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4/21 - Garcia vs Doobie


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#1 rembrat


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Have at it.

#2 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Just keep hitting it to SS and you should be fine:

Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

#3 rembrat


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

Sigh. I wish our manager knew how to fill out lineup cards.

#4 Saby

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

Don't think solo HRs are gonna cut it today, with Garcia on the mound.

#5 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

So, starting pitching went from being a strength to being a real concern.

I'd say Garcia wouldn't be given too many more starts, but with Hughes and Kuroda struggling, I'm not sure what the answer is.

#6 cromulence

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

Would rather have Pettitte rehab in the majors than watch this. See ya Freddy.

#7 Sampo Gida

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

So, starting pitching went from being a strength to being a real concern.

I'd say Garcia wouldn't be given too many more starts, but with Hughes and Kuroda struggling, I'm not sure what the answer is.


Pineda had a setback today, so he won't be helping for awhile.

http://yankees.lhblo...xtended-spring/

AP should be on the way soon though. Phelps could probably start as well.

Funny how it works, strengths become weakness, weakness becomes strength. Coin flips work as well as most projections.

#8 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Well, at least this game is over early enough that I can go enjoy the weather.

Disappointed in Phelps, but he hasn't pitched in a week.

#9 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

I had a feeling I should check the score before starting to watch the DVR, good call by me.

Garcia has been a disaster, next start against Detroit.

#10 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

I didn't think I could possibly hate Fox any more.

#11 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

Tex appreciates the trash-talking earlier in the game, PeteAbe.

#12 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

Pete Abraham@PeteAbe

Teixeira is a good fit for this lineup and he'll get counting stats. But he's not a $22.5 million player

#13 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Not even saying he's wrong, just funny that he's tripled his HR total for the season since that mid-game post.

#14 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

So, this game just got interesting.

#15 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Jones with a chance to make the first two outs of the same inning, you don't see that too often.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:41 PM

OK, next 8 guys get on base so Jones can make all three outs this inning.

#17 EvilEmpire

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

I guess a little rem magic will go a long way. Not sure that it will be enough, but at least the game got interesting.

#18 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

Wow, he is intentionally walking Cano with no one out? I seriously hope the Valentine era never ever ends.

#19 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

Wow.

#20 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

And another intentional walk with no one out.

#21 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

Fucking Fox. Switched to local programming here, so I don't get to see any of this.

#22 priestvalon

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

Bullpen? We don't need no bullpen! Just throw everyone in the rotation and everything will work out fine!

#23 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:46 PM

Rem, for the love of god stop starting gamethreads. Your powers needs to be contained and buried like the Ark of the Covenant.

#24 Wingack


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Rem, for the love of god stop starting gamethreads. Your powers needs to be contained and buried like the Ark of the Covenant.


The man has a gift.

#25 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Touchdowns beat field goals and safeties every time.

#26 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Off day on Thursday, they can skip Garcia and then he'll likely have one more game before being replaced by Pettitte.

#27 MH76

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

Off day on Thursday, they can skip Garcia and then he'll likely have one more game before being replaced by Pettitte.


Tomorrow's weather outlook helps too..

#28 Saby

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

One of the most enjoyable games I've seen in a long time. Really hope we get good weather tomorrow and keep the momentum going.

#29 Sampo Gida

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

One of the most enjoyable games I've seen in a long time. Really hope we get good weather tomorrow and keep the momentum going.


Red Sox will call the game at 12:00 like last year against the Rays after dropping 2 to go 2-10.

As a Red Sox fan, I actually like the CC vs Bard matchup. CC has not pitched well against good teams for a couple of years, although maybe I flatter the Red Sox by calling them good. Looked forward to Tito on ESPN as well. Too bad.

#30 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

Boston and NY don't play again until July, I have to think Boston will cancel the game if at all possible, especially given their burnt bullpen.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Boston and NY don't play again until July, I have to think Boston will cancel the game if at all possible, especially given their burnt bullpen.


What bullpen? :buddy:

#32 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

Careful of the karma gods, baseball can turn very quickly (as we saw again today).

NY could use the rest for their pen going into Texas on Monday too, I'd take a rainout and a 2-0 series win.

#33 terrynever


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

So I'm out for dinner in Pawtucket around 6 p.m. Bruins are on TV. They lose. Bartender switches TV to the Red Sox, who are up 9-0. Customers start saying at least the Red Sox are winning. That's good news. And then the rally begins. I'm looking out the window of the place and there's a truck with a "Yankees Suck" bumper sticker on the rear fender. It gets to 9-5 and I start to pay attention. By the time we get to the next bar, it is 15-9.

Worst bullpen ever, and the first time the Red Sox have put together a fundamentally flawed team since 2002. I blame the former GM. You don't want to sign Papelbon? Fine. Then make Bard the closer.

This is all on the management system. You can't blame the players.

#34 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

There's plenty of blame to go around, only a handful of players should escape the wrath of the Nation.

#35 EvilEmpire

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Worst bullpen ever, and the first time the Red Sox have put together a fundamentally flawed team since 2002. I blame the former GM. You don't want to sign Papelbon? Fine. Then make Bard the closer.

This is all on the management system. You can't blame the players.


I agree that Epstein deserves some blame, but Cherington and ownership did have an opportunity to address some of these concerns this past off-season. Some bad luck with injuries, but it looks like Melancon wasn't a good investment and lack of starter depth helps keep Bard in the rotation. Getting rid of their SS may have been a bad idea too. Can't blame Epstein for all that.

#36 Saby

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

I don't get why people were booing Valentine today. I mean, what's he supposed to do, come out and pitch himself?

#37 ThePrideofShiner

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

I don't get why people were booing Valentine today. I mean, what's he supposed to do, come out and pitch himself?


Agreed, though his decision to intentionally walk two batters seemed dumb.

#38 rembrat


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Fuck you guys. We can totally hear you.

#39 terrynever


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

It's not a good baseball world around here unless the Yanks and Sox are near the top. But the reality is, Texas is way ahead of the rest.

Edited by terrynever, 21 April 2012 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

It's not a good baseball world around here unless the Yanks and Sox are near the top. But the reality is, Texas is way ahead of the rest.


Yup, Texas is in their own league.

NY is the top team in the second tier, and the rest have issues to work through.

#41 jon abbey


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

It's so early, I swear the majority of baseball fans forget half of what they know every winter. Beltre went down today with another hamstring problem, FWIW.

Also, Detroit is pretty damn good.

#42 terrynever


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

It's so early, I swear the majority of baseball fans forget half of what they know every winter. Beltre went down today with another hamstring problem, FWIW.

Also, Detroit is pretty damn good.

I actually forgot half of what I know between 9 and midnight tonight. Hop[ing some of it comes back tomorrow.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

It's so early, I swear the majority of baseball fans forget half of what they know every winter. Beltre went down today with another hamstring problem, FWIW.

Also, Detroit is pretty damn good.


Yeah, until BAL is 5 games behind 4th place, the standings mean jack.

But you cannot help but be impressed with Texas. It's not too early to see they are the cream of the crop.

They've been to the WS 2 years running, replaced Wilson with Darvish and Feliz, bullpen is phenomenal and the offense is death row 1-9.

Edited by Saby, 21 April 2012 - 10:51 PM.


#44 jon abbey


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

Rained out, so rem gets to have Texas on his side tomorrow night.

#45 terrynever


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

Rained out, so rem gets to have Texas on his side tomorrow night.

Looks like Yanks could bypass Garcia's Friday night start against Detroit thanks to this rainout and Thursday's day off. First four starters get bumped back a day, then CC pitches on normal rest Saturday. Or, Hughes could also get bypassed on Tuesday and fall into Freddy's Friday start. That would allow Nova to pitch in Texas.

Or Girardi could do nothing.

Nice story by Joel Sherman today on Girardi's expert use of his bullpen these past four years.

http://www.nypost.co...9RwClaYfhgATnFN

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

NY plays 10 straight days starting on Friday, so they could only bump Garcia back a maximum of 3 days, from Sat in Detroit to Tues in Baltimore. That still makes sense, though, as that Tuesday should line up with Pettitte, who would only need maybe one more start after that to be ready.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:07 PM

NY plays 10 straight days starting on Friday, so they could only bump Garcia back a maximum of 3 days, from Sat in Detroit to Tues in Baltimore. That still makes sense, though, as that Tuesday should line up with Pettitte, who would only need maybe one more start after that to be ready.

Here's more from Girardi on the rotation plans:

http://yankees.lhblo...hed-back-a-day/

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:17 AM

We're ready when you are, rem.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:45 AM

Rem reminds me of Nathan Hale.