You play to win the game!
Joe Girardi blew this game. He has over managed every game in these playoffs but this is the first game that came back to bite him in the ass. He is not a post season manager. Joe Torre would never have made these decisions. Girardi will be the only reason why the Yankees don’t win the World Series this year.
Shut ‘em down again, Phil.
I need this game to end so I can go to work! Cmon Yanks!
Not a good time to ask for the game to end! Dammit Marc!
Jeff Mathis? Seriously?
That was my exact reaction.
Damn. Jeff Mathis does get big hits.
I misread that at first.
Doubles to terrible hitters?
Not cool, Phil.
More Hughes…how does this back up catcher always hit doubles?
Gotta go to Mo’s… Modells! yeahh
Damnit. Put Mo in?
Well, here comes the sac bunt.
I feel like I’m watching the Jets in a tie game after they’ve missed field goals all day. Of course, that’s where the comparison between the two teams stops.
ya, we’re gonna lose
Shutup. Please, thank you.
glad your here.
There are blogs for Angels’ fans you know.
Please get out of this!
I’m not an expert, but I think that’s not good
Let’s lose this game with our best pitcher still avaiable.
Sandman in. Keep this tied for another inning.
Please Mo. PUHLEEEASE let Mo get out of this unscathed.
i hate when yankee manager do this…if you were going to bring mo in with guys on and 0 out just put him to start the inning.
I had no problem with leaving in Hughes to start the inning and no problem with him bringing Mo in now.
joe G aint fuckin around
He already fucked it up.
You’re not actually from Brazil.
Show me where you first guessed pulling out Hughes.
WE GOT THIS!!!
Sac bunt, ground out to the pitcher, K. Get it done.
Broken bat to Mo that Mathis tries to advance on, gunned out at third.
Why weren’t the outfields playing no doubles defense??
sac bunt, walk, DP?
Doesn’t really answer my question, but okay.
i was worried for a second that girardi would be married to the save rule…cmon mo, be the god that you are
Mo in with men on = loss.
This doesn’t look good.
Have Confidence, Mo’s here.
Phil, your killing me. Punto, now Mathis. Ugh.
Oh well, Gotta go to Mo.
In Mo we trust…
I cant get those two innings w/ men on 1st and 3rd out of my head. Swish really shit the bed on that.
I don’t understand this move unless this move.
def the right move and one torre would never make
Let’s go Mo. If I want anyone in during a huge pressure situation, I want Mo.
In Mo we trust
Gotta love the negativity from some people tonight.
So when something bad happens, it is “YOUR YANKEES”. But when something good happens, it is “OUR YANKEES”.
If we lose, then we lose. You gotta stand by your team, if you don’t who will? A stanking Boston fan?
i know i shouldnt be nervous, but im nervous.
all I done for the last 2 weeks is watch baseball and do things to make it up to my wife for watching baseball
sounds like a very binary existence
Trolls make me a sad panda.
So Scioscia pulls Napoli for a weaker hitter, and it’s led so far to the Angels taking the lead, and now a leadoff double that could win the game.
Bad decisions that work. Oy.
Cashman needs to visit this team again.
Yeah they didn’t go 11-0 against the best teams in the league. NO NOES!
STFU HOLY SHIT. THEY WENT 5-0 BEFORE THIS. CHRIST.
IS 5-0, 11-0? NO SO STFU POP!!
Yes. The sweeping of the Twins and the taking of the first two ALCS games does bode poorly for the Yanks.
The Red Sox can use another fan. You should go join them. They have a decent ball club. We won’t mind.
You can’t bunt on the cutter.
Come on, Mo.
This is trouble.
Wow. We had him too.
Fucking perfect back up, Johnny. Wow.
Ugh. Not a good error there. But the K and double play are still intact. It was a good idea, but just bad execution.
Fuck. A good throw gets him there, Mo.
Come the fuck on Mo. I wouldn’t expect that from you.
This will require some real Mo magic to get out of this one.
Dammit, he had him dead
no need to rush there.
great job by Damon. Load the bases??/????
I’m more worried about Mo, did he trip? Is he okay?
Mo is going to bear down and strike out the side here. Watch.
The ghost of Nick Adenhart is starting to appear. I’m officially terrified.
oh stop. I really dislike that stuff.
This confuses me.
Oh my goodness gracious!!!
It will be a miracle if we get out of this.
Three strike outs
any number of ways can keep Mathis from scoring. game not over.
Woof I’m fucking dieing here. Please Mo pleasE1!!!
ok one out
OK, IBB then DP.
God I love u Tex.
Alright, c’mon Mo. You can do this. Two more outs.
WOW TEX!!!! Okay, whoever is going to shit on Tex needs to remind themselves of all the plays he made today.
load them now, pitch to tori
MORE defense from Tex. That’s like 3 XBH’s he’s saved today.
Once again, Teixeira is ridiculous.
Let’s do it, Mo. Let’s do it.
I think it’s game over if Mathis goes.
MY GOD !!!!!
seriously what could they be telling Mo use the sinker?
you have to load the bases here
teix is the fucking man
WE WILL GET THIS DONE!
now I’ve seen everything… Mo giving up an intentional walk?
It isn’t unprecedented.
Mo kills lefties, but you have to do this. Sets up the DP at any bag.
in on the corners, back up the middle?
FUckin hate away games.
Dave Eiland, “OK here’s the plan. Mo strikes him out.”
I like it.
I really hope that is what happens.
Wow, really shitting on Damon’s arm here huh.
No egos, gotta win.
johnny always looks happy, what pills is he on?
he’s just very dumb
this means Mo bats third for us WHEN we bat
Lets go Mo.
Seriously, what would Dave Eiland be telling Mo.
alright mo, you have to focus
Alright Mo, nowhere to put him, so do your thing.
Cmon Mo, dont walk em in.
lets go mo
Yeesh. Mo’s gonna have to wiggle out of this one.
come on mo….come on.
One more strike and we can almost relax.
1. More. OUT.
Cmon mo. One more buddy.
One more Mo. Don’t fall into the 2-out runs crap.
We are so lucky to have Tex.
Hyper ventilating now.
If it’s your thing. Say your prayers, boys.
i think in these situations our pitchers put some sort of magnet on Teix.
Beating a dead horse but Giambi would have lost this game innings ago.
Iight one more. The last out is always the toughest no matter the hitter for some reason.
We got this we got it.
Vlad. Mariano. Bases loaded. Tie game. Extra innings.
Ok, 2 outs. We have a shot.
BTW-What a fucking game.
C’mon MO. Get us out of this
you can do this mo, lets get this.
Buck talking about walks here? Zero chance he walks Vlad.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
Holy crap! Hell yeah!@
And that is why Mariano Rivera is Mariano Rivera.
That’s about the best explanation you can give. Wow.
Thank God for Mo.
HOLY SHIT MO MAGIC
I”S KNEWS IT!!!!!
MARIANO RIVERA IS A GODLY GOD! WOw!
The Lord performs another miracle.
Got to win it this inning now.
All praise Mo, amen
MARIANO YOU ARE THE LORD AND SAVIOR.
Feel a big weight lifted off your shoulders, don’t you?
This fucking Crazy now
Sucks to be an Angel’s fan
NOW LETS WIN THIS FUCKER!
Thanks be to Mo
Eat it doubters!!!!!
ONE MORE TIME…..IN MO WE TRUST
I’m hyperventilating and incoherent and the same time. Mo is our salvation.
I’m pulling a 2003 Game 7 Mariano post-Boone HR. on the floor right now.
Just for Men purchase is in my future
Mo appreciation thread now plz.
Wow! Just wow! Atleast Tex isn’t slumping on defense
Mo, MVP of Baseball! Tex, best 1B evah!
LETS F*****G GO!!!!!!
People gotta stop shitting on Tex, everything he has done in this game defensively all then makes up for his lack luster plate appearances. If it wasn’t for Tex, the game would’ve ended ALREADY.
STFU trolls. And you can GTFO while you’re at it.
Fucking trolls and haters and bandwagon fans have been dotting this place for a bit. When we win, all the people abandoning ship can go suck on it.
The greatest of all time. ALL TIME.
Nick Swisher and Chuck Norris combined have nothing on Mo
Hey, can Teixeira get Game MVP even if he makes out every time he comes up?
Holy crap, I can’t believe we got through that. I mean, I know it’s Mo and all… simply amazing. Now, step on their fucking throats!
The Cardiayankees ride again
People forget, but the late 90s groups played a lot of these games. Especially in 1996.
he is seriously a genius.
Fuck the haters, son!
In Mo I trust. That’s just incredible.
Do you think Mo has paid for a drink in the last decade?
The man doesnt drink coffee…
Okay, this is interesting: Mo’s now batting in Damon’s spot. If Melky/Jeter somehow score a run between them, does Mo bat?
Fuck yes! We already know he can work a walk.
I think he has to stay in the game. Especially if they get a lead.
Mo, grant me the serenity …
We can do this
oh my god
i can’t believe what i just saw
We would have lost this game if Giambi was playing first base…
So we should start building an actual church devoted to Mo, like, yesterday.
ALL PRAISE MO!!! GO YANKEES GO!!!
oh my god….i mean oh my MO
WHEN Jeter homers….MO gets to bat
Rivera is up 3rd this inning, but I think he might be a better hitter than the 3 guys on the bench who can pinch hit.
Yeah, were leaving him in so it’s not a decision.
That reads dumb but I don’t doubt you’re right. Cervelli isn’t a massive improvement over Mo unless you have a runner or runners on.
And yes, please use Lackey, Scioscia.
You wonder if he planned on throwing after the game or if this is for reals.
Game MVP – Mo.
Teix based solely on defense. Seems like he’s been in every defensive play
Alright, let’s tag this pigeon looking mother fucker now.
It’s over. we got it.
Unbelievable! Mariano for the walk off!
Actually – the go ahead.
All of ya’ll bitching about Teix earlier.
Who bitched about his glove?
nada one. Just people that said he hasn’t shown up in October.
At the plate, he hasn’t. On defense he has been our best player though.
Mo’s gunna hit a go ahead hr watch
Who hits in the 2 spot? You gotta leave Mo in.
That’s what my dad just said.
Is Santana Spanish- Amish?
Mo with a RBI?
MO DAMN I LOVE MY TEAM
It’s hard to believe a team with unlimited payroll has Melky Cabrera as their CF.
We like to keep it interesting.
You’re running out of things to shit on. Spare us your C-material and give it a rest.
IS that you Lanny?
If we had an unlimited payroll, we would have resurrected Joe DiMaggio to play for us this year.
leave mariano in the game
We could need him tomorrow. Can’t burn him out, he’s 39 years old.
God damn it. Some of these other guys have to step up (Tex, Swish, Melky).
Lets go offense.
fuck, i thought jeter hit that one out
They need to come up with a new name…because Closer doesnt cut it. All praise be to Mo!
no mo’ mo
Thought Torii was gonna screw that up.
Well, Cervelli, time to do something useful. Remember that time in Atlanta?
Frankie pinch-hitting for Mo. Crud.
Give us the lead Cervelli!
Sure, Buck, don’t mention his RBI walk!
Goddammit. Right to him.
Frankie…just get on to get to Tex and Alex.
this i would not do….
I wanted to see Mo hit. I know it’s stupid, but it would have been fun.
Lift us up where we belong.
Oh just wear that, Frankie!
Wear it with jeans!
A bit surprising, but that tells me he wants to save Mo for tomorrow.
What is Mo’s batting average?
.000. He does have an RBI walk, though.
He’s 0 for 5 I believe.
He struck out and walked I believe.
But he’s got a .333 OBP, and an RBI….BBRod, remember?
I’m still overjoyed about Mo.
Yeah, that was the biggest spot of the game so far, and he delivered. That’s all you can ask for.
this sucks losing the DH
That was weak…
Let’s go K-Rob!
Why does Mo have to hit anyhow? Wrong league?
Hairston was put in as a defensive replacement in the DH spot so the pitcher goes to Damon’s spot now.
Yeah, a short pop fly with Damon’s arm would have been game over. Wasn’t a bad move. Gave up an out for it, and one we might not have ever had.
Okay. That was a putrid swing. Why the hell have they looked so bad on breaking balls today? Jesus.
Do it, Dave.
If they bring in Lackey he won’t pitch a game 5? Saunders on 4 days rest perhaps????
Hopefully there won’t be a Game 5
game 5 is 3 days away so lackey can go 1 or 2.
I would of let CC hit.
kind of joking.
I’d let Swisher pitch.
Girardi already said he’ll use him in an emergency.
We may see it lol.
i would have let CC hit right there.
I’d like a slightly less stressful bottom inning plz!
Heart of the order against Robertson? Eek. Of course, if he can survive, it’s Tex, A-Rod, and . . . Hairston.
That was a pathetic 1-2-3 inning. Santana breezed. Come on K-Rob! Keep it going.
We have a relatively week hitting line-up in there right now – Cervelli, Gardner, Hairston
Gardner’s not in.
Right – replaced by Hairston in the batting order even though Hairston came in for Damon.
d-rob for what 2 at the most? can AJ go 1 today? or is it up to Gaudin after D-rob?
Aceves is still available
sorry forgot Ace, he has 1 or 2 in him today.
Don’t forget Ace.
Time for Robertson to give up a lead-off double and wiggle his way out of it?
Ok Robertson, lets make quick work of em… If need be, I’d like to see DRob get next inning as well
Let it be said that despite Tex’s struggles at the plate, his defense has been phenomenal.
100% absolutely. Game is already over w/out his glove.
Totally agree – Gaem over without his glove.
Ninja Assassin. Lol.
Alright D-Rob, let’s go 1-2-3.
Then can we have some offense?
Ryan Howard – unbelievable.
This coming from a man who watches Alex Rodriguez on a daily basis.
I wonder at what point in the series, our offense will show up
Four homers counts. Now if only they’d come with men on base.
This game is taking 3 years off my life rite now.
Its going to be really hard to score with what the lineup is now.
A Tex or Posada shot seems like our only chance, since they’ll just walk Alex.
Let’s go K-Rob, get another win.
good thing they still have ace and gaudin left
D-Rob on it…
PS. So can we officially put Brazilian Yankee on the “Troll” list? His comments are worse then Lanny’s.
No doubt. I’m sick of the fukkin flip flopping bandwagon fans.
I don’t think he’s a troll, he’s just pissed. I know I’m not totally happy right now.
He was bitching about having Melky on the team because we have “unlimited funds”.
…after Mo pitched out of the 10th inning.
Get thorugh this inning… we got the big boys coming
tex, a-rod, gardner….
Tex, ARod, Hairston
I love watching DRob pitch.
That curve is just phenomenal.
Plus the socks are a thing of beauty. He really wears them well.
He’s definitely got the figure for them.
I think it would have been better to have Mo bat and increase the likelihood of getting through this innning to Tex/Arod/Hairston/Cano and have another inning of D-Rob over the marginal benefit of Cervelli hitting. It’s not like bringing Po off the bench.
I hope Howard goes cold when/if we face him.
We have D-Rob, Aceves, and Chad Gaudin left in the bullpen. All of whom can give us multiple innings.
And the best manager in baseball is warming up his Game 5 starter.
I love it!
Morales. Eek. Here’s hoping that mound conference is better than the previous one facing a big hitter.
Great umpiring as usual.
Shouldn’t you change your name to Brazilian Angel?
I don’t know, we all would think he was a girl.
Do people like that move to lift Damon for defense in the middle of that inning? It makes things hairy with the lineup, but I think it was the right thing to do in that spot, especially considering Damon’s arm.
and if a fly ball had been hit to him, the game would be OVER.
That was sarcastic. D-Rob threw 3 pitches to the same spot. 2 of them were balls, one was a strike
If Damon can’t make a potential throw to home, gotta put in someone who can.
Yes. Gotta live to fight another inning. With Damon’s arm, you’re dead.
It was the right move. It sucks that the the team lost the DH spot, but at the time they needed to worry about not losing the game. We all know J.D. throws worse than a fourth-grader.
This ump is definitely generous when the batter is ahead.
Generous to pitchers, that is.
if he throws the curve he gets him.
Strike two was a better pitch than ball three.
Flip that. Ball three was a better pitch than strike two.
No holds barred. Girardi’s fault here.
Out of the first five fastballs to Morales, four were practically in the same spot. Nicely done.
Kendrick terrifies me.
Why the fuck is Robertson coming out?
WTF – Why?
Really? Robertson can only face 2 hitters?
WTF? Leave K-Rob in. No me gusta.
Can’t imagine there’s a history between Kendrick and K-Rob – is there?
My guess – Girardi wants to throw Kendrick breaking stuff only
Wasting away the bullpen Joe. I think D-Rob can do the job.
HAHAHAHA they found a way to get Kei Igawa in.. WOW really curious move here Joe.
wtf. why take robertson out
You know, I never really question Girardi, but I don’t get this move.
why the hell are we taking Robertson out?! Over managing!
Kendrick must have good numbers v DRob or terrible ones v Ace
Never faced Ace, 1-2 against D-Rob
McCarver, shut up.
Why take out D-Rob?
Saving D Rob for tomorrow there?
That’s a better guess than mine
Not 100% crazy about this move. Anyone have any rationale? Aceves is crafty, and Robertson isn’t?
The only thing I can possibly come up with is that Ace is a groundball guy and Kendrick has been hitting the ball in the air.
But that’s all I got and I don’t totally buy it.
On the radio they’re saying that because D-Rob throws fastballs and sliders he can be more predicatable, but Aceves has too many pitchers for a batter to key in on. I don’t necessarily agree with that, but let’s also remember that D-Rob had to miss time with an elbow injury at the end of the year.
OK, I don’t complain about Joe G’s moves, but I don’t understand this one. Explain?
Don’t like this move – but I trust Joe G.
Not a fan of this move…let’s hope Joe is right. Go Yankees!
Girardi seems determined to get Gaudin in a game at some time lol
Girardi is managing like he thinks it’s going to be a seven game series… I’m not sure that’s a good thing
Maybe concerns about the shoulder?
What is the general mood here on infanticide when it involves the eTrade baby?
Love that baby!
Alright those smarter than me… What’s the benefit to bringing in Aceves now when Robertson was doing just fine? Save him for tomorrow?? I would have loved to stuck with David, but I’m sure Joe knows a little more than I do.
Well it seems universal here at RAB – We all hate this move.
I wouldn’t say “hate”, I’d say “confused by”.
LaRussa Jr is at it again.
Now the circle is complete.
Kendrick never faced Aceves and is 1/2 with 2 rbi vs K-rob.
Got it. K-Rob threw 33 pitches in game 2.
There you go. I was scratching my head on this one.
So he cant face one more hitter?
THAT’s the answer…
Funny that McCarver and the crack Fox team hasn’t come up with this yet
25 really. 8 of those were on intentional walks.
Still a lot for him, especially considering he’s had elbow issues.
I don’t get this at all.
Trying to save D-Rob for tomorrow’s game.
You dont play for tomorrow.
He must be saving these guys for tomorrow too..
They dont expect CC to go 7/8 Innings
Not sure why ACE scares me here.
Yeah, if not he would have stuck with Mo longer.
Eh I guess maybe you gotta keep tomororow in mind too.
“I’m doing it ’cause I’m the DAMN MANAGER AND ITS MY JOB”
Yeah, I guess saving him for tomorrow makes sense.
Again, Gaudin’s all by his lonesome.
I think this is a big risk because you have no idea how Aceves is going to pitch. D-Rob was doing great.
Exactly. D-Rob had proven he’s got control today
Girardi is an idiot
Great move Joe. Great move.
So far so good…
Just get the .200 hitter out once
Dammit, Joe, D-Rob is the one who gets the wins for SPs in the postseason.
Oh no, Yankee Killer Jeff Mathis is up. ZOMG!!!!!!!
Between the Marte hook and now D-Rob, you wonder if Girardi is practicing for next year’s all-star game.
PLEASE ACE DONT FUCK THIS UP!
They will send you back to Mexico…. and we both dont want that
Cano really had a shot at that – not saying he has to make that play, but his leash is a little shorter after his game 2 performance.
Let’s fuckin’ go, Ace. Remind this guy that he’s Jeff Mathis.
Marte, Coke, and Gaudin are left, right?
no… just gaudin
I’m thinking he went with Alf because Ace throws nothing straight. Howie could sit on D-Robs fastball.
Not like D-Robs curve isnt top notch or anything.
But hey lets lose with our 10th best pitcher
lets go ace, prove us wrong.
Just get one more out Ace!
Kendrick hitting .400 on the series: anyone want to take the under?
Aceves, c’mon man. Mathis got a lucky double last time. You’ve got to attack the zone.
that makes sense
Plus, in a best case scenario, Aceves has to close.
Oh well. Hell of a game.
You have got to be fucking kidding me.
way to go girardi.
Well that backfired.
game over. good job girardi.
Goddamn it Joe……
WHY THE FUCK DID HE PULL DROB
Jeff fucking Mathis. What a fucking joke.
Tomorrow’s another day.
Fuck me – Mathis wins it, and Girardi blew it overthinking
And Aceves has been awful so far against the Angels
GREAT FUCKING MOVE JOE GIRARDI. WHAT A PATHETIC MANAGER.
103 wins. Yup.
FUCK YOU ACE
Joe Girard blew this game
Girardi blew this one.
Wow, I have no words to explain this.
That’s what happens when you don’t throw strike one. Tough game to lose, especially with Kazmir pitching tomorrow.
We made them work for it. We’ll get ‘em tomorrow.
Damn I know it’s one game but that hurt
Like I said, bad choice
This is on Girardi.
girardi is a fucking asshole
Stupid fucking binder.
This loss is on Girardi, Swisher and Cano
Agreed Girardi fucked it up. WTF was he thinking
Oh wellz, we lost this one. I’m still sticking by this team, no regrets. We get em.
Girardi costs the Yankees a game in the post-season. Yikes.
When the series started, I saw a few sabre-inclined commentators suggest that while they believed the Yankees would win it all, the odds were high that Girardi would cost the Yankees at least one win in the post season with over management of the bullpen. We just saw it. Hopefully he got it out of the way.
fucking stupid as shit move. why the fuck would you take out d-rob when he a) is a beast and b) was doing fine. we all knew that stupid fuck would overmanage at some point. thanks girardi you motherfuckin dumbass
ACE IS A LONG RELIEVER. NEVER PUT HIM IN WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE. GREAT FUCKING JOB GIRARDI. FUCKING IDIOT.
I’m pissed off, but this is a huge overreaction
Aceves has been solid all season. Now it’s two bad games in a row – no command, and meh stuff
In the playoffs, go with the guys who are throwing well.
he hasnt been solid for a while
Over-managing by Girardi. Robertson should not have been removed, IMHO.
Stupid f’in Girardi. What the hell was that.
WHAT AN AWFUL GODDAMN LOSS
Wow. Girardi will be ripped apart for taking Robertson out with two outs after a handful of pitches.
Someboduy quick, make an excuse for Girardi. Or Swisher. Or the rest of this pathetic offense.
How about a question…what was the last team you saw go 11-0 in the Postseason?
God forbid we lose one game after winning 103 and going 5-0 in the playoffs.
Ummm… four runs in a game is not pathetic.
No one makes excuses like this crew.
Um… when you’re in the ALCS leading 2-1 and your bitterest rivals are home eating donuts they’re not called excuses.
But you keep coming back for more, Lanny. If this board is soooooooo dumb, then please locate to a board more fitting of your giant baseball intellect
Can’t win em all, I guess. However, I want zero momentum going their way, and that doesn’t help.
People are going to be pissed at Joe but Alf has got to get the job done.
Joe Girardi has got to get the job done. He didn’t, we lost.
Very very disappointing.
Girardi is a damn fool.
The Yanks can’t hit with RISP now wait till tomorrow when they face Kazmir.
Way to go Joe…hopefully this doesn’t turn the tide of the series. Fucking bullshit goddamnit.
Well CC tomorrow, hopefully he tosses a gem and the Yankees win.
Torre would not have made that error….Girardi better learn from the mistake and move on tomorrow
I lol’d so hard at this.
Jeff Weaver said hi.
We wouldn’t make it this far under Torre
Yeah, because Ace would have been on the 60 day DL with a torn rotator cuff.
Yeah, Torre would’ve lost the game in the 10th by not bringing in Mariano.
First, you’d have to wake Torre up.
Wow. Girardi is a fucking moron.
I cannot wait for the stat of game 4. Yanks WILL get them faggots tomorrow.
D-Rob move was a killer no question.
marte(lefty) gets 1 out on 1 pitch
gets replaced by phil coke(lefty) who gives up a double
robertson gets 2 outs
gets replaced by aceves who just sucks and hastn been good for a while now to end the game.
cool management girardi.
not to mention going 0-10000000 with RISP, can we get any worse? 4 solo blasts is pathetic.
The Yankees are 5-1 in the post season. The best record of any team. So, Yes we could get worse. We could be the Angels, or the Phillies, or the Dodgers.
i meant it as in this game:o plus we hvaent been hitting with RISP at all this series and it was bound to bite us in the ass. hopefully we learn from it.
Girardi lost this game
Yes he did
How many outs did Girardi make with guys on base?
I didn’t like pulling Roberston either, but come on. This should have been a blowout.
Lohud in the buildin.. what what
dude, stfu. i bet you thought pulling d-rob was a good move, didn’t you?
lol at “Charlie” telling me to stfu.
Is it the move I would have made? No.
When he did it I figured he went to Ace because Ace throws nothing straight. I think I understand why he did it.
I think “Lohud is my life” should be your tag
this is what happens when you don’t hit with RISP…ever
Or you just don’t PUT RISP, ever, which is what the last half of that game was all about as well.
Yankees are 0 for their last 20 with RISP. So yeah, they have been putting runners in scoring position.
last. part. of. THAT. game.
The scouting report on kendrick is he cant hit off speed pitches. Ace throws junk. We saw kendrick line up fat fastballs all game. Ace just pitched poorly.
Girardi is in press conference on YES
Girardi gave a completely stupid answer for replacing DRob with Aceves
For those without YES…elaborate?
I did elaborate elsewhere in this thread but basically he said: ” We have all the stats and information and thought it (Aceves instead of DRob) was the right matchup”.
Tomorrow is a near must win.. CC on 3 days vs. a guy that owns us.. I don’t like the look of handing the ball to AJ in a must win game
You’re kidding, right?
No… You feel good about AJ vs. Lackey in Aneheim? I do not- never know what you get with AJ
This was a huge swing game. Yanks should have been up 6-0 vs Weaver but fucked it up.
Let’s relax with the “Kazmir owns us” business.
He got lit up against the Sox in the DS, and only dominated against us once out of three starts this year.
We’ll get to Kazmir & I’ll be there
The numbers don’t lie… For Kazmir or for pitching on 3 days rest. I hope CC duplicates the other night and makes it moot, but there is nothing about tomorrow that is easy
Bringing in Aceves >>>>>>>> dealing with the bullshit that will come from this both on here and the MSM.
If Steinbrenner were still alive YES would be going live to a press conference to announce the new Yankees manager for Game 4.
girardi: “we liked the matchup with ace better”
ARE YOU FUCKING JOKING ME? YOU LIKE A PITCH TO CONTACT GUY AGAINST KENDRICK BETTER?
how do you like the matchup of never faced vs. an o-fer in your favor?
CC is going to have to pitch a shutout and hit for himeslef tomorrow.
no bridge jumping yet people. It’s one game and the Halos cant win at home.
One game, calm down. We lost our FIRST game of the playoffs and you’re acting like we’re down 3-0.
Tomorrow is another day and a big lefty, remember him?
Honestly, people have every right to be upset about this one. Losing is one thing, but increasing your chance to lose like that (as I and a lot of other people would agree happened) warrants some anger.
fine, frustration is seemingly understandable, but we probably were not going to win every game this series. Girardi messed up like every Angel in Game 1. There’s just no reason to panic is all i’m saying.
really? tommorow is another day? you really don’t fucking understand the postseason, do you?
Are you socially or mentally retarted? Youre pathetic, see ya in red tomorrow you sorry bastard.
Well it was bound to happen sooner or later. Its been plain as day. Girardi aka LaRussa JR costing us a post season game with his ridiculous over managing. Its just sad.
Sad is you popping in here to troll the boards again
So someone who criticizes the moves is now a troll?
So everyone who waves pom poms is ok I guess? F that.
If you cant take the criticism you shouldnt be posting on this board.
You’re a troll because you change your name from Bo to Lanny in order to become that troll.
Also, when you get called out on what you would have done(for example: motherfuckers always asked you how to build a better bench, I’d fnd another comment of yours 20 comments down about you saying the bench sucks, great job cashman without ever responding to anyone elses response)
Yes, I know how bad that grammar was but i’m fuckin pissed.
lol, u mad
the stooges tonight are; tex with another great offensive game, wow just saw swisher swing at another off speed in the ground in the clubhouse, and of course mister clutch himself robinson cano..
joe overmanaging with the aceves move enough with the damn moves………….
0 for 8 with RISP, clutch……….
Can’t bash Tex- as poor as he’s been at the plate, his D all day kept the Yankees in it as long as they were.
Tex single-handedly (literally) save that game for an inning. Sure, it’d be great if he hit, but he’s been insane on the field.
Awesome… He is Tony Clark
A very expensive Tony Clark.
A very annoying poster.
I never have written to a blog but I am sitting here shaking my head and I need to vent.why replace a lefty pitcher with a nother lefty early in the game and then take the kid out to put in aceves. If you thought he was the guy you wanted he should of started the inning. If Melky starts next game just shoot me.
not to mention we are 3 for like 28 with risp this series. 3 for 28!
It’s not like the pen has been absolutely fantastic for us this postseason.
Let’s all forget that.
everyone on the planet was wondering what the fuck Girardi was doing taking out D-Rob. Way to over manage Joe.
This confirms my thought that Girardi was lucky in game 2
Why pinch hit cervelli there. Mo has as much of a chance of a hit then one more inning.
How do you take Rob out of that game
i cant wait to hear this crappy explanation.
If they didnt have stupid guzman out there hinske could play or hit for swisher.
hit for swisher.
I doubt that ever happens.
Putting Mo out there for the 11th without a lead hurts your chances in 2 different games. Yes, he might preserve the tie but there is still not guarantee that you win the game and then he’s out for tomorrow. At least, if I’m looking for silver lining, Mo should be able to pitch tomorrow.
True Girardi fucked up…but if Swish puts one in the air in either of the 1st and 3rd situation innings the game never would’ve been Girardi’s to fuck up. This offense has to wake the fuck up b/c Jete and AROD cant do it every day.
Physical errors happen. Mental are far less acceptable.
You’re assuming the game plays out the same way if Swisher gets a run in, which you can’t do. I”m not trying to nitpick…it’s just the truth.
Yeah because we’ve never seen it work out before.ok.
I just have to believe that was over managed. ughhh He better be useful tomorrow now.
No, Joe Girardi does NOT over-manage.
Cant wait for someone to defend this.
Maybe Cashman should tie him up before Game 4.
Uh…up to now, he hadn’t.
Move doesn’t work; overmanaging.
Move works; overmanaging.
108 wins; overmanaging.
I get it now.
Blowing a playoff game = overmanaging
Winning 5 playoff games; overmanaging.
I said I get it now.
Well, let’s just put it behind us, take a deep breath, and let CC do his thing tomorrow night.
stupid move by girardi, but i’m still pissed at pettitte for throwing something over the plate to Guerero 1-2. That was fuentesian
Girardi should have never went out there in the middle of the at bat. Did you notice Petites face? He looked pissed. And Im pretty sure thats where Jorge was set up for the pitch. Inside I think.
He has been quick with the hook the whole postseason.
why take out guys who are throwing strikes and getting outs
All the people crawling out of the woodwork to share with us exactly how badly they can’t handle a Yankees loss.
It’s probably a little too taxing on your mental capacities to read RAB and watch the game at the same time, huh?
People have every right to vent that way, but it’s just sad and a little depressing every time it happens.
I get the feeling it might be a short list of people with multiple logins, all spewing the same crap
True, but while it’s silly to think the Yanks would 11-0, it’s the manner in which the Yankees lost that sticks in people’s craws — much rather lose 11-0. True, this isn’t all Girardi’s fault — their #’s with RISP are shockingly bad — but Joe’s fingerprints are found around the neck of the corpse that is this game
I understand that. The problem is that the majority of these complaints come from people who have been silent all night, then as soon as Kendrick slides into home, they commence the complaining. That is their only contribution the whole game.
It’s like: GRRR WE LOST! I WILL NOW OPEN UP THE RAB GAME THREAD FOR THE FIRST TIME, THROW A TANTRUM, AND THEN TAKE A 2-HOUR ANGRY NAP.
whoa whoa whoa, I may be ugly and hate filled but….
On another Yankee site:
“Is it true that we have to win five??”
Oh, jeez. Too funny.
I have no problem with the pitching. The O did nothing with RISP and it seems like from posada’s hr we got no hits or walks.
They’re in some deep shit now. A guy they can’t hit and CC on 3 days rest. I just hope the bats come out firing tomorrow; and CC pitching 7 innings of 3-4 ER…
CC’s a big boy. Let’s give him a chance, huh?
He’s pitched on 3 days rest before, dont know if youve heard.
I’m not putting him down. I’m hoping for 7 innings 3-4 ER – that’s not bad. I expect a quality start at least.
If they are in deep shit, what are the Angels in?
Yeaaa fire up the Trolls bring it fuckwads.
Girardi is a complete fucking disgrace.
WHAT A FUCKING MORON! DUDE, TAKE THAT STUPID GRAPH-BOOK YOU LOVE AND STICK IT UP YOUR ASS!!!!
This is NOT a fucking math test, you gotta go with your BEST pitchers in the moment, ACEVES FUCKING BLOWS!!!!!
Unreal, this is EXACTLY why he got his ass fired from Florida. Stupid stat geek whose more concnerned with fucking NUMBERS than his own EYES! This loss is 100% on him…Swisher and Melky, you are hereby pardoned.
p.s. Can you fire a Manager mid post-season????
Seriously? Alex Gonzalez is that you?
Can we NOT overreact to a loss? (or NOT troll the board?)
ACEVES FUCKING BLOWS!!!!!
You can disagree with the move but don’t say Aceves blows. Come on, just not fair.
p.s. Can you stop commenting mid post-season??
wait, who won a NL manager of the year award in 2006? Damn i cant remember
No, he got fired in FL because Loria is a twat.
I’m not convinced this isn’t a parody.
I thought Girardi undermanaged when he didn’t let Guzman hit for Swisher.
i didnt catch his answer for why marte to coke. did anyone catch it?
marte threw 1 fucking pitch
Well thats a nice example of OVER MANAGING.
Apparently overmanaging is making any move that Lanny disagrees with.
I don’t like the move if it forces Gaudin in there earlier than he should be, but Aceves wasn’t going to get beat no matter what. Either now or in the next inning. They need to continue to get good starts and they’ll be very tough to beat. If they hit with RISP, they are a lock.
one last thought to alll the ace haters…. even if we scored the next innning.. guess who is closing out the game?
Well, D-Rob only threw 11 pitches, I was thinking he could have thrown 2 innings.
Joe Girardi cost us that game. Pulling Mo for Cervelli was dumb, pulling robertson for aceves was dumber. He has been hurting us all yr but it finally caught up w. him. this could be a huge momentum swing, we better win game 4.
Mo for Cervelli was not dumb, unless you like the idea of no Rivera for Game 4, b/c that’s exactly the situation you’d find yourself in if Mo came pitched the 11th.
momentum only swings if the Halos win tomorrow. Which they will not. 2-1 means nothing. As much as you’d like to think so they were not going to sweep this team. so CC and AJ lock it down. but we need to his w/ RISP for realz.
Alright everyone, let’s take a step back from the ledge and calm down a bit. The Yankees didn’t have their A-game tonight. The bullpen pitched admirably, but you knew at some point going 0-for-8 with RISP (stat might be more, I’m not sure) was going to hurt this team. Andy still had a solid start, but the ball just wasn’t going the Yankees way tonight. I don’t think anyone should have had the expectation that this team would go 11-0 in the postseason. It’s one game. Remember the Angels series earlier in the season where the Yanks lost the first but won the next two to take the series? This team will rebound and play better.
So let’s all take a deep breath. The Yanks still hold a 2-1 series lead with their ace going tomorrow. Kazmir has pitched well against the Yankees, but I think the Yanks are due for a real break-out game this postseason.
Tomorrow is another day.
Thank you. I was getting tired of the LoHud vitriol in here. No one is happy with what transpired. Should Girardi have left K-Rob in? I think so, but that doesn’t really matter. The real issue here is the missed opportunities. We had them all game and that’s what did us in. This idea that Girardi has been hurting the team all year with his over-managing, I think, is a bit over-thought. You don’t win 103 games with a clueless manager. Managing is putting players in the best position to win. Girardi doesn’t play the game, the players do. While I think putting in a guy who pitches more to contact was a poor decision, it does not mean that he is a poor manager.
We’re up 2-1 and have our ace going tomorrow. We need to be more consistent offensively but going 11-0 wasn’t going to happen.
i’ll just say this
not having hinske is killing the yanks
i wouldnt say killing, but pretty stupid to have guzman over him
Tonight was the first time I wished he was on the roster, so I wouldn’t say it’s killing them.
I agree. Several times I wished we had him instead of Guzman.
I know. I can’t believe that the Yankees are down 0-3 because they don’t have Hinske.
i dont think it thats major but i dont see the reason for having a speed guy if no one can drive him in. I is he going to have to steal home? I’d rather have the extra bat.
Should have let mo bat in the top of the 11th
So he could pitch another inning?
Because what they did didn’t work, get it!
If they let Mo bat and he strikes out meekly, the same people would be crying that they didn’t PH for him and that Cervelli would have hit a HR for sures!
i was being completely sarcastic
Although, this is a tough thread to catch sarcasm in.
hahaha, Michael Kay just repeated exactly what I just said.
not exactly something to gloat about. to back to the woodwork loser.
Because you’re actually right. This loss in on the manager.
Lanny you’re a tool shed who comes here to bitch and whine only when the Yankees are losing, don’t waste my time responding to anything I say because I think you’re a piece of garbage. Maybe I’m taking the internets too seriously but whatever, if you’re going to be a douche so am I.
It’s funny that you think that is a good thing.
That was the second stupidest move I’ve ever seen (cough Grady Little cough). Aceves was not pitching well, naving allowed a run yesterday. Robertson had been pitching great. He had gotten 2 quick outs. There was a limited history. Both were righthanded. Why switch pitchers?
no reason just a brain cramp or he likes to see himself on tv.
Exactly. To top it off, Girardi’s answer, in the post-game press conference, for the move was totally stupid. He said “We have all the stats and we liked the matchup better” Incredible!!!!
There were like three at bats each. What a dumb move.
Girardi’s explanation is total bull. Fox ran the stats. Kendrick was 1-2 against Robertson, with a K and 2 RBI’s. Aceves had NEVER faced Kendrick. There is no way that is enough data to make a decision like that in the 11th inning, especially considering how good Robertson was throwing and how bad Aceves looked on Saturday night.
Wait, where the fuck were some of you people when everything was going right with the game? Oh thats right, you people only come out to complain. When the Yankees win, you guys run around like a true Yankees fan.
I’m as pissed as anyone for losing this game. But shiet, I wasn’t spouting out shit when things are looking grim. We move forward and we believe in this team. That’s what fans do. Not abandon the fucking ship like every other fucking bandwagon fan.
Believe in this team, that is all there is. If not, you can go cheer for the other teams. Yankees don’t need some half ass fans that doubt every move. We lose, then we fucking lose. We win, then we fucking win. Accept the loss gracefully, fucking trolls.
You do realize most people here have lives and dont watch a playoff game and sit on a laptop at the same time right?
Yeah, but posting under MULTIPLE fucking names on a comment board. That’s SO MUCH BETTER. Plus, you do come around… wheen the Yankees blow the game.
Sit on couch, watch TV = Have life.
Sit on couch, watch TV + lap top = Have no life.
Posting under multiple names on a blog = Have life.
But they sure were able to sprint to it and manically post right after. I am sure they rushed home from the bar and their harem of bitches to call out Girardi!
what? Lanny what the shit are you talking about?
I’m sure all the trolls that troll over RAB have lives.
Trolling over RAB is like stalking someone/something through the internet. Oh wait, that’s what trolls do. So yeah I’m sure trolls have lives.
My stalking skills are much more refined than you give me credit for. Sheesh!
Right, your life must be much more exciting since you wait until after a Yankee loss to come onto the internet and complain.
‘cept more than a few of the woodwork-ers aren’t exactly fans, if you get my drift
Still, this game sucked horribly. A win, I think it’s over. As it is, I think we’ll win, but still…
dude i’m here all game
i never leave unless i have class
Dela G, you’re cool. Just sick of some people that jump in only to enjoy the misery of Yankee fans. Plus the ones that won’t believe in this team.
I was here all day . . . long before I saw you show up. I am upset at a stupid move by Girardi to replace DRob with Aceves that might have cost us the game. Everyone on the YES Network, the F&^king Yankees own channel, are asking the same questions and complaining about the move as well.
Don’t tell me how to root for my team. I am a Yankee fan. I have a right to complain. If you don’t like it, too bad.
I wasn’t referring to you bob. I saw you around on the post too. I was here all day, after running my errands early in the morning just for the game.
I was referring to all these people going ape shit that wasn’t even here earlier. Obviously they were either trolls or just people that think they are fans.
Sorry – Just frustrated. I hate the trolls too.
It’s cool dude, no need to apologize. Just wish the so called “fans” and trolls would just choke+rot.
Especially when they screw up the Fan Confidence Poll by voting “1″ and “2″ for a 103 victory team that wins it’s firt five playoff games.
In fairness, some could have been at LoHud and just jumped on here after the game to vent in another place. I doubt it, but it’s entirely possible.
You have a good heart JMK and certainly give folks the benefit of the doubt.
I disagreed with G’s moves, but I am not panicking.
Last time I checked it was best out of seven, we won our two at home, the Angels won the first of their three. As far as I can tell the pressure is on them. If they lose a single game at home they’ll be under tremendous pressure. We have home field advantage, look at our starters, we have CC twice more, we have AJ. Look at our hitters we have Jeter, Po, Tex and Arod. Look at our pen, we have Joba, Hughes and D-Rob, for Mo’s sake, we have Mo!
The only people shouting the sky is falling are the Lohud tards and the trolls. The Lohud tards you ignore. The only thing to tell a troll is “Back under the bridge with you.”
During the Catcher Preview (great job on those BTW), I wrote that it always seamed that Mathis got big hits against the Yankees.
Somebody came back with his pedestrian stats vs the Yankees.
Now I wish I had been wrong and not the tool who snidely commented
easy to get a big hit when the pitch is right down the middle, belt high…just sayin…
Guys, it’s a cool night. Let’s go for a walk, cool our heads, and then come home and pop in Sisqo CD.
oh and guzman probably could have caught that ball mathis hit
If hes going to over manage like crazy why wasnt Guzman out in LF for defense?
the bottom line is that GIRARDI lost this game, not the New York Yankees.
Last I checked, Girardi was still a New York Yankee.
…and he didn’t throw that pitch, either.
Also true – I am sure he told Jo Po and Andy to keep it out of the strike zone. Andy just made an unfortunate mistake over the plate.
So was following on GameCast, which is difficult when certain moves are made. It reported that Cervelli was hitting for Damon, but that can’t be right. I’ve seen a post here that said he was hitting for Mo, but why was Mo hitting at all?
Gardner ran for Matsui, Hairston PH’d for Gardner, Hairston went to left for Damon, so they lost the DH.
I’m going to say this again, in bold, caps, and in italics:
LET’S JUST PUT THIS ONE BEHIND US, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, AND LET CC DO HIS THING TOMORROW NIGHT.
I’d do the whole thing where I bold your comment so people can hear it again but, dude, you don’t need an echo.
So we shouldnt be pissed off that our manager cost us a 3-0 lead?
And whys that??
So the manager gave up the HR to Vladdie?
No, the manager gave up the ground ball to Kendrick. You know, the one that would have been an easy groundout to the pitcher if it were a foot to the left or an easy ground out to Cano if it were a foot to the right.
Yes, be angry, but there’s plenty of blame to go around.
Don’t worry, dude; I’m gonna keep saying it all night.
I love the fact that so many regular RABers are SO POSITIVE. But I think it’s okay to be frustrated at a really bad move by Manager Joe tonight and to vent a little.
Do I think we will still win this series? YES! Do I think we have the upper hand? WITHOUT A DOUBT!!
Am I still frustrated about HOW we lost tonight? YES!! If I can’t express it here, then where do you recommend I vent?
This. I feel the same way.
Pasqua. I like the way you think. Thank you for always being a voice of reason here on RAB.
You are a gentleman and a scholar, Mr. Stone.
It’s only one game, my fellow Yankee fans. But God, A) Anaheim is a house of horrors B) A surprisingly high # of Yanks aren’t hitting a LICK and C) The more you think about Girardi’s move, the more inexplicable it becomes.
Still, let’s get ‘em tomorrow.
I feel the same. The only way I see a problem arising is if the offense starts to press.
Not worried. CC twice, AJ & Andy for two wins. Done.
I think I speak for everybody when I say:
I hate Anaheim.
just because were bitching dos’t mean were not loyal .My fear is he dosn’t get it and will do the same shit again next game
You can’t give away wins to a team a good as the Angels.
I will say this: it is after games like these that I realize how scarred I was by the 2004 series against the Sox. As irrational as it might be, I find myself flashing back to it in the tight spots now and remembering that sickening feeling as each game came and went.
Could that be a part of the emotional reaction? And does anybody relate to this?
PLEASE SAY YOU DO! I DON’T WANT TO BE ALONE!
[Sobs quietly into his pillow.]
It’s like I’m the victim of some fearsome attack and every time something bad happens I keep flashing back and panicking.
I’m with you, sometimes. Today, I started getting those feelings when Abreu drew the 2 out walk in front of Vlad. It was like that game 4 walkoff to Ortiz; the inch they needed to push the door back open.
I felt a lot better after the Posada HR tho. I guess those feelings come and go, I just try to stay as positive as possible.
I will say this tho; I really don’t feel like the Yanks can be beat in the Bronx. Thank Mo for homefield throughout!
need cc and aj to get it done. thats why they’re here…maybe tex can find his bat??
Girardi’s tendency to overmanage has been fodder for debate all season, but the decision he made tonight was decried by everyone watching the minute it happened and frankly defies all rational explanation. Robertson just showed everyone that he has the control, poise and “stuff” to get out the Angels biggest offensive threat, and yet he gets pulled for a junkballing long reliever who looked bad in his last appearance only 36 hours ago? Girardi made this decision based, we can only assume, on all of 2 at bats worth of data (which were inconclusive, even if you are willing to discount the small sample size). This is absolutely a fireable offense. There is obviously no guarantee that the Yankees win the game if Robertson isn’t pulled, but Girardi’s move put his team in a worse position without any provocation — if the Angels make a series out of this, the Yankees need to seriously look at bringing in a steady hand to man the bench.
Um, they didn’t lose the series yet. How is that a fireable offense?
A “fireable offense?”
You couched yourself in a thin cloak of sanity up until that.
It was a mistake, a dumb move. Aceves pitched great for us at at times this year, maybe Girardi was blinded by loyalty.
If bringing in D-Rob with the bases loaded against the Twins backfired, he’d be castigated for that.
If something was perfect 100% of the time, it’d be no fun to watch.
How is a dumb move in the 11th inning of an LCS game NOT a firable offense? This wasn’t an arguable move that just didn’t work out – I agree that those happen, it’s part of the fun of the game – this was a mental error in a pressure moment that was preventable. Were it a player that made this error, the proper decision would be to not put them in that position again. How is it not the same for the manager?
Because we’re winning the series.
Let me rephrase — do you have confidence in Girardi managing late-game situations going forward? Because its not just Girardi making the move that is frightening, its that he actually thinks he was doing the right thing. If he can’t see that ignoring glaringly obvious on-field performance in favor of thinly-supported statistical history is the wrong way to go, then he absolutely needs to be relieved of his duties in the off-season.
I don’t know about a “fireable offense” but there’s no denying that was a bonehead move in a long string of them tonight. He was definitely over-managing, and all it did was get him further and further behind the 8 ball. I can only hope he didn’t tell Gardner to run on that 1-1 pitch when everyone in creation knew a pitchout was coming.
I don’t buy the “it’s only one game” argument. The Angels are absolutely good enough to win 3 of the next 5 and take this series. Heck, they probably should have won Game 2 and actually be ahead in the series right now. Now the already struggling Yankee offense goes up against a pitcher that is a very tough matchup for them (Kazmir) with the Angels best big game pitcher following right behind him (Lackey). Sabbathia and Burnett could shine and still lose both those games, at which point the Yankees are returning to the Bronx in do-or-die mode and this “one game” is looking huge.
the 1998 yankees lost 2 games in the postseason
Yeah, only because Joe Torre was stupid.
Lol. I was wondering when we were going to lose the first game. Now if you would have told me before the series started that the Yanks would be up 2-1 before Game 4, I would’ve signed up for that in a heartbeat. Still don’t like the Aceves for D-Rob move but what’s done is done. Go CC and go Yanks!!!!
Imagine what this place would’ve been like after ALCS Game 2 that year.
meh its how these things go, going up 3-0 would have been nice against a team that we as fans get a little nervous playing, but on the bright side this time we aren’t trying to calm ourselves with “Well if we can get anything out of Mussina we can have Wang go in a must win.”
I mean I watched Randy Johnson pitch an absolute turd against these guys and fall back on “Well hopefully Chacon can do the job” to make myself feel better. Its night and day when Sabathia is waiting for his turn.
And, let’s make sure we spread some blame around here:
1. Girardi’s move was definitely ill-advised and puzzling. He definitely deserves a good share of the blame.
2. Aceves made bad pitches to a bad hitter and he paid for it. He deserves some of the blame too.
And, again, for emphasis:
Let’s just put it behind us, take a deep breath, and let CC do his thing tomorrow night.
But what if CC is bad? AGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Apologies to the regs – sorry if the trolls got to me. Was listening to the game on the bus, got home, saw the game from Mo time forward. It’ll all be good with CC. Peace out
back under the bridge with you!
We wouldn’t be in this situation if the offense did a little hitting with RISP. Mistakes have been made and we finally paid for them.
Yep, that’s a very logical conclusion as well. It takes a whole team to both win and lose a game.
Luckily there is ample time to atone. That’s how I’m comforting myself.
Go 0-11ty with RISP, hit 4 solo homers. yes it was ugly but we did enough to win the game or atleast give us another chance to win
Bring in Marte to face figgins(1 pitch fly out)
Next batter, bring in Coke to face Abreu(double, but hes and idiot and overruns and gets out)
Bring in hairston for his arm(fine but we lost the DH)
Bring in robertson to get 2 outs on 11 pitches
Bring in aceves(rofl) who gets clobbered and loses game
on this note, lets CLOBBER KAZMIR TOMORROW SO WE DONT GIVE GIRARDI A CHANCE TO LOSE IT FOR US
The only good/smart move he made was bringing Mo in.
and enough moves to make us 103-59 in the regular season and 5-1 in the playoffs.
but still, fuck that guy.
sounds about right
As baffling as pulling Robertson was, I’m not particularly thrilled with Pettitte for the bomb to Vlad, or the offense for doing nothing when someone was on base. Or Joba for giving up rockets to shitty hitters.
Still, with CC going tomorrow, I’m not in panic mode just yet.
that was terrible over managing. someone please rationalize it for me so i can sleep tonight. someone needs to get a hit with runner in scoring position. it might also help if swish or melk could hit a slider. this game was doomed the second vlad hit the HR. i thought a righty should have been up for him, but that might have been over managinf
Considering the Abreu miscue on the bases and the whole getting-out-of-the-inning-with-1st-and-3rd-and-nobody-out thing, to say that the game was doomed on the Vlad HR makes you quite a prognosticator.
My point is, the Yanks had ample opportunities to pull it out after that HR and didn’t take advantage of it.
not really, andy didnt have much all night
he was in the “battle” mode which frankly i’m annoyed to hell with. when people say he battled through is when he sucks. But girardi has been quick to hook andy all year, why not hook him then? He’s all over with his decisions
We need to get rid of that binder that Joe looks at or have Eiland or Pena look at it and then lie to Joe! We got LaRussa’ed tonight for sure.
The weird thing is, watching the replay, when Girardi goes to the binder, he actually doesn’t look at ANYTHING. He just opens to the first page, flips it, and then closes the book. I really think he just “gutted” that decision…unfortunately.
Aceves gave up a seeing eye ground ball single to Kendrick. It’s not like the ball was crushed. A foot to the left or right and that’s an out that ends the inning.
and girardi would have dodged another bullet he fired by himself
but nope, his STUPID decision finally came back to bite him int he ass, and i’m glad it did. maybe it will be a wake up call. when a pitcher is in his groove, you dont remove him to go to a coin flip pitch to contact long reliever.
aceves shouldnt even be on this roster, why would you want 2 long relievers? bring on bruney
joe torre let jeff weaver pitch before mo rivera.
More concerning is that our offense basically shut down. We got to get these guys going or we’ll just keep letting the Angels back into these games.
BTW, anybody else pissed at Francesa crowning this team already?
As much as Girardi is to blame you have to put just as much on Swisher for leaving a small village on base with less than 2 outs.
And I’ll be shocked if Melky starts tomorrow. His at bats have been 2008 Melky-esque.
He was 3-8 with 2 walks coming into today but hey.. why look at facts?
Why this lose hurts I don’t think the bottom of the lineup and Tex are going to suck it up at the plate.
Yankee hitters vs Scott Kazmir
Lets hope Teix finds his way tomorrow and Swisher somehow finds his patience back
We all know it, let’s stop beating around the bush.
Girardi is teh moron and the only chance the Yankees have of winning is if we get Lanny, Bo or sal to manage this team.
Why not Lanny, Bo AND Sal – a three-headed manager if you will… Oh WAI-
Let’s call Cash and set it up.
Don’t forget Brazilian Yankee. He won’t be PATHETIC like Girardi is.
If we keep swinginng at any off speed pitch in the dirt we will not knock in runners
But the fact is, some of those Angels throw pretty mean off-speed stuff. Curveballs on 3-2 counts? I can’t really kill the Yanks for being off balance. Now, the complete lack of hitting in the latter half of the game…that’s another story.
Bulger (I think) also threw a 3-1 curveball to Posada for a strike (taken of course) before the 3-2 curve strikeout which was a ball inside. You gotta admire that confidence in your curve…
Guys, the yanks are still up in this series with CC pitching tomorrow. Calm down. Were not gonn win em all. Just take a chill pill. The yankees have this series.
i really don’t understand people that use this excuse. Sure we won’t win them all, but lets not mail in winnable games because of stupid decisions.
NO! STOP MAKING EXCUSES!! IF WE DON’T WIN EVERY POST SEASON GAME THEN GIRARDI SHOULD BE FIRED, CASHMAN SHOULD BE FIRED, AND MIKE AXISA SHOULD BE FIRED!!!
Mike Axsia should be fired anyway.*
AND ROCKY ROAD REDEMPTION SHOULD BE FIRED!!!!
YOU CAN’T FIRE ME! I QUIT!
FINE, THEN MIKE POP IS FUCKING FIRED!!!!
AND MATT CAN GO WITH HIM!!!!
ietc – I enjoyed all of those comments.
The next time any of you question Girardi playing small ball in June, remember this game. Twice we had two on with less than two outs and he let guys swing. 1st and 2nd nobody out in the 4th and the inning goes as follows:
Matsui walk, Posada single, Cano fielder’s choice (Matsui moves to third), Swish K’s (as is his custom), and Melky grounds out to end the inning.
Fast Forward to the Top of the 8th after the Posada homer with 1 out: Cano singles, Swisher walks, Melky K’s (As is his custom), and The Captain grounds out. This game goes on Melky and Swish just as much as Girardi.
are you suggested that swisher should have bunted??
Absolutely not. I am a believer in not giving up outs but I don’t think that assuring yourself runs is necessarily the skid mark on the underpants of society either. When runs are presented to you, you take them. In whatever fashion you can get them. Just because something isn’t executed doesn’t make it a bad decision. If Cano gets a bunt down in the 4th, we have another run.
All I am saying is that this is an example of when small ball might be able to help and isn’t the worst thing in the world. Don’t be so narrow minded to think that bunting is awful all the time.
Bunting isnt awful all the time…just most of the time. Swisher simply did not get the job done(just had to get a fly ball). It really sucks, but our team is just not clicking on offense(sans HRs)
But I’m not sure where you’re suggesting small ball in the situations cited…
This is pathetic. If we can’t sweep the Angels how can we expect to beat the Phillies/Dodgers?
We should just forfeit.
Drew, you’re like the anti-troll.
The only way to fight fire is with fire.
Everyone knows that.
I’ sure the Yankees have talked it over and are debating as we speak whether Seppuku is in the best interests of the team.
If he overmanages so much, so be it. It worked for us on Saturday. Worked for us throughout the postseason. He’s 5-6. I’ll take that any day. The move he made didn’t work out. I wanted to keep D-Rob in there, but so be it.
Nobody is bitching that he managed a great game on Saturday to get the Yankees a key win.
Jesus people. So soon you forget. It’s kind of sad.
On a positive note-Hughes threw a nasty first pitch 12:6 curveball strike. Oh well-trying to feel good about something…
Hughes’ curveball was diiiiiiiiiiiirty tonight.
I was proud of Robertson for coming back on Morales from down 3-1 in the count! And then he was handsomely rewarded when Girardi…
I think if Andy gets Guerraro in 6th, Yankees come out unscathed..but it happens..thats why the series is seven game and we still have four left to win two more..
Disgraceful. Girardi could bungle this series away, Cashman needs to “counsel” Joe on the need to let the talent win or lose the series on their own. The Yankees are lucky, Girardi could have cost them the Saturday night game. There were so many bad decisions in this game that it’s too frightening to review, I like Joe, I was in favor of hiring him but he has to learn he is the biggest thing standing in the way of the Yankees and a trip to the World Series.
You know who’s REALLY to blame for this loss? It’s not Girardi, it’s not Joba and it’s not Nick Swisher.
Two words. Joe Pawlikowski.
Damn that scoundrel.
You have no idea.
They needed this win, because Kazmir has owned them. Girardi basically decided that he wanted the series tied 2 – 2. Cant wait for tomorrow when Kazmir walks a bunch of guys in Front of Cano, so he can promptly hit into a double play and ruin another inning.
That doesn’t really sound like “owning.”
lets go out and score at least 12 runs tomorrow, CC goes 7 scoreless, and all will be forgotten
Consider this guys…
Supposedly we “gave this game to the Angels, and they could still barely pull it out after 12 innings. Pretty amazing.
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