Oct
19

ALCS Game Three: Yankees @ Angels

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2009 ALCSThus far, the ALCS is playing out much like the ALDS did for the Yankees. They took Game One against the Angels thanks to a strong effort from CC Sabathia and a workmanlike effort from the offense, just like they did against the Twins in the ALDS. And again just like the ALDS, Alex Rodriguez hit a ginormous, megaclutch game-tying home run off the other team’s closer in Game Two before the Yankees went on to win in walk-off fashion. Game Three of the ALDS featured a sterling pitching effort from Andy Pettitte and another big A-Rod homer before they tacked on some runs. How will Game Three of the ALCS play out?

Disgraced ex-Yankee Carl Pavano started the third game of the ALDS for the Twins, and while Halos’ Game Three starter Jered Weaver can’t make that claim, his brother Jeff sure can. The Bombers have traditionally had their way with the younger Weaver brother, tagging him for a 5.59 ERA and a 5.94 FIP in three starts, including a pair of beat downs this season (9 runs in 13.1 IP). Weaver does have a considerable home-road split though, so keep that in mind.

The Angels had their way with Andy Pettitte last month, but that was Pettitte’s first outing back from his one-start hiatus due to a tired shoulder. I’m not sure if it’s worth noting that Pettitte’s 4.70 career ERA (3.84 FIP) against the Angels is the highest among any team he’s started against at least three times. After all, why should what happened in the late-90′s/early-2000′s be relevant now?

Here’s the starting ni … er, eighteen.

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

Andy Pettitte (14-8, 4.16)

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

Jered Weaver (16-8, 3.75)

The weather is absolutely gorgeous in Orange County, so for once we won’t be wondering if/when the rain will come.  It’s an unusual 4:13pm ET start time, but that’s what MLB gets for letting the networks dictate its postseason schedule. The unparalleled Joe Buck and Tim McCarver have the call on FOX. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Ivan

    “We Play Today, We Win Today” Go Yankees!!!

    • Tom Zig

      I absolutely love breaking out Mariano Duncan’s catch phrase. The more people that say it, the better.

      • thurdonpaul

        Das it

  • Tom Zig

    Glad to see Big bad Vlad is in the cleanup spot.

    • vin

      I thought the same thing.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    No Ninjano. :(

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

    Daaaaaaaamn, the line at the Stadium is around the block. They just showed it on YES.

    • Tom Zig

      that’s awesome.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      It’s like Frank Costanza’s billiard room.

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

      Good idea by the Yanks.

    • UWS

      Do you guys think it’ll be impossible to get in later in the game? I *might* get out of work by about 5:30 and was thinking of heading up there….

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

        I would think so. It would be pretty stupid if they didn’t, they’d be losing out on some serious concession cash.

  • andrew

    Does anyone know why Cano and Swish are sometimes flip flopped? I haven’t paid much attention to whether or not it has to do with righy/lefty matchups or if its just whoever Girardi feels like going with.

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

      When Molina is in the lineup Swish takes Po’s spot.

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

        Yep, it breaks up the back-to-back lefties of Matsui and Cano.

  • Salty Buggah

    I really hope A-rod builds on his line of .333/.474/1.133/1.601 against Weaver today.

    • Dela G

      1.133!!!!!!!!!!!!

      holy shit

      • Parms

        how the hell does he only have 5 rbis on 4 hrs

        what have u done for me lately a-rod

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

          It would help if Damon and Tex were getting on in front of him. Damon’s coming around, Tex not so much.

          • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

            Damon has always been better at the Stadium too though…

            Tex is too good to stay slumped…he’ll come around. Just wait.

  • Dela G

    lets go yanks!!!

    BEAT LA!!

  • Mode:Theif and Lair

    A fun read until gametime:

    http://www.firejoemorgan.com/s.....e%20lupica

    Been having trouble doing href’s, so you may have to use copy and paste to get there.

    • Tom Zig

      uhhh i can’t click it.

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

        I fixed it. Try it now.

        • Mode:Theif and Lair

          Thanks.. thoughts on my problem with getting it right myself?

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

            Just copy and paste the link into the comment box. It’ll take care of the rest.

      • Mode:Theif and Lair

        Yeah, like I said, I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.. you’d have to copy and paste, or someoelse who actually knows what they’re doing can recreate it “clickable”

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

          You don’t have to do anything fancy. Just copy and paste the link into the comment and it’ll work.

          • Mode:Theif and Lair

            Okey Dokey.. will try it next time.

    • Mode:Theif and Lair

      Yup, not working again, I wonder what I am doing wrong?

      • Dela G

        it works just fine for me

    • Sam P.

      I’d forgotten how much I miss the FJM writing. And how much I hate Mike Lupica. Negativity sells and he does a good job of selling, which is depressing!

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Work sent me home because of a mix up in schedule. I get to watch the game, I’m pumped. I now have my Yankee shirt on that has been worn for every playoff game. We are winning this now.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    anyone watching the game at work from justin.tv?

    • Dela G

      i am watching it using mlb.tv’s postseason.tv

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

      Can’t talk about unsanctioned broadcasts on here.

  • Sam P.

    SlingBox baby! Glad I can watch from the office.

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

      Hey guys (you and the Comrade), please don’t post any links to any unauthorized internet broadcasts. We could get in serious trouble.

      Thanks.

      http://riveraveblues.com/river.....uidelines/

      Number 3.

      • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

        Mike,

        Is it just “links” or can you not talk about certain things all together?

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

          We’d prefer if you didn’t talk about unauthorized broadcasts. Links are an absolute no-no.

          • Sam P.

            I’m sorry Mike, I didn’t realize I was stepping on any toes. I actually bought the product and it only allows me to connect to it since it gives one connection. Feel free to delete the post if need be.

            Sam

      • Joey

        Is Slingbox an unauthorized rebroadcast? I thought it was legal, you connect it to your TV and watch it on the computer. Just wondering, I’m skipping class to be in front of my TV lol

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

          Oh I had no idea what Slingbox was. I’ve heard of it, but never looked into it.

          Just playing it safe.

      • Jackson

        I don’t think Slingbox is an unauthorized broadcast. It’s something you purchase that you can hook up to your home cable box that then sends the signal to your computer or phone. It’s pretty awesome actually.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I miss Jeannie Zelasko.

    • Dela G

      *uses men in black white flash to forget ever reading this comment*

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        She’s better than this idiot.

  • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

    Solid Andy on the mound…I dig it. I never worry about the regulars. It’s the other guys I used to worry about…but we seem to find a way to win any way we can this year…and I dig that the most!

  • Tampa Yankee

    Apparently the Yankees can’t do anything to prevent the Angels from coming back/winning…

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/s.....in-the-sun

    The biggest error, however, would be if the Angels start to panic.

    It would be if they start trying to juggle what has been a winning formula.

    They just need to get back to being the Angels.

    That will be more than enough to make them champions.

    Personally, I can not take a guy who poses for his picture with a F’n cowboy hat on.

    • ansky

      Is that WWE’s Jim Ross?

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

      Plus he’s got a girl’s name.

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

    Fuck you Fox. Really just shut the fuck up.

  • Go Yankssssss

    stuck at school wathcing the game on gameday!!!! this sucks!!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Alright! Let’s rip Weaver and the Angels a new one!

  • Mike Pop

    Let’s go Yanks!

  • ShuutoHeat

    No shit, capt’n obvious Joe Buck.

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

    Awww, Gramps Mccarver isn’t all bundled up! He’s so happy.

  • ansky

    does anyone care about Joe Buck’s opinion?

    • SamVa

      I feel like the answer to that is obvious-
      yes… people who don’t know you have to score runs to win games probably are sitting at home exclaiming “wow, this guy is great! I didn’t know that was how scoring worked.”

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Why is Joe Buck even spouting “his opinion”?

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

      Twice. He spouted it twice.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        In MY opinion, his HBO show sucks.

        • Handtius

          Did you see the first ep with Arty Lang…Arty rips him a new asshole, or his first one. Fucking hysterical. Look it up.

    • Tampa Yankee

      I’m at work. What did he say that’s got several of you riled up?

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

        Something about Weaver needing to start strong and the angels needing to score first. It was the smug way he said it though..

        “In MY opinion…”

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

        I think it started with, “Welcome to the game, I’m Joe Buck.”

        • Tampa Yankee

          I LOL’d

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Just the fact that he said “In my opinion”. He’s the frickin play-by-play man. No one cares about his opinions.

        • ansky

          It started when the doctor said…”congratulations Mrs. Buck…its a boy.”

  • ShuutoHeat

    Wow, did McCarver just give credit to the Yankees not letting the Angels play well?! HOLY MOLY!

    • ansky

      I thought I heard something like that…couldn’t believe it…figured it may have been some error in my HD tv.

  • Dela G

    let go yankees!

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

    Thundersticks make you a real fan.

    • UWS

      The person who invented thunderstix should be taken out into CF and summarily executed during the 7th inning stretch. Preferably by being beaten to death with aforementioned thunderstix.

      • pat

        That might take a while, we should get to fill them with something. Like nails perhaps.

  • ansky

    Thunder sticks are terrible. what, do they not want to hurt their hands clapping? weak.

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

    This is such a strange time for a ballgame but I ain’t complainin!

  • Jackson

    I would be embarrassed if Yankees fans used thunder sticks.

  • UWS

    How much does it suck that today is a gorgeous day in New York and the weekend was so miserable?

  • Reggie C.

    This game is brought to you by Ninja Assassin.

    I smile.

  • SamVa

    “Weaver has been lethal against righties”
    WEAVER TO THE PEN

    • SamVa

      Maybe not…

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

    Robbie Cano + Teix + Warm weather = Goodness.

  • Dela G

    derek jeter is god

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

    HAHAH!! WE DONT FUCK AROUND SON!

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

    Perfect start!

  • ansky

    SET.THE.TONE.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    ha ha!

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

    JETER!!! THE BANDBOX!

  • Handtius

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!

  • Jackson

    Well then.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    There goes Joe Buck’s opinions.

  • Riddering

    I’m getting out of work early (5) and will be home around six. So…I’ll only miss most of the game. Yesssss.

    Go Andy! Do us proud.

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

    Pffft, and they thought they had a chance.

    • ShuutoHeat

      +2

  • ShuutoHeat

    That’s G BITCH!@!!

  • Joey

    Cap’n Money!

  • Reggie C.

    DEREK JETER.

    OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!

  • Gorman’s Ear Guards

    oh captain my captain

  • Keanu Reeves

    HOW FUCKING COOL IS DEREK JETER?!

    • mustang

      This season, playoff and so on…….. Real Cool

  • Ivan

    Derek JETA!!!!!

  • YankFan

    Yeah, that was quick.

  • mustang

    Wow !!!

  • Dela G

    johnny damon with the wave….

  • Joey

    Don’t let Weaver get outta the first. Kuroda him (except worse)

  • Reggie C.

    Don’t run back to the bench JD. C’mon man.

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

    Scott Boras behind the plate makes me smile. Good things usually happen.

  • Reggie C.

    Teixeira has a good rip on a hanging curve. Could’ve done more with that.

  • ansky

    At least Tex got it out of the infield this time.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    The curveball looks really good. Homer notwithstanding, if he locates that, he will be tough.

    • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

      Only thing they need to do is foul that pitch off.

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL Joe G with his move!

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

    What they hell was Girardi doing in the dugout?

    • mustang

      It’s the dugout dance it’s part of that over-managing thing.
      Where have you been ?

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    WTF did Girardi do in the dugout there?

  • Sleepy Carl

    What was that move by Girardi?

  • Handtius

    A-rod is saving his homerun for the 7-9th innings.

  • ansky

    did Girardi just bowl in the dugout?? what was that?

  • Ivan

    Lets go Pettitte.

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

    lol at Girardi.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Okay so who else has seen a move like that by any other managers in the league?

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Need help. Still at work, is CBS radio streaming this? ESPN radio? Someone radio? HELP!

  • pat

    I turn on the tv and Derk Jeter is burying 0-2 pitches in the LF seats. Que Bueno

    • pat

      oops 2-0, whatever bombs a bomb.

  • Handtius

    You want to watch Joe Buck get his ass handed to him, watch this when you have a chance:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....16163.html

    • Joey

      Pretty damn funny, just watched it. Nice to see Buck squirm like a little bitch

      • Handtius

        Yeah, I’ve never had so much fun watching joe buck.

  • Dela G

    damn, that’s not the start i wanted to see for the angels

  • Keanu Reeves

    My roommate just told me he needs to vacuum. I was curious as to why, and was about to tell him to STFU, the Yanks are on…then he opens his closet for me to see shattered glass, “I broke my bong”.

    WTF.

    • pat

      Oh no, u should play taps while he vacuums.

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

      Ahh memories…

    • Joey

      Heh, when my roommate gets drunk and/or high he likes to clean 2

  • Dela G

    can we throw to bobby A now?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Not until Figgins pulls something from sliding back to 1B.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Throw the ball, Andy. Don’t become too focused on the runner.

  • UWS

    WTF, Andy. Just throw the effing pitch!

    • Handtius

      there you go…happy now

      /Andy

  • ansky

    Great…3 hrs of hearing McCarver call Andy’s excellent pick-off move a balk.

    • ShuutoHeat

      And how he’s getting away with it only cause he’s a seasoned left hander….

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

    Just pitch to the hitter please. Bobby will probably GIDP anyway.

    • Handtius

      Close.

    • mustang

      Wrong batter same results.

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

    Is it windy there? that shit looked like it fooled Teix up in the ai.

  • Dela G

    throw a pitch plz

  • e mills

    I’m liking the pickoff attempts

    • Jackson

      Me too, the batter is just as likely to lose focus and get impatient as the fans are. I don’t suspect a veteran like Pettitte is so worried about a runner that he’ll lose focus on the batter and make a bad pitch.

  • Dela G

    DOUBLE PLAY!

  • UWS

    Woot!

  • Handtius

    That’s some shite…that’s why you throw over 6 times!

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

    See what happens when you pitch to the batter, Andy? Amazing, isn’t it?

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

    Beloved Korean popstar Rain is the Ninja Assassin.

    I simply can’t get over this.

  • baravelli

    See?! That’s why you throw to first so many times! Don’t doubt the pickoff move!

  • ShuutoHeat

    BANG BANG play punks!!!

    Andy’s numerous throws to first is a tactic/strategy that screws with the hitters at the plate. IT MUST BE.

  • Reggie C.

    Swords, stars, and scythes oh my!

    ninja assassin looks like a ton of fun.

    • e mills

      The Tournament was pretty good…not Oscar winning good, but entertaining good

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    “Ninja Assassin – The Robinson Cano Story”

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    7 pitches. He will be at 51 in the 7th and will get pulled for Joba……

  • Ivan

    Solid inning Pettitte.

  • ansky

    I hate these John Hancock commercials…maybe these tools wouldnt have to worry about retirement if they’d stop dicking around on the laptop and got back to work!

    • Dela G

      haha IETC

    • Handtius

      they’re retired already.

    • pat

      Wait, your work day doesn’t entail sitting on a park bench texting your wife gossip about the neighbors?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Like those infomercials with what is essentially a baby monitor for spying on the neighbors? The infomercial starts out with an old couple watching TV. Seen it? It’s great.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Even beyond that, the only people in their 50s that use one letter to replace words (“b”, “r”, “u”) are unemployed, and with good reason.

  • Jordan

    Wouldn’t it be great to have one of those recurring team options on Andy like the Sox have on Wakefield?

    • Handtius

      I’ll take it.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      They basically do. Andy ain’t going anywhere else.

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

    He will get too cute with that 66 mph roller. As I type this Dek just missed one.

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

      Exhibit A.

  • baravelli

    I’m confident in Pettitte to be able to throw to first however many times he wants and not get distracted or lose focus when he throws a pitch. He’s done it so many times, it doesn’t phase him at all. It does, on the other hand, infuriate the other team, keep the runner close so that the double play is in order, and detract from the hitter’s timing. I love it.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Made it to home in time for Andy’s double play.

  • ansky

    i love Weaver’s breaking ball today.

  • Reggie C.

    ripped …

    Good job Mats.

  • Dela G

    hit-deki!

  • Handtius

    Asian flava.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    He has little confidence in throwing the heater for strikes. They are going to see the curve all day.

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

      Can Po hit the curve, though?

    • baravelli

      And they seem to be seeing it pretty well.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Didn’t Varitek catch up a little this yea……..Whoopsie.

  • Dela G

    lol the home plate umpire is an idiot

  • ShuutoHeat

    Lol, he faked everyone out!

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

    They can sit on the roller and still catch up to that weak heater.

    Good one Buck, and ump.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Bill Miller a little over anxious.

  • Handtius

    Good umpiring again.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    The Angels are so good they strike guys out on two strikes.

  • ansky

    wishful thinking by the ump? early strikeout call?

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    umpire also under playoff pressure?

  • Dela G

    attaboy jopo

    get that fuckin walk you deserve my brotha

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

    haha Pat Sajak is in Boras’s box.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Nice start.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Hey isn’t that Pay Sajak in the netted area behind the plate?!

    • ShuutoHeat

      *Pat Sajak… the guy from Wheel of Fortune

      /spelling fail…

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        BANKRUPT

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

    Weaver can’t throw his fastball for a strike to save his life.

    • Tom Zig

      Let’s not let him off the hook

      • Dela G

        [/denny green'd

    • hutch

      Shh…don’t tell him that, let him keep throwing it.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    is there a pair of slower base runner out in MLB than Hideki and JoPo?

    • Tom Zig

      Jose molina

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Ninjano is in his “Clark Kent” look.

  • ansky

    ok more than one compliment for the Yanks today already by McCarver…i’m scared.

  • Handtius

    the yanks have speed on the bases.

  • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

    When did Jered Weaver get a haircut? Or am I confusing him with Jeff? Hopefully he got a haircut and will end up the way Samson did with Delilah.

  • baravelli

    Does anybody know the Frank Sinatra recording of “Mack the Knife?” At the end, he sings a few verses that are just about him singing the song, and the band behind him and stuff. One of the lines he sings, naming the musicians, is “Bill Miller playin’ that piano!” Every time I hear Bill Miller the ump mentioned, I hear “Bill Miller playin’ that piano!” in my head.

  • danny

    this is such a weird time for a playoff game, come’on lets got cano.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Shut up McCarver.

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

    C’mon Swishalicious. Just give me a deep fly ball to score Godzilla.

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

      Yes plz

    • Jordan

      Emphasis on the deep.

  • Reggie C.

    That’s a nice changeup.

    1st and 3rd. 1 out.

    Not the worst result. Cano watched his pitch earlier.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    The 2-1 pitch was a great change. Robbie should have known that was coming.

  • Dela G

    cmon swish

  • http://chefrob rob

    when did cano become tentative

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    So would Fox, Joe .

  • count crapulent

    I’ve heard that Andy pitches better with runners on. Does anyone know if that bears out statistically or sabermetrically or whatever the hell?

  • ansky

    dont cha just love how Buck always recognizes people in the stands?

    • count crapulent

      I see Joey and Janie and Maggie and Sue.

      /Romper Room’d (for the olds on the board)

  • Dela G

    mccarver… can you shut the hell up plz?

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

    Is someone choking mccarver?

    • UWS

      One could hope.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Is McCarver eating again?

  • Dela G

    damn swisher, not even close to being hard enough

    let’s go melkman

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

    Not deep enough, Swish.

  • Handtius

    Sandler and Jack? Nice.

  • http://chefrob rob

    lets go melkYYY

  • danny

    LMAO wtf was that noise?

    jack :)

  • charlespoet

    That was a wasted AB. Damn.

  • Reggie C.

    SHIT.

    Not loving Swish at the moment. Can’t leave RISP stranded when there were no outs.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I believe there was an out…

      • Reggie C.

        BB. BB. out. out. out.

        • Handtius

          When swish came to bat, there was an out by cano.

          (you specifically mentioned Swish)

      • Tom Zig

        single, bb, ground out, fly out, ground out

    • trueblue

      Swisher has sucked arse thus far..

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

    It’s your time to shine Melkman. Let’s get it.

    • Handtius

      I was going to say I agree, but then…..commercial.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Missed opportunities.

  • Dela G

    damn, weaver at 40 pitches

    oh well, the yanks know they need to be more effing productive please

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

    Dang. Come on guys.

  • Jordan

    Ugh, frustrating

  • trueblue

    Terrible

  • Ivan

    Ugh.

  • count crapulent

    jack on the set of the Departed: I am a Yankee fan. I will not wear a Red Sox hat.

    • pat

      Awesome.

  • danny

    boo.

  • Tom Zig

    ughh we really need to start hitting.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Swish got too excited. Weaver can only get the curve over, change ups have been up and no FB command. I see him only lasting 5.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      That’s what he said.

  • Handtius

    They’re getting their hits and walks. Next time through, they’ll rake him.

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

      Yezzir. Al is good for at least one run!

  • Mike Pop

    Taking shots at Boras?

    Very professional.

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

      I missed it.. What did he say?

      • One Evil Empire

        How dare he do what an agent is supposed to do and get the best possible deals for his clients? Who the hell does he think he is, doing his job so damn well?

  • count crapulent

    Goldilocks offense: it’s too cold, it’s too hot

  • Chantmaster

    Whats the best game castish type thing on the internet? Sooo annoying there playing during work

  • Tank the Frank

    Yankees are now 3-23 with RISP this series…and are up 2-0 with a 1-0 lead in Game 3.

    • Handtius

      as long as they end the game with more runs then the other team, I’m happy.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Imagine the lineup clicking and hitting on all gears?

  • phil O’neill

    Cano is horrible, i really dont like the guy

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      They see me trollin’, they hatin’…

    • Jackson

      Seriously?

    • count crapulent

      It’s Mr. Ninja to you.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    That’s a fascinating conversation between them. Thanks for showing that, Fox.

    • ansky

      I love how fox gets you all the angles

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

    lol Jorge is like, STFU gringo.

    • ShuutoHeat

      At least Posada didn’t use the “No habla ingles” reply.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    How did Andy make 3 starts in two visits here mr.mccarver?

    • count crapulent

      he’s magical

  • baravelli

    Jorge should have said something like “We got in at 2. No, wait, 3. I always get 2 and 3 confused…”

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      ietcvm

    • Handtius

      i laughed.

  • Handtius

    Damn, he just beat it out.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Good call. Definitely safe.

  • charlespoet

    Still don’t know how Robbie gets so much on the ball without looking like he is even trying. Just amazing.

    • count crapulent

      doesn’t want to show up his fellow Dominicans

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    McCarver pulling same trick as my 5yr old son, counting each throw to 1B.

    • mustang

      Please can you make him stop.

      • mustang

        McCarver not your 5yr old son
        just wanted to be clear.

  • Reggie C.

    Good to see the site is back. That “fatal error” message kinda scared me a sec.

    • Handtius

      same.

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

      You’re telling me. I thought the RAB socialist ninjas were about to break in my home and kill me.

  • Handtius

    2 innings, 2 double plays…I take it.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    big crowd..shut up.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Andy Pettitte: 8 throws to first.
    Tim McCarver: about a thousand mentions of that fact.

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

      The other night he said, this is the sixth time this inning Jorge has walked to the mound. I couldn’t believe he actually counted how many times he did it.

      • ansky

        One pickoff, 2 pickoffs, 3 pickoffs, ah, ah, ah

        /sesame street’d

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Has RAB been a little screwy for anyone else?

    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function show_unread_comment_status() in /home/rivekab2/public_html/wp-content/themes/FlexxProfessional/comments.php on line 78″

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Ah, nevermind. Just saw Reggie’s post.

    • Joe

      +1

      It’s back now tho

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

      That happens after we shut the show unread comments plugin off. It’s no big deal, it only happens for a second.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Gotcha. Thanks.

      • count crapulent

        RAB fatal error=a few minutes off my life

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

    Fuck you, Fidelity Investments. Where’s my commercial featuring an Asian guy lying in bed with a white girl?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      It’s on 4chan.

  • j

    wow pettitte on fire.

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

    DROID DOES. IT WILL ALSO DEVOUR YOUR CHILDREN

  • Charlie

    holy shit, these announcers are just laughably bad. McCarver: “Kendry didn’t want to swing, but did.” Really? Isn’t that like every other fuckin check swing in the history of baseball?

    • count crapulent

      They’re not professional hitters.

      /Waldman’d

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        //Chip Caray’d

      • Mike Oxbeg

        I remember the days when I would listen to the radio instead of national broadcast….what the hell am I to do now? mute button and do my own play by play

    • Handtius

      what are you talking about? They’re like poets on the microphone. It’s like music to my ears, I mean nails on a chalkboard to my ears.

  • Mike Oxbeg

    Exactly the way we wanted the game to start. Andy only 20 pitches, 2 gidp. Weaver 40 pitches after 2 innings BRING ON THAT MIDDLE RELIEF MEAT!

  • Dela G

    cmon guys, have to make him work

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

    Sorry Manny, Alex is coming for your number one spot.

    /Luda’d

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Just got home, how’s Pettitte so far? And how’s the offense?

    • count crapulent

      asleep except for the 2nd in voting due to anti-Yankee bias MVP

    • trueblue

      O- terrible save teh Jeter HR. They all pucker up with a RISP

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      He’s looking very strong – the two hits against were seeing eye ground balls. Only 20 pitches through two innings.

  • baravelli

    Pettitte gets that double play ball so reliably that it seems like putting a runner on first isn’t an advantage for the offense at all. That’s just part of Pettitte’s m.o.

  • trueblue

    Damon is god awful

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Tex has been a lot worse.

      • trueblue

        He at least has 2 big hits. Damon not so much

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

          Uh no…
          Damon has those hits too

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

    His parents are separated.

    Great writing, FOX.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      That was really bad.

  • MikeD

    Watching on Gamecast as I’m at work. I can see the results, but how does Andy look? For that fact, how does Weaver look on the pitching front?

    • count crapulent

      as opposed to what other front?

      • Keanu Reeves

        haha IETC

      • MikeD

        You can review him on any front you like, as long as one of them relates to pitching!

    • Tank the Frank

      Weaver: I ain’t got shit today, here, have a big inning

      Yankees: Nah, we’re straight.

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

    Hah, Ken Rosenthal said Weaver’s dad is watching Jeff in Philly. Jeff isn’t even on the Dodgers’ NLCS roster.

  • Mike Oxbeg

    Damn Tex is struggling

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Man, what has been with Tex?

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Who say that curve to strike out Tex? I know I did.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I have no idea what you’re trying to say.

  • Reggie C.

    Teixiera looks really bad.

    Get it together man. Steal some of Arod’s shine !

  • Keanu Reeves

    Still waiting for the offense to go into “fuck shit up” mode.

  • Ivan

    Yankee offense not clicking rite now.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Tex looks like AROD from 05-06 Playoffs..

  • charelspoet

    Damon and Tex have got to pull their heads out and do something. Only listening to Sterling so my point of reference is what Sterling sees, but sounds like both of them are on fishing trips at the plate.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      That’s the way it looks on TV too. Weaver’s off speed stuff looks tough today though.

    • trueblue

      Honestly the only guys doing a damn thing are Jeter and Arod. Everyone else is fucking up at various levels.

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

        Damon getting hits in Game 1 is fucking up.
        Teixeira with the walk off HR and the defensive plays is fucking up.
        Matsui with a few hits and a home run is fucking up.
        Jorge with a couple hits is fucking up.
        Cano with a couple hits including that triple in Game 2 is fucking up.
        Swisher too with a couple hits is fucking up.

        • YankeeScribe

          You need a hug

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

    Teixy it’s warm out, time to hit.

  • ansky

    I’m hoping someone fedex’s Tex’s bat from the regular season.

  • http://chefrob rob

    looks like we need lotsa zeros from pett

    • count crapulent

      Andy gets pissed when they don’t pick him up. He’ll be giving them the evil eye over the mitt in a bit.

  • Dela G

    attaboy swisher

  • ShuutoHeat

    Pettitte said to Napoli, try this shit!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Note to Fox, it is not an achievment when you make a playoff in 4 team division in 2nd largest media market in country..stop praising the donut man..

  • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

    Swisher is so much better on defense in right than Abreu.

  • Dela G

    man you can’t let aybar get on base

  • ShuutoHeat

    Wow, Pettitte is sawing off the bats left and right.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    One time you don’t want bat to break and it does…lucky single..

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    He had Aybar heading in the wrong direction.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    With the exception of Jeter, A-Rod and Matsui, has anyone really been putting up any numbers?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Almost got him.

  • Reggie C.

    FUCK.

    Aybar got lucky right there. Aybar looks like a less ‘roided version of Manny.

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

      They’re both dark-skinned Latinos with dreadlocks. They all look the same.

  • baravelli

    “I get your drift, and it’s the right drift.” Guess who said that?

  • slappy white

    McCarver: “I get your drift” …..nice expression Fonzie

  • ShuutoHeat

    I would pay $57.99 to watch a televised Figgins Pedroia Rosenthal free for all cage fight.

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

      I would pay $1000.00 to see Rosenthal and Mccarver locked in a cage throughout the playoffs.

  • danny

    throw the pitch!

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I have no idea what McCarver just said about turns. Don’t worry Timmie, I’m sure it made sense in your head.

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

      +1

      I IM’ed my boy “WTF did he just say?”

  • baravelli

    It would be cool if Pettitte picks off Aybar, just to keep his string going of allowing a single and still facing the minimum every inning.

  • Jackson

    Pettitte is in Aybar’s head. Time to get Figgins here.

    • Jackson

      Nevermind

  • Reggie C.

    Pettitte is in control of the pace of this game. Just hoping these throws over to 1st dont sap his endurance.

    damn. SB.

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

    Ok good, now worry about the damn runner.

  • Handtius

    Poop face.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Focus on the hitter now Andy.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      See, easy out.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Lol McCarver and his pop up slide talk made Figgins pop up.

  • Ivan

    So far, so good Pettitte.

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  • pat

    somehow it’s legal, I promise.