Oct
16

ALCS Game One: Angels @ Yankees

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2009 ALCSFour days later, the Angels and Yankees are finally ready to start the Championship Series. There’s no way of knowing how sharp either team will be until they get out there on the field, but I suspect we won’t be reduced to watching players so rusty we’d confuse it for a little league game. Just think of it as an extra All Star break.

We know all about how the Angels have handled the Yankees in recent years, and Brian Cashman even went so far as to say “I think they’re happy they’re playing us.” However, our beloved bombers are on the warpath this year, steamrolling the Twins in the ALDS and winning three of their last four against the Angels, including two in Anaheim. Both clubs have their rotations lined up nicely, so we should be in for a great series.

If you’re an ESPN Insider, you can read KLaw’s advance scouting report for the Angels right here. He notes that the Halos have a tremendous offense, but each of their starters  “has a pretty serious question about his effectiveness.” Oh, and their bullpen is shaky. The Yanks made only one small tweak to their ALCS roster, swapping Eric Hinske for Fast Freddy Guzman. I guess they felt Brain Bruney wasn’t necessary.

Here are tonight’s starting lineups:

Angels
Chone Figgins, 3B
Bobby Abreu, RF
Torii Hunter, CF
Vladimir Guerrero, DH
Juan Rivera, LF
Kendry Morales, 1B
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Jeff Mathis, C
Erick Aybar, SS

John Lackey, SP (11-8, 3.83 regular season)

Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Johnny Damon, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Melky Cabrera, CF

CC Sabathia, SP (19-8, 3.37 regular season)

As you’re probably aware, the weather in the Bronx isn’t pretty, but it looks like they’ll get the game in. FOX, not TBS, has the game, and I believe they’re even going to air some of the pregame ceremonies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:57pm ET, but the introductions and stuff start around 7:30. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Mike bk

    glad to hear that we are likely to get this one in because i dont want to wait another day, but also because cc starting tonight is crucial to him being able to start 3 games if necessary in the series. what are the chances of in game weather delays? in brooklyn the weather is still decent with no rain, but i dont know what it is like out by the stadium.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      From what I hear, the crappy weather should start AFTER the game ends. I went to Game 2 of the ALDS and most predicted absolutely terrible forecasts. It was in the 60s and pleasant. Then it rained…let’s hope that happens again.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        +1

        Then I hope it stops ’cause I have to work outdoors tomorrow and I want to get paid.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I hope it stops ’cause I have to work outdoors tomorrow…

          Doin some of the ol’ picking up trash in the park to fulfill your community service requirement for indecent exposure, eh? I been there, buddy!!!

          (internet hi-five)

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I’m going to be in freakin’ North Carolina for most of the WS because I want to get paid (and keep my job)!

          -27

  • Dela G

    BEAT THE ANGELS

    LET’S WIN #27 THIS YEAR!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I find it strange that the best hitter on the Angels, Kendry Morales, bats 6th in that lineup.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Haven’t you heard? Bobby Abreu is the greatest free agent signing in sports history. The real question is why is he batting second?

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        That’s weird, because when he was a Yankee last year he was afraid of outfield walls, his walk rate was declining, he was never in great shape and was ‘kinda passive’ as a ballplayer.

        He must have got really good overnight or something.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I know, it’s weird. It’s almost like I’m somehow conditionally presupposed to not be impressed by the achievements of Yankee players, but be totally enamored of the achievements of non-Yankee players…

          Nah, that can’t be it!

          Sincerely,
          The Mainstream Media

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            You can’t actually enjoy it when the Yankees win, canb you? TEHY SPENT TEH 400 MILLLLLION!!!

            US STEEL!!! US STEEL!!!(who BTW-Has been bankrupt for years. Nice comp.)

  • Teix is the Man

    Hopefully its– Baseball Gods:1, Mother Nature:0

    • Dela G

      after tonight it will be:

      Yankees 1, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim California Orange County Weast Coast America? “FUCK YEAH”: 0

  • Salty Buggah

    Against Lackey:

    Swish: 5-for-43 with 1 HR, 1 2B, 4 RBIs and 17 K’s
    A-rod: 9-for-51, 23 K’s

    But these guys mash:

    Jorge: 12-for-29
    Tex: 19-for-49
    Melky: 9-for-26

    Here’s hoping A-rod and Swish overcome their past struggles against Lackey and that Jorge, Tex, and Melky continue to own them.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    It’s fucking gametime. My boy is going to have a big series. I can feel it

    • Salty Buggah

      Melky or A-rod?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Ronan Tynan.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          IETC

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        The Melkman baby.

        Al is just going to do his thang.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I AM SO FUCKING PUMPED

    Let’s go Yankees!

    • Dela G

      IM JACKED UP !!!!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I’m ripped.

        Only took me 4 weeks, too.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Was it with the new creatine?

          • Dela G

            prolly

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            I had a friend in high school whose father supposedly invented liquid creatine. His son drove a Porsche. I’m still jealous.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              They were probably just meth dealers.

              • JMK aka The Overshare
                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  That guy seems pretty smart. He’s not Jewish, is he?

                • JMK aka The Overshare

                  Egyptian.

                • Joey

                  Yea well I still don’t want him living next to me. He could be a terriost

                  /Tynan’d

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              /Cool story, bro

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    That brutal 8th inning by the Phillies bullpen was downright Angelsesque.

    • Salty Buggah

      Foreshadowing

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So anyone else watching the Dodgers/Phillies game suddenly feel like they were back in 1999?

    • Salty Buggah

      Not really

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I still wear JNCO jeans…

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        ahhahaha ietc. I always had the sickest JNCO’s!

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          But did you rock them with Swimmies? I had my autism phase. Ahh…memories.

    • Riddering

      Yes. I was awash in nostalgia, only this time it felt painless and amusing.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I’m disappointed that the guys on the FOX 5 local pre-game 7:00 show never once told the Yankees to keep fucking that chicken.

  • slappy white

    Hey TSJC….can we be stopped ?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      (thinks for a second)

      No.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    What the… YOU’RE PRE-EMPTING BROTHERS, TIL DEATH, AND DOLLHOUSE FOR THIS BULLSHIT BASEBALL GAME?!?!??!?!?

    SCREW YOU, FOX, I WANT MY MICHAEL STRAHAN AND ELIZA DUSHKU!!!!!

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Tommie, why don’t you sit the next play out.

      • ansky

        Brothers??? why Strahan?? why???

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I’m not made of stone!

          /Krusty’d

  • Riddering

    Wow. FOX has one of those movie voiceover guys.

    “No one saw it coming. Three. More. Times.”

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I don’t want to know what you’re referring to, do I?

  • e mills

    so pumped right now!

  • slappy white

    I got the pre game jitters, but once I have that first shot out of the way Ill be fine

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    NO MORE FISTING

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    I want to punch Joe Buck right in the cocksucker.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I really just want him to get hypothermia tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Eric Karros’s hair helmet is glorious.

    • slappy white

      I wondered why he still wore that thing….head injury ?

    • ansky

      I cant believe Eck is still sporting his 80s do!

  • fred

    The rain is quickly blooming in NJ and headed for the stadium. I fear they play 3-4 innings & get rained out with both teams losing their aces.

  • Dela G

    good god a-rod has some pink ass lips

    looks like pink lipstick

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      He’s been hanging out with Cole Hammels.

    • Riddering

      You’re just noticing this now?

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Mike Maddog Russo was on Dave Letterman the other night. My god he still sucks. Letterman called the Angels the Los Angeles Anaheim California Santa Barbara Angels.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Letterman called the Angels the Los Angeles Anaheim California Santa Barbara Angels.

      And then he slept with their interns.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Mad Dog was on Francesa’s show for almost an hour today. It reminded me why I used to love Mike and the Mad Dog.

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        He kept saying on Letterman how he hates the Yankees and how Torre is great. I think a lot of his stuff is funny but I still want to punch him in the face.

        • ansky

          I still laugh at how much he looks like Steve Carell in the 40 yr old virgin.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        If I wanted to watch two morons yelling at each other, I’d watch the news…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Keep fucking that chicken, buddy.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    WHY WON’T THIS GAME START ALREADY DAMNIT

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      God doesn’t listen to those stuck on caps lock.

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        God kills kittens when you use caps lock.

  • Ivan

    “We Play Today, We Win Today…Das it”

    Go Yankees!!!

    • Esteban

      /mariano duncan’d

      • Esteban

        on that note, how the hell did he hit 340/.352/.500 in ’96. His career line was .267/.300/.388!!!!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Mark Lemke.

  • Zack

    CC isnt a guy who can go out and dominate? are you kidding?

    • ansky

      Dont pay him any mind. All that hair doesnt let him think straight.

  • ShuutoHeat

    “Sabathia isn’t the type that will dominate… ” really now?

    • Ivan

      Who the fuck said that?

      • Zack

        Eric Karros, because hes not in the top 10 in ERA.
        except he was 4th in the AL in ERA

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Eric Karros thinks the season ends in mid-April. Like many Yankee fans, sadly.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      “I just say shit”

      Sincerely,

      Eric Karros

    • Riddering

      Yeah, I’m curious which CC they are talking about.

      Because it sure as hell isn’t Carsten Charles.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Carl Crawford? Cris Carter? Carla Campbell?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I never heard of Charlie Chaplan dominated a playoff game.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          C-H-A-P-L-I-N

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            Whatever. W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R.

            Spelling freak.

  • Salty Buggah

    Why are some people hating on Kobe rooting for the Dodgers?

    • Dela G

      he went to school in lower merion, pa

      that is right outside philly man

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Maybe because he grew up in Philly.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        He actually grew up in Italy, Mr. Andy.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Vi Maledicono, Drew.

          • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

            BOOOO.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Because he’s from Philly? That’s all I got.

      Remember when the Philly fans booed Beyonce for wearing a Lakers jersey during halftime of the NBA All-Star game? Good times…

    • Salty Buggah

      I forgot to mention that I know he’s from Philly. But that doesn’t really explain that much to me.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        People like to hate?

      • Zack

        Because LA is playing Philly, so he’s rooting against his home town.

        • Salty Buggah

          Meh, I live in Denver. I would root for the Yanks to beat the Rox anyday.

          • Zack

            But you’re not Kobe :)

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      LeBron got the same treatment for wearing Yankee hats and going to Yankee games.

      Which I like because he has good taste in baseball teams and it shows he likes NY. So hurry up win a championship and come to NY already.

  • ShuutoHeat

    No offense to Nick Adenhart and his family, but I wonder how many times Adenhart’s name will be mentioned in this series ALCS.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      This question sponsored by Bud Light.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      sideways eight.

  • ansky

    Yanks in 6? Thanks Mr. Grace.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ten minutes!

  • Salty Buggah

    “I can make one prediction, it’s cold out”

    That’s not really a PREdiction…

    • ShuutoHeat

      lol, it’s captain obvious to the rescue!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      That’s just diction. Wait, no, that’s not it.

  • ansky

    I’m so amped!

  • Salty Buggah

    So its harder to throw a breaking ball in this weather. Does that mean CC has an advantage with his power fastball?

    • ShuutoHeat

      LOL, I find it harder to pitch in general during the cold weather. I don’t know about the pros.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    FYI – the show unread comments feature is off for the game.

    • Dela G

      thanks, speeds up the site

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      How am I going to keep track of all my alts now???!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Fall out of the booth, Joe. Please?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      And take Tim down with you.

      • ShuutoHeat

        +100000000

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    I almost forgot what Yankee baseball feels like…

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      I hated this month off or however the hell long its been.

  • Quikksand

    BEAT ANAHEIM! LET’S GO YANKEES!
    BEAT ANAHEIM! LET’S GO YANKEES!
    BEAT ANAHEIM! LET’S GO YANKEES!
    BEAT ANAHEIM! LET’S GO YANKEES!
    BEAT ANAHEIM! LET’S GO YANKEES!

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      Another kitten gone. Geezus.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I feel like you weren’t being clear with those five statements. Could you possibly rephrase?

      • Quikksand

        BEAT! ANAHEIM!
        LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!

        Angels suck! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      Is it really anaheim?

      Let’s string every southern california town together and call them that.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Let’s just call them the Pacific Time Zone Angels.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I’m stealing that from you.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            And people say you can’t start a meme intentionally… I make memes in my sleep, son.

  • ansky

    Over/under on how many times Joe Buck points out Kate Hudson and Jay-Z?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Are they sitting together again? What the hell, is this a threesome now?

      • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

        Like Beyonce isn’t part of it.

  • Salty Buggah
  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Jay-Z said he made Yankee hats famous. Just like he made the J and Z subway lines famous. He’s alsome.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      It was a nice lyric.

      It’s not true, though.

      • Esteban

        do you think more people wear Yankees hats because their Yankees fans or because that’s what’s popular?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Both.

          Nobody wears them because of Jay-Z, though.

      • Salty Buggah

        “I got one last wish
        Put my Yankee hat on”

        That’s a good lyric.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Hit mics like Ted Koppel, rifle expert
          Let off the Eiffel, burn a flag in the grass it’s spiteful
          Ringleader set it off, rap’s Derek Jeter
          Culprit, prince of the game wish you could see us
          We lay low glitter wax full bangles
          Priceless rolls, lay around the God get tangled
          Woolly hair, eyes firey red, feet made of brass
          Twelve men, following me, it be the God staff

          THAT’s a good lyric.

          • Salty Buggah

            +2

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      He can make a Yankee hat more popular than any Yankee can.

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        srsly. no one even heard of the Yankees or the subway before JayZ came along.

        And they’re shutting down the Z line. Will he just be J?

    • Esteban

      *more famous than a Yankee can.

      Which, of course, is true

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    No matter who wins this game, the important thing is that all you need is love. Love is all you need.

    Sincerely,
    Blackberry

    • ShuutoHeat

      That’s loser TALK!!!!

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Right, because Blackberry us known to be a hippie phone that only young and/or unemployed people use.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Dancing tough in a mirror. Blackberry. What?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    So do they actually show a Blackberry in any of those ads? I don’t think they do.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Somehow listening to “Magnificent” on the eve of the ALCS is apropos.

  • Ivan

    iight, lets go.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Anyone know where I can get that PC Richard whistle?

    It’s for a new meme I want to start. Since they play it at Yankee stadium when someone strikes out, I want to post it when someone tells a bad joke. I was looking for it for that Ronan Tynan thread, and came up empty.

    • Dela G

      i have no idea where you can get that whistle, but it’s off da hook

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      I think memes happen. I don’t think you can start them on purpose.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Oh, ye of little faith.

        • crapulent aka I said good day sir

          I tried to start TEH before those stupid cats came along and they so stole it.

      • Salty Buggah

        You can…unless you try to make Chone Figgins into a meme.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Heh.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Well yeah, but its kinda tough to do without a link.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Did that already, for the past half hour. I was hoping someone would know a place to go.

  • Dela G

    let’s get get it yanks

  • Quikksand

    Let’s go CC!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    And
    here
    we

    go.

  • Dela G

    let’s hope the velocity moves up

  • Quikksand

    0-2 Get ‘em CC!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I haven’t tried to look this up at all, but I’m pretty sure the CHONE prediction engine thinks we’re going to win this series handily.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      The Chip Cary prediction engine thinks we’re going to win this series FISTily.

      • slappy white

        i love me some fisting

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Hot.

  • slappy white

    i love tex rockin the elmer fudd hat

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    OMG CANÓ IN THE SKI MASK!

    • slappy white

      straight gangsta

  • Dela G

    dayum, i forget how fast figgons is sometimes

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Where the hell was Figgins going that play? He was on the grass by three feet.

  • ShuutoHeat

    holy! we have a ninja for 2b!!!!! we’re going to win! you can’t trump ninjas!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Best. comment. ever.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Credit goes to our lovable ninja at 2B for setting it up.

  • Jake

    Cano apparel win.

  • http://imgur.com/NMNVd.jpg Joba Powers (all I needs is a jheri curl mullet)

    3rd pitch wasn’t a strike?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Is it that cold? How can Melky get around out there wearing a fur coat?

  • Quikksand

    grounded to cano!

  • whozat

    When did Melky’s arm become only “fair”?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      When Phil Cuzzi is umpiring it. Then everything is fair.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    lol Robbie is all eskimo’d up

  • Dela G

    and here we go with the abreu dick sucking

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    So valuable? Nick Swisher is more valuable than Abreu you know.

  • Mike bk

    i miss pitch-trax.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      I miss candy cigarettes.

  • Quikksand

    0-2 count! Get ‘em CC!

  • Tony

    Audio being weird for anyone else?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      Yup, same with me.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yeah, same. I restarted my cable box, but no luck.

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    Gotta love Tim McClelland’s strike call– best (and longest) in the game.

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Cano is going to hold someone up at 2nd. In a gangsta kinda way.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Bye bye, Bobby.

  • Salty Buggah

    FILTHY breaking call

  • Esteban

    booyakasha

  • Dela G

    wow posada sold that strike out like a lunatic!

    fuck yeah

    bye bye bobby

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    That was durrrrrrty. Back away Bobby, you might get hurt.

  • Quikksand

    ZZ with K #1

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I haven’t seen that commercial in aaagggeesss

  • e mills

    nice graphics there

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    CC ARE YA WIT ME!?!?

    (A mix of Stuart Scott and Chris Berman)

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    oh..now Tim McClland is going to irritate with that ultra delayed call.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    ZOMG BOBBY ABREU STRUCK OUT THAT’S UNPOSSIBLE!!!!!

    • ansky

      So if CC struck out Abreu does that make CC the greatest FA signing ever?

  • Quikksand

    3 at bats, 3 0-2 counts!

  • Dela G

    damn you torii hunter

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Gotta waste that one, CC.

    • Mike bk

      i love how everyone complaining teix swung 3-0 would be saluting it if he hit a 3 run bomb on it.

  • pedro

    end this now

  • Dela G

    phew, i thought vlad got some of that

    on to teh bottom!

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    Well done. Good Work!

  • Ivan

    Good inning.

  • Quikksand

    1st inning, CC doesn’t break a sweat! GO YANKEES!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      In that weather, I dont think he can.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Vlad looks like he is about 47 years old.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      He’s only 46

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You gotta admit, “Vlad” is the best name ever for the first ever baseball vampire.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I think he blew a lung swinging at the first fireball.

  • Salty Buggah

    Awesome…gimme 8 more of those CC

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    way to get started CC…lets roll..

  • Esteban

    I already miss the fisting

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Somebody do me a favor and call pat and have him go over to Esteban’s house.

      • Esteban

        no homo (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      I’ll take the lack of fisting than hear the voice of Chip Caray.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Why the hell is there a bull in a fenced in pit right by the highway in the middle of nowhere, Taco Bell?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      That’s how Texas is, Tommie.

      Right Dela G?

      • Dela G

        lol not at all

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    I wanna see someone come out in a NorthFace jacket looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow man.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Oh! I see Robbie has a movie coming out. Nice.

    • ShuutoHeat

      yes, that’s why we’re going to win.

      If you look up the food chain, what’s on top? A friggin ninja.

  • Salty Buggah

    LETS GO JETER.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    haha jeter tells the camera man to GTFO

  • ansky

    I love how Jeter’s walkup song is Empire state of mind….simply awesome!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      +2

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, I love it too.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    I am counting “Competitor” while describing John Lacky.. So far count is upto 2.

  • Quikksand

    Let’s get a leadoff hit Jeter!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Lackey’s trying to be a tough guy, not wearing any sleeves.

    • ShuutoHeat

      He’ll regret it. Actually more like he’s regretting it right now.

  • YanksFor27

    did he just say jeter is having a bounce back year? from hitting .300 in ’08?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Jeter, 2008 – .300/.363/.408 (102+)

      That’s a pretty pedestrian .300 season. Yeah, he’s bouncing back from that.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

        If I recall that was one of Jeter’s worst seasons…
        And he still put up good numbers. The dude’s a beast. But yes I agree, he is bouncing back.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          The 102 OPS+ was his worst season since his rookie year 101+ in 1996 (and his raw totals in 96 were actually higher, but it was a better overall offensive year.)

          The .771 OPS is his worst ever. Derek Jeter is the balls.

  • Dela G

    wow that stat was incredible about jeter getting on base

    110/126 playoff games to get on base?

    wow

    • baravelli

      I’m curious – how different is that from his regular career stats?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      111/127

  • ansky

    so no pitch tracker while the Yankees bat?

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    Thumbs up, let’s do this:

    LEEEEEEEROYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MMM-JENKINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNS!!!

  • Dela G

    jeterian

    this man is fucking money

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Jeterian start

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Stellar at-bat.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    YEahhhhh babY! Jetes doin shit

  • Quikksand

    Lead off hit for Jeter!

  • Esteban

    the captain

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Jeter totally fisted that

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      TWSS

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Get hot, Johnny.

  • Sam

    After McCarver said that did anyone else really want Jeter to get a hit to left?

    • Dela G

      lol i just wanted him to get a hit

  • Ivan

    Come on Damon

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    OH SHIT THE SLUMP IS OVER BITCHES

  • Dela G

    JOHNNY DAMON!!

    NICE JOB JOHNNY!!!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    alright…lets do it..

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    ZOMG! THE YANKEES TOOK AN EXTRA BASE?!?! But that’s how the Angels play!

    MULTIPLE INTERROBANGS?!

  • Quikksand

    Damon double! Jeter to 3rd! GO YANKEEES!!!!!!!!!

  • Zack

    1st to 3rd? i thought angels could only do that

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Nice. 2nd and 3rd, nobody out.

  • ansky

    Johnny will take that!! that bat died a hero.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Business, they’re in it.

  • Salty Buggah

    WOOHOO DAMON!

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    JOHNNY B. GOODE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Broken bat double? That shit was FISTED, bro.

  • Esteban

    Only the ANgels can go 1st to 3rd right?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Yeah the other teams cant seem to count…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Is that the kind of defense that produces Juan Rivera’s 1-year UZR sample?

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    setting it up for Grand Salamai?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Thats how you break slumps. That, and banging a big chick.

  • Dela G

    lol why the hell do you swing at 3-0!!???!!!

  • John Duci

    wow 3-0??

  • Esteban

    terrible teix

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Tex…what the fuck?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    It’s up to A-Clutch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Poop.

    • Esteban

      /luis castillo’d

  • Salty Buggah

    WTF TEX? 3-0

    Cmon A-rod, get head start on MVP.

  • Quikksand

    damn TEX

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    what the hell was that?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      The pitch to Tex? It was right donw the middle. He should have hit that one a loooong way. He needs to get it going in the playoffs.

  • e mills

    wtf was that???

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    That’s deep enough.

    • Salty Buggah

      TWSS

  • jose

    Good job driving in a run Alex!

  • Dela G

    Hey a-rod comes through and gives the yanks the lead!

    1-0

  • Quikksand

    Yankees lead!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    I’ll take it. It’s all they need.

  • Salty Buggah

    Someone tell Tex to stop popping up

    Nice job Alex

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Gettin’ a lead for CC. I like it.

  • Ivan

    Productive AB A-Rod.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Booya, good job getting that run in, Al.

  • John Duci

    Good Job Alex. Im still confused on why Tex was swinging 3-0?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Because he’s a good hitter, and you turn good hitters loose in the playoffs? Maybe that 3-0 pitch is the best pitch he gets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    UNCLUTCH

    Wow, Torii Hunter took a terrible route to the ball.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Okay, we got a run. Mission #1 accomplished. Now, let’s knock in another, HazMat.

  • Sam

    Pfft. If A-Rod was really any good he would have hit a grand slam there

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      No grand slam with 2 people on?
      So unclutch.

  • Mike bk

    let’s go hideki

  • C

    There we go A-Rod

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    You’re going to need 9 threads today, Mike.

  • John Duci

    MAT-FUCKIN-SUI!!!!!!

  • ansky

    Its uncanny how AROD has been driving in Jeter all postseason!

  • Handsome B. Wonderful

    I can has pop-up?

  • Salty Buggah

    AHAHAHAHAHAAH! LOVE IT

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    /Luis Castillo’d

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    EPIC FAIL

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    LUIS CASTILLO LIVES!

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHIT!!

    I LOVE ME SOME LUIS CASTILLO!!!!

    2-0!!!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    wowow…..

  • Brazilian Yankee

    YES!! The ghost of Luis Castillo strikes!

  • E-ROC

    How about that infield defense for ya?

  • Mike bk

    OMG

  • Sam

    The angels do all the little things right to win

  • ShuutoHeat

    Gotta love the clowns! Send out the clowns!

  • ansky

    WHAT??? THE ANGELS MADE A MISTAKE in the FIELD??? its the APOCALYPSE!!!

  • Zack

    this team does all teh fundamental things too!1!

  • slappy white

    couldnt see it for the headgear

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    You can’t blame A-Rod for that one.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    LOL, I’ll take that too.

  • Quikksand

    It drops through!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0 Yankees! What a communication breakdown by the Angels infield!

  • whozat

    All I know is the Angels play the game the right way.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    “Angels never beat themselves”//

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Single? Is it to dumb to give an error?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    it’s the second coming of HAH!

    “hey chone ju wan play statues?”

    “no”

    “ok* *ball drops*

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Saw that one coming the minute Aybar looked at Figgens.

    SS has to take that, he gets to call everyone off and has to take charge there.

  • Ivan

    But the Angels Don’t make mistakes and are ALWAYS Fundamentally on point.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Lackey is throwing nothing but fastballs. Hopefully we’ll start catching up to it soon.

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