Girardi: I’m sticking with Sergio

Mitre.jpgSergio Mitre is going to make his next turn in the Yankees rotation, Joe Girardi confirmed without hesitation after tonight’s 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

“He threw the ball well,” Girardi said. “His miscue cost him a really good outing, in a
sense. You’re looking at just a couple of solo home runs and that’s
basically it.”

Mitre was charged with his first loss of the season, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits in five innings. He struck out a season-high six batters and said he is pleased that Girardi is hanging with him for the next turn, which would be Aug. 15 at Seattle.

“That’s a big boost of confidence for me,” Mitre said. “He’s backing me up all the
way. I’m trying to do the best I can for him, just to stop those
questions for him so everybody can know that I can pitch here and
finally just answer that question once and for all.”

Both Mitre and Girardi said the difference in Monday’s game was three mistakes — homers to Aaron Hill in the third inning and Lyle Overbay in the fifth inning, plus the game-changing error on a tailing throw to second base that set up a three-run fourth inning.

Mitre said he double-pumped the throw and got underneath it, forcing it to elude Robinson Cano on what was originally charged as an error to the second baseman before being changed post-game. If Mitre makes the proper throw to Cano, Girardi guessed he’d have allowed two runs in five innings and be sent out for the sixth.

Mitre said that after being out of the game for a year and a half, he is feeling signs of progress and his elbow isn’t bothering him at all.
 
“Everything is positive,” Mitre said. “I was able to get five today. It feels like I’m taking little steps forward. Three mistakes cost me the game – two home runs and the big one was the ground ball double play. If I do that, it’s a completely different ballgame.”

 

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Gaudin is the probable starter on Sunday, I hope he can do well. Then send Mitre back to the minors. He’s had throwing errors in 3 of his 4 games. Joe, Let go!. Joba isn’t at his best again, maybe he should go back to Nebraska for a few days to think. Again TOO many pitches, 77 pitches in 4 innings. He’ll have his 100 in the 6th. 4 runs in 4 innings We had chances to score big in the early innning but again left the ducks on the pond. We need to score more than 1 run when we get the 1st 3 batters on 0 outs…..

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And Matt, posting under other names is, and has always only been, your concept. I just love the list of names you have gathered to support you.

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Supporting Mitre on Tuesday means absolutely nothing on Saturday. Who will actually start, for me, is a wait and see.

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Towers was DFA’d.
Gaudin as long relief? Isn’t that what Ace & Hughes were supposed to be doing?
I agree Gaudin should get a shot @ the 5 spot.
Mitre is mop up @ best.

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My mother once said there is nothing worse than a stubborn mule who will not admit they made a mistake. Believe I have worked for ones like that. Girardi fits my mom’s description to a TEE. Tell you one thing Joe if Mitre costs your team a postseason berth you might as well start looking for a new job. This is not a bad decision Girardi, it is an incredible BAD decision.

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Yanks plan on using Gaudin as a long reliever out of the pen for the time being. Bad decision.

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When is Girardi going to get a clue that putting his faith in mediocre plaers like Ransom and Mitre gets you no where. This team may as well have Robert “The Mediocrity Lover” Kramer managing the team. This team has a history of putting its faith in mediocre players only to see it not pay off. It’s just a sure sign this team lacks the depth it possibly needs to get to the WS. In order for that to happen a team like the Yanks need a solid rotation 1-5 taking into consideration slumps and injuries. This team should have opened its eyes to the fact that Mitre was garbage from the start based on his previous numbers he’s not even fit enough for the pen. This organization can’t possibly assume that this team will continue to play like it has lately for the rest of the season, while assuming that the Suks are going to play as poorly as they have been lately.
I would rather see Gaudin over Igawawful or Mitre. Gaudin does offer the better chance winning of the three after all he did manage ti win 20 games in just over 2 1/2 seasons with the A’s, and had 105 SO in 105 IP with the Padres. my concern though is his high ERA and a high number of losses in a pitcher-friendly park. Why settle for less in Mitre when you could have more in Gaudin Girardi?

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I completely agree as well – he has not done enough to merit another start. My question is, why did we get Gaudin? We got him, start him! Mitre had an opportunity so now let Gaudin get a shot. Girardi better get that a 5.5 game lead is nothing! We can easily go into a slump while Boston gets out of it and poof you’ve got a tie for the div lead. Let’s NOT get to comfortable and keep the foot on the gas pedal and let’s romp Boston/Tampa while we can!

Now is the time to stick w/your best players and not mess around w/pat on the back experiments!

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Soxkiller! Ha! Good one Matt! In any case I wanted to see if you would acknowledge your new identity.
By RobertGKramer@AOL.Com on August 11, 2009 12:53 PM

ROFLMAO!!!!!!! I absolutely knew it!!!!!!! I knew you you would come back accusing me of being soxkiller. I just won $40.00 from a friend. He thought no one was stupid enough, and immature enough to accuse someone of posting under a different ID. But we know different don’t we Robert, I mean bpuke, I mean zerp “The Twerp”. Only someone like you with no life and nothing intelligent to say (as usual) would write something so unoriginal. I can just picture what a whiner like you who has no life and accepts mediocrity looks like. GET A LIFE!!!!!

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Although this past start was most likely Mitre’s best, I don’t think he’s shown enough to continue to hold down a rotation spot. Gaudin would most likely be a better option than Mitre, and Towers might be a better option as well. Mitre needs to be either repositioned into the bullpen or sent back down to AAA, at least in my opinion…

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Fan Confidence Poll: August 10th, 2009
By Mike Axisa
http://riveraveblues.com/2009/08/fan-confidence-poll-august-10th-2009-15629/

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Claggett sharp in Yanks’ win
Aug. 10, 2009
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/mlb/minorleagues/team_index.jsp?c_id=nyy

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I agree with you Yanks09. Joe just because the yankees are now leading the division there is a long way to go. The race will be tight down to the wire. Joe your job is to give your team a chance to win and not try to prove ” See I am right Sergio can pitch”. No time for heroes if you plan on winning. There are a number of issues coming quickly 1) Joba- innings, 2) Pettite will he continue being effective in Sept. and don’t say well in the past Andy has been effective, he is 37 or 38 years old. You can’t trim his age. Hopefully he will hold up. 3) the team hitting will go into a slump. 4) Mo- is 39, looking good but still 39. I read were mitre said it is good to have the managers confidence, Mr. Mitre you are being paid quite well in this economy. To have a job should be motivation. I hate when I hear those cry babies say I am glad the manager has confidence in me. I never heard those words from the Nolan Ryans and Ron Guidry’s of baseball. Joe you will blow it if you stick with Mitre. Middle relieve is his spot.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 10, 2009

Scranton/WB 6
Norfolk (Orioles) 1
W: Claggett (5-6, 2.92); L: Mitchell (9-4, 5.09)
HR: SWB: Russo (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_10_swbaaa_noraaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 2
Clearwater (Phillies) 7
W: Naylor (7-10, 4.25); L: Zink (7-10, 4.74)
HR: TAM: Fortenberry (6).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_10_tbyafa_clrafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Delmarva (Orioles) 3
Charleston 6
W: Braboy (3-5, 4.24); L: Drake (7-7, 3.69); SV: Ortiz, J (9)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_10_delafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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GCL Yankees 0
GCL Pirates 2 (12)
W: Quintero, R (1-1, 11.05); L: Marquez, D (0-2, 2.18)
HR: PIR: Freeman, W (3).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_10_yanrok_pirrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
=========================================================================
YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 11, 2009

Scranton/WB
Norfolk (Orioles) 7:15 PM
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Reading (Phillies) 7:05 PM
Trenton
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Tampa
Daytona (Cubs) 7:05 PM
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Delmarva (Orioles) 7:05 PM
Charleston
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Auburn (Blue Jays) 11:00 AM
Staten Island
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GCL Tigers 12:00 PM
GCL Yankees
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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NO, No, no, Girardi, we’re going to lose again if you use him again! It’s proved already that we can’t support him with runs every time he goes out! I don’t know why we used him in the first place…we got plenty of other pitchers who are better than him. I’d rather see Igawa instead of Mitre! Girardi – just tell me when are you going to learn that he should not belong to the Yankees who has full of high caliber players! I think that he has too much faith and patience in our players and mostly for pitchers that may be costly in the long run…

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