• July 17th vs. The Blue Jays

    Posted by on July 17th, 2007 · Comments (12)

    As I write this, it’s 2-2 in the top of the 10th with one out. Joe Girardi, in the YES coverage, said it best during the 8th inning tonight: “These are the games that you can’t afford to let get away.”

    So, what will it be Yankees?

    Comments on July 17th vs. The Blue Jays

    1. Garcia
      July 17th, 2007 | 10:42 pm

      A win!

    2. baileywalk
      July 17th, 2007 | 11:12 pm

      Steve, you really should have had the cojones to say if you thought they were going to win tonight. Based on your past comments about this team, my guess is that you thought they would lose.

      Why did Larry Bowa send Cairo home in the ninth? There were no outs with the heart of the lineup coming up. (Cano bails out the dude that yells at him all the time.)

      After reading Peter Abraham’s game notes just now, I’m trying to decide who’s more annoying — Peter or Michael Kay. It’s close.

    3. JeremyM
      July 18th, 2007 | 12:08 am

      Big win, they almost flushed it down the drain, but thank God they didn’t. Couple things-if Damon is in a slump, I can see why he’s playing-I seem to recall that he tends to have bad, bad, ugly “Dear God, what is that thing” slumps. But if he’s hurt, for the love of God move on so they can get someone who can help the club. Yes, he drew a nice walk towards the end, but I’m sick of him taking 0-fers.

      Also, espn has a headline for a Neyer article saying the Yanks found a “gem in Ramirez”.

      Who?

    4. j
      July 18th, 2007 | 12:26 am

      Steve,

      We’re now 8 back, and 7 in the loss column (which is the ‘real’ number.) Are you going to do another “the Yankees need to go.. if the Red Sox go.. to …”

      I posted this on RLYW- the Red Sox have played exactly .500 ball since June 1st (20-20 including tonights game.) If the Yanks didn’t lay an egg during that road trip against Colorado and San Fransisco, it wouldn’t be an ‘if’. And even now, I think the division is still up for grabs. The 6 games against the Sox are the key.

      But of course, you’re sure it’s over, right?

    5. July 18th, 2007 | 12:40 am

      this team is winning IN SPITE of Torre and Farns. God, is there a more disgusting sight than Farnsworth pitching in a close game? He got lucky on that screaming liner that AP caught, and again on the liner to end the inning. And the fucking throw to 1b with the guy standing there?!

      well, at least some of the bad luck from the first half is starting to even out…

      i’m not trying to be a downer in the midst of a hot streak, but saturday might be a long, bad day. with desalvo and igawa, the rays have a good chance to take both. every win before then makes it that much more palatable.

    6. Pete
      July 18th, 2007 | 7:32 am

      >> Also, espn has a headline for a Neyer article saying the Yanks found a “gem in Ramirez”. >>

      Edwar, no?

    7. July 18th, 2007 | 9:04 am

      ~~~Steve, you really should have had the cojones to say if you thought they were going to win tonight. Based on your past comments about this team, my guess is that you thought they would lose.~~~

      To be honest, I saw this one going either way – but, for sure, the eventual outcome was a great one.

    8. JeremyM
      July 18th, 2007 | 9:08 am

      >> Also, espn has a headline for a Neyer article saying the Yanks found a “gem in Ramirez”. >>

      Edwar, no?

      As I said, who? The guy never pitches, yet Farnsworth gets chance after chance to blow it.

    9. Raf
      July 18th, 2007 | 10:42 am

      To be honest, I saw this one going either way – but, for sure, the eventual outcome was a great one.
      =======
      especially with Cano knocking in the winning run

    10. #15
      July 18th, 2007 | 12:48 pm

      Andy really battled last night. Matched up against Halliday, knowing one mistake might cost the game. Great to see him have success after a couple of tough outings. Old Mo is shifting here..Yanks have 2 more against Toronto, then 7 against KC and TB (need to not let this BJ series end in a 2-2 split. Botox have 8 against the Whitox and the Tribe. Big two ahead.

    11. baileywalk
      July 18th, 2007 | 1:52 pm

      this team is winning IN SPITE of Torre and Farns.

      i’m not trying to be a downer in the midst of a hot streak, but saturday might be a long, bad day. with desalvo and igawa, the rays have a good chance to take both.
      —-

      The Farnsworth thing has to be addressed already. Torre got defensive when asked why Farns was still pitching the eighth. Well, Joe, he’s blown about the last five games he’s appeared in. When he hasn’t blown it, it was pure luck (people getting thrown out at second, linedrive double plays, etc.). I don’t see anything different about Farnsworth’s mechanics, and he was throwing 97/98 last night according to the gun, but something is wrong with him. Two years ago Farns was one of the best relievers in baseball. Last year he started out poorly but finished strong. This year he’s a punching bag. Something is up. Is Guidry even working with him? Is anyone?

      Farnsworth can’t pitch the eighth anymore. It’s almost automatic that he’ll blow it. With the team having to win every game, you can’t have this guy holding them hostage. And he’s not Mo, for God’s sake. It’s Kyle friggin’ Farnsworth. I find the whole thing mind-boggling.

      And you’re right about the Igawa/DeSalvo doubleheader. If the Yankees don’t score a combined fifty runs in those games, they are going to get swept. DeSalvo might have a chance if they swing at everything he throws up there, but I would expect both Igawa and DeSalvo to use this doubleheader to prove once again that neither is worthy of pitching in the major leagues.

    12. brockdc
      July 18th, 2007 | 2:54 pm

      Preach it, Brother Bailey!

      Torre and Cashman can’t seem to overcome their fetish for trying to force the square peg into the round hole ad nauseum, insisting that Pavano would be to be an essential component of their rotation in ’07, insisting that Kei Igawa had good enough stuff to be a decent back-of-the-rotation (isn’t that an oxymoron?) guy, and now insisting that Farnsworth’s still cut out for set-up duty (and no sane GM wants him, so stop trying to “showcase” him).

      This mindset is not a function of loyalty to players – it’s a bi-product of stubborness, it’s hubris, and it’s this mentality that has cost the Yankees precious wins this season.

      Oh, and by the way, we will see Edwar on Saturday, as the bullpen will log more innings than the starters.

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