ALCS Game Two: Angels @ Yankees

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ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread

2009 ALCSWith four days off between the Division Series and the Championship Series, there was plenty of time to focus on the negative, as some are wont to do. There was talk about CC Sabathia‘s struggles in the postseason and against the Angels, Anaheim’s ownage of the Yanks, the weather, and just about everything negative you could possibly think of. Game One, however, could not have possibly gone any better for New York. Sabathia dominated (and J-Poz wrote about it), the Yankees got timely hits and capitalized on Angel errors, and The Sandman closed the door. It all adds up 1-0 series lead.

The Yanks get a bit of a break tonight, because Mike Scioscia is sending Joe Saunders to the bump rather than the grizzled AL East vet Scott Kazmir. It certainly is a curious decision, but I’m not complaining. The Yankees will counter with AJ Burnett, who will have personal catcher Jose Molina behind the dish. It’s a good thing, Jorge Posada did such a horrible job behind the plate last night. Sigh.

Anyway, here’s the lineups.

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

Joe Saunders (16-7, 4.60)

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

AJ Burnett (13-9, 4.04)

The weather doesn’t look great, but everyone’s hopefully they’ll get this one. The baseball gods usually take care of these things, so I feel pretty confident that we’ll get nine innings in tonight. FOX has the call yet again, first pitch is tentatively scheduled for 7:57pm ET. Enjoy.

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ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread
  • TheLastClown

    Some friends of mine that do ticket business said that people inside the stadium are of the mind that they’ll go to great lengths to get this game in, due to the impending TV scheduling nightmare that tommorrow would be if this game were to get rained out.

  • aj

    why didn’t they play earlier today? Imagine that, in less than ice cold weather.

  • Salty Buggah

    I have to finish a damn essay on Shia and Sunni Muslims and then I have to leave to go somewhere so I cant watch the game. But I’ll be sure to follow it on my phone.

    Here’s hoping we witness Saunders in the fetal position on the mound tonight.

    • Joe D.

      There’s more than one kind of Muslim?

      /American Dreamz’d

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

      .509 SLG against this season, but his control was good against them–just two walks in 13 innings.

      • Joe D.

        .509 SLG?

        Man, the Sunni Muslims can rake!

        • Joe D.

          Ah, you were referencing Saunders, darn it.

          I was hoping baseball was becoming a truly global phenomenon quicker than I realized.

          Nuts.

          • Salty Buggah

            Heh, my essay is on a book called Shia Revival (which I have not read at all so Im basing my essay on some articles by NYT and from the Harvard website) by Vali Nasr and Im supposed to explain the differences and conflicts between Shias and Sunnis while explaining how this will affect the future in the Middle East and Western policy making.

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

              Yours is slightly more difficult, but I wrote an entire paper on Frankenstein w/o having read a single page.

              • Salty Buggah

                I did too 11th grade. Though I think I read the first 10 or so pages and read all of sparknotes.

        • Tank the Frank

          The Shiite’s blow ass!

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

            Abu Bakr FO’ LIFE!!!!!!

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

        /Mike Pop’d

  • Joe D.

    Of the four starts Yankees pitchers have made this postseason, the worst was A.J.’s five-walk, two-HBP performance against a not-particularly-patient Minnesota squad. The catcher for that worst of four? Mr. Jose Molina, of course.

    Small sample Size caveats quite obviously apply, but mildly fascinating nonetheless.

    • Vin R.

      In fact, his best three starts of the year were with Posada behind the plate. Apr 14 Tampa, Jun 14 Mets, and of course Aug 7 Boston.

      • Joe D.

        Shhhhh, Vin.

        You and your pesky “common sense” and “reality”…you make me sick.

        Baseball comes from here (points at lower stomach), in the gut. You nerdlingers and your damn fancy sheetspreads and Wordexcel thingies are ruining the game. Why don’t you stop making believe you enjoy baseball and go do an R-squared Z-score analysis or some shit.

        /McCarvermorganbrennaman’d

        • Vin R.

          Well if we’re talking about guts, does Molina have more than Posada, who was and still is a big leader on this club?

  • Tank the Frank

    I hope that this is one of those games that just follows the status quo. Nothing would be more frustrating than watching an inferior pitcher like Saunders mow us down as he did his last start. A lot of our big hitters have great numbers vs Saunders, and I just hope everything goes to plan. I’m looking for 4.1 IP, 5 ER from Saunders. He gives up way too many HR. Someone goes deep against him.

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

      By “looking for 4.1,” aren’t you just setting yourself up for disappointment? He’s been pretty good over the past 5 or so weeks.
      I’m just looking for a dubya.

      • Tank the Frank

        Good point. I just mean I’m really not in the mood for a nail-biter against this guy. They should crush him and I hope they do.

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

        +1

        They usually hit Saunders hard, but we can’t expect too much.

  • Christos

    Who else got free tickets to last nights dominance?

    • Tank the Frank

      I did. It’s weird you should ask.

      • Christos

        Where were you sitting? 407B on my part.

        • Tank the Frank

          219 row 9, 1B corner of home plate, got free Audi Club passes too. That place is awesome. It makes me wish I was made of money. It was all Sushi and Champagne in that place.

  • Reggie C.

    Mike,

    Your MLBTR post on red sox SS options for 2010 included a mention of trading Hanley Ramirez. Was that a throwaway name you decided to tack on the last second to add some zist to post, or is he a real possibility?

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

      Just a tack on.

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

      They’re going to trade Buchholz and Lowrie for Santana, Reyes and cash.

      /Sox Fan’d

      • Comrade CAMCONOB

        i was on yahoo answers the other day and a sox fan seriously suggested putting a package together consisting of Mike Lowell, Papelbon, and Buchholz for Reyes and Wright

    • Comrade CAMCONOB

      i had the craziest dream that the sox would trade for Prince Fielder. is there any merrit to that?

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

        Considering you first heard of it in a dream, I’m going to say no.

        ;)

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

          I think the Sox have a better chance of trading for Cecil Fielder.

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

        Anything is possible!!!

        /KG’d

        • Mike Pop

          We’re going to fly this boat to the moon somehow.

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

            I’m ridin on a dolphin, doin flips and shit.

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

              Fuck trees. I climb buoys, motherfucker.

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

    Dammit Jimmy Clausen wtf was that?

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

      That was two deviously fiendishly brilliant playcalls by offensive supergenius Charlie Weis. Do you see how he totally flummoxed the haplessly out of position Trojan defenders with all that clever trickeration and motion? He totally caught them off guard and set up Clausen with an easy, wide open reciever.

      What’s that? That totally didn’t happen, and the Irish called to boring ass, vanilla slants that USC easily shut down because they’ve seen that play over and over again since Pee-Wee football?

      Oh, nevermind then. Forget I mentioned it, my bad.

      • Tony

        Hey dude, Duval Kamara fell down. That play was wide open.

  • Tank the Frank

    I was at that game! 1998 Game 1. That was the loudest I’ve ever heard the Stadium. But I haven’t been to more than a handful of postseason games….

    • Christos

      last night was my first postseason and new stadium game, i saw one game at the old stadium…carl pavano beat aj burnett 2-1

      • Tank the Frank

        Hell I wish I could be there tonight. I’m 5 for my last 5 wins in the games I’ve gone to, from the 2007 ALDS Game 3 to last night. And I’m 3 for 3 in playoff games!

        /The world revolves around me’d

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

          /The world revolves around me’d

          (door flies open)

          Hey, sorry I’m late. Were you guys just talking about me again? Fantastic.

          • Tank the Frank

            Could have sworn I heard my phone ring, thought you might have called. That ever happen to you? Anyway call me…we’ll talk about it.

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

              Hey Steve I’m on a pay phone, so if you’re there pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, well OK, call me back.

  • Mike Pop

    Let’s fucking go Yankees!!!!!!

    • Reggie C.

      who do you like tomorrow – Giants or Saints?

      • Christos

        The G-Men!

        • Mike Pop

          Giants. They’re just so good man. Eli has really just been phenomenal.

          Saints are a great team too, so I guess it can go either way.

          I got GMen winning though.

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        I want Eli Manning to smash Jeremy Shockeys face into the ground though I don’t know how to manage to get him on defense for one play.

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

          Eli Manning on defense would be all kinds of epic fail pathetic.

          He’s a good QB. He’s not a toughguy.

          • Christos

            maybe we line up justin tuck against him one play, tuck decks him

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

              That works for me.

              I’m a Miami Hurricane fan, but I never ever liked Shockey. He’s an asshat.

  • Bob Stone

    I can’t wait for the first pitch.

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

      Me too.

      Wait, you said first PITCH? Oh, well, that’s good too.

      • Bob Stone

        I don’t know. I just totally miss your meaning. I’m probably being totally dense along with you probably being a little obtuse. Oh well. It’s always interesting here.

        I saw the game at a bar with friends last night but I missed the fun here at RAB.

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

          Think of words that rhyme with “pitch”. Be juvenile. It’ll come to you.

          • Comrade Samsonov

            witch?

          • Bob Stone

            Bitchin’ man.

          • Bob Stone

            I’m watchingthis with my sister. She wants to know if all us RAB commenters are male chauvinistic sexist pigs.

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

              No, just the smart ones.

              • Bob Stone

                Are some of the commenters TV dinners? My sister was just asking.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Let’s do this shit.
    Let’s bring the friggin roof down.

    • Tank the Frank

      Seriously. I’m ready to annoy my elderly neighbor downstairs.

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

    So is it just me or do these Fox guys want to give no credit to the Yankees for winning last night?

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      It’s funny the guys at Halo Heaven or whatever the hell they are called think that the announcers are giving massive blowjobs to the Yankees. I think it’s a perspective thing.

    • Tank the Frank

      Honestly, I’m a huge homer, but it’s been all about the Angels mistakes; the Yankees can’t win close games, and because they played good defense and went 1st to 3rd once, they played “Angel baseball.”

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    I was thinking all day that they should have been playing baseball today. WTF does television dictate this crap?

    • whozat

      It is really annoying. When you’re playing somewhere with potential weather issues (north and east in the fall and spring), you should really play in the daytime. The priority should be getting the games in.

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

      WTF does television dictate this crap?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money

  • Tank the Frank

    This FOX pre-game team is utterly unwatchable. Is anyone listening to this right now?

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

      Unfortunately.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I’ve got the music pumped up and the pre-game clown show muted, they had me hyped with “Empire State of Mind” so I loaded up JayZ,LP and JayZ+LP.

        • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S0CViLms5ys/Sd54tE5sVMI/AAAAAAAAAho/0fxSZIso2OM/s400/Swisha+House.jpg Kevin G.

          I share the same birthday as Jay-Z.

    • whozat

      Yep.

      Absolutely ri-goddamn-diculous.

      • Christos

        Not the best pregame ive ever seen.

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

    We “got away with it last night”?

    Mark Grace is an idiot. That guy needs a mental slumpbuster.

    • Mike Pop

      Just giving no credit to CC or the Yankees team.

      Victory will be sweet.

  • Mike Pop

    If FOX going to institute the K cam? A camera on Kate Hudson in the entire game that shows her in a box in the corner the whole time.

    • Comrade Samsonov

      only during Arod’s ab’s

    • Tank the Frank

      If FOX going to institute the K cam? A camera on Kate Hudson in the entire game that shows her in a box in the corner the whole time.

      I approve and believe it should be a staple of Yankees baseball.

  • andrew

    Does anyone have information regarding the weather? Not as in the forecasts for tonight, but right now, is it raining at the stadium? Is the tarp on? or are things looking like we’ll be on time?

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

      not much rain right now.

      http://www.wunderground.com/ra.....el=Stadium

      That green shit by the target is just interference and maybe some small showers.

      Looks pretty good right about now.

    • Bob Stone

      It’s not raining at the stadiunm right now. A great web site for the precipitation map and forecast is http://www.wunderground.com.

  • DelaG

    i am so fucking pumped for this game

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

    The Yankees are just like me.

    We both have a refrigerator full of whipped cream.

    • Comrade Samsonov

      you pie yourself after walkoffs?

      thats what she said?

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

        This guy knows what I’m talking about…

        • Comrade CAMCONOB

          IETC

    • Bob Stone

      My sister says whip cream is good but it’s not the same as the real thing.

      • Bob Stone

        Refrigerator full or not.

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

        Can I have your sister’s number?

        • Bob Stone

          setcvm

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL, was JoPO all teary eyed talking about the pies?

    • whozat

      Nah, Jorge’s all torn up because his manager is putting an inferior team on the field tonight.

      • Mike Pop

        +1

      • ShuutoHeat

        LOL, funny how my friend just said that out loud as well.

  • Dela G

    that was a great piece about the pies

    [/pun intended

  • ShuutoHeat

    Okay Burnett you heard those two bastards, prove those assclowns wrong!

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Hooray for more baseball!

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

    lol.. They say they think AJ will struggle, I suppose Saunders is teh Ace.

    • whozat

      Yeah, that was pretty dumb. I think they could both struggle, pretty easily. Burnett is already prone to wildness, he may have a tough time getting a grip on the curveball, and the Angels WILL take advantage of free baserunners in a way that the Twins couldn’t.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeah, the guy with average stuff, bad numbers, and around 50 HR allowed (roughly) should cruise.

  • Mike HC

    Asking these guys for predictions are stupid. Why would they predict a bad start for AJ? Who knows how he is going to pitch. I know everyone loves the predictions and stuff, but it just rubbed my as a bit bush league right there.

    • Comrade Samsonov

      they forgot the guacamole

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

        BUSHLEAGUE, BRO!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Hey McCarver, why are you choking up a bit?
    BTW, old timer… STFU.

  • Dela G

    the yanks HAVE to win this game, because i don’t know if they can take 2 in anaheim

    LETS GET IT YANKS

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

      the yanks HAVE to win this game, because i don’t know if they can take 2 in anaheim a loss would make for a shitty Saturday night

      LETS GET IT YANKS

    • whozat

      I certainly know they can. I don’t know if they WILL, because I can’t tell the future. But to say they can’t is absolutely absurd.

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

      i don’t know if they can take 2 in anaheim

      I find your lack of faith… disturbing.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    why are they giving all of the credit for last night’s win to the Angel’s miscues?

  • Mike Pop

    Alright Burnett, let’s keep that control in check.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    why the hell is Wanda Sykes getting her own show???

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Hasn’t she had her own show a couple of times? What’s going to be different about this one?

      • whozat

        This one is a terrible TALK show, not a terrible sitcom or comedy show.

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

      Because George Lopez and Monique have their own shows, and she’s funnier than both of them combined?

      Granted, that’s a low bar, but technically it works.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I don’t know about you guys, but I am getting crazy shivers over how friggin awesome all this shiet is.

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

    GREAT scouting report there Timmy.

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

    Let’s fuckin’ roll, A.J.!

  • Comrade Samsonov

    LET’S GET IT ON!

  • Riddering

    I waited until the last minute to turn to FOX and the first thing I see is still Joe Buck’s emaciated face.

    Just ain’t right.

    Still, LET’S GO YANKEES.

  • baravelli

    “Turn up the heat?!” That’s really all they could think of for the Yankees keys? That means nothing!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Bring this shiet on!

  • Raul

    Joe Buck/Tim Mcarver are retards.

  • master bra’tac

    A media question that i hope someone can answer: the foxsports Spanish channel in new york (on IO cable)has the rights to broadcast tonight’s ALCS game but instead of showing it on channel 223 its on channel 9 and 9 HD.
    My question has been like this before or is this the first for an arraignment like this?

  • Handtius

    good start!

    • Handtius

      good second start!!!

  • Reggie C.

    AJ ks Figgins.

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

    Boom. Great pitch, A.J.

  • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_S0CViLms5ys/Sd54tE5sVMI/AAAAAAAAAho/0fxSZIso2OM/s400/Swisha+House.jpg Kevin G.

    Hah, the “I got ripped in 4 weeks” ad changed into “I got ripped in 3 weeks!

  • ShuutoHeat

    OOH he dropped the hammer on him.

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

    Figgins missed that by a mile. He’s all sorts of fucked up right now.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      3/45 Million. Now.

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

        Make him play LF again.

    • Raul

      0-16 make that 17 9 k.

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

    That 0-1 pitch had FILTHY movement on it.

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

      Yeah it was, that shit looked like it was going to hit Bobby, and it wound up in the middle of the plate.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    wow that was a sick 2 seam fastball to Abreu

  • ShuutoHeat

    “It’s easier to get the first two strikes on Bobby Abreu, than the third strike.”

    Wait, you sure about that now? Let’s ask ZZ… wait he Ked him twice. STFU McCarver.

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

    Really, Joe? 1 finger usually means fastball.

    • Raul

      Who let Timmy out of the nursing home to call this game.

  • Ivan

    Come on AJ.

  • Rey22

    Oh here we go again with the whole Molina > Posada blablabla

    • whozat

      Didn’t you hear earlier? This battery is “just better”, beause Joe Buck says so.

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

    Make him chase it now, A.J.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    hahaha they played the PC Richards whistle on hunter

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

    This is the hardest he’s thrown in a Yankee uniform!!

    What, really? lol

  • Comrade Samsonov

    dammit

  • Dela G

    damn those fucking bloop hits

    cmon AJ!

  • Handtius

    bull crap.

  • SF Yanks

    Go AJ, go AJ, GO!

  • whozat

    lucky hit, crap.

  • Ivan

    With the damn two out hits. Oh Well.

  • ShuutoHeat

    That is some BS luck man.

  • baravelli

    Uh-oh, they played the PC Richards whistle preemptively on that foul tip. That’s why that bloop fell in.

    • Raul

      I hate that whistle

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    That’s the second nutball-to-double of the playoffs.

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

    Gah, little bloop shit.

    On the replay, he’s pretty luck Hunter didn’t rip that. It was right over the plate.

    Bear down w/two outs here, A.J.

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

      Just like that.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I love that Vlad runs like and old lady!

  • Ivan

    Nice inning Burnett.

  • Dela G

    attaboy AJ

    LETS GO PUSSYTUBE AND BEAT THE CRAP OUTTA SAUNDERS BABAY!!!

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

    Nice inning AJ. The bloop double was just one of those things.

  • Handtius

    Yeayer!!!

  • Comrade Samsonov

    Does anyone else find it annoying that haf the channels broadcast in 4:3 broadcast ratio and the other half in 16:9?

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

      I’d just love it if FOX could stick to one shot for more than 5 seconds.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Action cut shots = Ratings.

        RAB should take notice.

  • Bob Stone

    Good start.

  • Mike Pop

    Good stuff. A.J. threw some good pitches that inning.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    it is fun having Jorge bat b4 Jeter

  • Dela G

    why not have molina bat 8th so you can have someone who could get on base for jetes?

  • Dela G

    ugh jeter…

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

    Come on, Jeet. Make him establish command first; he hasn’t pitched in a long time.

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

    Lame, Jetes.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    1 pitch = 1 out = not a good start

  • Ivan

    Saunders has a Power Sinker? Really?

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

    Oh, Jeter, you still have the patience of a much younger man.

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

    Look to turn on one here, Johnny.

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

      Gaaaaah, just under it and not off the fat of the bat.

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

        Yeah, FOX missed how Damon didn’t get that ball on the sweet spot.

        But the weather and bandbox are more fun to talk about.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    This weather fucking sucks.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    soooo fucking lucky

  • Dela G

    damn, this wind is nuts!!

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    sheeeeet, wind blowing in again, anyone?

  • Ivan

    Where the fuck is the Jet Stream?

  • Comrade Samsonov

    at least damon hit the ball hard

    • baravelli

      Jeter hit the ball pretty hard too, for that matter…

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

      Eh…not really. If he hit that hard it would’ve gotten out. He got under it and it wasn’t off the fat part of the bat.

  • Slappy White

    time for Tex to wake up

    • alittleblackegg

      At least it was seven pitch at bat. Only one really “bad” swing too.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    why did the HP ump turn to the yanks dugout?

    • Mike Pop

      Wanted to remind them that they’re bad for baseball.

    • ShuutoHeat

      That two seam is buzzing tonight.

  • Dela G

    damn, saunders mowed down tex there :(

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

    Time for the Saunders fauning to start.

  • Ivan

    Yo Tex really needs to start hitting.

    • Comrade Samsonov

      true dat, he’s got what 3 hits all postseason?

    • whozat

      Yeah, he’s had like…one or two at bats since he ripped a ball all the way to the wall, and a whole TWO GAMES since he won a game with a screaming line drive of a homer.

      • Ivan

        Outside of that hit, he has been struggling with the his offense.

  • Dela G

    beautiful pitch by burnett!

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

    That pitch was F I L T H Y

    • Ivan

      filthier than a dirty whore.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    is aj the one that switched to going 1-seam/sideways2-seam or is that CC?

  • Dela G

    i like this fox trax plus thingy

    sounds cool

    • whozat

      I’m pretty sure it’s just pitchfx.

      open up gameday, if you hover over any pitch in the display in the middle, it shows release and result speed.

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

    Juuuuuuuust a bit outside.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    lol @ mccarver not knowing the ball ends at teh plater slower

    • Dela G

      yeah i was going to say… didn’t this guy pitch with bob gibson back in the day?

  • Quikksand

    LET’S GO A.J!!!!!!!!

  • whozat

    wait that first pitch was a ball?

  • Jordan

    Tim McCarver is brain dead.

  • Rey22

    “We’re a better team with you sitting”

    Oooooh God, please, someone, make it stop!!

    • whozat

      where is that from?

      • Rey22

        They said it in the broadcast while talking about Posada.

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

    Boy, PeteAbe sure never gets bored of cracking jokes about empty seats, huh?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Some clown named Passan at Yahoo wrote about it too.

    • AndrewYF

      Hey, it’s tough when you jump on a sinking ship, and are suddenly a non-entity among better the beat writers there.

      • Jordan

        IETC.

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

    Did you folks out back realize the ball doesn’t go 94 mph forever! This is unbelievable!

    • Jordan

      Actually, it depends on who the catcher is. If Molina is behind the plate it actually adds 1.5 mph to Burnett’s fastball in flight.

      If it’s Posada a 93 mph fastball is arrives at 76 mph up against the backstop.

      Well that’s what Tim McCarver told me, anyway.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Oh yeah geniuses, objects don’t lose any speed/force/power while traveling a certain distance. Because this is earth. Nothing loses speed/force/power while in motion.

    99 mph fastball thrown across the stadium will stay constant.

    McCarver you’re a bumbling moron.

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      don’t forget seam friction

      • ShuutoHeat

        ugh, there’s so much science to just pitching along that if we explained it to McCarver his head would explode.

  • alittleblackegg

    Wow, AJ looks on tonight.

  • Dela G

    AJ GREAT INNING AGAIN!

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

    Like a cat, baby. Like a cat.

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

    Have I mentioned recently how much I love good pitching?

  • Quikksand

    2 great innings by A.J.

  • Raul

    Fox trax plus. Not new. At PNC Park they have it on the scoreboard after every pitch

    • whozat

      Huh. That’s an odd choice. I guess it’d be kind of interesting on breaking pitches and stuff, to see how much more velo they lose than the 4-seamer or something.

      • claybeez

        They also have vertical and horizontal break.

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

      MLB.com has had both starting and ending velocity on their online draft scouting videos since 2003.

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

      It’s been on gameday since they clocked velocity.

  • Comrade Samsonov

    nice quick inning

  • Mike Pop

    For real man. He acted like that ‘Fox trax’ thing was the greatest invention.

  • baravelli

    I guess it’s interesting that the pitch lost 7 mph as it travelled, but they need to show me how that relates to different kinds of pitches, and different qualities of pitches. Does this measurement relate to the so-called “late life” you hear about and which I was always skeptical wasn’t an illusion of some kind? Can pitchers really somehow control something about a pitch’s aerodynamics that makes it lose less speed? If they actually did work, their Trax dealy could be very cool, instead of just a gimmick.

    • whozat

      Backspin won’t really make it lose less speed, but it will make the pitch drop less, yeah.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    CC should def do vw comerciales. good inning for allen J

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

    No reason to chase that, Alex!

  • Dela G

    damn it, right at Aybar

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

    Dammit, Rodriguez got jammed.

    • baravelli

      Do you mean fisted?

  • Dela G

    joe buck, your knowledge of teletubbies makes you lose a ton of man points

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    excellent tellitubbie reference, JOE, good for youuuu

  • ShuutoHeat

    Hey Joe Buck, you can’t think of something more manly than… Teletubby? You could’ve said wanna be ninja.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That outside corner is huge.

  • PaulF

    So, AJ looks good so far.

  • Dela G

    that 2-2 pitch was bullshit

    that ball was way out

  • ansky

    Is Cano dressed like an awesome ninja again tonight?

    • ShuutoHeat

      I can only hope so.

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

    Gonna be a quick night for batters if that 2-1 pitch keeps getting called.

    • alittleblackegg

      As long as AJ gets that call too, I’m okay with that.

  • whozat

    ok. so there’s a wide zone tonight.

  • PaulF

    Joe Saunders = Nick Blackburn?

  • ansky

    shady strike zone right now.

  • Jordan

    I would like to see the QuesTech data regarding umpire accuracy in calling strikes.

    If these TBS and Fox pitch trackers are at all accurate, MLB must be complacent with having their umpires basically flip a coin on anything not directly down the middle.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    i want someone to stare back at a catcher when his eyes peer in on a batter

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

    Swisher doin’ what Swisher does.

    Let’s go, Robbie.

  • Dela G

    great eye swish

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    NINJANO TIME!

  • Salty Buggah

    I love how the Fox guys completely ignore the outside call. Fuckers.

  • baravelli

    Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but does it look like Saunders doesn’t actually look so good, despite not giving up a hit yet? He’s missing a lot of locations, and his breaking pitches don’t look under control.

  • ansky

    here comes that ninja magic!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Hey Joe Buck, is your middle name “Captain Fucking Obvious” ? Goes well with your partner, “Captain Fucking Clueless”.

    No shit you’re going to get pounded when your sinker doesn’t sink.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    ooo, cano wanted that 0-1 pitch

  • Yanks21

    Is this the same ump that did the Twins Series..

    if so, he sucked and then really sucked!

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Come on Ninja Cano.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      YEAH NINJA CANO!

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

    NINJANO W/THE RBI! Woo!

  • Dela G

    ROBBIE CANOOOOOO!!!

    1-0 yankees!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Oh Man, we love that Ninja!

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

    Ninjason Cano!

  • Mike Pop

    Robbie Cano!!!!!!!

  • Yanks21

    CANO DONT YOU KNOW!!! TRIPLE!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    HASSAN CHOP!!

  • whozat

    It took FOREVER for someone to get to that ball!

    Nice.

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

    Finally they pull that two-out bullshit on the other team. Great job Robbie. Two strike hits are a bitch.

  • Ivan

    Wow just terrific hitting by Cano.

  • claybeez

    Cano!

  • ansky

    JUDO CHOP!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Cano swats a triple !

  • Dela G

    i love me ninja cano!

  • alittleblackegg

    Cano is my favorite Yankee hitter. 0-2 count triple? Badass.

  • ansky

    man no team goes 1st to home like the Ang…er..YANKEES!

  • putt

    I like 2 out rbi triples.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Ninja heard your fucking comments, so he said “I’ll slaughter the ball”.

    Joe Buck, patience if a virtue and silence is golden… so STFU guys.

  • baravelli

    Okay Melky, at least pass the pitcher’s spot in the lineup…

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    mewants robinson to pull his shaw up to his eyes

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

    Anyone else occasionally hearing a clicking sound?

    • claybeez

      Yes.

    • SF Yanks

      Yes. Couldn’t figure it out though.

  • PaulF

    how come when swisher takes two pitches its “patient”, but when cano takes two pitches hes “passive”

    He was waiting for that pitch and now the yankees are ahead.

    We love you robbie!

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      Because Robbie’s asleep on those 2 pitches.

  • Quikksand

    ninja cano baby!

  • Dela G

    man, they might just walk melky and let molina bat

    ugh

    • Don

      Id rather have CC DH, than watch Molina bat.

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

    62-20 is obviously a fantastic mark when you score first, but don’t most teams win most of their games when they score first?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Melky is awful from the right side.

  • whozat

    Fail, Melky. Needed to take that walk!

  • Dela G

    damn it

    well at least they got the lead

    now AJ, let’s hold em down

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