite player, but his skill with the glove is grossly over-rated.

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The all star game has nothing to do with ability. It’s a popularity contest. How is A-Rod leading in voting when he’s spent a considerable amount of time on the DL? How is Jeter leading in voting while only hitting .280?

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many & papi are our arod & jeter, their lowels and variteks are our damons and matusi’s, their pedroia is our cano, who is their giambi?

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How the heck do Manny and Papi have over 1 million ASG votes and Giambi who is having a comparible season has less than a third of their votes?

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With Torre I was always confident we would finish strong, Girardi doesn’t give me the same confidence. We could win the division or we could finish 2nd and not make the playoffs.

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Thadiussk,
Wha if dealing Cano meant getting a lights out, dominant starter like Jake Peavey? Would you deal him then? Just curious.

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The A’s actually have good pitching. They should no-hit us at the rate this team is going.

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Thank you, Golf. We can’t expect Mo to have a 0.00 era. Everyone in the big leagues gives up runs. Sadly, when you are a closer, they usually come at the worst time. We have made several unremarkable and average pitchers look like all stars this season. The Yankees continue to play down to the competition.

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Mo didn’t lose this game. The anemic offense did.

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Get rid of cano!! Did I read that right, man. You are crazy. Cano may not be at his BEST right now, but he is slowly bringing that average up. And don’t forget, this guy is not 30 years old. He is still a young player who could definitely still turn some heads.

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There is no reason why the yankees could not sweep a 4 game set vs. k.c. we just went back to the same old thing today great pitching no hitting. this is not going to get the yankees to the playoffs this year if they keep the poor playing up!!!!yes it was the umps bad calls too but you still have to win the games like in early part of the game johnny d. on 3rd 0 outs cant get him in! yea a rod got hosed on the strike 3 call ball was in the dirt but look at the 9th sacks full melky swings at the 2nd pitch at his shoe tops we at there pitcher on the ropes he was starting to get wild walking jason hitting chad cano swinging at crap melky not working the count this is simple baseball like i said before fire kevin long we should hit better plus it shows we still have no bullpen no big bats off the bench!!!! my heart goes out to moose he pitched his guts out just 1 hick up a 2 run shot!!!! to make things more painful tampa looks like they are going to win!!!! i say trade cano he is done lets get c.c. and some pitching help fast mabe big ben can move to 2nd !!!!!!! or that gonzo kid he looks like a dam good fielder his bat will come around!!!!!!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 9, 2008

Syracuse (Blue Jays) 2
Scranton/WB 3
W: B. Traber (2-0, 3.92); L: B. League (2-3, 4.18)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_08_syraaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Syracuse (Blue Jays) 5
Scranton/WB 0
W: J. Parrish (9-0, 2.65); L: D. McCutchen (0-4, 5.01)
HR: SYR: E. Kratz (7).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_09_syraaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 3
St. Lucie (Mets) 4 (15)
W: G. Marte (1-0, 0.00); L: J. Schmidt (0-1, 4.70)
HR: TAM: K. Smith (3), E. Nunez (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2008_06_09_tbyafa_sluafa_1
Charleston 7
Rome (Braves) 8
W: B. Pruneda (2-3, 3.95); L: J. Hoover (3-3, 3.41)
HR: ROM: A. Coe (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_09_crdafx_romafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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