Angels top Yankees, 10-6

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It really doesn't seem to matter how these games start in this ballpark. Just about all of them end in the same frustrating way for the Yankees.

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Jim

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Jul 10, 2009
 
Time for Joba to go back to the BP!
Tom

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Jul 10, 2009
 
I can't wait to hear this idiot sugarcoat this one. "Oh but I felt real good just before I gave up another big homerun." And what is Girardi doing putting in Bruney when he clearly has nothing??? Anytime this manager is called to make an important decision he fouls it up. The sad part is this team is too good for him. Girardi you suck!
Jim

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Jul 11, 2009
 
It's now official: Anaheim Stadium is now the house of horrors for the Yanks. They don't pitch well there, don't execute there, and have now lost 15 out of the last 20 in that stadium. That stadium is in their heads as much as the Angels are!
Jim

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Oh yeah forgot, Joba Rules says that he needs to improve and learn from it. Well, that is the sticking point Joba man, you are not learning and making progress, in fact you are regressing. If anybody says otherwise,
they are deluding themselves, but not me!
Ed Z

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Both Jim's are right. Joba doesn't have what "it" takes to be a starter - was anyone comfortable with those 4 run leads?- and Anaheim is a place the Yanks don't play well at all. So the scary part - can't win in LA and have yet to beat Boston - the two main roadblocks to WS again this year.
Jim

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Ed Z wrote:
Both Jim's are right. Joba doesn't have what "it" takes to be a starter - was anyone comfortable with those 4 run leads?- and Anaheim is a place the Yanks don't play well at all. So the scary part - can't win in LA and have yet to beat Boston - the two main roadblocks to WS again this year.
Ed, to answer your question, I was sitting last night, 4-0 then 5-1, and I was not comfortable at all. And another thing, he just lets up a run in the 5th, 2 on, and he goes with his THIRD best pitch, a hanging curveball to Morales that I think I would have hit out, haha! Who the hell called for a curve there?
John From Windham Maine

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Jim wrote:
Time for Joba to go back to the BP!
Totally agree.He doesn't have what it takes to be an effective starter.I will say however, last nights lose was a team effort.The starting pitching stunk. The bullpen wasn't much better.Guys who make many millions of dollars a year should not be dropping pop ups that little leaugers are expected to catch.
NYStateOfMind

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Jul 11, 2009
 
I'm going to show age here...

Many pitchers have had struggles early in their major league career. One that comes to mind is Nolan Ryan. Back in 1970 and 1971, he couldn't get the ball over the plate if he was standing 10 feet from the plate throwing underhand. When the trade was made for Jim Fregosi (yikes!), the Angels made it known that Nolan Ryan will have the time to develop and would live with the results. The rest, as they say is history...

This is no way an attempt of any comparison. Sometimes, certain pitchers have a longer learning curve. I do believe he "it". Just look at the game last season at Boston against Beckett. He has the pitches to be successful at the major league level. I see this as an issue of developing consistency and learning the nuances of being a starting pitcher in the major leagues...
Jimmy

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Trying to figure out what is up with Joba, but clearly, he is not performing! What I am beginning to believe is that it may have something to do with his head....his maturity level...to stay 100% focused throughout the game...not the sharpest knife in the draw by any means. I really question him as a starter until proven otherwise. Perhaps he is just a one or two inning reliever..but a decision has to be made because every time he pitches it makes me very nervous. He has had a lot of offense/run support behind him to take any preasure off of him.
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Jul 11, 2009
 
The Joba rule should kick in after 25 pitches. This seems to be his max. The Yankee rule seems to be get 2 strikes now throw 4 balls to see if the batter will reach for them. The Pitching coach is suspect on this team. The pitching philosophy is suspect. The team doesn't seem to win very many low scoring games.
Joe

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Joba is showing signs that bullpen may be his calling. He's got about the same number of starts as Pettitte, Burnett and Sabathia but way less innings, and thus, way less decisions. The team does have a good record in his starts, but he's putting himself at the mercy of the bullpen.
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Jul 11, 2009
 
Note to Joba:

Youre disappointing more than just your teammates...the fans that stand behind you as a starter.

Get your azzzz back in the bullpen where you belong.
loose ball

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Since being injured last year, Joba has not been the same. Last night most of his fastballs were in the high eighties/low nineties. He has lost 5-6 mph.

Perhaps being back in the bullpen would be better for Joba and the team.
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Jul 11, 2009
 
Throw him back in the bullpen! jeez. enough of this.
Just fist me No grease

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Jul 11, 2009
 
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Babe Ruth

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Jul 11, 2009
 
First of all , bringing up A-Roid's and Palmeiro's HR numbers means nothing anymore !!
Second of all it's time to put Joba back in the pen !! Case closed !
Jerry

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Jul 11, 2009
 
He's definitely lost something. He threw a number of fastballs at 87, made me look twice to make sure it was Joba.
loose ball wrote:
Since being injured last year, Joba has not been the same. Last night most of his fastballs were in the high eighties/low nineties. He has lost 5-6 mph.
Perhaps being back in the bullpen would be better for Joba and the team.
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#20
Jul 11, 2009
 
Fear the monkey. Don't laugh at it. Fear it. Gain strength from it's power. Understand it. Realize that any Yankee effort to undo Halo dominance of the pinstripes is futile. Go ahead. Get hot. Go on a streak. Start making World Series plans. Sweep the Twins. Pretend that you are actually a great team. Just remember, the monkey will do what he always does since people started paying attention to the Yankees again in 1995. Destroy the Yankees. It's truly an amazing dominance. Two best Halos on the DL? No trouble. The monkey will take care of it?
Fear the monkey to conquer it.
Burnett is da man

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Jul 11, 2009
 
NYStateOfMind wrote:
I'm going to show age here...
Many pitchers have had struggles early in their major league career. One that comes to mind is Nolan Ryan. Back in 1970 and 1971, he couldn't get the ball over the plate if he was standing 10 feet from the plate throwing underhand. When the trade was made for Jim Fregosi (yikes!), the Angels made it known that Nolan Ryan will have the time to develop and would live with the results. The rest, as they say is history...
This is no way an attempt of any comparison. Sometimes, certain pitchers have a longer learning curve. I do believe he "it". Just look at the game last season at Boston against Beckett. He has the pitches to be successful at the major league level. I see this as an issue of developing consistency and learning the nuances of being a starting pitcher in the major leagues...
Good analysis - the only thing is that Joba's got decent control and his velocity is no where near Nolan's - his pitches are just fat and flat and what happened to that killer slider? You rarely see it now - is it because the hitters have figured it out, and lay off it, or it just has no bite? Oh yeah, why bring up Melansux, and dropping Alby, when Albaladejo has been pitching well? And Girardi brought Melansux and Bruney in because the bp was spent from the Aceves start. Give Mitre a shot, but Chamberlain is a MAJOR concern right now...VERY disappointing. Saying he looks pedestrian and lacking guts is an understatement. He truly needs a mental overhaul as well.
Burnett is da man

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Jimmy wrote:
Trying to figure out what is up with Joba, but clearly, he is not performing! What I am beginning to believe is that it may have something to do with his head....his maturity level...to stay 100% focused throughout the game...not the sharpest knife in the draw by any means. I really question him as a starter until proven otherwise. Perhaps he is just a one or two inning reliever..but a decision has to be made because every time he pitches it makes me very nervous. He has had a lot of offense/run support behind him to take any preasure off of him.
Well said.

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