ALCS Game Three Spillover Thread


33 pitches, 12 pickoff throws for Andy.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. Tom Zig says:

    Wake up, Offense!

  2. chriskeo says:

    Nice post Mike, I was about to post that on the last thread, but it closed before I hit add.

  3. Will says:

    Pettitte’s pitch count is at 45?

  4. Handtius says:

    A-rod. Double. callin it.

  5. Drew says:

    12 pickoff throws for Andy


  6. One Evil Empire says:


    Gotta love Andy saying “Here’s what I think of the pathetic stolen base you worked so damn hard for” by immediately getting Figs to weakly pop out.

    I fucking love this team.

  7. e mills says:

    there ya go

  8. Reggie C. says:

    Gotta generate some additional runs.

    Or this.


  9. Joey says:

    Bye bye ball

  10. Brazilian Yankee says:


  11. Mike Axisa says:

    He’s a god. He has to be.

  12. ShuutoHeat says:


  13. Joe D. says:


  14. baravelli says:

    That HR didn’t tie the game or give the Yankees a lead. So unclutch.

  15. dkidd says:

    total domination.

    forget about it.

  16. Jackson says:


  17. Doug says:

    And that’s why you don’t fall behind 3-0 to A-Rod!

    /J. Walter Weatherman

  18. mustang says:

    That’s never landing.

  19. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    I find it a bit amusing that everyone was so concerned about the starting pitching of the Yankees being the main weak point and they’ve thrown something like a 1.50 ERA, AND our offense was a guarantee to score 5 runs a game with virtually everyone contributing. Also, A-Rod wouldn’t show up.

    Another HR from A-Rod.

    The Yankees have been winning completely contrary to how almost everyone thought we’d win.

  20. Upstate Nick (confidence level = 10) says:

    A-Rod is in full-fledged beastmode.

  21. Joe D. says:

    The Yanks already had the lead. What a stat-padding selfish bastard.

  22. Drew says:

    Al: Yo, we killin it.
    Jeter: Yeah.

  23. count crapulent says:

    Alex Alex Alex

    The NY Times did an article on him today and why he’s so, I don’t know, good this year.

  24. ShuutoHeat says:

    Anyone else have a shrine at home worshipping Mo, G-ter and/or AROD? Because I do.

  25. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    I swear I just went to backyard to do something between innings and came back 2-0..he is making it must watch at bats..

  26. e mills says:

    I thought the Yankees weren’t going to be able to hit HRs in the postseason due the strength of other teams playoff pitching

  27. count crapulent says:

    another cheapie homerun. those damn yankees.

  28. Ivan says:

    Good God A-Rod, Good God.

  29. ansky says:

    A-Rod’s been beating pitches like they stole something. Thanks again Kate Hudson!

  30. Handtius says:

    Can A-rod and Jeter get Co-MVP?

  31. Jake H says:

    I love 12 pitches for the opposing pitcher and no outs.

  32. Reggie C. says:

    If Pujols is looking for his elbow ligament , he should consider giving Alex a call.

  33. Willy says:

    Am I the only one that is having an annoying sound with the audio? No, I don’t mean Buck and McCarver’s announcing. It’s some sort of static/buzz thing. Tried changing channels, and it only seems to be on Fox.

  34. Ivan says:

    After A-Rod hit that homer it’s official, Kate Hudson has the best pussy in the world.

  35. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Kate Hudson for Playoff MVP..

  36. charelspoet says:

    I want whatever Kate Hudson is giving to ARod. I will be CEO by the end of the month.

  37. Tom Zig says:

    Goal for this inning:

    Get Weaver to 75 pitches

  38. dkidd says:

    these at-bats are gorgeous

  39. Mike says:

    so how about this anaheim crowd….who would know this was a playoff game

  40. baravelli says:

    I wanna make this observation: Everybody’s talking about A-Rod’s improved attitude, and there’s an instinct to be skeptical about how much of a difference that actually makes. But, have you heard any of his interviews over the past few months? He’s been giving A+ interviews, every time. Easily deflecting praise to his teammates, giving humble and team-first responses when asked about his own achievements, and sounding relaxed and sincere and unproblematic the whole time. He really does seem to have his head screwed on straight.

  41. slappy white says:

    Damn Matsui wearing the concrete cleats ?

  42. Joe D. says:

    RAB New Feature: Create Your Own Punch Line!

    Joe Buck: “Matsui doesn’t run like he used to…

  43. MikeD says:

    It’s the A-Rod and Captain show. Once the others join in more consistently, we’ll really be tough…or tougher!

  44. Reggie C. says:

    c’mon Robbie. Repeat AB result.

    Stop digging pitches out the dirt.

  45. charelspoet says:

    Cmon Swish, that 3rd run is important.

  46. count crapulent says:

    Anyone at the Stadium? How are they reacting?

  47. Lance says:

    Wait a minute I’ve seen this inning somewhere before…

  48. hal says:

    oh no …it’s cano

  49. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Robbie continuing his RISP fail. And hey, this looks familiar: 1st and 3rd with one out and Swisher up.

  50. danny says:

    okay swisher, now lets try this again.

  51. ansky says:

    Next AB, AROD tries to hit one out with a thunder stick…just for shits and giggles.

  52. yankw says:

    come on guys you can score on an out

  53. YankeeScribe says:

    Deja vu

  54. Handtius says:

    Ah, they said Cano is an RBI man.

    • JMK aka The Overshare says:

      That’s pretty funny. They have how long to prepare for this series?

      • Handtius says:

        Well, honestly, shouldn’t they be up to date on all team, considering they are sportscasters. And it’s not like the Yankees are the Royals or something.

  55. Keanu Reeves says:

    I don’t want to see him let off the hook again. It’s time to get blood thirsty.

  56. nrh24 says:

    Anyone else hear Tim McCarver call Robbie Cano “an excellent RBI man”? In what universe has this man been living? Does he watch baseball?

    • ansky says:

      maybe he was talking about RBI Baseball. CC is really good at that too.

    • Keanu Reeves says:

      I think it’s pretty clear to Yankee fans that have listened to McCarver this series that he hasn’t watched them play other than the X number of times they’ve played on Fox.

      He just has no clue what he’s talking about.

  57. Jake H says:

    we need a hit badly here.

  58. Dave says:

    At least the pitch count is going up up up

  59. yankw says:

    come on shit guys thats twice

  60. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Swisher and Cano are just terrible.

  61. Drew says:

    Swisher that’s twice man. Get the fucking run in.

  62. Doug says:

    Swish looked overmatched in that AB.

  63. Jake H says:

    He threw no strikes to swisher but the 1st one.

  64. ansky says:


  65. Jordan says:

    Ugh. 8 LOB between Swisher and Cano. 2 for Melky (hoping that changes this AB) and 0 combined for everyone else.

  66. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    unbelivable..this team is supposed to best offense in ML..how the hell they can’t get runner in from 3rd ?

  67. charelspoet says:

    Seriously? A fly ball? How difficult?

  68. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Ahh man. I’ll give him credit, that was a great pitch but Swisher and Cano have been black holes this playoffs.

  69. pat says:

    Fucking Weaver is walking a thin line. He’ll get his.

  70. Drew says:

    Aight Melk. I know you got it this time.

  71. dkidd says:

    come on leche

    two out dagger

  72. Ivan says:

    Fuck yo, Weaver is just throwing off speed pitches.

  73. Dave says:

    he would have walked in a run if they just didnt swing the damn bat

  74. ansky says:

    wasted opportunities suck

  75. charelspoet says:

    6 straight outs by these three. Ugh!

  76. Keanu Reeves says:

    Um…correct me if I’m wrong, anatomically speaking, but isn’t that just extra skin on the elbow?

  77. danny says:

    lmaoo “whatevers in there”

  78. Drew says:

    hehe I love Melky

  79. Reggie C. says:

    This is very disappointing. That’s twice this situation has played out. Thankfully Arod got his AWESOME on early.

  80. Brazilian Yankee says:

    0 for the last 18 with RISP. That’s just not good enough.

  81. trueblue says:

    Fuck You Swisher
    Fuck You Melky

    You two and Cano should go apologize to Andy for continually fucking up

  82. yankw says:

    shit this offense is cold as ice Jeter Arod and seven guys not doing shit

  83. chriskeo says:

    Weaver is at 79 pitches.

  84. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    I feel like we’re losing even though we’re up by 2. I’d bet we all feel that way.

    • Handtius says:

      Nope. we have 2 runs they have non. That means we’re winning. Yes, it’s frustrating, but we are still winning.

      • JMK aka The Overshare says:

        I know. I just don’t feel the usual degree of excitement. It’s like masturbating with an old rubber glove and a ton of lube. Sure, it’s still kind of pleasurable, but damn, it’s also kind of painful.

    • Jackson says:

      I don’t, Pettitte is dealing and we’ll be into the meaty part of the Angels bullpen by the 6th at the latest. There are runs to be had and the Yankees will get them in eventually.

  85. Jake H says:

    Weaver has thrown maybe 5 offspeed pitches in the zone and the Yanks have swung at 30 that are out of the zone.

  86. JackC says:

    I don’t care how great any two players are, you can’t depend on just two hitters…

  87. EB says:

    0-6 risp… after 0-8 in game 2

    • SteveD Fla says:

      they are killing me. We should have 5 runs by now. Lets hope Andy can keep pitching his ass off.

  88. Mike says:

    comeeee onnnnn.

  89. Jersey says:

    Well. That was unfortunate.

  90. Drew says:

    Damn man.

    Cano, Swish and Melk, same result.

  91. charelspoet says:

    12 men left on base between those three – 0-6 as a team.

    Cmon Andy, pick up the scared children sucking air today.

  92. Jackson says:

    Oh well, now Andy can just put the crowd back in that catatonic state they were in before those last few outs.

  93. Ivan says:

    The Yanks should be getting a couple runs off Weaver rite now. Oh Well, Yanks still lead.

  94. Reggie C. says:

    Damn fine ass commercial.

    We should be ahead by more. Cano and Swisher are keeping it close.

  95. Mike Pop says:

    Hopefully these stranded runners won’t come back to hurt us.

    :knows they won’t:


  96. baravelli says:

    Geez, everybody, chill out. Weaver made some good pitches there. Yes it was disappointing, but we’re winning this game.

  97. Reggie C. says:

    How badly does Joe Buck want the Angels to score some runs.

  98. count crapulent says:

    I’d like to see them run away with it at this point. I’ve had enough damn heart attacks this playoff season.

  99. YankeeScribe says:

    Is Weaver that good or is everybody but Jeter, A-Rod, JoPo, and Matsui that bad today?

  100. Tank the Frank says:

    It’s odd how such a great lineup top to bottom can be so bad with RISP during the regular season and utterly horrible in the postseason.

  101. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Maybe Kevin Long has been hitting the sauce since Game 2 of the ALDS.

  102. pat says:


  103. Joe R says:

    Amazing that we’ve yet to lose in the playoffs and are having the toughest time hitting with RISP

  104. Drew says:

    That old lady thought she was tupac

  105. TJ says:

    What was that?

  106. baravelli says:

    Hall of Famer Rod Carew (he converted!)

  107. Brazilian Yankee says:

    I think Damon has been playing a very solid LF during the playoffs.

  108. Jersey says:

    Weaver’s at 79 pitches after four. The rate he’s going, he’s not gonna be in there by the 6th.

  109. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    they get excited for loud fly outs? Really?

  110. Drew says:

    No he didn’t, did he swing? Yes he did.

    Abreu has made 4 outs this series that were liners right at Johnny.

  111. pat says:

    Heh, I like that Inside, outside, outside, thats behind us.

  112. Dave says:

    That tightened the ol’ sphincter

  113. dkidd says:

    ground ball andy

  114. Mike Axisa says:

    You got this, Andrew.

  115. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Andy has lost command this inning.

  116. Hugh Jassman says:

    Man, Bobby is some kind of bad this series.

  117. Tom Zig says:

    Im surprised Vlad hasn’t swung (i’m on gameday)

  118. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Just one more ground ball..you can do it Andy..

  119. Reggie C. says:

    the 80/20 formula made me laugh.

    Pettitte is a masta.

  120. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Take that Hunter!

  121. Stadium Garlic Fries says:


  122. ShuutoHeat says:

    Told you it works!! Andy has been toying with the Angel’s offensive.

  123. Drew says:

    That’s a bad play? Nope that was a fucking good play!

  124. e mills says:

    Sciosa for Manager of the Year

  125. Jersey says:

    The pickoff. Legendary.

  126. dkidd says:

    hunter just lit up the camera

  127. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    The hunted.

  128. Handtius says:

    I like you, but go sit down.

  129. Doug says:

    ahahaha screw you Toriiiiii.

  130. Joe D. says:

    Fundamentals, baby.

  131. ShuutoHeat says:

    Fist pumps for everyone!

  132. Ivan says:

    Ha FAIL.

  133. JackC says:

    Boy, Andy struggling a bit — a dumb time to be adventurous on the basepaths. Yet another uncharacteristically dumb play by the Halos

  134. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Fist pump every one…

  135. Brazilian Yankee says:

    You can’t walk Vlad, comon Andy.

  136. Reggie C. says:

    C’mon Andy. FIST … AFTER you’re out the inning.

  137. Drew says:

    That is an achievement. I guess AP just figured he didn’t have to throw a strike to Vlad, I don;t blame him.

  138. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Swisher probably walks more in a week than Cano and Vlad walk all season COMBINED.

  139. Drew says:

    AP is the shit.

  140. Mike Axisa says:

    Oy, I thought that was trouble off the bat.

  141. JackC says:

    Got scared for a sec — I though off the bat it had distance. Whew…

  142. danny says:

    top of the order, send weaver to the bench for good!

  143. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    People still watch shows like So You Think You Can Dance? Really?

  144. Tom Zig says:

    Goal for this inning:

    Get weaver to 100 pitches

  145. ShuutoHeat says:

    Andy is toying with the crowd and the Angels, he’s destroying them on multiple levels.

  146. Jake H says:

    We need to add another run in this or the next inning thou.

  147. Moshe Mandel says:

    Let’s go. Make him throw strikes.

  148. Joe D. says:

    Some people believe that some pitchers “pitch to the score.” Maybe the Yankees are trying a new thing called “hitting to the score”?

  149. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Jeter hasn’t had a weak hit in a while.

  150. pat says:

    Come on Johnny, just guess offspeed and you’ll be right.

  151. ShuutoHeat says:


  152. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Go Johnny Go.!!!

  153. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    There you go! Finally, Damon! Let’s see if Tex catches on.

  154. Jersey says:

    Ba BOOM

  155. Jake H says:

    I don’t care how we get the runs, we just need them.

  156. Drew says:

    We. Don’t. Fuck. Around.

  157. Reggie C. says:

    Alright Teixiera. You can challenge the distance on JD’s homer. Right???

  158. UWS says:

    This stadium is a joke. What a fucking bandbox.

    Wait, what?

  159. Ivan says:


  160. Tom Zig says:

    Johnny Damon says fuck you slump

  161. danny says:

    johnny be goood!

  162. AdamParker says:

    Its a Johnny Rocket!

  163. mustang says:


  164. Dave says:

    Johnny, meet postseason baseball.

  165. pat says:

    Portable Jet streams!!!!

  166. Upstate Nick (confidence level = 10) says:

    Damon, zomg it’s only because it’s short to right field!!!!1111!!

    oh, wait… we’re in Anaheim of Los Angeles. So much for that.

  167. Mike Pop says:

    Again, Alex?

  168. Jake H says:

    I think a walk was what Tex needed.

  169. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Listen Angels…these Yankees can fuck you whichever way they decide on given day..

  170. Reggie C. says:

    Teixeira BB is a good development. I hope that means he’s seeing the ball better.

  171. chriskeo says:

    Does anyone know what the yankees BABIP is this series/postseason, just wondering if maybe the offense is luck.

  172. ShuutoHeat says:

    Good shit Tex, if you can’t hit try to get a walk. A walk = single. It could be a good way to get out of the ditch.

  173. pat says:

    Shut the fuck up about the World Series midget.

    • Reggie C. says:

      i swear , its like a jinx parade out there. i bet you FOX is gonna run the homerless streak stat another couple times this game.

  174. Handtius says:

    So close!!!!!

  175. Doug says:

    Missed by that much.

  176. Drew says:

    Oh man! BOOOOOO

    lol I thought he had that shit again!

  177. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    oh..man..that would have been some shot..

  178. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Alex is locked in even though that didn’t carry.

  179. Reggie C. says:

    I blame the camera man for that …

    Fucker had me convinced that was gone.

  180. Jersey says:

    Jesus, they’re putting some good swings on Weaver this inning, even on the outs.

  181. danny says:

    oh mannn i got so fucking excited

  182. Jake H says:

    Just got under it.

  183. Jackson says:

    Damn, I thought he had another one. ARod is locked in.

  184. mustang says:

    Fuck though he had it.

    Bad Kate, Bad Kate

  185. Drew says:

    FOX really loves them some Kate Hudson.

  186. ShuutoHeat says:

    Wow, Weaver just got lucky there. Arod wanted to give everyone in the stands a heart attack.

  187. chriskeo says:

    We’ll settle for 95 pitches.

  188. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Fox doesn’t have a camera man in NY to show Yankee Stadium shot? Cheap bastards..

    • slappy white says:

      i thought the same thing….the other way around they’d be showin them waving those monkeys ….how cute

  189. count crapulent says:

    Johnny used up the portable jetstream that inning. Time to go in the locker room and get some more.

  190. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    “I’m good, I’m good!”? More like, “I’m mediocre, I’m mediocre!”

  191. Handtius says:

    Pettitte says sit the fuck down!

  192. Reggie C. says:

    Over-anxious much Kendry?

  193. Drew says:

    I’m good! I’m good!

    Nah man, you suck. Go take a shower.

  194. Joe D. says:

    I can’t believe that’s Pettitte’s first K…he’s throwing some filthy pitches at them. Lotsa weak contact instead of Ks, I suppose.

  195. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Weaver is done. Too bad, but that’s a good decision by Genius Scioscia.

  196. Dave says:

    Gamecast has never been so reliable. Gotta love the solo shots.

  197. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Oh shit he hit that hard.

  198. Handtius says:

    aw damn.

  199. Mike Pop says:

    Only one run, but kills our streak!

  200. Riddering says:

    Dammit, Andy, you just had to break the streak.

  201. Moshe Mandel says:

    I hate these manager interviews. Call the freaking game.

    • JMK aka The Overshare says:

      Why stop there? Why not have random drunken fan interviews? Interview the mascots. How about the beer vendors?


  202. Drew says:

    oh man. BOOO!!!!

  203. Doug says:

    Fireworks and a log plume ride for Howie Kendrick. How cute.

  204. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Oh fuck, comon Andy. Get it together.

  205. danny says:


    just so you know.

  206. ShuutoHeat says:

    Obnoxious fireworks with all smoke afterwards…

  207. Ivan says:

    Celebrate Angels, that is the closes your ever get.

  208. Reggie C. says:

    no worries. no worries.

    except for the friggin smoke on the field. damn that place gets cloudy.

  209. Handtius says:

    that’s all they get.

  210. Drew says:

    Get the head out. That is baseball player speak.

    Dude. You really are an ass.

  211. Jake H says:

    Good pitch just happened to go for a hr.

  212. pat says:

    Eh you can live with solo’s. Keep it goin andy.

  213. trueblue says:

    So 2nd baseman are allowed to contribute this series… Someone please let Robbie know

  214. Brazilian Yankee says:

    If I had to bet, I’d have bet on Coke allowing the first HR by Yankee pitching.

  215. ShuutoHeat says:

    That was a fluke, no mas from the Andy.

    And we get the fucking idea McCarver.

  216. AJ says:

    It’s ok. I’ll take one mistake from Andy tonight. I just hope the Yanks can continue to hit Weaver and get the opportunities to score. But I just hope it’s not going to be home run city tonight. That can end badly.

  217. trueblue says:

    I sure hope all those runners Swisher and Melky let die don’t end up hurting

  218. Moshe Mandel says:

    I’m sorry but that PitchTrax thing is worthless without context. Is 82 crossing the plate good? Bad?

  219. Jersey says:

    Love to see Pettitte get through 6, then turn it over to the Hydra in the bullpen.

  220. Dave says:

    Is Aybar the most unlikeable Angel?

  221. Joe D. says:

    McCarver: “Get the head out”

    That’s what she said!!

  222. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    we are good…we are good /Andy to Joe G

  223. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    I think my landscaper is also Howie Long’s barber.

  224. danny says:

    nice bounce back, lets go offense!

  225. marc resnick says:

    yes he is.

  226. tim randle says:

    ok, so is Al a True Yankee(tm) yet?

  227. count crapulent says:

    wait fireworks for a homerun? It is fucking disneyland.

  228. baravelli says:

    See, when Andy gives up a solo shot, it’s an isolated fluke in the midst of very solid pitching. Weaver was getting hit hard all over the place and got lucky, which is why his solo shots were more representative.

  229. Joey says:

    Darren Oliver FT(Yanks)W

  230. Moshe Mandel says:

    Next inning is the big inning in this game. If Andy gets through it, you are in Joba/Hughes/Mo territory if he gets into trouble.

  231. Reggie C. says:

    Stared at one down the middle PO. Damn.

  232. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Jorge, that pitch was right down the middle. Don’t take that.

  233. AJ says:

    How is Darren Oliver doing so well this year? I don’t have stats in front of me, but I thought he was on that borderline of being a scrub and being a borderline bullpen pitcher.

  234. pat says:

    Darren Oliver, whats he like 40? I could hit him.

  235. Mike bk says:

    aybar with those fundamentals again.

  236. Drew says:

    2nd basemen are allowed to contribute!!


  237. Handtius says:

    There’s Cano…just needs to lead of the inning.

  238. Mike Pop says:

    C’mon Swish, let’s get it going.

  239. Reggie C. says:

    Cano tried the other side of the field and got lucky. Snap out of it …

  240. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Now he gets a hit. Clutch Cano.

  241. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Admiral Ackbar FTL.

  242. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Fuck You McCarver…

  243. Hugh Jassman says:

    This is lame. I’m still at work. Missing the game yo!

  244. TJ says:

    Mentions of 2004 ALCS: 1

    More to come…

  245. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    I think they got Cano there. Replay?

  246. Russell NY says:

    I think the Yanks need to score some runs off crap relievers.

  247. tim randle says:

    TJSC send us a twitpic of the crowd at the stadium!!!

  248. pat says:

    For some reason I feel like every time you make a switch hitter change sides mid game they get a hit. Especially a struggling one like Swish.

  249. TJ says:

    Damn Swish let’s get it going

  250. Jersey says:

    Man, Swish is having a miserable game.

  251. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Swisha sucks.

  252. ShuutoHeat says:

    That was ugly, it’s okay Swish.

  253. Reggie C. says:

    Nice swing Swish.

  254. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Swisher is lost out there..I never saw him strike out like this in regular season..

  255. yankw says:

    offense aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggg