Jeter out of Yankees lineup

toronto.jpgDerek Jeter is out of the Yankees lineup tonight with a sore right oblique, the first time he has not been in there for Joe Girardi in 2009. Girardi said that he first became aware of the injury on Saturday at Baltimore but that Jeter played through it, including going 2-for-4 in the series finale on Sunday.

Jeter sent this quote to the beat writers by way of Yankees PR director Jason Zillo: “I’m a little sore right now. Obviously I’m not in the lineup, but I hope to be in there tomorrow.” The Yankees were hoping yesterday’s day off would cool it off.

Some updates for you: Ian Kennedy had a two-hour procedure today at the Roosevelt Hospital in New York to address an aneurysm near his right biceps. Dr. George Todd told Brian Cashman that “everything was similar” to David Cone’s 1996 aneurysm. Kennedy is not expected to begin throwing for six to eight weeks.

Chien-Ming Wang pitches tonight for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. “I’m excited to see how he does,” Girardi said. “It’s a big step for him.” Here’s a photo of the Wanger from Frank Lauri of Minor League Baseball.com.

Andy Pettitte had no comment to Roger Clemens’ claim on ESPN Radio today that Pettitte “misremembered” a conversation with Clemens about performance-enhancing drug use.

Brian Bruney will throw a mound session on Wednesday and Girardi said it was possible he might not even need a rehab assignment before returning to the big league roster. Jorge Posada has traveled to Tampa and is on the comeback trail.
 

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Duncan could be a solid option once his shoulder heals and gets of the DL down the road. That’s not a bad idea since he is the only OF in SWB who shows power.

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NEW THREAD

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Right now Duncan is on the DL so it’s not an option.

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I may be all alone or at least in the minority, but I think we have enough talent to win. When this will all sort itself out and we make a push is extremely difficult to predict, but it will come. I hope not too late!

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Seeknay51,
I agree with that.
Is the former GM from Washington available? He uses to be the Philadelphia GM. Did he get in trouble for something? He seems to know talent.

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fonzog27 your question is VERY interesting. There are so MANY to fire. My first one is CRASHMAN, he has long *ucked as a GM. His decisions, especially in the area of pitching (Igawa, Pavano, the middle relievers, and the worse decision by a Yankee GM EVER: not trading for Santana) are more than enough reason to get rid of this incompetent NOW.

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Who should be fired first?
Cashman he just cashing his check, Giradi is a mental midget, pitching coach is a loose
Hitting he has no clue how to approach the opposing pitcher, or all the over price players that already making too much money. Why should they play hard when they already making more money, than anyone in the game.
They’re not hungry enough.

go Yanky!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 13, 2009
Charlotte (White Sox) 7:05 PM
Scranton/WB
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Portland (Red Sox) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Tampa
Daytona (Cubs) 10:35 AM
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Charleston
Lexington (Astros) 7:05 PM
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 12, 2009
Charlotte (White Sox) 1
Scranton/WB 0
W: W. Whisler (4-2, 1.76); L: A. Claggett (3-1, 3.10); SV: D. Rodriguez (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_12_chraaa_swbaaa_1
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Portland (Red Sox) 6
Trenton 1
W: J. Tazawa (4-2, 2.82); L: A. Horne (0-2, 7.71)
HR: POR: R. Engel (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_12_prtaax_treaax_1
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Tampa 5
Daytona (Cubs) 6
W: J. Muyco (1-2, 4.66); L: J. Ortiz (0-2, 7.20)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_12_tbyafa_dbcafa_1
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Charleston 3
Lexington (Astros) 2
W: B. Marshall (1-3, 5.34); L: K. Greenwalt (2-3, 2.38); SV: P. Venditte (8)
HR: CSC: D. Brewer (2). LEX: K. Hinze (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_05_12_crdafx_lexafx_1
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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This really isn’t looking good at all. Losing Matsui’s bat just as he’s starting to hit the ball isn’t what we need. Swish’s hot April has turned into a cool May where he’s on his way to his career average of .250ish. Tex is 12 days into May and while he may be driving the ball over the wall a bit more, he’s still not even at the Mendoza line. Jete’s out. Posada’s bats gone. Arod has yet to fire up. Pretty much our line up is Damon, Cano and Cabrera.

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but looking at reality is he really going to go 15-3 if he cant get run support from the rest of the team

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I’ll see you guys tomorrow – Wang tonight 6IP, 3H, 3BB no runs…3 walks is a bit off, but he can’t be far away

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Yep you’re right matt, but it’s getting there. Joba seems to be improving, CC had that complete game, even AJ tonight pitched 7 reasonable innings.

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haha harsh, true on the ERA, but when he gets back they’re looking for wins from Wang nothing else. The Cy Young is out the window so to speak…he just needs to take the ball once every five days and get back to what he used to do – groundout after groundout and give the Yanks a chance to win. If he winds up 15-3 will anyone care if his ERA his over 5 given his terrible start?

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and chien-ming wang can go in the stands and sell hot dogs for all i care he would have to throw 9 complete shutout games to have a era of 7

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So will Yankee Stadium, thats what I’m Afraid of not Toronto……..

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give it at least three weeks

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re: erickson ….well the stands will be half empty in 2 weeks ;)

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“the pitching depth” Sabathia, Burnett, Wang, Pettitte, Chamberlain, with Hughes covering is more than sufficient. When Andy outduels Richmond then CC is up against whoever, we’ll see you reevaluate that

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thats what i said before candyrunts the prices are outragous they need to come back from fantasy land

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No Candy,
They have been averaging about 50,000 every night since the winning started..

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seeknay,
LIKE I said and have been saying since LAST year this team IS NOT GOING to WIN until they replace the MENTAL MIDGET GIRARDI! Along with his COACHES who crawled out from under rocks. NO respect there by any player on this team. Girardi can go back to the CUBS and be a BALLBOY!!
HE IS NOT and NEVER has been a Yankee!!! NEVER!!!!

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They were only there to see Burnett and the Yanks. Besides although I agree as much as the next person that the new stadium is a disgrace. 35K tickets at ludicrous amounts > 45K all cheap. The Yankees still have the revenue to blow everyone away

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oh i agree girardi did do a good job as a yankee and no he hasnt injected any style of anything but like u said the torre clone injection is right on… it is the same crap and another year its yankees baseball

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candy
It’s not about history, it’s about this year.
Burnett isn’t under performing, he’s about where he was last year until the last 6-8 weeks of the season when he wanted his era down to get the contract he got. He’s a mediocre performance mid rotation pitcher and always will be-unless he’s injured. Sabathia was really over worked last year, he might or might not be under performing-time will tell.
With TB being 7.5 back, Yanks 6.5 back and the way we have played Boston the last few years, I like our position.
My personal feeling is, the AL east will be a dogfight between us and Boston, while TB and the Yanks fight it out for 3rd and 4th place.
The Yanks don’t have the defense, the pitching depth or pen to seriously compete this year and frankly a lot of your guys are simply getting old and don’t have the desire to win like they used to.

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Candy,
now that Toronto is winning and SELLIN OUT their stadium ( Unlike the YANKEES) They might just add to the team also. Believe me ALOT of players in the MAJORS respect their MANAGER -UNLIKE the YANKEES, and also respect their GM —UNLIKE the YANKESS so DON’T COUNT TORONTO out NOT YET!!!

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I have nothing but respect for what Girardi did as a member of the Yankees. He is a Yankee. My problem with him is that he has not injected his style of play into this team. This team is way to passive for me. I expected that Girardi would bring a more fundamental style of play to the Yankees. Instead fans have gotten the Clone of Joe Torre including the folded arms and the shaking of the head. No matter what this team does with its roster NOTHING changes. It’s just the same Crap different year.

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i agree with what u said pretty much and i was just saying i would take nebody right now over mr.cub as u called him seeknay

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hmm well gsjays, I don’t recall the last time Toronto got anywhere close to 90 wins and the Yanks soon will have a non-slumping Texeira, A-Rod fully-fit, Posada back, our setup guy back, Wang fit….and that’s not even touching upon the likes of Sabathia and Burnett who are massively underperforming. You don’t honestly think that Toronto can stay above 2 of Boston, NY & Tampa?

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This team hasn’t got a clue on how to right this ship.

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Sorry yankees061978 Torre showed me very little in the last 5 years of his reign. The Yankees needed a change. Unfortunately I, along with many other fans, believed Girardi would bring that change. He continues to fail on most fronts. Fact is this team’s problems starts with an ineffective, non-baseball minded GM. It goes through a manager that has forgotten how to manage and a minor league system that doesn’t develop enough talent. It ends with a team of overpaid, non-fundamental players whose attitude reflects an acceptance of losing. I have said it many times this whole franchise needs an ENEMA and it should start with ending Crashman’s GM reign.

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I don’t buy the whole playing as individuals schtick. Afterall, proper hitting technique is to try to drive the ball into gaps. They say homers are line drives gone wrong…I don’t think any of the Yankees are going up to the plate thinking yeah BOMB TIME!!!!!1111oneone

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Actually, the two coming back which will go into the rotation are Romero and Janssen. Romero’s era in his first 3 outings is 1.71 and he’s 2-0 and should be 3-0. Janssen will likely have a better era than A.J. Burnett, as will all of our starters. Litcsh will go to AAA or be traded and Marcum and McGowan are out for the year.
Funny, you don’t fear our offense since we’re leading either the AL or all of baseball in almost every single stat category and as of tonight have the best win-loss record in all baseball.The difference in our offense is Cito Gaston and Gene Tennace, probably the best manager/batting coach combination in the AL.
As I said, if you want to best us, you’d better do it within the next couple of weeks.

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Anyway, you guys that are defending the Yankees and belittling the Blue Jays I hope you are right. I hope I don’t have to ask any of you to eat your words and predictions come all star break. If you prove me wrong then I’ll rejoice along with you. I want the Yankees to win as much as any of you, but one has a gut feeling about this team and others have shared the same on this blog and I’m fearful of the outcome. It’s not the same guts and glory of the late 90s, not the same kind of team or game plan.
The players are playing as individuals and not as a team. Everyone trying to get the big bomb instead of working to advance the runners on base, staying in the count as long as possible, getting to the bull pen as soon as possible if you have a good starter, going with the pitch and hitting to the opposite field, bunts, walks, singles, doubles, and get the runners on base home by creative strategy and key hits. Look at the runners we’ve left stranded on third base this year, often with no outs or one out and we can’t get the guy home.

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heck i would take the 95 year old lady sitting in the grandstand right know over mr. girardi

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The Yanks are 5-12 against teams in their own division–even Baltimore’s record is better!

Things can turn around, but I’d rather see Mr. Yankee Willie Randolph any day as the future Yankee manager, rather than Mr. Cub Girardi.

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joe g really is a horrible manager bring back torre

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You can have Marcum, Litsch et al back, I honestly don’t think they’re any better than your kids. Offensively, I don’t see much to fear either, considering what the Yankees, Rays and Red Sox all have. Still, congratulations for your hot start. In a division with 3/4 very strong sides, maybe no one will run away with it and 90-95 wins will be quite an achievement. Having said that, this Yankee team is all over the place, if Toronto start beating up on the Red Sox, then the division will start taking the Jays seriously as a long-term threat

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Well you bring up last year they did have that 8/9 game winning streak that effectively lead to the Ohlendorf/Karstens/Tabata for Nady/Marte trade. It’s way too early to lose hope. If you need any evidence of this, just look at Blue Jay fans/bloggers predictions for their team at the start of the season; most of them were talking about finishing last in the AL and trading Halladay

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Candy
You forget we have 4 starters, one top reliever and our closer out on injury. In spite of that, the team era is 4.11 before tonight’s game. Last year it was the best in the AL, and I expect it will be again as injured guys come back-which they do starting in two weeks.

What you’re seeing is the phenomenal depth, we have in pitching and there’ s 3 more in AAA that could start in most MLB teams now.

The Toronto defense is the best in the AL as it was last year, and our pen is exceptional and getting stronger in two weeks. Of course, Aaron Hill will slow down, but Wells, Rios and Overbay are underperforming. Lind is the real deal, so get used to this level of performance from him.
I expect our overall offense to improve, not decline as Snider settles in, Rios, Wells and Overbay start hitting as they can.
Bottom line is, if you want to beat us, you’d better do it within the next couple of weeks,

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I know what you mean seeknay I was just trying to say if you can’t steal you rely on the leadoff double. And yes the team really fails at bunting and situational groundouts. Having said that, asking guys like Tex and A-Rod to bunt would take away the chance of big innings. We’ve seen Pena, Gardner at least attempt these kinds of plays

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Candy runts: I admire your optimism about this team, but personally I don’t think it’s founded in reality or facts. This team is not going to miraculously come back from the grave and suddenly vault past the Blue Jays and Red Sox. I don’t care what they look like on paper. I don’t care what the payroll is. I don’t care what the big build up was for acquisitions this year like CC and Tex. They’re not living up to expectation and unless they start going on a ten or twelve game winning streak(which I don’t envision given their performance so far) they not going to make up the gap between where they are now and the Blue Jays and Red Sox. Now, it’s 6 1/2 back. That seems to me to a similar scenario to last year and look what happened then.

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Sooner or later this team has to start winning games or Girardi. Eiland and company are unemployed.

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no candyrunts it’s moving the runner to 3rd base with less than two outs, that’s small ball. How many times in the past few years, late in the game, has this team been able to get a guy via a walk, steal second, get him over the 3rd via sacrifice bunt or hitting the ball to the right side. Then hit a sacrifice fly to get him in? Rarely has this team done this in the past few years. It’s long ball or nothing! Against the Halladays of the AL that is NOT going to work.

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JG will make it to memorial day, I can’t see the Yanks being much above .500 then, but likewise I can’t see many losing streaks around the corner either

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Old, tired and out of shape sums some of the players on this team. And most of the young players don’t seem ready for prime time at all. Tell me how many of you fans think Girardi makes it to Memorial Day?

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ive been a yankee fan for over 25 years i think it is crazy how they are playing this year 70 million more on payroll then the 2nd highest team in baseball and what do you have a bunch of old age bums hate to talk like this but hey look at the numbers its the truth pretty sad. Second i go to at least 20 to 30 games a year now since they built the new stadium they most be insane with the prices hello not everybody is freaking donald trump wake up in the front office and realize it (the rich get richer) i think everyone should boycott the yankees until they come back from fantasy land.

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re: seeknay…….well I wouldn’t call getting a runner home from 2nd with no out small ball, it’s a double to start off the inning that’s not that ‘small’. Ground-outs to advance runners should just be simple situational hitting. I do recall Abreu having a stat like scoring 80% of runners from 3rd base with less than two out but as good as he was as hitting I’ll take our chances with someone unafraid of walls

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When A.J. Burnett was with Toronto our good Dr. taught him a lot. But one thing he didn’t teach him was how to beat the Doc.

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hmm well Aaron Hill is absolutely killing it but then so was the Yanks 2B for awhile…I just think the Blue Jays have got everything clicking at once, when the Yankees get hot they should be unstopable. I don’t believe those Jays are going to be able to keep those stats/results up though. People are comparing them to the Rays of last year but the difference is Tampa had quality defence and pitching, that doesn’t go away; Toronto on the other hand, Rolen Scutaro, Hill, Overbay, Wells, Rios, Snider…I don’t see anything that the likes of Pettitte and CC, if they’re on, shouldn’t completely shut down

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What do you know? Another injury. Matsui strains a hamstring. it’s been hamstring, quads all year. Either these guys are playing too much, they’re too old and out of shape, or they haven’t got a training staff that properly prepared them physically out of spring training. The best years of any ball player is between 25 and 29. Many of the Yankees are beyond that age and the body starts to break down. Something is out of whack for sure.

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Matsui day to day with a hamstring problem. Does this team do anything in spring training like stretching to get it ready for the season?

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No you don’t need speed for small ball. It’s hitting the ball to the right side when there is a guy on 2nd with no one out. It’s an occasional hit and run, it’s a sacrifice fly or sacrifice bunt for the team. It’s taking a walk to get runners on base when the team is down by 2-3 runs. It’s taking the extra base late in a game. It’s hitting the cutoff man or playing close to the lone late in a game. If I’m having to explain this type of ball to Girardi then the Yankees hired a manager that is truly clueless. You CANNOT depend on the big inning to win games, especially against the Halladay’s of the AL.

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CandY Runts: The Blue Jays are more than Halladay and the bull pen. The young guys are hitting with men on base. They’re putting up runs and winning games. Guys like Scutaro and Rios and Aaron Hill and Adam Lind are consistently hitting the ball and bringing in runners. Look at the Blue Jays team and individual batting averages. Guys like Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen, Lyle Overbay, the veterans on the team are hitting and contributing. It’s a whole team effort. it’s a great mix of young guys and veterans who are getting the job done. The Cito is doing a great job managing. I’m a Yankee fan but I think I’m realistic too about this team this year and its chances. In the past you could be sure that the Red Sox and Yankees would be fighting for top spot. Not any more.

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well you need speed for small ball…and Gardner, Pena, + whoever in the minors etc can’t get on base…so what can Girardi do?

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My other point is it seems every night the Yankees are making some pitcher look like Cy Young. I have never heard of the starter for Toronto for Wednesday game but his line will look like this 2 runs 4 hits and a WIN.

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One of the major problems with this team’s offense, and it has been for many years, has been its lack of playing small ball. This team CANNOT or will NOT manufacture runs. Look at the last two games it has played. Against the bottom feeder team, Baltimore, the Yankees win the game because of a a late 3 run shot by Damon. Against quality pitching tonight this offense is reduced to a single run. The Yankees do NOT play small ball at all. Against tough pitching you have to find a way to win games. I thought Girardi would bring that thinking to the Yankees based on watching him with the Marlins. Instead the fans get Joe Torre’s clone only worse. candyrunts Kei Igawful should be the main reason Crashman should have been fired.

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Simple GET RID OF GIRARDI!!!!

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As a lifelong Yankee fan 81 and 81 is not what I want to see but it is fact. I also do not believe Toronto will finish where they are but they will finish ahead of the Yankees. I wish I knew what the answers were for the Yankees but the 2009 version is not a good club

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I agree, each game has its own facts, but I think we have surpassed every possible statistic out there; it is like a pandemic!

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joking aside, tonight you figure if it had been anyone else but Halladay, Burnett’s 3ERs might have been enough to get the lead through seven then hand it over to Coke and Mo. You can’t really blame AJ or the offense for Doc shutting it down

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KEI IGAWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Let’s face it, we are probably not getting anywhere this year (again!!!) why don’t they just send most of the starters to AAA as a punishment for sucking so much!!! I’m wondering if there is any real talent in our minors who can actually pitch and do it for the team and for the game; and not for the money.

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re:oneof5, who exactly in Jays lineup qualifies as good? Halladay and bullpen aside the Yanks seem to have the much better roster

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it’s Pettitte and Sabathia in the remaining two games. Andy’s up against Richmond who seems to be dealing but he’s only in his second season at 29, he’s an independent league pickup so that should be interesting tomorrow

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Well, I guess the better pitcher and the better team won tonight. Don’t be surprised if this is a sweep for the Blue Jays. I hope they’re not planning to pitch Hughes against the Blue Jays. With Petitte and Joba we might have a chance of winning one game.

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Another FANTASTIC FRIGGIN LOSS BY THE New York Yankees!!
Way to Go
Way to show some FIGHT
Man our YOUNG players really light up a DARK TEAM!!

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Yayy!!! we are losing; if only I could predict and actually get the lottery in the same way I can predict about our games………what a shame!!!!!!!

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Candy Runts: Let me tell you. This Yankee club is a 500 club and that’s where they’ll be most of this season. The Blue Jays I think are the real deal. There is no way they’ll finish 3rd or 4th in the division. They’re too good and they’re too confident and they’re having fun winning. These are ingredients the Yankees are lacking and I can’t see it changing without a trade, without bringing in new management. The team needs a shake up.

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wouldn’t rather, I didn’t click submit there, not sure what happened

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You can’t look at Torre and the Dodgers and extrapolate where the Yankees would be under JT not JG. The NL West is a very weak division, the Dodgers pitching and hitting is only better than Baltimore’s, Torre would change a lot in the Bronx

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Jose Veras on the mound. I guess Girardi has given the game up already to bring him in. The Blue Jays can get five runs off A.J. and the Yankees can get only 1 run off Halladay. That’s the difference not only in the pitching but in the offence. Look for another sweep by the Blue Jays. Sounds pessimistic I know but this Blue Jays team is hungry, they hustle, they’re creative, they’re young and the young guys are producing and the veterans are also contributing, and they’ve got a great manager in Cito Gaston. By the time this series if over the Yankees could be 8 1/2 games behind the Blue Jays.

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Really? You think the Yanks will struggle to play .500 ball? I guess you think the Blue Jays are going to win the AL East? This is Halladay, the Yanks and everybody else struggles to beat him. Today will be the highlight of Toronto’s season, expect them to be in 3rd or 4th place by the All-star break

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The bottom of the 8th inning, and where’s the Yankee offence? Miserable. I know Halladay is good but it happens too often whether a pitcher is good or not. We’ve got to win these games. Given our lineup tonight I’m not surprised. We can’t afford to get much further behind the Blue Jays and the Red Sox or we’ll be fighting to catch up like we did last year and not be able to do it. Again, take a peek at the Dodgers record this year with Torre at the helm. A lot of people including the Yankee management I guess, thought Joe was washed up. One has to wonder if he had stayed where the Yankees would be at this point. I know it’s more than the manager. The general manager is critical in the organization and the decisions he makes along with the owners and the players. If they can’t get Lou Pinella I’d like to see them give Randolph a try. He has a great history as a player and coach with the Yankees but like Joe not a lot of management experience at the big league level.

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Another great game by the New York losers. They will struggle to go 81-and 81. It is going to be a long summer watching this group of losers.

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Boy, it’s a good job we have Damon healthy and in the lineup. He’s been Mr. Dependable in recent games. Tex striking out again. Swish striking out. Two strikeouts in the same inning. These guys have got to start producing if the Yankees have any hope of contending in their division this year.

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Doc is amazing, it’s a shame he hasn’t been to the postseason. He’s got 15! wins against the Yankees, ouch. He’s well, just the best RHP in baseball.

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Halladay with a one-hitter through six. Teacher besting pupil thus far.

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Again, another possible injury to Wang? It never stops along with the poor play of the guys in the lineup. How can you beat a team like the Blue Jays and a Halliday the way they’ve been playing this year with Kevin Cash, Pena and Gardner in the lineup? It ain’t going to happen.

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I hope he is OK Bryan. We need him back ASAP

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When has it NOT been brutal this year!!!!!

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From our desk on Wang: He was hit by a liner back to the mound but has appeared otherwise smooth:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3527109498_a0303017f9.jpg

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Great. 3-0 already. Playing musical catchers with Posada and Molina out. Kevin Cash can’t pick up the good throw from Cabrera. It should have been an out. Man, this is going to be brutal again tonight I have that feeling.

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I don’t think we have much of a hope tonight even with A.J. pitching. Halliday is one tough pitcher to pitch against. And in the past the Blue Jays have played it tough against the Yankees particularly in their own park. With Jeter out of the lineup and Gardner replacing him I don’t like our odds. How come we’ve had so many guys injured this year? Every second game someone goes down with injury. Does it mean that the guys are not really in shape coming out of Spring Training? Does it mean some of them are past it physically? it is really discouraging to have so many key players injured and on the sidelines. How can you win games with Posada out, Jeter now out, key pitchers out. We may not like to have Gardner in the lineup but what options does Girardi have at this point? it’s a pretty short bench. this could be a long night.

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This is not about Mr. Jeter being out of the game. This is about the NY Yankee’s themselves’. I feel they as a team are to “tight” and trying to hard. What they, as a team need is to play like their having “fun”…yes, fun, like they were back in school. Ever notice how easier it is to get hits’,score runs’ and such a confidence builder. I think they should take a day off and play a (believe it or not) street team, and watch & see how well everything goes. Being loose is one of the key’s to winning.
Greg

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Gardner 3-for-7, 2B vs. Halladay coming in

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