Swish left his gameplan on that last swing.
Watching him swing at that was physically painful
He guessed fastball, and he was wrong. He wanted to put the game out of reach. Ah well
OK Matt, defend that last swing for me.
No way he was expecting a 3-2 bases loaded slider after 5 fastballs. That shit aint fair.
Sometimes, you guess wrong and K.
Happens to the best of them.
and to the Nick Swishers of the world.
Why does it have to be defended? The moment took him out of his game plan. Hopefully next time, if the game is closer, he’ll stay with his game plan and take the walk there.
I’m just busting Matt’s chops, who we all know is the #1 Swisher fan around here.
I saw ball four before he started his swing, why couldn’t he?
He’s not Mike Scoiscia.
Plate vision is different.
that is a fucking awesome photo
The announcers: this is NOT a yawner CC. Stop yawning! Stop fistpumping! You MFYs!
CC needed to get the #9 hitter?
no, he needed to get an ovation.
CC is really on for figgins and abreu, who don’t hit lefties well.
There’s no need for him to throw that many pitches when he’s coming back on short rest. But, that’s clearly Joe G’s thought.
Just making them hit from the right side.
I had a feeling Swish would K on a breaking ball but oh well.
We need to get a T-shirt with that picture. It would sell really well.
wait, so now he gets phil loose? was he afraid he would catch cold?
Lets Go CC.
Angels are awesome. They come back to win. The Yankees don’t do anything like that.
I hate FOX, but I’d chalk that comment up to pandering to the audience to keep watching, more so than Yankee bashing.
I’m willing to bet that CC was a bit surprised when he found out he was heading back out there.
The only thing CC is surprise is that the Yanks have to think about if they waanted to bring back out CC or not.
hey McCarver, why don’t you STFU?
not a fan of the move to leave CC in
Were not the giants McCarver.
Oh Swish, I can’t stay angry at you. Let me avuncularly tousle your hair
he just wants to be liked
+33 for “avuncularly”.
CC Is a ninja too
See CC. See CC pitch. See CC get that shit. Go CC go.
Anyone tick these off yet?
1) Crappy relay throw from LF (contributed to run)
2) Miscommunication (or lack of communication) on infield pop (contributed to run)
3) Throwing error on pickoff (contributed to run)
4) Muffed play in CF
5) Wild pitch
However, we know Sciosia doesnt need this list. He knows them, becuase he doesnt miss ANYTHING.
protect your yawner??? you’re a douche bag T-Mac.
I would like CC to go rest his arm now.
in the middle of an at bat?
I knew he had Figgins.
CC! CC! CC!
Hey, as a big fan of reading way too much into things, I wonder: does this CC in the 8th move show a tiny but perceptible loss of Girardi’s faith in Hughes?
Actually, I think he knows he is going to have to use them alot tomorrow.. with Burnett (righty)
no just trying to cure cc’s narcolepsy
No, you don’t mess with win when your ace is on mound.
I think it was more about Figgins and Abreu vs lefties.
I think it speaks more to JoeG’s obsession with platoon matchups. He wasn’t going to bring Hughes in to face one guy and then pull him to put Coke in to turn Figgins around and face Abreu, and he trusted CC more than DRob, Aceves or anyone else.
He’s completely dominated them. Why take him out?
Hey, as a big fan of reading way too much into things…
I think you’re reading too much into things.
It’s easy and fun to do
Wait. You’re telling me Mathis’s block and tag was NOT the game changing play of the night?
It was the LIFE changing play of the game
Great Eye Bobby!
I like how the Game Changing Play was a lot of plays. But I like how they were all Angels mistakes.
CC is just raping Abreu.
Hey maybe the Angels can pick up some Blackberrys to help them out.
Get Bobby and call it a night, CC!
Ugliest swing ever…
Hey Bobby, sit the fuck down. BTW, we don’t miss your wall fearing ass.
Since nobody’s said it…. how about Jorge’s game calling tonight?
CC is the mother fucking boss.
This is why they paid him 161 million
what a fucking hoss
Posada can’t call games.
C FUCKING C
CC is a fuckin Secretariat HORSE!!!
Oh. Yeah. CC.
And now 2 CC starts + 1 AJ start + 1 Pettitte start = 1 Josh Beckett start.
Yankees starting pitching is the best.
CC loving the crowd. Velocity jumped up a bit those last 2 innings.
Watching CC pitch tonight was a beautiful experience.
Dirt off you shoulder, Gangsta.
What a job by CC! Hopefully the Yankees use this as momentum for the rest of the series!
Our little big boy is all growed up. sniff.
so can we send him out for the 9th just to change pitchers?
Well, be prepared to hear the “Posada needs to be CC’s personal catcher” controversy rear its ugly head
I’ll tell you what’s gotten lost in all this…Abreu’s great batting eye. I can se how he’s changed that Angels lineup. They’ve totally taken their cue from him tonight. Greatest FA signing in the history of sports. period.
Do you know why we pay CC Sabathia 161 million dollars???
BECAUSE WE CAN!
Watching CC gives me tickle up my leg //Chris Mathews
haha CC pitching = Obama speeching
is CC running for mayor of NYC because after tonight bloomberg would be in big trouble.
got my vote
Aww, shit. Look who’s warmin’ up.
No, I dont want to get blinded.
Good day for Melk.
melkman delivers a hit!
Melkman deliverith the hit!
ALCS MVP: Melky Cabrera
ALCS MVP:CC Sabathia
Bulger bent, but didn’t break. Yes. Let’s sing the praises of a hack middle reliever for a team that’s losing in the 8th despite a 1 run, 8 inning effort by the Yankee ace. That makes perfect sense.
Its too bad CC doesnt dominate.
I bet Karros is taking to his producers saying, “I can’t believe I actually said that. The words were just pouring out. I had to kill time.”
Where does gamer fall in on the grit chart?
Another nice AB for Leche.
Melky Cabrera is the balls.
he’s the vaj!
He’s the All-Weather Triple tread.
We will always love us some Aaron Boone.
When are we going to bench Melky?
My wife, she has been quite vocal on the Melky benching subject, as in: When are you going to bench Melky? Why haven’t you benched Melky yet? Why aren’t you benching Melky right now? And so on.
So please… bench Melky.
Good sign, I think: all of Damon’s at-bats have gone to left field tonight.
Has Gardner played LF this year?
When he comes in, he goes to CF and Melky moves over. Because Gardy’s the better defender.
no, just last year.
I mean, not that I’m questioning the “brilliance” of one named McCarver, but I’d think Gardner would take over in center and Melky would go to left. Okay, I am questioning.
Actually, Tim, he puts Gardner in CF and Melky in LF.
Excuse him..he is still talking about same outfield.
He is an old man.. who knows nothing about the Yankees…
Gardner will def play CF jerkoff!
I really wish there existed nation broadcasters that knew anything about the teams they were watching.
You know, McCarver had, what, 4 days to read up on the Angels and Yankees? And, counting from the last game they did, had like two weeks to prepare for all four AL playoff teams?
I don’t want to hear any bullshit excuses. Do some reading, Tim.
You know who else is a gamer? The Great Varitek.
I thought a “gamer” was someone who plays video games?
I thought a ‘Gamer’ was someone who smells like bait.
Wait, he’s a gamer?
McCarver-Damon’s a ‘Gamer’ because he’s played in a lot of games.
I guess McCarver is a shitter, because he’s full of shit?
damn, damon almost beat that
need a nice RBI from Tex here.
Large figure is an understatement.
Replace “large” with godly.
This guy Teixeira, he’s a gamer.
i love the nickname
His bat is named “Texcalibur”.
Didn’t Girardi catch a lot of shit for pulling Andy while cruising against the Twins? Now he is dumb for leaving CC in?
CC is rolling. He has had a ton of rest. He is a big, strong dude than can throw an assload of pitches.
I know CC is going on short rest, but the dude will be just fine to do it once. He didn’t have many stressful innings tonight so Joe let him keep rolling.
One thing though: Andy wasn’t going to pitch again in that series. CC might go two more times. I don’t have a problem leaving him in, but there is a difference in the situation.
Yeah, the whole point was the Game 4 start on short rest.
False dichotomy ftw.
You said yourself why the situations were different…Andy got pulled after throwing 81 pitches, and he wasn’t going to pitch again for at least 5 days. CC stayed in — with a bigger lead — having throw 20 more pitches and slated to pitch again in 3 days. With plenty of good pitchers in the pen. Really? No idea how that’s different?
My point is he has a proven track record that he can handle the workload. If he was at 130 high stress pitches, then hell yes. But he was cruising and if he got into any trouble in the 8th, he comes right out anyway. Did another 18 pitches really destroy his chances to succeed in Game 4?
Nice to see all rich people still hanging around behind the plate..
They’re not “real” fans.
pass the baton to AROD he needs to pad his ALCS stats.
Mike Maddog Russo says MAH-REE-AH-NOEEEE
“Mike Maddog Russo”?
Who’s excited for MO?
I feel a little sorry for the fans there tonight, who, as they are no doubt dressed in layers, no doubt found it cumbersome to feverishly pleasure themselves as they watched CC pitch.
that was a vicious curveball
Teixeira hasnt been great
except the single he hit, then the running from first to third, and the incredible plays he’s made tonight
oh i forgot the single and game winner against the twins
he hasnt hit that well, cmon
OH F. Just 1-2-3 Mo. No effing around tonight.
Damn. Tex 0-3 on an3-0, 3-1, and another 3-0 count.
Tex = gunshy right now
sigh…come on Tex. Why is he suddenly looking lost at the plate?
TEX = Not good hitting tonight!
Tomorrow he will be pissed and get it done!
Maybe Tex thought it was April since it’s cold and they haven’t played a game for a while.
never seen so many douche bags in one commercial…that budweiser commercial was awful! who writes this crap?
ding ding ding! we have a winner!
Haha. Honestly, I thought it was kind of funny. The point and walk is the shit.
Enter Sandman= Happiness
Hey Papelbon and Nathan, are you guys watching at home?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAW, TOO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON?
ShuutoHeat dealing tonight!
10ER in 121 innings???
That is god-like
God is on the Mound.
Where the fuck were those first two pitches?!
tight strike zone for MO???? wtf ump?
What the F.,
Were were those first 3 pitches?
pitchfx had the first two inside.
Frankly, I’ve been pretty happy in general with this ump tonight.
FUCK YOU MCCARVER!!!!!!!
Ump will get struck by a lightning bolt later.
cmon mo, you got this
He’s not missing shit.
Where the fuck is the Ump looking at?
MCCarver is fucking insane. Gag him pls.
im listening to Sterling….he’s insane too but he LOVES the Yankees
this ump is crazy.
Papelbon is the MVP of the World Series 2009. Against the Mets.
Calm down, fellas. Step back from the ledge. This shit’s in the bag. Mo got ‘em.
I don’t know about you guys, but I have my pitchfork and torch shack unlocked for the fuggin plate UMP.
Mo FB>>>>>>>>>>Vlad Bat Speed.
BAM BAM BAM
The only thing that doesn’t “look right,” Tim, is you’re fucking insight.
haha that’s hilarious
the ump and joe g
how about that McCarver??? still think there is something wrong with MO? suck it!
Mo was working with a Melvin-like strike zone for Hunter.
WE WILL NOT BE STOPPED !
This new guy is pretty good eh?
I’m disappointed we didn’t get any “Sabathia to teh 8th!!11!!” cracks tonight.
We really let the ball drop on that one, Mike.
Just like the Angels.
Oh, very nice.
Very, very nice.
We were busy wearing out our Ronan Tynan-Jew lines and beating the ‘fundamentally sound’ bit into the ground.
where are these missing???
Yeah, we’re all thinking that. Where was that pitch.
Didn’t MO used to get calls on the corners?
but teh mariano looks broken!!!
this ump is putting the squeeze on Mo.
dangerous time ….
When I first heard McCarver warming up I knew something didn’t sound right. I was right, it was the sound of a jackass choking on his own foot. Feat not yet repeated.
Still a small zone for Mo. Crazy.
Rivera has gotten ripped off twice so far.
Gotta love Mo.
Didnt MO you used to get calls over the plate?
I’ve said thsi a bunch of times before but since the Yankees have played one fundamentally “sound” taem and are playing another:
Nick Swisher is the only OF I know who actually uses two hands.
4 down, 7 to go.
only smell Juan Rivera is going to have is his ass burning..
That’s what we think of your fucking dangerous Morales BIZNATCH.
SEVEN TO GO!!
Mo can get strikeouts when there’s no strike zone. This is an American league pitcher who took a walk and walked in a run. And is pretty good at pitching too.
4 down 7 to go. YANKEES WIN!!!
Even with the umpire working against Mo, he still shuts ‘em down!
he is just so damned small
TWSS about me..*single tear*
Uhhh… your boom mic is showing.
i hope the Angels are as fundamentally sound tomorrow night as they were tonight.
A little late but…
YANKEES WIN! 7 More!
WE’RE STREAKING TO THE WORLD SERIES.
Not in this weather. You streak in weather that cold and you looking at major shrinkage.
My breasts can handle the cold.
No they can’t, I’ll handle them for you. Let’s not take any chances here.
At the University of Vermont they have something called “The Naked Bike Ride” in late November. It’s so cold even the pubic hair (and there is a lot of it in Burlington, Vermont) shrinks.
I still can’t believe the Angels argued as much as they did on the Hunter bunt/throw-out. Looked out to me – and we’ve all seen no argument on bad calls.
HAHA! Karros said CC was dominant
Can his hair get any higher?
Karros trying to redeem himself.
I think this is only the second game ever played at the new stadium where a home run wasn’t hit.
i don’t get that one
It was a sleep aid (maybe it still is)
(Stilnox is the international name for Ambien!)
little known or needed facts. Thanks!
sominex is still on the market. Imagine that. They used to have these jingly little commercials…take sominex tonight and sleeeeep
I love how they’re winning without scoring a ton of runs. Imagine when the bats really break out…
Scioscia ready to throw down with the Japanese reporter. Douche.
I seriously hope tomorrow’s game gets rained out. Sunday at 4 works much better for me.
you selfish life padder you
4.70 this year 6.28 career, I think the bats determine this one..
Wow! That J&R Music commercial might be worse than anything I’ve seen lately. Holy lord is that unbearable.
Did anyone else just see Scioscia’s reaction when the Spanish reporter asked if the team “gave up”? if they didn’t hastily chalk that up to english as second languiage, I think Scioscia was about to beat the living hell out of him
Oh I thought he was Japanese. It was obvious the guy didn’t speak English well. Scios is a douche.
what is this guy on MLB network talking about that CC wasn’t dominant???
put on YES Yankee Ess-Kissing Station
no YES in MD…I need to order that sport pckg ASAP
He’s an idiot. I have no idea what game he was watching. CC was throwing mid-90s, gives up 4 hits, 1 BB and seven K’s against an excellent hitting team in opening round of the playoffs, and he’s not dominant? I thought for sure I misheard, but then he said it again. I couldn’t believe none of the other guys on the desk didn’t ask him, “so what do you consider dominant?”
Scoiscia: GIVE UP? GIVE UP? DID WE GIVE UP WHEN THE GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR?
Boon: Nevermind, he’s rolling…
The give up guy is up again. Why do they keep letting him talk?
Imagine if he asked Billy Martin that question after a loss..the scotch bottle would be broken and Bob Lemon would have been defrosted to take over the club for game 2
Suck my balls Joe Buck, “something didn’t look right with Mariano in the pen.
that was McCarver
Found it funny Mccarver brought that up AFTER the walk. I heard McCarver also felt Paplebon was out of sorts…10pm Sunday night
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