Chances we see Hughes for two innings? 0%
Chances we see Bruney blow the lead? 75%
Dont Make Me Sad =(
I’m going to repeat this, because it bears repeating:
Alfredo Aceves needs to buy Alex Rodriguez a steak and a blow job tonight.
A-rod is a fucking god
Nice fall after the catch, Torii.
Cheer for a guy who went around the ball and took a longer route to it just to dive a little bit…
I would like to single the Angels to death but we don’t play like that. We hit rockets to the outfielders for doubles and outs. I for once just wish we could slap the ball around and make them feel how I feel.
I dunno… Smashing homers has given the Yanks more runs than the Angels so far.
I’m a bit more optimistic I suppose.
positive posse ftw.
&*&%^&^^*&%%%!!! Dammit Torii!
Double P in the house.
This is why you don’t let guys go 8 days without pitching.
I dunno if anyone heard this, but here it is again, only louder
That sounds like a Mastercard commercial.
Torii Hunter catches fly balls in his hat now.
Is Girardi high?
Aceves pitched to 4 batters too many. This is disgusting
This game still doesn’t really matter, though.
Just like getting Andy good, healthy work yesterday was more important than the win, getting Ace some good, healthy work tonight is more important than the win.
Mentally this game has to be huge. Blowing a 5 run lead would really be a kick in the balls
No, not really.
can i have runs and a side of HUGHESSS.
Nothing works against the Angels. It’s amazing.
And Girardi still inspires everyones confidence in a playoff series??
Abreu has had what appears to be a bases loaded walk against Marte in the past. Maybe Girardi was thinking about that. Abreu was 0-1 against Ace with a K before that ab.
Ugh this is not supposed to be here but still applicable, sorta.
Yes. Because tonight’s game is not a game in a playoff series.
What happens tonight: utterly irrelevant
Here’s why you don’t go to Marte there and let Ace keep pitching:
A) Ace needs the work more than Marte does
B) There’s no need to test Marte to see whether or not he can get out the lefty; we all know already he’ll be facing the lefties in October anyway
C) If Ace gets out of it, it builds his confidence more than any confidence build you’d get by bringing in Marte
Well, actually, Ace told Joe that if he took him out, he would get shanked in the shower, but your reasons are good too.
Oh look what I fucking found. Shove it up your ass, Palmer.
So… Aceves is in line for the win. Absolutely ridiculous.
I think it’s up to the official scorer to decide who gets it. It can’t be Gaudin, but I think he could give it to someone other than Aceves. If, like, Hughes threw the next two innings (which he won’t), he could get it I think.
No. I think the win still goes to Gaudin.
Didn’t complete five innings.
OK, nevermind, Gaudin didn’t pitch 5. Kinda forgot about that last out in the 5th.
Angels: single, single, single, single, single, single, foul 1 million pitches off, single
Yankees: fly out, ground out, pop out
Something wrong there…
Yankees: Screaming liner for an out, bouncer that would have been a hit if the pitcher hadn’t reached back over his own shoulder to catch it, deeeeeeeeep fly to the wall
All in under 15 seconds… Very efficient.
I wonder what the time of possession is in this game
Didn’t the Dolphins have the Colts beat in time of possession like 45-15 on Monday Night?
I really do not get all of the complaining about the bullpen usage that goes on here. Everyone preaches all freaking day about these games not meaning much and the Yankees needing to use this time to rest players and figure out the playoff roster, yet once the game starts, that goes out the window. Big deal, he wanted to see Aceves get out of it himself.
I disagree. The Yankees haven’t clinched anything yet (although they minutes from doing so). These games do mean something. This division race is by no means over and the Yankees need to get back to playing good baseball.
And if Joe Girardi’s job right now is to get players right for the playoffs then he’s failing. The bullpen has been completely misused and it shows in his decision to rest Aceves 8 days, leave him in to get shelled, then bring in Marte to face the (switch-hitting) lefty the next inning with no one on. The proper way to use relievers in preparation for the playoffs is to USE THEM IN SITUATIONS THEY WILL ACTUALLY SEE in the playoffs.
It’s not quite time to start coasting through the season. This team needs confidence and needs to play good baseball going into the postseason. If this team can win another series or two they will have PLENTY of time to rest and play meaningless baseball.
Why is Aceves assigned to go long in games for pitchers like Gaudin, and Mitre? He needs to be used in every game he’s available.
Is Palmer 5’4 190 lbs?
via P. Abe: UPDATE, 12:25 a.m.: Great play by A-Rod to snare that ball down the line. That’s two runs if it gets past him. Yankees are lucky Vlad can’t run.
I don’t think that he had to add in that Vlad can’t run, but then again he had to take something away from A-Rod’s play
Thats what he does, can’t wait to see him at the Globe.
It is a good point 6 out of 9 of those pesky fuckers would have beaten that out
Who do you read that stuff?
Well it’s kind of true…I feel that there are plenty of guys that would have beat that out for an infield hit.
you’re probably right. we’ll see in a couple weeks if he makes those same quips about Lowell or Youk
I can hear the LAA fan’s sarcastic comments. It’s annoying.
Fettucine Alfredo’s postseason tryout: FAIL
Who get’s to throw hanging sliders in the bottom of seven?
This wasn’t a tryout. He’s already on the roster.
Agreed. This outing changes nothing. He’s still good money.
He should only throw in odd innings apparently.
He hasn’t pitched since Jnco jeans were popular. Give the guy a break.
Haha that is great. I’ll keep laughing at that until the 19th single in a row by the Angels.
damn i thought he hit that one out
please put in phil hughes for the love of god
anyone but Bruney……please?
you got it.
I have no problem with Girardi letting Ace pitch his way out of trouble.
I have massive problems with the Yankees (again) making Matt Bleepin’ Palmer look like he’s Roy Halladay.
Oh, come on…there were two very well-hit balls in that inning. If they rolled all three pitches over for easy groundouts, I’d agree.
I hear you. But this guy seems to throw zeroes … both describing his stuff AND what the Yankees get off him. It pisses me off.
I do not understand why bullpen struggles bring people here who have never been here before. Why is that?
It his a studied theory that people voice frustration more then approval.
If Bruney come in I’m calling some Tim Donaghy shit on Girardi
wow aceves is back?
This is where not having D-Rob hurts.
No. Nothing in this game hurts other than someone getting hurt.
If we don’t have DRob on October 6th, then it will hurt.
dude, you’re taking this “these games don’t matter” a bit too far. this game is at least of some importance, so we can hold onto the lead for HFA throughout the postseason, which is like 4.5 right now. to say nothing in this game matters besides injury is just wrong
this game is at least of some importance, so we can hold onto the lead for HFA throughout the postseason, which is like 4.5 right now. to say nothing in this game matters besides injury is just wrong
And, when we’re actually at risk of losing HFA and not merely at risk of being at risk of losing HFA, I’ll start to care.
its good that you’re confident in the yanks and by all means you should be, but still.. i just can’t agree that this game has no importance whatsoever
why is ace still out there? GAH.
y can’t phil hughes pitch 2….again?
He’s only conditioned to throw 12 pitches every five days or so.
CAN’T LET YOU DO THAT, STARFOX.
memories sweet, sweet, barrel rolling memories.
So you bring in Marte to put Morales on his weaker side? Pretty meh decision Girardi
Morales v. lefties: (4 HRs) .286/.302/.479
Morales v. righties: (27 HRs) .303/.356/.581
Nothing meh about it.
So, Marte for one hitter and then Hughes?
…that worked out well.
Gardner’s gotta get around that ball and not try and dive for it. Bad, bad play.
He wanted to be the hero, not make the safe, smart play. Basically, he mis-Melky’d.
I dunno what he was diving at.
it’s called slip and slide.
I was thinking this:
My version has more girls dressed like cheerleaders.
Me >>>>>>>>>>>>>> you
damn kids drinkin’ their smirnoff ice.
boy, i didn’t think that dive was really necessary, but great job by swisher to back him up
now put in hughes
What a great play by Swish to bust ass and be in position to back up.
Not even close grits hahah
2.80 …the price of a 7-eleven sandwich and Marte’s WHIP against righties..
Melky gets that ball!!!!
Or does that only work the other way?
It only works the other way!!!
I wish I could call a poll for
“Will the Yankees win or lose this game?”
I need to kick the depression…
LOLOL!!! Gardner wasn’t within 5 feet of that. Idiot!
Wow! Tell me this doesn’t feel like the postseason already!
This doesn’t feel like the postseason already.
No game matters to the e man til game 1 apparently.
Yeah…because they’re going to the postseason. Really, that IS the next game that matters.
That’s not true.
No game matters until Game 1 for both the E-Man and for the New York Yankees as well. THAT’S the accurate way to say it.
Seriously, dude. Derek Jeter will not be crestfallen and all broken up about a loss tonight. We’re still going to open the postseason primetime Tuesday night in the Bronx regardless.
Gee, Girardi u could of did that earlier.
boy glad to see you again phil
Gardner’s SCRPY rating just plummeted
Nah, SCRPY went up, UZR went down.
If Hughes cant get you 5 outs I don’t know who can.
Lets just be glad hes not giving Bruney another tryout.
Jeez – What the hell happened? I stopped watching the game with the Yankees up 5-0. An hour later it’s 5-4 with Angels threatening in the 7th.
The universe is fucking with us.
Good news: This game is still utterly meaningless.
you’re wrong about that for obvious reasons
No, not at all.
I want the Sterling Shake.
C’mon Philly. Nice quick out.
that was a quick out
Those gritty gutsy angels with their groundballs to the right side.
wtf was gardner doing?
Need some Hughes lovin.
that pitch was 96 YES gun (even though we know it’s always wrong)
97 on gameday
99 by my reckoning.
It registered as Pi on ESPN.
gameday has him hitting 97
can he PLEASE put this guy away??
damn, hughes is throwin fuckin fiyahhh
Just blow his ass away, son.
Is it hard to foul off as many balls as these guys do? Is there a man out there who we can enlist for the Yankees to foul off unlimited balls until the Angels are out of pitchers?
Another Spongetech ad!
spnge is dead man…100/1 reverse split to get on the nasdaq got rid of alot of people, although there were alot of shorts in anyway
get this guy out already
Seriously. I feel like that’s the first time in DAYS they’ve put a team away with 2 outs and a RISP without at least one run scoring. I know it’s not, but I’ve only gotten to watch parts of the Joba start, the first inning yesterday, and the 3rd inning on tonight.
Anyone else thinks Aybar is a zombie…? Or a vampire of some sorts?
I think he’s Dominican.
He’s something. Here is the thing about Aybar that amazes me:
Aybar lifetime: .282/.322/.381
Aybar lifetime against current Yankee pitchers: .390/.422/.585
You cant blow away guys that just wanna slap the ball. They practically have the bat in the middle of the plate before the ball is released lol
By the way, Texas is two outs away from handing us a postseason berth.
No need to fear, Phil Hughes is here.
Way to go Phil
THANK YOU PHIL HUGHES!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
ON TO TEH 8TH INNING!
I dunno…those 7 pitches might make him unavailable for the next two weeks.
good job phil
What’s that – 8 pitches? Maybe Bruney should pitch the 8th. Wouldn’t want to tire Phil out.
This Hughes guy is pretty good at baseball.
I just got on line. Who would have figured the Royals taking the first two of their series from the BoSux? I thought they would tkae the game tonight with Greinke pitching, but last night was a gift. Let’s win this game and bury the Sox.
A run or 4 would be nice
We need to wake the offense up from its coma.
5 runs= coma.
Okay, anything else I should know?
Nice job by Phil.
But why can he get 5 outs but not 6? Or is Joe gonna use him for 4 outs and Mo for 4 as well?
So if the Sox play the Angels in the first round, who would you want to win?
Don’t like the Sox so you’d want them to lose, but playing the Angels always seems so painful.
I don’t care who wins as long as the Yanks win
We want to play the sox and beat the ever living shit out of them.
This was asked last night. Most of us want a BoSox/Yanks ALCS. Nothing better than that in sports.
we need some insurance runs!!
Can we stop with the fucking Rangers update, that shit is bush league. We want home field that’s the only thing worth celebrating. Shut the fuck up Kay.
PeteAbe loves him some Huuuuuuughes
YANKS ARE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!!
That is absolutely fantastic.
Ian Kinsler lines into a double play. Postseason here we come.
It’s on, bitches.
including the minors, phranchise is at 100.2 IP on the year right now and counting. considering how long he’s been stuck in the pen, it seems like that could be worse
It’s not bad, it only seems bad because Plan A was for him to throw 180 IP this season and shed his innings limits for 2010.
If you had quizzed me I would not have guessed that his innings were that high. Especially with how Girardi uses him out of the pen.
cano looked safe as hell
I guess not. Piss poor replay by YES(my9) as usual.
Ever notice how the freaking my-tv-9 logo is always in the way of an interesting graphic about the team, player, opponent, etc. There should be a law. Better yet, the Yankees should make a law for its broadcasters.
he was out
Playoff berth clinched.
Next up, division title. And then homefield advantage.
Then the World Series, and then…..THE WORLD!!!!
then the universe
Then we get the money, then we get the power.
Then we get the women.
lol.. but the sky is falling!!!
Swish gets on, do you pinch hit?
Be OK Swisha
So no matta what, the yanks in the playoffs.
OO a fist pump.. alert the press.
was that really a strike?
yeah, it was.
Sweet. Yanks bat for 1 min, now the Angels will bat for 63 agonizing minutes…
I guess this guy is their version of Aceves, with the ability to locate pitches.
Lock this shit down Phil.
yay yankee playoff basebal!!! last year sure sucked without it!
KAY FUCK OFF SHUT UP
With the exception of Matsui’s HR in the 5th, we haven’t done shit since the 3rd inning.
Not running out a grounder, and then botching that play? Come ON!
That was a rocket, but he’s got to make that play.
Please bunt, Scioscia.
See? The universe is clearly just fucking with us.
Hahahaha, so awesome.
WHAT THE HELL!
what the fuck was that….mother fucking ballls.
sorry for the outburst. that’s just some piss poor play right there.
What the FUCK?!?!
Well that didn’t go well.
why the hell did you not throw
Well Hughes, do your best Hudini act.
AGHH!HH!!!!!!!!!!! i hate it in LA!~!!!
Good one Gardner. what was that?
Melky sucks..am i rght?
He’s made two really fucking stupid plays tonight.
It was Gardner’s fault the ball got through Jeter and the guy backing him up.
Nope. I guess you didn’t see the play?
I saw it. He could have got Howie at third. Still it wasn’t his fault like you’d like us to believe.
I’m aware Posada made a bad throw and Jetes couldn’t block it. I honestly don’t care what you believe. The fact is, I don’t know why Gardner didn’t throw the ball. Hence, my anger.
Two all world defensive catchers on the bench ….
posada hit a 2 run homer in this game
get outta here
That was a disgusting throw… one he wouldn’t need to make if Cano doesn’t screw the pooch
I think he wants the defensive wiz to play late in the game, not starting the game.
+ more then I can think of.
Pat, you know better.
I dunno, I guess it’s good I’m not the manager bc for these 8th and 9th innings I’d prefer to have a very good defensive catcher behind the plate, especially against the Angels. I guess I’d take controlling the basepaths over Posada’s 1 ab in the 9th. Oh well. Yay “wild pitch”
lol that’s rediculous
That’s just pathetic. Gotta play some D guys.
I’m late on this but wow, Hughes in the 7th? Joe’s definitely using his bullpen like he really wants to win this game. I approve if only winning this game gives the team some confidence. You don’t usually need to do that with a team that’s going to win 100 games but losing so much in Anaheim probably gets in players’ mind a little bit.
I would agree had he not left Aceves in the game 4 batters too long..
He’s actually using the pen like he should have been for the last month. Hughes was a starter. They could have had him throwing two inning stints for a while now, like Mo did when he first came up.
Maybe they’re overexcited about clinching a playoff spot.
I blame Jeter. Kay said he was doing math. Clearly, he’s not concentrating on the game.
THEY FOUL OFF EVERYTHING!!
Expected outcome: 1 out, no one on.
Actual outcome: 0 out, man on third.
thats a big out.
Fuck it, Hughes is goin beastmode.
Come on Hughes 2 more pop outs and were out of the inning.
strike zone gets smaller and smaller
Those were all outside. Hughes just screwed the pooch. Apparently, the outside corner is the only place they can throw the ball, for some reason, and he’s just missing it over and over again.
Come on Hughes.
I’m not opposed to a walk to set up a DP.
fuck this shit im goin to sleep.
I know we clinched a playoff spot, but come on man, we gotta at least show we can win in Anaheim
we gotta at least show we can win in Anaheim
We do. In October. Maybe.
In September, we don’t have to show anything. We can go 0-6 in Anaheim in July and September and still win in Anaheim in October.
This is ridiculous
the game is fucking tied
Were winning this game.
Wow… what a bunch of clowns.
Girardi is an asshole
Yeah. Girardi made Hughes, Cano, Jeter, Gardner, and Posada put a runner on third base with no outs.
we know you can do this
o wow bruney up in the pen.
I hope the Yankees don’t cost me my parlay…3/3 so far
Oh, thank god Bruney is up in the bullpen. It’s not like I’d like to have hope.
Who would you like to get up? Coke? Unavailable. D-Rob? Unavailable. Ace? Unavailable. Marte? Unavailable.
Let’s run Philly into the ground because you don’t like Bruney!!
Personally, I’d like to see Ian Kennedy at some point.
They haven’t had anyone who can throw strikes consistently since the fifth inning.
Congrats to Cano and Posada for manufacturing that Angels run.
If the Red Sox were playing the Angels, the Angels would be losing by 9 right now.
AND WHY DIDNT GARDNER THROW TO 3RD…WTF! WAS THAT INTERFERENCE ON JETER?
How can you make that statement?
Michael Kay. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.
aaaaaaaaa i hate dem damm angels.
This game has been Murphy’s Law since the bottom of the 5th.
this game has gone to hell
I’d really love if something else went wrong efff
sit yo ass down bruney. hughes got this himself
get a DP Philly
ARG ARG ARG ARG ARG ARG ARG
I WANT TO GO CHOP THINGS UP
Get DP here Hughes.
Yeah, normally I’d be all ‘They made the playoffs, it’s all good’ but I’m just not in that mood at all right now.
Same. We’re not losing the game and I’m quite pleased we’re in the playoffs. However, the way we’re playing in this one (since the 5th, at least) leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
It’s all good, we’re going to win this shit.
Can I cheer you up with some pictures of girls with big juggs and big asses in bikinis and lingerie? Would that work?
Now Hughes won’t be used for another 8 days
Heh. I doubt it, but I know you’re just facetiously speaking out of frustration…
i love lamp.
DP – Please!!!
throw vlad 5000 curveballs and cutters
Don’t worry guys, Bruney’s warming up in the pen fml
why is Anaheim like some alternate universe where the Yanks cant do anything right?
I swear these angels are more like devils in my eyes.
one of posts didn’t go through. just sayin.
Nice K Phil.
Fastball velocity >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Old Vlad Guerrero
Phew, one more to go. I knew this lead was too good to be true. A nice clean win is impossible in this place.
The YES gun is really inconsistent…he’s still at 95, Hughes is.
Ugh, I don’t know why YES’s gun still pisses me off. you’d think I’d be used to it by now.
Sometimes I turn off the game and try to guess the score by reading the comments. It’s 20 bazillion to 0 (Angels), isn’t it?
why all the panic in here?
I love lamp. I love Hughes.
Great job Hughes
Cue Redemption Song.
U did a good job Phil it was the team defense.
HUGE job by Philly there. Good shit. Lets get the win now.
All things considered…way to go Hughes.
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