Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

Author Archives: Stacey Gotsulias

Tonight’s Lineup, Roster Moves and Nova’s Elbow

Ellsbury CF
Jeter SS
Beltran RF
Soriano DH
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Gardner LF
Roberts 2B
Solarte 3B

Sabathia LHP

Per Chad Jennings of the Lohud Yankees Blog: Pitchers Shane Greene and Bruce Billings are listed on the roster, reliever infielder Preston Claiborne and Dean Anna are not. Both Anna and Claiborne were optioned to Triple A Scranton. Ivan Nova has been moved to the 60-day DL because he is now scheduled to have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews.

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IIATMS Podcast Episode 15: Pineda Ejection, Starter Pipeline, Prospect Profiles, and More!

Last night, while we were getting ready to record our 15th episode of the ‘It’s About The Yankees, Stupid’ podcast, the Michael Pineda incident occurred which altered our plans slightly because of course we’d have to talk about it. The Yankees’ starting pitcher being ejected for using a foreign substance is, as Vice President Joe Biden would say, a big ^&*$ing deal. After that Domenic, EJ and yours truly soldiered on and talked about what the loss of Pineda (for a couple of starts due to suspension) and Ivan Nova for the rest of the year means to the Yankees and how they will plug the holes in the rotation; Domenic and EJ talked about two more Yankee prospects while I listened intently (I swear, I was); Domenic ranted about a certain trade that happened a few days ago, I ranted about an incident on Twitter and we answered listener email.

As always you can leave a comment below, tweet us at @IIATMS or email us at stupidyankeespodcast@gmail.com

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A Sticky Situation: Red Sox 5, Yankees 1

So, heard any good jokes lately?

This game was a disaster from the start. Michael Pineda was struggling to get through the first inning and was lucky to escape down only two runs. Then the brazen young pitcher decided to go out to the mound with some pine tar on his neck of all places, the Red Sox bench noticed, notified the umps and he was thrown out of the game.

Yeah.

And according to MLB rule 8.02(a)(4) (there are a lot of parts to the rule), a pitcher may not use a “foreign substance” on the baseball and violation of that rule is a mandatory 10-game suspension.

Oh good, this is just what the Yankees’ rotation needs, another missing starter. It’s bad enough the Yankees have to figure how they’re going deal with the loss of Ivan Nova for the season but now they have to worry about Pineda missing two starts on top of that?

After Pineda was ejected, an unmanned camera for the ESPN broadcast was positioned to film the tunnel from the Yankees dugout to the clubhouse.…

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Game 21: Big Mike vs. Lackey

Welcome to tonight’s game thread.

Here are your lineups:

YANKEES
Ellsbury, CF
Jeter, SS
Beltran, DH
McCann, C
Soriano, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Gardner, RF
Roberts, 2B
Johnson, 3B

RED SOX
Sizemore, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Carp, LF
Pierzynski, C
Bogaerts, SS
Holt, 3B
Bradley Jr., CF

Pitching matchup: Pineda (2-1, 1.00 ERA) vs. Lackey (2-2, 5.25 ERA)

As always, behave, be respectful of your fellow IIATMS readers and have fun!

Go Yankees.

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Monday Afternoon Open Thread: 4/21/14

It’s an off day so here is an open thread for the afternoon.

Discuss anything you’d like: Other baseball games, basketball, hockey, the weather, etc.

Oh and just in case you forgot, this happened two years ago today:

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A Dean Anna Split: Yankees 5, Rays 1 F/12

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Dean Anna’s Nickname is “Raccoon”

Okay, I have to confess, I missed the 9th-11th innings of this game because I was eating Easter dinner with my mom and Aunt but I did leave the table a couple of times to see what was happening and I finished my plate just as the 12th inning was getting interesting.

In case you missed it, that was when the good stuff happened for the Yankees.

And it went a little something like this:

  • Heath Bell walks Yangervis Solarte.
  • Joe Maddon walks out to the mound to replace Bell with C. J. Riefenhauser while wearing his three quarter sleeved Rays hoodie and hipster glasses. He’s so cool and so hip! Yawn.
  • Brett Gardner grounds into a force out and Solarte is out at second.
  • Brian Roberts lines out to short for the second out.
  • Brian McCann singles to center and Gardner advances to 3rd.
  • After a visit to the mound, the Rays decide to intentionally walk Jacoby Ellsbury to load the bases because surely the better matchup in this situation would be Dean Anna, right?

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