Yankees skid into All-Star break as Angels sweep

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Three days ago the All-Star break looked like an inconvenience, something that could only serve as a momentum-buster for one of baseball's hottest teams. Full Story
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Since: Jun 07

Oceanside, NY

#1 Jul 12, 2009
I am SO sick of the Yankees losing to this effing team over and over and over again. They play that National League style the Yankees just can't seem to come up with AND the pitching STUNK from Friday-Sunday.
edwardo

Naples, FL

#2 Jul 12, 2009
overpaids cannot play with the big boys-plain & simple
check their record against top teams-and so thats why they will NOT make the playoffs and if by miracle they do
--out you go in the 1st round
professionally speaking they need a new manager and get a rod some professional help
Sportsfan

Tampa, FL

#3 Jul 12, 2009
Yankees have two daddy's now. The Red Sox and The Angels! If you cannot beat these teams you may as well call it a season.
Face it, another Yankee team without the right stuff!
Angel Greg

Yorba Linda, CA

#4 Jul 12, 2009
As much as I hate the Yankees, I hate the Bosox even more.
I wish we could handle them as easily as we handle the Yankees. I'm sure Yankee fan's wish that, too.
Enjoy your non-post season off season, again.
go ANAHEIM Angel's
jperez

Norcross, GA

#5 Jul 12, 2009
The Yanks are a bunch of gutless head cases. Their talent and payroll dictate they should always, at worst, be competitive. Time for Cashman and Giradi to go. We need a manager like Sweet Lou who will get in their face and give them something else to fear rather than the Red Soxs and Angels.

“Another 240 million”

Since: May 09

Up in smoke

#6 Jul 12, 2009
the most overrated pieces of garbage in baseball,AROD and pray,a 1 man 220 million dollar team,nice to see the fat slob sabathia with as many wins at the break as carl pavanno,what a joke,they wont come near the play-offs
dum dum

Huntington, NY

#7 Jul 12, 2009
bobby abreu?
LIAM

Casselberry, FL

#8 Jul 12, 2009
haha Was wondering where all the haters were before this series started. Yanks lose 3 games after being on fire for acouple weeks and what do ya know they are out in full force. haha
Not the way I wanted the Yanks to go into the break but I will take the record at this point anytime. Start the second half only 3 games back after losing all 8 games to the sox in the first half. This team is in very good shape right now even if the haters don't want to face it.
big deal

Bangkok, Thailand

#9 Jul 12, 2009
The Yanks are way ahead of last year!!
Joe Must Go

Birmingham, AL

#10 Jul 12, 2009
These guys must have the worst batting average in all of baseball when the bases are loaded. They must be batting below .250 in what should be the easiest time to get a hit. Please get rid of Joe Girardi. He flat out stinks.
John From Windham Maine

Waterford, ME

#11 Jul 13, 2009
Joe Must Go wrote:
These guys must have the worst batting average in all of baseball when the bases are loaded. They must be batting below .250 in what should be the easiest time to get a hit. Please get rid of Joe Girardi. He flat out stinks.
Twice the bases loaded with no outs and they only pick up one run.Teixeria has been awful with men on base. Everytime I see him up with men on, he either strikes out or bangs into a double play. He has hit only one homerun in a month and is hitting some 30 points below his life time batting average. He has been stinking the place up.He isn't the only one. This weekend was a team effort. Totally unacceptable for the money they are paying these guys.Just like that, we go from tied for first place to being now 3 games out. Abreau would look nice in right field now.
LetsGoMets

Simi Valley, CA

#13 Jul 13, 2009
Juuuuust another Angels s-s-s-s-weep of the Skanks. LIGHT UP THAT HALO!
Chris FitzGerald

Orinda, CA

#14 Jul 13, 2009
I'm amazed by the Yankees' indifference to their inability to beat the best teams. The Sox and Angels own them and they're 15-17 in their own division with 40 divisional games to go. They've played one of the easiest schedules to date (SOS .504) and face one of the toughest for the rest of the season (SOS .515). The players are delusional if they think they'll get to the post season without beating the contenders.

The pitching has been worse than their record suggests: the staff as a whole leads the majors in HR's and walks surrendered and Burnett, Pettitte and Chamberlain rank 1st, 6th and 9th in walks surrendered. The offense has rescued the pitching against weak teams but can't come through against quality pitching and good defense.

And Erik you're overstating the teams' recent surge. Sure they trailed by 6.5 early in the season but they led the Sox by a game on June 8. Over the last five weeks they've lost four games in the standings
Stump Merrill

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 13, 2009
Bobby Clarkes Gums wrote:
I am SO sick of the Yankees losing to this effing team over and over and over again. They play that National League style the Yankees just can't seem to come up with AND the pitching STUNK from Friday-Sunday.
The Stinkees were built to beat up on the weak teams. They can't beat contenders Boston or the Angels. You can put a folk in them. At least you can listen to John Sterling and Suzayn Waldman exaggerate them to the World Series.
Stump Merrill

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jul 13, 2009
LIAM wrote:
haha Was wondering where all the haters were before this series started. Yanks lose 3 games after being on fire for acouple weeks and what do ya know they are out in full force. haha
Not the way I wanted the Yanks to go into the break but I will take the record at this point anytime. Start the second half only 3 games back after losing all 8 games to the sox in the first half. This team is in very good shape right now even if the haters don't want to face it.
Good shape? Hell, you think the New York Rangers are going to win the Stanley Cup (they have one Cup in 70 years) so maybe it is you who doesn't want to face the fact the Stinkees are not what they sterioded up to be.
AaronSlick51

Meriden, CT

#17 Jul 13, 2009
Worst of all was being abused by a makeshift line-up of a team decimated by injuries. Perhaps Roger Clemens should take over as the pitching coach and show these pitchers when to knock hitters down to stop the constant abuse. The Angels batters are simply too comfortable knowing they will see every pitch down the middle. A fastball in the ribs would be worth a try now and then.
John

Bayonne, NJ

#18 Jul 13, 2009
Stump Merrill wrote:
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The Stinkees were built to beat up on the weak teams. They can't beat contenders Boston or the Angels. You can put a folk in them. At least you can listen to John Sterling and Suzayn Waldman exaggerate them to the World Series.
I'd rather listen to them instead of Michael Kaye on Yes sucking everyone's co**. He is horrible. Even after Cano hits into yet another double play Kaye is sucking up to him.
Man

Ronkonkoma, NY

#19 Jul 13, 2009
ok, 1) the pitching could use some brush back purpose pitches every now and then. hitters are very comfortable against Yankee pitching. they get rite in there and dig in...
2) bases loaded twice yest w/no outs and they get nuthing (except that 1 run). ok pitcher made great unexpected play to double up melky but...)they gotta do more & be more productive in those spots with RISP.
3) Fri nite when joba pitched...it time to re-evaluate Joba in his spot. he had me fumed to get beat up and have to leave in the 4th. he is consistently havin to leave in the 4th or 5th inning. learn how to friggin pitch and put guys away! meanwhile Hughes is flourishing in the 8th spot that Joba doesnt want. Joba just isbnt getting it done.
4) dont beat up Texiera just yet. his bat may not be the hottest right now BUT...his fielding is saving runs every game he plays. he picks, scoops, digs, and handles everything that comes his way...
Busey

Melville, NY

#20 Jul 13, 2009
Sportsfan wrote:
Yankees have two daddy's now. The Red Sox and The Angels! If you cannot beat these teams you may as well call it a season.
Face it, another Yankee team without the right stuff!
Didn't the Yanks take 2 of 3 from them last month?
Just Saying

United States

#21 Jul 13, 2009
Chris FitzGerald wrote:
I'm amazed by the Yankees' indifference to their inability to beat the best teams. The Sox and Angels own them and they're 15-17 in their own division with 40 divisional games to go. They've played one of the easiest schedules to date (SOS .504) and face one of the toughest for the rest of the season (SOS .515). The players are delusional if they think they'll get to the post season without beating the contenders.
The pitching has been worse than their record suggests: the staff as a whole leads the majors in HR's and walks surrendered and Burnett, Pettitte and Chamberlain rank 1st, 6th and 9th in walks surrendered. The offense has rescued the pitching against weak teams but can't come through against quality pitching and good defense.
And Erik you're overstating the teams' recent surge. Sure they trailed by 6.5 early in the season but they led the Sox by a game on June 8. Over the last five weeks they've lost four games in the standings
I'm a lifelong Yankees fan, but I have to agree with much of what you wrote. Their record of 51 and 37 at the All Star Break is good, even after losing this series, but they're still only 2 and 12 against the Red Sox and Angels this season, either or both of whom they will most likely face in the playoffs. The pitching, both starting and the bullpen, has been erratic and inconsistent, and you can't make it to the World Series on offense alone. Not very encouraging, unless they all step up and play the way they should, given the talent on this team.

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