Monday, April 27, 2009

Game 19: Yanks @ Tigers

Regular Season Game 19
Yankees @ Tigers
Comerica Park - Detroit, MI
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: YES, WCBS 880

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (9-9)
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C
Ramiro Pena 3B

Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (1-1, 4.81 ERA)

TIGERS (10-8)
Curtis Granderson CF
Placido Polanco 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen DH
Gerald Laird C
Brandon Inge 3B
Ryan Raburn LF
Adam Everett SS

Pitching: Justin Verlander RHP (0-2, 9.00 ERA)

Yanks vs. Verlander

ABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
N. Swisher 32 6 1 0 3 5 5 11 .188 .297 .500 .797
J. Damon 10 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 .400 .455 .800 1.255
R. Cano 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
A. Rodriguez 7 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 .286 .500 .286 .786
D. Jeter 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .429 .500 .429 .929
J. Posada 7 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 .143 .250 .286 .536
M. Teixeira 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125
H. Matsui 6 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 .500 .571 .500 1.071
M. Cabrera 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
X. Nady 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
J. Molina 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals9223404151418.250.355.424.779

Tigers vs. CC

ABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
M. Ordonez 56 14 4 1 2 15 6 7 .250 .317 .464 .782
B. Inge 44 6 0 0 0 1 5 13 .136 .224 .136 .361
C. Guillen 41 13 1 0 1 3 3 6 .317 .364 .415 .778
P. Polanco 36 11 3 0 1 2 1 4 .306 .324 .472 .797
M. Thames 28 7 4 0 1 3 4 8 .250 .344 .500 .844
R. Santiago 21 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .381 .714
C. Granderson 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .182 .182 .182 .364
R. Raburn 9 3 2 0 0 3 0 3 .333 .333 .556 .889
G. Laird 6 4 1 0 1 2 2 1 .667 .750 1.333 2.083
M. Cabrera 3 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Totals255701617342148.275.329.427.756

News & Notes

- As you can see, Johnny Damon is back in the lineup after missing one game with an array of sore body parts.

- CC Sabthia is 13-9, with a 4.70 ERA in 26 career starts against the Tigers. And in Detroit he's 7-2, with a 3.80 ERA in 11 starts. Last year he only faced the Tigers once and got hammered. In four innings he allowed nine runs on eight hits, walked five and struck out just one. He also gave up two homers in the game.

- Justin Verlander has made four career starts against the Yankees and he's 2-1, with a 6.63 ERA. He faced the Yankees once last year, and like Sabathia he took a beating. In 1.2 innings pitched he allowed eight runs (five earned) on seven hits, walked two, and struck out two.

- According to ESPN, Alex Rodriguez may take live batting practice tomorrow. Also in the article it states that Chien-Ming Wang threw in the outfield for ten minutes today and also did some sprints.

"He's doing great," Yankees vice president Billy Connors said. "There is no discomfort. We did some drills that will help bring his velocity back to where it's got to be."

Great, Billy Connors is on the case... Whoopty-freaking-doo.

- A year ago today, Chien-Ming Wang beat CC Sabathia 1-0 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Now CC is a Yankee, and Wang is horrible (for now). What a difference a year makes.

- Here's a Yankees-Red Sox stat you may all want to take note of. It comes to us from CoreyMac, who is a member over at Baseball-Fever.com.
Since 2004....

Yanks record versus Red Sox in April and May:
13-24 (.351)
2004: 1-6
2005: 4-5
2006: 3-4
2007: 3-6
2008: 2-3

Yanks record versus Red Sox from June through Sept:
35-22 (.614)
2004: 7-6
2005: 6-4
2006: 8-4
2007: 7-2
2008: 7-6
Just something to think about if this weekend's sweep still bothers you.

UPDATE 7:16 p.m.: Here's some more info on Chien-Ming Wang and Alex Rodriguez from Peter Abraham:
- Chien-Ming Wang will throw a side tomorrow and then they’ll figure out what comes next for him.

- A-Rod ran the bases for the third time in five days in Florida, and also added situational drills when taking grounders at third. He hit 13 homers on 89 swings in regular batting practice.

Stick around and discuss the game
as it happens in the comments section.

80 Comments:

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

What's with the old 1970s logo?

Anonymous said...

haha the baseball-fever guys will have an opinion on that logo... maybe itll give us some better luck.

Greg Cohen said...

Just switching things up a little.

You like it or no? I like it better than the newer logo.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...
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Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

I like it, brings me back to happy times.

JMiller11 said...

Let's play ball!!!

JMiller11 said...

Yessssss Jim Joyce, my favorite animated Ump!!!!! hahaha

Ida said...

LOL

Greg Cohen said...

STRIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Miller,

What do you think of the retro Yanks logo?

JMiller11 said...

nice throw by johnny there, we really had some gas behind that one..... =(

JMiller11 said...

Logo reminds me of when they were on MSG...lol

Anonymous said...

Great, this fat bastard has nothing yet again.

Greg Cohen said...

lol he really has no arm, plus his left shoulder hurts so it's even worse, if that's possible.

JMiller11 said...

I see your anonymous for a good reason....Actually they took an extra base on Damons water-gun arm plus a bobble and jeter has no range up the middle, nobody really got good wood on the ball of CC, relax.

Greg Cohen said...

You have a good point, Miller.

That guy come on here every game and goes on and on about how bad the Yankees are.

Anonymous said...

Great defense you have Cashman. A Lfer with no arm and a SS with no range. BRILLIANT!! Make sure you extend Jeter before this game is thru...Who would want to come play here? Terrible defense, terrible catcher, retarded manager, braindead GM and no outfielders.

JMiller11 said...

responding to you would be an insult to myself.

Anonymous said...

First of all, that's me that complains how bad the Yankees are and I didn't post the first one. And, as usual Greg is accusing people of doing something when I am not. Typical pathetic little whiny democrat liberal. If you dont know my style by now then you are an idiot.

That run was ALL Cashman's doing. No OFers (I always complain about that) and no range from the has-been Jeter.

I have said it before and I will say it again. Get rid of Damon, Jeter, Matsui, Posada and Mo. Then we will see improvement because they are killing this team.

Greg Cohen said...

haahahaha

Greg Cohen said...

If you don't want to be accused stop posting as anonymous, or at least put a sig at the bottom of each of your comments so I can tell who's who.

JMiller11 said...

Anon,
go renew your NY Liberty Season Ticket Subscription before time runs out, you're wasting your time caring about baseball. you know nothing.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

I bet you he's Hitler, just trying to stay undercover for now.

Anonymous said...

A sig, what would that accomplish? So someone could copy it and post as me? My style is particular. I dont call CC a fat bastard... That run was due to Damon and Jeter as usual.

Greg Cohen said...

No, so everyone else can tell when it's you. Nobody is going to copy you. Why would anyone do that?

....

Yankeeboy you might be right.

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CC, be careful. Stop throwing your hand in front of grounders up the middle.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

Sorry for accusing you Anon, but there was a guy on here who was even worse than you who called himself Hitler.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

Whoa. Worse than you, that's brutal.

Greg Cohen said...

That doubleplay was big... And turned very nicely by Pena and Cano.

Anonymous said...

That was two feet outside.

- Not the douchebag

Greg Cohen said...

lol yes it was.

Anonymous said...

Worse than me? I doubt that =)

And, typical Jeter GIDP, even though the 2nd baseman booted it, and no range at SS, what a killer combination! No wonder teams loving playing the Yankees. They have no one. Their lineup stinks, thanks to Cashman.

If I do use a sig it will be something IHATEBRIANCASHMAN.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

Ya know, I'll admit, their lineup is pretty bad right now. But when Teix gets hot, A-Rod returns, and we get the lineup we imagined during the offseason, it'll be the best lnieup in the league.

Greg Cohen said...

Hopefully.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

Looks like we may have something going...come on Swish!

Greg Cohen said...

Swisher needs to be moved down in the order.

Anonymous said...

You're too positive about this lineup. I have seen nothing in years to be up beat about and they are all older, slower and worse. Cashman has done such a poor job it is unimaginable. I know ad nauseum..

Greg Cohen said...

You never take a break from bashing this team, do you?

Anonymous said...

No. Not really.

Greg Cohen said...

Interesting...

Meanwhile, Verlander looks almost unhittable. Why did he have to find himself against us?

Vinsanity13 said...

That seams to be a hard slump for Swish. As they say : "you always live up to the back of your baseball card". And Swisher's say he usually hits .230.

Anyway, I cannot believe someone else (maybe the same Anon, who knows) said the Yankees had to get rid of Mo!

What exactly leads you to this conclusion? The only closer in the same sentence as Mo is Papelbon. And guess what! The BoSox aren't shopping him!

Go Bombers.

Greg Cohen said...

Whoa, Swisher. I didn't know he had that in him.

will said...

actually hitler was funny.

Greg Cohen said...

lol sometimes he was.

will said...

So I see at least the starting pitching isn't sucking tonight. After aj blew the 6-0 lead I couldn't watch any more yankee baseball the rest of the weekend.

Larry Legend said...

Hey guys! What a shitty fucking weekend. It's okay though, they'll fight back. CC's looking nasty tonight, too bad Verlander is looking even better

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

This is acutually a pretty good game. We haven't seen a good pitchers dule yet this year, and I think we're watching one right now.

Greg Cohen said...

Hey Larry. Yea, it was really bad. Hopefully they can find a way to score a few runs.

Anonymous said...

And CC totally implodes. What a fucking waste of money on this fat bastard.

Yankeeboy98 "B-Boy" said...

Aww come on! 4-0.

Greg Cohen said...

Well, that was quick.

Larry Legend said...

This sucks.

Anonymous said...

All pitchers find themselves against the Yankees. And, that's because there is simply nothing to be afraid of....I have repeated this over and over and over. These pitchers can just let it fly....

Another run caused by Cashman's great OF. Mediocre OFers and mediocre SS's make these semi-routine plays and keep runners from scoring. But, not with Cashman's prowess of building a team.

I wonder what Cashman is doing right now.....gambling, drinking or smoking like all good Catholics.

Anonymous said...

More clutch hitting from ANYONE that plays the Yanks and no clutch hitting by the Yanks. Ahhhhhh I love the Cashman years. These are the days of our lives...

Anonymous said...

Some ace. This team fucking sucks.

Greg Cohen said...

And you're a douche.

Greg Cohen said...

Wow, what a play on both ends, too bad he was safe. Finally the umps gives the Yankees a call and it's in a game that's basically over.

will said...

Much more of this will be the end of girardi. There is going to have to be a massive coaching staff shake up. This team has weak points but on paper its a lot better than what we're seeing - for example teixeira not hitting and the bullpen usage and nobody notice wang wasn't ready to leave tampa.

Unless the yankees get it together I'm ready to put money on girardi being gone my june 1. They may give him 2 weeks with arod - but arods not going to be able to turnthis around himself.

Danny said...

Greg, now are you starting to see that my complaints about Joe and his staff? When are the Yankees going to pull the plug on this coaching internship and hire a staff with some kind of resume?

Greg Cohen said...

Danny,

What concerns are you specifically talking about?

Anyway, I'm very disappointed in this team and coaching staff so far. But then again I think we all are.

Anonymous said...

Mark "Pop Up" Texeira. He is fitting in perfectly. I guess this is what happens when no one can hit with RISP, after awhile, everyone starts trying to be the savior with a HR. Congrats Mark you have been converted!

Anonymous said...

And, again Greg, I didn't write that commment. You're not very discernable are you? Then again, that's what happens when you're raised on the news media. I feel sorry for you.

- The Douche

Greg Cohen said...

So there are two anonymous cowards who hate the Yankees and are using this blog as a place to express that hatred. Fantastic!

will said...

I think it is a failure of girardi and the hitting and pitching coaches that tex and sabathia are subpar. Someone needs to calm tex down, and someone needs to work with sabathia closely to stop the mid-game unravellings. We should be seeing more coach visits to the mound when cc starts to come unglued.

Unfortunately Girardi's handling of the pen (which is pretty sucky to start) isn't really anything that anyone but girardi can change. And ultimately I think girardi is doomed because he seems to be such a retard at managing the pitchers.

will said...

protip - dont feed the trolls

Greg Cohen said...

Will,

Both Sabathia and Teixeira have been terrible in April throughout their careers. I don't necessarily understand it or accept it as an excuse but it is what it is. They've been this way their whole careers and we knew that when the Yanks signed them.

As far as Girardi, I think he's been terrible overall this year.

Hitler said...

Hey guys! Haven't seen you in a while. What's going on, besides the Yankees losing?

Anonymous said...

First, why should Girardi be fired and not Cashman? Girardi is simply working with the garbage players and team that Cashman built. The Yankees have the worst OF in the entire league. They have no defense and no SS.

Second, CC did NOT pitch bad tonight. If he has any kind of defense he might give up 2 runs over 8IP. But, Jeter and Damon are both good for giving up a couple every game.

Third, $200m payroll and no bench. How is that possible?

If Girardi goes (and he should) then so should Cashman.

- The Douche

Greg Cohen said...

Oh no, Hitler's back.

And the Yankees have the tying run at the plate.

Hitler said...

They'll choke again asshole, just like they did in the 8th.

Danny said...

Here's my gripes Greg,

The fact that Joe himself is clueless at situational managing and really does not have the experience to be managing a top AL team whether it be the Yankees, Angels, or Red Sox. He should of been learning on the job with a team like the Royals. His coaching staff choices read off like an internship in major league coaching. At least Torre was smart enough to surround himself with coaches that may not have been great managers in their own right but were sharper baseball minds than he was, and he listened to them.

The pitching coach should not be allowed within 1000 ft of major league pitching. I don't care what progress he may have made with the young arms. I have seen non of it translate on the major league level proving his inability to coach major league pitcher or understand the major league game.

The third base coach should just be called" Designated Fan". He gets paid to watch the game from the best spot in the house while doing nothing.

I exempt the first base coach because obviously they went, dug up, and reanimated Casey Stengel, but don't quite trust zombies to actively manage. I will not speak ill of the deceased.

Tony Pena, A plus! He's the only good egg.

Greg Cohen said...

Damn it Posada you slow bastard.

Hitler said...

Alright Greg! Using your big-boy words!

Anonymous said...

I know this is after the fact but why didn't Girardi have Molina bunt and then pinch hit Posada for Pena? Was that too creative for him?

Hitler said...

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Yankees loose! Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Yankees loose!

Guess I came too late. Good by for now, bitches.

Greg Cohen said...

Yea I can't argue with much of that. The managing has been awful all year.

Kevin Long and Dave Eiland have also done nothing to show me they belong here.

Anonymous said...

I'm a disgruntled Yankee fan not a douche.

Anonymous said...

Posada should be designated for assignment for not hustling. He wasn't trying or busting it at all.

This losing streak was all started, and completed by the new Yankee killers. Their names: Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Damon, Matsui and Posada.

Cashman sure is good at getting a whole team full of DH/1B!

Anonymous said...

Oops forgot to sign my name ^^

- The Douche

Greg Cohen said...

And Anon, that's not a bad idea at all, especially when you consider Posada's speed.

Maybe Girardi didn't want to play for a tie, but I hate that excuse. I'd rather be tied and go to extras than lose.

Anonymous said...

As I said last night Greg, Eiland was 12-27 in his career with a 5.47era

and Kevin Long only played 7 seasons, and had a lifetime average of .312-.314 I believe.

I dont think either belong here, overhaul the coaching staff, bring back Gator and bring in O'neil as the hitting coach, we need emotion in the dugout.

-Eric Cartman

Mike B. said...

Oh boy, it's getting worse. I saw the score after spending the day in the recording studio.

I will agree that the Yankee coaching staff looks like droll amateurs. I'm sure they're there only because Girardi wanted to bring in his own coaches. Well, shit, I could do a better job, and I'm not BSing you.

We need to make a change fast, because as I said last night Girardi looks like a lost little boy. Someone else needs to go, too, but I promised I'd hold my tongue for now.

Our team is fast losing confidence. I'm going to try prayer....

Mike

PS In reaction to an earlier post in this thread: is Cashman Catholic? Just wundrin'!