NYY 7, Tampa Bay 5

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Credit where credit is due -- Girardi's decision to pinch hit Vernon Wells in the seventh certainly looked like yet another one of Girardi's WTF moves. But then in hindsight, it was quite smart. Wells has been a sure out for a long time now, but only when the pitcher ...

What Is Girardi Thinking?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The fact that Vernon Wells is still on the roster boggles my mind, but I suppose there might not be any viable alternative -- I guess I can kinda see that.  BUT, what the hell is he doing not only in the starting lineup, but also batting cleanup????  Over the ...

NYY 4, Kansas City 2

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Another excellent start by Kuroda, but then that's not exactly man-bites-dog news these days. I guess I understand Girardi's logic in bringing Robertson in to finish the eighth, and then using Mo for the save in the ninth -- you never know what's going to happen tomorrow, it might rain, ...

The A-Rod Soap Opera Final Season Begins

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

WTF is going on with the Yankees benching A-Rod? I can certainly understand pinch hitting for him in high leverage situations against right-handers. But pulling him from the starting lineup makes no sense at all. Sure he's in a huge post-season slump, but so are five other regular players. And ...

Raul Ibanez 3, Baltimore 2

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

As much grief as I give Girardi for piss-poor managing, credit where credit is due -- pinch hitting Ibanez for a struggling A-Rod in the ninth took a hell of a lot of cojones. Now it was hardly a brilliant move, as I'm sure some in the media are ...

Stop The Whining

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

There's lots of whining in Yankee Land about the missed call at first base last night that prevented the Yankees from tying the game in the ninth. And of course there are the requisite cries for instant replay as a solution. But as I've said before, that's BS. First ...

Baltimore 6, NYY 1

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The Yankees' one decent pitcher gives up three runs in the first 1.1 innings, and one of their two decent hitters earns a golden sombrero. That's pretty much all you need to know about this game. The Yankees are one very bad team right now. And not that it ...

NYY 3, Texas 0

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Superb outing from Hiroki Kuroda -- that's six straight "quality starts" from him, in five of which he allowed less than three runs. Sorry CC, but right now Kuroda is the ace of the staff. Just no arguing that. And kudos to Nick Swisher who is pretty ...

NYY 6, Seattle 3

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Definitely getting back on track here. Excellent outing by CC, nice bounce back from that ugly Boston start. And kudos to Girardi in the ninth for leaving him in to get the complete game. When Girardi went out there after the Ackley home run, I had visions of OOGY ugliness ...

Boston 8, NYY 6

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Does Joe Girardi not understand that David Phelps right now is his best pitcher? Does he not understand that Phelps is fully stretched out and can easily go 6+ innings? Sheez, tonight he made the EXACT SAME friggin' mistake he made Sunday, not leaving Phelps in with the ...