Bold Predction: The Yankees will win.
Let’s see one last home run!
We better win
Hughes. Fuck yeah.
Well the top of the ninth would be a fantastic time to break the string of 12 straight outs by the Yanks…
No doubt. Yanks got this shit.
Nice escape by Hughes. If only his D had backed him up.
And it wasn’t even one defender that let him down, it was damn near half the team. Sad.
Fastball velocity >>>>>>>>>>> the declining batspeed of Vlad Guerrero and Torii Hunter
Vlad is on my “not gonna age well” team
damn, can’t believe we are at a 4th thread on a tuesday night game that started at 9pm CST
LETS GO YANKEES
too bad i have an 8am class. I am staying up till this bad boy ends
The one advantage of evening classes is when the Yanks are on the West Coast.
me too, so ill be pissed if i stayed up for a loss lol
We’re scoring this inning!
no more izturis
The way this game started i thought we’d have like 12 runs by now. I wish the Angels would re-sign Bartolo Colon.
FUCK YEAH gritner the perfect guy to lead off the inning.
GRIT GUTNER IS ON BASE MY FRIENDS
let him steal please no bunting
well bunt him to 3B after he steals
stupid errors, nice bounce back hughes
nice i love wen gardner is on base.
there is the winning run….speed racer.
OOOOH IMMINENT GARDNER STEAL
Gardner’s GRTY rating just tripled
So, will Gardner stand at first base until Jeter hits into a DP like he’s done so many other times?
jeter does not bunt at all
no fucking way
What, are you kidding? Jeter’s been bunting lately, even when Giradi doesn’t give him the sign.
Get on Gardy
Time to play the Angels game. Steal that shit Gardy!
Jeter’s going bunt, isn’t he?
I predict three straight bunts…
Okay, now steal all of teh bases.
Manufacture a run Grit! Then a Sandman 1-2-3.
Lets see them wheels, Brett.
bold predictions: Gardner gets to 3rd on one play.
Get on the horse Grit. Let’s get it.
Come on Gardy, try to steal, and Jeter DO NOT BUNT!!!!
this guy has a good pickoff move
Hit and run.
Drive-by. We’re in LA, right?
Let’s gaffle these mark-ass-tricks.
Do they dare go 0-2 on jeets with a pitchout?
if gardner steals successfully, jeter will bunt
Kay states the obvious for a change.
boy they caught a break there
GRIT GUTNER STEALS !!!
That was big. Thanks for the shitty throw, Mathis.
It’s not Mathis.
Gritt Guttner >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pitchouts
You misspelled his fake name that has no defined spelling. There’s two T’s in “Gritt”.
Me >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You
NO FUCKING BUNTING 2-0 WITH DEREK FUCKING JETER
I smell burnt rubber. and I was right, with the pitchout.
HAHA! Nice Gardy, horrible throw
Oof, he was out.
Doesn’t matter, he beat the throw.
wow thanks for the missed out call there ump
Gritty Gardner!!! …now bunt Jeets!
wow. he was out. over-slide.
Umpires are fun!
no bunt with 3-0 Derek
…and now Damon will bunt
Double steal on the first pitch from the new pitcher.
I like it. Ballsy.
let’s go damon
do not bunt with damon
give him the swing and green light
bunt. tex will sac fly.
srsly no bunting…plz
Come on Yankees.
1 for 9 with RISP tonight? That’s awful..
Just think, if we get two hits now, we’ll be 3-11. That’s good.
Better than last night.
If Damon wasn’t as good a hitter as he is, you’d have to admit, this is really starting to approach a situation when a bunt is actually called for, no?
is that Darren Oliver? is it just me or was he pitching 25 years ago?
Close. Since ’93.
Jimmy Key, what’s he, like 45? I could hit him.
Seems like as good a time as any to bunt right here.
So, umm, I know we’re totally against the bunt, but is this a situation where…
prediction: Damon bunt, Mark sends a Tex message to right center for a double.
Except for the part where they IBB Tex.
Could you make up my mind about the bunting?
Damon just made up my mind.
Can’t think of a better time for Damon to snap out of it..
Darren Oliver Blows please dont throw this AB away.
let him steal 3B
No bunt please. You’ll take the bat right out of Tex’s hands.
I’d rather have three shots at an XBH from Damon, Tex, and ARod than an out, one shot at a Sac Fly from ARod and then more hitters who are not as good as Damon, Tex, and ARod.
yea i guess u can bunt now……. lol
swing here damon
dont even try it you idiot
that’s why you don’t bunt.
Bunt now off.
Good Damon fucked the bunt, now he can swing the bat.
Nevermind, never fuckin mind.
Two bad bunts now Damon goes yard. Thats how it goes.
Or the third one is successful, boooo to me.
Or maybe he lays down a gritty bunt with 2 strikes.
awesome. That worked great!
JD cant bunt…thats kinda good I guess
damn, he did it anyway
Phew, perfect bunt.
well he outdid me there
Way to go Johnny!!! That’s some good shit.
That took guts – or stupidity.
Johnny is not the brightest bulb…but he can be good at baseball.
wow..Alex owns this ballpark. I don’t get this from Scioscia
you intentionally walk tex to get to a-rod?
Wow. Ballsy bunting with two strikes.
thank u for getting it down johnny
MAKE THEM PAY AROD!!!
well…guess there’s always that. and now you take the bat away from tex and give it to A-rod. I wouldn’t mind a sac-fly from A-rod.
Bleh. Good job by Johnny.
It’s easy to say you want him to swing away (I did too). But this is obviously more productive that a GIDP. So whatever.
Yeah, but now Tex doesn’t get a shot at it.
It all worked out. They say that A-Rod fella that hits behind him is pretty good too =p
C guys, now Tex doesn’t swing the bat. Gotta love the bunt.
See…all they did was make sure that Tex wouldn’t get to swing the bat.
Walking Teix to get to Al. Priceless.
Bad move Scioscia.
no DP A-rod…or no K or pop-out
Mike scoscia has balls to do that.
Oliver against A-Rod? If that match-up holds, I like this.
Time to shine, A-Rod.
to get to…. arod? LOL
This has the potential to be either amazing or disastrous.
that’s what i’m talking about
Damn, he fuckin tagged that.
Job. Well. Done.
A ROD WITH THE CLUTCH SAC FLY!!
good job Alex
fucking smoked…into a glove. damn, we get no breaks…let get one more.
You’re a negative little fella, aren’t ya?
nope, not at all. I’m part of the positive posse.
Gotta love that gritty white guy who they stole from the sox……oh wait.
gritner is the man
The bunt worked.
Doesn’t mean it was the smart play, though.
The bunt has its place. And that was exactly it. The ONLY debate is see is whether or not to have called it off when Damon had 2 strikes.
The fact that the bunt helped score us a run in that situation does not mean that the bunt is the best strategy in that situation.
This is like saying that the fact that a football team’s offense can consistently produce field goals means it’s a good offensive strategy.
It actually is if you want one run.
If you only want one run, yes.
It’s the top of the 9th, though, not the bottom of the 9th.
Textbook…Great Job Al!
And that to all you bunt-haters. Is exactly why you bunt. Textbook.
In LA, I’d rather have more then a 1 run lead.
Again, that doesn’t mean it was the smart play.
In the alternative universe where we don’t bunt, it may well be 7-5 instead of 6-5.
True. And, in the universe where we do bunt, the score could also be 5-5.
Or it could be 5-5. When playing for one run, a bunt with 1st and 2nd and no outs is the right move, especially with Mariano in your corner.
tjsc, your logic rules are correct. The bunt wasn’t the right play BECAUSE it worked.
It was the right play INDEPENDENT of it working.
I mean tsjc, of course. My spelling: Fail.
That point cannot be conceded. There is evidence to the contrary.
Produce it, then.
Getting one is essential. Getting a man to third with less than two outs is something like 65 percent chance of a run (on the next batter).
you have a greater chance of scoring with 1st, 2nd, no outs, then 2nd, 3rd, 1 out.
WPA and W/E is the evidence to the contrary.
5-5 tie game, two on, none out, heart of your order up: swing away and play for multiple runs. You still have a good chance of scoring just the one run. Bunting increases your chance of scoring one run slightly and decreases your chances of scoring two runs DRAMATICALLY.
If it was a 5-4 deficit and the same situation, I’d support the bunt. If it was 5-5 same situation but we were the home team and it was the bottom of the 9th, I’d support the bunt. But with the Angels having the last swings, I’m not trading a potential big inning for the very statistically small probability upgrade of a sac bunt.
Yes. There was no other possible way that a Johnny Damon AB, a Mark Teixeira AB, and an ARod AB could have turned into one run.
its about maximizing your chances for 1 run. the second run is exponentially less important than the first. in the ninth inning and after you play for one run.
Especially with Mo.
Some people like bunts, some people hate bunts.
I don’t think there will ever be an agreement on the two sides.
Hideki to Brett as Brett was sliding in: SWEEP THE LEG!
just as good as a hit
Well, no. It got the job done but it’s definitely not as good as a hit.
still better than a dp
MAatsui is gonna erase Arods clutchitude with a double.
fuck me wrong again.oof.
He who hesitates is Jeter.
Is his name really buddy?
I think his last name is Budde
Yeah it is.
Buddy, I’m not sure.
I was worried for a second, until I realized that it was Gardner at third. .00001% chance anyone could throw him out.
ARod hit that ball hard, too. Good job.
A) why didn’t Jeter move up on the throw to the plate
B) why didn’t he move up on that wild pitch???
Eh if the angels were smart they’d know they didnt have a chance to get gritner and would have cut it off and nailed Jeets at 3b. Of course the ball was hit very very hard so i guess torii thought he had a play.
Jeter should’ve advanced there… bad baserunning.
The bunt was a good play, I think, because the first baseman was back with two strikes. If he bunts it a little harder, he has a legit shot to beat it out for a hit.
I would’ve had the hit-and-run on earlier in the count, instead of the bunt. You stay away from the DP, you increase the chances of Johnny getting on base if he puts the ball in play. It’s not like Darren Oliver has filthy stuff.
damn, i wanted insurance runs there
ok mo, lets see what you can do here
Time for my Mosary beads and a rendition of Mosanna in the Highest.
Baseball is 90 percent mental, the other half is physical.
PeteAbe:UPDATE, 1:28 a.m.: Slap in the face to Alex, walking Tex to get to him.
No, I dont think it was a slap in the face. It was only to setup a DP. (No he did not take shot at A-rod BTW)
He’s probably joking there.
X marks the spot.
I like how it shows Boston as eliminated from the division.
If we could’ve gotten one big hit tonight, this one wouldn’t even be close. 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position is just awful.
welcome to any Yankee game in this ballpark in the last ten years
42 = 0 runs
Let’s get shit done mo
What’s with the pocket shit with Morales?
Fun fact: Cubans are marsupials.
oh man that was funny.
Morales, Aybar and Figgins absolutely kill us. Getting Kendry out here would be huge.
Can’t wait to go read the game recap at halos heaven and see how much they complain about gritner being out at 2b and how the game was rigged.
I love how I always feel so calm once Mo comes in.
Oh shit, Kay just said playoff preview!
get some command here my man
Alright, My9 gun. Mo doesn’t throw 88.
Was that a change up?
No luck with the outside corner tonight.
The ump flinched!
WHERE THE FUCK WAS THAT!?!?
oh, come on.
Where was that.
Yankees just got robbed. Amazing.
Nope. It was totally a ball.
In fairness, Gardner should have been out at 2nd.
get a DP Mo
As we all know Mo rarely get’s DPs
please find that command out of your pocket somewhere
Even if he finds his command the ump just refuses to call strikes.
This is killing me. NO reliever has been able to throw strikes today!
Kay, plz, shut up
i cant believe this friggin game!
Ironically, if the Angels were bunting here, I’d find it way more defensible than the Yankees bunting in the top half of the first.
of the ninth?
Sorry, “top half of the first ninth.”
First two pitches in this AB are 93 mph. Mo slangin heat.
This game is taking days off my life.
At least it’s not years.
i seriously have lost 5 pounds just sweating myself to death
I hate the angels with a passion. Every time the Yankees play them, I feel like it’s the most stressful moments of my life. They can’t just go down 1-2-3 in the ninth.
Let’s go Mo!
A GIDP would be HUGE right now
The pace is killing me
I have a doctor’s appt all the way downtown at 8:30. Please end this now Mo.
Finally getting those testicles added, eh Axisa?
Nah man, finally getting that rash I caught from your mother checked out.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOO BURN. The burn, it’s so deep…
If u had a penis made of fire that’s what tommie’s mom would say while you’re banging.
Pat’s most frequent fantasy: Getting banged by a penis made of fire.
I kept trying to tell you all night: That wasn’t my mom. My mom was wearing the brown dress. She left at like 8:30.
That was a guy, dude. He had a moustache and everything.
WHOOOO HELL YEAH JORGIE!!!
double play!!!!!!!!!! love it.
niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee gun his ass down
Where are the Posada haters now?!?!?!?!?!
HOLY SHIT WHAT A FUCKING DOUBLE PLAY
OH MY GOD
Fuck your couch Reggie Willits? Yeah, fuck your couch.
Good double play guys!!!!!
I hurt myself jumping off the couch. Fuck.
Were you crowd surfing? Internet friends aren’t real, Mike. We can’t catch you when you fall.
omg there’s two all world catchers on the bench what’s Jorge doing in there
Hahaha, that just means Molina or Cervelli would have thrown him out by 20-25 feet.
thats whar im talkig about babii
Take that Mofos!
Yankees wins, Yankees fuckin win.
Backed in? Kay is so fucking lame. That’s not what the term “backed in” means. Loser.
That’s how you play baseball. Suck it, you small-ball playing, non-city, sissy-named team.
“non-city, sissy named”
What town/city/outer region are they from this year?
YANKEEES WIN! YANKEEES WIN! Man, my neighbors probably called 311 and filed a noise complaint on me. Screw them, it was worth it!
Yeah, I woke my grandma up after that final out after a yell.
Gutner >>>>>>>>>> Angels
Now can you all please enjoy the X???
Mike Pagliarulo, Ken Griffey Sr, Roy White, Rick Cerone, Joe Torre
(All wore #6) Who will it be on the Magic Number picture? I vote for Roy White.
All right – Torre will do – even though he’s a Dodger.
Magic Number = 6
Uh-oh Abe’s got the same one
Too bad, I’ve had a tab open with that pic since 8pm.
Just telling ya. I dont really care though.
We’re going streaking!
Good one, Mike.
I AM SOOOOOOOOO FUCKING HAPPY
You know what? I’m actually glad we won this game in this fashion. I like the fact that we let the Angels come all the way back, let all those “demons” come forward, and still salted it away in the ninth.
It’s oddly more satisfying than a ho-hum 5-0 victory, for some reason.
I feel ya, but I’m definitely dieing just a wee bit younger.
Sorry dude, u missed it. The game was lost in the 6th and 7th innings. They just played the rest out for fun. This was an official loss.
the yankees record is actualy more like 55-56, because wins not earned before the 6th don’t count for them. rule changed this year. didn’t you get the memo?
Woohoo! Back to the playoffs
NOW WE CAN WININ THE POSTSEASON!!!11!!!111111!!!
Philly gets the win.
First team to the postseason, baby. Kiss our pin-striped asses.
IETC very much
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to the magic number pic
Alright, good night. It’s approaching 2am and I know a lot of you guys are in schoo, but I have to actually go to work and give a presentation at 8am. It’ll feel much better with a win!
Mike Axisa says:
yeah babyyyyy phase one mother f ers !!!!!
Shouldn’t Anaheim be set ablaze by wildfires right now? It’s that time of the year still, right?
I’d be happy to see that whole region torched.
Hey, watch it, some of us Yankee fans live here too. And dude, those fires got scary this year. The clouds of smoke up over the Hollywood sign looked like mushroom clouds, and the air all over the city was bad.
That’s not cool. A shitload of people live in SoCal, and so many families lose absolutely everything in those fires. It’s awful.
curious choice for the photo. what could those two be celebrating?
500th hr i think.
n/m he has his glove on.
Alex is thanking Torre for the steaks and blowjobs.
Alex: I just wanna say, Joe, thank you so much for bringing me here. I love being a Yankee. Even with all the postseason struggles and the media craziness, these have been the happiest years of my life, and I’ve never felt closer to a bunch of guys as I do to you guys.
Joe: No problem. By the way, I’m totally going to betray all your confidences in a tell-all book and blame all my personal failings on you as my designated scapegoat, because you’re a super-easy target and I’m lazy, all because I’m acting like a petulant child because I feel like I’m entitled to keep my job even though I’ve sucked at it for a few years now and I’m willing to whore out my managerial bonafides to gain petty revenge and make a quick buck. I’m sure you’ll understand.
… aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!!!
No post game at all? Where’s Russ when you need em!?
I got a fever, the only prescription is Russ Salzberg’s liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
I hate when there is no postgame show. I also hate My9
Wow, Lohud with the same pic. That’s a bit odd.
I vote that My9 never shows another Yankee game ever.
Well for the poor people like me who don’t get YES it’s nice to be able to watch a game once a week. Yanks have a pretty diverse fanbase, not all are on the same socioeconomic level as people here.
But couldn’t they pick a better network than My9?
It’s either my9 or like the CW11, either way it’s gonna be a sheisty local broadcast.
I hate My9 because being a Yankee fan in Florida I get the other team’s broadcast on the Extra Innings. I gotta say though it was funny tonight listening to the Angels announcers . They had Roger Lodge in the booth promoting a celeb golf tourney for the Angels children foundation he co hosts with Rex Hudler. A-Rod comes to the plate so he says A-Fraud digs in. 3-0 count and he’s going on and on about the Red Sox bullpen and A-Rod goes deep and then they had this funny exchange with Kate Hudson looking on.
Hahah that’s mad funny. Quite professional too, calling him A-Fraud.
Oh, man, that SportsCenter highlight of Greinke straight pwning the Red Sox is fun to watch.
very nice…I want me some greinke. when’s he a free agent?
ok, lets just absorb the royals.
wow i was just in Yankees.com looking at the videos and whoever that announcer was called a-rod and a-fraud and den a-rod hits the home run.
dude i just posted that link haha
lol i didnt see that
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